Charts//Calendars


I.  Xeriscape Charts


Table 1: Xeriscape Plants (zones 7 - 8)                                                                                   
Butterfly weed, Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis Linearis 'Bubba')
Iris, Japanese water iris (Iris Ensata)
Lantana Caprice (Lantana camara “Pink Caprice')
Dwarf Max Myrtle, Dwarf Candle-berry, Bayberry, Waxberry, Wax-Myrtle, Dwarf Southern Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera var. pumila (Myrica pusilla))
Juniper Witchita blue (Juniperus scopulorum ' Wichita Blue')
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium? x Artemisia arborescens? 'Powis Castle')
Spanish Bayonet Yucca, Aloe Yucca (Yucca aloifolia)
Climbing Pinkie Rose (Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie' pol, p, 1952, EK-Earth Kind winner 1952)
Pink Flowered Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Rosea')
'Homestead Purple' Verbena (Verbena canadensis)
Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)
Mound Lily Yucca (Yucca gloriosa Spanish Dagger)
False Red Yucca (Hesperaloe Parviflora (Tott.) J. M. Coult)
Hot Lips Sage (Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips')
Moss-rose Purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)
Giant Hyssop (Agastache)
Island sea oats (Chasmanthium Latifolium)


Many of the Xeriscape plants appear as though doing quite well during the drought.



Table 2: Vitex Garden (Blues)                                                                                              
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii Gray)
Daylily 'Little Wart' (Hemerocallis 'Little Wart')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lullaby Baby')
Vitex
Joseph's Lily
Hardy Hibiscus 'Pinot Noir'
Indian Hawthorn 'Clare' (Rhaphiolepis indica)
Butterfly Blue, Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue')

Gold Lantana (Lantana camara)Golden Dewdrop, Pigeonberry, Skyflower (Duranta erecta)

Lambs Ear 'Von Stein' (Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein') Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)



II.  Pollinator Charts

Table 3: Pollinator Habitat Plants USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - to increase pollination in an apple orchard
Nodding onion or lady's leekAllium cernum(Amaryllis family)
Dill BouquetAnethum graveolens(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Golden AlexandersZizia aurea(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Purplestem angelicaAngelica atropurpurea(Celery, carrot or parsley family)
Laceleaf TickseedCoreopsis lanceolata L.(Aster Family)
Michaelmas Daisy or New England AsterSymphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.), formerly Aster novae-angliae L.(Aster Family)
Rough Blazing StarLiatris aspera(Aster Family)
Yellow Coneflower, Pinnate Prairie ConeflowerRatibida pinnata (Vent.) Barnhart(Aster Family)
Missouri IronweedVernonia missurica(Aster Family)
Riddellii's GoldenrodSolidago riddellii(Aster Family)
Spotted geranium, Wild geranium, CranesbillGeranium maculatum L.(Geranium Family)
Bee balm or Wild bergamotMonarda fistulosa(Mint Family)
Yellow Giant HyssopAgastache nepetoides(Mint Family)
Texas sageSalvia coccinea(Mint Family)
Beaumont's Culver's Root, Virginia Culver's RootLeptandra virginica, Veronica virginica(Plantain Family), (Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae))
ThimbleweedAnemone virginiana(Buttercup or crowfoot family)
Shrubby cinquefoilPotentilla fruticosa(Rose Family)
Wild strawberryFragaria virginiana(Rose Family)
MeadowsweetSpiraea alba(Rose Family)
Purple-Throated MulleinVerbascum chaixii(Fgwort family)
Hairy penstemon, Hairy beardtonguePenstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd.(Figwort Family)

