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Aconitum volubile Aconitum volubile

Another climbing Monkshood species which we quite enjoy. A great deer proof perennial that each year produces twining vines to 10' or more with terminal clusters of Monkshood flowers of lavender-purple and white in late summer and fall. Good for trellises or running up into large shrubs, small trees or wire fence panels. Pretty darned easy.

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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.

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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.

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Allium 'August Confection' Allium 'August Confection'

A dark colored selection of Allium senescens ssp. montanum by Mark McDonough that puts on a serious flower display of ruddy pink flowers in mid to late summer to the unending delight of those little orange Skipper butterflies.  Clump forming and not invasive, this is muy bueno.

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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.

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Allium senescens ssp.glaucum 'Blue Eddy' Allium senescens ssp.glaucum 'Blue Eddy'

Fun little onion with blue green leaves in flat curls on the ground.  Small round heads of pink flowers adds to the whimsy.  Great in the rock garden as this likes sun and good drainage.  Not one of the weedy Alliums - this is well behaved.

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Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa' Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'

Here is a little Japanese bulbous plant that will add some late summer glitz to the rock garden or special foreground planting niche.  Not shy about blooming, this will strut its stuff with round purplish flowerheads on 10" stems which sends our friends the Butterflies and Bees into quiet delirium.

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Allium thunbergii DJH 272 Allium thunbergii DJH 272

A Dan Hinkley collection from Japan of this fine mid to late summer blooming Allium species.  Good richly colored purple flowers are freely produced on this densely clumping little dude.  Good in containers and great in the rock garden or special little niche.

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Allium thunbergii f. alba Allium thunbergii f. alba

Excellent little Asian Allium that is very nice with small heads of white flowers. Perfect for the rock garden or does great in regular garden beds as it does appreciate some moisture during the summer. Sun and decent drainage and thrives in one customers garden in Michigan. Tidy and of good disposition and certainly not a garden thug.

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Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine' Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine'

Bog Rosemary. This is a compact selection to just 6" tall and spreading with the gray-green needle-like leaves often taking on a red edge.  The short stems are hung with small pink bells in late spring which are enjoyed by bees.  Related to Rhododendrons and Heather, this likes a moist acidic spot in part sun.  Very hardy to zone 3.

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Andromeda polifolia 'Nana' Andromeda polifolia 'Nana'

Compact Bog Rosemary with the evergreen gray-green narrow leaves like the needles of some conifer and stand ascendant along the short stems arising from slowly spreading stoloniferous underground stems.  All this is good but the small white bell flowers are better in late spring.  Moist and some shade from hot sun.  Really hardy.

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Anemone apennina 'Albiflora' Anemone apennina 'Albiflora'

A necessary part of the woodland garden are the small European Anemones and this is one of the good ones.  Fine foliage and nice white flowers in spring on a slowly spreading rhizomatous little bulbous plant.  As you may have surmised, this is at home in the Apennines in Italy and into Croatia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Anemone stolonifera 'Flore Plena' Anemone stolonifera 'Flore Plena'

Very sweet little Asian creeper for the woodland or partly sunny garden bed.  This form with its small white and fully double flowers is very appealing and the flowers are nicely in scale with the diminutive leaves.  A nice alternative to the European Anemone nemorosa clan and can be used in much the same way.

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Kikuzaki White' Anemonella thalictroides 'Kikuzaki White'

A new Japanese selection of a favorite eastern US wildflower. This has double white flowers which are quite large and are not the domed buttons of say 'Oscar Shoaf' but more of a flattened button with a thick frill of petals. This will bloom for many weeks on an established clump. These are divisions from our plants and very choice.

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Shiozaki' Anemonella thalictroides 'Shiozaki'

Very new selection out of Japan that is like a slightly less tight and paler 'Cameo'. These are surprisingly tough tuberous perennials native to the eastern US and will go summer dormant but before that happens, you will enjoy many weeks of long-lasting double flowers on an eventual impressive-for-its size clump.

