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

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

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$10.99 Qt.

Galanthus elwesii    Giant Snowdrop     Zone: 4-7     

Galanthus elwesii    Giant SnowdropFrom Balkans and western Turkey, with larger flowers, larger leaves and size than similar species, it's called appropriately, Giant Snowdrop.  Blooms in February and March, often poking through snow.  2-3 narrow leaves to 4" long appear along with a 6-10" leafless flower stalk with a lone, nodding white bell-shaped bloom to 2" long.  Each bloom has green marks at the apex and base.  The 4" long leaves at bloom time continue to elongate after blooming.  Prefers colder weather. Short lived if grown south of zone 7.

Soil: Most any      H: 6-12"   W:      B/M:  White/2-3

$9.99 Qt.

 

Galanthus nivalis     Snowdrops     Zone:   3-7    

Galanthus nivalis     SnowdropsSnowdrops are a backbone bulbs for the late winter/early spring garden. Definitely must haves! With just a few to start that will eventually naturalize into magnificent drifts. Delightful among Hellebores.G. nivalis, native to Europe is the most well-known of the 20 species so appropriate that it's name 'nivalis' means snow. Tolerates growing under Black Walnut trees and in clay.

Soil: Most any      H: 6-9"   W: 3-6"       B/M:  White/2-3

$11.99 Qt.

Galax aphylla (urceolata)    Wandflower, Beetleweed     Zone: 5-8     

Galax aphylla (urceolata)    WandflowerA beautiful foliage plant for cool moist conditions, the rounded heart-shaped leaves are of a leathery texture on fine wire like stems. Evergreen leaves are flushed with reddish tints. Leaf size varies directly with moisture. Due to double chromosomes some plants are half again as big as the ones with single chromosomes. Needs ACID soil.  

Soil: Ave. to moist; Acid    H: 6-18" W:    Indef. B/M: White 5-6+8-10    

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$9.99 Qt.

Galtonia candicans    Summer Hyacinth    Zone:  6-8   

Galtonia candicansPendulous, brilliant white flowers on 24"-48" stems every Summer. Native to the Cape Province of South Africa, it grows well in average garden soil and appreciates good drainage and full sun. You may find self-sown seedlings in the bed where it resides.   Stunning in mass.  Atypical Roots

Soil:  Well-drained   H: 24-48" IB  W: 8"    B/M: White/7-9

 

$13.99 Qt.

 

Gaura lindheimeri 'Harrosy' PP22290  ROSY JANETM  Whirling Butterflies  Z: 5-9    

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane' PP22290     Whirling ButterfliesPure white 4-petaled blooms with dark pink edge on long, flexible stems through the entire summer.  Doesn't mind humidity, very tolerant of heat and once established, somewhat drought tolerant.  Nice open vase-shaped habit.  Does need well-drained soil.  This bloom is unique in the Genus. Quite the stunner! Beautiful green foliage with burgundy highlights.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 12-14"   W:      B/M: White with pink/5 through Frost

 

$9.99 Qt.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'     Whirling Butterflies, White Gaura         Zone: 5-9  

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' The largest of the white cultivars and a big lovely plant it is.  Can reach 6' in height but generally stays around 4' with a few extra tall wands.  Close to everblooming.  Usually starts to bloom a week or two earlier than the others as well.  The white flowers often have a blush of pink and come from pink buds.  Taprooted so don't move after it's established.  Prune hard at winter's end to keep it tight and compact instead of leggy.  This is very 'Perennial' and has been in our gardens basically uncared for for years!

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 30-48(72") W: 48-72"      B/M: White/5 thru Frost

$13.99 Qt.

New 2017

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes' PPAF  (ROCKY DIAMOND®) Japanese Gentian cool areas

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes' PPAF  Rocky Diamond Japanese Gentian A new introduction from the trade in a Gentian species seldom encountered - the Japanese Gentian which blooms from April through Frost according to Suttons of the UK and in a color combo never seen!  From the Rocky Diamond series which is bit of a mystery since most all descriptions are in a foreign language! Suttons says it originated in the Alps so should be very hardy.

Soil: Well drained, fertile, acid        H: 12-16"  W: 8-12"        B/M:  Purple and white/5-10

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Hardy Geraniums  or Cranesbills

As you'll soon see, we're just nuts about Hardy Geraniums (which have nothing to do with 'Annual Geraniums' or Pelargonums.)  They're, by in large, tough dependable and beautiful.  Some make superb weed-suppressing ground covers.  With some choosing, you can have geraniums blooming almost non-stop the whole season.  If you don't have Geraniums in your garden, you're missing out on one of the best Perennials available.  We are indebted to Trevor Bath and Joy Jones who wrote the Timber Press book The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hardy Geraniums.   A lot of our information comes from this excellent book.   

