Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Spring 2022

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Machilus thunbergii
Another favorite Avocado relative, this with a long history in elite gardens of the coastal Northwest and Southeast. To 20-25', with flattened sprays of branches, and an upright, humble form. The 3-5" shiny, green tinted blue and copper (especially in new growth) leaves can be seen from quite a distance. Superb small garden tree, if provided occasional deep watering, and sun to filtered shade. Southern China. USDA zone 7.
Lauraceae $16 4D

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Macleania insignis

Ericaceae $22 4in

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Mahonia eurybracteata 'Cistus Silvers'
Fireworks for the shade! We've been playing around for some time selecting these platinum seedlings (now seen as M. eurybracteata). To 5' with few branches and rosettes of 2-3' leaves emerging bronze (lots of precious metals here). Easy for dappled shade to full sun in cooler climates, fall and winter flowers of bright yellow blushed.. um.. copper. Occasional summer watering, excellent focal point, USDA zone 7.
Berberidaceae $18 2D

Mahonia gracilipes

Mahonia gracilipes
Peek at the brilliant white leaf undersides and fall in love. This rare, Chinese evergreen mahonia, introduced into western horticulture in 1980 by Roy Lancaster, has graceful, blue-green, compound leaves with surprising white undersides, and, in summer, sprays of pretty, delicate flowers with purple-red petals and ivory interiors. Sturdy and choice. Native to shady limestone cliffs, though it’s quite happy in garden conditions in full sun with moist soil to nearly full shade. Can reach about 6 ft high x 5 ft wide eventually. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Berberidaceae $18 4D

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Mahonia leschenaultii
Large graceful shrub (or even small tree if lifted into shape) reaching 8' or higher with nearly equal spread. 12" leaves with multiple soft-spined leaflets make contrasting background for the autumn trusses of cream/yellow flowers and subsequent purple blue fruit. The eventual trunks are adorned with a straw-colored lacework of bark. Full sun to light shade, even summer water with decently drained soil. USDA zone 8a or slightly colder.
Berberidaceae $14 2D

Mahonia pinnata ssp. insularis 'Shnilemoon'

Mahonia pinnata ssp. insularis 'Shnilemoon'
From the channel islands off southern California, this form named by the fabulous University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum. Makes a rounded shrub of upright branches with multiply-pinnate leaves, nearly round and the brightest spring green, held on very pretty, rather gracile, deep brown stems. All this adorned with cheery yellow flowers in late winter and spring and blue berries beyond. This is one of the most unique forms of a species native from southern Oregon to Baja. Prefers Mediterranean conditions....sorry Florida. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 8. Tolerant and pleased with long periods of summer drought in either sun or shade.
Berberidaceae $16 4in

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Maihuenia poeppigii
Dense clusters, up to 3 ft in diameter, of small, succulent nubbins with large thorns. This ground hugging cactus from high altitudes in southern Chile appreciates lots of heat in summer and, of course, very good drainage. Summer drought tolerant; prefers a bit of winter water along with protection from the deluge. USDA zone 5.
$13 4in

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Mammillaria gracilis thimble cactus
One of Sean’s childhood plants, this is a clustering, small cactus from central Mexico that eventually produces 8” mounds covered with crystalline white spines and, in summer, pinkish flowers. Any brightly lit situation is fine, especially those that dry out a bit in winter. A good small rock garden plant where temperatures remain above 20F, USDA zone 9.
Cactaceae $12 2D

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Marrubium bourgaei 'All Hallows Green'
Drought tolerant mounding evergreen shrub stays compact and dense to 18" tall spreading to about 2 ft. Attractive quilted grey-green leaves and fuzzy spherical flowers in late spring are a nice bonus. Full sun and with sharp drainage and only occasional summer water once established. USDA zone 7
Lamiaceae $012

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Melicytus angustifolius
From New Zealand, a slender shrub or tree, to 10 ft, that is, surprisingly, in the violet family. Leaves are small and narrow on stiff, angular branches with sharp spines. Summer flowers are yellow tinged with purple and fragrant followed by autumn berries that are white-stained-purple, hanging down in great abundance. Amaze your friends-- yes! a shrubby violet. Sun to part shade with at least occasional summer water. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8b.
Violaceae $14 4in

Metapanax delavayi

Metapanax delavayidelavay false ginseng
A truly elegant, evergreen aralia relative from Southern China, a shrub to 8-10 ft tall and wide, with finely cut, compound leaves and, in maturity, clusters of white flowers in late summer turning to black berries, winter food for the birds. Best in dappled sun to partial shade in rich, moist well drianed soil. Our clone, from the University of Washington Arboretum in Seattle, is frost hardy and undamaged in upper USDA zone 7 and possibly lower. (Synonym: Nothopanax delavayi)
Araliaceae $18 2D

Metapanax x 'Stout'stout delavay false ginseng
A Cistus introduction. Selected from our seed grown plants, this clone of an already desirable evergreen aralia relative, has rather thickened compound leaves, more schefflera-like than its brethren. A graceful shrub or small tree, these have a sturdy form, maintaining an upright stance. Mature plants produce late summer clusters of white flowers that become black berries providing winter food for the birds. Dappled sun to part shade and rich, moist soil are best. 12ft tall. Frost hardy to upper USDA zone 7 and possibly lower. (The species, until recently, was Nothopanax delavayi.)
Araliaceae $18 2D

Mimulus cardinalis

Mimulus cardinalisScarlet Monkeyflower
This herbaceous perennial west coast native features downy, semi-sticky, pale green obovate leaves on branching stems to 3' tall and wide. Bearing bright red 1-2" long tubular flowers, this scarlet monkeyflower attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators with its blooms, from early summer through frost. These spread by rhizomes, though also may self sow a bit in optimal conditions, prefering part shade to sun, with rich, moist to wet soil, even standing water for periods, and do not appreciate drying out. USDA zone 7.
Scrophulariaceae $12 4in

Mitraria coccinea - David Mason’s Robust

Mitraria coccinea - David Mason’s Robustchilean mitre flower
South American gesneriad, an evergreen, scrambling shrub or small, interwoven mound with small, dark green leaves and flaming orange-red tubular flowers from late May-July. Requires protection from wind and moist, well-drained soil, rich in humus, in bright light or part shade where roots can remain cool. Easy in USDA zone 9 and tolerates temperatures to 10F, zone 8, in the best locations. Otherwise good in containers with winter protection.
Gesneriaceae $12 4in

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Myrtus communis - upright red
This, a result of our hybridizing over the years, forms a most fragrant shrub to 4-6 ft with red stems and upturned leaves, also tinted red especially in new growth. Charming, white spring flowers lead to blue fruit. Otherwise the same as other Myrtus, loving mineral soil, bright light and tolerating of summer drought. Frost hardy to the bottoms of USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $14 2D

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Myrtus communis ssp. tarentina 'Variegata'
A very hardy form of myrtle. Sturdy and useful compact shrub, evergreen, to 2-3 ft, with narrow, glossy green leaves edged white and pink-tinged white flowers followed by white berries. Best in full sun without too much supplemental water. Leaves are very aromatic and were once considered an aphrodisiac..... Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $16 2D

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Narcissus cantabricus var. foliosus Daffodil

$14 3D

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Narcissus romieuxii ssp. romieuxii var. rifanis
This little species daffodil sports wide, pale butter yellow petunia-like blooms on 4" stalks in late winter to early spring, rising from 6" clumps of narrow green leaves. Enjoys full sun, average water, and well-drained soil. Hardy to USDA zone 4.
$14 2D

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Nectandra salicifolia

Lauraceae $14 3D

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Neolepisorus fortunei fortune's ribbon fern
A fabulous evergreen fern with a very different look than its other fern relatives. Long narrow leaves to about 18 inches form clumps up to about 3 feet wide arising from creeping rhizomes. A woodland creature it perfers rich moist well drained soils in light to deep shade. Very attractive in the understory where its glossy leaves shine in dappled light. Evergreen in USDA zone 8 possibly re-growing from the roots in zone 7
Polypodiaceae $18 4D

