2014 Plants by Friends School Plant Sale

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www.friendsschoolplantsale.com may 9–11 2014 • friends school plant sale 15 garden perennials we accept cash checks amex visa mastercard discover delphinium continued from page 14 foamy bells x heucherella globe flower continued key $6.00—4.5” pot p218 pagan purples ß—double blooms in rich purples and blues on sturdy stalks better overwintering and more tolerant of heat and humidity than older varieties 60–72”h p219 royal aspirations ß—sturdy spire of deep sapphire to navy blue semi-double blossoms with contrasting white bee-like markings tolerates our summer heat and humidity so you can get that english cottage garden look prune after its main june bloom for rebloom in september fertilize regularly 40–70”h a beautiful intergeneric cross between coral bells and foamflower heuchera and tiarella blooms spring through summer with spikes of bell flowers neat foliage similar to foamflower does well with hostas and ferns Í∏Óç $6.00—4.5” pot p250 new moon—pale creamy-yellow flowers on a vigorous grower 24”h Í full sun ∏ part sun/part shade Ó shade $12.00—4.5” pot p234 brass lantern—brassy gold and red mapleshaped leaves spikes of white flowers on dark stems best color in light shade 20”h p235 buttered rum ◊ß—glossy caramel-bronze leaves redden in the fall bred for its foliage but may produce some white flowers 7”h p236 solar eclipse—in a word wow deeply scalloped red-brown leaves bordered in electric lime green form a vigorous mound 10”h flower are perfect spheres against dramatic leaves they’re not really thistles buds are silver opening to dark blue globes june–july dramatic prickly leaves 24–48”h Í $1.50—2.5” pot see also the native larkspur page 54 p220 dragonhead siberian dracocephalum ruyschianum blue dragon deep violet-blue snapdragon flowers cover a mound of rosemary-like foliage needs good drainage flowers june–august 16–24”h Í ‰ $1.50—2.5” pot p222 fern hay-scented ◊ dennstaedtia punctilobula fast to colonize this lacy fern will fill large areas with the scent of a new mown meadow native as nearby as wisconsin 18–24”h ∏Ó ˝¥ $9.00—4” pot p223 fern japanese beech thelypteris decursive-pinnata p237 forget-me-nots ß myosotis alpestris victoria blue masses of little flowers bloom late spring and summer prefers moist soil reseeding biennial 8”h Í∏ $1.50—2.5” pot foxglove common digitalis purpurea p227 fern japanese wood ß dryopteris erythrosora brilliance young fronds are copper red slowly turning dark green undersides of fronds bear conspicuous red sori spore cases 24”h ∏Ó $6.00—4.5” pot see also the native ferns page 54 flax blue linum perenne single blooms on wiry stems blooms late spring through summer may be short-lived but reseeds Í∏Â¥ $1.50—2.5” pot p228 blue flax—feathery sprays of blue flowers all summer 18”h p229 saphyr l perenne nanum ß—dwarf and compact same big blue flowers 8–10”h p230 fleeceflower persicaria filiformis painter’s palette jointed stems with astilbe-like flowers colorful leaves 24”h Í∏ ç $3.00—3.5” pot p231 fleeceflower giant persicaria polymorpha plumes of fluffy white blooms like giant astilbe or goatsbeard in late may or early june through september when it develops pinkish seed heads very slow to emerge in the spring then takes off even more magnificent and shrub-like in its second year drought tolerant and very hardy 60”h by 60”w Í∏ $6.00—1 quart pot foamflower tiarella tiny spring flowers but most often grown for the attractive foliage see also foamy bells Í∏Ó˝ $1.50—2.5” pot p232 wherry’s foamflower t wherryi—clump-forming pink and white flowers fragrant 10”h $3.00—2.5” pot p233 heartleaf foamflower t cordifolia—mounding ground cover with foamy white flower stalks in early spring spreads by stolons 6–12”h Ω photos needed for our web garden gallery and plant listings share yours please send them to photos@friendsschoolplantsale.com foliage panicles of tiny white flowers over dainty foliage blooms june–july good for troughs 10”h $2.50—2.5” pot p253 child of two worlds a dioicus zweiweltenkind ◊—airy 7” panicles of tiny ivory white flowers held above the foliage in june a little later than the species looks good massed along a shady path moist fertile soil 24–30”h goldenrod solidago p240 silver fox d purpurea heywoodii ◊ß—the painted ferns lovely silvery appearance 24–36”h ˝ p225 pictum a niponicum ß—the classic painted fern with soft gray red and green fronds 12–15”h ˝ p226 apple court a niponicum—almost metallic silver and purple overlay on 20” gray-green fronds is at its best in spring deep maroon midribs and prominent crested tassels at the tips 12–18”h $1.50—2.5” pot p252 dwarf noble spirits a aethusifolius ß—delicate $1.50—2.5” pot fern japanese painted athyrium $6.00—3.5” pot showy very hardy and heat tolerant a wonderful shade garden plant Í∏ÓΩ p254 goatsbeard ß—tall background plant for wild p238 camelot lavender ß—40”h p239 camelot rose ß—deep rose pink flowers with p224 ghost ß—cross of american and japanese goatsbeard aruncus long spikes of tubular flowers heavily speckled inside blooms in late spring and again in fall excellent for bees and hummingbirds leaves poisonous flowers the first year needs winter mulch hardy biennial Í∏Ω˙Â¥ tufts of narrow lance-shaped feathery pale green fronds native to japan this fast growing