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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml)

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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$14.99 Qt.

Darmera peltata (peltatum)  (Peltiphyllum peltata) Umbrella Plant,  Indian Rhubarb         Z: 5-9    

Darmera peltataThe Umbrella Plant is Big and Bold, grown for its foliage which is GORGEOUS in Fall. Makes a fine marginal water plant. Grows in sun or shade, but soil must be moist. Pink or white flowers appears in spring before foliage.   Attracts the earliest bees and butterflies and makes a great cut flower.

Soil: Moist      H: 36-48" (36-48" IB)      W: 24-36"     B/M: Pink or white/ 3-4 

  Attracts Butterflies

$14.99 Qt.

Deinanthe bifida     Two-lobed False Hydrangea      Z: 4-8        

Deinanthe bifida

Native to moist alpine forests in Japan. White flower clusters of up to 20 blooms with both bisexual flowers and larger sterile flowers in the clfuster margins.  The sterile blooms attract pollinators to the small fertile blooms.  Flowers resemble some hydrangeas hence the common name.  Leathery leave 4-8" also resemble hydrangeas.  "Bifida' means each leaf has two pointed lobes at the tip.  Unlike hydrangeas, it is a herbaceous perennials rather than a shrub.  Grows easily even in the deepest shade as long as it's soil requirements are met. Disease and pest free.  Lovely and very rare.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, peaty, fertile       H: 24"  W: 24"     B/M:  White/6-7.

Japanese Native

$24.99 Qt.

Deinanthe caerulea      False Hydrangea           Zone:    5-7      

Deinanthe caeruleaA delightful blue species from China, similar to D. bifida from Japan but with nodding blue flowers that slowly forms a mound of lovely foliage and lilac to lavender blue blooms.  Prefers a cool spot in the garden, mulch well, dislikes hot summers and these help.   It's a perennial that can easily be mistaken for a shrub.  But it's the bloom that will linger in your memory from the first time you see it until you own it so that seeing it ever June is certainty.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 12-18"   W: 24-36"       B/M:  Lavender Blue/6-7

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$9.99 Qt.

Delosperma ashtonii     Ashton's Hardy Ice Plant       Z: 7-9      

Delosperma ashtonii     Ashton's Hardy Ice PlantWith flattened, 3-sided grey-green succulent foliage, (unlike the round foliage of many of the Genus) this South African species forms a low 4", creeping groundcover and from May through early fall is smothered with fuchsia blooms with white centers.  Needs well-drained soil, especially in winter.  Drought tolerant but actually better is watered during the season. 

Soil: Well-drained          H: 4" W: Indef.         B/M: Fuchsia// 5-10 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Delosperma cooperi       Hardy Ice Plant      Z: 5-9      

Delosperma cooperiLow growing perennial succulent with brilliant, shining rose-purple flowers ALL SUMMER HARD! One of our most spectacular plants. Use for ground cover, erosions control but give it very well-drained soil. Also spectacular in a low, wide pot or trough. Drought tolerant. 

Soil: Well-drained          H: 5-7" W: Indef.         B/M: Rose pink// 6-10 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Delosperma 'John Proffitt'  (Profit, Proffit)  Table MountainTM  Ice Plant      Z:(3)4-9     

Delosperma 'John Proffitt'A vigorous mat forming succulent described by some as an improved Delosperma cooperi, that literally smothers itself in magenta blooms, sports flatter, green foliage and it's MUCH shorter than D. cooperi. Also, it looks good in winter. This will be the plant to compare other Delospermas to!  A Colorado Plant Select introduction named for Denver Bot. Garden's former director.

Soil:  Very well-drained        H: 3"  W:  18"        B/M: Fuchsia/ 6-10

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Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Delosperma nubigenum       Dwarf Hardy Ice Plant    Z: 5-9      

Delosperma nubigenum       Dwarf Hardy Ice PlantNative to the hot, dry climates of South Africa, these succulent, drought-tolerant plants have splendidly showy, daisy-like flowers. The mat-forming plant's fleshy leaves will tumble over rock walls or edges of container gardens. More cold-tolerant than other Delosperma. Showy yellow flowers are splendidly showcased by rich-green, dense foliage. 

Soil: Sharply drained          H: 3" W: 18"          B/M: Yellow/ 6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'    Dwarf Hardy Ice Plant,    Z: 5-9  

Delosperma nubigenum 'Basutoland'A named form of the species from Berkely Botanical Gardens that looks stunning trailing over a wall which it will do!  Great as a evergreen groundcover with all summer yellow flowers (place 24" apart).  Foliage turns a beautiful red in winter.  Small bright yellow flowers in profusion.  More cold-tolerant than other Delosperma. There are those who say this and the species are one and the same. 

