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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml)

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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$11.99 Qt.

Centaurea cheiranthifolia     White Cornflower   Zone: 4-9      Full sunLight/dappled shade

Centaurea cheiranthifolia     White Cornflower

Rarely found in the trade, C. cheiranthifolia is a lovely clump forming cornflower blooming from late spring to early summer.  An excellent, undemanding plant for the sunny border and looks and plays well with others!  The seed heads are interesting in winter both for winter interest and as a great source of food for birds. AKA

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 20"   W:       B/M:   Cream to white/5-7

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Centaurea dealbata   Red Cornflower      Zone: 4-8      Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Centaurea dealbataBlooms INCESSANTLY w/ airy 3" dark pink blooms with lighter centers from June thru August if deadheaded. Blooms best if not allowed to dry out. A really GORGEOUS plant. A great cut flower. Don't plant where asters have grown to avoid 'Aster Yellow'. 

Soil: Well-drained         H: 30" W: 24"        B/M: Dark pink 6-8 

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$10.99 Qt.

Centaurea hypoleuca 'John Coutts'   Persian Cornflower, Knapweed          Sun       Zone:  3-9

Centaurea hypoleuca 'John Coutts'   Persian Cornflower, Knapweed

Large vibrant FRAGRANT shaggy deep rosy purple blooms on a select form of a species rarely seen in the trade.  Forms a bushy clump of grey-green divided foliage, felty beneath and blooms from early summer into Fall if deadheaded.  A rugged fellow, like most in the Genus and will live in some pretty awful spots as long as they're sunny.  In soil too rich, they get a little too happy, grow a little tall and may need staking.  Best to keep John "Lean and Mean"!

Soil:  Well-drained           H: 20-24"   W: 18-23"      B/M:  Deep Rosy Purple/6-8

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$9.99 Qt.

Centranthus ruber     Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Keys to Heaven      Zone: 4-8      Full sunLight/dappled shade

Centranthus ruberValuable for its very LONG BLOOM season. Protect from PM sun & they seem happy. Covered with pretty, fragrant crimson flowers during the summer. Herb with medical uses. Shear plants if they flop. No fertilizer needed. This plant just blooms & blooms & is EASY. This is always in our Top 10 Best Sellers because it's beautiful and just doesn't stop blooming!   Attracts butterflies especially Swallowtails and Painted Ladies. 

Soil: Any but poor, neutral/alkaline is best      H: 12-36" W: 18"      B/M: Salmon rose/ 5-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'  Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Keys to Heaven      Zone: 4-8      Full sunLight/dappled shade Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'  Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Keys to Heaven

The more red form of the species.  Not true red but a deep rosy red.  Like the species, extremely long blooming, nearly indestructible due to being a tuberous rooted plant, very drought tolerant once established and a super cut flower.  Attracts butterflies especially Swallowtails and Painted Ladies. 

Soil: Any but poor, neutral/alkaline is best      H: 12-36" W: 18"      B/M: Rosy red/ 5-10

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides      Plumbago or Leadwort         Zone: 6-9     Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Ceratostigma plumbaginoidesGroundcover with deep blue flowers. Red foliage in the Fall in sun or part shade. Good over-planting for bulbs. Prized for its beautiful azure blue flowers. Stabilizer for hot, dry slopes. Foliage is a mat of reddish green in the spring. Aggressive grower. Takes poorly drained soil.  

Soil: Any      H: 12-18" W: 12"      B/M: Azure blue 8-10 

 

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  Also see the 'Shrubby' Ceratostigmas on this Shrub Page  Ca-Ch  

 

Chasmanthium latifolium   Northern Sea Oats Grass is on the Grass Page

 

 

Cheiranthus 'Wenlock Beauty'  -  See Erysimum 'Wenlock Beauty' on the E Perennials page.

 

$9.99 Qt.