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Nerine bowdenii cape flower, guernsey lily
Delightful deep pink flowered amaryllis relative from eastern South Africa, adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun. Summer dormant; flowers emerge "nekked" in September to November while leaves appear beginning in December and January. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8; a bit colder with mulch.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4D

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Nerine bowdenii 'Isabel'

Amaryllidaceae $12 3D

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Nerine bowdenii 'Wayne's Rose'
Delightful shell-pink to salmon flowered amaryllis relative from eastern South Africa, adapted to dry summers, or wet, provided good drainage and sun. Summer dormant with flowers emerging "nekked" from September through November with leaves beginning in December and January. This form was selected by the late Wayne Roderick from the collections of the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley and is one of the best. USDA zone 7; possibly a wee bit colder with mulch.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4D

Nerine filifolia

Nerine filifolia

Amaryllidaceae $12 4in

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Nerine flexuosa 'Alba'

Amaryllidaceae $12 3D

Nerine humilis - deep pink

Nerine humilis - deep pink
Fabulous floriferous bulbs, these amaryllis relatives from South Africa have masses of rather frilly, deep pink flowers, somewhat more finely textured leaves than others. To 12-14" tall. Summer dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked" September-November after which the leaves appear in December and January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers, provided good drainage and sun. Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection. A fine container plant.
Amaryllidaceae $12 3D

Nerine x pudica 'Strawberry Sorbet'

Nerine x pudica 'Strawberry Sorbet'
Another nerine cross, this between the coral-pink flowered N. sarniensis and the white N. pudica creating a delicious flower in cheery strawberry pink with a white center. As with others in the genus, these are summer dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked" September - November after which the leaves appear in December and January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun. Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
Amaryllidaceae $14 3D

Nerium oleander 'Mrs. Roeding'

Nerium oleander 'Mrs. Roeding'mrs. roeding oleander
Classic shrub of the Mediterranean, this one with fabulous and fragrant double flowers in salmon pink. To 4 ft or so with a dense, upright habit in full baking sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant, requiring very little summer water, but appreciates an occasional shower. Tolerates coastal conditions as well as urban pollution. Easy. Frost hardy to 15 to 20F, mid to upper USDA zone 8.
Apocynaceae $12 3D

Nolina microcarpa

Nolina microcarpasacahuista, sawgrass, beargrass
Smallish clumping sotol. Three foot long narrow leaves form a dense evergreen mound. White flowers held well above foliage in summer. Full sun, a little summer water. Good drainage.
Agavaceae $14 2D

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Olea europaea - 11th Avenue
From a mix of olives planted on Sean's old NE Portland street or at least along side, this has sustained no winter damage over the last 20 years or so. The fruit resembles very much the selection Piqual. To 12' in 5 years and half as wide. Average olive conditions, sun, mineral soil, and drought toward the end of the dry season will increase hardiness. USDA Zone 8a.
Oleaceae $18 4in

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Olea europaea 'Fruitless Endeavor' fruitless olive
Small olive tree, to only 4-6 ft tall in five years with a rounded form, a size suitable to the small, sunny and dry garden or as a low, evergreen hedge. This was given to us as cuttings from a many-year-old seedling with long, blue-green weeping foliage.Easily trimmed to shape. Grown only for their ornamental value, they do best in full sun and well-drained soil with very little summer water once established. Can also be grown indoors in a sunny location in a pot that drains well with regular water in summer water (allowing for a bit of drying out) and less frequent water in winter. Frost hardy in the ground to 10F, USDA zone 8. Though shared with us and propagated under the name O. europaea 'Fruitless Dwarf', we have given it what we hope is a more interesting moniker.
Oleaceae $16 3D

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Olea europaea 'Grignan'
Ancient Italian cultivar. Self-sterile so requires a friend for fruit production. Sun, well-drained soil and occasional summer water in hot dry places for best fruiting. Quite drought tolerant once well established. For increased hardiness to cold, best to withhold water in the late season for hardening off new growth. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Oleaceae $18 3D

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Olea europaea 'Trayola' - D 001

$18 4in

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Olea europea 'Amphi' amphi olive

Oleaceae $18 4D

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Olearia 'Henry Travers'

Asteraceae $15 4D

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Olearia hectorii

Asteraceae $16 2D

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Olearia ilicifolia
An absolute favorite of the daisy shrubs this New Zealander makes a shrub 3 to 5ft. evergreen shrub. Silvery bark and narrow, stupendously silver undulating leaves with small harmless spines. These are complimented by the nearly black petioles and young stems, white flowers late spring to mid summer. Reasonably well drained soils not lovers of extended drought, bright light. USDA zone 7b.
$15 4in

Olearia macrodonta var. minor

Olearia macrodonta var. minornew zealand holly
A shrubby daisy-on-a-stick from New Zealand, this one smaller than the species, reaching only 3 ft tall and as wide with soft green, crinkle-textured leaves and corymbs of white flowers in the summer. Like the species, aging bark peels in graceful strips. Full sun is best with well-drained soil and average summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Asteraceae $14 3D

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Olearia x haastii daisy bush
This stiff leaved New Zealand ‘daisy on a stick’ is a handsome addition to your sunny border. A shrub to 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide, easily pruned, with fragrant, long-lasting, white flowers in summer and excellent evergreen leaves. Tolerates coastal conditions and summer drought, though accepts regular water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Asteraceae $16 2D

Olearia x mollis 'Zennorensis'

Olearia x mollis 'Zennorensis'daisy bush
One of the most architectural of the olearias, this form, found at Zennor Manor in a particularly windy part of the United Kingdom, is a 4-6 ft, layered shrub with golden, flaking bark and 3-4" leaves -- narrow, silvered, and sharply serrated -- on dark stems. White flowers appear in summer but not in great abundance. Perfect with such cohorts as corokia and astelia for that powdered silver garden. Prefers sun to part shade and even moisture especially in hot summer climates. Has experienced close to 0F without serious injuries in the United Kingdom and even resprouted from slightly lower. Frost hardy to at least mid USDA zone 7.
Asteraceae $16

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Ophiopogon 'Golden Zebra'

Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $12 3D

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Ophiopogon clarkei narrow-leaved monkey grass
A much more gracile form of monkey grass with green, grassy foliage up to 10” tall. This slowly spreading, Chinese evergreen is perfect for a shady nook. White flowers blushed pink and metallic royal blue berries. Very striking. Prefers regular summer water, but surprisingly drought tolerant as well. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $12

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Comet'

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Comet'snake beard
Cheerful, evergreen mondo grass with tallish, grassy leaves, to 8" tall or so, green with fine white stripes. Summer flowers are white, echoing the variegation, and followed by blue berries. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes, making small, bright clumps in part sun with regular summer water. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $14 4D

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Ophiopogon planiscapus mondo grass
This small lily relative grows only to about 10" in height, spreading to form luxuriant clumps by underground runners if given plenty of summer moisture. The glossy, evergreen leaves and small lilac flowers make any brightly colored object stand out and look wonderful with your. Full sun to deep shade; a bit slow growing either way. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6.
Asparagaceae $14 3D

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'black mondo grass
In the garden, purple and black have become the new beige, dark colors being the perfect contrast and background for just about anything. This small lily relative grows only to about 6" in height, spreading contentedly if given plenty of moisture. The black, evergreen leaves and small lilac flowers make any brightly colored object stand out and look wonderful with your new Goth look -- white powdered makeup not included. Full sun to deep shade; a bit slow growing either way. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $14 4D

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Way Good Variegated'
A Cistus Introduction. Ultra fine selection of mondo grass with olive green leaves evenly pinstriped a creamy white. Vigorous, spreading at least as fast as more common versions in damp soil. Fine in nearly full sun to fairly dense shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
$14 3D

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Ophiopogon sp.
This evergreen lily relative grows to about 10" in height, a particularly vigorous clone spreading to form luxuriant clumps by underground runners if given plenty of summer moisture. The glossy, leaves and small lilac flowers make any brightly colored object stand out and look wonderful as an evergreen background. Full sun to deep shade. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $12 4in

Opuntia 'Achy Breaky'

