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Quick links to the winter blooming plants in our catalog

Bright up those dreary winter months with some winter blooming plants. Here's a list of Digging Dog's selections which bloom for some part of December, January, or February.

Click on the name of any of the plants to view that plant's page.

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Perennials
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Brunnera macrophylla    Partial Shade Blooms mid-February–June
4 $8.75
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Alexander's Great’    Partial Shade Blooms mid- February–June
4 $10.75
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Dawson’s White’ Photo Available   Partial Shade Blooms mid-February–June.
4 $10.00
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’ Photo Available   Partial Shade Blooms mid-February–June.
4 $10.00
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Photo Available   Partial Shade Blooms mid-February–June.
4 $10.75
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’    Partial Shade Blooms mid-February – June.
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
4 $10.00
Bulbinella nutans  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February–March.
8 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Corydalis flexuosa ‘Pere David’ Photo Available   Partial Shade Blooms February–July.
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
4 $8.25
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February–March
6 $9.00
Cyclamen coum Photo Available   Partial Shade Blooms February–March.
5 $8.75
Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Leaf Pink’    Partial Shade Blooms January–February.
5 $8.50
Epimedium x rubrum Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February–March.
5 $10.50
Euphorbia polychroma ‘Candy’ Photo Available   Full Sun  New Plant Blooms February–May
5 $8.25
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Helleborus argutifolius Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Corsican Hellebore Blooms February–April
AVAILABLE LATE APRIL 2019
6 $9.50
Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March.
5 $12.75
Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
5 $11.00
Helleborus ‘Grape Galaxy (Winter Thriller™)’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March
4 $13.75
Helleborus x hybridus  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–April.
4 $11.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February–March.
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Mardi Gras Slate Shades’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March.
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Onyx Odyssey’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms January–April
AVAILABLE MID SEPTEMBER 2019
5 $13.75
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Painted’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Winter Jewels® Hellebore Blooms January–April
AVAILABLE MID SEPTEMBER 2019
5 $13.75
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Picotee Lady’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–April.
5 $11.50 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Red Lady’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March
5 $12.00
Helleborus x hybridus ‘White Lady Spotted’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–April.
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus x lemonnierae ‘HGC Madame Lemonnier’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms November–February
5 $13.75
Helleborus ‘Midnight Ruffles’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March.
4 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jonas’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms November–January
5 $13.75 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Helleborus niger ‘HGC Joseph Lemper’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms November–February
5 $13.75
Helleborus ‘Red Racer’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March.
4 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus ‘Sunshine Ruffles’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January-March
4 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Primula ‘Dunbeg’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Kennedy Irish Primrose Series Blooms February–April
4 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Primula x polyantha ‘Dawn Ansell’  Drawing Available  Partial Shade Blooms February–April
5 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria angustifolia ‘Blaues Meer’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February-April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late February–April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Roy Davidson’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms mid-February–May.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Dora Bielefeld’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Highdown’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bethlehem Sage Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Sissinghurst White’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!
4 $9.00
Salvia holwayi Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms October–December.
9 $8.00
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Alba’    Full Sun Blooms September – December.
6 $7.50 SOLD OUT!
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Sunrise’ Photo Available   Full Sun Blooms September–December.
6 $7.75 SOLD OUT!

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Ornamental Grasses
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’ Photo Available   Full Sun Blooms May–January
5 $8.00
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Eldorado’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms May–December
4 $8.00
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun Karl Foerster’s Feather Reed Grass Blooms May–January
5 $8.00
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Schottland’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Scottish Tufted Hair Grass Blooms July–December
4 $8.00
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Tardiflora’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Golden Tufted Hair Grass Blooms July – December
4 $8.00
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’    Full Sun Flame Grass Blooms July–February
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
5 $9.75
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’    Full Sun  New Plant Silver Variegated Maiden Grass Blooms September–December
5 $9.75
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Sarabande’    Full Sun Blooms August–December.
4 $9.75
Muhlenbergia capillaris Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Pink Muhly Blooms September–early December
6 $9.00
Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘Pink Cloud’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms September–early December
6 $9.75
Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘White Cloud’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms September – early December
6 $9.75
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Lindheimer’s Muhly Blooms September–December
7 $9.00
Muhlenbergia rigens Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Deer Grass Blooms September–December
7 $9.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Stipa ramosissima    Full Sun Pillar of Smoke Blooms February–September
9 $9.00
Thamnochortus spicigerus    Full Sun Blooms October–December.
8 $12.00

