Laporte Avenue Nusery

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

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Conifers

Catalog 2017

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Name

Size

Description

Culture

Price

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Paeonia mlokosewitschii

Molly the Witch Peony

28” x 2’

Seductive, single, bowl-shaped blooms of primrose yellow, with masses of golden stamen, are nestled above soft blue-green foliage with pinkish undertones on the new growth. Caucasus. 4” pots

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Paeonia tenuifolia

(Paeoniaceae)

Fernleaf Peony

18” x 18”

Gracious single cup-shaped blooms of vivid crimson with a mound of bright yellow stamen over compact feathery foliage. Rare and flashy. se Europe to s Russia. 2 year old plants.

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Paeonia veitchii

18” x 18”

A delightful compact peony with single, cup-shaped, gracefully nodding, pink-magenta flowers in early summer. China.

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Papaver alpinum ssp. ernesti-mayeri

(Papaveraceae)

Julian Poppy

 4” x 3”

A petite, rare alpine with delicate, pure white flowers with bright yellow centers. sw Alps.

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Papaver anomalum v. album

8” x 6”

Blowzy pure white poppies bloom all summer over neat mounds of dissected hairy foliage.

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Papaver atlanticum

 12” x 8”

Delicate pastel flowers of soft orange are borne from chubby nodding buds throughout summer above basal rosettes clothed in silky hairs. Morocco.

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Papaver burseri

(Papaveraceae)

 4” x 3”

A demure alpine poppy with dainty white, yellow-centered blossoms over tufts of delicate blue-green foliage. Alps, Carpathians.   

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Papaver croceum

1" x 8"

Dark green hairy leaves and oodles of bright yellow goblets abundantly produced all summer. sw Bulgaria.   

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Papaver dahlianum

Swalbard Poppy

4” x 3”

Small tufts of coarsely haired dissected foliage and delicate petals of white to soft yellow. Greenland, Norway.

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Papaver kluanense

 

 4" x 3"

A choice elfin native with dainty soft yellow tissue-paper blooms, over fine gray-green hairy foliage. Rocky Mts.

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Papaver lapponicum ex Tromso

Artic Poppy

6” x 3”

A pretty poppy with large yellow flowers. May be short lived but self sows to keep the colony going. Norway

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Papaver lateritium ‘Fireball’

(Papaveraceae)

 1’ x 1’

An heirloom poppy with unique semi-double, bright orange flowers in late spring.

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Papaver kluanense

Papaver miyabeanum ex ‘Takewoki’

Japanese Alpine Poppy

5” x 5”

Delightful yellow tissue paper flowers are held atop mounds of hairy, dissected foliage. 

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Papaver nudicaule

Iceland Poppy

8” x 6”

Fragrant flowers of mostly white or yellow to peach & orange atop hairy tufts of narrow blue-green foliage.

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Pelargonium endlicherianum

 (Geraniaceae)

Rabbit Ears

 8" x 12"

Late summer dazzles us with abundant showy deep-pink flowers, veined with red over handsome mounds of dark green scalloped foliage. A hardy and coveted plant! Taurus mountains of sw Turkey.     

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$8.00

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Pellaea atropurpurea

(Adiantaceae)

 Purple Cliff Brake

8” x 12”

A dainty evergreen fern with lance-shaped blue-green fronds and black-purple stocks. Does well in a partially sunny limestone crevice and tolerates some drought if well established. N. America, Mexico.

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Penstemon albertinus

(Scrophulariaceae)

Alberta Penstemon

 8” x 5”

Bright azure-blue flowers in summer over mats of dark green leaves with a deep red-violet reverse. w N. America

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Penstemon albidus

White Penstemon

10” x 5”

A beautiful little prairie plant with clusters of white to lilac tubular flowers in June. Manitoba to TX

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Penstemon alpinus

12” x 8”

Clump-forming with blue-green leaves and aqua-blue flowers, tinged purple, held in tight clusters in summer. WY to NM. 

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Penstemon ambiguous

Bush Penstemon

15” x 15”

Beautiful light pink phlox-like flowers in early summer on a symmetrical bush. KS, CO

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Penstemon angustifolius

Penstemon angustifolius v. vernalensis

‘Narrow-leafed Penstemon’

 12” x 16”

Fleshy pale glaucous blue lanceolate leaves and lovely summer flowers of robin’s egg blue. A fine Colorado native. w Great Plains. 

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Penstemon arenicola

Red Desert Penstemon

 6” x 6”

This ‘sand dweller’ bears intense blue  flowers in early summer from electric-blue buds over mounds of waxy blue foliage. WY, UT.

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Penstemon aridus

Arid Penstemon

5” x 3”

A choice dwarf with bright blue flowers that are produced over tidy mats of linear leaves. MT, ID, WY. foothills to subalpine woods.

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Penstemon auriberbis

 6” x 8”

Large gaping pale lavender flowers on one-sided spikes over compact rosettes of narrow gray-blue leathery leaves in early summer. w USA. 

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Penstemon barrettiae

10” x 12”

Spreading mounds of large thick blue-gray leaves set off the huge rose-purple blooms with golden wool covered anthers. Endemic to the Columbia River Gorge in WA and OR. 

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Penstemon brandegei

 18” x 7”

Thick spikes of huge azure-blue flowers over tufts of waxy green leaves.. A glorious long-lived plant for the dry garden. CO. 

