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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
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...
$5.00
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
Ledebouria violacea
Stock Number: 56904
Whorled fleshy leaves with dark motting emerge from the clustering surface bulbs. Known as Scilla violacea in victorian times.  Much larger statured than the other "Tropical Squills" offered in this list.
$12.00
Neoalsomitra podagrica
Stock Number: 40661
"Sea Urchin Plant" From huge "Swollen Pickle" ground-level stems, thinner succulent stems arise, bearing rough waxy, fingered leaves; unique yet of easy culture. The basal thick "pickles" form the first season, then send up vines the next. Too much fun not to grow. Every collector needs a cucumber in their windowsill. ...
$15.00
Ornithogalum caudatum
Stock Number: 65833
"Sea Onion" or "German Onion" Glossy strap leaves top the ever expanding, ever more impressive opalescent green bulbs (which sit on the surface of the soil) whose sides constantly erupt to give "birth" to new bulblets (produced in clusters under each onion skin of the bulb surface), thus known everywhere as the "Pregna...
$3.00
Ornithogalum tenuifolium
Stock Number: 65616
Very showy glossy surface bulbs topped with sweeps of upright slim lf blades & wands of green flowers used for cutting in tropical gardens. Offsetting clumps soon produce handsome specimens with gradually forming hemispheres of the waxy endlessly offsetting bulbs. Must have full sun to keep the foliage erect.
$4.00
Oxalis corymbosa aureo-reticulata
Stock Number: 40693
"Gold Veined Oxalis" Low habit of soft "Shamrock" mimic leaves with yellow retriculation; pink flowers profusely produced in spring. Tends to go dormant in Southern (and even Midwestern) summer heat. Loves the late winter conditions of your greenhouse or sunny southern windowsill. The dormant bulblets are odd little wh...
$6.50
Oxalis deppei Iron Cross
Stock Number: 40697
Also Known as Oxalis tetraphylla speciosa. The "Iron Cross Oxalis" sports wide maroon zones on the felty leaves held aloft on quite long petioles--situate so that winds will not break these long stems; lovely rose-pink flowers easily produced with good sun, well drained soil and organic fertilizer. Remember that the pe...
$6.50
Oxalis Maroon Leaf [floribunda?]
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...
$4.50
Oxalis regnellii
Stock Number: 40703
Obtriangular leaves are most attractive, plus nearly everblooming white flower clusters recommend this as the best Oxalis for the house--the Victorian's favorite. More than likely that rugged soul your grandmother grew in a clay filled coffee can in her sunny kitchen window. Fabulous as a hanging basket display in your...
$4.50
Oxalis regnellii atropurpurea [triangularis]
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...
$4.25
Oxalis regnellii Dorothy Chao
Stock Number: 51901
A splendid "Silver Oxalis" sport from Dorothy Chao with splendidly large obtriangular leaves a glaucous milky green--most distinctive pewter hue beautifully complemented by clusters of palest lilac pink blossoms produced with abandon. Subtle power. Tends to catch the eye no matter how it is situated.
$8.50
Oxalis rubra alba [crassipes]
Stock Number: 40694
"Summer Shamrock" Reliably evergreen species with low, soft green fleshy leaves mounding over short succulent stalks which emerge from thick underground tubers; clusters of small white flowers reach their height during summer. Traditional Victorian favorite as a year 'round pot plant demanding full sun to flourish--now...
$6.00
Oxalis rubra [rosea]
Stock Number: 40970
Free-blooming "Old Fashioned Pink Shamrock" grandma grew on her windowsill with its seemingly endless clusters of bright rosy flowers, veined red, over the shamrock foliage. Thick tubers give rise to many succulent stalks--indestructable, does not go dormant unless you forget to water it for a month or so.
$6.00
Oxalis Species Honduras
Stock Number: 81222
"Honduran Sorrel" Flecked leaves emerge from central small corms (similar habit to regnellii) eventually followed by short sralks presenting clusters of pale violet blossoms. We thank Peter Borchard for this unidentified sweetheart.
$8.50
Phaedranassa chloracra
Stock Number: 51079
Exposed glossy bulbs offset to form mounds topped by short waxy leaves and occassional shy white nodding trumpet flowers soon fading to a pale pink with faint green tips. Beautiful when treated as a foliage potplant. Remember, a chill or a severe drought cause a mini-dormancy, practiced by some growers who feel that th...
$10.00
Phaedranassa dubia
Stock Number: 51080
Short 8" gray strap leaves arched over surface bulbs; odd amaryllid flowers rimmed green. Perhaps best grown as a succulent. Of interest in spite of its most dubious name to all rare bulb collectors. (Translation: Perhaps of greater botanical than horticultural interest.)
$10.00
Polianthes tuberosa suvarna rekha/marginata
Stock Number: 68355
"Variegated Tuberose" A cultivar from K.S.G.'s Nursery with each waxy leaf margined creamy-gold. The vibrant ivory waxy intensely fragrant flowers were called `Omixachitl' by Aztec for "Bone Flower" in their rituals. A very beautiful variegate for the serious collector, yet of easy culture given full sun.
$22.00
Polianthes tuberosa The Pearl
Stock Number: 66905
The fabuously scented "Double Flowered Tuberose" for intense fragrance in your winter greenhouse. Traditional summer bedding plant.
$6.75
Scadoxus Puniceus
Stock Number: 41474
"Baseball Blood Lily" Pale red 4" showy brush like flower heads, sometimes fading to tones of flesh pink; followed by scarlet berries; waxy leaves with reddish-maroon pseudostem. Now considered by some to be only a different collection of S. natalensis...even needing a dormant cycle in order to set buds for that very d...
$12.00
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Senecio tropaeolifolius
Stock Number: 60603
"Succulent Nasturtium" Cluster of curiously articulated tuberous roots support wiry vines with peltate irregularly rounded leaves which show a red rim in high light. Popular mimic. Shown to best advantage when grown in a hanging basket kept away from direct sun.
$4.25
Senecio tuberosus
Stock Number: 60604
Elaborate several-sectioned caudiform tuberous bases send up slim stems usually toppling under the small gray leaves. A good starting point plant to see if you wish to start a collection of caudex plants for this fat daisy has no dormancy cycle, no fear of full sun or part shade, and no dilemmas over the possibly irreg...
$3.50
Sinningia Bill Hull [hyb]
Stock Number: 20502
Marvelous reliable Ted Bona hybrid of Sinningia eumorpha with nodding slipper-shaped impressive white flowers with a yellow blotch appearing in the tubular throat held elegantly above the oval foliage on short stems emerging from the basal bulb (which crown should not be covered). Easy to grow and to bloom.
$5.75
Sinningia Brazen [hyb]
Stock Number: 20469
Our name for an extremely vigorous Ted Bona hybrid of S. reitzii; the erect purplish woody stems produce a multitude of small rosy tubed flowers with flounced overlapping tips of magenta with deep wine-red netting. Very long lived as keeps pilling up new tubers above old ones, making this irresistable to caudex collect...
$5.50
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