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         Cistus Nursery
            22711 NW Gillihan Road
             Sauvie Island, OR 97231
    503.621.2233 phone 503.621.9657 fax




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USDA zone: 2

 Symphoricarpos orbiculatus ‘Aureovariegatus’                                                               coralberry
   Old fashioned deciduous coralberry with knock your socks off variegation - green leaves with creamy white
   edges. Pale white-tinted-pink, mid-summer flowers attract bees and butterflies and are followed by bird
   friendly, translucent, coral berries. To 6 ft or so in most any normal garden conditions - full sun to part shade
   with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 2.
         $12                                                                                        Caprifoliaceae

USDA zone: 3

 Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'                                                                        Tatting fern
   An unique and striking fern with narrow fronds, only 1" wide and oddly bumpy along the sides as if beaded
   or ... tatted. Found originally in the Irish garden of Mrs. Frizell and loved for it quirkiness ever since. To only
   1 ft tall x 2 ft wide and deciduous, coming back slowly in spring. Best in bright shade or shade where soil is
   rich. Requires summer water. Frost hardy to -40F, USDA zone 3 and said to be deer resistant.
           $14                                                                                         Woodsiaceae

USDA zone: 4

 Aralia cordata 'Sun King'                                                                       perennial spikenard
   The foliage is golden, often with red stems, and dazzling on this big and bold perennial, quickly to 3 ft tall and
   wide, first discovered in a department store in Japan by nurseryman Barry Yinger. Spikes of aralia type white
   flowers in summer are followed by purple-black berries. Lovely in a woodland, planted in front of darker
   foliage, say broad-leaved evergreens, or under planted with such lovelies as black mondo grass (Ophiopogon
   planiscapus 'Nigrescens'). Enjoys consistently moist soil and a bit of shade at least in the hottest climates.
   Frost hardy to USDA zone 4.
         $22                                                                                            Araliaceae
 Aurinia saxatilis 'Dudley Nevill Variegated'
  Remember the yellow-flowered Basket of Gold, once in the Alyssum genus? Cheery bright spots in the
  spring. This is a variegated selection of that plant, with leaves that are green, edged with white, and in spring
  sprays of apricot-golden flowers nearly covering this small perennial, to 8-12" tall x 12-18" wide. Enjoys full
  sun or afternoon shade and requires excellent drainage. Tolerant of dry periods but accepts average summer
  water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
         $14                                                                                         Brassicaceae
 Chrysanthemum x rubellum ‘Clara Curtis’
  Terrific perennial for ground cover, garden accent, or pot specimen in full sun to light shade with regular
  summer water. Foliage is a very respectable blue-green that is completely covered in late summer/early
  autumn by profuse daisy-like flowers, wonderfully warm pink with yellow centers -- a pink everyone can
  love. Forms clumps 2-3 ft tall by 2 ft wide, spreading underground. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
        $11                                                                                          Asteraceae


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Cyclamen hederifolium - silver shades
 Our seedlings of these fall flowering beauties, taken from isolated plants of entirely silver-leaved forms. The
 same warm pink flowers appear early, at the end of August, and often continue into October and November
 giving way to way to sheets of silver leaves. Wonderful when interplanted with black mondo grass
 (Ophiopogon planiscarpus’Nigrescens’). Easy in USDA zone 6 or above in open areas of light shade and little
 disturbance. Has been grown successfully as low as zone 4 with culms mulched or planted a bit deep.
       $12                                                                                          Primulaceae
Eryngium bourgatii                                                                        mediterranean sea holly
  Steel blue flowers and prickly green leaves with distinctive white markings make this an especially attractive
  perennial for the garden border. Leaves are striking when they emerge in spring to form a base for the 2 ft
  flower stalks of thistle-like, summer flowers. For full sun and sandy or well-drained soil. Accepting of
  summer water but a long tap root makes them both drought tolerant and difficult to transplant. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 4.
         $6                                                                                           Apiaceae
Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Ace’                                                                            spindle tree
  The most expensive plant Exuberant Garden’s Dorothy Rodal ever purchased, having fallen in love with its
  scarlet seed pods that open to reveal dusky orange seeds -- just as everyone does who sees it. And now we
  have enough to share. A large, deciduous shrub to small tree, to 8-10 ft tall x 8 ft wide, with 3" leaves that
  turn a flaming, crimson red in autumn. The flowers in small, yellow-green clusters are not showy but produce
  the exquisite and abundant fruit that IS showy. Native to Europe and western Asia. Frost hardy in USDA zone
  4.
        $14                                                                                         Celastraceae
Heuchera 'Sugar Plum' PPAF                                                                       purple coral bells
 Plum-purple leaves with a frosty silver sheen set this heuchera apart, another from Terra Nova Nursery's
 breeding program. Slightly larger and with larger leaves than others of the purple ilk, these form evergreen
 mounds to 12" tall x 18" wide with silvery pink flowers on stalks to 26" high, standing above the foliage in
 spring and summer. Full sun or part shade in hottest climates, in well-drained soil with careful summer water,
 allowing some drying between dousings. Expected to tolerate heat and humidity. Frost hardy in to -30F,
 USDA zone 4.
       $12                                                                                        Saxifragaceae
Hydrangea macrophylla 'David Ramsey'                                                             Big-leaf hydrangea
 This exciting hydrangea cultivar seems to bloom almost continuously all summer into fall, producing
 abundant pinkish (or bluish depending in more acid soil), mopheads to 10" wide, reblooming on new wood. A
 smallish, deciduous shrub, to 3-4 ft tall and wide, for full sun to part shade in well-drained soil with regular
 summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
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Kerria japonica 'Albescens'                                                                  white japanese kerria
 Deciduous shrub, enjoyed especially for its single flowers with oddly shaped petals in creamy, pale yellow. To
 6 ft tall and wide, but easily trimmed, these are lovely in early to mid spring when covered with flowers. Fine
 in part shade to full sun with occasional summer water. Said to be deer resistant. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA
 zone 4.
         $15                                                                                          Rosaceae
Liriope ‘Silver Dragon’                                                                         variegated lily turf
  This silvery striped, grassy groundcover is as tough as a dragon ... well, maybe not quite that tough, but it
  works well even in dry shade. Flowers are pale lilac on short spikes in summer followed by black berries in
  fall. Spreads by underground rhizomes forming a mat over time to approximately 12” high and wide in part
  sun to sun. Tolerates some summer drought and accepts summer water. Evergreen in USDA zone 7 and frost
  hardy in zone 4.
         $12                                                                                           Liliaceae
Opuntia basilaris ‘Peachy’                                                                     Beavertail Cactus
 This beavertail cactus, a native from the Mohave desert of California into northern Sonora, was given to us
 from an old Albuquerque garden and has been one of the best performers. Attractive clumps, from 3-4 ft wide
 and 18” in height, with 6” pads of powdery blue-tinted-pink, burgundy in winter, and, indeed, peachy pink
 flowers in spring and early summer. Though a clone more tolerant of garden water, they still prefer well-
 drained, gritty soil, especially where winters are wet …and an occasional thunderstorm, artificial or not, in dry
 summer climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
       $12                                                                                          Cactaceae
Opuntia fragilis SBH 6778                                                                   Brittle Prickly Pear
 Lovely compact form, Sean's collection from the dry hills east of Ashland, Oregon. To only 4” or so. Slow to
 bloom but when they do, the flower color is deep, chartreuse-yellow. This one is capable of withstanding any
 amount of winter moisture -- short of submersion. Frost hardy in at least USDA zone 4.
        $7                                                                                         Cactaceae
Opuntia humifusa - dwarf from Claude Barr
 This early selection by Great Plains plantsman Claude Barr grows to only 5-6" in height but forms a rather
 dense mat of rounded, shiny green and nearly spineless pads to about 3 ft wide. Cheery yellow flowers appear
 in summer followed by reddish fruit. Fabulous for planters or as spillers and easy to grow in most soil
 provided there is no standing water. Some summer water helps to push growth. Frost hardy in USDA zone 3
 or 4.
       $12                                                                                         Cactaceae
Opuntia polyacantha 'Imnaha Sunset'
 A Cistus introduction. These common natives of western dry lands have round to oval pads -- from 1-4" long
 with dense, orange spines (polycantha means "many thorns) up to 2" long -- and form spreading mats to 4-12"
 tall and up to several feet wide. Early summer flowers are, in this selection, yellow with orange stamens and
 particularly abundant. Frost hardy at least into USDA zone 4.
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Opuntia polyacantha x ericacea var. columb. 'Golden Globe'
 A Cistus introduction. From one of our favorite cactus habitats not far north of the aptly named Cactus
 Mountain Oregon, we believe actually named for particularly large specimens of pediocactus growing on its
 flanks. This selection from an obviously hybrid colony has shaggy upright pads to about 5" creating clumps 8
 -10" high by 3-4 ft wide with densely petalled flowers of undulating gold yellow, the orange stamens
 combining to create quite a show. Careful drainage is a must with these cliff dwellers and full sun. More
 summer drought tolerant than other prickly pears. Probably frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
       $15                                                                                          Cactaceae
Opuntia x rutila - red/black spines
 This so far unnamed hybrid was an early Colorado Plateau collection by plantsman Claude Barr. Stout orange-
 red and black spines mark pads roughly 3" long, the elongation suggesting parentage by O. polycantha and O.
 fragilis. Mid spring, yellow flowers fade to apricot. Wonderful for small rock gardens with the usual cactus
 conditions -- sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little or no summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
        $12                                                                                        Cactaceae
Philadelphus ‘Innocence’                                                                           Mock Orange
  A most lovely form of the old-fashioned mock orange with particularly striking variegated leaves on this 6-8
  ft, arching, deciduous shrub. Shared with us by our friend, Deborah Chaffee, the flowers are particularly
  fragrant, noticeable at a great distance from spring through early summer and occasionally thereafter -- with
  regular watering. Drought tolerant once established; sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
         $14                                                                                   Hydrangeaceae
Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'                                                                      dappled willow
  For the sparkling look in the garden, this variegated willow has pink, white and green tones in the foliage. A
  deciduous, large shrub to small tree, to 6-10 ft tall and wide, has lightly drooping branches. For full sun to
  partial shade. Likes fertilizer and a bit of spring pruning to encourage variegation on new growth as well.
  Prefers occasionally wet soil for best color. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4. Also known as S. integra 'Albo-
  maculata'
         $12                                                                                           Salicaceae
Scilla scilloides                                                                                     Chinese scilla
  Perennial bulb, also sold as S. chinensis and S. japonica, a dwarf squill found in rocky areas of China and
  Japan, unusal for flowering in autumn. The leaves are grassy and lax, to 10" long, and the fall flowers appear
  in pink racemes on upright stems to 6-12" tall. Self-sows to form a nice drifts in sun to part shade in well-
  drained soil with regular summer water. Tolerates drought but may go dormant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
          $9                                                                                            Liliaceae
Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’                                                                        Thunberg Spirea
  Introduced from Japan by our friend Barry Yinger of Pennsylvania, this golden leaved deciduous shrub is
  handsome long after its green-leaved kin have faded from glory, holding its leaves until late autumn. White
  flowers cover this plant in early spring before the leaves emerge. A medium shrub, to 3-5 ft tall and wide.
  Easy in full sun to part shade with consistent summer water. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
        $14                                                                                           Rosaceae



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 Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star'
   A shimmering herbaceous jewel to add to the shady border or woodland garden. This silver-streaked
   thalictrum has tones of pewter, metallic plums, and bronzes on its leaves. Delicate flower puffs in pinks and
   pale lavenders are held above the leaves on wiry stems. Grows to approximately 12" x 12" and performs best
   in fertile, moisture retentive soil in shade to part shade. Frost hardy to USDA zone 4.
          $14                                                                                    Ranunculaceae
 Viburnum plicatum 'Cascade'                                                                     doublefile Viburnum
   Large and handsome, deciduous shrub, to 10 ft tall and up to 12 ft wide, this cultivar somewhat smaller than
   the species, horizontally branched with dark green leaves. A striking structure alone, and magnificent with the
   long-lasting, white, lace-cap-like flowers, up to 4" across in late spring to early summer, and the red fruit that
   follows. Full sun to part shade with consistent summer water for best appearance. Tolerant of seaside
   conditions and said to be deer resistant. Frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.
         $16                                                                            Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae
 Yucca baccata var. vespertina 'Hualampai Blue'                                                        banana yucca
  A new Cistus introduction. From our earliest days of botanically exploring the rich area from south western
  Utah to northern Arizona we’ve noticed the banana yucca, with forms there having upright, very blue leaves
  looking much like a misplaced sanseverria. This clone, from the south side of the Colorado river in Mojave
  County, is one of the bluest of the blue. Slowly offsetting clumps have upright leaves, to 4 ft or more, of pale
  blue adorned with curly filifers. The flowers, cream with nearly red bracts, rise to about 1/2 the leaf height ...
  but don’t hold your breath for the flowers. This is one of the prettiest yuccas we have come across. Tolerant of
  all kinds of miserable conditions including drought and poor soil but deserving decent drainage and little push
  of summer water in the driest spots. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4!
         $16                                                                                           Agavaceae

USDA zone: 5

 Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'                                                            grassy-leaved sweet flag
  Grassy leaves with golden-yellow and cream variegation form clumps to 1 ft tall and wide. Flowers are sedge-
  like, tiny and green. Prefers sun to part shade in moist soils. Even tolerates boggy conditions or standing water
  to 3" deep - but shouldn't dry out. Evergreen in USDA zone 8 and root hardy to zone 5.
          $6                                                                                           Acoraceae
 Adiantum venustum                                                                    Himalayan Madenhair Fern
  Striking maidenhair fern with lacy foliage that emerges bronzy pink and ages to a gentle green that stands out
  again the black stems. To only 6” tall, spreading slowly by underground rhizomes to form a clump up to 3 ft
  across. Light shade with plentiful moisture is best and encourages faster growth. Evergreen to the mid teens F,
  mid USDA zone 8 and root hardy to at least –20F, USDA zone 5. Also does well in containers, indoors and
  out.
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Agave neomexicana                                                                                Trailer Park Mescal
 A tough-as-nails species, closely related to A. parryi but with narrower, deep blue leaves held upright and out
 and adorned with gray marginal spines and long, terminal brownish red spines. Slow growing to an eventual 1
 -2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, offsetting to form colonies. After 15 years or so, produces yellow flowers on a 12 ft
 stalk! Full sun and lean, well-drained soil with little, if any, summer water. This native of southeastern New
 Mexico is one of the hardiest species; to -20F, USDA zone 5, with good drainage.
        $14                                                                                            Agavaceae
Agave utahensis                                                                                         utah agave
 This collection from 7000 ft in the mountains south and west of Grand Canyon has particularly large blue-
 gray rosettes of spine-tipped leaves edged with hooked spines and could, perhaps, be A. utahensis var.
 kaibabensis. As with their close relatives, plants offset rather sparsely to make attractive clumps rather than
 colonies. After 10 years or so, flowers spikes rise to nearly 10 ft. Though one of the most frost hardy agaves,
 they do like their drainage, so in areas of high moisture, best placed in stone walls or under cover. Cold hardy
 to about -20F, USDA zone 5. Good container plant anywhere.
       $14                                                                                           Agavaceae
Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis SBHMPS 6747
 From the Tuweep area on cliffs and mountaintops on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon abyss amid
 junipers and beautiful red rocks ... and far away from restaurants that serve alcohol, our collection of a
 particularly wide and long leaf form of the highly variable Utah agaves, producing nearly 18” rosettes of a
 cheery blue-green with dark, evenly set spines. I believe this colony to be under the form kaibabensis. These
 plants offset rather sparsely to make attractive clumps rather than colonies. After 10 years or so, flowers
 spikes rise to nearly 10 ft. Though one of the most frost hardy agaves, they do like their drainage, so in areas
 of high moisture, best placed in stone walls or under cover. Cold hardy to about -20F, USDA zone 5. Good
 container plant anywhere.
       $16                                                                                            Agavaceae
Arisaema candidissimum                                                          PINK FLOWERED COBRA LILY
  A cobra lily that does well in sun to light shade, this from China sends up flowers stalks in late spring/early
  summer topped with a pink pitcher flower, sweetly fragrant and beautifully striped with white veins. Two
  huge, three-lobed leaves, up to 2 ft across, follow to open beside the exotic flowers. A must have plant! Easy
  in sun to light or dappled shade where soil is well-drained, even rocky, and somewhat dry. Offsets quickly
  when happy. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
        $22                                                                                               Araceae
Arisaema ringens - UCBG form                                                                     Jack-in-the-pulpit
  A particularly robust form of an easy Jack-in-the-pulpit with an outstanding and dramatic flower resembling a
  cobra's head, the purple stalks topped with spathes of green and purple stripes folded over and showing the
  dark, purple-black interior. Herbaceious, emerging early in the spring with two, tripartite leaves from each
  bulb, eventually offsetting and forming clumps to 12-24" tall and up to 3 ft wide. Stunning in bright light, part
  sun or dappled shade, in moist, rich soil with regular water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5. Benefits from winter
  mulch.
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Arisaema triphyllum 'Black Jack'
  Who wouldn’t love a black Jack-in-the-pulpit? Handsome leaves are green on the undersides and dark, dark,
  dark on top with striking green veins and stems -- attractive when backlit. Leaves emerge in spring in clumps
  to 1 ft tall, quickly presenting a “pulpit” flower with dark maroon stripes on the inner surface. Very nice!
  Prefers light shade and abundant summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
         $35                                                                                            Araceae
Asarum caudatum f. album                                                     white flowered western wild ginger
 Handsome evergreen goundcover, to only 4-6" tall, and spreading into clumps by underground rhizomes.
 Leaves and roots are are aromatic when crushed. Spring flowers are greenish white in this form, a nice
 contrast to the dark green leaves, though flowers are often hidden under the leaves. Worth searching out. Best
 in shade in well-drained, humousy soil. Needs water to established and then tolerates some summer drought.
 Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
       $14                                                                                   Aristolochiaceae
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Alba'                                                                      white beautyberry
  This graceful, Chinese version of the much-loved beautyberry, is a stunning white-berried form, growing only
  to 4-5 ft tall with delicate, 2" leaves and the lightest lavender flowers in midsummer, not very prominent but
  producing truly white berries in autumn to early winter, a standout in the garden especially against darker
  foliage. In dry summer places, occasional water can push fruit to ripen ensuring an fabulous display. Best in
  sun to light or dappled shade, but tolerant of widely ranging conditions. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
        $14                                                                                           Lamiaceae
Chaenomeles ‘Oyashima’                                                                          flowering quince
 Lovely little quince, to only about 4 ft tall, with compact, spineless, and somewhat undulating branches that
 produce an abundance of double white flowers in winter through spring. One of the most asked after quinces
 in our garden. For us sometimes flowers as early as the new year, thereby forming wonderful winter forcing
 for cut flowers. Full sun to dappled shade. Though drought tolerant, some summer moisture in dry climates
 improves bud set. The only problem we have seen in our garden is a propensity to being run over by large
 trucks if planted too close to the drive… Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
       $14                                                                                           Rosaceae
Chaenomeles japonica ‘Atsuya Hamada’                                                             flowering quince
 A gorgeous quince with dark maroon-red, nearly black flowers, this from a wild collection by Pacific
 Northwest plantsman Roy Davidson on the slopes of Mount Fuji. Early spring bloom lasts over a long period
 and attracts lots of admiring attention. For full to half sun with regular summer water. These "must-have"
 plants reach 10 ft or so. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5 and possibly colder.
       $18                                                                                           Rosaceae
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Alba Everblooming’                                             Everblooming Daphne
 This white flowered form of the nearly everblooming daphne is much easier and more satisfying to grow than
 D. odora. Evergreen dusky blue leaves with intensely fragrant flowers 8-10 months of the year followed by
 yellow fruit turning red. Full to part sun with normal summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Dasylirion texanum                                                                                         texas sotol
 As the name would imply, this gem of a garden plant is native to west and southern Texas into Mexico and is
 one of the hardiest of the lot. Deep green rosettes, with small backward pointing spines and attractive golden
 filifers at the ends of the leaves, eventually form small trunks but are attractive as focal points or repeated
 rosettes in the garden. As denizens of the southern Great Plains, they love a thunderstorm or two in the
 summer and don't mind being dry in the winter, though they are tolerant of moisture. Sun to dappled shade,
 the main problem with dappled shade being dead leaves, not fun to pull out of the center of the plant -- your
 arm could get stuck that way, as my dad used to say about forbidden things. Reports tell us of frost tolerance
 up to -20, USDA zone 5. Wow! Also great container plants.
        $16                                                                                               Liliaceae
Disporum cantoniense 'Golden Temple'                                                            Chinese fairy bells
  A new and lovely form of the Chinese fairybell, this with wide, deep gold centers in the green leaves,
  brightening any shady spot. Given to us by Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinianas and one of the prettiest
  selections so far, To only 30" tall, these have typical white, bell flowers in early summer followed by purple-
  black fruit. Rich, moist soil in light shade is best with regular summer water. Evergreen above 0F, USDA zone
  7 and root hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
         $12                                                                                          Liliaceae
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
  An extra special seedling from one of Dan Hinkley's trip to the far east. This one emerges blackish-purple in
  spring and ages to a purply-green. Clusters of white bell flowers hang down from 6 ft stems in early summer
  and produce purple-black fruit. Rich, moist soil in light shade is best with regular summer water. Evergreen
  above 0F, USDA zone 7 and root hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
        $18                                                                                           Liliaceae
Dryopteris wallichiana                                                                           Wallich's wood fern
  This fern is well-suited to the shade garden, where its graceful arching fronds may reach 4 feet or more in
  length. Vase-shaped, it presents a tall but narrow profile, fitting well in the small garden. Evergreen in mild
  winters and more consistently so once established but in harsh conditions can be semi-evergreen, recovering
  quickly in spring. Enjoys rich soil in cool, part to full shade with consistent summer water for best growth.
  Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
        $14                                                                                      Dryopteridaceae
Euonymus fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'
  Striking and unusual, evergreen vine, the dark green leaves veined in silvery white. Selected by Dan Hinkley
  from wild collections in China, this euonymous makes a good ground cover or, with age, a self-clinging vine
  for fence or wall. Sun to deep shade with some summer water. Brightens deep shade, even in a relatively dry
  spot. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Euonymus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'                                                                       Spindle tree
  The abundant and extravagantly showy clusters of bright pink capsules opening to dark red seeds are the most
  attractive and attracting feature of the spindle tree, in autumn nearly covering this large, multi-stemmed,
  deciduous shrub or small tree. Greenish flowers in June are not so vivid in themselves. In this form, the green
  5" leaves are variegated with generous white markings, a standout in summer and again in autumn as they turn
  to spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows before dropping. Plants usually reach 10-12 ft tall but can go beyond
  to 15-20 ft. Best in sun to part shade with regular summer water at least to establish. Frost hardy to -20F,
  USDA zone 5.
         $14                                                                                          Celastraceae
Fothergilla x intermedia‘Blue Shadow’
  Elegant blue, blue, blue leaves, rounded and, yes, blue! except in autumn when they put on a display of
  purple-orange-red. A compact, decidious shrub, to 5 ft tall x 3 ft wide over time, with ivory flowers
  decorating the branch tips in spring. Ejoys full sun if water is plentiful; otherwise, light shade with consistent
  moisture. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
        $15                                                                                       Hamamelidaceae
Helleborus x hybridus - Cistus white strain
 Large, clean white flowers, mostly unspotted, with wide overlapping "petals" in broad scalloped or pointed
 starry shapes. The best from a group in our north garden that shine out from an otherwise leafless area in late
 winter. These lovely creatures begin flowering as early as December! For part sun to shade in humus rich soil
 with average summer water. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
        $24                                                                                   Ranunculaceae
Helleborus x hybridus - slate seedlings
 These, from our best slate flowered plants, have a mauve-ish overlay with an almost metallic sheen,
 particularly beautiful in the faded light of winter. Care as for others of its kind in mid-shade to full sun in any
 but the wettest soil. Wonderful planted with such creatures as black mondo grass to provide winter contrast to
 the flowers. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5 with protection from wind – or higher.
        $18                                                                                        Ranunculaceae
Helleborus x nigercors 'Honeyhill Joy'
 Winter blooming hellebore with abundant, large, open flowers of greenish white with creamy centers, all
 facing outwards and upwards and contrasting with the green-tinted-blue foliage for a lovely winter display.
 This hybrid, from -- you guessed it -- Honeyhill Farms, is one several selections of crosses between H. niger
 and H. argutifolius. Evergreen, forming clumps, to 12-18" tall x wide, in part sun to light shade with summer
 water. Frost hardy in USDA zones 5-8. Said to be deer resistant.
        $18                                                                                     Ranunculaceae
Hesperaloe parviflora                                                                           False Red Yucca
 Extremely frost hardy succulent with dense clumps of leathery, deeply grooved, blue-green leaves, to 3 ft tall
 and spreading slowly to 5 ft wide, and upright blooming, salmon-pink, fragrant flowers on 10 ft + stalks in
 late summer. Great for hummingbirds! Evergreen and suited to a difficult situation in sun (or light shade in
 hottest climates) with no summer irrigation once established. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
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Hibiscus syriacus -white leaves/ pink flwrs                                                             rose of sharon
  A nice selection of a popular plant, this rose of sharon has leaves that emerge white and darken to green and
  pink flowers in summer. A deciduous shrub, multi-stemmed to 6-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft wide, that is easily pruned to
  tree form. Prefers rich soil in full sun to part shade with average moisture but tolerates less ideal situations
  including urban conditions, poor soil, and some summer drought. Fine as a small, street tree. Frost hardy to
  -20F, USDA zone 5.
         $11                                                                                             Malvaceae
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'                                                    Golden Oak Leaf Hydrangea
 Gorgeous and exciting hydrangea with new leaves golden, slowly darkening to green in mid-summer just as
 the 6” panicles of white flowers appear. Fall brings scarlet colors on leaves and stems. A medium-sized,
 deciduous shrub, to 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, versatile in either sun or shade. Prefers regular summer water, though
 tolerates some drought. Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
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Indigofera heterantha                                                                           Himalayan Indigo
  Very tough and very beautiful, deciduous pea shrub with rose-purple flowers from May through frost. Grows
  quickly to 5 ft wide and high, but can be kept much smaller through the growing season and even cut to the
  base in late winter to refresh. It blooms on new wood so it gets bonus points from us. Sun to part shade with
  little summer water necessary once established. Heat tolerant as well. Frost hardy to -15F, mid USDA zone 5.
          $11                                                                                         Fabaceae
Ipheion uniflorum 'Charlotte Bishop'                                                         pink spring starflower
  A somewhat new, pink form of this always popular flowering bulb, with lightly fragrant and particularly large,
  star-shaped, bright pink flowers in late winter to early spring. Clumps of, grassy, blue-green leaves rise to only
  4-5“, fitting anywhere in sun to part shade. Drought tolerant but appreciates some summer water. Particularly
  useful under the bright edges of shrubs where there is much root competition or anywhere spring pink is
  welcome. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Ipheion uniflorum 'Froyle Mill'                                                                          star flower
  This Uruguay native was selected for its deep, uniform blue-purple color and its large flower size. A hardy
  bulb, its foliage appears with the flowers in early spring, then fades in summer heat, returning in September.
  Best in light shade in rich, light soil with regular summer water. Extremely easy to naturalize. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 5.
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Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’                                                                 spring starflower
  One of the prettiest of the numerous cultivars now available, ‘Rolf’ forms a moderately expanding clump of
  blue-green leaves rising to only 4-5“ with fragrant, deep purple-blue streaked flowers fading to violet from fall
  here to early spring. Likes sun to part shade and appreciates summer water though doesn't depend on it.
  Particularly useful under the bright edges of shrubs where there is much root competition. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 5.
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Kalimeris incisa 'Edo Murasaki'                                                                   japanese aster
 Purple flowers, much darker than the species, make this selection by plantsman Ted Stephens particularly
 striking. This clumping perennial, long-blooming in summer, grows to only 12-18" tall with 3-4", lanceolate
 leaves as a backdrop for the daisy-like flowers. Shearing can promote rebloom. Full sun to part shade;
 accepting of summer moisture and some summer drought as well as hot and humid conditions. Evergreen in
 USDA zone 8 and frost hardy in zone 5.
        $16                                                                                       Asteraceae
Lonicera nitida 'Briloni'
  Golden leaved honeysuckle shrub for the shaded garden. Blooms sparsely in spring, the small white flowers
  followed by small, bluish fruits. Slow growing, to only 3-4 ft tall and wide over time and smaller than other
  golden forms, with arching branches that add texture and bright golden accents. Tolerates sun but tends
  towards a more chartreuse color. Enjoys summer water but tolerates some drought once established. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 5.
        $14                                                                                     Caprifoliaceae
Maihuenia poeppigii [Lowrey clone]
 Collected as seed 30 years ago by the Lowrey of rock garden fame, this southern Chilean cactus, appearing on
 volcanic slopes amid monkey puzzles and flame trees, grows to a 6” high by 3 ft wide mound with tiny fingers
 adorned with rice-grain-sized leaves. Cheery yellow flowers occur in spring. An easy plant, requiring full sun,
 good drainage, and occasional summer water for quicker growth. A fine container or pot specimen or in the
 rock garden or rock wall. We have ours growing with the hardy bromeliad, Fascicularia bicolor for great
 contrast. Expected frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
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Narcissus bulbocodium v. conspicuus                                                     Hoop Petticoat Daffodil
 Diminutive and tough little daffodil, superbly adapted to dry areas and rock gardens. The 6-12" tufts of chive-
 like foliage appear in autumn in mild climates with bright yellow, 1" hoops appearing as early as February. In
 colder climates, foliage appears in February with flowers in early spring. This European native multiplies
 freely in well-drained soil in sun to a bit of shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Nolina microcarpa SBH 6726                                                                                 bear grass
 Beautiful, tufted, liliaceous perennial to 4 to 5 ft high and wide and retaining its dark green luster throughout
 the winter. The leaf tips are edged in a curled “doodad,” making them even more interesting when backlit.
 This collection from one of my favorite places -- above Jerome, Arizona at over 8,000 ft. The hardiness
 should allow cultivation in areas of cold at the lower edges of USDA zone 5, possibly much colder with snow
 cover. The inflorescences are narrow, reaching 8 ft or more. with clusters of small white flowers looking
 vaguely pampas grassy. Drought tolerant though faster growing with regular summer water.
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Opuntia (Cylindropuntia) spinosior                                                                        cane cholla
 Tall, architectural cactus found in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico in Mexico and growing up
 to 8 ft tall with thick joints that are gray-green and tinted purple, with darker purple tones in winter, and
 covered in gray spines. The flowers that appear in late spring to early summer can vary in color from white to
 yellow to red or purple - in this clone purple. Best in lean soil and bright light with little to no summer water.
 Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5.
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Opuntia basilaris ‘Sara’s Compact’                                                              Beavertail Cactus
 One of many fabulous beavertail cactus selections, this is a lovely semi-dwarf form, reaching an eventual 18”
 with soft, pinkish-gray pads covered in colorful orange-red glochids -- not to be licked! -- and deep rose
 flowers. This cultivar was selected by Sara McComb. Plant in full sun in mineral soil where drainage is sharp.
 Frost hardy to USDA zone 5.
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Opuntia erinacea x O. fragilis var. columbiana 'Clarno'
 Particularly attractive form of this lovely native from the painted desert country in Central Oregon. Rounded
 pads, to 3" across, bear evenly spaced, golden spines and form clumps to 18" tall. Lean, well-drained soil
 provides the best site in the garden with little water in summer. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5, or lower.
 A good container or rock garden plant.
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Opuntia fragilis - dwarf golden
 Shared with us by friend Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver, this small mat former, quickly to about 3" high x 18"
 wide and eventually larger, has 1/2" pads with golden glochids and spines. Shy to flower. Very attractive in
 troughs, pots, or rock gardens, anywhere a low sun angle can can make the golden spines glow. Cactus
 conditions required -- sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4.
       $12                                                                                         Cactaceae
Orixa japonica 'Pearl Frost
  This deciduous member of the citrus family grows to 8 or more ft tall with a graceful habit and 5" foliage
  edged and streaked in creamy white. Though tolerant of full sun, these are particularly beautiful on the edge of
  woodland with darker plants behind. Slower growing than it's great parent but vigorous nonetheless in
  medium drainage in medium shade to full sun. Requires regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'                                                                           mock orange
  A must have for the fragrant garden, this deciduous shrub has late spring flowers, white with a maroon blotch
  near the center and a sweet, spicy fragrance. Delicious! Large and rangy, to 6 ft tall and wide in full sun or, in
  the hottest summer climates, light shade with protection from western sun. Provide well-drained soil for best
  appearance and regular summer water for best blooms. Can be stooled to rejuvenate. Frost hardy in USDA
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Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’
  Ancient Asian selection of the bitter orange with lovely twisted stems & wicked thorns. Extremely hardy
  (-20F), deciduous citrus, best in winter when the green stems and huge thorns are exposed and large orange
  fruits hang on. In spring, white flowers with a sweet fragrance. Plant in containers for the most drama; in the
  ground for easiest care. 10 ft in time... a long time. Extremely frost hardy, to USDA zone 5.
         $14                                                                                           Rutaceae
Quercus phellos                                                                                           willow oak
 Handsome and long-lived southern oak, deciduous with narrow, willow-like foliage, small leaves for easy
 raking. Grows somewhat fast, reaching 60-80 ft tall x 30-40 ft wide with a dense rounded crown. Produces
 small acorns that provide food for birds. A fine street tree tolerating heat, humidity, air pollution, and even
 standing water and compacted soils. Drought tolerant for brief periods but grows best in moist, well-drained
 soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
        $12                                                                                              Fagaceae
Quercus vaccinifolia                                                                                Huckleberry oak
 Walking through a ‘"forest" of this oak can be hard on your ankles or knees since these only reach 2-3 ft at
 maturity, making this dwarf alpine oak perfect for the rock wall or rock garden. Evergreen with lustrous, green
 leaves and a dense, tight habit. A very dependable small shrub in full sun to part shade with at least occasional
 summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 and possibly into upper zone 5.
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Ribes x gordonianum                                                                                       Currant
  This astounding hybrid between R. sanguineum and R. odoratum came to us from Hillier’s Arboretum.
  Deciduous shrub to 6 ft with late winter and spring flowers emerging red and opening to reveal yellow on the
  inside -- a wonderful color contrast appearing orange from a distance. Sun to part shade and occasional
  summer water. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5, or less.
        $12                                                                                   Grossulariaceae
Rubus parvifolius' 'Ogon'                                                                        Japanese raspberry
 Deciduous, ground-covering shrublet, a selection of a Japanese native species also occuring in Australia. Lax
 stems are often prostrate but can reach up to 3 ft tall or so with rounded, three-part leaves, very golden in this
 form, and pink flowers in late spring. Grown primarily for the bright foliage, though edible red fruits may
 appear. Cool sun or afternoon shade in moist, rich soil with average summer water. Frost hardy to at least 0F,
 USDA zone 7, and possibly lower.
       $12                                                                                              Rosaceae
Umbellularia californica - dwarf form SBH 7188
 A Cistus introduction. Another dwarf Oregon myrtle (or dwarf California bay), this one collected above the
 north fork of the Smith River just west of Oregon's kalmiopsis wilderness, each plant remaining under 4 ft in
 height. Another opportunity to have this wonderful species in the garden. Very good dense shrub, the
 evergreen leaves emerging bronze and aging to deep green. Small clusters of brush-like, yellow flowers
 produce shiny, green, nearly 1" “avocados” in autumn. Aromatic leaves can be used as seasoning (they are
 related to the Grecian Laurus nobilis). Should be an iconic shrub for the West Coast. Drought tolerant for
 sun or part shade. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 5, at least.
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Umbellularia californica - dwarf form SBH 7204                                             dwarf oregon myrtle
 A Cistus introduction. Dwarf Oregon myrtle (or dwarf California bay if living south of 42 degrees north). A
 normally stately tree in the avocado family inhabiting western Oregon and coastal California, these Siskiyou
 endemic forms reach only 6-8 ft and remain a tight gumdrop shape for may years. This is an opportunity to
 have this wonderful species and yet not have it be the only plant in your garden. Very good dense shrub, the
 evergreen leaves emerging bronze and aging to deep green. Small clusters of brush-like, yellow flowers
 produce shiny, green, nearly 1" “avocados” in autumn. Aromatic leaves can be used as seasoning (they are
 related to the Grecian Laurus nobilis). Should be an iconic shrub for the West Coast. Drought tolerant for sun
 or part shade. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 5, at least.
       $15                                                                                         Lauraceae
Viburnum opulus 'Exuberant'
  One of the most robust selections of this popular species from some of the most exuberant people we know,
  David and Dorothy Rodal. This 8 ft or more shrub produces attractive white flowers and, on well-watered
  plants, particularly large orangey red fruit – no, not quite the size of basketballs but nearly the size of a small
  grape -- held beautifully against the autumn foliage of reds, oranges and yellows, a wonderful November
  sight. This plant frequently grown for bringing cuttings indoors through winter until the Cedar waxwings go to
  work. Bright light or dappled shade with supplemental summer water where dry. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5,
  possibly colder.
         $14                                                                           Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae
Viburnum plicatum 'Kern’s Pink'
  Beautifully layered deciduous shrub -- to 8 ft or so though easily kept smaller -- with ruffled leaves (think
  Lays potato chips) tinted rose-red and turning peachy to burgundy in fall. The pompom flowers are a rich
  cream to pink, a rarity in the viburnum world. Great for planting in light woodlands though perfectly at home
  in full sun if provided plenty of water. Hard to come by. Cold hardy to USDA zone 5.
         $16                                                                        Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae
Weigela 'Looymansii Aurea'
 Glowing yellow foliage emerges in spring and gradually fades to spring green on this handsome, deciduous
 shrub, to 4-6 ft tall and as wide. Pink flowers brushed with purple appear in late spring and early summer
 adding yet more bright cheer. Bright light with protection from the hottest sun keeps the foliage fresh along
 with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
       $13                                                                                        Diervillaceae
Yucca angustissima 'South Side'
 A Cistus introduction. This diminutive relative of Y. elata occurs mostly north of the Colorado River in the
 area fondly regarded as the Arizona strip. Our collection, from the Hualumpai area, was found hanging from
 cliffs over the Grand Canyon creating a small “tree” to about 3 ft with compact, symmetric heads of leaves
 adorned with silver filifers. Eventually offsets forming a small colony. A beautiful plant for repetition or for
 container specimen. And a bit easier to grow than its larger cousin. Particularly beautiful where the sun can
 backlight the foliage. Drought tolerant though summer water where particularly dry can speed growth in dry
 areas. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
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 Yucca baccata                                                                        spanish bayonet, banana yucca
  This trunk-forming yucca is a knockout in the landscape with curving trunks -- up to 10 per plant -- that snake
  out and stand up to 8 ft tall. Green leaves are stiff and decorated with longish filifers. Very architectural! In
  early summer, short flower stalks carry abundant white flowers. Full sun with excellent drainage, and, for best
  appearance, occasional summer water. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5 and possibly colder.
        $15                                                                                             Agavaceae
 Yucca elata - large form SBHMPS 6733
  As close to ‘It’ from the Addams Family as you can find in nature, this Cistus collected form is single-trunked
  and multi-branched yucca, to 10 ft tall and more, with long, hanging leaves and "gobs" of white flowers on tall
  stalks in summer. What's not to love? Sun, well-drained soil, and occasional summer water for best growth
  and appearance. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, or lower.
         $15                                                                                         Agavaceae
 Yucca nana [Rob Larkin]
  This segregate from the earlier named Y. harrimoniae is essentially a dwarf relative of the tree-like Y. elata.
  This from further west, in southwestern Utah, has nearly trunkless rosettes of 1/2" wide, bluish leaves adorned
  with attractive filifers, each rosette smaller than 6" or so and colonizing slowly. These plants look almost more
  like a delicate agave than a yucca. For sun to part shade where drainage is decent. Best provided with a bit
  more water and soil room for improved vigor. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.
         $14                                                                                           Agavaceae
 Yucca thompsoniana                                                                              Thompson's yucca
  Charming tree yucca, reaching up to 8 ft tall x 4 ft wide with leaves that are stiff and powder blue with
  serrated margins and early summer flowers, white on tall stalks above the leaves. Related to and sometimes
  overlapping with Yucca rostrata though somewhat shorter and more branched, the multiple heads looking
  something like a miniature Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia). Full sun with good drainage and some summer water is
  best. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone 5 or even lower.
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USDA zone: 5b

