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832-001-1     Pachyphragma macrophilla       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Friends introduced us to Pachyphragma macrophilla when it was being evaluated for Great Plant Pick status. Because it is self-seeding, it has not attained that honor, but, nonetheless, remains a special plant in our shade garden. Semi-evergreen leaves are up to 7 inches wide and look like giant viola leaves. The corymbs of pure white flowers mock the cold and continue to bloom for an extended season blending in beautifully with the earliest spring bulbs. The seedlings are very easy to remove if not wanted.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   12 in. x 30 in.

593-002     Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'     ( Japanese spurge )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This versatile evergreen groundcover is especially useful in difficult shady sites. Japanese spurge is well know for its vigor and running habit but these traits are exactly what is called for sometimes. Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen' is especially attractive in the shade because, as the name implies, its four-inch leaves are glossy and bring amibient light into the shade. 'Green Sheen' is easy, somewhat drought tolerant, and capable of densely covering a site.  Early summer. bloom   8 in. x indefinite

593-001     Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'     ( Variegated Japanese spurge )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Pachysandra is often used in large commercial landscapes as a groundcover. This variegated form is much less vigorous and more showy. The glossy leaves are blue green with irregularly patterned cream margins. Japanese spurge is also used because it is not attractive to deer. Remember to water Pachysandra terminalis `Variegata' on a regular basis during dry periods to keep it looking its best.  Early summer. bloom   10 in. x 24 in.

210-028D4     Paeonia caucasica       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Magenta Pink flowers
These Paeonia caucasica are seedlings of our seed raised plant. The parent has extraordinarily red stems and leaves as it emerges in the spring. Large rosy pink flowers with trembling golden thread-like anthers give way to three-horned fruits. The fruits then open to reveal red and purple blue seeds. It's quite a show.  May. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

301-002-1     Panicum virgatum     ( Switch grass. )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Panicum virgatum produces an airy cloud of tiny red flowers that hover over gray green arching foliage. A splendid backdrop for the late summer garden.  Summer. bloom   5-6 ft.

301-007-1     Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
When Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine' blooms in late summer it creates a halo of airy golden inflorescences atop towering stems. The fairly broad blue foliage turns golden as the autumn comes on.  Summer. bloom   6-8 ft. x 3 ft.

301-005-1     Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
We have been surprised by the immense size of Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' PP11202. The broad blades are blue-green. In late summer, airy panicles of tiny plum colored flowers appear. A wonderful addition to the border.  Late summer. bloom   6 ft. x 3.5 ft.

301-004-1     Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
We grow Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' in the Rose and Clematis Border where its narrow blue blades serve as a textural backdrop for yellow flowering perennials. Dark burgundy inflorescences are held high above the foliage in late summer.  Late summer. bloom   4.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

301-009-1     Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'     ( Switch grass )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
We have found the switch grasses to be some of the easiest ornamental grasses to care for in our low water borders. However, as much as we love Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah', for example, it is a fairly short grass. Sometimes we need a taller grass. And so we are delighted to now grow this stately switch grass which was introduced by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin. Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' has fairly broad leaves which take on a shimmering gold color as the weather cools. The blades are 1/2 inch wide and curl inward slightly. Rick Darke in his The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Gardens says the the leaf has a thick cuticle that gives it its drought resistance. The airy inflorescences are about 8 inches in length and bloom within the tips of the leaves, not above them.  August to September. bloom   6 ft. x 1 ft.

301-001D4     Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'     ( Red switch grass. )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
The leaves of Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' turn entirely dark red in the fall, tawny in winter. We combined this with Penstemon 'Mother of Pearl' and Knautia macedonica 'Ruby Star' to draw out the beauty of the tiny, dot-like, red inflorescences. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft.

301-008D4     Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
The leaves of Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' are blue green but very quickly develop rich burgundy highlights which they hold well into the fall. Very popular here at the nursery. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft.

301-003-1     Panicum virgatum 'Strictum'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Panicum virgatum 'Strictum' is an upright form with blue green foliage. Bright yellow fall color with ruddy inflorescences.  Late summer. bloom   5-6 ft.

058-009     Papaver miyabeanum       
Sun     Zone 5,6,7,8 Pale Yellow flowers
There is much confusion about this species and its other Japanese counterpart P. fauriei. Found in the Kuril Islands and Russia, this is a very hardy, somewhat short-lived perennial. Papery, pale yellow flowers measure up to 1 1/4 inches in width. They are solitary and bowl-shaped but produced over a long period of time. Flower stems are about 6 inches in length. The flowers are followed by interesting knob-like seed capsules that are rounded on top. The silvery rosettes of deeply lobed leaves are very attractive,  Summer. bloom   6 in. x 6 in.

058-003D4     Papaver orientale 'Turken Louis'     ( Oriental poppy )     
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Orange Red flowers
There is almost nothing quite so exotic as an extra-large oriental poppy flower, especially one that looks like it has been created from mysteriously shellacked, scarlet crepe paper and fixed on its stem with an inky button. Surrounded by upright, green leaves lined with shimmering silver bristles, Papaver orientale 'Turken Louis' still has the power to attract even the most jaded of gardeners. Given good drainage and sun, oriental poppies are easy to grow. This clump-forming perennial can be divided in the spring.  Late spring to midsummer. bloom   2-3 ft. x 2-3 ft.

211-002D4     Paradisea lusitanica       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Portugal. Paradisea lusitanica is a vigorous, rhizomatous perennial that forms spreading clumps. The grass-like foliage emerges in the spring, followed by tall spikes of small, white, saucer-shaped flowers. This can be used to naturalize on banks in sun or part shade.  Early summer. bloom   5 ft.

326-001     Parahebe catarractae       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
From New Zealand. Parahebe catarractae is an evergreen subshrub with small, glossy, green leaves. Long blooming clusters of little saucer-shaped flowers. Excellent for border front. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   16 in. x 24 in.

326-003D4     Parahebe catarractae 'Delight'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Blue flowers
Parahebe catarractae 'Delight' is an evergreen sub shrub with small glossy green leaves. Long blooming clusters of small saucer-shaped flowers. Excellent for border front. From New Zealand. Parahebe catarractae is a Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   16 in. x 24 in.

326-004     Parahebe olsenii       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pinkish White flowers
We have not been able to find literature on Parahebe olsenii. Shiny, rounded, evergreen foliage. The white flowered, inch-long bloom spikes, are held above the foliage.  Summer. bloom   2 in. x 36 in.

326-002D4     Parahebe perfoliata       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Blue flowers
All those who attend our workshops witness Parahebe perfoliata spilling its glaucous blue foliage onto our stone terrace. It is framed by the blue and peach tones that are echoed throughout the blue corner of our Four Seasons Garden. This is an ideal evergreen shrublet to sustain the blue theme there throughout the year. In summer it sports loose Veronica-like panicles of blue flowers. Many claim this is not winter hardy but we have had very good luck with it in our garden. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 18 in.

308-002-1     Parthenocissus tricuspidata     ( Boston Ivy )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Inconspicuous flowers
This asiatic vine is well-known for its ability to cover large walls and for its brilliant, fiery, fall color. Because it is self-attaching, it is often used on walls that are difficult to trellis. The glossy foliage of Parthenocissus tricuspidata is three-pointed and looks attractive spring through the autumn. In the winter a net of black, leafless stems creates interesting patterns.  July. bloom   60 ft. x spreading

407-001D4     Passiflora caerulea       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White/Purple flowers
Passiflora caerulea is a densely foliaged climber that has large flowers shaped like an ivory wheel with purple-blue radials and a raised blue axis. Visitors are still "oohing and aahing" at the flowers in October. Fragrant. From Argentina.  Summer to early fall. bloom   30 ft.

407-009D4     Passiflora caerulea 'White Crown'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
Passiflora caerulea 'White Crown' is a pure white form of the species with all white petals and filaments.  Mid to late summer. bloom   20 ft.

060-003     Patrinia gibbosa       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Patrinia gibbosa has airy 6-inch corymbs of tiny bright yellow flowers. But that is not the end of its display. The chartreuse flower bracts remain upright and attractive well into the fall.  June to July. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

935-001D4     Paxistima myrsinites     ( Oregon boxwood )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Red flowers
Oregon boxwood is an apt common name for Paxistima myrsinites. With its small, glossy leaves and its compact habit it resembles that common hedging plant. This evergreen shrub is endemic to many of the mountainous regions of western North America and so it is a worthy addition to western-style native plant gardens. We have grown it for many years and have tried it with low to almost no supplemental water. It survived very well and its dark green foliage was a welcome sight in the heat of summer. The small flowers are clustered in the leaf axils. They are not showy and are easily overlooked. The deer, however, will not overlook the foliage which is part of their browse in the wild.  Summer. bloom   1-2 ft. x 1-2 ft.

752-002     Pelargonium sidoides 'Magenta'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Magenta flowers
South Africa. The rounded, velvety, gray leaves of Pelargonium sidoides 'Magenta' stay evergreen. The very dark magenta flowers bloom over an exceptionally long time. Try this in a dry border.  Summer to fall. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

251-001D4     Peltoboykinia tellimoides       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Greenish Yellow flowers
Peltoboykinia tellimoides is a herbaceous, Japanese woodland species grown for its dramatic foliage. The medium green leaves rise on central stems and can measure up to a foot across. They are lobed and toothed along their margins. The flowers are small and bell-shaped opening in terminal clusters on the flowering stems. It is easy to grow with regular summer water or in naturally damp sites. Its bold foliage contrasts well with fine-textured ferns and other small-leaved treasures.  Early summer. bloom   36 in. x 30 in.

302-006-1     Pennisetum alopecuroides     ( Fountain grass )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Pennisetum alopecuroides is extremely popular at the nursery when the 5- to 10-inch, tan, foxtail inflorescences are in full bloom. Young and old love to touch them. Leaves are green turning gold in the autumn light.  August to September. bloom   2-3 ft.

302-008-1     Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' bears light brown foxtail inflorescences that contrast with the leaves as they turn golden with red tints in the autumn.  August to September. bloom   3 ft.

302-001-1     Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'     ( Dwarf fountain grass. )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' is a short form of species. Creamy white blooms.  Late summer. bloom   1-2 ft.

302-001D4     Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'     ( Dwarf fountain grass. )     
    
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' is a short form of species. Creamy white blooms.   

302-002-1     Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'     ( Black seeded fountain grass. )     
sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' is noted for its blackish foxtail inflorescences which nestle in the graceful foliage. Blooms very late for us.  Fall. bloom   2-3 ft.

