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Ribes aureum syn. Ribes odoratum Clove currant Z 3-8
yellow flowers smother the shrub
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)
**LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM. IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.
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.
Scabiosa columbaria f. nana Dwarf dove pincushions Z 4-8
Lavender- blue pincushions
OUT OF STOCK
Lavender- blue pincushions on this short, front-of-the-border flower that blooms for four, yes, 4, months, June to September. Deadhead to promote reblooming.
Size: 6-12” x 12-18”
Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained alkaline soil
Wildlife Value: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
Different colored ones including lavender and pink described in The Garden 1872.