Angelica. Annual; sun/part shade.
archangelica: 4-6'; tiny white flowers; Italian
Agastache foeniculum. Perennial; sun; 36";
lavender-blue flower spikes in summer; licorice-mint fragrance.
Ocimum basilicum. Annual; sun; keep flowers
pinched off for continual supply of leaves.
‘Cinnamon.’ 12-15"; pink flowers; lovely dark
green foliage; cinnamon flavor and fragrance.
‘Lemon.’ 12"; clear lemon fragrance; excellent
‘Opal'.’ 12-24"; pink flowers and attractive deep
purple shiny leaves.
‘Lettuce Leaf'.’ 18-24"; wonderfully fragrant
large leaves; sweetly flavored.
‘Minette.’ Spherical miniature.
‘Purple Ruffles.’ Showy purple leaves with
ruffled edges; great flavor.
‘Red Rubin.’ 24”; Deep purple-garnet leaves; many
culinary and ornamental uses.
‘Spicy Globe.’ 8-10”; Globe-shaped plant with
tiny green leaves; excellent flavor.
‘Thai-Siam Queen.’ Sweet and spicy flavor with
anise overtones, large leaves on thick sturdy stems, green leaves and purple
Sweet Bay or Laurel,
Laurus nobilis. Perennial; not hardy; sun;
fragrant leaves used for seasoning, topiary or potted shrub.
Carum carvi. Annual; anise flavor from seeds.
Nepeta cataria. Perennial sun; 12-36"; cats'
Matricaria recutita. Annual; sun; 24"; small
daisy-like flowers; reseeds.
Chamaemelum nobilis. Perennial; sun; 24";
ornamental low groundcover.
Anthriscus cerefolium. Annual; sun; 12"; sweet
Allium schoenoprasum. Perennial; sun; 12"; large
round lavender flowers atop grass-like foliage; leaves and flowers are
Allium tuberosum. Perennial; sun; starry white
flowers in late summer; garlic flavored leaves.
CITRONELLA PLANT, Pelargonium citrosum ‘Van Leeni.’
Sun; 3-5’ tall; the citronella fragrant oil exuded form
this pant will repel mosquitoes over an area of approximately 10 square
feet, the foliage may also be directly “applied” to the body use indoors and
outdoors, not hardy.
Symphytum officinale. Perennial; sun; 36-60";
ornamental blue flowers.
CORINADER/CILANTRO, Coriandrum sativum. Annual
sun; 24-36"; ornamental blue flowers.
Chrysanthemum balsamita. Perennial; sun; 36";
culinary and aromatic.
Helichrysum angustifolium. 18”; plants with
scented needle-like silver foliage; non-culinary; highly ornamental; tender
Anthum graveolens. Annual; sun 36"; foliage and
seeds are edible
‘Bouquet.’ Dwarf compact fine cut foliage.
‘Fernleaf.’ Dark green fine cut leaves; slow to
Foeniculum vulgare. Tender perennial; sun;
36-48"; feathery deep green leaves.
Foeniculum vulgare ‘Bronze.’ Tender perennial;
36-48"; ornamental coppery bronze leaves; sweet seeds.
Pelargonium. Tender perennial; sun; non-edible
but used for flavoring and potpourris.
P. odoratissimum. 18"; small white flower.
‘Attar of Rose,’
P. capitatum. 24-36"; pink flowers; pleasant rose
‘Dr. Livingston Rose.’ 48-60”; fresh lemony-rose
fragrance, very decorative.
‘Ginger Scented Geranium.’ 2-3'; ginger
fragrance, purple-rose blooms.
P. crispum.’ sun; 2-3'; lavender blooms; lemon
‘Little Gem.’ 18-30"; profuse bloomer; leaves
have a fresh citrus aroma.
