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376-001     Haberlea rhodopensis       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, Blue Violet flowers
Because Haberlea rhodopensis is found in shaded limestone areas in the Balkans, we have sited this in a part shade rockery in front of our farm house. Even though we have slightly acid soil it has grown well for us for many years. The foliage of Haberlea rhodopensis is semi-glossy, scalloped and measures 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. The leaves form tight rosettes. These increase by offsets over time. Loose umbels of inch-wide flowers adorn the diminutive plant.  Spring to early summer. bloom   1.5 in. x 8 in.

756-002D3     Habranthus robustus       
Sun     Zones (8)9-10 Pink flowers
We grow Habranthus robustus in our no-water garden where it is one of a series of bulbs from spring to autumn to echo fleetingly the pink flowers there. Flowering stems (often leafless) appear out of the soil bearing funnel-shaped flowers. Good drainage is essential.  Summer. bloom   8-12 in.

179-002     Hakonechloa macra     ( Hakone grass )     
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hakonechloa macra is a lovely bamboo-like deciduous grass with wiry stems. A graceful, slow spreading feature in the woodland garden. In fall, the blades turn a burnished bronze. A Great Plant Picks selection.    2 feet.

179-004     Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'     ( Japanese forest grass )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Like all of the selections of Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata' has a soft, cascading nature that makes it so delightful to brush past. As the name indicates, it has a white stripe down its green foliage. 'Albostriata' tends to be a little faster growing than other forest grasses which is a good thing since the gold edged form is so slow. A lovely addition to hostas and ferns. A Great Plant Picks selection.    14 in. x 16 in.

179-005     Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' is a lovely cascading forest grass that is chartreuse in the shade but more golden given more sun. Soft, bamboo-like leaves make an appealing sound rustling in the breeze. Use this to light up an area that falls into darkness. A Great Plant Picks selection.    18 in. x 18 in.

179-001     Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'     ( Golden variegated Japanese forest grass )     
Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9
All the rage a few years ago, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a radiant gold-striped woodland grass that is still deservedly popular. Soft, arching, bamboo-like blades illuminate our shade garden and give a wonderful silken rustle in response to passing legs. A Great Plant Picks selection.    1 ft. x 2 ft.

179-006     Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-Kaze'     ( Japanese forest grass )     
Part Shade     Zones 6-8
The soft billowing blades of Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-Kaze' are ideal along paths in woodland gardens where they can delicately caress the bare ankles and shins of summer strollers. 'Beni-Kaze', meaning "red wind" in Japanese, is an appropriate name, for this grass turns red toward late summer when the autumn winds start to blow. Sunlight makes this grass increase more rapidly but it can burn in the hottest sun.    18-20 in. x 24 in.

848-008D4     Halimium pauanum       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Yellow flowers
(H. halimifolium x H. lasianthum) Brilliant is the word that is used to describe the yellow flowers of Halimium x pauanum. The leaves are almost lavender-like as they rise up the slightly woolly stems. Upright and very free-flowering, this is certainly a shrub that needs to be more widely cultivated.  May to June. bloom   6 ft. x 4-5 ft.

654-003D4     Halmiocistus 'Ingwersenii'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We are always happy to find evergreen, drought tolerant shrubs that hold up well in our wet winters. x Halmiocistus 'Ingwersenii' even stood up to record cold in December 2009 and record snow in December 2008. This is an intergeneric cross between Cistus ingwerseniana and Halimium ingwersenii. The new growth on the shrub is lime green which ages to dark green. The leaves are small and narrow growing on purplish stems. The main flush of the small bowl-shaped flowers is in early summer but we have had intermitent bloom throughout the summer into the fall.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

654-002D4     Halmiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow/Maroon flowers
We use Halmiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream' in dry borders where the woolly green foliage looks most at home. It produces 2-inch wide flowers of soft yellow with maroon-red central bands around the golden stamens. This is evergreen.  Spring. bloom   24 in. x 36 in.

268-044D4     Hebe albicans 'Sussex Carpet'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
This selection of a subalpine shrub from the South Island of New Zealand makes an ideal evergreen groundcover. The rounded leaves of Hebe albicans 'Sussex Carpet' are gray green. Young branchlets are green aging to brown.  Summer. bloom   12 in. x 36 in.

268-006D4     Hebe 'Autumn Glory'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Violet flowers
Hebe 'Autumn Glory' is a small sparsely branched shrub with reddish stems and dark green leaves.  August to September. bloom   30 in.

268-042D4     Hebe 'Baby Marie'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Lilac flowers
Hebe 'Baby Marie' is a low, mounded evergreen shrub from County Park Nursery, England, that is suitable for growing in a trough or the front of a border. The small, rounded green leaves have attractive pale undersides. Half-inch, terminal spikes of pale lilac flowers cover the shrub.  Early May. bloom   12-14 in. x 12-14 in.

268-053D4     Hebe 'Bicolor Wand'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Violet Purple flowers
We rarely think of Hebes having fragrance, but several do and Hebe 'Bicolor Wand' is one of them. The long narrow foliage is mid-green, young leaves having pink tinged reverses. The flowers are violet purple with white bases and are held in dramatic 5-inch inflorescences. Protect this from cold winter winds.  August to October. bloom   5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

268-024D4     Hebe 'Blue Elf'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hebe 'Blue Elf' is a compact shrub that has rich green, small, rounded foliage on red stems. The flowers are lavender in cooler weather, more blue in warmer weather.  Repeats bloom from May to November. bloom   2 ft. x 3 ft.

268-020D4     Hebe 'Blue Mist'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Hebe 'Blue Mist' produces rich green foliage on curving lateral growth and wonderful lavender blue flowers.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 30 in.

268-108D4     Hebe buchananii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Found on the South Island of New Zealand at fairly high, exposed sites, Hebe buchananii forms a low dense mounded shrub. The somewhat blue cast to its leaves is often accented by a pencil-thin edge of red around them. In our gardens this blooms profusely, more or less covering itself in tiny white flowers. The species name of this evergreen shrub honors John Buchanan (1819-1898), a botanist and artist who was part of an early geological survey on the island.  Early summer to early autumn. bloom   6-12 in. x 6-12 in.

268-096D4     Hebe buchananii 'Minor'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe buchananii 'Minor,' a small-to-midsized selection of the species, is commonly used as a groundcover shrub in New Zealand. Its glaucous, evergreen foliage and its compact height make it ideal for the front of a border or even for use as a low, somewhat spreading hedge. Coming from alpine areas on the South Island, it is more winter-hardy than many hebes.  Early summer to early autumn. bloom   6 in. x 18-24 in.

