Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Fall 2019

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Abutilon 'Tangerine Mist'
We like to think all of our introductions are the result of lots of hard-work and research, however this introduction was a chance seedling behind the mist bench. And after many indiscriminate chopping's back, we discovered very large warm orange flowers and leaves, the largest of any we've grown - possibly even larger than Donald Trump's hands. Fabulous container plant, light afternoon shade, good nutrients, with even moisture. USDA zone 9a, probably colder.
$16 3D

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Abutilon megapotamicum x 'Brick house'
This megapotamicum hybrid grows to an upright 6' or more, with narrow eaves and pendulous, indeed, brick colored flowers and dark calyces. An easy grower, with abundant flowers, over a long period if the soil is kept fertile. protect below USDA zone 8b, maybe 8a, or bring inside for winter. Sun to dappled shade.
Malvaceae $9 3D

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Abutilon megapotamicum x 'Paisley' flowering maple
Variegated foliage, green splashed with yellow, sets this flowering maple apart from its cousins. Familiar “megapotamicum” flowers, sweet yellow bells backed by a dark red calyx, hang from the branches throughout the summer until cold weather. Sun to part shade in hottest climates with regular summer water and nutrients. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 9; also in zone 8 with mulch and overhead protection. Great in pots as well.
Malvaceae $12 3D

Abutilon x 'Louis Sasson'flowering maple
Smallish, deep red-orange, flowers clasped by a black calyx hang from black stems over a long blooming season. This was Parker’s favorite abutilon and it is very nice! Plant in a protected spot and out of afternoon blasty sun. Provide summer water and nutrients along with mulch or over head protection where temperatures drop to 18 to 20F, upper USDA zone 8.
Malvaceae $009 3D

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Abutilon x 'Mother of Pearl' flowering maple
ID: 12613 Stock: UMB-E11 Fuchsia colored
Malvaceae $14 4D

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Abutilon x megapotamicum - UC Davis White flowering maple
An unusual A. megapotamicum hybrid, shared with us by the University of California Arboretum at Davis. To an arching 6 ft, with hanging, white bells providing striking contrast to narrow, dark green leaves. The flowers are produced year-round providing temperatures are above about 20F, though plants have survived the low teens, mid USDA zone 8, with only some stem damage. Provide even moisture and nutrients along with dappled shade.
Malvaceae $009 2D

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Acacia pravissima oven's wattle
A lovely mimosa, becoming a large shrub or small, multi-trunked tree to 15 ft with odd-looking soft, evergreen foliage - actually small phyllodes or flattened leaf stalks - held close to the stems, and abundant, fragrant yellow blooms in spring. Best in full sun and well-drained soil with little summer water needed once established. Frost hardy for brief periods in the mid teens F, mid to upper USDA Zone 8.
Fabaceae $18 3D

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Actinidia 'Silver Lining' kiwi
A lovely, small, deciduous vine, shared with us by plantsman Ted Stephens. A bit more diminutive than other kiwis, growing to a dainty 10 ft or so, with narrow, platinum leaves and small flowers, truly insignificant unless you happen to be another kiwi. Tolerates sun but the foliage is most attractive in light shade. Enjoys good drainage and regular summer water. Has tested happily through USDA zone 7 winters.
Actinidiaceae $15 3D

Aeonium 'Cyclops'

Aeonium 'Cyclops'giant red aeonium
Reddish-bronze leaves with a green “eye” in the center are a standout on this large aeonium, to 4-5 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide. A cross between the darker A. ‘Zwartkop’ and the more wavy leaved A. undulatum, these succulents are cold hardy to 25F, USDA zone 9b, so best in pots or a very! protected area. Well-drained soil in sun or shade with little water for plants in the ground, a bit more in containers.
Crassulaceae $11 6in

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Aeschynanthus buxifolius

Gesneriaceae $16 2D

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Aesculus pavia
This red flowering, southeastern US native buckeye is well at home in the small garden, topping out at 15 ft with a very handsome silhouette. Scarlett candelabras of flowers cover the tree in spring. A bird magnet. Full sun to part shade in hottest climates. Likes fertile soil and moderate water; scorches in dry conditions. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Sapindaceae $14 4D

Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell'

