Over 350 Species of choice and unusual plants for rock and alpine gardens.

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Name

Size

Description

Culture

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Acantholimon acerosum

(Plumbaginaceae)

3” x 5”

Cushions of blue-gray linear leaves and dainty pink flowers in summer. Caucasus, W. Asia

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Achillea ageratifolia

Greek Yarrow

(Asteraceae)

4” x 16”

Mats of dense gray-green evergreen foliage bears abundant clusters of glistening pure white flowers in late spring, unlike the dirty white of many yarrows. Greece, Bulgaria.   

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Achnatherum      calamagrostis    

Silver Spear Grass

 (Poaceae)    

to 2’ x 2’

Large blond persistent flowers and seedheads, long-lived, one of the showiest well-behaved mid-sized ornamental grasses, deer proof.

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   3 1/2”-    $8.00

 

Aethionema armena

(Brassicaceae)

5” x 6”

Compact clumps of blue-green foliage with white-lavender flowers in spring. Turkey

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Aethionema grandiflorum

10” x 14”

Distinctive fleshy blue-gray foliage accessorized with showy clusters of rosy-pink flowers in early summer. Russia, Iran

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$6.00

 

Aethionema schistosum

 Fragrant Persian Stonecress

(Brassicaceae)

6” x 12”

Glaucous blue-green leaves and soft rose-pink, sweetly scented flowers in early summer. Turkey.

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Agapanthus campanulatus

 (Agapanthaceae)

African Blue Lily

18-24” x 12”

 A deciduous clump-forming perennial from the Drakensberg with slender, glossy, sprap-like leaves and umbels of blue-lilac, bell-shaped flowers presented in mid-late summer. Unique blue stamens and lilac colored pollen add to the charm of this ‘flower of love’! Hardy here in Fort Collins, from Lauren Spring Ogden. S. Africa. 

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$8.00

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Agave parryi

(Liliaceae)

18” x 18”

Striking rosettes of blue-green leaves. AZ, NM, TX

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    Agave utahensis       v. nevadensis

(Liliaceae)

6-12” x 10”

This stylish succulent is one of the smallest species, has ornamental small blue-green rosettes and very cold hardy especially if kept dry. NV.

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Agastache cana

Agastache cana

(Lamiaceae)

Mosquito plant/Hummingbird Mint

to 2’ x 1’

Showy rose-pink flowers on licorice-mint scented foliage. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies in late summer. TX.    

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Alchemilla alpina

(Rosaceae)

Alpine Lady’s Mantle

6” x 8”

Refined mounds of deep green hairy foliage with divided leaves that have distinctive silvery margins and chartreuse-yellow flowers in early summer. Europe, Greenland.  

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$6.00

 

Allium cernuum

(Liliacea)

Nodding Onion/Ladies Leek

 12” x 4”

Attractive soft lavender-pink nodding umbels over a vase-like rosette of slender foliage in mid-summer. N. America.

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Allium cyaneum

(Alliaceae)

8” x 6”

Clusters of bright purple-blue flowers appear in August over neat tufts of fine grassy foliage. Native to the grasslands of western China.

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              Allium                               cyathophorum                  v. farreri

9” x 15”

An attractive clump forming species with clusters of wine-red bell-shaped flowers on slender stems in spring. China.       

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$6.00

 

Allium daghestanicum

to 18”

Attractive clumps of thread-like foliage and pale pink flowers in late summer. Caucasus.  

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Allium flavum

10-12”

Bright lemon-yellow pendulous flowers give an architectural element to the garden or well drained meadow in early summer. Eurasia.   

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Allium geyeri

10” x 4”

This cute little alpine onion bears bright magenta umbels on short stems in late summer. Prefers moist conditions s. N. America

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Allium nutans

1-2’ tall

A terrific rhizomatous species with pirouetting rosettes of wide foliage and soft pink, rose, or lilac fuzzy-looking globes on unusual twisting and nodding stems. Asia, Siberia. 

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Allium rugosum

 

12” x 8”

A form of garlic chives with umbels of showy pure white starry flowers on mounds of fragrant gray-green foliage.        se Asia.

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Allium senescens ‘Glaucum’

6” x 3”

Umbels of lilac-pink bells are born above glaucous, evergreen foliage in late summer. Far East

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Allium textile

Textile, Prairie Onion

1’ x 1’

Lovely bouquets of white-soft pink flowers with violet veins over narrow, grass-like foliage in early summer. Deer resistant, but hummingbirds and butterflies love it. w N. America.   

