Houstonia
Houstonia serpyllifolia 'Mountaineer' (Mountaineer Thymeleaf Bluet)

Houstonia serpyllifolia 'Mountaineer' (Mountaineer Thymeleaf Bluet)

Part SunZone: 5-8, at least 3" tall Origin: USA
NEW! We are thrilled to offer this wonderful selection of the native Houstonia serpyllifolia that plantsman Paul James discovered in West Virginia. I was amazed to see the 2' wide clumps in his mountaintop Virginia garden and determined to get it into cultivation. H. serpyllifolia requires slightly moist soil and a few hours of part sun. Outside of that, it resents competition from other plants...slightly narcissistic, but we can overlook that. The teeny tiny green leaves form a 1" tall x 8" wide ground-hugging mat in one season, topped from mid-April through mid-May (NC) with equally teeny tiny sky blue flowers...not especially easy, but worth the effort. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08273
$12.00  


Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens 'Spirit' PPAF (Spirit Mountain Hydrangea)

Hydrangea arborescens 'Spirit' PPAF (Spirit Mountain Hydrangea)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-8 48" tall Origin: USA
(aka: H. 'NCHA1') We are thrilled to offer this breeding breakthrough from NCSU Professor Tom Ranney. Tom has taken the US native (New York south to Florida) Hydrangea arborescens and created a sterile (mophead) form with rich pink flowers...in other words a pink-flowered Hydrangea 'Annabelle', with slightly smaller 6" wide flower heads (10" if cut to the ground in spring). The name 'Spirit' is a tribute to those dealing with and surviving breast cancer, (despite officially being rejected by the really bright EU breeders rights officials who prefer nonsensical names). A royalty from every plant sold goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Although H. 'Spirit' is quite drought-tolerant, a well-drained moist soil is best. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08782
$22.00  


Hymenocallis
Hymenocallis caribaea 'Superstar' (Superstar Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis caribaea 'Superstar' (Superstar Spider Lily)

SunZone: 7b-10 40" tall Origin: Caribbean
We received this plant in a shipment of "Mexican mixed crinums" from south of the border, so imagine our surprise when one turned out to be a form of Hymenocallis caribaea. When compared to H. 'Tropical Giant' , the 40" long leaves are much more glossy and darker green, measuring about 2.75" wide, compared to 2" for H. 'Tropical Giant'. The 3' wide clumps are topped with stalks of huge spider-like white flowers that measure nearly 1' from tip to tip, held just above the foliage in summer. Moist to slightly moist soils are best. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07916
$22.00  


Hymenocallis caribaea 'Tropical Giant' (Tropical Giant Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis caribaea 'Tropical Giant' (Tropical Giant Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This old garden hybrid that inhabits abandoned home sites in the South is one of the most reliable of the spider lilies. The lush, glossy green, amaryllis-like foliage forms a dramatic clump that, while very drought-tolerant, multiplies well when kept moist. In early July, the 2' tall x 3' wide clumps are topped with sweetly fragrant, white spider-like flowers. The small daffodil-like cup is highlighted with long white extensions that give the spidery appearance. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03015
$18.00  


Hymenocallis coronaria Bibb Co. Alabama (Cahaba Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis coronaria Bibb Co. Alabama (Cahaba Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10, at least 20" tall Origin: USA
NEW! This very rare spider lily is an East and Gulf Coast native, growing in riverine rock cracks. Despite this unusual habitat, it adapts well to moist garden conditions, and is very easy to grow from seed. Our plants are propagated from a population in Bibb Co. Alabama. The strap-like green foliage gives rise to 20" stalks in early summer, topped with 1.5" wide, very fragrant, petunia-like flowers...3 or more per stalk. From the center of each flower, emerge 6 evenly spaced white whiskers that extend well past the flower itself. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #02461
$18.00  


Hymenocallis howardii (Howard's Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis howardii (Howard's Spider Lily)

SunZone: 8-10, at least 24" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! This rare spider lily was discovered in the west Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit by the late Thad Howard of Texas and named in 1989. Compared to many other hymenocallis, H. howardii is much smaller, producing a clump of narrow glaucous-green leaves and topped, from mid-June through mid-July, with 2' tall spikes of large spider-like pure white flowers. We have found this very easy to grow in average to dry garden soils. Thanks to Thad for sharing this before his death, with the charge to get it propagated and into the trade. We overwintered this without any problem at 9 degrees F until a subsequently wet and frozen winter killed our original clump, so, note to self...provide really good winter drainage and plant deep enough to avoid frozen soils! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08111
$15.00  