Deer Resistant  All Geraniums are somewhat deer resistant - better than any old perennial -- BUT if you have a high population of deer, stick with the scented one -- G. macrorrhizum and G. x cantabrigiense, also others as marked below.  If the leaf has scent, deer generally leave plants alone.

$13.99 Qt.

New 2017

Geranium 'Blue Sunrise' ('Blogold')        Hardy Cranesbill        Zone: (3)4-9  

Geranium 'Blue Sunrise' ('Blogold')        Hardy CranesbillA very hard, long-blooming hybrid Geranium that's a major improvement over older types.  It makes a spectacle of itself forming a low, sprawling mound of deeply cut leaves which start out in spring as amber, then chartreuse and finally green.  Deep violet-blue, clearly veined clusters of cup-shaped flowers appear in early summer and go on for months particularly in cool-summer areas.  If summer takes it's toll on them, just shear back to 4" and they'll obligingly start the show all over.  Stunning in masses, near the edge of the border or spilling out of containers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained  Neutral or Alkaline     H: 12-16"  W: 18-23"       B/M: Violet blue/6-9

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$10.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Brookside'       Brookside Cranesbill     Zone: (3)4-9  

Geranium 'Brookside'Rich sapphire blue flowers are produced in late spring on the 2' wide clumper, thanks to the parentage of G. pratense. The color really glows when set next to golden foliaged plants. If you have killed G. 'Johnson's Blue', try this one... much easier to please, the form is quite similar, but not floppy. The foliage is deeply serrated like lace doilies. The BEST BLUE. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained   H: 24-30" W: 24"       B/M: Blue 6-7+ 

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$10.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Dilys'    Dilys Cranesbill    Zone: 4-8  

Geranium 'Dilys'Dilys forms mounds up to 10 inches tall and 3-4 feet wide! The flowers are a soft purple with deep veins and last from July until October. Its growth habit is such that it weaves in & around other plants or rocks. Good ground cover or for hanging baskets or over walls.  Destined for great popularity!  We are just crazy about Dilys.  It never stopped blooming on the bench the entire summer.

Soil: Well drained      H:10"  W: 36-48"      B/M: Soft purple 7-10 

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Geranium macrorrhizum - Groundcover Hardy Geraniums

The mountainous areas of southern Europe was the original home of G. macrorrhizums.  It's one of the best ground cover plants, spreading by fleshy underground rhizome making dense mate 12-18" across.  The broadly lobed, rounded leaves are aromatic, fussy and a bit sticky (but not unpleasantly so).  They take sun and yet tolerate dry shade well.  They smell like Christmas to me!  In the dead heat of summer, when it's 100 degrees, I can pluck a leaf of a G. macrorrhizum, smell it and I just feel cooler somehow!  I supposed, to be precise, it smells a bit like a Cedar tree.  Fairly evergreen in winter, at least here in zone 7 and with red tinted leaves.  One online source suggests that they will grow in Zone 9 and 10 on the West Coast (but not the East).

Now, for the confusion.  These are just totally mixed up in the trade.  If you search Google Image for Ingwersen's Variety, you will see every color from pale lilac pink (which is correct) to hot pink which is incorrect.  

If you search for G. Spessart, you will find almost white (which is correct) to pink (which is incorrect). 

Our basis for correctness on color is from the Timber Press book Hardy Geraniums by Trevor Bath & Joy Jones.

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'     Dark Pink Groundcover Cranesbill      Zone: 3-8      

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'A stupendous geranium, suitable for use as a groundcover or specimen. Takes very well-drained conditions from Sun (w/ average moisture) to Dry Shade -- like under a maple. Great scent. Czakor is an improved 'Bevan's Variety' -- deep magenta pink flowers w/ contrasting red sepals - the darkest in the species. Rhizomatous. Fragrant foliage. 

Soil: Any well-drained        H: 12" ( 20" IB)  W: 24" +       B/M: Magenta 5-6 

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'   Groundcover Cranesbill    Zone: 3-8     

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'Blooms May-June & sporadically thereafter. Apple scented, light green, glossy leaves turn bronze & scarlet in autumn. Drought tolerant when established. Semi-evergreen. Rhizomatous, quick spreader. Great Ground Cover plant. Found by Walter Ingwersen on Mt. Kopriunik in Yugoslavia in 1929. AKA, Geranium 'Walter Ingwersen'

Soil: Any well-drained        H: 12" ( 20" IB)  W: 24" +     B/M: Soft pink 5-6 + 

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'      White Groundcover Cranesbill      Zone: 3-8     

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'Compact, carpeting, useful as weed-suppressing ground cover. Apple scented leaves turn bronze & scarlet in autumn. Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant when established. Rhizomatous, quick spreader. THIS IS THE TRUE PLANT w/ a *white bloom (not pink) & pink sepals from Dr. Hans Simon. 

