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HALESIA DIPTERA 'MAGNIFLORA'

Halesia diptera 'Magniflora' S. P. -1@ $12.00

A beautiful small tree with pendant 1.3” bells followed by dangling winged fruit, it struggled for us at first dying to the ground several times but now seems to have it’s roots down and has become a nice little tree.

 

Halesia monticola ........... bap.-  1@ $49.00

Assorted wild forms in the North Carolina Mountains these have proven to be extremely vigorous, I put a couple in the garden a few years back and now they are over 30’ tall and very free blooming.

 

Halesia monticola 'Variegata' S. P. 1@$19.00

A fantastic plant we obtained from Dennis at WE-DU, monticola is a large species that can reach 80’ in the wild, this clone has nice creamy emargined foliage, and the typical pendant white bells before the leaves fully emerge flowers are small but produced profusely.

 

Hamamelis virginiana .... bap.-  1@ $29.00

I love Witch Hazels but they root in poor numbers and Dick hates to cut things that mostly don’t root, its true that they graft easily enough but the cutting back the understock is a pain. These are from seed and will eventually reach 5m as large shrubs or small trees, blooming yellow mostly in autumn.

 

Hebe 'Baby Marie' ................... S. P. -1@ $8.00

Also known as Hebe buxifolia nana, a compact bush with lilac flowers, it is possibly a hybrid with Hebe odora, named for Marie Turnbull a new zealand botanical artist.

 

Hebe buxifolia  'patty's PURPLE’ S. P. -1@ $15.00

Neat looking little bushes, very free flowering with many short spikes of deep purple Veronica-like flowers, it is not hardy here.

 

Hebe buxifolia ‘VARIEGATA’ S. P. -1@ $15.00

Nice variegated foliage good-sized clusters of flowers on medium sized plants, not a hope of wintering outside here.

 

Hebe cupressoides 'Boughton Dome'     S. P. -1@ $8.00

A neat grey leaved shrublet growing 18” high and nearly twice as wide found in scotland in 1970 by valerie Finnis grown primarily for it’s excellent foliage it rarely if ever flowers.

 

Hebe 'Emerald Green' ......... S. P. -1@ $8.00

A tight dome of minute imbricated foliage this is almost certainly a hybrid with one of the whipcoards, it apparently does not flower but the foliage is wonderful in a trough.

 

Hebe 'hardy in toronto' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A compact growing plant with neatly ranked glaucous grayish green leaves, that has proven hardy in Marion Jarvie’s Toronto garden, an exceptional feat for a Hebe.

 

Hebe hinderua .......................... S. P. -1@ $8.00

A naturally occuring hybrid found by grahm Hutchens in 1985 on the Hinerau ridge in the ruahine range on North Island. the parents are suspected to be H. odora and H. subsimilis. Flowers are white in clusters on the branch tips in late summer.

 

Hebe 'Jasper' ............................. S. P. -1@ $8.00

This originated as a seedling of odora collected at craigieburn near aurthurs pass on the south island; 8” domes of tight bright green foliage covered in tiny white flowers in spring.

 

Hebe loganoides .................... S. P. -1@ $8.00

A whipcoard hybrid with a heather like habit collected in 1869 by Armstrong near the upper Rangitata River and named after Logania depressia a now extinct shurb which it resembles

 

Hebe McKeanii ........................... S. P. -1@ $8.00

An emerald green dwarf shrublet with white flowers perfect for the rock garden, it was found in the wild by McKean

 

Hebe parviflora angustifolia S. P. -1@ $15.00

A native of South Island this is surprisingly hardy, forming a medium sized shrub with neatly ranked foliage and terminal spikes of white to pale lavender flowers in summer

 

Hebe recurva ......................... S. P. -1@ $15.00

Grayish curled foliage, bushy to 3'; its one of the hardiest of the larger species.

 

Hebe salicifolia ................... S. P. -1@ $15.00

Native to both Chile and New Zealand, with narrow willowy leaves on shrubs that can reach 5m; topped by numerous 20cm conical racemes of lavender tinged white flowers.

