Tamarix
Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink Cascade' (Pink Cascade Salt Cedar)

Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink Cascade' (Pink Cascade Salt Cedar)

SunZone: 3-8, at least 144" tall Origin: Europe, Asia
NEW! Tamarix ramosissima is a plant like lantana or impatiens, that can be great or problematic depending on where it is grown. In our NC climate, it is a phenomenal garden performer, thriving in both dry or moist soils. The 12' tall woody stems are adorned with glaucous juniper-like foliage, and topped from May until frost with stunning open plumes of light pink flowers...a great source of honeybee nectar. In desert climates, it should not be planted since it gets carried away by vigorously reseeding near waterways and riparian areas...even in saltwater. Perhaps planting millions of these in the Southwest during the WPA projects of the 1930s wasn't such a great idea. We, however, have grown this for 2 decades and have never seen the first seedling. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08757
$12.00  


Tanacetum
Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold' (Gold Leaf Tansy)

Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold' (Gold Leaf Tansy)

SunZone: 4-8 24" tall Origin: Europe, Asia
Amazing! Wow! This is the most excited I've been in a long time about a plant (stop laughing!). This amazing tansy originated in the now-defunct Isla Nursery in Cambridgeshire, UK, but it is now making a big splash on this side of the pond. When planted in an average-to-dry site, the brilliant lacy, deer-resistant foliage emerges bright gold in early spring and remains so until frost. This easy-to-grow herb is gorgeous where golden foliage is needed in the perennial border. It truly proves to be a beacon all summer...superb! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04219
$12.00  


Tetrapanax
Tetrapanax papyrifera (Rice Paper Plant)

Tetrapanax papyrifera (Rice Paper Plant)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7b-10 80" tall Origin: Taiwan
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 8-19-2010 This amazing tropical-looking favorite is grown as a dieback perennial from Zone 8 north, and as a shrub from Zone 8 south. The fast-growing, thick, fuzzy, upright stems are clothed with large, equally fuzzy, green castor bean-like leaves emerging from an underground rhizome. Rice paper plant will spread underground in good soils, so don't plant it near small defenseless plants. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04676
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Teucrium
Teucrium cossonii (Pineapple Germander)

Teucrium cossonii (Pineapple Germander)

SunZone: 7b-10, at least 4" tall Origin: Mediterranean Europe
NEW! (aka: T. majoricum) I love this plant and, no, I don't say that about all the plants we grow! This wonderful hot weather, drought-tolerant groundcover hails from the alkaline, rocky regions around Majorca, Spain. T. cossonii forms a tight 4" tall x 4' wide mass (3 years) of stems adorned with tiny grey leaves that have a herby fragrance. We held a Studio 54 reunion-like staff sniff-in, and were still unable to reach a consensus on the exact fragrance, but it ain't pineapple. The evergreen clumps are adorned with short spikes of purple flowers, nonstop from June until frost...an insect favorite. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08509
$12.00  


Teucrium marum (Kitty Crack)

Teucrium marum (Kitty Crack)

SunZone: 7b-10 24" tall Origin: Spain
NEW! You've never seen stupid pet tricks until you've seen a cat stoned on kitty crack. Teucrium marum is a delightful compact shrubby mint to 2' tall x 3' wide, covered in tiny fragrant green leaves and equally tiny reddish pink flowers from July through September. As soon as your cats find it, the plant is no more since they will roll in, over, and around it until they get so high they finally stagger off. Teucrium marum hails from the hot and dry regions of Spain...the source of many other good drugs. Grab the video camera and wait for the show. Warning...if your cat is unable to control their recreational use of Teucrium marum, we recommend a sturdy cage for your plants or an extended stay in kitty rehab. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08687
$12.00  


Thalictrum
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Black Stockings Meadow Rue)

Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Black Stockings Meadow Rue)

SunZone: 5-8, at least 72" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This stunning new meadow rue from the Terra Nova breeding program forms a 6' tall clump of lacy green, deer-resistant foliage topped with large, pink flower heads reminiscent of Thalictrum rochebrunianum, but in this case, highlighted by jet-black stems. Breeding labels went missing, so we don't know the exact parentage behind this splendid hybrid. While Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' is very easy to grow under most garden conditions, moist rich soils result in optimal performance. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06482
$14.00  


Thalictrum rochebrunianum Korean Form (Giant Meadow Rue)

