Laporte Avenue Nusery

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

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Conifers

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Name

Size

Description

Culture

Price

 

Echinacea angustifolia

(Asteraceae)

Narrow-leaved Coneflower

18” x 1’

This prairie native bears copper-orange central cones surrounded by arching petals in pink to purple-pink in early summer. Tolerates poor soils, attracts butterflies, and is deer resistant. Central N. America.

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Echinacea pallida

‘Hula Dancer’

Pale Coneflower

 to 2’ x 1’

Highly reflexed, narrow white petals with a pink tinge are held on slender upright stems. Flowers look like jelly fish. Most drought tolerant coneflower. Central US.

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Echinocereus coccineus

 (Cactaceae)

Scarlet Hedgehog

 5” x 12”

Beautiful early scarlet flowers over huge clusters of multiheaded, densely spined plants. Hummingbird favorite. sw USA.

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Echinocereus englemanii

5” x 4”

Huge magenta-purple flowers on barrels covered with black rigid spines. sw USA.

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Echinocereus fendleri

6” x 4”

Large purple flowers on robust plants with variable spine colors. sw USA.    

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Edraianthus dalmaticus (Campanulaceae)

3” x 6”

Clusters of showy violet-blue flowers on erect stems over tight rosettes of grassy foliage. Yugoslavia.

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Edraianthus pumilio

1” x 5”

Pretty amethyst-violet bells crown tight grassy cushions of silver-green leaves in early summer.       

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Edraianthus serbicus

3” x 5”

Amethyst-violet bells over nice compact tufts. Bulgaria, Yugoslavia

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Edraianthus tenuifolius

 

8” x10”

A gorgeous bellflower that forms mats of dark green linear leaves with reddish stems capped by large blue bells. Balkans.

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$6.00

 

Elmera racemosa

(Saxifragaceae)

Yellow Coralbells

4” x 12”

Tufts of rounded, lobed leaves and charming white-yellow fringed bonnets in spring. nw USA.

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Epilobium crassum

(Onagraceae)

Willowherb

 4” x 8”

Mats of fleshy dark green glossy leaves suffused with red-purple beneath carry sweet solitary pink flowers on short stems in summer. A highly desirable and hardy species. New Zealand.    

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Epilobium obcordatum

 Rock Fringe

 4” x 6”

Glorious pink blossoms in summer over mats of blue-green leaves. w USA.

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Erica carnea ‘Springwood’

(Ericaceae)

Alpine Heather

6” x 12”

Tiny rose-pink urns dangle over low politely spreading needle-like foliage in late winter-early spring.  

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Erigeron algidus

(Asteraceae)

Stalked Fleabane

 3” x 5”

Compact clumps of narrow, fuzzy leaves and lavender daisies borne on short stems. CA, NV. in alpine screes.

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Erigeron breweri v. klamathensis

3” x 8”

Numerous violet daisies over broad mounds clothed in white-haired narrow leaves. Oregon. 

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Erigeron compactus

Cushion Daisy

3” x 6”

A sweet native with relatively large whitish-pink daisies over compact gray-green mounds. w N. America.  

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Erigeron compositus v. glabratus

1” x 3”

Bright yellow button flowers over tight cushions of gray hairy leaves. Marmot Pass, WA

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Erigeron compositus

‘Mt Adams Dwarf’

Lillyputian Daisy

1/2” x 2”

A choice high mountain miniature forming tight pads of deeply cut gray-green foliage topped by white daisies on 1” stems in early summer. A jewel in a trough landscape. WA.

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Erigeron compositus ‘Pink’

 

 2” x 5”

Almost stemless large pink daisies nearly hide the nice compact cushions of finely cut green leaves. w N. America.

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Erigeron compositus ‘Purple’

 

same as above but with purple flowers.

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Erigeron compositus ‘Red Desert’

2” x 6”

Cute while daisies on short stems over a bed of deeply cut silver-green foliage.