302-012-1     Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'     ( Fountain grass )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
This ornamental grass was developed by Brent Horvath from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Illinois. We have grown it for many years and have been very impressed with its large, reddish bottlebrush inflorescences which it holds high in its foliage. The color of the inflorescences is slow to fade. Another asset of Pennisetum alopecuroides `Red Head' is the exceptionally upright foliage. As the cool of autumn approaches, the leaves take on attractive tawny tones. We like to leave the foliage in place for the winter and cut it back in late February or early March.  Summer. bloom   22 in. x 30 in.

302-013-1     Pennisetum 'Karly Rose'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Pennisetum 'Karly Rose' PP12909 was named by its finder David Skwiot for his daughter. It is distinguished by its smokey rose-purple, bottle brush-like inflorescences which appear early in the summer and turn tawny as they age. This fountain-grass forms a tight mound with arching leaves and flower stems. A Great Plant Picks selection.  June. bloom   30-40 in. x 30 in.

302-005-1     Pennisetum orientale     ( Fountain grass. )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Pennisetum orientale is a very showy grass that is exceptionally floriferous. Fountains of gray green foliage and whitish inflorescences. A Great Plant Picks selection.  July to October. bloom   2.5 ft.

302-004D4     Pennisetum villosum     ( Feather top )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10
Africa. The common name of Pennisetum villosum (feather grass) describes this grass when it is in bloom. Cascades of creamy white, plume-like inflorescences that are hard to resist.  July to August. bloom   2.5 ft.

061-110     Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Apple Blossom' boasts large, white-throated flowers that are clear pink on the outside and on the lips.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-271     Penstemon 'Aurora'       
Sun     Zone (7), 8, 9 Coral flowers
Penstemon 'Aurora' is a Joy Creek Nursery introduction for 2011. This unusually colored penstemon was found as a seedling in our garden. On the outside the floral tube is rich coral pink fading to white from the lips to the base. In the interior, the coral pink lower lip gives way to a delicate necklace of purple and fades to white with a few distinct guidelines leading into the interior. The way the flowers glow in the light reminded us of the mythical Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn. Aurora is also the name of a utopian community in the nearby Willamette Valley that was founded in 1856.  Summer to autumn. bloom   24-28 in. x 12 in.

061-229     Penstemon 'Bev Jensen'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Penstemon 'Bev Jensen' has amazingly broad flowers - bigger than Penstemon 'Raspberry Flair.' The lips of the flowers are a rich, rosy velvet. There is distinct burgundy streaking in the throat and bold burgundy scalloping in the lower lip. Broad mid-green foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft.

061-194     Penstemon 'Blackbird'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Burgundy flowers
Penstemon 'Blackbird' has slender, rich burgundy flowers which tend to remain tubular and not open out at the lips. Broad leaves on striking reddish stems. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-002     Penstemon 'Blue Midnight'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple Blue flowers
Penstemon 'Blue Midnight' (Midnight) has medium sized dark purple blue flowers and medium width foliage. Of all the garden hybrid Penstemons, `Blue Midnight' along with Penstemon `Garnett' have been the most cold hardy for us. The plant has narrow leaves that may indicate the influence of Penstemon campanulatus or Pestemon kunthii in its genetic makeup. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

061-103     Penstemon campanulatus       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pinkish Purple flowers
Penstemon campanulatus is a tough evergreen shrublet. Its narrow, dark green foliage looks good year-round. It also blooms longer than most other Penstemon species.  Summer to first frost. bloom   12-18 in. x 18 in.

061-190     Penstemon campanulatus 'Evelyn'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
This lovely penstemon languished forgotten for years under the shade of a large Rhamnus. When the Rhamnus was pruned, it came back to its former glory. We were happy to see its smaller, somewhat pouch-like, tubular flowers which are produced with such exuberance throughout the summer. Its narrow foliage is rich green. In habit, it is short and somewhat compact. Because of its ancestry, it is plenty hardy for our Pacific Northwest gardens.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

061-003     Penstemon cardwellii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
Penstemon cardwellii is a NW Native. This is one of our easiest native penstemon to grow. In the Portland area, it comes into bloom at the height of spring and creates quite a display with its clusters of tubular flowers. What is really impressive, however, is what a lovely evergreen shrublet this is when it is not in bloom. The glossy, somewhat rounded leaves are irregularly serrated. They cover stems that root as they travel. We grow this in well-drained soil with minimal summer water.  May. bloom   10 in. x 2 ft.

061-196     Penstemon 'Cerise Kissed'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rosy Red flowers
Penstemon 'Cerise Kissed' is a Joy Creek Introduction chosen for the size of bloom, strength of color and overall habit. This was originally known as one of our 'Lip Series' because of its vivid painted lips and white throat. Fellow Penstemon addict Peter James exclaimed , "She's definitely not subtle!" upon seeing this one. Vibrant rosy red lips with a pure white throat.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2 ft. x 15 in.

061-155     Penstemon 'Cherry Glow'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Cherry Red flowers
Penstemon 'Cherry Glow' boasts cherry red flowers that are accented by purple calyces and red stems which make this an especially attractive addition to our penstemon collection. The white throat is muted by red guide-lines giving the flower an overall red appearance. The leaves are mid-width and about 4.5 inches long. They are dark green.  Summer to autumn. bloom   3-4 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-135     Penstemon confertus     ( Yellow penstemon )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Pale Yellow flowers
Penstemon confertus is native to mid-elevation sites throughout the Northwest often at the edge of forests or in meadows. Although it is commonly called the yellow penstemon, a color unusual in penstemon, its flowers are not bright yellow but soft yellow, sometimes even cream. The flowers are arranged in dense whorls on upright stems above more-or-less evergreen mats of bright green, lance-shaped foliage. This is a good pollinator plant for Northwest gardeners.  May to August. bloom   8 in x 20 in

061-280     Penstemon 'Coral Flair'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Coral Pink flowers
A 2013 Joy Creek Introduction. This is the second "flaired" penstemon we have released and joins our earlier introduction, 'Raspberry Flair'. Here, the extra large flowers have coral pink lips and broad dark raspberry guidelines in their throats that remind us of "flairs." The flowers are arranged in somewhat triangular, one-sided racemes that often contain up to forty flowers per stem. Like all of the garden penstemon, Penstemon `Coral Flair' wants good drainage, occasional summer water and sun.  Summer to early autumn. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-197     Penstemon 'Coral Kissed'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Coral/White flowers
Penstemon 'Coral Kissed' is a Joy Creek Introduction. Salmon pink buds open to large flowers with a trace of coral pink on the lips and pure white throats.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-111     Penstemon 'Elfin Pink'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
This Penstemon barbatus cross is definitely hardier than the Garden Hybrid Penstemon that we grow. The somewhat rounded leaves of `Elfin Pink' form a dense, woody, evergreen mound that is attractive throughout the year. In the spring, 18-inch bloom spikes bear colorful flowers with distinct interior guide lines. The lower three lobes of the flowers recurve back in welcome to incoming pollinators.  Mid-spring to early summer. bloom   12-18 in. x 12-18 in.

061-221     Penstemon 'Elizabeth Cozzens'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Lilac-Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Elizabeth Cozzens' has lilac-pink flowers that are medium sized with magenta streaking in their throats. The foliage is lance-shaped, short, and mid-green. The buds are cream deepening to lilac.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2-2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-231     Penstemon 'Enor'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Purple flowers
Some do not see the appeal of yet another purple penstemon. However, Penstemon 'Enor' is special. The broad shiny foliage is decidedly darker than any garden penstemon we have grown. In other words, this plant both looks and is robust, producing a generous display of medium-sized tubular flowers all season.  June to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-008     Penstemon euglaucus       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Medium Blue flowers
Found in the Central Cascade Range of Oregon, Penstemon euglaucus forms a woody groundcover with evergreen blue foliage. It bears 12- to 18-inches stems with small, tubular blue flowers. Needs sun and good drainage but has been a reliable, long-lived perennial.  Early summer. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

061-261     Penstemon 'Flamingo'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rose and White flowers
Penstemon 'Flamingo' has large white-throated flowers with deep rosy lips. The upper lobes are very reflexed back over the white flower tube. All of this is shown off well by the somewhat stiff stems that hold the flowers up and out for viewing.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-213     Penstemon 'Garden Star'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Garden Star' grows clusters of clear pink one-inch flowers above mid-width apple green foliage. Less white in the throat than others.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-010     Penstemon 'Garnet'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Garnet Red flowers
Penstemon 'Garnet' was originally known as 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn,' but the short English name seems perfect. Medium sized garnet red flowers with carmine red penciling in the tube. Of all the garden hybrid Penstemons, `Garnet' along with Penstemon `Blue Midnight' have been the most cold hardy. The plant has narrow leaves that may indicate the influence of Penstemon campanulatus or Pestemon kunthii in its genetic makeup. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-250     Penstemon 'Geoff Hamilton'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Bright Deep Cerise flowers
Penstemon 'Geoff Hamilton' has very bright flowers with 1 3/4-inch tubes and lobes of bright deep cerise. The interior of the tubes are marked with burgundy guidelines. The foliage is rich green and fairly wide and long. We grow this in a red section of the Four Seasons Garden where it has added long-term interest to Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' and nearby Berberis 'Helmond Pillar'.  June to October. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-200     Penstemon 'Ghent'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple flowers
Penstemon 'Ghent' is a surprisingly long blooming semi-evergreen shrub with small serrated foliage. Covered with 1- inch purple flowers with white throats.  Summer to first frost. bloom   1.5 ft. x 3 ft.

061-252     Penstemon 'Gilchrist'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
The flowers of Penstemon 'Gilchrist' are not large but they come in clusters of 17 to 25 per stem. Their bright rose tubes have soft rose lips and paler interiors that are streaked with burgundy guide lines. A semi-gloss polishes the narrow green leaves.  June to August. bloom   25 in. x 30 in.

061-268     Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'     ( Foothill penstemon )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Electric Blue flowers
Penstemon hetrophyllus 'Blue Springs' is an incredibly long-blooming evergreen subshrub that bears slender, foot-long stems of vivid blue, out-facing, tubular flowers. Individual flowers have reddish markings on the interior of the lower lip and are rose colored at the base of their tubes. The lance-shaped leaves are longest at the base of the blooming stems and narrow as they climb up the stems. Ideal for hot, well-draining sites.  May to September. bloom   18 in. x 30 in.

