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045-022     Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Yellow Archangel. Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride' is excellent for a shade area with well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. Evergreen to at least Zone 7. Silver leaves are accented with green margins and midribs. Bright yellow flowers in the leaf axils. Can tolerate some drought.  Summer. bloom   1.5 ft.

045-020     Lamium 'Ghost'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Purple Pink flowers
Lamium 'Ghost' forms a silvery groundcover that is a fitting counterpoint to the many hues of green in the shade garden. The all-silver leaves have a pencil-thin green outline. In our borders, leaf size can vary from 1-1/2 to 3 inches in width. During the winter, the plant dies back to a silvery crown. Occasionally leaves will appear that are not silver. We pinch them out to maintain the ghostly appearance.  Summer. bloom   7 in. x 20 in.

045-017     Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rosy Mauve flowers
The gold-edged leaves of Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway' have irregular mint green centers with a silver streak down their rib lines. Occasionally you will find an all gold leaf. Vigorous and generous of bloom.  Spring to summer. bloom   6 in. x 30 in.

045-018     Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway Sport'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway Sport' is a Joy Creek introduction. This reversion of 'Anne Greenway' is very close to Lamium 'Aureum' with its green gold leaves, central white bar and its off-pink flowers. It is tougher than 'Aureum' which tends to melt in our garden in the winter. A low-mounding ground cover to lighten up the shady border.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 3 ft.

045-005     Lamium maculatum 'Chequers'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Pink flowers
The leaves of Lamium maculatum 'Chequers' are dark green with silver mid-stripes. The flowers are violet pink.  Summer. bloom   6 in.

045-006     Lamium maculatum 'Pink Nancy'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Shell Pink flowers
The silver leaves of Lamium maculatum 'Pink Nancy' are edged in green with shell pink flowers. An excellent ground cover, tolerant of heavy soils.  Summer. bloom   6 in.

045-015     Lamium maculatum 'Red Nancy'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Rose flowers
The silver leaves of Lamium maculatum 'Red Nancy' are edged in green. Dark rose flowers. Try this as a ground cover.  Summer. bloom   6 in.

045-019     Lamium orvala       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Purple Pink flowers
Lamium orvala is an upright, herbaceous perennial that has become a favorite in the garden. Early in the season, hooded, orchid-like flowers appear in whorls around the rising leaf axils. The bracts they leave behind are attractively spiky, giving yet another season of interest. The wide leaves are regularly serrated along their margins.  Spring. bloom   26-30 in. x 30 in.

776-002     Lathyrus vernus       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Purple flowers
This small, clumping perennial highlights the spring garden with its showy pea-flowers. Like so many early bloomers, the show of Lathyrus vernus is ephemeral but much appreciated. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   15 in. x 15 in.

557-001     Laurentia fluviatilis     ( Blue Star Creeper )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
Laurentia fluviatilis (See Pratia pedunculata) is a popular groundcover that has small starry blue flowers. Very useful because it can tolerate light foot traffic.  Late spring through summer. bloom   1/2 in. x 16 in.

605-001D4     Laurus nobilis     ( Sweet Bay )     
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Greenish Yellow flowers
For those with small gardens, this evergreen tree or large shrub is easily grown in a tub or container. In our garden we keep it clipped to just above human size to create shade for a nearby porch. By doing so, we satisfy the culinary needs of our staff because the crisp dark foliage is intensely aromatic. The clipped shrub serves as a nice dark background to Fuchsia 'Aurea', the golden leaved fuchsia that blooms non-stop from summer through the autumn.  Spring. bloom   40 ft. x 30 ft.

046-061     Lavandula 'Alba'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Lavandula 'Alba' is a large, upright shrub with gray green foliage. The white flowers occasionally have a blue cast. They are very strongly scented. This is very long blooming.  Mid-July to frost. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

046-078     Lavandula 'Ana Luisa'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
This cross has the hardiness of its English lavender parentage and the beautiful silvery foliage of its other parent, L. lanata. The dark calyces of Lavandula 'Ana Luisa' (Van Hevelingen, 1998) show-off the rich violet corolla of the flowers on foot-long stems. Very fragrant.  June to July. bloom   3 ft. x 4 ft.

046-097     Lavandula 'Ballerina'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Ballerina' (Peter Carter, 1997) is one of a group of new crosses between L. pedunculata and L. stoeches with L. viridis. Because of this heritage, they need lots of sun and excellent drainage. Surprisingly, they have proven to be good garden plants here in the Portland area. The foliage is gray green. The bracted floral spikes are green and dark violet. The aroma has a rich camphor-like smell.  Apirl to May; August to September. bloom   60 in. x 60 in.

046-045     Lavandula 'Barbara Joan'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zone 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet Blue flowers
We originally received Lavandula 'Barbara Joan' as 'Dutch Mill' which was the name of a well-known Oregon herb nursery. The Genus Lavandula tells us this should properly be called 'Barbara Joan' after the niece of the breeder. The young leaves are silver turning dark green as they age. The flower spikes are pyramidal in shape. Very pleasantly pungent.  Summer. bloom   21 in. x 24 in.

046-103     Lavandula 'Betty's Blue'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
We are lucky to have folks as knowledgable as Andy and Melissa Van Hevelingen producing plants near our nursery. We have turned to them many times when we needed to know the history of a certain plant. We were delighted to find Andy quoted in the monograph The Genus Lavandula, by Tim Upson and Susyn Andrews, regarding Lavandula 'Betty's Blue' which was developed at another local nursery, Nichols Garden Nursery. This lavender was named for the manager of that nursery and chosen because of its dark flowers and for the fact that it dries well and can be used in potpourris. In addition to those attributes, it is compact and upright with silver-gray foliage and fairly long flowering stems which make it easy to harvest.  July; repeats in autumn. bloom   2 ft. x 22 in.

046-043     Lavandula 'Bowles Early'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Bowles Early' is a very compact and upright shrub with an overall green appearance. The richly colored flowers have a strong aroma.  July with later repeat bloom. bloom   17 in. x 19 in.

046-044     Lavandula 'Buena Vista'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Buena Vista' (Premier Botanicals, Ltd. 1988) is a very hardy shrub with an open habit. Raised by Don Roberts at Premier Botanicals, Ltd. in Albany, Oregon. Fragrant flowers should be cut before the flowers open for use in potpourris.  June and September. bloom   20 in. x 25 in.

046-033     Lavandula 'Carolyn Dille'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
On a warm summer day, the scent of Lavandula 'Carolyn Dille' ( 'Sleeping Beauty') (Thomas DeBaggio, 1988) is so sweet and heavy it makes us drowsy. Perhaps the soporific nature of the plant is what is being celebrated in its trade name. Mid-green leaves on a somewhat wild-looking shrub.  June-July. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

046-087     Lavandula 'Coconut Ice'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/White flowers
Lavandula `Coconut Ice' is an Australian selection with foliage that turns silvery with age. The succession of pink flowers which fade to white gives the flower spikes both pink and white individual flowers at the same time. The name `Coconut Ice' comes from a popular treat from Down Under.  Summer to early autumn. bloom   1-2 ft. x 1-2 ft.

046-042     Lavandula 'Dwarf Blue'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Soft Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Dwarf Blue' ('Baby Blue') is known for its densely and compact form. This English lavender has been in the trade since 1911. The blunt flowers spikes are very fragrant. The narrow silvery foliage is quite attractive.  July. bloom   15 in. x 2 ft.

046-056     Lavandula 'England'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet-Blue flowers
Lavandula 'England' appears to be a cross between Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia and L. lanata. The short silvery foliage is very tight and the plant overall has a dense growth habit. It is sweetly aromatic to the touch.  July to September. bloom   12 in. x 15 in.

