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Common Name | Botanical Name

Anise tree

Illicium

Little-used but attractive clan of shrubs or small trees noted for thick, leathery, glossy leaves (ani...

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Anise-Scented Sage

Salvia guaranitica

Upright, branching plant to 4–5 ft. high and nearly as wide. Spreads by short underground runner...

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Coreopsis tinctoria 'Tiger Stripes'

Annual Coreopsis

Coreopsis tinctoria

Native to much of North America, the dramatic coreopsis tinctoria is slender, upright, 1 1/2 –3 ...

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Lobelia erinus

Annual Lobelia

Lobelia erinus

From South Africa. Popular, dependable edging plant 3 to 6 in. high. Compact forms reach 5–9 in....

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Annual mallow

Lavatera trimestris

Mediterranean native reaches 3–6 ft. tall and wide from spring-sown seed. Satiny flowers up to 4...

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Phlox drummondii

Annual Phlox

Phlox drummondii

Native to Texas. To 6–18 in. high, 10–12 in.wide,with erect, leafy stems more or less cove...

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Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume

Fallugia paradoxa

Native to mountains of medium and high deserts of California, southwestern U.S., northern Mexico. Grow...

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Apricot tree

Apricot

Apricot

Known botanically as Prunus armeniaca, this stone fruit originated in China. It can be g...

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Sphaeralcea ambigua, photo courtesy of Steven A. Gunther

Apricot Mallow

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Native toUtah, Arizona, Nevada, California,and Mexico. Grows to 3–4 ft.tall, 2–3 ft. wide, with manyst...

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Arborvitae

Thuja

Neat, symmetrical plants often trimmed into geometrical forms—globes, cones, cylinders. Juvenile...

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Actinidia kolomikta

Arctic Beauty Kiwi

Actinidia kolomikta

Most kiwi vines are grown for delicious fruit (see Kiwi to learn about them), but this eastern Asian s...

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Arctic Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum arcticum

Native to Alaska. Very hardy fall bloomer. Forms foot-wide clump of spoon-shaped, leathery, usually th...

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