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Aconitum episcopale Aconitum episcopale

Rollicking twining Monkshood from China that delights in scrambling up into shrubs or onto thin trellage.  Although a fine and aristocratic perennial, it remains devoid of snobbery embracing chainlink as if it were ornate wrought iron at an Antebellum mansion.  Dusky lavender flowers.

Price: $18.00
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Aconitum episcopale - select Aconitum episcopale - select

This is a clone of this climbing Monkshood species which initialy caught our eye as being subtly different than the other form we offer.  This has some yellowish mottling to the foliage and appeals to our geeky natures as being a little different.  Same light blue flowers as the typical form.  This will climb to 10' or more and drape itself upon a handy shrub or trellis.

Price: $20.00
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Aconitum hemsleyanum CGG14028 Aconitum hemsleyanum CGG14028

This is from our seed collection on the Chongqing-Guangxi-Guizhou expedition in 2010.  We found this on the summit of the previously unbotanized highest peak in the Wumingshan where it was clambering about on the top of the short scrub.  We were struck by the large seed pods.  Light blue flowers on this vining Monkshood.

Price: $16.00
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Aconitum japonicum Aconitum japonicum

Monkshood.  This is a fine wildflower from Japan making attractive clumps with cowled dusky lavender flowers.  This has been an easy doer increasing easily and the clumps are a snap to divide if you want more.  And we always do.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty' Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty'

The best of the black Bugbanes and more widely known as Cimicifuga.  This has rich black-purple foliage which keeps its color even in part shade.  Tall flower stems with foot long wands of white very fragrant flowers in late summer/early fall.  Great in big containers.  Deer resistant.  Black is Beautiful.

Price: $15.00
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Actaea (Cimicifuga) cordifolia Actaea (Cimicifuga) cordifolia

Appalachian Bugbane.  The Actaea Formerly Known As Cimicifuga.  Uncommon and quite nice perennial with maple-like leaves with late season white flowers like gleaming tapers.  Superb shade plant and one your gardening friend won't have.  Very likely deer proof.  Easy.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea cimicifuga (syn. foetida) MD97074 Actaea cimicifuga (syn. foetida) MD97074 ex Yunnan

Our collection from Bita Hai in Yunnan at 11000' from a plant 5' high having an exceptionally long and dense seed head.  This will have creamy flowers with pale yellow tones in a "bottlebrush" sort of arrangement.  A not unpleasant muskiness to the foliage might keep the deer at bay.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea dahurica syn. Cimicifuga Actaea dahurica syn. Cimicifuga

These are from wild collected seed in the Russian Far East.  Light green foliage and spires of white flowers.  A good tough plant and quite attractive.

Price: $15.00
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Actaea japonica BSWJ8758b Actaea japonica BSWJ8758b

Crug Farm collection from Chejudo Island in Korea from a slightly larger form.  This was found growing in a shaded dry streambed as just 8" tall plants.  The amenities of cultivation has fattened them up nicely and expect 18" or so.  Glossy leaves and white bottlebrush flowers.  Very cold tolerant.

Price: $15.00
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Actaea rubra Actaea rubra

Seed collected by Ron Ratko in Idaho from a white berried form although these will likely be typical scarlet.  Small poofs of white flowers in spring yield to showy seed clusters in late summer.  A nice native for the shade garden.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea rubra f. neglecta Actaea rubra f. neglecta

A subtle woodlander for most of spring and summer until late summer and fall when it suddenly busts a move and starts strutting its stuff.  Fern-like foliage backs small white puffs of flowers in May which become showy clusters of bright white fruit in late summer & fall.  The white version of our red fruited native.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’ Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

Dark purple-black finely dissected leaves gives this a lacy boudoir effect so it is particularly effective planted outside the north or east facing bedroom window where it can work some subliminal magic.  Late summer-fall wands of fragrant purple-tinged white flowers are guaranteed to seal the deal.

Price: $16.00
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Adiantum venustum

Himalayan Maidenhair Fern.  Evergreen to semi-evergreen creeping fern making the the most textural groundcover imaginable.   Salmon pink new growth goes to light olive and finally green leaflets on black wiry stems just 8"-12" high.  Likes a loose moist soil but will tolerate dry when established.

Price: $12.00
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Adiantum x mairisii Adiantum x mairisii

Mairis's Maidenhair Fern.  This is a sterile semi-evergreen hybrid between Adiantum capillaris-veneris and anybody's guess.  Sterile hybrid means vigor - no wasting time flinging spores into the air.  If only I had been a sterile hybrid, I could have been a contender.  All that time lost and distractions.

Price: $12.00
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Adiantum x tracyi Adiantum x tracyi

A fine evergreen Maidenhair Fern from a naturally occurring hybrid between Adiantum aleuticum and A. jordanii.  These are a different clone than the "original clone" and no less desireable with the same fine and wholesome attributes.  Maidenhairs have always been one of the quintessential ferns in our estimation and this is a choice one.

Price: $15.00
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Agapetes serpens Agapetes serpens

Sadly, this flamboyant Blueberry relative is only hardy in Zone 9 but is an easy and dramatic attention-getter in a pot,  We keep ours in the cool greenhouse over winter but will do fine inside or just bring in during hard freezes.  1" red tubular flowers.

