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Anacyclus- Silver Kisses

Anacyclus pyrethrum var. 'Depressa Compacta'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. X 2 ft.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Hedges/Shrubs, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About


Peek under the silvery foliage and you'll find a red hue that is repeated in the buds which eventually open to a typical, but much smaller daisy of white petals and yellow centers. Together, the plant won't reach beyond your ankles. $ 4.99

Artemisia, Tiny Green

Artemisia viridis 'Tiny Green'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 8
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About


Shrink a ""Silver Mound"" artemesia to a 2"" bush, turn it greenish gray and you have this equally soft, fine textured cousin. Sweet fragarance and, for an Artemisia, it seems to handle the summer humidity pretty darn well. $ 4.99

Baby Tears, Golden

Baby Tears, Golden

Soleirolia soleirollii 'Aurea'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 1in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Walk About


Golden Baby Tears is a bright gold version of the popular houseplant. Micro leaves create a magical ground cover for railroad gardeners in the south, year round, and a standard for lawns in mini landscapes in the north, inside in winter & outside each spring. $ 4.99

Bamboo, Wooster's Dwarf

Pleioblastus pygmaea disticha 'Woosters Dwarf'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 4in. groundcover
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Hedges/Shrubs, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Walk About


What!? 4"", HARDY bamboo? Impossible, but perfectly true for cold, shady gardens as groundcover or with miniature hostas in troughs. Fills the bill for sorely needed vertical interest with an exotic, Asian touch. $ 4.99

Blue Globe Daisy, Mini Blue

Globularia repens (G. cordifolia Nana)
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Sun-P.Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 2in. groundcover
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Any Soil
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About
Absolutely pure blue, miniature ""Scabiosa-like"" flowers in late spring top a very slow creeping green mound of leaves are half the size of G. cordifolia. I'd speculate this is a choice selection for a float in faerie parades but we use it as a ground cover between stepping stones. Light traffic only please. $ 5.49

Blue-Eyed Grass, Devon Skies

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Devon Skies'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 6in.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Fall to Late Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Borders, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
New for 2009
Flanked at the base of a mini arbor, these 6""clumps, dressed up with ""look-at-me"" sky blue flowers, carry you away into a anti- super-sized kingdom, each time you give them a glance. Additionally, the sterile flowers have a very long bloom time - well into August which is when I was first drawn to them. $ 4.99

Bolax - Astro-Turf

Bolax - Astro-Turf

Bolax gummifera 'Nana'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a
Light: Full Sun Only
Height: 1/2in. x 6
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About


'Bolax' tiny, slick, dark green rosettes feel almost like, (forgive me,) plastic or ""Astro-Turf."" Hard-to-kill, (put it in a Wal-Mart parking lot crack and it's happy)armor-like pads virtually follow every contour of the ground creating a cozy bed for sweet, little, yellow flowers in early summer. Not for the humid south. $ 4.99

Burnet, Mini Copper

Acaena microphylla
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun – P.Shade
Height: 2 inch groundcover
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:RxR, Groundcover, Faery Garden
Some might know this easy going alpine as “New Zealand Burr for its greenish summer flowers that mature into copper red burrs. Put them in between flagstones, by lawn's edge or in a container . You need a firm hand as it can go into unintended places but if you have bambi infestations, consider this as a lawn substitute as it's not on their list of favorites. $ 0.00

Burnet, Mini Purple

Acaena inermis "Purpure'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun
Height: 2 inch groundcover
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:RxR, Groundcover, Faery Garden
We cherish the contrast this hot and sunny groundcover offers with smoky, purple, fern-like leaves tipped in red. Looks antique! It prefers a loose, well draining soil to provide a porous playground for underground runners. Mulch underneathe with light colored stones to show it off. $ 0.00

Catsfoot - Pussytoes, Pink

Antennaria diocica
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2in. groundcover
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About
A dwarf version of this popular (if not policially incorrect name) plant. Felted gray, spreading mat, grew beautifully last year along our ""Walk-About"" path, despite the humidity. Tiny pink clusters in summer. $ 4.99

Catsfoot - Pussytoes, Red

Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2in. groundcover
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About
A dwarf version of this popular (if not policially incorrect name) plant. Felted gray, spreading mat, grew beautifully last year along our ""Walk-About"" path, despite the humidity. This one has dark pink/red flower buds $ 4.99

Chamomile, Double Roman

Chamaemelum nobile `Flore Pleno'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 4in.
Water: Dry-Normal Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Fragrant, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


The vaguely ""Granny Smith"" apple scented foliage forms a low growing groundcover which spreads slowly. Double daisy like flowers emerge, the groundwork for an almost maintenance free herb lawn, once established. Perfect for cracks between stepping stones. It has been consistently hardy for us. Has all the same uses as regular “Roman Chamomile” but is shorter and will not re-seed everywhere. $ 3.99

Cinquefoil, Yellow Creeping

Potentilla neumanniana
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2-4in. groundcover
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Butterfly, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About
Everyone has seen the overused ""Potentilla"" in a landscape but imagine a petite version. The bright yellow 3/8"" single rose flowers reveal it's membership in the rose family. Because it is a slow spreading groundcover, it's an icon in our winter windowsill gardens with a rosemary tree and a lemon thyme. $ 4.99