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Penstemon cardinalis v. regalis

Cardinal Penstemon

 to 3’ x 2’

A hummingbird favorite with deep red slender tubular flowers that hang delicately poised from tall spikes in summer over glossy green leaves. NM, on rocky, wooded ridges.

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Penstemon cardwellii ‘Roseus’

 6” x 12”

Shrubby mats of broad, finely serrated evergreen leaves projecting short racemes of lovely large rose-pink flowers.   

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Penstemon carnosus

Fleshy Penstemon

 12” x 8”

“Queen of the San Rafael Swell” Lavender-grape flowers in whorled tiers over rosettes of thick glaucous leaves. Limited supply. UT.

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Penstemon caryi

5” x 5”

Distinctive gaping blue-purple flowers crowded on short racemes over mats of slender deep green foliage. Bighorn Mts, WY.  

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Penstemon cinicola

Ash Penstemon

6” x 12”

Short wands of small blue-purple flowers in  summer over tufts of slender foliage. nw USA. in dry sandy volcanic soils in sagebrush.

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Penstemon clutei

Penstemon clutei

Sunset Crater Penstemon

to 3’ x 1’

Pudgy bright pink flowers over waxy blue-green evergreen foliage from mid-late summer. AZ, in volcanic soils.

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Penstemon cobaea

Wild Foxglove

 18” x 12”

Intriguing white to purple flowers  possessing a faint honey scent known to attract bumblebees in summer. NE to TX.

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Penstemon commarrhenus

 Dusty, Furry Haired Penstemon

18” x 9”

A taller native species but a nice addition for the dry, wild garden with summer flowers of pale violet with fine white hairs on the anthers. CO, UT, AZ. sagebrush-grasslands to fir-aspen forests. 

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Penstemon confertus (foreground)

Penstemon confertus

 12” x 10”

Tiers of curious creamy yellow flowers atop mounds of rich green foliage through summer. Rocky Mts. in moist mountain meadows.  

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Penstemon crandallii

Crandall’s Penstemon

3” x 8”

A highly desirable native forming  attractive neat mats of narrow glaucous green foliage and decumbent stems that carry wide-open flowers of azure-blue with a purple throat. CO, UT. pinon-juniper & spruce-fir forests.

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Penstemon cyananthus

Wasatch Penstemon

 12”x 8”

Large vivid blue flowers are held tightly  on several stems arising from a basal clump of glossy green leaves. A stunning show when planted in a mass. WY, UT, ID.     

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Penstemon davidsonii

3” x 6”

Large lavender-blue flowers grace compact evergreen mats of pale green egg-shaped leaves. nw USA, montane to alpine.    

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$6.00

 

Penstemon davidsonii v. menziesii

 4” x 8”

Blue-violet blooms adorn short stems clothed in small serrated leaves on shrubby compact mats. Choice.  

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Penstemon davidsonii v. menziesii ‘Microphyllus’

 2” x 8”

A choice, rarely offered, subshrubby cultivar forming compact, creeping mats studded with large blue-violet trumpets on  prostrate stems in summer. OR, CA.

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$6.00

 

          Penstemon                    davidsoni v. praeteritus       (Dwarf Form)

4” x 12”

Compact twiggy domes of small thyme-like gray-green leaves bear huge wide open blossoms of lavender-blue from late spring into summer.  Spectacular! nw USA, on alpine ridges.

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Penstemon degeneri

6” x 6”

A rare endemic to Canon City, CO with dark blue flowers on long upright stems over rosettes of narrow leaves.

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Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue

2-3’ x 18”

A profusion of pure white flowers sometimes tinged with pink appear in June and continue into mid-summer providing nectar for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.  The lustrous dark green leaves turn red in fall.

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Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker Penstemon

24” x 24”

Pendant scarlet-red tubular flowers on wand-like stems resembling firecrackers that put on quite a show in early summer. Often attended by hummingbirds and butterflies when in bloom. CA, NV.

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$6.00

 

Penstemon ‘Edithae’

10” x 8”

A hybrid between P. rupicola & P. ellipticus. Lavender-pink flowers contrasting nicely with mats of handsome glaucous blue-green foliage.

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Penstemon eriantherus

Penstemon eriantherus

8” x 6”

Small rosettes of narrow serrated gray-green leaves bear clusters of large violet flowers with dense frizzy yellow beards in early summer. WA, on dry  exposed gravely slopes.

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Penstemon flavescens

12” x 8”

Compact rosettes of large leathery leaves and unique large soft yellow flowers in summer. ID, MT, high alpine.

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$6.00

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Penstemon fruticosus ‘Alba’

6” x 8”

A compact hybrid with tiny waxy blue holly-like foliage and pretty white flowers.

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Penstemon fruticosus ex ‘Pink Holly’

6” x 8”

A compact hybrid with tiny waxy blue holly-like foliage and pretty bright pink flowers.

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Penstemon fruticosus v. serratus

Woody Penstemon

8” x 16”

Bushy with very serrate, holly- like leaves and pinkish-lavender flower clusters in summer. ID, WA.  

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Penstemon gairdneri

10” x8”

Narrow lavender-rose tubular flowers with some white in the throat over finely pubescent, narrow leaves in April-May. nw USA

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Penstemon glaber

Penstemon glaber v. alpinus

Smooth Penstemon

10” x 8”

Sky-blue flowers crowded on one-sided  inflorescence in summer over a crown of thick glaucous green leaves. Very hardy. w USA.