061-210     Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink' shows mid-sized candy pink flowers with dark maroon streaking in the white throats. Wide, medium green foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-107     Penstemon 'Holly's White'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Penstemon 'Holly's White' has broad foliage. The white flowers have a pink blush in cooler weather. Still in bloom at the end of November in our garden.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-201     Penstemon 'Joy'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Salmon Red flowers
The flowers of Penstemon 'Joy' are a stunning rich salmon red with a white throat. The foliage is quite broad.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-212     Penstemon 'King George V'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Salmon Red flowers
Penstemon 'King George V' has large flowers of salmon red with white throats streaked in cranberry. Narrow mid-green foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   20 in. x 18 in.

061-182     Penstemon kunthii       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rosy Purple flowers
Penstemon kunthii is a long-blooming evergreen shrublet we grow in our south-facing rock garden. Terminal clusters of open-mouthed flowers with clean white throats and rosy purple lips. The flower tube is an inch long and the mouth an inch wide. There is some very light penciling in the throat.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

061-251     Penstemon 'Magarita BOP'       
Sun     Zones (7),8, 9 Blue flowers
Customers have asked us for a garden hybrid penstemon that has the clear blue flowers of many of the West Coast species that are so difficult to grow in most borders. We have been delighted to find Penstemon 'Magarita BOP' from Las Pilatus Nursery which fills the bill. During the winter months this forms an evergreen shrublet with narrow, linear, matte-green foliage. By May, however, the shrublet is transformed when 22-inch flowering stems emerge bearing their brilliant blue tubular flowers. These flowers often develop magenta or reddish highlights as they age. Be sure to give it full sun with good drainage. (By the way, the BOP in the name refers to "bottom of the porch" where the original seedling was located.)  May to August. bloom   22 in. x 30 in.

061-202     Penstemon 'Mother of Pearl'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pale Lavender Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Mother of Pearl' has small opalescent flowers with shades of pink and lavender on the outside and cranberry streaking in their off-white throats.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-112     Penstemon newberryi       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon newberryi forms an evergreen shrublet with glossy rich green leaves, this is an worthy addition to any rockery or trough. When it is in bloom, the relatively large, brightly colored flowers make it one of the showiest plants in the garden.  May. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

061-238     Penstemon 'Osprey'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White and Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Osprey'(Sidwell) stands slightly taller than most other garden hybrid penstemon, this is suitable for the back of the border. The creamy white flowers have rich pink lobes, with the upper lobes decidely smaller than those on the bottom.  Summer. bloom   3+ ft. x 3 ft.

061-203     Penstemon 'Papal Purple'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rich Purple flowers
Penstemon 'Papal Purple' has narrower foliage with lots of smaller, rich purple flowers all season until frost.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-085     Penstemon 'Pershore Pink Necklace'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rose Pink/White flowers
We fell for Penstemon 'Pershore Pink Necklace' (Pershore College, 1995) when we first saw it in the garden of Peter James in 1997. The characteristic band of rose pink circling the lips of the flower is interrupted part way by a necklace of white ringing the lips. The broad foliage is medium green.  Summer to autumn. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-076     Penstemon pinifolius       
Sun     Zones (5), 6, 7, 8, 9 Scarlet Orange flowers
Penstemon pinifolius is also known as Pine needle penstemon. This New Mexico native is a workhorse. Forming small, low shrublets with pine needle-like, evergreen foliage, this has been successfully used in gardens from New Hampshire to Washington State. Our no-water border, which falls into shade at the height of summer, is where we grow this along with agastaches, fescues and campanulas. There, shades of red, orange and blue mingle in a late summer tapestry.  June to August. bloom   16 in. x 10 in.

061-274     Penstemon pinifolius 'Melon'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Coral flowers
This species of Penstemon has proven to be a favorite with rock gardeners throughout North America. Its compact size, winter hardiness and evergreen foliage make it extremely useful. Penstemon pinifolius 'Melon' introduces a new flower color to this popular plant, a cantaloupe color that is intermediate between the scarlet red of the best known selections and the yellow of 'Mersea Yellow'. We have compared all of our garden plants and find that the pine-needle-like leaves of 'Melon' are a little longer than 'Mersea Yellow' and that they are not as dense.  Summer. bloom   16 in. x 14 in.

061-141     Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
There is almost no more reliable rock garden plant than Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'. This is an evergreen shrublet. Coniferous in appearance (as its specific name indicates), it surprises by sending out spikes of narrow tubular flowers that are popular with hummingbirds. We grow this in a sunny rockery with very lean soil and little supplemental water.  Summer bloom   16 in. x 10 in.

061-236     Penstemon 'Port Wine'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Claret flowers
Penstemon 'Port Wine' is very dark in color, the tubes being claret, the lobes a dark red and the throat white with claret guide-lines.  Summer to fall. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-284     Penstemon 'Purple Giant'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Red Purple flowers
We found this penstemon at Buena Creek Nursery in Southern California and have been amazed at its vigor and beauty. In size, it lives up to its name, for it has grown quite wide and the amazing burgundy flowering stems are exceptionally tall. Colorwise, the flowers are a saturated red purple. Penstemon `Purple Giant' has survived in our garden through two relatively mild winters in a well-drained, sunny site.  Summer to early autumn. bloom   40 in. x 40 in.

061-199     Penstemon 'Purple Passion'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Grape Purple flowers
Penstemon 'Purple Passion' is a New Zealand introduction. Grape purple flowers in whorls up 3 ft. stems.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-163     Penstemon 'Purple Tiger'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple Blue flowers
Penstemon 'Purple Tiger' is a Joy Creek Introduction. An upright shrub with flowers that appear midway between 'Blue Midnight' and 'Stapleford Gem' in color. Broad, finely serrated foliage. The small flower throats are striped an intense purple.  Summer to first frost. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

061-161     Penstemon 'Raspberry Flair'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Lavender-Purple flowers
Penstemon 'Raspberry Flair' is a Joy Creek Introduction. A lush compact perennial with very dense bloom spikes covered with vivid tricolor blooms. Lavender purple lips surround pristine white throats streaked with deep raspberry. The large blooms are 1 inch wide with a 1 1/2-inch tube.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

061-246     Penstemon 'Raspberry Wine'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Wine Red flowers
Penstemon 'Raspberry Wine' is a 2005 Joy Creek Introduction. This one caught our eye with its very full one-sided racemes of extra large flowers (2 inches across). The mid-green foliage is fairly broad. In habit, the plant is upright and compact. The flowers are the color of 'Wine Kissed' with the dense streaking in the throat of 'Raspberry Flair'. Thus the name 'Raspberry Wine'.  Summer to autumn. bloom   24 in x 24 in.

061-204     Penstemon 'Raven'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple-Red flowers
Penstemon 'Raven' (Sidwell) boasts very handsome stately spikes of large, dark purple-red blooms.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-215     Penstemon 'Razzle Dazzle'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Hot Red flowers
Penstemon 'Razzle Dazzle' has narrow foliage with mid-sized open-mouthed flowers that are uniformly hot red. We thank Peter James for pointing out the subtle distinction between this and Penstemon 'Firebird,' the name under which we originally knew this plant. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-281     Penstemon 'Red Hot Kissed'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Red and White flowers
At Joy Creek Nursery, we continue to be fascinated by large flowered penstemon, especially those that have contrasting richly colored lips and white interior throats. Now Penstemon 'Red Hot Kissed' joins our Kissed Series. At first glance, this resembles the classic garden penstemon named 'Scarlet Queen' but it is a much bigger plant with larger flowers. Individual flowers are 1 3/4 inches wide. The lower lobes of the flowers are very broad; the smaller upper lobes give the flower a decidedly jaunty look because there is often a twist or tip in one of them. When the flowers are collected into a one-sided raceme, the effect is very showy indeed. Semi-glossy leaves are mid-green and measure at their longest 4 inches and about 1 1/4 inches at their broadest.  Summer to mid-autumn. bloom   24 in. x 15 in.

061-072     Penstemon 'Red Rocks'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Bright Rich Magenta flowers
With Penstemon 'Red Rocks', we cut back the spent bloom spikes after the first incredible flush of flowers in order to promote growth and more bloom late in the season. The tubular flowers are somewhat small - one-inch long and one-inch wide - but they are richly colored with vibrant magenta guidelines in their clean white throats. The narrow lance shaped leaves are evergreen.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-205     Penstemon 'Rich Ruby'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Burgundy Red flowers
Penstemon 'Rich Ruby' has large burgundy red blooms with distinct white stamens in the lower throat. Broad foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-282     Penstemon 'Rose Kissed'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Rose flowers
Over the years, we have selected interesting penstemon seedlings that have distinct white throats and unusually colored lips. Penstemon 'Rose Kissed' is the latest in this series of exceptionally free-flowering perennials that bloom throughout the summer into the autumn if deadheaded. Two-inch wide, tubular flowers of vivid rose color with contrasting white throats are produced in profusion on one-sided racemes. The apple green foliage will stay evergreen in milder climates.  Summer to autumn. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-148     Penstemon 'Ruby'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Scarlet flowers
Penstemon 'Ruby' has vivid medium sized scarlet flowers with red streaking in their white throats. Narrow foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

061-286     Penstemon 'Schooley's Coral'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Coral Pink flowers
This cross between P. barbatus 'Elfin Pink' and P. 'Schooley's Yellow' has resulted in a fine new addition to the sunny border. Originating from High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, NM, the flowers of Penstemon `Schooley's Coral' have a real southwest flavor in their color. The buds are yellow but they develop into lovely coral flowers. In our Four Seasons Garden, we have echoed that color in nearby Fuchsia 'Groene Kans Glorie', Phygelius 'Salmon Leap', and Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet'.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 12-15 in.

061-091     Penstemon smallii     ( Small's penstemon )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose to Lilac Pink flowers
Small's penstemon is one of a limited number of penstemons that are not native to the western part of North America. Although it comes from mountainous slopes in Tennessee, North Carolina and northern Alabama, this hardy perennial has made itself at home in our garden here in Oregon. Penstemon smallii has pronounced veining in its midgreen leaves. The veins are often tinged with purple on the basal foliage. The underside of the leaves is often red purple. All leaves have toothed margins and can measure from 2 to 5 inches in length. The tubular flowers appear in cymes at the upper leaf axils of the stems. They occur in sets of 4 or 5 opening in sequence. Individual flowers have broad lower lips that are thrust out well beyond the upper, overhanging lip. The lower, 3-lobed lip has clear guidelines of pale lilac to attract insects into the flower nectaries. On the outside, the flowers are a dark lilac.  June, July. bloom   18-24 in. x 12-24 in.

