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A botanical "Renaissance
Man", Actaea is at home in an informal garden, a refined border or in an arrangement for opening night at the Met. Their ambrosial perfume floats through the air as they brighten their surroundings. Actaea is happiest in moist, humus-enriched soil and bright shade; otherwise it´s carefree and low maintenance.
An 1805 discovery by German-born Frederick Pursh
in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North
Carolina, this superb hard-to-find American native
sprouts broad ample-sized foliage, distinctive for its
handsome Maple-like appearance. Straight emerald-hued
steadfast stems, bearing fragrant creamy white
floral candles, tower above a leafy verdant clump.
Appalachian Bugbane can be ensconced near Athyrium
'Ghost', where it vows luminous late season accents,
deer resistance and easy care.
Size: 4' 0"–4-1/2' high x 2' 0"–2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 4.
Actaea cordifolia (P-1828)
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Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'
Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
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.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 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