Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Fall 2021

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Callistemon sieberi river bottlebrush
Yet another very hardy bottlebrush, this from southeastern Australia, found growing along creek beds and tolerant of both wet and dry conditions. This fountain-like shrub with fine-textured, narrow leaves can be pruned to maintain a dense structure or allowed to grow to its expected height of 6 ft or so. This form has tight chartreuse, 'bottlebrush" flowers in spring, often repeated in summer. Best in sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to upper USDA zone 7.
Myrtaceae $15 4in

Callistemon viridiflorus

Callistemon viridiflorusmountain bottlebrush
Small and compact evergreen bottlebrush, to 5 ft tall x 6 ft wide, this from cuttings of a specimen in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Arching branches carry small, glossy leaves and, in mid summer, soft, greenish yellow, "bottlebrush" flowers. Best in a hot, sunny position, well-drained with occasional summer water. Easily frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, and very likely into zone 7 in optimum conditions.
Myrtaceae $15 3D

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Calycanthus occidentalis - Josephine Co. Oregon western spice bush
This represents the northern-most distribution of a lovely Oregon native deciduous shrub with the only other species residing in Florida and Asia. Growing along seasonally dry creeks, these plants can reach 6-8' height with equal spread. Deep red flowers in spring then, with this strain, throughout summer smelling of a rich red wine, sadly more like Elmer's glue with the afternoon heat... can't win them all! Attractive seed pods and lemon yellow fall color. Sun or shade, any drainage, dry in summer USDA zone 7
$15 3D

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Camassia leichtlinii large camas
One of the most beautiful native bulbs of the Willamette and Umpqua valleys, very deep blue flowered. Plant in winter wet areas that dry out for the summer. Think a bakey summer spot without sprinklers or garden hoses...Parking strip? Grows to 2 feet or so in height and flowers in April and May. Frost hardy to well below 0F, into USDA zone 6. Very easy, colony -forming native wildflower for the garden border.
Liliaceae $12 3D

Camellia japonica 'Unryu'

Camellia japonica 'Unryu'contorted japanese camellia
Stems twist and turn on this medium-sized Camellia, to 6 ft tall creating an interesting shape in the garden. "Unryu" means "dragon in the clouds" suggesting the twisting of a dragon as it climbs to the sky. Spring flowers are red-pink and single. Evergreen foliage is glossy in part to full shade with summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6.
Theaceae $18 4D

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Camellia sasanqua 'Lil Rose'

Theaceae $16 4in

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Camellia sinensis 'Blushing Maiden' blushing maiden tea camellia
A pink flowered, dark foliaged form of true tea camellia, sometimes found as C. sinensis 'Rosea'. And, yes, tea can be made from the leaf tips. This Chinese selection is daintier than the species with spicy-scented, pink flowers appearing in autumn to brighten those fall cleanup days. To 4 ft tall, eventually 5 ft x 4 ft wide. A handsome shrub for part shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
Theaceae $15 4in

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Cardamine trifolia trifoliate bittercress
One of our favorite small-scale groundcovers, first given to us by Jane Platt. To only about 4" in height by 18" wide, the evergreen, fine textured leaves support (winter through spring) delicate white flowers. Slowly spreading, in the light woodland or in container. Excellent for holding soil. Does not re-seed, we promise. Cold hardy to USDA Zone 6, if not colder.
Brassicaceae $12 4in

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Carex flagellifera var. Red red tussock
When only the true touch of bronze will do... Wispy reflective, 18" foliage on this ever brown New Zealand sedge clumping to about 2 feet wide. Full to part sun, but retains reddish color best in full sun. Regular summer water. Clumping. Best when planted together in mass. USDA zone 6.
Cyperaceae $12 3D

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Carex lambertiana
Shiny bright green leaves and a vigorous clumping habit make this evergreen sedge a great addition to pair with other moisture loving plants. 2 x 2' an a little larger, sun to shade in moist soil, tolerant of even periodic standing water, so perfect near a pond edge or water feature. Lovely mixed with bold textures like Phormium or large-leaved Mahonia. Cold hardy 5 to 10F. USDA zone 7b
Cyperaceae $12 2D

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Carex pansa dune sedge
Often seen under the name "dune sedge" this native of the immediate west coast of North America spreads via short rhizomes eventually creating a carpet of lustrous green leaves. It'll withstand long periods of summer drought. excellent for container, tussock forming ground cover, or an exceedingly rough-and-tumble lawn substitute with low water. USDA zone 7, even 6, but may not remain as winter green. Sun or Shade.
Poaceae $12 2D

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'palm sedge
Tony Avent describes these as tiny variegated palm trees, but you might get the picture. This evergreen, variegated sedge is best on a moist site and out of the blasty sun. To 12-15" high with mini-papryus-like foliage. Handsome in the woodland garden and stunning in a container. From Japan and frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Cyperaceae $14 4in

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Carex secta makura grass
A large distinctive evergreen grass as it builds a trunk of dead roots which can raise the living tussock to 3 ft above ground giving the whole plant a height of 5 feet. Leaves are bright green with attractive bronze tones and 24" long, deeply grooved and strongly keeled. Will grow in wet ground as in its native habitat in New Zealand. Blooms mid spring thru midsummer. Sun to part shade, cold hardy to USDA zone 7.
Cyperaceae $12 2D

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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'
Fresh off the ship, this Terra Nova introduction from the days of yore proves a cheerful garden component, with warm yellow stripes on dark green thickly textured leaves. Deciduous, admires shade and even moisture. USDA zone 4. Very good container specimen. Don't forget where it is and put a shovel through it when dormancy strikes!
Cyperaceae $12 4D

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Cassinia fulvida

Asteraceae $16 4in

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Casuarina glauca gray she-oak
A most attractive Australian "she-oak,” this from seed collected at some elevation. A medium tree, to 30 ft or more, with wispy, blue foliage, the "leaves" expressed as tiny scales on small, multi-branched stems and providing wispy blue foliage. Full sun is best for blueness. Very drought tolerant but accepts summer water as well. Evergreen in USDA zone 8 and up; surprisingly perennial in zone 7. Impressive. Very good container subject. Somewhat invasive in Florida and Hawaii.
Casuarinaceae $14 3D

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Ceanothus gloriosus 'Mendo Matic'

Rhamnaceae $16 4in

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Ceanothus gloriosus [3-4" larger leaves]