046-089     Lavandula 'Evelyn Cadzow'     ( Spanish lavender )     
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Dark Purple flowers
This beautiful lavender has been an ideal shrublet in our gardens, tidy, attractive and long-blooming. Found by its namesake in her Dunedin, NZ garden and introduced to the gardening public by Marshwood Nursery in 1992, it is becoming a more familiar plant in gardens in the Pacific Northwest. It is speculated that it is a cross between L. stoechas and L. viridis, both Mediterranean plants and not known for winter hardiness. Fortunately, Lavandula 'Evelyn Cadzow' has proven winter-hardy for us for many years. Because of its compact size, it would be ideal in containers if they can be protected. The flowering stems are not tall, only about 10 inches long. The flower spikes themselves are short and a little rounded with red purple bracts on top and flowers with dark purple corollas below. The green foliage is mildly aromatic.  April to May; August to September. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

046-093     Lavandula 'Fiona English'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Lavender flowers
We have grown Lavandula 'Fiona English' in a rain-only bed for the last two years and it has proven to be a trooper. Purple buds open to reveal lavender blue flowers that have a slightly pink cast. The floral heads are quite long (almost 3.5 inches) as are the stems (almost 20 inches). The flowers are very fragrant. Matte green leaves are gray on their undersides.  June. bloom   20 in. x 24 in.

046-046     Lavandula 'Folgate'     ( Lavander )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet flowers
This selection of English lavander was made at Folgate Nursery in Norfolk, England. It was chosen because it comes into bloom later than Lavandula 'Munstead,' the standard for lavender, and because it grows more quickly. The flowering stems are 10-inches long which makes them easy to harvest. The 2-inch flower spikes are an attractive dark violet. In habit Lavandula 'Folgate' is fairly upright. Its gray green foliage is mildly aromatic.  July onward. bloom   24 in. x 22 in.

046-094     Lavandula 'Fragrant Memories'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Medium Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Fragrant Memories' is an excellent late bloomer that has extended the lavender flowering in our no-water border. We have paired it with Helicrysum tianshianicum which mirrors it in scale and foliage size but with silver white leaves. The gray green leaves of 'Fragrant Memories' smell of camphor when brushed. Flowering stems are 12-15 inches in length with floral heads at least 4 inches long.  July and August. bloom   18 in. x 36 in.

046-008     Lavandula 'Fred Boutin'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Fred Boutin' is an excellent comparatively large shrub with silver blue foliage and extra long bloom spikes. The flowers are not overly aromatic but they do bloom for a long time.  August to frost. bloom   22 in. x 35 in.

046-038     Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey' (Jim Becker) produces dark violet flowers on a medium sized shrub. Silver gray, lightly notched woolly foliage. This was discovered at Goodwin Creek Gardens in Williams, OR, in 1992.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 30 in.

046-024     Lavandula 'Grappenhall'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue Purple flowers
There is some question about the authenticity of Lavandula 'Grappenhall'. What we grow in the garden is obviously an intermediate cross between L. angustifolia and L. latifolia. This large shrub anchors a corner along our Mediterranean Path. The fragrant and very long wands are excellent for cutting.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 5 ft.

046-019     Lavandula 'Graves'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Graves' is an American cultivar that has 11-inch flowering stems with flowers of mid-blue. The fragrance is excellent.  June to July. bloom   20 in. x 30 in.

046-014     Lavandula 'Grosso'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Grosso' is the #1 most used lavender in the world-wide production of lavandin. The long spikes make it easy to harvest. The home-gardener will find it excellent for making lavender wands and for use in potpourris. The dark purple calyces and violet corollas make for richly colored flower spikes. The foliage has a very camphorous aroma.  July to August. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-014Qt     Lavandula 'Grosso'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Grosso' is the #1 most used lavender in the world-wide production of lavandin. The long spikes make it easy to harvest. The home-gardener will find it excellent for making lavender wands and for use in potpourris. The dark purple calyces and violet corollas make for richly colored flower spikes. The foliage has a very camphorous aroma.  July to August. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-026     Lavandula 'Helen Batchelder'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Bright Violet Blue flowers
This low compact shrub was named for a member of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America. Lavandula 'Helen Batchelder' has a mildly sweet aroma. The gray green foliage showcases the bright quality of the flowers.  July. bloom   15 in. x 2 ft.

046-047     Lavandula 'Hidcote'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Hidcote' is one of the most popular of all the L. angustifolia selections, this was originally brought into the nursery trade in England in the 1920's. Our customers ask for it because they know it forms a compact upright shrub with an overall gray appearance and that the foliage and flowers smell the way they think lavender should. The dense spikes of violet flowers are very attractive.  Summer. bloom   9 in. x 10 in.

046-084     Lavandula 'Impress Purple'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple flowers
Lavandula 'Impress Purple' forms a large shrub. It is one of the darkest flowered of all the lavenders that were raised for the perfume trade. The foliage is mid-green. The aroma is not strong but sweet.  July to August. bloom   40 in. x 60 in.

046-060     Lavandula intermedia 'Dutch'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Bright Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch' is a classic compact lavender that has long been known for its attractive appearance even during the winter due to its silvery gray foliage. This is an older hybrid dating back to the 1920's. The foliage is a little wider than many forms. Although it is reported to be shy of flowering, we have no trouble getting it to bloom in our mediterranean border where we top-dress with grit. The violet flowers are quite pungent.  Late July to early September. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-057     Lavandula 'Irene Doyle'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Irene Doyle' (DeBaggio, 1981) is often called the Two Season lavender because it blooms twice in the season. This English lavender cultivar has 8-inch stems with flowering spikes of purple calyces bearing violet corollas. Very fragrant.  June; September to frost. bloom   20 in. x 32 in.

046-100     Lavandula 'Jennifer'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Rich Violet flowers
Melissa Van Hevelingen of Van Hevelingen Herbs named this selection after her sister. What is most obvious on first seeing this plant in bloom is the fact that it has long (21 inches) bloom spikes on a relatively compact plant. The actual inflorescences are about two inches long and often measure more than an inch in width, not at all the narrow cluster of flowers we think of when we picture lavender. Gray green leaves balance the violet color of the flowers nicely. Their light pine-sol scent is less complex than that of the flowers which combines the sweetness of lavender with a piney under-note.  July to August. bloom   6-7 in. x 20 in.

046-075     Lavandula 'Kew-Red'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Pink flowers
The name Lavandula 'Kew-Red' refers to the Kew-Redding Plant Expedition to Spain where this Spanish lavender was found. Extremely free-flowering short evergreen shrub with short flower stems. The foliage is aromatic.  Summer to fall. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

046-092     Lavandula 'Lavenite Petite'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Violet flowers
Raised by Virginia McNaghton in New Zealand, in 1989. Distinctive because of its pompom-like flower spikes, 'Lavenite Petite' is a welcome addition to our lavender paths. It is compact, upright and very aromatic. The gray green leaves show off the violet color of the flowers.  Mid-June to July. bloom   18 in. x 22 in.

046-080     Lavandula 'Lisa Marie'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Lisa Marie' (Kenneth Montgomery, 1991) receives its compact nature and hardiness from its English lavender parent L. 'Martha Roderick' and its silvery foliage and violet corollas from L. lanata. The flowers are highly fragrant.  June. bloom   16 in. x 36 in.

