Courtney's Perennials 2018

*  =  wintered outdoors here in Indian (potted)
       <>  =   dug from our gardens

Achillea millefolium ‘Laura’ (red Yarrow)*
Achillea millefolium ‘Saucy Seduction’ (hot pink Yarrow)
Achillea millefolium ‘Sunny Seduction’ (bright yellow Yarrow)
Aconitum cammarum ‘Bicolor’ (tall blue, yellow, white Monkshood)<>
Aconitum (mounding blue Monkshood)<>
Actea (see Cimicifuga)
Actinidia arguta, Hardy Kiwi, male and female*
Actinidia kolomikta , Arctic Kiwi male and female*
Ajuga ‘Burgundy Glow’ (Bugleweed)*
Alcea rosea ‘Halo Cerise’ (Hollyhock)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle, shade or sun)*
Alopecurus pratensis ‘aerovariegatus’ (low-growing golden grass)*
Aquilegia x siberica biedermeyer group (mixed, tall Columbine)*
Aquilegia ‘Blue Jay’ (Blue and White Columbine)
Aquilegia caerulea ‘Goldfinch’ (Yellow Columbine)
Aquilegia canadensis "Little Lanterns" (orange, dwarf columbine)*
Arabis caucasica ‘Snowcap’ (early spring white Rock Cress)*
Arabis x arendsii ‘Compinkie’ (early spring hot pink Rock Cress)*
Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ (Golden Japanese Spikenard, 3 ft. shade)*
Aronia ‘Viking’ (dark, medicinal berry)*
Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorf’s Pride’ (sea thrift)*
Artemesia x intermedia ‘Silver Brocade’ (silver foliage, low-growing)*
Artemesia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’ (feathery silver foliage)*
Aruncus dioicus (Goat’s Beard)*
Aruncus aethusifolia (dwarf Goat’s Beard)*
Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’ (yellow Butterfly Flower)
Asclepias tuberosa ‘Butterfly Flower’ (bright orange)
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Amethyst’  (lavender astilbe, shade)*
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bridal Veil’ (white astilbe, shade)*
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Fanal’ (bright red astilbe, shade)*
Astilbe chinensis ‘Maggie Daley’ (pink astilbe, late summer, sun tolerant)*
Astrantia major ‘Star of Beauty’ (pink/purple all-summer bloom, shade)
Astrantia major ‘Star of Billions’ (white all-summer bloom, shade or part sun)*
Bergenia ‘Sakura’ (Pigsqueak, spring bloom)
Calamagrostis, ‘Karl Foerster’  (tall grass, green)*
Calamagrostis ‘Avalanche’ (tall grass, variegated)*
Calamagrostis ‘El Dorado’ (tall grass, golden variegated)
Cerastrium tomentosum ‘Snow in Summer’ (low-growing white)*
Cimicifuga ‘Black Negligee’ (tall Black Cohosh w dark leaves, tall bloom, shade)*
Cimicifuga ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ (tall w dark leaves, tall bloom, shade)
Clematis recta ‘serious black’ (dark leaves, ivory bloom, sprawling)*
Clematis ‘Nellie Moser’ (large bloom on climbing vine)
Clematis tangutica (tall, yellow bloom)
Clematis alpina "Pink Flamingo"
Clematis integrifolia (non-vining)
Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ (long-blooming creamy yellow daisy-type bloom)
Coreopsis ‘Red Chiffon’ (long-blooming yellow w red eye daisy-type bloom)
Coreopsis Uptick ‘Yellow and Red’ (yellow w red eye)
Delphinium ‘Dwarf Stars’ (3 ft. variety of colors)*
Delphinium ‘Galahad’ (tall, white)*
Delphinium Magic Fountain ‘Cherry Blossom’ (tall, pink)
Delphinium Magic Fountain ‘Blue Lace’ (tall, light blue)
Dianthus Everlast ‘Lilac w Eye’
Dianthus ‘Firewitch’ *
Dicentra formosa ‘Luxuriant’ (Bleeding Heart, fern-leaf w pink bloom)*
Dicentra x ‘Burning Hearts’ (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart w red bloom)
Dicentra x ‘Sulphur Hearts’ (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart w yellow bloom)
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ (pink  Bleeding Heart w golden foliage)*
Dicentra spectabilis ’Old-Fashioned’ (pink bleeding heart)*
Doronicum semi-compact (Leopard’s Bane)*
Echinops Veitch’s Blue (Globe Thistle)*
Eryngium ‘Blue Glitter’ (Sea Holly)
Eryngium "Big Blue" (Sea Holly)
Eupatorium ‘Gateway’ (tall, pink Joe Pye weed)*
Euphorbia polychroma ‘Polychrome’ (Cushion Spurge, spring, yellow)<>
Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’ (maroon foliage, yellow bloom, Spurge)
Festuca ‘Elijah Blue’ (blue grass, rock garden)*
Filipendula x ‘Red Umbrellas’ (Meadowsweet w scarlet veined foliage, pink bl)
Filipendula vulgaris ‘Kahome’ (2 ft. hot pink Meadowsweet)*
Filipendula ulmaria ‘Variegata’ (3 ft. variegated white Meadowsweet)*
Filipendula ulmaria (white Meadowsweet from garden, 4 ft.) <>
Fritillaria camschatcensis (Chocolate Lily)*
Geranium cinereum ‘Ballerina’ (Grayleaf Cranesbill Geranium, lilac, purple)
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ (low-growing, light pink bloom)
Geranium himalayense ‘Derrick Cook’ (Cranesbill Geranium, lg. purple blm)*
