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-Pinnate compound leaves 4-12 in
- Sun to Partial Shade - Average Water Needs - Prefers rich moist soil but is adaptable to less than optimal situations.
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
North America southeastern and
Vigorous dense creeping foliage and ornate floral displays; provides shade and wildlife interest to the staircase shaft trellisIt is best used in woodland gardens and natural areas where it has space to grow. It will quickly cover fences and other structures . Trumpet creeper is one of the best plants for attracting hummingbirds to your yard as it produces quantities of nectar rich blossoms all summer long.
(10.2-30.5 cm) long that cover the vine in a dense cloak of bright green foliage -7-15 oval leaflets that have serrated edges
Flower: Showy clusters of yellow orange to red trumpet-shaped flowers
Gulf Coast region of the United States
- Deciduous tree - Crooked, spreading
- Good in dry, rocky areas - Full sun to mostly shade - Prefers acidic, well-drained soil
3.5²5.5 m (11²18ft.)
Leaf: Alternate arrangement, deciduous,odd-pinnately compound, ovate-shaped, dark green
In the eastern US from southeastern Maine, west to Michigan, and south to Texas and Florida
Tall slender stems display tufts of foliage and flower panicles high above the roof terraces, insuring visibility at street level. Flame poor sumac soils pioneers and and
Flame sumac Shining Sumac or Winged Sumac
Flower dioeciousgreenish-yellow flowers
flame-red fall color. Its showy fall foliage provides an added benefit. Winged sumac grows well in urban areas where air pollution, poor drainage and
Fruit hairy, red drupe borne in terminal panicles showy
compacted soil prevent most small trees from surviving. It is used in buffer strips, highway projects. medians and reclamation
18²42 in Flower: white.Shrub.Not a fern.Leaves are used for Sweet fern rhizomatous shrub Leaves: simple. and tea made from the leaves has been used to relieve symptoms of Flowers: catkins clustered a t ends of the branches dysentery. spleen pain and as a sedative . having many thin branches. whooping cough.Well-drained. glossy dark green Native to eastern United States Large colonies offer brilliant scarlet fall color in their native environment along limestone cliffs and rocky bluffs of the . and the fresh leaves are used as a lining in fruit baskets to help preserve the fruits. and on gentle slopes. seed capsules banks or lakeshores. or similar untreed areas . and Stem: red-brown to grey west to Minnesota potpourri.Sandy or rocky soil conspicuous in native meadows and garden beds.New Jersey tea. sandy or gravelly soils 1. deciduous. Jersey tea ceanothus Fruit:Dry. woody roots that reach deep into the earth -Dry plains. grow in clumpy. bronchitis. deciduous. dehiscent.The root is astringent due to its tannin content and contains an alkaloid that lowers blood pressure New Jersey tea. Tea made from its roots isdrank to relieve toothache.3. .inflorescences on lengthy.Full sun to mostly shade .Prefers acidic. bringing aesthetic interest to the staircase shaft plant community. dry. with four per fruit 5.5 m Foliage:Deciduous Native to eastern North America. but a low. acid. asthma. on The snowball-like floral display is prairies. Comptoniaperegrina Myricaceae . 4. alternate.Irregular crown and Fragrant sumac dense . around 2 m Leaf: Alternate arrangement. fragrant and hairy southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia. Rhusaromatica Anacardiaceae . North America It can often be located in forest clearings or verges. Ceanothusamericanus Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) . from This East Coast native can be found growing in sandy soils and dry hillsides with low organic content. Fruits may be eaten raw. -Root system is thick with fibrous root hairs close to the surface -Stout. axillary peduncles. similar to the growing substrate installed on the staircase shaft.Deciduous shrub . digestive problems. Seeds : in bur like heads. trifoliate. ovate-shaped. burlish. and fernlike.
entire or sparingly toothed. .5 to 7 leaflets.Full sun . borne mostly solitary bloom form Native to eastern North America A rugged rose well suited to meadows. making it well-suited to exposed conditions.Perennial. yellow petals. Rosa Carolina Rosaceae . loam. Hylotelephiumtelephioides summer-green to winter-red foliage. Crassulaceae . becoming a conspicuous element in the neighborhood rooftop topography. strong fragrance.Medium to wet 90-185 cm Flower: Pink.Sun -Humus. the thick foliage creates a green cap over the staircase shaft. Native to western North America from British Columbia and Alberta to northern California to Wyoming The seasonal transition from A rare native that does well on exposed rock outcrops as well as gardens and landforms that are the analogs of the ASLA green roof ·s south wave on terra firma.24-26°C (75-78°F) . or three-lobed leaves . deciduous Allegheny stonecrop erect stems Leaf:Oblong or oval. make jelly and tea 7. punctuated by yellow floral blooms in mid-summer. Fruit: hairy. provides a distinctjagged texture year-round to the south wave. Sedum stenopetalum Crassulaceae .Mesic-dry soil . average diameter 2". and it has introduced populations in Ontario 8. Fruit: Showy .Medium. 5 petals. and wilder gardens. linear. linear or narrowly 20 cm Flower: Short inflorescence. sandy Leaf:Alternate arrangement.A shrub in the rose family Pasture rose .Full sun to shade 6 to12in (15-30 cm) Fruit: Pod Flowers: Pale pink Native range extends from Georgia to Illinois and New York.Suckers well-drained soil Flowers: dioeciously yellow flowers Chesapeake Watershed. Sedum telephioides.Dicot . sometimes with red veins. alternate . roadsides. red drupe 6. armed with thorns / prickles . . Rose hip skin used as treatment for upset stomach .A succulent plant producing mats or Worm leaf stonecrop clumps of lance-shaped.A herbaceous plant with succulent stems.Regular water .brancheshaveascendi ng tips .
