Sequim plants features for May & June

No updates for awhile. Working to recover from some surgery.


No updates or mail-order for a few months. I am recovering from surgery. ūüôā Visits would be nice! BTW – they sure know how to shave close to the putting green.

Plants will vary in price and container size Some will only be available during dormancy ‚Äď late Fall or early Spring ‚ÄĒ and will be updated this winter. Seed or plant exchanges are always welcome!
Due to PayPal‚Äôs inability to handle and charge appropriate fees for multiple combinations I decided to re-edit all my listings to a ‚Äėplant cost only.‚Äô¬† At the bottom of each listing page will be three default shipping alternatives. I will be happy to combine purchases, and if you send me your zip code I can give you an idea for regional mail alternatives or a Priority Mail rate.

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B S. x judithhindle
Sarracenia Killer Plants, Killer Deals in 3″ pots.¬†I have finally gone overboard on the Pitcher plants. While so besotted I have begun to sell my younger ones. These are some of my favorites: S. x Dana’s Delight, S. purpurea ‘Fat Chance’, S. purpurea venosa Red, S.’Bug Bat,’ S. Catesbaei and S. leucantha ‘Tarnok.’ I also have a few larger ones for sale.¬† Shipping would be difficult in the summer but I hope for some walk in traffic and they are hoping that the new owners will at least buy a brother or sister and not leave them as an only child.¬† $9.95 ea. PICKUP ONLY! You will get to see the beginning of my bog garden!

I also have¬† Venus Fly traps. Dionaea musc. ‘King Henry, D. Akai Rya (Red Dragon) ‘Cup Trap’ (a lovely miniature and D. muscipula ‘Dente’ (Sawtooth) $8.00 ea. Do come on by!

Stachys macrantha Superba
Stachys macrantha in one gallon cans. Masses of lavender¬† flowers in¬†spring begin in June and with deadheading will bloom for months. I have featured it in my Xeric garden to match the Zauschneria shown at the bottom of the page.Why this tough and trouble free beauty is overlooked by gardeners surprises me. It also look great with the unique Origanum’Amethyst Falls’ which I also grow..¬†¬† $8.95 ea. [wpepsc name=”Stachys macrantha’” price=”8.95″]Pickup only, until fall.
Ceanothus ‘Victoria’ in 3.5 inch pots. Masses of vivid¬† dark¬† blue¬†flowers in¬†spring,¬†glossy¬†green¬†leaves. Needs well drained soils, otherwise it is tough and trouble free. Zn 7 ¬† $3.95 ea. [wpepsc name=”Ceanothus ‘Victoria’” price=”3.95″]

Cistus Mickie (Rockrose). This stable variegated form of Cistus hybridus is a low, mounding habit that hugs the ground and creates a super colorful, evergreen color spot. ‘Mickie’ hails from northern Washington State and has survived some brutal winters. Charming white flowers punctuate the flashy¬† bright yellow-gold leaves that have irregular sage green centers. The flowers are held aloft on cherry red stems¬† May through June. Use in fall mixed containers and watch it attract butterflies!. Zn 8¬† In the landscape you might consider it as the foreground plant or understory for Purple Smoke trees or in June. $5.95 ea. [wpepsc name=”Cistus Mickie’” price=”5.95″]

Note: The claimed hardiness is Zones 7-10 and cold hardy to 0 to 10F. So written – I guestion that. Zn 7 is questionable in my mind and anything below 17F will cause damage

Cimicifuga r.atropurpurea2
¬†Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Atropurpurea’ (Bugbane) Deep purple, lacy foliage is topped by fragrant, creamy-white flower racemes (12-18″ long resembling white bottlebrushes on a black stem. Late summer blooming this is a beautiful and long blooming perennial that is ideal for moist woodland sites. I found it interesting that local black and white wasps visited the similarly colored flowers. Butterflies go after it as well and it is an interesting cut flower.¬† Zn 8¬† $1 gal. plants 15.95 ea. and shipping in a large flat rate box. Best shipped in fall!¬†¬† $15.95 ea. [wpepsc name=”Cimicifuga atropurpurea” price=”15.95″]

This is a great backdrop plant as it will grow 4-6 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Part shade is preferable but with good soil moisture it can take Northwest sun and the foliage becomes darker. The cold hardiness is Zn. 4 to 9, somewhere in the -20F range. Rabbit Resistant and wet soil tolerant.

