Alpine, Rock, Miniature, Bonsai and Railroad Gardens

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  • Globularia cordifolia Globe daisy, Wedge leaved globularia Z 5-9

    Dense, blue, globe-shaped umbels in spring

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    Dense, blue, globe-shaped umbels in spring, mat forming, leathery, spoon-shaped leaves.

    Size: 5” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: alpine pastures in Switzerland and Pyrenees
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Collected before 1753.  “The most desirable (Globularia) for the rockwork is the neat G. cordifolia which is a little prostrate trailing shrub with bluish flowers.” William Robinson 1879.

  • Globularia nudicaulis Globe daisy Z 3-8

    Cobalt blue puffs on naked stems rise above compact rosettes of glossy oval leaves, May-June

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    Cobalt blue puffs on naked stems rise above compact rosettes of glossy oval leaves blooming May-June

    Size: 4-8” x 4”
    Care: Sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant/rock garden plant.
    Native: northern Spain to the Pyrenees Mountains

    In gardens before 1753

  • Globularia trichosantha Blue Globe Daisy Z 5-9

    Globe-shaped blue puffs bloom in late spring above a mat of evergreen foliage

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    Globe-shaped blue puffs bloom in late spring above a mat of evergreen foliage

    Size: 6-8” x 8-12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Balkan region of eastern Europe.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees

    Collected before 1839.

  • Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’ Creeping baby’s breath Z 4-7

    Dainty white flowers from June to October

    $8.25/bareroot

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    Dainty pink flowers from June to October on short, thin foliage.  Makes excellent groundcover, front of the border or rock garden plant.

    Size: 8" x 12-20"
    Care: Sun well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Mountains of central and southern Europe
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Gypso is Greek meaning “gypsum or lime.”  Phylos means “loving.” Plant requires limey soil.  Discovered in Siberia in 1774.  American garden cultivation since 1800’s.

  • Hernaria glabra Rupturewort Z 5-9

    Tiny green flowers bloom atop tiny spreading foliage in July and August

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    Tiny green flowers bloom atop tiny spreading foliage in July and August.

    Size: 2” x 12”
    Care: sun moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Europe, west & central Asia

    Grown as a ground cover over graves in the 1800’s and “as a carpet bedding plant on account of its neat and compact dark green foliage,”  Sanders 1913.  Named for its old-time medicinal use, a remedy for hernias (powdered herb mixed with wine, ingested daily.)

  • Hypericum polyphyllum ‘Grandiflorum’ Dwarf St.John’s wort Z 5-9

    mounds smothered in golden sunbursts

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    Dwarf shrubby mounds smothered in golden sunbursts June – August. Drought tolerant. Perfect for rock, railroad and fairy gardens.

    Size: 8” x 6”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Cut back after blooming for repeat.
    Native: south-east Europe to Asia Minor

    In gardens by 1753.  Wm. Robinson (1933 ed. English Flower Garden) considered this the best St. John’s Wort:  “…one of the largest flowered kinds… It is known by its very glaucous foliage and erect single stems, with bright yellow flowers about 2” across. It forms handsome specimens that flower early, and its value as a choice border plant can scarcely be overrated.”

  • Jasione montana syn J. laevis Sheep’s bit Scabious BIENNIAL Z 5-8

    Globes of small blue flowers in July-August

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    Globes of small blue flowers in July-August

    Size: 12” x 8”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Europe and Russia
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies and many other pollinators.

    Described by Linnaeus 1753

  • Limonium minutum Dwarf statice Z 5-9

    All summer long, droves of lavender blossoms above a mini pillow of spoon-shaped, glossy foliage.

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    $8.25/3" pot/ AVAILABLE TO SHIP AFTER 6-1-2020

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    All summer long, droves of lavender blossoms above a mini pillow of spoon-shaped, glossy foliage.

    Size: 6-8” x 6-8”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: southeast France on limestone seacliffs
    Wildlife Value: deer resistant, salt tolerant

    Described by Linnaeus, 1753. The name Limoniuim comes from the Greek word for meadow.