Variegated Weigela

Weigela florida 'Variegata'

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 5-8. Full sun/Part shade.

Deciduous shrub. To 4' tall and wide.

Shrub has striking green & yellow variegated leaves that retain their variegation all season long for continued interest after the flowers finish blooming. Hummingbirds flock to the pink, tubular flowers that bloom in May. 

Hummingbird Clethra, aka Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 3-9. Native. Full sun/Part shade.

Deciduous shrub. To 8' tall and 6' wide.

Although it is a hummingbird magnet, that's not the origin of its name. The original plant was found growing around Hummingbird Lake at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. Fragrant flowers; prefers moist soils.

Georgia Gold Medal Winner 1996

Old-Fashioned Balsam, aka Touch-Me-Nots

Impatiens balsamina

SEEDS available

Annual. Full sun/Part shade. 12"-24" tall.

A Southern heirloom garden staple. Seed capsules pop open to release the seeds - "touch-me-nots." Colors include pink, purple, rose and white. Will self-sow, but it is not invasive.

Zebra Mallow, aka French Hollyhock

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

PLANTS & SEEDS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 6-9. Full sun/Part shade. 2'-4' tall.

Heirloom cottage-garden plant. Although not a true hollyhock, the small flowers look like miniature hollyhocks. Will self-sow, but it is not invasive.

Purple Beautyberry

Callicarpa dichotoma

PLANTS & SEEDS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 5-11. Full sun.

​Deciduous shrub. To 6' tall.

Deciduous shrub that bears electric amethyst-purple berries in late summer to fall. Birds perch along the arching stems and eat the berries.

​Georgia Gold Medal Winner 2002

Swamp Hibiscus, aka Texas Star Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus

PLANTS & SEEDS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 6-11. Native. Full sun. To 6' tall.

This Southeastern native plant flourishes in moist soils. From late spring until frost, plants bear red pinwheel-shaped blooms. Hummingbirds love the flowers.

Georgia Gold Medal Winner 2007

Cherokee Indian Bead Seeds, aka Job's Tears

Coix lachryma-jobi

​PLANTS & SEEDS available

Annual. Full sun. 3'-4' tall.​

Resembling a miniature cornstalk, this is an ornamental grass that bears seeds with natural holes through the ​middle. Cherokee Indians use these for making jewelry.

I propagate all my own plants (seeds, cuttings, divisions, layering, grafting)

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Maypop, aka Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata

PLANTS & SEEDS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 5-9. Native. Full sun/Part shade.

Deciduous vines may climb to 25'.

The common name of this native vine alludes to the religious significance that early taxonomists assigned to the plant parts, representing the passion of Jesus Christ (care sheet includes this info). Hummingbirds love these purple-fringed flowers that bloom in July and August; host plant for the Gulf fritillary butterfly.

Yellow Bells

Forsythia spp.

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 4-8. Full sun.

Deciduous shrub. To 10' tall and 15' wide.

This deciduous shrub is one of the first to bloom in spring. Yellow flowers appear on leafless limbs, which green up shortly afterward. Plant shrubs where they have plenty of room to grow into a natural, unpruned shape for best effect.

Four o'clocks

Mirabilis jalapa


Perennial-USDA zones 7-11. Full sun/Part shade. 2'-4' tall.

No Southern garden is complete without this heirloom cottage-garden plant. Native to South America, they're named because the fragrant flowers open in late afternoon. Hummingbirds love them.

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Hardy Hibiscus, aka Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

PLANTS & SEEDS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 5-10. Native. Full sun.

Deciduous shrub. 3'-4' tall.

This Southeastern native plant bears beautiful dinnerplate-sized blooms in a variety of colors, including red, pink, white and two-toned pink & white swirl. 

My Heirloom Hydrangeas

Hydrangea macrophylla

​PLANTS available

Perennial-USDA zones 6-10. Shade (morning sun is okay).

Deciduous shrub. To 5' tall and wide.

Since 2003, I've propagated thousands of hydrangeas. I took the original cuttings from one mother shrub that was planted in 1972. The color of the flowers depends on the pH of your soil - care sheet included.

Limelight four o'clocks

Mirabilis jalapa 'Limelight'

​​PLANTS, TUBERS & SEEDS available

Perennial-USDA zones 8-11. Full sun/Part shade. 2'-3' tall.

A striking take on the old-fashioned four o'clocks. 'Limelight' is a vivid combination of lime-green chartreuse leaves and hot-pink fuchsia flowers. I planted these in front of my purple beautyberry shrub, where they always elicited oohs and aahs.

Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia x candida 'New Orleans Lady'

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 8-12. Full sun.

To 10' tall.

A tropical shrub, angel's trumpet has large, pendulous flowers; I have singles and doubles. Plants flower best in full sun with lots of water and fertilizer. Flowers last for only a day or two, but they release a sweet fragrance, especially early in the morning and late in the day.

My Hybridized Irises

Iris germanica

RHIZOMES available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 4-10. Full sun.

To 2' tall.

Since 2003, I've hybridized tall bearded irises, aka German irises. Assortment of rainbow solid colors, contrasting standards and falls, and varied patterns.

My Heirloom Hostas

Hosta spp.

​PLANTS & SEEDS available

Perennial-USDA zones 3-9. Shade. 2'-spread.

I purchased the parent plant in 2000 as a tiny start from a lady who'd been growing them for 50 years. From that one plant, I've propagated hundreds of hostas. Hummingbirds love the unusual purple & white streaked flowers.

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Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 5-11. Full sun.

Deciduous vines will climb to 30'.

This selection is an improved cultivar of our native wisteria, but it is not invasive like its Japanese and Chinese wisteria cousins. Hummingbirds flock to the fragrant flowers; host plant for skipper butterflies. Drought-tolerant once established.

​Georgia Gold Medal Winner 2006

Ruby Spice Clethra, aka Summersweet & Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

PLANTS available

​​​Perennial-USDA zones 3-9. Native. Full sun/Part shade.

Deciduous shrub. To 4'-6' tall and wide.

Hummingbirds and butterflies love these pretty pink flowers that bloom in July and August. This Southeastern native shrub has yellow autumn foliage. Fragrant flowers; prefers moist soils.

Hosta cultivars

Hosta spp.

​PLANTS available

Perennial-USDA zones 3-9. Shade. Varied colors,

patterns, heights and spreads.

Mainstays in the shade garden, hostas are valued primarily for their foliage. Some of my favorite cultivars I offer include 'Frances Williams,' 'Fire & Ice,' 'Dream Queen,' 'Tattoo,' 'Pearl Lake' and 'Sum & Substance.'