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Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei

When this columbine blooms, I feel like I would imagine I would feel if I had a 4 year old daughter with flowing blonde tresses that we had dressed in her first real dress and shiny shoes.  Delicate in appearance yet possessed of that resiliency of childhood, this has impossibly long spurred yellow flowers.

Price: $12.00
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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr Hurd' Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr Hurd'

One of the best of the bigger Manzanitas for the garden, this is tolerant of more "average" garden conditions than many of its kin. This is also one of the more rapid growers plus one of the hardiest. Nice clusters of white flowers on an open-crowned multi-trunked large shrub to 15', with rich reddish-brown bark.

Price: $12.00
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Asarum caudatum Asarum caudatum

Our selection from the California Redwoods of a large-leafed and vigorous clone of Wild Ginger. This sports large glossy green leaves which mask the sizable brown starfish flowers hidden underneath.  We always like surprises.  A dense big groundcover in shaded rich moist soil.

Price: $18.00
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Cardamine cordifolia Cardamine cordifolia

Heartleaf Bittercress. A western US and BC native which prefers the proximity of streams, springs or seeps and this one is an Alex Wright collection from Swauk Creek in Kittitas Co., WA.  Loves a rich moist soil where it will form dense colonies with flower stems holding white flowers with a cream eye 18"-36" high.  This was formerly the subspecies lyallii but has been lumped.into the species.

Price: $12.00
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Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles' Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'

A very hardy Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit Ceanothus.  If you are going to name something the Glory of Versailles then it had better be good!  A deciduous shrub to 6' or 7' high or more and 5' or so wide with soft powder blue panicles of scented flowers mid summer into fall.   C. americanus and the Mexican C. coeruleus are it's parents.

Price: $15.00
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Chamaebatiaria millefolium Chamaebatiaria millefolium

A Ron Ratko collection of this shrubby gem that flies under everyone's radar.  Native to ID, OR and the SW, we saw this in the White Mts growing with the ancient Bristlecone Pines.  Like a shrubby Spiraea but with white Potentilla-like flowers highlighted by yellow anthers.  Lacy moth antennae leaves.  Dry and well-drained.

Price: $15.00
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Clintonia andrewsiana Clintonia andrewsiana

This is one of the stars in the understory of the towering coastal redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens.  Wide fleshy green leaves would not look out of place in the subtropics and that impression is only enhanced by the umbels of red flowers which become visually luscious blue-purple fruit.

Price: $16.00
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Conoclinium greggii (syn. Eupatorium) Conoclinium greggii (syn. Eupatorium)

Gregg's Blue Mistflower.  Texas native we acquired when visiting Peckerwood Gardens.  It was an acquisition with permission of the director in case you were wondering.  Stems 16" tall to sometimes as much as 24" holding fuzzy blue-gray flowers beckoning bees and butterflies.  Very heat tolerant and spreads to make a nice clump.

Price: $15.00
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Epilobium (syn. Zauschneria) 'Silver Select' Epilobium (syn. Zauschneria) canum 'Silver Select'

A nice silver-foliaged selection of the California Fuchsia.  This loves a well-drained soil in a hot sunny spot where it has lots of tubular bright orange hummingbird magnet flowers in late summer.  Disappears in winter but comes up from the spreading underground rhizomes.  Cut back in spring.

Price: $12.00
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Epipactis gigantea 'Eco-Arbuckle' Epipactis gigantea 'Eco-Arbuckle'

Collected by the late Don Jacobs from an especially robust population at the eastern extension of its range in in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. This eastern extension our native Western Stream Orchid will soon form a colony of flowering stems with small orange-yellow-brown flowers. Moist to wet rich soil - it's easy!

Price: $25.00
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Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa

Rubber Rabbitbush.  Drought tolerant shrub of the arid sagebrush steppe and plains.  So named for the felty leaves and flexible twigs.  This is in the aster family and in late summer and fall will fairly cover itself in small yellow flowers which may not be the best smelling as indicated  by the name but damn its nice!

