Join Our Mailing List





Home > Shop by Category
Shop by Category
  Shop A - Z
  Shop by Genus
  Shop by Plant Type
  Shop by Common Name
  Deer Resistant Plants
  Drought Tolerant Plants
  Shop by Plant Origin
Sort By:
Page of 46
Meconopsis 'Lingholm' Himalayan Blue Poppy
Meconopsis 'Lingholm' - Himalayan Blue Poppy
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Band Pot
Himalayan Blue Poppy. Few plants capture the imagination and fire a lust to possess to the extant this fabled perennial does. Our 'Lingholm' strain is one of the best of the Blue Poppies and certainly one of the most reliably perennial. We never tire of seeing this in bloom with its large flowers of a good medium blue or of hearing the exclamations of delighted wonder from gardeners of every skill level. There is something about this that is magic and our sympathies if you live where this cannot be grown which is about anywhere it gets hot and/or humid in the summer. This Meconopsis is not an Oriental Poppy. Forget we said the word 'Poppy' because everything that makes an Oriental Poppy happy will surely kill this aristocrat. Think cool. moist, part shade, what is going to make my Primrose happy? and you will be on the right track. This is going to be difficult south of northern New England unless you have a cool microclimate. Forget about Kansas although we have heard good reports from higher elevation in Colorado. We've seen the parent species of this hybrid at 12000' in eastern Bhutan and 10000' in Yunnan both in stable moss-covered boulder slopes which never dry. This appreciates a partly sunny to bright dappled shaded position with good loose organic soil that drains yet doesn't dry out. Acid soil and it doesn't like heat and it does need a winter so it can go dormant. A small percentage will bloom and die - that is just the roll of the Blue Poppy dice and part of the mystique. This strain is much less prone to that plus you have viable seed with which you can start new ones if that does happen. That said, the 'Lingholm' selection in general cultivation has been so diluted by generations of seed-sowing that the Royal Horticultural Society is calling this strain Meconopsis Fertile Blue Group to denote that it is a tall blue flower producing fertile seeds. But what really matters is that these have no peers as there is truly nothing to compare. Young, sturdy plants which will establish very nicely in the garden.
Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn'
Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn'
Price: $12.00
In Stock

Small Band Pot
A very lovely selection of this terrestrial and sometime lithophytic orchid. These are hardy outside in mild winters or given protection. They need great drainage like planted in moss on a rock or in a stump or rotting log and protected during severe cold snaps. Traditionally grown in pots and brought in a cool spot for the winter, these are quite easy.
Trillium kurabayashii
Trillium kurabayashii
Price: $18.00
In Stock

Bare Root
Surely one of the finest Trillium species and one of the most fervently desired plant in our shade garden. We've got some fine clumps of this in the garden so it seems a sensible response. This is an uncommon species growing in southern Oregon and Northern California. Dark red sessile flowers with a slight twist of the petals that stand at attention above mottled leaves. These are pretty hefty plants which should flower unless they are being just plain contrary. These should be planted so there is 2"-3" of soil above the growth tip. Perhaps a bit deeper if you are in a cold zone.
Paeonia mairei
Paeonia mairei
Price: $25.00
In Stock

Bare Root
Steve Hootman, Curator and Director of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, often pats himself on the back for collecting this exceptional species in China and each spring as our plants flower, we murmur attaboys and give him virtual high fives while virtually raising our glass in salute. Loves some shade, great foliage and spring pink flowers. Steve has bagged a host of amazing Rhodos on his collecting trips and this Peony is just as exceptional. Narrow leaflets with a distinct sheen provide backing for the fat dark pink flower buds which often emerge in the early to mid spring before the leaves. This gives an extended period of tantalization before the impressive pink flowers open. An added bonus are the lovely shiny black seeds arrayed in the starfish-shaped seed pods. All in all, a very choice introduction. Huzzah, Hootman and well done Laddie!

