Perennials & Biennials

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  • Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ Windflower Z 4-8

    Pearl-like buds open to graceful single white umbels in autumn.

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    Pearl-like buds open to graceful single white umbels in autumn. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 4-5’x 12” and spreading
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit. 2016 Perennial Plant of Year

    The Japanese anemone introduced to cultivation in the West when Robert Fortune found them growing wild at a graveyard near Shanghai in 1844. Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ is a sport of a cross between Japanese anemone and A. vitifolia, introduced by Lady Amherst from Nepal in 1829.  This white sport appeared in the nursery of Messier Jobert at Verdun-sur-Meuse in 1851.  He propagated it and named it for his daughter, Honorine. The name Anemone is Greek for the wind, “so called, because the flower is supposed not to open, except the wind blows.” The Gardeners’ Dictionary, 1768.

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  • Anemone canadensis Meadow anemone Z 3-8

    Pristine pure white petal-like sepals frame many golden anthers in early summer

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    Pristine pure white petal-like sepals frame many golden anthers in early summer

    Size: 12-24”x 12”
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist soil
    Native: North America as far south as Missouri, Wisconsin native

    Collected by Meriwether Lewis August 17, 1804 on the 1st leg of the Expedition. Used medicinally by many Indian groups. The roots cleared up sores and leaves stopped nose bleeds for the Chippewa. It relieved the Iroquois of worms and counteracted witch medicine. For the Meskwaki this plant uncrossed crossed eyes. Ojibwa singers used it to clear their throats and remedy lower back pain. The name Anemone is Greek for the wind, “so called, because the flower is supposed not to open, except the wind blows.” The Gardeners’ Dictionary, 1768.

  • Anemone cylindrica Thimbleweed Z 4-7

    Pristine pure white petal-like sepals frame many golden anthers in June. Erect cylinders persist summer and fall.

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    Pristine pure white petal-like sepals frame many golden anthers in June. Erect cylinders persist summer and fall.

    Size: 2’ x 12”
    Care: full sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil.
    Native: on the east – Maine to Delaware & west – British Columbia to Arizona. WI native

    HoChunk put masticated fuzz from the seeds on boils or carbuncles, opening them after a day. Collected from the wild before 1880’s. Plant emits allelopathogin that inhibits seed germination of other plants. Leaves, if eaten, cause mouth irritation, so that critters (rabbits & deer) leave it alone. The name Anemone is Greek for the wind, “so called, because the flower is supposed not to open, except the wind blows.” The Gardeners’ Dictionary, 1768.

  • Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop anemone/Wind flower Z 4-9

    snowy white blossoms with pineapple colored stamens

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    Anemone sylvestris Snowdrop anemone, Wind flower  Z 4-9
    In late spring and early summer snowy white blossoms with pineapple colored stamens emerge from pearl shaped buds

    Size: 12-20" x 12-20" spreading
    Care: Sun to part shade, moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe and Caucasus

    In gardens since before 1753. Grown by Jefferson at Monticello.

  • Anemone vitifolia ‘Robustissima’ Z 4-8

    Pearl-like buds open to single, ballerina- pink umbels in late summer and fall

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    Pearl-like buds open to single, ballerina- pink umbels in late summer and early fall.

    Size: 30"x 36" spreader
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: early cultivated variety of A. vitifolia native to Nepal.

    The word Anemone is Sanskrit meaning “he breathes.”  The Roman, Pliny wrote that the Anemone only opens with the wind. In Greek mythology Anemos, the Wind, used another species of Anemone to herald his coming in early spring. A. vitifolia first introduced from its native Nepal to European garden cultivation by Lady Amhurst in 1829.

  • Anemonella thalictroides Rue anemone, Windflower Z 4-7

    Delicate white to pinkish cups in spring to mid-summer light up woodlands

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    Delicate white to pinkish cups in spring to mid-summer light up woodlands

    Size: 12” x 10”
    Care: part shade in moist well drained soil
    Native: N.H through Ontario to Minn. Including WI, south to Florida & Kansas

    First described by Linnaeus – 1753. Philip Miller grew this in 1768. Named Anemonella because the flowers resemble those of the Amenome and thalictroides because the leaves resemble the leaves of the Thalictrum, Meadowrue. Native Americans ate the tuberous root for food and made a tea from Rue anemone by steeping the root in water. The tea supposedly cured flu-like symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting.

  • Angelica archangelica Biennial Z 4-9

    Spectacular chartreuse globular umbels

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    Angelica archangelica Biennial –Reseeds readily  Z 4-9
    Spectacular chartreuse globular umbels of flowers in July

    Size: 6’ x 3’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Russia, Scandinavia

    Angelica is Latin for “angelic,” because an angel is said to have revealed to a monk that the plant cures the plague. Ancient – used medicinally for more than 2000 years.  Used to flavor reindeer milk in Scandinavia, to flavor perfume & liqueurs, and to make a French delicacy of candied stalks.  Add fresh leaves to your salad or make a tea from dried leaves.  Folklore claims it has angelic healing properties.  Introduced to England in 1625 by Tradescant the Elder who collected it on the island of Archangel in Russia.

  • Angelica gigas Giant angelica RESEEDING BIENNIAL Z 4-9

    Dramatic, deep purple, spherical umbels in midsummer, purple stems

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    Dramatic, deep purple, spherical umbels in midsummer, purple stems.  One of our favorites.

    Size: 4-6' x 4'
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: mountain streams in Korea

    1st collected by Japanese botanist Takenoshin Nakai (1882-1952) before 1917. Professor, author, scholar and official botanist for Korea in 1910 after Japan annexed Korea following the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. There he explored the botanically unknown mountains and forests and introduced its plants to the world through his international contacts and authorship of Flora Koreana. Used in its native Korea to remedy “anaemia, hemiplegia and women’s diseases.” Korean name is Cham-dang-gui.