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Erigeron chrysopsidis

Dwarf Yellow Fleabane

4” x 3”

Sunny yellow daisies over hairy linear leaves in summer. OR, WA

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Erigeron elegantulus

Blue Dwarf Fleabane/Volcanic Daisy

3” x 8”

Bright violet blue daisies with a yellow center grace tight mounds of narrow foliage. CA.OR.

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$6.00

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Erigeron leiomerus

Rock Slide Daisy

4” x 8”

Pale lilac daisies are held over tufts of spathulate foliage in summer, often producing a second crop of bloom in late summer if cut back after flowering. w USA, subalpine to alpine. 

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$6.00

 

Erigeron linearis

Desert Yellow Daisy

 3” x 8”

A choice fleabane with bright yellow daisies over attractive tufts of gray-green thread-like foliage. w USA.

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$6.00

 

Erigeron mairei

Atlas Mountains Fleabane

2” x 4”

A very dwarf Erigeron from the high Atlas mountains of Morocco with pale lavender flowers. From the 2006 RMC-NARGS/DBG Morocco trip.        

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Erigeron melanocephalus

Blackheaded Daisy

 

6” x 4”

White daisies open from wooly black-purple bracts in summer. A unique dwarf alpine. CO, WY

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Erigeron montanensis

1” x 3”

Sweet frilly white petals surround large yellow centers over tight buns of miniature narrow gray-green foliage. WY.

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Erigeron nanus

6” x 6”

A delightful miniature with tidy mounds of blue-green foliage smothered by multi-petaled mauve-lavender daisies in mid-summer.     w USA.mauve-lavender. x USA

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Erigeron pinnatisectus

Pinnate Daisy

3” x 4”

Violet flowers with bright yellow-orange centers dance above gray-green finely cut foliage in early summer. Rocky Mts.

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Erigeron poliospermus  v. poliospermus

to 6” x 6”

Cushions of gray-green narrow leaves covered with shaggy hairs, and lavender-blue daisies with a bright orange center presented on short stems in late spring-summer. nw USA.

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Erigeron scopulinus

Rock Daisy or Winn Falls Fleabane

1” x 10”

A spangle of white daisies studs this dark green mat of tiny spoon-shaped leaves in spring. Excellent between flagstones. AZ.

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$6.00

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Erigeron simplex

One-Flower Daisy

 6” x 3”

A compact tuft of spathulate foliage carrying in early summer a long-lasting display of large rich purple solitary daisies with white wooly hairs on the base of the flower. w USA, in subalpine to alpine. 

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Erigeron tener

Slender Fleabane

2” x 6”

Genteel lavender-blue daisies are delicately displayed on wiry stems above dense cushions of short narrow leaves. Very floriferous.      w USA.

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Erigeron ursinus

Bear River Fleabane

3” x  6”

Low tufts of narrow gray-green foliage and violet-pink daisies with large yellow centers. Easy and long lived. Rocky Mts.

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$6.00

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Erigeron vagus

2” x 7”

Compact rosettes of fuzzy, gray-green ruffled foliage topped by pretty white-pale pink daisies all summer. Choice. OR, CO. Limited supply. white-pale pink. OR, CO

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Erinus alpinus

(Scrophulariaceae)

Alpine Balsam

3” x 8”

A classic alpine with dark green cushions that are smothered in rose-purple flowers in spring-summer. Reseeds nicely into rock  crevices. Europe. 

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$6.00

 

Erinus alpinus v. hirsutus

 3” x 5”

Similar to the above but the foliage is hairy.

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Eriophyllum lanatum (Asteraceae)

Oregon Sunshine

1’ x 1’

A subshrub densely covered in gray woolly hairs with bouquets of bright yellow daisy-like flowers. nw USA.

