Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Spring 2022

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Habranthus brachyandrus
Our collection of a particularly large-flowered form from Northeastern Brazil, where it is sometimes inundated with summer pools and can go very dry in winter. These flowers, over 2" across, and of a cheery pink color respond very well to periodic moisture, letting dry between waterings. They will quickly grow to lose clumps of 6" tall gray-green leaves. Bright light, excellent for containers, border fronts, rock gardens, you get the picture. USDA zone 8, 7 with mulch.
Amaryllidaceae $14 4in

Hakea lissosperma

Hakea lissospermaneedle bush
Very hardy Protea relation from eastern Australia, a great garden plant. 5 to 8 ft or more tall & covered with clusters of eyelash shaped white fragrant flowers in summer. Needle-like leaves are aromatic & handsomely arching. Tolerates a bit of summer irrigation. Our cuttings from an old plant at the University of British Columbia. As with all proteas, avoid fertilizer with phosphorous. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8.
Proteaceae $16 4in

Hebe 'Blue Mist'

Hebe 'Blue Mist'
Lovely gray green narrow leaves cover this sprawling hebe. Light lavender cone shaped flowers. Full sun. Good drainage. Summer water. 1.5ft x 2.5ft. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Plantaginaceae $14 2D

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Hebe 'Icing Sugar'
An older selection, this proven garden plant grows to about 12 to 18" in height by a couple feet in width, small rounded bright green leaves and dense form with a long season of flowers opening a blue violet and fading to nearly white. Even moisture, bright light, excellent container plant. USDA Zone 7b.
Plantaginaceae $14 2D

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Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'
A low growing evergreen subshrub that forms a matt of attractive grey-blue leaves 10 inches tall spreading to about 3ft.Sprays of small white flower in late spring are attractive to pollinators. Great for filling the front of boarders or between ornamental grasses in a modern landscape. Also useful spilling over low walls or the edges of containers. Sun to part shade with regular water and good drainage. USDA zone 7
Plantaginaceae $15 2D

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Hebe repens
Our collection of this particularly useful shrubby veronica. To only 4 to 6" in height, spreading eventually to 3' and given enough time most of the planet. Round leaves, very dark stems and lavender flowers. Summer water, decent drainage, sun. USDA Zone 7b.
plantaginaceae $14 2D

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Hebe venustula 'Sky Blue'
Shared with us by one of North America's great centers of "hebeosity", the University of Southern California Arboretum at Santa Cruz, this is one of the most often remarked upon plants in our New Zealand border where 3 ft, nearly orbicular mounds of glossy round leaves set in geometric patterns make a stunning sight! All this with dark stems and the prettiest of blue flowers, usually late spring to early summer. Sun to part sun, good drainage and normal water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Plantaginaceae $12 2D

Hedychium greenii

Hedychium greeniired ginger
Rare and spectacular ginger, to 3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide, with red stems, dark green leaves with red undersides, and stunning, orange-red flowers from early summer to fall. After flowers fade, little plantlets are produced for even more of these lovelies. Light shade in hot areas, full sun on the coast. Regular summer water. Frost hardy, resprouting from temperatures as low as 0F, USDA zone 7 with mulch for winter protection.
Zingiberaceae $16

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Helichrysum italicum 'Miel et Curry' miel et curry plant
A fine selection of the "curry plant' this from Olivier Filippi's fabulous la Pépinière Filippi, shared with us by plantsman Neil Bell. A Med native to 18 x 18" or a bit larger with a handsome mounding form, narrow silvery leaves and early summer golden-yellow flowers standing above. Excellent for the summer dry garden in well drained soil. Keep on the lean/dry side in full sun for best appearance. Can be shorn in late winter or or after flowering to shape. USDA zone 7
Asteraceae $014 4in

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Hemerocallis 'Secured Borders' daylily
A stunning, variegated daylily, the grassy leaves appearing in spring with a narrow, green center on a white field, the result of careful breeding over many years by Sybil and Walter Przypek of Virginia. Plants are small, to 12" tall in clumps growing to 18" wide. Into summer yellow flowers appear above the foliage which has turned to green in the warm weather. A lovely plant and a collector's dream. For full to part sun with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 3.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $16 4D

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Hesperaloe parviflora - red
Extremely frost hardy succulent with dense clumps of leathery, deeply grooved, blue-green leaves, to 3 ft tall and spreading slowly to 5 ft wide, and upright blooming, salmon-pink, fragrant flowers on 10 ft + stalks in late summer. Great for hummingbirds! Evergreen and suited to a difficult situation in sun (or light shade in hottest climates) with no summer irrigation once established. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Liliaceae $16 2D