Columnea /Mini Lipstick Variegated

Columnea X 'Broget Stavenger'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 9b-11
Light: P. Shade - P. Sun
Height: 1 inch Trailing
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Groundcover/Spiller
Bright red, 3/4 inch, trumpet flowers are strewn over draping variegated foliage. Would make a gorgeous hanging basket if it grew faster though we're quite content to host it in a terrarium or faery garden. Easy houseplant $ 0.00

Cuban Oregano, Variegated

Cuban Oregano, Variegated

Plectranthus (Coleus) ambionicus
Cold Tolerance: Zone 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to P. Shade
Height: 5 feet Trailing
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Baskets, Culinary, Groundcover, Houseplants, Ornamental
One of the best basket plants we've ever grown: it is hard to kill and tasty too! We admit it. We'd forget to water our own baskets on the porch for a week, but it was no problem. Use fresh in Mexican cooking as you would oregano. Break apart a large fleshy leaf and add to a chicken salad along with pineapple sage. The green and white variegation is a joy to use in the landscape, mixed container, moss basket or as groundcover. Makes great sunny window houseplant. $ 3.99

Dianthus, Grey Stone

Dianthus simulans
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun Only
Height: 2in. x 5
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


The foliage is so tiny and compact, that this Dianthus, as the name implies, appears as a blueish-gray rock that (not) only a collector could love. Super hardy with well drained soil. Occasionally surprises us with pink spring flowers. $ 4.99

Dymondia, Mini Gazania

Dymondia margaretae
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7a 7b 8a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Sun to P.Sun
Height: 3in. groundcover
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bedding Plant, Borders, Butterfly, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About


If you can overwinter it, this is a colorful, coarse textured, groundcover with 4 inch wide rosettes of blue-grey foliage and silvery undersides. Or consider it an annual with 1/2"" yellow daisies, most of the summer. $ 4.99

Ephedra, Joint Fir

Ephedra refeliana
Cold Tolerance: Zone 11 5a 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun Only
Height: 3in. x 6
Soil: Sandy Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Middle Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Medicinal, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Sorry, but there is no buzz, or sinus relief from this dwarfed version. Instead you will enjoy its miniature ""Wild Horestail-like"" pipes, stacked on top of one another, with summertime red berries smothered in btween. Needs great drainage in winter. $ 4.99

FAERIE FERN

Cold Tolerance: Zone 6a 9b
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: Groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Walk About
This is a great group of ground-hugging "ferny" looking hardy perennials. Also a source of our botanical frustration - 'Leptinella' or 'Cotula'? After looking and researching, we decided to go with the former and present all of our plants with common names first. We don't change our minds as often as the botanist. All like shade and will tolerate partial sun.



Faerie Fern \ Brass Buttons

Leptinella (Cotula) squalida
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About


A miniature looking creeping fern! Slightly felted, green, fern-like leaves creeping just under the soil to form a thick carpet with curious yellow ""Brass Buttons"" blooms. Ferns are a traditional Faerie Garden plant that symbolizes imagination. Superlative groundcover, even a lawn substitute, between stepping stones in loose shady areas. $ 4.99

Faerie Fern, Bronze

Leptinella perpusilla
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Sun-P.Shade to Shade
Height: 1in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
A bronze colored version which looks like it was the parent to ""Platt's Black"", although I'm just guessing. I like this softly shimmering, lighter color of bronze that shows up better against dark soil, than ""Platt's Black. $ 4.99

Faerie Fern, Platt's Black

Letinella (Cotula) x 'Platt's Black'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6a 9b 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Sun-P.Shade to Shade
Height: 1 1/2in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About


Inch long, medium sized leaves are more dainty and finely textured than previous selections. Throw in some sunshine, they are jet black! In a little more shade they grow bicolored green with black tips. Grow over crushed white stone for best effect. Petite yellow buttons form in spring! We received an email that this plant's proper name is 'Platt's Black' after Kaila Platt, not 'Pratt's Black'. Once again we humbly apologize and shake our heads at the nursery industry for spreading bad names like rumors. $ 4.99

Faerie Fern, Tiny Tim

Letinella (Cotula) gruveri
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 1/2in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
If the leaves were any smaller, we'd throw in a free magnifying glass! It looks just like ""Faerie Fern, Mini"" with bright green, frilly leaves, only smaller. Perfect for railroad gardens and a child's mini landscape adorned with a set of dinosaurs. $ 4.99

Faery Money, Golden

Lysimachia japonica minutissima
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 1 inch
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Spring to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Butterfly, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About


Minutissima (in the botanical name) describes this dark green groundcover for the shade, precisely! Bright yellow flowers in late spring/early summer pop up between stepping stones, miniature landscapes, english troughs and, of course, faerie gardens. This is also one of the very best R X R groundcovers as it is hardy, spreads well, but will not take over the tracks. $ 4.99

Fern, Japanese Regal Red Painted

Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 8-18in.
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Container, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Most ferns enjoy various degrees of shade and this one's no exception. The light green, feathered foliage and plum blushed stems, veins and undersides wash out and may get crispy whenever it's sited in afternoon sun. Instead plant this improved “Perennial Plant of the Year” in light shade where only morning sun is welcome. $ 4.99

Fern, Korean Rock

Polystichum tsus-simense
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 8-18in.
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Borders, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Call it a miniature ""Boston Fern"" that's as comfortable as a houseplant as it is outdoors in the shade garden, year round, here. Small size and durablity lends itself to terrariums and shade gardnes even in southern Canada. $ 4.99

