Abelia is an easy-to-grow shrub loved for its fragrant, trumpet-shaped white flowers that appear on the plant on and off from late spring to early autumn. The leaves contrast nicely against ...
A dramatic addition to the perennial garden, acanthus (also sometimes called bear's breeches) shows off lustrous, dark green foliage that has a coarse texture which contrasts other perennial...
African mask -- also called Alocasia Poly -- is a stunning houseplant. The dark, shield-shaped foliage is accentuated by white veins running throughout the leaves. The plant will flower oc...
This lovely plant is sometimes referred to as anise hyssop or hummingbird mint because of its aromatic foliage. The violet-blue bottlebrush-like flower spikes, which appear in summer and au...
Ajuga is a quick-spreading groundcover suited to partly sunny or shady gardens. A multitude of varieties allows for the choice of green, purple, or multi-colored foliage. All varieties have ...
Allamanda comes from South America and is a flamboyant tropical shrub often grown as a vine. In warm-winter areas, it's a fast grower and flowers profusely all summer and autumn. In cold-win...
Aloe vera or
is a semitropical succulent plant grown as a houseplant in most of North America. (It can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas.) As a houseplant, it'...
Alstroemerias are best known as cut flowers, where their rich colors and lovely veining grace vases and floral design for two weeks or more. But these plants can also be grown in the garden....
Alternanthera is an ideal plant for adding a bold splash of color to the front of the border or in beds and containers. 'Red Thread' and 'Brazilian Red Hots' are two of the varieties you're ...
Aluminum plant is an easy-to-grow houseplant that offers silver-splashed leaves. It's a wonderful accent to other houseplants, but makes a great centerpiece on its own, especially when grown...
Angelonia or Summer snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia)
One of the best container plants for hot, sunny spots, angelonia shows off for months with beautiful spikes of purple, pink, or white flowers. It's a strong performer in containers as well a...
Anthuriums are cheery, exotic plants that offer glossy, green heart-shaped leaves topped by heart-shaped pink, red, or white long-lasting flowers. Happily, they'll bloom almost all year long...
Aralia [Ming, Fabian]
Aralias are a genus comprised of about 40 different species of ornamental shrubs and evergreen trees. Grown indoors for over a century,they are a favorite because of their feathery leaves an...
Arbicola, also called dwarf umbrella plant, is a popular houseplant because it's easy to grow (it tolerates a range of growing conditions) and adds fun texture with its divided hand-like lea...
A small, tidy plant, it covers itself with adorable bobbing pink flowers. It's a charming groundcover, edging plant, or rock garden feature. When planted in large groups, it forms a mat of a...
Excellent choice for dry locations or sunny areas with poor soil conditions. Gorgeous silver, fern-like foliage adds a cool sparkle to the landscape. A perfect contrast to green plants or br...
Asparagus densiflorus [Asparagus Fern, Sprengeri Fern]
The Asparagus Fern looks like a fern, but it is not considered a true fern since it does not reproduce using spores. The apple green color of the Asparagus provides a great contrast with oth...
Asplenium nidus [Bird's Nest Fern]
The Bird Nest fern offers a unique and fun look to any room in the home. Its ruffled edges and wavy leaves make it an attractive centerpiece for any area or container plant arrangement. Lik...
Dependable selection produces a mass of daisies. Provides a welcome burst of color to the late season landscape. The flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for mixed borders an...
Aster [Purple Henry]
Asters are a beautiful choice for late summer and fall color. Purple Henry 1 produces a bright purple flower. It is a early, double flowering plant with a medium growing intensity and a c...
Orchid–purple plumes fade to lavender as the flower matures. Form of the spent flower remains strongly architectural in the garden for several months....
Autumn fern, also called Japanese shield fern, is an attractive evergreen fern that offers a beautiful fine texture to shaded and woodland gardens. It stands out from other ferns because the...