 

Hebe 'Silver Dollar' ............ S. P. -1@ $8.00

A low growing variegated form, grey green leaves with creamy margins, and mauve flowers that fade to white

 

Hebe youngii Carl Teschner   Joy Creek clone   S. P. -1@ $8.00

Primuloides x elliptica; the hardiest Hebe we grow, actually we have more then one clone under this name but all are quite hardy low mat forming plants with violet purple flowers. It has wintered with no protection here. 

 

Heimia myrtifolia ................... G.-  1@ $19.00

A tender South American subshrub related to Lythrum (the closely related Heimia salicifolia ranges north to Texas) with spikes of showy yellow flowers, it is a dieback shrub at Kew.

 

Helwingia japonica (chinensis broadleaf) G.-  1@ $19.00

Rates an 11 on the weird meter, a cornaceous shrub in which the flowers are born from the center of the leaves, actually they're not, it just looks that way but that's another story. More of a curiosity than an outstanding ornamental plant, it's great for playing stump the botanist, they'll never even guess the family; and if worst comes to worst you can always eat it, they do in Japan, (it'll never replace lettuce).

 

Heptocodium miconoides . G.-  1@ $19.00

A cool new plant introduced from China in 1980, although Wilson found it back in 1907. Ornamental peeling Crepe Myrtle-like bark, fragrant white flowers in late summer in six flowered whorls terminated by a single flower (hence Heptocodium) followed by showy cherry red calyces surrounding the fruits, giving the impression of still being in flower in autumn when the leaves turn purple. We observed several large specimens trained as tree forms in Dale Deppe’s garden this fall and were blown away by the bark. Despite what Dirr says it seems to thrive in full sun, and struggles in the shade at least in the north.

 

Hibiscus mutabilis x syricus 'Tosca'     G.-  1@ $19.00

An interesting wide hybrid from Jim Snyder, orchid flowers with a darker eye that are considerably larger than Rose of Sharon; 'Tosca' shows considerable hybrid vigor and can easily reach 10’ in height.

 

Hibiscus syricus 'Pink with Red Eye' BAP.-  1@ $24.00

No catchy names here just our selection from seed, flowers are single pink with a red eye.

 

Hibiscus syricus 'White with Red Eye' BAP.-  1@ $24.00

As above but white with a red eye.

 

Hibiscus syricus 'Lavender with Red Eye'     BAP.-  1@ $24.00

As above but lavender with a red eye.

 

Hibiscus syricus ‘rubus’ BAP.-  1@ $29.00

From a nice red clone that caught our eye at Gees, its probably just a red seedling, but better than most.

 

Hibiscus 'Blue River II' ........ G.-  1@ $24.00

Dinner plate sized pure white flowers this is amazingly floriferous with different origins than the other hibiscus we offer, interestingly enough Langhammer says it comes completely true from seed although these are clonally propagated.

 

Hibiscus 'Fantasia' ................ G.-  1@ $24.00

8-10” dark pink flowers on bushy 4’ plants fantasia has excellent round flower form.

 

Hibiscus seeded from named forms S. P. -1@ $8.00

Seedlings from various dieback types expect Huge flowers, bee crossed in assorted colors.

 

Hibiscus 'Turn of the Century' S. P. -1@ $15.00

Outstanding 7” bicolored pinwheel flowers shading from pale pink to near red atop sturdy 6’ plants this behaves as a perennial here dying back to the ground in winter, be warned it is very late to emerge in spring so do not declare it dead prematurely.

 

Hydrangea

A genus we are particularly fond of hydrangeas are perfect for a wide range of garden sites Depending on the species they will tolerate anything from full sun to rather deep shade. Besides, the shrubby species listed below we also offer a number of interesting vining types and several related species. For those wanting to delve more deeply into the genus I highly recommend Dirr’s, Hydrangeas for American Gardens, and not just because he gives us a nice bit of free publicity. The book is excellent and if you need more photos, there is a cd available with 900 images.

 

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'   G - 1@$19.00

Featuring big heads of sterile white florets that are great for drying, this old favorite is very popular here at the nursery so much so that we did not have enough left over to list the last few years. We hope to have a couple of wonderful new arborescens clones to offer in the next few years thanks to the generosity of E.B. Jenkins.