Soil: Sharply drained          H: 3" W: 18"          B/M: Yellow/ 6-9 

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

 

Delphinium exaltatum    American Bee Larkspur     Zone: 5-7  

Delphinium exaltatumOne of our favorite Delphiniums 'cause it thumbs it's nose at heat and humidity, of which we have a plenty!  Beautiful 1" long Gentian Blue to Purple Larkspur type blooms in this East Coast Native over a period of 2 months from July through September.  This species blooms later, is taller and has more abundant foliage than most other native U.S. larkspurs.  Altogether, a well, must-have especially for the cottage garden.  Best in mass but that will happen with time as it gently self-seeds.

Soil: Ave. to moist but well-drained    H: 4-6'  W: 1-2'     B/M:  Gentian blue/7-9

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$9.99 Qt.

Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum'     Larkspur     Zone: 3-10    

Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum'Belladonna delphiniums are MUCH better for our area w/ it's hot summers. Upright, branching perennial, w/ cup-shaped, deep gentian blue flowers. If you're not having luck w/ delphiniums, this is the one to try. Seldom needs staking. Elegant treasures with a stately appearance. 

Soil: Well-drained, alk. to neut.       H: 36-48" W: 18"       B/M: Blue/ 7-8 

Butterflies, Butterfly

 

Dentaria diphylla is under it's new name Cardamine diphylla 

Dentaria laciniata is under it's new name  Cardamine concatenata

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Fall Daisies - Dendranthema now renamed back to their original name Chrysanthemum

They're called once again, Chrysanthemum BUT they're not the Fall Mum that you can find everywhere including the grocery store!  These are fabulous long lasting Perennials.  You may remember, they WERE originally called Chrysanthemums and then over a 3 year period, we were told by the folks in charge of Botanical nomenclature and classifications to change them to their new names.  Tag makers and sign makers and plant growers all gradually made the switch.   And then, about a year later after the official switch date, they changed the classification BACK to Chrysanthemums!  Argh-h-h-h-h-h!  We liked them under their previous 'new' names.  People didn't confuse them with the inferior, not too perennial, fall Mums.

 

Dendranthema are now back on the Ce-Ci Page under their old, now new name Chrysanthemum!

Dendranthema koreana 'Mei Kyo'            Dendranthema koreana 'Bronze Elegance'

Dendranthema rubellum 'Clara Curtis'     Dendranthema rubellum 'Mark Stoker'

Dendranthema rubellum 'Venus'              Dendranthema weyrichii 'White Bomb'

 

 

 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Bronze Veil'        Tufted Hair Grass  listed on the Grass Page

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights' 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Desmodium canadense     Showy Tick Trefoil     Zone: 3-9   

Desmodium canadenseA long blooming Perennial in a Genus that is mostly annoying!  Common names such as Hitch-hikers, Tick Trefoil and Beggar's Lice, all allude to their seed's ability to stick to clothing as you walk by.  D canadense does as well BUT has such large panicles of pea-like flowers and is so pretty, you'll ignore it's one little flaw and place it back in your bed so you don't rub against the seeds.  Showy Tick Trefoil is a host plant for the caterpillars of many butterfly species, including Silver-spotted & Long-tailed Skipper, Hoary Edge, Clouded Sulphur, Northern Cloudy Wing and Eastern Tailed Blue.  And the seeds are eaten by many animals including deer so, consider that as a plus or a minus!  This member of the Pea family adds Nitrogen to the soil.  Most attractive in colonies.  Blooms fade from purple thru rose to blue after pollination so various colors are on the plant at one time.

Soil: Most any, moist to dry, poorly drained; likes acid soil     H: 24-48"  W:12-15"     B/M: Rose/7-9 

US Native Plants

Butterfly and Larvae Food

A must have plant if you're a Butterfly Lover!

Dianthus and their Common Name - Pinks:

It has nothing at all to do with the color Pink, although many 'Pinks' are Pink!  It's because the blooms often have fringed flower petals that look as if they've been cut with 'Pinking Shears'.

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$10.99 Qt.

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens   Sooty Sweet William  Zone: 3-9         

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens   Sooty Sweet WilliamFragrant short lived perennial Dianthus that hails from the mountains of Europe and that just blooms itself silly with Maroon Chocolate flowers from spring to Frost. Small flowers held in dense, flat-topped terminal clusters (3-5” wide).  Short lived but self seeds and then blooms the first year from seed so does persist in your garden. Prompt deadheading of old flowers (shear back large numbers) promotes perennial tendencies.  Best in full sun but appreciates a bit of afternoon shades in hotter zones.

