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Musa basjoo
Stock Number: 57496
Prefering cooler climes, this "Northern Novelty Banana" from the Ryuku Islands sends up large pale green draping tropical foliage from rootstocks needing winter protection (with mulch this is quite winter hardy in our Zone 6 gardens); odd inflorescence with white pulp fruit insipid; Japanese use 10' plant for fiber. In...
$15.00
Stock Number: 80963
Tidy hemispheres of 6-8 inch very slim grass blades in great numbers, turning bright straw toned during winter.  Rockeries, outdoor troughs and perennial fairy gardens all welcome this cute new tuffet.
$8.00
Nipponanthemum (Chrysanthemum) nipponicum
Stock Number: 80968
Shrubby "Nippon Daisy" from Japan with stout stems studded with thick widely toothed spatulate leaves with a glossy jade quality; big white daisy flowers with bold greenish-yellow eyes late fall. The "Montauk Daisy" while hardy here with good drainage, blooms so late that we grow them in large low mum pots so we can br...
$6.75
Ophiopogon japonicus Aritaki
Stock Number: 40678
"Silver Mist Lilyturf" with short narrow strap leaves richly lined in cream-white, pink tinted in high light. Rare because is slow to offset; considered at least Z7 hardy. Evidentally same as `Folius Albo-striatus.' Fabulous container subject.
$12.00
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Ophiopogon japonicus Gyoku Ryu
Stock Number: 40679
Beautiful "Lilyturf" clumps of small very slim blades in tidy upright clumps; the "Jewel Dragon Plant" of Japan. Quite winter hardy in SE Ohio, but often with minor tip-burn. Nonetheless, in our experience, this is still the slowest to spread into a mat, as does not offset as willingly as 'Kyoto Dwarf' with its compara...
$6.25
Ophiopogon japonicus Kyoto Dwarf/ ' Pygmaeus'
Stock Number: 40680
Marvelous tiny black-green tufts of tight leathery leaf fans--much shorter and much wider "blades" than 'Gyoku Ryu.' This is the choice for underplanting bonsai. Excellent groundcover in your Zen garden. Miniature, Slow growing
$5.75
Ophiopogon planiscapus arabicus (nigrescens)
Stock Number: 40681
"Black Mondo Grass" Famous leathery ribbon leaves purple-black; clumps produce off-white flowers, then pale blue-green fruit. Survives our SE Ohio winters if given protection from winter sun.
$5.00
Stock Number: 83151
Outarching glacous leaved stemps are tipped with abundant clusters of purple amethyst blossoms emerging from secorative hoplike shrimk mimich salyxes.   Long blooming amethyst flowers with a spicy scented foliage.
$12.00
Origanum Kent Beauty
Stock Number: 89198
Remarkably beautiful chains of pendant bracts nodding at the tips of arched stems emerging from a woody rootstock, perfect with the glaucous foliage. A hybrid of O. scabrum crossed with rotundifolium found at Washfield Nursery in Kent.
$12.00
Origanum laevigatum Hopley's Purple
Stock Number: 83049
Scented stems, cloaked with tidy small rounded leaves, topped with bright violet purple blossoms; great in containers, or rock wall to display the rich purple-bronze fall foliage. Great butterfly plant.
$5.75
Orixa japonica aurea
Stock Number: 71232
Very lovely woody Japanese shrub with shimmery waxy fragrant leaves emerging a rich lime gold; racemes of petite greenish blossoms. While quite attractive as a container plant, this beautiful golden copper colored shrub reaches its best potential if you wish to give a tropical look to your shrub border with this waxy l...
$12.00
Osmunda regalis
Stock Number: 11500
"Royal Fern" Given a moist location with protection from severe sunstroke, this will easily outlive any gardener: a long term project worth your patience as the elegant foliage arises in a more dramatic display every year.  In very limited stock.
$8.75
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Pachysandra procumbens
Stock Number: 70798
Our lovely native "Allegheny Spurge" forms low mats of short stems thickly cloaked with slightly toothed thick evergreen leaves emerging in the spring (along with spikes of small blossoms) but developing beautiful winter designs as cool fall weather arrives.  Needs a shady location.
$15.00
Pachysandra terminalis variegata
Stock Number: 70317
"Silver-edged Spurge" Ground cover Boxwood cousin very slowly and deliberately forming mats of short stems with leathery toothed leaves bordered white Small white flowered Japanese evergreen. Much slower to increase than the solid green cultivars. Genus means "Thick/fat Man" in reference to width of stamen.
