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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.

Price: $18.00
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Aeschynanthus sp. APA032 Aeschynanthus sp. APA032

Rare introduction of this epiphytic gesneriad from the eastern Himalaya.  Narrow evergreen leaves on pendant stems with lots of tubular red flowers.  This is ideal for a hanging basket or would work indoors as it is frost sensitive.

Price: $15.00
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Agapetes serpens Agapetes serpens

Sadly, this flamboyant Blueberry relative is only hardy in Zone 9 but is an easy and dramatic attention-getter in a pot,  We keep ours in the cool greenhouse over winter but will do fine inside or just bring in during hard freezes.  1" red tubular flowers.

Price: $12.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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Anemone narcissiflora cf. NAPE collection Anemone narcissiflora cf. NAPE collection

Our collection from the summit of a remote and isolated peak near the western Myanmar border where we were the second westerners to climb this peak and the first purely botanical foray.  The first expedition was in 1958 - those birders are tougher than you might think!   This was only 10" tall in seed in the alpine meadow at over 12000' but gets nearly 3 times that here. Broad leaves and multi-flowered heads of white flowers. Rare collection from this very isolated population.

Price: $20.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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Arisaema tortuosum Arisaema tortuosum

Tall Jack in the Pulpit.  These grow into big boys with a big green flower and distinctive vertical spadix held well above the foliage.  This merits that overused word of awesome especially when it gets 5' tall and you are eye-to-eye with that intriguing flower.  Showy seed cluster too!

Price: $15.00
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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.

Price: $16.00
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Berberis insignis BSWJ 2432 Berberis insignis BSWJ 2432

This a plant in our shade garden that always attracts the attention of the woody plant collector. Collected in Sikkim by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones from Cr�g Farm, this could be hardier. It has frozen back considerably but it has always regrown and been a feature each year. Mild winters here it does great and two years of growth can have stems to 4' or even 5'.

Price: $15.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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Bergenia ciliata var. ciliata Bergenia ciliata var. ciliata

A very distinct form of this species which was collected in Nepal by Tony Schilling and shared with us by David Mason of Hedgerows Nursery.  A good spreader rather than a clumper, the rounded ping-pong paddle leaves offer much as a small-scale groundcover.  White flowers in early summer.  Deciduous to semi-deciduous.

Price: $15.00
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Betula utilis KR9988 Betula utilis KR9988

A Keith Rushforth collection of this very ornamental species from a remote and little explored area in the eastern Himalaya.  Keith is one of England's leading authorities on trees and a veteran of numerous plant hunting expeditions.  Betula utilis is notable for exceptional bark and numerous selections have been named based on this characteristic.

Price: $18.00
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Brassaiopsis hispida cf. Brassaiopsis hispida cf.

A rare grand foliage plant from lower elevation in the eastern Sino-Himalaya.  Allied to Schefflera, this differs in its armor of spiny prickles and whose terminal inflorescense produces black fruit.  We offer this with some trepidation in fear of sparking a feeding frenzy among the Araliaceae collectors who are a particular subset of plant nerds that walk the knife edge of obsession that separates reason from Poe's " A Descent into a Maelstrom".  Before you knee-jerk and click add to cart, take your meds and wait an hour.  Of course this may well be sold out by then..........  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the mission of Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.

Price: $100.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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Cardiocrinum giganteum v. giganteum Cardiocrinum giganteum var. giganteum

Giant Himalayan Lily.  Outrageous Lily family member which can reach 14' high in flower with huge 10" long Easter Lily white flowers flushed purple in the throat.  This combined with an intoxicating fragrance is an event that demands a party with plenty of sparkling wine.  Plant shallow, rich & moist.

Price: $16.00
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Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunannense CDHM 14630 Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunannense CDHM 14630

Our collection of this triumphant Asian species which occurs in the Sino-Himalaya and is such a delight in the garden.  This collection is from an adjacent area to the CGG14112 collection also listed and we expect these to be of similar high caliber when they reach flowering size.  Rich, moist soil and plant shallow.

Price: $20.00
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Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense ex 'Big & Pink' Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense ex 'Big & Pink'

Seedlings from our Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense 'Big & Pink' which is one of two pink Cardiocrinums known to exist.  We have the other one as well.  These are hand-pollinated seedlings of this amazing and extremely rare plant  and we expect them to be pink as well.  "It's so big and pink!"

