Our Plants

This is an ongoing list of the plants that we carry at our nursery.  THIS IS NOT YET A COMPLETE LIST!!!  It is a work in progress...and we hope to have it finished soon. Be patient!

Please call 802-785-2167 or email kevin@ecbrownsnursery.com to get a full listing.

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Fagus grandifolia

Fagus grandifolia

Common Name: American Beech

Dark-green, glossy, prominently veined leaves turn copper-colored in the fall and hold on most of the winter. Beechnuts are among the most important of wildlife food.  American Beech was recognized by the colonists, who already knew the famous, closely related European Beech. American Beech is a handsome shade tree and bears similar edible beechnuts, which are consumed in quantities by wildlife, especially squirrels, raccoons, bears, other mammals, and game birds.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Rohan Obelisk'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohan Obelisk'

Common Name: Rohan Obelisk European Beech

A columnar form, with coppery purple leaves that take on green tones as the summer burns on. The leaves are lobed on this large growing selection.

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Fargesia rufa

Fargesia rufa

Common Name: Green Panda Bamboo

Native to western China. Favorite food of the Giant Panda. Needs organic soils with good drainage. Thrives in sun and also tolerates shade. Use in a variety of ways and at any place in the garden, as solitary specimen, as hedges or as a screen.

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Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers'

Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers'

Common Name: Blue Whiskers Blue Fescue

The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the season progresses.

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Festuca x 'Cool as Ice'

Festuca x 'Cool as Ice'

Common Name: Cool as Ice Blue Fescue

The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the season progresses.

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Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'

Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'

Common Name: Golden Meadowsweet

 Leaves gradually turn gold-green as the summer progresses. Branched, terminal, astilbe-like panicles (corymbs) of tiny, fragrant, creamy white flowers bloom in early to mid-summer. Best if grown in some shade and moister soils.

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Forsythia x 'Coutasol'

Forsythia x 'Coutasol'

Common Name: Gold Tide Forsythia

GOLD TIDE is a dwarf forsythia cultivar that is noted for its compact-spreading shape, typically growing to only 20” tall but spreading to as much as 4’ wide. It features light yellow flowers that appear in profusion before the leaves emerge in late winter to early spring. Early bloom makes this shrub a true harbinger of spring.

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Forsythia x 'Helios'

Forsythia x 'Helios'

Common Name: Helios Forsythia

Enjoy the cheerful yellow blooms indoors, too, by cutting branches for forcing in late winter to very early spring. Foliage turns muted purple tones in fall.

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Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

Common Name: Meadowlark Forsythia

Semi-arching habit, showy bright yellow blooms then healthy green foliage throughout the summer. Cut the branches in earliest spring before they flower, put them in a vase of water, and soon you’ll have the first bouquet of the yea

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Forsythia x 'Northern Sun'

Forsythia x 'Northern Sun'

Common Name: Northern Sun Forsythia

Northern Sun is a new forsythia which is specifically recommended for landscape use in Minnesota and other northern areas where common Forsythia intermedia cultivars are not reliably hardy. This cultivar has produced a spectacular display of yellow flowers very early in he spring following winter temperatures of -30F.

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Forsythia x 'Show Off Starlet'

Forsythia x 'Show Off Starlet'

Common Name: Show Off Starlet Forsythia

It has the same fabulous flower display you get with Show Off forsythia, but in a smaller package. This new dwarf forsythia is a mass of bright yellow spring flowers from base to tip.

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Forsythia x 'Show Off Sugar Baby'

Forsythia x 'Show Off Sugar Baby'

Common Name: Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia

This miniature, upright selection delivers more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display.

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Forsythia x 'Show Off'

Forsythia x 'Show Off'

Common Name: Show Off Forsythia

Show Off is not your typical Forsythia! It is compact and full of blooms from the ground to the ends of every stem. Older varieties can become out of control and often become victims of pruning. 

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Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla gardenii

Common Name: Dwarf Fothergilla

Features terminal, bottlebrush-like spikes (1-2" long) of tiny, fragrant, apetulous, ivory white flowers. Flower color comes from the showy stamens (white filaments and yellowish anthers). Flowers appear in spring, usually before the foliage emerges. Rounded to oblong, leathery, dark green leaves (to 2.5" long) turn varying shades of red, orange and yellow in fall.

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Fothergilla gardenii 'Harold Epstein'

Fothergilla gardenii 'Harold Epstein'

Common Name: Harold Epstein Dwarf Fothergilla

Originally classified as a separate species, F. parvifolia; later investigations have placed it within F. gardenii. It is a diminuitive shrub with a low, dense, mounding form that slowly reaches a height of 10-12 inches and a width of 16 to 18 inches in about five years. 

