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Geranium 'Brookside'

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Dicentra 'King of Hearts'






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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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  Panicums (Switch Grasses) are listed on the Grasses Page.    

$9.99 Qt.

 Pardancanda norrisii 'LSS Dandy Candy'    (Seed Mix) Candy Lily   Z: 4-9    

Pardancanda norrisii 'LSS Dandy Candy' TN

For many years we've been selecting the best and most unusual forms then growing those plants in containers next to each other so they cross pollinate.  We think our seed mix produces some of the best blooms in the trade. 

Soil: Well-drained.      H: 8-12" ( 24-36" IB)   W: 8-12"      B/M: Mixed/ 7-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

  Passifloras (Passion Vines) are listed on the Vines Page:  
  Pennisetums (Fountain Grasses) are listed on the Grasses Page.  

The Genus Penstemon - Beard's Tongue

"There are so many beautiful and hardy plants among the 270 some species, so the entire group was selected. Plants range from dwarf, cushion-forming types for rock gardens to taller types suited to perennial borders. Penstemons perform best in full, hot sun on sandy loam or raised soils. Individual plant species may be short-lived in rich or clay soils.   Nebraska Statewide Arboretum GreatPlantsŪ 

All Hybrid Penstemon benefit from sharply drained soil and little if any fertilizer.   Mulching around the crown with pea gravel also helps prevent crown rot.

  Mixed, not all are deer resistant.  Only those marked are on reputable lists.  Others may be, but do some research.


$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus'      Scarlet Beard's Tongue    Zone: 3-9    

Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus'Sharkshead penstemon are fairly long-lived, and the 'turtlehead-like' flowers are striking in the garden or as a cut flower. Not as fussy about drainage as most. Will take very hot spots, like a south-facing wall. Plant it in well- drained soil, and wait not long for the hummingbirds!

Soil: Well-drained         H:36"    W:18"         B/M: Red/ 6++ 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie Dusk'      Beard's Tongue      Zone: 3-9      

2" Rosy purple blooms. An introductions by the University of Nebraska, so you KNOW it's winter hardy! Semi-evergreen basal rosettes. Bear long panicles of pendent, tubular flowers from early summer to early autumn. Makes a stately appearance in the perennial border. Blooms on & off all summer w/ deadheading. Divide every 5 yr. 

Soil: Very well-drained       H: 18" W: 16"          B/M: Rosy purple/ 6++

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

  In case you missed this above, All Hybrid Penstemon benefit from sharply drained soil and little if any fertilizer.   Mulching around the crown with pea gravel also helps prevent crown rot.  

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'    Dwarf Hairy Beard's Tongue   Zone: 3-9      

Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'Same as the species but MUCH smaller. An evergreen, shrubby species, originating in the U.S. Flowers are tubular, flushed violet, much like a small, long turtlehead flower. Best in rock garden or very well-drained soil. Compact and mat forming with purple tinted leaves.

Soil: Very well-drained         H: 4" W: 4"        B/M: Scarlet-purplish/ Summer 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Pikes Peak Purple'TM   Beard's Tongue Pikes Peak Purple    Z: 4b-8a  

Penstemon x mexicali 'Pikes Peak Purple'TM   Beard's Tongue Pikes Peak PurpleGorgeous huge violet purple blooms all summer over narrow dark foliage which forms attractive mounds.  Heat and drought tolerant.  Developed in Colorado, this durable hybrid was selected by Bruce Myers between Mexican and American wild Penstemon. 1999 Plant SelectTM Introduction.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 15"   W: 12"     B/M:   Violet purple/6-9

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies


Perovskia - Russian Sage Notes:

Demand well-drained soil and sun (grown in part shade they tend to flop and not bloom well)

Cut back plants almost to the ground in late winter to early spring as soon as new growth appears.

They help deter deer from your garden.


$9.99 Qt.

