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These are our latest plants recently added to the website. We are adding them as fast as they are available to sell, but for many of them, we haven't had time to write descriptions. So we'll write these as soon as we can.
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Hacquetia epipactis
Hacquetia epipactis
Price: $16.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
There really isn't anything like this - a plant with no comparables. Early spring yellow stars followed by leathery lobed green leaves in a dense low mound. It is the early yellow flowers that steal the show in part because they have so little competition and in part because they are so unique. As the season progresses, the yellow bracts turn to green and look like perfect green flowers well into summer. We did a little plant profile on this for Fine Gardening spring of 2011.
Crocosmia 'Little Redhead'
Crocosmia 'Little Redhead' ('Walrhead') PP 15587
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
If you can't cope with the height of 'Lucifer' but long for a nice red Crocosmia than those days of unrequited yearning are over. A sturdy little twenty four incher with all of the flowers of its larger brethren. Bountiful flared red flowers with a hint of yellow in the throat that are clustered closely together while facing up and out for maximum enjoyment. We have this in our sunny bed outside our shade garden and it is popular indeed. Another of David Tristram's excellent introductions.
Sellaria radicans
Sellaria radicans
Price: $12.00
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4" Pot
This is a plant we received as Lobelia oligophylla some years back and offered as such being intrigued by a high altitude Chilean bog Lobelia. It was with some chagrin that we were corrected in our identification by Alex Wright when he visited - we could have at least had the continent and plant family right! So what we have here is a tight little groundcover from New Zealand's coastal salt marshes that is used there as a no-mow lawn alternative. Succulent somewhat spoon-shaped leaves and small white flowers tucked in amongst the leaves. Tolerant of light foot traffic, salinity, a variety of soils, short drought and short inundation but prefers to be somewhere in between those two extremes. Best frost free although ours tried valiantly to cope with low 20's for a couple of years before deciding that we were beastly gardeners and packed it in.
Clethra sp. CGG14079
Clethra sp. CGG14079
Price: $18.00
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Large Band Pot
These are from our seed collection on the flanks of Fanjingshan in Guizhou. We had passed a lot of Clethra on this day but this one was particularly fine with excellent fall color which these plants are showing. Aside from the color, it was not only a profuse bloomer but the racemes were certainly at the upper limit for size on the various plants we had seen on that day so with all of these points in its favor, we collected a bit of seed. Most of the mature plants we saw of this species were 10'-17' tall. Expect midsummer white flowers that are sweetly scented.
Exbucklandia populnea
Exbucklandia populnea
Price: $28.00
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Large Band Pot
Oxalis versicolor
Oxalis versicolor
Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)

Medium Band Pot
Paeonia japonica
Paeonia japonica
Price: $20.00
In Stock

Large Tall Band Pot
Choice woodland species from Japan where the small bowl-shaped white flowers are much admired and combines harmoniously with the simple rounded leaflets. An easy herbaceous species and one of the few Peonies that thrives in the shade. Looks great with Ferns, Hellebores and Hostas. This species has been submerged into Paeonia obovata by Hong De-Yuan in his extraordinary monograph 'Peonies of the World, Taxonomy and Phytogeography'. This book, along with the newly published second volume (2011) 'Peonies of the World, Polymorphism and Diversity', will remain the undisputed last answer for the foreseeable future. That said, we will retain the epithet japonica to differentiate it from obovata as this blooms much earlier than our pink P. obovata from Japan and has an entirely different horticultural gestalt in the garden. We can hear Hong De-Yuan now "I pour my life into this unrivaled and exhaustive treatment of the genus Paeonia and this is what you take from it - horticultural gestalt? AARRRGGGHHH!"
Primula x juliana 'Jay-Jay'
Primula x juliana 'Jay-Jay'
Price: $10.00
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4" Band Pot
One of the most intensely colored Juliana type Primroses out there. This puts on a no-holds barred display of shrieking magenta flowers that is a celebration of pigment with no apologies. The rich color sets it apart from all others. Tolerates full sun if given enough water but looks better given some relief from afternoon sun. Very tough and a good clumper. Our plant came from Rice Creek Garden in Minneapolis years ago so that gives some clue as to hardiness. It also came under the name of 'Lois Lutz' which we have sold it as for a number of years including this year on our online store here. Thanks to the American Primrose Society show people down in Portland for pointing out the error of our ways.