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Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major

Common Name: Large Fothergilla

Features terminal, bottlebrush-like spikes (1-2" long) of tiny, fragrant, apetulous, ivory white flowers. Flower color comes from the showy stamens (white filaments and yellowish anthers). Flowers appear in spring, usually before the foliage emerges. Rounded to oblong, leathery, dark green leaves (to 2.5" long) turn varying shades of .red, orange and yellow in fall

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Fothergilla x 'Mt Airy'

Fothergilla x 'Mt Airy'

Common Name: Mt Airy Fothergilla

Flowers have a honey-scented frangance. Leathery, ovate to obovate leaves (2-4” long) are dark green above and bluish gray beneath. Foliage turns excellent shades of yellow, orange and red-purple in fall.

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Fothergilla x intermedia 'Blue Shadows'

Fothergilla x intermedia 'Blue Shadows'

Common Name: Blue Shadows Fothergilla

Fothergilla is a trouble-free, sttractive shrub beautiful all year. In the fall, the foliage turns lovely shades of yellow, orange, and red.  ‘Blue Shadow’ grows to 5′ tall and 5′ wide in full sun to part shade. 

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Fothergilla x intermedia 'Sea Spray'

Fothergilla x intermedia 'Sea Spray'

Common Name: Sea Spray Witch Alder

Fothergilla is a trouble-free, sttractive shrub beautiful all year.

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Fragaria 'Allstar'

Fragaria 'Allstar'

Common Name: AllStar June Bearing Strawberry

This widely adapted variety has performed consistently well from the East to central Midwest. It is highly resistant to red stele, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt.

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Fragaria 'Annapolis'

Fragaria 'Annapolis'

Common Name: Annapolis Strawberry

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Fragaria 'Earliglow'

Fragaria 'Earliglow'

Common Name: Earlyglow June Bearing Strawberry

Fruit size tends to decrease as the season progresses.  Earliglow plants are very vigorous and runner well.  This variety has good resistance to red stele and intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Recommended for beginners. "Wonderful strawberry flavor" is this variety's trademark.

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Fragaria 'Evie 2'

Fragaria 'Evie 2'

Common Name: Evie 2 Ever-Bearing Strawberry

An improvement over the Everest, this day-neutral is easier to grow, higher yielding and less sensitive to the warm summer temperatures that shut down day-neutral production in the East and Midwest. 

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Fragaria 'Honeoye'

Fragaria 'Honeoye'

Common Name: Honeoye June Bearing Strawberry

Home gardeners will also appreciate its excellent freezing quality. Optimum flavor is produced by growing this variety in medium to light soil. Honeoye is a vigorous plant with no soil-disease resistance.  It remains our #1-selling, early-midseason variety.

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Fragaria 'Lipstick'

Fragaria 'Lipstick'

Common Name: Lipstick Ornamental Strawberry

Improved ornamental strawberry is slightly mounded in form with luscious dark green foliage, deep rose-red flowers appearing in April to June, then again in fall.

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Fragaria 'Mesabi'

Fragaria 'Mesabi'

Common Name: Mesabi June Bearing Strawberry

A midseason introduction from the University of Minnesota-USDA Cooperative Breeding program. Mesabi produces high yields of large berries, scarlet-red color with excellent flavor. Berries are smooth and shiny and hold their size well. Mesabi shows good winter hardiness.

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Fragaria 'Northeaster'

Fragaria 'Northeaster'

Common Name: Northeaster June Bearing Strawberry

Released by the USDA in 1996, this variety demonstrates excellent vigor and high disease resistance.

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Fragaria 'Seascape'

Fragaria 'Seascape'

Common Name: Seascape Strawberry

The University of California breeding program released this variety in 1992. This day-neutral has been highly successful for north eastern growers for summer and fall production.

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Fragaria 'Sparkle'

Fragaria 'Sparkle'

Common Name: Sparkle Strawberry

The best berry for jam and freezing, Sparkle has been known for flavorful, high-quality, attractive fruit for over 60 years

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Fragaria 'Wiona'

Fragaria 'Wiona'

Common Name: Wiona Strawberry

Recommended for difficult growing conditions and northern regions. Released from the University of Minnesota Breeding Program. Plants are vigorous, resistant to red stele, and have shown tolerance to black root-rot disease. A good choice for difficult growing conditions.