Price: $20.00
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Cautleya spicata 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103 Cautleya spicata 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103

Cautleya have proved to be excellent plants for the garden here and one of the best is this Wynn-Jones collection from the Darjeeling area in northern India.  Good red bracts hold yellow flowers in a tropical embrace during August into September in your temperate garden.  Part sun to light shade in rich moist soil.  Mulch in winter in case of arctic annoyance.

Price: $25.00
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Codonopsis bhutanica Codonopsis bhutanica

Rare Campanula relative from Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet.  This has a perennial carrot-like root and in mid spring, the new growth emerges getting 12"-18" tall and tipped by pale blue bells with a darker blue base.  We collect Codonopsis every time we see them in Asia because we love them.  Musky foliage if bruised.

Price: $18.00
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Codonopsis convolvulacea subsp. grey-wilsonii Codonopsis convolvulacea subsp. grey-wilsonii

One of the showiest in this genus of  vining Bellflowers.  Large purple-blue flowers with a dark ring - sometimes pure white - quickens our pulses in either expression. Recently reduced from species status, grey-wilsonii has been retained as a geographic race of the species convolvulacea based on larger leaves and flowers.

Price: $15.00
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Codonopsis vinciflora Codonopsis vinciflora

Codonopsis are curious things. These are herbaceous vining relatives of Campanula or Bellflowers and seem an unlikely expression of such. From an almost bulbous root arises several tendril shoots which love to twine into surrounding shrubs from which to display their 2" dusky lavender star shaped flowers.

Price: $18.00
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Colquhounia coccinea Colquhounia coccinea

Himalayan Bush Mint.  Surprisingly hardy species - the gestalt at first glance is gotta be tender - that will be valuable late summer-fall color.  Soft felty leaves on a plant that can hit ten feet tall, you grow this not for the aromatic and pettable foliage but for the tubular orange-red flowers in September-October mainly.  Cut to the ground by hard frost but will regrow and would totally groove on a wall in its colder zones.  Pronounced ko-hoo-nia.

Price: $15.00
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Gaultheria trichophylla APA094 Gaultheria trichophylla APA094

Very dwarf little creeping Gautlheria from wild collected seed in Arunachal Pradesh.  This prostrate shrublet can have oversized fruit of pink to white to blue and in this form. the berries are whitish tinged in pink.  If you lived in Scotland and had a peat block wall, this would totally grow there but since you don't, a partly shaded rock garden will suit.

Price: $16.00
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Geranium orientalitibeticum Geranium orientalitibeticum

This is a tough little groundcover Geranium that spreads by underground rhizomes forming little "bulbs" along the way.  Very nice foliage with good marbled patterns and bright purely pink flowers are such a pleasure that it's peregrinations into its neighbors are forgiven.  Cheerfully tough.

Price: $12.00
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Hedychium aff densiflorum KCSH 0386 Hedychium densiflorum KCSH 0386

An exceptional collection by Steve Hootman and Ken Cox of one of the finest Hedychium species for the PNW.  This is an early and consistent bloomer with rich tangerine-orange dense flower spikes in late summer and early fall.  Rich moist soil and mulch if winter is severe.

Price: $16.00
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Hedychium spicatum - purple underleaf Hedychium spicatum - purple underleaf

This fine form of this hardy Ginger has been oft admired in our garden but until now, we have not made the mental merchandising leap of actually dividing and potting up this plant for sale.  One of the few Hedychium we can reliably flower in our cool summers.  Spidery white flowers with apricot-pink accessories, leaves a good red-purple underneath takes this one to the next level.  Mulch if winter turns uncharitable.

Price: $28.00
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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.

Price: $16.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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Impatiens cathcartii Impatiens cathcartii - Yellow

A perennial species with yellow flowers on a low, spreading plant to 18" tall.  This comes from the cooler northern Indian mountains whose mild climate was enjoyed by the British in their hill stations.  When in flower during a warm summer day, this pairs beautifully with either a cold Pimm's Cup cocktail or a Mango Lassi.  First bit of frost will take it down but we suspect that with a overwintering blanket of snuggly mulch, this should be rhizome hardy to mid Zone 8.  Thanks Derick Pittman!

Price: $16.00
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