Perennials & Biennials

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  • Stachys minima syn. Stachys spathulata Dwarf betony Z 5-9

    Emerging from a rosette of charming crinkly leaves, spikes of pink-purple trumpets bloom generously from June – July.

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    Emerging from a rosette of charming crinkly leaves, spikes of pink-purple trumpets bloom generously from June – July.

    Size: 2-6” x 15-18”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: South Africa
    Wildlife Value: Walnut tolerant, deer resistant, hummingbird plant

    Stachys is an old Greek word meaning “spike.”  This species collected from the wild before 1834.

  • Stachys officinalis Bishop’s wort, Betony Z 4-8

    Showy reddish-purple spikes of two-lipped tubes in May and June

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    Showy reddish-purple spikes of two-lipped tubes in May and June

    Size: 18-24” x 12-18” slowly spreading
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and Asia
    Wildlife Value: deer & walnut tolerant, attracts hummingbirds

    Once one of the most honored herbal medicines. Medicines were good if they had “as many virtues as Betony.” John Sauer, Colonial herbalist claimed “there is no illness brought on by cold in which Betony cannot be administered effectively.”

  • Stipa tirsa Horsetail feather grass Z 5-8

    Thinnest of thin, white-silver panicles from thin green leaves June-July

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    Thinnest of thin, white-silver panicles from thin green leaves June-July

    Size: 18-24” x 14-20”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe, Siberia, Russia and Caucasus

    1st described in Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 30(2): 115. 1857.

  • Stylophorum diphyllum Celandine poppy Z 4-9

    Sunny yellow cups in May-June

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    Sunny yellow cups bloom in late spring, reblooming sporatically, atop this 12-18″ tall native.  Ornamental foliage – scalloped and deeply lobed.

    Size: 12-18" x 12"
    Care: Part shade, but tolerates sun, in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: PA west to WI, south to MO & AK. Wisconsin native.

    1st collected by French plant hunter extraodinaire André Michaux, who spent 11 years in North America. (1746-1802)  William Robinson, father of the mixed perennial border, described this as “a handsome Poppywort … (with) large bright yellow flowers freely produced in early summer.”  Self-seeds and likely you’ll be happy for it.