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  • Aster oblongifolius syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aromatic aster Z 3-8

    Purplish blue daisies with yellow center blooming in September to November, Good, bushy mound shape.

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    Purplish blue daisies with yellow center blooming in September to November, Good, bushy mound shape.

    Size: 1-2’ x 1-3’
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Pennsylvania to No. Carolina west to Wyoming & Texas, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Bees collect pollen and nectar from it. Medium sized butterflies collect its nectar. Its leaves support Silvery checkerspot and some moth caterpillars, Deer resistant.

    Meriwether Lewis collected this on the Expedition September 21, 1804, the day after nearly being swept away while Lewis and the Corps of discovery slept on the eroding sandbar, near the Big Bend of the Missouri River in South Dakota. 1st described by planthunter Thomas Nuttall in 1818.

  • Camassia quamash Wild Hyacinth, Leichtlin’s Camass Z 4-8

    Mid-spring spikes of 2” pale blue star-shaped flowers rise over grass-like foliage

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    Mid-spring spikes of 2” pale blue star-shaped flowers rise over grass-like foliage

    Size: 15” x 12"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil
    Native: Pacific Northwest
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer & rabbit resistant

    First documented by Lewis & Clark near the Nez Perce village in the Cascade Mountains. Nez Perce hunters gave Clark a cake made with Camassia.  Important food crop for First Americans. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll 1908.

  • Clematis Ernest Markham Z 4-10

    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous.

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    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous. Rated good by Chicago Botanic Garden Clematis evaluation.

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3'
    Care: Sun to part shade. Blooms on both old & new stems so cut back in early spring above healthy, big buds.

    Hybrid by Markham of England, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, home of William Robinson c. 1930

  • Clematis heracleifolia PERENNIAL Z 3-8

    Hyacinth look alike sky blue flowers in August and September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

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    Hyacinth look alike sky blue flowers in August and September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 30” x 3’
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil. Prune back to 6” above ground in spring
    Native: hillsides in central China

    Collected by French missionary Armand David before 1841. A sub-shrubby kind from China, bearing large quantities of tubular blue flowers … “ H.H. Thomas 1915