(False Aster, Pink Beauty False Aster, White Doll's Daisy)
This boltonia, ‘Pink Beauty,’ is a selection of a hardy, upright perennial native to the central and eastern U.S. The plant grows as a cluster of upright stems, leafy at the base, less leafy at the top, where they branch many times to form clusters of small,upward-facing, daisy flowers with narrow pink petals and a small yellow center. Flowering begins in autumn and at full bloom the plant is a high cloud of light pink above a dense forest of narrow, stiff, green stems. In full sun the plant is reliably...
This variety of white doll’s daisy has larger daisies and tends to be shorter than the standard species. It is a large North American perennial that naturally inhabits the sunny moist prairies and old fields of the central and northeastern United States.
White doll’s daisy has a tall, upright, bushy habit. It is clump-forming and spreads slowly via rhizomes. Its stems are lined with lance-shaped leaves that are deep green to gray-green. In midsummer to fall its stems become topped with many...
The patented cultivar Jim Crockett® is noted for its relatively compact height, numerous pale violet daisies and deep green foliage. It was bred by Thomas H. Boyle in a controlled breeding program in Amherst, Massachusetts.
White doll’s daisy is a North American perennial that naturally inhabits the sunny moist prairies and old fields of the central and northeastern United States. This selection has an upright bushy habit, is clump-forming and spreads slowly via rhizomes. Its stems are lined...
Bearing a blizzard of late-season blooms on stout, relatively compact stems, 'Snowbank' is a selection of Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama, a large herbaceous perennial native to moist habitats in the eastern and central United States. This cultivar was introduced by the New England Wildflower Society in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The upright, blue-green stems of 'Snowbank' are furnished with narrowly lanceolate blue-green leaves. Plants spread slowly via rhizomes to form...
(Smallhead Doll's Daisy)
Clouds of small white to lilac "daisies" adorn this medium-sized to large herbaceous perennial from late summer to early fall. It is native to prairies, woodlands, and roadsides in the south-central and southeastern United States.
Variable in height and habit, smallhead doll's daisy typically forms a tall clump of upright stems clothed in linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Plants sometimes spread rapidly via underground stolons. Yellow-eyed "daisies" appear in large airy clusters for many...
(Sideoats Grama Grass)
Sideoats grama grass is a versatile, clumping, warm season ornamental grass with pretty red flowers on decorative stems from summer to fall. This perennial is native to much of the New World, from Canada southward all the way to Argentina in South America. In spring the gray-green leaves remain compact, making a nice filler among the spring and summer blooming prairie wildflowers. By midsummer, this grass sends up slightly taller stems that have purple-turning-green oat-shaped flowerbuds that will...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The dense turf grass, buffalograss, is a warm season perennial native to the Central Plains of the North America, from Manitoba, Canada down to Mexico. It is very drought tolerant and was one of the most important food sources for the great herds of bison that once roamed the plains.
This is one of the best native grasses for turf and lawns. It has curly, thin, gray-green blades and spreads by both stolons (above ground lateral stems) and rhizomes (below ground lateral stems). Its grassy late-season...
(Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass)
Blue grama grass is a perennial warm season grass grown for its fine, gray-green leaves and one-sided decorative flowers. A compact grower, it is native to the arid western United States and Mexico where soils are dry and alkaline.
Fine, narrow, gray-green leaves emerge in spring. In summer slender stems rise above the foliage lined with one-sided flower buds that resemble mosquito larvae. The tiny flowers are reddish purple when they open and quite decorative lining the stem tips. In autumn the...
(Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass, Blue Grama Grass)
An exceptionally showy, heavy-flowering selection of blue grama grass, 'Blond Ambition' is a perennial warm-season grass grown for its one-sided, horizontal decorative flowers and blond, light yellow-tan seed heads. An upright, clumping plant larger than the wild grass species, it is native to the arid western United States and Mexico where soils are dry and alkaline. Cultivar 'Blonde Ambition' was discovered and introduced by David Salman of High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Forest & Kim Starr
(Firecrackerbush, Scarlet Bouvardia, Scarlet trompetilla)
With glossy dark gray-green foliage, Firecrackerbush lives up to its moniker from summer to winter with clustered scarlet red flowers that look like elongated trumpets. A rather open-branched and free-formed evergreen shrub, it is native from the extreme southwestern United States into Mexico and Central America.
Its leaves are oval or lance-shaped, and dark-green with hints of gray-green. The tops of the leaves are glossy while the undersides are lightly hairy. At the tips of the branches, from...