We hope you enjoy browsing here. Our catalog will change through the year as plants come and go. It will always reflect what we expect to have over the coming year. For actual availability right now, check our Price List.
-The names we use come from many authorities. These days, with DNA overturning longstanding plant names every day, we check online sources constantly to keep our names up-to-date. At the same time, we want our customers to know what we’re talking about, so we don’t throw out the old familiar names at the first hint of change. In any case, you will find the older names as synonyms beside the new ones.
-The genus descriptions contain general information that may not be repeated in the species descriptions.
-Plant descriptions here are written for the Pacific Northwest first, because this is where we live and garden. We give as broad a picture of the plant as possible, but results may be different in other climates.
-Zone numbers reflect only the typical cold hardiness. The USDA zones were not meant to show where the plant grows best, only the coldest places it will grow. Designations such as “Zones 4-8″ mean little here on the west coast, where coastal portions of Zones 8-10 have relatively cool summers. Many plants that suffer from the heat in Zones 8-10 in the South thrive out here. Heat lovers, however, may need a hot south wall to feel at home.