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011-001D4     Baptisia australis     ( False Indigo )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Baptisia australis is a handsome upright North American native with branching blue green stems which are covered with pea-like flowers in early summer. Both the beautiful flowers and black seed pods are suitable for flower arrangements. Drought tolerant. We grow it in our Texture Garden where customers comment on it all season. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   5 ft. x 2 ft.

011-007D4     Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'     ( False indigo )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
What a rewarding perennial Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' is. Not only is it easy to grow, but it needs very little fertility or water to make it happy. Originally found by Rob Gardener at North Carolina Botanical Gardens and introduced by Niche Gardens in 1996, this garden hybrid is noted for its smoky grey stems, attractive green foliage and, of course, violet blue pea-flowers blooming up long spires. These features make a winning combination. The attractive 2.5 inch seedpods which develop in late summer are useful in cut flower arrangements. In the autumn, the foliage turns yellow.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 3-4 ft.

011-005D4     Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screamin' Yellow'     ( Yellow False Indigo )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Bright Golden Yellow flowers
We have grown Baptisias for many years but never tried this species until recently. Because Baptisia australis has always been slow to develop to a mature size in our gardens, we anticipated that the same would be true of this species. However, in only two years, Baptisia 'Screamin' Yellow' formed an upright plant with bright terminal racemes of showy flowers. As a bonus, large black seed pods persisted until the end of the summer. Thanks are due to Larry Loman of Ridgecrest Nursery in Wynne, Arkansas for this color selection.  June. bloom   2-3 ft. x 2 ft.

839-002     Beesia calthifolia       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
China. Beesia calthifolia is an ideal perennial for a part shade garden. Its heart-shaped, glossy foliage is evergreen and remains attractive year-round. Further, it is tidy and slow to increase so it never seems to outgrow its spot. In addition, it has a season of flowering which, although not overly showy, is attractive. Individual leaves are dark green with contrasting yellow green veining. It is this marbled effect that draws the eye during much of the season. During colder weather, the leaves turn uniformly dark.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   4-5 in.

839-001     Beesia deltophylla       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This exceptional groundcover was one of many treasures introduced by Dan Hinkley from his expeditions to China. Evergreen, hardy, yet slow to increase, we have found Beesia deltophylla to be an attractive companion underneath decidious shrubs. There the lustrous heart-shaped leaves and purple stems can be seen to good effect. The shrubs shade the plants during the summer but allow the cool winter sun in during winter and early spring. The starry flower display is ephemeral but attractive. This is not drought tolerant so please give it regular water during the dry part of the year.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   18-24 in. x 18-24 in.

362-003D4     Begonia boliviana       
Part Shade     Zone 8, 9, 10 Hot Orange flowers
The narrow, angel-wing leaves of Begonia boliviana are outlined in red and suffused with pink. The 2-inch hot orange flowers are almost shocking in contrast. This can be tender so offer it protection, perhaps by growing it near the foundation of a house.  Late summer. bloom   8-12 in. x 15-20 in.

362-001     Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
We have lost Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana in a very cold winter but usually it survives unscathed. Large, somewhat mottled, angel wing foliage with red reverses and red stems. Pendant clusters of soft pink flowers. Late to emerge, but blooms until fall frost. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Midsummer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

362-002     Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 'Alba'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 'Alba' is a white flowered form of the hardy begonia with the same angel wing leaves that have red veined reverses and red stems. This has indeed proven hardy in our gardens.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

571-012-1     Berberis calliantha       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pale Yellow flowers
SE Tibet. Discovered by the noted explorer Kingdon-Ward in 1924, Berberis calliantha is a low shrub that has small, glossy, holly-like leaves that are conspicuously powdery blue underneath. The foliage is complemented by attractive red purple stems. Occasional thorns are concealed on the underside of the stems. Although the literature says this stays about 3 feet tall, our old specimen is now 5 feet.  Late spring. bloom   3-5 ft. x 3 ft.

571-012D4     Berberis calliantha       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pale Yellow flowers
SE Tibet. Discovered by the noted explorer Kingdon-Ward in 1924, Berberis calliantha is a low shrub that has small, glossy, holly-like leaves that are conspicuously powdery blue underneath. The foliage is complemented by attractive red purple stems. Occasional thorns are concealed on the underside of the stems. Although the literature says this stays about 3 feet tall, our old specimen is now 5 feet.  Late spring. bloom   3-5 ft. x 3 ft.

