Laporte Avenue Nusery

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

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Conifers

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Name

Size

Description

Culture

Price

 

Salix repens v. arenaria

(Salicaceae)

Creeping Willow

18” x 3’

An attractive groundcover with nice silver leaves and frothy bright green catkins in late  spring.    

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Salix serpyllifolia

Thyme-leaved Willow

1” x 12”

A tiny protrate willow with a creeping bonsai-looking habit and fuzzy white catkins. Europe.  

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$7.00

 

Salvia azurea

 (Lamiaceae)

Azure Blue Sage

2’ x 1’

Beautiful spikes of large, azure-blue, 2 lipped flowers are whorled around square stems in late summer-fall. A great prairie plant that attracts bees and butterflies. USA.

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Salvia caespitosa

(Lamiaceae)

 4” x 12”

Mats of velvety, sage green leaves and pretty violet-blue flowers that grace the tips of multiple stems. Turkey. 

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Salvia cyanescens

 to 1’ x 8”

Felted silver leaves like lamb’s ears, and airy spikes of lavender blue flowers over a long period make the xeric sage a standout. Aromatic and deer proof.  

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$7.00

 

Salvia cryptantha

6” x 12”

Charming flowers of chartreuse with a purple tinge are held over low growing mats of softly scented, sage green foliage in summer. Turkey.

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Salvia jurisicii

10” x 10”

Ferny foliage clothed in stiff hairs offers multiple spikes of violet-blue flowers for much of the summer. Serbia.

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Salvia pachyphylla

Desert Mountain Sage

1’ x 1’

A spectacular evergreen subshrub from the mountains of California. Stunning violet-blue sweetly fragrant flowers surrounded by rose-purple bracts bloom from mid to late summer over smooth gray foliage. 

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Salvia phlomoides

12” x 8”

A beautiful silver-leaved dark purple salvia related to S. daghestanica but with larger flowers and more rosette forming than mat forming.  Spectacular and rare in cultivation. Needs good drainage.Morocco, Spain.

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$7.00

 

Salvia pisidica

10” x 15”

A small shrubby Salvia with blue and white flowers in May and June. Gray-green leaves add interest throughout the growing season. It is very drought tolerant and loves sun. Native of Turkey.            

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Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’

 (Papaveraceae)

Double Blood Root

6” x 8”

This glorious plant features exquisite pure white double “roses” just before the handsome scalloped rounded leaves unfurl in early spring.   

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Sanguisorba menziesii

(Rosaceae)

Burgundy Burnet

2’ x 1’

An ensemble of fine blue- green scalloped foliage and rosy-red chenille, bottlebrush flowers in summer. The best burnet, nw USA, Alaska.                                 

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 $7.00

 

Saponaria ‘Bressingham’

(Caryophyllaceae)

Alpine Soapwort

 2” x 6”

Low cushions of deep green grassy leaves studded in early summer with deep pink flowers. A gem! 

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Saponaria caespitosa

 

3” x 8”

This graceful little plant has beautiful rose colored blossoms appearing in summer over rosettes of tight awl shaped leaves. Pyrenees. 

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Saponaria cypria

8” x 12”

This late blooming soapwort makes cushions of blue-green leaves with short lax hairy stems that carry pink-cleft flowers in April-June. Cyrus.

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Saponaria pumilio

Pygmy Pink

2” x 8”

A wreath of deep pink tubular flowers surround cushions of narrow dark green foliage in late spring summer. Turkey, Europe.

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Saponaria pulvinaris

2” x 5”

Crimson flowers are showcased in late spring above dense cushions of grass-like leaves. Turkey.

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Saponaria sundermanii (Caryophyllaceae) Soapwort

4” x 8”

Abundant bright pink, five-petalled flowers on mounds of deep green foliage. Europe.

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$6.00

 

Satureja coerulea

 (Lamiaceae)

Blue Savory

8” x 6”

Deep blue flowers over mounds of aromatic foliage. 

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Satureja montana  ssp. illyrica

(Lamiaceae)

 Winter Creeping Savory

 6” x 6”

Bright green leaves and dainty white flowers cover the whole plant when in bloom. Attractive to bees. Albania.

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Satureja spicigera

 (Lamiaceae)

Creeping Savory

6” x 4”

A dense groundcover with aromatic foliage and blue flowers in late summer. Iran, Caucasus.

