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Acanthus sennii Acanthus sennii

Plant Addict Alert!  If you have problems coping with uncontrollable acquisition, step away from this plant.  Take a few minutes, walk through the garden and if you are still besotted, know that it is ok because this is totally cool!  Crazy Ethiopian species for a hot sunny spot with red flowers late summer into fall.

Price: $16.00
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Acer oblongum (syn. albopurpurascens) Acer oblongum (syn. albopurpurascens)

A collection of this evergreen species from Taiwan by Adam Black who is the Director of Peckerwood Gardens in Texas.  This Taiwan form was known as A. albopurpurascens but recently has been lumped into Acer oblongum.   We have not yet trialed this outside here but Crug Farm in Wales who grows this suggests a sheltered site protected from freezing winds.  We think it is a candidate for mild gardens here and may go deciduous.

Price: $20.00
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Adenocarpus decorticans Adenocarpus decorticans

Silver Broom.  Uncommon xeric shrub endemic to the Sierra Nevada Mts of Spain.  This member of the Fabaceae family is fab indeed with pale flaking bark, silver-green needle-like leaves and sprays of soft yellow flowers.  Pretty awesome and locally grown to perfection at the Heg and Barca gardens on Whidbey Island.

Price: $18.00
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Afrocarpus falcatus UCSC 95-340 Afrocarpus falcatus UCSC 95-340

Outeniqua Yellowwood Or African Fern Pine.  An interesting conifer in the Podocarpus family from southern Africa which has made impressive trees with bushy, rounded crowns in California.  We want this to grow here and it will in very mild gardens until we have that one week of winter which keeps us from being San Francisco.  Things are changing though so consider strategic positioning for the future.

Price: $20.00
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Agapanthus 'Twister' PP25,519 Agapanthus 'Twister' PP25,519

A cracking bicolored Lily of the Nile out of a breeding program in South Africa where this one seedling out of hundreds exhibited excellent white flowers with a blue base.  These are held in 6"-8" umbels on stems to nearly 4' tall!  Maybe the best thing is that is deciduous and hardy going to zone 7b with a good mulch.

Price: $12.00
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Agapetes smithiana APA 022 - Red Calyx Form Agapetes smithiana APA 022 - Red Calyx Form

This epiphytic Vaccinium relative - indeed some have merged the two genera - is a stunner. Growing on trees in the cloud forests of the Himalaya, this forms woody lignotubers from which arise the branches clad in evergreen leaves which hold the narrow pendant yellow flowers in late winter and spring. This is an especially good form with red calyces. Tolerant of light frost and needs very good drainage.  Our overwintering hummingbirds love this in our greenhouse.

Price: $15.00
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Alniphyllum sp. NV 034 Alniphyllum sp. NV 034

Rarely offered seed-grown collection of this Asian tree in the Styrax family. This family which includes many genera of great ornamental merit and botanical interest and this genus nicely incorporates both characteristics. Seldom seen in cultivation which always lights up the geek radar and clusters of small white flowers sometimes tinged pink in bud.

Price: $30.00
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Aloe 'Johnson's  Hybrid' Aloe 'Johnson's Hybrid'

One of the hardiest of the Aloes, this will withstand short drops into the upper teens but will appreciate shelter against a sunny wall under an eave where it will produce orange flowers for months on end. Well worth trying for some succulent exotica or just fine in a container where it can be brought inside for the winter.  Has done well in outside with careful siting in mild PNW gardens.

Price: $18.00
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Alstroemeria pelegrina Alstroemeria pelegrina

Awesome species endemic to coastal Chile and has excellent foliage coupled with exotic butterfly flowers of varying shades of pink doodled in pencil lines and all surrounding a soft yellow eye.  Bummer it is not hardy but rock on that it is winter dormant and easily overwintered inside.  Quite drought tolerant when dormant.

Price: $15.00
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Aquilegia eximia Aquilegia eximia

Pretty fantastic species which garners lots of buzz when in flower at the Bellevue Botanic Garden.  Intriguingly gorgeous scarlet-ornage flowers lack the cup which has morphed into the most regal crown of glorious spurs.  The rocket plume of downward stamens sre punctuated flight.  Can get 5' tall - oooooooohhhh!

