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Crinum amabile Purple Selection
Stock Number: 51209
"Giant Red Spider Lily" Broad fleshy upright leaves emerge a rich purplish maroon in a massive whorl gradually fading to coppery violet; the heavy trunk supports giant stalks of richly fragrant violet toned blossom clusters. Impressive! While excellent as a container subject with silvered or golden foliaged plants, thi...
$15.00
Cryptbergia rubra [hyb]
Stock Number: 52092
Beautiful pot plant of dark maroon-red laquered curved leaves tightly overlapping to form fountains of moderate size, backed with silver tones. Hybrid of Cryptanthus bahianus x Bilbergia nutans. Recommended. Low growing heirloom bromel always reliable as an easily grown houseplant, quite happy on any windowsill. A grea...
$5.50
Eucomis comosa Sparkling Burgundy [oakhurst]
Stock Number: 65640
Once again in stock and available! The lovely "Purple Pineapple Lily" with somewhat succulent burgundy foliage forming a wide succulent rosette from which arise the distinctive greenish white flowers closely packed on a long succulent spike lasting months (typically topped with a bizarre topknot of leaflets, thus resem...
$10.00
Euphorbia cotinifolia atropurpurea
Stock Number: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
$12.00
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Euphorbia Flameleaf (Species)
Stock Number: 67035
"Flameleaf Spurge" Multitudes of slender stems flutter with rounded diamond-shaped leaves of dusky violet fading to emerald green edges. While of delicate appearance, actually a very easy-to-grow houseplant, marvelous under lights. Amazon native. Absolutely excellent when added to outdoor summer urns, windowboxes and e...
$2.50
Euphorbia trigona Red Leaf
Stock Number: 67106
"Red Milk Bush" Easily grown cultivar of this upright three sided trunked, side branching basic, but with the added attraction of beautiful red foliage when grown in bright light. The entire stem also turns purplish-red in high light. Easily grown as a house plant.
$10.00
Ficus elastica Burgundy
Stock Number: 44020
Beautiful "Purple Rubber Tree" with thick glossy cardboard leaves thickly spaced on the woody central stem. Tolerates low humidity.  Very easy to grow houseplant.
$10.00
Fittonia verschaffeltii Frankie
Stock Number: 53195
Well, "Of All the Nerve Plants" with stunning new leaves emerging pale baby bottom pink crimp edged in emerald green, the foliage gradually maturing to green with mosaic veins--must have humidity to survive. Will blink up any terrarium.
$6.75
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Fittonia verschaffeltii Red Star
Stock Number: 50018
"Crested Red Nerve Plant" Deep red toned broad oval leaves with a mosaic of pink-tan veins. Heavy substanced low foliage fabuously crested with frilled margins; may be sent as mossed cuttings. Remarkable addition to any terrarium.
$8.00
Fosterella villosula
Stock Number: 52108
Bolivian with succulent purplish leaves in flattened starburst rosettes from which rise the wands of flowers; a colorful small Bromeliad tolerating lower light while maintaining its sophisticated coloration. Interesting successful windowsill potplant easily transferred to a starring role in any Wardian case.
$5.75
Fuchsia triphylla Gartenmeister Bohnstedt
Stock Number: 40314
"Red Wing Fuchsia" Upright stems with deep bronzy foliage, violet beneath; single red bloom clusters; good houseplant as species parent is native to warm West indies. 1906 German hybrid gradually clumping in to a modest shrub; thus easily grown in the same container for years.
$6.00
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Gynura Bicolor [hort]
Stock Number: 40326
Prostrate stems with deep velour leaves, purple beneath, emerge from swollen root surface; Underated species from the Molluccas excellent in wintertime greenhouse baskets; equally at home cascading from windowboxes or urns in your summertime outdoor plantings. As eager and willing to grow and impress as aurantiaca is w...
$5.25
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Gynura sarmentosa [hort]
Stock Number: 40327
"Purple Passion Vine" Succulent jagged leaves carpeted with rich purple hair on gracefully arching or (if given a mossed pole) clambering stems; All the sarmentosas need full sun and reliable air movement to perform well..
$3.50
Haemaria discolor dawsoniana
Stock Number: 40329
Available once again. Many of our customers have enjoyed this in terrariums. "Jewel Orchid" Black leaves veined in coral; fragrant cream elaborate mini-orchid blossoms with pinkish bracts. Best in humid terrarium environments, yet we have observed beautiful old specimens grown on indoor windowsills and splendidly color...
$12.50
Haemaria discolor nigrescens
Stock Number: 40330
The ebony leaf "Jewel Orchid"--pale scarlet midrib on licorice black or very dark leaves. A special fabulous addition to any terrarium design; but truely "black" when grown in a lite garden site.
$15.00
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Hemigraphis (alternata ?) Exotica [hort]
Stock Number: 50030
"Waffle Plant" Shiny maroon marginally rolled leaves extremely quilted and seriously puckered and paired on red stems rooting at each node. Even flourishes as an aquatic plant!
