Stock Number: 53374
Wide dramatic big starry rosettes evenly frosted silvery gray (one might even suggest this to be a feuillemorte tone!)--developing a scrufty surface in high light and good exposure. Requires far less food than most geese.
Stock Number: 52087
Very compact species with cardboardish leaf edges quite ruffled; eventually forms mounding tuffets.
Stock Number: 52093
Erect rosette with coppery leathery leaves mottled, gray-green reverse; greenish flowers. Cryptanthus beuckeri x Billbergia nutans. An heirloom bromel still sought after for its modest size, good habit and quite unusual colorations. Easy very attractive houseplant tolerating less than perfect levels of humidity. Updati...
Stock Number: 52092
Beautiful pot plant of dark maroon-red laquered curved leaves tightly overlapping to form fountains of moderate size, backed with silver tones. Hybrid of Cryptanthus bahianus x Bilbergia nutans. Recommended. Low growing heirloom bromel always reliable as an easily grown houseplant, quite happy on any windowsill. A grea...
Stock Number: 54342
Fanned clusters of large rigidly oblong leaves, each most dramatically splashed in creamy lime, angled on stiff geometric stalks. Formerly offered as C. glabra 'Giant Splashed'--this can reach considerable dimensions in time.
Stock Number: 40167
Fans of pearly green leathery leaves - each with dark feathered lines - slowly clump into impressive low statured specimens.
Stock Number: 42105
"Mexican Loosestrife" Slender arched stems, ranked w/ slim leaves, topped with petite lilac and green tubular blossoms with deep purple petals opposite four wider rosetoned petals. Height of bloom mid-winter. Easily grown also as a semi-aquatic. More a curiosity (and potential genetic pool for hybridizers) than an impo...
Stock Number: 41927
Marvelous step upward from the traditional "Firecracker Plant" (C. ignea/platycentra) with bright red tubular flowers on dark foliaged vigorous plants which translates as the ultimate Hummingbird favorite in our gardens here. This high performer is the best choice for urns, containers, and large baskets (especially if ...
Stock Number: 40169
"Hawaiian Heather" everblooming lavender flowers on an upright outcurved compact bush. Good for large terrariums, dish gardens and small windowsills. As the nursery trade basically grows only the 'Yatabusa' selection, this old favorite has basically disappeared from the general market.
Stock Number: 41376
Compact laterally-branching cultivar of "Dwarf Hawaiian Heather" selected at Downer's Greenhouses here in Ohio with sprays of pure white flowers; the perfect companion for the purple flowered cultivars. Good flowering indoor bonsai subject and quite popular in summertime urns. Still a favorite for the larger terrarium ...
Stock Number: 41333
A delicate color selection of the reliable "Hawaiian Heather" (a native of Guatemala, naturally) with very pale lilac ever blooming flowers on arched stems. A random seedling originally found in our greenhouses here, and still in great demand.
Stock Number: 42209
Foliage larger, lilac flowered color more intense than the more elegant 'Compacta', yet keeps lateral low growth habit. As this more laterally angled woody stemed selection grows rapidly, it will always appeal to bonsai designers.
Stock Number: 42349
Mexican "Cigar Flower" Modest bushy shrublet, easliy pruned to any desired size, producing many dark red tubular flowers with dark band and white rim at the tip. Always the favorite of kids. The lower more lateral growth habit (unlike the thriller 'David Verity') dictate this a spiller in container combos.
Stock Number: 66923
Multitudes of pert pink "Cigar Flowers" (each with a dark tip) on compact wide spreading shrublets. We have noted (with amusement) varying cute marketing names for this cultivar over the years as it appears, disappears, then reappears in the bedding plant market. Most peculiar indeed. We also maintain a white toned ver...
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Stock Number: 54371
Dark glossy foliage on strong limber stems (habit closer to Cuphea aequipetala) display multitudes of white-orange tubular flowers with fringed spidery tips only when this receives the full sun and warm root zone temps it prefers. Mexican (some say Caribbean) shrub eventually forming a woody base with time. This is a m...
