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Daylily Frans Halls

By Flory – 1955

This historic daylily was named for the old Dutch painter Frans Halls whose famous work “The Laughing Cavalier” surely inspired the name. The bi-colored flowers of bright rusty orange/red alternating with solid gold surely brings a happy chuckle to the garden. This classic mid to late season bloomer holds 4 ½ flowers atop 24 inch well branched scapes. A dormant diploid, it is also a heavy bloomer, a good grower, and sports a creamy yellow midrib on the red petals.

Parentage: (Baggette × Cornell)

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Iris Neglecta

Collected by Hornemann – 1813

This Historic TB Iris is something of an enigma. If I remember the story goes that it was originally thought to be a species I. Neglecta but some believe that it was a naturally occurring hybrid between I. variegata and I. pallida or possibly I variegata and sambucina. There are multiple species of iris growing wild around the Mediterranean and it is uncertain if they are varieties or hybrid crosses of each other.  It was first sold commercially by Biltmore Nursery Iris Catalog in 1912. This little guy has probably under gone some natural selection over the last 200 years as well because you will notice that varieties of this selection sold by different sources are often not exactlyIris Neglecta (3)1 alike. To confuse things even more the title “Neglecta” has come to be used to name a “class” of iris that have a bi-tone color pattern featuring blue and white. Characteristics that this iris should show include dark rich purple falls that are netted with white and lavender standards. The beards are yellow. By today’s standards these would most likely be considered Miniature Tall Bearded. Although they are 2.5 feet tall the flowers are smaller than modern Tall Bearded Iris. They have a delicate form that is beautiful in a light wind.

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Daylily Stella De Oro

Daylily Stella de Oro

Daylily Stella de Oro

ht. 12″ – zone 3
Early mid-season, re-blooming, extended season, slightly fragrant.
She is a classic and still a great performer.
Bright yellow
dormant, diploid

We also have a clump price for this one.

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Iris Honorabile

The original Honorabile was hybridized by Lemon 1840 and came from France.

This historic plant is a intermediate bearded that stands about 18” and is hardy and prolific. The standards are golden yellow and the falls are flecked bronze and mahogany on a yellow background.

Several sports have developed from Honorabile including Joseph’s Coat, Kaleidoscope, Shersin-Wright and Sans Souci. There has been much discussion in the trade over the last few years regarding which is the real Honorabile. Some think that the original had darker falls and that the iris that is commonly sold as Honorabile is actually Sans Souci. In any case, this is one that will be around for many years to come.

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Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

By Sass-McDade – 1933

Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

This intermediate bearded iris is dark violet blue with white beards, we call it electric blue.

She is a Historic Iris that is about 20” tall and, wow; she is very reliable, vigorous, prolific and hardy. The stems don’t tip like some of the taller ones do. She is one of the first to bloom, in May, and then does some re-blooming during the rest of the iris season.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1936, Award of Merit 1937.

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Iris California Gold

By Mohr; 1933

Historic tall bearded (TB); 2 ½-3 feet tall; zone 3

Golden yellow standards, falls and beards with white markings on the hafts.

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Hosta Paradigm

By Walden/West – 1999

Hosta of the year in 2007; this beauty really is a good example of a model perennial.  ‘Paradigm’ comes from the Greek word paradeigma, which means “pattern”, “example” or “model.”  It also won the Alex Summers Award in 2010.  A large hosta at 20” with 2 foot scapes it is a bright gold with blue margins and can spread to 3 feet wide when mature. It is a sport of Abiqua Recluse (H. White Vision x Sum and Substance). The glossy leaves intensify in color as the season goes on and it is moderately corrugated with really heavy substance. A wonderful specimen it is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer.

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Hosta Lancifolia

Engler 1888/AHS 1993

Hosta Lancifolia

Hosta Lancifolia

This is the old standby. We call it “Joe Hosta”. Soon you’ll be giving shovels full of it to your friends, because it increases rapidly.

‘Lancifolia’ was the first hosta introduced to Western botany. No one really knows where it originally came from but it showed up in 1692 by Kaempfer and then was taken to Holland in 1829 by Von Siebold. It is thought to come from the sieboldii line.

Mature plants are 2 feet across, a foot tall and mound shaped.

The lance-shaped leaves are about 5” x 3” and are smooth and a shiny. The top surface is a medium green and the underside is a glossy lighter green. The undulated leaves have 5-6 veins. The green scape has reddish dots on it.

The funnel-shaped violet flowers are striped. They bloom late, and are sterile. The plant looks similar to forcathayana which is fertile.

‘Lancifolia’ is both sun and drought tolerant but prefers light shade. Lancifolia is one of the first hostas to come up in the spring and one of the last to go dormant, making it one of the most reliable ground covers around. It is sometimes found under the names ‘Saji Giboshi’ or ‘Koba Giboshi’.

You will get plenty of extra eyes with this one.

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Hosta Ellerbroek

Hylander/AHS 1987

Hosta Fortuni Aureomarginata aka Ellerbroek

Hosta Fortuni Aureomarginata aka Ellerbroek

This sport of fortune Hyacinthina was originally from Germany but is now one of the most popular hostas anywhere. This is because of its rapid growth and lack of problems.

It has dark green leaves with a crisp gold edge and will take some sun and hold its color even in very hot weather. The leaves are 10” x 8” and oval, coming to a point at the end. The have a matte finish and recessed veins.

The flowers are lavender on 2 foot scapes in late July and August.

The plant that can be 2.5 feet across and 1.5 feet high and it has a classic mounded form.

Ellerbroek sometimes goes by other names like Aureomarginata, Gold Crown and Yellow Edge.

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Hosta Hyacinthina

By Siebold (discovered), Hylander (named as a species in 1954), Schmid (registered as a cultivar in 1987)

Hosta Fortunei Hyacinthina

Hosta Fortunei Hyacinthina

‘Fortunei Hyacinthina’; sometimes just called ‘Hyacinthina’, is a hosta that has produced more sports than any other. It has been around awhile, so is also one of the most used hostas of all time in its own right. Fortuni was changed from a species to a cultivar when it was discovered that many of the plants that were in the fortune species were unrelated. It is very dark green to a little blue, slightly glaucous, and silver grey underneath. It is fertile and holds lavender flowers on 30” scapes. This hosta quickly forms a mound that gets 1 1/2’ tall and 2-3 feet wide. The leaves are about 9 by 7”.

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