Soil: Any well-drained        H: 12" ( 20" IB)  W: 24" +     B/M: White*/ 5-6 + 

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium maculatum    American Cranesbill      Zone: 4-8     

Geranium maculatum    American CranesbillA sweet Eastern woodland native that perks up a shady area in early spring.  Upward, saucer shaped 1 to 1 1/2" rosy-lilac flowers in spring for 6-7 weeks!  Needs adequate moisture or will yellow and/or go Summer Dormant.  Deeply cut, palmately 5-lobed, dark green leaves (to 6" across). Blooms give way to distinctive, beaked seed capsules which give rise to the common name of crane's bill.

Soil: Ave. to moist well-drained, ACID    H: 6-8"(18-24" IB)   W:12-18"     B/M: Rosy lilac/ 5-6       

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'     American Cranesbill, Espresso      Zone: 4-8     

Geranium maculatum 'EspressoA bronze foliaged form of our Native Geranium. We originally acquired a plug tray of it at the PPA meeting this in 2002 where new perennials are introduced then auctioned as a fundraiser. So we were one of the first to introduce this beauty to the trade.

Soil: Ave. to moist well-drained, ACID      H: 6-8"(18-24" IB)    W: 12-18"      B/M: Rosy lilac/ 5-6   

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Deer Resistant

Geranium phaeum   Mourning Widow

This native of the mountains of Europe was voted the most popular Geranium in 1991 by the members of the Hardy Plant Society's Hardy Geranium Group because of its ability to grow in deep, dry shade -- as in under evergreens!  It's common name, Mourning Widow, refers to it's unusually dark, somber nodding bloom.  AKA Dusky Cranesbill.  This is a strong-growing plant reaching up to 30" and making generous clumps of shallowly divided foliage, heavily toothed with 7-9 lobes.  The rather flat flowers are a dark maroon, almost black with a tiny point at the tip of each petal and also, with a small white area in the center.  

They are a little bit too happy in California and not allowed to be shipped there per that state's Ag Laws.

$10.99 Qt.

Shipping to CA not allowed.

Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'  (Not Samobar)   Mourning Widow      Zone: 3-8       

Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'  (Not Samobar)   Mourning WidowSamobor has typical G. phaeum flowers, but the large leaves are arrestingly zoned with dark brown. Stunning with gold hostas. Wonderful for foliage effect. Prefers moist soil but tolerates deep, dry shade. Planted in isolation, reseeds reasonably true. Cut back after flowering for renewed, beautiful foliage. Easy to grow selections from Croatia. Self seeds true (with the dark leaf zone) if no other G. phaeums are around.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained      H: 25-30" W: 18-20"      B/M: Dark maroon/ 5-6 

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Deer Resistant

CA

$11.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Red Admiral'         Cranesbill         Zone: 5-8   

Geranium x 'Red Admiral'         Cranesbill This Cyril Foster hybrid of debatable heritage, G. psilostemon plus a stranger in the night, has large magenta flowers with black veins that converge into a dark center eye and flowers with enthusiasm in summer and fall.  Lots of flowers are described as magenta (red pink) BUT this color is really unbelievable - so vivid that in photos or real life, it seems to be so vivid as to not quite real.  The black lines and center are finer that in other G. psilostemon hybrids so you get more of the high powered magenta. Very vigorous with deeply cut green foliage that turns red in the fall.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained        H: 24"  W:      B/M:  Red pink/6-9

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium pratense     Meadow Cranesbill     Zone: 4-8    

Geranium pratense     Meadow CranesbillOne of the larger geraniums, w/ 4-6" wide, shiny-green, serrated leaves. Because of the plant's height, it often needs support to remain upright -- plant w/ leggy azaleas, etc. Self seeds but if you don't want babies, shear when the flowers are past their best. Dense clump-forming habit. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"  W:      B/M:  Violet-blue?4-5 

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Deer Resistant

 

$15.99 Qt.

Geranium pratense 'Laura'     Sterile, DOUBLE Meadow Cranesbill     Zone: 4-8    

Geranium pratense 'Laura'     Meadow Cranesbill From June on, 'Laura' is smothered with DOUBLE white blooms on downy stems.  The cut leaves create a mound of fresh green foliage that's delightful in the border or cottage garden.  This sterile clone, like all sterile plants, is determined to set seed and when it doesn't, just keeps trying by producing more and more blooms.  And, no self-seeding like her fertile relatives.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:24"    W: 24"      B/M:    Double White/4-5 

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Deer Resistant

$18.99 Qt.