crooked or worm-like. Orostachysboehmeri Crassulaceae . dry soil 4-6 in (10 . average moist. 10. yellow. edges. . well-drained areas with full sun.Prefers well-drained.Perennial. Hardy Duncecap Flower: White sedum plant palette of the south wave. oval.33 Leaf: Six spiral rows of small Native to Europe and A beautiful and tough sedum brings .Drought. evergreen . bronze-orange flowers mass planting. dark green leaves Stonecrop spreads by trailing stems to form an attractive ground cover.Flowers appear on reddish stems rising above the thick. Sedum floriferum ´Weihenstephaner Goldµ Crassulaceae . rosette of rough.Succulent .Succulent . heat & 0.0. silver/gray succulent North Asia The conical arrangement of the flower spike and whorled silvery leaves add a curious texture to the low-growing Sedum boehmeri. (15 cm) Foliage: Grown for foliage. 11. dense groundcover in slightly red.Heat Tolerant under 6 in. may slightly turn Native to Kamchatka.Drought tolerant . Siberia A low-growing sedum spreads trailing stems across forming a the substrate surface. with sharply pointed tips. Sedum sexangulare Crassulaceae .Low-growing stonecrop that . clusters of star-shaped.Average Water Needs . triangular.Cactus .15 cm) Foliage: serrated Blue-green. it is an excellent selection for difficult sites such as banks and rocky areas.Full Sun .. succulent green leaves sharply toothed near the ends.17 .Full sun or shade . It can be a good container plant and also the Flower: White. It grows well grows well near water gardens or ponds . 9. Hence. It also can be used as a container plant. yellow-tinted.Perennialherb linear-lanceolate and strongly keeled or nerved on the upper surface.
13. containers between stepping stones or in wall nich es. 'Voodoo' is a creeping evergreen sedum. 6-12 in. cactus and succulents . Prized for the colors of its leaves and stems. Sedum spurium´Voodooµ Crassulaceae .Drought-tolerant . (15-30 cm) Foliage:The cylindrical to spherical leaves are pale to dark green and sometimes red-flushed. star shaped 1/2 inch across garden.Ground covers humidity tolerant . cylindrical leaves. dry to medium moisture.Tolerates some under 6 in. Stem: Fleshy bearing terminal rosettes of stiff 12. and West Asia This drought-tolerant evergreen sedum forms a spreading mat of rounded leaves and stalks. At full size they are overlain with gray and blend to maroon at the Two-row stonecrop. succulent. dark maroon-red leaves are toothed near the ends Native to western Eurasia. silvery or mi d green leaves Asia. Sedum album ´Muraleµ Crassulaceae . mat-forming. particularly for hot. but tolerates a wide range of conditions.Vigorous.Drought-tolerant.Well-drained soil.Average. dark mahogany-leaved Stem: Creeping. When young and small the leaves are green. . evergreen Watch chain sedum Stonecrop Tasteless perennial with mat-forming growth habit . Native to rocky areas of Europe.Dry to Normalwater range ft. North Africa.Full Sun . sprawling.Part shade to full sun . obovate. Light Pink. Sedums are excellent grown in the rock Flower: Yellow. showy. It isnice in a rock garden and for planting in green roofs or in rock walls. Thick. intricate texture to the plant palette and the reliability of a tried -and-true green roof plant ( also planted on terrace) .Some Sand to Some Clay . spoon shaped. The stems are maroon too and . branching edges. forming lush green mats of small succulent leaves Flower: White. dry sites. White stonecrop groundcover for sandy or gravelly soils in sun. It is an excellent groundcover plant. Flat clusters of small starry white to pinkish flowers appear from late spring into summer.Creeping evergreen perennial is a verdant ..Perennials. (15 cm) Foliage:EvergreenSucculent. Voodoo Stonecrop -A low-growing. well-drained soils .Full Sun . It thrives in full sun.
Opuntiahumifusa Cactaceae . (15 cm) Leaf:In a basal rosette.stonecrop or sedum that is commonly grown as a ground cover. Eastern Prickly Pear or Indian Fig roots -Mostly spineless or may have 1-2 whitish-brown spines along the edges Flower:Yellow to gold.Well-drained soil. . found along the margins of mature segments. it is an evergreen succulent with a mat forming growth habit. which Flower: Tiny.Intolerant of shade Up to 2 ft.red or pink.Besides that. appear on branched stalks.A prostrate spreading cactus with fibrous . 14. star-shaped plant palette. . It is an old time favorite used in concrete planters on either side of the front entry and great in window boxes or niches.Well-drained soil.Sandy or gravelly soils stems root at the nodes. Hardy prickly pear is low-growing and Prickly pear cactus. It is best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover. succulent and can be green. waxy and sometimes have red centers its brilliant yellow flowers and meandering pads are most effective at the front of mixed plantings. . evergreen.Thrive in full sun .Tolerates poor soils and some drought under 6 in. enriching the planting with horticultural allegory and providing a radiating texture to the Hens and chicks succulents that produce clusters of rosettes.Mat-forming . Sempervivumtectorum Crassulaceae . 15.Perennial . Native to the mountains of southern Europe The ´house leeksµ are an ancient group of green roof plants. purple or yellow. they run on the ground. rose-red flowers bloom in four-branched inflorescences rise to a uniform height. . red. so they are mostly hidden below the leaves. It is useful in mixed borders and natural areas. making the plant a tidy groundcover of unusual color.Dry to medium water need . (8-10 in) Stem: Greenflattened and formed of segments. It thrives in rock gardens and containers.Cacti and other succulent Flower: Purple. barbed bristles are found around the surfaces of the segments Native cactus found in most of eastern North America The showy yellow flower and unique form bring an untamed curiousness to the crest of the south wave. light shade .Full sun to partial shade . star-shaped.
