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Callicarpa rubella Callicarpa rubella

This Beauty Berry is from the extensive Callicarpa collection at Stephen F. Austin Arboretum in Texas which they graciously shared with us.  Softly hairy leaves somewhat dark tinged and the usual flamboyant display of purplish fruit in late summer and fall.  Good heat tolerant species.

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Callicarpa sp. NAPE 090 Callicarpa sp. NAPE 090

Our collection of this Beauty Berry from the far eastern Himalaya near the Myanmar border on a remote trail to Mt Saramati which we climbed 2 days later. It was hard. Real hard. Rare introduction of this species from an area seldom botanized since Kingdon-Ward in the 1930's.  Purple berries fall into winter on bare stems.

Price: $18.00
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Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy' Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy'

Bottlebrush.  Perhaps the hardiest clone enduring single digits with scarcely a whimper.  (It may be whimpering but my own wails of despair drown all else out).  Evergreen picking up russet tones in winter.  Summer fuzzy red flowers on the stems.  Deer Proof/drought tolerant.

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Callistemon pallidus Callistemon pallidus

From the venerable plant at the UW Arboretum comes this promising bottle brush.  The plant at the UW has weathered every fluke weather event in the last 20 years and emerged unscathed.  Narrowly yet densely upright with pale yellow-white bottle brush flowers and evergreen needley leaves.

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Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor' Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor'

Bottlebrush.  This is a selected form of the cold hardy species and differs by having 5" bottlebrushes of PURPLE flowers.  This would thrive against a hot south wall and will tolerate a range of soils as long as they drain well.  Evergreen and so far not munched by deer.

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Campanula lactiflora NCE219 Campanula lactiflora NCE219

This Campanula was collected in Russia at Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, Terbeda, Gonachkir Valley at 1800 meters so next time you are there, keep an eye peeled for it.  This potentially can reach 3'-5' tall in flower with nice heads of pale lavender to white flowers in midsummer.  Is it hardy, you ask?  Da!

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Campanula latiloba 'Alba' Campanula latiloba 'Alba'

From Wendy Perry of Bosvigo Plants in S. England comes this unfortunately scarce and choice Campanula.  Gently and very controllably spreading to make an impressive clump with spires of pure white flowers.  Pairs impeccably with Hosta 'Patriot'.

Price: $12.00
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Campanula persicifolia 'Gawen' Campanula persicifolia 'Gawen'

Gawen Bellflower.  A fine choice for cottage gardens or your basic flower bed, this very hardy perennal will provide a refreshing and cooling display of large cup and saucer double white flowers in early to mid summer.  This is a mat-forming plant so in a few years you will have an enviable stand of flower stems you can cut for dinner parties.

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Campanula punctata 'Nana Alba' Campanula punctata 'Nana Alba'

Campanula punctata conjurs visions of Mongol hordes sweeping across the Tartar plains of what once was your garden.  Granted this is a good spreader but certainly not the 'Cherry Bells' version of Sherman's March on Atlanta.  One third size and spread but full size huge white bell flowers.

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Cardamine californica var. sinuata Cardamine californica var. sinuata 'Humboldt High'

This is a superb little plant we found in the redwoods in northern California.  The leaves are a deep red purple on the underside and the early spring new growth is a richly patterned purple that could easily stand alone without flowers.  The flowers are either pink or light purple depending on your perception of color. ID'd by Cardamine expert Alex Wright.

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Cardamine cordifolia Cardamine cordifolia

Heartleaf Bittercress. A western US and BC native which prefers the proximity of streams, springs or seeps and this one is an Alex Wright collection from Swauk Creek in Kittitas Co., WA.  Loves a rich moist soil where it will form dense colonies with flower stems holding white flowers with a cream eye 18"-36" high.  This was formerly the subspecies lyallii but has been lumped.into the species.

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Cardamine glanduligera Cardamine glanduligera

Lovely species in the group formerly placed in the genus Dentaria referring to their crinkled molar-like rhizomes.  We do enjoy the the color of the purple-pink flowers in early spring but there is a quality of texture and sheen to the leaves that makes us consistently murmur  'I like that plant" whenever we pass by it.

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Cardamine macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy Cardamine macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy'

Collected by Crug Farm of Wales under collection number BSWJ2165a on Singalila Ridge in the northern Indian Himalaya.  We are excited to introduce this to our side of the pond.  Slow spreading perennial with bronze tinted leaves and large showy pink flowers on 2'-3' stems.

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Cardamine pentaphylla Cardamine pentaphyllos

This will slowly make a very rewarding clump in the shade garden with 5-fingered leaves which spawned the species name of pentaphyllos. Good display of dark pink flowers in spring that blends well with many of the Anemone nemorosa varieties and frankly just about everything else in the shade garden. Native to Europe. Quite hardy.

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Cardamine pratensis 'Salzach' Cardamine pratensis 'Salzach'

Try to get past the uncanny steroidal resemblance to the cursed shotweed which infests every bit of cultivated soil in the temperate zones - same genus but much better manners!  Double white flowers like tiny roses from soft pinkish buds.  This sets no seed but roots at the leaf tips.