268-054D4     Hebe carnosula 'Mt. Stewart'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Hebe carnosula 'Mt. Stewart' is a beautiful selection of a variable species which grows wild from Nelson to Otago, NZ. The rounded, cupped leaves are gray green arranged in 4's up the stems. Unopened leaves near the tip of the stem reveal their pale, glaucous reverses. The flowers bloom on lateral stems.  Summer. bloom   16 in. x 16 in.

268-104D4     Hebe 'Champagne'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Because numerous species and cultivars of Hebes have not fared well during the severe winters of the last few years, we are always aware of the ones that make it through. Hebe 'Champagne' can be included among the plants that did well during the exceptional winter of 2013-14 in our garden. This was found and developed by Naturally Native New Zeland Plants in Tauranga, NZ, in the early 1990's. There is speculation that this is a cross between Hebe bishopiana and an unknown hebe. The narrow, evergreen leaves are flushed purple when they emerge but go green as they mature. We grow this as a single specimen, but because of its low height and much larger width, it seems ideal for use as a shrubby ground-cover.  Summer. bloom   20 in. x 36 in.

268-055D4     Hebe 'Christabel'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
(Named for Lake Christabel in the Spenser Mountains of New Zealand.) We have lost many hebes in exceptionally cold winters and have noticed that those with tiny leaves or a whipcord-like compositions of leaves are the hardiest. 'Christabel' is one of the latter with yellow green leaves adpressed to yellowish stems. It makes a very compact evergreen shrublet that would be excellent for a low hedge along a narrow border. This has not yet bloomed for us.    5 in. x 11 in.

268-067D4     Hebe colonsoi var. glauca       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
There is some confusion about the name of this Hebe which is often referred to as 'Leonard Cockayne' after the New Zealand botanist and author of an early monograph on Hebes. This small evergreen shrub is notable for its somewhat rounded, blue green leaves. There is an occasional hint of red in the tips of very young leaves. New stems are infused with purple which turns woody with time. Hebe colonsoi var. glauca' is found on the North Island of New Zealand.  Summer. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

268-056D4     Hebe corriganii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Lilac flowers
Hebe corriganii is borderline hardy for our garden but would be a reliable evergreen shrub in the shade for gardeners along the Pacific coast. Long tapering, lance-shaped leaves are apple green. Twice blooming so it is useful for an extended season.  Spring and autumn. bloom   6 ft.

268-022D4     Hebe cupressoides       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Lilac Blue flowers
Hebe cupressoides is one of the whipcord hebes where the tiny leaflets are so tightly pressed to the branchlets that the shrub appears to be a dwarf conifer. The foliage is green with chartreuse tips.  Early summer. bloom   4 ft.

268-004D4     Hebe cupressoides 'Boughton Dome'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Lilac Blue flowers
Hebe cupressoides 'Boughton Dome' is a dwarf, mounding shrub that is quite popular at the nursery. Its pale green, scale-like foliage is evergreen and resembles that of a Cupressus. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

268-102D4     Hebe 'Dragonfly'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Joy Creek Nursery Introduction 2014. Hebe 'Dragonfly' was found as a seedling in the garden of Andy Stockton who is on the staff at our nursery. Andy is an avid hebe collector. The tilt of the extra-long, narrow opposite leaves reminded Andy of the wings of dragonflies and that is why he chose the name. The young lime-green stems age to woody brown. The 1-1/4-inch racemes appear on lateral stems emerging on the upper portion of the plant. This is a prolific bloomer.  Early summer. bloom   16 in. x 28 in.

268-003D4     Hebe 'Emerald Gem'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We have long grown Hebe mckeanii (also called 'McKeanii') in our garden but have never been able to establish its provenance. After reading Lawrie Metcalf's book "Hebes" we suspect that what we have been growing is really 'Emerald Gem' which is a natural cross found in the wild by A.W. McKean. Thanks to him we have this low, rounded evergreen shrub that has small, bright, somewhat yellow green foliage. A Great Plant Picks selection.    12 in. x 18 in.

268-059D4     Hebe evenosa       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe evenosa is reminiscent of boxwood in its appearance. Cupped leaves are bluntly lance-shaped and have a pronounced pale central vein (although the name means "having no veins"). The inflorescences bloom on lateral stems. This grows in the wild on the North Island of NZ in subalpine meadows.  Unknown. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

268-060D4     Hebe 'Fragrant Jewel'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Lavender flowers
The lance-shaped leaves of Hebe 'Fragrant Jewel' are apple-green. Spikes of lavender flowers fade to white as they open up the flowering stem giving a bi-colored appearance. Hebes are not generally known for their fragrance but there is a very light sweetness to the flowers as suggested by the name.  July to August. bloom   2-3 ft. x 2-3 ft.

268-061D4     Hebe gibbsii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
This diminutive evergreen shrublet has managed to survive several difficult winters in our garden. It has never gotten very large although it is reported to reach a foot or so in height in the mountains of the northeastern part of the South Island of New Zealand where it grows. Its lance-shaped leaves are glaucous in appearance arranged in a more or less uniform pattern on its wiry stems. The leaves and petioles are actually covered with fine white hairs that give the plant its blue green coloration. The small flowers are white with tiny, violet red anthers. Hebe gibbsii honors the botanist Frederick G. Gibbs (1866-1953).  April to August. bloom   4-8 in. x 4-8 in.

268-009D4     Hebe glaucophylla       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Lilac flowers
The plant we grow under the name Hebe glaucophylla does not match the description in many texts. Our plant has disc shaped pewter green leaves and forms a slow-growing dense shrub.  Summer. bloom   3 ft.

268-032D4     Hebe glaucophylla 'Korbel Pewter'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Lilac flowers
Hebe glaucophylla 'Korbel Pewter' is a small evergreen shrub. This selection has grayer leaves than the species. The dense foliage is small and cupped. An ideal plant for a tidy garden.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2 ft.

268-019D4     Hebe 'Great Orme'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Brown stems bear shiny yellow-green leaves on Hebe 'Great Orme'. Long tapering panicles of pink flowers which fade to white at the base.  Summer to fall. bloom   4 ft.

