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314-019D4     Daphne bholua     ( Nepalese Paper Plant )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Our 18 year-old specimen is a testiment to the hardiness of this E. Himalayan species. Although it suffered die-back after a severe winter storm brought cold dry winds from the interior followed by heavy wet snow, this evergreen shrub recovered and even bloomed. The fragrant February flowers, emerging from red purple buds, can perfume an entire neighborhood if the temperature and sunlight cooperate. Its semi-glossy dark green leaves are always in fashion.  Late winter. bloom   14 ft. x 5-6 ft.

314-001D4     Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Light Pink flowers
Daphnes are not the easiest shrubs to grow but we have found that good drainage, protection from the hottest sun and regular summer watering give the gardener a good chance at success. The finest specimens we find in our area grow in sandy loam in the shelter of taller shrubs or small trees. Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' is a variegated sport found in New Jersey in the garden of its namesake in 1962. Over the years it has become one of the most widely grown daphnes. It lovely yellow-cream margined foliage is bright and attractive throughout the year. (If the winter gets too cold, the leaves may drop or appear damaged.) Daphnes are celebrated for their fragrance and this selection (which has both D. cneorum and D. caucasica in its blood) will not disappoint. Because it is fairly short and wide, it is ideal in the front of a border where its perfume can be best enjoyed.  Late spring. bloom   3 ft. x 4-5 ft.

314-002D4     Daphne caucasica       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Daphne caucasica is not a showy bloomer but a very long one. The flower tubes are pink opening out to 4-lobed white flowers which are gathered in clusters at the stem tips. Their fragrance is spicy. The matte foliage is somewhat gray.  Late spring to fall. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

314-016D4     Daphne odora     ( Winter Daphne )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple Pink and White flowers
Everyone loves the alluring fragrance of this Daphne odora. The glossy dark green foliage shows off the terminal clusters of waxy flowers which are followed by round red fruits in summer.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft

314-004D4     Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Red Purple/White flowers
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' is the variegated form of winter Daphne and has flowers that are slightly redder than the species. The flowers have white interiors. The leaf variegation is in irregular golden margins around the shiny green leaves. A very eye-catching evergreen shrub. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

314-026D4     Daphne rollsdorfii 'Wilhelm Schacht' (x)       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Reddish Purple flowers
This cross between D. collina and D. petraea forms a tidy, small, mounding evergreen shrub. Its somewhat rounded leaves are glossy dark green. Each terminal inflorescence contains 10 to 15 flowers that are highly fragrant. They appear on the old wood and later on the new. Give Daphne x rollsdorfii `Wilhelm Schacht' a sunny, well-drained site for the best success.  Spring and early summer. bloom   18-24 in. x 18-24 in.

314-017D4     Daphne susannae 'Lawrence Crocker' (x)       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Rose flowers
(Daphne collina x D. arbuscula) Daphne susannae (x) 'Lawrence Crocker' was found by its namesake at his nursery Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery and originally released through that nursery. This spontaneous hybrid has proven to be an easy-to-grow evergreen shrub that continues to bloom on new growth throughout the summer.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 6-8 ft.

314-024D4     Daphne tangutica       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Violet/White flowers
Clusters of dark violet edged flowers with white centers are only one attraction of Daphne tangutica. Scarlet fruits, fragrant blooms and attractive, dark, evergreen foliage up the ante on this reliable addition to the woodland garden. This is a Great Plant Pick.  Spring. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

801-001-1     Darmera peltata       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Darmera peltata is perfect for customers with ponds or streams that cannot grow Gunnera. Although leaf-stems only reach 4 ft. and the parasol-like leaves about 2 ft. across, this Oregon native gives a similar big-leafed effect. The early cymes of pink flowers are soon followed by the rounded, deeply lobed leaves. Good red fall color. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

157-006     Delosperma ashtonii       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Fuchsia Pink flowers
The succulent, lance-shaped leaves of Delosperma ashtonii have sharp edges and are not rounded like many Delospermas. This mat former bears bright fuchsia colored flowers with yellow centers off and on throughout the season.  Summer. bloom   4 in. x spreading.

157-016     Delosperma basuticum     ( White-eyed ice plant )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
This species is from the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa and has proved reliably hardy here if given good drainage. It resents our long winter rains so we use crushed basalt gravel as a mulch. The plant forms a congested, evergreen mat of narrow succulent leaves. Try this in a rockery or on a slope. The bright yellow rayed flowers of Delosperma basuticum are large and showy.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   1-2 in. x 6-8 in.

157-012     Delosperma 'Beaufort West'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
The Delosperma 'Beaufort West' is a diminutive beauty that has very tiny, succulent, leaves. It bears half-inch ray flowers of the palest pink, each with a tiny yellow eye. This needs sharp drainage and lots of sun to keep it happy. Use it as a small groundcover or in a rockery.  Summer. bloom   1 in. x slowly spreading.

157-009     Delosperma congestum (P.K.206)       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Bright Yellow flowers
Delosperma congestum is a mat former with densely packed bead shaped leaves of yellow-green with clear yellow rayed flowers tucked right in the foliage.  Summer to early autumn. bloom   2 in. x slowly spreading.

