This wide ranging selection is very popular with botanic gardens needing unique plants in their supporting sales areas & volunteer training workshops (and a number from each shipment seem to become parts of the permanent displays); this is also much ordered by estate or municipal conservatories starting new displays or pumping up old displays in a most thrifty way. Nonetheless, our continued focus for this splendid group of choice plants remains that jaded hobby grower urgently needing some new toys outside what they would typically find locally or would notice in a catalogue. This has also been much ordered by small mom & pop nurseries who need to add some serious spice & punch to keep their regular customers returning. Please tell us your light conditions, your interest in foliage, bloom, succulence, etc--if these are significant considerations. If you are interested only in specific plants or genera, please order them from the main catalogue with their stock numbers. 50 rare and unique plants.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×