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Rose Fun Facts

Drift Rose ‘Apricot’

Rosa hybrid

Drift roses are a cross between a miniature rose and a groundcover rose. The lighter color of the apricot rose is attractive to butterflies and bumble bees.

Drift Rose ‘Coral’

Rosa hybrid

The coral color provides a pop of color in any garden, and this groundcover rose is very disease resistant.

Drift Rose ‘Peach’

Rosa hybrid

This drift rose is a very hardy cross between miniature and groundcover roses. Ideal for planting on slopes to minimize erosion, this drift rose also has a very tight root system.

Knock-Out Rose ‘White Out’

Rosa radwhite

A very disease resistant variety of rose, this knock-out is not as vigorous in growing as the red. It also requires no dead-heading.

Knock-Out Rose ‘Red’

Rosa radrazz

A vigorous rose that requires very little trimming, the red knock-out may be cut like a hedge 2-3 times a year. It also blooms with less than 3 hours of sunlight.

Knock-Out Rose ‘Pink’

Rosa radcon

This is a continually blooming rose, but adding fertilizer in the summer will increase production.

Rose ‘Nearly Wild’

Rosa floribunda

This floribunda rose requires severe pruning to maintain its height, and it does not bloom well in shade. It also has very stiff prickly roses that can be used as a barrier.

Woody Shrub Fun Facts

Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’

Abelia grandiflora

A member of the honeysuckle family, this is a semi-evergreen shrub that likes sun/partial shade. It is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It gets its name from Edward Goucher of the U.S. Department of Agriculture when he crossed A. grandiflora x A. shummanni.

Butterfly Bush ‘Black Knight’

Buddlea davidii

Found on four continents, there are 60 varieties in the United States and all the way south to Chile. They range in all sizes and colors, and they attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and moths.

Chinese Privet

Ligustrum sinese

A native to China that naturalized in the south, this shrub is considered an invasive species because of how readily it adapts and spreads.

Indian Hawthorn ‘Olivia’

Rhaphiolepsis olivia

Out of all the varieties of Indian Hawthorn, ‘Olivia’ is the most disease resistant and cold hardy of its family. Beautiful large dark green evergreen leaves adorn this foundation shrub, and it blooms in an attractive white.

Indian Hawthorn ‘Clara’

Rhaphiolepsis indica

Deer absolutely love feeding on this evergreen shrub. It grows up to 5 feet in height and width, and it blooms attractive white flowers. The berries of the Indian Hawthorn are also edible.

Indian Hawthorn ‘Pinkie’

Rhaphiolepsis indica

Originating in China, this evergreen plant grows up to 6 feet in height and width. This particular cultivar has pink blooms and is also very attractive to butterflies and bees.


Nandina domestica

Native to eastern Asia, all parts of this plant are poisonous, and the berries can be lethal to cats and Cedar Waxwings. This is considered an invasive species.


Cephalotaxus harringtonia

Native to Japan, this shrub is named for the Earl of Harrington. He was the first to grow it in a European garden. Its new specific name is Cephalotaxus drupacea. A compound of its leaves, Omacetaxine, is used as an anti-leukemia drug.