Hesperaloe parviflora - yellow flowered

Hesperaloe parviflora - yellow flowered
A selection from Ron Gass at Mountain States Nursery in Glendale, Arizona, this form is typical of H. parviflora in its 3-4 ft rosettes and 5-6 ft flower stalks but with canary yellow flowers. A very pretty and unusual selection and most attractive when combined in single plantings with the coral-orange flowered forms. Full sun to part shade with little summer water. An easy grower, frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $16 4in

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Heuchera 'Pink Wave'
A neat cross of the SW H. sanguineum and H. elegans, forming mounding evergreen clumps to about 12" by 18" wide. Densely held, rather dark green leaves and cheery, bright pink flecked white flowers, held upright in spring and occasionally later. Somewhat drought tolerant. Additional summer water will push flushes of flowerers. USDA zone 5. Full sun, great for rock gardens.
Saxifragaceae $14 4in

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Holodiscus dumosus mountain spray
An attractive if underused western native, this our collection from southern Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains. Multi-branched deciduous shrubs 4-6ft. with a similar spread. July flowers are creamy-white aging to soft orange in dense sprays, nearly cover the plant, much loved by native pollinators. New stems are a warm orange complimenting small grey-green leaves. Aromatic leaves have a spicy sweet scent. Native to summer-dry, rocky soils, these are good performers in the low/no water native or Mediterranean garden. Sun to part shade and at least decent drainage, scant summer water once established. Cold hardy to USDA zone 3.
Rosaceae $014 3D

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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
This super-cute hosta is a mutation of H. ‘Blue Cadet’, proving that sometimes a little mutation is good. In this form small silver-blue leaves, slightly rolled at the edges, form rounded clumps, to 8" tall x 1 ft wide, topped in early summer with short, sweet spikes of lavender flowers. Best in light shade to shade where the soil is rich and summer water is regularly supplied. Frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $16 4in

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Hosta 'Praying Hands'
“Like a multitude of hands folded in prayer” according to Tony Avent, this ”un-hosta” grows to an 18" wide clump of folded and crinkled dark green leaves, with a narrow cream border. Sends up 18" spikes of light lavender flowers in late summer. For light shade in USDA zones 3-8.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $18 4D

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Halo'

Hydrangeaceae $14 4D

Hydrangea macrophylla 'New Wave'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'New Wave'big-leaf hydrangea
A Cistus introduction, a fabulous sport of H. macrophylla ‘Lemon Wave’ that we have been perfecting for some years, selected for its green leaves with wide, gold-yellow margins and, sometimes thin, silver centers. Lacecap flowers are pale blue (in acid soil), blooming in July and lasting into autumn. A large-leaf hydrangea, to 3-6 ft tall and wide, and definitely as robust as ‘Lemon Wave’. Has not sunburned in our experience but best in part shade with reliable summer water. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Hydrangeaceae $16 3D

Hypericum olympicum var. citrinumcitrinum st. john's wort
Interesting and textural St. John's Wort, ours from the beautiful gardens of Cold Springs Nursery in Duvall, WA. A low growing, perennial or shrublet, to 15" tall in wide clumps of single, nearly erect stems with small, blue-green leaves and, in midsummer, pale, lemon-yellow flowers sitting atop the stems. Very showy but subtle. Prefers sun, well-drained soil and summer water to establish. Very drought tolerant thereafter. Evergreen into USDA zone 7 and expected root hardy in zon
Hypericaceae $14 4in

Ilex aquifolium 'Crassifolia'

Ilex aquifolium 'Crassifolia'leatherleaf holly
Cultivated since the 1700s, this oddly handsome, small holly reaches 6 - 8 ft tall but very slowly, its curved leaves, shiny and dark with their distinctive, soft spines standing out on dark purple stems in the new growth. Spring flowers are white but inconspicuous, producing no fruit on this male cultivar. Sun to part shade with average summer moisture, though these can tolerate some drought once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Aquifoliaceae $14 2D

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Ilex cornuta x aquifolium chinese holly

