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Polygonum virginianum syn. Persicaria virginiana Jumpseed Z 4-8
Arresting tiny white flowers atop nearly leafless stems blooming late summer into fall; dark green foliage marked with a maroon chevron on each leaf
Arresting tiny white flowers atop nearly leafless stems blooming late summer into fall;
dark green foliage marked with a maroon chevron on each leaf
Size: 2-3’ x 3-4’
Care: shade to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
Native: All eastern areas from central Canada south to Texas, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: attracts birds, bees & butterflies, Deer resistant
Size: Cherokee made a hot infusion of leaves with the bark of a Honey Locust to treat whooping cough.
Ribes aureum syn. Ribes odoratum Clove currant Z 3-8
yellow flowers smother the shrub
OUT OF STOCK
Early to mid spring yellow flowers smother the shrub, giving off the most sweet, clove-scented fragrance – heavenly. Ships only in spring.
Size: 6' x 6'
Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Immune to Walnut toxins.
Native: west-central US
Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Found by Meriwether Lewis in 2 locations -“near the narrows of the Columbia.” April 16, 1806, now Klickitat County, Washington, and on July 29, 1805 in Montana. Many different tribes ate the berries – Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Klamath, Montana, Paiute & Ute. Others, Shoshone and Paiute, used the shrub’s inner bark to heal sores and swellings. English plantsman Wm. Robinson declared that it “deserves to be more commonly grown.” (1933)
Ruellia humilis Prairie petunia Z 5-9
lilac trumpets all summer and fall
Lilac trumpets with dark pink veins all summer non-stop. Very long blooming but slow to emerge in spring.
Size: 8-10" x 24"
Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
Native: Midwest south to Florida and Texas, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
Ruellia named for French royal herbalist Jean Ruell (1474-1537). This species first collected by Thomas Nuttall, English plant hunter who found more American plants than anyone else, early 1800’s.
Salvia verticillata Lilac sage, whorley clary, Salbey Z 5-8
Muted lilac blue spikes June to October
Muted lilac blue spikes June to October. It took 2 years to establish this plant to maturity during which time it was unimpressive but in year 3, it’s fabulous. You get the benefit of mature plants.
Size: 24” x 18-24”
Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Dead head to prolong bloom
Native: Spain to Ukraine, Caucasus to Iran
Wildlife Value: Butterfly magnet.
Collected before 1753.