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  • Viola corsica Corsican violet Z 4-8

    Rare species violet. Clouds of blue violets with veined heart leading to tiny yellow centers

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    Rare species violet. Clouds of blue violets with veined heart leading to tiny yellow centers from late spring thru fall-blooms its head off. Reliably perennial. More heat tolerant than pansies.

    Size: 5-7” x 8-10”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil.
    Native: Corsica

    1st described by Swedish botanist Carl Fredrik Nyman before 1893.

  • Zinnia grandiflora Rocky Mountain Zinnia SUBSHRUB Z. 4-9

    Profuse golden yellow flowers from July through fall, slow to emerge in spring so don't prematurely assume it's gone.

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    Profuse golden yellow flowers from July through fall, slow to emerge in spring so don’t prematurely assume it’s gone. Very sweet yellow blooms over long period of time.

    Size: 4-6”x 12-15”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Colorado & Kansas south to SW U.S.

    The name Zinnia honors German botany professor Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759). This species 1st collected by Edwin James, physician and botanist on the Long Expedition in 1820.