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Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus
Totem Pole Cactus (Tropical)
$53.00 $63.00

Pachycereus Schottii (Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus) is native to the desert regions of mainland Mexico and the Baja California peninsula of Mexico. The monstrous form is restricted to a small area about halfway down the Baja peninsula. In the wild, established plants are hardy to about 25 degrees F for short periods of time. Totem pole cacti are usually grown as a patio or house plant in Kansas. Grow in full sun with occasional extra watering including that which comes from rainfall. Repotting may or may not be needed depending on how large you want the plant to grow; plants can continue to grow taller and tolerate extremely root-bound pots but may need wind bracing. If repotting, make sure to use a sharp draining medium organic cactus mix with plenty of sand and perlite. To play is safe, potted plants are best moved in before night temperatures get below 45 degrees F. It is important to avoid the combination of wet and cold. Before extreme cold occurs, move to a bright interior window over the winter with no watering and keep above freezing. As a winter house plant, it will look presentable all winter long with no waterings.(also to prevent lanky winter growth) As a permanent house plant, provide bright light and allow the soil to dry between waterings for many years of carefree enjoyment. Plants grown permanently indoors may begin to elongate stretching for light and lose their spine color. It can be hard to reproduce the intense UV sunlight they need so moving outside for the summer is best. Generally if moving outside for the summer, allow 1-2 weeks of part shade or morning sun before placing in full sun. Plants with time to acclimate will thrive in full hot sun but be careful not to rush it or sunburning can occur. Potted plants are very low maintenance. I have never seen any insect problems on this plant. Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus is the most attractive monstrous form with pronounced knobby tubercles and smooth green skin; it is rare and will command a higher price than most other houseplants. Another naturally occuring monstrous form, Pachycereus schottii f. mieckleyanus, also has smooth green skin but thinner stems with less tubercles.

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'
Green Sheen Japanese Pachysandra
$4.00 $5.20

Green Sheen Japanese Pachysandra, is also known as Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'

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Packera obovatus
Native Roundleaf Groundsel / Packera
$10.00 $13.00

Native Roundleaf Groundsel / Packera, is also known as Packera obovatus

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Paeonia hybrids
Peony (Mixed Varieties)
$20.00 $26.00

Peonies (Paeonia), along with roses are one of the most universally well-known flowers. The toughness and durability of this plant can be seen in cemeteries or around abandoned houses, surviving decades even 100 years or more without care. Peonies are native to China in cold continental climate areas but also do well in Kansas. Large flowers come in different shades of white, red, and pink. Peonies bloom usually around Memorial Day hence their popularity and cemeteries. Blooming lasts about 2 weeks but can be short-lived if a thunderstorm happens during the last week of blooming when petals are fully open. In zone 6 and south, the foliage is glossy green and attractive throughout the first half of summer. Usually, by late summer, foliage is tattered from drought stress and diseases. This has no ill effect on the health of the plant as it is already set its growth buds for next year. In northern areas (USDA zones 3-5), Peony foliage lasts all summer and turns a brilliant red and orange color in the fall. Due to its need for cold winters, peonies will not grow well further south than zone 8b. Gardeners in south Florida have had success getting peonies to bloom by dumping a bag of ice on the dormant plant every day for 5-6 weeks in winter: sounds like a lot of work huh! Due to its cold tolerance, peonies may be grown in above-ground pots or raised planters year-round. When planting outside, be careful to plant at the correct depth with pink buds slightly below the soil or plants will not bloom. Overall, peonies are a very reliable long-lived plant in Kansas surviving everything. But they do require some maintenance to look their best. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plant's adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Look for a cold microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure.

