Stock Number: 59233
"Swallowtail Pipes" Leathery three lobed rounded batwing shaped leaves with pale ochre veins--beloved by Swallowtail Butterflies. Upfacing pale tubular flowers with bizarre reddish mahogany twisting tails. Easy to grow vine (indeed, as easy to grow as any Philodendron!) with sturdy foliage so attractive it need never b...
Stock Number: 88791
Impressive "Purple Thrift" with dark burgundy foliage (in full sun & skree) topped with deep pink flower heads. A most distinctive reddish purple tuffet for your trough or rock garden.
Stock Number: 80060
A true gem for rockery or trough: the cute rosy red globes of "Thrift" blossoms resemble mini lollipops over the stiff tiny needle like leaves--each margined bright cream--packed tightly in ever increasing dense hemispheres. Too, too, cute. But remember not to coddle this gem as it needs very bright light in an exposed...
Stock Number: 80062
Compact grassy tuffets topped with spherical clusters of red blushed "Thrift" blossoms on long enough stems to work as a cut flower; but most valuable as a showy addition to the rockery, the larger trough or pathway liner. Prefers sweet soil.
Stock Number: 81196
Extremely hardy shrublike "Wormwood" grown for its major froth of silvery lacy foliage (must have sunny spot) and spines of yellow flowers as well as for its base of the famous liqueor.
Stock Number: 80070
Golden Ivory & emerald splashed fringed leaves closely packed on upright stems terminating in conical heads of tiny white blossoms to add even more decorative interest to an already beautiful perennial. PPAF. By midsummer this gives a shimmery lime tone to the border when viewed from a distance.
Stock Number: 41001
"Everblooming Lavender" Clear cheerful reddish-pink buds open to magenta blossoms freely produced on arching square stemmed shrublet; softly-haired leaves turn rust-red & purple in high light. Must have moist soil. A fast growing easily grown cousin of the "Princess Trees" perfect for a large urn, as well as the wi...
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Stock Number: 54557
Vigorous four sided stems arch under the lush veined foliages and terminal sprays of bright fluttery white flowers mostly produced during the winter months. Easy. Species still undetermined.
Stock Number: 80076
Variegated form of "Giant Reed": clumps of stout tall stems with ranks of long leaf spears striped white-cream make this the most impressive dramatic giant grass which is reliably winter hardy here. The have traditionally been fashioned into mouth pieces for bagpipes & clarinets.
Stock Number: 82446
This clone has extra silver in a mature form. "Chinese Wild Ginger" Dark leathery heart leaves with beautiful mottled pewter patterns over slowly creeping rhyzomes forming a carpet of great beauty. Evergreen (when not in exposed site) even in our Z6.
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Stock Number: 54584
Much sought-after tropical "Red Butterfly Bloodflower" can be constantly in bloom if given full light; the center is dark orange accenting the red. Can even be kept in bloom in a sunny south window in Colorado in the middle of winter according to our customers. While the perennial cousins have a limited bloom period ou...
Stock Number: 66777
inflorescence "Hairy Ball" podded "Bladder Fruit" whose slim stems and willowy leaves are topped with creamy white flower clusters (beloved by butterflies) followed by big sea urchin shaped pods. South African easily reaching 6' in one summer. If you are of a somewhat more delicately evolved personality, please call th...
Stock Number: 42259
Usually called smilax or "Bridal Creeper" (really!) as the wiry stems hold their bright glossy waxy leaflets as long as to be perfect greens for any bouquet or floral arrangement. None the less, an excellent cheerful pot plant for your windowsill. For a large listing of "Asparagus Ferns" please refer to the...
Stock Number: 40051
"Cast Iron Plant" or "Barbershop Plant" so called because the upflung dark leather lance leaves tolerate poor conditions. In time produces weird soil-level flowers with eight purple-ridged petals:thus explaining the name: "aspidistra" means "little shield." This species produces solitary green leaves--although many con...