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filagran'       Cut Leaf Russian Sage       Zone: 4-9       

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filagran'Filagran has more delicate foliage than the rest of the species & a more upright habit than the species. Full sun and adequate drainage must be provided to survive wet winters but other than that, they're easy.  Cut back hard in late March.   Russian Sages are great for discouraging deer from you garden!  Cut back to the ground

Soil: Well-drained          H: 30-36" W: 18"         B/M: Blue-violet/ 7-9 

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lisslitt' PP20845     LACEY BLUE COMPACT Cut Leaf Russian Sage     Zone: 4-9   

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Lisslitt' PP20845     LACEY BLUE COMPACT Cut Leaf Russian SageA very compact new Russian Sage bred by Peter Catt of Liss Forest Nursery in the United Kingdom from a self pollinated P. 'Blue Spire'.  Lacey Blue is a blooming machine lavender-blue flowers from June through Frost if pinched back after bloom.  Winner of the Silver Medal Plantarium 2009. Finely dissected fragrant silver leaves.

Soil: Well-drained  a must         H: 18-24" W: 18-24"      B/M: Lavender-blue/ 6-9  (Frost

Attracts Butterflies

$13.99 Qt.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino'     Mountain Fleeceflower    Zone: 5-8     

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino'     Mountain Fleeceflower Another great addition to the Genus Persicaria.  Not too exuberant.  Just makes a large bushy plants of bright green foliage topped with masses of chubby, deep red flower spikes from mid summer until Fall.

Soil: Rich, Ave. to moist           H: 24-36"  W: 24"          B/M: Red /  7-9 

$12.99 Qt.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firedance'             Mountain Fleeceflower    Zone: 5-8     

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firedance'             Mountain FleeceflowerA smaller variety of Persicaria that's better behaved than some. A fast grower but doesn't become aggressive.   Bright red and orange 'fire' colored flowers over a mound of large medium green foliage that is smaller and denser than other cultivars.  Great Plant Pick.

Soil:  Ave. to moist            H: 16 -18"(36"IB)     W: 24"     B/M: Red w/ orange tones/7-9

$12.99 Qt.


Persicaria amplexicaulis pendula     Weeping Mountain Fleeceflower    Zone: 5-8     

Persicaria amplexicaulis pendula     Weeping Mountain FleeceflowerDark magenta pink blooms on burgundy stems are lax at the tips, giving a charming weeping effect nearly identical to that found on Goose Neck Loosestrice.  Blooms all summer, tough as nails and absolutely charming.  Flowers spikes are thicker than most cultivars.   Good in cut flower arrangements.

Soil: Ave. to moist          H: 24"  W: 24"    B/M: Magenta pink/ 6-9 

$14.99 Qt.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Summer Dance'     Mountain Fleeceflower    Zone: 5-8     

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Summer Dance'     Mountain FleeceflowerNothing is hotter than a fiery red Persicaria BUT as wonderful as red is, sometimes you need (or want) PINK!

And here you have it!  From Plantsman Piet Ouldolf with paler near lime-green foliage compared to most Persicaria and late summer spikes of Coral Pink for several months.  And like many of the new Fleeceflowers, not a thug in the garden

Soil: Ave. to moist           H: 36-48"  W: 36"          B/M: Rich Pink/  7-9 

$13.99 Qt.

Persicaria microcephala 'Purple Fantasy'     Fleeceflower        Zone: 5-9      

Persicaria microcephala 'Purple Fantasy'     FleeceflowerAll the rage in Europe but just emerging on the plant scene here.  Where the more well-known 'Red Dragon' has red purple markings in the foliage, 'Purple Fantasy' as you might guess at this point, has deep maroon purple markings on the leaves.  Scrumptious foliage.  No self seeding

Soil: Well-drained      H: 24" (36-48"IB)   W: 48-60"       B/M: White /7-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' pp#12062   Red Dragon Fleeceflower   Zone: 5-9   

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'From China via Greg Speichert at Crystal Palace Perennials. This eye-catching perennial is a NON-RUNNING form with burgundy foliage with tri-colored chevron patterns of reddish purple, silver and green. The white, baby's breath like flowers last for months. If leaf color fades in summer heat, just cut back for renewed vibrant color! No self seeding

Soil: Well-drained      H: 24" (36-48"IB)   W: 48-60"       B/M: White/7-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Persicaria polymorpha      Polymorpha Fleeceflower         Zone: 5-9     

Large white, Astilbe-like plumes that bloom from July 'til September grows from 4-6' tall. A definite bold and romantic plant. One of the hottest new plants on the horticultural scene.   Looks best in front of an old stone barn with a red roof BUT, if you don't have one, it also looks good in a front of everything else as well!