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Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas’
Kansas Magenta Peony
$20.00 $26.00

Peonies (Paeonia), along with roses are one of the most universally well-known flowers. The toughness and durability of this plant can be seen in cemeteries or around abandoned houses, surviving decades even 100 years or more without care. Peonies are native to China in cold continental climate areas but also do well in Kansas. Large flowers come in different shades of white, red, and pink. Peonies bloom usually around Memorial Day hence their popularity and cemeteries. Blooming lasts about 2 weeks but can be short-lived if a thunderstorm happens during the last week of blooming when petals are fully open. In zone 6 and south, the foliage is glossy green and attractive throughout the first half of summer. Usually, by late summer, foliage is tattered from drought stress and diseases. This has no ill effect on the health of the plant as it is already set its growth buds for next year. In northern areas (USDA zones 3-5), Peony foliage lasts all summer and turns a brilliant red and orange color in the fall. Due to its need for cold winters, peonies will not grow well further south than zone 8b. Gardeners in south Florida have had success getting peonies to bloom by dumping a bag of ice on the dormant plant every day for 5-6 weeks in winter: sounds like a lot of work huh! Due to its cold tolerance, peonies may be grown in above-ground pots or raised planters year-round. When planting outside, be careful to plant at the correct depth with pink buds slightly below the soil or plants will not bloom. Overall, peonies are a very reliable long-lived plant in Kansas surviving everything. But they do require some maintenance to look their best. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plant's adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Look for a cold microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure. Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas’ features double flowering magenta-carmine-red blooms are displayed on the bold, erect stems.

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Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Sarah Bernhardt Pink Peony
$20.00 $26.00

Peonies (Paeonia), along with roses are one of the most universally well-known flowers. The toughness and durability of this plant can be seen in cemeteries or around abandoned houses, surviving decades even 100 years or more without care. Peonies are native to China in cold continental climate areas but also do well in Kansas. Large flowers come in different shades of white, red, and pink. Peonies bloom usually around Memorial Day hence their popularity and cemeteries. Blooming lasts about 2 weeks but can be short-lived if a thunderstorm happens during the last week of blooming when petals are fully open. In zone 6 and south, the foliage is glossy green and attractive throughout the first half of summer. Usually, by late summer, foliage is tattered from drought stress and diseases. This has no ill effect on the health of the plant as it is already set its growth buds for next year. In northern areas (USDA zones 3-5), Peony foliage lasts all summer and turns a brilliant red and orange color in the fall. Due to its need for cold winters, peonies will not grow well further south than zone 8b. Gardeners in south Florida have had success getting peonies to bloom by dumping a bag of ice on the dormant plant every day for 5-6 weeks in winter: sounds like a lot of work huh! Due to its cold tolerance, peonies may be grown in above-ground pots or raised planters year-round. When planting outside, be careful to plant at the correct depth with pink buds slightly below the soil or plants will not bloom. Overall, peonies are a very reliable long-lived plant in Kansas surviving everything. But they do require some maintenance to look their best. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plant's adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Look for a cold microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure. Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' features enormous, fragrant, double flowers in rose pink with white edges.

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Paeonia suffruiticosa
Shrub / Tree Peony (Assorted Colors)
$60.00 $70.00

Tree Peonies (Paeonia suffruiticosa) are larger, woody relatives of the common herbaceous (perennial) peony. It does not die to the ground each winter, instead growing up to 3-5 feet after many years. Tree peonies have been in culture in China for millennia. Most "tree" peonies are really just shrubs and are grafted to the rootstock of herbaceous peonies. Peonies, along with roses are one of the most universally well-known flowers. The toughness and durability of this plant can be seen in cemeteries or around abandoned houses, surviving decades even 100 years or more without care. Both tree and herbaceous peonies are native to China in cold continental climate areas but also do well in Kansas. Large flowers come in different shades of white, red, and pink. Blooming only lasts about 3-7 days and can be short-lived if a thunderstorm happens during the second day of blooming when petals are fully open. The foliage is especially attractive in spring when unfurling into a flat, rich green and remains attractive throughout summer. Usually, by early fall, foliage is tattered from drought stress and diseases with no appreciable fall color. This has no ill effect on the health of the plant as it is already set its growth buds for next year. In northern areas (USDA zones 3-6), Peony foliage lasts all summer and turns brilliant red and orange colors in the fall. Due to its need for cold winters, peonies will not grow well further south than zone 8b. Due to its cold tolerance, peonies may be grown in above-ground pots or raised planters year-round. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plant's adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Several have been alive for over 15 years and bloom like clockwork each spring here in our Lawrence, KS display garden.

