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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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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

Search our catalog or find plants to suit your conditions


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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.


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Fall & Winter Hours:

Tues. 8:30am – 1pm
Wed.–Sat.: 10am–4pm;
closed Sunday


Latest News

Happy New Year

Thrilled by the prospect of fresh beginnings and another spring, we’d like you to know that the 2015 Digging Dog catalog, our 23rd edition, has been printed! With well over 90 diverse new offerings, plus many cherished older gems, this extraordinary collection of plants promises to delight, tantalize and inspire your horticultural interests, while assuring remarkable possibilities for an array of locales, including our drought-stricken Western states. If you’re already on our mailing list, be on the lookout for it’s arrival in the next couple of weeks. Or you may order a copy by clicking on the catalog link. Wishing you a great gardening year, and happy digging in 2015!

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

staff favorite plant

Our favorite plant this week. We love Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ because while the rest of the garden looks like winter, this plant looks like spring! From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.

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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