Soil: Well drained          H: 12-24"     W: 12"            B/M: Maroon Chocolate/5-7

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

 

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'       Pinks        Zone: 3-8         

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'       Pinks  Deep green foliage forms a prostrate mat that is smothered with frilly white petals with a red and deep pink eye.  Humidity tolerant.  Long flowering and placed 12-18" apart, can make a beautiful and effective ground cover.  If deadheaded or sheared, is a repeat bloom in summer and again in Fall.

Soil: Neutral, rich, well-drained       H: 6"  W:  12-18             B/M: White w/ red eye /4-10 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

New 2017

Dianthus knappii    Wild Yellow Carnation      Zone: 3-8         

Dianthus knappii    Wild Yellow CarnationThis little charmer is unique as it's the only wild species (Native to Yugoslavia and Hungary ) to have yellow blooms.  The tall stems with lots of tight buds, above blue green foliage, support 1" sulphurous yellow  flowers which open sporadically all summer and seem more bright near sunset!  Hardier than many other Dianthus.

Soil: Neutral to Alkaline, well drained       H: 12-18" IB   W: 10-16"     B/M: Yellow/6-8

Butterflies, Butterfly

$11.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Dianthus 'Pinball Wizard' PPAF   DEVON COTTAGETM     Hybrid Pinks       Z: 5-9        

Dianthus 'Pinball Wizard' PPAF (DEVON COTTAGE)     Hybrid Pinks Described as a brand new cultivar with plenty of old-fashioned charm.  The extremely double flowers are boldly striped with flashes of pink and white and have a pleasant spicy fragrance.  Attractive blue foliage.  It's been gaining a great deal of popularity after performing in Trials across the country.  And, it's a knockout to look at!  Deadhead for longer bloom times.

Soil: Neutral, rich, well-drained       H: 12"  W: 12"            B/M: Pink, white and read/5-9 if deadheaded

Butterflies, Butterfly

$10.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise' PP16029     Hybrid Pinks       Z:  5-9       

Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise' PP16029     Hybrid PinksAbsolutely masses of fragrant, 2" double pink blooms with burgundy centers from spring to fall above compact,  glaucous, 6" tall blue-green foliage that is clump-forming and not floppy. Needs at least 6 hours direct sun to strut its stuff to best advantage. Deadheading will encourage more continuous blooms

Soil: Neutral, rich, well-drained       H: 6" (10-12" IB)  W: 10-12"             B/M: Pink/5-10

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

Dianthus 'Rose de Mai'    (Dianthus 'Rose du Mai')      Pinks  Z: 3-8  

Dianthus 'Rose de Mai'A heritage pink from 1820's with numerous, lovely shell-pink, double, fringed flowers emitting a HEAVENLY PERFUME and gray-blue foliage.  Shear after flowering for repeat blooms.  Place this in a suit buttonhole in the morning.  It will still be pumping heavenly fragrance when you sit down to dinner at night!

Soil: Neutral, well-drained H: 12" W: 24"   B/M: Mauve-y shell pink/ 6-7 ++

THIS IS HANDS DOWN OUR BEST PERFORMING Dianthus.  It's long lived, it blooms several times and it simply ignores our heat and humidity.   Note: It's a 'Reclining Dianthus' -- sort of like a gorgeous old movie star reclining on a divan -- and then she stands up elegantly at the end of the stems and blooms, as if to say in a proper British accent, "There now dear, aren't I just lovely?"   So be prepared -- it looks like a 'Dianthus on a Rope' in a pot the first year -- not impressive at all -- but, oh my, what she does in the garden after the first year!   Gorgeous trailing over a rock wall.  In a vase, it will perfume your house.  Grown in olden days by Thomas Jefferson, a well-known 'local' gardener in our area ...  :-) 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$13.99 Qt.

Dianthus 'Sugar Plum' PP021398     (SCENT FIRST™) Tall Series  Pinks       Z:  5-9       

A new SCENT FIRST™ TALL series Dianthus - the entire series received the RHS Garden of Merit award!  This series has long stems (perfect for cutting) and a very free flowering habit.  FRAGRANT double flowers from spring through fall if deadheaded.  Fragrant wavy petals of maroon and pink with plum colored buds over grey green foliage.  Yummy!  Sterile.

Soil: Neutral, rich, well-drained       H: 10"IB  W: 12"    B/M: Maroon and pink/5-10 if deadheaded

$9.99 Qt.

New 5/28

Dianthus superbus    Fringed Pinks        Z: 3-8         

Dianthus superbus    Fringed PinksJapanese name, ‘Nadesiko,’ translates to “pretty girl” or “child,” Addictively fragrant, feathery and fringed flowers colored in soft pinkish lavender colors with rosy-purple fringed petals. Prefers a cool spot with rich, well drained soil.