Soil: Moist, well-drained               H: 48-60" W: 15"        B/M: White/ 7-9 

$9.99 Qt.

Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'     Painter's Palette Knotwood      Zone: 3          

Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'Spectacular leaves which looks like a painter's palette in multicolor hues of red, green & cream white. This mounded plant seldom flowers in cultivation but our strain flowers profusely. Protect from strong wind, which may damage leaves. Seeds some. 

Soil: Most any             H: 16-36" W: 24"           B/M: Red/ 7-9 

$10.99 Qt.

Your garden needs this plant!

Petrorhagia saxifraga 'Lady Mary' (Marie)   Double Pink Tunic Flower   Zone: 4-9  

We've never understood why this plant, even as a species and in it's pink form, wasn't more popular.  They're like a Baby's Breath that blooms consistently all summer!  Not fussy, not demanding -- it just blooms it's little head off all summer. It's one of those subtle 'supporting cast' members of the garden -- not the star -- but surround the stars with it so when they're not in boom, they're under laid with a cloud of pink, airy blooms. And now, there's a double pink form which adds to the bloom power with 1/4" (much bigger) blooms.  ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLANTS!  Beautiful in containers or trailing over a wall.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 4-6"   W:8-12"       B/M: Double Pink/June - September

  Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries & Cream'   Ribbon Grass is on the Grass Page   

We have so many great


That they have their own page!


$10.99 Qt.

Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'    Cape Fuchsia         Zone: 7-9     

Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'Purple branched shrub w/ smooth angled foliage. An older classic, vigorous Phygelius, long-blooming South African shrub that is more or less evergreen depending on the winter. They do best in full sun with well draining soil. Blooms ALL SUMMER attracting hummingbirds, as you might imagine. Suckering spreader but plays very well with others! 

Soil: Well-drained          H: 36-48" W: 36-48"        B/M: Salmon orange/ 6-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds


in warm areas

$9.99 Qt.

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'     Pink Obedient Plant    Zone: 4-9    

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'Tube-shaped flowers on graceful spikes which should be CUT BACK IN JUNE = stronger spikes. 'Vivid' is a late bloomer and  blooms over an extended time. Use in borders or wildflower gardens.  This is a classic, very easy garden plant.

Soil: Any but dry        H: 24" W: Indef.         B/M: Bright orchid pink/ 7-9 

$11.99 Qt.

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' PPAF    Obedient Plant, Non-spreading    Zone: 4-9  

Physostegia virginiana 'Pink Manners' PPAF    Obedient Plant, Non-spreadingMove over 'Miss Manners', you have a brand new well-behaved relative. Finally there's a PINK Obedient Plant that isn't aggressive but a well-behaved companion for the other Perennials in your garden. If you have room, nothing beats a spreading mass of Obedient Plant - white or pink. BUT not everyone has that kind of room.

Soil: Any but dry         H: 24" W: 10"        B/M:  Pink/7-9 

$12.99 Qt.

Pinellia cordata (purple and white flowered form)   Sweet Arum     Z: 4B-9      

Pinellia cordata (purple and white flowered form)Definitely the cutest of the Pinellia and terribly shy about setting seed, in a Genus that has some record making seed setters!  Generally, Pinellia cordata has green and purple flowers but this form has blooms that are larger than usual and white on the outside and rosy purple on the inside.  Beautiful patterned foliage.  Atypical Roots

Soil: Moist but well-drained Any         H:9" W: 9"        B/M: Purple & White/ 4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt

Pinellia pedatisecta  -   Fan-Leaf Chinese Green Dragon    Zone: 4B-8B      

Pinellia pedatisecta  -   Fan-Leaf Chinese Green Dragon From China, very, very rare in the trade with the largest inflorescence 4-7" of all Pinellias in cultivation and also the tallest.  It's spadix is filiform with a long threadlike 'whip'.   Much more interesting foliage that P. ternata or P. tripartita with their 3 leaflets because P. pedatisecta has 7-11 lanceolate leaflets - 'pedate' leaves - palmately divided or parted.  Self-seeds but easy to pull out.  Atypical Roots

Soil:  Moist but well-drained         H: 10"   W: 10"          B/M:  Yellow/May-Oct.