061-020     Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet-Red flowers
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' has large violet-red flowers that have a blue-gray cast. Mid-width rich green foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2 ft.

061-253     Penstemon sp. (chiapas x 'Hidalgo')       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple Blue flowers
In 2005, we received this as a gift from customer Joe Orndorff who speculated about its ancestry. We have been so pleased with it that we want others to enjoy its incredibly long bloom period which lasts into the fall. The flowers bloom in the leaf axils of the upper 10 inches of the very tall bloom spikes. They are tubular and medium blue purple with more lightly colored interiors. Interestingly, the mid-green leaves are very soft, lightly hairy on both surfaces and slightly sticky to the touch.  Summer. bloom   40 in. x 10 in.

061-206     Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Reddish Purple flowers
Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem' is known in the trade as Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' but according to Graham Rice is actually P. 'Stapleford Gem.' Medium sized reddish purple flowers paling to violet at the lips. Medium width foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-189     Penstemon 'Sutton's Pink Bedder'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Sutton's Pink Bedder' is a compact bush with shiny green foliage. Medium sized flowers of clear pink with unmarked white throats.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

061-154     Penstemon 'Thorn'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White/Coral Blush flowers
Penstemon 'Thorn' has coral-pink on the outer lip and lightly staining the inner lip of large white flowers. Mid-sized foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

061-024     Penstemon venustus     ( Venus Penstemon )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Lavender Blue flowers
We grow many Northwest native penstemon in our garden. Most have finished their bloom by the time summer arrives, but Penstemon venustus is a reliable summer bloomer. It can be found in a variety of growing conditions in Oregon, Washington and California. Good drainage and sunshine to light shade are necessary. The lower stems often sprawl in the garden but their flowering ends rise up and present their inch-long flowers to the viewer. The flowers of our form have a pink influence in their blueness.  June to August. bloom   12-36 in. x 24 in.

061-198     Penstemon 'Violet Kissed'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple Violet flowers
Penstemon 'Violet Kissed' is a Joy Creek Introduction chosen for the size of bloom, strength of color, and overall habit. This was originally known as one of our 'Lip Series' because of its vivid painted lips and white throat. We call this our first 'Kiss.' Purple-violet lips and snow white throats.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2 ft. x 15 in.

061-214     Penstemon 'Wine Kissed'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Wine Red flowers
Penstemon 'Wine Kissed' is a Joy Creek Introduction chosen for the size of bloom, strength of color and overall habit. This was originally known as one of our 'Lip Series' because of its vivid painted lips and white throat. This is the fourth of the Kissed Series. Even in mid-November the intense wine red lips surrounding the white throat beckon seductively from our dry border garden.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2 ft. x 15 in.

061-192     Penstemon 'Wisley Pink'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Penstemon 'Wisley Pink' has medium sized pink flowers with darker streaking in the throat. Slim foliage.  Summer to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

237-001D4     Perovskia atriplicifolia     ( Russian sage )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Perovskia atriplicifolia was the deserved winner of the Perennial Plant Association Plant for 1995. The deeply cut, aromatic gray foliage complements the long spires of lavender blue flowers. Give good drainage and good space. Cut back hard in late fall or early spring. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

237-003D4     Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'     ( Russian sage )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran' is a wonderful complement to the Mediterranean garden because its open habit makes it so easy to work in with other shrubs and perennials. This selection has very finely cut silver foliage on upright branches. When it comes into bloom, it is as if the silver had turned violet blue. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

237-005D4     Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' (PP11643)     ( Russian Sage )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Violet Blue flowers
We planted this in our new hillside garden as a backdrop for the penstemons, lavenders and salvias. We also wanted to see if this is truly shorter than the species. It is and that is what makes it suitable for smaller gardens. Even so, do give Perovskia a. `Little Spire' all day sun and good drainage to keep it upright and not floppy. The all-summer show makes this such a fine complement to other mediterranean shrubs and perennials. The silvery stems remain attractive through early winter.  June to frost. bloom   1.5-2 ft. x 1.5-2 ft.

707-011     Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' produces arrowhead-shaped leaves with a white midrib form a low basal mound. Tall dense spikes of small pink flowers shaped like tight bottle-brushes accent the garden throughout the growing season. We grow this in a tub which we have sunk into the ground to keep it in bounds.  Early summer to mid-autumn. bloom   18-28 in. x 18 in.

707-004D4     Persicaria virginiana       
Sun, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Coral flowers
The leaves of Persicaria virginiana (Tovara virginiana) have bold mahogany chevron patches. Tall flower spikes create a haze of coral-pink flowers. Although the individual flowers are small, the hummingbirds still love them. Self sows, a trait that can be useful in a drier shady situation.  June to September. bloom   32 in. x 24 in.

707-009D4     Persicaria virginiana 'Brush Strokes'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Green to Red flowers
The large, 8-inch long, artistically marked leaves of this mounding herbaceous perennial are its major attraction. Lime green with fine hairs that give them a velvety appearance, the leaves bear a series of magenta strokes along their leaf veins in the outline of a chevron. Later in the season, the tips of the leaves turn ruddy. In the Joy Creek gardens the deer have not found Persicaria v. `Brush Strokes' to be as attractive as we do.  Late summer. bloom   25-30 in. x 38-40 in.

707-006D4     Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'       
Sun, Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Coral flowers
The green leaves of Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette' do indeed look like a palette splotched with large patches of cream and yellow and pink. They have bold mahogany chevron patches and red leaf stalks. Tall flower spikes create a haze of coral-pink flowers.  June to September. bloom   32 in. x 24 in.

516-001     Petrorhagia saxifraga       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pale Pink flowers
Petrorhagia saxifraga is a delightful Dianthus relative with tufted grass-like foliage. The delicate pale pink flowers can bloom into November. This mat former is excellent in the rockery or the front of the border.  Summer to autumn. bloom   4 in. x 8 in.

606-006-1     Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'     ( Mock orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' is a very fragrant arching shrub with single white flowers stained purple in their centers. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   4 ft. x 8 ft.

606-007-1     Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Although Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' is more modest in scale than the straight species, this golden leafed form has the same upright suckering habit and deliciously fragrant white flowers. We grow it in the Four Seasons Garden along with other gold flowering and gold foliaged plants. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   8 ft. x 5 ft.

606-007D4     Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Although Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' is more modest in scale than the straight species, this golden leafed form has the same upright suckering habit and deliciously fragrant white flowers. We grow it in the Four Seasons Garden along with other gold flowering and gold foliaged plants. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   8 ft. x 5 ft.

606-010D4     Philadelphus 'Innocence'     ( Mock Orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Anyone who has experienced a mock orange in full bloom knows that it is unrivaled for fragrance in the early summer garden. Philadelphus 'Innocence' (Lemoine) is distinguished by its cream and chartreuse streaked foliage with occasional all-gold leaves, extending interest throughout the summer.  Early summer. bloom   10 ft. x 10 ft.

606-010-1     Philadelphus 'Innocence'     ( Mock Orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Anyone who has experienced a mock orange in full bloom knows that it is unrivaled for fragrance in the early summer garden. Philadelphus 'Innocence' (Lemoine) is distinguished by its cream and chartreuse streaked foliage with occasional all-gold leaves, extending interest throughout the summer.  Early summer. bloom   10 ft. x 10 ft.

606-003D4     Philadelphus lemoinei 'Avalanche' (x)     ( Mock orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Victor Lemoine was one of France's most prolific hybridizers creating an amazing array of woody plants, many of which are still popular favorites. Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Avalanche' was introduced in 1896 and is still considered by many as one of the most fragrant of all mock oranges. Using Philadelphus microphyllus, which is less hardy but very fragrant, as one parent and the much hardier Philadelphus coronarius as the other, Lemoine was able to create this short, free-flowering shrub with exceptionally fragrant flowers. The flowers are only an inch wide but are gathered into racemes of 5 to 7 at the tips of the branches. The rounded dark green foliage shows the flowers to advantage. Nothing is needed to enhance the fragrance except perhaps some sunny walls to keep the perfume from drifting away.  May to June. bloom   4-5 ft. x 5-10 ft.

606-003-1     Philadelphus lemoinei 'Avalanche' (x)     ( Mock orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Victor Lemoine was one of France's most prolific hybridizers creating an amazing array of woody plants, many of which are still popular favorites. Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Avalanche' was introduced in 1896 and is still considered by many as one of the most fragrant of all mock oranges. Using Philadelphus microphyllus, which is less hardy but very fragrant, as one parent and the much hardier Philadelphus coronarius as the other, Lemoine was able to create this short, free-flowering shrub with exceptionally fragrant flowers. The flowers are only an inch wide but are gathered into racemes of 5 to 7 at the tips of the branches. The rounded dark green foliage shows the flowers to advantage. Nothing is needed to enhance the fragrance except perhaps some sunny walls to keep the perfume from drifting away.  May to June. bloom   4-5 ft. x 5-10 ft.

606-009-1     Philadelphus lemoinei 'Manteau de Hermine'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
In an enclosed area, the intense fragrance of Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Manteau de Hermine' perfumes the entire space. Breath-taking racemes of double flowers.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   3 ft. x 5 ft.

606-009D4     Philadelphus lemoinei 'Manteau de Hermine'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
In an enclosed area, the intense fragrance of Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Manteau de Hermine' perfumes the entire space. Breath-taking racemes of double flowers.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   3 ft. x 5 ft.

606-013D4     Philadelphus lewisii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zone 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus lewisii can be an excellent garden plant if shaped properly. It is a prolific bloomer when grown in the sun. Though not as profoundly fragrant as some species, the flowers make up for this by their sheer numbers. These seed-raised plants are vigorous and ideal for a native or wildlife garden. Deciduous.  Early to midsummer. bloom   8-10 ft. x 8-10 ft.

606-012D4     Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard'     ( Mock orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard' is a Canadian selection of our northwest native Mock orange that is said to be more winter hardy and more free flowering than the species. Some say it is also more compact but it has attained six feet in our garden. It is densely shrubby in habit with attractive red brown new stems. The name 'Blizzard' is a good description of the flurry of single flowers that open over serveral weeks. This selection is indeed fragrant.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5-6 ft.

606-012-1     Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard'     ( Mock orange )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard' is a Canadian selection of our northwest native Mock orange that is said to be more winter hardy and more free flowering than the species. Some say it is also more compact but it has attained six feet in our garden. It is densely shrubby in habit with attractive red brown new stems. The name 'Blizzard' is a good description of the flurry of single flowers that open over serveral weeks. This selection is indeed fragrant.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5-6 ft.

