Perennial

ASPIDISTRA ELIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 

 

Habit/Description:  This very hardy perennial is a favorite for containers or deep shady corners in the landscape. Tall evergreen fronds, easy care. Broad dark green leaves.

Size at Maturity: 2-3' tall x 2' wide

Flower:  Inconspicuous

Special Interest:  Many great attributes to this great perennial: Drought tolerant, evergreen, shade tolerant, and provides a large texture to the landscape. Great when used under trees, foundations and mixed borders.

Care Information: Easy to grow , however needs regular watering. Requires full shade for best growing conditions. Protect from harsh winds. Clean out old leaves as necessary.

MULENBERGIA Capillaris- Pink Muhly Grass

 Muhly Grass with its pink plumes in fall

Muhly Grass with its pink plumes in fall

Habit/Description:  Muhly Grass is native to Florida's coastal uplands. This tropical native has found a home in many southern landscapes. This perennial is easy to grow and has a dazzling pink fall display when its 3' plumes emerge.

Size at Maturity: Clump will reach a mature size of 24" x 24". Plumes will reach 36" ht

Flower:  Pink plumes in fall.

Special Interest:  This beautiful grass is mounding green from spring to summer and displays beautiful, water-color-like pink blooms in fall. Leaves turn a lovely tan in winter. Gives the illusion of water in the landscape with the grassy, mounding texture. Good for containers, erosion control, mass plantings, poolside, rock gardens, urban and wildlife gardens.

Care Information: Like most grasses, Pink Muhly needs full sun for best performance but can tolerate part sun. New plants will need to be watered regularly until established. After establishment, they are very drought tolerant. Plants can be cut back to the ground in late winter. Fertilize as they begin to emerge in the spring. A lovely white flowering variety is also available.

 

 

 

 

Hemerocallis/Daylily

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:  Beautiful mounding perennial. Dark green, grass-like appearance. Partial to full sun.

Size at Maturity:  1' tall and 2 1/2' wide.

Flower: lovely yellow, tubular lilies in summer to early fall.

Special Interest: This gorgeous favorite is an easy care perennial. Beautiful yellow flowers in spring. Perfect for borders, coastal, containers, cutting garden, edging, erosion control, firescaping, mass plantings, poolside, rock, woodland and urban gardens, erosion control and very wet areas. Grass-like mounding perennial.

Care Information: Does well in sunny conditions. Water thoroughly when first planted to create a deep rooting system. Tolerates some drought. Clean out old leaves and flowers when spent to help keep the plant healthy and encourage flowering. Needs well-drained soil. Adapts well to a variety of soils.

 

 

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Variegated Winter Daphne/Daphne odora 'Marginata'

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description: 

The winter daphne has yellow-margined leaves and blush-pink flower buds that open to fragrant white flowers bloom in winter into early spring. The mounding 'Marginata' cultivar is beautiful in the winter landscape.  Daphne odora is evergreen and shade loving.  Native to China and Japan.

Size at maturity:

3-4' Tall and Wide.

Flower:

Fragrant pinkish white flower in early spring.

Special Interest:

This beautiful little evergreen shrub is perfect for a mixed border, shady foundation, hedge, and variegated color in the landscape. The highly fragrant flowers are pleasing to have at entrances. They are also deer resistant, easy to care for and drought tolerant.

Care Information:  

Daphnes need to grow in fertile, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. They prefer full sun or partial shade. Choose a spot with good drainage but not completely dry. Avoid transplanting and pruning. Does well under trees.

 

 

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Creeping Jenny

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Amazing little ground cover with bright chartreuse foliage. Has brightest yellow color in full sun to muted green in part shade. 

Size at Maturity:

Very fast growing to 2-4" tall and spreading to 1-2' wide.

Flower:

Insignificant.

Special Interest:

Wonderful, easy-care, cascading ground cover with very bright yellow foliage. Perfect as a ground cover, in masses, borders and in containers as a filler. Roots extremely easily from cuttings. Can die during harsh winters.

