Plant Reference Guide

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'

Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'

Common Name: Oregon Grapeholly

This lustrous, dark green shrub adds texture to the landscape with its leathery, spine-toothed leaves. Erect racemes of bright yellow flower clusters appear in winter followed by robin's-egg blue fruit in spring. Excellent evergreen for woodland gardens.


Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'

Common Name: Variegated Tapioca Plant

This tropical has deeply lobed, green leaves with creamy yellow centers held on showy, red petioles.  It is a great performer in hot, steamy summers and will maintain showy foliage until frost.   


Marigold 'Bonanza Yellow'

Marigold 'Bonanza Yellow'

Common Name: Marigold

Bright yellow 2" flowers bloom over a long season on compact foliage.


Marigold 'Safari Red'

Marigold 'Safari Red'

Common Name: Marigold

2" red flowers bloom over compact mounds of foliage. An excellent garden performer. Award winner.


Marigold 'Safari Tangerine'

Marigold 'Safari Tangerine'

Common Name: Marigold

Glowing orange 2" flowers bloom over compact mounds of foliage. Safari Tangerine is an excellent garden performer. Award winning marigold.


Marigold Durango® Outback Mix

Marigold Durango® Outback Mix

Common Name: Marigold
An early-blooming, Anemone-type marigold with excellent branching for strong stems and more blooms. Extra large flowers in a range of colors.

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich Fern

Very popular for its stately, vase-shaped foliage that spreads quickly to cover large areas. Loses its leaves in the winter.


Mazus reptans

Mazus reptans

Common Name: Mazus

Lavender-blue flowers in late spring top creeping plants. Mazus reptans is an enchanting ground cover that is the one to use in pathways or rock gardens. Prefers a consistent moist but not wet soil.


Mecardonia Gold Dust™

Mecardonia Gold Dust™ - PP22871

Common Name: Mecardonia

Mecardonia ‘Gold Dust™’is a low, creeping annual with small green leaves and covered with yellow flowers from May until frost. This versatile annual is terrific spilling out of containers, as edging along a walk or at the front of a border and as a ground cover. 


Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

Common Name: Virginia Bluebells

Flower buds emerge pink before turning into pastel blue,trumpet-shaped flowers from March through April. A native perennial that will go dormant in the summer. An incredible early spring blooming perennial for the woodland garden.


Microbiota decussata

Microbiota decussata

Common Name: Russian Cypress

Groundcover conifer with small fern-like sprays of green foliage. In winter, green foliage turns a lovely bronze purple. Requires moist, well-drained soil. Evergreen. Tolerates part shade, however grows best in full sun.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth' - PPAF

Common Name: Maiden Grass

While the striking variegated foliage and compact habit make it a beautiful and versatile option, it's the non-fertile nature that has us most excited about this plant. Deer resistant and best in full sun. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Common Name: Maiden Grass

Burgundy plumes appear in August. Long, arching, narrow bluish-green leaves form a large symmetrical clump. Very graceful and fine-textured. An ideal grass for the formal garden.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Common Name: Dwarf Maiden Grass

The perfect maiden grass for small gardens. Forms a compact mound of fine foliage topped with fan shape plumes reaching only 3'. This mini-Miscanthus is only 3' x 2'!


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra' - PP13008

Common Name: Dwarf Zebra Grass

Reddish plumes appear in late summer above green leaves that are crossed with horizontal yellow bands. Smaller and easier to maintain than other Zebra Grasses. Perfect for smaller gardens.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Common Name: Variegated Maiden Grass

'Morning Light' is sure to brighten your landscape with its variegated foliage and arching form. A favorite of the Miscanthus grasses, 'Morning Light' will persist as an attractive plant throughout the growing season.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Scout'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Scout'

Common Name: Maiden Grass

Upright in form, this grass makes a stand in the landscape with slender blades containing a white midrib. The feathery, cream-pink blooms give your garden a whimsical textural contrast throughout late summer and fall. Blooms a month earlier than Gracillimus and it's non-fertile so reseeding isn't an issue. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Common Name: Porcupine Grass

Reddish-bronze plumes appear in late summer above bright green leaves with golden horizontal bands. Stiff, upright clumps add a strong vertical accent to the landscape.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Common Name: Variegated Silver Grass

Pinkish plumes appear in late summer. Leaves are 1/2" to 3/4" wide with white stripes and have a graceful, arching habit. Makes a bold statement in the landscape.


Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'

Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'

Common Name: Cabaret Miscanthus

'Cabaret' is the most striking of all the variegated Miscanthus in our opinion. Its leaves are 1.25" wide with a bright white stripe down the center and dark green edges.


Monarda Leading Lady Plum

Monarda Leading Lady Plum - PPAF

Common Name: Bee Balm

An early blooming, petite and tiny mound, covered in magenta purple blossoms beginning in early summer, with a secondary flush above the initial flowers through mid-summer, Monarda 'Leading Lady Lilac' is a star in the making.


Monarda Sugar Buzz® Bubblegum Blast

Monarda Sugar Buzz® Bubblegum Blast - PPAF

Common Name: Bee Balm

Native to North America and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, the new Sugar Buzz® series of monardas are of medium height with strong branching. Aromatic foliage when crushed, 'Bubblegum Blast' is covered with huge, hot pink blooms in mid-summer.


Monarda Sugar Buzz® Cherry Pops

Monarda Sugar Buzz® Cherry Pops - PPAF

Common Name: Bee Balm

Native to North America and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, the new Sugar Buzz® series of monardas are of medium height with strong branching. Aromatic foliage when crushed, 'Cherry Pops' is covered with huge 2-2.5", red blooms in mid-summer.


Monarda Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball

Monarda Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball - PP27498

Common Name: Bee Balm

Native to North America and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, the new Sugar Buzz® series of monardas are of medium height with strong branching. Aromatic foliage when crushed, 'Grape Gumball' is covered with huge 2-2.5", vibrant magenta blooms in mid-summer.


Monarda Sugar Buzz® Lilac Lollipop

Monarda Sugar Buzz® Lilac Lollipop - PP27571

Common Name: Bee Balm

Native to North America and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, the new Sugar Buzz® series of monardas are of medium height with strong branching. Aromatic foliage when crushed, 'Lilac Lollipop' is covered with huge, lilac-lavender blooms in mid-summer.


Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Common Name: Eastern Bee Balm

Native to North America, Monarda bradburiana has pink-lavender flowers with purple leaf bracts, and is very attractive to pollinators. Looking great all season long in sun or part shade, it also boasts terrific seed heads for extended seasonal interest.


Monarda didyma 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Monarda didyma 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Clusters of vivid scarlet tubular flowers appear on Monarda ‘Gardenview Scarlet’ in summer above fragrant, mildew-resistant foliage. 'Gardenview Scarlet' attracts hummingbirds, and is a vigorous grower that benefits from division every three years.


Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’ has clusters of vivid red tubular flowers appearing in summer above minty, mildew-resistant foliage. This Bee Balm attracts hummingbirds, and is a vigorous grower that benefits from division every three years.


Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Muhly Grass

Clumps of dark green, glossy foliage are topped in fall by soft clouds of airy pink flower panicles that dry to buff. Especially dramatic when planted in groups.


Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

Common Name: Muhly Grass

Clumps of glossy, blue-green foliage are topped in fall by soft clouds of airy ivory flower panicles that dry to buff. Especially dramatic when planted in groups.


Musa 'Rojo'

Musa 'Rojo'

Common Name: Banana

With the top of the green leaves splashed with maroon and with a maroon trunk, leaf back, midrib, and fruit, this is a seriously colorful tropical plant. It's 3-7' depending on the size of the container.


Musa basjoo

Musa basjoo

Common Name: Hardy Banana

This banana is hardy (yes, hardy) to zone 6, possibly zone 4. It's a must for anyone experimenting in the tropical look. Leaves are solid green and the plant suckers freely creating a small clump by the second year.