Geranium, Mini Red-Leaf

Geranium sessiliflorum ssp. nov. rubrum
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Sun to Full Sun
Height: 3in. x 8
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
Joshua would not describe this as firefighter engine red while Mark calls it a rich, red burgundy foliage. In any case, it's an utterly unique color and texture. Similar to a miniature, red leaved rhubarb plant, shrunk down to 3"" tall, with dwarfish, white flowers all summer and fall. A ladybug's patio umbrella. $ 4.99

Gota Kola, New Zealand Mini

Hydrocotyle nova zealandiae
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 1in. groundcover
Water: Wet
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Walk About


Tiny dock-foot shaped green leaves taste even better the ""Gota Kola"" and is perfect as a semi-submerged small water gardens or really wet soils. $ 5.99

Gota Kola, Variegated

Hydrocotyl sibthorpioides
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-Sun
Height: 2"" spreading
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Baskets, Groundcover, Medicinal, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade



If conditions are right you can site this polite spreader anywhere. Its variegated, round leaves brighten a shady path (where hardy), or cozy up to ""Impatiens"" in a shady annual basket. Grown in full sun, tuck them in wet soil, around wet bogs and pond edges. We don’t know if it contains the brain strengthener constituents of the non-variegated Gotu Kola but the leaves taste exactly the same. $ 3.99

Gotu Kola

Hydrocotyl asiatica minor
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-Shade
Height: 3in.
Water: Wet
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Baskets, Groundcover, Medicinal, Shade, Tea


Scratching her head, a customer told me, ""I just read about Gotu Kola but I can't remember what it was used for."" I smiled and gently replied, ""it's said to improve brain function, particularly, memory."" I have read, (though I can't remember where) ;), you can add 1 tsp dried leaves to 1 cup boiling water daily; or stronger when used for a wound wash to reduce inflammation. Northerners, take indoors or protect. $ 3.99

Herniaria, Sea Foam Variegated

Herniaria glabra 'Sea Foam' PPAF
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 1/2in. x 6in. wide
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About
Walk-About, Mini Groundcover
Hardy Perennial (Zone 5-7 & S.W.)
New for 2007It may look like ""Thyme, Highland Cream"", but it actually thrives in our summer humidity and winter cold. We have been growing this for years, waiting for the patent permission to propagate it. Well worth the patience and good Karma, as this is sure to find its way into every groundcover marketing program in the nation. Remember you saw it here first. $ 4.99

Heuchera, Mini Chiquita

Heuchera parishii X 'Chiquita'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P. Shade – P. Sun
Height: 2h x 4w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Shrub, Groundcover, G-scale Thriller
Our “World's Smallest Coralbell could be described as a mini rhubarb plant with baby pink, June flowers. Since it is native to the hot hills of California, this g-scale thriller will tolerate sunny AND dry conditions. We thank the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens breeding program for introducing these tough, tiny wonders. Stock comes from 4000-6000 feet and is quite hardy. $ 0.00

Hosta, Baby Bunting

Hosta 'Baby Bunting'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Ornamental, Shade


This is a pocket-sized, green leaved variety, with foliage that appears ""mouse-eared."" The folded, heart-shaped, spring leaves are followed by mid summer lavender flowers. Cute as a baby's bum! $ 5.99

Hosta, Cookie Crumbs

Hosta x 'Cookie Crumbs'

Light: P.Shade-P.Sun
Height: 4 x 6in.
Water: Normal-Wet
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Not to be confused with the larger 'Cracker crumbs,' this sweet hosta has dark green center with white trim on the margins. Flowers purple in June. Sounds good enough to eat- and, in fact, in Japan it is a popular sushi egg rolls. $ 5.99

Hosta, Cracker Crumbs

Hosta x 'Cracker Crumbs'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Ornamental, Shade


A ""Tiny Tears"" sport from Q ;Z Nursery with large creamy edges and gren striped center. $ 6.99

Hosta, Itsy Bitsy Spider

Hosta x 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Ornamental, Shade
$ 6.99

Hosta, Peanut

Hosta 'Peanut'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Ornamental, Shade


Relatively small yet this multi-variegated white, gold and green streaked variety perks up shaded pockets with purple scapes in July. $ 5.99

Hosta, Shiny Tot

Hosta x 'Shiny Penny'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 5in. wide
Water: Normal-Wet
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


I've not heard of a legend connected to this hosta, but perhaps you could bring one to life for a child about 'Shiny Penny.' Examine the glossy green leaves with red spots on the stems, note the 2"" height, witness how nicely it spreads along shady garden edges or troughs and a ""tiny tale"" might come to mind. $ 5.99

Hosta, Tiny Venusta

Hosta venusta
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Ornamental, Shade
Solid green tufts of 2 inch long leaves cuddle at the base, from which arise 6 inch tall stalks of purple flowers in the summer. Tougher and faster growing than Cat's Eye and also requires extra summer watering. Suitable companion of Faerie Ferns, Star Creepers, and Pearly Wire Vine and other faerie flora. This is not for the Southwest. $ 5.99