fern is deerresistant syn phegopteris 32”h Ó $6.00—4.5” pot brings light and color into shady corners deer-resistant Í∏Ó p251 globe thistle echinops ritro ß a burgundy interior 40”h felted silver rosette foliage gives this variety its name the flowers open from cream-yellow buds to a soft lavender-pink with just a touch of yellow and speckles looks good massed biennial to short-lived perennial 24–30”h $6.00—4.5” pot p241 candy mountain ß—unusual upward-facing foxglove fat spires of rose pink blooms on strong stems 36–56”h p242 foxglove pink digitalis thapsis spanish peaks spikes of raspberry rose flowers in early summer over a trim mat of furry foliage thrives in a variety of soils 12”h Í∏ ¥ $2.50—2.5” pot p243 foxglove straw digitalis lutea narrow spikes of petite lemon yellow blooms more reliably perennial than other foxgloves 36”h Í∏ ¥ $1.50—2.5” pot p244 foxglove willow leaf digitalis obscura subshrub with flowers ranging from yellow through orange and rust with red spots inside blooms late spring through midsummer from spain cut back in march to assure vigorous new growth 12–48”h Í ¥ $1.50—2.5” pot p245 fumeroot ferny corydalis cheilanthifolia dainty fern-like leaves very early miniature yellow flowers leaves stay green in the garden long after the true ferns have died back 10”h Í∏ ‰ $3.00—3.5” pot gas plant dictamnus albus star-shaped flowers on multiple spikes in early summer best cultivated in full sun and rich well-drained soil it resents being disturbed once established can cause skin irritation wear long pants sleeves and gloves when working around it 24–36”h Í∏¥ $3.00—2.5” pot p246 pink p247 white $3.00—3.5” pot ç attractive foliage Ç culinary ´ edible flowers ˝ ground cover  medicinal ˜ minnesota native ‰ rock garden † cold-sensitive keep above 40°f ¥ toxic to humans ß saturday restock borders slow to establish delicate lacy white blooms may–june 72”h brilliant long-lasting fall color Í∏∫Ω¥ $5.00—3.5” pot p256 golden baby—hybrid that makes a great cut flower forms a compact clump covered in dense golden plumes august through october not an aggressive spreader 18–24”h $6.00—4.5” pot p257 fireworks s rugosa—rated #1 in the goldenrod trials at the chicago botanic garden long arching spires of brilliant yellow tiny daisy flowers cascade in all directions above the compact foliage it doesn’t get mildew or rust nor is it a garden thug looks dramatic blooming in september with asters grasses and joe pye weed use it in autumn bouquets 36–48”h about those stars… throughout you will notice plants that are marked with five stars ★★★★★ these plants have been awarded five stars by heger lonnee and whitman in the 2011 edition of growing perennials in cold climates as one of the very best plants available on the market see also the native goldenrod page 53 p258 heather summer calluna vulgaris white pink purple or red flowers in late summer the tiny scale-like foliage also comes in a range of colors requires well-drained poor acidic soil 24–36”h Í∏ ¥ $6.00—3.5” pot helen’s flower helenium hybrida great late-season color on numerous small daisy-like blooms with reflexed petals one of the easiest of all perennials nicknamed “sneezeweed” because the dried leaves were once used to make snuff not because it aggravates allergies Í∏∫¥ $2.00—2.5” pot p259 sahin’s early flowerer—deep orange-red 3” daisies with dark brown and yellow cones develop cheerful orange and yellow streaks on the petals excellent cut flower mid-summer 30”h $6.00—4.5” pot p260 ruby tuesday ß—compact with burgundy-red fluted petals widely spaced around a prominent center that matures from mahogany to gold july–september blooms 18–24”h see also the native helen’s flower page 54 hellebore helleborus among the first flowers of spring blooms look like wild roses very long-lived perennial in the right spot perfect for moist woodland areas leathery evergreen leaves needs rich soil and good drainage ∏Ó¥ p248 ginger european asarum europaeum $8.00—1 quart pot a beautiful evergreen groundcover for moist woodland gardens 2–3” leaves are leathery and glossy bellshaped greenish purple or brown flowers are hidden beneath foliage blooms in early spring prefers slightly acid soil 4”h ∏Ó ˝ ¥ $5.00—3.5” pot p261 hybrids h x hybridus—a range of colors including white yellow pink green and purple 18”h see also the native wild ginger page 53 $12.00—4” pot p262 banana cream pie h orientalis— creamy yellow 3.5” flowers with pinkish-red spots plant where there’s no afternoon sun 22”h by 44”w globe flower trollius hen and chicks sempervivum truly the queen of the buttercup family with strong stems requiring no staking spring blooms thrives in very moist conditions and poorly draining clay soils but will adapt to well-drained soil too Í∏¥ attractive rosettes tolerate hot dry conditions grown on rooftops in europe hence the other common name house leeks Í˝ ‰¥ $1.50—2.5” pot p249 golden queen t chinensis ß—each stem is topped by large bright tangerine blossoms 24”h ∫ Ω good for bees ı bird food source ∫ butterfly-friendly ˙ hummingbird-friendly $1.50—2.5” pot p263 mix ß—mixed varieties 3–4”h $3.00—2.5” pot p264 mrs giuseppi s calcareum—one of the most interesting color and geometric patterns grayblue leaves have eye-catching maroon triangular tips each hen grows up to 4” wide with a flock of bright chicks 3”h foxglove