Silenecaroliniana Caryophyllaceae . mauve. This spring-flowering accent groundcoveris commonly found in rock gardens. the pulp is ruby red and tastes a little like watermelon. lance-shaped basal leaves with smaller paired stem leaves. 16. needle-like. tolerates rocky soils and hot areas. offer a red-purple color to the rooftop palette. five-petaled flowers bloom in rose. flattened pads 2-6 in (5.2 cm) long. mat-forming phlox that thrives in well -drained soils with good sun exposure. blue.Average.Dry to medium water need . and at the edge of beds or low walls . the abundant flowers Moss phlox.Herbaceous when young.75 to 1 ft. Moss Pink. It is best in rock gardens and may be grown in border fronts and wildflower or native plant gardens.Perennial forb/herb . well-drained soils Leaf: Tufts of narrow. dry to medium moisture. or pink Native to North America A vigorous. that bristle with sharp spines. Foliage: Oblong. 17.Fruit:Juicy and edible red fruits measure from 3 -5 cm. white.1-15. but semi-woody with age Foliage: Evergreen to semi-evergreen. .Found in dry or open Wild pink forest or woodland clearings. spreading. neutral to slightly alkaline pH soils 6 in Flower: Small. at foundations. either linear or awl -shaped (linear with a slightly swollen base).Full sun and .Semi-evergreen . with its subtle north-facing slope. Phlox subulata Polemoniaceae -Creeper . Mountain Phlox perennial or short semi-evergreen groundcover . opposite to clustered on the stemsand densely arranged.Prefers moist. -Full sun to part shade . (4-10 in) Flower: Loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals Native to Eastern ¢ral North America This species thrives in sandy to rocky soils in full sun with afternoon shade. similar to summer condition s found on the south wave. along paths. well-drained. 0.
Naturally inhabits A fast-growing member of the green roof planting. low-growing plant forms a mat of gray-blue foliage and is well reputed Spruce-leaved stonecrop. this mat-forming Ice plant. stone troughs. Plant it in broad shallow containers. with irregular curves .Bright green jellybean foliage spreads to form solid mats .Modern gardeners love the bright hues and neat habit of this adaptable succulent.Groundcovers.Drought tolerant 2-4 in (15 cm) Flower: Golden yellow. It will also thrive in crevices between rock walls. easy to grow in the toughest situations. Foliage: Bluish-green (spruce colored) linear. Blue Stonecrop. making it an excellent plant for coverage and filling tight areas (also planted on terraces). 1/2" fleshy needle-like foliage forms a whorl around the stem. Jenny's Stonecrop and Prick-madam softer tissue .Partial to full sun .Groundcover. Reflexed Stonecrop. chartreuse/yellow.Good drainage . Foliage:Evergreen. smooth-textured. Grow well in full sun and well-drained substrates (also planted on terraces).Watering.Resembling spruce branches. Delospermanubigenum ´Basutolandµ Aizoaceae . Golden Ice Plant plentiful .Full sun . Sedum reflexum. spreading on the ground produces attractive cactus-like form.Brilliant yellow single flowers are . rock gardens or pebbly sunny border edges. Basutoland Hardy Ice Plant. . three-sided rocky screes on mountainsides where conditions are both cold and dry 19.glabrous bluish-green leaves erect along the stems for seeking out nooks and crannies in the garden.A great ´parking lot plantµ. succulent. .Grows in small bushes. daisy-like Native of eastern South Africa .18. perennials succulent with showy flowers is well suited to rooftop conditions. but with . 10 cm (5 in) Flower: Yellow Origin: Europe A strong. This is an extra vigorous form of the golden iceplant that tends to flowe r longer than the wild-type form. Sedum rupestre Crassulaceae .
(15 cm) Foliage:Evergreen.Drought-tolerant .Growing in large colonies in the wild. opposite leaves. glabrous.5-0. . blanketing the ground and even climbing vertical surfaces where happy. variegated. 22. light green. perennial. sand soil . Western Asia The red. to 3/4 inch wide. containers between stepping stones or in Flower: red. it survives drought by storing water within its leaves. star-shaped.Full sun to light shade . the beautiful purple flowers and slender succulent leaves are curious additions to the roof ·s terraces.Features pink to red. Sedum spurium´Fuldaglutµ Crassulaceae -Mat-forming species forms a carpet of . cloud-like texture . rocks and glades. 18-24 in. rose. semi-evergreen homogeny spurium-type ground covers. Talinumcalycinum Portulacaceae . . held in round corymbs wall niches(also planted on terraces). bronzy -red leaves Eastern Europe.Herbaceous. surrounded by finger-like leaves. horizontally colonizing. contrasting against green leaves with bronzy-maroon highlights. mostly basal Native to United States The inflorescences of this low-growing grass bring a light. gravelly. 21.Tolerant infertile. showy. Stem: Branch occasionally.A Missouri native perennial which most Fameflower Rock Pink often occurs in rocky soils. leaf margin incised. The perfect plant for a rock garden or xeric planting. green to blue-gray and glabrous 0.Prefer dry conditions.Full Sun . poisonous. 5-8 petaled Leaf:Up to 3" long. loam.Average Water under 6 in. this stonecrop works well as a groundcover or wall plant. (45-60 cm) Lea:Classy green leaves. pink.Ornamental grasses and bamboo . . and succulent Tropical America Well-suited to rocky soils and full sun.A rock garden favorite. and soil that is rocky. coral. Eragrostisspectabilis Poaceae .cactus/succulent 20.Well Drained.Intolerant of competition from tall aggressive plants Flower: Pink tored. foliage of this tough of sedum greens break among the the Two-Row stonecrop rosy-red flowers.Full sun. adding a slight verticality to the terrace texture (also planted on terraces). succulent. Sedums are excellent grown in the rock garden. . rounded. 5-8 petaled flowers in cymes atop leafless stems . or sandy. . flattened.75 ft. obovate.
