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Sageretia theezans
Common Name: Chinese Bird Plum

This scandent deciduous shrub with small leaves and fragrant small white flowers has long a favorite for Bonsai but is little known otherwise. We came across this plant in Houston, Texas and found that while it did well in our area it was vir...


Salix chaenomeloides
Common Name: Japanese Pussy Willow

Large deciduous shrub with reddish-purple flower buds. Showy male catkins are silky rose tinged.  The leaves are dark blue-green when mature.  The Japanese Pussywillow is easy to grow in a sunny location with moist soil.

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Salix sp. ? 'Rubykins'
Common Name: Willow 'Rubykins'

This willow is a vigorous deciduous shrub suited for moist site in sunny location.  The narrow leaves have a white back and midrib.  The slender branches bear small red catkins in spring.  It was received from Dr. Michael Dirr who i...


Salix tristis
Common Name: Willow, Dwarf Gray

This small willow is a dwarf grayish deciduous shrub we originally collected in Jefferson County, Florida where it grew in pine flatwoods on well-drained sites.  It is considered to be Salix humulis by most botanists but J.K. Sm...


Salvia koyamae
Common Name: Yellow Sage

Salvia koyamae is a large leaf groundcover type sage with brilliant yellow flowers late in the season. This plant should have a fertile well-drained soil and is more shade tolerant than most salvias; indeed it should probably have shade in the war...


Salvia leucantha
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage

 This tall sage has spikes of purple flowers with white corollas.  It flowers in summer.  It is a clump forming perennial sage that prefers rich garden soil and benefits from light fertilization. It thrives in full-sun exp...


Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage

 This tall sage has spikes of purple flowers and in this selection the flowers are all purple withoug the white corollas of the common kind.  It flowers in summer.  It is a clump forming perennial sage that prefers rich ga...


Salvia leucantha x chipensis ? 'Phyllis Fancy'
Common Name: Salvia Hybrid 'Phyllis Fancy'
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Salvia leucantha x elegans 'Anthony Parker'
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This plant is a chance hybrid from the garden of our friend Frances Parker, gardener extraordinaire, in Beaufort, SC.  She named this wonderful tall bushy perennial for her grandson.  It has spikes of dark blue to purple flowers from lat...


Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl'
Common Name: Sage, Forsythia

Forsythia Sage is a big robust perennial from the mountains of Mexico.  It has large triangular leaves and late season terminal clusters of showy yellow flowers which give it it's common name.  This plant likes sun and good soi...


Salvia mexicana
Common Name: Sage, Big Blue Mexican

Salvia mexicana is a robust perennial to 8 feet tall and with heart-shaped leaves and deep blue tubular flowers in fall. Prefers good gardening soil or sandy loam and thrives in full sun to half shade.  It attracts hummingbirds and is best fo...


Salvia microphylla ''Hot Lips''
Common Name: Sage, Littleleaf Cultivar

This shrub sage from Mexico  has become popular since it was introduced in California a few years ago.  The flowers can be all white or all red in early summer, but are mostly a striking bicolor white with a red stripe as temperatures ri...


Salvia uliginosa
Common Name: Bog Salvia

This handsome vigorous perennial has bright sky blue flowers that blooms from mid summer on.  It is good for average to moist soil.  Fertilize with lime or humus to optimize conditions. Prefers full-sun to half-shade.  The...


Sarcandra glabra
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Sarcandra is a highly decorative evergreen shrubby groundcover.  It grows to 1 to 2 feet and should be planted in  moist, acidic soil.  It is especially valued for it's orange-scarlet berries.  This plant is a woodland nat...


Sarcococca wallichii
Common Name: Himalayan Sweet Box

This species of Sweet Box is a relatively recent introduction and is still rare in cultivation.  Like other Sarcococca species it is an attractive evergreen shrub with glossy foliage on arching stems and with fragrant small white flowers....


Scilla scilloides
Common Name: Scilla, Chinese

This scilla is a fall flowering bulb that blooms from late August through September in either full shade or full sun. Pink lolipop flowers adorn blue-green stems. They are exceptionally hardy and suitable for most soils. Will multiply in the garde...


Scutellaria serrata
Common Name: Showy Skullcap

This clump form perennial has oval serrated bright green leaves sometimes edged in red.  The blue to violet flowers in racemes appear in late spring to early summer.  Plant in sun to partial shadein a site with well-drained soil....


Seemannia nematanthodes
Common Name: Hardy Gloxinia
Seemannia (Gloxinia) nematanthodes which we originally (and mistakenly) offered as Achimenes heterophylla, produces very showy bright red inflated flowers in late summer above dark velvety green leaves. A somewhat succulent perennial, forming colonie...

Selaginella braunii (involvens)
Common Name: Chinese Lacefern

This attractive evergreen groundcover is quite fern-like but is not a fern.  It spreads in shady areas with good garden soil.  It is native to China.