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Eriogonum arcuatum v. xanthum

(Polygonaceae)

6” x 5”

Yellow flower clusters over mounds of wooly silver-green leaves. nw USA

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Eriogonum brevicaule

Shortstem Buckwheat

6” x 8”

Olive-green leaves and small heads of yellow flowers with reddish tints. WY

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Eriogonum caespitosum

Silver Buckwheat

 1” x 12”

Chartreuse flowers that age to scarlet over very tight mats of silver-gray foliage. w USA

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Eriogonum jamesii v. flavescens

 James’s Wild Buckwheat

 6” x 8”

Umbrellas of bright sulfur yellow flowers in early summer over white felted sage-green leaves accented in fall with a nice copper tones. sw USA, in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper communities.

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Eriogonum heracleoides

 (Polygonaceae)

Parsnipflower Buckwheat

12” x 12”

Creamy white flowers above shrubby mounds of pale green slender foliage. w USA.

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Eriogonum incanum

Frosty Buckwheat

 3” x 10”

Bright yellow flowers with maroon markings are produced over mats of small olive-gray densely-woolly leaves in summer. CA, NV.

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Eriogonum jamesii

James’s Wild Buckwheat

6” x 8”

Umbrellas of bright sulfur yellow flowers in early summer over white felted sage-green leaves accented in fall with a nice copper tones. sw USA, in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper communities.

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Eriogonum kennedyi

4” x 10”

Dense cushions of tiny, silver-gray leaves and clusters of white-pink flowers on short stems. CA

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Eriogonum kennedyi v. purpusii

2” x 8”

Mats of incredibly dense, silver-gray leaves covered in white wool and small white flowers packed tightly into dense globes. CA.

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Eriogonum ovalifolium

3” x 10”

Cushions of oval-shaped sage-green felted leaves with pink tinged puff-balls. w N. America.

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Eriogonum subalpinum

4” x 12”

Soft pink to pale yellow puffy flowers in summer over a deep green ground hugging mat that turns red in winter. w N. America.

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Eriogonum thymoides

Thyme-leaved Buckwheat

 6” x 12”

A choice dwarf shrub with tiny, deep green, needle-like leaves and yellow flowers that age to burnt orange and red. WA.

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Eriogonum umbellatum

4” x 6”

Broad mats of oval, gray-green leaves, white-wooly underneath, and tiny cream to sulfur-yellow flowers in dense clusters that fade to tints of copper when mature. Nice rosy-gray foliage in fall. w USA.

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Eriogonum umbellatum  v. haussknechtii

4” x 12”

Umbrellas of pretty, bright yellow spheres held on short stems over compact mats of dark olive green leaves which are softly felted on the reverse. Wenatchee Mts, WA.

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Eriogonum umbellatum v. polyanthum

 3” x 12”

Dense mats of silver-blue foliage that changes to burgundy in fall and flowers that start out creamy yellow and change from orange to maroon.  w N. America. 

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Eriogonum ursinum

Bear Valley Buckwheat

 mat, to 1’

Shrubby mats of oval, olive-green leaves bear large cream-yellow flowers. CA.

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Eriogonum wrightii v. subscaposum

Eriogonum wrightii v. wrightii

8” x 8”

A shrubby cushion with slender stems and silvery leaves covered in white felt with clusters of white-pink flowers in summer. sw USA

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Erodium carvifolium

(Geraniaceae)

6” x 12”

Pretty rosy-violet flowers above clumps of ferny foliage in mid to late summer. Spain.

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Erodium castellanum

6” x 8”

Compact tufts of fuzzy, fern-like leaves and pretty rose-pink flowers with darker blotches. Blooms all summer long. Spain

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Erodium chrysanthum

 5” x 12”

Soft-yellow blossoms hover over tufts of lacy, gray-green foliage for most of the summer. Europe. 

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$7.00

 

Erodium ‘Katherine Joy’

6” x 8”

Soft pink-lavender flowers with a prominent violet blotches and veins on the upper petals over mounds of finely dissected green foliage.

