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Tropicals & House Plants

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 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 items for this look-- new Aroids, choice  Sansevieria, dramatic Agaves and their cousins, returning Begonias, a solid selection of reliable handsome Bromeliads, some very showy 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 (especially succulent Bonsai), cultivars suited for standards & topiary, tried & true succulents suited for living wreaths or Fairy Gardens, new distinctive material to try in your windowboxes, living walls, patio urns and reliable yet choice terrarium subjects. (The sheer number of terrariums and wardian cases you purchased from us last year continues to esculate.)  Many of these new items are perfect for your fair garden designs and for the popular living wall movement.

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: many of the plants 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.

Most plants are sent rooted in 2 1/2"- 5 1/5" plastic pots unless coded as unrooted cuttings for certain succulents.

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Begonia Avalanche
Stock Number: 56734
(cane) Lime green leaves richly strewn with silver dots with a milky glaucous green reverse. Showy clusters of dangling pearl white blossoms at height midwinter once the clump has established. Requires considerable patience to grow this to blooming size.
$10.00
Begonia Bashful Bandit
Stock Number: 57016
(rhizomatous) Major stature; serious presence. Deeply cut dramatic deep green leaves of heavy substance turning mahogany in sun are held aloft to reveal their red violet toned reverse. Winter flowers.
$8.00
Stock Number: 56340
(rz) Vigorous pot plant with dusky dark green and mahogany clefted leaves with central avacado starsplash and rose with magenta underleaf. Profuse shell pink winter flowered hybrid of Begonia bowerae x heracleifolia sunderbruchii--and the latter is supposedly a hybrid of ricinifolia with heracleifolia!. In the proven h...
$7.50
Begonia Big Mac [hyb]
Stock Number: 56731
( upright rhizomatous) Available now for the collector of large plants, Begonia Big Mac!! Impressive deep glossy green deeply fingered foliage supported by a thick massive rhizome. Considered massive enough to be engaged as a "Landscape Begonia" in the tropics, similar to its bruiser parent "U 1369." Looks like a stero...
$12.00
Begonia Black Truffles
Stock Number: 56914
(rhizomatous) Small statured. Crinkly spirals of dark sheen with brilliant white eye; forming a tight, neat tuffet of busy foliage. Much darker than 'Hocking Bravura' with more fingered margins. A thickly foliaged candidate for your "Black Garden."  Popular in Wardian Cases.
$10.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Bob Hamm
Stock Number: 56272
(rhizomatous) Blanton hybrid with dark oval leathery leaves highlighted by a red central omphalodium or "eye" and slim red rims; pink blossoms in large open custers in winter. This wonderful basic hybrid is extremely tolerant of low humidity, this "Bull's Eye" is much easier to grow than the similarly colored, but smal...
$5.00
Begonia Cane Types Collection
Stock Number: 99686
A group including "Angelwing" hybrids. This collection can include both small and larger leaved varieties. 5 plants
$17.50
Begonia Caravan
Stock Number: 56017
(shrub-like) Stout stems support richly pelted succulent leaves with a lovely pale ochre central design. Needs perfect drainge and good air movement to become the fab creature in the photos. As with most felt leaf Begonias, this is a successful window sill subject houseplant.
$15.00
Begonia Castaway
Stock Number: 56341
(cane) Very dark leaves with deep scarlet maroon reverse with very rich pink blossom clusters on out reaching initially somewhat short cane stems. Always requires considerable patience getting this mature enough to bloom.
$10.00
Begonia Cathedral [hyb]
Stock Number: 56018
(rhizomatous) "Stained Glass Begonia." Ruffled, cupped bronzy leaves with large "windows" (technically "Ectopic growths") of translucent ochre; fantastic yet vigorous growing heirloom hybrid--especially effective grown in a small hanging baskets so one can easily look through the nearly impossibly transparent windows e...
$12.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Cherries And Chocolate [hyb]
Stock Number: 56707
(rhizomatous with rex foliage) Small saturated easily grown clumping mound of beautifully marbled mahogany black leaves with pecan tones, highlighted with bright pewter brushings amplified by the dramatic cherry red underleaves. Amazingly vigorous and undemanding.
$5.50
Begonia Chuck B. Jaros [hyb]
Stock Number: 56375
(shrub) Large upright plant with shiny grape-shaped applegreen foliage. Unusual yet handsome specimen with winter sprays of showy antique white flowers held on red-haired stems. The stout erect canes can reach several feet if roots are free to run. Nearly impossible to kill.
$4.00
Begonia Cleopatra [hyb]
Stock Number: 56021
(rhizomatous) Profusion of nile-green maple leaves marked with maroon; sprays of midwinter shelltoned blossoms; while certainly not a showstopper (no Elizabeth Taylor), still an old reliable standby ready to ride any barge rowing by. We realize that numerous distinct plants are sold under this name--ours originated wit...
$6.00
Begonia Collection
Stock Number: 99004
