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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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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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Ophiopogon japonicum compactum

Ophiopogon japonicum compactum

A treasure courtesy of John from H&H, this thing is tiny with dense tufts of grassy foliage only a couple inches tall and short scapes of bell shaped flowers followed by heavy crops of ornamental blue berries, (not to be confused with blueberries); its cute enough for a trough and sure to elicit comment.____ZONE 6
$8.00

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Ophiopogon japonicum Dwarf Variegated

Ophiopogon japonicum Dwarf Variegated

A nice dwarf variegated plant we got from Yinger a number of years ago if it ever had a name we have lost it.____ZONE 6
$8.00

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Opuntia fragilis ex Lake of the Woods Canada

Opuntia fragilis ex Lake of the Woods Canada

A tiny padded form, cute enough for a trough, this originally came from one of the most northerly sites for a Cactus, Dick has grown it for many years and brought us some. We had originally planned to ship it back to a Canadian nursery however CITES in its infinite stupidity prevents us from sending it back from whence it came. (In California if you catch a Bullfrog and release it back into the pond it just came from you can be fined $$$$; Government officials should be forced to take a common sense test and shot if they fail).____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Origanum sipyleum

Origanum sipyleum

Collected in the Sultan Dagh mountains (Turkey) at 2000m, with cushions of bluish aromatic leaves and sprays of semi-pendant greenish bracts that encase the pale long tubed flowers. Zone 5
$8.00

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Orostachys aggregatus

Orostachys aggregatus

Cute little green rosettes that look like little flowers and produces offsets on long, thin stems which, is planted in a container, will danged over the edge in a manner that is just too adorable to be borne. An inch or two tall, spreads indefinitely Joseph .....Zones 5
$8.00

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Orostachys boehmerii 'Keiko'

Orostachys boehmerii 'Keiko'

Orostachys boehmerii 'Keiko' A new orostachys for us from the great plantsman Stan Tyson (thank you Stan!) with wonderful rosettes of gray foliage and adorable little offsets dangling and dancing on long, thin runners. We're still testing the hardiness on this, but hardy to at least zone 6, maybe colder. If you grow this somewhere colder, and it survives, please let us know! An inch or two tall, spreads indefinately Joseph
$8.00

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Orostachys iwarenge

Orostachys iwarenge

Orostachys iwarenge Another new-to-us species from Stan Tyson. Great glaucus foliage, and distinctive and beautiful flower spikes. Orostachys make a great hardy alternative to tender succulents like Echevaria for us in the frozen north. An inch or two tall, spreads indefinitely Joseph.....Zones 5 (maybe hardier? Let us know if you experiment with it)
$8.00

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Orostachys malecophyllus

Orostachys malecophyllus

Everyone wants to grow what they can't have, and in cold, wet Michigan, I'm always trying to grow stuff that would really be happier in Southern California. This guy, with fairly large rosettes of fleshy, pale green leaves, actually is happy here, and gives a wonderfully tropical desert look. Great to contrast with more typical northern garden fare, and of course exceptionally drought and heat tolerant as well. An inch or two tall, spreads indefinitely Joseph.....Zones 5
$8.00

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Orostachys spinosa ex Halda

Orostachys spinosa ex Halda

Marvelous plant, these are from wild seed and we now have hundreds of different genotypes, previous cultivated material seemed to be clonal from a single introduction that seldom flowered, these do. They show a bit of variation and should produce some viable seed for a change. They roll up in a tight ball for the winter swelling and unfurling in the spring to a multi-armed starfish with next year's over-wintering ball in the center; the ultimate Hen and Chick.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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