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  • Petrophytum caespitosum Mat rock Spiraea Z 4-9

    Tight cushions bearing white spikes August-September.

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    Tight cushions bearing white spikes August-September. Its roots penetrate rock crevices and cracks

    Size: 4” x 4-6’
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Do not allow leaf litter to cover it.
    Native: Sierras to Rocky Mountains

    Collected by premier plant hunter Thomas Nuttall 1834-1837 on his exploration across the continent to the Pacific “on high shelving rocks in the Rocky Mountains, towards the sources of the Platte.”

  • Phlox stolonifera syn. P. reptans Creeping phlox Z. 4-9

    Flowers white to pink to purple in spring

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    Flowers white to pink to purple in spring

    Size: 6-12” x spreads by stolons (stems that root on soil surface
    Care: sun to shade in most any soil
    Native: Appalachian Mountains
    Size: Very useful groundcover due to its willingness to grow anywhere

    Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 1801: discovered by John Fraser in Georgia 1786 and sent to Sims in 1801. ALSO COLLECTED BY Michaux about same time but Sims described 1st ans so received priority. Sims’ described a form with violet corolla from Blue Ridge Mtns. A purple colored form which is more wide-spread named P. stolonifera crassifolia by Don. A “showy-flowered Phlox which has long been in cultivation combines the characters of P. subulata and P. stolonifera in such a striking way as to clearly indicate its origin as a hybrid between these two species.” Given various names incl/ P. procumbens, P verna and P. amoena. P. 76

  • Phyteuma scheuchzeri Horned rampion Z 5-8

    globe-shaped, blue-purple flowers with petals resembling horns

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    Clusters of globe-shaped, blue-purple flowers with petals resembling horns or curved spikes bloom in June-July. “…(W)hen exposed only to the morning sun, will keep long in bloom.” Curtis’ Botanical Magazine 1815-6.

    Size: 8-12” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Mountains of Switzerland and “Piemont.”

    Collected in late 1700’s. The name Phyteuma is from Greek meaning “a plant.”

  • Polemonium reptans Greek valerian, Jacobs ladder Z 4-8

    Cluster of light blue bell shaped blooms in May and June

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    Clusters of light blue bell shaped blooms in May and June

    Size: 8-12” x 10”
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, immune to Walnut toxins
    Native: Ontario & Quebec to Alabama, west to MN & KS, Wisconsin native

    Collected for gardens before 1750. Meskwaki made a compound of roots as a physic and for urinary ailments.