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AQUILEGIA An indispensable but sexually promiscuous genus, (only wild collected material is likely to be pure), with ample material for rock gardens and perennial borders alike, the various species will cross and seed, persisting forever in the garden despite being individually rather short lived. Unfortunately unless some new genetic material is introduced on a regular basis they tend to degrade into ugly mongrel looking things fit more for leaf miners and sawflies than anything else, and rest assured if you grow columbines you are virtually certain to have one or both of these nuisances. A problem easily controlled with Marathon or other systemic insecticide applied prior to their appearance. Alternatively, you can do nothing, because even if plants are defoliated they quickly grow new leaves and are seldom killed. Don't let the bugs dissuade you, if you grow a diverse selection and frequently introduce new blood you will be amply rewarded with a fantastic floral display.



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Arenaria hookeri desertorum

Arenaria hookeri desertorum

A gem from the west, somewhat intractable in cultivation but very desirable, every bit as choice as Lepidium nanum; hard domes of tiny needle like leaves, stemless white flowers; Ron's collection from Cedar Mtn. at 7550' where the pulvinate cushions cling to exposed conglomerate outcrops in an area of Pinyon/Juniper woodland.
$12.00

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Armeria 'Nifty Thrifty'

Armeria 'Nifty Thrifty'

A very attractive new variegated form with long slender leaves, from a distance the plant has an overall lime green cast, however up close the variegation is quite evident.___ZONE 4
$12.00

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Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'

This is one of our better new acquisitions for this year. The dark foliage is reddish purple especially in spring flowers are typical maritima.___ZONE 4
$12.00

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Artemisia caucasica

Artemisia caucasica

Low silver cushions, reaching 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall and around. Flowers aren't notable, you grow this one for the dense, silvery leaves. Native to dry, stoney slopes, so good drainage is a must. Full sun, and should be hardy to zone 5, at least.
$8.00

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Artemisia glacialis

Artemisia glacialis

Silvery cushions even more condensed than genipii, Farrer liked it (although he preferred chewing on genipii, like coca it provides extra energy at high altitude, genipii must have been good, he raved about it); glacialis is great in a dry sand bed.___ZONE 4
$8.00

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Aruncus aethusifolius

Aruncus aethusifolius

Native to Japan and Korea, A. aethusifolius is very similar to A. parvulus with wonderful, 1' mounds of finely dissected leaves, topped by short plumes of white flowers. It tolerates everything from pondsides to dry shade and becomes a remarkably tight bun if grown in full sun.___ZONE 4
$12.00

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