(Umbrella Plant) 24-36". Limited.
DELPHINIUM (Perennial Larkspur). Can't resist these despite
the need to stake the big hybrids. Bellamosum
cultivars have more delicate flowers and hold up better. We
have the classics from the Round
Table strain, too.
DIANTHUS (Pinks). For best results, grow this large tribe
in full sun in a good garden soil. Ample moisture in summer,
plus deadheading will encourage rebloom. Our stock varies
from year to year. Zone 5, at least.
Generally bluish foliage, heights from 6" to 15"
on the allwoodii
type hybrids. We try to have a good assortment, these or similar:
(bold red double), Helen
(salmon semi-double), Horatio
(semi-double pink with maroon centers). Frosty
Fire, only 6, gives bright rosy red flowers all summer
near the base of our rock garden.
is the species of the beloved Sweet
William. It seeds so heavily that it kills itself, thus
the belief that it is biennial. You can preserve the plants
you have by deadheading, or see what the bees create: your
6-8". Tiny, mat forming, for rock gardens or front of
the border. Species is shocking pink; Arctic
Fire is a frilly white with red eye; Brilliant,
bright red. Telstar
Picotees 1" flower is red with a white edge, while
Zing Rose is bright
rose. Both these larger plants have green foliage, bloom most
of the summer with a little help from the hose.
(Clove Pink) Bath's
Pink is a single pink on 8" blue-green stems; characteristic
clove scent. Tiny Rubies
(4" - double red flowers) belongs to this group also.
DICENTRA (Bleeding Heart). This family prefers some shade,
but will tolerate sun if soil is not too dry. Eximia
Phoenix Flower Farm
(native) and formosa
are similar, both having foliage more glaucous and more finely
cut than spectabilis,
growing about 12 tall. These tend to be continuous
bloomers, but also a little more temperamental than spectabilis.
Luxuriant is a
good pink; Aurora
is white. Cucullaria
(Dutchman's Britches) is a tiny, summer-dormant woodland native.
Ours are from nursery-propagated stock. Spectabilis
(pink) and s.
alba (white) is the Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart everyone
loves. We have super plants! To Zone 4, probably 3.
DICTAMNUS (Gas Plant). Stunning 30" plant has white
pink spikes above glossy green foliage in June. Slow growing
but long lived. May cause a rash on bare skin. Plant it where
you want it to stay! Hardy to Zone 3.
DIGITALIS (Foxglove). Common foxglove (purpurea)
is biennial and must be allowed to self-sow or it will disappear.
Other species are truly perennial. Besides these listed, we
have numerous obscure species on display. Ask us. Zone 4.
Cream tubular bells, brown spots inside
(like eggnog with nutmeg). 24-30".
Dwarf. 1" pale yellow gloves, max. 24" tall.
bloomer, even in drought.
Petite (1") creamy yellow bells, slender glossy foliage.
36-42". May be a weed!
strawberry color, shiny leaves, truly
similar to purpurea.
3-4'. Color from mauvy lavender to white.
(Fairy Bells). Woods flower reminiscent of Solomon's Seal,
but with yellow flowers in Spring.
(Shooting Star) Charming Spring woods wildflower. Propagated
(Leopard's Bane). 24". Plentiful>Little Leo, is a
DRABA. A family of excellent groundcovers for rock gardens
and sunny borders. Siberica
is prostrate, with yellow flowers in Spring. WE LOVE THEM
ALL! Try any available.
DRACOCEPHALUM (Dragon Head). 12 Grandiflorum
deep blue hooded flowers July-Aug. Sun. Z 4/5.