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Berkheya purpurea Berkheya purpurea

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A perennial (usually anyway) thistle relative from South Africa which makes a multicrowned clump of softly spiny leaves, but the large purplish flowers are the swan emerging from the ugly duckling.

Price: $5.00
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x Rhodoxis 'Ruby Giant' x Rhodoxis 'Ruby Giant'

A super hybrid out of the UK from crossing the two related genera, Hypoxis and Rhodohypoxis.  These genera occur in South Africa and are small bulbous members of the Iris family.  While just a few inches tall, these are showy beyond the implied limits of their size and can cover themselves for weeks in large red flowers.  Easy to grow and a fast increaser, this will become a favorite.  Cold climates can be overwintered inside where cool.

Price: $16.00
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Rhodohypoxis 'Venetia' Rhodohypoxis 'Venetia'

Flower power is the smallest of packages, this little but mighty rhizomatous yet bulbous Iris family member from South Africa brings a degree of satisfaction far beyond it's size when its short grassy foliage becomes completely obscured for weeks in late spring by rose red flowers literally cheek to cheek.  Good increaser, hardy in zones 7-8.

Price: $15.00
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Rhodohypoxis 'Hebron Farm Cerise' Rhodohypoxis 'Hebron Farm Cerise'

Presumed hybrid between Rhodohypoxis and Hypoxis from a collection on the Hebron Farm property in South Africa. Great little rock garden plant provided it doesn't get too dry.

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Gladiolus 'Ruby' Gladiolus 'Ruby'

A purported G. papilio hybrid, our mama plant when in bloom with its 5 foot stems of red-mauve flowers sporting dark eye patches, frequently caused plant geeks to start speaking in tongues and offer creative enticements in exchange for a wee bit.  We have had to say "No." until now.

Price: $18.00
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Rhodohypoxis deflexa Rhodohypoxis deflexa

Little bulby plant from the Drakensberg Mts in South Africa.  This is a good rock garden subject in that it likes good drainage in the winter.  When growing, keep it watered reasonably and it will bloom its tail off with loads of small reddish flowers.  Mulch if bitter cold in winter.

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Rhodohypoxis rubella Rhodohypoxis rubella

These are such good little quasi-bulbous plants from South Africa.  Likes a full sun rock gardens with good drainage.  Nice summer bloomers and good increasers making dense clumps.  Probably deer resistant.

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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Dawn' Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Dawn'

Grassy little clumping rhizomatous bulb from South Africa which is easily grown here provided it has good drainage and moisture while in growth and a bit of mulch in winter. Dawn is a broad-petaled fairly large flowered selection in which the white flowers are just touched with pink.

Price: $15.00
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Hertia cheirifolia (syn. Othonna) Hertia cheirifolia (syn. Othonna)

A favorite of ours from South Africa.  We have this growing in front of our greenhouse and last winter I didn't protect at all, and no damage at 17F. Yellow daisy flowers - good drainage.

Price: $15.00
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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Ruth' Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Ruth'

Small but rapidly clumping bulb from South Africa with dense grassy leaves and small white flowers produced with some say reckless abandon during summer.

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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Pintado' Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Pintado'

A floriferous hybrid Rhodohypoxis from South Africa which white flowers nicely flushed in pink.  This will easily cover itself in flowers in June-July increasing quickly making a dense clump which can be divided.  Your friends will expect you to be gracious unless you come up with a plausible excuse.

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Rhodohypoxis 'Stella' Rhodohypoxis 'Stella'

Big pink flowers of substance on this densely clumping South African bulb.  Hardy outside here given good drainage in winter (and mulch if a bad winter) and a choice candidate for the rock garden provided it gets ample water when in growth.  Easy to grow in pots and overwinter in the garage.

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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Lily Jean' Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Lily Jean'

Lily Jean is a demure little thing with small double flowers randomly flecked with bits of red, pink and white.  Quickly increrasing to form a dense little tussock with scads of flowers.  This like ample moisture when growing and very good drainage in winter when dormant.  Rock garden plant.  Mulch if real cold.

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Euryops tysonii Euryops tysonii

A very welcome addition to our rock garden thanks to our generous taxonomist, Cody Hinchliff.  This native to the mountains of South Africa forms an architectural mound to 3' or so with many stems clad in short, stiff and persistent green leaves.  Terminal clusters of small cheery and sweetly scented yellow flowers.

Price: $16.00
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x Rhodoxis 'Hebron Farm Biscuit' x Rhodoxis 'Hebron Farm Biscuit'

Possible hybrid between Rhodohypoxis and Hypoxis collected on at Hebron Farm in South Africa although some feel this is simply a form of Rhodohypoxis parvula var. albiflora. We're going with the hybrid until someone tells us otherwise mainly because Rhodohypoxis have loose morals with no desire to practice social distancing. Small cream flowers with red centers.