 Agave x arizonica - cl 2
  Wonderful endemic from central Arizona, almost undoubtedly a natural hybrid, originally from only a few
  plants growing among chaparral in miniature oaks and manzanita. This selection, given to us by the late agave
  God, Howard Scott Gentry, is of great ornamental and sentimental value to us. Rosettes are fairly slow
  growing, to 12" or so, with glossy green leaves edged in mahogany, slowly forming a colony to 2 ft across.
  Beautiful for rock garden, dry stone wall, or container. Not particularly fussy about moisture, though careful
  drainage and bright light are always a plus, and drier winter conditions can add several degrees. In our high
  desert, eastern Oregon garden survived a dip to -12F, upper zone 5, in 1990 under bone-dry conditions.
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 Yucca rostrata [Black Gap, TX collection]
  From the Big Bend region of Texas this colony, forming the northernmost habitat for the species and the only
  one in the United States, gives a beautiful cast to the entire landscape. Growing to over 10-12 ft, occasionally
  branching into small trees with 4-5 ft rosettes, they are truly a stunning creature and a perennial in my top 10
  favorite plants. That says a lot! Ours are seed grown and beautiful as garden or pot specimen with many
  hundreds of leaves in each, rustling like grass off a thickened trunk…but wait, there’s more! As an already
  frost hardy yucca, this is a northern colony, plants of which have survived in USDA zone 5, making it one of
  the two frost hardiest tree yuccas.
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USDA zone: 6

 Acer sempervirens                                                                                      cretan maple
  Native to the eastern Mediterranean, this handsome, evergreen to semi evergreen shrub or small tree can reach
  20 ft tall or so x 8-10 ft wide with leathery, dark green leaves, either 3-lobed or single, and smooth dark gray
  bark that matures to scaly and fissured. Extremely drought tolerant and frost hardy in USDA zone 6. For sun
  to part shade in lean soil with little summer water necessary once established. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA
  zone 6.
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 Acorus gramineus ‘Masamune’                                                                       dwarf sweet flag
  A very old Japanese cultivar, a true dwarf used mainly in bonsai work, but equally at home in the garden. To
  6" tall with grassy foliage in variegations of green and white. Slowly spreads in part shade to shade with
  consistent moisture. Even tolerates shallow standing water. Or tuck it here and there to hide the cracks. Frost
  hardy to -10F, in USDA zone 6.
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 Actinidia pilosula                                                                                variegated kiwi
  Stunning and rarely seen kiwi with long narrow leaves with white tips that contrast brilliantly with the basic
  green foliage, the coloration appearing and/or becoming more pronounced on mature vines. A deciduous vine,
  to 15-20 ft, with unusual flowers, clusters of pink blossoms, in spring. Originally from East Asia, these are
  vigorous growers, best with support in full sun to dappled shade or even full shade. Give them rich soil, moist
  and well-drained. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
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 Agave gracilipes - red spined clone                                                               slim footed agave
  A red-spined selection of this hardy and diverse species, a natural hybrid of A. neomexicana and A.
  lecheguilla from West Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico. These have narrow green to gray-green
  leaves with curved spines along the sides and a sturdy, sharp tip, very red in this form. Rosettes reach 12-18”
  tall x 18” wide and remain solitary, rarely offsetting. Best in lean, well-drained soil with occasional summer
  water for best growth and appearance. Frost hardy to at least –20F, USDA zone 5 and possibly lower.
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Agave mckelveyana SBH 6708
 This, one of our seed collections from the east slopes of the Hualapai mountains of northwestern Arizona at
 over 7000 ft, is not only a high elevation collection but represents robust plants, with narrow, blue-green
 leaves forming rosettes to 18 or 20", each fairly quick to offset. Full sun to dappled shade in hot places.
 Wonderful in rock gardens or as a filler among other larger plants. One of the hardiest to cold, to -10º F,
 USDA zone 6, and resilient to excess garden moisture provided excellent drainage.
       $15                                                                                            Agavaceae
Agave parryi (aff. var. couesii) SBHMPS 6725
 From one of our favorite places in Arizona, east of Prescott amid nolinas and ponderosa pines, this extremely
 hardy century plant grows in colonies of giant (nearly 2 ft), blue, artichoke-like rosettes. Its habitat is a cold
 climate where temperatures frequently drop below 0F and the ground is snow covered or frozen for long
 periods of time.These plants should be hardy to well below -10F, USDA zone 6. Although this population
 exhibits characteristics of both A. parryi and A. couesii, what we know for certain is that these beautiful blue
 plants are from the highest elevation we have ever found the species and should be exceedingly frost hardy
 with good air circulation, bright light and good drainage.
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Agave toumeyana var. bella                                                                 Toumey's century plant
 A rare and unusual plant with particularly dense rosettes, to 1 ft x 1 ft. The narrow, dark green leaves have
 striking white markings with decorative filifers or threads an added attraction. A colonizer from high
 elevations of central Arizona, this form makes a fine rock garden specimen if excellent drainage and bright
 light can be maintained. Protect from excess winter moisture. Cold hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, or below in
 dry soil.
        $16                                                                                           Agavaceae
Agave x gracilipes [Alamagordo, NM 5000 ft]
 This collection, from seed, represents one of the westernmost populations of this wide-ranging and variable
 hybrid between A. neomexicana and A. lecheguilla, the offspring sometimes resembling either parent and
 appearing here as gracile, star-shaped plants with dark spination and the lighter leaf markings of parent A.
 lecheguilla but with a much neater rosette and bluish color. Sweet! Slowly offsetting in bright light for best
 color. Quite drought tolerant but more robust with a real or artificial thunder shower every once in a while.
 Frost hardy in USDA zone 6 with decent drainage. Handsome container plant.
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Agave x gracilis
 The name A. gracilis applies to a group of plants in northwestern Texas into New Mexico, natural hybrids
 between A. lecheguilla and A. neomexicana. This forms blue-gray rosettes of narrow leaves with horizontal
 striping. Rosettes of about 12” make a dense colony if allowed. Bright light and average to gritty, well-
 drained soil. Collected in the Guadeloupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico at 6200 ft making frost
 hardiness probable well into USDA zone 6.
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Amorphophallus konjac                                                                                 voodoo lily
 This arum from southeast Asia is widely cultivated for its edible tuber but we grow it for the huge tropical
 looking leaves and "snakeskin" stem. In spring, long before the leaves appear, a huge and astonishing flower
 dazzles with a 2 ft, purple spadix standing above the purple-black spathe. (The "perfume", designed to attract
 flys for pollination, can be mitigated by simply rinsing the flower.) Plant stems and leaves develop after a
 well-deserved rest and can reach 6 ft tall in part sun to shade with regular summer water. Cold hardy to USDA
 zone 6.
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Arctostaphylos viscida [Rogue Valley]
  In our never ending quest to bring more western natives to light, this beautiful native of California and
  southern Oregon, probably the subspecies pulchella, was collected from robust specimens in Oregon's Rogue
  Valley growing to 8-10 ft with striking silver-blue leaves, mahogany bark, and winter/spring flowers of shell
  to coral pink followed by warm orange fruit in autumn. Attractive to wild life, especially bears ... oh well.
  Who wouldn't love it? Requirements includes the need for well-drained soil, toasty dry summers, and sun, lots
  of sun. Otherwise, frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6. Get you one!
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Arisaema taiwanense                                                                             taiwan cobra lily
  Extremely rare in commerce but we have a good supply from seeds collected by intrepid friends. The lizard-
  mottled stems bursts out of the woodland ground in April followed by dazzling, cobra-lily black flowers and
  mind-boggling, deeply cut, acid-flashback leaves. For shade to dappled shade in rich soil with average of
  summer water. Frost hardy in the ground in upper USDA zone 6, possibly lower.
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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'                                                           Western mugwort
  From the famed British plantswoman of the same name, this lovely evergreen perennial, from about 18" to 4 ft
  tall, is perfect for a sunny location with very good drainage. Both erect stems and leaves are silver-white,
  adding contrast and texture. Summer flowers are yellow on tallish stems, not significant. Half to full sun.
  Though drought tolerant, occasional summer water replenishes the abundant foliage. Plants can be sheared to
  reshape. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6. Much prettier than its common name would suggest.
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Asarum splendens                                                                                     orifice ginger
 A hardy evergreen ginger from China for a shaded nook. Cyclamen-like foliage, green mottled with with gray-
 silver, to only 6" tall, spreads moderately by underground rhizomes making a good groundcover for shade.
 The flowers are also wonderful, sometimes hidden but often upfacing, purple with white markings. One of the
 best of the genus and worth kneeling for in spring. Shade is best in rich soil with regular summer water. Bait
 for slugs. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
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Aspidistra elatior 'Amanogawa'                                                                       Cast Iron Plant
 First introduced to the U.S., we believe, by Barry Yinger, this diminutive evergreen perennial, to about 1 ft or
 so in height, has very shiny leaves in dense clumps, each leaf stripped and splashed various shades of gold.
 Not the most stable creature in the world ... but then, neither are most of our friends ... and should be relieved
 of the occasional rogue green sport that might appear. Slow growing but one of the more striking variegated
 cast iron plants. Fine in even the very darkest shade with summer water to establish and for faster growth.
 Excellent container plant for medium to very low light. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
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Beesia deltophylla
  Very nice small, evergreen groundcover from China with shiny, heart-shaped leaves and spikes of white
  flowers in late summer. Lovely vein patterns add texture to the leathery foliage. Plants form clumps 18” wide
  x 1 ft tall in dappled shade to full shade. Tolerant of many soils but best planted in areas that are consistently
  moist and well-drained soil. Creates a good backdrop for other shade loving perennials. Frost hardy in USDA
  zone 6.
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Begonia emeiensis DJHC 98479
  A Dan Hinkley collection from Emei Shan and a striking addition to the increasingly large repertoire of
  begonias hardy in USDA zone 6 or above, this with 6-8” succulent, heart-shaped leaves and, in late summer
  and fall, attractive clusters of luscious pink flowers within the canopy. Shade to afternoon shade in moist
  conditions. Evergreen into the upper 20s F; deciduous but resprouting handily in early spring after
  temperatures as low as -10F, USDA zone 6, especially if mulched. A swollen (node) at the end of each leaf
  petiole can sprout and increase the plant. Easy
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Buxus microphylla 'Curly Locks'
 A most attractive small boxwood, slow growing to 3 ft or so with narrow curled leaves, just as the name
 would imply, providing wonderful texture for the garden. Evergreen with leaves tinting only faintly to that
 dead meat look of winter boxwood (ok, so we could have found a better descriptor). This, however, is offset
 by the typical male cat fragrance given off by most boxwoods....hummmm. Frost hardy to below 0F, into
 USDA zone 6. And all this can be yours brightening that somewhat shaded spot with a bit of summer water.
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Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Variegata' - dwarf form
 Well...kind of dwarf anyway. Given to us several years ago by the late, great gardener Jane Platt, this compact
 6-8 footer has a naturally pyramidal growth and pleasingly cream and green leaves with nary a reversion to
 date. Excellent and hardy as a container or hedge plant. And easily shorn if a more formal look is desired. Sun
 to dappled shade with regular summer water at least until well established. Frost hardy in low USDA zone 6,
 we hear, possibly colder.
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Buxus sempervirens 'Golden Swirl'                                                                   common box
 A collection from a lone surviving shrub in the shade of an ancient pecan in a North Portland “garden”, this 8
 ft boxwood has a tall, rather narrow habit, with upright branchlets and a pleasing creamy-gold variegation
 throughout the leaves. Drought tolerant and vigorous. You should have one. We would like to see it used as
 good garden furniture. Considering its “habitat” it must be very drought tolerant and, from the original plant’s
 appearance, able to withstand occasional pruning with chainsaws. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6, at least.
       $14                                                                                           Buxaceae
Chaenomeles japonica. - rich red                                                                 flowering quince
 Shared with us by plantsman Kevin Smith, a wonderful quince adorned with brick-red flowers from as early
 as December in our climate through April in most climates, each flower contrasted with a rich boss of yellow
 stamens. Compared to another of our favorites, C. japonica 'Atsuya Hamada', this is a lighter color with more
 orange pigment. A medium shrub, to 6-8 ft, and spineless, thank you very much. These are particularly
 floriferous and good for forcing -- to do what is up to you. For full sun to part shade with regular summer
 water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6 and possibly colder.
        $18                                                                                            Rosaceae
Chaenomeles x superba 'Mandarin’                                                                  flowering quince
 One of our favorite quinces, another spineless shrub, to only about 4 ft tall, possibly 5, with deep coral-orange
 flowers over a long season in winter and spring. We have planted ours with golden foliage such as Choisya
 ternata ‘Sundance’ for, if we say so ourselves, a dazzling winter effect. Excellent for cut flowers. Full sun to
 medium shade with occasional summer water to improve bud set. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6, possibly 5.
       $14                                                                                             Rosaceae
Chrysanthemum pacificum ‘Pink Ice’
 An evergreen mum often grown for its handsome foliage -- lovely dark green leaves edged in the silver color
 of the leaf undersides. Plants form a dense mound to 18" tall and, eventually, 3 ft wide making a good ground
 cover. Autumn flowers simmer a soft pink with large yellow centers clustered above the foliage. Full sun to
 part shade especially in hot summer climates. Good drainage is essential for winter survival. Prefers average
 summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5 with protection.
        $9                                                                                         Asteraceae
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Dacrydioides’                                                     Whip-cord Japanese cedar
  Stunning shrub to small tree, to as much as 10-20 ft tall eventually, with long, pendulous branches and gray-
  green, aromatic foliage that adds brown overtones in winter. Needle-like leaves overlap, creating a rope-like,
  or whipcord texture. Best in full sun with adequate summer water in soil that drains well. Frost hardy to at
  least USDA zone 6.
        $15                                                                                        Taxodiaceae
Decumaria barbara SBH 2320                                                                              woodvamp
 Our collection of this lovely, climbing hydrangea relative from east central Georgia (also a newly charted,
 very northern habitat of the needle palm, Rhapidophyllum hystrix). These most attractive vines make an
 evergreen groundcover or a dense, clinging vine for tree or trellis, flowering only after they have climbed a
 year or two with white lace caps held horizontally against the foliage. Enjoys summer water in sun or shade,
 flowering more heavily in sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6, probably zone 5.
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Epipactis gigantea 'Serpentine Night'                                                 Black foliaged ground orchid
  Found in the gorge where Parker’s dramatic 150 ft fall led to this plant... and a helicopter ride to the
  Emergency Room. This selection by horticulturist Roger Raiche. Moist shade is best for this West Coast
  native orchid. Expect it to go summer dormant when the grassy unwatered lawns of Portland go brown. Easy
  in the ground and frost hardy to USDA zone 6 or lower.
         $18                                                                                         Orchidaceae
Eucomis comosa ‘Maroon Margin’                                                                       Pineapple Lily
  An exquisite plant with an unexciting name. This pineapple lily from the Drakensburg Mountains of South
  Africa forms a slowly colonizing clump of wide-leaved, deep green rosettes -- edged burgundy in this form. In
  late summer the flowers appear as dense clusters atop the long stem, supported and topped by small rosettes of
  leaves -- yes, looking very much like a pineapple. A native of moist swales, all Eucomis are tolerant of heavy
  soil. This species is deciduous at first frost, resprouting as soon as soil warms. Even moisture. Frost hardy to
  USDA zone 6 with many reports of success in 5. Mulch where soil freezes deeply.
         $14                                                                                            Liliaceae
Forsythia viridissima var. koreana ‘Kumson’
  From Korea, a new forsythia on the scene, growing to about 4-6 ft and providing creamy yellow flowers in
  January, for us; to February and March in colder climates. The leaves present the most unique feature,
  patterned and veined with cream and white, the patterns becoming infused with pink and maroon as the late
  fall color settles in, for year round-interest rather than the one-shot show that forsythias usually provide. Plant
  as with other forsythias in sun to dappled shade and provide summer water in dry climes. Frost hardy to
  USDA zone 6.
         $12                                                                                              Oleaceae
Helleborus x orientalis - bicolor blue
 From Cistus Nursery's breeding program, these lovely winter bloomers have deep plum flowers with an
 almost late blue cast to the outer petals. Perfect for bringing color to the shady garden spot in late winter to
 early spring. Part shade, dappled shade, deep shade -- all are good, with occasional summer water. Frost hardy
 in USDA zone 6 and possibly below.
        $17                                                                                       Ranunculaceae
Helleborus x sternii - very silver
 A third generation selection from particularly silver parentage, plants from our own garden. The interspecies
 crosses of H. argutifolius x H. lividus are grown for their handsome, silver-grey-green foliage with white
 veins and hints of purple -- this form adding blue and purple accents to the mix. Flowers of lime-green flushed
 pink appear in late spring. To only 18-24" tall and wide in full to half sun. Accepts regular garden water and
 occasional summer drought as well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
        $16                                                                                     Ranunculaceae
Hermodactylus tuberosus                                                                        Snake's head iris
 Wonderfully exotic, wonderfully fragrant, late winter flowering irid from the Mediterranean regions in unique
 colors of beige and purple blue. To 12-18" tall. Rhizomatous and forming colonies that love sun and gritty
 soil. Seemingly, the more extreme the climate, the better. Though this irid would hate hothouse conditions, it
 has grown and flowered profusely adjacent to a heat loving tuberose. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hatsushima'
 A medium growing mop-top with pleasing blue-violet flowers, the flowers deepening in intensity over the
 summer into autumn. But even more exciting these have consistently white streaked leaves making it a
 beautiful woodland shrub contrastingly greatly with the flowers. (We have found our plants to occasionally
 throw a green reversion so best to prune accordingly.) Best in damp, well-drained soil preferably in dappled
 shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
       $16                                                                                   Hydrangeaceae
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mickanya’
 A mophead hydrangea with violet flowers and dense, glossy green, rounded leaves -- rather different from
 other deciduous hydrangeas. A small to medium shrub, to only 4 ft tall or a bit more. For sun or dappled to
 part shade in hottest climates, in rich, well-drained soil with consistent summer moisture. Frost hardy in
 USDA zone 6.
       $16                                                                                     Hydrangeaceae
Jasminum nudiflorum 'Aureum'                                                                Golden Winter Jasmine
  Rare, diminutive form of the winter jasmine, reaching to less than 4 ft tall but bright with yellow-splashed
  leaves and, before the leaves appear, the same yellow flowers as the species in late winter to early spring. The
  willowy stems are attractive as well in winter. Beautiful year round for espalier, hanging baskets, or ground
  cover. Flowers best in bright light, sun to part shade. Very drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy to
  -10F, USDA zone 6.
        $11                                                                                             Oleaceae
Kniphofia northiae                                                                                      giant poker
 A hot poker that always looks good. Evergreen plant, from seed collected in South Africa by Cistus, has
 yucca-like leaves, to 6” wide x 2 ft long, and a bit of a trunk. Thick flowers of creamy yellow topped with
 salmon appear in early spring and often in fall. Full to part sun in any soil, any drainage. Drought tolerant but
 best with summer water. Adaptable! Cold hardy to USDA zone 6.
       $13                                                                                       Asphodelaceae
Leptodermis oblonga
  A strange little deciduous shrub, belonging to a whole genus of strange little shrubs, this Himalayan is
  compact, to only 12-18" tall with truly tiny, 1-2 mm. leaves and light pink, lightly fragrant flowers densely
  held along the branches beginning in spring. It can be kept flowering for long periods by occasional pinching
  and adding in moderate nutrients. A most interesting addition to the well-drained border or rock garden in full
  sun to part shade with average summer water. Very good trough plant. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
        $14                                                                                           Rubiaceae
Lilium sargentiae                                                                                      sargent’s lily
  From wild collected Chinese seed, this 5 ft tall, intensely fragrant lily has an odd purple-green corolla with a
  white and yellow throat. Easy in the garden in rich, well-drained soil. Returns faithfully. Sun to part sun with
  afternoon shade in hottest climates. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
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Lilium x ‘Arthur Grove’
  Seedlings from the register 'Frex Vico Gold' (L. sulphureum pollinated by L. regale 'Royal Gold'), reaching to
  7 ft tall with very fragrant yellow flowers, many showing peach and pink hues. Superior to other Grex
  seedlings and vigorous in the garden, often flowering within a year from seed and showing some of the best
  characteristics from both Asiatic and trumpet lilies. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6. Be part of the experiment.
  These are flowering size.
         $12                                                                                         Liliaceae
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'                                                                     white lily turf
  A durable ground cover for full sun to full shade, with narrow, dark green leaves and white, grape hyacinth-
  like flowers rising above the foliage on 6" spikes in early summer. Slowly spreads by underground rhizomes
  to form small clumps 1-2 ft wide. Good under trees or shrubs where grass refuses to grow. Full sun in cool,
  coastal conditions; a bit of shade in hotter places. Evergreen in USDA zone 7 and frost hardy in zone 6.
         $12                                                                                         Liliaceae
Liriope muscari ‘Okina’                                                                        Frosted Monkey Grass
  Brighten a garden spot with this stunning, clumping monkey grass, to 10” tall, from China. Evergreen leaves
  emerge a very eye-catching white in spring and become streaked through the season, turning all green in the
  fall. Stalks of lilac flowers in late summer add to the delight of this special plant. For sun to shade. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 6.
         $16                                                                                              Liliaceae
Liriope muscari ‘Pee Dee Gold Ingot’                                                                 golden lily turf
  This golden-foliaged monkey grass, from the highlands of Kentucky, can take a bit of shade and still flower
  just like the regular green one, producing purple clusters in midsummer, a great contrast with the chartreuse
  foliage. Accepts half sun to full shade, growing to 12” or so. Useful as edging or in a container. Be the first on
  the block with this stunner. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
         $12                                                                                            Liliaceae
Lithocarpus densiflorus var. echinoides SBH 7413
  A favorite West Coast native shrub and very diminutive form of the tan oak. These Siskiyou Mountains
  endemics grow only to 3-4 ft in height, forming dense rounded shrubs. The leaves -- to 2" and the most
  intense light blue we have ever found in this collection from the Oregon Mountain -- have undersides of
  nearly white and new growth a blue-tinted-pink and furry.The flowers look those of a chestnut with branched,
  cream-colored inflorescences and golden brown “acorns.” Tough, native mostly to serpentine soil regions,
  they seem at home anywhere on the West Coast with lean soil and away from summer garden water. Not a
  plant for humid summer climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
         $14                                                                                        Fagaceae
Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’
  If you are going to commit a horticultural faux pas, you might as well do it with this. Evergreen shrub, to 4-6
  ft with tiny green leaves edged yellow, remaining so in a bit of shade; variegation becomes less distinct, more
  overall yellow, in brightest light. ‘Lemon Beauty’ makes a very nice low hedge. As a single plant, it shines.
  Sun to part shade with normal water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
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Lonicera nitida ‘Red Tips’
  A new cultivar of this very useful, small-leaved, evergreen shrub with red new growth that matures to dark
  green with hints of red. Seems to top out at about 4 ft or so. Useful as formal or informal hedge, accent, or
  foundation plant. Full to part sun with regular summer water for best appearance. Easily pruned to shape.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
         $9                                                                                      Caprifoliaceae
Mahonia repens                                                                                  creeping mahonia
 Native from British Columbia to northern California and east to the Rocky Mountains, this evergreen shrub
 can reach 18" tall and spread to 3 ft or so wide, creating an attractive and useful groundcover. Leaves are
 holly-like, bluish green in summer, adding purple tones in cold weather. Clusters of yellow flowers appear in
 spring followed by blue-purple berries that are good for feeding birds or making jelly. Enjoys well-drained
 soil in full sun to light shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepts summer water as well. Frost hardy
 in USDA zone 6.
         $4                                                                                      Berberidaceae
Ophiopogon japonicus var. nana ‘Minor’                                                        Dwarf Mondo Grass
 This, the tiniest of the dwarf mondo grasses, is an extremely slow-growing, evergreen lily-turf, spreading only
 about 1" per year, so plant densely if you want coverage in your lifetime. Perfect for the tiny garden. The
 flowers are white and the berries sky-blue. Fine in part sun with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA
 zone 6.
       $11                                                                           Liliaceae / Asparagaceae
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei                                                Trelease's beavertail prickly pear
 A most attractive beavertail prickly pear, once having inhabited vast areas of California's southern San
 Joaquin Valley and now reduced to but a few populations. Forms individual clumps to 18" or 2 ft, with light
 blue pads adorned with small, golden spines and glochids, and, in spring, light, almost orchid-like, pink
 flowers. Sun, lean soil and well-drained soil, and little summer water. Able to take winter dampness along as
 the drainage is excellent. Frost hardy to at least USDA zone 6.
       $12                                                                                           Cactaceae
Oxalis triangularis 'Purpurea'                                                                 purple shamrock
 Sweet perennial, to only 10" tall and spreading, with dark, dark maroon leaves, indeed triangular, topped with
 small pink flowers in spring. Dappled shade to part shade with average summer moisture in rich soil. Goes
 dormant without water or in a cold winter. Bulbs are frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
         $6                                                                                      Oxalidaceae
Petasites frigidus var. palmatus ‘Golden Palms’                                                     golden coltsfoot
  A golden form of our northwest native, originally collected by Chuck Pavlich. The bright yellow, fragrant
  leaves are palmate and deeply lobed and can reach 2 ft in diameter on 12" stems. Whitish flowers are
  produced in late winter/early spring before the foliage is fully present. Best in a shaded spot. Spreading by
  underground rhizomes, this herbaceous perennial is an exuberant grower where moisture is plentiful; more
  restrained with average water; can go dormant if dry in summer. You decide. Frost hardy to -20F, USDA zone
  6.
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Quercus chrysolepis                                                                                Cañon Live Oak
 An extremely handsome, evergreen native oak found in western dry country and able to withstand great
 drought, these from acorns collected in the wild near Cave Junction, Oregon at 4000 ft. Wonderfully adapted
 to dry summer climates and very successful as a street tree. Fast growing when young and slowing in
 maturity, these can reach 20-30 ft in your lifteime in deep soil with bright sun to part shade. Frost hardy into at
 least the single digits, F, low USDA zone 7. Can be shrubby when young so encourage a strong leader.
        $16                                                                                            Fagaceae
Rohdea japonica ‘Mure-suzume’
 Exquisitely variegated, miniature Rohdea with 8-12'' rosettes and diminutive deep green leaves streaked and
 margined cream and white. Very slow growing. Excellent as a pot specimen or in a small space in the
 woodland garden. Lovers of deep shade and even moisture for best growth. Frost hardy to USDA zone 6.
       $21                                                                                          Liliaceae
Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'                                                                       limelight stonecrop
  A bright sedum for SHADE! A vigorous Japanese variety, compact and low growing with yellow flowers in
  summer and bright foliage forming evergreen mats to 2-4" tall x 12-24" wide. Lime-colored, succulent leaves
  have bronzy tones in colder weather adding color to any part of the garden. Also good in containers. Morning
  sun to dappled shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established -- after the first season. Said to
  be deer resistant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
         $7                                                                                         Crassulaceae
Sedum spathulifolium ssp. anomalum [Italian Bar, CA]
  This variant of our own western native comes from the central Sierra Nevada and Tuolomne county in the
  region of Italian Bar -- not a place for cocktails but rather a series of beautiful cliffs along the Stanislaus River
  where this lovely creature forms compact carpets of deep green, shiny foliage, spreading quickly and quite
  happily. A good contrast with lighter blue succulents or an understory of native shrubs and grasses. Quite
  summer drought tolerant. This we suspect is of USDA zone 6 frost hardiness.
        $7                                                                                              Crassulaceae
Stachyurus praecox ‘Sterling Silver’                                                     variegated golden spike-tail
  A nice variegated stachyurus, the leaves green with white margins, with the same long racemes of flowers
  hanging down in late winter. Originating in Japan, this is a largish shrub, to 6-8 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide, with an
  upright, multistemmed habit. Deciduous, providing yellow fall color before the leaves drop. Best with
  afternoon shade and plentiful summer water. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6.
        $16                                                                                          Stachyuraceae
Teucrium scorodonia ‘Crispum’                                                              curly leaved germander
  A plant for dry shade! and pretty with bright green leaves that are crinkled and ruffled on the edges as well as
  fuzzy and aromatic. Did we mention drought tolerant once established? Grown for the foliage but flowers in
  summer with spikes of creamy flowers flushed pink. These mounding perennials, to 12-18" tall and spreading
  into 2 ft colonies, enjoy sun (with some water) to shade -- a ground cover that looks good in any conditions.
  Frost hardy to at least USDA zone 6.
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Tricyrtis macranthopsis                                                                                  Toad Lily
  This, to us, is the gateway toadlily, an intriguing herbaceous perennial that turned us on to so many others
  worthy of growing. To 18” tall with weeping foliage of shiny bright green and, beginning in mid summer,
  large, 1” yellow flowers, bell-shaped and sometimes with minute polka dots or raspberry spreckles. A must-
  have in the garden for the scale and colors, the flowers sometimes continuing into December. Slower than
  some other species, but well worth it. Enjoys summer moisture, rich soil, and, for us, dappled late afternoon
  shade to avoid leaf burn. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.
         $12                                                                                           Liliaceae
Umbellularia californica - dwarf form SBH [O'Brien Bog]
 A Cistus introduction. Dwarf Oregon myrtle (or dwarf California bay if living south of 42 degrees north). A
 normally stately tree in the avocado family inhabiting western Oregon and coastal California, these Siskiyou
 endemic forms reach only 6-8 ft as dense shrubs with evergreen leaves emerging bronze and aging to deep
 green. This clone becomes a dense, pyramidal form with leaves held upright displaying bluish undersides. A
 perfect chance to acquire this wonderful species in a manageable size. Small clusters of brush-like, yellow
 flowers produce shiny, green, nearly 1" “avocados” in autumn. Aromatic leaves can be used as seasoning
 (they are related to the Grecian Laurus nobilis). Should be an iconic shrub for the West Coast. Drought
 tolerant for sun or part shade. Frost hardy to -10F, USDA zone 6, at least.
       $14                                                                                         Lauraceae
x Pyracomeles vilmorinii
  An interesting, arching cross between Pyracantha crenatoserrata and x Osteomeles subrotunda with small,
  lobed leaves, deeply cut, and profuse, white flowers followed by pink-red berries. Birds LOVE them. A 3-4 ft
  x 4-6 ft, semi-evergreen shrub for a sunny bit of your garden in moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous but frost
  hardy at the bottom of USDA zone 6 and possibly into zone 5.
        $15                                                                                          Rosaceae
Yucca schottii                                                                     schott's Yucca, mountain yucca
 From the mountains of southwestern New Mexico, a hardy yucca, single-trunked in youth to about 6 ft tall x 4
 ft wide; multi-trunked and up to 20 ft tall with time in optimal conditions, the leaves -- to 3 ft long and gray-
 blue-green -- are sharply pointed and, though stiff, are more flexible than other tree-forming yuccas. Early
 summer flowers are white on tall stalks. For sun to part shade and very drought tolerant, this is an excellent
 garden species and very frost hardy, accepting temperatures to -10F, USDA zone 6.
       $14                                                                                             Agavaceae
Zantedeschia aethiopica - super dwarf form
  Given to us many years ago by Western Hills Nursery's Marshall Olbrich, one can only say these are "cute",
  especially the calla. To only about 20" tall and quickly clumping, with mostly evergreen leaves, only 4-5
  “ across as are the flowers. Drought tolerant though can sit in standing water at least in the summer seasons.
  Leaves will frost down only below 20F; ground hardy into USDA zone 6 if well mulched.
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USDA zone: 6b