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Panicum virgatum 'Northwinds'
Northwinds Switch Grass
$15.00 $19.50

Northwinds Switch Grass, is also known as Panicum virgatum 'Northwinds'

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'
Prairie Sky Switch Grass
$15.00 $19.50

Prairie Sky Switch Grass, is also known as Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky'
Prairie Winds Cheyenne Sky Red Switch Grass
$15.00 $19.50

>>>>>Forms a dense, upright clump of blue-green leaves that turn wine red in early summer. Purple flower panicles appear just above the foliage in late summer. This petite red grass is ideal for containers.>>>>>>All Proven Winners® plants are legally propagated, healthy and vigorous, true to name, and tagged with color pictures and growing information.

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Papaver orientale
Orange Oriental Poppy
$17.00 $22.10

>>>>>Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plants adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Look for a cold microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure.>>>>>

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Passiflora incarnata
Hardy Purple Passionflower

Hardy Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is also called Maypop and is native to the eastern United States including Kansas. The plant features dark green tri-lobed leaves and tropical-looking purple and white flowers. The petals and sepals include a fringe of wavy or crimped hair-like segments with very pronounced pistils and stamens. Flowers bloom in summer and are fragrant. Fleshy, egg-shaped, edible fruits called maypops appear in July-August and mature to a yellowish color in fall. Ripened maypops can be eaten fresh off the vine or made into jelly. Maypop name refers to the loud popping sound made when fruits are stepped on. It's one of those "if you don't eat it, step on it plants"! Easily grown in a wide variety of soils including heavy clay. It is usually grown on structures that it can be easily removed from each year as it dies to the ground. We have it growing in our Lawrence, KS display garden mixed with a large patch of giant reed grass (Arundo donax) that all gets cut down each year. It weaves beautifully throughout the canes and allows for easy to harvest the fruits. Funny thing is, we did not plant it: it just showed up on its own. No other plants exist within several hundred feet! Beware that this is an extremely vigorous plant that crowds out most weeds and is itself weed-like, with a very spreading growth habit mainly from root suckers coming up freely. Best planted in wild areas where it can mix with other plants; mowing around it generally stops the yearly spread in lawn areas. Spot spraying errant shoots is also effective. "Once it's there, it's there forever" plant!

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Penstemon cobaea
Native Beardtongue / Penstemon
$10.00 $13.00

***Description for this perennial available with future update!***

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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Husker Red Penstemon

Husker Red Penstemon, is also known as Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

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Penstemon grandiflorus
Large-Flowered Penstemon
$10.00 $13.00

Large-Flowered Penstemon, is also known as Penstemon grandiflorus

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Penstemon pinifolius
Pine-leaf Scarlet Penstemon
$10.00 $13.00

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Perovskia atriplicifolia
Russian Sage
$17.00 $22.10

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a perfectly well-adapted plant from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is the perfect match to hot Kansas summers, cold winters, rocky alkaline soils, and drought. Fine-textured foliage is upright and shrub-like consisting of a mint green to blush green color. Lavender to bluish flowers emerging in mid-summer are extremely long-lasting. In fall, Russian sage foliage dies back with the first hard freeze and becomes a whitish-gray color adding awesome winter interest. Imagine this combined with ornamental grasses or bright winter-colored plants like Color Guard Yucca. The only maintenance is cutting the plant back to you about 6 to 8 inches in the spring. New buds emerge from the root system and lower parts of the woody growth. New cultivars of Russian sage do not spread by rhizomes like the species. Russian sage thrives in dry well-drained soils with plenty of full sun and air circulation. They are suitable for hot west or south exposures, berms, parking lot islands, hell strips along roads, and other inhospitable locations. They tolerate poor soil including rock, sand, clay, and alkalinity. They do not tolerate poor drainage and will be floppy even in part shade. Russian sage flowers are highly attractive to honeybees. There are several improved cultivars with improved blooming, improved growth habit, and elimination of spreading.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby'
Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage
$17.00 $22.10

