James H. Schutte
(Aureomarginata Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily, Yellow-margined Hosta)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, Hosta ventricosa Like...
(Green Hosta, Green Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, Hosta viridis Like most hostas, Hosta viridis
James H. Schutte
(Chameleon Plant, Rainbow Plant)
Chameleon plant is a rapidly growing perennial native to marshy, woodland scrub of eastern Asia. It is a semi-deciduous groundcover or aquatic plant found in very shallow shoreline water. The leaves are oval to heart-shaped and emerge from spreading underground stems or rhizomes. The leaf color is blue-green, sometimes with a red margin and they have an unusual peppery-orange scent when crushed. The small, green flowers appear in summer on short, heavy spikes. Each flower spike has several larger,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Vividly colored and scented foliage of the variegated chameleon plant is a great garden conversation piece. A rapidly growing, semi-deciduous perennial native to marshy, woodland scrub of eastern Asia, it naturally forms a groundcover or a mat in shallow freshwater verges. The leaves are what make ‘Chameleon’ different; they are oval to heart-shaped, arising from spreading underground stems or rhizomes and are brightly variegated in pink-red, pale yellow and green. Leaves have an unusual but refreshing...
Long lasting white flowers decorate this delicate alpine in spring. The tiny, mat forming, chamois cress has tiny, fern-like leaves and very long-lasting flowers. It is an evergreen perennial native to the limestone screes and gritty, rocky soils of the mountains of southern Europe.
Chamois cress has tiny, ferny leaves that are dark green and slightly glossy. It produces thin stems that rise above the foliage. These hold small clusters of tiny, white, four-petaled flowers. At low elevations,...
(Chamois Cress, Crystal Carpet Chamois Cress)
The exceptional chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' is especially garden worthy. It is more vigorous, has thicker foliage and more white spring blossoms. Long lasting white flowers decorate this delicate alpine in spring. The tiny, mat forming, chamois cress has tiny, fern-like leaves and very long-lasting flowers. It is an evergreen perennial native to the limestone screes and gritty, rocky soils of the mountains of southern Europe.
Chamois cress has tiny, ferny leaves that are dark green and slightly...
(Siberian St. John's Wort, St. Johnswort)
The tall stems of Siberian St. John's wort are topped with starry yellow flowers in summer, which later give way to large, cone-like fruits. This hardy, adaptable species occupies meadows, rocky slopes, streamsides and lightly wooded areas throughout eastern Asia, eastern Canada and the northeastern portion of the United States.
The upright, branching stems of this herbaceous perennial are clasped with opposite pairs of large, medium green, lance-shaped leaves. Highly variable in height, the...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Common St. Johnswort, St. Johnswort)
Common St. Johnswort is an upright, branching, vigorously colonizing herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, it is widely naturalized elsewhere. In late spring and summer it bears flat clusters of starry bright yellow flowers. The flowers mature to oval reddish-black seed pods. The opposite narrow green leaves are dotted with translucent glands. Several cultivars have been selected for their habit and for their content of the compound hypericin.
This perennial grows...
(Absolutely Amethyst™ Candytuft, Candytuft)
This exceptional hybrid candytuft blooms profusely in spring and in a smaller, light second flowering in autumn. A perennial, Absolutely Amethyst™ offers lavender-violet blooms that add old-fashioned charm to spring borders, but in a modern color. Narrow, evergreen foliage of dark green covers it throughout the year and adds textural interest in winter. This cabbage-relative so it is also quite drought tolerant and tough.
Perennial candytuft is technically a subshrub, which means its stems are...
A beautiful plant in all seasons with its dark green, narrow, evergreen leaves, this compact, floriferous cultivar of candytuft stays low and spreads slowly to form a wide cushion. In spring, 'Snowflake' blankets itself with clusters of fragrant, dazzling white flowers which are suitable for cutting.
Native to the Mediterranean climes of southern Europe, candytuft likes ample sun and well drained soil. After flowering, shear it back by 1/3 to keep its neat appearance. Useful for edging or as...