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

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

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$9.99 Qt.

Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'    Lamiastrum, Yellow Archangel 'Herman's Pride'   Z: 3-9  

Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'Silver white veins on dark green leaves. Yellow flowers. Fine for shade and part shade as a compact groundcover. Slow spreader. Not a running type. This is truly a spectacular foliage plant, unlike any other. 

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

 

$9.99 Qt.

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'    Spotted Dead Nettle 'Beacon Silver'   Zone: 4-8       

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'Silver white leaves with green margins and pink flowers. "Lamiums are dependable groundcovers that prosper in DRY SHADE, poor soils and a wide range of light conditions. And a sturdy disposition to boot! Evergreen in all but the coldest winters. Superb in containers.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 8"   W: 36"        B/M: Lavender-pink/5-6 

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$11.99 Qt.

Lancea tibetica       Chinese Milkwort       Zone:        

Lancea tibeticaA beautiful tufted plant closely related to Mazus. Only two species occur, and are differentiated from Mazus by the globular seed pod which does not split when ripe. Flowers are two lipped, bright blue to mauve purple, and borne horizontally just above the creeping mats of foliage. Common name in Tibet translates to Milkwort 

Soil: Well-drained             H: 1-2"  W: Indef.             B/M:  Blue to Purple/

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Ledebouria (Scilla) cooperi     Cooper's Ledebouria, Striped False Squill, Zebra's Quill   Z: (6)7-10    

Ledebouria (Scilla) cooperi     Cooper's Ledebouria, Striped False Squill, Zebra's Quill Ledebouria is a Genus of deciduous ( or slightly evergreen) bulbs - relative to the well known Hyacinth - with glossy olive green leaves with both purplish spots on the inside of leaves and longitudinal purple stripes on the outside of the leaves, hence the common name Zebra's Quill.  Racemes of pink to purple bell-shaped flowers in summer. Keep dry in winter when dormant.  Spreads some but so short, it really can't hurt anything. 

Soil: Well-drained Acid       H: 2-3"      W: Indef.      B/M: Pink to Purple/Summer 6-7

 

 

Shasta Daisies!  These are 'Bones of the Garden' plants - dependable and easy and long blooming - worthy of building a garden around.

Sadly they can't be shipped to CA, ID, NV, OR, TX , UT, and WA.. They're just way too happy there!

 

$12.99 Qt.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Luna' PPAF      Yellow Double Shasta Daisy    Zone: 5-9  Full sunLight/dappled shade

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Luna' PPAF      Shasta DaisyShowy double blooms above a dense, upright mound of flowers.  Blooms start out yellow (for about 2 weeks) then gradually change to two tone of yellow and finally end up white. 'Luna' remains in the yellow phase for much longer than other yellow Shastas, some of which fade in just a few days.

Soil: Rich, well-drained        H: 19" (22" IB)   W: 19"       B/M: Yellow then white/6-8

Cut flower Attracts Butterflies

No ship to CA, ID, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA

$12.99 Qt.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Macaroon'      Dwarf Double Shasta Daisy    Zone: 5-9  Full sunLight/dappled shade

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Macaroon'      Dwarf Double Shasta DaisyIf you don't have room in your garden for the larger relative 'Luna', here's a sweetie that will still give you tight mounds of foliage (only 12" x 13") and double flowers that start out yellow, turn bicolor yellow, and eventually, when fully mature are white with gold centers.  Wonderful in mass or as edging plants.

Soil: Rich, well-drained        H:12" (24"IB)  W: 13"       B/M: Yellow turning white/6-8

Cut flower Attracts Butterflies

No ship to CA, ID, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA

  Leucosceptrum - Japanese Shrub Mints are tough, wonderful performers just waiting for a US Audience!   OK, let's hear some applause 'cause here they are!  

$10.99 Qt.

Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Gold Variegated'   Japanese Variegated Mint Shrub  Zone: 4-8   

A very rare plant from Japan. Large golden variegated leaves that lighten up the woodland garden with golden, green splashed leaves. Blooms resemble miniature creamy yellow bottlebrush buckeye and open quite late in Fall -- in October - when not much is blooming in the shade. Should be well-watered until established, thereafter when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.  Needs a fair amount of sun. (Note, this is NOT a rampant Mint - that's just a common name.)

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 24-36"   W: 36"       B/M:  Creamy yellow/9-10

Japanese Native

$15.99 Qt.

Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness'        Japanese Mint Shrub  Zone: 4-8   

Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness'        Japanese Mint ShrubSame as the species but the green leaves are softly splashed with cream which looks loves the creamy yellow blooms.  One of the most lovely plants for lightening up a shade garden.  Should be well-watered until established, thereafter when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.  Needs a fair amount of sun.  Morning sun is great.  (Note, this is NOT a rampant Mint - that's just a common name.)

Soil:  Moist but well-drained        H:36"    W: 36"           B/M:  Creamy yellow/9-10

Japanese Native

$16.99 Qt.

 

Leucosceptrum stellipilum      Japanese  Mint Shrub        Zone: 5-8   

Leucosceptrum stellipilum      Japanese  Mint ShrubFrom Japan and resembles a dwarf hydrangea with its quilted, serrated, softly hairy, pale green leaves.  Silky lavender pink bottle-brush like flowers with long stamens grace the plant in October.  Like all Japanese Mint Shrubs, it waits until fall to bloom so it can get the attention it deserves!  Should be well-watered until established, thereafter when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.  Largest leaves of the genus.  (Note, this is NOT a rampant Mint - that's just a common name.)

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H: 24-36"  W: 18-24"      B/M:  Lavender pink/9-10

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Liatris ligulistylis     Round Headed, Meadow, Rocky Mountain Blazing Star, Gayfeather    Z: 3-8    

Liatris ligulistylisAn upright, clump-forming native that's 'almost' gaudy in it's exuberant bloom of 10-15 unbranched stems and as many as 70 blooms per plant. Fluffy, thistle-like deep rose-purple blooms 1" WIDE appear on terminal columnar inflorescences.  This species, in particular, is beloved by Monarch Butterflies.  They actually attract so many Monarchs that you can hardly see the blooms.  Great for cut flowers because most blooms on a stalk open at about the same time.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Neutral    H: 12-24"  W: 15"      B/M:  Rose purple/7-9

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Liatris microcephala     Dwarf Gayfeather or Blazing Star       Zone: 3       

Liatris microcephalaThe very smallest Liatris. This American native shows it's delicate, multi-stemmed flower spikes above ferny foliage. Beautiful specimen. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but will take dryness when established. Tolerates very poor soil. Rare. Very LONG BLOOMING. Exquisite! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 6" (12-18" IB)   W: 6"        B/M: Lavender pink/ 7-10  

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite Strain'   Dwarf Gayfeather or Blazing Star         Zone: 3       

Liatris microcephala 'White Sprite Strain'   Dwarf Gayfeather or Blazing StarNew for 2017.  A dwarf white form of Blazing Star.  This is a select form of Liatris microcephala 'Alba'.  Makes a tidy little mound of foliage. In late summer, it has many, small, starry white flowers running up each of its multiple stems opening from the top down. This miniature fits perfectly in many landscape situations.

Soil: Well-drained           H: 6" (12-18" IB)   W: 6"        B/M: White/ 7-10 

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Liatris pycnostachya      Tall or Prairie Blazing Star       Zone: 3-9       

Liatris pycnostachyaOne of the Biggest Liatris - it can reach 5' in height!  An upright, clump-forming East Coast Native with rounded, fluffy, rose-purple to violet-lavender flowers heads to 3/4" across crowded on terminal spikes to 20" and on rigid flower stalks.  These arise from narrow, lance-shaped leaves to 12" in length.  Blooms open top to bottom.  This species is distinguished from other in it's height and its reflexed, long-tipped involucral bracts.  You will read that this plant is a Biennial and that it's found in * wet soil in nature but that's WHY it can behave as a Biennial -- it rots in winter in wet soil but self seeds in these areas to persist and is used in wetland restoration.  Plant it in well-drained soil and it's very, very Perennial.  Featured by one of our favorite garden Gurus and hort. writers, C. Colston Burrell in this review of his book Wildflower Gardens: Designing With Nature

Soil: *Moist but well-drained, Neutral    H: 24-48"(60")  W: 12-24"      B/M:  Rose purple/7-8

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

 

Liatris spicata    Gayfeather, Blazing Star      Zone: 6-9      

Liatris spicata    Gayfeather, Blazing StarWhen there are so many cultivars of Blazing Stars, why would someone want the species?  Well because all the cultivars are bred to be more compact as though that's an all encompassing good quality.  BUT what if you actually want a taller, imposing back of the border plant?  Than the species is the way to go!  Strongly drought tolerant like it's sister, Liatris spicata 'Alba'.  Both also have proportionately longer blooms, 6-12" tall.  Up to 6' tall in it's native habitats.

