More Plant Species

Learn about more plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

Jackman Clematis

jackman clematis is grown for blue purple flowers

This deciduous perennial vine is grown for its blue-purple flowers in summer.

  • Plant in moist, but-well drained soil
  • Plant in full sun, but with the roots shaded from intense sun
  • Prune back previous season's growth to main stem 1-2' from ground in late winter
  • Height: 7-10 feet; Width: 3-6 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first
    hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; fertilize when
    new growth appears.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt pull; back mulch in early spring; fertilize when new growth appears in early spring.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; fertilize when new growth appears in early spring.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; fertilize when new growth appears in early spring.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; fertilize when new growth appears in early spring.

Fireball Mallow

fireball mallow is a herbaceous perennial

This herbaceous perennial has large pinkish-red flowers in summer and purple-tinged foliage.

  • Plant in rich, moist to wet soil
  • Plant in full sun; prune to the ground after frost
  • Height: 4-6 feet; Width: 4-6 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water regularly in
    dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water regularly in
    dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water regularly in
    dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water regularly in
    dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water
    regularly in dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; fertilize in spring; water
    regularly in dry spells during first growing season; mulch in fall.

Zagreb Coreopsis

zagreb coreopsis has fern like foliage

This mounding perennial has dark green fern-like foliage and yellow flowers in spring through summer.

  • Plant in well-drained soil
  • Plant in full sun to light shade
  • Shear back after initial flush to promote reblooming; divide in spring if needed
  • Height: 12-15 inches; Width: 12-18 inches, spreading

Hardy in USDA zones 3-9:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade.
  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade.

Oriental Fountain Grass

oriental fountain grass has good fall color

This is a dwarf, finely textured ornamental grass with rosy-purple seed heads and good fall color.

  • Plant in organic, but well drained soil; water when dry; fertilize in spring
  • Plant in full sun; prune while dormant in winter.
  • Height: 2-3 feet; Width: 2-3 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-8:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize
    in spring with balanced fertilizer.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa – Orange Coneflower

  • Perennial with orange-tinged yellow daisy-like flowers with brown/purple center in summer to fall
  • Plant in well-drained soil
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
  • Deadhead to promote continued blooming
  • Height: 12-18 inches; Width: 12-18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; divide in spring every few years.

Purple Emperor Stonecrop

purple emperor stonecrop has succulent foliage

This deciduous perennial has succulent dark purple foliage and pinkish-purple flowers.

  • Plant in full sun
  • Plant in average to poor, but well-drained soil
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Height: 12-15 inches; Width: 12-15 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 3-9:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to
    prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

Creeping Jenny

creeping jenny is trailing perennial evergreen

This is a trailing perennial evergreen with lime green to yellow leaves and tiny yellow flowers in summer and early fall.

  • Plant in full sun in colder climates to medium shade in warmer climates
  • Plant in rich, moist soil; needs reliable moisture
  • Prune as needed in early spring
  • Height: 2-4 inches; Width: 12-18 inches or more spreading

Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; mulch for protection;
    plant in full sun to light shade; protect from salt; water when dry
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun to light shade; protect from salt; water when dry.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun to light shade; protect from salt; water when dry.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun to partial shade; water when dry.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun to partial shade; water when dry.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in light to medium shade; water when dry.

Caradonna Salvia (Sage)

caradonna salvia grown to attract butterflies

This perennial is grown for its purple-blue flowers from summer to fall that attract butterflies.

  • Plant in full sun
  • Plant in average, but sharply drained soil
  • Divide every few years in early spring; deadhead to encourage blooming
  • Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; avoid
    exposure to salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; avoid exposure to salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; water when dry; mulch in fall; may be short-lived in this warmer zone.

Attraction Butterfly Bush

attraction butterfly bush has purple to red blooms

This deciduous shrub has gray-green foliage and deep purple to red flowers that attract butterflies.

  • Plant in rich, but well-drained soil; prune heavily in very early spring
  • Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring
  • Deadhead to prolong blooming
  • Plant in full sun for best flowering
  • Height: 4-5 feet; Width: 4-5 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch
    heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; care for plant as herbaceous
    perennial and prune to the ground in early spring.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for
    plant as a deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a
    deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; care for plant as a
    deciduous shrub and prune heavily in late winter.

Grace Smoketree

grace smoketree is a small deciduous tree

This is a small deciduous tree with reddish-purple leaves and "puffs" of pink flowers in early summer; orange foliage color in fall.

  • Plant in average garden soil that is rich in organic matter and well-drained; tolerates some salt; drought tolerant
  • Plant in full sun
  • Height: 10-20 feet; Width: 10-20 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra
    mulch after first hard frost.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun.
  • Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Jacob Kline Bee Balm

jacob kline bee balm has fragrant minty foliage

This spreading upright perennial has fragrant minty foliage and scarlet to pink flowers in summer.

  • Plant in full sun; divide in spring every few years
  • Plant in rich, well-drained soil; fertilize in spring
  • Resistant to powdery mildew
  • Height: 2-3 feet Width: 2 feet, spreading

Hardy in zones (3)4-9

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring; plants are marginally hardy in this zone, but will probably survive with protection or snow cover.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first had frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

Red Eden Rose

red eden rose is a repeat bloomer

This vigorous climbing rose has large abundant double red flowers.

  • Repeat Bloomer
  • Disease Resistant
  • Moist, but well-drained soil
  • Plant in full sun for all zones
  • Height: 12-15 feet; Width: to 8 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9

  • Zone 4: Pant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, build protective cage around and base and fill with compost or shredded leaves; remove oldest canes after spring flush; may suffer some dieback.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, build protective cage around base and fill with compost or shredded leaves; remove oldest canes after spring flush; may suffer some dieback.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, mound compost or shredded leaves several inches deep above crown; remove oldest canes after spring flush.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; remove oldest canes after spring flush.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; remove oldest canes after spring flush.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; remove oldest canes after spring flush.

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