606-016-1     Philadelphus madrensis       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Found in Mexico, southern Arizona and New Mexico at high altitudes, Philadelphus madrensis was named for the Sierra Madre Mountains where it was originally found by Berthold Carl Seemann in 1846. It is a dry-land shrub which we have grown in a site with sharp drainage that we water modestly during the summer. It has made itself right at home there producing the very fragrant flowers that it is known for. The flowers are small, somewhat pendulous and have a blush of pink at their centers. The calyces are dark in color and are attractive. Because of its xeric nature and its extraordinary fragrance, this mock orange is being used as a hybrid parent. However, the species itself is very garden worthy in the right setting.  May to July. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

606-016D4     Philadelphus madrensis       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Found in Mexico, southern Arizona and New Mexico at high altitudes, Philadelphus madrensis was named for the Sierra Madre Mountains where it was originally found by Berthold Carl Seemann in 1846. It is a dry-land shrub which we have grown in a site with sharp drainage that we water modestly during the summer. It has made itself right at home there producing the very fragrant flowers that it is known for. The flowers are small, somewhat pendulous and have a blush of pink at their centers. The calyces are dark in color and are attractive. Because of its xeric nature and its extraordinary fragrance, this mock orange is being used as a hybrid parent. However, the species itself is very garden worthy in the right setting.  May to July. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

606-015D4     Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Our friends at Xera Plants received this Mock orange from garden designers Withey and Price, Seattle area designers who found this plant in a garden they were redesigning. As a tribute, it has been named after the latter. Originally hailing from the mountains of the Southwest from California to New Mexico, Philadelphus microphyllus is a dry-land species. This selection has proven successful in our Northwest gardens. Because of our dry summers, we are always looking for low-water shrubs and Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price' certainly meets that criteria. The small leaves have fine hairs on their reverses. The shrub is densely branched with red-brown young stems. Because it blooms on the previous year's wood, be careful in your pruning because you do not want to miss the amazing fragrance of the half-inch flowers. In our no-water bed, the shrub has only reached a little over three feet.  Early and midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

606-015-1     Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Our friends at Xera Plants received this Mock orange from garden designers Withey and Price, Seattle area designers who found this plant in a garden they were redesigning. As a tribute, it has been named after the latter. Originally hailing from the mountains of the Southwest from California to New Mexico, Philadelphus microphyllus is a dry-land species. This selection has proven successful in our Northwest gardens. Because of our dry summers, we are always looking for low-water shrubs and Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price' certainly meets that criteria. The small leaves have fine hairs on their reverses. The shrub is densely branched with red-brown young stems. Because it blooms on the previous year's wood, be careful in your pruning because you do not want to miss the amazing fragrance of the half-inch flowers. In our no-water bed, the shrub has only reached a little over three feet.  Early and midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

606-014D4     Philadelphus 'Snowbelle'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
We are always delighted to find shorter, compact versions of shrubs to recommend to gardeners with small gardens. Philadelphus `Snowbelle' is a somewhat rounded shrub which betters that description with its abundant bloom and one-inch wide double flowers that are very fragrant.  May to June. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

606-008D4     Philadelphus virginalis 'Dwarf Minnesota Snowflake'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus x virginalis 'Dwarf Minnesota Snowflake' is a very winter hardy, dwarf shrub with fragrant double white flowers in midsummer.  Midsummer. bloom   4-6 ft.

606-004-1     Philadelphus virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus virginalis x 'Minnesota Snowflake' becomes a large shrub with upright arching branches weighted down with double white sweetly scented flowers.  Midsummer. bloom   8 ft. x 8 ft.

606-004D4     Philadelphus virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Philadelphus virginalis x 'Minnesota Snowflake' becomes a large shrub with upright arching branches weighted down with double white sweetly scented flowers.  Midsummer. bloom   8 ft. x 8 ft.

606-005D4     Philadelphus virginalis 'Virginal'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Many say that Philadelphus x virginalis 'Virginal' is the best of the double flowered cultivars of Mock orange. An erect shrub with large, deliciously scented, double flowers.  Midsummer. bloom   8 ft. x 8 ft.

063-002     Phlomis fruticosa     ( Jerusalem sage )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Deep Yellow flowers
We grow Phlomis fruticosa in the Mediterranean Border. The somewhat upward curled gray green leaves seem edged in white because they reveal their woolly undersides. Tiered whorls of yellow hooded flowers. If the dark dried stems are left to stand in the garden for winter they are especially dramatic in a light snow.  Early to midsummer. bloom   3 ft. x 5 ft.

063-008     Phlomis italica       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lilac-Pink flowers
Balearic Islands. Although Phlomis italica is not thought of as hardy in the Pacific Northwest, it has survived well in a our no-water border with sharp drainage. It forms a very woolly, compact evergreen shrublet. The unusual tint of the wool gives this plant an earthy glow. Whorls of hooded pink flowers are reminiscent of Dutch collars.  Midsummer. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

063-012     Phlomis lanata       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Bright Yellow flowers
Phlomis lanata is definitely a sensational small shrublet when it is in bloom. The intense yellow flowers look vivid against the small woolly sage-green foliage. They appear in sets of mostly 2 whorls on the terminals and also at the ends of axillary stems. We have not tested this in our garden yet for hardiness. The brownish stems are also lightly haired. The leaf reverses are so densely woolly they are almost white.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   20 in. x 30 in.

063-006D4     Phlomis russeliana       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Butter Yellow flowers
Phlomis russeliana produces shrubby clumps of dense gray green foliage. Basal growth forms a good ground cover. Use on banks and in the dry border. Attractive dried stems. From Asia Minor. A Great Plant Pick.  Mid-summer. bloom   3 ft.

063-001     Phlomis samia     ( Greek Jerusalem sage )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Lilac flowers
Turkey, SE Europe. Phlomis samia is an upright perennial with large woolly leaves at its base. The hooded flowers are formed in whorls at the ends of the flowering stems. They form attractive persistent seed heads after flowering.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   3 ft. x 32 in.

063-004     Phlomis tuberosa       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Purple-Pink flowers
Phlomis tuberosa bears soft hairy mid-green leaves with whorls of pinkish flowers up 5 ft. stems. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   5 ft.

296-006     Phlox divaricata ssp. Laphamii       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pale Lilac Blue flowers
We grow Phlox divaricata ssp. Laphamii in our Woodland Garden. The delicate flowers are the perfect complement to many of the spring shade perennials. Their sweet scent is light and fresh. The foliage is semi-evergreen.  Spring. bloom   14 in. x 20 in.

296-025-1     Phlox glaberimma 'Morris Berd'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rose Pink flowers
Phlox glaberimma 'Morris Berd' bears flowers in large panicles of rosy pink. This disease resistant plant has been a trouper in the pink section of the Rose and Clematis Border.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   15 in. x 18 in.

296-025     Phlox glaberimma 'Morris Berd'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rose Pink flowers
Phlox glaberimma 'Morris Berd' bears flowers in large panicles of rosy pink. This disease resistant plant has been a trouper in the pink section of the Rose and Clematis Border.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   15 in. x 18 in.

296-015D4     Phlox paniculata 'Fujiyama'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Phlox paniculata 'Fujiyama' ('Mt. Fuji') illuminates an area underneath our Sambucus nigra 'Laciniata' where the bright white, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers contrast sharply with the sinuous, dark trunk and branches of the tree. Very long blooming.  Summer to early fall. bloom   30 in.

296-016D4     Phlox paniculata 'Garden Lavender'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Pink flowers
Phlox paniculata 'Garden Lavender' bears lavender pink blooms.  Late summer. bloom   3 ft.

296-030D4     Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Red Purple flowers
Phlox paniculata 'Nicky' grows just at the edge of our terrace in the red section of the Four Seasons Garden. Upright, very eye-catching, cup-shaped flowers in clusters at the top of 2.5-foot stems.  Summer to early fall. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2-4 ft.

296-017D4     Phlox paniculata 'Star Fire'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Crimson-Red flowers
Phlox paniculata 'Star Fire' produces dark green leaves and crimson red flowers.  Late summer. bloom   36 in.

296-036     Phlox subulata 'Allegheny Smoke'     ( Moss Phlox )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Smoky Lavender Blue flowers
This creeping phlox has needle-like leaves that are reminiscent of heathers. It forms a rounded, low mat which can reach a circumference of 32 inches in 2 years. Our friend Andy Van Hevelingen recommended it to us as a ground cover for a sun-to-part-shade spot that tolerates some drought. It certainly has performed well in our gardens on a south-facing slope that is exposed to the sun most of the day. This particular selection has unusual smokey blue flowers that are notched in the center of each petal.  Spring bloom   4 in. x 32 in.

214-017-1     Phormium 'Pink Stripe'     ( New Zealand flax )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Brown Red flowers
Phormiums have proven winter hardy and drought tolerant in our gardens. Once in a decade they suffer severe frost damage. We do like to give them occasional summer water to keep them looking their best. In return, we are rewarded with a display of bold, wide foliage that, in the case of Phormium 'Pink Stripe', is suffused with pink and edged in a Victorian shade of the same. These are wonderful in containers, but do protect them during cold winter days.  Summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5 ft.

215-001D4     Phygelius aequalis       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
The flowers on Phygelius aequalis are a pale yellow.  June to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

215-004D4     Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpet'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Phygelius aequalis 'Yellow Trumpet' produce pale yellow tubular flowers.  June to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

215-008D4     Phygelius 'Lemon Drop'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Phygelius 'Lemon Drop' produces yellow tubular flowers on a dwarf evergreen shrub.  June to first frost. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

215-014     Phygelius 'Peach Trombone'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Peach/Brick Red flowers
Phygelius 'Peach Trombone' is a XERA Plants introduction. This excellent grower extends the color range of Cape fuchsias. The top of the tube is blush red fading to peach at the mouth. The tube interior is yellow.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

215-003D4     Phygelius rectus 'African Queen'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Salmon-Orange flowers
Phygelius x rectus) 'African Queen' bears salmon-orange tubular flowers with yellow throats.  June to first frost. bloom   3.5 ft. x 4 ft.

215-006D4     Phygelius rectus 'Devil's Tears'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Scarlet flowers
Phygelius x rectus 'Devil's Tears' bears scarlet tubular flowers with yellow throats.  June to first frost. bloom   3.5 ft. x 4 ft.