571-013D4     Berberis darwinii     ( Barberry )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Orange flowers
Toward the end of winter in the Pacific Northwest, when the weather is still unsettled and grey, we are always cheered by the orange glow of the flowers of Berberis darwinii. We give thanks to Charles Darwin who discovered the evergreen shrub as the name suggests and to plantsman William Lobb who brought the plant back to Europe in 1849. Humans are not the only ones who are cheered by the bloom. It seems the bees also are delighted with their bounty. Later in the season, the birds arrive to eat the small fruits. These are edible and some people harvest them for jams and jellies. Because it is evergreen as well as thorny, this barberry is often used as a hedge or barrier. The shrub committee of the Great Plant Picks program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden also admired it and recommend it as a great plant for Northwest gardens.  March, April. bloom   8 ft. x 6 ft.

571-018D4     Berberis kewensis (x)       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
We grow the evergreen Berberis x kewensis on a southern facing slope where it receives very little water during our dry summers. The glossy linear leaves are thick and lightly serrated and conceal spines beneath them. In autumn, the oldest leaves take on red tints which echo the red stems.  Spring. bloom   6 ft. x 5 ft.

571-027D4     Berberis replicata     ( Barberry )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pale Yellow flowers
Plant explorer George Forrest found Berberis replicata in Yunnan, China, in 1917. With its' narrow evergreen leaves and arching branches, it forms an attractive specimen shrub which brings a long season of interest to the garden. Throughout the year, the youngest terminal leaves on the branches are burgundy, contrasting nicely with the dark green leaves behind them. In spring, the soft yellow flowers are both eye-catching and fragrant. Later in the year, elliptical berries develop turning from pale yellow-green to red to black-purple as they age. The specific name comes from the fact that the leaves are recurved along their edges ("replicate"). Because the stems have spines, this shrub is sometimes used en masse to create an evergreen barrier hedge.  May. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5-6 ft.

571-002D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
"Glowing" may best describe Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'. This mid-sized deciduous shrub lights up the lower end of our lavender path much of the year. The leaves that are exposed to the sun are especially yellow, those that are in the shade are more chartreuse. There are thorns but they are soft enough that they bend easily to the touch.  Midspring. bloom   5 ft. x 6 ft.

571-002-1     Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
"Glowing" may best describe Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'. This mid-sized deciduous shrub lights up the lower end of our lavender path much of the year. The leaves that are exposed to the sun are especially yellow, those that are in the shade are more chartreuse. There are thorns but they are soft enough that they bend easily to the touch.  Midspring. bloom   5 ft. x 6 ft.

571-016D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
The intensely golden yellow foliage of Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana' greens up a bit as the leaves mature. This glowing, low, rounded shrub also features brilliant red berries in the fall.  Midspring. bloom   24-36 in. x 20 in.

571-016-1     Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
The intensely golden yellow foliage of Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana' greens up a bit as the leaves mature. This glowing, low, rounded shrub also features brilliant red berries in the fall.  Midspring. bloom   24-36 in. x 20 in.

571-005D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Bagatelle'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Berberis thunbergii 'Bagatelle' has deep red-purple foliage that greens out somewhat with the heat of summer. In our borders, this is a very compact and tidy deciduous shrub. The tiny yellow flowers produce bright red oblong fruits in the autumn. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Midspring. bloom   12-16 in. x 16 in.

571-017D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde' (Wavecrest Nursery) is a lovely deciduous shrub with deep purple foliage which turns blazing scarlet in the autumn. This has been put on the Federal Rust Free list. Please wear gloves when handling this plant as it does have sharp spines.  Midspring. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

571-004-1     Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar' is an ideal accent for the smaller garden. This columnar deciduous shrub has semi-glossy burgundy leaves that green as they age but never lose their purple glow. Should an occasional stem grow laterally, remove it.  Midspring. bloom   5 ft. x 2 ft.

571-004D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar' is an ideal accent for the smaller garden. This columnar deciduous shrub has semi-glossy burgundy leaves that green as they age but never lose their purple glow. Should an occasional stem grow laterally, remove it.  Midspring. bloom   5 ft. x 2 ft.

