Plant Catalog for Mail Order: Fall 2021

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Rhamnus californica ssp. tomentella [Sierra Silver seedlings]

$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

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 2D

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Rhodophiala bifida - carmine pink oxblood lily

Amaryllidaceae $12 2D

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Rohdea japonica - crested
An old cultivar from Asia that we found in the San Francisco area. Slow growing for full shade outdoors or bright indirect light indoors. Greenish cream flowers followed by long lasting bright red berries in summer. Extremely collectable and often used in traditional pot culture in Japan. Evergreen arching leaves crested with a folded ridge down the center, forming clumps, eventually to 12” tall. Appreciates good drainage and occasional summer water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7 into 6 in protected areas.
Liliaceae $18 2D

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Rohdea japonica - narrow leaved form Sacred Lily
Slow growing evergreen perennial for full shade. Greenish cream flowers followed by bright red berries in summer. Extremely collectable. Hardy outdoors.
Liliaceae $18 4in

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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 4in

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Rohdea japonica 'Mure-suzume'
Another lovely and variegated, miniature Rohdea with 8-12'' rosettes and diminutive deep green leaves streaked and margined cream and white. Very slow growing. Excellent as a pot specimen or in a small space in the woodland garden. Lovers of deep shade and even moisture for best growth. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $21 4in

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Rohdea japonica 'Striata' [ex. ‘Striata’] Sacred Lily
These seedlings -- true to type from an 18”, evergreen perennial, the narrow leaves streaked with light cream ridges -- behave much like other members of the species, providing interest in the deepest darkest corners of the garden where nothing but Aucuba might survive. Small clusters of pale lavender to white flowers give way to impressive clusters of orange-red berries in autumn. Summer moisture speeds growth. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Liliaceae $18 2D

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Rosa 'Holmstead'
Gifted us years ago under this name of which we've found no reference. A charming groundcover eventually to 4' arching mounds if left un-trimmed. Repeat flowering with small evergreen glossy leaves and 2 to 3 inch semi-double scarlet petals surrounding a small boss of yellow stamens. Long season of cheer either in container or in the ground. We grow ours through Lonicera nitida 'Briloni' for kicks... USDA zone 6b.
Rosaceae $14 4D

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Rosa lucieae [wichuraiana]

Rosaceae $14 4in

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Rosmarinus officinalis 'Mrs. Reeds Dark Blue'
A mid-sized (2') selection made for its dark dark blue flowers in winter. Our guess is that Mrs. Reed made a exquisite lamb with rosemary cream sauce. Just a guess. Martha: eat your heart out... One of the hardiest of the dark blues, having sailed through USDA zone 7 winters, indeed even zone 6.
Lamiaceae $12 4in

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Ruschia clavata
Intriguing shrubby mesem (ice plant) from southern South Africa growing to 4 ft tall with open branches and adjoining globular, olive-green to bluish leaves. Bright light where soil is lean and well-drained and some summer water can be provided. Expected to be frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7 and possibly lower. Good container specimen as well.
Aizoaceae $9 3D

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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 3D

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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 3D

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Ruscus hypophyllum - cl. 3
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 3D

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Salix repens var. argentea silver 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 'Calamity Jane' Mounding black sage
Woody sage, a cross between Salvia leucophylla and a prostrate form of S. mellifera, mounding to 3-4 ft tall and wide with fragrant, gray-green foliage and pale lavender flowers in spring that are delicious to bees and hummingbirds. Best in sun to bright shade in well-drained soil with only occasional summer water once established. Said to be deer resistant as well. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
Lamiaceae $11 3D

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Salvia lavandulifolia Spanish sage
A sage with leaves that look like a lavender and smell like rosemary. Sounds like we might have some self-esteem issues here... trying too hard to please everyone... in any case, there’s room in our rock garden for this one. Upright habit, growing to about a foot high and wide with 2 foot spikes of lavender-blue flowers. Full sun, well-drained soil. Hardy to 5F or so. USDA zone 7.
Lamiaceae $9 4in

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Salvia sonomensis 'Blue Canyon'
A Cistus introduction, this lovely western native from the selection-rich American River canyon in California's Sierra Nevada is a particularly high elevation collection from 4100'. Spruce blue leaves smelling about as sage-y as possible. Perfect small scale ground cover for under your favorite Manzanita or Ceanothus and only about 5 inches tall by about 4 feet in a few years. Lean soil, sharp drainage, summer dry. USDA zone 7.
$14 4in