157-001     Delosperma cooperii       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Magenta Pink flowers
Delosperma cooperii is a fast growing South African succulent, blooming from June through August with a mass of 2-inch rayed flowers. Hardier than generally supposed but susceptible to winter wet. Needs good drainage.  June through August. bloom   4 in. x slowly spreading.

157-014     Delosperma daveyi       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The lobed, succulent leaves of Delosperma daveyi are reminiscent of a sedum with their bronze highlights and their red stems. The leaves are tiny - a quarter-inch wide and half-inch long. Small white rayed flowers all summer.  Summer. bloom   1 in. x slowly spreading.

157-002     Delosperma nubigenum       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
Delosperma nubigenum is a South African mat forming species that is excellent for the rock garden or over a wall. Perhaps the hardiest of the species, specimens grow unprotected at the Denver Botanic Garden. One-inch rayed flowers.  May to June bloom   1 in. x slowly spreading.

157-013     Delosperma 'Oberg'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Delosperma 'Oberg' is a diminutive succulent that has narrow gray green foliage. It is almost non-stop blooming. The 1/2-inch rayed flowers are pink in bud opening to a dusty pale pink. A tiny gem for the rock garden.  Spring to autumn. bloom   1.5 in. x slowly spreading.

157-011     Delosperma sp. (Ruby Stars)       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Deep Rose flowers
Delosperma sp. (Ruby Stars) is a woody groundcover with open habit. This has longer narrow succulent foliage than our other Delosperma. Bursts of tiny, dark rose, starry flowers bloom non-stop.  Summer to autumn. bloom   2 in. x slowly spreading.

157-003     Delosperma sp. aff. Deleeuwiae       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
The glossy bead-like succulent foliage of Delosperma sp. aff. Deleeuwiae forms dense mats. The intensely yellow flowers have a sheen to them.  Summer. bloom   2 in. x slowly spreading.

157-720     Delosperma sphalmanthoides     ( Tufted ice plant )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Fuchsia flowers
Found in the Komsberg Mountains of Cape Province in South Africa, this tiny cushion plant is hardier than one might imagine from its appearance. It is important to remember that Delosperma sphalmanthoides comes from higher altitudes. Its diminutive "finger-like' succulent leaves are bluish green and show off the magenta-colored rayed flowers with their yellow center. This is perhaps best suited to a rockery or trough where you can provide well-draining gravelly soil. Do not be surprised when it goes semi-dormant during the summer.  Early spring. bloom   1/2 in. x 8 in.

026-029     Delphinium English Hybrid Seedlings       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Mixed Colors flowers
Delphinium English Hybrid Seedlings are seedlings from our traffic-stopping test garden. Most of these vigorous thick-stemmed perennials grow to 5 ft. They have survived unstaked until struck by 30 mph winds one summer. They repeat bloom 2 to 3 times depending on the length of the season.  Summer. bloom   To 5 ft.

621-005     Dendranthema weyrichii 'White Bomb'       
Su     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Once considered a chrysanthemum, Dendranthema weyrichii 'White Bomb' is mat-forming, vigorous perennial produces masses of daisy-like flowers late in the season. The 2-inch flowers can have a blush of pink in them. Grow this versatile plant in the mixed border or even in a rockery.  Autumn. bloom   10 in. x 18 in.

103-003D4     Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldgehange'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
The German name of Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldgehange' means "golden pendant" describing the golden inflorescences on somewhat pendulous stems. The overall effect of this grass is a cloud of golden light. We add it as a textural element in our garden, but it is also stunning en masse. Thin hair-like foliage.    4 ft.

103-005-1     Deschampsia caespitosa 'Shottland'     ( Scottish tufted hair grass )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
The seed from which this German selection was made is of Scottish origin and that is what the German epithet refers to. This is a cool season grass which means it blooms early in the growing season and does not need the heat of summer to bloom. Its basal foliage forms evergreen tufts from which emerge 3-foot flowering stems that grow tawny as they age. From summer into fall the grass is ashimmer in a halo of these inflorescences. Deschampsia c. `Shottland' is a very durable grass but is happiest when it receives adequate water and sun. It is a joy as a specimen but is wonderful in mass plantings as well.  Early summer. bloom   2-3.5 ft. x 2-3.5 ft.

103-004     Deschampsia 'Northern Lights'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Deschampsia 'Northern Lights' is a short beautiful grass that adds long term interest to our gardens where the cream variegated foliage shows its ethereal purple-pink tints in the winter and spring. It blooms on 10-inch stems forming a halo over the tawny foliage.    10 in.

590-006-1     Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The spring bloom of Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko' produces abundant starry white flowers on this graceful low shrub. The lance-shaped leaves turn red-purple in autumn.  Late spring. bloom   2 ft. x 4 ft.

590-006D4     Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The spring bloom of Deutzia crenata var. nakaiana 'Nikko' produces abundant starry white flowers on this graceful low shrub. The lance-shaped leaves turn red-purple in autumn.  Late spring. bloom   2 ft. x 4 ft.

