Saturday, February 9, 2008


ACHILLEA Anthea -- Yarrow

CENTAUREA montana Gold Bullion -- Bachelor's Button (see left)

DIANTHUS Greystone -- Dianthus (duh)

ECHINOPS Arctic Glow -- Globe Thistle

EUPHORBIA dulcis Chameleon -- Cushion Spurge

TRADESCANTIA Sweet Kate -- Virginia Spiderwort

CARYOPTERIS Longwood Blue -- Bluebeard

ITEA virginica Little Henry -- Sweetspire

MICROBIOTA Decussata -- Siberian / Russian Cypress


Kathy said...

Wow. That is some centaurea. I had never seen that one before.

Benjamin Vogt said...

It's definitely one of the plants I'm excited to get!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Hardy to zone 3, Kathy. Cold enough for you?

Kathy said...

Oh, I grow a different cultivar of Centaurea that I got from Seneca Hill Perennials, and before that I had the passalong plant, so I knew it was hardy.

Unknown said...

Whoa... you actually ordered the echinops that I've been drooling over for the past two years. I can't wait to see how it does for you.

Benjamin Vogt said...

BG--I debated about the globe thistle; it sure looks neat, and will fit in nice in one "bed" I have, but reports say it's a prickly, spreading bonanza. Still, it's a late summer bloomer so tops on my list, too.

Anonymous said...

I've had 'Gold Bullion' in the garden and it petered out on me - not as vigorous as the species by any comparison. Mind you, I only put it on trial for the one plant; it survived the first winter and disappeared that second summer. The species by comparison thrived in that location the next season. It has also been problematic in production nurseries with the same problems (so I'm told by friends). Your results will hopefully vary.I'll look forward to hearing how it did for you.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Doug--Well, I don't like to hear that! I very much appreciate your letting me know about it though. It sure seems that, the more and more I get into this on my 1500 feet, the more it seems a crap shoot with plants. In the catalogs they are all perfect wonderful things, but in the dirt, who knows!