Perennials & Biennials

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  • Astilbe chinensis

    Pink plumes in mid-summer

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    Astilbe chinensis    Z 4-9
    Pink plumes in mid-summer

    Size: 24” x 24” spreads
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, more tolerant of drier soil than modern ones. Immune to walnut toxicity.
    Native: Siberia, China, Korea

    Use in  borders or woodland gardens,  for a cut flower or leave it stand for winter interest.   Astilbe is Greek from a meaning “without” and stilbe meaning “lustre” referring to the fact that the leaves are not shiny.  Liberty Hyde Bailey termed this plant “graceful” in the early 1900’s.

  • Astrantia major Masterwort Z 4-7

    Rosy blush-colored umbels above basal foliage in June and July

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    Astrantia major   Masterwort      Z 4-7
    Rosy blush colored umbels stand tall above basal foliage in June and July

    Size: 12-36” x 18”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Picks

    Astrantia is Greek meaning “star” referring to the star-like appearance of the umbels.  European gardens by 1596. Grown in early colonial gardens in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630’s.  The root was used as a purgative.

  • Athyrium filix femina ‘Victoriae’ Victoria lady fern Z 4-8

    Finely divided fronds have tiny twisted leaves that cross

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    Athyrium filix femina‘Victoriae’  Victoria lady fern Z 4-8
    Finely divided fronds have tiny twisted leaves that cross one another. Vigorous grower. Dr. John Mickel, former curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden, called this “the Queen of green.”  It’s like no other fern you’ve ever seen.

    Size: 18-24” x 18-24”
    Care: part to full shade in moist to moist well-drained soil

    Popular Victorian fern. Discovered in Scotland in 1861.

  • Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern Z 3-8

    Grown for its fern fronds, one of the easiest ferns to grow

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    Grown for its fern fronds, one of the easiest ferns to grow

    Size: 4’ x 2-4’
    Care: moist to well-drained soil in full to part shade
    Native: temperate No. America including Wisconsin
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Collected before 1780’s. Mentioned by H.H. Thomas 1915 for gardens.