046-028     Lavandula 'Loddon Blue'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Loddon Blue' (Carlile, 1959) is said to be compact and low, but our plant is now waist-height in bloom. The gray green foliage is highly aromatic.  June-July. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-012     Lavandula 'Lullingstone Castle'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
The silver gray young foliage of Lavandula 'Lullingstone Castle' matures to gray green. Long spikes of sweetly aromatic flowers on tall stems.  Summer to autumn. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-007     Lavandula 'Martha Roderick'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Bright Violet flowers
Because of its hardiness and compact nature, Lavandula 'Martha Roderick' has become a nursery favorite. The very aromatic foliage begins bright green but ages to a pleasing gray green. Short flower stems with dense spikes of very vibrantly colored flowers. Easy to grow. Good for drying.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 10 in.

046-011     Lavandula 'Melissa'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White to Pink flowers
Lavandula 'Melissa' is a lovely lavender that was named by Oregon grower Andy van Hevelingen for his wife Melissa. It is nicely upright and compact with gray green leaves. Of interest is the way the corollas age from white to pink giving the whole plant a pink glow when in bloom. The flowers are very sweetly fragrant. It blooms early and the flowers persist for a long time.  June to July. bloom   27 in. x 3 ft.

046-036     Lavandula 'Mitcham Grey'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Mitcham Grey' is a sturdy shrub with a very attractive gray appearance. This is a favorite at the nursery because it tends to repeat bloom throughout the summer. The dark flowers show off nicely against the foliage. Although the fragrance is not outstanding, it is very pleasant.  Summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 1/2 ft.

046-003     Lavandula 'Munstead'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Munstead' is a gray green, upright shrub that has historically been a great favorite due to its dense habit and the rich color of its flowers. It has a very sweet English lavender scent.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

046-048     Lavandula 'Nana Alba'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Lavandula 'Nana Alba' produces white flowers on a dwarf, compact shrub. Very fragrant flowers.  July and repeat bloom later. bloom   8 in. x 8 in.

046-015     Lavandula 'Provence'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender flowers
Lavandula 'Provence' is a large, vigorous shrub that is always in demand at the nursery. Perhaps that is because of the sweetly intense fragrance of its blooms which continue throughout the summer into the fall. Although there are reports of this suffering winter dieback locally, we grow ours in well-draining soil along our Mediterranean Path and it is very happy.  Summer. bloom   40 in. x 75 in.

046-071     Lavandula 'Richard Gray'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple flowers
Lavandula 'Richard Gray' is a hybrid between Lavandula angustifolia ssp. angustifolia and L. lanata. This upright, compact shrub has gray somewhat woolly foliage and dark purple flowers. The flowers are very fragrant.  July. bloom   24 in. x 30 in.

046-058     Lavandula 'Rosea'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink Mauve flowers
Lavandula 'Rosea' ('Jean Davis') has the greenest foliage of all the pink lavenders which means that the flowers show up better in the garden on 'Rosea' than on the more silver-foliaged, pink-flowered forms. The flowers are very fragrant. This makes an attractive, upright shrub along our lavender path.  Summer. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

046-010     Lavandula 'Royal Velvet'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Royal Velvet' (Andy Van Hevelingen) was selected by a local nurseryman for its long spikes that keep the rich color of their flowers when dried. This is an excellent, compact shrub with an overall silvery gray appearance. Very fragrant.  July. bloom   30 in. x 40 in.

046-049     Lavandula 'Sachet'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet Mauve flowers
Lavandula 'Sachet' is a very fragrant lavender developed at Premier Gardens, Albany, OR. Quite upright in habit with gray green foliage. The flowering repeats in August.  June and August. bloom   28 in. x 40 in.

046-050     Lavandula 'Seal'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Dark Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Seal' (The Herb Farm, 1935) forms a very large, upright shrub with long bloom spikes. It is still used for commercial purposes. The aroma is soft and pleasing to the nose with no sharpness. The dark flowers are particularly attractive.  Summer. bloom   5 ft. x 6 ft.

046-055     Lavandula 'Seal's Seven Oaks'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Seal's Seven Oaks' is said to be the earliest lavender to bloom in the Pacific Northwest. This very fragrant lavender blooms over a long period of time. Remove the spent blooms for a repeat in early fall. The gray green leaves are especially complementary to the violet flowers.  June to September. bloom   30 in. x 75 in.

046-013     Lavandula 'Sharon Roberts'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
Oregon nurseryman Don Roberts named this lavender for his wife Sharon back in 1989. Lavandula 'Sharon Roberts' has proven the test of time. The rich violet flowers are intensely fragrant. They show up well against the very dark violet calyces. Cut this back after the first bloom and enjoy the repeat blooms into the fall. The overall plant is open in habit with gray foliage.  June; late summer to fall. bloom   27 in. x 2.5 ft.

046-032     Lavandula 'Silver Frost'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Silver Frost' is compact at the base with foot-tall stems bearing rich violet flowers that are very pungent when crushed. The gray young foliage matures to gray green.  Summer. bloom   12 in x 18 in.

046-082     Lavandula 'Skylark'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Violet flowers
Developed at Skylark Nursery, Kenwood, CA in the mid-1980's. This is a prolific bloomer, creating almost a haze of flowers when it comes into bloom. The leaves are gray green. Flowers have dark violet calyces and bright violet blue corollas. The RHS monograph on lavanders describes the aroma as "pleasant." We agree.  June to July; late August. bloom   18 in. x 22 in.

046-034     Lavandula 'Spike'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Spike' is one of the earliest intermediate types of lavender used in the perfume trade in the USA. It is very vigorous and upright with gray new foliage greening as it ages. The tall flower stems produce 3-to-4-inch spikes of violet blue flowers. Pleasing but not pungent aroma.  July to August. bloom   28 in. x 28 in.

046-098     Lavandula stoechas 'Bee Brilliant'     ( Spanish lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 ,10 Purple flowers
We originally grew this plant as Lavendula stoechas 'Madrid Purple' which is how the plant is marketed in Europe. It is one of a series of Spanish lavenders developed in New South Wales, Australia, at Paradise Plants. It has been remarketed for North America under the name Lavandula stoechas 'Bee Brilliant'. The goal of the series was to create showy plants that are suitable for the hot and humid weather of coastal Australia. We have particularly enjoyed 'Bee Brilliant' which has held up well to our wet and changeable weather. Not only is it showy, but it is also fairly compact in habit. Its dark purple corollas are vivid as are the dark "butterfly wing" bracts at the top of the flower spike.  Summer to autumn. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

046-076     Lavandula stoechas 'Portugese Giant'     ( Spanish Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Plum/Purple flowers
Introduced by Andy and Melissa Van Hevelingen in Newberg, OR, 2002. We are always pleased to grow plants developed at Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery because Andy and Melissa are such knowledgeable growers and hybridizers. Spending an afternoon with them often turns into a wonderful history lesson. This particular selection was raised from seed that was collected in Portugal by Joan Head. "Giant" is not an exaggeration when describing the very showy large floral heads. They are born on extra-long spikes that are 10 to 12 inches long. Although not as hardy as Lavandula angustifolia, L. stoechas and its selections do have one advantage - they bloom non-stop from spring to frost. Give this good drainage and full sun.  Spring to autumn. bloom   25-30 in. x 30-36 in.

046-031     Lavandula stoechas ssp. pedunculata     ( Spanish lavender. )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Indigo Purple flowers
Lavandula stoechas ssp. pedunculata is sometimes called 'Quastii '. The flower heads are topped with indigo-purple butterfly winged bracts.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

046-037D4     Lavandula 'Super'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Light Violet Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Super' bears light blue flowers on a comparatively tall shrub. The flowers are used in commercial lavender oil production because the oil quality is close to that of English lavender. Use it fresh or dried.  Summer. bloom   40 in x 36 in.

