This is a silver-blue foliaged species from South America we received from Jerry Flintoff which makes a 3' diameter broundcover of ferny foliage which is topped in summer by friendly little reddish brown burs like a forest of miniature Tootsie Roll Pops. Good drainage is key.
One of those dramatic ferns which cannot help itself from stealing the spotlight. This spreading Chilean relative to our Deer Fern loves a rich, moist spot where it makes a colony displaying its awesome-by-anyone's-definition leaves. Leaves, which in the endless buffet of nutrient-laden compost and with ample water, can reach 4'-5' tall. Evergreen except in hard winters.
Yet another cool evergreen from Chile. In the wild this can reach 40'-50' tall but in our NW gardens it remains a large shrub. One inch pure white flowers in early summer are quite nice and with luck the reddish seedpods will follow. Best in part shade
This is not a Fuchsia to which one can remain indifferent. A tender species from South America, this is a winter-bloomer with long, thin flowers appearing at leaf fall and then adorning the 3'-5' bare stems. The distinctly softly lavender-pink flowers lack an inner corolla presenting a very pleasing minimalist design aesthetic and the large orange fruit which follow are an unexpectedly discordant delight.
A collection by PT's own Josh McCullough from Volcan Azul in Guatemala at around 10,000'. This grows both epiphytically and terrestrially. Fab narrow pleated leaves with terminal drooping panicles of flowers backed in lavender-pink with pale faces followed by shiny red berries.
Collected by the Wynn-Jones in Guatemala at higher elevation where it was growing as an epiphyte. Our mama plant is in a container and is one of the showiest Maianthemum or False Solomon Seal we grow. And we grow a lot btw! Lovely light salmon stems of 24"-30" seem to bow under the weight of the large inflorescence with a galaxy of white stars opening from cream buds.
A False Solomon Seal collected by the good folks at Crug Farm Nursery during a plant hunting trip to Central America. They found this once common species in Guatemala relegated to remnant populations at higher altitudes above 9000 feet where it found it spread rhizomatously to form small colonies. White flowers and mulch well in winter.
A collection from Guatemala at 8000'-9000' by Josh McCullough where he found this gowing both epiphytically on Oak trees and terrestrially. Cool new world False Solomon's Seal that is likely best brought in during the winter. We haven't flowered it but this has long 10" pedicels.