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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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Teucrium chamaedrys   Wall Germander       Zone: 4-9     

Teucrium chamaedrys   Wall GermanderA beautiful Sub Shrub with evergreen foliage is deep glossy green with lovely scalloped edges and rosy purple flowers in mid to late summer.  Nice in the front of the shrub border.  An easy plant for a low hedge.  Prune right after bloom to keep tidy.

Soil: Well-drained    H: 24"  W: 24-36"  B/M: Rose-purple/7-8 

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Teucrium divaricatum is listed on the T-Z Shrubs Page

 
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Thalictrum actaeaifolium 'Perfume Star'      Meadow Rue             Zone: 5A-8B   

Thalictrum actaeaifolium 'Perfume Star'      Meadow RueUpright plants with branching stems topped dark purple buds that open to huge clusters of fragrant lavender flowers tipped in white (as though they were dipped in white) that look like a Star Burst of sepals and stamens.  Lacy blue green foliage.  Not happy in the heat of the deep South.

Soil:  Well-drained             H: 32-40"   W: 28-38"        B/M:  Lavender/6-8

Attracts Butterflies

 

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Thalictrum aquilegifolium     Columbine Meadow Rue       Zone: 5-8        

Thalictrum aquilegifoliumThe columbine-leaved meadow rue has been exceedingly popular with its moderate height 3 and very showy but delicate flower masses.  Thalictrums are wind pollinated like grasses.  This lovely Native hails from New York but is happy most anywhere except the deep South.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, rich       H: 36" W: 18"    B/M: Purplish pink/ 5-6 

Attracts Butterflies

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Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud'     Purple Meadow Rue     Zone: 5-8        

Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud'In most ways, like the species BUT with mauve blooms opening from dark buds.  They are held in Power Puff like panicles 6-8" wide.  And it's very long blooming - one British source says June to September!  We'll see!  Deep purple buds open to mauve blooms with purple stamens.  Hot and new!

Soil: Moist but well-drained, rich    H:24-36"   W: 24-36"    B/M: Deep purple buds to purplish pink/ 6-9  

Attracts Butterflies

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Thalictrum 'Purplelicious'      Dwarf Meadow Rue     Zone: 5-8     

Thalictrum 'Purplelicious'   Meadow Rue

A new introduction that a compact growth habit and it's perfect for small gardens or front of the border in larger gardens. Purple flower clusters on dark purple stems with fern-like green leaves.  Prefers rich, organic soil consistently moist soil if in sun.

Soil: Rich, organic, moist     H: 12-14"  W: 10"      B/M: Purple/7-8

Attracts Butterflies

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Thalictrum rochebrunianum     Meadow Rue     Zone: 5-8     

Thalictrum rochebrunianumA CHOICE Meadow Rue. From Japan, quite possibly the best of the genus. Sprays of large, single flowers of deep rose-pink in an open panicle. Very graceful and very hardy. A good strong grower in a genus that has some 'wimpy' growers!  This Thalictrum has a delicate form but a robust, tough nature.  Suffers all kinds of abuse without missing a beat.

Soil: Rich, organic, moist  H: 60"  W:  36"  B/M: Reddish-lilac/ 7-8 

Attracts Butterflies

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Thermopsis caroliniana      Carolina False Lupine     Zone: 4-9   

Thermopsis carolinianaA spectacular ornamental with 3" blue green leaves and dense racemes of bright yellow flowers on 12" long spikes. The plants can grow to 5' or more. Tolerates poor soil & drought, when established. Formerly classified as Lupinas caroliniana. Naturalizes. Trifoliate, lance-shaped leaves.   Later blooming than the above and taller.  Plant them both for a long season of 'False Lupine'.  Attractive silver blue foliage.

Soil: Deep, well-drained    H: 36-48" W: 24"    B/M: Yellow/7-8 

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Thermopsis montana (rhombifoloa)         False Lupine          Zone:  

Thermopsis rhombifoloa         False LupineAKA, False Lupine, Golden Pea is a Western Plant that grows as far east as Logan County, Northern Oregon.  Produces up to 6 stems growing from a slender taproot.  Leaves are divided into 3 leaflets and each stem bears up to 6 golden yellow flowers. 