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Salvia sp. - nice red flower

Lamiaceae $14 2D

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Santolina rosmarinifolia

asteraceae $15 4D

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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem'

Buxaceae $15 3D

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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 4in

Sarcococca salicifolia

Sarcococca salicifoliasweet box
One of the most unusual and graceful of the sarcococcas, this 4 to 5 ft shrub of equal spread possesses arching branches and long, yes, willow-like leaves of shiny light green, appearing very much like bamboo as well. The particularly fragrant flowers are most abundant in fall into early winter and are a creamy green-yellow melding beautifully with the shiny leaves. Light dappled shade to full shade -- ok in sun in coastal climates -- with reasonable summer water and fertile to average soil. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8, though a form exists in the JC Raulston Arboretum in zone 7 in North Carolina suffering only occasional damage.
Buxaceae $15 2D

Saxifraga stolonifera

Saxifraga stoloniferastrawberry begonia
Classic pass along houseplant that is actually hardy outside
Saxifragaceae $11 4D

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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

Schizostylis coccinea f. alba

Schizostylis coccinea f. albakaffir lily
Cheerful perennial with grassy leaves and, in this form, clear white, star-shaped flowers atop longish stems, appearing mostly in fall and into winter but here and there throughout the summer. To 2 ft tall forming clumps to 12" wide in full to part sun with regular moisture for best performance. Vigorous grower, easily kept in bounds. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Iridaceae $9 4in

Sedum dendroideum

Sedum dendroideumBush Sedum
Tall sedum, earning its common names of bush sedum or tree sedum by reaching to 1-3 ft tall along rooting stems that create a large, ground-covering clump to 3-4 ft wide. Succulent leaves and long and green; flowers are yellow in star-shaped clusters appearing in late winter and early spring. Best in sun to part shade in the well-drained, dry garden preferably in a protected spot. Frost hardy to the mid 20s F, USDA zone 9.
Crassulaceae $8 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

Sedum nussbaumerianum

Sedum nussbaumerianumcopperstone sedum
Also called copperstone stonecrop, this sedum is low growing, to only 8" tall x 2-3 ft wide, with 1" pointed, succulent leaves, green with rosy bronze tints. Flowers are fragrant, appearing in white umbels in late winter to spring. Likes full sun in well-drained soil with occasional summer water and fertilizer. Does well in coastal areas. Frost hardy in mid to upper USDA zone 9. In colder areas, a good container sedum or houseplant that trails willingly over edges.
Crassulaceae $008 4in

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Sedum palmeri 'Guatemala'
A cheerful trailing evergreen in light sherbet colors, blue-green tinted with orange and pink around the edges, especially in cooler weather. Easy in part to full sun as a groundcover, planted with other succulents in containers, or a sunny windowsill. Flowers bloom in late winter and are bright yellow pushing the color riot over the edge. 2" rosettes of rounded leaves on trailing stems 18-24" across by only 3" tall. Hardy in USDA zone 8a provided sharp drainage.
Crassulaceae $9 4in

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Sedum spathulifolium var. purdyi 'Applegate Green' purdy's stonecrop
A Cistus introduction. Another variant of this West Coast native sedum, this Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains growing on north slopes in the shade of evergreen oaks. Rosettes are a jade green under 1/2” and dense with numerous offsets borne on licorice red stems. Easy in cultivation for troughs, rock gardens, or small-scale groundcover. Tolerates sun and shade as well as drought in summer dry places. We expect frost hardiness in USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae $9 4in

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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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Selaginella sp.

