"New" Heirloom Plants

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  • 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.

  • Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’ Greater lungwort, Bethlehem sage Z 3-8

    In early spring funnel form pink flowers turn to blue above bristly, white mottled green foliage. Leaves attractive through fall

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    In early spring funnel form pink flowers turn to blue above bristly, white mottled green foliage. Leaves attractive through fall

    Size: 8-18” x 18-24”
    Care: full to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: species France & Italy
    Wildlife Value: walnut and deer tolerant

    The species originally described by English botanist and gardener to Queen Mary, Leonard Plukenet (1641-1706) .Described by Philip Miller (1768) as having “spotted leaves as if they were incrusted with sugar.” ‘Mrs. Moon’ cultivar offered for sale in 1938 by Gardenside Nurseries in Shelburne VT.  Name Pulmonaria from Latin pulmo or lung (e.g.today’s pulmonary) because the blotched leaves were considered to resemble lung disease.   Saccharata comes from Latin word for sugar because the white bristly leaves resembled sugar coating.

  • 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.

  • Scabiosa japonica var. alpina Alpine pincushion flower Z 4-9

    Lavender-blue pincushions over mound of gray-green foliage, blooms June-September

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    Lavender-blue pincushions over mound of gray-green foliage, blooms June-September

    Size: 6-12” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Japan’s subalpine meadows
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies and birds

    Described by Japanese botanist Hosayoshi Takeda before 1962.