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Acorus gramineus Dwarf
Product Code: 81484
Fast clustering miniature selection with taller foliage than pusillus, while individual blades are elegantly slim in the overlapping foliar fans--much used as a bonsai companion. As with all the gramineus cultivars, this must be kept evenly moist in order to maintain lustrous foliage.
$4.50
Acorus gramineus Dwarf Himemasamume
Product Code: 30549
Interlacing ranks of short sword-shaped glossy-grass leaves, each striped on its inner edge. Forms remarkable 4" cushions. Most certainly the prize cultivar of the species.  This quite rare Japanese selection of this winter hardy "Sweetflag" is also beautiful as indoor pot plant as well as a choice mame bonsai com...
$8.00
Acorus gramineus Masamune
Product Code: 30550
Bright white-striped leaves similar to A.g. variegatus, although considered to be more compact and shorter as it matures. An easily grown houseplant, always a star in a terrarium setting, equally happy in a damp area outside in our climate here.
$4.75
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Acorus gramineus minimus aureus
Product Code: 30724
Marvelous small tufts of bright golden chartreuse fans of tiny flat leaf blades; wonderful in small undrained containers; very showy golden tuffet in a terrarium as well. But most popular as an eye catcher in a Fairy Garden landscape.
$8.00
Acorus gramineus Oborozuki
Product Code: 30551
"Golden Sweetflag" Elegant ranks of 6"+ sword leaves of bright yellow-ochre with emerald pinstripes. Striking indoors in a small blue bonsai pot; beautiful evergreen golden-grass effect when grown in a boggy spot outdoors; popular in aquatic tubs for the deck as keeps small stature. This is a Japanese clone which also ...
$4.50
Acorus gramineus Tanimanoyuki
Product Code: 30004
Lime-yellow stripes inside outer edge of each slim blade; from Japan, excellent as short grassy-tufted houseplant; or quite hardy in Southeast Ohio--a "Japanese Sweet Flag" which stays evergreen if given semi-aquatic conditions outdoors. Easy in aquatic culture--although the name translates as "Snow on the Mountain," t...
$8.00
Alternanthera amoena Brilliantissima
Product Code: 32500
While the true "Red Parrot Plant" may no longer be in actual cultivation, this cultivar from Dale Huddleson sports coppery green flame leaves with red tones; pink centers with purplish veins and wine colored splashes. Very slow growing until the heat of the summer.
$5.00
Alternanthera dentata rubiginosa [Ruby]
Product Code: 40025
"Christmas Clover" has deep maroon leaves accented by masses of long-lasting ivory popcorn flowerheads lasting all winter-- thus also called "False Globe Amaranth." Old traditional houseplant, a favorite for its prolific winter display; but newly popular for its ease of culture in adding a quick splash of unabashed pur...
$4.00
Alternanthera ficoidea rosea nana
Product Code: 41845
Marvelous "Pygmy Parrotleaf" with very delicate-appearing spatulate rose-colored leaves forming a lilac cloud of foliage on the twiggy bushy plantlets; very distinctive lilac tone rendered quite delicate in tone by the filigreed character of the thin leaves closely intersticed--nonetheless an easily grown, quite vigoro...
$4.50
Alternanthera Purple Knight [hort]
Product Code: 51710
Low spreading (or cascading) carpet of glossy crisped wide leaves of metallic purplish tones. Quite attractive combined with container or windowbox groupings--do not confuse this with the far more narrow leaved A. polygonoides. Popular for rich color and rapid growth rate. This is available in seed catalogues from time...
$5.50
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Alternanthera versicolor Snowball
Product Code: 40026
Heavily branched stemlets of this "Ocean Froth" plant bear dainty leaves splashed brilliant white. Truly a "White Wonder." Flower inflorescence a froth of white--incredible as house plant, greenhouse showoff, and outdoor summer container accent. (AND: the skirt of Snow White at Disneyworld.)
$5.50
Arundo donax variegata [versicolor]
Product Code: 80076
Variegated form of "Giant Reed": clumps of stout tall stems with ranks of long leaf spears striped white-cream make this the most impressive dramatic giant grass which is reliably winter hardy here. The have traditionally been fashioned into mouth pieces for bagpipes & clarinets.
