Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Fall 2018

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Quercus chrysolepis 12120 - Slate Mountain

Fagaceae $16 3tree

Quercus fusiformis

Quercus fusiformistexas live oak
This western representative of the southeastern, Virginia live oak grows in dry mountainous terrain as far west as Arizona and has proven itself a tough camper in a multitude of conditions, even succeeding where few other oaks do as an urban tree around Phoenix. In our neck of the woods, an upright tree eventually to 30 ft, often remaining columnar for many years, with shiny 3” leaves often with a purple hue. Silvery bark. Prefers decent drainage and bright light and should be frost hardy to about –10F or so, USDA zone 6. Very good urban street tree in the same wide range of climates.
Fagaceae $18 2"tree

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Quercus greggii - La Siberica strain
This is from our 1991 collection from high valley in Mexico's Nuevo Leon state and named for the town and the cold climate from which it comes. In habitat these form dense 6-8 ft shrubs with undulate and glossy fiddle-shaped leaves, deep green and ever so lightly furry above with a thick woolly coating of cream to light orange fur beneath. OoooH! Our original seed collections have grown in our somewhat more lavish conditions to 15 ft small trees just large enough to show off the reflective undersides of the leaves. OoooH! OooH! From its habitat we suggest this might well be frost hardy into USDA zone 6 but we know zone 7 is a no-brainer. Ohhhhh, ohhh, ohhh!
Fagaceae $14 3D

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Quercus hypoleucoides High el 12042

$28 5"Tree

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Quercus rugosa - Bonfante

Fagaceae $14 3D9

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Quercus Saddleriana SBH 10063

Fagaceae $24 4D

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Quercus turbinella SBH 12041

Fagaceae $16 5"Tree

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Reineckea carnea
Very tidy, evergreen ground cover for shade and even very dense shade. Slowly spreading. Liriope-like, very fragrant, pinkish flowers emerge from purple buds to be followed by beautiful bright pink berries. Choice and very easy. Becomes more gorgeous with age as the colony grows and develops. Some summer water is the trick. Quite hardy too. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $12 6in

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'variegated italian buckthorn
This tough, evergreen, Mediterranean shrub has been grown since the 17th century for its handsome variegated foliage, pale green leaves with creamy white margins that echo the white, spring flowers. Handsome red berries in fall stand out against the pale foliage. To 12-15 ft tall and nearly as wide. Has the best form in full sun but accepts part shade as well. Requires little summer water once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Rhamnaceae $14 2D

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Rhamnus tomentella [Hayfork Strain]
We'd like to say Cistus Introduction, but nature did it. This suberb native coffeeberry grows to about 4' in height with graceful form and 5" plus leaves in pewter, flocked white underneath. Later summer to winter fruit are red, amber, and black often at the same time making the birds happy. Lover of summer drought and full sun. USDA Zone 6.
$16 4in

Rhaphiolepis umbellata f. ovata

Rhaphiolepis umbellata f. ovata
One of the more handsome Indian hawthorns, this bold textured, evergreen, shrub (or miniature tree?), to 5-8 ft, is adorned with glossy, 3", rounded oval leaves of deep green with a light coating of hairs, and white to shell pink flowers spring through fall. Drought tolerant but fine with summer moisture. Full sun to dappled shade; reasonable drainage; low or high nutrients. Frost hardy to the lower end USDA zone 8; possibly 7.
Rosaceae $15 3D

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Rhodiola pachyclados afghan sedum
A lovely evergreen groundcover for the dry garden, this sedum from Pakistan and Afghanistan, to only 6" tall, forms a spreading carpet of small, succulent, blue-green rosettes. A great texture for the rock garden. Clusters of white flowers appear in mid to late summer. Does well in fertile to poor soil, well-drained of course, in sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepts summer water as well. Frost hardy to at least -20F, USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Pintado'

Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Pintado'rosy posy
Small plant, to only 5" tall, the grass-like leaves forming small clumps topped in late spring / early summer with the palest pink flowers tipped and centered in red. Said to be the most fragrant of the species. Best grown in full sun with summer moisture and soil that drains very well. These are winter deciduous and happiest if entirely protected from winter rains through movable pots or troughs. Late to emerge in spring, their spot should be well marked for safety. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Hypoxidaceae $9 4in

Rhodophiala bifida

Rhodophiala bifidaoxblood lily
Lovely South American equivalent of the South African amaryllis. Flowers in late summer with deep dusky-red, lily-like blooms on 1 ft stems. Grass-like, strappy leaves follow the flowers. Easy in the garden, in well-drained soil with protection from the very hottest sun. Water in their growing season. Easily grown as a houseplant and encouraged into bloom for the holiday season. Frost hardy with mulch in upper USDA zone 6.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4D

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Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa' San diego evergreen currant
Another gorgeous form of evergreen currant, this growing to 3-4 ft tall and spreading to 6 ft, making a good ground cover, with aromatic leaves on dark red stems. Flowers are pink is late winter to mid spring. Sun on the coast to shade in hotter climates with little supplemental summer water once established. Well-drained soil, of course. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
Grossulariaceae $12 3D

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Rodgersia podophylla 'Bronze Form'
Big, bold-leaved clumping perennial with striking bronze new growth. Leaves are rather like an umbrella. White flowers in summer. At maturity, mounding to 3ft tall x 3ft wide. Part sun to shade. Rich, moisture-retentive soil. Summer water where dry. USDA zone 6
Saxifragaceae $14 4D

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Rohdea japonica - a wide leaved form

Liliaceae $18 4D

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Rohdea japonica 'Mini'
Indeed, a very small form, from Japan, of this most useful evergreen perennial. To about 6", producing tufts of dark green leaves, edged and sometimes streaked white, with spring flowers, nondescript, unless you are another rohdea, but followed by most attractive bright orange fruit from late summer into winter. Evergreen. For deep shade. Excellent for container culture. Control for root weevils. USDA zone 7, if not 6.
$16 4D