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Penstemon grandiflorus

 Shell-leaf Penstemon

to 2’

Large soft pink flowers produced amid handsome clumps of glaucous-blue foliage in early summer. A bit large for the rock garden but irresistible none the less. ND to TX, on the plains

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Penstemon hallii

Hall’s Penstemon

 3” x 6”

A highly valued miniature alpine with plump blue-violet blooms in spring just above a tidy mound of linear, deep green foliage. Best tucked up against the north side of a rock; tolerates more moisture than most penstemons. CO.

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Penstemon havardii

Big Bend Beardtongue

15” x 1’

Long blooming bright red flowers in spring over rosettes of glaucous blue-green foliage. TX

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Penstemon heterodoxus v. heterodoxus

 3” x 6”

Small compact mats of leathery oval leaves carry pinwheel-shaped heads of large rich dark blue blooms in summer. w USA.

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Penstemon hirsutus ‘Albus’

8” x 6”

Loosely mat-forming with dark green leaves, purple flushed in winter, and white flowers coated in fine fuzzy hairs in summer. N. America.

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Penstemon hirsutus v. pygmaeus

Penstemon hirsutus  ‘Pygmaeus’

4” x 6”

Loosely mat-forming with dark green leaves, purple flushed in winter, and pale purple flowers coated in fine fuzzy hairs in summer

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$6.00

 

Penstemon humilis v. brevifolius

4” x 6”

Dark blue glistening blooms over mats of dark  green shiny leaves. UT.      

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Penstemon humilis v. humilis

 4” x 6”

Small basal rosettes of softly hairy spoon-shaped  leaves overtopped by deep blue golden-bearded flowers in summer. w USA, in sagebrush and pinyon juniper communities.    

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Penstemon hybrid (rupicola x cardwellii)

Penstemon hybrid

(rupicola x cardwellii)

10” x 12”

Mounds of large thick blue-gray leaves set off the huge bright rose-pink blooms with golden wool covered anthers. 

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Penstemon idahoensis

 5” x 8”

A rare endemic with clusters of congested blue-satin flowers on short, slender stems over tufts of  thick, wavy leaves. s ID.

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Penstemon jamesii

James’ Penstemon

8” x 6”

Large pretty flowers of lavender-pink  with exerted stamens and a yellow beard embrace tall stems over basal tufts of narrow wavy-toothed foliage in mid-summer. One of the best. NM, TX & CO. Very limited supply.

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Penstemon kunthii Mexican Penstemon

2’ x 2’

This tough gem is a long-blooming evergreen with masses of magenta trumpets for most of the summer. Adored by hummingbirds! Oaxaca, MX. 

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Penstemon laricifolius v. laricifolius

Penstemon laricifolius ssp. laricifolius

Larchleaf Penstemon

 4” x 3”

A petite gem. Small tuffets of fine grass-like leaves bear numerous pretty pink blooms in early summer. WY, ID.

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Penstemon mensarum

Mesa Penstemon

 18” x 12”

Endemic to Grand Mesa, CO. with intense cobalt-blue flowers prolifically produced in summer. Limited supply!    

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$6.00

 

Penstemon neomexicanus

18” x 10”

Basal rosettes of smooth leathery leaves and one-sided  inflorescences of blue-purple with dense white beards and a dark line on the lower petal lobe that  seduces insects into the flower in late summer. NM- Mexico in pine & spruce communities.

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Penstemon newberryi

1’ x 1’

Tubular rose-red flowers over basal rosettes of finely serrated foliage in June to August. CA.

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Penstemon nitidus

Shining Penstemon

8” x 6”

Brilliant turquoise buds open to heavenly  aquamarine-blue atop arching stems over neat tufts of powder-blue rosettes in spring. Sask. to  Mexico, on open grassy hillsides and and plains.   

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Penstemon ophianthus

Snake-flowered Penstemon

6” x 4”

Clusters of tubular pink-violet blooms in early summer over rosettes of rather narrow leaves. NM, CO, UT.

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Penstemon ovatus

Broad Leaved Penstemon

2’ x 1’

Showy deep blue open flowers appear in early summer above shiny, bright green, egg-shaped leaves. Hummingbirds are frequent visiters.  Cascade Mtns.

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Penstemon pachyphyllus  v. congestus

Thickleaf Beardtongue

 8” x 10”

Compact gray-green rosettes of wide  leathery leaves and whorls of intense purple-tipped violet flowers in summer. UT, CO.

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Penstemon pallidus

Pale Penstemon

12” x 8”

Clusters of lovely white flowers with lavender markings make a nice addition to a prairie meadow. e USA.

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Penstemon parvulus

Small Azure Penstemon

1’ x 1’

Low compact mounds of glaucous blue-gray leaves with dense one-sided racemes of dark purple-blue flowers. CA, OR.

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Penstemon payettensis

Penstemon payettensis

Payette Penstemon

 

24” x 12”

Produces bright lavender-blue flowers in May-June above leathery, rich green foliage. ID

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Penstemon paysoniorum

Penstemon paysoniorum

6” x 5”

Gorgeous bright blue flowers arise from clumps of smooth bright green leaves in summer. A splendid dwarf from the deserts of sw WY.

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Penstemon ‘Prairie Fire’

18” x 16”

 Vigorous clusters of deep green glaucous leaves support showy spikes aflame with bright red flowers in summer.  