046-051     Lavandula 'Susan Belsinger'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Dark Violet Blue flowers
The aroma of Lavandula 'Susan Belsinger' (Thomas DeBaggio, 1995) is less sweet and more camphor-like. The leaves are gray green in the spring and green as they mature. At bloom time, the shrub is mid-sized, open in habit and has attractive dark flowers.  July. bloom   35 in. x 50 in.

046-004     Lavandula 'Tucker's Early Purple'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6-8 Dark Violet Blue flowers
This cross between L. 'Mitcham Grey' and 'Irene Doyle' was named for Professor A.O. Tucker who taught at Delaware State University. Lavandula 'Tucker's Early Purple' (DeBaggio, 1993) is compact and upright and comes into bloom early with a good repeat in the fall if tidied up. The very fragrant flowers are excellent for drying.  June; Autumn. bloom   2 ft. x 3 ft.

046-039     Lavandula 'Twickel Purple'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Blue flowers
Lavandula 'Twickel Purple' is popular not only for its rich sweet aroma, but also for its fairly long flowering stems which make it easy to cut for potpourri and lavender wands. The floral heads are very full and spiky.  Summer. bloom   28 in. x 40 in.

046-086     Lavandula 'Victorian Amethyst'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
The new growth of Lavandula 'Victorian Amethyst' is green-gray which ages to silvery gray. The compact plant has short flowering stems. The dark calyces show off the violet of the corollas. Very fragrant.  June to July. bloom   2 ft. x 2.5 ft.

046-088     Lavandula viridis     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White/Green Floral Bracts flowers
S Portugal and SW Spain. Lavandula viridis was not supposed to be winter hardy for us but for four years it has flourished in our gardens. The off-white flowers with their green bracts make the floral spikes look chartreuse. The woolly leaves are slightly sticky to the touch with a strong camphor aroma that surprises visitors.  March to June; late summer. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

046-062     Lavandula 'W.K. Doyle'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Blue flowers
Lavandula 'W.K. Doyle' ('Dark Supreme') (Thomas DeBaggio, 1987) is a compact, medium-sized shrub with gray green foliage. The richly scented flowers are excellent for drying. Will repeat bloom.  Late spring and early autumn. bloom   20 in. x 30 in.

046-068     Lavandula 'White Flags'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
Lavandula 'White Flags' is a white flowered form of Spanish lavender with conspicuous white flag-like bracts on the tops of the flower heads. Fragrant gray foliage.  Late spring to summer. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

046-052     Lavandula 'White Hedge'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
There is some confusion regarding this large shrub. The bloom spikes of Lavandula 'White Hedge' are not exceptionally long but the shrub itself forms a dense silvery mound that is attractive throughout the year. Our plant has been studied for proper identification and is distinct from Lavandula x intermedia 'Alba' in the arrangement of is stamens and pistils.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

046-077     Lavandula 'Willow Vale'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Bright Purple flowers
We are impressed with the erect habit of Lavandula 'Willow Vale' (1992). The large inflorescences are quite showy with dark purple corollas and red purple inch-long bracts at their tips. The foliage is a complementary gray. Both flowers and foliage have a heady, pungent aroma.  May through September. bloom   30 in. x 40 in.

046-002d4     Lavandula 'Wings of Night'     ( Spanish Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple flowers
Lavandula 'Wings of Night' is supposed to be quite compact, but ours has become a large spreading plant that blooms all season. The attractive wings at the tip of the bloom spikes are very appealing.  Summer to fall. bloom   18 in. x 3 ft.

046-063     Lavandula 'Wyckoff'     ( Lavender )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Violet flowers
Lavandula 'Wyckoff' was named for the early Pacific Northwest hybridizer L.J. Wyckoff. When Great Plant Picks met at Joy Creek to look at lavenders, the committee was surprised by the fragrance of this shrub. We learned a bit of the history of our local lavender pioneer from Andy van Hevelingen and came to appreciate this delicious mid-sized shrub even more.  July. bloom   24 in. x 40 in.

303-007D4     Lavatera olbia       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Lavatera olbia is a medium sized shrub with lobed, felted sage green foliage. Very free-flowering with muted rose blooms. From SW Europe.  Summer to fall. bloom   5 ft.

303-014-1     Lavatera olbia 'Aurea'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
For some reason Lavatera olbia 'Aurea' does not seem to grow as large as the other forms in our gardens. Maybe its gold foliage (with eerie chartreuse veining) contributes to its shortness. Free flowering all summer into the fall. Works wonders in brightening up a tired border. Semi-evergreen.  Summer to fall. bloom   5 ft. x 4 ft.

303-010-1     Lavatera 'Rosea'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Pink flowers
The green leaves of Lavatera 'Rosea' are distinctly more rounded than our other forms. It produces its pink, somewhat funnel-shaped flowers in a seemingly endless show. Evergreen in our temperate winters.  Summer to fall. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

303-001-1     Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Pink flowers
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley' is one of the showstoppers in our border gardens. This elegant shrubby perennial is in bloom nonstop.  Late spring to fall. bloom   6-8 ft.

303-009D4     Lavatera thuringiaca 'Bredon Springs'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Deep pink flowers and rich green foliage. This is more robust than our other lavateras.  Late spring to fall. bloom   6-8 ft.

303-004-1     Lavatera thuringiaca 'Burgundy Wine'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Reddish Pink flowers
The flowers of Lavatera thuringiaca 'Burgundy Wine' are really reddish pink despite the misleading name. A wonderful long blooming shrub.  Summer to fall. bloom   6 ft.

303-008     Lavatera thuringiaca 'Candy Floss'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Frosted Pink flowers
The blossoms of Lavatera thuringiaca 'Candy Floss' are a vivid frosted pink on this compact shrub.  Summer to fall. bloom   5 ft.

303-005D4     Lavatera thuringiaca 'Ice Cool'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Ice Cool' produces very distinctive three-lobed sage green foliage that contrasts with the cool white flowers.  Summer to fall. bloom   5 ft.

022-005     Leptinella pusilla       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow Green flowers
(Sometimes known as Cotula pusilla) Leptinella (Cotula) pusilla is a ground hugging, creeping perennial with ferny purple gray foliage that turns green in the shade. Will withstand light foot traffic.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   1 in. x 12 in.

022-003     Leptinella pyrethrifolia       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
New Zealand. Leptinella (Cotula) pyrethrifolia is a low and vigorous ground cover with very lacy green foliage that calls to mind the foliage of Achillea millefolium. The numerous, white, tiny female flowers rise on one-inch stems and are followed by small golden brown fruits. This is a good cover for light foot traffic.  Spring to summer. bloom   2 in. x spreading.

022-001     Leptinella squalida       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Yellow Green flowers
Leptinella (Cotula) squalida is a small creeping perennial with feathered foliage. Nadine recommends this for use as a moss substitute where summer drought makes it difficult to keep moss attractive.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   4-6 in. x indefinite.

022-006     Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Yellow green flowers
Leptinella (Cotula) squalida 'Platt's Black' is a very dark, brown-black foliaged plant that has the vigor of a good groundcover but is easy to lift if needed. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   6 in. x indefinite.

780-001D4     Leptodermis oblonga       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet flowers
At a recent Hardy Plant sale, we could not keep Leptodermis oblonga in stock, not only because it was in full bloom, but also because of the delicate perfume of its flowers. This truly is like a dwarf lilac that blooms throughout the summer into the fall.  Summer to fall. bloom   15 in. x 15 in.

661-001D4     Lespedeza thunbergii     ( Bush clover )     
Sun     Zone 6-8 Rose/Violet flowers
Of all the showstoppers in the garden in September and early October, Lespedeza thunbergii must surely take the cake. In full bloom it forms an immense cascading shrub with long branches arching over with their bounty of flowers until their tips almost touch the ground. The two-toned pea flowers are bright rose above and violet below. Each flower may only be 1/2-inch long but there are thousands of them. In our setting the arching stems dangle over a patch of pristine white Anemone japonica and is backed by a stately Cornus 'Hedgerow's Gold'.  Late summer. bloom   8 ft. x 8-10 ft.