Table 5:  Pollinator Habitat, Native Plants USDA Hardiness Zone 10   - To increase use of native plants  for pollinators                            
Family Botanical Name Common Name Height Color Season
Aster Achillea millefolium  Yarrow  3'  Varies  April-August
Aster Encelia californica  Coast Sunflower  5' Yellow Feb-June
Aster Erigeron glaucus  Seaside Daisy  2'  Pale Blue  Jan-August
Aster Leptosyne gigantea  Giant Coreopsis  4'  Yellow Jan-May
Cleome Peritoma arborea  Bladderpod  4'  Yellow  Nov-June
Dogbane Asclepias fascicularis  Narrowleaf Milkweed  2'  White/Pink  May-Sept
Figwort Penstemon heterophullus Foothill Penstemon 3'  Blue/Red/Purple Yr Round
Honeysuckle Lonicera subspicata  Southern Honeysuckle  Vine  Yellow  May-August
Iris Sisyrinchium bellum Blue Eyed Grass  2'  Blue March-May
Knotweed Eriogonum rubescens  Channel Island Buckwheat  3'  Pink Summer
Lopseed Diplacus aurantiacus  Sticky Monkey Flower  3'  Orange May-August
Mints Salvia apiana  White Sage  6'  White April-July
Mints Salvia spathacea  Hummingbird Sage  3'  Red Feb-July
Mints Trichostema lanatum  Woolly Blue Curls  3'  Violet  May-August
Poppy Eschshoizia californica California Poppy  1'  Orange/Yellow April-July
Stonecrop Dudleya edulis  Ladyfingers  1'  White/Pink  May-July
Stonecrop Dudleya pulverulenta  Chalk Dudleya  1'  Red May-July

III. Extend the Season Charts
Irises: Arranged in the chart by first to bloom (x), 
and height (y). 
Each iris will have a bar representing it's color.


 IV. Calendars
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1 zone 7b
Flowering: Larkspur,  
Abelia, ruelia, datura, rock rose, lantana, roses, blackfoot daisy, sea oats  +++
2
Parsley, cilantro asparagus,and winter greens going to seed.

Harvesting: peas, green beans, tomatillo
3
First:
daylily
4
Welcome Visitors:
hummingbird, hummingbird clearwing moth (abelia, larkspur), black swallowtail, bees +++

5
Container plantings: sedums, Bidens ferulifolia sun drops, coleus, sweet potato, Echeveria, Senecio 
6
First 
patty pan squash bloom








7
8
1st: 
Morning glory, 
9
Harvest:
cherry tomatoes, bean
10
First:
Marigold, tickseed
11
12
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15
16
17
First:
Gaura, nasturtium,
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Mother's Day






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V. Cultivar Charts

Table 7: Baptisia Cultivars  (article link)                                                                         

Family
Botanical NameCommon Name
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia albaWhite wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia albescensSpiked wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australisBlue false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis decadence ‘Carolina Moonlight’Carolina Moonlight false Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis decadence ‘Cherries Jubilee’Cherries jubilee false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis decadence ‘Dutch chocolate’Dutch chocolate false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis decadence ‘Pink Truffles’Pink truffles false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis decadence ‘Purple Smoke’Purple smoke false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis Midnight  ‘Prairieblues’Midnight prairieblues false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis Solar Flare  ‘Prairieblues’Solar flare prairieblues false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis Starlite ‘Prairieblues’Midnight prairieblues false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia australis Twilite prairieblues seriesMidnight prairieblues false indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia bicolorFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia bracteataLongbract wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia calycosaFlorida wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia cinereagrayhairy wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia deamiiDeam's wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia fragilissee Baptisia x sulphurea
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia fulvaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia intermediaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia leconteiFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia macilentaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia megacarpaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia microphyllaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia nuttallianaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia perfoliataFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia pinetorumFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia serenaeFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia simplicifoliaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia spaerocarpaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia strictaFalse Indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia sulphureaSulpher wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia tinctoriaYellow wild indigo
FabaceaeLegumeBaptisia arachniferaHairy false indigo


Table 8: Hydrangea  Cultivars      Article link                                                              
Type Scientific Name Size
Snowball ANNABELE Hydrangea arborescens   
Snowball ANNABELE Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' 3-9'
       
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla   
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla "Cityline Rio"  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla "Kastien"  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Edgy Hearts" 5-9'
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever and Ever White Out"  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla  'Endless Summer'/'Twist and Shout'  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy '  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cityline Mars'  
Mophead BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla normallis  
  BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation'  
  BIGLEAF Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'  5-9'
       
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata   
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace’  
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Burgundy Lace’  
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight’ 3-9'
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb’   
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' 3-9'
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond  
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky' 3-8'
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique’  
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' 3-9'
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'White Moth’  
  PANICLE Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire  
       
  CLIMBING Hydrangea petiolaris   
       
  OAKLEAF Hydrangea quercifolia   
  OAKLEAF Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' 5-9'
       