Soil: Most any, including clay     H: 10"    W:     B/M:  Golden Yellow/7-8

Tiarellas - Foamflowers

These Natives came in two forms/species years ago: T. cordifolia -- the 'Runner' and T. wherryi -- the 'Clumper' which spreads slowly and is taller than T. cordifolia.  We've been specific, when possible about correct nomenclature because it tells you a bit about the plant's growth habits.  Hybrids - and there are many  gorgeous new Hybrids coming out - are crosses between the two with varying degrees of 'running' and/or 'clumping'. 

Hardiness:  We see differences of opinions on Zones.  Dr. Leonard Perry at the U. of Vt. says Zone 3-8 on all.  Terra specifically lists Zone 9 on it's plants.  So what's a gal to do -- they're both experts.  We've put Zone: 3-9.  In Zone 3, I'd mulch well in winter.  In Zone 9, I'd go for the coolest spot possible and mulch.  (Soil determines coolness not air!)    Tiarellas are all long bloomers.

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Tiarella 'Candy Striper' PP15528     Hybrid Foamflower     Zone: 3-9    

Tiarella 'Candy Striper'

Lush green leaves are HUGE with a dark stippled stripe down each leaf.  It has a mound habit that combined with the large leaves, pink flowers buds opening to white, foamy flowers are superb.  Combine with the obvious Hostas and Heucheras for a sensational shade garden.  Really magnificent leaves.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, pH <7.0 (Neutral to Acid)   H: 10" (14"IB)  W:16"      B/M: White/Spring

Hybrid of US Natives

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Tiarella 'Crow Feather' PP12335        Foamflower      Zone:  3-9    

Tiarella 'Crow Feather'An astounding new introduction from who else -- Terra Nova!  Deeply cut, bright-green leaves with 'feather' shaped, chocolate-brown markings. They are marked with incredible patterns - pink and red splashes in autumn and tones of purples and black at other times. Pink blushed flower spikes in spring (and usually a second bloom later) on a plant unmatched for tidy, beautiful foliage and masses of blooms in spring.  Low maintenance plants, they thrive in the typical woodland conditions.  Also hardy enough to live in all but the coldest parts of the country in containers.  One New Zealand's Star of Spring Award.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, pH <7.0 (Neutral to Acid)         H:14"  W:16"    B/M: Light Pink/Spring +

Hybrid of US Natives

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Tipularia discolor      Cranefly Orchid      Zone:  4-10   

Tipularia discolorA sweet little Native found in 25 states that has a single leaf which emerges in the Fall and remains up most of the year. The lone leaf is green with beet red coloring underneath and burgundy speckles on top.  This member of the Orchid Family has blooms that are 1/2" long and are pollinated at night by moths.  The young seedlings are generally found germinating on rotting and decomposing logs.

Soil: Woodland      H: 4" (12" IB)  W:      B/M: Green & dark purple/7-8

US Native Plants

 

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Trachystemon orientalis       Oriental Borage       Zone: 6-9    

Trachystemon orientalisA bold foliaged, deciduous, rhizomatous, creeping ground cover. Looks similar to a dwarf comfrey, has the same rough to touch leaves, is a relative of Pulmonaria & is unrivaled as a DEEP SHADE GROUNDCOVER. 12" tall blue blooms are one of the first to appear in spring. From China.   Choice, select, rare and completely tolerant of neglect!  Now that's a winner!

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 6" W: Indef.    B/M: Blue/ 4-5 

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What you're saying about us... Per your email request, I am confirming that all of my plants arrived safely. Actually that's completely an understatement--they arrived PERFECTLY! Your shipping system is ingenious! Not one leaf fell off! They looked like they were plucked from the garden just minutes before arriving at my door! The Plumbago and Sedums are just beautiful! All bursting from the pots, looking as if they're just begging to be planted! And the sweet Sempervium was just a joy to see popping of the box--a huge "Hen" sitting loyally on a halo of adorable baby "Chicks". But I have to say, I almost lost my breath when I saw the Purple Heart! I just kept showing it to my husband and saying "Wow! Wow! I can't believe how amazing she is!" It seems to me the Purple Heart is one of the most underestimated plants-in beauty & otherwise. ... I waited years for mine to bloom ... and finally succeeded by moving her from inside to the garden. The one I received from you actually came with a bud already on it and opened fully by the next day!! I was practically dancing for joy! Thank you so much for the exquisite care you give to both your plants and customers. I am forever a loyal customer.