Selaginellaceae $12 3D

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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 $9 4in

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Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget' pp#28284
A new twist on the classic "hen and chicks" bright spring green rosettes each up to 5" accross form a spreading ground cover. In cooler weather the whole plant takes on a brilliant gold with each leaf tipped in orange which is more pronounced in bright light. Great for adding color in the winter garden. Drought tolerant for well drained soil in full sun or half shade. Excellent in containers as it is cold hardy down into USDA zone 4.
Crassulaceae $12 4in

Sempervivum 'Rita Jane'
Hardy succulent for the rock wall, outdoor container, hellstrip, or random little nooks and/or crannies, this with rosettes of blue-gray leaves tinged red and gold and edged in purple. For sun to half shade in any soil that drains well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
Crassulaceae $008 4in

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Sempervivum heuffelii 'Gold Bug' golden Hens and chicks

Crassulaceae $9 4in

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Sideritus syriaca

Lamiaceae $11 4D

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Sinningia 'Cherrie's Jubilee' Hardy cherry gloxinia
This fantastic hardy gloxinia, when given excellent drainage in winter, its rot, not cold that will harm this beauty. Late Spring through fall, large tubular flowers adorn beautifully fuzzy branches and foliage, hummingbird delight! Enjoys sun, but protect from the hottest afternoon exposure, and keep moist when its warm out. Hardy to Zone 7
Gesneriaceae $16 4in

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Sisyrinchium 'E.K. Balls' Blue-eyed grass
Though the foliage is grass-like, this is a small, iris relation, to less than 1 ft tall in clumps to 1 ft wide. The late spring flowers are lavender-blue with a yellow eye and completely cover the foliage. A great sterile hybrid, well-behaved in the garden, these tolerate winter water and can dry out in summer. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
Iridaceae $7 4in

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'chilean potato tree
This handsome and useful vine 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 $14 4in

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Soldanella villosa
A charming alpine primula relative native to the Alps and the Pyrenees Mountains this evergreen perennial thrives in cool bright conditions where its leathery deep green round leaves form low mats to about 10 inches wide. Early spring flowers are pale purple fringes held 8 to 10 inches above the leaves on deep purple branched stalks. They bring to mind garden nymphs at play in the garden. Light shade to sun out of the hottest afternoon sun, moist well drained soil. USDA zone 4
Primulaceae $12 4in

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Sonchus palmensis giant tree dandelion
This dandelion relative native to the canary islands is just the thing for creating an exotic look. Deeply cut fern-like foliage up to 3ft. long cover stout 4-5ft. plants. Late spring/early summer large panicles (up to 4 feet across), covered with 2 inch yellow dandylions. For all but hot afternoon sun and even tolerates light shade, average garden moisture and a little fertilizer go a long way. A fun fast growing annual for pots or planting beds. USDA zone 9b
Asteraceae $014 4D

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Sophora davidii
This tough but graceful medium-sized shrub from Western China remains rare in horticulture despite it's hardiness and beauty. Small-textured leaves provide excellent background for the blue-tinted flowers spring through summer. Full sun to part shade, excellent long-term, container plant, often semi-evergreen in our climate. Deciduous, but hardy to USDA zone 5.
Fabaceae $12 3D

Sophora microphylla 'Sun King'

Sophora microphylla 'Sun King'
This Hillier’s introduction is hardier than either of its parents, withstanding temperatures in the upper teens F. Striking, vase-shaped shrub to 6 ft or so, loaded with large, luscious, bell-shaped, golden pea flowers over a long late spring bloom period. Evergreen foliage is dark, the leaves pinnate and fine-textured. Sun with average summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Fabaceae $18 3D

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 $22 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

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Stipa elegantissima

Poaceae $14 2D

Stipa gigantea

Stipa gigantea
Gorgeous and refined ornamental grass, forming clumps of fine, evergreen leaves, 18” tall x 3 ft wide and, in summer, 6 ft spikes of shimmering, golden flowers. Yum! Handsome in winter as well. Full sun and well-drained soil with only occasional summer water once established. Fits well with other plants. USDA zone 7.
Poaceae $12 2D

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Stipa ichu Peruvian Bunch Grass
Fine-textured bunch grass from Peru and Central America that is similar to Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) but doesn't reseed as much in low water conditions. Grows to 2-3' tall and 12" wide. Great planted in mass or as an understory planting beneath a small, ornamental tree that does not provide dense shade. Also excellent planted near agaves, rock roses, lavender, and other heat-resistant plants that prefer rocky instead of clay soils. Makes a good container plant. Full sun.
Poaceae $14 4in

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Synthyris reniformis ssp. cordata purple figwort
This jewel of southern Oregon's great plant diversity grows to only 2-4 inches in height with shiny evergreen leaves tinted red especially in winter. Late winter through spring, dainty violet flowers. This form growing into small patches up to 2 ft. Perfect in the native or woodland garden under shrubs or between pavers as well as trough or rock garden. Able to withstand extended summer drought but a little water does push it along. USDA zone 7.
Plantaginaceae $12 4in

