James H. Schutte
Rising high above other summer-flowering perennials, the sturdy-stemmed tall tickseed dazzles with pale yellow daisies. A perennial wildflower from the interior eastern United States, it has branched stems and mid-green leaves that are made up of three linear or lance-shaped leaflets. From summer to autumn, flowers appear, attracting butterflies and bees with eight light yellow petals around a yellow center disc that quickly becomes purplish brown.
Grow tall tickseed in full sun in a well-drained,...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Lightning Flash Tickseed, Tall Tickseed)
Boasting bright chartreuse-yellow leaves, Lightning Flash tickseed also produces light yellow daisies in midsummer. A perennial wildflower from the interior eastern United States, it has branched stems and leaves made of three lance-shaped leaflets. The foliage emerges a bright yellow or chartreuse, and may become slightly more green-yellow in partial shade or in lower areas on the stem. By late summer, flowers are attracting butterflies and bees with eight light yellow petals around a yellow center...
(Golden Gain Threadleaf Tickseed, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Threadleaf Tickseed)
This threadleaf coreopsis, ‘Golden Gain,’ makes a speading, fine textured clump of stems canopied by large golden flowers that repeat in waves from early summer into fall. The plant is rhizomatous (spreading by underground stems) and one plant becomes a clump in a year or two. It is descended from a species native to the southeastern U.S. North America and has wiry upright stems and very fine, threadlike, medium green leaves divided into three leaflets. Throughout summer, it puts forth many daisies...
Carol Cloud Bailey
This annual from the eastern Mediterranean is used as an herb, spice, and medicinal plant. Growing rapidly from a spring sowing, 'Delfino' forms a clump of pungent lobed dill-like leaves (cilantro) that add zest to soups, salads, beans, and other foods. Leaves are ready for harvest seven to eight weeks after sowing. Flat clusters of pinkish-white flowers appear on branching ferny-leaved stems in summer, followed by spherical ribbed fruits. The fragrant fruits (known as coriander seeds) are used ground...
James H. Schutte
(Cilantro, Coriander, Slow Bolt Cilantro)
Cilantro / coriander is an annual or biennial herb native to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. It is related to and resembles parsley but is often grown for its aromatic seeds which are used as culinary spice in Eastern World cuisine. Interestingly enough, the leaves are used in Latin American cuisine and called cilantro.
Slow-bolt cilantro, is just as its name suggests: that it goes to seed more slowly, allowing more time to harvest an enjoy the leaves.
Cilantro prefers a fertile well...
(Aurora® Dogwood, Dogwood)
An upright, small, deciduous tree, Aurora® dogwood is one of a series of sterile Rutgers hybrids that are crosses between the North American native Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) and the Asian Cornus kousa (Korean dogwood). As with all of the Rutgers hybrids, it is notable for its floriferous nature and large, white, bracted flowers that appear in late spring, after those of the native flowering dogwood. This selection is markedly resistant to anthracnose and dogwood borer....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Celestial® Dogwood, Dogwood)
A profusely flowering, small deciduous tree, ‘Rutdan’ is a hybrid dogwood that combines the best features of its parents: hardiness, resistance to diseases and pests, and eye-catching white flowers. It is one of several dogwoods in the Stellar Series, bred at Rutgers University by crossing the American-native flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) with the kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa), a native of Korea and Japan. The "flowers" are composed of four almost-touching white bracts (petal-like...
James H. Schutte
(Ivory Halo® Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood)
A selection of Tatarian dogwood, which is native from northern Russia to Korea, ‘Bailhalo’ is prized for its leaves outlined with white, the bright red color of its stems and branches in winter, and its year-round toughness. It is a multi-stemmed, spreading, compact, deciduous shrub with clusters of small white flowers in spring followed by clusters of small white fruits, often tinged blue. It has dark green tapered leaves that turn red or orange in autumn. Though this northern species may scorch...
(Chief Bloodgood Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood)
Chief Bloodgood dogwood is broad, bushy shrub with upright branches lined with deep green leaves that turh orange and red in fall. A fast-growing, vigorous selection of natives of northern China, Siberia and Korea is very hardy in the northern part of its range but may suffer from leaf scorch in its southernmost range if planted in full sun. Its most ornamental characteristic is its red-green stems that turn blood red in winter. In the summer, flattened cymes of yellow-white flowers appear followed...