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Selaginella moellendorffii
Common Name: Gemmiferous Spikemoss

This plant native to eastern Asia is a low, ferny, bright green groundcover from creeping rhizomes.   It often reproduces from small cone-like plantlets which form on the fronds.  Try it in moist woodsy sites with good soil....


Selaginella uncinata
Common Name: Peacock Moss
Peacock Moss is not moss but a very low-growing spreading fern relative. It has distinctive scale-like leaves clothing decumbent stems which spread and form patches in moist, shady sites. It is unique for the irridescent metallic blue-green foliage...

Senecio confusus
Common Name: Mexican Flame Vine

This subtropical Senecio is an herbaceous vine with glossy green nearly succulent leaves. It is evergreen in frost free areas but otherwise a die-back perennial for a protected area with winter mulch.  Wonderful orange-red flowers with yellow...


Serenoa repens
Common Name: Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto is a small fan-leaf palm that is common in pinelands of the Deep South. It grows in full sun to light shade and is well adapted to warmer areas of the Southeastern United States. Normally a low, spreading palm with decumbent trunks but s...

Serissa foetida 'Kowloon'
Common Name: Yellow-rim

'Kowloon' is a Highly variegated form of this adaptable evergreen shrub. Non-fragrant white star-like small flowers bloom in May and June. This Asian shrub is a nice border plant for southern gardens and landscapes. Grow in well-drained soil in su...


Setaria palmifolia
Common Name: Palm Grass

Palm Grass is a bold bright green accent with wide blades suggesting palm foliage hence the species name palmifolia.   It is relatively hardy and reseeds in many areas.   Plant in full sun to partial shade where it prefers mois...


Silene caroliniana 'Short and Sweet'
Common Name: Catchfly, 'Short and Sweet'

Silene caroliniana is native in woodlands locally but this selection from our friends at North Creek Nurseries is excellent.  Let North Creek tell it:  "More Info


Silphium perfoliatum
Common Name: Cup-plant

This perennial is statuesque to 10 feet and has bold foliage topped with yellow daisies. It makes a nice cover for bare areas. Blooms in mid summer and is pest resistant.  A prairie plant it often grows near bodies of water or on the sunny...


Sinocalycanthus sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Sweetshrub

This large deciduous shrub was recently reclassified as a Calycanthus. It is somewhat like our native Calycanthus floridus but with larger 6 - 10 inch glossy leaves.  The cream-white blooms in late spring are larger than North Americ...


Smilax biflora var. biflora
Common Name: Chicken Wire Plant

This Smilax is a curious deciduous groundcover with small leaves and twiggy stems. A Woodlanders introduction that we obtained years ago from Brookside Gardens in Maryland. They had obtained this unusual plant as Smilax fragrans. We offer...


Smilax smallii
Common Name: Bamboo Vine

This high climbing vine is valued for its shiny evergreen foliage.  It is a great vine for trellis, porch, or cut for long lasting decoration. Female plants have green berries which turn black. It is mostly thornless except on young shoo...


Solanum rantonnettii
Common Name: Blue Potato Bush

This South American shrub is perhaps correctly Lycianthes rantonetti. It is a scrambling vine-like shrub which is best trained up as a trellis or espalier plant where it can get up to 15 feet in mild areas. It is valued for the loose clus...


Solidago caesia
Common Name: Wreath Goldenrod
This graceful, yellow flowered ground cover is shade tolerant. It blooms from late summer through mid fall....

Solidago (Chrysoma) pauciflosculosa
Common Name: Goldenrod, Shrub

This is an evergreen shrub with grayish leaves.  Found in sterile dry sands of sandhills and old dunes in SC, GA, FL, and AL.  It is unusual being a woody shrub as other goldenrods are herbaceous perennials. Do not plant in shade or in r...


Sophora secundiflora
Common Name: Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountainlaurel is no relation to the eastern Mountainlaurel (Kalmia).  It is a legume and forms an evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy foliage and clusters of fragrant purple flowers followed by seed pods with...


Speirantha gardenii
Common Name: False Lily of the Valley

Sperirantha is a relatively little-known Chinese woodland perennial with foliage resembling Lily of the Valley (Convallaria).  It seems to be a good little plant forming spreading clumps in the woodland or shady garden wh...


Spiraea virginiana
Common Name: Virginia Spirea

This spirea is a rare deciduous shrub with arching upright stems and small leaves. It bears paniculate clusters of creamy white flowers. It is found in a very few places along rocky stream banks in the southern Appalachians. It has...


Stauntonia hexaphylla
Common Name: Mube

This is a splendid compound leafed evergreen vine related to Akebia.  In spring it bears white flowers tinged purple followed by sausage shaped fruit which is eaten in Asia.  It grows in sandy, loamy, or clay soils that are moi...


Styrax obassia
Common Name: Fragrant Snowbell

This Snowbell is a small to medium size tree with white, fragrant flowers that bloom in mid-April in the South, later in the North. It has especially large foliage for a Styrax and gorgeous gray-brown bark. Ideal conditions include ample moisture ...

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