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Birds Nest Spruce

Specifics

Plant Type:    Evergreen

Zone:     2-8

Height:     3-5 feet

Spread:     4-6 feet

Light:     Full to partial sun.

Soil:     Does best in slightly acidic, well-drained soils but can adapt to most soil types.

Uses:     Borders, containers, rock garden, specimen

Flower:     Non-flowering

Foliage:     Green needles on outward curving branches which creates the bird nest look.

Pruning:     Slow growing and low maintenance, should not requiring pruning.

Deer Resistance:    Rarely damaged

Golden Vicary Privet

Specifics

Plant Type:     Deciduous shrub (may be semi-evergreen in mild winters)

Zone:    5-8

Height:     8-12 feet

Spread:     8-10 feet

Light:     Full sun to partial shade.

Soil:     Can tolerate most soils provided that it is well-draining.

Uses:     Privacy screen, hedge, borders, specimen plant.

Flower:     White flowers in the summer.

Foliage:     Bright yellow-green leaves throughout the summer, deep purples, yellow and red in the fall.

Pruning:     Prune annually in the winter.

Deer Resistance:     Rarely damaged.

The golden privet is also heat and drought tolerant once established.

Golden Mop

Specifics

Plant Type:     Evergreen

Zone:     4-8

Height:     3 feet

Spread:     3-5 feet

Light:     Full sun to Partial Shade

Soil:    Best in moist, well drained, fertile soils, drought tolerant once established

Uses:     Rock garden, Border, Specimen, Container

Flower:    Non flowering

Foliage:   Brilliant yellow needled foliage adds color all year round.

Pruning:     Pruning is rarely needed on this slow growing evergreen.  Light pruning to shape plant can be done in spring or early summer.

Deer Resistance:  Rarely damaged

Angelonia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Archangel Dark Purple, Archangel Dark Rose, Archangel Orchid Pink, Archangel Purple, Archangel Raspberry, Archangel White

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-14″

Spread: 10-12″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Containers

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Abutilon

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Lucky Lantern Red, Lucky Lantern Tangerine

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Height: 12-15″

Spread: 12-15″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Geraniums

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Cherry Night, Citronella, Fantasia Cardinal Red, Fantasia Cranberry Sizzle, Fantasia Dark Red, Fantasia Purple Sizzle, Fantasia Raspberry Twizzle, Fantasia Salmon, Fantasia Shocking Pink, Fantasia Strawberry Sizzle, Fantasia Violet, Fantasia White, Fire, Mrs. Pollock, Patriot Lavender Blue, Patriot Orange, Salmon Night, Vancouver Centennial, Wilhelm Langguth, Caliente Deep Red, Caliente Fire, Caliente Hot Coral, Caliente Lavender, Caliente Pink

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 10-36″

Spread: 12-24″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Geraniums help repel mosquitoes. Citronella is especially effective. Heat and Drought Tolerant.

 

Verbena

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Aztec Blue Velvet, Superbena Royale Chambray, Superbena Royale Cherryburst, Superbena Royale Iced Cherry, Superbena Royale Peachy Keen, Superbena Royale Red, Wicked Cool Purple, Wicked Hot Pink, Wicked Purple, Wicked Rad Red

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-18″

Spread:12-36″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Containers, Hanging Baskets

Heat and Drought Tolerant

Salvia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Lighthouse Red, Victoria Blue, Vista Mix, Vista Purple, Vista Red, Vista White, Black and Bloom, Golden Delicious, Wendy’s Wish

Light: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Height: 10-36+”

Spread: 6-36+”

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Rock Gardens, Cut Flowers

Heat and Drought Tolerant

 

 

 

Zinnia

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Benary Giant Mix, Dreamland Mix, Queen Lime, Short Stuff Mix, State Fair Mix, Zahara Coral Rose, Zahara Double Strawberry, Zahara Double Yellow, Zahara Mix, Zahara Raspberry Lemonade Mix, Zahara Scarlet, Zahara Starlight Rose, Zahara Sunburst, Zahara Yellow

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-36+”

Spread: 6-20″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flowers.

Disease, Heat and Drought Tolerant.

Gazania

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Kiss Flame Mix, Kiss Frosty Mix, New Day Mix, New Day Strawberry Shortcake Mix, Big Kiss Mix, Gazoo Mix

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-12″

Spread: 6-12″

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Birds

Uses: Beds, Containers, Rock Gardens.

Salt, Drought and Heat Tolerant.  Gazania may be overwintered inside as a houseplant with good light.

Snapdragon

 

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Rocket Mix, Snapshot Mix, Sonnet Mix

Light: Sun – Partial Sun

Height: 6-36″

Spread: 6-18″ (Height and Spread Vary by Variety)

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer

Uses: Beds, Cut Flowers

Frost and drought tolerant.

 

Lantana

Spectacular in containers and mass planted in borders. More vigorous varieties work well in hanging baskets. Vibrant flowers over a tropical scented plant. Commonly used in warmer locations as a shrub.

Specifics

Varieties we commonly carry include: Bandana Cherry Sunrise, Bandana Lemon Zest, Bandana Light Yellow, Bandana Orange, Bandana Peach, Bandana Pink, Bandana Red, Bandana Rose

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12 – 24″

Spread: 12-24″

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer

Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Deer, Rabbit

Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Rock Gardens, Hanging Baskets

Heat and Drought Tolerant