Hosta, X-Rated

Hosta 'X-Rated'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 4in. x 18in.
Water: Normal-Wet
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Add this long ""legged"" hosta to your collection of rounded leaves. 4"" x 1"" wide, rippled, white centered, green edged leaves put on a show all Summer climaxing with bright purple flowers in August. Sport of ""X-ray,"" by the way. $ 6.99

Hutchinsia / Crystal Carpet

Hutchinsia alpina
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Sun - P. Sun
Height: 2h x 12w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Groundcover, Spiller
Often posed among stones, this European native could be called "alyssum of the mountains." The clue to siting it in the rock garden is revealed in the species name alpina. Tiny cut-leaved foliage makes this a great Thriller "shrub" under any mini tree. $ 0.00

Iberis- Candytuft, Snow Cushion

Iberis sempervirens 'Snow Cushion'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Perhaps our Creator took the perennial, Spring blooming Candytuft, stuck it in the dryer too long and pulled out this shrunken version a mere 2"" high and a foot in diameter. Distribute these white bloomers in front of Summer & Fall flowers for a full season of changing colors. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Heart-Leaf Apple

Aptenia cordata `Red Apple'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to P.Shade-Shade
Height: 2in. x 3' spreading
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Ornamental
Our neighbor, Mr. Johnson, a plant and train collector, gave us this beauty of carmine red, 3/4ö flowers on a carpet of emerald green, heart shaped leaves. Nearly every walk-in customer asked what it was. For months we weren't sure. After selling out, we tracked down the botanical name. Grows anywhere, including full shade, albeit with fewer flowers. Fills a 12ö hanging basket by summer's end! $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Heart-Leaf Apricot

Aptenia cordata sp.
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to P.Shade-Shade
Height: 2in. x 3' spreading
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Fall
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Ornamental
After the incredible response for ôHeart-Leaf Apple,ö Mr. Johnson came by with this, which ended up just as popular. Whoever's responsible for these 3 introductions - Thanks!. Combine with ôMarble Ruffles Cuban Oreganoö for theultimate low maintenance basket. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Heart-Leaf Variegated

Aptenia cordata 'Variegata'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Sun to P-Shade
Height: 2in. x 3' spreading
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Ornamental


Check another ôHoly Grailö off Mark's list. While researching ôHeart-Leaf Carpet Appleö there was a reference to a strongly variegated form with red flowers and he found it. True to its flashy description, it sold out as fast as we could propagate it for our retail public. Order early! $ 4.99

Ice Plant, M & Mini Purple

Delosperma rogersii 'Mulberry Mini Apricot' X D. eckloius 'P
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 3 x 6 inch spread
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden
Chalk up another Mulberry Creek introduction. This one has the purple flowers of ""Palmiest Bridge"" with the compact, slightly fuzzy, succulent leaves of ""Mini Yellow"". Although these are not winter hardy for us, they flower all eyar around, through the long winter in the greenhouse and our home. Just fun! $ 4.99

Ice Plant, M & Mini Sunshine

Delosperma rogersii 'Mulberry Mini Sunshine'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 3 x 6 inch spread
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
We selected this seedling because of its slighty larger and distinctly brighter yellow flowers than ""Ice Plant, Mini Yellow."" Same tight little mound with flowers that stop blooming only when it is overwatered. Sounds like a ""Jar Gem"" to me. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, M & Mini Wine

Delosperma rogersii 'Mulberry Mini Wine'.
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 3 x 6 inch spread
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Chianti red flowers covering 2-3"" mounds distinguish this fine ""Ice Plant"" adaptable to a miniature garden, in ground, in container or in a hanging basket with other sun lovers. Here's an idea for a mini landscape: choose a tree (""Spicy Globe Basil""), a shrub (this plant & and ""Erodium""), a lawn interest (""Knawel Cushion"") and grass (""Blue Eyed Grass, Dwarf Purple or Yellow""). $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Tiny Pink

Delosperma sp. ex. Beaufort West
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
An outstanding addition to our non-stop blooming ""Mini Ice Plant"" collection is this baby pink delosperma from Michigan's Arrowhead Alpines. It is described as ""From the Niewveld Mountains outside Beaufort West"" (wherever that is). Root some pieces in the fall for indoor winter blooms and an insurance policy that you have it for next year. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Tiny White

Delosperma aberdeenense 'Abbey Snow'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Shade
Height: 2in. x 12
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Fall to Late Spring to Late
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


In a strawberry jar, these pure white, all season flowers and succulent small leaves add balance and needed ""breath"" to bright, tropical combinations. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Tropical Tequila Sunrise

Malephora crocea 'Tequila Sunrise'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 8b 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 3in. x 12in.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Either shock the neighbors with an outrageous pairing of their hot, orange-red flowers and ""Voodoo Sedum"" in a strawberry jar OR compile a sunny hanging basket with ""Trailing Yellow Ice Plants."" In any case, you've got color all Summer including their large, blue, thick needled succulent foliage. $ 4.99

Ice Plant, Yellow Rosette

Delosperma basuticum (congestum Gold Nugget)
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 1in. x 8
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Spring
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


This ranks second hardiest of our ""Ice Plants."" Large 1 inch yellow flowers in late spring/early summer bedeck the succulent, cylindrical, blue/green leaves. At home in our sloped rockgarden or at the edge of the miniature perennial border. $ 4.99

