Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Fall 2020

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Haworthia tessellata - UK Coll. cl 1

Xanthorrhoeaceae $9 2D

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 $12 2D

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Hebe 'Hythe Hybrid'
A Cistus introduction, originally given to us as an unnamed seedling by Hythe Nursery of the United Kingdom. Dark green foliage year round and dark violet flowers in spring and summer make this hebe stand out. Can reach 2 ft over time in full to part sun with average summer water and good drainage. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Plantaginaceae $11 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 $12 2D

Hebe 'Mrs. Winder'

Hebe 'Mrs. Winder'
Striking and colorful evergreen shrub, the dark green, narrow leaves adding purple highlights in new growth and during cold weather. Late summer flowers are lovely spikes of lavender-purple. To 3 ft tall x 2 ft wide over time in well-drained soil in sun to part sun with regular summer water. Best protected from cold winter winds, but otherwise frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Plantaginaceae $9 2D

Hebe 'Red Edge'

Hebe 'Red Edge'
A seedling of H. albicans that originated in 1968 at County Park Nursery in the United Kingdom, we brought ours as cuttings from there in 1995. Plants form the same 2-3 ft, dense mounds, beautifully patterned in silver-blue leaves edged in maroon-pink, and bearing mauve flowers in June to July. We have planted ours in combination with Phormium tenax 'Pink Sprite', Nerines, and small, silver-leaved shrubs. Low USDA zone 8, possibly briefly zone 7 (though that would nuke the Phormium.)
Plantaginaceae $12 2D

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Hebe anomala 'Purpurea Nana'
Gorgeous hebe, colorful in all seasons! Beginning with green leaves on dark purple stems throughout the summer, the leaves turn purple in winter with bronzing on the tips. A small, evergreen shrub, to 3 ft tall x 2 ft wide over time with upright form. Best in sun to part shade in well-drained soil with occasional summer water once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7, with good drainage.
Plantaginaceae $9 2D

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Hebe buchananii hollow leaved hebe
Sweet, small hebe, to only 12" tall x 12-14" wide with small, pale green, succulent leaves, seemingly stacked along the stems, and clusters of white flowers in mid to late summer just in time to make the bees happy. Discovered by and named for John Buchanan, a Scotsman who botanised in New Zealand during the mid 19th century. Does well in full sun to light shade with very good drainage and summer water for best appearance. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6 with that good drainage.
Plantaginaceae $9 2D

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Hebe glaucophylla
Hardy and drought tolerant, this Hebe's ever-gray foliage spreads at a height of 16" and blooms in early summer with clusters of pure white. Prefers well-drained soil and lots of sun. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Plantaginaceae $14 2D

Hebe glaucophylla 'Korbel Pewter'

Hebe glaucophylla 'Korbel Pewter'
A useful evergreen shrub with natural good looks. Like the species, an upright shrub to 2 ft x 2 ft with small, gray-green leaves, grayer in this cultivar as the name would suggest. Blooms in early summer with clusters of pure white. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil in sun to part shade with average summer moisture. Evergreen to at least mid-USDA zone 8 and possibly lower.
Plantaginaceae $9 2D

Hebe gracillima UCSC 91-910

Hebe gracillima UCSC 91-910
From New Zealand, an upright-growing shrub, to 4 ft, from around Westport and montane to lowland sites in the northwest part of South Island. The narrow, lanceolate to oblong leaves are a most attractive, bright blue-green. White flowers appear in early to mid spring and often into winter. Sun to part sun, good drainage and normal water. Frost hardy to the upper end of USDA zone 7.
Plantaginaceae $9 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 $11 2D

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Hebe salicifolia
A very tall and bushy hebe, to an eventual 6-8 ft tall and wide, with long, narrow, willow-like leaves, and, in summer, spikes of white to pale lilac flowers. Sun to part shade out of drying winds in soil that drains well with moderate summer water to establish and occasionally thereafter. USDA zone 8.
$12 2D

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Hebe salicornioides
Rare plant from New Zealand, largely confined to catchment of the Clarence River, growing on slopes and valley floors from 3,600-5,000 ft in Nelson, Marlborough and N. Canterbury Mountains -- and, indeed, looking very much like pickle weed. A densely branched little "whipcord" -- usually under 15" -- with spring green leaves and white flowers in early summer on upright branchlets. A very architectural little plant that adds great texture to containers. Sun to part sun, good drainage and normal water. Has been reported frost hardy into upper USDA zone 7.
Plantaginaceae $12 2D

