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Over 350 Species of choice and unusual plants for rock and alpine gardens.

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Conifers

Catalog 2017

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Plant Name

Size

Description

Culture

Price

 

Calandrinia caespitosa (Portulacaceae)

2” x 4”

Evergreen cushions and exotic, glossy orange, cup-shaped flowers in summer. Chile, Argentina.

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Calceolaria biflora

 (Scrophulariaceae) Slipperflower

12” x 10”

Pairs of bright yellow flowers in the shape of small pouches in summer over evergreen foliage.

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Calceolaria filicaulis

4” x 6”

Enchanting baggy pouches of yellow, freckled with red are produced in summer over dark green foliage. Patagonia.    

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Caltha sagitatta (Ranunculaceae)

Chilean Marsh Marigold

6” x 4”

A hardy dwarf species with fleshy, broadly arrow shaped leaves and pale greenish white flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, slightly moist soil. Chile.

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$7.00

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Campanula alpestris

 (allionii)

(Campanulaceae)

3” x 8”

An outstanding species; slowly  forms a dense mat of small gray-green rosettes topped by large blue bell-shaped flowers  appearing in early summer. sw Alps.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula anomala

3” x 12”

Large solitary bright blue bells that face upwards over compact turfs of narrow, lightly hairy foliage in summer. Caucasus.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula argyrotricha

6” x 6”

Mounds of softly hairy, oval leaves on spreading stems and numerous lovely purple stars. Himalayas.

 S-P

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Campanula aucheri

 4” x 6”

Lustrous dark green leaves form  compact tufts that support large striking blue bells in late spring into summer. Ideal crevice plant. Turkey.

S-P

$7.00

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Campanula bellidifolia

3” x 5”

Vibrant violet-blue star-shaped blooms in spring over dense little tufts of daisy-leaved foliage. Caucasus

S-P

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Campanula besenginica

Campanula besenginica

3” x 6”

Large violet flowers in early summer over small tight compact tufts of shiny deep green leaves. Caucasus

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Campanula betulifolia

 4” x 12”

Clusters of elegant white bells, pink in bud, hang on trailing stems over dark green, purple-backed leaves in summer. Long lived & easy. Turkey.

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Campanula biebersteiniana

3” x 3”

Dwarf rosettes of spoon-shaped, glossy leaves and large wide open dark blue cups. Caucasus, on screes

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Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’

6” x 8”

A choice crevice plant with a profusion of nodding   purple-blue fluted bells that cover evergreen foliage from late spring to mid-summer.

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Campanula chamissonis

4” x 12”

Attractive spreading mats of bright green glossy foliage festooned with large showy lavender-blue, white-centered flowers in spring. One of the best! Far East. 

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Campanula choruhensis

4” x 6”

An exquisite crevice dweller with pink buds that open to large pearl-white open bells in spring over diminutive tufts of gray-green toothed leaves Turkey

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula collina

12” x 8”

Upright racemes of satiny dark purple-blue bells on tight tuffs of downy foliage in summer. Caucasus. 

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Campanula coriacea

5” x 4”

Masses of lilac-blue bell-shaped blooms over tufts of gray-green toothed foliage. Turkey. 

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Campanula excisa

 3” x 8”

Mid-summer blossoms of pendant funnel-shaped lilac-blue beautify mats of attractive linear foliage. Choice! Alps.

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$7.00

 

Campanula formanekiana

8” x 8”

Rosettes of wavy gray-downy leaves carry short stout spikes bearing large light blue pendulous bells. Biennial, but plentiful seed is set for succeeding years. Balkans.    

S-P

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Campanula fragilis

Italian Bellflower

  trailing to 1’

Beautiful open mid blue bells with a dark ring at the base have a prominent style that protrudes well beyond the petals over tufts of handsome deep olive-green, hairy foliage. Italy.

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Campanula grosshiemii

to 2’

Best suited for the wildflower garden given its size, with  showy, long lasting blue bells throughout the summer. Long-lived and thrives in dry shade and self sows freely.

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Campanula hakkiarica

3” x 5”

Blue-violet nodding bells over small rosettes of oval leaves. Turkey.