590-002-1     Deutzia gracilis       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Deutzia gracilis is a graceful shrub with sprays of delicate white, scented flowers. The fall foliage takes on warm tones.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

590-009D4     Deutzia kalmiiflora (x)       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
The late garden writer Graham Stuart Thomas wrote of this hybrid that it is "one of the most graceful and ornamental kinds" of deutzia. We agree. Deutzia x kalmiiflora is a cross between D. purpurascens and D. parviflora that was released in 1900. The fact that it is still in the garden trade is a testament to its beauty and usefulness. Some Deutzia can become overly large or ungainly in the garden but this shrub stays in bounds. Its comparatively compact size and its showy panicles of pink flowers make it suitable for the back or middle of a mixed border. Leaves are 2 to 3 inches in length and are finely toothed along their margins. Individual flowers are less than an inch wide, star-shaped and are pink on the outside and white inside.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

590-001D4     Deutzia 'Magician'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Pink/White flowers
Deutzia 'Magician' is a mid-sized shrub with panicles of cupped pink flowers with white reverses. This is a time-tested plant.  Early summer. bloom   8 ft. x 5 ft.

590-001-1     Deutzia 'Magician'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Pink/White flowers
Deutzia 'Magician' is a mid-sized shrub with panicles of cupped pink flowers with white reverses. This is a time-tested plant.  Early summer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

590-004D4     Deutzia 'Pink Pompon'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Much of the year, this graceful, arching mid-sized shrub is part of the backdrop of the garden. It does not go out of its way to catch your eye until, in early summer, dense clusters of dark pink buds reveal starry double shell pink flowers. We grow this close to a path in a lightly shaded area of the garden to good effect. Once a week watering will keep Deutzia `Pink Pompon' looking attractive throughout the summer.  Early summer. bloom   24-36 in. x 24-36 in.

590-004-1     Deutzia 'Pink Pompon'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Much of the year, this graceful, arching mid-sized shrub is part of the backdrop of the garden. It does not go out of its way to catch your eye until, in early summer, dense clusters of dark pink buds reveal starry double shell pink flowers. We grow this close to a path in a lightly shaded area of the garden to good effect. Once a week watering will keep Deutzia `Pink Pompon' looking attractive throughout the summer.  Early summer. bloom   24-36 in. x 24-36 in.

590-005-1     Deutzia scabra 'Variegata'     ( Fuzzy deutzia )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This billowy, large shrub is ideal for use as a background plant in the mixed border. As the name Deutzia scabra 'Variegata' suggests, the leaves are variegated in a mottled pattern - pure white tracery against dark green, somewhat puckered leaves. In early summer, 3-6 inch panicles laden with small, star-shaped flowers grace the shrub. The flowers are honey-scented. Occasionally, there are stems that have reverted to all-green, cut these out to maintain the attractive variegation.  Spring to midsummer. bloom   10 ft. x 6 ft.

590-005D4     Deutzia scabra 'Variegata'     ( Fuzzy deutzia )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This billowy, large shrub is ideal for use as a background plant in the mixed border. As the name Deutzia scabra 'Variegata' suggests, the leaves are variegated in a mottled pattern - pure white tracery against dark green, somewhat puckered leaves. In early summer, 3-6 inch panicles laden with small, star-shaped flowers grace the shrub. The flowers are honey-scented. Occasionally, there are stems that have reverted to all-green, cut these out to maintain the attractive variegation.  Spring to midsummer. bloom   10 ft. x 6 ft.

027-024     Dianthus allwoodii 'Raspberry Sherbet'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Raspberry Violet flowers
Dianthus x allwoodii 'Raspberry Sherbet' bears blue-green grass-like foliage with bright single flowers on mid-length stems.  Late spring to summer. bloom   8 in. x 6 in.

027-006     Dianthus arenarius       
Sun     Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Dianthus arenarius forms a mound of narrow bright green foliage sporting deeply fringed fragrant white flowers on 1-foot stems.  Summer. bloom   1 ft.

027-110     Dianthus 'Bath's Pink'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Bath's Pink' bears blue-green foliage and very fragrant single soft pink flowers with a darker eye. This is said to be tolerant of humidity.  Spring to summer. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

027-093     Dianthus 'Bat's Double Red'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Rose flowers
Dianthus 'Bat's Double Red' bears a carnation-type flower with a powerful clove scent. The large, double, rosy mauve blooms have a dark eye and rise 15 inches above the grass-like bluish foliage.  Spring to summer. bloom   15 in. x 15 in.

027-030     Dianthus 'Crimson Treasure'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red Velvet flowers
Dianthus 'Crimson Treasure' is extremely fragrant. The flower color is reminiscent of an old, red velvet, ball gown. The ragged red petals are edged pink with flecks of pink throughout. 2 to 3 flowers per 10-inch stem. Blue-green foliage.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 12. in.

027-030Qt     Dianthus 'Crimson Treasure'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red Velvet flowers
Dianthus 'Crimson Treasure' is extremely fragrant. The flower color is reminiscent of an old, red velvet, ball gown. The ragged red petals are edged pink with flecks of pink throughout. 2 to 3 flowers per 10-inch stem. Blue-green foliage.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 12. in.

