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Genera

A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

B

Bambusa
bamboo
Baptisia
False indigo
Begonia
begonia
Betula
birch
Bignonia
cross vine
Boltonia
(aster-like) boltonia
Bouteloua
sideoats grama
Buchloe
buffalo grass

C

Calamagrostis
reed grass
Calla
water calla; wild calla
Callicladium
(moss)
Caltha
marsh marigold; cowslip
Campanula
bluebells of Scotland; harebell
Campsis
trumpet creeper; trumpet vine
Camptosorus
walking fern
Carex
sedge
Cassia
Senna
Ceanothus
New Jersey tea; red root;wild snowball
Celastrus
Cephalanthus
buttonbush
Cerastium
Chickweed
Ceratostigma
hardy plumbago
Cercis
eastern redbud tree
Chamaedaphne
cassandra; leatherleaf
Chamaemelum
Chamomile
Chasmanthium
northern sea oats
Cheilanthes
hairy lipfern
Chelone
Lyon's turtlehead; red turtlehead; turtle-head
Chionanthus
fringetree
Chrysanthemum
ox-eye daisy; white daisy
Chrysogonum
golden star
Chrysopsis
Golden aster
Cladonia
reindeer moss
Clethra
summersweet; sweet pepperbush
Climacium
tree moss, umbrella moss
Convallaria
lily-of-the-valley; pink-flowered lily-of-the-valley
Coptis
cankerroot; goldthread
Coreopsis
tickseed; stiff coreopsis
Cornus
Asian flowering dogwood; bunchberry; flowering dogwood; kousa dogwood; pagoda dogwood; alternate-leaved dogwood
Cymbopogon
citronella grass; lemon grass
Cyperus
umbrella sedge
Cystopteris
berry fern; brittle fern; bulbet bladder fern; fragile fern

D

Danthonia
junegrass
Decodon
water loosestrife; water willow
Delosperma
hardy ice plant
Dennstaedtia
boulder fern; hay-scented fern
Deschampsia
tufted hair grass
Dianthus
Pink
Dicentra
wild bleeding-heart
Diervilla
bush honeysuckle
Dionaea
Venus's flytrap
Dioscorea
Chinese yam; cinnamon vine; wild yam
Dryopteris
eastern wood-fern; evergreen woodfern

E

Echinacea
purple coneflower
Elaeagnus
wolfberry; silverberry
Empetrum
black crowberry
Epigaea
Mayflower; trailing arbutus
Epilobium
fireweed
Epimedium
bishop's cap
Equisetum
scouring rush
Eragrostis
love grass
Erianthus
Ravenna grass
Erigeron
Fleabane
Eriophorum
rough cotton grass
Euonymus
running strawberry bush
Eupatorium
Joe-Pye-weed; boneset; hardy ageratum; mist flower

F

Fargesia
(clump-forming bamboo); dragon's head bamboo; fountain bamboo; umbrella bamboo
Festuca
blue fescue
Fragaria
strawberry

G

Gaillardia
Blanket flower
Galium
sweet woodruff
Gaultheria
checkerberry; salal; shallon; lemon leaf; teaberry; wintergreen
Gaylussacia
black huckleberry
Gelsemium
yellow jessamine
Geranium
wild geranium
Geum
chocolate root; water avens
Gillenia
Indian physic; bowman's root
Goodyera
orchid
Gymnocarpium
oak fern
Gypsophila
clumping baby's breath

H

Halesia
Carolina silverbell tree
Hamamelis
common witch hazel
Hedyotis
bluets; Quaker ladies
Helianthus
Sunflower
Helictotrichon
blue oat grass
Hemerocallis
daylily
Herniaria
herniary
Heuchera
rock geranium
Hibanobambusa
bamboo
Hibiscus
Hierochloe
Seneca grass; holy grass; sweet grass; vanilla grass
Hypoxis
star grass
Hystrix
bottlebrush grass

I

Indocalamus
bamboo
Iris
iris; blue flag; yellow flag
Itea
Virginia willow; sweetspire; tassel-white

