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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.

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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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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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 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 'James Compton'

A shorter selection of dark-leafed Bugbane, this has purplish black foliage which is the perfect foil for the Aug-Sept bottle brush wands of fragrant white flowers.  This would be ideal in containers since it is hardy as all get out or merchandising aside, excellent in groups in the shade garden, cottage garden or just about anywhere - we like it!

Price: 16.00
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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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Agastache rupestris - Sunset Hyssop Agastache rupestris - Sunset Hyssop

Also known as Threadleaf Hyssop, this grows in AZ and NM at 5000'-7000' elevation where it gets darned cold. The flowers are a orange to burnt orange set in a purple calyx and there other sunset shades playing in that floral sandbox as well. This likes well-drained soil low in fertility in lots of sun. Deer proof, low water needs, low maintenance - it's all good.

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: 10.00
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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 '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 'Summer Pink' Allium 'Summer Pink'

One of my favorite Alliums from Mark McDonough with cool gray green foliage and sugar pink 2" balls of flowers in midsummer.  This is a rhizomatous type making nice clumps without being invasive.  The foliage looks good during bloom and the bees & butterflies have a rugby scrum over the nectar.

Price: 12.00
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Allium acuminatum Allium acuminatum

Tapertip Onion.  Western US and BC native growing in open rocky areas, stabilized screes, subalpine meadows.  One of the best colored natives with nice heads of magenta rose flowers on stems from 5-12 inches tall depending on how happy and mature it is.  The leaves wither before flowering leaving the stage to the star.  Ideal for rock gardens.

Price: 12.00
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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 cyathophorum var. farreri Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

This is a Chinese species with 10"-15"stems of good bright purple flowers over grassy clumps of foliage.  This is an easy plant for general garden beds and does not want to dry out in the summer like the bulbous Allium species.   This reseeds just enough to make your planting look natural and not contrived and is not a pest at all.  Deer proof.

Price: 15.00
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Allium hookeri var. muliense Allium hookeri var. muliense

An uncommon and attractive Allium introduced to the Northwest by Diana Reeck of Collector's Nursery who was given seed of this while visiting Kunming Botanic Garden.  A clumping Chinese species with small heads of soft yellow flowers.  Adapts to sun or bright shade in reasonably moist soil.  Well behaved, this won't become a Yellow Peril.

Price: 15.00
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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.

Price: 12.00
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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.

Price: 15.00
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Allium macranthum DW Allium macranthum DW

A collection from Tibet by Daniel Winkler.  This is one of the Asian rhizomatous onions making a nice clump of broadly grassy foliage with leaves 12"-15" long.  The flowers are in shades of pink and are open rounded umbels whose drooping florets look a bit like some of the fireworks seen in a Fourth of July evening sky. Hardy to at least zone 6 and likely lower.

Price: 12.00
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