Aquifoliaceae $14

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Ilex cornuta x aquifolium 'Nellie R. Stevens' holly
Deep green glossy evergreen leaves and a dense pyramidal habit recommend this classic cultivar. Small greenish-white flowers are sweetly scented in April followed by showy coral-red fruit that form in fall and remain well into winter. Named for the teacher who collected seed from the U.S. National Arboretum which resulted in this plant, introduced from her garden in Oxford, Maryland by grower van Lennep in 1954. An upright shrub or small tree to 15-25 ft. tall by 8-10 ft. Excellent screen or hedge or large pot specimen. Long lasting cut stems are lovely in holiday decor. Sun to part shade and regular summer moisture. USDA zone 6
Aquifoliaceae $16 4in

Impatiens aff. omeiana DJHC 98415

Impatiens aff. omeiana DJHC 98415pink unknown impatiens
Another lovely impatiens from South China, collected and shared with us by Dan Hinkley. Growing in deep shade with velvety green leaves, to 2", on succulent stems and soft, shell-pink flowers beginning midsummer and continuing into fall. Provide shade and consistent moisture. Dormant in our garden from December until the end of February. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Balsaminaceae $12 4in

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Impatiens omeiana 'Ice Storm' mt. omei impatiens
A diminutive, wide-leaved form of this somewhat uncommon species from China’s Mt. Omei with leaves dusted silver-pink and golden flowers beginning late summer and lasting to fall. Named by Mr. Impatience, Derick Pitman, of Sacramento, CA. Easy to grow in light to heavy shade if kept moist - the deeper the shade the more silver the leaves. Perennial and frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Balsaminaceae $12 4in

Ipheion uniflorum 'Froyle Mill'

Ipheion uniflorum 'Froyle Mill'starflower
This native of Uruguay was selected for its deep, uniform blue-purple color and its large flower size. A hardy bulb, its foliage appears with the flowers in early spring, then fades in summer heat, returning in September. Best in Sun to light shade in rich, light soil with regular summer water. Extremely easy to naturalize. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4in

Ipheion uniflorum 'Rolf Fiedler'

Ipheion uniflorum 'Rolf Fiedler'spring starflower
One of the prettiest of the numerous cultivars now available, ‘Rolf’ forms a moderately expanding clump of blue-green leaves rising to only 4-5“ with fragrant, deep purple-blue streaked flowers fading to violet from fall here to early spring. Likes sun to part shade and appreciates summer water though doesn't depend on it. Particularly useful under the bright edges of shrubs where there is much root competition. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4in

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Iris - copper [Pacific Coast Hybrid]
Another in the group of wonderfully useful irises, especially loved for their rich, saturated flower colors -- this one is copper colored, just as the name suggests -- with evergreen, upright leaves that look good all year. Grows 9-12" tall or so, slowly spreading into handsome clumps; easy to tuck in the garden, in sun or part shade where the soil is reasonably well-drained. Very drought tolerant once established and frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Iridaceae $16 4D

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Iris 'Violetta' [Pacific Coast Hybrid]
Another prolific bloomer from the Pacific Coast Hybrids, this with royal purple flowers, one of the darkest cultivars, standing above the tidy clumps of grass-like, iris foliage in late April and May. Stunning with flowers and handsome without. Best with good drainage, perhaps on a slope, in sun to part shade with occasional summer water to establish and none in following years. Small clumps become large in just a few years and can be easily divided in the fall. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Iridaceae $15 3D

Iris douglasiana 20.0051douglas iris

Iridaceae $14 3D

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Jasminum nudiflorum winter jasmine
Shrubby vine, to 4-8 ft tall, with arching branches that can trail along the ground, rooting as they go, especially in rich soil. Can be trained as an upright growing vine, to 10-15 ft tall or cut back to 18" or so to refresh after flowering. Either way the naked stems remain green through the winter and produce barely fragrant, bright yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Full to part sun with normal summer water for best flowering. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 6. Great for winter cheer and hummingbird food.
Oleaceae $14 3D

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Juncus patens common rush
Handsome and very useful clumping reed to 18" tall. Stiff blue- green evergreen leaves add texture throughout the year. A versatile accent plant doing well in a wide range of conditions from wet clay soil to full sun to dry shade. Occasional summer water will keep it looking its best although it’s drought tolerant. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Juncaceae $12 2D

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Kniphofia galpinii
Dainty grass like foliage with 2' spikes of pure orange plumes mid summer. Needs excellent drainage in winter to thrive. Much smaller in all respects than other Kniphofia.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $14 4D

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Kniphofia hirsuta
The name says it all: hairy stiff leaves. As handsome out of as in bloom. Orange-red flowers on 2 foot stalks. Best in well drained soil. A CDN seed collection from Lesotho. Tolerates full sun, lean soil and dry conditions. Frost hardy to -10F - USDA zone 6.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $14 4in