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Satureja spinosa

3” x 5”

A Crete endemic dwarf shrub, with many tiny white blossoms in late summer.

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Saussurea weberi

(Asteraceae)

Weber’s Pen Wiper

5” x 4”

Clustered heads of deep  purple in late summer above narrow, coarsely textured foliage. A Rocky Mtn. endemic.

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Androsace anglica 'Cranbourne'

Saxifraga x anglica ‘Cranbourne’

(Saxifragaceae)

 1” x 3”

Hard mounds of gray-green foliage flaunt a mass of rose-pink blooms on short little stems in spring. Too cute! 

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Saxifraga x apiculata ‘Alba’

2” x 12”

Creamy white flowers bloom for several weeks in early spring over dense rosetted mounds of tiny linear leaves.

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Saxifraga x boydii ‘Cherry Trees’

 2” x 3”

Tight cushions of gray-green and very cute lemon-yellow flowers.

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Saxifraga bronchialis

4” x 10”

Tight basal rosettes, often tinged red, with tiny awl-shaped bristly leaves and panicles of small, maroon-spotted, white flowers. Rocky Mts.

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Saxifraga x burnatii

3” x 3”

Sprays of white flowers above compact rosettes of narrow, silver-blue leaves.

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Saxifraga caespitosa

Tufted Saxifrage

2” x 3”

Tight mossy mounds of 3-lobed foliage and glistening white flowers with pronounced red stamens. 

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Saxifraga callosa

2” x 2”

Beautiful white flowers with a couple of red dots at the base of  their petals are carried on graceful (6”) arching stems over spreading mats of large silver encrusted rosettes in spring. Europe.

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Saxifraga cartilaginea

2” x 3”

Dense cushions of encrusted rosettes and panicles of pristine white flowers in early summer. Caucasus.

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$6.00

 

Saxifraga caucasica

1” x 3”

Similar to S. ferdinandi-coburgi, with bright yellow flowers on tight dark green mounds. 

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Saxifraga cochlearis ‘Minor’

3” x 3”

Tight domes of tiny, heavily lime-encrusted foliage and sprays of white flowers in spring.

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Saxifraga corymbosa

2” x 4”

Charming bright yellow flowers on 6” stems over tight encrusted rosettes. Bulgaria.          

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           Saxifraga x                              elizabethae                    ‘L.C. Godseff’

1” x 8”

Lemon-yellow flowers cover mats of tight, spiny blue-green foliage.

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          Saxifraga                               ‘Esther’                   (S. cochlearis x S. paniculata ‘Lutea’)

2” x 4”

Silver encrusted rosettes with attractive sprays of soft yellow flowers on 10” stems.  

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$7.00

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgii

1” x 3”

Low dense mats of blue-green rosettes bear compact golden-yellow flowers on short stems in spring. Bulgaria. 

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Saxifraga flagellaris

 Whiplash Saxifraga

4” x 3”

This little saxifrage sends out whips of red runners creating new rosettes delicately margined with glandular hairs and buttercup-yellow flowers on leafy stems in mid-summer. Rocky Mts. 

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Saxifraga hostii v. hostii

Saxifraga hostii ssp. hostii

3” x 3”

Sprays of creamy white, red-speckled flowers over stiff rosettes of long slender leaves.

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Saxifraga irvingii ‘Jenkinsiae’

1/2” x 3”

Abundant single blushing-pink flowers adorn tight buns of small gray-green rosettes in spring. It’s a cutie! Limited supply.

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Saxifraga x kayei ‘Buttercup’

A cross between S. haagii x S. faldonside

2” x 4”

A jewel, with shiny butter-yellow flowers over hard mounds of gray-green rosettes.

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Saxifraga kinlayi

 1” x 6”

Rosettes of pale green leaves and white flowers on 4” stems.

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Saxifraga kusnezowiana

1/2” x 3”

Compact tiny rosettes of dark green, white-tipped leaves edged in short glandular hairs carry short spikes of yellow flowers in spring. Caucasus, Russia.

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Saxifraga macnabiana

Saxifraga x macnabiana

2” x 6”

A hybrid between S. colyledon & S. callosa. Pyramids of  white, red-spotted flowers are held over large rosettes of dark green, white-edged strap-shaped leaves. 