Soil:  Well-drained    H:  12"    W:  24"      B/M: Pinkish Lavender/6-8

Japanese Native

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

Diascia integerrima 'Coral Canyon' PPAF'       Hardy Twinspur      Z: 5-8      

Diascia integerrima 'Coral Canyon'Wiry stems with pink oval flowers. Blue-green narrow foliage. A cloud of soft pink blooms late SPRING to FROST!  Finally a hardy Diascia. This heat tolerant introduction from South Africa has a wide tolerance of soil & exposure. By far the toughest performer in this novel genus of ever-blooming wildflowers. Plant Select® from Denver Bot. Garden.   Hardier than the species from when it came!  Exceptional tolerance to heat and cold.

Soil: Well-drained          H: 15" W: 12"           B/M: Pink/ 5-10   

$11.99 Qt.

 

Dicentra cucullaria     Dutchman's Breeches       Z: 3-9    

Dicentra cucullariaGoes DORMANT after setting seed; It's tiny pink tubers are close to the surface so care must be taken as to where it is planted --among evergreen Ebony Spleenwort ferns is the perfect choice -- same soil (neutral or limey) & light needs. This plant is too charming for words! 

Soil: Woodsy,  Neutral          H: 12" W:12"      B/M: White/ Spring  

US Native Plants

$12.99 Qt.

Dicentra formosa 'Spring Gold'      Bleeding Heart Spring Gold     Z: 3-9      (cooler zones)

Dicentra formosa 'Spring Gold'      Bleeding Heart Spring GoldA wonderful compact British introduction forming a low mound of bright chartreuse-yellow leaves.  Discovered in the garden of Beth Chatto is topped by clusters of heart-shaped bloom of soft rose-pink hues.  Great for edging and cold hardy enough to live in containers in all but the coldest zones.  Removing spent blooms promotes new buds and more blooms.

Soil: Moist but well-drained          H: 15"  W:20"          B/M: Rose Pink /5-10 

$10.99 Qt.

Dicentra 'Luxuriant'     Cut-Leaf Bleeding Heart        Zone 3-9      

Dicentra 'Luxuriant'Deeply cut, fern-like, grayish-green foliage with nodding, cherry red, heart-shaped bloom carried above the foliage.  Blooms in spring in warm areas but in cooler areas, will bloom all season.  In the warmer zones, it may come back for a Fall encore.  With adequate moisture, foliage is attractive all season, giving a groundcover effect.  Thought to be a hybrid between D. eximia and D.formosa.  Varies, but generally grows about 13" tall.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"      B/M:  Cherry Red/ Spring plus (see above)

 

$13.99 Qt.

Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'   Hybrid Blue Foliage Bleeding Heart   Z: 3-8   

Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'A wonderful new Cut-Leaf bleeding heart with a marvelous blue cast to the foliage. Place it beside Baccanal, Luxuriant, etc. and you can pick it out every time due to the much bluer foliage which is even more cut and finer textured than the others.  Sterile so the carmine rose blooms just keep coming and coming all season in cool areas. Does want moisture but in well-drained soil.  The parents include Dicentra peregrina from Japan crossed with D. formosa subsp. oregona crossed with D. eximia.  Also the bloom itself is much improved over other cut-leaf Bleeding Hearts.  This one sets the standard for everblooming Bleeding Hearts.

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained   H: 6-8" (10-12"IB)   W: 8-12"     B/M: Carmine rose/ 5-6 + (5-9 in cool zones)

$9.99 Qt.

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Dictamnus albus (fraxinella)      White Gas Plant    Z: 3-8        

Dictamnus albus (fraxinella)      White Gas Plant Among the sturdiest & longest-lived of perennials, & slowest to establish. Takes 3-5 years, but then they're yours for life. Handsome foliage, a delightful tart fragrance and crowns with attractive flower spikes. The kind of plant you can build a border around. Taprooted. Does not like to be moved.  1st year plants. Note, young plants have immature leaves that are totally different than mature plants!  And it's not unusual for them to go summer dormant the first and even 2nd year, sometimes returning in cooler weather, sometimes waiting until the following spring.  That is just their nature.   Atypical Roots

Soil:  Well-drained         H: 30"  W: 20"         B/M:  White/Summer

 

$9.99 Qt.

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Dictamnus albus 'Purpureus'      Pink Gas Plant            Z: 3-8            

Dictamnus albus 'Purpureus'Among the sturdiest & longest-lived of perennials, & slowest to establish. Takes 3-5 years, but then they're yours for life. Handsome foliage, a delightful tart fragrance and crowns with attractive flower spikes. The kind of plant you can build a border around. Taprooted. Does not like to be moved.  1st year plants. Note, young plants have immature leaves that are totally different than mature plants!  And it's not unusual for them to go summer dormant the first and even 2nd year, sometimes returning in cooler weather, sometimes waiting until the following spring.  That is just their nature.  Atypical Roots

Soil:  Well-drained         H: 30"  W: 20"         B/M:  Pink/Summer

 

$8.99 Qt.