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Campanula incurva

8” x 12”

Compact clumps of large heart-shaped, softly hairy leaves and panicles of huge bells in a delicate shade of pale blue in summer. Has a tendency to be monocarpic but ours have been in the garden for over 3 years. Stunning and easy. Greece. 

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula makaschvilii

18” x  12”

Small heart-shaped leaves and pretty flaring white bells  frosted pink, are borne along arching stems in summer. Caucasus.

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Campanula oreadum

4” x 6”

Magnificent long blue flowers over tiny tufts of glossy round foliage. Mt. Olympus, Greece.

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Campanula raineri

3” x 10”

An exquisite miniature alpine with gray-green leaves and upturned bells of china blue in summer. Italy, on limestone screes.

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Campanula rotundifolia

Mountain Harebell

6” x 8”

Rosettes of heart-shaped leaves support wiry narrow-leafed stems festooned throughout summertime with dainty pendant blue bells. A common Colorado harebell but still worthy of praise. n N. America.

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$6.00

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Campanula sarmatica

9” x 9”

Soft gray-blue bells are born over rosettes of dark green hairy leaves. Caucasus.

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Campanula saxifraga

3” x 6”

A choice bellflower with large up-facing violet-blue bells over domes of bright green spathulate leaves. Caucasus.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula scabrella

Rough Bellflower

3” x 6”

A breathtaking flower display of bright blue-violet, upward-facing flowers over dense rosettes of stiff, narrow foliage. Grow lean to keep tight form. CA,WA,ID MT. in subalpine to alpine.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula sp.

4” x 3”

A scree dweller with narrow toothed leaves and many china-blue flowers. Caucasus, Russia

S-P

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Campanula tomentosa

(syn. C. celsii)

1’ x 6”

Compact tufts of beautiful silvery gray, hairy foliage and branched stems that carry several tubular lilac-blue open flowers in summer. Greece.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula tridentata

4” x 6”

This desirable dwarf features astonishingly large purplish-blue erect blooms over compact tufts of hairy 3-toothed leaves in summer. Caucasus.

S-P

Currently unavailable

Campanula trogerae

Campanula trogerae

3” x 6”

Large waxy ivory stars emerge from soft pink buds in midsummer over mounds of attractive gray-green foliage. A choice Turkish beauty.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Campanula waldsteiniana

6” x 8”

An array of solitary lilac-violet, upturned stars cover superb dwarf cushions. A gem and quite hardy. Croatia, in limestone crevices.

S-P-T

Currently unavailable

 

Carex appalachica

(Cyperaceae)

Appalachian Sedge

8” x 12”

The perfect substitute for thin ugly lawn in shaded areas, will take light foot traffic. Fine-textured bright lime-green low mounds, great interplanted with bulbs.                                       

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Qt - $8.00

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Carex caryophyllea ‘Beatlemania’

6” x 24”

A garden sport recently introduced by Alan Tower, with a mop head appearance similar to that of the Beatles. Soft narrow dark green arching evergreen leaves are edged with gold. Spreads slowly, an extremely cute sedge 

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Qt - $8.00

 

Carex firma v. variegata

Dwarf Striped Sedge

 2” x 3”

Tiny tight tufts spreads slowly of narrow variegated foliage of green and cream.  About as small a sedge as they come. Alps.

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Currently unavailable

 

Carex muskingumensis Palm Sedge

2-3’ x

2-3’

A dense, clump-forming sedge with grass-like, light green radiating leaves (that resemble palm fronds) from the tops of rigid erect stems. Nice yellow fall color. w N. Amer.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Carlina acaulis

Asteraceae

Siver Carline Thistle

6” x 12”

Large, stemless, shiny-white or purple-brown daisies are nestled in  a rosette of hairy, spiny leaves. Europe, in alpine areas.

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Catanche coerulea

 (Asteraceae)

Cupid’s Dart

2-3’ x 1’

Clumps of gray-green, grass-like, hairy leaves and blue to lilac-blue flowers with dark centers. sw Europe, n Africa, Italy.

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Centauria rothrockii Rothrock’s Knapweed

to 4’ x 2’

Spectacular thistle-like flowers (5” across!) have cream colored centers and pink-blue tipped petals. Attractive seed heads resemble woven baskets. AZ, NM.