 

Hydrangea arborescens 'Cut Leaf Form'       G - 1@$19.00

E.B Jenkins brought this to Punnett a few years back; its unique among Hydrangeas with cut leaf foliage and typical arborescens flowers. Plant breeders always find this sort of thing interesting because it opens up a range of new breeding possibilities. It is a fantastic new addition for the woodland garden and sure to elicit much comment.

 

Hydrangea arborescens ssp. radiata             G - 1@$19.00

A charming hydrangea propagated from a plant in Harry Elkins garden, refined and fine textured with attractive heads of white flowers and interesting leaves that are silvery beneath and provide a beautiful effect on a breezy day, difficult to root for a hydrangea, Dirr comments on this and we concur.

 

Hydrangea arborescens ssp radiata 'Samantha'          G - 1@$19.00

A fully sterile version of radiata with the same silver backed leaves, the 'Annabelle' like heads of sterile flowers are a bit smaller and less likely to flop, all in all a great plant that is sure to leave a lasting mark.

 

Hydrangea arb. ssp radiata 'Terry greer'   G - 1@$19.00

A double sterile form introduced by Clarence Towe it is a bit slow to establish but does well once it gets going.

 

Hydrangea arborescens 'White Dome'              S. P. -1@ $12.00

Darthuizer has introduced some excellent plants over the years, Spring Meadow brought them by for a visit and we were quite impressed, it’s always a welcome break when good plantsmen come to visit. It appears they have succeeded once again with ‘White Dome’; the huge domed heads of fertile flowers are surrounded by a scattering of sterile florets, the plant is unique looking and very attractive. It is a bit disconcerting however that we should have to go to Europe and put up with two year post entry quarantines for a native American shrub. Gardeners need to get out there and find new cultivars, i guarantee there are variegated forms, double forms, dwarf forms, polyploid forms, and more of a vast array of plants growing practically on your doorstep just waiting for someone to find them.

 

Hydrangea aspera villosa G - 1@$19.00

Thick fuzzy velvety leaves make this a textural wonder in the garden and all to often a rotting mess in the cutting frames, the two toned lilac and white lacecap flowers are as remarkable as the nomenclature is confused, we have several essentially identical plants under various permutations of the name.

 

Hydrangea luteovenosa 'Variegata'    S. P. -1@ $15.00

Hinkley’s introduction from Japan, Krussman considers this conspecific with H. scandens ssp liukiuensis which he calls zone 8 (Hinkley calls luteovenosa zone 5) personally I’d guess 7, in any event its streaky variegated on scandent stems to 5’ with small white lace cap flowers, and rare in cultivation.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Caerulea' G.-  1@ $15.00

This has been kicking around the nursery since the mid 90’s and we have not offered it in a while, however we took another look at it this summer and decided it was worthy of propagation.

 

HYDRANGEA macrophylla ‘DOMOTOI’ G.-  1@ $15.00

Semi-double, pink to blue in rounded heads, depending on soil, grows about 3' tall.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dooley' G.-  1@ $15.00

Dirr collected this in Coach Vince Dooley’s back yard (cheaper than a trip to China?); its a frost resistant variety with little or no tip dieback and robust clusters of blue or pink flowers depending on soil pH. We suspect its been previously circulated under a different cultivar name but if Dirr couldn’t put a name to it, we won’t even attempt to.

 

HYDRANGEA macrophylla ‘GOLIATH’ G.-  1@ $15.00

Huge pink to blue flowers depending on soil pH, blue in acid soils, it flowers young.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Grayswood'   G.-  1@ $15.00

Unusual lacecap, pink or blue fertile flowers surrounded by sterile flowers that open white and change to red in sun.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harlequin'    G.-  1@ $15.00

A somewhat confusing name, the plant we grow under this name is a white edged form that we acquired from Mitch years ago. There is also apparently a picotee petaled thing that is also called ‘Harlequin’.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lemon Wave'            G.-  1@ $19.00

Marked with huge splashes of white and bright yellow this is utterly lacking in subtlety (it is also damned unstable) nevertheless 'Lemon Wave' will rival any variegated plant for stop you dead in your tracks impact.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Parzifal' G.-  1@ $19.00

