(Common Horsechestnut, Horsechestnut)
Horsechestnut is a tall, rounded, deciduous tree native to southeastern Europe. In spring, it bears showy conical clusters of large white flowers with yellow or pink markings. It later produces spiny fruits that contain inedible brown horse chestnuts. The large palmate (hand-like) leaves cast dense shade.
This sun-loving tree does well in moist, well drained soil, and tolerates salt and pollution. It makes an excellent shade tree, but beware of its falling nuts!.
Mark A. Miller
(Baumann's Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut)
Long prized for its showy conical clusters of large white flowers with pink or yellow blotches, horse chestnut is a tall, deciduous, spring-blooming tree native to southeastern Europe. The cultivar 'Baumannii' produces exceptionally long-lasting, double, creamy-white flowers that age to blush-pink. It bears little or no fruit. The large palmate (hand-like) leaves cast dense shade.
This sun-loving tree does well in moist, well drained soil, and tolerates salt and pollution. Baumann's horse chestnut...
(Lechuguilla, Shin Dagger)
Native all the way to central Canada (as well as to much of the rest of central and western North America), this prickly pear dispels the myth that cacti are only for warm climates. It is a ground-hugging, mat-forming species bearing small, cylindrical or flattened, spiny pads that are specially adapted to survive beneath snow or dead prairie grass. Although they appear to be succulent leaves, the pads are in fact swollen stem segments (but are treated as leaves in the following description of characteristics)....
(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,...