Maurice’s Favorite Plants

At this years Portland Yard, Garden, and Patio Show Maurice was part of a panel where they discussed their favorite plants.  If you asked Maurice what his favorite plants are he would tell you he doesn’t have any.  He feels that there are plants that are better suited for certain situations.  There are also plants that he has had personal experiences with that make them more significant to him.  So any list of favorites is never a finished product.  Maurice eventually weaned down his choices to a small list that could be handed out during the forum.  Unfortunately, the handout for his talk on tubular flowers was given out instead.  So here is Maurice’s list for anyone who is interested along with links to the plants that we have on our website.


Eranthis hyemalis

Petunia – heirloom

Salvia x van houttei

Coleus – dark leaved forms many from Xera Plants



Dichelostemma ‘Pink Diamond’

Crocosmia ‘Zeal Tan’ and ‘Orangeade’

Eranthus hyemnalis

Salvia 'UC Pink'



Salvia ‘UC Pink’

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Alstromeria ‘Butterscotch’

Lathyrus vernus

Ceratostigma willmottianum ‘Palmgold’

Hosta plantaginea



Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenendoah’

Elymus magellanicus

Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’



Clematis ‘Negritianka’

Clematis crispa and ‘Princess Red’

Clematis ‘Rhapsody’

Clematis 'Rhapsody'

Clematis ‘Yūgiri’

Lonicera periclyminum ‘Late Dutch’

Clematis texensis



Grevillea victorae

Halimium pauanum

Arctostaphylos ‘Green Sphere’

Hydrangea serrata ‘Miyama Yae-Murasaki’

Hydrangea ‘Blue Billows’

Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki'


Dichroa febrifuga



Magnolia ‘Moon Glow’

Acer griseum

Magnolia ‘Ann’

Azara microphylla


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