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Scirpus cernuus [isolepis gracilis]
Stock Number: 40916
"Electric Grass" or "Fountain Bullrush" Perfect miniature tufts of translucent pendant green thread leaves tipped with bright straw-white bracts not unlike a mop of fiber optics! Must have constant moisture to thrive. Equally successful as an aquatic tub subject or a tuffet in a terrarium, or a mane in moss topiary; so...
$4.25
Selaginella flabellata
Stock Number: 11703
A "Clubmoss" similar in its upright stature to martensii, but perhaps more compact with a bit coarser substance and a lovely dull gloss surface on each elaborately fingered wave of foliage which narrows when spore is produced. Quite interesting.
$6.50
Selaginella kraussiana aurea
Stock Number: 11412
"Golden Clubmoss" Short arching stems form bright mat; essential in any terrarium to brighten the design. While sometimes hard to distinguish from 'Gold Tips' in the summer, with winter temperatures and light intensities this tends to send out long 'fingers' of growth for a period mid-winter.
$4.00
Selaginella uncinata
Stock Number: 11485
"Peacock Moss" "Rainbow Fern" Climbing and rambling stems, much branched, with blue tinted dimorphic scale "leaves" in four ranks. Sometimes looks like an oil slick. Becomes rather brownish during its dormant winter cycle, but fear not--just keep cool, moist, and very bright and behold, new blue foliage emerges come sp...
$8.00
Senecio implexus
Stock Number: 60580
"Maasai Carpet" Lovely fuzzy-velvet avacado-green thick leaves archly dangle on thick cascading stems with swollen roots; makes a handsome carpet groundcover or a wraparound vine on a succulent wreath; or an extraordinary hanging basket subject. One of the easiest furry creatures for your garden combinations. As the fa...
$3.75
Senecio jacobensii variegatus
Stock Number: 60582
Beautiful "Trailing Jade" clone with each rounded glossy jade leaf richly margined in creamy yellow; stunning. Always considered to be among the first rank of succulent variegates by serious collectors; yet an easily grown beautiful succulent vine for all hobbyists.
$8.50
Senecio jacobensii [petraeus]
Stock Number: 60581
"Vining / Trailing Jade" Glossy round-edged fleshy overlapping leaves shingle the thick trailing stems; excellent windowbox or hanging basket plant especially with its showy orangy yellow cushion flowers mid-winter. Like S. implexus, the fat succulent stems love to root into any media as they roam about, making this a ...
$4.00
Senecio macroglossus medio-pictus
Stock Number: 41904
Beautiful "Golden Cape/Natal Ivy" is a selection of this decoratively lobed heavy-substanced "Wax Ivy" with a golden ocher flame down each succulent leaf; Yellow ray flowers reveal it to be a daisy family member, perfect in the cool conservatory.
$6.50
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Setcreasea [Tradescantia] pallida Tampicana
Stock Number: 50528
Heavy curved (nearly keeled) laquered leaves of rich bronzy blushed purple on short stoloniferous stems; pale violet flowers in toppling clusters. Most unusual succulent vine of unclear nomenclature, considered a native of Ecuador. Must have high light to get the best color and most compact habit--best in full sun.
$4.75
Solandra maxima variegata [Warrimoo?]
Stock Number: 54110
Amazing selection of the "Golden Chalice Vine" with new pink to liver lilac toned foliage emerging with buttery cream margins, gradually hardening to bright ivory. Distinctively coconut/vanilla scented giant gold blossoms. Absolutely no serious collector of variegates can be without this piece of serious drama. Remarka...
$25.00
Solanum jasminoides album variegatum
Stock Number: 54109
Handsome "Variegated Nightshade Jasmine" with each fingered lf of butter yellow accented with a central green & ochre flame; clusters of yellow beaked white flowers. A vining shrub lovely trained on a small wreath or allowed to trail down from a container.
$5.50
Solanum [ Lycianthes] rantonnetii
Stock Number: 54579
The Paraguayan "Blue Potato Tree" technically a strong vine, best staked as a standard, producing blue-violet flowers all year (then red berries) when grown warm; deciduous if cool in winter. Totally charming plant in foliage and in flower.
$5.25
Standards & Topiary Collection
Stock Number: 99315
Plants easily grown in containers for you to train into geometric pyramids & spheres or into bunnies, turtles & elephants --let us know if you plan to stake these, to train them on mossed forms-- or to trim and sheer them into exotic ornate shapes, so we can select the appropriate 5 plants - also note whether t...
$18.00
Stenotaphrum secundatum variegatum
Stock Number: 40927
"St. Augustine Grass" Stoloniferous basket trailer with Art Deco blunt-tipped blades banded white presented in two-dimensional fans sequencing along the wiry stems. Vigorous. Thriving in a bright window; popular as a dramatic "spiller" in urns and windowboxes; dramatic as a carpeting "lawn" in tropical settings.
$5.00
Stephanotis floribunda
Stock Number: 40928
"Madagascar Jasmine" Beautiful clusters of waxy ivory, very fragrant tubular flowers on wiry stems; dark leathery leaves. Once considered a basic in bridal bouquets. Never allow the root zone to chill.
