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For homeowners who are looking to add color to their flowerbeds or meadows but are troubled by browsing deer in their yards, this wildflower blend will be your solution. Formulated with a mix of 19 species of native and adapted annuals and perennial wildflowers (including Larkspur, Lupine, Liatris, Columbine, Blanket Flower, Purple Coneflower, annual poppies and others) this long blooming mix is well suited for use in the western US but not the desert Southwest. Seed at 1 oz. per 125 sq. ft. ...

Save $30 off the single plant price!* Designed by Lauren Springer Ogden - www.plantdrivende.... Some years ago while living in eastern CO, Lauren Springer was faced with the prospect of revitalizing or removing a narrow strip of half-dead Kentucky Blue grass along the street side of her property. She decided to take a more creative approach and planted that narrow strip of ground between the sidewalk and street with an assortment of tough, xeric, lower growing perennials. The concept of ...

2" x 18" wide (cutting propagated). Without question, this is one of our finest xeric groundcovers. The woolly evergreen foliage creates a handsome, dense, gray-green garden carpet. In early spring the foliage disappears under a profusion of white-eyed, true-blue fading to lavender flowers. This durable, long-blooming perennial is not picky about its planting site; it thrives in any well-drained soil. An easy-to-grow must-have groundcover for any garden, Woolly Speedwell is an outstanding com...

1" x 24" wide (cutting propagated) Without a doubt, one of our favorite plants with so many different uses in the landscape. At home in the rock garden, between flagstones in the patio or as a *slow growing* but long-lived ground cover in the xeric garden, this little plant always looks good. The tiny dark green leaves disguise it, looking like another creeping thyme; but when it comes into bloom, the hundreds of small azure blue flowers remind you that it's something very different and speci...

1" x 4-6" wide, (seed propagated). I've found this unique succulent to be both beautifully rugged and quite cold hardy. Native to the northern grasslands of South Africa, Transvaal Iceplant grows as a low foliar mat with a huge carrot-like taproot. The handsome chocolate to gray-brown colored foliage makes the perfect backdrop of the showy yellow striped flowers. An oportunistic bloomer, it can flower from early spring into summer when conditions are to its liking. Plant into a lean, fast-dra...

2" x 6" wide, (seed propagated). This South African stunner blooms in very early spring along with the "Crocus":/catalog/search/products/crocus/! The spectacular half-dollar-sized flowers have long frilled petals that age from bright yellow to rusty orange. The large, angular, succulent leaves form a tight mat, giving the plant a unique geometry when out of flower. One of the most reliably cold-hardy "South African succulents":/catalog/search/products/cold+hardy+south+african+succulents/. Zon...

8-10" x 8-10" w. (seed propagated). A bright white-flowered form of Pasque Flower. 'Alba' is a superb color companion for planting with white flowering bulbs for a spring moon garden or over blue flowered groundcovers like Veronica. Zones 4-8. 3" deep Standard pot.

8-10" x 8-10" w. (seed propagated). A beloved wildflower from the mountains of Europe, Pasque Flower is a harbinger of spring, often poking up through late-winter snows to bloom. The dark lavender-blue, bell-shaped flowers are followed by fluffy white, ornamental seed heads. A willing re-seeder, Pulsatilla vulgaris will naturalize and gently spread in your garden when happy. Wonderful when planted with early to mid-spring blooming wildflowers, tulips and daffodils,/a>. Easily grown in any mod...

  • Annette Wallace

    In my gardenEveryone has daffodils or crocus, these are my early spring blooms.

5" Tall x 21" Wide. This stunning native Moss Pink cultivar will dazzle you with its early to mid-spring display of extra large, deep pink flowers. 'Drummons Pink' is an excellent evergreen ground cover. Be sure to plant it with mid-spring blooming daffodils and other bulbs for a memorable floral display. Zones 3-9. 3" deep Standard pot.

36" x 20" wide, (cutting/seed propagated). This Mediterranean species, native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Hardy Jerusalem Sage has proven to be quite cold tolerant. A very tough and easy-to-grow plant, Phlomis adds an eye catching structure to the garden, combining readily with other perennials with interesting foliage, like Gray Santolina. Zones 4-10. 5" deep Premium pot.

1" x 5-8" wide (cutting propagated) You'll marvel at the beauty 'Lemhi Purple' brings to early spring in the xeric garden. The remarkably large, bi-colored blue and lavender flowers cover the plants for nearly a month in early spring. When blooming is done, 'Lemhi Purple's tight mat of gray-green foliage looks nice year round. It's small enough to tuck around many other smaller growing xeric plants. Along with Phlox grayi, this is another indispensible western native Phlox that need a place i...

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*12-18" x 36+" w* This versatile native evergreen shrub is a great plant in so many ways. An early to mid-spring bloomer, it perfumes the garden with a profuse display of fragrant bright yellow flowers that set attractive purple berries ripening by fall. Use it as a permanent, long lived groundcover under trees and large shrubs where its shiny evergreen foliage provides year round interest. This is an essential species for providing native bee species with pollen and nectar. Grown from seed c...

The huge flat topped deep golden-yellow flowers clusters of 'Gold Plate' seem to hover over the garden like golden flying saucers. Held high on sturdy stems, the 4-6" wide flat topped flowers of this long blooming giant add incredible architecture to the garden, especially when combined with tall Agastache and Penstemon. Easy-to-grow in many climates and soil types. Deadhead for summer long blooms. Pot size 5" deep premium.

10" x 15" wide (seed propagated). Hundreds of soft pink flower clusters smother this plant in early spring; get close and you will enjoy its intensely sweet fragrance. The tiny leaves are evergreen, and are a distinctive powder blue. When finished blooming, cut back the old flowering stems to just above the new cluster of foliage at the base of the plant. Plant in a lean, fast-draining soil, where Aethionema will spread by reseeding itself. Plant early-blooming, low-growing "Veronica liwanens...


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