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This genus deserves its lofty names, which mean
“eagle” and “dove,”
because its intricate flowers have been said to
resemble birds in flight. Beyond the symbolism of the
flowers, the finely textured, widely varied species possess
a gracefulness that is likely to carry you to heights
of enjoyment. Whether delicate dwarfs or bold,
long-spurred varieties, Columbines are characterized
by fernlike three-lobed leaves. They are best suited
for naturalizing in a semishaded woodland, but the smaller species will thrive in a rock garden with
Some 75 years ago, Joseph Rock gathered seed from this elegant beauty in China’s Szechwan kingdom. Elevated on stems that mimic a dancer’s grace, the pendant flowers are richly colored in deep lilac shades. White-edged
corollas enhance the large, short-spurred blooms above a pleasing foliar mound.
Size: 15"–20" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Aquilegia rockii (P-1246)
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Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'
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Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Salvia.
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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