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Allium togasii

10” x 5”

Heads of pretty soft lilac-mauve flowers are produced in mid-late summer over vigorous tufts of slender gray-green foliage. Japan

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Aloinopsis spathulata

(Aizoaceae)

Hardy Living Stone

1” x 6”

Glistening magenta flowers are produced in spring over mats of spathulate, succulent leaves. A gem from S. Africa

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Alopecurus lanatus

(Poaceae)

5” x 10”

An attractive, clump-forming grass with tangled wooly-white foliage and fuzzy light brown foxtails in mid-late summer. Turkey

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Alyssum stribryni

(Brassicaeae)

3” x 8”

A silver shrublet covered in spring with clusters of sunny yellow flowers. Balkans.     

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Amsonia ciliata ssp. texana

(Apocynaceae)

Fringed Blue Star

10-12” x 12”

  It's a bright periwinkle blue, short amsonia with the typical lustered starry flowers in spring, but smaller than most species and with very narrow linear foliage. It is native to the hill country in TX, on dry caliche (very alkaline soil.) Not sure of hardiness yet, should be at least zone 6. Maybe colder. Can run a bit. I have not grown it in Colorado yet.          

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$6.00

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Amsonia jonesii

(Apocynaceae)

6" x 18

Upright growth with long willowy leaves and long-lasting light blue funnel-shaped flowers in summer. CO, UT, AZ

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$6.00

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Amsonia tharpii

14” x 7”

The smallest form we offer displaying white open stars atop stems clothed with feathery crescent-shaped leaves. NM

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Anagallis monellii

(Primulaceae)

Blue Pimpernel, Skylover

9” x 12”

Vivid, gentian-blue, saucer-shaped flowers throughout summer over neat, compact, ground covering mounds. Medit. region. 

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Androsace armenica ssp macrantha

         Androsace                     armeniaca           v. macrantha

 (Primulaceae)

1/2” x 2”

A delightful Turkish endemic, growing among limestone in mountain pastures, with ever so pretty white-soft pink flowers.

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Androsace carnea    v. halleri

2” x 3”

Neat domes of slim-leafed dark green rosettes produce clusters of large pink flowers on short erect stems in spring. Alps, Pyrenees. 

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Androsace cylindrica (Primulaceae)

2” x 4”

A choice dwarf species producing dense rounded domes of minute evergreen leaves, studded in early spring with charming fragrant yellow-eyed white flowers. Pyrenees. 

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Androsace hedraeantha

1” x 3”

Nice compact rosettes with smooth, evergreen foliage and pretty pink flowers in spring to early summer. Balkans. 

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Androsace lanuginosa

Wooly Rock Jasmine

4” x 16”

A fine alpine with soft silky-silvery stems that tumble delicately over rocks, ending with clusters of lilac-pink, golden-eyed flowers in late summer. Himalayas.

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$6.00

 

Androsace mathildae

1/2” x 2”

Diminutive bright green rosettes with white, yellow-eyed flowers just above the foliage in spring. A real cutie. Italy, in limestone crevices. 

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Androsace minor

Androsace minor

1” x 2”

Quaint pink flowers with an ochre yellow eye that turns bright red with age, over dark green diminutive rosettes in summer. China, in stony grasslands.

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Androsace pyrenaica

 

1” x 3”

Compact domes of tiny gray-green rosettes with adorable white stemless blooms in spring to early summer. Pyrenees

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Androsace sarmentosa

Rock Jasmine

4” x 12”

A classic rock garden plant with round clusters of fragrant deep rose-carmine flowers appearing in early summer on lax mats of silky rosettes. Himalayas.   

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$5.00

Anemone sarmentosa 'Chumbyi'

Androsace sarmentosa ‘Chumbyi’

Silky Rock Jasmine

5” x 18”

Loosely spreading, downy rosettes quickly form a low silky mat abundantly furnished with bright pink, yellow-eyed, sweetly fragrant flowers in early summer. A must have! Himalayas.     

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$6.00

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Androsace sarmentosa ‘Sheriffii’

5” x 24”

Large fragrant heads of dainty pink, yellow-eyed flowers in spring over tight rosettes lightly covered with silken hairs. Himalayas.    

