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The Silver Garden

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Philodendron bipennifolium Splash Gordon
Stock Number: 30299
Dave Gordon's amazing selecting of this waxy leaved charmer with the fiddle shaped leaves now lavishly slashed and splashed with nacre cream. Definitely a show winner best displayed on a moss pole..
$12.50
Philodendron glaucaphyllum
Stock Number: 30273
"Blue Philodendron" This extremely slow growing rarity is one of the standouts of the scandent Philodendrons. Aluminum silver to blue over a waxy undertoned flared arrow leaves anchored on folded petioles. Availability irregular as this is very slow growing.
$22.00
Philodendron ornatum [sodoroi]
Stock Number: 30350
The large areas of silver overwhelm the bluish-green leaf margins; the raised underribs are rouged a delicate chablis--perfect on this thin substanced heart-shaped foliage. Brazil. Must have humidity and constant warmth, thus nearly perfect addition to your Wardian case or warm greenhouse--a challenge as a houseplant. ...
$32.00
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Pilea cadierei minima Patti's Gold
Stock Number: 41040
Subtle splotches of honey yellow sometimes turn soft cream or pale lime on the already silver-pillowed leaf surfaces as they mature. A remarkable, though subtle, selection by Patti Lee.
$4.25
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 pubescens liebmannii Silver Cloud
Stock Number: 41051
Beautiful bright, completely silver-pink leaves ruffled and serrated; marvelous striking mounds of thick foliage make this the crown jewel of the Pileas. Very intolerant of chill. Brightens up any terrarium design.
$4.25
Platycerium veitschii lemoinei
Stock Number: 13041
Robust French selection of this impressive "Staghorn Fern" with erect fronds covered with fabulous white tomentum--that is, a white pelted specimen. Beautiful when grown in a pot, but truely astounding when mounted on a plaque so that bright light and perfect air movement can bring out the fantastic white pelt. We have...
$17.50
Plectranthus argentatus
Stock Number: 54034
Strikingly beautiful native of Queensland, Australia, with upright, then cascading succulent stems cloaked with thick leaves heavily pelted silver-gray; used by Longwood Gardens in their famous Silver Garden. Perfect in baskets or pots; very popular in patio containers and tropical bedding currently.
$4.00
Plectranthus argentatus Hillhouse
Stock Number: 58379
This is the beautiful margined form of the silvery gray velvet pelted species with pale creamy gold margins. Strikingly beautiful native of Queensland, Australia, with stiff eventually cascading succulent stems cloaked with thick leaves heavily pelted silver-gray.This is the plant from Hillhouse Nursery in Devon featur...
$7.50
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
Sansevieria trifasciata Gray Lady
Stock Number: 68230
Narrow upright leaves of gray-green (not silvery) usually edged in darker green; compact upright; not 'Silver Queen'-- Manda's `Plumbea' and the Florida `Silver Parva' appear to be apparently alternative trade names. One of the best smaller forms, but slow to offset.
$18.00
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii Silver Frost
Stock Number: 68194
Small rosettes of corrugated, embossed leaves of gray-green irregularly striped silver-gray, cream-yellow, ochre, and edged in darker green. No two offsets are precisely alike. Must be kept perfectly drained & constantly warm. Tempermental: given to fits of rot if allowed to chill. Best grown in litegardens.
$35.00
Sansevieria trifasciata Hahnii Silver marginata
Stock Number: 68198
"Banded Birdsnest" Metallic gray-green wide leaves margined in creamy yellow margins. Beautiful out-flared wide cupped rosettes become larger than most hahnii cultivars. This tulip-shaped cultivar is slow to offset, thus scarce. Extremely sensitive to chill and intolerant of low light intensity and thus perfect for lig...