These are nice plants, with multiple eyes and a year away from flowering. Just cover the 'noses' an inch or two as too deep is worse than too shallow when planting peonies. This species is best in light shade although part sun such as morning sun is perfectly ok.
Pachyphragma macrophyllum
Pachyphragma macrophyllum
Price: $12.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
Kind of a rocking plant in that it really requires nothing from you. We have it in a drier spot in our shade garden and it just trucks along looking good and putting on nice white flowers for months on end. Horrible winter weather comes and it doesn't care - just stays evergreen. We've gotten rather attached to it and you will as well. One of Beth Chatto's 100 favorites.
Pleione formosana
Pleione formosana
Price: $11.00
In Stock

Small Band Pot
This is a surprisingly hardy terrestrial Orchid that is quite easy to grow given a couple of rules. Loose crumbly organic/gritty well-drained soil and fairly dry in the winter. Oh yeah, real cold is not the best either. We have friends who grow these easily in nearby Port Ludlow in rotting logs, stumps and deep moss on rocks with a tarp thrown over in winter to shed rain but that is in a mild maritime garden. Traditionally this is grown in containers and overwintered in a cool sunroom or coldframe. Were making this sound harder than it is and we don't mean to as it is worth the minimal fuss. Pink and white Cattleya-type flowers on such a little plant. This increases freely by small bulblets which is how we have come to offer these to you.
Rudbeckia maxima
Rudbeckia maxima
Price: $15.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
Large Coneflower. If size is important to you and we probably won't believe you if you say it isn't, then give this one a whirl. Huge paddles of 24" long by 8"-10" wide glaucous blue-tinged basal green leaves makes striking clumps which can be evergreen in mild winters. In June and July, stems to 8' hold big yellow flowers with drooping petals and cones up to 6" long. This makes an eyecatching statement in the border especially grouped in a large border or can serve as that Punctuation Point of Drama as a single plant. Either way, this brings the action. Leave the seedheads up as they look good and the goldfinches will think it is the all-you-can-eat buffet. Flowers are good cut and if you want to short the finches, the seed heads are nice dried.
Uvularia grandiflora
Uvularia grandiflora
Price: $11.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Merry Bells. One of our favorite of the Midwest and Eastern woodland wildflowers. Rich gold pendant flowers dangling like earrings on a woman of some serious substance. Combines beautifully with upper crust plants such as Cardiocrinums and Arisaemas yet hangs comfortably with box store Hostas. These are divisions from our stock plants.
Woodwardia unigemmata
Price: $15.00
In Stock

4" Pot
A most impressive fern and one we've been privileged to see in its native haunts in China. This makes magnificent large long fronds, coppery when young and when mature, terminating in a single fuzzy small ball or gemma, which will become a new fern.
Paeonia corsica syn. mascula ssp. russoi
Paeonia corsica (syn. mascula ssp. russoi)
Price: $40.00
In Stock

Bare Root
One of the finest of the species Peonies, this Mediterranean goody is among the first to bloom in spring. Fabulous new growth and very showy single pink flowers. If you want scent, get a hybrid. If you want class, here you go. This is a stunning and very good plant whose foliage gleams with a metallic sheen which looks great throughout the summer. The late summer/early fall seed pod display is of high ornament.. Good, well drained soil, this will be more heat tolerant than the other species and the one most apt to succeed if you live in an area with minimal winter cold. These are nice big plants most of which flowered this year. When planting, just cover the red buds no more than an inch or two.
Lathyrus vernus
Lathyrus vernus
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Spring Vetchling. One of the stars of the early spring garden, this perennial bush Pea makes a soft-textured clump with scads of lavender-pink Pea flowers. Combines well with Hellebores and Narcissus and is virtually pest-free. Low-maintenance - cut back in fall.
Paeonia veitchii
Paeonia veitchii
Price: $35.00
In Stock

