Stock Number: 71663
From Argentina, this vigorous Zone 8 "Cat's Claw Vine" clambers with neat claw tendrils under small attractive leathery leaves; showy clusters of tubular cupped bright crome yellow blossoms are 4" across. Excellent for the cool greenhouse in the north; fab outdoor vine in the deep south where it forms a considerable tu...
Stock Number: 80306
2"Plume Poppy" Bold showy calloped leaves with an outline mimicing that of the hardy fig, silvery beneath, on tall stalks topped with plumes of tiny white flowers appearing to be pinkish buff from a distance. Chinese "Tree Celandine" soon forms impressive clumps. Effective close up; impressive as a backdrop.
Stock Number: 72753
A deciduous magnolia which has magnificent large leaves and large sized white flowers. It is the center point often of interest in our garden during summer.
Stock Number: 68075
"Rattelsnake Agave" Arching squill-like leaves blotched purple and lavender; flowers on spikes arising from a thickened basal "bulb". Hardy here in a protected perfectly drained location. We also grow this in the greenhouses, so can be grown either indoors or out. Newly offered in 2012.
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Stock Number: 11642
"Jumbo Ostrich Fern" In time, with good light and near bog conditions the fronds will reach up some seven feet. This is a long term commitment!
Stock Number: 71105
The spreading deciduous "Chinaberry Bead Tree" with toothed pinnate leaves richly variegated when emerging during cool weather. Only winter hardy to zone 7b; a cold greenhouse subject further north. The fragrant yellow blossoms are followed by hard seeds traditionally used for rosaries.
Stock Number: 80914
"Golden Lemon Balm" Cultivar shared with us by Henry Ross; the richly scented pubescent leaves keep bright chartreuse-yellow coloration throughout the season, unlike the quickly fading regular variegated variety. Even when we fail to list this, customers order it anyway: so we probably will just offer this cheerful fra...
Stock Number: 70312
"Moonseed" or "Yellow Parilla" Woody twining vine with very attractive oval leaves, pubescent beneath; tiny flowers followed by odd drupe fruit; dried rhizome has alkaloids of medicinal value--N. American cousin of curare source, Chondrodendron. If it likes its site, this native can become quite rampant--give it a big ...
Stock Number: 88445
Deep green-purple richly scented leaves on upright magenta toned stems forming a vigorous clump; very potent leaves used in drinks and deserts. Peppermint patty bronzed foliage; rich lavender flowers on foot tall clumps.
Stock Number: 80309
"Wooly Pineapple Mint". Lax tostled stems bend under sweetly fragrant tomentose leaves with large white variegated splashes; white flowers highly decorative. Easy container plant for those fearful of its traveling ways.
Stock Number: 71222
"Dawn Redwood" This is the famous tree discovered in only one location in China years ago. It has proven to be quite hardy in northern climates. We recommend if you have the space. There are great clones of this out now. Check for these in our offerings from time to time.
Stock Number: 73906
"Golden Dawn Redwood" This is the famous tree discovered in only one location in China years ago but the needles are bright golden yellow. The plants are of good size. It has also proven to be quite hardy here in Ohio. We recommend if you have the space. This is a great clone of bright gold color.
Stock Number: 70655
Very fine featured Japanese selection of "Dwarf Wisteria" used in bonsai training for its gnarled vine/trunk and small feathery foliage. Also a very winter hardy shrubby vine in our climate with shy racemes of peablossoms most springs.
Stock Number: 88973
Impressive seven foot clumps of this Z5/6 specimen will brighten and heighten the back of any bed. The bold impressive leaf blades glow with brightly striped gold and lime and rich green. Asian with wandering habit once it is established, giving you clumps to share with plant friends who will ask for this distinctive t...
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Stock Number: 70874
"Snowflake Mulberry" Very deeply lobed leaves margined in white. We are not sure what its hardiness range will be. Supplies can be limited as this is heavily ordered--please do not order if you need this rarity immediately.
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Stock Number: 70725
Famous "Dragon Mulberry"; 'Unryu' is "Dragon in the Clouds" so named for wildly zig-zagging spiraling branches and stems used in Japanese Ikabana arranging. Lustrous large leaves in summer. Fantastic ricrac outlines in the winter garden.
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...
Stock Number: 71299
Very miniature "Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo" with bronze red & maroon fall-winter foliage.
Stock Number: 66803
Sold only to ancient children: yes, a blue flowered "Variegated Shoo Fly Plant"--we've not even seen a whitefly on the richly splashed foliage. As this "Apple of Peru" ships very poorly, we will send only packets of seed.
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...
Stock Number: 80328
"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 th...
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.
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...
Stock Number: 81682
Marvelous "Striped Dragon Plant" with densely packed emerald green compact very slim narrow leaves randomly streaked with white/cream/gray varying markedly from one fan to the next. Remove any reversions of this rarity immediately! Best considered an alpine greenhouse subject.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.