$8.00
Passiflora incarnata
Stock Number: 81152
"Hardy Passion Flower" Native with yellow edible fruit following the astoundingly beautiful pale lavender flowers with elaborately fringed pink-purple coronas. Please remember that this emerges from the ground very late in the spring unless situated in a warm courtyard: the local name of "Maypop" accurately refers to i...
$8.50
Passiflora Incense [hyb]
Stock Number: 40734
Hybrid of P. incarnata x P. cincinnata. Many large deep rich purple flowers some 6" across with considerable fragrance; with purple stripes on the corona filliments. The green fruit is deemed edible. We have never noted any winter growth; vigorous grower with a good reputation for outdoor hardiness even up into norther...
$10.00
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Patrinia scabiosifolia Nagoya
Stock Number: 81534
Attractive dramatically toothed foliage over which arise displays of fls w/ flourescent yellow cymes persisting for months. Barry Yinger found this in the Japanese cut flower trade.
$10.00
Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry
Stock Number: 81172
Wide deeply arching blades form a highly decorative specimen from which emerge "Jet Black Foxtails" (purple mahogany seed plumes creating constant show on into the first frosts)--still the most popular grass at the nursery as it achieves its most splendid show during that late late summer period when so many other gard...
$3.75
Penstemon Husker Red [glacialis]
Stock Number: 80842
Dramatic evergreen wine-purple foliage beautifully sets off the foot tall inflorescence of ivory flowers produced over several months. Possibly more accurate as P. digitata 'Husker Red.'
$5.00
Penstemon mexicale Sunburst Ruby
Stock Number: 80584
Tiny tidy clumps of attractive slim foliage are topped with short upright stems of abundant ruby toned tubular flowers beloved by humming birds.  Perfect for a rockery, yet a good container performer.
$6.00
Persicaria amplexicaulis Golden Arrow
Stock Number: 89207
"Golden Afghan Firetail" Clumping moisture loving perennial with golden lime lance leaves clapsing elegant 18" to 22" stems tipped with short stalked spines (cattails) of cardinal red flowers fading to rose, sometimes still blooming at frost.
$15.00
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Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon
Stock Number: 88772
Beyond marvelous rockery or container perennial: two foot stems emerge from a woody crown displaying saber shaped leaves of rich burgundy, chevroned a vibrant pewter fading to deep emerald edges; fleecy blossoms demurely appear late summer. [Polygonum sphaerostachyum]
$6.00
Petasites japonicus giganteus [hort]
Stock Number: 88986
The "Monster Butter-burr"-- with truly giant rounded leaves reaching impressive dimensions; showy white inflorescence very early spring emerging from the February (sometimes frozen) ground like science fiction artichokes. If it gets too vigorous, remember that the Japanese use the petioles in stir fry. Prefers cool tem...
$25.00
Petasites japonicus purpureus
Stock Number: 88800
Odd "Purple Bog Daisy" with new foliage a weird purple maturing into giant lilac tinged leaves. Needs bog to romp in. Difficult to ship once in leaf; so later orders will be sent with current foliage removed.
$22.00
Stock Number: 10960
Rosette of knife-shaped fronds. Can often be grown outside in a milder clime than ours. This is the famous "Hart's Tongue" fern. Needs cool temps during the winter.
$8.00
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Pinellia tripartita
Stock Number: 31717
Vigorously clumping species with green spathes striped purple. The fingered foliage is divided into how many lobes? Check the name--but do not be surprised if a mature bulb eventually ignores this--we have found that very very few plants have developed reading skills to the point of adequately understanding the names a...
$5.50
Pinus strobus Hillside Winter Gold
Stock Number: 70765
"Golden Eastern White Pine" Soft green in summer; very bright yellow gold during winter. Outstanding cultivar: certainly lights up our winter garden here in Ohio, especially stunning when planted in front of dark Hemlocks or dusky deep green spruces. As with all "White Pines" avoid planting in a constantly wet or boggy...
$28.00
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Plantago asiatica variegata
Stock Number: 81131
Wide small paddle shaped leaves liberally striped and blotched with bright ivory white. Supposedly the petioles juice sooths bee stings. True from seed, this small non-invasive Eruasian can form a richly variegated mat in time; also a favorite for tiny containers--but its variegation is so showy it would probably turn ...
$6.00
Plantago major Frills
Stock Number: 88897
Absolutely charming "Parsley Leaved Plantain" forming tight rosettes of elaborately frilled and cripsed leaves--small enough for a large trough; excellent between garden walk pavers. Very cute; very amusing; very over the top. And if a few too many volunteers come up? Just gently remind the seedlings that their seeds a...
$4.75
Stock Number: 81989
The flower spikes become leave nosegays in this rare victorian favorite, known as the " Tussie Mussie"  RARE
$12.00
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