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a perfectly well-adapted plant from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is the perfect match to hot Kansas summers, cold winters, rocky alkaline soils, and drought. Fine-textured foliage is upright and shrub-like consisting of a mint green to blush green color. Lavender to bluish flowers emerging in mid-summer are extremely long-lasting. In fall, Russian sage foliage dies back with the first hard freeze and becomes a whitish-gray color adding awesome winter interest. Imagine this combined with ornamental grasses or bright winter-colored plants like Color Guard Yucca. The only maintenance is cutting the plant back to you about 6 to 8 inches in the spring. New buds emerge from the root system and lower parts of the woody growth. New cultivars of Russian sage do not spread by rhizomes like the species. Russian sage thrives in dry well-drained soils with plenty of full sun and air circulation. They are suitable for hot west or south exposures, berms, parking lot islands, hell strips along roads, and other inhospitable locations. They tolerate poor soil including rock, sand, clay, and alkalinity. They do not tolerate poor drainage and will be floppy even in part shade. Russian sage flowers are highly attractive to honeybees. There are several improved cultivars with improved blooming, improved growth habit, and elimination of spreading. Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Jean Baby') is a wonderful compact, non-spreading, and non-flopping variety. Lavender blue flowers held in smoky purple calyxes bloom for a long period starting in midsummer, with the color from the calyxes extending appeal into fall. Blue Jean Baby a Walters Gardens Inc. introduction.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Denim 'n Lace'
Denim 'n Lace Compact Russian Sage
$17.00 $22.10

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a perfectly well-adapted plant from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is the perfect match to hot Kansas summers, cold winters, rocky alkaline soils, and drought. Fine-textured foliage is upright and shrub-like consisting of a mint green to blush green color. Lavender to bluish flowers emerging in mid-summer are extremely long-lasting. In fall, Russian sage foliage dies back with the first hard freeze and becomes a whitish-gray color adding awesome winter interest. Imagine this combined with ornamental grasses or bright winter-colored plants like Color Guard Yucca. The only maintenance is cutting the plant back to you about 6 to 8 inches in the spring. New buds emerge from the root system and lower parts of the woody growth. New cultivars of Russian sage do not spread by rhizomes like the species. Russian sage thrives in dry well-drained soils with plenty of full sun and air circulation. They are suitable for hot west or south exposures, berms, parking lot islands, hell strips along roads, and other inhospitable locations. They tolerate poor soil including rock, sand, clay, and alkalinity. They do not tolerate poor drainage and will be floppy even in part shade. Russian sage flowers are highly attractive to honeybees. There are several improved cultivars with improved blooming, improved growth habit, and elimination of spreading. Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage(Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Denim 'n Lace') is a wonderful non-spreading, non-flopping variety. This is the perfect addition to a garden in hot, dry areas. Lacy-like, bright sky blue flowers are held on amethyst calyxes, with strong stems and an upright habit. The beautiful color will last a long time! All Proven Winners® plants are legally propagated, healthy and vigorous, true to name, and tagged with color pictures and growing information.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'
Filigran Cut-leaf Russian Sage
$15.00 $19.50

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a perfectly well-adapted plant from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is the perfect match to hot Kansas summers, cold winters, rocky alkaline soils, and drought. Fine-textured foliage is upright and shrub-like consisting of a mint green to blush green color. Lavender to bluish flowers emerging in mid-summer are extremely long-lasting. In fall, Russian sage foliage dies back with the first hard freeze and becomes a whitish-gray color adding awesome winter interest. Imagine this combined with ornamental grasses or bright winter-colored plants like Color Guard Yucca. The only maintenance is cutting the plant back to you about 6 to 8 inches in the spring. New buds emerge from the root system and lower parts of the woody growth. New cultivars of Russian sage do not spread by rhizomes like the species. Russian sage thrives in dry well-drained soils with plenty of full sun and air circulation. They are suitable for hot west or south exposures, berms, parking lot islands, hell strips along roads, and other inhospitable locations. They tolerate poor soil including rock, sand, clay, and alkalinity. They do not tolerate poor drainage and will be floppy even in part shade. Russian sage flowers are highly attractive to honeybees. There are several improved cultivars with improved blooming, improved growth habit, and elimination of spreading. Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran' is an improved upright cultivar with fine-textured foliage and no underground spreading.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman' PP27526
Rocketman Russian Sage
$17.00 $22.10

