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Miscellaneous Heirloom Perennials

Heirloom Flower - Angelica

Angelica


(Angelica archangelica)

The large flower heads of this perennial can be used in both dried and fresh arrangements and the leaves and stems have a sweet taste. The roots are used medicinally. The tall stately plant is nice for the back of the perennial border. Ht: 5-6’ Sunpart shade. PerennialZone 4

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Heirloom Flower - Armenian Basketflower

Armenian Basketflower


(Centaurea macrocephala)

(aka Globe Centaurea, Yellow Hardhead) Originally brought from the Caucasus Mountains in to Britain in 1805, the Armenian Basketflower is a bold striking plant ideal for the back of the perennial border. The large yellow thistle like flowers make good cut flower or dried decorations. Drought tolerant. Prefers sun. Ht: 4’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan


(Rudbeckia hirta)

Black Eyed Susans are a charming wildflower that bloom from summer to late fall. One of the most versatile flowers and also attracts butterflies. Prefer sun to part shade. Ht: 2-3’ tall. Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Blue Delphinium

Blue Delphinium


(Delphinium sp.)

These old fashioned blue delphiniums have been grown by my family ever since I could remember. Needs staking. Ht: 5-6’

"Out of Stock"

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Heirloom Flower - Columbine 'Nora Barlow'

Columbine 'Nora Barlow'


(Aquilegia vulgaris)

An ancient type of columbine with very double flowers that was illustrated in seventeenth century European Herbals. The rose colored petals have a greenish tint. Prefers sunpart shade. Ht: 2’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Common Valerian

Common Valerian


(Valeriana officinalis)

Known as "All Heal" in the middle ages, Valerian has a long history of herbal uses, the most common its use as a sedative. Valerian is a charming old fashioned cottage garden plant with white clusters of flowers. Self seeds. Ht: 4-5’ Perennial Zone 2.

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Heirloom Flower - False Indigo

False Indigo


(Baptisia australis)

Native to North America, False Indigo has medium blue flowers with a similar appearance to lupines and blooms in early summer. After flowering, the plant forms dark pods that can be used for dried flower arrangements. The Cherokee Indians used the plant to make a blue dye, a practice later adopted by the European settlers. It was also used medicinally. False Indigo can have slow or erratic germination. Attracts butterflies. Sun. Ht: 3-4’ Perennial-Zone 3

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Heirloom Flower - Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed


(Eupatorium purpureum)

(aka Purple Boneset) North American Indians and pioneers used it to relieve fevers and kidney problems. One of the stateliest perennials with strong stems that are quite resistant to wind. Clusters of purplish flowers are produced in August and September and are loved by butterflies. Sun. Ht: 6’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Lamb’s Ears

Lamb’s Ears


(Stachys lanata)

Grown in North America since colonial days, Lamb’s Ears were once used to dress or bandage wounds due to the wooly absorbent nature of the silver leaves. Today, it is used as hardy groundcover that readily self seeds. Prefers sun and good drainage. Ht: 1’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Lupine

Lupine


(Lupinus sp.)

A beautiful mix of colors including dark purple, blue and pink. Very hardy plants that have been self seeding in the area for years. Sun. Ht: 3’ tall.

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Heirloom Flower - Maltese Cross (1597)

Maltese Cross (1597)


(Lychnis chalcedonica)

(aka London Pride, Jerusalem Cross) Originally from Eastern Russia and introduced to Europe in the 16th century. A favorite of cottage gardens for generations with scarlet clusters of cross shaped flowers. Maltese Cross was also a favorite of my great grandmother and it is still growing on our farm till this day. A very hardy, durable plant. Full sun. Ht: 3’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat


(Ratibida columnaris)

A showy wildflower with mahogany colored flowers that attract butterflies. Blooms most of the summer and into fall. Prefers sun. Ht: 2’ tall. PerennialZone 3.

