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Disporopsis taiwanensis BSWJ 3388 Disporopsis taiwanensis BSWJ 3388

This evergreen Solomon Seal lookalike represents a rare introduction from Taiwan by our friends at Crug Farm.  Originally described as the new species, taiwanensis in 1989, this was sunk into the Chinese species pernyi by Govaerts in 2000.  We could live with that if it was pernyi var. taiwanensis to indicate its unique geographical provenance.  Pretty cool either way.

Price: $20.00
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Pteris nipponica Pteris nipponica

We're looking at a houseplant here for everyone except those with that San Francisco microclimate and if you are lucky enough to have such a thing, just for the record - we pretty much hate you.  But we'll set aside the envy and sell you one of these astoundingly lovely ferns with long white ghostly fingered fronds.

Price: $16.00
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Begonia taiwaniana MWT237 Begonia taiwaniana MWT237

Mark Weathington of the Raulston Arboretum at NCSU introduced this goody from Taiwan.  Narrow blade leaves are maculated in white and the upright stems bear small pink flowers in mid to late summer.  A very interesting new addition to the hardy Begonia palette as this has a different look than what one usually sees.  Mulch if winter is wicked.

Price: $15.00
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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.

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Sinopanax formosanus Sinopanax formosanus

Incredibly exciting rare ornamental Araliad from Taiwan where it can reach 30 feet tall.  Don't be scared by that as it will likely not attain those dimensions in your garden at least while you are the gardener!  Broadly orbicular leaves with 3-5 shallow lobes on stout branches makes this a riveting centerpiece.  These are seed-grown and best in mild gardens.

Price: $30.00
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Dryopteris formosana Dryopteris formosana

A very good evergreen fern native to Taiwan, China and Japan which we imported from a specialist in the UK.  Tidy and attractive species reaching 30" wide with fronds to 20" tall, this requires shade to part shade.  And brace yourself - it is tolerant of dry shade!  Happier of course with some water,  Spore-grown by us.

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Heloniopsis acutifolia BSWJ 6817 Heloniopsis acutifolia BSWJ 6817

A rare offering of a rare species of this choice little bit of botanical collectable necessity.  Found by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones in Taipingshan, Taiwan, this is a beautiful representative of one of our favorite obscure genera.  Evergreen rosettes and slowly forming companion rosettes, this has enchanting white flowers on 4"-7" stems.  Moist and shade.

Price: $22.00
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Pteris wallichiana Pteris wallichiana

This was one of those "Holy shit - lookit that fern!" moments when we first spotted this species growing at the base of soaring pinnacles of vertical peaks in Guizhou, China where it was not intimidated in the least and perfectly in scale.  Massive 4'-6' wide fronds 6'-8' tall in the wild and clumping.  Likely smaller in cultivation but still BIG!  Zone 7b-9.

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Veratrum formosanum f. alba Veratrum formosanum f. alba

Rare ghostly white flowered variant of the typically dark-flowered Veratrum formosanum . We lusted after this plant since the 90's after seeing it recorded in the Flora of Taiwan and finally secured it from the legendary Jim Sutherland at Scotland's Ardfearn Nursery just a few years ago. So excited we tossed our caber. Is it better than the typical formosanum? No. More collectible? Oh, hell yeah!. Deer resistant.

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Pleione formosana Pleione formosana

This is a surprisingly hardy terrestrial Orchid that is quite easy to grow given a couple of rules.  Loose crumbly organic/gritty well-drained soil and fairly dry in the winter.  We've friends who grow these easily in Port Ludlow unprotected in rotting logs, stumps and deep moss on rocks.

Price: $15.00
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Disporopsis arisanensis Disporopsis arisanensis

Evergreen Solomon Seal relative from Taiwan via plantsman Ozzie Johnson. Loves moist shade in zones 7-9 where the rounded leaves on stems up to a foot shelter the hanging white bell flowers.  Combines well with all of those shade garden plants that any self respecting plant collector loves so rest assured that garden harmony will remain intact.

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Disporum kawakamii PBR 460 Disporum kawakamii PBR 460

Rare species from Taiwan collected by botanist Pascal Bruggeman. This is evergreen in mild winters and has late spring subterminal clusters of pendulous bells the color of a perfect flan with tips of the tepals looking as though dipped in chocolate.  A rhizomatous species but so not a thug for us.

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Ficus vaccinioides Ficus vaccinioides

Sweet little evergreen groundcover from southern Taiwan where it grows at low to mid elevation in littoral thickets. Then there is the virtual thickets....  Small rounded leaves and yes, there are very small figs but it would take a lot to make figgy pudding. Zone 8 hardy and grows at the Zone 7 Raulston Arboretum in a sheltered spot where it is deciduous in cold winters. Tolerant of shade.

Price: $18.00
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Tricyrtis formosana var. formosana MD 15-120 Tricyrtis formosana var. formosana MD 15-120

Our collection from Taiwan of this species which was formerly ascribed to T. stolonifera but is now merged into the variable T. formosana. Good clumper via - you guessed it - stolons with mottled leaves especially on new growth. Upright stems with light purple flowers heavily spotted with darker purple.

Price: $20.00
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Begonia formosana Begonia formosana

We received this labeled as Begonia sp. Guizhou 2011 but which we strongly suspect is a Mark Weathington Taiwan collection in 2010.  We have the latter from Mark and the two are identical.  A compact species to be sure, with small pale green, angel's wing leaves held aloft by short stems. Pink flowers.