Hymenocallis liriosme (Spring Marsh Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis liriosme (Spring Marsh Spider Lily)

SunZone: 6-9, guessing 30" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! This great US native, discovered in 1951, calls the ditches and swamps from east Texas across to Alabama home. Hymenocallis liriosme is composed of glossy leaves emerging from a black-sheathed bulb. The 30" tall flower stalks emerge in mid-spring, topped starting in late April (NC) with a cluster of 4-7 fragrant upfacing white cupped flowers highlighted by bright yellow throats. This is a very easy-to-grow garden plant in slightly moist soil. Our offerings are grown from a population in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03584
$16.00  


Hymenocallis liriosme 'Rayville' (Spring Marsh Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis liriosme 'Rayville' (Spring Marsh Spider Lily)

SunZone: 6-9, guessing 20" tall Origin: USA
NEW! This great US native, discovered in 1951, calls the ditches and swamps from east Texas across to Alabama home. This offering is a clone from a population in Rayville, Louisiana (Richland Parish). Hymenocallis liriosme is composed of glossy hippeastrum-like leaves emerging from a black-sheathed bulb. This form has shorter flowering stalks (20" tall) than the other clones we have offered. The stalks top the clump in early May (NC) with a cluster of 4-7 nocturnally fragrant, upfacing, white-cupped flowers highlighted with bright yellow throats. This is a very easy-to-grow garden plant in average to slightly moist soil. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #05511
$15.00  


Hymenocallis maximiliani (Maximilian's Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis maximiliani (Maximilian's Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10 24" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This superb and easy-to-grow spider lily hails from the Mexican state of Guerrero, but was granted US amnesty in 1986. It makes a 3' tall x 3' wide clump, similar in size to Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant', but with much narrower, glossy green foliage. For us, it begins flowering in June and continues through July. Each 3' tall flowering stalk is topped with several huge, white, spider-like flowers composed of a central white cup and narrow white sepals that extend 7" tip to tip. It thrives in moist rich soils but is incredibly tolerant of all but the worst drought conditions...a splendid and very floriferous garden plant. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04991
$16.00  


Hymenocallis 'New Lion' (New Lion Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis 'New Lion' (New Lion Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, at least 24" tall Origin: Mexico
NEW! While I picked up this little known hymenocallis on a road trip through Texas in 2001, Thad Howard found his original plants as a garden specimen in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, hence the name 'New Lion'. According to Scott Ogden, it's probably an old Mexican hybrid. Regardless, it's been a superb garden plant here in NC, forming large 4' wide clumps, composed of 30" long, slightly glaucous, blunt-tipped leaves. The clumps are topped, starting in late June through the summer, with 2' spikes of large, fragrant white cups, highlighted by long white whiskers. The late Thad Howard in his book, Bulbs for Warm Climates, comments "This is one of the finest species for cultivation, as it can take somewhat dry conditions." Durable and easy about sums it up from our experience also. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08624
$18.00  


Hymenocallis pygmaea (Dwarf Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis pygmaea (Dwarf Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10, at least 8" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: A20NC-022) This amazing and very rare NC native is found only in a few small populations in eastern NC. The seed from which our original plant was grown is from Columbus Co., NC. This small spider lily has very narrow, green leaves that are only 8" tall. In moist garden soils, it multiplies very rapidly. In late spring, the foliage is topped with 1' tall spikes of large white spider-lily flowers...a great garden plant. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05872
$16.00  


Hymenocallis riparia (Mexican River Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis riparia (Mexican River Spider Lily)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7b-10, at least 15" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Hymenocallis acutiflora v. riparia) Hymenocallis riparia is an easy-to-grow spider lily hailing from the southwest Mexican states of Jalisco and Colima, where it grows along streams. While it likes it wet, we have grown it with great success in typical garden soils. The 2' wide clumps of narrow fleshy green leaves are topped in June with 18" spikes of white spider-like flowers. Thanks to bulb guru, the late Thad Howard of Texas, for sharing seeds with us. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05563
$16.00  