027-084     Dianthus 'Dad's Favourite'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red, Purple, White flowers
This antique border pink has been in the trade since the 1800's. Its flowers are semi-double, white and edged in wine red with purple centers. Like so many of the classics, Dianthus `Dad's Favourite' has a spicy fragrance. The gray green foliage is grass-like in appearance.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

027-029     Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Cerise flowers
Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light' is a mat-forming perennial with dense, green, short, narrow foliage that has purple highlights. The single cerise flowers bloom in great profusion.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 12 in.

027-025     Dianthus 'Essex Witch'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Essex Witch' bears finely fringed semi-double rose pink flowers with darker markings. Fragrant.  Summer. bloom   6-8 in.

027-035     Dianthus 'Eydangeri'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
The compact blue-green grassy foliage of Dianthus 'Eydangeri' forms an attractive evergreen mound. The spidery flowers have a spicy fragrance.  Late spring. bloom   6 in. x 12 in.

027-112     Dianthus 'Feuerhexe' ('Fire Witch')       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Carmine Magenta flowers
Dianthus 'Feuerhexe' is also known as rock garden pink. The very low tufts of blue foliage show off the single bright rose pink flowers. The flowers are very intensely scented.  June. bloom   6 in.

027-043     Dianthus freynii       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Next to Dianthus simulans, Dianthus freynii is the tiniest pink we grow. It forms a slightly more tufted mossy mound that is so appealing to touch. Tiny pink flowers in summer.  Summer. bloom   2 in. x 12 in.

027-013     Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies' is a very popular compact pink with numerous small, highly fragrant flowers in summer. Recommended for candying.  Summer. bloom   4 in. x 12 in.

027-009     Dianthus hispanicus       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Although the American Dianthus Society reference says Dianthus hispanicus is pink, our form has single, white, fringed flowers that are extremely fragrant. They will perfume an entire small garden if you like. Blue green foliage.  May to June. bloom   10 in. x 2-3 ft.

027-036D4     Dianthus 'Horatio'     ( Pink )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose Pink flowers
The low, mounded, grassy blue-green foliage of Dianthus 'Horatio' shows off the double rosy flowers which are highly fragrant. Each flower has a darker, maroon eye.  June. bloom   6-8 in. x 24 in.

027-101     Dianthus 'Inchmery'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Inchmery' bears semi-double flowers of pure pink that are a perfect match for the blue foliage. Highly fragrant.  June. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

027-017     Dianthus 'Little Gem'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Dianthus 'Little Gem' forms a carpet of green grass-like foliage with a profusion of small, doubled, rose colored flowers with a spicy scent.  May to June. bloom   5 in. x 8 in.

027-021     Dianthus 'Little Jock'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rosy Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Little Jock' bears compact cushions of blue green foliage. The spicy 3/4-inch flowers are semi-double with a distinct red eye.  Summer. bloom   4 in.

027-045     Dianthus 'Margaret Curtis'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 White, Burgundy Eye flowers
Dianthus 'Margaret Curtis' is a modern border pink bearing scented, white flowers with burgundy eyes. The foliage is evergreen.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 12 in.

027-020     Dianthus 'Mom's Cinnamon Pink'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rich Pink flowers
The almost metallic blue foliage of Dianthus 'Mom's Cinnamon Pink' is in pleasant contrast to the double pink flowers. This heirloom found at Mike's eastern Oregon homestead has a powerful spicy scent.  Summer. bloom   8-10 in.

027-073     Dianthus monspessulanus       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Light Pink flowers
Our Dianthus monspessulanus has light pink scented flowers that are deeply fringed. The foliage is gray-green.  Summer. bloom   20 in. x 8 in.

027-039     Dianthus 'Oakington'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Rose flowers
Dianthus 'Oakington' bears a profusion of 3/4-inch double flowers with a fresh clove scent on 8-inch stems. Dense, low blue foliage.  Summer. bloom   8 in. x 10 in.

027-026     Dianthus 'Pike's Pink'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Pike's Pink' bears three-inch mounds of bluish foliage which sport double soft pink flowers on 6-inch stems during June. Each petal has a trace of dark pink at its base. Sweetly scented.  June. bloom   6 in. x 10 in.

027-032     Dianthus 'Pink Feather' ('Rosa Feder')       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Pink Feather': This rock garden pink has single flowers that are feathery in appearance.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   9 in. x 12 in.

027-099     Dianthus plumarius       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Dianthus plumarius is a parent of many modern hybrids contributing its wonderful blue-gray foliage and its very fragrant flowers to the gene pool.  Spring to summer. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

027-097     Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs. Sinkins'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs. Sinkins' is intensely fragrant, shaggy, double white flowers.  Summer. bloom   6-8 in.

027-016     Dianthus 'Rose de Mai'       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Pink flowers
Dianthus 'Rose de Mai' bears a lovely, double pink flower with rich fragrance above mounds of sturdy, blue-green foliage. This bloomed from summer to early fall in our Texture Garden.  Summer. bloom   10-12 in.