Ivy, Adundance

Hedera helix 'Adundance'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Sun - P. Shade
Height: 1h x 4w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Groundcover, Spiller
This ivy is determined to stay small no matter how much you fertilize. Duck foot shaped, dark green foliage grow evenly spaced on serpentine slinking stems. $ 0.00

Ivy, Henrietta

Hedera helix 'Henrietta'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to P.Shade-Shade
Height: 2in. x 12
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Topiary


I've yet to see a smaller, more heavily variegated ivy than ôHenrietta.ö Great as a houseplant & an easy miniature topiary standard. Perfect for faery gardens as Ivy stands for friendship. So add one to your garden and make friends with ôGod's littlest angels.ö $ 4.99

Ivy, Mini Anita

Hedera helix 'Anita'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to P.Shade-Shade
Height: 2in. x 12
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Shade, Topiary


Precious, micro, maple-leaf foliage make a lush filler to any planting. Don't forget this faerie garden standard symbolizing friendshop & fidelity. $ 4.99

JAR GEM


Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About
Stuffing vigorously rooting strawberries in those multi-orificed jars is like shoving Winnie the Pooh through the rabbit hole. Roots fill the container quickly, and require thrice a day watering. Dust off the jars and bring them back to overflowing life with little care during the growing season by selecting plants appropriate, even lustful, for those challenging conditions. “Jar Gems”TM. are our collection of great looking flowering and foliage plants, many of which are hardy, that will grow and thrive in these tough containers. Remember, that for great looking containers, we recommend that you repeat some of your selections. You can find full descriptions of these plants throughout the catalog, or let us put together a combination for you (just tell us how many “pockets your jar has and where you’ll place the jar) at a nice price savings.




Kenilworth Ivy, Mini

Cymbalaria muralis 'Nana'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to Full Sun
Height: 3in.x 18
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Spring to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
All summer, pale pink, miniature snapdragon flowers prance over tiny, ivy-leaved, bright green foliage. Don't be fooled by its delicate appearance- it's a tough, ground-hugging, politely spreading groundcover, but, the more sun it gets, the more water it wants. $ 4.99

Knawel Cushion

Scleranthus biflorus ssp.uniflorus
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 1in. x 12in. wide
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Walk About
Designing miniature gardens always requires a groundcover and none hugs the soil lower. Consider these packed, moss like cushions that resemble a shrunken ""Irish Moss,"" but are far more tolerant of sunny and dry conditions. Has nearly invisible white flowers in early summer. Transforms into hay colored mounds each winter. This will grow almost anywhere, under any condition. Try it with ""Lady's Mantle, Alpine"" like a miniature rhubarb and ""Moujean Tea"" & ""Myrtle, Variegated"" (as trees). $ 4.99

Lady's Mantle, Dwarf Red-Stem

Alchemilla erythropoda
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Sun-P.Sun to Full Sun
Height: 5in. x 12
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bedding Plant, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Here a 3” version that grows about the size of “Alpine Lady’s Mantle” but has more of the typical leaves, except they are very blue-green and have rhubarb red stems. Confused yet, well suffice to say that this one looks very unique and makes a great addition to an afternoon shady faery garden, trough, or alpine garden. $ 4.99

Lamb’s Ear, Helen Von Stein

Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun
Height: 8in.
Water: Normal
Soil: Loamy
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Borders, Butterfly, Cut Flower, Groundcover, Ornamental


Lady bugs rejoice! After many tries, we finally received the real thing. Six to ten inch fuzzy leaves give this variety its other name ""Big Ears"" and a warm winter home for beneficial lady beetles in the North. Holds up better in the heat and humidity, maybe because it is not as fuzzy, albeit just as fun to pet. $ 3.99

Mint, Corsican

Mentha requienii
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: P.Shade-Shade to P. Shade
Height: 1 inch
Water: Wet
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Culinary, Fragrant, Garden Railroads, Groundcover
The tiny as ""Baby Tears"", bright green leaves on this low groundcover smell exactly like “Creme de Menthe” liqueur. Be sure to plant between stepping stones in moist and, shaded areas only! It will die back during summer drought, therefore additional water is necessary. Not the most reliable perennial in Zone 5-6, so cover with evergreen boughs in winter. $ 3.99

Mint, English Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: P.Shade-Shade to Shade
Height: 2-4in.
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Bedding Plant, Fragrant, Groundcover, Medicinal, Repellant, Shade
This low groundcover Pennyroyal variety repels fleas and is wonderfully fragrant. Rub fresh leaves on pant legs before entering woods, to repel ticks and mosquitoes. Plant next to kennels or by paths where cats prowl. It seems to be hardier mixed in lawns. 4"" tall blue flower spikes bloom in summer. Avoid ingestion if pregnant! Don't use the essential oil of Pennyroyal on pets. Only use leaves. $ 3.99

Mint, Habek

Mentha longifolia
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Water: Normal
Soil: Any Soil
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Culinary, Fragrant, Groundcover, Medicinal, Ornamental, Shade


This is one of the true Middle East varieties used for the authentic ""Tabbouli"" of bulgar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, plenty of parsley & mint, cool vegetables and maybe sunflower seeds. Two inch, very narrow, bluish-green leaves have a completely different look from other mints. $ 3.99