Geranium pratense 'Midnight Ghost'        Meadow Cranesbill          Zone: 4-8     

Geranium pratense 'Midnight Ghost'        Meadow Cranesbill'Midnight Ghost' is a vigorous grower with white blooms occasionally tinged with pale pink - stunning against the really dark plum purple, almost brown leaves. This is a seed counterpart to 'Midnight Reiter', developed from 'Pale Reiter' that has near White Flowers. The deep dark foliage with the amazing white bloom is a stunning contrast.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:5-6"  W: 6-12"     B/M:  White/4-5

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geranium pratense (Striatum) 'Splish Splash'   Meadow Cranesbill     Zone: 4-8    

Geranium pratense (Striatum) 'Splish Splash'Astounding white blooms splished and splashed with dark purple-blue over mounding green foliage.  A vigorous selection.  Comes true from seed most of the time.  4-6" wide shiny-green, serrated leaves on one of the larger Geraniums.  Dense clumping habit.  Easy care and low maintenance once established.  Takes more shade than most.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"  W:      B/M: Dark purple-blue AND white/ 6-8 

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium renardii 'Philippe Vapelle'    Cranesbill        Zone: 4-7(8)    

Geranium renardii 'Phillippe Vapelle'    Cranesbill This Cranesbill has purplish blue flowers with dark veins in striking harmony with it's appealing, rough textured, gray-green foliage. The foliage is quite different than most Hardy Geraniums and quite lovely. Must have well-drained soil.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 10-12" W:  10-12"     B/M: Purplish blue/ 6-7 

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$11.99 Qt.

Geranium ruprechtii      Russian Cranesbill      Zone: 6-8    

Geranium ruprechtiiA Perennial Cranesbill to 18 in. high with much divided basal leaves; small sprays of comparatively large, luminous dark violet-blue (like denim) flowers with dark violet (almost black) stamens.  A RARE species from Russia and the Caucasus where it grows in meadows.  Similar to G. pratense but not so tall.  Hardy to at least -10 degrees.

Soil:  Well-drained       H: 18"  W: 18"     B/M: Violet-blue/6-7

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$12.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175  G. Rosanne (but inc.)  Hardy Cranesbill    Zone: *(3)4-8   

Geranium 'Rozanne'Possibly the most in demand Geranium in the trade and with good reason!  It's the Geranium of the Millennium according to the President of Blooms of Bressingham, Adrian Bloom! Has large single violet-blue flowers with white centers, appearing from June until the first frosts. A combination of a long flowering period and vigor makes it a winner even if the blooms weren't riveting.  Huge 2 1/2" blooms. G. wallichianum 'Buxtons Variety' and G. himalayense hybrid.  *Dr. Leonard Perry suggest Zone 3-4 on the cold end and we defer to his expert opinion.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 18-20"  W: 18-24"      B/M:   Violet-blue/ May thru Fall! 

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$9.99 Qt.

Geranium sanguineum   Bloody Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineumCultivars come and cultivars go.  The same with color.  One years white's in and the next year not but honestly, sometimes it's just hard to beat the species!    Especially this one!  Plus it's a specific size that might be just the size you need!  Not dwarf, not huge but maybe just right!

Soil: Well-drained    H: 8-12"  W: 15"       B/M: Rose/Spring

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Deer Resistant

 

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium sanguineum 'Album'    Bloody Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineum 'Album'We had it for years.  It's easy, dependable, then we got caught up in all the hot new hybrids and we discontinued it for awhile.  Well, of course, in 2003, G. sang. Alba (and all of the G. sanguineum) just "showed itself" in our well-rained-on gardens and everybody wanted it!   Actually a plant that should be commonly available but is always hard to find!

Soil: Well-drained    H: 8-12"  W: 15"       B/M: White/Spring

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Deer Resistant

$14.99 Qt.

New 2017

Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'         Non Stop Bloody Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'         Bloody CranesbillA whole new breed of G. sanguineum.  Starts blooming in April with HUGE florescent pink blooms etched with white in the edges, streaked with magenta and continues blooming through Fall. Bronzy red Fall Foliage.  Oh wow and yippee!  Bloody Cranesbill are one the most dependable, tidy Geraniums in the Genus but they've been overshadowed by new long blooming hybrids.  Well, this plant may indeed still grow in the shade but 'Elke' has no intention over being "Over-Shadowed' by any other plant! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 8-10"  W: 23-35"      B/M: Pink with White/5-6 thru Fall

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Deer Resistant

 

Geranium sanguineum 'Lancastriense'    Bloody Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9   

See Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum' below - same plant!

