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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: $15.00
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Scopolia carniolica Scopolia carniolica

In the Solanaceae Family, this deciduous perennial gets many stems that start blooming almost upon emergence in early spring with thimble-shaped chocolate flowers that are yellowish on the inside.  Very cool.  This likes part sun and is broader than tall at 2' x 3'.

Price: $18.00
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Cardamine trifolia Cardamine trifolia

A no-fuss restrained yet refined evergreen Cardamine which is nearly faultless.  We haven't found a fault yet but most overachievers are hiding something deep under that charm and industry.  Rest assured, this will never go postal in your garden.  Dark green dense leaves set off  flowers of of purest white in early summer.

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Hepatica nobilis - lavender Hepatica nobilis - lavender

Lavender flowered version of the typically blue-flowered European species. Thanks to our friend and Hepatica guru John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries for sharing seed. We have flowered these plants and they are indeed lavender! Perfect in the woodland garden, very hardy and with impeccable provenance.

Price: $25.00
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Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake' Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake'

I love white flowers in the shade garden.  The juxtaposition against the dark earth and the interplay and mediation with other colors makes white an excellent choice.  (Don't get me wrong, I'm voting for Obama)  These have pure white flowers with a light chartreuse throat touched faintly in red.

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Hepatica nobilis - white Hepatica nobilis - white

White flowered version of the typically blue-flowered European species.  Thanks to our friend and Hepatica guru John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries for sharing seed.  We have flowered these plants and they are indeed white!  Perfect in the woodland garden, very hardy and with impeccable provenance.

Price: $25.00
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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'.

Price: $16.00
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Erythronium dens-canis 'Frans Hals' Erythronium dens-canis 'Frans Hals'

Dog Tooth Violet.  The European representative of the genus which contains our native Avalanche Lily.  These have great mottled foliage and lovely flowers of an even violet purple highlighted by a throat touched in maroon and yellow.  Frans must have been a bit of a dandy.

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Saxifraga cochlearis 'Major' Saxifraga cochlearis 'Major'

Saxifraga cochlearis is native to the southeastern Alps and this form 'Major' is speculated to be a hybrid with S. callosa which would account for its extra vigor.  Not a bad thing at all!  This makes clustered rosettes of foliage encrusted in silvery deposits and has white flowers in spring.  Good in a trough or rock garden.

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Gentiana acaulis Gentiana acaulis

A strong-growing form favored among some of the remaining specialty nurseries in Oregon.  Dense evergreen mats of tight foliage erupt in spring and sporadically thereafter, with improbably large and impossibly saturated deep blue trumpets.  This mountain species is no effete alpine, moist rich soil is its cup of tea.

Price: $25.00
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Potentilla hyparctica Potentilla hyparctica

Tough as all get out circumpolar herbaceous species of the subarctic which is found in Alaska and the Yukon and skips along the mountain tops as far south as Wyoming. This is a tap-rooted species and will not run but settles for making a nice low clump of soft as a mouse-ear silver haired leaves which are great with the sizable yellow flowers. It does great here at sea level in Port Townsend and our plants are descended from our dear departed friend Steve Doonan of Grande Ridge Nursery.

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Convallaria majalis 'Crème De Mint' Convallaria majalis 'Cream da Mint'

Lily of the Valley.  A good selection of this stalwart species with a yellow margin to the leaves and said leaves are larger than average as well.  Typical scented white flowers.  There are numerous spellings of the cultivar name but since this is an American introduction, we can only assume this is correct.  Sad.

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Hepatica transsilvanica Hepatica transsilvanica

Choice Romanian species with evergreen leaves and blue flowers.  This spreads by creeping rhizomes and in time, you can divide and spread about the garden or dangle as elite trade bait among your gardening friends.  Grown from seed given us by our friend and Hepatica King,  John Massey.

Price: $25.00
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Asarum europaeum - dark leaf clone Asarum europaeum - dark leaf clone

European Wild Ginger.  Rounded, heart-shaped most excellent evergreen leaves (evergreen in mild winters or our Z8 garden) hug the ground close and dense, hiding the small flowers and their lack of ornament  We have a slightly paler leaf clone that is most apparently pale when planted next to this clone.

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Hepatica nobilis - pink Hepatica nobilis - pink

Pink flowered version of the typically blue-flowered European species. Thanks to our friend and Hepatica guru John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries for sharing seed. We have flowered these plants and they are indeed pink! Perfect in the woodland garden, very hardy and with impeccable provenance.

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Centaurea nervosa Centaurea nervosa

Very intriguing perennial with intricate light brown flower buds that appear to be spun glass art depicting the skeletal structure of some microscopic sea creature.  From the center extends the feathered pinkish petals.  While not spectacular compared to a Dahlia, we think it spectacularly interesting but then we are certifiable plant loons.

Price: $12.00
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Hepatica nobilis - dark purple Hepatica nobilis - dark purple

Purple flowered version of the typically blue-flowered European species. Thanks to our friend and Hepatica guru John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries for sharing seed. We have flowered these plants and they are indeed purple! Perfect in the woodland garden, very hardy and with impeccable provenance.