Susan in Seattle, 7-31-06 

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Tradescantia (Setcreasea) pallida    Purple Heart Wandering Jew     Zone: 7B-10   

Tradescantia pallidaGorgeous foliage plant. There's really nothing else quite like it. Great in hanging baskets or in the garden. An evergreen Mexican perennial. Somewhat drought resistant. Another plant more hardy than people realize, Tony Avent says to 0 degrees but the top dies back or goes dormant in winter. MUST have superbly drained soil to overwinter outside at that temperature..
Soil:  Very well-drained       H:6"  W" Indef.          B/M: Light purple/7-8

 

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Tradescantia (Callisia) rosea 'Morning Grace'     Piedmont Roseling or Spiderwort              Zone: 5-10

Tradescantia rosea 'Morning Grace'     Piedmont Roseling or Spiderwort

This sweet little Native just blooms it's pretty little head off!  Strappy, thin foliage, medium green tops out at under a foot and remains attractive all season.  The triangular light lavender pink blooms have beautiful golden stamens, sit just atop the foliage and say "Come hither" to pollinating insects.

Soil:  Ave. to moist, fertile           H: 8-10"   W: 4-6"     B/M: Light Violet Pink/6-9

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Tradescantia subaspera 'LSS Lazy Blue'   Zig-Zag Spiderwort, Lazy Blue   Zone: 5-8    

Tradescantia subaspera 'LSS Lazy Blue'A very tall, CLUMP-FORMING spiderwort, with 10" long leaves with a ton of blue flowers in summer, after others have finished. The species color varies from light to dark blue. This select form is an amazing ICY LAVENDER BLUE, originally purchased and discovered at We-Du nurseries when we were there many years back and Dick Weaver was kind enough to allow us to buy it, though there was only one, and to name it. From divisions of course. An East Coast Native.

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile    H: 30" W: 12-18"   B/M: Icy Lavender Blue/ 6-7     

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Tradescantia virginiana    Virginia Spiderwort or Day Flower     SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone:  3-9

Tradescantia virginianaA pure native but one of the parents that produced the 'Andersonia Group' which follows. 1 to 1.5" blue to purple blooms.  In the wild, you can occasionally spot a white form but generally, this species is blue to purple.

Soil: Average to wet      H: 12-18"(24-36" IB) W: 12-18"      B/M:  Blue to Purple/5-8

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Tradescantia Andersonia 'Group' - denotes hybrids of a number of Natives including T. virginiana, T. ohiensis, etc.

 

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blue and Gold'    Golden Spiderwort    Zone: 4-9   with moisture
Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blue and Gold'"A sexy combination: glowing , brilliant golden foliage is contrasted with gentian-blue flowers. Vigorous grower from England. Very long blooming with virtually no seeds,"  Terra Nova. The bloom on this plants is HUGE and deep, dark blue.

Soil: Fertile, ave. to moist         H: 20"   W: 15"           B/M:  Blue/6-7     

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blueberry Sundae'    White Spiderwort    Zone: 4-9    with moisture

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blueberry Sundae'Plum colored flower buds open to very large flowers that are white with sky blue centers.   Good clean foliage all season.  One of the few two tone blooms in the genus.  Lovely!

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile        H: 24-30" W: 12-18"        B/M: White with blue/ 5-6 ++   

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride'   Variegated Spiderwort    Zone: 4-9    with moisture

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride'   Variegated SpiderwortA beautiful hybrid with white blooms but what sets its apart from the crowd is the VARIEGATED foliage.  The thin sword like foliage emerges in spring with pink blotches at the base of each leaf.  The pink gradually turns white at the plants mature.  But when emerging, most people would actually suspect the foliage tips are blooming!  Typical 1.5" white blooms are born in terminal clusters from multiple buds which open at varying times.

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile        H: 12-18" W: 12-24"        B/M: White/ 5-6 ++   

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Little Doll'   Spiderwort, Dwarf       Zone: 4-9     with moisture

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Little Doll' Durable garden plants with cluster of 3-petaled 1" flowers & deep green, veined, strap-like leaves. Individual flowers close by early afternoon, but new ones open every morning for weeks. Cut foliage to ground mid-summer to for rebloom. DWARF form but rapid multiplier. 