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 36-48"+ IB  W: 18-24"      B/M: Violet/ 7-10

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Liatris spicata 'Alba'    White Gayfeather, Blazing Star      Zone: 6-9      

Liatris spicata 'Alba'    White Gayfeather, Blazing Star Taller by 1-2' than the more well know 'Floristan White' and sometimes, Taller is what's called for in the garden.   Adds great vertical interest to the border and stands up like a beacon calling in Butterflies and rare moths!  And wow, the effect in big flower arrangements.  Up to 6' tall in it's native habitats.

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 48-60" IB   W: 24"        B/M: White/ 7-10

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'  Gayfeather, Blazing Star      Zone: 6-9      

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'As above and brand new to the trade in 2006, Floristan Violet is by virtue of his breeding already a dependable, 'Bones of the Garden' Perennial!  Strongly drought tolerant like 'Floristan White' and with the same more compact habit than some which get from 'some' to 'much' taller!

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 24-36" IB   W: 18"        B/M: Violet/ 7-10

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'    Gayfeather, Blazing Star    Zone: 3-9           

Liatris spicata 'Kobold'Most compact of Gayfeathers. Wildflowers native to the United States & beautiful in meadows & mixed borders. Flowers are on dense spikes atop leafy, erect stems. A pleasing addition to the middle of a mixed border, or along a 'countrified' fence. Flower spikes are superb in both fresh & dried arrangements.

Soil: Well drained           H: 16-20" IB W: 12-15"       B/M: Rose-lavender/ 7-9  

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Liatris squarrosa     Earl's or Scaly Blazing Star        Zone:5-8          

Tufted red-violet flowers, distinctive in the genus above deep green, shiny, leathery foliage.  Thinner and with shorter flower stalks than other species with usually 4-5 flower heads per stem.  Robust and multi-branched.  Perfectly happy in pathetic soil!  As long as it's well-drained!  This is a 'button' bloom Liatris, rather than a spike.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 24-30"(IB)   W: 12-15"       B/M: Red violet/ 6-9

US Native Plants

Attracts Butterflies

$12.99 Qt.

Libertia procera        Zone: 7-9        

Libertia proceraWith sword-like, evergreen foliage, Libertia has spikes of 3 petaled blooms pure white blooms reaching up to 36" tall from late spring to early summer..  Extraordinarily beautiful and a delight for zones where it's warm enough to live.  These New Zealand plants grow from an Iris-like tuber and prefer to be on the dry side.  The purest white blooms are followed by black seeds.  Remove faded flower stems to promote re-growth'

Soil: Rich, dry to ave. well-drained        H: 24-36"  W:        B/M: White/ 5-6

$10.99 Qt.

Ligularia dentata 'Othello'     Goldenray        Zone: 3-8      

Ligularia dentata 'Othello'Compact, clump-forming perennial with heart-shaped, long-stalked, leathery leaves. Daisy like, bright gold flower heads on branching stems from mid- to late-summer. Will take sun provided it gets lots of moisture but doesn't want to stand in it. Lovely burgundy red stems.  A great strong grower!

Soil: Average to damp          H: 24-36"  W: 24"          B/M: Gold/ 7-9 

Attracts Butterflies

 

$13.99 Qt.

 

Ligularia ‘Osiris Fantaisie’ PP19302    DWARF Goldenray     Zone: 4-8      

Ligularia ‘Osiris Fantaisie’ PP19302    DWARF Goldenray  A clump-forming, vase-shape perennial that is grown for it's foliage as much as for it's yellow orange bloom. The thick, leathery leaves, dark olive green above and burgundy underneath, have conspicuous veins and margins that are undulating and incised. The Daisy-like blooms on reddish purple stems are 2-3" in diameter and in loose corymbs. Needs a moist spot or regular deep watering. In hot areas, best in as much as full shade which they take. Takes dense shade even on a north side of a house.  Good cut flower and in a size that makes this possible in smaller gardens.

Soil:  Moist, rich but well-drained        H: 24-36"    W: 18-24"          B/M: Gold/7-9 

Attracts Butterflies

  Shipping Lilliums:  Can ship when short or dormant in spring or again, in Fall.  Because foliage feeds the bulb, we can't cut it back significantly, so if it's too tall to ship, (longer than our 24" tube box) we have to wait until it's starting to go dormant in Fall.  

$19.99 Qt.