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Penstemon procerus

Small-Flowered Penstemon

 10” x 6”

Small slightly fragrant dark purple-blue  tubular flowers are densely clustered in tiered whorls on erect stems over rosettes of smooth slender leaves in early to midsummer. nw North America.

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Penstemon procerus v. formosus 

Alpine Penstemon

2” x 8”

Low mat-forming with deep violet-blue flowers held above rosettes of ovate foliage in summer. More moisture tolerant than most penstemons. nw USA.              

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$6.00

 

Penstemon procerus v. tolmei

Alpine Penstemon

2” x 8”

Large deep blue-purple flowers atop compact rosettes of egg-shaped foliage in early summer. WA to BC.

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Penstemon procerus v. tolmiei ‘Bethel Ridge’

3” x 6”

A beautiful native of Washington State with pretty cobalt blue flowers over compact mats of deep green foliage.

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$7.00

 

Penstemon procerus v. tolmiei ‘Hawkeye’

 4” x 6”

A choice pink-flowered selection of a tough, long-lived, mat-forming compact penstemon species. We have finally built up enough stock to offer this unusual plant.  WA, Goat Rocks area.      

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$7.00

 

Penstemon procumbens

 

2” x 12”

Formerly offered as P. caespitosus ‘Claude Barr’; mat-forming evergreen groundcover with striking bright-blue flowers just above the tiny leaves in spring. CO high plains, WY, UT.

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Penstemon pruinosus

 4” x 6”

Clusters of beautiful dark blue-purple flowers with bright blue lobes over clumps of sharply toothed green foliage changing to wonderful dark purple in winter. WA to BC.  

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Penstemon pseudospectabilis

Arizona Penstemon

 2-3’ x 1’

Dark green, toothed leaves become fused as they move up the stem toward the shocking rose-pink trumpets in early summer.  NM, AZ, CA in rocky washes and gravelly slopes.

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Penstemon pumilus

 5” x 5”

 A choice dwarf endemic to central Idaho, with lovely blue-violet flowers on prostrate stems over tufts of narrow gray-green foliage. Well deserving of a  place of honor in the garden or trough.      

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Penstemon purpusii

 6” x 10”

A lovely dwarf decorated with rich purple-blue blooms in  summer over low spreading luxurious mats of soft velvety, blue-gray leaves clothing short  prostrate stems. A favorite! n CA, on dry stony slopes.

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Penstemon ramaleyi

8” x 6”

A unique species with blue flowers above linear thread-like leaves. Endemic to the Sangre de Cristo Mts and the San Luis Valley in s Colorado.

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Penstemon richardsonii v. dentatus

Penstemon richardsonii  v. curtiflorus

to 2’

Bright rose-pink trumpet flowers from mid to late summer over compact mounds of toothed leaves. OR to BC

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Penstemon rostriflorus

12” x 12”

Compact tufts of slender dark green foliage are topped  by bountiful scarlet flowers throughout summer. Attracts hummingbirds. sw USA.

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Penstemon rupicola

Cliff Penstemon

 4” x 8”

Brilliant rose-pink flowers over mats of blue-green foliage in late spring to mid-summer. CA to WA. found in cliffs and rock outcrops.

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$6.00

 

              Penstemon           ‘Sally’s Suprise’

1-2’ x 1’

A natural hybrid from the garden of our friend Sally Boyson with large flowers in mixed colors of pink, blue and purple.     

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$6.00

 

Penstemon secundiflorus

 Sidebells Penstemon

10” x 6”

Clumps of sleek, powdery gray-blue foliage and luminescent lavender-pink blossoms on erect spikes in late spring. WY to NM, foothills, on rocky slopes and mesas. 

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Penstemon spatulatus

 2” x 10”

An impressive mat-former from the Wallowa Mts in OR  with basal rosettes of small spatulate leaves and whorls of relatively large blue-violet glandular flowers in mid-late summer.  

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Penstemon speciosus v. kennedy

4” x 5”

This beautiful dwarf bears showy clusters of white-throated, dark blue flaring trumpets over rosettes of blue-green foliage in early summer. CA, NV, ID.    

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Penstemon strictus

Penstemon strictus

 

2’ x 1”

Spires of shimmering royal blue-purple flowers, the two upper petals projecting forward like a porch roof, blooms in a one-sided inflorescence over smooth dark green strap-like leaves in early summer. Easily grown and long-lived. Rocky Mts.

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Penstemon superbus ‘Pink’

 Superb Beardtongue

1-2’ x 1”

Fabulous coral-pink trumpets over rosettes of blue-green leaves. NM.

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Penstemon teucrioides

Germander Penstemon

2” x 12”

Captivating pale blue-violet trumpets with white throats grace flat mats of needle-like leaves in early summer.  CO, on sagebrush slopes, in dry clay, rocky soils.

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Penstemon traceyi

4” x 6”

A rare cutey with small pink flowers over mats of thick, leathery leaves. ne CA. 

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Penstemon tubaeflorus White Wand or Trumpet penstemon

to 3’ x 1’

A mid-western prairie plant with loose clusters of pretty white trumpets born in whorls on stiff stems in late spring. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds & bees.

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Penstemon tusharensis

4” x 1’

A subalpine species with mats of bluish-gray spoon-shaped leaves and attractive violet flowers with bluish lobes and a white interior in June-August. Utah, Tushar Range.