 
Note, while Digitalis - Foxglove is used in heart saving medicines, all parts are poisonous and probably shouldn't be in gardens where children are too young to appreciate that concept.   

$9.99 Qt.

Digitalis grandiflora (D. ambigua)   Yellow Foxglove    Z: 3-8    

Digitalis grandiflora With the largest bloom of the Perennial Foxgloves, this one is a gentle self seeder with huge big lemon yellow blooms.  Delightful and long-lived.

Soil: Well drained   H:  4-6" ( 24-36" IB)  W:15-18"    B/M:  Yellow/6-7

 

$9.99 Qt.

Digitalis obscura     Sunset® Dusky Maid or Willow Leaf Foxglove        SunLight ShadePart Shade   Zone 4B-9

Digitalis obscura A charming evergreen form of foxglove that looks more like a Penstemon than a Foxglove.  One of the most distinctive of the foxgloves with an almost shrubby base of multiple rosettes of smooth, leathery textured leaves.  A short lived self-seeding Perennial it will (like most Foxgloves) perform as a Perennial if deadheaded before it sets seed and will continue to bloom and try to set seed, extending the bloom season almost all summer.  Or you can let it set seed and maintain it's presence in your garden with seedlings which will come true if no other Foxgloves are nearby.   Ideally, if you conscientious, dead head several time to extend bloom and THEN let it set seed -- you'll get the long bloom times and babies to boot!   Unlike most Foxgloves, it takes full sun.  Endures drought and hot summers. 

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 14-24"  W: 15-20"        B/M: Burnt orange/5-6 (or all summer if deadheaded).

Cut Flower

Deer Resistant

 

Plant Select 2004

$10.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'        Spanish Foxglove       Z:  5      

Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate        FoxgloveNative to the mountains of Spain this Spanish Aristocrat bears cylindrical racemes of small Reddish-Brown flowers on 36" stems above glossy foliage in late spring.   Superb as a cut flower and star of the back of the border.  If you cut the bloom stalk down BEFORE it set sets it will generally bloom from late spring to August!  And it's a HELPER plant.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 36" IB  W:              B/M: Bronze red/

Attracts Hummingbirds 

$9.99 Qt.

Digitalis thapsii 'Spanish Peaks'TM      Spanish Peaks Foxglove    Z: 4B-9    

Digitalis thapsii 'Spanish Peaks'Narrow silvery leaves with spires of soft pink flowers. Raspberry rose-colored flowers in early summer are carried over a trim mat of furry leaves. Wow! This cousin to the familiar foxglove is a true perennial & thrives in a variety of sites and soils. Heat tolerant. NEW. Blooms for 4 weeks in June & again in FALL! No staking! Plant Select® Introduction

Soil: Well-drained           H: 12-15"     W: 8-12"     B/M: Rose 6-7 + 

Attracts Hummingbirds 

Plant Select®

What in the world is a DigiplexisTM  ???

 

Charles Valin - Digitalis x valinii   ( Digiplexus Foxglove)Well, it's an incredible innovation in flower breeding that wowed the plant world in 2012 winning the Chelsea Flower Show.:  It's a Digitalis purpurea crossed with Digitalis canariensis of the Canary Islands, dubbed a DigiplexisTM for marketing purposes. A hundred of so years ago, Digitalis canariensis was name Isoplexis canariensis, thus the historically clever name DigiplexisTM

It isn't a true Botanical plant name. It's more like a Common Name with a trademark!

Well, what then IS the name, pray the tell??

"James Armitage, Principal Scientist of Horticultural Taxonomy at RHS Garden Wisley, has announced Digitalis x valinii as the correct botanical naming convention for all existing and future crosses of D. purpurea and D. canariensis."  July 2015

 Charles Valin is a horticultural genus and, after all, it rightfully carries his name so that shouldn't get lost in marketing strategy names the Trademarked, DigiplexisTM Foxglove  which by law, we must use.  Photo courtesy www.Plateria.eu with full story.

Thanks Charles Valin for giving us Digitalis x valinii  referred to as  DigiplexisTM Foxgloves

$12.99 Qt.

Digitalis x valinii 'IllumintaionTM Berry Canary' PPAF    DIGIPLEXISTM  Foxglove   Z: 8-10    

Digitalis x Valinii 'IllumintaionTM Berry Canary' PPAF    DIGIPLEXISTM  FoxgloveAn incredible innovation in flower breeding:  Digitalis purpurea crossed with D.canariensis of the Canary Islands, dubbed a DigiplexisTM by the marketing company..