$3.00
Out of Stock
Hemigraphis Exotica Variegata [hort]
Stock Number: 50031
"Variegated Waffle Plant" the oval puckered metallic-purpled pairs of leaves, each with an attractively rolled margin, are splotched with straw yellow; wonderful as the furled margins reveal the wine-red underleaf. Popular for hanging baskets, for mossed topiaries, for windowboxes, a large wardian case, and indoor sunn...
$7.00
Hemigraphis Red Equator [Sp]
Stock Number: 50033
"Baby Waffle" Slightly puckered, purple grape-sized leaves on miniature creeping stems creating extensive lovely low mats and thus quite popular as a Terrarium subject and as a basic for mossed topiary. Very effective cascading from a windowbox or patio urn; a traditional low growing houseplant; more recently also disc...
$4.50
Hibiscus eetveldianus Maple Sugar [Jungle Red]
Stock Number: 51707
This plant sometimes goes under the name of Hibiscus acetosella. The excellent "Maple Leaved Mallow" with blackish purple maple shaped (sure!) deeply lobed leaves blushed red in full sun. Engaging mimic of "Mary Jane" for an erect accent in planters and urns; if a consevatory subject, expect dusky sultry wine-toned win...
$6.25
Out of Stock
Hippeastrum San Antonio Rose
Stock Number: 51295
Compactly statured clumping Amaryllis with reddish veined violet blushed strap leaf reverses; violet pink blossom clusters. Likely overwinters in Z8 and higher as hybridizer William Bell crossed Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum x traubii doraniae. Thanks to Steve Lowe for sharing this with us--as has proven to be an ea...
$8.00
Ipomea batatas Ace Of Spades
Stock Number: 55962
Striking blackish maroon spade shaped (heart shaped) leaves are thickly set on succulent trailing stems; same habit as 'Blackie' with edible white tubers. Recently has been "re-marketed" on East Coast as 'Purple Heart.' Must reflect a time of war. Fabulous in urns and baskets; very effective when paired with the chartr...
$5.00
Out of Stock
Ipomea batatas Blackie
Stock Number: 40403
"Black Yam" or "Purple-leaved Sweet Potato" Dark palmate leaves overlap to create a starburst lacy effect while firmly anchored on sturdy maroon-stemmed vines; fabulous in hanging baskets. As popular now as when we first offered it some twenty years ago with Carolyn Wilson in her Country Hills greenhouse catalogue.
$3.00
Ipomea batatas Bronze Beauty
Stock Number: 41427
"Pumpkin Skin Sweet Potato" Excellent trailing stems with the palmate outlined leaf of 'Blackie,' yet richly toned bronzy pumpkin to dusky orange depending on light exposure. Very trendy color for mixed containers. The perfect solution if 'Ace of Spades' is too aggresively purple for your design, and 'Margarita' is sim...
$5.00
Out of Stock
Iresine herbstii
Stock Number: 40404
"Blood Leaf" Bright purplish-red "Beet" or "Beefsteak Plant" so named in Victorian times for the beautiful waxy oval puckered leaves, with notched tips, on red-maroon stems forming dense bushes. Traditional window-sill plant, the Achyranthes verschaffeltii of elaborate Victorian bedding design. We will not ship until w...
$4.25
Iresine herbstii acuminata [versicolor]
Stock Number: 42023
"Painted Bloodleaf" Sharply pointed blood red leaves with carmine & liver-lilac veins and stems; an old favorite still much in demand--this is probably the cuotivar 'Brilliantissima' as pinkish tones appear in certain conditions. We will not ship this until weather is reliably warm.
$4.25
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Ledebouria socialis
Stock Number: 65827
Formerly Scilla violacea. "Silver Squill" Rich purple swollen bulblets in thick clusters support small violet- backed leaves whose surfaces are dotted silver. Easy houseplant with small wands of tiny white flowers produced seasonally. If allowed to become a many-headed specimen, the winter blooms can be quite impressiv...
$3.00
Musa [ensete ventricosum] maurelii
Stock Number: 40650
"Abyssinian Black Banana" While having the thick heavy substance of M. ventricosa, the blackish red leaves flaunt mahogany midribs and margins; purple-carmine underleaf is revealed as leaf unfurls; red-bracted inflorescenceorescence. This is the astounding giant we keep at the patio-pond area here every summer. Come fa...
$15.00
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Nautilocalyx lynchei
Stock Number: 20188
Erect fleshy stems with brazen glossy purple-bronze leaves, and odd yellowish-cream flowers with maroon hairs tucked at leaf axils. The "Black Alloplectus" is very easy Gesneriad potplant--but completely intolerant of chill.
$8.00
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Neoregelia Pepper x pauciflora
Stock Number: 52300
Clustering fat small urns of rosy toned olive richly dotted rich mahogany. Very lovely deeply colored bromeliad. Highly recommended for distinctively saturated hues and for ease of culture.
$18.00
Out of Stock
Neoregelia schultsiana Cream Fireball
Stock Number: 53359
The fabulous carmine red compact urns of the species form, brilliantly accented with broad ivory cream margins. Needs bright light and good humidity to best form its colony of pert rosettes. Very beautiful; a fantastic visual effect remarkable for the ease of culture in achieving it.
$8.00
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