Garden Zone C Plants


White peony

This plant has a glabrous stem and yellow anthers. It is mostly used as an ornamental plant and medical source from the extraction of the root and flowers. The root can treat sallow complexion, sweating problems, and pain in the chest and in the stomach.


Japanese azalea

The flower blooms in the spring and prefers growing near or under trees. The leaf can cause disease because the leaf contains andromedotoxins. It is extremely toxic to horses; horses may die within a few hours after ingesting the plant.


Annual Candytuft

This plant has Showy flat-topped clusters with a wide range of colors including deep purple, cream, deep pink, red and white that appear from May to September. This plant is hermaphrodite (contain both male and female organs) and pollinated by insects.


Chinese rose

This plant is a shrub that reaches 1–2 m and likes to grow on the hedges. The plant has strong, and stalk-round branches. The flower has large inflorescence, and the seeds are a good source of Vitamin E. So, the flower buds and the flowers could be brewed and eaten as kitchen herbs.


Pale yellow iris

The inflorescence pales to yellow flowers, long and broad cauline leaves reduced upward. The flower can be applied on the skin or can be inhaled as a herbal remedy for an emetic.


St John’s wort

This plant is a bushy shrub with spreading branches; it can grow 50 - 130cm tall. It is an alternative, antidote, and astringent plant that it can heal dog bites and bee stings. And it could be harvested from the wild.


Multiflora rose

This plant is a scrambling shrub that can climb over other plants. It has stout stems with small flowers in large corymbs, the flowers are white or pink color and bloom in the early summer.


Evergreen spindle

This plant is an evergreen shrub growing to 2–8 m tall. The flowers are inconspicuous, greenish-white. In fall, orange fruit hangs below the flaring pink seed coverings. So, it is a popular ornamental plant.



This plant contains 8-O-glucosides, lunular acid, and other chemicals. These chemicals forms complexes with metal ions. The whole plant can use as drug for possible antiallergic and antimicrobial properties.


Edging lobelia

This plant is a low growing, scrambling herbaceous perennial plant. The flowers are blue to violet in wild plants, with a five-lobed corolla. It is a very popular edging plant in the garden, especially for hanging baskets and window boxes.



Historically, this plant has been used for the blue pigment. The seed is one of the favorite foods of the European goldfinch. The flowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas.



This plant is originally from the Balkan Peninsula and is now widely found in Europe and North America as an attractive popular ornamental plant. The flowers which look like a tubular base are usually white and purple.


Canterbury bells

This plant forms rosette leaves in the first year, the stems and the flowers grow in the second year. The stem is erect, robust, reddish-brown and bristly hairy. The flower works well in floral arrangements.


Siebold's plantain lily

The flowers are usually pendulous around 2-5 cm in long, with six tepals, and white, lavender, or violet in color. This plant is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses because the saponins contained inside of the plant; the toxicity symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.



This plant is rich in Vitamin C due to the presence of the neurotoxic compound thujone, but internal use can be harmful if used for prolonged periods or in pregnancy. The plant has fan-like branches and scaly leaves; the seed cones are slender, yellow-green, ripening to brown.


Cherry plum

This wild type is a small tree reaching 8–12 m tall. The flowers are white or pale pink and about 2 cm across, with five petals and many stamens. The flowers and fruits can be used as food.


Musk mallow

This is an ornamental plant with attractive flowers. The followers are with five bright pink petals and a truncated apex, and they have a distinctive musky odour. And the alternate leaves grow with five to seven lobes.


Rose campion

The plant could grow to 80 cm tall by 45 cm wide, with grey felted leaves and single. The bright magenta flowers burst into bloom in succession around July. This plant is short-lived and sometimes grows as a biennial.



This plant is taken as a food and could be prepared for green dye. The bark is smooth purplish-brown with prominent horizontal grey-brown lenticels on young trees. The leaves are alternate, simple ovoid-acute. The flowers burst into bloom in early spring.


Chinese bellflower

This plant is used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, and fever agent. It is also effective in reducing cholesterol levels, which can be effective in blood-related diseases and high blood pressure.



This plant is a compact ground cover evergreen reaching on average 30–60 centimeters, This plant could be used to treat cystitis, urinary stones, constipation, and failure to menstruate. Externally, the decoction of old leaves is used to treat skin inflammations and swellings.