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Actaea pachypoda Actaea pachypoda

Doll's Eyes Baneberry.  Striking woodland plant in fruit - the white puffs of flowers in late spring are ok but the fruit is serious business.  An elongated fruiting spike holds with red stems, round white berries each with a small black pupil.  The common name is immediately obvious and is either clever or creepy depending on how many "Chucky" movies you have watched.  We think it is clever.  All parts poisonous which means deer proof.

Price: $12.00
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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: $15.00
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Actaea rubra f. neglecta Actaea rubra f. neglecta - Nursery Pick Up Only

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.

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Amorpha canescens Amorpha canescens

Leadplant.  A native to the upland plains of the Midwest, this leguminous shrub has  excellent textural foliage of small gray-green pea leaflets and quite nice terminal "antlers" of purplish flower spikes.  The flowers are tiny but are clustered in multitudes.  Good drainage, drought tolerant.

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Amorpha nana Amorpha nana

Fragrant Dwarf False Indigo.  An excellent plant for the xeric garden although not the best in sandy soils since it hails from good prairie soil in  the midwest from central Canada down to Texas.  Nice small woody shrub with erect small spikes of clustered small tubular flowes of violet blue petals and red stamens - whoa!

Price: $15.00
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Anemonella thalictroides 'Tairin' Anemonella thalictroides 'Tairin'

A Japanese selection of our Eastern US wildflower with larger than normal pink flowers of good color.  This is surprisingly tough given its small size and a lightly shaded spot or morning sun will suit this to a 'T'-airin.  Good drainage is important so if your soil is heavy, add some gravel chips and lift it up a bit.  This is one of those spring delights that seems so critical.

Price: $18.00
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Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae' Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'

Tatting Fern.  Perfect for you all lace-makers out there as the very narrow fronds resemble tatted lace.  I have to say I don't know anyone who tats lace anymore.  Tattoos yes but lace, no.  Delicate and intricate texture with 12"-18" long fronds.  Deciduous,  moist & bright shade.

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Carex austrocaroliniana Carex austrocaroliniana

Tarheel Sedge.  A collection from Campbell County Tennessee by botanist Aaron Floden of this Southeastern native. Densely tidy clumps of thin evergreen lightly arching blades allows you to check the design element boxes for textural contrast and low maintenance.  An unchecked box can gnaw at you as we all know.

Price: $15.00
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Caulophyllum thalictroides Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh.  Quiet woodlander from east of the Rockies who plays supporting cast to the stars in the shade garden but its absence would cause these same stars to seem to not shine so brightly.  Herbaceous Barberry family member, glaucous leaves in spring with meh flowers but lovely, blue fruit in fall just when you need them.  Thanks to Charles Kelley for the seed.

Price: $15.00
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Chamaelirium luteum Chamaelirium luteum

Fairy Wand. Small plants of this cool species we grew from seed and it is right up there with Ruscus for unprofitable slowness. Male flowers have an arching plume of white flowers while the females have a smaller, erect spike and we have no idea on gender for these plants. Rich, moist soil in shade to part shade.

Price: $20.00
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Clintonia umbellulata Clintonia umbellulata

Speckled Wood-lily is common name as white flowers are lightly speckled in green and purple.  The flowers are held in an umbel clustered atop stems up to twenty inches tall if the plant is in its happy place,  The flowers are replaced by round black fruit.  The tongue-like green leaves make a dense cover and this is gently rhizomatous creating a small carpet in time.

Price: $18.00
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Collinsonia verticillata Collinsonia verticillata

Whorled Stoneroot. A pretty sweet Southeastern woodland wildflower whose uppermost two pairs of broad leaves are so close together you would think they were held in a whorled arrangement rather than opposite.  Add in its woody rhizome and you have the origins of its common name.  The spike of peachy-cream flowers is both lovely and rich in detail.

Price: $25.00
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Galax urceolata - Watnong form Galax urceolata - 'Watnong Form'

A southeastern native in one of our favorite families, the Diapensiaceae, this has unapologetic beautiful evergreen foliage and wands of white flowers which evoke our native Vanilla Leaf, Achlys triphylla. This form, we assume from Watnong Nursery in Morris Plains, NJ, is notable for very good vigor and garden adaptability. Spreads not fast enough by runners and appreciates looser forest-type soil.

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Gillenia (syn. Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion' Gillenia (syn. Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'

Did we mean to infer that this is a PINK Gillenia????  Why yes, we did.  And it is.  Pink, definitely pink.  An exciting offering of a dandy variant on a choice eastern native.  Pink Bowman's Root will get 24"-30" tall with multiple stems sporting an airy array of pink flowers.  Great fall color as well.

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Gillenia stipulata  syn. Porteranthus stipulatus Gillenia stipulata syn. Porteranthus stipulatus

American Ipecac. Back in the good old days, this had usage as both an emetic and laxative.  Tempting as this might be, we have other options now and can simply enjoy this hardy perennial for its excellent ornamental qualities.  This rivals Bowman's Root, Gillenia trifolia, but is improved by its more finely cut leaves with persistent, small bract-like stipules creating a very fine texture with white flowers. Thanks to Mark Oppenheimer for sharing.

