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The star of garden scents.
Trachelospermum jasminoides: Star or Confederate Jasmine

The star of fragrance, Jasmine is one of the first plants that comes to mind when one thinks of sweet garden scents. A single jasmine vine can perfume an entire room or garden.

The evergreen vine is prized for its very fragrant, star shaped white flowers. Train the vine on posts, walls or trellises, or use as a fast growing groundcover. Add a Star Jasmine to your patio, terrace or entry where the fragrance can be enjoyed. The vine also makes a superb summer container plant.

Native to Japan & China – Sweetly fragrant white star flowers cover the plant in June and appear sporadically thru summer into fall. Leaves are glossy dark and evergreen and sometimes turn dark red in winter. Twining growth attaches to trellises and arbors to form a very nice evergreen screen. If allowed to lie on the ground instead of climbing, the plant forms a dense ground cover.

Star Jasmine grows at a moderate pace, 12-18”/year which makes it easy to care for once it has filled the required space. Grown as a vine it can reach 10-12’ tall x 4’ wide. Treated as a ground cover it will grow 18” tall x 5’ wide.

Full sun to bright shade (the north side of a house for example is ok, but not stuck under a dark tunnel of holly trees). Looks fine when exposed to temperatures of 20-25f, may lose leaves at 15f and die if exposed to cooler temperatures. It is usually just fine in Portland.

Want to learn about more varieties Jasmine? Visit our Jasmine Feature page!


Bring on the Hummingbirds!
Lonicera heckrotii: Goldflame Honeysuckle

Hummingbirds love their honey and no better place to get it than from a honeysuckle vine. We're stocked with Goldflame Honeysuckle and it's a great time to get one started! Wind around a post or trellis with a good view to watch the birds!

Hot pink flower buds open to gold flowers with heavenly scent from May thru frost followed by red fruit that birds love. Purple new leaves turn blue-green in summer and drop in winter. Grows fast to 15’, larger in time. Likes full sun, regular water and a strong structure to grow on. Hardy to USDA zone 4, -30° to -20° f

Read more about the top 5 honeysuckle vines on our Lonicera Feature page.

honeysuckle vine

A little bit about hops

Hops, Humulus lupulus, are fast-growing herbaceous perennial vines that grow from the ground to 25’ in the span of one season. They can be very useful for providing a screen, and their flowers are quite decorative.

In addition to their decorative qualities, hops flowers are an ingredient in the beer brewing process. The alpha-acid content provides bitterness to beer, and the natural antibiotics lupulon and humulon keep bacteria from growing during brewing.

Provide strong support & ample space, rich soil and full sun. Z4-8.

We have Brewer's Gold, Cascade, Galena and many more. Download the full list.


Perennial Bloom Calendar

By following our Perennial Bloom Calendar, you can design a perennial garden that will provide four seasons of interest. For the most part, the showiest, most eye-catching plants in the nursery are for sale during their peak bloom time.

If you shop a few times throughout the seasons, you’ll see different plants blooming at different times. With a little planning, you can design a garden with four seasons of flowers. This guide aims to help. We have selected a number of common perennial flowering plants and mapped out their general flowering times.


Featured Events & Classes
Portland Nursery Classes

There are new classes all month long. They fill up quickly. Please REGISTER TODAY! We have done our best to only list available classes.

See our Classes Page for all CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DETAILS.

Raising and Caring for Mason Bees
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 29 • 11:00am
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Attracting Pollinators to the Fruit Tree Garden
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 29 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Mushroom Cultivation
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 4 • 2:30-4pm
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Celebrate the Spring Equinox
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • Sunday, April 5 • 11:00 – 12:30pm
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Grow Your Own Mushrooms
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • April 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Vegetable Gardening 101
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Garden Remodeling
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • April 12 • 1:00-2:00pm
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