40246 EQUISETUM DIFFUSUM EQU HP CGH AQ PRICE: $ 8.75 "Tropical Horsetail" Soft gray green central stems form a tiny bamboo-like thicket: each central stem, with delicately nodding tip, is ringed with skirts of lateral stemlets to create intricate patterns; marvelous pot plant. Will survive some winters in our zone if the ground barely freezes, but best grown as a cool greenhouse subject. Quite popular as a citizen of Wardian Cases.
40247 EQUISETUM HYEMALE EQU HP HH PRICE: $ 4.00 "Horsetail" Clumps of grooved green reed-like maroon-ringed stems bear conelike sporing structures at tips; high silica content makes them "Scouring Rushes" for pots. Their extreme vertical aspect makes them a decorative must for shallow pool/bog designs; while their primitive aspect makes them a favorite in very contemporary garden designs--especially as is quite evergreen, persisting all winter if not exposed to excessive windtunnel conditions.
81827 EUPATORIUM (AGERATINA) AROMATICUM JOCIUS' VARIEGATE COMP HT PRICE: $ 6.50 New "Smaller White Snakeroot" selection of John Jocius with leaves brilliantly frosted creamy white, a perfect combination with the flat-topped clusters (like "Boneset") of fuzzy white Ageratum-like blossoms; neither aromatic nor toxic; customers have claimed to observe over six species of butterflies visiting this at the same time. We introduced this for John some years ago and are delighted at its current popularity in northwestern and mid-atlantic gardens & nurseries. Maybe someday even more of John's fellow Chicago growers will embrace it! Recently the Genus for the plant has supposedly been changed to "Ageratina."
88554 EUPATORIUM RUGOSUM CHOCOLATE COMP HT PRICE: $ 5.25 Shiney 3' purple stems cloaked with chocolate-purple foliage dramatically highlighting the bright white fall flower clusters. Excellent "Snakeroot" selection which likes moist feet, yet will perform well in normal perennial border conditions.
80245 HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA CHAMELEON [VARIEGATA] SAU HT PRICE: $ 4.25 "Cameleon Plant" Branched stems with leaves of pink, yellow, ochre, and violet--as well as bronze-red if grown in sun; modest white-bracted flower spikes. Outstanding foot tall ornamental perennial. Orange-scented Asian herb which is extremely invasive if situated in an area with moist soil and full sun.
88576 HYDROCOTYLE SIEBOLDII CRYSTAL CONFETTI UMB HH PRICE: $ 8.00
Remarkably beautiful VERY low growing "White Edged Navelwort" with every tiny serrated
kidney leaf brightly margined. A winnining new groundcover for
which a round of applause for Barry Yinger is richly due. While newly popular as cascading "vine" for hanging baskets and windowboxes, giving a lacy gold and cream froth effect, this is happiest in a bog with constantly wet feet.
80304 LYSIMACHIA CLETHROIDES PRI HT PRICE: $ 4.75 "Gooseneck Loosestrife" Soft leaves cloak erect stems topped with curving
racemes of small white flowers giving this a marvelously antique quality.
88585 LYSIMACHIA CONGESTIFLORA GOLDEN HARVEST PRI CGH HH PRICE: $ 4.75 An excellent subtropical "Golden Nosegay" selection with the clusters
of bright yellow flowers highlighting the muted golden foliage of this procumbent half hardy perennial; NOT the patented yellow margined
80013 LYSIMACHIA NUMMULARIA AUREA PRI HP PRICE: $ 4.75 "Golden Moneywort" Prostrate rooting stems with coin-shaped golden leaves; If wintered, produces yellow "Creeping Jennie" primrose flowers. Popular as bold golden groundcover outside or hanging baskets indoors. "Lloydiella"
88588 LYSIMACHIA PUNCTATA ALEXANDER'S PRI HT PRICE: $ 5.75 Excellent new selection of the yellow flowered standby with brightly white margined leaves crowded along the 1'to 2' stems; prefers a moist to boggy situation in full sun.
80773 LYSIMACHIA [STEIRONEMA] CILIATA PURPLE LEAF PRI HT PRICE: $ 5.75 Highly ornamental dusky purple leaves in opposite pairs ranked on 3' stems; lemon yellow flowers perch in the axils. Interesting perennial native to North America, invaluable companion to silver-foliaged plants; thrives with wet feet.
80328 NYMPHAEA HYBRIDA ARC-EN-CIEL NYM HB PRICE: $ 35.00 "Variegated Waterlily" Amazing selection with glossy dramatic leaves freckled white and splotched pink--often entire pink round leaves are produced in fall; the beautiful amply produced double white blossoms fade to pearl. We send heavy divisions. If you maintain a small pond or a large patio tub, this will give you the best of both flower and foliage with many lovely blossoms (not giant, but double) while always amazing with the brilliant decorative pink variegated floating foliage. A number of customers over the years have created a small pool just to accomodate this easily grown creature after seeing its stunning beauty here in the display pond.
80863 PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS AUREA GRA HT PRICE: $ 15.00 "Golden Carrizo" Variegated clone of "Common Reed" with the glaucous blades striped golden & lime; weeping one-sided panicles of showy purple seeds fading to russet in Fall; thrives in moist clay and full sun; tends to wander. But if if wanders too far you can harvest it because this graceful reed has long been used to control coughing and vomiting, to lower fevers and even used to treat seafood poising! We are not making this up.
88810 PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS CANDY STRIPE GRA HT PRICE: $ 15.00 Striking "Pink Banded Pampas Reed" with mint green strap leaves and strong stalks banded and striped with clear white and soft pink. Much treasured by those dedicated to the perpetuation of variegation in all landscapes. As is not a vigorous brute (as is the species form), this treasure is very effective when used as a vertical accent anchored in a barely submerged pot in an aquatic tub on your deck or patio.
SANGUINEUS POLYGO HT HH PRICE: $ 8.00 "Bloody Dock" red beet
foliage with purple veins. Excellent foliage oddity for the
perennial border; the taproot assures this North African's winter
hardiness--newly popular as a willing candidate as bog garden eye candy. The oddly attractive nubby odd mahogany red inflorescence is often used in bouquets & as an herbal
remedy (but for what?). Edible fresh foliage fun to include in a salad for its remarkable color.
80455 TYPHA LATIFOLIA VARIEGATA TYP HT PRICE: $ 22.50 "Variegated Cattail" Elegant erect leaves striped in ivory in this cultivar which flourishes only when slightly submerged in water in full sun; as brown-black spikes have naked segments occasionally, this may be Typha angustifolia. Sent freshly dug.