Rarely offered, but far from difficult to grow, this early summer Chilean ephemeral sports ethereally blue foliage on rambling stems to 2, moderately spreading in dry, difficult soils, and a heart-stopping display of butterscotch yellow nasturtiums for an lengthy period. Full sun or light shade. Longelegant wispy chains of spring flowers remain effective throughout winter. Mid to late season, large heads of sky-blue that take on an arresting shade of grape jelly as each flower fades, atop willowy stems to nearly 3', perfect for layering the garden with a shorter, later blossoming selection of the same genus. Full sun or very light shade. Outstanding vigorous clones raised by seed at Heronswood, housing genes of B. omeiensis and B. crassifolia. Rhododendron fortunei var. T he vine Boquila trifoliolata is a shapeshifter. One of the quickest and easiest in our mind of these charming S. African bulbs, forming spreading colonies of bright green foliage to 3, smothered throughout summer with bight pink star shaped flowers slightly above. white-bracted flowers in early summer. The more I learn about the complexities of H. aspera, the less I seem to know. Ideal for full sun and sharply draining soils. Full sun. Rsistance au froid:-15 si ponctuel. A sensational form of this species that is seemingly quite durable and long lived by comparison, providing a ridiculously long season of sapphire blue flowers to 10 in April through early June, while repeating the whole thing again in early to mid autumn. Difficult. From Chile. Pretty dark purple foliage suffused with purple green in summer w/ handsome racemes of lavender flowers in abundance. From a complex assemblage of wild forms and selections, this remains one of the most garden worth, with sumptuous and large velvety foliage and enormous bicolor lace caps in mid summer. A Tom Ranney hybrid with quantities of large creamy white flowers with the slightest blush of pink on a deciduous framework to 8' x 6', for bright positions or full sun in any draning soils. Quite unlike any other Epimedium species. Full sun and draining soils; do not fertilize or water during hotter days of summer. Chelsea 2014 Plant of the Year, this dense, dwarf selection has magnificently ornate and large flower heads of rich pink picoteed with darker tones, smothered in floral confection by mid-summer. Seedlings of our 2011 Guizhou Province collection of this species of Snowbell, with not only a stately narrow habit of growth but some of the largest flowers we have ever seen on any Styrax species, borne in June. No problem. From Pittosporum Tasman Ruffles Narrow upright columns of textural silvery glistening foliage, to 8, one of the hardiest forms of this species, for full sun and draining soils. See more details and purchase options. Two clones will encourage fruiting. One of the earliest H. serrata's to blossom atop compact mounds to 2.5' x 3', offering a long progression of blue fertile flowers surrounded by blue sterile florets in late May through July. Epimediaceous in foliage, What Epimedium is that?, leaves take on exquiste tones of varnished lacquer in autumn. A superlative selection of Autumn Moor, forming long lived mounds of foliage to 2 and mid to late summer flowers to 3, not unlike a photosynthetic form of pyrotechnics seen on the 4th of July. Seedlings from Hinkley collection from Sichuan forms upright stems to 15 clad with narrow 6 evergreen foliage, cymes of honey scented flowers late spring, then red fruit. Full sun or light shade ok. Utterly fantastic. My collections of our lovely west coast species from northern California in the autumn of 2020, possessing gorgeous folial tints of blue-gray and both spring and autumn blossoming sequences of deep rose/red 'pea flowers' plastered along its stems, forming a relatively diminutive tree to 20' X 20'. A natural occurring hybrid from the 'Haast' on the South Island of New Zealand, forming globe-shaped, compact evergreen shrubs to 4' x 4', smothered by clusters of small white 'daisies' in mid-summer. Full sun best in draining soils. Considered one of the best of all Hydrangea asperas, forming a dense low mounded shrub to 4.5, covered with heads of bicolor purple pink flowers in mid to late summer. Lovely species with purple brown twigs contrasting nicely with bright green foliage and large white-yellow-centered lacecaps in early summer. Am I excited? These plants are available to order online and pickup at Windcliff. To our knowledge, the only named selection of the wheel tree, this from collections of the Taiwanese form of this species made in 2007. Slips to dormancy in early summer. Collections from northern Honshu in 1997 with Darrell Problst, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn Jones, This