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Pachyphragma macrophyllum Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Kind of a rocking plant in that it really requires nothing from you.  We have it in a drier spot in our shade garden and it just trucks along looking good and putting on nice white flowers for months on end.  Horrible winter weather comes and it doesn't care - just stays evergreen.  We've gotten rather attached to it and you will as well.  One of Beth Chatto's 100 favorites.

Price: $12.00
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Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Dragon' Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Dragon'

A selection from Virginia with leaves more toothed than usual and nicely mottled.  We notice that the flowers are densely bunched in upright pale candles,  This is a much more desirable species than the industrial carpeter P. terminalis and very well behaved.  Do call us if it gets out of hand and we will be right over, spade at the ready!

Price: $18.00
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Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Forest' Pachysandra procumbens 'Little's Pixie Forest'

This is a good species of Pachysandra that is well-mannered and earns a place in collector's shade gardens. We have a number of clones from Piping Tree Gardens and Nursery on the east coast who collected and named a few forms which show some subtle variations with this being one. Candles of white flowers in mid to late spring.  Just a few chunky 1 gallon plants.

Price: $25.00
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Pachysandra terminalis - variegated MD15-91 Pachysandra teminalis MD 15-91

This well-known groundcover hails from a narrow mountain valley in Chongqing we hiked to in the rain along a narrow trail among a rich a variety of trees and large Rhododendron sutchuenense where this lolled about in the understory floor mingling with tiny Hepatica henryi, Asarum, Ophiopogon Calanthe and a curious white-flowered Sanicula.  Evergreen leaves and spreading rhizomes makes a dense carpet.  Familiar species to the point of disdain, this stands above the rabble with its Botanical Roadshow provenance.  At day's end, the scorched potatoes pulled from the coals

Price: $15.00
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Paeonia corsica syn. mascula ssp. russoi Paeonia corsica (syn. mascula ssp. russoi)

One of the finest of the species Peonies, this Mediterranean goody is among the first to bloom in spring.  Fabulous new growth and very showy single pink flowers.  If you want scent, get a hybrid.  If you want class, here you go.  This is a stunning and very good plant.  Good well drained soil.

Price: $30.00
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Paeonia delavayi Paeonia delavayi

A woody species peony we first saw in Yunnan in 1997 growing in the open woodland surrounding the alluvial plain of the Ganghoba valley with Dipelta, Rodgersia and Arisaema.  This will get 4'-6' tall with nicely dissected foliage and the small but intense flowers on these young, seed-grown plants will likely be red although orange is possible as we have both and bees will be bees.

Price: $20.00
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Paeonia mairei Paeonia mairei

Steve Hootman, curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, often pats himself on the back for collecting this exceptional species in China and each spring as our plants flower, we murmur attaboys and give him virtual high fives.  Loves some shade, great foliage and spring pink flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Paeonia veitchii Paeonia veitchii

This Chinese woodland Peony is one of the few species blooming and thriving in full shade although part sun suits it as well.  Nicely dissected ferny foliage and slightly nodding single pink flowers 2-3 per stem makes this distinctively beautiful.  Decent drainage.  Easy.

Price: $20.00
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Parahebe catarractae 'Delight' Parahebe catarractae 'Delight'

Ok, this is delightful!  A small evergreen subshrub which has these shiny little leaves on mahogany stems with sprays of lavender-blue with a distinctive magenta ring enclosing a white eye.  This happily flowers from June until frost and shearing off the spent flowers encourages continued bloom. This makes a 10"x24" billow of foliage and flower in sun to part sun.

Price: $15.00
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Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis

One of the stars in our shade garden is this Chinese Trillium relative.  These are seedlings from our garden plants which are marvels of vegetative increase.  The 3 bulbs we planted have increased to over 50 stems with elegant flowers and showy orange fruit.  Hope the kids learned something.

Price: $20.00
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Paris thibetica DJHC 828 Paris thibetica DJHC 828

A Hinkley collection of this very collectible Trillium relative from China.  The 7-12 narrow leaves are arranged like spokes on a wheel and have short deep purple petioles.  The flowers are the typical Paris expression of atypical nonconformity with lots of green and spidery filaments.  We have not keyed this yet to verify the name but it is quite rhizomatous and is not of the widespread polyphylla clan.  Divisions.

Price: $35.00
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Penstemon 'Cotton Candy' Penstemon 'Cotton Candy'

Sweet hybrid between two of the best Washington natives, Penstemon rupicola and P. barrettiae.  This is growing in our rock garden where it excels in poor, well-drained, sandy soil in full sun with minimal water.  Nice evergreen leaves and big sugar pink flowers in summer.  Ours came from the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon 'Midnight' Penstemon 'Midnight'

A time-tested durable perennial for the garden which boasts deep purple flowers thatt continue into fall if dead-headed.  If you can't be bothered to dead-head, then you will just have to content yourself with 2 months of outrageous color in early summer on a plant which will get to 3' by 3'.

