Perennials & Biennials

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  • Chrysanthemum alpinum syn. Luecanthemopsis alpina Alpine daisy Z 5-

    Short white daisies blooming June-August atop basal foliage, spreads to form small mat.

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    Short white daisies blooming June-August atop basal foliage, spreads to form small mat.

    Size: 4” x spreading
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: mountains of Europe

    1st described by French botanist Tournefort, early 1700’s. Wm. Robinson (1883): “A very dwarf plant. The leaves are small, and the abundant flowers are supported on hoary little stems 1 to 3 inches long, are pure white with yellow centres, and are more than 1” across… well deserves cultivation in bare level places, on poor sandy or gravely soil in the rock garden.”

  • Chrysanthemum parthenium syn. Tanacetum parthenium Feverfew Z 5-9

    Cheerful, small white daisies flower all summer and autumn

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    Cheerful, small white daisies flower all summer and autumn.

    Size: 18-24” x 12”
    Care: Full sun moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and Caucasus

    Common name “Feverfew” speaks for itself, referring to the plant’s medicinal qualities. The species’ name parthenium comes from Plutarch who claimed that the plant saved the life of a construction worker who fell from the Parthenon.   Feverfew was prescribed to remedy coughs, indigestion, congestion, melancholy, hysteria, vertigo, freckles, opium overdoses and for “them that are giddie in the head.” Parkinson.  A favorite early cottage garden flower.   Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Chrysanthemum serotinum syn. Leucanthemella serotina Autumn oxeye, Giant daisy Z 4-8

    Pure white daisies with golden centers, 2-3” across, aren’t just for summer. This one celebrates the fall.

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    Chrysanthemum serotinum syn. Leucanthemella serotina Autumn oxeye, Giant daisy Z 4-8
    Pure white daisies with golden centers, 2-3” across, aren’t just for summer. This one celebrates the fall.

    Size: 4-7’ x 12-24”
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: SE Europe & Balkans
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Described by Linnaeus 1753. The Gardeners Dictionary (1783): “This grows naturally in North America but hath long been preserved in English gardens. …each(stalk) being terminated by a large, white, radiated flower; these appear in September. It multiplies very fast by its creeping roots.”

  • Chrysanthemum x rubellum ‘Clara Curtis’ Z 4-9

    mid-summer through fall, sprays of large, single deep pink daisies

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    From mid-summer through fall,  sprays of large, single deep pink daisies, each with a yellow eye.


    Care: Sun to part shade in any soil. Pinch back half way early and again in late June to keep plants bushy and compact, or let them grow taller.

    One of the Korean hybrids. A. Cumming created this in 1937 by crossing an early flowering mum with Chrysanthemum coreanum. 

  • Chrysanthemum x rubellum ‘Mary Stoker’ Z 3-9

    Plants form a bushy mound of light green leaves, bearing loose sprays of large, single soft yellow daisies, blushed with apricot. Blooms mid-summer to early fall

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    Plants form a bushy mound of light green leaves, bearing loose sprays of large, single soft yellow daisies, blushed with apricot.  Blooms mid-summer to early fall

    Size: 1-2’ x 2-3’ and spreading
    Care: Full sun to part shade, tolerates normal, sandy or clay soil
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Deer resistant.

    One of the Korean hybrids, Hybridized in the 1930’s 

  • Cimicifuga racemosa Cohosh, Bugbane Z 3-8

    Majestic milky white candles covered with buds like pearls

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    Majestic milky white candles covered with buds like pearls that open to frilly balls in August

    Size: 4-6' x 2-4'
    Care: Part shade, moist soil
    Native: east N. America, Wisconsin native

    Cimicifuga is Latin meaning “bug” and fugere meaning “to drive away.” “Bugbane” refers to the plant’s odor, repelling insects. “Cohosh” is Algonquin for “rough” referring to the feel of the root. American Indians used its roots medicinally as an astringent, poison and snakebite antidote and to stop coughing. Roots considered an aphrodisiac for women.

  • Clematis columbiana v. tenuiloba syn. C. alpina v. occidentalis sub. var. tenuiloba Rock clematis Z 3-8

    Deep violet elongated bells in early summer on short erect stems, only 6” high

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    Deep violet elongated bells in early summer on short erect stems, only 6” high

    Size: 6" x 12"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Rocky Mountains & the Dakotas

    1st described in 1881 by Harvard botanist Asa Gray

  • Clematis Ernest Markham Z 4-10

    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous.

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    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous. Rated good by Chicago Botanic Garden Clematis evaluation.

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3'
    Care: Sun to part shade. Blooms on both old & new stems so cut back in early spring above healthy, big buds.

    Hybrid by Markham of England, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, home of William Robinson c. 1930