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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Dulcie' Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Dulcie'

A great rock garden plant for our area where it thrives on the sun and good drainage and rewards the neglectful gardener with unearned but copious amounts of showy white flowers.  If we get bitter cold in the winter, this South African wouldn't mind a wee blanky of mulch.

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Rhodohypoxis - White (aka Matt's White) Rhodohypoxis - White (aka Matt's White)

This is one coming out of the garden of Matt Mattus and has garnered the name 'Matt's White'.  This may be a name functioning more as a placeholder for origin than a proper clonal name.  It is a good doer and basically obscures the foliage when in flower so be forewarned if you like leaves with your flowers.

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Agapanthus 'Kingston Blue' Agapanthus 'Kingston Blue'

Tastefully narrow deciduous leaves with medium small flower heads of a good clear mid-blue.  Hardy and a good performer in the garden.  Sun and deer resistant.

Price: $18.00
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Crocosmia 'Voyager' Crocosmia 'Voyager'

Big cheerful yellow flowers which open widely on stems to nearly 30" tall are the reason for growing this selection.  This can help make some of the late season fiery colors seem even more intense by comparison or if asked to carry the floral load on its own, it is more than up to the task,.

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Kniphofia ichopensis Kniphofia ichopensis

Our first offering of this uncommon South African 'Poker. Light butterscotch well-spaced buds open to pale cream, yellowish tones or a tawny orange.  It is a somewhat variable species in color and these are from wild-collected seed.  Elegant flowers and compact form are a constant.

Price: $12.00
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Crocosmia 'Kiatschou' Crocosmia 'Kiatschou'

One of the better of the clear yellow hybrids with nicely presented flowers that while of good size are not so overly large that they bow down the stems.  We've come to like the clean yellows as they bring something refreshingly uncomplicated to the garden bed and the fewer issues in bed, the better.

Price: $18.00
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Nerine 'Cherry Ripe'* Nerine 'Cherry Ripe'*

A luscious, tender Nerine sarniensis hybrid worth every effort to overwinter.  Related to Amaryllis, this bulb is summer dormant with the leaves appearing in winter and flowering in fall.  The flowers are the rich pink of promise speaking directly to the limbic brain conjuring ancient cave responses as though confronted by sex, ripe fruit or blood. Civilization is but a thin veneer.

Price: $16.00
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Dierama hybrid ex. "Tomato Red" Dierama hybrid ex "Tomato Red"

Seedlings from a floriferous red-flowered selection from Russell Graham. The parent plant is a short, dense clumper with small red flowers that rule by their majority.  This has pride of place in our garden, widely separated from our other Dierama, so hope is for similarity on these children.

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Dierama grandiflorum Dierama grandiflorum

Angel's Fishing Rod.  As the specific epithet infers, this does have grand flowers!  Widely flared big medium pink flowers dangle in mad abandon on 4'-5 stems.

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Dierama jucundum Dierama jucundum

Grown from wild collected seed sent by a friend in South Africa, this species has lavender to light pink slightly flared bell-shaped flowers of good size.  These are held on wiry stems to 3 or 4 feet tall and pair well with many of the ornamental grasses being rather grass-like in foliage itself.  Evergreen.

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Crocosmia 'Walberton Yellow' ('Walcroy') Crocosmia 'Walberton Yellow' ('Walcroy') COPF

Densely clumping and quite respectful of it's space without the imperialistic proclivities of some it's Borg-like relatives.  Flowers a rich clear yellow with a good open flared aspect and rounded petals of distinct substance.

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Felicia rosulata Felicia rosulata

Tight clumps with blue flowers with a yellow button in June-July.  Very hardy.  First introduction to the US. Fantastic little plant from South Africa which used to be Aster natalensis but is now in the genus Felicia.

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Crocosmia 'Jenny Bloom' Crocosmia 'Jenny Bloom'

This is a dandy Crocosmia of smaller habit with tasty flowers of butterscotch infused yellow. Not a piercing yellow but of a gentle hue. Jenny has class after all.

Price: $20.00
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Crocosmia 'Spitfire' Crocosmia 'Spitfire'

'Spitfire' is a feisty little plant making a dense clump of thin leaves with flared open fiery red-orange flowers held closely together in which the many presents as one to great effect.  A smaller mounding plant than some of its kin.

Price: $18.00
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Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold' Gazania linearis 'Colorado Gold'

This rugged South African is sun, wind and drought tolerant and absolutely hardy in the PNW.  One of the most admired plants in our border for its profuse display of large yellow to orange daisies on low stems.  Good drainage.

Price: $15.00
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