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Hebe topiaria UCSC 89.210
A very hardy hebe with such compact, tight growth that it does, indeed, look like a trimmed topiary in maturity. Leaves are gray-green with creamy edges and are held at an upright angle creating an interesting texture in an evergreen shrub that eventually reaches 3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide. In the best of times, small, gauzy white flowers are decorative in late spring to early summer. Good drainage is important for hebes and full sun with occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
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

Hedera nepalensis - adult formnepal ivy
This from an old plant at the infamous Western Hills nursery, a shrub to roughly 4 feet with architectural narrow leaves to about 5 inches streaked silver and burgundy in winter. Juvenile growth can arise from these, they can either be allowed or trimmed. This is not an invasive species on the West Coast, enjoys some summer water, sun to dappled shade, excellent in container. USDA Zone 6.
Araliaceae $14 2D

Heimia salicifolia

Heimia salicifolia
A surprisingly handsome small deciduous shrub native from the Southern US to Argentina. Clear lemon yellow flowers cover the narrow leaves in summer. Extremely abuse resistant. Full to part sun. A little summer water. 3 to 4' feet.
Lythraceae $16 3D

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Helleborus x 'Golden Sunrise' Winter Jewels
Another new, large-flowering hellebore from Oregon's own master hybridizer, Marietta O'Byrne. 'Golden Sunrise' has a youthful combination of single, clear yellow petals with cheerful dark red picotee freckling and veining! To 18" tall and 24" wide. Perfect for woodland areas in part shade where it can spread out. Flowers, which can appear as early as January and last until April, are downward facing and large, almost 3" across! Trim old leaves to the ground in late winter before the buds emerge to allow flowers maximum impact. Very cold hardy. Zone 5.
Ranunculaceae $16 2in

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Helleborus x hybridus - pink picotee
Featuring soft white single blooms edged in a lovely lavendar-pink, these beauties begin flowering as early as December. For part sun to shade in humus rich soil with average summer water. Cultivated in the gardens at Cistus Nursery. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
$18 4D

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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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Hemiboea subcapitata

Gesneriaceae $14 2D

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Hesperaloe parviflora - red

Liliaceae $16 2D

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Hesperoyucca whipplei

Asparagaceae $14 4in

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Heteromeles arbutifoliatoyon
Native western shrub, eventually 6-8 ft, from Baha north and just touching southern Oregon. 4” dusty green leaves, white spring flowers, and orange-red berries that atttract birds in fall and winter. Full sun and lean, well-drained soil. Summer drought tolerant. Prune to shape. Mistaken for holly in the hills around LA...thus “Hollywood”... Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Rosaceae $12 3D

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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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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 zones 3.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $16 4D

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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 $19 4D

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Hydrangea integrifolia climbing hydrangea
Evergreen, climbing hydrangea blooming from June to September with lovely white lace-caps that bees and butterflies love. The shiny foliage brightens up any partly shady or shady spot. Rich soil and average summer moisture is best. Can reach 10 ft or more but is easily pruned in autumn or early spring. Though self-clinging, outreaching branches can break so some support is required. Very frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Hydrangeaceae $14 2D

Hydrangea lobbii

Hydrangea lobbii
In our never-ending search for new hydrangeas, especially the evergreens.... this mid elevation species from Taiwan provides horizontal, rounded, glossy green leaves and rounded, flattened heads of fertile flowers surrounded by white to the palest pink, sterile bracts, over 1", appearing to float amid the dark green background. In our garden it has remained evergreen and rewarding, having only suffered during the dry, 20ºF cold spell of 2003. A plant for dappled shade in a protected corner, provided plentiful moisture and out of drying wind. Upper end of USDA zone 8; will recover from a bit lower if mulched.
Hydrangeaceae $14 2D

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Halo'

Hydrangeaceae $12 4D

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Yuki Gessno'

Hydrangeaceae $14 3D

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Hymenolepis parviflora coulter bush
This beautiful and drought tolerant South African native brings fine silvery texture and flatened umbels of fragrant golden flowers in spring and late summer. A magnet for bees and butterflies. Grows 3 to 4' tall and wide in a single season and thrives in full sun with only occasional water, prune it down after flowering to keep it more compact. Only hardy to 20 to 25 degrees so an attractive annual or filler in new gardens. Cold hardy in zone 9 or above.
Asteraceae $12 3D

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Hypericum empetrifolium 'Nanum' miniature st. john's wort
Tiny leaved St. John's wort, perfect for the well-drained, rock garden creeping along at less than 1" tall and producing golden yellow flowers in early summer. Full sun to part shade is fine with rich soil and regular summer water for best performance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Hypericaceae $11 4D