Agapanthus 'Tinkerbell'dwarf variegated lily of the nile
The variegated companion to Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’ has dwarf foliage -- green with white edges -- and a dwarf flowering stalk of medium blue flowers rising to 18" above the 8" leaves. Useful as a container plant especially for its sprightly, variegated look. Enjoys sun to part shade in well-drained soil and average summer water. Evergreen to the mid 20s F, USDA zone 9b, and root hardy to at least 10F, zone 8, and probably colder.
Amaryllidaceae $11 4D

Agapanthus 'Winter Dwarf'

Agapanthus 'Winter Dwarf'dwarf lily of the nile
Selections from the old seedling strain of A. ‘Peter Pan’ and even smaller with strap-like leaves to only 6" or so and lavender-blue flowers on foot long stalks. Both dainty and indestructible in the garden. Does best in sun to part shade with regular water in spring and summer. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7, with mulch for extra protection.
Amaryllidaceae $10 4D

Agave montana

Agave montanamountain agave
One of the most sculptural century plants from high elevations in Mexico, this is often sandwiched between the larger, higher elevation Agave gentryi and the lower elevation Agave scabra and can show characteristics of both growing with pines and oaks. 1.5-2 ft, heavily toothed rosettes are deep olive-green brushed with blue. Accepts average garden moisture provided excellent drainage. Sun; adapts to partial shade. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae/Asparagaceae $16 3D

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Aloe Silver RidgeTM
A Proven Winner selection, this hybrid of A. 'Quicksilver' x A. 'Rare Flame' has light green leaves with chevrons of raised white ridges -- a striking pattern and contrast. To only 8-14" tall, these form clumps in full sun with very little supplemental summer water when planted in the ground. Potted plants need more moisture provided. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9. Easy in containers and as indoor plants.
Asparagaceae $014 4in

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Alstroemeria isabellana Peruvian Lily
From the periodic drought area of Brazil and Northern Argentina, this imbricate blue-green leaved perennial with dusty salmon colored flowers, as if that could ever happen, adorned with olive green tips flowers from Spring through Autumn. Winter deciduous, enjoys the occasional Summer irrigation. USDA Zone 7.
Alstroemeriaceae $12 2D

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Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata' white edged princess lily
A plant with many common names including Peruvian parrot lily, for it's red flowers tipped in green and white, and lily-of-the-Incas, referring to its origins in South America. This Japanese selection has variegated foliage, grayish green with irregular white edges, on stems to 12-18" tall that form slowly widening clumps (eventually enough to share...). Stems emerge in early autumn, flowering in spring and enjoying a period of dormancy in summer. Best in sun to part shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy to at least the bottom of USDA zone 7 with mulch.
Alstroemeriaceae $9 4in

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alyssum repens

Brassicaceae $11 2D

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Anemone x lipsiensis rock garden anemone
A natural hybrid, this cute little anemone has all the good qualities of the species and few of the bad. No ‘I turned my back and it ate my Hellebores”; no ‘It lifted the sidewalk.’ Large pale yellow flowers on very finely divided stems that carpet the ground in spring. Excellent knitter in the rock garden, rock wall or between stepping stones. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4. Excellent.
Ranunculaceae $12 4D

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Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii [red-leaved]

$14 4in

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Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
A Rancho Santa Ana introduction, this hybrid groundcover manzinita is much more durable on the west coast than the A. uva-ursi cultivars. A foot or so high by 4-6 feet wide. Full sun or part shade. Water every 3 weeks or so for best growth. Bronzed red foliage in winter; pink flowers in spring. Cold hardy to 0 to 10F, USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $15 2D

Arctostaphylos 'Ishi Pishi'

Arctostaphylos 'Ishi Pishi'
A 2017 Cistus introduction, this from an old village site on the Klamath river and growing to about 10 to 12 feet by almost equal width if left unpruned with delicate open habit and grey-green leaves. Abundant white flowers begin often by mid December lasting into March. Excellent screen or small garden tree. Mineral soil, best in full sun. USDA zone 7
Ericaceae $16 2D

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Arctostaphylos 'John Dourley'
Let this manzanita romp through your border, spreading to 6 ft wide and only 2-3 ft tall. A delicious and extremely durable, evergreen groundcover. Foliage is bronze in new growth and in winter, maturing to gray-green in summer. Late winter flowers are typical, manzanita bells, pink in this form and followed by red berries. Drought tolerant once established and frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $16 2D