Coreopsis ‘Garnet’ $3.95 in 3.5 inch pots I really hate to use the common name (Tickseed) when describing this beautiful and hard working group of plants. Yellow is the color of preference but this new selection is a bright, garnet red and will bloom profusely from June to October. This is a perennial well suited for container and landscape as it has a compact growth habit and with some deadheading will seemingly bloom forever.¬† ‘Garnet’ would be a great front row plant in an all pink border. Picture it backed by pink coneflowers (Echinacea), Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, and Agastache ‘Raspberry Summer’. Available in June. $3.95 ea. [wpepsc name=”Coreopsis ‘Garnet’” price=”3.95″]
Rhodanthemum hosmariense2
Chrsyanthemum (Chrysanthemopsis)  hosmariense (Mt. Atlas Daisy) Nice one gallon plants will provide you with masses of blooms from spring to fall.  Large yellow-eyed daises dance atop silver-grey foliage. This is one of my ten top rockery plants.  Zn 8  $14.95 ea. and shipping in a large flat rate box.   SOLD OUT
Corydalis flexuosa
¬†Corydalis flexuosa ‘Pere David’¬† Masses of pure¬† blue¬†flowers over dicentra-like foliage,¬† making a vigorous clump in a cool humus position. In pots they are about 3″ tall, but can depending on plant siting be 6 to 12 ” tall.. Zn 7 ¬† 1 gal. cans $9.95 ea. and shipping. Corydalis is a wonderful spring and summer shade plant. Combine it with spring bulbs and perennials such as Tiarella, Dicentra, and Mertensia, or with hostas and ferns. Shooting Star also works well with this plant. [wpepsc name=”Corydalis f.. Pere David price=”9.95″]
¬†Corydalis flexuosa ‚ÄėPurple Leaf‚Äô Blue Corydalis¬†¬† $8.95 in 3.5″ Pots. Good and vigorous culivar of Corydalis flexuosa.¬† This will put on a show in spring into June with lots of vibrant blue flowers above a compact purplish tinged foliage which looks somewhat like a combination a dwarf dicentra and a meadow rue. Perfect in the shade garden where it needs moisture. This will go fairly dormant in the dog days of summer but will start up again in early fall. Zn. 5-9 [wpepsc name=”Corydalis f..purple leaf price=”8.95″]
Delosperma Oberg
Delosperma ‘Oberg’ in 2 inch pots or 3.5. A hardy iceplant ground cover with – Bi-color¬†pink¬†buds – white flowers all¬†summer!.¬†Zn7 ¬† $3.50 ea.¬†¬† Full sun and good drainage, drought tolerant. the flowers are much whiter in bud and fade to pink!¬† [wpepsc name=”Delosperma Oberg” price=”3.50″]
¬†Gentiana acaulis ‘Holzmann’ Awesome large dark¬†blue¬†upward¬†facing¬†trumpets! In bloom now and in one quart cans. $16.95 Best shipped in fall (in a large flat rate box) as they are in blossom. The seed potential and divisions are worth the cost all in itself.[wpepsc name=”Gentiana ‘Holzmann’” price=”16.95″]

Feeling Blue – Grow Gentians!

¬†Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist¬†Wood¬†Cream’ Fabulous¬†pale creamy yellow flowers up to 2″ across with crimson maroon¬†centers!¬†¬† ¬† In 3.5 inch pots. $3.95 ea. Full sun and good drainage, drought tolerant.¬† Zn7¬†[wpepsc name=”Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’” price=”3.95″]

Jovibarba heuffelii (yohv-ih-BAR-ba | heff-EL-ee-eye) are beautiful cold hardy and drought tolerant succulents with varying rich colors that may change by the season. They multiply from offsets which you cut with a knife to propagate. If left alone, the plants form lovely, large clumps and do not multiply on stolons as Sempervivum do. When you want to increase the numbers you cut them in pieces (on the dry side) and replant.These sempervivum relatives are cold hardy to USDA Zone 4 -20¬į to -30¬įF.