A standout in the Spring Meadow trials tight heads of toothed florets ranging from a good blue to pink depending on pH held on strong stems, above small clear green dentate leaves.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sun Goddess'          G.-  1@ $19.00

This yellow leaved plant circulates under a number of different names including ‘Lemon Zest’, ‘Ogonba’, ‘Yellow Leaf’ and possibly others, Blue with enough aluminum, it is not particularly free blooming and definitely on the tender side here, but the foliage does stand out in the garden.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla normalis Blaumiese     G.-  1@ $15.00

Blue Tit, British bird or frozen boobs its up to you, an indigo lacecap that is a classic.

 

HYDRANGEA macrophylla normalis ‘MARIESI’          G.-  1@ $15.00

Excellent lacecap, usually pink, blue only in very acid soils, grows 4-5' tall.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Amagi Amachai'        G - 1@$19.00

An elegant and rather un-hydrangea like plant, with narrow almost bamboo like leaves and flat clusters of white lacecap flowers with unique elongated sepals.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Beni gaku'       G - 1@$15.00

Reddish pink lace-cap flowers, the serrata forms are among the hardiest of the macrophylla types and are excellent garden performers here.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata ‘Blue Billow’             G.-  1@ $15.00

Perhaps the hardiest of all the lacecap this was selected from seed that Dick Lighty collected in the mountains of Korea.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Blue Bird'        G.-  1@ $15.00

Another outstanding cultivar, the blue lacecap flowers really stand out in a wooded setting.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Chisima'             G - 1@$19.00

Heads of deep pink fertile flowers surrounded by large round light pink sterile flowers, this lacecap shows tremendous contrast and is a standout in the garden.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Diadem'   G.-  1@ $15.00

We are excited, Diadem is a great hydrangea with lacy blue or pink flowers the dwarf low mounding habit and reliable serrata bud hardiness is a winning combination.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Jogasaki'         G - 1@$19.00

Named for a town in the Izu Peninsula of Japan, 'Jogasaki' features flat heads of fertile florets surrounded by a floating ring of silvery pink fully double Waterlily flowers.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Kiyosumi'         G - 1@$19.00

Discovered in the wild by Yasaka Hayasha on mt. Kiyosumi this lovely lacecap features near white flowers with a pink picotee edge and pink veining in the flowers, above red flushed coleus like new growth.

 

Hydrangea mac. serrata 'Midoriboshi-Temari'      G - 1@$19.00

A prolific blooming pink lacecap with a ring of double florets that are held away from the center on particularly long pedicels. Like the double Hepaticas, these have cult like status in Japan.

 

Hydrangea mac. serrata 'Miyama-yae-Murasaki'             G - 1@$19.00

“Deep mountain many layers purple”; it loses something in the translation, Dan was a bit shaky as to the validity of this name and asked for the plant not to be propagated under this name. Wait a minute i missed something here, he is propagating it under that name and distributing it, (should I do a Halda and call it ‘Aff. Miyama-yae-Murasaki'?)  The plant is outstanding, you can’t help but cut it; another of the fully double hose in hose lacecaps that reach out and grab you, tearing money from your wallet and sneaking into your car before you know what hit you.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Nigra'      G - 1@$15.00

Very cool with jet-black stems and huge flower heads.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Pia'             S. P. -1@ $12.00

Very dwarf, the smallest Hydrangea we grow, only 1-2' tall, pink flowers in round heads we even have a heavily pruned one in a trough (I can see the purists cringing).