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Arctostaphylos 'Monica'
Selected by Louis Edmonds, this cross between A. manzanita and A. densiflora is an upright shrub to 10 ft or more and can be trained as high as 15 ft. A handsome plant with green leaves, spring flowers that are many shades of pink and white -- both lovely against the dark mahogany bark that sheds in small curls. Easy in the garden, tolerating less than ideal conditions. More accepting of some summer water than most manzanitas but we recommend weaning after September to slow any luxurious growth before winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Ericaceae $15 3D

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Arctostaphylos 'Pebbles'

Ericaceae $15 2D

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Arctostaphylos aff. densiflorus 'Orleans'
A Cistus Introduction 2019. Is it real? We don't know. This unusual occurrence outside of its known range along the Klamath River in Northern California could be the result of a well intended road planting. These beautiful shrubs between 4 and 6 feet in height with rounded form, deep orange bark and on this plant, very red newer stems. Otherwise dark green 1" foliage and light white to pale pink flowers. An easy grower in bright light with little summer water. USDA Zone 7.
Ericaceae $12 2D

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Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'
A handsome garden tolerant and ground covering manzanita that often thrives where others fail. 10in tall x 6 ft or more wide. White flowers in winter through early spring. Excellent ground cover or spiller, even understory for larger manzanitas or ceanothus. Light shade to full sun. Tolerant of summer water. Upper USDA Zone 7
Ericaceae $16 2D

Arctostaphylos glandulosa x nevadensis 'Oregon Blue'

Arctostaphylos glandulosa x nevadensis 'Oregon Blue'
A Cistus Introduction: One of our favorite finds on the Oregon mountain region in the Siskiyou Mountains, one of the most diverse Arctostaphylos spots we've seen. This hybrid, involving nevadensis, and well, somebody really pretty and blue, grows in an ever-increasing low mound to 18 inches with the periphery spreading or weeping. The entire plant has a purple-blue cast with red stems and blue-grey leaves. Prolific white-pale pink flowers in winter and early spring. Full sun to light partial shade, mineral soil, careful with the summer water. Good medium scale groundcover for zone 6.
Ericaceae $15 2D

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Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Buena Vista'
From a particularly useful species, this selection from the northern California coast to about 18" or more in height by about 5' in as many years. A dense growth habit, they have the glossiest spring-green leaves and pearl colored flowers usually mid-winter. Excellent groundcover in sun to dappled shade for summer dry places. USDA zone 7
Ericaceae $15 2D

Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Green on Black'

Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Green on Black'hooker's mazanita
A Cistus Introduction. This compact clone from the Huckleberry Hill area of California's Monterey County is another in a great series of this most useful garden shrub. To only 18" high and wide, with particularly round, shiny green foliage and abundant, small pink flowers in late winter. Tolerant of both sand and clay, these like a bit of summer drought but are not incredibly happy over 100 F in particularly hot inland places. Works well as an understory to a larger arctostaphylos or as a fine ground cover where the leaf form and the wiry blackish stem can be seen. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Ericaceae $15 2D

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Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Mills'
One of the more diminutive of this northern California coastal species, this to only a couple of feet in height slowly spreading to 3-4' or more, densely held petite pointed shiny (and by the way very cute) leaves make a perfect background for the palest of pink masses of flowers occurring midwinter. A definite pollinator magnet. Sun, summer-dry. USDA zone 7
Ericaceae $15 2D

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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Blue Tip' - thick leaf
A Cistus introduction. A very pretty blue-leaved manzanita from Northern Lake County, California, to about 10’ to 12’ with a pyramidal shape, and thick, light blue leaves contrasting well with orange-red stems and bark. One of our earlier flowering selections, this one is often showing small chains of large white flowers early to mid December. Easy in cultivation given mineral soil and bright light, tolerating an occasional summer watering if needed. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $16 4D

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Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Green Bluff'
From a virtual manzanita savannah growing amid California juniper and blue oak this clone grows to 8' or more and can be coerced to 12' to 15' as a small tree, rounded form with deep lustrous green leaves and nearly white flowers from December to February all contrasting quite nicely with sinuous cinnamon colored bark. Very drought tolerant for summer dry climates, but can handle a bit of extra summer water. Zone 7, sun to part shade
ericaceae $16 3D

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Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis SBH 12150b

Ericaceae $16 2D

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Arctostaphylos nevadensis SBH 12227

$15 2D

Arctostaphylos nevadensis x columbiana 'Pistol Point'