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Anisocampium niponicum 'Pearly White' (syn. Athyrium) Anisocampium niponicum 'Pearly White' (syn. Athyrium)

Recently moved from Athyrium and placed in Anisocampium, this is an even more recent selection of this deciduous species. 'Pearly White', as you correctly deduce, is a good, solidly silver-white foliage form which puts a check mark on the to-do list line of "Find bright plant to lighten up dark spot in shade garden".

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Aquilegia formosa Aquilegia formosa

Our native Columbine from seed collected on the way up to Mt Townsend in the Olympics.  One of our most endearing natives with pendulous flowers which have reddish petals and spurs backing a soft yellow cup.  This has a grace and charm so lacking in the garden hybrids.  One of the first wildflowers I learned tottering around in the woods.

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Aruncus 'Guinea Fowl' Aruncus 'Guinea Fowl'

A very fun new compact Goats Beard from Europe.  This makes very dense mounds of finely cut fern-like foliage with multiple flower stems bearing short wands of densely packed white flowers flowing horizontally like the plumage of some fanciful bird.  Like a Guinea Fowl.

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Astilbe glaberrima 'Yakushima' Astilbe glaberrima 'Yakushima'

An alpine gem from the Japanese island of Yakushima, this is about as small as you get with an Astilbe.  Any smaller, and one would have to wonder just why bother but this is an ideal little miniature.  Tough as nails, Sue grew this in her former garden in northern Vermont.  Give this mostly sun and moist.  Small stems of light pink flowers.

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Astilbe x crispa 'Lilliput' Astilbe x crispa 'Lilliput'

A very dwarf and often hard to find Astilbe that couples congested dark green foliage which is reddish bronze when in new growth with stout little spires of pink flowers.  Don't be mislead by its small stature into thinking this is some ephemeral dainty - it is tough and durable.

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Astrantia 'Star of Royals' Astrantia 'Star of Royals'

Masterwort.  Long-blooming compact variety with lots of long-lasting pincushion white flowers tinged variously in light pink.  The pink is most pronounced of the reverse of the bracts surrounding the button of "true" flowers which gives this a teasing bicolor look.  Astrantias give back way more than you put into them which works out really well.

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Astrantia major 'Superstar' syn. 'White Giant' Astrantia major 'Superstar' syn. 'White Giant'

Masterwort.  This gives a show all summer long with exceptionally long-lasting flowers of white tinged ever so slightly in green.  Tough and durable performer, this brings an essential lightness of flower to brighten the eye.  The green palmate leaves are a welcome visual structure unto themselves.  A superstar like Prince?  No, but perhaps Bono.

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Bergenia 'David' Bergenia 'David'

A hybrid Bergenia from the breeding work of Rosemarie Eskuche in Germany.  'David' has smallish leaves which stand quite upright taking on good color in the winter.  Being smaller and upright lends itself to containers or the rock garden.  Intense pink flowers on stems to 16" in spring are impossible to ignore unless of course you decorate with plastic flamingos.

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Calluna vulgaris 'Beoley Gold' Calluna vulgaris 'Beoley Gold'

Maybe the best of the yellow foliaged heathers.  Simply a blaze of color in the landscape and a beacon holding the hopes of spring during the winter gloom.  White flowers late summer into fall are a tasteful accessory.  Low maintenance with an annual clipping of the spent flowers if you have compulsive tendencies.

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Calluna vulgaris 'Prostrata Flagelliformis' Calluna vulgaris 'Prostrata Flagelliformis'

One of the best of the prostrate heathers according to the Alpine Garden Society and they know these things.  Creeping along the ground getting no more than 4" tall with an innate desire to trail over a rock or spill a bit over a wall softening that linear hard edge.  Small mauve flowers late summer and early fall.

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Campanula lactiflora NCE219 Campanula lactiflora NCE219

This Campanula was collected in Russia at Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, Terbeda, Gonachkir Valley at 1800 meters so next time you are there, keep an eye peeled for it.  This potentially can reach 3'-5' tall in flower with nice heads of pale lavender to white flowers in midsummer.  Is it hardy, you ask?  Da!

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