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2007 ARHS Members and Public Plant Sale

2007 May Plant Sale

Le Marchant-St. Thomas School Gymnasium
6141 Watt Street, Halifax, N.S
Saturday 12 May 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m
We will have a wonderful selection of plant material. The nursery stock will be as tempting as always and we will have a large selection of plants donated by our membership at bargain prices. Cheerful, knowledgeable volunteers will be there to help you make selections and assist with carrying out your purchases.

Plan to arrive early and be prepared to stand in line. While you are waiting we will provide an updated handout with descriptions of the nursery stock that will be for sale. For more information contact Duff or Donna Evers at (902) 835-2586 or

The following is a list of plants (with descriptions) expected to be available. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.


Lepidote Rhododendrons

R. ‘Angel Powder’ (carolinianum ‘Epoch’ x white mucronulatum) Large trusses of wavy-edged, dainty white flowers very subtly flushed pink. Mid-season. Upright-growing, dense habit to 5′(1.5m) high. Vigorous & floriferous. One of the best Delp lepidote hybrids. Hardy to at least -20°F(-29°C). (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Blue Baron’ – (‘Starry Night’ x self)? An early-blooming Mezitt hybrid with near blue flowers similar to ‘Starry Night’ (‘Gletschernacht’) but hardier. Elongated, dark glossy green foliage turns bronze in winter. Compact, mounded-spreading habit growing 3-4′(.9-1.2m) high and wide. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Bluenose’ – (‘Russautinii’ x dauricum Sempervirens Group) 2″(5cm) funnel-shaped, clear blue flowers in lax trusses of 3-5. Upright, open habit to 7.5′(2.3m) high and wide in 15 years. Olive green foliage. Plant hardy to -25ºF(-31ºC), buds to -17°F(-27°C). A Brueckner hybrid bred in New Brunswick. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Delp’s Showoff’ – [‘Epoch’ x (‘Achiever’ x pemakoense Patulum Group)] Pale mauve-pink buds open to the palest of lilac-purple flowers. To 4′(1.2m) high x 3′(.9m) high in 5 years. Zone 6, maybe lower. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Ginny Gee’ – (keiskei ‘Yaku Fairy’ x racemosum Forrest #19404) Bright pink buds open to blush pink then fade to white tinged pink on this Berg hybrid. Multiple trusses of 4-5 flowers create a sheet of bloom. Early. Dense, dark green foliage. To 1′(.3m) high x 1.5′(.45m) wide. Perhaps one of the best dwarf hybrids. Zone 6. An ARHS “Top Ten” lepidote. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Isola Bella’ – (fletcherianum x dauricum ‘Album’) A Brueckner hybrid, once known as as “Mabel R.” Beautiful dark green distinct foliage with excellent winter leaf retention. Peach buds open pastel pink and fade to white. Smashing, floriferous and very early. To 5′(1.5m) high x 4′(1.2m) wide with a dense, upright-spreading habit. Bud hardy to -5ºF(-20ºC) – plant much hardier. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. keiskei ‘Fairy’s Fairy’ – (R. keiskei ‘Yaku Fairy’ x keiskei “Hardier Form”) Pale yellow flowers cover this species in early spring. This is a dwarf Brueckner selection of his cross with a dense spreading habit. Flowers are darker yellow than it’s mother. Dark green foliage. To 1′(.3m) high. Hardier than ‘Yaku Fairy’. Zone 5b. (Year Olds. – $10.00)


R. ‘Kickoff’ – (carolinianum ‘Achiever’ x mucronulatum) Pink flowers with a hint of mauve and a paler center grace this Delp hybrid. Early blooming. To 4′(1.2m) high x 3′(.9m) high in 5 years. Zone 5. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Manitau’ – A ‘Conestoga’ (carolinianum x racemosum) hybrid. Golden orange buds open to clear, light pink & fade to creamy white. This one covers itself in bloom every year. Early. Bronzy foliage in winter. A semi-dwarf with a dense, compact habit. To 18″(.45m) high. Zone 5. An ARHS “Top Ten” lepidote. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Mary Fleming’  [(racemosum x keiskei) x keiskei] A Nearing hybrid with creamy-yellow flowers flushed with salmon-pink. Foliage emerges bronze, ages dark green and turns bronze again in winter. Compact habit to 2′(.6m) high x 3′(.9m) wide in 10 years. An ARS “Award of Excellence” winner. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Midnight Ruby’ – (‘Olga Mezitt’ x deep purple ‘PJM’ Group seedling) A Mezitt hybrid with dark reddish-purple wavy-edged flowers. Early and floriferous. ‘PJM’-like foliage turns striking mahogany-black in fall. Upright-spreading habit to 3′(.9m) high and wide in 10 years. Zone 5. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Patty Bee’ – (keiskei ‘Yaku Fairy’ x fletcherianum) A very floriferous clear yellow early flowering Berg hybrid. Dense foliage turns maroon-red in winter. Very dwarf – to 8″(.2m) high x 12″(.3m) wide in 6 years. Zone 6. An ARS Superior Plant award winner. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Wren’ – (ludlowii x keiskei ‘Yaku Fairy’) Clear yellow flowers stand up like pansies above a creeping mat of shiny, dark green foliage. Floriferous. Foliage turns bronzy-red in winter. At its best planted on a bank or in a raised bed and ideal for the rock garden or small spaces. A beautiful Cox hybrid. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)