Stock Number: 40055
Mature leaf tips of this "Frosted Cast Iron Plant" fade to soft white, shading to palest green. Known in USA also as `Asahiharan' (meaning "rising sun") and as "Snow Peaks." Typically the frosty tip variegation appears second year as the dramatic erect leaf matures--the variegation is much more distinct if the leaf har...
Stock Number: 40082
Wide leaves with large dots & dashes widely scattered, thus giving (to some extent) the appearance of a giant 'Milky Way.' Slow to establish, but worth the patience for the dedicated plant collector. This is the Japanese nursery trade clone--not the one found in Florida trade.
Stock Number: 40052
Short leaves beautifully spotted ivory; clumping "Miniature Cast Iron Plant" better suited to limited spaces. Beautiful. Perhaps A. lurida (from China) as 2 or 3 leaves tend to arise together from a single basal sheath. By far the best one for the house & easiest to bloom in the greenhouse. An excellent groundcover...
Stock Number: 40054
Irregular cream white bands highlight the leathery leaves. Slow growth, but a beautiful effect--full sun in the deep south can burn the solid ivory sections with dry exposure.. Same totally bizarre basal blossoms as the species. No two leaves will flaunt the same stripe pattern.
Stock Number: 10047
A selected form of this wonderful fern, probably a faster and more robust clone called "Floralee." Long waxed lacy fronds with baby ferns growing on the leaf surface of the arching fronds. Easy (but slow) and choice. Cool spots tolerated; regular reliable humidity levels imperative making this a challenge as a house pl...
Stock Number: 11408
Available for shipping in May. We have nice sized plants available now. Decorative "Japanese Birdsnest Fern" form with elegant slim fronds with wavy ruffled margins, forming bowl-shaped specimens thriving in high-light areas, tolerating low humidity. Gives a Shirly Temple tone to your ferns.
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Stock Number: 65184
Overlapping leaves in spiraling rows; leaves taper to a sharp point, with oblique keel beneath. This form seems to have slimmer, longer leaves than the type.
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Stock Number: 58405
Vigorously cascading "Margined Ganges Primrose" with pale lilac flowers revealing pale mother of pearl throats are perfectly poised over the lacy appearing lance leaf foliage mounds with each leaf brightly margined yellow ivory. Ganges valley native perfect in window combinations; equally popular as a bright eyecatcher...
Stock Number: 11659
"Red Stem Lady Fern."
Stock Number: 11637
Elaborately lacypinnae outline the arching stems - thus, the "Crested Tatting Fern". The seemingly delicate lacy fronds are actually strong if windy areas are avoided; eventually colonies will form.
Stock Number: 89214
Great "English Lady Fern" with pale blushed pinnae with bright reddish stems on a visually delicate habit. Quite winter hardy to go in the shade garden.
Stock Number: 11658
"Victoria's Lady Fern". Architectural three dimensional fronds created by quite tiny pinnae. Impressive, given time.
Stock Number: 11616
Charming "Crested Japanese Painted Fern". Forming elegant clumps of silvery fronds emerging pink toned, each mature frond forking at the tip to form a crested fishtail. Quite winter hardy in our Ohio location - similar to 'Applecourt'
Stock Number: 11650
Nancy Swell's "Ghost Fern" with the upright vertical habit from the A. filix-femina and the fabulous silvery platinum tones and reddish rachis of the other parent, A. nipponicum 'Pictum'--most impressive. So highly colored as to be slow in establishing in its site, but certainly earns its place.
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Stock Number: 10060
"Japanese Painted Fern." Diciduous fern with elegant pink to silver centered fronds. Best grown outside with some protection from sun and wind.
Stock Number: 11594
"Purple Painted Fern" A large statured clone of this Japanese native with gray silver accented with red-maroon tones found in the Long Island garden of Alex Summer. From the South Carolina gardens of Ursula Syre-Herz. Thrives in our climate.
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