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Shallots aggregatum (Allium cepa)

Shallots are related to onions and have similar culinary uses, but their flavor can be described as more like a sweet onion with a hint of garlic. Produces copper-skinned, tapered bulbs in clusters. If shallots are planted in spring, then harvest as soon as the foliage start to…

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)

A most classic and cheerful daisy of white petals and yellow center, with a long bloom period. Some varieties of x superbum have dwarf habits, well-suited to smaller gardens while others are almost shrubby in their height and bushiness. There are also varieties with fringy blooms,…

Shore Juniper

Shore Juniper 'Blue Pacific' (Juniperus conferta)

Great carefree color for hot, dry locations. The rich blue-green foliage forms a spreading mat that creates a beautiful color contrast when planted near dark-leaved shrubs. This is a great plant for beginning gardeners or those who want big color with little maintenance.

Showy Stonecrop

Showy Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

An upright growing Sedum species with tight clusters of starry blooms. Before maturing in late summer the flower clusters somewhat resemble broccoli heads! Their scalloped edged-leaves look great throughout the season and the burst of autumn-greeting blooms makes them worthy garden…

Showy Stonecrop

Showy Stonecrop 'Neon' (Sedum spectabile)

‘Neon’ Stonecrop lights up the late summer landscape with its vivid hot pink flower clusters just around the time many other garden flowers are starting to look tired. The mound of gray-green, succulent foliage requires almost no care to keep looking great throughout the season.…

Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant

Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant (Pachystachys lutea)

This plant gets its name from its unusual, golden yellow flower bracts that overlap in such a way that they resemble a shrimp. The flowers are actually white tubular blooms that appear at the top of the flower spike. A terrific plant for containers indoors or outdoors in warm…

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Golden-hardhack

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Golden-hardhack (Potentilla fruticosa)

Compact and finely branched shrubs, varieties of the fruticosa species combine fine, dark green foliage with long-flowering blooms in a wide range of colors. A top choice for adding color to sites with dry, poor soil.

Shrub Rose

Shrub Rose (Rosa Hybrid)

Shrub roses can bring color, and often fragrance to any style of sunny garden. They work well as hedges or interplanted with other shrubs and with perennials. Their glossy foliage and upright growth habit lend beauty and structure even when blooms are not present. A multitude of…



Shrubs bring structure and solidity to any planting. A bit of attention to matching the soil, light and water requirements of shrub varieties to the desired planting location, and consideration of mature size, makes for happy shrubs and gardeners.

Siam Tulip

Siam Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia)

Siam Tulip is not a true tulip; it is actually a relative to tropical species such as ginger and shell flowers and is a native plant in Thailand. This is a gorgeous annual plant for the garden or in containers. The blooms are long-lasting and make excellent cut flowers. It can be…

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