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- Achillea ptarmica
Pre-1500. (Aka 'Bride's-bouquet; Nosebleed) Cultivated since medieval times as a medicinal herb, Sneezewort was also popular in brides' bouquets for its pretty sprays of white flowers. 16th C herbals declared it useful for toothaches & headaches (and probably nosebleeds). Growing to 24", it blooms in summer, & is drought-tolerant. Z 3 - 9, Sun.
- Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
The Pearl' Sneezewort
'The Pearl' is a much more showy form of Sneezewort. Developed in the late 19th C. in France by Lemoine, it was named 'Boule de Neige'. Its flowers are pure white and fully double. They grow in large clusters and are especially good as cut flowers - they can last for weeks in the vase. It's also a beautiful dried flower. Easy to grow, it has the same requirments as the single form.
- Alcea rosea
Hollyhock; Certified Organic
SORRY, SOLD OUT. 12th. Century. Aka Chinese Hollyhock,Holyoke. The history of the Hollyhock is shrouded in mystery. They have been in gardens for so long (since the early Middle Ages) that no one can connect them with any known wild species.An ancient plant, cultivated since medieval times. Thought to have been brought back to England from the Crusades, ("hoc" being Anglo-Saxon for "mallow"). These are the old, single forms that are so hard to come by now, in mixed shades of pink, rose and white. A cottage garden classic. Biennial, but self-seeds. 8 ft. Sun. Z 3 - 10. Late summer.
- Pkt - 50 seeds: 3.00
- Alcea rosea v. nigra
Listed by Gerard in the 16th century, this is an antique variety, grown by Jefferson at Monticello. Deep maroon, large single blossoms atop 6 - 8' stems. Beautiful! Grow in same conditions as regular Hollyhocks. Late summer.
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- Alchemilla alpina
Alpine Lady's Mantle
NOT AVAILABLE. Once thought too prim for country gardens, this diminutive beauty grows 6-12", with silver-green foliage and chartreuse blooms in summer. Its foliage alone makes it garden-worthy. Part/full shade; Z 3 - 7.
- Pkt - 40 seeds: 3.00
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- Alchemilla mollis
Introduced in 1874 and popular in Victorian times and cottage gardens of that era, this delightful plant grows to 12", and produces clusters of chartreuse blossoms over broad, heart-shaped leaves. The leaves have long been considered distinctive for the way the morning dew beads on them. Self-sows. Z 2-7.
- Althaea officinalis
Marshmallow; Certified Organic
1839. As its name indicates, this plant was once the prime ingredient in making marshmallows. It was also used medicinally for sore throats. It's a lovely plant, growing to 5' with grey, velvety leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in shades of rose, mauve or white in summer. Needs full sun & rich, moist soil. Z 3 - 9.
- Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'
Alkanet; Certified Organic
This cottage-garden classic, native to Italy, is a statuesque plant with a heavy clump of long, lance-shaped basal leaves and towering 4-5' spikes of rich blue, giant forget-me-not type flowers (they're from the same family). 'Dropmore' is a 1905 selection that is still stunning today. Blooms in late spring/early summer. Tomato cages help it stay upright after blooming. Z 3-10. Sun; well-drained soil.
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