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Deer Resistant 

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'     Dwarf Bloody Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'Compact, mounding dark green foliage covered in carmine pink saucer-shaped flowers. One of the most compact of the 'Bloody Cranesbill' -- Perennials Geraniums. Makes a tidy edger, great in troughs, perfect in the Rockery. Deeply lobed, foliage turns red in Fall. Cut back after bloom for re-bloom, often several times.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 6-9"  W: 9-12"       B/M:  Carmine rose/ May-June+

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum' (Lancastriense or Prostratum)  Bloody Cranesbill  Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum' (Lancastriense or Prostratum)  Bloody CranesbillA clump-forming perennial which forms a spreading mound of foliage.  Deeply-lobed, dark green leaves which often turns attractive shades of red in autumn, set off 5 petaled, light pink blooms with dark pink veins in May & June.  Shearing after flowering may encourage additional light bloom.  Makes a wonderful drought tolerant groundcover.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 10"  W: 18-24"       B/M: Light pink w/ dark veins/May-June+ 

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geranium sanguineum 'Vision'      Pink Bloody Cranesbill         Zone: 3-9   

Geranium sanguineum 'Vision'Much larger than the typical G. sanguineum, generally 15" tall and 24" wide with 1" wide purplish-red blooms in spring to early summer for 6-7 weeks.  Cut plants back to about 4" after the first heavy flush of blooms and you with improve the foliage and encourage rebloom.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 12-18"   W: 12-24"     B/M: Purplish red/5-6 

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

 

Geranium shikokianum      Japanese Marbled Geranium or Cranesbill           Zone: 5-

Geranium shikokianum      Japanese Marbled Geranium or CranesbillA hardy and unknown Geranium species from Japan with rounded, shallowly lobed leaves.  Flared funnel shaped flowers are rose-pink with a white center and veined with dark purple over compact clumps of attractively glossy, marbled gray on green foliage on trailing stems.  Blooms on and off from July through fall.  Occasionally a lucky recipient will get a twice cut frilly form which makes each bloom appear to have 15 petals instead of 5.  We know they were in our seed mix and will save them for parent stock if we see them bloom BUT you might get one if your order ships before bloom time!  Needs adequate moisture during the growing season but well-drained in winter.  Hardy to - 15 degrees C.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained     H:12-16"   W:     B/M: Rose pink/July ++ thru September

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Sylvia's Surprise' PP21333     Cranesbill     Zone: 6-9    

Geranium 'Sylvia's Surprise' PP21333     Cranesbill A Blooms of Bressingham Introduction discovered by Sylvia Morrow, IK. An dependable Geranium with vivid pink 1-1.5" bloom with pale centers in early summer through frost. (In the hottest area, may take a brief rest during July.) Mounding green foliage turns red in Fall. TAPROOTED which is unusual for a Geranium so divide or transplant with caught. Dead-heading keeps plants tidy and encourage more blooming. Per the patent abstract, "A new and distinct cultivar of Geranium plant named

Soil: Well-drained       H: 16"  W: 30"      B/M/ Vivid pink with white eye/5-10

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$11.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Terre Franche'         Cranesbill         Zone: 5-9   

Geranium 'Terre Franche'         Cranesbill A mound forming geranium with deeply lobed, veined, rounded sage green leaves that are just luscious even if the plant had no blooms.  It can hold it's own as a foliage plant.  In summer it bears beautiful cup shaped pale blue blooms with purple veins.  The hybrid of unknown parentage, but probably G. renardii as one, prefers full sun and produces is large blooms all summer. Similar to 'Phillipe Vapelle' but taller and more upright.

Soil: Well-drained       H:10"  W: 16"     B/M: Blue/6-9

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium 'Tiny Monster'     Hardy Cranesbill     Zone: 5-8   

Geranium 'Tiny Monster'A new Geranium to the trade with what we think is just a great name!  From the gardens of Germany's Countess Helen Von Stein's Nursery and grower Rolf Offenthal comes this hybrid between G. psilostemon and G. sanguineum.  With very cutleaf green foliage, up to 24" wide, it's topped all summer with lavender/magenta flowers that are over an inch wide.  Forms a vigorous sprawling mat of blooms. Widely available in Germany, it's hard to find here.

Soil:  Well-drained   H: 10"  W: 24"   B/M: Lavender-magenta/6-10  (All summer!)

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Deer Resistant

$13.99 Qt.

Geranium versicolor      Penciled Cranesbill, Veiny Geranium    Zone:     

Geranium versicolor      Pencilled CranesbillExtremely free flowering. Each upward facing white flower looks like the purple webbing has been carefully drawn on it with a fine colored pencil. Rabbit and slug resistant lobed, toothed foliage is semi-evergreen, mounding and makes a fine groundcover. Not fussy about soil or light. In midsummer, if needed, rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look weary, by removing old flowered stems and leaves.