Chamaemelum nobile       Roman Chamomile        Zone:  4-9      Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chamaemelum nobile       Roman Chamomile A Tried and True evergreen plant from Europe that can produce a cup of tea, lighten your hair, make a ground cover, naturalize and give any garden the 'cottage garden' look.  White daisy like blooms around a yellow center from June through September.  Shakespeare'sHenry IV said "The Camomile; The more it is trodden on, the faster it grows."   AKA, Anthemis nobilis.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 3-6"   W: 6-12"         B/M:  White/6-9

$28.99 Qt.

Chelidonium hylomeconoides     Korean Woodland Poppy            Zone:   6-8        Light/dappled shadePart Shade

Chelidonium hylomeconoides     Korean Woodland PoppyA RARE delightful near ever-blooming woodland perennial from Korea is one of the best yellow flowering shade plants we know of. 3-5 one inch wide yellow blooms per stem, in a wheel-like arrangement, keep coming and coming - heavy in April-May then here and again through Fall. This hard working Energizer Bunny bloomer needs steady fertilizer to do it's job. Easiest way is time release pellets. We use Osmocote 14-14-14. Disease resistant. Naturalizes. This member Poppy family needs well-drained soil. Being optimistically studied by the medical community for its antibacterial control of MRSA and other drug resistant diseases.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 12"  W:        B/M:  Yellow/4-5+

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'        Pink Turtlehead     Zone: 3-8   Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'Hardy, late-blooming perennial that likes a moist, sunny spot or average soil in shade. The deep green foliage contrasts beautifully w/ the dark pink flowers. Pinch growth tips in spring for bushier growth, which in this select form will be bronze green. Hand divided, not tissue cultured.  Host Plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.

Soil: Moist     H: 24-38" W: 24"     B/M: Dark Pink 8-9

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$11.99 Qt.

Chelonopsis yagiharana  (C. moschata)   Japanese Turtlehead      Z:  5-9     Light/dappled shadePart Shade

Chelonopsis yagiharanaDespite the common name, Japanese Turtlehead is actually a Penstmon relative, not a cousin of our Turtlehead.  It's a fabulous, undemanding plant that's wonderful for the bloom color and the timing -- deep reddish mauve in late summer/early fall when that color is scarce in the garden.  The foliage clumps are neat and attractive all season.  And easy, slow spreading, undemanding plant.  AKA, C. moschata.  While some sources say C. moschata and C. yagiharana are one and the same, others, such as Cotsworld in UK, offer them as distinct species with this blooming a bit earlier - so we will also.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained       H:24"  W: Slowly indef.    B/M:  Deep reddish mauve/7-10

Japanese Native

$6.99 Qt.

Chionodoxa luciliae 'Violet Beauty'     Glory of the Snow         Zone:  3-8      Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chionodoxa luciliae 'Violet Beauty'     Glory of the SnowOne of the first signs of spring.  C. luciliaea 'Violet Beauty' was once listed under the species C. gigantea.  It has 4-5 star-shaped blooms per bulb with 6 petaled pink violet flowers above grass like foliage.  Naturalizes well by making baby bulbs attached to the mother bulb.

Soil: Well-drained soil    H: 5-6"  W: 4"     B/M: Pink Violet/3-4

$15.99 Qt.

Chloranthus serratus    Serrate-leaf Perennial Chloranthus   Zone: 6-9        Part Shade

Chloranthus serratus    Serrate-leaf Perennial ChloranthusA rarely offered low growing species from China - about 12" tall and reaching 36" in diameter after 7 years.  The stems are topped with 4 olive-green leaves and in late April through May, produce 2 fragrant, upright bottlebrush-like blooms of small pure white flowers.  The Japanese name for this plant means 'Two People' (the blooms).  Ah-h-h-h, how cute and so it the plant!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained  H:  12"  W:  36:     B/M:  White/4-5

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Fall Daisies - Chrysanthemum or Dendranthemas, Ajanias, Nipponanthecums, Leucanthemums

They're called, once again, Chrysanthemum BUT they're not the Fall Mum that you can find everywhere including the grocery store!  These are fabulous long lasting Perennials.  You may remember, they WERE originally called Chrysanthemums and then over a 3 year period, we were told by the folks in charge of Botanical nomenclature and classifications to change them to their new names.  Tag makers and sign makers and plant growers all gradually made the switch.   And then, about a year later after the official switch date, they changed the classification BACK to Chrysanthemums!  Argh-h-h-h-h-h!  We liked them under their previous names, Dendranthema, Ajania, etc.  People didn't confuse them with the inferior, not very perennial, Fall Mums.