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Centaurium scilloides 

(Gentianaceae)

3” x 3”

Like a pink Gentiana verna these tufts of small shiny green leaves carry warm rose-pink flowers in dense clusters in late summer. Short-lived but self sows nicely. A cutie that should be in everyone's garden! Europe.  

P-T

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Cerastium weyerianum

Cerastium werrianum

(Brassicaceae)

3” x 8”

A great foliage plant forming mats of gray-green foliage and white flowers in summer.

P-T

Currently unavailable

 

Chaenactis alpina (Asteraceae)

4” x 12”

Ground hugging with lacy gray-green leaves and cream to pale pink blooms produced towards summers end. w N. America, subalpine, alpine.

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Chaenorrhinum origanifolium

(Scrophulariaceae)

 Fairy Snapdragon

6” x 10”

Tiny violet-blue snapdragons dance over low mounds of dark green foliage for most of the summer. Pyrenees.

S-P

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Cheilanthes distans

(Sinopteridaceae)

Wooly Cloak, Rock Fern

 6” x 4”

A charming dryland fern with dark evergreen fronds with silver hairs, and tawny scales underneath. Easily grown in cultivation (zones 8-10) with good drainage. Pot culture is ideal in our climate, although we have not yet tested it in the open garden here. Avoid winter wet. Australia, New Zealand.

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Chrysanthemum alpinum  v. maritimum

(Asteraceae)

6” x 8”

Large, yellow-eyed, white daisies atop finely-cut, gray-green foliage throughout spring and summer.  Alps.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Chrysanthemum (Rhodanthemum) hosmariense

(Asteraceae)

Moroccan Daisy

8” x 2’

Lovely silver foliage and white, yellow-eyed daisies looks lovely tumbling down a stone wall in summer.

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Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘Alba’

(Acteraceae)

6” x 18”

A handsome spreading mat of leathery  rounded leaves dressed in late summer with large snow-white daisies. Japan, among seashore rocks. 

S-P

$6.00

 

Chrysanthemum weyrichii ‘Pink’

6” x 18”

Similar to the above with surprisingly large parcelain pink daisies in fall.

S-P

$6.00

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Chionophila jamesii

(Scrophulariaceae)

 Snowlover

 2” x 2”

Rosettes of thick-textured spoon-shaped leaves produce dainty lavender-tinged, white snapdragon-like flowers on slender racemes in summer. WY, CO alpine levels, on gravely slopes.

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Clematis columbiana v. tenuiloba

 (Ranunculaceae)

Rocky Mountain Clematis

scrambler, to 3’

Scrambling stems, to 3’, with pendulous violet-blue flowers in early summer that flare outward to reveal a cluster of yellow stamens. Choice! nw N. America.         

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Clematis fremontii

18” x 18”

A strong-growing non-vining prairie species with broad leathery textured leaves capped in early summer with nodding creamy white, blue-tinged urn-shaped flowers. KS, NE, MO, on rocky hillsides.    

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Clematis fruticosa

2’ x 3’

A nice dwarf shrubby bush clematis clothed in rubbery dark green foliage and bright lemon yellow, semi-nodding, bell-shaped flowers in late summer. Needs excellent drainage. China , Mongolia. 

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Clematis fusca

climber, to 10’

A cute little oddity with small violet flowers that are strongly covered in brown fur-like hairs. ne Asia.

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Clematis hexapetala

(Ranunculaceae)

Mongolian Snowflakes

    to 3’     non-vining habit

A robust grower from China with dark green leathery leaves and masses of long-blooming white snowflake-like flowers in summer. Attractive to bees and butterflies.           

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Clematis hirsutissima ‘Bergen Park Form’

12” x 15”

This high altitude form is slightly smaller and has brighter blue flowers. CO. 

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Clematis hirsutissima ‘Lone Pine Form’

Sugarbowls

15” x 18”

Distinctive nodding vase-shaped plum-colored bells backed with silky hairs are produced late spring atop bushy clumps of finely divided foliage. Choice! CO, foothills to montane.                            

