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(Basket-of-Gold, Gold Dust Aurinia)
Gold dust aurinia is a low-growing perennial native to the mountainous regions of south and central Europe and Turkey. Its evergreen gray green leaves form a neat mound from which arise dense clusters of small bright golden yellow four-petaled flowers. The spring blooms literally cover the plant and should be lightly sheared off when spent.
Not tolerant of heavy clay soils, basket of gold prefers sunny site with good drainage. A great plant for the rock garden or as a ground cover, it looks spectacular...
(Basket-of-Gold, Summit Aurinia)
Basket of gold is a low-growing perennial native to the mountainous regions of south and central Europe and Turkey. Its evergreen gray green leaves form a neat mound from which arise dense clusters of small bright yellow four-petaled flowers. The spring blooms literally cover the plant and should be lightly sheared off when spent. The cultivar 'Summit' is notable for its uniform plant size and early flowering start in spring.
Not tolerant of heavy clay soils, basket of gold prefers sunny site...
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(Carolina Mosquito Fern)
Native to much of the eastern half of North America, Carolina mosquito fern is a tiny, feather aquatic fern that floats on the surface of still ponds and lake edges. Populations also extend down into Mexico and Central America. Its tiny fronds are bright green, often with a reddish or purplish-red hue. It's hard to believe this aquatic, floating plant is in fact a miniscule fern. It is free-floating and may be adapted to fresh or brackish water.
Carolina mosquito fern thrives in pools with full...
International Flower Bulb Centre
This appealing South African flowering "bulb" is highly variable producing purple, blue, white or yellow flowers: all with very dark anthers. In its natural habitat, this spring bloomer exists on clay-rich scrubland known as renosterveld. It is a hybrid parent to many cultivated baboon flowers and is less commonly sold as a species bulb.
In midwinter, small fans of pleated bright green leaves are produced from deeply buried, globular corms. The sword-shaped leaves remain in a neat rosette....
(Centennial Desert Broom, Desert Broom)
This desert-adapted hardy hybrid is a useful shrub for difficult, hot, dry sites. Its parents are the dwarf coyote brush Baccharis pilularis, a native of California and Oregon, and the little known desert broom, B. sarathroides, native to the southwestern United States. A spreading shrub, ‘Centennial’ produces a lush mound of bright green narrow leaves with serrated edges. This is a valuable color in desert regions where most plants bear leaves of muted color or gray. This shrub...
(Bush Groundsel, Cottonseed Tree, Sea Myrtle)
A puffy-seeded shrub that handles dry and wet soils as well as salty groung, bush groundsel is its prettiest in summer and autumn. Typically evergreen in milder climates, this billowy plant has upright to arching stems that is often lax and floppy, but more rounded shrubs are encountered. It is native to the United States from Massachusetts to Texas as well as in nearby Mexico and the West Indies.
Softly light green, the foliage is small oval leaves with irregular, jae\gged edges. Plants are...
James H. Schutte
In spite of months without rain on the embankments of Los Angeles freeways, this drought-resistant shrub remains green year round. The plant grows as a spreading mound of small, rounded green leaves with serrated edges. It blooms in spring but the flowers are insignificant. They give way to tufted seed pods which mature in fall but many gardeners consider unsightly.
Also known as Dwarf Coyote Bush, this shrub is native to regions of California and Oregon where plants may go for over six months...
James H. Schutte
(Coyotebrush, Coyotebush, Twin Peaks Coyotebrush)
Counted among the very best of drought-resistant evergreen groundcovers, ‘Twin Peaks’ is a selection of Dwarf Coyote Bush, a native of coastal California and Oregon where plants can go for over six months without rainfall. Though it tolerates drought, ‘Twin Peaks’ can brown and lose leaves in extreme heat. The plants grows as a spreading mound of small, rounded green leaves with serrated edges. Plants bloom in spring but flowers are insignificant and give way to tufted seed pods which mature in fall...
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(Blue Water Hyssop, Lemon Bacopa)
This low-growing, spreading aquatic perennial is a water weed found along brackish water edges and wet sands of the southeastern United States from Maryland down to Florida and across to Texas. Its small, succulent, lemon scented leaves create a mat of foliage that becomes dotted with small, violet blue flowers. It creates attractive cover for waterway margins and is commonly half submerged making it an ideal aquarium or pondside plant.
The small leaves of lemon hyssop are oval, lustrous, fleshy...
James H. Schutte
(Brahmi, Herb-of-Grace, Water Hyssop)
This low-growing, spreading aquatic perennial is a common water weed found along stream margins, pond edges and wet sands of the southern United States and adjacent Mexico. Its small, succulent leaves create a mat of foliage that becomes dotted with small, pale flowers. It creates attractive cover for waterway margins and makes a fine container specimen.
The small leaves of water hyssop are oval, lustrous and fleshy. From spring to fall, lots of small, single flowers are produced along the...