Gardening Tips

New and Underused Plants for the Home and Garden

March 2007

Common Name Plant name Height Sun/shade
Perennials Anise Hyssop Agastache 24" Sun
Tickseed

Coreopsis

"Jethro Tull"

 

12"

 

Sun

Coral Bells

Heuchera

"Midnight Claret"

"Amethyst Myst"

"Silver Scrolls"

 

8"

14"

16"

 

Partial sun/shade

Partial sun/shade

Partial sun/shade

Foamflower

Tiarella

"Oakleaf"

"Dark Star"

 

16"

16"

 

Shade

Shade

Foamy Bells

Heucherella

"Kimono"

 

12-20"

 

Sun/partial shade

Lungwort Pulmonaria 12" Shade
Sundown Coneflower

Echinacea

"Sundown"

 

3"

 

Sun

Herbs Variegated Thyme

Thymus

"Highland Cream"

 

1"

 

Sun

Creeping Pennyroyal Mentha 48" Sun
Rosemary

Rosmarinus

"Madeline Hill"

 

3-4"

 

Sun

Grasses Bottlebrush Grass Hystrix 3" Sun/shade
Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia 3" Sun
Corkscrew Rush Juncus spiralis 24" Sun
Mexican Feather Grass Nasaella 2" Sun
Ferns East Indian Holly Fern Arachnoides 24" Shade
Tassel Fern Polystichum 24" Shade
Annuals Dragon Wing Begonia Begonia Up to 3" Sun or shade
African Daisy Osteospermum 2" Sun

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