Arctostaphylos nevadensis x columbiana 'Pistol Point'
A Cistus Introduction. From high bluffs east of Gold Beach, OR,in yet another hybrid manzanita population, comes what appears to be a cross between A. nevadensis var. knightii and A. glandulosa. This dainty creature, to about 18" in height, mounding yet weeping over any vertical surface it comes near, thought the growth points remain upright, giving it a frothy appearance. Has leaves of under 1/2", narrow, rich green, contrasting with red stems and dark orange bark where it can be seen. Nearly white flowers in winter. Full sun to dappled shade, prefers mineral soil and dry summer conditions. USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $16 2D

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Arctostaphylos nortensis SBH 9444 - Nathan's Compact
gray-blue, 3.5', Mt. Emily
$12 2D

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Arctostaphylos standfordiana 'Mills'

Ericaceae $15 2D

Arctostaphylos stanfordiana 'Twinn Valley'
A Cistus Introduction: Another of our favorite manzanita finds from the rich area of northern Lake County, CA, this 4-5 foot shrub with glossy green leaves supported by red stems sports the typical narrow, upheld nascent inflorescences with so many branches they appear almost as a smoke tree, Cotinus, even prior to the flower buds opening. Each opens to a pale pink in mid to late winter, prolonging the show. One of the easier species to grow and even a little tolerant of summer garden water (if not overdone). We think this is the prettiest A. stanfordiana yet! For bright sun to partial shade, minerally soil, USDA zone 7 if not 6
Ericaceae $18 2D

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Arctostaphylos stanfordiana SBH 9834

Ericaceae $16 2D

Arctostaphylos x 'Cave's Pink' manzanita
A Cistus introduction. A long underused manzanita with a native range from Baja to Oregon, this selection, a cross between glandulosa and cushianiana, from just southwest of Oregon's Caves National Monument, grows to 6 ft with mahogany bark, peachy pink flowers in late winter to spring all amid pink-tinted blue leaves. Can you believe it? Basal sprouting, so, unlike other manzanitas, can be cut back if you must. Fairly tolerant of garden water if the soil is well-drained. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $016 2D

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Arctostaphylos x 'Game Lake'
A Cistus introduction. Or, more accurately a Siskiyou Mt. introduction, this, on the edge of a vast serpentine range east of Pistol River, Oregon, is the result of an um...threeway cross producing a dense, spilling carpet of cheerful leaves maturing dusty blue, only about 6" in height, but over 10' wide. Pale pink flowers in late winter. Excellent for sunny slopes, containers, or wall spiller. Careful with summer water! Probably USDA zone 6.
Ericaceae $15 2D

Arisaema ringens - UCBG formjack-in-the-pulpit
A particularly robust form of an easy Jack-in-the-pulpit with an outstanding and dramatic flower resembling a cobra's head, the purple stalks topped with spathes of green and purple stripes folded over and showing the dark, purple-black interior. Herbaceious, emerging early in the spring with two, tripartite leaves from each bulb, eventually offsetting and forming clumps to 12-24" tall and up to 3 ft wide. Stunning in bright light, part sun or dappled shade, in moist, rich soil with regular water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5. Benefits from winter mulch.
Araceae $18 3D

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Aristolochia californica - Red Bluff, CA california pipevine
This western native Dutchman's pipe, indigenous through western California and southwest Oregon, is a vine to 8 ft or so or a happily scrambling specimen. Deciduous, with 3”, heart-shaped leaves and olive green stems that are quite attractive in their winter leaflessness. In spring and sometimes beyond into summer, light flowers appear -- the Dutchman's pipes of the common name -- often mottled or centered a maroon brown. Sun to part shade with afternoon protection in the hottest climates. Happy with extreme summer drought. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7. Host to the gorgeous blue Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
Aristolochiaceae $12 2D

Aristolochia sempervirens

Aristolochia sempervirensevergreen dutchman's pipe
Cool evergreen vine or goundcover, native to the Mediterranean, with heart-shaped leaves and in spring through fall "Dutchman pipe" flowers, yellow-throated, purplish tubes. Reaches 5 - 15 ft tall and thrives in sunny to partly shaded, gardens tolerating summer drought or water. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Aristolochiaceae $012 3D

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Armeria maritima ssp. elongata tall sea thrift
This vigorous matt-forming evergreen from northern Europe is like a steroidal version of our coastal native sea thrift. Everything is larger and more robust from the deep green grassy leaves to the large pink pom-poms, show off! Flowering starts in April and continues sporadically through summer if spent flowers are removed, thick foliage covers ground well to about 6" tall and 2' wide. Great in containers and any well drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought when established but best with a drink every few weeks in summer, who isn't really? Favored by bees and Butterflies. Cold hardy in USDA zone 6.
plumbaginaceae $14 2D

