Plant Name: Centranthus ruber Common Name: Jupiter’s Beard ( aka: Red Valerian) Plant type: Perennial Height: 1 ft – 3 ft Spread: 1 ft – 2 ft Bloom Time: May Flower Color: ‘Ruber’ – Pale to Deep Rosy Red, ‘Albus’- White Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Soil Requirements: Well Drained Soil- Prefers Alkaline Soil Water Needs: Medium Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies & other insects, Showy Flowers, Good Cut Flower, Fragrant leaves. Note: Easy to grow, Self-seeds freely, Reported as “suspected” on the Oregon invasive plant list! Uses: Containers, Rock Garden, Mixed Flower Bed Native to: Europe, Northern Africa, Asia Minor USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Plant Name: Cobaea sandens Common Name: Cup & Saucer Vine
Family: Polemoniaceae Plant type:Sub-tropical Vine (annual below zone 9) Height: 10-25 feet Bloom Time:Seasonal (In a greenhouse it flowers year round) FlowerColor: Violet or White Exposure:Full Sun Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, good drainage Water Needs: Medium Attributes:Showy Bell Flowers, Fragrant, Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies Note: Mexico native, flowers last 4 days, Circa 1828 ~ RHS Award of Garden Merit Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost.
Uses: Garden wall, Fence and Trellis plant, Container plant with adequate support, USDA Zone: 9-11
Check your local nurseries and garden center for seeds and/or plants.
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Frost
Flowers: Large 4” – 5” Double Flowers
Plant Height: 30” – 48” tall
Vibrant Mixed Colors: Orange, Red, Yellow, White, Cherry, Pink, Scarlet, Purple
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Loamy – Well Drained
Attributes: Excellent Cut Flower, Easy to Grow, Long Lasting, Attracts Humming Birds & Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Very Showy especially in mass plantings, Terrific for Drying.
USDA Zone: All