027-027     Dianthus simulans       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rose flowers
Customers often ask us for "the moss growing in the dry border." Indeed, the dense, very short and narrow leaves of Dianthus simulans mound up, and, at first glace, do look like moss. In the spring, tiny carnation flowers of shortened stems dot the mound.  Spring. bloom   3 in. x 6 in.

027-115     Dianthus subacaulis 'Gary Eichhorn'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Although the flowers of Dianthus subacaulis 'Gary Eichhorn' are less than an inch wide, this is one of the longest blooming and most prolific dianthus we have grown. The bright pink of the flowers is cooled by the mounding blue green needle foliage. Be sure to grow this with a gravel crown to protect it from rotting in wet winters.  Late spring through summer. bloom   8 in. x 24 in.

089-012     Diascia 'Andrew'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Watermelon Pink flowers
Diascia 'Andrew' bears lax stems with small arrow shaped, lightly serrated foliage. Large (for this genus) watermelon pink blooms with very long spurs.  Summer to fall. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

089-006     Diascia 'Blackthorn Apricot'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Apricot flowers
Diascia 'Blackthorn Apricot' bears large, ruffled apricot-orange flowers. It has a slightly more open habit than other Diascias, making it a good candidate for combinations in the border or a container.  Summer to fall. bloom   8 in. x 12 in.

089-011     Diascia 'Coral Belle'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Coral flowers
Diascia 'Coral Belle' has shiny arrow-shaped serrated foliage with hot coral blooms bearing medium spurs. Lovely in combination with silver foilage.  Summer to fall. bloom   10 in. x 18 in.

089-007     Diascia 'Elliot's Variety'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Pink flowers
Diascia 'Elliot's Variety' has large heart-shaped, lightly serrated leaves. Chubby pale pink blooms with freckled throats and a dot of yellow inside. Lovely pastel.  Summer to fall. bloom   1.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

089-003     Diascia fetcaniensis       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Diascia fetcaniensis bear rich pink flowers with a dark bruise in the bonnet. 18-inch stems with fuzzy mid-green leaves.  Summer to fall. bloom   15 in. x 15 in.

089-015     Diascia 'Hector's Hardy'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Ruby-Pink flowers
The small ruby-pink flowers of Diascia 'Hector's Hardy' have a dark center. The foliage is narrow and willowy.  Summer to fall. bloom   12 in. x 20 in.

089-029     Diascia 'Jack Elliot'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Pink flowers
The flower stems of Diascia 'Jack Elliot' are upright with 3/4-inch wide and 3/4-inch long, somewhat cupped, pink flowers with large down-curving spurs. The inch-wide arrow-shaped leaves are lightly toothed and short-stemmed. A Great Plant Picks selection.  June to frost. bloom   15 in. x 18 in.

089-026     Diascia 'Katherine'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Coral Pink flowers
The white margins of the silver-veiled, arrow-shaped leaves on Diascia 'Katherine' help to show off the bright, compact flowering stems Twin-spurred flowers have dark interiors and pronouncedly longer and wider lower lips than many other diascias. Eye-catching in the garden or containers.  Summer. bloom   6-7 in. x 10 in.

089-024     Diascia 'Langthorn's Lavender'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lavender flowers
Diascia 'Langthorn's Lavender' is the spitting image of Diascia 'Lilac Belle.' Perhaps they are one and the same. Masses of small lavender flowers on upright stems.  Summer to fall. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

089-017     Diascia 'Lilac Belle'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lavender Pink flowers
Diascia 'Lilac Belle' has dark green, narrow serrated foliage. Small lavender-pink flowers deepening at the center. The spurs are insignificant. Floriferous.  Summer to fall. bloom   8-10 in. x 12 in.

089-019     Diascia 'Lucy'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Light Coral flowers
Diascia 'Lucy' bears light coral blooms with short spurs and a bruise colored blotch in the upper bonnet. The foliage is small.  Summer to fall. bloom   8-10 in. x 12 in.

089-023     Diascia 'Red Start'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Rich Apricot flowers
Diascia 'Red Start' is not red in flower, but perhaps a good "start" toward red. The flowers are a sunset apricot or perhaps the color of the richest pink salmon steak with a hint of smoke. This is a compact plant that blooms spring to fall if cut back after each round of bloom. The small lance-shaped leaves are rich green.  Spring to summer. bloom   8 in. x 12 in.

089-002     Diascia 'Ruby Fields'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Dusky Rose flowers
Diascia 'Ruby Fields' is compact and very floriferous with dusky rose flowers.  Summer to fall. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

089-009     Diascia 'Salmon Supreme'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Apricot -Rose flowers
Diascia 'Salmon Supreme' ('Hector Harrison') bears apricot-rose flowers that are densely packed at the ends of the lax stems. Spreading habit.  Summer to fall. bloom   15 in. x 24 in.

