Perennials & Biennials

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  • Athyrium filix-femina ‘Frizelliae’ Tatting fern Z 4-8

    Grown for its unusual fronds



    Athyrium filix-femina ‘Frizelliae’  Tatting fern  Z 4-8  A237 237n
    Grown for its unusual fronds

    Size: 18” x 18”
    Care: Moist humusy soil in part sun to part shade
    Awards: Great Plant Pick Award from Elizabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden.

    A short, genetic mutation, of Lady fern discovered in 1857 in Ireland in Mrs. Frizelle’s garden.

  • Aurinia saxitilis Basket of Gold Z 4-7

    Taxi cab yellow flowers envelope the plant from May to June



    Aurinia saxitilis syn. Alyssum saxatile   Basket of Gold  Z 4-7
    Taxi cab yellow flowers envelop the plant from May to June

    Size: 10" x 12"
    Care: Full sun well-drained soil, cut back after flowering to maintain compact form. Drought tolerant
    Native: Central and southeastern Europe
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    The ancient Greeks may have used this to cure hydrophobia. English garden cultivation since 1710. American garden cultivation since 1700’s. Grown by Washington at Mount Vernon. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908.

  • Baptisia australis False Indigo Z 3-9

    Indigo blue racemes in June followed by ornamental pods



    Baptisia australis syn. Saphora australis False Indigo  Z 3-9
    In early summer loose spikes bear big blue blossoms which turn to large black seed pods. Four foot tall foliage resembles a shrub.

    Size: 3-5' x 24"
    Care: Full sun sandy soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: Eastern United States, Wisconsin native.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies
    Awards: Perennial Plant Association Plant of Year 2010

    As its common name describes, this plant was used as a substitute for indigo dye. Horticultural greats Bailey, Breck and Robinson considered Baptisia handsome. Introduced in 1758.

  • Baptisia leucantha White Wild Indigo Z 3-9

    Georgeous creamy white spikes of pea-like blooms



    Baptisia leucantha syn. Baptisia lactea syn. Baptisia alba var. macrophylla  White Wild Indigo, Prairie wild indigo Z 3-9
    Georgeous creamy white spikes of pea-like blooms in May & June followed by ornamental pods

    Size: 3-5' x 2-3'
    Care: full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: from Minnesota to Texas, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    For the HoChunk “(t)he root is a single remedy to use for injured womb alone. Cook the root and mash it to form a poltice to bind on. Wash with water and draw out the inflammation.”