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

Annual · Perennial · Tropical

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

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Fragrant Flowers · Mediterranean · Perennial

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

Fragrant Flowers · Groundcover · Perennial

Viola odorata

Scientific name: Viola odorata Family: VIOLACEAE Common names: “Violets” “sweet violet” “English violet” “florist’s violet” “garden violet” “March violet” “sweet pansy” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-6 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Average – any Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-4″ W ∞ infinite spread Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Viola odorata

Beneficial Insects! · Perennial

Veratrum nigrum

Scientific name: Veratrum nigrum Synonym: Veratrum ussuriense Family: MELANTHIACEAE Common names: “Dark flowered white hellebore” “Black false hellebore” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold and wind Soil: Fertile humus rich, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Moist well drained, cannot dry out Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4-6′ W 2-3′… Continue reading Veratrum nigrum

Beneficial Insects! · Perennial

Veronicastrum virginicum

Scientific name: Veronicastrum virginicum Family:PLANTAGINACEAE Common names: “Culver’s root” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile humus rich Moisture: Moist – wet, well drained, never allow to dry out Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4-7′ W 2-4′ Leaf and Stem shape: Whorls of narrow, dark green, pointed leaves Flower: Tall… Continue reading Veronicastrum virginicum

Beneficial Insects! · Fragrant Flowers · Herb Garden · Perennial

Valeriana officinalis

Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Valerian” “garden heliotrope” “All heal” Plant Type:  Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – rich loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5′ W 2-4′ Leaf and Stem shape: Odd pinnate toothed lance shaped leaves, aromatic when bruised Flower: Cymes of… Continue reading Valeriana officinalis