Perennials & Biennials

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  • Cerastium biebersteinii Mouse ear Z 4-7

    White felt-like foliage, covered with white flowers

    $8.25/pot

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    Cerastium biebersteinii Mouse ear  Z 4-9
    White felt-like foliage, covered with white flowers in spring.  Makes a wonderful groundcover.

    Size: 6" x spreading
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Tauria

    Cerastium is from the Greek keras meaning horn because of the shape of the seed capsule. Six inch tall, spreading, small chalky-velvet leaves. Rarely offered but should be. Used as a groundcover for its frosted, felt-like foliage under tropical plants in Victorian gardens. American gardens since 1860.

  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Plumbago, Leadwort Z 5-9

    Cobalt blue flower clusters with contrasting, showy red stems

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    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides   Plumbago, Leadwort   Z 5-9
    Cobalt blue flower clusters with contrasting, showy red stems and calyces  in late summer and fall.   Foliage turns crimson in fall – excellent groundcover. One of the most award winning plants.

    Size: 9-12” x 18”
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: China
    Awards: Five (5) of them! Georgia Gold Medal 2006, Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Picks, Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, Oklahoma Proven

    Plumbago is Latin meaning “lead” derived from use of the plant to treat lead poisoning. First collected by Russian botanist Alexander von Bunge in 1830 in Mongolia, then introduced by Robert Fortune who found it growing in Shanghi in 1846.  “Bear a profusion of brilliant cobalt blue flowers (when) the leaves take on a distinct reddish tinge.”  H.H. Thomas 1915.

  • Chaenorhinum origanifolium Dwarf snapdragon Z 5-9

    Rare plant. Spires of tiny purple to blue trumpets with yellow throats spring, summer & fall. Love this itsy plant.

    $8.25/pot

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    Chaenorhinum origanifolium   Dwarf snapdragon Z 5-9
    Rare plant. Spires of tiny purple to blue trumpets with yellow throats spring, summer & fall. Love this itsy plant.

    Size: 4” x 9-12” semi-trailing cushion
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Spain
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

    1st described in 1838. Chaenorhinum means “honey lotus” in Greek.

  • Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ Hairy chervil Z 5-7

    Airy rose-pink umbels like a short, pink Queen Anne’s lace

    $10.45/bareroot

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    Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ Hairy chervil  Z 5-7
    Airy rose-pink umbels like a short, pink Queen Anne’s lace, blooming in spring to early summer, compliment the fern-like apple-scented fragrant foliage.

    Size: 24” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil, cut back to refresh foliage and rebloom.
    Native: Spain to Greece
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick

    Named from Greek chairo meaning “to please” & phyllon meaning“leaf.”  The species collected before 1770.