evergreen, leathery-leaved Solomon's Seal is common on Fan Xi Pan in N. Vietnam where it grows to 2' or more, generally epiphytically. Easy in any earth-like soils. Partial shade in humusy soils best. One of easiest and dreamiest of blue gentians, with tubular mind-bending midnight blue flowers arising oversized from low evergreen mats over a ridiculously long period in spring and summer, best in full sun, well draining soils. A hardy and handsome hybrid between R. auriculata and R. cautleyoides; being variable it can have a range of colors, from white through pink, though this form is a particularly good yellow. Planted in draining soils and full sun, these will prove hardy though equally good as a container plant worth protecting in cool, unheated places in winter. Perhaps one of the most distinctive if not recognizable forms of the English Yew, with short, rounded congested needles compressed on an irregularly shaped framework to 5' over time, willing to accept both full sun or partial shade in any draining soil, while ideal as a distinctive containerized specimen virtually impossible to murder. Just guessing. Slowly forming substantive mounds which add an immensity of drama to emerging spring woodland, Polygonatum multiflorum var. Just the sort of thing you'd like if you like that sort of thing. More a localized form of this European species rather than a cultivar, Betburg emerges in spring with dramatic tones of purple, fading to copper before ultimately becoming green. One of the best, in partial shade in draining but evenly moist soils. Not a single one I dislike, but alas, no room to grow them all. Pure charm from this little known Japanese selection with a plentitude of sweet, petite clusters of fertile florets surrounded by pure white 'rose-like' sterile florets nestled atop bright green foliage on a compact mound to less than 3', for light shade in any, draining, evenly moist soil. "Boquila trifoliolata mimics leaves of an artificial plastic host plant." Plant signaling & behavior 17.1 (2022): 1977530. Truly elegant and precious, a plant that can singly rewrite one's perception of what this group of plants can bring to the garden. From seed of wild origin provided to us, Scott McMahan, through Changsha University in Hunan Province. The so-called tetraploid form of this species that has circulated in commerce for over two decades. She is also mid-season (aren't we all?). Deep throated glossy green foliage to 3.5 are carried along vigourous upright stems to 40 plus, appropriate only for mild areas of zone 8 or with a high overstory for protection, in evenly moist, draining soils. Light shade, cool draining moist soil. An impressively hardy evergreen fern with slightly scaled fronds to 10, each irregularly and horizontally striped with yellow. Handsome, stable, colorful and carefree foliage along stems to 1.5', slowly spreading colonies and with axillary bells of white/green tinged flowers in early spring. Best in light shade and draining but humus rich soils. The Asian Felt Fern possesses 3-5 lobed leaves of velvety green on long stipes to 1' arising from a slow moving rhizome. The Delta Leaf Sage blossoms sporadically all summer, and again more vigorously, late summer and fall, with a floritude of cherry-red, small handsome glossy foliage to the ground, well suited to the front of the drought-tolerant border. From Five Fingers in northern Vietnam, collected at 7600' in the autumn of 2013. Decne., called pilpil, voqui, voquicillo, voquillo, and voqui blanco in Chile. First discovered by Frank Kingdon Ward , known only by a single population in a very remote area near Hunli, Arunchal Province at the base of a waterfall, perpetually moist. Boquila trifoliolata (DC.) Boquila trifoliolata grows in very wet conditions in the Valdivian temperate rainforest. Unblemished by cold, site in bright overstory. To 15. Also called Beni (red). Forms handsomely cut foliage that remains tough throughout the growing season, late winter flowers, variable in color from jade-green-flushed-purple to dusky rose. He then discusses the amazing DYNAMIC . Tall stems to 2.5' brandishing heads of glistening midnight blue opening from nearly black buds, selected by and named for Robert's sister Ellyn whom we adore nearly as much as this Agapanthus. A good eye indeed singled out this plant from our seedling trials of Agapanthus in the garden at Windcliff in 2013, when Ms. Stewart was asked to anoint her favorite from several hundred hybrid seedlings. Full sun and draining, droughtly soils. An elegant and too infrequently encountered form of the mountain Hydrangea. One of the most astounding Bergenias to be grown, gifted to us by the late Christopher Lloyd and since passed about at 'Dixter'. Selection