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$7.00

 

Saxifraga megaseaeflora ‘Jupiter’

 1” x 3”

A rare beauty with unusual peachy-yellow flowers on tight tiny rosettes. A   favorite!          

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Saxifraga paniculata ‘Brevifolia’

Tiny Silver Saxifrage

1” x 6”

Small huddled rosettes form a neat carpet capped with white flowers on 4” stems in late spring-early summer

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Saxifraga paniculata ssp. cartilaginea ‘Foster’s Red’

Red Silverleaf Saxifrage

2” x 8”

Formerly sold as Saxifraga paniculata ‘Millstream’. Dark green rosettes edged in white and 8” panicles of raspberry-red flowers in late spring.  

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$6.00

 

Saxifraga paniculata ‘Lutea’

7” x 4”

Lightly encrusted rosettes of narrow green foliage and sprays of rich yellow flowers.

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 $7.00

Saxifraga pan. minutifolia

Saxifraga paniculata ‘Minutifolia’

Silver Saxifrage

1/2” x 6”

Mats of gray-green minute rosettes decorated with a blizzard of white flowers in spring. One of the tiniest saxafragas.

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$6.00

Saxifraga pan minutifolia red-backed

    Saxifraga paniculata                     ‘Minutifolia                 Red Backed Form’

1/2” x 6”

Same as the above but leaves have a red-reverse.

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$6.00

Saxifraga paniculata 'Roseus'

Saxifraga paniculata ‘Roseus’

1/2” x 6”

A beautiful plant with lovely rose-pink flowers on 10” stems above rosettes of encrusted silver-edged green foliage. Bulgaria

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$6.00

 

Saxifraga scleropoda

 3” x 5”

Mat forming with compact evergreen leaves and masses of bright yellow flowers in spring. Caucusus, on alpine. 

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Saxifraga ‘Southside Seedling’

3” x 3”

Low rosettes of pale green leaves and 12” panicles of beautiful little white flowers with pretty red markings.

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$6.00

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Saxifraga ‘Teckles’

2” x 6”

One of the best silvers and in high demand, with striking sprays of white flowers with bright red spots.

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$7.00

 

Saxifraga ‘Tumbling Waters’

3” x 6”

Evergreen rosettes of silvery-green, strap-shaped leaves with glorious, arching panicles of white flowers up to 2’ long!

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$7.00

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Saxifraga ‘Whitehill’

6” x 9”

This pretty hybrid exhibits pleasing silver-blue rosettes flushed with reddish-maroon at the base and creamy white flowers in early summer.

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Saxifraga ‘Winifred Bevington’

5” x 5”

Rosettes of tiny green leaves and plenty of white flowers with crisp, bright pink spots. A recent favorite! 

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$7.00

Saxifraga x zimmeteri

Saxifraga x zimmeteri

3” x 8”

A natural hybrid between S. paniculata and S. cuneifolia, this cute little saxifrage from Austria has flattish glossy dark green rosettes that are margined in gray-silver and bear sprays of starry white flowers in spring. 

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$6.00

 

Scabiosa columbaria ‘Nana’

(Dipsacaceae)

6” x 9”

A nice dwarf with domes of cool  lavender-blue pincushion flowers blooming constantly from summer into fall.

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Scutellaria pontica

(Lamiaceae)

Turkish Skullcap

5” x 12”

Mats of soft downy sage green leaves and pretty bright pink flowers produced on dense spikes for several weeks. Turkey. 

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Scutellaria prostrata

2” x 12”

Mats of tiny serrated leaves and summer blooms of violet &  white. Asia.     

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Sedum booleanum (Crassulaceae)  

3” x 8”

A stunning upright succulent with fleshy light blue-green, stacked leaves and bright red flowers in spring. Mexico.

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$8.00

 

Sedum ewersii

 Pink Mongolian Stonecrop

4” x 12”

Low mounds of blue-green leaves and clusters of  rose-pink star flowers appearing in mid summer. Attracts bees! 

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Sedum (Rhodiola) integrifolum

King’s Crown

6” x 3”

Rigid stems to 12” bearing short pointed gray-green leaves, topped with clusters of deep red-purple flowers in June-August. AK to CO, on rocky, open slopes, subalpine to alpine.

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Sedum nevii

4” x 8”

Tuffets of tiny, succulent pale evergreen leaves are held in rosettes at the end of short stems and starry white flowers with purple anthers. se USA.