Hymenocallis traubii (Traub's Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis traubii (Traub's Spider Lily)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10, possibly colder 12" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! We received this wonderful spider lily from plantsman Logan Calhoun, just prior to his death, and it's been a star in our spring garden ever since. This slowly stoloniferous species produces more narrow-leaf, small green rosettes just a few inches apart. Despite spreading, it is not aggressive...in psychobabble terms, it plays well with others. In late April (NC), the plants are topped with a 1' flowering stalk, which holds two to three narrow-petaled, pure white, spider-like flowers. A patch of these in flower is truly magical when the sweet fragrance perfumes the air. While we have grown Hymenocallis traubii in a variety of conditions, it likes nothing better than a good pitcher plant bog. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05551
$16.00  


Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister' (Tropical Giant Sister Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister' (Tropical Giant Sister Spider Lily)

SunZone: 7-10, at least 36" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing hymenocallis makes a 3' wide clump of 30" long, glossy green leaves topped, starting in mid-June, with numerous 3' tall flowering spikes. The nocturnal sweetly-fragrant flowers are composed of a central white cup, surrounded by long white sepals measuring an amazing 11" from tip to tip. Each spike holds up to a dozen flowers on long 6" pedicels. Hymenocallis prefers a moist soil, but is very tolerant of extended dry periods. Thanks to bulb guru Thad Howard for sharing this with us. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07982
$20.00  


Hypericum
Hypericum buckleii 'Appalachian Sun' (Appalachian Sun Blue Ridge St. John's Wort)

Hypericum buckleii 'Appalachian Sun' (Appalachian Sun Blue Ridge St. John's Wort)

Sun to Part SunZone: 5-8 10" tall Origin: USA
NEW! My first encounter with the rare Hypericum buckleii (also spelled buckleyi depending on which version of the nomenclature code you use) was in the mountains of North Carolina, then later I enjoyed its company in our home rock garden. I was fascinated at how this delightful Southern Appalachian native had escaped cultivation for so long, but now we are glad to announce its time is here. Hypericum 'Appalachian Sun' makes an 18" wide mound of branches that can reach 10" tall, adorned with tiny green leaves and topped in midsummer with small yellow flowers. H. 'Appalachian Sun' is a seed strain developed at Sahin Seed in Holland. Good drainage, slightly acidic soils and a moist, but well-drained site are perfect. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08897
$12.00  


Hypoxis
Hypoxis iridifolia (Shiny Stargrass)

Hypoxis iridifolia (Shiny Stargrass)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, at least 18" tall Origin: S. Africa
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Hypoxis nitida) Hypoxis iridifolia is one of many delightful garden-worthy stargrasses native to South Africa. After growing Hypoxis iridifolia for nearly a decade, we finally got around to propagating a few to share. The vase-shaped clump of 30" long, fondle-worthy soft, white, hairy recurving green leaves compose a unique 18" tall, 3-sided clump. The 18" tall flower spike, which ends in large, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers, adorns the clump starting in early June. Hypoxis iridifolia prefers well-drained soils, especially in the winter months. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08375
$12.00  


Ilex
Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' (Dwarf Pagoda Holly)

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' (Dwarf Pagoda Holly)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6b-9, at least 20" tall Origin: Japan
Open House/Web-Only! From the Rutgers holly breeding program of Dr. Elwin Orton (Ilex 'Mariesii' x Ilex 'John Nosal') comes this fabulous rock garden specimen. Although most true plant nuts have grown to hate this species of holly, this selection causes everyone to marvel. The natural shape essentially forms a tiny bonsai of closely stacked, tiny, dark green round leaves. The painfully slow growth rate, 20" tall in 10 years, is almost as fast as watching paint dry (a favorite Southern pastime). This is a superb plant for even the tiniest rock garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03387
$14.00  


Illicium
Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' (Florida Sunshine Anise)

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' (Florida Sunshine Anise)

Light ShadeZone: 6-9 60" tall Origin: USA
NEW! We brought three golden seedlings of the rare Florida endemic Illicium parviflorum back from a 2000 visit to Florida plantsman, Charles Webb. After several years of evaluation, we selected one plant for introduction as I. 'Florida Sunshine'. Our 7-year-old specimen has become a small shrub to 5' tall x 3' wide of anise-fragranced chartreuse gold foliage during the spring and summer. As the weather cools in fall, the leaf color brightens to screaming yellow, then a near parchment color by midwinter. During the same time, the upper stems take on a brilliant red cast, contrasting vividly with the leaves. In sun, the winter foliage will scorch, so we recommend this be grown in light shade....a stunning beacon in the winter garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06945
$16.00  