Jovibarba heuffelii ‘Beacon Hill’ A plant that combines rosy-purple and gray-green on its satiny leaves. Native to the the Balkans and southern Carpathian mountains, it survives winter temperatures to USDA Zone 4.$6.95 for a 3.5 inch pot. (Needs winter dormancy!) [wpepsc name=”Jovibarba heuffelii ‘Beacon Hill’” price=”6.95″]
Lewisia¬† c. “Regenbogon” Mixture of rainbow -based flower colors on a compact succulent – leaved alpine preferring semi-shade and fast drainage. Blooms May to August. In quart sized pots $7.95 and shipping. Zn 4. I also have smaller plants which are just beginning to bloom! Do ask.[wpepsc name=” Lewisia c. ‘Regenbogen’” price=”7.95″]
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Lewisia cotyledon makes an ideal rockery plant, or a wonderful specimen in a clay pot, tuffa planter. Well sited, single plants will life for 10 years or longer in ideal conditions and will reseed easily. Seedlings with good care can reach flowering potential in less than 3 years. In the winter put them under the western overhang of your house. Blooming 3.5 inch pots $4.95 ea..[wpepsc name=”Lewisia cotyledon” price=”4.95″]
New crop of 3.5 inch pots of Rainbow mix $3.95 ea..[wpepsc name=”Lewisia cotyledon Rainbow mix” price=”4.95″]
chocolate mint
Mint,¬†Chocolate. One of my two favorite mints.¬†Bronzy¬†leaves and¬† low growing, Chocolate mint is a great peppermint with distinct chocolate overtones. This useful mint plant will add an extra sensory delight when infused into coffee or hot chocolate. Some states may have import restrictions on mints! Take your chance. $3.95¬† for 3.5 inch pots and shipping. Zn 3¬†[wpepsc name=”Mint, Chocolate” price=”3.95″]

$2.95¬† for 2 inch pots and shipping. Zn 3¬†[wpepsc name=”Mint, Chocolate” price=”3.95″]

Ophiopogon jap. Nanus
Ophiopogon jap.¬†Nanus (in 3.5 inch pots. Dark forest green grassy¬†foliage suitable as a bonsai companion plant. white- lavender¬†blooms and if lucky navy blue berries. Zn7 ¬† $3.95 ea.¬† [wpepsc name=”Ophiopogon jap. Nanus ” price=”3.95″]
crocus in black mondo grass
Ophiopogon¬†p. ‘Ebony¬†Knight’ Slow grower with velvety¬†black¬†foliage,¬†purple-white¬†blooms and black pearl-like berries..NEW introduction In 3.5 inch pots. For best effect, combine with other interesting foliage colors like above or perhaps purple or red foliaged Heuchera.¬† Zn 7 ¬† Quart sized pots. $7.95 ea. and shipping in a med. flat rate box. (Four plants mix or match can be¬† shipped this way.) This picture is of the O. nigrescens and crocus in my garden.[wpepsc name=”Ophiopogon p. ‘Ebony Knight’” price=”7.95″]
Origanum ‘Herrenhausen’ A bountiful bloomer. In the fall, Origanum Herrenhausen makes an outstanding sight as the already dark-reddish violet flowers of late summer are seen against the basal leaves which become redder – until almost purple. Attractive to butterflies and is drought and deer resistant. Z 5-9 Pot size is 3.5 inches and the price is $3.95.¬† [wpepsc name=”Origanum Herrenhausen” price=”3.95″]
Origanum ‘Amethyst Falls’ New introduction: Just transplanted into 3.5 inch pots.- ready in July. Cascades of bright pink blooms emerge from chartreuse bracts (resembling hops) on very aromatic foliage. Outstanding new ornamental for rock walls, hanging baskets or containers. Amethyst Falls is a spectacular hybrid¬† that blooms in mid-summer and is a showy and very unique perennial variety. Drought resistant and deer resistant as well. Xeric only begins to describe this spectacular hybrid Oregano. Great for rockery use, rock walls or even hanging containers. Outstanding new introduction!¬† $4.95 ea. and shipping.[wpepsc name=”Origanum Amethyst falls” price=”4.95″]¬†

This low maintenance rockery plant prefers average, dryish soil with good winter drainage. Divide every few years in the spring and trim off old stems in spring when new growth appears. Benefits from gravel mulch. Deadhead old blooms to extend flowering period. Flowers are attractive when dried.
Question asked: No it is not vining but does grow wider than high. Say 12-15 inches by some 18 inches wide. It is Xeric and very tough. The foliage is somewhat leathery/plastic like and VERY fragrant. I have been pinching the flower attempts off to get the plants to bush out more. Depending upon taste it would go well with some of the Stachys (lavandulifolius) or macrantha (of which I have a few plants)*family or something that might contrast. Light green sempervivum perhaps.