Soil:     H: 24-36"  W: 18-24"     B/M:  /5-10

Attracts Hummingbirds 

$12.99 Qt.

Digitalis x valinii 'IlluminationTM Flame' PP25442   DIGIPLEXISTM Foxglove  Z: 8-10    

Digitalis x Valinii 'Flame'  DIGIPLEXIS ILLUMINATION TN.jpgAn incredible innovation in flower breeding:  Digitalis purpurea crossed with D. canariensis of the Canary Islands, dubbed a DigiplexisTM by the marketing company..

Soil:     H: 24-36"  W: 18-24"     B/M:  /5-10

Attracts Hummingbirds 

$13.99 Qt.

Disporopsis fuscopicta   Evergreen False Solomon Seal     Zone:  7A-9B    

Disporopsis fuscopicta   Evergreen False Solomon SealA rhizomatous perennial from China, beautiful in the woodland garden. A choice, rare woodland plant with evergreen stems, speckled and spotted purple at the base. Greenish white flowers with brown marking appear in spring.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, rich, humusy        H: 12-18"     W: 12-15"        B/M:  Light green to white/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$9.99 Qt.

Disporopsis pernyi      Evergreen Solomon's Seal       Z: 5-9     

Disporopsis pernyi      Evergreen Solomon's SealAKA, Polygonatum cyrtonema. Rhizomatous perennial w/ lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves. Lemon-scented white flowers w/ pale green out tips that are slightly reflexed are borne singly or in pairs in early summer. From China. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous plant & very pest free. Rhizomatous, evergreen closely allied to our Polygonatum. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 16" W: 12-16"         B/M: White/ 5-6 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Disporopsis pernyi 'Bill Baker'    Evergreen Solomon's Seal       Z: 5-9     

Disporopsis pernyi 'Bill Baker'A select form of Evergreen Solomon's Seal a bit taller than the species.  Exceptionally shiny dark green lance shaped leaves.  3/4" white bell-shaped flowers with black stripes inside are born in late spring or early summer hanging beautifully from the arching stems.  Has a light lemon scent.  A 'Great Plant Pick'.  Easy to grow.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 18" W: 18"         B/M: White/ 5-6 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

Disporum - a large Genus not all that well known for shade gardens.  For a great background article, see this one by well-known Canadian horticulturist and garden writer:

Todd Boland on Dave's Garden:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3278/

 

$15.99 Qt.

Disporum bodinieri 'Shina-no-tsuki'      VARIEGATED Chinese Fairy Bells       Zone:  6-9  

Disporum bodinieri 'Shina-no-tsuki'      VARIEGATED Chinese Fairy BellsShina-no-tsuki translates to 'China Moon'. Deciduous clump forming variety with stunning glossy leaves with a chartreuse to yellow center in each leaf with green edging. Small white flowers in late spring followed by shiny, blue black berries in late summer to Fall.

Soil:  Rich organic, MOIST well-drained woodland       H: 18-24"    W: 18-24"        B/M:  White/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'      Burgundy Chinese Fairy Bells      Zone: 5-9      

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'Discovered and introduced by Dan Hinkley, with lustrous evergreen deep dark burgundy foliage and stems as they emerge.  With the heat of summer (depending on how hot), it will develop a more green hue, purple tinted green in cooler areas.  Creamy green-yellow bell-shaped blooms appear atop tall stems in early summer and are followed by purple-black fruit.  Looks a bit like a bamboo.  The foliage in mass is extremely beautiful especially in spring when all else is spring green.  Best in bright or part shade with no direct afternoon sun.  Although evergreen, foliage will gradually go ground-ward and is best cut back to the ground in February.

Soil: Rich organic, MOIST well-drained woodland      H: 4-6'  W:      B/M:  Creamy Chartreuse Yellow/ 4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Disporum flavum  (D. uniflorum & D. sessile var flavens)   Korean Fairybells       Zone: 4-9A    

Disporum flavumRare but in the trade under a number of aliases, it's true name is Disporum flavum.  It emerges in late spring with the multiple flower buds almost immediately visible on each stem and blooming quickly thereafter with large, showy yellow bells. To the uninitiated, it looks like a large Solomon Seal. It takes 2-3 years to develop a good root system and can occasionally be divided after that.  Easily, the most impressive of the genus for blooms.  The yellow bells are followed by black berries in summer.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained    H: 24-30"  W: 24"     B/M: Buttercup Yellow/5-6

 

$12.99 Qt.