 

Blooming ships Fall

Lilium formosanum 'Himi'          Formosa or Taiwanese lily    Zone: (5)6-8    

Lilium formosanum 'Himi'          Formosa LilyFrom Taiwan with sweetly fragrant, 8-12" long trumpet-shaped bloom that are white tinged with reddish purple on the outside in this Cultivar.  Generally has 2-3 stiff stems with 8" long lanced shaped leaves.  Each stem has 2-3 (and even up to umbels of 10) blooms.  So one superbly grown plant can have up to 30 blooms.  That's uncommon but possible.  Easy to grow for the average gardener.  Rarely L. formosanum can have some pink/rose but 'Himi' has a huge amount of rose!

Soil: Slightly acidic, well-drained      H: 48-72"   W:  24-36"           B/M: White with reddish purple/8

 (see note on shipping above)

Japanese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Lilium martagon 'Mixed Colors'   Turk's-Cap Lily             Zone:  3-8(9 in a cool spot)

Lilium martagon 'Mixed Colors'   Turk's-Cap LilySlow to establish, but long lived, forming large clumps.  Has naturalized in parts of Canada, probably just to prove how hardy it is!  And talking about Bloom Bang for your Bucks, when you plant matures, you will have paid about 50 cents per bloom - they often have 50 blooms per stem!  And there's no missing them on their 5 foot tall stems!  Blooms vary from pink to red but are generally pink.  Are shorter and stouter in the sun.  Some shade actually relaxes them a bit and that makes them a bit more graceful and appealing.  PLEASE note:  Sometimes this plant sulks the first year after being replanted and doesn't come up.  Assuming you didn't plant it in a wet spot, don't worry.  About 20% of them do this.  They want excellent drainage, love a yearly dose of lime and yet like a cover of woodland duff!  This mix is grown by Plantsman Gene Bush (owner of former Munchkin Nursery) from seed collected in his garden from a wide variety of Turk's Cap Lilies.  So you may get the typical pink to ruby red or maybe something altogether different!

Soil: VERY well-drained, limey to neutral      H: 72"  W:        B/M: Mixed/

 

$9.99 Qt.

Lilium superbum  Turk's Cap, Turkscap or Swamp Lily             Zone: 5-8

Lilium superbum  Turk's Cap, Turkscap or Swamp LilyA lovely Native lily with 2 1/2" orange blooms, spotted maroon, with a green star at the center (which distinguishes it from Lilium trigrinum of Asia).  Found in wet meadows and woods in the Easter US.  Showy and often very numerous flowers.  Sharply-reflexed sepals and petals curve backward to touch at the stem thus forming the "Turk's Cap". Shouldn't be allowed to dry out. Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 4-7'  W: 6-9"      B/M:  Orange with a green start/7-9

US Native Plants

$10.99 Qt.

Back by popular demand!

Linaria purpurea 'LSS Pink Form'      Pink Form Toadflax    Zone: 5-8       

Linaria purpurea 'LSS Pink Form'A pink form of the purple species.  This seedling of Linaria arrived in our garden and clearly has a much, much larger bloom than the pink form in the trade 'Canon J. Went'.   We think it's a garden staple.  Easy and beautiful.  Host Plant for Buckeye Caterpillar. Self seeds true to color and bloom size!

Soil: Well-drained          H: 36"   W: 24"            B/M: Pink/ 7-9 

Butterfly Host Plant

$9.99 Qt.

Lindernia grandiflora   Blue Moneywort,  Savannah False Pimpernel      Zone: 6-10

Lindernia grandiflora   Blue Moneywort,  Savannah False PimperneA Southeastern US Native is new to the trade and found in swampy areas..  This member of the Scrophulaira family grows like common moneywort, creeping along the ground with 1/2" heart-shaped leaves.  Adorable tubular blue flowers each with a white star-like markings in the center bloom from spring through summer.  AKA, Ilysanthes grandiflora.  Members of Dave's Garden report hardiness to Zone 6.  Great along a stream bed.

Soil: Moist      H:1"  W: Indef.     B/M:  Blue/6-9   (ALL SUMMER - hard!)

US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'     White Liriope, Monkey Grass, Lily Turf     Zone: 5-10     

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'This group of grass like plants consists of a clumping form of evergreen perennials native to Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China. They are planted as a groundcover or path edging and the plants do not creep. Green grass-like leaves 14-18 inches in height. White flower spikes in mid summer; needs some shade. A bit slower than others. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acid soil       H: 14-18"   W: 14-18"        B/M: White/ 7-9 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

 

Lithospermum purpureocoeruleum is listed on the B page

under it's old name Buglossoides purpureocaerulea.  We'll change next year.

 

Forward to the next Group of Perennials -  Lo-Ly Perennials

     

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Asclepias tubrosa Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tubrosa

Vernonia fasciculata

Sedum 'Blue Pearl'

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

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