Thalictrum rochebrunianum Korean Form (Giant Meadow Rue)

Sun to Part SunZone: 5-9 60" tall Origin: Korea
Open House/Web-Only! We have quite a few meadow rues, fewer rues, and no meadows, but I digress. This Korean collection of the popular Thalictrum rochebrunianum has drawn raves from garden visitors. The sturdy, purple-black stems are clothed with thumbnail-shaped, blue-green leaflets. The deer-resistant clumps expand skyward starting in spring and are soon topped for months, beginning in early summer, with large flower heads of purple and yellow (purple petals and oversized yellow anthers). This meadow rue is incredibly showy and allows for some really cool color combos in the border...striking! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04459
$13.00  


Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Splendide Meadow Rue)

Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Splendide Meadow Rue)

Sun to Part SunZone: 3-8, guessing 108" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! Holy S...! This giant meadow rue from French heuchera breeder, Thierry Delabroye popped up as a garden seedling resulting from a midnight rendevous between the Chinese T. delavayi and T. elegans...oh, those hot French liaisons! The result is a 9' tall stalk, composed of lacy, deer-resistant foliage, the top 3' of which is a massive 4' wide cloud-like cluster of lavender-pink dangling flowers starting in late June (NC) and continuing until late summer. Because of the immense floral weight, the stems are more slanted than the politics on MSNBC, so a support structure of strong neighbors is suggested. T. 'Splendide' also had its tubes snipped (legal in France), so don't worry about having unwanted meadow rues to support. Rich soils, like relatives, are highly recommended. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08554
$16.00  


Thelypteris
Thelypteris beddomei 'Korean Traveler' (Korean Maiden Fern)

Thelypteris beddomei 'Korean Traveler' (Korean Maiden Fern)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6-9, guessing 18" tall Origin: Korea
Thelypteris beddomei is the Asian equivalent of the US native, Thelypteris noveboracensis. This marvelous deciduous deer-resistant fern makes an elegant groundcover to 6' wide in 4 years, admired by large numbers of our garden visitors. The 18" tall x 3" wide, finely cut, light-green fronds are held upright on the creeping rhizomes. Our offering comes from spores collected on Korea's famed Cheju Island. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04547
$13.00  


Thelypteris kunthii (Abundant Maiden Fern)

Thelypteris kunthii (Abundant Maiden Fern)

Part Sun to ShadeZone: 6-9, at least 30" tall Origin: USA
(syn: Thelypteris normalis) This robust fern is one of our favorite southeast natives and is probably the most spectacular fern we grow...but then, we happen to like abundant maidens in our garden. The large, triangular fronds of light green, produced all summer, contrast nicely with the white stipes (stems) that support them. The slowly rhizomatous deer-resistant clumps spread nicely to make incredible woodland masses. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #00764
$13.00  


Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri 'Austin City Limits' (Austin City Limits Lindheimer's Maiden Fern)

Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri 'Austin City Limits' (Austin City Limits Lindheimer's Maiden Fern)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7-9, possibly colder 24" tall Origin: USA
(aka: T. normalis A2T-025) This wonderful but virtually unknown deciduous fern is closely related to, if not the same as, T. kunthii. Scott Ogden took me to a road cut in Comal Co., Texas (about 40 minutes south of the Austin city limits), where this tough fern was growing quite well among the beer cans and remains of slow armadillos. For us, this particular form makes a very attractive deer-resistant patch (5' wide in 5 years) of thick, 2' tall x 6" wide, light green fronds. This has become one of our favorite and most durable garden ferns...even without the Texas roadside accessories. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04847
$14.00  


Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri 'Weekend at Boerne' (Lindheimer's Maiden Fern)

Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri 'Weekend at Boerne' (Lindheimer's Maiden Fern)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7-9, possibly colder 36" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Thelypteris ovata var. lindheimeri A3T-028) During a weekend at Boerne (pronounced "Bernie"), Texas, I stumbled (not for the reasons you imagine) on this stunning form of Thelypteris normalis var. lindheimeri growing along the edge of Wasp Creek. Unlike the 18" tall form we already grew, this gem reached 3' tall with upright but elegantly arching, light green fronds. Everyone who has seen this at our garden has asked about it, so we've coaxed a few spores along. We grow this slowly stoloniferous fern in dry sand, showing that it thrives in a wide range of conditions. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06913
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Thermopsis
Thermopsis lupinoides (Asian False Yellow Lupine)

