P-Patch and veg garden planner

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Plant List: Recommended Fruit Trees for Puget Sound

APPLES
Zestar
Sunrise
Silken
Gravenstein/Red Gravenstein
Akane
Alkmene
Marshall Mac
Honeycrisp
Jonamac
Sansa
Tsugaru Homei
Regal Gala (Fulford)
Cox’s Orange Pippin
Elstar/Elista (red Elstar)
Karmijn de Sonnaville
Spartan
Jonagold strains
Rubinette
Beni Shogun Fuji
September Wonder Fuji
Melrose
Redcort
Empire, Royal
Boskoop, Red
Ashmead’s Kernel
Shizuka
Millenium (NY 460)
Mutsu
Braeburn, Hillwell

SCAB-IMMUNE APPLES
Pristine
Williams’ Pride
Prima
Dayton
Releika
Rajka
Liberty
Belmac
Goldstar

PEARS
Bartlett (pollinizers: Anjou, Bosc, Comice)
Blake’s Pride (Bartlett)
Beurre Bosc AKA Bosc (Bartlett, Seckel)
Clapp’s Favorite/Red Clapp’s (Bosc)
Comice (Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Seckel)
Concorde [SF]
Conference (Bartlett)
Honeysweet [SF]
Orcas (Barlett)
Rescue (Bartlett)
Seckel (Bosc, Comice, Bartlett)
Stuttgarter Gieshirltle (Bartlett)

ASIAN PEARS (NASHI)
Atago
Chojuro (Shinseike, Bartlett)
Hamese
Kosui
Mishirasu
Shinseiki (Chojuro)
Yoinashi

PEACHES
Harken
Redhaven
Starfire
Frost
HW 272
Blazingstar
Redstar
Contender

NECTARINES
Hardired

PLUMS
Methley
Beauty
Shiro
Early Laxton
Imperial Epineuse
Obilnaja
Hollywood
Richards’ Early Italian
Seneca
Mirabelle
Victoria
Longjohn
Victory
Valor
Stanley
Schoolhouse
Vision

CHERRIES
Early Burlat
Hartland
BlackGold [SF]
WhiteGold [SF]
Kristin
Angela
Bing
Rainier
Lapins [SF]
Vandalay [SF]
Sweetheart [SF]
Tehranivee [SF]
Hudson
Surefire [SF]
Montmorency [SF]

[SF = self fruitful, needs no pollinator]

APRICOTS
Puget Gold
Westley

SOURCES:

NW Fruit (Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation)

WSU Fruit

Plant List: Sedums

Sedum cauticola

Hylotelephium cauticola, the cliff stonecrop, syn. Sedum cauticola, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae.

Description: a carpet-forming succulent perennial with trailing stems of pink-tinged grey-green round leaves, and purplish pink star-shaped flowers in autumn

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: 3″h x 12″w

Zones: 5-9

Sedum acre

Sedum acre, commonly known as the goldmoss stonecrop, mossy stonecrop, goldmoss sedum, biting stonecrop, and wallpepper, is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae.

Description: An evergreen ground cover, Sedum acre offers dark green, finely textured leaves accented by yellow flowers in summer. It is a low-growing plant that cannot compete with more vigorous, fast-growing species. Sedum acre is specially adapted for growing on thin dry soils and can be found on shingle, beaches, drystone walls, dry banks, seashore rocks, roadside verges, wasteland and in sandy meadows near the sea.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: 3″h x 12-24″w

Zones: 4-9

Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’

Favored for its bright foliage, ‘Ogon’ is especially eye-catching and easy to grow. The yellow flowers appear in summer, but take a backseat to the foliage.

Growing Conditions: Partial shade and well-drained soil

Size: to 3 inches tall

Zones: 6-9

Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’

This sedum has great foliage and beautiful pink flowers in late summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 12 inches tall

Zones: 3-9

Sedum spathulifolium

A great ground cover, this sedum grows fast to smother out weeds. It offers silvery foliage and yellow flowers in summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 5-9

Sedum sieboldii

A graceful and charming plant, Sedum sieboldii offers blue-green leaves that are often tinted purple. They look great against the clusters of pink flowers that appear in autumn.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 6-9

Sedum kamtschaticum

Despite its big name, this little sedum from Siberia is a great garden plant bearing deep green leaves and golden-yellow flowers in late summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 3-9

Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’

This beauty mixes well in almost any garden thanks to its purple foliage and pink flowers in late summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 12 inches tall

Zones: 4-9

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

An easy-care plant that makes a statement, ‘Angelina’ has bright golden foliage that turns orange in fall.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 6-9

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Add an extra dose of color to your rock garden or borders with this variegated sedum; each green leaf is edged in pink and white.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 3-9

Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’

One of the more popular sedum ground covers, ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is evergreen and offers deep purple leaves and pinkish purple blooms in late summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 4-9

Sedum grisebachii

A relatively uncommon variety, this sedum has fine foliage and forms a low mat. It erupts in a mass of yellow blooms in the summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 5-9

