Alpine, Rock, Miniature, Bonsai and Railroad Gardens

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  • Armeria maritima Thrift, Sea pink Z 3-10

    Petite pink balls from May to June atop grass-like foliage

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    Petite pink balls from May to June atop grass-like foliage

    Size: 8” x 12”
    Care: full sun, well-drained, moderately fertile soil
    Native: North Atlantic coasts

    Known to grow in the late Glacial period – around 10,000 BC.  Common cottage garden flower since the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st, 16th century.  A favorite plant for knot gardens.

  • Armeria pseudoarmeria syn. A. formosa syn. A. latifolia, A. alpina Alpine thrift, Giant thrift Z 5-7

    Carmine-pink balls atop stems and taller than grass-like foliage flowering in June and sporadically all summer

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    Carmine-pink balls atop stems and taller than grass-like foliage flowering in June and sporadically all summer

    Size: 12” x 8”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil, heat and drought tolerant
    Native: So. Europe

    In gardens since 1740. Per Wm Robinson this plant: “one of the best hardy flowers from southern Europe and should be in every collection.”

  • Artemisia stellerana Beach wormwood, Dusty miller Z 3-7

    Intricate, embroidery-like, felty-white foliage

    $9.25/pot

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    Grown for its intricate, embroidery-like, felty-white foliage

    Can not ship to: Maryland

    Size: 24” x 12”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: naturalized in North America from Massachusetts to Delaware

    Artemisia named for the wife of Mausolus, king of Caria, who began using another Artemisia.  Miller 1768. Collected from the wild by 1842.  Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll to use on the edges of gardens, 1908   L.H. Bailey (1933) described it as “attractive for its whiteness.  Useful for borders.”

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Aruncus aethusifolius Dwarf goat’s beard Z 3-8

    You know the fireworks they display at the end of the night, with light bursting every direction from a center? These flowers resemble a tiny version of that, emerging in spring and early summer above a compact mound of fern-like foliage

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    You know the fireworks they display at the end of the night, with light bursting every direction from a center? These flowers resemble a tiny version of that, emerging in spring and early summer above a compact mound of fern-like foliage. Good foil for solid, paddle-like leaves of Bergenia.

    Size: 10" x 12-18"
    Care: part shade to shade in moist to well-drained soil
    Native: Korea
    Awards: Elizabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick.

    Described in 1912 by Japanese botanist who explored Korea for plants, Takenoshin Nakai (1882-1952)

  • Asarum canadense syn. Hexastylis canadense Wild ginger Z 3-7

    Concealed brown bell-shaped flowers with flared tips hide under this groundcover's crinkled, lacquered leaves.

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    Concealed brown bell-shaped flowers with flared tips hide under this groundcover’s crinkled, lacquered leaves.

    Size: 6" x 6" spreading
    Care: part shade to shade, moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Canada to So. Carolina, Wisconsin native

    Native Americans used Wild ginger for such diverse purposes as flavoring food, curing heart palpitations, induce menstrual cycles, cure “the bite of the serpent,” mend broken bones, as a general tonic, a tea and lure catfish.  Winnebago tenderized raccoon meat with this. Colonists used the plant to break fever and stimulate the appetite.

  • Aster alpinus Alpine Aster Z 5-7

    Frilly little daisies, May-June, lavender, pink or white

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    Frilly little daisies, May-June, lavender, pink or white. Plant where they’ll be seen in the front of the garden.  Also good in rock gardens

    Size: 6-10" x 18"
    Care: Full sun well-drained soil. Drought tolerant & tolerant of Black walnut toxins
    Native: Rockies
    Wildlife Value: attract butterflies

    Aster means star referring to the flower form. Collected by Drummond in the Rockies by 1800.

  • Aurinia saxitilis syn. Alyssum saxatile Basket of Gold Z 4-7

    Taxi cab yellow rounded, dense mass of flowers envelops the plant from May to June

    $12.75/bareroot

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    Taxi cab yellow rounded, dense mass of flowers envelops the plant from May to June

    Size: 10" x 12"
    Care: Full sun well-drained soil, cut back after flowering to maintain compact form. Drought tolerant
    Native: Central and southeastern Europe
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Ancient Greeks may have used this to cure hydrophobia. English garden cultivation since 1710. Grown by Washington at Mount Vernon.

  • Bigelowia nuttallii Nuttall’s rayless goldenrod Z 4-10

    Clouds of soft yellow flower clusters on this short plant rise on stems above grass-like foliage from mid-summer through fall

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    Clouds of soft yellow flower clusters on this short plant rise on stems above grass-like foliage from mid-summer through fall

    Size: 6-10” x 5”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Southern US; TX, LA, AL, GA, FL
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees

    Possibly collected by plant explorer Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) before 1818, although not named until 1970 from plants collected on banks of Ohoopee River in Tattnall County GA.