Native plants of Washington and the West



Propagating the finest selections of plant species native to Washington State and western North America.  Many are drought tolerant, suitable for the native plant or rock garden, and difficult to find. 
 
Current list
SPRING 2018

This Saturday only! May 12, 2018, 8 am* -1 pm.
Most plants discounted 1/3!
$5 each, includes tax.
*remember to start early this Saturday if travelling
 through the construction zone of north-bound I5!
Hence the early hour!  

Quantities of each listing is limited.

Last update: 5/8/2018

Allium cernuum--  The nodding onion; nodding heads of pink flowers.  Grown from seed collected in the Olympic Mtns.  Easily increases by seed and offsets.  Drought hardy.

Anenome drummondii--  single flowers on short stems; petals cream white inside the flower with a blue reverse.  Grown from seed collected high in the Cascades Mtns of WA.

Aquilegia formosa-- western columbine.  Nodding yellow-faced flowers with orange spurs on stems to 2 feet.  Catches the attention of bees and hummingbirds.  Drought hardy.  Grown from seed collected from Cascades.

Arctostaphylos columbiana-- hairy manzanita.  Upright shrub 3-6 feet or more with fuzzy evergreen leaves and red-peeling bark.  Nodding white flower clusters in very early spring.  Drought hardy.  Only a few available in spring but many more will be available in the fall.

Balsamorhiza deltoidea-- the balsamroot.  Seed-grown from stock originally from the prairies of western WA. The 3 inch yellow sunflowers smell like cocoa.  Grows from central taproot.  Drought hardy.

Campanula lasiocarpa-- mountain harebell.  Nodding blue flowers, small holly-like leaves.  Grown from cuttings.  Due to cool spring, may not be available until fall.

Campanula piperi-- Olympic harebell.  Up-facing, star-shaped flowers of blue, small holly-like leaves.  Grown from cuttings.  Due to cool spring, may not be available until fall.

Campanula rotundifolia Buckhorn White-- white harebells.  Nodding white flowers sometimes with a hint of blue.  FN exclusive.

Campanula scabrella-- small up-facing blue flowers on short stems.  Very difficult to cultivate.  Grown 
from seed collected high in Cascades east of the crest.

Castilleja applegatei ssp. pinetorum-- Applegate paintbrush.  Orange-to-red flowers, wavy leaves.  
These one-year old seedlings will need a host plant to thrive.

Chaenactis douglasii-- pin-cushions.  Tight pinkish flower heads, leaves almost like green feathers.  
Probably a biennial.  Grown from seed collected in Cascades.

Chlorogalum pomeridianum-- soap plant, P.M. plant.  A lily relative from S OR and CA.  Flowers open after midday or "post meridiem." Enjoy this drought hardy plant in the garden or use the bulb as an alternative to soap.  Grown from seed.

Cirsium occidentale-- cobweb thistle.  Red flowers emerge from silver-haired buds.  Native to CA.  Non-
invasive.

Clarkia pulchella-- elkhorns.  Striking pink flowers, each of the four petals in the shape of a cross.  
These are annuals, 3 per pot.  NW seed collection.

Clematis lasiantha-- pipestem.  Vine to 10 feet or more, one inch cream flowers.  Grown from CA seed, wild collection by NNS.

Clematis occidentalis var dissecta-- Wenatchee clematis.  Sprawling, non-climbing clematis with nodding flowers typically blue.  Likes part sun, cool root run.  Grown from wild collected seed.

Dichelostemma congestum-- bluedicks; ookow.  Clusters of blue flowers on sturdy, erect stems to 2 feet.  Readily increases by offsets.  Lily relative.

Dichelostemma ida-maia--  firecracker flower.  Drooping crimson red tubular flowers with green lips on two foot stems.  Lily relative.

Dodecatheon dentatum--  white shooting stars. Likes extra moisture.

Dodecatheon pulchellum-- shooting stars.  Spring bloomer, goes dormant by summer.

Douglasia laevigata-- Douglasia.  Cushion plant, rose-colored flowers.  Olympics.