¬†Rhodohypoxis baurii (Stargrass) Is an enchanting small plant (bulb) originating in S. Africa. They form colorful carpets of flowers and thrive in rocky well drained places and their small grass-like leaves resemble a small blooming lawn. Sale selection from three cultivars is now down to the pink form. All are in full bloom! Next year my collection will have some 12 different cultivars. . The plant is rarely offered and is often used as an accent in the bonsai trade.¬† (Keep on dry side in winter and protect from mice!) Zn 8¬† 3.5 inch pots $7.95 and $5.95 for fall shipping will give you an even more well filled pot. Local pickup is free of course! [wpepsc name=”Rhodohypoxis baurii RED (Stargrass)” price=”7.95″]
Schizostylis Coral
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Coral’ used to be called ‘Kaffir lily’ but political correctness has changed the common name to Crimson Lily. I simply love this family and hope to re stock all the varieties I once carried. For the moment ‘Coral’ is all I have.
All of the cultivars of this remarkable S. African perennial display small cup-shaped flowers that bloom in late summer to fall and makes a great foil against the blues of Agapanthus. The foliage is narrow and iris-like. If you want GLOW in your garden, this is it! Your hummingbirds will thank you as well and it is a great cut flower. 1 qt cans. $9.95 Zones 7 to 9.Cold hardy to 0 to 10 F. It does better with well drained soils and should not be planted in clay.[wpepsc name=”Schizostylis c Coral” price=”9.95″]
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina‘ will liven up any garden with its gold-yellow, evergreen, needle-like foliage. Prefers well drained soils but is drought tolerant and makes an excellent ground cover. As an addition to dark blue or black containers it is a knockout.
Hardiness Zn 3-10[wpepsc name=”Sedum ‘Angelina’” price=”2.95″]
Sedum spath. red
Ground Cover Sedum Collection: 6 different ground cover plants in 2 inch pots, partially bare rooted. $12.00. I can also include a “hardy iceplant’ but only if you live above a Zn 7 climate zone.Hardiness Zn 3-10¬†[wpepsc name=”Sedum 2 inch asst.” price=”12.00″]
4 inch semps 
¬†Sempervivum mix‚ÄĒ succulents that can take severe winter cold, popularly called hens and chicks. 3 inch¬† pots $3.95 ea. and bare rooted. Do check out my Jovibarba page (their cousins.) Do check out this red whopper. I only have two of them but they are six inches across! [wpepsc name=”Sempervivum mix” price=”3.95″]
¬†Silene uniflora ‚ÄėDruett‚Äôs Variegated‚Äô A selected cultivar from England, forming a low cushion of fleshy green leaves, smartly edged in creamy-white. White flowers in spring. Combines beautifully with any of the lower alpine types or as a contrast to bolder leaved plants like Bergenia. $5.95¬† and shipping. Zn 4a-9b [wpepsc name=”Silene uniflora ‚ÄėDruett‚Äôs Variegated‚Äô” price=”5.95″]
Teucrium scorodonia Crispum
Teucrium scorodonia ‘Crispum’ (Wood Sage) Tough but frilly. The unusual, eye-catching leaves of this dwarf, slowly-spreading shrub are lime-green, 2-3″long with a wavy, crinkled appearance. Tough and drought-tolerant it deserves much more use. It would also be a fun addition to a child‚Äôs garden ‚Äď a treat for sight and touch alike. PSh-Sun Zn 5¬†$3.95 and shipping¬† [wpepsc name=”Teucrium scorodonia ‘Crispum’” price=”3.95″]
Viola Molly Sanderson
Viola ‘Irish¬†Molly.’¬† While I’m in a black mood I added this.Viola. ‘Molly Sanderson’ is one of the few plants to have black flowers, making it perfect for eye-catching color quart sized pots. $6.95 and shipping Only four left! [wpepsc name=”Viola ‘Irish Molly.’” price=”6.95″]
I have grown Wasabi for years now and rather than going over all the details I would direct you to my article that explains the how, what and why of growing the plant.¬†I have a limited amount of 3.5 and 4 inch plants available. Shipping would be best in the late fall but these can always be picked up at my place. The price would be $9.95 ea. and shipping.[wpepsc name=”Wasabi japonica” price=”9.95″]1 plant (Single purchase) $9.95


