Common name: King Palm
Botanical name: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
This is a beautiful palm which grows 40' or higher with a 10'-15' spread. The feathery leaves can grow 10' in length and are green above and gray beneath. It tolerates shade and can grow beneath tall trees for a long time if needed. It 's unique because it can be used as an indoor plant and will tolerate temperatures down to 28 degrees F.
Common name: New Zealand Flax, Wings of Gold
Botanical name: Phormium 'Wings of Gold'
The Phormium is a dwarf, growing to only 3'-4' tall. The stiff, vertical leaves are olive green in color with a cream yellow margin that has a red tint. It should be grown under full sun to light shade. It blooms rarely. This plant is deer resistant. It looks best with regular watering.
Common name: Daylily, D. Moon Hybrid
Botanical name: Hemerocallis 'D. Moon'
This Daylily has clear yellow blooms above handsome foliage. It has even bloomed in January!
Common name: New Zealand Flax, Purple
Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'
Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves can reach 5' tall. Leaves are purple red. Flower stems reach high above the leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" wide, dark red blossoms in spring and summer. Phormium can be grown in full sun or light shade. It looks better with regular watering. This variety is heat tolerant.
Common name: Mediterranean Fan Palm
Botanical name: Chamaerops humilis
Slow growing to 20' tall but very hardy, the Mediterranean Fan palm is clump forming with rich green foliage. It can be used as a good container subject. It does best in full sun or partial shade. Petioles have sharp spines.
Common name: Rainbow Warrior New Zealand Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Rainbow Warrior'
New Zealand Flax is an excellent accent plant for the garden. Evergreen leaves are long, narrow, and grow upright. Clusters of reddish yellow flowers grow on spikes above the foliage in late spring and summer on mature plants. This flax reaches 3'-4' tall, 5'-6' wide. The center of the leaves are darker salmon turning dark red during winter. With age, leaves turn cream colored. Leaf margins are dark green.
Common name: Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus hybrids
This evergreen reliable shrub will grow about 3'-4' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers (there is a white variety and dwarf varieties) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil. It needs full sun to bloom.