False Bugbane

Beesia

A fabulous Dan Hinkley introduction, from a 1998 Sichuan Province collecting trip, False Bugbane sports slender spikes of dainty white flowers poised above dapper heart-shaped leathery foliage with a marooninfused lacquer-like sheen. The low growing evergreen rosette slowly forms a splendid undemanding ground cover that is further enhanced by intriguing venation, softly toothed foliar margins and purplish brown petioles. Beesia deltophylla belongs to the Buttercup family and is well-suited for the woodlands or underneath high canopies, where it glimmers amid companions such as Corydalis, Cyclamen or Ferns and revels in moist but not soggy compost-enriched soil.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 18" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461

The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October.

Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312

With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November.

Selinum wallichianum - P-1406

This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels.

Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.

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