(Eastern Purple Coneflower)
Introduced by PanAmerican Seed®, PowWow coneflowers are colorful, well-branched and compact. They reliably bloom first year from seed and will bloom in time for spring production if sown in midwinter. Their large daisies are fade resistant and strong-stemmed.
Who doesn't love this colorful, easy-to-grow garden perennial? Purple coneflower is a hardy herbaceous wildflower native to the eastern United States. In early to late summer, it bears tall, sturdy stems topped with single large daisies...
Russian olive is a large deciduous shrub or small tree that's remarkably hardy and beautiful but known to be invasive. It is native to southern Europe, Russia, central Asia and parts of China where it inhabits coastal regions, lake shores, dry river beds and mountainous areas. It has also become naturalized throughout much of North America. In addition to its graceful habit and silvery leaves it is valued for its edible fruit, quality timber and fast-growing nature.
The narrow, lance-shaped leaves...
(Red King Russion Olive, Russion Olive)
Russian olive is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree. It is native to southern Europe, central Asia and parts of China. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are green above and silvery, gray-green below. Its brown, scaly, often thorny branches are covered with exfoliating bark that adds winter interest. The cultivar ‘Red King’ has silvery white, strongly fragrant flowers with yellow centers occur in late spring or early summer and are followed by edible, red-rust, olive-like fruit.
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This ancient plant is flowerless and spreads by rhizomes. Commonly called horsetail, it is a hardy evergreen perennial that consists of fine, hollow, green stems divided by black-rimmed joints. It has a broad natural distribution and can be found growing in temperate regions throughout North America and Eurasia.
Horsetail prefers moist to wet organic-rich soil and will tolerate full sun to partial sun. It can become invasive if not properly contained or maintained and looks best in naturalistic...
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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...
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Native to Europe and Turkey, cushion spurge is notable for its breathtaking spring to early summer display of brilliant yellow-green flowers. This beautiful herbaceous perennial forms a neat, rounded mound of sturdy stems which are densely encircled with small, oval, deep green leaves. The softly-textured foliage may develop attractive tints of red and orange in fall. Bright yellow flower clusters appear at the ends of the stems in spring, and remain showy well into summer. These are actually...
(Silver Lace Vine)
Russian vine is a rampant, deciduous, woody vine that produces a profusion of small white flowers in summer and fall. Hailing from Afghanistan, Pakistan and nearby surrounds in central Asia, it likes to spread via rhizomes, or its underground stems. This twiner has glossy, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves that have bronze tones when young. Showy masses of greenish-white flowers appear from late summer to fall, followed by pinkish-white fruit. It is deciduous in cooler regions, and can be evergreen...