Price: $18.00
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Erigeron scopulinus Erigeron scopulinus

Rock Fleabane.  A mighty mite in the Asteraceae family, this rock crevice dweller was not discovered until 1978 in the Chiricahua Mts in Arizona and later was found 200 miles east in the Black Range of New Mexico.  It has been very easy and rock hardy for us and although drought tolerant, adapts to frequent irrigation.  Small white flowers.

Price: $12.00
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Erythronium tuolumnense Erythronium tuolumnense

Robust California native that has a very limited distribution in the wild.  This seems like the cabbage of Erythroniums as it puts up very large succulent green leaves with pendulous flowers of a rich yellow intensity.  These increase quite nicely by offsets leading to impressive clumps.  Shade.

Price: $12.00
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Garrya elliptica 'Evie' Garrya elliptica 'Evie'

Coast Silktassle.  Exceptional selection by Wayne Roderick of this fine West Coast native evergreen shrub.  This has a much denser habit than 'James Roof' and very profuse greenish 8"-10" catkins sometimes purple tinged in the early spring.  Tough plant needed not much from you and deer proof.

Price: $15.00
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Gaultheria humifusa Gaultheria humifusa

Alpine Wintergreen. Our collection as cuttings of this little groundcover growing on the shores just above waterline at a montane forest lake in northern California. Seldom encountered for sale despite being distributed across the western US and Canada. White flowers with a red calyx followed by red fruit.  This has been easy-peasy for us and enjoys an airy moist soil high in organic matter.

Price: $15.00
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Hesperocyparis pygmaea (syn. Cupressus) Hesperocyparis pygmaea (syn. Cupressus)

California native conifer from seed collected from the Pygmy Forest in Humboldt County. This unique population is naturally dwarfed from growing on nutrient deficient podosol soil with a high aluminum content that overlays a high iron hardpan. This will grow normally for you becoming a lovely drought tolerant tree.

Price: $40.00
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Heuchera pulchella Heuchera pulchella

A very dwarf species Coral Bells with tubby little peachy white flowers on short stems. Ideal rockery or rock garden plant. Not often offered and overshadowed by its lab rat tissue culture Frankenbrethren, we like this a lot and prefer the timeless design nuances of evolutionary millenia over the hottest newest thing until almost immediately the hotter newer thing comes along and you are stuck with last season's big whoop.

Price: $12.00
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Iris PCH 'Endless' Iris PCH 'Endless'

This Pacific Coast hybrid Iris from a 1985 Ghio introduction has indeed provided endless enjoyment since its release. Eye-catching without stridency, the three broad falls have a rich dark berry thumbprint at their base transitioning to a good rose color at fall's end.  The prominent upright style crest on each fall is a light rose while the smaller sepals separate the richly colored falls with the color of old bone shot with red veins.

Price: $15.00
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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii

Twinberry Honeysuckle.  This the southern variant of our native shrubby Honeysuckle which here in Washington has tubular yellow flowers but down in southern Oregon and California, these flowers are little firecrackers of orangish-red.  Tough plant liking wet sites but quite tolerant of drier spots.  Hummers like this!

Price: $16.00
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Monardella macrantha 'Marion Sampson' Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'

Pretty much an awesome plant for the rock garden or hell strip as this relishes good drainage and hot sun.  We saw this at Lakewood Gardens in Denver summer of 2014 and had to have!  A small subshrub covered in blazing red tubular flowers and allows no other plant to have any attention whatsoever.  On the moderate to dryish side and lean.

Price: $12.00
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Monardella sheltonii NNS 100716-05 Monardella sheltonii NNS 100716-05

Shelton's Coyote Mint.  A Ron Ratko collection from the Siskiyous of this drought tolerant, full sun, deer proof southern Oregon into California native.  Numerous upright stems to 15" clad in small aromatic leaves terminate in small heads of rosy-light purple flowers during summer.  Hell strip, rock garden or xeriscape, this takes care of itself.

