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Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Common Name: Blue Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & The Mediterranean (selection)

A plethora of pale blue flowers from June through a hard frost on compact plants.  With some salt tolerance and great drought tolerance, these plants will bring the butterflies and other pollinators to the scene.  Fragrant foliage deters …

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Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'

Common Name: White Cloud lesser calamint

Native to Europe & the Mediterranean

Fragrant tiny white flowers, above minty fragrant foliage, literally flower from mid June to a hard frost. Deer and critter resistant, yet pollinators and butterflies flock to the flowers. Grows well in full sun to partial shade in dry to av…

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Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta

Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta

Common Name: Calamint

Native to Southern Europe to Great Britain

Excellent for for pollinators as it flowers the entire summer into fall.  Masses of flowering stems shade out weeds.  Fragrant foliage.  Tolerant of drought, shallow rocky soil, with medium salt tolerance.  Sheer back fo…

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Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name: Wine cups

Native to North America

Mid-west native, good creeping habit, extremely drought tolerant, good filler plant. 

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Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips'

Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips'

Common Name: Carpathian bellflower

Native to Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe.

Carpatica is for the region they are native, but these beauties create a carpet of blue upward facing blue flowers for a longer period in summer.  Work well in shallow soil, potted, and the front of the perennial border in full sun to …

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Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia

Common Name: Harebell

Native to North America

Circumboreal. One half to one inch wide, blue, bell-shaped flowers. Needs good drainage. 

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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Native to North America

Forms a neat clump of fine foliage. Elegant texture. Limited supply.

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Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Common Name: Hexe dwarf sedge

Native to Western Europe

Ornamental yellow flowers appear very early in spring and fade to tan.  Grows in the driest areas and therefore extremely drought tolerant.  Can be grown in a rock garden or shallow soils in partial shade.

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Native to North America

Excellent plant for wetland restoration, interesting seed heads make it a good choice for ornamental ponds. 

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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Native to North America

Stoloniferous sod forming species for dry shade, one of the first to green up in the spring.

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Carex rosea

Carex rosea

Common Name: Rosy sedge, Curly wood sedge

Native to North America

Very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Features softly arching leaves. 

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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Common Name: New Jersey tea

Native to North America

Multi-stemmed small shrub, with ornamental flowers, tolerates shade and dryness. 

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Native to North America

A deciduous shrub commonly found in moist to wet areas in full sun to partial shade.  Long 6" leaves do not emerge until late spring.  In early to mid-summer, very interesting white globed shaped flowers appear that look like pin cushions…

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Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Common Name: Thread leaf tickseed

Native to North America

Drought tolerant and carefree, great for combining with grasses. 

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