Archives

Showing 81–88 of 125 results

  • Myosotis palustris syn. M. scorpioides Forget-me-not Z. 5-9

    Small gentian flowers with golden eyes, spring into fall

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Small gentian flowers with golden eyes, spring into fall.

    Can not ship to: New Hampshire

    Size: 9-12” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist soil
    Native: temperate areas world wide

    “Myosotis” is Greek meaning mouse ear for the leaf shape.  Around 1390 Henry IV adopted soveigne vous de moy, Forget-me-not, as a symbol not to forget his reign.  A German legend attributes the common name to a lover who, gathering the flower, cried out “forget-me-not” as he fell into the river and died. Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote: “The sweet forget-me-nots; That grow for happy lovers.” Persian poet Shiraz told another folk tale: an angel fell from heaven by falling in love with a “daughter of earth,”when they sat by a river twining Forget-me-not flowers in her hair.  The angel was not allowed to return until the lovers planted Forget-me-nots in every corner of the earth, which they did, hand in hand.  She then became immortal “without tasting the bitterness of death” and joined the angel in Paradise.

  • Oenothera speciosa Evening primrose Z 5-8

    June to August pale pink saucer-like blossoms

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    June to August ballerina pink saucer-like blossoms, excellent groundcover.

    Size: 12" x 12" spreader
    Care: Full sun moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Southwest U.S. to Mexico

    Another Thomas Nuttall discovery – 1819.

  • Ononis natrix Yellow restharrow Z 4-8

    Yellow pea like flowers with red veins June- August

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Yellow pea like flowers with red veins June- August

    Size: 12” X 12”
    Care: sun in dry soil
    Native: Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Circum-Mediterranean

    Linnaeus 1753

  • Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’ Z 3-9

    Glossy fire engine red petals with black heart in June.

    Placeholder

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Scarlet, tissue-thin petals surround a purple blotch at the base highlighted with purple stamens

    Size: 3' x 2'
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Foliage dies back in summer & reemerges in the cool autumn.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds, bees & butterflies. Deer & rabbit resistant.

    This red selection listed in Matineau’s book 1910

  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Z 3-9

    Brilliant scarlet in autumn

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Spring leaves bronzy, turn green in summer and then brilliant scarlet in autumn, with contrasting blue berries with red stems.

    Size: 50’ x 10'
    Care: Either sun or shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern No. America
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Parthenocissus is Greek meaning “virgin ivy.” Cultivated in American gardens since 1700’s.  Sent to England by English planthunter Tradescant the Younger in the 1640’s. Grown by Jefferson.

  • Passiflora caerulea Blue passion flower Z 6-9

    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals; an inner disc of concentric rings of blue, white and purple filaments; and a central “antenna.” From mid-summer through fall.

    Size: 15’ x 4’
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: So. America
    Wildlife Value: Host for several butterfly caterpillars
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit

    Since at least 1753

  • Passiflora incarnata Maypop Z. 5 (with protection)-9

    Abundant, extremely showy lavender and white flowers all summer then egg size yellow fruit that you can eat. Most hardy of the passionflowers.

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Abundant, extremely showy lavender and white flowers all summer then egg size yellow fruit that you can eat. Most hardy of the passionflowers.

    Size: 10-15’ x 18”
    Care: sun in moist soil
    Native: Eastern US
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies

    Collected by Rev. John Banister who moved to colonial Virginia in 1678. A gunman mistakenly shot and killed him while he collected plants. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium. Dies back to ground in winter only to pop out of the ground in May, hence “Maypop.”

  • Platycodon grandiflorus double Double Balloon flower Z. 3-9

    Balloon shaped buds opening to double blue bells from mid-summer to early fall

    Buy

    OUT OF STOCK
    Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

    Balloon shaped buds opening to double blue bells from mid-summer to early fall, longer if deadhead.

    Size: 24” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern Asia
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & butterflies

    Platycodon is Greek from platys meaning “broad” and kodon meaning “bell”, referring to the shape of the flower. This double form since 1800’s.