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Leonotis leonurus

Scientific name: Leonotis leonurus Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lion’s tale” “wild dagga” “lion’s ear” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, tropical broadleaf evergreen shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 8-11 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average fertility, not fussy Moisture: Well drained – evenly moist Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W… Continue reading Leonotis leonurus

Beneficial Insects! · Biennial · Perennial

Anthriscus sylvestris

Scientific name: Anthriscus sylvestris Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Queen Anne’s lace” “cow parsley” “deil’s meal” “keck” “mock chervil” “wild chervil” Plant Type: Biennial or short lived perennial Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Evenly moist – well drained, doesn’t like drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5′… Continue reading Anthriscus sylvestris

Beneficial Insects! · Bulbs · Deer Resistant Plants! · Fragrant Flowers

Muscari armeniacum

Scientific name: Muscari armeniacum Synonym: Muscari colchicum, Muscari cyaneo-violaceum, Muscari polyanthum, Muscari steupii, Muscari svovitzianum, Muscari szovitsianum Family: ASPARAGACEAE Common names: “Armenian grape hyacinth” “blue bells” Plant Type: Bulb Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or Sheltered Soil: Average, handles clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-9″ W 3-6″ Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow, arching… Continue reading Muscari armeniacum

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Aconitum napellus

Scientific name: Aconitum napellus Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: “Monkshood” “wolfsbane” “Adam and Eve” “bear’s foot” “common aconite” “common monk’s cowl” “Cupid’s cap” “flapdock” “grandmother’s nightcap” “friar’s cap” “Helen’s flower” “helmet flower” Plant Type: Herbaceous tuberous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Partial shade, tolerates more sun with good moisure Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically fertile acidic soils, enjoys… Continue reading Aconitum napellus

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Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: “Royal grevillea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and… Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

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Origanum vulgare

Scientific name: Origanum vulgare Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Oregano” “pot marjoram” “English marjoram” “grove marjoram” “wintersweet” Plant Type: Woody based deciduous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-10 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered, hot location Soil: Rich sandy loam, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, some drought tolerance Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-2′ H &… Continue reading Origanum vulgare

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Thymus vulgaris

Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Thyme” “English thyme” “common thyme” “wild thyme” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen subshrub or perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun only Exposure: Sheltered, may require some winter protection Soil: Sandy-gravely soil, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, drought tolerant but enjoys some watering Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12″ H &… Continue reading Thymus vulgaris