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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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Ajuga incisa 'Blue Enigma' Ajuga incisa 'Blue Enigma'

Rare plant found only in limited areas in central Honshu, Japan where it likes the forest fringes in the subalpine areas and is known as hiiragi-sou or holly tree-leafed weed.  Hiiragi-sou sounds better than the translation.  This selection has dark blue flowers and is a deciduous clumper to 16" tall - very nice!

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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Chelonopsis moschata Chelonopsis moschata

Japanese Turtlehead.  This light shade loving perennial has late season pink flowers shaped like a foxglove but for us, it is most evocative of an erect Nothochelone nemerosa which is a familiar native wildflower if you are a hiker in the Olympic or Cascade Mts.  This makes a nice clump giving a valuable late show.

Price: $12.00
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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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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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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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Plectranthus effusus var. longitubus (syn. Rabdosia, then Isodon) Plectranthus effusus var. longitubus (syn. Rabdosia, then Isodon)

Think of this as a woodland Salvia which blooms in the Fall.  This Japanese jewel brings an unexpected and welcome shot of color to the shade garden in Fall with airy panicles to 3 or 4 feet holding zillions of small tubular purple-blue flowers.  Something nice to look if you are overloaded on the reds-oranges-yellows classic colors.

Price: $15.00
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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Orion' Epimedium grandiflorum 'Orion'

A fine selection of this deciduous Japanese species which was introduced by We-Du Nursery. Sizable flowers of rich purple are the hallmark of this plant and it more than holds it own against more recent hybrids. All Epimediums can't be painted with the same drought tolerant brush and this one appreciates more water than the real drought tolerant species.

Price: $16.00
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Chloranthus japonicus Chloranthus japonicus

Choice and uncommon Japanese native making a many stemmed plant with lots of white bottle-brush flowers in spring. The glossy green and nicely textured leaves are pleasant the rest of the season.

Price: $20.00
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Disporum smilacinum 'Rei Ho' Disporum smilacinum 'Rei Ho'

A scarce selection from Japan with white feathering at the ends of the leaves.  Typical habit for the species which is great because you will want a nice clump of this!  White flowers as well at the tips of the 4"-6' stems and all in all, a sophisticated addition to the shade garden.

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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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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Mitella yoshinagae  BSWJ4893 Mitella yoshinagae BSWJ4893

This is a low and evergreen species with foliage patterned The Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm collected this woodlander from Japan's Shikoku Island. This represents a link to the native Mitella we have here in the Northwest. The flowers are small pinkish-brown affairs with strongly recurved corolla lobes and held on stems 8"-15" above the leaves.

Price: $15.00
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Saxifraga nipponica 'Pink Pagoda' Saxifraga nipponica 'Pink Pagoda'

A small cloud of pink flowers on this otherwise white flowered species. One of the easiest species in the section Irregulares to which the more familiar Saxifraga fortunei belongs.  This has the redeeming quality of being able to handle a bit more dry and sun than some of the others but why make it work if you don’t have to?

Price: $16.00
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Koelreuteria paniculata - Compact Form Koelreuteria paniculata - Compact Form

Compact Golden Rain Tree. Pretty choice strain of this showy species. Seed-grown from a friend's plant on Cape Cod where it is a small 6' tree covered in upright panicles of yellow flowers in June and July which are followed by attractive seed pods. Seems to come true from seed and a worthy addition.  Good water-wise plant as well - really, can it get any better?

Price: $16.00
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Heloniopsis orientalis Heloniopsis orientalis - Nursery Pick Up Only

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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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.

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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: $12.00
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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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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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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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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: $12.00
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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: $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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Allium thunbergii f. alba Allium thunbergii f. alba

Excellent little Asian Allium that is very nice with small heads of white flowers. Perfect for the rock garden or does great in regular garden beds as it does appreciate some moisture during the summer. Sun and decent drainage and thrives in one customers garden in Michigan. Tidy and of good disposition and certainly not a garden thug.

Price: $12.00
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Platycrater arguta Platycrater arguta

An unusual Asian hydrangea relative that performs even with benign neglect. This makes a small broadly rounded twiggy deciduous shrub to 2'-3' in the garden to 5' in the wild. Narrow willow-like green leaves combine well with the late summer-fall small white flowers. This will be happiest in light shade or part eastern sun.

Price: $15.00
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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: $12.00
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Podophyllum 'Galaxy' Podophyllum 'Galaxy'

This is very close to 'Kaleidoscope' and comes from the same Japanese nursery.  Lightly hairy stems hold the pale green leaves with their radially symmetrical chocolate splotches.  Red flowers held beneath the foliage but who cares, really?  It's all about the leaves.  Moist shade and be prepared to be envied.

Price: $40.00
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