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Acalypha wilkesiana Haleakala
Stock Number: 42010
Large furled solid copper purple leaves with a deeply fingered elaborate filigree edge--appropriately named for the Maui volcano noted for its watery cascades eroding extremely deep valleys. Very unique selection with a distinct urge to grow ever upward--modest pinching of tips assures a wide dramatic show of incredibl...
$10.00
Acalypha wilkesiana Kilauea
Stock Number: 41525
"Miniature Fire-dragon" Very tiny spindle-shaped leaves of dusky red and coppery rose with creamy feathered margins; much branching dwarf forming small mounds. Thus: the most likely "Copperleaf" to be seen as a demure tropical bonsai subject. With limited light the foliage turns clear ochre with dusky pink. The best ch...
$4.25
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Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
Stock Number: 59213
"Heart Copperleaf", large russet leaves with long pointed leaves extending from the cordate tops, bronze-green & copper tones.  This is the best quick growing cultivar for outdoor borders, for showy urns and big windowboxes as it makes a big bold statement very quickly. Given free root run in a conservatory, t...
$5.00
Acalypha wilkesiana obovata cristata
Stock Number: 40015
Spectacular ruffled & fluted "Copper Swirl" leaves serrated & highlighted in pink, bronze, red.  It was famous even in late Victorian gardening as the splendid and dramaticly foliaged "Ceylon Plant." More demanding of warmth and full sun than the similar 'Hoffmanii.' Certainly (and deservedly) the most pop...
$8.50
Acalypha wilkesiana Raggedy Ann
Stock Number: 41955
Brazenly flashy "Razzle Dazzle Plant" with woody decorative stems anchoring large deeply lobed irregularly twisted leaves with saw toothed edges accentuating the deep maroon tones highlighted with deeply disturbed bronzes and reds.  No two leaves ever display the same outline. Remarkably ostrobogulous dramatic as ...
$10.00
Acalypha wilkesiana Rex
Stock Number: 31714
Distinctive "King Kopperleaf" from our Cajin friends with tall wand-like stems heavily cloaked with elongated bronze foliage, tipped creamy green and parchment rose--rather delicate tones within this bold and brassy crew. Extremely sensitive to chill; can only ship this delicately featured cultivar during the warmest m...
$5.25
Aechmea Foster's Favorite [hyb]
Stock Number: 52015
"Red Urn" Rich glossy maroon narrow urns brilliantly display fabulous heads of coral "berries" tipped with blue blossoms. Easy "Lacquered Wine Cup" a hybrid of A. victoriana x racinae quickly forming a colony of glossy elegantly fluted urns... and why not try this as an addition to your summer urns as a dramatic jolt o...
$6.50
Aechmea fulgens discolor albo-marginata
Stock Number: 52017
"Coralberry" Beautiful open urns of glaucous green leaves with faint crossbands and showy ivory margins, purpled beneath; violet purple flowers followed by quite dramatic wide spikes of "Coralberry" fruit. Stunning rosettes of seemingly unreal laquerware, yet easy houseplants. Once not uncommon in collections, this mar...
$22.50
Aechmea Red Ribbon
Stock Number: 52272
Elegant 'Foster's Favorite' type upright urns of overlapping lacquered glossy rose blushed ochre leaves with dramatic central red bands. Easy to grow despite its flamboyant color and habit. The dense red bracted spikes with red sepaed blossoms with lilac petals emerge from the depths of mature urns. An excellent choice...
$5.00
Aeonium arboreum Schwartzkopf
Stock Number: 60213
"Black Tree" Wide leaves tipped purple in flat rosettes topping thick erect trunks; golden blossoms in impressive pyramidal clusters often appear midwinter. This form has very deep maroon "Black Tree" leaves with shiny flat leaved rosettes reaching their most beautiful level mid winter--tends to rest in the heat of mid...
$7.50
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Alocasia plumbea nigra [atropurpurea]
Stock Number: 30108
"Black Taro" Elegant polished, blackish purple leaves form handsome specimens; produces clusters of large ivory hood shaped spathes protecting the 8"+ spadix. Very popular addition to the bog garden; trendy color for the urn fancier--especially those designing "Black Gardens." Not to be confused with the smaller, non-g...
$10.00
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Aloe Walmsley's Bronze [hyb]
Stock Number: 65055
Tightly clustered clumps of succulent leaves tinted copper; perfect in any dishgarden; even works successfully as part of a succulent wreath, punching through with unexpected stoloniferous pups.  If light saturation is poor, the foliage will turn green.
$4.00
Alternanthera dentata rubiginosa [Ruby]
Stock Number: 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 bettzickiana Red Thread
Stock Number: 53714
Excellent tuffets of slim scarlet purple thread leaves--very attractive, yet easy container plant. Perhaps the most popular of the tribe with our customers as it lends itself unstintingly to a myriad of necessary design tasks from topiaries to urns, from windowsill pots to summer rockery covers for dormant spring bulbs...
$4.25
Alternanthera ficoidea rosea nana
Stock Number: 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]
Stock Number: 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
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 Hocking Wink
Stock Number: 56710
(rhizomatous) Endearingly pelted (haired) small spiraled leaves of dark mahogany green with pale honeydew toned radiating veins; compact habit with stems bending under clusters of soft pink winter blossoms. Ken Frieling hybird from 'Hocking Shockwave.'
$6.75
Begonia Plum Gorgeous [hyb]
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...
$8.00
Begonia richmondensis purpurea
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 ...
$5.50
Breynia disticha roseo-picta
Stock Number: 40081
This does not get ordered as often as the above dwarf form, so it is propagated to order only. Called the "Foliage Flower Shrub" because of the white, pink emerald & purple oval leaves. True flowers are tiny green suction cup-shaped strands hidden beneath. This clone holds foliage if kept warm, not deciduous like F...
$12.50
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Canna Australia [Feurzauber]
Stock Number: 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
Celosia spicata argentea Purple Feathers
Stock Number: 54547
"Purple Feathers Plant" From seed collected by Charles Malden Fitch at Cambodian temples.The upright decorative dusky purple foliage is topped by many candles of six inch slim plumes of bicolored violet flowers. Use in annual displays or as a novelity in your winter greenhouse.
$6.75
Coleus Apocalypse Reselected
Stock Number: 50564
Yet more drama from Frieling: A big dark tower of wide thick substanced deep chocolate velour leaves (closely packed like a stack of shingles) widely flared with violet veins and with dramatic ginseng green cut margin. So far blooms abort (this is a good thing for garden designers); seems to tolerate fall chill far bet...
$5.00
Coleus Black Magic
Stock Number: 55660
Modestly statured upright habit with mahogany purple dragon leaves beautifuly outlined in avacado margined scallops, repeated with lime encircled central raised medalion. Very reliable; always popular sturdy grower (even though not very black!) whether used in bedding, urns, or a windowsill pot.One of the reliable ones...
$4.00
Coleus Othello
Stock Number: 66733
Deep purple black leaves richly fluted, ruffled and waffled; tightly stacked on stout eggplant toned upright stems which self branch to achieve an open pyramidal habit. The most vigorous and most satisfactory of the blackish purple hybrids for outdoor container use, bedding reliability and even good color saturation in...
$3.75
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Colocasia 'Black Saphire'
Stock Number: 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...
$10.00
Colocasia 'Electric Blue'  Gecko
Stock Number: 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...
$10.00
Colocasia esculenta illustris
Stock Number: 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.
$12.00
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Colocasia esculenta Violet/Purple Stem
Stock Number: 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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