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$7.00

Penstemon uitahensis

Penstemon uintahensis

 3” x 4”

A little gem endemic to the Uintah Mts. in ne Utah with  clusters of sky blue flowers in June over small tufts of narrow leaves.  

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Penstemon venustus

1’ x 1’

Valued for its late blooming qualities and sprays of beautiful violet-purple flowers. nw USA, on dry hillsides.     

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Penstemon versicolor

12” x 6”

Similar to P. angustifolia with clumps of blue-green foliage and trumpets of azure blue held on a slightly one-sided inflorescence. Endemic to the Arkansas River Valley, near Pueblo, CO.  

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Penstemon virens

Penstemon virens

Blue Mist Penstemon

8” x 6”

Bright green glossy mats and numerous spikes of sky blue flowers in summer. Easy and tolerates some shade. CO, WY, foothills to  montane.

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$6.00

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       Penstemon virgatus         Hybrid

Wandbloom Penstemon

18” x 5”

Narrow pointed leaves and thin spikes of chubby lavender flowers with a wide lower lip. Rocky Mts.   

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$6.00

Penstemon whippleanus

Penstemon whippleanus Whipple’s Penstemon

10” x 7”

A choice alpine plant with  intriguing dark wine-colored flowers in summer. Rocky Mts, montane to alpine. 

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Peucedanum terebinthaceum

(Apiaceae)

to 12”

Umbels of large, lacey-white Queen-Anne’s-Lace’ type flowers in summer over tufts of parsley-like foliage. China, Japan.  

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Philadelphus microphyllus (Hydrangeaceae)

Littleleaf Mockorange

 4’ x 4’

A larger flowered form with numerous showy fragrant star-shaped white flowers on open arching stems. sw USA, Mexico.  

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Phlomis russeliana

 (Lamiaceae)

 Sticky Jerusalem Sage

2’ x 2’

Whorls of hooded, soft yellow flowers encircle assertive, stout hairy stems with scalloped, fragrant leaves in June-September. Turkey, Syria.                                      

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Phlox bifida

(Polemoniaceae)

4” x 12”

Deeply cleft lavender-pink flowers are produced in spring over low compact mounds of long pointed narrow foliage.

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$6.00

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Phlox bifida ‘Alba’

 

White Cleft Phlox

4” x 12”

Beautiful white, snowflake-like flowers in spring adorn thick mats of dark green foliage.

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 $6.00

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Phlox bifida ‘Betty Blake’

 

 4” x 12”

Deeply cleft lavender-pink flowers are produced in spring over low compact mounds of small narrow foliage. 

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Phlox bifida ‘Confetti’

4” x 12”

A garden sport with sweet, very petite white-pink flowers over mounds of dark green foliage.

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$6.00

 

           Phlox bifida          ‘Pink’

4” x 12”

Same as above with pretty pink flowers.   

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$6.00

 

Phlox bifida ‘Starbright’

4” x 12”

Violet-blue and white v-shaped petals, form colorful domes in early summer. 

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Phlox douglasii

‘Rose Cushion’

3” x 6”

A tight mound forming evergreen with narrow needle-like dark green foliage and pretty soft rose-pink flowers that bloom in late spring.

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$7.00

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Phlox condensata

 

1/2” x 6”

Large snow-white flowers over very tight cushions of gray-green awl-shaped leaves.

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Phlox douglasii ‘Crackerjack’ (Polemoniaceae)

3” x 8”

Quite striking, producing low, compact cushions of dark green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves smothered in bright crimson-red flowers in late spring.       

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Phlox grayi

   (syn. P. longifolia   ssp. brevifolia)

Long-leaved phlox

3” x 7”

A champion phlox with stiff narrow leaves and large crystal-pink flowers. sw USA.

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         Phlox kelseyi         ‘Lemhi Midnight’

 2” x 8”

A vigorous mat former with charming deep violet-blue flowers. ID. 

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Phlox kelseyi 'Lemhi Purple'

Phlox kelseyi  

‘Lemhi Purple’

2” x 8”

This popular little jewel has compact clumps of bristly leaves and wonderful violet-blue flowers with a yellow eye. Rocky Mts.

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Phlox multifida v. depressa

 

1” x 5”

Soft lavender blue flowers on spreading mats of stiff leaves. Rocky Mts.

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Phlox subulata ‘Betty’ Alpine Phlox, Moss Phlox

2” x 5”

Tiny light pink-white flowers over super tight mats of glossy, bright green, needle-like foliage. Choice! 

S-P-T

Currently unavailable

 

Phlox subulata ‘Herbert’

2” x 5”

Similar to the above but with a deeper pink flowers

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Phlox subulata 'Laura'

Phlox subulata ‘Laura’

4” x 12”

A charming mat-former with pretty soft baby-pink flowers in spring. Appealingly subtle color and a standout! 

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Phlox subulata ‘McDaniels Cushion’ Moss Phlox 

4” x 1’

Large deep vibrant rose pink flowers smother mats of rich dark green needle-like foliage in mid to late spring. Great for cascading over rocks or wall.

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$6.00

 

    Phlox subulata    ‘Ochsen Blut’

2” x 5”

Masses of deep carmine-red flowers on mounds of dark green foliage. A stunning hybrid from Germany. 

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$7.00

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Phlox subulata `Schneewittchen'

3" x 9"

A pretty miniature with large snow-white spring flowers over an attractive mat of dark green foliage. 

