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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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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 montana

Carex montana

Common Name: Mountain sedge

Native to Europe and Central Russia

Alkaline soil tolerant, this small decidous species, native to Europe and central Russia, has glossy green foliage and thrives in woodland borders and rockeries.  Spreads quickly to become a low groundcover.  Spikey brown flowers i…

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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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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Common Name: plumbago

Native to Western China

Excellent ground-cover that spreads by rhizomes in full sun to partial shade in average to moist soil.  Thrives in clay, and is perfect for erosion control.  Deep blue flowers burst forth from July into September.  Folige tur…

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Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis rosea

Common Name: Pink tickseed

Native to North America

Mauve pink flower, thread leafed, give it space, can be used as groundcover. 

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