268-062D4     Hebe 'Greensleeves'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Hebe 'Greensleeves' has been one of the toughtest of hebes in our collection. We have it planted on a south-facing hillside where it receives all-day sun and regular water. It has flourished in this setting, developing into an upright evergreen shrub. The olive-green leaves are tightly adpressed to the stems in a whipcord fashion. In late spring, the white flowers form on the ends of the stems seemingly within the body of the shrub, not above it. According to the book Hebes by Lawrie Metcalf, 'Greensleeves' was found as a seedling of Hebe ochracea in 1973 and introduced by Graham Hutchins in 1997.  June. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

268-010D4     Hebe 'Hagley Park'       
Sun     Zones (8), 9, 10 Rose Purple flowers
Hebe 'Hagley Park' is a dwarf upright shrub with glossy red-margined leaves. Large panicles of rose-purple flowers.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 24 in.

268-063D4     Hebe 'Heidi'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Even when Hebe 'Heidi' is not in bloom, it is attractive. The green leaves are narrow and spear shaped with a red central vein that disappears with age. Young stems are red as well. When the weather cools, the foliage takes on purple tones. The shrub repeats bloom from summer to fall, with numerous 2.5-inch racemes. We grow this in a part shade situation and it has flourished.  May to October. bloom   35 in. x 35 in.

268-089D4     Hebe 'Hinerua'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
According to hebe expert Laurie Metcalf, Hebe 'Hinerua' was found by Graham Hutchins on Hinerua Ridge in New Zealand. It is thought to be a natural cross between Hebe odora and H. hectori subsp. subsimilis. As a whipcord hebe, this held up well in our harsh winter of 2008-09. The tiny leaves are yellow green, tightly adpressed to the stems at their bases but recurve away from the stem at their tips. We have never had this bloom. A Great Plant Picks selection.    24 in. x 20 in.

268-029D4     Hebe 'Hobby'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Rose flowers
Hebe 'Hobby' is a late season delight. Stems of crisp evergreen mid-green foliage bear exceptionally long 6-inch spikes of rose flowers on this small shrub.  Autumn. bloom   2.5 ft. x 3 ft.

268-064D4     Hebe imbricata       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 White flowers
Throughout the last many winters, our hebe collection has been down-sized to the truly hardy. Among the stalwarts that have stood this test of nature, we include Hebe imbricata. It's name refers to the over-lapping, evergreen, scale-like leaves that cover its stems. These leaves are an attractive shade of yellow green that makes the shrub stand out in the green border. This species has remained quite small in our garden although we have read that it can reach close to 2 feet in height. The small white flowers have magenta anthers, a detail for the close observer.  Summer. bloom   6 in. x 10 in.

268-075D4     Hebe 'Inverey'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9 Soft Bluish Mauve flowers
According to Lawrie Metcalf in his monograph on Hebes, this was found at Inverey Nursery in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1974. He speculates that this is a cross between Hebe 'Glauca-caerulea' and H. amplixicaulis f. hirta. In our garden, this forms a small, evergreen shrublet with dark, woolly branchlets. The bluish leaves are about 1/2-inch long and 1/4-inch wide and have yellow margins. Its parentage makes it suitable as a groundcover in a low water garden or in a rock garden.  Late spring and summer; sometimes autumn. bloom   4 in. x 30 in.

268-088D4     Hebe 'Jasper'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
According to Lawrie Metcalf in his book, Hebes, the name for Hebe 'Jasper' is derived from the color of the winter foliage which is reminiscent of the color of the local stone near where this seedling was found at the Forest Research Station, Rangiora, Canterbury, NZ. This is a low mounding evergreen shrub with spikes appearing on both terminal and axillary stems.  May to June. bloom   12 in. x 15 in.

268-087D4     Hebe 'Joan Lewis'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe 'Joan Lewis' is a mid-sized, open-branched evergreen shrub with small, rounded, gray green leaves that come to an acute tip. Each leaf is thinly ringed in red. Plump inflorescences are 1.5-2-inches long and are composed of dense clusters of white flowers with showy violet anthers which give the clusters a pinkish appearance when viewed from afar. The literature states that this was found in the garden of its namesake who was the secretary of the Essex Hardy Plant Society in England.  June to July. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

268-066D4     Hebe 'Karo Golden Esk'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The whipcord foliage of this upright hebe is lime-green much of the year but takes on a golden glow as the weather cools. Visually, it is reminiscent of a dwarf conifer. The side-branchlets grow shorter as they ascend the main stems in a modified herring-bone pattern. Hebe `Karo Golden Esk' has reliably flowered for us with the flowers opening on what appear to be the previous year's wood more-or-less inside the main body of the shrub. According to Lawrie Metcalf this is a natural hybrid between Hebe armstrongii and H. odora. This has been hardy for us.    32 in. x 60 in.

268-046D4     Hebe 'La Favorite'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe 'La Favorite' bears small, blue green, cupped leaves that are arranged in 4 columns down the purple stems. Toward the top of the stems, the leaves show off their light green reverses. Flowers appear in dense clusters on axillary stems near the top of the main stem. This has been in cultivation since the 1890's.  Late spring. bloom   15-18 in. x 26 in.

268-069D4     Hebe loganioides       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
This small shrub was first found on the South Island of New Zealand in 1869 by John Francis Armstrong. It has the tiniest leaves of any hebe we grow. Narrow, one-eighth-inch long golden green leaves are tightly clasped to the stem in a whipcord pattern near the ends of the stems. Lower on the stems, the leaves overlap less densely. During the winter, the green turns bronze. Hebe loganioides has not bloomed for us but it is said to have comparatively large flowers for a whipcord hebe. The awkward specific name apparently comes from its comparison to a now extinct plant, Logania depressa. Our measurements come from a specimen grown in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Early summer. bloom   4 in. x 3 ft.

268-109D4     Hebe 'Marie Antoinette'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Red Purple flowers
This low-mounding evergreen shrub is spectacular when it blooms. The rich purple red flowers can not help drawing attention to themselves. As they age, the flowers eventually fade to white. The dark green leaves are long and tapered, measuring about 1 1/2 inches in length. Out of bloom, it is the dark purple leaf buds that hint at the spectacular show that awaits the gardener. Hebe 'Marie Antoinette' was selected by Ann Burton of Annton Nursery near Cambridge, New Zealand in 1986.  Late spring to summer. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

268-085D4     Hebe masoniae       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 White flowers
Found on the grasslands and mountains of the South Island of New Zealand, this small evergreen shrub finds the Pacific Northwest to its liking. The small, rounded green leaves come to an acute tip. They may be only 5/8 inches long and 3/8 inches wide but the lime-green margin around each leaf makes it stand out clearly from the others. As with so many hebes, each set of leaves is perfectly alligned with the one above it giving the stems a geometric quality. Hebe masoniae is sometimes referred to as Hebe pauciramosa masoniae, however that name is no longer officially considered correct.  Summer bloom   20 in. x 20 in.