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Clematis integrifolia

24” x 24”

From a slowly expanding clump rises a mass of thin stems each terminating in a solitary nodding bell of blue-violet in summer. Plants stand erect in most cases  but occasionally flop or weave themselves through whatever happens to be nearby. s Europe.

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Clematis reticulata (Ranunculaceae)

to 9’

A short vine, eventually climbing to 9’, with wiry stems adorned with down-turned pitcher-shaped flowers often mixed in colors of white, purple, yellow or pink. Weaves nicely through evergreens for surprising interest. A hummingbird favorite.

S-P

$8.00

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Clematis scottii

Scott’s Sugarbowls

12” x 18”

An extremely good compact form with non-vining upright stems, narrow blue-green foliage and rich purple-blue turban-shaped flowers followed by pretty silky-haired seed heads. Long-blooming in spring through summer. CO, WY.  

S-C-X

 $8.00

 

  Clematis scottii ‘Hybrid’

 (C. scottii x C. fremontii)

18” x 18”

This garden hybrid is a strong-growing non-vining prairie species with broad leathery textured leaves taking the form and foliage of C. fremontii with the pretty nodding purple-blue flowers of C. scottii.  

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Clematis texensis

Coral Leather Flower

 climber, to 5’

A Texas native but bone hardy here, this is the straight species, not a hybrid. This xeric coral-red clematis blooms from June until frost, is favored by hummingbirds and bumblebees, and is not rampant like some other clematis.                

S-P-X

 $8.00

 

Clematis texensis ‘Hybrid’

climber, to 5’

Similar to the above but with dark green, deeply cut leaves and varied shades of pink, mauve and reddish urn-shaped flowers, not quite as xeric.

 S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Codonopsis clematidea

(Campanulaceae)

18” x 15”

A semi-twiner with soft blue, nodding bonnet-shaped flowers in summer. The inside of the blooms have intricate yellow markings surrounded by bright purple rings. Asia

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    Corydalis flexuosa      ‘Blue Panda’

(Papaveraceae)

8” x 12”

A profusion of clear blue tubular blooms emerge in late spring to early summer over soft mounds of delicate green foliage that turns bronzy-green in fall.

P-N-W

    $7.00  

 

Cotula hispida

(Asteraceae)

3” x 9”

Soft silky tufts of silvery foliage carry wiry stems of long lasting bright yellow hatpin-like flowers in summer. S. Africa.  

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Crassula corallina (Crassulaceae)

1” x 5”

A hardy perennial succulent with tiny greenish-white crusted leaves and panicles of white flowers. S. Africa. 

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    3 1/2” pot          $8.00

Crassula sarcocaulis

Crassula sarcocaulis ssp. rupicola

(Crassulaceae)

8” x 12”

Multi-branched succulent shrub with fragrant white-pink flowers. S. Africa, montane grasslands among rocks.

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Crithmum maritimum (Apiaceae)

Rock Samphire, Sea Fennel

1’ x 1’

Thick fleshy, strongly divided blue-green leaves develop from a woody base with umbels of greenish-cream flowers atop branching stems in June-August followed barley-like seeds. Coastal Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea.

S-P

$7.00

 

Cryptantha paradoxa (Boraginaceae)

2” x 4”

A lovely plant with hairy leaves and pure white flowers with a bright yellow center. CO, UT, NM. 

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Currently unavailable

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Cyclamen purpurascens

 (Primulaceae)

6” x 6”

A true gem with very sweetly scented, slightly twisted rose-pink flowers in summer above evergreen satiny heart-shaped leaves with a burgundy reverse. One sniff and you’ll be captivated! Thrives in dappled shade. The hardiest cyclamen species. Europe.

 N-P-F-T

$8.00

 

Cystopteris fragilis

(Dryopteridaceae)

 Brittle Bladder Fern

6” x 12”

A small delicate bright green, deciduous, native fern with short creeping rhizomes and thrice-cut, lacy fronds. Grows easily in dappled light. Circumpolar, growing from plains to alpine in rocky places.  

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Cytisus x kewensis

(Fabaceae)

Kew Broom

 1’ x 3’

Evergreen shrub with semi-prostrate habit, dense arching stems and masses of creamy pale yellow pea flowers in late spring.

 S-P

Currently unavailable

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