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Aciphylla aurea Aciphylla aurea

Wicked New Zealander with defensively formidable stilleto yelloowish leaves in a low dense mound.  This is not only deer resistant but wild boar, komodo dragon and grizzly bear reisistant as well.  This well armored Kiwi has dioecious white flowers in a showy yellow plume.  Good deep drainage.

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 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: $16.00
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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.

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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.

Price: $15.00
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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 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.

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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.

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Actaea rubra Actaea rubra

Seed collected by Ron Ratko in Idaho from a white berried form although these will likely be typical scarlet.  Small poofs of white flowers in spring yield to showy seed clusters in late summer.  A nice native for the shade garden.

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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 ‘Black Negligee’ Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'

Dark purple-black finely dissected leaves gives this a lacy boudoir effect so it is particularly effective planted outside the north or east facing bedroom window where it can work some subliminal magic.  Late summer-fall wands of fragrant purple-tinged white flowers are guaranteed to seal the deal.

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Adiantum venustum

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.

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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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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

This was selected at Bressingham Gardens by the legendary Alan Bloom and is derivative from the garden-proven Headsbourne hybrids that are noted for hardiness and excellent flowers.  This pick of the litter has 2-1/2' stems with baseball sized flowerheads of a good dark blue.  This will be good for zone 7 with a nice deep mulch.

Price: $16.00
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Agapanthus 'Double Diamond' Agapanthus 'Double Diamond'

A compact little guy carrying very nice white flowers which benefit from extra petals giving it a little more floral punch.  If you can and no one complains, then why not?  Mulch in winter and decent drainage and feel free to plant it in a very sunny hot spot.

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Agapanthus 'Kingston Blue' Agapanthus 'Kingston Blue'

A lovely cultivar introduced to this area by the enigmatic Pete Ray of Vashon and no relation to our local Kingston.  Tastefully narrow deciduous leaves with medium small flower heads of a good clear mid-blue.  Hardy and a good performer in the garden.  Sun and deer resistant.

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Agapanthus 'Margaret' Agapanthus 'Margaret'

One of the top hybrids bred by Steve Hickman of Hoyland's and is well-regarded among those in the know for its large powder-blue flowers on 30" stems.  We have just a few of these and owe thanks to plantsman Jim Fox's courier efforts from the UK and for sharing with us.

Price: $25.00
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Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue' Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue'

A sterling selection of a smaller Agapanthus which has lots of small heads of dark blue flowers,  We dug this from the personal garden of our friends from Hedgerows Nursery upon their retirement and moving away.  A very choice selection and not to be confused with the clone 'Midknight Blue'.

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Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'

Very dwarf and compact Agapanthus with a surprising number of small but perfect clusters of dark blue flowers on 12" stems.  Great little container plant of perfect in the front edge of the garden.  Tolerant of heat and some dry.

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Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' Agapanthus 'Silver Moon'

One of the very best of the white variegated Agapanthus.  This has superb clean white variegation which coupled with the abundant blue flowers in mid to late summer is frankly dazzling.  A dwarf selection that lends itself well to containers - just don't let the pots freeze in winter!

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Agapanthus 'White Heaven' PP15811 Agapanthus 'White Heaven' PP15811

Immense white flower heads held well above the broad strappy leaves on stout stems in mid to late summer.  This survived the devilishly devastating 5 days of hell in early December of 2009 outside for us so there is no reason not to grow this tough customer.

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Agapanthus inapertus 'Nigrescens' Agapanthus inapertus 'Nigrescens'

Agapanthus inapertus ssp. pendulus 'Nigrescens' is the complete name of this inky blue-black beauty.  Drooping pendulous florets are striking and this form is even darker than the more familiar 'Graskop' .  Give it plenty of sun and a good snuggly blanket of mulch in the winter.  Good drainage too!

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Agapanthus inapertus subsp. pendulus 'Graskop' Agapanthus inapertus subsp. pendulus 'Graskop'

We love this selection of Agapanthus which grows wild near Graskop, South Africa and is a grand departure from the rounded aerial starbursts usually associated with Agapanthus.  Still fireworks but with falling streamers of inky violet-black long pendulous florets which speak to us at a limbic level.  Mulch in winter.  Deciduous.

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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: $12.00
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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.

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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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