Plant Database

Perennials, Jeepers Creepers®, Groundcovers & Ornamental Grasses

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Malva alcea 'Fastigiata'

Malva alcea 'Fastigiata'

Common Name: Hollyhock Mallow
This large, stately plant has rose-pink flowers covering the entire length of each stalk. The sturdy growth needs no staking. Its long blooming period makes it excellent for use in gardens or as a specimen. Attracts butterflies....

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Common Name: High Mallow
This large, stately plant has purple-streaked, white to lavender flowers covering the entire length of each stalk. The sturdy growth needs no staking. Its long blooming period makes it excellent for use in gardens or as a specimen....

Matteuccia pennsylvanica

Matteuccia pennsylvanica

Common Name: Ostrich Fern
This fern is extremely vigorous, spreading by underground rhizomes and forming new clusters of fronds periodically. The medium-green, vase-shaped clusters of fronds are very attractive in shade gardens or woodland edges. Ideal for filtered shade. Deciduous....

Mazus reptans

Mazus reptans

Common Name: Mazus
Green leaves form a low creeping carpet sprinkled with blue flowers. Great in between flagstones or as an evergreen lawn substitute. Can tolerate hot, humid summers....

Mazus reptans 'Albus'

Mazus reptans 'Albus'

Common Name: White Creeping Mazus
Green leaves form a low creeping carpet sprinkled with white flowers. Great in between flagstones or as an evergreen lawn substitute. Can tolerate hot, humid summers....

Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis

Common Name: Lemon Balm
Foliage has a heavy lemon scent and is often used for teas and summer drinks. Chopped leaves are used in salads, stews and soups. A great addition to the herb garden. Bees love it!...

Mentha requienii

Mentha requienii

Common Name: Corsican Mint
A well-behaved mint that creeps very low to the ground and forms a tight green carpet with tiny lavender flowers. Tolerates light foot traffic that releases a wonderful scent of mint. Blooms early to mid summer....

Mentha spicata var. 'The Best'

Mentha spicata var. 'The Best'

Common Name: The Best Mint
Most vigorous growing form of spearmint. Green wrinkled leaves are used mainly for tea. Great in salads, cold drinks and with fruit....

Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate'

Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate'

Common Name: Chocolate Mint
Beautiful bronze-leaved herb grown for its delicious mild chocolate flavor and fragrance and often used in salads, teas, desserts and potpourri. A great addition to the herb garden or patio container....

Mentha x villosa 'Mojito'

Mentha x villosa 'Mojito'

Common Name: Cuban Mint

This mint is usually grown for it's bright green, spreading foliage. It is less pungeant than most other mints and has a sweet flavor.

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Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

Common Name: Virginia Bluebells
Virginia bluebells hav nodding bell-shaped flowers that are loosely arranged on the delicate stem. The blooms change from pale pink to sky-blue as they open in spring. Summer dormant....

Microlepia strigosa 'McFadden'

Microlepia strigosa 'McFadden'

Common Name: McFadden Lace Fern

Small, delicate arching lacy fronds. More narrow fronds than the regular Lace Fern, and a prostate habit. Prefers moist locations.

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

Common Name: Maiden Grass
Delightful silver-gray foliage forms the classic vase-shaped habit. Ideal for smaller gardens, landscapes or at water's edge. Striking complement to large-leaved plants and evergreens for winter effect. Pink flower plumes mature to white and are beautiful in cut flower arrangements...

Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth'

Common Name: Bandwidth Miscanthus

A beautiful dwarf ornamental grass with banded yellow and green foliage. This cultivar is bred to be infertile - making it optimal for those concerned with reseeding!

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Cosmopolitan'

Common Name: Variegated Maiden Grass
Wide leaves have a dark green center with a cream-white margin and are accented by free-flowering copper-red plumes. Use as an accent plant or specimen and for winter interest....