089-036     Diascia 'Strawberry Sundae'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Diascia 'Strawberry Sundae' has arrow-shaped leaves that are lightly serrated on their margins. The 3/4-inch flowers are bright pink with a slight blue cast. Their interiors are dark rose as are the tips of the double spurs at the back of the flowers. Very free flowering.  Spring to autumn. bloom   12-13 inches x 12 inches

089-001     Diascia vigilis       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Diascia vigilis is a delicate and airy spreader with subdued pink flowers. One of the hardiest. We have used this at the edge of a border near our parking lot and customers are immediately drawn to it. A little midsummer shearing keeps it neat and blooming through the end of the growing season.  Summer to fall. bloom   15 in. x 36 in.

089-035     Diascia 'White'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Diascia 'White' bears truly white bonnets, with a blush of coral pink on the inside and reverse of the upper bonnet. The foliage is arrowhead shaped, mid-green and lightly notched along the edges. It seems almost incongruous to think of a white diascia when so many customers want hot pinks and corals, but this is a really fine performer which produces masses of bloom. An excellent choice for a spot that will be viewed in the evening, the white mass of flowers really glows at dusk.  Spring to autumn. bloom   8 in. x 12 in.

028-003     Dicentra 'Langtrees'     ( Bleeding Heart )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The finely cut blue gray foliage of Dicentra 'Langtrees' with its blush of pink holds up well in the heat, only going dormant if left unwatered. The clusters of heart-shaped white flowers are a perfect complement. A fine delicate looking companion for ferns, hostas or asarums. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

028-024-1     Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rich Rose/White flowers
The cultivar name, Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart (Pope)', certainly lets you know that the foliage is golden and that the flowers are heart-shaped, however, a name can only go so far. The green to gold leaves are held on peach-colored stems. A row of bright rose hearts with white bases dangles from the end of each flowering stem. Bred by Nori Pope at Hadspen House Nursery, England. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

028-024     Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rosy Pink flowers
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' is from Hadspen House Nursery in Castle Cary, England. This is such a vivid foliage plant, it sells out every spring. Well-divided, fern-like foliage in brilliant gold with pink stains up the stems. The flower spikes bearing rosy pink Dutchman breeches flowers rise up to 3 ft. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   24 in. x 26 in.

851-001D4     Dichroa febrifuga       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lavender flowers
When we first saw Dichroa febrifuga blooming late in the season at Portland's Chinese Garden, we wondered what kind of hydrangea stayed evergreen and bloomed in the autumn. The foliage is large and well-veined. The clustered flowerhead does remind one of a hydrangea, however it is followed by stunning blue fruit that holds through the fall.  Autumn to winter. bloom   5-8 ft. x 5 ft.

851-002D4     Dichroa versicolor 'Blue Flowered'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lavender flowers
Coming into bloom in late September, this elegant Chinese shrub extends the hydrangea blooming season into the fall. Dichroa versicolor 'Blue Flowered' bears clusters of 5-pointed star flowers have vivid violet filaments. The large hydrangea-like leaves are 9 inches long and 4 inches wide. They turn soft yellow with rosy hightlights as the weather cools. Their leaf stems are dark rose as well.  Summer to autumn. bloom   5-8 ft. x 5 ft.

341-007D4     Dierama dracomontanum       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Pink flowers
In contrast to Dierama pulcherimum (pumila), Dierama dracomontanum only gets about 30 inches tall. The pink, bell shaped flowers dangle on delicate arching stems. (These are two year old plants.)  Summer. bloom   30 in.

341-001D4     Dierama pulcherrimum     ( Angel's fishing rod )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink to Claret flowers
Dierama pulcherrimum are also known as Angel's fishing fod which describes the way the tall arching spikes of tubular, bell-shaped flowers nod in the summer breezes. Thin, fountain-like grassy foliage is attractive during throughout the growing season. (These are seedlings from our garden plants.)  Summer. bloom   3-5 ft.

739-001D4     Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly' (Pieter Zwijnenburg) is also known as Bush honeysuckle. Terminal clusters of pale yellow flowers in late spring. This has repeated bloom for us in October. The glossy, lance-shaped foliage whorls up the reddened stems putting on a modest display of color in the fall.  May to June. bloom   3-5 ft. x 3-5 ft.

739-001-1     Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly' (Pieter Zwijnenburg) is also known as Bush honeysuckle. Terminal clusters of pale yellow flowers in late spring. This has repeated bloom for us in October. The glossy, lance-shaped foliage whorls up the reddened stems putting on a modest display of color in the fall.  May to June. bloom   3-5 ft. x 3-5 ft.

739-002D4     Diervilla splendens (x)       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
This is a cross of garden origin between D. sessilifolia x D. lonicera found sometime in the 1850's. Because of its medium size and the fact that it can tolerate drier sites, Diervilla x splendens is a versatile shrub that is useful both at stabilizing slopes and as part of the understory of large trees. It is a naturally colorful shrub with bronze highlights in its leaves and red in its stems. Although not showy, the clusters of yellow tubular flowers complement this mix of colors perfectly. Gold colors the leaves in the autumn.  Early summer to late summer. bloom   3-5 ft. x 4-6 ft.