Price: $12.00
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Penstemon barrettiae Penstemon barrettiae

Let's talk drought tolerance. This is one step up from cactus. We always marvel at this growing out of cracks in sheer basalt cliffs on the dry Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge and looking oh so good despite the most rigorous of conditions. Great for the rock garden. Good drainage.  Purple-pink flowers on this evergreen subshrub.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon cardinalis  var. regalis Penstemon cardinalis var. regalis

A wild collection from 4450' in Eddy County New Mexico. With stems to 3', the tubular red flowers rank one side of the stem looking very refined. An unspoken secret of the very refined is their dense scruff of golden, decidedly pubic hairs just inside the throat. These catch and transfer pollen while keeping the flower's naughty bits hot, steamy and ready.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon pinifolius 'Sunset Glow' Penstemon pinifolius 'Sunset Glow'

A Plant Select release out of Colorado, this is a vigorous and floriferous selection of the species getting 12"-18" tall and wider. This has myriad tubular, orange flowers that are hummingbird crack which flower for many weeks in summer to early fall. Low water needs, don't kill it with the kindness of rich compost. Another positive is that deer - ours anyway - don't like Penstemon.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon rupicola Penstemon rupicola - Gifford Pinchot form

Seed-grown from a collection in the Indian Heaven area of Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the southern Cascade Mts of Washington.  Surely one of our favorite Penstemon, this has glaucous, rounded leaves on creeping mats with pink flowers that just lovely.  This requires a rock garden, trough or crevice garden as it needs a lean and gritty, mineral soil with excellent drainage.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon species - Mexico Penstemon species - Mexico

A collection from the hills above Oaxaca by plantsman Chen Hao. A smaller upright shrubby species with very fine textured thin leaves and spires of small tubular pink flowers custom made for hummingbirds and other nectar feeders with enviably long tongues.  This is evocative of P. kunthii except for the flower color which is paler. Something to key out this summer with chips, guac and several cold Negro Modelo.

Price: $16.00
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Penstemon whippleanus Penstemon whippleanus

Whipple's Penstemon.  Broadly distributed on both sides of the Rockies down the US, this should be more widely available.  Most commonly with clustered down-turned trumpets of a rich burgundy to purple, different population can also be white or lavender.  Very pleasing in all of its forms, this is a good garden plant taking more moisture than a lot of the rock garden Penstemons.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon x mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple' Penstemon x mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple'

A plant that has proved its worth over the years performing beautifully at the Denver Botanic Garden handling not only summer heat but winter cold. A hybrid which gets to just 18" tall or a tad more with lots of rich purple flowers for nearly 2 months in early summer. Thanks to Ian of Desert Northwest for turning us on to this goodie.

Price: $15.00
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Penstemon x mexicali 'Windwalker' Penstemon x mexicali 'Windwalker'

Nice smaller hybrid between Mexican and American species which combines good vigor with sun and low water needs and a floral jewel box of garnet colored flowers in summer.  Everyone wants to lay out the banquet table for hummingbirds and this should have them coming back for seconds.  Good in the rock garden.

Price: $15.00
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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow' Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'

Fun new selection of Persicaria with softly golden foliage which is a great backdrop for the 18"-24" flower stems bearing spikes of flowers the same color as the Pope's new ruby slippers.  Easy and very hardy and thriving in a good moisture retentive soil.

Price: $18.00
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Persicaria emodi MD97 Persicaria emodi MD97

Our collection from 1997 of this little non-aggressive groundcover Persicaria we previously offered as P. vaccinifolia. Thin tapers of red flowers and good flame colored foliage in fall. We found this growing on top of a massive mossy boulder near a small stream as it flowed from a narrow canyon in the cliffs of the Cangshan at 10,000'.

Price: $15.00
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Petrophytum caespitosum Petrophytum caespitosum

Grown from seed we collected from plants growing on a sheer rock face in Colorado.  This population is known for its color variations from the usual whitish theme and our young plants have yet to flower so we are twitchy with anticipation.  We first saw this species growing among the ancient Bristlecone Pines in the White Mts - that day was magic!  Grows in rock cracks/crevices or stony open ground in dry situations.  Evergreen mat-former.

Price: $15.00
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Philadelphus madrensis Philadelphus madrensis

This plant smells so good in flower that it should be illegal or barring that, taxable.  This could help with budget shortfalls because it is frankly addictive.  One sniff and the response is "Ooh!  Do you have this for sale?"  Southwest native remarkable hardy with grape koolaid fragrant white  flowers in masses.

Price: $12.00
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Phlebodium aureum - Peckerwood Form Phlebodium aureum - Peckerwood Form

A hardier form of this species than is currently found in the trade, this is one of the many notable wild collections at the former Peckerwood Garden, now the John Fairey Garden.  Awesome blue-green foliage to 3' with hairy surface rhizomes.  This will work as a houseplant but if you can grow it outside, why not?  Grow in airy well-drained soil and mulch in cold winters.

Price: $25.00
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Phlomis purpurea Phlomis purpurea

Pink flowers in whorls on stems to 4'-5' with soft gray-green leaves. Blooms for months. We have ours planted in our never-watered Arctostaphylos bed where it can go three months between rains with no ill effect. This is one tough Spaniard!  This regrows each spring vigorously from the base so a late season whacking back to a foot or so is good.  Dry, deer proof, bilingual.

Price: $15.00
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Piptanthus sp. aff. tomentosus Piptanthus nepalensis var. tomentosus MD97

Our collection from Yunnan of this cream of the crop Piptanthus.  Imagine our excitement seeing just 3 plants growing in a rubble outflow at the base of a steep hill after hours of walking across the valley of the Gang Ho Ba.  Great silken foliage and yellow Pea flowers.

Price: $15.00
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Pittosporum daphniphylloides var. daphniphylloides DJHT 99111 Pittosporum daphniphylloides var. daphniphylloides DJHT 99111

A Hinkley collection from Taiwan of this surprisingly tough broad-leafed evergreen shrub.  We have planted it out in full exposure here in our heinous windy maritime steppe and it survives far better than it should having taken 10F.  We should really be brought up on charges.  We can imagine if being glorious in a more sheltered position where it can grow 10'-15' tall with rounded clusters of fragrant small yellow flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Pittosporum sp. H2MD 062 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.

Price: $18.00
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