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Acanthus spinosus
Product Code: 80012
Impressive clumps of deeply cut dark green leaves- often appearing in greek statuary and architecture- mimicing soft thistle foliage.  But producing very unthistlle-like tall stong columns of ornately purple toned bracts from which emerge ivory blossoms. Very impressive eastern European mountain native performing ...
Acorus gramineus Dwarf
Product Code: 81484
Fast clustering miniature selection with taller foliage than pusillus, while individual blades are elegantly slim in the overlapping foliar fans--much used as a bonsai companion. As with all the gramineus cultivars, this must be kept evenly moist in order to maintain lustrous foliage.
Acorus gramineus Dwarf Himemasamume
Product Code: 30549
Interlacing ranks of short sword-shaped glossy-grass leaves, each striped on its inner edge. Forms remarkable 4" cushions. Most certainly the prize cultivar of the species.  This quite rare Japanese selection of this winter hardy "Sweetflag" is also beautiful as indoor pot plant as well as a choice mame bonsai com...
Acorus gramineus Kin Gin Chu Ya
Product Code: 58470
Rare classical Japanese cultivar meaning "Silver-gold Morning-Evening" with remarkably variable variegation as some fans are green and lime, while others explode into pure white flourishes. Do not let this slow growing (and thus rare) cultivar ever dry out. We do not know how winter hardy this one will be. This is the ...
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Acorus gramineus Masamune
Product Code: 30550
Bright white-striped leaves similar to A.g. variegatus, although considered to be more compact and shorter as it matures. An easily grown houseplant, always a star in a terrarium setting, equally happy in a damp area outside in our climate here.
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Acorus gramineus minimus aureus
Product Code: 30724
Marvelous small tufts of bright golden chartreuse fans of tiny flat leaf blades; wonderful in small undrained containers; very showy golden tuffet in a terrarium as well. But most popular as an eye catcher in a Fairy Garden landscape.
Acorus gramineus Oborozuki
Product Code: 30551
"Golden Sweetflag" Elegant ranks of 6"+ sword leaves of bright yellow-ochre with emerald pinstripes. Striking indoors in a small blue bonsai pot; beautiful evergreen golden-grass effect when grown in a boggy spot outdoors; popular in aquatic tubs for the deck as keeps small stature. This is a Japanese clone which also ...
Acorus gramineus Tanimanoyuki
Product Code: 30004
Lime-yellow stripes inside outer edge of each slim blade; from Japan, excellent as short grassy-tufted houseplant; or quite hardy in Southeast Ohio--a "Japanese Sweet Flag" which stays evergreen if given semi-aquatic conditions outdoors. Easy in aquatic culture--although the name translates as "Snow on the Mountain," t...
Aegopodium podagraria variegatum
Product Code: 80018
"Bishops Weed" or "Goutweed" Creeping rootstocks quickly form a deciduous carpet of biternate (thus called "Ground Elder") short leaves edged in white; perfect choice for ground-cover or for edging. White blossoms form rigid patterns in cute umbles much beloved by butterflies. Reliably beautifully variegated low ground...
Aesculus pavia [humilis]
Product Code: 71571
Wonderful "Red Buckeye"--a shrubby tree with tropical appearing foliage topped in the spring with massive pyramidal panicles of showy rosy red blossoms. Prefers poor soil with shaded roots.
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Ajuga pyramidalis metallica crispa
Product Code: 80021
The clustering (not carpeting) marvelously 3-D "Spinach Bugleweed" forms a slowly-increasing flat mound of crinkly purple foliage; over which appear springtime tiny spikes of blue lipped flowers. Choice. Ross suggests this to more accurately be 'Mini Crisp Red,' while it is also sometimes sold as A.p. purpurea crispa i...
Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip
Product Code: 88862
A very miniature tuffet (eventually a carpet if given a few years) of purple blushed cocoa bronze mouseear leaves; spikes of blue flowers (fading to dark blue purple) only 3" tall! From Valfredda nursery in Italy. Now we have a perfectly behaved "Bugleweed" appropriate for even small trough gardens and an excellent und...
Akebia quinata
Product Code: 70017
Japanese selection of "Fiveleaf Akebia" with dark purplish- green palmately compound pinwheel leaves; fragrant clusters of unusual blossoms--chocolate purple pistillate and rose staminate. Odd violet-brown sausage pod opens to reveal a waxy fleshy pink interior with seeds. Very vigorous in our climate.
