Ophiopogon sp. aff umbraticola H2MD063
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Keying Ophiopogon requires a keener taxonomic mind than we possess plus a bottle of sippin' whiskey within easy reach as it is a frustrating endeavor. This is a little gem forming loose open tussocks of fine bladed grassy green leaves which provides excellent viewing of the comparatively large brilliant blue fruit.
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Viburnum aff. atrocyaneum H2MD 069
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. We have gotten rather picky about collecting Viburnum as there are some that simply don't cut the mustard ornamentally but this one caused not even momentary hesitation. Glossy evergreen leaves with constellations of small gleaming blue fruit in the fall made an altogether dashing presentation.
Hesperantha coccinea 'Beyond the Pale'
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Introduction. A seedling selection named and introduced by us in recognition of the large flowers which when compared to other clones in terms of size, is not only beyond the pale ones but all others as well. Flowers of the palest pink as if infused by a gloaming Icelandic sky.
Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Awesome Sweet William selected by John Grimshaw from seedlings at Monksilver Nursery and is notable for the foliage which turns maroon-black providing the perfect foil for the velvety maroon clustered flowers which smells of chocolate in warm weather - damn! Cut back after flowering for another go around. John personally gave us a piece from his garden so we have a fond attachment.
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Pittosporum sp. H2MD 062
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Unidentified species of a seriously good Asian Pittosporum. This was an attention-grabber being essentially a small 15' tree with large - for a Pittosporum - evergreen leaves. What really stopped us was the large green seed capsules like small figs. These split open when mature to reveal showy orange seeds. Young seed-grown plants.
Oreocharis argyreia CGG 14143
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Sweet little gesneriad (African Violet family) from our collection in Asia in an area not botanized by westerners. This was common in soil pockets on rock faces where it formed rosettes of evergreen leaves with scapes (flower stems) to 10" tall. Up to 9 tubular light purple flowers on each reddish stem.
Schefflera sp. NV 023
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. A bold plant of 12' forming part of the species-dense broad-leaf forest margins on the incredibly steep slopes of a mountain previously not visited by westerners to our knowledge. It was a long day's climb which ended in the dark with rain and wind on a bare ridge hoping the tent didn't blow away with us in it. Fortunately, after 20+ miles and 5800' feet elevation gain, sleep came easy! Broad leaves with up to 14 leaflets held on petioles touched in red. Cream flowers and black fruit on dendritic panicles. Proceeds from this goes to the FRBC.
Skimmia aff. multinervia NV 058
Our collection of what we presume to be this species although given the distribution from Nepal into China and Vietnam, we wouldn't be shocked to see this species broken into varieties or subspecies. If it is this species, give it some room as it can hit 40' tall as a venerable old-growth specimen but expect much less in the garden. Upright evergreen with pale butter-white flowers and blue-black fruit.
Rohdea aurantiaca MD97-099 (syn. Tupistra)
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Collected as Tupistra in 1997 in the Cangshan above Dali at 10,000'. This was in a slump of debris on the road from the cliff above and located just past the 1981 SBEC collection of Rhododendron edgeworthii which was recognizable from expedition photos as the same plant growing on top of the same massive boulder.
Stewartia pteropetiolata NV 053
This is exciting even as a young seedling with new growth colored in reddish tones and besides, what is not to like about any Stewartia? The leaf petioles on this species have an upper slight wing to them hence the species name. A small tree which can get to 35' in the wild. Small white flowers in late spring show its relation to Camellias. A sheltered spot is best.
Meliosma sp. NV 036
As yet, an unidentified species of this ornamental genus. This evergreen shrub to small tree possesses interesting ovate-lanceolate leaves with a distinctive acuminate drip tip. In other words, the leaves are long and narrow but rounding in the middle like some of us do and have a skinny pointy end. Likely white flowers and black fruit. A rarity no doubt and all the more so from this wild collection.
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Pyrrosia aff. lingua MD10-37
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Our collection from Asia of this evergreen fern we might refer to as Pyrrosia lingua but given the number of Pyrrosia recognized currently in Asia, we are allowing that we might be Clueless in Port Townsend as to the species! This formed an impressive colony on the duff overlaying a partly shaded large rock slab. Vigorous!
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Lepisorus sp. MD 12-21
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. This is an interesting fern of which we have just a few nice divisions. This grows as an epiphyte on tree trunks which is typical for the genus and was found at the high point in the mountain range so should have some hardiness. The distinctive large rounded paired sori on the backs of the leaves also fit the genus.
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Crinodendron hookerianum 'Ada Hoffmann'
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Chilean Lantern Flower. We are stoked to offer this uncommon light pink flowered variant and we could not be happier to get this out and about. Narrow evergreen leaves on a large shrub that is vertical in aspect displaying the blush pink lantern flowers to full effect. Best in a sheltered spot and thrives in mild PNW gardens.
Meliosma veitchiorum H2MD115
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Impressive tree that left us gobsmacked when we saw this solitary and statuesque 50' tree in the wild. Broadly columnar with well-spaced branches forming a stout framework for the pinnate leaves. Big plumes of small white flowers segue to marble-sized black fruit and then it just piles it on with orange fall color. Extremely rare plant of which we have just a few.