Rohdea japonica 'Mure-suzume Improved'

Rohdea japonica 'Mure-suzume Improved'
Exquisitely variegated rohdea, the deep green leaves delightfully bright with wide cream stripes and margins. Slow growing, though vigorous for a variegated rohdea and much more vigorous than the "unimproved" cultivar reaching 18-24" tall in clumps nearly as wide. Excellent as a pot specimen or in the woodland garden. Lovers of deep shade and even moisture for best growth. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $18 4D

Romneya coulteri

Romneya coulteriMatilija poppy. Fried Egg Plant
Also known as ‘fried egg plant’ for its huge white flowers in late summer that look just like that. This is a big plant, fast-growing to 5 ft tall and forming large clumps of stalks with blue-green foliage and those fabulous flowers. HOT, DRY, DROUGHTY neglect is what it wants and lots of space. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Papaveraceae $18 4in

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Rosa 'Holmstead'

Rosaceae $14 4D

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Rosa lucieae [wichuraiana]

Rosaceae $14 3D

Rubus lineatus

Rubus lineatusbubble plant
The Chinese named this "bubble plant" for its clusters of red fruit; we just call it stunning! A striking plant for the half shaded garden with pleated, evergreen leaves, silky smooth green on top with silvery undersides, on arching stems to 6-10 ft tall. Lovely on a high bank where the silvery undersides can be seen mixing with the green. White flowers become red, raspberry-like fruits - but it's about the foliage! Very resilient. Enjoys some summer water. Cold hardy in USDA zones 7.
Rosaceae $14 4D

Rubus parvifolius 'Ogon'

Rubus parvifolius 'Ogon'japanese raspberry
Deciduous, ground-covering shrublet, a selection of a Japanese native species also occurring in Australia. Lax stems are often prostrate but can reach up to 3 ft tall or so with rounded, three-part leaves, very golden in this form, and pink flowers in late spring. Grown primarily for the bright foliage, though edible red fruits may appear. Cool sun or afternoon shade in moist, rich soil with average summer water. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7, and possibly lower.
Rosaceae $12 3D

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Ruscus hypoglossum
This small evergreen shrub, to 2 ft, is nothing but stems, but seems to survive quite nicely, thank you. (What appear to be leaves are really flattened stems or cladodes.) Native from Italy to the Czech Republic, it’s often used to do rough cleaning (beating rugs, cleaning butchering blocks, etc.). In spring, tiny white flowers appear on the tops of cladodes. Indestructible border plant; better in the winter when it sets berries. Best in part to full shade in rich, well-drained soil. Though drought tolerant, growth is better with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $15 2D

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Ruscus hypophyllum - cl. 1
This form from Greece, with handsome rounded leaves, a small evergreen shrub, to 2 ft, is nothing but stems, but seems to survive quite nicely, thank you. Native from Italy to the Czech Republic, it’s often used to do rough cleaning (beating rugs, cleaning butchering blocks, etc.). An indestructible border plant; better in the winter when it sets berries. Best in part to full shade in rich, well-drained soil. Though drought tolerant, growth is better with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $15 4D

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Ruscus hypophyllum - cl. 2
This form from Greece, with handsome rounded leaves, a small evergreen shrub, to 2 ft, is nothing but stems, but seems to survive quite nicely, thank you. Native from Italy to the Czech Republic, it’s often used to do rough cleaning (beating rugs, cleaning butchering blocks, etc.). An indestructible border plant; better in the winter when it sets berries. Best in part to full shade in rich, well-drained soil. Though drought tolerant, growth is better with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $15 4D

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'dappled willow
For the sparkling look in the garden, this variegated willow has pink, white and green tones in the foliage. A deciduous, large shrub to small tree, to 6-10 ft tall and wide, has lightly drooping branches. For full sun to partial shade. Likes fertilizer and a bit of spring pruning to encourage variegation on new growth as well. Prefers occasionally wet soil for best color. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4. Also known as S. integra 'Albo-maculata'
Salicaceae $12 3D

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Salix repens var. argentea argentea creepting willow
A fine, silver-leaved form of the shrub willow, upright then arching and spreading to an eventual 3 x 6 ft. Good as a groundcover with deciduous, gray-green leaves, lighter beneath, on reddish branchlets, and in spring, gray, male catkins. Prefers moisture retentive soils with good drainage in sun or part shade. A good groundcover, perfect for trailing over walls or a rock garden. Tolerates coastal conditions. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Salicaceae $12 2D

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Salvia greggii 'Playa Rosa'
Another beautiful S. greggii cultivar, this selected by Xera Plants in Portland. Lovely, light rose colored flowers on a dense plant to 2ft x 2ft. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Full sun. Provide some summer water where dry. USDA zone 8.
Lamiaceae $12 4D

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Salvia involucrata 'Boutin' roseleaf sage
Nice cultivar of a beautiful and unusual sage. To 8 x 8 ft with velvety leaves bronzed and tinted pink and, from summer until frost, fuzzy headed, deep pink flowers that emerge from the crowning bracts. Very attractive to hummingbirds and neighbors. Full sun in rich soil. Somewhat drought tolerant but best with ample summer water. Frost hardy USDA zone 8, possibly zone 7 in protected location.
Lamiaceae $10 3D

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Salvia mexicana
Our collection from NE Mexico, to 6 ft, with lime green foliage tinted ink-blue, the same blue repeated in the flowers, often with a lime green calyx. Blooms from fall through winter and year-round in a mild winter. Plants enjoy heat with a little shade protection in the afternoon and occasional summer water. Tolerant of various soils, even clay, but requires good drainage. Evergreen to the low 20sF, USDA zone 9, resprouting from 10F, zone 8, with mulch.
Lamiaceae $11 4D

Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'

Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'Japanese Woodland Sage
Beautiful, white-edged variegated salvia from Japan that stays low, around 12" tall, and forms a nice 2' clump. In late summer, spikes of the lightest yellow flowers emerge on tall 18" stalks. Leaves are hairy and oval-shaped. Part sun to light shade. Regular watering. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Lamiaceae $12 4D

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Sambucus nigra 'Eva' black elderberry
Also sold under the name 'Black Lace,' this is an elderberry that knows how to behave itself ... or so we are told. Leaves are shining black-purple, deeply cut, and layered on a deciduous, somewhat dwarf shrub to 8 ft tall if left unpruned. Add the contrast of spring flowers in soft pink flowers followed by dark red berries ... berries that are delicious in pies, jams, and pancake syrup! Fun for all seasons. Sun is best and supplemental summer water. Frost hardy into -30F, USDA zone 4.
Adoxaceae $16 4D

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilissweet box
Small evergreen shrub with shiny leaves and, in January, tiny white, thread-like flowers that give a wonderfully spicy aroma to the winter air. To only 12-14” inches tall, these small shrubs spread slowing adding more stems for more flowers and more wonderful winter aromas and more of the distinctive, round black fruit. A must have for the shady garden with rich soil and a little summer water. Extremely choice. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Buxaceae $12 4in

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Sarcococca orientalis
Our selection of this exceedingly handsome, 4 ft, rather dense, evergreen shrub with 2" x 1" leaves set amid the layered branches, each festooned with flowers up to 1/3" from mid-fall to through late winter. Wonderfully fragrant. We have found this plant to be one of the most fully evergreen and rewarding of the genus. A great addition under other shrubs in nearly full shade to bright light, but best out of hottest afternoon sun in warm climates. Regular summer water and average fertilizing. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Buxaceae $16 2D

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate'dragon gate sweet box
Discovered in 1980 by Roy Lancaster in Yunnan China, and named Dragon Gate for the temple entrance near which it was found. With this prestigious provenance, a 4 ft, arching shrub with staunchly evergreen leaves, looking much like Danae racemosa. Very late autumn to mid winter flowers of creamy white followed by copious quantities of rich red berries. A wonderfully fragrant and handsome addition to the winter garden. Tolerant of deep shade to nearly full sun in all but the hottest climates. Appreciative of some summer water where dry. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Buxaceae $15 4D

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Saxegothaea conspicua Prince Albert’s yew
From what’s left of the dense forests of Chile’s Patagonia, this bridge between the families Podocarpaceae and Araucariaceae is not only botanically interesting, it is a fantastic addition to the garden. Small tree, to 10 ft or so tall, with a loose habit (much like the boys who sport PA’s). Best in a somewhat moist situation with high shade or morning sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7b.
Podocarpaceae $17 2D

Saxifraga stolonifera

Saxifraga stoloniferastrawberry begonia
Classic pass along houseplant that is actually hardy outside ***Photo is incorrect, should be a green leaf with silver veins and a maroon underside
Saxifragaceae $11 4D

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Harvest Moon'

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Harvest Moon'strawberry begonia
Just right for a carefree addition to a shaded spot, to only 3-6" tall , spreading slowly into small colonies with golden foliage. Best with just the right amount of light to bring out the brightest of yellows while avoiding any burn. Sprays of tiny white flowers appear in late spring to early summer. Extremely easy in well-drained soil and summer moisture with a little dryness between waterings. Evergreen in USDA zone 8 and 9; root hardy in USDA zone 6.
Saxifragaceae $012 4in

Saxifraga umbrosa var. primuloides

Saxifraga umbrosa var. primuloidesminiature london pride
Wonderful saxifrage, with evergreen rosettes of dark green leaves - echeveria-like - forming a ground-covering mat in part shade or dappled shade. Can produce sprays of pinkish flowers. Accepts summer water but tolerates drought as well once established putting it on that short list of plants for dry shade! Frost hardy to a remarkable -10F, USDA zone 6.
Saxifragaceae $12 4in

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Saxifraga veitchiana Green Strawberry Begonia
A lovely strawberry begonia shared with us by the Elizabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle. Much like the classic pass-along plant, but possessing smaller leaves, evergreen and deep velvety green adorned with scalloped edges that could only be described as cute. White summer flowers appear in delicate sprays. Spreads gently by runners. Part shade to shade in moist soil with summer water in dry areas. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. A very nice container plant or small scale groundcover.
Saxifragaceae $11 4in

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Saxifraga x 'Primuloides'
Deep green and rapidly spreading evergreen groundcover, this "london pride" is a great knitter for the garden under shrubs and between other diminutive or clump forming plants. Attractive rosettes bare cerise 10" stalks that carry cheery pink flowers in early summer. Can tolerate deep shade but flowers best in more sun. Sun to shade and average moisture. USDA zone 7
Saxifragaceae $11 4in

Saxifraga x geum 'Dentata'

Saxifraga x geum 'Dentata'toothed saxifrage
A "toothy" leaved selection of a cross between S. hirusta and S. umbrosa, naturally occurring in the Pyrenees mountains. An evergreen groundcover, with mat-forming rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves to 3" across and, in summer, clusters of tiny, white-spotted-red flowers on stalks standing above the plants. Part shade with summer water; accepts more light with more water. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Saxifragaceae $9 2D

Schefflera delavayi

Schefflera delavayi
In our never ending search for garden hardy evergreen Schefflera relatives, here's one that's actually a Schefflera. This Himalayan species grows eventually to 6 or 8 ft and can have leaves in excess of 2 ft with an exquisite tawny indumentum. So far has proven hardier than even Fatsia to a low USDA zone 7!! Dappled shade is best with even moisture.
Araliaceae $19 2D

