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Ichtyoselmis (syn. Dicentra) macrantha Ichtyoselmis (syn. Dicentra) macrantha

Chinese Bleeding Heart.  This is a departure from the ferny foliaged Dicentras we are used to by sporting broad leaflets looking more Astilbe than Dicentra.  Another departure is the cream to soft yellow flowers.  Vigorous in moist rich soil, this makes an impressive patch quickly.

Price: $15.00
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Ichtyoselmis (syn. Dicentra) macrantha Ichtyoselmis (syn. Dicentra) macrantha - Nursery Pick Up Only

Chinese Bleeding Heart.  This is a departure from the ferny foliaged Dicentras we are used to by sporting broad leaflets looking more Astilbe than Dicentra.  Another departure is the cream to soft yellow flowers.  Vigorous in moist rich soil, this makes an impressive patch quickly.

Price: $16.00
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Ilex aquifolium 'Ferox Argentea' Ilex aquifolium 'Ferox Argentea'

This unique holly, sometimes called the SIlver Hedgehog holly, is a "Great Plant Pick".  It features a beautiful creamy band around the each leaf.   New shoots are an attractive purple, contrasting the older foliage.  It's a full size holly, but can be kept smaller with pruning.  Easy to grow.  A male, so it won't spread into the wild.

Price: $15.00
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Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver' Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver' AGM

Extraordinary selection that does not have a feature less than perfect.  Distinctly spaced white teeth march along the wide silver-white margin which surrounds the green center of the leaf.  The dark purplish stems seem to make the white whiter and the green greener.  A compact variety, this will get to 6'-8' in 10 years or so.  This is a female clone so if you want the copious display of red berries, you will need one of those useless males.

Price: $25.00
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Ilex pedunculosa Ilex pedunculosa

Seed-grown, unsexed plants of this very cold hardy zone 5 evergreen Holly from Japan and China.  These are too young to flower so we can't say if you are getting male or female and both are needed for fruit.  The red fruit is held on long stems or peduncles and gives the effect of bunches of small cherries.

Price: $16.00
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Illicium merrillianum HWJ 1015 Illicium merrillianum HWJ1015

Hinkley collection of this ornamental Asian relative of the Star Anise.  A fine evergreen shrub which will thrive in the milder gardens such as the sheltered woodland at Heronswood or the more benign gardens that rim Puget Sound as well as those benefiting from the urban heat sink of Seattle.  Vivid pink flowers in late spring. Zone 8b.

Price: $16.00
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Illicium sp. cf. macranthum - ex Dali Best Form Illicium sp. cf. macranthum - ex Dali Best Form

Young plants grown from seed we received from one of England's preeminent collectors of woody plants.  The best form selected from a collection near Dali in Yunnan.  We are told that it has larger flowers and better leaves than Illicium simonsii grown in the same garden.  White flowers with a great scent.  They will thrive in zone 9 and hopefully into zone 8b.

Price: $18.00
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Impatiens briartii Impatiens briartii

We got this perennial African species from Mr. Impatiens, Derick Pittman. Nice pink flowers on numerous stems to 3'. He says it has shown unexpected hardiness to zone 8 but we have not yet trialed it outside, but when we do, we will mulch the heck out of it.  To be safe, overwinter a chunk in a cool greenhouse or garage in the fall.

Price: $12.00
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Impatiens flanaganae Impatiens flanaganae

An uncommon tuberous species from South Africa where it is rare in the wild and getting rarer from human pressure.  This Dahlia hardy here in the Northwest so can be left in the ground if the drainage is good and you are kind enough to mulch it in the winter.  Big leaves, reddish stems and pink flowers with a long spur.

Price: $15.00
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Impatiens oxyanthera 'Milo' Impatiens oxyanthera 'Milo'

An introduction of this hardy zone 7 rhizomatous  species by Bjornar Olsen from Sichuan.  Small flowers generously produced are a nice taupe infused with the palest pink blush and further accentuated by vivid pink specks and lines on the exterior.  The yellow and orange throat carries these same specks and lines.

Price: $12.00
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Impatiens rothii Impatiens rothii - Nursery Pick Up Only

We got seed of this interesting tuberous African species from John Grimshaw via Jim Fox.  John has done a lot of botanical field work in Africa and not surprising that he grows this in his own garden.  As hardy as I. tinctoria, this is a bit smaller with salmon flowers in late summer.  Overwinters here, good drainage.

Price: $30.00
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Impatiens tinctoria Impatiens tinctoria

An awesome - and I don't use this word lightly - hardy Impatiens from Africa.  John Grimshaw in the UK speaks highly of this species.  To 6' tall in morning sun or light shade with awesome (there i go again) 3" wide flat-faced white flowers with a red throat.  Gorgeous.  Perennial big tuberous roots.  Not a seeding thug.

Price: $15.00
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Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Japanese Blood Grass.  One of the finest of all ornamental grasses.  This selection is slow growing and doesn't seed about unlike the straight species.  Fabulous red foliage win sun slowly making dense clumps.  Goes dormant in winter and just a few simple snips and fall cleanup is done.