215-010D4     Phygelius rectus 'Moonraker'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Creamy Yellow flowers
Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker' bears pale, creamy yellow tubular flowers.  June to first frost. bloom   5 ft. x 3 ft.

215-009D4     Phygelius rectus 'Pink Elf'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Phygelius x rectus 'Pink Elf' produce fleshy pink tubular flowers on a compact shrub.  June to first frost. bloom   30 in. x 3 ft.

215-007D4     Phygelius rectus 'Salmon Leap'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Salmon flowers
Phygelius x rectus 'Salmon Leap' bears salmon tubular flowers with yellow throats.  June to first frost. bloom   3.5 ft. x 4 ft.

215-005D4     Phygelius rectus 'Winchester Fanfare'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Coral Pink flowers
Phygelius x rectus 'Winchester Fanfare' bears coral pink tubular flowers with yellow throats.  June to first frost. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3 ft.

215-012D4     Phygelius 'Sani Pass'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rich Violet flowers
After so many yellow and orange Cape fuchsias, we are delighted to see this rich violet flowered form. Phygelius `Sani Pass' is a lovely complement to the purple section of the Rose Border.  June to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

215-019D4     Phygelius 'Strawberry Blond'     ( Cape fuchsia )     
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Pale Yellow flowers
Joy Creek Nursery has been blessed with many gardening friends who hybridize and select new plants. A few years ago, we received a call from Richard Hartlage, the well-known Seattle area garden designer and writer. He had found a sport of Phygelius 'African Queen' that he thought was significant. Indeed, the plant he found has proven to be exceptional in beauty and vigor. What makes this Cape fuchsia so special is the surprising but attractive combination of soft yellow flowers in contrast with the red stems and petioles that the plant inherited from 'African Queen'. We called Richard to ask him to help us name the plant and he gave us the name 'Strawberry Blond.' Like 'African Queen,' which is a cross between the two species P. aequalis and P. capensis, Phygelius 'Strawberry Blond' is fully winter hardy in Pacific Northwest gardens. For gardeners in colder climates, it can make an ideal container plant. It is semi-evergreen in habit and spreads slowly at the base with underground rhizomes, Although Phygelius are from South Aftrica and are not native, we have found all of the Cape fuchsias to be attractive to our local hummingbirds.  Summer to autumn. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

215-013D4     Phygelius 'Sunshine'       
Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Burnt Orange flowers
The semi-glossy gold foliage of Phygelius 'Sunshine' seems to burn in the hot sun. Protect this cultivar with afternoon shade. Lovely but, in our experience, less floriferous than others.  June to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

215-011D4     Phygelius 'Tredwidden Pink'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rose Pink flowers
Phygelius 'Tredwidden Pink' produces matte rose pink tubular flowers with deep rose inner lips and yellow throats.  June to first frost. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

627-003D4     Physocarpus 'Morning Star'     ( Ninebark )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Even after an early frost Physocarpus 'Morning Star' manages to hold on to its golden leaves until December. On our gray, autumn days, they are almost like sunshine. After many years in our garden, this ninebark has achieved an impressive height and width. The three-lobed leaves tend to become chartreuse in part shade but grow more brilliant in full light. The small corymbs of little cupped flowers are plentiful. The flowers often have a pink blush, especially as they age. After leaf-drop, its dense branching habit becomes visible. Young golden growth emerging on the stems and branches in early spring is a lovely sight.  Late spring. bloom   8 ft. x 8 ft.

627-001D4     Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'       
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The early leaves of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold' are yellow turning chartreuse as they mature. We grow purple clematis nearby to contrast sharply with the foliage. It bears terminal clusters of small white flowers tinged in pink.  Spring. bloom   6.5 ft. x 5 ft.

627-001-1     Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'       
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The early leaves of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold' are yellow turning chartreuse as they mature. We grow purple clematis nearby to contrast sharply with the foliage. It bears terminal clusters of small white flowers tinged in pink.  Spring. bloom   6.5 ft. x 5 ft.

627-002D4     Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'     ( Ninebark )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Soft Pink flowers
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' PP11211 has gotten a lot of attention recently because of its very dark red purple foliage. We grow it in our mixed border where it breaks up the flow of green shrubs and perennials. Spring blooms are tight terminal clusters of small pinkish flowers. Autumn brings a touch of true red into the dark leaves. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   8-10 ft. x 6 ft.

627-006D4     Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nugget'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nugget' is new to our gardens. We are big fans of 'Dart's Gold' whose golden foliage is a real attention-getter in our woodland garden. 'Nugget' is more compact which may make it ideal for smaller gardens.  Spring. bloom   6-8 x 6

597-002D4     Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'     ( Obedient plant )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Bright Rosy Pink flowers
Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid' bears tubular, open-mouthed flowers that ascend 6- to 8-inch spikes. The color of the tube of each flower subtly becomes dark rose and white on its lower lip, giving each a delicate beauty. However, en masse the blooms are as bright as the cultivar name indicates. From a distance their arrangement on the stem seems almost geometrical, perhaps even herringbone-like. Vigorous, long blooming, easy to grow and excellent for cut flowers.  Midsummer to early autumn. bloom   1-2 ft. x 1 ft.

416-026-1     Picea glauca 'Conica'       
Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Picea glauca 'Conica' is a compact conical evergreen shrub with blue-green leaves. Reaches 6 ft. x 4 ft. in 30 years.    6 ft. x 4 ft.

426-003D4     Pieris japonica 'Bisbee's Dwarf'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
It is hard to find small, slow-to-grow, evergreen shrubs for the smaller landscape. Pieris japonica 'Bisbee's Dwarf' is exactly that and more. Its dark green leaves are always attractive with a semi-glossy appearance. In the spring the newly emerging leaves are reddish before they assume their adult color. The urn-shaped flowers are plentiful and fragrant. They hang in dense terminal panicles that mature from the top downward. This plant was introduced by Mr. Horatio Bisbee of Ware, MA and was one of two seedlings that he purchased from a New Jersey nursery some time in the 1960's.  February and March. bloom   3ft. x 4 ft.

426-010D4     Pieris japonica 'Compacta'     ( Japanese Andromeda )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Clusters of small, waxy white flowers offer their fragrance to the spring garden. These emerge from unusual strands of buds that formed during the pervious summer and fall. The flowers are showcased in new foliage that is bronze in color. As they mature the leaves turn green. In Pieris j.'Compacta' the leaves are small and the growth of the overall plant much slower than in the species. In our garden, this evergreen shrub remained under four feet during its first 15 years. Over time, it may reach 8 feet.  April. bloom   3-4 ft. x 4 ft.

426-005D4     Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'     ( Lily-of-the-valley bush )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Although the literature puts Pieris japonicus 'Little Heath' as small and compact, our old specimen is now over 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The foliage is narrow, leathery and rich green with a varying margin of silver or beige white. In the cold weather, hints of pink stain the foliage. The winter flower buds are soft mauve pink and open to white bells in the early spring. They are long lasting in a vase as well.  Early spring. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

426-016D4     Pieris japonica 'Prelude'     ( Lily-of-the-valley bush )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
After six years in the garden, Pieris japonica 'Prelude' (Taiwanensis Group) has still only reached about 3 ft. tall. The evergreen leaves have a decidedly more geometric arrangement than the other P. japonica forms. They are symmetrical and appear in whorls of decreasing size up the stems. The inflorescences also are very upright as opposed to lateral, the flowers held more outward than downward. There is only modest pink in the buds in the winter.  Early spring. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

426-022     Pieris japonica 'Pygmaea'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
After three years in our garden, this slow-growing shrublet stands no more than a foot tall and 15 inches wide. The evergreen, needle-like foliage of Pieris japonica 'Pygmaea' is so different from the better known forms of Pieris that it is not immediately recognizable. Only the leaves at the very tip of the stems, which are the widest, give away the identity of the shrub. Because of its very textural appearance, we use it like we use small mounding Hebes. Try it in a woodland setting or grow it in a container in part shade.  Spring. bloom   2 ft. x 2-3 ft.

426-001-1     Pieris japonica 'Variegata'     ( Lily-of-the-vally bush )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The evergreen foliage of Pieris japonica 'Variegata' is larger than that of Pieris 'Little Heath' with a varying cream colored edge around the glossy thick narrow leaves. The winter buds are less pink than 'Heather Bun' as well. After 6 years our specimen is 3 feet by 3 feet. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early spring. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

426-001D4     Pieris japonica 'Variegata'     ( Lily-of-the-vally bush )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The evergreen foliage of Pieris japonica 'Variegata' is larger than that of Pieris 'Little Heath' with a varying cream colored edge around the glossy thick narrow leaves. The winter buds are less pink than 'Heather Bun' as well. After 6 years our specimen is 3 feet by 3 feet. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early spring. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

807-001     Pimpinella major 'Rosea'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Pink flowers
Garden designer Lucy Hardiman introduced us to this lovely perennial which now resides in the Four Seasons Garden. Pimpinella major 'Rosea' bears Queen Anne's lace-like flowers of rich pink on tall flower spikes add a great deal of texture to the garden.  Spring and fall. bloom   4-4.5 ft. x 2 ft.

728-001D4     Pinellia cordata     ( Sweet arum )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Green/Purple Veins flowers
Pinellia cordata has mottled foliage with fragrant, small, jack-in-the-pulpit flowers and fruits, both smelling like bubble gum.  Summer. bloom   6 in. x 10 in.

455-001-1     Pittosporum 'Garnettii'       
Sun     Zones (8), 9, 10 Purple flowers
Pittosporum 'Garnettii' is a hybrid between P. tenuifolium and P. ralphii. We worried about the hardiness of this attractive, evergreen shrub, but it stood the test of time until the fierce winder of 2008-09. We have replanted it because we missed the beauty of its perfect shape. Oval leaves on dark stems have a creamy white variegation often with a blush of pink. The flowers are solitary, blooming in the leaf-axils. Grow this in a sunny, sheltered border.  May. bloom   10-15 ft. x 6-12 ft.

455-006D4     Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'       
Sun     Zones (8), 9, 10 Chocolate Purple flowers
Although this evergreen shrub is not always hardy for us, its attractive foliage and shape are so pleasing that we take a chance on it. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elizabeth' is upright and somewhat more compact than many selections of the species. Its small, rounded, grayish green leaves are edged in cream and pink. In colder weather the pink becomes more pronounced. This color combination is especially attractive against the black, woody stems. The unusually colored spring flowers have a fragrance that is likened to honey.  March to April bloom   8 ft. x 6 ft.