Geranium magnificum (Cranesbill Geranium, large w blue bloom)*
Geranium sanguineum ‘Vision Violet’ (hot pink Cranesbill Geranium)*
Geum avens ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’ (spring, red bloom)<>
Geum avens ‘Totally Tangerine’ (spring, orange bloom)*
Helleborus ‘Sandy Shores’ (3” apricot, purple, rosy pink blooms EARLY spring)
Hemerocallis Night Embers (Day Lilly, deep red w yellow fringes)*
Hemerocallis Pandora’s Box (Day Lilly, cream w purple center)*
Hemerocallis Primal Scream (Day Lilly, bright orange)*
Heuchera ‘Appletini’ (green apple foliage, red apple blooms, shade or sun)
Heuchera ‘Purple Palace’ (Coral Bells, purple leaves, pink/white spike bloom)*
Heucherella ‘Catching Fire’ (red-veined green foliage w creamy bloom)
Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ (bright copper/cinammon leaves, creamy bloom)
Heucherella ‘Hopscotch’ (red, bronze lobed foliage, cream bloom)
Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elegans’ (large Plantain Lilly, blue foliage white bloom)*
Hosta ‘Olive B. Langdon’ (large dk green foliage w lt. green margins, white bl)
Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’ (vase-shaped frosty blue leaves, wavy cream margin)*
Hosta ‘Volcano Island’ (bright yellow leaves, red petiole, dk. grn margin)*
Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’ (Cascade Hops)*
Humulus lupulus ‘Willamette’ (Willamette Hops)<>
Iris pumila ‘Black Cherry Delight’ (Dwarf Iris, white and wine bloom)*
Iris pumila ‘Daring Do’ (Dwarf Iris, red and purple bloom)*
Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ (tall Siberian Iris, white and yellow bloom)*
Iris siberica ‘Ceasar’s Brother’ tall Siberian Iris, velvety rich purple bloom)*
Iris siberica ‘Dance and Sing’ (tall Siberian Iris, dbl cream and yellow bloom*
Iris siberica ‘Kaboom’ (tall, Siberian Iris, lg. dbl. blue violet gold white bloom)*
Iris siberica ‘Ruffled Velvet’ (Siberian Iris, red purple velvet blue gold bloom)*
Lamium macalatum ‘Aureum’ (lime green shade groundcover w pink bloom)*
Lavendula x intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ (zone 5 Lavender, AK winters, OK)
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Banana Cream’ (non-invasive Shasta Daisy)
Levisticum officinale (Lovage—culinary herb—yum w chicken, yum as tea)<>
Liatris ‘Kobold Original’ (late summer bottlebrush hot pink bloom)*
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ (late summer blooms, dk. leaves)
Ligularia ‘The Rocket’ (dark leaves, tall yellow bloom, mid summer, shade)<>
Lily, Asiatic‘Double Sensation’  (no-pollen double bloom rosy red/white)*
Lily, Asiatic ‘Landini’ (deep red, nearly black bloom)*
Lily, Asiatic ‘Lollipop’ (shorter lilly w pink and white blooms)*
Lily, Asiatic ‘Tango Paris Heart’ (black, maroon, AND orange on single bloom)*
Lychnis arkwrightii  ‘Orange Gnome’ (Maltese Cross)*
Lysimachia aurea (Creeping Jenny)*
Lysimachia punctata ‘Golden Alexander’ (upright, variegated foliage)
Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Blue Poppy)*
Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’ (Himalayan Blue Poppy--large, sky-blue blooms)*
Mondarda ‘Coral Reef’ (Bee Balm, coral)
Monarda ‘Fireball’ (Bee Balm, red)*
Nepeta ‘6 Hills Giant’ (Catmint, long bloom-time (blue), 3 ft. tall)*
Papaver orientale ‘Prince of Orange’ (Tall, Orange Oriental Poppy)
Papaver orientale ‘Turkenlouis’ (Oriental Poppy, deeply fringed red blooms)
Penstemon digitalis ‘Dark Towers’*
Peony ‘Felix Crousse’ (fragrant, raspberry red double blooms)
Peony ‘Festiva Maxima’ (fragrant white flowers, w crimson flecks at base)
Peony tenuifolia ‘Rubra Plena’ (Fern-Leaf Peony, double red blooms)
Phlox paniculata ‘Coral’ (Tall Garden Phlox, Coral)
Phlox paniculata ‘Purple’ (Tall Garden Phlox, Purple)
Phlox subulata ‘Candy Stripe’ (Moss Phlox, pink and white)*
Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’ (Moss Phlox, light true blue)*
Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ (Moss Phlox, hot pink)
Physostegia ‘Pink Manners’ (tall, late summer, pink blooms)<>
Polemonium (dwarf Jacob’s Ladder, AK native, rock garden)<>
Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (variegated Jacob’s Ladder)*
Potentilla x cultorum ‘Arc en Ciel’ (mounding Cinquefoil w red & yellow bloom)
Potentilla neumanniana ‘Nana’ (mounding yellow rock garden cinquefoil)*
Primula Auricula (from garden)<>
Primula Cortusa matthioli (purple/red alpine bells)*
Primula denticulata ‘Ronsdorf Mix’ (drumstick primrose early spring)*
Primula veris from garden (yellow cowslip primrose)<>
Primula waltonii (Tibetan raspberry pink blooms, primrose)*

