|Plant Availability List
Texas Red Star – (Hibiscus coccinea)
Tall to 10’, red-flowered perennial herbaceous Hibiscus with a long bloom season of 6” solitary deep red flowers in summer/early autumn.
Likes sun. Clump size (number of stems) increases with age. Hardy in zones: 6-11.
Hellebores, Bear’s Foot – (Helleborus foetidus)
Subtle but charming pale green flowers with maroon picotee beginning in late February into April. Knee high – will flourish in half-day sun or
Hellebores, Hybrids – (Helleborus hybridus)
Colors vary from white to pale green with maroon freckles to pink to maroon to almost black, can be freckled, striped or picoteed. Very early
flowering – can begin to bloom as early as February (January this year!) – and last into March and April – 1 foot to knee high. Likes shade.
Self seeds if happy forming a colony over time. Charming in late winter/early spring landscape. No predators!
Cleome – Spider Flower – (Cleome ssp.)
Readily self-seeding annual with pinkish flowers to 4’ tall depending on cultivar/selection. Blooms all summer from early June into October.
Ground seeds have been used as flour. Likes sun.
Hardy Flowering Ginger – (Hedychium coronarium)
5-6 foot tall, very fragrant white flowers in late summer. Dies down in winter with aromatic new growth in the Spring. Also makes a good
house plant. Hardy in middle Tennessee with mulch
Flowers – food for the spirit
Bright-Edge Yucca – (Yucca filamentosa)
Beautiful, edible fragrant flowers – grow your own tomato ties. This hardy perennial likes sun and well-drained soils.
Candy Lilies – (Pardancanda norrisii)
Drought tolerant, colorful perennials related to Iris but with a much longer bloom season (July/August). Likes full sun to bright shade.
Colors are variable – reds, yellows, purples, etc. Can get to 5’ tall in rich soil or 3’ or so in poor soil. Easy to grow.
Red-Flowered Salvia – (Salvia coccinea)
Beautiful, 3’ tall Salvia – once you plant this, you will have it always as it readily self seeds – sometime wintering over as well. Draws
hummingbirds and butterflies. Likes sun and a well-drained soil. Flowers from early summer until hard frost.
Surprise Lilies, August Lilies, Naked Ladies, Hurricane Lilies – (Lycoris squamigera)
Distinctive strap-like foliage in early Spring that dies down in early June. Flowers emerge on leafless, knee-high scapes in August – pink,
dramatic. Our plants are blooming size. Clumps multiply over time and can be divided periodically.
American Hazelnut – (Corylus Americana)
Native Eastern North American shrub to 10’, Suckers to form a colony. Important wildlife food – also edible for people. Immune to Eastern
Filbert blight. Zones 5-9
Bald Cypress – (Taxodium distichum)
Good yard tree on the South side of the house as there is very little twig mass in the winter. Very little clean up in the fall. Native tree to 80’
tall. Tolerates wet conditions but does not require it.
Camellia sasanqua (hybrids)
Fall blooming camellias, seed grown. Would benefit by sheltered microclimate and partial shade.
Camellia, Oil-Seed – (Camellia oleifera)
Hardiest Camellia – flowers in November/December, matures at 8-10’ fall with small white flowers which continue to open blooms even after
a hard freeze (25º)
Dwarf Red Buckeye – (Aesculus pavia)
Native shrub to small tree to 15 feet +/-. Bright red flowers in April/May. Striking in the landscape. Pretty much trouble free. Nuts are eaten
by wildlife. Zones 5-8
Eastern Red Cedar – (Juniperus virginiana)
Native evergreen tree. Performs well on poor soil and is drought tolerant once established
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