Masses of lustrous violet-purple daisy-like flowers in late summer-fall. Rocky Mts.
3” x 8”
Showy multi-petalled bowl-shaped yellow flowers with a silky sheen are born in late spring to summer on erect spiny cushions covered in cylindrical fleshy leaves. Chile, Argentina at high altitude in volcanic ash fields.
2-3’ x 2’
A very decorative addition to any garden forming a bushy mound of deeply cut leaves that have a soft musky fragrance and lovely pink hibiscus-like flowers in summer. Tolerant of dry shade. Attractive to butterflies Europe, Asia.
6” x 12”
Soft sea-green leaves with scalloped edges covered in white furry felt have an appeal all of their own with insignificant yellow flowers in summer. Turkey.
6” x 12”
A fast spreader with delicate shamrock-shaped fronds and ornate, hairy, nutlike sporocarps that become conspicuous in late summer. Surprisingly, this fern has performed as well in our dry sunny rock garden as in moist shade. TX, CO, on the plains.
18” x 10”
Pinkish-mauve scabiosa-like flowers over clumps of glossy bright evergreen leaves in early to mid summer. e USA.
6” x 9”
Compact tufts of white downy leaves present fragrant violet flowers in summer followed by slender two-horned seed pods. Turkey.
Welsh Wood Poppy
to 1’ x 10”
A hardy orange poppy for shade! Unlike its stunning blue-flowered Himalayan cousins, this plant is happy in climates with hot summers. LSO
5” x 4”
A choice small alpine plant with terminal clusters of slender bright blue tubular flowers with flaring petals Rocky Mts.
3” x 12”
Dense clusters of bright blue flowers, pink in bud, dangle from low sprawling stems carrying lovely steely blue leaves. n USA
Mertensia viridis v. cana
5” x 9”
Beautiful compact clusters of fragrant nodding sapphire flowers terminate stems dressed in narrow gray-green leaves. Rocky Mts.
to 2’ x 1’
Bicolored flowers of rose-pink and yellow are borne in late summer over colonies of wavy-edged, finely toothed foliage. w USA
2” x 5”
Bright yellow, red speckled flowers on short slender stems emerge from vigorous mats of small hairy rosettes. w USA.
Bee Balm, Wild Bergamot
1-3‘ x 2’
Spicy scented pink-lavender flowers with distictive bracts underneath, attract multitudes of butterflies and bees throughout summer. USA
1-2’ x 1’
A heavily tufted perennial grass with light green leaves and loose narrow panicles of yellow blooms in June-July. w USA.
Autumn Embers Muhly Grass
18” x 2’
Fine-textured foliage turns a lovely tawny brown in winter after an autumnal reddish-pink froth of flowers. One of the finest N. American grasses and surprisingly hardy, trialed with success by Lauren & Scott Ogden in their n Colorado garden for 6 years and introduced into the trade by them. TX, OK.