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Tagides lemmonii 'Little Lemon'

Asteraceae $16 4D

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Taxus baccata 'Minuet'
This fastigiate & congested-leaved version of English Yew is perhaps a better plant for a modern small garden. Dark green leaves are an excellent backdrop for many other lighter leaved plants. Fine in a formal situation or container. Full to part sun with normal water. Slow growing, to a very narrow 10' in a fair time.
Taxaceae $15 2D

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Teucrium aroanium creeping gray germander
Creeping silver groundcover, to 4" tall x 1 ft wide, the aromatic foliage fine-textured and the flowers showy, with clusters of dark purple and lavender blooms from early summer through October. Sun to part shade in lean, well-drained soil with little summer water once established. Can be sheared in early spring. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
Lamiaceae $12 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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Torreya californica california nutmeg
YEW would know this rare member of the yew family that occurs with only a few species in China, Florida and along the Pacific West Coast. All have tiered branches and a wonderful fragrance to the foliage. This species, an understory or chaparral dweller to 30 ft or more under favorable conditions, has cones on adult plants, seed structures that become drupe-like when mature, a single seed covered in red to purple flesh. Yum! One of the better confers for West Coast drought situations. Stun your friends with it’s prickly foliage – or not. Our plants' parents were in the southern Siskiyou Mountains of Shasta County California. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. Not lovers of high summer heat with humidity.
Taxaceae $018 4in

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Theta'

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Theta'asian star jasmine
A Cistus introduction, named for Sean’s mother, this extremely ornamental star jasmine has distinctve foliage -- very narrow, under 3/8" wide x 2" long -- and a vining, scrambling habit, draping beautifully over walls, in a rockery, or in a container. Eventually produced sweetly fragrant white flowers. Vigorous and hardy in full to part sun with some summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Apocynaceae $16 4in

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 4in

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Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Woodlanders Yellow'
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 4D

Trachelospermum sp. - Cliff Parks

Trachelospermum sp. - Cliff Parksstar jasmine
Purchased years ago from the great nursery, Camellia Forest, this Cliff Parks collection, clearly related to T. jasminoides, has uniquely broad, triangular leaves with a slightly ruffled surface adding a particularly lovely texture in the garden or container. The flowers, creamy white with maybe a drop of yellow, have the typical star jasmine fragrance with a little drop of custard. We’ve enjoyed this plant for many years but have just now propagated it in enough numbers for you to enjoy as well. Drought tolerant, as are the other star jasmine, but prettier with some summer moisture. Sun or shade with best flowers in sun. Has taken USDA zone 7 winters in stride.
Apocynaceae $16 2D

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Trachycarpus fortunei - Taylor's form
Originally shared with us by plantsman Pat McCracken, this strain selected through multiple cold winters in the Carolinas having survived 0 fehrenheit and a little below unscathed. To 30 ft or so with 3 foot wide by 5 foot long fronds gently bent at the tips and producing copious ammounts of deep blue fruit on female plants. USDA zone 7 for sure. Regular summer water for best appearance.
Arecaceae $15 4D

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Tradescantia brevifolia 'Scout'
Our collection of this vigorous perennial with purple tinted leaves and delicate pink flowers. Grown in rather harsh conditions from the mountains of West Texas. Spreads a couple of feet by 6"-12" in 3-5 years. Evergreen to low to mid 20's, re-sprouting vigorously down to well below 0F. Full sun for best color, but dappled shade is just fine. Decent drainage, and a summer thunderstorm or two. USDA zone 6b.
$14 4in

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Tricyrtis formosa 'Gilt Edge'

Liliaceae $14 4D

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Trillium kurabayashii - Oak Flats, Chetko River, OR
Collected from Oak Flats near Oregon's Chetko River, and selected for their particularly purple spotted leaves. These, from seed, grow to 18" tall and have handsome flowers in the red range. As with most West Coast native trilliums, These prefer dappled shade and dry summers. Easy in the right conditions. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
Melanthiaceae $22 2D

