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Haemanthus albiflos pubescens
Stock Number: 51047
Ciliate-margined evergreen leaves with downy leaf surfaces; "White Paint Brush" flowers presented on top of short thick stems, mid winter. Some sources relegate this to just H. albiflos, yet we find this to be easier to grow and to bloom, more attractively foliaged, and slightly more compact than the species form; This...
$15.00
Hedychium coronarium
Stock Number: 53023
"Butterfly Ginger" Fragrant white flowers top very tall stalks. The heavily perfumed ivory petals are used in Hawaiian leis, hence, also known as the "Garland Flower." Evergreen species easy to grow with good light.
$12.00
Hedychium [Oriental] Enrei
Stock Number: 53027
Oriental hybrid originally received from plantsman Jack Craig outstanding with neat slim foliage topped with clusters of undulant white petals & spidery tufts on the intensely fragrant flowers. with the dark yellow centers; reaches considerable stature. The perfume can become almost overwhelming in a closed greenho...
$18.00
Hedychium [Oriental] Shin-Sei
Stock Number: 53030
Oriental hybrid. "Shin"=new; "Sei"=green. Dramatic clusters of white and yellow blossoms with guacamole green featherings. In limited production; best to inquire before ordering this giant creature originally sent to us by Jack Craig.
$10.00
Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum
Stock Number: 51142
Rare form of the "Lily-of-the-Palace" with narrow starburst petals of pale orange and green with mauve centers brushed vermillion red. Clone originally originating at  "Endless Summer" Nursery, who received if from Burle Marx.  Our most ordered species.
$15.00
Hippeastrum gracilis dulcinea Scarlet Baby
Stock Number: 51133
Horticultural form; emerging strap leaves with a rich puplish cast foil the startling rich scarlet flowers (usually four per stalk) of rich heavy texture. In a warm greenhouse this is evergreen--indeed, the gracilis hybrids are smaller statured, more evergreen, and thus more easily bloomed the their giant Dutch cousins...
$8.00
Hippeastrum gracilis X Candy Floss [hyb]
Stock Number: 43122
Our cross of a small flowered evergreen species with a giant pink blossomed Belgian hybrid "Amaryllis" could produce a range of flower types. For your experiment.
$3.50
Hippeastrum gracilis x hippeastrum vittatum [hort]
Stock Number: 43121
Our cross of these essentially evergreen species should produce a range of flared scarlet blossoms with a white throat. Take your chances.
$5.50
Hippeastrum Mrs Garfield [hyb]
Stock Number: 51059
This collector's fantasy, the "Banded Amaryllis" with cream centered wide strap leaves, produces handsome trumpet blossoms of soft white elegantly reticulated with rose veins; famous heirloom hybrid of H. reticulatum x `Defiance' of 1800's, Veitch & Sons. Unlike the "Dutch" hybrids mass marketed today, this fabulou...
$20.00
Hippeastrum papilio
Stock Number: 51003
"Butterfly Amaryllis" Nearly evergreen glossy strap leaves; heads of red blossoms flamed with creamy white throats. Show stopper. Does not require a "dormant" period to bloom, thus an easy houseplant always maintaining its attractive foliage. If you have room for only one Hippeastrum in your plantroom, this fabulously ...
$18.50
Hippeastrum puniceum [equestre]
Stock Number: 51057
The Caribbean's "Evergreen Amaryllis" Large bright salmon-orange trumpet blossoms, with green & yellow flames, held elegantly over small glossy deep green strap leaves; keep underpotted for best bloom
$4.00
Hippeastrum reticulatum striatifolium
Stock Number: 51058
The compact stunning "Striped Amaryllis" of Brazil. Mauve-pink flowers overshadowed by wide but short deep green strap leaves with brilliant white midribs quite stunning. This slow to increase dwarf bulb makes an excellent houseplant--remember that keeping underpotted as well as allowing a slight dormancy will help thi...
$20.00
Hippeastrum San Antonio Rose
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...
$8.00
Hymenocallis caribaea variegata
Stock Number: 51072
"Caribbean Amaryllis" Evergreen foot-long waxy strap leaves with fantasticly beautiful wide rich ivory margins; Very showy cultivar demanding much warmth and constant moisture--actually prefers to be completely aquatic to produce the elaborate scented blossoms. If allowed to chill or slightly dry during the winter this...
