Perennials & Biennials

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  • Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Mourning widow Z 4-9

    Very distinctive variegated chocolate-green chevron-marked leaves. Nodding, eggplant purple flowers in late spring-early summer.

    $12.25/bareroot

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    Very distinctive variegated chocolate-green chevron-marked leaves. Nodding, eggplant purple flowers in late spring-early summer.

    Size: 12-15” x 12"
    Care: sun to shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Croatia
    Wildlife Value: Deer & rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and pollinators

    OK you caught me – this had it’s 30th birthday in 2020. In 25 more years it will be eligible for Social Security.   But it’s such a wonderful plant it’s OK to make an occasional exception for something exceptional. Discovered in 1990 by Elizabeth Strangman of Washfield Nursery in Kent England, where the very first ‘Samobor’ in cultivation still grows. It is a natural variant found growing in damp woods in Croatia. It is named for the Croation town of Samobor.

  • Geranium pratense Meadow Cranesbill Z 4-8

    Bluish violet cup-shaped flowers in early to midsummer

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Bluish violet cup-shaped flowers in early to midsummer, repeating if cutback.

    Size: 24-36" x 24"
    Care: Full sun in moist to moderate well-drained soil, tolerated Walnut toxicity
    Native: Northern Europe

    Geranium is Greek meaning “crane” referring to the shape of fruit resembling the bill of a crane.   Cultivated in America since the 1800’s and in English cottage gardens long before that.

  • Geranium richardsonii Richardson’s geranium Z 4-8

    White flowers with purple veins

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    White flowers with purple veins flowering in spring to early summer

    Size: 18” x 18”
    Care: part sun to shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: All western Canada south to California, Arizona and New Mexico

    Geranium is Greek meaning “crane” referring to the shape of fruit resembling the bill of a crane.  Cheyenne cured nosebleeds with this plant and Navajo considered it a “life medicine.” 1st collected by Thomas Drummond (1780-1835) in the Canadian Rockies.  Drummond collected in the Franklin Expedition in Canada, then in Colorado and Texas before dying mysteriously in Cuba.

  • Geranium sanguineum var. lancastriense Bloody Cranesbill Z 4-8

    Pastel pink flowers with rose colored veins bloom all summer.

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    Pastel pink flowers with rose colored veins bloom all summer making a reliable groundcover.

    Size: 8" x12"
    Care: sun to part shade, moist well-drained soil. Tolerates Walnut toxicity.
    Native: Walney Island, Cumbria England

    Geranium is Greek meaning “crane”  referring to the shape of fruit resembling the bill of a crane.  Discovered on British Walney Island in 1732.

  • Geranium wlassovianum Wlassov’s cranesbill Z 4-8

    Flowers dusky violet with white eyes, June to September, non-stop. Ornamental, lobed leaves, red in spring & fall.

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    Flowers dusky violet with white eyes, June to August. Ornamental, lobed leaves, red in spring & fall.

    Size: 24" x 24"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil. Tolerant Walnut toxicity.
    Native: Siberia, Russia, Mongolia & China
    Awards: Elizabeth Carey Miller Botanic Garden, Great Plant Award.

    Collected before 1822.

  • Geranium x – Johnson’s Blue Z 3-8

    Long blooming blue flowered saucers

    $11.95/bareroot

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    Long blooming (July to September) if sheared back after 1st flowering, blue flowered saucers & in fall blazing crimson foliage

    Size: 18” x 15”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Cross of G. himalayense and G. pretense bred by A.T. Johnson, schoolmaster, writer & photographer, in his garden in Conwy Valley, Wales in 1945.

  • Geum chiloensis x ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’ Z 5-9

    Showy double scarlet flowers from June to August

    $8.75/bareroot

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    Showy double scarlet flowers from June to August

    Size: 20" x 24"
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil, cut back after blooming to rebloom into fall.

    The species collected by Alexander Cruickshank in So. America in 1820’s.  ‘Mrs. Bradshaw ‘ listed in a book authored by H.H. Thomas in 1915.  Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

  • Geum triflorum Prairie smoke Z 1-6

    Pale purplish to pink cup-shaped flowers in spring

    $8.75/bareroot

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    Pale purplish to pink bud-shaped flowers in spring followed by long silky seed heads – like magic.

    Size: 12" x 12"
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant.
    Native: all of northern No. America, Wisconsin native

    Introduced to gardens in 1609. Many Native American medicinal uses. Blackfoot, to cure coughs, skin sores and wounds, swollen eyes, canker sores, and fuzzy thinking. Okanagan-Colville women made a love potion from the roots, and cured vaginal yeast infections.