Perennials & Biennials

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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.

    $7.95/3" 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

    $10.25/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.

  • Chelone glabra White turtlehead Z 3-8

    Spikes of ivory, hooded turtlehead-like flowers encircle stems in August & September

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Chelone glabra  White turtlehead  Z 3-8
    Spikes of ivory, hooded turtlehead-like flowers encircle stems in August & September.

    Size: 2-3’ x 12”
    Care: part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: all eastern No. Am. except FL
    Wildlife Value: food for caterpillar of Baltimore checkerspot & nectar for butterflies.

    The name Chelone originated with French colonial settlers in Nova Scotia before 1700,  “La Tortue,” meaning “turtle” in French.  M. Dierville transported it to France along with the local name.  In 1706 French botanist Tournefort adopted the Greek word for turtle as its name, Chelone. Cherokee ate boiled or fried new stems and leaves.  Also used medicinally by soaking flowers in water to cure worms, skin sores, fever & constipation.  Cherokee boiled roots for excess gall and soaked smashed roots to ward off witchery.  Micmac & Malecite steeped the plant to make a contraceptive. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Chelone obliqua Rose turtlehead Z 5-9

    Showy rich rosy turtleheads top 2-3' stems from late summer into autumn.

    $10.25/bareroot

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    Chelone obliqua  Rose turtlehead  Z 5-9
    Showy rich rosy turtleheads top 2-3′ stems from late summer into autumn.

    Size: 16-24" x 12" slowly spreading
    Care: Part shade moist to moist well-drained soil, tolerates clay
    Native: Central and southeastern America
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    The name Chelone originated with French colonial settlers in Nova Scotia before 1700.  They called this plant’s white-flowered relative (Chelone glabra) “La Tortue,” meaning “turtle” in French.  M. Dierville transported it to France around 1700 along with the local name.  In 1706 French botanist Tournefort adopted the Greek word for turtle as its name. This pink species sent from its native Virginia to Philadelphia nurseryman Bartram in 1765. A tea brewed from the leaves was said to increase the appetite.