Elepidote Rhododendrons


Rhododendron (‘Boule de Neige’ x williamsianum) – A distinctive Steele hybrid with dark green oval leaves with a distint downword crook. Loose trusses of pale pink flowers. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. (brachycarpum Tigerstedtii Group x ‘Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky’) – A sister seedling of John T. Meagher with a darker more prominent blotch and more upright trusses. A few only. (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Calsap’ – (‘Catalgla’ x ‘Sappho’) Lavender buds open into large conical trusses of snowy white flowers with a large dramatic burgundy blotch. Dense emerald green foliage. Vigorous. Broad, upright habit to 5′(1.5m) high in 10 years. Zone 5. An ARHS “Top Ten” elepidote and a real showstopper. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Capistrano’ – A complex Leach hybrid reported to be his best yellow. Its clear, pale yellow flowers are born on a compact well-branched plant with excellent dark green foliage. To 5′(1.5m) high and wide. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Fantastica’ – (‘Mars’ x yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’) Large trusses of bicoloured flowers with bright red margins and pastel pink centres grace this very showy Hachmann hybrid. Vigorous and floriferous. Long, narrow indumented leaves. Compact, low mounding habit to 3′(.9m) high. Zone 5b. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. fortunei – A tall growing species with an upright-open habit. Lush dark green foliage is accentuated by purple-red petioles. Its large, very fragrant flowers, usually pale pink, are held in lax trusses. Spectactular in full bloom. Milder parts of Zone 6b only. A few only. (2 gal. – $35.00)


R. ‘Francesca’ – (‘Britannia’ x ‘Dexter #202’) Tough, red and big! Large black-red flowers in large trusses. Very vigorous with an upright-open habit suited to the rear of a planting. Definitely not for the small garden or a foundation planting. Grows to 10′(3.0m) or more high. Best in half sun as flowers may scorch in full sun. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Hellikki’ – (open pollinated seedling of a R. smirnowii hybrid) Dark red-violet flowers on a plant to 5′(1.5m) high with a dense rounded habit. New leaves are indumented turning green with age. An extremely hardy hybrid from Finland. Hardy to -34°C (-29°F). (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Henry’s Red’ – A very hardy Mezitt hybrid with dark blood-red flowers held in tight trusses against dark green foliage. Free-flowering. Broad, irregular open habit to 5′(1.5m) high and wide in 10 years. Zone 5. Always in demand. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Humboldt’ – An old catawbiense hybrid with ball-shaped trusses of pale purple flowers with a large dark purple blotch. Showy. Upright well-branched mounded habit with dark green foliage. To 4′(1.2m) high x 3′(.9m) wide in 10 years. Zone 5b. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘John T. Meagher’ – (brachycarpum Tigerstedtii Group x ‘Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky’) Large trusses of white flowers with a dark brown blotch sit on top of lush shiny dark green foliage. Dense habit to 5′(1.5m) high x 8′(2.4m) wide in 10 years. Grown by the late John Meagher from a cross by Dave Hinton. Buds are hardy to -10ºF(-23ºC), possibly colder if brief. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Mary Grystar’ – [(‘Mars’ x ‘America’)#9 x (‘Mars’ x ‘America’)#12] A Delp hybird with medium to pale violet-purple flowers. Grows to 3′(.9m) high and wide in 10 years. Zone 6, possibly colder. (2 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Minas Grand Pré’ (catawbiense ‘Compactum’ x williamsianum) A profusion of pink bell-shaped flowers in loose trusses grace this Kentville Research Station hybrid. Small oval leaves emerge with a bronze tone and age to dark green. In full sun it forms a perfect dense, compact, mounded dome and grows to 3′(.9m) tall in 10 years. Zone 5b. (Year Olds – $10.00)


R. ‘Oh My’ – (smirnowii x yakushimanum) A Delp “Smiryak” with pale pink flowers fading to white. Dense upright habit with indumented “yak”-like foliage. To 6′(1.8m) high in 20 years. An excellent plant for flower and foliage and tough. Zone 5b. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Percy Wiseman’ – Multi-coloured, funnel-shaped flowers – peach-pink and cream, fading to creamy-white with a yellow throat – in rounded trusses. Very floriferous. Lush glossy dark green foliage. Low, dense, mounded habit. To 3′(.9m) high x 4′(1.2m) wide in 10 years. Hardy to -15°F(-26°C). Parentage likely not as usually published. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Pohjohla’s Daughter’ – (smirnowii x catalgla) Large flowers open lavender-pink with a paler centre quickly ageing to almost pure white with a yellow-green flare. Very striking. Low compact mounding habit to 3.5′(1.05m) high and spreading wider. Hardy to -29ºF(-34ºC). An extremely hardy Finnish hybrid. A few only. (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. ‘Prizewinner’ – (maximum x ‘Brookville’ x ‘Mary Garrison’) Large wavy-edged flowers are pink in bud opening to pale yellow edged pink. To 5′(1.5m) high and wide in 20 years. A Delp hybrid. Zone 6, probably colder. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Purple Passion’ – A very hardy catawbiense hybrid with large trusses of dark violet-purple flowers with a white throat. To 6′(1.8m) high x 4′(1.2m) wide in 10 years with a compact dense rounded habit. Hardy to -29ºF (-34ºC). (1 gal. – $20.00)


