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Plectranthus discolor Green & Gold
Stock Number: 42241
The pairs of bright lime yellow succulent leaves (with the random velvet green midrib or slash) most dramatic against the hairy maroon cascading stems; makes a dramatic hanging basket subject--a third of the stature of its cousin, P. amboinicus. Sometimes the leaves will be solid lime-gold; sometimes a central green fl...
$7.00
Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$4.25
Plectranthus ernstii
Stock Number: 66921
The thickly caudiform "Bonsai Mint" with thick small felted leaves, violet beneath; mauve flowers. Grow in a shallow container and allow the tuberous roots to develop above soil level. The small featured leaves on thick stubby swollen stems make this a major hit with designers of upscale Fairy Garden creations.
$6.00
Plectranthus fosteri Green On Green
Stock Number: 41113
Soft lime margins on furry sea green rippled leaves; handsome erect bush flourishing in cool greenhouse, or astounding all viewers when grown as a bedding specimen plant outdoors; one of the most quickly grown of all standards: stake the stalk to the desired height then repeatedly pinch to create a terminal poodle or g...
$4.50
Plectranthus fosteri marginatus
Stock Number: 41111
"Giant Candle Plant" Erect square stems hold wide scalloped leaves richly margined white. Very showy specimen will light up a display urn or windowbox, a tropical bed or island, a group of standards, or a sunny windowsill. Nurseries offer this in an array of creative names, but we maintain the botanically recognized na...
$4.50
Plectranthus grandidentatus
Stock Number: 41657
Ernst van Jaarsveld at Kirstenbosch B.G. sent us this very dramatically cascading species with thick prostrate stems hidden by showy wide succulent scalloped leaves with furry haired surfaces; perfect for hanging baskets.
$7.00
Plectranthus hadiensis tomentosus Carnegie
Stock Number: 51905
Attractive rounded cascade of succulent scalloped mint green leaves, fragrant when crushed, perfect beneath the sprays of late fall white blossoms. A new treasure from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We hope the name is sufficiently elaborate.
$4.75
Plectranthus madagascariensis marginatus
Stock Number: 41107
"Variegated Mint Leaf" A confusingly identified form sold in the mid-west as "Basket Iboza" with fast-spreading, cascading soft stems covered with white-margined minty, serrate leaves. Formerly offered under the then correct name of P. coleoides marginatus minimus (which is quite similar, but upright in habit). Hard to...
$3.00
Plectranthus Menthol Eucalyptus [Species]
Stock Number: 41711
Short woody stems are completely covered by mounds of thick succulent tiny "scalloped pillow" leaves with hirsuit surface-- giving off very pungent fragrance when brushed. Popular. Probably a form of the Kenyan Plectranthus coeruleus.
$4.50
Plectranthus Mona Lavender
Stock Number: 41128
Widely branching purpled stems with glossy wide rippled leaves toned violet provide a perfect background for the many thick spikes of garnet magenta blossoms freely produced late fall. Beautiful all year. Shamelessly trendy.
$4.25
Plectranthus oertendahlii Uvongo
Stock Number: 41123
A Kirstenbosch collection of traditional "Prostrate Coleus" with very bright ash-silver surface patterns. Beautiful selection of "Swedish Mosaic Ivy." Very popular.
$8.00
Plectranthus prostratus
Stock Number: 41124
"Pillow Plant" or "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick crenulate leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; white flowers toned violet. Very popular as a filler in succulent wreaths and prized by designers of topiary animals as remains very low growing. Always a goo...
$4.25
Plectranthus purpureus
Stock Number: 41125
Another "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick velvety leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; seasonally produces a beautiful carpet of lovely small leaves topped late summer with a miriad of small spikes of white flowers toned violet.
$4.25
Plectranthus saccatus [Cernezan 'N' Lime]
Stock Number: 41127
Handsome wide cushion with stout stems arising from a central woody base with many rounded succulent leaves. Seems to be newly re-marketed as 'Cernezan'. The species P. saccatus was originally shared by Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens many years ago--we see no difference in leaf or flower with this "cultivar."
$4.50
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Plectranthus Turpentine [marrubioides?]
Stock Number: 41658
Pine scented scalloped furry succulent leaves on thickly furred cascading stems--these stems start out upright but eventually arch under the weight of the fat foliage. Very potent "fragrance."