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Shinonomei'   G - 1@$19.00

One of Heronswood's new Japanese introductions with double sterile florets, pink to blue depending on pH, Dan thinks highly of it, as do we, more hype to come when we have built larger stocks.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Tiara'       G - 1@$19.00

Raised by Maurice foster of Kent in 1990 with blue to pink lacecap flowers and a distinctive feddish purple foliage that becomes mor prominent in autumn.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla serrata 'Yae-no-Amacha'       G - 1@$19.00

Many layers sweet tea, well, the name will never beat dark nipples in a popularity contest but the plant is fantastic and you actually can make sweet tea out of the leaves. The 10 amacha cultivars apparently lack the toxin hydrangin a cyanogenic glycoside, hence the yea. Mayby it’s best just to pour it on Buddha’s statue on April 8. , 'Yae-no-Amacha' is a lacecap with double pink sterile florets ringing the small heads of fertile flowers, yet another of the fantastic Hydrangeas that have become available through Dan’s efforts , I doubt heronswood still lists it.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace'          BAP -1@ $24.00

Relatively dwarf with conical heads of flowers from late July to mid October, always commented on in our display garden.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Floribunda'  ... BAP -1@ $29.00

Conical heads 12"+ heads of white flowers that age to a lovely pinkish cream, and contrast nicely with the dark colored stems; produced in abundance on 6-8' plants. 

 

HYD. pan. grandiflora ‘tree form’ BAP -1@ $24.00

Eventually growing to 20', large clusters of white cone head flowers are produced in late summer; it must be trained as a single trunk when young for best effect.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' BAP -1@ $29.00

Originating from seed collected on Kyushu Island by Captain Collingwood Ingram and selected in Belgium; its an excellent plant with a nice mix of fertile and sterile flowers. It has a nice upright habit and flowers freely from a young age; a bit later flowering than some of the other clones.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' BAP -1@ $24.00

Limelight is fantastic, very free flowering with large heads of greenish white flowers. It has an excellent habit, much less floppy than some of the other cultivars. For general landscape use, I recommend it highly, and I suspect flower arrangers will adore it as well.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Meehanii' BAP -1@ $29.00

This just appeared on our benches, and no one seems to remember acquiring stock of this cultivar, indeed i can’t even find reference to the name in any book or catalog, here is the deal, aliens are breeding hydrangea and beamed it onto our benches for distribution, for what nefarious purpose who can guess? Either that or we just didn’t remember taking cuttings when we were at Hidden Lake Gardens.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Conan' ex 'Pee Wee' BAP -1@ $29.00

Spring Meadow was out and picked up our PG dwarf believing it to be different from Pee wee, which we obtained from them for the same reason. Turns out there is a huge difference the plant we got as Pee Wee is immense. Arnold before he quit taking steroids. We renamed it  ‘Conan’ to clarify the size issue, no Pee Wee here, although PG dwarf really is dwarf.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' BAP -1@ $24.00

The pinkest of the paniculata clones this is a new plant from Canada that Dick turned us on to. Our plants in the garden are finally old enough to flower well and they were spectacular this season flowers open a bright clear white and rapidly fade to a deep pink, up until now I suspected Photoshop photo’s but in this case it is as good as the pic.

 

HYDRANGEA paniculata ‘tardiva’ BAP -1@ $24.00

Flowers are smaller and lacier than typical ‘Paniculata Grandiflora’ and it blooms late into September, an important season extender.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'The Swan' G - 1@$19.00

Another fantastic introduction courtesy of Spring Meadow, 'The Swan' has by far the largest individual florets (photo’s of a single flower the size of the palm of your hand will definitely get your attention) of any Hydrangea we have ever seen, picture a hydrangea crossed to Davidia and you get the general idea. 

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'unique'   BAP -1@ $24.00

Large pure white heads of sterile florets, completely hide the smaller fertile flowers; a large cultivar that can reach 10'.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Webb's Grandiflora'         BAP -1@ $24.00

This is an improved selection of P.G. with good foliage and large flowers.

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'White Moth' G - 1@$15.00

This has the largest panicles we have seen to date, lacy conical displays of both sterile and fertile florets easily wins the “mine is bigger than yours is” contest.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' SP - 1@$15.00

A Dirr selection that he found on the Georgia campus and named for Alice Richards, with conical panicles of flowers up to 14” long; excellent burgundy fall color and exfoliating cinnamon bark in winter. It is exceedingly vigorous reaching 12’ or more in height and bearing hundreds of 14” long clusters of glistening milky white flowers that gradually age to rose and burgundy. Best in a well drained moisture retentive acidic soil, it blooms on old wood so prune after flowering.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Double Snowflake'          SP - 1@$15.00

A double hose in hose oak leaf with immense conical heads, each floret gives rise to a succession of smaller rosettes, ad infinitum. Since the flowers keep growing it flowers for much longer than any other cultivar. If that were not enough the fall color is good, and the exfoliating bark ads winter interest; it’s Punnett’s favorite Hydrangea.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' G - 1@$19.00

A heavy flowering dwarf form it has performe well here, and so far the deer have left it alone. a great free floweringplant for smaller gardens with good fall color.

