Stock Number: 32504
Widely fingered pine green leaves (somewhat fragile in substance) with purplish maroon designs surrounding the central raised medallion veined violet. A hopeful, not descriptive, name.
Stock Number: 55633
The darkest of all the so-called black coleus we sell. Blackish purple wide leaves closely spaced on self branching ebony-violet stems. For the "Black Garden"; very flat foliage with only slight ruffling. Deservedly popular despite its somewhat squat slow growing nature. Not as tall nor as vigorous as the ruffly 'Othel...
Stock Number: 66838
A rich black maroon Lohman creation with more compact & far deeper 3-d ruffles than 'Othello.' Showy spires of violet flowers early winter for a windowsill show. Extremely popular over-the-top fastigate hybrid. Quite a remarkable presence.
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Stock Number: 66733
Deep purple black leaves richly fluted, ruffled and waffled; tightly stacked on stout eggplant toned upright stems which self branch to achieve an open pyramidal habit. The most vigorous and most satisfactory of the blackish purple hybrids for outdoor container use, bedding reliability and even good color saturation in...
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Stock Number: 41093
Highly fluted, crested solid black-purple foliage. This is the traditional classic for black foliaged standards because very seldom branches at all. For wide branching foliage of this color, see 'Othello' and 'Dark Star' which do not require staking; a more vigorous sport is 'Plum Frost,' offered above. But for you pur...
Stock Number: 30606
"Imperial Taro" Soft shimmery heart shaped leaves with purple brushings between the veins. Semiaquatic conditions best. Keep root/bulb zone quite warm to encourage ample foliage.
Stock Number: 39184
(The correct original name is C. jenkensii 'Uahiapele') The solidly dusky deep purple leaved taro creating a sensation in the garden & conservatory alike; also sold as 'Cranberry,' & 'Black Magic.' Very happy as a semi-aquatic--will maintain foliage readily in the warm winter greenhouse as long as it is given c...
Stock Number: 31254
Dusky purple blushed dramatic arrow shaped leaves held over the showy smoky purple petioles; excellent in water gardens as well as regular containers. Prefers to go dormant mid-winter, even in greenhouse situations.
Stock Number: 30304
"Waffle Leaf Elephant Ear" dark glossy chocolate purple leaves deeply puckered and waffled are held on black stems. Compact habit, perfect in containers.
Stock Number: 51209
"Giant Red Spider Lily" Broad fleshy upright leaves emerge a rich purplish maroon in a massive whorl gradually fading to coppery violet; the heavy trunk supports giant stalks of richly fragrant violet toned blossom clusters. Impressive! While excellent as a container subject with silvered or golden foliaged plants, thi...
Stock Number: 52092
Beautiful pot plant of dark maroon-red laquered curved leaves tightly overlapping to form fountains of moderate size, backed with silver tones. Hybrid of Cryptanthus bahianus x Bilbergia nutans. Recommended. Low growing heirloom bromel always reliable as an easily grown houseplant, quite happy on any windowsill. A grea...
Stock Number: 65640
Once again in stock and available! The lovely "Purple Pineapple Lily" with somewhat succulent burgundy foliage forming a wide succulent rosette from which arise the distinctive greenish white flowers closely packed on a long succulent spike lasting months (typically topped with a bizarre topknot of leaflets, thus resem...
Stock Number: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
Stock Number: 67035
"Flameleaf Spurge" Multitudes of slender stems flutter with rounded diamond-shaped leaves of dusky violet fading to emerald green edges. While of delicate appearance, actually a very easy-to-grow houseplant, marvelous under lights. Amazon native. Absolutely excellent when added to outdoor summer urns, windowboxes and e...
Stock Number: 67106
"Red Milk Bush" Easily grown cultivar of this upright three sided trunked, side branching basic, but with the added attraction of beautiful red foliage when grown in bright light. The entire stem also turns purplish-red in high light. Easily grown as a house plant.