**<>check back in spring to see what primrose we buy locally or propagate<>**

Pulmonaria rubra ‘David Ward’ (early spring pink blooms, shade)<>
Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Raspberry Splash’ (raspberry blooms)
Pulmonaria ‘Little Star’ (early spring blue, pink, purple blooms, shade)<>
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rubra’ (red Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Violet Bells’  (Pasque Flower)*
Rheum Palmatum tanguticum (Ornamental Rhubarb)
Rodgersia  aesculifolia var. henrici ‘Cherry Blush’ (burgundy foliage)*
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Dark Pokers’ (burgundy foliage)*
Salvia ‘Caradonna’ (Meadow Sage, purple, blue spikes en masse)*
Saxifraga x urbium ‘London Pride’ (rock garden, variegated foliage)<>
Saxifraga ‘Purple Robe’ (small, bright green mound w red/purple blooms)*
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (mat-forming, yellow starry chartreuse foliage)
Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’ (upright, sturdy, blue-green foliage, pink bloom)*
Sedum ‘Autumn Charm’ (upright, variegated foliage, pink bloom)*
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Stonecrop.  upright, green foliage, pink bloom)<>
Sedum x ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (groundcover Stonecrop w yellow bloom)
Sedum kamtschaticum (yellow, low-growing Stonecrop)<>
Sedum ‘Knight Rider’  (tall w purple foliage, bright pink bloom)*
Sedum spurium ‘Voodoo’ (red foliage, low-growing, rose-pink bloom)<>
Stachys ‘Countess Von Stein’ (lamb’s ear)*
Tenacetum ‘Robinson Red’  (tall, red daisy, large bloom w yellow eye)<>
Tenacetum ‘Robinson Pink’  (tall, pink daisy, large bloom w yellow eye)<>
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ (Foam Flower, shade, lovely)
Thymus pseudolanuginosus (wooly thyme)*
Trollius europaeus from garden  (early, mounding Globe Flower)<>
Trollius x cultorum ‘Lemon Queen’ (mid, yellow globe flower)
Trollius chinensis ‘Golden Queen’ (tall, July, bright orange)<>
Veronica  (low-growing pink from garden)<>
Veronica x ‘Sunny Border Blue’ (upright deep blue Speedwell)*

