As various of our longterm customers regularly ask about availability of plants once offered in past catalogues (we suspect that many of you have more complete year-by-year collections of those newsprint compilations than we do), we have re-listed many of these old plant treasures this year after getting them back into propagation; furthermore, we've been propagating many new treasures from the main collections as well as readying choice new plants sent to us by those of you who love to collect and hybridize and wish to share your treasures with the rest of us. And, as usual, you will note that we like to name these new cultivars and hybrids after you!
Since our customers continue to increase their interests and expand their displays of the wondrous TROPICAL LOOK in their outdoor gardens, we have added many new flashy items for this look--odd new Aroids, unusual Agaves and their cousins, dramatic strong boned Begonias, a solid selection of reliable handsome Bromeliads, some very showy palms, spiderworts and Acanthus family members. So continue to tart up your urns & planters unabashedly; shamelessly pump up those perennial beds by adding a few companion tropicals. We have also continued to expand plant selections in increasingly popular categories: tropical bonsai plants, cultivars suited for standards & topiary, tried & true succulents suited for living wreaths or dish gardens, new distinctive material to try in your windowboxes or urns, and reliable yet choice terrarium subjects. (The sheer number of terrariums and wardian cases you purchased from us last year continues to esculate.)
Meanwhile, we have not forgotten our core support group (many of whom have been ordering /supporting us for well over 20 years now) who need new treasures for their hobby greenhouses & conservatories; their extensive lite gardens & plantrooms, and especially those who need a regular fix of an astounding new variegated cultivars. A reminder to our many Southern customers: most of the plants coded CGH (for Cool GreenHouse) are excellent choices for your permanent plantings even though they are summertime bedding or greenhouse plants in our Zone 6b climate.
You will notice an ever increasing number of individual photos & images this season--the attempt to illustrate nearly every plant we list continues--and we do thank profusely those of you who have sent photos we can use as so many of our older stock plants show the effect of many cuttings and airlayerings, resulting in less than typical stature for that particular species and/or cultivar--and all of us enjoy seeing how you have potted and combined your plant treasures. We have always learned more from our faithful customer friends than we have from all our many reference books.
Stock Number: 56303
(trailing/scandent) Trailing Michelson hybrid lined with lovely leathery small oval leaves, deep mahogany green blushed purple with lime veins, red beneath; white flowers. Very content clambering up a moss pole or around a topiary moss form to elegantly display its shingled oval foliage. We are keeping this very low pr...
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56092
(thick-stemmed) "Zig-Zag Begonia." Narrow tanned leaves, with brown tomentum beneath, on heavily branched succulent nodding stems forming eventually an impressive specimen with odd snowball shaped tight flower heads. Eventually forms a tightly clumped arched specimen of considerable charm.
Stock Number: 56093
(tuberous) Finely cut nearly palmate leaves & attractive caudiform base make this compact species a favorite for "Begonia Bonsai." Now more correct as dregii 'Partita.'
Stock Number: 56096
(upright trunk) Succulent rangy tall trunks hold fleshy silver-pelted leaves which become thick and waxy during winter cycle if excess humidity is avoided; clusters of white flowers. Needs bright light and good air movement to succeed. Works well when grown with your succulent collection. This is a long term project.
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56894
(cane) Stout stems bend from clusters of simidouble pink flower clusters perfect with the glossy deep dark green angel wing leaves blushed chocolate red beneath. Seriously popular--must have its own facebook page.
Stock Number: 56751
(rhizomatous) Rounded cut edged leaves reaching impressive dimensions becoming a showstopper because the dark maroon-cocoa leaves are held at an upright angle emphasizing the sangria red rouged underleaf & petiole. Clusters of pink blossoms late winter. This makes a statement--designers are now quite successfully a...
Stock Number: 56918
(upright rhizomatous) Thickly rhizomatous Honduran with elongated bright basil green leaves and clusters of white winter blossoms. Vigorous.
Stock Number: 56347
(rhizomatous) Remarkable big & brassy architectural wonder: Rose red fleshy petioles branch to hold a whorl of textured segments of basil green (coppery pumpkin in full sun) shimmery leaflets, each developing a whirlpool form--dramatic heavily textured ramshorns of foliage drama.Clusters of pale winter blossoms. Th...
Stock Number: 56355
(rhizomatous) Shimmery coppery metalic sheened foliage with tones of deep green blushed rosy umber; dramatic ruby red underleaf revealed by being held high by elongated petioles. Easy; fast; flashy.
Stock Number: 56704
(shrub) Vigorous bright "Green Holly" shrub with large white to rose tinted flower clusters--perfect in patio containers & large baskets; at home on any windowsill. This can easily also be used as a smaller hanging basket plant.
