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Ajuga 'Loie's Lavender' Ajuga 'Loie's Lavender'

Named by plant guru John Flintoff who found this as an interesting seedling growing in plantswoman Loie Benedict's garden. Light green leaves with a spreading habit and flowers of a soft muted lavender which happily goes with most everything. As long as the soil is reasonably moist, this will be good in sun to light shade and is resistant to deer and rabbits.

Price: $12.00
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Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa' Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'

Here is a little Japanese bulbous plant that will add some late summer glitz to the rock garden or special foreground planting niche.  Not shy about blooming, this will strut its stuff with round purplish flowerheads on 10" stems which sends our friends the Butterflies and Bees into quiet delirium.

Price: $12.00
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Allium thunbergii DJH 272 Allium thunbergii DJH 272

A Dan Hinkley collection from Japan of this fine mid to late summer blooming Allium species.  Good richly colored purple flowers are freely produced on this densely clumping little dude.  Good in containers and great in the rock garden or special little niche.

Price: $12.00
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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Smokey' Amelanchier alnifolia 'Smokey'

Saskatoon Berry.  Selected for flavorful fruit, Smokey doubles as both an edible and an ornamental plus it is a native.  A fine small tree to just 12' or so with spring white flowers, dark raisiny fruit and good fall color.  Sure the deer eat it and of course the birds like the fruit so enjoy the wildlife and go buy a mango.

Price: $18.00
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Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine' Andromeda polifolia 'Kirigamine'

Bog Rosemary. This is a compact selection to just 6" tall and spreading with the gray-green needle-like leaves often taking on a red edge.  The short stems are hung with small pink bells in late spring which are enjoyed by bees.  Related to Rhododendrons and Heather, this likes a moist acidic spot in part sun.  Very hardy to zone 3.

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Aquilegia formosa Aquilegia formosa

Our native Columbine from seed collected on the way up to Mt Townsend in the Olympics.  One of our most endearing natives with pendulous flowers which have reddish petals and spurs backing a soft yellow cup.  This has a grace and charm so lacking in the garden hybrids.  One of the first wildflowers I learned tottering around in the woods.

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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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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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Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata' Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'

Nice striped leaf version of the familiar Lily of the Valley.  This sometimes throws a reversion of solid green leaves but is mainly the cool gold striped foliage.  If the green reversion continues into the next year then a surgical excision with your Hori-Hori is indicated.  Easy and nice.

Price: $15.00
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Convallaria majalis 'Crème De Mint' Convallaria majalis 'Cream da Mint'

Lily of the Valley.  A good selection of this stalwart species with a yellow margin to the leaves and said leaves are larger than average as well.  Typical scented white flowers.  There are numerous spellings of the cultivar name but since this is an American introduction, we can only assume this is correct.  Sad.

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Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall'

A robust selection of Lily of the Valley from Hardwick Hall in England and notable for the creamy margin to the leaves which can extend to some sporadic striping.  Nicely scented white flowers in April.  This is one of the classic and desired selections and always in short supply.  Tough as nails.  Deer resistant.

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Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans' Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans'

This Lily of the Valley gives the impression that it is a double flowered form but instead each bell-shaped flower is joined by as many 6 other flowers giving the impression of that it double. A good grower and excellent scent. Tough as nails. Hardy enough to grow in areas that get so cold you should just move if you want to garden.

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Cornus mas 'Variegata' Cornus mas 'Variegata'

One of our most favored small trees is this princeling of a cornel.  Late winter flowers of yellow filamentous buttons followed by perfectly clean white variegation in the leaves and are further accented when the flowers turn into edible reddish fruits in late summer.

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Dicentra cucullaria Dicentra cucullaria

Classic spring epehemeral of the eastern woodlands with ferny foliage in early spring and white flowers in March.  This will go dormant by late spring and is an excellent little plant to grow on top of later growing shade loving lily species or Arisaemas so that you get double duty out of the same planting spot.

Price: $10.00
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Disporum uniflorum (syn. D. flavens) Disporum uniflorum (syn. D. flavens)

Pendant clusters of yellow bells makes this a refined and classy plant for the shade garden.  Makes nice clumps and effortlessly combines with so many shade-loving plants.  This Korean native is very hardy and a good doer.

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Dryas octopetala Dryas octopetala

Mountain Avens.  Rare Washington State native, this is circumpolar in tundra areas including alpine areas in the Cascades and Rockies.  Good evergreen groundcover with tough textured leaves hugging the ground.  8 petaled white flowers showing it belongs in the rose family are followed by festive plumed seed heads.

