Perennials & Biennials

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  • Clematis Ernest Markham Z 4-10

    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous.

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    Big, bright magenta blooms June & repeat August – September, vigorous. Rated good by Chicago Botanic Garden Clematis evaluation.

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3'
    Care: Sun to part shade. Blooms on both old & new stems so cut back in early spring above healthy, big buds.

    Hybrid by Markham of England, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, home of William Robinson c. 1930

  • Clematis fremontii Fremont’s leatherflower Z 4-7

    Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up

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    Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up on this short perennial – not a vine

    Size: 12" x 12"
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska

    1st collected by John C. Fremont (1813-1890) celebrated American explorer, participant in the “Bear Revolt” that made California independent from Mexico & in turn part of the United States, Governor of California, 1st Senator of California, owner of a California gold mine, abolitionist, 1st candidate for US president on the Republican ticket and Civil War general fired by Lincoln for freeing the slaves of Missouri.  After accumulating fabulous wealth and spending it all, he died in poverty in New York.

  • Clematis heracleifolia PERENNIAL Z 3-8

    Hyacinth look alike sky blue flowers in August and September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

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    Hyacinth look alike sky blue flowers in August and September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 30” x 3’
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil. Prune back to 6” above ground in spring
    Native: hillsides in central China

    Collected by French missionary Armand David before 1841. A sub-shrubby kind from China, bearing large quantities of tubular blue flowers … “ H.H. Thomas 1915

  • Codonopsis ovata syn. Glosocomia ovata syn. Wahlenbergia roylei Kashmir Bellflower, Bonnet Bellflower Z 3-7

    OUT OF STOCK Large, single, pendulous, milky-blue bell-shaped flowers flared at the tips. Blooms July-August.

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    Large, single, pendulous, milky-blue bell-shaped flowers flared at the tips. Blooms July-August.

    Size: 15” x 15”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Himalayas, from Pakistan to Kashmir
    Wildlife Value: attracts Bees
    Size: Root is edible (but not tasty) when cooked. It can also be dried and ground into a powder. A famine food, used when all else fails. The roots and leaves have been used in its native areas to make a poultice for the treatment of bruises, ulcers and wounds. Medicinal use published 1895.

    Collected before 1835.