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  • Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ syn. Sedum reflexum ‘Angelina’ Spruce-leaved stonecrop Z 4-8

    Chartreuse, turning red-orange in fall, needle-like leaves blooming with yellow flowers June-August but the leaves are the feature.

    $8.25/pot

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    Chartreuse, turning red-orange in fall, needle-like leaves blooming with yellow flowers June-August but the leaves are the feature.

    Size: 4-6” x 1-2’ spreader
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Rabbit and Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.

    Species grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811

  • Sedum sieboldii syn Hylotelephium sieboldii, October Daphne Z 3-9

    Fleshy gray-green foliage edged with pink

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Fleshy gray-green foliage edged with pink encircles the prostrate stems, flowering strawberry pink in fall.

    Size: 4" x 8"
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
    Native: Japan

    Sedum means “plant that sits.”  “Live forever” is an ancient Greek name for the plant. The Roman Pliny claimed that sedum’s juice treated wounds.  In the 1500’s English herbalist Gerard called sedums “very full of life,” referring to succulent’s quality of being very easy to grow.  William Robinson described Sedum sieboldii as “a beautiful Stonecrop loved by slugs.” (We have not found that, the slug part, to be true.)  American garden cultivation by 1850.

  • Sedum spurium ‘Coccineum’ Dragon’s blood Z 4-9

    Star-shaped crimson flowers August – September atop succulent red-tinged leaves that blaze all crimson in fall and winter.

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    Star-shaped crimson flowers August – September atop succulent red-tinged leaves that blaze all crimson in fall and winter. Perfect for rock gardens, front of border, fairy gardens, roof gardens, troughs and groundcover or any place with drought.

    Size: 6” x 24”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus Mountains

    Sedum means “plant that sits.” “Live forever” is an ancient Greek name for sedums. The Roman Pliny claimed that sedum’s juice treated wounds. In the 1500’s English herbalist Gerard called sedums “very full of life,” referring to succulent’s quality of being very easy to grow. Spurium means “false.” This cultivar collected before 1826.

  • Semiaquilegia ecalcarata Spurless columbine, Z 5-9

    Dainty mauvish, dusty pink columbine-like blossoms, without the tail, dangle above foliage in May-June.

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    Dainty mauvish, dusty pink columbine-like blossoms, without the tail, dangle above foliage in May-June.

    Size: 6-10” x 8”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: open woods and slopes in central China & Tibet

    Collected before 1891. Named “Wu ju lou dou cai” in Chinese.

  • Sempervivum tectorum Hens and chicks Z 3-10

    Rosettes of succulent leaves

    $7.75/bareroot

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    Rosettes of succulent leaves

    Size: 4” x 4”
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Alps & Pyrenees Mountains

    Grown in gardens for thousands of years.  Sempervivum means “live forever.”  Romans planted Hens and chicks on their roofs to ward off lightning.  As a succulent it holds water and is probably more difficult to catch fire.  “This practice was preserved for historians when Charlemagne (720-814), first Holy Roman Emperor and unifier of a large part of northern Europe, ordered that all villagers within his crown lands plant houseleeks on their roofs, presumably as a safety measure. He decreed: Et ille hortulanus habeat super domum suam Iovis barbam. (And the gardener shall have house-leeks growing on his house. Capitulare de villis, about 795,  LXX.)”

  • Silene alpestris Alpine catchfly Z. 5-8

    It flowers in May (through August) the flowers being of a polished whiteness

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    “It flowers in May (through August) the flowers being of a polished whiteness, with the petals notched, and abundantly produced over the shining green masses of leaves.” Robinson 1903

    Size: 4-6” x
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: European Alps

    Collected in Austria by 1773

  • Silene schafta Schaft’s catchfly, Moss Z 5-7

    spectacular late season blooms – bright magenta flowers September to October

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    One of the spectacular late season blooms – bright magenta flowers September to October

    Size: 6” x Slowly spreading
    Care: full sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Russia

    Perfect for dry borders or rock gardens.
    Introduced from its native Russia in 1844.  In Greek mythology Silene was a companion of Bacchus who was covered with foam. William Robinson, father of the mixed perennial border, described the flowers of this species as being “very neat tufts.”

  • Silene suecica syn. Lychnis alpina Arctic campion Z 4-8

    Rosy racemes May- June emerge from a mound of grass-like leaves

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    Rosy racemes May- June emerge from a mound of grass-like leaves.  Short-lived but reseeds.

    Size: 5” x 6”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Northern Asia & Europe

    In gardens before 1753.  May 6, 1876 The Garden described its flowers as “forming bright rosy patches…”