Common name: Daffodil
Botanical name: Narcissus Assorted Varieties
Narcissus sp. is a spring-flowering bulb. They are permanent, increasing form year to year. Leaves are straight and flat or narrow and rushlike. Flowers are composed of right angled petals surrounding the trumpet in the center. Flowers usually face sun. Keep that in mind when selecting planting place.
Common name: Shiny Xylosma
Botanical name: Xylosma congestum
This medium-sized, mounding evergreen shrub with lustrous yellow-green foliage produces new growth that is tinted rosy-red. It has a growth habit that is loose, graceful and spreading.
Common name: Lamb's Ear
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina
This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.
Common name: Columbine
Botanical name: Aquilegia hybrids
Large, spurred flowers with clear colors of white, lavender, yellow, deep red and pink are borne on 2 1/2' tall plants. The strikingly beautiful blooms make good cut flowers. They require partial shade, well draining, moist soil. This lovely perennial is great in a woodland setting with ferns or Heuchera. It will go dormant in summer if water or heat stressed. Plants reseed.
Common name: Taiwan Creeping Blackberry
Botanical name: Rubus rolfei
This creeping evergreen shrub is an ideal groundcover for problem spots. The stems root as they creep along the ground. The foliage is attractively wrinkled and deeply veined. White, saucer-like flowers appear in summer. This shrub reaches 4" in height. It is originally from Taiwan.
Common name: Pink Watsonia
Botanical name: Watsonia strains pink
Watsonia pillansii is a beautiful perennial that grows 2'-3' tall. It does better in full sun. The pink flowers are up to 2" across and bloom from spring through fall. These bulb plants have green foliage that are long, sword-shaped and erect. These are low maintenance plants. Pink Variety
Common name: Potato Vine
Botanical name: Solanum laxum
This twisting vine will grow 25' in length and has deciduous, glossy green leaves with blue and white flowers that are in constant bloom.