Allium porrum

Scientific name: Allium porrum Synonym: Allium ampeloprasm (Porrum group) Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE Common names: "Leek" Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep organically rich Moisture: Moist well drained - consistant moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 1-2' Maintenance: Low Landscape use: Veggie garden Propagate: By seed Pests & Disease: Can get a … Continue reading Allium porrum

Asplenium scolopendrium

Scientific name: Asplenium scolopendrium Synonym: Phyllitis scolopendrium Family: ASPLENIACEAE Common names: "Hart's tongue fern" "burnt weed" "buttonhole" "Christ's hair" "horse tongue" Plant Type: Evergreen perennial fern Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full shade - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Alkaline - slightly acidic, humousy limestone soils Moisture: Medium moisture, needs good drainage Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-1.5' H & … Continue reading Asplenium scolopendrium

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

Sanguisorba officinalis

Scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: "Greater burnet" "Burnet bloodwort" Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best - part shade Exposure: Exposed Soil: Fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with rounded or oblong leaflets Flower: Maroon flowers in … Continue reading Sanguisorba officinalis

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

Iris germanica

Scientific name: Iris germanica Synonym: Iris mesopotamica, Iris 'Florentina' blue Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: "bearded iris" "common German flag" "common iris" "orris root" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil:Alkaline, sandy loam, doesn't like clay Moisture: Well drained, dry, needs to dry out in the summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3' W 1-2' Leaf and … Continue reading Iris germanica

Ilex aquifolium

Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE Common names: "Holly" "English holly" "holm" "hulst" "hulver" Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun - partial shade, less fruit in deeper shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50' W 15-25' … Continue reading Ilex aquifolium

Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' Synonym: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' Family: POACEAE Common names: "Japanese blood grass" "Cogon grass" " Plant Type: Deciduous perennial grass Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun - part shade, will grow in full shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Average, enjoys fertile humus rich, handles clay and poor soils Moisture: Moist well drained, drought tolerant … Continue reading Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’

Sciadopitys verticillata

Scientific name: Sciadopitys verticillata Family: SCIADOPITYACEAE Common names: "Koyamaki" "Japanese umbrella pine" "parasol pine" Plant Type: Conifer tree Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic - neutral Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 60' W 12-24' , slow growing Leaf and Stem shape: Dense whorls of dark green, linear leaves … Continue reading Sciadopitys verticillata