Stock Number: 50502
"Pinstriped Inch Plant" native to central Mexico. Beautiful dark slate green leaves with trim silvery-tan parallel stripes clasping mat-forming fat stems. Somewhat longer & darker leaves than Ballyii, but also needing the succulent culture of Ballyii & Cyanotis. Flourishes with full light and perfect drainage. ...
Stock Number: 50503
Formerly Spironema or Tradescantia dracaenoides--the latter providing a good take on the foliage as mimic. Upright cupped whorls of purple-edged leaves give character of "False Bromeliad"; multiple cascading runners effective in hanging basket use. Vigorous Mexican native with scented spiderwort flowers on impressively...
Stock Number: 50504
Impressive glossy leaves banded in bold ochre-gold. Striking sight as the cascading succulent stems clasped by these bold jade like leaves liven up any urn, windowbox or hanging basket. The species name reflects the unusual scent of the "Spiderwort" flowers occassionally produced mid winter on impressively branched inf...
Stock Number: 50511
Dense mats of waxy succulent lime-green leaves & tiny eggshell- blue flowers; although this beautiful glossy beauty remains the most commonly grown basket plant of the spiderworts, this species is still unidentified! Quite content grown in full sun and thus a natural for growing as a low cover on moss topiaries and...
Stock Number: 50512
Tiny glossy "Pink Button" leaves striped or fully pink and cream--be sure to remove any solid green reversions which will quickly overwhelm the more fragile variegated sections. Marketed as 'Bianca' in Europe; sometimes this is confused with the much larger statured Tradescantia 'Laekenensis Rainbow' in the wholesale t...
Stock Number: 50501
Tightly whorled heads of purple-toned leaves with striking wide white bands on thick succulent running stems; showy basket subject; outstanding in urns and windowboxes to cascade down in dramatic color.
Formerly offered as Callisia congesta
Stock Number: 71300
This hybrid of 'Carolina All Spice' (C. Floridus) is larger saturated and much larger flowered- yet the brownish maroon blossoms seems less fragrant than the species. Needs good drainage and good light.
Stock Number: 50510
Variegated " Mexican Flag" Dramatic spriral whorls often up to twelve inch leaves cling to erect bamboo like stiated stalks. The white spiderwort flower clusters will brighten any conservatory.
Stock Number: 50509
Bamboo-like stalks topped with stepladder-whorls of glossy leaves highlighted with narrow white mint steaks; this popular selection by Frieling here at the GHW is less spectacular than 'Mexican Flag," but is more tolerant of shade and cold; this form will do well in your indoor plant room. Perhaps a Dichorisandra, poss...
Stock Number: 89137
Broad pyramidal "Trumpet Vine" with spreading branches with rich yellow-gold variegated pinnate leaves. Quite impressive delicate specimen given good sun and ample space. These are starter sized plants.
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Stock Number: 70227
"Trumpet Vine" hybrid of grandiflora x radicans; aerial rootlets anchor creeping vines with pairs of pinnate leaves & terminal clusters of brassy salmon-red trumpet flowers enjoyed by all Hummingbirds. This hybrid blooms for many months each year once it is established.
Stock Number: 10102
"String Fern" Resembles the difficult shoestring fern (Vittaria), but this is a far easier culture. Still a slow grower though; . Fronds are up to twelve inches long. Close clumping fern with the very narrow dark toned "fronds" arching out like an explosion over the slowly expanding woody surface "feet."
Stock Number: 11446
"Crested American Strap Fern" Slowly creeping rootstock anchors papery-textured erect fronds of bright green topped with elaborate tasselling; striking clone from collector Jack Craig. This is extremely slow to increase, so best check with us for availability before ordering. Very good choice for a crested footed fern ...
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Stock Number: 66889
Semi-aquatic "Feurzauber" forms a tight tall 5'+ clump of very stunning burgundy black leaves topped by petite scarlet (fading to salmon) flowers. Does well as bog or container subject (especially as does not go dormant), maintaining dramatic burnished chestnut foliar color even in high shade. Outstanding in the summer...
Stock Number: 41510
"Bangkok indian Shot" or "Pretoria Canna" Spectacular garden canna cultivar forming dramatic clumps of brightly striped green and butter yellow leaves topped by heads of large orange flowers. Blooms in winter greenhouse as has no real dormancy cycle. We suggest to those interested in research that a quick look in the i...