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 3D

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Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
A particularly useful form of the oft used I. crenata, this miniature “Italian cypress” forms a handsome evergreen exclamation point in the landscape, growing to 5-6 ft or so, maintaining a very narrow width, often not more than 1 ft to 18”, a very good structure for the garden or container. Tolerant of dappled shade and certainly full sun, preferring at least occasional summer water. Cold hardy in USDA zone 6.
Aquifoliaceae $14 4D

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Ilex x 'Mary Nell'
Given to us by the late J.C. Raulston and name after the great holly man himself, Tom Dodd, comes this fairly rapid-growing hybrid, which forms an 8-10' pyramidal shape in a few years and then slowly marches to 20-25'. Leaves have a most interesting ruffled texture and gloss, giving it an almost artificial appearance. Excellent screen, easily hedged, but we think it's better looking if you don't. USDA zone 7, possibly 6. Sun to 3/4 shade. Give it a little extra water in summer dry places. Excellent container specimen.
Aquifoliaceae $12 3D

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Ilex x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'
The hybrid itself is a beautiful plant but I. x a 'Sunny Foster' is a dazzlingly golden yellow soaring to 6-8 ft in a dense pyramid. Not sunburning for us in even the most reflective places, it is also warmed by orange-red fruit in fall and winter. Any well-drained soil. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7, maybe 6 with protection.
Aquifoliaceae $15 4D

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Impatiens cathcartii 'Cherry Bomb'
This wonderful selection was shared with us by Mr. Impatiens himself, Derick Pitman, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh in northern India, and differs from the usual yellow blooming form in two ways. First, it bares distinct maroon spotted stems, and second, red calyxes from which paired blooms emerge as early as late spring in cool climates. From damp places, preferring cool temperatures and rich, moist soil, and bright light for best bloom color. Similar to I. mengtszeana, up to 18" in height and rambling wider, though not quite as aggressively. Hardy to USDA zone 9b, most likely root hardy to zone 8.
Balsaminaceae $14 4D

Impatiens omeiana

Impatiens omeiana
A handsome, hardy dwarf impatiens, winter deciduous, with cream-yellow flowers hidden by the handsomely variegated foliage. Reaches 8-10” tall and spreads slowly but has not seeded around. Part shade to shade with regular moisture. Very well behaved and frost hardy, resprouting in USDA zone 7, and possibly lower, with mulch.
Balsaminaceae $12 2D

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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 4D

Impatiens omeiana 'Silver Pink'

Impatiens omeiana 'Silver Pink'
This wonderful new selection of the Mt. Omei impatiens spreads slowly into a dense colony of 6" bronzy stems and gorgeous leaves in a dark bronzy green sprinkled with silver, like fairy dust, with central veins in pink that darkens and spills into the leaf. Yum. Mustard to salmon flowers make a great contrast from late summer to frost. Shade to deep shade in moist soil with, of course, summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Balsaminaceae $12 3D

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Iochroma australe 'Lago Azul'
A Cistus introduction. Visitors to our gardens seem always to be drawn to this hardy deciduous shrub. Deep indigo bells, like miniature Brugmansia flowers, cover it in summer. Sun to part shade with regular water, this fast grower can reach 6 ft or more but is easily pruned to shape in spring. Be the first on your block... USDA zone 8.
Solanaceae $15 3D

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 4D

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Iris 'Big Wheel' [Pacific Coast Hybrid]

iridaceae $16 4D

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Iris unguicularis 'Ginny Hunt'
A Cistus introduction. .well, kind of. Actually grown from seed from the fabulous plantswomen Ginny Hunt. Of all the plants, this clone has much larger, more deeply purple-blue flowers on robust, evergreen plants from November often into April. Handsome year-round. Good for winter cut. Sun to light shade. Cold hardy in USDA zone 7.
Iridaceae $14 4D

Jasminum mesnyi 'Full Moon'

Jasminum mesnyi 'Full Moon'primrose jasmine
Also known as Jasminum primulinum, a mounding shrub to 4-5 ft or a vine to 10 ft or more, these with green leaves and some gold variegation. But the flowers are bright yellow and double, very striking from spring through autumn. Sun for best color but very adaptable to shade. Drought tolerant though appreciates occasional summer water in dry climates. Frost hardy to 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8. Shared with us by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinianus.
Oleaceae $12 4D

Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise'

Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise'
Summer blooming jasmine with white, intensely fragrant flower and golden foliage that creates wonderful color and texture in the garden. Deciduous viining shrub, growing quickly to 6-10 ft. Full to part sun with average moisture. Cold hardy to USDA zone 8.
Oleaceae $16 4in

