Perennials & Biennials

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  • Dianthus petraeus Z 4-8

    Evergreen foliage with fragrant, serrated, solitary white flowers in mid-summer

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    Evergreen foliage with fragrant, serrated, solitary white flowers in mid-summer

    Size: 4-6” x 6-8”
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Mountain ranges of Central Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer Resistant

    Collected before 1823

  • Dianthus pinifolius Pineleaf garden pink Z 4-9

    Crimson clusters on wiry stems high above narrow-leaved, glaucous foliage, blooming in late spring to early summer

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    Crimson clusters on wiry stems high above narrow-leaved, galucious foliage, blooming in late spring to early summer

    Size: 12” x 6”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Balkan Peninsula & Romania

    Described before 1796.

  • Dianthus subacaulis Pyrenees pink Z 5-9

    Blue-grey, tight, flat foliage, spreads to form a carpet with single pink flowers held above the leaves in spring.

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    Blue-grey, tight, flat foliage, spreads to form a carpet with single pink flowers held above the leaves in spring.

    Size: foliage 1”, flowers 2” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Pyrenees mountains

    1st described in literature in Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné, 1789.

  • Dianthus sylvestris Woodland pink Z 4-8

    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

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    Five, jagged-edged pink petals early summer on this sweet, fragrant flower.

    Size: 10” x 10”
    Care: full sun in dry, well-drained soil
    Native: Moutains of Central & So. Europe

    Bailey wrote: “pretty perennial border plant.”  Collected before 1787.

  • Dicentra eximia Fringed bleeding heart Z 4-8

    May to October, dangling rose pink heart-shaped panicles

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    May to October,  dangling rose pink heart-shaped panicles.  Shade flower that blooms all summer- what could be better?

    Size: 10” x 8”
    Care: Part shade, moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Mountains from New York to Georgia
    Wildlife Value: Nectar source for hummingbirds & White swallowtail butterfly.

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning two and kentros meaning spurs. Introduced to gardens by John Bartram in mid-1700’s.   Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll, mother of mixed perennial borders, in 1908.

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

  • Dicentra spectablis Alba White bleeding heart Z 3-9

    Dangling alabaster, heart shaped blossoms

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    May – June classic sprays of dangling alabaster, heart shaped blossoms. One of the best.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Part shade to shade in moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Japan & China
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning “two” and kentros meaning “spurs” because the flowers have two spurs. Spectabilis means “worthy of notice.” This white form was available by 1877.

  • Dicentra spectablis Bleeding Heart Z 3-9

    dangling dark pink heart-shaped blossoms

    $12.25/bareroot

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    From May through June legendary dangling, dark pink, heart-shaped blossoms along 3′ tall sprays. One of the best spring perennials for shade.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Part shade to shade, moist to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning “two” and kentros meaning “spurs” because the flowers have two spurs. Spectabilis means “worthy of notice.” A favorite garden plant in China for centuries before its discovery by Europeans. Plant hunter Robert Fortune found it growing on the Island of Chusan and sent it to the Horticultural Society of London in 1846. By 1866 the Bleeding Heart was available in America.

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  • Dictamnus fraxinella syn. D. alba Gas plant, Burning bush Z 3-8

    Magestic white or pink spikes of flowers in early summer

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    Magestic white or pink spikes of flowers in early summer, glossy, lemon scented leaves.

    Size: 2-3' x 2'
    Care: full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies

    Dictamnus is from the mountain Dicte, located in Crete. Popular Elizabethan cottage garden plant. Gerard called it a “gallant plant.” In the 1750’s Linnaeus’ daughter discovered the gas plant’s ability to light a fire. Grown in American gardens since the 1750’s and by Jefferson at Monticello.