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Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal
his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk
remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions
and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant
the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads enhance horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fernlike foliage and strong
straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading
and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on
neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in
the fall if cut back in midsummer.
Named for the ivory-white color that the pale
yellow flowers turn with age, ‘Alabaster’ blooms late and, with dried seed heads, keeps our interest well into winter. Its form is stiff and upright and its foliage gray-green, making an excellent neighbor for Aster ‘Little Carlow’ or grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis ‘Nippon’.
Size: 2-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Alabaster’ (P-0239)
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The plants featured in our vignette: Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud', Crocosmia 'Harlequin', Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'
Splendid September Plants, Winsome vignettes for sunny or shady garden nooks, September Splendor Sale!
Meld intriguing texture and lively colors for a splendid September display.
As Summer draws to a close....
September is a transitory month in the garden. As summer’s end approaches, the shadows are growing longer and the days are becoming shorter. This time of year may find some landscapes a tad lackluster. When designing your garden, you may wish to include plants that remain perky thoughout the season or experience their heyday now. The plants featured in this newsletter provide a lot of late season oomph and promise to beckon you down the pathways of your garden.
Our next guided Saturday Stroll is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early September 2017 Newsletter Link
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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
Tuesday by appointment only