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Hosta XI / Plantain Lily

Hosta¬†‘Chantilly Lace’ (Lachman 1988) – This cross of ‘Calypso’ and ‘Halcyon’ features blue-green leaves with pale yellow margins that fade to a creamy-white. The foliage is tapered and lightly veined, eventually forming a dense crown. White flowers are borne on … Continue reading

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Shade Perennials III

Athyrium x ‘Ocean’s Fury’ – An unusual cross between Japanese Painted Fern and the Crested Lady Fern which resulted in a silvery-grey foliage cast similar to Athyrium ‘Ghost’. The fronds are crested on the tips and look like a crashing … Continue reading

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Shade Perennials II

Impatiens omeiana – A hard to find perennial Impatiens which is native to China and makes a great filler plant between deciduous trees and shrubs. It is primarily grown as a foliage plant with dark green leaves and prominent creamy-yellow … Continue reading

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Hosta IX / Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Pizzazz’ (Aden 1986) – This slug-resistant cultivar has large, heavily veined leaves that are greenish-blue with pale yellow margins. A floriferous display of white flowers borne on 28″ scapes emerges in midsummer. The younger or juvenile foliage is occasionally … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler III

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Maestro’ (syn. ‘COSEH 890’) – This cross of H. lividus and Helleborus niger was bred by Joseph Heuger and features dusty rose buds that open to ivory-white blooms which fade to a clear rose-pink. It is … Continue reading

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Shade Perennials

Helleborus niger subsp. macranthus (syn. ‘Maximus’) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is a subspecies of Christmas Rose with blue-green to grey-green foliage. The other prominent feature of this evergreen perennial are the large (3.5″) pure white flowers, … Continue reading

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Dryopteris / Wood Fern

Dryopteris cycadina (syn. Dryopteris atrata) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is semi-evergreen in nature, usually getting through our milder coastal BC winters intact. The Shaggy Shield Fern features erect leathery fronds with the stalks or stipes covered … Continue reading

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