2018 Winter Interest Cata.

This catalogue is no longer in use but remains on the website for informational purposes only.

Clockwise from upper left: ‘Jacob’ Christmas rose hellebore, “summer” snowflake, winter-blooming hardy cyclamen, snow crocus, ‘Straffan’ snowdrop, ‘Pink Frost’ Christmas rose hellebore, Siberian squill, winter aconite

To Order for Pick Up at the Nursery: Please send an email to carolyn@carolynsshadegardens.com with the plant names, quantities, your name, and telephone number. Supplies are limited so order early. Shortly after you order, you will receive an email confirming your order and amount owed to be paid by check.  Another email in late February or early March will let you know when the plants are available for pick up.  Any plants purchased can be planted in your garden immediately or enjoyed in a pot until it is convenient to plant them.

Before you email your order, please check the on line catalogue to make sure your selection has not sold out.

For a larger selection of snowdrops or for mail order, click here to view the 2018 Snowdrop Catalogue.

 Photos appear above the descriptions.

arum-italicum-11-21-2016-3-44-16-pmArum italicum ‘Pictum’ (Italian Arum): Italian arum has very distinct and extensive silver markings covering the narrow, arrow-shaped bright green leaves from early fall through late spring–yes, it’s gorgeous all winter (left photo in November, right photo with snowdrops in March); although the leaves disappear in the summer, it produces a cream colored spathe like a jack-in-the-pulpit followed by an attractive cluster of red berries.   $12

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Crocus tommasinianus 12-31-2017 4-36-32 PMCrocus tommasinianus (Snow Crocus): late winter-blooming companion for snowdrops and hellebores, striking purple flowers with orange anthers; unusual, vigorous, and rodent resistant; these plants are the straight species, which multiplies much faster in my garden than the cultivars of snow crocus    $12 (10 plants per pot)    Sold Out

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Cyclamen coum (Winter-blooming Hardy Cyclamen):  extremely hardy popular species producing bright pink cyclamen blooms in late winter, often flowering through the snow; wonderful companion for snowdrops; requires a dry site with excellent drainage, thrives between rocks or tree roots    $12 (one plant in 2 1/2″ pot)

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Cyclamen hederifolium (Fall-blooming Hardy Cyclamen): the easiest hardy cyclamen to grow in any well-drained, part to full shade location; pink blooms in fall; excellent companion for fall-blooming snowdrops; I grow it equally for its gorgeous, groundcovering, silver veined foliage from September through June; for more information, click here.    $12 (one plant in 2 1/2″ pot)

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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite): very early blooming member of the buttercup family whose bright yellow flowers light up the winter landscape, very cold tolerant and excellent companion for snowdrops, difficult to start from dried bulbs but easy from plants in the green, once established it began naturalizing in my woodland, rarely sold as a growing plant.    $15 (blooming clump in 4″ pot)

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Galanthus nivalis ex Carolyn’s Shade Gardens (Common Snowdrop):  white flowers with green-tipped inner segments and narrow leaves with a gray center stripe; the easiest snowdrop to grow, it multiplies rapidly and produces the most blooms, stock is progeny of the vigorous strain that has thrived on my property for over 100 years; cultivated as an ornamental plant since the 16th century.   $15 (5 plants per pot)  

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Galanthus 'Straffan' by Jonathan Shaw‘Straffan’ (classic single snowdrop): The third oldest snowdrop cultivar still in existence, discovered in the later 1800s by the gardener for Straffan House in County Kildare, Ireland, in a clump of G. plicatus brought back from the Crimean War by the fourth Baron Clarina—now that’s a snowdrop with a pedigree.  Revered for its indestructibility and garden-worthiness, the legendary E.A. Bowles called it “the most beautiful of all forms.”  Late flowering and reliably produces a second flower stem as the first is fading, making it very long-blooming.     $25 (0ne plant per pot)    Sold Out

.Galanthus woronowiiG. woronowii ex Carolyn’s Shade Gardens (species snowdrop): late-flowering white blooms with green markings on the inner segments; much prized in the UK for its glossy green leaves that sparkle in the garden; increases well, plants from my own naturalized stock; native to Georgia, Russia, and Turkey and cultivated for more than 130 years; named for Russian botanist Georg Jurii Woronow (1874-1931).   $17 (one plant per pot)    Sold Out

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Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Mahogany Snow’ (Hybrid Christmas Rose Hellebore):  outward-facing, large creamy white flowers with a light pink reverse mature to a lovely dusty-pink; red stems, compact and uniform plants; a vigorous cultivar that blooms profusely in late winter; 12 to 15″ tall and 20″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant.    $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots)

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Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Pink Frost’ (Hybrid Christmas Rose Hellebore): outward-facing pink flowers mature to a deep cranberry and are beautifully displayed above the very dark evergreen leaves and stems, a vigorous cultivar that blooms profusely in late winter; 12 to 15″ tall and 24″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots) 

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Helleborus niger ‘Jacob’ (Christmas Rose): outward-facing pure white flowers set off by very dark evergreen leaves and stems, extremely hardy cultivar that blooms profusely in late winter; 9 to 12″ tall and 13″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots) 

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Leucojum aestivum, Stylophorum diphyllum 4-26-2015 6-43-58 PMLeucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake): in late April, “summer” snowflake produces upright, 18 to 24″ flower stalks, sporting many nodding white flowers with green tips like snowdrops on steroids; great cut flower alternative to daffodils, tolerates wet sites.   $12 (3 plants per pot) 

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. Scilla mischtschenkoana (Tubergen Squill): 6-8″, starry pale blue flowers with an elegant, darker blue center stripe in late winter, beautifully backed by shiny bright green leaves; multiplies rapidly to form a large clump; great companion for hellebores too.    $12 (5 plants per pot)
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scilla-sibericaScilla siberica (Siberian Squill): 4-8”, nodding, startlingly intense blue flowers in very early spring; great companion for later snowdrops and hellebores    $12 (10 plants per pot)

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Instructions for ordering are at the beginning of the catalogue.

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