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$6.00

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Androsace sempervivoides

Rosette Androsace

3” x 6”

Clusters of fragrant yellow-eyed, mauve-pink flowers over huddled mounds of tight dark green rosettes in early summer. Less  sensitive to winter wet than other species. nw Himalayas.     

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$6.00

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Androsace ‘Millstream’

 

1/2” x 3

Tight cushions of tiny glossy green rosettes studded in spring to early summer with sweet little pink, sometimes white,S flowers.

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$7.00

 

Andryala agardhii

(Asteraceae)

 6” x 9”

Bright lemon-yellow, flat-topped flowers over attractive mounds of silver-gray foliage. Spain.

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$7.00

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Anemone drummondii (Ranunculaceae)

1’ x 1’

Densely hairy finely cut leaves and stems topped by a single white buttercup-like flower in spring. nw North America, subalpine.

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Currently unavailable

 

Anemone magellanica

to 1’ x 8”

A stunning plant attractive to birds and butterflies with finely divided foliage and pretty pure white flowers with yellow centers. Easy and prefers moist soil. S. America.

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$6.00

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Anemone multifida  v. globosa

5” x 5”

A lovely native dwarf windflower with finely  dissected leaves and dark raspberry-red, cup-shaped blooms in spring and intermittently throughout  the season. CO, montane and subalpine

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$6.00

 

Antennaria ‘McClintock’

(Asteraceae)

 1” x 12”

Recently introduced, this tidy compact  silvery-furred pussytoes forms dense attractive mats and pearly white flowers. Great for use between paving stones. WY.  

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 $6.00

 

Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’

Windflower

4” x 8”

An heirloom woodland treasure, with dove-gray buds that open in spring to showy lavender-blue flowers centered with golden stamens. Europe to NW Asia.        

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Anthemis cretica ssp. leucanthemoidees

 Cretian Mat Daisy

6” x 12”

Pristine white daisies over woody mounds of lacy, silver foliage. Caucasus. 

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$6.00

 

Anthericum ramosum

(Liliaceae)

Grass Lily, St Bernard’s Lily

18” x 12”

Long rching wands of pretty white starry flowers over clumps of narrow, grass-like foliage in late summer into fall.  Europe, Turkey.  L.S.O 

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Currently unavailable

 

Anthyllis rosea

(Fabaceae)

Kidneyvetch, Lady’s Fingers

6” x 15”

Tight clusters of rosy-red, pea flowers on short stems over dense tufts of silky-gray foliage in summer. Great Britain.

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Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’

(Dryopteridaceae)

Japanese Painted Fern

2’ x 2’

Dramatic soft gray-green foliage with silvery- maroon markings.

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   Antirrhinum          braun-blanquetii

(Scrophulariaceae)

Hardy Snapdragon

to 18” x 15”

A delightful hardy perennial with candelabras of creamy white and yellow ‘dragon’ flowers over tufts of lax, willowy foliage. Spain, Portugal. LSO

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Aquilegia amaliae

(Ranunculaceae)

8” x 6”

Compact mounds of blue-green foliage carry  nodding, pale violet-blue and white flowers with short strongly hooked spurs. Balkans.

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Aquilegia barnebyi

10” x 7”

A delightful native producing long-spurred flowers of butter-yellow petals and peachy-pink sepals over clumps of blue-green foliage. A delicate and demure effect for sure. CO, UT, on shale barrens.   

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 Currently unavailable

 

Aquilegia buergeriana (Ranunculaceae)

8” x 8”

Exquisite dangling lanterns of  plum & soft yellow over compact mounds of graceful foliage. Japan, Korea.

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$6.00

 

Aquilegia cazorlensis

8” x 6”

Nodding, bright blue flowers above neat tufts of twice-divided foliage. Endemic to the Sierra de Cazorla region of Spain.

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Aquilegia chaplinii

10” x 5”

Delicate maidenhair-like blue foliage with soft yellow, long straight-spurred flowers. Resembles a dwarf form of A. chrysantha. TX, NM.   

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Aquilegia chrysantha

 Golden Spur Columbine

1-2’ x 9”

A vigorous grower with a long display of fragrant golden-yellow flowers with long outward curving spurs over mounds of fern-like blue-green foliage in late spring. sw USA. 

