Bright green fronds perch atop black stems like the fingers of an open hand
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In colder areas grow as annual
Spectacular basal foliage – arching, silvery, deeply incised leaves. Late summer-fall spiny buds open to rich purple feathery flowers.
Size: 3-4’ x 3-4’Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Cut off flowers immediately after flowering to bring on new foliage, gorgeous into late fall.Native: Southern Europe
The leaf stems, blanched, are also edible. Bridgemen, The Young Gardeners Assistant (1847)
Described by Linneaus 1753.
Short hedge-hog like clump with white flowers turning to bronzy spiked seedheads May-June. Best for rock, railroad or fairy gardens – anyplace for a miniature, clumping grass.
Size: 6” x 12”Care: sun to light shade in moist soilNative: wet places in Europe and western No. America
Collected before 1798 by Edmund Davall who botanized in Switzerland.
Profuse golden yellow flowers from July through fall, slow to emerge in spring so don’t prematurely assume it’s gone. Very sweet yellow blooms over long period of time.
Size: 4-6”x 12-15”Care: full sun in well-drained soilNative: Colorado & Kansas south to SW U.S.
The name Zinnia honors German botany professor Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759). This species 1st collected by Edwin James, physician and botanist on the Long Expedition in 1820.
In early spring, about the time Robins appear, spike-like panicles of white turn purple atop mounds of gray-blue blades
Size: 24”x16”Care: sun to part shade in most any soilNative: central and southern Italy
Collected before 1861.