$12.00
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Hymenocallis narcissiflora White Queen
Stock Number: 51015
The fabously scented "Peruvian Daffodil" sacred to the Inca.  From strong bulbs emerge strap leaves topped with the outstreached flowers - Greek "hymen" meaning membrane with Greek "kallos" meaning beautiful.  Use as a pot plant; or plant bulbs out in the spring then lift and store for the winter.
$4.00
Ipomea batatas Ace Of Spades
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...
$5.00
Ipomea batatas Blackie
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.
$3.00
Ipomea batatas Bronze Beauty
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...
$5.00
Ipomea batatas Freckles
Stock Number: 49452
Fingered "Sweet Potato Vine" with the entire surface softly splashed and streaked in yellow lime to create a showy tie-dyed effect. Best variegation in cooler temperatures--in southern heat this produces hydropnic green toned leaves. Not as vigorous as the rest of the tribe.
$7.00
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Ipomea batatas Gold Fingers
Stock Number: 49451
A fast growing form bright yellow lime like 'Margarita' but with attractively fingered leaves like 'Blackie'.
$5.00
Ipomea batatas Ivory Jewel
Stock Number: 59237
The remarkable "Variegated Sweet Potato" selection made by Doug Lohman with fluted heart-shaped leaves richly splashed with creamy lime & vanilla jade tones accented by ivory veins--difficult but remarkable Much prized by growers of anything but green. This is the one collector cultivar not likely to hold its own i...
$15.00
Ipomea batatas Margarita [chartreuse]
Stock Number: 55616
The "Golden Sweet Potato Vine" produces ranks of bright yellow-ochre heart shaped leaves, becoming more halbert-lobed as the plant expands & matures, even forming a fine purple rim in sun--obviously the perfect companion for 'Ace of Spades' as well as 'Blackie'; if grown during the winter in your greenhouse, will p...
$4.75
Ipomea batatas Purple Tuber
Stock Number: 59194
"Purple Yam" (although technically a "Sweet Potato" and not even related to the yam gang) Hawaiian clone with purple fleshed tubers (said to be at their most yummy when prepared with your deep pit roast pig); very ornately cut clean-green cookie cutter somewhat palmate foliage on self branching meandering stems. Amazin...
$4.25
Ipomea batatas Tricolor [Pink Potato]
Stock Number: 55564
Remarkable slate green sharply lobed "Sweet Potato" leaves with bright pink margins setting to rosy cream. An amazingly beautiful cultivar initially shared with us by Doug Ruhren who had inherited it from Yinger's Asian peregrinations; and indeed, under the original clone name of 'Tricolor' it was a 1980s introduction ...
$5.50
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Ipomea Lady Fingers [Species Unidentified]
Stock Number: 56564
Extremely vigorous "Fingered Sweet Potato" with strong stems holding aloft stunning dark leaves, with seven deep fingered lobes accented with dark purple raised veins on the reverse. Loves aquatic conditions; but thrives equally well cascading dramatically from a windowbox or urn; needs a large basket if grown in a han...
$10.00
Ledebouria ovatifolia
Stock Number: 65823
Very wide pale green jade-toned fleshy leaves fan out into an open circle over the fat, swollen surface bulb; winter dormant (leafless) if kept quite cool during winter; very slow to offset. Of more botanic than horticultural interest.
$8.00
Ledebouria pauciflora
Stock Number: 65824
Wonderful miniature with delicately mottled fleshy leaves on clustering glossy surface bulbs. Lovely undemanding houseplant; always a favorite carefree windowsill citizen; excellent addition to any dish garden and a great visual companion to the more commonly available L. socialis.
$4.00
Ledebouria socialis
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...
$3.00
Ledebouria socialis Gila Monster
Stock Number: 65829
A lovely olive ovals scattered on ash blue to glaucus green leaves held in bunches over the swollen bulbs which ofset to form a perfect hemisphere. Originally shared with us by Ruth Crane, this beauty is probably a separate species not accurately identified.
$4.00
Ledebouria socialis Juda
Stock Number: 65830
A cultivar selected by the late Juda Livesay sporting fantastic white variegation as stripes throughout which become pink-tinted in strong light. Much valued by collectors of unusual variegates. Not as vigorous as the species forms. Usually shipped as divisions in dry perlite to prevent any rotting.
$38.00
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