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  • 1. Botany
    Plants to Know
    Geraniums, Dusty Miller, Butterfly Bush, Sedum, Salvia, Day Lily, Heuchera, Yucca, Pansy, Ornamental Grass
  • 2. Butterfly BushBuddleia
    Flowering Shrub
    USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10
    Full Sun
    Drought Tolerant
    Grows 5' to 10' tall and produces large arching canes with lavender, pink, purple white blooms all summer
    A rather unkempt growth habit.
    Can grow 5' to 8' from the ground in a single season
    Attracts birds & butterflies. Cut flowers
    Can become invasive
  • 3. Daylily
    Genus: Hemerocallis
    Very adapatable perennials
    Grows best in full sun – tolerates some shade
    Thousands of cultivars – many producers specialize in daylilies only.
    Many varieties will bloom all summer
    Orange & yellow are most common – purples and pinks are rarer but available
    Deer favorite
    Flowers only last one day
  • 4. Dusty MillerSenecio cineraria
    Plant type: Interior Plant, Perennial
    USDA Hardiness Zones: 8a to 10a
    Height: 12" to 24" , Spread: 6-8"
    Exposure: full sun
    Bloom Color: White, Yellow, - Grown for foliage color
    Bloom Time: summer
    Leaf Color: Silvery
    Growth Rate: average
    Moisture: moist
    Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing,
  • 5. Garden or Zonal GeraniumPelargonium x hortorum
    Size: 12-18” tall & wide
    USDA Zone 9-11
    Full Sun
    Blooms late Spring to early fall: red, white, pink
    Uses: Containers, bedding
    Propagate by cuttings
    Not a true geranium
  • 6. True or Hardy GeraniumGenus: Geranium
    Flowering Perennials
    USDA Zone 4 – 8
    Low growing 4” – 2’
    Blooms Spring – summer, pinks, blues & purples
    Part to full sun
    Containers, Beds & Borders, Groundcover
  • 7. Heuchera
    Common Name: Coral Bells
    Plant type: Flowering Perennial
    USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 9a
    Height: 8" to 12"
    Exposure: partial shade to partial sun
    Flowers: Pink, White blooms, late spring to mid summer
    Leaf Color: Purple, Silvery, orange, red, green
    Uses: Bedding Plant, containers
  • 8. Ornamental Grass
    Can be clump-forming or spreading
    Full Sun
    Grow 3’ – 8’ tall
    Best varieties for Va.
    Miscanthus – Silver grass or zebra grass
    Pennisetum – Fountain grass (Annual in VA)
    Pampas grass
    Sea or River Oats
    Best planted in spring
    Low fertilizer & water requirements
    Cut back to 4 -6” in late winter
    Specimen or border – not a ground cover
  • 9. PansyViola x wittrockiana
    Plant type: Annual, Perennial*
    USDA Hardiness Zones: 7b - 11
    Height: 6" to 12”, Spread: 6 - 12"
    Exposure: full sun, *part shade
    Bloom Color: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
    Bloom Time: Early to late spring, not summer, Mid fall to Early winter
    Soil Condition: Loamy, Sandy, Neutral, Well drained
    *Pansies are cool season flowers. They may or may not survive summer heat or winter cold.
  • 10. Salvia
    Herbaceous, Flowering, Perennial or Annual
    Common name: Sage
    Hardiness: USDA Zones 7, 8 - 11.
    Grows 3 – 5’ tall and wide, depends on variety
    Blooms all summer.
    Exposure: partial shade to full sun.
    Propagation: Cuttings are fairly easy to root. Results are better with bottom heat.
    Good for cut flowers & culinary uses
    Attracts humming birds and butterflies
    Strongly scented foliage
  • 11. Sedum “Autumn Joy”Stonecrop
    Flowering perennial
    USDA Hardiness Zone 4a – 9a
    Full sun to part shade
    18 – 30” tall & wide
    Blooms: Pink, rust, red – summer, to late fall
    Winter interest, attracts birds & butterflies
    Uses: Border, Foundation, Massing, Rock garden
    Many types of sedum
    This is the largest
  • 12. Yucca
    Perennial, Evergreen, Grass-like
    Height: 18--36 in, Spacing: 36-48 in
    Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a -10b
    Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    Bloom Color: Pale Yellow, White/Near White,
    Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
    Other details: Drought-tolerant
    Propagation Methods: By dividing or from seed
    Landscape uses: Alpines and Rock Gardens