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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines that flourish in a variety of garden settings throughout the country.

Alstroemeria violacea Yellow Friendship eryngium sea holly geranium brookside sanguisorba officianalis kniphofia torch lily red hot poker
stipa feather grass pillar of smoke
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salvia sage Halmiocistus Merrist Wood Cream Xanthoceras sorbifolium yellowhorn Aster x frikartii Mšnch

Photos: Marion Brenner, Jessica Alexis Friedland, Claire Takacs

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Latest News

Saturday Strolls & Plant Chat - August 29

Join us for a fun, informative guided tour of our colorful borders led by Deborah Whigham. Enjoy refreshments and take home great gardening ideas. 2-4:30pm - FREE!

Saturday Strolls & Plant Chat - September 12

Join us for a fun, informative guided tour of our colorful borders led by Deborah Whigham. Enjoy refreshments and take home great gardening ideas. 2-4:30pm - FREE!

Saturday Strolls & Plant Chat - September 26

Join us for a fun, informative guided tour of our colorful borders led by Deborah Whigham. Enjoy refreshments and take home great gardening ideas. 2-4:30pm - FREE!

Fall Dog-Gone Super Plant Sale - October 9, 10 & 11

Discover an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many rate beauties and water-wise toughies, at a savings! Stroll our delightful display plantings Saturday: light refreshments & guided tour at 2pm October 9, 10 & 11 10am - 5pm

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

staff favorite plant

Our favorite plant this week: We love Geranium 'Bevan's Variety' for it's deer tolerant and stalwart habit, which sports richly colored, long blooming summer flowers. Named for the thick fleshy rhizomes by which it spreads, ‘Bevan’s Variety’ is one of the best ground cover plants for shady areas. Flourishing year after year in our older border with early flowering Brunnera and Euphorbia ‘Great Dixter’. Bearing clusters of intensely colored dark magenta flowers and decorative deep red sepals above soft green aromatic foliage.

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You'll find a diverse selection of unusual plants
in these and many other genera in the Digging Dog site:

Featured genera page
Achillea
Aster
Campanula
Crocosmia
Euphorbia
Geranium
Nepeta
Kniphofia
Penstemon
Salvia
Miscanthus
Heaths & Heathers
Cistus
Hydrangea
Lavender
Viburnum
Alstroemeria
Aquilegia
Corydalis
Verbascum

Complete list of plants:

Perennials: 1    2    3 Grasses Shrubs Trees & Vines

Browse our online catalog:

Perennials A-An
Perennials An-Az
Perennials B-C
Perennials D-E
Perennials F-G
Perennials H-I
Perennials J-M
Perennials N-P
Perennials R-S
Perennials T-Z
Grasses A-D
Grasses E-Z
Shrubs A-G
Shrubs H-Z
Trees & Vines

Find plants to suit your conditions



Digging Dog Nursery is a family-owned nursery and mail-order business situated on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Our nursery offers healthy and vigorous plants grown in our own custom potting mix that includes a sterilized sandy loam. We propagate the majority of the plants we sell.

For more than 20 years we have been offering a selection of tried and true garden performers, as well as many unique and easily grown varieties that emphasize long blooming periods, and year-round appeal with an array of buds, blooms, seedheads, berries, intriguing foliage or bark.

In the following pages, you will find a versatile and extraordinary collection—a plethora of plants for formal or informal spaces, as well as naturalized meadows, shady woodland areas, Mediterranean and water-wise gardens, the rockery, and even some market plantings with a focus on fresh or dried arrangements.

You can order plants from our website, from our printed catalog, by phone, or come visit our nursery. Our nursery is open to visitors seasonally.

Fall/Winter Hours::

Monday : by appointment

Tues., Thurs.,Fri. & Sat. 10:30–4

Wed. 8:30–12:30

Sunday: closed

Please call 707-937-1130 if you'd like to visit at another time.

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Digging Dog Nursery

a mail order plant nursery
on the Mendocino Coast of California

31101 Middle Ridge Rd., Albion, CA 95410
phone: (707) 937-1130



website by Garth Hagerman