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Roseum'
A climbing hydrangea cultivar noted for its showy pink, lace-cap flowers. The leaf petioles are a reddish-pink which is also nice. A good climbing or scrambling plant to add interest to the shade garden. Part shade, such as morning sun and out of direct summer sun is also a possible planting situation. With time growing to 30 ft high and 10 ft wide, though takes to pruning. Great climbing up a Doug Fir. Flowers in summer. Deciduous. USDA zone 5.
Hydrangeaceae $15 3D

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Sedum 'Silver Moon'
This hybrid sedum doubtless involving S. spathulifolium and S. laxum was collected in the days of yore in the rich Klamath country of the southern Siskiyou Mountains by famed succulent enthusiast Helen Payne. Light gray-green rosettes to about 3" spread quickly to form no-fuss mats. Wonderful in sun to light shade as a small-scale groundcover, for a green roof, or, yes, windowsill planter. Zone 5. Prefers summer drought.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum laxum SBH 9670

Crassulaceae $7 4in

Sedum niveum SBH 9227a

Sedum niveum SBH 9227adavidson's stonecrop
From a small native range in the mountains above Palms Springs, California, comes this precious, small succulent, with winter resting rosettes to only about 1/4" spreading to make colonies eventually several feet wide. In spring and summer 3-4" stalks of starry white flowers stand above. Easy going, requiring only decent drainage and dappled sun to full sun. Drought tolerant but can handle water any time of the year as its mountain habitat has frequent thunder showers. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Crassulaceae $12 4in

Sedum niveum SBH 9227b
From a small native range in the mountains above Palms Springs, California, comes this precious, small succulent, with winter resting rosettes to only about 1/4" spreading to make colonies eventually several feet wide. This one with somewhat red-tinted leaves in winter. In spring and summer 3-4" stalks of starry white flowers stand above. Easy going, requiring only decent drainage and dappled sun to full sun. Drought tolerant but can handle water any time of the year as its mountain habitat has frequent thunder showers. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum oblanceolatum 10072a
tall/green
$7 4in

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Sedum obtusatum 'Blue Bear'

Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum obtusatum SBH 9693

Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum obtusatum SBH 9697c

Crassulaceae $7 4in

Sedum palmeri - hardy selection

Sedum palmeri - hardy selectionpalmer's sedum
A sprawling Mexican sedum, collected at 10,000 ft in elevation, with startling orange-yellow flowers in early spring and attractive rosettes of blue-green leaves throughout the year. Forms patches to 6" tall x 12" wide. Easy in full sun with good drainage and some to little summer water once established. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Drapes nicely over the sides of containers.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum palmeri 'Guatemala'
A cheerful, semi-trailing, dusty sedum in light sherbert colors. Does well in part to full sun as a groundcover, in rock gardens, or planted with other succulents in containers or in the kitchen windowsill. Flowers bloom in late winter and are bright, bright yellow and really push the color riot over the edge. Spreads to around 18-24" but only 6-8" tall. Semi-hardy, to USDA zone 8.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sedum spathulifolium 'Serpentine Blue'
A Cistus introduction. From the beautiful Siskiyous of southern Oregon, on a shiny blue mountain named Serpentine Point, comes what might be a intermediate between S. spathulifolium and its often recognized variety 'Purdy'. On a mountain with at least five taxa of sedum, we found this one in the most shade. The under 1/2" rosettes are a good silver-blue with white stems, coloring a bit in winter and quickly spreading. Excellent for summer dry garden walls/roofs and containers. Probably USDA zone 5. Suggest afternoon shade in hottest places with little summer water.
Crassulaceae $7 4D

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Sedum wrightii
A most compact succulent from the high mountains of Sonora and Chihuahua to N. Mexico with cheery green rosettes of only about 2" spreading to form clumps in their cliffside habitats with white flowers produced late spring and often late summer after the monsoons. Wonderful container or rock garden specimen. Be sure to give it your own monsoon in summer dry climates. Zone 7 with bright to dappled light.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sempervivum 'Desert Bloom'
A dusty gray-green houseleek that slowly forms a colony of 4-6" rosettes. Older leaves turn a slight pink-purple color as they flatten out, giving this particular cultivar a very Tuscan feel. Full to part sun. Excellent for roof gardens or in between stones in the rockery. Frost hardy to USDA zone 3.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sempervivum 'Gizmo'
Leaves are green with purplish tips and held upright in a distinctive rosette on this somewhat slow-growing succulent that offsets and creates mats for the rock wall, outdoor container, hell strip, or random little nooks and/or crannies. Best in sun to half shade where there is sharp drainage. Tolerates drought; grows more quickly with summer water. Plenty hardy in USDA zone 4.
Crassulaceae $7 3D

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Sempervivum 'Icicle' hens and chicks
An eye-catching red variety of Hens and Chicks, 'Icicle' is covered in white hair as if dusted in frost. This hardy evergreen succulent offsets to creates mats for the rock wall, outdoor container, hell strip, or random little nooks and/or crannies. Best in sun to half shade where there is sharp drainage. Tolerates drought; grows more quickly with summer water. USDA zone 4.
Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Sempervivum 'Mona Lisa'

Crassulaceae $7 4in

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Senecio cristobalensis red leaved velvet senecio
Huge, furry, purple-tinged, dinner-plate-sized leaves with purple undersides and red veins -- all on red stems! Semi-hardy, Mexican shrub daisy with clusters of yellow "daisies" in mild winters. To 4-8 ft, best in a half shaded spot with normal water; more sun means darker leaves. Evergreen in USDA zone 10 and upper zone 9. Root hardy to the mid teens F, USDA zone 8b, Easy from cuttings otherwise. Awesome velvety goodness!
Asteraceae $12 4D

Seseli gummiferum

Seseli gummiferumMoon carrot
A most beautiful and curious umbelliferous plant, ghostly white in all aspects. The fine, fretted, narrow foliage is tiffly architectural and covered with a waxy silver. Can you say moon garden? Up to 4 ft tall, though ours have stayed at only 2 ft, capped with a flat head of flowers in pink facing to cream. Usually biennial, so collect and sow seed. Full sun and well-drained soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Apiaceae $14 4D