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Erodium x lindavicum

Alpine Stork’s Bill

6” x 12”

Produces sprays of sweet shell-pink flowers above a soft mound of ferny gray-green foliage through most of the summer.

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Erodium petraeus ‘Hybrids’

 6” x 12”

Low tufts of silver-green foliage, almost fern-like, produce pretty long-blooming flowers in shades of pink and lavender. We suggest you try more than just one!             

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Erodium rupestre

3” x 12”

This whole plant is endearing with finely cut very silver foliage and soft pink petals with violet veins. Spain.  

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Eryngium creticum

(Apiaceae)

8-18” tall

A dense tangle of leathery gray-blue leaves with lavender-blue globes arising from a pointy, star collar. Europe, Asia, Egypt.

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Eryngium glaciale

 

6” x 8”

A nice miniature ‘Alpine Sea Holly’ with bluish bract flowers over prickly silver-blue foliage. Spain.

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Eryngium maritimum

Sea Holly, Coastal Eryngo

6” x 12”

Attractive, twisted, blue-gray spiny foliage and huge metallic-bluish bracts. A most unusual looking plant. European sea coasts. 

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Erygium variifolium

‘Miss Marble’

 (Apiaceae)

Moroccan Seaholly

1’ x 8”

Spiny bracts of silver-blue thistle-like flowers over compact rosettes of lovely pattered foliage. Highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Morocco.   

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Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master

2-5’

Whitish, prickly ball flowers in mid to late summer stop stiff blue “yucca-like” foliage. An elegant accent plant. Midwest, TX. 

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Erysimum amoenum (Brassicaceae)

3” x 6”

A lovely, low-growing alpine plant with pretty lilac-mauve flowers emerging from roserres of elongated leaves. N. America.

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Erysimum asperum v. asperum

 

12” x 8”

A biennial wallflower from the Bighorn Mts. with bright yellow blossoms in late spring-early summer. WY.

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Erysimum capitatum

 

 8” x 6”

Tufts of stiff narrow leaves and a profusion  of short-stemmed bright yellow flowers in spring. c & w USA.  

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Erysimum capitatum ‘Red Chile Form’

 8” x 6”

Rosettes of narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of orange-red flowers in early summer. c & w USA.

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Erysimum kotschyanum

1-2” x 6”

Tufts of tiny leaves smothered in small brilliant yellow flowers in early summer. Asia, Turkey.

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Erysimum nivale

4” x 3”

Bright yellow fragrant flowers over tufts of dark green narrow foliage. Rocky Mts.

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Erysimum wheeleri

Sanddune Wallflower

to 2’

Terminal racemes of orange flowers bloom in early spring carried on erect stems. Great for alluring butterflies. CA to AZ.  

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Escobaria vivipara

(Cactaceae)

Spinystar

3” x 1’

A small clumping beehive-shaped cactus that is densely covered in an array of star-shaped spines and stunning pink-magenta flowers. w N. America. 

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Escobaria vivipara v. radiosa

Escobaria vivipara v. radiosa

 

3” x 4”

Showy magenta flowers atop small clusters of spiny domes. Texas 

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Euphorbia clavarioides

Euphorbiaceae

Lion’s Spore

2” x 6”

A fascinating succulent forms hard evergreen hummocks and is ideal for the sunny, warm, dry garden or as a container accent. Small yellow flowers cover the plant in early spring. Choice, needs some winter protection or milder microclimate in zone 5a or colder. S. Africa.

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  $7.00    

 

Eumorphia sericea ‘Tiffendell’

(Asteraceae)

1’ x 1’

An evergreen subshrub with silky silver-gray foliage and white tinged pink flowers in late summer. S. Africa.  

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Euryops decumbens

(Asteraceae)

Sunshine Euryops

3” x 8”

A low evergreen shrublet with finely cut silvery green foliage covered in summer with gleaming yellow daisies. Definitely worthy of a position in the rock garden. S. Africa.  

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