. on a central stem. flower and seeds are borne in spikes.Narrow grasslike foliage. racemes or panicles.Fluffy clouds of bronze-red inflorescences sandy and poor soils in full sun . green. Boutelouagracilis Poaceae . Grass: Herbs with cylindrical. separated by segments called internodes. pendent.Produces curious inflorescences suspended horizontally like tiny brushes from the top of each flowering stem. makingBlue grama a natural choice for meadow gardens. the leaf margins are most often smooth. . and Midwest states to Mexico The unique inflorescence of this drought-tolerant grass is suspended horizontally from the tip of the flower stalk. Native to dry plains of central North America . ornamental grasses and bamboos. with leaf Blue grama grass veins typically parallel to one another . Nodes are the points of attachment for leaves .Ground covers. .Drought tolerant. and its tough foliage tolerates dry soils with low organic content in full sun. It looks good in containers and can be grown as a water conserving lawn when mowed to a 2 inch height. jointed flowering stems (culms). nodding. hollow between the joints 23. tiny flowers aggregated into highly modified clusters.Perennials .Average water Flower: Pretty reddish to with a hint of purple to the roof palette. 15²30 cm Flower: Green to purple.Purple lovegrass . Great Plains.Some sand to some clay soil . In late summer the fine -textured.Most commonly found from Alberta east to Manitoba and south across the Rocky Mountains. called nodes. bringing aesthetic interest to the roofs plant community.yield burgundy-red seeds. stiff inflorescence appears like reddish -purple clouds hovering at ground level. purpled sprays of flowers and seeds.Dry to normal water range . Short-grass prairies of North America are dominated by Bouteloua species. perennials Stem:Composed of solids joints.Dappled to full sun Foliage: Deciduous.
and 2²3 mm in diameter.Make useful flowers for a border . mass or use as an edger in herb gardens and vegetable gardens..5 ft. emergence of a flower from a leaf. prior to the 1 to 1.Full sun to part shade Leaf: Hollow tubular. plantings of this perennial bulb on the street side Nodding onion. up to 50 cm long.Thrive in welldrained soil. grass-like . although. Its group. (30²50 cm) Bulb: Slender conical.Make a neat clump of bright grassy leaves to about a foot high. Clumps can also be divided. with numerous rounded heads of mauve flowers . perennial.A bulb-forming herbaceous perennial Chive plant. . rich in organic matter . with a soft texture. lady's leek leaves . Native Asia America to and Europe. Flower: Pale purple.Dry to medium 1 to 1. produced in a dense inflorescence of 10-30 together Seed: In a small three-valved capsule 25. It is Also effective as an ornamental (leaves may still be harvested) in rock gardens or border fronts and may be grown in pots. Bulb: An unsheathed slender conic bulb which gradually tapers directly into several native to North America from New York to British A native onion relative that displays inflorescences on long stalks. narrow. North An incredible drought-tolerant bulb that brightens the north wave with reliable green foliage and large purple inflorescence that provides aesthetic and wildlife benefits.Full sun to part shade . and grow in dense clusters from the roots. 2²3 cm long and 1 cm broad.Easily identified by itsdistinctive curved ´comblikeµ seedheads 24.5 ft. Allium schoenoprasum Alliaceae . it may appear stiffer than usual.Features clumps of flat. . fragrant star-shaped with six petals.The plant is hardy. Allium cernuum Alliaceae . and self-seeds readily.
Have an oniony smell when cut or bruised. A vigorous ´weedµ whose cultivated relatives often outcompete many other species in the typical garden setting. pink to lilac pink flowers which appear in loose. Native to the Northern Hemisphere.Adaptable to a wide variety of soils and growing conditions. does not have bulblets in the inflorescence.Flowering plant .drained soil . forms dense apart. and arranged spirally on the stems.Water regularly 0. with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest.Average. li ke soft dainty ferns.Best in sandy loams keeled grass-like leaves.Responds best to soil that is poorly developed and well drained . Common yarrow is a weedy species and can become invasive. .Prefers well. water need . dry to medium. generally 3 to 8 ray flowers that are ovate to round. Achilleamillefolium Asteraceae . nodding umbel of white or rose flowers. and likely to spread. disk flowers range from 15 to 40 Leaf: Grayish green. well-drained soil . .Drought tolerant . showy flowers 26. but may be prolonged by dividing the plant every other year. almost feathery. and planting 12 to 18 inches Yarrow perennial plant that produces one to several stemsand has a rhizomatous growth form. and very finely dissected. bears a single flowering stem. which terminates in a downward Columbia south to Virginia and Kentucky and south in the mountains if the north wave ensures their visibility from the street at ground level. .2 to 1m Leaf:5²20 cm long.The leaves have Flower:Ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. cauline and more or less clasping. edible and has a strong onion flavor. aromatic. .Tiny bell-shaped. .Leafless scapes rising slightly above the foliage. nodding clusters atop erect . . The plant has a relatively short life.. as well as from rooftop terraces.An erect herbaceous . Flower:Mature into spherical crested fruits which later split open to reveal the dark shiny seeds.Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem. bipinnate or tripinnate.Full sun. Europe and western Asia.
