Stock Number: 55962
Striking blackish maroon spade shaped (heart shaped) leaves are thickly set on succulent trailing stems; same habit as 'Blackie' with edible white tubers. Recently has been "re-marketed" on East Coast as 'Purple Heart.' Must reflect a time of war. Fabulous in urns and baskets; very effective when paired with the chartr...
Stock Number: 40403
"Black Yam" or "Purple-leaved Sweet Potato" Dark palmate leaves overlap to create a starburst lacy effect while firmly anchored on sturdy maroon-stemmed vines; fabulous in hanging baskets. As popular now as when we first offered it some twenty years ago with Carolyn Wilson in her Country Hills greenhouse catalogue.
Stock Number: 41427
"Pumpkin Skin Sweet Potato" Excellent trailing stems with the palmate outlined leaf of 'Blackie,' yet richly toned bronzy pumpkin to dusky orange depending on light exposure. Very trendy color for mixed containers. The perfect solution if 'Ace of Spades' is too aggresively purple for your design, and 'Margarita' is sim...
Stock Number: 40404
"Blood Leaf" Bright purplish-red "Beet" or "Beefsteak Plant" so named in Victorian times for the beautiful waxy oval puckered leaves, with notched tips, on red-maroon stems forming dense bushes. Traditional window-sill plant, the Achyranthes verschaffeltii of elaborate Victorian bedding design. We will not ship until w...
Stock Number: 42023
"Painted Bloodleaf" Sharply pointed blood red leaves with carmine & liver-lilac veins and stems; an old favorite still much in demand--this is probably the cuotivar 'Brilliantissima' as pinkish tones appear in certain conditions. We will not ship this until weather is reliably warm.
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Stock Number: 65827
Formerly Scilla violacea. "Silver Squill" Rich purple swollen bulblets in thick clusters support small violet- backed leaves whose surfaces are dotted silver. Easy houseplant with small wands of tiny white flowers produced seasonally. If allowed to become a many-headed specimen, the winter blooms can be quite impressiv...
Stock Number: 80957
Low spreading dark velvety foliage beautifully foils the clear bright yellow blossoms which appear in tight bouquets; thus "Nosegay Flower" recently renamed " Persian Chocolate"; hanging basket, aquatic, moss standards, and so on.
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Stock Number: 40650
"Abyssinian Black Banana" While having the thick heavy substance of M. ventricosa, the blackish red leaves flaunt mahogany midribs and margins; purple-carmine underleaf is revealed as leaf unfurls; red-bracted inflorescenceorescence. This is the astounding giant we keep at the patio-pond area here every summer. Come fa...
Stock Number: 20188
Erect fleshy stems with brazen glossy purple-bronze leaves, and odd yellowish-cream flowers with maroon hairs tucked at leaf axils. The "Black Alloplectus" is very easy Gesneriad potplant--but completely intolerant of chill.
Stock Number: 52300
Clustering fat small urns of rosy toned olive richly dotted rich mahogany. Very lovely deeply colored bromeliad. Highly recommended for distinctively saturated hues and for ease of culture.
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Stock Number: 53359
The fabulous carmine red compact urns of the species form, brilliantly accented with broad ivory cream margins. Needs bright light and good humidity to best form its colony of pert rosettes. Very beautiful; a fantastic visual effect remarkable for the ease of culture in achieving it.
Stock Number: 52137
Tinker-toy stolons support colonies of brilliant red- purple small open vases; famous "Fireball Plant.' A great start to any collection of Bromeliads, or indeed, a grouping of houseplants.
Stock Number: 40690
"Firefern" Branched wiry purple stems hold whorls of reddish maroon leaflets and nearly everblooming yellow flowers. Excellent windowsill subject; typically growing better in the window or under lights than in the greenhouse. Beautiful centerpiece in any terrarium. Do not overpot nor overwater.
Stock Number: 40708
Extraordinary dark glowing maroon leaves cascade from the central bundle of buried bublets--altho bulbous this easily grown species remains evergreen with sufficient heat & light with cycles of lilac flower clusters blooming throughout the seasons. Perfect choice for those not comfortable with the dormant cycles of...