Sedum rupestre ‘Blue Spruce’

We’re partial to plants with silvery-blue foliage, so ‘Blue Spruce’ is a favorite. The blue color of the foliage is a great accent to the yellow summertime blooms.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 6-9

Sedum ‘Rosy Glow’

‘Rosy Glow’ offers attractive blue-green foliage all season long and is topped with ruby-purple flowers in late summer and early fall.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 8 inches tall

Zones: 3-9

Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’

A great ground cover, ‘John Creech’ forms a dense (weed-smothering) mat and is decorated with pinkish purple flowers in summer.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 2 inches tall

Zones: 3-8

Sedum spurium ‘Elizabeth’

‘Elizabeth’ is a charming variety that offers red-touched, blue-green foliage that turns red in fall. It offers red blooms May through August.

Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

Size: to 4 inches tall

Zones: 3-8

Succulents and How to Grow Them

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How to grow succulents
Succulents do best in bright light in very well-drained soil, as the roots are prone to rotting if they stay wet for too long. Succulents should never be left to stand in trays or pots of water, and shouldn’t be watered if the soil is already damp – let it dry out between waterings instead.

If planting succulents in containers, choose unglazed terracotta pots with plenty of drainage holes in the bottom. Terracotta pots are porus, helping the compost to dry out quickly. Most succulents have fibrous roots so can be planted in fairly shallow pots. Don’t over-pot plants – they do well in quite small containers.

More on growing succulents:


COLD-HARDY SUCCULENTS

The common cold-hardy succulents shown here can handle northern winters, snow, rainstorms (if given excellent drainage) and summer dry spells.

Most cold-hardy succulents are in the genera Sedum and Sempervivum.

SEDUM (STONECROP)

Trailing varieties are lovely as ground covers and in rock gardens, terraces and hanging baskets. Larger-leaved Mexican sedums (such as burro tail) are less tolerant of damp cold and need to be overwintered indoors or kept in greenhouses. Shrub sedums die back in winter and return in spring. All produce clusters of star-shaped blooms.

SEMPERVIVUM (HEN AND CHICKS)

These resemble echeverias but rosettes have thinner, pointed leaves and a more compact, spherical form. A similar genus, sometimes lumped with Sempervivum, is Jovibarba. These and Rosularia resemble sempervivums and have similar cultivation requirements. Learn more about “semps” and see photos of dozens of beautiful varieties at Mountain Crest Gardens.

 Certain species of Agave, cacti and ice plants also can handle all but the coldest climates.

AGAVES

Agaves that are cold-hardy (if kept dry) include A. ‘Baccarat’, which can go to zero degrees F.

DELOSPERMA

These ice plants have satiny, daisylike flowers in brilliant hues of pink, orange, red, yellow, purple and combinations thereof. They make great rock garden plants.

LEWISIA

Native to the Pacific Northwest, this genus is named after explorer Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Lewisia has been extensively hybridized, resulting in vivid-hued cultivars.

OROSTACHYS

This intriguing annual makes a great pot plant. When bred with Sedum the intergeneric cross is Sedoro.

  1. Sempervivum ssp.
  2. Sedum ‘Angelina’
  3. Echeveria elegans
Best succulents to grow - Echeveria elegans

Commonly known as the Mexican snowball, Echeveria elegans is one of the many fantastic echeverias you can grow. It works well both as a house plant and in summer bedding displays outside, but needs taking indoors for winter. It has pale, green-blue foliage and will gradually spread to produce a colony of rosettes.


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Sempervivums

Best succulents to grow - sempervivums

Best succulents to grow – sempervivums

There’s such a diversity of sempervivums to grow that its tricky to pick just one. They’re easy to grow and it’s fun to mix and match them in pots and containers. Sempervivums do well outside and are perfect for creating low-maintenance planting schemes and green roofs.


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Agave americana

Best succulents to grow - Agave americana

Best succulents to grow – Agave americana

There are lots of garden-worthy agaves to grow, but Agave americana is one of the largest and most impressive. Grow Agave americana indoors or out, in a large pot or in the ground in very well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Protect it from excess winter wet.


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Sedum dasyphyllum

Best succulents to grow - Sedum dasyphyllum

Best succulents to grow – Sedum dasyphyllum

Sedum dasyphyllum is ideal if you’re looking for a plant to grow as ground cover in a hot sunny, spot. The species is reputedly hardy down to -12°C, so you can shouldn’t need to protect it in winter. You could you also try growing this fast-growing species on green roofs or in the crevices of walls.


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Crassula ‘Gollum’

Best succulents to grow - Crassula gollum

Best succulents to grow – Crassula gollum

Crassula ‘Gollum’ is a popular cultivar of the jade tree, Crassula ovata, with tubular leaves, though they aren’t actually hollow. It’s easy to grow as a house plant, and is less demanding of bright light than other succulents, so can be grown in a bit more shade. Not to be confused with Crassula ‘Hobbit’ – another cultivar of Crassula ovata that has larger leaves with a less tubular appearance.