Rhamnaceae $14 2D

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Oregon Missed'
A chance seedling in the Cistus Nursery garden. Arising from a cross between a Paul Bonine/Greg Sheperd introduction, 'Oregon Mist', and the old selection 'Victoria', possessing full rounded leaves and rather dense growth of Victoria, but the quick upright form of 'Oregon Mist'. The seedling was noticed at the base of our original Oregon Mist specimen after it's untimely death at the age of over 10 years, at nearly 20' in height. Excellent screening plant, with dry position, where horizontal space is precious. Pleasing light blue flowers, early to midspring, sometimes repeated. USDA zone 7.
Rhamnaceae $15 2D

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Mary Fleming' japanese plum yew

Cephalotaxaceae $18 2D

Cercis occidentalis

Cercis occidentaliscalifornia or western redbud
Lovely small tree or large shrub from the Southwest, to 10-15 ft tall x 12 ft wide, with rounded leathery leaves, green above and paler green below. Deciduous, they produce wonderful autumn colors in yellows and reds. Pea-like red-pink flowers appear along the limbs in spring before the leaves appear. Full sun to part shade with little summer water once established. Cold hardy in USDA zone 5-9.
Cercidiphyllaceae $14 3D

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Cercocarpus intricatus desert mahogany
Dense form of the desert mahogany from the mountains of the southwest -- northwest Mexico into the Great Basin. Dense shrubs, eventually to 10 ft or so of tufted, deep-green, rice-grain sized leaves angled to show the pale undersides. Small spring flowers give way to clematis-like seed heads. Most attractive when backlit. Sun and well-drained soil. Good drought tolerance. USDA zone 5. Can be pruned into the most delicate, small evergreen tree for desert climates.
Rosaceae $16 2D

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Cheilanthes wootonii SBH 9555.1 Beaded Lipfern
Another fabulous, evergreen, Southwest dryland fern. This, our collection, from about 6000 ft in the Pinaleno Mts. of SE Arizona, forms mats about 6" in height and spreading to several feet across. Its finely dissected, deep green fronds, massed tightly, create a wonderful bright light to shade groundcover. Especially useful under shrubs or between specimen succulents. Prefers some summer water for best growth. Hardy to USDA zone 6.
Pteridaceae $16 4in

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Chiastophyllum oppositifolia
Unusual sedum relative, a hardy succulent for the shady, woodland garden! Evergreen, with cream-edged, scalloped leaves on small, mounding plants. In May and June chains of light yellow flowers dangle from 8inch upright stems. Likes rich, well-drained soil with occasional summer moisture. Good in containers as well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
$15 3D

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Chionochloa flavescens broad-leaved sow tussock grass
Lovely and graceful New Zealand grass, arching with summer flowers in pale tassels that stand out against the finely textured, bright green leaves. Forms clumps to 30" tall x 40" wide in sun and well-drained soil. Best with regular water in sun to part shade where soil is well-drained. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Poaceae $9 4in

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Chionochloa rubra red tussock grass
Lovely, dense tussock grass from New Zealand, to 3-5 ft tall, with long, lax leaves and an over all reddish cast making a fine textured presence. Best in sun with adequate summer water, but tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Remains evergreen in winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Poaceae $012 2D

Chlorophytum 'Gold Nugget'

Chlorophytum 'Gold Nugget'gold nugget spider plant
From the Drakensburgs of eastern South Africa and shared with us by plantsman Gary Hammer, this is essentially a dwarf, variegated, ground-covery spider plant -- with no macramé hangers needed. (Does anyone remember macramé?) Has been a wonderful addition to container plantings for us with its 6", light cream and green striped leaves and has been hardy in the ground, frosting back only when temperatures drop to 20F, USDA zone 9, though we would recommend a mulch with such temperatures. Even summer moisture; bright light to fairly deep shade. Decent drainage best.
Asparagaceae $9 3D

Choisya 'Goldstone'

Choisya 'Goldstone'mexican mock orange
A Cistus introduction with the stoutness of C. mexicana and the fine feathery leaves of Choisya arizonica, the new leaves and stems emerging golden green and slowly aging to a handsome forest green. Evergreen, to 2.5-3 ft tall with a mounding habit. Nickel-sized, sweetly fragrant, white flowers appear in spring and then again periodically until late fall. Best in dappled shade to full sun in decently drained soil and at least occasional summer water where dry. An excellent container plant. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Rutaceae $14 3D

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'mexican orange
Golden foliaged Mexican orange contrasts nicely with its green leaved parent. Evergreen shrub, to 3-5 ft tall and wide, with shiny, dense, aromatic foliage and citrus-scented white flowers in spring, occasionally in summer with a second flush in autumn. Full sun to morning sun in hottest climates and regular garden water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 8.
Rutaceae $14 2D

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Chrystanthemum 'Cottage Apricot'

Asteraceae $9 3D

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Chusquea gigantica [standard]

Poaceae $16 3D

Cistus 'Little Gem'

Cistus 'Little Gem'rockrose
A small rockrose, one of Eric Sammons hybrids, with narrow green foliage on reddish stems and, best of all, spring flowers of pure white. Very striking. To 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Happy in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established but accepts occasional summer water. Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Cistaceae $14 4in

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Cistus laurifolius laurel-leaved rockrose
The laurel-leaved rock rose, found naturally in southwestern Europe has lovely, leathery leaves, dark green above, and gray to brown and furry beneath. A handsome, evergreen shrub, to 5 ft tall and wide. Spring flowers have overlapping petals of white, suffused with yellow at base and dark yellow stamens. More frost hardy that some Cistus, to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Cistaceae $12 2D

Clematis x cartmanii 'Joe'

Clematis x cartmanii 'Joe'
Tough evergreen clematis, spectacularly floriferous with white, cup-shaped flowers that nearly hide the foliage in early spring. This cross between New Zealand species C. marmoraria and C. paniculata is a non-climber, to 5-6 ft tall, happy spilling its fern-like, cut foliage over walls or containers or tied upright to display the gorgeous flowers. Full sun with good drainage, regular summer water, and protection to keep the roots cool. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Ranunculaceae $15 2D

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Clivia miniata
Patio or container plant with huge umbels of bright orange flowers. These are seedlings from a superior flowering form and may take two years to flower. Evergreen leaves. Will take shade. Tender.
Amaryllidaceae $28 4D

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Coniogramme emeiensis
This evergreen leathery fern native to western China makes a great addition to the woodland garden and also does well as a house plant. To about 18" tall and spreading 2' wide, graceful dissected fronds add bold texture planted with finer woodland dwellers like Oxalis or maiden hair fern. Evenly moist well drained soil(not saturated) in bright indirect light. USDA zone 7.
Pteridaceae $18 4D

