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Sabal louisiana
Common Name: Lousiana Palmetto
Like a Sabal minor on steroids, this palm has been variously classified as a form of Sabal minor and a hybrid with Sabal texana. Ours originated in the well-known Brazoria County, Texas population and may be different from the trunked palmettos in f...

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 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...


Salvia farinacea x longispicata 'Indigo Spires'
Common Name: Sage Hybrid

'Indigo Spires' is a half hardy perennial hybrid sage that occurred as a chance seedling at Huntington Botanic Garden in California.  This Salvia is a large colony-forming perennial plant with rich blue spikes of flowers from summer through f...


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 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 microphylla 'Deltoid'
Common Name: Littleleaf Sage Cultivar

This shrubby plant with somewhat triangular small leaves and salmon colored flowers is native to Mexico and into Arizona.  It prefers full sun but will grow with half sun. Thrives in good gardening soil or sandy loam with lime and h...


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...


Salvia urticifolia
Common Name: Nettle-leafed Sage

This herbaceous sage native to the Appalachian Mountains blooms in mid to late spring and may have a second blooming in late summer. It has showy Prussian blue flowers.  It is bes grown in well-drained sandy loam with full sun ...


Sarcandra glabra
Common Name:

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 confusa
Common Name: Sweet Box

This Sweet Box is a low very handsome evergreen shrub to 5 feet tall with glossy leaves and fragrant but inconspicuous flowers. It is related to Boxwood and does well in shaded areas.  It's original home is uncertain but ...


Sarcococca hookerana var. digyna
Common Name: Himalayan Sarcococca
A spreading, half hardy evergreen shrub with fragrant flowers and narrow, glossy leaves. It grows well in shade and is related to Boxwood. Not susceptible to diseases and insects. Displays high drought tolerance once established. Native to western C...

Sarcococca orientalis
Common Name: Sweet Box

Oriental Sweet Box is a dense arching evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that are larger than the other species.  The small white flowers are fragrant and often abundant.  It is a fine low evergreen for shady or...


Sarcococca ruscifolia
Common Name: Fragrant Sweet Box
Similar to S. confusa. Leaves somewhat broader, fragrant flowers, red fruit. (See DIR) Related to Boxwood, glossy leafed, shade-demanding evergreens....

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....


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....


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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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


Sinojackia rehderiana
Common Name: Jacktree
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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...


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

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...


Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Common Name: Meyer Lilac

This lilac is a small-leaved deciduous shrub with abundant icy-pink flowers in May.  It is a compact shrub up to 5' tall and wide.  It is very floriferous.  easy to grow in good garden soil, and especially noteworthy ...

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