Deciduous, Herbs, Shrubs
These are aromatic shrubs with tiny flowers and a sparse growth habit. Native to warmer parts of North and South America. Provide good drainage.
Native to Argentina, Chile. Legginess is its natural state; this is the herb that grew like a gangling shrub in gardens of long ago, reaching 6 ft. or taller and sprawling nearly as wide. Prized for lemon-scented leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Narrow leaves to 3 in. long are arranged in whorls of three or four along branches. Bears open clusters of very small flowers in summer.
Grow among lower plants to hide its legginess; or locate it against a wall or fence and pinch-prune to create interesting tracery. Can also be trained into a standard and tolerates clipping into a hedge. In colder climates, grow it as a houseplant (pinch frequently) and let it spend warm months outdoors.
From Japan. Dense, rounded growth 6–15 ft. (rarely to 30 ft.) tall and wide.You can remove lower...
Upright plant that grows to about 1 1/2 –2 ft. tall, with striking flowers that vary from fire-e...
Native to China. Given support, a twining vine that can reach 20 to 30 ft.; without support and with s...