571-008D4     Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
We grow Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow' in both sun and shade. 'Rose Glow' really does describe the rose infusion in the leaves of this deciduous shrub. However, there is an additional detail - white variegation that looks like streaks of paint on the younger leaves. As they age, they darken to all purple. This does have thorns but they are soft and bend to the touch. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Midspring. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

339-015-1     Bergenia 'Abendglut' ('Evening Glow')       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8 Rose Red flowers
Most of the year, the evergreen clumping perennial Bergenia 'Abendglut', has red-tinted, glossy green leaves with reddish reverses. Then the entire plant takes on attractive maroon red tones in winter. In spring, clusters of flowers appear above the ruddy foliage on 16-inch stems.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   1 - 1.5 ft. x 1 - 1.5 ft.

339-020-1     Bergenia agavifolia       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink Blushed White flowers
Imagine thick leathery leaves measuring 14 inches long and 6 wide arching from long leaf stems. Further imagine these leaves turning rose colored and in turn deepening to purple red in the cold. Watch the sunlight halo the fine hairs along the margins of the leaves. Add in upright red flower stems which begin to rise in late winter and early spring, and you have some sense of the beauty of this evergreen perennial. Although Bergenia agavifolia is tolerant of some drought once established, occasional summer water will help keep this bergenia looking good throughout the seasons.  March to May. bloom   12 in. x 12-16 in.

339-020D4     Bergenia agavifolia     ( Elephant Ears )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink Blushed White flowers
Imagine thick leathery leaves measuring 14 inches long and 6 wide arching from long leaf stems. Further imagine these leaves turning rose colored and in turn deepening to purple red in the cold. Watch the sunlight halo the fine hairs along the margins of the leaves. Add in upright red flower stems which begin to rise in late winter and early spring, and you have some sense of the beauty of this evergreen perennial. Although Bergenia agavifolia is tolerant of some drought once established, occasional summer water will help keep this bergenia looking good throughout the seasons.  March to May bloom   12 in. x 12-16 in.

339-011D4     Bergenia 'Baby Doll'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Soft Pink flowers
Bergenia 'Baby Doll's rounded, bronze-tinted, evergreen leaves take on ruddy tones in the colder weather when they are at their most attractive.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   12 in. x 18-24 in.

339-001D4     Bergenia 'Cambridge Rose'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rose Pink flowers
This cultivar has been a favorite with local gardeners for many years. The thick, leathery, rounded leaves measure 11 inches from stem to leaf tip and 5 inches across. They are basically apple green much of the growing season but in the fall they turn smoky red and maintain that color throughout the winter. In very cold regions below zone 5, Bergenia `Cambridge Rose' may not be reliably evergreen.  April to June. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

339-004-1     Bergenia cordifolia     ( Elephant ears )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9 Rose-Red flowers
Bergenia cordifolia is the classic "Elephant Ears" found in many older garden. This species is a classic plant for the winter garden. The large, leathery, heart-shaped leaves areshow a slight reddish tint in the winter usually appearing after the first hard frost of the season..  Mid to late spring. bloom   24 in. x 30 in.

339-005D4     Bergenia 'Glockenturm'       
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Deep Red Pink flowers
In the gloom of winter, the lustruous wine red leaves of Bergenia 'Glockenturm' are a major source of color. These leathery, slightly cupped leaves rise on long leaf petioles. They are wavy on their edges and some twist slightly giving the plants a nice in-and-out, up-and-down rhythm. Measuring up to eight inches in length and six wide, they have more than enough surface to reflect the ambient light on cloudy days. In the spring, 18-inch tall flowering stems carry cymes of bell-shaped flowers. The German name means bell tower and refers to this floral arrangement. This excellent plant looks beautiful throught the seasons.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   18 in. x 18-24 in.

339-009     Bergenia omeiensis (emeiensis)       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8 Soft Pink flowers
We originally received this plant as Bergenia omeiensis and so have kept that nomenclature. Originating from Mt. Emei in Sichaun, China, this species is not nearly so hardy as B. cordifolia and its many cultivars, however, gardeners in milder climates will find this has its own distinct charm. The flattened, almost paddle-like, oblong leaves are smooth with only occasional notching along their margins. In the autumn, they are infused reddish brown. When mature they measure 6 inches long, including the leaf stem, and are 3 1/4 inches wide. The flowers are a very lovely pale pink with is set off by the dark calyces.  May, June. bloom   14 in. x 14 in.