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Aquilegia caerulea

Rocky Mountain Columbine

8” x 12”

Our Colorado state flower, with large, blue and white, long-spurred blossoms and delicate blue-green foliage. Rocky Mts, in meadows and open forest, foothills to alpine.  

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Aquilegia desertorum

12” x 8”

A drylander with chrome-yellow and orange flowers  produced in late spring to early summer over mounds of graceful blue-green foliage. AZ.

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Aquilegia discolor

 6” x 4”

A small columbine from the Prenees of Spain with pretty blue & white short-spurred, nodding flowers.

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Aquilegia flabellata

 12” x 6”

Compact mounds of blue-green waxy leaves are topped in early summer with plump violet-blue short-spurred flowers. 

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Aquilegia flabellata ‘Ministar’

6” x 6”

Pudgy blue and white nodding flowers are born in spring over dwarf mounds of thick blue-green foliage.

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Aquilegia flabellata ‘Nana’

 Dwarf Fanleaf Columbine

8” x 8”

A charming dwarf with waxy fan-shaped leaves and graceful pale blue and white flowers. A good rock garden species that tends to come true from seed. Japan.     

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 $6.00

 

Aquilegia flabellata ‘Nana Alba’

8” x 8”

Same as above but with pretty white flowers.

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Aquilegia flavescens

Yellow Columbine

 1-2’ x 1’

Loose clusters of nodding yellow, sometimes yellow-pink, flowers above tufts of slightly blue-green foliage. Rocky Mts.    

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Aquilegia fragrans

1-2’ x 1’

Exquisite, honeysuckle scented columbine from the Himalayas, with pendant, creamy yellow blossoms with a hint of pink-lavender in early summer.

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Aquilegia glandulosa

1’ x 8”

Angelic, large blue & white flowers hover over compact clumps of finely-divided blue-green foliage. Kazakhstan.        

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Aquilegia jonesii

Cushion Columbine

  3” x 3”

Aristocrat of the columbines! A dainty  mound of elegant brilliant clear blue solitary flowers on tight lacy gray-green foliage. Best grown  in a trough, difficult in the open garden. Bighorn Mts, WY.     

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$7.00

 

Aquilegia jonesii x saximontana

6” x 4”

Compact tufts of blue-green foliage and large dazzling blue flowers in early summer. Easier than A. jonesii.

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$7.00

 

Aquilegia kareliniana ‘Hybrids’

to 2’ x 1’

An attractive taller species, with deep-violet to wine-red nodding flowers with strongly hooked spurs. Native to the forests of central Asia.

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Aquilegia laramiensis

 8” x 6”

 Treasured for it’s petite nodding creamy-white flowers above finely-cut blue-green foliage in summer. A rare endemic to the high peaks of Wyoming.

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Aquilegia nigricans

1-2’ x 1’

Impressive large, long-spurred, dark midnight purple flowers over smooth attractive foliage. Balkans.    

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$6.00

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Aquilegia pyrenaica

 8” x 6”

Compact mounds of finely divided foliage and lovely nodding bright lilac-blue flowers. Pyrenees.     

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Aquilegia saximontana

 8” x 6”

A choice dwarf from the Rocky Mts. carries petite, blue and white flowers nestled in delicate foliage in summer. CO, subalpine and alpine.   

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$6.00

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Aquilegia scopulorum

3” x 4”

A choice columbine with large genteel, blue and white, long-spurred flowers above delicate mounds of blue-green foliage. One of the best. WY, UT. 

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Aquilegia schockleyi

18” x 10”

Captivating flowers with red sepals, yellow petals and spurs  fading to orangish above gray-green divided foliage. sw USA 

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Aquilegia triternata

18” x 12”

Sprays of pendant red and yellow lantern-shaped flowers always seem to entice the hummingbirds in spring-early summer. w N. America. 

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  Aquilegia vulgaris      ‘Lime Frost’

12” x 8”

Clumps of lime-green mottled foliage and pretty deep blue flowers.

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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Pink’

Granny’s Bonnet

to 1’ x 8”

A late spring blooming cutie with pretty soft pink and white, short spurred flowers over mounds of leafy bluish-green foliage. A  family heirloom from a friend’s great grandmother’s farm in Michigan. Europe.

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Arabis androsacea

(Brassicaceae)

Rock Cress 

2” x 6”

Tight silvery mounds are slowly formed from rosettes of soft hairy leaves, sparkled in spring with clusters of sweet white flowers. A fine alpine from limestone screes in Turkey.    

