"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • 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.

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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.

  • Pulmonaria angustifolia Narrow-leaf lungwort, Blue cowslip Z. 4-8

    Pink turning azure blue, trump-shaped flowers in April and May with captivating hairy, pale green leaves. One of best because it flowers before most anything else.

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    Pink turning azure blue, trump-shaped flowers in April and May with captivating hairy, pale green leaves. One of
    best because it flowers before most anything else.

    Size: 12”x 18”
    Care: full to part shade in moist to well-drained soil.
    Native: Austria & Hungary.

    Pulmonaria from Latin pulmo meaning “lung” because the leaves believed to look like diseased lungs and so plant used as a remedy for lung ailments. Angustifolia means “narrow leaves.” Grown before 1590’s. ”Worthy of the best places in the flower garden.” William Robinson 1933.

  • Pulsatilla vulgaris var. ‘Alba’ Z 4-8

    Pure white petals of open bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage and Medusa-like seed heads.

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    Pure white petals of open bell-shape with yellow centers flowers in early spring. Fun, furry foliage and Medusa-like seed heads.

    Size: 8-12” x 8-12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant, early pollen source for bees
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    “There is a variety of (Pulsatilla vulgaris) with white flowers…” Gardeners Dictionary, 1768.