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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

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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

Mediterranean · Tree

Cedrus libani

Scientific name: Cedrus libani Synonym: Cedrus libani subsp. libani Family: PINACEAE Common names: “Cedar of Lebanon” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree Conditions: Zone: 6-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average, grows best in deep acidic loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 40-60′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Tiered branches, with whorled dark green needles in… Continue reading Cedrus libani

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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

Bulbs · Fragrant Flowers · Mediterranean

Hyacinthus orientalis

Scientific name: Hyacinthus orientalis Family: ASPARAGACEAE Common names: “Hyacinth” Plant Type: Bulb Conditions: Zone: 3-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich, fertile soils Moisture: Moist well drained, avoid excessive winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 8-12″ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy, broadly strap-shaped leaves Flower: Highly fragrant flowers with recurved petals in all… Continue reading Hyacinthus orientalis

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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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Thymus vulgaris

Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Thyme” “English thyme” “common thyme” “wild thyme” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen subshrub or perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun only Exposure: Sheltered, may require some winter protection Soil: Sandy-gravely soil, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, drought tolerant but enjoys some watering Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12″ H &… Continue reading Thymus vulgaris