Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Common Black-eyed Susan, Toto Black-Eyed Susan)
Toto® black-eyed Susan is a short-lived, clump forming perennial that originates from North America. Throughout the summer, the seed-grown selection Toto® bears many large, golden-yellow daisies with chocolate centers. These appear on short, stout stems lined with hairy dark green leaves and attract many pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. Others in the Toto® series include Toto® Rustic (maroon and yellow) and Toto® Lemon (pale yellow).
This plant grows best in full sun and well drained,...
James H. Schutte
Garden sorrel's tart, lemony leaves make a sprightly addition to salads and sauces, and are rich in vitamin C. This clump-forming herbaceous perennial is native to cool temperate regions of Eurasia.
The large, arrowhead-shaped leaves are borne in dense rosettes that arise from a stout taproot. Branching clusters of inconspicuous reddish-green flowers appear on tall stalks in early summer. Plants bear either male or female flowers. Female plants produce tiny three-sided fruits that ripen to deep...
James H. Schutte
(Garden Sorrel, Profusion™ Garden Sorrel)
This non-flowering selection of garden sorrel produces tender, tangy new leaves from spring to fall. They make a sprightly addition to salads and sauces, and are rich in vitamin C. Profusion garden sorrel was introduced by Richter's Herbs of Goodwood, Ontario.
Garden sorrel is a clumping, tap-rooted, Eurasian perennial grown for its lush rosettes of large, tasty, arrowhead-shaped leaves. A prolific self-sower, it typically produces branching clusters of inconspicuous reddish-green flowers in...
(Red Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel, Sour Weed)
A familiar weed of waste places and gardens, this creeping herbaceous perennial originated in Eurasia but is naturalized worldwide.
The small, smooth, arrowhead-shaped leaves of this hardy perennial are borne in rosettes. Plants spread via threadlike underground rhizomes to form large colonies. The leaves contain sour-tasting oxalates that render them unpalatable (and potentially toxic) to cattle. Spikes of insignificant flowers appear on short, upright stalks from spring to late summer. Plants...
Michael Charters, www.calflora.net
(Curly Dock, Sour Dock, Yellow Dock)
This rosette-forming perennial is a common weed over much of the temperate world. It has long been used as a medicinal plant in its native Europe.
Rosettes of glossy-green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves with conspicuously rumpled edges emerge in spring. The leaves may become purple-tinged in summer. Plants grow from a stout taproot that produces new plants if severed. In late spring to midsummer, depending on climate, curly dock produces tall sturdy stems lined with numerous small, greenish flowers....
(Golden Curls Willow, Willow)
This is the golden corkscrew willow, a great, small accent tree with a bonus of beautifully twisted twigs for cutting. Now known as ‘Erythroflexuosa,’ this cultivar has gone through many name changes and is thought to be linked with the native weeping willow of China. It is sometimes sold as a variety known as ‘Golden Curls.’ It produces a single trunk and very upright branches that make a good sized, somewhat disorganized canopy. Its yellow green bark is attractive in the dormant season and doubly...
This is a fast-growing, weeping tree that makes an exceptional shade tree in cold climates. A sterile hybrid developed at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada, 'Prairie Cascade' descends from a cross between the European bay willow, Salix pentandra and the native weeping willow of Wisconsin, Salix ‘Blanda’. This tree is a hardy alternative to the Chinese weeping willow because it is much longer lived, smaller in size and less prone to pests and disease. The stems are...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
White willow is a large, fast-growing, spreading, deciduous tree native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Its long, narrow green leaves are among the first to appear in spring and persist well into fall. In early spring, fuzzy yellow catkins are borne along the slender branchlets. Yellowish twigs provide some winter interest. It likes full sun and moist soil. White willow is usually grown in the form of one of its many cultivars.
James H. Schutte
(Golden Weeping Willow, White Willow)
'Tristis' is a weeping form of white willow, a large, fast-growing, spreading, deciduous tree native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Its arching limbs and slender, trailing, yellow branchlets are a familiar sight in gardens worldwide. The long, narrow green leaves are among the first to appear in spring and persist well into fall. In early spring, fuzzy yellow catkins are borne along the branchlets. It likes full sun and moist soil. Give it a site where its weak branches and questing...