Fruits:Capsules. It is an interesting and long-blooming perennial for native plant gardens. linear-lanceolate. but mid-summer foliage decline is a potential disincentive for a Flowers:Stalks densely soft-hairy. soft-hairy. whose purple flowers bring aesthetic interest to the green roof plant community. very small flower head Native to North America where it is widespread coast to coast. dry to medium moisture. gray.Best grown in Leaf:Colorful. sepals 3.Prefers moist. margins entire. rarely folded. rock gardens.Dry to medium water need . acidic soils. margins sometimes purple. parallel veined. petals 3. purple. stout.Full sun . (30cm-1m) Flower: not showy. creamy yellow. 2 to 3 ft. . Artemisia ludoviciana Asteraceae . This drought-tolerant plant is well suited to .The stems and foliage are covered in woolly . three-petaled flowers accented by contrasting yellow stamens open up. prominent placement therein. glabrous or sparsely hairy Native to the New World from southern Canada south to northern Argentina.Full sun -Average. fragrant.varying degrees of hairiness spreading mats of lacy leaves from rhizomes that creep beneath the ground surface 27. elliptic. It is also effective in borders and Spiderwort herbaceous perennial . filaments densely bearded. flattened. 28.A compact. simple. stamens 6. rarely branched.Rose to purple.A rhizomatous perennial herb Silver king . blue. well-drained soil . but many The dusty silver foliage and erect habit of thus grass add unique texture and color to the north wave meadow. wild gardens or naturalized areas.Tolerant of poor soils 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) Stems:Erect. pointed. from terminal clusters (umbels) containing numerous flower buds Leaves:Alternate. The well-drained soils and exposure to full sun on the north wave are ideal for this spiderwort. rounded. seeds 2-6. Tradescantiabracteata Commelinaceae . clump-forming . or rose. glabrous or sparsely soft-hairy at base.
well-drained soils . prairies. Eastern and southern United States A showy native milkweed that thrives in dry soils with low organic content. dry to medium.Average. aromatic subspecies are found only in the western United States gravely soil and competitive meadow conditions. offering a bright orange inflorescence to the roof ·s color palette. Leaf: Spirally arranged. . among other strong plants. 29. 24-36 in. or naturalized/native plant areas and also be effective in sunny borders. provide a dark-green backdrop for the showy flower heads.gray or white hairs.Favors dry. lanceolate. but has also been reported on stream margins.Forms a spreading clump of generally erect poor to moderately fertile. lance-shaped. discoid flower heads appear in dense panicles at the stem .Each small head is a cup of hairy phyllaries surrounding a center of yellowish disc florets in July.The tiny yellowish-gray. upright mound.Full sun . Especially nice in tubs and containers with other perennials. pubescent and somewhat sage-like in appearance. are at the top of the flowering stem. and using in dried arrangements: simply hang bunches upside-down in a warm dark room. sand or gravel soil. Asclepiastuberosa Apocynaceae . well-drained soils . . Plants form a bushy. silver-white.Does well in poor. .Does not have milky-sapped stems. It is nice for cutting. meadows. and smooth on the edge. pointed. dry to medium. with clusters of creamy flowers Stem: The top of the stem is occupied by a narrow inflorescence of many nodding flower heads. alternate. (60-90 cm) Flower: Clustered orange or yellow flowers. 2²5 inches across.Herbaceous perennial . lance-shaped leaves. It is commonly used in Butterfly gardens.Does poorly in moist to wet soils where plants are susceptible to root rot.Drought tolerant . Itsseed pods are valued in dried flower arrangements. This is an outstanding silver-leaved perennial for any sunny border.Hairy stems with narrow. it brings wildlife interest in addition to its ability to live Butterfly milkweed clump to 1-3' tall and features clusters (umbels) of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers atop upright to reclining . dry soils .Typically grows in a .
occur on the upper side of hairy stalks which arch out and downward creating a vase-shaped flower cluster.. Stem: Clumps of slender. spindle-shaped seed pods (3-6" long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous silky-tailed seeds for dispersal b y the wind. As it is easily recognized. Leaf: Thin. it brings meadow analogies to the rooftop. and become broadest near their tips.The stalk itself is covered witha fine down. 30. Solidagonemoralis Asteraceae -Flowering prairie plant .Flowers give way to prominent. coarsly-toothed. Old field goldenrod . and ends in a plume-like cluster of yellow flowers. usually near the top of the plant. one-sided. America This conspicuous inhabitant of native fields colonizes and establishes itself readily. and can grow in heavy clay soil -Requires dry or moist.Can be distinguished by its nodding head and stiffer pubescence.Prefers light (sandy). gray-downy stems produce terminal. serving a didactic and aesthetic purpose.Grow in full sun or in very light shade . medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. and well-drained soil. lance-shaped. yellow. 6-30 in (1 1/2-2 ft. . yellow . Native to Western N.) Flower: Tiny flowers in plume-shaped clusters up to 6 inches tall.