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a perfectly well-adapted plant from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is the perfect match to hot Kansas summers, cold winters, rocky alkaline soils, and drought. Fine-textured foliage is upright and shrub-like consisting of a mint green to blush green color. Lavender to bluish flowers emerging in mid-summer are extremely long-lasting. In fall, Russian sage foliage dies back with the first hard freeze and becomes a whitish-gray color adding awesome winter interest. Imagine this combined with ornamental grasses or bright winter-colored plants like Color Guard Yucca. The only maintenance is cutting the plant back to you about 6 to 8 inches in the spring. New buds emerge from the root system and lower parts of the woody growth. New cultivars of Russian sage do not spread by rhizomes like the species. Russian sage thrives in dry well-drained soils with plenty of full sun and air circulation. They are suitable for hot west or south exposures, berms, parking lot islands, hell strips along roads, and other inhospitable locations. They tolerate poor soil including rock, sand, clay, and alkalinity. They do not tolerate poor drainage and will be floppy even in part shade. Russian sage flowers are highly attractive to honeybees. There are several improved cultivars with improved blooming, improved growth habit, and elimination of spreading. Here's a Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Rocketman') that doesn’t get too tall, has stronger stems and a more upright habit than most. Its aromatic, grey-green leaves are entirely like those of ‘Little Spire’, clinging to the silvery stems. Each stem is topped with large, fluffy textured, lavender blue flowers beginning in midsummer. Like most Perovskias, the colorful calyxes remain on the stems long after the flowers are spent, making it look like it is still blooming long after it is actually done. You’ll have great color on this plant from about July through October in the Midwest. A perfect perennial for hot, dry climates and also exceptionally cold hardy. Perovskia can be used in a wide variety of environments with little attention through the season - a reason they have long been a staple of landscapers. Expect these plants to be a little later to emerge in spring, but also to offer color well into fall. Rocketman Russian Sage is a Walters Gardens Inc. introduction.

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Petasites japonicus
Butterbur / Petasites
$20.00 $26.00

>>>>>This plant is usually grown as a bog plant needing constantly moist soil rich in organic matter. As a rain garden plant, it will thrive is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof during spring and summer periods of rain but then go dormant if the water hole dries out completely. For the home garden, the species is generally too aggressive to mix with other plants

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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Blue Creeping Phlox
$5.00 $6.50

Blue Creeping Phlox, is also known as Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

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Phlox subulata 'Red Wing'
Red Creeping Phlox

Red Creeping Phlox, is also known as Phlox subulata 'Red Wing'

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Photenia x fraserii
Fraser's Photenia
$20.00 $26.00

>>>>>Repeated or successive cold winters with complete foliage loss seem to be an issue with this and many evergreen zone 6/7 plants. One occasional difficult winter followed by mild winters is more tolerable. This is, however, a very vigorous growing plant so generally will recover in one summer with decent watering and fertilizer.

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Photenia x fraserii 'Pink Marble'
Pink Marble Variegated Photenia

>>>>>Repeated or successive cold winters with complete foliage loss seem to be an issue with this and many evergreen zone 6/7 plants. One occasional difficult winter followed by mild winters is more tolerable. This is, however, a very vigorous growing plant so generally will recover in one summer with decent watering and fertilizer.

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Yellow Groove Evergreen Bamboo
$75.00 $97.50

Yellow Groove Evergreen Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata) is a cold hardy running bamboo with a distinctive yellow stripe in the culm groove. Established bamboo groves provide a beautiful evergreen privacy screen. It provides ultimate wind protection, noise and traffic screening, and a hedge-like barrier. Bamboo is loved for its tropical lush appearance and a proven performance record in cold climates. It offers the only option for dry shade situations that stays green all winter. Bamboo is a great bird and wildlife shelter. You may also create trails through the bamboo grove for kids to play and built forts. Bamboo shoots 1” diameter plus are edible and quite tasty if harvested when under 6” tall and husked like corn. Timber species can obtain a maximum height of 15 to 20 feet may be achieved in 5 to 10 years. Realistic height of 10-15 feet should be expected in Kansas ( zones 5-6 ). Foliage is evergreen to 0 to 5 degrees F. Canes will defoliate at -5 to -10 degrees F. Canes die to the ground at -10 to -15 degrees. Root system will survive up to -25 to -30 degrees F as a perennial especially if mulched. Every few years a grove will experience complete winterkill: it is strongly advised to cut all dead growth to the ground for aesthetic reasons and and fire prevention. In the year after a complete winter-kill event, new growth will only grow back 1/2 as tall as it was before. It is speculated that after loosing all that foliage and biomass, it is only growing with 1/2 as much energy as before and with loss of potential photosynthesis for months in the spring before it is warm enough for new shoots to emerge. In our trial gardens in Lawrence, KS (zone 6a), all plants were killed to the ground but rhizomes survived with new growth by May. During this arctic blast of February, 2021, lows down to -17 degrees F on Feb 16th, 2021 were recorded. The longevity of this cold blast was also impressive: 10 days on a row with highs of 10-15 degrees F or lower, 8 nights of lows in the single digits and negatives, and 36 strait hours of 0 degrees F and mostly lower. As with any running bamboo, it is important to consider future spread. Spread can be controlled in lawn or forested areas by mowing at least twice a month during the months of May, June, and July and once in September. Another method of spread used mainly in China today is the shallow 12" deep sand-filled trench. Every summer, just run a shovel through the trench a few times to sever any escaping rhizomes. Also use this method for easy propagation. To keep bamboo from spreading into other landscape or formal lawn areas, you must install a continuous border around the grove. 14”-16” deep edging is needed for loamy to clay soils; 18-24” deep border is needed for sandy soils. An effective edging material is high-density polyethylene plastic professional rhizome barrier with lots of information available on proper installation techniques.