$10.00
Synadenium grantii rubra
Stock Number: 67359
"Purple Leaf Brown Jug Plant" or Tanzanian "Red Milk Bush" Thick upright woody/succulent trunk and side branches adorned with beautiful succulent leaves wine red with slight green flecking, purple beneath; red inflorescence featuring unusual bracts. Very attractive, very easy to grow with bright light to full sun. Quit...
$4.25
Tetradenia cordata
Stock Number: 49429
Very succulent distant relative of the common Swedish Ivy , while a close cousin of Thorncroftia and the Iboza. This upright woody plant with dramatic felted foliage is for the house plant collector as well as the succulent plant grower. Even pleases the grower of aromatic plants. Impressive spikes of midwinter flowers...
$6.00
Thunbergia grandiflora variegata
Stock Number: 51737
Remarkable "Banded Bengal Trupet" shared by David Biggar with showy broad creamy white borders on each dramatic leaf; same blue violet trumpet flowers as the species form of this most favorite of conservatory vines.
$12.00
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Tibouchina Athens Blue
Stock Number: 66782
An excellent form of the felt foliaged "Princess Tree" with amazing amounts of showy blue flowers--very easy to bloom in containers, thus very popular for patio & conservatory. A favorite subject for standards as is easily pruned and staked.
$10.00
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Tibouchina grandifolia
Stock Number: 54528
Collected from the hillside of Roberto Burle Marx's nursery, the woody "Rio Pincess Tree" produces pairs of large dramatic deeply veined furred leaves & terminal clusters of rich purple blossoms with white centers fading to rose. Demands plenty of space, bright light, and air movement--but can survive more neglect ...
$18.00
Tillandsia araujei
Stock Number: 52264
"Sao Paulo Air Plant" Rock dwelling sea-spray species with short curved silvery-scurfted leaves forming thick scandent strands; pink and white flowers. Mount; don't pot.
$8.00
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Tillandsia cyanea albo-marginata
Stock Number: 53394
 A new cultivar of the fabulous "Pink Quill." This variety has yellow to cream marginal ribbon stripes down the outarched narrow leathery leaves. Eventually clusters to form a remarkable mound of variegated glory. Extremely rare, extremely choice. Yet easy to grow.
$25.00
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Tillandsia cyanea anita [hyb]
Stock Number: 53341
Highly colored version of the popular cyanea--attractive small tuffets of deeply arched deep green leathery slim leaves (like a very friendly hedgehog) from which arise the dramatic wide violet pink "Pink Feather" comb of bracts along which emerge, over a period of time, the cute blue (cyane) blossoms. Unlike most spec...
$12.75
Tillandsia cyanea medio-picta
Stock Number: 53395
A remarkable cultivar of the already fabulous "Pink Quill." This variety has yellow to cream central ribbon stripes down the outarched narrow leathery leaves. Gradually clusters to form a remarkable striped hemisphere. Extremely rare, extremely choice. Yet easy to grow.
$25.00
Tillandsia Ionanthe
Stock Number: 52170
"Blushing Bride" Clustering silver-scaled & haired air plant blushing completely rouge when ready to open its blue blossoms; the basal offsets of this "Sky Plant" eventually form a sphere. Easy as long as you are not tempted to pot this terminally cute epiphyte; loves a good misting if not in the humidity of a greenhou...
$4.25
Tillandsia usneoides
Stock Number: 52172
"Spanish Moss" Silvery-gray threaded masses of tiny plantlets in dramatic garland famous in subtropical and tropical America for their eventual effect on draped trees; yet the perfect houseplant for compulsive mister-ers. Not collected--this is a bright silvery clone from Guatamala (and thus not needing the chill winte...
$1.75
Topiary Moss Frame Plants
Stock Number: 99314
We will select five plants which will thrive on self-contained moss-stuffed wire forms--these selections will not need a separate container for roots, but will root within the mossed framework--and you must keep the moss moist to prevent STD (Sudden Topiary Death). We will select from such plants as the following which...
$20.00
Trachelospermum jasminoides variegatum [hort]
Stock Number: 40946
"Variegated Star Jasmine" or "Mottled Confederate Jasmine" Frilled, lobed, fragrant flowers of pure white; oval waxy leaves variegated yellow cream and slate green. Showy and of easy culture.
$6.25
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Tradescantia fluminensis aurea
Stock Number: 50542
"Golden Inch Plant" Cascades of bright chartreuse leaves on cascading stems displayed to advantage as a golden addition to windowboxes and hanging baskets. Forms marvelous groundcover--try in as a low surface of glossy lemon ochre under your bed of Impatiens or purple leaved Dahlias to shake up the visuals a bit.
$3.75
Tradescantia fluminensis laekenensis Rainbow
Stock Number: 50543
"Rainbow Inch Plant" Small leaves lavishly variegated white & fuchsia with pinkish-blue overtones; remove reversions immediately. Needs good light saturation to maintain this level of rich variegation; perfect in windowboxes, small baskets. Sometimes confused in the trade with the much more petite Callisia repens v...
$4.50
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