Global Warming Mums - The next 5 hybrids, (hybrids of C. koreanum 'Sheffied' x c. 'Indicum') developed by Sinclair A Adam, Jr. (of famed 'River Series' Tiarellas) bloom later in the season, after other fall mums have stopped and are hardy enough to take a few frosts and continue flowering.  That means bees and other pollinators, still looking for food during a warmer fall can find it.  Oh, and also you can enjoy blooms longer!

$11.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum 'Purple Mist' PPAF     Global Warming Mums     Z: 4-9       Full sunLight/dappled shade

Chrysanthemum 'Purple Mist' PPAF     Global Warming MumsAn exquisite light purple (to our eye, lavender) with large flowers 3 1/2" in diameter with 14-16 flowers per stem and 30-32 stems per plant.  A calculator will tell you that's up to 512 big blooms on a well grown plant to dazzle folks in your late fall garden.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 22-24"   W: Slowly indefinite    B/M:    Lavender /Late Fall

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$11.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum 'Rustic Glow' PPAF     Global Warming Mums     Z: 4-9       Full sunLight/dappled shade

Chrysanthemum 'Rustic Glow' PPAF     Global Warming MumsA luscious honey peach bloom to 3 1/2" in diameter.  14-16 blooms per flowering stem.  Like all of the above, just loaded with blooms for you and the bees and other hungry pollinators late in the fall.  This is a lovely color in a Fall bouquets.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 18-20"   W: Slowly indefinite       B/M:    Honey peach /Late Fall

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum nipponicum  - (Nipponanthemum nipponicum)    Montauk Daisy   Zone: 5-9  Full sun

Chrysanthemum nipponicumSingle white 2-3" daisies with yellow centers appear in September-November. Rounded shrub-like growth with thick, glossy, dark green, spear-shaped leaves; handsome even when not in bloom. A tough plant that grows easily in average, well-drained soil. Cut back almost to ground in spring.  Takes seaside conditions.

Soil:  Well-drained  H: 24-30"  W: 24"   B/M:  White/ 9-11

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$9.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum pacificum   (Ajania pacifica)    Japanese Chrysanthemum   Zone: (5)6-9    Full sunLight/dappled shade

Chrysanthemum pacificumBrought from Japan by the National Arboretum, this is truly a PLANT WORTH WAITING for. The leaves have stunning white edges, grow in dense 4" rosettes. Splendid as a specimen or weed-inhibiting groundcover. Vigorous. One of the LAST PLANTS TO BLOOM in our garden. No winter wet soil please.  Introduced by the National Arboretum.

Soil: Well-drained, poor      H: 12" W: 36"       B/M: Yellow/10-11

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$9.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum x 'Bolero'  (Dendranthema)   Hardy Garden Mum         Zone: 5-9  

Chrysanthemum x 'Bolero'Peachy or Apricot gold colored blooms with yellow centers smother the foliage of this 'Dendranthema'.   Its petals are exceptionally long, resulting in huge 3 1/2 inch wide blooms on plants that are easy to grow in a wide range of conditions including dry soil.   A profuse bloomer with broad mounding habit.

