Stock Number: 65082
Small columns completely studded by arched thick fat leaves of gray to pea-green. Quite unique appearance and quite tolerant of very low humidity. An unusual and vigorous hybrid from Australia of Astroloba deltoidea x an Aloe species forming thick overlapping blunt leaves with olive freckling. Rare compact beauty of ea...
Stock Number: 65643
Beautiful thick stacks of elaborately jewel-like work "inlaid" leaves. The silver of the dark striated thick leaf centers are quite ornately dotted platinum, each thick gray green leaf is also mottled beneath--indicative of its Aloe parent; the whorled hard surfaced upreaching habit suggests the Astroloba bloodline. Ve...
Stock Number: 41334
"Lemon Verbena" stiff stems carry fragrant lemon-scented toothed leaves; panicles of tiny white flowers. Tropical herb from Argentina and Chile perhaps better known as Lippia citridora. A sedative also used for fevers; The oil is noted for its insecticidal & bactericidal qualities. Cool very bright greenhouse cultu...
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Stock Number: 53001
Rhizomatous "Katsumada's Galangal" with closely bunched stems sheathed with slim fragrant leaves; waxy white blossom richly fragrant; followed by seeds (called Tsao Tou Kou) used to treat spleen and stomach problems, used also to control vomiting. An elegant slim species shared with us by the late Cindy Riviere from he...
Stock Number: 53064
"Ripple leaved Ginger" Extremely puckered and quilted lance leaves in opposite ranks. Mature 2' stalk is topped with a cone shaped flower head.
Stock Number: 53066
A striated sport discovered by Dale Wagner in a clump of what the Hawaiians call 'zerumbel'--however, this is evergreen, topping out at eighteen feet for us with a terminal richly scented delicately colored pendant inflorescence. An enormous variegated specimen in time; attempts at dwarfing this clumping drama in a con...
Stock Number: 53005
Used in China for treating infections; here for the strikingly beautiful dark leathery slim leaves striped and slashed with rich yellow. This "Variegated Shell Ginger" constitutes a very handsome evergreen gradually clumping plant tolerating adverse house conditions--where, unlike its Zingiber cousins, the foliage is m...
Stock Number: 53058
Clumping showy ginger with fluted, seersuckered leaves dramatically chevroned with alternate wide cream and slim lime bands. May be A. formosana 'Pinstripe.' While tolerant of harsher conditions as a houseplant; most dramatic and successful for us only in the high humidity and constant warmth of the warm tropical green...
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Stock Number: 11438
"Australian Tree Fern" Young plants present a spreading canopy of metallic deep green arching fronds supported by a cinnamon trunk; eventually a massive stunning specimen. Although we recommend greenhouse culture in our climate, some customers have successfully grown this as a house or large Wardian Case specimen, alwa...
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Stock Number: 54554
Remarkable "Frosted Peruvian Lily" The elegant clusters of tubular cinnamon flowers are the final over-the-top gesture by this upright stemmed plant with such brilliantly white tipped foliage. The gradually widening clusters of this most showy Andean have proven winter hardy here in Zone 6 with adequate winter mulch. B...
Stock Number: 32500
While the true "Red Parrot Plant" may no longer be in actual cultivation, this cultivar from Dale Huddleson sports coppery green flame leaves with red tones; pink centers with purplish veins and wine colored splashes. Very slow growing until the heat of the summer.
Stock Number: 66878
Strongly mounding bright basil green looker with each leaf wildly slashed with pink and magenta highlights--a natural as a basic container companion, soon forming a wide open shrublet of marvelous colors easily blending diverse plants types and colors in any combination; midwinter strawfls at petioles adds to the appea...
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Stock Number: 42125
Very tiny leaved selection with grayish green foliage thickly held in petite conical mounds. Marvelous very small plants with congested down curved leaves nonetheless are stalwart growers; absolutely marvelous in any terrarium landscape--no one will guess the genus of this elfin critter. We will send this slow growing ...
Stock Number: 40025
"Christmas Clover" has deep maroon leaves accented by masses of long-lasting ivory popcorn flowerheads lasting all winter-- thus also called "False Globe Amaranth." Old traditional houseplant, a favorite for its prolific winter display; but newly popular for its ease of culture in adding a quick splash of unabashed pur...
Stock Number: 54470
Twiggy bushy mound of showy foliage; this "find" of Dorothy Bonitz seems to produce more lime and pink tones on wider leaves than the familiar 'aureo-nana'. Much more compact and upright mounding than the prostrate 'Gold Threads'.