S-P

$7.00

 

Phygelius capensis (Scrophulariaceae)

Cape Fushia

1-2’ x 1’

Vivid peachy-pink, tubular flowers add a punch of color over a long flowering season, dangling from tall ruby stems over mounds of dark green shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Attractive to hummingbirds.  S. Africa.

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Physaria alpina

(Brassicaceae)

3” x 5”

Clusters of bright yellow cartwheel flowers in spring over rosettes of attractive thick gray-blue foliage. CO.

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Physaria bellii

Front Range Bladderpod

4” x 4”

Clusters of bright yellow crucifer flowers on rosettes of thick gray-green foliage. CO endemic

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Phyteuma scheuchzeri

(Campanulaceae)

Horned Rampion

12” x 9”

Tufts of narrow green leaves with tall stems bear bizarre, spikey, ball-shaped violet-blue flowers in mid to late summer.  

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Platycodon grandiflora ‘Early Sentimental’

(Campanulaceae)

 6” x 10”

Interesting balloon buds burst open in early summer to periwinkle-blue, bell-shaped blossoms on upright stems.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Platycodon grandiflorus  v. nana

 6” x 12”

The smallest balloon flower with huge violet-blue star-shaped flowers in summer. Japan, China.

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Podophyllum hexandrum v. serotinum

 (Podophyllaceae)

Himalayan Mayapple

15” x 12”

Clumps of handsomely marbled brownish-purple leaves and pale pink bowl-shaped flowers in spring followed by egg-shaped coral-red fruits. Himalayas, on open slopes.  

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Polemonium caeruleum

 (Polemoniaceae)

Jacob’s Ladder

1’ x 8”

Deep blue, cup-shaped blossoms in spring over lush fern-like foliage. Europe.

S-P

Currently unavailable

 

Polemonium confertum

(Polemoniaceae)

Rocky Mountain Jacob’s Ladder

 4” x 6”

Bouquets of periwinkle-blue flowers over tufts of slender deeply cut gray-green foliage. One of the best. Rocky Mts.

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Polemonium pulcherrimum  v. pulcherrimum

(Polemoniaceae)

6” x 4”

A nice dwarf alpine Jacob’s Ladder with congested tufts of small sticky pinnate leaves carrying multitudes of blue open flowers. One of the best. nw N. America. blue, w N.America

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Polemonium viscosum

Sky Pilot/Sticky Jacob’s Ladder

6” x 8”

A classic alpine with compact tufts of finely-cut whorled foliage and masses of large clear blue flowers throughout the summer. w N. America.

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Potentilla alchemilloides

 (Rosaceae)

1’ x 1’

Pretty white crinkled flowers, centered with many soft-pink stamens, are held over mounds of alchemilla-like leaves. Pyrenees.

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Potentilla aurea

Dwarf Yellow Cinquefoil

4” x 12”

Bright yellow buttercup flowers nestle amongst tufts of silky hairy dark green leaves in med-late summer. Europe.

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Potentilla cuneata

6” x 18”

A small spreading perennial with solitary bright yellow flowers over tufts of wedge-shaped leaflets in late summer. Tibet.

S-P

$8.00

 

Potentilla nevadensis Nevada Cinquefoil

4” x 8”

A very nice little perennial with soft yellow flowers on lax stems over tufts of velvety foliage. NV.

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Currently unavailable

 

Potentilla divina

 

3” x 8”

A very desirable species with cushions of densely tufted silvery-downy decorative foliage and rose-pink flowers. Limited supply. Endemic to Caucasus, Turkey.

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Potentilla hyparctica

Potentilla hyparctica ‘Nana’

 Dwarf Cinquefoil

3” x 12”

Beautiful tight silver-green wooly cushions and clusters of stemless bright yellow flowers in summer. Europe, Asia.    

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Currently unavailable

 

Potentilla pulvinaris

4” x 12”

Mats of silky-gray-hairy leaves that are sharply toothed at the tips and pretty bright yellow flowers. Turkey

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Potentilla rupestris ‘Nana’

 Rock Cinquefoil

 3” x 8”

An attractive dwarf form with loose clusters of white flowers with a distinctive yellow center over hairy pinnate foliage.  Europe.

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Primula algida

(Primulaceae)

5” x 4”

A darling ‘Bird’s Eye’ primrose with deep pink, yellow-eyed flowers over a rosette of finely toothed foliage. Caucasus, se Asia.

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

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Primula allionii

‘Airemist’

3” x 3”

Tight little domes are covered in spring with pretty pure white flowers. Easy to please. 

P-N-T

$7.00

 

Primula allionii

‘Allan Moonbeam’

3” x 5”

Large white frilly blooms with a band of violet-pink on the edges of the petals.

 P-N-T

 $7.00

 

Primula allionii

‘Broadwell Milkmaid’

3” x 3”

An impressive display of pretty milky-white overlapping blooms over tight little domes. One of the best!

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$7.00

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Primula allionii

‘Ethel Barker’

3” x 5”

A hybrid between P. allionii and P. hirsuta. Compact mounds of light green foliage and beautiful show stopping carmine-red flowers with a white eye.

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$7.00

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Primula allionii x Harlow Car ‘Pink Ice’

 2” x 4”

An outstanding hybrid that is smothered in lovely creamy white flowers with soft crystalline pink cast. 

P-T

$7.00

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Primula allionii

‘Lismore Jewel’

2” x 3”

Stunning rich red-violet blooms in late spring over compact rosettes of dark green leaves. A jaw dropper!   

