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  • Symphyandra pendula Bellflower Z 5-8

    Panicles of creamy white bell-shaped flowers dangle over heart-shaped foliage March-June  

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    Panicles of creamy white bell-shaped flowers dangle over heart-shaped foliage March-June

    Size: 20” x 12”
    Care: Full to part sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, butterflies and birds

    Collected before 1830

  • Syringa vulgaris Lilac, French lilac Z. 4-8 SHRUB/SMALL TREE

    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring

    $16.95/ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE @ NURSERY

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    Single or double, very fragrant lilac panicles in late spring

    Can not ship to: Maryland

    Size: 20’ x 15’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: SE Europe, Caucasus to Afghanistan

    Introduced to European from its native Turkey by Viennese ambassador De Busbecq (1522-1592).  Grown  in Jefferson’s garden at Monticello and Washington’s Mount Vernon.  By 1850 “found in almost every (American) garden.”  Breck (1851)  ‘Alba’ listed in Tradescant the Elder’s 1634 list as “Lilac Matthioli.” Elias Ashmole’s manuscript, “trees found in Mrs. Tradescants ground when it came into my possession (1662) as ‘Syringa alba.’ ”  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Talinum calycinum syn. Phemeranthus calycanthus Rock rose, Fameflower Z 6-9

    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

    $2.75/2" pot

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    Bright mauve flowers dance on wiry stems in afternoons all summer, closing at night. Leaves are succulent.

    Size: 8-12” x 4”
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil
    Native: western Plains states

    Collected by Dr. Frederick Wislizenus, German immigrant and medical partner of George Engelmann, on an exploring trip of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico in 1846.

  • Talinum paniculatum ‘Limon’ Jewels of Opar ANNUAL Succulent sub-shrub Z 9-11

    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

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    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

    Size: 18-24” x 18-24”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Southern US, much of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees

    Leaves are edible as a salad green; seeds compared with flax seeds in nutritional value. According to homeopathy this used to treat headaches, aphrodisiacs, pneumonia, diarrhea, excess urine, irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge, impotence, ulcers and low appetite.

    Collected before 1791