The tiny, gray-green, wooly leaves of this fragrant herb are soft and appealing. Wooly thyme is a mat-forming perennial that originates from regions in Europe, North Africa and Asia. In early to midsummer these soft, subdued plants produce small clusters of light pink flowers.
Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. This species is not as aggressive as other thymes and looks great when planted between stepping stones, in containers,...
(Creeping Thyme, Elfin Creeping Thyme)
Creeping thyme is a mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb long cultivated in its native Europe. Its dwarf cultivar 'Elfin' forms a congested miniature mound of tiny aromatic glossy-green leaves. From early to midsummer it bears a scattering of small rounded clusters of purple-pink flowers. Throughout the season its savory leaves can be harvested for cooking.
Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. This cultivar makes a lovely rock...
Creeping thyme is a mat-forming, evergreen culinary herb long cultivated in its native Europe. Its compact cultivar 'Minimalist' forms a miniature carpet of tiny lance-shaped leaves on slender prostrate stems. From early to midsummer it bears numerous rounded clusters of pink flowers. Throughout the season its savory leaves can be harvested for cooking.
Thyme is tolerant of heat and drought and grows best in full sun and sandy, well drained, infertile soil. It can take light foot traffic and...
Talk about a great culinary thyme! Bearing medium-green leaves edged in golden yellow, 'Gold King' is an attractive and wonderfully flavorful perennial herb with a slightly more upright, bushy habit. From early to midsummer this lemon thyme bears many small, condensed spikes of pale lilac flowers. Its tiny oval evergreen leaves smell of citrus and thyme when bruised. These can be harvested throughout the season and combine well with fish, poultry, and vegetables.
Thyme does well with heat and...
(Glenleven Linden, Hybrid Linden, Linden)
Growing rapidly into a loosely pyramidal medium-sized tree, this hybrid of American basswood (Tilia americana) and little-leaf linden (Tilia cordata) offers exceptional cold-hardiness, handsome deciduous foliage, and fragrant early-summer flowers. The medium- to dark-green leaves have pale undersides and toothed edges. Fall color is dull yellow. The pendent branched clusters of small pale yellow flowers attract numerous honeybees. Relatively few fruits are produced. This straight-trunked...
(Fiesta del Sol Mexican Sunflower, Mexican Sunflower)
A rounded, dwarf selection of Mexican sunflower, the fantastic 'Fiesta Del Sol' has deep green leaves as the backdrop for vibrant reddish orange daisies from early summer to frost. An annual that reseeds itself, it is a hybrid developed from plants native to Central America.
The deep green leaves are spade-shaped and jaggedly edged. With the warmth of spring, summer and fall, the stem tips bear golf ball-sized daisies that attract butterflies and bees. A golden yellow center is surrounded by...
(Clavel de Muerto, Mexican Sunflower)
Mexican sunflower is a tall, erect, branching tender perennial native to Mexico and Central America. It is prized for its beautiful bright orange to orange-red flowers produced summer to fall. The leaves are large and fuzzy. Among its many cultivars are 'Torch', with dazzling orange-red flowers, and the compact, vivid-orange-flowered 'Goldfinger'.
Mexican sunflower is at its best in full sun and moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. It adds vertical impact to a mixed or annual border,...