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Asarum caudigerellum Asarum caudigerellum

Great foliage on this Wild Ginger from China which keys most closely to the species caudigerellum. A mist of white spray droplets on the leaves is especially vivid on the young foliage making this very desirable.  Small tan to soft red flowers are a welcome addition. We have seen nice clumps of presumably this species in Vietnam looking fabulous on the forest floor among the bright buff trunks of Camellia trees.

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Lysimachia sp. YuGu 310 Lysimachia sp. YuGu 310

An interesting Asian Lysimachia which we have not yet identified.  These genus is widespread and varied in Asia with over 170 species and varieties in China alone.  It is so much easier to key out monotypic genera where there is but a single species.  This is from lower elevations and we have not trialed it outside yet but looks frost sensitive.

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Lonicera crassifolia SEH 085 Lonicera crassifolia SEH 085

A Steve Hootman collection from China of this quite unique creeping Honeysuckle.  This is a Kinnikinnik or Arctostaphylos uva-ursi alternative making a mat of small rounded green leaves turning rich purple/red/bronze tones in winter.  Small light yellow Honeysuckle flowers are sprinkled throughout.  Very cool.

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Primula polyneura Primula polyneura

A proven species for the garden, this Primula from China is in the Cortusoides section of the genus as evidenced by the broad, soft hairy leaves reminiscent of Primula kisoana but without the groundcover proclivities.  A good display of pink to rose-pink flowers on 12"-16" stems in late spring with sumptuous leaves in attendance if given light shade and a moist, organic-rich soil.

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Sanicula caerulescens Sanicula caerulescens

Superb little performer from China that is like some sort of impish Thalictrum with short stems to 6" and open umbels of blue and white flowers.  The main show is in late spring but the flowers keep coming all summer.  Just a sweet bit of conversational perfection along the edge of a path.

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Berberis jamesiana Berberis jamesiana

We were completely blown away by the plant we saw in full fruit in the exceptional garden at Dancing Oaks and sad to say, we did doth covet our neighbors plant with lust in our hearts.  Leonard and Fred thought it prudent to sell us one.  To 6'-8' with soft yellow flowers and dripping with clusters of salmon fruit.

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Allium wallichii CDHM 14526 Allium wallichii CDHM 14526

Our collection of a good dark violet-pink version of this widespread Asian Allium.  A very easy plant in the garden getting up to 20" tall and having the added bonus of being edible should emergency rations be needed. We had originally described this as being light pink based on some pale October flowers lingering in the cold mists clinging to the mountain but fortunately these turned out different in a very positive way.

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Viburnum cylindricum YuGu 023 Viburnum cylindricum YuGu 023

This collection is from what we regard as the southern form of this populous Asian species. What makes this special is that this was from the 10000' summit of this virtually unknown mountain and surely must be the highest elevation that this form grows.  That, plus being one of the toughest days we have had in the field. This makes a good show

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Clematis otophora MD 15-19 Clematis otophora MD 15-19

A collection from Zhejiang Province from the fall of of 2015 where it grew in an open forest setting around a former temple site on a mountain. This collection represents a significant range extension to the east based on Flora of China's range to western Hubei. Large showy seed heads on this rare semi-evergreen to deciduous vine. Flowers yellow bells.

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Corydalis omeiana Corydalis omeiana

Choice species (as seen in our shade garden) collected by NW Plant Wunderkind Riz Reyes on Mt Emei in Sichuan.  This species is often confused with Corydalis elata in the trade.  This selection is quite vigorous with red highlighted new growth and spires of icy blue flowers.  Moist.

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Chrysosplenium lanuginosum 'Leigong Frost' MD12-20 Chrysosplenium lanuginosum 'Leigong Frost' MD12-20

Our introduction from 2012 of this new to cultivation species.  This was found on a scramble up a shaded and damp ravine which would have a small stream during rainstorms.  Fortunately it was sunny.  A tight groundcover with normally green leaves but this sport has frosty flecks in the leaves.  Green flowers.

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Daphne acutiloba DJH98164 Daphne acutiloba DJH98164

A Hinkley collection of this species often parading about as the similar D. longilobata.  These are second-generation seed-grown plants of this very amenable, easy in the garden species.  Small white flowers with a light purplish calyx and showy fruit that is always produced in abundance. Sort of semi-deciduous most winters here.

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Gentiana sino-ornata 'Weisser Traub' (White Dream) Gentiana sino-ornata 'Weisser Traub' (White Dream)

We love the Asiatic Gentians and want them all as they are easy, hardy and put on such a show in late summer/early fall.  We were thrilled toget this one from our friend Urs of Edelweiss Nursery who brought this in from a German gentian specialist.  Not your typical blue, this has white flowers with pale yellowish stripes.  Moist and sun.

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Decaisnea fargesii CDHM 14633 Decaisnea fargesii CDHM 14633

Our collection from Leipingshan at 1800 meters in Guizhou in the fall of 2012.  We always get a kick out of this species with its long tropical pinnate leaves. insignificant pale flowers and extraordinarily significant clustered large blue bean pod fruit looking otherwordly.  Narrow small tree and very easy.

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Anemone obtusiloba cf. Clone A Anemone obtusiloba cf. Clone A

From a Chinese source as Anemone subpinnata, this is likely obtusiloba although there are other similar species.  This has proved very floriferous and durable over the years making a good robust clump with lots of white flowers opening from rose-colored buds.  These are nice plants from divisions.