Stock Number: 80009
New for 2013. "Star Sedge" or "Gray Sedge" Low growing attractive tufts of grassy green topped with attractively inflated peringynia sought after for dried arrangements; modest garden subject with remarkable "mace" headed seedheads. Zones 5-9 best.
Stock Number: 88775
Tightly clumping "Cream Sedge" forms jewel like tuffets of glossy leathery slim blades with far wider cream-ivory margins than the similarly vigorous 8" tall cultivar 'Variegata.' Z5 treasure for bog, border, or small container. Availability can be limited--check before ordering in quantities.
Stock Number: 71110
A selection of the very hardy very evergreen "Ebony Grass" with bright white margins on the short leathery leaves held in very tight clumps--grows well in sun or shade. Hard to find species performing as well in our uncertain climate--keeps its contrasty foliage with less winter burning than any other variegated sedge ...
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Stock Number: 40099
Vigorous clone of "Natal Plum: with nearly rounded leathery leaves thickly placed on the nearly spineless stems; much used in large bonsai especially for the corky barks on mature trunks. Must have sunlight, evenly moist soil and adequate fertilizer to work well as a pot plant.
Stock Number: 40100
The "Weeping Natal Plum" for limber stems cascade straight down with carpets of tiny leathery oval leaves; remarkable as a basket or wall subject in north; carpeting groundcover in subtropic climates. But most sought after as a subject for a bonsai cascade styles. We have admired old specimens grown in half pots mounte...
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Stock Number: 40101
Compact; prostrate rigid stems; reduced spines; pinwheel flowers produce edible fruit; used in Japanese cascade bonsai as 'Naikoku-ume'; still uncommon in USA. Stems held in rigid horizontal planes, not weeping like 'Green Cascade.'
Stock Number: 40102
"Variegated Natal Plum" Coin-size waxy leaves with brilliant creamy white margins on compactly growing shrub; pinwheel fl pure white. One of the best houseplants with white variegation covered by a wax surface sufficient to prevent burning in a low humidity environment. Very slow growing. Very desirable.
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Stock Number: 40106
"Fukien Tea" Handsome woody stems with tiny glossy blackish green leaves having minute hairs; starry blossoms (typically starting in late winter) followed by bright red berries. Excellent indoor bonsai subject; from Japan where still best known as Erethia buxifolia. Do not try to grow in a low humidity locations as wil...
Stock Number: 71261
"Golden Leaved Blue Spiraea" From England comes this golden lime (fading to ocher in fall) foliaged shrub with late blue flowers tinged lilac.
Stock Number: 71727
Elegant stems cloaked with very bright white edged leaves - remarkably scorch proof in full sun - and lined with clusters of "Blue Mist" flowers starting in August. Our last winters have been severe, yet this beautiful clone has re-emerged vigorously each spring.
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Stock Number: 70058
Golden-leaved form of "Southern Catalpa" with pyramidal panicles of white tubular blossoms with yellow spots in rows oversprinkled with purple spots. Quite a remarkable tropical effect can be achieved with this in the northern garden--especially when the very showy clusters of blossoms are open over the new pinkish gol...
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Stock Number: 54547
"Purple Feathers Plant" From seed collected by Charles Malden Fitch at Cambodian temples.The upright decorative dusky purple foliage is topped by many candles of six inch slim plumes of bicolored violet flowers. Use in annual displays or as a novelity in your winter greenhouse.
Stock Number: 40107
"Brazilian Button Flower" of Victorian gardens. Serrate leaves scented of pineapple, and thus newly marketed as the "Pineapple Sangria Plant"; quite showy bluish-lavender button flowers resembling tiny Canadian Thistle blossoms, thus also called the "Martinique Batchelor's Button." Easy culture with bright light, thus ...
Stock Number: 70690
"Chinese Plum Yew" Spreading bush-form; tapering leaves spread horizontally form branches. Ours is the Dawes Arboretum Clone, thus obviously hardier than Zone 6. Handsome choice dark conifer thriving even in high shade under water robbing mature trees.
Stock Number: 60913
Very miniature very deep green upright fat fluted columns freely branch and offset to suggest wee castle tops. Easily grown in a sunny windowsill by children of all ages.