Soil: Ave. to moist, fertile          H: 8" W: 8"            B/M: Ice blue/ 5-6 ++  

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Tradescantia x andersoniana  'Osprey'   -   Spiderwort      Zone: 4-9     with moisture

Tradescantia x andersoniana  'Osprey'Tufted, clump-forming perennials that bloom from early summer to early autumn. Osprey has some of the prettiest blooms in the genus. White flowers have blue stamen filaments. Stunning, really! Tradescantias or Spiderworts are almost idiot-proof! Takes poor drainage and almost any light. The only thing they don't like is very dry. 

Soil: Fertile, ave. to moist   H: 20-24" W: 18-24"   B/M: White w/ blue stamens/ 6-9 

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Purple Profusion'     Spiderwort     SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone:  3-9

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Purple Profusion''Purple Profusion' is a clump-forming spiderwort that's desirable for its deep purple blooms and purple-tinged young foliage which usually reaches 18".  The purple blooms are accented by contrasting yellow stamens.  While there are multiple flower buds at any given time, they open gradually, each bloom lasting only one day but repeating this in succession from May thru July.  Deadheading extends the display.  

Soil: Average to wet      H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"      B/M:  Deep purple/5-8

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Rubra'     Spiderwort     SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone:  3-9

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Rubra'Produces many Ruby or claret red 3 petaled flowers from June until September.  We just love the color of this classic Spiderwort.  A lot of bloom for your bucks!

Soil: Average to wet      H: 12-18"  W: 12-18"      B/M:  Claret red/5-8

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Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Sweet Kate'        Spiderwort     SunLight ShadePart Shade    Zone:  3-9

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Sweet Kate'A compact, clump-forming, hybrid spiderwort most coveted for its unique yellow foliage above which sits 3-petaled, purplish-blue 1.5" flowers with eye-catching contrasting yellow stamens atop stiff stems.  While there are multiple flower buds at any given time, they open gradually, each bloom lasting only one day but repeating this in succession from May thru July.  Deadheading extends the display.  The arching, bright yellow, iris-like foliage fold lengthwise forming a grove.  'Sweet Kate' according to the RHS is NOT the same plant as T. 'Blue and Gold'.  Shorter in stature than many hybrids in this group.

Soil: Average to wet       H: 8-12"  W: 8-12:       B/M: Purplish blue/5-7

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Tricyrtis affinis 'Meigetsu'      Dwarf Variegated Toad Lily        Zone: 4A-7B    

Tricyrtis affinis 'Meigetsu'      Dwarf Variegated Toad LilyFrom Japan (and I mean really from our supplier in Japan!) comes a small, slow-growing Toad Lily that emerges with a black-purple stem and heavily ruffled, creamy white leaves with a narrow green margin. When summer heat arrives, the white turns to green and it finally produces both terminal and axillary 1-2" white flowers with a purple eye zone and purple spots. Must have consistent moisture - won't kill it but getting dry takes its toll on the lovely foliage.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained         H: 20"   W:        B/M: White/8-9

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Tricyrtis formosana   (T. stolonifera)       Creeping Toad Lily      Zone: 4-9     

Tricyrtis formosanaUpright, RHIZOMATOUS perennial from Taiwan. Bears spurred flowers, heavily spotted with purplish pink and with yellow-tinged throats. Glossy, dark green leaves clasp stems.   Tolerates deep shade but better with a bit of sun.

Soil:        H: 24-36"        W: 18-24"         B/M: White/Dark. Pink/ 8-10 

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow'       Creeping Toad Lily         Zone: 4-9     

Tricyrtis formosana 'Autumn Glow'       Creeping Toad Lily This species is very dependable, creeping to form nice colonies.   This new variety has a bold yellow leaf margins (10-20% of the surface) on green leaves - the widest gold edge in the species.  Magnificent foliage.  Easy in light to moderate shade in humus-rich soil.   Blooms have large open faces, lavender pink with purple spots and a good yellow throat opening from deepest wine buds.   Best with some sun.