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Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD15-98 Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD 15-98

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.

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Veratrum formosanum BSWJ 1575 ex Taiwan Veratrum formosanum BSWJ 1575 ex Taiwan

An uncommon little jewel from the mountains of Taiwan, these are 2nd generation plants from the wild collection.  Unlike our native steroidal colossal Veratrums, this is relatively demure with neat tussocks of low grassy foliage but kicks the compost out of them with its maroon flowers.

Price: $25.00
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Boehmeria sieboldiana Boehmeria sieboldiana

A fine foliage plant in the family Urticaceae and it is easy to see the family resemblance in it's cousin the nettle.  But no worries, this is a venomless pussycat making a clump of tall stems with dangling panicles of tan flowers.  Great texture for the moist shade garden.  From China/Korea.

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Tricyrtis lasiocarpa DJHT12067 Tricyrtis lasiocarpa DJHT12067

A collection of this vigorous Taiwan Toadie from Dan Hinkley.  This is quite rhizomatous making a good clump quickly which is really what you want, as the more sturdy stems clad in darkly spotted leaves holding speckled lavender-pink flowers in late summer, the better, we always say.  Light shade and can take a lot of sun if given ample water.

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Trochodendron aralioides MD 15-107 Trochodendron aralioides MD 15-104

Wheel Tree. Our collection from Taiwan of this indispensable broadleaf evergreen that usually is a small tree in gardens. Very clean and attractive, always the first criteria to be considered whether shopping for plants or romance, the Taiwan forms are regarded as better garden plants with better foliage. Surprisingly nice green flowers

Price: $30.00
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Camellia transnokoensis Camellia transnokoensis

A Philip MacDougall collection from central Taiwan of this dainty in appearance species.  Small leaves which are reddish when young pair nicely with the small white flowers in spring which are fortunate to have a red spot on the back of each petal which makes them just that much nicer.  Upright habit and likes part shade.

Price: $18.00
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Ellisiophyllum pinnatum Ellisiophyllum pinnatum BSWJ 197

Nifty groundcover introduced from Taiwan by Crug Farm in Wales.  This is a good spreader though easy to keep in bounds and prefers a loose organic rich soil that doesn't get too dry.  Great under shrubs and perennials and forms a feathery dense mat with white starry flowers.  Evergreen unless very cold.

Price: $15.00
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Pyrrosia sheareri Pyrrosia sheareri

Collected in Taiwan by gifted plantsman Steve Doonan, this amazing Fern is hardy to at least single digits.  This is a locally famous fern frustratingly slow to propagate and always red-lining the Plant Lust meter.  We've cornered the market so get 'em while you can!  Easy in morning sun/shade.

Price: $35.00
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Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn'

A very lovely selection of this terrestrial and sometime lithophytic orchid.  These are hardy outside in mild winters or given protection.  They need great drainage like planted in moss on a rock or in a stump or rotting log and protected during severe cold snaps.  Traditionally grown in pots and brought in a cool spot for the winter, these are quite easy.

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Pleione formosana Alba Group Pleione formosana Alba Group

While typically grown in pots and overwintered in a cool frost free spot, we've grown these in rotted cedar logs or on mossy boulders and simply protected them during cold snaps and have had excellent success with these outdoors.  Excellent drainage is key.  These will increase nicely through small offsets and who doesn't love orchids in the garden?

Price: $20.00
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Syneilesis sp. (as intermedia) DJHT12101 ex Taiwan Syneilesis intermedia DJHT 12101 ex Taiwan

A Hinkley collection from Taiwan of this interesting Composite whose deeply dissected foliage carries the day and is especially effective in half sun.  Not a genus that leaps to the fore when thinking of flowers, this is a great foliage plant and intriguing in first growth.  Collected as S. intermedia, this is most likely the species subglabrata.

Price: $22.00
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Pyrrosia lingua 'Variegata' Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki'

This choice evergreen Tongue Fern is notable for the yellowish variegation on its evergreen 12" long leaves and is likely conspecific with the clone sold as 'Variegata',  Pyrrosia are easy but require great drainage and unless you are planting it in a stumpery, rockery or slope, you will need to seriously amend with gravel, bark or assorted detritus of life.

Price: $28.00
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Pyrossia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu' Pyrrosia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu'

Tongue Ferns are widespread in China and Japan where they can be epiphytic as well as lithophytic on rocks.  Fantastic variants are being selected by the cult followers of Pyrrosia in Japan and "Tachiba Koryu' is one with evergreen blade-like leaves sporting rounded lobes along the margins.  Does fantastic at Peckerwood Gardens near Houston.

Price: $25.00
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Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hsitou Silver' Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hsitou Silver'

A superb collection of this Strawberry Saxifrage by the Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm who found this in the Hsitou area of Taiwan. Fantastic green leaves variegated in silver-white and while it could be our imagination taking wing after being bowled over by the foliage, the white flowers seem larger than usual on their 18"-24" stems.  Moist, shade, zone 6-9.

Price: $12.00
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Thalictrum urbainii 'Taiwan Baika' Thalictrum urbainii 'Taiwan Baika'

Very cute dwarf with more floral punch than expected from a plant a mere 8"-12" tall.  White powder-puff flowers go on for weeks and are held nicely above maidenhair foliage.  This Japanese selection of a Taiwan mountain species correctly suggests growing in the rock garden but is also perfect for that small spot begging for something perfect.

Price: $18.00
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