Mitchella / Patridge Berry

Mitchella repens
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Shade - P. Sun
Height: 1/2h X 6w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Groundcover
Squaw vine, its common name is what drew us to this medicinal miniature resembling a mini vinca vine. Native American women made a tea from the slightly evergreen flavored leaves and berries during childbirth. The shiny, dark evergreen foliage and white flowers are nice but it's the red berries that really show up in a shady garden or even a terrarium. $ 0.00

Mondo Grass, Dwarf

Ophiopogon japonicum 'Nana'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Shade Only to P.Shade-Sun
Height: 2in. x 4
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Late Summer
Common Uses:Bonsai, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Dark green, grassy leaves form tight little ""humocks"" that are often planted under ones favorite bonsai tree. This tough, cooperative little guy with white tinted, lavender flowers in summer is quite popular among railroaders who use it as mini pampas grass. Rare lavender flower spikes that produce the most amazing sapphire colored mini ""easter eggs"" shaped fruits. $ 4.99

Monkeywort, Creeping Blue

Lindernia grandiflora
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun
Height: 1in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Spring to Early Summer to Late Spring to L
Common Uses:Baskets, Groundcover, Garden Railroads, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
Go bananas over the dark blue and white flowers that never quit blooming above glossy green, heart shaped leaves. The flowers remind me of a miniature Mimulus. Although it is a tropical groundcover that loves the heat, we have found it be very compact and rather slow to spread. It just wants to flower. Great for mini landscapes or zone 8 and warmer, rainforest, railroad gardens. A Florida native. $ 4.99

Myosotis, Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Myosotis alpina
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 4in. x 4in. wide
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Spring to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bedding Plant, Borders, Container, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Unforgettable 1-1/2 in. x 1/2 in. green leaves set the stage for baby blue flowers that turn pink as they age, mid Spring. $ 4.99

Oregano, Dwarf

Oregano, Dwarf

Origanum vulgare`Nanum'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 4-8in.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Container, Culinary, Fragrant, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Bright pink-purple flowers clusters sit right on top of small glossy green leaves which form neat, small, mounding plants. Highly ornamental. Good oregano flavor from this cute dwarf is an added plus for containers, rock gardens or in front of the herb garden. Like with all oreganos, avoid over-fertilizing. $ 3.99

Oxalis, Zinfandel

Oxalis vulcanicola
Cold Tolerance: Zone 8b 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-Shade to P-Shade
Height: 3in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Jar-Gems TM, Garden Railroads, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Oh, I like this one and not just its name. We need more yellow foliaged plants as a contrast to our sea of green. Added attributes are its fast growth, ""Shamrock-shaped"" leaves, red stems and 3 inch high yellow flowers. $ 4.99

Paxistigma, Tiny Holly

Paxistigma cambyi 'Compacta'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Sun-P.Shade to Full Sun Only
Height: 6in. x 12
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bonsai, Borders, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Raisin-sized holly-like evergreen leaves, packed on a 6"" tall and twice as wide plant. Perfect RXR shrub in hillside planting as its' spreading stems will help hold up the soil. Tough little grower, as long as it has well drained soil. $ 4.99

Penstemon, Alpine Blue

Penstemon hirsutus `Pygmaeus'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 4in. x 4in. wide
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Borders, Container, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Pot up patriotic centerpieces with these short mounds of dark green leaves and white-n-violet flowers tinged with blue, usually in bloom by the 4th of July. Unlike some other Penstemons, this is long lived and very easy to grow.

$ 4.99

Peperomia, Mini String-of-Heart

Peperomia prostrata
Cold Tolerance: Zone 9b-11
Light: P. Shade - P. Sun
Height: 1/2h X 6w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Groundcover, Spiller
I call this the "Peace" plant because the light green etching over the 1/4 inch, medium green, oval leaves roughly resembles a peace sign. Its creeping, compact foliage loves to crawl all over a terrarium floor given enough light and humidity. $ 0.00

Pilea, Trailing Blue Angel

Pilea sp.
Cold Tolerance: Zone 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Sun-P.Shade to P-Shade
Height: 1in. groundcover
Water: Normal Wet
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Garden Railroads, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


Blue with silver streaked leaves is an uncommon find. Tiny, rust red flowers accentuate its pea sized foliage especially as it trails down the sides of tropical, shade, faery gardens. Perhaps you need a fast perennial groundcover (hardy in Southern Florida and warmer). Treat as an annual in most of US. Easily trimmed & controlled. $ 4.99

Primrose, Cowslip

Primula veris
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P.Shade-Shade to Shade
Height: 3in. x 4
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Spring to Late Spring to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Medicinal, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


An English native full of myth, folklore and medicinal tradition with a rosette of dark green leaves look similar to florist primrose, but the yellow flower cluster is born on the end of an 8"" stalk. We apply mulch over soil to retain moisture. $ 4.99

Primrose, Gold Lace

Primula elatior-Hydrid 'Gold Lace'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P.Shade-Shade to Shade
Height: 3in. x 4
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Spring to Late Spring to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Bedding Plant, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade


This is the antique variety from England that so long ago inspired the ""Primrose Fairie"" by Cicely M. Barker. The dark red flowers have a beautiful golden, picotee (outside) edge to all the petals. Faeries are shy, but you know they'll appreciate it. $ 4.99

Primrose, Wanda

Primula X juliae
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: P.Shade-Shade to Shade
Height: 2in. x 4
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Early Spring to Late Spring to Late Winter to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Bedding Plant, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade
'Wanda' is among the first flowers of spring, exploding with a fuchsia fury. It is the perfect companion with daffodils, keeping them company their entire blooming season! We consider it the toughest, hardiest primrose there is, by its behavior in our open fields. Don't have large shady areas? Just plant it on the north side of any shrub and divide clumps every year after flowers have finish. $ 4.99

Putatoria, Pink Trumpet Bush

Putatoria calibrica
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Sun-P.Sun to Full Sun
Height: 4in. x 12in. wide
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Early Fall to Early Summer to Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Container, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


It looks like it can endure the intense heat of its native Mediterranean but NOT the extreme cold of an Ohio Winter. Tight clusters of loud, pink trumpets dominate over this low, spreading green shrub, Spring through Summer.



