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Common Names: M

Phyllostachys bambusoides
magnolia, sweet bay
Magnolia virginiana
Makino bamboo; kei-chiku; gui zhu
Phyllostachys makinoi
Origanum vulgare
marsh marigold; cowslip
Caltha palustris
Mayapple; wild lemon
Podophyllum peltatum
Epigaea repens
mayflower, Canada
Maianthemum canadense
Passiflora incarnata
Spiraea latifolia
Meehan's mint; creeping mint
Meehania cordata
Pseudosasa japonica
milkweed, swamp
Asclepias incarnata
miniature !bamboo,
Pseudosasa owatarii pygmaea
mint, dotted
Monarda punctata
mist flower
Eupatorium coelestinum
mock orange
Philadelphus coronarius
Atrichum undulatum
Callicladium haldanianum
moss, common haircap
Polytrichum commune
moss, flowering
Phlox subulata
moss, reindeer
Cladonia species
Thymus serpyllum
mountain laurel; calico bush
Kalmia latifolia
mountain lover
Paxistima canbyi
mountain mint, hyssop-leaved
Pycnanthemum hyssopifolium
mountain-mint, hoary
Pycnanthemum incanum
mountain-mint, short-toothed
Pycnanthemum muticum
mulberry hybrids, white x red
Morus alba x rubra

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016


(Labiatae - thyme family)
About 300-400 spp. of pleasantly scented small shrubs or perennial herbs of Europe and Asia. Commonly grown as ornamentals in gardens and walks, most notable is T. vulgaris widely used as a seasoning herb. Well suited for bonsai. Thyme species are host plants by some Lepidoptera and Coleophora species of which C. niveicostella, C. serpylletorum and C. struella feed exclusively on thymes. They prefer a light, well drained soil, and plenty of sun. The following species tolerate dry soil and can be used as rock garden plants or ground covers for small areas.

doerfleri 'Elfin' 'Elfin' creeping thyme • ht 1-2" • zones 3-9

(creeping thyme)

new, container, fragrant, ground cover, rock garden, sun - part shade
e US

This low-growing, tiny-leaved, very aromatic creeper spreads slowly to form a dense, carpet-like mat. Bears petite lavender flowers in the late spring. Grows well in full sun or light shade but needs light, porous, well-drained soil. Does well in sandy soil. Excellent in rock gardens, containers, or between stepping stones. Will tolerate light foot traffic; releases it pleasant aroma when stepped on.

cat # 6G8GE
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea

praecox evgrn peren • ht 8" • zones 4-9

(creeping thyme)

Thymus praecox - May 31

edible, fragrant, ground cover, rock garden, dry - moist, sun

Long, trailing stems; small roundish leaves. The small, pinkish-purple flowers appear in summer.

cat # 6G8P
$8.95 each

serpyllum peren • ht 3-6" • zones 4-9


new, edible, fragrant, ground cover, rock garden, dry - moist, sun

This classic, low growing groundcover is often planted between the stones or bricks in garden paths for its beauty and sweet minty aroma. Can be used on for hanging down walls, but leaves have little aroma without bruising. Similar to garden thyme but smaller, mat-forming and deciduous. Produces masses of tiny purple flowers in whorls over an extended flowering period from late spring through summer and a golden flush with spring growth. Once established, it is not only drought tolerant, but prefers drier, low fertility soil. Wild thyme covers large areas of droughty, rocky soils in southern Europe, and similar landscapes in the Berkshire and Catskill mountains. Considered important honeybee plant. Greece is known for producing wild thyme honey. Can be used for cooking. Used medicinally an antiseptic and as a respiratory dilator.

cat # 6G8V
$8.95 each