Garden Zone A Plants


Dichrocephala integrifolia

A year-round plant known most for its medicinal purposes, the plant bears ray flowers that are slender, curved, and toothed. Its achenes, or small dry seeds, are small and smooth. The plant is believed to reduce swelling and redness of injuries, particularly inflammation in the lungs and eyes.



This plant is known for its beautiful bell-shaped flowers as well as its use for the medicine, digitalis, which helps reduce heart congestion. The texture of the leaves is wooly, due to its thin, grey hairs. The flowering stem develops in its second year of growth, often producing white, cream yellow, pink, or purple blossoms.


Sweet Mock-orange

With fragrant white flowers that bloom in early summer, the deciduous shrub is commonly used in landscaping as a backdrop. It contains toothed leaves and can grow up to 12 feet tall.


Corkscrew willow

With a medium to large size, the willow tree grows rapidly within a short life period. The leaves are narrow and curly, and the flowers may become catkins, a small cluster of flowers, in the early spring.


Chinese Snowball

The flower is green in colour at the beginning of its bloom, and later turns white. While it has no fragrance, the Chinese Snowball prefers to grow in a moist, acidic, and well-drained soil environment.


Orange daylily

The Orange daylily has orange flowers and young tubers, both of which may be eaten raw or cooked. The orange flowers can be dried and later added to Asian soups such as bone broth.



This plant grows from basal underground corms with long stolons. The flowering period extends from June to August. The fruit is a capsule, with small blackish and round seeds, and it can also be propagated by dividing the clumps of corms.



This is a long-lived tree with a large wide-spreading crown of rugged branches. The unique feature of the oak tree is that it represents many symbolic values in most European countries, such as in Germany, the tree is perceived as a typical object in romanticism.


White water-lily

This plant grows in the water around 30–150 cm deep, and it prefers living in the large ponds and lakes. Its roots and stalks could be used in traditional herbal medicine along with the flower, which is the most potent source of its fragrance.


Evening Primrose

This plant has lovely yellow flowers blooming on a tall stem. The evening primrose only blooms in the late afternoon, and is edible—the roots can be eaten raw or cooked.



The flower of this plant is perceived as a lucky symbol during the springtime. The leaves and leaf buds of the plant, containing caffeine, are used to produce tea, with the green leaves spreading an aromatic fragrance when processed.