Thermopsis lupinoides (Asian False Yellow Lupine)

SunZone: 2-8 36" tall Origin: Russia
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing Russian native is one of the most spectacular of the early season baptisia-relatives. In early April (NC), the easy to grow, 3' tall x 3' wide clump is topped with short spikes of yellow flowers...great for an early season burst of color...simply sensational! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08677
$12.00  


Tiarella
Tiarella 'Mystic Mist' PPAF (Mystic Mist Foam Flower)

Tiarella 'Mystic Mist' PPAF (Mystic Mist Foam Flower)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 4-8, at least 5" tall Origin: USA Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This exciting Terra Nova introduction makes a 5" tall x 1' wide clump of white frosted, maple-shaped leaves, each highlighted with wide, dark-purple central veins. The clumps are topped with short bottlebrush spikes of white flowers in early spring. We are very impressed with the improved vigor over earlier variegated foam flowers. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08312
$13.00  


Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' PP  13,382 PVR (Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower)

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' PP 13,382 PVR (Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 3-9a 8" tall Origin: USA
New crop available 8-19-2010 This 2002 release from the Terra Nova breeding program is the best pink-flowered foam flower we have seen. The 1' wide clump of strongly dissected, shiny green foliage, highlighted with a central black blotch, is topped in late spring with a dazzling display of 1' tall pink "brushes." We think you will find this a very special addition to the woodland garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05106
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Tigridia
Tigridia pavonia coll. #D12-16 (Mexican Shell Flower)

Tigridia pavonia coll. #D12-16 (Mexican Shell Flower)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7b-10 24" tall Origin: Mexico
Holy Cow! When our first shell flowers opened in the nursery, employees were so excited we mistakenly thought it was payday! Frankly, we grow a lot of plants, but few can compare in glory to the Mexican shell flowers. Atop grey-green foliage, which resembles a palm tree seedling, emerge 1' tall stalks topped with giant 2-3" wide cups of pinky orange with yellow and brown markings. Our offerings are seed grown from a Yucca Do collection, found growing under the shade of a sycamore in a summer flooded, red clay ditch at 5,100' elevation in Nuevo Leone, Mexico. These bulbs are quite an improvement over the cool-loving Peruvian stock sold by most bulb firms. For us, tigridias begin flowering in early July and the parade of one day-only flowers can continue sporadically for over a month. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04941
$13.00  


Tinantia
Tinantia pringlei coll. #A1M-77 (Speckled Wandering Jew)

Tinantia pringlei coll. #A1M-77 (Speckled Wandering Jew)

Part Sun to Light ShadeZone: 7-10 10" tall Origin: Mexico
Open House/Web-Only! This amazing collection, from our 1994 expedition to Mexico (3,800' in the Sierra Chiquita Mountains), has stunned us all, not only by making a superb garden plant, but by surviving the last six winters. The wiry purple stems are adorned with olive-green leaves, speckled with large purple dots. As the breeze blows, the dark purple backs reveal another nice contrast. From late summer until fall, the clumps are topped with tiny, light lavender, spiderwort-like flowers. Our 6-year-old clumps are 3' wide...great for underplanting in the woodland garden or in containers. Expect a few babies to be scattered around in good soils. Thanks to Smithsonian botanist Bob Faden for the identification! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03145
$12.00  


Titanotrichum
Titanotrichum oldhammii (Oldham's Gold Woodland Foxglove)

Titanotrichum oldhammii (Oldham's Gold Woodland Foxglove)

Part Sun to ShadeZone: 7b-10 10" tall Origin: China
Don't bother to look it up, 'cause you won't find it...except in the tropical books where it's a Zone 9 plant. From China, via our friend Ozzie Johnson, comes this remarkably hardy gesneriad (African violet cousin). It was great to finally see it in Taiwan in 2008, where it clung to nearly vertical rock cliffs. The fuzzy basal leaves make a nice small clump to 12" wide, which in September and October is topped with 1' spikes of dramatic, golden yellow bells with vivid, cinnamon-red centers. One look will bring you to your knees...I promise! It has survived 0 degrees F in our garden with good winter drainage. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #02433
$15.00  