638-001D4     Leucanthemum 'Thomas Killen' ('T.E. Killen')     ( Shasta Daisy )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Customers want Shasta daisies that do not flop and don't need staking. Leucanthemum `Thomas Killen' is surely one of the best. Its short sturdy stems also make it a candidate for cutting. The flowers are made up of a double row of white petals surrounding a center composed of short white florets. Dark, narrow foliage is excellent for displaying the bright flowers.  July to October. bloom   20 in. x 20 in.

638-003D4     Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' was chosen the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year because it is an attractive plant that flourishes in a broad range of environments. The large single white daisies hold up especially well to heat and humidity. A Great Plant Picks selection.  June to October if deadheaded. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

812-002     Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'     ( Snowflake )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Green flowers
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' is a bulbous perennial. Bell-shaped white flowers rise on leafless stems. The flowers have green markings on their tips and are scented. This is a particularly robust selection. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   36 in.

812-003     Leucojum autumnale       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
N. Africa, SW Europe. Give Leucojum autumnale a well-drained space of its own - a rockery, perhaps, or a low uncluttered mediterranean bed - to enjoy its beauty. Grass-like tufts appear with or just after bloom. Tiny white bell-shaped flowers (2 to 4 per stem) bring late charm to the garden.  Late summer, early autumn. bloom   4-6 in. x 4 in.

837-001D4     Leucoseptrum stellipilum     ( Japanese bush mint )     
Part Shade     Zones 7, 8 Pinkish Violet flowers
This boldly foliaged plant is well suited to a woodland setting. The 6-inch long leaves of Leucoseptrum stellipilum are of good substance, slightly hairy to the touch, and regularly serrated along their margins. The shrub is woody at its base, with stiff, woolly stems and opposite sets of leaves occuring at 4 to 6 inch intervals. The flowers appear at the terminals of main and axillary stems and form small, vibrant upright bottle-brushes that enliven the autumn garden.  September to October. bloom   28-30 in. x 30 in.

656-005D4     Leucothoe keiskei       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Although this is the smallest species of Leucothoe, it manages to bear the largest flowers in the genus. There is much to admire about Leucothoe keiskei beyond the nodding bell-shaped flowers, however. For example, the stems have a wonderful cascading rhythm to them. Their almost foreward-pointing leaves alternate in a zigzag pattern down their lengths. In addition, the leaves are like polished leather. The rounded lance-shape of each leaf quickly narrows to a sharp point. Then, during the winter, the evergreen foliage turns red purple, a sight that is especially lovely in the snow. This species comes from the island of Honshu, Japan, where it grows in the mountains on crags and cliffs. Good drainage with regular watering will keep this shrub looking good throughout the year.  Midsummer. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

189-052     Lewisia cotyledon 'Praline'       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink to Apricot flowers
These are seedlings from a seed strain introduced in 1994. The resultant plants often have semi-double flowers which range in color from salmon to orange to pink. The plants in our garden grow in a modified rockery with sharp drainage. We use an inch or so of gravel mulch around the crowns of the plants. In this way, we have grown these plants for many years and are rewarded each spring with brillant flowers in loose panicles above the rosettes of fleshy, tongue-shaped leaves. Lewisia cotyledon `Praline' seedlings are also excellent plants for containers. Do not overwater or overfeed them.  Spring to summer. bloom   6-8 in. x 6-8 in.

189-006     Lewisia edithae 'Edith English'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Salmon Pink flowers
Lewisia x edithae 'Edith English' is a cross between L. columbiana var. columbiana and L. columbiana var. rupicola by Carl English and named for his wife. The result is a tough, easy to grow lewisia which we grow in our Rock Garden. It blooms off and on during the summer but produces no seed. The fleshy 5- to 6-inch rosettes produce numerous short stems bearing many pink flowers.  June to fall. bloom   4 in. x 5 in.

104-001D4     Leycesteria formosa     ( Himalayan Honeysuckle. )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Leycesteria formosa is a superb understory plant notable for its green, bamboo-like stems and long pendulous strands of white pagoda-like flowers with red-purple bracts which continue to set black fruit over a long period of time. The fruit attracts wildlife. It is edible and tastes of burnt caramel. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer to fall. bloom   8 ft.

104-003-1     Leycesteria 'Golden Lanterns'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Leycesteria formosa has long been popular in our gardens. Now we have a gold leafed form Leycesteria 'Golden Lanterns' (PPAF) with the same dangling clusters of purple red bracts and white flowers. The black berries are edible. The green canes persist through the winter here but will die back in colder climates. Mulch to protect.  Summer. bloom   6 ft.

493-001D3     Liatris aspera       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Purple flowers
Liatris aspera would be right at home with Solidago, Echinacea and Achillea. Tall spikes bear button-like clusters of tufted flowers. This is the darkest of all of the liatris at the nursery.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   5 ft. x 18 in.

493-009D3     Liatris punctata       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet flowers
Liatris punctata is found in the eastern part of the Northwest. Fine grassy, blue-green foliage rises up the stems with fine, stiff hairs all along the leaf margins. The foliage color makes the violet flowers appear bluer than they are. The buds are tightly adpressed to the stem as in L. pycnostachya but they are not as large. The spikes take up the top 4.5 inches of the stem.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 12 in.

493-005     Liatris pycnostachya       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red Purple flowers
Liatris pycnostachya needs more moisture than other liatris, coming from the black soil prairies from South Dakota to Louisiana. The flower spikes here are densely packed with red-purple flowers giving a true narrow plumed effect.  Midsummer to fall. bloom   5 ft. x 18 in.

493-007     Liatris spicata     ( Gay feather. )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink Purple flowers
Liatris spicata produce dense spikes of small button-like buds that open to feathery ray flowers. The basal foliage is linear.  Summer. bloom   5 ft. x 18 in.

493-013     Liatris spicata 'Alba'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Liatris spicata 'Alba' bears dense spikes of small button-like buds that open to feathery ray flowers. The basal foliage is linear.  Summer. bloom   5 ft. x 18 in.

190-002D4     Libertia grandiflora       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
New Zealand. Libertia grandiflora is a rhizomatous, clumping perennial with 30-inch long leathery iris-like leaves. A series of dense umbels of white flowers rise up stiff stems. We grow this in the white and black section of the Rose Border.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   3 ft. x 2 ft

190-003D4     Libertia peregrinans       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Creamy White flowers
Customers often ask for the orange grass in our gravel bed. In truth, Libertia peregrinans is really a grass-like iris relative. The stiff upright blades are actually pea-soup green with orange around their central ribs and along their margins giving the whole plant an orange glow. Panicles of small white flowers bloom within the foliage in late spring.  May to June. bloom   16-18 in. x 18 in.

191-006-1     Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Because Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket' is a plant of moist woods and stream-sides, it needs regular deep water. It is not uncommon on a hot summer day to find the stems have collapsed. A deep soak will revive it if it is not administered too late. The 8- to 12-inch diameter leaves are deeply toothed and are nearly triangular in shape. The principal difference between Ligularia 'The Rocket' and the species is that the blooming stems are dark purple black which contrasts beautifully with the bright yellow flowers. With Ligularias it is a good idea to bait for slugs and snails in the spring or any time the critters are active.  Early to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 3.5 ft.

