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Actaea hybrid (Cimicifuga) Actaea hybrid (Cimicifuga)

Bugbane.  A dusky, dark-leafed plant that appeared as a seedling in our shade garden a few years ago.  We are windy here and which seed from which black-leafed, named form blew in from our sales tables, we cannot say.  We let it be where it landed until it got too large and now it is divisions in pots.  To 4' with late season wands of whitish fragrant flowers.

Price: $18.00
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Actaea pachypoda Actaea pachypoda

Doll's Eyes Baneberry.  Striking woodland plant in fruit - the white puffs of flowers in late spring are ok but the fruit is serious business.  An elongated fruiting spike holds with red stems, round white berries each with a small black pupil.  The common name is immediately obvious and is either clever or creepy depending on how many "Chucky" movies you have watched.  We think it is clever.  All parts poisonous which means deer proof.

Price: $12.00
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Actaea rubra f. neglecta Actaea rubra f. neglecta

A subtle woodlander for most of spring and summer until late summer and fall when it suddenly busts a move and starts strutting its stuff.  Fern-like foliage backs small white puffs of flowers in May which become showy clusters of bright white fruit in late summer & fall.  The white version of our red fruited native.

Price: $15.00
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Actaea rubra f. neglecta Actaea rubra f. neglecta - Nursery Pick Up Only

A subtle woodlander for most of spring and summer until late summer and fall when it suddenly busts a move and starts strutting its stuff.  Fern-like foliage backs small white puffs of flowers in May which become showy clusters of bright white fruit in late summer & fall.  The white version of our red fruited native.

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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: $10.00
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Allium thunbergii f. alba Allium thunbergii f. alba

Excellent little Asian Allium that is very nice with small heads of white flowers. Perfect for the rock garden or does great in regular garden beds as it does appreciate some moisture during the summer. Sun and decent drainage and thrives in one customers garden in Michigan. Tidy and of good disposition and certainly not a garden thug.

Price: $12.00
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Andromeda polifolia 'Chuo Red' Andromeda polifolia 'Chuo Red'

Bog Rosemary.  A lower growing form with bronzy-green leaves but with rose-pink flowers which is a pleasant surprise.  Got an acidic moist spot with a lot of organic matter in soil?  If you do, here you go.  Basically thrives in blueberry culture.  This should be deer proof as it has some nice toxins that will discourage them.

Price: $15.00
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Anemone drummondii var. lithophila Anemone drummondii var. lithophila

Nice little Anemone for the rock garden with white flowers on 4"-10" stems. This grows in the Rockies from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming up though Canada into Alaska where it favors open rocky ridges from 6500' to 10,000' so hardiness is not in question. We grew these from seed given us as var. lithophila, we suspected var. drummondii, but it keys to var. lithophila.

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Aruncus 'Woldemar Meier' Aruncus 'Woldemar Meier'

Goat's Beard.  A selection by German nurseryman Ernst Pagels who introduced several excellent Aruncus cultivars.  This is a fine compact plant just 18"-24" tall with white flowers springing forth from brownish buds.  The finely cut mound of green foliage is a textural dream.  Think German engineering and how those standards get applied to plants.  It;s pretty good.

Price: $18.00
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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.

Price: $12.00
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Caulophyllum thalictroides Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh.  Quiet woodlander from east of the Rockies who plays supporting cast to the stars in the shade garden but its absence would cause these same stars to seem to not shine so brightly.  Herbaceous Barberry family member, glaucous leaves in spring with meh flowers but lovely, blue fruit in fall just when you need them.  Thanks to Charles Kelley for the seed.

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Cephalaria gigantea Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Pincushion Flower.  We saw this used to great effect in numerous cottage gardens in northern England during our coast to coast walk in June-July 2012.  Impressive zone 3 perennial whose open, branched stems can exceed 6' tall and bear creamy yellow flowers.  Perfect for mixing with lower bushy plants.

Price: $15.00
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Convallaria majalis 'Crème De Mint' Convallaria majalis 'Cream da Mint' - Nursery Pick Up Only

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.

Price: $25.00
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Convallaria majalis 'Fernwood's Golden Slippers' Convallaria majalis 'Fernwood's Golden Slippers'

A lovely gold leafed sport of 'Cream da Mint' that Rick Sawyer found in his Fernwood Nursery in Maine. This truly glows particularly in spring when the gold coloration is at its best. The larger than usual white scented flowers are a fine accompaniment. Slower spreading than many selections.

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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.

Price: $12.00
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Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans' Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans'

This Lily of the Valley gives the impression of a double flowered form but, instead each bell-shaped flower is joined by as many as 6 other flowers! 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.

Price: $12.00
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Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea' Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'

Variegated Pagoda Dogwood.  A variegated form of this alternate-leafed dogwood that is quite choice and can be seen in our shade garden.  This lacks the big bracts of our native dogwood but still has true scented creamy flowers arrayed in flattened disks along the tiered branches.  Superb foliage and form and is rock hardy.

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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.

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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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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.

Price: $12.00
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Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake' Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake'

I love white flowers in the shade garden.  The juxtaposition against the dark earth and the interplay and mediation with other colors makes white an excellent choice.  (Don't get me wrong, I'm voting for Obama)  These have pure white flowers with a light chartreuse throat touched faintly in red.

Price: $12.00
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Galanthus 'Bertram Anderson' Galanthus 'Bertram Anderson'

Especially large flowers with good rounded outers and broad inverted 'U' on inners.

Price: $45.00
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Galanthus 'Celia Sawyer' Galanthus 'Celia Sawyer'

Elegant gracilis hybrid that is strongly scented.

Price: $55.00
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Galanthus 'Godfrey Owen' Galanthus 'Godfrey Owen'

Choice with 6 outers and 6 inners.

Price: $65.00
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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 'Merlin' Galanthus 'Merlin'

Wonderfully scented!

Price: $50.00
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