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt

Pinellia 'Poly Spout'      STERILE Hybrid Pinellia Poly Spout'    Zone: 4b- 9  

Pinellia 'Poly Spout'We got this plant many years ago from the original owner of We-Du Nursery, Dick Weaver.  It has a lovely pink inside to the spathe and 5-part leaves - an important key in identification.  This beauty was completely gone from the trade as far as anyone could tell in 2005.  She's a sterile hybrid between two rampant self-seeders P. pedatisecta and P. tripartita 'Atropurpurea' and therein lies part of her value.  She only reproduces by offset bulbs, not by seeding.   She's not fussy, not temperamental, tough as nails -- just slow to reproduce - not slow to grow in size, just to reproduce new separate bulbs.  Our original bulb sat for two years with 4 new bulbs still firmly attached (forming a nice big clump) and we were afraid to do surgery since it was clearly one of the few bulbs left on the planet!  

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 30"IB  W:      B/M:  Green w/ rose/all summer

As our inventory has built up, the price has dropped from $34.99 in '06 when we only had 8 bulbs for sale (AND a waiting list), to $27.99 in '07 to $15.99 in '08 to $14.99 in '09, $12.99 in '14  Now the best and rarest Pinellia in the trade is affordable!  Atypical Roots

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native



Balloon Flowers - Dwarf, Double, Full Size -- they're all wonderful!

The 'New' Compact Balloon flowers are amazing.  They're short, compact, with the normal 3" blooms.  And bloom they do -- all summer and into the Fall if deadheaded.  Good, short cut flowers if the stem is seared with flames before placing in water.  For best performance, all need MOIST but well-drained soil in Sun or Part Shade.  BLOOMS ALL SUMMER.  Like acid soil, pH 5.5-6.8  They are slow to emerge in Spring, so don't dig them up by mistake.


$9.99 Qt.

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'     DWARF Pink Balloon Flower     Zone: 3-8   

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'Balloon shaped buds opening into bell-like pink flowers. Makes good cut flowers. Dark green foliage is closely arranged up the stem forming a compact clump. Long lived. Excellent in perennial borders. Indifferent to Ph. BLOOMS ALL SUMMER on a compact plant. A marked improvement over old balloon flowers. Large 3" blooms 

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid     H: 6" W: 6-9"        B/M: Pink/ 6-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow'     DWARF Balloon Flower    Zone: 3-8  

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow'A stunning small Balloon Flower with white blooms and blue inside veins.  A dwarf form but with 1 and 1/2" standard size blooms which appear singly or in small clusters on top of the stems.  If deadheaded (so it doesn't set seed) it will blooms\ for month and months.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 6-12"  W: 6-9"        B/M: White with blue veins./ 6-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'      DWARF Balloon Flower   Zone: 3-8  

Platycodon grandiflorus x 'Sentimental Blue'A very dwarf 6" balloon flower with large blue flowers from June through September which is quite a bit longer than the standard size varieties. The BEST BALLOON if height isn't a factor. Excellent in rock gardens. Indifferent to Ph.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, Acid   H: 6"  W: 8"    B/M:  6-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

  Double Balloon Flowers  

$10.99 Qt.

New 2/11

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue Double'  Dwarf Blue Balloon Flower    Zone: 3-8  

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue Double'Balloon shaped bud opening into bell-like blue flowers. Makes good cut flowers. Dark green foliage is closely arranged up the stem forming a compact clump. Long lived. Excellent in perennial borders. Indifferent to Ph. BLOOMS ALL SUMMER on a compact plant. A marked improvement over old balloon flowers. Large 3" blooms 

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid     H: 6" W: 6-9"        B/M: Blue/ 6-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$10.99 Qt.