‘Old Fashioned Rose,’
P. graveolens. : 2-3'; rose scented.
‘Peppermint’ P. tomentosum. 24-32"; strong mint
‘Rober's Lemon Rose,’ P. graveolens. 3-4';
‘Snowflake Rose.’ 2-3'; white variegated leaves.
Teucrium. Perennial; sun.
canadense. 6"; creeping glossy green foliage;
rose-colored flowers; good groundcover.
chamaedrys. 12"; ornamental; excellent small
KOLA. Prostrate oriental herb with large roundish
green leaves the size of 50 cent pieces. A leaf a day is reputed to keep
your nerve synapses transmitting more clearly. May be toxic in large doses.
Marrubium vulgare. Perennial; sun; 12-24";
ornamental silver foliage; used to make lozenges.
Hyssopus officinalis. Perennial; sun; 24-36"; may
be used as a small hedge; blue- violet flowers; very aromatic.
Lavandula. Perennial; sun; blooms summer;
fragrant silver foliage; excellent as a cut flower, dried and in
potpourris. Lavenders require full sun and excellent drainage.
Lavender. This group has some of the darkest
purple flower color. They make excellent dried flowers and are hardy.
a. ‘Blue Cushion.’ 16”; exceptional variety with
deep blue flower spikes all summer.
a. 'Blue Scent.' One of the longest blooming
lavenders starting earlier than most. Extremely scented violet-blue wands
and foliage. 'Blue Scent' has a low and wide growing habit making it perfect
as an evergreen groundcover. Deer and bunny resistant. Drought tolerant.
Wonderful in containers. Grows 12-14" tall, evergreen. Prune lightly in
early spring. Sun to part shade.
a. ‘Buena Vista.’ Showy deep lavender flowers
with a sweetly fragrant scent. Blooms twice each season. Dries well.
a. ‘Cynthia Johnson.’ Hardy Lavender to zone 4.
Forms tight clusters of dark blue-purple flowers on slightly taller stems,
fragrant gray-green foliage. Blooms late summer. Reaches 18 to 22 inches
tall and wide.
a. ‘Coconut Ice.’ Stunning bi-color flowers of
white and pink. Very dense silvery-green foliage .
a. ‘Ellegance Purple.’ Outperforms other
varieties with its profuse flowers of vivid purple unlike any other in its
species. The plants grow perfectly uniform at 12-14 inches tall.
a. ‘Hidcote.’ 15-20"; deep violet-blue flowers;
silver gray foliage.
a. ‘Jean Davis.’ 15"; pale pink flower.
a. ‘Munstead'.’ 12"; large lavender flowers; most
hardy in our area.
a. Twickle Purple.’ Fragrant dark bluish-purple
flower spikes on long stems that fan out around plant. Great for cut or
a. ‘Violet Intrigue.’ Masses of purple wands
repeat on and on all summer. Very vigorous variety that has a high oil
content and strong fragrance. The long 24” stems are wonderful for
cutting. Very hardy.
Lavender. These Lavenders produce profuse flowers
that are extremely fragrant. Deeply toothed wooly leaves create a richly
textured plant. Blooms allsummer. Excellent for topiaries. Tender
perennials that make interesting houseplants
d. ‘French Green’ and ‘French Gray.’ Gray or
green foliage; very fragrant. 2-3’.
d ‘Variegata,’ Variegated
French Lavender. Gray and white foliage; purple
blooms; 3’; tender Lavender from North Africa.
Edge Lavender. Variegated soft-looking bushy
mound features silver-green leaves with creamy white margins. Dusky blue
blooms. Grows to 3’ tall and wide. Full Sun. Zone 5.
Lavender. Unusual and interesting purple tufts of
flowers in summer. Excellent container plants. Perennial.
s. ‘Anuok.’ Dark-violet flower spikes topped with
clear purple tufts. Early blooming, may through August. Good winter
hardiness (zone 5!) with resistance to night frost. Disease resistant
variety. Compact, reaching 8” tall and wide.
s. ‘Coco Purple.’ Lavender flower spikes topped
with pink bracts from early summer through fall on a compact plant with a
uniform growth habit. Blooms early summer through fall. Grows two feet
tall and wide. Hardy to zone 6. Grow in full sun in well drained soil.