Stock Number: 56237
(shrub) Redish-tinged coppery glossy wing-like leaves thick on arching/cascading stems make this a popular hanging basket subject; white to rose flowers. Possibly the least demanding Begonia for the visual punch--equally happy as a houseplant, a stunning greenhouse showoff, or a willing bloomer in any urn or windowbox ...
Stock Number: 56770
(upright rhizomatous) Unmistakably a "subtle giant" with wide rounded fleshy waxy leaves with cloudy surfaces varicolored ochres, olives, and dusky avocado.Can become massive in time and thus quite popular as a landscape subject in the tropics.
Stock Number: 56114
(shrub) "Elephant Ear Beg." Great furry leaves on succulent stems emerge from "Rattlesnake Skin" bracts. Handsome specimen. Price reflects the extra care demanded in packing this gorgeous giant.
Stock Number: 56760
(rhizomatous) Big hairy leaves with a trace of a heracleifolia pattern and reliable vigor, yet this toss away sports recurved somewhat rounded leaf margins. Foliage tends to arch downward, so perfect in hanging basket. Definitely the "Rescued Rhizome" Begoina!
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56116
(sempervirens) "Sunspot Wax Beg." Creamy yellow mottled waxy glossy leaves a backdrop to the constant soft pink flowers freely produced; try under lights or in outdoor beds. As so many patio and deck container designers ask for this to be included in collections, we decided to list it again!
Stock Number: 56725
(sempervirens)"Hardy Wax Begonia" Appears to be an unusually full statured, dark foliaged "Wax Begonia" with easily produced rose pink (to red) blossoms; but beneath the soil it forms real tubers--has survived short shots of zero degress in Atlanta (of course, the soil was not frozen).We repeat this; we do not guarente...
Stock Number: 56359
(sempervirens) The lovely "Double Red Wax Begonia" nearly constantly producing clusters of marble sized flowers against the glossy succulent purple toned foliage. The totally retro Victorian begonia.
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56727
(upright rhizomatous) Impressively statured apple green leaves with darker margins curiously emerge shrimp pink from the thick rhizome. Adept at filling its pot quickly, then it's urn, then its own hanging basket. Showy winter blossoms.
Stock Number: 56125
(rhizomatous) Very thick surface rhizomes support the dramatically sized quilted leaves of bright yellow ochre, held aloft on thick succulent petioles righly haired. Give this one room. Equally impressive indoors or in your patio containers where its ochre gold coloring is amazing as an upright echo of Ipomea 'Margarit...
Stock Number: 59422
(rz or trailing/scandent) Very lovely low statured primadonna with very wide rich cinnamon green pebbled (cordate outline with bullate surface) leaves, reddish beneath, accented with pale lime veins. Extremely popular Brazilian with white flowers for designers of wardian cases and large terrariums--and for lite gardene...
Stock Number: 56913
(rz) Strong upright furled leaves of bright (even brighter than bright) lime green with ash tones and dramatically dark maroon chocolate rims. Great contrast in containers.
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56447
(rz) Compact habit: pinkish toned leaves with rose veins and reddish umber edges. Worley hyb.
Stock Number: 56524
(rex) Silver pink spiral with emerald edge and radiating line starburst centers, giving a stained glass effect; will take a summer rest if too warm, but less likely to undergo extended dormancy periods than most rex hybrids--nonetheless, a rex and thus a prima dona.
Stock Number: 56310
(tuberous) Erect stems hold purple blushed leaves. If kept cool, this lovely species will drop its foliage; only to quickly resprout from the subsurface caudex-like base and soon present its pink flowers.
Stock Number: 56386
Succulant angled trunks present many small rounded olive leaves in neat ranks. Easily grown heirloon hybrid.
Stock Number: 56783
(cane) Dramatic stalks with ginger green leaves surfaced silver with clusters of winter blossoms. Slow to establish. Seems a bit large for its name--or perhaps teen angels look a bit different nowadays.
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56134
(rhizomatous) The well known, deservedly popular "Palmleaf Beg." Seven to ten glossy serrated leaflets per petiole; maroon beneath unfurl from a very thick rhizome which typically leaves the soil line for the sky. Attractive greenish hued flower clusters upon heavy stalks. Excellent indoor pot plant; recently discovere...
Stock Number: 56136
(shrub) Glossy bronzed fleshy leaves, ornately haired, a dusky rich chilli red beneath carried on upright succulent stems; this is the old Easterbrook clone with large shell pink blossoms mid winter with cerise "whiskers." Needs air movement. Still quite popular as a windowsill houseplant because it thrives.
Stock Number: 56234
(rhizomatous) Compact, thick-foliaged Frieling hybrid of B. `Tiger Kitten' x `Persian Brocade.' Excellent for windowsill or will spill forth the rusty orange patterned leaves from a hanging basket.
Out of Stock
Stock Number: 56512
(rhizomatous) More vigorous far more compact seedling of 'Tiger Kitten'
Out of Stock