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Iris cristata

Iris cristata

Iris cristata     Native     Z 3 - 8     part shade

[Crested iris]  Open shade with some sun in a loose woodland soil.  Short sword-like foliage reaches only six to eight inches in height.  Blooms are shades of blue-purple with white crests.  Cristata is one of our finer iris species from here locally, and a beautiful ground cover in good soil.

Transplant:  Mine are under a dogwood tree in one location in the garden, under deciduous azalea in another.  Both locations have trillium coming up through the iris blades.  Rhizomes look like little tree roots on a diet.  Brown, woody and wiry thin with swellings that become the plants above ground.  Transplant parallel to the soil surface no more than a couple of inches deep and mulch lightly.

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Iris cristata     Native     Z 3 - 8     part shade

[Crested iris]  Open shade with some sun in a loose woodland soil.  Short sword-like foliage reaches only six to eight inches in height.  Blooms are shades of blue-purple with white crests.  Cristata is one of our finer iris species from here locally, and a beautiful ground cover in good soil.

Transplant:  Mine are under a dogwood tree in one location in the garden, under deciduous azalea in another.  Both locations have trillium coming up through the iris blades.  Rhizomes look like little tree roots on a diet.  Brown, woody and wiry thin with swellings that become the plants above ground.  Transplant parallel to the soil surface no more than a couple of inches deep and mulch lightly.

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Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'     Native     Z 4 - 8     shade - part shade

[Blue Ridge creeping phlox ]
Evergreen foliage stays close to the ground forming a two inch tall mat of deep green as stems ramble and crisscross each other. When in bloom plant height is about eight inches. Blue Ridge has flowers of good size, in very nice numbers, and of a deep blue with lavender cast in early spring.
 

Transplant: Mine is surrounding a June hosta and grows at the foot of an oak leaf hydrangea. Great with almost any yellow foliage, or with larger perennials having white blooms such as Trillium grandiflorum to quietly set each other off in color and form.
 

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Trillium cuneatum

Trillium cuneatum     Native     Z 5 -     part shade - shade

[Large toadshade ] This is one of the most underrated and underused trillium among the sessile species. Its large leaves are highly mottled and can take on a silver and black effect in some forms. Blooms are very rich maroon-purple. Can reach sixteen inches in height and over that in foliage width. They also form clumps in a relatively short period of time. Do plant a drift for a super show.


Transplant: Transplant the rhizome abut two to three inches deep horizontal to the soil line with feeder roots downward. Cover and mulch lightly with chopped leaves, pine needles or pine bark fines. Trilliums go dormant in July, so pair up with companions which stick around until frost, such as Iris cristata and Uvularia.


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Trillium erectum

Trillium erectum     Native     Z 4 -     shade

[Stinking Benjamin ] The erect trillium is one of the larger trilliums, reaching between twelve and twenty-four inches. Its leaves are usually broad with pointed tips and a good shade of green. Flowers are open on a short stem above the leaves and may be a bit lax. Color ranges from dark reddish brown to reddish purple. If you don’t try to pollinate it you probably won’t smell the "stinking” part (for the curious, the odor is similar to rotting leaves or stagnant water).


Transplant: Transplant the rhizome abut two to three inches deep horizontal to the soil line with feeder roots downward. Cover and mulch lightly with chopped leaves, pine needles or pine bark fines. Trilliums go dormant in July, so pair up with companions which stick around until frost, such as Iris cristata and Uvularia.
 

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Trillium luteum

Trillium luteum    Native     Z 5 -     shade

[Yellow Trillium ] Yellow trillium is one of the latest blooming, and most lovely of all trilliums, in my eyes. The silver leaf mottling makes great foliage and the clear yellow, scented, blooms are a sight to behold in early morning light while dew rests upon the petals and foliage. Strongly upright petals do not fully open on this trillium flower. Nice sized rhizomes this year.
 

Transplant: Looks good in multiple plant stands coming up through a groundcover of Meehania in lavender-blue and with Cinnamon ferns as companions. Transplant the rhizome abut two to three inches deep horizontal to the soil line with feeder roots downward. Cover and mulch lightly with chopped leaves, pine needles or pine bark fines.


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Uvularia grandiflora

Uvularia grandiflora     Native     Z 4 -     shade

[Bellwort / merrybells ] Pendant, slender, yellow tubular blooms one to two inches long at top of arching stems to about knee high. Over time they form large clumps. Foliage gives a nice display from spring to first freeze. Yellow-green foliage has a somewhat wilted look to it at all times. Much underused plant in the shade garden.

 
Transplant: Bellworts perform best in moist woodland soil and are a must with Virginia bluebells, ferns and red blooming trilliums. Transplant the white fleshy roots about two inches below soil line and mulch.


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