Lavender Species and Hybrids
multifida ‘French Lace.’
ender, delicate, lacy gray-green foliage.
‘Lady.’ 8-10"; spectacular lavender-blue flowers
cover this All American award winner earlier than other lavenders; a tender
‘Passione.’ Large purple flowers with deep
pinkish-purple bracts. Grows 18 to 24 inches tall and wide. Plant in full
sun to part shade in well drained soil. Zone 8.
‘Pinnata.’ wooly plant with carrot-like foliage
and purple flowers.
‘Sawyers.’ Deep blue flowers atop gray foliage
with a white down. Grows 24 to 36 inches tall and wide. Plant in full sun
to part shade in well drained soil. Zone 6.
Lavadins. Lavadins are hybrids between English
Lavenders and L. latifolia. This group tends to bloom in midsummer, are
taller plants with longer flower stems and larger flowers. They are
excellent for potpourri, oil production, and dried. Lavadins are hardy in
Lavender: Violet-blue flowers on a vigorous,
disease resistant plant. Excellent dried flowers, heavy oil producer.
Blooms for a long time.
‘Provence’: Compact pant with light purple
flowers on very long stems. Repeat bloomer. 2’.
chamaecypariss. Underused fantastic little
plants. Evergreen silvery foliage is aromatic and deer resistant. Yellow
flowers bloom in late summer. Excellent use as a groundcover, reaching 18
to 24 inches tall and wide. Easy to grow in full sun in well drained soil.
‘Shades of Jade.’
Gray-green fragrant foliage of this sun loving
plant creates a sturdy garden accent with yellow flowers. More shrub-like
than other santolinas. Grow in full sun in well drained soils. Zone 6.
rosmarinifolia. 16”; rosemay leaved; very
interesting; shrubby evergreen appearance.
Green Santolina. An excellent plant for dry and
sunny locations where a ground cover is needed. Bright green foliage with
yellow cushion flowers, in July. Foliage is evergreen. Grow in full sun in
well drained soil. Hardy to zone 6.
Mellisa officinalis. Perennial; sun/part shade;
24"; leaves have lemon flavor.
Aloysia triphylla. Tender perennial; sun; 12-24";
non-edible leaves used for flavoring and tea; woody shrub to 5’.
Levisticum officinale. Perennial; sun; 60";
celery flavor; can be used like celery.
Origanum majorana: annual; sun; white or pink
flowers; mild flavor perfect for Italian and Mexican dishes.
Mentha. Perennial; sun/part shade.
‘Applemint,’ Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata.’
18-24"; white edged leaves have an apple scent and fruity flavor.
‘Candy Pops.’ Flowers resemble a pink lollipop.
Its aroma is unique in that it smells like an herb seasoned butter. Its
culinary usage goes on and on. When in bloom this new hybrid will stop all
herb gardeners in their tracks.
Mmmm. Just add milk.
‘Fruit Salad.’ Chop up this new mint hybrid and
it will enhance any fruit dish you choose to create. It is also a very
attractive plant for any garden. Is delicious in all fruit drinks.
‘Ginger.’: green and gold foliage.
‘Marshmallow.’ A whole new twist on mints!
Smell’s just like a marshmallow! Put some fun in your salads with this
‘Pennyroyal.’ Sun; 6-12"; good groundcover and
M. x pieperita. Sun; 2'; spicy mint taste used in
‘Pineapple.’ Sun; 18-24"; decorative white-edged
Sun; 18-24"; fragrant and edible leaves.
‘Wild Berries.’ This hybrid smells just like wild
berries. Put some fun in your salads with this one.
Myrrhis odorata; perennial; shade; 24-36"; ferny
foliage with white flowers.
