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2018 Plant Sale Items

The Village of Innsbrook Garden Club Plant Sale is on Saturday, May 12th, from 9:00 am to Noon, at the Property Owners Building. It will feature plants tested in our own Innsbrook gardens that have proved themselves to be survivors. To learn more about these plants see “Dave’s Garden (https://davesgarden.com/)” or  "Missouri Botanical Garden ("http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/) Websites

Remember: “If you don’t water them the first year, they will die."

Chinese astilbe "Vision in Pink" Astilbe "Vision in Pink" (Astilbe chinensis) is deer- and rabbit-resistant. Vision has better drought tolerance than most astilbe cultivars, but will still do best with uniformly moist soils. Astilbe will be showy in your early summer shade garden. They bloom for four weeks or more and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A clump-forming perennial which features graceful, fern-like mounds of mostly basal, 2-3 ternately compound leaves, usually with sharply-toothed leaflets, and tiny flowers densely packed into erect to arching, plume-like flower panicles rising above the foliage on slender, upright stems.
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Siberian Bugloss “Brunnera macrophylla” Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial that is primarily grown in shady areas for its attractive heart-shaped, dark green, basal foliage. Small, forget-me-not-like flowers (light blue with yellow centers) bloom in airy, branched racemes rising well above the foliage on slender stems to 18" tall in spring. Basal, heart-shaped, blackish-green leaves (3-5" wide) form a foliage mound, which remains attractive throughout the growing season. Smaller stem leaves are elliptic. No serious disease problems but slugs and snails are occasional visitors. Deer and rabbit resistant, these plants have already been tested at Innsbrook.
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Shasta Daisy "Becky" height="200" Shasta Daisy "Becky" (Leucanthemum × superbum) is larger than most other Shasta cultivars, growing 3-4' tall on rigid stems which do not require staking. Features 3-4" diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks and coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, medium green leaves. Stems do not require staking. Long bloom period of July through September. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flower. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates or when plants are being grown in dryish soils. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom.
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Ostrich Fern Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) is a clump-forming, upright to arching, rhizomatous, deciduous fern which typically grows 2-3' tall in cultivation, but may reach 6' tall in moist, cool climates in the wild. Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Best in rich soils with constant moisture. Soil must never be allowed to dry out. Spreads by underground rhizomes to form dense colonies in optimum growing conditions. Prefers cool summer climates and is generally intolerant of the hot and humid summers of the deep South. Avoid windy sites. Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade, Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Crocosmia Lucifer Crocosmia "Lucifer" (crocosmiiflora) is a beautiful perennial that blooms in summer with brilliant, scarlet-red flowers on arching stems. It is good for cut flowers, is deer-resistant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has flowers and foliage that are similar to gladiolus. A clump-forming plant that features tubular, nodding, scarlet red, one-sided flowers borne along the upper portions of stiffly arching, sometimes branched, flower scapes (stems) typically rising up to 3' (infrequently to 4') tall and slightly above the narrow, sword-shaped, basal leaves. Grow in medium moisture, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun, but appreciates part shade in hot summer climates. Plant corms in spring after last frost date approximately 3-4” deep and 6” apart. Bloom Description: Scarlet red
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Helleborus (Lady Mix) Lenten Roses(Mix) (Hybrid hellebores) are bushy, clump-forming perennials which typically grow to 12-15” tall. They are noted for producing single, cup-shaped flowers (typically 2-3” diameter) with five showy, usually overlapping petals (technically sepals), but sometimes come in a double flowered form. Easily grown in organically rich, fertile, humusy, alkaline, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers light to moderate shade. Although the foliage is evergreen, it may become scorched and tattered in extremely harsh winters, particularly if not sited in locations protected from cold winter winds and/or insulated by snow cover. Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade
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Sensitive Fern Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis) is a large, somewhat coarse, Missouri native, deciduous fern which occurs statewide in wet woods and thickets and in moist soils along streams and springs. Grows up to 4' tall. Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Needs consistent moisture. Although native to swampy and marshy areas, it grows quite well in average garden soil as long as soil is not allowed to dry out. Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade, Clay Soil
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Gold Leaf Tansy Golden Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is an erect, rhizomatous, weedy perennial with aromatic, fern-like foliage. It typically grows 1-3’ tall. It is native to Europe and Asia, but was brought to the U.S. in colonial times for medicinal and horticultural purposes. Over time, it has escaped gardens and naturalized along roadsides, railroads, waste areas and along streams throughout much of the northern U.S. and southern Canada. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Prefers moist, humusy soils where it can rapidly spread by rhizomes, but tolerates a wide variety of soils including poor, dry soils where its spreading habit is more restrained. Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites
Gold Leaf Tansy Yarrow (Achillea 'Coronation Gold') Best grown in lean, dry to medium moisture, well-drained sandy loams in full sun. Does well in average garden soils and tolerates poor soils as long as drainage is good. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils. Plants are best sited in locations protected from strong winds. Deadhead spent flower heads to lateral buds to promote additional bloom. Cut plants back to basal leaves after flowering to tidy the planting and to encourage new foliage growth and a possible additional fall bloom. Divide clumps as needed (every 3-4 years) to reinvigorate plantings. 'Coronation Gold' tolerates hot, humid summers and drought, and is considered to be one of the best yarrows for the St. Louis area. Although the tough stems of this hybrid are stiff, they do have a tendency to flop, particularly if grown in less than full sun or in overly rich soils.
For more information click on Dave's Garden or Missouri Botanical Garden Websites



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