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DARMERA peltata (Umbrella Plant) 24-36". Limited.

DELPHINIUM (Perennial Larkspur). Can't resist these despite the need to stake the big hybrids. Bellamosum and chinensis 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: Agatha (clear pink), Desmond (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.

barbatus 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 choice.

deltoides 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.

gratianopolitanus (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

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(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 or

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.

   grandiflora (ambigua.) Cream tubular bells, brown spots       inside (like eggnog with nutmeg). 24-30".

   Grimes Dwarf. 1" pale yellow gloves, max. 24" tall. Long

bloomer, even in drought.

   lutea. Petite (1") creamy yellow bells, slender glossy       foliage. 36-42". May be a weed!

   x mertonensis. Crushed strawberry color, shiny leaves, truly

perennial;  otherwise similar to purpurea.

   purpurea. 3-4'. Color from mauvy lavender to white.

Selections: Alba, Apricot, Foxy, Pams Choice.

DISPORUM flavum (Fairy Bells). Woods flower reminiscent of Solomon's Seal, but with yellow flowers in Spring.

DODECATHEON meadia (Shooting Star) Charming Spring woods wildflower. Propagated stock.

DORONICUM orientale (Leopard's Bane). 24". Plentiful>Little Leo, is a 12 form.

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 (rupestre) has deep blue hooded flowers July-Aug. Sun. Z 4/5.