R. “Regatta Point Grex” – (yakushimanum hybrid) Propagated from a series of plants grown from a seed lot by the late John Meagher and planted in the bed at Regatta Point. Flowers are lavender-pink with paler centres giving a bicolor effect. Dome-shaped trusses. Very dense, compact habit. Zone 6, probably colder. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Sue Gunn’ – [(‘Nova Zembla’ x yakushimanum) x (“Catalgla” x ‘Elizabeth’)] A Don Craig hybrid named after his daughter. Flowers are vivid bright pink in dome-shaped trusses. Compact rounded habit to 4′(1.2m) high x 3′(.9m) wide in 10 years. Zone 5b. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Sumatra’ – (‘America’ x ‘Gertrude Schale’) A hardy cardinal red Leach hybrid with a dense, spreading, dome-shaped habit to 3′(.9m) high x 5′(1.5m) wide in 15 years. Zone 6. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Rhododendron thayerianum  A striking foliage plant and very unique! This species has very stiff narrow pointed foliage, dark green in colour with thin buff indumentum, and v-shaped in profile with recurved margins. The very dense foliage clothes a plant with a dense stout branching habit. Flowers are white flushed with pink and are held in lax trusses. Upright-spreading, mounded habit to 6′(1.5m) high. Zone 6b. A few only. (2 gallon – $35.00)


R. ‘Todmorden’ – [(‘Pygmalion’ x haematodes x ‘Wellfleet’) sibbed or selfed] A beautiful early-flowering Dexter hybrid with ball-shaped trusses. Flowers are large and bicoloured. Edges are bright pink shading to white in the centre. Beautiful dark green foliage on a vigorous upright-rounded plant to 5′(1.5m) high x 4′(1.2m) wide in 10 years. Zone 6b. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. ‘Virginia Delp’ – (‘Kristen’ x ‘Calsap’) Large tall tusses of very large, pale lavender-pink flowers with a yellow blotch. Impressive very large flower buds. To 4′(1.2m) high in 10 years. An Al Smith hybrid hardy to -20ºF(-29ºC). (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. yakushimanum ‘Ken Janeck’ – A superb species for our climate. Long narrow leaves have a tan-white indumentum. New growth is covered in silver tomentum. Dense foliage covers a plant which is symmetrical and broadly mounded in shape. Slow growing and foriferous. Rosy-pink buds open to form large appleblossom pink flowers which fade to white. Similar to ‘Mist Maiden’ but more upright in habit growing 4-5′(1.2 – 1.5m) high and 11′(3.5m) wide. Best in a half day of sun. Zone 5. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Evergreen Azaleas

A. ‘Bixby’ – (poukhanense hybrid) Large, vibrant dark red flowers. Very floriferous. Compact, dense spreading habit to 2′(.6m) high x 3-4′(.9-1.2m) wide. Deep green foliage turns mahogany red in fall. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). A Mezitt hybrid. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Blue Danube’ – (kaempferi hybrid) An unusual colour in evergreen azaleas – not blue but a deep reddish-purple (more purple than red). The large flowers are born on a upright-spreading plant growing to 3′(.9m) high x 5′(1.5m) wide. Zone 6. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Corsage’ – Large, pale lavender pink flowers with a dark blotch. Fragrant and late-blooming. Vigorous dense habit to 4′(1.2m) high and wide in 10 years, spreading wider with age. Zone 6, possibly colder. A Gable hybrid. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Joseph Gable’ [(‘Rose Greeley’ x ‘Nadine’) x ‘Nadine’] Large white hose-in-hose flowers with red spotting. Rounded habit to 6′(1.8m) tall or more. A very hardy Pride hybrid. Zone 5. (2 gal. – $25.00


R. kiusianum – Perhaps the best suited evergreen azalea species for our coastal climate provided it is given good drainage and plenty of sun. Densely branched and twiggy, they have a spreading, somewhat tiered habit and remain relatively low. Very floriferous. Excellent fall colour. Zone 6 but worth trying in Zone 5. An ARHS “Top Ten” evergreen azalea. The following selections are available this year:


R. kiusianum ‘Betty Muir’ – A vibrant pink variety with very dark foliage. Considered by some to be the best selection. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. kiusianum ‘Mangetsu’  A delightful selection of the species with bi-coloured flowers of very pale pink edged with lavender pink. Delicate tiered habit. (2 gal. – $25.00)


R. poukhanense ‘Rosea’ – A tough species which seems to tolerate both wind and salt spray. Soft clear pink flowers are born in profusion. Dense mounded-spreading habit to 3′(.9m) high and wider. Zone 5b. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Scotian Mirage’– {(‘Lady Louise’) x [(‘Lady Louise’ x (nakaharai Orange Form X kiusianum ‘Mt Fuji’)#1-1)] Large flowers of the very palest white-lavender. Dense horizontal spreading habit to 16″(.4m) high x 32″(.8m) wide in 12 years. A late July blooming Weagle hybrid. Zone 6. A few only. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Scotian Picotee’ – {(‘Lady Louise’) x [(‘Lady Louise’ x (nakaharai Orange Form X kiusianum ‘Mt Fuji’)#1-1)] Dense horizontal spreading habit to 16″(.4m) high x 32″(.8m) wide in 12 years. White with strong pink tips. A July blooming Weagle hybrid. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Scotian Reef’ – {‘Lady Louise’ x [‘Lady Louise’ x (nakaharai Orange Form X kiusianum ‘Mt Fuji’)#1-1]} Flowers vary from medium coral pink to white. Dense horizontal spreading habit to 16″(.4m) high x 32″(.8m) wide in 12 years. A July blooming Weagle hybrid. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)


Azalea ‘Wombat’ – (nakaharai ‘Mariko’ x ‘Gaiety’) An excellent late Cox hybrid which produces a carpet of bright pink flowers with a slight blotch. Dense, very low spreading habit growing only 6″(.15m) high. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $25.00)



Azalea ‘Arneson Little Gem’ – Large soft yellow-orange flowers with reddish-orange edges open from red buds. Very showy. Disease resistant. Dwarfish compact habit growing to only 18″(.45m) high x 24″(.6m) wide in 15 years. Hardy to at least -20ºF(-29ºC). (1 gal. – $20.00)


Azalea ‘Arneson Ruby’ – Large ruby red flowers with ruffled edges in large ball-shaped trusses. Said to be fragrant. Very floriferous. Vigorous upright habit to 5′(1.5m) high x 3′(.9m) wide in 10 years. Hardy to Zone 6, possibly colder. (2 gal. – $30.00)


Other Ericaceous Plants

Calluna vulgaris ‘Dainty Bess’ – (Dainty Bess Heather) A compact spreading heather with grey-green foliage and delicate mauve flowers in late summer. Grows only 4″(10cm) high and slowly spreading. Great for the rock garden or even a trough. Zone 5. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Calluna vulgaris ‘Darkness’ – (Darkness Heather) A showy cultivar with long dense upright spikes of dark red-purple flowers. Dark green foliage. A vigourous dense upright-spreading grower to 12″(.3m) high. Zone 5. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Calluna vulgaris ‘White Lawn’ – (White Lawn Heather) A beautiful and always admired cultivar with lush green foliage and a dense prostrate habit. Long panicles of white flowers are born in late summer turning the “lawn” white. Growns only 2-4″(5-10cm) high and slowly spreading. Zone 5. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Empetrum nigrum – (Black Crowberry) A native plant resembling Erica carnea in foliage but coarser. Forms a matt of dark green foliage with reddish stems. Turns reddish-maroon in winter. Its inconspicuouis pink flowers develop into large shiny black fruit. Salt tolerant and very hardy. Great for rock garden or seaside garden. Zone 3. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Erica carnea ‘Foxhollow Fairy’ – (Foxhollow Fairy Heath) – A low growing late-winter to early-spring blooming heath. Flowers open near white with a pink calyx giving a bicolour effect and age to pink. Grows to 6″(15cm) high and spreading. Zone 5. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Kalmia latifolia ‘Minuet’ – (Minuet Dwarf Mountain Laurel) A miniature cultivar, with light pink buds opening to light pink flowers with a bright cinnamon red band. Glossy, dark green evergreen foliage is disease resistant. Dense habit to 2.5′(.8m) high & wide in 10 years. Best in full sun but needs excellent drainage and protection from winter wind. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $20.00)


Kalmia latifolia ‘Raspberry Glow’ – (Raspberry Glow Mountain Laurel) Burgundy red buds open strong pink and fade to medium pink. Very showy. Dark green evergreen foliage is disease resistant. Upright habit to 4′(1.2m) high x 3.5′(1.0m) wide in 10 years. Best in full sun but needs excellent drainage and protection from winter wind. Zone 5. A few only. (1 gal. – $20.00)


Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Nana’ – A stoloniferous evergreen shrub with panicles of white pieris-like flowers suspended from its arching stems. Its pointed dark green foliage is thick, leathery and born alternately up the stems. Can develop red winter colouring given some sun.Makes a great groundcover for shade to part shade in moist well-drained soil. This selection grows only 2′(.6m) high and can spread up to 6′(1.8m). Zone 6, possibly colder. (1 gal. – $15.00)


