With a few annuals thrown in
This diverse group includes annuals, biennials and perennials. All that I grow I started from seed. They like full sun to light shade and self seed.
A lovely herb, with a wonderful lemony smell, but because of its bad habits I keep it restricted to a small area. The variegated form is not nearly as invasive as non-variegated, but it is hard to remove once established. That said, full sun and very well drained soil will make it happy.
Sun or shade in deep, fertile, well drained soil. Mostly the blue form is available but occasionall the white one shows up. It is not as robust as the blue. These self seed gently. Die back after blooming to return the next spring.
One of my favorite annuals. Occasionally self seeds here, but not reliably. Full sun.
Best in full sun and moist soil. Zones 4-8. Leaves smell minty. A large variety of colors.
Small plants, leaves reminiscent of a Tiarella or Heuchera. Pretty flowers mid-summer. Light shade makes it happy here in rather rich soil under the chestnut trees.
Full sun to part shade. Lovely blue flowers. Low growing - maybe even good as a ground cover in the right spot.
Summer flowering, full sun. Will enjoy tumbling over rocks. Appreciates good drainage.
Annuals, but self seed here and the 2 pictured below come true from seed, though they are late to reappear, sometimes not until mid-summer. Full sun to light shade.
OK, this isn't a perennial, but rather an annual, but it self seeds nicely so it always comes back regardless of its classification.
Evergreen perennial, grasslike, for sun to part shade. Well drained soil. Flowers in late summer followed by 'berries' in fall.
Good ground cover. Full sun and very well-drained soil.
Not quite hardy here, but fine just a bit farther south.
Evergreen, creeping perennials. Good for ground cover. The variegated forms are quite showy, unlike the over-used green variety. Will tolerate dense shade, but much happier with a little sunshine.
Perennials and annuals both grow here. The annuals seem to self seed, or most do. They like especially well-drained soil. The perennial types go dormant after flowering and reappear in the fall. Full sun for both kinds.
Full sun only for these. Well-drained soil a must. Some are evergreen here if the winter is not too bad.
Full sun and exceptionally well-drained soil. Lovely lavender flowers in late summer to fall.
Sun or shade in fertile, moist soil.
Flowers in February or early March, long before the leaves appear. Great 'guy' plants with its oversized leaves, some almost 3 feet across. Likes wet conditions and part sun, though it will grow in average soil and in part shade. They will wilt in the afternoon in full sun.
Summer flowering, full sun. Lots of colors, some with eyes.
Not the well known weed, but rather a lovely variegated version for the garden. Comes true from seed. Berries are poisonous. Sun or light shade.
Summer flowering tuberous perennials which produce slender, hoodlike spathes.
each with a quite long, curling spadix. Partial shade in rich, woodsy soil. Spreads by roots and seeds. Polyspout seems to be more of a clumpter.
Spring flowering with the flowers held under the 'umbrellas'. Semi-shade and moist, peaty soil. Can be propagated by seed.
Summer flowering. Prefers mostly sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
Spring or early summer flowering with 'bells' held under the arching stems. Shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Sun or shade in damp but well-drained soil. Some types can be invasive. We don't grow them or sell them. Those pictured are all quite well behaved, clumping types.
Blooms with a profusion of flattish to saucer-shaped flowers. Full sun, though a little afternoon shade will keep the darker flowers from fading. Well drained soil.
A huge group encompassing rock garden plants, full sun things and shady things, tall and short, spreading and clumping. All pretty, for sure.
Spring flowering, mainly blue, but also some in white and pink. Shade in moist, well drained soil, though we have sum in sull sun which self seeded there and are quite happy. May be evergreen over winter and get new leaves after flowering in the spring. Moist but well-drained soil.
A rather short lived perennial which blooms with blue tubular flowers in September.
Another big family of annuals, perennials and aquatics, some evergreen. Sun or shade in moist but well-drained soil. Mostly cheery yellow flowers in spring to early summer.
Full sun in rich, fertile, well-drained soil. Frost tender, but may self seed. Poisonous seeds.
Sort of looks like a Sanseviera for your garden. Green or variegated. Likes shade.
Full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Usually prickly stems. Sometimes yummy fruit.
Sun or light shade. Well-drained soil.
Seems to be able to grow most any place from sun to shade and sort of dry to the water's edge.
