GAILLARDIA (Blanket Flower). 12" Plentiful>
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Likes very dry conditions. Forms a loose mound and will bloom
all summer if deadheaded occasionally, withstands drought. Standard
varieties Goblin and
is a new 8 hybrid. Burgundy
has all-maroon flowers. To Z3.
Hybrids of felix-femina
pictum or both have been appearing at a startling
rate recently. Most involve red or black stems and or
pronounced silver overlay on the leaves. Branford
in Red, and Ghost
are some we have found interesting.
[was Asperula]. (Sweet Woodruff). Whorls of scented, fresh
green leaves 6-10" tall make an excellent ground cover
in partial shade. Starry white flowers appear in May, at the
same time as Solomon's Seal--a smashing combination. Zones
36". Sun. Many white flowers atop wiry pink-to-red stems.
Downy green foliage. Similar effect to a small shrub. Long
blooming. Zone 5 or warmer. Also:
Crimson Butterflies. Dont miss this 18 dwarfred
leaves, short red stems, hot pink flowers.
Red stems, petioles and buds. Flowers are rose
pink, continue all season on 24" plants.
So White is a
new selection of the species.
Colorado Gold. 3". This is a hardy cousin to the
African bedding plant. 3" shiny yellow flowers, glossy
green foliage. Demands good drainage. Zone 4.
GENTIANA (Gentian). We're learning that the difficult reputation
of this wildflower family is somewhat overstated. You can
enjoy the rich blue flowers if you have a patch of moist shade.
(Willow Gentian). 24" arching stems bear dangling
rows of flowers late summer, fall. Z5 or warmer.
(Cross Gentian). 8-16.
Dark blue flowers
midsummer on. Zone 3.
10". August flowering; needs acid soil. Z3.
Blauer Herold. 15". Large flowers. Z3.
(Soapwort gentian). 15 Super closed gentian
begins blooming in late September, lasts til November.
var. lagodechiana. Easily grown Fall bloomer for
rock and wild gardens (from Asia Minor). Z3.
GERANIUM (Cranesbill). Geraniums are the great fillers of
the perennial border, and some are beautiful>
Alaska. A new
variety from an Alaskan Australian cross.
Flowers similar to pratense.
Spring-Summer 18-24. Z3.
a 20 true blue with a white eye. June-July
bloom is followed by some repeat bloom. Considered an
improved substitute for on Johnsons Blue. Z4.
x Biokovo. 6".
Pinkish white; a grower. Z3.
Wargrave Pink 18". Standard mid-border variety.
30". 2" purple flowers in May, nice
Fall foliage color. A handsome plant in light shade.
Claridge Druse 18-24". Dark pink, long bloom.
(Mourning Widow). Nodding maroon flowers. Z4.
foliage a plus. Z4.
Violet-blue flowers, good foliage ;a clumper. Z5.
To 3'. This is a traffic-stopper. 1-1/2" magenta
have black "eyes". Supply uncertain. Z5.
12" The loveliest sage green, textured foliage we have
seen; white flowers with purple veins are a plus. Z3.
Blue flowers, same great foliage plant.
new hybrid has large deep blue flowers
June-Oct. on a 20 x 24 plant. Foliage changes to brown-
ish red for good Fall display. PP#12175.
12". Wine flowers on low mounds. Z3.
John Elsley. 10-12". Carmine with darker veins.
Purple. Long blooming cultivar with intense
color. Reddish purple flowers on 24" clumps.
6". Pink with darker veins on nicely
mounded foliage, which colors well in fall. Reblooms
if sheared. If we had to choose just one. . .
Blue blooms late (midsummer) and long!
GEUM. A small flower with lots of color power--and nice basal
foliage. Hardy to Z. 3. Borisii
is a bright orange single on 12" stems. Hybrids
of borisii, and
the older reds and yellows, are in the works, in a range of
colors. We display a couple. Triflorum
is a Great Plains wildflower.
(Indian Physic, Bowman's Root). 2-3 ft.
Upright shrubby herb with reddish stems, delicate white-to-pale
pink blooms beginning in May. You've admired it in our White
Garden. Sun, to Zone 4.
(Downy Rattlesnake Plantain). This choice native orchid has
small white flowers but its main feature is stunning leathery
green basal leaves with white netting . 6-16 woolly stem.
Zone 3. Rarely offered.
Variegata is a
blue-flowered member of the aster tribe, with showy variegated
leaves. Zone 3.
GYPSOPHILA (Baby's Breath). Full sun plant. Most Zone 3.
8" Himalayan mat former; large purple- veined
white flowers in late Spring. Z5.
nana Compacta. Short, pink flowers.
Bristol>. 3-4 ft. Double white. Good cuts.
Plena. 12-18" A compact Bristol>.
Dwarf . 15" Double, pale pink flowers.
petraea (Alpine Babys Breath). White flowers in dense
rounded heads on unbranched stems to 8 in June-July.
Gray-green cushion. Marginal in Zone 5.