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Sisyrinchium 'Stripey'
We are so happy to see this little variegated blue-eyed grass selection just released! Small, clump-forming grasses for full sun areas with little or no access to water. Also great in pots planted with small, dark gravel. 8-10" tall and wide. In the ground, plant en masse and enjoy the long season of sky blue flowers above the yellow-edged green leaves. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Iridaceae $11 4in

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Sisyrinchium macrocephalum
A charming yellow-eyed grass, that's really more of an iris. Very sunny yellow cheery flowers atop blades of narrow iris-like foliage. Just under 2ft tall and clumping. Full Sun. Regular water. USDA zone 7.
Iridaceae $11 4D

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'chilean potato tree
This handsome, shrubby, viney, small tree, to 15 ft or so, is the semi-evergreen version of a potato vine. Clusters of dark purple-blue flowers accented with golden-yellow stamens are very showy over a very long time in the summer. Not self clinging, so wrap it around something in full to part sun with not much water. Much hardier than the pure white forms and somewhat more substantial. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 re-sprouting from the ground down into the mid teens.
Solanaceae $12 2D

Solanum pseudocapsicum

Solanum pseudocapsicumFalse Jerusalem Cherry, Winter Cherry
We wouldn’t have believed its hardiness had we not been watching it thrive in a neighborhood garden for the past 7 years. White flowers followed by orange-red to scarlet fruit that is held a long time. Part to full sun with good draining soil. Makes and excellent container specimen where it will grow to about 2' tall and wide. Reseeds if temps dip below 10F.
Solanaceae $7 3D

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Solanum pseudocapsicum 'Variegatum' Variegated False Jerusalem Cherry
Not only are the leaves of this tomato relative edged and streaked with creamy silver but the round, bright orange-red fruit also exhibits stripes and marbling as well. (Decorative but not to be eaten!) Actually found in Madeira rather than the holy land, the green form has been long cultivated as a house and garden plant, enduring in old Portland gardens from the Victorian era. We like to promote this as an excellent, hardy shrub, to 2 ft tall, with white flowers in late summer and striking berries holding for most of the winter. Sun to part shade with regular was. Can also be grown as a house plant. Frost hardy and easy in USDA zone 8.
Solanaceae $16 3D

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Solanum xantii

Solanaceae $15 2D

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Sollya heterophylla Australian bluebell creeper
A shrubby vine to about 4 ft tall that's laden with delicate purple-blue bells of flowers from mid-spring until frost. The foliage and stems could be damaged at about 20F, but the plant will recover from 15F or lower. For a protected spot in the Portland garden, or makes an excellent container plant. Blooms on new wood. Bright shade to part sun.
Pittosporaceae $11 4D

Sophora microphylla

Sophora microphyllakōwhai
Fast-growing shrub native to New Zealand. A fantastic show of pendant yellow blooms in May followed by knobby long bean-like pods. Growing up to 12' and hardy to zone 7b.
Fabaceae $12 2D

Sophora prostrata 'Little Baby'

Sophora prostrata 'Little Baby'
A smallish shrub from New Zealand with narrow wiry stems growing in a zigzag fashion, bearing pretty leaves with tiny leaflets. Golden orange pea flowers are produced late in the season. Most we’ve seen reach 4 ft or so in a glorious, Rastafarian tangle, but can be trained to 8' or above. Best in full sun, lean soil, not much fertilizer, and summer water to establish and occasional thereafter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, possibly into zone 7.
Fabaceae $16 2D

Speirantha convallarioides

Speirantha convallarioidesfalse lily of the valley
Charming liliaceous evergreen ground cover, one of the myriad from south and east Asia. With bold leaves, this one forms 12" leafy rosettes of deep green slowly spreading to form small colonies to 3 ft or so at home in the deepest, darkest shade. The flowers are tiny trumpets, white and fragrant, appearing in spring and again in fall. Very good for a tropical effect. Needs summer moisture. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Asparagaceae $15 4D

Stachyurus salicifolius

Stachyurus salicifoliuswillow leaf spiketail
Elegant evergreen shrub from China with long and narrow pointed, rain-tipped leaves on arching stems to 6-8 ft tall x 5-6 ft wide. In winter pendulous chains of white-to-greenish-white blooms tantalize for a long time from bud to bloom. Truly striking year round and wonderful arching out over banks. Morning with afternoon shade, or dappled shade with regular summer water for best performance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Stachyuraceae $16 2D

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Sternbergia lutea autumn daffodil
A fall-bloomer, joining with autumn crocuses to provide cheerful fall color, this Mediterranean native has been cultivated in the US since colonial times. An amaryillis relation, in miniature, to only 6" tall or so, with bright yellow flowers in October. Best in bright, hot spots -- full sun or just a bit of shade -- but protected from winter winds and, preferably, from below freezing weather. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 9 and above; possible with mulch and careful siting in USDA zone 8. Our clone from the University of California at Davis.
Amaryllidaceae $9 2D

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Stipa barbata Silver feather grass
A long time, garden-tested needlegrass from southern Europe with long, feathered seedheads that curl sinuously above the foliage, reflecting the low angled sunlight of a fall afternoon. One of the most asked about plants in the Cistus garden when in bloom. A clumper, the blades grow to 2 ft by 2 ft, and the inflorescence (flowering stalk) to 3 ft. Sun, and not much summer water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 6.
Poaceae $7

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Styrax officinalis var. vivipara SBH 12127

styracaceae $17 2D

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Tagetes lemmonii Mexican marigold
Every Thanksgiving we have a bouquet of bright, lemon-yellow flowered Mexican marigolds filling the house with their distinct aroma. Full to part sun and little summer water. A dieback shrub in USDA zone 8, resprouting in spring. Height and width to 4-5 ft. Great along a pathway or grown in low pots. Evergreen in USDA zone 8.
Asteraceae $14 3D

