Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood), is a perennial sub-shrub typically grown for its magnificent and strongly aromatic, ferny, light green foliage. Perfect for hot and dry sites.
Bergenia 'Abendglocken' or 'Evening Bells' is a clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its outstanding large-leaved foliage that turns brilliant burgundy during the winter.
Native to the Himalayas, Bergenia ciliata (Fringed Bergenia) is a large-leaved, slow-growing, clump-forming perennial. Born on stout stems in early spring, erect clusters of pale pink flowers with rose-pink calyces rise above attractive rosettes of thick, leathery, finely-toothed, fresh green leaves.
Low-growing and compact, Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama) is a densely tufted, warm season, ornamental grass noted for its intriguing inflorescences resembling tiny brushes. Suspended horizontally from only one side of the flowering stems, the flowers are red tinted at first before they bleach to a straw color.
One of the tallest and most free-flowering of the Colchicums, The Giant' is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 10 funnel-shaped, extra-large, lavender-pink flowers with a delicate white throat.
Perfect for adding a burst of color to the fall garden, Colchicum 'Waterlily' is one of the showiest of the Autumn Crocuses. This double-flowered variety bears big flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm), with silky lilac-pink flowers consisting of more than 20 petals.
Award-winning Colchicum agrippinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears crocus-shaped, checkered flowers, 5 in. long (12 cm), with purple-pink checks.
Vigorous, award-winning Colchicum autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay' is a small cormous perennial which features large, slender, deep mauve-pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), on conspicuous dark purple stems.
Award-winning Colchicum byzantinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 20 small, funnel-shaped, soft lilac flowers, 4-6 in. long (10-15 cm), with a prominent central white stripe.
Native to southeast Turkey to Syria, Colchicum cilicicum is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 25 small, funnel-shaped, rose-purple flowers borne on short stems.
Regarded as one of the very best large-flowered colchicums, award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Album' bears large, goblet-shaped, pristine white flowers.
Award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears large goblet-shaped, amethyst-purple flowers with a luminous white throat.
Noted for its beautifully contorted and twisted branches, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Harry Lauder's Walking Stick) is a deciduous shrub of great beauty. In late winter and early spring, long, pendant, golden-yellow catkins dangle like Christmas decorations from the lively, brown-barked shoots that curl and spiral in all directions.
Noted for its unique flower shape, Cuphea llavea (Bat-Faced Cuphea) is a fast growing, densely branched, evergreen sub-shrub boasting masses of tubular flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), adorned with a pair of red ear-like petals and a purple calyx. They are said to resemble the face of a bat, hence the common name.
Native to the coastal plains of South Africa, Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet) is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial forming a dense silvery-green mat over time and choking out virtually all weeds. Growing no more than 1-3 in. tall (2-7 cm), its tiny and narrow, gray-green leaves curl slightly, exposing the white underside of the leaves and conferring a variegated look.
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