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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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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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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: $18.00
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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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Cardiocrinum giganteum v. giganteum Cardiocrinum giganteum var. giganteum - Nursery Pick Up Only

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: $25.00
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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 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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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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Coelogyne cristata Coelogyne cristata

A cool tolerant species from the Himalaya, we keep this in our 40F greenhouse over the winter and it seems to like it. We're not traditional orchid growers as a rule but this has been super-easy, even in pots like everything else here. These are non-flowering divisions in gallon pots and could and should bloom next year. White flowers are of good size.

Price: $35.00
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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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Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD15-98 Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD1598

Blackberry Lily. Our collection of this extremely widespread Asian species which not only has attractive deep orange flowers that are overlaid in a plethora of red spots but also the seed is curiously attractive looking for all the world like a large blackberry. This has wide application in traditional Chinese medicine and our collection is likely an escapee from the local mountain village.

Price: $15.00
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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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Jasminum parkeri Jasminum parkeri

Hardy dwarf Jasmine from Himal Pradesh in India.  This is an ideal little rock garden candidate or if you are looking for a small shrub for that special nook, look no further.  Small yellow flowers lightly scented are scattered among the evergreen leaves all summer.  Tolerant of dry, deer aren't interested, no maintenance needed.

Price: $12.00
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Lepisorus bicolor Lepisorus bicolor

Pretty awesome evergreen fern because not only is it cool but it increases fast enough to make a statement in the garden before you are in your dotage and have forgotten why you bought this yet not in that rampaging acreage-eating Borg-assimilating manner that is sometimes described as "a good nursery plant".

Price: $25.00
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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.

Price: $18.00
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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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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: $18.00
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Maianthemum oleraceum - white Maianthemum oleraceum - white

One of the finest False Solomon Seal's around and rarely obtainable. These are spirit-breakingly slow to grow from seed and the time required to grow plants to flowering size which these should be calls into question our business acumen. However, these are of such perfection when mature with stout 24"-30" stems arching gracefully and each bearing a terminal plume of flashy white flowers.

Price: $25.00
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