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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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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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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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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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Isodon umbrosus Isodon umbrosus

This Lamiaceae species comes from woodlands in Japan such as Fukushima Prefecture.  All summer you get to enjoy the subtly interesting leaf shape and texture, pondering what possessed you to grant this space in your overplanted garden.  Once the riot of summer color is gone, the lavender spikes of this uncommon species brings clarity.

Price: $18.00
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Primula sieboldii 'Smooch' Primula sieboldii 'Smooch'

Large flowers with appropriate heart-shaped petals that are light pink on the backside and pale white-pink on the front.  This is a comfortable plant with no surprises and you will have a sense of easy familiarity each spring when this flowers.  No drama, no challenging colors, just a solid beauty of the sort that if it could smooch, it would.

Price: $15.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hepatica nobilis var. japonica 'Wakakusa' Hepatica nobilis var. japonica 'Wakakusa'

Our own flowering divisions from a plant bequeathed us from the former garden of plant-obsessed Marian Raitz.   This Japanese selection is a fully pink double and double means the flowers last longer than the typical single fertile flowers.  Ideal for cool greenhouse pot culture or mild gardens.

Price: $60.00
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Primula sieboldii 'Sparkler' Primula sieboldii 'Sparkler'

An intricate floral array on this selection with broad snowflake flowers softly imbued with a frosted lavender pink. The center of each flower is a white starry eye and the fine edge of the petals sparkle with touches of icy nibs. An aptly named selection and our thanks to Jan and Marty for upgrading our sieboldii offering with this and others.

Price: $15.00
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Primula sieboldii 'Felicity' Primula sieboldii 'Felicity'

One can collect hundreds of named cultivars of this Japanese primrose and not have two that are identical. This is an ideal plant for the OCD plant collector who wants to take a long deep dive - just make sure when trying to have them all that money remains to buy groceries and keep the lights on. White flowers flushed fuchsia with a reverse that is solidly soft fuchsia.  This will bring felicity to your garden.

Price: $15.00
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Primula sieboldii 'Peach Blossom' Primula sieboldii 'Peach Blossom'

Another excellent selection shared with us by Jan and Marty, this has flowers with a reverse of rich purplish-pink and faces of lavender pink that are washed in white.  Each petal is gently heart-shaped which is very fortunate when one considers the possibilities offered by other organs. And we will stop right there.

Price: $15.00
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Primula japonica Primula japonica

Candelabra Primrose. Staggering floral display of tiered rings of flowers arrayed up sturdy stems from 18" to 30" when living large in rich, moist soil and all of this above broadly sumptuous and lightly rumpled foliage. A swash of these always leaves one a bit short of breath with its beauty.  Yours will be either vibrant fuchsia or tomato terracotta - a surprise awaits down the line.

Price: $15.00
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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 - 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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