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Plant Descriptions: Beginning with Letter L 

BOTANICAL NAME

HEIGHT

SPACING

COLOR

SEASON

LIGHT

HABIT

Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride' FALSE LAMIUM Tolerant of most soils, but fastest growth occurs in rich moisture retentive fertile loam. A rugged but uninvasive ground cover with variegated foliage that persists into winter. Leaves are dark green, metallic silver and speckled, and leaps into view from dark areas with a healthy, sturdy appearance in neat mounds or as a ground cover. L. g. 'Variegatum' YELLOW ARCHANGEL is an extremely fast spreading plant with silver variegated leaves. Tolerant of some drought and dry shade it is best used where it can spread freely, and fills in even heavy partial shade where other plants will not.

Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'

8 in.

12 - 18 in.

yellow

spring

pSh

carpet root.

Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegatum'

8 in.

12 - 18 in.

white

l. spring

pSh-Sh

carpet rooter

Lamium maculatum SPOTTED DEAD NETTLE Grows well in most fertile soils, best in rich loam. Prefers consistent moisture and a cool position. Pleasing, glowing ground cover with beautifully variegated foliage for contrast or brightening up a shady position. Flowers nestle in the silver lined green leaves.

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'

8 in.

12 - 18 in.

pink

l. spring

pSh-Sh

carpet root.

Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'

4 - 8 in.

12 - 18 in.

orhcid pink

l.spring

pSh-Sh

carpet root

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

4 - 8 in.

12 - 18 in.

deep purple

spring

pSh-Sh

carpet root

Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'

8 in.

12 - 18 in.

pink

l. spring

pSh-Sh

carpet root.

Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

8 in.

12 - 18 in.

white

l. spring

pSh-Sh

carpet root.

Laurentia fluviatilis BLUE STAR CREEPER (Isotoma fluviatilis) Popular small-leaved groundcover forming low mats of round green leaves and tiny blue flowers. Useful for walkways and in between stepping stones, the woodland and rock garden. Prefers a slightly moist site, well drained and fertile soil. Fast growth rate.

Laurentia fluviatilis 'Solenopsis'

1 - 2 in.

12 in.

light blue

spr.-sum

Su-pSh

spreader

Lavandula angustifolia LAVENDER Valuable herb used as edging or foreground border plant, growing best in light loamy soil with excellent drainage. Demands average moisture. Pleasantly fragrant foliage, whitish gray-green and semi-evergreen, creates a fine foil for other flowers. Clip back this woody plant in spring to maintain a rounded form. Leaves are oblong and linear. The flowers are used in potpourri.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion'

16 in.

18 - 24 in.

blue

summer

Su

hummock

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

12 - 18 in.

18 - 24 in.

purple

summer

Su

hummock

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

12 - 18 in.

18 - 24 in.

lavender

summer

Su

hummock

Lavandula 'England'

1 - 2 ft.

1.5 - 2 ft.

violet

summer

Su

hummock

Lavandula intermedia (x) 'Grosso'

24 in.

2 - 3 ft.

violet

summer

Su

hummock

Lavandula intermedia (x) 'Provence'

30 in.

1.5 - 2.5 ft.

lt. lavendar blue

summer

Su

hummock

Leptinella squalida BRASS BUTTONS Form attractive mats of deeply cut fern-like foliage. Easy in any soil that does not dry out. Excellent evergreen groundcover for use along pathway edges and in between stones. Fast growth rate. Keep away from slow growing alpine plants that may be over run.

Leptinella squalida

1 - 2 in.

6 - 12 in.

green

e.summer

Su-pSh

spreader

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

1 - 2 in.

6 - 12 in.

green

e.summer

Su

spreader

Leptodermis oblonga LETPTODERMIS First collected in 1905 by Ernest Wilson, this compact member of the Rubiaceae (Coffea arabica) family has only recently been gaining popularity in cultivation.  Although slow to break winter dormancy, once this little shrub starts flowering in late spring it doesn’t stop until frost, offering a full season of bloom.  Their sweetly fragrant, tubular, lavender flowers seem to be a favorite of the hummingbird moth.  I have witnesses up to four at a time hovering over one plant, vying for the nectar filled flowers.  Leptodermis is dense and compact in habit making it suitable for the sunny perennial border.  Found in Northern China and the Himalayans.  Tolerant of most substrates but resents heavy or wet soil.

Leptodermis oblonga

12 - 18 in.

2 - 3 ft.

violet purple

l. spring re

Su

shrub

Lespedeza thunbergii BUSH CLOVER Spectacular when in bloom, this semi-shrubby plant with pea-like foliage, developes into an arching mass of wiry stems in summer. Great when grown on a bank or wall allowing the heavily laden flowering stems to wave out and become more visible. Flowers occur on new wood. Cut back to the ground in early spring prior to new growth. Can reseed, and sometimes root at stem nodes which lie on the ground. Average soil, good drainage.

Lespedeza bicolor 'Yakushima'

12 - 18 in.

2 - 3 ft.

pink

l.summer

Su

shrub

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Albiflora'

5 ft.