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Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Psdowns' Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureum 'Psdowns'

A super xeric introduction by the Plant Select program which is a joint venture by Denver Botanic Garden and Colorado State University trying to find great plants for the Rocky Mountain states.  This takes serious cold, heat and dry. has long lasting yellow flowers fading orange and is deer proof.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King" Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'

This really would benefit from the heraldry of trumpets when it blooms since royalty does enjoy the pomp of lavish circumstance.  But the flowers are such a nice fuchsia purplish pink with a red throat that the trumpets and all the trappings are implied.  And with the same good mottled leaves.

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Galanthus 'Green Tear' Galanthus 'Green Tear'

A surprise gift to us some years back from our friend and Galanthus Guru, Dr. John Grimshaw.  This had apparently just commanded the top price paid for any snowdrop in the UK and needless to say, we remain flabbergasted!  Hard to believe, but this is way less expensive now for this choice rarity.  Just a smidgeon available of this bit of viridescent perfection.

Price: $150.00
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Galanthus elwesii 'Hallelujah' Galanthus 'Hallelujah'

This was a purchase by the Miller Botanic Garden in the late 90's from the RHS store at Wisley and to our knowledge, is not available in this country and very scarce elsewhere.  An early bloomer, in fact, it is flowering now this late December in its pots sitting outside unprotected as we have had a relatively mild winter so far. Huge flowers resembling an elwesii Whittall Group

Price: $125.00
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Galanthus 'John Gray' Galanthus 'John Gray'

A choice Snowdrop with very large single flowers and one of the earliest to bloom.  This was found in the garden of John Gray in England and is a hard one to come by.  Increases moderately well and seems to be a survivor with a good constitution as it is going strong here while more effete selections have dwindled.

Price: $30.00
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Galanthus elwesii 'Comet' Galanthus elwesii 'Comet'

A robust selection of this good garden species.  Large white flowers with a prominent broad and full upside down horseshoe of green on the inners.  The bold gray-green leaves of the species and this is a good increaser on its own without you having to learn how to do bulb chipping.

Price: $25.00
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Gentiana acaulis 'Bielefeld' Gentiana acaulis 'Bielefeld'

Selection out of Germany of this darned fine species.  Evergreen tight mats of small green leaves with impossible azure blue trumpets standing at attention looking very superior and perfect.  Well, it is a German selection after all and this shows a certain adherance to standards which the lesser gentians can only dream about attaining.

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Gentiana acaulis 'Holzmannii' Gentiana acaulis 'Holzmannii'

Evergreen mat-former with very large cobalt blue trumpets spring to early summer.  This might ruin your other blue flowers for you as they will look embarassingly insipid in comparison.   A rich moist soil in full to mostly sun is best.  Despite popular opinion, these are pigs and thrive on a good manure mulch!

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Gentiana acaulis 'Rannoch' Gentiana acaulis 'Rannoch'

A few think is a hybrid or perhaps the closely related G. angustifolia but it makes no difference in the garden however as this is riveting with freely produced large trumpets that scream BLUE!!!!  Really quite impossible to assess this taxon objectively when you are totally gobsmacked by the flowers. A selection we brought home from Scotland.

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Gentiana acaulis 'Sternschnuppe' Gentiana acaulis 'Sternschnuppe'

A fine selection with seasonally variable light blue trumpet flowers which we received from our friend Urs Baltensperger.  Most folks instantly gravitate towards the impossibly dark blue selections and while these are critical to have, consider how much darker they will look with this growing alongside.  Just sayin'.  Evergreen mats in rich soil.

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness' Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'

A white flowered variant of this familiar Geranium whose flowers are backed by a green calyx rather than pink which adds to its overall indispensable lightness of being. The paler than normal green leaves accentuate this and makes this valuable for brightening a somber corner or tempering hotter colors.  Takes dry shade - very tough.

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Hosta 'Canadian Shield' Hosta 'Canadian Shield'

This is maybe the best green leafed Hosta.  That is our opinion and we're sticking with it.  A richly lustrous green with nice ribbing to the leaf surface on a perfectly sized and compact plant.  Sometimes proportion and presentation meet at that sweet spot of perfection and this is such an instance.  Lavender flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Hosta ventricosa H2MD 071 Hosta ventricosa H2MD 071

Our collection of this admittedly plain green-leafed hosta which might be easily be passed over without access to the full story but we feel the lack of variegation and absence of an inspired marketing name is more than offset by the considerable panache attached to a documented collection of wild provenance. Nerd up, yo. Violet flowers.

Price: $16.00
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Lilium x martagon 'Guinea Gold' Lilium x martagon 'Guinea Gold'

BARE ROOT UNTIL 3/1
These are some beauts which we have dug from our growing beds and potted straight away to avoid the dry storage issues associated with imported martagons. Guinea Gold has flowers with yellow-gold faces dotted with orange-pink spots and back sides shaded in pink like your own backside looks when not enough sunscreen was applied.

Price: $20.00
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