Albizia julibrissin Athens County
Product Code: 71227
The ubiquitous "Mimosa Tree" from northern areas of India with wide spreading crown of elegantly arching limbs graced with intricately laced foliage and pink puffs of flowers. This is our local clone (Z6b) which rarely suffers winter killback unlike most more southern USA collections--tends to bloom from old growth eve...
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Allium August Confection
Product Code: 88790
Heavily Clumping senescen hybrid with foot tall stems of showy light magenta pink balls of bloom early fall. A Mark McDonough selection of a very high performer. May remain evergreen in the deeper south.
Product Code: 80031
An excellent compact beauty for container gardening.  From dividing succulent bases arise short thick disticous grey blades which artfully swirl to create a tostled tuffett.. Lovely heads of fragrant flowers as this "Curly Chives" clump matures
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Elegans
Product Code: 70018
Crop available mid summer. Small-leaved "Porcelain Vine" with deeply lobed leaves splashed with white and pink; by September this beautifully laced and frosted foliage will be accented by lilac to blue hard polished berries in attractive clusters. Handsome Asian vine
Anemone vitifolia robustissima [hort]
Product Code: 80044
"Grapeleaf Anemone" Vigorous perennial elevating soft pink saucer-shaped flowers (sepals) on slim stems over the jagged foliage from September thru October. Now more properly Anemone tomentosa robustissima. A stunning show of masses of elegant billowy pink fall flowers Seems to perform best here in gravel laden moist s...
Product Code: 81229
Elegant mounds of bluish-green foliage richly marbled and splashed golden yellow are topped with sprays of spurred large pale violet blossoms.
Armeria maritima rubrifolia
Product Code: 88791
Impressive "Purple Thrift" with dark burgundy foliage (in full sun & skree) topped with deep pink flower heads. A most distinctive reddish purple tuffet for your trough or rock garden.
Artemisia lactiflora Orientale Limelight
Product Code: 80070
Golden Ivory & emerald splashed fringed leaves closely packed on upright stems terminating in conical heads of tiny white blossoms to add even more decorative interest to an already beautiful perennial. PPAF. By midsummer this gives a shimmery lime tone to the border when viewed from a distance.
Arundo donax variegata [versicolor]
Product Code: 80076
Variegated form of "Giant Reed": clumps of stout tall stems with ranks of long leaf spears striped white-cream make this the most impressive dramatic giant grass which is reliably winter hardy here. The have traditionally been fashioned into mouth pieces for bagpipes & clarinets.
Asarum maxunim Ling Ling
Product Code: 82446
A beautifully foliaged  "Chinese Wild Ginger"  with leathery basal flowers of a deep mahogany black with central white highlights giving us the 'face' of a Panda Bear.
Product Code: 70912
Our clone of brilliantly variegated native "Paw Paw" producing an initial flush of under pelted obavate green leaves; folowed by a second flush of white mottled showy leaves holding the ivory tones through fall.  The umber twigs produce bizarre three sepaled hermaphoraditic flowers early spring followed by small f...
Athyrium angustum rubellum
Product Code: 11659
"Red Stem Lady Fern."
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Athyrium felix-femina Lady In Red (hyb)
Product Code: 89214
Great "English Lady Fern" with pale blushed pinnae with bright reddish stems on a visually delicate habit. Quite winter hardy to go in the shade garden.
Athyrium filix-femina Victoriae
Product Code: 11658
"Victoria's Lady Fern". Architectural three dimensional fronds created by quite tiny pinnae. Impressive, given time.
Athyrium georingianum pictum cristatum
Product Code: 11616
Charming "Crested Japanese Painted Fern". Forming elegant clumps of silvery fronds emerging pink toned, each mature frond forking at the tip to form a crested fishtail. Quite winter hardy in our Ohio location - similar to 'Applecourt'
Athyrium Ghost (hyb)
Product Code: 11650
Nancy Swell's "Ghost Fern" with the upright vertical habit from the A. filix-femina and the fabulous silvery platinum tones and reddish rachis of the other parent, A. nipponicum 'Pictum'--most impressive. So highly colored as to be slow in establishing in its site, but certainly earns its place.
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Athyrium goeringianum pictum
Product Code: 10060
"Japanese Painted Fern." Diciduous fern with elegant pink to silver centered fronds. Best grown outside with some protection from sun and wind.
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