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A diverse array of long lived non woodies of many genera for foliage, fragrance and flower.

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Achlys triphylla
Achlys triphylla (Vanilla Leaf)
Our Price: $4.00

A lovely near carefree herbaceous ground cover with three broad soft green leaves gracefully wave in the slightest breeze. Spikes of small white flowers which look like mini feather dusters are held above the foliage in mid-late May. Quite a sight when growing in large colonies. Spreads by seed and by rhizomes. Prefers open shady sites with humus rich soil. Drought tolerant when established. Being a native plant, it co-evolved with our wacky BC coastal climate of rain drenched winters and dry summers.

Apocynum androsaemifolium
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Our Price: $3.50

A sweetly scented nectar producing native bushy 60 cm perennial with wiry stems. Tough as nails as its rhizomes push through hard packed sun baked logging roads. At first seeing it I thought it was a shrub. Loved by bees and hummingbirds. Scent is similar to lilac.
Aquilegia formosa
Aquilegia formosa (Western Red Columbine)
Our Price: $3.00

This beauty evolved with our climate. Basal rosettes of divided lobed, blue-green leaves on long stems. Scarlet and yellow two toned flowers are held high on tall stalks. Drought resistant. Easy to grow. Found growing all over my garden in wonderful patches from the rose bed to the strawberry patch. Flower stalks can reach 1m above basal leaves.

Arisaema amurense  (Cobra Lily)
Arisaema amurense (Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

A sweet little Asian cobra lily. Green spathe is often marked with purple/brown on the flower's upper 'petal' and streaked with heavy broad white stripes. Flowers are held at or below the broad tri-foliate leaves. Perhaps one of the hardiest of the genus.

Arisaema consanguineum
Arisaema consanguineum (Himalaya Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

Slender tall plant with mottled snake skin patterned stems. Spathe is purple brown with narrow white stripes the elongated hood tapers to a long thread. Single leaf is divided into 12 or so leaflets that too end with long fine points. Makes dime sized corms in its first year. One of the hardiest and easiest to grow Arisaema. Wonderful in the shade garden. Spathe withers to reveal green berries that ripen to a bright scarlet. Nearly all Arisaema species are gendered, but its interesting to note Arisaema are capable of changing their sex even in mid season. Small plants are usually male until the corm reaches sufficient size thus carbohydrate stores to support seed production then it becomes female! One of the very few plants capable of 'switching'.

Arisaema erubescens (Blushing Cobra Lily)
Arisaema erubescens (Blushing Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

This smaller Arisaema reaches 40 cm in height, but this doesn't take away from its unique beauty. Its spathe varies in colour from pale purplish red to purplish pink. All have white stripes and pink coloured stems. Up to 20 narrow blade shaped dark green leaves arranged in a whirl top each leaf stem. Very nice. Not common to the nursery trade. Arisaema need good soil moisture during Spring growing for proper flower development and pollination. Blooms in mid-late May. Grows to one meter in height. All Arisaemas you see are seed grown never by divisions, so expect some variations as each plant is its own entity. Easy from seed.

Arisaema sikokianum
Arisaema sikokianum (Japanese Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $5.50

An extremely dramatic plant. In early spring, a mottled pinkish purple spike emerges to gradually unfurl leaves and a purple & green spathe and pure white mat textured spadix that is truly breath taking. I acquired one and quickly learned that I needed (not wanted) more! Dark green leaves can be marked with silver. Doesn't take up much space so its great for small and large gardens. Does well in containers too, but they must accommodate a growing plant that can reach 24 cm or more in height.

Arisaema speciosum (Himalayan Giant Cobra Lily)
Arisaema speciosum (Himalayan Giant Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

Gorgeous! Deep maroon spathe streaked with pale pink stripes and a spadix that has a mind of its own. Sometimes the purple colouring is so strong the leaves are tinted as well. Huge plants with trifoliate leaves. Huge tubers.

Arisaema taiwanensis
Arisaema taiwanensis
Our Price: $3.50

Crowned 'Queen of the Arisaema' by the nursery trade. Its dark maroon purple spathe has slight green and creamy coloured snakeskin mottling and streaks near its base, but half way up the spathe, this exterior patterning disappears. The spathe tapers to a near black purple tread. A creamy white flowering spike within match the near parallel stripes on the spathe interior. This striping varies from plant to plant. Purple blotches mark the leaf stem which is topped with 8-15 somewhat broad 30 cm long leaflets that end with a drip tip.

Arisaema tortuosum (Whipcord Cobra Lily)
Arisaema tortuosum (Whipcord Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

Reaching nearly 2m, its the tallest in the genus. Jade and ivory striped spade, but what is truly unique is its purple-green hued whip-like spadex that sticks up (sometimes straight up sometimes of at an interesting angle). Nice glossy palmate leaves. Prefers dry-ish conditions during winter dormancy.

   
 
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