Sun; excellent groundcover; great in between
‘Golden’: fragrant yellow foliage; good for
Origanum vulgare: perennial, sun; 12-18"; the
‘Wellsweep’: a dwarf variegated Oregano;
excellent ornamental groundcover.
Petroselinum. Biennial, sun.
‘Curled.’ 12"; curled dark green leaves.
‘Italian/Flat Leaf.’ 12"; best parsley for
ROSEMARY!!!! Hardy to zone 5. Robust with
Wedgewood blue flowers. Reaches 3 feet tall and wide. Perfect for the
year-round kitchen garden. Grow in full sun, in well drained soil. Shape
lightly in spring. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Rosmarinum. Tender perennial; sun; plant where
scent can be enjoyed.
officinalis. 2-3’; culinary herb with pale blue
‘Arp.’ Hardier than most other rosemarys; forms a
loose upright shrub with highly aromatic gray-green leaves; needs well
drained soil, but is very drought.
tolerant. Hardy in Zone 6. (St.
Louis is between Zone 5 and 6.)
‘Golden Rain.’ Variegated new growth; upright
‘Huntington Carpet.’ 12”; compact habit; blue
‘Majorca.’ Strong upright variety with pink
‘Pine Scented. Refreshing rosemary with the hint
‘Prostratus.’ 8-12"; trailing plant, attractive
blue flowers; culinary.
‘Tuscan Blue.’ 4-6’; soft green needle like
foliage; lavender-blue flowers produced throughout the year; will bloom in a
sunny window in winter.
Ruta graveolens. Perennial; 3'; ornamental
blue-gray leaves; not edible.
salvia officinalis. Sun.
12-18”; strongly scented bluish-gray leaves.
‘Golden’, 'Aurea.’ Tender perennial; 12-18";
bright green leaves with yellow margins; showy specimen.
‘Purpurea.’ Tender perennial 12-18" ornamental
deep smoky purple leaves.
Perennial; 24-36"; culinary; grayish green velvety green leaves, purplish
sorisiana ‘Fruit.’ Tender perennial; large
fruit-scented fuzzy leaves; spikes of pink flowers.
‘Tricolor.’ Tender perennial 12-18";
cream-purple-green velvety leaves; lovely ornamental.
Salvia elegans. Perennial, not hardy; sun; fiery
red flowers in fall; pineapple scent.
‘Honeydew.’ Shorter, stockier earlier flowering
than special; heart shaped leaves; red flowers, sweet melon scent.
Satureja hortensis. Annual; sun; 12"; bushy,
Satureja Montana. Perennial; sun; 6-12"; the bean
Rumex acetosa. Perennial; sun; 24"; lemony
Artemisia annua. Annual foliage is dried to make
Tanacetum. Perennial; sun; yellow flowers.
vulgare. 3-4'; fern-like leaves; cedar-like
vulgare crispum. 2-3'; feathery leaves.
Artemisia dracunculus: perennial; sun; 24";
Thymus. Perennial, sun, culinary.
'Bressingham', doerflera. 3"; gray foliage
carpet; clear pink flowers.
herba-barona. 3"; shiny dark creeping foliage;
lavender flowers; caraway scent.
‘Coconut.’ Mat-like growth, very fragrant, pink
vulgaris. 6-15"; best thyme for cooking;
‘Elfin.’ Very tiny leaved creepers with pink
Pink blooms in summer. Green and white
variegated, aromatic foliage. Excellent groundcover. Grows to 12”. Easy
to grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soil.
‘Lemon’, x citriodorus. 4-12"; small bushes with
dark green glossy leaves; lemon-scented.
x citriodorus ‘Aureus.’ Low growing upright
habit, golden-yellow leaf margins; fresh lemon scent.
‘Magic Carpet.’ Carmine-pink flowers, green
aromatic foliage, forms absolutely low carpets, great new creeper.