Price: $15.00
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Incarvillea forrestii KGB 43 Incarvillea forrestii KGB 43

Every spring I say 'O-mi-gawd!  How does that little thing do that?"  Flowers completely over the top and a celebration of extravagant copious excess which would lead one to think this is the All-American plant but in reality is from the Kunming-Gothenburg Expedition NW Yunnan China 1993.

Price: $12.00
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Incarvillea olgae Incarvillea olgae

Grown from seed given to us by xeric, steppe and rock garden guru, Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver Botanic Garden.  Brilliant plantsman who, if you gave him an hour lead time, would be conversant in aquatic plants native to Lake Malawi and the nearby Great Rift Valley.  This Central Asian species grows natively on rocky, sandy slopes and in the garden, is quite drought tolerant.  Thrives in Denver, this will get 3'-4'+ with pink flowers in summer.

Price: $15.00
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Indigofera heterantha Indigofera heterantha

Fabulous Award of Garden Merit shrub that has lovely pinnate Pea-like foliage and scads of luscious pink Pea flowers for several weeks from early to mid-summer.  Quite pest free and wanting only good sun and drainage.  A little light pruning for shape once a year and you are set to enjoy.

Price: $12.00
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Inula hookeri Inula hookeri

First introduced to cultivation by Joseph Hooker, one of the preeminent botanists of the 19th century and buddies with Charles Darwin. Our fern and rhododendron greenhouse is named for him. This is a strong growing, fine-petaled yellow daisy whose flowers emerge from fuzzy buds so intricate they might befit some beautiful undersea reef creature.

Price: $15.00
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Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant' Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

We have long affection for all the forms of the dwarf Iris cristata which is an east coast native and with Powder Blue Giant our affections sometimes manifest themselves in PDA's such as stroking the large medium blue flowers and oohing.  Deciduous carpeter.  A real sweety.

Price: $12.00
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Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD15-98 Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD1598

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.

Price: $15.00
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Iris gracilipes 'Buko Form' Iris gracilipes 'Buko Form'

Primo little collector's Iris with charming white flowers - smaller than the more frequently encountered 'Alba' - over dense mounds of fine-bladed foliage. It's graceful appearance hides a tough core and an implacable perseverance that has kept it in our collection for over two decades.   A Japanese deciduous species preferring light shade or part sun.  This is a good one.

Price: $25.00
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Iris henryi - Clone #1 Iris henryi - Clone #1

Very rare collectible and delectable Iris from China introduced by Darrell Probst.  This Iris is seldom available and is one of the stars in our shade garden.  This particular clone has slightly larger flowers that are white without any blue shading.  Makes an evergreen fine grassy mound.  Best i light shade or part sun.  Slow growing and totally rules when mature.

Price: $25.00
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Iris henryi - Clone #2 Iris henryi - Clone #2

This clone of this fabulous Iris introduced by Darrell Probst is one of our favorite plants of all time.  Very fine grassy foliage making a large lax dense mound that is festooned with small white jewels of flowers.  It won't happen overnight but give this a few years and you will have some serious bragging rights.  Not that we ever concern ourselves with things like that.............

Price: $20.00
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Iris hookeri Iris hookeri

Found growing along coastal Maine and up the eastern Canadian seaboard,
this was known as the dwarf form of I. setosa but is now regarded as a
distinct species.  Favoring moist places but adapting very well to
average garden conditions, this is best described in the most rigorous
of botanical terms as "Cute".  Very hardy.

Price: $12.00
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Iris PCH 'Broadleigh Rose' Iris PCH 'Broadleigh Rose'

The nerve of the English making Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris selections!  But we 'll let it go this time because this is a winner.  Falls the color of antique rose with nice venation and yellow thumbprint with subtle falls of the aged pink so often found in grandma;s house.  Vigorous and sturdy evergreen.

Price: $15.00
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Iris PCH 'Endless' Iris PCH 'Endless'

This Pacific Coast hybrid Iris from a 1985 Ghio introduction has indeed provided endless enjoyment since its release. Eye-catching without stridency, the three broad falls have a rich dark berry thumbprint at their base transitioning to a good rose color at fall's end.  The prominent upright style crest on each fall is a light rose while the smaller sepals separate the richly colored falls with the color of old bone shot with red veins.

Price: $15.00
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Iris sibirica 'Devil's Dream' Iris sibirica 'Devil's Dream'

Rich purple flowers of a color more suited to the dreams of the Pope than the Devil unless of course the Devil is dreaming of someday wearing those rich purple robes of the Pope in which case it is appropriately named.  Just speculation.  Great color anyway.

Price: $12.00
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Iris unguicularis Iris unguicularis

Algerian Iris.  Nothing like this evergreen Mediterranean prize.  This blooms depending on the weather as early as November but generally the main flowering is in February with short-stemmed good-sized light lavender blue flowers.  We cut the leaves back to 6" in Nov to best see the flowers.  Newly potted strong divisions.

Price: $15.00
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