Opuntia 'Achy Breaky'
This complex undoubtedly three way hybrid (O. polyacantha x O. erinaceae v. columbiana x O. fragilis) from the mountains of eastern Oregon (where everyone know things get a little wild) grows only to 6" or so in height and about 3 ft wide, sporting white rust and deep brown spines along with chartreuse and yellow, late spring flowers, and provides interest in both texture and compactness. As is true for one of its parents, O. fragilis, the pads easily detach and connect to anyone or thing walking by. Good for sharing with friends; not so great in regions prone to violent shaking. Cactus requirements -- lean soil, good drainage, and little to no summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $15 4in

Opuntia 'Baby Rita'

Opuntia 'Baby Rita'baby rita prickly pear
One of the most beautifully colored forms of the frost hardy cacti, a compact prickly pear to 2 ft, with pads to 3-4" that emerge blue-green often aging to greenish yellow tinted pink -- in this case a natural occurrence that doesn't indicate a lack of fertilizer. Late spring, ruffled flowers add to the palette. A hybrid cross between O. santa-rita and O. basilaris, this has all the charm of O. santa-rita in a much smaller plant. Full sun with sharp drainage. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6. Great in containers.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia 'Cyclops'

Opuntia 'Cyclops'cyclops prickly pear
Though the name has been around a long time, this plant's origins are unclear We do know this is a cute little prickly pear to 1 ft or 18" in height, probably having O. macrorhiza in its ancestry, with rounded pads of 4-6" forming tight clusters with dark bunches of spines appearing as polka dots from a distance. Cheery yellow flowers appear in mid to late spring. Good for container or sunny garden. And, as one would expect, very drought tolerant though west of the Sierra or Cascades would like a drink from the hose once in a while to spur growth. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia 'Dark Knight'

Opuntia 'Dark Knight'hedgehog prickly pear
This striking opuntia, a Claude Barr selection, has long white spines on distinctive pads of purple green, becoming more purple in winter cold. Colorful and even more so in late spring to early summer when the bright, lavender-pink flowers with golden stamens first appear. To 10" tall x 4 ft wide in sun and lean, well-drained soil. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia 'Golden Lion'

Opuntia 'Golden Lion'
This natural hybrid between Opuntia davisii and O. kleinii, found in the Davis mountains of western Texas, creates a small cholla-like shrub to 3 ft with golden spines – rather obnoxious ones at that -- and pea-green flowers that age to yellow. Frost hardy to -20 F, USDA zone 5, and possibly lower with sharp drainage and full sun.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia 'James Hale'

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia 'Metolius'

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia 'Peach Chiffon' prickly pear
A wonderful new strain of prickly pear with a profusion of silky, peach colored flowers in June on very compact plants, to under 6" tall forming clumps to 30” wide. An extremely prickly creature for full sun to light shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant but happily accepts occasional water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $15 3D

Opuntia 'Smithwick'

Opuntia 'Smithwick'
A Cistus favorite. A prolific bloomer, thought to be a wild hybrid between O. fragilis and O. polyacantha, this prickly pear--a Claude Barr selection found near the city of Smithwick, South Dakota--produces very large yellow flowers with red centers. In fact, this one produces more flowers than almost any other Height to 4-6" and width to 2-3' over time. Cold hardy to USDA zone 5. Excellent rock garden specimen.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia 'Sunset'

Opuntia 'Sunset'sunset prickly pear
A most attractive variegated prickly pear with but few spines and striking green, cream, and yellow stripes on each pad. The plant often tinted orange in sun or with winter frost. To about 3 x 3 feet in as many years. The mexican origin dictates hardiness only to the bottom of zone 9, possibly 8 if super duper dry. Excellent container plant and not particularly water sensitive.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia acanthocarpa 'High Ho Silver'

Opuntia acanthocarpa 'High Ho Silver'
Introduced by cactus maven, Sarah McCombs, this 5 ft cholla, with 2” stems clothed in brilliant, silver-white spines, makes an outstanding garden or pot specimen especially where backlit by the sun. Extremely drought tolerant but fastest growing with occasional summer thunderstorms… even those from hoses. Tolerates temperatures a little below 0F with ease, upper USDA zone 6. Best not planted near helium balloons but, otherwise, very easygoing.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia aurea 'Blueby' [Brows]
Blue tinted pads form irregularly sprawling plants to about 3' across. Slightly sunken areales are (mostly) spineless, but the plentiful thick cladodes are the star. Beautiful in the garden or container. Well drained soil and full sun.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia aurea 'Coombes Winter Glow'

Opuntia aurea 'Coombes Winter Glow'creeping beavertail cactus
Old opuntia selection that is very hardy but, for unknown reasons, now much harder to find. We like it for the unassuming green pads that turn dark red-purple to nearly black in cold weather. To 2 ft tall and up to 3 ft wide with cerise flowers appearing in June. Tough and easy in lean, well-drained soil with lots of sun and little summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia basilaris 'Isabella Blue'
A Cistus Introduction: This particularly attractive beavertail with a very light golden pattern of glochids and powdery blue stems comes from a unique spot near Lake Isabella growing among oaks and pines in more typical California oak woodland (rather than in the Mojave Desert). That makes this plant capable of withstanding long periods of summer drought AND a good winter soaking. Strawberry colored flowers in mid spring. To 12-18" in height and 2-3 feet wide (wider if kicked around by cattle as in its native habitat). Careful drainage, bright light. Zone 5.
Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia basilaris 'Kelly's Choice'
This charming beavertail cactus hybrid from Mountain States Nursery grows to 3-4 ft with the rounded soft pads of O. basilaris but the upright form and purple tinting of O. santa-rita. Free-flowering in a deep rose-red in mid to late spring. These plants makes fine container specimens or they can be grown outside above USDA zone 5 in bright light and very sharp drainage.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia basilaris 'Peachy'

Opuntia basilaris 'Peachy'beavertail cactus
This beavertail cactus, a native from the Mohave desert of California into northern Sonora, was given to us from an old Albuquerque garden and has been one of the best performers. Attractive clumps, from 3-4 ft wide and 18” in height, with 6” pads of powdery blue-tinted-pink, burgundy in winter, and, indeed, peachy pink flowers in spring and early summer. Though a clone more tolerant of garden water, they still prefer well-drained, gritty soil, especially where winters are wet …and an occasional thunderstorm, artificial or not, in dry summer climates. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia basilaris 'Sara's Compact'

Opuntia basilaris 'Sara's Compact'beavertail cactus
One of many fabulous beavertail cactus selections, this is a lovely semi-dwarf form, reaching an eventual 18” with soft, pinkish-gray pads covered in colorful orange-red glochids -- not to be licked! -- and deep rose flowers. This cultivar was selected by Sara McComb. Plant in full sun in mineral soil where drainage is sharp. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia basilaris var. aurea 'Red Rocks'

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'Blue Cigar'

Cactaceae $17

Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'Mormon Rock'

Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'Mormon Rock'
A Cistus introduction from the vicinity of Mormon Rock in southern California. This tightly clumping small form of beavertail has conical blue pads somewhat more flattened than the typical subspecies indicating a possible hybrid. Whatever the botanical case, each pad is only about 3" wide with well-spaced, bright orange glochids giving the whole plant a very cheery appearance. Nice medium-to-cherry-pink flowers appears in mid spring. Not minding extra winter moisture, these are a bit easier to grow than other beavertails, enjoying full sun. Excellent pot or rock garden plant and frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 5, probably zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa beavertail cactus
This far western Mohavian form of one of our favorite beavertails was found many years ago -- possibly an intermediate between the typical brachyclada form. Unfortunately collectors wiped out the colony seemingly within seconds of its discovery. Though we weren't among the collectors, propagules did get around, so here it is -- a pretty thing with each pad under 3", each one stepped atop another and each clump to about 18" tall. Good in containers or in the dry garden. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'tigertongue, spineless prickly pear
Hurray for this nearly spineless, not-to-prickly, prickly pear with blue-green pads, to 6" in diameter, in clumps to as much as 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Late spring flowers are bright yellow. Of probable Mexican origin, found in cultivation in Alpine Texas, these are beautiful, architectural, fast-growing and safe to have around curious children. Loves summer water but can fare well without. Frost hardy into the bottom of USDA zone 7. A plant with many synonyms including O. lindheimeri var. ellisiana and O. cacanapa 'Ellisiana'.
Cactaceae $18 4in

