(Ageratum, Blue Mink, Cloud Nine™ Ageratum, Flossflower)
Fluffy, cool lavender to violet-blue or white flowers bedeck the plants in the Cloud Nine™ Series of flossflower when temperatures are not hot and growing conditions favorable. Though technically a tender perennial, flossflower is widely grown as an annual bedding plant. It is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an evergreen subshrub with a dense, bushy habit, but it has also become naturalized in tropical and subtropical countries across the globe. The Cloud Nine Series was developed...
The delicate scalloped pink flowers of common corn cockle bloom bloom from early to late summer above slender stems lined with fine, pale green leaves. This southeastern European native self-sows prodigiously and has become naturalized across most of North America in all but a few western states and provinces. Here it is most commonly found growing on roadsides, cultivated fields and other disturbed sites.
The fuzzy stems of this summer annual are lined with slender, opposite leaves with bulbous...
(Creeping Pacific Chrysanthemum, Pacific Chrysanthemum)
The pretty gold flowers of ‘Mimosa Gold’ Pacific chrysanthemum light up the late season garden. This compact cultivar has a uniform habit and is very easy to grow.
Pacific chrysanthemum is a spreading perennial with attractive deep green silver-edged foliage. It originates from Japan where it exists along exposed coastline and slopes. It spreads via rhizomes and can become quite aggressive if grown in good soil and provided regular water, though cultivars in the Mimosa Series spread more slowly....
(Bugleweed, Rainbow Bugleweed)
Rainbow bugleweed (sometimes called 'Multicolor') is an evergreen, perennial groundcover that will brighten up any shady garden. Its colorful, evergreen foliage is bronze-green marked with cream and shades of pink and purple to provide year-round appeal. In mid spring to early summer they produce attractive spikes of blue flowers. Plants spread quickly by runners to form dense mats of foliage that prevent weeds from establishing. Rainbow bugleweed performs best in partial sun to shade and sites...
James H. Schutte
Blue bugleweed, is an evergreen, perennial groundcover that is easy-to-grow and shade loving. Plants form clumped rosettes of medium green foliage that spread via thickened underground stems called rhizomes. Dense spikes of beautiful indigo-blue, pink or white flowers appear in spring and early summer. These natives of southern Europe and southwest Asia prefer partial shade and average, well drained soils. Taller and less rampant than its cousin common bugleweed, blue bugleweed makes a wonderful...
James H. Schutte
(European Bugleweed, Metallica Crispa Bugleweed, Upright Bugleweed)
Metallica crispa bugleweed is a semi-evergreen groundcover that originates from Europe. Shade-loving and tough, plants form clumps of green-purple foliage that have an almost metallic sheen and spread by underground stems. The leaves are also crinkled and curled adding interest to this popular perennial. in late spring to early summer pyramidal spikes of indigo blue flowers appear. Use as a groundcover in areas where grass won't survive and foot traffic is light. Provide this bugleweed with moist,...