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Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower

  • Easy to grow heavy bloomer makes this a good cut flower
  • A cottage garden standard
  • A colorful border front for a perennial garden
Bamboo

Bamboo 'Rufa'

This non-invasive, clumping bamboo makes an attractive specimen, hedge or screen. Best when planted where it can get some shade during the hottest part of the day. Evergreen

Baptisia

Baptisia

  • Native, bush-like perennial
  • Plant to prevent soil erosion
  • Attracts butterflies with its pea-like flowers
Bayberry Northern

Bayberry Northern

A dense-branching deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 6-10' tall. Native to North America where it is primarily found growing along the eastern coast (including seashore). Flowers on female plants, if pollinated, are followed by attractive clusters of tiny, grayish-white fruits in late summer which usually persist through the winter, but are not particularly showy. The fruits are covered with an aromatic, waxy substance which is used to make bayberry candles, soaps and sealing wax.

  • Best grown in full sun
  • Dark green aromatic leaves
  • Great for moist to wet areas and naturalization
  • Ornamental berries attract birds
  • Salt spray tolerant
  • Semievergreen (southern end of growing range) to deciduous shrub
  • Coastal plants are low-growing, often only 1' to 2' tall
Bayberry Southern Wax Myrtle

Bayberry Southern Wax Myrtle

Morella cerifera, commonly known as southern wax myrtle or southern bayberry, is a large, irregularly-shaped, dense-branching, nitrogen-fixing, suckering, fast-growing, evergreen shrub (semi-evergreen in colder northern parts of the growing area) that typically grows to 10-15’ tall and 8-10’ wide, but occasionally reaches a tree-like height of 20’ tall or more. It can be found in wetlands, river margins, sand dunes, and pine barrens.

  • Fragrant waxy leaves yielding gray/white fruit
  • Naturally grows near rivers and streams and other wet areas. Can be used for erosion control.
  • It is a host plant for the Red-Banded Hairstreak butterfly.
  • Flowers provide an excellent source of nectar for honeybees and butterflies.
  • The fruits are eaten by birds, especially yellow-rumped warbler.
  • Highly salt and wind tolerant
  • Highly resistant to deer damage
  • Tolerant of rabbit, drought, shade, poor soil and wet soil
  • Native, coastal
Beautyberry

Beautyberry 'Early Amethyst'

Plant this beauty in full sun for its best flowering and fruit display. Lavender-Pink flowers in summer followed by amethyst colored fruit continuing thru October. Cross pollination and berry production best with more than one. Excellent in a bird garden.

Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem 'Red October'

  • A fresh palette of colors ... foliage is deep green with burgundy highlights in spring with the red shades becoming more prominent as the plant matures. After first frost, foliage changes to a beautiful scarlet-red.
  • Can reach up to 6 feet with red-tinted blooms
  • Combine with mixed perennials in the landscape and use its height and stunning fall color as an accent
  • Also a great choice for meadows
  • NATIVE
Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

  • Great choice for shaded borders
  • Showy flowers with attractive foliage
  • Rabbit resistant
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Baby Gem'

This compact Boxwood reaching 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide is excellent for borders and focal areas. The dense mass of dark-green leaves holds its color throughout the year.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer tolerant
  • Heat and drought tolerant, once established
  • Uses: edging, bed, mass planting, container and border
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Baby Jade'

An exceptionally compact Boxwood reaching 3 feet tall and wide is excellent for use in smaller gardens, borders and focal areas. The dense mass of small, dark-green leaves holds its color throughout the year.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer tolerant
  • Heat and drought tolerant, once established
  • Uses: edging, bed, mass planting, container and border
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Dwarf English'

A small, rounded evergreen shrub that forms tufts of growth resembling a cloud if left unpruned. The slow growing, dwarf form is ideal for edging and borders along pathways or around flower beds. Well-suited for topiary and containers. Considered to be the most resistant to the boxwood leaf miner.

  • Morning sun is best, avoid direct afternoon sun
  • Evergreen
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses
  • Ideal as low hedge, foundation, or specimen planting
Boxwood

Boxwood 'English Variegated'

A dense, mounded, compact, slow-growing form of common boxwood that is noted for its variegated foliage. Small dark green leaves are bordered by white margins that turn cream and finally light yellow during the growing season.. Easily pruned into topiary shapes or a formal hedge. Also good for containers and foundation plantings. It typically matures to 5’ tall over many years (grows 3” per year), unless pruned shorter.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Franklin's Gem'

‘Franklin’s Gem’ is a low spreading cultivar with lime green new growth in the spring. New growth will slowly transition to an olive-green.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer resistant
  • Disease resistant
  • Excellent as low hedge, specimen, foundation, or edging
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Green Mountain'

‘Green Mountain’ is a cold-hardy rounded conical shaped hybrid boxwood. It will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight but bronzing will quickly fade as new spring foliage begins to emerge. When left unpruned, it will develop a more rounded conical habit.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer resistant
  • Fast growth rate at 2 - 4" per year
  • Ideal when used as Medium specimen, medium hedge, low hedge, foundation plant, containers
  • Cold Tolerant
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Green Velvet'

Hardy and compact evergreen shrub that adds color and texture to the landscape. Dense, rounded growth habit needs little pruning to retain its shape. Perfect as a foundation planting or low hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Cold tolerant
Boxwood

Boxwood 'Korean Littleleaf'

Korean littleleaf boxwood, is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub with a loose and open habit. Sometimes called 'wintergreen' boxwood, it has light yellowish-green to medium-green leaves that are less likely to bronze in winter. Responds well to pruning. One of hardiest of the boxwoods.

  • Evergreen
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Excellent as small hedge or mass as a ground cover
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