Saint John’s Wort

COMMON NAME: Saint John's wortGENUS: HypericumSPECIES: H. calycinum, H. bookerianum, H. patulumFAMILY: HypericaceaeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: perennialDESCRIPTION: Saint John's wort is a low-growing, partly woody perennial that produces bright yellow flowers from early summer until frost. The flowers, which measure 1 1/2 to 2 inches across, occur in groups of five to seven. The plant reaches a … Continue reading Saint John’s Wort

Salvia

COMMON NAME: salviaGENUS: SalviaSPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS:S. splendens-popular bedding plant grown as an annual. S. superba 'Blue Queen'-perennial; short spikes of deep violet flowers. S. haematodes-perennial; to 36 inches; sprays of lavender flowers.FAMILY: LabiataeBLOOMS: summerTYPE: annual and perennialDESCRIPTION: Both annual and perennial salvias are characterized by attractive spikes of flowers. The bedding-plant salvia produces brilliant spikes of … Continue reading Salvia