"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • Solidago riddellii syn. Oligoneuron riddellii Riddell’s goldenrod, Stiff goldenrod Z. 3-7

    Golden dome-topped flowers Sept.- Oct.

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    Golden dome-topped flowers Sept.- Oct.- loved by butterflies for its nectar – Small copper, Monarch, Giant swallowtail, Gray hairstreak, Clouded Sulphur, Fritillary, Pearl crescent, & Cloudless sulphur.   Attracts praying mantises.

    Size: 3’x2’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil.
    Native: swath down middle of No. Am. From Hudson Bay to AK, incl. WI
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies and praying mantis. Deer resistant.

    The name Solidago from solidus and ago meaning to bring together. Collected by 1835.

  • Symphyandra pendula Bellflower Z 5-8

    Panicles of creamy white bell-shaped flowers dangle over heart-shaped foliage March-June  

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    Panicles of creamy white bell-shaped flowers dangle over heart-shaped foliage March-June

    Size: 20” x 12”
    Care: Full to part sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies and birds

    Collected before 1830

  • Talinum calycinum syn. Phemeranthus calycanthus Rock rose, Fameflower Z 6-9

    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

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    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

    Size: 8-12” x 4”
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil
    Native: western Plains states

    Collected by Dr. Frederick Wislizenus, German immigrant and medical partner of George Engelmann, on an exploring trip of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico in 1846.

  • Talinum paniculatum Jewels of Opar ANNUAL Succulent sub-shrub Z 9-11

    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

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    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

    Size: 18-24” x 18-24”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Southern US, much of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees

    Leaves are edible as a salad green; seeds compared with flax seeds in nutritional value. According to homeopathy this used to treat headaches, aphrodisiacs, pneumonia, diarrhea, excess urine, irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge, impotence, ulcers and low appetite.

    Collected before 1791