(Hybrid Heath, Mediterranean White Heath)
One of many cultivars of this hybrid heath, this vigorous low evergreen shrub bears sprays of fragrant white bell-shaped flowers over many weeks in winter and early spring. The small, needle-like, whorled leaves are medium green.
'Mediterranean White' prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil, full sun, and protection from drying winds. It accepts neutral soil and short periods of drought. It works well in the rock garden, or as an edging or ground cover.
A common weedy wildflower across much of the United States, annual fleabane derives its common name from the old belief that its dried daisy flowers repelled fleas. This tall, leggy annual is native across much of North America save the coldest Canadian provinces and Alaska. It is a common pioneer species found in open, disturbed sites as well as old fields, meadows and roadsides.
In spring, this clump-forming annual develops very tall, upright, leafy stems lined with short, lance-shaped, green...
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(Beach Aster, Blue Fleabane)
Blue fleabane is a perennial native to coastal areas of California and Oregon. It forms a low, spreading clump of fleshy, spoon-shaped, blue-green foliage topped with many semi-double, pale lavender daisies from late spring to midsummer. The flowers have large, yellow to yellow-brown centers and are borne singly on thick, fleshy stems. They somewhat resemble asters, and are highly attractive to butterflies.
This perennial performs best in full to part sun and moist but sharply drained, preferably...
(Beach Aster, Blue Fleabane, Sea Breeze Fleabane)
Blue fleabane is a perennial native to coastal areas of California and Oregon which forms a low, spreading clump of fleshy, spoon-shaped, blue-green foliage. The patented cultivar ‘Sea Breeze’ is topped with many semi-double, pink daisies from late spring to midsummer, unlike the lavender flowers typical of the species. The blooms have large, yellow to yellow-brown centers and are borne singly on thick, fleshy stems. They somewhat resemble asters, and are highly attractive to butterflies.
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Aspen fleabane is a clump-forming, herbaceous species native to the northwestern United States and Canada. This perennial is valued for its showy summer display of lavender to purple, yellow-centered daisies. The flowers bloom on tall, slender stems rising from low clumps of lance- or spoon-shaped foliage, and are attractive to butterflies. This species has yielded many cultivars, including those with double or more deeply colored flowers.
Easy to grow, this perennial prefers full sun and moist,...
This beautiful mat-forming perennial from mountains and high valleys of western North America is an excellent plant for dry upland gardens. Its carpets of small spoon-shaped evergreen leaves give rise in summer to upright woolly calf-high flower stalks topped with tight rounded clusters of creamy yellow blooms. The flowers are a favorite of butterflies. The leaves are olive- to bright-green above and gray and felted underneath.
This plant does best in full sun and very well drained, relatively...
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(Arugula, Garden Rocket, Jamba, Rocketsalad)
Long cultivated for its piquant leaves, arugula is a cool-season annual from the Mediterranean region. In spring and early summer it produces upright rosettes of lobed oblong leaves that make a sophisticated and zesty addition to salads. Later in the season it sends up a tall central stem topped with clusters of creamy-white flowers that are also edible. Plants will reseed unless flower stems are promptly removed. The variety sativa is the form usually grown.
Sow arugula as soon as the...