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  • Humulus lupulus Hops Z 4-8

    climber bearing papery cones, green turning straw colored

    $15.95/bareroot

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    Humulus lupulus     Hops  Z 4-8
    Vigorous 20′ tall climber bearing papery cones, green turning straw colored from August to October.

    Size: 20' x 3'
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Transported from continental Europe to England in 1524.  Flowers used for brewing since ancient times. Added to ale to add flavor and as a preservative.  In the late 1500’s Gerard claimed that hops seasoned ale and”make it a physical drinke to keep the body in health, rather than an ordinary drinke for the quenching of our thirst.”  Russians crowned the heads of brides with its foliage to bring “joy, abundance and intoxication.”  Others put dried hops into pillows to relieve insomnia.  Imported to America by the mid 1600’s where it was used for its ornamental qualities, to provide shade and to make beer.   Cherokee adopted hops to relieve pain caused by rheumatism. Grown by Jefferson at Monticello.

  • Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ Dropmore Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle Z 2-8

    Scarlet trumpets for 5 months, hummingbird magnet

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    Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ Dropmore Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle  Z 2-8
    Clusters of scarlet trumpets with orange throats bloom repeatedly from July through November

    Size: 10-12’ x 2-3’ fast growing
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Prune in early spring
    Wildlife Value: Hummingbirds love the red trumpet-shaped flowers.

    Cross of L. sempervirens and L. hirsuta.  This long-blooming selection made by Dr. F.L. Skinner at Dropmore Manitoba. Introduced in 1950.

  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Z 3-9

    Brilliant scarlet in autumn

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    Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Virginia creeper  Z 3-9
    Spring leaves bronzy, turn green in summer and then brilliant scarlet in autumn, with contrasting blue berries with red stems.

    Size: 50’ x 10'
    Care: Either sun or shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern No. America
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Parthenocissus is Greek meaning “virgin ivy.” Cultivated in American gardens since 1700’s.  Sent to England by English planthunter Tradescant the Younger in the 1640’s. Grown by Jefferson.

  • Passiflora caerulea Blue passion flower Z 6-9

    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals

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    Exotic, large blossoms with an outer ruffle of petals and sepals; an inner disc of concentric rings of blue, white and purple filaments; and a central “antenna.” From mid-summer through fall.

    Size: 15’ x 4’
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: So. America
    Wildlife Value: Host for several butterfly caterpillars
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit

    Since at least 1753