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Purple Coneflower

Full sun to part shade

A well-behaved plant with bold six-inch wide, magenta-rose flowers; petals are horizontal, not pendulous. Attracts butterflies; perfect for the informal, nature-inspired garden. Excellent cut flower. Perennial.


Full sun

(Tuberosa & Incarnata)
Large, vanilla-scented flower clusters rise up among the long, lush leaves all summer long. Tolerates swampy, boggy conditions. An herbaceous perennial.

St. John’s Wort

Full sun to part shade

(Hypericum Prolificum)
Mass or group in the shrub border or native plant garden. Can be grown as a hedge. Also useful for stabilizing embankments.


Full sun

(Clinopodium Arkansanum)
The clouds of tiny flowers that cover calamintha plants in summer and fall attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

Shining Blue Star

Full sun to part shade

(Amsonia Illustris)
Clusters of powder-blue star-shaped flowers enhance finely textured bright green foliage. Use in sunny mixed borders, woodland gardens or mass plantings.

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Full sun

This is a native, tolerates poor rocky soil & heat, with a long blooming season of June to September.

Jericho Romaine Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

Attractive, bright light green for baby leaf. Fast-growing with thin petioles and leaves. Sometimes grown as a full-size head.

Nancy Butterhead Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

The medium green leaves are unusually thick and crisp, so the head is sturdy and holds well.

Win Win Bok Choy

Full sun to part shade

This white-stem, vase-shaped pac choi is bulky and uniform. 10-12″ tall. Similar to Joi Choi, just a little smaller and more compact.

New Red Fire Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

New Red Fire is relatively slow, but produces uniform, heavy heads of well-colored, frilly leaves

Crispino Iceberg Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

Medium-size, glossy green, firm heads. More uniform and less susceptible to twisted leaves than most iceberg varieties. High percentage of perfect heads, even when grown in less than ideal, warm and humid conditions.

Rouge d’ hiver Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

An old French romaine variety with medium-red tinted leaves and excellent flavor. Good regrowth. Tolerant to cold, but avoid hot weather.

Dragoon Romaine Lettuce

Full sun to part shade

Compact and uniform. Leaves are thick and have an excellent, crisp texture. Heads are very dense, hold well in the field, and can be attractively marketed with mini red romaines. Bolting and tip burn tolerant.

Red Russian Kale

Full sun to part shade

Stems are purple; leaves are flat, toothed, and dark green with purple veins. The plants mature medium-tall and leaves are tender compared to other kales.

Arugula Esme

Full sun to part shade

Similar to Surrey, but with a much rounder oakleaf. Also has an attractive, three-dimensional texture which allows for more air pockets in bagged salad mix.

Radicchio Indigo

Full sun to part shade

Indigo has been the most reliable radicchio in both our hot- and cool-weather trials. It is remarkably sure-heading, very tolerant to tipburn, and resistant to bottom rot. The firm, 4–5″ diameter heads are a nice burgundy color with good flavor

Mustard Mizuna

Full sun

An ornamental and edible mustard green with a sweet, mild flavor. Its deeply cut leaves are outstanding in salads. This slow-bolting mustard keeps producing when cut and stays mild. Flavor is rich when cooked.

Red Rain Asian Greens

Full sun to part shade

Red Rain mizuna has burgundy leaves with serrated edges, soft green ribbing, and a green underside.  Red Rain mizuna is a mild-tasting Asian green with peppery undertones, and its stems offer a firm and crunchy texture

Pluto Basil

Full sun

Mojito Mint

Full sun to part shade

(Mentha x Villosa)
This spectacular culinary herb provides the distinct, aromatic and complex taste to the celebrated beverage. Don’t let the name fool you, however, as the leaves may be used fresh or dried in a bevy of dishes and drinks from around the world.

Arp Rosemary

Full sun

Rosemary is a fabulous aromatic herb for arid gardens. It is a beautiful foundation shrub that provides year around coverage of utilities and footings.

Phenomenal Lavender

Full sun

(Lavandula x Intermedia)
Elegant, sweetly fragrant mounds of silver foliage yield purple-blue flower spikes with outstanding ornamental and edible qualities. 


Full sun to part shade

(Rumex acetosa)
Upright, bright green leaves have exquisite deep red veins. A colorful and unique addition to perennial borders and mixed container plantings. Herbaceous.


Full sun

Large, firm, sweet berries are bursting with flavor. Thornlesss, sturdy canes produce 2-4 quarts of glossy, juicy blackberries.


Full sun

(Ficus Carica)
An attractive deciduous tree with an intriguing winter silhouette. Produces very tasty, brownish purple fruit in late spring and again in late summer.

Santa rosa plum

Full sun

Elberta Peach

Full sun

(Prunus Persica)
Most popular of all peaches. This yellow freestone is juicy, ideal for eating, canning and freezing.

Bountiful Blueberries

Full sun

(Vaccinium Corymbosum)
An award winning variety with the bluest of foliage! Pink-blushed flowers produce a big crop of large, sweet, juicy berries on a compact, mounded shrub. 

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