Artichoke ‘Green Globe’

Artichoke ‘Green Globe’ This attractive perennial is native the Mediterranean and has deeply lobed silvery-green leaves that grow in an irregular, somewhat fountain-like form. The leaves are long and arching and at maturity the plant can grow 4-5 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. Fleshy flower buds that are 2-5 inches diameter grow on tall stalks that grow from the center of the plant. These flower buds are the artichokes you cook and eat. If the young artichokes are not harvested, they will continue to grow into a spectacular purple-blue thistle-like flower that is beautiful in cut-flower arrangements. (Cut them just before blooms are fully open). Artichoke ‘Green Globe’ will produce the first y

Salvia argentea ‘Artemis’ (Silver Sage)

Salvia argentea ‘Artemis’ (Silver Sage) If you are looking for a plant that will be a focal point in your garden, you’ve got to pick up this beauty! Salvia argentea ‘Artemis’ is visually stunning with its silvery-white, wavy leaves that are covered in soft & fuzzy, silk-like hairs. It forms a beautiful rosette that grows 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet across. 3 foot tall, many-branched flower spikes appear in the 2nd year and are topped with hooded white flowers, tinged with a very light pink. If allowed, the flowers will reseed in the garden and sprout the following spring. Silver Sage is drought tolerant and very easy to grow. It is deer tolerant, however it will need protection from slugs and

Eschscholzia caespitosa ‘Sundew’

Eschscholzia caespitosa ‘Sundew’ (Sundew Poppy, Tufted Poppy, Foothill Poppy) You know spring is just around the corner when you see our beloved California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica ‘Orange King’) growing and blooming along the roadsides of the Central Coast. Think of Eschscholzia caespitosa ‘Sundew’ as ‘Orange King’s’ casual and cute cousin. Pronounced (es-SHOLT-zee-uh) (kess-pi-TOH-suh), this darling wildflower is native to California and south western Oregon. The charming buttery-lemon-yellow flowers are cup-shaped and emerge in spring and summer. The grey-green foliage is finely dissected - almost thread like, and has a tufted growth habit. At maturity the plant grows about 6 inc

Sempervivum tectorum var. ‘Jade Rose’

Sempervivum tectorum var. ‘Jade Rose’ Sempervivum, (pronounced sem-per-VIV-um) is a Genus of approximately 40 species of flowering plants in the crassulaceae family and is commonly known as “Hens and Chicks” or “Live Forever”. Sempervivum literally means “always alive”. Semper means “always”, and vivus means “living”. Another common name for Sempervivum is “Houseleek” and the name stems from the early European tradition of growing plants on the roofs of houses to ward off fire and lightning strikes. Welsh folklore says that growing sempervivums on the roof of your house will ensure health and prosperity to all who reside in the home. Sempervivum tectorum var. ‘Jade Rose’ has jade green leav

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunshine Daydream’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunshine Daydream’ One of the latest trends in designer landscapes is using Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunshine Daydream’ as a foundation plant. This compact perennial has striking tri-color foliage that slowly changes with the seasons. The glossy leaves are bright green, gold and cream, and when the weather cools the cream color turns a lovely shade of light rose. White trumpet-shaped flowers appear in the spring, bloom all summer and gradually turn to a rosey-pink in the fall. The sweet, yet subtle fragrance of the blossoms attract beneficial pollinators to the landscape. At maturity ‘Sunshine Daydream’ can grow 3-4 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. The graceful branching gro

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