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Opuntia engelmannii 'O'
Preston's selection from the Texas hill country of a particularly handsome round-padded specimen to 4 to 5ft in height and width. Symmetrically round pads showcasing a halo of short gold spines. Golden flowers with tangerine centers with some abundance in late spring. We've found this plant easy to grow in a wide variety of soils. Not fussy about winter wet but particularly cheerful if given occasional summer "thunder shower" in places where they don't naturally occur. Full sun to part shade and decent drainage. USDA zone 6 possibly 5
Cactaceae $17 4D

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Opuntia erinacea 'Browse Cherry'
From our own desert plant-meister Tim Hanis, this Cistus introduction was collected in the Opuntia playground of SW Utah. This probable hybrid has closely held white and pale pink spines on compact pads, plants ranging to 12-18" in height and a couple feet in width looking actually rather furry from a distance; they're not! The flowers are quite large, upwards of 3 inches of ruffled, saturated purple-pink and produced freely in mid to late spring, occasionally later with some moisture. Easy to grow with bright light and full drainage. Zone 3.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia erinacea v. ursina 'White Lightning'
This from an interesting colony of alluvial fans west of Hawthorne NV, where these shaggy plants illuminate for miles when backlit. This all white spined creature grows to about 18" in height to about 2' in width and adorns itself with light yellow flowers in late Spring. Excellent pot plant or outdoors in very well drained soil and a little artificial lightning storm or two, if not naturally occurring. Full sun for best spines. USDA Zone 5 if not colder.
Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia erinacea x 'Pink n' White' - Emory County, UT [TH]
USDA Zone 4, pink flowers
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia fragilis - dwarf golden

Opuntia fragilis - dwarf goldendwarf brittle prickly pear
Shared with us by friend Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver, this small mat former, quickly to about 3" high x 18" wide and eventually larger, has 1/2" pads with golden glochids and spines. Shy to flower. Very attractive in troughs, pots, or rock gardens, anywhere a low sun angle can can make the golden spines glow. Cactus conditions required -- sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis 'Bishop Springs'
A Cistus introduction. From a small desert oasis NE of Baker City in eastern Oregon, this colony, nearly eradicated by highway development, is from a single clump of about 18" wide by 4" tall, with pretty hay and mahogany colored spines and occasionally cheery yellow flowers. Not quite as fragile as others of the species. Excellent in rock garden or container with bright light and well drained soil. USDA Zone 5, if not 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis 'Neon Gold'
A Cistus introduction. Our southern Utah collection of this probable hybrid with fragilis, golden spines, and clumping 4 to 6" in height by 2' across in a couple of years. The most striking feature ,brightly salmon to coral colored pads as they emerge in the spring. Excellent container plant, or rock garden subject, for bright light, well drained soil. USDA zone 4 at least.
Cactaceae $18 4D

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Opuntia fragilis 'Red Hill'
A Cistus introduction. From the place of the same name in Oregon's painted hills, this diminutive creature to about 4" in height spreading to 18" or so unless getting caught in your socks, in which case further. Shiny green pads, burnished red with drought or cold, each one looking like little beans with small golden, turning to rust, spines. Light yellow flowers occasionally in spring. Good drainage, excellent for container or rock garden, bright light. USDA Zone 5.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis 'Red N Black'
Very nice version of our native Opuntia, this with striking red and black spines growing to 4-6" tall by 3 ft wide and showing off yellow flowers in late spring. Handsome in the sunny well-drained garden, with occasional, monsoon-like summer water for best appearance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 3.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis (debreczyi) 'Nearly Famous'
Our collection form SE Utah, this doubtless a love child with O. polyacantha grows to about 6" in height by 3ft. Densly held grey-green pads of only a couple of inches, slightly flattened with short spines a pleasing light straw color. light pink flowers in some abundance mid spring. Full sun with occasional summer water and sharp drainage, easy in rock garden or trough. USDA zone 4 if not colder.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia fragilis (debreczyi) var. denuda 'Potato'

Opuntia fragilis (debreczyi) var. denuda 'Potato'potato cactus
This variety of the fragile prickly pear from the western Colorado plateau tends to be almost entirely nekkid, not even having the tiny glochids we've come to enjoy. A favorite of rock and trough gardeners, these have round pads, to under 2", that clump to at least 3 ft wide but only a few inches in height, turning purplish in winter and producing occasional lemon-yellow flowers in mid spring. This clone shared with us by Western Colorado's Don Campbell. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA Zone 4, possibly lower.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis [Salinas Creek] brittle prickly pear
Another find from southern Utah by plantsman Tim Hanis, these small, round, padded clumps, to 4-5" tall and 18" wide, are adorned with cream and white spines and gold glochids. Occasional yellow flowers appear in mid spring. Cute little pot, container, or rock garden creature for full sun. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4, possibly colder.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis [Whidbey Island]

Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia fragilis th.073.11 [Monticello, UT]

Opuntia fragilis th.073.11 [Monticello, UT]brittle prickly pear
From plantsman Tim Hanis, this cutie with 1", purple-blushed pads becoming even more purple in winter, making a nice contrast with the orange and white spines. Stands out from quite a distance in the garden or container. Another easy to grow cactus needing only sun and moderately well-drained soil. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4. Very good in container or garden.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Bronze Beauty'

Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Bronze Beauty'marble cactus
This little beauty has small, rounded pads, to only 5" tall, that are dark green, turning reddish-bronze in bright light and cool weather. Forms handsome and colorful clumps to 15" wide with obvious orange glochids but no spines. In late spring to early summer, large, pale yellow flowers appear, turning peachy for their second day. Best in full to light shade and lean, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant but occasional summer water improves appearance. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4. Also known as A. fragilis 'Bronze Beauty.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia fragilis x erinacea 'San Juan Grey'
A Cistus Introduction. From a diverse hybrid cluster southeast of Moab UT comes this 6" by 18" mound former, distinctly greenish grey pads adorned with short black and grey spines, warm yellow flowers mid spring. Happy in any well drained soil, including rock garden or container if provided full sun. USDA zone 3.
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Opuntia fragilis x polyacantha (?) [Nyssa, Oregon]

Opuntia fragilis x polyacantha (?) [Nyssa, Oregon]
This population, now almost gone because of nearby farming, covers the parched, alkaline shadscale-covered hills near Nyssa, Oregon. Probably an intermediate between O. polyacantha, or O. erinacea, and O. fragilis, the half-dome clump consisting of 3" long, bluish pads strikingly adorned with long white spines and orange glochids. Yellow mid-spring flowers age towards pink. This, one of our more unusual collections, has been quite easy in cultivation given bright light. Probably frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia gilvescens 'Oklahoma Pancake'
As the name implies, from a distance this little prickly pear does indeed look like a stack of pancakes. At most, growing to about 3 feet, with yellow flowers and a halo of small golden spines. Native to the Oklahoma panhandle and environs. Good for garden specimen or a container. For bright light and well drained soil. Zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia humifusa - dwarf from Claude Barr

Opuntia humifusa - dwarf from Claude Barr
This early selection by Great Plains plantsman Claude Barr grows to only 5-6" in height but forms a rather dense mat of rounded, shiny green and nearly spineless pads to about 3 ft wide. Cheery yellow flowers appear in summer followed by reddish fruit. Fabulous for planters or as spillers and easy to grow in most soil provided there is no standing water. Some summer water helps to push growth. Frost hardy in USDA zone 3 or 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia humifusa - North Carolina

Opuntia humifusa - North Carolinaeastern pricklypear
This coastal collection vigorously produces bright green, oval pads typical of the species and somewhat untypical, rather heavy, warm yellow flowers and rounded, bright red fruit often holding through the year. Very easy in the garden from dappled shade to sun in almost any drainage. Frost hardy to at least -20F, USDA zone 5. We have used this in multiple containers as well as in rooftop plantings.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia humifusa 'Maxi Pad'
A Cistus introduction. This, the largest we've grown of the species, with possible parentage of O. macro. Each stem to about 6" making 18" x ...well, infinite, as it clumps and spills. It's not very well coordinated. Butter yellow flowers in spring, sometimes again in summer, followed by semi-fleshy red fruit. Say that 5 times fast! Full sun to light dappled shade and decent drainage. USDA zone 4.
cactaceae $16 4D