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Aloe aristata

Best succulents to grow - Aloe arisata

Best succulents to grow – Aloe arisata

There are lots of aloes you can grow indoors as house plants, including Aloe vera and Aloe rauhii, but Aloe aristata is the one of the hardier species, so is better suited to growing outdoors. It will quickly produce offsets, and in autumn produces tall flowering stems with coral orange blooms.


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Graptopetalum pentandrum subsp. superbum

Best succulents to grow - Graptopetalum pentandrum subsp superbum

Best succulents to grow – Graptopetalum pentandrum subsp superbum

Unlike many other succulents, Graptopetalum pentandrum subsp. superbum can be grown for its stunning panicles of flowers as much as its frosted purple foliage. Hardy to -3°C, you can grow it outside all year round in milder regions. Some graptopetalums have been crossed with echeverias to produce beautiful hybrids, known as graptoverias.


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Sedum ‘Burrito’

Best succulents to grow - Sedum 'Burrito'

Best succulents to grow – Sedum ‘Burrito’

Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ can often be spotted growing in pots in Mediterranean countries, where its succulent leaves trail over the edges. In cooler climes it makes a stunning house plant, especially suited to growing in hanging pots. Handle it with care as the leaves are easily knocked off.


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Crassula ‘Hottentot’

Best succulents to grow - Crassula 'Hottentot'

Best succulents to grow – Crassula ‘Hottentot’

This lovely succulent is perfect for growing as a house plant. It has reduced, fleshy leaves that give the stems a columnar appearance, almost like lots of stones stacked on top of each other. As the stems get longer, they gracefully tumble over the edges of the pot it’s growing in – an effect that looks especially good in a hanging container. ‘Hottentot’ also produces clusters of ivory coloured flowers.


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String-of-beads

Best succulents to grow - string of beads plant

Best succulents to grow – string of beads plant

Each ‘bead’ of the string-of-beads plant (Senecio rowleyanus) is actually a succulent, modified leaf. All this low-maintenance house plant requires is a bright, ideally in a hanging container where the dangling stems can be fully appreciated.


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Lithops

Best succulents to grow - lithops

Best succulents to grow – lithops. Getty Images

Living stones, Lithops, are unusual succulents, native to the deserts of South Africa. They have evolved to deal with very harsh sunlight, so are best grown in a sunny spot, such as on an east-facing or south-facing windowsill. Slow-growing, lithops gradually grow into small clusters.

H x S: 5cm x 5cm


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Pachyphytum bracteosum

Best succulents to grow - Pachyphytum bracteosum

Best succulents to grow – Pachyphytum bracteosum

Silver bracts, Pachyphytum bracteosum, is a fleshy succulent, with large, thick chalky leaves that resemble stones. Unlike most succulents, it will tolerate partial to full shade, so is well-suited to growing as a house plant.

H x S: 30cm x 20cm


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Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’

Best succulents to grow - Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Best succulents to grow – Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’

Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’ is a branching shrub with magnificent, almost black-purple, succulent, polished leaf rosettes with a lime-green centre, at the ends of its branches. It’s perfect for growing in containers on a sunny patio, or as summer bedding in a hot, dry border.

H x S: 60cm x 60cm


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Cotyledon orbiculata

Best succulents to grow - Cotyledon orbiculata

Best succulents to grow – Cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon orbiculata is a South African native evergreen succulent, bearing fleshy, round silvery leaves with fine red margins. In late summer orange bell-shaped flowers hang from tall stems. It’s ideal for growing in containers both on its own and with other succulents, and in dry or gravel gardens. While hardy to -5ºC, it’s best brought indoors for winter.

H x S: 1.3m x 60cm


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Echeveria ‘Blue Frills’

Best succulents to grow - Echeveria 'Blue Frills'

Best succulents to grow – Echeveria ‘Blue Frills’

Echeveria are attractive succulents, forming evergreen rosettes of fleshy leaves. Echeverias flower in summer, but they are mostly grown for their foliage. Echeveria ‘Blue Frills’ is a particularly lovely cultivar, bearing compact rosettes of symmetrical, frilled, blue-green leaves.

H x S: 15cm x 20cm


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Gasteria batesiana

Best succulents to grow - Gasteria batesiana

Best succulents to grow – Gasteria batesiana

Gasteria batesiana is an unusual, compact succulent, bearing rough, pointed leaves. It gradually forms a dense clump of offsets, making it easy to propagate.

H x S: 10cm x 30cm


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Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’

Best succulents to grow - Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

Best succulents to grow – Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’

Crassula ’Buddha’s Temple’ is an unusual, eye-catching plant with upward facing leaves that resemble a Chinese temple. They have a powdery coating which is rubbed off by water or touch – water plants from below to avoid this. A mature plant may bear pink flowers in summer.

H x S: 15cm x 15cm


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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Best succulents to grow - flaming Katy

Best succulents to grow – flaming Katy

Unusually for a succulent, Flaming Katy, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, is grown for its flowers. It bears glossy, dark green leaves and masses of flowers for weeks on end, in a variety of colours.

H x S: 40cm x 30cm