Welcome to Left Field Farm’s Cultural Guide

by Maureen Sullivan on April 9, 2014

We have created this cultural guide to help you select plants that will work best in your garden and container plantings.  If you are visiting this page and have the name of a plant as it appears on one of our plant labels, simply scroll through this alphabetical listing till you reach that plant or use the search box.  If you are using this guide with a specific plant in mind but aren’t sure whether to look under the plant’s common name or Latin name, we suggest using the search box. Finally, if you are looking to see what plants we offer for a specific use, such as “container plants for full sun”, click the appropriate categories to see the plants that we offer that will fill the bill. 

At this time we have plant photos to go along with some of our offerings.  Since we have chosen to only use photos take on the farm of the actual plants that we grow it may take us some time to have a more complete listing with photos.

4 O’Clock / Mirabilis Limelight

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

4 O'clocks Mirabilis LimelightFull sun. 24 to 30 inches. Flowers open in late afternoon releasing a fresh  citrus fragrance. Limelight features chartreuse foliage and fuchsia flowers. Tubers may be dug in the autumn and stored for next years plants.

 

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African Blue Flax / Heliophila coronopifolia

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

Aftrican Blue Flax: HeliophilaFull sun. 24 inches.Prefers sandy well drained soils. Tiny five petaled royal blue flowers with a yellow eye. Especially nice when done as a mass planting or mixed with other meadow flowers. 

African Daisy / Osteospermum

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

African-Daisy-AstiFull Sun. 17 to 20 inches. Asti is more heat tolerant than other Osteospermum varieties and is drought tolerant. Deadhead to encourage more blossoms. Colors available are white, lavender (pictured) and purple. Though Asti may not send out as many flowers during the hottest months of the summer as in the spring, once temperatures begin to cool in late summer, Asti will bloom well again.

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Ageratum Blue Horizon

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

Ageratum Blue HorizonFull Sun. 30 inches. 15 to 18″ spread. An old-time, reliable favorite. This fuzzy purple blue flower is useful as a cut flower as well as in the border.

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Alyssum Aphrodite Apricot

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

Alyssum Aphrodite ApricotSun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance, this edging plant lends a soft ecru shade to plantings. Works nicely in containers and in the border.  Prefers a well drained soil.

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Alyssum Aphrodite Salmon

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

Alyssum Aprodite SalmonSun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance.  Good for use in both containers and the border. Perfers well drained soil. 

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Alyssum Wonderland Blue

by Maureen Sullivan on January 25, 2015

Sun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance. The pale blue of this variety is an unusual alyssum color offering.  Good for both containers and for the border Prefers well drained soil.

Alyssum Wonderland Copper

by Maureen Sullivan on January 25, 2015

Sun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance. Distinctive reddish copper blossoms. Good for both containers and for the border Prefers well drained soil.

Alyssum Wonderland Deep Purple

by Maureen Sullivan on February 18, 2014

Alyssum Wonderland Deep PurpleSun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance. Deep Purple blossoms hold there color well as petals age.  Good for both containers and for the border Prefers well drained soil.

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Alyssum Wonderland Deep Rose

January 6, 2016

Sun to Part Sun. Low grower. Known for its sweet honey fragrance. Rose-pink blossoms. Good for both containers and for the border Prefers well drained soil.

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