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Sedum pallidum v. bithynicum

1” x 12”

Light green succulent leaves and large clusters of numerous white flowers. Turkey.                               

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Sedum sediforme

 Pale Stonecrop

6” x 12”

Bright yellow flowers are born on erect stems in late summer over mounds of attractive blue-gray succulent foliage. Europe. Asia, Africa.

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Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Two-row Stonecrop

4” x 12”

Clusters of star-shaped pink flowers over creeping evergreen mats of flat, rounded leaves in pink, white, and shades of green throughout summer. A fine groundcover and deer resistant.

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Selinum tenuifolium (Apiaceae)

Cambridge Milk Parsley

2’ x 18”

Large white plates (up to 8” across) of tiny flowers, known as “the queen of umbelliferae” on dark stems over elegant lacey foliage. Himalayas.

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Sempervivella alba

(Crassulaceae)

 1” x 6”

Flat rosettes of pale green succulent leaves spread by sending out offsets on thread-like stolons. The mats are decorated in summer by starry, cream-colored flowers with prominent red-tipped stamens. Himalayas.

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Sempervivum ciliosum (Crassulaceae)

 1” x 3”

Flat gray-green hairy rosettes carry large lemon-yellow flowers. Balkans.  

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Sempervivum

(mixed varieties)

 

We have red ones, green ones, peachy ones, gray ones, hairy ones, bald ones, big ones, little ones....it’s a bit of a mixed bag so you’ll have to let me pick them for you. If you want them as your ‘bonus’ plants, I can surprise you with a mixture! (please specify on the order form)    

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$6.00

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   Senecio fremontii      v. blitoidies

(Asteraceae)

Dwarf Mountain Ragwort

6” x 6”

Red-tinged buds give way to abundant bright yellow flowers in summer above succulent, saw-toothed foliage.

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Senecio musiniensis

(Asteraceae)

Musinea Ragwort

3” x 3”

Golden yellow daisies over fleshy, toothed leaves. UT.

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Senecio soldanella

Senecio soldanella

(Asteraceae)

Purple Leaf Groundsel

  2” x 6”

Distinctive, round, fleshy purple tinged leaves and showy, relatively large yellow daisies are solitary on short stems. CO, alpine.

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Seseli elatum ssp.     osseum       

(Apiaceae) 

Mountain Fennel

2’ x 1’

Aromatic umbels of creamy-white ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’ looking flowers above clumps of evergreen foliage.

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Sideritis scardica

(Lamiaceae)

7” x 12”

Pretty pale yellow flowers with attractive chartreuse  bracts over mats of woolly-white, silvery leaves in late spring. Very hardy. Bulgaria, Greece.

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Silene acaulis

Silene acaulis

(Caryophyllaceae)

Moss Campion

1” x 8”

This exquisite gem should be in every rock garden. Mats of tiny deep green needle-like leaves are smothered beneath pretty pink flowers in spring. A choice circumpolar alpine, on dry tundra.

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$6.00

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Silene acaulis ‘Heidi’

1” x  8”

Our own selection from seed collected from the Swiss Alps. Soft green cushions have very fine textured foliage that is sprinkled with rose-pink flowers in early summer.

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$6.00

Silene argaea

Silene argaea

3” x 4”

Soft compact tufts of tiny, hairy leaves bear short-stemmed clusters of large inflated rose-pink blossoms in late spring through early summer. A gem. Turkey.

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Silene atropurpurea

6” x 3”

Pretty pink flowers on tall erect panicles. Europe. 

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Silene ciliata

2” x 5”

Soft pink, up-curled petals atop a striped inflated calyx over tight cushions of narrow, shiny-green foliage. Portugal, Greece. 

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Silene davidii

2” x 24”

Large rose-pink stemless flowers above compact cushions of narrow, yellow-green foliage. Sichuan, China in high mountain meadows.

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Silene petersonii

Plateau, Peterson’s Catchfly

6” x 8”

Pinkish-purple, deeply cut flowers over slow spreading mats of elongated foliage in late spring-early summer. One of the prettiest silenes. UT.

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Silene plankii

Plank’s Catchfly

 4” x 6”

Low compact tufts of small narrow leaves and  scarlet, notched, flowers in summer-early autumn. NM, TX.