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Tanacetum densum ssp. amani partridge feather
Silvery and soft ground cover for the sunny garden, this to only 6" tall x 15" wide, with silver, fern-like leaves and abundant, yellow button flowers in June and July. Adapts to all but heavy clay soils but prefers sandy, well-drained spots. Drought tolerant but also accepting of some summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
Asteraceae $14 3D

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Taxus baccata - golden spreading

Taxaceae $15 2D

Tephrocactus articulatus - white spined clone

Tephrocactus articulatus - white spined clonepaper spined cholla
This opuntia relative, one of our collections taken years ago from northwestern Argentina, grows into pyramidal clumps of 18" or so, each pad nearly round with thick, white "crows feet" toward the tip of each one. Established plants display yellow flowers. A good dry garden species in USDA zone 8b or above with protection from excess winter moisture. (Note: If plants become exceedingly dry, pads easily disarticulate.)
Cactaceae $14 2D

Tephrocactus articulatus var. strobiliformis

Tephrocactus articulatus var. strobiliformispinewood cactus
Weird and wonderful opuntia relative from northwest Argentina, this form looking for all the world like a stack of conifer cones... or various other things the imagination might conjure. Lovers of heat, drought and sun. Decent drainage, summer water, winter drought with frost hardiness to a little below 20F, USDA zone 9 or so. Otherwise fabo container plant to amuse friends and frighten neighbors.
Cactaceae $16 4D

Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum'

Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum'curly leaved germander
A plant for dry shade! and pretty with bright green leaves that are crinkled and ruffled on the edges as well as fuzzy and aromatic. Did we mention drought tolerant once established? Grown for the foliage but flowers in summer with spikes of creamy flowers flushed pink. These mounding perennials, to 12-18" tall and spreading into 2 ft colonies, enjoy sun (with some water) to shade -- a ground cover that looks good in any conditions. Frost hardy to at least USDA zone 6.
Lamiaceae $11 4D

Thalictrum ichangense [seedlings]
A shimmering herbaceous jewel to add to the shady border or woodland garden. Grows to approximately 12" x 12" and performs best in fertile, moisture retentive soil in shade to part shade. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4.
Ranunculaceae $12 4D

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Trachelospermum 'Woodlanders Yellow' [080539]
Another star jasmine from Bob McCartney in Aiken, South Carolina, this one very similar to T. jasminoides 'Mandianum' but, in our opinion, with more abundant and darker yellow flowers. An exceptionally durable, hardy star jasmine, to 10-12 ft, with shiny, leathery, dark green leaves and fragrant, creamy flowers at the yellow edge of the species’ variation. Regular summer water in full sun for most fragrant bloom. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae $14 2D

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'asian star jasmine
An Asian star jasmine, very like our T. ‘First Snow’ (the English translation of ‘Hatsuyuki’) but slower growing and shrubbier, so kept separate in order to distinguish these different habits. As with T. 'First Snow' the leaves emerge pinkish white adding green then turning mostly green with age, creating a wonderful color texture in the garden. Sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Also useful as an indoor plant.
Apocynaceae $15 3D

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'star jasmine
A pretty and delicate form brought from England in 1997, this cultivar is as vigorous as the species but the leaves, measuring about 1/2" x 2", are margined and streaked creamy white and plants show a great propensity for climbing. Sweetly scented flowers, more white than cream, in great abundance but small. Makes a wonderful contrast with other clinging vines with dark green leaves, e.g., creeping figs (Ficus pumila) or climbing evergreen hydrangeas (Hydrangea seamanii). We have used this in dark courtyards with such plants as variegated forms of Fatsia japonica and variegated aspidistra to great effect. Shade to sun, though not likely to flower in deepest shade. Fertile, well-watered soil preferably. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae $14 3D

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Trachycarpus fortunei - Taylor's form

Arecaceae $15 4D

Tradescantia 'Blue & Gold'

Tradescantia 'Blue & Gold'
Slow-growing spiderwort with soft, foliage golden -- more golden in bright light and more chartreuse in shady conditions -- and stunning, deep, iris-blue flowers, an amazing contrast over a long season. To 18" tall in clumps as wide. Can be cut back in summer to refresh and rehsape. Sun for best color or part shade with regular summer water. Easy in the garden, even enjoying very moist spots. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5. Also known as T. 'Sweet Kate.'
Commelinaceae $11 3D

Tricyrtis macranthopsis

Tricyrtis macranthopsisToad Lily
This, to us, is the gateway toadlily, an intriguing herbaceous perennial that turned us on to so many others worthy of growing. To 18” tall with weeping foliage of shiny bright green and, beginning in mid summer, large, 1” yellow flowers, bell-shaped and sometimes with minute polka dots or raspberry spreckles. A must-have in the garden for the scale and colors, the flowers sometimes continuing into December. Slower than some other species, but well worth it. Enjoys summer moisture, rich soil, and, for us, dappled late afternoon shade to avoid leaf burn. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $12 4D

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Trillium cernuum Nodding Trillium
In spring these cheery deciduous northeastern North American woodland perennials burst forth from the ground on stems to 20", bearing a whorl of three large, glossy green heart shaped leaves, centered around a nodding, lovely white tri-petal bloom with pinkish stamens. Part sun to shade, in rich, moist, soil. Hardy to USDA zone 5b.
Melanthiaceae $15 4D

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Tritonia 'Butter Orange'

Iridaceae $11 4D

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Tupistra chinensis 'Eco China Ruffles' chinese ruffles
An odd and primitive, evergreen, lily-family relative found by Don Jacobs on sacred Mt. Omei in China and introduced to horticulture rather recently. Actually, plants look neither odd nor primitive with their rosettes of 18" leaves, tall, narrow, light green and ruffled on the edges. A cheerful presence in light shade to very dark shade with summer water. Flowers are inconspicuous but produce orange berries. Cold hardy in USDA zone 7. (Also known as Campylandra chinensis 'Eco China Ruffles'.)
Liliaceae / Asparagaceae $018 4D

