Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

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

Beneficial Insects! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Mediterranean · Perennial

Cynara cardunculus

Scientific name: Cynara cardunculus Synonym: Cynara cardunculus Cardoon Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “globe artichoke” “cardoon” “prickly artichoke” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun, will not grow in shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile soil with good mulch Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 2-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Clumps of… Continue reading Cynara cardunculus

Edible · Tree

Citrus japonica

Scientific name: Citrus japonica Synonym: Citrus kinokuni , Citrus madurensis, Citrus × nobilis var. inermis, Fortunella hindsii , Fortunella japonica , Fortunella margarita , Fortunella × crassifolia Family: RUTACEAE Common names: “Oval kumquat” Plant Type: Evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 8-12 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from frost and cold Soil: Average, enjoys loamy compost Moisture: Moist well drained, avoid watering in winter Aesthetic: Plant Size: 8-15′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy lance-shaped leaves and small… Continue reading Citrus japonica

Biennial · Edible · Sub-Shrub · Weeds & Invasive Plants

Rubus armeniacus

Scientific name: Rubus armeniacus Synonym: R. discolor, R. procerus Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Himalayan blackberry” Perennial or subshrub, often biennial, invasive weed Root system: Fibrous with spreading horizontal roots Conditions: Soil: Any average – fertile humusy soil Moisture:  Requires good moisture, moist but well drained Light: Full sun – light shade Location: Stream and river banks, grows… Continue reading Rubus armeniacus

Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

Cannabis sativa

Scientific name: Cannabis sativa Synonym: Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis Family: CANNABACEAE Common names: “Cannabis” “hemp” “marijuana””ganja” “grass” “weed” “pot” Plant Type: Perennial or short lived shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 7-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Nitrogen rich, fertile best, tolerant of poor conditions Moisture: Moist well drained, avoid overhead irrigation… Continue reading Cannabis sativa

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

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

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