739-002-1     Diervilla splendens (x)       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
This is a cross of garden origin between D. sessilifolia x D. lonicera found sometime in the 1850's. Because of its medium size and the fact that it can tolerate drier sites, Diervilla x splendens is a versatile shrub that is useful both at stabilizing slopes and as part of the understory of large trees. It is a naturally colorful shrub with bronze highlights in its leaves and red in its stems. Although not showy, the clusters of yellow tubular flowers complement this mix of colors perfectly. Gold colors the leaves in the autumn.  Early summer to late summer. bloom   3-5 ft. x 4-6 ft.

029-002     Digitalis ferruginea     ( Rusty Foxglove. )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rust Red flowers
Digitalis ferruginea bears one-inch rust-red flowers on densely packed spires. Handsome, veined, dark green strap foliage. From SE Europe, W. Asia. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late spring to summer. bloom   4 ft.

029-001     Digitalis grandiflora     ( Yellow Foxglove )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Digitalis grandiflora bloom along our parking area where the soft yellow tubular flowers rise on upright stems behind a flounce of soft pink Diascia vigilis, a strangely pleasing combination. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late spring to summer. bloom   2-2.5 ft. x 1 ft.

029-004     Digitalis lutea       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Yellow flowers
Digitalis lutea has been absent from our catalogue for several years, but not forgotten. This is distinguished by its racemes of very narrow short yellow flowers and its glossy, lance-shaped, dark green foliage. An easy-to-add complement to the mixed summer border.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 12 in.

029-005     Digitalis mertonensis       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Strawberry Puree flowers
Digitalis x mertonensis is a cross between Digitalis grandiflora and D. purpurea. The foliage has a rugged crinkled appearance and the large, tubular flowers are an unusual but attractive pink that resembles the color of crushed strawberries.  Summer. bloom   24-30 in. x 12 in.

729-003     Disporopsis arisanensis       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Taiwan. The low arching stems do such a thorough job of covering the soil that we rarely notice their clusters of small bell-shaped flowers hiding under them. The thick, evergreen leaves are 4.5 inches long and 2 wide. Ribbed and glossy, they add luster to the woodland floor. After 5 years, our plant has formed a 3-foot pool under a towering rhododendron. Regular weekly watering during dry periods will keep Disporopsis arisanensis looking its best.  June. bloom   9 inches x spreading

729-002D4     Disporopsis pernyi (Bill Baker's Form)       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Disporopsis pernyi (Bill Baker's Form) is a lovely woodland perennial, similar in habit to our Solomon's seal, with glossy, dark, evergreen leaves that alternate down the arching stems. The subtle white flowers dangle from the undersides of the stems. They are bell-shaped with black stripes inside and on the petal tips. Later dark fruits develop. And, if that is not enough to recommend it, it can even take deep shade. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   18 in. x 12 in.

505-010     Disporum bodinieri       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
China. Diana Reeck from Collector's Nursery introduced us to Disporum bodinieri which she collected during a trip to China. The thin upright stems need to be staked if this is grown in too much shade because they tend to flop. The glossy narrow lance-shaped to obovate leaves are deeply etched with veins running longitudinally from stem to tip which gives the leaves a nice texture. Underneath the terminal leaves hide the delicate white bell flowers in sets of 2 or 3. The fruits ripen from green to purple by the end of summer.  May and June. bloom   56 in. x 10 in.

505-012     Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy Green flowers
Thanks to the expeditions of Dan Hinkley from the original Heronswood Nursery, we have this dramatic woodland perennial with bamboo-like stems that have dark new growth that turns green as it ages. Tan bracts at the leaf-nodes also are reminiscent of bamboo, as is its rizomatous nature. In flower, however, the plant is clearly in the Lily Family and produces small black fruits later in the season. The glossy foliage remains evergreen in milder climates. (The species of this plant has recently been properly identified as D. longistylum but the plant is in the trade as D. cantoniense.)  Late spring, early summer. bloom   3-5 ft. x 3 ft.

505-008D4     Disporum flavens     ( Fairy bells )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Yellow flowers
Korea. In 2007, when we installed our new woodland garden, we included many lilaceous shade lovers. One of them is this graceful clump-forming perennial. Disporum flavens is rhizomatous in nature but has always been polite. The slender fleshy stems are slightly nodding at their tips where pendant flowers in sets of 1 to 3 dangle. In the fall, attractive, glossy black fruits appear. The narrow lance-shaped leaves which are found toward the base of the plant measure up to six inches in length.  April. bloom   30 in. x 12 in.

505-003D4     Disporum sessile 'Variegatum'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Disporum sessile 'Variegatum' is a lovely, spreading woodland groundcover. The rounded, lance-shaped leaves are striped and margined in white. Flowers are pendant white bells with green tips.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   18 in. x 36 in.

158-007     Dodecatheon dentatum       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This native of the Northwest is found in the central and eastern Columbia Gorge. The pale flowers of Dodecatheon dentatum dangle above rosettes of light green rounded leaves. Flowers can rise on stems from 5 to 15 in.  Late spring. bloom   5-15 in.

158-008     Dodecatheon jeffreyi       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Lavender Pink to White flowers
Dodecatheon jeffreyi is found throughout the Pacific Northwest in vernal meadows and areas of snowmelt. This form from N. California has a basal clump of large lance-shaped leaves. The large shooting-star flowers form in umbels atop the stems. Flowers are pale lavender pink fading to white at their tips.  Spring. bloom   12-18 in. x 6 in.

