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Disporum smilacinum 'Ki-no-tsukasa' Disporum smilacinum 'Ki-no-tsukasa'

A very good and stable selection from Japan of this little woodland creeper.  Dark green leaves are well-marked with feathered yellow tips and in spring this has pendant white starry flowers.  This will increase to create a definite bit of visual velcro in the garden because as your eye roams the plants, it will stop abruptly on this one.

Price: $16.00
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Pteris wallichiana Pteris wallichiana

This was one of those "Holy shit - lookit that fern!" moments when we first spotted this species growing at the base of soaring pinnacles of vertical peaks in Guizhou, China where it was not intimidated in the least and perfectly in scale.  Massive 4'-6' wide fronds 6'-8' tall in the wild and clumping.  Likely smaller in cultivation but still BIG!  Zone 7b-9.

Price: $25.00
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Allium sacculiferum DJH 272 Allium sacculiferum DJH 272

A Dan Hinkley collection from Japan of this fine mid to late summer blooming Allium species. Good richly colored purple flowers are freely produced on this densely clumping little dude. Good in containers and great in the rock garden or special little niche.  This was originally misidentified as Allium thunbergii.

Price: $15.00
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Hepatica yamatutai Hepatica yamatutai - Pink Reverse Form

Often white flowered, this coveted form has white flowers with a striking pink reverse to the backs of the petals.  The leaves which follow bloom are impressive in their own right being quite large with rounded leaves and rich purple-maroon undersides.  A mature clump of this confers the honorific Hepatica Highness to the owner.

Price: $45.00
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Heloniopsis orientalis - Select Heloniopsis orientalis - Select

This is easily the best disappointing plant we have.  This is one we imported from Japan - at some significant coast - as a Gold Leaf cultivar.  The first year was magic with leaves like pure sunlight but never again.  The best part is that it is an exceptionally good, vigorous clone with big flower heads and superb foliage.

Price: $18.00
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Veratrum maackii var. japonicum Veratrum maackii var. japonicum

A comparatively graceful species of Veratrum with broadly narrow leaves, if that makes any sense and sadly, it does to us.  The 4'-5' flower stem has numerous lateral branchlets clad in lots of red-maroon flowers. To compare to the better-known V. nigrum, narrower leaves, flower stems much more open with flowers more red than purple-black.  Excellent long-lived plant of outstanding hardiness best suited for the cool to cold zones.  Young plants.

Price: $35.00
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Heloniopsis orientalis var. flavida 'Snow White' Heloniopsis orientalis var. flavida 'Snow White'

A very robust selection in one of our favorite genera, this is one we brought in from Japan some while back and at last have some to offer. Wider and longer leaves than other Heloniopsis, making larger evergreen rosettes. Early spring  sees the elongation of the flowering stem to 10" and  a full head of creamy flowers aging to a clear white.

Price: $28.00
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Hepatica nobilis var. japonica - Pink Hepatica nobilis var. japonica - Pink

These Japanese versions of the European nobilis are ones we have grown from seed and have been hoarding for a few years but since there is no room left in the Hepatica house, we must send a few of our kids out into the world. Each plant varies a bit but all are good pinks and we get to pick.

Price: $18.00
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Heloniopsis orientalis Heloniopsis orientalis

Interesting and showy Japanese species that makes tidy little evergreen clumps.  Our original plant came from the Portland iconic Bovees Nursery.  Unusual lavender-pink flowers held well above the foliage.  Makes nice patches by rooting at leaf tips.  Good moist soil.

Price: $15.00
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Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium' Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium'

Crazy piece of work but in the best possible way.  This is a sport of this Japanese azalea species which would typically have the usual thumb-shaped leaves and wide flower petals but in this selection, the leaves and pink flower petals have become very long and thin like decorative sushi garnish.  Nothing like it and a universal must-have.

Price: $16.00
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Ligularia japonica 'Rising Sun' BSWJ1293 Ligularia japonica 'Rising Sun' BSWJ1293

A collection from Kyushu, Japan by the Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm.  Deeply incised palmate leaves with long finger-like lobes are visually arresting in themselves while the early to mid summer large yellow daisy flowers just piles on the eye candy.  Structure, beauty, form and function - only the most bitter cabbage would fault this for not being edible!

Price: $18.00
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Hepatica nobilis var. japonica - white to pale pink shades Hepatica nobilis var. japonica - white to pale pink shades

These Japanese versions of the European nobilis are ones we have grown from seed and have been hoarding for a few years but since there is no room left in the Hepatica house, we must send a few of our kids out into the world. Each plant is different from white to pale pink and we get to pick.

Price: $18.00
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Nipponanthemum nipponicum Chrysanthemum yezoense

This is a true jewel and one we always look forward to seeing in the fall when the tabletop sized patch of low dense dark green leaves are alight with outrageous large white daisy flowers. Talk about contrast with so many of the hot colors of Autumn!  In taxonomic flux, we previously offered this as Nipponanthemum nipponicum.

Price: $16.00
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Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi'

An outstanding selection from Mt Kiyosumi in Japan, this is distinguished by russet and burgundy tones to the new foliage and the lacecap flowers are the perfect complement to that foliage with the sterile florets being white in the center of the flower and bushing to a distinct pink rim.

Price: $18.00
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Disporum smilacinum 'Pink Star' Disporum smilacinum 'Pink Star'

Light pink starry flowers grace this covetous form of this wee Japanese species.  A gentle peregrinator spreading by short stolons and making a fine little clump which manages to evoke a lwarm fuzzy feeling in both the jaded collector as well as your average "dirt" gardener.  We live in both worlds and we like it.  A lot.