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'
Golden Crookstem Evergreen Bamboo
$130.00 $150.00

Golden Crookstem Evergreen Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis') is a cold hardy running bamboo with a distinctive yellow culms. When planted where direct sun can shine on the culms from the south or west, they often develop a bright magenta highlight for a few weeks in the spring. Established bamboo groves provide a beautiful evergreen privacy screen. It provides ultimate wind protection, noise and traffic screening, and a hedge-like barrier. Bamboo is loved for its tropical lush appearance and a proven performance record in cold climates. It offers the only option for dry shade situations that stays green all winter. Bamboo is a great bird and wildlife shelter. You may also create trails through the bamboo grove for kids to play and built forts. Bamboo shoots 1” diameter plus are edible and quite tasty if harvested when under 6” tall and husked like corn. Timber species can obtain a maximum height of 15 to 20 feet may be achieved in 5 to 10 years. Realistic height of 10-15 feet should be expected in Kansas ( zones 5-6 ). Foliage is evergreen to 0 to 5 degrees F. Canes will defoliate at -5 to -10 degrees F. Canes die to the ground at -10 to -15 degrees. Root system will survive up to -25 to -30 degrees F as a perennial especially if mulched. Every few years a grove will experience complete winterkill: it is strongly advised to cut all dead growth to the ground for aesthetic reasons and and fire prevention. In the year after a complete winter-kill event, new growth will only grow back 1/2 as tall as it was before. It is speculated that after loosing all that foliage and biomass, it is only growing with 1/2 as much energy as before and with loss of potential photosynthesis for months in the spring before it is warm enough for new shoots to emerge. In our trial gardens in Lawrence, KS (zone 6a), all plants were killed to the ground but rhizomes survived with new growth by May. During this arctic blast of February, 2021, lows down to -17 degrees F on Feb 16th, 2021 were recorded. The longevity of this cold blast was also impressive: 10 days on a row with highs of 10-15 degrees F or lower, 8 nights of lows in the single digits and negatives, and 36 strait hours of 0 degrees F and mostly lower. As with any running bamboo, it is important to consider future spread. Spread can be controlled in lawn or forested areas by mowing at least twice a month during the months of May, June, and July and once in September. Another method of spread used mainly in China today is the shallow 12" deep sand-filled trench. Every summer, just run a shovel through the trench a few times to sever any escaping rhizomes. Also use this method for easy propagation. To keep bamboo from spreading into other landscape or formal lawn areas, you must install a continuous border around the grove. 14”-16” deep edging is needed for loamy to clay soils; 18-24” deep border is needed for sandy soils. An effective edging material is high-density polyethylene plastic professional rhizome barrier with lots of information available on proper installation techniques.

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple'
Lama Temple Crookstem Evergreen Bamboo

Lama Temple Crookstem Evergreen Bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Lama Temple') is a cold hardy running bamboo with a distinctive sulfur yellow culms. When planted where direct sun can shine on the culms from the south or west, they often develop a bright cherry-red highlight for a few weeks in the spring. Culm sheaths are more pale and pink than other bamboos. Established bamboo groves provide a beautiful evergreen privacy screen. It provides ultimate wind protection, noise and traffic screening, and a hedge-like barrier. Bamboo is loved for its tropical lush appearance and a proven performance record in cold climates. It offers the only option for dry shade situations that stays green all winter. Bamboo is a great bird and wildlife shelter. You may also create trails through the bamboo grove for kids to play and built forts. Bamboo shoots 1” diameter plus are edible and quite tasty if harvested when under 6” tall and husked like corn. Timber species can obtain a maximum height of 15 to 20 feet may be achieved in 5 to 10 years. Realistic height of 10-15 feet should be expected in Kansas ( zones 5-6 ). Foliage is evergreen to 0 to 5 degrees F. Canes will defoliate at -5 to -10 degrees F. Canes die to the ground at -10 to -15 degrees. Root system will survive up to -25 to -30 degrees F as a perennial especially if mulched. Every few years a grove will experience complete winterkill: it is strongly advised to cut all dead growth to the ground for aesthetic reasons and and fire prevention. In the year after a complete winter-kill event, new growth will only grow back 1/2 as tall as it was before. It is speculated that after loosing all that foliage and biomass, it is only growing with 1/2 as much energy as before and with loss of potential photosynthesis for months in the spring before it is warm enough for new shoots to emerge. In our trial gardens in Lawrence, KS (zone 6a), all plants were killed to the ground but rhizomes survived with new growth by May. During this arctic blast of February, 2021, lows down to -17 degrees F on Feb 16th, 2021 were recorded. The longevity of this cold blast was also impressive: 10 days on a row with highs of 10-15 degrees F or lower, 8 nights of lows in the single digits and negatives, and 36 strait hours of 0 degrees F and mostly lower. As with any running bamboo, it is important to consider future spread. Spread can be controlled in lawn or forested areas by mowing at least twice a month during the months of May, June, and July and once in September. Another method of spread used mainly in China today is the shallow 12" deep sand-filled trench. Every summer, just run a shovel through the trench a few times to sever any escaping rhizomes. Also use this method for easy propagation. To keep bamboo from spreading into other landscape or formal lawn areas, you must install a continuous border around the grove. 14”-16” deep edging is needed for loamy to clay soils; 18-24” deep border is needed for sandy soils. An effective edging material is high-density polyethylene plastic professional rhizome barrier with lots of information available on proper installation techniques.

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Bissett Dark Green Evergreen Bamboo
$75.00 $97.50

Bissett Dark Green Evergreen Bamboo (Phyllostachys bissetti) is one of the most cold hardy running bamboo there is. Foliage is bright green with dark green culms. Foliage density is very high. Established Bissett bamboo groves provide the most dense beautiful evergreen privacy screen of the cold hardy bamboos. It provides ultimate wind protection, noise and traffic screening, and a hedge-like barrier. Bamboo is loved for its tropical lush appearance and a proven performance record in cold climates. It offers the only option for dry shade situations that stays green all winter. Bamboo is a great bird and wildlife shelter. You may also create trails through the bamboo grove for kids to play and built forts. Bamboo shoots 1” diameter plus are edible and quite tasty if harvested when under 6” tall and husked like corn. Timber species can obtain a maximum height of 15 to 20 feet may be achieved in 5 to 10 years. Realistic height of 10-15 feet should be expected in Kansas ( zones 5-6 ). Foliage is evergreen to -5 to -8 degrees F. Canes will defoliate at -10 to -15 degrees F. Canes die to the ground at -15 to -20 degrees. Root system will survive up to -30 to -35 degrees F as a perennial especially if mulched. Every few years a grove will experience complete winterkill: it is strongly advised to cut all dead growth to the ground for aesthetic reasons and and fire prevention. In the year after a complete winter-kill event, new growth will only grow back 1/2 as tall as it was before. It is speculated that after loosing all that foliage and biomass, it is only growing with 1/2 as much energy as before and with loss of potential photosynthesis for months in the spring before it is warm enough for new shoots to emerge. In our trial gardens in Lawrence, KS (zone 6a), all plants were killed to the ground but rhizomes survived with new growth by May. During this arctic blast of February, 2021, lows down to -17 degrees F on Feb 16th, 2021 were recorded. The longevity of this cold blast was also impressive: 10 days on a row with highs of 10-15 degrees F or lower, 8 nights of lows in the single digits and negatives, and 36 strait hours of 0 degrees F and mostly lower. As with any running bamboo, it is important to consider future spread. Spread can be controlled in lawn or forested areas by mowing at least twice a month during the months of May, June, and July and once in September. Another method of spread used mainly in China today is the shallow 12" deep sand-filled trench. Every summer, just run a shovel through the trench a few times to sever any escaping rhizomes. Also use this method for easy propagation. To keep bamboo from spreading into other landscape or formal lawn areas, you must install a continuous border around the grove. 14”-16” deep edging is needed for loamy to clay soils; 18-24” deep border is needed for sandy soils. An effective edging material is high-density polyethylene plastic professional rhizome barrier with lots of information available on proper installation techniques.

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Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) is in the nightshade (tomato) family closely related to tomatillos and native to the regions covering Southern Europe to South Asia and Northeast Asia. This vigorous spreading perennial has green foliage and small white flowers that is mainly grown for its highly ornamental orange seed pods. The pod is actually a bright orange, papery, husk-like structure around the seed and is often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Due to it’s spreading nature, it is not recommended to mix with other perennials. It is great for mass plantings in rich moist soil. Maintenance involves trimming back at some point in the winter after the dried seed pods are no longer ornamental and before new growth starts in the spring. Leaf miners and other insect pests may limit it’s aggressiveness in the garden. If you have the right spot for this plant, the sight of thousands of orange lanterns in autumn will set this plant apart from all others. Giant Chinese Orange Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii 'Gigantea') is larger in every way; foliage height, flowers, and brighter orange pods. However, it is said to have a more clump-forming and less aggressive spreading growth habit.

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$18.00 $23.40

Ginger Wine® Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Ginger Wine') expands the color palette for these easy care, native flowering shrubs. Spring foliage emerges a sunny orange color and matures to sparkling burgundy. Clusters of white flowers cover the plant in late spring, and these age to attractive red seed heads. This disease-resistant shrub does best in full sun locations and cooler climates. Top reasons to grow Ginger Wine® ninebark: 1.Colorful from spring through fall. 2. Native to North America. 3. Very low maintenance: no pruning or deadheading required. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are on the Southern edge of this plants adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. It will not handle extreme drought; the Lawrence KS summer of 2011 and 2012 killed many plants that were not under an irrigation system. Look for a cold microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure but still in full sun. All Proven Winners® plants are legally propagated, healthy and vigorous, true to name, and tagged with color pictures and growing information.

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$100.00 $120.00

Mugo Pine is a dwarf needled evergreen pine usually ground as a small or large shrub. Native native to high elevation habitats from southern to central Europe, Mugo pine, also called Swiss Mountain Pine, handles plenty of subzero weather hardy down to at least -50. It also has pretty reasonable heat tolerance at least into zone 7. It prefers a rich, well-drained soil but will grow in just about anything including clay as long as it’s not waterlogged. Growth rate is extremely variable depending on what cultivar or genetics of the seed grown variety you have. Growth can range from 1 to 15 feet. If needing several plants that will be consistent size, choose a cultivar. In the landscape, it is useful anywhere you need the structure of a needled evergreen shrub. It may also be grown in a raise container year-round as root hardiness will not be a problem in our eastern Kansas zone 6 climate. Maintenance is pretty easy, only needing to watch out for foliage devouring caterpillars and bagworms every so often. After many years, winter pruning is recommended to control size if planted in a tight area. Ultra cold-hardy plants from northern climates normally dislike our long hot humid summers; although we are close to the southern edge of this plants adaptability, it still survives reasonably well here. Look for a cooler microclimate planting location such as East or North exposure. Although not included in our edible plant database, the immature green cones can be picked and eventually dried out to yield drops of sweet tasting syrup and when boiled it is sometimes sold as "pine cone syrup". Obviously, we have not have the time or energy to try this! Much genetic diversity occurs within the species so if needing a specific sized plant, be sure to purchase a named cultivar. Pinus mugo ssp. 'Pumilio' is one of the best mugo pines for dark green color and tight mounding growth upto 3-5' tall and wide.

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