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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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Oplopanax chironium

Oplopanax chironium

Very glossy dark green leaves at the base and tall spikes of yellow flowers in umbels to about three feet high. The sap is collected from cut stems and dried to produce a resin that can be eaten or burned as incense. But we grow it for the very attractive foliage. Zone 6.
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Opunita fragilis 'Yellow Spineless'

Opunita fragilis 'Yellow Spineless'

It suddenly strikes me that the cultivar name could be interpretted as meaning “Cowardly coward.” Okay, the yellow bit actually refers to the flower color – flowers, as is typical for opuntias, are large and extremely beautiful, and the spineless bit is an exaggerated reference to the reduced number of long needles that will attack you if you think about getting near it. Please note that even though it has very few spines, it still has the normal number of glochids – the little obnoxious hairs that will embed themselves in your skin, so still treat this thing with all the care you would a more spiney opuntia Zone 5
$12.00

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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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Opuntia fragilis v. denuda 'Potato'

Opuntia fragilis v. denuda 'Potato'

A well named cacti, the fat, rounded pads do indeed look rather like potatoes. Zone 5
$12.00

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Opuntia polycanthus 'Crystal Tide'

Opuntia polycanthus 'Crystal Tide'

A hardy cacti with huge numbers of very long pure white spines. Beautiful and lethal. Zone 5
$12.00

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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
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