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DRABA create one of the first big shows in the spring rock garden; it is always a treat to watch the bees picking out flowers emerging from the melting snow. Below you will find easy and indestructible forms for the open garden as well as fuzz balls choice enough for your best lump of tufa or trough. Try potting a few in show pans in the manner of the Europeans, even non rock gardeners will turn their heads.



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Dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon meadia

Nice form of the common eastern species; white or occasionally pink flowers on scapes to 18" or so, prefers rich moist soil and the sort of site that befits candelabra Primulas
$8.00

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Dodecatheon meadia Prachtmischung

Dodecatheon meadia Prachtmischung

German selection this time with red flowers which are somewhat unusual in media, I wouldn't be surprised to find they are actually hybrids.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Dodecatheon pulchellum

Dodecatheon pulchellum

A widespread and quite variable species pulchellum generally has rich deep pink flowers on medium sized plants, these are seeded from good German garden forms and should be nice.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Draba dedeana

Draba dedeana

I have high hopes for these, the rosettes are large and very hard looking as good as any stiff Draba I have ever grown; Mojmir collected them from rock crevices at 1500m near Cuenca Spain, where they form hard cushions of spiny rosettes 10cm across. They are not wet sensitive, indeed for such a choice Draba culture is positively easy, flowers are white and the best forms have huge broad petaled flowers, not the squinny narrow crap you get from the seed exchanges, Mojmir described these as large flowered, and I am waiting anxiously for the first flowers this winter. At its best dedeana is the finest of the white flowered Drabas.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji Blue'

Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji Blue'

An attractive species from Northeastern Asia that is closely related to D. ruyschianum, it forms a neat dark green mound of foliage topped by terminal spikes of blue flowers.
$8.00

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Dracocephalum austriacum

Dracocephalum austriacum

Dracocephalum austriacum is a very rare species growing in rocky habitats. Foot high with scapes whorled in blue violet dragonheads. The general area of distribution includes Ciscaucasia, West and South Transcaucasia, Middle Europe, the Balkan Peninsula and Anatolia where it is considered an endangered species.
$8.00

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Dracocephalum renatii

Dracocephalum renatii

Nice, suitable for a larger rock garden with 3.5 cm creamy white flowers flushed red on the tube, born on foot high leafy stems, from the mountains of Morocco____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Dracocephalum rupestre

Dracocephalum rupestre

The deep violet blue flowers are 3-5cm long, on plants usually less than a foot tall, a Chinese species often confused with grandiflorum_____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Dracocephalum ruyschianum

Dracocephalum ruyschianum

Nordic Dragonhead (sounds kinky) to 16"-24", and forming neat bushlets of attractive foliage. Lovely blue flowers but a little to large for even the biggest rock garden but tidy plants.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Dudleya edulis 03 247

Dudleya edulis 03 247

Tired of barbequed goat tacos how about Kiviak, a traditional Eskimo Christmas feast that is sure to get you talked about, it takes a bit of planning. First, kill a seal (clubbing is best as you want no holes in the skin) skin it out through the mouth to produce a seal shaped bag. Find some nesting Auks (Puffins or seabirds can work) stuff the seal with whole birds (feathers and all) along with their eggs and some seaweed. Sew up mouth and bury for eight months or so, Dig it up and scrape out the resulting goop. Kiviak is great but it needs a little something extra we suggest you garnish it with Dudleya edulis before serving. You'll need something special for desert to get the taste out of your mouth, we suggest fully ripe Durian.
$8.00

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