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Kniphofia pauciflora dwarf torch lily
Thought to be extinct in its native South African habitat, this charming, small kniphofia, to only 18" tall in clumps to 15" wide, has grassy, green foliage and tall stems of butter yellow flowers over a long season beginning with the first blooms in spring and continuing occasionally into September. Originally found in marshy grasslands, these enjoy moist soil -- so summer water in full sun. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7 with winter mulch for extra protection.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $12 4in

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Lampranthus deltoides 'Compacta' Tiny Ice Crumbles
This compact form of the seriously cute ice plant from South Africa is a great succulent. Light blue-green succulent leaves are somewhat 3-sided with toothed edges -- on dark stems! What’s not to love? Add the fragrant, deep pink, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers for more fun in spring and summer. Full sun to a bit of shade and good drainage. Drought tolerant but fatter and fuller with regular water. Frost hardy to 15-20F, upper USDA zone 8.
Aizoaceae $9

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Laurus nobilis 'Sicillian Sunshine'
New to us, this very golden selection of the culinary bay, reaches a densely pyramidal 20-25 feet with age. Easily kept smaller. Leaves are an intense gold winter to mid summer, then greening with heat - the new growth remaining gold. Beautiful for accent or container. Dry summer, sunny location, well drained soil. We suspect this is a bit more tender than some. USDA zone 8b.
Lauraceae $18 3D

Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'butterfly lavender
Butterfly lavender is a perfect name for the flowers of Spanish lavender with the large (for lavender), showy heads of dark purple flowers with petal-like, purple wings on top. Blooms throughout the growing season. This is an upright and compact form, to 2 ft tall x 18" wide, with lovely, narrow, blue-silver, aromatic foliage, a perfect backdrop for the purple flowers. Best in full sun and well-drained soil with little to no summer water once established. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Lamiaceae $12 4in

Ledebouria cooperi

Ledebouria coopericooper's false scilla
Sweet and easy bulb from South Africa with 4", narrow, olive-green leaves, upright and marked with purple stripes and spots. Decorative in themselves, and more so in spring when adorned with racemes of pink, scilla-like flowers. Spreads slowly to form a 1 ft wide clump. Easy in the garden in sun or part shade where good drainage can protect from too much winter wet. Tolerates some summer drought but accepts summer water as well. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $12 2D

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Ledebouria socialis silver squill
Small, South African plant, to 6” x 8” with fancy, strappy leaves of silver-gray “leopard spotted” with green rising from red bulbs just above the soil. Greeny white flowers are a winter addition. Loves well-drained soil in sun or, in hottest climates, a bit of shade. Needs to dry out between waterings and tolerates some drought. Frost hardy in the ground into the upper teens F, USDA zone 8b. Easily grown in pots or indoors on the windowsill.
Liliaceae $11 4D

Leptospermum grandifolium

Leptospermum grandifoliummountain tea tree
Our clone from good friend Kevin Hughes, most recently of Hampshire's Spinner's Nursery. A shrubby tree to 10 ft or so with thick, gray-green leaves with a silver shimmer. In midsummer, the foliage is absolutely smothered with 3/4" whitish pink flowers, lasting a very long time. A must have for the proper garden. Frost hardy through the single digits F, USDA zone 7.
Myrtaceae $16 4in

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Leptospermum lanigerum - purple leaf form wooly tea tree
Spring flowering tea tree with handsome, darkish blue leaves infused with purple, rather than the silver blue of the straight species. Similarly small and fragrant when crushed or brushed, and is a perfect backdrop for the 1", single, white, fragrant flowers in early summer. Evergreen, reaching 5-10 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide in full sun to light shade where soil is well-drained. Needs little summer water once established. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $16 4in

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Leptospermum namadgiensis alpine tea tree
One of the nicest tea trees to come to us in a long time, this shared with us by Paul Bonine of Xera Plants and named after Namadgi National Park on the Australian Capital Territory/ New South Wales border. Only found in the late 80s growing on thin soils at high elevations and introduced to us recently. To 8 ft tall and 4' wide with small, shiny, evergreen leaves and spring flowers, white ever so slightly tinted pink, for sun to dappled shade. To us the most striking feature is the bark, peeling in sheets to a light orange. Plants in the garden should be lifted to expose this lovely feature. Good hedging or container plant and rather drought tolerant in the ground. Has been tested so far in this country to as low as 5F with no damage, therefore a confidant USDA zone 7b.
Myrtaceae $16 2D