Soil: Well-drained     H:18-24"  W: 18-24"     B/M: Golden Apricot/Fall

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Chrysanthemum parthenium 'Aureum'    See Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' on the T Page

 
  The next group, from a nomenclature standpoint, is still a mess!  We see them listed  as Chrysanthemum rubellum, Chrysanthemum X rubellum and Chrysanthemum koreana.  And that's on the top of the confusion of being switched from Chrysanthemums about 7 years ago to Dendranthemas about 4 years ago and now back to Chrysanthemums.  When the dust settles, if it ever does, we'll go with the last and final change ever.  (Until the next one!)   Sigh... Key to symbols  

$9.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Clara Curtis'   (Dendranthema 'Clara Curtis' )   Fall Daisy    Z: 5-9    Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Clara Curtis'Hundreds of single, daisy-like flowers, 3" across, are produced July-Fall. Mounds of solid pink make a nice groundcover. Disease resistant, very WINTER HARDY. Tolerates more shade than Fall Chrysanthemums. Doesn't need dividing.

Soil: Well-drained      H: 18-24" W: 18"       B/M: Pink/10-11 

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Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Mary Stoker'    (Dendranthema 'Mary Stoker')     Z: 5-9    Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Mary Stoker'Soft straw or apricot yellow flowers eventually turn gold in September/October.  This color is wonderful for the Fall garden.  It also blooms earlier than other Korean mums which can be nice.  It's an heirloom plant from Russia, loved in Europe but not well-know here (yet!)

Soil:  Well-drained    H:24-30"  W:16"        B/M:  Straw Yellow/10-11

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  Chrysanthemum 'Venus' comes to the trade via seed and plants can vary a lot.  Our plants are done from cuttings so they're identical to each other.  However, we've selected two forms of seed grown 'Venus' that are distinctly different. The pink form, next, is the more correct form -- pink buds open to pale pink flowers.  But we also have a white form that has a completely different look when you can't use a pale pink Chrysanthemum -- Venus 'White Form'.  

$9.99 Qt.

Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Venus'      (Dendranthema 'Venus')  Fall Daisy      Z: 5-9       Full sunLight/dappled shadePart Shade

Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Venus'  (Pink Form)The treasured 'Venus' Daisy. Soft, profuse mounds of eye-catching pale-pink to white Daisies appear in late fall on this wonderful perennial . Vigorous & fragrant foliage. A welcome addition to the garden summer through frost. 'Venus' looks beautiful in front of Aster 'Jin Dai' & weaves gracefully with its close neighbors. Cut back by 1/3 in July.  'Venus', a seed grown strain is variable, white fading to pink or just light pink.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 24-36" W: 24-36"         B/M: White to Light pink/ 10-11 

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Chrysanthemum X rubellum 'Will's Wonderful'     Dendranthema   Fall Daisy    Z: 5-9    Full sunLight/dappled shade

Chrysanthemum X rubellum 'Will's Wonderful'Well what a wild ride 'Will' took to get to us.  Former Martha Stewart Living writer, then editor Margaret Roach (now gardening author awaytogarden.com and when famed Seneca Hills Nursery quit carrying it, she started looking for a source to continue supplying it and contacted us,  Ellen Hornig owner of Seneca Hills was kind enough to share some and according to Margaret, 'Will' now has a new home here!

What's the fuss about?  Well he IS wonderful.  Not just another ho-hum Fall Mum, he's a star-of-the-garden Fall Mum and rather than try to write about a plant that a REAL writer has already described, let's just say:  Take it away Margaret  "finally, my favorite mumís back on the market"

Soil:  Moist but well-drained         H:    W:         B/M:  Red opening to vivid pink/10-11

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Shasta Daisies - Chrysanthemum superbum  = Leucantheum x superbum

After repeated name changes it seems that they're properly classified as

Luecanthemum x superbum and can be found on the 'L' page

 

 

All plants in the genus Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea and can be found on the Ac-Ag Page.

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Cimicifuga japonica  now Actaea japonica   Japanese Bugbane  

Cimicifuga racemosa  now Actaea racemosa  Black Cohosh 

Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea'  now Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea'  Purple Bugbane 

Cimicifuga simplex 'Brunette'    now Actaea simplex 'Brunette'   Brunette Bugbane

Cimicifuga simplex 'White Pearl'  now Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl'   White Pearl Bugbane   

 

 

 

 

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