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Lilium mackliniae - KW form Lilium mackliniae - KW form

Awesome rare lily known only from NE India where Frank Kingdon-Ward first collected it in either Manipur or Nagaland and named it after his wife whose maiden name was Macklin.  Pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer are a lovely thing indeed on this smaller collector's lily.  Frank's wife must have been an exquisite creature.

Price: $18.00
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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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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.

Price: $15.00
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Podophyllum aurantiocaule  ex China Podophyllum aurantiocaule ex China

Chinese version of this species which gets into the Himalaya as we've seen in Arunachal Pradesh. Softly banded in mocha as the new green leaves emerge, the white flowers show nicely below the expanding leaves. Late summer, round orange fruit appears.  A different collection from what we've offered previously.

Price: $45.00
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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.

Price: $25.00
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Lilium nepalense Lilium nepalense

Nepal Lily.  One of our favorite Lilies and one we saw in Arunachal Pradesh near Bhutan growing in low scrub on a sunny hillside.  This is a particularly good form with very large pendant yellow-green flowers with a chocolate maroon throat.  Really pretty amazing.  Creeps about underground.

Price: $16.00
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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.

Price: $24.00
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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.

Price: $25.00
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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.

Price: $28.00
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Cautleya gracilis DW04-09 Cautleya gracilis DW04-09

A collection by Daniel Winkler in Tibet of this demure little true ginger relative.  We've always liked this species and saw it growing as an epiphyte on Mt Japfu in Nagaland.  Late to start growing in spring, this will produce small yellow flowers from reddish sheaths.  Hardy to zone 7 especially with mulch.  Moist.

Price: $18.00
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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.

Price: $28.00
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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.

Price: $16.00
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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: $16.00
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Podophyllum aurantiocaule (Dysosma) Podophyllum aurantiocaule (Dysosma)

Seldom offered species and one we had the privilege to see in a very remote area in western Arunachal Pradesh in 2003. Well, Sue saw it as Kelly was confined to bed violently ill and missing this remains one of his great regrets. This originated from friend and plant legend Peter Cox of Glendoick. Pink to white flowers.

Price: $40.00
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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.

Price: $18.00
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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.

Price: $28.00
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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.

Price: $30.00
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Osmanthus suavis HWJCM 129 Osmanthus suavis HWJCM 129

Sweet Olive. A collection by Wynn-Jones and Hinkley from the Milke Danda in eastern Nepal. This has similar, fragrant white flowers to the more common Osmanthus delavayi and shares the same blue-purple olive-shaped fruit.  A good evergreen shrub that the deer shun and will be a durable landscape plant for zones 8-9 where aside from the fragrance, it is good for screening.

Price: $20.00
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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: $18.00
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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: $16.00
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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.

Price: $15.00
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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.

Price: $16.00
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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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Jasminum humile f. wallichianum Jasminum humile f. wallichianum

This is a lovely deciduous scrambling twining and vining shrub from Nepal with scented narrow tubular yellow flowers in clusters followed in fall by black pea-like fruit.  Quite a nice alternative for the small arbor or trellis on a wall.  And we are pretty sure it is deer resistant as well!

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: $20.00
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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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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet' Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

We've sold this before as the pink form of baileyi but now have the correct name.  These are lovely 4-petaled flowers of a distinctive mauve pink and has proved to be a good perennial form.  While it is in the Poppy family, it hates the sun and dry.  Give this a moist well-drained rich soil in bright shade to morning sun.

Price: $18.00
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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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Arisaema galeatum Arisaema galeatum

Helmeted Cobra Lily.  This is a rare species from the Indian Himalayan foothills.  Tall stems to 4'+ carry big 3-parted leaves and strongly cowled or helmeted flowers varying from green with white stripes to purplish.  Choice plant and one to brag about.  Has done great in our shade garden.

Price: $18.00
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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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