$ 4.99

Ragged Robbin, Dwarf

Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Sun-P.Shade to Sun-P.Shade
Height: 2in. x 4
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Early Summer to Late Spring to Middle Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bedding Plant, Borders, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


This Cicely Mary Barker faerie plant is a curious miniature with twisting, tough, shiny, dark green leaves that form a weird-looking, tight mound complete with bright pink, ragged edged flowers in spring. Lewis and Clark were intrigued by this too. $ 4.99

Salad Burnet (Di-yu)

Sanguisorba minor
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 4-18in.
Water: Normal
Soil: Loamy
Common Uses:Borders, Culinary, Edible Flowers, Groundcover, Medicinal


Crumble cucumber flavored young shoots and fruit over salads and infuse in vinegars and tomato juice. Older semi-evergreen leaves are tough, best left unused. Its rosette form looks lacy in herbal lawns. Referred to in Chinese medicine as ""Di-yu"" and is used to stop bleeding. $ 3.99

Savory, Winter Dwarf Creeping

Satureja montana subsp. montana var. prostrata
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: Full Sun to Full Sun
Height: 1 Foot
Water: Normal
Soil: Full Sun
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bees, Bonsai, Container, Culinary, Edible Flowers, Fragrant, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden


Our ""Winter Dwarf Savory"" is a much smaller leaved variety than what is around in the nursery trade. Just watch and you will quickly discover that this creeping herb, with curled, miniature leaves and delicate small white blossoms is one of the bees' favorites. It's another godsend for those on salt restricted diets. Rock garden, bonsai, and hypertufa pot herb make it an all around charming miniature container plant. $ 3.99

Saxifrage, Southside

Saxifraga X 'Southside'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun
Height: 2h x 6w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Groundcover
Look this up on the internet (which I suggest you do often- just be sure our botanical name and the one online match), and flowers of white, heavily speckled in maroon, pop out at you. The parent plant might slowly fade after flowering leaving the burden of propagation to the self sowing seeds. Take note of the large rosettes of pale green foliage dusted with silver. Perhaps you'll remember these plants like a “chalky” limestone soil which shouts rock garden and troughs. $ 0.00

Sedge, Mini Chocolate-Leaf

Carex buchmanii
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2in. x 6in. across
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bonsai, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
Looking for a shade loving miniature grass for a Southwest theme railroad garden? All aboard! Rich chocolate to olive green leaves become darker chocolate color if sitied in a sunnier spot. Forms thick, tufty mounds, spreading very slowly. Frankly, it is best to dig and divide them to encourage or speed up the process of spreading, if desired. Typically rated as Zone 7, but likes our -18 winters. $ 4.99

Sedum, Blue Crested

Sedum reflexum 'Monstrosum Cristatum'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 4in. x 8in. across
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Late Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden


Blue needled leaves pop out from around stems much like a Japanese fam. Cristata or Monstrosa are the names used to describe these weird looking mutations. Ever seen 'Fain-Tail Willow""? Well that is one example. Great dish gardens, ""Jar Gem"", and Southwest desert theme railroad gardens. We are still learning its hardiness and real name. $ 4.99

Sedum, Blue Rosette Mini

Sedum 'pachyclados'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
Rosette of powder blue leaves that remind us of the ""Moss Saxifrages,"" partner well with rosy-peach, summer flowers. Leaves are tightly packed on top of one another, forming bonsai- like pads. Sedums are the queen of all ""Jar Gem"" TM or rockeries. ""Arrowhead Alpine"" reports that this one is from Pakistan. $ 4.99

Sedum, Corsican

Sedum requinii
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 1/4in. x 12in.
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About


Why do we need one more miniscule, green, coarse textured groundcover? Because, you can always rely on a ""Sedum"" to be low maintenance and its leaves are smaller than the last groundcover we stumbled over. How low can we go? $ 4.99

Sedum, Four Leaf Clover

Sedum tetractinum
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun - P. Shade
Height: 2h x 8w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Groundcover, Spiller
Small, upright pancake leaves, rosette-style, inspire another common name- "Coral Reef Stonecrop" and hug the ground all summer until they sun tan to a cinnamon bronze. Before that, star shaped, lemon yellow flowers rise in the summer. A.k.a. "Chinese Sedum" as a tribute to its origin. $ 0.00

Sedum, Frosted Blue

Sedum hispanicum minus 'Pink Form'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 1in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Baskets, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Think of a forest of miniature blue spruce, frosted in pink, viewed from 1000 feet above. This is it - one of the most beautiful and unusual miniature sedums with pink tipped, blue leaves. If that isn't enough, how about pink and white flowers in early summer? $ 4.99

