Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Herb Garden · Perennial

Leonotis leonurus

Scientific name: Leonotis leonurus Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lion’s tale” “wild dagga” “lion’s ear” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, tropical broadleaf evergreen shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 8-11 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average fertility, not fussy Moisture: Well drained – evenly moist Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W… Continue reading Leonotis leonurus

Perennial · Tropical

Salvia divinorum

Scientific name: Salvia divinorum Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Salvia” “ska pastora” “la Maria” “Diviner’s sage” Plant Type: Tropical, tender perennial Conditions: Zone: 10-12 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy – fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-6′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Large leaves and a distinctive thick, hollow, square… Continue reading Salvia divinorum

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

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 · Attracts Hummingbirds! · Perennial · Shrub

Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Flowering maple” “Abutilon” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers… Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

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

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Sub-Shrub

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