Erigeron aureus-- golden fleabane.  A small species with golden daisies.  Grown from seed from the west side of the North Cascades.

Erigeron compositus The Giant-- cutleaf daisy.  Narrow forked leaves, white daisies.  Two or three times 
larger than any others we've seen of this highly variable species.  And easy to grow.

Erigeron compositus (small)-- cutleaf daisy.  Typical small moutain form.

Erigeron "Goat Rocks"-- natural hybrid between E. aureus and E. compositus discovered by Mt Tahoma Nursery's Rick Lupp in the Goat Rocks.  Sterile.  Propagated by cuttings.

Erigeron salishii-- North Cascades daisy.  Like a little Erigeron compositus but even smaller.  This one has lavender-blue flowers.  Grown from seed.

Eriogonum flavum v. piperi-- Piper's buckwheat.  Mat forming, oblong leaves, yellow flowers.  Grown from wild seed collection from Blue Mtns OR by NNS.

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale-- mountain buckwheat.  Cushion forming, flowers white to reddish, leaves felted white.  Original genetic stock from Olympic Mtns.

Eriogonum siskiyouense-- Siskiyou buckwheat.  Mat forming; yellow flowers on taller stems.  Grown from wild seed collection from Scott Mtns CA by NNS.  

Eriogonum strictum var. greenei-- Greene's buckwheat.  Forms dense mat; white flowers; white felted 
foliage.  Grown from wild seed collection from Klamath Mtns, CA, by NNS.

Eriophyllum lanatum-- wooly sunflower.  Silvered foliage, yellow flowers.  Olympic Mtns genetic stock.

Erythronium revolutum-- pink fawn lily.  Mottled leaves, pink flowers in spring, disappearing by summer.  
Rarely seen in coastal forests of WA.  This is from garden stock.

Heuchera cylindrica-- common alumroot.  Round basal leaves, pale cream flowers arranged in a cylindrical head.  Drought tolerant.  Grown from seed from Wenatchee Mtns.

Heuchera pulchella-- little pink alumroot.  Miniature species native to New Mexico.  Flowering stems to 6 inches of tiny pink round bells. 

Ipomopsis aggregata-- firecracker flower.  A button of forked leaves rises into a stalk to 20 inches in its second year displaying scores of tubular red flowers.  Hummingbird favorite.  Biennial.

Juniperus communis var. jackii-- spreading juniper.  Flat, sprawling evergreen, green and silver-blue foliage.  Propagated from cuttings from material a serpentine area of NW California.

Keckiella cordifolia-- heartleaf keckiella.  A CA shrub growing to two feet or more, brick red tubular 
flowers in summer for the hummingbirds
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Lewisia columbianum var. rupicola--  coast lewisia.  Succulent leaves in small tight rosettes, panicles of 
smokey red flowers.  Garden stock sourced from Saddle Mtn OR.

Lewisia tweedyi-- mountain queen.  Relatively large succulent leaves, satiny flowers to 3 inches across.  
Pastel to pink.  Wenatchee Mtn endemic.  Give it a cool root run.

Lilium pardalinum-- leopard lily.  Large flowers of orange-red petals, golden yellow at base.  Likes part 
shade.

Lobelia laxiflora-- lobelia of the Sierra Madre.  Spreading shrub to less than two feet.  Tubular orange-
red flowers with yellow interiors in midsummer.  

Lupinus laxiflorus-- mountain lupine.  Blue flowered compact form, about a foot tall. Seed source mountains in Yakima County.

Madia elegans-- tarweed.  Bright yellow flowers, plants to 4 ft.  Drought tolerant.  Some populations smell like tar, others like pineapple.  Seed source Oregon.

Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflorus-- azalea monkeyflower.  Short shrub with gaping flowers of apricot-yellow with spotted throats.  Wild CA seed source.  Drought tolerant.    SOLD OUT

Mimulus cardinalis-- red monkeyflower.  Curving floral tubes of rich red.  Attractive to hummingbirds.  Likes moisture.