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Coniogramme gracilis Japanese Bamboo Fern
A useful, narrow-leaved fern that deserves more attention. Unlike its cousin, Coniogramme japonica, this fern (recently elevated to species level) remains smaller and tighter in formation, reaching about 3' in width and 15-18" in height. Truthfully, it doesn't look much like a fern but closer to a dwarf bamboo. Excellent for hillsides and thicket plantings beneath high-canopied trees where rich, moist soil is guaranteed. Part sun to light shade best. Hardy to USDA zone 7.
$16 4D

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Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'
Very cool pinstriped lily-of-the-valley that grows to 9" tall in colonies. One of the most useful groundcovers for shade, this one adds a distinctive contrast to the green of shade gardens by its delicate, variegated appearance. Spreads easily but will need to be divided over time to maintain flowering. Plant in a woodsy soil in filtered sun or deep shade, underneath trees or among other woodland plants, such as ferns and crinums. USDA zone 3-8.
$11 4in

Coprosma 'Cutie'

Coprosma 'Cutie'australian mirror bush
Newish release from New Zealand with small, particularly glossy, deep green leaves edged in black and marked with browns, all turning dark bronze in cooler weather. Perhaps more handsome than cute, but still rather small, to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide, perfect for a protected spot in a small garden. Where temperatures regularly fall below 20F, best in a protected spot in full to part sun and well-drained soil with regular garden water. Reliably frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9, possibly 8b in perfect conditions.
Rubiaceae $11 3D

Coprosma 'Fire Burst'

Coprosma 'Fire Burst'
Another exciting Coprosma variation, this time with green, cream, pink, and purple variegated foliage that turns fire red in fall. Height and width to 3-4 ft. Excellent in containers or used as a low hedge where the glossy foliage really shines and brightens the duller greens. Full sun to partial shade. Likes well-drained soil. Prune periodically to maintain flushed appearance. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8b.
Rubiaceae $11 2D

Coprosma 'Kiwi Gold'

Coprosma 'Kiwi Gold'
Yet another coprosma new to these parts, this diminutive form grows to only a couple of feet and mounds or weeps beautifully in the small garden or in containers. The 1/4" leaves are a spring-green streaked and edged lemon-yellow and seem to maintain their bright colors year-round. Good plant for the rock garden. Sun to part shade with even moisture. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8.
Rubiaceae $14 2D

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Coprosma acerosa ssp. brunnea opal berry
Tangled, sprawling, ever-brown shrub from New Zealand, forming springy, weed-supressing shrub to 3 ft tall and wide - one of those New Zealand plants that looks dead but isn't. A striking shrub with the best color in full sun where soil is lean and the best growth in well-drained soil with occasional summer water. Insignificant flower are followed by brilliant blue berries, nice with the brownish foliage. Expand your color palette! Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8. (Also known as Coprosma brunnea and C. acerosa.)
Rubiaceae $14 3D

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Coprosma rugosa - Beaumont Station

Rubiaceae $12 2D

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Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
Dazzling foliage on this new introduction from New Zealand. Reaches tree-like size of 15 to 20 ft along the OR and CA coasts, though below 15ºF it might freeze to the ground and resprout vigorously from the base. Great container plant for inside or out. Even summer moisture and bright light for best color. USDA zone 8. Will make you look 10 years younger.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $018 2D

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Cornus wilsoniana [JCRA George Guthrie]

Cornaceae $12 2D

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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'
New from New Zealand where a genus with only 4 species has produced amazing forms and colors, this dazzling shrub, to about 6 ft tall x 4 ft wide, has chocolate-maroon leaves with silvery undersides on silvery stems. Small, yellow flowers lead to fruit that is a light purple aging to nearly maroon. Sun or part shade in hottest climates with even summer moisture. A good small-scale background plant or pot specimen planted with contrasting colors. Frost hardy to the upper end of zone 8.
Argophyllaceae $16 3D

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Corokia x virgata 'Orangerie'
A Cistus introduction. Though we would like to say this lovely plant is a result of years of careful hybridization under tightly controlled circumstances, we actually found it growing on the floor of one of the greenhouses as a tiny seedling. This grows as other C. x virgata forms, to a 6-8 ft shrub, but with a more upright form and butter-yellow-aging-copper-orange leaves with reflective, nearly white, undersides. In the garden, some summer water, the foliage showing warm yellow in light shade to deeper orange in sun. Very good container specimen. Great when planted with burgundies or other dark foliage plants. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Argophyllaceae $14 3D

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Corokia x virgata 'Phantom'

Argophyllaceae $14 2D

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Corokia x virgata 'Sunsplash' variegated wire netting bush
The foliage is green splashed with yellow and very cheerful on this evergreen, 6-8 ft, dogwood relation from New Zealand. Spring flowers are tiny and yellow -- also cheerful. Best in full sun or afternoon shade with regular summer water. Makes a bright screen or garden accent. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8 with leanish soil and a chance to harden off in early autumn or in an especially protected spot. Also does well in pots with indoor winter protection.
Argophyllaceae $14 2D

Corokia x virgata 'Sunsprite'

Corokia x virgata 'Sunsprite'
A Cistus introduction, this is one of two all-yellow seedlings that have occurred in our nursery -- we wish we could say through great effort and hybridization, but no....we just found it in the pathway. For an all-golden plant it is quite vigorous with nearly black stems and sunny yellow leaves that, with bright light, turn a bit orange bronze at the base. Cheery yellow flowers in spring with reddish fruit late in the season if another Corokia happens to be nearby. Might protect from the harshest light in hot summer areas. Wonderful sculptural garden or container plant especially when paired with silver or tangerine colors. Bottom of USDA zone 8 with leanish soil.
Argophyllaceae $16 2D

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Cortaderia richardii [Austroderia] toetoe grass
One of the most attractive of the large grasses, these New Zealand natives form clumps, to over 6 ft tall, of arching, sharp-edged green leaves topped in summer with nodding plumes of creamy white flowers that last well into winter on stalks to 12 ft. Handsome in the background or as a specimen plant in the garden. Tolerates wind, pollution and, it is said, deer as well. Sun to part shade. A bit drought tolerant but prefers moist soils. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, possibly 7.
Poaceae $16 2D

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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Orange winter berries feed the birds while this small, evergreen shrub provides texture in the garden, the tiny leaves, dark gray-green with lighter undersides, on upright stems that arch with age. To 4 ft tall and spreading to 4-5 ft wide, but easily trimmed to any size. Pinkish-white flowers appear in early summer. Good as a small hedge or ground cover in sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepts summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Rosaceae $12 2D

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Cotoneaster rhytidophyllus

Rosaceae $12 4in

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Cupressus gigantea - silver select
From seed shared with us by the UCSC arboretum this beautiful form of a rare Himalayan giant grows to some 30 to 50', eventually reaching much greater size. Deep rooted, durable, this should make a fine garden or street tree where space is allowed, if given some summer water, especially in youth. USDA Zone 7.
Cupressaceae $14 4D

