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Meconopsis 'Lingholm' Blue Fertile Group Meconopsis 'Lingholm' Blue Fertile Group

A expert grower friend in Scotland gave us seed of "proper" 'Lingholm' after he could no longer bear seeing the dark blue verging tinged purple flowers of the US 'Lingholm'.  We told him that gardeners here are near brought to tears by our domestic blue poppy and he said just wait.  Large flowers of the most piercing, unsullied sky blue.

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Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum

Neat species widely distributed from Thailand to China and into the Himalaya to Bhutan. This has stout stems that can reach 4' on old large bulbs with many leaflets arrayed like the spokes of an umbrella. Large green flowers often tinged with purple followed by red fruit. With such a broad range, there is variation in the species

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Hedychium spicatum NAPE 119 Hedychium spicatum NAPE 119

A hardy Ginger relative from our seed collection near eastern Bhutan.  This is a rare offering of this collection.  Narrow petals of white and peach are floral whimsy and always amuse us.  Unscented flowers which compensate by having the showiest seed display in the genus.  Mulch in winter.

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Begonia sp. nova - DJH Collection Begonia sp. nova DJH

An undescribed species from a recent Hinkley collection in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.  A staggeringly good foliage plant fully clad in large deeply divided leaves and sporting yellow flowers - such a nice departure from pink!  These admittedly mingle within the foliage and teasingly tantalize in their allure.

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Bergenia ciliata 'Susan Ryley' Bergenia ciliata 'Susan Ryley'

Named for the stringently impeccable plantswoman and designer, this large-leafed deciduous Bergenia with pink-white flowers is a worthy namesake. She had a deserved reputation of not brooking fools gladly but strangely was always pleased to see us - perhaps a case of the exception proving the rule.

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Roscoea purpurea f. rubra 'Red Gurkha' Roscoea purpurea f. rubra syn. 'Red Gurkha'

Fantastic Roscoea only discovered in the 1980's  in Nepal and still scarce as hen's teeth in the nursery trade and always commanding very high prices.  Why is this so good?  It represents a color break in Roscoea with large red flowers which resemble some exotic orchid except this is easier to grow!  It's a show-off plant for sure.

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Bistorta vacciniifolia (syn. Persicaria) Bistorta vacciniifolia (syn. Persicaria)

Rock Knotweed.  A choice mounding groundcover we got at one of the best alpine plant nurseries on the planet, Aberconwy Nursery in Wales.  Dense trailing and mounding red stems lavishly adorned with Aug-Sept spires of pink flowers and glossily petite deciduous leaves.  Lovely spiller in containers.

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Androsace lanuginosa 'Leichtlinii' Androsace lanuginosa 'Leichtlinii'

An easy plant for the rock garden or well-drained front of the border.  This doesn't require much beyond the basics and yet on this meager fare of occasional watering it will bloom most of the summer and well into fall.  To ask for more would be simply bad form.  Mat forming with gray-green lightly hirsute rosettes with umbells of white flowers with small green turning pink eyes.

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Hedychium spicatum CC12-7308 Hedychium spicatum CC12-7308

These are robust plants from seed collected by Chris Chadwell in northern India in 2012.  This hardy true ginger relative is good down to zone 7b with enough mulch for short durations to single digits and happy in bright shade to mostly sun.  This species blooms reliably every year with white crane fly flowers highlighted by salmon-pink working parts.

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Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum

Neat species widely distributed from Thailand to China and into the Himalaya to Bhutan. This has stout stems that can reach 4' on old large bulbs with many leaflets arrayed like the spokes of an umbrella. Large green flowers often tinged with purple followed by red fruit. With such a broad range, there is variation in the species

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Polygonatum punctatum Polygonatum punctatum

Rare in cultivation, this NW Indian Solomon's Seal is mainly an epiphytic species growing in mossy trees and rocks.  The speckled pale pink flowers hang as small bells as the new growth elongates.  Very charming.  This is an evergreen species in mild areas.   Good drainage.

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Potentilla lineata Potentilla lineata

We originally received seed of this back in the 90's from a Chris Chadwell collection in Nepal.  An exceptional foliage plant with long silken silvery leaves and tall loosely arrayed yellow flowers in early summer.  This is one of our favorite herbaceous Potentillas which Chris just ID'd for us this summer of 2013.

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Roscoea x beesiana Roscoea x beesiana

A true Ginger relative, this is a vigorous and hardy hybrid between R. auriculata and R. cautleyoides and is a wonderful fusing of all that is good in both parents unlike me who got the short round gene.  Stout tanned foliage with large variably purple streaked flowers in shades of cream.

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Leycesteria crocothyrsos NA 1265 Leycesteria crocothyrsos NA 1265

Yellow Himalayan Honeysuckle.  A species from NE India and northern Myanmar originally introduced by Frank Kingdon-Ward just over 100 years ago, this is from a more recent US National Arboretum collection.  Yellow flowers over bronzed foliage distinguishes this from the more familiar Leycesteria formosa.

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Begonia sp. DM 16014 Begonia sp. DM 16014

A Hinkley collection of this rhizomatous Begonia from 9500' in the far eastern Himalaya. Attractive foliage with red hues and veins underleaf and we presume, pink flowers. Hardiness is unknown but we would mulch it well in zone 8 gardens. Ideally, overwinter frost-free until large enough to divide off a piece for trial outside in your garden. This would be a trial lamb.