Mimulus lewisii-- pink monkeyflower.  Common seen along streams in the high mountains.  Likes moisture and likes to be cool.

Mimulus tilingii-- seep monkeyflower.  Usually seen growing in mountain rills.  A tiny plant with nearly stemless normal sized yellow flowers. 
 
Nothochelone nemorosa-- forest beardtongue.  Very similar to a penstemon in appearance.  Most often encountered in open mountain forests.  Pink-purple flowers.

Penstemon centranthifolius-- scarlet bugler.  Erect 2 ft stems of orange-red tubular flowers.  For hummingbirds.  Grown from wild seed collection S Coast Range, CA, by NNS.

Penstemon grinnellii var. scrophularoides-- Grinnell's penstemon.  Flowering stems to 3 ft or more with violet flowers.  Grown from wild seed collection Kern Plateau, CA, by NNS.

Penstemon heterophyllus var. heterophyllus-- foothill penstemon.  Standing less than 2 ft, blue to violet flowers.  Grown from wild seed collection S Coast Range, CA, by NNS.

Penstemon parvulus-- little blue penstemon.  Leaning growth habit, blue flowers.  Grown from wild seed collection from Pilot Rock, Siskiyou Mtns.

Penstemon rostriflorus-- Bridges penstemon.  Red tubular flowers on stems 2-3 ft.  Flowers summer.  Grown from wild seed collection Greenhorn Mtns, CA, by NNS.

Petrophytum cinerascens--  Wenatchee rockmat.  Mat-like growth, glaucus foliage, spikes of tightly packed white flowers in summer.  Very drought tolerant and easy.  Full sun.

Physaria alpestris-- Wenatchee twinpod. Small species, yellow flowers in spring held low to the ground followed by inflated seed pods. 

Ribes lobbii (aff.)-- showy wild currant.  From garden stock.  The native currant species with the colorful pendant flowers and thorny stems... possibly.  It might also be a hybrid with another species.  It looks the same but does flower 6 weeks earlier than is usual.  But it is much easier to grow.

Ribes speciosum-- showy currant.  Beautiful red fuchsia-like flowers hang from nearly every inch of the arching stems for many weeks in spring.  Very thorny.  Hummingbird plant.

Salvia spathacea-- hummingbird sage. Spikes to 3-4 ft of magenta-red flowers.  Seed source CA.

Saxifraga bronchialis-- spotted saxifrage.  Trailing stems forming moss-like mats.  Small white flowers with small yellow and purple dots.  Grown from seed from WA Cascades.

Scrophularia californica-- bee plant.  Tall plant to 6 feet displaying scores of small burgundy flowers in summer. Nothing better at attracting native bees and other pollinators, including hummingbirds.

Scutellaria angustifolia-- skullcap.  Pairs of true blue flowers on decumbant stems.  Very drought tolerant.  Summer deciduous.  Original collection from Klicitat County, WA.

Silene acaulis-- moss campion.  Moss-like foliage, stemless pink flowers.  Grown from wild seed from Olympic Mtns.

Tellima odorata-- fringe flower.  The nursery's namesake.  Snowflake-like flowers of white.  Best in shade.  Sweetly fragrant and excellent cut flowers.  Original source the Columbia River Gorge.

Triteleia hyacinthina-- wild hyacinth.  Lily relative.  A cluster of white flowers-- the petals with blue-green midveins-- on 12 in stems.  Readily increases.

Veratrum californicum-- wild corn lily.  Pleated leaves erupt from the earth in spring.  In some years, hundreds of white blooms on 5 ft plants.

Zauschneria (Epilobium) canum-- hummingbird trumpet.  Large red-orange flowers in profusion in late summer into fall.  Will spread by rhizomes.


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Fringe Nursery is a small grower of plants native to Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and the West Coast. Many species are will adapted to the alternating cold/wet and dry/warm weather cycles here. The species list will grow and change over time and season. Lewisia, Penstemon, Eriogonum, Keckiella, and more.  Thanks for visiting.


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