Dicentra formosa

Scientific name: Dicentra formosa Synonym: Dicentra eximia misapplied Family: PAPAVERACEAE Common names: "Western bleeding heart" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Part shade - full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile humus rich soil, alkaline - neutral Moisture: Evenly moist, lasts longer with better moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-18" W 24-30" Leaf and Stem shape: Abundant, lobed leaves, … Continue reading Dicentra formosa

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Erythronium oregonum

Scientific name: Erythronium oregonum Family: LILIACEAE Common names: "white fawn lily" "dog-toothed lily" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5 Light: Full sun - dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil with abundant leaf litter and organic matter Moisture: Moisture retentive, well drained, prefers summer drought over too wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-18" W 4" Leaf and Stem … Continue reading Erythronium oregonum

Trillium ovatum

Scientific name: Trillium ovatum Family: MELANTHIACEAE Common names: "Western trillium" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, ephemeral Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Semi-shade - deeper shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep humus Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 20" W 8" Leaf and Stem shape: Pointed leaves in whorls of 3 Flower: White flowers on stalks, turn pink Pruning: N/a … Continue reading Trillium ovatum

Dodecatheon spp.

Scientific name: Dodecatheon spp. Family: PRIMULACEAE Common names: "Shooting stars" "Californian cyclamen" "Sailor caps" "Mosquito bills Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-7 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil Moisture: Moist well drained, likes summer drought and winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 16" W 10" -D. hendersonii - species vary Leaf and … Continue reading Dodecatheon spp.

Fritillaria meleagris

Scientific name: Fritillaria meleagris Family: LILIACEAE Common names: "Checkered lily" "Snake's head fritillary" "Drooping tulip" "Guinea flower" "Guinea-hen flower" "Leper lily" "Snake heads" Plant Type: Bulb Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun - light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile, humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, moderate water in summer dormancy Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 1' W … Continue reading Fritillaria meleagris

Olsynium douglasii

Scientific name: Olsynium douglasii Synonym: Sisyrinchium douglasii , Sisyrinchium grandiflorum Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: "Satin flower" "Purple-eyed grass" "Widow grass" "Purple rush lily" "Purple snowdrop" "Spring bell" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone:6-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich shallow loam Moisture: Must have good drainage, moist during spring and winter, dry summer Aesthetic: Plant … Continue reading Olsynium douglasii

Anemone blanda

Scientific name: Anemone blanda Synonym: Anemone blanda mixed Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: "windflower" "winter windflower" "saphire anemone" Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - light shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Well drained, moist in winter/spring, drier in summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6" W 6" Leaf and Stem shape: Pretty fern-like foliage composed of … Continue reading Anemone blanda

Scilla siberica

Scientific name: Scilla siberica Family: ASPARAGACEAE Common names: "Siberian squill" Plant Type: Bulb Conditions: Zone: 2-8 Light: Full sun - light shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any soil, prefers less clay Moisture: Well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4"-12" W 4"-12" Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow strap-shaped leaves and purplish stems Flower: Short racemes with 2-5 nodding, … Continue reading Scilla siberica

Cyclamen coum

Scientific name: Cyclamen coum Synonym: Cyclamen orbiculatum Family: PRIMULACEAE Common names: "Winter cyclamen" "eastern cyclamen" Plant Type: Tuberous perennial, Spring ephemeral Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun to Shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil Moisture: Evenly moist soil that is not wet but does not dry out either Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3" W 2-4" … Continue reading Cyclamen coum