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  • Talinum calycinum syn. Phemeranthus calycanthus Rock rose, Fameflower Z 6-9

    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

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    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

    Size: 8-12” x 4”
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil
    Native: western Plains states

    Collected by Dr. Frederick Wislizenus, German immigrant and medical partner of George Engelmann, on an exploring trip of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico in 1846.

  • Thalictrum ichangense Dwarf meadowrue, Chinese meadowrue, in China called “dun ye tang song cao” Z 5-7

    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming

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    Airy sprays of palest of pink flowers in early summer & sporadically reblooming. Pretty foliage – flushed with purple and marbled grey, think Begonia leaves.

    Size: 6” x 6”
    Care: shade to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: forests and damp rocky ledges in Western China

    Described in literature 1888. Collected for the West by Augustine Henry (1857-1930)  Irishman who went to China as a physician in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service and stayed 20 years hunting the plants of central China. He collected about 5000 new plants.  Used in traditional Chinese medicine.
    The species name ichangense comes from the province of Ichang where Dr. Henry found this.

  • Thymus pseudolanuginosus Woolly thyme Z 4-8

    miniature, very hairy silver leaves, resembling wool. Lavender flowers in June.

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    Grown as a groundcover or in rock gardens for its miniature, very hairy silver leaves, resembling wool.  Lavender flowers in June.

    Size: 1” x 12” spreading slowly
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant
    Native: Europe

    1st mentioned in literature by Phillip Miller of Chelsea Physic Garden, 1771.

  • Thymus serpyllum ‘Minus’ syn. T. praecox ‘Minus’ Dwarf thyme Z 5-9

    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers

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    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers in midsummer, spreads to form a tight carpet.

    Size: 1” x 12” spreads
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant.
    Size: Great for rock gardens, groundcover, drought tolerant.

    Thymus  from the Greek word for “odor” due to the plant’s fragrance. Ancient Greeks made incense with thyme.  ‘Minus’ described by Parkinson in 1640.  He called it Thymus serphyllum vulgare minus.