X Phylliopsis ‘Coppelia’– A bigeneric hybrid (Kalmiopsis leachiana x Phyllodoce empetriformis) developed by Barry Starling. Cluster of many long-petioled, small lavender-pink bell-shaped flowers in spring against evergreen small linear foliage. Free-flowering and a repeat bloomer. Similar to ‘Sugarplum’ but less compact growing. To 18″(.45m) high x 24″(.6m) wide. Can be cut back like heather. Requires excellent drainage & full sun. Dislikes drought & high temperatures. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)


X Phylliopsis ‘Sugarplum’ – Another Starling bigeneric hybrid (Kalmiopsis leachiana x Phyllodoce caerulea). Sugary plum-pink, globe-shaped flowers are born against evergreen small linear foliage in spring & sometimes again in fall. Mounding habit eventually growing 1-2′(.3-.6m) high & 2′(.6m) wide. Requires excellent drainage & full sun. Dislikes drought & high temperatures. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)


Pieris japonica ‘Compacta’ – An evergreen shrub allied to rhododendrons with panicles of white, lily-of-the-valley-like flowers in early spring. Ornamental panicles of red overwintering buds and beautiful bronze new foliage as well. ‘Compacta’ has smaller leaves and forms a compact dense mound growing 4-5′(1.2-1.5m) tall. Zone 6. (4″pots – $12.00)




Abies koreana ‘Aurea’ – (Golden Korean Fir) This slow-growing Korean Fir is remarkable for it’s bright golden-yellow coloration. Its very decorative blue-purple cones – held upright like candles – are especially showy against the yellow foliage! Starts out with a low mounded habit but eventually will form a broad irregular upright dense pyramidal habit to 6′(1.8m) high in 10 plus years. Zone 5. A few only. (2 gal. – $35.00)


Sciadopitys verticillata – (Japanese Umbrella Pine) A slow growing conifer with a perfect dense pyramidal shape and beautiful, thick, long, shiny, dark green needles. Can be treated as a dwarf conifer for many years but eventually can grow into a 30′(9.1m) tall tree. Attractive exfoliating bark. Zone 5. Very choice but be warned the plants will not be large. Rarely available. A few only. (2 gal. – $60.00)


Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Nana’ (Staghorn Cedar) This conifer resembles a cedar but has broader, flatter, fan-like foliage – glossy green on the top and marked with white on the reverse. Bronzey winter colour. It has thin red bark which exfoliates in papery layers. This is a low-growing selection forming a broad dense mound to 2′(.6m) high x 5′(1.5m) wide in 10 years. Foliage is also reduced in size. Thujopsis dolobrata has garnered the nickname “battleaxe cedar” here. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $20.00)




Magnolia ex ‘Big Dude’ – Seedlings of a Savage hybrid of (soulangiana ‘Picture’ x sprengeri ‘Diva’). The parent has huge saucer-type fragrant pale reddish-purple flowers. As this are seedlings flower colour and size will vary. Zone 6. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Magnolia x loebneri ex ‘Encore’ – These star-type magnolias are seedling of ‘Encore’ – a smaller compact growing cultivar with profuse bud set which open in succession giving a long bloom period. ‘Encore is white with a touch of pink at the base. As these are seedlings, flowers and habit will vary. Hardy to -20°F(-29°C). (6″ pots – $12.00)


Magnolia sieboldii ex Korean Seedling – These are seedlings of a plant grown from seed collected wild in Korea. The flowers are larger and more outward facing than most in cultivation. The pure white flowers have a pink to burgundy stamens and open from mid-June to late July against fresh green foliage. This species has an added bonus of bright pink seed pods in fall from which dangle bright orange seeds. A vigorous small, bushy tree, 10-12′(3-4m) tall. Part shade. Zone 5b. (3.5″ pots – $5.00)


Magnolia ‘Yellowbird’ – (acuminata x x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’) Wide, upright-pyramidal, single or multi-trunked tree to 40′(12.0m) high. Tulip-shaped, 3.5″, pale yellow flowers tinged green at the base. Flowers are held upright on the branches. A hybrid from the Brookyln Botanic Gardens. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $25.00)


Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ – (acuminata v. subcordata x soulangeana ‘Alexandrina’) An excellent pale yellow Savage hybrid with large tulip-shaped flowers which hold their shape and are long-lasting. Spring-blooming before the leaves emerge. It is single-trunked tree with a narrow upright habit. Vigorous. To 25′(7.6m) tall. Zone 6. (2 gal. – $45.00)




Daphne x transatlantica ‘Summer Ice’ – (caucasica x collina) Clusters of fragrant white flowers flushed pink are born at the branch tips from spring through early fall. Deciduous foliage if grey-green with fine cream margins. Compoat rounded habit growing to 3′(.9m) high x 5′(1.5m) wide in 10 years. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Prefers an alkaline soil and will enjoy a yearly light application of lime or bonemeal. Zone 6. (4″ pots – $15.00)