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Heirloom Flower - Painted Daisy

Painted Daisy


(Tanacetum coccineum)

(a.k.a. Persian Daisy, Insect Powder Plant) Introduced in the early 1800’s, the Painted Daisy is one of the most charming flowers to bloom in early summer. The daisy like flowers come in shades of pink and are beautiful in perennial borders. Ht: 2’ Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Pauline’s Iceland Poppy

Pauline’s Iceland Poppy


(Papaver nudicaule)

An heirloom from my grandmother Pauline who has grown these for at least 50 years in her garden. The flowers are gold or orange and put on a spectacular show in late spring and early summer. Sun. Ht: 2’ tall. Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower


(Echinacea pupurea)

Native to much of the prairie regions of North America, Purple Coneflower is a striking perennial with pink daisy like flowers. It attracts butterflies and birds eat the seeds. It also has medicinal properties. Drought tolerant. Prefers sun. Perennial Zone 2 Ht: 2-3’

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Heirloom Flower - Rose Campion

Rose Campion


(Lychnis coronaria)

(aka Mullein Pink) A cottage garden favorite since at least the 15th century. The pink blossoms are striking against the grey foliage. Ht: 2 ½’ Perennial Zone 3

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Heirloom Flower - Shasta Daisy 'Alaska'

Shasta Daisy 'Alaska' (1904)


(Leucanthemum superbum)

The variety ‘Alaska’ was introduced in 1904 and has been popular ever since. Very easy to grow perennial that self seeds. Sun and well drained soil. Perennial Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Sneezewort

Sneezewort


(Achillea ptarmica)

(aka European Pellitory, Fair Maid of France, White Yarrow) Native to Europe, Achillea ptarmica was used medicinally since medieval times. It was used to induce sneezing and as a pain killer, especially for toothaches and headaches. Sneezewort has semi double white flowers that bloom for most of the summer and is one of the easiest and hardiest perennials available. Drought tolerant. Sun. Ht: 2’ Perennial-Zone 2

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Heirloom Flower - Swamp Butterfly Weed

Swamp Butterfly Weed


(Asclepias incarnata)

A long time favorite of mine! This native wildflower prefers moist locations but does very well in the flower bed too. The 3-4’ plants produce umbels of beautiful bright pink flowers which are loved by butterflies! I have often seen my plants look orange in midsummer because of all the Monarch and Fritillary butterflies on them. The Monarch caterpillar also uses the leaves as a food source. Prefers sun. Ht: 3-4’ Hardy Perennial Zone 2.

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Heirloom Flower - Sweet Rocket

Sweet Rocket (pre 1375)


(Hesperis matronalis)

(a.k.a. Damask Violet, Dames Rocket, Dame’s Violet) A very old variety that was first recorded in England in 1375. It native range was from southern Europe to Siberia. Dames Rocket has been growing on my farm since my great grandparents first settled there. Every year it begins to bloom just as the old fashioned lilac panicles open. The two are the exact same color and put on a beautiful and fragrant show for many weeks. The mauve flowers resemble perennial phlox and are extremely fragrant. To prevent it from selfseeding, simply dead head the spent flowers. Ht: 3’ tall. Biennial. Sunpart shade.

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Heirloom Flower - Winecups

Winecups


(Callirhoe involcurata)

Winecups are a versatile flower that can be used as a groundcover, rock garden or raised planter. Althoug perennial, Winecups bloom the first year from seed, so can be started early indoors for blooms all summer long. Prefer well drained sunny location. Self seeding. Perennial Zone 3 Ht:3’

"Not Available for 2014"

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Heirloom Flower - Yellow Foxglove

Yellow Foxglove


(Digitalis amigua)

Originally known as Great-flowered foxglove and introduced to England in 1566.The most reliable foxglove for colder climates, this is a true perennial that comes back year after year. The pale yellow flower spikes are beautiful in partly shaded areas, Ht:2-3' Perennial Zone 2

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