 Arctostaphylos x miwukka 'Blue Point'
   This selection, another choice by Allan Taylor from a lovely group of natural hybrids in Eldorado County
   California, is an evergreen mounding shrub, to 3 ft tall or a bit more, with particularly large pale blue leaves,
   to 3", on contrasting mahogany-red stems, to 4 ft, with peachy pink flowers in profusion from late winter to
   mid spring. Best in mineral soil that drains well in full sun with very little summer water once established.
   Frost hardy in USDA zone 6b. (A. x miwukka is a stable hybrid between A. viscida ssp. mariposa x A.
   patula.)
          $15                                                                                            Ericaceae
 Aucuba himalaica var. dolichophylla
  Sweet shrub to small tree with 5", evergreen leaves, long and narrow and, in this form, particularly prominent
  cream-yellow spotting over the dark green leaf surface -- just enough to create a texture moment. Useful in
  otherwise difficult conditions, from the darkest garden corners to places where root competition is severe.
  These can reach small tree size, but remain within the 8-10 ft range in the garden, easily kept smaller. Part to
  full shade serves best in rich soil with summer water for best appearance though some drought is tolerated.
  Frost hardy to just below 0F, upper USDA zone 6.
         $16                                                                                        Garryaceae
 Erysimum 'Parrish's'

   Perennial wallflower, new to us, shared by Britain's John Grimshaw and one of his favorites for its vibrant
   flowers all summer long, opening from blue-black buds and varying in color from reddish-purple to very dark
   red. Delicious! This cultivar reaches 2 ft tall, forming clumps to 3 ft wide. It is also known for its ability to
   flower through all kinds of dastardly weather, including this 2010/11 winter, a particularly harsh one in the
   United Kingdom. Full sun to dappled shade with summer water. Fairly long lived with well-drained soil; we
   recommend cuttings every so many years to rejuvenate the plant. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 7 and even
   into zone 6.
         $12                                                                                          Brassicaceae
 Jasminum sp. DJHC 056
   A collection from the wilds of China shared with us by plantsman Dan Hinkley, it is probably Jasminum
   humile ssp. revolutum. If so, it is a fairly diminutive form; our plants have grown over the years to about 4-5 ft
   with glossy green stems and fine-textured, multi-leafletted leaves of only 1" or 2". Cream flowers with a very
   light fragrance top the plant in mid to late summer. Keep watered in summer; provide fertile soil with bright
   light to dappled shade. A surprisingly cold hardy form; fellow garden friends in colder parts of the world
   report upper USDA zone 6 having had no ill effects on these plants.
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - spikey form
 Purples and blacks - a perfect contrast or background for just about anything, for the Goth look. This small lily
 relative, to 6" with particularly spiky leaves, spreads contentedly with plenty of moisture. Pretty when the
 small lilac flowers appear on short spikes above the foliage. Average summer water in full sun to deep shade;
 a bit slow growing either way. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 6.
        $12                                                                           Liliaceae / Asparagaceae
Opuntia acanthocarpa ‘High Ho Silver’
 Introduced by cactus maven, Sarah McCombs, this 5 ft chollo, with 2” stems clothed in brilliant, silver-white
 spines, makes an outstanding garden or pot specimen especially where backlit by the sun. Extremely drought
 tolerant but fastest growing with occasional summer thunderstorms… even those from hoses. Tolerates
 temperatures a little below 0F with ease, upper USDA zone 6. Best not planted near helium balloons but,
 otherwise, very easygoing.
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Quercus graciliformis                                                                    Chisos Oak, Slender oak
 Closely related to and possibly a variant of Q. canbyi, the lovely Chisos oak is found primarily in dry canyons
 of the Chisos Mountains in western Texas. A small tree, semi-evergreen and slow growing, it can reach 30 ft
 tall and wide with long, narrow, leathery leaves edged with widely spaced, short, pointed lobes. Arching
 branches suggest the common name of graceful oak. Best in full to part sun in gritty, well-drained soil. Needs
 occasional summer water in hottest climates and tolerates regular water with good drainage. Evergreen where
 frosts are short and mild; deciduous in colder areas, dropping leaves in shades of red and orange. Frost hardy
 to at least USDA zone 7 and probably zone 6.
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Rhodophiala bifida                                                                                    oxblood lily
 Lovely South American equivalent of the South African amaryllis. Flowers in late summer with deep dusky-
 red, lily-like blooms on 1 ft stems. Grass-like, strappy leaves follow the flowers. Easy in the garden, in well-
 drained soil with protection from the very hottest sun. Water in their growing season. Easily grown as a
 houseplant and encouraged into bloom for the holiday season. Frost hardy with mulch in upper USDA zone 6.
        $15                                                                                     Amaryllidaceae
Rohdea japonica 'New Moon'
 Petite selection of this Japanese iconic plant growing to about 12" in height and width with graceful narrow,
 deep green leaves, streaked and striped white. Small flowers lead to attractive red fruit from late fall through
 spring. Slow growing but tough; able to withstand the deepest shade or pot culture in dark rooms. Think
 Sanseverria...but wait, there's more. This little evergreen is frost hardy into USDA zone 6. Loves warmth and
 humidity in summer for fastest growth.
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 Rubus pentalobus 'Sonya's Parasol'                                                 Variegated creeping raspberry
  A sport of a most useful, groundcovering rubus, Sonya's Parasol maintains wonderfully cream-streaked, shiny
  green leaves on plants rarely exceeding 4" in height but spreading to form a small groundcover or container
  plant. We were thrilled to find this as our own variegated introduction was lost some years ago. Good for
  lighting the understory of small shrubs or shady nooks. Works in fairly deep shade to all but the most blasty
  full sun. Would like regular water in dry places. Frost hardy to upper zone 6.
         $13                                                                                         Rosaceae
 Yucca faxoniana [Albuquerque]
  Another of the tough Yucca faxoniana, this one collected near Albuquerque, New Mexico with the same 3-4 ft
  rosettes of stiff, emerald-green leaves, each leaf adorned with symmetric, pearly cream to brown filifers.
  Quick to form full sized rosettes; slow to build a trunk that eventually reaches to 16 ft or more; and slow to
  branch. Fastest when given plenty of root room, free draining soil, and some supplemental water in very dry
  summer places. Excellent container plants. Prefer bright light. USDA zone 7 with some success in warm zone
  6 with excellent drainage and protection from freezing winds.
        $15                                                                                            Agavaceae

