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Perennials

This is a basic list of what we have for sale at the nursery.

We have many more plants, but because their stock is limited, they aren't listed here.

Things are constantly changing and we will do our best to keep this page current!

We check all of our plants every day - which takes time - and we are not always quick on the computer.

There are times when some species have sold out and we have to rebuild our stock.

Othertimes we only have young plants that are not mature enough to sell.

If there's something you really want, please send an email and we will see how we can help you.

Prices reflect how long it takes a plant to mature.

We sell healthy plants at blossoming age, often with more than one plant to a pot.

Younger plants are mentioned in the description.

In general:

3"- 4” pots are $5- $6

6”pots are $7- $8

½ gallon are $8 -$10

1 gallon pots are  $12 to $15 except for specialty items (plants that are difficult to grow

or take more than 3 to 4 years to reach blooming size)

Cleaned bulbs are available in September by pre-order - or your good luck!

Minimum order for bulbs is $35, with a shipping and handling charge of $20 (large orders could be more).

 

Allium amplectens  Slimleaf Onion. Native to Salt Spring Island. Several bulbs in each pot. 4” $6.00

Allium amplectens, pink.  A pink-blooming selection that is exceptionally attractive to bees.                                                                                         Several bulbs in each pot 4" $6.00

Allium cernuum   Nodding Onion. We sell bulbs that have been grown from wild collected Salt Spring Island seeds.

                               In our observations, they appear to have slightly greyer leaves than off-island plants.                                                                     Limited stock. Several bulbs in each pot. 4”  $6.00,   6" $8.00  

Allium cernuum “album”   White-flowered Nodding Onion, garden sourced. We may not be carrying this anymore by 

                                 2005.  Several bulbs in each pot 4” $6.00  

Aquilegia formosa  Western Columbine. Native to Salt Spring Island. A short-lived (ten years) perennial with tall                                                        stalks of red and yellow flowers. Hummingbirds love these! 1/2 gallon pots, $9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Camassia leichtlinii  Great Camas. Native. Individual mature bulbs are available in late summer/fall. $6. each                        

Cerastium arvense   Field Chickweed 4” $6.00  N/A 2024                                                                                                                                                              

Delphinium menziesii   Menzie’s Larkspur. Native to Salt Spring Island. An absolutely gorgeous plant! These take three

                                        years to bloom from seed.  It can grow from 5 to 24 inches tall.  In cultivation the colours range from

                                        deep royal blue to lilac. If you wish to order the lilac-coloured plants you'll have to pre-order, as

                                        the majority are blue.    4” $6.00   Gallon $10  

Dodecatheon hendersonii - see Primula hendersonii

Dodecatheon pulchellum - see Primula pauciflora

                                                                                 

Eriophyllum lanatum  Woolly Sunflower. Native to Salt Spring Island. Sourced from wild seeds a decade ago.                                                                  We grow these from seed, not from cuttings. 6”pot $7  Not Available 2024

Erythronium oregonum  White Fawn Lily. Native to Salt Spring Island. 1gallon pot $15 (2+ bulbs) by special order only.      

                                           We sell these bulbs in September. There is a limited time when they are available,                                                                          so please pre-order. They cannot dry out and must be planted as soon as received.

                                           Large blooming size bulbs (over seven years old) are $9,

                                           Medium (4 years or older, will most likely bloom) are $6,

                                           Small are a dozen for $10 (small were not available in 2023 due to drought)

Fritillaria affinis (F. lanceolata)  Chocolate Lily. Native to Salt Spring Island. Blooming size bulbs are $10 each.                                                                    A small amount were available in autumn 2023. (Sold out)

                                           In 2024 we may have flowering plants available in 1/2 gallon to gallon pots.                                                                                                                                                                                

Heuchera micrantha   Small-flowered Alumroot  These have delicate sprays of flowers that add wonders to bouquets.        

                                       An under-appreciated native perennial that is drought resistant if planted in the shade.

                                       It's deer resistant as well - but not deerproof. Deer will eat the leaves in winter, but most plants

                                       recover.  They are long-lived (we have plants in our garden that are 30 years old).  

                                        As these have not sold well we may not offer them in the future. 4” $6 , ½ gallon $8.00

Lithophragma parviflorum   Woodland Star. 4” $6  Native to Salt Spring Island.

Lomatium nudicaule  Wild Celery, Barestem Biscuitroot , Consumption Plant A very special plant!                                                                           Our stock is native to Salt Spring Island. ½ gallon $8.00,  gallon $10.00

Lomatium utriculatum  Spring Gold. Native to Salt Spring Island.   4” ,  1/2 gal  $8

Micranthes integrifolia  (a.k.a. Saxifraga integrifolia) Easy to grow in a wet but well drained area. Do not let it dry out                                                      in the spring. But in the summer it will completely die down and is drought-proof!    4”  $6                         

Maianthemum dilatatum  Wild-Lily-of-the-Valley. Heart-shaped leaves, grows well in shade in humus rich soil.                                                                    ½ gallon $8  gallon $10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Olsynium douglasii   Satinflower  4”/$6  or  6”/$10   Sold out 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Perideridia gairdneri   Yampah. Native to Salt Spring Island. Flowers in August/September, a great late-blooming plant.                                               Every part of it is edible! 1/2 gal $8,  gallon $14

 

Primula hendersonii  Broad-leaved Shooting-Star. Native to Salt Spring Island.   4” $6.00,  1/2 gallon $10  

Primula pauciflora var. pauciflora  Few-flowered Shooting Star.  4” $6.00.  Large plants, very striking!1/2 gallon $10 - $12

 

Romanzoffia tracyi  Tracy's Mistmaiden.  Native to Vancouver Island. Such a sweet little plant!  3"and 4" $ 5-6

Sedum lanceolatum ssp. nesioticus   The short, tough, native Lance-leaved Stonecrop, found only on rocky islands

                                                                 in the Salish Sea. Limited quantities.  4” $6.00

Sedum oreganum  Oregon Stonecrop. My plants originally came from Hornby Island  4” $6.00

Sedum spathulifolium  Broad-leaved Stonecrop. "Cape Blanco" originally from Oregon.  4”  $6.00

Sedum spathulifolium  Broad-leaved Stonecrop. Native to Salt Spring Island.  4" $6.00

                                                                 

Symphyotrichum sp. (subspicatum?) Douglas Aster. This species is under review (meaning I can't guarantee what I have).                                            A wild SSI Aster that loves sun and water.  1/2 gal $7  N/A  2024

               

Tellima grandiflora  Fringecup. Native to Salt Spring Island. For shady locations with adequate water.    

                                    Wonderful fragrance! 4" 6.00  N/A  2024

Triteleia hyacinthina  Fool's Onion or White Brodiaea. Native to Salt Spring Island.  4”  $6.00  ½ gallon $8.00

Vancouveria hexandra  Inside-out flower.  Native to Washington and Oregon, and hardy here. A delicate, fern-like                                                          groundcover with small white flowers. It should be better known. 1/2 gallon $8.00.

Vancouveria planipetala  Native to Washington and Oregon, and hardy here. This grows luxuriantly in dry shade                                                                with a covering of Douglas Fir needles or other light compost. I never have to water it!                                                                  But it doesn't like to be pot-bound. If you want some, please send us an email

                                           and we'll dig some up for you. $8.

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If I don't have what you want, please check out  Fraser Thimble Farms http://www.thimblefarms.com/  

and  Satinflower Nurseries  https://satinflower.ca/

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