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf ' SP - 1@$15.00

A Louisiana Nursery introduction it has been fairly slow here, it is reported to only grow 2.5’ high however I suspect it will get bigger,

 

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'   SP - 1@$15.00

A Princeton Nurseries introduction, it is medium sized with large flowerheads that age to pink and excellent fall color. Like all the oak leaf hydrangeas deer love it.

 

Hydrangea seemanii ............... G - 1@$19.00

A great stump the botanist plant, almost no one will guess hydrangea (actually it is in section Cornidia). The glossy thick textured leaves look more like an evergreen magnolia than a hydrangea; this is supposed to climb by self-clinging stems but to date ours have remained upright and shrub like with no hint of adventitious rootlets. Flowers are white in flat clusters, and only produced on older plants; it can also be used as an evergreen ground cover in warmer areas. Dan optimistically calls it zone 7, In colder areas grow it in a tub and winter it frost free, I can believe it would do well as a house plant, its weird enough to make it worth the hassle of hauling around. 

 

Hydrangea umbellata ......... G - 1@$19.00

This has now been lumped into H scandens as part of v. chinensis, whatever, this is a cool plant if you live somewhere warm enough to grow it or are willing to bring it in as a house plant. it does well on cool greenhouse conditions .

 

Hypericum balearicum ... S. P. -1@ $12.00

An evergreen shrub from the Balearic Islands that can reach 2m in the wild but is seldom half that in gardens, tiny 1cm leathery leaves and large yellow flowers to 4cm wide.

 

HYPERICUM BUCKLEiI ................ G - 1@$15.00

Deciduous shrublet to 30cm or so with blue-green leaves and solitary one inch yellow flowers, native to Georgia and North Carolina, in mountain habitats

 

Hypericum 'Hidcote' .......... S. P. -1@ $15.00

'Hidcote' is something of a mystery but the current thinking has it (H. calycinum x H. cyathiflorum 'Gold Cup'), it tends to be something of a dieback shrub here but the 3’’ yellow flowers are produced on new wood and it never fails to bloom heavily. A spectacular plant, flowering heavily in late spring and early summer and sporadically until frost.

 

Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’ S. P. -1@ $19.00

A Dick Lighty Mt. Cuba selection, with bluish semi-evergreen leaves and a long succession of yellow powderpuff flowers that age to an unusual orange shade; it is a drought tolerant shrub eventually reaching 3’. I love this, and for the most part, I find Hypericum not worth a second glance.

 

HYPERICUM KALMIANUM  ......... G - 1@$19.00

Originally from Tony, it is native around the Great Lakes, Dick considers it rather choice.

 

Hypericum lissophloeus S. P. -1@ $12.00

A rare shrubby plant or small tree to 10’ in height that we got from Woodlanders, it has a graceful semi-weeping habit with needle like evergreen leaves and coppery exfoliating bark, with typical yellow Hypericum flowers. I suspect it will be tender here but should be fantastic a bit farther south however you never know until you try it outdoors, there are other Florida sand hills plants that it grows near that are indeed hardy here.

 

Hypericum moseranum TRICOLOR S. P. -1@ $15.00

We seem to be acquiring a lot of variegated stuff lately, but this stands out as one of the best, rates a 10 on the eye-catching scale.

 

Hypericum pseudohenryi S. P. -1@ $12.00

A Chinese species related to forrestii, presumadly it looks a bit like henryi. It magically appeared on our inventory and I have no idea where it came from, one of dicks little jokes perhaps.

 

Ilex crenata 'Beehive' .... S. P. -1@ $15.00

A compact male clone selected at Rutgers from over 21,000 sister seedlings it is an outstanding plant forming an dense mound a bit wider than tall.