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Arabis pumila

4” x 6”

Pretty white flowers in spring are presented over nice compact tufts of dark green shiney leaves. Alps.      

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Arenaria alfacarensis

(Caryophyllaceae)

Spanish Sandwort

1/2” x 6”

Tiny white flowers in summer on very tight hard mats of silver-green triangular foliage. A fine and rarely available alpine from Sierra Segure, Spain.

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$7.00

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   Arenaria hookeri     v. desertorum

Desert Sandwort

1/2” x 3”

Exceptionally tiny cushions with micro-fine needle-like foliage tightly hug the ground. The small white flowers in crowded stemless  clusters cover the hard cushions in early summer. UT, in desert shrub.

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Arenaria ledebouriana

3” x 5”

Fuzzy evergreen cushions covered in short silver hairs and sprightly, white, star-shaped flowers in summer. A real charmer! Asia.      

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$7.00

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Arenaria obtusiloba

2” x 6”

This alpine sandwort forms mats of tight sharply-tipped needle-like leaves covered in summer with tiny white flowers on trailing stems. Grow lean to keep a tight form. nw N. America. 

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Arenaria pseudoacantholimon

2” x 6”

Pretty white flowers appear in summer held on short stems above mounds of sharp blue-green pincushions. Looks and feels like acantholimon!

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Arenaria purpurascens

3” x 6”

A highly desirable species forming loose clumps of emerald-green rosettes and a cheerful mass of pink-purple blooms in summer. Pyrenees. 

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Arenaria tetraquetra

Spanish Sandwort

1/2” x 12”

Wonderful low congested mats of densely crowded minute leaves on four-angled stems are topped with bright sparks of tiny white flowers in summer. Spanish Sierras.

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$6.00

 

Arenaria tetraquetra v. granatensis

1/2” x 8”

Tight, mats of ground hugging, silver-green mats dotted with tiny stemless white flowers in June. Pyrenees.  

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Arenaria ‘Wallowa Mountain’

2” x 12”

A remarkable Oregon native forming tight evergreen mats of rich emerald green foliage and tiny white flowers in summer.

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$6.00

 

Armeria trojana

(Plumbaginaceae)

Turkish Alpine Thrift

2” x 3”

Very tiny cushions of narrow, dark green leaves and quaint sugar-pink flowers on short stems. A charming new introduction from Kaz Dag, Turkey.  

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$6.00

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Artemisia assoana

(Asteraceae)

 Spanish Sage

 3” x 12”

Tight mats of silky silvery foliage invites touching and narrow panicles of nodding yellow-green spheres unfurl in summer. Spain to Ukraine.     

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$6.00

 

Artemisia campestris

Dwarf Western Sagewort

to 1’ x 1’

Faintly aromatic, silver hairy foliage and pale yellow flowers. N. America

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Aruncus aethusifolius

(Rosaceae)

Dwarf Goatsbeard

8” x 12”

Tidy, astilbe-like foliage and airy panicles of creamy-white flowers in summer. Korea and Japan.   

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Asarina procumbens

(Scrophulaceae)

 Snapdragon Vine

4” trailing

This low-growing dry-shade lover has pretty pale green foliage and creamy snapdragon flowers, great as a groundcover or flowing over rocks and slopes. Pyrenees. LSO

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Asarum europaeum

 (Aristolochiaceae)

European Ginger

6” x 12”

Curiously beautiful, greenish purple flowers are produced in early spring cleverly hidden beneath handsome dark glossy green ginger-scented foliage. Europe.   

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$6.00

 

Asarum hartwegii

 6” x 10”

Mottled, deep olive-green, heart shaped leaves and large fragrant maroon flowers, white with red stripes inside. CA, in thickets and woods.

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Asclepias hallii

 (Asclepiadaceae) 

Hall’s Milkweed

 to 18” x 1’

Attractive blue-gray narrow leaves with strong veination and pretty umbels of pale pink flowers. sw USA.

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Asclepias tuberosa

 

18” x 12”

Umbels of warm orange flowers in late summer are sure to attract comments and butterflies. A nice companion plant for red & yellow kniphofias.      

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$6.00

 

Asperula boissieri

(Rubiaceae)

1” x 6”

A dainty alpine treasure, forming dense light green mats and stemless clusters of sugar-pink flowers in late spring. Greece. 

