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.
Rare and distinctive species endemic to the island of Ulleungdo off the coast of Korea evolving from the mainland species, H. asiatica - a great example of island species evolution. The biennial leaves are very large. Small white to palest pink flowers backed by a stylin' green involucre.
Crug Farm collection from Chejudo Island in Korea from a slightly larger form. This was found growing in a shaded dry streambed as just 8" tall plants. The amenities of cultivation has fattened them up nicely and expect 18" or so. Glossy leaves and white bottlebrush flowers. Very cold tolerant.
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.
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.
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.
Crimson Fans. An amazing clone of a hardy Korean species in the Saxifragaceae. The early spring flowers are little pale things which are les amuse-geules for the foliar main course. In sun, the leaves turn a screaming crimson as summer ages especially if briefly and carefully water stressed. Moist.
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.
Really good selection by Tony Avent from a collection on Korea's Jeju Island. This has closely set somewhat rounded leaves on stems that are slightly twisted giving the effect of a spiral staircase. The degree that this is apparent is directly correlated to how misspent and experimental your youth was. White flowers. Rock hardy.
A collection of this prized Asian culinary species from the Korean island of Jejudo which used to be Cheju or Cheju-do. This is a true Ginger but in the case, it is the deep yellow flower buds that are eaten which open to lilac-pink flowers held at ground level. The corn-like leaves get about 3' tall and this is hardy to zone 6 and even zone 5.
A Tony Avent collection from Korea's Jeju (Cheju) island of this Solomon Seal species. Large green-tipped white bells walk down the aisle underneath the 2' arching stems. Polygonatums are an integral part of the mix in the shade garden and are a great genus to collect as there are lots of species with new ones still being discovered in the wild.
This is a fun species with green bracts napping the greenish-white flowers and these bracts are quite prominent in this selection by Tony Avent from his 2008 collection in Korea. A shorter species getting a foot or so tall and spreading but not scarily so.
This are extra large bulbs of this durable Japanese and Korean species. Broad glossy trifoliate leaves wing out above the green and white striped cowled flower with distinctive mahogany rimming to the spathe tube of the flower. Shade to some sun.
Very good plant in the upper echelon of perennials and highly valued for its mid summer blooms of thickly textured intriguing yellow flowers on the terminals of the stems. These gets nice broad leaves on herbaceous stems that in shape is not unlike a Hydrangea. Imposing at maturity.
Interesting genus in the Bellflower or Campanula family and we try to grow as many different ones as possible. Just how long can we last growing unprofitable plants is a question we ponder. This is one of the better ones for the garden making perennial carrot roots and annual vines to 4' with tubby cream flowers with purple corolla lips. Z5 at least.
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?
A very uncommon plant in North America - we have not seen it listed elsewhere - and one we brought across the pond from the lamentably late Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens in Scotland. This is a much smaller version of this cold hardy species with dense low foliage of nicely deeply lobed leaves. The leaves take on fall color before dormancy and the early spring white flowers are welcome indeed if they escape being frosted. Just a few available.
This is regarded as one of the most beautiful of the poplar species and well worth growing if you have rich moist soil, room and a need for a fast-growing deciduous tree of substance. Large leaves on handsome frame, these are pale underneath providing fluttering highlights during the summer while coloring brilliantly in the fall. An excellent choice for cold climates as this is good to Zone 3 at least since it is from the Russian Far East down to Hokkaido.
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.
A very vigorous form from a Quarryhill collection that is much taller and has larger green leaves than any of the others we grow. The usual early spring white flowers in March and April here. We have a just a few of these from division here in late winter and these may not be fully rooted out on early orders.
Serious business here on the Ligularia front. We have just a few of this Crug Farm collection from Jeju (Cheju) Island, Korea, to offer from our 2018 Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy UK trip. This makes a dense ground cover of weed-suppressive, overlapping large leaves and tall spikes of yellow flowers. A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering.
A selection by Tony Avent from his collection in Korea and notable for the reddish 18" stems which adds a dash of panache especially when hung with white flowers tipped in green. These are followed by clusters of round black fruit and so the show continues. Very hardy and easy to please.
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