Price: $12.00
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Agapetes serpens 'Nepal Cream' Agapetes serpens 'Nepal Cream'

In the Himalayas Agapetes would be found as an epiphyte on the mossy trunks and branch crotches.  In this unusual variant, the flowers are creamy white followed by edible pale lavender fruit and its alliance with Vaccinium (blueberries) is easy to see. . Very easy to grow and will tolerate short exposure to light frost but best no colder than zone 9. The hummingbirds loved it.

Price: $12.00
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Ajuga 'Loie's Lavender' Ajuga 'Loie's Lavender'

Named by plant guru John Flintoff who found this as an interesting seedling growing in plantswoman Loie Benedict's garden. Light green leaves with a spreading habit and flowers of a soft muted lavender which happily goes with most everything. As long as the soil is reasonably moist, this will be good in sun to light shade and is resistant to deer and rabbits.

Price: $12.00
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Ajuga incisa 'Bikun' Ajuga incisa 'Bikun'

Frosted Jade Ajuga.  Hard to believe that this is an Ajuga but it is true.  This choice selection has fantastic foliage and very good dark cobalt flowers.  Not a spreader - this makes a clump with 16" tall stems.  Challenges all of your comfy notions about Ajuga but in a good way.  Great in our shade garden.

Price: $12.00
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Ajuga incisa 'Blue Enigma' Ajuga incisa 'Blue Enigma'

Rare plant found only in limited areas in central Honshu, Japan where it likes the forest fringes in the subalpine areas and is known as hiiragi-sou or holly tree-leafed weed.  Hiiragi-sou sounds better than the translation.  This selection has dark blue flowers and is a deciduous clumper to 16" tall - very nice!

Price: $12.00
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Allium sp. CDHM 14536 Allium ovalifolium var. ovalifolium CDHM 14536

From Sichuan where this was growing in an open position in a lightly shaded glade at about 10000' in elevation.  This has small leaves shaped much like a pointed canoe paddle with flower stems to 10"-15" tall bearing small round heads of white flowers sometimes with a diffused pink keel to the outer petals as many in this collection do.

Price: $15.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Atley' Anemone nemorosa 'Atley'

A lovely form we brought home from Scotland a few years back.  This varies from the norm of mid-blue flowers by embracing the blending nature.of Impressionist pastels with its goes-with-anything non-confrontational light lavender-blue flowers in April and May.  Not surprisingly, this form is a Libra.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Bonnet' Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Bonnet'

Wood Anemone.  'Blue Bonnet' has large flowers of a particular blue imbued with a touch of gray to soften it towards the pastel and these flowers occur a touch later in spring than most varieties.  This is essentially a bulbous plant with creeping twiggy rhizomes which allows this to go dormant as summer rolls along.  Excellent for underplanting.

Price: $10.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Eyes' Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Eyes'

Choice selection of the Wood Anemone with flowers densely packed with numerous small white petals which appear all white at first but as the flowers mature or awaken, a central blue eye is revealed which is quite delightful.  I go through a similar slow process every morning and tell myself that it is the same delightful end result.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Bracteata' Anemone nemorosa 'Bracteata'

Wood Anemone.  This selection has funny heads of flowers where the petals have become dense clusters dissected white leafy bracts or did the bracts become dense bunches of filigreed snowflake petals?  Either way, quite a piece of floral artwork that garners ample attention.  Great for shade.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Ginny' Anemone nemorosa 'Ginny'

Soft blue flowers on this Wood Anemone play nicely with the lightly bronzed emerging new leaves.  Our plant came from David Mason and Susie Grimm at Hedgerows Nursery who picked this up in the UK.  We always like tracing the lineage of acquisition as it helps fill in those empty hours you have so many of when you have a nursery�

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Green Fingers' Anemone nemorosa 'Green Fingers Group'

A bewitching Wood Anemone which is more petite than some clones.  This makes a dense carpet sample of coarse ferny foliage and small white flowers with a purplish reverse but the concupiscent stamens have become thickened and happily unabashedly greenly tumescent making this quite alluring.  I have to say,  I'm equally happy each spring to see it in flower.

Price: $10.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Leed's Variety' Anemone nemorosa 'Leed's Variety'

This is regarded as the largest of the Anemone nemorosa cultivars and is a star in our shade garden. It is the perfect underplanting to many other plants as the Anemone is but 10" high or less and creeps on twiggy rhizomes to make a fine, dense patch.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Mart's Blue' Anemone nemorosa 'Mart's Blue'

Wood Anemone.  This is a good blue form with flowers darker than many of the blue selections and even though the individual flowers are a little smaller than typical, we don't care as this is such a lovely thing.  Found in the Estonian woodlands by Mart Veerus and introduced we think by Janis Ruksans.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Royal Blue' Anemone nemorosa 'Royal Blue'

Large lavender blue flowers with a darker reverse grants this little slowly creeping Wood Anemone its own small fiefdom in the shade garden while it is in bloom.  Very pretty indeed.  Of course by mid summer the peasants and serfs rise up with scythes and cudgels to reclaim their land but next year the glorious cycle of rule and revolution is repeated.

Price: $10.00
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