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Bergenia ciliata Bergenia ciliata

Nice hairy-leafed species from the Himalaya ranging from Nepal to Pakistan. This is semi-deciduous in our area and will go totally deciduous in colder zones. Like most Bergenia, this can take full sun,  but late spring frosts can ding the new leaves and pink flowers. Rounded hairy mid-green leaves with reddish petioles.

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Bletilla striata 'Ogon' Bletilla striata 'Ogon'

Very collectible selection of this hardy orchid which boasts - yes, boasts, unique, light chartreuse foliage. This orchid sounds a bit like an NBA player after throwing down a one-handed jam from an alley-oop "Yeah! Lookit me! Me! I'm a badass orchid! You ask yo mama how bad I am!"  Purplish flowers with those leaves - it really is badass.

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Cautleya cathcartii - soft yellow Cautleya cathcartii - soft yellow

Cool member of the true Ginger family, this has torches of soft yellow flowers held above the corn-like foliage.  Blooms reliably here unlike a lot of it's kin with flowers in July & Aug.  Adds an easy tropical look.  This has been sold as C. lutea and C. gracilis.  Rich & moist but not boggy.

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Roscoea purpurea "Gigantea" Roscoea purpurea 'Gigantea'

We received this plant as the cultivar 'Gigantea' which doesn't appear to be an accepted name hence our double quotes.  Disclaimer aside, it is a big mother, stout of stem, leaf and flower and very grudging with seed and divisions.  Large late summer light purple flowers.  Muy Gigante!

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Primula denticulata - mixed colors Primula denticulata - mixed colors

Seedlings of this Drumstick Primrose from a red or "Rubin" flowered selection which will undoubtedly be all over the map in flower color as long as that map runs from point blue to point red since we cleverly have this growing near a blue denticulata. The older we get, the more we know and the less able to act on it apparently!

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Agapetes smithiana APA 022 - Red Calyx Form Agapetes smithiana APA 022 - Red Calyx Form

This epiphytic Vaccinium relative - indeed some have merged the two genera - is a stunner. Growing on trees in the cloud forests of the Himalaya, this forms woody lignotubers from which arise the branches clad in evergreen leaves which hold the narrow pendant yellow flowers in late winter and spring. This is an especially good form with red calyces. Tolerant of light frost and needs very good drainage.  Our overwintering hummingbirds love this in our greenhouse.

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Meconopsis wallichii Meconopsis wallichii

A rare offering of this impressive species which will merit pride of place in your garden.  This will make a fine rosette of hairy, divided evergreen leaves for the first 2-3 years after which a stout flowering stem will arise decked out with plenty of crepe-paper purplish flowers.  After this exuberance, the plant expires but leaves you with plenty of seed.

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Morina longifolia Morina longifolia

A favorite from the Himalaya, this thistle mimic is pretty outrageous in the garden. Robust clumps of gently spiny leaves and taller stems bejeweled in rank upon rank of long-tubed, white flowers which turn pink when pollinated. Nice to see we aren't the only ones who get a sexual flush during pollination.

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Cardamine macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy Cardamine macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy'

Collected by Crug Farm of Wales under collection number BSWJ2165a on Singalila Ridge in the northern Indian Himalaya.  We are excited to introduce this to our side of the pond.  Slow spreading perennial with bronze tinted leaves and large showy pink flowers on 2'-3' stems.

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Rhododendron macabeanum NAPE 027 ex. Rhododendron macabeanum NAPE 027 ex.

Our own F2 hand-pollinated seedlings from this superb big leaf species which has shown more hardiness than the Kingdon-Ward collections from 70 years ago.  This collection has handled 10F here in our garden with aplomb.  Early spring trusses of big yellow flowers although interestingly, one of the original wild seedlings flowered white.  Best in a sheltered position out of the wind and sun where the foliage can hit its max potential.

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Roscoea purpurea 'Vannin' HWJK2406 Roscoea purpurea 'Vannin' HWJK2406

Offering from division of this excellent selection by our friends at Crug Farm who collected this in Nepal while plant-hunting with Dan Hinkley and Jamaica Kincaid.  The species is typically very robust and stout and this is no exception with green leaves and a red pseudostem.  The white flowers with a light lavender wash are a nice departure from the norm.

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Bergenia stracheyi - Green leaf clone Bergenia stracheyi

A Chadwell collection from the Himalaya which we've grown for over two decades.  This species is found at higher elevations than B. pacumbis which shares the same range.  The green leaves are not uncomfortably large but pleasantly average.  I've used this description before - seems familiar somehow....  White flowers.

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Adiantum venustum Adiantum venustum

Himalayan Maidenhair Fern.  Evergreen to semi-evergreen creeping fern making the the most textural groundcover imaginable.   Salmon pink new growth goes to light olive and finally green leaflets on black wiry stems just 8"-12" high.  Likes a loose moist soil but will tolerate dry when established.

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Inula hookeri Inula hookeri

First introduced to cultivation by Joseph Hooker, one of the preeminent botanists of the 19th century and buddies with Charles Darwin. Our fern and rhododendron greenhouse is named for him. This is a strong growing, fine-petaled yellow daisy whose flowers emerge from fuzzy buds so intricate they might befit some beautiful undersea reef creature.

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Arisaema concinnum Arisaema concinnum

Jack in the Pulpit. One of the more refined Himalayan 'Jacks' with a graceful purple and white or sometimes green and white striped flower held beneath the spokes of long narrow leaflets. This adds an exotic touch and increases by offsets and by seed - the latter when it gets its party on by having both sexes in the flower.

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