Perennials & Biennials

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  • 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.

  • Angelica sylvestris ‘Purpurea’ Wild Angelica Self-seeding Biennial Z 4-9

    Wonderful deep purple stems and leaves with large umbels of purple-pink flowers late summer-early fall  

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    Wonderful deep purple stems and leaves with large umbels of purple-pink flowers late summer-early fall

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    Size: 6-8’ x 5'
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe in moist woodlands and bogs.
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees and butterflies

    The species described in Species Plantarum 1: 251. 1753 (1 May 1753) by Linnaeus

  • Anthemis tinctoria Marguerite

    Cheerful yellow daisies all summer, non-stop.

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    Cheerful yellow daisies all summer, non-stop.

    Size: 2-3' x 2'
    Care: Full sun well-drained to moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant
    Native: Eastern Europe

    This promiscuous flower sports maize colored daisies with ferny, aromatic foliage. The name Anthemis evolved from anthemon meaning “free flowering,” which describes the plant’s carefree, June through fall, blossoms. Philip Miller illustrated Marguerite in his 1750’s Dictionary. The flower was used to dye wool and to make tea.

  • Anthericum ramosum      Spider plant, Branched St Bernard’s-lily             Z 5-8

    White, branched flower clusters above grass-like leaves June-August

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    White, branched flower clusters above grass-like leaves June-August

     

    Size: 2-3’ x 12”
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Western, Central & Southern Europe
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

    Published by Linneaus in Species Plantarum  (1753)

  • Aquilegia canadensis Canada Columbine Z 3-9

    May - June scarlet and yellow columbines

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    May – June, scarlet and yellow columbines

    Size: 24-36”x 12”
    Care: part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern Canada to Florida, west to New Mexico, Wisconsin native.
    Wildlife Value: Rich, sugary nectar important food for ruby-throated hummingbirds. Buntings and finches eat the seeds. Sole food source for columbine duskywing caterpillar.

    Seeds are fragrant when crushed, used by Omaha, Ponca and Pawnee as perfume. Pawnee used the plant as a love charm by rubbing pulverized seeds in palm of hand and endeavoring to shake hand of desired person. Crushed seeds also used to cure fever and headaches. Cherokee made a tea for heart trouble. The Iroquois used the plant to cure poisoning and to detect people who were bewitched. Grown by Englishman Tradescant the Elder in 1632. He may have received it from France. Cultivated by Washington & Jefferson.

  • Aquilegia flabellata v. pumila syn. Aquilegia flabellata ‘Nana’, Aquilegia fauriei Dwarf Fan columbine Z 4-9

    April-May lilac blooms of nodding lilac-blue to purple sepals with white petals on compact mound of blue-green foliage

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    April-May lilac blooms of nodding lilac-blue to purple sepals with white petals on compact mound of blue-green foliage

    Size: 6-9” x 9-12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil, Deadhead for rebloom
    Native: Japan
    Wildlife Value: deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies

    Latin word flabellatus mean fanlike referring to leaflet shape. First published as Aquilegia buergeriana var. pumila in Swiss journal Bulletin de l’Herbier Boissier 5: 1090. 1897.

  • Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine, Granny’s bonnet Z 3-10

    May to June purple, blue, red, pink or white columbines  

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    May to June purple, blue, red, pink or white columbines

     

    Size: 36”x 18”
    Care: Sun or part shade fertile moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe

    Very ancient plant. Used medicinally in Middle Ages to cure pestilence, measles, small pox and jaundice and remove obstructions of the liver but large doses are poisonous. Aquilegia was mentioned in the literature of Chaucer and Shakespeare. It was a popular Elizabethan (Elizabeth I in the late 1500’s) cottage garden flower. French botanist Tournefort reported that women used the seeds to “drive out the Measles and Small Pox.” John Winthrop introduced this plant to the New World in the 1630’s. White form by 1600’s. Cultivated in America since 1700’s.