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Ornamental Grasses V

Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ (syn. ‘Casca11’) – A relatively new introduction with intense powdery-blue evergreen foliage throughout the year. It bears tan flower spikes in early summer which can be trimmed backed afterwards. This clumping grass looks great when mass … Continue reading

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Hardy Water Lilies & Aquatic Plants

Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Fire Opal’ (Slocum 1987) – A hardy water lily with fragrant, peony-form flowers (about 5-6″ across) of a rich fuchsia pink, borne from June to September. The new leaves emerge burgundy-red and mature to green, eventually growing 7-10″ … Continue reading

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Sarracenia / Pitcher Plants

Sarracenia x ‘Dana’s Delight’ – This hybrid Pitcher Plant is a cross between two species, Sarracenia leucophylla and S. willisii. The pitcher and hood are quite ornate with a green base and burgundy-red veining (sharply contrasted by white) on the … Continue reading

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Elements of an Exotic Garden VI

Azara lanceolata – Narrow-Leaf Azara is a hard to find evergreen shrub that is native to Chile and Argentina. It features arching branches covered in thin, dark green serrated leaves and showy clusters of vanilla-scented bright yellow blooms from mid … Continue reading

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Elements of an Exotic Garden IV

Nelumbo ‘Momo Botan’ – This is a dwarf cultivar of Sacred Lotus with up to 5-6″ wide deep rose pink double flowers from mid to late summer above cupped green leaves. The blooms open and close each morning and night, … Continue reading

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Marginal Plants for the Pond IV

Nymphoides peltata (syn. Villarsia nymphoides, Limnanthemum nymphoides) – Water Fringe very much resembles a miniature waterlily with its 2 to 4″ wide heart-shaped green leaves (that float on the surface) and funnel shaped bright yellow flowers (with fringed edges) that … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grasses II

Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Silver Mist’ (syn. Kijimafukiduma’) – Silver Mist Mondo Grass is a great accent for Japanese gardens or for using at the base of boulders. It is reliably evergreen in coastal BC with narrow deep green leaves and thin … Continue reading

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