P-N-T

 $7.00 

 

Primula allionii

‘Lismore Treasure’

1” x 2”

Compact rosettes with intense deep violet-purple flowers. Very choice.

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

 

Primula allionii

’Mars’

1” x 2”

Stemless rich reddish-violet flowers on compact rosettes.

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

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Primula allionii

‘Wharfedale Ling’

 2” x 3” (

A charming little primrose with tight rosettes  of dark green fleshy leaves covered in adorable creamy-white blooms edged in glowing violet in early summer. A must have

P-N-T

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Primula auricula

 6” x 8”

One of the easiest “fancy” primroses to grow in the rock garden, with pretty and sculptural pale green foliage rosettes and fragrant yellow flower cluster in spring. Europe.  

P-N-F-W

 $7.00

 

    Primula auricula       ‘Baby Bluebird’

4” x 6”

A lovely hybrid with deep purple, cream-centered flowers.  

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$7.00

 

Primula auricula v. bachinii

to 12” x 8”

A slightly taller form of the above. Very vigorous!  

P-N-F-W

Currently unavailable

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Primula auricula ‘Emily P’

4” x 3”

Lovely double flowers in pastel shades of cream, green, pink and yellow. A demure beauty. 

 P-N-A

$7.00

 

Primula auricula ‘Red’

6” x 6”

Clusters of dark violet-red blossoms with a white eye and a bright yellow throat over rosettes of pale gray green spoon-shaped leaves.

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Primula capitata v. mooreana

 6” x 3”

Attractive rosettes of finely toothed leaves dusted with farina underneath and flat-topped clusters of indigo violet flowers also frosted with milky white powder. Nepal.

P-T

Currently unavailable

Primula cortusiodes

Primula cortusoides

 8” x 6”

In May, dozens of deep pink flowers with notched petals are produced over rosettes of light green wrinkled leaves. Long blooming and naturalizes easily.  Siberia, China. 

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Currently unavailable

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Primula denticulata

Drumstick Primrose

6” x 4”

This endearing Himalayan primrose has round mauve-pink flower heads that resemble miniature flower bouquets.

N-P-W

Currently unavailable

 

Primula elatior

Oxslip

to 8” x 6”

Another easy-care and long-lived primrose, this one is a bit larger and ideal for dry shade, with long-lasting, fragrant soft yellow flower clusters in spring.

P-F

$6.00

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Primula farinosa ‘Alba’

4” x 6”

This well-loved Bird’s Eye Primrose produces white,  yellow-eyed flowers in early summer over rosettes of slightly toothed soft-green leaves heavily powdered with farina. n Asia, in moist meadows.    

N-W-A

Currently unavailable

 

Primula x forseri ‘Bileckii’

 (P. minima x P. hirsuta)

3” x 5”

A marvelous miniature hybrid with bright magenta flowers and distinctive saw toothed foliage.

 S-P-T

$7.00

 

Primula gaubeana

 to 12” x 6”

Sunshine yellow flowers grace tall stems in spring over  rosettes of soft green foliage. Iran.

N-P-W

Currently unavailable

 

Primula halleri

4” x 6”

A very pretty and rare species from the alpine meadows of the Alps. Heads of powdery cabbage-like resting buds lay in wait to become handsome rosettes of minutely-toothed light green leaves heavily dusted with farina and umbels of lilac, yellow-eyed flowers in spring. 

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Pri. hirsuta

Primula hirsuta (viscosa)

3” x 5”

Luscious richly saturated deep violet flowers with  a white eye are borne in spring above dark green sticky rosettes. A must have! Alps, Pyrenees, in gravely rock crevices. 

N-F-T-W-A

$7.00

 

Primula x juribella

A cross between P. minima x P. tryolensis

 3” x 3”

A cute little gem, with rose-pink flowers in spring over rosettes with pointy, serrated leaves. Europe.

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

 

Primula laurentiana

 Birdseye Primrose

 to 8” x 6

A petite primrose with large lilac,  yellow-eyed flowers over rosettes of leathery blue-green leaves. e Canada, Maine.

P-N

Currently unavailable

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Primula marginata ‘Gwenie’

3” x 3”

Lovely amethyst-blue flowers with small toothed leaves backed in golden farina. Divine!             

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Currently unavailable

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Primula marginata ‘Herb Dickson’

6” x 6”

A superb selection with gorgeous lilac-blue blooms produced in spring above neat rosettes of toothed, farina backed leaves. A personal favorite.

P-N-T

$7.00

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Primula marginata      ‘High Point’

2” x 4”

Beautiful heavily toothed foliage dusted with golden farina and rich royal-purple flowers. A gem.

P-N-T

$7.00

 

      Primula marginata           ‘Mt. Cheiron’

2” x 3”

A lovely treasure, with misty shades of pastel lavender-blue flowers over tufts of frosty green foliage. France.

P-N-T

 $7.00

 

Primula marginata     ‘Wharfedale Bluebell’

2” x 3”

A personal favorite for it’s unique color of muted, lavender-blue. I just love it!

P-N-T

$7.00

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Primula minima

 1” x 4”

One of the smallest alpine primula with adorable stemless pink flowers. Probably best grown in a trough. Italy.   

S-P-T

Currently unavailable

Primula modesta

Primula modesta

3” x 4”

Compact attractive tufts of glabrous lance-shaped leaves dusted with yellow farina beneath display clusters of pretty rose-purple flowers on short stems in spring. Japan, high mountains.     

