|Spiky plants meet Ikea|
Maianthemum (Smilacina) aff. flexuosum - Pink False Solomon Seal
Podophyllum aurantiocaule - You can only but this plant if you live in the UK
Mertensia maritima - Blue bells
Hebe recurva - One of the hardiest hebes - to Zone 7 (0 degrees F/-18C)
Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'
Rhododendron kamtschaticum - Deciduous, dwarf alpine/rock garden rhody
Leposaurus - Fern (not sure which species they were discussing)
Mahonia eurybracteata (syn. M. confusa)
Dactylorhiza fuchsii 'Bressingham Bonus'
Gold leaved blue poppy - Beautiful contrast of colors. Unfortunately not for sale yet.
Lobelia excelsa x lobelia tupa - A cross between the shrubby L. excelsa and perennial L. tupa
Roscoea 'Red Gurkha' - FRF is currently working on hybridizing different Roscoea species
Illicium sp. KCSH# - Star Anise
Daphniphyllum sp. (longiracemosa?)
Dendropanax proteusen - Evergreen tree in the aralia family
Evergreen Corylopsis - I think this is an unknown species
Actinoitum purple flowers
Ligularia nilumbifolia - Big leaves
Styrax japonicus - White leaves?
Tripterospermum - Climbing gentian relative
Neolitsea sp. - Broadleaf evergreen (unknown species)
Nothotsuga longibracteata - This is the tree Far Reaches Farm has on their logo
Native salal with pink flowers
Variegated Mahonia nervosa
Stenanthium angustifolium - purple bell-shaped flowers
Campanula - Native to the Olympic mountains
Tropaeolum vine - Perennial, summer-blooming nasturtium
Desfontainia spinosa & Desfontainia fulgens
Lapageria - National flower of Chile
Gentiana "Asiatic Hybrids" - Fall blooming gentian
Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb' - Red-burgundy evergreen foliage
|Hey! I have these!|
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' - Looks great year-round and very foolproof
Muhlenbergia dumosa - Not hardy
Carex elata 'Bowles Golden' - Boggy grass
Carex pendula - I was glad to hear Dan recommend this plant because I've wondered about its potential invasiveness. It makes a nice 4' tall clump and looks great 365 days a year.
Carex flagellifera - One of several of the bronze-colored sedges. It only has a lifespan of 3-4 years but reseeds readily.
Carex buchananii - Taller bronze sedge
Carex testacea - Soft and orange
Luzula nivea - Snowy wood rush
Luzula sylvatica - Wood rush
Stipa gigantea - Evergreen early blooming sparkles in the sun
Stipa tenuissima - Mexican feather grass
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' - Autumn switchgrass (2014 perennial plant of the year)
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' - Red foliage 2-3 ft tall
Panicum Virgatum 'Blood Brothers' - Better color than 'Shenandoah'
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' - Dwarf pampas grass
Molinia caerulea 'Skyracer'
Molinia caerulea 'Strahlenquelle'
Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' - Plantings of this withstood several years of complete neglect at Heronswood and still look great after 30 years
Chionochloa rubra - Annie's Annuals used to sell it before Dan Hinkley mentioned it
Elegia capensis - Not a horsetail!
Rhodocoma capensis - Large plumes flowing in the wind give the effect of it being underwater
That does it for my coverage of the show. Next year's show will move to February 11-15th, 2015. If you live in the Pacific Northwest be sure to check it out!