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Richie Steffen

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Seasonal Combo—Northwest

    1. ‘All Gold’ Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Zones: 5–8 Size: 12 to 15 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; fertile, well-drained soil…

  • Northwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Showy Shrubs – Northwest

    1. Paloma Blanca Euonymus  Euonymus japonicus ‘Lankveld03’ Zones: 6–9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide in 10 years Conditions: Partial shade; moist, fertile, well-drained…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Northwest

    1. ‘The Giant’ Autumn Crocus Name: Colchicum ‘The Giant’ Zones: 4–8 Size: Flowers 8 to 10 inches tall, foliage 12 to 15 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Shrubs For Shade – Northwest

    1. ‘Picturata’ Aucuba Name: Aucuba japonica ‘Picturata’ Zones: 7–10 Size: 5 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide in 10 years Conditions: Partial to full shade; prefers…

  • Design

    Regional Picks: Underused Perennials – Northwest

    1. Hardy Begonia Name: Begonia grandis Zones: 6–9 Size: 24 to 30 inches tall and wide Conditions: Morning sun or dappled shade; consistently moist, well-drained soil Native Range: Japan and…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Conifers For Gardens – Northwest

    Northwest   1. ‘Green Arrow’ Alaskan Cedar   Name: Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’ Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 1 foot wide and 15 feet tall in 10 years Conditions: Full…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Northwest

    1. Rusty Foxglove   Name: Digitalis ferruginea Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: Up to 4 feet tall (in flower) and 1 foot wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Northwest

    Northwest   1. Silver Mullein   Name: Verbascum bombyciferum Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3- to 4-foot-wide mounding rosettes with flower spikes to 6 feet tall Conditions: Plant…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Northwest

    1. ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Japanese Yew   Name: Taxus cuspidata ‘Dwarf Bright Gold’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size:5 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide…

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    Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Northwest

    1. Tracy’s Maidenhair Fern Name: Adiantum × tracyi Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size:12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions:Partial shade; rich, well-drained soil with occasional watering…