Soil:   Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"    W: 18-24"        B/M:  Lavender pink w/ purple spots/ 8-10

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'      Gold Edge Toad Lily         Zone: 4-9        

This Terra Nova introduction is a fabulous new plant that reaches only 12" in height but spreads up to 3'.  The shiny green leaves have a strong gold border. A robust grower, this a great improvement over  T. hirta gold edged forms.  And there's a bonus in blooms - the main flush coming in early summer on 24" stems and then bloom sporadically into Fall.  The flowers are 1" wide white speckled heavily with the classic purple spots.  Terra Nova says of this plants, "We are looking for new criteria for which to judge a super Tricyrtis; vigor, foliage and flower appeal and clean appearance in late summer and fall. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 12" (24"IB)  W: 24-36"         B/M: White w/ purple/ 8-9 

 

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Purple Beauty'     Toad Lily         Zone: 4-9        

Tricyrtis formosana 'Purple Beauty'     Toad LilyVery dramatic looking star shaped white blooms heavily spotted with purple on graceful arching stems with spotted medium and dark green leaves.  Probably a hybrid with T. hirta with its particular deep purple markings.  Lightly fragrant blooms deserve a spot where the orchid like blooms can be seen up close.

Moist but well-drained        H: 30-32" IB   W:       B/M:  Purple & White/8-10

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'         Gold Edge Toad Lily          Zone: 4-9        

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'         Gold Edge Toad LilySimilar to 'Gilt Edge', with a clean, narrow gold edge to each smooth, light green leaf.   In late summer and early Fall, it produces clusters of upright, lightly purple spotted blooms on stems to 24" stems.  Plant it where you can view the gorgeous blooms up close.

Moist but well-drained        H: 12" (24"IB)  W: 24-36"         B/M: White w/ purple/ 8-9 

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Tricyrtis formosana 'Spotted Toad'     Creeping Toad Lily         Zone: 4-9     

Tricyrtis formosana 'Spotted Toad'     Creeping Toad Lily

When you hear 'Spotted Toad' you probably think, "Oh sure, just another Toad Lily with spotted blooms."  Well that's true BUT in addition to the typical spotted flowers, it carries the spots right across the leaves so this one really is a 'Spotted Toad' -- all season -- not just during bloom time!  Very exotic looking!

Soil:   Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"    W: 18-24"        B/M:  Lavender pink w/ purple spots/ 8-10

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Tricyrtis hirta 'Blue Wonder'    Blue spotted Toad Lily,    Zone: 4-8       

Tricyrtis hirta 'Blue Wonder'A new form of a classic with dark blue and purple spots rather than the reddish hue of other Toad Lilies.  Very dramatic!

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 24" W: 12-18"       B/M: Clear White/  8-9 

 

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Tricyrtis hirta 'Taiwan Adbane'         Toad Lily         Zone: 4-8       

Tricyrtis hirta 'Taiwan Adbane'         Toad LilyA European favorite but nearly unknown in this country.  Pale lavender funnel shaped flowers with darker spots over mid-green spotted leaves.

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"     W: 18-24"        B/M: Pale lavender  / 8-9 

Japanese Native

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Tricyrtis lasiocarpa 'Amethystina'   (T. formosana 'Amethyst' inc.)  Clumping Toad Lily     Z: 6-9     

One of THE best forms of the Ever-Exotic Toad Lily if one can put "Exotic" and "Toad" side by side in a sentence!!  Upward facing, bluish-lavender, star-like blooms with purple spots and creamy bases on arching stems set this one apart.  Put it near the walkway so you can appreciate the truly spectacular blooms up close and personal.  Seen incorrectly in the trade as T. formosana 'Amethystina', a carry over from John Elsley of Wayside Gardens who introduced it this way.  An important point because T. formosana runs and T. lasiocarpa is a clump former. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained       H: 24-36"     W: 18-24"         B/M: Dark. Bluish Lavender/ 8-10 

 

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Tricyrtis 'Manten no Hoshi'     'Sky Full of Stars' Japanese Toad Lily         Zone: 5-8     

Tricyrtis 'Manten no Hoshi'     Toad Lily

Sky Full of Stars is the Japanese translation, and goodness, names don't get any better than that!  This wonderful Toad Lily has strong stems with an arching habit and 1-2" blooms that are heavily spotted with purple.  Developed for the cut flower trade so you can guess what it looks like in a vase.  Very rare and unavailable in the trade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained             H: 24"  W: 18-24"      B/M: White with purple/8-10

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Tricyrtis 'Momoe'      A Thousand Blessings       Japanese Toad Lily            Zone: 4-9

A stunning new Tricyrtis from Japan that we're introducing to the US in 2014. 'Momoe' means A Thousand Blessings. Outstanding blooms are white with lavender spots, yellow spots at the petal base and wine red 'drips' at the tips of the petals and in the middle of the petals, red and white 'fireworks spewing out the top'!

