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Coleus caninus
Stock Number: 55657
Odoriferous succulent leaves, slightly viscous, on tumbling thick stems; attractive curosity--but when leaves are crushed, beware the "Eau de Firehydrant" fragrance. We received this some years ago from Sydney Botanic Gardens via California's Quail Botanical Garden and are amused that this rather modest plant is now be...
$4.00
Coleus Cardinal
Stock Number: 66762
"Cardinal Coleus" Dusky rose red leaves with wide lime crenations Heirloom type. Like the cardinals at the birdfeeder, this is deservedly popular because it is colorful and quite unabashed.
$4.50
Coleus Purple Duckfoot [Species?]
Stock Number: 41096
Compact dwarf globes of tiny purple short-lobed web-foot leaves tightly overlapping on self-heading stems; non-blooming mini excellent for light gardening or outdoor bedding edger. Called "Mars Coleus" on East Coast, this is a perfect addition to any urn, windowbox, or patio container (some customers spot it among thei...
$4.00
Colocasia esculenta
Stock Number: 30625
Popular "Elephant Ear" whose giant quilted peltate leaves have always made it a popular accent plant for outdoor beds; the tubers are the source of "Taro."
$5.00
Columnea tosca [hyb]
Stock Number: 20103
Very shrubby habit rigidly cascading with long barely haired leaves perfect with the fuzzy flared red tubular blossoms; this antique "Bona's Red Dragonflower" still is among the strongest growing, most easily bloomed of any hybrid.
$4.75
Cornus kousa Wolfeyes
Stock Number: 71481
Very beautiful upright shrub "Asian Dogwood" popular for its excellent layering habit with very regular, non-burning leaves with brilliant white margins; beautiful white flowers.  These are large plants.
$45.00
Crassula arborescens undulatifolia
Stock Number: 60241
"Blue Bird Jade" Bluish-gray elongate twisted leaf pairs stand erect on much branched pseudo-tree. Good succulent bonsai with compact rounded heads of pink star flowers whose glossy petals are more wide and blunt than those of most C. ovata cultivars. If the leaves develop any surface scars, this usually means that the...
$3.50
Cyanotis somaliensis
Stock Number: 50514
"Pussy Ears" Succulent creeper with triangular curved, glossy green leaves with soft white hairs creating a "fringe"; flowers said to be purple & orange--although after growing this twenty years, we have yet to observe any. Excellent for small baskets; perfect groundcover in succulent dish gardens (especially Fairy...
$3.50
Davallia (Humata) tyermanii
Stock Number: 10484
"White Rabbit Foot." The arched, vigorous foot is covered with pure white hairs-- very furry. The fronds are lacy and deep, rich green. "Humata" is the true genus name, but we double referenced it because it looks so much like a Davallia and sometimes appears as such in the wholesale trade. Excellent as a pot plant, ou...
$6.25
Deamia testudo
Stock Number: 31466
Does the price indicate the true rarity of this epiphytic Cactus? The easily grown "Dogtail Cactus" perfect for baskets as the ornately ribbed fat stem sections will create an impressive jumbled cascading curtain in time. But if given the chance to climb, however, this rain forest tropical becomes an agressive scandent...
$2.75
Dicliptera [jacobinia] suberecta
Stock Number: 50014
Cupped oval gray leaves, richly velvety haired surfaces giving a silvery tone, on low arching stems; showy brick-red two lipped rust orange designed blossoms in "King's Crown" heads appear during winter. From Uruguay (and thus tolerant of considerable chill), where this is known as the "Hummingbird Plant," this undeman...
$3.75
Duranta plumierii [repens] variegata
Stock Number: 41585
"Ivory Margined Skyflower" Vining shrubs with woody out arching stems ranked with beautiful glossy toothed leaves with very wide creamy-white margins. The blue (fading to lilac) flower clusters are followed by yellow "Pigeon Berry" fruit. Carib native. Foliage flashier than the repens/erecta complex--although the nomen...
$12.00
Duranta Species Dwarf
Stock Number: 42142
Hansoti #26; possibly an extreme dwarf clone of D. repens (although Botanists now suggest that all are species erecta--bit of a contrast?), yet the sprays of delicate flowers are of rich lilac, not blue. Outstanding dependable pot plant from India currently gaining much popular favor with prunner armed bonsai fanciers;...
$5.00
Equisetum hyemale
Stock Number: 40247
"Horsetail" Clumps of grooved green reed-like maroon-ringed stems bear conelike sporing structures at tips; high silica content makes them "Scouring Rushes" for pots. Their extreme vertical aspect makes them a decorative must for shallow pool/bog designs; while their primitive aspect makes them a favorite in very conte...
$4.00
Frerea indica
Stock Number: 60184
"Leafy Starfish" Semi-erect, then pendant leafy branches produce beautiful convex red starfish flowers spotted sulphur yellow. From india, prefers constant warmth and even moisture in an epiphytic mix. If ordered to be sent during a less warm period of the year, we typically send as an URCutting in dry moss so it will ...
