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

Annual · Biennial · Edible · Herb Garden

Anthriscus cerefolium

Scientific name: Anthriscus cerefolium Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Chervil” “garden chervil” “hedge parsley” Plant Type: Annual or Biennial Conditions: Zone: 3 -6-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated sandy soil with less clay Moisture: Evenly moist – well drained, no drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 9-12″ Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves… Continue reading Anthriscus cerefolium

Annual · Biennial · Edible · Herb Garden

Ocimum basilicum

Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Basil” “sweet basil” Plant Type: Annual or biennial Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile cultivated soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-2′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Fragrant tender lanceolate leaves Flower: White flowers, cut off when… Continue reading Ocimum basilicum

Annual · Biennial · Edible

Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla

Scientific name: Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla Family: AMARANTHACEAE Common names: “Swiss chard” Plant Type: Biennial vegetable, can be grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11, survives winter in zones 7-8+ usually Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered, not frost hardy Soil: Fertile Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 16-20″ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Green – burgundy… Continue reading Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla

Annual · Biennial · Edible

Brassica oleracea

Synonym: Brassica oleracea Family: BRASSICACEAE Common names: “Ornamental Cabbage” “cauliflower” “kale” “red cabbage” Plant Type: Evergreen biennial grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Rich fertile alkaline soil, enjoys lime Moisture: Moist-average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 12-18″ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Rosette of rounded, glaucous, green-purple leaves,… Continue reading Brassica oleracea

Annual · Biennial · Deer Resistant Plants! · Edible · Herb Garden

Papaver somniferum

Scientific name: Papaver somniferum Synonym: Papaver hortense Family: PAPAVERACEAE Common names: “Opium poppy” “dream plant” “fairy’s charms” “flower of Venus” “moonflower” “sweet slumber” Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 8-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, less clay better Moisture: Well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-4′ W 1′ Leaf and Stem shape: Heart-shaped leaves, the upper ones clasping… Continue reading Papaver somniferum

Annual · Biennial · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Perennial

Dianthus chinensis

Scientific name: Dianthus chinensis Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE Common names: “Annual pink” “Indian pink” “China pink” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial or biennial, often grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Neutral – slightly alkaline soil containing fine compost, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12″ W 6-9″ Leaf and… Continue reading Dianthus chinensis