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Sempervivum III / Hens & Chicks

Senpervivum ‘Glowing Embers’ (Ed Skrocki 1973) –  This Hen & Chick cultivar has bronze (reddish-orange) foliage all winter long with green new growth in the center during spring. The tips of the leaflets are often highlighted in red and the plants … Continue reading

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Dianthus IV

Dianthus ‘Black Cherry Wild’ – A Proven Winners selection that is part of the FRUIT PUNCH series. It features fragrant dark burgundy-red blooms (resembling miniature carnations) with a pinkish-white picotee borne over greyish-green foliage. ‘Black Cherry Wild’ flowers from May … Continue reading

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Alpine Perennials VI

Phlox douglasii ‘Crackerjack’ – An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner with a similar growth habit to Phlox subulata or Moss Phlox. ‘Crackerjack’ bears masses of starry magenta-red blooms from late April to June. It should be trimmed immediately after … Continue reading

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A Conifer Sampler II

Picea abies ‘Inversa’ – A weeping form of Norway Spruce that is ideal for rockeries, where it can elegantly cascade over walls or large boulders. It can also be staked upright, in which case the side branches will hang close … Continue reading

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Species Sempervivum / Hens & Chicks

Sempervivum arachnoideum – Commonly known as the ‘Cobweb Houseleek’, which refers to the fine white hairs that cross between the leaf tips, giving it a spider’s web effect. It is native to the Alps and Carpathian mountains of Europe with … Continue reading

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Dianthus / Pinks

Dianthus x ‘Blue Hills’ – An eye-catching combination of intense bright pink single blooms (emerging from May to June) over some of the bluest foliage you are ever going to find. The 1/2″ wide flowers are fragrant and the foliage … Continue reading

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Rock Garden Perennials II

Erodium x variabile ‘Bishop’s Form’ – This Storksbill much resembles a miniature hardy geranium, to which it is closely related. It forms a flat pancake-shaped mat of  dense scalloped green leaves with bright pink flowers (with dark purple veins) from … Continue reading

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