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Common Name: Maiden Grass
Narrow leaves and a large, vase-shaped growth habit create an impressive, fine-textured display. Feathery, copper-red plumes appear in early fall and remain attractive through winter. Very showy in gardens and dried for use in arrangements....

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Common Name: Dwarf Zebra Grass
Distinctive gold banding, this variety is shorter, more upright and keeps its color all season. Reddish-purple plumes appear 1 foot above the plant in late summer, changing to creamy tan in winter....

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Common Name: Japanese Silver Grass
Delicate, fine-textured, variegated grass has narrow bands of pure white along the leaf margins. Use as an accent plant or specimen and for winter interest. Panicles, which emerge rose and change to cream, are attractive in dried arrangements....

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Common Name: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
A widely used, older variety with narrow, grasslike foliage heavily striped with green and silvery white. Pinkish, feathery flowers in the fall are attractive in dried arrangements. Creates a bold accent or textural contrast in the garden....

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Common Name: Zebra Grass
Bright yellow bands of horizontal variegation mark this graceful, arching ornamental grass. Pinkish, feathery flowers rise to 8'. Use in gardens or as an accent. The flowers are attractive in dried arrangements....

Monarda 'Bubblegum Blast'

Monarda 'Bubblegum Blast'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Monarda 'Bubblegum Blast' has hot pink flowers that bloom during the Summer and dark green foliage that forms in a dome. This perennial has a mint-scent and has an above average resistance to powdery mildew.

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Monarda 'Jacob Cline'

Monarda 'Jacob Cline'

Common Name: Bee Balm
Vibrant, large red flowers. The most mildew-resistant variety of monarda. Blooms mid to late summer....

Monarda 'Marshalls Delight'

Monarda 'Marshalls Delight'

Common Name: Bee Balm
Unique, tight heads of clear pink flowers. Blooms mid to late summer. Rust and mildew resistant....

Monarda 'Petite Delight'

Monarda 'Petite Delight'

Common Name: Dwarf Bee Balm
Pinkish-lavender flowers on very compact, mildew-resistant plants. Blooms mid to late summer....

Monarda 'Pink Lace'

Monarda 'Pink Lace'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Flowers are a brilliant shade of pink that will attract the attention of any hummingbird or butterfly who passes through the garden.

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Monarda 'Purple Rooster'

Monarda 'Purple Rooster'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Fantastic true royal purple flowers and clean foliage.  Mulitplies quickly.

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Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Common Name: Bee Balm
Rich wine-red flowers with a touch of violet-blue have an attractive shaggy appearance. Withstands dry conditions. Ideal for creating a bold effect in beds, borders or for cutting. Also great for naturalizing....

Monarda 'Rockin Raspberry'

Monarda 'Rockin Raspberry'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Monarda 'Rockin Raspberry' has deep raspberry purple flowers that bloom during the Summer. It has dark green foliage that forms in a mounding, upright habit and has shown above average resistance to powdery mildew. 

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Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'

Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'

Common Name: Bee Balm

A reliable favorite of many gardeners, Monarda 'Blue Stocking' is a top contender for garden color! Not only is this cultivar mildew resistant, but it has a long bloom cycle with beautiful violet, almost mauve purple flowers. A true show stopper!

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Monarda didyma 'Grand Parade™'

Monarda didyma 'Grand Parade™'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Very compact, mildew resistant monarda with lavender blooms that make superb cut flowers. This plant will also attract bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds!

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Monarda didyma 'Pardon my Pink'

Monarda didyma 'Pardon my Pink'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of true pink flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it.

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Monarda didyma 'Pardon my Purple'

Monarda didyma 'Pardon my Purple'

Common Name: Bee Balm

Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of fushia purple flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it.

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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Muhly Grass
An easily grown, non-invasive, native bunch grass that is drought and salt tolerant. Airy, upright sprays of purple to pink inflorescences are a breathtaking addition to the fall landscape. A very attractive, durable ground cover when mass planted....

