A dazzling multi-colored yarrow. Long blooming with drought and deer resistance. Opens hot-pinkish-reddish, and then fades to soft peaches and mellow yellows. Silvery fern-like foliage is an interesting contrast to the warm color of the blossoms. Will re-bloom if dead-headed. Easy to grow.
Makes good dried and cut flowers. Stems have umbrella stucture in the snow, we recommend leaving them up in the fall.
Culture: This Yarrow can tolerate poor soil conditions, does best in lean, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. (Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils.)
Yarrow should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot humid summers. Remove faded flowers to encourage more growth and divide every 3-4 years. Some varieties can spread by seed. Deer and rabbit resistant, one canít go wrong with this plant.
Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' NEW 2009!
18" tall. BLOOMS ALL SUMMER! Vibrant orange flowers. Fleuroselect Quality Award winner.
Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset' NEW 2009!
Dwarf (18" tall)compact cultivar. Rose purple buds open to deep orange flowers. Foliage is delicately textured, aromatic & silvery.
Ajuga 'Black Scallop' Bugleweed zones 3-9
Very dark almost black leaves are ruffled and puckered around the edges. Gives a lovely, intricate texture as an evergreen groundcover. Blue display of pretty flowers in the spring. Large impact planted en mass. All Ajugas spread in the right conditions adn help keep out weeds. Culture: See Ajuga 'Silver Beauty' below.
Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
Ajuga 'Black Scallop'
Ajuga 'Silver Beauty'
Ajuga 'Silver Beauty' Varigated Bugleweed zones 3-9
Nice sturdy shade-loving, groundcover with creamy white and green leaves. Blue flowers in May. Colorful all year. Wonderful border to other silver, blue or gold foliaged shade plants such as Hosta, Phlox 'Blue Ridge', Ferns. Offers nice low, complex texture to a garden.
Culture: Ajuga makes attractive groundcovers but can spread rampantly. Evergreen foliage also gives this plant a 4 season interest. Prefers a bit of organic material in the soil and moisture, but will tolerate poor and drier soil as long as it is in part shade. It sends up deep blue flowers in late spring and when happy it can grow into lawns and spreads indefinatly.
Hint: Make sure to rake off leaves in the fall and pull out suckers if necessary. Helps to control weed growth, but can become a weed itself (varigated forms are less vigorous). Cut out any green reversions shoots from 'Silver Beauty' and share with neighbors!
'Toffee Chip' Blossom
na Ajuga 'Toffee Chips' Variegated Bugleweed zones 3-9 This Bugleweed is sure to please. This evergreen groundcover has creamy variegated margins and a mint green midstipe. Narrow leaves Great as a backdrop planted en mass for color effect. Purple flowers. Culture: Same as Ajuga 'Silver Beauty'. Prune out any green reversion shoots.
Ajuga 'Toffee Chips'
Ajuga 'Catlins Giant' Giant Bugleweed zones 3-9
Has huge purple/brown leaves that turn an almost balck in the winter. Great as an evergreen blanket in hard-to grow areas. Still needs sun and decent soil to thrive. Likes moisture and will spread. Great blue flower spikes are tallest on this robust variation of Bugleweed.
Culture: Same as above Ajugas.
Ajuga 'Catlins Giant'
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chips'
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chips' Bugleweed zones 3-9
Unique from the Ajugas above by having narrower and more dense leaves the color of chocolate.
Culture: See Ajuga 'Silver Beauty' above.
Amsonia hubrectii (fall color)
Amsonia hubrectii Arkansas Blue Star Flower zones 4-9
This wonderful native gives your garden interest through 3 full seasons. Spring it has blue star flowers (hense its name), fine-textured, fuzzy summer companion and outstanding fall color of bronze and yellows. Even though it is a perennial, it gets quite shrub like 3'x 4' over time.
Culture: Easy to grow and adaptable. Full sun-part shade. Average well drained soil.
Amsoina hubrectii (flower)
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Salmon Rose' Colombine zones 3-9
We are excited to be offering this new variety of Colombine. Peach, pink and orange colors mixed together glow on double ruffled flowers. Beautiful upright flowers will catch your eye in late spring.
Culture: Full Sun to Part Shade. Medium soil and water requirements. Easy to grow.
Aquilegia 'Clementine Salmon Rose'
Anthemis punctata v. Cupaniana
na Anthemis punctata v. cupaniana Zone 5-9
This perennial has blooms that are creamy-white, daisy flowers with the classic yellow eye. It blooms for long periods over an attractive mat of lacy silvery-grey foliage. Works great as a great border, as the flowers never get over 8" tall and the compact leaves are a nice contrast to green grass.
