"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • Arisaema dracontium syn. Arum dracontium   Green dragon, Dragon root  Z 4-9   POISON 

    A greenish, long-tipped spadix (the "dragon’s tongue") grows several inches beyond a narrow green spathe, a narrow, greenish, hooded, cylinder. Numerous tiny flowers crowd onto the 6-inch-long flower stem.  Tiny white flowers in spring turn into a spike of red berries in fall.

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    A greenish, long-tipped spadix (the “dragon’s tongue”) grows several inches beyond a narrow green spathe, a narrow, greenish, hooded, cylinder. Numerous tiny flowers crowd onto the 6-inch-long flower stem.  Tiny white flowers in spring turn into a spike of red berries in fall.

    Size: 1-3’ x 6-8”
    Care: part-shade to shade in moist, slightly acidic soil
    Native: NH to Florida, west to TX, north to MN. Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant. Although poison to humans, birds, wild turkeys and wood thrush as well as some mammals eat the berries.

    Named by 1753. Arisaema, is Greek for “blood arum” or “red arum”. Dracontium, means “of the dragon” in Latin. Named for the resemblance of the spadix to the tongue of a dragon.  For the Menominee sacred bundles of the roots and gave the owner the power of supernatural dreams.

  • Canna edulis Indian shot, Arrowroot  Z 7-10, Tender Perennial

    Several shoots of red, tube-like flowers atop a tall stalk , taller than its banana plant-like, broad, waxy, oval foliage, green with purple toward the top. Flower all summer.

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    Several shoots of red, tube-like flowers atop a tall stalk , taller than its banana plant-like, broad, waxy, oval foliage, green with purple toward the top. Flower all summer.

    Size: 8’ x 3’ spreading
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained
    Native: Andes of South America, and the West Indies
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
    Size: Primarily grown as a root crop to eat, Roast or boil root like a potato.  Root is source of arrowroot used as thickener.

    Edulis means edible.
    Carbon dating of tubers shown grown more than 3500 years ago.

    In colder Zones, lift and overwinter indoors.

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

  • Carlina acaulis ssp. simplex Silver thistle, Weather thistle  Z 3-9

    Wide, white saucer flowers above silvery thistle foliage, open on dry days, closed in the evenings and on rainy days.  July- September

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    Wide, white saucer flowers above silvery thistle foliage, open on dry days, closed in the evenings and on rainy days.  July- September

     

    Size: 6-12” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Southern & Eastern Europe
    Wildlife Value: attracts honey-bees

    The Genus comes from Charles (Carolus). According to medieval folklore  Charlemagne used this root to cure the ills of his troops.

  • Dianthus cruentus Blood pink  Z 5-9

    Clusters of deep pink to blood-red flowers on tall stems of grassy, blue-green evergreen foliage from June-August

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    Clusters of deep pink to blood-red flowers on tall stems of grassy, blue-green evergreen foliage from June-August

    Size: 2-3’ x 6-9”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Balkans, Turkey
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees & butterflies, Rabbit and Deer resistant.

    First described in Spic. Fl. Rumel. 1: 186 1843.

  • Elsholtzia stauntonii  Chinese mint shrub  Z 4-8

    Tube-shaped purple flowers ascend in spires in fall on this subshrub that dies back in colder areas to regrow from the roots in spring. Valuable for its late bloom and fragrant foliage.

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    Tube-shaped purple flowers ascend in spires in fall on this subshrub that dies back in colder areas to regrow from the roots in spring. Valuable for its late bloom and fragrant foliage.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5'
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: hills, mountainsides and river banks in Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, China

    Naemd for name Prussian horticultulurist and doctor Johann Sigismund Elsholtz (1623-1688). This species described in 1833.

  • Epilobium angustifolium syn. Chamaenerion angustifolium Fireweed Z 2-7

    Bright pink to lilac purple flowers June-September atop red stems covered in willow-like leaves

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    Bright pink to lilac purple flowers June-September atop red stems covered in willow-like leaves

    Size: 2-6’ x 3’ spreading
    Care: Sun to part shade in dry to moist well drained soil
    Native: Circum-polar to the temperate northern hemisphere (Wisconsin native)
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Host for Fireweed Clearwing moth & Nessus Sphinx moth.

    Common name comes from its quick reappearance after a wildfire. First Nations used fireweed externally for burns and other skin conditions, and drank a tea for gastro-intestinal and bronchial problems. Its shoots eaten as a vegetable and young leaves added to salads. Fireweed yields a honey so prized that some Canadian beekeepers drive – or even fly – their hives to areas rich in fireweed for the blossoming season.

  • Hemerocallis ‘Baby Cheeks’

    Ruffled margins encircle its broad recurve petals, the color of baby’s cheeks setting off a primrose yellow throat.

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    Tetraploid daylily. Our own hybrid. Flowers in July.
    Ruffled margins encircle its broad recurve petals, the color of baby’s cheeks setting off a primrose yellow throat.

    Size: 20-30” tall
    Care: Full sun

    Our own hybrid

  • Hemerocallis ‘Orange Taffy’

    Broad coral petals with sunshine throat and ruffled petal edges.

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    Tetraploid daylily. Our own hybrid. Flowers in July.
    Broad coral petals with sunshine throat and ruffled petal edges.

    Size: 20-30” tall
    Care: Full sun

    Our own hybrid