COMMON NAME: spiderwortGENUS: TradescantiaSPECIES, HYBRIDS: T. andersoniana {hybrid of T. bracteata and T. virginiana}FAMILY: CommelinaceaeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: perennialDESCRIPTION: The three petals of the spiderwort blossom are gently scalloped and beautifully colored. Hybrids developed from two native North American species have resulted in flowers in shades of blue, pinks, reds, and white. The foliage is long, narrow, … Continue reading Spiderwort


COMMON NAME: staticeGENUS: LimoniumSPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS:L. bonduellit and L. sinuatum are annuals with clusters of yellow, blue, purple, or rose flowers. L. latifolium-perennial; 28 to 30 inches tall; lavender flowers. L. perezii-perennial; 36 inches tall; purple and white flowers.FAMILY: PlumbaginaceaeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: annual and perennialDESCRIPTION: Annual statice is a multi-branched plant producing delicate sprays of flowers that rise … Continue reading Statice


COMMON NAME: strawflowerGENUS: HelichrysumSPECIES: H. bracteatumFAMILY: CompositaeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: annualDESCRIPTION:  The blossoms are pomponlike, measure 2 1/2 inches across, and come in white and bright shades of yellow, red, pink, and orange. Plants grow about 2 to 3 feet tall, though dwarf varieties are available that are a mere 12 to 18 inches in height.CULTIVATION:  Choose … Continue reading Strawflower


COMMON NAME: verbenaGENUS: VerbenaSPECIES, HYBRID, CULTIVARS:V. bipinnatifida-light purple perennial: 3 inches tall. V. rigida-purplish blue perennial; 1 foot tall. V. rigida-'Flame'-red flowers from June through frost. V. canadensis-rose pink flowers from June through frost. V. venosa-purplish blue flowers; to 1 foot. V. hybrida-'Amethyst'-lavender blue; annual. V.b.-'Blaze'-scarlet; annual. V.b.-'Sangria'-wine colored; heat tolerant; annual; spreads 1 to … Continue reading Verbena