191-003     Ligularia 'Britt-Marie Crawford'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Golden Orange flowers
Ligularia 'Britt-Marie Crawford' PP16,113 is an exciting new English cultivar that has very dark purple, 12-inch rounded leaves lit up by 45-inch spikes of golden daisy flowers. The reverses of the leaves are purple. Try this in a moist site or plan to water on a regular basis throughout the season.  July and August. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

191-004-1     Ligularia dentata 'Othello'     ( Golden groundsel )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Golden Yellow flowers
Ligularia dentata 'Othello' is an ideal plant for those who have a seep, creek or other year-round damp area or have a garden area that they water on a regular basis. The juvenile foliage emerges purple and ages to green with a blush of purple. The reverse side of the mature leaves is purple. The large, foot-wide leaves are kidney-shaped and have teeth along their margins. These teeth are described in the specific name for the plant. In midsummer, the plant sends up purple tinged stems which will bear showy corymbs of 2-inch, flat daisies with brown centers. Ligularias that are planted in too much sun or under-watered can sometimes collapse. They will rally after they are watered.  July and August. bloom   3 ft. x 1.5-2.5 ft.

191-019-1     Ligularia palmatiloba (x)       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Golden Yellow flowers
Ligularia palmatiloba is a cross between L. dentata and L. japonica. The dramatic foot-wide leaves are rounded, lobed and deeply cut. The brilliant golden yellow rayed flowers rise on stalks up to 3.5 feet. They have orange centers. These are great plants for wetter areas and stream sides. In the border, they need to be watered regularly.  Summer. bloom   3 .5 ft. x 4.5 ft.

191-005-1     Ligularia przewalskii       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
We grow Ligularia przewalskii at the edge of our woodland garden near a huge Gunnera. This is a clumping perennial which prefers a moist area. Stately, purple stained flowering stems rise from a basal mound of foot-wide palmate leaves. The stems are topped with dense panicles of yellow, rayed flowers.  Late summer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

191-007-1     Ligularia sibirica       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
Ligularia sibirica is found from Europe across Siberia to China and Japan mostly in damp woods and along streamsides. We grow it in a bed we water once a week and it has flourished for us making large clumps of rounded foliage with 5- to 6-foot spikes of yellow composite flowers. The tall spent bloom spikes look especially ghostly in the autumn garden.  June, July. bloom   4 ft. x 2 ft.

191-009-1     Ligularia vetchiana       
Part shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
This large leaved clumping herbaceous perennial is a good statement plant for a consistently moist spot in the garden. The 12-16 inch diameter roundish heart shaped leaves of Ligularia vetchiana are carried on 30 to 40 inch stems which in themselves make a great bold look for the garden. The 3 inch bright yellow flower are carried on 4 foot stems above the foliage in July and early August. If adequate moisture is not available for the plant it will droop or scorchsignificantly during hot weather. With the Ligularias it is a good idea to bait for slugs and snails in the spring or any time the critters are active.  Early to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 4 ft.

191-010-1     Ligularia wilsoniana     ( Giant groundsell )     
Part shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
The foliage of this very large long-lived herbaceous clumping perennial makes a very bold statement for areas with evenly moist soil. The 18-24 inch diamter, roughly heart shaped leaves of Ligularia wilsoniana can be up to 20 inches across and are supported by 36-42 inch stems. The 3 inch diameter bright yellow flowers grow in a terminal clusters atop the 4 foot stalks. The Ligularias do not like to dry out so if you have the right home for the plant it can be a good addition to your garden. With the Ligularias it is a good idea to bait for slugs and snails in the spring or anytime the critters are active. This species is named in honor of E. H. Wilson, the well-known plant collector.  Early to midsummer. bloom   6-7 ft. x 4-5 ft

192-071     Lilium concolor     ( Morning star lily )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Scarlet flowers
Morning star lily. W. China. Lilium concolor is a lovely upward-facing lily that has a classic star shape which gave rise to its common name. Racemes can carry up to 10 flowers. Be sure to plant these bulbs 3-4 inches deep.  Midsummer. bloom   1-3 ft.

192-073-1     Lilium martagon 'Claude Shride'     ( Turkscap lily )     
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Mahogany Red flowers
We are indebted to Jerry Flintoff, a Seattle area plantsman, for several plants that he has shared with us. Once this came into bloom in the garden, we understood why he wanted us to grow this bulb. The stately bloom spike was filled with dark, glossy, turkscap flowers. We have read that each stem can bear as many as 50 flowers and we can easily believe it. Lilium martagon 'Claude Shride' was bred in the 1970's by avid hybridizers Hugh and Ruth Cocker from Rochester, MN. The two-inch flowers are like polished mahogany. Their strongly recurved petals have delicate orange spots toward their bases.  Early summer, mid-summer. bloom   5-6 ft.

192-074-1     Lilium martagon 'Nepera'     ( Turkscap lily )     
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Orange flowers
This is one of two lilies that Seattle area plantsman Jerry Flintoff has shared with us. The turkscap flowers of Lilium martagon 'Nepera' are orange with red brown spots that are concentrated more toward the center and base of the petals. This attractive combination is complemented by the red gold stamens.  Summer. bloom   3 ft.

192-014-1     Lilium martagon v. album     ( Turkscap lily )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Lilium martagon v. album has been a highlight of our Rose and Clematis border for many years. There it has increased to form a sizeable clump. Whorls of lance-shaped leaves rise up the lower portion of the stem. Individual racemes rise above the foliage reaching 6 feet in height and bearing up to 50 turkscap lilies. The flowers are about 2 inches in width.  Midsummer. bloom   3-6 ft.

192-037D4     Lilium michiganense       
Sun     Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Red Orange flowers
Lilium michiganense bears brilliant red orange Turk's-cap flowers with brown spotting in their interiors. Individual stems bear from one to eight flowers.  June to July. bloom   2-5 ft.

192-017-1     Lilium pardalinum     ( Leopard Lily )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Orange-Red flowers
This is sometimes called the Leopard lily of California because of the maroon spots that dot the petals. These are usually concentrated in the interior of the flower which is paler than the recurved tips. The tall flowering stems bear up to ten turkscap flowers. Because in the wild Lilium pardalinum is found in areas with ample moisture, it is important to give it consistent water when growing it in a garden.  Midsummer. bloom   5-8 ft.

192-005     Lilium pumilum       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Vermillion flowers
The waxy Turk's-cap flowers of Lilium pumilum are so lustrous they appear to have been lacquered. Needle-like foliage has a complementary blue cast.  Midsummer. bloom   3 ft.

594-003     Limonium speciosum 'Blue Diamond'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Bright Blue flowers
Limonium speciosum 'Blue Diamond' is a compact statice flowers of bright blue. Suitable for the rock garden or for containers.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

048-008     Linum lewisii     ( Blue flax )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
Western N. America. The blue green needle-like foliage of Linum lewisii is soft to the touch and feathery in appearance. Long arching stems bear terminal clusters of blue flowers that open in the morning and fade in the afternoon. This is a mountain plant and needs good drainage, lean soil and full sun. It is not long-lived in the garden but does self sew. Always leave a few seedlings behind when you weed. Beautiful and evergreen in our mild climate.  Summer bloom   2-3 ft. x 2-3 ft.

561-001     Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'       
Sun to Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Violet Blue flowers
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' is a versatile evergreen lily relative that is most frequently cited as a ground cover for difficult dry shade areas. The tufted dark green grass-like foliage forms dense clumps. Violet blue flowers rise on short spikes and are followed by dark berries.  Early to late fall. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

561-001D4     Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'       
Sun to Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Violet Blue flowers
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' is a versatile evergreen lily relative that is most frequently cited as a ground cover for difficult dry shade areas. The tufted dark green grass-like foliage forms dense clumps. Violet blue flowers rise on short spikes and are followed by dark berries.  Early to late fall. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

561-003     Liriope muscari 'PeeDee Ingot'       
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Lilac purple flowers
Thanks to the JC Raulston Arboretum who gave us Liriope muscari 'PeeDee Ingot' as a gift when they visited our gardens. We have grown this in too hot and dry a site and the grass-like foliage has burned in the recent very dry summer. The foliage really is yellow and is wonderful to use as a contrast in mixed borders or to lighten up a shade garden. The flower spike reaches up to 12 inches.  Late summer. bloom   8-10 in. x 10 in.

