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Acalypha repens Strawberry Foxtail
Product Code: 41930
"Strawberry Firetail/Foxtail"--(hispaniola) Trailing slim stems disappear beneath the small leaves and rosy pink velvety "Tails" which mimic their "Chenile" brethern--resembling roseate chenile pendant woolyworms fat on steroids. These terminally cute critters are splendid additions to any urn or windowbox as well as h...
$4.25
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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.
$6.00
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
Adiantum hispidulum
Product Code: 10009
"Australian Maidenhair." Forked horn-like fronds emerge red pink on top of the wiry black stems. Forms an attractive slowly increasing mound. Reliable if kept evenly moist and cool; demands quite bright light and sweet soil to thrive--when you lightly lime the other Adiantums, avoid dusting this species with lime. We s...
$5.50
Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip
Product Code: 88862
A very miniature tuffet (eventually a carpet if given a few years) of purple blushed cocoa bronze mouseear leaves; spikes of blue flowers (fading to dark blue purple) only 3" tall! From Valfredda nursery in Italy. Now we have a perfectly behaved "Bugleweed" appropriate for even small trough gardens and an excellent und...
$4.00
Alternanthera Christmas Tree [Hansoti #5]
Product Code: 42125
Very tiny leaved selection with grayish green foliage thickly held in petite conical mounds. Marvelous very small plants with congested down curved leaves nonetheless are stalwart growers; absolutely marvelous in any terrarium landscape--no one will guess the genus of this elfin critter. We will send this slow growing ...
$7.00
Alternanthera ficoidea Green Machine
Product Code: 54603
Very low carpeting "Puckered Parrot" with clusters of wide very quilted deep green leaves accented with small white straw textured bracts tucked among the foliage year 'round. Much used at Disney World for its richly toned dimpled flat leaves are perfect in the topiary gardens; also popular as a "dot" plant in tropical...
$4.75
Alternanthera ficoidea White Carpet
Product Code: 41926
Very congested flattened buns of lovely tiny puckered leaves brightly margined bold white. Incredible Indian cultivar famous for fooling plant show judges who cannot believe this is cousin to the "Calico/ Parrot" tribe! The most successful way to introduce a patch of white in your terrarium, your fairy garden, or tropi...
$7.00
Armeria maritima rubrifolia
Product Code: 88791
Impressive "Purple Thrift" with dark burgundy foliage (in full sun & skree) topped with deep pink flower heads. A most distinctive reddish purple tuffet for your trough or rock garden.
$5.75
Begonia Dade [hort] [hyb]
Product Code: 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 Hawaiian Freakout [hyb]
Product Code: 56056
(rex) Unique upright miniature with extremely monstrose, cupped leaves flecked with coral & silver; prefers a winter rest. Can be difficult unless grown in a terrarium or wardian case.
$18.00
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Begonia Ken's Kandy [hyb]
Product Code: 56387
A well known hybrid by Ken Frieling at the Glasshouse Works. "Celery Stalk" thick blanched erect petioles flare into double Ionic helixes of wide deep olive leaves nearly entirely netted deep chocolate-sienna; very congested habit typical of many recent 'Hocking Hybrid' series. Although most popular as a basic addition...
$6.00
Begonia soli-mutata
Product Code: 59422
(rz or trailing/scandent) Very lovely low statured primadonna with very wide rich cinnamon green pebbled (cordate outline with bullate surface) leaves, reddish beneath, accented with pale lime veins. Extremely popular Brazilian with white flowers for designers of wardian cases and large terrariums--and for lite gardene...
$8.50
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Begonia Withlacoochee [hyb]
Product Code: 65336
[trailing-scandent] