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Asplenium trichomanes Asplenium trichomanes

Maidenhair Spleenwort.  I love common names.  I must dig out our 15th century Herbal and read up on how to properly decoct this sweet little fern for afflicting humors of the spleen.  Or I can just grow it in a gritty well-drained shaded rock garden and enjoy its evergreen delicacy.

Price: $12.00
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Bukiniczia cabulica Bukiniczia cabulica

Awesome and hardy plant for the rock garden.  We have seen this growing very happily in Denver Botanic Garden where the enchanting rosettes of marbled foliage mingled with rosettes in flower.  These were perfect in their informal grouping thanks to thoughtful self-sowing by this bewitching biennial.  Flower stems to 18" with lots of small Sonoran Taupe flowers.  We made that paint chip up = pinkish white. Dies after blooming but reseeds.

Price: $15.00
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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!

Price: $15.00
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Campanula latiloba 'Alba' Campanula latiloba 'Alba'

From Wendy Perry of Bosvigo Plants in S. England comes this unfortunately scarce and choice Campanula.  Gently and very controllably spreading to make an impressive clump with spires of pure white flowers.  Pairs impeccably with Hosta 'Patriot'.

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Campanula latiloba 'Alba' Campanula latiloba 'Alba' - Nursery Pick Up Only

From Wendy Perry of Bosvigo Plants in S. England comes this unfortunately scarce and choice Campanula.  Gently and very controllably spreading to make an impressive clump with spires of pure white flowers.  Pairs impeccably with Hosta 'Patriot'.

Price: $16.00
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Cephalaria gigantea Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Pincushion Flower.  We saw this used to great effect in numerous cottage gardens in northern England during our coast to coast walk in June-July 2012.  Impressive zone 3 perennial whose open, branched stems can exceed 6' tall and bear creamy yellow flowers.  Perfect for mixing with lower bushy plants.

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Daphne albowiana Daphne albowiana

This uncommon Daphne calls the Caucasus Mountains home and we find even its glossy green leaves an ornamental asset but really, one grows Daphne for the flowers.  This has terminal clusters of narrow yellow flowers which are very pleasant and the fun continues after blooming with good display of showy red fruit.  Which is where these came from.  Best in part sun and does great at woodland edge.

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Ephedra regeliana Ephedra regeliana

Miniature Joint Fir.  Choice species from the bleak areas of the "stans" - Afghan, Uzbek, Kazak, Krygh, Paki and Tajikistan.  This primitive Conifer relative likes it rough - just good drainage and a hot, sunny dry spot are it's simple wants.  This is small enough for a trough planter.

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Eryngium caucasicum Eryngium caucasicum

Native to the Caucasus and northern Iran where hardline clerics have been known to set aside fiery rhetoric while getting dirty bedding out plants of Eryngium caucasicum at their villas in the Elburz Mts.  The Eryngium flowers are a natural cleric mellowing agent making them feel like the Ayatollah of Sea Hollyola.  Small blueish flowers in quantity.

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Ficus afghanistanica 'Silver Lyre' Ficus johannis subsp. afghanistanica 'Silver Lyre'

Leave it to Sean Hogan to make selections of a species that hardly anyone grows or knows.  Thanks to him, we grow it and are on a steep learning curve.  This has silvery leaves nicely lobed and revels in heat and will take dry conditions perfectly which only increases its hardiness.  Thriving in Portland.  This can produce small edible fruit.  Deciduous by the way.

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Incarvillea olgae Incarvillea olgae

Grown from seed given to us by xeric, steppe and rock garden guru, Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver Botanic Garden.  Brilliant plantsman who, if you gave him an hour lead time, would be conversant in aquatic plants native to Lake Malawi and the nearby Great Rift Valley.  This Central Asian species grows natively on rocky, sandy slopes and in the garden, is quite drought tolerant.  Thrives in Denver, this will get 3'-4'+ with pink flowers in summer.

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Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise' Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise'

A spectacular gold-foliaged form of the Poet's Jasmine vine.  This is surprisingly hardy - we observed a thriving plant at Hedgerows Nursery which endured 3 nights of zero Dec 2010 no problemo.  Awesome with big Ceanothus or purple Sambucus.  1" fragrant white flowers in summer.

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Lathyrus aureus Lathyrus aureus

Uncommon species which has an understated wowness.  Not flamboyant this nonetheless garners lots of attention with its clusters of copper-orange Pea flowers in mid to late spring which are set off nicely by the dense light green leaves.  Long-lived and choice perennial.

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Osmanthus decorus Osmanthus decorus

Tough and adaptable evergreen shrub to 6' or a little more that is thankfully deer resistant.  It is good thing being in the Olive family (Oleaceae) as deer hate olives.  The deer in Port Townsend are approaching biblical locust proportions and no doubt there will soon be "wildlife" tours in town.  Very fragrant white flowers are a beacon of hope in the face of relentless herbivory.

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Paris quadrifolia Paris quadrifolia

A European Trillium relative that forms small colonies in time by creeping rhizomes. Four-parted leaves and greenish flowers that look like an artistic, sculptural rendition influenced by recreational doses of psilocybin.  These later give way to a black knob of seeds which are attractive in their own right. Our patch in our shade garden has increased to about 4' across and once it hits 10', we will feel like we have enough.

Price: $30.00
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Polygonatum odoratum 'Flore Pleno' Polygonatum odoratum 'Flore Pleno'

Double Flowered Solomon's Seal.  Hard to come by and desireable double form of this excellent garden plant.  The extra petals looks like a little green rose when lift one of the dangling white bells and peer inside.  It is one of those little surprises that makes the garden so fun.

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Primula denticulata - Blue Form Primula denticulata - Blue Form

Exceedingly showy blue flowered selection of the Drumstick Primula.  This gets big rounded flower heads as the name might imply.  These get to be imposing foliage plants as well if given rich moist soil in light shade.and are a presence even out of flower.

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Rhodiola pachyclados Rhodiola pachyclados

Fantastic little drought tolerant succulent that can eventually flow among stones like the deep waters of blue-green tropical seas.  Cooling to the eye and a foliage color that is a harmonious counterpoint to other garden happenings.  The white flowers on short stems are just right.

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Salvia staminea Salvia staminea

Tough Sage from Asia Minor -Turkey, Georgia and Iran - where it grows on stony slopes up to 11000 feet so check the boxes on hardiness zones 5-10, good drainage, full sun and moderate water needs.  While you have your pencil, check deer and rabbit resistant, white flowers, summer blooming and 30 inches tall.  Now you are free to doodle.  Seed shared with us by horticultural mega-icon Panayoti Kelaidis from his Denver garden.

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Saxifraga paniculata - Kolenatiana form Saxifraga paniculata - Kolenatiana form

This used to be var. kolenatiana from the Caucasus but this widely distributed circumarboreal species has had the species equivalent of a taxonomic black hole occur with numerous varieties, subspecies and genera all ascribed to this one species being sucked into the vast maw of botany never to be seen again.

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Umbilicus (syn. Chiastophyllum) oppositifolium Umbilicus (syn. Chiastophyllum) oppositifolium

Excellent member of the Crassulaceae which means it is a succulent basically but one that eschews the arid sunny spot in favor of lusher environs like our shade garden with dairy manure mulch.  Makes a thick clump of fleshy green leaves with taller stems of pendulous strings of beads yellow flowers.  Very easy to please and a show stealer in bloom.

Price: $11.00
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Umbilicus (syn. Chiastophyllum) oppositifolium 'Jim's Pride' Umbilicus (syn. Chiastophyllum) oppositifolium 'Jim's Pride'

'Jim' Pride' is the selection of this sedum relative from the Caucasus Mts which is notable for the showy variegation.  This is not as vigorous as the typical green form and the nodding strands of bead-like flowers are creamy rather than yellow as well.  Easy evergreen as seen by the stone basin in our shade garden.

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