ABELMOSCHUS manihot This species is often used as an architectural specimen in the garden reaching 4-5 feet by late summer. Large, 5", soft yellow petals surround a throat of deep purple. Large, palmately divided, hairy leaves and long seed pods add interest. Loves full sun and hot summers.
ABUTILON (Flowering Maple) This genus of the mallow family are extremely heat tolerant. Great for your container or in the ground, flowering non-stop all summer until a killing frost. Full sun, evenly moist soil and weekly fertilization. Some can be overwintered as house plants.
'Dwarf Red' Upright grower 18-24" with small bright red flowers, heavy bloomer.
'Huntington Pink' Upright grower 18-24", having an abundance of light pink flowers with garnet throats.
megapotamicum 'Chinese Lantern' Trailing variety with 1" red, yellow and black bell shaped flowers. Dark green leaves mottled with yellow. Good substitute for vinca vine or ivy.
AGASTACHE (Hyssop) Simply some of the best plants we grow. Colorful spikes are displayed all summer long above aromatic foliage. These die-hards handle heat and drought conditions so well they hardly break a sweat. Tubular florets are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Technically perennials, but tender enough that we offer them here with our annuals. Full sun, average to dry soil.
acapulo series (Mexican Giant Hyssop) A lovely version of agastache whose colors are complimented by silver-green foliage. It is covered in flowers well into the fall. Grows 14-20". Available in Salmon & Pink, Rose, White & Yellow, Peach and new for 2017, Orange.
'Astello Indigo' Widely adapted, 20"
plants thrive in cool or hot weather. Long lasting, deep blue flower spikes July-October. Disease resistant leaves with "root beer" fragrance; Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner.
foeniculum 'Blue Spike' (Anise Hyssop) A classic plant for both the herb garden and the border, with erect branches of mint and licorice scented leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of lavender flowers. 2'
ALSTROEMERIA 'Inca Collection Mix' (Peruvian Lily) Peruvian Lily, as it is often called, these flowers resemble miniature lilies. All summer bloomer, long lasting cut flower. 12", Full sun. Colors for this fabulous plant; red, peach, pink, purple and yellow.
ALYSSUM lobularia maritima A valued bedding plant with small leaves, a dense, mounded growth habit with fragrant flowers produced all summer to hard frost. Perfect for edging, low beds, and planters. Regardless of variety, Alyssum continues to be a best seller year after year. Full sun to part shade.
'Clear Crystal Series' This series delivers superior vigor, larger flowers and stronger garden performance. Available in white, purple and lavender. H 6-10" and 12" spread.
'Lavender Stream' An ideal alyssum for mixed containers. Fast growing and floriferous, ball shaped plant with a wonderful honey scent. Plants are heat tolerant and grow throughout the summer. Lavender colored flowers. H 12"X12"
'White Knight' Fragrant clusters of white flowers bloom all summer; a vigorous, rounded
variety that is heat tolerant, and ideal for mixed containers and hanging
baskets. H 6", Spread 18".
'White Stream' Plant this sweet smelling alyssum in containers, hanging baskets or as a ground cover. A heat-lover, fast growing display of profuse, dainty, white clusters of flowers. H 12" and 12" spread.
AMARANTHUS Very showy plants with brightly colored, velvety leaves and dense clusters of flowers. They make a bold statement in the garden, and make delightful cuts both dried and fresh. Amaranthus thrives in sun and average to poor soil.
NEW!'Dreadlocks' Long knotted ropes of claret red drape almost to the ground, lending a dramatic touch to your garden. H 3-4'
'Pony Tails' This unusual plant produces dense, drooping ropes of bright red flowers. Light green foliage. 3'
gangeticus 'Carnival' A new striking foliage plant with new leaves unfurling to fiery shades of yellow and red. On maturity the leaves turn bronze. Long spikes of purple flowers are produced in late summer. 4'
'Hopi Red Dye' Used by the Hopi Native American tribe as a ceremonial food dye to make red cornbread. Huge upright, dark maroon flower heads on dark red stems and leaves. Super impact! 3-5', Heirloom.
hypochondriacus 'Chinese Giant Orange' Bright orange flowers and a commanding height! An excellent food source, the greens are delicious and high in vitamins and minerals, the seed is a popular grain. 6-8', Heirloom
ANGELONIA augustifolia Being native to Mexico and the West Indies this is a sun and heat-loving plant. Abundant spikes of small, orchid-like flowers are produced over neat clumps of narrow leaves. Easy to care for, this is a no-brainer.