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Cardamine quinquefolia Cardamine quinquefolia

This is a delight in the spring with it's short stems of 8-12 pinkish-lilac flowers in March.  This will make a spreading groundcover but dies back quickly after flowering so is not a problem and is perfect for planting around Hostas and other later arrivals.  Very hardy and a classic spring ephemeral.

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Cardamine trifolia Cardamine trifolia

A no-fuss restrained yet refined evergreen Cardamine which is nearly faultless.  We haven't found a fault yet but most overachievers are hiding something deep under that charm and industry.  Rest assured, this will never go postal in your garden.  Dark green dense leaves set off  flowers of of purest white in early summer.

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Cardamine waldsteinii Cardamine waldsteinii

One of those spring ephemerals we totally groove on.  This tuberous Toothwort is native to the woodlands of the former Yugoslavia so current geography is from Bosnia through Croatia and into stable Austria.  This will form a little colony but is not annoying in the least and is so delightful with its sizable white flowers in March.

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Cardamine yezoensis Cardamine yezoensis

A plant of muddled taxonomy as the plants under this name from Korea differ in appearance from the Hokkaido populations where even there one finds the discordant lack of consensual taxonomy harshing the zen buzz.  White flowers in early spring on this little woodlander.  A plant favored by the Ainu people for bringing a wasabi-like pungency to salads.

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Cardiocrinum giganteum v. giganteum Cardiocrinum giganteum var. giganteum

Giant Himalayan Lily.  Outrageous Lily family member which can reach 14' high in flower with huge 10" long Easter Lily white flowers flushed purple in the throat.  This combined with an intoxicating fragrance is an event that demands a party with plenty of sparkling wine.  Plant shallow, rich & moist.

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Carex austrocaroliniana Carex austrocaroliniana

Tarheel Sedge.  A collection from Campbell County Tennessee by botanist Aaron Floden of this Southeastern native. Densely tidy clumps of thin evergreen lightly arching blades allows you to check the design element boxes for textural contrast and low maintenance.  An unchecked box can gnaw at you as we all know.

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Cassinia x ozothamnus Cassinia x ozothamnus

This is thought to be an intergeneric hybrid between 2 of New Zealand's shrubby daisies.  This gives a fabulous textural addition to the Mediterranean garden like some happy marriage of heather and rosemary.  Small white flowers cluster at the tops of the stems.  Good drainage, tolerant of some dry.

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Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame' HWJK2172 Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame' HWJK2172

A collection from Nepal deemed distinct by Crug Farm Plants in Wales.  From terminal bud cones in mid to late summer, yellow-orange flowers spout from prominent red bracts.  The foliage is red-tinged underneath and is held on dark stems.  Clumps nicely and the species as a whole is of elegant presentation.  Moist, rich and mulch if winter is cold.

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Cautleya spicata 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103 Cautleya spicata 'Crug Canary' BSWJ2103

Cautleya have proved to be excellent plants for the garden here and one of the best is this Wynn-Jones collection from the Darjeeling area in northern India.  Good red bracts hold yellow flowers in a tropical embrace during August into September in your temperate garden.  Part sun to light shade in rich moist soil.  Mulch in winter in case of arctic annoyance.

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Cautleya spicata 'Robusta' Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

Be forewarned - growing this plant can lead  to an obsessive and unreasoning mania for the hardy Zingiberaceae.   Oh sure you laugh - how can I be entrapped by something I can't even pronounce?  Put it in moist soil that drains and try not to love the orange-yellow torch-like flowers.  Must have.

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Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles' Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'

A very hardy Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit Ceanothus.  If you are going to name something the Glory of Versailles then it had better be good!  A deciduous shrub to 6' or 7' high or more and 5' or so wide with soft powder blue panicles of scented flowers mid summer into fall.   C. americanus and the Mexican C. coeruleus are it's parents.

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Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon' Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon'

An old French hybrid, this is far less twitchy than some others in the genus and of a size far more suited to the home garden.  Sizable semi-deciduous ovate leaves are held on burgundy stems which terminate in fluffy plumes of pink flowers.  The flowers peak in early summer but continue to appear until early fall.  Tolerates more water than most Ceanothus and is hardier.

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Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada' Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada'

Northwest late great plantman Roy Davidson found this growing wild on the shoulders of Mt Fuji in Japan and brought cuttings home.  This Japanese Flowering Quince has deep red flowers which smolder with the same intensity as that long evening of urgent abandon with that Spaniard in Barcelona where anything was fair game again and again and again...........

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Chaenomeles 'California' Chaenomeles x californica 'California'

An older cultivar introduced in 1948 by Walter Clarke of Clarke Nurseries in San Jose who was blazing new trails in breeding Chaenomeles by crossing C. cathayensis and the hybrid x superba.with the resulting crosses called x californica and then he just had to name one 'California'.  This has showy pink and rose-pink flowers.

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Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'

A plant of refinement to be sure.  One that is appreciated and admired by the higher echelons of gardening.  A collector's plant.  Different ways of saying that this is not a flamboyant show-stopper but a tasteful blend of delicate texture and airy soft pink flowers that helps make it all work.

Price: $12.00
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