Bare Root
This Chinese woodland Peony is one of the few species blooming and thriving in full shade as well as sun. Nicely dissected ferny foliage and slightly nodding single pink flowers 2-3 per stem makes this distinctively beautiful. We had a rare trip in the spring to Yunnan and Sichuan in 2006 to see plants in flower and this was one of the standouts. Later to make growth in the spring than some of the other species so don't panic. These are impressively large plants with multiple flowering eyes. The biggest problem with peonies is planting them too deep so just cover the red growth bud an inch or two at most if dormant.
Saxifraga fortunei "Setsusai" strain
Saxifraga fortunei "Setsusai" strain
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
These are seedlings from 'Setsusai' which we originally received from Barry Yinger at Asiatica just before the nursery closed. Clouds of small white flowers like a late summer-fall snowstorm bring a lightness to the shade garden as well as some much needed bloom. Tougher than they look, hardy to zone 5, these just don't want to dry out.
Begonia sutherlandii
Begonia sutherlandii
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4"Pot
A very handsome hardy tuberous Begonia with orange flowers of which it is obviously very proud of as it is not shy about displaying them. This makes a nice clump and can be left in the garden over winter. Good in containers although I wouldn't let the pots freeze solid. Increases well.
Rhodohypoxis 'Kiwi Joy'
Rhodohypoxis 'Kiwi Joy'
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
A newer and scarcer selection from - you guessed it - New Zaland. This has small intricately marked in shades of rose and cream double flowers. The petals are carefully nested in graduated ranks and the whole thing is just darn cute. Sun and moist but well drained. Drier in the winter.
Adiantum venustum
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
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.
Trillium ovatum
Trillium ovatum
Price: $18.00
In Stock

Bare Root
Odd that it has taken us so long to offer our native Trillium but we finally do with these blooming size plants. Our interest in Trillium species from afar must have the same psychological basis as hiring for a position where ability seems to increase proportionately to distance. These could be considered the West Coast version of T. grandiflorum and you would be hard pressed to distinguish the two when grown side by side. The T. ovatum blooms generally a couple of weeks earlier and the white flower often ages to a most attractive lavender pink. This species is found from sea level to over 3000' and gets east to Montana and south to California although there is talk of giving these outliers some level of taxonomic distinction and separation. Thanks to our longtime gardening friend Sandy Sowers for sharing seedlings of this with us a few years ago.
Maianthemum oleraceum
Maianthemum oleraceum - Pink Form
Price: $20.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
Perhaps the penultimate perennial in our shade garden. This Asian False Solomon Seal species reaches the pinnacle of expression in this pink-purple flowered form. In time, this will develop thick stems variably black or green and less commonly coated in a subtle pale peach fuzz of small hairs. These impressive shoots arise from the soil in spring as if the imaginings of some wild fever dream about asparagus. At full maturity which will take some years, these will be pushing 6' in height and when in flower will render even the most consummate gardener speechless. (David Culp, author of 'The Layered Garden', was not without speech when he dropped to his knee upon seeing this blooming but the words were disconnected and for the most part unintelligible. He said almost a year later in conversation "You know, that was was just one of those moments in your life"). The large panicles of small pinkish purple flowers appear usually the first week of June for us and own the shade garden. We have many striking plants in the garden but when Martha Stewart Living wanted to know when to come out and shoot the garden, we said "First week of June - Maianthemum oleraceum will be blooming". These are young plants at 3-4 years old and will have stems perhaps the diameter of a pencil. It will be a few years before these become contenders for the best thing in your garden but if ever a wait was worth it, this is that wait.
Podophyllum pleianthum ex 'The Giant'
Podophyllum pleianthum ex 'The Giant'
Price: $20.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Giant Chinese Mayapple. Seed-grown from an exceptional form of Podophyllum pleianthum called 'The Giant' which is notable for its extra large, tractor seat green leaves. In Podophyllum, size definitely matters! This will be an impressive plant in the moist shade garden reaching up to 40" tall with maroon flowers tucked under the leaves. The basic formula for success is food + water = Big Leaves.
Paeonia japonica
Paeonia japonica
Price: $35.00
In Stock

Bare Root
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!"

These are very nice flowering-sized plants. .
Microlepia strigosa
Microlepia strigosa
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Cosmopolitan evergreen clumping fern native to you name it almost: China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Himalaya, Polynesia, Hawaii and yes, it is hardy here in our garden. When the big one hits, this fern will be a companionable survivor along with cockroaches, rats and English sparrows. Much more attractive however and excellent company.
Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'
Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'
Price: $16.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
A hybrid out of New Zealand that is widely regarded as one of the best. A hardier deciduous species with big heads of purple-violet flowers with each petal boasting a darker central stripe. This is a performer which will not disappoint. This can be grown in zone 7 if deeply mulched for the winter. We typically mulch all of our Agapanthus just to be on the safe side as we can get cold here.
Cautleya spicata - seedlings of 'Crug Canary'
Cautleya spicata - seedlings of 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103
Price: $15.00
In Stock

