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Sabal minor
Common Name: Dwarf Palmetto

This dwarf stemless palm has blue-green fan shaped leaves. Fruiting stalks extend well above foliage and bear black 1/4 inch in diameter.  This is a very hardy palm native from northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Oklahoma southward. ...


Sabal palmetto
Common Name: Cabbage Palmetto

This palm is the State Tree of South Carolina and Florida. It should be planted in full sun.  It has blue-green fan shaped leaves, and a trunk diameter up to about a foot-and-a-half.  It is native to coastal areas from North Carolin...


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 integra var. albo-maculata 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Common Name: Dappled Willow

This is an elegant small willow with glossy bright green leaves which are beautifully variegated pink and white when unfolding.  It is fast growing and makes a wonderful water-side cover.  This is a cultivar of a species native to Japan....


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 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 greggii 'Rachel'
Common Name: Autumn Sage, 'Rachael'

Greg Grant from Texas gave us this white flowered form of the normally red-flowered shrub Salvia greggii. It has speckled light varigated leaves. As Salvia greggii is a semi desert plant from the Southwest it needs good drainage ...


Salvia guaranitica
Common Name: Blue Brazilian Sage

This South American perennial sage has gorgeous dark blue flowers and heart-shaped leaves. It thrives in semi-shade and blooms from late summer through the fall.  It is tolerant of heat and humidity so is a good sage for southern gardens...


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 microphylla 'Lutea'
Common Name: Sage, Yellow-flowered Littleleaf

Shrub salvias are interesting garden plants. This clone has yellow flowers rather than the normal orange-red of the species. Prefers good garden soil or sandy loam; fertilize with lime and humus. Thrives in full-sun, but survives in half-sun expos...


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...


Sapindus marginatus
Common Name: Soapberry, Florida

This attractive small-medium deciduous tree has compound leaves dark green leaves, and white spring flowers that are followed by clusters of marble-sized yellow fruits. The fruits are rich in saponin and can lather like soap in water.  This&#...


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....


Schima superba
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Schima superba is a beautiful evergreen Asian tree with no English common name.  It is in the Tea family so related to Camellia, Gordonia, Stewartia, etc.  It has lanceolate leaves 5-6 inches long.  The new growth...


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem, 'Prairie Blues'

Little Bluestem is a relatively tall perennial bunch grass native to most of the U.S and southern Canada.  It thrives in hot dry areas and is relatively common as a prairie grass.  This selection called 'Prairie Blues' is descr...


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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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...

Serenoa repens (blue form)
Common Name: Blue Saw Palmetto

These are seedlings of the glaucous blue form of this small palm that is common in Deep South pinelands. The glaucous blue form is found on the east coast of Florida.  It grows in full sun to light shade and is well adapted to warmer areas of...


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...


Shibataea kumasaca
Common Name: Hedge Bamboo

This bamboo is a hardy low-growing species which has rather short broad leaves. It spreads by runners but is less invasive than many running bamboos.  Its spread can be limited by mowing. It needs a fairly dry and acidic s...


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


Silene regia
Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly is a tall perennial with terminal spikes of bright scarlet flowers.  Native to prairies and woods edges in a number of midwestern and southern states but rare and scattered within this large range.  It...


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...


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 jasminoides
Common Name: Potato Vine

This vigorous evergreen vine blooms from mid summer to mid fall.  The showy star shaped white flowers are tinged with blue and  produce a wonderful fragrance.  It can grow in sandy soil, clay, or rich gardening soil and ca...


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...


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...


Staphylea trifolia
Common Name: American Bladdernut

This small deciduous tree or suckering shrub has trifoliate leaves and interesting greenish-white bell-like flowers followed by curious inflated balloon-like papery fruits. It is best in fertile moist soil in semi-shade.  It is native to east...


Styrax americanus
Common Name: Snowbell, American

American Snowbell is usually a multi-stem deciduous shrub but can be trained as a small tree. It is found on streamsides and in wet areas in the southern U.S. but does well in ordinary garden conditions with good soil and ample moisture. It will g...


Styrax japonicus
Common Name: Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell is a small deciduous tree with medium to dark green lustrous large oval leaves and white bell-like flowers.  It has attractive gray-brown, smooth bark and shows great pest resistance. Plant in full sun to partial s...


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 ...


Syagrus romanzoffiana
Common Name: Palm, Queen

Queen Palm is a tall elegant pinnate leaf palm native from Brazil to northern Argentina.  It is a common large palm in Florida landscapes and popular in many warmer regions.  It is a relatively fast-growing palm with long graceful archin...


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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