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Plant terms can be confusing. If you find yourself a bit perplexed, the glossary below may help. If I have missed any, please let me know.

Happy Planting!


Acidic Soil Soil with a pH of less than 7
   
Alkaline Soil Soil with a pH of greater than 7
   
Amendment Any material, such as compost or lime, that is mixed with existing soil to improve properties
   
Annual Plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season, then dies
   
Basal Foliage Leaves found near the base of the stem
   
Biennial Plant that completes its lifecylce in two growing seasons, then dies
   
Border A garden, usually containing a variety of plants, that is backed by walls, fences, or taller plants, such as, trees or shrubs
   
Compost Organic material used as a soil amendment
   
Crown Area on a plant where the stem meets the root, generally found at soil level
   
Cultivar Refers to a group of plants within a species that has slightly different characteristics, such as, flower color or size
   
Deadheading Removal of old, spent/dead flowers, may promote reblooming
   
Deciduous Refers to trees and shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally, usually in the fall
   
Division The process of splitting up plants, commonly performed on perennials
   
en masse Planting masses of the same plant to create a bold statement
   
Evergreen Plants that retain their foliage for more than one growing season
   
Fertilizer Organic or inorganic material added to the soil to encourage plant growth
   
Groundcover A plant that spreads to cover the soil surface
   
Growth Rate Slow: 3-6" per year, Moderate: 6-12" per year, Fast: 12-24+ per year
   
Habit General form or shape of a plant
   
Hardiness Zone Zones that provide guidelines to measure a plants ability to tolerate hot and cold temperatures
   
Herbaceous Non-woody plant that dies back to the ground every year
   
Invasive Plant A plant that spreads rapidly and may take over a garden bed
   
Loam Soil that is a mixture of clay, sand and silt
   
Mass Planting A planting where large numbers of the same plant are used to provide visual interest
   
Native Plant A plant that naturally occurs in a certain area
   
Node (leaf node) a joint on a plant stem
   
Perennial Plant that survives for 3 or more growing seasons
   
Pinching A technique used to promote fuller or shorter plants, often resulting in more flower heads
   
Rhizome an underground stem
 

Stamen

pollen producing structure, usually found within the center of the flower
Spathe Leaf like structure that encloses the flower
   
Taproot Main root of a plant, usually growing straight down
   
Variegated A plant whose green foliage is marked with another color, usually white or yellow

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garden style tropical

Tropical Garden Style, How To:

You do not have to live in the tropics to create this exotic landscape style.  Design a tropical garden simply by choose plants with fabulous foliage and big bold colorful blooms.  Below are some tips to get you started:

Define your space, determining what areas will be hardscape (i.e. patio, deck, pathways).  Be sure to create spots in your garden where you and your guests can relax and take in the view. 

Include a water feature (i.e. pond, fountain).  The sound of running water will enhance the tropical feel of your garden.  Prior to planting be sure to determine the size and location of the water feature.

NOTE:  Plan your garden views by looking out your windows.  Place focal points, such as a specimen plant, a piece of art, or pond, in locations that you can enjoy from indoors.      

Choose your plants.  Research what plants grow well in your area.  In colder areas you will need to use two types of plants.  Hardy plants and tender/annual plants.   

Hardy plants will be permanent and form the backbone of your tropical garden.  Included in this category are small trees, shrubs and hardy perennials.  Tropical gardens rely on foliage for year round interest, so choose plants with large, dramatic leaves that are colorful or provide interesting texture.  Plant in groups of odd numbers (i.e. three, five or seven), placing plants with contrasting color or texture next to each other.  Be sure to determine your hardiness zone prior to purchasing plants.

Tender/annual plants will be your transitional plants.  In colder climates you can only have a tropical garden for 6-9 months.  Instead of viewing this as undesirable, consider it an opportunity to create something new every year.  Plant showy annuals after the last frost.  Choose plants with big blooms and bright colors.      

Keep it simple.  Try to avoid the “plant one of each kind’ syndrome.  Instead choose plants that are hardy and easy to grow, and plant in mass.  Concentrated plantings will provide you with the jungle like experience you crave.

Plant Suggestions:

Hardy: 

Tender/Annual:  (many of these plants you will find in the houseplant section of your garden center)

 
                                                    Happy Planting!