Stock Number: 41490
Incredible "Red Velvet Shamrock"--a striking selection with handsome dusky glowing purple foliage with a central vivid violet flame on each triangular leaflet; low statured mound topped with many delicately toned lilac fls. A knockout with a distinct winter dormancy cycle (unlike the species) if allowed to dry out or t...
Stock Number: 59405
An unusually dark leaved form of the species, seemingly the same as 'Bonfire' and other purple red clones such as 'Maroon Beauty' with yellow blossoms occasionally revealing red veining in the winter sun. Has had many many many names over the years.
Stock Number: 40704
"Red Velvet Oxalis" Traditional hanging basket subject with arching succulent red stems covered with copper-maroon leaves and almost constant yellow flowers, although at the height of bloom late winter. This variety does not have tubers, but is a vining subject and good for hanging baskets. Try as summer bedding plant ...
Stock Number: 59498
The richly flowered dark fruited "Brazilian Purple Granadilla" - large purple banded white flowers; deeply lobed leaves.
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Stock Number: 54573
"Purple Pucker Plant" Deeply corrugated foliage with rich dusky purple tones. Very deliberately growing, gradually forming a chocolate hemisphere of closely packed puckered foliage topped, in time, with erect pale taper like catkins.
Stock Number: 53648
"Purple Cloud Plant" Low, much-branched purple stems covered with glossy deep toned purple leaves with silver midrib flame; excellent indoor plant of rapid growth; perfect for small hanging baskets; a natural for terrariums. Ever so perfect.
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Stock Number: 30700
Bamboo Nurseries self heading hybrid forming a wide dramatic waxy birdsnest habit of overlapping wide rippled leaves of burgundy flushed purple; violet petioles.. . still keeps some purple tones when grown in lower light conditions, but does tend to become scandent in lower light conditions..
Stock Number: 30699
Beautiful Australian hybrid with waxy deep purple leaves liberally splashed pink, ivory and gray green with random freckling throughout. Probably yet another form of 'Strawberry Shake,' this is certainly one of the most strikingly beautiful and easily grown of choice variegated plants.
Stock Number: 30334
"Velvet Hearts" This is a bronzy velvety toned heart leaved vine very popular as is adaptable to low light as well as imperfect humidity. Adds a rich tone to any combination.
Stock Number: 65652
Dark bronzy purple leathery flat leaves fanned out into dramatic displays--currently quite popular "New Zealand Flax"; dull coppery red inflorescence. An imperative addition to any "Current" display of container plants--able to withstand (actually enjoying) considerable winter chill as long as receives a strong saturat...
Stock Number: 41046
Also Pilea grandis superba. "Copper Pilea" Striking richly quilted pinkish- copper shimmery leaves on erect large spreading Jamaican bush. Easy.
Stock Number: 41128
Widely branching purpled stems with glossy wide rippled leaves toned violet provide a perfect background for the many thick spikes of garnet magenta blossoms freely produced late fall. Beautiful all year. Shamelessly trendy.
Stock Number: 41125
Another "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick velvety leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; seasonally produces a beautiful carpet of lovely small leaves topped late summer with a miriad of small spikes of white flowers toned violet.
Stock Number: 50064
"Porphyry Plant" Softly glossed lance leaves with silvery cream midrib & yellow veins form low, lush backdrop for the short spikes of redbracted, purple "porphyry" flowers of this compact Brazilian knockout.
Stock Number: 50052
Wide deep solid metallic-purple leaves, slightly haired. Also known as Eranthemum nigrum, because has small spikes of winter flowers. Very sensitive to chill, so shipped only during warmer months.
Stock Number: 50051
Very wide laquered maroon oval wide leaf pairs. Rare form which is the most dramatic of this showy group of Acanthus relatives; recently rediscovered by outdoor designers for the "Tropical Look" as its color saturation in full sun matches the skin of a ripe eggplant. Although we have offered this for thirty some years,...