it displays a large composite flower similar to its commonly cultivated relatives but with the strength of a wild native. well-drained soil . . .5 to 2 ft. whorled coreopsis. 31.A coarse.plumes that gives the per ennial a vase-shaped appearance Seed: Single(achenes) and have tufts of fine hair at the tips. open clusters on thin. It is good to be a border planting which can be effective in naturalized areas.Flowers having dark purplish brown Black-eyed susan centers. Flower: Pale yellow. Coreopsis verticillata Asteraceae . drought and a Flower: Inflorescences 2 to 3 ft. Leaf: Palmately 3-parted leaves with thread-like segments end a fine-textured and airy appearance to the plant 1. hairy. (1-2m) Leaf: Mostly basal leaves 10-18 cm long. somewhat weedy plant that features -Average. appear singly in loose clusters (cymes) Grow naturally in the southeastern United Numerous yellow blooms and vigorous growth characteristics make this well suited to the stresses of rooftop gardens. covered by coarse hair. Tennessee and Arkansas. thread leaf coreopsis. dry soils. roadsides. humidity and drought. pot -of-gold perennial with three-parted threadlike leaves arranged in opposite pairs or in whorls of three. making the species well suited to harsh environments. medium moisture. wiry stems 32. States from Maryland and Virginia to West Virginia.Full sun. it is also a g ood plant for areas with poor. and dry fields. much-branched Thread-leaved tickseed. yet elegant.A bushy.Full sun. . and south Florida. lance-shaped leaves Native to most of North America Central United States Usually inhabits waste -places.Flowers are produced abundantly in loose. to northern . well-drained soils .Tolerant of heat. .The foliage looks a little like that of cosmos .Tolerates heat.Dry to medium moisture. native plant gardens or cottage gardens. daisy -like flowers with untoothed rays and darker yellow center disks . Rudbeckiahirta Asteraceae . rough. Black-eyed . hairy. However.
small leaves. Sedums are excellent grown in the rock garden. stone walls or as a ground cover on slopes or hills. used for dry areas in rock gardens. It is a vigorous. susan is an old. 1/2 in. 6-12 in. evergreen perennial with trailing growth habit. familiar. cottage gardens. wildflower meadows.Cactus and succulents . wide range of soils except poorly-drained wet ones. evergreen. native plant gardens and borders. Sedum kamtschaticum Crassulaceae . robust . sometimes nostalgic and often cheri shed wildflower for naturalized areas. (15 cm) Foliage:Rubbery-textured. bluntly serrated above the middle and variable in shape. flat leaves with notched margins. succulent.A vigorous. (15-30 cm) Stem: Unbranched. succulent. as an edging in a perennial border.Part shade to full sun under 6 in. evergreen . can be linear to spatulate(spoon shaped). star-shaped wall niches.Full sun . dark green and form a loose semi-evergreen mat.Semi-evergreen perennial . orange follicl es 34. is toothed toward the apex or top half of the leaf. measuring 5-8 cm in diameter (up to 15 cm in some cultivars). Native to the Caucasus region of The two-row stonecrop 'John Creech' is distinguished by its pink flowers.Grow in well-drained soil of moderate fertility that is neutral to slightly alkaline.daisy-like flowers with bright yellow to orange-yellow rays and domed. containers between ste pping stones or in Flower: Yellow. well-drained areas with full sun. dark chocolate-brown center disks. It is Leaves: Alternate. Eastern Asia A low-growing sedum spreads trailing stems across the substrate surface. 33. Sedum spurium´John Creechµ Crassulaceae . glossy dark green.Leaves look like a small Pachysandra terminalis. Fruit: Star-like. . domed center of disc florets. Kamchatka Peninsula . forming a dense groundcover in Kamtchaticum sedum. wide florets in flat terminal cymes of 6-10 florets.Flowers yellow. with yellow ray florets circling a brown.
Needs well drained soil 60-120 cm Flower: Pale green.Mostly sand to clay loam .This low-branching succulent is easy to grow. herbaceous. pinks. It can quickly form a dense mat of foliage by creeping stems that root at the nodes as they spread along the ground. showy.Average. it's pretty drought tolerant. tolerant of dry shade. Iris japonica is a c ommon groundcover in many suburban areas.A bulbous perennial with evergreen.Tolerant dry conditions 12-18 in. poisonous. held in round corymbs garden ornamental primarily grown for its pretty succulent leaves.It looks great planted along south-facing stone walls or along the front a border. sword-shaped leaves and pale lavender flowers with yellow-orange crests and fringed edges on the petals underground shoots grows on roofs. Nice little hardy.Offsetting succulent. As this suggests. variegated Iris with Foliage: stem. Aeoniumcanariense Crassulaceae . Eastern Europe nature and small. dense green foliage. This creeping.Can thrive in poor soil . rounded. succulent perennial isa popular evergreen to semi -evergreen Flower: Long lasting.Dry to normal water need .A variety of Iris with evergreen foliage that .Two-row stonecrop perennial with a mat-forming growth habit . medium green leaves. (30-45 cm) Root: roots- Rhizome that to or bulbous spreads grow new Native of China. medium blue. white/near white 36. Iris fimbriata is used as groundcover in shaded area . short stem . Flower: Orange.It sometimes growing in open forest edges and grasslands Orchid Iris. containers between stepping stones or in wall niches. Canary Island aeonium. Iris japonica Iridaceae . pink.Part to full sun . star-shaped flowers are borne on cone-shaped Native to the Canary islands It is pleasing to the eye.Toleratesheat and drought poisonous. green white and lilac flower spikes. flattened. dry to medium. -Grow along the . 35. evergreen. star-shaped. and pleasing to the touch. . . Fringed iris.Full sun to partial shade . well-drained soils. yellow. white.Excellent grow in the rock garden.
