(Allen Bush Green and Gold, Golden Star, Green and Gold)
Bring golden stars to the dappled shade beneath large trees with this perfectly adapted woodland perennial, ‘Allen Bush’ green and gold, a selection of a species native to the woodlands of the southeastern states of the U.S. from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Louisiana. This mounding but ground-hugging plant thrives in the humus rich, acidic soils of the forest floor, where it contributes a leafy carpet and continuous flowering. In mid-spring the plant bursts into bright yellow daisies that...
(Golden Star, Green and Gold, Pierre Green and Gold)
Bring golden stars to the dappled shade under large trees with this perfectly adapted woodland perennial, ‘Pierre,’ a selection of green and gold. The parent species is native to the woodlands of the southeastern U.S. from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Louisiana. This ground hugging plant thrives in the humus rich, acidic soils of the forest floor, contributing a carpet of leaves and flowers. In mid-spring the plant bursts into bloom with bright yellow daisies amid the emerald-green leaves....
(Green and Gold)
The aptly named Golden Star brings a galaxy of golden, starry flowers to shady, woodland gardens. This hardy perennial is native to the forests of the southeastern United States from Pennsylvania to Florida and west to Louisiana. It is ground hugging and spreads over time via stolons (rooted stems). One unique feature is it’s adapted to withstand both periods of flooding and drought, which makes it ideal for planting in floodplains or shaded areas beneath trees.
Broad clumps of hairy, dark...
(Bengal Gram, Chickpea , Garbanzo Bean, Indian Pea)
Grown for thousands of years, chickpeas are among the first plants cultivated by humans. They are members of the fabulous Fabaceae, or bean family, and one of the top three pulse crops (a term for plants in the bean family that produce edible seeds). The origin of this valuable plant has been lost in time, but remains have been found in ancient archeological sites around southwestern Asia and the Mediterranean. There are many cultivars available that vary in production, size and fruit quality.
James H. Schutte
Endive is a leafy vegetable that’s most commonly eaten fresh in salads or cooked as a green in soups and other recipes. There are two forms: Curly endive, or frisée, which has finely lobed leaves with curly edges, and the broad, smooth-leaved form called escarole. Like lettuce, radicchio and chicory, it is a member of the daisy family, Asteraceae, and is easily grown in the home garden. It is thought to be native to India and possibly Asia but has been become naturalized in Europe, Africa and South...
(Endive, Green Curled Ruffec Endive)
An heirloom variety grown since about 1860, endive ‘Green Curled Ruffec’ is noted for its tolerance to cold, wet conditions. The leaves are much divided and curled or frisée, dark green with a creamy center and have thick tender ribs. This variety is a good choice for salads as wells as cooked, either steamed or boiled. Harvest this selection about 90 days after planting.
This leafy vegetable is surprisingly a member of the daisy family along with radicchio and chicory and easily grown in the...
Big gorgeous heads with tender blanched hearts make escarole ‘Natacha’ a favorite of commercial and home gardeners. The plants are resistant to tipburn, bolting and bottom rot. Natacha is ready fro harvest 48 to 60 days from planting. This selection is great in salads or cooked.
This leafy vegetable is surprisingly a member of the daisy family along with radicchio and chicory and easily grown in the home garden. Thought to be native to India and possible Asia, endive is naturalized in Europe,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Radicchio, Wild Chicory)
Native to Europe and the Mediterranean and naturalized worldwide, wild chicory is a clumping perennial grown for its long, lobed, edible leaves and for its stout taproot, which is used as a coffee substitute. It also has medicinal uses, and is sometimes cultivated in ornamental gardens for its flowers.
"Leaf chicories" come in several types. The bitter, dandelion-like leaves of loose-leaf chicories are good in salads (when young) or in cooked dishes. Witloof or Belgian endive bears erect heads...
James H. Schutte
Native to Russia and a large part of eastern Asia, autumn snakeroot is a tall perennial with leafed flowerstalks topped by arching racemes of white flowers in autumn. These are borne above clumps of bright green or purplish green foliage with toothed leaflets.
Autumn snakeroot prefers fertile, humus-based, well-drained soil and a partially shaded, evenly moist location. A graceful plant, it may need staking to best show off its stately form. Use it as an accent plant in a woodland garden or...
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(Black Bugbane, Black Negligee Bugbane)
Black Negligee autumn snakeroot is a tall, striking perennial with very attractive dark foliage from eastern Asia. Its leafed purple flowerstalks are topped by arching racemes of clear white flowers in autumn. These are borne above clumps of ashy dark purple foliage with toothed leaflets.
'Black Negligee' prefers fertile, well-drained soil with humus and a partially shaded, evenly moist location. A graceful plant, it may need staking to best show off its form, especially in windier locales when...