 

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A tiny female from Dr. Orton’s breeding program at Rutgers, leaves are very small with short internodes, it grows less than 2” a year and makes and excellent specimen for bonsai or a trough.

 

Ilex crenata 'Lemon Gem' S. P. -1@ $15.00

Lemon yellow new growth that fades to chartreuse, plants are medium dwarf and mounded in habit.

 

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' S. P -1@ $15.00

Not as cool as cloud writing with high intensity lasers, its still not bad for a plant, an extremely narrow columnar form, an 8’ specimen is only 4-5” wide; this is the same as the Canadian Sky Sentry, and was introduced by the National Arb in 1985.

 

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' .  S. P. -1@ $15.00

An excellent clone with lustrous dark green leaves, it is compact and slow growing with good winter burn resistance, this has been one of the best inkberry forms we have grown, it needs moist acid soils and a bit of shade.

 

Ilex Hybrid ‘Autumn Glow S. P. -1@ $12.00

I. verticillata x I. serrata; more erect than ‘Harvest Red’, 20 year old plants was 10’ x 12’, red fruits persist into winter.

 

Ilex Hybrid ‘Harvest Red’  S. P. -1@ $15.00

The same cross as ‘Autumn Glow’ with larger, slightly darker red fruits, 18 year old plant was 9’ x16’.

 

Ilex Hybrid 'Rock Garden' S. P. -1@ $12.00

Glossy holly leaves on tiny plants, popular with discriminating gardeners and small enough for larger troughs, ex Rutgers.

 

Ilex Hybrid 'Scarlet O'Hara' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A gold medal award winner with abundant bright scarlet flowers Rhett butler is the preferred polinator but she will screw with Southern Gentleman and do Jim Dandy on the side.

 

Ilex Hybrid ‘Sparkleberry S. P. -1@ $15.00

An outstanding plant introduced by the National Arboretum with 3/8” brilliant red fruits that can persist until March; it is distinctly upright and can reach 15’ at maturity. The verticillata x serrata crosses can usually be distinguished from pure verticillata by the plum purple new growth.

 

Ilex serrata 'Koshobai' . S. P. -1@ $19.00

In Japanese this means plum of youth an obscure and possibly kinky reference that somehow eludes me. The plant is dwarf with tiny persistent 1/8th inch red fruits on twisted dwarf plants, it would make an excellent bonsai specimen as well as looking great as a dwarf shrub in the rock garden.

 

Ilex vomitoria 'Stokes Dwarf' S. P. -1@ $15.00

The sight of this won’t make you puke unless of course you really hate dwarf Hollies. It is really a neat little plant, apparently much hardier than the species that has survived for many years in Punnett’s garden (it was buried for a time by other plants), eventually growing 18” tall by 3' wide.

 

Ilex verticillata 'Apollo' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A male pollinator for sparkleberry and others this is one of the classic males with little use for Trojan Man although that vibrating pleasure ring might have potential.

 

Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy' bap.-  1@ $24.00

What a stud, Jim will knock up `Aurantiaca’, ‘Cacapon’, and ‘Oosterwijk’ and have enough energy left to do the kinky ‘Red Sprite’ thing and bask in the ‘Berry Nice’ ‘Afterglow’.

 

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'       S. P. -1@ $15.00

What kind of a gentleman is this, boinking both of the winter sisters, that whole red and gold ménage a twa with ‘Sparkleberry’ is just to strange and the Neil Young bullwhip Cacapon (isn’t that some kind of a castrated chicken) thing is just altogether too weird.

 

Ilex verticillata 'Sunsplash' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A female clone with respectable berry set and splashy golden variegation, i suspect this could throw some excellent edged forms eventually.

 

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' S. P. -1@ $12.00

A branch sport of winter red fruit is yellowish tinged with pinkish orange, a good grower and free fruiting (I wrote this last year and am just too lazy to rewrite it in keeping with the sex among the ilex theme).

 

Indigofera heterantha S. P.-  1@ $15.00

Mojmir’s collections from 2300 m in the Kulu Valley in India, showy racemes of bright purple flowers in 1-2m tall shrubs, it has proven hardy at the Arnold Arb and Dirr gives it rave reviews, despite the fact or perhaps because, most who see it have no earthly idea what it is.

