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Acis (Leucojum) autumnale Acis (Leucojum) autumnalis

One of the sweetest little bulbs imaginable!  Summer dormant with dainty white flowers on 6"  stems appearing in Aug into Sept.  This grows in Portugal, Gibralter and Morocco and is just as happy growing with Madrona in the PNW as it is Olives back home.  Grassy foliage up in fall and winter.

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Aristolochia baetica Aristolochia baetica

Andalusian Dutchman's Pipe.  Native to Portugal, Spain and hopping across Gibraltar to North Africa, this curious vine with its heart-shaped leaves always gives pause with its small mahogany-purple flowers shaped like trippy little saxophones.  We find it nigh unto impossible to walk by without stopping to admire the pixie quirkiness.  Comparatively large seed pods follow the flowers.

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Aristolochia sempervirens Aristolochia sempervirens

Quirky little evergreen vine from the Mediterranean that brings delight far out of proportion to the size of its flowers. Small curved pipe-like flowers are a subtle burnished pale flesh on the outside accented by thin reddish lines.  The flared pipe bowl is a perky yellow with faint lines in the back of the throat and a rim of umber, delicately whiskered.

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Asphodelus aestivus Asphodelus aestivus

This has grown - quite literally - into one of our favorite plants.  Much like an Eremurus or Foxtail Lily in effect as it gets long basal strappy leaves and a tall branched flower spike with lots of pale peach tinted white flowers.  The foliage withers away in summer and we leave the dried seedheads standing tall.

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Asphodelus albus Asphodelus albus

White Asphodel.  From Spain to North Africa and over to the Balkans, this has done very well for us in our garden.  Narrow leaves in small clumps with flower stems 2'-3' tall and perhaps with greater maturity, to 4', and which bear showy starry white flowers.  We also enjoy the darker round seed capsules which extends the interest.  This will go summer dormant

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Colchicum corsicum Colchicum corsicum

Safe to say this an uncommon species in the trade.  Our buddy Claire Cockroft gave some some grassy little seedlings some years back and we now have them up to blooming size.  Attaboy's all around!  A demure species with small leaves and small pinkish-lilac flowers in late summer into fall.  A perfect bit of bulbous panache for the rock garden.

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Eryngium maritimum Eryngium maritimum

Truly a Sea Holly as this Eryngium is a dune plant throughout a good part of Europe.  Hard to beat texturama for the dry garden, Mediterranean style or really, an ol' garden as long as you aren't too nice to it.  Good drainage in lean soil and you can bask in the splendor of the gray, lightly spiny foliage and the small light purple flower buttons.

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Ferula communis ssp.glauca Ferula communis subsp. glauca

An awesome umbellifer, this Giant Fennel remains a humble umbel with soft, textural foliage that is content to play a strong supporting role in the garden until it is time to flower.  That's when the paparazzi show up snapping photos of it's flower stalk up to 14' tall with heads of small yellow flowers. At that point, this umbel wants to rumble since it is obvious that it is head and shoulders above the rest of the perennials.

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness' Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'

A white flowered variant of this familiar Geranium whose flowers are backed by a green calyx rather than pink which adds to its overall indispensable lightness of being. The paler than normal green leaves accentuate this and makes this valuable for brightening a somber corner or tempering hotter colors.  Takes dry shade - very tough.

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Glaucium Glaucium grandiflorum x flavum hybrids

Officially Xeric Awesome Perennial. Seeds we got from Panayoti Kelaidis' home garden in Denver. This has rosettes of foliage which erupt in early summer to 2'-3' branched displays of orange to yellow poppy flowers. Nifty seed pods too. This really wants good drainage and hot sun and you will be smitten by the Horned Poppy.

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Globularia trichosantha DHTU0026 Globularia trichosantha DHTU0026

One of the classic alpines for rock gardens and one that should be on the "Easy Alpines for Beginners" list if it isn't already.  Low tight mats of small evergreen leaves topped by fuzzy spherical  violet-blue flowers in early summer, this looks good all the time.  This particular one is from a Hinkley collection in Turkey.

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Halimium lasianthum 'Sandling' Halimium lasianthum 'Sandling'

We adore the Halimiums as they have proved to be amply hardy here at Far Reaches, the nearest thing to a Russian Steppe that western Washington offers.  Low growing evergreen shrub clad in grayish foliage and not shy at all yellow flowers with precise carmine pyramids at the base of each petal.  Good drainage.

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Iris unguicularis Iris unguicularis

Algerian Iris.  Nothing like this evergreen Mediterranean prize.  This blooms depending on the weather as early as November but generally the main flowering is in February with short-stemmed good-sized light lavender blue flowers.  We cut the leaves back to 6" in Nov to best see the flowers.  Newly potted strong divisions.

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Leuzea conifera Leuzea conifera

Pinecone Thistle.  Pretty cool 6"-12" tall plant from dry pine woods and wastelands in southern Europe and northern Africa.  The spineless gray-green, thistle-like leaves, are felted gray-white underneath and are a perfect accompaniment to the art project flowers.  Tufts of filamentous purplish flowers erupt from hefty cones of overlapping, feathered brown scales.

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Myrtus communis ssp. tarentina Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina

Dwarf form of Sweet Myrtle that should be a great addition to the evergreen shrub palette here in PT. Hardiness is increased with less water in summer and likes a nice sunny spot - we can do this!   Aromatic foliage when crushed with small fragrant white flowers late summer.  This has got to be deer resistant although the cute vermin are cultivating a palette for deer-proof food.

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Paeonia corsica syn. mascula ssp. russoi Paeonia corsica (syn. mascula ssp. russoi)

One of the finest of the species Peonies, this Mediterranean goody is among the first to bloom in spring.  Fabulous new growth and very showy single pink flowers.  If you want scent, get a hybrid.  If you want class, here you go.  This is a stunning and very good plant.  Good well drained soil.

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Prospero autumnale (syn. Scilla autumnalis) Prospero autumnale (syn. Scilla autumnalis)

Grown from wild collected seed in Europe, this tough but dainty in appearance bulb is valuable for flowering in the fall.  In late summer long after the thin grassy leaves have disappeared, stems to 10" bear numerous lilac-pink flowers,  Good for the rock garden or naturalizing.  We've grown it for 30 years - it's durable!

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Ptilostemon afer Ptilostemon afer

Very cool biennial Thistle relative that is flat out gorgeous in foliage and further piles it on with midsummer lavender-pink Thistle flowers. Pretty fun with some of the dark-leaved Dahlias. Stunning first year rosettes that ramp up to purplish thistleacious flowers the next year. This will self-sow a bit, thank goodness.

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