Designs by Notestein
Notestein's Nursery
Call (352) 372-2107 for an appointment
  Japanese magnolia

AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED, all the plants shown on this and the other two Designs by Notestein pages are from Jim Notestein's nursery. While the plants' beauty and quality are apparent, the photos illustrate another important consideration that isn't so obvious. These are not pampered houseplants that received a lot of TLC to keep them happy and healthy. All these plants were grown outdoors under normal conditions, so you can be confident that they're well-adapted to our local climate.

    As stated earlier, Jim Notestein maintains a nursery so he can provide the highest quality native and appropriate non-native plants for his garden design clients. In other words, the nursery isn't for retail, over-the-counter sale of plants. However, if you're interested in particular plants listed below, but don't need garden design services, call Jim at (352) 372-2107 to discuss your needs and set up an appointment to come by.

Polyploid daylily     The lists below contain the varieties of plants that he grows in significant quantities.

    "Notestein Specials" — plants that are hard to find, but are distinctive and well-adapted — are shown in boldface in the list below.

    You'll also notice that he has extensive selections of native plants, gingers, and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs.


Aluminum plantPilea cadierei
AmaryllisAmaryllis species
Blue-eyed grassSisyrinciumYes
Bromeliads (cold-hardy)Billbergia species
Canna, hybridCanna, hybrid
Canna, yellowCanna flaccidaYes
Carpet bugleweedAjuga reptans
Cast-iron plantAspidistra elatior
CoralberryArdisia crenata
Crinum lilyCrinum asiaticum
Crinum, purple leafCrinum X amabile
Crinum, runningCrinum
CrocosmiaCrocosmia crocosmiflora
DaylilyHemerocallis species
Elephant earAlocasia species
Fern, asparagusAsparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
Fern, BostonNephrolepis exaltata
Fern, leather-leafRumohra adiantiformis
Fern, resurrectionPolypodium polypodioidesYes
Fern, woodsDryopterisYes
Ginger, blueDichorisandra thyrsiflora
Ginger, butterflyHedychium coronarium
Ginger, pine coneZingiber zerumbet
Ginger, redHedychium greenei
ImpatiensImpatiens species
Iris, African whiteDietes iridioides
Iris, African yellowDietes bicolor
Iris, blue flagIris virginicaYes
Iris, LouisianaIris speciesYes
Iris, orchid walkingNeomarica longifolia
Iris, yellow flagIris pseudacorusYes
Iris, yellow walkingTrimezia martinicensis
Jasmine, ConfederateTrachelospermum jasminoides
Lily of the NileAgapanthus africanus
Lily, AugustLilium formosanum
Lily, blackberryBelamcanda chinensis
Lily, gloryGloriosa rothschildiana
Lily, rainZephyranthes speciesYes
Lily, St. ChristopherCrinum jagus
Liriope / lily turfLiriope muscari 'Big Blue'
Liriope, evergreen giantLiriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant'
Liriope, variegatedLiriope muscari 'Variegated Giant'
Liriope, webster wideleafLiriope muscari 'Webster Wideleaf'
Mondo grassOphiopogon japonicus
Mondo grass, dwarfOphiopogon japonicus 'Dwarf'
Orchid cactusEpiphyllum species
Palm grassCurculigo capitulata
PapyrusCyperus papyrus
Papyrus, dwarfCyperus isocladus
Persian shieldStrobilanthes dyeranus
Philippine violetBarleria cristata
Sedum, starSedum sarmentosum
Society garlicTulbaghia violacea

Ruffled daylily


CoontieZamia pumilaYes
Palm, cabbageSabal palmettoYes
Palm, chinese fanLivistona chinensis
Palm, European fanChamaerops humilis
Palm, pindoButia capitata
Sago palmCycas revoluta