Myosotis sylvatica 'Mon Amie Blue'

Myosotis sylvatica 'Mon Amie Blue'

Common Name: Forget-Me-Not

Forget-me-Nots are an old-fashion spring favorite with lovely, tiny pale blue flowers that float above a dense mat of green foliage from April to June. A biennial that re-seeds, it makes an excellent companion to spring bulbs en mass.


Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

A medium-sized evergreen shrub bearing new leaves that are coppery to purplish-red, becoming blue-green with age. Clusters of red berries appear in fall and hold their color through winter.


Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Nandina domestica 'Firepower'

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

A dwarf plant with a compact habit. The light green summer foliage turns to brilliant red in fall and winter. Nice in groups or drifts to soften the effect of coarser-textured shrubs.


Nandina domestica 'Moon Bay'

Nandina domestica 'Moon Bay'

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

A small, compact shrub bearing lime-green foliage in summer that turns brilliant red in fall and winter. A very promising plant.


Nandina domestica 'Twilight'

Nandina domestica 'Twilight'

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

This fine textured shrub will add elegance to the landscape. The unique colors of 'Twilight' changes as the plant matures with shades of pink, bronze, white and green. Eventually the foliage matures to green with white variegation. Quite unique for a Nandina!


Nandina domestica Blush Pink™

Nandina domestica Blush Pink™ - PP19916

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

Blush Pink™ is a sport of 'Firepower' with the same compact, dwarf habit. The blush-colored new growth is what sets it apart from 'Firepower'. 


Nandina domestica Gulf Stream™

Nandina domestica Gulf Stream™

Common Name: Heavenly Bamboo

Vigorous, dense, compact plant with copper foliage that turns orange-red in fall and winter.


Nandina domestica Harbor Belle™

Nandina domestica Harbor Belle™ - PP14668

Common Name: Harbor Belle™ Heavenly Bamboo

Compact, evergreen shrub displays brilliant burgundy foliage and clusters of bright red berries in fall and winter. Can use as a groundcover, specimen, or border. Soft foliage has pink tint in spring. Unlicensed propagation prohibited.


Nassella tenuissima

Nassella tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass

Very finely textured, lime-green foliage with light tan seed heads emerging in May, this native grass is beautiful naturalized in meadows, planted on slopes for erosion, as a specimen in a rock garden or as an element in mixed container plantings.


Nemesia Opal Innocence®

Nemesia Opal Innocence® - PP17035

Common Name: Nemesia

Nodding, delicate, iridescent pastel-colored flowers on upright stems exude a sweet fragrance. Thrives in cooler weather. Shear back for a second show of color in the fall. Great in mixed containers.


Nemesia Sunsatia® Blood Orange

Nemesia Sunsatia® Blood Orange - PPAF

Common Name: Nemesia

A burst of rich oranges, yellows and red with beautiful ruffled petals! This Sunsatia is a wonderful annual during the hot months of the year for any of your container needs!


Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas'

Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' - PPAF

Common Name: Catmint

A long blooming perennial that’s perfect in small areas of the landscape. Indigo blue flowers are produced all the way from the soil to the tips, providing an intense splash of color when it’s in bloom. Rosy purple calyxes extend the color when the blooms are past peak.


Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Common Name: Catmint

'Early Bird' Catmint will start blooming as early as April and last up to six weeks. Compact gray-green aromatic foliage will keep the deer and rabbits away, but the butterflies will love the flowers! Makes a great groundcover that is both heat and drought tolerant.


Nepeta 'Purple Haze'

Nepeta 'Purple Haze' - PP23180

Common Name: Catmint

'Purple Haze' has a tidy habit forming silvery mat with purple flowers spikes that will bloom from June to October.  This fast grower is suitable as edging in a border, as a ground cover or in a rock garden.   


Nepeta Junior Walker™

Nepeta Junior Walker™ - PP23074

Common Name: Catmint

Junior Walker™ is a sterile, dwarf form of Walker's Low. Extremely floriferous and long blooming, this plant will be covered in lavender-blue flowers May through September. Blue-green aromatic foliage contrasts nicely with the blue flowers and will deter deer and rabbits.