268-070D4     Hebe 'Mystery Red'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Rich Violet flowers
The name Hebe 'Mystery Red' may not be valid. We received cutting wood from the North Willamette Research Station with this name. There is speculation that this is 'Mystery', a seedling, possibly of H. pimelioides, found at County Park Nursery in England in 1987. The foliage turns purplish red in the winter.  Summer. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

268-033D4     Hebe ochracea 'E.C. Stirling'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe ochracea 'E.C. Stirling' is somewhat of a mystery to us. In color, habit and name it resembles Hebe ochracea 'James Stirling' and for some time we imagined that the two plants were one and the same. We have grown both and 'E.C. Stirling' appears to be a dwarf form of 'James Stirling'. Both have stems that have a feather-shaped arrangement of branchlets bearing tightly adpressed small leaves. These adpressed leaves give the plants their characteristic whip-cord appearance. The foliage is basically old-gold in color, an unusual color which distinguishes both cultivars.  Summer. bloom   1 ft. x 1 ft.

268-005D4     Hebe ochracea 'James Stirling'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 White flowers
It is the unusual olive green to gold color of the scale-like leaves that makes this evergreen shrub so distinct. The whipcord foliage is arranged in cupressus-like sprays of stems which grow increasingly shorter toward the terminal. Occasionally stems are branched or forked. Short flowering spikes appear at the ends of older wood so that the flowers bloom within the shrub, not above it. In coastal areas, this can become a sizeable shrub but here in our inland garden, Hebe 'James Stirling' is slow to grow.    14 in. x 22 in.

268-094D4     Hebe odora (anomala) 'Purpurea Nana'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We originally received this hebe as Hebe anomala 'Purpurea Nana' and have grown it by that name for several years. It has proven to be one of the hardiest hebes in our garden and we have come to enjoy its very colorful foliage and its upright habit. Lawrie Metcalf in his book Hebes: A Guide to Species, Hybrids, an Allied Genera states that the species "anomala" is a synonym for "odora." Even though he does not mention a small or "nana" form in that book, we have retained that as part of the name but have changed the specific name as that book suggests. This evergreen shrub has small narrow leaves that are arranged in sets of four in an orderly fashion up the stems. The young leaves and stems are infused with purple giving the shrub its purple glow. We have found, and Lawrie Metcalf concurs, that it is important to prune this shrub regularly to keep it from getting leggy and to encourage the new purple growth. This has not bloomed for us.    2 ft. x 3 ft.

268-071D4     Hebe odora 'New Zealand Gold'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe odora 'New Zealand Gold' is useful both for hedging or as a specimen, this upright, rounded shrub was so admired during trials at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center that it was selected as a Great Plant Pick. Evergreen leaves are in uniform whorls up yellow stems giving the shrub a very dense appearance. The leaves develop golden margins as they mature giving rise to the cultivar name.  Rare to flower. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

268-072D4     Hebe odora var. prostrata       
Sun     Zones 7, 8 Pale Mauve to White flowers
Hebe odora var. prostrata is perhaps best thought of as a ground-covering shrub with evergreen foliage. The young stems are pale green but, as they slowly spread and age, they turn woody. The upper surface of the small leaves is glossy lime green in contrast with the matte surface of their undersides. This is another hebe that has defied many of our recent unusually cold winters.  Summer. bloom   3-4 in. x 3 ft.

268-001D4     Hebe parviflora ssp. angustifolia       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
New Zealand, South Island. Hebe parviflora ssp. angustifolia is the crown of our Texture Garden. Its narrow dark evergreen leaves highlight the yellow of their supporting branchlets. In summer, terminal spikes, 2 to 5 inches long, of small white flowers.  Summer. bloom   36-48 in. x 36 in.

268-012D4     Hebe 'Patty's Purple'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Dark Purple/Lavender flowers
Hebe 'Patty's Purple' is a small shrub with bright green opposite leaves with red midribs. Leaf-stems are red. Flowers are dark purple fading to lavender.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   18-24 in.

268-025D4     Hebe 'Paula'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Deep Purple Pink flowers
Hebe 'Paula' bears glossy rounded foliage that is flushed red when it is new and greens up as it matures.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   2.5 ft.

268-076D4     Hebe pimeleoides var. glauca       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Pale Lilac flowers
We are uncertain of the nomenclature of this plant so we have released it with the name we received it under, Hebe pimeleoides var. glauca. We admire its upright habit and the tiny glaucous, blue leaves that are thinly outlined in red. It has not bloomed for us but we imagine that it has flowers similar to H. pimeleoides. The leaves are only 1/4 inch long and 3/16 inches wide but the plant reads well in the landscape because of its silver blue foliage.    24 in. x 24 in.

268-002D4     Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei' is a low evergreen, ground-covering shrub, that has small, glaucous gray blue leaves and frosted purple stems. Very attractive throughout the seasons.  Early summer. bloom   9 in. x 3 ft.

268-041D4     Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'       
Sun     Zones (6), 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii' is a fine evergreen groundcover because of the denseness of its branchlets. The gray leaves are small and rounded. Short, dense flower spikes of white.  Summer. bloom   15 in. x 36 in.

268-086D4     Hebe 'Pink Paradise'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hebe 'Pink Paradise' has narrow gray green leaves that are slightly cupped at their tips. Young leaves show red in their midribs and along their edges and the young stems are infused with burgundy. What we enjoy about this shrub is its free-flowering nature. Multiple clusters of flower spikes give it its distinctive floriferous appearance.  Spring to summer. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

268-107D4     Hebe 'Pretty in Pink'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Hebe 'Pretty in Pink' is part of a Hollywood Series of hebes that were selected to provide a variety of foliage and flower color to gardeners. This one has especially lovely foliage: burgundy-tipped juvenile leaves adorn the shrub during the growing season but during the cooler months the leaves of the entire shrub darken to burgundy. The new stems are also burgundy and enhance the overall effect of this shrub. The contrast between the bright pink flowers and the burgundy-tipped new growth is very pleasing. As the flowers age, the pink fades. The modest size of the shrub makes it suitable for smaller gardens.  Spring to summer. bloom   12-24 in. x 36 in.

268-011D4     Hebe 'Primley Gem'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
The numerous bloom spikes of Hebe 'Primley Gem' ('Margery Fish') form in a whorl near the branch terminals bearing bright violet flowers that fade to pale lavender. The crisp, lance-shaped leaves are somewhat wavy. They have red central veins and a blush of red near their edges. This attractive plant performed exceptionally well against difficult competition for ten years but was badly injured in the cold during December 2008. We have replaced it because of its excellence.  Early summer to late autumn. bloom   28 in. x 28 in.

268-078D4     Hebe 'Purple Shamrock'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Purple flowers
It is the foliage at the tips of the stems of Hebe 'Purple Shamrock' that make this variegated hebe so dramatic. The leaves are stained bright purple-pink over their dark centers and creamy-green margins. This is supposed to be a sport of Hebe 'Mrs. Winder'.  Late summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

268-037D4     Hebe 'Quicksilver'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Pale Blue flowers
Hebe 'Quicksilver' (County Park Nusery, 1965) is an evergreen shrub that looks very similar to Hebe 'Silver Beads' but the tiny, blue gray foliage is less tightly distributed along the stems and branches and the overall plant is larger in scale. This is said to be a form of Hebe pimeleoides.  June. bloom   12 in. x 30 in.

268-098D4     Hebe raoulii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Lavender flowers
This evergreen shrublet was named for Edouard F.A. Raoul who was a medical officer aboard an expeditionary ship during the 19th Century. He found Hebe raoulii in the low mountains outside of Canterbury, New Zealand. Hebe raoulii has small leathery, spoon-shaped leaves with red margins. The young branches and branchlets are purplish in color. Because it is small, this shrub needs to be sited carefully so that it is not overgrown by neighboring plants.  Late spring. bloom   10 in. x 10-12 in.

268-091D4     Hebe recurva 'Boughton Silver'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Is it the color of the blue green leaves or the plentiful white flower spikes that gives this small evergreen shrub its name? The lance-shaped leaves are just over an inch long and curve down at their tips. Inch-long flower spikes of pure white appear in pairs at the leaf axils throughout the upper third of the plant. Give this good drainage.  Late summer to autumn. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

268-050D4     Hebe 'Red Edge'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Lilac-Blue flowers
Hebe 'Red Edge' is a hybrid of Hebe albicans 'Snow Mound' developed at County Park Nursery, Essex, England, in 1968. It is one of several hebes that have interesting color in their evergreen foliage during the winter. This one has small leaves that are margined in red. As the cold weather sets in, the leaves develop a purple-pink tint.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 24 in.

268-079D4     Hebe rupicola       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe rupicola is an upright shrub from a rocky habitat as its specific name implies. It prefers moist, well-drained soil. The yellow green foliage blends nicely with the brown branches. This has not bloomed for us.    5 ft. x 5 ft.

268-095D4     Hebe salicornioides       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Very upright branching stems are an assembly of apple green strands of whipcord in a somewhat feathered arrangement. The youngest scale-like leaves have yellow tips that give this evergreen shrub an overall glow. Because it is from higher altitudes in the South Island of New Zealand, Hebe salicornioides is winter hardy for us.    20 in. x 20 in.

268-047D4     Hebe 'Sapphire'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Violet flowers
We received Hebe 'Sapphire' from the Elizabeth C. Miller Botanic Garden in Seattle. It was one of their selections after Hebe trials at the North Willamette Experiment Station. Although it does not turn nearly as red as Hebe 'Caledonia' during the winter, it has proven more reliable in our late frosts. Each leaf has a red central bar and the new stems are red as well, giving this a ruddy glow during the cold season but diminishing in vividness in the summer. The three-inch bloom spikes are very numerous.  June to July bloom   24 in. x 27 in.

268-016D4     Hebe 'Silver Beads'       
Sun     Zones (8), 9, 10 Pale Lavender flowers
Hebe 'Silver Beads' is a lovely, architectural complement to our Texture Garden. The dark, snaking branches have tiny, silver blue leaves.  Early summer. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

268-036D4     Hebe 'Silver Dollar'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Hebe 'Silver Dollar' is a compact, evergreen shrublet with leaves that are perfectly arranged down the stems in sets of four. The foliage is blue green, margined in cream and has a pencil-thin edge of violet.  Late spring, early summer. bloom   18 in. x 24 in.

268-048D4     Hebe sp. (from Western Hills)       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 Pale Lavender flowers
Hebe sp. (from Western Hills) caught our eye during hebe trials at the North Willamette Experiment Station. It was one of the plants that seemed least damaged by late frost. The glaucous blue foliage is about a half-inch in length. Stems begin yellow green and turn mahogony as they age. The flowers are very pale and fade almost to white. This was originally found at Western Hills Nursery in California.  June to July. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

268-014D4     Hebe speciosa 'Variegata'       
Sun     Zones 9, 10 Violet Purple flowers
The wide leaves of Hebe speciosa 'Variegata' are margined in creamy white. This combined with the long-blooming violet flowers makes it a very attractive shrub.  Summer to fall. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

268-080D4     Hebe stricta var. lata       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 White flowers
This is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with fairly long tapering leaves measuring 2 1/2 inches long and 5/8 inches wide. The three-inch inflorescence is composed of tiny flowers that have white tubes, a very pale violet blush at the mouth and violet anther tips. We detect a fresh fragrance but no obvious sweetness in the showy flower spike of Hebe stricta var. lata.  August to autumn. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

268-081D4     Hebe 'Trixie'       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9 White flowers
Hebe 'Trixie' (County Park Nursery, 1970) is a low evergreen shrub that is a seedling of Hebe albicans 'Snowmound'. It is distinguished by its dark green leaves which are closely placed and have yellowish margins. Please note, this is not a variegated plant. The flowers have purple anthers. It was named after the nickname of the daughter of the grower.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

268-106D4     Hebe venustula 'Blue Sky'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zone 7, 8, 9 Sky Blue/Lavender flowers
Our immediate impression of this small, evergreen shrub is that all of its stems are very upright making the plant seem as if it had just sprung to attention. Its small, cupped leaves are stiff and held out from the stem at a 90 degree angle. They are arranged in sets of four. Looking down on the stems from up above, you see the incredible symmetry with which they are arranged stacked up one set on top of the other all the way down the stem with very little variation in size, in a bottle-brush like fashion. At the very upper tip of the stems, the new growth reveals a hint of bronzing. Hebe venustula 'Blue Sky' is a fine plant for a loose informal hedge or to accent a mixed border. The semi-gloss of its leaves gives it a sparkle anytime of the year.  Late spring to summer. bloom   2 ft. x 2 ft.

268-105D4     Hebe vernicosa       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
The form of Hebe vernicosa that we grow in our gardens is compact and creates tight, radiant mounds with glossy, evergreen leaves. Although there are taller selections of this species that branch out laterally, our form is quite upright in habit. Its compact size makes it ideal for a smaller garden. According to Lawrie Metcalf in his book Hebes, the meaning of the species name is "polished" and that describes the sheen of the tiny foliage nicely. Clusters of small flowers appear near the terminals of the stems in late spring. Hebe vernicosa has proven hardy for us for the last three winters.  Midspring to early summer. bloom   15 in. x 19 in.

268-013D4     Hebe 'Veronica Lake'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Violet flowers
Hebe 'Veronica Lake' has bright, glossy green foliage with violet midribs and markings. Flowers are violet fading to white. Very floriferous.  Summer to fall. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

268-100D4     Hebe 'Walter Buccleugh'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Reddish Purple flowers
This is a favorite hebe of Andy Stockton who works here at the nursery and has become a great fan of hebes. He has found this to be easy and winter hardy here in the Pacific Northwest. It is a seedling of Hebe 'Youngii' found at Boughton House, Northhamptonshire, England in the 1970's. 'Walter Buccleugh' is named for the 8th Duke of Buccleugh. In habit, the shrub is upright. Its young stems are purple and are attractive with the lance-shaped green leaves which have reddish margins. They also complement the red purple flowers.  Summer. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

268-083D4     Hebe 'Wiri Grace'       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Pale Mauve flowers
(H. speciousa x (H. bolonsii x H. stricta)) Hebe 'Wiri Grace' is a stately evergreen shrub with large lance-shaped leaves that are 4 to 5 inches long and just over an inch wide. The bright 4.5-inch inflorescences are very striking, having a feathery appearance due to the elongated stamens. The infloresences develop on lateral stems. Pruning at the end of winter will help to keep the plant compact.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   6 ft. x 5 ft.

268-008D4     Hebe 'Youngii'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Violet flowers
Hebe 'Youngii' ('Carl Teschner') is a spreading, much branched shrub with small green foliage on brown stems. Large white throated violet flowers in axillary racemes.  Summer. bloom   9 in.

273-012D4     Helenium autumnale 'Butter Pat'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rich Yellow flowers
Thanks to our friend Lucy Hardiman, we now grow Helenium autumnale 'Butter Pat'. She sang its praises - its height, its rich yellow flowers, clean foliage - and we became believers when we saw it in her garden. The ray flowers have greenish yellow disks that age to brown. In Lucy's garden, the plant stood over 6 ft. tall although the literature describes it as much shorter.  Late July through August. bloom   36 in. x 24 in.

273-002D4     Helenium autumnale 'Kugelsonne'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yellow flowers
Helenium autumnale 'Kugelsonne' bears intense yellow ray florets with a yellow green central disk that rise on stately stems.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   5 ft.

273-003D4     Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Burnt Orange flowers
Grow Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' in lean soil to keep it upright. In rich soil, be prepared to stake. In late summer you will be rewarded with a long display of exquisite, burnt orange flowers that fade attractively as they age. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   4 ft.

273-001D4     Helenium autumnale 'Rotgold'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Red/Gold flowers
Helenium autumnale 'Rotgold' ('Red and Gold') is a handsome German selection with rayed flowers of red with gold margins.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   4 ft.

273-008D4     Helenium autumnale 'Zimbelstern'       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Golden Brown flowers
Helenium autumnale 'Zimbelstern' bears golden brown wavy-edged ray florets with brown disk florets on tall stems.  Late summer to early fall. bloom   4 ft.

273-011D4     Helenium 'Tijuana Brass' PP22346       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
This bold border plant has larger than usual golden ray-flowers, often reaching over 2 inches across. Their raised, nob-like centers are surrounded by swirls of semi-double golden ray florets. Discovered in our gardens at Joy Creek Nursery as a seedling of unknown parentage, Helenium 'Tijuana Brass' quickly surpasses other comparable cultivars in height, upright habit and size of flower. Where other heleniums often lose their lowest foliage, the foliage at the base of Helenium 'Tijuana Brass' remains green and attractive throughout the season. We often pinch back the plant at midseason to keep it compact, but even unpruned the plant remains sturdy and upright.  Summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 2 ft.

473-005D4     Helianthus angustifolius     ( Swamp sunflower )     
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Eastern US. Helianthus angustifolius produces very narrow dark green foliage that rise on dramatically visible red brown stems. The 3-inch, rayed flowers are single and semi-double arranged in terminal racemes. They have dark central disk florettes. It is a real pleasure to have this in full bloom in mid-November lighting even the cloudiest of days.  September to November. bloom   5-7 ft. x 4 ft.

473-002D4     Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'       
Sun     Zones 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' bears 2- to 3-inch ray-flowers that are semi-double with dark brown centers. Towering stems have willowy dark green foliage. A wonderful plant to carry on bloom late in the season.  Summer to fall. bloom   8 ft. x 4 ft.

473-004D4     Helianthus multiflorus 'Flore Pleno'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Helianthus multiflorus 'Flore Pleno' has delightful, fully double, yellow, ray-flowers that draw so much attention during the summer. This is a large perennial and the 5-inch flowers are in perfect scale with the plant. Rounded leaves are 5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. They are sandpapery to the touch.  Midsummer to early autumn. bloom   6 ft. x 4 ft.

293-012D4     Helichrysum splendidum       
Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9 Bright Yellow flowers
South Africa. Though not thought of as hardy in the Pacific Northwest, this has stood up to many years of abuse from the weather in a local garden and shows little or no damage. Compact and very woolly in apearance, it needs a sunny well-drained site to keep it happy. Use it as you might a Santolina. Though Helichrysum splendidum is related to the Curry plant, its silvery foliage has no obvious scent. Near the end of summer, terminal clusters of dark yellow flowers begin to appear. Many people are squeamish about mixing yellow and silver, but these little flowers are neither muddy nor unattractive. Enjoy them!  Summer to autumn. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

293-011D4     Helichrysum tianshanicum       
Sun     Zones (7), 8, 9, 10 Mustard Yellow flowers
Central Asia. It is hard to praise Helichrysum tianshanicum enough. It is polite, upright, and needs no supplemental water once it is established. The lavender-like arrangement of woolly gray foliage is attractive and the mustard yellow clusters of flowers do not detract from its beauty. The foliage has a curry-like scent when brushed. Cut back at the end of winter to promote dense growth.  Summer to autumn. bloom   15-18 in. x 30 in.

298-001D4     Helictotrichon sempervirens     ( Blue oat grass )     
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Twany flowers
Helictotrichon sempervirens is drought and heat tolerant and evergreen with silver-blue foliage and tawny flower stems. What more could you ask for? Easy care! Useful as a specimen or container plant. Try it with blue flowered campanulas. A Great Plant Picks selection.    2 ft. x 3 ft.

298-003D4     Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'     ( Blue oat grass )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Tawny flowers
The blades of Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire' are much finer and slightly bluer than the type. Fully grown plants are also slightly smaller in scale. This is a very useful, drought-tolerant, evergreen grass that holds its own as a specimen plant but is especially attractive in mass plantings.  Early summer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 3 ft.

036-001D4     Heliopsis helianthoides ssp. scabra 'Sommersonne' ('Summer Sun')       
Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sun Gold flowers
Heliopsis helianthoides ssp. scabra 'Sommersonne' is a tried and true perennial that has delighted gardeners for many years with its long season of bloom . Light up the summer garden with these bright rayed flowers. 'Sommersonne' makes an excellent cut flower for summer floral arrangements.  Summer. bloom   36 in. x 24 in.

182-016D4     Helleborus argutifolius     ( Corsican Hellebore )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
The bold, leathery, dark green leaves of Helleborus argutifolius persist through the winter. Mysterious pale green terminal flowers. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

182-019D4     Helleborus argutifolius 'Janet Starnes'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
Helleborus argutifolius 'Janet Starnes' is another plant that always seems to entice visitors. The cream variegation on the leathery foliage looks as if it had been spray-painted on. In the winter the pale chartreuse flowers bloom in clusters above the foliage. We grow the species nearby and this is decidedly shorter and more compact.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   24 in. x 24 in.

182-012D4     Helleborus foetidus     ( Stinking hellebore )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
One of our favorite evergreen perennials for the woodland garden is Helleborus foetidus. The midwinter blooms help keep the garden visually exciting during the transition into spring. The bell-shaped flowers are born in many-flowered cymes until the middle of spring. The foliage is dark green. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Midwinter bloom   32 in. x 18 in.

182-054D4     Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver Strain'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Chartreuse flowers
Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver Strain' is our seed selection. Plants have nicely divided evergreen leaves that have a silvery gloss. Leaf stems and the bases of the leaves are infused with rosy red. The early chartreuse flowers add another layer to this beautiful combination.  Midwinter to midspring. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

182-065D4     Helleborus hybridus 'Green Flower Strain'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Creamy Green flowers
Many years ago we were lucky to find a seedling hellebore in our garden with lime green flowers. We moved the plant to an area of the garden that is not close to neighboring hellebores and allowed it to develop into a mature specimen. It has produced seedlings with pale green flowers, many with a light fragrance. This has made us wonder if the mother plant was not the result of a cross between H. orientalis and H. odorus. We have lifted the seedlings which we all-too-literally call Helleborus x hybridus 'Green Flower Strain.' Because these are seedlings, the color of the flowers and the fragrance will be variable. All are lovely.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

182-005D4     Helleborus orientalis     ( Lenten Rose )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Helleborus orientalis always is in bloom in the Portland area on Valentine's Day. Leathery foliage of deep green. Creamy white (sometimes with a hint of green) saucer shaped flowers often linger until late spring.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   18 in. x 18 in.

182-022D4     Helleborus sternii       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Green flowers
Helleborus x sternii are hand-selected seedlings from our beautiful blue foliaged form of this cross between Helleborus argutifolius and H. lividus. The spiny leaves are evergreen and really show off their beauty in the winter garden. The pale flowers have a blush of pink. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late winter to early spring. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

861-001     Hemiboea subcapitata     ( False Sinningia )     
Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We must thank our friend Cole Burrell for introducing us to this uncommon perennial. We have had it in our garden for eight years and it has proven to be reliably hardy. Almost succulent, eight-inch leaves give this mounding perennial its exotic appearance. In shape, the leaves are very much reminiscent of hosta leaves in that they are long and narrow at their bases. The opposite leaves attach in a perfoliate fashion on the fleshy, stippled stems. Apple green and well-veined, they are semi-glossy yet covered with fine hairs. Flower buds of Hemiboea subcapitata form in summer and are followed by inch-long white tubular flowers that flair very little at their lips. The exterior of the flowers is covered with fine hairs while the interior of the flowers is stained beige and stippled in purple. We grow this African violet relative in a part shade garden which we water once every 10 days during the height of summer.  Late summer. bloom   18 in. x 40 in.

738-001D4     Heptacodium miconiodes     ( Seven Son Flower. )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Heptacodium miconiodes forms a large shrub or small tree with well veined, dark green, leathery leaves. Clusters of small white flowers appear in late summer. In October the calyces turn rosy pink creating a marvelous late season effect. The exfoliating bark reveals a light brown under-bark. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Late summer. bloom   10-20 ft. x 10 ft.

816-001D4     Hesperaloe parviflora       
Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10 Coral Orange flowers
Texas, New Mexico. Hesperaloe parviflora produce dark gray green yucca-like leaves that can grow from 24 to 30 inches in length. This is an ideal plant to try in the dry border where its blade-like leaves are a perfect contrast with silvery shrubs. When this blooms, it sends up a 3-foot spike with rich coral orange flowers in a loose arrangement at the end of the spike.  Summer. bloom   30 in. x 5 ft.

037-023     Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Whitish Green flowers
The semi-evergreen, large, lobed green leaves of Heuchera americana 'Green Spice' ('Eco Improved') are frosted silver in their centers with purple-brown staining along their central veining. Easy to grow, drought tolerant and beautiful. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer. bloom   9 in. x 28 in.

037-047     Heuchera americana-red leaf form     ( American alumroot )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Brownish Green flowers
These are seedlings from a collection we made in Virginia that have exceptionally dark veining in their leaves and maintain that veining throughout the season. There is variation in the pattern of the veining but we have selected only the darkest. In our gardens, we grow this plant in a woodland area that has dappled light in the morning, but shade in the afternoon. The bloom spikes are about 15 inches tall with panicles of tiny flowers that are not remarkable in color but en masse create a pointilist effect.  Early summer. bloom   7-8 in. x 15 in.

037-012     Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst'       
Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Greenish flowers
The semi-evergreen leaves of Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst' are very red, almost beet-red, going to dark burgundy along the veins. In the light, they have a silvery sheen. Although the flowers are not spectacular in color, they give a light and airy quality to the shade garden.  Early summer. bloom   26 in. x 17 in.

037-027     Heuchera 'Chiqui'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Salmon Pink flowers
(H. cylindrica x H. sanguinea) Heuchera 'Chiqui' (George Schenk) is said to have the largest individual flowers of any heuchera. Salmon pink bells hang from 15- to 24-inch stems. The foliage is a pleasing yellow green.  Spring. bloom   12 in. x 12 in.

037-050     Heuchera chlorantha       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Greenish White flowers
Pacific Northwest native. Heuchera chlorantha bears rounded, only slightly lobed leaves that are lightly hairy and semi-glossy. The persistant foliage takes on burgundy and red tones in colder weather. Most striking are the very tall (up to 40 inches) flower spikes which are eye-catching even out of bloom.  Late spring to early summer. bloom   3 in. x 12 in.

037-003     Heuchera 'Firefly'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Vermilion flowers
Heuchera 'Firefly' is a long-blooming coral bell with small, intensely colored flowers. The simple, lobed foliage is attractive year round.  May to June. bloom   18 in. x 16 in.

037-054     Heuchera 'Havana' (PPAF)(Terra Nova Nurseries)       
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cerise Pink flowers
Heuchera `Havana' is new to the trade and we have not had time to grow it in the garden, We admired the wonderful color combination of the leaves and flowers. Leaves have good substance and are yellow-lime in color. White veiling on the leaves gives them even more depth. When the flowers open, you can see why the name was chosen. Because this is a compact perennial, it is suitable for growing in containers and in the garden.  Summer. bloom   7 in. x 12 in.

037-053     Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Whitish flowers
From Terra Nova Nurseries. Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' PPAF has proven to be a fine lime-green leaved heuchera for our Pacific Northwest garden. The glossy, ruffled, foliage is evergreen and holds up well in sun or shade. Flowering stems and leaf stems often have an attractive hint of pink which is pleasing to the eye.  Spring. bloom   10 in. x 18 in.

037-030     Heuchera 'Marmalade'       
Sun to Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Yellow Green flowers
A 2004 introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries. We have even experimented with Heuchera 'Marmalade' PP15945 in sunny well-drained borders and its spectacular coral/copper/burgundy foliage serves as an excellent foil for a broad variety of plants such as orange tulips in spring and later desert-toned verbascums.  Spring. bloom   10 in. x 18 in.

037-035     Heuchera 'Obsidian'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Green Brown flowers
Heuchera 'Obsidian' PP14836 produce very dark purple black leaves that have a fine lustre. Because this is very tolerant of sun and fairly dry conditions, it can be used to set off silver foliage in a mediterranean border or gold foliage in a part shade situation. Don't worry about the flowers - they are undistinguished.  June. bloom   10 in. x 16 in.

037-052     Heuchera 'Pink Wave'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, Pink flowers
This mat-forming heuchera makes an elegant small groud cover. Its glossy leaves are waved along their margins. Because it was developed by Dana Emery in Southern California and introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, we were unsure if this would survive our wet winters. Knowing that was a cross between H. elegan, native to the San Gabriel Mountains in California, and H. sanguinea, native to the mountains of the Southwest, did not make us any more confident. However, it has proved to be perfectly accomodating if grown in a well-drained border. Heuchera `Pink Wave' is very showy in bloom.  Summer. bloom   1-2 in. x 9-18 in.

037-025     Heuchera sanguinea 'Northern Fire'     ( Coral Bells )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Scarlet flowers
The striking color of the bright red flowers of Heuchera sanguinea 'Northern Fire' is made all the more brilliant by their dark calyces. It is no wonder that hummingbirds zip among their upright stems. The persistent dark green leaves are lightly mottled in silver. They form attractive mounds that keep their integrity throughout the winter.  Early to midsummer. bloom   10 in. x 12 in.

037-040     Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden near Claremont, California. Scalloped, lightly cupped, apple green leaves form vigorous clumps. Dazzling, long-blooming spires of coral-bell flowers.  Spring to summer. bloom   12 in. x 24 in.

037-046     Heuchera 'Sashay'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Heuchera 'Sashay' is a sport of Heuchera 'Purple Petticoats' that has become a favorite in our garden. The large green cupped and ruffled leaves teasingly show off their purple underside creating an appealing multi-colored mound. When in bloom, two-foot stems bear numerous pale flowers surrounded by burgundy-pink calyces. This has stood up well in sun.  Late spring. bloom   12 in. x 25 in.

276-006     Heucherella 'Stoplight'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
What's most immediately visible on x Heucherella 'Stoplight' PP16835 is the bright red maple leaf stain in the center of each golden leaf. This truly is a dazzling plant that can be used in both the garden and in containers. Leaves grow blonder as they age.  Spring. bloom   16 in. x 12 in.

038-012D4     Hibiscus syriacus 'Blushing Bride'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Blush Pink flowers
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blushing Bride' bears double white and blush pink flowers on this shrub or small tree. The flowers are 2.5 inches.  Summer. bloom   10 ft.

038-013D4     Hibiscus syriacus 'Collie Mullens'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Pink flowers
Hibiscus syriacus 'Collie Mullens' bears semi-double pink flowers with darker eyes. This shrub can be trained as a small tree or trimmed to a smaller size.  Summer. bloom   10 ft.

038-015D4     Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
What one notes first about this large shrub is the flowers. Not only are they white with wavy margins, but they are large, up to 5 or 6 inches. The dark green, three-lobed leaves serve as a good background to show them off. Hibiscus syriacus `Diana' is easily shaped into a small tree by limbing it up. Because it is sterile, there is no need to worry about self-seeding.  July to October. bloom   5-8 ft. x 6 ft.

038-016D4     Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Red Purple flowers
We have our National Arboretum to thank for this lovely hibiscus. Released in the 1980's, it still continues to attract interest. The 4-inch, ruffled flowers are white with very dark red eyes. The bloom show of Hibiscus syriacus `Helene' is long. Upright in habit, this large shrub can easily be limbed to create a small tree.  June to October. bloom   6-8 ft. x 5-7 ft.

038-017D4     Hibiscus syriacus 'Miss Julene'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Blush Pink flowers
The flowers of Hibiscus syriacus 'Miss Julene' are very similar to Hibiscus 'Blushing Bride' but the foliage is irregularly variegated sea green and white.  Summer. bloom   10 ft.

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