Opuntia humifusa x macrorhiza

Opuntia humifusa x macrorhiza
Visually striking, low-growing wild opuntia hybrid, staying under 6" in height but spreading to 24", with nicely contrasting bright blue-green pads and bright yellow, slightly ruffled flowers with orange-red centers. Full sun. Excellent container specimen in well-drained soil and little to no watering. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia imbricata - Tim's purple Cholla
Though it may never make anyone's list of street trees, this mighty little cholla collected by Tim Hanis, can eventually reach 4-6 ft tall, rounded stem segments, or joints, to 14" long, with numerous pink-red spines. Striking purple flowers appear in late spring to early summer followed by spineless yellow fruit that is edible. These natives of semi-arid areas of the southwest prefer full sun, good drainage, and only occasional summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia macrocentra
One of the most attractive of our SW natives, this from an intermediate population, having some characteristics of O. purpurea. Mounding to 4' or more, the pads a pleasant light blue turning pink in bright sun and in Winter, topped with dark spines. Well drained soil, bright sun, keep out of excessive winter wet, excellent in container, USDA Zone 7.
Cactaceae $16 4D

Opuntia macrocentra 'Kunzleri'

Opuntia macrocentra 'Kunzleri'long-spined purplish pricklypear
Named for New Mexico plantsman Horst Kunzler, this short, broad form of a most beautiful prickly pear has bluish pads tinted pink in winter -- each pad at least 6" wide and topped with dark "eyelash" spines -- and yellow, orange-centered flower in mid to late spring. Best with sun and a dryish root run. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6. Fab container plant.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia microdasys - Monstrose form

Opuntia microdasys - Monstrose formbunny ears cactus
This form of the bunnie ears opuntia has been in cultivation for a long time but has never become common. Looks like something from the Flintstones; each lumpy pad is covered with golden spots of tiny glochids, the plant occasionally to about 18” and flowering in golden yellow. Best in well-drained soil where it is dryish outside. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8. Otherwise an excellent container plant.
Cactaceae $15 4in

Opuntia microdasys 'Albuquerque'bunny ears cactus
Another of Sean’s favorite, early childhood succulents, one that still entrances him (until violently shaken) and can only be described as “cute” -- the opuntia that is -- with nearly perfectly round pads dressed in tiny clusters of pale glochids -- which, by the way, are not cute, as they get in ones clothing – and yellow flowers in summer. Though most often grown as a container plant, the species is hardy outdoors in USDA zone 8 or above. This came from a decidedly zone 7 place, an old garden in Albuquerque, NM. Full sun or brightest windowsill for best appearance.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia phaeacantha - St. George, UT Tulip prickly pear

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia phaeacantha 'Little Millard'
A Cistus introduction. One of the best opuntias for fruit, shared with us by keen-eyed plantsman Tim Hanis. This low grower, to only about 12-18" but spreading to 4-5' has bluish pads, rusty spines, yellow flowers with a hint of orange, and abundant dark red fruit from mid-summer through autumn. Beautiful in the garden, even if you don't make jelly. Full sun, reasonably well-drained soil, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha 'Browse Pink'
Also from Tim Hanis, from the diverse prickly pear population near St. George, Utah, this vigorous plant becomes a 2-3 ft clump fairly quickly, producing a pleasing, mid-pink flower amid the, indeed, red and white, bi-colored spines -- a very nice effect, the plant standing out from quite a distance in Tim's garden. Needs decently drained soil and full sun. USDA zone 4, if not colder.
Cactaceae $16 4in

Opuntia polyacantha 'Imnaha Blue'

Opuntia polyacantha 'Imnaha Blue'
A Cistus introduction. A common native of western dry lands, this clone, from northeastern Oregon's Imnaha Canyon, was found weeping several feet off a cliff of red ryolite, the nearly spineless, gray-blue pads appearing almost as if hanging in chains. Assuming not everyone has a cliff, these will form spreading mats to 4-12" tall and up to several feet wide. Early summer flowers are a warm, soft yellow. Ordinary cactus requirements -- sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little or no summer water. Undoubtedly frost hardy into USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha 'Imnaha Sunset'
A Cistus introduction. A common native of western dry lands, these found in northeastern Oregon's Imnaha Canyon. They have round to oval pads -- from 1-4" long with dense, orange spines (polycantha means "many thorns) up to 2" long -- and form spreading mats to 4-12" tall and up to several feet wide. Early summer flowers are, in this selection, yellow with orange stamens and particularly abundant. Frost hardy at least into USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia polyacantha 'Peter Pan'

Opuntia polyacantha 'Peter Pan'hedgehog prickly pear
Collected by Kelly Grummons in Colorado's Pawnee National Grasslands, this stunning, perpetually juvenile, non-flowering form has pads of 1-3" covered in bright, white spines. Forms a spiny, white carpet to only 3" tall and spreading slowly to up to 2 ft wide. A good selection for rock gardens or troughs in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha 9982

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Opuntia polyacantha SBH 7505b

Opuntia polyacantha SBH 7505b
A Cistus introduction and a vigorous plant, growing to 15-18" tall x about 3 ft wide, with shaggy white to straw colored spines completely obscuring the pads. In mid to late spring saturated yellow flowers appear, each aging tangerine in time, giving a bi-colored effect. Seems to flower best when allowed to grow as it pleases, so be lenient. Needs full sun, good drainage. Good in rock gardens, troughs, or containers. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha SBH 9988 - Small Spreading Pale Pink Plains prickly pear

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha SBH 9991 - Large White Flowers Plains Prickly pear

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha x erinacea var. columbiana SBH 7524
A Cistus introduction. Our selection/collection from NE Oregon's Imnaha Canyon growing to 18" in height by 3' in width in a short amount of time, with gray green pads adorned with twisted gold and white spines giving it an interestingly shaggy appearance. The semi double 3 to 4" flowers open a warm apricot to yellow, fading on the 2nd day, and centered with bright red stamens. Give excellent drainage, bright light, in container or in the ground, USDA Zone 4.
Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia polyacantha x fragilis 'Mr. Chunky' - Dechesne, CO

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polycantha 'Browse Cherry'

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia polycantha 'Imnaha Gold'

Cactaceae $17 4in

Opuntia potsii var. montana

Opuntia potsii var. montana
A wonderful little cactus from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to only 4" tall x 30" wide, with green pads and very short spines. Summer flowers are lemon yellow, single and simple. Best in lean soil, good drainage, and bright light, though these are more shade tolerant than most opuntias. Needs little to no summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA Zone 4.
Cactaceae $16 3D

Opuntia spinosior - highest elevation form

Opuntia spinosior - highest elevation formcane cholla
Classic and most attractive cholla, from elevations over 8100 ft in southeastern Arizona's Pinaleño mountains, with tightly held, silver-tinted-pink spines on rounded branches and cherry red flowers in late spring on “shrubs” to about 4 ft -- the entire plant a luscious purple in the colder months of winter with the branchlets handing downward. A beautiful contrast to the greeny yellow fruit. Full sun, good drainage, and, where dry, occasional summer water to boost growth. Frost hardy to -20F, zone 5, possibly a bit lower.
Cactaceae $16

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Opuntia whiplei 'Silver Spine'

Cactaceae $16 4in

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Opuntia whipplei 'Tiny Tim'
A Cistus introduction, but we must thank Tim Hanis for finding this northernmost Utah population of O. whipplei and particularly for this striking clone. These spiny, miniature chollas, reaching only about 6-8" in height but spreading to 6 ft or more, are variable in color with 1-2" long "pads" covered with golden spines. Even these small plants manage to produce a number of yellow-green flowers each spring followed by yellow fruit. A most attractive garden "shrub" or container specimen for sun and decently drained soil. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Cactaceae $18 4in

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Opuntia whipplei 'Wah Wah'

Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia x 'Bugsy'