Ugni molinae 'Flambeau'

Ugni molinae 'Flambeau'variegated chilean guava
Fabulous foliage, the small leaves variegated in green, creams, and pink on this small, evergreen shrub, slowly to 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Flowers are nodding pink bells that produce delicious edible berries in the fall. Sun to part sun with shelter from wind, well-drained soil and consistent water. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 8.
Myrtaceae $14 2D

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Umbellularia californica SBH 9689
Also known as California bay laurel, this tough, evergreen shrub to small tree is great for the dry garden. Leaves are aromatic and used in cooking, although stronger than true bay leaves from Laurus nobilis. Small yellowish flowers are produced in spring followed by a round, green berry that matures purple. Best in sun.
Lauraceae $15 3D9

Vaccinium ovatum 'Huckleberry Hill'

Vaccinium ovatum 'Huckleberry Hill'evergreen huckleberry
A Cistus introduction, our collection of this western native, evergreen huckleberry, a form to only about 30" tall with predominantly upright branches and round, rather congested leaves, the new foliage tinted orange especially when young. The late winter / early spring flowers are a light pink followed by purplish-black fruit that tastes ... well ... ok. Good in the native or dry garden in full sun near the coast or as understory with larger shrubs and trees inland. Prefers a bit of mulch on the soil but surprisingly good in sterile places, unlike many of its kin. Summer drought tolerant, certainly, but doesn't mind the occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Ericaceae $14 2D

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vaccinium ovatum 'Mendo Red'

Ericaceae $11 2D

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Viburnum atrocyaneum
We at Cistus are always on a quest for new evergreen viburnums. This species, though found in gardens in Oregon's Willamette Valley for many years, has never been common; yet it remains one of the most beautiful garden plants. Compact shrubs -- to 4 ft, occasionally to 6 ft if allowed to go a bit wild -- with arching branches adorned with rounded, glossy evergreen leaves tinted red on burgundy stems. Clusters of white flowers appear in early to mid spring followed by blue-black berries. Easily grown as container or specimen, or shorn to formal shapes. Would prefer a bit of summer moisture. Full sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 4D

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Viburnum farreri 'Candidissimum'
This is the winter-blooming Viburnum in the garden, to the west of the main entrance path to BigTop...
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 2D

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Viburnum japonicum - Platt form
Impressive evergreen shrub with high gloss leaves, up to 4” long, and white fragrant summer flowers followed by bright red berries. Part shade seems to suit it best. Regular water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7. These plants grown from cuttings taken in Jane Platt’s wonderful Portland garden.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 4D

Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'

Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'golden leaf european cranberry bush
This smallish, striking viburnum has leaves that emerge bronze in spring, aging to dark yellow then turning green as summer approaches. Umbrels of white spring flowers are intensely fragrant and showy against the bright foliage. Bright red berries follow in late summer holding on as long as the birds allow. To a compact 4 ft tall x 5 ft wide, this viburnum makes a statement in the woodland garden in part shade to full sun in coastal areas. Expects regular summer water. Frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $12 3D

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Viburnum propinquum chinese viburnum
Truly striking, evergreen viburnum from central and western China, to 6-8 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide, with shiny, dark green leaves on reddish stems. Late spring/early summer flowers are greenish white cymes followed by blue to black fruit in autumn. Average summer water in full to part sun; a bit of afternoon shade in hottest climates. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. One of the best and a great substitute for the more common V. davidii.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $12 4D

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Viburnum tinus 'Variegatum'
The old cultivar of laurustinus that is much hardier than the newer clones. Pink flowers followed by blue berries on this workhorse evergreen shrub, to 4-6 ft tall and wide. Sun/part shade, best with a little summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $16 4D

Viburnum tinus var. robusta

Viburnum tinus var. robusta
A large form of this useful evergreen shrub -- the identification having been deduced from the old, old Oregon plant from which it was collected, suggesting an eventual, gargantuan size of 20 ft or more with the typical leaves of V. tinus and the large clusters, to 4-5", of early spring, pink and white flowers followed by incredible blue fruit. Lots of space is suggested along with sun to shade with average water at least until established. Can be used as a screen or pruned into a small standard tree for the garden. Frost hardy in USDA Zone 8.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 4D

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Viburnum x pragense prague viburnum
Fast-growing, multi stemmed, shrub to 6-10 ft and wide, perfect for an architectural specimen or screen with its dark green, puckery leaves, felty on the undersides. In spring, pink tinged buds open to umbels of white, spicey scented flowers followed by red berries turning shiny black. This cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile prefers sun or part shade and regular summer water. Evergreen in USDA zone 7 and frost hardy in USDA zone 5. Prune after flowering before new buds form.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 2D

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Vitis vinifera 'Argentea'

Vitaceae $14 3D

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Washingtonia filifera - Truth or Consequences, NM
Of the hardiest of the two Washingtonia available species, this species, with its stout trunk and large leaves adorned with white threads, is the most northern -- this seed collected from stately specimens near city hall in the town of the same name where temperatures of 0 F can defoliate but not kill these lovely plants. Keeping in mind those dips were brief and their winter climate is dry, these are quite possibly the most worthy of trying in the marginal zones where they have not yet been successful. Full sun…a little extra water in summer to boost growth. To 30-40 ft so give it some room.
Arecaceae $16 3D

Weigela 'Looymansii Aurea'

