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Winter Bloomers
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Jasminum sambac Maid Of Orleans
Stock Number: 40424
This "Arabian Jasmine" clone has semi-double flowers of rich fragrance on woody shrubs with pale foliage; considered the best for houseculture by the Elberts--certainly the easiest to bloom indoors. The famous J.s. `Multiplex' grown for oils used in the French perfume industry; traditionally the Chinese use this attrac...
$10.00
Justicia brandegeana variegata
Stock Number: 50040
"Snow Shrimp" Fabulous snowy white variegation on foliage fading to pure white margins; white bracts turn copper in bright light. Rare and striking sport. Not a totally successful houseplant unless you can provide the essential levels of humidity necessary to prevent spider mite. But with good light and a pebble tray t...
$4.25
Justicia carnea [jacobinia carnea]
Stock Number: 50042
"King's Crown" or "Brazilian Plume" Erect stems bear large, very showy plumes of rose-pink tubular hooked flowers. Knockout when in full flower. Available usually in late Spring. Other times of the year, it might be propagated to order.
$4.50
Justicia petiolaris bowiei
Stock Number: 69003
Beautiful mauve blossoms perfectly foiled by wide rounded sheened leaves, each with a bright radiating midvein. An introduction from Kirstenbosch fomerly listed a J. bowiei--actually looks more like a Barleria! Fabulous in a shaded basket or mixed urn.
$6.00
Justicia rizzinii
Stock Number: 50045
Also Jacobinia pauciflora/floribunda. "Brazilian Fuchsia" Tiny oval olive toned leaves on jointed, arched stems bearing marvelous pendant scarlet flowers with bright yellow tips. A Victorian favorite which requires a relatively cool location in your greenhouse in order to initiate flower bud formation along with bright...
$6.00
Kalanchoe beauverdii Hybrid
Stock Number: 60374
Gray green noodle leaves in rigid opposite pairs with ridged tips producing adventitious plantlets, on scrambling wiry stems. Clusters of pendant glossy olive calyx bells, each with shiny salmon-pink petals with violet-speckled rims--quite a midwinter show. (Probably constitutes a distinct species as yet unidentified f...
$4.00
Kalanchoe daigremontiana
Stock Number: 60386
"Life Plant" or "Mother of Thousands" Plantlets form on the crenulated margins of the liver-green triangular fleshy leaves, spotted reddish-brown; heads of pendant pinkish midwinter blossoms gradually fade to a delicate gray-violet hue. Formerly in the genus Bryophyllum, appropriate as the Latin translates to "sproutin...
$3.25
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Stock Number: 60389
"Purple Scallops" Amethyst, flour-dusted scalloped leaves are margined purple with brownish notches producing adventitious buds in sufficient light and humidity; elegant terminal clusters of pendant khaki-pink flowers appearing late winter. Madagascar native. Very attractive; easily grown given good light. Lovely color...
$3.50
Kalanchoe houghtonii
Stock Number: 60394
Also K. poincarei, the famous "Good Luck Plant" A hybrid "Life Plant" of daigremontiana x tubiflora with tan-pink channeled slim leaves (distinctly wider and flatter than tubiflora) with purple designs and toothed margins producing many adventitious plantlets. Easy favorite with very showy rigid umbles of down turned b...
$2.75
Kalanchoe obtusa
Stock Number: 60407
Attractive broad succulent leaves on very short stems beautifully accent and frame the hemispheres of upfacing brick-red flowers. Attractive compact bouquet from Tanzania. Marvelous tuffet outline gradually branching with time; certainly the most flower power for the foliar size and thus astoundingly popular both as an...
$6.75
Kalanchoe pinnata
Stock Number: 60410
"Air Plant" or "Miracle Leaf" Most famous "Bryophyllum" for each of the ornately notched leaves produce clinging adventitious plantlets along their margins; these plantlets will form even when the mature leaf is wrenched from the stout stems and pinned to a curtain. (And if you remember those ads and drawings in the Su...
$3.50
Kalanchoe prolifera
Stock Number: 60409
"Blooming Boxes" Maroon-rimmed stout rubbery fishbone leaves rigidly ranked on handsome erect trunks; terminal inflorescence of showy yellow flowers, each peeping from a bizarre dangling four-sided box-like bract, followed by a dazzling "proliferation" of plantlets. Madagascar native with the "Byrophyllum" urge--but ad...
$4.75
Kalanchoe tubiflora [delagoensis]
Stock Number: 60427
"Hollywood Palm" or "Chandelier Plant" Erect pinkish stems thickly hung with pendant cylindric dark leaves spotted reddish brown and emerald and tipped with notches nurturing bundles of plantlets; showy clusters of pale red bellflowers pendant mid winter from elaborate terminal inflorescence. Madagascar native. The sec...
