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Macleania insignis BLM 0628 Macleania insignis BLM 0628

This Central American epiphytic blueberry relative calls the cloud forests home and enjoys cool conditions with no frost.  Brilliant red new growth, tubular soft red flowers with red calyces followed by darkly intriguing fruit.  Will develop a caudiform lignotuber in time.  This is a visual feast and a balm to a mind jaded by the cartel commodification of plants.  Which is ironic considering the vast greenhouse plant factories in Central and South America owned by multinationals which produce mainstream young plants or cuttings for sale in the US.

Price: $20.00
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Magnolia cathcartii NV 065 Magnolia cathcartii/floribunda cf. NV 065

And then there is whether you accept Michelia or Magnolia.  Young plants from a collection at 2200 meters and the species ID was a best-guess from the field.  Evergreen leaves on what were young second-growth trees as all mature specimens had been logged in this area.  Should have white flowers.  Just a few and would not expect a lot of hardiness.

Price: $40.00
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Magnolia foveolata NV 050 Magnolia foveolata NV 050

Extraordinary yellow-flowered evergreen species from northern Vietnam on this collection. The trees in the wild were all small second-growth trees with mature examples nowhere in evidence. That night we slept in a nearby farmer's house with our sleeping bags on wide flooring planks of magnolia wood - mystery solved where the big trees went. Best in a sheltered spot from freezing winds.

Price: $40.00
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Magnolia macrophylla - Winston Co., AL Magnolia macrophylla - Winston Co., AL

Seed-grown from a wild collection in Winston County Alabama of this unrivaled North American tree..  This has the largest simple leaves of any native plant - up to 30" long - and let's add the flowers as well which are 8"-10' wide and rarely to 12".  These fragrant soup bowls are white with rose-purplish bases and followed by showy big cone-like fruits from which red seeds hang by threads.  Seriously.  Rich moist soil sheltered from wind.

Price: $20.00
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Mahonia 'Cabaret' seedlings Mahonia 'Cabaret' seedlings

Open pollinated seedlings from Mahonia 'Cabaret' which shows qualities of its parents, M. nitens and M. gracilipes.  The two-toned flowers are red to orange on the outside and yellow on the inside and held in terminal upright candles from late August into October.  Quite uncommon in the US - we are likely the only ones who have this.

Price: $18.00
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Mahonia duclouxiana x M. japonica Mahonia duclouxiana x M. japonica - Nursery Pick Up Only

A seedling from a cross between two fine Mahonia species done at the Bloedel Reserve and given to us by their Director of Horticulture, Andy Navage.  While we would love to grow these on and evaluate the differences, this would take time, space, money and well, we could go on but would rather deputize you to grow this on and report back.

Price: $25.00
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Mahonia seedlings of ‘Ozzie Johnson’ Mahonia eurybracteata hybrids

A seedling from Mahonia 'Ozzie Johnson' named by Dan Hinkley for his friend who introduced  Mahonia 'Soft Caress'  This has finely narrow and equally soft leaves as 'Soft Caress' and each seedling has its charming set of attributes and each will be uniquely good.

Price: $15.00
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Mahonia gracilipes Mahonia gracilipes

One of the great Mahonia species or Berberis as they are now known.  We saw this growing on Wawushan in Sichuan where it exhibited it's characteristic waxy white underleaf.  Loose sprays of pinky-orange flowers in the fall followed by nice fruit.  Easy and a connoisseurs foliage plant.

Price: $15.00
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Maianthemum bifolium - dwarf form Maianthemum bifolium - dwarf form

Dwarf False Lily of the Valley.  This wee woodlander as a species is native to western Europe and Japan with this tiny-leafed form likely from Japan.  This is sometimes offered under any number of names and we got this one from Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens.  Small white flowers.

Price: $15.00
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Maianthemum fuscum Maianthemum fuscum

If Thomas Hardy had written a book based on this plant, he would have tiltled it "Fusca the Obscure".  Or Poe "Descent into the Plant Maelstrom".  BIO -Botanical Interest Only.  If you buy this we're doing an intervention on you and get you into the Plant 12-Step Program.  You need help.

Price: $15.00
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Maianthemum henryi (as szechuanicum) Maianthemum henryi (previously as szechuanicum)

Pretty cool False Solomon's Seal whose terminal display of small, narrow-tubed yellowish to green flowers carries more interest than might be implied.  This is genetically distinct from the white flowered M. henryi from Yunnan and has a pure, sweeter fragrance than the more cloying white form.  We love them both.  Sometimes seen as the invalid species ginfushanica.

Price: $25.00
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Maianthemum henryi - Yunnan Form Maianthemum henryi - Yunnan Form

Staggeringly good False Solomon Seal from China which owns its corner of our shade garden when it is in bloom.  The very gratifying terminal white flowers are a reward unto themselves but on a big clump like we have, the fragrance from these makes this a multi-sensory experience of the very best sort.

