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  • Sisyrinchium albidum White blue-eyed grass Z 3-10

    White or pale blue star-shaped flowers with yellow centers blossom over short, grass-like foliage in late spring-early summer.

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    White or pale blue star-shaped flowers with yellow centers blossom over short, grass-like foliage in late spring-early summer.

    Size: 18-24” x 6-12”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil
    Native: East coast from Maine to Florida and west as far as Wisconsin
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & butterflies, Deer resistant.
    Size: Menominee kept this in their house or pocket to ward off snakes.

    First published in 1832.

  • Sisyrinchium macrocarpum Argentinian blue-eyed grass Z 5-9

    In summer large yellow cups with red line encircle the center, above petite iris-like foliage

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    In summer large yellow cups with red line encircle the center, above petite iris-like foliage.

    Size: 6-12” x 9-12”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Argentina’s central & southern cordilleras

    Described in 1881.

  • Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ Golden Fleece Goldenrod Z 4-8

    OUT OF STOCK Note: This is a plant not currently for sale.  This is an archive page preserved for informational use. Dense horizontal golden panicles on this dwarf Goldenrod, August to September

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    Dense horizontal golden panicles on this dwarf Goldenrod, August to September

    Size: 12-18” x 24”
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: species SE US
    Wildlife Value: Butterfly magnet Monarch, Viceroy & Painted ladies
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Award of Merit & Cornell University Allstar

    Solidago from solidus and ago meaning to bring together.  Species collected by 1800’s but this cultivar selected by Dr. Richard Lightly at Mount Cuba Center in the 1980’s.  OK, it’s not old but it is so different from all other Goldenrods that I couldn’t resist.

  • Stipa tirsa Horsetail feather grass Z 5-8

    Thinnest of thin, white-silver panicles from thin green leaves June-July

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    Thinnest of thin, white-silver panicles from thin green leaves June-July

    Size: 18-24” x 14-20”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe, Siberia, Russia and Caucasus

    1st described in Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 30(2): 115. 1857.

  • Syringa vulgaris Lilac, French lilac Z 4-8 SHRUB/SMALL TREE

    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring

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    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring
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    Size: 20’ x 15’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: SE Europe, Caucasus to Afghanistan

    Introduced to European from its native Turkey by Viennese ambassador De Busbecq (1522-1592).  Grown  in Jefferson’s garden at Monticello and Washington’s Mount Vernon.  By 1850 “found in almost every (American) garden.”  Breck (1851)  ‘Alba’ listed in Tradescant the Elder’s 1634 list as “Lilac Matthioli.” Elias Ashmole’s manuscript, “trees found in Mrs. Tradescants ground when it came into my possession (1662) as ‘Syringa alba.’ ”  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Thalictrum ichangense Dwarf meadowrue, Chinese meadowrue, in China called “dun ye tang song cao” Z 5-7

    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming

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    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming. Pretty foliage – flushed with purple and marbled grey, think Begonia leaves.

    Size: 6” x 6”
    Care: shade to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: forests and damp rocky ledges in Western China

    Described in literature 1888. Collected for the West by Augustine Henry (1857-1930)  Irishman who went to China as a physician in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service and stayed 20 years hunting the plants of central China. He collected about 5000 new plants.  Used in traditional Chinese medicine.
    The species name ichangense comes from the province of Ichang where Dr. Henry found this.

  • Thermopsis caroliniana syn. Thermopsis villosa Carolina lupine Z 4-9

    Dense spikes of buttery yellow in June, resembling Baptisia or Lupin with clover like foliage.

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    Dense spikes of buttery yellow in June, resembling Baptisia or Lupin with clover-like foliage.

    Size: 4’ x 2’ spreading by root
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Drought & Heat tolerant.
    Native: forest openings in the Appalachians
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees & butterflies, Deer & rabbit resistant.

    Collected before 1843

  • Thermopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf thermopsis, Siberian lupin Z 3-8

    Striking spikes of buttercup yellow pea-like flowers June-July

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    Striking spikes of buttercup yellow pea-like flowers June-July

    Size: 3’ x 18”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: E. Asia, Siberia to Japan & Alaska

    Thermopsis is Greek meaning “lupin” and “like;” lanceolata refers to the lance shaped leaves. Collected before 1753.