561-002D4     Liriope spicata SILVER DRAGON       
Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Liriope spicata SILVER DRAGON ('Gin-ryu') has beautiful silver-edged evergreen blades that are a startling contrast with black mondo grass.  Late summer. bloom   10 in. x 18 in.

049-037D4     Lobelia 'Firewalker'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Scarlet flowers
A 2014 Introduction from Joy Creek Nursery. Lobelia 'Firewalker' is a selected sport of the seed grown strain Lobelia 'Fan Tiefrot'. 'Firewalker' not only has the strongly upright spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers through the summer but has smokey-infused green leaves and dark purple leaf and flower stems. The contrast between the sultry foliage and scarlett flowers never fails to drawn attention from customers in our gardens.  Summer to autumn. bloom   32 in. x 9 in.

049-023D4     Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Scarlet and Yellow flowers
Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia has proven herbaceous for us, emerging in late spring as the weather warms up. Once it has budded up, it blooms until fall. Attractive narrow linear foliage on a low herbaceous shrub. The scarlet flowers have yellow throats.  Summer to early fall. bloom   24 in. x 12 in.

049-002D4     Lobelia 'Queen Victoria'     ( Cardinal Flower )     
Sun/Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Very Red flowers
We grow Lobelia 'Queen Victoria' in combination with Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake'. The luscious bright red flowers and burgundy foliage are sensational with the lacy white flowers of the viburnum. A great hummingbird plant.  Summer to early fall. bloom   42 in. x 18 in.

049-003D4     Lobelia syphilitica       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Lobelia syphilitica is a clump forming perennial with erect stems of bright blue flowers.  Summer to early fall. bloom   3 ft. x 1 ft.

049-008D4     Lobelia tupa       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Brick Red flowers
From Chile. In our garden, Lobelia tupa has formed an impressive clump with dozens of upright flower stems rising from a base of large gray green leaves. The terminal racemes of flowers measure up to 18 inches. Individual flowers are 2.5 inches long. Their brick-red coloration is accented with purple red calyces. After fifteen years, our clump has reached five feet across and the abundance of its flowers delights visitors both human and humming. Our plant receives only occasional water during our hot summers. This is a Great Plant Pick.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

049-034D4     Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Tiefrot'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Dark Red flowers
This seed selection from Germany has long been a nursery favorite. The sumptuous dark red flowers have a velvety sheen. They rise in dense racemes on tall, sturdy stems emerging from a very tight crown of basal rosettes. The foliage is dark green complementing the richness of the flowers. Individual flowers have a wide, 3-lobed lower lip with two upright lobes like rabbit ears above. Our plants of Lobelia x speciousa `Fan Tiefrot' are very often a gathering place of hummingbirds.  Summer to autumn. bloom   32 in. x 9 in.

097-005     Lomatium grayi       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Lomatium grayi is a Pacific Northwest native with bright green filigreed foliage and umbels of yellow flower. Needs sharp drainage.  June. bloom   10-15 in.

050-009D4     Lonicera americana       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Lonicera x americana is the true form of this climber from the collection of Denis Bradshaw who houses the National Climbing Honeysuckle Collection at his nursery in Kent, England. Extremely beautiful evergreen foliage with soft cream and pink flowers.  July to October. bloom   20 ft.

050-006D4     Lonicera brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Scarlet flowers
Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' is a deciduous to semi-evergreen climber with long scarlet tubular flowers. This cross between L. sempervirens and L. hirsuta was developed by Dr. F. L. Skinner at Dropmore, Manitoba. It is extremely cold-hardy.  Summer. bloom   12 ft.

050-010D4     Lonicera caprifolium 'Anna Fletcher'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Cream flowers
Lonicera caprifolium 'Anna Fletcher' produces whorls of creamy flowers above cupped foliage. Orange-red berries follow. Cut back the twining stems after flowering to retain healthy growth. Deciduous.  April to May. bloom   20 ft

050-010-1     Lonicera caprifolium 'Anna Fletcher'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Cream flowers
Lonicera caprifolium 'Anna Fletcher' produces whorls of creamy flowers above cupped foliage. Orange-red berries follow. Cut back the twining stems after flowering to retain healthy growth. Deciduous.  April to May. bloom   20 ft

050-040D4     Lonicera crassifolia       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Cream to Yellow flowers
We received Lonicera crassifolia from The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanic Garden in Seattle where we first saw it draping out of a large container. We have grown this as a modest groundcover in our own gardens where it forms a dense layer of creeping stems that root as they travel. Our favorite application, however, has been to allow it to crawl down a wall where it forms an elegant branching pattern on the stone. The small rounded leaves are glossy dark green with fine hairs. Surprisingly, the leaves turn burgundy in the winter. In spring, clusters of cream buds open into small honeysuckle flowers that turn a pleasing yellow in contrast with the red pink bases of the flowers. In the autumn you can find occasional small fleshy blue black fruits.  June to July. bloom   2-4 in. x Spreading.

050-045D4     Lonicera etrusca     ( Etruscan honeysuckle )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Cream flowers
Although this vigorous Mediterranean shrub is usually seen tied into a trellis, it is not by nature a climber. It is more a sprawler that is willing to accommodate our climbing needs. Its blue green leaves are often fused together in a cupped fashion near the top of the stem. Lower down the leaves are separate. In milder weather, the shrub is semi-evergreen. The narrow, tubular flowers are 2 inches long and start out a pale color darkening to yellow with age. They are gathered into whorls, usually in sets of three at the ends of branches. Attractive red berries form late in the summer.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   12 ft.

050-007D4     Lonicera fragrantissima       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
When we are doing our winter clean-up, the sweet scent of the flowers of Lonicera fragrantissima cheers us up, especially when the flowers are warmed by rare winter sunshine. We often cut a stem to take indoors. Much of the rest of the year this semi-evergreen shrub recedes into the background serving as a backdrop for less cold tolerant bloomers. In the fall, the oldest leaves turn yellow before they fall. Blooms on old wood.  Late winter. bloom   8 ft. x 8 ft.

050-018D4     Lonicera japonica 'Aureo-reticulata'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Lonicera japonica 'Aureo-reticulata' is not quite as vigorous a climber as the species. The yellow veined foliage is especially attractive. Can be used in a part shade situation.  Spring to late summer. bloom   To 20 ft.

050-017D4     Lonicera nitida     ( Box leaf honeysuckle )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
SW China. This versatile evergreen species grows well in sun or part shade and is often used as a substitute for boxwood. Lonicera nitida is easily pruned to shape. The pairs of small white flowers give way to lovely purple-blue berries.  Spring. bloom   11 ft. x 10 ft.

050-004D4     Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'     ( Golden box honeysuckle. )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Cream flowers
A superb shrubby honeysuckle. The fine-leafed foliage varies from golden green to light green depending on the shade. Over time, this can become a sizeable shrub. If clipped on a regular basis, this can also be maintained as a hedge. Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' is highly adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   5 ft.