$12.00
Canna Australia [Feurzauber]
Product Code: 66889
Semi-aquatic "Feurzauber" forms a tight tall 5'+ clump of very stunning burgundy black leaves topped by petite scarlet (fading to salmon) flowers. Does well as bog or container subject (especially as does not go dormant), maintaining dramatic burnished chestnut foliar color even in high shade. Outstanding in the summer...
$12.00
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Coleus shirensis
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.
$6.00
Colocasia 'Black Saphire'
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...
$12.00
Colocasia affinis jenningsii
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...
$7.00
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Colocasia esculenta illustris
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 
$15.00
Colocasia esculenta Violet/Purple Stem
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.
$15.00
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Crinum asiaticum variegatum
Product Code: 51027
"Striped Bengal Lily" Large fleshy sword-like leaves are most liberally streaked white & cream; fragrant clusters of waxy white blossoms with purpled centers--these clusters, held alof on strong two edged stalks, can produce up to twenty individual flowers on a mature plant. Striking decorator specimen for the warm...
$30.00
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Cryptotaenia japonica atropurpurea
Product Code: 88829
Very handsome "trendy" perennial especially helpful by lending a dusky rich purple foliage foil to a gold & white Hosta planting. "Purple Japanese Celery" is also successful as a bog plant, the rather oddly formed buff pink blushed white flower sprays (nearly umbels) appear late summer--every butterfly in your gard...
$8.00
Cyperus albostriatus variegatus
Product Code: 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.
$10.00
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Cyperus albostriatus [diffusus]
Product Code: 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."
$7.75
Cyperus alternifolius variegatus
Product Code: 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.
$18.00
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Dracaena reflexa gracilis
Product Code: 40223
Formerly Pleomele reflexa. Short attractive waxy leathery dark strap leaves in tightly overlapped worls to cover slender upright strong stems. This attractive deep green houseplant will grow where all else fails; indeed, if you kill this you automatically enter the "Brown Thumb" hall of fame.
$3.25
Dracaena reflexa Song Of India
Product Code: 40224
Ribbed trunks support thick swirls of short dark strap leaves margined in wide ivory bands. Formerly listed in reference books as Pleomele reflexa variegata or 'Song of India.' Few house plants this highly variegated flourish in normal dry indoor conditions as well as this one.
$12.00
Dracaena reflexa Song Of Jamaica
Product Code: 40225
Swirled strap leaves with central yellow stripes; readily tolerates low light conditions. Waxy foliage withstands lack of humidity indoors where other plants fail.  We are often low in stock of this unique rare cultivar.
$18.00
Dracaena thalioides
Product Code: 40232
Stiff fans of crepe mimic leaves; this Pleomele thalioides famous for surviving very low light conditions. The terminal spikes of highly scented flowers may be fragrant to some, but reminescent of airplane glue to others. Not the most stunning showpiece, but a handsome survivor with attractive leathery foliage.
$10.00
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Equisetum diffusum
Product Code: 40246
"Tropical Horsetail" Soft gray green central stems form a tiny bamboo-like thicket: each central stem, with delicately nodding tip, is ringed with skirts of lateral stemlets to create intricate patterns; marvelous pot plant. Will survive some winters in our zone if the ground barely freezes, but best grown as a cool gr...
$22.00
Equisetum hyemale
Product Code: 40247
"Horsetail" Clumps of grooved green reed-like maroon-ringed stems bear conelike sporing structures at tips; high silica content makes them "Scouring Rushes" for pots. Their extreme vertical aspect makes them a decorative must for shallow pool/bog designs; while their primitive aspect makes them a favorite in very conte...
$4.00
Equisetum triseriale
Product Code: 40249
Low growing colonies of bright green erect 2" to 4" wiry wands; this is similar to E. variegatum, but the finer, less rigid stems which form lovely interlaced mats are a far brighter green fall color than E. variegatum. Lovely in pots or borders; a true visual gem (with ease of culture--full light and moist feet) for t...
$7.00
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