 

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TROLLIUS chinensis 'Golden Queen' (Golden Globe Flower)


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Hillside Black Beauty – The bloom of Actea Racemosa (previously classified as Cimicifuga) is striking against its full, dark foliage (or a blue sky :))...Turns out, this beautiful plant is also referred to as Black Cohosh and has been used medicinally for ages.


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Tomatoes

Tried And True Varieties – 2018

Bush Cherry

Rosy Falls...sweet, large, round, pink cherry tomato, perfect for hanging baskets. This won our prize for flavor last year! determinate--heirloom--open-pollinated Tumbling Toms...yellow or red, this hybrid cherry tomato is lovely in a hanging basket, trailing 18" down all sides of the basket. determinate Red Robin... this dwarf variety thrives in containers or hanging basket combinations for your porch or in your home. It requires less light than other varieties, and we recommend bringing it indoors in the fall to extend it’s season. A true miniature, Red Robin will grow to be only 12" tall to produce large quantities of 1.25" fruits. Dwarf--- Determinate


Vining Cherry

Sweetie...we grow this extra sweet (14% sugar content), vining cherry tomato every year. The 1" to 1.5" fruits grow in clusters, and we inhale them all summer long from our greenhouse well into the fall. Indeterminate---Heirloom Blondekopfchen...a delicious heirloom yellow cherry from East Germany, called "Little Blonde Girl". Fruits grow in very large clusters on a 5 ft. vine. indeterminate--Heirloom


Outdoor/Indoor Tomato

Stupice...an early, cold hardy variety producing 2.5" fruit on a 4-5 ft. potato-leaf plant. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Stupice has become a standard outdoor tomato variety for South Central Alaska, producing full-bodied, delicious fruit over a long season (pronounced "stu-peesh") Semi-determinate—Heirloom—open-pollinated Black Prince...Originally from Irkutsk, Russia, this is a truly flavorful, delicious black tomato. Also cold-hardy, it's regarded as a true Siberian variety and produced well for us outside and in the greenhouse last year. Indeterminate—Heirloom

NEW Tomato Varieties – 2018

Bush Tomato

Beaverlodge Plum...55 Days...Shaped like a Roma Tomato— 2.5” long—we are excited to try this compact series after a review from Territorial Seed Company: ”We were so impressed by everything about these tomatoes in our trials...” “not only were they one of the earliest maturing varieties, but also the plants were so loaded with tomatoes that there seemed to be more fruit than leaves..” “perfect for a hanging basket or patio container...” “...rich and balanced flavor...” determinate--open-pollinated Beaverlodge Slicer...55 Days...With the same write-up as Beaverlodge Plum, the Slicer will produce delicious 2.5” round fruits on a sprawling v.s. vining plant, perfect for containers or hanging baskets. determinate--open-pollinated


Vining Tomato

Kodiak Brown...this is a cross between Black Krim and Galinas created by S. Bailey of Alaska and sold to Muddy Bucket Farm in 2016. Said to be early, unique, productive, and flavorful, we are giving it a try! Said to grow on a not-so-tall vine...indeterminate. Black Krim—originating in Krim, Russia, near the Black Sea, said to produce richly flavorful mahogany-colored beefsteak-type tomatoes on a tall vine. We are curious to see how a parent of Kodiak Brown might differ from it’s offspring! very limited supply*


