HardyTropicals PO. Box 183 Chimacum, WA 98325 360.531.0804

All of the plants offered from hardytropicals are gown on site.

All orders are handled from start to finish by one person and most often are shipped the same day.

The exception on shipping is we no longer ship plants out on Thursday because of the potential of prolonged shipping time

Perennials for tropical effects

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Perennials offered by

Not all plants are offered in mail order sizes, please check the on-line catalog page for availability.

New plants for the planting season 2010 include new Agapanthus cultivars, Hellebores


Agapanthus africanus (zones 7-9 height to 48") "African Lilly" evergreen (to about 10 F) strap leaves that are generally up to 15 inches tall. The sturdy flower stems extend to as much as 48 inches with round umbels of blue or white trumpet shaped flowers in mid summer. Price= $10.00
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NEW 2010 Plants:

Agapanthus africanus 'Blue Heaven' (P.P. 14989) (zones 7-9 height to 36 ") A new introduction from Holland which raises the bar in blue flowered Agapanthus breeding. Boasting large blue flowers on 36 inch stems in not that unusual BUT re-blooming from June thru September! Price= $15.00 :)

Agapanthus africanus 'Purple Cloud' (zones 7-9 height to 60 ") A rare variety of African lilly with purple-black flower buds which open mid-summer forming weeping purple-blue flowers on 5 foot tall stems. Price= $15.00 :)

Agapanthus africanus 'White Heaven' (P.P. 15811) (zones 7-9 height to 48 ") Extrem;y large pure white flowers -up to 10 inches- reaching up to 48 inches above the mound of glossy green leaves. Price= $15.00 :)

Agapanthus africanus 'Ella Mae' (P.P. 7297) (zones 7-9 height to 72") This lovely can boast about being possibly the tallest of Agapanthus flowers, reaching as tall as 6 1/2 feet. Flowers are dark blue. Price= $10.00 :)

Agapanthus africanus "Peter Pan" Dwarf form to 12" with blue flowers. Price= $10.00 :)

Agapanthus africanus "Summer gold" Bright gold variegated leaves, with medium blue flowers. New introduction, great pot plant. Price= $15.00


Tuberous perennials from Africa, Asia and North America. Arisaema boast ornamental leaves and stems with some what bizarre flowers. Best results are when grown in part shade.

Arisaema dracontium (zones 4-9 height to 30") Mottled petiole growing to about 30" Produces a light green hooded spathe in late spring-early summer. Brilliant red orange berries in later summer. Price= 7.00 :)

Arisaema triphyllum (zones 4-9 height to 24") Hooded spathe is green, maroon or green maroon striped. Usually has 2 trifoliate leaves. Price= 7.00 :)


The 'King of Lilies" (C. giganteum can have its flowers reach as much as 10 tall) are from the Himalayas, China, and Japan. Large shiny heart shaped leaves can reach up to 18+" long. The monocarpic bulbs (once flowering) take 5-7 years to bloom.

Cardiocrinum giganteum (zones 5-8 height to 10') The fragrant trumpet shaped flowers cream in color can be up to 6 inches long. Applying a balanced fertilizer will help produce offsets. Our bulbs are approximately 4 years old, possibly blooming next season! Price= $15.00 :)


Darmara peltata (zones 5-9 height to 6') A native to the Pacific Northwest. In early spring the deeply lobed leaves emerge just before fairly tall pink flower spikes. Leaves up to 24 inches across. Sun or part shade. Price= $15.00 :)
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Darmara peltata "Nana" (zones 5-9 height to 4') Do Not have space for the larger form? Same flowers, quite large leaves but only getting to about 4 feet. In early spring the deeply lobed leaves emerge just before fairly tall pink flower spikes. Leaves up to 20 inches across. Sun or part shade. Price= $15.00 :)


Cultivated primarily for their handsome foliage, Gunnera's originate from moist areas in Africa, Australasia, and South America. Sizes very from mat forming ground covers with leaves 2-3 inches to dramatic leaves up to 6 feet across on 8 foot tall petioles.

Gunnera manicata (zones 7-10) " Dinosaur food " from South America; with a range extending from Columbia to Brazil. While it is best to plant Gunneras in moist places I have seen people succeed with heavy irrigation. Leaves are up to 6 feet across on as much as 8 foot long petioles. In hotter climates grow in shade. Price= $15.00 :)
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Petasites japonicus (zones 5-9 height to 6') Butter bur or often called Fuki. From Korea, China and Japan, flowers emerge in late winter before the 3 foot wide leaves that are on 3 to 6 foot long petioles. Price= $10.00 :)
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Petasites japonicus "Variegata" Same large leaves but with bold cream-white variegation, needing deeper shade to look best. Price= $18.00 :)


Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguim' (zones 5-9) Often refered as Chinese Rhubarb or ornamental rhubarb boosts leaves reaching up to 3 feet across topped spires of bright red-pink flowers which can be up to 5 feet tall. The leaves unfold in deep maroon shades giving way to green with red backsides. Price= $10.00 :)


Features large, palmate or pinnate leaves often bronze tinted. The course leaves in many cases have a late season coloring of red's and browns. Topped by tall white to reddish flower spikes in summer. Zone 4-8.

Rodgersia aesculifolia (zones 5-8) Clump forming with palmate leaves very similar to horse chestnut tree. Summer flowers white or pinkish. Price= $10.00 :)

Rodgersia henrici (zones 5-8) Leaves emerge a chocolate brown and soon go to green. Reddish-pink flowers in summer Price= $10.00 :)

Rodgersia pinnata (zones 5-8) Heavily textured palmate leaves with tints of bronze. Pinkish flowers in summer. Price= $10.00 :)

Rodgersia pinnata 'Alba' (zones 5-8) Heavily textured palmate leaves with tints of bronze. White flowers in summer. Price= $10.00 :)

Rodgersia pinnata 'Fireworks’ (zones 5-8) Heavily textured palmate leaves with tints of bronze. Nice red flowers in summer. Price= $12.00 :)


The first 1 gallon container is $10.00. Each additional container is $4.50 more. Use the contact page to inquire about larger pots shipping prices.


Since 1997 I having grown several varieties of Trachycarpus from seed, including fortunei, latisectus, and takil, the clear winner in terms of hardiness is not yet sorted out the looser is.. Read more about my trials in growing palms from seed