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Plant Abbreviations

All plants are described as follows:
Genus Species Cultivar Common Name (Leaf Retention) (Hardiness Zone) (Plant Uses)
Monarda didyma 'Adam' Red Bee Balm (Prn) (z5) (Cut, Hon, Hum)

Leaf Retention
Dec = deciduous
EG = evergreen
SEG = semi-evergreen
Prn = perennial roots

Cultural Conditions
(noted in abbreviated form at the end of plant descriptions:)
S = sun
PSh = partial shade
Sh = shade
D = drier conditions
M = medium moisture
W = wetter conditions
GDr = good drainage required
Acid = pH below 7

Hardiness Zones
Best estimate / avg minimum Zone / Temp in F.
  2   -50 to -40 F
  3   -40 to -30 F
  4   -30 to -20 F
  5   -20 to -10 F
  6   -10 to 0 F
  7   0 to 10 F
  8   10 to 20 F
  9   20 to 30 F

Size
Large
Medium 
Small

Shrub
over 8'
3-6'
under 3' 

Tree
over 60'
30-60'
< 30'

Plant Uses
ornamental, plus:
E/WNa -E/Wnative
B&W - birds & wildlife
Hon - honey/bees
Bon - bonsai potential
N.Fix - nitrogen fixing
Ed - edible/wild fruit
Cut - cut flower
Hum - hummingbird
Bfly - buttterfly
Fra - fragrant
Bas - baskets