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Columbine II / Aquilegia

Aquilegia caerulea ‘Heavenly Blue’ (syn. ‘Sky Blue’, ‘Blue Dream’) – This is a large-flowered Columbine with sky blue petals and spurs, a white corolla and contrasting golden stamens that blooms from May through to July. It thrives in part to … Continue reading

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Species Rhododendrons

Rhododendron thomsonii – This species forms a large shrub to small tree with deep blood red pendulous, bell-shaped blooms that emerge from April to May. This native of Nepal and Bhutan eventually develops peeling red bark on older specimens. R. … Continue reading

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Lenten Rose V / Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Sparkling Diamond’ – One of the Winter Jewels Series and the perfect addition to any ‘Alba’ garden. ‘Sparkling Diamond’ features slightly nodding, fully double flowers of pure white (with the occasional soft pink picotee). This floriferous strain … Continue reading

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Ornamental Plants that Attract Mason Bees

Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’ – A vigorous evergreen perennial (at least here on the coast) with a heavy flush of rosy-purple flowers in early spring, blooming sporadically until September – these are held over deep green leaves with a silver stripe … Continue reading

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Tall Perennials

Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ (syn. Anemone japonica) – A particularly tall form of Japanese anemone, with average heights of 3 to 4 feet. The single white blooms are held on erect stems that appear in late summer, blooming into … Continue reading

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Clematis ‘Multi Blue’ – An interesting double clematis with deep blue to purple flowers and a huge central stamen boss. The 4 to 5″ wide blooms appear late spring into early summer, and again from late summer through to fall. … Continue reading

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Perennial Primula

Primula japonica – The Japanese Primrose is a candelabra type with 1 to 6 tiers of fragrant red, pink or white flowers on stems reaching 18-24″ tall at maturity. Blooming later than most (May to July), it prefers part sun, … Continue reading

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