New 3/21

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone Blue'   DOUBLE Blue Balloon Flower    Z: 3-8  

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone Blue'A full size Balloon flower with double blue blooms. Bears gorgeous bright 2", double blue blooms from June thru August. Blooms are long lasting and pest free. Makes a great cut flower.  Like all Balloon Flowers, easy as pie to grow.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid H: 20" W: 16" B/M: Double Blue/6-9

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Plectranthus kameba           Z: 6-9  

Plectranthus kamebaA very rare late blooming Asian shade plant with down facing deep blue-purple tubular blooms with flared lips..  The two lobed leaves are strongly serrated on square, branched stems..  A strange long tail grows out of a cleft at the tip of the leaves

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 30-36"   W: 36-42"       B/M  Purple/9-10


$9.99 Qt.


Podophyllum peltatum        Native May Apple       Zone: 4-9      

Podophyllum peltatumPart-shade to shade groundcover. Shiny 12" deeply cut rounded pale green leaves. Single 2" white flower on each stem below the leaf. It has a small fruit that looks like an apple. Forms extensive colonies when happy.  (Older plants from divisions)  Some of our stock are highly scented.

Soil: Humusy, moist    H: 12-19" W: 48"       B/M: White Spring   

US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Polemonium reptans       Creeping Jacob's Ladder      Z: 3-8   

Polemonium reptansWhat a sweep of rich, intense blue a planting of Jacob's ladder gives to the spring garden. Dislikes drought intensely, especially in spring. Goes dormant in summer, according to various sources but ours never does, so interplant with late bloomers such as Astilbes, ferns, etc. to fill in the bare spot.   

Soil: Moist but well-drained best but most any      H:12"  W: 12-18"       B/M: Blue/May

US Native Plants



Polygonatum - Solomon's Seal

The Chinese Solomon's Seal are just as hardy and easy our our Natives.  They're just more flamboyant in color or more striking or sometimes they're a vine or shrub.  They are used as medical herbs in China.


$10.99 Qt.

Polygonatum biflorum   Native Solomon's Seal      Zone: 3-9      

Polygonatum biflorumThe graceful arching stems of Solomon's seal add hard-to-find vertical interest to the woodland garden. It can add dignity to a planting, especially by a statue or soften the often patchwork effect of woodland plants that grow happily beneath it. Takes a few years to reach mature size. 

Soil: Woodland         H: 24-36" W: 24-36"       B/M: Ivory/4-5   

US Native Plants

$19.99 Qt.

Polygonatum biflorum nanum 'Prince Charming' PP22304   Native Dwarf Solomon's Seal    Z: 3-9   

Polygonatum biflorum nanum 'Prince Charming' PP22304   Native Dwarf Solomon's Seal Charming just sums up this dwarf form of our Native with arching blue-green stems under 12" with creamy white flowers in Spring and purple berries in fall when the blue-green leaves turn golden yellow.  Can tolerate full sun IF soil remains moist but still well drained BUT honestly, it prefers part shade.

Soil: Woodland    H: 8-12"   W: 24-36"      B/M: Ivory/4-5   

$12.99 Qt.

Polygonatum canaliculatum           Giant Solomon's Seal    Zone: 4-9     

Per Missouri Botanical Garden, P. canaliculatum  and P. giganteum are the same plant as P. commutatum (see below).  We've kept this one separate because they came from different sources and that's what we originally purchased them as.  And geez, in case, taxonomists change their minds (well that couldn't happen, coul it?) we already have them separated!  But I'm sure our good friends at MOBOT know exactly what they're talking about!

Soil: Woodland    H: 60-72" W: 24"       B/M: Ivory white 5-6    Native

US Native Plants

$11.99 Qt.

Polygonatum cirrhifolium         Tendril Leaf Solomon Seal         Zone:  5-8       

Polygonatum cirrhifoliumAn extremely rare Solomon's Seal from China with a central stalk and thin leaves in whorls of 3-6 each leaf ending in a tiny tendril.  Multiple white blooms in the leaf axil from May thru June followed by green seed pods in Fall with 3-7 seeds.  Rarely reaches it 'wild' height in garden cultivation.

Soil:   Moist but well-drained   H:  36-72"   W:      B/M:   White/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Polygonatum commutatum   Giant Solomon's Seal    Zone: 4-9     

Polygonatum commutatumA STRIKING woodland plant, perfect for the back of a woodland planting where it ties together the lower herbaceous plants with the shrubs and trees. It's dark foliage makes a sharp contrast with pale ferns, with which it looks especially nice. Theoretically the same as P. biflorum but at 60-72" we prefer to use the old name to differentiate the two. RARE & GORGEOUS.  Older plants from divisions.