$5.50
Gmelina philippensis [hystrix]
Stock Number: 53391
"Parrot Beak Plant" Woody stems with small attractively lobed leaves and terminal pendulous racemes of showy overlapping bracts and yellowish blossoms. Excellent container plant; try as a tropical bosai. A Genus from India on through the Philippines. Availability can be spotty--best to check before ordering as we do no...
$6.75
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Hedera helix kolibri
Stock Number: 41183
Silver-white and slate-gray flecked with emerald enameled on compact leathery leaves--forming a thick richly textured carpet with remarkably beautiful color saturation. Beautiful "Hummingbird Ivy" noted for unusually strong contrast of dark flecks on snowy white & ochre mosaic leaves of very strong texture. Its pop...
$6.50
Hedera helix Tiger Eyes
Stock Number: 41196
A golden-centered sport of `Plume d'Or' selected by Ken Frieling and introduced by the Glasshouse Works greenhouses. The deeply lobed, self-branching foliage makes this a full, handsome container subject; so far, a fair to good outdoor groundcover here in SE Ohio, burning only during severe cold spells without snowcove...
$4.75
Hedera helix Zebra
Stock Number: 66732
Stout stems hold thick textured glaucous green cupped leaves liberally streaked with cream. Although a bit reluctant to self-branch, still a dramatic cascading very variegated choice for a hanging basket indoors; furthermore, this dramatic heavily textured showoff has been quite winter tolerant outdoors for us for the ...
$5.50
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
Heliconia angusta Red Christmas
Stock Number: 53129
Dark foliaged compact growing "Lobster Claw" with marvelous red & white flowers in impressive dangling clusters. The overall size can be controled somewhat by container size.
$15.00
Heliconia humilis [stricta 'Dwarf Jamaican']
Stock Number: 54051
Short stalked clone of the "Dwarf Lobster Claw" with very thickly set wide showy foliage. As matures, will produce dramatic red bracts from which emerge white blossoms with green tips. Best one for indoor house culture as it remains more compact than the rest of the tribe and can even be flowered in a sunny plant room-...
$15.00
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Hemigraphis repanda
Stock Number: 59397
"Narrow Leaf Flame Ivy" Metallic purplish papery narrow leaves in attractive trailing clumps; odd papery tan flowers. "Dragon Flame Creeper" newly popular as a lovely cascading filler for intimate windowboxes, small patio container combinations, mossed topiaries and even as a semi-aquatic for tubs. In fact, this is so ...
$4.75
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
Hippobroma [isotoma] longiflora
Stock Number: 55617
A West indies Lobelia shrublet now common in Madagascar & the tropical Pacific: stout short stems thickly skirted with very long dentate dark leaves over which long ivory elongated tubular "Moth Tease" blossoms appear. Various tropical herbal uses of toxic sap are still current. Unless your VooDoo priestess grandmo...
$8.50
Homalocladium platycladum
Stock Number: 40371
"Tapeworm Plant" if you are a kid or of the male persuasion; the lovely "Ribbon Plant" if you wish to put a more delicate feminine spin on this most popular of tropical oddities. Glossy flat-jointed stems with tiny arrow leaves and weird waxy green flowers swelling from the fat sepals, then black berries; Remarkable So...
$4.50
Hoya polyneura Brushstrokes
Stock Number: 60115
"Fishtail Hoya" Pairs of thin fishtail-shaped leaves with dark prominent veins on arching stiff stems which soon dramatically cascade downward under the weight of the leaves and the odd umbles of creamy-tan flowers with reddish purple coronas in the center. Himalayan native, thus needs cooler, less sunny conditions tha...
$10.00
Huernia schneideriana
Stock Number: 60164
Chocolate violet flowers with cinnamon mahogany tones outside the bells produced in clusters as the base of the glossy upright (then tumbling) succulent short columnar stems ribbed with rows of soft "teeth." Easily grown cousin of the Stapelias, flourishing under the same growing conditions--and importantly, the most e...
$3.50
Hylocerus guatamalensis
Stock Number: 66264
Famous edible Guatamalan "Dragon Fruit" follows the most remarkable nocturnal fragrant foot long white blossoms which emerge from the most impressively statured three winged glaucous clambering stems of this semi-epiphytic big-boned Cactus. Typically sent in dry moss--although potted ones are often mailed as well. Be w...
$7.75
Iresine herbstii aureo-reticulata
Stock Number: 40405
"Chicken Gizzard Plant" Bright yellow-veined apple-green rounded leaves, with odd notched tips, accented by red-magenta petioles and stems--due to the delicacy of this foliage, not as vigorous as the other cultivars in bedding designs--for the same color qualities we recommend you use 'Formosa' instead. Old fashioned p...
$5.50
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