Loose rosettes of emerald green with dense hairs covering leaf surface. Pigweed isedible and the fleshy leavesare sometimes flowersreadily used in and salads.Full sunlight . and they open only during bright sunlight 38.velvet rose. Portulacagrandiflora cultivars Portulacaceae -A prostrate herb with succulent leaves and stems . pink. Pigweed habit with reddish stems arising from a . or the spaces between stepping stones. (15 cm) Leaf: Cylindrical and pointed at the tips . thick and fleshy. sticky leaves with dense white hairs on both surfaces. It's perfect for a hot. Cosmopolitan container gardening and widely grown in temperate climates as an ornamental plant for annual bedding. giant velvet rose ground but the flowers stand up very tall. red Widespread in all states except Tasmania.Drought-tolerant spikes and can be massed as a groundcover.Prefer sandy or gravelly soils . on the stem tips. It is alsoused in hanging baskets orin Moss rose.Cactus andsucculents Perennial .Full or part shade moisture .Well-drained soils . dry.Regular watering under 6 in. south facing slope. and Uruguay and originates from the dryplains of South America Moss rose makes a beautiful ground cover in a dry or rocky area. but fast-growing annual plant Flower: Rose-like.A widespread weed that hasa prostrate Purslane. arranged alternately or in small clusters .Well-drained soil Leaf: Alternate leaves cl ustered Adequate up to 40cm Stem:Smooth. and yellow. variably red. succulent. although it cannot be walked on. Foliage:Evergreen. One drawback in . bright green Native to Argentina. .Moss rose is often used as edging at the front of borders or in the cracks in a rock wall. Portulaca -A small. southern Brazil. .Preferable to provide cool shade during dormancy .Dry. sandy soil . Portulacaoleracea cultivars Portulacaceae . It spreads rapidlythrough seed. five petals. orange.Drought tolerant . 37. rubbery-textured. mostly prostrate. some are striped or spotted with contrasting colors. white. reddish.
. 39. dark green itsuse on green roofs is that itbehaves like an annual andwhen the plant dies. thick and narrow. fleshy. borne in heads or fascicles but usually . Portulacapilosa Portulacaceae -Has distinctive tufts of white shaggy hairs . oval-shaped. succulent. five regular parts. open singly at the center of the leaf cluster for only a few hours on sunny mornings. andcan be an eyesore. leaf blade terete-linear or subulate-lanceolate. plant appears to behave as an annual or weak perennial where it is common weeds of tended areas. alternate.Prostrate herb with fleshy.However it is not often cultivated as an ornamental species due to its invasive tendencies. It is common weeds at a glance. apex acute Native of America and its range extends from the southern United States and the Caribbean as far south as Brazil. It exhibits morphologic The Kiss-Me-Quick. seeds are formed in a tiny pod. succulent leaves which are oval shaped and about 25 mm long.Average Water Needs 1 to 6 inches (5-20 cm) Leaf: Cylindrical with red margins. Pink Purslane. thesomewhat persistent barestems look like sticks stickingout from the substrate Flower:Yellow. Hairy Portulaca on the stems.Succulent prostrate herb. 6 mm wide.singlerooting point . Akulikuli. Flower: Red-purple. succulent.Drought-tolerant.Withstand considerable drought. at stem joints and ends . Root: taproot with fibrous secondary roots and is able to tolerate poor. reddish stems and thick.Full Sun . which opens when the seeds are ready. . compacted soils and drought. . mat-forming with linear leaves and pink flowers variability during development. Portulacapilosa is a highly variable species.
Well-drained soil . Flower: Small white flowers. simple deep green leaves. Serissafoetida ¶Snow Leaves· Synonym: Serissa japonica ¶Snow Leaves· Rubiaceae . diffuse and much branched. and China to Japan. stigma 3-6 -lobed. Stem: Prostrate.5 mm diam which dehisces along the equator like an operculum. surrounded by involucre of 6-9 bracts and dense wool. Asia. not articulated. 40. not fragrant. numerous.An evergreen shrub with oval. Its tidy habit and long blooming period Serissa. but it can be difficult to maintain. densely caespitose. .Sun/part sun . Embryo C-shaped.with only one flower open at any time.5" long.Average water . Foliage: Opposite.Has naturally small dark green leaves and rough interesting trunk. the basal half densely clothed in white hairs.Drought tolerant 3 to 4 ft. suberect to erect. succulent. from India. . Native to open sub-tropical woodlands and wet meadows in southeast Serissa is one of the most popular of all bonsai subjects. leaf axils densely pilose. Seeds black. Fruit:A capsule 2-2. Yellow-rim . Style and stigma red. 1 to 1. have an unpleasant smell if bruised.Serissa also is used in front of foundations and in planter boxes.This plant is great for indoors. deep green.
gnarled trunk and frequent blooming make the little Serissa a favorite among bonsai enthusiasts.Full sun to part shade . The tiny evergreen leaves. Foliage: Dark blue-green to blue-gray foliage with a powdery white underside. It grows abundantly. grey trunk.Has many upright wiry stems that branch in all directions and form a wide bushy dome. grass-like plant with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem .Grows well in wet low spots. Therefore. ground covers and rock gardens. tolerating deeper water as it ages. Stem: Bearing greenish or brownish spikes of inconspicuous flowers Native to Central United States The easiest way to recognize this sedge is by it is distinctive elevated tussocks (dense tufts) in open wet areas.funnel-shapedwith tubular calyces and 4-6spreading petal .Part shade to full shade .75 ft. stream/pond margins or areas with seasonal flooding and may be grown in a .It will grow in shallow (3-4 ") water. often in seasonally flooded Leaf:Dense tufts of grass -like leaves. black flower spikes 42.Beautiful green foliage. Carexstricta Cyperaceae .It is evergreen in all Black Sedge but the coldest climates.exceeded by the stem in height sites.A slender. spreading by runners to form tufts .opposite leaves and rough. . it is b est grown in mass for foliage effect in moist to wet areas including ones with standing water. .Prefer moist to wet soils . small.Spreads by rhizomes Tussock sedge to form large colonies. . Flower: not showy.Rush or Sedge . lobes borne singlyor in clusters make it an attractive hedge a nd edging plant.Moist fertile soil 0. plant. water margins and areas that experience some seasonal flooding 1 to 3 ft.5-0.Rush or Sedge . It works well when grown in mass plantings or as a specimen or accent Flower: Black flowers and seed heads are attractive through not showy. It is also a good selection for low spots. yellow margin. Carexnigra Cyperaceae . Native to Eastern United State This sedge is good for water gardens. 41.