Soil: Woodland    H: 60-72" W: 24"       B/M: Ivory white 5-6    Native

US Native Plants

$18.99 Qt.

Polygonatum curvistylum       Solomon's Seal     Zone:     Best

Polygonatum curvistylum       Solomon's SealThis rare Solomon's Seal has dark maroon, slender, erect stems to 14" tall, with little to no foliage on the lower part but on the top whorls of very narrow leaves with  curled tips.  Leaves hang downward a bit and actually tend to grasp the stem when emerging - a botanical trick to try and be vertical to avoid late frosts! Now isn't that clever.  Hanging flowers like many are in hanging clusters in the leaf axils.  They are puffy and white at first but quickly mature to pink with flared open bells that are rose-red inside.  This bloom is a striking difference for this Genus. 

Soil: Woodland    H: 15-18" W:  10-12"     B/M: Pink, darker inside/5-6

$16.99 Qt.

Polygonatum falcatum 'Silver Stripe'     Solomon Seal             Zone: 4-9  

Polygonatum falcatum 'Silver Stripe'     Solomon SealLike the species but with a distinctive white strip down the leaf.  A slow growing species from Japan.  The arching stems have 1" wide, 5" long leaves with a pointed (falcate) tip.  There is a prominent silver stripe down the center and on the underside of leaves and stems one finds the classic hanging white bells. They seem happiest in open shade.  An easy to grow plant that's just charming.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy    H: 36" W: 24"    B/M: White/ 4-5 

$9.99 Qt.

Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum'  (P. odoratum)  Solomon's Seal, Variegated    Zone: 4-9  

Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum'This EXQUISITE variety has pale green foliage brushed in cream along the margins & pendulous, fragrant flowers hung on pink stems. Extremely choice & hard to find. Absolutely gorgeous foliage for the woodland garden.  Older plants from divisions.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy    H: 36" W: 24"    B/M: White/ 4-5 

What you're saying about us and the Variegated Solomon Seal... "I received my order today, of two variegated Solomon's Seal. I have ordered numerous mail order plants from several sources over the past years, and can say that these were by far the most carefully packed plants I have ever received. The soil was moist, the leaves were not damaged at all-perfect condition! I hesitated when I saw the cost of shipping and handling, but now understand the reason behind it. I could not have transported these plants in better condition if I had hand carried them! I will certainly do business with you in the future, and recommend you to my gardening friends. Thank you."

Rita gardens in Watertown, NY 05/08


$10.99 Qt.

Polygonatum hirtum       Glossy Leaf Solomon Seal     Zone: 4-8    

White scented nodding flowers tipped in green in spring, over broad heavy-substanced glossy, oval, light green leaves to 8" long, slightly hairy on the underside on arching stems.  Rhizomatous and gently spreading, it makes a polite neighbor to other woodland plants.  Showy blue berries.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy           H:30-36"  W: Slowly Indef.        B/M: White/4-5

$11.99 Qt.


Polygonatum hirtum (Dwarf Form)     Dwarf Glossy Leaf Solomon Seal      Zone: 4-8    

olygonatum hirtum (Dwarf Form)     Glossy Leaf Solomon Seal This truly striking Solomon Seal has stems that reach 6-12" in height, are reddish-brown at the base and somewhat arching at the top.  A sturdy plant with pendulous clusters of scented green-tipped white bells in late spring followed by blue berries.  Huge, heavy substanced leaves are shiny, deep green and heavily veined and at maturity reach 4" x 6" long.  Reproduces in tight colonies over time by creeping rhizomes.  Compared to this dwarf form, the species reaches 30-36", often too big for some gardens.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy           H: 6-12"  W:  Slowly indef.      B/M: White/4-5

$9.99 Qt.


Polygonatum humile     Dwarf Solomon's Seal      Zone: 4-9      

Polygonatum humileA tiny, CHOICE form of Solomon's Seal. Tops out at a compact 6" and it's charming. Same easy care woodland plant as others. Good multiplier but spreads slowly. Very, very rare. Older plants from divisions.  Will actually take full sun with adequate moisture.

