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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order
plant nursery specializing in
unusual and hard to find
perennials, ornamental grasses,
shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Summer Hours :
Monday: by appointment;
web site by
at Digging Dog
Including Viola ‘Rebecca’, Viola ‘Black Magic’, Viola cornuta ‘Bowles Black’, and Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’
Hailing from the world’s temperate regions, these endearing hardy selections are reliably perennial. They prosper in bright shade with fertile, well-drained and evenly moist soil.
Touted as one of the darkest hued flowers in cultivation, this long blooming Viola will indeed work some magic wherever it’s planted. Each large, 1 in. wide edible flower possesses sumptuous jet black hues and a small sunny yellow eye that’s rimmed with violet above a compact, grassy green dainty-leafed clump. ‘Black Magic’s low growing heat tolerant habit promises oodles of blossoms throughout the cooler months, an autumn encore if trimmed back and renewed vigor following a September dividing.
Blooms May– September.
Size: 6"–8" high x 6"–8" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Viola ‘Black Magic’ (P-1780)
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Violets have long been associated with faithfulness, and this delicate beauty holds true to her promise, blooming nonstop from spring until frost. Lifted on thin stems just above small, green scalloped leaves, the lavish display of dainty, midnight black flowers achieves a velvet luxury as deep purple accents surround golden eyes. Always appreciative of a good trimming, this compact Violet can be naturalized under a shrub, situated amid Alchemilla erythropoda by the patio or planted in a favored terracotta vessel.
Size: 8" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Viola cornuta ‘Bowles Black’ (P-1290)
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‘Rebecca’ is treasured for her divine vanilla fragrance and tidy compact clumps of dapper evergreen foliage. All are equally captivating, though no two are alike, each ebullient white flower showcases a creamy lemon flushed center and irregularly patterned, deep violet edges. This sweet smelling Viola should be ensconced near a well-traveled path or seating area, where its plentiful color flecked flowers can be easily relished ‘till the first hard frost.
Blooms May – mid-October.
Size: 8"–10" high x 10"–15" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Viola ‘Rebecca’ (P-1674)
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Originating as a chance seedling in Bibb County,
Alabama, and recently introduced by Delaware's Mt.
Cuba Center, this dazzling nearly evergreen Viola
lives up to its name. Prominent olive green veins and
greenish purple reverses distinguish low growing heartshaped
silvery leaves that clothe trailing stems and forge
a no-nonsense dense mounded ground cover. Energetic,
adaptable and drought tolerant once established, 'Silver
Gem's dapper appearance is further festooned with a
multitude of delicate purple flowers from spring until
Size: 3"–5" high x 8"–10" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ (P-1825)
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Digging Dog's Fall Sale
Dog-Gone Super Online Fall Plant Sale
Enjoy a special savings and get a jumpstart on your fall planting! Order a minimum of $85.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Our online sale lasts for 2 weeks only, beginning September 26 and ending on October 11. Mention code "Fall 2015!" to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by October 13. All ordered items must be in-stock. If you’re not quite ready to plant or wish to receive your plants at a later date, you can order a Gift Certificate that’s worth $100.00 for only $85.00!
Digging Dog Nursery's Fall 2015 Newsletter
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Fall Dog-Gone Super Plant Sale - October 9, 10 & 11
Discover an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many rate beauties and water-wise toughies, at a savings!
Stroll our delightful display plantings
Saturday: light refreshments & guided tour at 2pm
October 9, 10 & 11
10am - 5pm
Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Our favorite plant this week: We love Astrantia major 'Lars' for it's ornate, richly colored blooms, that look great in an arrangement, either fresh or dried. Celebrating bright and cheerful colors, crowns of maroon bracts deliver gorgeous cherry red floral mounds with lighter pink centers. ‘Lars’s blooms loll high above broad deep green lobed leaves on slender stems. This energetic Danish cultivar looks a bit like an overly exuberant Italian Flat Parsley and makes an unparalleled up-front cottage-style filler that is easy to care for.
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