Sun and fertile, well-drained soil. A huge family with colors ranging from white, yellow, red purple, pink and blue in my garden.
A genus of one species of early spring flowering rhizomatous perennial.
Sun or semi-shade (shady seems better here).
Humus rich but well-drained soil.
Single and double flowered forms.
Stems have red sap when cut. Zones 3-9.
Perennial or small shrub. Aromatic foliage and buttonlike flower heads, each on a long stem. Sun and a not too rich , well-drained soil.
Summer flowering. Good for rock gardens, screes and banks. Sun and well-drained soil.
Insectivorous perennials. Pitchers fromed from modified leaves with hooded toops. Sun or part shade in peat and moss.. Keep very wet, except in winter when cool and slightly drier conditions are needed.
Lovely yellow flowers on a plant with slightly fuzzy heart-shaped leaves. About 18" tall. Late spring blooming.
Excellent for rock gardens. Nice as a ground cover. Zones 4-6. Most common ones we grow need light shade. Airy pink/white flowers.
Fleshy or succulent perennials. Most are semi-evergreen or evergreen. Good for rock gardens. Needs sun. Not too fussy as to soil.
Evergreen perennials that spread by short stolons and are grown for their symmetrical rosettes of oval to strap=shaped, pointed, fleshy leaves. Good for rock gardens, screes, and walls. Flowers are start shaped. Needs sun and gritty soil. Takes several years to reach flowering size. Rosettes die after flowering but leave numerous offsets.
Sun and fertile, well-drained soil. 5-petaled flowers.
Summer flowering. Short, lovely garden plants, to tall obnoxious weeds and
everything in between. Sun or light shade in any well-drained soil.
May self seed.
Grows in any well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Particularly tolerant of poor soils. Mostly with fuzzy leaves.
Vigorous, coarse perennials, best for the wild garden with the exception
of those pictures which are variegated and quite well behaved.
Sun or semi-shade and moist soil.
Shady well-drained soil. Umbrella shaped, deeply cut leaves.
Aromatic foliage, yellow flowers. Full sun in fertile, well-drained soil.
A Japanese species. White flowers. Comes true from seed.
Sun or light shade. Blooms spring through fall.
A genus of one species of spring flowering perennial. Good ground cover for a cool, semi-dhaded woodland gardens. Well-drained soil.
Often described as wanting full sun, but ours are most happy in light shade. Purple flowers and small, blue/green leaves.
Grown for its fluffy flower heads. Happy at the edge of the woodland garden. Some are quite tall.
Mat forming herb with wonderfully fragrant foliage. Good on banks, in rock gardens or between stepping stones. Can take light foot traffic. Sun and moist but well-drained soil. Flowers in various shades of white, pink and lavender.
Excellent ground cover, most of which spread by runners. Will tolerate rather deep shade. Likes a moist but well-drained soil.
Another genus of one species. Sometimes semi-evergreen. Good for cool woodland gardens. Shade in well-drained neutral to acid soil. The one pictured is often called Piggyback Plant because it makes baby plantlets on the tops of the leaves which can be rooted for new plants.
Sun or shade in fertile, moist soil. Fall flowering with sprays of tiny bead-like red flowers.
Fertile moist to dry soil in sun or partial shade. Self seeds and may become a bit invasive, though it is too lovely to avoid for that reason. Flowers in spring and usually sporadically throughout the growing season.
Late summer and autumn-flowering perennials. Purple/white/spotted/orchid-like flowers. Light shade. Needs humus-rich, moist soil.
Petals, sepas and leaves are all in whorls of 3. Excellent for woodland gardens. Full or partial shade and fertile, moist neutral to acid soil. Dormant after blooming.
Spring flowering perennials that thrive in moist woodlands. Semi-shade and peaty soil. Pendant yellow bell-shaped flowers.
Summer flowering. Tolerates shade, but prefers an open, sunny site and well-drained soil.
Mostly summer flowering in full sun and well-drained soil.
Yes, I know, it's a weed and I pull it out of the formal gardens, but I do love the color of the flowers.
Upright plants and ground covers. Sun and well-drained soil. Wide range of flower colors. Some spring blooming, other summer and fall.
Sun or shade in well-drained but moisture retentive soil.
Bold, sword-shaped leaves and tall spikes of flowers in early summer. Full sun is best but will grow in light shade. Well-drained soil.