Tag: Bulbs

Fritillaria pudica

Of the 50 plus species that exist throughout the northern hemisphere, Fritillaria pudica is one of only eight which are found in the Pacific Northwest.  Also known as yellowbells, this small member of the lily family grows in arid sage-brush steppe habitat, east of the Cascade range from British Columbia south into northern California and in the inter-mountain […]

Brodiaea coronaria

One of about 14 species of Brodiaea, all native to western North America, Brodiaea coronaria, or Crown Brodiaea, is a showy corm-forming perennial.  Its violet or purple flower is an upright bell-shaped tube or umbel up to 1″ long. It has free lobes which rise from a leafless stem, or scape, 4 to 10 inches long. Brodiaea coronaria flowers […]

Triteleia ixioides

Triteleia ixioides, or prettyface, is a member of the lily family and is one of about 15 species all native to western North America, and primarily California.  Also known as golden brodiaea, this is an incredibly versatile plant which grows from southwestern Oregon south through most of California all the way to the Mexico border.  […]

Trillium albidum

Giant white trillium, sometimes called giant white wakerobin is a common sight in shaded forests of Oregon and California during the early spring.  Usually found growing in dappled light, on nutrient rich slopes, Trillium albidum appears elegant in low growing clumps of large green leaf-like bracts, and brilliant white flowers.   The scientific name easily breaks […]

Fritillaria affinis

We love Fritillarias!  Especially this one, because of it’s modest beauty and easy temperament. We sell this species in containers throughout the year and as bulbs starting in the fall.  If planting bulbs, it is best to plant this time of year, although they can overwinter in cold storage until the time of planting before summer warmth […]

Digger: “Helping the bulb go on”-Marty Wingate

In the current edition of Digger, Sevenoaks was highlighted as one of the few nurseries that grow a variety of native bulbs.   In the article, Helping the bulb go on, written by Marty Wingate, a well-known garden blogger, author and master gardener, she explains what an under valued part of the garden native bulbs are.  To […]

Greenroof-Oregon State University

Recently we donated plants including wetland rushes and sedges, herbaceous perennials, and many flowering bulbs to a greenroof project at Oregon State University through the Crop and Soil Science Department.  We assisted in the planting day, and have been back a few times to check on progress.  Our plants have been used in other greenroofs […]