crevice garden plants

Penstemon cardinalis ssp. regalis

Hummer’s Delight

We can think of few plants better designed for hummingbirds than our clump of the native Penstemon cardinalis ssp. regalis that’s currently in flower in the JLBG crevice garden. Known as the Guadalupe Mountain beardtongue, it’s hails from the rocky, alkaline slopes (4,500′-6,000′ elevation) of southern New Mexico and adjacent West Texas, in juniper/pine scrubland.

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Get addicted to Crack Gardening at our Upcoming Open Nursery and Garden

The Crevice Garden is bursting with color for our Spring Open Nursery and Gardens. Below are a few images from this week. We hope you come, meet the rock stars in person, and explore what fascinating plants await in the world of rock gardening, May 10-12, 2024.

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Pulsatilla halleri ssp. styrica

Pass the Pasque Flower

The earliest of the pasque flowers of the genus, Pulsatilla have begun to flower in the crevice/rock garden. The common name “pasque” is a reference to the flowering period, which typically coincides with Passover/Easter. The genus is native to Europe, Asia, and North America, where they reside primarily in the colder, drier regions of each.

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Adonis 'Chichibu Beni'

Peek-a-boo, Chichibu

After five failed attempts, we finally succeeded in establishing the rare orange-flowered Adonis ‘Chichibu Beni’ in the garden. It was only after we planted this in a newly installed rock garden crevice, that we finally found the right location. This gem is a triploid hybrid between two pheasant-eye species, Adonis multiflora and Adonis ramosa. Our

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Narcissus 'Spoirot'

Playin’ Hoops in Winter

More of the winter-flowering hoop petticoat daffodils continue to open every week in the garden. Below is Narcissus ‘Spoirot’…an exceptional 1998 introduction, that originated at Tasmania’s Glenbrook Farm, as a cross of Narcissus bulbocodium var. conspicuus and N. cantabricus subs cantabricus var foliosus. It’s namesake is Agatha Christie’s detective extraordinare, Hercule Poirot. It was originally

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