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Standards & Topiary

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Pilea depressa
Stock Number: 41041
Popularity indicated by multitude of popular names; "Shiny Creeping Charley," "Giant Baby Tears" "Mini Peperomia", by any name an excellent terrarium groundcover easily grown, attractive base for any leggy houseplant.
$4.50
Pilea glauca
Stock Number: 53150
Carpeting "Silver Sprinkles" or gray artillery fern--very prostrate much branching stemlets with multitudes of tiny (barely a pea's width) glaucous oval leaves. A fabulous tiny featured groundcover, perfect for terrariums or for dishgardens--proven in the latter as has proven remarkably tolerant of low humidity,.
$4.50
Pilea microphylla prostrata
Stock Number: 41049
"Waterfall Fern" Prostrate succulent stems with tiny watery leaves create a ferny, weeping effect when used in hanging baskets; perfect for terrarium carpet. Due to waxy surfaced tiny leaves, the most tolerant of any finely lacy appearing plant of lower levels of humidity and of higher levels of direct sun. Very popula...
$3.00
Pilea nummulariifolia
Stock Number: 41050
"Creeping Charley" Pairs of quilted pebbled leaves overlap trailing prostate stems. Once commonly offered as a bright apple green hanging basket plant--but we would suggest an area with higher humidity. Great in the larger Wardian cases as a brightly toned richly textured carpet.
$4.00
Pilea semidentata
Stock Number: 41044
Clouds of tiny lance leaves form compact mounds topped by large heads (stools) of tiny pink bubble blossoms--actually one of the few species one would grow for the infloresence. Reliable and terminally cute "Gnome Stools" plant good for windowsill or terrarium. One of our best terrarium plant subjects.
$6.50
Pilea Species Moonlight
Stock Number: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
$2.75
Piper nigrum [hort]
Stock Number: 53507
"Black Pepper Vine" Small leathery deep green heart leaves on strong vines--the source of commercial peppercorns. Quite easily grown low-light houseplant. Used in Asia also to treat food poisoning, to aid digestion. As with most of the Pipers, as the new leaves unfurl a scrufty surface wax (which protects the tender ne...
$8.00
Pittosporum heterophyllum marginatum
Stock Number: 72792
A Chinese shrub with white margined foliage; with maturity this Z9 beauty produces small fragrant yellow flowers. Very petite in appearance, but quite sturdy--growing remarkably fast for a plant so heavily variegated.
$12.00
Pittosporum tenuifolium Gold Star
Stock Number: 42350
"Variegated Kohuhu" Smooth leathery leaves emerge quite glossy with a soft golden lime centers; subtly beautiful with the dark blackish stems. New Zealander eventually becomes a modest tree--but best gown as a short lovely container shrub.
$12.00
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Pittosporum tobira variegatum
Stock Number: 40819
"Tropical Mock Orange" Shrub with pseudo-whorls of glossy gray-green leaves margined white; orange-scented white flowers.
$6.00
Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$4.25
Plectranthus fosteri Green On Green
Stock Number: 41113
Soft lime margins on furry sea green rippled leaves; handsome erect bush flourishing in cool greenhouse, or astounding all viewers when grown as a bedding specimen plant outdoors; one of the most quickly grown of all standards: stake the stalk to the desired height then repeatedly pinch to create a terminal poodle or g...
$4.50
Plectranthus Menthol Eucalyptus [Species]
Stock Number: 41711
Short woody stems are completely covered by mounds of thick succulent tiny "scalloped pillow" leaves with hirsuit surface-- giving off very pungent fragrance when brushed. Popular. Probably a form of the Kenyan Plectranthus coeruleus.
$3.75
Plectranthus oertendahlii Uvongo
Stock Number: 41123
A Kirstenbosch collection of traditional "Prostrate Coleus" with very bright ash-silver surface patterns. Beautiful selection of "Swedish Mosaic Ivy." Very popular.
$4.00
Plectranthus prostratus
Stock Number: 41124
"Pillow Plant" or "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick crenulate leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; white flowers toned violet. Very popular as a filler in succulent wreaths and prized by designers of topiary animals as remains very low growing. Always a goo...