from a lovely, sturdy seedling appearing quite on its own directly outside the window of our kitchen providing a dazzlement of rich pink flowers and much entertainment while washing dishes as the hummingbirds too find this irresistible. Bold stems to 3' sport axillary white flowers resulting in crops of blue fruit in late summer. A most amazing legume, fully hardy, producing tall and upright stems to 6' clad with felted pinnate foliage and, in summer, yellow 'peas' in clusters attended by large pink, clasping bracts (which, in truth, hold the most interest in an ornamental sense). From my collections in Taiwan in 2012. Low, tight mounds of white fading to pink flowers in early summer on partially evergreen sub-shrubby frames to 10. Perfectly hardy in the PNW; full sun, draining but evenly moist soils. Ladyslippers of soft pink appear in late spring amidst handsome leaves. Flowers of unique brick red produced for longer period mid to late summer. Very rare, garden worthy shade loving trillium relative with heads of green sepals, narrow yellow petals. Full sun, draining soil. From relatively high in the Arunachal Pradesh, ~10,000', an extremely variable species delectable in its swirls of purples, greens and grays upon leaf surface than the pink flowers that appear later in the summer. Boquila trifoliolata mimics leaves of an artificial plastic host plant Upon discovery that the <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i> is capable of flexible leaf mimicry, the question of the mechanism behind this ability has been unanswered. Full sun! Ideal for full sun and very droughty or at least well-drained positions. Cute as cupcake, this forms very compact mounds to less than 1', carrying dime-sized silvered foliage and axillary flowers of yellow in summer. An Italian selection of the 'Jerusalem Sage', an exceptionally useful and handsome, drought tolerant, ever(gray) shrub or subshrub, forming dense mounds of felted gray foliage to 4' while presenting cheery axillary clusters of yellow flowers up and down the stem. Bright shade for best effect though can be grown under brighter PNW conditions in evenly moist soil. Stoloniferous, it is seemingly best grown in bright conditions in well-draining soil, performing admirably in a narrow strip of soil between a rock and the concrete of our terrace. A select seedling raised at Windcliff of a dependable and vigorous species forming large leafy clumps and orchid-like light purple/lavender flowers with a bright white center. Ive grown this for over 20 years, bringing it back from Japan in early 90s, not once has it let me down. The endearing and historically significant Herb Paris, a medieval medicinal relative of the Trillium, native to much of Europe. Thus far hardy in Heronswood woodland where we mulch with sawdust in fall . A rarely seen native of SE Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and NE Argentina, this hardy species with leathery foliage on stems to 15 capped in summer with tubular orange flowers, appearing more Bomarea than Alstroemeria. Wonderful foliage. From S. Korea in 1993, seedlings of my original collection forming a rounded specimen to 8', putting on a show-stopping display of large pink fruit in autumn- opening to expose orange seed- just as the foliage is turning to lovely tints of yellow/orange/pink. Rhododendron sp. Full sun and any draining soil. First time offering of frequently asked about (hardest to propagate) plants in my garden, best described as polite, handsome cross between Fatsia and Tetrapanax. Google cladode. A glorious Japanese Iris cultivar with a heavenly unfolding of immense white flowers emargined with blue in June, for a full sun position and moisture retentive or continually soggy site; will grow in standing water, i.e. Humus rich soils, even moisture. Though the leaves of this small shrub are indeed variegated with yellow, its most outstanding attribute is the deep black purple varnish of its new growth for several weeks each spring. An undetermined, unblossomed species from the botanically opulent region of Y-Ty on the Chinese frontier in Vietnam in 2019. Light shade, tall ceilings.. Cardiocrinum giganteum var. Moderate. A very tough and durable Agave with squat rosettes and a distinctive reflexed curl to the leaf tip which does not possess the overall meanness in spirit of most of its brethren. This is untested and thusly fits snugly into the latter. Perhaps the most uncommon Paris in cultivation, this species, collected by seed in NE Turkey in 2000, as its name would imply, lacks the thread-like petals found on other species. An extremely rare Arisaema species from the Mishimi Hills of the Arunachal Pradesh, collected in 2016 with Dave Demers. Seedlings derived at