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Artemesia ludoviciana 'Cedar Silver'
A Cistus introduction (2016) from a most intriguing island in the Deschutes river in North Central Oregon's desert county, and also home to the northern most hydropinically fed calocedrus grove, comes this intense silver grey perennial to about 18" spreading to 3 feet or more, pale cream flowers, excellent for dry gardens, best in full sun, excellent knitter. USDA Zone 4, possibly less.
Asteraceae $12 2D

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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Deschutes Silver'

Asteraceae $11 3D

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artemisia mollenerii

Asteraceae $11 2D

Asarum hartwegii

Asarum hartwegiihartweg's wild ginger
Native to northern California and southwestern Oregon and rare in cultivation, this wild ginger has heart-shaped mottled leaves and maroon, spring flowers held close to the ground -- worth getting on one’s knees for. A good groundcover for the moist, shady garden, spreading by rhizomes. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Aristolochiaceae $15 4in

Asphodeline lutea

Asphodeline luteaking's spear
One of the best of the old fashioned garden standards for the modern landscape. Herbaceous perennial native to the eastern Mediterranean. Narrow gray-green leaves form clumps to 12" tall and long-lasting, highly scented yellow flowers rise above on leafy stalks in early summer. Full sun in rich, well-drained soil with some summer moisture especially in the hottest climates. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 6, and even upper zone 5 in protected locations with winter mulch.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $12 3D

Aspidistra 'Spek-tacular'

Aspidistra 'Spek-tacular'
Shared with us by plantsman, Linda Guy, this wonderful cast iron plant, growing to over 3 ft tall with narrow dark green leaves, has way spotted leaves held upright, almost glowing with the creamy spreckles. Clumps to about 4 ft wide in a reasonable time. Able to withstand dark shade to dappled light but bleaches in too much sun. Prefers damp well drained soil. Excellent container. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $22 4D

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Aspidistra attenuata BSWJ 377 attenuate cast iron plant

Asparagaceae $16 3D

Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa'

Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa'cast iron plant
First introduced to the US, we believe, by Barry Yinger, this diminutive evergreen perennial, to about 1 ft or so in height, has very shiny leaves in dense clumps, each leaf stripped and splashed various shades of gold. Not the most stable creature in the world ... but then, neither are most of our friends ... and should be relieved of the occasional rogue green sport that might appear. Slow growing but one of the more striking variegated cast iron plants. Fine in even the very darkest shade with summer water to establish and for faster growth. Excellent container plant for medium to very low light. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 6.
Asparagaceae $16 4D

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Aspidistra elatior 'Gold Sunray'
Particularly upright and narrow leaves cast iron or maybe cast gold plant (either ore) leaves only to about 4" in width, up to 24" in length. Deep glossy green with narrow, pale streaks. For deep shade, container or ground. More summer water = more growth. USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $19 4D

Aspidistra elatior 'Seiun' ['Living Cloud']

Aspidistra elatior 'Seiun' ['Living Cloud']cast iron plant
Small and hard-to-find aspidistra, the leaves only 2" wide by 12" tall and heavily spreckled with yellow spots on both sides, forming a cheerful, multi-stemmed, clumping perennial for the woodland garden in bright shade to the darkest part of the garden. Lovers of rich soil and even moisture, they are not supposed to be attractive to deer. Evergreen in upper USDA zone 8; root hardy to 10F, the bottom of zone 8; and a bright, sturdy houseplant where temperatures drop into zone 7.
Asparagaceae $18 4D

Aspidistra minutiflora 'Spangled Ribbons'

Aspidistra minutiflora 'Spangled Ribbons'spangled cast iron plant
Introduced by Don Jacob this appears very much like A. caespitosa 'Jade Ribbons' with 18" leaves, about 1" wide, tinted blue, and held very upright, but these have endearing yellow polka dots throughout. Slow growing like all cast iron plants, but growth can be hastened with fertile soil and extra summer moisture, especially where nights are cool. Like the others, capable of growing in very dark rooms (they like to hang out in bars) and of course the shadiest nooks in the garden. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8; zone 7 with protection.
Asparagaceae $18 4D

Aspidistra tonkinensis 'Spotty'

