at Digging Dog
Looking for a bold toughie to beautify that problem area in your garden? Trachystemon orientalis may be your answer.
Whether the spot is sunny or shady, dry or moist, or over rough terrain, this Borage family member will rapidly fill it in with a thick, weed-smothering cover of handsome, coarse textured dark green leaves—hairy, immense, many up to a foot long, and heart-shaped—attached to long petioles. Heralding spring, starry blue, white-throated flowers carried on branched hairy pink stems are reminiscent of Dodecatheon blooms and make their appearance before the wavy-edged foliage bursts forth in late spring.
Its native haunts are Bulgaria and northern Turkey, and here in our garden it intermingles with Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’ and Euphorbia ‘Great Dixter’, creating a dynamic array of foliar colors and textures.
Size: 18" high x 2' 0" & spreading; hardy to zone 6.
Trachystemon orientalis (P-1356)
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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