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Silene saxifraga

Tufted Catchfly

 4” x 12”

Compact mounds of delicate evergreen foliage and small white flowers with a deep notch. Europe.

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Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’

4” x 8”

Dainty soft pink-white flowers with curious rosy-colored balloon shaped calyxes appear in summer over low cushions of gray-green fleshy leaves. Europe

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$6.00

 

Silene wallichiana

6” x 3”

Pretty deeply cleft  white petals escape from an inflated calyx with pink lines. Balkan Mts.

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Silphium terebinthinaceum

(Asteraceae)

Prairie Rosinweed

3’ x 3’

A tall –grass prairie plant with vase-like rosettes of large spade shaped leaves have a sandpapery texture and tall naked stalks that carry large (3”) bright yellow daisies in late summer. USA.  

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Sisyrinchium arenarium

 (Iridaceae)

6” x 9”

A lovely Chilean native with yellow star-shaped flowers in early summer.  

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Sisyrinchium idahoensis

Blue-eyed Grass

6” x 6”

Blossoms of rich purple-blue, centered with yellow over forests of grass-like clumps in summer. ID, MT

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Sisyrinchium macrocarpum

8” x 4”

Deep yellow flowers with a brown line toward the base grace narrow sword-shaped blue-green leaves in summer. Argentina.

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Sisyrinchium montanum Mountain Blue-eyed Grass

12” x 6”

Tufts of delicate slender foliage and violet-blue star-like flowers in summer. A nice meadow plant. N. America.

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$6.00

 

           Sisyrinchium               ‘Pole Star’

(Iridaceae)

White Blue-eyed Grass

5” x 5”

Clumps of narrow leaves and captivating star-shaped white flowers in summer.

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$6.00

 

Smilacina stellata

(Liliaceae)

False Solomon’s Seal

1’ x 1’

A nice perennial ground cover well suited for shaded areas with clusters of white star-shaped flowers on zigzag arching stems in mid-late spring, followed by attractive red berries. Rocky Mts, collected in the Sangre de Cristo Mts.

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Sphaeromeria capitata

 (Asteraceae)

3” x 12”

Soft finely-cut sage-green leaves form a low tufted carpet topped with golden-yellow ball-shaped flowers in summer. WY, CO. 

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Sporobolus heterolepis

 (Poaceae)

Prairie Dropseed

 18-24” tall

Dense hummocks of fine-textured arching leaves carry open and airy delicate pinkish flowers in late summer, beautiful amber to red fall color. USA.                         

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Stachys coccinea

(Lamiaceae)

Scarlet Betony

1’ x 6”

Spikes of scarlet tubular flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies for most of the summer over mounds of furry, fruit scented foliage. AZ, TX.                                                                                   

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Stachys monieri

Stachys monieri

 

6” x 10”

Clumps of soft hairy gray-green leaves and whorls of lovely lavender-pink flowers in late summer. Alps, Pyrenees.

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Stachys lavandulifolia

4” x 2’

This stunning charmer makes quite an impact with beautiful pink flowers appearing threw a cloud of frothy flower sheaths over downy mats of soft blue-green leaves. Turkey.                                               

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     Stachys monieri       ex ‘Sahara Pink’

10” x 12”

Whorls of pretty pink flowers above clumps of soft green scalloped leaves in summer.

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Stipa ichu

(Poaceae)

Peruvian Feather Grass

 2-3’ tall

A fine textured bunch grass with shimmering clouds of white feather-like flowers in spring. Hardy to at least zone 6. Peru, Argentina.

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Stipa pennata

Feather Grass

15” x 1’

One of the most fine-textured grasses with graceful blooms of silvery flower spikes that sway gracefully in the slightest summer breeze on arching stems. Europe, Siberia.

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Stipa speciosa

 Desert Needlegrass

2’ x 2’

Native to the Mojave Desert in sw USA, & Mexico this bunch grass has arches of fluffy white flowers in summer.      

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Stomatium beaufortense

(Aizoaceae)

1” x 6”

Tufts of short triangular succulent gray-green leaves bear fragrant nocturnal yellow flowers in summer.   S. Africa.   

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Symphyandra zangezura

 (Campanulaceae)

8” x 12”

A neat, low-growing mound of geranium-like toothed leaves and abundant nodding, soft lavender-blue bells, curled back at the rim. Caucasus.

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