339-010D4     Bergenia purpurascens       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Purple Red flowers
East Himalayas. Evergreen, rubbery leaves measure 4 inches wide and 6 inches long on 4 inch stems. In the autumn, they turn tones of red and smoky purple red. The leaves also curl slightly like incomplete homemade sugar cones. Perhaps this creates a natural funnel for conducting rainwater. The nodding flowers of Bergenia purpurascens appear on strong purple stems.  April to May. bloom   1-1.5 ft. x 1-2 ft.

339-018     Bergenia 'Ruby Elf'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rich Pink flowers
The mid-green leaves of Bergenia 'Ruby Elf' have a matte surface which turns blush red as the season begins to cool down. This is truly a dwarf form with leaves only 6 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. Try this as a small ground cover.  Late winter. bloom   5-8 in. x spreading.

339-012-1     Bergenia 'Silberlicht' ('Silver Light')       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The 8-inch, rounded, leathery leaves of Bergenia 'Silberlicht' are shallowly scalloped on their margins. They take on red tones in the winter. In early spring, the white flowers, which give the plant its name, emerge from pink buds. These flowers slowly fade to pink as they age.  Early to mid-spring. bloom   12-18 in. x 18-24 in.

339-012D4     Bergenia 'Silberlicht' ('Silver Light')       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The 8-inch, rounded, leathery leaves of Bergenia 'Silberlicht' are shallowly scalloped on their margins. They take on red tones in the winter. In early spring, the white flowers, which give the plant its name, emerge from pink buds. These flowers slowly fade to pink as they age.  Mid Spring bloom   12-18 in. x 18-24 in.

748-001     Berlandiera lyrata       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
New Mexico. The yellow rayed flowers of Berlandiera lyrata have a secret. They smell of chocolate. This attractive, long-blooming perennial needs sharp drainage. Mid-green foliage with silvery undersides.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 6 in.

374-001D4     Billardiera longiflora     ( Climbing blueberry )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
The common name of Billardiera longiflora, Climbing blueberry, describes the striking purple-blue fruits that develop in late summer. Very dramatic climbing on a trellis on a south facing wall. Evergreen.  Late summer. bloom   10 ft.

374-003D4     Billardiera longiflora var. fructoalba       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
The Billardiera longiflora var. fructoalba is an uncommon evergreen vine that has small linear dark green leaves. The pale green flowers are followed by 3/4-inch white fruits.  Late summer. bloom   To 8 ft.

619-001     Blechnum spicant     ( Deer fern )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Blechnum spicant is evergreen. The sterile fronds grow horizontally around the upright fertile fronds which appear in midsummer. The sterile fronds are narrowly lance-shaped with blunt tipped individual segments. The overall effect is one of great symmetry. A Great Plant Picks selection.    8 in. x 24 in.

630-002     Bletilla striata       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Magenta flowers
Japan, China. The lance-shaped foliage of Bletilla striata seems more bamboo-like than orchid-like, but once the bell-shaped flowers begin to open, it becomes apparent that this is a terrestrial orchid. Grow this in a sheltered woodland setting. Gardeners at the colder end of its hardiness should mulch deeply before the winter.  Spring to early summer. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

630-003     Bletilla striata f. alba       
Part Shade     Zone 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
China, Japan. Sometimes we imagine a plant as delicate in appearance as an orchid could not be hardy in colder climates. Bletilla striata f. alba disproves that illusion. Well before bloom time, lance-shaped, almost grass-like foliage emerges. It is followed by lovely pale flowers with a subtle perfume. The show can continue for up to six weeks. Best of all, it is easy to grow in light shade in average, well-draining soil.  Spring to early summer. bloom   12-24 in. x 12-24 in.

630-005     Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni'     ( Hardy ground orchid )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Pink/Pink Purple flowers
The name 'Kuchibeni' means lipstick in Japanese. Not only does this tell us about the Asiatic provenance of the plant, it also tell us about the appearance of the flowers. Their sepals and petals are soft pink, but it is the pouting central lip with its interior white ruffles that wears the lipsick. This stain of purple-pink is very distinctive. The charming flowers of Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni' bloom at the tops of willowy stems in sets of three to seven. The arching foliage is lance-shaped and pleated. Bletilla striata and its selections do best in soil that is kept evenly moist. We grow ours with morning sun and afternoon shade and they appear quite content.  Spring to early summer. bloom   12-24 in. x 12-24 in.

630-004     Bletilla striata 'Rosea'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Magenta Pink flowers
China, Japan. Bletilla striata 'Rosea' is a richly colored form of the hardy orchid has the same cold-hardiness as its white flowered compatriot. Grass-like foliage appears before the delicate flowers. We grow this with ease in our shade garden.  Spring to early summer. bloom   12-24 in. x 12-24 in.

