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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
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Including Andropogon gerardii, and Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’
Historically renowned as the sod our ancestors broke their backs busting, Big Bluestem is the most widespread of all the prairie grasses. Its regal and wild color show makes it a must in our garden. Growing to great size, the stand’s lush, blue-blushed summer greenery becomes a burgundy and
copper glory at first frost. Soaring three-pronged red seed heads beg its other common name, Turkeyfoot.
Reliable, heat tolerant and sturdy, Andropogon gerardii thrives in poorly drained clay to dry sandy soils, and easily transitions the outskirts of your garden into the wild meadow beyond.
Blooms late August–October.
Size: 5' 0"–8' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Andropogon gerardii (G-0448)
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This recent Intrinsic Perennial Garden introduction is
quickly earning kudos for its spectacular shades of red
and long-lived amenable character. August brings rich
cardinal red accents to lush dark green blades that define
a substantial straight-up clump, while unique threebranched
inflorescences with bright red pollen sacs sway
above. Strutting fiery scarlet-red and burgundy colors
by the first frost, aptly named 'Red October' provides
welcome cover for nesting birds and makes a galvanizing
addition to a mixed planting, meadow garden or naturalized
Blooms July – October.
Size: 5' 0"–6' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 3.
Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ (G-0539)
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June 24, 2pm-4:30pm
• Learn how to create outdoor "rooms" and develop dynamic design schemes. Discover an array of awe-inspiring pollinator friendly plants, plus much more.
• Free refreshments & questions welcome!
Current Staff's Favorite Plant
Sterling Spring blooming shrubs, plus head-turning Perennials.
Here’s the tall and short of it…
Sterling spring blooming shrubs, all dressed in classy green leaves and crisp white flowers.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ is the largest of our featured shrubs, fashioning graceful somewhat horizontal branches adorned with snowy lace caps. Cultivated since 1868, well-loved Spiraea x vanhouttei makes a shapely low maintenance addition to sunny mixed borders, while smaller-statured Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko' offers a galaxy of dainty white blooms perfect for the rockery, nestled along steps or in a container.
Head turning Perennials
Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year.
Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials.
Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend.
Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's June 2017 Newsletter Link
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