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Clematis fremontii Fremont’s leatherflower Z 4-7
Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up
Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up on this short perennial – not a vine
Size: 12" x 12"
Care: full sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
Native: Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska
1st collected by John C. Fremont (1813-1890) celebrated American explorer, participant in the “Bear Revolt” that made California independent from Mexico & in turn part of the United States, Governor of California, 1st Senator of California, owner of a California gold mine, abolitionist, 1st candidate for US president on the Republican ticket and Civil War general fired by Lincoln for freeing the slaves of Missouri. After accumulating fabulous wealth and spending it all, he died in poverty in New York.
Coreopsis rosea Pink tickseed Z 4-8
pink daisies with yellow centers from summer through autumn
Dainty (appearing but actually tough) pink daisies with yellow centers from summer through autumn, very long blooming. Wonderful for rock gardens, groundcover or front of border.
Size: 10” x 12”
Care: full sun in moist well-drained soil. Slow to emerge in spring so don't forget where it is.
Native: Eastern No. America
Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies
Coreopsis is Greek meaning “buglike” referring to the seeds looking like little black bugs. Thomas Nuttall 1st collected this flower in 1815 about 20 miles NW of Savannah along the river. He described its native habitat: “in open grassy swamps from New Jersey to Georgia…” William Robinson, father of the mixed perennial border called this “a neat and pretty plant.” In 1913 Sanders wrote that it “make(s) a brilliant display of color (when) grown in masses in sunny borders.”
Corydalis lutea Pseudofumaria lutea Z 4-8
Yellow blooms from late spring - fall
Yellow trumpet-like clusters from late spring – fall. One of the few shade perennials that blooms non-stop.
Size: 9-15" x 18"
Care: part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
Native: Throughout Europe
Corydalis is Greek for “lark” korydalos, referring to the shape of flower, a lark’s spur. Lutea means “yellow.” According to 16th century herbalist Culpepper, “Saturn owns the herb” so Corydalis lutea cured Saturn’s diseases of the liver, spleen, leprosy, scabs, itches, cholera, salty blood, jaundice, melancholy, plague, pestilence and red eyes. The Greek Dioscordes claimed that it “hinders fresh springing of hairs on the eye lids.” Since 1800’s in U.S.
Corydalis ochroleuca syn. Pseudofumaria alba Z 4-8
Creamy white flowers touched with yellow
Creamy white flowers touched with yellow from May to October. One of longest blooming flowers for shade.
Size: 6-12” x 12”
Care: Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil
Corydalis is Greek for “lark” korydalos, referring to the shape of flower resembling a lark’s spur. Garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1848-1931) planted Corydalis ochroleuca as a “wide carpet” under peonies in her spring garden at her home, Munstead Wood.