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Leptospermum rupestre tasmanian tea tree
This usually low-growing Tasmanian tea tree outshines itself on a wall where its thick, glossy, aromatic, evergreen leaves are a delight to brush past. Typically less than 2-3 ft and covered with white, star-shaped flowers in early spring. Full sun to part shade where soil is well-drained. Once established, needs little summer water. In addition, a few leaves in a cup of just boiled water, a squeeze of lemon and all your ills will go away -- or so we hear. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $14 2D

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Lewisia 'Best of Sunset Seedlings'
Seedlings of Northern California and Southern Oregon’s most beautiful native wildflowers. These have been hybridized into an eye popping range of colors in bright sunset shades. Nice evergreen rosettes as well. Give these plants sun and excellent drainage and enjoy the show. May go deciduous in too much heat or cold, but they are hardy in USDA zone 4.
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Libertia - Pale Green Sport of 'Taupo Blaze'

Iridaceae $14 4D

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Libertia cranwelliae cramwell's iris
A rarely offered iris, endemic to New Zealand's north Island and threatened in its natural habitat. Cranwell's iris resembles Libertia ixioides, with fans of slightly wider, somewhat stiff, grass-like leaves, to 20" tall. Turning a bit more yellow in bright sunlight, and short sprays of white flowers nestled among the leaves in spring followed by decorative, orange seed pods that hold on for months. Best in full to part sun with regular summer water for best appearance. Frost hardiness is known reliably to 20F, USDA zone 9, but colder tolerances haven't been tested. Let us know.
Iridaceae $14 4D

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Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger' golden new zealand iris
One of the brightest, with cascading, gold-orange foliage on a clumping, garden accent, to about 18” x 18”. White star-like flowers appear in clusters mid-spring, producing large yellow berries for fall. These New Zealand natives prefer sun to part shade and rich, moist, well-drained soil but tolerate some summer drought once established. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and reported to tolerate temperatures as low as 0F.
Iridaceae $16 4D

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Libertia ixioides 'Taupo After Dark'
A Cistus introduction. This sport, from a green seedling of the cultivar, 'Taupo Blaze', has been eye-catching from the start, its dark, olive-green leaves with, indeed, violet hues make it a standout in any container or garden. Stiff leaves, to 18" tall or so, form clumps to 1-2 ft wide showing off clusters of 3-petaled, white flowers in spring followed by yellow-orange seed pods. To for best color but dappled shade is fine with even summer water for best growth. Frost hardy, with summer water and protection especially from freezing winds, to the mid teens F, USDA zone 8b.
Iridaceae $14 4D

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Libertia ixoides [dark sport of 'Taupo Blaze']

Iridaceae $14 4in

Libertia peregrinans

Libertia peregrinansorange flag
Odd iris relative from New Zealand with flaming orange foliage to 1 ft tall and handsome, flattened, upward-facing white flowers. Slowly spreads to fill its space. Full to half sun with summer moisture and decent drainage. Excellent in containers. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 8.
Iridaceae $16 4in

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Ligustrom japonicum 'Ogon'
Shared with us by Pat McCracken, this 5 ft, compact shrub produces the same waxy, shiny leaves as the species but they are of a rich, warm golden. In full sun the tips bleach, giving it a two-tone effect; in more shade the protected branches maintain a spring-green tone. Clusters of creamy white flowers attract bees in spring. Provide even summer moisture. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. A fine pot plant.
Oleaceae $18 4in

Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'

Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'double devil lily
This very old Chinese selection of a double flowered tiger lily was shared by Vader, WA nursery, A Plethora of Primulas. Dark green foliage rises to 5 ft capped by orange many tepalled flowers in late summer. Baby bulbils nestle in leaf axils so you may easily share this bulb with friends.. Easy in sun to part shade with summer water where dry. USDA zone 4
Liliaceae $14 3D

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Lindera communis

Lauraceae $14 2D

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Liriope muscari - sport of Merrifield variegated

Liliaceae $12 4D

Liriope muscari 'Okina'

Liriope muscari 'Okina'frosted monkey grass
Brighten a garden spot with this stunning, clumping monkey grass, to 10” tall, from China. Evergreen leaves emerge a very eye-catching white in spring and become streaked through the season, turning all green in the fall. Stalks of lilac flowers in late summer add to the delight of this special plant. For sun to shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $16 4D