Cactaceae $17 4in

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Opuntia x 'Upright Oblong'
A Cistus introduction. This little gem, collected from a diverse area of Opuntia hybrids near Browse, Utah, shown to us originally by plantsman Tim Hannis, appears to have O. basilaris var. aurea and O. polyacantha in it's genes. A dense clump, to about 12" in height by about 18" wide, with dark green tinted red nearly spineless pads that are shaped well, upright and oblong. Pleasing pink flowers in early to mid spring. Tolerant of most prickly pear conditions if given sharp drainage, mineral soil, good light. USDA zone 5, if not colder.
Cactaceae $16 4in

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Oryzopsis hymenoides indian rice grass

Poaceae $12 4in

Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus - Nanjing selection

Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus - Nanjing selectionSweet Olive
Imagine warm ripe apricots on a summer evening, the scent of this ancient and extremely popular, Chinese selection. Evergreen shrub to 12 ft or so. Fall blooming with bright orange, highly scented flowers. Best in sun with normal water, though can tolerate quite a bit of shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Oleaceae $16 4in

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Rotundifolius'

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Rotundifolius'
Slow growing and quite showy evergreen shrub with rounded, shiny, dark green foliage -- a very unlikely sweet olive. White flowers in winter, small but intensely fragrant. Reaches 5 x 5 ft or so at maturity in sun to part shade where the soil is rich and receives regular summer water. Can be used for a low hedge. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Oleaceae $16 4in

Osmanthus x fortunei 'Ninth & Polk'

Osmanthus x fortunei 'Ninth & Polk'fortune's osmanthus
Possibly a very mature Osmanthus x ‘San Jose’ but appears to have a more rounded form and much wider leaves,scalloped and gently toothed. Ours are from a plant appearing to be at least 100 years old in Corvallis, Oregon. The lovely form and quite abundant flowers in late October led us to ask permission (yes, really!) for cuttings several years ago. A wonderful creature for small specimen tree to 12-15 ft eventually, or hedging or screen. Drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy in upper zone 7 in bright light to dappled shade.
Oleaceae $16 4in

Oxalis 'Plum Crazy'

Oxalis 'Plum Crazy'
Wow. Spectacular heat-loving wood sorrel with a splash of purple and green leaves and petite yellow flowers. Mounded habit is perfect for the woodland garden or as a filler in mixed containers. Full sun to partial shade. Height 6". USDA zone 8.
Oxalidaceae $7 4in

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Oxalis articulata f. crassipes 'Alba'

Oxalidaceae $12 4D

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Oxalis crassipes 'White Pearl'

Oxalidaceae $9 4in

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Oxalis hirta tropical woodsorrel
Sweet and well-behaved woodsorrel from South Africa, making low mats of bluish green leaves on 5” stems topped, in late fall to early winter, with yellow-centered, rose-pink star flowers, a cheerful addition to a winter day. Easily enjoying a Mediterranean climate, these are drought tolerant, dormant in summer and returning with fall rains. For sun to part shade. Frost hardy in the upper teens F, USDA zone 8b; lower in a protected garden spot. Can also be grown indoors in bright light where they are more floriferous if pot bound.
Oxalidaceae $011 4in

Oxalis oregana

Oxalidaceae $11 4in

Oxalis oregana - Rowdy Creek

Oxalis oregana - Rowdy Creekredwood sorrel
A Cistus introduction, collected near Rowdy Creek on the Smith River almost directly on the California/Oregon border. This form of the native redwood sorrel grows to 6-8" in height, the leaves spring, almost lime green, and the flowers, smallish and pale pink in spring and summer. Works well in the deepest dark, dry shade, or in dappled sun. Happy to go dormant in the summer but remains evergreen with some water. Grows vigorously in winter. Cold hardy in USDA zone 7. An excellent small-scale groundcover.
Oxalidaceae $11

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Pachyphytum hookeri
An adorable, tight-growing succulent, similar to echeveria, that forms a small 4-6" rosette with fat, cylindrical leaves. Leaf color is the lightest blue-green that often appear as if dusted lightly with flour. Excellent in containers where they can be brought inside during the winter months. Full sun is okay, but part is probably sufficient. Slow to offset. USDA zone 9b.
Crassulaceae $12 4in

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood formmulti-leaf paris
A fabulous plant for the shade garden, a Nepalese trillium relation collected by intrepid plantsman, Dan Hinkley. These have surprising flowers, green sepals in a star shape and thready golden petals, followed by late summer fruit in shades of red-orange. The whorled leaves are handsome and provide a nice statement. To see it is to covet it. For shade and rich soil with summer moisture. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Melanthiaceae $22 4D

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Passiflora 'Susan Brigham'
Fast-growing passion flower with large deep pink flowers. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide summer water for passionate entertainment. Best to overwinter a cutting or two just in case. Created by Patrick Worley and very similar to 'Donna Brigham.'
Passifloraceae $14 3D

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Passiflora manicata - Venezuela Red passion flower
Vigorous perennial vine from Venezuela. While some P. manicata specimens are native to the cooler cloud forests of South America, this selection can tolerate up to 104F as long as night temps drop 10-20F. Selected by horticulturist Rick McCain from seeds collected by Passiflora botanist Linda Escobar in the 1970s. Have a fence? We've got you covered... er... this guy does. This red and blue Passiflora will consume everything... including your dog, growing 25ft or more every season. Prune in spring as the vine begins to leaf out. Make sure soil is well-draining or somewhat protected. Lots o' sun, lots o' food, lots o' water. Self-fruitful but tastes like corn... and not in a good way. USDA Zone 8b/9a.
Passifloraceae $10 2D

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Pelargonium 'Bird Dancer'
A fetching Stellar geranium, the foliage shaped like a ruffled maple leaf has bands of dark maroon color, providing the perfect background for the pale pink "bird's foot" flowers held in dense, frilly clusters above the dark leaves from spring to early autumn. This is a dwarf form remaining under a foot tall and wide in full sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 10 and a perfect container plant where temperatures drop below freezing.
Geraniaceae $14 4in

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium sidoides
We wouldn’t care if this small evergreen pelargonium never bloomed, but gosh darn it, its dark maroon/black flowers are fabulous. Silver, velvety foliage is scented to touch. Compact, to about 1' tall and wide. Sun or shade. Occasional summer water. Excellent in pots. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8.
Geraniaceae $14

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Penstemon 'Riding HoodTM Red' 18950
Eye-catching beardtongue, a selection of the native Western species, with neon-red blooms atop long, slender stems that, you guessed it, sway delicately in the summer breeze. To 24" tall and 18" wide. Plant in the perennial border and watch them like a good movie. One of the longest blooming Penstemons around, too, from late spring to early fall. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Extremely drought tolerant. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
Plantaginaceae $12 4in

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Penstemon azureus [6800' Placer Co. CA 2018]

Plantaginaceae $12 4in

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Penstemon barrettiae 'Klickitat'

Plantaginaceae $14 4in

Penstemon fruticosus
Shrubby, evergreen native, found on slopes in the northwestern states and into western Canada. To 18'' or so tall, a little wider with long narrow leaves and lavender to purple tubular flowers in late spring to summer. Loves good, very good, drainage, as its natural home implies. Full sun, lean soil, and low water. Perfect in the dry rock garden. USDA zone 6.
Plantaginaceae $13 4in

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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' PP 12062 red dragon fleece flower
Colorful perennial with burgundy stems adorned with purple leaves marked with darker chevrons. To 3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide, these are great fillers in the garden or in containers especially in late summer into fall when tiny white flowers dress the stem tips. Well-behaved, these don't spread by runners but may root at tips that touch the ground. Otherwise, rich soil and regular summer water. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
Polygonaceae $14

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Philodendron 'Xanandu'
Luxuriant glossy green foliage is the hallmark of this beauty. Large (12x8 inch) deeply incised leaves with a sturdy midrib give a tropical feel to anywhere they are growing. Fast growing to about 2ft tall spreading up to 4ft. Excellent house plant or summer container plant outdoors. Regular water and rich well drained soil. Full sun to bright indirect light and good drainage. Be sure to transition indoor plants if moving outdoors during summer with shade to begin with. USDA zone 9b.
Arecaceae $18 4in