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Tulbaghia violacea 'Oro Verde'
Shared with us by plantsman Blair Haynes, this evergreeen onion grows to about 12-18" in height and spread, with green, gold, or striped leaves. Summer flowers, of the same violet as the species, making for a nice contrast. Excellent container plant for bright light, quite drought tolerant, but will of course grow more quickly with a little additional water. Remains evergreen to the low 20's, turns to snot below that, but resprouts anywhere Zone 8 or south, mulch the crowns just in case.
Amaryllidaceae $14 4D

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Umbellularia californica [Bowman Lake]

Lauraceae $12 4in

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Uncinia rubra red hook sedge
Ever-red, clumping sedge. Slow growing, to 12" tall x 15" wide and best used in the garden in combination with yellow or light green foliaged plants. For full sun to part shade with regular water in summer. Seed heads can get caught in fur -- both animal and people -- and are best removed. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
Cyperaceae $12 2D

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Vestia foetida
Stump your horticultural snob friends with this high elevation tomato relation from Chile that thrives in thePacific Northwest. Greenish yellow tubular flowers in late spring on this glossy green-leaved, 3-8 ft, evergreen shrub. Part to full sun.
Solanaceae $14 4in

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Viburnum farreri 'Candidissimum' fragrant viburnum
A winter blooming deciduous shrub to 8 ft or so with an upright fountain shape to abot 6ft wide. Begins blooming as early as November and continues with clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers often into April. 3 to 4 inch leaves are deeply veined and about half as wide. Attractive in a mixed planting for winter interest or backed by deep greens where the white winter flowers shine. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions notably poor drainage, provided moderate summer irrigation. Sun to dappled shade. Cold hardy USDA zone 6
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 2D

Viburnum tinus 'Bewley's Variegated'

Viburnum tinus 'Bewley's Variegated'variegated laurustinus
This British cultivar of a Mediterranean species has handsome, variegated foliage, shiny green with white edges and pink, fragrant flowers in early spring followed by blue berries in autumn that feed the birds. A very sturdy, evergreen shrub, to 6-8 ft tall, with a dense and bushy habit. Little summer water once established in sun to part shade -- even rather deep shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7; hardier than the species.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 4in

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 4in

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Viburnum utile
evergreen shrub to 5' with profuse and dense white fragrant spring flowers. Handsome foliage throughout the year. Full to half sun. z7.
Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae $14 2D

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x Amarygia 'Rose Dark'

Amaryllidaceae $12 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 $14 3D

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x Gasteraloe 'Midnight'
An intergeneric cross between an aloe and a gasteria, by Kelly Griffin of Rancho Soledad Nursery, resulting in a rosette-forming succulent, to 8-12" tall x 1-2 ft wide. The leaves are rough-textured with bitty bumps, dark green with red highlights. Flowers are orange in late winter, early spring. Only successful in the ground in USDA zone 10, but elsewhere, a good pot plant or year round houseplant. Bright light with well-drained soil and little water.
Aloeaceae $14 6in

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x Mangave 'Blazing Saddles'
A Hans Hansen introduction crossing X Mangave 'Bloodspot' with northern Mexico's Agave nizandensis yielding a beautiful deep burgundy red flecked minty green rosette to only about 8" in height and a little wider. Easy to grow in bright light with decent drainage and occasional summer watering and not below 20F so USDA zone 9. Excellent container plant. Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited.
asparagaceae $18 4in

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x Mangave 'Maya Queen'
Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited
Asparagaceae $18 4in

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x Mangave 'Moonglow' pp29195
Another otherworldly hybrid from plant breeder Hans Hansen. This stunning succulent 2' wide rosette 6" tall of narrow silvery-blue leaves splotched with large deep purple spots, reminiscent of Pandoran flora. Tolerates part sun but more sun = more intense color. Tolerates drought but better with occasional summer water. Newly introduced so guessing cold hardiness in zone 9 possibly lower. Great fast growing patio plant where not hardy.
Asparagaceae $18 4in

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x Mangave 'Navajo Princess'
Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited.
Asparagaceae $18 4D

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x Mangave 'Painted Desert'
This Hans Hansen cross mixing Agave macroacantha and A.nizadensis with darkly spotted Manfreda produced this under one foot rosette with purple spotted leaves backed by olive green with a muted gold stripe down the center of each leaf. Excellent container plant, easy growing with bright light and better than avarage drainage. USDA zone 9 possibly 8b. Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited
Asparagaceae $18 4D

