1 st  Qtr Fall Horticulture Plants
Bugle Weed Ajuga reptans <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial, evergreen </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zones :  3 to 9 <...
Azalea <ul><li>Many varieties – varies in size, form & bloom time </li></ul><ul><li>Flowering deciduous or evergreen shrub...
Boxwoods Buxus <ul><li>Broadleaf evergreen shrubs </li></ul><ul><li>USDA zones 6 – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Dwarf varieties gro...
Butterfly Bush Buddleia <ul><li>Flowering Shrub </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Full Sun </...
Chrysanthemum <ul><ul><li>Herbaceous, Flowering, Perennial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part shade to full sun </li></ul></u...
Crape Myrtle Lagerstoemia <ul><li>Deciduous Flowering Tree  </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10 </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Dogwood Cornus florida <ul><li>Plant type:  Deciduous, Flowering Tree  </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones:  5a to 9a  ...
Euonymus fortunei   Wintercreeper <ul><li>EE OH NA MUS </li></ul><ul><li>Plant type:  Evergreen Groundcover or shrub </li>...
Heuchera <ul><li>Common Name: Coral Bells  </li></ul><ul><li>Plant type:  Flowering Perennial  </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hard...
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum <ul><li>Plant type:  Tree  </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones:  5b to 8a  </li></ul><ul><...
Knock-out Rose <ul><li>Deciduous flowering shrub </li></ul><ul><li>Full sun to part-shade </li></ul><ul><li>Grows 3-4' wid...
Liriope muscari <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones:  5a to 10a </li></ul><ul>...
Nandina <ul><li>Also called Heavenly Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen shrub, grows 6-8’ </li></ul><ul><li>Red fall color...
Ornamental Grass <ul><li>Can be clump-forming or spreading </li></ul><ul><li>YOU DON’T WANT THE SPREADING TYPE </li></ul><...
Pansy Viola x wittrockiana <ul><li>Plant type:  Annual, Perennial* </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones:  7b - 11  </li>...
Periwinkle Vinca minor <ul><li>Perennial, evergreen, groundcover </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9a  </li></...
Redbud Cercis canadensis   <ul><li>Plant type:  Deciduous, Flowering, Tree  </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones:  4b to...
Black-eyed Susan  Rudbeckia <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial </li></ul><ul><li>Part-sun to full sun </li></ul><ul>...
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1st Qtr Horticulture Plants

  1. 1. 1 st Qtr Fall Horticulture Plants
  2. 2. Bugle Weed Ajuga reptans <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial, evergreen </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zones :  3 to 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Size: 3 to 4 inches </li></ul><ul><li>Partial shade to shade </li></ul><ul><li>Foliage: Glossy medium green 3 to 4 inch oval-shaped leaves in tight rosettes </li></ul><ul><li>Blue-violet flowers in spring </li></ul><ul><li>Spreads by stolons </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: containers & </li></ul><ul><li>groundcover </li></ul>
  3. 3. Azalea <ul><li>Many varieties – varies in size, form & bloom time </li></ul><ul><li>Flowering deciduous or evergreen shrub </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zone: 6-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: Part shade </li></ul><ul><li>Mature Size: Varies by variety 4 -10’ </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom: Varies, April – May </li></ul><ul><li>Spring landscape staple – low maintenance & high performance </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boxwoods Buxus <ul><li>Broadleaf evergreen shrubs </li></ul><ul><li>USDA zones 6 – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Dwarf varieties grow to about 3’ high </li></ul><ul><li>Many varieties and sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Full sun to part shade </li></ul><ul><li>May or may not be pruned and shaped </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a formal style of planting </li></ul><ul><li>Propagate by cuttings (allow to callus) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Butterfly Bush Buddleia <ul><li>Flowering Shrub </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Full Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Drought Tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Grows 5' to 10' tall and produces large arching canes with lavender, pink, purple white blooms all summer </li></ul><ul><li>A rather unkempt growth habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Can grow 5' to 8' from the ground in a single season </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts birds & butterflies. Cut flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Can become invasive </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chrysanthemum <ul><ul><li>Herbaceous, Flowering, Perennial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part shade to full sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Zones 5 - 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height 12 – 48”, width 24 – 36” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blooms white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blooms September to November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daisy-type and cushion-type flowers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borders & massing & containers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most popular plant for fall color </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Crape Myrtle Lagerstoemia <ul><li>Deciduous Flowering Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 8 - 30&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Spread: 179&quot; to 300&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Mid summer to Mid Fall </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively drought tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>Has very showy summer flowers and attractive bark </li></ul><ul><li>Should be pruned to multiple stems with all branches below 3 -4’ removed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dogwood Cornus florida <ul><li>Plant type: Deciduous, Flowering Tree </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9a </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 15 – 30’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: White or Pink </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Short-lived tree – 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Specimen, Woodland garden </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial cultivar of native tree </li></ul><ul><li>Many other species: Chinese, Japanese, Osier </li></ul>