Care Information:

Easily grown in average to rich, evenly moist soil; tolerates damp or moist places but not standing water. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

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‘Coral Beauty’ Cotoneaster

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Beautiful evergreen groundcover. Glossy green, fine textured leaves. Mounding/Spreading habit. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Fast grower to 1-2' tall reaching 6' wide.

Flower:

Tiny white blooms in late spring giving way to bright red berries in fall.

Special Interest:

Stunning ground cover that quickly becomes a tight mat that produces beautiful red berries in fall and winter. Perfect for borders, coastal and urban gardens, erosion control, firescaping, ground cover, rock and wildlife gardens. 

Care Information:

Grows easily in average to poor, well-drained soils. Space 4 to 5 ft. apart as groundcover; control weeds with mulch until plants fill in. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. May be pruned annually to shape. Pruning time: spring after flowering.

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Moonbeam Coreopsis

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Mounded thread-like leaf herbaceous perennial with mounding form. Dies back in winter. Best in full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Moderately growing to 12-18" and 2' wide.

Flower:

Bright yellow flowers from spring to summer.

Special Interest:

This mounded little perennial is covered with bright yellow flowers from spring to fall over the fine textured dark green foliage. Great in perennial gardens, borders, containers, hanging baskets, cutting gardens, firescaping, ground cover, mass planting and rock gardens. Sturdy perennial.

Care Information:

Grows easily in average, well-drained soil; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent blooms to encourage prolific bloom and prevent unwanted self-seeding. Fertilize in early spring.

 

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Purple Coneflower/ Echinacea

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

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Habit/Description:

Perennial with mounded, clump-forming habit. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Flower:

Special Interest:

This beautiful perennial has many wonderful qualities. Tall, purplish/pink flowers appear on stalks in summer above the dark green, mounded foliage. Used often for its medicinal properties providing strength for the immunity and health in teas and medicines, when in a landscape Echinacea is great in perennial gardens, cut flower and woodland gardens, borders, pollinator gardens and firescaping. It attracts bees and butterflies prolifically. Dying back in the winter, the old cones and foliage can be removed after turning brown and the seeds scattered.

Care Information:

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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CAMELLIA SASANQUA ‘SETSUGEKKA’/Setsugekka Camellia

Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Beautiful medium evergreen shrub or pruned to small patio tree. Gorgeous, white blooms appear in fall for a dazzling display. Dense, shiny dark green foliage and nice upright habit. Can be used as a screen shrub or pruned to maintain a tree form, Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Moderate growth rate and will reach a size of 8-10 feet tall and wide. 

FLOWER

Fall. White, semi double with ruffled edges and a bright yellow center.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Blooms in fall; drought tolerant. 

CARE INFORMATION

Requires well drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with a Camellia/Azalea acid based fertilizer in fall after flowering. Prune in winter/spring after flowering.

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RHODODENDRON ’Encore’ - Varieties / Encore Azalea

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Multi-season Repeat blooming broadleaved evergreen. Varieties come in multiple colors and sizes Over 30 varieties to choose from. Evergreen.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Small varieties will reach 2-3’ tall and 4’ wide; Intermediate varieties will reach 4-5’ tall and 3-4’ wide.

FLOWER

Variety of colors: red, white, pink, pink striped, coral. Blooms spring and fall. Needs 4-6 hours of sun a day for optimal blooming.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Repeat bloomer; Bronze winter color for added interest;

CARE INFORMATION

Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with Azalea/Camellia fertilizer in spring. Prune immediately after spring blooming to maintain neat shape.

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AUCUBA JAPONICA ‘Marmorata’/ Marmorata Aucuba

HABIT/DESCRIPTION

Yellow and Green mottled evergreen shrub. Grows best in shade. Upright rounded shrub with a moderate growth rate.

SIZE AT MATURITY

Will reach a mature size of 6’ tall by 4’ wide (in 10 years.)

FLOWER

Purple, but insignificant. Blooms in March and April.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Dark green and Yellow and evergreen leaves. Drought tolerant. Female plant will produce attractive red fruit.

CARE INFORMATION

Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with all purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune in spring blooming to maintain neat shape.

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