Daphne x transatlantica Eternal Fragrance’ – (caucasica x collina) Similar to ‘Summer Ice’ but without the variegation and denser flower clusters. May be more compact growing. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Prefers an alkaline soil and will enjoy a yearly light application of lime or bonemeal. Zone 6. (4″ pots – $15.00)


Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Roseum‘ – A close relative of the climbing hydrangea, this deciduous woody vine can be grown up tree trunks, on strong trellis, a left to scramble on banks or retaining walls. Foliage is a lush dark green. Fluffy “lacecap” type heads of fluffy pinkish-white flowers surrounded by large single-petalled sterile pale pink flowers. For sun to part-shade. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $20.00)


Grasses & Bamboo

Fargesia murielae – (Fountain Bamboo) A beautiful, alpine bamboo well suited to our cool summer climate. It is a non-invasive clump former. Grows to 12′ (3.6m) high in time with slender arching canes. Depending on the severity of winter, it can remain evergreen through the winter. Older canes should be pruned out periodically (they make great stakes.) Best in light shade, in moist well-drained soil and protected from winter winds. Zone 5. (6″ pots – $20.00/4″ pots – $15.00)


Miscanthus sinensis – (Maiden Grass) A striking and elegant grass with arching foliage and dramatic plumes of flowers. It is a warm season grass and will take several years to become established here. Clump-forming, not a spreader. Fall-blooming – in our climate they will only flower when summers have been sufficiently warm. Plant in full sun in a warm spot with well-drained moist soil. Best planted in early summer when the soil has warmed up. Cut back to 6″ (15cm) before new growth starts in spring. Zone 6. Two cultivars are offered:

‘Malepartus’ – A selection with broad 5/8″(15mm) wide silver-veined green leaves and an upright arching habit. Large red-maroon flowers emerge on burgundy stems and age white and fluffy. Foliage turns bronze to orange in fall. Grows to 7′ (2.1m) tall in flower. A dramatic accent plant for the border! One of the best cultivars for our climate. (1 gal. – $12.00)

‘Sarabande’ – A fine-textured cultivar with ¼”(6mm) wide green leaves edged with silvery-white. Flowers are reddish-brown and tassle-like aging to silvery-white. Upright in habit. Grow 5-7′(1.5-2.1m) high in flower. (1 gal. – $12.00)



Allium thunbergii – A plant for the rock garden that blooms from September until a hard frost! Heads of reddish-purple flowers are born extremely late in the season above fine-textured grassy clumps are dark green foliage. To 12″(.3m) high. Zone 5. Choice. (3.5″ pots – $4.00)


Allium ursinum (Wood Garlic, Bear Garlic) – A woodland allium sutiable for naturalizing. Its heads of large pure white starry flowers are held above broad dark green foliage ressembling that of the lily-of-the-valley. To 8″(20cm) high. Late spring blooming. Tolerant of dense shade. Edible. Zone 4. (3.5″ pots – $4.00)


Aruncus aethusifolius – (Dwarf Goatsbeard) A delicate but tough perennial for sun to part-shade. It forms a dense mound of finely cut, lacy, astilbe-like foliage. It’s creamy-white flowers are carried in dense panicles above the foliage in early summer. To 16″ (40cm) high. Zone 5. (2.5″ pots – $3.00)


Coreopsis ‘Autumn Blush’ – A stunning new coreopsis with pale yellow to pale peachy-yellow petals with strong red centres. In the colder weather the petals take on a rosy-red flush. Blooms from late spring through fall! Very floriferous. Cut back after blooms fade to encurage reblooming. For full sun in well-drained soil. Grows to 2′(.6m) tall. Zone 6, posibly colder. (1 gal. – $10.00)


Corydalis curviflora var. rosthornii ‘Blue Heron’ – This new corydalis introduced by Dan Hinkley claims to be the largest, most fragrant and bluest! It’s grey green foliage contrasts nicely with its red stems. Given adequate moisture it can bloom throughout the summer. Plant in rich moist well-drained soil in part shade. Grows to 9″(22cm) tall. Zone 6b, possibly colder. (1 gal. – $10.00)


Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Reiter’ – A compact selection with dark chocolate-purple foliage and lavender-blue flowers. Grows 6-9″(15-23cm) high. Grow in full sun to light shade for best foliage effect. Cut back after flowering for repeat bloom. Reddish fall colour. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $12.00)


Helleborus x hybridus (x orientalis) (Lenten Rose) – An elegant and aristocratic plant unrivalled by any other early spring blooming perennial. H. x hybridus generally refers to acaulescent hybrids of garden origin. (H. x orientalis, properly used, only applies to those occuring in nature.) Blooming commences very early in spring, shortly after the ground thaws, and last for a very long period. Plant height in flower usually ranges from 12 – 18″. Colour can range from white to almost black, yellow, pink, dark red-purple etc, often with spotting and sometimes picoteed. Foliage is usually evergreen but can and should be cut back in early spring if damaged. Zone 4. (2.5″ pots – $3.00)


