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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

$9.99 Qt.

Galium odoratum (Asperula)       Sweet Woodruff      Zone: 3-8     

Galium odoratum (Asperula)A favorite ground-cover for shady locations with whorls of leaves & fragrant white flowers. Often used in 'May Wine'. Gets ragged in summer during droughts -- just mow it! Will take full sun if well-watered. Can be inter-planted with Vinca minor for longer, two-toned flowering.

Soil:  Any, but moist best   H: 12-18"  W:  Indef.    B/M:  White/5-6

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$13.99 Qt.

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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Attracts Hummingbirds

 

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.

$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.

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Geranium macrorrhizum             Bigroot Hardy Geranium, Groundcover Cranesbill      Zone: 3-8      

Geranium macrorrhizumThe species from which so many great cultivars have come.  Medium pink blooms over fragrant semi-evergreen foliage makes a great groundcover -- one of few plants that will live under a maple.  Rhizomatous (creeping) but easy to control -- not a rampant spreader.

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

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Deer Resistant

$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       

US Native Plants

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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.

$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

 

$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

$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.

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 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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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

 

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

  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.  

$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 '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

$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

$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

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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 

 

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Asclepias tubrosa Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tubrosa

Vernonia fasciculata

Sedum 'Blue Pearl'

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

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