$4.25
Plectranthus venteri Snowflake
Stock Number: 51907
Distinctive deeply lobed pelted leaves on self branching stout stems; the purplish mauve blossoms usually appear in late fall. Our selection of this wooly aromatic foliaged charmer produces elaborately cut "Snowflake" leaves. Fantastic in a clay pot on your sunny summer deck; easy in your winter windowsill. Perfect whe...
$5.25
Plumbago auriculata Cultivar
Stock Number: 40824
"Cape Leadwort" Woody meandering vine with marvelous phlox-like heads of sky-blue flowers. Classified as a shrub, yet will meander on up a trellis. This is a dark-toned cultivar (very likely this is "Imperial Blue") noted for its long blooming cycle.
$6.50
Podocarpus gracilior [elongatus]
Stock Number: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
$12.00
Podocarpus henkelii
Stock Number: 59258
Beautiful Natal species with lustrous weeping broad needles spirally arranged on furrowed shoots; good in containers, as a specimen the dark gray bark exfoliates in long strips. Excellent as a long term subject for a standard. Zone 10.
$6.00
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Polypodium (phlebodium) formosanum
Stock Number: 11114
The "Naked Rabbit Foot Fern," so called as the small bright chalk white rhizomes are not furred but seem to flow over the surface, dividing like "E.T.'s Fingers" under a very low canopy of beautiful delicately lobed bluish fronds. Easy once established--a tremendous performer on a mossed topiary globe..
$6.25
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Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum tricolor
Stock Number: 50053
Thick irregularly margined lance leaves of rich laquered purple with zones of slate green and pink on upright maroon stems.
$10.00
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Reineckia carnea variegata
Stock Number: 40863
Outstanding carpeting "False Lilyturf" with short, ranked leaves striped bright ivory; vigorous Japanese clone with brick red flowers followed by berries. Green species form marginally winter hardy here in Zone 6--this variegated clone is less hardy. A far more successful and gorgeous citizen of your cool greenhouse (n...
$6.25
Rivina humilis
Stock Number: 40868
"Rouge Plant" or "Blushberry" Pendant sprays of bright red shiny berries follow the spikes of starry white flowers. Native from the far southern areas of USA on into Central America where also known as the "Currant Mimic Shrub." Always a favorite for the bright window pot; a novelity for winter greenhouse hobbyists. Ne...
$4.25
Rosa chinensis viridiflora
Stock Number: 71174
"Green China Rose" double green flowers actually more a case of multiple sepals? More bizarre than lovely and thus a must for serious collectors of blossoms virid. Good performer in the winter conservatory where it will produce winter blossoms. (And actually winter hardy outdoors at least as far north as Z6.)
$15.00
Rosa Si [hyb]
Stock Number: 71152
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
$10.00
Ruellia macrantha Prostrate Selection
Stock Number: 55570
Softly mounding "Mexican Petunia" now used as a groundcover throughout the tropics, readily produces many upward facing rosy purple "Christmas Pride" blossoms on the downy foliage.Much used by "Tropicals Outdoors" designers for summer boxes and urns for its ability to quickly fill in gaps and vigorously cascade over th...
$2.25
Saxifraga cuscutaeformis Maroon Beauty
Stock Number: 58310
Wide low rosettes of gray green thick leaves with silvery veins and rosy ruby blush beneath. Lovely carpeting subject (even surviving outdoors in some of our milder winters).
$7.50
Saxifraga stolonifera [Sarmentosa]
Stock Number: 12912
"Strawberry Begonia" or "Creeping Sailor" Flat central rosette of silver-veined leaves, reddish beneath, sends out thread-like runners with new plantlets. Versatile plant although neither related botanically to strawberries nor to Begonias.
$4.00
Scindapsus exotica [species]
Stock Number: 30542
A more robust clone than our original slow growing clone. Leathery wide lance leaves of glossy grey green, nearly obscured with bright aluminum grey. Best grown on a moss pole with the lovely visual result of shingled silvery pewter toned foliage in a glowing column. Very sensitive to chill; thus, we can only ship duri...
$22.00
Scindapsus pictus argyraeus
Stock Number: 30400
"Satin Pothos" Beautiful leathery matte-green shimmering leaves are brushed with sugary silver. Good houseplant, although a bit slow to start. Foliage leathery enough to survive variable humidity levels, thus remaining among our favorite indoor plants--but be sure this beauty is proctected from chill. Currently enjoyin...
$4.75
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