(Red Nancy Spotted Deadnettle, Spotted Deadnettle)
The beautiful flowers of 'Red Nancy' set this shade-loving perennial groundcover apart from the rest. Its small, heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves are pale green with an ivory stripe down their centers. In late spring to early summer it bears short, upright spikes of soft red-purple, two-lipped flowers that attract bees.
Deadnettle grows best in part sun to shade and fertile soil with average drainage. It looks great in mixed shaded borders or rock gardens.
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Shell Pink Deadnettle, Spotted Deadnettle)
This is a distinctively variegated selection of spotted deadnettle, a superb herbaceous perennial groundcover native from North Africa through Europe to western Asia. A mat-forming perennial that spreads quickly by rooting stems, ‘Shell Pink’ has small, heart-shaped, coarsely toothed silvery leaves outlined vividly by dark green margins. In late spring to early summer it bears short, upright spikes of pink-flushed flowers. If sheared, it sends up new spikes that bloom with new flowers.
Gerald L. Klingaman
This is a low, spreading, tidy perennial groundcover that thrives in all degrees of shade. It has small scalloped leaves with variegated centers so pale green they look nearly white in contrast with the darker green edges. Short, vertical stems of pure white flowers appear in spring.
Deadnettle grows best in partial sun to shade and fertile soil with average drainage. Unlike some fellow members of the mint family, 'White Nancy' spreads companionably and will weave among other shade-loving perennials...
Lantana 'Lemon Drop' is an everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub that is grown as a tender perennial in temperate zones. This hybrid is grown for its numerous rounded clusters of small, tubular flowers of pale yellow. The plants have dark green leaves, a dense branching habit, and an abundance of flowers.
Lantanas prefer full sun and moist, well-drained, average soil. They are highly attractive to butterflies, look best when planted in masses and offer season-long brilliant color...
James H. Schutte
(Luscious Grape Lantana, Trailing Lantana)
The pretty violet-blue blooms of trailing lantana add cool color to warm, sunny gardens. This everblooming, evergreen tropical shrub is grown as a tender perennial in temperate zones. It is native throughout the tropical Americas and able to withstand high heat and periods of drought. It has a shrubby, spreading habit, so it’s able to spill over containers, walkways and garden retaining walls.
The dark green leaves of trailing verbena are small, leathery and have a strong, rather unpleasant...
Few true conifers lose there needles in winter, but those that do tend to have soft, pliable foliage and a lofty, architectural grace. The European larch is no exception. When young, it has a dense, pyramidal form but reaches huge heights and tends to develop drooping, contorted branches when mature. This valuable timber tree naturally exists in the mountains of Europe, particularly the Alps and Carpathians, and is very long-lived. The oldest recorded specimen is believed to have survived for 986...
James H. Schutte
A dwarf selection of the European larch, 'Cherry Valley' has finely textured, soft needles that turn orange-yellow in autumn and fall in time for winter. This slow-growing selection was discovered as a dense witch's broom and maintains a neat, somewhat pyramidal habit.
European larch has short, dense clusters of soft, finely textured, rich green needles that turn warm shades in autumn and drop away in time for winter. Its strong trunk and branches are covered with smooth, scaly, lightly ridged,...
Mark A. Miller
(European Larch, Weeping European Larch)
Having mop-like, pendent branches, the weeping European larch has finely textured, soft green needles that become yellow in autumn and drop away in time for winter. Its branches can become very long and eventually sweep the ground. There are several forms of ‘Pendula.’ Most can reach substantial heights when mature.
Few true conifers lose there needles in winter, but those that do tend to have soft, pliable foliage and a lofty, architectural grace. The European larch is no exception. This valuable...