USDA zone: 7

 Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel'                                                         Variegated Bear’s Breech
  The first variegated acanthus, still very new and still exciting, the green leaves splashed with creamy white
  and later lined in white. And the flowers are PINK! To 2 ft tall by 3 ft wide. Evergreen to 20F in a protected
  spot; otherwise leafing out in spring. Part sun to shade in well-drained soil. As with many acanthus, somewhat
  drought tolerant once established. Root hardy in USDA zone 7.
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 Acer rubescens [Taroko, Taiwan]
  A Phillip McDougal collection from Taiwan at 2800 meters, this "stripped bark" maple has triangular leaves
  of green-tinted-red and vibrant late red and orange fall color. Bark is also green brushed gray and blue. To 25
  to 35 ft in the garden with regular summer water and good drainage. Best to be conservative with pruning this
  plant as the shape can easily be ruined. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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 Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue'                                                                          lily of the nile
  Gorgeous globes of deep blue-violet flowers on 2.5 ft stalks appear in July and August above 18-24” clumps
  of dark green, strap-like leaves, narrower than other forms. This Irish selection of a South African native loves
  sun to part shade, plenty of fertilizer in summer, and well-drained soil. Needs water during the growing
  season; resents too much water at any time. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Agapanthus 'Streamline'                                                                             lily of the nile
 The medium blue flowers -- with hints of lavender and a darker strip on the petals -- are lovely in July and
 August on this dwarf, evergreen perennial to only 16" tall. This selection of a South African native requires
 well-drained soil and sun to part shade for best performance. Tolerates some drought once established and
 resents too much water but thrives with regular moisturizing in the growing season. Frost hardy in USDA
 zone 7. An excellent cut flower.
       $15                                                                                     Amaryllidaceae
Agave 'Green Goblet'
 A form selected in the high Sierra Madre Orientale of eastern Mexico by Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Rosch.
 This plant is likely A. gentryi with a little A. montana thrown in and forms 4-5 ft rosettes of fleshy, moss-
 green leaves beautifully patterned and indented. From pine/oak woodland, it is adaptable to moist soil and
 even partial shade where autumn leaves won't collect in the rosettes. Thus far has been hardy to close to 0F,
 USDA zone 7. However, the colder the climate, the more sun and drainage should be provided.
       $16                                                                                            Agavaceae
Agave 'Mr. Ripples'
 Yes, the leaf edges are wavy on this lovely agave, an introduction by Yucca Do Nursery, possibly a cross
 between A. salmiana and A. protoamericana. Forms single rosettes to 3-4 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide, the toothed
 green leaves with a bluish tinge and velvety texture. Full sun with good drainage and little summer water.
 Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
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Agave aff. parryi [Sedona, AZ]
 This flat, rosetted form (arguably A. parryi v. couseii) was collected by friend Pat McCracken between
 Sedona and Flagstaff Arizona at about 5700 ft. Offsetting while young, these form slowly spreading clumps,
 each plant up to 25" or more in diameter. Though particularly attractive if planted in bright red sandstone
 cliffs, any planting combination will do, where light is bright and drainage is very good. More tolerant of
 summer garden water than other agaves. Having been found in a cold canyon, we expect frost hardiness
 between -10 and 0F, USDA zone 7, at least. A very good container plant as well.
        $14                                                                                          Agavaceae
Agave chrysantha 'Blue Streak'
 A new Cistus introduction. Found near the Barnhard Trail in central Arizona, where diversity among the
 species if common. This form had the unusual habit of sending out colonies of young plants, each a rather
 pale, jaw-dropping, almost celadon blue. Given the habitat and this plant's situation in a northern aspect, we
 expect tolerance for anything we throw at it and others of its ilk. To about 5 ft x 5 ft with narrow, banded
 leaves. Prefers decent drainage, as one would expect, and winter drought. Happy with fairly generous summer
 water to push it along. Frost hardy, we believe, to between 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7, and possibly tougher.
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Agave montana ‘Baccarat’
 A selection by Yucca Do Nursery, from high elevation in Mexico’s Nuevo León Province, named after a fine
 crystal because of the leaf imprints on the backs of glaucous leaves that end in spiny black tips - very
 dramatic. Forms striking clumps to 2 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Sun, lean soil, and good drainage. Frost hardy in upper
 USDA zone 7.
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Agave murpheyi                                                                                   murphey's agave
 Sweet little agave, from mid elevation deserts of central Arizona into Sonora, often found associated with
 Native American sites. To 18", or 2 feet at most, with narrow, upright leaves, slightly recurved and steel to
 powder blue. Offsetting fairly quickly. The eventual flowers also produce tiny bulbils -- as the song goes --
 which might explain its being spread by people in the early days. Because of its drier habitats we keep ours in
 pots with very well drained soil, or only in the most exposed areas of our garden and growing in true grit. Full
 sun. Again, dry conditions with an occasional splash of summer water. Cold hardy into upper USDA zone 7 if
 dry.
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Agave parrasana
 This Mexican species is most easily identified by its thick triangular leaves, beautifully marked blue-green in
 color, arranged in a striking rosette and edged with equally thick brown and white spines. Plants form low
 dense mounds, each rosette eventually measuring 2 ft x 2 ft and, in time, sending up 12 ft branched flower
 spikes of warm yellow blushed apricot. Best in mineral soil, sharp drainage, full sun. This represents a high
 elevation collection at over 8,500 ft that has thus far withstood between 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7, with
 overhead protection from excess winter moisture. Stunning pot plant or container specimen.
       $16                                                                                          Agavaceae
Agave parryi [N. of Sedona, AZ]
 Tightly clumping agave with seriously impressive leaves and extremely sharp spines. A Cistus collection
 found north of Sedona Arizona, this form reaches 3 ft tall and wide. Best in full sun with excellent drainage
 and occasional water in summer for best appearance. Cold hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7 if kept dry in winter.
       $16                                                                                          Agavaceae
Agave parviflora [Ruby, AZ]
 A jewel-like miniature agave from the dry grasslands of southern Arizona and adjacent Sonora, a habitat that
 includes Dasylirion wheeleri and the famed Opuntia violacea v. santa rita, and a rich area where we have
 selected forms of heucheras, Zauschneria arizonica, and numerous desert ferns. Rosettes of only 6- 8", with
 narrow leaves, deep green marked white, and curled filifers that make it an intriguing plant for container or
 garden. The flowering stalks are tall and narrow; the unusual, creamy flowers tinted red, make hummingbirds
 very happy. Provide excellent drainage in bright light to only the lightest of shade for best form. The habitat
 has dry winters and thunderstorm laden summers so these plants are best well watered in summer and kept dry
 in winter, though plants in our Portland garden have been quite happy for some years in a stone wall with no
 cover. Frost hardy from 0 to 10F, USDA zone 7; colder if kept winter dry.
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Agave utahensis v. eborispina
 Exquisite form, the most northern agave anywhere!, with 6-10" rosettes of chalky blue leaves dressed with
 ivory, corkscrew spines, sometimes black-tipped, up to 1.5" long. Ooooh! Offsets to form small clumps.
 Bright sun with very good drainage. Perfect for your limestone crevice. Frost hardy to well below 0F, USDA
 zone 7. (Did we mention really really good drainage?)
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Agave x ferdinandi-regis
 This little century plant comes from one of the more exciting habitats in agaveland, a series of mountains
 northeast of Saltillo in northwestern Mexico where the beautiful A. victoriae-reginae crosses with both A.
 scabra and A. lechugilla. The form of this plant is particularly upright, its leaves marked white with a pinkish
 gray cast and topped with black spines. Reaching 12-18" and offsetting freely, it is hardy to between 0 and
 10F, USDA zone 7, with excellent drainage. Full sun. Excellent pot specimen.
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Akebia longeracemosa 'Victor's Secret'                                                              Chocolate vine
 Most unusual for the genus with attractive evergreen leaves, almost butterfly-like, and racemes, to 5" or more,
 of vibrant pink flowers lasting a long season. Otherwise the same fascinating (intimidating?) fruit aging to a
 nearly metallic blue. All this on a vine of about 10 ft; not as vigorous as some others. Full sun for best
 flowering though perfectly at home in shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7, to just above 0F.
        $15                                                                                     Lardizabalaceae
Alstroemeria psittacina ‘Variegata’                                                     White Edged Princess Lily
  A plant with many common names including Peruvian parrot lily, for it's red flowers tipped in green and
  white, and lily-of-the-Incas, referring to its origins in South America. This Japanese selection has variegated
  foliage, grayish green with irregular white edges, on stems to 12-18" tall that form slowly widening clumps
  (eventually enough to share...). Stems emerge in early autumn, flowering in spring and enjoying a period of
  dormancy in summer. Best in sun to part shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy to at least the bottom
  of USDA zone 7 with mulch.
         $9                                                                                     Alstroemeriaceae
Arisaema consanguineum - silvered centered
  Shared with us some years ago by our friends the O’Byrnes, these graceful jack-in-the-pulpits rise to nearly 3
  ft in late spring with narrow graceful leaflets centered indeed silver. Flowers are deep cinnamon. Adds to its
  beauty by clumping quickly. Dappled shade is best with consistent summer moisture and, of course, decent
  drainage. A wonderful addition to the woodland garden or container. Frost hardy in the ground to 0F, USDA
  zone 7 or below.
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Aristolochia californica                                                                         california pipevine
  This western native Dutchman's pipe, indigenous through western California and southwest Oregon, can be a
  vine to 8 ft or so or a happily scrambling specimen. Either way, it is deciduous, with 3”, heart-shaped leaves
  and olive green stems that are quite attractive in their winter leaflessness. In spring and sometimes beyond into
  summer, light flowers appear -- the Dutchman's pipes of the common name -- often mottled or centered a
  maroon brown. Sun to part shade with afternoon protection in the hottest climates. Happy with extreme
  summer drought. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7. Host to the gorgeous blue Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
        $12                                                                                      Aristolochiaceae
Aristolochia californica [Red Bluff, CA]                                                        california pipevine
  This western native Dutchman's pipe, indigenous through western California and southwest Oregon, is a vine
  to 8 ft or so or a happily scrambling specimen. Deciduous, with 3”, heart-shaped leaves and olive green stems
  that are quite attractive in their winter leaflessness. In spring and sometimes beyond into summer, light
  flowers appear -- the Dutchman's pipes of the common name -- often mottled or centered a maroon brown.
  Sun to part shade with afternoon protection in the hottest climates. Happy with extreme summer drought. Cold
  hardy to USDA zone 7. Host to the gorgeous blue Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
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Aspidistra elatior ‘Variegata’                                                                      cast iron plant
 The solution to your shadiest spot: a cast iron plant with lovely white stripes on dark green leaves, to 2+ ft
 tall. Hardy outdoors in light to deep shade with normal summer water, they prefer good drainage. Regular
 summer water for best appearance, though tolerant of long dry periods. Clumping plants, they are somewhat
 slow growing, doubling their size in a few years. Also fab in a container. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $18                                                                                      Asparagaceae
Astrolepis sinuata                                                                                wavy cloak fern
 A fern that loves sunny dry places. From the desert southwest comes these luxurious clumps gray-sage-green
 leaves with felty, orange undersides. To 1-2 ft tall eventually and evergreen to semi-evergreen. Full sun to
 dappled shade with excellent drainage and lean, gritty soil. Best placed where air circulation is good and the
 roots can remain cool, perhaps in a rock garden. Drought tolerant but enjoys occasional summer water. Cold
 hardy from 0F, USDA zone 7.
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Baccharis magellanica
  From southern Argentina, a place rich in baccharis species, comes this ground hugging plant from the wind-
  swept Magellanic Plains. This male clone, only 4-6" in height spreading to 4 ft or more with 1/4" glossy
  evergreen leaves makes a fabulous ground cover for bright light situations needing only occasional summer
  water where dry. Roots as it spreads. Late winter to spring cream-colored flowers enhance its appearance and
  make local pollinators do the happy dance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Begonia hemsleyana
  Very hardy begonia grown in gardens for many years. Dormant through winter, emerging in June with fuzzy
  red stems carrying palmate leaves, dark green spreckled white. A very nice texture for the shady, woodland
  garden, in moist conditions -- but not too moist. A bit of drying before watering is welcome. Requires good
  air circulation as well. Found at 4-6,000 ft elevation in Yunnan, China, these are frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
         $14                                                                                        Begoniaceae
Beschorneria aff. decosteriana - large green
  These seedlings from plants originally collected from Mexico’s Tamaulipas State have grown larger than any
  others we have tried. The succulent, deep green rosettes reach to over 4 ft wide and high and occasional
  cherry-red and green flower spikes, to upwards of 10 ft, suggest giant hummingbirds hovering just out of
  sight. Possibly the best attribute of this wonderful plant -- and the whole genus for that matter -- is its agave-
  like texture coupled with a willingness to grow in medium shade though perfectly at home in full sun in all but
  the lowest, hottest places. Occasional summer thunder storms, or the equivalent thereof, simulate its mountain
  forest home. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7, having lost its leaves but recovered from around 10F in
  gardens…not ours, thankfully.
         $16                                                                           Agavaceae/Asparagaceae
Beschorneria septentrionalis                                                                      false red yucca
  Another bold non-agave from northeastern Mexico, producing rosettes to 2 ft of deep green, 4" leaves, the
  plant resembling a pile of hung-over starfish. The flowering, on red stems, are deep red edged with green and
  followed by red tinted seed pods. Drought tolerant but loves a little summer water along with excellent
  drainage and partial shade to full sun. Essentially a USDA zone 8 plant though success has been achieved in
  USDA zone 7 gardens with occasional protection.
         $15                                                                         Agavaceae/Asparagaceae
Buddleja x pikei 'Hever Castle'
 Another delicious hybrid with many fine attributes; one being that it appears to be sterile. Others include a
 small texture with narrow, dusty green, evergreen leaves and the prettiest lavender-blue flowers, fragrant and
 in great profusion from spring until frost. A shrub to 5-6 ft tall, one of the best behaved at the buddleja party,
 having originated at Hever Castle in Kent, England. Sun to dappled shade with reasonable water. Frost hardy
 to USDA zone 7. Also known as B. x pikei 'Hever.'
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Callistemon pityoides 'Kosciuszko Princess'                                                      Alpine bottlebrush
  A particularly frost hardy callistemon, collected on the upper slopes of Australia's Mt. Kosciuszko, a small
  bottlebrush, to 3-6 ft tall, with finely textured, long and narrow, evergreen leaves and pale yellow,
  “bottlebrush” flowers in late spring and early summer. Best in full sun to part shade with summer water,
  though quite drought tolerant once established. One of the hardiest of the genus, performing well in USDA
  zone 7.
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Camellia 'Night Rider'
  The "black" camellia, or nearly so, the semi-double flowers very dark red and darker on the undersides,
  appearing in late winter, early spring. New growth also has red overtones. An evergreen shrub, upright and
  somewhat compact, to only 4-5 ft tall and wide, this is a must have plant for any garden. Part shade with
  protection from the afternoon sun; in rich soil with regular summer moisture. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
  For those who love nomenclature, the parentage is a follows: a hybrid of C. x williamsii 'Ruby Bells' (= C.
  saluenensis x C. japonica 'Fuyajo') and C. japonica 'Kuro Tsubaki'.
        $18                                                                                          Theaceae
Camellia sinensis var. rubra ‘Blushing Maiden’
  A pink flowered, dark foliaged form of true tea camellia. And, yes, tea can be made from the leaf tips. This
  Chinese selection is daintier than the species with spicy-scented, pink flowers appearing in autumn to brighten
  those fall cleanup days. To 4 ft tall, eventually 5 ft x 4 ft wide. A handsome shrub for part shade with regular
  summer water. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
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Cassinia leptophylla ssp. vauvilliersii                                                      Mountain Cottonwood
  Erica-like, evergreen shrub from New Zealand, to 4-5 ft tall x 3 ft wide, with erect, slender branches, the
  leaves tomentose (reflective, greenish above and a beautiful gold to cream wool on the undersides) creating
  great contrast and form in the garden. Fine textured at a distance; a wonderful foil for broader leaved plants
  such as hebes or flax in sun and well-drained soil with summer water. Frost hardy USDA zone 8 and possibly
  upper zone 7.
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Cestrum parqui [Remmick]                                                                         Chilean jessamine
  If you enjoy special evening perfume in your garden, this plant delivers, bearing a fabulous abundance of
  yellow flowers from summer through frost on a shrubby perennial, to 6+ ft tall, with long, willowy leaves.
  Fragrance appears in the early evening inviting delicious after dinner strolls through the garden. Full sun to
  light shade with regular summer water. Reseeds close to the mother plant making more for friends. This form
  found by Mike Remmick surrounding lakes and seasonal washes in south central Chile. Frost hardy in USDA
  zone 7. One of the Royal Horticultural Society's 200 best plants!
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Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'
  Low-growing, evergreen shrub, to only 3 ft tall and spreading to 3 ft or so. This exuberant spring bloomer
  produces large, pure white flowers with a cool red dash at the base of each petal. The foliage is handsome as
  well and gives off a pleasant resinous scent in the summer. For full sun and well-drained soil with little
  summer water once established. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7 with good drainage.
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Clematis fasciculiflora - silver marbled leaf form
  Unusual, lovely, and vigorous evergreen vine, to 15 ft or so, with fragrant, nodding white flowers in winter to
  early spring - the magical time for flowers. Leaves are striking, 1.5-2" long and leathery with silvery
  markings around the veins, larger and more marbled in this form than in the species. Blooms on last years
  growth, so can be cut back and renewed after blooming. As with all Clematis, sun for the foliage and cool
  shade for the roots. Well-drained soil and regular summer moisture as well. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Crinum bulbispermum                                                                          south african river lily
  Striking South African lily with a large long-necked bulb. Arching, strap-like, blue-green leaves form clumps
  to 3 ft tall & wide, topped in mid-spring with large, funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers in white or shades of pink
  with a red streak on each petal. Best in sun or part shade in hot climates with plentiful water during during the
  growing season. Tolerates soggy soil but appreciates a dryer environment in dormancy. Dislikes being
  transplanted and takes time to establish. Frost hardy in USDA zones 7-10.
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Cupressus sempervirens 'Skinny Princess'
 A Cistus introduction, the name of which sounds good but has no particular meaning. This selection from a
 random planting of seedlings from which our princess was chosen. Ten-year-old plants of 12-15 ft in height
 but no more than 12” in width have dense, dark green foliage and absolutely no inferiority complex. Seriously,
 we have used this to great effect repeated in the garden, and recommend it over the very poor and disease-
 prone cultivar C. 'Tiny Tower.' Full sun for best effect. Very drought tolerant. Frost hardy in mid USDA zone
 7.
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Cyrtanthus mackenii - yellow
 From a beautiful genus -- akin to a red agapanthus -- springing forth with leaves emerging in late spring and
 dangly flowers, usually orange, but dazzlingly golden yellow in this form. To 12-18" for bright conditions and
 well drained but summer damp soil. As its high, Drakensburg Mtn., South Africa, habitat suggests, hardy to
 between 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7, if well mulched. Stunning pot specimen.
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Cyrtanthus x - orange trumpets
 These hybrids of South African native bulbs have large, dangly, orange trumpet flowers, nearly 1.5 inches
 wide, on 1 ft stalks. Strappy leaves, to 12-18", emerge in late spring. Best in bright conditions and well-
 drained but summer-damp soil. Frost hardy to between 0 and 10F, USDA zone 7, if well mulched. These
 make stunning pot specimens.
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Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’
 This stylish dahlia has greenish bronzy-black leaves and deep orange-scarlet flowers, a good contrast and just
 the color for fall. To 3 ft tall or so. You may lift them in winter or leave them in the ground if your soil is very
 well drained. Full sun and normal summer water. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7; lower if mulched.
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Dasylirion wheeleri - select form
 The best known and one of the more spectacular of the genus, these trunk-forming plants are denizens of
 southeast Arizona to southern New Mexico and south into Sonora. This form from Tony Avent at Plant
 Delights Nursery has long and narrow, powder-blue leaves with spines along the sides, twisting slightly
 towards a spineless tip. Rosettes to 3 ft tall x 4 ft wide can, when mature, be topped by tall flower stalks to up
 to 10 ft tall. Prefers sun and enough drainage that it doesn't sit in winter wet, but isn't fussy about water. A
 good container specimen. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7 especially in bright light with good air
 circulation and very well-drained soil.
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Dicliptera suberecta                                                                  Uruguayan firecracker plant
  Hummingbird magnet! A stunning, perennial, subshrub from Uruguay, to 18-24" wide and tall, with slender,
  velvety, gray foliage on erect or arching stems, lovely by itself, AND all summer into autumn, hummingbird
  food, two-lipped, rusty-reddish-orange, tubular flowers in upright clusters. To see is to covet. Best in sun with
  summer water but tolerates some shade and occasional periods of drought. Cold hardy in USDA zones 7-11.
        $12                                                                                         Acanthaceae
Disporopsis pernyi
  Another of the increasingly abundant evergreen Solomon seals from southern China, this 1 ft tall - or a little
  more -- dark green leaved perennial spreads slowly to clumps of 3-4 ft and produces green tipped chartreuse to
  cream flowers in mid spring. Similar in habit to A. fuscopicta but with much narrower leaflets. Prefers
  summer moisture and capable of growing in amazingly dark places. Frost hardy and evergreen to USDA zone
  7; colder with protection.
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Elaeagnus pungens 'Hosoba-fukurin'                                                                       silverberry
  This shrub is as durable in the landscape as it is handsome with narrow, creamy yellow margins that set off the
  small, shiny green leaves on thorny branches. Evergreen, growing rapidly to at least 5 ft tall or so and nearly
  as wide with a somewhat lax and spreading habit. Autumn flowers are white and intensely fragrant, attracting
  passersby. Sun or half sun and regular summer water, though tolerant of some summer drought. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 7.
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Escallonia x exoniensis
  Old-fashioned and one of the most useful of the Escallonias, this dense, rounded-leaved shrub, to 6-8 ft , is
  great for hedging, mass planting, or backgrounds. And yes, parking strips. The flowers, often beginning early
  spring and repeating throughout the season, are pale salmon-pink contrasting nicely with the red tinted foliage.
  In summer weather the entire shrub carries the vanilla infused fragrance of pine in warm afternoons. Though
  somewhat drought tolerant, they prefer regular, deep watering in dry summer places. Frost hardy to USDA
  zone 7 with reports from sheltered zone 6.
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Eucalyptus subcrenulata                                                                ALPINE YELLOW GUM
  Rather than the usual blue-gray foliage, this eucalyptus has deep green, glossy leaves, ruffled and crisped
  around the edges, the adult leaves longer and narrower than the 3 x 2" juvenile foliage. A sturdy, upright tree,
  quickly reaching 30 ft in the garden with bark, reddish brown in young plants, that matures to silver-gray
  peeling to yellowish orange and green. Resprouts from the base and can be coppiced. Full sun, lean and well-
  drained soil, and not much summer water as with most eucalyptus. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
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Eucomis ‘Innocence’                                                                                  Pineapple lily
  From a South African native. Striking white to pale pink, “pineapple”-like flowers on purple tinted stems in
  Aug-Sept with long, narrow, “tropical” leaves. Bright light, full sun to part shade with water in spring during
  growth and protection from excess winter water, perhaps by an overhang. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7; lower
  with mulch. Can be grown in pots or lifted for the winter.
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Eucomis ‘Reuben’                                                                                    Pineapple lily
  From South Africa by way of New Zealand, this cultivar has upright, green leaves to 18” tall and stalks of
  pineapple-like flowers, these with dark, red-purple buds opening to mauve-pink flowers. Handsome and a
  good cut flowers. Full sun or part shade in hottest climates and water in the spring and summer growing
  season with relief from winter moisture – very well-drained soil or overhead protection. Best left undisturbed
  for a long and fruitful life. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 and possibly lower; mulch for extra protection.
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Eucomis ‘Toffee’                                                                                      Pineapple lily
  Cultivar of a South African native, this one with light pink, “pineapple”-like flowers on contrasting mahogany
  stalks in August - September. Leaves are long, narrow and tropical looking. Plants emerge in spring and need
  water for proper growth. Best in bright light, full sun to part shade, where they can be protected from excess
  winter water, perhaps by an overhang. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7; lower with mulch. Can be grown in pots
  or lifted for the winter.
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Eucomis autumnalis 'Wahroaneta Giant'                                                                 Pineapple lily
  Gargantuan version of the South African pineapple lily, selected from our own collection here at Cistus.
  These stood out in our shady greenhouse with flower stems fully 6 ft tall and foliage in broad rosettes to over
  4 ft tall. As with the species, the leaves are broad and soft with wavy edges; the long-lasting flowers are pale,
  greenish yellow with tuft-like bracts at the top, the pineapple look. These winter dormant bulbs are best in
  fertile soil that drains well with generous water during the growth period. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7, lower
  with mulch.
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Eucomis comosa ‘Oakhurst’                                                                      purple Pineapple lily
  Dark leaved pineapple lily that holds its reddish purple color late into the season. To 1-3 ft tall, the leaves
  forming tropical looking clumps, with late summer flowers, pink florets topped with a crown of bracts, atop an
  18" flower stalk. Rich, well-drained soil, in any sunny location that does not collect too much water in the
  winter. Frost hardy into USDA zone 7, colder with mulch. This wonderful plant adds a dramatic punch to the
  mixed border or potted plant collection.
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Eucomis comosa ‘Tugela Ruby’                                                                           Pineapple lily
  Upright, somewhat fleshy leaves to 18” tall, colored a deep, dark purple in this cultivar and, in mid summer,
  saturated pink, fragrant flowers, darkening over time. The flower stalks, looking indeed a bit like pineapples,
  make very good cut flowers. Full sun or part shade in hottest climates gives the best foliage color. Requires
  water in the spring and summer growing season and relief from winter moisture – very well-drained soil or
  overhead protection. This South African native is best left undisturbed for a long and fruitful life. Frost hardy
  in USDA zone 7; mulch for extra protection.
        $12                                                                                              Liliaceae
Eucomis pole-evansii                                                                           Giant Pineapple lily
  From South Africa, a wonderful and hard-to-find perennial with rosettes of bright, pale-green leaves, to 3 ft
  tall and 4-5" wide, appearing in late spring and topped in late summer by creamy, green-center florets in a
  long cone with tufts of green leaves at the top. An impressive presence in sun to partial light shade. Tolerates
  poor drainage but prefers well-drained soil, especially in winter wet, and performs best with average summer
  water. Mulch and drainage improve winter cold hardiness to 0F, USDA zone 7. A fine container plant.
         $14                                                                                            Liliaceae
Fascicularia pitcairnifolia [UCBG]
  Terrestrial bromeliad from southern Chile and adjacent Argentina, this clone from the University of California
  Botanical Garden. Rosettes, to 18”, flowering in the third year or so, the sky-blue blossoms surrounded by
  burgundy leaves! Cool conditions though drought tolerant in some shade. Frost hardy to 10 to 15F, USDA
  zone 8; plants have recovered from 0F, zone 7.
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Fatsia japonica 'Spider Web'                                                            speckled Japanese aralia
  A wonderful variegated form of the original Japanese aralia with typically palmate leaves that emerge
  spreckled overall in cream and white and mature to light green with white variegations. To 5 ft tall, this
  Japanese selection does well in shade or with morning sun, enjoying consistent summer water for best
  performance. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7 and a fine houseplant in colder climates.
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Ferula communis ssp. glauca                                                                   giant black-leaf fennel
  A giant fennel from the Mediterranean that reaches 4-6 ft tall in its early years, displaying its lacy, fern-like
  leaves, silvery blue on white stems. When mature, in 2 or several years, plants bloom and reach further
  upward, producing stunning yellow flowers in umbels 1 ft or more across on branched stems that rise above
  the foliage to 10-12 ft! Ooo... Then, being monocarpic, the mother plant dies, having produced seeds for more
  giants and more fun. Requires well-drained soil and summer sun. Goes dormant in summer dryness and
  reappears with the rain. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
        $11                                                                                               Apiaceae
Gardenia augusta ‘Chuck Hayes’ PP8755                                                      hardy double gardenia
 Tough, hardy, and lovely gardenia for USDA zone 7, down to 0F, really! Wonderfully fragrant, double white
 flowers in June and July, and occasionally in autumn when temperatures cool down. Compact evergreen
 shrub, to 3 ft, blooms in full to half sun with normal garden water. Developed by the late Chuck Hayes and
 Dan Milbocker at the Virginia Beach Research Station, VA.
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Gladiolus papilio
  A species gladiola -- lovely, simple, and unusual with grassy foliage, to 2 ft tall, and a flower stalk that rises
  above in August and September showing off lavender blooms with purplish “butterfly” markings inside. They
  need well-drained soil with consistent summer moisture and bright light. Best planted where they have plenty
  of room and robust neighbors. Perennial, dying back in winter and returning in spring. Frost hardy to 0F,
  USDA zone 7.
        $11                                                                                              Iridaceae
Habranthus martinezii 'Mini Cherry'                                                                     rain lily
 Shared with us by plantswoman extraordinaire, Linda Guy, this oh-so-vigorous rain lily, originally collected
 in Mexico, quickly produces 18” clumps of narrow, chive-like foliage and dark-stemmed, cheery pink flowers
 from spring through autumn, seemingly after every watering or, indeed, rain. One of the best we’ve found so
 far for a sunny place in the garden, stonewall or container. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                  Amaryllidaceae
Helwingia chinensis DJHC 695
 Unusual, evergreen shrub, to 6 ft tall x 3 ft wide, with dark green foliage tending toward maroon -- this form,
 a Dan Hinkley collection from China, with leaves narrower than the straight species. Odd flowers are little
 white bubbles sitting in the leaf centers, appearing in spring and, occasionally again in fall. Best in at least
 light shade and well-drained soil with regular summer water. A colorful addition to the woodland garden.
 Frost hardiness expected to extend to USDA zone 7 as with the straight species.
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Summer Snow'
 This cultivar, shared with us by plantsman Ted Stephens, displays cream-tinted, pink splashed leaves which
 merge beautifully with the red petioles and new stems. Lovely upright flowers age gracefully through
 summer, becoming tawny seedheads for winter display. The older bark flakes a golden color, so place to catch
 the winter sun. Grows 5 ft tall, easily trained to 10ft, and 5 ft wide. Afternoon shade in hottest climates and
 periodic water in summer. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Hydrangea scandens 'Fragrant Splash'
 A unique and hard-to-find hydrangea, low growing, the branches trailing along the ground with handsome,
 new leaves, emerging purple marked with pale yellow veins. White, lacecap flowers, arriving surprisingly
 early in spring, are numerous, floriferous, and charming. Dappled shade to part shade with summer water.
 Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Illicium henryi [Camellia Forest clone]                                                           Henry Anise Tree
   Native to central and western China this evergreen shrub or small tree, shared with us by Camellia Forest
   Nursery in North Carolina, can eventually reach 7-15 ft tall and wide. Anise-scented leaves are about 6" long
   and slender, said to be deer resistant, and late spring flowers are cupped and copper to dark red. Part shade to
   shade; remains dense and shapely even in deep shade. Can be grown in full sun in milder climates. Good for
   screening. Frost hardy in USDA zones 7.
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Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet'
  From an increasingly large group of pea shrubs now available for gardens, this is one of the best we have
  found in some time. Remaining under a foot in height but spreading or spilling to several feet with delicate,
  compound leaves of under an inch and intense rose flowers over a very long season from spring through fall.
  A lover of moderately rich soil, this is a must-have for container or the sunny border that receives at least
  occasional summer water. Trim once a year to maintain desired shape. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                            Fabaceae
Jasminum officinale 'Argenteovariegatum'
  Lovely and vigorous, deciduous vine, with gray-green leaves edged in white and emerging very red in spring.
  A climber to 10-12 ft or so, but easily kept smaller. Blossoms are white and very fragrant in mid summer to
  early fall. Plant in good, rich soil in full sun or part shade with summer water for best appearance. Bees,
  butterflies and hummingbirds will love you. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Kadsura japonica 'Variegata'                                                            variegated magnolia vine
 Choice evergreen vine with handsome, variegated leaves, shiny green, irregularly edged in creamy white --
 sometimes entirely white. This magnolia relative, found in China, Japan, and Korea, eventually reaches 15 ft
 tall and 10 ft wide, twining on pergolas, sculptures, fences, or anything handy. Spring flowers, also creamy
 white, are cup-shaped and add to the show, as do the fall clusters of red berries. Brightens any shady spot that
 has rich soil and receives ample summer moisture. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Lagerstroemia 'Sarah's Favorite'                                                    White Flowered Crape Myrtle
  A wonderful, white flowering, crape myrtle with large and abundant clusters of crinkly white flowers in late
  summer early fall. Best grown as a multi-trunked, small tree, reaching 10-12 ft tall with pale gray bark
  shedding to rich, cinnamon tones and dark green, maroon-tinted leaves, the perfect backdrop for white
  flowers. Similar to L. 'Natchez' but more upright. Bright light and heat, well-drained soil a bit on the lean
  side, and occasional summer water for best performance. Frost hardy to USDA zone 7.
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Laurus nobilis f. angustifolia                                                                   Willow-leaf bay
  Narrow leaved form of the Grecian bay with willow-like evergreen leaves and a densely branched, more
  spreading canopy than the more upright species, to 20 ft tall and eventually 25 ft wide. Sun and well-drained
  soil is best with little summer water necessary once established. Has proven hardier than most selections and,
  though a warm sheltered spot is preferred, has survived temps nearing 0F, bottom of USDA zone 7, with little
  harm. We received this the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley with the above name, a still current
  name there, but plants are also sold as L. nobilis 'Angustifolia.'
         $17                                                                                        Lauraceae
Leptospermum lanigerum [Mt. Wall]                                                                            Tea tree
  This late spring flowering Tasmanian tea tree becomes a medium shrub in time, to 5-10 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide --
  not really a tree at all. Silvery evergreen leaves are small and fragrant when crushed or brushed and meld well
  with all sorts of other foliage types while creating a perfect backdrop for the small, single, white, fragrant
  flowers. Full sun to light shade is best where soil is well-drained. Needs little summer water once established.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $15                                                                                             Myrtaceae
Lespedeza liukiuensis ' Little Volcano'
  Shared with us by plantsman extraordinaire Ted Stephens, this 6 to 8 foot shrub from the garden of Dr.
  Shibamichi in Japan begins flowering mid-autumn (and sporadically year-round), producing a lava flow of
  magenta to cerise flowers accentuated by striking late November-December golden fall color. Despite its
  subtropical origins in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, this has been reliable in USDA zone 7. A lover of warmth
  and water. Full sun to half shade. Particularly good as container plants or near wall edges.
        $15                                                                                         Fabaceae
Libertia ixiodes ‘Goldfinger’                                                                      new zealand iris
  One of the brightest, with cascading, gold-orange foliage on a clumping, garden accent, to about 18” x 18”.
  White star-like flowers appear in clusters mid-spring, producing large yellow berries for fall. Sun to part
  shade. The New Zealand natives prefer rich, moist, well-drained soil but tolerate some summer drought once
  established. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and reported to tolerate temperatures as low as 0F.
         $16                                                                                           Iridaceae
Ligustrum japonicum 'Aureum'                                                                          japanese privet
  Shared with us by Pat McCracken, this 5 ft, compact shrub produces the same waxy, shiny leaves as the
  species but they are of a rich, warm golden. In full sun the tips bleach, giving it a two-tone effect; in more
  shade the protected branches maintain a spring-green tone. Clusters of creamy white flowers attract bees in
  spring. Provide even summer moisture. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. A fine pot plant.
        $13                                                                                               Oleaceae
Ligustrum japonicum 'Ko Ryu'                                                                        japanese privet
  New and unusual evergreen shrub, a Japanese selection with shiny, dark green leaves, narrow, curved, and
  slightly twisted with a ridge along the midrib, creating a striking and irregular texture. Becomes graceful with
  age as, eventually, a handsome, small tree for sun to part shade with regular summer water. A good container
  plant. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Ligustrum japonicum 'Rotundifolium'
  Evergreen shrub, grows quickly to a dense 4-6 feet tall over time x about half as wide, with smooth and shiny,
  dark leaves, somewhat curled with margins occasionally showing a bit of red. White flowers are scented in
  pyramidal panicles in Spring. A very useful shrub for sun or part shade, well-drained soil and regular summer
  water. Easily pruned to shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $15                                                                                          Oleaceae
Lilium aff. pardalinum - prolific JSM
  This collection by Joshua McCullough comes from a species endemic to the Siskiyou region of southern
  Oregon, this clone found growing at the edge of a bog and quite possibly possessing some hybrid vigor.
  Spreads quickly offering every more of the late spring/early summer nodding flowers, deep orange fading to
  reddish with petals only slightly recurved. Provide a sunny spot for best flowering without too much compost.
  Tolerant of both very wet conditions and some summer drought. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $12                                                                                          Liliaceae
Lilium bolanderi                                                                                    Bolander's lily
  These perennials are grown from virus free stock raised from seed that was wild collected in its native habitat
  in the Siskiyou Mountains. Stems, to 24-48" have waxy, glaucous leaves in whorls and, in early summer,
  produce stunning, brick-red flowers, bell-shaped and pendant with dark spots on the inner petals, up to 9 per
  stem. A drought tolerant lily that prefers well-drained, mineral and little summer water. Frost hardy to at least
  USDA zone 7.
         $12                                                                                           Liliaceae
Lomatia myricoides - narrow leaf form
  From Australia, a handsome, evergreen multi-stemmed shrub or small tree to 8-10 ft . The abundant leaves are
  long and, in this form, yellow-green and especially narrow with edges that are widely toothed creating an
  interesting texture. Blooms in summer, the clusters of fragrant, white flowers nestled in the leaves. Sun to part
  shade is best in well-drained soil with summer water. Avoid fertilizer as with all proteas. Frost hardy and
  undamaged in USDA zone 8, showing some leaf damage in upper USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                          Proteaceae
Lonicera crassifolia
  A teensy weensy goundcovering honeysuckle….it’s about time. This Asian, woodland, evergreen rarely grows
  more than 3” in height, a single plant spreading to about 3 ft in as many years. Foliage is dense, with small,
  shiny, rounded leaves, thick and succulent as the crassifolia name implies. A profusion of cream colored
  flowers with hints of pink appear in late spring to early summer leading to bluish black berries for autumn and
  beyond. Great small-scale groundcover for the woodland or spiller for container. Likes consistent moisture
  and shade to half sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $15                                                                                      Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera hispida ‘Slate Creek’ SBH
  A Cistus Introduction, our collection from southern Oregon keeps its juvenile state for many years with round,
  furry, evergreen leaves colored purple especially in winter and undersides of light blue. Adult leaves are
  beautifully colored and flowers are a hummingbird-dazzling-orange. To about 10 ft. Makes a good ground
  cover. Drought tolerant but accepts summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 in sun or shade.
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Loropetalum chinense ‘Snow Dance’
  Hassle free and easy witch-hazel relative. This odd little evergreen is a large shrub or small tree, to 6-8 ft if
  left on its own, but easily pruned to any size. New leaves emerge with red-maroon tips fading to lime. In
  spring, white, fringe-like flowers cover the foliage. Rich soil in full to part sun with regular summer water.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou Pink'                                                          Chinese fringe flower
  We at Cistus seem to be bent on growing every Loropetalum there ever was -- and then some. 'Zhuzhou Pink'
  has been a favorite. The weeping habit of its branches, the darkest burgundy leaves and the large, 1", spidery
  pink to cerise flowers together make it a dazzling garden or container species. It has also been rated as among
  the most frost hardy, surviving winters to as low as several degrees below 0F with little damage, though
  should be planted in the warmest places anywhere frost might nip at late season new growth. Lovers of
  summer water and bright light for best color though quite at home in dappled shade. Frost hardy just below
  USDA zone 7.
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Lysimachia congestiflora ‘Outback Sunset’                                           Dense-flowered Loosestrife
  When just ‘Aurea’ is not enough. Cool ground covering perennial with yellow-green to gold foliage and red-
  centered, yellow flowers over a long bloom season from late spring to late summer. For sun to part shade,
  well-drained soil, and average summer water. Wonderful spiller in containers providing striking contrast to a
  wide range of colors. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $10                                                                                      Primulaceae
Magnolia laevifolia 'Copperstop'
 Our selection from seeds collected at a temple in southern China and shared with us by Roger Warner.
 Particularly furry stems and leaves, along with abundant 1.5", white and very fragrant flowers for long periods
 of time in spring and again in fall set this plant apart from the species. Easily kept as an espalier or shrub, it
 can be trained to a single leader and grow to as tall as 12 ft where the coppery leaf undersides can be admired.
 Happy and compact in full sun but just as at home, though much more airy, in dappled shade. Even moisture
 and generous nutrients. USDA zone 7. Recently M. dianica, previously Michelia yunnanensis, but always
 fabulous.
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Magnolia laevifolia ‘Snowbird’
 Recently known as M. dianica and previously Michelia yunnanensis; fabulous by any name. This selection
 originally from seedlings from the Kunming area of China was made by plantsman Nevin Smith and is grown
 for its compact habit, to 4-6 ft and abundant flowers, the white flowers occur from late winter to mid spring
 when their fragrance can be experienced from some distance. Cultivation as for its kin with consistent
 moisture and nutrition, decent drainage and dappled shade to full sun. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
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Metapanax delavayi                                                                            Delavay false ginseng
 A truly elegant, evergreen aralia relative from Southern China, a shrub to 6-8 ft tall and wide, with finely cut,
 compound leaves and, in maturity, clusters of white flowers in late summer turning to black berries, winter
 food for the birds. Best in dappled sun to partial shade in rich, moist soil. Our clone, from the University of
 Washington Arboretum in Seattle, is frost hardy and undamaged in upper USDA zone 7 and possibly lower.
 (Synonym: Nothopanax delavayi)
       $18                                                                                           Araliaceae
Nerine bowdenii 'Audrey's Hardy'
 Delightful and suprisingly frost hardy, deep-pink flowered amaryllis relative from eastern South Africa,
 adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun. Summer dormant; flowers emerge "nekked"
 in September to November while leaves appear beginning in December and January. This form is typical for
 the species but has tolerated particularly harsh winters in England, accepting temperatures to 0F, USDA zone
 7.
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Nerium oleander ‘Hardy White’                                                              Hardy White Oleander
 The hardiest of the oleander clones in cultivation, these with pure white flowers on 4-6 ft, evergreen shrubs.
 Full sun, bright and blasty, is what they like without requiring a great deal of supplemental irrigation in
 summer. Undamaged when temperatures dip to the mid teens, mid USDA zone 8, though the leaves can burn
 around 14F. Plants have resprouted from the low single digits in zone 7.
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Nolina 'La Siberica' D07-64
 A Cistus introduction. Selected from seed collected at 8000 ft, in La Siberica, Mexico, this handsome plant, a
 symmetrical fountain of long, graceful, flowing leaves, eventually develops a trunk up to 6 ft tall. Definitely
 attracts attention on the Cistus garden. Enjoys full sun and requires very little summer water. Frost hardy to
 0F, USDA zone 7.
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Nolina texana                                                                                         Bear GRass
 A bigger, bolder version of the somewhat more common and varied N. microcarpa. This Texas native grows
 to a bold textured 5 ft with deep green arching leaves and creamy white flower spikes rising to 8 ft or more in
 spring and summer. Exceedingly drought tolerant but a little summer water would increase its growth rate.
 Sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to about 0F, USDA zone 7, or even a little below.
        $15                                                                                        Agavaceae
Nothoscordum (Ipheion) sellowianum                                                              false yellow crocus
 Found in the wild in South America, these small bulbs form little clumps of narrow, grassy, green leaves, to
 only 1" tall and 6" wide, and produce cheerful, fragrant, yellow, crocus-like flowers from winter to spring,
 each flower lasting only part of a day. Easy in rich, well-drained soil in sun to part shade with little water
 during summer months. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Ophiopogon clarkei                                                                Narrow-leaved Monkey Grass
 A much more gracile form of monkey grass with green, grassy foliage up to 10” tall. This slowly spreading,
 Chinese evergreen is perfect for a shady nook. White flowers blushed pink and metallic royal blue berries.
 Very striking. Prefers regular summer water, but surprisingly drought tolerant as well. Frost hardy in USDA
 zone 7.
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Osmanthus 'Jim Porter'
 Thought to be derived from O. armatus, O. ‘Jim Porter’ has one of the most beautifully sculptured
 appearances of any in the genus. Reasonably fast to 6-8 ft and a narrow pyramidal form with 4", narrow, shiny
 green leaves dissected more than halfway back to the mid vein in a wonderful spiked pattern. Flowering
 begins in September and often lasts through November and December with very fragrant, small, white clusters
 amid the leaves. Typical Osmanthus culture -- reasonably well-drained soil; sun to light shade; summer
 watering is best in dry climates to maintain vigor. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus                                                                    sweet olive
 The word "osmanthus" means fragrant flower and these shrubs are famous for their fragrance. Imagine warm
 ripe apricots on a summer evening and you will come close to the floral scent of this ancient Chinese
 selection. An evergreen shrub, to 10-12 ft tall x 6-8 ft wide, with shiny green leaves and, in autumn, clusters
 of small, orange-apricot colored, orange-scented flowers. Best in part shade in rich moist soil receiving regular
 summer water. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
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Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’
 This fragrant olive’s rounded outline and foliage make it an excellent border shrub. Goshiki is ‘five colored’
 in Japanese and refers to the rainbow-splashed variegation in the new growth. Intensely fragrant, tiny, cream,
 fall flowers are added attractions. To 4-8 ft in sun to part shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy in
 USDA zone 7, possibly 6.
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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulftide'                                                                      False holly
 A handsome plant and a terrific screen or hedge, this evergreen shrub, to 8 ft tall and 5 ft wide, has spiny,
 holly-like leaves, shiny dark green and very densely held. Flowers appear in autumn, their tiny whiteness
 hidden amongst the leaves but the sweet fragrance easily noticed. Prefers sun to part shade in well-drained soil
 with summer water but easily adapts to many soils. Also can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. Frost hardy
 to 0F, USDA zone 7.
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Oxalis oregana [Rowdy Creek]                                                                     redwood sorrel
 A Cistus introduction, collected near Rowdy Creek on the Smith River almost directly on the
 California/Oregon border. This form of the native redwood sorrel grows to 6-8" in height, the leaves dark
 green above with deep maroon undersides and the flowers, smallish and pale pink in spring and summer.
 Works well in the deepest dark, dry shade, or in dappled sun. Happy to to dormant in the summer but remains
 evergreen with some water. Grows vigorously in winter. Cold hardy in USDA zone 7. An excellent small-
 scale groundcover.
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Phillyrea angustifolia ‘Mallorca’
  A Cistus introduction originally collected in Mallorca by Kevin Hughes and an accommodating, evergreen
  olive relation, to an eventual 8-10 ft tall x 5 ft wide. Very architectural, dressed with long, dark green leaves,
  clusters of small, white, sweetly fragrant flowers in spring, and olive-like fruits. Makes an excellent small
  specimen tree or hedge. Tolerant of coastal conditions, many types of soil, and summer drought. Enjoys sun or
  part shade in hottest climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Phygelius ‘Snow Queen’
  Fabulous white flowered phygelius, blooming from May to October. Flowers are densely held clusters of
  white tubes with creamy yellow throats. Compact, to 18” x 18” in full sun to part sun with summer water. Can
  be expected to remain evergreen with dips into the 20s F. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Pinus johannis                                                                          dwarf pinon, Johann's pine
  One of several attractive Mexican pinon pines. This 20-30 ft compact plant, collected in the mountains south
  of Saltillo, Mexico, has blue-green needles, attractive flaking bark, and yes, eventually, delicious edible nuts.
  Though adaptable to any garden, prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Very good in desert conditions. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 7A, possibly 6b.
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Pittosporum parvilimbum
  A Pittosporum for USDA zone 7! one known to have survived many harsh winters at the JC Raulston
  Arboretum in North Carolina. Having been introduced there as the completely unrelated Phillyrea, it was only
  after many years the plant was noticed and properly identified as this recently described and excellent species.
  From China, a tall, evergreen shrub, to 10-12 ft, densely branched and adorned with small, narrow leaves.
  Blooms in spring with small, white fragrant flowers followed by tiny, black fruits in orange capsules. Sun to
  part shade with regular water. A treasure for the Pittosporum-lover’s garden!
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Pittosporum tobira ‘Tall n Tough’
  The hardiest of P. tobira clones, this selection is from JC Raulston Arboretum has survived temperatures to 0F
  without blinking. Large, evergreen shrub to small tree, to 8 ft tall x 6 ft wide, has shiny, dark green, rounded
  leaves and, in early summer, intensely fragrant, citrus-like, white flowers. Appreciates full sun to part shade,
  with regular summer water until established. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Podocarpus alpinus ‘County Park Fire’
  OoooH! We think we are becoming quite enamored with these little podocarps. Another down-under plant
  selected by famed County Park Nursery in the United Kingdom, this jewel-like little conifer, reaches only
  about 3' with densely held, shiny, rounded needles of deepest green/maroon in summer, taking on fiery purple-
  orange tints in winter, especially in new growth. A fabulous addition to container or garden. The P. alpinus
  group is one of the most hardy of the genus, this plant having been hardy to close to 0F in several gardens.
  Stunning when planted with other party goers such as Uncinia rubra and, maybe our favorite, Libertia
  peregrinans for a rusty contrast. Average soil conditions; bright light best; not appreciative of prolonged
  drought. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Podocarpus macrophyllus - self-fruiting clone
  Shared with us some years ago by plant geek buddy, Mike Remmick, originally from his stay at the North
  Carolina State University Arboretum, now the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Though he has not
  been able to locate the original plant during our many trips to this fabulous institution, Mike's specimen has
  grown to a beautifully conical, 12 feet ... ok...minus one bout of falling into a creek...but it's back. This form is
  particularly desirable to us, not only because of its hardiness, having survived well below 0ºF in Raleigh, but
  also because of its heavily powder-blue dusted foliage and quite attractive red "berries" produced with no
  playmates in sight. Average garden conditions; dappled shade to bright light with decent drainage. Doesn't
  turn down a little manure once in a while. Frost hardy to at least USDA zone 7.
        $18                                                                                          Podocarpaceae
Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl'
  Wonderfully fragrant bulb from Mexico loving dappled shade to sun and all the heat you can give it. Thought
  by many to have been selected originally by the Mayans back before ... the 1960s, but definitely discovered in
  the 1870s by nurseryman John Hendserson. Clusters of deliciously fragrant, creamy white, double flowers
  appear in late summer to autumn on 2-3 ft stalks, opening from pink-blushed buds. Given hot sun and ample
  fertilizer and summer moisture, these are cold hardy in USDA zone 7. Otherwise great as pot plants -- a
  necessity once one has become addicted to the fragrance. Can be allowed to dry in winter.
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Polypodium scouleri                                                             leathery polypody, coast polypody
  One of the loveliest West Coast ferns, often seen growing on sea stacks or the occasional jagged arm of an
  ancient redwood along the coast. The 8-10", shiny evergreen fronds form clumps and slowly spread. Perfect
  for the garden understory, wall planting, yes, even your first green wall. Very summer drought tolerant but
  growth can be increased with summer moisture. Surprisingly frost hardy, to 0F, USDA zone 7. As yet rare in
  cultivation.
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Quercus aff. rugosa - La Siberica strain
 This is from our 1991 collection from high valley in Mexico's Nuevo Leon state and named for the town and
 the cold climate from which it comes. In habitat these form dense 6-8 ft shrubs with undulate and glossy
 fiddle-shaped leaves, deep green and ever so lightly furry above with a thick woolly coating of cream to light
 orange fur beneath. OoooH! Our original seed collections have grown in our somewhat more lavish conditions
 to 15 ft small trees just large enough tshow off the reflective undersides of the leaves. OoooH! OooH! From
 its habitat we suggest this might well be frost hardy into USDA zone 6 but we know zone 7 is a no-brainer.
 Ohhhhh, ohhh, ohhh!
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Quercus suber                                                                                           Cork Oak
 The famed cork oak from the savannas of southwestern Europe, indeed used for repeated harvest of the real
 thing! Coming from our mirror climate, this makes a most beautiful and useful street or garden tree, reaching
 an eventual 50 ft, with thickened, orangey bark and rounded, evergreen leaves, somewhat shedding briefly in
 early spring as the new leaves emerge. (By the way, pigs love the acorns ... just saying.) Accepts a fair amount
 of garden water but most at home with long summer drought. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
       $12                                                                                           Fagaceae
Rhamnus californica - Cistus seedling
 Though we have not named this plant yet -- it appears that Rhamnus alaternus might be involved somehow --
 we think it a worthy and useful addition to the summer dry garden where an upright shrub or, if properly
 pruned, small tree, to 10 ft tall, with glossy leaves and silver bark is always welcome. A vigorous plant for
 hedging for single specimen. Best in sun to dappled shade with decent drainage. Very summer drought
 tolerant and expected frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Minor'                                                            Minor INdian Hawthorn
 Very nice, small evergreen shrub, native to Japan and Korea. To 3-4 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide, densely branched
 with a rounded form. Good for foundation plantings or a small hedge. The leaves are small, glossy and dark
 green turning bronze in winter and in new growth and the late spring flowers are white followed by purple-
 black berries. Full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates some drought. Frost hardy to
 USDA zone 7.
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Romneya coulteri                                                                                   Matilija poppy
 Also known as ‘fried egg plant’ for its huge white flowers in late summer that look just like that. This is a big
 plant, fast-growing to 5 ft tall and forming large clumps of stalks with blue-green foliage and those fabulous
 flowers. HOT, DRY, DROUGHTY neglect is what it wants and lots of space. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Rosa banksia 'Purezza’                                                              Repeating white bank’s rose
 This cross between the miniature ‘Tom Thumb' and Rosa banksiae var. lutescens is a rather large, vigorous,
 repeat blooming rambler or climber, to 15-20 ft, with large and abundant white flowers -- very close to a
 double flowering Bank’s rose. Thornless as well and resistant to black spot, mildew and rust! Blooms on old
 wood so easily pruned after flowering. Provide full sun and plentiful water then stand back and enjoy. Frost
 hardy in USDA zone 7, remaining completely evergreen in zone 8.
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Sabal louisiana
  This close relative of Sabal minor, a particularly large growing form, to 6 or 8 ft or more with leaves infused
  in blue, often forms a very short trunk. Great for a large scale ground cover or individual specimen. Prefers
  well-drained but moist soil and loves summer warmth. Has proven frost hardy to 0, USDA zone 7 or so
  coming back from the base; and at 10 to 15F, mid zone 8 without leaf damage.
        $16                                                                                           Arecaceae
Salvia ‘Maraschino’                                                                           marishino bush salvia
  Easy to guess that the flowers would be bright red on this small, shrubby salvia, to 36" tall x 18" wide,
  beginning to blossom in early summer and continuing into the fall -- hummingbird heaven. Shearing back in
  mid season can prolong the bloom period. This cross between S. greggii and S. microphylla likes sun with a
  bit of protection in the afternoon in hottest climates. Needs well-drained soil for winter protection and a bit of
  summer water in hot weather. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7. Tolerates humidity as well.
         $12                                                                                           Lamiaceae
Sarcococca ruscifolia                                                                                     sweet box
  Evergreen shrub, to 4-6 ft, quietly fills an empty spot in part to dense shade and bursts forth in winter with a
  remarkably sweet fragrance from an abundance of small, white, thread-like flowers. Red berries turn black
  and remain through summer. Branches root easily providing more plants for more winter fragrance. Regular
  summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $11                                                                                             Buxaceae
Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis ‘Dragon Gate’
  Discovered in 1980 by Roy Lancaster in Yunnan China, and named Dragon Gate for the temple entrance near
  which it was found. With this prestigious provenance, a 4 ft, arching shrub with staunchly evergreen leaves,
  looking much like Danae racemosa. Very late autumn to mid winter flowers of creamy white followed by
  blue-black berries. A wonderfully fragrant and handsome addition to the winter garden. Tolerant of deep
  shade to nearly full sun in all but the hottest climates. Appreciative of some summer water where dry. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Saxifraga veitchiana                                                                                    rockfoil
  A lovely strawberry begonia shared with us by the Elizabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle. Much like the classic
  pass-along plant, but possessing smaller leaves, evergreen and deep velvety green adorned with scalloped
  edges that could only be described as cute. White summer flowers appear in delicate sprays. Spreads gently
  by runners. Part shade to shade in moist soil with summer water in dry areas. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
  A very nice container plant or small scale groundcover.
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Schefflera delavayi
  In our never ending search for garden hardy evergreen Schefflera relatives, here's one that's actually a
  Schefflera. This Himalayan species grows eventually to 6 or 8 ft and can have leaves in excess of 2 ft with an
  exquisite tawny indumentum. So far has proven hardier than even Fatsia to a low USDA zone 7!! Dappled
  shade is best with even moisture.