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Cupressus macnabiana 13301

Cupressaceae $16 3D

Cyclamen hederifolium - silver shades

Cyclamen hederifolium - silver shades
Our seedlings of these fall flowering beauties, taken from isolated plants of entirely silver-leaved forms. The same warm pink flowers appear early, at the end of August, and often continue into October and November giving way to way to sheets of silver leaves. Wonderful when interplanted with black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscarpus’Nigrescens’). Easy in USDA zone 6 or above in open areas of light shade and little disturbance. Has been grown successfully as low as zone 4 with culms mulched or planted a bit deep.
Primulaceae $11 4in

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Cyclamen hederifolium [mix from John Weagle]

Primulaceae $11 4in

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Cymbidium ensifolium 'Green Top'

Orchidaceae $24 4in

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Cymbidium floribundum golden edged orchid
Rusty brown/green with white lip. Spring /summer blooming. Shade. Cold hardy to USDA zone 9.
Orchidaceae $22 4D

Cymbidium sinense - Yucca Do Clone

Cymbidium sinense - Yucca Do Clone
Native from Queensland, Australia to Japan, a slowly spreading perennial, to 12-18" tall, with green, strappy leaves from a pseudo bulb. Yellow and green flowers often have a maroonish blush at the base and always the intense fragrance of lemons in late winter to mid spring, occasionally in autumn. This vigorous garden clone shared with us years ago by the great Yucca Do Nursery. For damp but well-drained light shade. Frost hardy to brief periods in upper USDA zone 7. However, we recommend protection during long periods below 15 to 20 F, mid to upper zone 8. Superb pot plant to bring indoors while in flower.
Orchidaceae $22 4D

Cypella coelestis

Cypella coelestisgoblet flower
Semi-evergreen, iris relative, with fabulous, 3-petalled blue flowers with yellow markings from July to September. A clumping plant, to 2-3 ft tall, with blue-green leaves in a fan shape. These are native to Argentina and like full sun and rich well-drained soil. Accepting of some summer drought but better with occasional deep watering. Frost hardy to 5F, upper USDA zone 7. Once known as Tigridia coelestis & Phalocallis coelestis
Iridaceae $9 4in

Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus

Cyrtanthus brachyscyphusdobo lily
Orange-red, bell-shaped flowers rise above grass-like foliage for a long season in spring and summer. This South African bulb, a tender amaryllis relation, was shared with us by Nevin Smith of Watsonville. Foliage is semi-evergreen in mid USDA zone 9. Best in bright shade with well-drained soil and average summer water. A great container plant for the patio or in a plunge bed where it can be put away for the hard winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4D

Cyrtanthus breviflorus - bright yellow

Cyrtanthus breviflorus - bright yellow
A robust form from the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa, collected by plantsman Panayoti Kelaidis, with strap-like leaves emerging in spring followed by yellow trumpets that first look a bit like daffodils. Best in bright conditions and well-drained but summer-damp soil. Frost hardy to at least 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7. Have proven hardy in the ground in Colorada. Stunning pot specimen.
Amaryllidaceae $14 2D

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Cyrtanthus sanguineus
One of the boldest and brightest of this South African genus, but wouldn't you know, not the hardiest. Gray-green leaves from 12-18", with spikes of warm orange flowers to over 2" in length, at any time, but particularly late summer and autumn. Fairly rapidly clumping to 18" or more, has been evergreen for us most years in the garden, but temperatures in the low to mid-20's will "deciduify" it quickly, and we consider it hardy to only a bit below, 20F. Superb in containers. Bright light and occasional summer monsoons for best performance. USDA zone 9.
Amaryllidaceae $14 4D

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Cyrtanthus sanguineus - large flowered form Fire lily

Amaryllidaceae $14 4D

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Cyrtomium fortunei japanese holly fern
Leaves are dark green on this Japanese species, to 2 ft tall, forming 2-3 ft wide clumps of substantial dull green evergreen fronds. Handsome in part to full shade planted in rich, well-drained soil that is watered regularly in summer. Mulch to maintain consistent moisture. A beautiful addition to the woodland garden Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6. A fine and frost hardy container specimen.
Dryopteridaceae $018 4D

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Danae racemosa poet's laurel
Out of the Middle East comes a slow-to-propagate and hard-to-find evergreen shrub for the shade garden. Handsome AND drought tolerant, this 3 ft shrub has arching stems with waxy green leaves once used to crown athelets and poets. A nobel history as well! White summer flowers are not showy but produce large red-ornage berries that last through autumn and winter. Part shade to shade with water to establish. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
Marattiaceae $18 2D

Daphne x transatlantica 'Alba Everblooming'

Daphne x transatlantica 'Alba Everblooming'everblooming daphne
This white flowered form of the nearly everblooming daphne is easy and satisfying to grow. Dusky blue leaves are evergreen, a fine background for the intensely fragrant flowers blooming in all but the coldest months. Yellow fruit that turns red adds extra color. Easy in full to part sun with regular summer water. 3ft tall and 4-5ft wide though easily kept smaller. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Thymelaeaceae $16 2D

Dasylirion leiophyllum

Dasylirion leiophyllum

Asparagaceae $10 4in

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Davallia trichomanoides squirrel's foot fern
A fern just as cute as its name, fine glossy foliage springs from the top of creeping rhizomes covered in petable tawny fur. Mature foliage can be up to about a foot tall and can spread to form 2 ft wide colonies in time. An epiphyte, they are great in small containers hanging or mounted where the fuzzy feet can cascade down. An easy attractive houseplant, it likes good drainage and to dry out a bit between waterings (do not overwater) for bright indirect light. USDA zone 9.
Davalliaceae $16 4in

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Delosperma 'Lesotho Pink'
An introduction from High Country Gardens, showing excellent vigor and cold hardiness, 1" by 18" mats of dense glossy green foliage supports nearly quarter-sized cheery pink flowers in mid-spring and sporadically throughout summer. Excellent for troughs, pots, and well-drained border edges. Though it does make a satisfactory crunch, avoid walking on them. USDA zone 5.
Aizoaceae $9 4in

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Delosperma 'Pizzink Dizzle-Izzle'
A Cistus introduction from our own ice-king, Tim Hanis. This 3-4" tall, 14-16" wide, densely-clumping little ice plant with olive-green leaves that supports very cheery, purple-pink flowers over a very long season, from early spring to late autumn in mild climates, somewhat shorter in cold. Particularly dizzling when viewed spilling over walls or out of containers, but also useful as as a small-scale groundcover in any well-drained soil with bright light. Responds well to summer watering, though dry in late season to increase hardiness. Zone 5, at least.
Aizoaceae $010 4in