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Phlomis 'Sunningdale Gold' jerusalem sage
Always interested in fuzzy plants, we are captivated by the warm, golden indumentum that covers leaf and stem of this evergreen shrublet. Shared with us by British plantsman John Grimshaw, it is our new favorite phlomis. Early summer brings cheerful yellow and fuzzy flowers that lead to fuzzy seed capsules in summer and autumn. To about 3 ft tall with a broad pyramidal growth habit. Perfect for the Mediterranean border in any spot with sun, well-drained soil and limited summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Lamiaceae $14 4in

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Phlomis angustiflolia 'Toob' big leaf Jerusalem sage
Shared with us by UK plantsman Nick Macer, this one of his wild collections, forms a roughly 24'-30" rounded evergreen shrub, with silvery green leaves, folded especially with drought into an almost tube-like structure. The lemon yellow spring flowers complement the foliage beautifully. As with other Mediterranean plants, its best with lean soil, summer drought, bright light. USDA zone 7b.
Lamiaceae $14 4in

Phlomis aurea

Phlomis aureasinai jerusalem sage
Of the entire genus of mostly wooly-leaved, mint family perennials, this is among the finest. Native to the dry Mediterranean, this 4 ft pyramidal, evergreen shrub holds its furry, golden leaves upright, making a particularly lovely texture among lavenders and olives in our dry garden. Creamy yellow flowers on rounded florets, set one over the other, add interest in spring and summer. A plant for bright light and lean soil. Loves a bit of summer drought and temperatures that do not fall below the realm of 10F, lower USDA zone 8, though some have been successful in zone 7. Great container plant. Makes you look younger, too.
Lamiaceae $14

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Phlomis fruticosa - compact form
Drought tolerant shrub, with furry, wooly leaves gray-blue on top and lighter and brighter beneath. This form smaller and more compact, to only 2-3 ft tall and wide, but with the same cheerful flowers, whorls of yellow, drapey, slightly fuzzy blossoms, on upright stems from spring through summer. Full sun to light shade with little summer water for these natives of Mediterranean Europe. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Lamiaceae $12 2D

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Phlomis grandiflora - NWRES Garden Jerusalem Sage

Lamiaceae $12 4D

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Phlomis italica
One of our favorites, mostly because we get to use one of those cool words–flocccose–to describe the yellow thick hairy leaves. 2 foot tall by 4 ft wide or so with woolly lavender pink flowers. From the Balearic Islands. Full sun, not much summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Lamiaceae $14 4in

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Phlomis monocephala jerusalem sage
Wooly leaved shrub, from Turkey and very much like its close relative P. fruticosa. To 4 ft tall and wide with pale, blue-green, slight fuzzy leaves that take on a coppery fuzz over time and, in spring to early summer, two-lipped, yellow flowers appear on upright stems. Full sun to light shade and well-drained soil with little summer water for these natives of Mediterranean Europe. Evergreen and frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Lamiaceae $14 4in

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Phlomis viscosa jerusalem sage
3” clusters of yellow flowers form fuzzy spheres along branch tips late spring into summer. This hardy evergreen native to Syria has heart-shaped leaves covered in a velvety fuzz that slowly spread to 3.5’ tall and 4-5’ wide. Spent seed heads remain attractive with a geometric vibe and provide winter interest. Deer and drought resistant for full sun for light shade, lean well drained soil and not much summer water once established. USDA zone 4
lamiaceae $14 4in

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Phlomis x margaritae Jerusalem sage
A most pleasing evergreen shrub in the Cistus Nursery garden with rounded silver/white leaves to about 3 inches on plants usually about 4 by 4ft. In spring and occasionally throughout the year, small towers of buttery yellow flowers float like pom poms on upright stalks. Particularly attractive given little summer water full sun and sharp drainage. We prune old seed heads once a year to tidy. This clone from French plantsman Olivier Filippi USDA zone 8a.
Lamiaceae $12 4in

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Phormium 'Yellow Wave' New zealand flax
The broad, arching leaves of this classic New Zealand selection emerge with a wide, creamy yellow central band darkening to a warm gold over the summer. To 3-4 ft tall and wide in full to half sun with regular summer water. Great for a tropical vibe to the garden or large containers. Frost hardy into the upper teens F, upper USDA zone 8, but should be wrapped or lifted when temperatures dip below 18F. Occasional leaves that emerge green should be trimmed away to maintain color.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $16 4in

Phormium cookianum

Phormium cookianummountain flax
Green phormium, lushly green with no stripes or color interruptions on the gracefully arching leaves, to 2.5" wide in clumps to 4-5 ft tall. Stalks of yellow-orange flowers stand above the foliage in late spring/ early summer, followed by fruit in the form of attractive, long, black pods. Good in sun or shade -- in sun with regularly summer water in the inland garden, or shade with lower water requirements as in coastal sun. Not often offered, the are lovely and gracious plants. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8 with mulch for protection against freezing.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $15 4in

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Phormium cookianum 'Blondie' New Zealand Flax
A short-growing, weeping New Zealand Flax with green margins and cream-yellow stripes. Height to 2' and width slightly more. Due to its long slender leaves, this cultivar will often swallow its container by reaching way past the soil level. It's a bit like Rod Stewart's hair. Plant in part to full sun; in hot areas, it may appreciate a location in afternoon shade to avoid leaf burn. Regular summer watering. Protect from hard frost, USDA zone 8b.
Xanthorrhoeaceae $18 4D

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Pitcairnia ringens

Bromeliaceae $18 3D

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Pittosporum divaricatum
This plant, on our lust list for years, is in many ways a typical New Zealand citizen, with tiny, 1/4 inch, narrow, toothed leaves of nearly jet black, providing difficult grazing for beaky animals….all this on a densely upright, divaricating shrub. Eventually to 8 ft or more, but easily kept at 3-4 ft, producing small, dark red flowers and, with age, larger leaves. Striking pot or garden specimen. We suggest planting with silver foliage plants so youngsters don’t get lost or stepped on. Prefers some summer water. Has proven hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
Pittosporaceae $16 2D

Pittosporum sahnianum (illicoides)
A hardy pittosporum, the hardiest we know, having withstood winter rigors of -8F, lower USDA zone 6, in North Carolina. And it's handsome, too, an evergreen shrub, to 6-8 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide, with fragrant, pale yellow flowers in spring. Although now placed by some within P. illicioides, we know that our plant, from the JC Raulston Arboretum, is smaller with wider leaves. Summer water in full sun to medium dappled shade and well-drained soil. A pittosporum to enjoy with no worries about weather.
Pittosporaceae $16 4D

Pittosporum tobira 'Tall n Tough'

Pittosporum tobira 'Tall n Tough'mock orange
The hardiest of P. tobira clones, this selection is from JC Raulston Arboretum has survived temperatures to 0F without blinking. Large, evergreen shrub to small tree, to 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide, has shiny, dark green, rounded leaves and, in early summer, intensely fragrant, citrus-like, white flowers. Appreciates full sun to part shade, with regular summer water until established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Pittosporaceae $16 4in

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Plectranthus sp. 'Variegatus'
Sometimes called Cuban oregano, this temperennial is sheer decoration in the container garden or the border. Not in the least hardy, but a simple cutting stuck in the window over winter will save the plant for you. Easy. Sun or shade.
Lamiaceae $12 4in

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Poa astonii

Poaceae $12 4in

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Poa cita Silver tussock
!!Pobrecita!! If we had only had this in our garden before. This wonderful small grass from the tussock grasslands of New Zealand makes fine textures with silvery blue clumps adorned with thin, golden, flowering stalks. Easy doer in the garden if provided bright light and lean soil with decent summer water in dry places. Ours, selected from seed, has the most richly colored forms. We divide ours in the garden every 2 to 3 years to maintain the tightness of the clumps and, of course, to make more to share. Can be "renovated" each early spring with a hard steel rake. Though nicely evergreen, thatch does build up and they need a good scrubbing. USDA zone 7.
Poaceae $12

