Tilia cordata

Scientific name: Tilia cordata Family: MALVACEAE Common names: "Littleleaf linden" "small leaved lime" Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-7 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Prefers more alkaline Moisture: Moist well drained, doesn't handle drying out well Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 60-70' W 30-40' Leaf and Stem shape:  Glossy dark … Continue reading Tilia cordata

Pimpinella anisum

Scientific name: Pimpinella anisum Family: APIACEAE , previously UMBELLIFERAE Common names: "Aniseed" "Anise" Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun, will not grow in shade Soil: Best in cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2' W 6-8" Leaf and Stem shape: Thick stems with larger rounded leaves on the bottom … Continue reading Pimpinella anisum

Buddleja davidii

Scientific name: Buddleja davidii Synonym: Buddleja variabilis Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE Common names: "Butterfly bush" "summer lilac" "orange eye" Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Moist well drained, handles drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12' W 3-6' Leaf and Stem shape: Arching shoots with lance-shaped, … Continue reading Buddleja davidii

Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’

Scientific name: Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' Family: CANNABACEAE Common names: "Golden hops" Plant Type: Herbaceous vine Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any, average - fertile Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H15-25' W 3-6' Leaf and Stem shape: Vigorous climber with rough twining stems and deeply palmately-lobed … Continue reading Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’

Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum Family: ALLIACEAE Common names: "Sicilian honey garlic" "Bulgarian honey garlic" "Mediterranean bells" "Honey lily" Plant Type: Perennial bulb Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H … Continue reading Nectaroscordum siculum

Myrrhis odorata

Scientific name: Myrrhis odorata Family: APIACEAE Common names: "Sweet cicely" "Anice" "myrrh" "sweet bracken" "sweet chervil" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Part shade - full shade, tolerates full sun with more water Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich deep soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-4' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: … Continue reading Myrrhis odorata

Veratrum nigrum

Scientific name: Veratrum nigrum Synonym: Veratrum ussuriense Family: MELANTHIACEAE Common names: "Dark flowered white hellebore" "Black false hellebore" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold and wind Soil: Fertile humus rich, doesn't like clay Moisture: Moist well drained, cannot dry out Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4-6' W 2-3' … Continue reading Veratrum nigrum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Scientific name: Veronicastrum virginicum Family:PLANTAGINACEAE Common names: "Culver's root" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile humus rich Moisture: Moist - wet, well drained, never allow to dry out Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4-7' W 2-4' Leaf and Stem shape: Whorls of narrow, dark green, pointed leaves Flower: Tall … Continue reading Veronicastrum virginicum

Valeriana officinalis

Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE Common names: "Valerian" "garden heliotrope" "All heal" Plant Type:  Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average - rich loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5' W 2-4' Leaf and Stem shape: Odd pinnate toothed lance shaped leaves, aromatic when bruised Flower: Cymes of … Continue reading Valeriana officinalis