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Inula helenium (Elecampane)
Inula helenium (Elecampane)
Our Price: $3.00

2m tall columnar herbaceous perennial.  Large oblong velvety leaves and frilly yellow daisy like flowers. Very pretty and stately.  Loves open sites and grows well against my wire fence, tucking itself away.  Maintenaince free, just trim dead stalks in late fall to clean up.  Will rarely self sow because seed is loved by small birds!  Used as a medicinal for lung ailments.
Arisaema consanguineum
Arisaema consanguineum (Himalaya Cobra Lily)
Our Price: $3.50

One of the hardiest and easiest to grow of the Arisaema. 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.

  • Seed Count: 10-12
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
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Chionanthus virginicus flowers
Chionanthus virginicus (Fringe Tree)
Our Price: $3.50

Sweet honey-lilac scented flowers hang in abundance, sometimes covering the entire tree. Loved by nectar seekers. Glossy leaves turn a vivid yellow in autumn

  • Seed Count: 20-25
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
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Paeonia lactiflora
Paeonia lactiflora (Chinese Peony)
Our Price: $3.50

  • Seed Count: 12-15
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
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Passiflora incarnata (American Passionflower)
Passiflora incarnata (American Passionflower)
Our Price: $3.50

This passiflora is one of the hardiest of its genus.  Grows to 2-6 m depending on soil and sun.  Exotic honey sweet scented flowers are followed by delicious apricot sized fruit.  Lobed leaves. Aerial parts used as a medicinal.  No passiflora can tolerate water logged or standing water so ensure good drainage.  Easy to grow; fast grower.  Becomes a woody climber in warm climates and herbaceous in colder ones. Mulch in fall; cut down dead vines; fertilize in early spring.
Sanguinaria canadensis
Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Our Price: $3.75

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
Dichroa febrifuga fruits
Dichroa febrifuga (Chinese quinine)
Our Price: $4.00

An amazing broadleaf semi evergreen shrub that is one of the precious medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Being a member of the hydrangea family, its flower colour does vary with soil pH...low pH the flowers are blue whereas a high pH will give pink flowers. The flower clusters are more arranged like Heptacodium than hydrangeas in my opinion. Surreal electric blue berries will persist over the winter. Does best in shady sites with evenly moist good fertile soil. More sun = better moisture retentive soil needed.
Panax quinquefolius
Panax quinquefolius (American Ginseng)
Our Price: $4.75

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.