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Menispermum canadense
Product Code: 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 ...
$15.00
Mentha piperita Chocolate Mint [hyb?]
Product Code: 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.
$8.00
Mentha suaveolens [rotundifolia] variegata
Product Code: 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.
$8.00
Metasequoia glypstrobioides
Product Code: 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.
$15.00
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Product Code: 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.
$15.00
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Morus alba 'Snowflake Lobed'
Product Code: 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.
$15.00
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Morus bombycis Unryu
Product Code: 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.
$12.00
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Musa basjoo
Product Code: 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
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Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 81101
The leatherly eggplant black ribbon leaves in opposite fans resemble " Black Mondo Grass" but this rare "Lily Turf" presents a bright gilt edge on every blade.  Slow to multiply. 
$22.00
Ophiopogon japonicus Gyoku Ryu
Product Code: 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'
Product Code: 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
$7.00
Ophiopogon planiscapus arabicus (nigrescens)
Product Code: 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.
$7.00
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Orixa japonica aurea
Product Code: 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
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Osmunda regalis
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
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Passiflora Incense [hyb]
Product Code: 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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Pennisetum alopecuroides Moudry
Product Code: 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]
Product Code: 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
Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon
Product Code: 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]
$8.00
Petasites japonicus giganteus [hort]
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Pinellia tripartita
Product Code: 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
Plantago asiatica variegata
Product Code: 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 ...
$8.00
Plantago major Frills
Product Code: 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
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