Crocosmia 'Okavango'
Crocosmia 'Okavango'
Price: $18.00
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Quart Pot
From the breeding work of Bob Brown comes this crazy good plant. On very stout stems, the big flowers with broad rounded tepals are bunched together in nice fat heads and the flowers are a melange of peachy apricoty pink hues. One of the very best of the recent introductions. Expect this to get 36"-40" and it is a slow clumper so it will be awhile before you need to divide it.
Scoliopus hallii
Scoliopus hallii
Price: $12.00
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4" Pot
Demure little native of the Coast and Cascade Ranges in Oregon, this obscure Trillium relative was grown from seed collected by National Living Treasure Ron Ratko.. Well, he should be anyway. Grow this like you would Primroses or Trilliums in moist but draining soil in shade.
Epipactis 'Sabine'
Epipactis 'Sabine'
Price: $20.00
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4" Pot
A vigorous cross between our native stream orchid Epipactis gigantea and the European marsh orchid, E. palustris. This will make lots of stems to 18" with small flowers whose various parts are colored in orange-red, brownish and yellow and white. Easy given a rich moist soil and hardy to Z5. These are single stem divisions potted early this spring and won't put it's best foot forward this year but will seem like money well-spent come next.
Cardiocrinum giganteum v. yunnanense
Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense
Price: $20.00
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Large Band Pot
Cardiocrinum is exciting enough but variety yunnanense with its burnished copper new growth causes pulses to elevate along with dilated pupils and flaring nostrils. When this is blooming it is almost as good as sex. It takes a few years but purple flushed white flowers on 12' stalks - oh yes!
Grevillea victoriae
Grevillea victoriae
Price: $15.00
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4" Pot
This has never had a speck of damage to it in the winter and in our opinion is one of the best evergreen broadleaf shrubs for our area. This is the straight species which gets taller than the various selections. Densely willowy with clusters of amber sheathed coral flowers Jan-May. Thrives on full sun and well-drained soil of low fertility plus has low water needs. Like all Grevillea, it is sensitive to phosphorous but you really don't need to fertilize anyway and growing it lean will harden it up even better for winter.
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'
Price: $15.00
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4" Pot
Very hardy winter blooming shrub from Tasmania which Seattle's gardening guru Ciscoe Morris proclaims as his favorite plant of all time or at least until he talks about the next plant. We agree though - this plant totally rules. No problems whatsoever but little or no fertilizer as it dislikes phosphorous. Buff orange flowers in late winter into spring. This is a shorter and broader selection with arger flowers than typical. There is gorgeous 5' tall by 8' wide plant on F Street here in town which grows outside the fence above a rock wall and gets no water or attention plus get the full brunt of winter winds and looks fabulous all the time.
Acer saccharum 'Newton Sentry' (syn.'Monumentale')
Acer saccharum 'Newton Sentry' (syn.'Monumentale')
Price: $22.00
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4" Pot
This is a fantastic narrow sugar maple which in your lifetime will have the dimensions of a telephone pole. A culvert stood on end. A vegetative cylinder. A tree for any narrow sunny place. A 25'-30' tall tree may have a uniform branching spread the length of its trunk of only 5'-7' which means given its trunk diameter, its branches are but 2'-3' long. Pretty awesome especially in fall when the leaves color up primarily in fiery orange but imbued with yellows and reds. There is a lot of confusion as to the correct name for this maple because for well over 100 years nurseries, botanic gardens and publications have been interchanging the names and characteristics of another columnar maple. Both of these trees were introduced by the same nursery in Massachusetts within two years of each other in the latter half of the 1800's. The best discussion and clarification of this is in an article in the Arnold Arboretum publication Arnoldia in 1983 by Michael Dathe. Given his personal knowledge of the original trees as well as access to historical records, we're going with his account. You can google this easily and it is a pretty interesting read. These are one year old grafts as of Jamuary of this writing. Established plants should grow a foot or so per year and expect a 10 year old tree to be 12' tall with a 1' spread here on the West Coast and perhaps a bit less in the Northeast. This is hardy to zone 4.