Stock Number: 40133
"Blue Butterfly Flower" Upside-down blossoms of bright blue with indigo stamens (filaments purple, anthers blue!) suspended like chains of butterfies from the slim straight stems used as arrow shafts; beware the strongly scented (and we mean seriously scented) foliage. Perhaps more odd than beautiful. But still, every ...
Stock Number: 51017
"Belgian Hybrid Clivia" The usual commercial selection with large umbels of orange-red tubular blossoms, throated yellow, over very attractive deep evergreen leathery strap leaves. Unparalleled as a winter flowering houseplant, flowering in bright light; but hardly demanding direct sunlight or even good humidity to per...
Stock Number: 51020
While each seedling is of course different, we will send one with good stable patterns.
Stock Number: 66945
These are three years old at least--the winter heads of pale yellow blossom clusters are breathtaking..although not many blossoms per head are produced as in the Belgian hybrids.
Stock Number: 40137
Excellent dwarf cousin of the "Autograph Tree": freely-branched candelabra stems studded with apple green 4" long triangular leaves with waxy gloss. Handsome as bonsai; recently discovered by designers of wardian cases; excellent houseplant tolerating low humidity.
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Stock Number: 40136
Thick propellar-shaped leaves; forms stilt roots with maturity. Similar to C. fluminensis but with angular stems set with the succulent foliage; easy to grow if given strong light and bottom moisture, distinctive small statured relative of the more famous (and much larger statured) "Autograph Plant."
Stock Number: 58326
Compact "Autograph Plant" with thick cardboard leaves narrower than rosea with often whiter and more brilliant streaked centers or variegated sections. This is most likely another species, but growers have not ascertained that yet. Showy and easy to grow.
Stock Number: 40134
"Variegated Autograph Plant" Pairs of thick laethery leaves brightly variegated. Easy to grow. Leaves are much wider and more cardboard textured than the 'nana' form offered above. Quite splendid.
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Stock Number: 51918
Remarkable Ecuadorian spiderwort mimics a giant fleshy Bromeliad with long succulent sheathing leaves (like a short Crinum) blushed purplish violet beneath. With maturity, produces showy heads of dark blue violet flowers with a dramatic white claw and red tipped sepals. Demands warm conservatory conditions. We send lar...
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Stock Number: 40141
Tiny twisted ribbon leaves sprikling gold, maroon, emerald. Thick foliage points upward to resemble a mini bonfire, thus the "Cumbustion Croton" a tongue-in-cheek name for this Moluccan native. Wonderful minature for bright light.
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Stock Number: 40148
Emerald swooping, twisted spiraled petite leaves are richly purpled & gilted gold--alternate growths seem to produce elongated leaves, then disk-shaped leaves with "Lamb Tongues" dangling from naked midribs; most tiny leaves display the cute raised horn (cornus) mirib. While tiny enough for tropical bonsai and for ...
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Stock Number: 40159
"Arabian Coffee" These are small seedlings of the Coffee Tree. You probably will not be able to grow beans to grind, but this is the plant that eventually will produce coffee.
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Stock Number: 56747
Congested Lohman critter not to be "seeya later"--rumpled wide liver toned chocolate leaves with guilded scaled violet and John Deere green brushings. Bizarre fasciation of stems may look like pulled licorice; like kelp or something evolving (devolving?) under the sea. For those who see Coleus collecting as an adventur...
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Stock Number: 55628
Solid golden ochre leaves elaborately ruffled around quilted medallion centers-- looks like an absolutely mad basil plant bred on Mars. Upright sturdy habit; one of the very few ochre yellow color types holding up well in winter windows. Certainly more chill tolerant than most of the gold/ochre leaved hybrids.
Stock Number: 50564
Yet more drama from Frieling: A big dark tower of wide thick substanced deep chocolate velour leaves (closely packed like a stack of shingles) widely flared with violet veins and with dramatic ginseng green cut margin. So far blooms abort (this is a good thing for garden designers); seems to tolerate fall chill far bet...
