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Muscari comosum - Grape Hyacinths Plants / Bulbs

Muscari comosum - Grape Hyacinths

Clusters of chubby little deep cobalt blue bells grow on sturdy stems. Hardy and carefree, these fragrant charmers easily spread into thick masses. Plant them anywhere--in sun or shade--for a striking effect reminiscent of Holland s best growing fields. Blooms: Mid Spring Ideal for borders, rock gardens, …

Growing Hardy Orchids Other / Books

Growing Hardy Orchids

This is a book for adventurous gardeners with an appreciation for temperate orchid species and native wildflowers. A surprising number of terrestrial orchids are hardy, some able to withstand temperatures down to minus 50°F or minus 45.5°C. Though they have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate, …

Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower Plants / Climber Plants

Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower

Very fast growing vine to 10-20 ft, sometimes longer. This variety is a hybrid between two hardy passion flower species (Passiflora incarnata and P. cinnicata), and as a result, is very hardy itself, surviving temperatures below 0 F. Vines will die back upon temperatures below 32F but will regrow from …

Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Stout Blue-eyed Grass Plants / Perennials

Sisyrinchium angustifolium - Stout Blue-eyed Grass

Native prairie wildlfower, pretty common to find these plants growing wild out on the prairie. Is not really a grass, rather is a member of the Iris family. Quite an adaptable plant - have seen this growing in shady moist conditions on the edge of woods, and in very dry, hot, sunny locations in the Grasslands …

Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine Plants / Bonsais

Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine (Bonsai)

This fast growing native tree is good for quick evergreen screening. Large and impressive given time and space. Grows 10-15 in ten years. The Loblolly Pine makes an excellent bonsai! …

Actinidia kolomikta - Kolomikta Vine, Kiwi Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Ornamental Kolomikta Kiwi Vine

Striking, deciduous climber with pink and white splashed leaves, which give the appearance of having been dipped in paint, and fragrant, white early summer flowers. This unusual, overlapping foliage looks marvellous on a sunny, protected wall. Not apparent on younger plants, the variation is strongest …

Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort Plants / Perennials

Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort

Low growing groundcover, profusion of light pink flowers throughout the summer. Easy to grow, great for spilling over rocks and walls. Traditionally used as soap. Grows 3 inches tall. Prefers sun. Hardy in zones 5-9. Easy to grow! …

Alnus rhombifolia - Alder Shade Plants / Deciduous Trees

White Alder Shade Tree

Very fast growing to 50 to 75 feet or clip to shape. Wide spreading. Very tolerant of heat and wind. Likes a very consistent source of water. Would make a good lawn tree, or planted near or around rivers or streams. Hardy to about -10 to -20° sF. …

Hostas Other / Books

Hostas

The definitive guide to a popular hardy perennial. The growing popularity of hostas can be credited to their colorful beauty, longevity and ability to grow successfully just about anywhere. Hosta foliage comes in astonishing variations. From blue, green, yellow to multicolored, the leaves appear in all …

Nicotiana glauca - Tree Tobacco Plants / Other

Nicotiana glauca - Tree Tobacco

Large tobacco species growing up to the size of a small tree. Bluish foliage with rubber texture. Small tubular yellow flowers, about 4 cm long. Huge plant, 3 to 4 m high. Needless to say, this plant needs a very big container. Toxic foliage containing an alkaloid similar to nicotine. Hardy to -5 Celsius. …

Actinidia chinensis - Kiwi Fruit Plants / Climber Plants

Actinidia chinensis - Kiwi Fruit

The Hardy Kiwi, are native to the mountains and hills of southwestern China where they grow wild in trees and on bushes. The Hardy Kiwi was introduced to the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and New Zealand between 1900 to 1910 from China. Commercial plantings were made in New Zealand about 1930 …

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Ginko Craig' - Hosta

Narrow, lance-shaped, grass-green, with neat, white-edged margins. Clump forming. Prolific, funnel-shaped, violet-orchid, striped flowers in July-August on 18 wiry stems. Easy care plant multiplies rapidly. Ideal for edging a shady border, as a groundcover under trees, or as a patio container plant. …

Hosta 'Stiletto' - Hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Stiletto' - Hosta

Narrow lance shape foliage, almost grass like with a bright cream edge. A small edger hosta or rockery plant. Interesting undulating leaf formation making it look like its in motion. Ideal for edging a shady border, as a groundcover under trees, or as a patio container plant. Extremely hardy. Prefers …