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Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

A German selection of dwarf Balsam Fir and a superior cultivar than the more readily available 'Nana'. Hardly surprising that the Germans would have a superior cultivar and if enough of these get planted, they might counteract Volkswagen's emissions cover-up. Grows just 1"-3" per year and reaches 2'x2' in 10 years.  Zone 3-8.

Price: $20.00
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Achillea grandifolia Achillea grandifolia

Imposing perennial to 4' or more with stout stems holding large corymbs of small whitish flowers most of the summer.  Pretty awesome plant for a Yarrow and a hard one to come by and thanks to Gayle Richardson for sharing this with us.  Bold enough to fit in the tropical look, hardy enough to grow nearly anywhere and the deer don't like it - sign me up!

Price: $15.00
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Aconitum bulbuliferum ‘Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523 Aconitum bulbuliferum ‘Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523

Our collection of this distinctive viningMonkshood from the wooded slopes of Longshou in Sichuan.   We think this is quite superior to other color forms of this rare species and have given it the name 'Monk Gone Wild' because it is a pretty crazy color for a Monkshood plus this monk managed to remain technically celibate yet still have lots of children via stem bulbils.

Price: $25.00
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Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety' Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'

A superb selection with tall strong stems to 5' or more (anecdotal stories of 10' intrigue us but we haven't had them long enough to get old growth Monkshood)  Large dark deep blue cowled flowers are among the best and they do make a statement.  Deer proof.

Price: $15.00
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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.

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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 sp. PMD Aconitum sp. PMD

An interesting Monkshood species from a Philip MacDougall collection in Taiwan.  This has large dusky blue-purple flowers on 2'-3' stems in mid summer and is not so tall so as to require support.  This does well for us in full sun but might be even better in half sun. It has been a reliable performer and a nice change from the typical Dutch and Euro selections.

Price: $16.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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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.

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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.

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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 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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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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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.

Price: $15.00
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Allium cyaneum 'Sky Blue' Allium cyaneum

A fine dwarf Alium from China with small heads of dark blue flowers in this form.  This is good in the rock garden, loves full sun, tidy enough for edging on a small scale and deer proof so excellent for those Asian-inspired, deer-infested gardens on Orcas.

Price: $12.00
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Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

One of the best Allium species you can get for ornamental value.  We love the broad pleated leaves which are endearing enough but toss in the 3" globe packed with ivory flowers touched with green centers and we have a winner.  Great in containers or rock garden.  Easy.

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Allium komarowii Allium komarowii

We are suckers for any Allium allied to Allium karataviense because they all have the most wonderful pleated broad foliage and good globe shaped flower heads.  A larger plant than its cousin with longer leaves and taller flower stems to 14" with a nice spherical display of purple-violet florets.  This is from the dry hills of Tajikistan so a good summer drying is a good thing.

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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 platycaule Allium platycaule

Flat-stemmed Onion.  Really nice pink flowers on short flattened stems on this Oregon, California and Nevada native where it grows on open stony slopes between 1500 and 2500 meters.  The falcate or sickle shaped leaves are fairly broad and a nice gray-green.  Great rock garden subject.  Young bulb from seed which may or may not flower this year.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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Allium wallichii ex China Allium wallichii ex China

A good dark flowered form of Allium wallichii from China.  Although the individual florets are fewer in number in the flower heads, the rich purple color more than compensates.  This species is eaten by the local indigenous peoples although that wild crafting is becoming less frequent as grocery stores are awfully easy.  Not difficult..

Price: $12.00
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Andromeda polifolia 'Kiri Kaming' Andromeda polifolia 'Kiri Kaming'

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.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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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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