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Delosperma napiforme

Aizoaceae $8 4in

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Dendrobium kingianum - cl. 2 Rock Orchid
Epiphytic orchid that handles cool temperatures and extended drought like a charm. A tough and variable species from E. Australia with flowers from white-pink to magenta-red and leaves from spring-green to winter-purple. Withstands temperatures down into the 20s F and sunny droughts for months at a time -- Mediterranean coastal climate stuff. Outstanding container plant. Beginners (probably) won't kill it, greenthumbs will make it thrive.
Orchidaceae $16 3D

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Dendrobium kingianum [cerise]

Orchidaceae $16 4in

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Dianella intermedia 'Marcia's Giant' new zealand blue berry
Fabulous plants with upright, flax-like green leaves, to 3-4 ft tall in this form. Plants are handsome, airy panicles of white to lilac flowers are nice, but the fruit is fabulous, rich, metallic blue berries on thin stems, seeming to float above the plants until fall. This selection from the Berkeley garden of Marcia Donahue is a very consistent fruit former. For half sun with even moisture. Excels in a container. Expect frost damage at 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Liliaceae $16 4D

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Dianella tasmanica 'Ellen Smart'
From friend and superb gardener Ellen Smart, grown in her Ridgefield WA garden for decades, this Australian native forms spreading clumps of strappy green leaves 2 to 3' tall by a similar width in a about 5 years. With clusters of small nodding flowers robbins-egg blue with yellow stamens, but wait there's more! Cobalt blue fruit forms on long stalks held near the top of the leaves in summer and autumn for much added interest. Has remained evergreen to 10 degrees or so. For 3/4 sun to dappled shade USDA zone 7b/8a How about that?
Asphodelaceae $14 4D

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Dichelostemma congestum fork toothed ookow
One of our most ubiquitous and beautiful interior western Oregon and California native bulbs -- related to Brodiaea pulchella but flowering later, often as late as May and June -- found in varied habitats from open grasslands to cliffs. Fully spreading colonies of chive-like leaves emerging in winter and deepest blue flowers bunched closely together that nod in the lightest breeze. One of the most garden tolerant of our native borodias. Full sun to light shade, prefer little if any summer water. USDA zone 6.
Asparagaceae $9 2D

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maiacalifornia firecracker plant
Clusters of green-tipped, dark red flowers in early summer on 18-24” long stems brighten any garden. Grassy foliage sprouts in late winter and goes dormant just as late spring flowers are opening. This West Coast native hybrid prefers sun to part shade and dry summers, accepting moisture only when actively growing. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Asparagaceae $12 3D

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Dierama x 'Tomato Red'

IRidaceae $14 2D

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Disporopsis pernyi
Another of the increasingly abundant evergreen Solomon seals from southern China, this 1 ft tall - or a little more -- dark green leaved perennial spreads slowly to clumps of 3-4 ft and produces green tipped chartreuse to cream flowers in mid spring. Similar in habit to A. fuscopicta but with much narrower leaflets. Prefers summer moisture and capable of growing in amazingly dark places. Frost hardy and evergreen to USDA zone 7; colder with protection.
Liliaceae $14 4in

Disporopsis sp. - The Giantthe giant solomon's seal
Rhizomatous, evergreen, larger-growing selection of solomon seal with large, pale green leaves and small creamy white, downward-facing, bell-shaped flowers May to June. Height to 24-30". Light shade to shade. Prefers moist soils. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
Liliaceae $14 4D

Disporum cantoniense 'Shina-No-Buki'

Disporum cantoniense 'Shina-No-Buki'fairy bells
We thought we had a wonderful form of evergreen fairy bells ‘til plantsman Ted Stephens shared this lovely creature with its branching stems and leaves centered light gold. Having arrived here from Japan only a couple of years ago, ours has been a “doer” in our shade garden and has led to the retiring of other variegated clones. Gorgeous underplanted with black mondo grass. Dappled sun is best with even summer moisture. Stems that look tattered in spring can be easily cut to the ground. Evergreen to the mid teens F and root hardy in USDA zone 7, possibly into zone 6.
Liliaceae $22 4in

Dorycnium hirsutum

Dorycnium hirsutum
This grey-leaved, pea shrub is a workhorse in the garden. The leaves gleam in the sun; the flowers, pink and white, are subtle and attractive; and the red seeds in star-shaped pods provide a long season of interest. To 3 ft tall x 2.5 ft. wide in full to part sun, they need lean, well-drained soil and little supplemental summer water once established. Easy. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Fabaceae $12 2D

Dryopteris pseudofilix-mas

Dryopteris pseudofilix-masmexican male fern
Handsome, vase-shaped fern found in Mexico's high, alpine forests, in clumps to 4 ft tall and wide that produce sturdy, upright fronds throughout the growing season, an unusual habit in this genus. Prefers a sheltered location in part to full shade, and rich, hummusy soil with consistent moisture for best appearance. Cutting back old fronds in late winter allows for a fresh new appearance in spring. Evergreen in warmer zones and frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Dryopteridaceae $11 4D

Dyckia 'Red Devil'

Dyckia 'Red Devil'red-leafed dyckia
This, one of the most colorful Dyckia in our collection and a probable hybrid between D. platyphylla and D. leptostachya, grows to 10-15" high and 18" or so wide in reasonable time with elegantly spined rosettes of deep olive green, burnished intense red, more so with more light. Spring and summer flowers are of burnt orange atop 2 ft stalks. One surprise is the reported frost hardiness, with some testimonials to 8F though we'd be a bit skittish there; we're more confident in the mid teens briefly, mid USDA zone 8, probably colder if dry. Fine container plant, a bit slow growing and offsetting so will remain within bounds for some time.
Bromeliaceae $16 4D

Dyckia choristaminea

Dyckia choristaminea
Terrestrial bromeliad with succulent, spidery leaves mottled deep purple and forming rosettes to only about 4”. Flowers are produced in summertime clusters of orangey yellow. Offsets quickly after flowering. Full sun for best color. We find it best as a pot specimen though would make a good wall or rock garden plant where temperatures seldom drop to 18F, upper USDA zone 8.
Bromeliaceae $15 4in

Echeveria 'Black Prince'

Echeveria 'Black Prince'
Lovely and attractive succulent, the small rosettes, to 3" wide, having chocolatey, triangular leaves with the sharp tips edged in yellow. Leaves emerge green and darken with age, a nice contrast to the red flowers on short stalks that appear in late fall to early winter. Best in full sun to light shade for good color. Well-drained soil suits with occasional summer water for plants in the ground, a bit more for plants in pots. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9 so best in pots with winter protection.
Crassulaceae $014 4in