Soil: Well-drained, woodland     H: 6" W: Indef.      B/M: White 4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$16.99 Qt.

Polygonatum latifolium   Broad Leaf Solomon Seal    Zone: 5-9    

Polygonatum latifolium   Broad Leaf Solomon Seal  For those of you who (like us) can't resist Polygonatums, here's a rare low grower from Japan, reaching only 1 foot in height and with unusual ROUNDED leaves with very distinct mid-ribs and hanging white bells with green tips on slightly zig-zag stems.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy         H: 12"   W:       B/M: White/April

$9.99 Qt.

Polygonatum multiflorum     European Solomon Seal     Zone: 4-8    

Polygonatum multiflorumRhizomatous perennials with arching stems bearing lance-shaped leaves 2-6" long. Produces 2-6 (hence multiflorum vs. our native biflorum) pendant white bells tipped in green. Followed by round black fruit. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H:36"  W: Slowly indef.   B/M: White/4-5

$19.99 Qt.

Polygonatum multiflorum 'Blue Wings'     POWDER BLUE European Solomon Seal     Zone: 4-8    

Polygonatum multiflorum 'Blue Wings'     European Solomon SealAcquired when we bought out remaining inventory from Munchkin Nursery and like many of Gene Bush's plants, the English acquisition is beyond rare.  Short rhizomes, stems that arch in the top 1/3 with pendant white bells tipped in green above distinctive powder blue foliage.  Because of the short rhizomes, it forms a very stout clump (stems come up more tightly space than most) and show to best advantage the glorious foliage.  Tolerates clay but best in 'good' soil.  One of the absolute queens of the Genus because of foliage!!!  It is a fairly small plant the first year but in a few it will one of, if not your favorite!!

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 18-20  W:  36" in time      Slowly indef.   B/M: White/4-5

$14.99 Qt.

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Polygonatum sp. Red Flowered Form  Red Flowered Chinese Solomon Seal Zone: 6-9 (or colder) 

Polygonatum sp. Red Flowered FormPurchased many years ago with parent stock from China, we finally have enough to sell and have also finally documented that the bloom is, in fact, rose red. Much material that comes directly from China is misidentified. But this is a rose red flowered Polygonatum, easy in the same conditions that all Polgonatums want. Single blooms in the leaf axil.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy       H: 36" W: 24"       B/M: Rose Red/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$18.99 Qt.

Polygonatum odoratum 'Jinguji Red Form'  Red Stem Solomon Seal  Zone: 4-9   

Polygonatum odoratum 'Jinguji Red Form'  Red Stem Solomon SealFrom Japan with arching wine red stems, oval green foliage and it's just an eye catcher.  One of if not  the prettiest forms of the Genus.  Introduced to this country by famed Herronswood Nursery.  White bell shaped flowers tipped in green in spring are followed by black fruit in Fall.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 20"   W: 24-36"      B/M: White/Spring

Japanese Native

$29.99 Qt.

Polygonatum sibericum    Siberian Solomon Seal     Z: 3-9    

Polygonatum sibericum    Siberian Solomon SealSiberian Solomon Seal is used extensively in Chinese medicine and for food.  Found from Siberia to Korea to Bhutan.   A tall graceful species reaching 36" in height with clusters of creamy white bells with green tips hanging down around the stem from the leaf axils of of 5 olive green leaves.  Blooms occur from May until June followed by seeds in August.  Self-pollinating by bees!  In 2017 we appear to be the only US source for this plant.  Grown from seed by friend, plantsman and King of the Rare, Gene Bush owner the former Munchkin Nursery.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained, humusy       H: 36"  W:       B/M: Creamy white/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native


$18.99 Qt.

Polygonatum x hybridum 'Valerie's Song'    Hybrid Solomon Seal      Zone:  5-8   

Polygonatum x hybridum 'Valerie's Song'    Solomon SealWith as many as 4 white bell-like flowers with green tips in a clump hanging from graceful arching stems with sturdy blue-green foliage.  This VIGOROUS clone hails from Sunny Border in Ohio. If you need instant gratification, this is a good choice!   AKA, Polygonatum x mixtum. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy    H: 36-42"  W: Slowly indef.      B/M:  White/Spring

$16.99 Qt.