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Asperula gussonii

1” x 8”

Frosted mats of tiny emerald green leaves and masses of flesh pink long-tubed flowers in summer. Long lived and easy. Sicily.    

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 $7.00

 

Asperula sintenisii

1” x 8”

A sweet alpine gem with soft pink tubular flowers over mats of fine blue-green foliage. Turkey.    

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Aster alpinus

(Asteraceae)

3” x 4”

A choice alpine species producing large lavender-pink  daisies over rosettes of hairy foliage in early summer. Alps, Pyrenees. 

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$6.00

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Aster alpinus ‘Pinkie’

10” x 8”

Mounds of gray-green leaves and charming bright pink daisies with yellow centers will add pizzazz to your front border or rock garden in early summer.    

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Aster coloradoensis

3” x 6”

A treasure! Irresistible daisies of luminous pink tone are produced on low tufts of serrated gray-green foliage in summer. CO

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$7.00

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Aster himalaicus

(Asteraceae)

 6” x 8”

A lovely colonizing species with rich purple-blue rays around bright yellow disks in spring. Rewarding and easy. Himalayas.  

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Aster oblongifolius

Aromatic Aster

1-2’ x 1’

A superb Great Plains native, best all-around fall aster, handsome form and foliage, showy purple or pink daisies, leaves smell when crushed, deer proof. LSO   

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Aster spathulatus

Western Mountain Aster

6” x 12”

Dainty violet daisies over mounds of narrow, lance-shaped leaves.    w N. America, in montane meadows.

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Astragalus adsurgens

(Fabaceae)

Lavender/Standing Milkvetch

1’ x 2’

Bright pink, narrow erect flowers are crowded on compact racemes. Eurasia, Rocky Mts.

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Astragalus detritalis

 

 5” x 6”

Fabulous racemes of magenta flowers over tufts of silver-gray foliage. Limited supply. UT.    

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Astragalus kentrophyta

Spinymat Milkvetch

1” x 8”

Tiny, rosy-purple pea flowers are snuggled in spiny mats of needle-like leaves in early summer. CO to NM and MT, on gravely slopes and in sagebrush. A favorite!

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Woolly Locoweed

7” x 9”

Tufts of silver woolly leaves and long purple pea flowers.

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Astragalus newberryi v. castoreus

3” x 5”

Particularly striking silvery-white pinnate foliage heavily coated with a gray velvety pelt contrasted with large bright pink flowers most of the summer. Demands a hot dry well-drained site. w USA, in dry stony habitats.  

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$7.00

Astragalus pardalinus

Astragalus pardalinus

Panther Milkvetch

 8” x 6”

Dense spike of brilliant pink-purple flowers over upright mounds of handsome silver, pinnate leaves.     

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Astragalus sericoleucus

 

1” x 8”

Mats of silky silver-green foliage and pretty pink-purple flowers. w USA

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Astragalus spatulatus

Tufted Milkvetch

1” x 3”

Tufts of single, silver-gray, silky leaves and pretty pinkish purple pea flowers. Rocky Mts. Limited supply. 

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Astragalus sp.

 

 4” x 8”

I included this one because of its beautiful softly hairy silver-gray foliage and nice bluish-purple flowers. Unknown source.

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Astragalus tridactylicus

Foothills Milkvetch

1’ x 8”

Vivid pink flowers over tight domes of silver foliage. One of the best.     

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Astragalus utahensis

2” x 6”

Dense mats of cottony, silver-blue leaves produce intense  rosy-pink pea flowers throughout summer followed by cocoon-like seed pods covered in silky  hairs. UT.      

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Aubrieta gracilis

 

(Brassicaeae)

3” x 12”

A bountiful profusion of amethyst blooms are produced in early springtime over mats of bright green compact foliage. Balkans.        

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$6.00

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Aubrieta pinardii

(Brassicaceae)

Rock Cress

3” x 8”

Mounds of deep green hairy foliage covered in spring with pretty violet flowers. A gem from Turkey.

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Austrocactus cf. patagonica

(Cactaceae)

6” x 12”

Peachy or yellow flowered cactus from Southern South America.  Has been hardy for many years in Coloado. Can form clumps 6-12” tall and possibly 12-18” wide with time.   Rare and rarely offered.    

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$9.00

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