Soil:  Moist bell-drained       H: 18-24"   W: 18-24"        B/M: White/5-8

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geranium wlassovianum    Asian Cranesbill      Zone: 3-8      cool zones in hot areas

Geranium wlassovianumA 12-15" tall bushy grower with beautiful, soft greyish hairy leaves & dark purple spots. Distinctive leaves are sharply cut & turn a beautiful reddish color in Fall. Flowers in late season w/ dusky magenta-purple or sometimes pink w/ dark veins. Native from Mongolia & China. Takes sun well if soil is well-watered.  This unknown Geranium really, really should be used more.  Wonderful furry leaves.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained       H: 12-15" W: 24-36"        B/M: Magenta purple 8-10 

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Deer Resistant

 

Geranium x cantabrigiense:   An intermediate hybrid cranesbill derived from crosses of the white forms of G. dalmaticum & G. macrorrhizum.  Aromatic, lemony foliage is wonderful. They don't like winter wet soil.  Tough enough to live under a maple tree AND look good!  If you need a groundcover you REALLY should look at these plants.  And even if you don't need a Groundcover per se, they're easily controlled when it gets as big as you want.  Or you can move a 'chunk' to a new place.

 

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'       Biokovo Hardy Cranesbill   Zone:4-7(8)  

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'Similar to 'Spessart', white w/ a touch of pink at the petal base & pink stamens, appears pale pink from a distance. Leaves slightly lighter green & a bit larger & more suitable where a large mass is required. Shiny green leaves turn mahogany in winter. Hanging baskets! Makes a great, non-aggressive Evergreen Groundcover.  Beautiful, even in winter when the foliage takes on burgundy hues..

Soil: Rich, moist or Well-drained        H: 8-12" W: 5-30"        B/M: Lt. Pink 5-7 

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Evergreen

Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo Karmina'   Karmina Hardy Cranesbill    Zone: (4)5-8    

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo Karmina'Another great geranium -- new to the trade. Karmina is Biokovo's sister but with much darker blooms -- raspberry-pink. Same incredibly dependable performance. Delightful fragrance in the foliage - try laying one on a light bulb to perfume a room. Can be used as a slow, superb, evergreen weed suppressing groundcover. Takes dry shade. Great looking in winter with burgundy hues to the foliage. 

Soil: Any but wet       H: 8-12" W: 5-30"       B/M: Raspberry Pink 5-6 

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Evergreen

Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Cambridge'    'Cambridge' Hardy Cranesbill    Zone:(4) 5-8    

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Cambridge'Another new hybrid form the combination of G. dalmaticum and G. macrorrhizum, this time w/ a deep baby pink bloom with a hint of purple.  Slightly glossy green foliage - midway between the leaves of it's two parents.  It spreads to a nice flat mound and is wonderful as a semi-evergreen,  weed suppressing groundcover that is adaptable and tough.  This is the LOW GROWER of the group.

Soil: Any but wet        H: 5-6" W: Indef.        B/M: Deep baby pink/ 5-6 

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Evergreen

Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

 

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Jans'    DWARF Hardy Cranesbill    Zone: (4) 5-8    

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Jans'    DWARF Hardy CranesbillAnother great geranium cross and new to the trade. Same incredibly dependable performance as other cantabrigiense BUT possibly the shortest. Delightful fragrance in the foliage - try laying one on a light bulb to perfume a room. Can be used as a slow, superb, semi-evergreen weed suppressing groundcover. Takes dry shade. Great looking in winter with burgundy hues to the foliage. Very hard to find. One of the shortest with this parentage.

Soil: Any but wet        H: 4-6"  W: 24"     B/M:  Pink/5-6

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Evergreen

Deer Resistant

 

Geranium  x oxonianum is the name give to hybrids between G. endressii and G. versicolor by Dr. Peter F. Yeo  (Hardy Geraniums, 1985).  By in large, fertile, they make superb garden plants for sun or shade.  They form a dense, weed smothering ground cover.  After the main flush of blooms, shear them to the ground for improved appearance.

 

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x oxonianum 'A. T. Johnson'    Hardy Cranesbill   Zone: 3-9      

Geranium x oxonianum 'A. T. Johnson'Silver pink flowers from May until August!   Raised by  A. T. Johnson in North Wales pre-1937!  This heirloom Geranium has virtually been lost to the trade.  With foliage like G. endressii  but shorter, it literally covers itself in masses of silvery-pink translucent blooms ALL SUMMER!  Wonderful in that dark and light blooms are on the stems at the same time.  With age will get very wide.

Soil: Well-drained        H:18-24"  W: 24-48"   B/M: Silver pink/ 6-9

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce'     Hardy Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9        

Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce'Deep lilac pink flowers, 2" across, veined magenta, gray-green foliage. Vigorous & almost bush like, this geranium makes an EXCELLENT groundcover. Self seeds some -- usually true. A very different type of geranium. Remains bushy even in deep shade. Semi-evergreen to evergreen depending on climate.  Clear deep pink, veined almost red.