Althea/rose of SharonHibiscus syriacus
Anise, yellowIllicium parviflorum
AucubaAucuba japonica
Azalea, dwarfRhododendron obtusum
Azalea, shrubRhododendron simsii
Banana shrubMichelia fuscata
BeautyberryCallicarpa americanaYes
BottlebrushCallistemon rigidus
Boxwood, JapaneseBuxus microphylla
Boxwood, KoreanBuxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
Bridal wreathSpiraea cantoniensis
CamelliaCamellia japonica
Camellia (fragrant)Camellia sasanqua
CleyeraCleyera japonica
Confederate roseHibiscus mutabilis
Coral bean/Cherokee beanErythrina herbaceaYes
False cypressChamaecyparis obtusa
FirespikeOdontonema strictum
Fringe, ChineseLoropetalum chinense
GardeniaGardenia jasminoides
Gardenia, dwarfGardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'
Hawthorn, pink uprightRaphiolepis hybrid 'Majestic Beauty'
Hawthorn, white IndianRaphiolepis indica 'Alba'
Heavenly bambooNandina domestica
Holly, BurfordIlex cornuta 'Burfordii'
Holly, ChineseIlex cornuta 'Rotunda'
Holly, dwarf yauponIlex vomitoria 'Schillings'Yes
Holly, yauponIlex vomitoriaYes
Hydranga, oak leafHydrangea quercifoliaYes
HydrangeaHydrangea macrophylla
Juniper, blue PfitzerJuniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
Ligustrum, round-leafLigustrum
Ligustrum, variegatedLigustrum sinensis 'Variegata'
Ligustrum, wavy-leafLigustrum recurvifolia
Ligustrum, wax-leafLigustrum japonicum
Ligustrum, yellow-tipLigustrum howardii
Mahonia, grape hollyMahonia fortunei
Mahonia, leatherleafMahonia bealei
Pittosporum, greenPittosporum tobira
Pittosporum, variegatedPittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
Red-tip photiniaPhotinia X fraseri
Silverthorn, variegatedElaeagnus hybrid 'Ebbingei'
Tea oliveOsmanthus fragrans
ViburnumViburnum tinus
Viburnum, sandankwaViburnum suspensum
Viburnum, sweetViburnum odoratissimum
Viburnum, Walter'sViburnum obovatumYes
Wax myrtleMyrica ceriferaYes
Hidden ginger


Ash, greenFraxinus pennsylvanicaYes
Bamboo, blackPhyllostachys nigra
Bamboo, hedgeBambusa glaucescens
Banana, edibleMusa paradisica 'Mysore'
Bay, redPersea borboniaYes
Birch, riverBetula nigraYes
Cedar, southern redJuniperus silicicolaYes
Cherry, blackPrunus serotinaYes
China firCunninghamia lanceolata
Crepe myrtleLagerstroemia indica
Cypress, baldTaxodium distichumYes
Cypress, LeylandCupressocyparis leylandii
Dogwood, floweringCornus floridaYes
Dogwood, pagodaCornus alternifoliaYes
Elm, DrakeUlmus parvifolia
Elm, wingedUlmus alataYes
Fig, brown turkeyFicus carica 'Brown Turkey
Fringe treeChionanthus virginicusYes
HackberryCeltis laevigataYes
Hickory, pignutCarya glabraYes
Hickory, scrubCarya floridanaYes
Hickory, waterCarya aquaticaYes
Holly, AmericanIlex opacaYes
Holly, American x DahoonIlex hybridYes
Holly, DahoonIlex cassineYes
Holly, PalatkaIlex attenuata 'East Palatka'Yes
Holly, SavannahIlex attenuata 'Savannah'Yes
Laurel, cherryPrunus carolinianaYes
LoquatEribotrya japonica
Magnolia, JapaneseMagnolia X soulangiana
Magnolia, southernMagnolia grandifoliaYes
Maple, redAcer rubrumYes
Oak, laurelQuercus laurifoliaYes
Oak, liveQuercus virginianaYes
Oak, southern redQuercus shumardiiYes
Pine, longleafPinus palustrusYes
Plum, ChickasawPrunus augustifoiaYes
RedbudCercis canadensisYes
Sweetgum, AmericanLiquidamber styracifluaYes
Sweetgum, FormosanLiquidamber formosana
Sycamore / plane treePlatanus occidentalisYes
Tulip poplarLiriodendron tulipiferaYes
TungAleurites fordii
Willow, weepingSalix babylonica
WisteriaWisteria sinensis
Yew, JapanesePodocarpus macrophyllus

Red daylily

Photographs on this page, from the top:
Japanese magnolia (Magnolia X soulangiana);
polyploid daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid);
ruffled daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid);
spirea (Spirea thunbergii);
hidden ginger (Curcuma petiolata); and
maroon daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid).

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