An introduction to the range of habits--such as rhizomatous, shrub, rex, and cascades. Five established reliable species & hybrids.  Let us know if these are for a hobby greenhouse, windowsill, litegardening, baskets, and so on to guide our selection for your environment.
$15.00
Begonia convolvulacea
Stock Number: 56024
(trailing/scandant) The "Grape Leaf Begonia" with big glossy sharply lobed leaves shingling the scandent stems; enormous pendant flower heads in late winter are most impressive. Easy. Unmatched for a substantial hanging basket statement. Given support (does not need encouragement) this clean cut beauty can easily cover...
$4.50
Begonia Corallina De Lucerna [hort] [hyb]
Stock Number: 56028
(cane) Traditional "Angel Wing Begonia" w/ deeply lobed leaves dotted silver; pendulous salmon rose flower clusters. We do not ship the unlobed clone--this clone originally received from Logee's is similar or identical to 'Sophie Cecile' according to several California collectors.
$8.00
Begonia coriacea [hort]
Stock Number: 56898
(scandent) Handsome, quite succulent; the thick, arching stems are packed with shiny, slightly cupped dark olive waxy leaves with showy tomentose reverse displayed on the compact tightly foliaged habit; out arched white flower clusters.  Difficult challenge.  We root these upon receiving your order so there w...
$15.00
Begonia Cowardly Lion [hyb]
Stock Number: 56797
(rhizomatous) Big and bold, tolerating considerable neglect as long a adequate light is given to maintain that yellow copper dusky gold leaf to emphasized by darker veins--deep spirals with a 'Lopse II' texture. Showy white flower clusters. Certainly earns the space it demands.
$12.00
Begonia crassicaulis
Stock Number: 56276
(thick-stemmed) Impressive stout thick upright stems hold large sharply lobed deciduous leaves; enormous sprays of tiny flowers appear in late winter to break dormancy. This astounding species holds great interest to caudiform collectors as well. We are always impressed with the continued popularity of this big boy.
$7.00
Begonia Crestabruchii [hyb]
Stock Number: 56025
(rz) Giant crested bright green leaves form spectacular mounds. The ultimate begonian's magnificent obsession. An impressive extravagance demanding space, good light, adequate humidity--if you do not have adequate conditions to accomodate this, do NOT order it. Frieling's smaller statured hybrid of this, 'Hocking Hustl...
$22.00
Begonia cubensis
Stock Number: 56026
(shrub) Prim ranks of small waxy blue-green leaves on dimunitive upright, somewhat woody stems; lovely Cuban species often called the "Holly Leaf Begonia." The erect woody dark stems & small waxy platinum toned foliage make this an obvious candidate for a glazed bonsai pot. Small featured petite shrublet with very ...
$6.00
Begonia Curly Fascination [hyb]
Stock Number: 56027
(rhizomatous) Silver-splashed, olive crinkly leaves in wide beautiful spirals held low. Sport of 'Fascination' originating here at the Glasshouse Works. Requires even humidity to flourish.
$6.25
Out of Stock
Begonia Dade [hort] [hyb]
Stock Number: 56401
(sempervirens) Very charming self branching mini-semp habit forming a thick mound of small crinkly leaves with deep veins and glossy surfaces perfect with the clusters of rose blushed blossoms, suggesting its "Wax Begonia" cousins. Wonderful windowsill "Busy Lizzy" type for those after the retro look. Easy to grow if g...
$4.75
Begonia Dark Lion
Stock Number: 56117
Upright rhizomatous, petite upright succulent stems are densely ranked with pale eyed cinamon green leaves designed with dark masks and pinked rims.  Gradually forms petite mounds decorated in February with many clusters of white blossoms.
$6.50
Begonia Deco Daddy [hyb]
Stock Number: 56912
(rhizomatous) Dependable eye candy with deeply cut basil green leaves decorated with deco designed heiroglyphs of mahogany red. The pseudo-fenestrated leaves form a double helix as the clump matures.  Strong growing and impressively colored.
$8.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Dejah Thoris
Stock Number: 56910
(rhizomatous) Fabluous silver nacre leaves with elegantly frilled and fluted margins. Great in a Wardian Case; deserves to be more popular as one of the easiest to grow of the silvery crew. You get ten extra points if you get the name reference.
$6.50
Begonia dietrichiana
Stock Number: 56032
(shrub) Slate green leaves rimmed red & backed in rose on much dividing upright branches; very soft pink blossoms--certainly one of the most reliable heirloom Begonias. Very strong grower, remaining a charmer in any window.
$4.50
Begonia dipetala
Stock Number: 56790
Old favorite with short thick stems supporting wide flat richly haired/pelted leaves with depressed veins; long season sprays of white flowers fading to pearl. Lovely "Bombay Begonia"
$6.25
Begonia domingensis
Stock Number: 56156
(shrub) "Peanut Brittle Begonia." Shiny, crinkled leaves on arching erect stems; sprays of wintertime pink flowers. Heirloom Caribbean species.  Remaining a favorite houseplant because it persists in less than ideal growing conditions.
$4.00
Begonia Dragonwing [hyb]
Stock Number: 56526
(sempervirens shrub) This is a large statured heat tolerant seed strain selection with unusually large scarlet flower clusters emerging from arched stems studded with cheerful wing shaped foliage.Much used in summertime outdoor planters (and often appearing at nurseries specializing in spring bedding plants); of limite...
$4.50
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