5 - 6 ft.

white

e. fall

Su

shrub

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'

5 ft.

5 - 6 ft.

crimson purple

e. fall

Su

shrub

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Fountain'

4 - 6 ft.

5 - 6 ft

clear pink

e. fall

Su

bush

Leucanthemum [Superbum Group] (Chrysanthemum superbum, C. maximum) SHASTA DAISY is a sound perennial in most moist soils, but prefers rich moist soils. Vigorous, bushy clumps of sturdy stems carry dark green, smooth, toothed and lance shaped leaves, and produce a long display of showy blooms. Dead-head to extend blooming season. Leucanthemum vulgare (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) OXEYE DAISY also grows well in rich, moist soil. Flowers one month earlier than shasta daisies. Spreads rapidly by the root and self-sown seed. Leaves are deep green, spoon shaped and toothed. These bright daisies are excellent for daisy pickers.

Leucanthemum 'Alaska'

2 ft.

12 - 18 in.

white

e. summer

Su

clump

Leucanthemum 'Becky'

3 ft.

18 in.

white

e. summer

Su

clump

Leucanthemum 'Snowcap'

14 - 18 in.

18 - 24 in.

white

e. summer

Su

clump

Leucanthemum 'Snow Lady'

1 ft.

12 - 18 in.

white

e. summer

Su

clump

Leucanthemum 'Switzerland'

30 in.

18 in.

white

e. summer

Su

clump

Leucanthemum vulgare 'May Queen'

2 ft.

12 - 15 in.

white

spring

Su-pSh

spreader

Lewisia BITTERROOT These plants form tight symmetrical rosettes with thick fleshy leaves. Although they are cold hardy, they need impeccable drainage in order to survive. Crown rot will be a problem if moisture accumulates around the plant. They will grow well in gravel and in stone walls.

Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum'

6 in.

10 in.

purple pink

spring re

Su

clump

Liatris spicata BLAZING STAR Grows in any garden soil demanding average moisture only, avoiding excessive winter wetness. The spiked inflorescences flower from top to bottom, and make good cut flowers. Leaves are green, grassy tufts. Radiant flowers that are showy when used in small groups are even more so in a large drift.

Liatris spicata

2 - 3 ft.

1 ft.

mauve pink

summer

Su

clump

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'

2 - 3 ft.

1 ft.

violet

summer

Su

clump

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'

12 - 15 in.

1 ft.

lavander

summer

Su

clump

Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket' LEOPARD PLANT A large plant with showy flowers soaring above the foliage. Used as a border specimen or planted in groups, they prefer a cool and very moist to wet site, even bog gardens. Finely toothed, leathery, heart shaped leaves. Loves deep, rich, moist, soil but will settle in ordinary garden soil when kept moist. If hot, better be in partial shade. L. dentata 'Othello', BIGLEAF LIGULARIA has 12 in. kidney shaped leaves with purple in them, with a fleshier texture in contrast to the finer, toothed texture and shape of L.'The Rocket' and L. przewalskii. L. przewalskii has more triangular shaped leaves than 'The Rocket'. All three prefer conditions described above.

Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'

4 - 5 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

yellow

summer

pSh-Su

clump

Ligularia dentata 'Othello'

3 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

orange

late summer

pSh-Su

clump

Ligularia przewalskii

4 - 5 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

yellow

summer

pSh-Su

clump

Ligularia tussilaginea 'Aureomaculata'

1 - 2 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

yellow

autumn

pSh-Su

clump

Lilium HYBRID LILY Well known and irresistible are lilies for gardens and bouquets. Require very well drained moist and fertile soil, deep and well mixed with humus and a fertilizer rich in potash and phosphate (low nitrogen). Lilies provide a floriferous spectrum of color within and above green, narrow and lance shaped foliage. Most important is the good drainage, especially for winter, and steady moisture for summer.

Lilium 'Casablanca' [ Oriental ]

30 in.

18 in.

white

summer

Su-pSh

erect clump

Lilium 'Mona Lisa' [Oriental ]

26 in.

18 in.

dark pink

summer

Su-pSh

erect clump

Lilium 'Stargazer' [Oriental ]

3 ft.

18 in.

crimson

summer

Su-pSh

erect clump

Lilium formosanum

6 - 7 ft.

18 in.

white w/ purple

lt. summer

Su-pSh

erect clump

Lilium longiflorum (x) asiatic [LA Hybrids]

36 - 40 in.

18 in.

various

summer

Su-pSh

erect clump

Liriope LILY TURF Ideal general ground cover, or edging plant, adaptable to any well drained soil, though moist and fertile is better. Prefers a light and porous soil. The evergreen foliage is sensitive to sunscald in winter and summer sunburn, so it is best to plant in partial shade. These grass like plants introduce dark greens, green to yellow green, and variegations of foliage to your garden. Cut back a bit in early spring before new growth. Liriopes actually clean the air of pollutants. Little flower clusters on stalks later bear black ornamental berries. L. muscari is valuable as a slow grower or in clumps, L. spicata as a more rapid colonizer with thinner blades.

