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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

Opuntia

(Cactaceae - cactus family)
Prickly pear; cholla. About 300 species of cacti, ranging in form from prostrate to tree-like. All are native to North or South America. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, and a few are grown for their edible fruit. Opuntias have fleshy, conspicuously jointed stems and, usually, showy flowers. Technically, the plants are usually leafless, but their green stems give them the appearance of being evergreen. In some species the stems take the form of flattened pads; these kinds are generally called "prickly pears". In others the stems are cylindrical; these species are known as "chollas". Some Opuntias are densely covered with spines, while others have few or none. All, however, have clusters of short, barbed bristles called glochids which readily detach from the plant and stick into the skin. Because of these, the plants must be handled very carefully even if they do not have spines. Gloves, a pair of sticks, chicken tongs, or a very delicate touch are called for. The fruit of some of the Opuntias is edible. (Most of the prickly pear types bear edible fruit, but the fruit is often rather insipid.) If the fruit is used, care must be taken to wipe the glochids from the skin of the fruit before eating it. Many Opuntias are quite hardy, tolerating cold, heat, and drought. They do, however, require well-drained soil and should have a good, sunny location. Steps should also be taken to prevent fallen tree leaves from smothering them in fall and winter. Whenever possible, the Opuntias sold here are shipped as rooted plants. In some cases, however, they may be shipped as an unrooted pad, or part of a pad. These can be shallowly planted, on edge, and will quickly develop roots once they are in place.

compressa evgrn subshr • ht 8" • zones 4-10

common prickly pear


native, succulent, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
US

Low, spreading growth habit, with pads mostly 3-5" long. Flowers are yellow, to 3" across, appearing mainly in June. We offer the following selections of this species:

Opuntia compressa selection # 1: flowersOpuntia compressa selection # 1: fruit
selection # 1

Opuntia compressa selection Opuntia compressa selection # 1 1 - Jun 22

Bears reasonably palatable fruit which remains on the plant and in good condition all winter here. Fruit tastes best in its second year on the plant. (See cautionary note above about removing glochids before eating fruit.) Spineless pads. From the Connecticut coast.

cat # 2Q3S $9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea

selection # 2

Opuntia compressa selection Opuntia compressa selection # 2 2 - Jul 5 Opuntia compressa selection Opuntia compressa selection # 2 2 - Jul 10

Has flowers a bit showier than those of selection #1.

cat # 2Q3T $9.95 each

ficus-indica evgrn shr or tree • ht to 18' • zone 10

Indian fig (prickly pear)

Opuntia ficus-indica - Apr 2


edible fruit, succulent, dry - moist, sun
Mexico?

Large, oblong pads as much as 20" in length. Yellow flowers, 1-2" across, are followed by sweet, edible fruits 2 - 3½" long. Cultivated extensively for fruit throughout the warmer parts of the world. This cactus is long-lived and capable of producing heavy crops of fruit on poor, dry, sandy or stony soil. The selection offered here is from Sicily; it has only small, scattered spines. Can produce fruit when grown in containers.

cat # 2Q3M
$9.95 each


humifusa evgrn subshr • ht 10" • zones 4-10

(prickly pear)

Opuntia humifusa - Jun 22 Opuntia humifusa - Jun 22


native, succulent, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
US

Low-growing, with large pads to 8" long. Bears a profusion of yellow flowers to 3" across in summer.

cat # 2Q3R
$9.95 each


humifusa rafinesquei evgrn subshr • ht 8" • zones 4-10

(prickly pear)

Opuntia humifusa rafinesquei - Jul 4 Opuntia humifusa rafinesquei - Jul 4


native, succulent, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
central U.S.

Similar to the species, above, but with smaller pads. This selection is from Arkansas.

cat # 2Q3P
$9.95 each


Opuntia imbricata
imbricata evgrn shrub or tree • ht 6-12' • zones 5 or 6-10

chain-link cactus (cholla)


new, native, succulent, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
sw and cent US, Mexico

An upright, sometimes tree-like cactus. Perhaps the hardiest species capable of attaining such proportions. Flowers are pink to purple, 2½-3" across. Plants grown outdoors in the open here have endured -20° F, but have experienced some disease problems. To grow this species in outdoors in a humid climate, it would be best to situate it in a very warm, sunny location where it will dry off quickly. Providing overhead cover (for example, by locating the plant under a roof overhang) would be helpful also.

apricot

Orange-flowered cultivar of O. imbricata.

cat # 2Q3NC $14.95 each

magenta

Purple-flowered cultivar of O. imbricata.

cat # 2Q3NM $14.95 each

Opuntia phaeacantha - Jul 7 Opuntia phaeacantha - Dec 10 Opuntia phaeacantha - Jul 11 Opuntia phaeacantha - Jul 11 Opuntia phaeacantha plum-flowered - Jul 11
phaeacantha evgrn subshr • ht 12" • zones 5-10

(prickly pear)


native, succulent, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
sw US, n Mexico

Large pads to 8" long. Bears yellow flowers in June. Quite showy in fall when the relatively large, dark red fruits ripen.

cat # 2Q4C
$9.95 each


Opuntia phaeacantha plum-flowered - Jul 10 Opuntia phaeacantha plum-flowered - Jul 10 Opuntia phaeacantha plum-flowered - Jul 10
phaeacantha - purple-flowered evgrn subshr • ht 12" • zones 5-10

(prickly pear)


native, rock garden, dry - moist, sun

Large pads to 8" across. Bears showy purple flowers in late June or early July.

cat # 2Q4E
$12.95 each