 

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'Pink Lemonade' False Indigo

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

'Pink Lemonade' False Indigo

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Anemone Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Anise Hyssop 'Mango Tango'

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Anise Hyssop 'Rosie Posie'

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Armand Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Azalea 'ReBLOOM' Series

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Bearded Iris

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bee Delphinium

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7

Beedance Bidens

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 9 10 11

Begonia 'Little Lava'

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 10 11

Belladonna Delphinium

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 5 6 7

Bishop's Weed

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Blackberry Lily

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bleeding Hearts

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Bossa Nova Begonia

type:annual

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Boxleaf Honeysuckle

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Bugleweed

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Camellia October Magic Series

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 7 8 9

Carpathian Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Cherry Laurel

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 6 7 8

Chinese Astilbe

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Chinese Dogwood 'Elsbry'

type:tree

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Christmas Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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category:tropical

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

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category:tropical

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light:

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Clematis 'Viva Polonia'

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Brother Stefan

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Happy Jack

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Clematis Jolly Good

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Madame Maria

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis Still Waters

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Climbing Bleeding Heart

type:vine

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Climbing Hydrangea

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Climbing Hydrangea

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Columbine

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Common Bleeding Heart

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7

Common Sundrops

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Coneflower Big Sky Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Coneflower Butterfly Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light:

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Butterfly Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light:

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Butterfly Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light:

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Butterfly Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light:

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Cone-Fections Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Cone-Fections Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Coneflower Cupcake Collection

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Dixie Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Double Scoop Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Coneflower Dream Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Meteor Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Pow Wow Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Coneflower Praire Pixies Collection

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Prairie Pillar Collection

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Secret Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coneflower Sombrero Series

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Coneflower Sombrero Series

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Coneflower Supreme Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Coral Bells

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Coral Bells 'Grape Soda'

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Creeping Phlox

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Crocosmia 'Okavango'

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Crocosmia Nova Dragonfire

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Crocosmia Twilight Fairy Series

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9

Curtain Call Japanese Anemone

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Curtain Call Japanese Anemone

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Daffodil

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Dahlia Magnificent Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone:

Daylily

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Dead Nettle

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Digitalis Foxlight Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Dwarf Delphinium

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

Elephant Ear Gigante Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 8 9 10 11

False Indigo

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

False Indigo

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

False Indigo

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

False Spirea

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

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height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

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height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

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Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

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height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

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Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

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Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

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Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

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Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fire Dancer Sage

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Foxglove Digiplexis 'Illumination Raspberry'

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 7 8 9 10

Fraser Photinia

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Fringed Bleeding Heart

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Garden Phlox

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Garvinea Series

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11

Gas Plant

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Glory of the Snow

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Golden Bleeding Heart

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Golden Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Hardy Cyclamen

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7

Hollyhock

type:biennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Honeysuckle Sugar Mountain Blue

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-8 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6

Hydrangea Everlasting Series

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Japanese Spikenard

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Korean Rock Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Lady's Mantle

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Leadwort

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Lily of the Valley

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 5 6 7

Lily Turf

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Lungwort

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lupine

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6

Mimosa 'Chocolate Fountain'

type:tree

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:10-15 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9 10

Mondo Grass

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Monkshood

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6

Montbretia

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 6 7 8

Moss Phlox

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Myrtle/Periwinkle

type:vine

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Old Fashioned Weigela

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Ozark Sundrops

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7

Painted Arum

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Painted Arum

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Peachleaf Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Pearly Everlasting

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Peony

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Peppermint Willow

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 9 10 11

Peruvian Lily

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 7 8 9

Phlox 'Pink Profusion'

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7

Pigsqueak

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Plantain Lily

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Plantain Sedge 'Blue Ridge'

type:ornamental grass

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Rose Fired Up

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Saint John's Wort

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Salvia Summer Jewel Series

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Scarlet Sage

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone:

Senetti Pericallis

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 11

Shield Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6

Siberian Cypress

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Siberian Iris

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Silverberry

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-8 feet

zone: 6 7 8 9

Snowdrop

type:bulb / corm / tuber

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Soft Shield Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7

Spotted Bellflower

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Spurge

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Supertunia Picasso Series

type:

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 10 11

Sweet Autumn Clematis

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Tall Larkspur

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 5 6 7

Tassel Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Tester

type:

category:tropical

light:

height:

zone:

Trumpet Honeysuckle

type:vine

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Weigela 'Sonic Bloom' Series

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Weigela Ruby Fusion

type:shrub

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:3-4 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Western Sword Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Wild Ginger

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Wild Sweet William

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Wood Fern

type:fern

category:tropical

light: shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Woodland Phlox

type:perennial

category:tropical

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Zinnia Up Town 'Frosted Strawberry'

type:annual

category:tropical

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10 11