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Scotch Lovage

Ligusticum scoticum
Ligusticum scoticum

Ligusticum

<i>Ligusticum scoticum</i> <i>Ligusticum scoticum</i>

A cosmopolitan, easily grown perennial whose haunts span all the way from New England and our Pacific coast to northern Europe and Asia, the Scotch Lovage gratifies us with charming sprays of tiny, brilliant white flowers. Lustrous, thick scalloped foliage defines a low, dark green compact clump that supports sturdy, branching purple stalks and numerous pearly umbels.

Eaten by sailors to help prevent scurvy and added to salads, soups and stews for its celery-like flavor, this hard-to-find carrot relative can be placed in a somewhat moist, more wild garden bed where the mounding form of its filigree blooms echoes Astrantia ‘Roma’s pink pincushions.

Blooms July – September.

Size: 20" high x 15" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Celebrated late season all-stars....

 

Offering superb versatility and non-coddle habits plus welcome deer resistance, the attributes of ornamental grasses are many! Most grasses are equally comfortable in formal or informal venues, and can be utilized as ground-covers, stand-alone specimens or for large-scale swaths. They are best situated so their shimmering inflorescences are backlit and set aglow by the afternoon sun. Bathed in amber, silver and sable colors, or smoky rose and violet shades, the graceful blooms become poetry in motion on gusty days. Apart from their kinetic appeal, many flowers and seed heads provide much-needed nourishment for birds along with bedding for their nests. Striking autumn color can be found among the blade-like foliage of Andropogon, Panicum and Schizachyrium, which splash purple, fiery red, and orange accents, while some Molinia radiate bright buttery yellows. Floral designers have long appreciated both their flowers and foliage in fresh or dried arrangements. Be sure to browse our online selections of ornamental grasses.

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In hopes of showing the unique ambience that ornamental grasses impart, we decided to interweave a few of their images with some of our favorite American natives. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to usher some of these featured selections into your October garden.

 

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