Tagetes erecta - African Marigold
Plant in full sun in average well-drained soil. Very tolerant of the urban condition. Large flowers 2-6 inches across as high as 3' tall. Remove faded flowers for continued flowering. Height: 24"- 36". Sun.
Tagetes patula – French Marigold
Very tolerant of compacted urban soils. These dwarf sun-loving annuals thrive in poor to average soil. Remove faded flower buds for continued flowering. Height: 10” - 12”. Sun. Color: Yellow/orange/bronze.
Cosmos ‘ Sonata’
Delightfully airy plant with large single daisy-like flowers on long, wiry stems. Very fine foliage. Excellent cut flower. Grow in full sun and in average soil. Remove faded flowers for further blooming. Height:4 ft. Color: mixed.
Senecio maritima - Dusty Miller – Silver Dust
Known mostly for deeply cut, silver foliage, with insignificant tiny yellow flowers. Foliage makes good contrast with green leaved annuals and perennials. Grow in full sun. Withstands drought and lasts beyond frost. Height: 8-18 in. Color: Yellow. (Silver foliage)
Portulaca grandiflora – Moss Rose
Ground-hugging plant with succulent, narrow leaves and single to double flowers to 2 ½ in. across. Profuse blooms remain open only when sun shines. Grows best in sunny, dry places and in average soil. Height: 5-7”. Sun. Color: mixed.
Zinnia elegans - 'Cut and Come Again'
Button like flowers on bushy plants of moderate height, reliable, easily grown, long blooming, excellent cut flower. Grows best in warm weather, in full sun, and in well-fertilized soil. Height: 6" - 1.5'. Sun. Color: Mixed.
Nicotiana alata –Flowering Tobacco
Clusters of fragrant trumpet shaped flowers. Plant in full sun or part shade. Tolerant of heat. Height:10-14”. Sun/part shade. Color: Mixed.
Mirabilis jalapa – Showy Four O’Clock
Trumpet-shaped flowers about 1 inch in diameter, 1-2 inches deep. Needs sunny location and well drained soil, treated as annuals in cold-winter climates. Height: 2-3 feet tall. Color: Variations of white, pink, red, yellow and or violet on one flower.
Showy water loving plants, bearing bright, spurred flowers in their leaf axils. Flowers come in shades of pink, red, purple, lavender, and white. Especially valuable for their tolerance of shade. Use them in beds, borders or planters. Height: 10-36”. Part/full sun or shade. Color: mixed.
Achillea x‘Coronation Gold’- Gold Yarrow.
Flat yellow flower heads bloom profusely Jun-Aug. Plant in full sun. Tolerant of poor soil and dry
onditions. Good cut flower. Height 36”-40” Color: yellow.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' - Purple Coneflower
Long lasting daisy like purple flowers in June - Sept with cone shaped centers on long stiff stems. Grow in full sun in well-drained average to poor sandy soil. Height: 2' - 4'. Color: Purple.
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed
Familiar native flower; its clusters of orange flowers in midsummer make it a choice plant for perennial gardens. Attractive foliage and seedpods. A notably trouble-free perennial that can remain in the same place for years and not outgrow its allotted space. Height: 2'. Color: Brilliant orange.
Aster novae angliae 'Alma Potschke' - New England Aster
Hybrids have popularized this familiar fall-blooming wild flower with profuse daisy like flowers. Makes good companion for chrysanthemums. Grow in full sun in well-drained soil of ordinary fertility. Height: 3' - 3.5'. Color: Rose pink.
Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’- Plantain Lily
This variety has blue ribbed foliage and lilac white flowers on long stems in July. Grow in partial shade. Height 15”.
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' - Liveforever
Fleshy-leaved plants with large clusters of small flowers produce September thru October. Attractive even when not in bloom. Dried flowers persist through the winter. Grows easily in full sun and in any well-drained garden soil. Height: 18" - 24". Color: Pink.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum' - Coneflower
Showy single or double, daisy like flowers bloom over long period in July thru September. 'Goldstrum' are particularly weather resistant. Good cut flower. Grow in sun or partial shade and in well-drained but moisture retentive soil fortified with liberal amounts of compost or peat moss. Height: 24” or 2’. Color: Gold – Black Eye.
Perovskia atriplicifolia – Russian Sage
From July- August, tall spikes of violet-blue flowers are borne above small, silvery gray leaves with a sage scent. Has a wide open habit so give it room. Grows best in full sun in alkaline soil. Height: 3-4’. Color: Lavender blue.