Windcliff between R. Spice Island and R. purpurea 'Red Ghurka', showing a range of colors in both foliage and flower, all worth growing, but we cannot grow everything now, can we Best in light shade and evenly moist soils with some humus. The number of 14007 from Hubei is not an Arisaema and the number from 2013 (Myanmar), ie 13007 is not an Arisaema. DJHT 99021An exciting Hydrangea selection with very early flowers of white centered by golden yellow fertile florets in late March and April. From high elevations of Fan Xi Phan in N. Vietnam at 9,000', an extraordinary 'big leaf' Rhody, forming ultimately a multi-stemmed tree carrying 1' long glossy green foliage and ultimately, long after you are dead, terminal trusses of white purple blotched flowers. A very clever dwarf form of this species shared with us by the inimitable Ed Bowen of Issima Nursery, forming compact, evergreen clumps of dark green, suede-bracted stems to only 15 in height. Full sun and average to poor draining soils. Full sun. A relatively recent introduction with dark blue flowers high lit by bright white falls on 5 stems above spreading mats of broad, horizontally held foliage, for shade or bright shade in humus rich, evenly moist soils. This will be a good pink, if pink can be good, in alkaline soils. Collected in Sichuan Province near Boaxing in 2000, this durable and dependably blossoming species has graced Windcliff and Heronswood, in full sun and sandy ( but occasionally watered ) soils, for over a decade. A native to the parched hills of Spain and Morocco, this forms a tough, somewhat sprawling shrub to 5', brandishing felted gray-green foliage and whorls of purple/pink flowers at each leaf axil. A distinctive texture! These and other fawn lilies fully disappear by mid May. Best prices and best deals for cars in Provence-Alpes-Cte d'Azur. S. Korea Hinkley collection, rare and a dazzler in cultivation. mirabile DH 16083. We shortly after pitched our tents in muck. Exceedingly hardy and handsome Begonia with deeply cleft foliage and white blushed flowers in summer; best in shade or part shade. Very pretty nocdding yellow bells produced atop scapes to 18. Forms a dense rounded shrub to 10 x 10ft, bold textured foliage and small exceedingly fragrant flowers mid spring. Full sun and draining soils. Fully drought tolerant, best in full sun in sharply draining soils. Rare in commerce. Robust stems up to 3' carry large foamy heads of white flowers in May, followed by crops of red seed. In early summer, two-lipped, yellow flowers appear in axils on upright stems. Cute as a bug's ear, wise owl-like flowers of yellow on short stems makes this one of the most gladdening of Arisaema species I grow. sibthorpii DJHT 0133. Vigorous mounds of bold, limey green foliage give rise to candelabras of yellow flowers on stems to 2' or more, indispensable in full sun, somewhat droughty sites though equally at home in more opulent soils. Hydrangea aspera ssp. Full sun, draining soils, some supplemental water during the growing season. A very hardy and precocious species from the mountains of N. Vietnam, blossoming and setting fruit while very young, but long lived and easy in cultivation on the western slope. Full sun or light shade in moderately winter moist soils. Axillary flowers appear in late winter, curiously pretty, while crops of blue fruit ripen on female specimens in late summer/early autumn. From Far Reaches through Michael Wickendon of Scotland. A beautiful species of Hellebore in its raw state, seed collected 2017 eastern Slovenia with Leonard Foltz. A very fine and historically significant plant for light shade in evenly moist soils. Bright shade and humus soils best. A chance hybrid in a batch of seedlings from C. libanotis from open-pollinated seed collected in Robert Page's U.K. garden in 1992. A hybrid of particular note, forming robust clumps of spear-like foliage emerging in seductive tones of black purple, rising to grassy clumps to reveal medium blue flowers in early summer, best tin moist to really moist soils in full sun or very light shade. A rare species of 'Red Hot Poker from South Africa with curious, narrow and erect racemes of chocolate-colored flowers that possess a lovely scent, rising to 2' or less above clumping mounds of linear foliage. Seldom seen species in cultivation, from Hubei and Hunan Provinces in the PRC, seed of wild collected provenance provided to us by the Changsha Botanical Garden in 2016. An extremely long blossoming sequence and enviable durability. An illuminating selection of the autumn blossoming, fragrant, hardy evergreen shrub with holly-like leaves, forming a dense mounded, glowing specimen to 5' x 4' over a very long time.
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