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ORIGANUM According to the RHS Index of Garden Plants, nearly every species we list is hardy to Zone 8 or 9. What a crock, who comes up with this stuff, winter in the mountains of Turkey at 2,000m doesn't sound like palm trees to me. The scary thing is most beginning gardeners and even some of the experienced ones actually take them seriously. (Want a chuckle; check out their Allium zone ratings;



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Nolina texana

Nolina texana

A big, 4 foot by 4 foot mass of very narrow, grass-like leaves with large spikes of very showy white flowers. Very showy and cool, and out west where they can be kept very dry, even hardy to zone 5, though it doesn't have a chance in our wet winters.
$12.00

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Oenothera elata hookeri

Oenothera elata hookeri

This subspecies is native to a fairly limited range in California. Sends up big flowering shoots covered with profuse, large, bright yellow flowers. Three to four feet tall, but only a foot or two wide.Quite showy. Zone 5
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Oenothera fruticosa glauca 'Hobe Licht'

Oenothera fruticosa glauca 'Hobe Licht'

Short German selection of this Eastern US native (it is kind of crazy how many US native plants have to go to Europe to be appreciated and selected). Only a foot or so tall, with very profuse, bright yellow flowers over a long period in during the summer. Like most oenothera, tough and easy to grow, sometimes to a fault. Zone 4
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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp incana 'Silver Blade'

Oenothera macrocarpa ssp incana 'Silver Blade'

Low growing rosettes of intensely silver broad leaves. The foliage display would be reason enough to grow it, but the flowers are also extremely large and a beautiful shade of pale yellow. Zone 4.
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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. Fremontii

Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. Fremontii

These are plants we grew from seed, and they're quite variable. All of them have wonderfully silver leaves, though the intensity of it varies quite a bit, and the leaves range from wide spoon shapes to tiny narrow grass like forms. All are nicely compact low growers with large pale yellow flowers.
$12.00

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Oenothera pilosella 'Yella Fella'

Oenothera pilosella 'Yella Fella'

Golden lightly scented saucer-shaped blossoms opening during the day, and the reddish autumn foliage adds to it's garden interest.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Omphloides verna 'Grandiflora'

Omphloides verna 'Grandiflora'

Navelwort? What does this grow in dirty bellybuttons? The sky blue flowers are rather pretty and it is less painful than a piercing, however we recommend troughs especially if you have an outie. What's next, Inverted Nipplewort?____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Ophiopogon (Liriope) japonicus 'Silver Dragon'

Ophiopogon (Liriope) japonicus 'Silver Dragon'

Stupendous white variegation, this came to us as an Ophiopogon however it flowered this year and is clearly a liriope, still a knockout in combination with the black Ophiopogon, it seems to be a strong grower however its hardiness has yet to be tested by a hard winter here.____ZONE 6
$12.00

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Ophiopogon chingii (O. umbraticola)

Ophiopogon chingii (O. umbraticola)

More properly Ophiopogon umbraticola, this has very narrow leaves that each curls as it grows to produce a charming, tosseled looking little grass-like hummock. Insignificant lavender flowers produce extremely beautiful large, bright blue berries.
$8.00

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Ophiopogon japonicum 'Torafu'

Ophiopogon japonicum 'Torafu'

An unusual plant with irregular horizontal yellow banding after the fashion of Zebra Grass if it were a bit more regular it would be stunning, definitely one to save seed on.____ZONE 6
$8.00

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