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Viburnum farreri 'Nanum' Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'

Dwarf, slow growing and ever so compact version of this late winter to early spring light pink flowering shrub. Pink flowers on bare twigs hold up well even when frozen at 20F and the sight of these valiant harbingers of spring sends the black dog of winter back to its kennel.  Our 28 year old plant is a 4' twiggy triumph of intentional foliar density especially in fall when it turns reddish-purple.

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Meliosma sp. CGG 14006 Meliosma sp. CGG 14006

We have not keyed this Chinese species yet but it is on the docket.  This was a small tree growing in bamboo and mixed forest at good elevation.  The leaves are glossy and attractive but the almost lilac-like heads of white scented flowers are the thing.  Small shiny black fruit.

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Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant' Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant'

A jolly plant indeed introduced by Heronswood from Sichuan.  This has evergreen foliage springing from new growth that looks to be a bamboo until it leafs out.  Small creamy white flowers in early summer and blue-black fruit held well into winter.  Cut back old stems in spring.  Feed me.  Water me.

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Paeonia mairei Paeonia mairei

Steve Hootman, curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, often pats himself on the back for collecting this exceptional species in China and each spring as our plants flower, we murmur attaboys and give him virtual high fives.  Loves some shade, great foliage and spring pink flowers.

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Corydalis 'Rainier Blue' Corydalis 'Rainier Blue'

A fine Corydalis collected by Hinkley in Sichuan and there is speculation that it might be a flexuosa x elata hybrid.  Whate we know is that it is an excellent garden plant with loads of light blue flowers which puts on quite the show. Best in light shade or morning sun and moist.

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Begonia sp. DJHHu 15116 Begonia sp. DJHHu 15116

A collection of this rhizomatous species from Hubei by Dan Hinkley which has proven hardy thus far in mild PNW gardens when mulched during the short arctic blasts that keeps Seattle from growing the same plants as San Francisco.  But for that one cold week we could be growing this Begonia under flowering Puya.  Good leaves lowers not seen or perhaps more truthfully, not remembered but will go out on a limb and say pink or white.

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Adinandra glischroloma var. glischroloma CDHM14694 Adinandra glischroloma var. glischroloma CDHM14694

This is likely the first introduction of this curious Tea family member from our collection in Guangxi Province. An evergreen shrub to 10' in the wild with long slightly drooping olive-green leaves prominently hirsute especially along the margins. Flowers are small and white and give way to small black fruit. We are thinking hardy to zone 8.

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Begonia 'Chandler's Hardy' Begonia 'Chandler's Hardy'

A Shayne Chandler collection from China of this most attractive species which has proven hardy in his garden as well as the equally mild garden at Heronswood both which are zone 8b.  Lovely deeply lobed leaves liberally spotted in white and the late season pink flowers play well with the foliage.  Mulch in winter zones 8a-7b.

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Chrysosplenium davidianum Chrysosplenium davidianum

Cute little evergreen small-scale groundcover from moist shaded habitats in China.  We saw this growing in very moist shade in deep moss over rocks which carried seepage from the summit of Wumeng Shan.  Interesting clusters of yellow flowers and has proven perfectly hardy for us.

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Pachysandra terminalis - variegated MD15-91 Pachysandra teminalis MD 15-91

This well-known groundcover hails from a narrow mountain valley in Chongqing we hiked to in the rain along a narrow trail among a rich a variety of trees and large Rhododendron sutchuenense where this lolled about in the understory floor mingling with tiny Hepatica henryi, Asarum, Ophiopogon Calanthe and a curious white-flowered Sanicula.  Evergreen leaves and spreading rhizomes makes a dense carpet.  Familiar species to the point of disdain, this stands above the rabble with its Botanical Roadshow provenance.  At day's end, the scorched potatoes pulled from the coals

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Brassaiopsis cf. bodinieri Brassaiopsis cf. bodinieri

First US offering of this mind-melting mega must-have plant zombie drenched sheets fever lying about the price without a second thought to husband-wife-partner-mother forget to feed the dog dream Araliad.  BIG leaves and sprays of snowball flowers.  Go ahead, google it but don't say we didn't warn you. Young plants but will grow quickly.  Tender but when has that stopped you?

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Veratrum schindleri Veratrum cf. schindleri

We are smitten with Veratrum and this is an exciting addition to the mix.   This one has pale petals and darker eye pattern to the center, and narrow pleated leaves in an open and airy arrangement on the 3' flowering stem.  A rich moist soil in part shade will be just the ticket.  Our thanks to Aaron Floden for sharing this plant with us.

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Anemone obtusiloba 'Large Blue' Anemone obtusiloba ex 'Big Blue'

Seedlings from this very good form of the very variable Anemone obtusiloba which ranges at higher altitudes across the Himalaya into western China.  Our mama plant came home with us from Scotland and is notable for larger blue flowers with 3-4 extra petals beyond the usual 5.  We expect these youngsters to carry on the family tradition.

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Sarcococca bleddynii FMWJ 13180 Sarcococca bleddynii FMWJ 13180 ex Vietnam

This species was only recently described by botanist Julian Shaw in 2012 from a collection in Hoang Lien Son range on the second summit trail of Phansi Pu in Vietnam. These are second-generation seed-grown plants from a 2011 recollection by Floden-Mitchell & Wynn-Jones.

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Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense H2MD082 Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense H2MD082

Three year old bulbs of this grand show-stealer.  From near the eastern edge of this species described range, this was growing above a stream in the bright dappled light that filtered through the leaves of a panoply of deciduous and broadleaf evergreen trees and large shrubs.  This collection has very rounded leaves.  A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering  

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