(Cutler's Alpine Goldenrod)
Alpine goldenrod is a nicely clumping perennial that shows off spikes of yellow flowers from mid summer to late summer. A wildflower of the northeastern United States, it grows into a wide clumping mat that grows under knee height. Its yellow blossoms remain directly upon the main stems, creating drifts of small yellow columnheads over the cushion of dark green leaves.
Alpine goldenrod performs best when grown in full sun in well-draining soils with average fertility. Once established it demonstrates...
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(Cutler's Alpine Goldenrod, Goldrush Alpine Goldenrod)
Offering a dense compact habit and a late-summer bonanza of fuzzy golden-yellow flower clusters on erect stems, Goldrush is a floriferous selection of the eastern North American native Solidago cutleri. Plants form a dense slowly spreading clump of attractive lance-shaped leaves.
Alpine goldenrod performs best when grown in full sun in lean well-drained soils. Once established it demonstrates good drought tolerance and resistance to powdery mildew. Alpine goldenrod makes a nice specimen...
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(Indian Grass, Indian Steel Indian Grass)
Bearing feathery quills of golden flowers on tall erect stems, this clump-forming grass is native to prairies and open woodlands over much of North America. Appearing in late summer, the flower heads are held high above fountaining tussocks of knee-high, narrow-bladed leaves that flex gracefully at their tips. The gray-green to metallic-blue leaves assume bright rust colors in fall before fading to parchment tones. The golden-tan flower heads turn burgundy and bronze as they ripen their seed.
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(Silver Feather Grass)
A fountain of silver in the summer garden, this clump-forming perennial from southern Europe is among the slowest growing but most elegant and beautiful of ornamental grasses. Flowering from early to midsummer, its long, streaming, silky awns arch from the tips of waist-high stems like tresses of silver hair. They dance in the wind above wispy tussocks of long narrow arching gray-green leaves. The sharp, pointed seeds ripen and fall in late summer, posing a hazard underfoot.
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(Giant Feather Grass, Golden Oats)
One of the largest growing species of feather grass worldwide, Stipa gigantea becomes an impressive accent in gardens from midsummer through winter. This clumping perennial grass is native to Spain, Portugal and Morocco. It received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The deep green - perhaps with a hint of blue-green - leaves are thread-like and long. They create a large basal tuft on the giant feather grass. In midsummer, towering stems jut up from the mound of...
(Golden Feverfew, Golden Moss Feverfew)
A compact habit and yellow-green foliage makes 'Golden Moss' feverfew a stand out in the garden. The fragrant, feathery foliage is enhanced by small white daisy flowers that appear in summer. This short-lived self-sowing perennial has long been a popular garden ornamental. It was also used in Old Europe as a medicinal herb to relieve fever symptoms, headaches and arthritis. Some still use it as a natural herbal medicine today. Native to Europe and the Caucasus, its propensity to quickly spread has...
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(Feverfew, Snow Crown Feverfew)
Small, fully double blooms make 'Snow Crown' an excellent choice for border edges or cutting gardens. This vigorous feverfew has pungently scented feathery foliage and survives as a short-lived perennial, meaning it may survive two or three seasons. European in origin, it has also been grown as a medicinal herb to relieve fever symptoms, headaches and arthritis for more than 1000 years. Some still use it for natural herbal medicine today. Wild-type feverfew has a propensity to quickly spread by seed...
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(Feverfew, Tetrawhite Feverfew)
Clusters of long-stemmed, small, fully double blooms make 'Tetrawhite' an excellent choice for border edges or old-fashioned cutting gardens. This tall feverfew has pungently scented feathery foliage and survives as a short-lived perennial, meaning it may survive two or three seasons. European in origin, it has also been grown as a medicinal herb to relieve fever symptoms, headaches and arthritis for more than 1000 years. Some still use it for natural herbal medicine today. Wild-type feverfew has...
(Feverfew, Ultra Double White Feverfew)
Grown for its small white flowers and its pungent, feathery foliage, feverfew is a short-lived, prolifically self-sowing perennial that has long been popular in both medicinal and ornamental gardens. Its cultivar 'Ultra Double White' bears double white chrysanthemum-shaped blooms.
Ferny, deeply lobed, bright yellow-green leaves clothe the upright, branching, knee-high stems of this hardy perennial. Brushed or bruised foliage releases a strong, acridly spicy scent. The clustered, fully double...