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Erigeron

Fleabane

With a carefree guise that barely hints at their stalwart nature, Erigeron promises to embellish any little spot: cracks and crevices, window boxes, between paving stones or a border’s foreground. Content in well-draining sites, even those with sandy soil, these vigorous, no-nonsense perennials parade daisy-like blooms for months on end and can easily withstand periodic dry spells.

A slow-spreading stoloniferous evergreen, this fetching selection of our American native was discovered on Clarice Keeling’s Virginia Beach property near the banks of the Lynnhaven River. Butterfly-friendly, fringed, fine-rayed and abundant—the perky, yellow-centered, daisy-style white flowers impart a soft lavender blush atop sturdy foot-tall stems. Large paddle-shaped gray-green leaves with serrated margins and a fuzzy finish describe the tidy, thick, ground-hugging mat that possesses enough brawn to easily tackle heat, humidity, dry shade and lean soil, yet detests too much fertility.

Blooms May–June

Size: 6" – 12" high x 12" – 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

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Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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