Nepeta faassenii Purrsian Blue

Nepeta faassenii Purrsian Blue - PP24788

An improved cultivar of catmint, Nepeta faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ is small, well-branched with dense spikes of periwinkle blue flowers and dark purple calyxes from early summer until fall.


Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Common Name: Catmint

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker's Low’s' prolific lavender-blue flowers bloom from spring to fall above silvery, aromatic foliage. Very long blooming. Shear 'Walker's Low' after flowering to encourage repeat blooming.


Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Common Name: Nippon Daisy

Nipponanthemum nipponicum's large white daisies emerge in the fall over the shiny, succulent dark green foliage that is attractive all season long.


Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Common Name: Black Gum

A tough native tree with spectacular fall color. The new growth of this beauty is bright red. 'Wildfire' appears to be less susceptible to leaf spot.


Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Common Name: Mexican Evening Primrose

Oenothera  ‘Siskiyou’s' pink, saucer-shaped flowers bloom all summer over vigorous, spreading foliage. Plant this primrose where its aggressive nature will be appreciated.


ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE 'Osaka Red'

ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE 'Osaka Red'

Wavy leaves with red highlights become more striking as the weather cools. Use as an accent for fall-blooming plants like pansies and mums.


ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE 'Osaka White'

ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE 'Osaka White'

Common Name: Ornamental Cabbage

Wavy leaves with white highlights become more striking as the weather cools. Use as an accent for fall-blooming plants like pansies and mums.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Glamour Red'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Glamour Red'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

Glamour Red has shiny, fringed, lacy foliage with vivid red centers surrounded by dark green leaves.  Colors intensify as the weather cools. 


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nagoya Red'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nagoya Red'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

Fringed, lacy leaves with red highlights become more striking as the weather cools. Use as an accent for fall-blooming plants like pansies and mums.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nagoya White'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nagoya White'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

Fringed, lacy leaves with white highlights become more striking as the weather cools. Use as an accent for fall-blooming plants like pansies and mums.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nero Di Toscana'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Nero Di Toscana'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

Long, thin, blue-green leaves that are deeply savoyed (really bumpy). Its other common name, "Palm Kale" is quite fitting as it often resembles a miniature palm tree in containers.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Peacock Red'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Peacock Red'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

The purple, finely dissected foliage distinguishes this cultivar from others. Plant is hot pink in the center and purple on the edges.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Scarlet Bor'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Scarlet Bor'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

A good substitute for 'Winter Bor' but with deep red finely cut leaves that mature a red-purple as the temperatures cool. Terrific for Fall and Winter mixed plantings.


ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Sno Bor'

ORNAMENTAL KALE 'Sno Bor'

Common Name: Ornamental Kale

A good substitute for 'Winter Bor' with curly, thick, gray-green leaves that intensify in color with cooler weather. Terrific for Fall and Winter mixed plantings.


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Common Name: Variegated False Holly

Colorful evergreen foliage year round with a mixture of green, gold and cream colors. The new growth on this plant has a pinkish bronze color.


Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda claytoniana

Common Name: Interrupted Fern

A native fern that is low maintenance and is noted for it's large green fronds with dark brown spores on the pinnae in the middle. Oh, and this fern with a vase shaped habit is easy to grow and deer resistant!


Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Common Name: Royal Fern

Osteospermum Soprano® Purple

Osteospermum Soprano® Purple - PP15491

Common Name: African Daisy

Osteospermum Soprano® Purple has dark purple daisy-like flowers with blue eyes. Compact, slightly trailing habit makes it great for containers.


Osteospermum Soprano® White

Osteospermum Soprano® White - PP17070

Common Name: African Daisy

The classic Osteo with white petals and rich blue centers.


Oxalis crassipes 'Rosea' Cottage Pink

Oxalis crassipes 'Rosea' Cottage Pink

Common Name: Wood Sorrel

Oxalis ‘Rosea Cottage Pink’ is an ever-blooming perennial with soft pink blooms over pea green shamrock-like leaves. Flowers are sterile. Low mounding plants make 'Rosea Cottage Pink' perfect for containers or for edging.

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