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  • Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Ephemeral Z 4-8

    Sometimes mottled, hosta-like leaves support a lemon-scented, three-petaled yellow blossom in April-May

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    Sometimes mottled, hosta-like leaves support a lemon-scented, three-petaled yellow blossom in April-May

    Size: 15” x 8”
    Care: Shade to part shade in moist, well-drained soil
    Native: Southeastern US
    Wildlife Value: Attracts bees
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Great Plant Pick, recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    First published description by Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753-1815) American botanist Lutheran minister and college president.

  • Trollius europaeus Globe flower Z 5-8

    Ball-shaped deep golden buds opening to nearly orange cups with prominent stamens from May to June & sporadically in September  

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    Ball-shaped deep golden buds opening to nearly orange cups with prominent stamens from May to June & sporadically in September

     

    Size: 18-24”x 24”
    Care: Full sun to part shade in moist to wet soil
    Native: Northern Europe

    Trollius is derived from the old Swiss-German word trol meaning “something round,” referring to the shape of the flower. Swedish used the fragrant drying flower petals for a strewing herb. Introduced to European gardens by the 1500’s and cultivated in America in the 1700’s. Grown in the Eichstätt Garden, the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria, c. 1600.

    Grown by Jefferson.

  • Tulipa linifolia Flax-leaf tulip Z 3-8

    Striking scarlet species tulip

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    Striking scarlet species tulip with target black centers, flowering in mid to late spring.  Unlike today’s hybrids these come back year after year and multiply if happy.

    We do not ordinarily sell tulips but we’re lucky to have a slew of them and we’re offering some to you.  Order in multiples of 10.  Very low price of only .45 cents each or 4.50 for 10.  We cannot change the shipping automatically added by our website but we will NOT charge that – shipping for Tulips reduced to 20% of your Tulip order.  We will send a confirmation with this reduction.

    This offer is good while supplies last or until October 31, 2017 – whichever comes first.

    Size: 6" x 4"
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Uzbekistan, northern Iran and Afghanistan.

    1st described in 1884 by German botanist Eduard August von Regel.

  • Tunica saxifraga syn. Petrorhagia saxifraga Tunic flower Z 4-8

    pixie, palest of pink blossoms

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    Free blooming pixie, palest of pink blossoms from June through October on wiry stems form a 4″ tall mound. Perfect for rock gardens, front of borders or groundcover.

    Size: 4" x 8"
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Pyrenees and Alps

    Tunica is Latin meaning “tunic” or “coat” referring to overlapping bracts beneath the flower.  Near the turn of the century William Robinson described the Tunic flower as having ” elegant little rosy flowers … a neat plant for the rock garden and fringes of borders and thrives like a weed between the stones in a rough stone wall.”  “Suggestive of a miniature gypsophila.”  H.H. Thomas, 1915.  Cultivated in the U.S. since the 1800’s.