Soil:  Moist but well-drained         H: 24"  W: 18-24"       B/M: White w/lavender and red/8-10

Japanese Native

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Tricyrtis perfoliata       Perfoliate Trailing Yellow Toad Lily             Zone: 4-9*       

Tricyrtis perfoliata       Perfoliate Trailing Yellow Toad LilyA rare Japanese species with lax stems that drapes well over rocks, or cascades down a slope.  But the charm of this one is that while the leaves are trailing, (as in a few other trailing forms) the 1.5" waxy yellow blooms, spotted inside with red, face upward.  With white stamen filaments which bear black-purple anthers the blooms put on quite a show. Glossy, bright green leaves are pierced by the stem.  Needs well drained soil but don't let it dry out.  They really need cool, humid, MOVING air.  *Lovely and choice as this is, if you live where there are hot+dry summers, you should pass this one by unless you're up for a challenge.   In hot, dry areas, try draping over a fish pond water fall or near a running stream, if you have one.  Reports of success under those circumstances.  They don't die in hot dry summers, the leaves just look ratty. 

Soil: MOIST but well-drained            H: 6"  W: 24-36"      B/M:   Yellow/8-9

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Tricyrtis sinonome    Toad Lily, Sinonome    Zone: 4-8    

Tricyrtis sinonomeNoted as one of the very best of the group for its drought tolerance and clean, deep green shiny foliage. Upright facing white flowers with ruby speckling. Sweetly fragrant. A very old cultivar of unknown parentage, grown as a cut flower in Japan since early in this century. Upright vase shape clump to 2' x 2', perhaps a bit taller. Excellent! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 24-30"       W: 24"        B/M: White w/ raspberry/ 8-9 

 

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Tricyrtis 'Seiryu'   (T. Hatatogisa)  Toad Lily    Zone: 6-8     

Tricyrtis 'Seiryu'   (T. Hatatogisa)  Toad LilyWhite flowers with golden centers, tipped with dusky purple blue, & spotted throughout (lightly) with reddish purple. One of the MOST BEAUTIFUL Toad Lilies.   Rhizomatous; vigorous mat former.   

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 24" W:  Indef.             B/M: White with reddish purple/ 8-10 

 

$9.99 Qt.

Tricyrtis 'Togen'      Toad Lily, Togen    Zone: 5-9    

Tricyrtis 'Togen'Japanese introduction has gigantic foliage, nearly three times as large as normal. At the top of the 2' tall spikes, emerge clusters of UNSPOTTED, orchid lavender flowers, yellow throats, with dark purple speckling beginning in midsummer. Reminiscent of Dendrobium orchis. CHOICE! 

Soil: Moist but well-drained         H: 24" W: Indef.        B/M: Lav./Yel.Center 8-9 

$16.99 Qt.

 

Tricyrtis 'Tosui'      Toad Lily              Zone:   4-9        Light ShadePart Shade

Tricyrtis 'Tosui'      Toad LilyA hybrid of T.formosana x T.lasiocarpa that has glossy green leaves and 22" stems with widely spaced terminal clusters of white blooms in Fall flecked with tiny violet spots and the wide petals tipped in violet as well.  The flowers are larger than the average and on lovely arching stems.  Lightly mottled foliage.  On the rarest occasion, the white blooms may be yellow!

Soil: Moist but well-drained        H: 22"   W: 12-18"       B/M: White w/ violet/9-10   

Japanese Native

  Trilliums are tubers that go summer dormant and have Atypical Roots  and never root into a quart pot in a season!  That's their nature!  

$11.99 Qt.

