Product Code: 41097
"Victorian Basket Coleus' Square, widely cascading stems clothed in small leaves zoned emerald, brownish-purple, then pink at the heart. Violet lipped fls. Traditional heirloom considered by some to be very close to the original species form--the one your grandmother grew all winter in a mason jar filled with water on ...
Product Code: 55581
Downer's selection of a 'Trailing Queen' sport with very broad central pink & tanned violet zones, with the emerald chocolate edge. Strongest color contrast of this group, but the most difficult to grow outside a greenhouse without adequate humidity and regular waterings.
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Product Code: 32507
Rich reds overlaid with maroon-chocolates radiating from the center; probably an old heirloom selection as has the colors of 'Crazy Quilt' & is used extensively in Canadian bedding (yes: tolerates the first fall chills rather well). Absolute favorite of many of our customers as the clone we have selected and resele...
Product Code: 51761
Fabulous. Slim upright eggplant purple stems cloaked with furled fantastic small purplish umber and damask violet leaves highlighted with a burning glow of orange sienna, fading to chili reds and sultry carmine. Frieling's lucky cross of 'Dragon's Claw' x 'Noonday Moon' resulted in what several garden clubs decided mus...
Product Code: 55618
Brilliant slashings of violet, carmine, & carmel on strong widely branched shrub which reaches impressive proportions in a very short period of time. Possibly same as 'Spectrum' The four images listed with this entry show the plant at different times of the year, a very changeable cultivar!
Product Code: 23752
The "Black Patent Leather Coleus" without argument. Quite petite seashell leaves with crimped edges are unabashedly shiny black eggplant purple, thick substanced. Strong stems; holds winter foliage on strong stems; no flowering observed.
Product Code: 55656
Impressive African "Swamp Coleus" with woody stems ranked with slate green pelted hispid elongated leaves and topped with showy panicles of azure-mauve blossoms; shared by Quail Botanic Gardens. Requires moist conditions to gain its girth.
Product Code: 55528
The rusty lilacs, dusky limes, & chocolates suddenly turn a bright silk undies pink in full sun quite startling as the older foliage develops unripened pumpkin hues. Best known as 'Texas Parking Lot'; also sold as 'Alabama Sunset' & 'Bellingrath pink"; has become one of the basic bedding plants for sunny border...
Product Code: 51941
Fabulous "Black Coleus" with thickly substanced foliage saturated deepest purple.
Product Code: 53182
Giant golden leaves dappled straw blond along the veins; cassis blushed stems. A massive presence derived from a Frieling cross of 'Japanese Giant' and 'Amazon.' Not advised for the timid grower or the miniature garden.
Product Code: 55527
A tall elegant pyramidal masterpiece from Doug Ruhren w/ golden ochre elongated flame leaves with only the central vein bright magenta-purple; this is the one Martha Stewart uses in her container planting segment regularly replayed on T.V. channels. This hybrid does poorly if subjected to any chill.
Product Code: 55701
Erect stems embellished with dark purple deeply ruffled small leaves with a reddish undertone. Very richly colored contrast hybrid.
Product Code: 23740
Truly a "Christmas Storm" with deep maroon and electric magenta slashing through shades of olive and lime--more vividly contrasted color and decidedly smaller statured than its 'Christmas Candy' pollen parent.
Product Code: 66722
Wide leaves of fern green zoned chocolate mauve with a center of bright violet darkening to screaming magenta in full sun. Larger statured than rehneltianus tribe, yet lateral habit will create a cascading spilage of Victorian colors. For the traditionalists amoung you: this has the old heirloom Coleus colors.
Product Code: 66992
Very furled deeply fingered ochre leaves with dramatic white centers paired on stout self branching stems. Only one we know of with dramatic pattern.
Product Code: 41100
"Flowering Coleus" This is a clone we received from Longwood Gardens some twenty plus years ago. We have been told that the flower is not exactly as it should be to be the true form. Order with this in mind. The picture is of our clone. We have included pictures from one of our customers here also. If you can give us a...