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Echeveria 'Lipstick' lipstick echeveria
Ready for a night on the town with their favorite lipstick! Larger than normal rosettes of pointed, fleshy leaves, waxy green marked dark red on the tips and edges, accentuated by drought stress. 1 ft tall x up to 10" wide, larger than most. Summer flowers are pink on nodding stems. Sun is best with occasional water, allowing pots to dry out some before adding moisture. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9, so best in container where temperatures drop below.
Crassulaceae $012 4in

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Echeveria 'Scarlett' scarlet echeveria
Large 10 - 12 inch rosettes of pointed, fleshy leaves, waxy green centered and blushed with red, the whole rosette turning red with more light and drought stress. Summer flowers are pink on nodding stems. Sun is best with occasional water, allowing pots to dry out some before adding moisture. Frost hardy to 20F, USDA zone 9, so best in container where temperatures drop below.
Crassulaceae $9 4in

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Echeveria 'White Cloud'
A rare selection of this large, low-growing succulent with rosettes to one foot across of pale blue leaves coated in a white waxy powder. Pink flowers held upright on stout 18 inch flower stalks in summer. Sun to light shade, well-drained soil, with infrequent water. Great in containers, where it can be protected when temperatures drop below 25F, USDA zone 9b.
Crassulaceae $014 4in

Echeveria agavoides 'Red Tip'

Echeveria agavoides 'Red Tip'carpet echeveria
Sweet and very cold hardy echeveria with fleshy leaves, light green blushed red on the tips and edges. Round rosettes can reach 6" tall x 1 ft side, topped by red flowers with a yellow tip in spring through early summer. Tolerant of sun or shade preferring lean, well-drained soil and only occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 15F, or so, mid USDA zone 8 so possible in the ground. Also fine in containers.
Crassulaceae $009 4in

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
A plant with a sense of humor, this fasciated sport has cupped and undulated blue leaves on small rosettes, under about 6", with pink to salmon flowers in spring and summer. Prefers mineral soil. A great plant for dish gardens, containers, or planting out where temperatures fall to 20F, USDA zone 9. Fun for the whole family.
Crassulaceae $9 4in

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Echinocereus x roetteri - Santa Fe
These beautiful plants involving Echinocereus triglochidiatus and friends grow to mounds of 18" tall by 2' wide or so, cloaked with golden spines and rounded flowers from salmon to peach to pink. Hardy subject for the rock garden, container, or masochistic border. Full sun, well-drained soil, tolerant of winter moisture, would like irrigation aka thunderstorms in the summer to speed growth. USDA zone 5.
Cactaceae $12 2D

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Echium amoenum 'Red Feathers'
Native to the Caucasus mountains of northern Iran this hardier and more compact echium adds color and architecture to the garden with 16" red flower spikes over handsome fuzzy long narrow foliage. Flowers late spring through summer if early flowers are removed. Gritty well drained soil with little water in full sun are best. USDA zone 4.
Boraginaceae $12 2D

Echium wildpretii

Echium wildpretiitower of jewels
An extraordinary addition to the dry garden, one of the plants in our garden that receives the most comment when in bloom with its huge column of dark red-pink flowers, to 4-8 ft tall, rising out of the low-growing rosette of narrow, silvery leaves. This native of the Canary Islands is a biennial, forming a handsome, 2 ft rosette in the first year and blooming spectacularly beginning in spring of the second year. Produces abundant seed to perpetuate itself, especially if surrounding soil is loose and undisturbed. Best in full sun, very well-drained soil, and little or no summer water once established. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9.
Boraginaceae $016 4D

Embothrium coccineum

Embothrium coccineumchilean flametree
The Chilean flametree is stunning in late spring/early summer when it covers itself with bright scarlet flowers, tiny red ribbons. This protea relation is an excellent garden plant, evergreen in mild winters, deciduous when the temperature spends any time in the teens F. A slender tree, to 25 ft eventually in full to part sun, with regular water. Loves cool ground so best in a north aspect and/or with ground covering plants to protect the roots. No phosphorous fertilizer! Cold hardy to USDA zone 7b.
Proteaceae $18 2D

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Epimedium pinnatum 'Thunderbolt'
The cheeriest of the evergreen epimediums, this with 18" clumps of glossy green, streaked purple and bronzy orange in the winter produces early to mid-Spring creamy yellow and white flowers in some abundance. A very good year-round plant for shade or morning sun, somewhat drought tolerant, though regular summer water boosts growth. We cut ours back every couple of years in mid-Winter to renew foliage. USDA Zone 5 or 6.
Berberidaceae $16 4D

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Epimedium sagittatum horny goat weed
A deciduous epimedium from China reputed to have aphrodisiac effects -- only if ingested, we assume but we don't know for sure. To 20" tall in clumps of upright stems topped with heart-shaped leaves of pale green that turn yellow, bronze and red in autumn before winter dormancy. Pale pink flowers stand above the foliage in spring. Good groundcover for shady areas in rich soil with consistent moisture, though willing to accept periods of drought. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Berberidaceae $18 4D

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Erigeron glaucus 'Blanco Blanc' beach daisy
A wonderful native coastal fleabane to 6" high by 2'. Full sun, scant summer water and well drained soil. Great for pollinators. Flower is blanco! USDA zone 8 to (hardy to 10F).
Asteraceae $11 4in

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Eryngium pandanifolium false screw pine
From Brazil into northern Argentina and the largest Eryngium we offer, this is literally a carrot-on-a-stick. Fast growing, evergreen perennial creating stunning rosettes of long, strap-shaped, blue-gray leaves -- to 8 ft or more by only a couple of inches wide. The single rosettes clump after the first year, making an impressive statement. We divide ours every couple of years as single or few rosettes are the most striking. The flowers spikes can reach 3-4 ft above the rosette with sputnik-like florets of cream tinted red. The bees love 'em. Best in bright light and happiest with dense soil and poor drainage -- See, told ya -- though free draining soil is satisfactory if provided even moisture. A great candidate for continuing the dry or rosette look into damper places. USDA zone 8, 7 with mulch.
Apiaceae $12 4in

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Eryngium paniculatum sea holly
Yet another graceful evergreen sea holly, this from south central Chile and growing to about 18” with arching, shiny, spring green leaves, often faintly marked silver. The flowers in spring and summer are decorated with sputnik florets, small white flowers, and are particularly attractive at a distance. Drought tolerant, though summer water is appreciated. Sun to light dappled shade and tolerant of poorly drained soil. Frost hardy to 10 to 12F – USDA zone 8, or even a bit lower.
Apiaceae $12 4in

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Eryngium sp.

