Baptisia alba . . White False Indigo
. . . . . . #1409 . . Quart pot
Baptisia australis . . Blue False Indigo
. . 3 to 5 ft. . . Sun
. . Zones 3 to 9 . . Moist, well drained soil . . Summer
Blue-green foliage with spikes of soft, blue-tinted indigo flowers. Blooms
June to August. Forms a bushy clump when mature. Excellent garden plant.
#1230 . . Quart pot
Baptisia tinctoria . . Yellow False Indigo
. . . . . . #1315 . . Quart pot
Belamcanda chinensis . . Blackberry Lily
. . 30 to 36 in. . . Sun
. . Zones 5 to 10 . . Avg. soil, well drained . . Summer
Erect, somewhat stiff, sword-shaped, iris-like foliage and showy, freckled orange blooms, to 2 inches across.
After blooming, the plants will develop fruit capsules which split to expose shiny black seeds; these are attractive in dried arrangements.
Called She Gan, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine, and primarily anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it is valued in southern China as a treatment for a fungal infection common among paddyfield workers.
#1479 . . Quart pot
Chelone glabra . . White Turtlehead
. . 3 to 4 ft. . . Sun to full shade
. . Zones 3 to 9 . . Moist to wet . . L. Summer to E. Fall
Terminal clusters of showy white flowers with a blush of rose. Late August into September. Flowers somewhat resemble turtles' heads. Dark green foliage. Clump forming.
Two valuable landscape features are flowering well in shade and the very late bloom time. The native habitat of White Turtlehead is usually very wet, but it will do fine in average garden soil.
Used by Indians and herbalists for liver diseases, sores and as a laxative.
#1050 . . Quart pot
Chrysanthemum maximum . . Shasta Daisy "Wild Type"
. . . . Zone . . #2195 . . Quart pot
Convallaria majuscula . . American Lily Of The Valley
. . 6 to 8 in. . . Lt. to dense shade
. . Zones 3 to 9 . . Avg. soil, moist . . Spring
Dark green erect leaves. Arches of fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers in spring. Spreads with rhizomes at a moderate rate. Space 8 to 12 in. apart. Native species.
Convalaria majuscula is similar to Convalaria majalis the European Lily of the Valley. It differs in its slightly larger size and growth habit. Individual plants in a colony are more widely spaced and the foliage dies back earlier than the European type.
The root contains a digitalis-like drug. Toxic.
. . . . According to legend, the plants grew from Mary's tears as she wept at Christ's tomb.
#1006 . . Quart pot
Coreopsis pubescens v. pubescens . . Downy Coreopsis
. . 12 to 24 in. . . Sun
. . To Zone 6 . . Avg. soil . . Late Summer
Long lasting, bright yellow blooms continue all summer. Native to much of the Eastern US.
#2185 . . Quart pot
Coreopsis verticillata . . Coreopsis "Moonbeam"
. . 18 in. . . Sun
. . Zone 5 . . Avg. soil, well drained . . Late Summer
A densely bushy plant with erect, branching stems, and linear, dissected leaves and soft yellow daisy-like flowers in late summer. Compact habit and pale flowers differentiate this selection from the species.
Drought resistant, it has a long, profuse flowering season.
#1950 . . Quart pot
Coreopsis verticillata . . Coreopsis "Zagreb"
. . 12 in. . . Sun
. . Zone 5 . . Avg. soil, well drained . . L. Summer to E. Fall
A densely bushy plant with erect, branching stems, and linear, dissected leaves, this selection is similar to "Moonbeam", but has deeper, golden yellow daisylike flowers.
Drought resistant, it has a long, profuse flowering season from late summer into early fall.
#1951 . . Quart pot