Wonderful "Variegated Buttercup" with very low foliage toned metallic over golden centers framed with green crennations; a perfect palette of color for its bright yellow blossoms. This splendid carpeting groundcover tolerates shade but prefers moist, even boggy situation in good light to achieve its considerable beauty...
Double ranks of grass-like arched leaves only inches high line creeping soil-level rhizomes; basal reddish-magenta, scented basal flowers followed by ground level berries. This "Lily Turf Carpet" is valuable as groundcover for leggy plants; marginally hardy here even in mild winters.
Outstanding carpeting "False Lilyturf" with short, ranked leaves striped bright ivory; vigorous Japanese clone with brick red flowers followed by berries. Green species form marginally winter hardy here in Zone 6--this is less hardy. A far more successful and gorgeous citizen of your cool greenhouse (need a groundcover...
The extremely twisted branches of this "Contorted Black Locust" make for an outstanding winter display. We've seen a few blossoms on our specimen; the thick foliage tresses flaunt the silvery green backleaf to great visual effect.
"Sacred Lily of China" Thick dark leathery lance leaves rise in two packed ranks; club-like inflorescence with stubby yellow flowers; excellent pot plant in northern climes, winter hardy in South; typically hardy in our modified Z6b climate, yet sustaining some foliar damage in severe winters.
"Green China Rose" double green flowers actually more a case of multiple sepals? More bizarre than lovely and thus a must for serious collectors of blossoms virid. Good performer in the winter conservatory where it will produce winter blossoms. (And actually winter hardy outdoors at least as far north as Z6.)
Widely arching canes with deep green foliage produce a constant succession of sprays of small rich red double blossoms even in the winter greenhouse--although quite winter hardy in our Z6b. Interesting in large hanging baskets or cascading from large urns; but unrivaled as a constantly reblooming ground cover in full s...
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
Popular polyantha rose noted for vigor, hardiness and long blooming period for the pink rosette blossoms. These are starters on their own roots; not grafted.
The famous "Variegated Rose" of Danish horticulture with richly splashed foliage perfect with the lovely double pink "Hybrid Tea Rose" blossoms topping the short upright canes. Yinger kindly shared this potentially difficult (because a cold greenhouse subject in far northern winters) creature with us; these are small r...
Rare "Memorial Rose" cultivar with white frosted and mottled shiny leaves taking on pink tones in cool weather. The variegation does not fade with summer heat in our climate.
"Japanese Mat Rose" Absolutely prostrate stems with glossy bright foliage and antique white single flowers with large puffs of yellow stamens (remember: this is a species not evolved into reblooming), followed by showy red hips. Excellent groundcover in a bright difficult spot, or spilling from a window box outdoors, o...
"Hardy Rosemary" or reliably winter hardy to Zone 7b, if sited well, survives further north, especially if perfect drainage and protection from winter wind can be achieved. Very large leaved fragrant foliage on upright stems; bluish mauve blossoms. New in 2012.
"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...
"Snowy Rue" Stout stems are graced with glaucous flattened leaves, with lobed segments appearing ferny, emerging richly splashed white during cool seasons; odd mustard-yellow flowers followed by ornate seed pods. If given excellent winter drainage, this "Snowy Herb of Grace" best known in Europe as the "Harlequin Rue,"...
"Dwarf Rue" Evergreen lacy pale blue-green foliage--far more pale and more deeply divided leaflets than other species; short woody stems are topped by yellow lime blossoms. As is suggested by the name, pleasantly oddly fragrant Trough garden designers find this diminutive enough to share space with others.
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Long shoots produce glossy red winter buds from which emerge large 3" catkins of silvery white, shading to dusty pink as pinkish stamens appear--typically starts this showy event in February before the European "Pussy Willow" catkins appear (and are considerably less showy). Quite dark glossy clean foliage turns golden...
Cultivar of European "Gray Sallow Willow" with downy leaves mottled yellow & creamy white, sometimes with red tones. The seemingly lacquered slim rouged current season whips are much used in basketweaving (they lose flexibility and hue if more than a year old); also popular in flower arrangements--indeed more popular d...
Attractive 10' willow with narrow chartreuse and turquoise leaves of delicate size appearing after the curious reddish-purple (turning to blackish maroon) silvery haired catkins, oddly held in opposite pairs, fade & fall. Curious among willows for its delicacy of form with the chalky barked new stems very lovely with t...
"Dappled Japanese Willow" features bright stems with long leaves variegated with white & pale pink--when foliage is emerging the plant seems covered with bright snow. If stooled, the brooms of stem whips form quite a winter outline. Very popular with garden designers even though the catkins are of little interest.
"Dappled Pink Japanese Willow" features bright stems with long leaves variegated with white & pale pink--when foliage is emerging the plant seems covered with bright snow. If stooled, the brooms of stem whips form quite a winter outline. The Flamingo form differs from the form below by being a bit looser growing with m...
SOLD OUT UNTIL FALL "Dragon Claw Willow" or "Golden Corkscrew Willow" Yellow-barked spirally twisted branches give the tree a weeping zigzag appearance; narrow pendant leaves also curled. Sometimes listed S. x erythroflexuosa, an Argentine hybrid. Develops a better form and richer color if not located in a bogy situati...
Spirally twisted and contorted branches develop reddish cast during winter which contrast with the golden young stems covered with curly leaves during growing season. Wide in eventual outline; avoid bog area; try stems in wreaths. We have had this in the garden many years. We have new plants available again in 2012.
"Black Pussy Willow" Dark stems populated with bizarre black purple catkins with red anthers in early spring. Know your plant: a customer once called in February in great alarm because her willow had broken out in thousands of black wooly worms!
"Weeping Artic Willow" Slender weeping branches of glaucous foliage--nearly prostrate, but easily staked to any height you wish. This is great fun trailing over a wall or covering a steep slope/embankment. Our ancient stock plant is sited on the edge of the koi pond where it does a mangrove mimic routine, the fingerlin...
"Fan-tail Willow" Small tree with new chestnut-brown stems forming flattened and recurved "fans" much used in Japanese arrangements; male clone with large silvery-gray catkins. Also 'Dzyariu Yanagi' or "Dragon Willow" in Japan. We promise to ship you established noncrested sections as the fasciated tips typically fail ...
"Silver Leaved Willow" This selection of a native species not only is a larger shrub/tree than type, but retains the silver qualities of the newly silky lance leaves all season--although the new rouge shoots darken and silver catkins fade. We are pleased to introduce this in 2012.
A new attractively foliaged species with true deep blue flower spikes reaching 2 feet once established. This is the Plantworld clone.
"Purple Burnet" erect stems reaching 4' cloaked with pinnate ferny leaves and topped with purple flower spikes late summer. Considered an herb because the edible lacy foliage is scented and flavored of cucumber.
Fabulous "Purple Netted Pitcher Plant" with elegant pink capped hollow "Hunter's Horn" upright "leaves" of pink and green fantastically netted reddish purple with especially brilliant pink and red contrasts on the ruffled big hoods. Adds considerable drama to any bog; easily grown in a container if kept constantly sogg...