Cacti and succulents, Perennials
Native to many parts of the world. Some are quite hardy to cold, others fairly tender; some are tiny and trailing, others much larger and upright. Fleshy leaves are evergreen (unless otherwise noted) but highly variable in size, shape, and color. Typically small, star-shaped flowers, sometimes brightly colored, are usually borne in fairly large clusters.Sedum rupestre
Native to Europe.Spreading, creeping plant growsto 16 in. high, 1 ft. wide. Narrow,light blue-gray leaves to1 in. long, closely set on stems;yellow summer flowers. Spreadsfreely; set plants 9–12 in. apartfor groundcover. ‘Angelina’ is agolden-leafed form; ‘BlueSpruce’ has needlelike foliagereminiscent of blue spruce.
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...
Native to Europe. Coarse,rather weedy garden plant to3 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, withfinely divided, br...
Native to Siberia. Sturdy, upright habitto 2–3 ft. high, 1 1/2–2 ft. wide.Dark green, oblong to lance-...