Medium Band Pot
Cautleya in all their various incarnations have proved to be excellent plants for the garden here in the Northwest and one of the best is Cautleya spicata 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103 from a Wynn-Jones collection near Darjeeling. It will be a few years before we can offer this named selection but we do have seedlings of it which may vary a bit but we feel comfortable in saying that the worst of the lot will still be a star in your garden given the impeccable bloodlines or saplines in this case. We have not had the parent plant long but it is showing a bit more height comparatively than the form 'Robusta'. Another difference is that this has all green leaves whereas in 'Robusta' there is good maroon underside but remember that seedling variation. Same good red bracts and yellow flowers in July-August and reliably blooms in the garden. An excellent plant for part sun to light shade in rich moist soil that drains. Mulch in winter.
Galtonia regalis
Galtonia regalis
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Very cool South African bulb grown from seed we received from English plantsman Harry Hay many years ago. Harry was a discriminating collector of plants and generous in sharing. This has broad strap leaves and tall stems bearing pendulous flowers of softly muted green. Truly regal. This has been amply hardy for us and appreciates a bit of shade from the hottest part of the day and will do well on an eastern aspect which where we have ours planted on our sunny border. Nice bulbs which are reaching flowering size so some will and some won't but for those that don't it will be next year for sure.
Mahonia gracilipes
Mahonia gracilipes
Price: $15.00
In Stock

Medium Band Pot
One of the great Mahonia species or Berberis as they are now sometimes known. We saw this growing on Wawushan in Sichuan where it exhibited it's characteristic waxy white underleaf. Loose sprays of pinky-orange flowers in late summer and early fall are followed by nice fruit. Easy and a connoisseurs foliage plant. These are very nice plants needing to get bumped up into gallons shortly and when they do, they will cost a bit more so now is the time!
Salvia aff. dolichantha
Salvia aff. dolichantha
Price: $10.00
In Stock

Medium Band Pot
Bold gray-green foliaged Chinese Salvia collected by plantswoman June Sinclair. Deciduous species and tough as nails. Multiple arms of flowering stems splay out from the leafy crown bearing many rich purple tubular pouchy flowers. This has been a trooper in our garden. We previously offered this as S. bulleyana but are refining our best guesses. Oh to have more time with a hand lens and the Flora of China.
Sorbus reducta
Sorbus reducta
Price: $12.00
In Stock

Small Band Pot
Dwarf Mountain Ash. Our collection of the grand little 2' species from NW Yunnan where we found it mingling about in a little wooded copse with Nomocharis aperta as a friend. Creamy white flowers in clusters followed by pinkish red fruit. Decent fall color as well.
Parahebe perfoliata - Dark Form
Parahebe perfoliata - Dark Form
Price: $12.00
In Stock

Large Band Pot
This we received purporting to have darker flowers than typical. We think it does. A little. Sorta. This laughed at 9 degrees and grew away like mad! Rocking Eucalyptus-like blue-gray perfoliate leaves on decumbent stems terminating in loose clusters of small bluish flowers. In the top tier of subshrubs for sure.
x Gordlinia grandiflora
x Gordlinia grandiflora
Price: $15.00
In Stock

4" Pot
Just in the last decade was this fascinating bigeneric hybrid described by the hybridizer, Dr. Tom Ranney of North Carolina State University. This is a cross between the very hardy but somewhat finicky deciduous Franklinia alatamaha and the amenable but not so hardy evergreen Loblolly Bay, Gordonia lasianthus. The result is a plant that is evergreen and vigorous with larger (3"-4") white flowers than either parent. This will get to perhaps 30' tall and half as wide. This will also pick up nice red and orange colors in the fall. Hardiness is a good Zone 6 and this will be a fabulous addition to the late summer to fall flowering palette. As both parents are from the Southeast, good heat tolerance as well.
Asarum maximum 'Green Panda'
Asarum maximum 'Green Panda'
Price: $12.00
In Stock

4" Pot
A bold, green leafed version of the Panda Face Ginger. Underneath the umbrella canopy of leaves, the large black and white flowers are snugged to the crown and provides one of the best Omigod! moments in the garden when your friends walk past and you say "I think you might have missed this........."