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Juniperus communis var. saxatilis 'Prolific Blue'

Cupressaceae $14 2D

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Kirengeshoma palmata yellow wax-bells
Native to mountains in Korea and Japan, this shade-loving, deciduous perennial has large, dark green and shiny, maple-shaped leaves on stems to 4 ft tall forming clumps to 2-3 ft wide, all decorated in late summer with clusters of showy, pale yellow bells at the end of each stem. Performs best in rich, composty soil with regular summer water in part to full shade. Can be divided in early spring just as new growth appears. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Hydrangeaceae $16 4D

Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'

Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'christmas cheer poker plant
Flowers from mid December to March, with briliant red-orange plumes -- the latest (or earliest-- depending how you look at it) flowering red hot poker! Any lingering hummingbirds are gonna love you. To 2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide in full sun. Best with a little summer water; less on the coast. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $16 4in

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Kniphofia 'Yellow Cheer'
As the name says.. this late season "red hot poker" has cones of yellow tubes opening from chartreuse buds held on sturdy green 4' stalks late August to October. Robust lax leaves form clumps about 3 feet wide. For sun to part shade with regular summer water. USDA zone 8
xanthorrhoeaceae $16 4D

Kniphofia caulescens

Kniphofia caulescensred hot poker
Narrow, evergreen, blue-green leaves maintain a good garden presence throughout the year so the July-August flowers, orange and yellow on 4 ft spikes are a wonderful bonus. Heat and drought tolerant, so bright sun and little summer water. Enjoy! Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $16 4in

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Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance' fire dance dwarf red hot poker
These South African natives, from the high Drakensburg Mountains, stand only 18" tall, forming a clump to 18" wide. Good for a small, perennial bed. Flowers are bi-color red and yellow on spikes. Easy in good garden soil with little summer water but lots of sun. Extremely frost hardy; to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $12 3D

Kniphofia northiae

Kniphofia northiaegiant poker
A hot poker that always looks good. Evergreen plant, from seed collected in South Africa by Cistus, has yucca-like leaves, to 6” wide x 2 ft long, and a bit of a trunk. Thick flowers of creamy yellow topped with salmon appear in early spring and often in fall. Full to part sun in any soil, any drainage. Drought tolerant but best with summer water. Adaptable! Cold hardy to USDA zone 6.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $14 4D

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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 $11 4in

Lampranthus deltoides

Lampranthus deltoidespink ice plant
Seriously cute ice plant from South Africa, this one evergreen with succulent, fleshy leaves -- light blue-green and 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 $7 4in

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Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia'

Lauraceae $14 4D

Laurus nobilis 'Crispa'

Laurus nobilis 'Crispa'undulate grecian laurel
Also known as "wavy bay," this selection of Grecian laurel has leaves that are not only tasty, used for flavoring meats and soups, but also handsome, the leaf edges crisply textured with tight undulations. Easy to grow, this large shrub to small tree, to 12 ft tall or so, is evergreen, upright and fast-growing in full sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little to no summer water once well established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Sometimes found as Laurus nobilis 'Undulata.'
Lauraceae $14 3D

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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

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Laurus nobilis 'Starbright'
A Cistus introduction, but given to us by plantsman Mike Remmick of a plant he selected and has grown in McMinnville Oregon for many years. Upright in habit with luxurious red-purple stems and fluted leaves making an imbricate pattern with the typical culinary flavor and aroma. Expect 20-25' but easily trimmed and excellent for a container. Sun to part shade in upper USDA zone 7, prefers good drainage and able to withstand summer drought.
Lauraceae $15 2D

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 $11 2D

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 $15 3D

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Leptospermum lanigerum - Mt. Wall
This Tasmanian collection to only about 4 feet with densely held olive green, grey-tinted and bubblegum scented foliage. Bears white flowers in early to mid spring, occasionally after. Great for a low hedge or can be lifted to expose attractive golden stringy bark. A tough garden subject requiring only occasional summer water where dry, also withstanding poor drainage and heavy soils. Bright light, upper USDA zone 7.
Myrtaceae $16 2D

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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 $12 2D

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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

Leptospermum sp. [Eugene, OR hardy]

