Passion for Plants

Plant ID's - Got a Passion for Plants?

1) ‘Vision in Red’ astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Red’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4–8)

  • Full to partial shade
  • Moderate grower to 14 in. tall, 12 in. wide.

2) ‘American Halo’ hosta (Hosta ‘American Halo’, Zones 3–9)

  • Height
    20-21 inches
  • Spread
    47-59 inches

3) ‘Walker’s Low’ catmint (Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’, Zones 4–8)

Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Spread: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to September
Bloom Description: Lavender blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade

4) ‘Sagae’ hosta (Hosta ‘Sagae’, Zones 3–9)

Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August

5) Astilbe (Astilbe cv., Zones 4–8)

6) Weeping larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’, Zones 3–6)

  • Full Sun
  • Wet Area
  • Mounding form to 8 to 12 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft.

7) ‘Lucifer’ crocosmia (Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Zones 6–9)

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Scarlet red
Sun: Full sun to part shade

8) Fox Valley™ river birch (Betula nigra ‘Little King’, Zones 4–9)

 Common Name: river birch

Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Betulaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 9.00 to 12.00 feet
Sun: Full sun to part shade

9) ‘Big Daddy’ hosta (Hosta ‘Big Daddy’, Zones 3–9)

Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: White to pale lavender
Sun: Part shade to full shade

 ‘Elegans’ hosta

Fine Gardening , Issue 160, December 2014, p. 42

Plant ID's - Got a Passion for Plants?

Photo 3:

1) ‘Sun Maiden’ maidenhair fern (Adiantum ‘Sun Maiden’, Zones 3–8)

2) Common comfrey (Symphytum X uplandicum, Zones 3–9)

Common Name: comfrey
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Boraginaceae
Native Range: Causasus
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Rose aging to purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade

3) Astilbe (Astilbe cv., Zones 4–8)

“To achieve… [a] well-blended look, they make sure that each of their carefully selected plants is paired with a partner that highlight’s the plant’s best attributes–either its texture or architecture. … For example, a white pine (Pinus strobus) … and northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedantum … a conifer and a woodland perennial– don’t seem to have much in common on paper, but their similar fine texture makes them a perfect pairing.”

Fine Gardening , Issue 160, December 2014, pgs. 42-44.

Plant ID's - Got a Passion for Plants?

1) ‘Claridge Druce’ geranium (Geranium X oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’, Zones 4–8)

Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Pink with darker pink veins
Sun: Full sun to part shade

2) ‘Axminster Gold’ comfrey (Symphytum X uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’, Zones 3–9)

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Mauve pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade

3) Bear’s breeches (Acanthus spinosus, Zones 5–9)

Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White (sometimes pink)
Sun: Full sun to part shade

4) ‘Royal Purple’ smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’, Zones 5–9)

 ‘Royal Purple’ smoke tree

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