Price: $12.00
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Asarum caudigerellum Asarum caudigerellum

Great foliage on this Wild Ginger from China which keys most closely to the species caudigerellum. A mist of white spray droplets on the leaves is especially vivid on the young foliage making this very desirable.  Small tan to soft red flowers are a welcome addition. We have seen nice clumps of presumably this species in Vietnam looking fabulous on the forest floor among the bright buff trunks of Camellia trees.

Price: $25.00
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Aucuba omeiensis DJHC 763 Aucuba omeiensis DJHC 763

A collection by Hinkley from Emeishan in Sichuan which some have placed in Aucuba chinensis var. chinensis but generally omeiensis is accepted.  Very distinctive with broad pale green leaves on a vigorous tree-like shrub which can hit 20'-30' at which point one can debate whether this is a tree or a shrub.  This is cutting-grown from a male clone and appreciates a shaded setting.  If you have been needing a conversation piece Aucuba............

Price: $30.00
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Begonia sp. - Vietnam Begonia sp. - Vietnam

Shayne Chandler's collection from Vietnam of this assuredly tender but most enchanting Begonia. Long stems gloriously hirsute in red hairs hold broadly rounded palmate leaves whose upper surface is studded with carefully spaced green hairs and the underside veins bristle darkly. Pendulous white flowers are small but wow with calyces bearded thickly in Viking red. We easily overwinter this in a cool greenhouse.

Price: $20.00
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Begonia sp. DM 16014 Begonia sp. DM 16014

A Hinkley collection of this rhizomatous Begonia from 9500' in the far eastern Himalaya. Attractive foliage with red hues and veins underleaf and we presume, pink flowers. Hardiness is unknown but we would mulch it well in zone 8 gardens. Ideally, overwinter frost-free until large enough to divide off a piece for trial outside in your garden. This would be a trial lamb.

Price: $16.00
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Brassaiopsis hispida cf. Brassaiopsis hispida cf.

A rare grand foliage plant from lower elevation in the eastern Sino-Himalaya.  Allied to Schefflera, this differs in its armor of spiny prickles and whose terminal inflorescense produces black fruit.  We offer this with some trepidation in fear of sparking a feeding frenzy among the Araliaceae collectors who are a particular subset of plant nerds that walk the knife edge of obsession that separates reason from Poe's " A Descent into a Maelstrom".  Before you knee-jerk and click add to cart, take your meds and wait an hour.  Of course this may well be sold out by then..........  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the mission of Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.

Price: $100.00
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Callicarpa rubella Callicarpa rubella

This Beauty Berry is from the extensive Callicarpa collection at Stephen F. Austin Arboretum in Texas which they graciously shared with us.  Softly hairy leaves somewhat dark tinged and the usual flamboyant display of purplish fruit in late summer and fall.  Good heat tolerant species.

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Callistemon sp.  'Red Giant' Callistemon sp. 'Red Giant'

A goody from Ian Barclay, this bottlebrush incorporates the showy attributes of the big, flashy red flowers of the tender species into a big shrub that is pretty darned hardy for a lot of our milder PNW gardens. This handles our short dips to the mid teens and perhaps a little colder with age and careful siting. Give it some room - this gets 10x10' or more. Way cool.

Price: $15.00
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Cyrtomium macrophyllum cf. MD 12-21 Cyrtomium macrophyllum cf. MD 12-21

Our collection from a previously unbotanized remnant old-growrth forest in China.  It was like walking in a mountain valley in Appalachia with massive Beech, Chestnuts, Hornbeams, Magnolias and Rhododendrons all hundreds of years old.  Just writing this - it is like we're there.  Good evergreen fern - guessing on species.

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Disporopsis luzoniensis BSWJ 3891 Disporopsis luzoniensis BSWJ 3891

A collection from the mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines by the folks at Crug Farm.  This has the same evergreen nature as the other species with arching Solomon Seal-esque stems to 16", narrow elliptic leaves, white flowers and purplish fruit.  This is a good grower for mild gardens, rare of course.