        $28                                                                                          Araliaceae
Schisandra propinqua var. sinensis
  Shared with us years ago by plantsman Dan Hinkley, this small evergreen vine, to 6-8 ft, is replete with stems
  and petioles tinted burgundy and shiny, 3” leaves. The spring and summer flowers contribute another reddish
  element to the entire plant’s moody appearance. We have found it an attractive addition to the base of larger
  vines where woody stems are exposed and a useful spiller in containers. Suitable in both shade and sun with at
  least occasional summer water in either spot. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
         $14                                                                                    Magnoliaceae
Scilla peruviana                                                                                       giant squill
  A Mediterranean bulb named for a South American country, botanists of the time having named it for The
  Peru, the ship that first brought bulbs to England. However it was named, this large flowered scilla is a huge
  hit in the early spring garden with 6-12" flower stalks of azure blue flowers resembling a hyacinth. Summer
  dormant with rosettes of strappy leaves emerging in fall. Full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant
  though remains evergreen with summer water. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
         $11                                                                                          Liliaceae
Sedum 'Chocolate Ball'
  A new small sedum with entirely delicious, needled foliage -- like a teeny conifer -- in dark green with hints
  of black in summer, adding in dark red brown -- think chocolate -- in cold weather. To only 6-8" tall spreading
  to 12-14" wide. A great groundcover for sun, well-drained soil, and occasional summer water for best
  appearance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8; reported hardy in zone 7 and even colder.
         $6                                                                                       Crassulaceae
Sedum emarginatum OJCH08
  Lovely, dense, evergreen sedum shared with us by plantsman Ozzie Johnson from one of this trips to Japan. A
  sedum with dark, red-tinted rosettes forming dense colonies seemingly just as at home in light, woodland
  shade or full sun. Eye-catching for us jaded sedum-ophiles. Drought tolerant but better with summer water
  and Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $12                                                                                      Crassulaceae
Stachyurus salicifolius
  Elegant evergreen shrub from China with long and narrow pointed, rain-tipped leaves on arching stems to 6-8
  ft tall x 5-6 ft wide. In winter pendulous chains of white-to-greenish-white blooms tantalize for a long time
  from bud to bloom. Truly striking year round and wonderful arching out over banks. Morning with afternoon
  shade, or dappled shade with regular summer water for best performance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Teucrium flavum
  Evergreen mounding subshrub -- 6 -12" x 18-30" across -- with the palest green leaves and cream to lemon-
  yellow flowers in spring and periodically through summer. As pretty in the winter as in summer and a great
  addition to the dry summer garden. Full sun to dappled shade; at its loveliest in brighter light and with well-
  drained, somewhat infertile soil. Particularly stunning when planted with darker green foliage or with
  contrasting dark blue or purple flowering plants. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $11                                                                                           Lamiaceae
Torreya grandis                                                                                   Chinese nutmeg tree
  Unusual family of yew relatives, all rare, most in Southeast Asia with one in Florida and one on the Pacific
  West Coast. T. grandis is a stately small tree, with single leader and layered branches looking like particularly
  robust fir with a tropical overtone. Small reddish berries occur later in its life with one of the most endearing
  features being the delicious "Christmas tree" fragrance elicited by the slightest brush of the needles. Can
  tolerate full sun except in the very driest areas but good as an understory tree. Consistent moisture best. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 7.
         $16                                                                                              Taxaceae
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Hatsuyuki'
  An Asian star jasmine, very like our T. ‘First Snow’ (the English translation of ‘Hatsuyuki’) but slower
  growing and shrubbier, so kept separate in order to distinguish these different habits. As with T. 'First Snow'
  the leaves emerge pinkish white and age to variegated then mostly green, creating a wonderful color texture in
  the garden. Sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. Also useful as an indoor plant
         $15                                                                                       Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Kiifu Chirimen’                                                       Asian Star Jasmine
  Extremely congested Asian jasmine from the Miniature Plant Kingdom who used it mostly for bonsai &
  penjing work. It is a standout in the rock garden or in the open garden. Rarely flowering, its evergreen leaves
  are very handsome, especially with the slightly crinkled finish to them. Best in full to part sun with summer
  water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                         Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Nagaba’
  Hardy flowering jasmine, to 10 ft or so, for trailing or climbing a wall, variegated foliage, marbled in white,
  green and red. Very nice. Flowers are fragrant and creamy. Full sun for best bloom but part shade is fine for
  foliage. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Oblanceolatum'                                                       Asian Star Jasmine
  Long in horticulture in the Willamette Valley, this vigorous ground cover or vine, to 8 ft, has narrow leaves
  (as the name suggests), wider at the base, deep green marked with silver that turns a most attractive purpley-
  bronze in winter. Sweetly fragrant creamy flowers if allowed to climb. Summer moisture for best growth. Sun
  to dappled shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
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Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Ogon Nishiki’                                                       Asian Star Jasmine
  This ever-colorful evergreen's leaves keep growing in yellow-orange-red-green marbled patterns along the
  ground, over a bank, up a trellis or a tree. Do you like the way the fresh new growth unfolds in the spring and
  the way the old growth colors in response to winter cold? I do too. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7. Sun to
  part shade. Adaptable. Summer moisture for faster growth.
        $14                                                                                       Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Red Top’                                                              Asian Star Jasmine
  Hardy flowering jasmine, evergreen, to 10 ft tall or so, for trailing or climbing a wall. This one with deep,
  reddish bronze new growth is deep reddish bronze and dark bronze winter color. White flowers have a sweet
  and creamy fragrance. Sun to part shade with summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $12                                                                                         Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Theta’                                                             Asian Star Jasmine
  A Cistus introduction, named for Sean’s mother, this extremely ornamental star jasmine has distinctve foliage
  -- very narrow, under 3/8" wide x 2" long -- and a vining, scrambling habit, draping beautifully over walls, in
  a rockery, or in a container. Vigorous and hardy in full to part sun with some summer water. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                       Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Mandianum’                                                        Asian Star Jasmine
  From Bob McCartney in Aiken, South Carolina comes this exceptionally durable, hardy star jasmine, to 10-12
  ft, with shiny, leathery, dark green leaves and fragrant, creamy flowers at the yellow edge of the species’
  variation. Regular summer water in full sun for most fragrant bloom. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
         $12                                                                                      Apocynaceae
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum'                                                       Asian Star Jasmine
  A pretty and delicate form brought from England in 1997, this cultivar is as vigorous as the species but the
  leaves, measuring about 1/2" x 2", are margined and streaked creamy white and plants show a great propensity
  for climbing. Sweetly scented flowers, more white than cream, in great abundance but small. Makes a
  wonderful contrast with other clinging vines with dark green leaves, e.g., creeping figs (Ficus pumila) or
  climbing evergreen hydrangeas (Hydrangea seamanii). We have used this in dark courtyards with such plants
  as variegated forms of Fatsia japonica and variegated Aspidistra to great effect. Shade to sun, though not
  likely to flower in deepest shade. Fertile, well-watered soil preferably. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
         $14                                                                                       Apocynaceae
Trachycarpus takil                                                                              Kumaon fan Palm
  A vigorous chusan palm with exceptionally large fronds, standing upwards of 4-5 ft and bending in a uniform
  manner giving the tree a robust and almost weeping effect. Quick growth, sometimes more than 18" of trunk
  per year in happy times. Best in sun, though quite elegant in dappled shade, in rich soil with summer water
  where dry. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 though fans can tatter below 10F, regrowing in summer.
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Trachycarpus wagnerianus                                                                   Japanese Temple Palm
  To us the most exquisite of the Trachycarpus clan, found nearly 200 years ago in a temple in southern Japan
  and known only from cultivation. The stiff, symmetric leaves, looking as if shorn carefully at the ends, are
  lightly edged in white indumentum and often have most attractive pale blue undersides. Because of the
  rigidity of the leaves, they never tatter in high winds. Their most unique feature and what makes them most
  easily recognized is the several years spent resembling a miniature palm, as from very early on their fronds
  become "adult" -- even when only 4" or 5" across. Can be kept dwarf for many years but in the ground, with
  adequate summer water, they grow even more quickly than typical chusan palms, actually doubling in size for
  several years. Our 10 year old plants are now approaching 12-15 ft in height. (A small tidbit: though an
  incorrect entry, a palm book years ago confused T. wagnerianus with T. takil when actually they have little in
  common.) Best in bright sun. About as frost hardy as T. fortunei but shows damage less easily, e.g. no
  tattering. Our seed is produced from our own isolated plants. Woohoo! These plants already at least 4 years
         $22                                                                                         Arecaceae
Tradescantia sillamontana                                                    cobweb spiderwort, gossamer plant
  Fuzzy leaved spiderwort, appearing as if its pale green leaves were covered with...yes... spiderwebs. Low
  growing and spreading, to 10-12” x 18”, with striking magenta flowers in summer through autumn. Showy in
  containers or the garden. Found in the mountains of northern Mexico, they prefer sun and are easy growers,
  needing little water and generally thriving on neglect. Frost hardy in UDA zone 7 in a well-drained
  environment.
        $11                                                                                     Commelinaceae
Trillium angustipetalum                                                                     narrow petal wake robin
  Large trillium species, native in California and only slight beyond, this species related to the T. chloropetalum
  coast group in California and Oregon. To 15" tall, with wide, oval leaves, very horizontal, forming whorls up
  to 2 ft across, sometimes mottled in darker green. Spring flowers are showy, dark red-purple when new, with
  the long, narrow petals described by the name. Summer drought tolerant, these are happy in dappled shade to
  light shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
         $15                                                                                       Melanthiaceae
Trillium kurabayashii [Leach, N. CA]
  Described from near the mouth of Oregon’s Rogue River in the early 70s and endemic to that region as a
  northernmost form or representative of T. chloropetalum. These seeds, second generation and now 4 year
  plants, grow to 18” with purple mottled leaves and brick red to occasionally orange-yellow flowers. Prefers
  summer dry in dappled shade but not difficult. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $18                                                                                    Melanthiaceae
Triteleia hyacinthina
  One of a large group of western native bulbs, this, a seed collection from Oregon's central Willamette Valley,
  is one of the most beautiful denizens of the open grassland and oak savanna -- of which very little remains --
  often flowering from late April into May with pale lilac heads and onion-like leaves; often still in flower as
  their surrounding grasses and winter annuals have browned for the dry season. Great plant for the
  Mediterranean garden. Fine in heavy or light soils provided they dry and bake in summer. Each pot contains
  several large and small bulbs. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7, possibly 6.
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Verbesina microptera                                                            Mexican winged Crownbeard
 A strange and wonderful Mexican member of the aster family, a giant perennial reaching to 10 ft tall x 3-4 ft
 wide with gray-blue, maple-shaped leaves up to 15" long on thick green stems with "wings". Amazing on its
 own and even more fabulous in autumn topped with fragrant umbrels of yellow aster-licious flowers. Best in
 full sun and well-drained soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $12                                                                                     Asteraceae
Viburnum oliganthum - white flowered form
  Shared with us by plantsman Ted Stevens after being obtained from a garden center in Japan. An upright
  shrub, to about 6 ft tall with thick, almost succulent evergreen, 3" leaves, and striking, hanging clusters of
  tubular, waxy flowers, white in this form, in spring and sometimes throughout summer. A rather new and
  interesting texture for woodland or full sun with occasional summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.
        $16                                                                           Caprifoliaceae / Adoxaceae
x Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star'
  One of the most beautiful selections of this popular plant, this from Japan and shared with us by plantsman
  Ted Stephens. Can be used as a low climber to 5 ft, a container plant, or ground cover. Evergreen leaves, to 5
  -6", are margined creamy white against deep green. Should be frost hardy into the single digits, lower USDA
  zone 7. Though it has been successful in exceedingly dark places, happiest in light shade with supplemental
  summer water where dry.
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Yucca aloifolia                                                                                    spanish bayonet
 One of the larger hardy Yucca, forming a trunk to 5-20 ft.... eventually. A great addition to the garden and fine
 in a container as well -- easy in both. Leaves are large, to 2 ft, sweeping, and sharply pointed. Mature plants
 produce spikes of white flowers tinged purple appear in early to mid summer. Full sun to half sun in well-
 drained soil. Easy. Frost hardy to 0F, USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                          Agavaceae
Yucca gloriosa 'Tiny Star'                                                                    tiny star soapwort
 Charming yucca, small and slow growing, to only 18" tall x 3 ft wide eventually, with variegated leaves,
 creamy yellow edged in green. Fits well into a rock garden. A selection of a southeastern US native,
 introduced from Japan in the 1970s by plantsman Barry Yinger, this form accepts the usual yucca conditions,
 sun to light shade, well-drained soil, and occasional water in summer for best appearance. So far, none have
 been seen to flower. Frost hardy to at least 0F, USDA zone 7.
       $16                                                                                         Agavaceae
Yucca rigida
 Bold textured relative of the stunningly gorgeous Yucca rostrata, spending its very long youth as a 2 to 3 ft
 rosette of 1"wide, silver-blue leaves, eventually forming trunks to 5 to even 8 ft with small candelabras of
 white flowers in summer at maturity. This species from northern Mexico requires full sun to dappled shade in
 the most deserty areas and a touch of additional water in the driest spots. Not particular about soil as long as
 its not sitting in water. Our plants are putting on about 6" of trunk each season. Frost hardy in warm USDA
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 Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’
  A Cistus introduction. Although Yucca rostrata is one of the most gorgeous species available, and definitely
  one of our top 500 favorite plants, it is exceedingly slow to reproduce from offsets, seed is difficult to come
  by, and seedlings vary as to their...blue-osity. Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies' is a selection from one of our
  collections in the early 90s in northern Mexico, out of a seed batch of stunning blue-leaved plants. Through
  the magic of tissue culture, we now have a reliable source. These vigorous young plants quickly form a 3 ft,
  multi-leaved rosette of nearly jade-blue, forming 3 to 4 ft plants in 7 or 8 years under good conditions,
  eventually to 10 ft or more. Excellent container plants, providing fine architecture, or repeated in the dry
  garden and looking of dusty blue fireworks from a distance. Particularly beautiful reflected in late
  afternoon/evening light. Full sun to dappled shade. Not particular about soil, excepting standing water. Some
  supplemental irrigation in dry summer places. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7; has been successful in zones 5
        including the Denver Botanic Garden (Really!).
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 Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Hercules’                                                             Hercules Calla Lily
   A truly large form of calla lily that we obtained from Western Hills Nursery in Occidental, CA, bigger in both
   leaves and flowers -- and, of course, better. Leaves are spotted with cream dots and 8-10”, white flowers
   appear in early spring on stalks up to 6 ft tall. Full sun to part shade with adequate summer water. Frost hardy
   in USDA zone 7. Bulbs can be mulched or lifted in colder climates.
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 Zephyranthes 'La Buffa Rosea'                                                                      giant prairie lily
   This lovely rain lily, discovered in 1990 in Tamaulipas, Mexico by Yucca Do Nursery, begins flowering mid
   summer, producing multitudes of six-petalled, 3" stars on 12" stems in colors ranging from white to blushed
   pink to pink. The evergreen foliage is shiny and grass-like, to only 6-10" tall, forming clumps to 4-6" across.
   Wonderful as single plants or in drifts in sun to light shade with occasional summer water. Frost hardy in
   USDA zone 7. Thought to be a natural intergeneric hybrid between cooperia and cephyranthes, rain lily expert
   Thad Howard suggests the proper name would be x Cooperanthes 'Labufaroseas'. So far, zephyranthes
   remains the species, though the cultivar has many spellings, including variations on 'Labuffarosea'.
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USDA zone: 7b

 Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'                                                          Quadricolor Centuy Plant
  This lovely Japanese selection of an easy to grow species is small, only to about 6-8", with shiny green leaves
  edged cream and tan. Eventually forms clumps of several rosettes. Best if kept out of hottest afternoon sun in
  well-drained soil with occasional summer water where dry. A fine rock garden creature where temperatures
  seldom fall to 15 F, mid USDA zone 8 and superb in containers where temperatures are too harsh.
        $19                                                                                          Agavaceae
 Agave murpheyi ‘Variegata’
  Another sweet little agave, from mid elevation deserts of central Arizona into Sonora, Mexico. Up to 18" to 2
  ft tall with narrow, upright leaves, wavy with creamy yellow margins, the centers steel to powder blue. Offsets
  quickly. Best planted in truly gritty soil in pots or exposed garden areas with full sun. Provide good drainage
  and dry conditions with a bit of summer water. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7 if dry in winter.
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Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'
 A Cistus introduction and new. This mega-century plant, first discovered by Lynn Lowrey in northeastern
 Mexico some 30 years ago and just named recently by agaveist Greg Starr, might be the largest of the cold
 hardy agaves, reaching eventually to 6-8 ft with beautifully formed, blue leaves. Our selection, made from a
 more recent batch, has a distinct, pale aquamarine hue with the classic shape of cupped, upright, and slightly
 outward bending leaves. The species has taken the cold and wet of Dallas TX, for instance, so upper USDA
 zone 7 for cold hardiness; possibly colder in gritty or dry soil. Fabo container plant.
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Agave palmeri [Chiricahua Mtns., 6900' elev.]                                                         palmer agave
 A handsome agave, to 3 ft all x 4 ft wide, with stiff, blue-green leaves edged with curved, sharp, red-brown
 teeth and tipped with a long, sharp spine. Native to southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and northern
 Mexico, this form originated in the Chiricahua Mountains of south eastern Arizona at higher than usual
 elevations. The flower stalks, produced in early spring after 5 years, bear pale, greenish yellow flowers
 followed by banana-like fruit. Plants offset, fortunately, as this a monocarpic species that dies after setting
 seed. Full sun with good drainage is best with only very occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 5F, mid
 USDA zone 7.
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Amaryllis belladonna                                                                                 Naked Lady
 A choice and deliciously fragrant flowering bulb to perfume the late summer garden with abundant light to
 dark pink trumpets on dark stems, to 18-24” tall -- “naked” since the strappy leaves that appeared in winter
 have died back during the summer. Definitely a beautiful lady. Best in a Mediterranean climate with summer
 heat, good drainage and very little summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and in zone 7 with a bit of
 mulch.
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Arum palaestinum                                                                                  black Calla lily
  One of many amazing arums from the mountains of the Middle East and one that clumps for us instead of
  eating the garden. Winter growing with shiny, bright, 8-12” leaves and velvety, late winter flowers opening
  black and aging to rich, dark maroon. Seems tolerant of summer moisture or complete summer drought. Good
  for shade in the dry border. Intact in our garden after the December 2008 cold spell to 20F. We reckon cold
  hardiness to at least mid USDA zone 7.
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Aspidistra elatior 'Big Bang'                                                                        cast iron plant
 A larger version of A. elatior 'Milky Way', to 3 ft tall with arching, glossy leaves and the signature yellow
 polka dots, elongated as if stretched. Pretty in the garden or in containers alongside creams and yellows to
 bring out the contrasting dots. Slow growing, at least in the cool nights of the West Coast. Prefers rich soil and
 consistent summer moisture in shade to deep shade with at least afternoon protection from bright light. Grows
 in the darkest imaginable areas. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 to upper zone 7 with protection.
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Aspidistra typica 'Old Glory'                                                                      cast iron plant
 Small cast iron plant, selected in Sichuan Province in 2002 by Darrell Probst and named by Plant Delights
 Nursery. To only 15" tall, the wide and shiny green leaves marked by a broad, greenish yellow band down the
 middle and, especially with age, spreckles and spots adding texture. Slowly forms clumps. As with others of
 the genus, does well in containers or in the garden in shade to very deep shade, bringing color to dark corners.
 Tolerates some drought but prefers even moisture in rich soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 to upper zone 7
 with protection.
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Beschorneria decosteriana
  One of the more robust species of this agave relative, this collection is from the high mountains of
  northeastern Mexico, growing in the shade of oaks and pines. Leave are 5" wide in rosettes, each stretching to
  over 3 ft. And flower spikes are 6 ft tall or more with astoundingly red stems, red and green flowers, and pink-
  blushed seed pods! Drought tolerant but loves a little summer water. A bold-textured garden plant in dappled
  shade to full sun where temperatures seldom drop below 15F, mid USDA zone 8. Plants have recovered
  quickly from temperatures as low as single digits, zone 7, provided good drainage and a wee bit of overhead
  protection.
        $16                                                                            Agavaceae/Asparagaceae
Buxus harlandii                                                                               harland boxwood
 Handsome boxwood, to 4-6 ft tall and vase-shaped, with shiny, leathery leaves, narrow and slightly notched at
 the top. This dense, mounding shrub makes a wonderful hedge, easily sheered to shape. Spring flowers are
 pale yellow and very inconspicuous. Prefers sun to part shade in well-drained soil with average moisture but
 quite tolerant of summer drought once established. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
        $15                                                                                        Buxaceae
Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor'                                                                           Bottlebrush
  Deep violet-red flowers, early and gorgeous, adorn this garden seedling selected by Paul Bonine of Xera
  Plants. An upright shrub with blue-leaved, arching branches, reaching 6 ft tall x 4 ft wide in 5 years. Full sun,
  well-drained soil, and little water once established. Frost hardy in the Portland area for several years, with no
  damage at 12F, USDA zone 8. Resprouts from lower temperatures.
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Callistemon sieberi                                                                              river Bottlebrush
  One of the hardiest of the bottle brushes from southeastern Australia, found growing along creek beds and
  tolerant of both wet and dry conditions. A fountain-like shrub, with fine-textured, narrow leaves, that can be
  pruned to maintain a dense structure or allowed to grow to its desired 6 ft or so. This form has a tight
  chartreuse flower in spring, often repeated in summer. Best in sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to upper
  USDA zone 7.
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Ceratostigma willmottianum ‘Palmgold’                                                         desert skys plumbago
  A 2001 introduction from the United Kingdom's Palmstead Nursery, this golden foliaged, shrubby perennial is
  a winner with its soft blue flowers appearing like little jewels from late summer until frost. Reaches 1-2 ft tall
  and wide at maturity. Best in full sun in cool climates and part sun with protection from western sun in hottest
  areas. Needs little supplemental water in the summer once established. Remains evergreen to 25F, mid USDA
  zone 9, and frost hardy to mid zone 7 with winter mulch. Cut back in spring after new growth appears.
        $16                                                                                      Plumbaginaceae
Choisya arizonica 'Whetstone'                                                                        mexican orange
 A Cistus introduction. Our own collection from the Whetstone mountains of southern Arizona, selected for its
 winter red tint, fine foliage, and extra vigor. Small shrub, to under 3 ft, with filigreed leaves of 1-2" -- yet
 produces the largest flowers choisyas are known for, often in both winter and summer. Sun to dappled shade,
 good drainage. Drought tolerant in all but the lowest deserts. Cold hardy in mid to upper USDA zone 7.
       $14                                                                                               Rutaceae
Cistus x obtusifolius                                                                                         rock rose
  And easy going rock rose that is also striking, blooming abundantly from late spring well into summer,
  covering the deep green, evergreen foliage with masses of white flowers followed by attractive, reddish
  seedheads that persist into the fall. To 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide; easily kept smaller trimming after the blossoms
  fade. As with all cistus, best in full sun where the soil is lean and drains well. Needs little summer water once
  established. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7.
        $12                                                                                                Cistaceae
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Fine Gold’                                                       Golden Monterey Cypress
 One of several golden forms of the revered Monterey cypress, this one providing not only a narrow, upright
 form in the garden, but also one of bright, rich yellow....and the aroma of lemon soap. An easy and fast grower
 to about 15 ft. Best if given somewhat lean soil, as too many nutrients make for bolting growth and instability
 -- at least in the plant. Fine container specimen. Wonderful as garden accent or formal element. Does not
 perform as well in high summer heat and humidity - e.g. Florida. Frost hardy to the upper end of USDA zone
 7.
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Dierama pulcherrimum 'Ginny's Ultra Dark'                                                   Angel’s Fishing Rod7b
  Culled from generations of seedlings, this very dark flowering, South African iris relative has deep burgundy
  flowers and stems to 5 ft. Wonderful on a bank where the flowers can reach out and be seen from below. The
  grass-like foliage is evergreen -- so it shouldn't be cut back -- and slowly forms a clump to 2-3 ft wide. Full
  sun and good drainage is best. Frost hardy to below 10F, into USDA zone 7.
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Dyckia 'Red Devil'                                                                              Red-leafed Dyckia
 This, one of the most colorful Dyckia in our collection and a probable hybrid between D. platyphylla and D.
 leptostachya, grows to 10-15" high and 18" or so wide in reasonable time with elegantly spined rosettes of
 deep olive green, burnished intense red, more so with more light. Spring and summer flowers are of burnt
 orange atop 2 ft stalks. One surprise is the reported frost hardiness, with some testimonials to 8F though we'd
 be a bit skittish there; we're more confident in the mid teens briefly, mid USDA zone 8, probably colder if dry.
 Fine container plant, a bit slow growing and offsetting so will remain within bounds for some time.
        $16                                                                                       Bromeliaceae
Eucalyptus parvula                                                                   Small leaf gum, kybean gum
  An extremely well-mannered, small tree, often multi-trunked, growing slowly to 35 ft or so with a broad,
  graceful form, somewhat flat-topped with age. Narrowly oval adult leaves of 2-3" -- deep, matte green with
  purple and blue overtones -- follow the rounded juvenile foliage. The bark is colorful as well, brown peeling
  to pink and green patches. These tolerate drought and somewhat poor drainage, though well-drained soil is
  best in full to part sun. Frost hardy to 5 F, mid USDA zone 7. Can resprout from the base.
         $12                                                                                         Myrtaceae
Eucomis vandermerwei                                                                    dwarf spotted Pineapple lily
  A rare pineapple lily and one of the most graceful, this form has prolific rosettes, to 6" tall in clumps to 15"
  wide, of ruffled leaves tinted purple with darker polka dots and a pinkish flower spike of only 6-8" in height.
  Native to the Drakensberg Mtns in rocky crevices, they need very good drainage for winter survival. A lovely
  perennial bulb and easy with summer water anywhere the ground does not freeze deeply, e.g., mid to upper
  USDA zone 7. Otherwise a very nice container specimen.
        $14                                                                                              Liliaceae
Eurya japonica 'Sea Brocade'
  An arrival from Japan in 2007, this graceful small shrub -- to 3 ft or so, has imbricately arranged, narrow
  leaves splashed and margined cream white and rose -- is a plant we have been searching for for years and was
  available until now only in pictures. Though slow to root, they progress nicely and should make a reliable
  shrub in a light woodland situation or with morning sun with well-drained soil and even summer water. The
  winter flowers are tiny and, as a bonus, do NOT have the fragrance/odor of burning tires for which the species
  is known! Frost hardy in mid USDA zone 7.
        $17                                                                                             Theaceae
Ficus carica x pumila 'Ruth Bancroft'
  Vining shrub seldom exceeding 4-6 ft in height, that clamors through deciduous shrubs & against walls. his
  cultivar, found in Ruth Bancroft's garden, has the same mitten-shaped leaves, to 3-4", but more gracefully
  lobed. Teeny, 1 cm figs. For sun to shade, damp or drought though average summer water is best. Essentially
  evergreen, but deciduous below 15 to 18F, mid USDA zone 8, and freeze-back at 10 to 15F. Resprouts from
  upper USDA zone 7.
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Fremontodendron x 'Ken Taylor'                                                                         flannelbush
  Selected by famed nurseryman Ken Taylor, from among crosses between a large growing form and the more
  spreading F. decumbens. This hybrid is smaller than the typical flannelbush, reaching 4-5 ft tall and spreading
  to 6-8 ft wide or more. Leaves are fuzzy, indeed like flannel, and more dusty green than others. The large, 3",
  summer flowers are golden yellow and face down a bit showing their more orange backs. Easy to use as an
  espalier subject and wonderful on any well-drained site in full sun and mineral soil with NO summer water
  once established. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7 with the very best drainage and, again, no added
  summer water. Though there are several, varying forms circulating as "Ken Taylor" this is the official and true
  form of that plant.
        $14                                                                                          Malvaceae
Galtonia candicans                                                                      summer hyacinth, spire lily
 A late blooming lily relation that sends up spikes of fragrant, white flowers in late summer when there are
 fewer bloomers about. Foliage is dark green and grass-like, increasing to form handsome clumps. These South
 African natives enjoy moist, well-drained and fertile soil in full sun -- though they have thrived (thriven?) for
 us in soil less well-drained than we would have thought necessary. Reliably frost hardy into upper USDA zone
 7.
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Genista aetnensis                                                                                   Mt. Etna Broom
 Graceful and elegant, small tree with sparse, silky leaves and stem that act like leaves. Nearly invisible to the
 eye until it covers itself in yellow, fragrant pea flowers in mid summer to early fall. Can reach 12-15 ft tall or
 so with a narrow, weeping habit. This native of Sicily takes full sun, lean soil that drains well, and little
 summer water once established. Does not reseed! Frost hardy to 5F, USDA zone 7b.
        $14                                                                                             Fabaceae
Jasminum primulinum                                                                             primrose Jasmine
  A large member of the genus with arching stems, to 5-6 ft tall, and small leaves, deep green and mostly
  evergreen. Flowers are semi-double and canary-yellow, appearing in spring and continuing into autumn. Best
  in bright light to dappled shade with some summer water preferred. Particularly useful on banks or as spillage
  out of large containers. This form was given to us by Cotswold Garden Flowers under the assumption of
  greater hardiness. These have proven frost hardy to low USDA zone 8 possibly upper zone 7.
         $11                                                                                         Oleaceae
Magnolia laevifolia 'Velvet & Cream'
 A wonderful cultivar of the always lovely Magnolia laevifolia, this developed in New Zealand, selected for its
 large (for the species), fragrant white flowers in abundance in early spring and often again in fall. A sturdy
 shrub, to 8 ft tall or so, easily trimmed, with somewhat weeping branches with 3" leaves covered in copper
 indumentum. Flowers buds that begin to develop in autumn are covered in coppery indumentum as well.
 Best in sun to half shade with consistent summer water. Frost hardy into the single digits F, upper USDA
 zone 7. Recently M. dianica, previously Michelia yunnanensis.
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Ochagavia carnea cl 1 [Canon Infiernillo]
 Rare in cultivation, this clumping perennial appears as a spiny pineapple and is possibly the hardiest
 bromeliad to be found NOT growing on telephone wires but rather as a terrestrial on rock faces and scree.
 From the western slopes of the central and southern Andes, this from the Cañon Infiernillo, growing with
 austrocedrus on sunny, gravelly slopes opposite shady slopes covered with Eryngium eburneum in nearly
 mirror image. But “this clearly weren’t no eryngium...’cause”... the rosettes open to form a bright pink powder
 puff with bluey pink flowers emerging. This clone, with its beautifully toothed leaves, makes a striking plant.
 We have every reason to believe it might be hardy to the upper reaches of USDA zone 7 but certainly zone 8
 with good drainage and bright light. Great for containers as well. Tolerant of long periods of summer drought,
 but a little more water hastens growth.
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Olea europaea ‘Arbosana’
  Small to medium, picturesque, evergreen tree to 12-15 ft with 2" bright green, silver dusted leaves & small to
  medium, purple-brown, late season fruit. Best in sun in lean, well-drained soil with little summer water once
  established. All water should be withheld in late summer to allow plants to harden off, increasing hardiness.
  Good in container or in the garden. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8; zone 7 if well hardened.
        $18                                                                                           Oleaceae
Olearia x mollis 'Zennorensis'
  One of the most architectural of the olearias, this form, found at Zennor Manor in a particularly windy part of
  the United Kingdom, is a 4 to 6 ft, layered shrub with golden, flaking bark and 3-4" leaves -- narrow,
  silvered, and sharply serrated -- on dark stems. White flowers appear in summer but not in great abundance.
  Perfect with such cohorts as corokia and astelia for that powdered silver garden. Has experienced close to 0F
  without serious injuries in the United Kingdom and even resprouted from slightly lower. Prefers sun to part
  shade and even moisture especially in hot summer climates. Frost hardy to at least mid USDA zone 7.
        $14                                                                                          Asteraceae
Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki 'Irvington'
  This selection is from an ancient plant growing on a west wall in a northeast Portland home and has remained
  undamaged by any cold ever thrown at it. Lacy, evergreen, upthrusting shrub to 15 ft tall x 3 ft wide. Red
  berries in winter. Full to part sun in well-drained soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and upper zone 7 with
  protection.
        $17                                                                                    Podocarpaceae
Pyrrosia lingua 'Variegata'
  A special, variegated form of a special addition to any woodland garden, these evergreen ferns (yes, ferns)
  spread slowly to form dramatic clumps of one foot tall, erect "tongues" with copper-brown felty backsides.
  Shade to part shade and even moisture. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7. A curiosity and a wonderful
  accent.
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Quercus guyavifolia
 Another fabulous evergreen oak, this to 20-25 ft tall with a rounded, pyramidal form and small leaves, dark
 green and shiny above with velvety brown indumentum on the undersides -- the guava leaf oak. This is a
 Chinese oak that is tolerant of both drought and summer water making it easy to place. A handsome addition
 to the garden or parking strip. Frost hardy to at least mid USDA zone 8 and probably lower.
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Sabal uresana
  A native to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental, at elevations up to 4,500 ft in dry, stony scrub. Short-
  trunked plant with stunning deep blue-gray leaves on long petioles. One of the most beautiful sabals and frost
  tolerant to the mid to upper teens F with little damage but a little more protection is due in areas of cold wet
  winters. Plants have survived 8 to 10F, upper USDA zone 7, but for brief periods though its worth a little
  experimenting.
        $18                                                                                             Arecaceae
Trachelospermum jasminoides - marbled long leaf                                                Asian Star Jasmine
  This star jasmine with a rather dull name, brought from Japan just a few years ago, has leaves up to 4" x 1",
  marbled and streaked jade green, silver, and cream, blushing to a beautiful pink and maroon during the winter
  months. Not at all dull! It is also free flowering, especially when somewhat root bound in a container or
  grown in bright light,with large white flowers more sweetly scented than the...hint-of-electrical-fire fragrance
  of some star jasmine flowers. (You know you are a plant geek when you can walk amongst a star jasmine
  collection and tell them apart by their individual fragrances. We must get out more.) Full sun to full shade
  where it might make a beautiful contrast under darker leaved, broad-leaved evergreens. Reasonably fertile soil
  with regular summer water. A few nutrients never hurt. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7.
         $8                                                                                        Apocynaceae
Yucca gloriosa ‘Tricolor’
 One of the most useful of the trunk-forming, southeastern US native yuccas found growing from South
 Carolina all the way around to the Gulf side often within sea spray. 2-3 ft rosettes of upwardly pointed leaves
 and trunks as high as 4 ft, this form variegated with cream and light yellow and infused with pinks especially
 with winter frost. Tolerant and even fond of average garden water and very long lived in container. Very good
 focal point for the garden. Has been quite happy and frost hardy to mid USDA zone 7.
       $16                                                                                          Agavaceae
Yucca linearifolia
 One of the most beautiful yucca species, related to Y. rostrata. The 3 ft rosettes atop an eventual 3-8 ft trunk
 resemble the Australian grass trees, xanthorroea, or a dim version of Dasylirion quadrangularis. Leaves are
 flattened and somewhat triangular, spring-green to nearly turquoise, and flowers are white on stalks to 3 ft or
 so above the foliage. Full sun to part shade with good drainage and lean soil. Best with occasional summer
 water. Found in a few scattered localities, these are from north of Galleana, NL, Mexico, in a most diverse
 habitat. Though the southern habitat would suggest little frost tolerance, these have so far withstood 5F, mid
 USDA zone 7.
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 Yucca linearifolia 'Dusky Blue'
  One of the most beautiful yucca species, related to Y. rostrata. The 3 ft rosettes atop an eventual 3-8' trunk
  resemble the Australian grass trees, Xanthorrhoea, or a dim version of Dasylirion quadrangularis. Flattened
  somewhat triangular leaves of spring green to nearly turquoise and white flowers to 3' or so above the rosette.
  From only a few scattered localities, these from north of Galleana, NL, Mexico, in a most diverse habitat. This
  form is particularly blue and quite vigorous adding 6-8" of trunk each year. Our plant often elicits comments
  from garden visitors. The southern habitat of the species would indicate lack of frost tolerance but plants have
  so far withstood 5F, mid USDA zone 7. Full sun to partial shade and summer water with, as always, well-
  drained soil.
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USDA zone: 8