353-012     Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone Blue'     ( Balloon flower )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone Blue' bears balloon-like buds that expand into two-inch, double, 5-petaled flowers of rich lavender blue. The cupped, down-facing flowers are almost iconographic of summer in Japan. We grow this in the blue and pink section of the rose garden set off against a dwarf golden Chamaecyparis.  July to August. bloom   3 ft. x 12 in.

353-008     Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone White'     ( Balloon flower )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Children love the large, rounded, balloon-like buds of the flowers. Platycodon g. 'Hakone White' has double flowers. The white petals have traces of very pale blue veining which is not readily visible from a distance.  June to August. bloom   1.5 ft. x 1 ft.

353-007     Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The balloon-like flower buds are always a treat when they begin to form. Soon they will open to 3-inch wide, up-facing flowers with five pointed petals. Platycodon g. 'Sentimental Blue' is a dwarf generally measuring less than half the height of the species. The foliage is lance-shaped and toothed along its margins.  Summer. bloom   9 in. x 12 in.

892-001D4     Pleione formosana       
Part Shade     Zones (8), 9, 10 Pale Lilac Rose flowers
Pleione formosana develops a single leaf out of its rounded pseudo-bulb. The leaf is followed in spring by a pale orchid flower with a mottled interior. Likes humusy well drained soil. A charming ephemeral.  Spring. bloom   6 in. x 12 in.

133-001-1     Podophyllum peltatum     ( Mayapple )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Podophyllum peltatum has formed a colony in our woodland garden. In spring, large glossy, multi-lobed leaves rise up dramatically. Two-inch white flowers are concealed beneath these leaves. You may miss them if you don't look. They are followed in summer by rounded yellowish fruits.  Late spring. bloom   18 in. x 4 ft.

133-003D4     Podophyllum pleianthum       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Purple Red flowers
Podophyllum pleianthum produces large salad plate-sized, shiny leaves that have 6 to 10 shallow lobes. In midsummer, if you tip the plates aside, you reveal clusters of purple red flowers beneath. Later in the season, tip them to reveal rich red mayapples. This rhizomatous plant is easy to contain and its unusual durable foliage, which looks good until deep cold strikes, makes it well worth growing.  Summer. bloom   30 in. x 18 in.

218-009     Polemonium caeruleum     ( Jacob's ladder )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
Jacob's ladder describes the ladder arrangement of the attractive foliage of Polemonium caeruleum. Lax terminal clusters of fragrant bell-shaped flowers. Long blooming. The delicate looking stems are a lovely companion for Hostas and other large leaved shade plants.  Summer. bloom   2 ft. x 1 ft.

218-004     Polemonium caeruleum 'Album'     ( Jacob's ladder. )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Jacob's ladder describes the ladder arrangement of the attractive foliage of Polemonium caeruleum 'Album'. Lax terminal clusters of fragrant bell-shaped flowers. Long blooming. The delicate looking stems are a good companion for Hostas and other large leaved shade plants.  All summer. bloom   2 ft. x 1 ft.

218-014D4     Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Medium Blue flowers
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (PP15,187) was developed at the New England Wild Flower Society Native Plant Nurseries at Garden in the Woods, MA. This variegated polemonium has dark green leaves margined in cream. They form a mound about a foot high with 4-inch flower spikes. This is easy to grow unlike other variegated forms.  Spring and early summer. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

617-003     Polygonatum humile       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Greenish White flowers
Polygonatum humile is a lovely woodland creeper. Six- to eight-inch upright stems have glossy, somewhat pleated leaves. Greenish white flowers dangle from the leaf axils becoming globular black fruit in late summer.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   6-8 in.

617-001D4     Polygonatum odoratum variegatum     ( Variegated Solomon's Seal )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White w/Green Tips flowers
Polygonatum odoratum variegatum is a variegated form of the European Soloman's seal and is a great addition to the shade or woodland garden. It flowers on arching stems in early to mid-spring. It slowly colonizes areas by stolons. A must have in our book. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring bloom   3 ft.. x 30 in.

310-011     Polystichum munitum     ( Western sword fern )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Evergreen. Polystichum munitum is ubiquitous in our Pacific Northwest woods, yet always useful and forgiving even of dry shade. Long 3- to 4-foot lance shaped fronds with linear segments.A Great Plant Picks selection.    3 ft. x 4 ft.

310-011-1     Polystichum munitum     ( Western sword fern )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Evergreen. Polystichum munitum is ubiquitous in our Pacific Northwest woods, yet always useful and forgiving even of dry shade. Long 3- to 4-foot lance shaped fronds with linear segments.A Great Plant Picks selection.    3 ft. x 4 ft.

310-005     Polystichum neolobatum       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Polystichum neolobatum is an exceptionally attractive evergreen fern that looks good every month of the year. Dark green, plume-shaped fronds have a gloss that gives luminescence in the shade. The individual sections of the fern are bipinnate with each pinna coming to a sharp point. This gives it a vaguely holly-like appearance. A Great Plant Picks selection.    1.5-2 ft. x 2 ft.

310-001     Polystichum polyblepharum     ( Tassel Fern )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Polystichum polyblepharum is a very useful evergreen fern wit shiny dark green fronds that add luster and texture to the shade border. The frond reverses have a frosted appearance adding yet another useful feature. Needs even moisture. From Japan, Korea. A Great Plant Picks selection.    2 ft.

310-002     Polystichum setiferum     ( Soft Shield Fern. )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8
Polystichum setiferum is an evergreen fern. The drooping habit of the fronds lends a soft textural element. Useful with almost any companion in an evenly moist setting. From Europe. A Great Plant Picks selection.    4 ft. x 36 in.

310-006     Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
We have a very large specimen of Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum' at our gate entrance which customers have long asked for. This very divided fern is visually very distinct, forming a filigree of tapering, upright fronds that arch out at their tips. It prefers to be evenly moist. A Great Plant Picks selection.    20-28 in. x 20-28 in.

310-009     Polystichum tsus-simense     ( Korean rock fern )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Polystichum tsus-simense is quickly becoming one of our favorite ferns. Although it is only semi-evergreen, the gloss on the bipinnate, lance-shaped leaves is very eye-catching. The foliage is dark green and, when young, has black veining. A Great Plant Picks selection.    16 in. x 16 in.

107-009     Potentilla atrosanguinea 'Monarch's Velvet'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Dark Velvet Red flowers
Potentilla atrosanguinea 'Monarch's Velvet' produces five-lobed strawberry shaped foliage with gray, finely haired undersides forming a five-inch mound. Stems bear breathtaking dark velvety red flowers.  Summer. bloom   18 in.

107-011     Potentilla atrosanguinea 'Red'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Red flowers
Potentilla atrosanguinea 'Red' is a clump-forming perennial that has dark green leaves densely covered with silvery hairs. It bears panicles of saucer-shaped red flowers.  Summer to autumn. bloom   18 in. x 24 in.

107-004     Potentilla megalantha       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
The downy, gray, large, strawberry-type foliage of Potentilla megalantha (fragiformis) is a perfect foil for bronzes and blues. Vivid saucer shaped flowers repeat bloom.  June to November. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

107-001D4     Potentilla neumanniana       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Potentilla neumanniana (verna) is an attractive mat-forming perennial that has dark green, 5-lobed leaves that turn golden yellow in the fall. The bloom period is exceptionally long with up to twelve 1-inch, saucer-shaped flowers per cyme.  Spring to summer. bloom   4 in. x 12 in.

702-001     Pratia angulata       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Pratia angulata is an excellent ground cover for the shade garden. Forms dense mats of small evergreen foliage on reddish stems. Starry white flowers on short stems. Needs a moist root run.  Late spring to summer. bloom   2 in. x 12 in.

702-002     Pratia pedunculata     ( Blue Star Creeper )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, Pale Blue flowers
Hailing from Australia, Pratia pedunculata has proven a vigorous spreader, succeeding in difficult, shady sites, even dry ones. Tiny rounded leaves grow on stems tightly pressed to the earth. Starry blue flowers appear throughout the summer giving rise to the common name Blue star creeper. This can be aggressive in the wrong situation.  Summer. bloom   1/2 in. x indefinite.

702-003     Pratia pedunculata 'County Park'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
For those who need a vigorous groundcover that hugs the ground, we can recommend Pratia pedunculata 'County Park'. Coming from Australia, you might not think it would tolerate our heavy wet clay and shady conditions. But this blue-flowered species is very adaptable. We've tried it around stepping stones and it has even survived modest foot traffic.  Summer. bloom   1/2 x indefinite

065-012     Primula anisodora     ( Anise primrose )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Maroon flowers
The plant explorer George Forrest found this candelabra primula in July 1913 in the mountains of the Chung-tien District in Yunan, China. The name Primula anisodora is written on his herbarium specimen clearly indicating that he had found a primrose that smelled of anise when in flower. The flowers are not only fragrant, however, they are also lovely. Individual flowers are dark maroon with a yellow green eye. They bloom in succession up the flowering stems in three to five whorls of 8 to 10 outward-facing flowers. The evergreen basal foliage is attractive as well. The large leaves have a broad central vein with silvery side veining. They are also finely toothed along their margins. This is a primrose that needs consistently moist soil to do its best.  May, June. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

065-041     Primula bullyeana       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Orange flowers
Primula bullyeana was named for A.K. Bully, owner of the English nursery Bees Ltd., and sponsor of many plant expeditions. This was discovered by George Forrest in China. The evergreen rosettes are composed of somewhat rounded, lance-shaped leaves with toothed margins. Candelabras of orange flowers illuminate a moist site. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

065-109     Primula burmanica       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Reddish Purple flowers
Found in moist meadows or along streamsides in its native setting, Primula burmanica is a Candelabra type primrose with big cabbage-like leaves more than 10 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. The leaves are mostly deciduous in our garden although the literature suggests that they can be evergreen. Individual flowers consist of a tube with expanded petals. A bright yellow eye lights up their interiors. The flowers are arranged in 3 to 6 whorls on a stem with up to 18 flowers per whorl. In other words, this is a showy primrose.  May, June. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

065-026     Primula 'Cowichan Blue'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Dark Blue flowers
(Polyanthus Group) Primula 'Cowichan Blue' has dark blue flowers and bronze flushed foliage.  Spring to summer. bloom   5 in. x 6 in.

065-098     Primula 'Cowichan Cherry Pink'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Cherry Pink flowers
Primula 'Cowichan Cherry Pink' is a polyanthus type primula with long flowering blooms of velvety cherry pink. The textured foliage is flushed bronze.  May to June. bloom   6-7 in. x 10-12 in.