'Angelface Wedgewood Blue' Bred for superior performance, large flowers and an upright branching habit. Sweetly fragrant. Purple-lavender blooms with deep green foliage. Great cut flower. 18-24"
NEW!angelmist spreading series Extreme heat and drought are no match for these super-spreading varieties.
make a big impact in mixed baskets and as a cascading element in mixed combos. Available in Blue and Purple. 4-10", 12-20" spread.
archangel series Bushy plants with large, gorgeous flower spikes in vibrant colors. Blooms are three times bigger than other varieties! Available in purple, raspberry and white, and new for 2017, Cherry-red and Pink. 12-14"
ARCTOTIS (African Daisy) Native to South Africa, these bushy plants have basal rosettes of foliage and bear striking daisy-like blooms. Thrives in the heat of summer. Dead heading keeps plants tidy and encourages long blooming. Full sun. 12"
'Flame' Deep burnt orange flowers and silvery foliage.
grandis (venusta) Velvety, silver foliage highlights its large, white daisies with a silvery blue tint.
'Opera Fire' Large, showy flowers have single daisies with long, red-orange petals atop silvery grey foliage. Blooming in spring, then again in summer. H 6-8"
'Wine' Rich, dark pinkish wine daisies arrive all summer long on compact plants.
ARTEMESIA Grown for their silvery-green foliage and for their aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties. Flowers are not showy. These plants are a good choice for rock gardens and other sunny, dry landscape sites.
Grow in well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun. Most species take hard pruning, which will help keep plants compact.
NEW!stellariana 'Quicksilver' FANCY, yet UNFUSSY.
Plant as an accent/texture in combination in all container types and landscapes. H 6-10", trails to 24".
'Sweet Annie' Grown for its foliage and mostly its lovely aromatic scent which can fill the whole garden when the breeze rustles its branches. A staple for wreaths and everlasting arrangements. 4-5'.
ASARINA procumbens 'Iberian Trails' A wonderful genus of drought tolerant annuals. (See also Annual Vines.) This variety has greyish green, fuzzy foliage trailing vigorously over the edge of containers. 1½”, soft yellow, yellow snapdragon-like flowers all summer. A subtle beauty. Sun to part shade.
'Silky Scarlet' Clear scarlet outer sepals begin in a balloon shape and open around yellow upright petals. 28"
fruiticosus 'Narrowleaf Cottonbush' (Swan Plant) Also known as Gomphocarpus fruiticosus. The star-shaped, white with pink, pendulous flowers, later turn to lime-green seed pods, which are fabulous for flower arranging, fresh or dried. Ideal nectar source. 3ft.
ASPERULA azurea 'Blue Surprise' (Blue Woodruff) A fragrant, cold hardy annual bearing rounded heads of long, tubular, lavender-blue flowers. Lance shaped hairy leaves are whorled. A lovely weaver and a good cut flower. You can’t have too much of this scattered throughout your garden. Full to part sun, average soil. 12", Heirloom
ASTER callistephus chinensis The China Asters are valued for their strong stemmed, long lasting flowers which bloom in a wide range of colors. Flower shapes are variable; single daisies or double daisies. All taller varieties make fine cut flowers. Full sun, average soil.
'Matsumoto Mix' Single flowers in a mix of colors, with bright yellow centers. A favorite for the summer cutting garden. 2'
'Standy Mix' The highly attractive, 3 to 4" cushion type flowers are produced on erect plants, thus ensuring an excellent yield of high quality cut stems. H 30"
NEW! ATHANASIA pinnata Stunning silvery-white foliage combined with a beautiful form. Soft & tactile, the upright 3-4’ stalks emerge gracefully from the base. 4” chartreuse umbels appear in late Spring, turning gold in Summer and rusty in Fall. Easy & carefree, good drainage and not too much water. Sun.