Perennials & Biennials

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  • Corydalis lutea Pseudofumaria lutea Z 4-8

    Yellow blooms from late spring - fall

    $8.25/pot

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    Yellow trumpet-like clusters from late spring – fall. One of the few shade perennials that blooms non-stop.

    Size: 9-15" x 18"
    Care: part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Throughout Europe

    Corydalis is Greek for “lark” korydalos, referring to the shape of flower, a lark’s spur. Lutea means “yellow.” According to 16th century herbalist Culpepper, “Saturn owns the herb” so Corydalis lutea cured Saturn’s diseases of the liver, spleen, leprosy, scabs, itches, cholera, salty blood, jaundice, melancholy, plague, pestilence and red eyes.  The Greek Dioscordes claimed that it “hinders fresh springing of hairs on the eye lids.” Since 1800’s in U.S.

  • Corydalis ochroleuca syn. Pseudofumaria alba Z 4-8

    Creamy white flowers touched with yellow

    $8.95/pot

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    Creamy white flowers touched with yellow from May to October.  One of longest blooming flowers for shade.

    Size: 6-12” x 12”
    Care: Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Balkans

    Corydalis is Greek for “lark” korydalos, referring to the shape of flower resembling a lark’s spur. Garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1848-1931) planted Corydalis ochroleuca as a “wide carpet” under peonies in her spring garden at her home, Munstead Wood.

  • Crambe cordifolia Colewort Z. 5-9

    Giant profusion of white flowers from late May to June

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    Giant profusion of white flowers from late May to June

    Size: 7-8’ x 5’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus

    First collected before 1863.  This is a stately and noble plant, with large heart shaped leaves.  The loose flower-heads, which are often 6 feet in height, and nearly as much through, are composed of myriads of small white flowers, which at a distance may be likened to a giant specimen of Gypsophila; it blooms during June and July.”  H.H. Thomas 1915.

  • Crambe maritima Sea kale Z. 5-9

    Very sweetly fragrant, honey-scented, chalky white flowers cover the plant in late May and early June. Ornamental, bluish crinkled foliage all season.

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    Very sweetly fragrant, honey-scented, chalky white flowers cover the plant in late May and early June. Ornamental, bluish crinkled foliage all season.

    Size: 18” x 12”
    Care: Moist well-drained soil in full sun
    Native: Western Europe to Asia Minor
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit and Great Plant Pick Award from Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden.

    Crambe means cabbage in Greek. “The glaucous leaves of the Sea kale afford a striking contrast to the bronzy foliage of surrounding subjects…I have eaten them several times and thought them delicious.” The Garden March 1876. “By the turn of the 19th century, sea kale was a very popular vegetable; its blanched shoots, which have a sweet, nutty cabbage flavor, were readily found in the finest markets and restaurants,” The American Gardener, March/April 2009. Grown by Jefferson. Recommended as an ornamental flower by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908 for its glaucous foliage.