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Fragaria anassa 'Ruby Ann'

Fragaria anassa 'Ruby Ann'

Common Name: Ruby Ann Ornamental/Fruiting Strawberry

Improved ornamental/fruiting strawberry is slightly mounded in form with luscious dark green foliage, deep rose-red flowers appearing in April to June, then again in fall.

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Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

Fragaria x 'Natural Albino'

Common Name: Pine Berry

The Pineberry is not self-fertile... it needs pollen from a different variety to produce its distinctive fruit. We have chosen a red variety, Sonata Strawberry (U.S. Plant Patent #18,000) for cross pollination. It is another Dutch variety known for its distinctive flavor.

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Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Common Name: Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

 Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color in containers and will keep those vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.

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Gaillardia aristata 'Oranges & Lemons'

Gaillardia aristata 'Oranges & Lemons'

Common Name: Oranges & Lemons Blanket Flower

Each flower (to 2-3" diameter) features bright peach-orange rays with yellow tips surrounding a yellow central cone. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. U. S. Plant Patent PP17,092 was issued on September 12, 2006.

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Gaillardia x grandiflora Commotion 'Moxie'

Gaillardia x grandiflora Commotion 'Moxie'

Common Name: Moxie Blanket Flower

Commotion® Moxie is a long-blooming Blanket Flower that thrives in sun and won't sulk in dry weather once established. Deadheading and regular feeding encourage more profuse flowering. Deer resistant.

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Galtheria procumbens

Galtheria procumbens

Common Name: Creeping Winterberry

Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Gaylussacia baccata

Gaylussacia baccata

Common Name: Black Huckleberry

Fruit - raw or cooked. Deliciously spicy and sweet, they can be eaten out of hand or used in pies, preserves etc. They can also be dried for later use. The dried fruit can be ground into a powder then mixed with cereal flours to make bread. The fruit is rather seedy. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter.                       

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Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold'

Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold'

Common Name: Colorado Gold Treasure Flower

Bright yellow daisy-like flowers (2-3” diameter) bloom in early summer. Narrow, strap-shaped, dark green leaves are silvery beneath and, particularly in cool summer climates, can form an attractive ground cover when plants are not in bloom. 

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Gentiana dahurica

Gentiana dahurica

Common Name: Gentian

Flowers are blue with white spotted throats and are formed in the leaf axis and at the growing tips. In cooler regions like Ontario it can be grown in full sun where it will flower better than in part shade. It may self sow slightly near the mother plant but is not at all invasive. Once established it seems to be long lived and undemanding.

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Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

Common Name: Royal Stripes Gentian

The winter hardy plants originate from the Alps, and are perfect for alpine gardens, patio pots, rockery borders or even a sunny spot in the house. They will happily grow in acid soil. Flowers April-September. 

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Gentiana septemfida 'var. 'Lagodechiana''

Gentiana septemfida 'var. 'Lagodechiana''

Common Name: Summer Gentian

The Summer Gentians are among the easiest types for average garden conditions. Plants form a low, trailing mound of deep green, with cobalt-blue trumpet flowers appearing among the leaves in mid to late summer. 

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Alba'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Alba'

Common Name: White Flowering Bigroot Geranium

This groundcover hardy geranium grows best in rich moist to well-drained soil, but is tough and will tolerate sand and clay. Plant it in full sun to light or open shade. This plant requires very little maintenance. A light shearing in mid winter can tidy the foliage, but is not necessary.

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Common Name: Bevan's Bigroot Geranium

The weed blocking foliage creates a slowly spreading patch that is great filler around other perennials. It does not have an aggressive root system and will not harm the more delicate shallow root systems of plants like rhododendrons and azaleas. Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' works well growing in front of taller perennials such as Asters or Solidago.

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'

Common Name: Czakor Bigroot Geranium

Geraniums are very popular and for good reason. They are easy to grow and perfect for tucking in the garden border where they can stand alone or be used en masse. With a wide variety of foliage and flower colors to choose from, there is one for every garden.

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Common Name: Ingwersen's Bigroot Geranium

The species is found in southern Europe and this cultivar was collected by Walter Ingwersen on Mt Koprivnak in Montenegro in 1929 and introduced by his nursery Birch Farm in the 1930-31 catalogue as Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Var'.

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Geranium pratense 'Laura'

Geranium pratense 'Laura'

Common Name: Laura Cranesbill

Laura' is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with lobed, deeply-divided, mid-green leaves.

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Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Common Name: Max Frei Cranesbill

Useful as a very low growing groundcover in sun or part shade.

