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

Vancouveria hexandra

Scientific name: Vancouveria hexandra Family: BERBERIDACEAE Common names: "Inside-out flower" "American barrenwort" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-7 Light: Part shade - Full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-1.5' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Basal leaves, each leaf with 3-lobed, heart-shaped leaflets Flower: Drooping … Continue reading Vancouveria hexandra

Aloe spp. & cvs’.

Scientific name: Aloe spp. & cvs'. Family: ASPHODELACEAE Common names: "Aloe" Plant Type: Evergreen succulent perennial Conditions: Zone: 9+ Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5" - 20' Leaf and Stem shape: Fleshy succulent leaves with soft spikes along the edges Flower: Spires of tall … Continue reading Aloe spp. & cvs’.

Nymphaea spp. & cvs.

Scientific name: Nymphaea spp. & cvs. Family: NYMPHACEAE Common names: "Water lily" "lotus" Plant Type: Aquatic perennial Conditions: Zone: 3 - 12 Light: Full sun best - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Loamy clay Moisture: Submerged in still or slow moving water Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 3-8' Leaf and Stem shape: Floating, rounded leaves Flower: White flowers … Continue reading Nymphaea spp. & cvs.

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

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

Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: "shy plant" "touch-me-not" "sensitive plant" "dormilones" "action plant" "humble plant" "live and die" Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 9-11 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-18" W 18-36" … Continue reading Mimosa pudica

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