$5.00
Plectranthus venteri Snowflake
Stock Number: 51907
Distinctive deeply lobed pelted leaves on self branching stout stems; the purplish mauve blossoms usually appear in late fall. Our selection of this wooly aromatic foliaged charmer produces elaborately cut "Snowflake" leaves. Fantastic in a clay pot on your sunny summer deck; easy in your winter windowsill. Perfect whe...
$5.25
Plectranthus verticillatus (australis)
Stock Number: 41130
Formerly P. nummularius and P. australis.. The ever popular "Swedish Ivy" vine with waxy crennate leaves in pairs on strong cascading stems eventually tipped with racemes of white flowers--technically the clusters of flowers are in verticillasters a half inch around. This is an old so-called "Victorian Favorite." It is...
$5.00
Plectranthus verticillatus variegatus
Stock Number: 41131
Formerly P. nummularius and P. australis.. The ever popular "Marbled Swedish Ivy" vine with waxy crennate leaves in pairs on strong cascading stems eventually tipped with racemes of white flowers--technically the clusters of flowers are in verticillasters a half inch around. While this basic has fabulous white variegat...
$6.75
Plectranthus zuluensis
Stock Number: 54453
From widening nearly "caudex" woody bases arise purpled stems with richly textured leaves & spikes of violet flowers late fall and early winter. Our customers find this much easier to grow than the similar but quite frail P. hilliardiae.
$4.50
Plumbago auriculata Cultivar
Stock Number: 40824
"Cape Leadwort" Woody meandering vine with marvelous phlox-like heads of sky-blue flowers. Classified as a shrub, yet will meander on up a trellis. This is a dark-toned cultivar (very likely this is "Imperial Blue") noted for its long blooming cycle.
$6.50
Podocarpus gracilior [elongatus]
Stock Number: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
$12.00
Podocarpus henkelii
Stock Number: 59258
Beautiful Natal species with lustrous weeping broad needles spirally arranged on furrowed shoots; good in containers, as a specimen the dark gray bark exfoliates in long strips. Excellent as a long term subject for a standard. Zone 10.
$6.00
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 408030
The "Broad Leaf Yellowwood" from the Ryukyu Islands with woody stems supporting wide leathery leaves.  Very slow growing sutropical species.
$15.00
Pogonatherum crinitum
Stock Number: 56236
"German Bamboo" A lovely grass of great delicacy with fast clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks reaching a foot height; these branched stalks are clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai; customers in the subtropics inform us this is a most successful thickly clumped vertical vase perfe...
$8.00
Pogostemon patchouli [hort]
Stock Number: 41132
This is somewhat seasonal. Attractive coleus-statured species of uncertain nomenclature famous as the source of musky "Patchouli" intensely fragrant mint-sandlewood perfume--the predominent scent of every good rock concert (or do I date myself?). The source of Asian herb preparations for digestion, for snake bite; depr...
$10.00
Polianthes tuberosa suvarna rekha/marginata
Stock Number: 68355
"Variegated Tuberose" A cultivar from K.S.G.'s Nursery with each waxy leaf margined creamy-gold. The vibrant ivory waxy intensely fragrant flowers were called `Omixachitl' by Aztec for "Bone Flower" in their rituals. A very beautiful variegate for the serious collector, yet of easy culture given full sun.
$22.00
Polianthes tuberosa The Pearl
Stock Number: 66905
The fabuously scented "Double Flowered Tuberose" for intense fragrance in your winter greenhouse. Traditional summer bedding plant.
$6.75
Polygonum capitatum [persicaria capitata]
Stock Number: 40836
"Jacob's Ladder" Everblooming white popcorn-clover flower-heads bob over prostrate carpet of red-haired leaves zoned in rich mahogany--foliage turns wine-red if used as a bedding plant in full sun; Himalayan tropical knotweed perfect for hanging baskets. A popular houseplant and outdoor bedding plant since Victorian ga...
$5.50
Polygonum odoratum [Persicaria odorata]
Stock Number: 69019
"Thai Basil" A lovely vine (actually winter hardy here if planted next to a warm foundation) with elongated heart shaped leaves beautifully veined. Easily trained on a trellis.
$6.50
Polypodium (phlebodium) aureum Blue Star
Stock Number: 10900
"Blue Star Bears' Paw" Broad loose and just modestly lobed erect fronds from white toned rhizomes. This is not the wild form seen in trees in the south and it is not the ruffled "Mandianum" type! This "Blue Star" is a selected form of the species with strongly upright frond growth habit and good glacous blue color when...
$7.50
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