 

Indigofera kirilowii ........ BAP. -1@ $24.00

Native to Northern China and Korea, it is probably the showiest species; rose-colored pea flowers in abundance in June and July, very adaptable, in very cold areas becomes a dieback shrub. See the excellent photo in the Rix Shrub Book.

 

Itea virginica ‘Henry's Garnet’ S. P. -1@ $15.00

Brilliant reddish purple fall color, this tolerates a broad ranges of sites from sun to shade, and wet, or dry soils, producing showy racemes of white flowers in early summer, on 4'h x 6'w plants.

 

Itea virginica 'Saturnalia' S. P. -1@ $15.00

Selected primarily for the mix of red orange hot pink and yellow fall colors, the clusters of fragrant flowers in summer are an added bonus.

 

Itea virginica 'Sarah Eve' G.-  1@ $19.00

It’s main claim to fame are the pink sepals and pedicels, however the petals are white, fall color is not outstanding nor is the hardiness, of interest primarily to breeders seeking a pink flowered Itea.

 

Itea virginica Shirley's Compacta' S. P. -1@ $15.00

A tiny witches broomy thing congested enough for a trough, flowers aren’t much but the bun is cool, it was discovered by Shirley Speight from the Biltmore estate.

 

Itea yunanensis ...................... G.-  1@ $19.00

Still very rare in cultivation, but now a bit more widespread thanks to the late J. C. Raulston. Obviously native to Yunan and bearing large glossy leaves, this thing sure looks tropical, however I looked at a series of pictures on the web and it clearly has the ability to shed its leaves and go dormant and break good growth the following year. If you have a protected shady garden, this may be worth a try.

 

Jasminum beesianum ........... G.-  1@ $19.00

A deciduous climbing vine from Western China with small clusters of fragrant pinkish red flowers followed by black berrylike fruits; its pretty and besides I like things beesianum.

 

JASMINUM NUDIFLORUM 'MYSTIQUE' VARIEGATED        G.-  1@ $19.00

Lovely delicate plant, the tiny leaves are neatly emargined in white the only thing this winter flowering gem lacks is a strong scent, it should be hardy here in protected sites.

 

JASMINUM PARKERI ............... S. P. -1@ $15.00

Evergreen shrub 6" high with an 18" spread, tangled mass of fine greenish stems, tubular yellow flowers are generally produced in June this needs a protected site to survive.

 

Kalopanax pictus ............... S. P. -1@ $15.00

An excellent large tropical looking shade tree, hardy to zone four and reaching up to 90’ in height, Flowers are typical of many members of the Araliaceae, white in small clusters grouped to form 2’ terminal panicles which are displayed well above the foliage, and are loved by bees; fruits are a small black drupe which the birds quickly devour. The leaves are huge and Castor Bean-like hence the common name Castor Aralia, the genus is monotypic which automatically raises it several notches on the desirability scale, Does anyone know of a variegated form?

 

Karwinskia sp ....................... S. P.-  1@ $12.00

A really cute alpine laurel (rhamnaceae) from Alan Bradshaw, compact leathery foliage and large red flowers followed by clusters of purplish black berries, these are extremely cute and should make a great small shrub for a trough when young although they will eventually outgrow it and need to. These were collected at 7000’ so they should be reasonably hardy

 

Kerria japonica 'Albiflora' S. P.-  1@ $15.00

Its a Kerria with single white flowers, not something you see everyday, its easy, shade tolerant and pest free, what more do you need.

 

Kerria japonica Flora Plena S. P.-  1@ $15.00

Double pompom flowers in great abundance and produced over an extended season this is an incredibly vigorous clone that benefits from a bit of pruning, left unwacked it will rapidly grow to 8’ or more, despite it’s somewhat gangly nature this is the showiest of the clones we grow

 

Kerria japonica variegata prostrate form          S. P. -1@ $15.00

Floppy picta, floppy disk, I was going somewhere with this but the thought has left me. Use your imagination if you come up with something creative I’ll put it in next years catalog.

 

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