J

Juncus
Japanese-mat rush; soft rush

K

Kalmia
mountain laurel; calico bush; sheep laurel
Kerria
kerria

L

Lamiastrum
yellow archangel
Lamium
Dead nettle
Laportea
wood nettle
Laurentia
blue star creeper
Lavandula
lavender
Ledum
Labrador tea
Liatris
Blazing star
Lilium
Turk's-cap lily
Lindera
spicebush
Linnaea
twinflower
Liriope
creeping lilyturf
Lobelia
cardinal flower; great blue lobelia
Lonicera
honeysuckle
Ludwigia
False loosestrife
Luzula
common wood-rush
Lycopodium
ground cedar; tree club moss
Lygodium
climbing fern; Hartford fern
Lyonia
swamp andromeda
Lysimachia
loosestrife

M

Magnolia
sweet bay magnolia
Maianthemum
Canada mayflower
Manfreda
false aloe
Marshallia
large-flowered Barbara's button
Matteuccia
American ostrich fern; ostrich fern
Meehania
Meehan's mint; creeping mint
Melissa
lemon balm
Mentha
Corsican mint; applemint; horsemint; peppermint; spearmint
Mertensia
Bluebells; lungwort
Mimulus
Alleghany monkeyflower
Miscanthus
silver grass; maiden grass; variegated eulalia; maiden grass
Mitchella
partridgeberry
Monarda
Oswego tea; bee balm; dotted mint; horsemint; wild bergamot
Morus
mulberry
Muhlenbergia
purple hairgrass
Musa
hardy banana

N

Nepeta
catmint
Nymphaea
fragrant water lily

O

Oenothera
showy evening primrose
Onoclea
sensitive fern
Ophiopogon
dwarf lillyturf; mondo grass
Opuntia
prickly pear; Indian fig; chain-link cactus; cholla
Origanum
marjoram; oregano
Osmunda
cinnamon fern; interrupted fern; royal fern

P

Pachysandra
Alleghany pachysandra; Japanese pachysandra
Panicum
switch-grass
Parthenium
wild quinine
Parthenocissus
Virginia creeper; woodbine
Passiflora
passionflower; Maypop; apricot vine
Paxistima
cliff green; mountain lover
Peltandra
arrow-arum; tuckahoe
Pennisetum
Chinese pennisetum
Penstemon
St. Joseph's wand; pine-leaved penstemon
Petasites
fuki; giant fuki; giant sweet coltsfoot; sweet coltsfoot
Phalaris
ribbon grass
Philadelphus
mock orange
Phlox
phlox; flowering moss; ground pink; wild sweet William
Phragmites
variegated common reed grass
Phyllostachys
bamboo
Physostegia
obedient plant
Pleioblastus
bamboo
Podophyllum
Mayapple; wild lemon
Polemonium
Greek valerian; Jacob's ladder; bluebell
Polygonatum
hairy Solomon's-seal
Polygonum
knotweed
Polypodium
polypody
Polystichum
Christmas fern
Polytrichum
(soft haircap moss); common haircap moss
Poncirus
hardy orange; trifoliate orange
Pontederia
pickerel weed
Potentilla
bush cinquefoil; golden cinquefoil; shrubby cinquefoil; three-toothed cinquefoil
Prunus
wild plum; wild cherry
Pseudosasa
bamboo
Psidium
Cattley guava; purple strawberry guava
Pycnanthemum
mountain mint
Pyrola
shinleaf; wild lily-of-the-valley

R

Rhododendron
rosebay rhododendron; great laurel; white swamp azalea
Rosa
Virginia rose
Rubus
purple flowering raspberry
Rudbeckia
coneflower
Ruellia
wild petunia

S

Sagina
Corsican moss
Salvia
lyre-leafed sage; pineapple sage
Sambucus
sweet elderberry
Sasa
bamboo
Sasaella
bamboo
Sassafras
sassafras
Saururus
lizard's tail
Saxifraga
strawberry begonia
Schizachyrium
bunchgrass; little bluestem
Scirpus
bulrush
Sedum
(sedum); (trailing sedum); October plant; Siebold stonecrop; golden moss; wall pepper; wild stonecrop; worm grass; yellow stonecrop
Semiarundinaria
bamboo
Sempervivum
cobweb houseleek; common houseleek; hens-and-chickens
Senecio
golden groundsel
Shibataea
bamboo
Silene
Silphium
cup plant
Sisyrinchium
pointed blue-eyed grass
Solidago
goldenrod
Sorghastrum
Indian grass
Spartina
variegated prairie cordgrass
Sphagnum
sphagnum moss
Spigelia
Indian pink
Spiraea
meadowsweet
Sporobolus
prairie dropseed
Stachys
Betony; hedge nettle; woundwort
Stokesia
Stokes' aster
Stylophorum
celandine poppy; wood poppy
Styrax
Japanese snowbell tree
Symphytum
comfrey