Table 9: Boxwood Cultivars    (Article link)                                                                      

Common Name
American boxwoodB. sempervirens 'Arborescens'
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Agram’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Alyce’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Anderson’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Angustifolia’
BoxwoodB x ‘Antzam’ Antarctica
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Appalachian Pyramid’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Arabeske’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Arborescens’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Argentea’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Argenteo-variegata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Asheville’
BoxwoodB x ‘Bailey’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Belvedere’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Bentley Blue’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Blauer Heinz’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Broman’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Bullata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Clembrook’
Kingsville boxwood (Little leaf or Japanese boxwood)B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ also Henry Hohman's 'Kingsville Dwarf' (bonsai), Kingsville, MD nursery
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘David’s Gold’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Dee Runk’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Denmark’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Edgar Anderson’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Elegantissima’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Elizabeth H. Inglis’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. koreana ‘Escles’ 
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Fastigiata’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Faulkner’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Fiesta’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Filigree’ or ‘Franklin’s Gem’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Fleur de Lys’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Franklin’s Gem’ or ‘Filigree’
BoxwoodB x ‘Garrisoni’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Glauca’
BoxwoodB x ‘Glencoe’ Chicagoland Green
BoxwoodB x ‘Goddard College’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Golden Dream’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Golden Triumph’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Grace Hendrick Phillips’ 
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Graham Blandy’  
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Grand Rapids’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Grebor’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica  ‘Green Beauty’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Green Gem’
BoxwoodB x ‘Green Ice’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Green Jade’
BoxwoodB x ‘Green Mound’
BoxwoodB x ‘Green Mountain’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Green Pillow’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Green Pillow’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Green Prince’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Green Tower’
BoxwoodB x ‘Green Velvet’   
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Gregem’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Haller’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Handsworthiensis’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Handsworthii’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Harry Logan’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Helen Whiting’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Henry Shaw’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Hermann von Schrenk’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Herrenhausen’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Hollandia’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Jack Randolph’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Jensen’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica  ‘Jim Stauffer’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Joe Gable’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘John Baldwin’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Julia Jane’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Justin Brouwers’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Kingsville Dwarf’ also 'Compacta'
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Lace’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Langley Beauty’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Latifolia Macrophylla’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Latifolia Maculata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Latifolia’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Lawson’s Golden’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Liberty’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Marginata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Maryland’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Memorial’ 
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Meyers’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Morris Dwarf’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica  ‘Morris Midget’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Mount Bruno’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Myosotidifolia’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Nana’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Nela Park’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Nish’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Northern Emerald’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Notata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Ohio’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Paramus’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Parasol’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pendula’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Pincushion’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pioneer’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Ponteyi’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pride of Rochester’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Prostrata’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pullman’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pyamidalis’ 
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Pyramidalis Hardwickensis’
Harland's boxwoodB. harlandii ‘Richard’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla ‘Rococco’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Rosmarinifolia’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Rotundifolia’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Rungeana’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Ruth Randolph’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Salicifolia’
BoxwoodB x ‘Sanders Dwarf’ 
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Schmidt’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Sentinelle’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Shandy Hall’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Silver Beauty’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Staygreen’ aka ‘Sunburst'
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Suffruticosa’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Sunburst' or ‘Staygreen’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Sunnyside’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Tall Boy’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Tide Hill’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica ‘Trompenburg’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Truetree’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Undulifolia’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Valentine’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Vardar Valley'
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Verdant Hills’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Waterfall’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica ‘We Willie’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens‘Welleri’
BoxwoodB x ‘Willowwood’
BoxwoodB x ‘Wilson’
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica var. insularis ‘Winter Beauty’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla var. japonica  ‘Winter Gem’
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirensvar. insularis ‘Wintergreen’
BoxwoodB x 'Balearica 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwoodB. microphylla 'Bert Chandler’
BoxwoodB x 'Bodinieri
BoxwoodB x 'Conroe' '
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens'Myrtifolia’
BoxwoodB x 'North Star'
Harland's boxwoodB. harlandii
Henry's BoxwoodB. henryi
Common or European boxwoodB. sempervirens
Chinese boxwoodB. sinica 
Himalayan boxB. wallichiana






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