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Galanthus elwesii 'Hallelujah' Galanthus 'Hallelujah'

This was a purchase by the Miller Botanic Garden in the late 90's from the RHS store at Wisley and to our knowledge, is not available in this country and very scarce elsewhere.  An early bloomer, in fact, it is flowering now this late December in its pots sitting outside unprotected as we have had a relatively mild winter so far. Huge flowers resembling an elwesii Whittall Group

Price: $100.00
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Stachys officinalis 'Dwarf White' Stachys officinalis 'Dwarf White'

Little gem of a Stachys we brought back from Scotland in 2013 although we hate parting with any, to be honest.  Super compact with tight rich green rugose leaves and short spikes of snow white flowers of a purity and innocence so unsullied that felt compelled to ask permission prior to dividing.  Perfect rock garden plant.

Price: $18.00
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Asarum europaeum - paler leaf clone Asarum europaeum - paler leaf clone

European Wild Ginger. Rounded, heart-shaped most excellent evergreen leaves (evergreen in mild winters or our Z8 garden) hug the ground close and dense, hiding the small flowers and their lack of ornament We have a slightly darker leaf clone that is most apparently dark when planted next to this clone.

Price: $16.00
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Erythronium dens-canis 'Lilac Wonder' Erythronium dens-canis 'Lilac Wonder'

Dog Tooth Violet.  There are no bad Erythroniums and this is near the top of the heap.  Dark pink flowers are infused with a blue tinge giving them a wonderful lilac color and creating an easy shortcut to naming this cultivar.  A star in the shade garden with nice mottled foliage.

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Omphalodes verna 'Grandiflora' Omphalodes verna 'Grandiflora'

Surely one of the best with electric blue flowers nearly twice the size of the species.  A favorite plant of gardener-to-the-stars Duane West, former Heronswood honcho and a fave of ours as well.  Vigorous and not fussy coarse foliaged groundcover perfect under Rhododendrons.

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Dactylorhiza maculata Dactylorhiza maculata

We presume this is simply a good form of Dactylorhiza maculata as the leaves are broader and the purple-pink flowers held in fatter heads than many of the forms we see around.  A good plant and one we have slowly increased by division and now have a scant few to offer.  Leaves are nicely spotted.

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Anemone nemorosa 'Hilda' Anemone nemorosa 'Hilda'

A fine little European woodlander which can tolerate some sun as well.  Spreading by twiggy rhizomes, this will make a good patch in time when happy,  The semi-double white flowers adds extra petals to the mix, giving lie to the "less is more" maxim because don't we all know in our publicly inaccessible heart of hearts that "more is more"?  Hilda, you work it, girl!

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Gentiana angustifolia Gentiana angustifolia - Nursery Origin

This Gentiana acaulis very close relative and indeed is regarded as being in the acaulis group, is one of the forms found in the nursery trade here in the PNW which is why refer to it as Nursery Origin.  Unless it is from a known wild population, chances are good there is G. acaulis in its bloodlines.  Not a bad thing to have a little mongrel vigor to push those big blue trumpet flowers above an evergreen spreading mat.

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Hepatica nobilis 'Cremar' Hepatica nobilis 'Cremar'

Choice selection with ruffled heavily marbled leaves and light pink flowers.  You normally grow Hepatica for the early spring flowers and any foliar enhancement is pure gravy but with Cremar, flowers bow their heads to the majesty of the leaves. Quite a choice plant and does well in light shade with decent drainage.

Price: $22.00
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Anemone nemorosa 'Danica' Anemone nemorosa 'Danica'

This is a large white flowered selection of this little creeping European species.  Ours came from the UK via our friends at the former Hedgerows Nursery whose plant offerings set a very high bar for the rest of us.  This was last listed in the UK in 2008, we believe, and may have been deemed insufficiently distinct from other good white selections to carry its own name.

Price: $12.00
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Hepatica nobilis - blue Hepatica nobilis - blue

The typically blue-flowered European species but from a great source.  Thanks to our friend and Hepatica guru John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries for sharing seed. We have flowered these plants and they are indeed blue! Perfect in the woodland garden, very hardy and with impeccable provenance.

Price: $20.00
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Saxifraga paniculata 'Foster's Red' Saxifraga paniculata ssp. cartilaginea 'Foster's Red'

Presumably a selection by rock garden pioneer H. Lincoln Foster. Tight rosettes of silver-encrusted leaves are complemented by tall sprays of deep red flowers in spring. Thrives in the rock garden, containers, or other sunny areas with excellent drainage. Classic choice for tufa planting should you be so lucky.

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Campanula persicifolia 'Blue Bloomers' Campanula persicifolia 'Blue Bloomers'

Newer double Campanula we received from England.  This has big medium blue flowers like 2 shallow cups nested together.  These are on strong stems which don't blow over and we can testify to that living on the windswept Port Townsend Plateau.  Good clumper - a great plant.

Price: $12.00
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