Hosta ‘Abiqua Recluse’ – A large growing cultivar forming a rigid vase-shaped clump (to 2′(.6m) high. Its long petioled heart shaped leaves are thick, deeply veined and lightly puckered. In sun it takes on a beautiful chartreuse yellow colour and tolerates full sun and some drought with no burn. Pale lavender flowers. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Blue Arrow’ – A cultivar with thick glaucous blue-gray narrow lance-shaped foliage with lightly undulating margins. Forms a squat dense mound to 18″(.45m) high and 24″(.6m) wide. Attractive pure white flowers. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Bright Lights’ – Thick heart-shaped puckered leaves are bright golden-yellow with irregular dark blue-green margins. White flowers on short stalks. Mounded habit to 16″(.4m) high. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Gloriosa’ – A striking and elegant medium green variety with thin uniform white margins on its broad heart-shaped leaves. Lavender flowers. Grows to 18″(.4m) high with a horizontal-mounded habit. For shade to part-shade only as the delicate white margin will scorch in the sun. (4″ pots – $8.00)


Hosta ‘Golden Scepter’ – An unusual cultivar forming a small clump of solid bright golden-yellow leaves with are rounded-heart-shaped and held on long petioles. The combination of leaf size, colour and texture gives a lighter effect than most. Pale lavender flowers. Mounded habit to 12″(.3m) high. A sport of H. ‘Golden Tiara’. (4″ pots – $8.00)


Hosta gracillima – A charming dwarf species with narrow lance-shaped foliage less than an inch (2.5cm) wide. Forms a dense almost spikey mound to 6″(.15m) high with a multitude of short flower scapes bearing lavender flowers. (4″ pots – $8.00)


Hosta ‘Invincible’ – Thick and glossy dark green leaves – narrowly heart-shaped with slender tip. Fragrant, very pale-lavender (almost white) flowers. Mounding habit to 12″(.3m) high. Takes full sun well. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘June’ – A stunning hosta with glaucous leaves edged blue green shading to golden yellow in the centre. This cultivar is a sport of H. ‘Halycon’ and deserves a spot near the top of the “top ten” list. Pale lavender flowers. Mounding habit to 16″(.4m) high. Needs some sun or bright shade for best colour. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Pineapple Poll’ – An elegant vase-shaped hosta with long petioled arching narrow lance-shaped. The leaves – to 4″(10cm) x 10″ (25cm) – are dark green with lightly undulating margins. Pale lavender flowers. To 20″(.5m) tall and vigorous. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Regal Splendor’ – As the name suggest this hosta with its large imposing vase-shaped stature is regal. Its large heart-shaped foliage is glaucous blue-green edge with creamy-yellow fading to creamy-white. Excellent as a specimen plant growing to 3′(.9m) high. Lavender flowers. A sport of H. ‘Krossa Regal’. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Hosta ‘Snow Crust’ – A large growing hosta with medium green leaves with broad creamy-white margin. Lavender flowers. Mounded-vase-shaped habit to 30″(.8m) high. (6″ pots – $12.00)


Iris cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris) – A charming rhizomous iris species growing only 4-6″(10-15cm) high and forming a dense mat. Large lavender-blue flowers are born in spring just above the short broad foliage. Sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Zone 4/5. (3.5″ pots – $3.00)


Iris graminea (Plum-Scented Iris) – A spuria type iris with clump-forming, narrow grass-like leaves. Its blue-violet to purple-violet flowers are nestled in the 16″(.4m) high foliage and are lightly scented. Late spring to early summer blooming. An easy species suited to the rock garden or border in moist, well-drained soil with full sun. Zone 6, possibly colder. (4″ pots – $7.00)


Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris) – Siberian irises enjoy plenty of water while in bloom and moist soil the rest of the year. Best in full sun in rich acidic soil. Appreciates manure or rich compost annually. Divide when the centre of the clump starts to die out. Zone 3. (4″ pots – $6.00)

– ‘Caesar’s Brother’ – Rich blue-purple flowers on stems to 3′(.9m) high. Very floriferous.

– ‘Harpswell Hallelujah’ – Large ruffled flowers are rich violet-blue with wide rounded falls. Tetraploid. Late-blooming. To 32″(.8m) high.

– ‘Ruffled Velvet’ – Very dark purple-blue velvety flowers with undulating margins. To 30″(.75m) high.