050-042D4     Lonicera nitida 'Red Tips'     ( Boxleaf honeysuckle )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The name Lonicera nitida 'Red Tips' describes the color of the new leaves that emerge red purple, turn reddish brown and then green as they mature. The glossy, half-inch, rounded foliage comes in pairs down the burgundy stems. Many of the green leaves have a hint of a red central vein. This many branched shrub is easy to grow and easy to shape. The fact that the new red growth continues to emerge throughout the growing season gives it great ornamental value.  Spring. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

050-016D4     Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The foliage of Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty' is green with a fine silver edge around each leaf. Rumor has it that if grown in a drier, less fertile setting, it will develop cleaner variegation. Cut out any branches that revert to the pure green form.  Spring. bloom   10 ft. x 10 ft.

050-041D4     Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy White flowers
In our garden, an immense specimen of Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' stands 8-feet tall and 15-feet wide. Nearby Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy' grows measuring less than a foot high and no more than two wide. This looks like the ideal shrub for a small garden. The tiny leaves are thick, chartreuse and glossy. Their leaf margins are slightly blonder giving the shrub an overall glowing quality.  Spring. bloom   12-15 in. x 20-24 in.

050-015D4     Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy White flowers
Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas' is a vigorous deciduous vine with very fragrant, creamy white flowers that turn yellow as they age. The perfume lasts all day but is especially strong during the evening hours.  July to September. bloom   20 ft.

050-036D4     Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin' is a slow growing, irregularly variegated vine that bears fragrant clusters of pink flowers with creamy yellow mouths. The foliage is cream-edged with pink highlights. Like many other honeysuckles, hummingbirds and bees find it irrestible.  Late spring to late summer. bloom   10 ft.

050-036-1     Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin' is a slow growing, irregularly variegated vine that bears fragrant clusters of pink flowers with creamy yellow mouths. The foliage is cream-edged with pink highlights. Like many other honeysuckles, hummingbirds and bees find it irrestible.  Late spring to late summer. bloom   10 ft.

050-001D4     Lonicera periclymenum 'Late Dutch'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Lonicera periclymenum 'Late Dutch' is a vigorous, purple stemmed climber. The flowers are dark pink on the outside and white fading to yellow inside. Rich red berries are produced while the plant is still blooming profusely and hang on to become food for the birds when winter weather sets in. The delicate fragrance seduces everyone walking by our old wrought iron fence, and many folks stop to watch the myriad pollinators who also enjoy the flowers. Although the vines are deciduous, between the late red berries, the twisted trunks that develop as the plants age and the purple tint of the early new foilage `Late Dutch' delivers a lot of interest throughout the year.  Late spring to late summer. bloom   10-13 ft.

050-001-1     Lonicera periclymenum 'Late Dutch'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Lonicera periclymenum 'Late Dutch' is a vigorous, purple stemmed climber. The flowers are dark pink on the outside and white fading to yellow inside. Rich red berries are produced while the plant is still blooming profusely and hang on to become food for the birds when winter weather sets in. The delicate fragrance seduces everyone walking by our old wrought iron fence, and many folks stop to watch the myriad pollinators who also enjoy the flowers. Although the vines are deciduous, between the late red berries, the twisted trunks that develop as the plants age and the purple tint of the early new foilage `Late Dutch' delivers a lot of interest throughout the year.  Late spring to late summer. bloom   10-13 ft.

050-008D4     Lonicera pileata       
Sun or Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Lonicera pileata is a very useful evergreen shrub with shiny dark leaves. It can be successfully used as a low spreading ground cover, as part of a mixed hedge, or play a part in a mixed border. The branches have a horizontal habit that will show off the occasional violet berries that glow like gems if backlit, making this a great choice for a situation where you look up at the plant from below. Also, supposed to be deer proof. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late spring. bloom   24 in. x 8 ft.

050-032-1     Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Orange Red flowers
Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'(Allen Bush) is a selection of our Southeastern US native. Rounded dark green leaves with blue green undersides are both evergreen and deciduous. The tubular orange red flowers with yellow orange interior are great hummingbird attractants. Bright red fruits are very ornamental.  May to June; some late bloom. bloom   10-15 ft. x 3-6 ft.

050-032D4     Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Orange Red flowers
Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'(Allen Bush) is a selection of our Southeastern US native. Rounded dark green leaves with blue green undersides are both evergreen and deciduous. The tubular orange red flowers with yellow orange interior are great hummingbird attractants. Bright red fruits are very ornamental.  May to June; some late bloom. bloom   10-15 ft. x 3-6 ft.

050-005D4     Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Scarlet Orange flowers
Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica' is a semi-evergreen twiner with rounded green leaves that have blue green undersides. The blooms form in dramatic terminal whorls and are followed by clusters of red-orange berries. The long flowering season makes it a favorite for the hummingbirds, so plant it where you can enjoy their activity. This benefits from a light pruning at the end of winter to promote new growth and to tidy up the vine.  April through the summer. bloom   12 ft.

050-002D4     Lonicera standishii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Lonicera standishii is a wonderful deciduous shrub that surprises us with its delicious fragrance as we do our winter chores in our own gardens. Tiny paired white flowers appear at the leaf axils during the cold of the year. If sited so that it is backlit, the red berries that follow the bloom will glow amongst the leaves during summer. From China.  Winter. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

132-003D4     Luzula sylvatica       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Luzula sylvatica is a woodland native grass that forms dense rhizomatous clumps. Suitable as a ground cover. The 3/4-inch leaves are shiny green with finely haired white margins. Easy and drought resistant.    2 ft.

132-006     Luzula sylvatica 'Aurea'     ( Golden greater woodrush )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
The evergreen grass-like leaves of Luzula sylvatica 'Aurea' are gold green in the spring maturing to lime green in the fall and then after the first frost the leaves turn a bright golden color. This versatile plant has been a polite and welcome addition to our new shade borders providing good texture there throughout the year. The plant is especially useful in dry shade situations.  Midspring to early summer. bloom   8 in. x 24 in.

132-004-1     Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'     ( Greater woodrush )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Brown flowers
This is taller and more robust than our other two selections of woodrushes. We use it as a groundcover in woodland areas, including drier sites, because it is evergreen and looks good throughout the year. With a name like Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata', you know that its substantial, glossy leaves have a crisp, narrow cream outline around their edges. The flowers are on erect stems and are held in loose terminal panicles.  Mid-spring to early summer. bloom   24 in x 18 in.

105-004     Lychnis alpina 'Alba'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Lychnis alpina 'Alba' is a low, mounding, tufted perennial with clusters of white flowers. Try this in the rockery or front of the border.  Summer. bloom   6 in. x 6 in.

105-003     Lychnis chalcedonica     ( Maltese cross )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Scarlet flowers
The dense scarlet flower caps of Lychnis chalcedonica are the perfect foil for dark purple delphinium spires in the summer border.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 1 ft.

105-001     Lychnis chalcedonica 'Morgenrot'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Old Fashioned Pink flowers
We grow Lychnis chalcedonica 'Morgenrot' in our Texture Garden where the spikes of unusual pink flowers seem right at home with glaucous leafed hebes.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 1 ft.

252-002     Lysimachia ephemerum       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Imagine the heat of Southern Spain and Portugal and you can envisage the gray green lance-shaped foliage of Lysimachia ephemerum, bearing slender stems that are topped with a dense galaxy of starry white flowers.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 1 ft.

252-008     Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'     ( Golden creeping jenny )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Bright Yellow flowers
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' is a vigorous ground cover that can get out of hand in some climates. We use it judiciously. Its versatility makes it easy to grow in containers in the shade which is how we like to show off its bright golden yellow foliage and cup-shaped flowers.  Summer. bloom   2 in. x indefinite

252-005     Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' is a vigorous herbaceous perennial. Leaves have a creamy margin that is flushed pink in spring. Clusters of bell shaped golden flowers appear in whorls at the leaf axils. Suitable for a moist area.  Late summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.


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