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Mainly of interest to returning customers, this page shows only the new collections acquired during the 2017 season.

Pediocactus simpsonii (snowball) (Cactaceae) (7x8,Z4,P,GL,3:4w) .................................. 40 seeds / $4.00 76597.47 (W) Jefferson Co., CO, 6700ft, 2043m. These barrels are so densely spined with short white spines that the plants look like little snowballs. Pink flowers.   Photo

Penstemon laricifolius ssp. laricifolius (10x12,Z3,P,GL,4:16w) .................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 54215.47 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 6750ft, 2060m. This lovely form has flowers in various pink shades.   Photo

Penstemon paysoniorum (Scrophulariaceae) (9x8,Z3,P,GL,4:12w) ............................... 100 seeds / $4.00 70110.17 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 6800ft, 2073m. Undulate, glossy-green foliage and pure blue flowers. Beautiful Wyoming endemic. Growing in sandy, calcareous rubble.

Penstemon utahensis (Scrophulariaceae) (36x15,Z4,P,RGL,3:8w) ................................ 30 seeds / $4.00 87817.37 (W) Mesa Co., CO, 4800ft, 1465m. Racemes of brilliant carmine-pink flowers will illuminate your garden in early spring. Attractive glaucous blue foliage in thick tufts. Sandy soils.

Phacelia campanularia (Hydrophyllaceae) (16x10,A,L,2) .............................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 12196.17 (W) San Bernadino Co., CA, 3800ft, 1160m. Deep, sapphire-blue, bell-shaped flowers unfurl along coiled stems. The roundish leaves are toothed and mildly hairy/glandular. Beautiful annual which brightens up any garden.   Photo

Phlox tumulosa (Polemoniaceae) (2x16,Z4,P,C,4:12w) ................................................... 10 seeds / $6.00 78996.17 (W) White Pine Co., NV, 7200ft, 2195m. Gray-green cushions virtually rock hard are covered with fragrant white blossoms, occasionally tinged pink.   Photo

Pinus edulis (Pinaceae) (200x180,Z5,P,C,3:8w) ............................................................. 40 seeds / $3.50 21599.17 (W) Santa Fe Co., NM, 6800ft, 2073m. The edible Pinyon Pine, sold here only for growing your own trees. Found in many of the dry areas throughout the western United States. Dense, green foliage, the needles in bundles of two.

Salvia lemmoni (Lamiaceae) (40x40,Z7,P,C,1) ............................................................... 18 seeds / $4.00 54416.27 (W) Santa Cruz Co., AZ, 6210ft, 1893m. (= S. microphylla v. wislizeni). Diminuitive woody subshrubs with fragrant leaves burst into color in summer with spikes of brilliant fuchsia. Seed very limited.

Saxifraga oppositifolia (Saxifragaceae) (2x40,Z3,P,L,4:8w) ............................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 83070.17 (W) Park Co., WY, 10450ft, 3186m. Dense rubbery cushions display sessile, deep rose-purple blossoms. On steep, N-facing cliffs of igneous origin.

Scutellaria nana v. sapphirina (Lamiaceae) (5x30,Z4,P,L,3:4w) .................................. 70 seeds / $4.00 58218.17 (W) Nye Co., NV, 6200ft, 1890m. Royal-blue dragons on erect stems. Forms carpets in dry granitic scree. Beautiful Great Basin endemic.   Photo

Sphaeralcea emoryi (Malvaceae) (65x22,Z6,P,SC,3:6w) ............................................. 70 seeds / $3.50 25683.17 (W) San Bernadino Co., CA, 3800ft, 1160m. Entire plant is noticeably gray (canescent) compared to its nearest cousin, S. ambigua. Individual leaves are coarsely triangular and the flowers are a deep orange, both of which cover these spring-blooming perennials.

Sphaeromeria capitata (Asteraceae) (12x20,Z4,P,L,2) ................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 12230.17 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 6850ft, 2088m. Silver-gray mats of filigreed foliage with greenish poms. Cousin of the Artemisia group.

Stachys coccinea (Lamiaceae) (30x18,Z6,P,C,1) .......................................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 12773.97 (W) Graham Co., AZ, 7200ft, 2195m. Soft-hairy, emerald foliage bears spikes of red, tubular flowers with flaring lips from mid-summer to frost. Easily grown, blooming the first year from seed. This population was at the highest elevation I’ve seen, hopefully increasing its hardiness factor. I had a customer in Minnesota tell me his plants from my original collection back in 2006 lived through their winters.   Photo

Townsendia incana (Asteraceae) (3x8,Z5,P,C,1) ............................................................ 40 seeds / $4.00 62812.37 (W) Uintah Co., UT, 6000ft, 1829m. Silver-gray buns with prolific white flowers.

Trifolium nanum (Fabaceae) (1x30,Z3,P,SC,1) ............................................................. 18 seeds / $5.00 58228.27 (W) Park Co., WY, 10600ft, 3232m. Pulvinate, green mats on N-facing steep alpine slopes with tiny three-fingered leaves tightly interwoven. Rosy-purple flowers. The best form I have seen.Photo

Trollius albiflorus (Ranunculaceae) (8x12,Z3,P,L,4:12w) ............................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 22410.47 (W) Albany Co., WY, 10350ft, 3155m. Above clumps of cut foliage spread several beautiful pale primrose-yellow blossoms, each punctuated by a boss of yellow stamens. A lovely alpine found near moist areas. The flowering stems greatly elongate during the fruiting phase.Photo

Yucca elata (Liliaceae) (250x80,Z6,P,C,1) ....................................................................... 40 seeds / $4.00 25426.47 (W) Grant Co., NM, 6100ft, 1860m. Clumping stems of narrow, sharp-tipped leaves produce spectacular racemes of cream flowers in late spring. Ancient specimens develop several stems atop a definite trunk. Can be grown in sheltered areas at Denver's latitude, so is apparently hardier than its origins would indicate.

Yucca harrimaniae (Var.#4) (Liliaceae) (60x30,Z5,P,C,1) .............................................. 40 seeds / $3.50 35264.57 (W) Duchesne Co., UT, 6000ft, 1829m. A robust population of larger rosettes and slightly wider, bluish leaves. Deep cream or pale yellow-cream flower spikes.     Photo

 

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