065-059     Primula 'Cowichan Dark Maroon'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Dark Maroon flowers
(Polyanthus Group) Primula 'Cowichan Dark Maroon' has dark maroon flowers and the foliage is flushed with bronze.  Spring to summer. bloom   5 in. x 6 in.

065-027     Primula 'Cowichan Red'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Rich Red flowers
Primula 'Cowichan Red' is a polyanthus type primula with flowers of uniform velvety garnet red. The textured foliage is flushed bronze.  May to June. bloom   6-7 in. x 10-12 in.

065-030     Primula 'Cowichan Yellow'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Bright Yellow flowers
(Polyanthus Group) We raised Primula 'Cowichan Yellow' from seed and admired its intense yellow blooms so much we put it in our gardens where visitors have seen it and asked for it. A robust plant with semi-evergreen foliage and umbels of vivid all yellow flowers.  Spring to early summer. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

065-031     Primula 'Gold Laced'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Gold/Mahogany flowers
(Polyanthus Group) The irresistible flowers of Primula 'Gold Laced' have mahogany petals rimmed in gold surrounding a golden eye. The rugged foliage can be semi-evergreen in lokder climates. In our experience with weekly watering the plant can be very long blooming.  April to May. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

065-099     Primula 'Green Lace'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Green flowers
Primula 'Green Lace' displays very unusual flowers which are frilly and green with yellow central blazes. It was found by Sandra Tuffin of Uncommon Grounds in Toronto.  May to June. bloom   3 in x 4 in.

065-054     Primula japonica (red)       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Red flowers
This is a red selection of Primula japonica that we grow for spring interest in the red section of the Clematis and Rose Border. Whorls of cupped flowers on erect stems above rosettes of spoon-shaped green foliage. Primula japonica is a Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring bloom   2 ft. x 18 in.

065-008     Primula pulverulenta       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Purple Red flowers
Primula pulverulenta is a rosette forming primrose with pale green foliage and candelabras bearing whorls of purple-red tubular flowers.  Summer. bloom   15 in. x 12 in.

065-009     Primula veris     ( Cowslip )     
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Primula veris (yellow) is an evergreen rosette forming primrose that produces umbels of fragrant nodding flowers. Grow in moist, well-drained soil.  May to June. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

065-062     Primula veris (red)     ( Cowslip )     
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Red flowers
Primula veris (red) is a evergreen rosette forming primrose that produces umbels of fragrant nodding flowers. Grow in moist, well-drained soil.  May to June. bloom   10 in. x 10 in.

065-014     Primula vulgaris 'April Rose'     ( Primrose )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Dark Red flowers
Irresistible double flowers are dark velvety red rising on 3 1/2-inch stems that are red purple. The foliage is rich green with a paler central vein. Leaves can reach 5 inches long. Do not let Primula v. `April Rose' dry out in the summer and they will reward you with a repeat bloom.  Spring to summer; repeats in the fall. bloom   5 in. x 8 in.

065-069     Primula 'Wanda'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet-Red flowers
An old fashioned favorite that blooms off and on throughout the year. The richly colored, violet- red flowers have a yellow eye.. Dark evergreen to semi-evergreen foliage. Shade to part shade, 4"-6" height.  Spring through summer. bloom   4 in. x 12 in.

773-001     Prostanthera rotundifolia       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Purple flowers
SE Australia. Although Prostanthera rotundifolia does not always make it through our northwest winters, its aromatic foliage and its generosity of bloom from late spring to summer has endeared it to us. The small rounded foliage is dark green above and lighter on the reverse. The shrub can get tall in warm climates.  Late spring to summer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

279-010     Pulmonaria angustifolia ssp. azurea       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cobalt Blue flowers
Pulmonaria angustifolia ssp. Azurea produces clusters of mauve buds that open to bright blue flowers. As the flowers fade, nicely rounded, all-green foliage emerges.  Early spring. bloom   10 in. x 16 in.

279-007     Pulmonaria 'Benediction'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
Pulmonaria 'Benediction' (Benedict) is, by far, the most requested blue flowered lungwort we grow. The summer foliage forms a dark green mound with only a hint of mossy speckling. It is the spring flowers that distinguish this - with a blue so rich and dazzling that we cannot produce enough for our visitors. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

279-036     Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Deep Blue flowers
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' is very popular when in bloom because of the richness of the blue flowers and the overall robustness of the plant. The lance-shaped leaves are unmarked.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

279-040     Pulmonaria 'Early Bird'     ( Lungwort )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Rosy Pink/Blue flowers
2014 Introduction from Joy Creek Nursery. This seedling has been a favorite at the nursery for more than a decade. It is the first of all of our lungworts to bloom, continuing its flower show from March to May. Clusters of bright rosy pink buds open to purple blue flowers that mature to bright blue. The rounded leaves are nicely splotched with silver on their apple green surfaces. Pulmonaria 'Early Bird' has the vigor and beauty we look for in a good garden plant.  March to May. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

279-011     Pulmonaria 'Excalibur'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet-Blue flowers
Pulmonaria 'Excalibur' (PP8958) is a truly silver leafed Pulmonaria. Each leaf has a stunning dark green margin. Violet-blue flowers age to pink.  April to June. bloom   12 in.

279-012     Pulmonaria 'Little Star'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
The name Pulmonaria 'Little Star' refers to the splashes of silver on the lance-shaped leaves. The flowers truly are cobalt blue rising a foot above the ground. This is a customer favorite.  Spring. bloom   6 in. x 6 in.

279-027     Pulmonaria longifolia       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
Pulmonaria longifolia produces narrow lance-shaped leaves spotted a mossy green. The violet buds open to very intense blue flowers. This has performed well for us in a full sun situation.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

279-002     Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson'     ( Lungwort )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Violet Blue flowers
(This is sometimes sold as Pulmonaria 'E.B. Anderson'.) This selection of the species found in Western Europe as far north as Sweden is characterized by its showy foliage and bright blue flowers that emerge from reddish buds. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves can measure 18 inches long and are richly spotted in silver. Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson' is said to bloom a little later than the species. It is easy to grow in a woodland garden as long as it is watered on a regular basis. Take advantage of its silver-spotted foliage to break up the all-green look that often happens in shade borders.  Late winter to spring. bloom   6-12 in. x 12-20 in.

279-023     Pulmonaria longifolia var. cevennensis       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Blue flowers
Pulmonaria longifolia var. cevennensis was chosen as a Great Plant Pick because of its attractive narrow foliage, handsome blue flowers and its tolerance to both sun and shade in this climate. The narrow foliage looks silver, but is actually mottled moss green on a very dark green background. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 18 in.

279-008     Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Red flowers
Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart' is one of the earliest of the lungworts to bloom. Good apple green foliage with petunia red tubular flowers.  April to May. bloom   14 in. x 24 in.

279-001D4     Pulmonaria saccharata 'Argentifolia'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Coral Pink to Blue flowers
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Argentifolia' bears large silvery green splotches on comparatively broad leaves. The relatively large flowers mature from coral pink to lavender blue.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

279-003     Pulmonaria saccharata 'Roy Davidson'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Sky Blue flowers
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Roy Davidson' produce fairly narrow lance-shaped leaves that are mottled silver green in an irregular pattern with much smaller speckling along the margins. The sky blue flowers of early spring are a wonderful complement to pale yellow spring bulbs and hellebore hybrids.  Spring. bloom   14 in. x 18 in.

279-005     Pulmonaria saccharata 'Sissinghurst White'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The green foliage of Pulmonaria saccharata 'Sissinghurst White' is covered with white spots. The flowers are also white. Perfect for a white shade garden.  April. bloom   1 ft. x 1 ft.

279-013     Pulmonaria 'Silver Bouquet' (PPAF)     ( Lungwort )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Coral/Pink/Violet flowers
The six-inch leaves of Pulmonaria `Silver Bouquet' PP20059 show occasional mottling of apple green but the overall impression they give is one of silver. The flowers open coral, turn pink and then age to violet in an overlapping progression of colors during the bloom season.  Spring. bloom   7 in. x 20 in.

279-029     Pulmonaria 'Silver Streamers'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Magenta flowers
The narrow lance shaped silver leaves of Pulmonaria 'Silver Streamers' PP12135 are ruffled along the edges. The flowers appear multicolored.  April. bloom   12 in.

279-045     Pulmonaria 'White Echo'     ( Lungwort )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Pulmonaria 'White Echo' is a Joy Creek Introduction for 2016. Over the years, we have raised several white-flowered forms of Pulmonaria officianalis, but, unfortunately, they have not proven to be long-lived. That is a shame because they are quite beautiful and are frequently requested. Four years ago, however, we found our first white-flowered seedling that has come through bitter cold, drought and even the predations of deer undeterred. We enjoy the way the cupped white flowers are echoed in the silvery white markings on the leaves, an effect which gave rise to the name.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

373-014     Pulsatilla vulgaris     ( Pasque flower )     
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Deep Purple flowers
Every spring we are asked for Pulsatilla vulgaris because they are blooming so profusely down our Lavender Path. Finely cut foliage with large bell shaped flowers of smoky purple which develop into silky seed heads.  Spring. bloom   8 in. x 8 in.

603-005D4     Punica granatum 'Party Dress'     ( Pomegranate )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Salmon Pink flowers
This dwarf pomegranate is new to us and we are unsure of its hardiness and its ultimate height. At present we are growing it in a large container and see how easily it would lend itself for use as a bonsai subject. Once it has gotten up to size, we will trial it in our gardens with the other pomegranates we grow. It has not fruited for us but Punica g. `Party Dress is said to have pinkish flowers and pinkish yellow fruits.  Summer. bloom   Dwarf

603-002D4     Punica granatum 'Toyosho'     ( Pomegranate )     
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Apricot Pink flowers
Punica granatum 'Toyosho' is a Japanese selection of pomegranate that has congested, doubled, apricot pink flowers that are extraordinary in appearance. In autumn, small reddish brown fruits develop that are about 3 inches in diameter. Nice glossy foliage on a large shrub or small tree.  Summer. bloom   12-15 ft. x 15 ft.

894-001     Pycnanthemum tenuifolium     ( Narrowleaf mountain mint )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium is a North American native found from the East Coast west to Texas. It is a versatile wildflower that is at home in a variety of sites ranging from prairies, dry woods or low, wet areas. It is characterized by its fine, needle like foliage and its clusters of small flowers that are attractive to both birds and bees. The foliage is very aromatic when crushed.  June to September. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.


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