T

Tanacetum
common tansy; golden buttons
Thalia
water canna
Thelypteris
New York fern; long beech fern; marsh fern; narrow beech fern; northern beech fern
Thuidium
feather moss
Thymus
bear's breech
Tiarella
Wherry's foamflower; foamflower
Tradescantia
hairy spiderwort
Trillium
yellow trillium', 'yellow toadshade'
Tripsacum
eastern gama grass
Typha
cat-tail

U

Urtica
stinging nettle
Uvularia
sessile bellwort; wild oats

V

Vaccinium
cranberry; early sweet blueberry
Verbena
Simpler's joy; blue vervain; rose verbena
Veronica
Speedwell; brooklime
Veronicastrum
culver's root
Vetiveria
khas-khas; khus-khus; vetiver
Viburnum
black haw; highbush cranberry; maple-leaved viburnum; nannyberry; northern arrow-wood; sheepberry; wild raisin; withe-rod viburnum
Vinca
periwinkle
Viola
violet

W

Waldsteinia
barren strawberry; waldsteinia
Woodwardia

Y

Yucca
bear grass, Adam's needle; needle palm, Adam's needle

Z

Zizania
wild rice
Zizia
golden alexanders

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Actinidia

(Actinidiacea - silver vine family)
"Kiwi fruit" About 55 species of climbing woody vines, native to Asia. Cultivated as ornamentals and for their edible fruit. Actinidias climb by twining; most species are quite vigorous and capable of growing to a large size. Plants are long-lived, having been known to produce fruit for at least 60 years. The fruit can contain several times as much vitamin C, ounce for ounce, as citrus fruits. The fruit can keep for weeks (or months, in some cases) if picked when mature but still firm and refrigerated. Tolerant of varying soil conditions, including infertile soil. Good drainage and an adequate moisture supply are needed. As is true of most other fruit plants, it is advisable to select a location with good air drainage in order to avoid spring frost injury. Not subject to serious disease or insect problems in North America at this time.

In most cases the vines produce only male or only female flowers. Only female plants will produce fruit, but male vines are usually needed for pollination. A few selections produce both female and male flowers, and will self-pollinate. Even with self-pollinating selections, however, it is probably best to include a male pollinator in the planting to assure good pollination. Under favorable conditions, the vines can yield heavy crops of fruit.

Various means can be used to provide support for the vines. They can cover trellises, arbors, or fences, or serve as a screen for porches. Overhead trellises have the advantage of making the fruit easier to pick, as it hangs below the foliage. Depending on one's gardening style, the vines can even be grown in trees. Properly pruned Actinidia vines will remain more compact, and will bear somewhat larger fruit. The vines can, however be grown quite satisfactorily without care.

All Actinidia selections, alike or assorted, $14.95 each / 3-9, $14.50 ea / 10+, $13.95 ea


Actinidia arguta `Geneva 2' (?) - Sep 27 Actinidia arguta `Geneva _?' - Jun 13 Actinidia argutaActinidia arguta
arguta decid vine • ht 30' or more • zones 4-8

hardy kiwi fruit; tara vine; bower actinidia


edible fruit, fragrant, screen, wildlife, sun
temperate e Asia

A strong-growing vine with dense, dark green foliage. The fragrant but inconspicuous white flowers appear in early June here. The fruit, which ripens in late summer or fall, is about 3/4" - 1-1/4" long. It tastes much like the commercial kiwi fruit, to which it is closely related, but is somewhat sweeter and has smooth skin. The seeds are very small and not noticeable, so eating the fruits is somewhat like eating large seedless grapes. Most selections should be hardy to around -30° F. In the native Asian habitat of this species the vines typically grow wild in trees, where they are known to climb as high as 100'. We offer the following selections of Actinidia arguta:

'74-8'

This and the following two cultivars are part of a series selected by the USDA. They are said to rate well for fruit size, quality, and productivity.

cat # 3C0R

'74-46'

A male pollinator for other A. arguta cultivars.

cat # 3C0U

'74-55'

Similar to '74-8', above.

cat # 3C0V

'119-40-B'

A self-pollinating selection from the Arnold Arboretum in Massachusetts. Appears to be a typical A. arguta in other respects (unlike 'Issai'), and will probably be useful for pollinating other A. arguta cultivars.

cat # 3C0Z

'Ananasnaja'

Said to be an outstandingly reliable bearer of relatively large fruit (to 1" X 1-1/2"). Fruit is said to be not quite as sweet as that of some other cultivars. Appears to be more resistant to spring frosts than other Actinidias and will supposedly produce blossoms on re-growth if the original growth is killed by frost in spring. Imported into the U.S. from Belgium.

cat # 3C0A

'Ananasnaya'

Fruit is said to have a pleasant pineapple-like flavor. Appears to be a different cultivar from 'Ananasnaja', above. A nurseryman from Tennessee, writing in the Fall '96 issue of Pomona reports that in 1996 his large vine of 'Ananasnaya' bore over 200 lbs. of fruit.

cat # 3C0B

'Dunbarton Oaks'

A female selection from an old planting in Washington, DC. Fruit is said to be especially sweet.

cat # 3C0E

'Geneva 2'

Bears fruit to about 1" long; ripens here in late September and October. From the Geneva, NY Agricultural Experiment Station. Very vigorous and reliably hardy here.

cat # 3C0H

'Meader male'

A male pollinator for other A. arguta cultivars. Can also be used to pollinate Actinidia callosa and A. purpurea.

cat # 3C0Q

'Michigan State'

A female selection from Michigan State University. Well regarded for fruit size and quality.

cat # 3C0N

arguta cordifolia decid vine • ht 30'? • zones 5-8?

(hardy kiwi fruit)


edible fruit, screen, sun
e Asia

A fruiting hardy kiwi vine, prolific with proper pollination. A lover of heights and a happy twiner around whatever is at hand. Full sun and good soil drainage are best for optimal fruit production although semi-shaded conditions will not be fatal. The large, sweet fruit, delicious when fresh, is candy-like when dehydrated.

cat # 3C3C


callosa decid vine • ht 30'? • zones 5-8?

(hardy kiwi fruit)


edible fruit, screen, sun
e Asia

A moderately vigorous vine with narrow leaves. Fruit is described as being oblong, about 1-1/2" in length, white with brown spots, and edible but tart in flavor. Actinidia arguta pollinators should be suitable for use as pollinators for this species.

cat # 3C1Y


kolomikta decid vine • ht 20' • zones 3 to 8

hardy kiwi fruit; kolomikta vine


edible fruit, fragrant, screen, sun - part shade
Temperate e Asia

Much less vigorous than Actinidia arguta, but more cold hardy - to about -35° F (some selections are hardier than that). The fruits, which are similar to those of A. arguta but usually somewhat smaller, begin ripening here in late August. Plants may prefer partial shade in warm climates; they do well here in full sun. They are sometimes grown in fruit trees or other small trees to provide shade and support for the vines. Said to prefer a high pH (probably around 7) although they do well here in our acidic soil. The male vines develop striking pink and white leaf variegation in late spring We offer the following selections of Actinidia kolomikta (Note: Please allow, as far as possible, for substitutions between the female cultivars of Actinidia kolomikta. Most of these are new to us, and we are not sure how the supply of the individual cultivars will hold up.):

Actinidia kolomikta male - Jun 6 Actinidia leaves Actinidia kolomikta male - Aug 19 Actinidia kolomikta male - Aug 19
male

Develops striking pink and white foliage variegation during the blossoming season. Use as a pollinator for female selections of Actinidia kolomikta.

cat # 3C4K

'Krupnoplodaya'

A female cultivar, selected for good fruit characteristics. Described as producing large fruit with high vitamin C content. (Name means "large fruit".)

cat # 3C4R

'Red Beauty'

A female cultivar.

cat # 3C4T

polygama decid vine • ht 15' • zones 4-8

(silver vine)


edible fruit, fragrant, screen, wildlife, sun - part shade
temp e Asia

Decorative leaves marked with silver-white to yellow add to the ornamental appeal of this species . The flowers, which appear in late spring, are 1/2" across, white and fragrant. The l" long, greenish-yellow fruit is edible. Vine is attractive to cats, which respond to it much as they do to catnip.

cat # 3C6A