Stock Number: 23758
A more highly toned 'Schizophrenia' with dustings of ocher and red at the center of the leaf fading to pale violets, rose read, and wheat white at the tips--all with random deep maroon dustings. Needs full sun to achieve effect.
Stock Number: 51772
Very current appeal with petite foliaged self branching selection perfect in many usese. Tight buns of diamond shaped wildly lobed mini leaves of blush pink shading to rose, banded chocolate and champagne. Ever so darling.
Stock Number: 55660
Modestly statured upright habit with mahogany purple dragon leaves beautifuly outlined in avacado margined scallops, repeated with lime encircled central raised medalion. Very reliable; always popular sturdy grower (even though not very black!) whether used in bedding, urns, or a windowsill pot.One of the reliable ones...
Stock Number: 49464
This vigorous progeny of 'David' has been reselected from a sport with slashes of maroon, parchment pale lilac and even cantalope & apricot tones on an elaborately lobed leaf held on long elegant petiole to give a lacy fluttery effect. This Frieling hybrid successfully brings other nearby colors together and the ex...
Stock Number: 55510
Doug Lohman selection with bright yellow & ochre sabre leaves tufted over fasciating stems resembling wide ribbons, then wild cockscombs as the season progresses. Merely fabulous--but beware that the fasciation start forming in mid to late summer, very seldom earlier. So this is an excellent choice for the Winter g...
Stock Number: 55612
"Butterfly Coleus" Lacinate leaves with purples and olives (like a pastel 'Snowflake' with three tiers) on strong central stems making this heirloom hybrid a natural for small standards. Never flashy, always charming, especially when combined with bolder leaved hybrids.
Stock Number: 66726
A small statured self branching rounded glory with soft roses, delicate mauves, pinks and avacado with a rusty champague halo. As many order this every year even when unlisted, we re-introduce this lovely hybrid.
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...
Stock Number: 55695
Very tiny elaborately lobed mahogany maroon leaves tightly packed on muchbranched short toppling stems. Intensifies the similarly statured 'Purple Duckfoot,' 'Charlie McCarthy,' & 'India Frills' when planted as a group. From Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton, Il. The touchstone by which any new mini must be evaluated. Consta...
Stock Number: 58336
Yellow saturated lime tones on dramatically frilled tiny leaves with pale midribs and elaborately fingered margins, with basil and violet designs. Recent Frieling hybrid from the loins of 'Calypso' is small statured (and thus popular in Fairy Garden designs) yet quite vigorous.
Stock Number: 49469
So very weird Gothic in appearence: a very naughty Coleus with narrow puckered leaves of jade green with maroon licorice and coppery lime highlights along the slim scaber leaves with tortured cut edges. Excellent for the miniature garden as remains petite while radiating serious attitude. We cannot tell whether this re...
Stock Number: 51766
Handsome low habit: tidy self-heading type. Small pale ochre to wasabi green sabre leaves with quite bright white central flames strikingly accented by the row of white gold dots along every margin.While sharing parallel colors, this Frieling hybrid is smaller statured and more wide in habit than the somewhat vertical ...
Stock Number: 66721
A sport of 'India Frills' selected by Charles Downer with a very dark dramatic center fingering.
Stock Number: 51793
Dainty appearance; tough as nails. Much branched tuffets of closely held unusual vedigris green deeply fingered leaves with purpled rims and blushed veins. Quite lovely, especially as keeps good winter foliage. A most interesting and reliable foliar eyecatcher for any design demanding a touch of pure wasabi green.
Stock Number: 55514
Very wide billowy leaves of intense ochre with lower third colored rich crimson as if "dipped"; shared by Doug Ruhren, this candidate for standards has become a basic over the years for bold bedding schemes. Similar to 'Atlas' (which lacks the vivid reddish purples of this hybrid) and hopelessly confused with it in the...