White long-lasting blooms on evergreen roundish foliage which grows 12-18 in. tall. Full sun to partial shade.

Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Turkish Groundcover

Evergreen groundcover glossy foliage. Shade.

Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese Spurge

White fluffy fragrant flowers in summer. White fruit follows. 10 inches tall. Partial sun, well drained soil.

Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'

Variegated Japanese Spurge

Lively orange (scarlet) flowers on low, bluish foliage. Full sun, well-drained soil.

Papaver atlanticum

Atlantic Poppy

Light blue flowers on this evergreen, creeping shrub 4 inches tall. Zone 8. Sun to partial shade.

Parahebe hookeriana var. olsenii

Veronica hookeriana olsenii

Exfoliating bark, tiny red flowers in spring. Lovely fall colors of red, yellow & orange. New growth is purplish. To 10 ft. Sun.

Parrotia persica 'Pendula'

Weeping Parrotia

Purple to burgundy foliage with silver veins that turn brilliant red in fall. Self-clinging to walls or trees. To 35 ft. Best in sun. Zones 6-9.

Parthenocissus henryana

Silvervein Creeper

Bright golden-yellow flowers from summer to fall. Bright green foliage turns orangy in fall. Good for cutting. 3 to 4 ft. Sun.

Patrinia scabiosifolia

Omina-Eshi (from the Mts. of Japan)

Masses of showy white flowers on 3 ft stems. Very drought tolerant. Best in sun Zones 6-10.

Patrinia villosa

White Patrina

Clusters of lilac-blue, trumpet-shaped, 2 inch long, fragrant flowers. To 40+ ft. in 8 years. A good bee tree! Sun.

Paulownia tomentosa

Empress Tree

Lovely dark pink flowers on scented foliage to 2 ft. Use to flavor baked goods. Zone 10-11. Sun.

Pelargonium 'Apricot'

Apricot Scented Geranium

Large sprawling foliage with dark zoning. Small pink flowers. Part shade. Zone 9.

Pelargonium 'Chocolate Mint'

Chocolate Mint Scented Geranium

Dark pink flowers on sweetly scented foliage to 24 inches. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11. Sun.

Pelargonium 'Cinnamon'

Cinnamon Scented Geranium

Upright, sprawling habit on shiny, dark zoned, nicely scented. Lilac flowers. Sun. Z one 9.

Pelargonium 'Wildwood'

Scented Geranium

Red flowers on fuzzy filbert scented foliage. Best grown in pots for well-drained soil. Sun. Zone 8-9.

Pelargonium Filbert

Filbert Scented Geranium

Pink flowers on variegated and lemony foliage. To 2 ft. Sun. Zone 9-11.

Pelargonium Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Scented Geranium

Very fine, lacy foliage with upright habit. Lilac to pink flowers. Sun to part shade. Zone 9.

Pelargonium acerifolium

Citronella Scented Geranium

Deep rose-lavender semi-double flowers on 3+ foot stems in late summer. Sun. Zone 9.

Pelargonium crispum

Lemon Scented Geranium

Heavily scented foliage on this rare plant. White flowers. To 6 inches. Zones 10-11. Sun.

Pelargonium dichondrifolium 'BLACK PEPPER'

Black Pepper Scented Geranium

Upright habit, silvery and white. Pale pink flowers. Sun.

Pelargonium graveolens 'Silver Rose'

Silver Rose Scented Geranium

Bushy habit, rounded, bright green leaves. Large lavender flowers. Sun to part shade.

Pelargonium nervosum

Lime Scented Geranium

Round, soft green leaves. Mounding habit. Small white flowers in clusters. Sun to part shade.

Pelargonium odoratissimum

Apple Scented Geranium

Large fuzzy foliage, sprawling habit. White flowers. Partial to shade.

Pelargonium tomentosum

Peppermint Scented Geranium

Soft, rounded leaves and an upright habit. Large lilac flowers. Sun to part shade.

Pelargonium torento

Ginger Scented Geranium

An abundance of deep scarlet flowers on strong upright stems with green-blue foliage. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall. Sun.

Penstemon barbartus 'Iron Maiden'

Iron Maiden Beardstongue

Orange-red flowers in Summer on 10-12 inch tall plants. Best in sun. Zones 3-9.

Penstemon pinifolius

Pineleaf Beardstongue

Wonderfully silver, burgundy and green foliage with small white flowers. From China. Best in sun. Zones 5-9.

Persicaria 'Langthorn's Variety'

Langthorn's Persicaria aka Polygonum

Burgundy, silver and green foliage. Small white flowers in clusters. To 3 ft. Non-invasive. Sun or shade. Zone 5-7.

Persicaria 'Red Dragon'

Red Dragon Fleece Flower

Blooms magenta flowers from June to winter. May reach 4' x 4'. Wildlife attractive. Zones 4-7. Best in sun.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

Firetail Fleese Flower

White with red, and green splashes. Great colors. Can grow to 2 ft. Best in morning sun. Zone 7.

Persicaria virginica 'Painter's Palette'

aka Tovara 'Painter's Palette'

Large flowers arrive before the enormous foliage in early spring. To 3 ft. Edible stalks. Loves a wet area! Sun to partial shade.

Petasities japonicus giganteus


Biennial herb for culinary use.

Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum

Italian Parsley

Fragrant two-inch white blossoms in summer. Somewhat drought tolerant. Idaho state flower. Best in full sun. Zone 1-17.

Philadelphus lewisii

Wild or Native Mock Orange

Large white, double and fragrant flowers on beautifully variegated shrubs. To 5 ft. Best in sun to partial shade.

Philadelphus microphyllus 'Variegata'

White Daube

Soft yellow attractive flowers linger on as bird food into winter. Evergreen foliage 4ft. x 4ft. Best in sun to partial shade. Zones 4-9.

Phlomis russeliana

Jerusalem Sage

Reddish-purple 3 foot spears. Sun or partial shade. Zone 7.

Phormium 'Shiraz'

New Zealand Flax

Ever purplish-red sword-like foliage grows up to 4 ft. Hardiest of the group. Nice for containers. Zone 7. Sun.

Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

New Zealand Flax

Shiny black culms, and small foliage. An excellent container plant. 16 x 8 ft.

Phyllostachys nigra

Chinese Black Bamboo

Deciduous shrub with bronzy foliage. Grows 4-5 ft. Pink flowers in spring. Sun for best color.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Bronze Dwarf Ninebark

White to pinkish flower clusters. Golden-yellow foliage with red fall color. Bushy habit. To 5-7 ft. Sun.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Luteus'

Golden Ninebark

Ground cover with cream striped leaves 1-2 ft. Medium to light shade. Zones 7-10.

Pleioblastus fortunei

Variegated Carpet Bamboo

Evergreen shrub from New Zealand that tolerates sun or shade and drought. To 3 ft slow growth. Well drained soil. Zones 7-10.

Podocarpus nivalis

Alpine Totara

A perennial with mottled palmate foliage and pale pink cup shaped flowers. Zones 5-9.

Podophyllum hexandrum

Himalayan May Apple

Umbrella-like foliage with clusters of maroon-red flowers give way to egg-sized yellow fruit. Moist soil, partial to full shade.

Podophyllum pleianthum

May Apple

Dark red flower clusters under rounded leathery very large foliage. Yellow fruit follows. To 3 1/2 ft. Sun to part sun. Zones 6-8.

Podophyllum pleianthum x versipelle

Chinese Mayapple

Rich, large, lilac flowers above the purple foliage rosettes which are darker with cooler temps. To 18 inches. Sun to partial shade.

Polemonium yezoense hidakanum 'Purple Rain'

Purple Rain Jacob's Ladder

Purple snapdragon-like flowers with yellow centers on evergreen foliage from Nov.-March. Zones 6-8. Best in sun.

Polygala chamaebuxus 'Kamniski'

Chapparal Pea

White flowers hang like little bells from the leaf axils, followed by bluish-black fruit. To 12 inch. Zone 5-9. Partial shade to shade.

Polygonatum humile

Dwarf Solomon's Seal

Creamy-white pendulous, fragrant flowers. Arching, angular green stems to 3 ft. Shade to filtered sun. Zone 4-9.

Polygonatum odoratum

Solomon's Seal

To 18 inches for a shady spot in the garden. White flowers held under foliage followed by dark fruit. Zones 3-9.

Polygonatum odoratum 'Russian Form'

Russian Form Solomon Seal

Fragrant white flowers in spring. White and bright green foliage is toxic if eaten, deer resistant! Sun to partial shade. Zone 4-8.

Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

Variegated Solomon Seal

Upright stems with whorls of narrow leaves to 3 ft. White flowers appear in the leaf tips. Zone 5-7. Partial shade to shade.

Polygonatum verticillatum

Whorled Solomon's Seal

Native, evergreen fern can grow to 4 x 4. Drought tolerant. Shade or sun. Zones 5-10.

Polystichum munitum

Western Sword Fern

Evergreen mossy-looking foliage 12-30 inches tall and wide. Prefers moist shade to partial shade. Zones 7-9. Sun or shade.

Polystichum setiferum Plumos-multilobum

Soft Shield Fern

Evergreen heavily ruffled foliage on these slow-growing ferns. Zone 7. Best in shade to partial sun.

Polystichum setiferum 'Rotundatum Cristatum'


Evergreen ruffled foliage with flowers on top of fronds. To 2 feet tall. Zone 7. Sun or shade.

Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group

Soft Shield Fern

Evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage 3 ft. x 5 ft. for sunny area. White flowers in mid-summer. Zone 8.

Prostanthera cuneata

Australian Alpine Mint Bush

White blotches and speckles on broad, shining evergreen foliage. Sun to partial shade.

Prunus laurocerasus 'Greenmarble'

Speckled English Laurel

Drought tolerant, evergreen tree or shrub with fragrant white flowers and red berries. To 15 ft. Zones 6-9.

Prunus lusitanica

Cherry Laurel

Drought tolerant, evergreen tree or shrub with fragrant white flowers and red berries. To 15 ft. Zone 6-9.

Prunus lusitanica

Cherry Laurel

Blue flowers in spring on silvery, spotted foliage. Grows well in shade or Sun. Zone 7.

Pulmonaria hybrida


White to lilac flowers on 3 ft. tall fragrant, edible fuzzy foliage and flowers. Sun-partial shade. Good for containers. Zone 4-8.

Pycnanthemum pilosum

Gray Mountain Mint, Wild Basil