Disporum lanuginosum  (Prosartes lanuginosa)   Yellow Fairybells, Yellow Mandarin   Zone: 4-7     

Disporum lanuginosum    Yellow Fairybells, Yellow MandarinOne of the 5 species of Disporum Native to the United States, Fairybells form patches of zig-zagging spreading shiny green leaves with prominent veins. 3/4" yellow green flowers, generally in pairs, with prominent yellow stamens, in early spring are often followed by bright red berries in the fall.  American Disporums have been reclassified to a new genus -- Prosartes -- leaving the Chinese Disporum in that Genus -- differences are not visible to the naked eye, but rather chemical/microscopic.

Soil:  Rich, moist but well-drained      H: 36"  W: 24"          B/M:  Yellow-green/3-5

$10.99 Qt.

Disporum maculatum (Prosartes maculata)   Fairy Bells, Nodding or Spotted Mandarin   Zone: 5  

Disporum maculatum (Prosartes maculata)This U.S. Native is rare and unknown and one of our most charming.  Nodding white bloom with purple spots like a tricyrtis give way to 3-lobed tan fruits with rough skin.  AKA. Fairy Bells because the dainty flowers hang at the tips of the stems. These rhizomatous lilies, like Polygonatum and Uvularia thrive in moist, dappled deciduous woods, particularly on slopes.   American Disporums have been reclassified to a new genus -- Prosartes -- leaving the Chinese Disporum in that Genus -- differences are not visible to the naked eye, but rather chemical/microscopic.

Soil: Moist, Humus rich well-drained    H:12-30"  W: 12-18"      B/M:  White/5-6

$10.99 Qt.

Disporum pullum 'Variegata'    Variegated Fairy Bells       Z:  4A-9   

Disporum pullum 'Variegata'This is a robust little plant w/ foliage that is mid green, brightly striped w/ silver & margined w/ white. In autumn the whole plant turns to bright gold w/ the variegated leaves taking on vivid, almost fluorescent tones. Black berries in Fall.  Stoloniferous but still polite!  This is really D. pullum not the often sold D. sessile 'Variegata' which is taller and a wee bit of a thug.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Humus rich, Acid        H: 10-12"  W: Indef.         B/M: Creamy white/3-5 

Japanese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Disporum sessile     Chinese/Japanese Fairy Bells      Z: 4A-9    

Disporum sessile     Chinese/Japanese Fairy Bells Oddly enough, more rare than the Variegated form.  Makes a lovely delicate groundcover in the shade.  Particularly tough, despite it's delicate look and takes rough spots.  Spreads to form a carpet with creamy white bells to 1" long from the leaf axils in spring.  Lance-shaped leaves. Not bothered by pests or disease.  From China and Japan.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Humus rich, Acid           H: 12"  W: Indef.         B/M: Creamy white /3-5  

Japanese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Disporum sessile 'Cricket'   Dwarf Variegated Japanese Fairy Bells      Z: 4A-9    

Disporum sessile 'Cricket'   Variegated Japanese Fairy BellsDwarf but vigorous!  Golden green foliage with a green edge and green strip down the middle.  Usually variegated plants with foliage with so little green are sluggish growers, but not so quick little 'Cricket'!  Typical creamy white Fairy Bells.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Humus rich, Acid     H: 6"   W:      B/M: Creamy white/3-5  

Japanese Native

$21.99 Qt.

Disporum sessile 'Hakkaisan'         Large, Variegated  Japanese Fairy Bells         Zone: 4-9    

Disporum sessile 'Hakkaisan'         Large, Variegated  Japanese Fairy BellsA very rare, large form of Disporum sessile that starts it's show in your garden with cream-white shoots which become green leaves with white margins.  Discovered on Mount Hakkai in the northern part of Japan, hence it's cultivar name.  Adds wonderful contrast in the shade garden.  This is really a stunning plant.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Humus rich, Acid       H: 14"   W:        B/M:   Cream white/3-5

Japanese Native

$19.99 Qt.

Disporum smilacinum 'Double Flower'       DOUBLE Japanese Fairy Bells         Zone:  6-9       

Disporum smilacinum 'Double Flower'       DOUBLE Japanese Fairy BellsProbably identical to our D. s. 'Flore Pena',  BUT since this is coming from a different source in Japan, we want to see them bloom just in case. Japanese woodland creeper with double creamy white flowers. This is a rare form of Fairy Bells covered with fully double relatively large white flowers with a bit of cool green in spring at the ends of the arching stems.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 6"    W: 12"        B/M:   Creamy white double/Spring

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Disporum smilacinum 'Flore Plena'     DOUBLE Japanese Fairy Bells         Zone:  6-9  

Disporum smilacinum flore plena     Japanese Fairy Bells Japanese woodland creeper with double creamy white flowers. This is a rare form of Fairy Bells covered with fully double relatively large white flowers with a bit of cool green in spring at the ends of the arching stems.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6"    W: 12"     B/M: Creamy white double/Spring

Japanese Native

$32.99 Qt.

