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Genus: 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

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Pleioblastus

(Gramineae - grass family)
Perhaps 40 or so species of mostly low-growing, vigorously spreading bamboos. Most are native to Japan. The smaller species are suitable for use as ground covers. A number of species which were formerly classified as Arundinarias are now included here.

argenteostriatus max ht 3' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

okina-dake


ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

Leaves are green, striped with white. Variegation is sharpest in new foliage, becoming less apparent as the leaves age. May prefer a bit of shade, but does well here in full sun. A vigorous spreader, it is useful as ground cover but needs restraint.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8G5D1 $16.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8G5D2 $27.95 each.



chino murakamiansis max ht 10' • max culm dia ¾" • min temp 10°F

kinkazan


container, screen, part shade
Japan

Leaves are variegated with fine alternating lines of green and white. An especially handsome species.

cat # 8H3M
$15.95 each


chino vaginatus variegatus max ht 6' • max culm dia ½" • min temp 10°F

(bamboo)


ground cover, part shade
Japan

The narrow leaves are striped with fine white lines. Variegation fades slightly in older foliage, but persists through the year. Prefers partial shade.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8H3P1 $16.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8H3P2 $27.95 each.



Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini' - Jul 17 Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini' - Jul 17 Pleioblastus distichus
distichus 'Mini' max ht 18" • max culm dia 1/16" • min temp -5°F

dwarf fernleaf bamboo


container, ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

One of the smallest bamboos in cultivation. Small leaves, about 1-1/2 - 2" long. Well suited for use as a ground cover.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8G5E1 $12.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8G5E2 $23.95 each.



distichus 'Okinozasa' max ht 18" • max culm dia 1/8" • min temp 5°F

(bamboo)


ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

Similar to Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini', but a bit larger. Well suited for use as a ground cover.

cat # 8G5G
$14.95 each


gramineus max ht 12' • max culm dia ½" • min temp 10°F

ta-ming


ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

Abundant masses of long, slender, bright green, grass-like leaves give this species a distinctive, ornamental appearance. The culm tops have been used as brooms.

cat # 8G5H
$24.95 each


humilis max ht 7' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

(bamboo)


container, ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

This attractive species with dense, dark green foliage makes a very effective erosion-preventing groundcover. Can also serve as a good hedge where conditions are favorable. Grows well in sun or part shade, but may look most handsome when given a bit of shade. Under good conditions it can spread quickly.

cat # 8G5J
$16.95 each


kongosanensis aureostriatus max ht 6' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

(bamboo)


ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

Dark green leaves with occasional golden stripes. Lower surface of leaf is softly hairy.

cat # 8G5K
$18.95 each


simonii 'Variegatus' max ht 20' • max culm dia 1½" • min temp 0°F

variegated medake


edible, container, ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

Many of the leaves on this cultivar are strongly variegated with distinct white stripes. A slow spreader, useful for hedges or screens. Has an unusual "running and clumping" growth habit; tends to form scattered clumps, with spaces in between. Produces strong, straight culms which are useful for many purposes. Widely used in its native region for fans, fences, and stakes. Shoots are edible.

cat # 8H5G
$28.95 each


shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' max ht 2' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

ueda-zasa

Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' - Jun 11 Pleioblastus shibuyanus 'Tsuboi' - Jun 11


ground cover, part shade
Japan

Leaves are dark green, striped with white. Variegation is most evident on the new growth, but persists quite well. A distinctive feature of this selection is that while the extent of the variagation on each individual leaf is variable, the leaf midribs are almost always white.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8G5P1 $15.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8G5P2 $26.95 each.



variegatus max ht 4' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

dwarf whitestripe bamboo

Pleioblastus variegatus? - Aug 6


ground cover, part shade
Japan

A relatively slow spreader, and quite hardy. Leaves are dark green, sharply variegated with white stripes. Variegation persists throughout the year. The form which we are offering will probably attain a height of only about 2'. Prefers partial shade.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8H5P1 $15.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8H5P2 $26.95 each.



Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Jun 13 Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Nov 24 Pleioblastus viridistriatus - Jul 26
viridistriatus max ht 3' • max culm dia ¼" • min temp 0°F

dwarf greenstripe bamboo


ground cover, sun - part shade
Japan

New leaves are green striped with gold. Gold coloration is very bright in the new growth becoming less pronounced as the leaves age. Leaf undersides are covered with soft hairs, giving them a velvety feel. Prefers a bit of shade.

up to 1' tall, cat # 8H5S1 $15.95 each.
1'-2' tall, cat # 8H5S2 $26.95 each.