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Petrophytum caespitosum Petrophytum caespitosum

Grown from seed we collected from plants growing on a sheer rock face in Colorado.  This population is known for its color variations from the usual whitish theme and our young plants have yet to flower so we are twitchy with anticipation.  We first saw this species growing among the ancient Bristlecone Pines in the White Mts - that day was magic!  Grows in rock cracks/crevices or stony open ground in dry situations.  Evergreen mat-former.

Price: $15.00
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Philadelphus madrensis Philadelphus madrensis

This plant smells so good in flower that it should be illegal or barring that, taxable.  This could help with budget shortfalls because it is frankly addictive.  One sniff and the response is "Ooh!  Do you have this for sale?"  Southwest native remarkable hardy with grape koolaid fragrant white  flowers in masses.

Price: $12.00
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Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum' Polypodium glycyrrhiza 'Longicaudatum'

Licorice Fern.  This is the Award of Garden Merit form of the species which has a superior presentation in its fronds which are blessed with a long terminal pinnae.  And really, who doesn't want a long terminal pinnae?  The typical species is a familiar sight growing on the trunks of our native Bigleaf Maples here in western Washington but this form is rare.

Price: $18.00
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Polystichum munitum - Nursery Pick Up Only Polystichum munitum - Nursery Pick Up Only

2 Gallon Size.  Western Sword Fern.  These were spore-grown here so about as Port Townsend local as you can get!  One of the truly great ferns and a memorable sight in Northwest forests where old-growth ferns easily reach 4' or more tall.  Evergreen with a broadly vase-shaped habit, the fronds are used extensively in the floral industry.  Tolerant of sun, rocks in light shade.

Price: $16.00
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Primula (Dodecatheon) jeffreyi  NNS collection Primula (Dodecatheon) jeffreyi NNS collection

Western Shooting Star. A pleasing western wildflower California to Alaska that one can't help but enjoy with its showy pinkish flowers with its strongly backswept petals. Likes it moist in spring and goes summer dormant when it gets drier.  The taxonomic move of Dodecatheon to Primula nearly made us give up on plants and take up studying something stable and predictable like Constitutional checks and balances.

Price: $12.00
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Pseudotrillium rivale syn. Trillium rivale Pseudotrillium rivale syn. Trillium rivale

This sweet little Trillium from the Siskiyou Mountains has been moved into its own genus of which it is the sole representative.  This is known as a monotypic genus and we are drawn to such isolated species.  This is quite diminutive but is very beautiful with usually white flowers but can be pink or have varying degrees of dark pink spotting.  It increases well by division - these are nice freshly divided plants.

Price: $40.00
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Ribes speciosum 'Pincushion' Ribes speciosum 'Pincushion'

Dwarf selection of this California Fuchsia to which we are more than just a little partial.  Spiny stems with their own sense of purpose are clad in small glossy leaves from late fall to early summer and are hung with thin  elongated floral crimson blood drops in late winter and early spring.  Summer dormanrt when dry - perfect!

Price: $15.00
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Salvia pachyphylla Salvia pachyphylla

Maybe the Queen of California Sages, this is surely one of California's loveliest and hardiest.  It has intensely aromatic foliage and makes roughly 2' x 3' bushes with rosey pink flowers during the summer.  Impeccable drainage - it would grow great in very sandy soil and full sun for example. Proven hardy in Denver to zone 6.

Price: $16.00
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Salvia spathacea Salvia spathacea

Hummingbird Sage.  A California native perennial Sage that can take sun or some dry shade as this will grow under California live oaks.  California shade is notably brighter than our Washington shade.  This will get 16"-28" tall with rose-pink flowers appearing out of prominent dark calyces and will creep rhizomatously to 4' or so across.  Hummingbird banquet and deer proof.

Price: $15.00
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