$2.75
Malvaviscus arboreus mexicanus
Stock Number: 40458
Formerly M. penduliflorus. "Turk's Cap" or "Scotsman's Purse" Hibiscus cousin with folded pendulous bright red blossoms with protruding stamens. An easily bloomed shrub--reaching its height of flowering midwinter when you most need the scarlet blossoms. Long a traditional hobby greenhouse standby as never fails to intr...
$4.50
Malvaviscus arboreus paquito Pink
Stock Number: 41431
"Pink Turk's Cap" Semi-gloss foliage ranked along the woody Hibiscus like stems; intriguingly furled pink dangling flowers quite showy during the winter months.
$6.00
Malvaviscus germanderii Fiesta
Stock Number: 54031
Very showy "Dwarf Sleepy Mallow" with brightly variegated chunky leaves accented with many cute bright scarlet "Turk's Cap" blossoms--but each flower is held uprignt, unlike the pendulous blossoms of M. arboreus. This brilliantly foliaged selection of this handsome small shrub was found and shared by Greg Grant. Much p...
$17.00
Medinilla cumingii kinabalu
Stock Number: 42217
Deeply ribbed wide leaves paired on cascading stems; Green bracts highlight dramatic clusters of rich pink flowers presented in a grape-bunch shaped inflorescence which are followed by showy purple pulpy berry like fruits. Does well even as an indoor houseplant, given enough elbowroom and a functioning pebble tray.
$17.50
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Monadenium coccineum
Stock Number: 67331
"Masai Spurge" slender angled stems with upright art Noveau ridges topped with multiple scarlet to pink showy cymes--thesebright hooded flowers open near Thanksgiving and still are colorful at Easter! The serrate-edged keeled leaves are deciduous. Popular.
$6.50
Odontonema strictum [hort]
Stock Number: 50114
Tropical "Firespike Bush"--strong stalks with rich green, somewhat corrugated foliage topped with bright red-scarlet tubular "Cardinal's Guard" flowers, usually in winter. Best pruned severely after flowering periods as can become a major jungle left on its own, easily reaching six feet or more if given free root run. ...
$4.00
Osmanthus fragrans
Stock Number: 40685
"Sweet Olive" Leathery-leaved shrub; clusters of small white flowers emit a delightful rare fragrance "blending jasmine, ripe apricots & gardenia" used in China to scent tea. Himalayan native's leaf edges burn if humidity insufficient or if watered with a source high in salts or a watersoftener. Not a houseplant un...
$10.00
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 siliquosa Copper Glow
Stock Number: 40705
Striking copper-pink leaves thickly overlapping on the strong succulent stems, which gradually arch over under the weight of the fabulously hued foliage; rare "Copper Velvet Shamrock" This variety does not have tubers, but is a vining subject, a traditional houseplant, with masses of cheerful yellow blossoms reaching t...
$4.25
Oxalis siliquosa Zinfandel
Stock Number: 59405
An unusually dark leaved form of the species, seemingly the same as 'Bonfire' and other purple red clones such as 'Maroon Beauty' with yellow blossoms occasionally revealing red veining in the winter sun. Has had many many many names over the years.
$5.25
Oxalis variabilis [purpurea] Grand Duchess
Stock Number: 40706
Summer-dormant "Grand Duchess Oxalis" produces pendant mound of soft clover leaves with large silky flowers of lavender--this needs very bright winter light to produce the showy blossoms. We prefer to ship this late summer just before the foliage emerges after summer dormancy cycle. This prima donna requires at least a...
$8.50
Pachypodium saundersii
Stock Number: 60534
"Star of Lundi" Thick clubfoot caudiform bases--smooth bark of silver-gray--taper to branches covered with spur shoots covered with deciduous deep green leaves, each flanked with needle-like spines; white flared blossoms. South Africa. Ask about our specimen size plants.
$12.50
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Pavonia hastata
Stock Number: 40739
"Fairy Hibiscus" Small-statured South American shrublet with small haired hastate leaves and many lovely mallow flowers of delicate tissue pink with a scarlet eye--if not warm and sunny, will form cleistogamous flowers in winter. Excellent in cool window or potted under lights. Becoming popular as a summertime patio co...
$7.50
Pavonia spinifex
Stock Number: 51748
Seldom available shrubby Hibiscus cousin with attractive oblong leaves and lemon yellow flowers with elaborate bracts; best blooms are achieved in a greenhouse environment during the winter up north; while also a distinctive addition to summertime urns and tropical beds..While not really a solo act, will swell the chor...
$4.25
Pedilanthus tithymaloides variegatus
Stock Number: 67357
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
$5.00
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Pelargonium grossularioides robers Lemon Rose [hyb]
Stock Number: 40748
Deeply lobed leaves with rich pungent fragrance on vigorously growing plant--try outside for summer bedding.
$5.50
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