Polygonatum verticillatum    Whorled Solomon's Seal      Zone: 5-9    

Polygonatum verticillatum    Whorled Solomon's Seal With a structure a bit like bamboo, Whorled Solomon's Seal has thin, lance-shaped to arranged around the stem in whorls of 4-8 leaves.  The creamy white bells flowers are scalloped and rimmed in emerald green and occur in pairs or trios at the leaf axil.  White blooms are followed by coral berries which cling to the stem even after foliage falls in Autumn.  A wonderful architectural woodland plant.  From China and Europe.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained    H: 24-48"  W: 20"     B/M: White/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.


Polygonatum zanlanscianense  Giant Chinese Solomon's Seal   Zone: 7-9   

Polygonatum zanlanscianenseAnother 'whorled' Solomon's Seal but even taller then the previous one on slightly arching glabrous stems to 5' from a stout creeping rhizome.  White or purple hanging bells tipped in green hang in clusters in the leaf axil  Blooms are followed by blue-black berries.  

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 48-72"   W: 20"     B/M: White to purple/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

  Polystichum acrosticoides (Christmas Ferns and CULTIVARS! are Listed on the Ferns Page)  

"Few other herbaceous plants are as pest-free, undemanding and as long flowering as Potentillas. Time, perhaps, for a second look. There are a number of forms ranging in flower colour from pale pink to luxurious deep red. Flowering begins at the end of May and continues until the end of August."  "Potentillas need as much sun as you can give them and do best in poor, well-drained soils. P. x hopwoodiana, in particular, seems happiest when baked and starved."

, article in The Telegraph (U.K. broadsheet newspaper)

Relatives of the Shrubby Potentillas, Cinquefoil are mound-forming plants for the sunny border that are easy to grow.

$10.99 Qt.

Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'   Nepal Cinquefoil       Zone: 5-8      

Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'   Cinquefoil

Carmine red 1" blooms with dark centers just makes this Himalayan Cinquefoil an eye-popper in the garden.  Compound, strawberry-like leaves form a compact mound covered with blooms from late spring through most of summer.  Ron McBeath was a former assistant curator of plants at the Royal Botanic Garden in Scotland.  Comes reliably true from seed.  Drought tolerant when established. The nepalensis cultivars are generally the largest of the herbaceous potentillas.

Soil: Well-drained, light sandy       H: 12"   W: 18-24"           B/M: Carmine red/5-8

$9.99 Qt.

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'    Crimson Cinquefoil    Zone: 4     

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'This is one of the most attractive Potentillas around. The heart-shaped, rich, raspberry red petals form saucer-shaped flowers with a deep velvet-red center, which appears just like an ink blot that has diffused outwards, the flowers really do radiate beauty. Flowering over a long period, this garden treasure is an absolute must for the flower border!  

Soil: Well-drained          H: 16" W:         B/M: Raspberry Red/ 6-8 

$10.99 Qt.

Primula kisoana        Primrose                    Zone: 2-8       

Primula kisoana        PrimroseBeautiful soft downy foliage from the time it emerges in spring until fall if it doesn't dry out.  Ruffled lime green leaves are up to 6" across.  Rose, trumpet shaped blooms held well above the foliage in spring.  A dependable, beautiful performer.  Can spread to form thick mats if happy.  Goes summer dormant if dry. Note, grown from seed so there may be some variation in color hues.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 2-4"(6-8" IB)   W: Slowly indef.        B/M: Rose shades/Spring

$9.99 Qt.

Primula veris      Meadow Cowslip       Zone: 4-8     if moist

Primula verisSimilar to "True English Primrose" but somewhat larger growing, often reaching 1' or so. It bears slightly fragrant yellow flowers sporting an orange eye. Long lived & somewhat drought tolerant. But its more luxuriant if it doesn't dry out. Free flowering for a long time. Takes sun if always moist.  This, along with Primula sieboldii are just so easy to grow!

Soil: Fertile, moisture retentive      H:8"   W: 10"          B/M:  Yellow/5-6

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