Tovara
Tovara 'Brushstrokes' (Brushstrokes Fleece Flower)

Tovara 'Brushstrokes' (Brushstrokes Fleece Flower)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8 24" tall Origin: unknown
Open House/Web-Only! This stunning tovara was brought into the US by Terra Nova's Dan Heims, who saw it in a garden in Tasmania. We have been unable to determine the species so far. The leaves are darker green and much thicker than Tovara 'Painters Palette', with a unique, velvety appearance highlighted by a dark chevron pattern. The 2' tall, upright clumps are topped with alien-like, red-flowering antennae in very late fall; therefore, seeding is minimized in most climates. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06425
$12.00  


Trachelospermum
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum' (Variegated Confederate Jasmine)

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Variegatum' (Variegated Confederate Jasmine)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, at least 240" tall Origin: China, Japan, Korea
NEW! I've grown this splendid vine near my home for nearly 20 years, but for some crazy reason, we've never offered it, so it's time to make amends. T. jasminoides 'Variegatum' is one of the finest vines for the Southeast with thick, round evergreen leaves, edged and blotched with white. The foliage adorns the twining vine which attaches via octopus-like tentacles to inanimate objects like fences, gazebos, and old cars. In May, the vine is laden with the most exquisitely fragrant, small white flowers you can imagine...like walking by the department store perfume counter in front of a commissioned saleswoman! This clone is one of the hardiest we have grown, having sailed though 0 degrees F in 1996. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08783
$13.00  


Trachycarpus
Trachycarpus fortunei Taylor Form (Windmill Palm)

Trachycarpus fortunei Taylor Form (Windmill Palm)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, at least 240" tall Origin: China
We are very excited to again offer plants from the famed Taylor's Nursery palms. Originally, two windmill palms with distinctive leaf shapes were purchased from Florida and planted at Taylor's Nursery in Raleigh nearly a half-century ago. One tree survived and endured our record -9 degrees F temperature in the '80s. Fruiting offspring from this tree are planted around Raleigh, including the local Jaycee Park palm garden. This wonderful trunked palm may or may not be a hybrid with T. wagnerianus, but it is most certainly very hardy! Our plants this season are particularly large and in need of transplanting...they could instantly fill a 1 gallon pot. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03880
$20.00  


Trachycarpus fortunei Tennessee Form (Hardy Windmill Palm)

Trachycarpus fortunei Tennessee Form (Hardy Windmill Palm)

SunZone: 7b-9, at least 240" tall Origin: China
Open House/Web-Only! Thanks to palm collector Will Taylor of Athens, Tennessee, for sharing seed of a Trachycarpus fortunei that has been growing and fruiting for years at his home in Zone 7a, between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We're always on the lookout for hardy selections of windmill palms, and we are excited to add another to our list. Will originally purchased these from a local nursery in 1996, and they have endured -2 degrees F, unprotected in the ground. When planted in plenty of sun, Trachycarpus fortunei is very fast growing, but be sure to protect it in colder zones for the first couple of winters. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07243
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Trachycarpus 'Hayes Stiffie' (Hayes Stiff Windmill Palm)

Trachycarpus 'Hayes Stiffie' (Hayes Stiff Windmill Palm)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-9, at least 240" tall Origin: Hybrid
Plantsman and palm guru Hayes Jackson shared seed of this fast-growing Trachycarpus hybrid that he refers to as his "stiff leaf form." Hayes thinks it might be a T. wagnerianus x T. fortunei cross, but those who know for sure aren't talking. The 20' tall trunk has leaves whose tips don't become limp, as is the case with T. fortunei. Hayes has grown this for many years in his Anniston, Alabama, garden with no damage. Having seen it in person in 2006, I can attest that it is both unique and impressive...the palm, that is. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07240
$16.00  


Trachycarpus wagnerianus (Wagner's Windmill Palm)

Trachycarpus wagnerianus (Wagner's Windmill Palm)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-9 240" tall Origin: unknown
This hard-to-find palm is one of the true mysteries of the palm world, as it has never been recorded from the wild. In cultivation, palmophiles recognize it as one of the hardiest of the trachycarpus group. In stature, it makes a 20' tall trunk exactly like T. fortunei except the stiff round leaves are stunningly beautiful and much shorter (18" diameter compared to 33" diameter for T. fortunei). Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04903
$16.00  


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