 Acanthus sennii
  A most unusual and striking species from the highlands of Ethiopia, a shrub to 3 ft or more with silvery green
  leaves to about 3" wide, ruffle edged and spined, and spikes of nearly red flowers in summer and autumn. Full
  to part sun; medium or better drainage; and summer water in dry places. The tops are frost hardy into the low
  20s F, dying back but resprouting with vigor to at least the low teens, lower USDA zone 8, and even lower
  with mulch.
        $12                                                                                      Acanthaceae
 Agapanthus ‘Hinag’ Summer Gold® PP10866                                                           Lily of the nile
  A Japanese cultivar introduced by Barry Yinger. With its lovely strap-like, variegated leaves, pale yellow with
  green center, this agapanthus is as handsome out of flower as in. Summer to autumn flower are mid-bluish-
  purple, and lovely against the pale leaves. Reaches 12-18" high and wide in sun to partial shade with summer
  water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, possibly colder with winter mulch. Does well in pots.
        $16                                                                                    Amaryllidaceae
 Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’                                                               dwarf variegated agapanthus
  The variegated companion to Agapanthus ‘Peter Pan’ has dwarf foliage -- green with white edges -- and a
  dwarf flowering stalk of medium blue flowers rising to 18" above the 8" leaves. Useful as container plant
  especially for its sprightly, variegated look. Enjoys sun to part shade in well-drained soil and average summer
  water. Evergreen to the mid 20s F, and cold hardy to at least USDA zone 8 and probably colder.
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 Agave ‘Ruth Bancroft’                                                                           Shark skin agave
  Found in the hills near Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, where 3 century plants converge (if not collide). This
  selection, from the California garden of Ruth Bancroft, has an exquisitely fine, platinum-colored sheen with
  no white markings -- clearly showing its A. victoria-reginae and A. scabra parentage. To 2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft
  wide. For bright sun and well-drained soil with little summer irrigation necessary. Great in containers. Cold
  hardy to 10F or so, USDA zone 8. Also known as A. ‘Sharkskin’ for its leaf color and texture.
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Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'                                                      white-striped century plant
 Beautifully variegated, diminutive form, with rosettes spreading to no more than 2-3 ft, the beautifully curved
 leaves colored a dusty blue-green with a wide creamy stripe in the center. Slowly offsetting in bright light and
 well-drained soil with occasional summer water. As luck would have it, this is one of the forms hardier to
 frost with plants surviving 10 to 15F, USDA zone 8, in soil that is dry in winter. Pull in or cover below 20F or
 so in areas of winter wet.
        $22                                                                                          Agavaceae
Agave bracteosa ‘Calamar’                                                             Solitary CAndelabrum Agave
 Selected by Pat McNeal, this is a non-clumping form of the species, still resembling a bromeliad with lax,
 spineless leaves that are, in this form, consistently blue-tinted. As with the species, polycarpic and rare in
 cultivation. Often found clinging to cliff sides, these plants love the cool summer nights of the Northwest.
 Half sun, well-drained soil, and only occasional summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
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Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost'                                                    Monterrey Frost Century Plant
 A rare form of A. bracteosa, only recently available to the public, but high on the agave lovers "want" list for
 some time. Plants eventually reach 1 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide with leaves that can either be described as green with
 wide white margins or white with a green stripe down the middle -- both are true. Offsets occasionally in
 maturity. Prefers lean soil that drains well and protection from the hottest sun, so light dappled shade or
 afternoon shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8. Lovely in a container.
       $24                                                                                            Agavaceae
Agave parryi (aff. var. couesii) SBHMPS 6728
 From the high ponderosa woods at over 8,000 ft between Jerome and Prescott, Arizona, where, in 1981, we
 first set our eyes upon this particular "patch" growing in light shade with beautiful, 24", blue "artichokes" and
 dozens of offsets spreading from the plants, seemingly in a race to get to a nearby clearing. Sometimes the
 reason the plants are brought into cultivation is simply because they are easy to propagate. This little agave is
 both beautiful and.... we can make more. The same culture as for other Agave parryi with dappled shade to
 bright light and fairly free drainage. This clone, however, should be exceedingly frost hardy to at least -10F,
 USDA zone 6, possibly colder. Should still be provided winter protection if grown in container below USDA
 zone 8.
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Agave parryi var. huachucensis 'Huachuca Blue'
 A Cistus introduction, bluer than its near relation. Our fabulous selection -- from 7000 ft in the Huachuca
 Mountains in southern Arizona and into northern Sonora -- exhibits particularly steel-blue leaves in the classic
 20-24” artichoke shape, eventually offsetting and forming small colonies. Though not the most frost hardy of
 the A. parryi clan, still takes 10F in stride, USDA zone 8, and lower if very soil is well drained. Full sun in
 lean, well-drained soil with occasional summer water in dry climates.
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Agave schidigera 'Black Widow'
 A compact selection of this native of western Mexico. The dark green leaves are rigid, widest in the center and
 narrowing to a sharp spine, with silvery markings and showy filifers along the edges. Plants can reach 1 ft tall
 x 18” wide forming dense symmetrical rosettes that rarely offset. Lean soil and full sun are fine in coastal
 climates; protection from hottest afternoon sun is important inland. Prefers regular summer water. Frost hardy
 in USDA zone 8. Also makes a charming container plant.
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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Kazobana'
 This special variegated century plant was introduced by Japan's Yoshimichi Harose and is a particularly lovely
 version of various gold-edged forms floating around horticulture world for some time. The rosettes grow to
 about 15" at maturity with lovely, golden brocade patterns on the leaves. The offsets made for a number of
 years should be coveted as valuable trading material. As gold variegated plants tend to be a bit more sensitive
 than their kin, best planted out of the most direct blast of the sun. Expected to be as frost hardy as the non-
 variegated forms, into upper USDA zone 8 with excellent drainage. Best tried in container first. We are
 currently offering young plants.
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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Porcupine'
 This selection from Yucca Do Nursery has indeed white-tipped, porcupine quill-like leaves with gentle
 patterning on a symmetric plant (think of the shape of artichokes), making it a more dazzling creature than the
 typical Agave victoriae-reginae. Slow growing but worth the wait. Bright light, good drainage, and,
 preferably, protection from winter wet. Frost hardy to below 10 to 15F, USDA zone 8, depending on moisture.
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Aloe ecklonis                                                                                              grass aloe
  Hardy aloe from South Africa at 7,000 ft. A stemless aloe with lovely, erect, toothed leaves, up to 2 ft tall, and
  a short stalk of orange-red flowers in midsummer. Dies back in winter and returns in spring in any spot where
  it has excellent drainage and gritty soil. Best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 8...with that fabulous drainage!
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Aloe polyphylla                                                                                            spiral aloe
  One of the most endangered Aloe species, endemic to the high plains of the landlocked South African country
  of Lesotho at over 10,000 ft. Succulent leaves, pointed and toothed, form a single rosette, to 1 ft tall x 1-s ft
  wide, developing a wonderfully distinct spiral pattern as plants mature. Pink flowers appear on a 2 ft stem in
  early summer. Best in cool sun or part shade with abundant summer water. Accustomed to damp summers
  and dry winters, it is also one of the hardiest aloes, to 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8 and lower if kept dry
  in the winter.
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Arctostaphylos 'Lutsko’s Pink’                                                                            manzanita
  Evergreen shrub, upright to 4-7 ft tall, with a dense habit and handsome foliage of glossy green leaves. Spring
  flowers are typical manzanita small bells, these in abundant clusters of white blushed with pink. Best in full
  sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little to no summer water once established. A mixed hybrid including at
  least A. densiflora in its parentage, this was originally grown in a Lafayette, California garden and introduced
  by the designer, Bay area plantsman Ron Lutsko. Frost hardy to 10F, bottom of USDA zone 8.
         $14                                                                                           Ericaceae
Arctostaphylos x miwukka 'Chocolate Drop'
  This naturally occuring cross is a lovely celadon blue in appearance with contrasting mahogany stems, the
  pointed leaves, about 2" x 2", a perfect backdrop for the white flowers in early winter to spring. The fruit, the
  color of molle, nearly matches the muscular stems. This selection by Allan Taylor in California's Eldorado
  County at 5000 ft. Best in sun with good mineral soil and little summer water once established. Frost hardy
  in USDA zone 8. (A. x miwukka is a stable hybrid between A. viscida ssp. mariposa x A. patula.)
        $15                                                                                           Ericaceae
Arisaema sp. - JSM [Fan Xi Pan, Vietnam]
  This collection from northern Vietnam by Joshua McCullough produces leaves of only about 18" in a pleasing
  spring-green. But more interesting are the late spring and summer, striped flowers with coloring nearly
  chocolate to yellow to light spring-green between the stripes. Shade, rich soil, and summer dampness are best,
  with good drainage for winter rains. Frost hardiness is as yet untested, but we assume at least USDA zone 8.
        $14                                                                                          Araceae
Aristea major
  An intriguing group of blue-flowered irids, mostly from South Africa. This species we once thought too tender
  for permanent planting in the ground in these parts, but they have thriven for many years now, giving us
  courage. Easy in average garden conditions, luscious with summer water. Bright green iris-like leaves to 2 ft
  or a bit more with clusters of sky-blue flowers from spring through fall -- all from the small inflorescence, so
  don't cut them back. Evergreen to the upper teens F, upper USDA zone 8; regrowing, especially with mulch,
  from 10F or so. Bright light is best. We find these most outstanding when planted with yellow foliage nearby.
         $14                                                                                            Iridaceae
Aspidistra 'Singapore Sling'                                                                      cast iron plant
 This lovely creature, found in a market in Singapore (we believe) both by Barry Yinger and Hayes Jackson,
 grows to 3 ft or more with only 1-2" wide leaves of deep green, strikingly polka dotted cream yellow. Very
 spiffy even in deepest darkest shade. Summer water to establish and regularly thereafter for fastest growth
 though tolerates dry shade as well. As many others, this one is slow growing and we are happy to finally have
 enough to share. Despite its origins has been frost hardy in the garden at least into USDA zone 8. Also makes
 a lovely container specimen for medium to low light.
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Aspidistra caespitosa 'Jade Ribbons'                                                                 cast iron plant
 Shared with us years ago by Barry Yinger, this small, cast iron plant produces leaves, to only about 18" in
 height, in dense clusters of deep green with a satiny blue finish. Intriguingly beautiful for gardens or
 containers in medium shade to the deepest, darkest recesses of the garden. Fairly fast growing in the southeast
 due to hot summer nights; on the West Coast, they are slower but worthwhile. Regular summer water in dryer
 climates to push them along a bit, though they can go without for long periods. Undamaged at 10 to 12F,
 USDA zone 8, if out of wind; can recover from 0F, zone 7.
        $18                                                                                       Asparagaceae
Aspidistra elatior 'Asahi'                                                                          Cast Iron Plant
 A gorgeous selection of the same cast iron plant. Though this isn't the "biggest aspidistra in the world," it
 reaches about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of typical at about 18" to 25" tall with 6" wide leaves brushed cream
 especially towards the tips. A stunning garden or container plant that can thrive in the deepest of shade. Best if
 kept out of direct sunlight especially in hot climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8; upper zone 7 with
 protection. Protect from slugs and snails.
        $18                                                                                       Asparagaceae
Aspidistra minutiflora                                                                              cast iron plant
 One of the more intriguing of the cast iron plants, a genus on which we have become rather fixated, this with
 very narrow leaves, to 30” tall and only 1/2 to 1” wide, of deep green with a bit of silky blue overlay. Creates
 graceful clumps reasonably quickly in the woodland garden or in container where the nearly black stem
 sheaths can be easily observed for hours on end … or at least a second or two. Enjoys ample summer
 moisture, though, as with other aspidistras, seems to accept being nearly moisture free in dark, cave-like
 spaces. A perfect addition under shrubs where other plants are not likely to thrive, or in dark entry gardens for
 instance. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8. Has also been offered as Aspidistra linearifolia.
        $16                                                                                       Asparagaceae
Astelia banksii - compact form                                                                      shore astelia
 Graceful member of the genus, this form producing spring-green, arching leaves, to only 2 ft, with striking,
 silver undersides and, in spring and summer, cream to chartreuse flowers. Tolerant of salt spray for coastal
 gardens and easy in any garden with regular summer water and full sun to dappled shade. Frost hardy to the
 mid teens, mid USDA zone 8; has survived 10 to 12F with some protection.
         $16                                                                                       Asteliaceae
Astelia nivicola 'Red Gem'
 Our favorite nivicola collection, again from New Zealand, forming clumps to 2 ft wide by roughly 18" tall
 with numerous leaves, all coated with a soft silver fur, that become deep red, almost burgundy, with light and
 frost in winter. Very striking! This has been one of the toughest creatures, not having received frost damage
 even in the 14F, arctic extravaganza in 1996. Also an amazingly good container plant where burgundy tones
 in rosette-forming plants are hard to come by. Even summer moisture in bright light for best color, though
 accepting of shade. Tolerant of frost to 10F, USDA zone 8, with reports of near 0F out of the wind.
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Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’                                                             variegated boxleaf azara
 Extremely handsome, small and arching, evergreen tree, very slow-growing to 15 ft, with small leaves
 variegated green, cream and white, and, in late spring, tiny spring flowers that are intensely scented (with the
 aroma of white chocolate -- or so our employees insist). Orange berries follow for autumn interest. Site in cool
 sun or part shade in well-drained soil with regular summer water. Can be used in container as a showoff
 specimen. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, suffering possible leaf damage below 15F.
       $18                                                                                           Salicaceae
Baccharis pilularis 'Blue Mound'                                                                      coyote bush
  A Cistus introduction, from serpentine coastal bluffs in Harris Beach State Park on the southern Oregon coast.
  This compact male clone grows to only 3 ft high x 5 ft wide with waxy, blue cast foliage. Replete in winter
  with little pink brushes adorning the entire shrub, this good evergreen, ground-hugging plant makes the
  various winter pollinators deliriously happy. Us, too. Best in sun and infertile soil with low summer water.
  Especially happy in coastal conditions. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $14                                                                                          Asteraceae
Bomarea x Alstroemeria
 A bit of a botanical anomaly, this so far nameless cross, done by both Calvor Palmateer and Martin Grantham,
 has produced upright perennials with blue-green leaves and tubular flowers exhibiting shades of pink, orange,
 and even a little mauve. They have been non-seed producing clumpers in the garden and reliable for several
 years now, happy with bright light and a bit of summer water. Frost hardy to the bottom of USDA zone 8.
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Buddleja colvilei
 Considered one of the best of the buddlejas, this large shrub to small tree, grows quickly to 10-15 ft, with
 handsome, felted leaves and astonishing, terminal panicles of large, reddish pink flowers in June and July.
 Very lush and lovely. Provide lost of room for this large, gorgeous creature in full sun and well-drained soil
 with regular summer water. Evergreen in mild climates and frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Calceolaria aff. integrifolia RCH 455                                                               lady’s purse
  From wild-collected seed in the high Andes of south central Chile, this shrubby slipper flower grows to about
  3 ft, flowering through summer and into fall with its bright yellow pouches subtended by pleasing felty green
  leaves. Best in dampish soil. Evergreen to 20F, USDA zone 9 or so; root hardy and resprouting from 10F,
  USDA zone 8.
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Callistemon citrinus                                                                         crimson bottlebrush
  Medium sized, evergreen shrub, to 8-10 ft tall, with handsome, narrow leaves that are lemony when crushed
  and crimson-red, “bottlebrush" flowers in June and July. A hummingbird's friend. This Australian native
  makes a great border shrub or small, specimen tree in full sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant as well
  once established! Can also tolerate a bit of frost. Cold hardy in upper USDA Zone 8, resprouting from the
  base in colder temperatures.
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Camellia japonica ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’
  Compact upright camellia from the famed Brushfield Nursery, to 6-8 ft tall and wide, with cream to pale
  yellow. semipdouble flowers in abundance in late winter to early spring. This selection remains one of our
  favorites with the beautifully contrasting flowers against dark green foliage and the pyramidal shape of the
  plant. We have pale yellow hellebores planted at the base of our specimen to take the color to ground lever.
  Full sun in all but the hottest places to dappled shade with decent drainage. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $18                                                                                           Theaceae
Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’                                                                          Mexican Orange
 Wonderful, medium-sized, evergreen shrub, a cross between C. ternata and C. arizonica, with handsome,
 narrow leaves and abundant, fragrant, white, orange-blossom-scented flowers in spring and summer. To 3-5 ft
 tall, a useful and tough evergreen shrub for full sun to part shade and average summer water. Frost hardy to
 USDA zone 8.
         $12                                                                                        Rutaceae
Coprosma 'Beatson's Gold'
 One of the early coprosmas to migrate to North America from New Zealand via England, this tiny-leaved
 shrub grows to a layered 3 ft or so in height by about 4 ft wide with bronzed stems and pea-green leaves
 blotched with mustard yellow. Even moisture. Though frost hardy to low USDA zone 8, every coprosma
 makes a fabulous pot specimen or filler with C. 'Beatson's Gold' looking particularly fetching with maroons
 and oranges.
       $11                                                                                         Rubiaceae
Cordyline australis ‘Inner Glow’
 Another wonderful selection of ths lovely accent plant for the garden -- this one having narrow, salmon
 colored leaves with a pronounced midrib. Can reach 10 ft tall if the winter weather isn't too harsh. Best in
 sun to part shade with average summer water but tolerates some drought once established. Can withstand short
 bouts of temperatures in the teens F, longer bouts if wrapped and mulched for protection. Resprouts from 10F,
 the bottom of USDA zone 8.
        $14                                                                          Liliaceae / Asparagaceae
Corokia x virgata - violet fruit
 This form shared with us by the University of California Arboretum at Santa Cruz -- that, by the way has one
 of the best southern hemisphere collections in the US -- is a compact shrub, to about 4-6 ft, with chocolate-
 bronze leaves subtended by silvery stems. Has cheery yellow flowers in mid spring and translucent purple-
 violet fruit in summer and fall produced in great abundance if another Corokia has flowered nearby. Similar
 but more compact than C. x v. "Frosted Chocolate". A wonderful contrast to yellows and oranges in the
 garden or in container. We have ours planted with Liriope muscaria 'Peedee Ingot.' Frost hardy to USDA
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Corokia x virgata 'Orangerie'
 A Cistus introduction. Though we would like to say this lovely plant is a result of years of careful
 hybridization under tightly controlled circumstances, we actually found it growing on the floor or one of the
 greenhouses as a tiny seedling...but we are willing to take full credit. This grows as other C. x virgata forms,
 to a 6-8 ft shrub, but with a more upright form and butter-yellow aging copper-orange leaves with reflective,
 nearly white, undersides. In the garden, some summer water, the foliage showing warm yellow in light shade
 to deeper orange in sun. Very good container specimen. Great when planted with burgundies or other dark
 foliage plants. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $16                                                                                      Argophyllaceae
Coronilla valentina ssp. glauca ‘Variegata’
 Variegated form of an obscure plant, though hopefully not for long -- obscure that is.... A Mediterranean
 shrub, rewarding not only for its soft, blue-streaked-white leaves, but also its canary yellow flowers from late
 winter through mid-spring then sporadically through the rest of the year. Strongly sweet smelling and most
 rewarding planted near a path where the foliage stands out and the fragrance can be enjoyed. Quite summer
 drought tolerant in dappled shade to bright sun. Lean conditions create more compactness. Frost hardy to
 USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                           Fabaceae
Craspedia globosa                                                                       Billy Buttons; Drumsticks
  An odd little evergreen perennial from the plains of eastern Australia with shiny silver-blue-green, felted
  foliage (whew!) in clumps of 12-18" and architectural spheres of yellow flowers held atop 3 ft stalks. Great
  for cut flowers or use in a sunny border. Tolerates heavy soil in sun with regular summer water. Cold hardy
  into USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                         Asteraceae
Cypella peruviana                                                                                  Goblet flower
 Any cypella is delicious but this one from Peru is stunning, the three petals a deep golden yellow with red and
 purple markings in the center. A summer blooming bulb on stems to 18-24" tall, each flower lasts only one
 day but by carefully trimming the seed pods the blooming period can be extended. Requiring regular water in
 summer, these like to be dry in their winter dormancy, so well-drained soil is must or pot culture in full to part
 sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 if winter dry. Hesperoxiphion peruvianum is becoming a widely accepted
 name for this plant, lovely by any name.
        $14                                                                                           Iridaceae
Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus                                                                                 dobo lily
 Orange-red, bell-shaped flowers rise above grass-like foliage for a long season in spring and summer. This
 South African bulb, a tender amaryllis relation, was shared with us by Nevin Smith of Watsonville. Foliage is
 semi-evergreen in mid USDA zone 9. Best in bright shade with well-drained soil and average summer water.
 A great container plant for the patio or in a plunge bed where it can be put away for the hard winter. Frost
 hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Dichroa versicolor 'Fan-Si-Pan Mauve'
  This larger cousin of D. febrifuga is another of the evergreen members of the hydrangea family. From China
  and only recently available in the US, these shrubs reach 6-8 ft tall x 4 ft wide, the foliage a medium green
  becoming maroon in winter. Flowers are lace-caps, pinkish blue in this selection, and produce winter berries
  in metallic turquoise for extra winter interest. Half sun is best with regular summer water. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                        Hydrangeaceae
Disporum aff. cantoniense DJHC 724 - dark leaved
  Shared with us by Dan Hinckley, this evergreen solomon seal, to an eventual 4 ft or more, has purple tinted
  leaves and branches and cream and chartreuse flowers in spring and summer. For shade to dappled sun with
  consistent summer water. Can be cut to the ground yearly to savor the flush of new growth or maintained as a
  virtual shrub where temperatures stay above the teens F, mid USDA zone 8. Otherwise root hardy to at least
  10F.
        $12                                                                                         Liliaceae
Drimys lanceolata ‘Suzette’
  An exquisite variegated form of the Tasmanian pepperwood, marbled cream and yellow throughout -- with
  age, the yellow variegation becoming even more striking against the red stems. I first observed this plant, still
  unnamed, at an exhibition in London by Bluebell Nursery. They sent us their first propagation with the only
  caveat that it be named after it's discoverer....and here it is. Though requiring the same conditions as the
  species, this garden seedling -- now about 8 ft in our garden -- is, luckily, from hardy stock and, so far
  undamaged by a windy 20F. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
         $17                                                                                         Winteraceae
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’                                                      Gold flowered Paper Bush
  2001 Cistus introduction retaining all the qualities we have come to know in Edgeworthia chrysantha, this
  upright shrub of bold texture, to 6-8 ft tall and wide, with large, 2" plus clusters of golden flowers begin
  appearing around the New Year or the end of January in the coldest places, on handsome, warm brown stems
  marked with leaf scars. The important features of our 'Nanjing Gold' form include particularly robust and
  fragrant flowers as well as, in our experience, less susceptibility to bud drop due to late summer/early autumn
  dryness. A winter architectural plant of bare stems, each divided into three and each bearing a down-turned
  cluster of buds. In summer, the leaves provide a lush, subtropical look. Most attractive maintained as a 1-3
  stemmed plant and placed where the winter sun shining through the flowers can be enjoyed by all. Best in
  well-drained, evenly moist soil in full to part sun. Frost hardy in USDA zones 8-10.
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Eryngium paniculatum RCH 453                                                                                chupalla
  Yet another graceful evergreen sea holly, this from south central Chile and growing to about 18” with arching,
  shiny, spring green leaves, often faintly marked silver. The flowers in spring and summer are decorated with
  sputnik florets, small white flowers, and particularly attractive at a distance. Drought tolerant, though summer
  water is appreciated. Sun to light dappled shade and tolerant of poorly drained soil. Frost hardy to 10 to 12F,
  USDA zone 8, or even a bit lower.
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Eucalyptus gunnii var. divaricata                                                                            cider gum
  A traditional choice for the small, urban garden, this ultra hardy subspecies is a slow and steady grower,
  eventually reaching about 30 ft. Trees are multi-trunked with lovely multi-hued bark. Juvenile foliage is,
  small, silvery blue, and perfoliate (stem circling), the leaves rattling in the breeze. After two or three years, the
  longer, lanceolate adult leaves appear. As with most eucalyptus, best in sun with good drainage and little or
  not summer water once established. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                              Myrtaceae
Eucomis comosa                                                                                          Pineapple lily
  Perennial bulbs from South Africa, the flowers resembling a pineapple just as the common name suggests.
  The leaves are a bit tropical and exotic, upright, light green and strappy, to 2.5 ft long, appearing in late
  spring. In late summer they surround a 12" flower stalk of white-blushed-pink, star shaped flowers with a little
  crown of green bracts at the top, providing more pineapple-ness. Not so choosy about soil as long as its well-
  drained or protected from winter rains. Average summer water. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
        $14                                                                                               Liliaceae
Eucryphia lucida ‘Spring Glow’                                                                         leatherwood
  Small, evergreen tree with cream-edged leaves, growing slowly -- 1.5 ft or so per year -- to 12 ft tall,
  remaining very narrow. Easy in full to part sun and well-drained soil. Regular summer water and mulch to
  cool the roots. Mid-summer flowers are nodding and white, appearing on mature plants. Frost hardy in USDA
  zone 8.
        $24                                                                                       Cunoniaceae
Eucryphia x 'Penwith’                                                                                    leatherwood
  First discovered in Cornwall in the 1930s and not yet widely found in the United States, this evergreen hybrid
  has proven itself a dependable performer and refined texture in the garden. A large shrub or small tree, to 15
  -20 ft tall x 10 ft wide, exhibiting the upright form of its E. lucida parent and the shiny, dark green, wavy-
  edged leaves of E. cordifolia. Ever more attractive when the large, open, single white flowers appear in
  summer. Prefers sun to part or dappled shade and well-drained soil with regular summer water. Best kept out
  of wind in a sheltered position. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
         $16                                                                                          Cunoniaceae
Ficus heterophylla DJHC - small leaf form
  One of several ficus collections by Dan Hinkley and another of our favorites with small, narrow leaves flushed
  orange, red, and green on a shrub to about 6 ft tall. As with the larger leaf form, creates a most unusual
  garden texture in full sun to about half shade. Evergreen when temperatures remain above 20F, in USDA zone
  9, but may lose leaves in the teens F, recovering nicely in the spring. Looks to be ultimately frost hardy to
  about 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8, and probably lower with mulch.
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Gardenia jasminoides ‘Frost Proof’
 The “more” gardenia -- more tough, more cold tolerant and sun tolerant, more adaptable, and said to be more
 deer resistant -- not to mention beautiful! Double white flowers are extremely fragrant and profuse, continuing
 over a long season beginning in spring. They can even take a bit of spring frost without dropping. Evergreen,
 to 2-3 ft tall and a bit wider, and happy in full sun to part sun with summer water where dry. Definitely frost
 hardy in USDA zone 8 and expected well into the upper reaches of zone 7.
       $15                                                                                          Rubiaceae
Grevillea 'Poorinda Queen'