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x Mangave 'Purple People Eater' PP29949
An intergenaric cross, eye popping lavender leaves are mottled with deeper purple and edged in colorful rusty brown teeth. Grows to a tidy looking 12-16"x 2ft. rosette. Best color in full sun but can grow in light shade. Gritty well drained soil and winter protection when temps below 20 threaten. USDA zone 9 Excellent in a container. Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited.
Asparagaceae $18 4in

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x Mangave 'Whale Tale'
Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited.
Asparagaceae $18 4in

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Xyris capensis

Xyridaceae $14 3D

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Yucca angustissima [Tim Hannis]

Agavaceae $18 4in

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Yucca baccata [from T. Hannis. San Juan Co, UT]

Agavaceae $14 4in

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Yucca constricta

Agavaceae $18 3D

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Yucca elata var. utahensis [Wa. Co, UT]

Agavaceae $18 4in

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 $18 4D

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Yucca filamentosa 'Hofer's Blue'
This silvery blue form of adam's needle is just as tough and reliable as others in the species with long leaves to about 3 feet tall with a similar spread and creamy white summer flowers on stalks up to 6 feet. Drought and salt tolerant but better with occasional summer water at least to get established. Full sun to light shade and any decent drainage. Excellent in containers and cold hardy down to USDA zone 4.
Agavaceae $18 4D

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Yucca harrimaniae - Duchesne Co. UT

Agavaceae $12 4in

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Yucca linearifolia 'Dusky Blue'
One of the most beautiful yucca species, related to Y. rostrata. The 3 ft rosettes atop an eventual 3-8' trunk resemble the Australian grass trees, Xanthorrhoea, or a dim version of Dasylirion quadrangularis. Flattened somewhat triangular leaves of spring green to nearly turquoise and white flowers to 3' or so above the rosette. From only a few scattered localities, these from north of Galleana, NL, Mexico, in a most diverse habitat. This form is particularly blue and quite vigorous adding 6-8" of trunk each year. Our plant often elicits comments from garden visitors. The southern habitat of the species would indicate lack of frost tolerance but plants have so far withstood 5F, mid USDA zone 7. Full sun to partial shade and summer water with, as always, well-drained soil.
Agavaceae $018 4in

Yucca pallida

Yucca pallidablue soapwort
Native from Waco, Texas south, this clay-tolerant yucca has no trunk, but offsets rather nicely forming an evenly spaced ‘grove’. Translucent leaf edges on glaucous blue, long leaves are an excellent late afternoon cheap thrill. Each clump 2 ft tall and wide. Best where it receives a bit of water in the summer. Blooms best after a fire. Cold hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
Agavaceae $16 2D

Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'
A Cistus introduction. Although Yucca rostrata is one of the most gorgeous species available, and definitely one of our top 500 favorite plants, it is exceedingly slow to reproduce from offsets, seed is difficult to come by, and seedlings vary as to their...blue-osity. Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies' is a selection from one of our collections in the early 90s in northern Mexico, out of a seed batch of stunning blue-leaved plants. Through the magic of tissue culture, we now have a reliable source. These vigorous young plants quickly form a 3 ft, multi-leaved rosette of nearly jade-blue, forming 3 to 4 ft plants in 7 or 8 years under good conditions, eventually to 10 ft or more. Excellent container plants, providing fine architecture, or repeated in the dry garden and looking of dusty blue fireworks from a distance. Particularly beautiful reflected in late afternoon/evening light. Full sun to dappled shade. Not particular about soil, excepting standing water. Some supplemental irrigation in dry summer places. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6 and has been successful in zone 5 including the Denver Botanic Garden (Really!).
Agavaceae $016 4in

Yucca rupicola

Yucca rupicolatwist leaf yucca
This large textured species from the Texas hill country consists of slowly clumping, undulant leaves, 1 to 2" wide, of deepest green. Particularly striking when planted with silver-blues such as festuccas or other blue tinted, rosette-forming plants. An easy care creature if provided well-drained soil, supplemental summer water in exceedingly dry places, and bright light, though at home in dappled shade if leaves do not collect in its crown. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
Agavaceae $016 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 2D

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 4in

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