it is ideal low growing plantings for woodland shade areas or dappled shade. linear to setaceous . (15 cm) Foliage:Evergreen. sharply-pointed but not prickly. .Average water needs . Crinkled hair grass. flat.. blue-green hair-like.Preferhumus rich damp / wet soil type . inconspicuous.Perennial . 44. Wavy hair grass . tufted .Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo . . Flower: Straw-colored flower heads.It is sometimes used as a Sheep·sfescue blue fescue . Besides. yellow.Singular dense clumps . Festucaovina 'var' Poaceae .Sun to partial shade .Tough and drought tolerant up to 50cm Foliage: Bright green. folded or rolled. Tussock sedge is an effective accent for smaller gardens and ground cover for shady areas. Deschampsiaflexuosa Poaceae . alternate-arranged. sometimes rhizomatous Flower: Clouds of hazy purple tinted flowers. leaf blades mainly basal.Tolerates shady conditions variety of upland locations as long as soils are kept consistently moist. it is widely used in roof planting. rolled up in the bud and persist in this condition even when fully developed. very narrow.Forms slightly weeping loose tussocks . 43.Drought andheat tolerant.Ground-hugging rounded clump -Shade or sun . The main use of this plant is as pasture for sheep on poor land where more valuable grasses cannot be successfully grown.Fine-textured drought-tolerant lawn grass.Flourish on dry and sterile ground where most other grasses cannot get a foothold under 6 in. the panicles are both slightly feathery and a bit one-sided. fine-textured Native to Eastern US Wavy hair grass is i deal in drifts at front of informal shady border and also good in a container. bristly appearance Native to Canada and some parts of United States the The green fine and softfoliage make Sheep·s fescue great as an accent plant.A densely tufted perennial grass . Now.
fibrous. undulatingsword-shaped. and playgrounds. bright green. wiry.Full sun to dense shade .Drought-tolerant 30-200cm Foliage:Glossy. banks. one of the most shade resistant lawn grasses . golf courses. In addition. Festucarubra Poaceae . it is widely utilized climates in tropical and . but only the basal ones persist in that condition. white. and fills.underground Red fescue rootstocks.2-20 cm Flower:In a panicle as it is larger and often a little nodding. foundation plant or in mass plantings. Good luck plant. Red fescue is an excellent soil binder and used extensively for stabilizing waterways.Perennial with long. dwarf forms will work in subtropical . -Full sun to light shade.Has sub-species forms that have rhizomes and forms tufts . Motherresemble a succulent or cacti . linear-lanceolate. green. hot weather. each of which contains 4-6 flowers. 46. Native to South Snake plant is typically utilized as an accent. It also helps in recreation and beautification which is used as a turf for lawns. plastic-textured succulent. are variously coloured but often reddish-brown. athletic fields.The tufted nature is what gives the grass its springy characteristic. Great as an accent plantfor green roof. medicinal andculinary. from the joints of which the over ground stems and shoots arise. creeping. the outer glume of the flower has an longer awn Native to theCalifornia.Shrub-like clumps that more closely Snake plant. . surrounded at their base with numerous secondary shoots 45. Africa. Red Fescue is a very smooth and texturedplant with splashes of red andgreen. Little water everywhere else Leaf: Narrow and needle like. Sansevieriatrifasciata Agavaceae . more or less angular.Stem: Numerous and slender. and from eight to twenty-four inches high. be flat when developed except in very dry. rolled up in the bud. the spike-lets. making it less palatable to livestock. cuts. United States and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond. Devil·s tongue.Needs regular water in the low desert areas. slopes. It is useful in l andscaping.
whole plants. . Snake Sansevieria than a garden perennial .A clump-forming bulbous perennial Autumn Zephyrlily. leaves. basal leaves . 47. or yellow. narrow. one to three-seededberry. sometimes escapescultivation.An evergreen herbaceous perennial.showy. Whether grown in containers or in the landscape they make .Moist well-drained soil .cup shaped white and sometimes flushed rose blooms. globose. deadhead spend flowers. 3 mm wide.Clump-forming perennial with glossy green.Tolerate wet soils . Besides.Sand to clay loam soil Flower:Shiny pure white flowers tinged pink inside that look like crocuses . patio containers. 152-254 mm (6-10 inches) Leaf: Deep glossy green.narrow. Fruit: An orange to orange-red. White rain lily plant . Zephyranthes candida Amaryllidaceae . not ornamental. tubularand are borne on loose raceme-like space Sansevieriaspp. greenish white to white flowers. further mnorthSansevieria spp. are utilized in interiorscapes.Pleasantly coarse textured . are favorites for coastal landscapes in tropical regions.in-law·s-tongue.Has a habit of closing up its fragrant petals at night. It is ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into groundcovers. Flower: Fragrant. Fairy lily. or roof-top gardens. margins are entire and tips acuminate. and flowers areused for arrangements in the floral industry. Rain Lily is especially valuable as a groundcover planted under deciduous trees in light shade . rock gardens. it is ideal planted as both pot or container and border edging colour. Stem:Leaves originate from small one to six-leaved rosettes on rhizomatous stems.Partial shade to full sun . fine chive-like foliage Native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay but also native to Paraguay and Chile.The rush-like leaves will reach 12 inches (30 cm) in containers or as landscape plants.
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