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Hepatica acutiloba syn. Anemone acutiloba Hepatica acutiloba syn. Anemone acutiloba

Midwestern native Hepatica whose name has been changed to Anemone acutiloba or some prefer Anemone nobilis var. acuta.  We cling to Hepatica, kicking and screaming.  This has leaves with sharply pointed lopes and white flowers well-displayed on erect stems above the leaves. Good plant for the woodland garden where it plays well with the early Trilliums, Cardamines and various early spring ephemera.

Price: $25.00
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Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' PP17666 Leucothoe axillaris 'Curly Red' PP17666

We rarely offer patented plants but were so taken by this in John Massey's garden at Ashwood Nurseries in England, that we came home and found a few small plugs for sale.  These are now handsome gallon plants and look great!  Dense and compact to just a couple feet in 10 years, curled foliage has reddish new growth and similar autumnal color.

Price: $35.00
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Liatris ligulistylis Liatris ligulistylis

Meadow Blazing Star.  One of the many garden stars at Denver Botanic Garden's Chatfield gardens, this is especially favored by Monarch butterflies.  Fluffy rose-purple flowers to an an inch or more wide appear on the vertical 12"-36" stems midsummer to September.  Native from Alberta to New Mexico, this likes sandy or rocky soils on the dry side.  Rich loamy easy-livin' soils pushes too much growth leading to the dreaded flop.

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Magnolia macrophylla - Winston Co., AL Magnolia macrophylla - Winston Co., AL

Seed-grown from a wild collection in Winston County Alabama of this unrivaled North American tree..  This has the largest simple leaves of any native plant - up to 30" long - and let's add the flowers as well which are 8"-10' wide and rarely to 12".  These fragrant soup bowls are white with rose-purplish bases and followed by showy big cone-like fruits from which red seeds hang by threads.  Seriously.  Rich moist soil sheltered from wind.

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Mitchella repens 'Little's Giant Form' Mitchella repens 'Little's Giant Form'

Partridge Berry.  An introduction from Piping Tree Gardens Nursery in Virginia who made numerous selections from the rich local woodland flora.  We can't attest to comparative sizes - too much like junior high locker rooms - but can say that this small-scale evergreen groundcover with small white fragrant flowers does have lovely red fruit.

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Monarda austroappalachiana Monarda austroappalachiana

A Bee Balm native to the Ocoee River in Tennessee and formally described as a new species in 2015 thanks to the work being done by botanist Aaron Floden. Nice white flowers on what for us has been a shorter plant of 18" or so but we expect it to be a bit taller in the garden.  First introduced in the US as Monarda sp. nova by Far Reaches in 2014.

Price: $16.00
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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

North American Royal Fern.  Native to the eastern half of North America, this deciduous fern can develop a short but substantial trunk with age that is quite intriguing in the garden.  Nice pinnate fronds can reach 3 feet in length and the spore clusters add some pizzazz.  This can take very wet soils which makes a great bog or pond edge plant and the wetter it is, the more sun it can handle but will also do well in deep shade.  Flora of North America recognizes this variety as being distinct from the European Osmunda regalis while some authorities regard this as simply O. regalis while others have elevated it to specific status as Osmunda spectabilis based on recent molecular work. Just some frondly disagreements.

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Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Dragon' Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Dragon'

A selection from Virginia with leaves more toothed than usual and nicely mottled.  We notice that the flowers are densely bunched in upright pale candles,  This is a much more desirable species than the industrial carpeter P. terminalis and very well behaved.  Do call us if it gets out of hand and we will be right over, spade at the ready!

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Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Forest' Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Forest'

This is a good species of Pachysandra that is well-mannered and earns a place in collector's shade gardens. We have a number of clones from Piping Tree Gardens and Nursery on the east coast who collected and named a few forms which show some subtle variations with this being one. Candles of white flowers in mid to late spring.  Just a few chunky 1 gallon plants.

Price: $25.00
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Sanguinaria canadensis 'Plena' Sanguinaria canadensis 'Plena'

Double Blood Root. One of the great ephemeral spring flowers with double white waterlily flowers and bold gray-green rounded leaves. Beloved woodlander from the Midwest and the double form is especially covetous. These are flowering-sized freshly potted divisions and will settle right in your 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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Spigelia marilandica Spigelia marilandica

It is difficult not to like this plant and if you don't,then you may well have to wonder if you are a difficult person.  I mean look at this!  Tubular crimson flowers flaring to a yellow starry smile?  Midwest to Southeastern native enticing hummingbirds and butterflies throughout it's range.

Price: $15.00
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Symphoricarpus orbiculatus 'Foliis Variegatus' Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 'Foliis Variegatus'

Variegated Coralberry.  Great addition to the wild garden, this is a super tough variegated form of a shrub native to the eastern half of the US.  White to yellowish free-form margins on the leaves depending on exposure.  The deciduous nature allows best winter viewing of the purplish fruit.  It does sucker so a good naturalizer.

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Trillium erectum Trillium erectum

Eastern species with nodding flowers of pure deep red.  These are divisions from plants Sue brought from her old nursery in Vermont.  Parted with reluctantly and Sue reserves the right to take them back if she deems it appropriate for the welfare of the Trillium.

Price: $15.00
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Trillium flexipes Trillium flexipes

A graceful Trillium native from Minnesota to Alabama and which has been a very good plant in our garden.   White flowers in April above three broad green leaves and can be quite robust getting up to 2 feet tall and making multiple stems per bulb. And the darned thing is seeding itself around in the garden - lucky us!

Price: $25.00
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