My “Plants In the Yard” List


Perennials
achillea millefolium – Yarrow, ‘Desert Eve’ lt. yellow, gold, rust red
Agastache 
giant hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’ native/hybrid
anemone Japanese fantasy ‘Pochahontas
aster – purple
Artemisia
bee balm – Monarda didyma full sun – attracts hummingbirds
Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’ – Ladies Purse
campanula – ground cover – purple *flowers attract hummingbirds – bellflower
Ceanothus – Victoria
cistus x heterocalyx – Rock Rose ‘Chelsea Bonnet’
clematis
columbine
comfrey
coreopsis – Tickseed pale yellow flowers
Daisy – Yellow Shasta, Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’ semi-double flower,
Yellow to pale
Denver daisy Black Eyed Susan
Shasta daisy ‘Aglaya’ Chrysanthemum superb – white
delphinium
dianthus – red+white, white, silver pink
dicentra – bleeding hearts
echinacea
fushia ‘Jollie Nantes’ Aretes upright deep purple/red
‘Arroya /grande’ Aretes Upright white/red
‘checkerboard’ red/white upright
gaura
Double Alpine Geranium – small groundcover
heather ‘Silver Knight’ calluna vulgaris
hosta – ‘Dream Queen’ plantain lily
Anise hyssop ‘Purple Haze’ *flowers attract bees
lantana ‘Bandana Peach’
lemon balm
Lobelia x speciosa – Starship Red
penstemon *flowers attract butterflies
‘Raven’ to 36″
phlox white *flowers attract butterflies
polemonium Jacob’s Ladder
primula – primrose
Orchid primrose to 16″
* physostegia – false dragonhead – 3 to 4 ft tall
rockfoil
landscape rose ‘Mango Salsa’ compact 2′x2′
rhubarb
Saxifraga – compact ground cover, white, red or pink flowers
russian sage – aromatic foliage, purple flowers
salvia
‘Mystic Spires’ purple flowers
‘Coral Nymph’ coral and white (hugely adorable! attractive to hummingbirds)
‘Amlstad’ deep purple to 36″
Japanese sedge ‘ice dance’
sedum
stachys – lamb’s ears
thrift – *flowers attract butterflies
tolmiea
trillium
verbena

Annuals
allysum
borage
cosmos
forget-me-nots
Gazania splendens full sun, tolerates poor soil and drought
lobelia
marigolds
nasturtium – Alaska varigated
pansy
petunia
poppies
violets
viola cornuta – penny peach and orange

Culinary Herbs
basil
chives
Lavender – Grosso, English, Hedcote, Pink, Richard Grey (dark purple-blue)
Mint – Chocolate, spearmint, peppermint,
Oregano
Parsley – curly, flat
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme

Vegetables
onions
radish
kale
swisschard
mustard spinach
sugar pea
tomato
red green zebra
Siletz
 – 70-75 days. “Siletz is one of the most reliable slicing tomatoes you can grow. Coming in just ahead of Oregon Spring, with a nice flush of 4-5 inch deep red fruit that weigh 7-10 ounces. The flavor-packed red tomatoes are nearly seedless. Expect several bursts of ripe tomatoes as the season progresses. Vigorous determinate plants are parthenocarpic.” Bred by Dr. Jim Baggett of Oregon State University. F1, V.
Green beans, bush
garlic
cucumber
red potato
eggplant

Groundcovers
ajuga Bugleweed
Cymbalaria Aequitrilobia – shade loving stepable – Kenilworth ivy/pennywort
sedum
Silver Carpet – Dymondia margaretae – silver-gray foliage yellow flowers
Super Star Creeper – tiny stepable
sweet woodruff – Gallium odoratum, Native to PNW – shade
laurentia Blue Star Creeper – tiny pale blue flowers

Shrubs
azalea
blueberry – Sunshine Blue, Toro, Legacy, Bluette, Chandler
camellia
camellia (tea bush)
clematis
currant
holly
honeysuckle
hydrangea
huckleberry
jasmine
lilac
mahonia aquifolium – Oregon grape
nandina – berries considered toxic to animals
Oregon grape
pieris
rhody
rose
spirea
syringa philodelphia lewisii
salix – willow
thimble berry
yew – taxus x hicksii – berries considered toxic to animals – shade

Grasses
bamboo
zebra grass
Japanese Forest Grass ‘Albo Striata’ – part sun
Gold Sedge ‘Bowles Golden’ – shade

Trees
Mountain Ash
Cedar
Douglas Fir
White Fir
Gum
Hemlock
Japanese Maple
Maple
Jonathan Apple – from 1804 Connecticut_to_Ohio or 1826 Woodstock New York originated from an Esopus Spitzenburg seedling

Flowering Bulbs
daffodils
tulips
lilies
grape hyacinth
dahlia Dahlinova Hypnotica Dark Knight – deep red

Leave a Reply