Stratified seed for prompt spring germination. Ginseng translates to 'Man-Root' aptly named after the human like shape of mature roots, non the less this North American perennial is a valuable ages old medicinal herb used by many cultures. Mature plants bear up to three large palmate leaves evenly divided from a single main stem. A white flower umbel is nestled between the leaf stems. Red berries follow in the Autumn. Can make large colonies.
Our shrubby thorny relative to the famous ginseng (Panax). Like ginseng, it is widely used as a valuable medicinal today as its been for countless generations by our Coastal First Nations from Alaska to California for a variety of ailments. Found along moist open mixed forest and riparian areas, but will make itself home in a shady garden where its lovely bold palmate green leaves can be enjoyed. Creamy white flower clusters are followed by brilliant red berries by August. Some would find this species intimidating with its 3m woody stalks armed with wicked thorns, but this plant is a beauty. Truly under appreciated. Summer drought tolerant.
A valuable rare herbaceous perennial of the Eastern North American forests. Single stems appear in early to mid Spring from golden yellow rhizomes. White flowers open even before the large lobed leaves unfurl. Red berries follow and are often taken by birds.
Rhodo enthusiasts name this elegant species as one of the most sought after by collectors. Waxy tubular flowers appear in early May and range in colour from mustard yellow to orange to scarlet. In spring, its blue green waxy young leaves have a pleasant cinnamon-camphor scent. Known to sporadically bloom from June to frost. Very fine seed.
One of the most sought after treasures of the botanical world. Clear sky blue flowers held 1-1.5 meters above a basal rosette of foliage studded with golden hair. Each bloom lasts about 10 days starting late spring and are borne in succession until mid summer. Though it is monocarpic, good healthy plants will produce daughter offshoots that will in turn create daughter offshoots of their own creating one heck of a self sustaining clump over time. NEVER divide as you will kill them. Loves an eastern exposure where it gets morning sun then shade/dappled sun for the rest of the day.
A rare spring beauty. Distinctive lobed leaf, single white flowers whose fleeting beauty must be enjoyed in April (here). Quite a stunning sight when large colonies form via seedlings and/or, if it loves you, slowly spreads via creeping rhizomes. Called Bloodroot for the reddish orange sap that seeps from the thick rhizomes when cut. Once used as face paint by First Nations to as recently in disinfecting mouthwashes. Likes dappled sun, but can take a few hours of full sun. Don't place in overly damp areas nor overwater as this leads to root rot. Survives our west coast conditions just fine
About Our Garden
We offer seed of unique to extremely rare species of trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables complete with proven germination instructions all based on our growing practices.
Join our celebration of nature's plant diversity..