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Clematis terniflora 'Sweet Summer Love' PPAF

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Agastache 'Summer Fiesta'

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Salvia 'Lemon Light' PPAF

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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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$10.99 Qt.

Pachysandra procumbens   Native Allegheny Spurge     Zone: (4)5-9     

Pachysandra procumbensRare native of the southeastern U.S. CLUMP FORMING, not an underground runner like its well-know cousin and the flowers are MUCH more showy as well as the leaves that are broad & dark green, often mottled. Semi-evergreen. Every shade garden should have this plant. Blooms before it leafs out in early spring.

Soil: Woodland       H: 10" W: 12"       B/M: White 4-5 

US Native Plants

$3.99 Qt.

'Being Discontinued' price!

Pachysandra terminalis    Common or Japanese Pachysandra      Z: 3-8     

Pachysandra terminalisCommon Pachysandra.  A super groundcover in the right place.  It does spread strongly underground and doesn't stop, so site carefully.  There are places where this is perfect -- bound on the sides by various things from walkways to porches to driveways.  In the right spot, where spreading can be controlled, there's nothing better, more dependable for year round green.

Soil:  Well-drained        H:  6-8"  W: Indefinite          B/M:  White/3-4

Evergreen

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata' AKA 'Silver Edge'  Japanese Variegated Pachysandra    Z: 4-8  

Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'The much more rare and not nearly so aggressive form of common Pachysandra.  This is a gorgeous groundcover, much more interesting than the species.  Takes Part to DEEP shade.  Creamy white edge to the glossy evergreen leaves.

Soil:  Well-drained        H:  6-8"  W: Indefinite       B/M:  White/3-4

Evergreen

Japanese Native

  Panicums (Switch Grasses) are listed on the Grasses Page.   US Native Plants

$9.99 Qt.

Pardancanda norrisii 'Dazzler'    Dwarf Candy Lily Seed Mix       Zone: 4-9        

Pardancanda norrisii 'Dazzler'One of the original 'mixes' in the trade and still one of the best.  This remarkable dwarf strain with multi-branched flower stems and a dazzling array of uni-colored and striped flowers.  15 years of development work by Harlan Hamernik at Bluebird Nursery, Clarkson, Nebraska resulted in this compact, dwarf seed strain.

Soil: Well-drained.      H: 8-10" (15-18" IB)   W: 8-12"      B/M: Mixed/ 7-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$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

$9.99 Qt.

Pardanthopsis dichotoma    Iris dichotoma is the new name!  Vesper Iris     Zone: 5-9        

Pardanthopsis dichotomaIntricately beautiful bloom doesn't waste it's efforts during the day while you're at work -- it's called Vesper Iris because it blooms in the afternoon to thru evening to greet you when you come home from work.  One of the parents of Candy Lilies and the genetic reason they both have wonderful, twirling, swirling stem tips prior to forming seeds.

Soil: Moist but ell-drained          H: 8-12" (24" IB)  W: 14"           B/M: Lavender blue/ 7-8

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

  Passifloras (Passion Vines) are listed on the Vines Page:  

$9.99 Qt.

Patrinia gibbosa     Dwarf Patrinia       Sun      Zone: 5-8

Patrinia gibbosaA Japanese Native with showy yellow flowers that's tolerant of hot, humid summers and is valued for it's months long bloom season.  A compact, clump-forming Patrinia that rarely tops 18" with tiny yellow flowers to 3/16" across but combined in loose clusters of cymes to 4-6" across, held nicely above the foliage in summer.  May self-seed in optimum conditions but not a pest.  The chartreuse flower bracts stay attractive well into fall after the main bloom finishes.

Soil: Well-drained      H:12-18"  W: 9-12"     B/M: Yellow/6-8

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Patrinia scabiosifolia   Patrinia     Zone:  5-9     

Patrinia scabiosifoliaIdentical to the above species but lower growing and according to some longer blooming.  A clump-forming plant, it rarely exceeds 9-15" tall with a compact form and a basal mound of deeply toothed, oblong to ovate leaves which look a lot like large Scabiosa leaves, hence the name.  The stems are topped with open, airy terminal panicles of small, chrome-yellow blooms and reach 3 feet

Soil: Ave. to moist             H: 9-15" (48-60"IB) W: 24"       B/M: Yellow/ 7-9

$10.99 Qt.

Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya'      Compact Patrinia           Zone: 5-9   

Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya'Identical to the above species but lower growing and according to some longer blooming.  A clump-forming plant, it rarely exceeds 9-15" tall with a compact form and a basal mound of deeply toothed, oblong to ovate leaves which look a lot like large Scabiosa leaves, hence the name.  The stems are topped with open, airy terminal panicles of small, chrome-yellow blooms and reach 3 feet.  See above photo -- it's the exact same just shorter.

Soil: Ave. to moist             H: 9-15" (36"IB) W: 24"       B/M: Yellow/ 7-9

$11.99 Qt.

New 3/19

 

Pediomelum subacaule    Nashville Breadroot, Glade Potato, Whiterim Scurfpea         Zone: 5-9   

Pediomelum subacaule    Nashville Breadroot, Glade Potato, Whiterim ScurfpeaA rare native, now endangered, used by Native Americans in a small area of the East Coast.  Oddly enough, however, it wants near desert-like conditions in limestone glades found in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  With an interesting growth habit, they bloom (reminding one of Lupines) in vivid blues to purples in March/April, set seed in May, take a Siesta over summer then return in Fall.  But this life cycle suits the cedar glades where it grows where there's water in cool times and dry in summer. Edible tubers like yams.  Will naturalize.  Despite where it grows naturally, it isn't picky, takes blistering sun or some shade, plays well with others and looks good even when not in bloom.  A virtually unknown that's just a Native Winner.

Soil: Well-drained     H:6-12"   W:     B/M: Purples,blues (rarely white)/3-4

US Native Plants

$15.99 Qt.

Peltoboykinia watanabei     *Iwana commonname     Zone 5-7   

Peltoboykinia watanabei*Like many rare, uncommon plants, this doesn't have a Common Name - that would sort of be a contradiction in terms!  :-)  But it should be common so it gets a Common Name!  Stunning, dramatic leaves to a foot across.  Absolutely wild looking red foliage unfurls at ground level in spring turning to green.  Upright dark stems bear clusters of small, bell-shaped, pale yellow to yellow-green blooms in summer on stems up to 30".  Prefers rich, moist woodland soils but will tolerate drought once established.  We just drooled over this plant when we saw it at Mobot.  syn: Boykinia watanabei

Soil:  Rich, moist woodland    H:     W:       B/M:  Yellow/S

 
  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 GreatPlants® 

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 'Elfin Pink'     Beard's Tongue    Zone: 3-9    

Extremely cold 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: Well-drained         H:12"   W:12"         B/M: Deep pink/ 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

$10.99 Qt.

Penstemon 'Bev Jensen'     Beard's Tongue       Zone: 7-9         

Penstemon 'Bev Jensen'     Beard's Tongue With blooms even larger than Penstemon 'Raspberry Flair' from mid-summer until frost, this is a winner.  With very broad flowers which are a rich rose with burgundy streaking in the throat and and on the scalloped lower lip over mid-green foliage, it's just an eye-catcher.

Soil: Very well-drained       H: 36"  W:         B/M: Rose and Burgundy/6-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Penstemon 'Blackbird'     Beard's Tongue    Zone: 7-9      Penstemon 'Blackbird'     Beard's Tongue

Broad, semi-evergreen, lanced shaped leaves on reddish stems.  In early summer and again in late summer to mid-Fall there are deep reddish-purple tubular, bell-shaped flowers with darker buds. Very long bloom period.  2003 Great Plant Picks.

Soil: Very well-drained       H:36"  W:36"         B/M: Deep Reddish Purple/6 +8-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon campanulatus    Bellflower Penstemon    Zone: 7-10     

Penstemon campanulatusA rare Penstemon with Upright, semi-evergreen foliage on wiry stems bearing narrow, lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves. Bears loose racemes of tubular, bell-shaped rosy purple or violet blooms 1" long. A parent of many hybrids including Sour Grapes. From high in the Sierra Madres. 

Soil: Very Well-drained           H: 12-24" W: 18"           B/M: Violet/ 5-6 

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon x campanulatus 'Sour Grapes'      Beard's Tongue, Sour Grapes    Zone: 6     

Penstemon x campanulatus 'Sour Grapes'A strong grower w/ big, grayish blue flowers, suffused rich purple & tinged green are produced from Midsummer to Autumn! A large-leaved form from BLOOMS OF BRESSINGHAM. The British have long known Penstemons but the US is just discovering them. They're hummingbird magnets. 

Soil: Very well-drained         H: 24" W: 18"        B/M: Purple*/ 7-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Penstemon 'Cherry Glow'     Beard's Tongue    Zone: 7-9    

Penstemon 'Cherry Glow'     Beard's TongueStunning cherry red bloom in dense racemes with purple calyces and white throats veined red over burgundy red stems.  Very little white in the throat and that is muted, so the effect from any distance is that the bloom is VERY RED inside and out.  Dark green 4.5" long leaves.  Shockingly beautiful in the garden soaring to 3-4' in bloom.  Image this in a vase of cut flowers!

Soil: Very well-drained       H: 36-48"IB  W: 24-30"        B/M: Cherry Red

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP20013  Beard's Tongue Dark Towers   Z: 3-8   

Beautiful shiny bronze red foliage topped off with masses of pink blooms in July and August.  This hybrid is darker and taller than 'Husker Red' if that works better in your garden.  Tolerate high humidity and heat with masses of large pink flowers (Husker is white w/ a blue undertone) in open clusters.  This very hardy form is from Dale Lindgren, (U. of Neb.).

Soil: Very well-drained           H:36" IB  W: 20"         B/M: Pink/7-8

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'       Beard's Tongue      Z: 3-9    

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'       Beard's TongueFormer Perennial Plant of the Year.  According to the USBG, this is not only attractive to Butterflies but a Host Plant.  Half grown Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars will often move from Chelone lyonii (Turtlehead) to this Penstemon, so planting them near each other is a good idea.

Soil: Very well-drained          H: 18-24"  W:  15"        B/M: White with bluish blush/ 8-9 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Butterfly and Larvae Food

  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

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon strictus 'Midnight Blue'      Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Porch Penstemon   Zone: 3-9      

Penstemon strictus 'Midnight Blue'      Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Porch PenstemonA new cultivar of a Native (and that found in sunny, open locations in conifer forests as well as Prairie areas). Tall flower spikes of Indigo blue stand on erect stems with deep green leaves. The individual tubular flowers have an upper lip with 2 oval lobes that protrude forward looking like a porch roof, thus the alternate common name 'Porch Penstemon'.

Soil: Very well-drained         H: 18-36"  W:       B/M: Indigo Blue/ 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

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon x mexicalle 'Red Rocks'         Beard's Tongue, Red Rocks    Zone: 4b-8a     

Penstemon x mexicalle 'Red Rocks'         Beard's Tongue, Red RocksPlant Select® Selection from Denver Botanical Garden & U. of Colorado. Choice & NEW.. Bright rose-red bell-flowers, heavy in spring, then on and off all summer, to 15" tall. Both thrive in wide range of sites and soils. Good drainage is imperative w/ Penstemons but the rewards are worth the effort. Good in our hot, humid summers. 

Soil: Very well-drained          H: 15"  W: 12"         B/M: Bright Rose/ 6-7+++

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon x mexicali 'Sunburst Ruby'      Beard's Tongue, Sungburst Ruby     Zone: 4b-8a     

Penstemon x mexicali 'Sunburst Ruby'What thumbs it's 'nose' at winter cold, summer heat and humidity and bursts into exuberant bloom of richly colored tubes with white throats from June and periodically thru September?  What has sturdy stems, slender green foliage that remains lovely all season?  Why they new cross between a US and Mexican species called 'Sunburst Ruby' of course!  Trim after bloom and cut back hard in winter.

Soil: Very well-drained          H: 12"  W: 12"         B/M: Ruby/ 6-7+++

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Penstemon 'Raven'    Beard's Tongue     Zone: 6,7,8,9     

Penstemon 'Raven'    Beard's TonguePenstemon are part of the charm of the West, their native home, but now you can bring the charm to your garden with a Penstemon like Raven with large tubular flowers in a burgundy so dark and lush it's velvety.  Red tinted stems on dark green foliage and a long blooming season from June to October are all the more reason you need this plant!    Not the hardiest, but oh, what a Looker!

Soil:  Very well-drained    H: 24-36"   W: 24-36"    B/M: Burgundy/6-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

 

$10.99 Qt.

Penstemon watsonii    Watson's Penstemon or Beardtongue  Sun   Zone: 3

Penstemon watsoniiA mid-Western Native with glossy green leaves, thin but sturdy stems and panicles of dark mauve buds which open to daity tubular flowers of Blue to Violet with white interiors, dusted with yellow pollen.  Hummingbirds love it!  Protect against winter wet.

Soil: Well-drained     H:24"  W: 24"     B/M: Blue to Violet/5-6

US Native Plants

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Butterflies

$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!

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

Attracts Butterflies

$10.99 Qt.

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' PP#11643      Dwarf Russian Sage, Little Spire    Zone: 4-9     

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'A superb, new compact form of Russian Sage - the PPA 1995 Perennial of the Year, from Dutch breeder Herbert Oudshoorn.  Topping out at 24" tall, it has a sturdy disposition and stature and has the same dusty blue-violet blooms of the species in late summer and Fall that made the species so popular.  Must have bright sun and superbly drained winter soil.  Russian Sages are great for discouraging deer from you garden!

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

Attracts Butterflies

$9.99 Qt.

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin      Longin Russian Sage       Zone: 4-9      

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'The largest of the Russian sages.  If you have room, this one is a stunner.  Strong stems and a very upright habit in full sun.  The effect of a big Lavender with wider leaves that are less toothed than the typical Perovskia.  

Soil: Well-drained          H: 36-48"  W: 36"       B/M: Deep blue/ 7-9

Attracts Butterflies

$11.99 Qt.

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

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield'     Mountain FleeceflowerA recent introduction from breeder Chris Ghyselen of Belgium with slender flowers that are deep (almost black) blood red opening from black red buds. Stunning blooms on a species that is already a workhorse!  Every garden should have a Persicaria or two or a whole lot!

Soil: Ave. to moist           H: 36-48"  W: 36"          B/M: Dark blood red/  7-9 

$14.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

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

$10.99 Qt.

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

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'A 'BLOOMS OF BRESSINGHAM' selection that's robust, clump forming, semi-evergreen. Blooming from mid-summer to early autumn, it's one of the stars of our gardens. Long, thin spikes of rosey red flowers add an airy grace to the garden. This is just an astounding, amazing plant!  It is one of the best plants we sell.  Period!

Soil: Ave. to moist          H: 18-24" (IB 48")  W: 24-48"         B/M: Crimson-red/ 7-9 

$10.99 Qt.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'     Golden Mountain Fleeceflower   Zone: 4-9     

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'Like well-known 'Firetail' but with beautiful golden lance-shaped foliage which combines with the Crimson Red bloom spikes to provide a truly bright spot in your garden.  Strong growing so it does need a bit of room but not at all invasive.  Semi-evergreen.

Soil: Ave. to moist          H: 18-24" (IB 48") W: 24-48"         B/M: Crimson-red/ 7-9 

$9.99 Qt.

Persicaria affinis    Himalayan Knotweed, Himalayan Fleece Flower     Z: (3,4)5-8     

Persicaria affinisA low mat-forming evergreen perennial that spreads indefinitely by trailing stems and forms a lovely ground cover.  Lance shaped leaves to 4" long turn bronze in Fall.  3" spikes of many tiny pink flowers appear over a long period from early summer through Fall.  Tolerates light shade.  Good over spring bulbs.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 4" (12" IB)  W: Slowly indefinite      B/M: Pink/7-9

$11.99 Qt.

Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red'    Himalayan Knotweed, Himalayan Fleece Flower     Z:(3,4)5-8    

Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red'Same as the species but the pink blooms turn russet red as they mature.  Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit.  Available and loved all over England but hard to find in the US.  This is a wonderful, easy care plant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 9-12" IB  W: Slowly indefinite       B/M: Pink>Russet Red/7-9

$10.99 Qt.

Persicaria affinis 'Himalayan Border Jewel'  Himalayan Knotweed or Fleece Flower  (3,4)5-8     

Persicaria affinis 'Himalayan Border Jewel'  Himalayan Knotweed or Fleece FlowerA super tough, mat forming perennial with lance shaped leaves and stunning red stems.  From spring to late summer, it's covered with 2" light shell pink, slightly fragrant flower spikes.  Both cold and heat bring out red tones in the foliage.

Soil: Moist but well-drained           H: 4" (9-12" IB) W: Slowly indefinite      B/M: Shell Pink/7-9

$11.99 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

$10.99 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

$10.99 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 'Lance Corporal'     Lance Corporal Knotweed    Zone: 3     

Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'A new introduction with a chartreuse green leaf and a large maroon chevron throughout its center. Upright growing with a clean habit and reaching 24".  Self-seeds. Blends well with woodland plants. Adds color to the shade garden. 

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

$11.99 Qt.

Petasites japonicus    Butterbur, Japanese Sweet Coltsfoot         Zone: 5-9  

Petasites japonicusFrom Korea, China and Japan, Butterbur is easily grown in consistently moist to wet soil in part to full shade.  Ours is in full sun and wilts but then perks back up but it's not a pretty sight  Kidney-shaped leaves 16-32" wide are very dramatic along a stream.  Fragrant, yellowish white, daisy-like flowers in dense corymbs appear in spring before the foliage starts to emerge.  Does spread aggressively so take that into account when planting.  Ours doesn't but it's too dry and too sunny where we have it but it often goes dormant in summer as the tradeoff.  It sort of clings to life under those circumstances!  Maybe a good balance between dry and what it wants would moderate its exuberance or grow it in a container for the handsome foliage.

Soil:  Medium to wet       H: 24-36"    W: Indef.      B/M: Yellowish white/ 5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Japanese Native

$12.99 Qt.

Petasites japonicus 'Alba'     White Butterbur, Japanese Sweet Coltsfoot         Zone: 5-9  

Petasites japonicus 'Alba'     Butterbur, Japanese Sweet ColtsfootIdentical to the species but with pure white blooms instead of yellowish white.  Does spread aggressively so take that into account when planting. We grow the species in a spot too dry and too sunny where it barely clings to life and goes summer dormant.  Average soil rather than moist definitely controls the spread.

Soil: Medium to wet       H: 24-36"    W: Indef.      B/M: White/ 5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

Japanese Native

 

$15.99 Qt.

New 2/15

 

Petasites japonicus 'Variegatus'        Variegated Butterbur, Japanese Sweet Coltsfoot     Zone: 5-9  

Petasites japonicus

AKA, Petasites japonicus 'Nishiki-buki'.  Like the above but Variegated foliage with patches of creamy yellow on green.  Prefers evenly moist soil in shade.  Blooms come before the dramatic foliage.  Spreads aggressively by underground runners.

Soil:  Medium to wet       H: 24-36"  W: Indef.    B/M: Yellowish white/ 5

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Japanese Native

$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   

$9.99 Qt.

Phlomis fruticosa  -  Jerusalem Sage        Zone: 4-8     

Phlomis fruticosaA little known genus native to Europe & Asia. This one has whorls of hooded, butter yellow flowers borne at intervals around the stem & continuing as the stem elongates, ALL SUMMER. Wooly leaves are gray-green w/ white, wooly undersides. Perfect with blue veronicas.   This is just a fabulous plant!!!

Soil: Well-drained         H: 36-48" W: 60"         B/M: Butter yellow/ 6-8 

$9.99 Qt.

Phlomis russeliana        Yellow Phlomis      Zone: 5-9   

Phlomis russelianaEvergreen Phlomis which forms an excellent tall ground cover, perfect for banks, with rough, large, heart-shaped leaves. Stout flowers stems have whorls of hooded flowers of butter-yellow.   "One of the few Phlomis species where it is worth leaving the flower stems right through the winter precisely for the (above) magical effect in severe frost", says the Mann-Taylor website.  Very long blooming, late spring to early autumn!  Pale yellow blooms above heart-shaped foliage.  Tough, easy to grow and adds structure to the garden.

Soil:  Well-drained    H:36"  W:24"       B/M: Yellow/ 5-9

$11.99 Qt.

Phlomis tuberosa 'Bronze Flamingo'   Jerusalem Sage     Zone: 5-9      

Phlomis tuberosa 'Bronze Flamingo'   Jerusalem SageBrilliant lilac flowers, bearded in the throat rise above dark green, purple-tinged foliage on RICH RED RUBY STEMS in late spring to early summer.  More than 5 clusters stacked on top of each other!  Upright habit.   Good cut flower. Drought tolerant when established. A plant for the back of the border or to build a garden around as a focal point plant. 

Soil: Fertile, well-drained       H: 36-48" W: 36-48"          B/M: Brilliant Lilac/ 6-7 

$10.99 Qt.

Phlomis x fruiticosa 'Edward Bowles'  Jerusalem Sage      Zone: 5- 9      

Phlomis x fruiticosa 'Edward Bowles'  Jerusalem SageIntroduced in 1967 by Hiller Nursery from seed sent by the late E.A. Bowles, this hybrid (Phlomis fruticosa x Phlomis russeliana) has somehow slipped through the cracks in the Horticultural world but hopefully we can help fix that!   Yellow bloom spikes from 6-10" tall are dark and light, bicolor yellow (lighter yellow hoods) on a most vigorous, easy to grow, mounded evergreen plant with downy heart-shaped leaves!  A start of the genus for structure and form.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained       H: 36" (36-48" IB)  W: 36"      B/M: Bicolor Yellow/6-8

 

$9.99 Qt.

Phuopsis stylosa    Large Style Crosswort, Crucinella     Zone: 5-9  

Phuopsis stylosa  Crosswort

A rarely seen but most worthy mat-forming perennial that forms a dense mat of bright green leaves (that will take lightly foot traffic) and boasts loads of clusters of bright pink flowers in early summer over whorls of aromatic leaves..  Drought tolerant when established, it also tolerates poor soil and hot spots and will clamber over difficult banks with ease.  Can be divided in early spring.  Fast growing but not invasive.  Cut back after flowering for compact tidiness.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 6-8"    W: Indef.     B/M:  Pink/5-6

 

We have so many great

Phlox

That they have their own page!

 

$13.99 Qt.

Phygelius aequalis    Riverbell, Cape Fuchsia          Zone: 7-9     

Phygelius aequalis    Riverbell, Cape FuchsiaPhygelius are vigorous, long blooming (fairly hardy) South African perennials that want full sun and well-drained soil.  A lovely soft shade of Salmon-orange tubular blooms with yellow throats from summer until Fall with red around the petal lip that goes with everything - in the garden or in the vase.  Long red stamens. Cut back woody stem to 6" in early spring.

Soil: Well-drained          H:36"  W: 36"       B/M: Orange Red/6-10

Attracts Hummingbirds

Evergreen

in warm areas

$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

Evergreen

in warm areas

$10.99 Qt.

Phygelius x rectus 'Pink Elf'    Cape Fuchsia    Zone: 7-9     

Phygelius x rectus 'Pink Elf'With dusty salmon pink tubular blooms, yellow inside, from May until first frost, it's hard to beat for bloom power.  Compact growth habit and moderate slow spreader.

Soil: Well-drained          H: 24" W: 36"        B/M: Dusty Salmon Pink/ 6-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Evergreen

in warm areas

$11.99 Qt.

Phygelius x rectus 'FunfareTM Wine'ppaf    Compact Cape Fuchsia    Zone: 7-9     

Phygelius x rectus 'Funfare Wine'An astounding new color for a Cape Fuchsia from Britain. Bred for compactness and GREATLY improved flowering.  With tubular bells in profusion on arching stems over compact neat foliage from April/May to October if deadheaded, this is a stunner. (Remove faded flower stems to help re-flowering.)  Compact form fits into smaller garden or toward the middle of the border.  From England's Hishtil Nursery.

Soil: Well-drained          H: 16-18" W: 16-18"      B/M: Wine/ 5-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Evergreen

in warm areas

$10.99 Qt.

Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker'    Cape Fuchsia, Moonraker        Zone: 7-9     

Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker'Hybrid developed by Peter Dummer, former head propagator at Hillier's Nurseries, UK. Phygelius are vigorous, long-blooming South African shrubs that a more or less evergreen depending on the winter. They do best in full sun with well draining soil. Water during drougt.   Very rare.  We just love this plant! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 36-48"  W: 36-48"      B/M: Bright yellow/ 6-10 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Evergreen

in warm areas

$10.99 Qt.

Phygelius x rectus 'Winchester Fanfare'     Cape Fuchsia    SunLight Shade     Zone: 7-9      

Phygelius x rectus 'Winchester Fanfare'     Cape FuchsiaThis is a really big Phygelius with showy tubular pale red flowers with yellow throats and deep green ovate leaves.  It's claim to fame over others is it's size!  There's no way a Hummingbird will miss this beauty!  Stoloniferous.

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 60"  W: 60"      B/M: Pale Red/ Late summer 

Attracts Hummingbirds

Evergreen

in warm areas

$9.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'    White Obedient Plant    Zone: 4-9     

Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'    White Obedient PlantA new 'Obedient Plant' whose flowers don't fade or brown as they age.  Well branched with multiple flower spikes.   Superior flowers because 'stay white' power!

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

 

$7.99 Qt.

Physostegia virginiana 'Summer Snow'       White Obedient Plant    Zone: 4-9     

Physostegia virginiana 'Summer Snow'Tube-shaped flowers on graceful spikes which should be CUT BACK IN JUNE = stronger spikes. A late bloomer and over an extended time. Use in borders or wildflower gardens. 'Summer Snow' is pure white and goes well with so many other perennials or in the ALL WHITE bed. 

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

$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 

$10.99 Qt.

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' PP#12,637     Obedient Plant, Non-spreading    Zone: 4-9  

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'A great improvement over Physostegia 'Summer Snow' -- this little lady behaves herself and doesn't spread like her cousin.  But, like all Obedient Plants, does best if cut back once in June.  You'll get stronger stalks and more blooms.

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

$10.99 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 

$10.99 Qt.

Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'      Variegated Obedient Plant,   Zone: 4-9  

Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata'With the same lovely tube shaped flowers on graceful spikes as the species but with eye-catching variegated foliage.  Cutting back in June makes for stronger spikes.  The variegated foliage adds interested in spring and early summer.

Soil: Any but dry         H:  W:         B/M:  /7-9 

$11.99 Qt.

New 2/28

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

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$10.99 Qt.

Pinellia cordata 'Yamazaki'     Sweet Arum     Z: 4B-9      

Pinellia cordata 'YamazakiA gorgeous plant, originally from China, but now somewhat available in this country but still very rare! With a bloom like an Arisaema Jack in the Pulpit. Easy in typical woodland setting. Does spread to form attractive colonies. Pest free and easy. Gorgeous leaves, needless to say! Typical 'Aroid' Jack-in-the-pulpit bloom with a long 'drip tip'.   Exotic looking but easy.  This was easily our best selling plant last spring and even though we had many, we sold out quickly.  Something to think about... Atypical Roots

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

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 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

$9.99 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, $9.99 in '14  Now the best and rarest Pinellia in the trade is affordable!  Atypical Roots

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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 'Mariesii'    Balloon Flower    Zone: 3-8  

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii'    Balloon Flower

A classic in the Genus, reading 15-18" tall and spreading to 30"  This is exactly what people think off when they think of Balloon Flowers!  I can't think of any plant this doesn't go well with and since it's not fussy about light, it makes a perfect companion for most any similar height plant or a great back drop for shorter plants.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid    H: 15-18"IB  W: 30"      B/M: ./ 6-10

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 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.

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

$9.99 Qt.

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

$9.99 Qt.

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

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone White'A full size Balloon flower with pristine white double blooms.  Bears gorgeous bright 2", double white blooms from June thru August.  Blooms are long last, pest free and great for cut flowers. Like all Balloon Flowers, easy as can be to grow just looks 'complicated'!

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

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$12.99 Qt.

New 2/28

Podophyllum hexandrum (P. emodii)     Himalayan Mayapple           Zone: 3A-9B      

Podophyllum hexandrum (P. emodii)     Himalayan MayappleLike most, takes a couple of years to get established but then is a strong grower and these open late.  The white to pink bloom is beautiful but fleeting -- petals fall almost as soon as a pollinating insect visits.  The fertilized flower is followed by green fruit which turns bright red.  This makes it much more colorful in fruit than our Native.   Deeply lobed leaves, up to 10" wide foliage, opens with varying degrees of black, purple and brown mottling, and a lone white-to-rose bloom.  CITES protected, Nursery propagated in Holland.  Do a Google search and you'll get a sense of how highly variable the color of the foliage is.  And it is most pronounced when emerging and right after.  Our plants come up very early in heated greenhouse and by April are mostly green.  In the cool soil of your garden where the roots stay cool, the mottling will last longer.

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H:12-18"    W:12-18"       B/M: White to Rose Pink/Early Spring

US Native Plants

$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

$15.99 Qt.

Podophyllum pleianthum    P. pleiantha (Dysosma pleianthum) Chinese Mayapple    Z: 6-9    

Podophyllum pleianthaA large herbaceous perennial from China with stunning large, round leaves that are a glossy, deep green and leathery in texture. Foliage is on umbrella-like stems up to three feet high. Leaves have large triangular teeth on the leaf edge. Best in shade with a moist rich soil but very adaptable. Dark purple red hanging blooms followed by yellow fruit. Very similar to P. versipelle -- the average person wouldn't notice the difference -- slightly different placement where bloom emerges. Will not take dry shade.   Original stock from Northwest Garden Nursery in Eugene, OR and are extra hardy, even taking some frost when established.

Soil:  Humusy, moist but well-drained    H:  24-36:   W:  36"    B/M:    Purple red/5-6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$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

 

$10.99 Qt.

Polemonium yezoense     Jacob's Ladder, Yezoense    Z: 5     

Polemonium yezoenseDark purple overlay almost black on foliage in early spring turns dark green as large, FRAGRANT powder blue flowers open. Eventually the green foliage takes on a silvery sheen. Quite a display. This is one of the few (only?) Polemonium to take full sun. Deer & bunny resistant. Vigorous. Needs watering. Pretty w/ gold plants.  We are mad, mad, mad about this plant.  Not a bit fussy or demanding. And gorgeous to boot!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained   H: 8-16"  W:  6-12"    B/M: Powder Blue/ 5-6

 

$10.99 Qt.

Pollia japonica       Zone: 5       

Pollia japonicaA plant that needs some room, as it's moderately stoloniferous. We grow it in a fairly dry spot and it behaves! Very tropical, ginger-like foliage with heads of many small white flowers, then black berries. This is a marvelous plant if you have room for it. The RAREST of our 2002 perennials. It was a great plant to celebrate the New Millennium!  Beautiful with Rhododendrons.

Soil: Average         H: 18-24" W: Indef.         B/M: White/summer

 

 

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.

 

$14.99 Qt.

Polygonatum (aff.) graminifolium    Chinese Solomon Seal         Zone: 5 at least  

A tiny dwarf Alpine Solomon Seal from China with almost grass like foliage and narrow lavender scented pink to lavender purple up-facing tubular blooms often in pairs from the axils of 4-6" stems in June/July.   An erect plant, with a few whorls of grey-green narrow lanceolate leaves.   Pink berries in Fall. It spreads on rhizomes to produce attractive clumps. Easy to grow but needs careful siting so you're sure to see this little lovely.  Late to emerge.  Asianflora.com photo until ours bloom.

Soil: Moist well-drained          H: 4-6"  W:        B/M: Pink/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$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.

New 3/10

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 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

$10.99 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

$11.99 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

 

$13.99 Qt.

Polygonatum hirtum       Glossy Leaf Solomon Seal     Zone: 4-8    

Polygonatum hirtum  Grassy Leaf Solomon SealWhite 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

$13.99 Qt.

Polygonatum hirtum (Dwarf Form)     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

$10.99 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

$12.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

Polygonatum inflatum       Solomon's Seal                 Zone: 5-9    

Polygonatum inflatum       Solomon's SealFrom Northeast Asia, comes this rare species.  24" tall stems come up sturdy and straight then gradually start arching with dangling creamy bells with green tips and spreading puffy green bracts for several months in late spring to mid-summer.  Following blooms, seeds ripen from August to September.  Takes deep shade.  This is a wonderful, architectural plant - great structure.

Soil: Moist but well-drained          H: 24"  W:        B/M: White w/ green tips/5-7

 

$11.99 Qt.

Polygonatum lasianthum   Japanese Solomon's Seal    Zone: 5-8    

Polygonatum lasianthum   Japanese Solomon's SealNative from Korea and the North of Japan with pairs of white bellflowers with green tips along the leaf axis. A very graceful species but very robust.  Strong slightly arching reddish stems with good sized bellflowers.  Very rare.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, humusy     H: 12-28"   W: 24"    B/M:  White/4-5

Japanese Native

$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/Spring

$14.99 Qt.

Polygonatum pratii     Dwarf Chinese Solomon Seal      Zone: 5-8   

Polygonatum pratii     Dwarf Chinese Solomon Seal A small clump forming Chinese Solomon Seal with stems 6-8" tall with appropriately tiny leaves, glaucous beneath and tiny dark purple blooms hanging from the leaf axil.  Charming in the shady rock garden.  Slowly stoloniferous.  Berries, somewhat larger than one would expect, start purple and age to red in summer so the berries put on quite a show.

Soil:   Moist but well-drained         H: 6-8"  W: Slowly indef       B/M: Dark purple/4-5

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

 

$14.99 Qt.

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 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

$14.99 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

$17.99 Qt.

Polygonatum x hybridum 'Grace Barker'    DWARF VARIEGATED Solomon Seal        Zone: 3-8  

Polygonatum x hybridum 'Grace Barker'    Hybrid Solomon Sealaka: Polygonatum x hybridum 'Striatum'. Rarely offered, this prized Solomon's seal is a dwarf variegated selection from the hybrid Polygonatum multiflorum x Polygonatum odoratum. It has crinkled foliage, surrounded by an clean white border. Stunning as a individual plant, as a mass planting or left to meander among other plants in your shade garden. Some consider it the best variegated Polygonatum.

Soil:   Moist but well-drained        H: 10"   W: 10"        B/M:  White

 

$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

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$9.99 Qt.

Potentilla gracilis 'Pulchellum'      Fan-Leaf Cinquefoil        Zone: 6-10     

Potentilla gracilis 'Pulchellum'Native to the Northwest, particularly, wetland areas. This cinquefoil differs from all others by its palmate divided basal leaves and its 5-9 leaflets that are toothed or divided only to about the middle of each segment. Very pretty foliage. Fairly drought tolerant after being established. AKA, Slender Cinquefoil. 

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 12-24" W: 12-24"         B/M: Yellow/ 7-8  

$9.99 Qt.

Potentilla neumanniana (verna) 'Nana'    Dwarf Cinquefoil       Zone: 4-8     

Potentilla neumanniana (verna) 'Nana'I defy you to find a cuter plant! A round little pod of serrated edged leaves topped with bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers in spring. For rock gardens, ground cover or between paving stones. Mulch to keep soil cool in full sun. Potentillas are easy and dependable. 

Soil: Cool, well-drained         H: 3" W: 8"        B/M: Yellow/ Spring

$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.

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: Red/ 6-8 

$9.99 Qt.

Primula 'Candelabra Hybrids'    Candelabra Primrose     Z:  5-8   with constant moisture  

Primula 'Candelabra Hybrids'    Candelabra PrimroseWorth growing just for their size but then throw in stunning rainbow color flower umbels that surround the tall stems in whorls of 10 with up to 7 umbels opening from bottom to top, one about every 5-6 days makes for real bloom power. And it grows in a spot that's too soggy for most plants - around the drip, drip, drip of an air-conditioner or beside a stream or pond or somewhere you water just 'cause you want these beauties! Large attractive oval leaves often persist thru winter

Soil:  Consistently Moist    H:  12"  (24"IB)    W:  12"     B/M:   Rose, Gold, Orange

$11.99 Qt.

Primula frondosa     Birds-eye Bulgarian Primrose     Z:  4-8      with moisture  

Primula frondosa     Birds-eye Bulgarian PrimrosePrimula frondosa is a small herbaceous perennial from Bulgaria that blooms in late spring and into the summer. The umbels of mauve-pink flowers with yellow centers are born on 15" upright stems. Lots and lots and lots of blooms! Leaves are an average mid-green, coarse and basal leaves have white underneath. Will grow in full sun, but don't let it dry out.  Prefers a peat based soil

Soil: Moist but well drained    H: 6" (15"IB)  W: 8"     B/M: Mauve pink/5-6  

$10.99 Qt.

Primula kisoana        Primrose                    Zone: 2-8       

Primula kisoana        Primrose  Beautiful 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.  Deep 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.

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

  Primula sieboldii Variable flowers in shades of white, pink and lavender in early Spring. From moist meadows & woodlands in Japan. A horticultural 'cult' has formed around these Primroses in Japan & the US. Probably one of the most carefree Primroses to grow. Primula seiboldii 'Pink'If we could only have one Primrose species  this would be it. Because it's up early, blooms, sets seed and goes dormant by July, it can get by without the heavy moisture that many Primulas need. Grows easily in the average garden. After its blooming period, it is useful to top-dress or add a bit of soil on top because it makes leaf buds for the next year above its leaf axis. (Please note again, summer dormant - not dead, just resting if we ship in summer) Japanese Native

$16.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo'   Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo'   Japanese Woodland PrimroseA very rare named dark reddish pink, cut petal form from Japan.  'Aka Tombo' means Red Dragonfly in Japanese.  One of the deepest colors in the genus.

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: Dark reddish pink/4-5

Japanese Native

$16.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

Primula sieboldii 'Daimin Nishiki'    Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula sieboldii 'Daimai Nishkii'    Japanese Woodland PrimroseA very rare, select named form from Japan that has large white blooms with an almost Phlox divaricata look.  Held up high on long stems in umbels of many blooms.  This is an very old Traditional Form that dates back to the Edo Period.  'Nishiki' means 'Brocade' in Japanese.

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: White/4-5

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

New 1/19

Primula sieboldii 'Gene's Mix'    Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula sieboldii 'Gene's Mix'    Japanese Woodland PrimroseA primula mix from one of our favorite Plantsman, friend Gene from Munchkin Nursery.  He always just has the best of plants and this is a seed strain from his favorite Primulas.

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: Mixed/4-5

Japanese Native

$16.99 Qt.

New 1/13/14

Primula sieboldii 'Hokutosei'  Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula sieboldii 'Hokutosei'  Japanese Woodland PrimroseA rare named form from Japan with white cut petals with a rare pale lavender center.  Dates back to the 18th century in Japan.  'Hokutosei' means the 'Great Bear' in Japanese.

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: White w/ pale lavender/4-5

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Primula seiboldii 'Pink'      Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula seiboldii 'Pink'Light pink bloom form.

 

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: Pink/4-5 

Japanese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Primula sieboldii 'Pink Snowflake'    Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8     

Primula sieboldii 'Pink Snowflake'    Japanese Woodland Primrose

 A very select form, with extremely lacy cut medium pink blooms with white centers.  Stunning.

 

Soil: Ave. to moist         H: 8-10" (12-16" IB) W: 18"          B/M: Pink, fringed edge/4-5

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Primula seiboldii 'Purple'    Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula seiboldii 'Purple'

Light purple form.

 

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: Light purple4-5 

Japanese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Primula seiboldii 'White'   Japanese Woodland Primrose    Zone: 3-8      if moist

Primula seiboldii 'Pink'White bloom form.  The white forms are more rare than pinks.

 

Soil: Ave. to moist      H: 8-10" (12-16" IB)  W: 18"    B/M: White/4-5 

Japanese Native

$9.99 Qt.

Primula veris      Cowslip       Zone: 4-8    

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:8-12"   W: 10"          B/M:  Yellow/5-6

 

$13.99 Qt.

Primula vulgaris 'Francesca' PPAF     Green English Primrose     Zone: 4-9      

Primula vulgaris 'Francesca' PPAF     Green English PrimroseClusters of unique, frilly, actually crinkly looking, exotic lime green flowers with a yellow eye may convert Primrose skeptics!  Foliage is deep green and roughly textured and stems are a rusty shade.  With a long bloom time, 2 MONTHS, a mound of foliage like sherbet on a desert plate, compact form, fragrant flowers and a very tidy habit, 'Francesa' will be a lovely addition to the front of the shady border.  Superb for cutting with it's stem length.

Soil: Cool, Well-drained     H: 12-14"  W: 12"       B/M: Lime green and yellow/5-6

 

$9.99 Qt.

Prunella grandiflora 'Blueberry Ice'      Self-Heal       Zone: 4-8    

Prunella grandiflora 'Blueberry Ice'A rare and lovely form of a slow spreading, groundcover-like Self Heal with deep purple blue bloom with a splash of white on the top -- like Blueberries with Ice!  Spectacular, large hooded blooms.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 3-6"  W:  12-18"       B/M: Purple blue with splash of White/6-9

 

$10.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria 'Dark Vader'     Lungwort       (Pacific NW) elsewhere      Zone: 4-9

Pulmonaria 'Dark Vader'     LungwortA new Terra Nova Hybrid. Dark green leaves covered with large silver spots. In spring both pink and blue blooms simultaneously. A vigorous grower, this deer resistant clump works nicely with spring bulbs. And before you say, "Ho-Hum, another spotted lungwort with pink and blue blooms", better take a look at the pictures. This is a strong, VIGOROUS disease mildew resistant plant! Nothing 'Ho-Hum' about it!

Soil: Acid, Moist but well-drained H: 11"(12" IB) W: 19" B/M: Pink and Blue/4-5

$10.99 Qt.

Great for the South and Midwest!

Pulmonaria 'High Contrast'         Lungwort       (Pacific NW) elsewhere      Zone: 4-9

Pulmonaria 'High Contrast'If you live in the Pacific NW, you can grow any old Lungwort your heart desires. BUT if you live in warm, hot humid areas, you need to meet 'High Contrast' up close and personal! According to Dan Heims and Terra Nova, it has "one of the best track records of all of our Pulmonaria in the hot summers of the Midwest and South." Large pink blooms fade to blue. Nice mounding habit, mildew resistant. The spear-shaped wavy leaves are dark green and infused with 'melting' silver covering most of the leaf!

Soil:  Acid, Moist but well-drained H: 9" W: 18" B/M: Pink fading to blue/4-5

$10.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'      Long Leaf Lungwort         Zone: 4-8        

Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'      LungwortA robust Lungwort, tolerates heat well and quickly forms a multi-crowned plants, with lots of bloom shoots.  Violet bell-shaped flowers with blue overtones over long pointed apple green leaves dipped in silver.  Blooms emerge violet-blue changing to purple then pink.  Leaves emerge specked each spring and gradually turn almost solid silver as the season progresses.

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H:8-10"  W: 18"         B/M: Violet blue>purple>pink/ 4-5 

$9.99 Qt.

Great for the South and Midwest!

Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis       Long Leaf Lungwort         Zone: 4-9        

Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis We find this subspecies to be one of the very best, most dependable for the heat and humidity of the South although Winter dormancy is needed.  Long slender leaves, lightly spotted with electric blue blooms rather than the combination pink and blue seen on many Lungworts.   The reasonably new subspecies from Cevennes, a French territory has very long leaves - to 26" long which are more silvered than p. 'Bertram Anderson'.  Blue flowers are wider than the typical longifolia types.  The is a terrific, long blooming lungwort.

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H:8"  W: 26"         B/M: Blue/ 4-5 

$10.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria 'Majeste'    Lungwort          Zone: 3-8     

Pulmonaria 'Majeste'Like most, this Lungwort is prized for it's white splashed foliage but in addition, we tried this for the first time in 2008 and were really impressed with the way it held up in our heat and humidity.  Silvery-gray leave to 6" long with a very narrow green edge.  Dropping clusters of bluish-pink blooms on short stalks in Spring.  A fabulous foliage Lungwort - can spread up to 24" over time!

Soil: : Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H: 6-12"   W: 9-24"       B/M: Bluish Pink/4-5

$10.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' PP13686      Lungwort   Zone: 4-8    

Pulmonaria 'Moonshine'Shimmering silver-white leaves are round and moon-like. A thin edge of darkest green surrounds each leaf on this unique, compact Pulmonaria.  An oldie but still a goodie!  Small, pale, blue-white flowers. With the near white flowers, that in and of itself makes it a standout in the genus but it's mildew resistant to boot!

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H: 8-9" W: 12"        B/M: Ice Blue/ 4-5 

$10.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' PP12138    Lungwort      Zone: 4-9     

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' PP12138    LungwortOkay, if you don't live in the Pacific NW (Lungwort Country) and you really need to put a lungwort in the sun, this is the one to try but you can't let the soil get dry.  This sun tolerant hybrid has dusky raspberry-croal flowers in early spring and strongly silver-marked, very upright, pointed foliage (due to it's P. longifolia breeding)  Much bigger than most, particularly wider. 

Soil:  Acid, cool, moist but well-drained          H: 12"(13"IB)  W: 25"       B/M: Raspberry Pink/4-5

$9.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'    Lungwort    Zone: 5-8     

Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'    Lungwor

I love the spotted, pastel Lungworts.  I really do. But this one, ohmygoodness, just takes my breath away.  Our back door garden is primarily a winter garden, filled with Hellebores, Cyclamen coum, Arum italicum 'Pictum' -- I have more time to enjoy my garden in winter as you might guess but when that garden is just about to play out and we're being slammed with shipping spring orders, there's one more delight to come -- Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'.  Solid green leaves, deep near red blooms and a habit as strong and dependable as the other plants in this mostly winter garden beneath a huge Maple Tree (a tough spot in which to garden), it's just such a delight.  You just really need to find room for this plant!   

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H: 10-14"  W: 16-24"         B/M: Coral Red/ 4-5

 

$11.99 Qt.

Pulmonaria 'Silver Bouquet' PP20059       Lungwort     Zone: 4-9    

With strong P. longifolia cevennensis it's dependable in heat and humidity of the south but does requires a period of winter dormancy.  It has foliage shorter than the subspecies and leaves that are all silver.  Blooms age from pink to blue and are larger than P. cevennensis.  Bred for improved P. cevennensis type - better habit, better markings, better flower, no mildew problems.

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained        H: 7" (10" IB)  W: 20"        B/M: Pink > blue/4-5

 

$10.99 Qt.

Great for the South and Midwest!

Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' PP1304     Lungwort      (Pacific NW) elsewhere      Zone: 4-9

Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' PP1304  LungwortThis is not a new lungwort but it is superb. According to Plantsman John Elsley, one of the for the Midwest and South due to having P. longifolia in it's breeding. Terra Nova thinks it's their best dark blue! The magnificent landscape specimen gives rise to clusters of large cobalt-blue flowers in Spring. Truly stunning.

Soil: Acid, cool, moist but well-drained H: 11" (12" IB) W:  11" B/M: Cobalt Blue/4-5

 

$9.99 Qt.

Pycnanthemum muticum     Big Leaf Mountain Mint     Zone: 4-8    

Pycnanthemum muticumPinkish blooms with white bracts give it the most attractive bloom in the genus.  The white bracts appear to be dusted with snow in summer.  Long blooms time - July thru September.  If cut back early in the season, it's more compact and the bracts are showier.  Leaves are broader and more lustrous than others in the Genus.  A great bug repellent, it's loaded with pulegone, the same insect repellent found in Pennyroyal.

Soil: Average to moist    H:24-36"  W:      B/M: Pinkish/7-9

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