Trillium catesbaei    Catesby's Trillium  Bashful Walkrobin    Light Shade    Zone: 4-9

Trillium catesbaei    Catesby's Trillium  Bashful WalkrobinA medium size trillium with a pink or red stem.  The leaves have 5 prominent veins and in old clumps, the leaves can be impressively long and wide and will usually produce multiple flower scapes and blooms.  The white or pink nodding blooms (changing to pink with age) have yellow anthers and petals that reflex backward to some degree.  The green sepals are not reflexed so the petals curve back behind them.  Needs adequate moisture and rich, humusy acid soil and bright shade.  East Coast Native.  Blooms later than most.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 8-18"  W:     B/M: White to pink/Spring

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$10.99 Qt.

 

Trillium erectum     Stinking Benjamin, Purple Trillium     Zone: 3-8  

Trillium erectumA delightful variable species, the Purple Trillium or Stinking Benjamin produces a single 2" bloom with 3 recurving reddish-grape petals, richly adorned with plum colored veins & magenta-like anthers brushed with white pollen. 6" leaves when mature on a HUGE plant. PROLIFIC SEEDER if happy. 

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained    H: 16-24"  W: 10"   B/M: Burgundy/ 4-6  

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$19.99 Qt.

 

Trillium flexipes       Bent White William            Zone:  4-7     Light ShadePart Shade

Trillium flexipes       Bent White WilliamThe blooms of T. flexipes are generally found bent to beneath the leaves and are outfacing and are most often creamy white although the ovaries are always white. Easily confused with other white bloomers, it can often have 2 bloom stalks.  One of the larger Trilliums overall reaching about 20" in height making it most eye-catching.  This native has a wide range from Alabama to Minnesota.  It can have maroon blooms. Seed grown.

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained        H: 20"    W:        B/M:   Creamy White/4

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$24.99 Qt.

 

Trillium lancifolium   Lance-leaved or Narrow-leaved Trillium            Zone: 5-9  

Trillium lancifolium   Lance-leaved or Narrow-leaved Trillium

An South Eastern Native Trillium with narrow spotted leaves and maroon, *bi-color or greenish tan flowers, held on 6-10" tall stems.  Shorter than the average Trillium which makes it easy to identify.  When established this little darling develops clumps that are so attractive. Leave are long and slenderwith a pointed tip and have a silver stripe down the middle accenting the thinness. There are also flecks of silver along the silver stripe.  Good companions are Claytonia, Dwarf Thalictrums or Cardamine.

Soil: Rich, woodland        H: 6-10"  W:        B/M:  Maroon*/4-5

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$10.99 Qt.

Trillium luteum     Yellow Toadshade     Zone: 4-8    

Trillium luteumThis species has a stalkless flower with 3 erect petals and 3 erect sepals. The 3 leaves are often mottled. Does best if it stays moist all summer and will go dormant if not. All Trilliums grow faster if you take care that the leaves do not get broken. The plant will get smaller if the above happens often. Smells like Lemon Pledge!  Yum!

Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained    H: 4-12"  W: 8"   B/M: Yellow green/ 4-6   Native

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$12.99 Qt.

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Trillium nivale       Snow Trillium    Zone: 4-8    

Trillium nivale       Snow TrilliumNortheast Native, Trillium nivale can be found growing along the north facing slopes of streams, rivers and ravines comprised of thin soil layered over limestone or dolomite bedrock or in gravely floodplains. White blooms are up early, frequently dusted at some point with snow which doesn't bother foliage or blooms of this brave little harbinger of spring. Rare and nearly impossible to find in the trade. Our original stock was grown from seed by plantsman Gene Bush. It does go dormant after blooming and setting seeds then takes a long rest until the following spring.

Soil:  Lean, well drained, limey    H:2-4"  W:    B/M: White/3-4

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$59.99 Qt.

 

Trillium reliquum       Confederate Wake Robin, Relict Trillium          Zone: 6A-8        

Trillium reliquum       Confederate Wake Robin, Relict Trillium  Seed grown plants by Gene Bush of the former Munchkin Nursery.  A native with a hairless stem 2 3/8-7" tall with 1-2" long blooms of maroon, yellow or green and smelling of rotten meat, so just as well it's too short to put your nose near the flowers unless you're extremely flexible!  One of the earliest to appear in spring with stems that are curved, leaning, sometimes resting on the ground like T. recumbens (but that has twisted petals and hairy stems).  It's a beauty to look at vs. smell up close. The leaves, mottled with 5 shades of green are STUNNING, rounded, nearly as wide as long and overlap at the base and have a silvery streak along the mid-veins.  Endangered in it's 3 Native States AL, GA and SC.

