"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • Lilium canadense, Z 2-6

    Showy, drooping bell-shaped flowers from lemon to dark orange in color with conspicuous red spots on the inside

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    Showy, drooping bell-shaped flowers from lemon to dark orange in color with conspicuous red spots on the inside

    Size: 3-8' X 2-3'
    Care: part shade in moist well-drained, slightly acidic soil
    Native: Upper Great Lakes & southern Canada
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

    Introduced to gardens from its native North America by Jacques Cartier, 1535. Also collected by Pehr Kalm who sent it to Linnaeus. Listed in the 1873 catalog of Leichtlin’schen Gartens in Baden-Baden.

  • Linaria alpina Alpine toadflax Z 5-8

    Purple snapdragon-like petals bloom all summer and  show off golden-orange lips

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    Purple snapdragon-like petals bloom all summer and  show off golden-orange lips

    Size: 4-6” x 6-12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Mountains of central and southern Europe

    Listed in Gardeners Dictionary, 1768.  Wm Robinson in July 1872 issue of The Garden: “The alpine Linaria is never more beautiful than when self-sown in a gravel walk.” January 1876 bloomed for 4+ months in the rock garden at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

  • Linum alpinum Alpine flax, Mountain flax Z 4-9

    Compact blue flax, perfect for the rock garden or in a sunny, border. A bushy mound bears loads of small soft-blue flowers for weeks in early summer and reblooms if cut back half way in late June.

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Compact blue flax, perfect for the rock garden or in a sunny, border. A bushy mound bears loads of small soft-blue flowers for weeks in early summer and reblooms if cut back half way in late June.

    Size: 8-12” x 10-12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: mountains of Europe

    Published as a separate species in 1925.

  • Liquidambar styrociflua Sweet gum Z 5-9

    Star-shaped leaves turn parti-color in fall – red, purple, orange.  Gum ball fruit matures in winter.

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    $13.95/ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE @ NURSERY

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    Star-shaped leaves turn parti-color in fall – red, purple, orange.  Gum ball fruit matures in winter.

    Size: 60-80‘ x 40-60’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained acidic soil
    Native: Eastern US north to southern IL & west to Mississippi River.
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant & black walnut tolerant. Seeds food for numerous birds.
    Size: Cherokee made a salve for wounds & sores from the tree & mixed it with sheep or cow tallow for itches.

    Collected before 1753. Grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811.

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