Sedum, Golden Angeline

Sedum ruprestes 'Angelina' PPAF
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 3in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Baskets, Butterfly, Container, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
Bright yellow, 1/2"" long, soft needles contrast well with Sedum 'Voodoo', 'Love's Triangle' or 'Frosted Blue'. $ 4.99

Sedum, Irish Eyes

Sedum middendorfianum var. diffusum
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Middle Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Borders, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Shades of the holidays- very cool, Irish green rosettes form thick blankets in Summer and then turn an amazing poinsettia red in Winter. $ 4.99

Sedum, Japanese Golden

Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Baskets, Bedding Plant, Butterfly, Container, Culinary, Groundcover, Houseplants, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
Sedum ""Voodoo"" and this rare cultivar inspired our Jar Gem series, that is, plants perfectly suited to the cramped quarters and dry, severe conditions of strawberry jars. You can't find this brilliant, yellow creeper from Japan in many catalogs. Lastly leaves are tasty as a ""micro-green"" salad addition $ 4.99

Sedum, Love's Triangle

Sedum anglicum 'Love's Triangle'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Borders, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


Of the 2 dozen miniature versions of popular perennials, this is Karen's favorite midget. Pinkish white flowers entertain irresistable, powder blue, pin head sized foliage each spring. To insure next year's crop, break off a small section and overwinter in a sunny window. From Arrowhead Alpines, so if someone finds this name incorrect, blame them. $ 4.99

Sedum, Pink Shield

Sedum nevii 'Pink form'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental
1/2 inch greek shield shaped leaves turn dusky pink in cooler weather, creating a foliage color not otherwise available in our ""Jar Gem"" collections. Flowers are white veined pink. The Index of Garden Plants (Royal Horticulture Society) lists this as Zone 8 hardy, but it has been growing in Zone 5 for 3 years at Klyn's Nursery. We are satisfied. $ 4.99

Sedum, Tiny Urchin

Sedum humisifusum
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 1in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About


This tough Sedum looks like it belongs underwater among the corals. Glossy green, urchin stems grow very compact and spread very slowly. Other possible candidates for an underwater scene on land?- ""Drabas, Limonium (Tiny Sea Statice), Mini Pastel Yarrow and Chocolate Sedge."" $ 4.99

Sedum, Tokyo Sun

Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: Full Sun
Height: 2h x 4w inches
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Common Uses:Mini Shrub, Drought Tolerant Groundcover
Some folks say this sedum hates full sun and we agree. A shaded site turns the foliage light lime green. Afternoon sun turns the foliage almost white and could burn it even with regular watering. We like a morning sun spot where the leaves glow golden. We use this variety more than “Japanese Golden Sedum” in miniature landscapes because the leaves are smaller, so it is appropriately scaled for tinier tasks. Tasty in salads too! $ 0.00

Sedum, Tricolor Carpet

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


White, pink, and green foliage with pink flowers in June- can you imagine a more colorful groundcover? Tough as nails hardy perennial for front of the flower bed, hanging basket or miniature gardens. Remove any solid green stems as these can take over the tricolored foliage. $ 4.99

Sedum, Voodoo

Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 2in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Flowers: Early Summer
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Bees, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


I can't think of a darker, (mahogany, almost black) foliaged representative from the plant world. Imagine the color contrast in your garden of a low, 2"" groundcover spilling over light colored stones, or nestled next to Sedum, ""Golden"" as a ""Jar Gem"". This is sure to be a garden classic. $ 4.99

Silene-Var Robin White Breast

Silene uniflora 'Druitt's Variegated
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Sun-P.Sun to Full Sun
Height: 1in. x 12in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy-Well Drained
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Walk About


We've offered other extremely low growing, variegated miniatures before but this one's Winter hardy here. The white flowers play second fiddle to the year round green and cream. Due to its low, but spreading stature, make sure you site it in a special, close-up garden with other morning sun loving, non-aggressive miniatures. $ 4.99

Solidago, Tiny Goldenrod

Solidago coulteri
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a
Light: Full Sun to P.Sun
Height: 3in. x 3in. wide
Water: Dry-Normal
Soil: Sandy
Flowers: Late Spring
Common Uses:Alpine Rockery, Bees, Butterfly, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental


A miniature version of north America's favorite and most beautiful hayfever / allergy trouble-maker. But at only 2 to 3 inches tall the cute golden-yellow flowers really can't cause any problems. $ 4.99

Spikemoss, Golden Creeping

Selaginella brownii 'Aurea'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 1/2in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Flowers: No
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About


These living fossils literally covered the plant millions of years ago, providing us today, with our gasoline and natural gas. Luckily, today, this lovely golden groundcover still illuminates the shady container or moist garden. Has survived many winters here in protected areas. $ 4.99

Spikemoss, Ruby Red

Selaginella brownii 'Ruby Red'
Cold Tolerance: Zone 6b 7a 7b 8a 9a 9b-11
Light: P.Shade-P.Sun to Shade
Height: 1/2in. groundcover
Water: Wet-Normal
Soil: Organic
Common Uses:Jar-Gems"""""""" TM, Baskets, Container, Garden Railroads, Groundcover, Miniature/Faery Garden, Ornamental, Shade, Walk About
$ 4.99

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