Aspidistra tonkinensis 'Spotty'cast iron plant
A Cistus introduction of a lovely species, this our seedling selection from Southeast China, with graceful, long green leaves, to 3 ft or more, emerging with black sheaths, the leaves humorously spotted almost golden. Tolerant of deep shade and drought, but more pleased with ample summer moisture and good soil. Thus far frost hardy to upper USDA zone 7. We think this is one of the most graceful of all the aspidistras.
Asparagaceae $22 4D

Aucuba chinensis 'Spotty'

Aucuba chinensis 'Spotty'
A Cistus introduction. Our aucuba phase is now of long standing as this very useful group of plants, found in only a few clones and usually lurking under stairwells, has so much to offer. A graceful, 4 ft, evergreen shrub, 'Spotty' has narrow leaves, to only about 1” x 4” sprayed with yellow polka dots. Excellent for deep, dark, dry shade! Happiest with some summer water in very dry summer places or way back there under the the stairs. Frost hardy as cold as upper USDA zone 6.
Garryaceae $16 4D

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Aucuba japonica 'Alabai'
A Cistus introduction. This selection from an old north Portland watering hole of the same name offers very large leaves of 6 inches or more of dark green adorned with creamy yellow polka dots, seeming to swirl before ones eyes a wonderful echo of many a late night patron leaving the premises. To 8 feet or more adding bold texture to a shady garden spot. This plant is male with small purple flowers adding interest in late winter. Drought tolerant though summer water speeds growth. Zone 7, if not 6.
Garryaceae $16 3D

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Aucuba japonica 'Dark Moon'
A Cistus introduction, this gracile plant produces narrow, densely speckled foliage on compact 4' plants with stems and bracts a deep moody purple. A female, this produces warm, orange red fruit in late summer lasting often through winter. Excellent for deep or mid shade, drought tolerant though summer water helpful. USDA Zone 6.
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Aucuba japonica 'Katoaba'
Another flashy Aucuba, this with large bright gold centers on 5" leaves on a rather dense 4-5' shrub. Orange fruit contrasts sharply late autumn through winter. Perfect for lighting up a dark corner whether in the ground or container. Average water though able to endure a surprising amount of drought if not in direct sun. USDA zone 7 if not upper 6.
Garryaceae $16 4in

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Aucuba japonica 'Lisa White'
Given to us by Atlanta plantsman, Ozzie Johnson, and named for, well, Lisa, with 4-5'" narrow, speckled leaves on a compact shrub, a great addition to a shady garden with very pale fruit from autumn through winter on this female plant. Evergreen. Hardy to USDA zone 7, if not 6. Shade to dappled sun. Extra summer water to push new growth in dry climates.
Garryaceae $16 3D

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Aucuba japonica 'Moonbright'
A Cistus introduction. This lovely shrub came as a seedling form plants shared with us by grand Aucubologist Ozzie Johnson. To 6-8" with densely held foliage of narrow lightly streaked and cream-margined leaves and pleasing orange-red fruit in winter. Easy to grow, and excellent for dark corners or container. One of the all too rare broad leaved evergreens hardy in USDA zone 6. For dappled to full shade, somewhat drought tolerant once established.
Garryaceae $16 3D

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Aucuba japonica 'Ova Easy'
A Cistus introduction. Not to be overloooked, this fairly stable all-gold sport of A. 'Overloook' has 4-6" toothed leaves, spring green and velveteen gold when exposed to more light. To 6' or so, a very cheery addition to a dark corner. Particularly adapted to shade, best out of full or afternoon sun. Fine container plant or even indoor. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6. Surprisingly drought tolerant in dry shade when established.
Garryaceae $16 3D

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'japanese laurel
Many garderners forget just how nice the large red aucuba fruit can be. Aucuba japonica ‘Rozanne’ is self-fertile and, from tiny purple flowers, produces unusually large red berries, beautiful against the shiny, leathery leaves, and often lasting through the winter. This is a handsome, evergreen shrub, to 3-4 ft tall and wide, with dark leaves and green stems. Happy growing in the lightest or deepest shade where soil is rich and summer water is provided. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, and said to be unpalatable to deer.
Garryaceae $16 4D

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Aucuba sp. [Willis H.]

