Garden Zone D Plants
This plant prefers to grow in nutrient-poor grassland. It is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant. The flowers are violet blue, bell-shaped in late summer and autumn.
It is a traditional medicinal herb that is commonly used to prevent migraine headaches. The leaves are light yellowish-green, variously pinnatifid. The outer, ray florets have white ligules and the inner. It spreads rapidly by seed and will cover a wide area.
The leaves have a mild lemon scent similar to mint. The plant can attract bees for honey production. It could also be used as essential oil for traditional and alternative medicine and perfume.
This plant is highly toxic to cats because accident ingestion may lead to fatal kidney failure. The flowers are scented and plentiful on a single plant. The followers could grow up to 50 numbers on a single vigorous plant.
This plant could be used as culinary vegetable or medicinal herb. The stem contains pentacyclic triterpenoids which have antioxidant properties and can modulate the immune system as well as protect against liver disease, peptic ulcer disease, and the human immunodeficiency virus.
Spearmint is a perennial herbaceous plant with variably hairless to hairy stems and foliage. It could be used as medical research for antitumor, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiandrogen areas. The plant leaves contain terpenoid carvone which could make essential oil.
The leaves could be made as herbal tea and are used as a spice for flavoring food. In traditional Mediterranean cuisine, people use fresh and dried leaves to have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked dishes.
This plant is a herbaceous plant growing from 0.4 to 3 m tall, the fruit is edible and tastes like to the common tomato. This plant cloud be used to treat conditions like abscesses, coughs, fevers, and sore throat.
Forget me nots
The small flowers are grey-blue, 3-5mm across, saucer-shaped in profile. The special basal leaves are stalked, in a rosette; but upper leaves are not stalked. It is an herb that contains Pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are hepatotoxic in high doses, so it should only be used under the guidance of a professional herbalist.
The plant is widely distributed in much of Canada from British Columbia to Quebec. This plant grows to a height of approximately 30 to 90 cm. And it is topped by upright, cup-shaped, purple-spotted, red-orange flowers. It produces red or orange blooms between June and August.
This plant is a clump-forming perennial which is easily grown in average. The thick, puckered, cupped, wide-oval, and green leaves have distinctive veining, cuspidate tips, and cordate lobes; they often emerge smoky-blue in spring.
Blueblossom lilac is a fantastic habitat plant that could provide food and cover for a wide range of creatures. It is popular with birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. It's often visited by honeybees for its pollen.
The plant is used as a source of food in India and South America. The red color of the inflorescences is due to a high content of betacyanin, as in the related species known as "Hopi red dye“ in India.
The stems of this plant tend to be narrow or even wiry; the leaves are evergreen in most species, arranged in opposite pairs, oval, entire, and small, 4–20 mm long, and usually aromatic. The flowers are in dense terminal heads with an uneven calyx, with the upper lip three-lobed, and are yellow, white, or purple.
This plant is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. This plant has positive effects on human brain function and can be used as an essential oil that contains cineole, borneol, and thujone.
The plant is biennial, the surface of the plant is covered with fine woolly hair, and the leaves are small and rounded. This plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and also features in the cuisine of East Asian Countries namely in sweet rice confections.
This plant is a popular vegetable in Asia, its rosette of tripinnate leaves, with numerous leaflets and a taproot is a source of flavonoids and antioxidants, especially apigenin, folate, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae
This plant grows in lower altitudes throughout central and southern Japan. The leaves are small, 4–7 cm wide, with five or seven lobes; the leaves are deeply divided, usually more than three-quarters of the way to the leaf base, with the margins double serrate.
This plant is a deciduous tree growing to 6 m by 3 m at a medium rate. It can grow in semi-shade or no shade. It prefers moist soil. This plant can tolerate strong winds but not maritime exposure. It is noted for attracting wildlife.