Apiaceae $12 2D

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Eucomis pallidiflora ssp. pole-evansii giant pineapple lily
From South Africa, a wonderful and hard-to-find perennial with rosettes of bright, pale-green leaves, to 3 ft tall and 4-5" wide, appearing in late spring and topped in late summer by creamy, green-center florets in a long cone with tufts of green leaves at the top. An impressive presence in sun to partial light shade. Tolerates poor drainage but prefers well-drained soil, especially in winter wet, and performs best with average summer water. Mulch and drainage improve winter cold hardiness to 0F, USDA zone 7. A fine container plant.
Asparagaceae $14 2D

Eucomis vandermerwei

Eucomis vandermerwei dwarf spotted pineapple lily
A rare pineapple lily and one of the most graceful, this form has prolific rosettes, to 6" tall in clumps to 15" wide, of ruffled leaves tinted purple with darker polka dots and a pinkish flower spike of only 6-8" in height. Native to the Drakensberg Mtns in rocky crevices, they need very good drainage for winter survival. A lovely perennial bulb and easy with summer water anywhere the ground does not freeze deeply, e.g., mid to upper USDA zone 7. Otherwise a very nice container specimen.
Liliaceae $11 3D

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Euonymus japonica 'Rykujo'
Tiny, tiny, tiny dwarf version of this evergreen shrublet, rising to only 6". The rounded dark leaves are tightly arranged into a pagoda-like effect. Need I say bonsai? Sun to shade with regular summer water. USDA zone 8.
Celastraceae $15 3D

Euphorbia mauritanicapencil milkbush
The common name, pencil milkbush, describes the round, green branches that exude white sap when injured. A many branched shrub from South Africa, to 3-4 ft tall, with tiny evergreen leaves, silver-gray and succulent, appearing only on young stems. Midwinter flowers are yellow on stem ends. Drought tolerant. Sun and good drainage. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 with protection.
Euphorbiaceae $16 2in

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Farfugium japonicum 'Argenteum'
An evergreen form in cultivation for many years though never common, this slow grower for dappled shade and moist soil produces 6-8" delicately rounded leaves streaked dark green and white. Great plant for containers or to add brightness to a shady spot. Frost hardy and evergreen to mid USDA zone 8; regrows in spring with mulch in zone 7.
Asteraceae $18 4D

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Fascicularia pitcairnifolia - Cotswald Garden Flowers 97
This, among the hardiest of the bromeliads, from the rain forests of southern Chile, forms a tussock of about 18 inches to 2' by the same of arching deep green leaves becoming crimson towards the center of each rosette as they begin to flower with peculiar sky-blue tufts in each center. For deep shade or partial sun, kept moist. This a particularly hardy clone from the famed UK nursery above... having taken temps into the teens in the ground. Excellent hanging basket or container plant as well. USDA zone 8b.
Bromeliaceae $18 4D

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Ferula communis 'Gigantea' giant carrot
A giant carrot from the Mediterranean that reaches 4-6 ft tall in its early years, displaying its lacy, fern-like leaves, silvery blue on white stems. When mature, in 2 or several years, plants bloom and reach further upward, producing stunning yellow flowers in umbels 1 ft or more across on branched stems that rise above the foliage to 10-12 ft! Ooo... Then, being monocarpic, the mother plant dies, having produced seeds for more giants and more fun. Requires well-drained soil and summer sun. Goes dormant in summer dryness and reappears with the rain. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apiaceae $12 4D

Ferula communis ssp. glauca

Ferula communis ssp. glaucagiant black-leaf fennel
A giant fennel from the Mediterranean that reaches 4-6 ft tall in its early years, displaying its lacy, fern-like leaves, silvery blue on white stems. When mature, in 2 or several years, plants bloom and reach further upward, producing stunning yellow flowers in umbels 1 ft or more across on branched stems that rise above the foliage to 10-12 ft! Ooo... Then, being monocarpic, the mother plant dies, having produced seeds for more giants and more fun. Requires well-drained soil and summer sun. Goes dormant in summer dryness and reappears with the rain. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apiaceae $11 3D

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Festuca californica - Hull Mountain California fescue

Poaceae $12 4D

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Festuca californica 'Blue Meadow'
A Cistus Nursery introduction, widespread and beautiful clumping evergreen grass native throughout the oak woodlands of California and western Oregon. This with particularly wide bicolor green and light blue leaves, inhabits a high meadow in Oregon's Siskiyous mountains. This selection, to 18 to 24in height is happy in sun or shade and particularly happy under oh-say...Manzanitas. 4' flowering stalks mid to late season. Low water, but can take some garden watering. USDA zone 6
Poaceae $14 4in

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Festuca californica SBH 13187.1 C

Poaceae $14 4in

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Festuca roemeri
This west coast bunch grass is a native of upland prairie and oak savanna A particularly blue selection from Oregon's Willamette valley. A cool season grower forming tufts of fine textured leaves to 8" tall, it is well adapted to our mediterranean climate of dry summers and wetter winters. One foot spikes of loose buff-tan flowers appear in late spring. Cold hardy to USDA zone 6 possibly 5.
Poaceae $12 2D

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Ficus takui [high el. Tony Rezineck]

Moraceae $16 4in

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Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea' queen of the meadows
Interesting rose relation with bright chartreuse foliage and plumes of creamy flowers from June through August. An herbaceous perennial that forms a clump to about 2 ft wide and high, dying back in the fall and returning in the spring. Best with at least afternoon shade or dappled shade in rich, well-drained soil with some summer water. Easy, tough and frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3.
Rosaceae $14 4D

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Firmiana simplex chinese parasol tree
The parasol tree, native of southeast China to Japan and a member of the chocolate family, is vigorous, reaching 20-30 ft in the garden with huge leaves -- 18" to even 2 ft across, like giant maple leaves - and few but thick branches on a stout trunk of bright green bark. Perfect for the tropical garden. Small, greenish flowers and lemon-yellow fall colorare added attractions. Prefers evenly moist soil and good drainage in sun to part shade with a little organic matter and regular summer moisture. Though somewhat drought tolerant, the leaves would be smaller. Too seldom offered. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 with many specimens found growing in zone 7. A freezeback plant in USDA zone 6.
Malvaceae $19 4D

Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson'

Forsythia viridissima var. koreana 'Kumson'greenstem forsythia
From Korea, a new forsythia on the scene, growing to about 4-6 ft and providing creamy yellow flowers in January, for us, in February and March in colder climates. The leaves present the most unique feature, patterned and veined with cream and white, the patterns becoming infused with pink and maroon as the late fall color settles in, for year round-interest rather than the one-shot show that forsythias usually provide. Plant as with other forsythias in sun to dappled shade and provide summer water in dry climes. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Oleaceae $12 2D