Liriope muscari 'Peedee Ingot'golden lily turf
This golden-foliaged monkey grass, from the highlands of Kentucky, can take a bit of shade and still flower just like the regular green one, producing purple clusters in midsummer, a great contrast with the chartreuse foliage. Accepts half sun to full shade, growing to 12” or so. Useful as edging or in a container. Be the first on the block with this stunner. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $12 3D

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Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echoinoides [Snow Camp]
Another of Cistus' growing collection of the small form of the tan oak, endemic to southern OR. Siskiyou Mountains, reach to only 4 ft or so, as dense shrubs of blue-green leaves. In this form, the new growth, furry and tinted pink or golden and leaf undersides particularly white. Very striking. The flowers look like those of a chestnut, fuzzy cream-colored inflorescences and golden brown “acorns.” Tough, native mostly to serpentine soil regions, they seem at home anywhere on the West Coast with lean soil and away from summer garden water. Not a plant for humid summer climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 possibly 6
Fagaceae $18 6" tree

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Lomatia fraseri
Upright large shrub to small tree. To up to 25 ft tall and 12 ft wide over time, with long, lance-shaped leaves, toothed on the margins. Summer flowers, white and honey-scented, are produced in frilly clusters followed by small, winged fruit. Native to mountainous regions of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, these plants enjoy light shade to full shade with good drainage and plentiful summer water. Sadly not for the humid Southeast. Frost hardy in lower USDA zone 8.
$16 3D

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Lonicera alseuosmoides
This Chinese evergreen species reaches 15 ft with glossy green leaves. Tangles of very fragrant, yellow flowers with purple throats appear late in the season, July through September followed by blushed blue berries. Full to part sun and regular water. Frost hardy in USDA zones 4-10. Evergreen in milder climates; deciduous in colder regions.
Caprifoliaceae $14 4in

Lonicera nitida 'Briloni'

Lonicera nitida 'Briloni'briloni box-leaf honeysuckle
Golden leaved honeysuckle shrub for the shaded garden. Blooms sparsely in spring, the small white flowers followed by small, bluish fruits. Slow growing, to only 3-4 ft tall and wide over time and smaller than other golden forms, with arching branches that add texture and bright golden accents. Tolerates sun but tends towards a more chartreuse color. Enjoys summer water but tolerates some drought once established. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Caprifoliaceae $14 4in

Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'lemon beauty box-leaf honeysuckle
If you are going to commit a horticultural faux pas, you might as well do it with this. Evergreen shrub, to 4-6 ft with tiny green leaves edged yellow, remaining so in a bit of shade; variegation becomes less distinct, more overall yellow, in brightest light. ‘Lemon Beauty’ makes a very nice low hedge. As a single plant, it shines. Sun to part shade with normal water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Caprifoliaceae $14 2D

Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty'

Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty'
Tough and useful evergreen shrub for full sun to bright shade, this with handsome, variegated foliage, light green edged in white. Occasional small cream flowers produce purple berries. Good for a finely textured hedge or garden specimen. Grows slowly to 6 ft or so, but easily sheared to shape. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Caprifoliaceae $16 2D

Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy'

Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy' dwarf box honeysuckle
Sweet version of a classic landscape plant with tiny golden leaves that hold their color well. Smaller than the species, growing slowly to 2 ft tall and wide, dense and, indeed, twiggy, these are excellent as hedging, border plants, or single specimens creating a bright spot in sun to part shade with average summer water. A New Zealand introduction, evergreen to 10F, USDA zone 8, and cold hardy to -20F, zone 6.
Caprifoliaceae $16 2D

Lupinus albifrons

Lupinus albifronssilverbush lupine
Stunning shrub lupine from Mountains of southern Oregon, and northern California forming mounds 24-36”, completely covered with silky silver fur. Produces great purple flowers in spring and early summer. Not for the faint-of-heart, this lovely requires mineral soil, summer drought, and a minimum of attention. We find it best in troughs, rock gardens, or the most forsaken part of the dry border. Worth the effort to neglect properly. Frost hardy to 0F or so – bottom of USDA zone 7.
Fabaceae $15

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Lysionotus 'Pudding'
An easy and rewarding gesneriad, this with rounded glossy bright green leaves, to about 18”. Flowering from spring to fall with panicles of gold-centered butter yellow tubular flowers on long stalks. A very good plant indoors in bright indirect light, or outdoors where temperatures do not fall below the upper 20sF. We find it is vigorous enough to make a very good pot stuffer for shady situations. Keep from the hottest of sun and place on a saucer of damp gravel if used as an indoor plant. Frost hardy to 25F, USDA zone 9b.
Gesneriaceae $16 4in

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