 N-P-T

Currently unavailable

 

Primula pedemontana

 European Alpine Primrose

5” x 4”

Pretty flowers vary from purplish-pink to white in early summer over handsome rosettes of glossy round leaves edged in russet hairs. Alps, Pyrenees.

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             Primula x                              pubescens                            ‘Freedom’                  (P. auricula x P. hirsuta)

2” x 3”

A lovely plant with velvety purple flowers over  compact rosettes of lightly toothed foliage. Hardy and vigorous. 

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$7.00

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Primula rusbyi

6” x 6”

Pretty umbels of bright rose flowers in spring over rosettes of narrow leathery dark green leaves. Tolerates cool dry conditions. sw USA

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Primula saxitilis

Primula saxatilis

Siberian Primrose

 

3” x 5”

Winsome rose-lilac flowers are produced in spring from rosettes of softly hairy, ruffled leaves. Siberia, in rock crevices.

P-W

Currently unavailable

 

Primula specuicola

Cavedwelling Primrose

 4” x 5”

Clustered flowers in delicate shades of lavender-pink with a yellow eye. Endemic of the Colorado River canyons in UT, AZ.  

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

 

Primula suffrutescens

Sierra Primrose

 3” x 8”

Enchanting magenta flowers with a yellow eye  over mounds of narrow, spoon-shaped evergreen foliage in spring. Prefers a gravely, semi-dry to moist soil. sw USA.

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Primula yuparensis

 2” x 5”

A cute little alpine primrose with abundant rose-purple, white-eyed flowers over leafy rosettes covered in white farinose. Mt. Yubari, Japan, in rock crevices. 

P-N-T

Currently unavailable

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Pterocephalus depressus

(Dipsacaceae)

2” x 12”

Mats of attractive gray-green crinkled leaves and pink scabiosa-like flowers followed by silvery-pink seed heads. Morocco.

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 $6.00

 

Pterocephalus perennis

3” x 12”

Large, lavender-pink, pincushion flowers are held above evergreen mats of gray-green foliage in summer. Likes it hot and dry. Greece.  

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Pterocephalus pinardii

2” x 12”

Mats of attractive evergreen crinkled leaves and mauve pink scabiosa-like flowers followed by fawn-brown seed heads. Turkey.

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Pulsatilla alpina       ‘Sulphurea’

Alpine Pasqueflower

6” x 8”

Sulphur-yellow flowers above mounds of deeply divided, hairy foliage. Europe.

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$7.00

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Pulsatilla aurea

 (Ranunculaceae)

Yellow Pasqueflower

 

8” X 6”

Ferny leaves and nodding soft yellow bells make the little early spring bloomer and irresistible charmer, good bee plant. Caucasus, in alpine meadows.  

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$7.00

 

Pulsatilla bungeana v. tenuiloba

4” x 4”

Tufts of deeply cut foliage and open rose-purple flowers. Changai, Mongolia

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Currently unavailable

 

Pulsatilla campanella

to 8” x 6”

Lovely, nodding, fluted, blue bells from Asia are quite unique from the typical pulsatilla.           

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$7.00

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Pulsatilla halleri v. taurica

8” x 6”

Adorable bright violet goblets are heavily swaddled in furry white hairs, as is the whole plant.

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Pulsatilla georgica

8” x 6”

A stunning early buttercup with beautiful plum colored flowers back with velvety white hairs.

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Pulsatilla patens

Pulsatilla patens

Prairie Crocus

 8” x 6”

A pretty and demure native species with large ice-blue-lavender crocus-like flowers with a boss of yellow stamens that bloom in early spring over furry tufts of silky-haired leaves. Distinctive and truly lovely. w N. America.

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$7.00

Pulsatilla regaliana

Pulsatilla regeliana

8” x 10”

Grape-purple blossoms over rosettes of finely divided foliage in spring. Siberia.

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Pulsatilla vernalis

Spring Pasqueflower

4” x 8”

A gracious low-growing species  welcoming spring with silky bells of white suffused with blue swaddled in soft bronze hairs. Europe, in alpine grassland and stony slopes.  

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Currently unavailable

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris

8” x 10”

Pastel and fringed selections with sumptuous petals in shades of pink and lavender, some semi-double, some fringed, over mounds of silky, ferny foliage in spring.

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$6.00

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Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Elegans’

 8” x 10”

Satin goblets of burgundy-red emerge as nodding furry buds often seen peeking through drifts of snow in early spring above finely divided foliage. Europe.

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$6.00

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Grandis’

Greater Pasque Flower 

6” x 6”

Silky stems covered in velvety hairs carry intensely blue-violet flowers in early spring. Europe.

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Currently unavailable

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Hybrid’

8” x 6”

Mixed pastel shades of pink and lavender, some fringed, above tufts of softly hairy foliage.

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$6.00

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Perlen Glocke’

Pearl Bells

6” x 6”

This cutie comes in so many pretty shades of pink that we grab the ones we love as soon as they  bloom! You can’t lose if you buy more than one!              

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$6.00

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’

12” x 16”

Semi-pendent bright rose-red open bells in early spring over tufts of finely cut fern-like foliage. 

S-P

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Pyrrocoma uniflora

 (Asteraceae)

Plantain Goldenweed

2” x 4”

Compact tufts of narrow leathery leaves bearing large yellow daisies on short red stems. w N. America.

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