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Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa

Rubber Rabbitbush.  Drought tolerant shrub of the arid sagebrush steppe and plains.  So named for the felty leaves and flexible twigs.  This is in the aster family and in late summer and fall will fairly cover itself in small yellow flowers which may not be the best smelling as indicated  by the name but damn its nice!

Price: $18.00
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Eurya cf. leptophylla MWT 14-704 Eurya cf. leptophylla MWT 14-704

A small evergreen shrub in everyone's favorite family, the Pentaphylacaceae.  This was collected in Taiwan by Mark Weathington of the famed Raulston Arboretum and is a rarity in cultivation.  Best suited for mild gardens, this will have very small white flowers along the stems under the leaves followed by small black fruit. Best planted in a raised position to better view the flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Eurya japonica 'Sea Brocade' Eurya japonica 'Sea Brocade'

Luscious variegated selection out of Japan of this small evergreen shrub.  The leaves are heavily frothed and patterned in creamy whites which can take on some pink depending on the season and exposure.  No two leaves are alike on this new wave plant canvas.  Small white flowers under the branches.

Price: $18.00
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Ficus vaccinioides Ficus vaccinioides

Sweet little evergreen groundcover from southern Taiwan where it grows at low to mid elevation in littoral thickets. Then there is the virtual thickets....  Small rounded leaves and yes, there are very small figs but it would take a lot to make figgy pudding. Zone 8 hardy and grows at the Zone 7 Raulston Arboretum in a sheltered spot where it is deciduous in cold winters. Tolerant of shade.

Price: $15.00
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Fuchsia campos-portoi (UCBG Clone) Fuchsia campos-portoi - UCBG clone

A cold-tolerant species from Brazil that was discovered in 1934.  This not-so-common species gives the effect of a smaller Fuchsia magellanica with the small deep pink and purple flowers but on a smaller scale.  In our cooler climate, this will get to 3' or so while in warmer, longer season zones, perhaps to 5'.  Once well established, this will spread gently via rhizomes but easy to keep in bounds and perfect for sharing, furthering your propagation reputation.

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Fuchsia juntasensis Fuchsia juntasensis

This is not a Fuchsia to which one can remain indifferent. A tender species from South America, this is a winter-bloomer with long, thin flowers appearing at leaf fall and then adorning the 3'-5' bare stems. The distinctly softly lavender-pink flowers lack an inner corolla presenting a very pleasing minimalist design aesthetic and the large orange fruit which follow are an unexpectedly discordant delight.

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Holboellia cf. chapaensis FMWJ 13171 Holboellia cf. chapaensis FMWJ 13171

New introduction from Lao Cai, Phansi Pu, Vietnam at 2100 meters.  Little is known about this climbing species in regards to how it does in the garden.  This a vigorus and interesting evergreen vine with scented flowers and large almost sausage-like fruit which make a nice trail snack if the locals haven't scarfed them up.

Price: $18.00
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Huodendron tibeticum Huodendron tibeticum

Simply elegant broadleaf evergreen tree with a delightfully smooth bark that exfoliates in thin sheets to reveal the invitingly supple and softly mocha trunks like the limbs of a lover on the moonlit beach of a tropical assignation which sadly occurs only in your Daquiri-fueled dreams. Small white flowers in spring.

Price: $18.00
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Hydrangea kwangsiensis FMWJ 13187 Hydrangea kwangsiensis FMWJ 13187

Species recently introduced from Vietnam and hardiness not known but warmer zone 8 and above is safe.  Well worth taking a chance on as the lacecap flowers have that little sumpin' sumpin' that made this the staff favorite here.  White sterile flowers surround fertile florets of pink to indigo depending on pH and clonal differences.

Price: $30.00
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Impatiens cathcartii Impatiens cathcartii - Yellow

A perennial species with yellow flowers on a low, spreading plant to 18" tall.  This comes from the cooler northern Indian mountains whose mild climate was enjoyed by the British in their hill stations.  When in flower during a warm summer day, this pairs beautifully with either a cold Pimm's Cup cocktail or a Mango Lassi.  First bit of frost will take it down but we suspect that with a overwintering blanket of snuggly mulch, this should be rhizome hardy to mid Zone 8.  Thanks Derick Pittman!

Price: $16.00
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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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