158-003     Dodecatheon meadia     ( Shooting stars )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Magenta Pink flowers
This N. American native blooms in deciduous woods and prairies. The pendant flowers with recurved petals of Dodecatheon meadia look as if they were shooting stars. Plants go dormant after bloom. (Two-year old plants)  Mid to late spring. bloom   10-12 in.

158-001     Dodecatheon meadia 'Pink'     ( Shooting stars )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Found in various parts of the East Coast and the Midwest in meadows and woodlands, Dodecathoen media are true heralds of spring. The flowering scapes rise up from a flattened basal rosette made up of rounded lance-shaped leaves. These stems can have as many as twenty nodding flowers, each looking like a slender shuttlecock. Their petals are swept back exposing the pointed junction of the yellow stamens in front. The seedlings we offer here are from a pink population.  Mid- to late spring. bloom   16 in. x 10 in.

159-001D4     Doronicum carpetanum       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8 Yellow flowers
This native of the Pyrenees forms large clumps of heart-shaped basal foliage. The yellow rayed flowers (2-3 per stem) of Doronicum carpetanum light up our woodland garden for months. Ideal for a moist woodland garden.  May to June. bloom   24 in. x 12 in.

292-001D4     Dorycnium hirsutum       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Visitors to the nursery always ask about our Dorycnium hirsutum. A dense, compact shrub with silky, silvery foliage. The pale pink pea flowers leave behind equally attractive ruddy fruits that extend the beauty of this plant late into the fall. An interesting addition to a well drained sunny border or container.  Summer. bloom   2.5 x 2.5

162-014     Dracocephalum renatii (white form)       
Sun     Zones 7, 8 White flowers
Morocco. Dracocephalum renatii (white form) bears half-inch snap-dragon flowers in terminal clusters on a compact rock garden plant. The tiny anther tips are dark red and show up as a fine detail in the flowers. The small gray foliage is aromatic.  May to July. bloom   4-6 in. x 8-10 in.

536-001D4     Dracunculus vulgaris     ( Dragon arum )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Maroon flowers
The sheer size of the two-foot plus leathery maroon spathe is what stops visitors. Give Dracunculus vulgaris a well-drained spot at the edge of a woods or in full sun but do keep it away from the picnic table because, when in bloom, the plant smells like carrion. The leaves and stems are attractively mottled in purple.  Summer. bloom   5 ft. x 2 ft.

541-001D4     Drimys lanceolata     ( Pepper tree )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Tasmania. Drimys lanceolata is conventionally rated as not hardy in the Pacific Northwest but we have had it growing on our south-facing hillside for many years. An evergreen shrub that is striking for its red stems and glossy but leathery dark green leaves. In late spring this produces clusters of white flowers.  Late spring. bloom   12 ft. x 8 ft.

488-002     Dryas integrifolia       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Dryas integrifolia is a vigorous ground-cover that has white outward facing flowers with yellow centers. In early summer, the fluffy seedheads are charming, reminding us of pulsatilla seedheads. Small, evergreen, oak-like leaves are lightly scalloped along their margins and bluish white underneath. This is a plant that always looks good.  Spring. bloom   4 in. x 36 in.

311-011D4     Dryopteris affinis       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Dryopteris affinis is also known as Golden-scaled male fern. This fern gives visual rhythm to the woodland garden. The lower sets of pinnae are attached at an angle to the stipe, while the upper ones are flatly in line with it. The result is a slight cock in the direction of each frond. Golden hair-like scales are visible on the reverse sides of the stipes.    3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

311-017     Dryopteris affinis 'Stableri Crisped'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Dryopteris affinis 'Stableri Crisped' can tolerate some sun. The long semi-evergreen fronds are narrow and the pinnae are short and have a congested quality at their tips.    3 ft. x 3 ft.

311-010     Dryopteris erythrosora     ( Autumn fern )     
Sun to Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
As the common name Autumn fern indicates, the cool weather brings out autumnal highlights in Dryopteris erythrosora, a very versatile deciduous fern. The spring growth is also colorful, the emerging foliage having coppery pink tones. Try this with dark leafed Heuchera and mid-sized gold leafed Hosta for a stunning effect. Needs evenly moist conditions. A Great Plant Picks selection.    2-3 ft.

311-005     Dryopteris lepidopoda     ( Sunset Fern )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
From the Himalayas, China and Taiwan. The 1- to 2-foot fronds of Dryopteris lepidopoda are semi-evergreen. The blades are broadly lance-shaped; the pinna are long-pointed; and the segments of the pinna have rounded tips. A Great Plant Picks selection.    1-2 ft. x 2 ft.

311-046     Dryopteris remota       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Judith Jones of Fancy Fronds told us Dryopteris remota was a good, drought tolerent, virtually indestructible fern for our customers with difficult shade sites. She was right. The semi-evergreen fronds are dense in habit but the division of the pinnae gives them a delicate appearance.    2-3 ft. x 2-3 ft.


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