Soil: Moist but well-drained   H: 12-18" W: 24"    B/M: Deep pink/ 5-6 + on and off thru summer

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Deer Resistant

$10.99 Qt.

Geranium x oxonianum ‘Katherine Adele’     Hardy Cranesbill      Zone: 3-9      

Geranium x oxonianum 'Katherine Adele'

'Katherine Adele' is a vigorous cultivar that was discovered (reportedly) as a seedling from Geranium 'Walter's Gift' and grows to a clump 16" tall and wide with light pink bloom with dark veins, glossy, toothed, deeply lobed leaves that have distinctive dark purple-black blotches.  Flowers mostly in May June with a continued blooms here and there through the summer.

Soil: Moist but well-drained   H: 12-18" W: 12-30"      B/M: Light pink/ 5-6 + on and off thru summer

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

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Geranium x oxonianum 'Southcombe Double'        DOUBLE Hardy Cranesbill         Zone: 3-9      

Geranium x oxonianum 'Southcombe Double'        DOUBLE Hardy CranesbilWarm, double pink blooms with pointed petals like an aster above light green, 5-lobed foliage from May through September.  Winds politely through your garden to make a semi-evergreen carpet of bloom.  Shear back any time they need to be 're-encouraged' to bloom and look nice!  A rapid grower.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 14-16"  W: 22-24"       B/M: Double Pink/5-9

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Deer Resistant

  Geums/Avens are clump forming Perennials that benefit from dividing every couple of years.  Follow a regular watering schedule during the first season -- deep watering less frequently to encourage deep drought resistant roots.  

$12.99 Qt.

 

Geum x 'Alabama Slammer' PPAF    The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens  Zone: 5-8    

Geum x 'Alabama Slammer' PPAF    The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens Okay, now does this just have to be the best name ever!  Another plant like Fuzzy Navel that you just have to have because of the name!  But in addition to the apt name, it IS a slammer!  A hybrid with a unique color combination of deep orange with red-tipped single and semi-double flower on Burgundy Red stems.  The 10" tall and wide short clumper has blooms on 18" stems just begging to be cut and brought inside!
Soil:
Moist but well-drained      H: 10"(18"IB)  W: 10"      B/M: Red and orange/4-6 +

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geum x 'Banana Daiquirl' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens       Zone: 5-8    

Geum x 'Banana Daiquirl' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens

Clear lemon yellow, semi-double blooms on floriferous plants which start blooming on 18" stems the end of April continuing through May.  An Intrinsic Perennial Gardens introduction.  The Intrinsic Geum Breeding Program aims for rebloom, new colors and forms as well as longevity in the garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 10" (18" IB)  W: 10-12"      B/M:  LemonYellow/  4-5 + 

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$11.99 Qt.

Geum chiloense "Red Dragon'    Chilean Avens     Zone: 4-7   (PM shade in hot zones

Geum chiloense 'Red Dragon'    Chilean Avens Large, fully double scarlet blooms have frilly edges over low mounds of fuzzy scalloped leaves.  The blooms are upward facing with yellow anthers for some extra pop on tall, well-branched stems!  Start blooming in spring and if deadheaded and grown well will produce additional blooms.  Self seed if you're lucky by fluffy wind-carried seed heads.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 16-20" IB  W: 14-16"     B/M:  Spring +/Scarlet red/

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Geum coccineum (G. borisii)        Red Avens     Zone: 5-8       <<*

Geum coccineum (G. borisii)Clump forming perennial with upright basal leaves to 8". Stem leaves are deeply toothed but unlobed. From late spring to late summer, brick-red to burnt orange flowers, 1 1/2" across, with spreading petals & conspicuous yellow stamens. One of the Best Perennials in our Gardens.  This species and it's cultivars will take more shade than other Geums.<<*

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 8-12"(20"IB) W: 12"        B/M: Brick red/ 4-5 + 

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geum x 'Cosmopolitan' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens  Zone: 5-8    

Geum x 'Cosmopolitan' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens

This Intrinsic Introudction has creamy petals, flushed and edged with rosey-pink on sem-double bloom that remind one of miniature roses.  Blooms come on 18" burgundy stems in May.  But in MOIST but well-drained soil in full sun.  Intrinsic Geum Breeding Program aims for rebloom, new colors and forms as well as longevity in the garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 10" (18" IB)  W: 12-15"      B/M: Rosey Pink/ 4-5 + 

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geum x 'Mai Tai' PPAF      The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid  Avens       Zone: 5-7

