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TANACETUM coccineum (Painted Daisy), 24. Yellow-centered pink or rose-red daisies arise from ferny foliage in June. Robinsons Doubles are offered in 2003. Zones 3 8.

TELLIMA grandiflora (Fringecups). Heuchera-like native sports creamy bells in Spring. Shade and drought tolerant; a good form and texture contrast to ferns. Zones 3 8.

TEUCRIUM (Germander). The shiny evergreen foliage of chamaedrys (15) resembles boxwood and can be used similarly, as a small hedge. Rosy flowers are incidental. Canadense is similar, but prostrate. Hardy to Zone 3.

THALICTRUM (Meadow Rue). Family with columbine-like foliage, generally blue-gray, topped by plumes of tiny flowers.

Aquilegifolium Thundercloud, 36, lilac-rose flrs June. Z5.

Dipterocarpum, 4 ft. Lilac-pink flowers JulySept.

Ichangense. This 4-6 gem reminds some plant nuts of Epimedium. One inch wiry stems and delicate light pink flowers make it a joy all summer. Zone 5, at least.

Kiusianum, 4. For the rock garden, sun or part shade. Z3-7.

Rochebrunianum (Lavender Mist), 5-8 ft. Red-lavender flowers, especially good in damp part-shade. Love it! Z3-7.

THYMUS (Thyme). Large family of herbs. We particularly try to carry some which are ornamental as much as, or more than, culinary, including serphyllum lanuginosus (Woolly Thyme), s. Annie Hall, and praecox Highland Cream. Doretta Klaber forms a very tight mat. Reiters Red is minute, has cerise-crimson flowers. Herba-barona (Caraway Thyme) is 4 - 5, has the scent of caraway seeds. Take note of the mixed thyme groundcover surrounding Nick Warners bocce ball sculpture in our Crabapple Beda year-around source of pleasure to us. All hardy to Zone 4, many to 3.

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TIARELLA (Foamflower). 8-12". Maple shaped leaves and spikes of foamy white flowers during May. A woods wild- flower plentiful>Cordifolia spreads by runners. Wherryi is a non-running type. Running Tapestry is a cordifolia hybrid with deeply divided and patterned leaves, plenty of flowers. Zone 2. Ninja, Mint Chocolate, Tiger Stripes, and Iron Butterfly have striking, mostly dark, veins and blotches on the foliage. Heronswood Mist is marbled creamy white. Tiarellas are hardy to Zone 4.

TRADESCANTIA (Spiderwort). 18-24. This native pass-along plant has finally gotten the hybridizers attention, resulting in showier and better-mannered garden plants. All have the rather odd three-petaled flower, and grassy/strappy foliage. All are hardy, at least to Zone 4. Osprey has a large white flower with a fluffy blue center. We all agree this is neat. Other recent introductions are Concord Grape (deep purple, red-green leaves), Little Doll (dwarf at 12, with frosty light blue flowers) and Sweet Kate (15 dark blue-purple flowers, gold foliage).

First bloom is late Spring, early Summer. Cut the plants back to the ground after the flowers die, and you will get fresh foliage and rebloom in late Summer. Preferring some shade and moisture, spiderwort survives anyplace. It will be a nuisance if you let it seed around.

TRICYRTIS (Toad Lily). Never mind the namean ad writer did not choose it! This is one super late season plant. We grow hirta, a stoloniferous species that reaches 24". The purple spotted 1" flowers occur up and down the stem. They are weird: like little orchids, but not quite. Interplant them with a single-flowered pink Fall anemone. This part-sun flower blooms in September. H. Variegata has a white-edged leaf; Moonlight has striking gold foliage. H. Miyakawa is a September bloomer, white with purple spots. Formosana cultivars Amethystina and White Towers are long-blooming (June through August). We first tried dilitata, with pink flowers, last year. In truth, we havent yet met a Tricyrtis we dont like. Hirta hardy to Zone 3, others 5 or 4.

TRIFOLIUM repens Purpurascens (Black Four-Leaf Clover). 4-6 groundcover is chocolate-brown with light green edge. Striking in light shade or full sun.

TRILLIUM. It's hard for anyone who grew up with a Central New York woodlot to think of Trillium as endangered, but all of its species are on the New York State protected list. Too many woodlots are now suburban lawns! We've propagated these for several years and offer a few of the common white one (grandiflorum) and the local red (erectum) for sale each year. We also have limited quantities of nursery-propagated lutea.(yellow) and cuneatum (red bloom, marbled foliage, common name Toadshade).

TRITOMA. See Kniphofia.

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TROLLIUS (Globe Flower). 24". Buttercup cousin for moist shadecolors from orange through lemon yellow to cream make a cheerful>Chinensis Golden Queen, Lemon Queen and Commander in Chief are offered. Our particular favorite is the light yellow Cheddar. Earliest of All was new to us in 2002. Be warned, we probably wont have all of these at the same time. Zones 3-8.

TUNICA. See Petrorhagia.