Mum 'Brandi'

Mum 'Brandi'

Common Name: Garden Mum
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Mum 'Olivia'

Mum 'Olivia'

Common Name: Garden Mum Olivia

Orange, fall seasonal color.

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Myosotis sylvatica 'Victoria (Indigo) Blue'

Myosotis sylvatica 'Victoria (Indigo) Blue'

Common Name: Forget-Me-Not
Dainty, light blue flowers with a yellow center bloom profusely in the spring. A wonderful flower for a light, airy effect. Use in the perennial border in combination with spring bulbs. Self-sows abundantly....

Nasella tenuissima

Nasella tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass

Delicate, wispy foliage with airy flower heads that gently sway in the breeze. Great for containers and naturalizing.

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Nasturtium 'Empress of India'

Nasturtium 'Empress of India'

Common Name: Indian Cress
Dark blue-green foliage. Crimson flowers on plants seldom over 12-14". Suitable for containers....

Nasturtium officinale

Nasturtium officinale

Common Name: Watercress
A semi-aquatic herb, watercress can be grown in running water or a garden. Used in salads or sandwiches. Good source of vitamens C and E, watercress is now considered a "superfood"....

Nepeta 'Junior Walker™'

Nepeta 'Junior Walker™'

Common Name: Catmint

This compact Nepeta retains the non-reseeding quality of its popular parent 'Walker's Low' at one third its size. Blue-green foliage contrasts nicely with lavender-blue flowers for a long blooming window from mid-May through September.

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Nepeta 'Little Trudy (Psfike)'

Nepeta 'Little Trudy (Psfike)'

Common Name: Catmint

Lavender blooms on distinctive serrated silvery foliage with a compact habit. Low maintainence plant that blooms from spring until frost. Aromatic and excellent when planted in mass, this compact variety makes a great border plant.

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Nepeta cataria

Nepeta cataria

Common Name: Catnip
A large catmint that produces light blue to white fragrant flowers over mounds of medium green foliage. The leaves are a treat for cats. Excellent when mass planted and good for edging and borders. Attracts butterflies....

Nepeta faassenii 'Blue Wonder'

Nepeta faassenii 'Blue Wonder'

Common Name: Catmint

Dwarf nepeta with grayish green foliage that blooms a rich blueish purple color. Height maxes out just above 12". This plant may attract felines.

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Nepeta nervosa 'Pink Cat'

Nepeta nervosa 'Pink Cat'

Common Name: Catmint

Nepeta 'Pink Cat' has light pink flower spikes on top of compact, mounded, aromatic dark green foliage. 

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Nepeta subsessilis 'Blue Dreams'

Nepeta subsessilis 'Blue Dreams'

Common Name: Japanese Catmint

Fragrant glossy green leaves form a bushy upright mound. In the summer, tubular bright blue flowers bloom. Make great cut flowers or container plants.

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Nepeta subsessilis 'Pink Dreams'

Nepeta subsessilis 'Pink Dreams'

Common Name: Japanese Catmint

Clumped, serrated foliage provide the background for yellow buds that mature into trumpet-shaped pink flowers.

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Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Kat'

Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Kat'

Common Name: Catmint

"Kit Kat" is a 15-18"tall, aromatic, compact nepeta with numerous short spikes of dark purple-blue flowers and small gray-green foliage. Flowers May through September

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Nepeta x faassenii 'Six Hills Giant'

Nepeta x faassenii 'Six Hills Giant'

Common Name: Catmint
A large Catmint that produces violet-blue, fragrant flowers over mounds of small, gray-leaved foliage. Excellent when mass planted. Also good for edging and borders. Attracts butterflies....

Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Common Name: Catmint
Perennial Plant Association's Perennial Plant of the Year for 2007. A large catmint that produces fragrant, lavender-violet flowers over mounds of aromatic, cool silver foliage. Excellent when mass planted. Also good for edging and borders. Attracts butterflies....

Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Common Name: Nippon Daisy
Nippon daisies, or montauk daisies, are very similar to Leucanthem Becky with large white daisy-like flowers that have golden-yellow centers. The advantage is that they bloom later. Combine the two in the garden for a longer display of daisy flowers....

Ocimum 'African Blue'

Ocimum 'African Blue'

Common Name: African Blue Basil

A wonderful culinary basil with qualities like that of Basil Opal, but stronger with a camphor or clove scent. Purple leaves with red-purple undersides and purple-pink spiky flowers are attractive in the herb garden.

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Ocimum basilicum ''Purpurascens'

Ocimum basilicum ''Purpurascens'

Common Name: Red Rubin Basil
Attractive purple-garnet leaves and pink flowers. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Suitable for growing in containers. Leaves are used for culinary flavoring, and has best flavor when picked before it flowers....

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

Common Name: Genovese Basil

Large, glossy green, slightly wrinkled leaves form a bushy plant. Can be used for cooking, especially in Italian or Thai dishes.

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Ocimum x citriodorum 'Perpetual Pesto'

Ocimum x citriodorum 'Perpetual Pesto'

Common Name: Basil

This Basil has variegated, bright green foliage edged in a contrasting cream color. It is fragrant and has a nice lemon scent. It is a fast grower, and tends to grow in a bushy habit.

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Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou'

Common Name: Mexican Evening Primrose
A delightful garden plant with elegant cup-shaped, soft pink flowers which fade to white at the center. A very informal plant. Use in the front of perennial beds and borders. Vigorous and wide-spreading....

Ophiopogon japonicus

Ophiopogon japonicus

Common Name: Mondo Grass
Mondo Grass is grown for its grasslike foliage and groundcover effect. Narrow green leaves form grassy tufts, and plants spread slowly. Small blue-purple flowers remain hidden in the foliage. Plants tolerate drought but prefer moist soils....

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'

Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass
Compact dark green foliage gives a tidy, grasslike effect. Excellent edging plant. Prefers moist soil and some shade....

Oregano 'True'

Oregano 'True'

Common Name: Origanum vulgare

Small white flowers.  Great for any type of Italian food.  Dry leaves and store.

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Origanum 'Kent Beauty'

Origanum 'Kent Beauty'

Common Name: Oregano

Pale bluish-pink hoplike floral bracts add interest to this plant.

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Origanum aurea

Origanum aurea

Common Name: Golden Oregano
Ornamental oregano with tiny cupped leaves, giving it a curly texture and compact form. Pungent, golden foliage. Blooms early to mid summer....

Origanum majoricum

Origanum majoricum

Common Name: Hardy Sweet Marjoram
This cold-sensitive perennial herb has sweet pine and citrus flavours and is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, dry or green, for culinary purposes....

Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'

Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'

Common Name: Oregano
A wonderful trailing variety with handsome silver veining on round aromatic leaves. Pale bluish-pink hoplike floral bracts add interest to this plant. Makes a nice container plant or rock garden choice....

Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare

Common Name: Greek Oregano
Pungent, dark green leaves and clusters of flowers in late summer make this perennial an attractive edging plant. Oregano has a powerful peppery flavor used in the preparation of Italian pizza, tomato dishes and Mexican chili powders....

Origanum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'

Origanum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'

Common Name: Oregano Hot and Spicy
A potent cultivar of Greek oregano growing to 3 feet in height. As its name states, this one is hot and spicy. Dark green leaves with red stems. Compact and strong....

Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda cinnamomea

Common Name: Cinnamon Fern
Handsome green fronds surround striking cinnamon-brown, spore-bearing stalks that resemble cinnamon sticks. Good fern for naturalizing. Deciduous....

Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis

Common Name: Royal Fern
This majestic fern has beautiful distinct leaflets. Fresh green fronds form dense clumps which are evergreen in warmer climates. This fern prefers moist sites and is excellent for use near water gardens, natural ponds, streams and lakes....
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