Price: $18.00
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Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost' Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'

One of the few Eupatorium or Joe Pye Weed species that has not been put
into a new genus, this has narrow toothed leaves edged in cream and
white.  The three foot stems are topped by pollinator-friendly pink
flowers in September. Best in a moist situation.  This species is used
in China to make fragrant oils as the whole plant is fragrant when
crushed much like Lavandula.angustifolia.

Price: $15.00
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Disporum smilacinum 'Moonshine' Disporum smilacinum 'Moonshine'

Gorgeous little gem out of Japan with a rich yellow center to the leaf  surrounded by green with some nice feathering details.  This will increase quickly but not aggressively and adds a nice splash of color in the shade garden.  The white flowers go well with the whole package.

Price: $20.00
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Hosta cf. rectifolia TM 12-838 Hosta cf. rectifolia TM 12-838

Collected in Japan by Tom Mitchell of the late Evolution Plants, this has broadly lanceolate green leaves with tall 30"-36" stems of violet-blue flowers.  If you are into the flashy hosta cultivars, then you can probably give this a miss but if you are a species wonk like we are, then you are kinda obliged.  It is a solid performer and educational when paired with rectifolia hybrids.

Price: $16.00
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Disporum uniflorum (syn. D. flavens) Disporum uniflorum (syn. D. flavens)

Pendant clusters of yellow bells makes this a refined and classy plant for the shade garden.  Makes nice clumps and effortlessly combines with so many shade-loving plants.  This Korean native is very hardy and a good doer.

Price: $15.00
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Thalictrum kiusianum Thalictrum kiusianum

Dwarf Meadow Rue.  One of the best of the smaller Thalictrums, this slowly creeps to create a small mat of attractive foliage topped by violet blue flowers.  Yet another nice plant from Japan.  Half sun is ideal but will take full sun with more moisture.

Price: $12.00
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Tricyrtis macrantha ssp. macranthopsis Tricyrtis macrantha ssp. macranthopsis

Fabulous Toad Lily with long arching almost hanging stems which have large broadly tubular rich yellow flowers sprinkled with red spotting in the interior.  Yea verily.  Perfect in a semi-shaded moist situation where it can spill, arch and hang.

Price: $18.00
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Zingiber mioga Zingiber mioga

Mioga Ginger.  A treasured food crop in Japan where the new shoots are prized as a vegetable and the flower buds are considered a delicacy.  This clumps up quickly in rich moist soil in shade and produces exotic Iris-like creamy white flowers at ground level in late summer and fall.

Price: $15.00
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Spiraea japonica 'Bullata' Spiraea japonica 'Bullata'

This is one of our favorite little dwarf shrubs that totally rocks the rock garden.  Slow, slow growth, densely twiggy, small heavily textured leaves and small clusters of deep pink flowers in mid summer makes this a great choice for containers or that small special place.

Price: $18.00
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Anemonopsis macrophylla Anemonopsis macrophylla

A refined shade plant that would grace any plant connoisseur's garden yet is perfectly happy to hang with us average Joes. Leaves evoking Anemone and pendant flowers combining pastels and lavenders in an understated parasol of exquisite design and dimension. A plant that is not on the radar of a lot of gardeners so let's keep it to ourselves.

Price: $18.00
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Ajuga incisa 'Bikun' Ajuga incisa 'Bikun'

Frosted Jade Ajuga.  Hard to believe that this is an Ajuga but it is true.  This choice selection has fantastic foliage and very good dark cobalt flowers.  Not a spreader - this makes a clump with 16" tall stems.  Challenges all of your comfy notions about Ajuga but in a good way.  Great in our shade garden.

Price: $12.00
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Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty' Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'

This Strawberry Saxifrage has rich colored leaves quite maroon underneath and intricately marked in silver on top.  This sends out runners like a strawberry which makes new plants at the tips & makes a great groundcover for moist shade.  Dandy & delicate white/pink flowers on 18" stems.

Price: $12.00
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Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii

Nice bulbs from wild collected seed of this cool Japanese relative of the giant Himalayan Lily, Cardiocrinum giganteum. Lovely white flowers looking you in the eye with a slight greenish cast on stems up to 6' high which is perfect for enjoying the excellent fragrance.

Price: $18.00
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Primula sieboldii 'Uchu' Primula sieboldii 'Uchu'

Nice white flowered selection with broadly rounded petals on this Japanese selection of the species.  In Japan in the wild, this primrose is found on grassy edges and mixed with other plants which provide a dappled light. It is also more adapted than most Primula to a bit of summer dry.

Price: $12.00
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Polystichum polyblepharum Polystichum polyblepharum

Japanese Tassel Fern.  One of the really excellent evergreen ferns providing a delicately classic lacy fern texture in a well-mannered clumping habit.  New growth is softly fuzzy.  This is a no fuss no muss woodlander which asks for little except a good drink now and then.

Price: $15.00
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Cardiocrinum cordatum Cardiocrinum cordatum

Grown from seed collected in the Yoro Mts in Japan, this compensates for being shorter than its cousins by being hardier to Zone 6.  Personally, I subscribe to the fishing theory that it is not the size of the worm you use but how you wiggle it.  Rich moist soil and creamy trumpets in 2-3 years.

Price: $16.00
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