Garryaceae $15 3D

Azara dentata

Azara dentata
With sweet fragrance from its bright yellow flowers in spring, this evergreen Chilean shrub or small tree shines in the mixed border. Sun to part sun with a bit of summer water. Easily pruned to tree form, plants can reach 12 ft or so but can be trimmed and maintained at smaller sizes. Frost hardy in the Pacific Northwest, at temperatures of 12F, USDA zone 8.
Salicaceae $14 4D

Azara dentata - 11th Avenue

Azara dentata - 11th Avenue
With sweet fragrance from its bright yellow flowers in spring, this evergreen Chilean shrub or small tree shines in the mixed border. Sun to part sun with a bit of summer water. Easily pruned to tree form, plants can reach 12 ft or so but can be trimmed and maintained at smaller sizes. Frost hardy in the Pacific Northwest, at temperatures of 12F, USDA zone 8. This clone from a tree on 11th Avenue in Portland.
Salicaceae $12 2D

Azara integrifolia

Azara integrifoliagoldspire azara
We like azaras, including this Chilean species, a large shrub or small tree that is a bit gawkier than others, but its spring blooms - fragrant, yellow powderpuffs that are lovely against the dark green, leathery leaves - make up for any small physical flaws. The purple-blue fruit, loved by birds, is an added charm. Easily to 12 ft tall or so and up to 30 ft over a long time, the canopy becoming denser in age. Best in sun with good drainage and at least occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Salicaceae $12 2D

Baccharis magellanica

Baccharis magellanica
From southern Argentina, a place rich in baccharis species, comes this ground hugging plant from the wind-swept Magellanic Plains. This male clone, only 4-6" in height spreading to 4 ft or more with 1/4" glossy evergreen leaves makes a fabulous ground cover for bright light situations needing only occasional summer water where dry. Roots as it spreads. Late winter to spring cream-colored flowers enhance its appearance and make local pollinators do the happy dance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Asteraceae $12 2D

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Baccharis pilularis 'Creeping Green' coyote bush
A Cistus introduction. Found on the windswept Oregon coast, this ground covering, evergreen shrub, to about 3 ft tall x 6 ft wide, has 1/2" dusty green foliage brushed gray-blue and, in late fall to early spring, creamy male flowers. We value this highly, not only for its weed suppression, but it is also a playground for Winter pollinators. Though the difference between fragrance and odor is in the nose of the beholder, these flowers waft the gentle scent of Grandma's attic in the winter breeze, just sayin. Tolerant of summer drought once established, this is good, large scale ground cover for the dry garden in sun to part shade where drainage is good. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8.
Asteraceae $12 2D

Beesia deltophylla

Beesia deltophylla
Very nice small, evergreen groundcover from China with shiny, heart-shaped leaves and spikes of white flowers in late summer. Lovely vein patterns add texture to the leathery foliage. Plants form clumps 18” wide x 1 ft tall in dappled shade to full shade. Tolerant of many soils but best planted in areas that are consistently moist and well-drained soil. Creates a good backdrop for other shade loving perennials. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Ranunculaceae $14 4in

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Begonia 'Chandler's Hardy'
From plantsman Shayne Chandler, from a group trip several years ago this lovely creature, looking a bit like a hefty form of B. hemsleyana grows to a vigorous 18" with leaves mottled silver-pink and white, with pink flowers rising above. Tough in any woodland situation given adequate drainage and consistent summer water. Deciduous, USDA Zone 7b.
$16 4D

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Begonia chitoensis
Another hardy begonia to add to the garden. This one collected at high elevation in China. Rather tough, glossy leaves that remain evergreen unless a major frost should happen. Pink flowers in late summer through autumn. 16-18in tall. USDA zone 7. Zone 6 with mulch.
Begoniaceae $9 4D

Begonia emeiensis DJHC 98479

Begonia emeiensis DJHC 98479
A Dan Hinkley collection from Emei Shan and a striking addition to the increasingly large repertoire of begonias hardy in USDA zone 6 or above, this with 6-8” succulent, heart-shaped leaves and, in late summer and fall, attractive clusters of luscious pink flowers within the canopy. Shade to afternoon shade in moist conditions. Evergreen into the upper 20s F; deciduous but resprouting handily in early spring after temperatures as low as -10F, USDA zone 6, especially if mulched. A swollen (node) at the end of each leaf petiole can sprout and increase the plant. Easy.
Begoniaceae $16 4in

Berberidopsis corallina

Berberidopsis corallina
Rewarding evergreen climber with leathery, heart-shaped leaves and, in summer, dangling bunches of deep, coral-pink flowers.. A scrambler, to 8 ft, that needs the support of a wall or neighboring shrub as well as moist, rich soil, free of lime, and part shade to shade. An oddity from the Chilean Andes. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Berberidopsidaceae $16 3D

