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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.

Price: $12.00
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Amsonia hubrichtii Amsonia hubrichtii

Threadleaf Bluestar. Native to the Midwest, this tough perennial must seem like a transplant from California with its liberal threadlike foliage which becomes a cloud of flamboyant rich gold and bronzes in the fall echoing the tans of celebrity. Light blue flowers in clusters at the tips in early summer.

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Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine' Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine'

Bog Rosemary. This is a compact selection to just 6" tall and spreading with the gray-green needle-like leaves often taking on a red edge.  The short stems are hung with small pink bells in late spring which are enjoyed by bees.  Related to Rhododendrons and Heather, this likes a moist acidic spot in part sun.  Very hardy to zone 3.

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Betty Blake' Anemonella thalictroides 'Betty Blake'

A fully double green form found in Michigan by Betty Blake and named for her which only seems right.  This has quite perfect flowers which are more art than botany and whose function lies strictly in the aesthetics rather than in the somewhat banal business of procreation.  Not that the latter isn't fun........................

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Oscar Schoaf' Anemonella thalictroides 'Oscar Schoaf'

One of the truly choice plants coveted by the rock gardeners who love everything wee and precious.  This is tougher than its size suggests handling the open garden or doing well in troughs or containers.  Goes summer dormant and increases from year to year.  Half sun or dappled 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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Magnolia macrophylla (wild collected) 123sd 2016 Magnolia macrophylla

Small plants from a wild collection of this iconic tree found in small, scattered populations from Ohio to Florida. The biggest simple leaves of any tree native to North America, these can be nearly 3' long in ideal conditions.  The scented flowers are white touched in maroon in the interior base and do not suffer from leaf envy as they are 8"-10"+ across.

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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.

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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!

Price: $18.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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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.

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Symphoricarpus orbiculatus 'Foliis Variegatus' Symphoricarpus 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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Vaccinium macrocarpon 'Hamilton' Vaccinium macrocarpon 'Hamilton'

Hamilton Dwarf Cranberry. This is one of our desert island dwarf shrublets. Granted, we would be bundled up on the beach as this would be a cool northern island for this to be happy but that is a small concession for 12 months of beauty.   Perfection in a small package with very slow growth, evergreen leaves turning burgundy in winter, tiny pink flowers and red fruit - yea, verily!

Price: $16.00
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Viburnum cassinoides Viburnum cassinoides

Wild collection from Nova Scotia of this interesting species.  Salmon colored new growth gives way to dense umbels of small white flowers which in turn becomes clusters of dark raisin-like fruit.  A deciduous species with a long season of interest.

Price: $15.00
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