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  • Dianthus gratianopolitanus Cheddar pink

    Sun in well drained soil Z 3-8

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    Summer, deep pink, fragrant flowers atop 6″ tall mounds of slender, silvery blue foliage.

    Size: 6" x 16"
    Care: Sun, moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Northwest and central Europe

    Theophrastus named Dianthus in the 4th century B.C., meaning “Jove’s flower.”  The common name “pink” is from “pinct” referring to the jagged edge of the petals.  Name “cheddar” from the Cheddar Gorge in England. American cultivation since 1800’s. Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

  • Dianthus myrtinervius Albanina pink Z 4-9

    Dark pink “pinks” with pale centers spring from dwarf cushions in early summer on this alpine.

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    Dark pink “pinks” with pale centers spring from dwarf cushions in early summer on this alpine.

    Size: 4” x 6”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Albania

    Theophrastus named Dianthus in the 4th century B.C., meaning “Jove’s flower.” The common name “pink” is from “pinct” referring to the jagged edge of the petals.   In 1629 John Parkinson described the Dianthus:”There remain divers sorts of wild or small Gilloflowers (which wee usually call Pinkes) to be entreated of, some bearing single, and some double flowers, some smooth, almost without any deepe dents on the edges, and some ragged, or as it were feathered. Some growing upright like unto Gilloflowers, others creeping… some of one colour, some of another, and many of divers colours.” This species collected before 1843.

  • Dianthus subacaulis Pyrenees pink Z 5-9

    Blue-grey, tight, flat foliage, spreads to form a carpet with single pink flowers held above the leaves in spring.

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    Blue-grey, tight, flat foliage, spreads to form a carpet with single pink flowers held above the leaves in spring.

    Size: foliage 1”, flowers 2” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Pyrenees mountains

    1st described in literature in Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné, 1789.

  • Dianthus sylvestris Woodland pink Z 4-8

    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

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    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

    Size: 10” x 10”
    Care: full sun in dry, well-drained soil
    Native: Moutains of Central & So. Europe

    Bailey wrote: “pretty perennial border plant.”  Collected before 1787.

  • Draba aizoides Yellow Whitlow grass Z 3-8

    Small bun-shaped tuft of evergreen foliage bearing upright clusters of bright yellow flowers in early to mid-spring.

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    Small bun-shaped tuft of evergreen foliage bearing upright clusters of bright yellow flowers in early to mid-spring.

    Size: 2-4” x 6-8”
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Europe

    Before 1767, Linnaeus

  • Dracocephalum botryoides Dragonhead Z 4-7

    Fuzzy, grey, pinnatified foliage with baby pink blossoms

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    Fuzzy, grey, pinnatified foliage with baby pink blossoms in May-June

    Size: 5” x 18”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus on rocky, stony slopes, and screes. Where it is now endangered.

    1st described in 1812.

  • Edraianthus tenuifolius syn. Wahlenbergia tenuifolius Grassy bells Z 5-8

    Clusters of upfacing blue-purple bells in June, with a base of grassy foliage.

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    Clusters of upfacing blue-purple bells in June, with a base of grassy foliage.

    Size: 4” x 8”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Dalmatia in southern Austria (Balkans)

    Introduced to gardens by M. Fröbel of Zurich who sent it to Kew Botanical Garden where it flowered in 1819. The name Edraianthus comes from Greek meaning “without a stalk.” Tenuifolius means “slender leaved.”

  • Erigeron aureus Alpine yellow fleabane Z 5-8

    White hairs cover frosted-looking basil leaves making this worthy of any garden even without flowers, but then its school bus yellow daisies flower from spring through fall.

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    White hairs cover frosted-looking basil leaves making this worthy of any garden even without flowers, but then its school bus yellow daisies flower from spring through fall.

    Size: 3-4” x 3”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Cascade Mountains from Alberta to State of Washington
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies and birds

    1st described in literature in 1884.