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2016 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
GAILLARDIA
(Blanket Flower) “Arizona Red
Shades”
Gaillardia 'Arizona Red Shades'
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 3-10
SUN
Height: 8-12 inches. Width: 12-16 inches
Tea of root for gastroenteritis, chewed powdered
root applied to skin disorders. Sore nipples of
nursing mothers bathed in tea made from the plant,
also used for sore eyes. Masses of large, deep red
blossoms are produced all summer, even under hot
and dry conditions. Very floriferous. Occasional
yellow accents and centers as tips mature.
GAURA "ROSY JANE"
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Rosy Jane’
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-9
SUN
Compact grower to 24 in. tall and wide.
"Wand flower" This North American wildflower is a bushy, clump-
forming, vase-shaped perennial with lance-shaped or spoon-shaped,
toothed leaves on slender, wand-like stems. Leaves may be occasionally
spotted with maroon. Loose panicles of 4-
petaled white flowers open only a few at a time and fade slowly to pink,
blooming from late spring to early autumn.Well-drained, fertile, moist soil
is preferable, but will tolerate drought and partial shade. Remove spent
flowers to prolong blooming period. Close planting or support from
neighboring perennials is beneficial. May be cut back by half in late
spring to control size "Rosy Jane is a superior selection for its
exceptionally low branching, compact habit and airy white flowers edged
with bright picotee pink.
GERMANDER
Teucrium chamaedrys
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
SUN
1 ft. to 3 ft. X 6 in. to 12 in
Showy edging plant with glossy dark green leaves
and rosy flowers. Infusion quiets upset stomach
and promotes appetite. Once enjoyed considerable
reputation in the treatment of gout and snakebites.
GOJI
Lycium Barbarum
HARDY PERENNIAL - ZONES 2-7
SHRUB
SUN/PART SHADE
Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Studies have shown that the little berry from the
Goji shrub is one of the most nutritious and
powerful foods in the world! Goji, from the
Himalayas, is packed full of antioxidants, amino
acids and essential fatty acids.
HEARTSEASE
Viola tricolor
PERENNIAL ZONE 4-9
SUN – PART SHADE
Height: 6-12 in. Width: 6-12 in.
(Johnny-jump-up)Old English favorite. Charming
purple, lavender and yellow flowers held former
romantic connotations between courting couples.
Flowers are edible. Medicinally for dropsy,
respiratory catarrh and skin eruptions.
HELIOPSIS
Heliopsis helianthoides
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 4-9
SUN
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread1 ft. to 3 ft
This clump-forming perennial bears striking,sunflower-like
yellow blooms on long stalks from midsummer to early
autumn. Tolerates drought, but does better if regularly
watered. Tolerates wide range of soils, including poor
ones. Tolerates some light shade, but plants grown in too
much shade tend to require support. Remove spent
flowers to extend the blooming season. Attracts butterflies!
HEUCHERA ‘CHAMPAGNE’
(CORAL BELLS)
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-9
SEMI SHADE – SOME SUN
Height: 10-12 inches. Width: 12-14 inches
Heuchera make excellent foliage plants for sun to part
shade gardens.Most flowers are not as impressive as the
foliage, but they do add a second level of interest.Leaves
are medium-sized and change from peach to gold to
champagne-gold over the season and feature a
strong white veil overlay. Free-flowering maroon stems
with light peach flowers most of the season. Protect from
hot afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorch.Alum-root, as its
name would indicate, is a powerful astringent of such
intensity as seldom to be administered internally.
HIBISCUS
Hibiscus palustris
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 5-11
SUN
Height from 2 1/2' to 6' and older plants can reach a
Width of up to 3'
NATIVE PLANT
A mid to late summer bloomer, also known as Rose
Mallow, or Swamp Mallow. It produces large and showy
disc-shaped flowers. The plant habit is bushy enough to
give a shrub like appearance.A 2008 USDA study
shows consuming Hibiscus Tea lowers blood pressure
HOPS
Humulus
HARDY PERENNIAL VINE ZONES 3-8
SUN – PART SHADE
VINE
Well known flavoring for beer. Important
medicinally for its calming effect. A pillow
stuffed with hops flowers will overcome insomnia.
Tall, fast growing vine.
HOREHOUND
Marrubium vulgare
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-8
SUN
24-36 inches high; 20 inches wide
Horehound candies, once the sovereign
remedy for coughs, are still remembered by
some. Infusion is useful for weak stomach,
lack of appetite and persistent bronchitis
Annabelle Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
HARDY PERENNIAL SHRUB-ZONES 4-9
Partial sun
Fast growing to 5 ft. tall and wide
Stunning pure white flowers, much larger than the species- up to 12
inches across! Flowers appear in late spring to summer, often
continuing into fall. Strong, straight stems hold the huge flower heads
up well, despite heavy rain. This full, lush shrub needs plenty of room
to show off its spectacular beauty. The root and rhizome (underground
stem) are used to make medicine. Hydrangea is used for urinary tract
problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate;
enlarged prostate; and kidney stones. It is also used for hay fever.
HYSSOP
Hyssopus officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN
Height: From 1 to 8 feet. Width: 2-3 feet
Slightly bitter leaves are finely chopped on salad,
game meats, soups and stews. Helps digestion.
Essential oil used in perfumery. Showy spikes of
blue flowers.