Botanical name: Anthemis punctata v. (variety) cupaniana Common Name: none really Family: Asteraceae (Composite) More About: Anthemis used to be grouped together with its cousin, Garden Chamomile (Chamaemelum), which it still shares the long bloom season, fine & scented foliage with. Anthemon in Greek refers to 'long blooming' and there are 100 or so different species around the globe. They can be some-what short lived, but easy to propagate by cuttings. Daisy flowers bloom much longer then Leucanthmums (Shasta Daisy) and are deer resistant. Culture: Full sun to part shade. Grows 8" tall and spreads slowly. Likes well drained soil. Cut back in late summer to promote re-blooming and tidy up the foliage. Apply light fertilizer in spring to promote blooms as well.
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Indian Turnip zones 3-9 Family: Araceae (Aroids) More About: The Arisaema family has become quite popular to garden enthusiasts over the last few years. Many exotic, hardy & rare species are being introduced from Asia. They have beautiful & bizaare flowers and intricate leaves. We have the demure native triphyllum growing on our property, and have collected seed from the darkest flowering plant and have 2 year old plants in 4" pots that will be ready for sale in 2008. We will be carrying more Arisamea in the future, so check back soon! Culture: The Arisaema triphyllum that grows on our property is in two spots.One is on a woodland edge in a seasonably wet (6+ inches of water in the spring & sometimes fall) area. The other is on the north side of a shed in a gravel pit with leaf litter. Both are growing in rich/rocky soil, & part shade. If you give them a similar location, they should thrive as well.
Arisaema triphyllum (fall berries)
Asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed'
na Asclepias tuberosa ssp. tuberosa Butterfly Weed zones 3-9
This is a gem of a plant. Found in most all US states except the NW, Alaska & Hawaii it can be grown in any well-drained soil. Flowers can be of the brightest oranges, yellows and reds. This plant attracts hords of butterflys in mid-late summer, hense its common name, 'Butterfly Weed.' After the flowers finish feeding the insects, a milkweed pod emerges that explodes with fuzzy, silky seeds that usually finish blowing away after the first snows.
Please be careful not to disturb the root systems when transplanting, as this can damage the tap root.
More About: Over 100 species from the Americas, (there are some relatives in Africa placed in the genus Physocarpus. All have milky sap that is acrid & poisonous & make the butterflies that eat them toxic to predators.Native Americans used Asclepias tuberosa as food and medicine. It is native to most of the continental US, excluding the North West. Butterflies and their caterpillers use many different species of Asclepias to eat and take nectar from. If you can, please leave the local wild milkweeds to grow, as they attract monarchs and other beneficial insects. Culture: Asclepias tuberosa is easy to grow if you give it a few important things. 1) Well drained soil 2) Full Sun 3) Disturb roots as little as possibe. The tap root is sensitive and can be damaged. Gets 24-36" tall & wide. Mounding.
The one & only very beautiful Astilbe we offer so far. One of the earliest reds to bloom, blood red flowers, mahogany foliage. Prefers shadier spots and ample water.
Athyrium x 'Branford Beauty'
na Athyriun x 'Branford Beauty' zones 4-9
This beautiful fern is a cross between the Japanese painted fern and the native Lady fern. It has light silver leaves with a reddish stem. Tough and delicate all at once. Stands out in shady parts of the garden.
Culture: Prefers rich, moist soil and part to full shade.
check that silver foliage!
na Athyrium 'Burgundy Lace' Japanese Painted Fern zones 4-9
One of the darkest leaved of the Japanese Ferns. Takes a couple of years for the color to fully mature, by that time it is sizzling hot. Unique color makes this fern highly desirable.
Culture: Prefers rich, moist soil. Will go dormant in the summer if a drought. Slowly spreads. Great companion plant.
Athyrium 'Burgundy Lace'
Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke' False Indigo zone 3-9
A cross between Baptisia alba and B. australis. Has purple flowers, bluish-green leaves and charcoal stems. Gets tall (3-5ft) Has showy seed pods. Attracts butterflys. Parents are US natives.
Culture: Does best in full sun in somewhat acid, poor soils.
Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
Bergenia 'Winter Glow'
Bergenia 'Winter Glow' Pigsqueak zone 3-8
Round waxy leaves hold up all winter and have a ruby red glow. In spring plant gets a stalk of bright pink flowers. Good as border plants in woodland gardens. Spreads slowely from rhyzomes. Culture: Average garden soil, on the hummusy side. Shade loving.