Stock Number: 56546
Marvelous tuffet of very slim yellow leaves--the "Golden Calico Plant" makes a perfect windowsill pot plant, an excellent addition to the small windowbox or urn; even a wonderful "dot" plant for the small scale summer border, or for hiding that blank space in your rockery left by dormant spring bulbs.
Stock Number: 53714
Excellent tuffets of slim scarlet purple thread leaves--very attractive, yet easy container plant. Perhaps the most popular of the tribe with our customers as it lends itself unstintingly to a myriad of necessary design tasks from topiaries to urns, from windowsill pots to summer rockery covers for dormant spring bulbs...
Stock Number: 55515
Low growing wide spreading "Golden Calico Plant" with very broad solid chartreuse leaves turning bright yellow in full sun when used as a dramatic bedding subject. Very popular, but extremely intolerant of chill if kept too damp in the winter.
Stock Number: 32503
Carmine bronze ribbon leaves emerge whitish gold then develop a bright bronzy tone as the leaves become more diamond shaped. Petite yet quite easy, forming a very regular pyramidal shape. Certainly the best self-formed dense self-clumping cultivar of the tribe. Popular as a terrarium accent; always popular as a petite ...
Stock Number: 54603
Very low carpeting "Puckered Parrot" with clusters of wide very quilted deep green leaves accented with small white straw textured bracts tucked among the foliage year 'round. Much used at Disney World for its richly toned dimpled flat leaves are perfect in the topiary gardens; also popular as a "dot" plant in tropical...
Stock Number: 58461
The truly "Miniature Calico Plant" with tiny elongated maroon and purpled red leaf pairs tightly packed on branching erect stemlets--forming tuffets of reddish bronze in full sun. Forms a wide tightly growing mound without pinching. Certainly the darling of terrarium designers.
Stock Number: 41845
Marvelous "Pygmy Parrotleaf" with very delicate-appearing spatulate rose-colored leaves forming a lilac cloud of foliage on the twiggy bushy plantlets; very distinctive lilac tone rendered quite delicate in tone by the filigreed character of the thin leaves closely intersticed--nonetheless an easily grown, quite vigoro...
Stock Number: 41926
Very congested flattened buns of lovely tiny puckered leaves brightly margined bold white. Incredible Indian cultivar famous for fooling plant show judges who cannot believe this is cousin to the "Calico/ Parrot" tribe! The most successful way to introduce a patch of white in your terrarium, your fairy garden, or tropi...
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Stock Number: 54522
"Water Amaranth" Slim purple leaves on branching plant popular in aquatic gardens. Also known as A. sessilis, "Scarlet Hygrophila" Also offered as a. reineckii--as this suggests, a very popular water garden and bedding plant of uncertain origin; most dramatic as a hanging basket item, or (as is quite low statured) a ca...
Stock Number: 58416
"Margined Water Amaranth" Low carpeting habit with each pair of long oval leaves brightly margined white; produces typical white strawflowers late in the season. Perfect in baskets and excellent spilling over in window boxes.
Stock Number: 51710
Low spreading (or cascading) carpet of glossy crisped wide leaves of metallic purplish tones. Quite attractive combined with container or windowbox groupings--do not confuse this with the far more narrow leaved A. polygonoides. Popular for rich color and rapid growth rate. This is available in seed catalogues from time...
Stock Number: 40026
Heavily branched stemlets of this "Ocean Froth" plant bear dainty leaves splashed brilliant white. Truly a "White Wonder." Flower inflorescence a froth of white--incredible as house plant, greenhouse showoff, and outdoor summer container accent. (AND: the skirt of Snow White at Disneyworld.)
Stock Number: 58420
Rare tropical "naked Lady Hybrid" an outstanding bigeneric cross between Amaryllis belladonna and a Brunsvigia species with late summer umbels of showy fragrant funnel shaped blossoms emerging with white petals fading to pink. Strap leaves appear only during the winter. Needs full light and careful fertilizing to bloom...
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Stock Number: 51008
Received from the USDA as "Amaryllis belladona"--probably Z8 winter hardy. After the late fall and winter month's large distichous strap leaved foliage dies down in early summer; eventually mature bulbs produce solitary nodding rich pink waxy trumpet shaped flower clusters early fall. Not the common winter hardy ...
Stock Number: 30582
"Voo Doo Bulb" or "Umbrella Arum" from SE Asia. Fingered, whorl-crescent lf over purple-spotted petiole (the hollow stalk); fetid liver-purple spathe; edible corms (preparation, however, remains obscure in the literature). Also known as "Devil's Tongue" or "Leopard Palm," this is winter hardy for us here in Z6 in a ver...