  One of the first of the Poorinda hybrids developed in the '50s and '60s, thought to be a hybrid between G.
  juniperina and a yellow-flowered G. victoriae. An evergreen shrub, up to 8-10 ft tall and wide, with long
  leaves, dark green above and silvery on the undersides, and clusters of soft, frilly, apricot-pink flowers, a
  pleasure over a long period in late winter and through spring. Best in sun and lean, well-drained soil, with
  little water once established. Frost hardy where temperatures occasionally dip into the low teens F, USDA
  zone 8.
         $14                                                                                           Proteaceae
Halimium x pauanum
 Upright, evergreen shrub, to 6 x 4 ft, with gray-green foliage and, in May and June, abundant, brilliant yellow
 flowers, larger than most species and lasting for several weeks. Performs best in the sun, planted in mineral
 soil with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established. This cross between H. halimifolium and H.
 lasianthum is among the hardiest to frost: USDA zone 8 in Mediterranean conditions.
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Hechtia texensis 'Big Red'                                                                        texas false agave
 A new Cistus introduction. This burgundy-tinted-if-not-downright-burgundy clone was found in the Big Bend
 region of Texas on a lovely hillside of this endemic terrestrial bromeliad. Though it is said these bromeliads
 are not carnivorous, we suspect that, with their spiny leaves, they catch large herbivores, including humans,
 for long term ingestion. Not so dangerous as a plot plant in a well-drained, sunny site or, of course, as a
 container specimen. Each rosette to about 18” with flower spikes to 3 ft or more bearing clusters of coppery
 orange flowers in spring and sometimes throughout the summer. This might very well be the most frost hardy
 hectia, certainly to 10F, bottom of USDA zone 8, if dry, and possibly lower.
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Huodendron tibeticum                                                                                xi shan mo il
 Rarely offered evergreen shrub to small tree, growing slowly. Can reach 30 ft, but 15 ft is more reasonable in
 the garden. Closely related to Styrax, this collection from Yunnan is frost hardy in USDA zone 8 if planted
 where it gets even moisture over the summer and isn’t soggy in the winter. Long, narrow leaves are shiny
 green with bronze coloration in new growth. White bell flowers are abundant in spring when mature. Best in
 sun to part shade.
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Hydrangea seemanii x H. serratifolia
 Wow. Huge balloon shaped white flowers on this self-clinging, evergreen hydrangea. What more could you
 ask for? his hybrid by Martin Grantham of San Francisco grows quickly to 20 ft or more. Half sun is best
 with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 with protection from most severe cold.
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Jasminum mesnyi ‘Full Moon’                                                                     primrose jasmine
  Also known as Jasminum primulinum, a mounding shrub to 4-5 ft or a vine to 10 ft or more, these with green
  leaves and some faint gold streaks. But the flowers are bright yellow and double, very striking from spring
  through autumn. Sun for best color but very adaptable to shade. Drought tolerant though appreciates
  occasional summer water in dry climates. Frost hardy to 10F, the bottom of USDA zone 8. Shared with us by
  Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinianus.
        $16                                                                                          Oleaceae
Lavatera olbia 'Aurea'                                                                                 tree mallow
  Shrubby mallow with golden leaves -- actually variegated in green and gold, but, in the sun, the gold color
  shines -- and red-purple flowers beginning in spring to early summer and continuing into fall. Reaches 3-5 ft
  tall and wide in sun to part shade - perhaps with protection from the hottest western sun -- with regular
  summer water, though once established tolerates some summer drought. Brightens any garden spot. Evergreen
  in mild winters; deciduous in prolonged cold. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
         $10                                                                                          Malvaceae
Libertia ixioides                                                                                 new zealand iris
  This New Zealand iris relative has fan-shaped green leaves, tinted yellow with a center stripe of orange or
  yellow. To 15-18” tall with sprays of white flowers in spring followed by small, attractive, orange fruit. Loves
  full sun or dappled shade and occasional summer water. One of the frost hardiest of the genus, to 10F or so,
  USDA zone 8.
         $16                                                                                          Iridaceae
Libertia ixioides 'Taupo Blaze' PP18 486                                                                taupo libertia
  Stunning leaves, nearly brick-red infused with cooper-orange, and more olive-green tones in summer. Very
  nice. Selected from L. ixiodes 'Taupo Sunset' by Phillip Smith of Taupo, New Zealand, and introduced to the
  United States only in the past few years. Leaves are stiff and erect leaves, to 18" tall, gradually forming
  clumps to 1-2 ft. Clusters of 3-petaled, white flowers rise above the foliage in spring and produce attractive
  yellow-orange seed pods. Sun to part shade in well-drained soil with occasional summer water. Frost hardy to
  a bit below 10F, just below USDA zone 8. Good in containers and particularly handsome when backlit.
         $14                                                                                             Iridaceae
Libertia peregrinans ‘Gold Leaf’                                                                      New zealand iris
  Introduced from New Zealand in about 2006 this evergreen “flag” makes spreading clumps of plants, to 18”
  tall, with dainty, iris-like foliage tinted a golden-orange that is more intense in winter. Slightly lean soil and
  bright light for best color. White spring flowers produce clusters of black fruit, attractive against the foliage.
  Able to withstand wet soil and all but severe drought. Another good container specimen and/or knitter. Frost
  hardy to the low end of USDA zone 8.
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Loropetalum chinense 'Akebono'
  Lovely Chinese witch hazel, shared with us by Nurseries Carolinianas, this with intense cherry red flowers in
  late winter to early summer and sporadically throughout the year. Lovely evergreen shrub, medium sized to 4
  -6 ft tall and wide, with burgundy leaves -- darker in more sun. Great garden accent. Full sun to bright shade
  with consistent summer water. Overhead protection provides an extra cushion against winter cold. Frost hardy
  in USDA zone 8.
         $14                                                                                  Hamamelidaceae
Magnolia figo ‘Port Wine’                                                                          banana shrub
 This lovely evergreen, now included in the genus magnolia, grows to 10 ft or more, with shiny, slightly
 leathery leaves. Needs a warm, protected spot for producing the best flowers, those delicious creations of
 cream inner petals and and outer petals colored a dusky port-wine -- all with an intense strawberry banana
 bubble gum fragrance. Sun and well-drained soil with some supplemental water in summer. Frost hardy in
 USDA zone 8.
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Magnolia laevifolia ‘Summer Snowflake’
 A Cistus introduction of these fabulous plants of the changeable name, having been Michelia yunnanensis,
 then Magnolia dianica and now this. These are from plants seed grown in 1997, selected for their compact
 shape, rather handsome copper indumentum, and abundant flowers, white centered green, in spring and often
 again in early autumn. Sun to part shade in rich soil with summer water. Quite remarkable in bloom and fully
 hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Mahonia eurybracteata
 Not only one of the best mahonias to come along in years – these brought to us from Japan -- but one of the
 best new garden textures. Leaves, 8” to 1 ft long with exceedingly long narrow leaflets of olivey green
 sometimes cast in silver, give a tropical effect, not found elsewhere in the temperate world…to my
 knowledge. The plants grow to about 4 ft producing sprays of branches, late autumn bunches of yellow
 flowers, and, if we are at all lucky, bluish black fruit through winter. Excellent in containers or the light
 woodland garden. Unharmed in upper USDA zone 8, and root hardy into USDA zone 7. To quote Hayes
 Jackson, “don’t be dumb, get you some.”
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Maianthemum aff. flexuosum JSM
 The Fan Xi Pan collection from Portland's own Josh McCullough from upper and mid elevation woodland. To
 10-12 " tall with crisped, folded, and otherwise velvety green leaves spreading to form small colonies with
 flowers, somewhat insignificant unless you are one of its pollinators. For us the beauty has been its
 evergreenosity for the last few years. Shade to semi-shade in rich moist soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Manfreda ‘Macho Mocha’
 Possibly a hybrid between Manfreda jaliscana and Agave scabra, this nearly 2 ft plant, from the semi-desert
 canyons just over the mountains from Monterey, Mexico, boasts deep purple leaves with, indeed, coffee-
 colored polka dots over the entire plant. For sun, good drainage, and average summer water. Evergreen to 20F
 and root hardy into the low teens, USDA zone 8.
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Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chip'
 Brand new and rare cultivar with striking leaves, long and narrow with wavy edges and very densely spotted
 with ... well, chocolate chips. This form of a Mexican native, selected by Yucca Do Nursery, is small, to 4"
 tall x 15" wide with leaves about 12" long, and offsets very slowly. Prefers good drainage, protection from the
 afternoon sun in the hottest places, and occasional summer water. Root hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Muscari macrocarpum 'Wayne's Clone'
 It’s the fragrance! Amazing and rich in this selection of a reasonably rare grape hyacinth from our friend
 Wayne Roderick. Robust, yellow spring flowers and nearly evergreen in foliage. Slowly increases by division
 of bulbs. Best in well drained soil or in a container. Fragrance is orgasmic. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and
 possibly into zone 7.
        $15                                                                                          Liliaceae
Nerine 'Blue Flash'
 Amaryllis relative from South Africa, this very striking cultivar having leaves with an unusally blue cast and
 coral flowers with cental blue streak. This form seems to multiply quickly as well. As with others in the genus,
 these are summer dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked" September - November after which the leaves
 appear in December and January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good
 drainage and sun. Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8
 but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
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Nerine 'Coral Cape'
 Amaryllis relative from South Africa, this one with flowers of deep coral, as the name would suggest.
 Another striking variety. As with others in the genus, these are summer dormant, the flowers emerging
 "nekked" September - November after which the leaves appear in December and January, remaining through
 spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun. Should be planted with bulb necks
 slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch
 for winter protection.
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Nerine bowdenii 'Silver Pink’                                                                       guernsey lily
 From South Africa, these bulbs are winter growing, producing their flower buds in autumn, followed by strap-
 like leaves that continue through winter. Flowers are, yes indeed, silver pink, appearing just when color is a
 bonus. Best in full sun with very good drainage and little summer water. Plant with bulb necks slightly above
 ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter
 protection.
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Nerine filamentosa
 Beautiful and rare amaryllis relative from a small area of South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A summer
 growing species of this varied genus and one of the more delicate, with thin, threadlike leaves and, in late
 summer/early autumn, fancy pink flowers, very frilly with long stamens, several to a 6-12" stem. Very exotic.
 Sun to light shade in soil that drains well where they can receive moderate water from spring to late autumn
 and remain a bit dryer in winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Nerine sarniensis ‘Old Rose’                                                                        guernset lily
 This amaryllis relative from eastern South Africa is very floriferous. Summer dormant, the large, deep rose,
 lily-like flowers appear alone and "nekked" from September through November followed by the grassy foliage
 that emerges in December and January growing happily with spring rains before going dormant. Adapted to
 wet or dry summer provided the soil drains well. Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground.
 Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
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Nerine sarniensis 'Pink Satin'
 Another delightful amaryllis relative from eastern South Africa, this with deep pink, lily-like flowers. Summer
 dormant, the flowers emerge "nekked" September - November after which the leaves appear in December and
 January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun. Should
 be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves in the
 upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
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Nerine x ''After Hours'
 A lovely amaryllis relative the flowers soft pink with a blue center line and hints of blue throughout, the
 parents including N. sarniensis, N. bowdenii and N. pudica. Summer dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked"
 from September to November; leaves appear in December and January. Adapted to dry or wet summers
 provided good drainage and sun. Plant with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone
 8 with mulch for winter protection.
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Nerine x humilis - deep pink
 Floriferous bulbs, offspring of N. humilis and N. sarniensis, amaryllis relatives South Africa, this with
 particularly deep pink flowers and the petals with wavy margins. As with others in the genus, these are
 summer dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked" September - November after which the leaves appear in
 December and January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage
 and sun. Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may
 lose leaves in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
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Nerine x pudica 'Strawberry Sorbet'
 Another nerine cross, this between the coral-pink flowered N. sarniensis and the white N. pudica creating a
 delicious flower in cheery strawberry pink with a white center. As with others in the genus, these are summer
 dormant, the flowers emerging "nekked" September - November after which the leaves appear in December
 and January, remaining through spring. Adapted to dry or wet summers provided good drainage and sun.
 Should be planted with bulb necks slightly above the ground. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 but may lose leaves
 in the upper teens F. Add mulch for winter protection.
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Olea europaea 'Fruitless Endeavor'
  Small olive tree, the long green leaves and a size suitable to the small, sunny and dry garden or as a low,
  evergreen hedge. This was given to us as cuttings from a many-year-old seedling with blue-green weeping
  foliage on a plant to only 4 ft tall. To only 4-6 ft tall in five years with a rounded form, easily trimmed to
  shape. Grown only for their ornamental value, they do best in full sun and well-drained soil with very little
  summer water once established. Can also be grown indoors in a sunny location in a pot that drains well and
  regular summer water with a bit of drying allowed and less frequent water in winter. Frost hardy in the
  ground to 10F, USDA zone 8. Though shared with us and propagated under the name O. europaea 'Fruitless
  Dwarf', we have given it what we hope is a more interesting moniker.
        $18                                                                                               Oleaceae
Olearia moschata                                                                                    incense plant
  A cold hardy, shrubby ‘daisy’ from New Zealand with handsome, ever-gray foliage and awesome white leaf
  undersides and stems. White corymbs of small daisy flowers appear in summer. Full sun and well-drained soil
  is best. Drought tolerant once established. Grows to 4 ft or so high and wide. Cold hardy to 10F, USDA zone
  8a.
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Opuntia microdasys - Monstrose form                                                           bunny ears Cactus
 This form of the bunnie ears opuntia has been in cultivation for a long time but has never become common.
 Looks like something from the Flintstones; each lumpy pad is covered with golden spots of tiny glochids, the
 plant occasionally to about 18” and flowering in golden yellow. Best in well-drained soil where it is dryish
 outside. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8. Otherwise an excellent container plant.
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Opuntia strigil                                                                             Marblefruit Prickly Pear
 Unusual, south Texas native, prickly pear, to 3-4 ft or so,with round, 6" pads, the sharp spines chocolate-
 brown and evenly spaced. Creamy yellow flowers appear in May or June and produce small fruit that blushes
 red. Does well in full sun to bright shade, lean and well-drained soil, and little or no summer water. Frost
 hardy to 10 to 15F, USDA zone, more reliable if dry in winter or with excellent drainage. A very good
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Oxalis hirta
 Sweet perennial from South Africa, making low mats of bluish green leaves on 5” stems. A drought tolerant
 plant growing primarily in fall through winter and producing bright, rose-pink flowers. For sun to part shade.
 Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8; lower in a protected garden spot.
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Oxalis sp. 'Ruby Slippers'
 One of the most colorful plants around, this primarily winter grower emerges with the deepest of burgundy
 purple leaves then adds intermittent coral-peach, 2 cm flowers from autumn or winter into mid spring. Can
 easily be kept going through summer in cool climates but happily summer dormant in pots. Excellent
 container plant, or very small scale groundcover, best in sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Petasites fragrans                                                                               winter heliotrope
  This small-leaved, Mediterranean native coltsfoot is perfect for the summer drought border–it simply goes
  dormant if unwatered. The small, round-leaved foliage is fragrant as are the white, vanilla-scented flowers in
  winter, a source of winter food for bees. Best in shade. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Philadelphus mexicanus ‘Floroplena’                                               Double Flowered Mock Orange
  Choice evergreen, arching shrub with abundant, intoxicatingly fragrant, double white flowers through much of
  the summer. Can be 15 ft tall with support or maintained as a medium shrub, removing oldest branches after
  flowering. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established but accepting of summer water. Tolerates
  heat with humidity. Frost hardy to mid USDA zone 8 and above.
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Phlebodium pseudoaureum                                                                    Blue Rabbit's Foot Fern
  Once known as Polypodium areolatum, a more familiar fern genus, but handsome by any name. To only 12"
  tall, with evergreen, glaucous gray, deeply lobed fronds that emerge from fuzzy red rhizomes close to the
  surface. Wonderful as cut foliage. Well-drained, consistently moist soil is best in part sun to dappled shade.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Pittosporum eugenioides v. minor ‘Variegata’                                                    variegated lemonwood
  A smaller version of an attractive species, to only 10 ft or so rather than the 30 ft of its near relation.
  Evergreen with dense foliage of pale green with white, slightly wavy margins and, in spring, intensely
  fragrant, spring flowers. Useful as a specimen or hedge. Site out of harsh winds and in a protected spot with
  full sun and regular summer water. Frost hardy to USDA zone 8a
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Pittosporum illicioides 'Strappy'
  Too rare in horiticulture. Selected by Sean Hogan from Taiwanese collections by Dan Hinkley - P. illicioides
  DJHT 99079, chosen for the extremely narrow leaves that present a fine texture in the garden. A tall,
  evergreen shrub, to 12-15 ft, with fragrant, white flowers in spring and, in autumn, very small, blue-black fruit
  in orange capsules. Best in light shade with regular summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 and expected
  in zone 7.
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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Nutty Leprechaun'
  This selection originated in Irelands though its parentage is, of course, from New Zealand. A good addition to
  the purple-leaved pittosporums, growing only to about 3 ft tall with small, deep burgundy leaves, under 1/2”, a
  striking contrast with the florescent chartreuse of the new spring growth. These are not only compact, they
  have an almost creeping quality, separating P. t. ‘Nutty Leprechaun’ from other small, purple cultivars. Also
  one of the tougher of the purple group, these have been frost hardy so far into the low teens F with no
  noticeable damage. Full sun for best color. At home on the West Coast of North America, but not happy in the
  hot, humid southeast. Frost hardy in lower USDA zone 8.
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Pittosporum tobira ‘Platinum’
  A Cistus introduction. A sport occurring in our garden some years ago, this 5-6 ft graceful shrub has leaves to
  4", surfaced silver-gray and thinly edged in cream with a hint of green. Typical mock orange flowers in
  spring, often through summer, creamy white with the fragrance of orange blossom. At its silveriest with
  afternoon shade in hottest climates. Drought tolerant, though appreciates some summer water. Average soil
  and fertilizer conditions. A must have for the white garden. Can be shorn or pruned to maintain shape. Frost
  hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'
  Low growing form of the Japanese mock orange, about the size of P. t 'Wheeler's Dwarf and about 3 ft in
  height x 4 ft in width eventually. A very compact growth with leaves streaked cream, the lightest yellow, and
  green. Wonderful foundation planting or foreground to frame perennials. A plant frequently commented upon
  at the entrance of our nursery where it is it planted adjacent to variegated forms of Trachelospermum for a....
  variegation echo. Shy flowering. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Plagianthus regius                                                                   lowland Ribbonwood, manatu
  Lovely small, deciduous tree from New Zealand, to 20 ft tall x 6-7 ft wide, that begins as a dense shrub with
  interlaced branches and matures to a graceful, upright, adult form with lateral branches and wavy, nearly black
  stems holding toothed leaves. Pale yellow-green flowers appear in late spring in large panicles. Tolerant of
  poor soils and dry conditions but enjoys consistent summer moisture. Dislikes intense summer heat with
  humidity. Perfect for the sunny coast or in dappled shade inland. Surprisingly, specimens from Cistus took
  single digits in several places in the winter of 2009 so we expect hardiness to frost in USDA zone 8.
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Podocarpus falcatus UCSC95.340
  A graceful podocarp reaching large tree size in the highlands of the eastern South African Drakensberg range
  and a medium grower -- to 30 ft or so at least so far -- in our Western gardens. As the South African
  podocarps have never been thought to be the most frost hardy creatures in the world, I was surprised to find
  this successful (until removed by chain saw) at the JC Raulston Arboretum in USDA zone 7 in North
  Carolina. The thin stemmed, upright tree, with somewhat weeping branches and almost bamboo-like, narrow
  curving foliage, provides much grace for specimen or background planting in the garden. Though somewhat
  tolerant of drought, prefers regular irrigation to keep from becoming spindly. Full sun to medium shade,
  average fertility and drainage. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, possibly 7 if in North Carolina.
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Podocarpus salignus
  One of a number of exquisite and rare conifers from southern Chile, this upright, forest dweller with weeping
  branches and gracefully hanging foliage looks for all the world like the bamboo you always wanted.
  Particularly beguiling as it grows in several places with the Chilean native Chusquea culeou, a combination
  we observed during our first collections in Chile some years ago. Nothofagus and luma are other associates in
  this moist cool maritime environment. Unlike some other rarities, it has become quite at home in cultivation,
  adding a graceful subtropical effect in our courtyard and having remained undamaged in temperatures in the
  low teens F in several gardens. A plant for reasonably moist soil and average fertility, bright light to dappled
  shade (weeps a bit more in dappled shade). Eventually to 25-30 ft, more reasonably to 15 ft in the garden.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Podocarpus salignus [Monte Oscaro - 2500']
  One of a number of exquisite and rare conifers from southern Chile, this upright, forest dweller with weeping
  branches and gracefully hanging foliage looks for all the world like the bamboo you always wanted.
  Particularly beguiling as it grows in several places with the Chilean native, Chusquea culeou, a combination
  we observed during our first collections in Chile some years ago. Nothofagus and luma are other associates in
  this moist cool maritime environment. Unlike some other rarities, it has become quite at home in cultivation,
  adding a graceful subtropical effect in our courtyard and having remained undamaged in temperatures in the
  low teens F in several gardens. A plant for reasonably moist soil and average fertility, bright light to dappled
  shade (weeps a bit more in dappled shade). Eventually to 25-30 ft, more reasonably to 15 ft in the garden.
  Cold hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Podophyllum pleianthum - short form
  An outstanding addition to the shade garden. Huge leaves in summer-- starry saucer-shaped with high, dark
  green gloss. Burgundy flowers hang below the leaves in spring, followed by rounded, yellow fruit. In fact,
  everything about this selection is the same as the species, except its height - in this case to only 18" tall. Best
  in shade with regular summer water, as drought stress may trigger early dormancy. Winter dormant and frost
  hardy in USDA zone 6.
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Pyrrosia hastata                                                                                             Felt Fern
  An evergreen fern, quite rare in cultivation as it spreads very slowly, but attractive with thick, three lobed
  leaves, up to 16" long x 6-8" wide, green above and stippled with coppery felt below, on black stems to 6-12”
  tall and slowly expanding into larger clumps. Found clinging to rocks and tree trunks in China, Japan, and
  Korea, these are best in part shade to shade in well-drained, even rocky soil with summer water. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 8 and into zone 7 with winter protection. Also does well in pots and as an indoor plant.
         $20                                                                                       Polypodiaceae
Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Venetia'
 From the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, a tiny, clumping perennial with grassy leaves, to only 3-4"
 tall. Grown mostly for its charming, star-shaped, rose-red flowers that sit on the top of each stem in late
 spring. Sun and well-drained soil is best with consistent moisture in summer and little moisture in winter.
 Frost hardy in USDA zone 8 with good drainage.
        $12                                                                                       Hypoxidaceae
Sabal palmetto
  From seeds shared with us by fellow plant nut, Hayes Jackson, in Aniston, AL, from his quick growing
  specimen, one having survived a couple of dips below 10ºF no worse for wear. The state tree of South
  Carolina, this stately palmetto reaches 30 ft or more, though quickly in the southeast, quite slowly in the cool
  summer night West. Lovers of heat and consistent summer moisture: fast growing in any hot-summer-night
  area and slow to form a trunk elsewhere. Because it stretches from the coast of the Carolinas to the Gulf to the
  Caribbean, we are always on the lookout for northern forms. "Don't be dumb, get you some" -- Hayes Jackson
  2002. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $16                                                                                           Arecaceae
Sarcandra glabra
  Evergreen gound cover with shiny, serrated foliage, the leaves 4-6" long and half as wide. Plants form small
  mounds 1 to 3 ft high and wide. Small, yellowish flowers appear in May followed by 1/4" orange-red fruits
  (drupes) in autumn, remaining through spring. A woodland plant in its native Asian habitat; appreciates
  regular water and at least dappled shade in hottest climates. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Sarcococca balansae BSWJ 7285                                                                             sweet box
  A collection in Northern Thailand by the intrepid Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm, this is one of the first of the
  "big" hardy, sweet box to make it into the US. Up to 6 ft tall with rather large, tropical-looking leaves and the
  fragrant white flowers you have come to expect in mid-winter. Cold hardy to USDA zone 8 in a sheltered site
  with moisture and shade. Very exciting!
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Sarcococca salicifolia                                                                                   sweet box
  One of the most unusual and graceful of the Sarcococcas, this 4 to 5 ft shrub of equal spread possesses arching
  branches and long, yes, willow-like leaves of shiny light green, appearing very much like bamboo as well. The
  particularly fragrant flowers are most abundant in fall into early winter and are a creamy green-yellow
  melding beautifully with the shiny leaves. Light dappled shade to full shade -- ok in sun in coastal climates --
  with reasonable summer water and fertile to average soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, though a form exists
  in the JC Raulston Arboretum in USDA zone 7 in North Carolina suffering only occasional damage.
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Sarcococca saligna                                                                                     sweet box
  This winter-blooming shrub, with tiny white, thread-like flowers and delightful December to February
  fragrance, comes from the high mountains of Afghanistan. To 3 ft tall x 6 ft wide eventually, with densely
  held, evergreen leaves, narrow and tapered, dark green above and lighter beneath. Full sun to part shade with
  regular summer moisture. This form was shared with us by Western Hills Nursery. Frost hardy in USDA zone
  8.
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Solanum capsicastrum ‘Variegatum’                                                            False Jerusalem Cherry
  Not only are the leaves of this tomato relative edged and streaked with creamy silver but the round, bright
  orange-red fruit also exhibits stripes and marbling as well. (Decorative but not to be eaten!) Actually found in
  Madeira rather than the holy land, the green form has been long cultivated as a house and garden plant,
  enduring in old Portland gardens from the Victorian era. We like to promote this as an excellent, hardy shrub,
  to 2 ft tall, with white flowers in late summer and striking berries holding for most of the winter. Sun to part
  shade with regular was. Can also be grown as a house plant. Frost hardy and easy in USDA zone 8.
         $14                                                                                          Solanaceae
Solanum dulcamara ‘Variegata’
  Diminutive evergreen vine, to only about 4 to 5 ft with pleasingly white variegated leaves and blue …well…
  nightshade appearing flowers. Deciduous at about 20F, USDA zone 9, but resprouts well from 10F, zone 8.
  Perfect for containers or to add contrast in a light shade garden. Nice to have a vine that has some self-control.
  Some summer water where dry for best performance.
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Solanum jasminoides 'Aureovariegata'
  Very useful vine for container or garden with its lovely green-centered, yellow-margined leaves -- as if a
  small, irregular green leaf were surrounded by yellow -- and clusters of white flowers. To not more than 5 to 8
  ft in a much more diminutive way than its all-green cousin. Wonderful planted among roses or at the bases of
  Clematis where things get rather spindly down low, we have used it frequently in containers to contrast with
  maroons or cool down flowers of tangerine or pink. Loves to be babied with regular fertilizer and moisture but
  survives about anything. USDA zone 8; has survived zone 7 with a bit of mulch. In containers anywhere.
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 Teucridium parvifolium
   New Zealand shrub, to 5 ft tall or so, with dainty, mid-green leaves and mustard-yellow stems that beautifully
   accentuate the dark leaf petioles -- a most attractive effect. White, pendulous flowers appear in winter and
   early spring. An architectural plant with interesting color combinations and unusual texture for the garden.
   Best in dappled sun to shade in rich soil with some summer water. Evergreen in USDA zone 9 and upper zone
   8; resprouts from the bottom of zone 8.
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 Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Wilsonii'                                                      Asian Star Jasmine
   Tough evergreen vine to climb, scramble, or spread for a nicely textured groundcover. Leaves are dark green
   mottled with white marbling. Very glossy, very striking. Creamy white flowers are intensely fragrant in
   summer. Sun is best with some summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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 Wasabia japonica 'Mr. Kim'                                                          Wasabi, japanese horseradish
  Native to Japan and usually found near or in mountain streams, but cultivated since the 10th century. A slow-
  growing perennial with large, handsome, heart-shaped leaves on 12-24" stems and a thickened rhizome that
  can be turned into the tasty and healthful wasabi powder. Blooms in late winter to early spring with small,
  white flowers on stems above the foliage. Prefers light to full shade in cool conditions -- moist, even boggy
  soil or water gardens. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA zone 8.
         $17                                                                                        Brassicaceae
 x Fatshedera lizei ‘Curly’
   This cross between ivy and fatsia is a winner in all respects. A viney shrub, non-clinging with somewhat lax
   stems that can reach 3 ft tall. This one has cute, curly leaves that add texture. Usually single stemmed, but
   branching can easily be encouraged by pinching the tips. As with others, it has been successful in exceedingly
   dark places, but prefers light shade with supplemental summer water where dry. Makes a fine houseplant.
   Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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 Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ PP 14926
   Portland native, Frank Patterson’s selection of this calla shines with its glossy green leaves, black edged with
   white spots, and its dramatic, dark black flowers. Truly a stunner in the garden or as a cut flower. To 24" tall
   and clumping. A moist, sunny spot seems to bring out the color best, but please don’t let it dry out. Frost
   hardy in USDA zone 8. Lift where temperatures drop below 10F.
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USDA zone: 8b

 Abutilon 'Armando'                                                                            Flowering Maple
  Flowering maple with the deepest of orange flowers blooming from spring to late fall. Best in partial shade
  with ample summer moisture. Reaches 5 ft in maturity. Mulch the base in fall or provide overhead protection
  to ensure winter survival where temperatures drop to 18-20F, upper USDA zone 8. Good container plant.
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Abutilon 'Dennis'                                                                               Flowering Maple
 Found as a seedling in the late 70s at Western Hills Nursery in northern California, this vigorous 6-8 ft shrub
 with slightly felty, maple-shaped leaves has creamy yellow flowers quickly aging peach with nearly maroon
 centers. For us, flowers year round most years; once frosted to the ground at 14F. Frost hardy to 10F, USDA
 zone 8, or so with mulch. Otherwise care as for other abutilons in dappled shade to shade with regular water
 and some fertilizer.
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Abutilon 'Furious Yellow'                                                                        Flowering Maple
 Named by our own Maureen Caviness, this Cistus Nursery hybrid produces bright, "Big Bird" yellow flowers
 on black stems on a fairly compact plant, to 4-5 ft. Likes partial shade, ample moisture, and good drainage.
 Great in the ground with mulch in fall to ensure winter survival or in container. Frost hardy in upper USDA
 zone 8.
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Abutilon 'High Noon'                                                                            Flowering Maple
 A Cistus introduction with yellow-orange flowers marked with red veins, the bells turned in at the bottom --
 handsome against the large, maple-shaped leaves. A bit less frost hardy than some abutilons, so sun to part
 shade with lots of summer water and fertilizer but in a protected spot, near a warm structure or in the bright
 understory wherever temperatures often drop into the low 20s, upper teens F. Mulch of course for more
 winter protection or take cuttings for insurance. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
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Abutilon 'Nabob'                                                                                 Flowering Maple
 This darkest of the abutilons, a British selection named for darkest India, has stunning, dark red-maroon bell
 flowers. A must-have flowering maple no matter the colonial baggage. To 6 ft tall and wide, though easily
 kept smaller, this hardy abutilon is full and happy in part sun with normal garden water in the summer.
 Remains evergreen and blooming into the teens F and resprouts when overcome by weather. Mulch for extra
 winter protection. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
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Abutilon 'Orange Drop'                                                                            Flowering Maple
 Flowering maple with large, dark green leaves and slightly flared, bell flowers, orange with prominent red
 veins, hanging from long, slender stalks. A robust hybrid, to 5-6 ft tall with a less than graceful growth habit
 but gorgeous flowers to enjoy. Sun to part shade with plentiful fertilizer and summer water. Overhead
 protection and mulch can provide extra insurance in winter. Top hardy into the upper teens F, and expected to
 resprout in USDA zone 8.
        $9                                                                                            Malvaceae
Abutilon ‘Red Gumdrop’                                                                           Flowering Maple
 A hybrid with A. megapotamicum with deep, orange-red flowers of only about 1". Free flowering, like others,
 year round when temperatures stay above 20F. Growth is compact so plants remain under 6 ft tall. Provide
 consistent water and fertilizer and place out of the hottest sun in dappled shade to shade. Root hardy to mid
 USDA zone 8 with mulch for extra protection from winter's cold.
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Abutilon ‘Temple Bells’                                                                              Flowering Maple
 Ba’zillions of deep orange, red-veined, rounded bells bedazzle this gangly-armed shrub over a long bloom
 period from spring to fall. A tallish abutilon, to up to 10 ft tall in a season, with large, maple-shaped leaves for
 a floral backdrop. Best in part sun and regular moisture and fertilizer and in a protected location as these are
 less frost hardy than some abutilon relatives. Provide mulch or overhead protection where temperatures drop
 to 18F, upper USDA zone 8. Fall cuttings can be taken for insurance.
         $9                                                                                             Malvaceae
Abutilon 'Tiffany Sconce'                                                                     Flowering Maple
 Wonderful flowering maple. Upright and hardy into the upper teens. Flowers all year or until a cold snap
 takes the buds. Several cold snaps might discourage it to the ground where resprouting is possible even likely.
 Partial shade, summer water and plenty of fertilizer. Provide mulch or overhead protection where
 temperatures drop to 18F -- upper USDA zone 8.
        $9                                                                                        Malvaceae
Abutilon ‘Wisley Red’                                                                          Flowering Maple
 This semi-vining shrub, to 6 ft tall, can wind its way through the garden showing off its abundant red bell
 flowers throughout the summer and well into late autumn -- in fact, until startled by cold weather. Backed by a
 dark calyx, each flower is showy in its own right. Hummingbirds love ‘em. Sun to part shade with regular
 summer moisture and nutrients. Best to provide mulch for winter protection. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.
        $9                                                                                         Malvaceae
Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Fon Vai’                                                                Flowering Maple
 A lovely and floriferous hybrid dark green, bronzy tinted leaves to show off the light peach flowers with pale
 sepals. Yum. These are medium sized plants, to 4-6 ft tall with fairly dense growth. For sun to part shade with
 generous summer water and fertilizer. Best given mulch for winter protection and a bit of overhead protection
 for insurance where temperatures drop below 18F for any extended period. Deciduous at about 20F and root
 hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8..
        $12                                                                                        Malvaceae
Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Ines’                                                                   Flowering Maple
 'Ines' pale yellow, nearly white flowers -- flared upwards and backed by a dark red calyx -- are striking and
 abundant from spring through first frost. This new flowering maple is a fast-growing, medium shrub, 5 ft tall x
 5 ft wide, with slightly fuzzy leaves. A wonderful introduction by Monterey Bay Nursery, best with protection
 from hot afternoon sun as well as consistent water and nutrients. Mulch and overhead protection provide extra
 winter frost hardiness in USDA zone 8.
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Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Lime’                                                                  Flowering Maple
 One of the lovely cultivars of the sturdy A. megapotamicum, this with yellow buds that open to pale yellow
 flowers fading to white against blushed sepals. To 8 ft or so, with dark stems and many, many flowers during
 the season, almost year round unless cold calls a temporary halt. Sun to part shade with mulch and overhead
 protection for best wintering over. Resprouts easily if cold damaged. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
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Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Marathon’                                                             Flowering Maple
 Flowering shrub for sun to part shade with regular summer water and fertlizer. Blooms on new wood, and
 blooms its heart out with yellow, slightly flared bells. May go deciduous in a cold winter where temperatures
 fall into the 20sF of below. Mulch and overhead protection adds to winter frost hardiness in USDA zone 8.
         $9                                                                                        Malvaceae
Abutilon x hibiscus                                                                              Flowering Maple
 From a gem of a nursery, West Gate in Eureka, California, comes this most unusual cross with furry, light
 green, rounded maple-like leaves of only about 4” and saturated orange flowers that open nicely in clusters at
 each node then drop freely instead of clinging with age. A shrub to 6-8 ft, easily kept smaller. And becoming
 especially small if temperatures drop below 18F, upper USDA zone 8. More heat and sun tolerant than most
 abutilons but still a lover of regular water during any dry season.
        $11                                                                                         Malvaceae
Agave funkiana 'Blue Haze'
 Selected for its striking foliage, toothed and narrowing to a sharply pointed tip with a pale to nearly white
 mid-stripe on the powdery blue leaves. Rosettes can reach up to 2 ft tall and wide. Sun and well-drained soil
 required. Drought tolerant but occasional summer water speeds growth and generally enhances the
 appearance. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8. Otherwise a happy container plant.
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Agave 'Blue Glow'
 Handsome, small agave, its stiff leaves -- 1-1.5" wide, blue-green with red margins edged with yellow and a
 red terminal spine -- are particularly lovely when backlit. Plants are small, 1-2 ft tall and wide at maturity.
 This hybrid between A. ocahui and A. attenuata, created by Kelly Griffin, is solitary, enjoying full sun, good
 drainage, and little summer water. Frost hardy to at least 15F, mid USDA zone 8 --- always with good
 drainage -- and possibly lower.
        $17                                                                                            Agavaceae
Agave funkiana 'Fatal Attraction'
 Another selection of the already handsome A. funkiana, this with darker green leaves and and pale green
 midstripe down the center. Leaves are narrow and toothed, ending in a dark and pointed spine tip. For sun and
 well-drained soil, as expected. Drought tolerant but occasional summer water speeds growth. Less frost hardy
 than the species, to 15F, mid USDA zone 8. Does well in containers.
       $16                                                                                       Agavaceae
Agave stricta - dwarf blue form
 From central northern Mexico at mid elevations and appearing as little, blue-green sea urchins, to only 6-10".
 A fine addition to a detailed area of the garden where moisture can be controlled and temperatures are not
 likely to drop below 18 to 20F, upper USDA zone 8, for any length of time. Otherwise a striking, small
 container plant for bright light.
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Agave x leopoldii
 Compact and architectural century plant brought to us by Yucca Do Nursery, the narrow, slightly curved
 leaves with a gray-blue-going-green sheen complete with a few stripes and polka dots. Offsets eventually. A
 most attractive, small container plant, rarely growing more than 18”, and a great addition to the dry or rock
 garden in a sunny site with gritty soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8, to 15F or so and as low as 10F if
 protected from overhead moisture.
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Agave zebra
 From north central Mexico, this beautiful plant, with narrow leaves to 4 ft striped silver-blue and olive-green,
 makes a stunning pot or garden specimen. Though the plant does occasionally offset, offspring might be
 removed not only to propagate the plant but also to maintain the presence of an individual and solitary
 specimen. Not from as high elevation as some, A. zebra seems quite happy into the upper teens F, upper
 USDA zone 8, but can receive frost damage below. Winter drought or cover extends its hardiness lower. Best
 in full sun with excellent drainage.
        $16                                                                                          Agavaceae
Astelia chathamica                                                                                      silver spear
 The largest of a beautiful group of agave/hypoxiodes (phormioides?) ... whatever ... with dazzlingly silver
 rosettes, this one making an offsetting clump from 3-5 ft high and wide with 3-4" wide leaves. The stunning
 silver effect is best, for us, in light shade. We keep our specimens in single rosettes as they are most striking,
 giving away the offsets (or selling them at extraordinarily high prices...But for you...) Love well-drained soil,
 though certainly don't mind being continually moist. Not fond of prolonged drought. Avoid excessive
 summer heat. One of the best and most striking container specimens. This species, frost hardy to the upper
 teens F, upper USDA zone 8, recovering from 10 to 12F. If those temperatures are expected, at least go out
 and throw a tarp over it. It's ok, all of us have been seen in our bathrobes doing the same thing.
         $16                                                                                          Asteliaceae
Brahea brandegeei                                                                                    san José palm
  The San José palm. From mountains of southern Baja California and across the water in northwestern Mexico.
  Slow growing to 30 ft or more with a thatched trunk and 10ft crown. The fronds are semi-circular and the
  deepest blue-gray, greener above. Surprisingly frost hardy for its mild habitat, these plants have withstood
  temperatures in the mid to upper teens F, though briefly, in areas of high summer heat and well drained soil.
  Our plant in the ground is still very young and we doubt its permanent hardiness in western Oregon except
  along the immediate coast. We do find it, however, to be a fabulous pot specimen worth long periods of
  staring. Frost hardy in mid to upper USDA zone 8.
        $18                                                                                           Arecaceae
Butia capitata [South Carolina Shell Station]                                                          pindo palm
 With our travels far and wide around the world to find ever newer plants, exotic collection sites can hardly get
 better than this. On a road trip to interior South Carolina, having spotted eight lovely pindo palms that had
 withstood rigorous winters and all the harsh conditions a mini-strip mall can provide, we brought home seeds
 in several large Slurpee containers. The palms, a pretty silver-blue, were otherwise typical. They should grow
 to about 15 ft producing lovely arched pinnate leaves that curl upon extension. Bright sun, good drainage, and
 overhead protection at 12 to 15F, lower to mid USDA zone 8.
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Carex baccans                                                                                crimson-seeded sedge
  Unusual and seldom offered sedge with dense seed-heads of bright red, berry-like seeds - very striking. To 20
  -30" tall in clumps to 2 ft wide, these bloom in spring or early summer producing seeds that ripen and darken
  into autumn and remain into winter. Best in full to part sun where soil is fertile and kept moist. Does
  particularly well by streams or water features. Not your most graceful carex but worth it for the wonderful
  seed colors. Evergreen in USDA zone 9 and recovers in upper zone 8.
        $12                                                                                          Cyperaceae
Carpobrotus chilensis [Pistol River, OR]
  Our collection of this carpet forming ice plant often seen in dunes from the central Oregon coast south to….
  Chile. Though some have surmised it is actually an introduction from South Africa, most data says no.
  Squared, succulent leaves, to 3", with 2” flowers of cerise on this form. Wonderful pot plant or ground cover
  in coastal situations. Full to part sun with dry summers. Frost hardy to 18 to 20F, upper USDA zone 8.
        $11                                                                                          Aizoaceae
Cestrum 'Lemon Meringue'
  A new variegated introduction, given to us by Jimmy Turner of the Dallas Arboretum. Tall lanky shrub, like
  the species, with huge trusses of intensely evening-fragrant yellow flowers all summer but, in this form with
  variegated leaves, green with splashes of white adding texture. Site where you will enjoy its perfume from
  dusk on. Full to part sun with normal water. Cold hardy in upper USDA zone 8, resprouting from lower
  temperatures. A hummmingbird favorite.
        $15                                                                                         Solanaceae
Clematis marmoraria 'Honey Bells'
  This New Zealand hybrid forms a mounding or only slightly vining plant, to only 2 ft tall or so, with parsley-
  like, evergreen leaves that turn deep maroon in the depths of winter. A colorful and welcome accent in the
  cold garden. From late winter to mid spring, chartreuse bell flowers appear, standing out against the darkened
  foliage. Fine in sun with coolish roots, good drainage, and regular summer water. Frost hardy to 10 to 15F,
  mid USDA zone 8.
         $16                                                                                   Ranunculaceae
Cymbidium sinense - Yucca Do Clone
 Native from Queensland, Australia to Japan, a slowly spreading perennial, to 12-18" tall, with green, strappy
 leaves from a pseudo bulb. Yellow and green flowers often have a maroonish blush at the base and always the
 intense fragrance of lemons in late winter to mid spring, occasionally in autumn. This vigorous garden clone
 shared with us years ago by the great Yucca Do Nursery. For damp but well-drained light shade. Frost hardy
 to brief periods in upper USDA zone 7. However, we recommend protection during long periods below 15 to
 20 F, mid to upper zone 8. Superb pot plant to bring indoors while in flower.
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Dianella intermedia 'Marcia's Giant'                                                            new zealand blue berry
  Fabulous plants with upright, flax-like green leaves, to 3-4 ft tall in this form. Plants are handsome, airy
  panicles of white to lilac flowers are nice, but the fruit is fabulous, rich, metallic blue berries on thin stems,
  seeming to float above the plants until fall. This selection from the Berkeley garden of Marcia Donahue is a
  very consistent fruit former. For half sun with even moisture. Excels in a container. Expect frost damage at
  15F, mid USDA zone 8.
        $16                                                                                                 Liliaceae
Dyckia choristaminea
 Terrestrial bromeliad with succulent, spidery leaves mottled deep purple and forming rosettes to only about
 4.” Flowers are produced in summertime clusters of orangey red. Offsets quickly after flowering. Full sun for
 best color. We find it best as a pot specimen though would make a good wall or rock garden plant where
 temperatures seldom drop to 18F, upper USDA zone 8.
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Graptopetalum paraguayense                                                                       mother of pearl plant
  Surprisingly tough, silvery purple succulent from the mountains of Paraguay, just as one might guess, with
  rosettes to 6" across. Very attractive spilling over pots or planters. Quite drought tolerant, but grows quickly
  with summer moisture. Full sun to part shade. This clone has been hardy for many years in Portland and can
  be planted out where temperatures seldom drop below 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                           Crassulaceae
Grevillea victoriae ‘Marshall Olbrich’
  This Western Hills Nursery form is far superior to all others of the species. Extremely floriferous, this
  evergreen shrub reaches 6 ft or a bit more. The foliage is handsome and olive-like, lighter on the undersides,
  and the orange flowers brighten a winter day, for hummingbirds as well. Full sun, good drainage, and average
  summer moisture. As with all proteas, avoid fertilizers with potassium or phosphorous. Frost hardy to 15F,
  mid USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                                          Proteaceae
Gunnera prorepens
 Think of your typical dinosaur food then think of the opposite. This tiny perennial with chocolate leaves
 reaches only 3” in height, spreading slowly. Prefers damp sites and bright light for best foliage color.
 Wonderful in pot combinations or in the ground near the leaky faucet or water feature. Can handle some heat
 as long as nights are generally cooler so not a favorite for the southeastern United States. Also a fine subject
 for partially submerged pots, e.g., the way one might grow carnivorous plants. Late season fruit creates a
 wonderful contrast and lasts into winter. Protect from tiny grazing New Zealand dinosaurs. Frost hardy in the
 upper teens F, USDA zone 8b.
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Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus
 Our collection years ago from the eastern Drakensburgs of South Africa growing in the grasses with many
 other scrumptious plants at about 9,000 ft. Opposite leaves covered with fine hairs emerge from a bulb that
 can reach 6" or more. White, rounded flowers appear in spring and summer. Bright light and at least some
 summer water is a must for happy plants. The bulbs alone are attractive enough that they are often lifted in
 pots to be grown almost as bonsai. Strangely, we have not planted any of ours outside, though their collection
 location suggests frost hardiness to at least upper USDA zone 8. Excellent pot specimen.
       $12                                                                                    Amaryllidaceae
Jasminum odoratissimum                                                                           sweetest jasmine
  Delightful Middle Eastern jasmine clammering to 6-8 ft with dark, evergreen leaves and typically star-shaped,
  highly fragrant, bright yellow flowers from spring through fall, even in winter in the warmest climates. Sun to
  part shade in rich soil. Drought tolerant but flowers abundantly with summer water. Fully hardy only where
  temperatures aren’t likely to drop below 18F, upper USDA zone 8. Exquisite and long flowering potted
  specimen.
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Ledebouria socialis                                                                                    silver squill
  Small, South African plant, to 6” x 8” with fancy, strappy leaves of silver-gray “leopard spotted” with green
  rising from red bulbs just above the soil. Greeny white flowers are a winter addition. Loves well-drained soil
  in sun or, in hottest climates, a bit of shade. Needs to dry out between waterings and tolerates some drought.
  Frost hardy in the ground into the upper teens F, USDA zone 8b. Easily grown in pots or indoors on the
  windowsill.
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Melicytus obovatus                                                                      new zealand shrubby violet
 This shrubby, evergreen violet relative reaches to 6-8 ft tall or larger with 1 cm, rounded leaves on
 divaricating, arching branches and small white flowers that produce white berries sometimes tinted pink or
 blue. Best in sun to lightly dappled shade with freely draining soil and occasional summer water. A handsome
 and architectural plant for simple wall planting or container. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
       $14                                                                                            Violaceae
Mimulus bifidus x - peach hybrid
 From a wonderful group of plants, indeed woody monkey flowers, inhabiting dry cliffs from western Oregon
 to the northern Baja, this with vibrant tangerine flowers fading to peach and glossy, mid-green foliage on
 plants to about 3 ft in height. Tolerant of great summer drought though will remain growing and flowering
 with summer water. Bright light for best flowering. Reliably frost hardy between 15 and 20F, mid USDA zone
 8, though stressed plants are a little bit tougher.
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Mimulus bifidus x - vibrant red
 Another from a wonderful group of plants, indeed woody monkey flowers, inhabiting dry cliffs from western
 Oregon to the northern Baja, this with vibrant brick to scarlet red flowers fading to peach and glossy, mid-
 green foliage on plants to about 3 ft in height. Tolerant of great summer drought though will remain growing
 and flowering with summer water. Bright light for best flowering. Reliably frost hardy between 15 and 20F,
 mid USDA zone 8, though stressed plants are a little bit tougher.
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Olearia paniculata                                                                                     daisy bush
  This medium-sized, New Zealand shrub, multi-trunked to 8-10 ft tall, thrives in full to half sun with regular
  summer water producing white, fragrant, daisy flowers in autumn. Frankly, the evergreen foliage is so great --
  the leathery, yellow-green leaves having white undersides and wavy margins -- who cares if it flowers? Makes
  a dense and useful hedge. Needs well-drained soil and summer water in sun to part shade. Somewhat more
  tender than its relatives; frost hardy in mid USDA zone 8.
         $12                                                                                        Asteraceae
Penstemon pinifolius ‘Mersea Yellow’
  Long-lived perennial with evergreen, pine-like foliage and hundreds of small bright yellow flowers in late
  spring and summer. Hummingbird candy. This sport was discovered in England with a flower color that is
  quite unusual for this genus. Great on a sunny slope or rock garden. Grows to about 1 ft high x 2 ft wide.
  Needs good drainage in any soil and occasional summer water where dry. Prune back in March. Evergreen to
  -20, USDA zone 5, and frost hardy in zone 4, as kindly reported by a inhabitant of climates much colder than
  ours.
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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Grey Ghost’
  New on the scene, this plant, shared with us by plantsman Luen Miller, has all the terrific attributes of the
  species and, even better, a very narrow profile, to about 3-4 ft wide to 10 ft or more without pruning. Leaves
  are narrow and silvery gray (grey…) and early spring flowers are tiny, nearly black bells that look enchanting
  amonst the silvery foliage. A very nice specimen and a good addition to the hedge or privacy screen
  possibilities. Bright light for best color and occasional summer water where dry. Also makes a very good pot
  specimen. Frost hardy to 15F, mid USDA zone 8.
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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Moonlight’
  Yet another good variegated form of one of our favorite groups, this rather dense shrub to 4-6 ft has rounded
  very glossy leaves centered cream to nearly golden and edged green. Early spring flowers are of deep maroon,
  smell like carnations, and are almost visible to the naked eye. This is one of the more frost hardy cultivars,
  withstanding temperatures into the mid to upper teens F, upper USDA zone 8, with no visible damage. We
  don’t yet know its lower limit.
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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tandarra Gold’
  A most refined P. tenuifolium, said to be a sport of P. t. ‘Silver Sheen’ with its ever-so slightly silver tinted
  leaves. Most importantly, though leaves of under 1/2” carry the same silvery coloring, in this form a yellow
  blotch takes up nearly the whole leaf, creating a wonderful color contrast with the typical black stems.
  Without pruning, becomes upright to 8-10 ft or more with an almost cloudlike texture … yellow clouds, of
  course. Provide summer water and, for the most dainty appearance, keep out of the hottest afternoon sun.
  Makes a suburb pot plant, luckily for, alas, it is one of the more tender with possible damage in the upper
  teens F, upper USDA zone 8. Otherwise easy care.
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Podocarpus lawrencei x totara
  A most attractive large shrub to small tree, which was shared with us by the University of California at Santa
  Cruz Arboretum. This cross between two striking podocarps has attractive sprays of densely held, 1” needles
  with light cream colored edges that enhance the texture. Prefers summer water in dry areas, but is otherwise at
  home in any well drained soil in sun to dappled shade. Appears to be frost hardy at least to 15F, mid USDA
  zone 8, but certainly might tolerate lower temperatures.
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Pseudopanax ferox                                                                           Toothed Lancewood
  One of those cool dinosaur plants found down Kiwi way that catches the eye and triggers the lust gene in plant
  geeks and adventurous gardeners. Juvenile leaves are dark brown, long, very narrow, stiff, and saw-toothed,
  growing downward from a central stem -- odd indeed. Slow growing, trees reach 20 ft in 20+ years, only then
  producing adult foliage, shorter, wider, and green. Sun to dappled or bright shade and regular summer water.
  Frost hardy in USDA zone 8b in a sheltered location, though even in Portland we keep most of ours in
  containers and shelter during winter cold.
        $24                                                                                        Araliaceae
Puya dyckioides SBHMPS 6285
  Our collection from northwest Argentina at nearly 10,000 ft. Gracefully arching, very shiny leaves tinted red
  are stunning growing from a high cliff. Luckily you do not have to hang by your ankles to have this plant. Has
  flowered for us with rosey red, 2 ft spikes with a celadon blue flower, a color that should not be found in
  nature. Should be hardy to at least 10 to 15F, mid USDA zone 8, making it one of the toughest bromeliads for
  garden use. Full sun to dappled shade; good drainage.
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Puya venusta - pink stemmed form
  One of the thrills of 2005 was receiving seed collected by Mike Remmick at over 6000 ft in the coast range of
  Central Chile. This is one of the most dazzling of the Puyas with clumping 3 ft rosettes so glaucous as to
  appear nearly white, and on this form the deep blue-black flowers were supported by 6-8 ft stems of nice pink.
  This collection is particularly exciting as, most forms in cultivation having been coastal, this seed came from
  plants growing among even the Krumholtz timberline of Nothofagus obliqua. Took our rather nasty January
  2007 extended cold spell of at least 19F in stride. Woo hoo! Expected to be hardy to between 10 and 15 F,
  lower USDA zone 8, given bright conditions and well-drained soil. A great pot plant.
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Ruschia namaquana                                                                                        ice Plant
 Shrub to about 2 feet with clasping succulent leaves giving it the appearance of a strange sea creature rather
 than a desert shrub. One of the first succulents Sean received as a child from a defunct succulent nursery in the
 San Joaquin valley. Very drought tolerant as its Namaqualand origins would indicate, though it prefers to be
 damp in the winter for best growth. Full sun. Excellent pot specimen. Reliably hardy to just a bit under 20F,
 uppermost USDA zone 8; colder with protection.
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Salvia x‘Calamity Jane’                                                                     Mounding black sage
  Woody sage, a cross between Salvia leucophylla and a prostrate form of S. mellifera, mounding to 3-4 ft tall
  and wide with fragrant, gray-green foliage and pale lavender flowers in spring that are delicious to bees and
  hummingbirds. Best in sun to bright shade in well-drained soil with only occasional summer water once
  established. Said to be deer resistant as well. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8.
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Senecio cristobalensis                                                                  red leaved velvet senecio
  Huge, furry, purple-tinged, dinner-plate-sized leaves with purple undersides and red veins -- all on red stems!
  Semi-hardy, Mexican shrub daisy with clusters of yellow "daisies" in mild winters. To 4-8 ft, best in a half
  shaded spot with normal water; more sun means darker leaves. Evergreen in USDA zone 10 and upper zone 9.
  Root hardy to the mid teens F, USDA zone 8b, Easy from cuttings otherwise. Awesome velvety goodness!
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Sternbergia lutea                                                                                     autumn daffodil
  A fall-bloomer, joining with autumn crocuses to provide cheerful fall color, this Mediterranean native has
  been cultivated in the US since colonial times. An amaryillis relation, in miniature, to only 6" tall or so, with
  bright yellow flowers in October. Best in bright, hot spots -- full sun or just a bit of shade -- but protected
  from winter winds and, preferably, from below freezing weather. Easily frost hardy in USDA zone 9 and
  above; possible with mulch and careful siting in USDA zone 8. Our clone from the University of California at
  Davis.
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Talbotia elegans                                                                                     False Dracena
  One of the more peculiar South African, asparagus relatives, this lovely perennial, has rosette forming, deep
  green leaves, long and narrow on trailing stems, and star-shaped, white, flowers with a sweet, coconut scent
  we look forward to each spring. Makes a lovely shade to half sun container specimen or small-scale garden
  plant in USDA zone 8b or above. Slow growing, it seems to take the dimmest conditions … or gardeners like
  us on occasion … in stride. Likes even moisture, especially in container, and accepts any well-drained soil.
  Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 8 and above.
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Tigridia pavonia                                                                                   Tiger Flower
  Beautiful irid widespread in Mexico, these high elevation collections produce 4” flowers of orange to dark
  yellow. Loves most garden conditions provided some summer water where dry. Will go happily winter
  dormant in the 20s F but resprouts again in spring, especially if mulched….even lower, to 10F, USDA zone 8,
  with more mulch… but there has to be a limit… Sun to dappled shade, spreading freely into attractive clumps.
  Good in containers.
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Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Goshiki’
  Another wonderful star jasmine, an evergreen vine, to 6 ft, with leaves emerging pink and turning to cream
  and green. Fragrant yellow flowers add to the attraction. Can be kept as a mounding shrub as well. Light shade
  is best with some summer water. Frost hardy to the mid teens. F, mid USDA zone 8.
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Trachycarpus martianus [Khasia Hills Form]                                              Himalayan windmill palm
  This most graceful Himalayan windmill palm, to 30 ft in time, is easily recognized by its narrow petioles and
  wide fans lined in short fur. The trunk often sheds its wool in age; unusual for a Trachycarpus. The entire
  tree has a decidedly more tropical effect than others of its genus and … well... for good reason.…It is. Unlike
  the below 0F frost hardiness hardiness of T. fortunei, 15 to 20F, mid USDA zone 8, seems to be the lower
  limit of this lovely plant. Enjoys sun and summer water. Plant where protected or use as a container plant.
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Trichocereus chiloensis var. eburneum
  Our collection of this black-spined cactus, found in the high mountains east of Santiago, Chile at the base of a
  ski resort. Reaching to 8-10 ft tall in their native habitat, these are handsome at any size with their cluster of
  black spines on top. Sun, of course. Occasional summer water speeds growth. Tolerant of winter wet if the
  soil is very well-drained. Provide protection where temperatures drop below 15F, mid USDA zone 8, or so.
         $16                                                                                             Cactaceae
Urginea maritima                                                                                          Sea squill
  Think of this as a eucomis with a serious attitude. Huge bulbs (up to 6" in diameter) throw up 5 ft tall, purple-
  scaped inflorescences with pale white to lavender flowers. Foliage grows from November on, going dormant
  in summer and blooming in August-September. Best in full sun with super drainage and very little summer
  water. Foliage is frost hardy to the low 20s and bulbs survive in upper USDA zone 8.
        $12                                                                           Liliaceae / Asparagaceae
Weinmannia trichosperma RCH 448
 Exotic looking, glossy green shrub to 6 ft from the Chilean Andes, with multiple leaflets and new growth
 emerging tinted bronze and pink. Wild collected and shared with us by plantsman Randall Hitchens, this
 compact shrub loves a damp situation but well-drained soil. Full sun on the coast; dappled shade inland to
 avoid overheating the soil. Frost hardy to the upper end of USDA zone 8.
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 Yucca aloifolia 'Blue Boy'
  A plant Sean knew at the Berkeley Botanic garden, now sometimes sold as Y. aloifolia 'Purpurea'. Leaves are
  somewhat soft and arching, green with purplish highlights in summer, turning more red in winter
  temperatures. Very tropical. To 4-6 ft. Sun to part sun and well-drained, lean soil with only occasional
  summer water once established. Frost hardy to 15 to 20F, mid USDA zone 8. An outstanding pot plant.
        $15                                                                                        Agavaceae