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Ornamental Shrubs
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Wayside’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Monterey Manzanita Blooms February–April
8 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Chimonanthus praecox    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms December–February
7 $13.50
Correa alba (Bronze Select) Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January – March.
8 $9.25
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade Red Paper Bush Blooms late-February–March
7 $16.00 SOLD OUT!
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Gold Paper Bush Blooms mid-February–March
8 $16.00
Erica carnea ‘Ann Sparkes’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February – March
4 $8.50
Erica carnea ‘Golden Starlet’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms December–March
5 $8.50
Erica carnea ‘King George’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms December–March
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms December–March
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March
5 $8.50
Erica carnea ‘Schneekuppe’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–March
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica carnea ‘Springwood Pink’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms October–January
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  New Plant Blooms October–January
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Erica carnea ‘Vivelli’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms October–January
5 $8.50
Erica x x darleyensis ‘Furzey’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms October–January
5 $8.50
Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms November–January
4 $8.50
Erica x darleyensis ‘Margaret Porter’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January-May
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica x darleyensis ‘Mary Helen’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms February–April
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Erica erigena f. aureifolia ‘Golden Lady’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms January–April
7 $8.50
Erica erigena ‘W. T. Rackliff’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms October–January
7 $8.50
Mahonia x media ‘Charity’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Blooms late November–February.
7 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade Red Winter Currant Blooms mid-February–May
6 $13.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Herb Cottage’    Full Sun Blooms January–April.
8 $8.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Irene’ Photo Available   Full Sun Blooms January–April.
8 $8.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’    Full Sun Blooms January–April
6 $8.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Majorca Pink’    Full Sun Blooms January–May
8 $8.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Maltese White’    Full Sun Blooms January – April.
8 $8.00
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Santa Barbara Blue’    Full Sun Blooms January–May.
8 $8.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Sawyer’s Blue’    Full Sun Blooms January – April.
8 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Taylor’s Blue’ Photo Available   Full Sun Blooms January – April.
8 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Sarcococca ruscifolia    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
7 $10.25
Teucrium fruticans (Select Form) Photo Available   Blooms January–July.
8 $9.00
Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’  Drawing Available  Full Sun Blooms January–July.
AVAILABLE APRIL 2019
8 $9.00

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Trees & Vines
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Passiflora ‘Star Of Surbiton’    Full Sun  Partial Shade Passion Vine Blooms June–December
8 $11.00

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Spring salutations, early blooms, fresh unfurling foliage!

These early blooming vines and shrubs herald spring!

A choice deciduous shrub for an adequately moist woodland setting, Corylopsis pauciflora offers dangling fragrant primrose-yellow blooms amid graceful branches. The Flowering Current produces long lasting richly colored flowers, bird-friendly berries plus eye-catching autumn color. It thrives in both sun or part shade and handles some drought. 

Easily grown Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ is a small-statured climber that can be showcased in a tight spot or in a patio container. Beloved by gardeners since 1900, Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ combines lustrous evergreen foliage with copious vanilla-scented blooms, while appreciating a sheltered abode. Both these vines make lovely additions to early spring bouquets.

Spring Salutations!

We’ve been drenched with nearly 60 inches of rain here at the nursery. All that moisture coupled with several warm sunny days, has turned the garden into a verdant wonderland of unfurling shoots, leaves and blossoms. The perennials photographed in this newsletter were taken this week, either in the garden or in our open-sided greenhouses.

Happy Spring and happy digging! 

 

 

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