2019 Winter Interest Cata.

Clockwise from upper left:  ‘Champion’ Christmas rose, snowdrops with winter aconite, ‘Penny’s Pink’ FrostKiss® hellebore, ‘Anna’s Red’ FrostKiss® hellebore, summer snowflake

To Order (sorry, no mail order): Please send an email to carolyn@carolynsshadegardens.com (click on the email address) with the plant names, quantities, your name, and cell number. Supplies are limited so order early. Within 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an email confirming your order and amount owed to be paid by check.  If you do not get an acknowledgment, we did not receive your order. 

Another email in 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.

The hellebore prices reflect a 10% early order discount.

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.   $15  (large clump in gallon pot)   Sold Out

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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 our garden than the cultivars of snow crocus    $12 (10 plants per pot)   Sold Out

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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 (see photo below), difficult to start from dried bulbs but easy from plants in the green, once established it naturalized easily in our 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 petals 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 our property for over 100 years; cultivated as an ornamental plant since the 16th century.   $15 (5 plants per pot)  

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Helleborus x ‘Anna’s Red’ (FrostKiss® Hellebore): our biggest selling hellebore in 2018; outward-facing, striking red flowers set off by bright green leaves with red marbling (see photo below but with red highlights instead of pink) and deep red stems, produces an abundance of flowers in late winter; 16″ tall and 24″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots, price includes 10% early order discount) 

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Helleborus x ‘Penny’s Pink’ (FrostKiss® Hellebore): outward-facing, vibrant pink flowers set off by bright green leaves with pink marbling (see photo of leaves above), produces an abundance of flowers in late winter; 24″ tall and 24″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant; our biggest selling hellebore of all time.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots, price includes 10% early order discount) 

.Helleborus x ‘Champion’ (Christmas Rose): pink buds open to outward-facing creamy white flowers with pink backs set off by very dark evergreen leaves and stems; extremely hardy cultivar that blooms profusely in late winter; 15″ tall and 24″ wide, evergreen, deer resistant.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots, price includes 10% early order discount )

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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; will not be available for sale at the nursery.   $27 (large, mature blooming plants in gallon pots, price includes 10% early order discount )   1 left

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Leucojum aestivum, Stylophorum diphyllum 4-26-2015 6-43-58 PMLeucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake): in 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) 

.Leucojum vernum (Spring Snowflake): The only way to introduce the very rare spring snowflake into your garden successfully is as a growing plant—all our attempts with dried bulbs have failed.  Spring snowflake’s six petals form a nodding white bell that is quite beautiful set off by the bright green strap-like leaves. It blooms in March and April and grows to 10 to 12″ tall in the shade in average to moist soil, even thriving in clay. It naturalizes readily in shady woodland conditions and on the March bank at Winterthur.   $30 (1 plant per pot)   2 left 

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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 snowdrops and hellebores.    $12 (5 plants per pot)   Sold Out
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scilla-sibericaScilla siberica (Siberian Squill): 4-8”, nodding, startlingly intense blue flowers in very early spring; great companion for hellebores; spreads easily to form large patches in part to full deciduous shade.    $12 (10 plants per pot)   1 left

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Instructions for ordering are at the beginning of the catalogue.

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