Stock Number: 40257
"Chinese Croton" Pairs of beautiful shiny leaves deep green on top, a brilliant lacquered red beneath elegantly presented on arching woody maroon stems. Outstanding houseplant, but like many spurges, sap is toxic, and thus called "Blindness Tree" in Southeast Asia where it is commercially valuable to stun fish for easy...
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Stock Number: 44020
Beautiful "Purple Rubber Tree" with thick glossy cardboard leaves thickly spaced on the woody central stem. Tolerates low humidity. Very easy to grow houseplant.
Stock Number: 53195
Well, "Of All the Nerve Plants" with stunning new leaves emerging pale baby bottom pink crimp edged in emerald green, the foliage gradually maturing to green with mosaic veins--must have humidity to survive. Will blink up any terrarium.
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Stock Number: 50018
"Crested Red Nerve Plant" Deep red toned broad oval leaves with a mosaic of pink-tan veins. Heavy substanced low foliage fabuously crested with frilled margins; may be sent as mossed cuttings. Remarkable addition to any terrarium.
Stock Number: 52108
Bolivian with succulent purplish leaves in flattened starburst rosettes from which rise the wands of flowers; a colorful small Bromeliad tolerating lower light while maintaining its sophisticated coloration. Interesting successful windowsill potplant easily transferred to a starring role in any Wardian case.
Stock Number: 40314
"Red Wing Fuchsia" Upright stems with deep bronzy foliage, violet beneath; single red bloom clusters; good houseplant as species parent is native to warm West indies. 1906 German hybrid gradually clumping in to a modest shrub; thus easily grown in the same container for years.
Stock Number: 40326
Prostrate stems with deep velour leaves, purple beneath, emerge from swollen root surface; Underated species from the Molluccas excellent in wintertime greenhouse baskets; equally at home cascading from windowboxes or urns in your summertime outdoor plantings. As eager and willing to grow and impress as aurantiaca is w...
Stock Number: 40327
"Purple Passion Vine" Succulent jagged leaves carpeted with rich purple hair on gracefully arching or (if given a mossed pole) clambering stems; All the sarmentosas need full sun and reliable air movement to perform well..
Stock Number: 40329
Available once again. Many of our customers have enjoyed this in terrariums. "Jewel Orchid" Black leaves veined in coral; fragrant cream elaborate mini-orchid blossoms with pinkish bracts. Best in humid terrarium environments, yet we have observed beautiful old specimens grown on indoor windowsills and splendidly color...
Stock Number: 40330
The ebony leaf "Jewel Orchid"--pale scarlet midrib on licorice black or very dark leaves. A special fabulous addition to any terrarium design; but truely "black" when grown in a lite garden site.
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Stock Number: 50030
"Waffle Plant" Shiny maroon marginally rolled leaves extremely quilted and seriously puckered and paired on red stems rooting at each node. Even flourishes as an aquatic plant!
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Stock Number: 50031
"Variegated Waffle Plant" the oval puckered metallic-purpled pairs of leaves, each with an attractively rolled margin, are splotched with straw yellow; wonderful as the furled margins reveal the wine-red underleaf. Popular for hanging baskets, for mossed topiaries, for windowboxes, a large wardian case, and indoor sunn...
Stock Number: 50033
"Baby Waffle" Slightly puckered, purple grape-sized leaves on miniature creeping stems creating extensive lovely low mats and thus quite popular as a Terrarium subject and as a basic for mossed topiary. Very effective cascading from a windowbox or patio urn; a traditional low growing houseplant; more recently also disc...
Stock Number: 51707
This plant sometimes goes under the name of Hibiscus acetosella. The excellent "Maple Leaved Mallow" with blackish purple maple shaped (sure!) deeply lobed leaves blushed red in full sun. Engaging mimic of "Mary Jane" for an erect accent in planters and urns; if a consevatory subject, expect dusky sultry wine-toned win...
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Stock Number: 51295
Compactly statured clumping Amaryllis with reddish veined violet blushed strap leaf reverses; violet pink blossom clusters. Likely overwinters in Z8 and higher as hybridizer William Bell crossed Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum x traubii doraniae. Thanks to Steve Lowe for sharing this with us--as has proven to be an ea...