Weigela 'Looymansii Aurea'
Glowing yellow foliage emerges in spring and gradually fades to spring green on this handsome, deciduous shrub, to 4-6 ft tall and as wide. Pink flowers brushed with purple appear in late spring and early summer adding yet more bright cheer. Bright light with protection from the hottest sun keeps the foliage fresh along with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Diervillaceae $14 3D

x Amarygia parkeri ‘Hathor’

x Amarygia parkeri ‘Hathor’
An outstanding autumn flowering bulb from the late Amaryllid breeder Les Hannibal. Perfect for the summer dry garden. Large bulbs often exceeding 6-8" are slow to offset, but produce 1 to several stems ringed with 5-6" white trumpets in August and September before the winter leaves emerge. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8. Full Sun. Best in gritty well drained soil.
Amaryllidaceae $12 4D

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x Citrumelo
For us, one of the most useful of the hardy evergreen citrus. This cross between Poncirus trifoliata and grapefruit has resulted in a small tree to 15' or so with fragrant spring flowers and grapefruit produced late season. Thick rind with an intense flavor of citrus oil. Needs a bit of sugar for juice. Great for patio or edging. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7. Full sun to half shade. Extra summer water helps fruit to set.
$16 4D

x Fatshedera lizei 'Curly'

x Fatshedera lizei 'Curly'curly aralia ivy
This cross between ivy and fatsia is a winner in all respects. A viney shrub, non-clinging with somewhat lax stems that can reach 3 ft tall. This one has cute, curly leaves that add texture. Usually single stemmed, but branching can easily be encouraged by pinching the tips. As with others, it has been successful in exceedingly dark places, but prefers light shade with supplemental summer water where dry. Makes a fine houseplant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Araliaceae $12 3D

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x Fatshedera lizei 'Variegata'
The cream margined version of this Fatsia and Hedera hybrid. Excellent lax or self clinging shrub to about 6 ft. This is perfect for those odd spots, corners, against low walls or under larger plantings and the ever splashed foliage is a good backdrop for winters dainties such as snowdrops or hellebores. Best with water in some shade. Evergreen to 15 degrees but frost hardy to -10.
Araliaceae $12 6in

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'

Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Amazing, variegated yucca, clumping to 3 ft, with gold-centered green leaves, the gold brightening in summer’s light. And, true to the species name, the foliage is dressed up with curly white filaments. White flowers in spring on 6 ft stalks. Sun, well-drained soil, and occasional deep summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Agavaceae $15 4D

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Zantedeschia aethiopica - super dwarf form
A very cute calla lily, given to us many years ago by Western Hills Nursery's Marshall Olbrich, and a very small, indeed, as the name suggests. To only about 20" tall and quickly clumping, with shiny green leaves that are only 4-5" across as are the typical white flowers. Easy among other perennials. Enjoying sun and well-drained soil, these are drought or standing water in the summer (only the summer!) tolerant. Evergreen to 20F or so, USDA zone 9; root hardy to below 0F, into zone 6 if well mulched.
Araceae $015 3D

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'big green calla lily
Tired of those cliché, pure white calla lilies? These beautiful, green-tipped callas grow bigger and more robustly than your average ‘I don’t know where they came from; they were here when we bought the house’ plants. Striking flowers are truly green with white centers, appearing in mid to late summer on plant to 2-3 ft tall. Full to part sun with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Araceae $12 4D

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Hercules'

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Hercules'hercules calla lily
A truly large form of calla lily that we obtained from Western Hills Nursery in Occidental, CA, bigger in both leaves and flowers -- and, of course, better. Leaves are spotted with cream dots and 8-10”, white flowers appear in early spring on stalks up to 6 ft tall. Full sun to part shade with adequate summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Bulbs can be mulched or lifted in colder climates.
Araceae $16 4D

Zauschneria 'Happy Median'

Zauschneria 'Happy Median'
A Cistus introduction found in the "wilds" of Davis California... Actually making a beer run at 11pm, and whilst darting across traffic, found this growing in a mixed planting of seedlings.. The unusual trait, coming into full flower in May rather than July as usual. Ample silver-grey foliage under a foot in height, large deep orange flowers over a very long season. USDA zone 6.
Onagraceae $12 2D

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Zauschneria 'UC Hybrid'
Hybrid California fuschia from the U.C. Botanic Garden in Berkeley, or maybe not, with gray foliage and large scarlet blooms in summer and fall. Full sun and excellent drainage are must needs for this plant to thrive, though it can tolerate poor soils just fine. Height 12-18" and about 3-4' wide. Excellent for slopes and as a foreground plant in dry, sunny areas that receive little attention. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7, around 10 degrees.
Onagraceae $12 2D

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Zauschneria californica 'Schieffelin's Choice'
A low-growing cultivar of California Fuschia, this to only 6-8" in height, spreading to 18" in width. From summer through fall, long tubular orange-red blooms shine above the soft gray-green, somewhat hairy foliage. Choice perennial for bright light, well-drained soil, with summer drought, though occasional deep-watering will improve the bloom. Hummingbirds and pollinators rejoice, and deer allegedly are somewhat dissuaded from nibbling... USDA zone 8.
Onagraceae $12 2D

Zauschneria canum 'John Bixby'

Zauschneria canum 'John Bixby'California Fuchsia
A new introduction from the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA with soft gray-green leaves and particularly large scarlet flowers. This selection gets slightly taller than the typical native species, to 18" tall, and 4-5' wide. Full sun in well-drained soil. Excellent on slopes or in the mixed border. Hummingbird attractor. Frost hardy to upper USDA zone 7.
Onagraceae $14 2D

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Zauschneria garrettii 'Orange Carpet' creeping hummingbird trumpet
A striking groundcover, selected by David Salman of High Country Gardens nursery, and perfect for attracting hummingbirds. Shrubby stems form mats of green foliage and, in mid to late summer, bright orange, tubular flowers appear in profusion -- just when there isn't much other color. Sun to part shade in well-drained soil with little summer water necessary, though a little encourages more flowers. Dies to the ground returning easily in spring. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Onagraceae $9 2D

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