Day Lily ’Pudgie’ - Hemerocallis
3-4” electric yellow, semi-double to double form, with a green throat and nocturnal blooming beginning in mid-season. Adapts to a wide variety of soils and environmental conditions; soil fertile and moist. Likes full sun. Color: Mix. Height: 1 ½ - 2 1/2 feet.
Oenothera fruticosa ‘Youngii’- Evening Primrose
Showy flowers, distinctive reddish foliage. Prefers any well drained soil. Drought resistant. June-Aug bloom. Bowl shaped flowers. Plant in sun. Height: 20” Color: Yellow
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Purpurascens’-Maiden Grass
An upright narrow to open habit with green foliage that turns reddish in the fall, silvery plumes with a hint of purple. Plumes appear August. Height: 3-4’.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’ - Black Fountain Grass
Best planted in full sun. Showy dark plumes in the fall. Dense mound. Height 2-3’.
Helictotrichon sempervirens – Blue Oats Grass
Tufted grass with blue foliage. Plumes appear in June. Plant in full sun, best when planted in groups. Height 12”.
Canna generalis 'Red King Humbert' - Canna Lily
Bright red 4" flowers on spikes above 18" long leaves. Sun loving plant. Prefers organic matter in well-drained soil. Blooms in midsummer until cold weather. After first frost, cut off tops, dig up the rhizomes, shake off soil and store rhizomes in dry sand or vermiculite in a cool, dry place over winter. Replant in spring. Height: 5' - 6'.
Pelargonium x hortorum - Zonal Geraniums
Premium quality geraniums in 4 1/2 " square pots. Flowers range in color from red to white and pink. Plant in full sun, sandy well-drained, organic soil. Height: 12" - 32". Red, White, Pink, Lavender, Salmon.
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - Lavender
Plant in full sun in well-drained, preferably alkaline/sweet soil. Gray-green foliage. Flowers are deepest
purple June - September and fragrant, used in soaps, sachets, and potpourri. Makes a nice low growing hedge. Height: 18". Deep Blue.
Purple Leaf Sage- Salvia
Tiny lilac blue flowers, cut back after flowering, prune frequently to promote growth and bushy habit. Prefers well drained soil, best in full sun, also in light shade. Hardy. Height: 1 ½ - 2 ½ feet. Color: lilac blue.
Thymus x citriodorus – Lemon Thyme
Lemon scented foliage, low to ground 6”, especially sturdy enough to use between paving stones, plant in sunny, well drained soil. Inconspicuous tiny lavender/white flowers. August-October. Height 6”. Color: lavender/white.
Cymbopogon – Lemongrass
Light green leaf, grows to 3 feet tall. Does not over winter outside. Aromatic herb, stalk is used in flavoring soups.
Ajuga reptans ‘Silver Beauty’
Gray green leaves splashed with cream. Spikes of blue flowers 6” in late spring. Full sun/part shade. Grow in any garden soil.
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' - LilyTurf
Graceful curving grass like green leaves with leathery texture used as edging or accent plants as well as ground cover. Lavender flowers grow on spikes in Aug - Sept. Plant in sun or shade with ample moisture.
Height: 12" - 18". Color: Lavender.
Ipomoea batatus ‘Blackie’ - Sweet Potato Vine
These carefree vines can easily stretch out 6’ so they would appreciate being planted in an area where they can run. Full sun is usually recommended and well drained soil is a must since they form tubers.
Red Bell Peppers - The most versatile vegetables, used for slicing, eating raw, frying, pickling, stuffing or spicing. All peppers will eventually turn red or gold if left on plant.
Collard Greens - More resistant to heat than cabbage, high in vitamins A and C.
Big Boy – 78 days to harvest, Intermediate, large globe-shaped fruit with strong flavor.
Celebrity – Good slicing tomato 70 days to harvest, firm fruit globe-shaped.
Sweet 100 – 68 day cherry variety
Riesentroube- Harvest is quick, cluster of 7-14, 1 1/4th” plum-shaped cherry tomatoes fused together at the top into a single warty fruit.
Black From Tula- 4-5” meaty smooth round fruits with 2 ½’ vines
Tappy’s Finest – Matures in 77 days. Intermediate, pink-red beef, very meaty. Excellent for juice, salad or sandwich. Not a heavy producer but a winner in flavor trials.