USDA zone: 9

 Aeschynanthus sp. NApe 008
  This diminutive, unidentified species was collected in southern China and grows only 4-6" tall with a spread
  of about 18”. As is typical of the gesneriad family, these can be epiphytic on wood or damp scree or indeed
  can live on a windowsill with fertile soil. The crisp, light green and compact foliage makes a pleasing
  background for the 2”, fiery orange, trumpet flowers. We have found it most beautiful in a tall pot with the
  foliage tailing over the side. A superb woodland plant in mild places, these have so far tested frost hardy only
  to the bottom of USDA zone 9.
         $11                                                                                       Gesneriaceae
 Agave ‘Burnt Burgundy’
  Probable hybrid of A. victoriae-reginae and A. pelona, from Gregg Star who chose it for its unusual, smooth,
  burgundy-tinted leaves with dark margins. Small, to only a 1 ft to 18", and slowly clumping in full to part
  sun. Frost hardy so far to a little under 20F, just below USDA zone 9, in our now Eucalyptus-shaded agave
  patch, but a fine pot specimen in colder climates. Eucalyptus mulch optional.
        $16                                                                                        Agavaceae
 Agave ‘Kissho Kan’                                                                   Lucky crown century plant
  Stunning blue-gray leaves edged in white make this symmetrical rosette an outstanding addition to any
  collection. Yellow leaf spines darken to reddish brown adding distinction. To 15” tall x 18” wide and slowly
  offsetting. Needs light, and well-drained soil. Frost hardy to USDA zone 9. Best in container protected from
  winter wet where temperatures drop below the 20s F.
         $15                                                                                        Agavaceae
 Agave 'Royal Spine'
  Handsome, small agave, to only 18” tall x 2 ft wide with a dense rosette of dark green leaves blushed white
  (giving rise to an alternative name, A. 'Green Steel’). A cross between A. macroacantha and A. victoriae-
  reginae, the first contributing a dark terminal spine, the second, the darkly chiseled, spineless, leaf edges. Sun,
  good drainage and little summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9. Looks wonderful in containers.
        $16                                                                                             Agavaceae
 Agave salmiana var. ferox                                                                            giant agave
  Huge, scary agave, to 4-6 ft tall x 6-12 ft wide over time, with an urn-shaped silhouette made up of foot wide,
  gray leaves. Originating in Mexico, these are common as accents in gardens with Mediterranean climates, as
  they rarely flower. Sun, good drainage, and very little summer water is necessary. Cold hardy in USDA zone
  9, to 20-25F. Good for containers.
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Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi'                                        Queen of White Thread Century Plant
 The cultivar name (NOT translated as "Honey, I shrunk the kids") refers to the silky threads or filifers that
 decorate these rosette-forming agaves. They are solitary plants, to 18" tall and wide, with the dark green
 leaves, strikingly variegated with creamy margins, the quite symmetric filifers adding to the show. The
 species, from the high country of Mexico's Durango State, shows a decent tolerance for moisture and frost in
 USDA zone 8. But temperatures below 20F, bottom of USDA zone 9, can mark the beautiful variegations so
 we recommend a moveable container.
       $16                                                                                          Agavaceae
Agave schottii                                                                    shott's century plant, shindagger
 Smallish agave from the eastern Whetstone mountains of southern Arizona with narrow, upright green leaves
 forming rosettes to 18" or so in large colonies. Leaves have a sharp, spiny tip -- easily inserted into the
 inattentive shin -- and filifers along the leaf margins but no marginal spines. Altogether a yucca-like agave.
 After 20 years or so, plants produce yellow, tubular flowers on 9 ft stems, dying after seeds set but leaving
 behind many pups. Native to southern Arizona and New Mexico southward into Mexico, these thrive in hot,
 dry places where soil is poor and summer water infrequent. Frost hardy in upper USDA zone 7 with good
 drainage.
       $19                                                                                            Agavaceae

Aloe 'Carmine'TM
  Gorgeous aloe hybrid, a Proven Winners selection with rosettes of striking succulent leaves, red-edged with
  lots of small white spots overlaid with red spots, eventually reaching 6-8" tall x 8-12" wide. Best in well
  drained soil in full to part sun. Frost hardy only to 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so best kept in containers to be
  moved indoors in winter. Both heat and drought tolerant in the ground. Let potted plants dry a bit before
  watering. A nice addition to the succulent collection outdoors or in.

        $12                                                                                  Xanthorrhoeaceae
Chlorophytum 'Gold Nugget'
 From the Drakensburgs of eastern South Africa and shared with us by plantsman Gary Hammer, this is
 essentially a dwarf, variegated, ground-covery spider plant -- with no macramé hangers needed. (Does anyone
 remember macramé?) Has been a wonderful addition to container plantings for us with its 6", light cream and
 green striped leaves and has been hardy in the ground, frosting back only when temperatures drop to 20F,
 USDA zone 9, though we would recommend a mulch with such temperatures. Even summer moisture; bright
 light to fairly deep shade. Decent drainage best.
        $12                                                                                   Asparagaceae
Crassula corymbulosa                                                                         shark's tooth crassula
  Small succulent from South Africa, to 6-10" tall x 12-20" wide, with medium green, triangular leaves
  overlapping in stacked, pagoda-like rosettes that add red tones in the sun and produce small white flowers at
  the top before dropping its leaves to produce more plants. Full sun for best leaf color. Very drought tolerant
  once established and frost hardy in USDA zone 9. Excellent in pots or hanging baskets. Tres retro!
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Curculigo crassifolia 'Fan Xi Pan'
 Josh McCullough’s collection from the lower slopes of northern Vietnam’s Fan Xi Pan mountain, previously
 listed as Cuculigo sp. JSM. A beautiful, evergreen, groundcovering forest dweller. Though we are as yet
 unsure of its hardiness, we suspect a USDA zone 9 or upper zone 8 cutoff. Worth a try in milder gardens
 where summer water is plentiful or as an attractive container plant anywhere. Would prefer shade or dappled
 sunlight.
        $14                                                                                   Hypoxidaceae
Echeveria ‘Black Prince’
  There can never be too many “black” plants and, if you consider black to be the new beige, as we do, this is a
  must have. An exquisite garden plant especially as background for such creatures as blue leaved yuccas or
  agaves. Where temperatures frequently fall to 20ºF or below, they are fine as small container plants. The
  dense rosettes of pointed leaves are a chocolate to purple-black, darkening with frost or bright light. Bright
  orange flowers in spring and summer. Simple requirements: a free draining soil drying in winter and bright
  light. A hybrid between E. shaviana and E. affinis. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9.
         $7                                                                                        Crassulaceae
Euonymus sp. [Mt. Japon, Nagaland] SEH #
  From the land of naugahyde in its natural habitat comes this strange twining euonymous, it too with a weirdly
  plastic feel. A lovely collection from India by plantsman Steve Houtman. This 6-10 ft vine has reddish stems
  with narrow, silver-veined leaves. Though tested for only a couple of years, we've found these frost hardy at
  least into the low 20sF, bottom of USDA zone 9, but a most handsome container specimen or shade garden
  denizen where temperatures allow. We’ll let you know more when we know more – or you tell us your
  experience.
         $14                                                                                     Celastraceae
Haworthia angustifolia var. liliputana
 This South African member of a very large genus is one of the tiniest. A childhood plant -- that is, having
 been in our/Sean's collection since some time in the early 70s-- that has rosettes of little teeny weeny, pointed
 leaves, each about the size of a nickel, growing fairly quickly to form 5-6 “ clumps in a few years. A lover of
 either winter or summer moisture but tolerant of drought any time. The perfect plant for a windowsill or for a
 miniature container garden -- perhaps in a teeny tiny condo. Good drainage is a must in full light to dappled
 shade except in the hottest climates. A rock garden plant in USDA zone 9 or above.
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Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera f. truncata
 Charming South African succulent with each rosette not much bigger than a quarter. From winter rainfall,
 Fynbos or chaparral country in thin soils eventually forming clumps to one ft or more across, barely reaching
 above the soil line with windowed leaf ends and tiny thread-like white flowers. A favorite since Sean’s
 childhood and still rare in cultivation. Fine pot plant for a bright windowsill or garden where temperatures
 don’t fall below 20F, USDA zone 9A. Full sun to part shade.
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Hibbertia aspera                                                                                rough guinea-flower
  Tender, viney, evergreen shrub from Australia, to 18-24" tall x 3-4 ft wide, with small leaves, shiny and
  rounded, seeming almost succulent. Bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers are very showy in spring to early
  summer. Best in partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil that is kept moist. A cheery plant, but sadly, not frost
  hardy, tolerating temperatures only to freezing and better above that, USDA zone 9. So for balmy climates or
  containers that move inside for the cold months.
        $14                                                                                           Dilleniaceae
Luzuriaga radicans                                                                                          Quilineja
  Evergreen creeping shrub or climber from Chile with a long, narrow leaf and delicate, six-petalled white
  flowers in late winter followed by cherry-like, bright red berries that persist for a long time. Lovely and
  enticing though not easy. Requires deep shade with no direct sunlight; humid conditions both above and
  below ground; and acid soil that drains well and remains cool. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9, recovering easily
  from brief dips to 20F.
        $14                                                                                              liliaceae
Mackaya bella                                                                                           forest bell bush
 Strange and wonderful, member of the acanthus family, endemic to South Africa, this clambering, evergreen
 shrub -- to 6-8 ft if trained against a wall, 4-5 ft if left on its own -- boasts glossy leaves on wiry stems and, in
 spring and summer, papery, white-bracted flowers, veined with a purple-blue -- reminiscent of Chinese
 lanterns. Drought tolerant, though loves rich garden conditions and summer water with good drainage to
 protect from winter rains. Full sun in cool climates or bright shade elsewhere. Evergreen in USDA zone 9 and
 perennial where temperatures drop below 20F. Best planted out where only light frosts occur. Good container
 plant or winter house plant. Particularly beautiful in gardens along the California and Oregon coasts.
       $14                                                                                              Acanthaceae
Myoporum parvifolium 'Burgundy Carpet'
 This Australian creeper -- to only about 6” in height but extending to 6 ft or more spilling over walls or
 covering ground -- caught our eye some time ago for use as a most attractive knitter or spiller in containers.
 We also recommend it for garden use in climates more moderate than our own, having lost it or nearly so in
 two unusual winters. The small whitish flowers are inconsequential: it’s really the leaves and the stature that
 count. Drought tolerant once established in full sun for best color. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9.
       $12                                                                                    Scrophulariaceae
Schefflera arboricola BSWJ 7040                                                                  Dwarf umbrella tree
  Nice, five to nine leafletted evergreen from southeast Asia collected by famous plants hunters Bleddyn and
  Sue Wynn-Jones. Exciting and unusual. Can be pinched for a compact shrub or pruned as a small tree and
  allowed to reach its full height of 10-15 ft over time. Best in partial shade with rich soil and regular summer
  water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9B. A find pot specimen where temperatures drop into the low 20sF.
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 Tephrocactus articulatus var. strobiliformis
   Weird and wonderful opuntia relative from northwest Argentina, this form looking for all the world like a
   stack of conifer cones... or various other things the imagination might conjure. Lovers of heat, drought and
   sun. Decent drainage, summer water, winter drought with frost hardiness to a little below 20F, USDA zone 9
   or so. Otherwise fabo container plant to amuse friends and frighten neighbors.
          $16                                                                                          Cactaceae
 Tradescantia 'Gold Crest'
   Our name for this spreading form with chartreuse foliage and white flowers. Very possibly the same form as
   ‘Gold Wing’. By any name, good draping over the sides of rock walls or pots. Best with a bit of protection
   from afternoon sun. Frost hardy in USDA zone 9, into 8 with mulch.
         $9                                                                                   Commelinaceae
 Yucca periculosa
  From semi-arid slopes at mid to high elevations in southern Mexico, this small tree, to 20 ft or so and
  eventually branching, forms multiple rosettes of blue-green leaves, with evenly spaced, small filifers and
  outward facing flowers. For sun, lean soil, and dry places but enjoys an occasional summer thunderstorm.
  Has been unusually tolerant of frost for its southern latitude habitat, being reliable to about 20F, USDA zone
  9, and a bit lower if winter dry. Otherwise a particularly nice container plant for many years, appearing like
  bonsai with its swollen caudex of a trunk.
        $15                                                                                            Agavaceae

USDA zone: 9b

 Aloe ‘Brass Hat’
   A most wonderful Hummel hybrid with dark bronzy leaves and rosettes forming clumps of 6” to 1 ft adorned
   throughout the year with brassy orange flowers. The cross, as follows -- A. (A. haworthioides x A. bakeri) x
   ((A. descoingsii x A. calcairophylla) x A. bakeri) -- seems algebraic and daunting. The plants are not. Alas,
   frost hardy only to about 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so take precautions. Great container plant. Keep dry in
   winter.
          $12                                                                                 Xanthorrhoeaceae

 Aloe 'Donnie'TM
   Gorgeous aloe hybrid, a Proven Winners selection with rosettes of succulent leaves, these with small white
   spots and red edges, eventually reaching 2-4" tall and wide. Best in well drained soil in full to part sun. Frost
   hardy only to 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so best kept in containers to be moved indoors in winter. Both heat and
   drought tolerant in the ground. Let potted plants dry a bit before watering. A nice addition to the succulent
   collection outdoors or in.
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Aloe 'Guido'TM
  Gorgeous aloe hybrid, a Proven Winners selection with rosettes of striking succulent leaves, white-edged with
  white markings - elongated spots -- on green, eventually reaching 6-8" tall and wide. Best in well drained soil
  in full to part sun. Frost hardy only to 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so best kept in containers to be moved indoors
  in winter. Both heat and drought tolerant in the ground. Let potted plants dry a bit before watering. A nice
  addition to the succulent collection outdoors or in.
         $12                                                                                  Xanthorrhoeaceae

Aloe 'Marco'TM
  Gorgeous aloe hybrid, a Proven Winners selection with rosettes of succulent leaves spotted white with brown
  "teeth" on the edges, eventually reaching 8-10" tall by 14" wide. Best in well drained soil in full to part sun.
  Frost hardy only to 25F, mid USDA zone 9, so best kept in containers to be moved indoors in winter. Both
  heat and drought tolerant in the ground. Let potted plants dry a bit before watering. A nice addition to the
  succulent collection outdoors or in.
        $12                                                                                   Xanthorrhoeaceae
Cestrum aff. dumetorum JSM 0118
  Collected at 7500 ft in the high mountains of Oaxaca Mexico by Joshua McCullough, this 8 ft semi-shrub has
  darkened stems and creamy yellow flowers scented pleasingly at night. Has been an enjoyable knitter in our
  well-watered boarder, flowering from mid-July through November and, in the winter months, sporting copious
  white fruit on bare stems. Flowers year-round if protected from hard frost. Somewhat more tender than the
  species, temperatures in the mid 20s F knocks it to the ground. Recommended as a pot plant or garden annual
  in USDA zone 8. Cold hardy to upper USDA zone 9.
        $12                                                                                      Solanaceae
Clivia miniata - variegated foliage
  These individual plants, selected from our own crosses (when we apparently have lots of time on our hands)
  create agonizingly slow-growing but drop-dead gorgeous foliage plants to 3 ft or so, with leaves stripped or
  margined in cream, gold, or white. Though happy in the shaded garden in USDA zone 9b or above we keep
  ours in pots as indoor/outdoor plants, often bringing them inside from the greenhouse when the striking
  orange flower clusters appear in winter or occasionally throughout the rest of the year. Though we
  occasionally divide particularly handsome plants, most of these are individuals, so please indicate any desired
  individual characteristics and we will try to oblige.
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Lysionotus pauciflorus
  Another intriguing gesneriad, this with deeply lobed shiny leaves to about 18” frequently adorned with
  lavender-purple “snapdragons”. A very good plant indoors anywhere, or outdoors where temperatures do not
  fall below the upper 20sF. We find it is vigorous enough to make a very good pot stuffer for shady situations.
  Keep from the hottest of sun and place on a saucer of damp gravel if used as an indoor plant. Frost hardy in
  USDA zone 9b.
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 Puya alpestris                                                                                     sapphire tower
   This amazing succulent has shocking, sapphire-blue flowers held on 4-5 ft spikes over rosettes of spiny leaves.
   Despite their made-out-of-plastic appearance, they are the "real deal." Think spiky bromeliad, ‘cause that’s
   what it is. Leaves are 2-3 ft long, narrow and arching, green above and silver beneath, with spines along the
   margins. Drought tolerant, but some summer water is a good thing. Full sun and good drainage, of course.
   Frost hardy to 25 degrees F, mid USDA zone 9, perhaps lower with the perfect micro climate.
         $14                                                                                       Bromeliaceae
 Sedum rubrotinctum                                                                                 jellybean sedum
   A trailing Mexican sedum, sometimes called Donkey tail for the stems that dangle as much as a foot. A
   succulent perennial, to 6-8" tall, with little leaves that become become rusty and rosy as they grow. Best in
   sun to light shade and well-drained soil with little summer water once established. Frost hardy to 25F, mid
   USDA zone 9, and lovely trailing over the sides of pots that can be moved indoors to a bright window where
   temperatures drop below.
          $4                                                                                        Crassulaceae
 x Sedeveria 'Jet Beads'                                                                        jet beads stonecrop
   This brightly colored hybrid of Sedum and Echeveria, to only 4" tall, has small, succulent leaves of bronze
   and green along stems creating a beaded effect and a striking bicolor texture. Foliage darkens to nearly black
   in cooler weather. Full sun to light shade in well-drained soil with little summer water necessary once
   established. Frost hardy to 25F, mid USDA zone 9. A fabulous addition to containers or troughs.
         $12                                                                                        Crassulaceae

USDA zone: 10

 Crassula ovata 'Tricolor'                                                                      variegated Jade plant
   Variegated jade plant, the dark green, succulent leaves decorated with creamy white irregular markings. A
   lovely shrub and slow-growing, reaching only 1 ft tall in several years, in bright light or part shade. Very
   drought tolerant, needing only occasional water in summer and almost none in winter unless grown in
   container and requiring a bit more frequent attention. A fine succulent shrub outdoors where temperatures
   don't drop below freezing. Otherwise a happy container plant spending at least the winter months indoors in
   bright light.
         $12                                                                                          Crassulaceae
 Epiphyllum sp. 'Antique Orange'                                                                 Christmas Cactus
   This most beautiful orchid cactus, passed along to us from a family who had had it for generations, has
   flowered each winter in our main retail area provoking many requests for babies. And now they are available!
   Plants are about 3 ft wide and produce intense, florescent orange flowers in abundance. In summer, plants
   should be well-watered and kept in reasonably bright light, then drought stress and allowed to cool in autumn
   to promote buds. Frost hardy outdoors in USDA zone 10 but most effective as an indoor/container or hanging
   basket specimen.
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Justicia rizzinii                                                                                firecracker flower
  Semi-hardy, small, rounded 3-4 ft shrub with small,evergreen foliage and tubular winter flowers in scarlet
  with yellow tips. Best in sun to part shade in fertile soil with regular summer moisture. Very tolerant of heat
  and humidity. Excellent in a container. Definitely worth the trouble to take cuttings to overwinter or lift and
  store inside. Frost hardy in USDA zone 10.
         $12                                                                                        Acanthaceae
Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’
  A handsome perennial forming a round, bushy shrub to about 2 ft tall and wide with spikes of lavender
  flowers held above the dark green leaves in summer and beyond. Trim to shape and deadhead for longer
  blooming period. Rich soil and plenty of water in part shade. Frost hardy outside in USDA zone 10 but good
  in pots and happy as a houseplant as well.
         $9                                                                                       Lamiaceae
Ruellia makoyana                                                                                   Monkey Plant
 These old fashioned house plants bloom continuously with lip stick colored tubes pointing out in every
 direction above the velvety, white veined foliage. Classy like a pink Cadillac. We are hoping for someone to
 try a mass planting of these. Best with some shade, rich soils, and moisture. Cold hardy in USDA zone 10.
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