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  • Clematis recta ‘Purpurea’ Ground clematis, Flammula clematis POISONOUS Z 3-9

    Fragrant star-shaped white blooms May-July on attractive purple foliage, fading to green by mid-summer.

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    Fragrant star-shaped white blooms May-July on attractive purple foliage, fading to green by mid-summer. Can be trained to climb or left as a groundcover. Handling plant may cause contact dermatitis or allergic reaction

    Size: 3-5' x 2-4'
    Care: sun to part shade with moist well-drained soil. Pinch back buds to maintain purple foliage longer-when plant blooms foliage fades to green.
    Native: Eastern, southern and central Europe.
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds, butterflies & bees; Deer and Black Walnut tolerant

    Recommended for its purple foliage in The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll.

  • Dianthus sylvestris Woodland pink Z 4-8

    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

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    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

    Size: 10” x 10”
    Care: full sun in dry, well-drained soil
    Native: Moutains of Central & So. Europe

    Bailey wrote: “pretty perennial border plant.”  Collected before 1787.

  • Eupatorium sessilifolium Upland boneset Z 3-8

    Showy flat-topped, white flower clusters July to September, considered rare and endangered

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    Showy flat-topped, white flower clusters July to September, considered rare and endangered

    Size: 3-4’ x 12-24”
    Care: Shade to part shade in moist well-drained soil to dry soil
    Native: most of eastern half of US, Wisconsin native but rare and endangered
    Wildlife Value: Nectar attracts bees and butterflies. Food for caterpillars of several moths. Deer & rabbit resistant.

    Collected before 1753.

  • Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Mourning widow Z 4-9

    Very distinctive variegated chocolate-green chevron-marked leaves. Nodding, eggplant purple flowers in late spring-early summer.

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    Very distinctive variegated chocolate-green chevron-marked leaves. Nodding, eggplant purple flowers in late spring-early summer.

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

    OK you caught me – this had it’s 30th birthday in 2020. In 25 more years it will be eligible for Social Security.   But it’s such a wonderful plant it’s OK to make an occasional exception for something exceptional. Discovered in 1990 by Elizabeth Strangman of Washfield Nursery in Kent England, where the very first ‘Samobor’ in cultivation still grows. It is a natural variant found growing in damp woods in Croatia. It is named for the Croation town of Samobor.