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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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Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora Family: ELAEAGNACEAE Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales,… Continue reading Elaeagnus multiflora

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Salvia officinalis

Scientific name: Salvia officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Sage” “common garden sage” “sauge” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen sun-shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – loam Moisture: Well drained, dry – drought tolerant, avoid winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Very aromatic, finely… Continue reading Salvia officinalis

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Melissa officinalis

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lemon balm” “balm leaf” “balm oil plant” “barm leaf” “bee balm” “dropsywort” “honey plant” “pimentary” “sweet balm” “sweet Mary” “tea balm” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Well drained, dry – medium, enjoys some… Continue reading Melissa officinalis

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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