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Fragaria sp. - yellow fruit from Afghanistan yellow afghan strawberry
From a wild collection in the mountains of Afghanistan, this drought tolerant ground covering strawberry produces small, pleasing berries colored an ochre yellow. The flavor is almost like...Hmmmm...Bananas! Treat like other strawberries and grow in part shade to full sun with occasional summer water where dry. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7, possibly lower.
Rosaceae $11 4in

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Fuchsia microphylla 'Silver Lining'
Gifted us by plants people extraordinnaires at Krúg Farm, this, their collection from the wild in Mexico, small shrub to about 4 feet tall by the same width. Stunning all silver leaves with contrasting small cerise flowers over a long season. Sadly for us, not as frost hardy as other microphylla selections, but well worth growing as, container plant, or temperennial. USDA Zone 10A.
Onagraceae $14

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Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 'Blewbury Tart' Double Snowdrop
Rare and quite beautiful small bulb selection from a plant found in Blewbury, Oxfordshire. Height to 10". This double Snowdrop has small green and white, streaked, outward-facing flowers with the lightest pink-purple edges. Leaves are narrow and grass-like, growing in tufts. Best in part-sun or light shade and planted in rich, organic soil. Excellent in the woodland garden. Spreads slowly. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Amaryllidaceae $12 3D

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Galanthus reginae-olgae ssp. reginae-olgae queen olga's snowdrop
This old favorite and one of the earlier flowering for us often December in to January. An easy doer; grey-green leaves 4-5" in height and typical (sorry snowdrop people), delicate white nodding flowers a green chevron within. With effort these can be "naturalized" into attractive winter patches in the garden. Place in bright winter light and not too soggy soil. USDA zone 4.
$7 2D

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes' PP8755

Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes' PP8755hardy double gardenia
Tough, hardy, and lovely gardenia for USDA zone 7, down to 0F, really! Wonderfully fragrant, double white flowers in June and July, and occasionally in autumn when temperatures cool down. Compact evergreen shrub, to 3 ft, blooms in full to half sun with normal garden water. Developed by the late Chuck Hayes and Dan Milbocker at the Virginia Beach Research Station, VA.
Rubiaceae $14

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Gasteraloe - hybrid
As the name might suggest, these intergeneric hybrids have intriguing characteristics of both. This producing rosettes to 8" of blunted leaves of deep emerald green, of course adorned with white polka dots. Believe it. Light orange flowers produced throughout summer. Slowly spreads via rhizomes and can fill a container quite handily in well-drained soil. Keep dryish in winter. Can take some frost. Alas, only hardy to USDA zone 9a. A most striking container specimen.
Aloeaceae $014 4in

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Gasteria baylissiana 'Variegata'
Very small component of the South African Aloe family, this the variegated sport of the species. Each rosette to only 4 inches silvery green streaked and dotted with deep green markings. Orange and green flowers shaped, indeed, like cute little stomachs. Frost hardy to low to mid 20’s, mid USDA zone 9. Otherwise, a fabulous container plant.
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Gasteria glomerata
This long time favorite South African succulent rapidly grows into a clumping umm... glom of chubby gray leaves in multiple rosettes. One of the more rewarding of the genus, it's topped by orange, globular flowers rising up to 1' in height, for which it's named. Excellent small container plant, well drained soil, bright light, USDA zone 9.
Liliaceae $12 4in

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Gasteria sp. - variegated
Given to us long ago by a Japanese collector, this beautiful member of the South Arican genus grows to 6” with gray-green leaves brushed pearly white. Slow growing but special. Frost hardy to the low 20s of upper teens, but best as a protected pot plant. For sun, greety soil and winter dry.
Liliaceae $11 4in

Genista aetnensis

Genista aetnensismt. etna broom
Graceful and elegant, small tree with sparse, silky leaves and stems that act like leaves. Nearly invisible to the eye until it covers itself in yellow, fragrant pea flowers in mid summer to early fall. Can reach 12-15 ft tall or so with a narrow, weeping habit. This native of Sicily takes full sun, lean soil that drains well, and little summer water once established. Does not reseed! Frost hardy to 5F, USDA zone 7b.
Fabaceae $14 2D

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Genista lydia

Fabaceae $12 4in

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Gladiolus flanaganii
Stunning, red gladiola, one of many species of South African bulbs, these seductive creatures found growing on cliffs in the Drakensberg mountains in places with extremely difficult access, hence the common name, suicide lily. Not dangerous in the garden, needing well-drained soil in sun to produce spikes of red flowers in summer before becoming dormant. Grassy leaves return in late fall and winter. Somewhat drought tolerant but accepting of moderate summer water. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Liliaceae $12 3D

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Glaucium flavum var. aurantiacum
Orange horned poppy from the mountains of the Mediterranean, this architectural silvery leaved perennial, spreading to roughly 18" wide by 1' in height, prefers gritty soil and bright light, where the leaves will be most stunning if not over-pampered. Spring - summer warm orange flowers should be removed after fading to encourage offsetting of the rosette (not to be confused with off-putting). Very well-drained soil, USDA zone 7.
Papaveraceae $12 2D

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Globularia repens

Plantaginaceae $12 4in

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Graptopetalum paraguayensemother of pearl plant
Surprisingly tough, silvery purple succulent from the state of Tamaulipas in NE Mexico (not Paraguay as one might guess), with rosettes to 6" across. Very attractive spilling over pots or planters. Quite drought tolerant, but grows quickly with summer moisture. Full sun to part shade. This clone has been hardy for many years in Portland and can be planted out where temperatures seldom drop below 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Crassulaceae $12 4in

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'
Winter flowering, evergreen shrub, to 6 x 6 ft, a Protea relation from southeastern Australia with frilly, orange flowers in winter and occasionally through the year. This selection was made for leaves that are green rather than the gray-silver of the species. Best in sun to part sun with good drainage and regular water until established. As with all proteas, avoid fertilizer with phosphorus. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $16 4in

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Grindelia stricta ssp. platyphylla 'Mendocino' Gumweed

Asteraceae $12 4D

Gunnera perpensa

Gunnera perpensariver pumpkin
A "dinosaur" plant for the smaller lizards, this South African native perennial growing up to 2 ft tall with rounded 6" wavy, green leaves and conical spikes of green flowers to 18-24 inches in summer. They love moisture, swampy moisture, in sun to part shade, dying back in the colder months to reappear in spring. Perfect at the edge of a pond or water feature. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Gunneraceae $14 4in

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