Alpine, Rock, Miniature, Bonsai and Railroad Gardens

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  • Potentilla porphyrantha Z 3-8

    Hairy, gray foliage set off mid-pink blooms in spring

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    Hairy, gray foliage set off mid-pink blooms in spring

    Size: 6” x 15”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus Mountains in Armenia

    1st described for botany in 1940. Seems to be controversy among taxonomists about the plant’s name. Regardless, both the foliage and flowers make a beautiful little alpine plant.

  • Potentilla tridentata syn. Sibbaldiopsis tridentate Three-toothed cinquefoil Z 2-8

    short subshrub that blooms all summer, then in fall the leaves turn burgundy.

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    Compact subshrub groundcover with white five-petaled flowers June – August. Leaves turn burgundy in fall.

    Size: 3-6” x 12-15”
    Care: sun in well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: most of eastern North America to the arctic, south to Georgia, WI native
    Wildlife Value: source of food for Copper butterflies
    Awards: Cary Award Distinctive Plants for New England

    Collected before 1789.

  • Potentilla x tonguei Staghorn cinquefoil Z. 5-8

    Apricot-yellow flowers with red centers bloom June-September

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    Apricot-yellow flowers with red centers bloom June-September. We love its long, colorful blooms and neat habit.  Perfect in rock gardens.

    Size: 5” x 12”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Potentilla is Latin meaning “powerful” referring to historic medicinal properties since Hippocrates.  This is a cross of P. anglica and P. nepalensis which took place naturally in a garden. This Cinquefoil has been in gardens since at least 1839.

  • Primula elatior Oxlip Z 4-9

    Nodding trumpets of soft yellow flowers with a dark yellow center  atop upright stems

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    Nodding trumpets of soft yellow flowers with a dark yellow center  atop upright stems

    Size: 10” x 10”
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: deer and rabbit resistant
    Awards: Plant Select® Central Rocky Mountain region; Royal Botanical Society Award of Garden Merit

    Primula is from Italian “primavera” meaning first spring.  Elatior means “tall”, all things being relative it’s taller than some Primulas but not very tall.  In gardens since at least 1765. According to Philip Miller, Gardener’s Dictionary 1768, “they are much used in medicine.” Grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811.