Vining Cherry

Bumblebee...Recommended by Territorial Seed Company and Tomatofest Organic, Purple Bumblebee produces 1.5” cherry-like fruits with green and purple striping. They are crack-resistant with a complex, yet sweet flavor. indeterminate—open-pollinated


Bush Cherry

Pearly Pink Orange...a gift from the Heritage Seed Market (Bunny Hop Seeds), we are trying out this early variety said to be good for hanging baskets. The fruits turn orange before ripening to a pink cherry on compact plants. determinate *very limited supply Chinese Tea...another gift from Bunny Hop Seeds, we will try a few of this compact cherry type, said to be given to a grower in British Columbia by a Chinese tomato farmer. determinate—very limited supply*


Outdoor

Sasha Altai...57 days...We are always looking for outdoor varieties besides Stupice (delicious, early, cold-hardy, productive) to grow here in South Central Alaska. Some are hardy but NOT yummy...so we thought we would try this one, said to be grown by Sasha in the Altai Shan mountains of Russia: ”fruit sets well in cooler coastal climates and high altitudes” ... “rated as one of the 10 best early producing tomatoes in the world”... 4-6 oz red, slightly flattened fruits with thin skin. determinate—very limited supply* Eduardo...an early, determinate potato-leaf variety, perhaps this will be similar to Stupice... limited supply*

Tomato Questions

What do “determinate” and “indeterminate” mean?

A determinate plant grows to a certain height, produces a ton of tomatoes all at once, and then rests while it produces more flowers and fruit on its suckers. They are bush-type shorter plants, and they don’t need pruning. We do trim leaves that block the sun and air from the fruit. An indeterminate plant will keep growing and producing fruit throughout the summer. This means they are a taller plant and must be pruned and staked/tied up. Prune the suckers on indeterminate plants to keep them as one vine. Stupice is a semi-determinate plant. It grows to 4 or five feet tall and produces fruit all summer. We prune the suckers on Stupice.


What are “suckers”?

A Sucker will grow at the joint where every branch and stem meet (the inverted armpit?) and will grow into a vine of its own. In warmer climates, these make for a wonderful jungle of a plant, producing many tomatoes over a long season. In Alaska, we only have a season long enough for one vine, and the suckers have to be removed throughout the summer. (I have allowed one to grow so I have 2 vines, but I didn’t notice more fruit as a result). Have you ever grown “all plant and no fruit”? This is a result of not pruning those suckers... p.s. you can also remove a sucker and root it in water and then soil. Pot it up, bring it indoors, give it light, and grow it through the winter as a new fruiting plant!!


Should I do any other pruning?

We top our plants in the first week of August on our indeterminate vines. We choose the last batch of flowers we think will produce fruit, and then we cut the vine above it. This tells the plant to stop making more plant and finish off all of the fruit instead. It’s the beginning of the end of the season. We also trim off lower leaves as they lose their color and vitality.


What should I feed my tomato plants?

We feed ours a combination of fish bone meal, kelp meal, rock phosphate, cottonseed meal, and langbenite mixed into 5 gallon pots full of topsoil, chicken manure, potting soil, and perlite. Partway through the growing season, we top-dress the soil with more of our fish bone meal, etc., and that works for us! There are 50 ways to feed a tomato; do your research and choose what speaks to you!


Do I need a greenhouse?

You can grow tomatoes indoors or outdoors. Give them a good start indoors to develop a good root system and begin producing flowers. Tomatoes like warm soil, so grow them in black pots or in a warm spot in the garden. We keep our greenhouse doors and windows open night and day to increase air flow and pollination. Let the bees do the work!


What is open-pollinated v.s. hybrid?

The seeds of an open-pollinated plant can be collected and replanted the following year, whereas hybrids cannot. We finally found an open-pollinated Tumbling Tom plant, so we no longer sell hybrids.

*please ask questions or share your knowledge and growing tips!!

Contact Info

(907) 653-7673
info@forgetmenotnursery.com
480 Indian Road, Indian, AK 99540