Lilium bulbiferum (Fire Lily)  Orange-red cup-shaped flowers with redder tips are born at the top of slender 2-4′(.6-1.2m) stems. Zone 6. (4″ pots – $7.00)


Lilium canadense (Canada Lily) – An elegant and choice turk’s-cap type lily with pendulous bell-shaped orange or yellow flowers. Requires constantly moist well-drained acidic soil in sun or light shade. To 4′(1.2m) or more high. Zone 5. (4″ pots – $10.00)


Lilium michiganense – A “Turk’s Cap” type species similar to L. canadense. Red-orange flowers with red-brown spotting. Grows 2-5′(.6-1.5m) tall with 1 to 6 flowers per stem. Requires moist, well-drained acidic soil in full sun to part-shade. Zone 5. (4″ pots – $10.00)


Lilium pardalinum (Leopard Lily) – A unique lily species in that it forms a dense spreading clump. Nodding orange-red flowers have strongly reflexed segments and dark spotting. Arching stems grow 3-6′(.9-1.8m) tall. Likes a moist, well-drained site in full sun with shaded roots. Divide every few years for best results. Zone 6, possibly colder. (4″ pots – $7.00)


Lilium sargentiae – This a choice form of this rare species collected by Jens Nielsen. Flowers are white with pink exterior striping and a greenish throat. The long tubular flowers are very frangrant and are born on tall arching stem to 5′(1.5m) high. Requires acidic soil. Zone 6. (4″ pots – $7.00)


Liriope spicata (Creeping Lilyturf) – A spreading evergreen groundcover for sun to part shade. Long thin strap-like arching foliage is lush and rich dark green forming a 4″(.1m) high mat. 12″(.3m) spikes of fluffy pale pink flowers appear in late summer. Cut back in early spring. Zone 6, probably colder. (3.5″ pots – $3.00)


Mukdenia (Aceriphyllum) rossii ‘Crimson Fans’ – As its old name suggest this saxifraga relative has large maple-like foliage born from creeping rhyzomes from which also rise stalks of pure white saifraga-like flowers in spring. Usually rich green, the foliage of this cultivar emerges green, turns bronzy-red and maintains splotches of red throughout the summer. A choice plant for part-shade to shade. Forms a slowly creeping clump with flower stalks to 16″(.4m) high and foliage 6-8″(.15-.2m) high. Zone 5. (1 gal. – $15.00)


Nipponanthemum (Leucanthemum) nipponicum – (Montauk Daisy, Nippon Daisy) A wonderful woody and semi-evergreen daisy with thick fleshy dark green foliage. It’s large white flowers with yellow centres appear in profusion in fall! It forms a large mounded plant and can grow to 5′(1.5m) tall and wide. To prevent it getting too large and to ensure it doesn’t get floppy cut it back to 6-12″(15-30cm) in early spring. Needs full sun. Salt tolerant. Zone 5. (2 gal. – $15.00)


Polygonatum multiflorum (Eastern Solomon’s Seal) – This is the true species – as opposed to the Common Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum x hybridum) which often masquerades under this name and of which it is a parent. It appears to be very similar but has rounded stems, holds itself a bit more upright and is lower growing to 2′(.6m) high. Looser spreading habit and less of a thug. Shade to part-shade. Zone 5. (6″ pots – $8.00)


Scilla scilloides – A late summer blooming Scilla with tall spikes of small fluffy pale pink flowers. 12-16″(30-40cm) high. Full sun and good drainage. Zone 6, maybe colder. (3.5″ pots – $4.00)


Smilacina stellata (Starry False Solomons Seal) – An interesting Solomon Seal relative growing only about 1′(.3m) high. Its has upright to slightly arching stems with narrow leaves clasping alternately up the them These are topped by short pyramidal racemes of small starry white flowers in spring followed by small red berries. For part-shade to shade. Drought tolerant when established. Spreads loosely by rhizomes. Great for the woodland garden. Zone 4. (4″ pots – $4.00)


Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’ – (Black Stocking Hybrid Meadow Rue) A stunning new meadow rue with cluster of typical airy flowers but these are a beautiful lavender and are born on top of almost black stems. Its ferny fresh green foliage is equally accentuated by the dark stems. For sun to part shade in moist rich well-drained soil. Grow 4-6′(1.2-1.8m) tall. Very striking. Zone 6, likely colder. (1 gal. – $12.00)


Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilty Pleasure’ – (Guilty Pleasure Toad Lily) Pink flowers spotted lavender are born above the golden yellow foliage of this new cultivar. Fall blooming. To 2′(.6m) tall. For part shade to shade in rich well-drained soil. Vigorous. Zone 6. (1 gal. – $10.00)


Trillium albidum – A very showy and reasonably easy trillium though slow to multiply. Its white flowers are large and vase shape with each of its three petals held stiffly up. Each of its three large heart-shaped mid-green leaves overlap and are slightly mottled darker green when they emerge forming the perfect backdrop for the flower nestled in the centre. Grows to 16″(.4m) high or more. For part shade in neutral to lightly acidic rich well-drained soils. Perfectly hardy in Zone 6. A few only. (3″ pots – $20.00)


Yucca nana – A new species or possibly a variation of Y. harrimaniae endemic to a small area of the mountains on the Utah – Colorado border. Typical grey-green foliage with white filaments. Grows only 1′(.3m) tall with 3′(.9m) tall spikes of white flowers. Will need full sun and excellent drainage. Great for the smaller rock garden! Zone 5. (1 gal. – $10.00)