‘Miniature’, minus. 1-2”; tiniest leaves of the
thymes; forms very tight mats; moss-like.
‘Mother of Thyme,’
serphyllum. 1-2"; creeping sweetly scented
foliage; excellent groundcover.
‘Nutmeg.’ 1”x14”; carmine pink flowers on a tight
groundcover; profuse bloomer; a knockout!
‘Orange Balsma.’ Wonderful thyme with the hint of
‘Peter Davis.’ Greyish green leaves and pink
‘Pink Ripple.’ Light green lemon scented leaves
with large salmon-pink flowers; blooms all summer.
praecox ‘Coccineus.’ Crimson flowers in spring
and summer; dense dark mat
vulgaris 'Silver Poisy.’ 10"; shrub-like plants
with white-edge leaves; good in containers.
‘Spicy Orange.’ Light green, fragrant,
needle-like foliage creeping along to form a nice green carpet that covers
itself with soft pink flower spikes in early summer. Reaches 3 to 4 inches
tall and 8 inches wide. Smells like spicy oranges! Grow in full sun to
part shade in well drained soil. Tolerates foot traffic. Attracts
‘White Moss.’ Light green leaves with white
‘Wolly’, pseudolanguninosus. Minute silver-gray
fuzzy leaves; great ground cover for dry areas.
Nasturtium officinale. Annual; shade/part shade;
1-2" low-growing, grow in
wet areas or even in water, pungent
leaves, good in salads.
Vegetables and Root Crops
We carry a large selection of
vegetables, from the just released new and improved varieties to the beloved
heirlooms. As new vegetables are continually coming into Sugar Creek
Gardens, our offering changes daily and is not listed here. Therefore, what
follows is just a sampling of what is available. Please visit the nursery
to learn more.
A perennial which produces attractive deep purple
spears which have a mild, nutty flavor and with 20% more sugar than other
asparagus are much sweeter. So tender it can be served raw as a lovely
purple garnish on salads. Spears not cut for the table grow into a delicate
foliage plant with billowing ferny branches that reach 3-4’. It makes a
fabulous backdrop for flowers. Female plants produce vivid red berries.
Plant in soil that has been amended with compost and is well drained. Plant
the crowns in a shallow trench about 6” deep and cover with 2” of loose
soil. After the shoots emerge keep putting soil around them until the
trench is level again. Take no cutting the first summer. After they mature
you can expect about 6 weeks of fresh, sweet asparagus, year after year.
A favorite with pie makers. Sweeter variety that
is the best for cooking. Slender green stalks have a red blush.
TOMATO 'MightyMato' Grafted Tomato.
Faster! Fights Off
Disease and Pests! Super Yields!
Super tomatoes are created by connecting (grafting) the
roots of vigorous, disease resistant varieties with the
scion (top part of plant) of varieties with phenomenal
flavors and excellent fruit quality.
Berries, Grapes and other Vines
‘Hardy Blue,’ Vaccinum corymbosum.
Exceptionally sweet and tasty medium-sized fruit
is an old fashioned favorite for both eating and baking. Foliage becomes
brilliant yellow-orange in fall and exposes dark red stems once it falls.
White bell shaped flowers precede the blueberries, which ripen in June, over
a 6 week period. Reaches 6 to 8 ft tall and wide.
Vitis. Sun; deciduous vines, climbing by
tendrils, with broad palmate leaves and producing clusters of juicy berries
for table use or wine making. Very ornamental. May be used on fences,
arbors or trellises with the additional reward of delicious fruit.
labrusca ‘Eastern Concord.’ Delicious blue-black
grapes in midseason.
Purple-Leafed Grape. Attractive rich
purple-leafed ornamental for espalier and trellis. Small to medium fruits
in early fall.
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus.’ Excellent ornamental
vine with yellow-heart-shaped foliage; fast growing vine that needs support
structure or can be grown on the ground. Interesting pinecone like fruiting
structures used for brewing beer. Sun.