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Podocarpus alpinus 'Chocolate Box'
Oooh Podocarps! Jewel-like conifer, 3 ft of densely held, shiny, abreviated needles, glossy green in summer, deepening to dark mahogony in winter, and in new growth. Fabulous in container or garden. Average soil conditions; bright light best; avoid prolonged drought. Stunning with other "rusty" party-goers. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
podocarpaceae $16 4in

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Podocarpus chingianus UCSC 95-97
Related to P. chinensis, these rare podocarps grow to an eventual 20 ft tall x 6-8 ft wide. A striking architectural feature for the garden, with "needles" of 1/2" held against the stem giving an almost tufted appearance. Best in full sun or the light understory. Though drought tolerant, growth can be boosted by light summer watering. Frost hardy to 10F or so, USDA zone 8, and possibly lower.
Podocarpaceae $15 2D

Podocarpus lawrencei 'Purple King'

Podocarpus lawrencei 'Purple King'
Spreading shrub to small tree from New Zealand with foliage that turns a very dark purple in winter, lightening a bit in summer. Has very nice red berries. Can be easily hedged, making it a nice alternative to yew or other more commonly used conifers. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Podocarpaceae $14 4in

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Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Golden Crown'
All the virtues of this long used NW classic from Japan, to 15' or more, with generous 4" needles, these in this case, holding forth with a burst of bright creamy almost white with each growth cycle. We have found it to be slightly more upright growing than others, very good lighting for a darker corner of the garden. Summer water, at least on occasion, dappled shade for best effect. USDA zone 8a.
Podocarpaceae $16 3D

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Podocarpus nivalis x totara UCSC 90.569
The hardiest of the podocarps, this alpine totara, a Univeristy of California at Santa Cruz collection from Mt. Ruapehu on New Zealand's North Island, is a small, bushy shrub, slow-growing to 3 ft tall and up to 6 ft wide, with dense, needle-like, green foliage that turns an exquisite bronze in winter. Happy growing over walls or banks -- even in containers, in sun to shade where soil is well-drained. Summer drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Podocarpaceae $16 2D

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Podocarpus parlatorei - cl 1 [Cistus plant] pine of the mountains
A beautiful and surprisingly hardy Andean podocarp shared with us by Woodlanders Nursery, reaching 15-20' in a reasonable time with a fine scaled, somewhat weeping habit in our garden, the foliage a cheerful green against silvery bark. Evergreen and happy in dappled shade to full sun and fairly well-drained soil with summer water in dry climates. Seems fine as low as USDA zone 8.
Podocarpaceae $18 3D

Podocarpus salignus

Podocarpus salignuswillowleaf podocarp
One of a number of exquisite and rare conifers from southern Chile, this upright, forest dweller with weeping branches and gracefully hanging foliage looks for all the world like the bamboo you always wanted. Particularly beguiling as it grows in several places with the Chilean native Chusquea culeou, a combination we observed during our first collections in Chile some years ago. Nothofagus and luma are other associates in this moist cool maritime environment. Unlike some other rarities, it has become quite at home in cultivation, adding a graceful subtropical effect in our courtyard and having remained undamaged in temperatures in the low teens F in several gardens. A plant for reasonably moist soil and average fertility, bright light to dappled shade (weeps a bit more in dappled shade). Eventually to 25-30 ft, more reasonably to 15 ft in the garden. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Podocarpaceae $16 4D

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Polygonatum biflorum Soloman's seal
A wonderful wildflower, native to the eastern US, with unbranched, upright stems, handsome leaves, and in spring, the great treat -- white flowers dangling down from the arching stems. Spreads by rhizomes to form clusters. To 1-3 ft tall in clumps to 3 ft wide in part shade to full shade with summer water for best appearance. Dies back in winter and returns in all its glory with spring temperatures. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $14 4D

Polygonatum kingianum [red flowered form]
Exquisite, upright or clamoring perennial with narrow leaves and red-tinted flowers to 3' or more, spreading to form small colonies. Flowering throughout late spring and summer. Winter deciduous. Dappled shade to full sun in coastal climates. Rich soil with summer moist conditions, hearkening to its Asian origins. Zone 6.
$16 4D

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Jinguji Form'

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Jinguji Form'red stem solomon's seal
Upright perennial, a Japanese form of the traditional Solomon's seal, this with red stems that create a sharp contrast with the green leaves and white spring flowers that dangle from the stem followed by black berry-like fruit. Best in dappled to full shade, reaching 20-24" tall in clumps to 2-3 ft wide. Moist, fertile soil is best for beautiful plants standing over a long period. Frost hardy to -30F, at least, USDA zone 4.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $15 4D

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Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Jinguji'
Upright perennial, a Japanese form of the traditional Solomon's seal, this with red stems that create a sharp contrast with the green leaves and white spring flowers that dangle from the stem followed by black berry-like fruit. Best in dappled to full shade, reaching 20-24" tall in clumps to 2-3 ft wide. Moist, fertile soil is best for beautiful plants standing over a long period. Frost hardy to -30F, at least, USDA zone 4.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $15 4in

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Polylepis australis tabaquillo
Our collection of this unusual member of the rose family, the genus making the highest woodland area in the world. Our collection from about 12000' in Northern Argentina, to about 15' in height, evergreen with small white flowers. The most charming feature to us humanoids is the beautiful peeling bark, setting it aglow when backlit. Otherwise easy in cultivation given consistent moisture. Dappled shade to full sun, USDA Zone 7.
Rosaceae $18

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Polypodium sp. - narrow pinnae
A Cistus find, growing on a stony cliff in the Redwood Belt right on the Curry County/Del Norte County line of Oregon/California. This forms a sheet with particularly long, narrow fronds, some 3" x 10" or more, and unlike many polypodes, will stay summer green if watered and not exposed to excessive heat. Great for shady patch in the garden or your next green wall project. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7, Shade to part sun.
Polypodiaceae $12 4D

Prunus ilicifolia [Klamath]holly leaf cherry
A cherry for the dry garden with dark-green, holly like leaves and attractive, white flowers in July followed by late autumn fruit (more pit than cherry). A chaparral plant from Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains and southward, this dense, evergreen shrub or small tree, to 5-10 ft, is an important wildlife habitat and food source. Best in full sun with little summer water. Undamaged into the mid teens F, mid USDA zone 8.
Rosaceae $16 4D

Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'

Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'Variegated portuguese laurel
A very useful garden accent and an enduring evergreen in a variegated form, the shiny green foliage splashed cream with pink winter highlights. Reddish purple new shoots add to the excitement. Early summer flowers are white and fragrant, producing red fruit that ripens to black. Slow growing, eventually reaching 12 ft or so, this large shrub can easily be pruned to tree form or used as a hedge. Does well in sun to part shade and prefers regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Rosaceae $14 4in

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Punica granatum 'Nana Plena' dwarf pomegranate
Dwarf, double-flowered pomegranate, to only 3 ft tall or so, with leaves smaller than the species and small, but spectacular, double flowers. USDA Zone 8a.
Lythraceae $15 3D

Pyrrosia hastata

Pyrrosia hastatafelt fern
An evergreen fern, quite rare in cultivation as it spreads very slowly, but attractive with thick, three lobed leaves, up to 16" long x 6-8" wide, green above and stippled with coppery felt below, on black stems to 6-12” tall and slowly expanding into larger clumps. Found clinging to rocks and tree trunks in China, Japan, and Korea, these are best in part shade to shade in well-drained, even rocky soil with summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, and into zone 7 with winter protection. Also does well in pots and as an indoor plant.
Polypodiaceae $18 4D

Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi' [Contorta]

Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi' [Contorta]contorted tongue fern
Intriguing, sloooooow-growing, tongue fern from Japan with evergreen, contorted, (possibly convulsing) fronds, glossy above, pale brown and furry beneath. A plant for a shade rockery or special container. Keep damp. Root hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Polypodiaceae $16 4in

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Pyrrossia lingua 'Nokogiri-ba' Tongue Fern
This slow growing, undemanding fern has crinkled, leathery fronds presented on slender, darkly colored stalks. Fronds are covered with tan-to rust-colored felt on the undersides. Sun or part shade near the coast, part shade inland, reasonably well drained soil, moderate watering. Useful for containers and shady spots in the open garden. USDA Zone 8.
Polypodiaceae $18 4D

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