Stock Number: 40172
VERY LIMITED AVAILABLILTY. "Indoor Hosta" Rosettes of corrugated heart (cordi-) leaves arise from thickened corms. Unusual soil level blossoms give its Latin name "Blue Star." An evergreen, very tropical, low height, Hosta look-alike. Imperative for serious collectors. Totally distinctive; seldom offered because of ext...
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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...
Stock Number: 56531
Seedlings of the justly famous "Sago Palm" with thick trunks supporting a crown of deep glossy green leathery deeply fingered palm like leaves; an excellent houseplant which will become ever more magnificent as your great great grandchildren inherit it.
Stock Number: 49458
Glossy leaves on shrubby vines (like a stubby Allamanda) with terminal clusters of showy cupped trumpet blossoms a richly toned lilac. Central American typically blooming here in November given good light and constant warmth. As the popularity of this curiosity seems to veer into extreme cycles, we can be caught with f...
Stock Number: 40990
Very miniature form of "Kenilworth Ivy" with tiny scalloped (three-lobed) leaves creating a dense carpet under a half inch high; called "Toad Flax" in Europe. Half-hardy in Ohio if given a limestone or concrete wall to hang on to. Yes, it is totally cute.
Stock Number: 51741
Totally fab: a very tightly mounding "Kennilworth Ivy" with multitutes of tinsy scalloped kidney shaped leaves, creating a busy underfroth for the miriad tinsy purple blushed and splotched white "snap" blossoms. Needs full sun and a sweet soil to flourish. A modest heriloom as popular now as it was in Victorian times.
Stock Number: 41368
"Lemon Grass" or "Fever Grass" Attractive clumping rush-like fragrant grass which is the source of the lemon oil used in Asian cooking, perfumery and medicine. Easily container cultivated. Stops infections; treats spasms; perfect addition to a scented bath--pretty much covers most lifestyles. Quite decorative in an urn...
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Stock Number: 40176
Beautiful creamy striations on tufted blades; outstanding. Performs best sitting in (not submerged under) water--altho also successfully grown as a non-aquatic in moist soil. Remember always: this beauty will not flourish (or even persist indefinitely) if the crown is submerged.
Stock Number: 40175
"Dwarf Umbrella Plant" Broad matt-green umbrellas with very short stems; do not submerge--loves to be set in a saucer of water, but does not perform well if the soil surface is submerged. Habit is broader and much shorter; cultural conditions are different from the other "Umbrellas."
Stock Number: 40178
"Miniature Umbrella Plant" Somewhat smaller, more slender stems and reduced topknot of rayed bright leaflets giving it the obvious name, "Sparkler Grass." Best choice for the small aquatic tub, the miniature hobby greenhouse pool, or windowsill subject (if you grow as a houseplant, be sure to keep in an undrained conta...
Stock Number: 40179
"Variegated Umbrella" Broad white bands on stalks & blades. Quite spectacular. This is the recommended umbrella plant for house culture. Can be used aquatically or as a standard house plant. If grown as a regular houseplant, just place a saucer under the plant so that it can be kept very moist.
Stock Number: 59195
Marvelously cute member of the Papyrus soon forming small flat rosettes of many wide quilted pastel almond leaves. From these quite short-stemmed stalkes whorled pleated center leaves develop from which arise arched stolons with new dangling cute viviparous rosettes--the "Spider Plant" of "Umbrella Sedges"--especially ...
Stock Number: 40180
"Dwarf Fireworks Pypyrus" short lightly clustered stalks are topped with thick explosions of short blades to suggest brilliantly green ripe cancelion seed heads. Best setting in water, not under water.
Stock Number: 41931
Grassy glossy-foliaged "Dwarf Bullrush" A miniature version of the giant Egyptian pyparus with stuffy triangular stalks tufted with thickly packed umbels of slender rayed "blades." Perfect in the small pond.
Stock Number: 51039
Shared by Warren Stoutemier. Habranthus-like foliage is topped with clear pinkish red tubular flowers with six fused petals. Prolific bloomer. Some consider this a form of Vallota speciosa.