Impatiens
Impatiens arguta 'Blue Dream' (Blue Dream Hardy Impatiens)

Impatiens arguta 'Blue Dream' (Blue Dream Hardy Impatiens)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7b-9, at least 24" tall Origin: China, Nepal, Tibet
Open House/Web-Only! From California's Derick Pitman comes this vigorous selection of the hardy Impatiens arguta. Impatiens arguta hails from 6,000'-9,000' in the mountains from Nepal, Tibet, and into western China. The open branches are adorned with widely-spaced, large, tubular, blue-lavender flowers, produced from midsummer though fall. This clone can easily grow to 2' tall x 6' wide in one season but remains in a clump and is airy enough so, like a speeding car on an interstate, other plants weave their way through, creating interesting combinations. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07387
$14.00  


Impatiens sp. 'Sichuan Gold' (Sichuan Gold Impatiens)

Impatiens sp. 'Sichuan Gold' (Sichuan Gold Impatiens)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 5b-8, at least 18" tall Origin: China
(aka: I. sp. CPC 19.4.01 #1A) This Darrell Probst collection comes from China's rich Sichuan Province. We are still uncertain about the species, but I. 'Sichuan Gold' has performed quite well in our trials. From underground stolons, I. 'Sichuan Gold' makes a nice open colony of stalks that play well with others. Slightly moist soils are best but not necessary. The 18" tall stalks are clothed with green leaves and are topped, starting in mid-June and continuing into October (NC), with 3" branched flower stalks of large yellow flowers. You can forget about trying to root cuttings of this one...divisions only. In trials it has survived -18 degrees F in Minnesota with no snow cover...amazing! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06276
$14.00  


Indigofera
Indigofera kirilowii (Chinese Indigo)

Indigofera kirilowii (Chinese Indigo)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4b-8 18" tall Origin: China
Open House/Web-Only! Our cuttings of this Chinese native came from Christopher Lloyd via designer Edith Eddleman. The 18" tall, pea-foliaged stems arise from the slow-moving (NOT INVASIVE) rhizome. The miniature, wisteria-like pink flower clusters (6" long) cascade from the tops of the stems in spring and into early summer...WOW! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00674
$13.00  


Indigofera 'Little Pinkie' (Whose Yo Daddy Hybrid Indigo)

Indigofera 'Little Pinkie' (Whose Yo Daddy Hybrid Indigo)

SunZone: 6-9, guessing 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Just outside our bedroom window, in the cool of the evening, some horticultural hanky panky was taking place. Before we knew it, there was an offspring making itself at home in our clump of Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet'. We watched for several years while the 2' tall x 3' wide mass of semi-woody stems grew and adorned themselves with small upright spikes of cerise-pink flowers from spring through summer. After careful examination, we can only conclude that a nearby Indigofera amblyantha is probably the baby-daddy although we have yet to perform a paternity test. Nevertheless, you can adopt yours today. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07808
$13.00  


Ipheion
Ipheion peregrinans 'Rolf Fiedler' (Rolf Fiedler Starflower)

Ipheion peregrinans 'Rolf Fiedler' (Rolf Fiedler Starflower)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7-10 5" tall Origin: Uruguay
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Tristagma peregrinans) The easy-to-grow selection of Ipheion peregrinans is a true star of the winter rock garden. The 5" long, narrow, glaucous green allium-like foliage emerges in late winter, laying flat against the soil. Beginning for us in mid-March, the clumps are topped with 1" fluorescent azure blue flowers. The slowly stoloniferous plants, which spread to 2' wide patches in 5 years, flower for two months in our garden. Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler' is great when used with gold foliage or golden flowered bulbs in early spring. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05268
$11.00  


Ipheion uniflorum 'Greystone' (Greystone Starflower)

Ipheion uniflorum 'Greystone' (Greystone Starflower)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6b-9, at least 8" tall Origin: Argentina, S. America
Open House/Web-Only! This selection of Ipheion uniflorum comes from the garden of NC's Norman Beal, who selected it for its large pure white flowers. For us, the clumps of waxy grey-green foliage are topped in March and early April (NC) with stalks of white flowers that obscure the foliage. By late May, the clumps are dormant for the summer months. We recommend dividing the clumps every 3-5 years and either sharing with your neighbors or starting a nursery...just kidding. A horticultural circumcision in late spring, a la Lorena Bobbitt, will prevent unwanted offspring. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08519
$11.00  


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