Product Code: 39184
(The correct original name is C. jenkensii 'Uahiapele') The solidly dusky deep purple leaved taro creating a sensation in the garden & conservatory alike; also sold as 'Cranberry,' & 'Black Magic.' Very happy as a semi-aquatic--will maintain foliage readily in the warm winter greenhouse as long as it is given c...
Product Code: 33106
This dwarf colocasia, only reachesabout 2 to 3'. It has a clumping nature in growth. Each leaf is a beautiful, extremely dark black to metallic blue or purple, depending on how the light hits it with a stunning maroon underside.
You may order now but it shipping is on Hold for Spring of 2019 for th...
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Product Code: 31450
The shimmery "Black Caladium" with central purple mask between the pale veins of ash silver. Prefers aquatic spot, but successful as regular pot plant, soon forming a colony. Many of you have bought this over the years from us and realize that it has a very long winter dormancy if temperatures stay on the cool side: be...
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Product Code: 30625
Popular "Elephant Ear" whose giant quilted peltate leaves have always made it a popular accent plant for outdoor beds; the tubers are the source of "Taro."
This selection is richly marbled lime-gold. Keep it in growth during the winter in your warm greenhouse, as drying out the bulbs usually results in rot.&nb...
Product Code: 33114
New super purple-black form of this great arrowhead or elephant ear. Glossier than some of the other clones and quite large as matures.
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Product Code: 30606
"Imperial Taro" Soft shimmery heart shaped leaves with purple brushings between the veins. Semiaquatic conditions best. Keep root/bulb zone quite warm to encourage ample foliage.
Avoid winter dormancy
Product Code: 31254
Dusky purple blushed dramatic arrow shaped leaves held over the showy smoky purple petioles; excellent in water gardens as well as regular containers. Prefers to go dormant mid-winter, even in greenhouse situations.
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Product Code: 30633
Charming "Miniature Taro" Small one foot plant with small shield-shaped leaves with dark radiating veins accenting the pink-blushed centers. Nearly evergreen if kept in warmish winter greenhouse avoiding an extended winter dormancy. The same semi-aquatic plant as the one various of you ordered from us years ago as 'Haw...
Product Code: 33121
Heavily mottled new arrowhead Colocasia with richly contrasting spots and slashes. Very eyecatching and easy to grow if given constant moisture and strong light.
We expect to have these in stock over Summer 2022
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Product Code: 20076
A total show stopper! From a strong base emerge fantastic broad leaves of milky green perfectly highlighting the fan of dark green/ purple prominent veins. Unlike most of it's kin this 3-D show off has not gone dormant for us in greenhouse conditions.
Introduced by Plants Nouveau
Product Code: 31414
Heavily mottled arrow shaped foliage always stays compact for us; must have moisture and considerable constant warmth for best dramatic show. Our original clone of this is from Larry Lowman, Ridgecrest Nursery, this resembles a Caladium more than it resembles the other taros.
We hope to offer by late 2022
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Product Code: 10204
Very compact deep green strap fronds with tiny depressions on surface like hammered tin. Very attractive small fern equally successful as a windowsill pot plant (looks great in a small bonsai pot as the wiry maroonish rhizomes wander over the lip) and as a small statured vertical accent in the sophisticated terrarium. ...
Product Code: 11431
Short glossy membraneous fronds, elaborately veined, widely fluted into undulant tips like an Art Nouveau fantasy. And thus sometimes in Asian texts as 'Laciniata' even though not exactly lacinate! This tassled rare dwarf is petite enough to be perfect in a terrarium, yet quite able to cope with humidity levels of the ...
Product Code: 81811
This clone of the "Lily of the Valley" is beautifully decorated with pale pinstripes on each leaf. Heavily scentented flowers appear in spring.