076-002D4     Brachyglotis 'Sunshine' (Senecio)       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
Brachyglotis 'Sunshine' is a wide evergreen shrub from New Zealand. We grow this in front of our farm house in the Mixed Border. The slightly concave leaves are very attractive displaying a border of the densely hairy undersides against the gray green on tops. The flower heads are composed of yellow ray florets. (Formerly Senecio `Sunshine')  Summer to fall. bloom   3 ft. x 6 ft.

667-003-1     Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Customers report that the Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' PP13,859 is very slug resistant which is good news because the heart-shaped leaves which are frosted in silver and veined in apple green are too good to waste. This is the best of the silver Brunneras we've grown. It is easy, reliable and always looks good. Lovely as a speciman or in a drift, either way it lights up the area where it grows. Try it in containers for the shade! A Great Plant Picks selection.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

667-003     Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Customers report that the Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' PP13,859 is very slug resistant which is good news because the heart-shaped leaves which are frosted in silver and veined in apple green are too good to waste. This is the best of the silver Brunneras we've grown. It is easy, reliable and always looks good. Lovely as a speciman or in a drift, either way it lights up the area where it grows. Try it in containers for the shade! A Great Plant Picks selection.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

281-023D4     Buddleia japonica     ( Necter Bush )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Lilac flowers
There is something elegant and even a little exotic about this deciduous shrub. Its slender green leaves have visibly gray green undersides. The central branches are upright while the outer ones lean outward giving the shrub a large top and a narrower base. The panicles of Buddleia japonica taper and drape, tress-like, reaching up to 20 inches long. Examined closely, the panicles are composed of numerous shapely tubular flowers in sets of up to five individuals. The flowers are four-lobed.  Summer to early autumn. bloom   7-8 ft. x 5-6 ft.

281-032D4     Buddleia loricata       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Cream flowers
S. Aftica. Buddleia loricata is a relatively recent introduction to horticulture in the Pacific Northwest. We have been testing this on our dry hillside where it has been quite at home. Its evergreen gray leaves are puckered on top and have white woolly undersides. The creamy flowers bloom in terminal clusters at a surprisingly late time of year. They are fragrant.  Midautumn to early winter. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

359-002     Buphthalmum salicifolium 'Alpine Gold'       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Buphthalmum salicifolium 'Alpine Gold' is a carefree, long blooming perennial with dark green willowy foliage and bright yellow rayed flowers.  Summer to fall. bloom   24 in. x 18 in.

828-001D4     Bupleurum fruticosum     ( Shrubby hare's ear )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
We're not sure the common name Shrubby hare's ear will strike a familiar chord with American gardeners. It seems somehow misleading. We have trialed this evergreen, mediterranean shrub in low-water borders, some of which fall into light shade, and found that they flourish despite our neglect. Tiny, yellow star-flowers make up the rounded umbels that are borne at stem terminals thoughout the summer. The dark leaves have silver central veins which echo the ghostly ash-gray color of the stems. Their semi-glossy upper surfaces are part of their beauty. Coastal gardeners will find this shrub a welcome addition.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   6 ft. x 8 ft.

591-003D4     Buxus sempervirens 'Marginata'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy flowers
Buxus sempervirens 'Marginata' is a very useful compact evergreen shrub that holds the color of its creamy yellow margins well in both sun and shade. This has been very slow growing in our woodland garden. It is easily shaped to size in the spring.  Spring. bloom   8 ft. x 10 ft.

591-003-1     Buxus sempervirens 'Marginata'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy flowers
Buxus sempervirens 'Marginata' is a very useful compact evergreen shrub that holds the color of its creamy yellow margins well in both sun and shade. This has been very slow growing in our woodland garden. It is easily shaped to size in the spring.  Spring. bloom   8 ft. x 10 ft.

591-001-1     Buxus sempervirens 'Variegatus'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The evergreen shrub Buxus sempervirens 'Variegatus' was given to us many years ago with the name 'Variegatus' but we believed it to be synonymous with 'Marginata'. However, its leaves are different. They have irregular dark blue green centers encircled by wide creamy yellow margins. The shrub literally glows along our Fuchsia Path even though it has recently fallen into part-shade as surrounding shrubs attain their true heights.  Spring. bloom   5 ft. x 3 ft.


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