Germander is an evergreen shrub-like plant with small shiny green scalloped leaves. It flowers in mid to late summer with short spikes of rosy purple which are attractive to insects. Teucrium chamaedrys can be made into a short hedge in a formal garden setting because it takes trimming very well. Prefers a dry site.
Creeping Thyme forms a dark green evergreen mat that becomes covered with pinkish fuchsia flowers in early summer, Fall foliage is an attractive bronze. Great for stepping stone areas, and it prefers dry sites. Aromatic foliage.
Woolly Thyme has tiny grayish green leaves that look like they're covered with soft silky fur. Insignificant pink flowers are of use to honeybees, but the mat-forming foliage is what makes it good for paths and rock gardens. Needs a sunny well-drained site.
'Brandywine' Foamflower has beautiful light green leaves with distinct red center blotches. The flowers are lovely white spires held above the ground-hugging foliage, and they persist for up to 8 weeks in April and May. Tiarella cordifolia 'Brandywine' sends out short runners in both spring and fall, so it makes a good shade groundcover. The fall and winter color is an attractive bronze. Sinclair Adams of Dunvegan Nursery introduced this native beauty as a part of his Pennsylvania River Series.
PRN Preferred: An excellent dry shade groundcover, with wonderful flowers and foliage.
'Running Tapestry' Foamflower has white flowers in spring over bronze speckled green foliage. Tiarella cordifolia 'Running Tapestry' is a running form and makes an excellent woodland groundcover. A Jim Plyler (Mr. Native Plant) find in PA.
The pinkish white flowers of 'Candy Striper' Foamflower appear over deeply incised green leaves with dark maroon stripes down the center of each lobe. The foliage is just as showy as the flower and the bloom period extends from late April through May.
The white flowers of 'Jeepers Creepers' Foamflower are produced for a long time in spring and summer, and it has blackish purple markings on shiny lobed green foliage. Tiarella x 'Jeepers Creepers' is a creeping form.
'Pink Skyrocket' Foamflower has pink flowers in spring and summer over green foliage. It is a clump form which blooms for a long time. Its flowers are among the showiest of the Tiarellas.
PRN Preferred: The pinkest flowers on any Tiarellas we grow.
'Gilt Edge' Toad Lily has similar flowers to T. 'Samurai', but the foliage is distinctive with creamy yellow borders on the green leaves. The exotic orchid like blooms are pink and white with large purple spots and are produced from late summer to early fall along the stems. Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge' performs best in average to moist shade, expanding to form a wide showy patch. A Terra Nova introduction.