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berberis 'Lime Blow'

Berberidaceae $14 2D

Berberis jamesiana 'Exuberant'

Berberis jamesiana 'Exuberant'jame's barberry
Splendid, tall, deciduous shrub, this from a particularly lovely specimen growing near Cistus on Suavie Island and having reached 12 ft tall and nearly as wide in 10 years. Hard to resist with its large green leaves and abundant hanging clusters of fruit that begin pale yellow and gradually turn vivid red-orange - each stage more gorgeous than the last, decorating the entire plant. Brilliant fall foliage is a bonus. Fine in sun to part shade with little summer water necessary once established. Said to be deer resistant as well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Berberidaceae $14 4D

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Bergeranthus jamesii - cl 2
Ice plant relative from South Africa, to only about 2” tall in clumps to 5-6” wide with succulent, triangular leaves. In summer, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers cover the the plant. Requires very good drainage in lean soil, sun in all but the very hottest climates, and an occasional watering in summer by hose or monsoon. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Aizoaceae $8 4in

Blechnum penna-marina

Blechnum penna-marinaalpine water fern
Native to the southern hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand as well as South America, this is a dwarf, evergreen fern, to only 12" tall, with dense fronds that emerge bronze and age to dark green. A lovely groundcover for part to full shade, spreading slowly primarily by underground rhizomes to form clumps. Doesn't actually grow in water -- in spite of the common name -- but often near water courses. Enjoys moist conditions as long as drainage is good. Best if roots aren't planted too deep. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Blechnaceae $14 4D

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Bletilla 'Yokohama'
This delightful hardy ground orchid features beautiful ultra- violet pink blooms borne in clusters on 1-2' stems, dancing above the deciduous foliage, from June through July. Spreads 2-3'. Part shade to shade, well-drained soil, USDA zone 6.
Orchidaceae $14 3D

Brachyglottis greyi x monroi UCSC 89.189

Brachyglottis greyi x monroi UCSC 89.189
From a plant at the University of California Santa Cruz that had been in the garden for more than 20 years, quite possibly one of the Dunedin Hybrids from the 1950s. This form to about 3.5 ft tall with elongated and scalloped leaves, gray-green on top and nearly white on the undersides -- an elegant bi-color effect. Sun to dappled shade. Somewhat drought tolerant but best with some summer water in dry places. Loves cool coastal conditions; dislikes hot humid areas, i.e., the eastern US (sorry). Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Asteraceae $14 3D

Brachyglottis monroi

Brachyglottis monroi
This very dense little New Zealand shrub daisy is grown much more for its glossy, brownish green, undulate-margined foliage and tomentose (fuzzy) undersides than for its summer tiny yellow flowers. Handsome in the garden reaching to 5 ft or so. Prefers full sun and regular summer water. The hardiest parent of the Dunedin Group; frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Asteraceae $13 2D

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Buddleja araucana
This evergreen, South American buddleja deserves a place in everyone’s garden. To 4-6 ft tall and wide, its creamy white, fragrant summer flowers compliment the silvery white undersides of the long, narrow, gray-green leaves. Sun to part shade with some summer water. Frost hardy into the teens F, upper USDA zone 8, and root hardy in lower zone 8, resprouting if damaged by lower temperatures. Also known as Buddleja nappii.
Scrophulariaceae $14 2D

Buddleja globosa

Buddleja globosaorange ball tree
To see it in bloom is to covet this cheerful plant, ours a Cistus collection from the highlands of Argentina. To 6-12 ft tall or so with long, narrow, "woolly" leaves of green-silver-grey and copious, 2" diameter, orange-yellow, puffball flowers.-- fragrant of course. Full sun and well-drained soil with regular water. Frost hardy and deciduous in USDA zone 7; semi-evergreen in upper zone 8 and above.
Scrophulariaceae $012 3D

Buxus sempervirens 'Golden Swirl'

Buxus sempervirens 'Golden Swirl'golden common box
A collection from a lone surviving shrub in the shade of an ancient pecan in a North Portland “garden”, this 8 ft boxwood has a tall, rather narrow habit, with upright branchlets and a pleasing creamy-gold variegation throughout the leaves. Drought tolerant and vigorous. You should have one. We would like to see it used as good garden furniture. Considering its “habitat” it must be very drought tolerant and, from the original plant’s appearance, able to withstand occasional pruning with chainsaws. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, at least.
Buxaceae $14 2D

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