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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 Marrubium incanum, and Marrubium rotundifolium
Our selections emphasize pearly flanneled leaves and tidy unflappable habits that readily acquiesce to hot, dry desolate sites. Well-drained soil ensures Horehoundís prosperity, while other drought tolerant plants such as Oregano, Thyme and Lavender make ideal companions.
A stellar silvery perennial for the moonlit garden, this tough Mediterranean herb spotlights felted, scalloped and toothed gray-green leaves with white woolly undersides, staged beneath snowy whorled flowers.
Dry, well-drained niches make Horehound prosper, while other drought tolerant plants such as Oregano, Thyme and Lavender make ideal companions. Acquiescent to intense heat and otherwise unflappable, it also has medicinal uses, yielding an essential oil that exhibits strong antimicrobial properties
Blooms June – July.
Size: 16" high x 18"–20" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Marrubium incanum (P-1660)
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Indigenous to Turkey’s dry, higher elevations, this energetic and drought tolerant perennial couples dashing silver-rimmed foliage with a brawny semievergreen habit. Small rounded gray-green leaves donning frosted undersides define the dense velvet-soft shimmering patch. A no-fuss tactile delight that cherishes lean well-drained soil, but detests hot humid summers, Silverheels Horehound can edge a path, cascade over a pot, spill down a slope or adorn the rockery.
Size: 4"–6" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Marrubium rotundifolium (P-1942)
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Soft-as-velvet, crinkle-edged and reminiscent of scallop shells, the diminutive rounded leaves are ash green on top and a fuzzy frosted celadon below. Tightset textural foliage and downy white stems weave a low, pearl-hued cushion-like mat that stages leafy flower stems with whorled, small rosy mauve blooms. Possessing an unwavering tenacity, this good-looking evergreen ground cover cavorts throughout southern Spain and northwest Africa, and can charm a niche in the rockery or along a path in your garden.
Size: 10"–12" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Marrubium supinum (P-1765)
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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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“I found Digging Dog in a gardening magazine and am so thrilled I did. I went to their website after reading about them and was so impressed I immediately placed an order ( after checking with Garden Watchdog of course !) My plants were delayed 3 weeks due to the hot weather. Each Monday someone from Digging Dog called, explained the situation and explained the delay. What service!! My plants arrived today happy healthy and good size. I could not be happier and will shop Digging Dog much in the future.”
~F.L. in New Hampshire
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