Zauschneria c Sidewinder (aka Epilobium) – $13.95 in one gallon cans. This California Fuchsia has intense scarlet flowers that bloom summer through fall against silvery gray-green small leaves. A low spreading variety that reaches 1-2 feet tall and 2 to three feet wide. Xeric, this is drought tolerant and a very low maintenance plant. Shearing after bloom is advisable Looks great with Artemisia. Zone 8-9 hardiness, meaning it is cold hardy to 10 to 20F. Good drainage is important.¬†[wpepsc name=”Zauschneria Sidewinder” price=”13.95″]

zauschneria garrettii orange carpet
¬†Zauschneria garettii ‘Orange Carpet’ is also known as the Hummingbird Trumpet Flower. The flowers are Brilliant scarlet-orange and begin to bloom in late summer. The green-gray leaves are drought and deer resistant, but hummingbirds and butterflies love it! An excellent choice for a Xeric garden. Plant with purple Agastache. 8-12 inches tall and 15-20 inches wide. This is a very hardy Zauschneria easily surviving zones 6-9 Needs good drainage! 1 gallon plants – $13.95 [wpepsc name=”Zauschneria Orange¬† Carpet” price=”13.95″]
Zauschneria_californica w. artemisia

Zauschneria s. Select Mattole¬† 1 gal. cans – $13.95 Often referred to as White Leaf Fuchsia this selection has frosted silvery leaves that make a stunning contrast with the bright, orange tubular flowers that make the hummingbirds swoon in delight. Mid-summer through mid-fall bloom this is a Great Choice for the Pacific Northwest. Growth is some 8-12 inches tall and 15-18 inches wide making this a great Xeric rock garden plant. With good drainage it is hardy in Zones 7-11. The cold hardiness is between 0 to 10 F. ¬†[wpepsc name=”Zauschneria g. Select Mattole” price=”13.95″]

One of these must be chosen before I can ship.[wpepsc name=”Single purchase” price=”7.95″]1 plant (Single purchase) $7.95

4 plants can fit in a Med. flat rate box $12.50 [wpepsc name=”Medium flat rate box” price=”12.95″]

6 plants can fit in a large flat rate box $16.95 [wpepsc name=”Large flat rate box” price=”16.95″]

All plants can be picked up at my place given notice. The Google Map.

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Sequim plants features for May & June — 1 Comment

  1. Letter to a friend. …. Regarding healing from surgery.
    “Went shopping and got a prescription refill. Interesting help at my drug store. I have to bandage and care for these two incisions and sterile gauze bandages are pretty rough and expensive.
    The surgeon recommended I buy maxi pads instead. Absorbent and soft. PERFECT! Best of all they are cheaper. Now these come in all sizes and absorbancy standards so I asked the store manager who was stocking to assist.

    She and I found a ‘slim’ thin one (as it is not draining badly) that had no ‘scent or odor reducing chemicals in it.
    I then mentioned that I could not find an ice pak in such a shape. Be it panties or jockey shorts this could be cinched up to the groin. She HAD the item … it simply was stocked in a different isle. WOOPIE … am I going to be cool or what?

    Pharmacist: I explained my negative reaction to ADVIL and the pharmacist went to the ‘over the counter’ isle and suggested I try Aleve instead. Not like Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin this Naproxen product might work. Neither of the doctors had suggested this as an alternative.
    This drugs store got a big thumbs up!!!

    I am sure that there are side effects to this as well and since high blood pressure is not an issue, I can only see low platelet clotting to be a concern. Same for my one baby aspirin a day.

    Still, I will have to use something other than that opiate Oxycodron (now reduced to less than half the dosage the surgeon prescribed. Some things one just has to work out oneself. It also depends upon ones individual pain threshold level. Mine is quite high.

    Finding relief in the feminine products isle certainly made me smile. ūüôā Next it will be MIDOL. Just kidding. Interesting though. Depending upon the formalization ‘Midol’ can be Acetaminophen, Ibufrofen, or Naproxen. So much to be said for “reading the label.”ÔĽŅ

    I was so taken by that service, I wrote the company my compliment. Something customers rarely do, although they are ever quick to gripe and make complaints.
    “It made my day” and I must have brought a smile to the ladies as well.
    Hats off to all the kindness out there! As in poetry, sometimes a few measured words can frame so much more. Finding the time to assist someone in need is the same.

    Herb Zorro Senft

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