Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Paeonia ‘Butterbowl’ Peony Z 2-8

    Pale pink single petals surround blousy yellow central petals, hence ‘Butterbowl.’

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    Pale pink single petals surround blousy yellow central petals, hence ‘Butterbowl.’  Fragrant too. Blooms midseason.

    Size: 36” x 24-30”
    Care: sun to part sun in fertile, moist well-drained soil. Plant “eyes” no deeper than 2” below soil. If planted too low, it will not flower.

    Paeonia is derived from the Greek mythical figure Paeon, physician to Pluto who cured Pluto after his defeat by Hercules.  In thanks Pluto turned Paeon into a flower.  Peonies have been in gardens since Greek and Roman times.  ‘Butterbowl’ bred and introduced by Rosenfield, 1955.

  • Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Peony Z 3-8

    Huge, frilly pastel pink blossoms late in the season, fragrant

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    Huge, frilly pastel pink blossoms late in the season, fragrant

    Size: 36” x 36”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Plant "eyes no deeper than 1-2"
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Paeonia  from the Greek mythical figure Paeon, physician to Pluto who cured Pluto after his defeat by Hercules.  In thanks Pluto turned Paeon into a flower.  Peonies have been in gardens since Greek and Roman times.  P. ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ introduced by French nursery, Lemoine in 1906.

  • Papaver anomalum alba Z 5-9

    Paper-thin petals on this pure white poppy

    $8.25/pot

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    Paper-thin petals on this pure white poppy wth yellow stamens blooms all summer and fall – June to October, and November if it’s mild. Absolutely one of our favorites.

    Size: 12” x 8”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Deer resistant
    Native: European Alps

    Collected by 1909.

  • Papaver bracteatum Great scarlet poppy Z 5-8

    Glossy fire engine red petals with black heart

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    Available for purchase in Spring only

    Glossy fire engine red petals with black heart in June. D.M. Ferry Catalog, 1876: ”great beauty and magnificent.”

    Size: 3-4’ x 3’
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Foliage dies back in summer & reemerges in the cool autumn. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
    Native: Siberia & Northern Iran

    Papaver bracteatum was introduced to European gardens in 1817 from its native Siberia.  Poppies have been grown since at least the time when Homer wrote the Illiad, in which he used the poppy’s hanging bud as a metaphor for a dying soldier. During World War I, Canadian soldier John McCrae again united the poppy with dying soldiers.  He wrote “In Flanders’ Field.”

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

  • Papaver orientale Poppy Z 2-7

    papery tabasco petals with black blotch center

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    Available for purchase in Spring only

    The classic poppy – papery tabasco petals with black blotch center in June. D.M. Ferry Catalog, 1876: ”great beauty and magnificent.”

    Size: 2-3’ x 2’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
    Native: Caucasus

    Poppies have been grown since at least the time when Homer wrote the Illiad, in which he used the poppy’s hanging bud as a metaphor for a dying soldier. During World War I, Canadian soldier John McCrae again united the poppy with dying soldiers.  He wrote “In Flanders’ Field.”  French botanist Tournefort discovered P. orientale in Armenia in 1714 and sent it to the King of France.  In 1741 Englishman Peter Collinson sent seeds to John Bartram who cultivated the plant in his Philadelphia nursery.  Jefferson grew this oriental poppy at Monticello and Washington grew it at Mount Vernon.

  • Papaver rupifragum Spanish poppy Z 5-9

    Crinkled, crepe-paper like apricot petals all summer & fall, non-stop

    $8.75/pot

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    Crinkled, crepe-paper like apricot petals all summer & fall

    Size: 12-18" x 8"
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant, drought tolerant
    Native: Spain, Asia Minor & Caucasus

    Louise Beebe Wilder considered this among her favorite perennials. (1918). One of our favorites too! Gertrude Jekyll, mother of the mixed perennial border planted this for its “rich apricot color.” (1908).

  • Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine Z 3-8

    Frosty white blooms from July to September

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    Frosty white blooms from July to October, not especially showy but so reliable and sturdy, excellent.  It’s a work horse.

    Size: 2-4' x 18"
    Care: Full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Mass. to Georgia, west Minnesota to Arkansas, Wisconsin native

    Seeds fragrant when crushed. Named Quinine because it was used to treat fevers similar to malaria. Catawabe Indians used leaves to treat burns and flowers to treat fever.

  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Z 3-9

    Brilliant scarlet in autumn

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    Spring leaves bronzy, turn green in summer and then brilliant scarlet in autumn, with contrasting blue berries with red stems.

    Size: 50’ x 10'
    Care: Either sun or shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern No. America
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Parthenocissus is Greek meaning “virgin ivy.” Cultivated in American gardens since 1700’s.  Sent to England by English planthunter Tradescant the Younger in the 1640’s. Grown by Jefferson.