  9. 9. Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper <ul><li>EE OH NA MUS </li></ul><ul><li>Plant type: Evergreen Groundcover or shrub </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 8b </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 12&quot; to 24&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf Color: Green, White, Variegated </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: Container, Erosion control, Ground cover , </li></ul>
  10. 10. Heuchera <ul><li>Common Name: Coral Bells </li></ul><ul><li>Plant type: Flowering Perennial </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 9a </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 8&quot; to 12&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: partial shade to partial sun </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers: Pink, White blooms, late spring to mid summer </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf Color: Purple, Silvery, orange, red, green </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: Bedding Plant, containers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Japanese Maple Acer palmatum <ul><li>Plant type: Tree </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 5b to 8a </li></ul><ul><li>Height: Dwarf: 3-8”, Std 15-20’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf Color: Green or red </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Rate: slow </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Standard, Specimen, Woodland garden </li></ul><ul><li>Special Features: Attractive foliage, </li></ul><ul><li>Weeping or upright forms </li></ul><ul><li>Very expensive </li></ul>
  12. 12. Knock-out Rose <ul><li>Deciduous flowering shrub </li></ul><ul><li>Full sun to part-shade </li></ul><ul><li>Grows 3-4' wide x 3-4' tall. </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Zone 5 – 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Colors: Pink & red, yellow? </li></ul><ul><li>The most widely sold rose in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to grow and do not require special care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>disease resistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bloom every 5-6 weeks until the first hard frost. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>self-cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A once a year cut (to about 12-18&quot; above the ground) in early spring </li></ul><ul><li>Use as hedge, or specimen plant </li></ul>
  13. 13. Liriope muscari <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 10a </li></ul><ul><li>Shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Lavender </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf Color: Green, Variegated </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, </li></ul><ul><li>6-12” tall, 12 – 36” wide </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Border, Ground cover </li></ul>
  14. 14. Nandina <ul><li>Also called Heavenly Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen shrub, grows 6-8’ </li></ul><ul><li>Red fall color, white spring blooms, red fall/winter berries </li></ul><ul><li>Light: Sun to shade. </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture: Moist to average; tolerates dry spells once established. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8. </li></ul><ul><li>Propagation: From cuttings during warm weather or from seed. </li></ul><ul><li>Very low maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Can be invasive </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ornamental Grass <ul><li>Can be clump-forming or spreading </li></ul><ul><li>YOU DON’T WANT THE SPREADING TYPE </li></ul><ul><li>Full Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Grow 3’ – 8’ tall </li></ul><ul><li>Best varieties for Va. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miscanthus – Silver grass or zebra grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pennisetum – Fountain grass (Annual in VA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pampas grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea or River Oats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best planted in spring </li></ul><ul><li>Low fertilizer & water requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Cut back to 4 -6” in late winter </li></ul><ul><li>Specimen or border – not a ground cover </li></ul>
  16. 16. Pansy Viola x wittrockiana <ul><li>Plant type: Annual, Perennial* </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 7b - 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 6&quot; to 12”, Spread: 6 - 12&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: full sun, *part shade </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Early to late spring, not summer, Mid fall to Early winter </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Condition: Loamy, Sandy, Neutral, Well drained </li></ul><ul><li>*Pansies are cool season flowers. They may or may not survive summer heat or winter cold. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Periwinkle Vinca minor <ul><li>Perennial, evergreen, groundcover </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9a </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 6&quot; to 12&quot; , spread 12-14” </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple, White </li></ul><ul><li>Leaf Color: Green </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Rate: fast </li></ul><ul><li>Can become invasive </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Ground cover </li></ul>
  18. 18. Redbud Cercis canadensis <ul><li>Plant type: Deciduous, Flowering, Tree </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 9a </li></ul><ul><li>Height & Spread: 15 to 30’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: partial shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Rate: fast </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Uses: Specimen, Street tree, Woodland garden </li></ul><ul><li>Native tree with commercial cultivars </li></ul>
  19. 19. Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia <ul><li>Herbaceous, flowering, perennial </li></ul><ul><li>Part-sun to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Zones: 5-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms: Yellow and black from early summer to mid fall </li></ul><ul><li>Low maintenance & drought tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>24 – 48” tall 12 -24” wide </li></ul><ul><li>Borders, massing, & ground cover </li></ul>

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