$10.00
Sansevieria trifasciata Moonshine
Stock Number: 77236
Also marketed from time to time as `Silver Moon' or `Moonglo.' Handsome large open vase of creamy silver-green wide overlapping leaves--certainly one of the most beatiful of all the truely reliable houseplants. European introduction of obscure derivation; always a visual treat. Has the same habit as 'Futura,' but there...
$10.00
Sansevieria trifasciata Silver Queen
Stock Number: 68240
"Silver Snakeplant" of a more reduced stature than most cultivars. Elegant narrow silver gray lance leaves maintain clear color in elegant upright vase-rosettes. Do not confuse with the smaller 'Gray Lady.'
$18.00
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
Senecio fulgens
Stock Number: 60574
"Scarlet Kleinia" A truely big-bottomed daisy with swollen caudiform base supporting thick stems bending under spirals of succulent toothed leaves richly dusted blue (violet pruinose in full sun); topped with large striking red paint-brush flowers--very dramatic combined with the foliar colors. Natal native demanding v...
$5.50
Senecio medley-woodii
Stock Number: 60584
Short stems hold wide flat leaves, keeled below, with thick silvery-pelted surfaces fading to a glabrous violet-brown--prefers cool and humid-less conditions to do well (that is, to maintain a beautiful pelt). Yellow ray-flowered Natal native. Always an eyecatcher in any collection.
$8.00
Spathiphyllum Hi Ho Silver [hyb]
Stock Number: 30997
Very elegant "Peace Lily" selection from Europe's 'Ceres' with each deep green glossy leaf completely covered with a network of pewter veins.  A very distinctive pattern of variegation for this tried & true houseplant. Seems to have disappeared from the trade almost before it was available.
$18.00
Strobilanthes lactatus
Stock Number: 50072
"Brazilian Shield" Shimmering purple green leaves with highly decorative zones of silver-white; Easy, reliable houseplant. Glorious as a conservatory groundcover; very electric when paired with 'Exotica.'
$5.75
Talinum paniculatum patens (paniculatum) variegatum
Stock Number: 60793
"Fame Flower" or "Jewels of Opar" Slender erect stems bear obovate ivory-margined fleshy leaves; terminal pinkish-red flowers followed by berries create a haze of color much prized by designers. A Caribbean native, so avoid winter chills. A wonderful addition to any outdoor container, windowbox, even bedding as the cle...
$5.00
Tillandsia harrisii
Stock Number: 53266
A natural hybrid recently described by Werner Rauh. Very attractive silvery-gray felted succulent leaves are rigidly clasped onto an upright nearly woody stem. We thank Ann Harris for providing all of us with a great new Bromeliad named for her husband.
$15.00
Tillandsia magnusiana
Stock Number: 53270
Dainty small species with many threadlike leaves, each covered with glittery silver scales, forming a dense feathery rosette from which peep violet flower petals. Different forms share this name. Mount on wood and mist regularly. We send divisions in dry moss--but do not advise you keep this in the moss. Do not pot thi...
$10.00
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Tradescantia sillamontana
Stock Number: 50548
"White Velvet" or Gossamer Plant" leaves heavily pelted with white silky gossamer wool; showy magenta-lavender flowers; best if severly pruned seasonally--reduce watering during the winter rest and give a haircut. Mexican native still offered and listed in Europe as Tradescantia / Cyanotis velutina.
$4.00
Tulbaghia violacea Silver Lace
Stock Number: 41478
"Variegated Society Garlic" Clumping evergreen narrow fleshy leaves edged pearly white; lavender flowers on one foot stems. Try the leaves in a sandwich! Ever so sophisticated addition to any tub of tropical herbs, giving a dramatic vertical accent. Now you can have your variegate and eat it too.
$6.50
Zebrina pendula Silver Plus
Stock Number: 59394
A selection of the "Silver Banded Inch Plant" with very showy broad bands of glittery silver on each succulent leaf if grown in very high light. Appearance will vary radically with different levels of light, ambient humidity and nutrients. We consider this far more dramatic in baskets and urns than the species form.
$4.25
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