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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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Rabdosia longituba  (Plectranthus longitubus)  Trumpet Spurflower   Zone: 6-8   

Rabdosia longituba  (Plectranthus longitubus)  Trumpet SpurflowerA gorgeous and totally rare woodland member of the Salvia family from the Japanese mountains of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.  This is so subtly beautiful especially as it starts to bloom where there are both opening buds like tiny Christmas ornaments and light purple-blue Penstemon like blooms.  Very airy and delightful.  But it's beauty alone is combined with two other wonderful features -- it's very floriferous -- 100's of blooms on a clump-forming plant AND it's a Fall Blooming shade plant -- there aren't too many of those!  Morning sun is also okay.

Soil:  Well-drained    H:  36"  S:  36"      B/M:  Purple-blue/9-10

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Rabdosia trichocarpa        Black Magic Trumpet Spurflower               Zone: 6-8   

Rabdosia trichocarpa        Black Magic Trumpet SpurflowerSimilar to R. longituba but shorter, darker blooms.   An airy Japanese perennial with tiny dark purple flowers, really late in October, which barely seem attached by their long delicate stems - seem to be floating around the stems. One described the similar R. longituba's flowers as looking like "levitating confetti"!.  Foliage is a bit lax and benefits from being pinched back in Spring and August.  The great result is a more compact plant with many, many bloom stems hence tons of little airy floating dark purple blooms.  Totally rare needless to say.

Soil: Well-drained       H: 36" (unless pinched back)  W: 36" (unless pinched back)     B/M: Dark purple/10

Japanese Native

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Ranunculus ficaria 'Brambling'     Lesser Celandine 'Brambling'    Zone: 4-9   

Ranunculus ficaria 'Brambling'Lovely tortoise-shell leaves of purples, silvers and greens with single, golden-yellow flowers. Ranunculaceae Garden origin. Small single yellow flowers. The whole leaf is suffused silver-grey marked purple. Occasionally SUMMER DORMANT when it's hot but don't worry, it will be back! Totally rare and choice! Self seeds in moist areas but rarely in drier areas.  Actually we've never seen it seed.   Atypical Roots

Soil: Most any    H: 4-6"  W: 15"   B/M: Yellow/ 4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$9.99 Qt.

 

Ranunculus hispidus      Bristly Buttercup     Zone: 4-9   

Ranunculus hispidus An Eastern US and Canadian Native.  Grows in dry and/or moist woods in the Eastern United States.  It can be identified by it's large flowers 3/4" flowers, beaked fruit and hispid stems.  This is a tall Buttercup, not a little ground-hugger.  For more information, check out the Connecticut Botanical Society Fact Sheet on this plant -- and take a look around.  This is a great site!

Soil: Ave. to moist                H: 24" W: Indef.         B/M: Yellow/ 5-7 

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$9.99 Qt.

Rehmmania elata  (R.angulata)  Chinese Foxglove    Zone: (6)7-10   

Rehmania elataChinese Perennial with absolutely stunning blooms from spring thru Fall.  Hardy to at least Zone 7, probably colder. Foxglove-like tubular pinkish-purple flowers with yellow throats that are spotted with red on terminal racemes but much more showy than common Foxglove. Politely stoloniferous. 

Soil: Fertile, rich, well-drained         H: 36" W: 20"         B/M: Purple/ 5-9 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Reineckia carnea      Chinese Reineckia      Zone: 6-9     

Reineckia carneaInteresting little 3"-6" tall plant in the Liliaceae family. Glossy rich supple foliage and interesting flesh pink flowers that become cool berries. Quick to multiply. Rhizomatous.  Hardy provided it's dry in summer & well-drained in winter. THIS IS A GORGEOUS PLANT!  Quickly forms a lush carpet of foliage.  Occasionally spelled Reineckea.  When this plant blooms in China, it is a sign of extreme good fortune to follow!  Ours have over-wintered in pots, packed closely together, outside in zone 7.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 3-6"  W:  Indef.       B/M: Rose pink/ 6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Reineckia carnea 'Variegata'       Variegated Chinese Reineckia      Zone: 6-9    

Reineckia carnea 'Variegata'The very rare variegated form of Chinese Rineichkea.  This seems to be equally hardy and a much different look!

Soil: Well-drained         H: 3-6"  W:  Indef.       B/M: Rose pink/ 6

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum    Himalayan Ornamental Rhubarb       Zone: (3)5-9

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticumA gorgeous bold waterside plant for Damp or well-watered soil with great architectural prescience.  Huge, 2-3' wide cut leaf foliage topped by magnificent fragrant blooms reminiscent of Filipendula or Astilbe blooms reach 6-8' in height will just knock your socks off!  I've coveted this plant ever since I saw a photo in Dan Hinkley's Explorer's Garden book.  Oh wow, this is a stunner.  Leaves emerge burgundy and turn to green before the blooms appear.  The most ornamental of all ornamental Rhubarbs.

Soil:  Acid, Deep, moist but well-drained    H:5-8' IB   W: 6'    B/M:   Red and rarely pink or white/5-6

$11.99 Qt.

Rodgersia aesculifolia     Fingerleaf Rodgersia, Rodgers Flower       Zone: 5-8       if moist,

Rodgersia aesculifoliaA huge plant, up to 6 feet wide if it's happy with wrinkled, palmate leaves (with reddish veins and leaf stalks) that can extend to 24" wide and look a lot like Horse Chestnut leaves..  In summer, upright flower spikes show up, dressed in pink or white.  This is a DRAMATIC plant if you have the moisture and the space.

Soil: Moist, humus rich         H: 3-6'  W: 3-6'         B/M: Pure white to soft pink/ 7-8 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

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Rodgersia pinnata     Sacred Lily      Zone: 5-8       if moist,

Rodgersia pinnata Crinkled, heavily veined dark green leaves on reddish stalks produce 12-28" long yellowish white, pink or red flowers. Needs moist soil in sun or average conditions in part shade. Bold and striking. A Chinese species that is the parent of most hybrids. 

Soil: Moist, humus rich         H: 48"  W: 18"         B/M: Varies/ 7-8 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$14.99 Qt.

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wings'    Sacred Lily      Zone: 5-8       if moist,

Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wings'

An Amazing Rodgersia!  Foliage emerges brown than than changes to green, then bronze, then red and then back to brown!  Wow!  Like looking through a Kaleidescope!   But the display isn't just in the foliage.  Blooms emerge pink and then darken to burgundy red in June

Soil: Moist, humus rich         H: 35-48"  W: 35-40"         B/M: Burgundy Red/ 6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$13.99 Qt.

Rodgersia podophylla 'Braunlaub'     Rodger's Flower, Featherleaf             Zone: 5-8        

Rodgersia podophylla ‘Braunlaub’     Rodger's Flower, Featherleaf Classy bronzed leaves with strong veined compound showing. Dark green leaves into summer turning brilliant coppery with red highlights during fall. Ivory colored flowers with a hint of red.

Soil:  Moist, humus rich         H: 24-48"    W: 36"         B/M: Ivory/7-8

 

Rodgersia tabularis     See Astilboides tabularis on the 'As' Perennial Page

 

$11.99 Qt.

Rohdea japonica    Sacred Lily or Nippon Lily     Zone: 5-9      

Rohdea japonicaPale yellow flowers, on excellent evergreen rhizomatous perennial. Leaves are a dark, leathery green. Compact spikes of orange-red berries. Very RARE! From China. Takes deep shade as well as part shade.   This is a great, underused EVERGREEN perennial -- looks a bit like a big evergreen Hosta but a much better choice if you have DEER!

Soil: Rich, moist, fertile        H: 10" W: 8"        B/M: Yellow/ 4-5 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Roscoea auriculata           Ginger      Zone:   5(w/ mulch) - 8           

Roscoea auriculata This member of the ginger family is a rhizomatous perennials, vase-shaped and reaching 12" in height.  Linear, lance-shaped leaved with blooms that have an orchid-like quality.  Per Missouri Botanical Garden: Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in a sandy loam in part shade with constant moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Plant in a somewhat protected location and apply a winter mulch in USDA Zone 5 where it may not be reliably winter hardy.   Very showy bloom.

Soil: Rich, moist, fertile        H: 9-12"   W: 9-12"          B/M: Purple/8-9

 

$12.99 Qt.

Roscoea cautleyoides      Chinese Ginger        Zone: 6-9       

Roscoea cautleyoides      Chinese GingerThis rare Chinese woodland perennial with large, hooded blooms opening just above the tall, lush, glossy leaves. The unusual yellow flowers lend themselves well to garden a special location in the garden. A relative of Ginger, they like to be planted deep and have a layer of mulch for winter to tuck them in. In the opinion of some, the best of the Genus. While almost always yellow, grown by seed they can 'throw' an occasional purple or white seedling. VERY FLORIFEROUS.

Soil: Humus rich, moist but well-drained soil.     H: 18"   W: 12"    B/M:  Pale Yellow/6-7

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native

$11.99 Qt.

New 2017

 

Roscoea purpurea 'Vincent'       Himalayan Ginger      Zone: 6-9      

Roscoea purpurea 'Vincent'       Himalayan Ginger

Rosecoea purpurea is native to the Himalayas.  It's a low growing form with red-brown streaks and strips on the stems and edges of the leaves and deep purple brown underneath.  The flowers is violet-rose and tube and hood are darker rose. In Fall, when it's stopped growing for the season, the whole plant turns a rich pink-purple before going dormancy for winter.  'Vincent' is reportedly longer blooming than the species and other cultivars.

Soil:   Moist but well drained      H: 16" (IB 20")    W: 12"     B/M: Lavender/8-9 

Chinese Plants/Chinese Native
Butterfly and Larvae Food Rudbeckia species are Host Plants for the Silver Checkerspot Butterfly Caterpillar.  

$9.99 Qt.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii  (R. deamii)     Deam's Conflower     Zone: 4-9  

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamiiA very free flowering Rudbeckia with a shrub-like, upright habit with bright golden yellow blooms and a dark, near black conical centre.  This is a large and elegant plant.  The rough textured foliage on slender stems makes a solid mound.  Considered to be an improved form of R.f. var. speciosa.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 32"   W: 20"        B/M: Golden yellow/ 7-11   

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Goldsturm'    Black-Eyed Susan    Zone: 4-9  

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Goldsturm'A superior, short form of Dark-Eyed Susan having thick, dark green leaves. Black-eyed, brilliant golden daisies 3" across. Multi-flowered pyramidal stalks. Blooms late summer to frost. Dries well. Hands down, one of the VERY FINEST SUMMER BLOOMING PERENNIALS!   Remove spent blooms to prolong the blooms even better.  Self seeds true.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 18-24" W: 24"         B/M: Golden yellow/ 8-10 

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' PP22397 Black-Eyed Susan  Zone: 4-9  

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' PP22397 Black-Eyed SusanThis introduction from Jelitto Seeds is an improvement over ‘Goldsturm’, an industry favorite for years. Much more compact at 2', it blooms heavier and with a neat compact habit to support the yellow daisy-like flowers. The prominent brown cones provide winter interest in the garden and birds love the seed. Flowers are great for fresh or dried floral bouquets.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 14-16" W:14-16"        B/M: Golden yellow/ 8-10 

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Rudbeckia laciniata   Cutleaf Black Eyed Susan or Golden Glow Coneflower     Z: 3-10      

Rudbeckia laciniataA tall, erect and stately native with a green center, coarse, hairy stems and yellow rays 3-4" across and deeply lobed leaves!  Blooms late summer/early Fall, is a super cut flower and butterfly magnet and host plant for larvae.  Blooms in moist meadows and grassy roadsides and flood plains from Quebec to Montana and south to Arizona and Florida -- happy most anywhere -- gorgeous and easy to grow.  Can reach 6 feet but generally tops out blooming at 3-4 feet.

Soil: Well-drained         H: 3-4'(6') IB   W: 3-4'        B/M: Yellow/7-10

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Goldquelle'  Cutleaf Black Eyed Susan or Golden Glow Coneflower     Z: 3-10  

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Goldquelle'  Cutleaf Black Eyed Susan

Double lemon yellow pom-pom flowers, attractively cut foliage sets it apart from other coneflowers. (Yes, occasionally Rudbeckias are called 'Coneflowers' rather than 'Black Eyed Susans'.  Not sure what we should call this since it doesn't have a 'cone' or a 'black eye'!)  Tall and yet surprisingly compact.  This is the best double in the genus -- fully double.

Soil: Well-drained     H: 36-48" (72")  W: 36-48"     B/M: Yellow double/7-10

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$9.99 Qt.

Rudbeckia maxima      Swamp Coneflower       Zone: 4-9       

Rudbeckia maximaUpright, stiff perennial with spoon-shaped, gray-green basal leaves to 12" long and progressively smaller stem leaves. Bears slightly drooping flower heads, 3" across, with yellow ray florets and prominent conical centers of brown disk florets in late summer. 

Soil:  Normal to moist, well-drained    H: 60-72"  W:24"      B/M: Yellow/8-9

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Rudbeckia (laciniata) nitida 'Herbstonne'  'Autumn Sun' Shining Coneflower    Zone: 4-9   

Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'

This plant has lots of names and with distinctive foliage, this is perhaps the SHOWIEST cultivar of the species. In late summer to fall, it bears 3-4" flowers head, yellow rays with green centers. A commanding presence in the garden. Cut back after Fall bloom for rebloom on shorter stems. AKA, 'Autumn Sun'.  Chicago Botanic Garden 'Best Plants'

Soil: Ave to wet         H: 60-72" W: 24"         B/M: Yellow 7-9 

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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Black Beauty' PP12648        Western Coneflower   Sun      Zone:  3-9

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Black Beauty'An unusual Coneflower which had a large, dome-shaped central cone ringed in but no ray flowers (petals).  Surrounding that are bright green sepals radiating out .  Peak bloom from June-July then sporadically until September.  Wonderful in cut or dried flower arrangements.  It's kind of like the 'Black Eye' without the 'Susan'!

Soil: Average      H:  24-36"   W:  12-24"   B/M: Black ringed with gold/6-9

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa   Sweet Black Eyed Susan    Z: 3-9   

Rudbeckia subtomentosaUpright, branching rhizomatous perennial with FRAGRANT green, hairy leaves to 5" that smell like Anise. Large flower heads to 3.5" across with yellow ray florets & deep brown-purple centers. This is an impressive Native that tolerates more shade than many Prairie natives but doesn't care for dry soil, especially in sun. Better resistance to powdery mildew, tougher and longer lived than most Rudbeckias. Will grow in clay! 

Soil: Most any but dry     H:30-60"   W: 24-36"     B/M:  Yellow/7-10

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Rudbeckia triloba  Brown Eye Susan          Z: 4-8

Rudbeckia triloba  Brown Eye SusanBack by seriously popular demand!  From customer Randy  "I am enjoying them immensely!  I would like to buy more of a particular one, but can't identify it by the descriptions online.  It grows to over 6' tall, has very fine branches with flower heads only about 1-1 1/2" - yellow petals (some with a little white) and a dark brown center.  It is absolutely lovely! "

This is actually a self seeding short lived Perennial, persisting in your garden by self seeding.  Native to central-eastern United States.  Differs from Black Eyed Susan, R. hirta with smaller blooms but PROFUSE numbers of blooms from summer until Fall.

Soil: Well drained      H: 2-3' but up to 5' if happy  W      B/M: Gold/7-10

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Butterfly and Larvae Food Ruellia are Butterfly Host Plants for the following Butterflies: Buckeyes, Cuban Crescents, Malachites, Silvery Checkerspots, White Peacocks   

$9.99 Qt.

Ruellia humilis       Wild or Fringe Leaf Petunia, Wild Harry    SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 4-8

Ruellia humilisNative to the Eastern US and just a blooming machine -- from May through October it pumps out lavender, 3" tubular, bell-shaped, Petunia-like blooms, each with 5 shallow rounded lobes in a never ending stream.  Lance shaped, olive green leaves are up to 4" long and both leaves and stems are hairy. Short rhizomes.  This is a must have!   We've seen reports of taller plants but the plants our cuttings are from were about 12" tall however, possibly they had been sheared but didn't appear so as the area was quite natural and beautifully untended.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 12" (18"-24")   W: 18-24"       B/M: Lavender/5-10

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Ruellia humilis 'Banjo'       WHITE Wild or Fringe Leaf Petunia, Wild Harry     SunLight ShadePart Shade     Zone: 4-8

Ruellia humilis 'Banjo'       WHITE Wild or Fringe Leaf Petunia, Wild Harry Native to the Eastern US and just a blooming machine -- from May through October it pumps out WHITE, 3" tubular, bell-shaped, Petunia-like blooms, each with 5 shallow rounded lobes in a never ending stream.  Lance shaped, olive green leaves are up to 4" long and both leaves and stems are hairy. Short rhizomes.  This is a must have!   We've seen reports of taller plants but the plants our cuttings are from were about 12" tall however, possibly they had been sheared but didn't appear so as the area was quite natural and beautifully untended.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 12" (18"-24")   W: 18-24"       B/M: White/5-10

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 Ruellia malacosperma 'White Flower Form'  (Alba)    Wild White Petunia   Z: 6-10  

Ruellia malacosperma 'White Flower Form'"One of the finest southern US native plants that we have trialed," Tony Avent, Plant Delights.  This is definitely a winner -- huge blooms that just don't stop from July 'til Frost.   A colonizer, it spreads by underground runners which can be curbed by putting it in poor soil.  This Texas Native is also called Wild White Petunia -- well, 'cause the bloom does look a lot like a white Petunia!  Broad, dark green leaves.  Indifferent to soil, it will even take dry shade!  Wow!

Soil: Any, moist to dry    H: 36"  W: 18"    B/M:  White/7-9 

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Spigelia marilandica

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Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel' PP16054

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Helleborus x hybridus 'Sparkling Diamond'

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