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Wild Collected / Alberta Natives

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Actaea rubra - Red Baneberry

Found growing in shady areas with moist to wet soils, open forest or dry slopes.  Leaves are coarsely toothed with deeply lobed margins, white flowers which are followed by green berries turning to red or white in the fall.

Berries are poisonous except for birds which are the plants main distributors.

Product Overview:Perennial

Positioning:Shade to part sun

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures to germinate

Price:$3.50 (15 seeds per package)

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Agastache foeniculum

Wild collected in the Red Deer area.  This is one of those plants that you should place along a path so that one can brush by it, releasing that incredible anise scent.  I think it's wonderful.  Can be used in tea, although I've yet to try it, I of course grow it for the seed.  Bees also love this plant.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:60-90 cm (2-3")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator but can be slow

Price:$3.00 (40 seeds per package)

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Agrostis scabra

Hair grass, rough grass, bent grass, tickle grass (my favourite) are some of the common names.  I like it for its clump forming habit, and it's not that tall.  The inflorescence is a soft tawny brown.

Product Overview:Wild Collected Grass

Height:About 75 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures

Price:$3.00 (Approx 100 seeds)

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Allium cernuum

Blue green foliage, strap like.  Pale pink flowers form in a cluster on top of a nodding stalk.  Hence the Wild Nodding Onion name.  Naturalizes readily.

Deer proof!

Product Overview:Bulbs

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Germinates best at cool temperatures

Price:$3.00 (25 seeds per package)

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Androsace chamaejasme

Sweet flowered Androsace

What a wonderful little thing and it is incredibly hardy.  It is mat forming and when in full bloom, a mass of tiny white blooms.  The largest mat of Androsace I've seen to date, at about a square foot, is also in one of the harshest spots that I visit.  

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:2-10 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Sow at warm, but may require cold period

Price:$4.00 (25 seeds per package)

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Antennaria alpina

Alpine Pussytoes

I'm very fond of these mat forming little plants.  Woolly leaves with woolly haired stems. The tiny clusters of flowers resemble cat's paws hence the "pussytoes" name.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:3 cm- 15 cm (1 - 5")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Irregular, requires cold period

Price:$4.00 (Good pinch (I am not counting them!))

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Antennaria neglecta

Common Pussy-toes

These grow in a massive colony about 2 km from home.  It's quite lovely to see them in bloom.

Product Overview:Wild Collected

Height:About 15 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Requires fluctuating temperatures

Price:$3.00 (A good pinch (too tiny to count) 100+)

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Antennaria pulcherrima

Showy Everlasting

Quite common in the foothills and higher elevations.  Antennaria have either male or female plants.  It's easy to tell the difference with this one.  Female flower is pictured.

Product Overview:Alberta Native

Height:20 -50 cm

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:May require fluctuating temperatures

Price:$4.00 (A good pinch (too tiny to count))

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Antennaria rosea

Found several clumps of this beauty in my area this past summer.  Forms a dense mat with lovely pink bracts.

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:10 + cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination: Easy, warm germinator

Price:$4.00 (A good pinch (too tiny to count) 100+)

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Anticlea elegans (syn. Zigadenus elegans)

If I could only have one of the Alberta wildflowers....  I would lose my mind, pick just one? But this is a favourite and I do love to see them in the ditches in central Alberta.  Up highway 761 are some huge clumps of them that have obviously been growing there for many years.  They are so beautiful.  

They have recently been moved to the Melanthiaceae family.  

Very easy to grow in the home garden. 

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-60 cm (8-24")

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Warm germinator but can be slow

Price:$4.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Aquilegia brevistyla

I found a wonderful spot way up past Abraham Lake with a huge colony of aquilegia growing amongst wild roses and shepherdia.   I finally captured this picture.  Love it.

Product Overview:Perennial / Wild Collected

Height:up to 60 cm

Positioning:Full sun to part shade

Germination:Seed requires light & fluctuating temperatures

Price:$4.00 (50 seeds per package)

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Arnica cordifolia

Heart Leaf Arnica

 

Product Overview:Perennial

Height:20-60 cm (8-24")

Positioning:Full sun

Germination:May require a cold period

Price:$3.00 (15 seeds per package)

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