Soil: Deep, rich, loamy neutral         H: 4-9"   W:        B/M:   Maroon, green or yellow/3-5

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$10.99 Qt.

 

Trillium sessile     Toadshade Trillium      Zone: 4-8     

Trillium sessileLess well-know than the classic White Trillium, this is a graceful perennial and a wonderful addition to the spring woodland wildflower garden.  The three leaves (all parts of Trilliums come in 3's) are mottled and beautiful even when the bloom retires for summer.  Slowly rhizomatous if roots go undisturbed.  Blooms have a musky fragrance if you're flexible enough to bend over closely!  Blooms can be maroon to brownish purple to deep red.  Leaves will remain longer thru the summer if the garden is well-watered.  Unlike T. grandiflorum, the bloom is stalkless, like the yellow Trillium, which it resembles, and rest gracefully on the three leaves.

Soil: Rich, woodland      H: 6-12"  W: 6-12"    B/M:  Rusty red but variable/4-5

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$24.99 Qt.

Trillium vaseyi        Sweet Beth, Sweet Wakerobin        Zone:    5-7      

Trillium vaseyi        Sweet Beth, Sweet Wakerobin Of all the species, this has the largest flower, about 4" across. Stem height is equally grand reaching just under two feet.  The blooms have wide, recurved petals which are generally hidden just beneath the foliage.  In real life, even more so than in photos, T. vaseyi is just stunning.  Chocolate red blooms are occasionally white.  Moist, adequate soil moisture retention year-round.  One of the last Trilliums to bloom.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained        H: 20"   W: 12-18"       B/M:  Chocolate red/2-4

 

$21.99 Qt.

 

Trillium viridescens     Ozark Green Trillium, Green Toadshade            Zone: 5-9A    

Trillium viridescens     Ozark TrilliumOzark trillium is a very tall Trillium in bloom- occasionally reaching 2 feet tall with blooms that are generally bicolored: green but with dark purple at the base.  Seed grown by Gene Bush of former Munchkin Nursery.  But all green or all dark forms can rarely occur.  This plant grows in nature in heavy limey clay soil mixed with lots of broken rock shards per the informed folks at the Mt.Cuba Center.

Soil: Rocky, limey clay        H: 12- 18" IB   W:        B/M:  Green & maroon/

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  Tritonia - not hardy for everyone but the following 2 species are hardy to zone 6.    In Fall, when the foliage starts to die back, cover with a good layer of mulch to let them die back and keep them warm through winter.  If you're in colder areas, when foliage starts to die back, remove soil, let the corms dry out completely, store in a cool area but above freezing and replant in spring.   

$11.99 Qt.

Trollius chinensis 'Morning Sun'      Compact Globeflower     Zone 3-8(9)       

Semi-double, yellow orange bowl-shaped blooms are a very rich color and large flowering.  It has a compact habit and strong, vigorous foliage.  Only half the height of the popular 'Golden Queen'.  Very prominent nectary-petals.

Soil: Reliably moist    H: 20"IB  W: 16"   B/M: Yellow orange/ 6-7 

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$11.99 Qt.

 

Typhonium venosum (Sauromatum venosum    Voodoo-lily or Arum cornutum    Zone: 6A-10       

Typhonium venosum (Sauromatum venosum)     Voodoo-lily or Arum cornutumAn unearthly looking plant that looks like it was picked up on an Alien planet by the Star Trek Crew or at least acquired when they landed in a tropical garden.  It's a relative of Arisaemas but the bloom isn't remotely like a 'Jack'.  The odd violet and yellow inflorescence appears first.  Bloom really isn't the right word for it!  About a month later a large 2' wide ring of leaflets appears on a green and black mottled stem.  Later, an equally unearthly 2" orb appears (like a big purple and black blackberry) from the inflorescence containing seeds.  If you love it, you'll be happy as it multiplies readily by corms.  From the Himalayas and Southern India.  Best if protected from mid-day sun but in deep shade they are often floppy.

Soil: MOIST but well-drained        H: 30-36"  W:    B/M:  Violet & yellow/Spring

 

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Asclepias tubrosa Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tubrosa

Vernonia fasciculata

Sedum 'Blue Pearl'

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'