"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • Hemerocallis ‘Tangerine Dreams’

    Profuse blooms. Ruffled edges frame its broad, recurved, vibrant tangerine-peachy petals with a stop-light yellow throat.

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    Tetraploid daylily. Our own hybrid. Flowers in July.
    Profuse blooms. Ruffled edges frame its broad, recurved, vibrant tangerine-peachy petals with a stop-light yellow throat.

    Size: 20-30" tall
    Care: Full sun

    Our own hybrid

  • Heuchera x brixoides  ‘Caldwell’  Z 4-8

    Small pink bells surround top 6” of the wiry, erect stems in late spring-mid-summer.

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    Small pink bells surround top 6” of the wiry, erect stems in late spring-mid-summer.

    Size: 12-18” x 6-8”  
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil

    I do not know which Heuchera this is. This  was growing here when I moved here around 1995.  We bought the property from spry 93 year old Anne Patterson, “for sale by owner.” I cannot imagine that she was buying new plants in her 90’s so I’m making an educated guess that it is at least 40 years old.  It does not set seed, not unusual for a hybrid.  But we like it so much that  we’ve divided it several times over the last couple of years to make enough to sell. Try as I might I cannot identify it but I’ve narrowed it down to a hybrid called brixoides, of which there are innumerable different selections.  I’ve named it ‘Caldwell” for the crossroads where our nursery is located, originally named for the 1st settlers, Joseph and Sara Caldwell c. 1860.

  • Horminum pyrenaicum   Dragonmouth, Pyrenean Dead-nettle   Z 5-9

    Deep purple salvia-like blooms in April to May above rosettes of wide, flat leaves

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    Deep purple salvia-like blooms late spring to early summer above rosettes of wide, flat leaves

     

    Size: 8-16” x 12” 
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil.  Drought tolerant.
    Native: Pyrenees & Alps
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Deer and rabbit resistant.

    Before 1753, Linnaeus.

  • Hosta ‘fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ Z 3-9

    One of the most popular Hosta varieties.  Handsome, broad, ribbed, wavy, green foliage with yellow margins.  Lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers rise on scapes above the leaves in summer.

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    One of the most popular Hosta varieties.  Handsome, broad, ribbed, wavy, green foliage with yellow margins.  Lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers rise on scapes above the leaves in summer.

    Size: 12-16” x 18-24” 
    Care: shade to part-shade in moist well-drained soil.  Tolerant Black walnut toxins

    Hosta named for Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host (1761-1834) in 1812. This variety registered in 1987.

  • Nepeta subsessilis Japanese catmint Z 4-8

    Showy bluish purple spikes of bell-shaped flowers, June-September

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    Showy bluish purple spikes of bell-shaped flowers, June-September

     

    Size: 18-24” x 18-24” 
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan
    Wildlife Value: deer & rabbit resistant, attracts butterflies

    Subsessilis means nearly without stalks.  Catmints contain various amounts of an essential oil  (nepetalactone) both a cat stimulant and a mosquito repellant. From Nambu Japan where botanists called it Miso-gawa- sô.  Von Siebold, German botanist and physician, who worked in Japan from 1823 to1830  saw it.   Named in Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 3, 20: 469. (1875) by Russian botanist Karl Maximowicz.

  • Sanguinaria canadensis f. multiplex Double-flowered bloodroot Z 4-8

    Snowballs of pure white open to dozens of petals atop unfolding, glaucous, grey-green mitten-shaped foliage in early spring. By late spring it recedes into the earth and goes dormant. Inside its roots are same red sap as in the single form. It is sterile and can only be propagated by division.

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    Snowballs of pure white open to dozens of petals atop unfolding, glaucous, grey-green mitten-shaped foliage in early spring. By late spring it recedes into the earth and goes dormant. Inside its roots are same red sap as in the single form. It is sterile and can only be propagated by division.

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    Size: 6” x 12” 
    Care: part-shade to shade in moist well drained soil. Mark its location so you don’t forget in September and dig into it.
    Native: mutation of native American single-form
    Wildlife Value: deer resistant
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society named this one of the top plants of the last 200 years Award of Garden Merit; Great Plant Pick 2004

    Discovered by Guido von Webern growing in a clump of single Bloodroots in the 7 acre plot he recently purchased at the corner of North Main St and Turner Rd in Dayton OH in 1917.

  • Zauschneria garetii syn Epilobium canum ssp. garrettii Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Garrett’s Firechalice Z 5-9

    Fiery orange trumpets float above a loose mat of green foliage, evergreen in warm climates.  Blooms July-first frost

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    Fiery orange trumpets float above a loose mat of green foliage, evergreen in warm climates.  Blooms July-first frost

    Size: 4-6” x 15-18”
    Care: Sun to shade in well-drained soil. Prefers afternoon shade in hot climates
    Native: CA, UT, WY, ID, AZ
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds, birds and butterflies, Deer and rabbit resistant

    Named for Johann Baptista Josef Zauschner (1737-1799) botanist and professor of medicine at the University of Prague.  Beautiful planted with Nepeta, Agastache and Perovskia atriplicifolia.  Published by Aven Nelson (1859-1952) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 20(7): 36–37. 1907.  Collected by A. O. Garrett (1870-1948), August 28, 1906 in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT.