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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

Fargesia

(Gramineae - grass family)
A genus of small to medium size clumping bamboos native to alpine coniferous forests of west and southwest China. Includes the hardiest species of true clumping bamboos currently in cultivation; some species are among the most cold hardy of all bamboos in cultivation.

As plants native to cool forest areas, Fargesias generally prefer or require cool conditions and partial shade. Especially near the southern limit of their range of cultivation, Fargesias are likely to thrive best where they receive some shade during the hottest part of the day. Bright, open shade, where there is plenty of light but not much direct, hot sun is favorable. Near the southern limit of cultivation it is also helpful to situate the plants where the soil remains as cool as possible. For example, the soil on a north-facing slope will be relatively cool, other things being equal, as will soil which is shaded.

Some Fargesias are fairly tolerant of full sun, under favorable conditions. In general, the cooler the summer temperatures and the better established the Fargesia specimen, the more likely it is to tolerate full sun. When attempting to establish small Fargesia plants in locations exposed to direct mid-day (i.e., about 11:00 to 3:00) sun, it would be a good idea to provide a bit of shade for the plant until it is well foliaged and capable of shading the soil over its root system. The shading arrangement need not be elaborate; just enough shade is needed to keep the lower portion (perhaps the lower one-half to two-thirds) of the plant and the soil over its root system from baking in the hot sun. The plant should still be allowed to receive plenty of bright light. It is also a good idea when planting young Fargesias (or other plants with arching stems) in locations subject to hot sun to orient the stems so that they lean toward the sun. Doing so helps to prevent stem injuries caused by overheating.

Some Fargesia species have proved to be surprisingly tolerant of hot greenhouse temperatures here (this is noted in the species description). Such species will likely be adapted to cultivation in much warmer climates than the very cold-hardy but heat- intolerant species such as Fargesia nitida. The actual range of cultivation for the heat-tolerant species has not been established, so growing them in warm climates (such as USDA hardiness zone 8 and warmer zones) should be considered experimental. The Fargesia species are all native to temperate regions, and even the heat-tolerant types may require some winter chilling in order to grow satisfactorily.

Fargesias prefer a moderately fertile soil which is moist but well-drained and well aerated. A slightly acidic pH is likely to be favorable. As is true of other bamboos, Fargesias appreciate an organic mulch.

Because Fargesias do not spread, they are well suited for use as hedges, screens, or specimens, or wherever space is limited. The plants typically form dense clumps with the outer culms in the clump arching outwards, away from the center. The result is a fountain-like effect. Fargesias are relatively slow to propagate, and are in great demand as ornamentals, due to their desirable combination of characteristics.


dracocephala max ht 16' • max culm dia ¾" • min temp -10°F

dragon's head bamboo


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

A clump-forming, non-invasive bamboo species. Has proved to be unusually heat tolerant for a Fargesia, surviving and growing reasonably well here in a greenhouse where summer temperatures run consistently in the vicinity of 100°F on sunny days. Like Fargesia robusta, it appears to be worth trying wherever winters are not too cold (especially USDA hardiness zone 7 and southwards). Prefers or requires partial shade, at least in hot-summer areas (see recommendations above, at the heading "Fargesia", for growing this species near the southern limit of its range of cultivation).

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3C1 $29.95 each.


murieliae 'Mary' max ht 15' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

umbrella bamboo


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

A non-invasive, outstandingly ornamental clump-forming bamboo. Considered one of the most beautiful bamboos in cultivation, it is also among the most cold hardy. Delicate looking, with small leaves and slender, arching, green culms. The common name "umbrella bamboo" aptly describes the graceful weeping growth habit of this plant. Elegant and refined in appearance, this species has been described as bearing "delicate trembling leaves suspended on arching whiplike canes". In addition to its beautiful form this species with its warm, bright green, abundantly produced leaves adds a cheerful note to the landscape. An excellent choice for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8L3H1 $54.95 each.


murieliae 'Adams #105' max ht 15' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

umbrella bamboo


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

A non-invasive, outstandingly ornamental clump-forming bamboo. Considered one of the most beautiful bamboos in cultivation, it is also one of the most cold hardy. Delicate looking, with small leaves and slender, arching, green culms. The common name "umbrella bamboo" aptly describes the graceful weeping growth habit of this plant. Elegant and refined in appearance, this species has been described as bearing "delicate trembling leaves suspended on arching whiplike canes". In addition to its beautiful form this species with its warm, bright green, abundantly produced leaves adds a cheerful note to the landscape. An excellent choice for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen. Plants develop into vigorous, well-filled clumps with intermediate height growth. Will probably top out at about 10-12'.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3FF1 $54.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3FF2 $65.95 each.



Fargesia nitida - Oct 2 Fargesia nitida - Jul 26 Fargesia nitida - Aug 17
nitida max ht 12' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

fountain bamboo


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

This non-invasive, clump-forming bamboo is outstandingly ornamental. Considered one of the most beautiful bamboos in cultivation, it is also among the most cold hardy. Delicate looking, with small leaves and slender, arching, bluish or purplish culms. The common name "fountain bamboo" aptly describes the appearance of the plant. Leaves are bright to dark green and abundant. Elegant and graceful throughout its growth, this form of the species is relatively erect in its growth. An excellent choice for use as a hedge, screen or specimen.

One limitation of this species is that as a native of the high, cool mountains of China, it is not well adapted to areas which experience very hot summers. A July average of 78°F (daily average of high and low, for example average daily high of 88°F and average daily low of 68°F) is about the upper limit of comfort for this species (The July average for Washington, DC is 78°F; the July average for Atlanta, GA is 79°F). To keep the plants happy near the southern limit of their range of cultivation, they should be situated in cool, shaded locations. In cooler climates, Fargesia nitidia will grow in full sun,it is apt to roll its delicate leaves when hot sun is shining on them. Under most circumstances this species is likely to succeed best if it has partial shade during the hottest part of the day. Fargesia nitidia has been described as the best of the hardy clumping bamboos for cultivation in shade.

The forms of Fargesia nitidia currently in cultivation last flowered around 1886. There is reason to believe that this species is due to flower again, and that most or all plants of Fargesia nitida currently in cultivation will probably flower and die sometime during the next 20 years. If any bamboo plant which you purchase from us should flower and fails to recover, we will be glad to replace the plant with a similar clumping bamboo species or refund the purchase price. When Fargesias do flower, they often produce an abundance of seeds from which new plants can be started; the new generation of plants should be safe from flowering for about 100 years.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3N1 $39.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3N2 $50.95 each.
3'-5' tall, cat # 8L3N3 $61.95 each.




Fargesia nitida 'de Belder' - Jul 18 next to picnic table Fargesia nitida 'de Belder' - Jul 19
nitida 'De Belder' max ht 12' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

fountain bamboo


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

Like the species Fargesia nitida (described immediately above), but more arching and fountain-like in its growth. Also, 'de Belder' is considered more tolerant of full sun.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3L1 $39.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3L2 $50.95 each.
3'-5' tall, cat # 8L3L3 $61.95 each.




nitida 'Jiuzhaigou' max ht 12' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

fountain bamboo


new, hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

A new generation seedling of Fargesia nitida recently introduced from northern Sichuan Province, China. ('Jiuzhaigou' means "nine house valley".) Collected at an elevation of 10,500', this is a very cold hardy bamboo. Young shoots exposed to bright sunlight develop striking red coloration, aging to yellow as the culms mature. In warm regions it is best to limit direct sun exposure to mornings, if possible.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3V1 $44.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3V2 $55.95 each.



nitida 'McClure' max ht 18' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -20°F

fountain bamboo

Fargesia nitida 'McClure' - Sep 10


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
China

This is the tallest of the Fargesia nitida species that we offer. McClure differs from the species chiefly in its greater height. A more subtle distinction is the relatively long, narrow leaves of this selection. Named for Floyd McClure, a pioneer bamboo collector at the Smithsonian Institution.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3M1 $39.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3M2 $50.95 each.
3'-5' tall, cat # 8L3M3 $61.95 each.




robusta max ht 16' • max culm dia 1" • min temp 0°F

(clump-forming bamboo)


hedge - screen, part shade - sun
central Sichuan Province, China

A vigorous and attractive clump-forming species. Not one of the most cold hardy species, but is much more heat tolerant than most other commonly cultivated Fargesia species. A relatively recent introduction into North America, its limits of cultivation here (especially the southern limit) have not been established. Appears, however, to be worth trying wherever winters are not too severe. Prefers or requires partial shade, at least in hot-summer areas (see recommendations above, at the heading "Fargesia", for growing this species near the southern limit of its range of cultivation). For us as a container plant, this species has thrived under hot greenhouse conditions which have killed other Fargesias. This suggests that it should grow successfully un substancially warmer climates than the less heat tolerant Fargesia species. Note: Supplies are limited - we reserve the right to limit quantities.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3R1 $34.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3R2 $45.95 each.



rufa max ht 8' • max culm dia ½" • min temp -10°F

(clump-forming bamboo)


hedge - screen, shade - sun
central Sichuan Province, China

A recent introduction from China's Sichuan Province, this species is a vigorous, upright grower with handsome, dense, dark green, glossy foliage. The long, narrow leaves are carried on pink branchlets. Culms are yellow-green when new aging to a ruddy color. The name "rufa", meaning "red", refers to the distinctive orange-red culm sheaths. Tolerant of full sun, but probably happiest in light shade, at least in warm climates. New to cultivation in the U.S, its size at maturity and its cold hardiness remain to be precisely determined. It has shown excellent cold hardiness, and should be top hardy to at least 10°F. Some sources indicate that the plant is top hardy to -15°F. More observations are needed to determine its level of heat tolerance. A rare and beautiful garden specimen.

up to 1½' tall, cat # 8L3T1 $34.95 each.
1½'-3' tall, cat # 8L3T2 $45.95 each.