Disporum smilacinum 'Koganetsuki'              Variegated Japanese Fairy Bells         Zone:  6-9   Disporum smilacinum 'Koganetsuki'              Variegated Japanese Fairy Bells

Some of the most shockingly beautiful foliage we've ever seen on any plant. And easy to grow in some shade and moist but well-drained soil. Not expensive and 'fussy', just expensive. New to trade and extremely rare. 80-90% golden yellow foliage with dramatic green stripes. Makes very compact, tight colonies. Typical creamy white bells flowers in spring.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6"    W: 12"     B/M: Creamy white/Spring

Japanese Native

$39.99 Qt.

Disporum smilacinum 'Moon Shine'     Variegated Japanese Fairy Bells         Zone:  6-9  

Disporum smilacinum 'Moon Shine'     Variegated Japanese Fairy BellsStrong golden leaves look as thought the tips were dipped and streaked in green paint  The opposite of D. 'Koganetsuki' which is green with significantly gold tips and streaks.  Similar in growth habits and needs to all D. smilacinums.  Not difficult to grow.  Expensive, as is often the case, because it's extremely rare, especially in the US.  But not at all because it's a fussy little collector's plant!.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6"  W: 12"     B/M: Creamy white/Spring

Japanese Native

 

Dodecatheon - Shooting Stars

Maybe these are the reason we have stars in the US Flag!  With one exception, the are exclusively US only plants!  "There are about 14 species of shooting across the US, with one species also being found in Asia. 

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$25.99 Qt.

Dodecatheon frenchii         French's Shooting Star        Zone:   5      

Dodecatheon frenchii         French's Shooting Star Extremely rare.  Originally grown by Gene Bush from collected seed that took 5-6 years from planting to sale size, so when they're gone, they're gone.  Past 60, we don't have the time or patience to grow a plant that takes that long!  :-)   Okay, yes, they can be divided in Fall when you get a big clump.  Wiry stems, held well above the foliage produce white shooting star blooms.  Unlike D. media, this has beautiful wavy leaves.  It wants deep shade (unlike D. media which will take almost full sun).  In nature it often lives under the overhang of cliffs.  Easily crowded out by bigger plants.  Per grower, a good companion is rocks!

Soil: Humusy, moist but well-drained         H:   W:        B/M:   White?

 

Dracocephalum - Dragonheads 

are definitely one of the most unknown, underutilized plants we sell.  Take a look!

 

$9.99 Qt.

Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji Blue'      Blue Dragonhead, Dragon's Head      Z: 4-8  

Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji Blue'This enchanting Dracocephalum boasts brilliant blue Snapdragon-like flowers, each highlighted with a light blue lip. Needle-like leathery green foliage forms compact durable 1' clumps, long-lived perennial.  Great for infilling crevices in the rockery.  

Soil: Well-drained         H: 12" W: 24"        B/M: Blue/ 6-8 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$9.99 Qt.

Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji White'     White Dragonhead         Z: 4-8  

Dracocephalum argunense 'Fuji White' Another enchanting Dracocephalum, it's the white form of the above. Showy snow white flowers but the lower lip has just a blush of blue over 12" tall, 2 foot wide clumps.  Butterflies just love it and deer just walk on by!

Soil: Well-drained         H: 12" W: 24"        B/M: White/ 6-8 

Butterflies, Butterfly

$11.99 Qt.

New 3/7

Dracocephalum austriacum     Pontic Dragonhead             Z: 4-8

Dracocephalum austriacum     Pontic DragonheadA VERY rare Dragonhead that is endangered in it's native environment of Armenia in upper and sub–alpine belts - no idea how it came to have "austriacum" as the species name!   (Ours are, of course, nursery propagated.)  Large violet purple blooms (vs. the more common blue of the Genus) over finely dissected foliage.  Grows happily in well drained soil in Sun or Light Shade.

Soil: Well drained       H: 12-16" IB  W:       B/M:  Violet purple/6-7

 

$10.99 Qt.

Dracocephalum ruyschiana 'Blue Dragon'  Siberian Dragon's Head   Z: 4-8   

Dracocephalum ruyschiana 'Blue Dragon'Well, it's hard to improve on this fabulous species but 'Blue Dragon' is an improvement with bigger, bolder blooms.  Takes DRY SHADE!  Every garden should have a couple of Dracocephalums.  Cold hardy enough to live in containers in most of the country.

Soil: Well-drained        H: 12-15" W: 12"       B/M: Blue-purple/ 7-8 

Butterflies, Butterfly

 

Dryopteris (Log Fern, Autumn Fern, Leather or Eastern Wood Fern) are listed on the Ferns Page:

 

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