Geum x 'Mai Tai'A delightful new hybrid which has a burgundy calyx (bud) which opens to a ruffled, apricot bloom with a rose blush.  Blooms lighten to peach as they mature.  All the colors of a good 'Mai Tai'!  The semi-double flowers reach 1 1/2" across and sit atop burgundy stems.  Exhibits hybrid vigor and is more adaptable and longer lived than the older chiloense types.  A fast grower rarely bothered by disease or pests.  Needs at least 4-6 hours direct sun.  Another from the the 'Cocktail' Series of Geums

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 16-18" IB W: 12"   B/M:    Apricot shades/4-5 + 

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geum x 'Peach Daiquiri' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens  Zone: 5-8    

Geum x 'Peach Daiquiri' PPAF     The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid AvensAn Intrinsic Introduction with nearly semi-double Peach blooms through May on red 18" stems over foliage mounds 10-12" tall.  Intrinsic Geum Breeding Program aims for rebloom, new colors and forms as well as longevity in the garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 10"(18"IB)  W: 10-12"      B/M Peach/5

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$12.99 Qt.

Geum x 'Tequila Sunrise' PPAF   The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens        Zone: (4)5-9

Geum x 'Tequila Sunrise' PPAF   The Cocktail Geums, Hybrid Avens The second introduction from the Cocktail Series of Geums from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens.  A hybrid with yellow flowers tipped in grenadine/rose.  Single and semi-double blooms start in May and continue for a month. Dark red stems and lush foliage provide the perfect back drop for this exciting bloom color that mimics the cocktail it's named for.  Occasional blooms throughout the season.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 8-10" (18-24" IB)  W: 10-12"     B/M: Yellow tipped w/ rose/5-6+

Evergreen

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Deer Resistant

$9.99 Qt.

Gladiolus papilio    Goldblotch Gladiola, Autumn Gladiola, Butterfly Gladiola             Zone:  6-10

Gladiolus papilioFrom the Eastern Cape of South Africa, this vigorous colonizing species has slightly nodding creamy-yellow blooms MOST OFTEN with large purplish blotches on the lower petals.  Grown from wild-collected seed which is generally very consistent, it's possible to get some variation.  The species also has mauve to  yellow forms

Soil:  Summer moist but well-drained         H: 24" (40" IB)  W:      B/M: Generally Creamy yellow/mauve/8-10

 

$9.99 Qt.

Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Boone'     Hardy Gadiola      Zone: 6-10    

Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Boone'

Similar to Gladiolus 'Carolina Primrose' above but with much more warm peach hues to the bloom.  Again, a great cut-flower like all 'Glads' on 3' spikes in June and July.  Per our good friend and gardening expert in Zone 6, "I couldn't kill it if I had to.  And I've tried.  Many times.  I've even left corms on the surface over the winter and had them live."  (Previously we had stated that it was borderline hardy but we truly respect this gardener and so, Zone 6 it is!)    She thinks possibly hardy in colder zones as well.

Soil: Well-drained                                                                                                      H: 36" W: 10"     B/M:  Yellow with peach     /6-7

Deer Resistant

$11.99 Qt.

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Globularia nudicaulis        Globe Daisy          Zone: 4-8     

Globularia nudicaulis        Globe Daisy From the Alps, Pyrenees and mountains of Northern Spain.  A xeric plant that blooms in late spring to early summer with pom poms of smoky blue blooms of varying shades over a mat of spoon shaped, evergreen leaves.  Dependable like all tap-rooted plants but doesn't want to be move once it's planted in a sunny or part sunny well drained spot.  Rarely available in this country and charming in a rock garden or trough.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 2-6"  W: 4-8"      B/M: Smoky Blue/4-6

 
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$9.99 Qt.

Gymnaster savatieri   Japanese Aster     Zone: 6, probably colder   

Gymnaster savatieriAster relative w/ white, yellow-centered daisies that blooms & blooms & blooms! Though the flowers are not large, the exuberance & duration of flowering places this plant at the top of the list of late summer bloomers. Rhizomatous. Hardy. Self-seeds some.  We just love this plant!   You absolutely and simply should have this in your garden!  AKA. Aster savatieri (but incorrect).

Soil: Any, even poorly drained  Likes summer moisture       H:24-36" W: Indef.        B/M: White/ 8-10 

 

$9.99 Qt.

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Gypsophila cerastiodes     Baby's Breath Cerastiodes    Zone: 5-8   

A tufted species from the Himalayan region, it has soft, stalked, grayish-green leaves. Blooming from early summer to autumn, the white flowers, pinkish-purple veined. Must have a spot in full sun with well-drained soil. This is a very different looking Baby's Breath -- not at all what you're used to and one of our very favorite plants!

Soil: Well-drained       H: 2-3" W: 6"    B/M: White 6-9 

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Forward to the next Group of Perennials -  Grasses

   

   

    

 

Spigelia marilandica

Spigelia marilandica

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Helleborus x hybridus 'Sparkling Diamond'

Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'

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