Price: $20.00
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Maianthemum oleraceum - white Maianthemum oleraceum - white

One of the finest False Solomon Seal's around and rarely obtainable. These are spirit-breakingly slow to grow from seed and the time required to grow plants to flowering size which these should be calls into question our business acumen. However, these are of such perfection when mature with stout 24"-30" stems arching gracefully and each bearing a terminal plume of flashy white flowers.

Price: $25.00
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Maianthemum scilloideum BSWJ10407 Maianthemum scilloideum BSWJ10407

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.

Price: $20.00
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Maianthemum sp. (Smilacina) Maianthemum sp. (Smilacina)

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.

Price: $15.00
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Maianthemum tatsienense Maianthemum tatsienense

False Solomon Seal. This Chinese species is one of our favorites in the shade garden and we delight in its ribbed leaves with elegantly understated small violet daubing at the base of each leaflet followed by the precise detail in the small greenish flowers. In the late summer into fall, it has strut-your-stuff full heads of bright orange fruit.

Price: $24.00
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Maianthemum tatsienense Maianthemum tatsienense - Nursery Pick Up Only

False Solomon Seal. This Chinese species is one of our favorites in the shade garden and we delight in its ribbed leaves with elegantly understated small violet daubing at the base of each leaflet followed by the precise detail in the small greenish flowers. In the late summer into fall, it has strut-your-stuff full heads of bright orange fruit.

Price: $28.00
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Meconopsis 'Lingholm' Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis 'Lingholm' - Himalayan Blue Poppy

One of the best of the Blue Poppies and certainly one of the most reliably perennial.  This large flowers of good medium blue.  This appreciates a partly sunny to bright dappled shaded position with good loose organic soil that drains yet doesn't dry out.  A percentage does die after blooming so save seed to be safe!

Price: $16.00
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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet' Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

We've sold this before as the pink form of baileyi but now have the correct name.  These are lovely 4-petaled flowers of a distinctive mauve pink and has proved to be a good perennial form.  While it is in the Poppy family, it hates the sun and dry.  Give this a moist well-drained rich soil in bright shade to morning sun.

Price: $15.00
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Meconopsis wallichii Meconopsis wallichii

A rare offering of this impressive species which will merit pride of place in your garden.  This will make a fine rosette of hairy, divided evergreen leaves for the first 2-3 years after which a stout flowering stem will arise decked out with plenty of crepe-paper purplish flowers.  After this exuberance, the plant expires but leaves you with plenty of seed.

Price: $25.00
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Melianthus major Melianthus major

An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed.  Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek.  Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.

Price: $18.00
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Melianthus major Melianthus major - Nursery Pick Up Only

An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed.  Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek.  Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.

Price: $35.00
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Melianthus major Melianthus major - Nursery Pick Up Only

An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed.  Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek.  Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.

Price: $55.00
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Melianthus major Melianthus major - Nursery Pick Up Only

An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed.  Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek.  Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.

Price: $45.00
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Melianthus major Melianthus major - Nursery Pick Up Only

An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed.  Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek.  Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.

Price: $25.00
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Melica uniflora f. albida Melica uniflora f. albida

At garden cocktail parties where the design elite and the grass cognoscenti compare notes over a cool Negroni perfectly mixed with Punt e Mes vermouth, this is often alluded to as their favorite grass. Thin green supple leaves are imbued with a simple timeless grace and the delicate seed-like white flowers are the perfect contrast.

Price: $12.00
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Meliosma veitchiorum H2MD115 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.

Price: $150.00
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Mertensia maritima (simplicissima) Mertensia maritima

Oyster Leaf.  The leaves are edible and taste - and feel - exactly like raw oysters.  If raw oysters are your thing, this is an OMG veg alternative.  The now closed El Bulli in Catalonia, regarded as one of the greatest restaurants ever, ran with Oyster Leaf innovative ways.  Loved to have tried the leaves striped in golden caviar and splashed with Grey Goose.

Price: $16.00
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Metapanax davidii CGG 14084 ex China Metapanax davidii CGG 14084 ex China

We have seen this species in the wild on multiple occasions and it is variable but all are first-rate foliage plants.  This particular collection is derived from the plant voted best broadleaf evergreen of the trip, excluding Rhododendrons.  Umbels of small creamy flowers give way to small black fruit.  While we can't recall every plant we have seen plant hunting, the memory of this is crystal clear.

Price: $25.00
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Mitchella repens 'Little's Giant Form' Mitchella repens 'Little's Giant Form'

Partridge Berry.  An introduction from Piping Tree Gardens Nursery in Virginia who made numerous selections from the rich local woodland flora.  We can't attest to comparative sizes - too much like junior high locker rooms - but can say that this small-scale evergreen groundcover with small white fragrant flowers does have lovely red fruit.

Price: $15.00
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