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Geranium sanguineum 'var. striatum'

Geranium sanguineum 'var. striatum'

Common Name: Pink Cranesbill

Useful as a very low growing groundcover in sun or part shade. Plants stand up well to a wide range of soil and climate conditions, including hot, humid weather. Easily divided in spring or fall. One of the best choices for massed plantings, filling in quickly to create a bushy groundcover. Often shows good bronzy-red fall colour.

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Geranium wallichianum 'Crystal Lake'

Geranium wallichianum 'Crystal Lake'

Common Name: Crystal Lake Cranesbill

Hosting a profusion of 1-½ in. wide, cup-shaped blooms. A sophisticated summer-time standout, trouble free ‘Crystal ake’ promises luminous accents anywhere you plant it.

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Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Common Name: Rozanne Cranesbill

Leave plenty of room to grow this wide spreading perennial. In one season, one vigorous plant will cover a 2-3 sq. foot area. It looks especially nice when complimented by yellow or chartreuse flowers or foliage. From Rozanne and Friends

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Geranium x 'Tiny Monster'

Geranium x 'Tiny Monster'

Common Name: Tiny Monster Cranesbill

Five-petaled, pink flowers (to 11/2” diameter) have dark wine-red veining. Primarily blooms in May and June with a sparser continued bloom occurring throughout the summer. Cut-leaf green foliage often turns attractive shades of purple-bronze in autumn.

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Geum 'Yim's Tangerine'

Geum 'Yim's Tangerine'

Common Name: Totally Tangerine Avens

The deep green, fuzzy foliage formed a compact mound which measured about 14” tall.  In full bloom, the plants measured a whopping 30” tall—the biggest Geum we’ve seen!  The bright apricot to tangerine orange flowers make an outstanding color statement in the garden. Leonard Perry of the University of Vermont says: “One of the top performers of all my new perennials, very robust habit.  I’m very impressed!”.  We think you will be too

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Ginkgo biloba 'Chase Manhattan'

Ginkgo biloba 'Chase Manhattan'

Common Name: Chase Manhattan Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous conifer (a true gymnosperm) that features distinctive, two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped leaves with diverging (almost parallel) veins. Ginkgos are dioecious (separate male and female trees). Female trees are considered to be undesirable because they produce seeds encased in fleshy, fruit-like coverings which, at maturity in autumn, are messy and emit a noxious, foul odor upon falling to the ground and splitting open.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Magyar'

Ginkgo biloba 'Magyar'

Common Name: Magyar Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous conifer (a true gymnosperm) that features distinctive, two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped leaves with diverging (almost parallel) veins. Ginkgos are dioecious (separate male and female trees). Female trees are considered to be undesirable because they produce seeds encased in fleshy, fruit-like coverings which, at maturity in autumn, are messy and emit a noxious, foul odor upon falling to the ground and splitting open.

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Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Common Name: Saratoga Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous conifer (a true gymnosperm) that features distinctive, two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped leaves with diverging (almost parallel) veins. Ginkgos are dioecious (separate male and female trees). Female trees are considered to be undesirable because they produce seeds encased in fleshy, fruit-like coverings which, at maturity in autumn, are messy and emit a noxious, foul odor upon falling to the ground and splitting open.

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Ginkgo biloba 'The President'

Ginkgo biloba 'The President'

Common Name: President Gold Maidenhair tree

Selected by Dr. Michael Dirr, it has a strong central leader and full branching when young, then develops a dense upright crown when mature.

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Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole'

Gleditsia triacanthos 'Suncole'

Common Name: Sunburst Honeylocust

 Emerging foliage is yellow, maturing to medium to dark green in summer before turning golden in the fall. Branches have zig-zag pattern.Small, greenish-yellow flowers appear in May through June though they don’t have any real ornamental significance. Bees are attracted to the fragrance of the bloom.

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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Common Name: Giant Rhubarb

They look best standing as specimen plants in a damp bog garden, or beside a large pond where the reflections reveal the undersides of the leaves. The stalks hold tiny red-brown flowers on erect panicles up to 1m (3ft) in height, followed by small red berry-like fruits.

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Gypsophila paniculata 'Danfestar'

Gypsophila paniculata 'Danfestar'

Common Name: Festival Star Baby's Breath

It makes the perfect cover up for dying bulb foliage or for perennials, such as poppies or bleeding hearts, that go dormant in summer. Baby's Breath also makes an excellent dried flower.

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Gypsophila paniculata 'DANGYP39'

Gypsophila paniculata 'DANGYP39'

Common Name: My Pink Baby's Breath

This is an upright well-branched bush-type that grows up to 3’ tall, so this large perennial is an effective covering for holes left by spring bulbs. 

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