Leptospermum sp. [Eugene, OR hardy]
Collected and shared with us by plantsman Ian Barclay, this clone of a tough plant from Eugene, Oregon, has small, dark green leaves on dark stems, similar, we think, to L. sericeum but with the added provenance of having been through some of the coldest winters in Eugene's Willamette Valley frost pocket. By its early growth rate, we would guess to an eventual height of 6-8 ft, or smaller with pruning or hedging. White spring flowers are often repeated into fall. Sun to part shade in well-drained soil with at least occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Myrtaceae $12 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.
$11 4in

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Lewisia cotyledon

Primulaceae $11 2in

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Lewisia cotyledon [red? seedlings]

Montiaceae $9 3D

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Libertia - Pale Green Sport of 'Taupo Blaze'

Iridaceae $14 4D

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Libertia 'Amazing Grace' amazing grace satin flower
Useful iris family relative from New Zealand with green, somewhat stiff, grassy leaves forming fan-shaped clumps, the creamy white, late spring flowers, standing above on airy, arching stems. To 24-30" tall in clumps to 15" wide in sun to part shade with good drainage, lean soil, and regular summer water. Evergreen to the mid teens F, mid USDA zone 8, and root hardy to at least 5F, mid zone 7, resprouting from the ground once cut back.
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 $12 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 $016 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 $11

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 moisture. Excellent in containers. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 8.
Iridaceae $14 4D

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Libertia sessiliflora - cl.2

Iridaceae $14 4D

Ligustrum lucidum 'Variegata'

Ligustrum lucidum 'Variegata'glossy privet
Forget all you know about privets. This plant rocks! with its tricolor leaves in cool white-grey-green and panicles of tiny white flowers in spring for hummingbirds and butterflies, followed by tiny black fruits (drupes) that birds love. Evergreen, these are easily maintained as large shrubs or small trees, to 6-10 ft tall, useful as single specimens or as a screen or hedge. Happy in full sun to almost full shade with good drainage and regular summer water. Rewarding in that difficult spot. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Oleaceae $12 3D

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Lindera communis

Lauraceae $14 2D

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Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' white lily turf
A durable ground cover for full sun to full shade, with narrow, dark green leaves and white, grape hyacinth-like flowers rising above the foliage on 6" spikes in early summer. Slowly spreads by underground rhizomes to form small clumps 1-2 ft wide. Good under trees or shrubs where grass refuses to grow. Full sun in cool, coastal conditions; a bit of shade in hotter places. Evergreen in USDA zone 7 and frost hardy in zone 6.
Liliaceae $12 3D

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 4D

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Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides 10040

Fagaceae $14 5 tree

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Lobelia tupa [from Craig P's garden]

Campanulaceae $14 4D

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 $11 3D

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 $12 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 $11 2D

Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red'

Loropetalum chinense 'Pipa's Red'chinese fringe flower
A particularly popular and sturdy fringe flower and probably the darkest leaved cultivar available, this purple-leaved shrub is gorgeous by itself, and spectacular in late spring with its sprinkling of cerise-pink flowers. Reaches 8-10 ft eventually, but easily kept as a low spreading shrub with careful pruning. Even moisture, dappled shade to full sun, well-drained soil out of winter winds. Evergreen in the upper teens F, easily recovering to the bottom of USDA zone 8 especially with a bit of overhead protection. Root hardy in USDA zone 7.
Hamamelidaceae $014 2D

Luma apiculata

Luma apiculata
From a delightful South American genus of myrtaceous shrubs and small trees, this one reaching 8-12 ft with shiny round leaves, honey scented white flowers and reddish to purplish to black fruit often used in preserves and eating out of hand. One of the most striking features is the white, cream, and pink patterns that develops on the trunks as plants age. Often found growing nearly in small creeks but able as well to withstand drought. This form was collected in southern Chile and should be among the hardier of the group withstanding low teens F, mid USDA zone 8, with no damage. Where temperatures are likely to fall lower, place out of wind or possibly consider moving to a better climate.
Myrtaceae $12 3D

Lyonothamnus floribundus var. aspleniifolius

Lyonothamnus floribundus var. aspleniifoliuscatalina ironwood
Lacy, evergreen foliage and cool, honey-brown peeling bark set this California native apart. A large shrub or small tree, to 15 ft, it has large, Sorbus-like, white flower clusters. Best in full sun, with little summer water. Out of the wind, cold hardy and evergreen to 10 to 15F, USDA zone 8a; exposed to the wind, less cold hardy, to only upper USDA zone 8.
Rosaceae $18 2D

Lysionotus pauciflorus

Lysionotus pauciflorus
Another intriguing gesneriad, this with deeply lobed shiny leaves, to about 18” frequently adorned with lavender-purple “snapdragons”. A very good plant indoors anywhere, 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 $12 3D

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