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

15 - 18 in.

12 - 18 in.

violet

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Liriope muscari 'Majestic'

12 - 15 in.

12 - 18 in.

deep lilac

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'

12 - 15 in.

12 - 18 in.

deep purple

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Liriope muscari 'Variegata'

12 in.

12 - 18 in.

violet

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Liriope spicata

12 - 18 in.

18 - 24 in.

pale lavender

l. summer

Sh-Su

spreader

Lobelia siphilitica GREAT BLUE LOBELIA Will prosper and self-sow in moderately fertile moist garden soil with organic matter added. Treasured late season for its long lasting display. The green leaf is narrow at both ends and attached to the flower stem. L. cardinalis CARDINAL FLOWER has brilliant red spikes in summer. Best in moist, shady locations that retain moisture during dry periods. Hummingbirds seem drawn particularly to that red color of L. cardinalis. For lobelias, the brighter the light of the planting site, the more moisture will be required to obtain optimum results.

Lobelia cardinalis

3 - 4 ft.

1 ft.

red

summer

pSh-Su

clump

Lobelia 'Grape Knee-High'

22 in.

18 - 24 in.

deep purple

m.sum - m.fall

pSh-Su

clump

Lobelia 'Ruby Slippers'

3 ft.

1 ft.

ruby red

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Lobelia siphilitica

3 ft.

1 ft.

blue

l. summer

pSh-Su

clump

Lonicera sempervirens CORAL HONEYSUCKLE, RED WOODBINE Hardy, deciduous, climbing honeysuckle having narrow bluish green leaves with an abundance of large and brilliant flowers. All honeysuckle flowers change to a darker tint with age after pollination. Very attractive to hummingbirds. They give the best and most profuse flowering when pruned back in spring. A fragrant type of honeysuckle, L. s. 'Blanche Sandman' is a vigorous grower and more resistant to aphids than others. Continues to bloom on and off till frost. Forms brilliant berries.

Lonicera 'Harlequin'

8 - 10 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

rose-purple

may/july

Su

vine

Lonicera 'Mandarin'

20 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

dk red orange

l.spring -sum.

Su

vine

Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

10 - 20 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

red

spring re

Su-pSh

vine

Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman'

10 - 20 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

orange red

spring - fall.

Su-pSh

vine

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

10 - 20 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

pale yellow

summer - fall

Su-pSh

vine

Lupinus Russel Hybrids LUPINE These need deep lime-free soil. Stately plants with showy erect flower spikes and handsome, green, palmately compound leaves. They are outstanding among flowers, but at times tend to be short-lived and need to be replaced. A good stand of them close up or far away is absolutely spectacular!

Lupinus Russel Hybrids

3 - 3.5 ft.

18 - 24 in.

mix

l. spring

Su

clump

Lychnis coronaria MULLEIN PINK Will grow in any fertile soil but prefers light soils. Good border plant for its gray, wooly foliage that creats a handsome foil for the brilliant flowers. Short-lived, but self-sown plants grow quickly.

Lychnis coronaria

3 ft.

18 in.

red purple

summer

Su

clump

Lychnis coronaria 'Angel Blush'

30 in.

18 in.

soft pink

summer

Su

clump

Lychnis coronaria 'Gardener's World'

24 - 26 in.

18 in.

magenta red

summer

Su

clump

Lysimachia clethroides GOOSENECK LOOSESTRIFE Long, lance like leaves climb stems reaching 2 to 3 ft. Arching spikes are filled with many tiny flowers that give a gentle impression of a goose's neck (which way do the geese face ?). A good stand reminds one of a whole flock. This is a running plant for moist, rich soil, although not too picky! L. nummularia 'Aurea' CREEPING JENNY is a low, golden leafed, rooting carpeter, with little yellow cup flowers, which are fragrant. Vigorous in wet, though less invasive than the straight species. Becomes less yellow in too much shade. The flower color is better contrasted against the green leaves of the straight species, though the bright foliage of L. n. 'Aurea' always stands out. L. punctata 'Alexander' has cream edged leaves that create lasting garden value and provide an excellent foil for the golden flowers. Happiest in a moist location, it is more restrained in growth than the species.

Lysimachia clethroides

3 ft.

2 ft.

white

l. summer

pSh-Su

spreader

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

4 - 8 in.

24 in.

bright yellow

summer

Su-pSh

carpet root

Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander'

24 in.

18 - 24 in.

yellow

mid summer

Su-pSh

spreader

Lythrum LOOSESTRIFE While these plants prefer damp to wet and moderately fertile soil, they will grow well in any reasonably moist border location. They flower profusely for many weeks. The 6 - 12 in. spikes are filled with bright flower clusters. Green lance shaped leaves on tall stems add shape to the garden. These cultivars are not uncontrollably invasive like the straight species.

Lythrum salicaria 'Morden Pink'

3.5 - 4 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

pink

summer

Su

clump

Lythrum salicaria 'Robert'

2.5 - 3 ft.

2 - 3 ft.

bright fuschia

summer

Su

clump

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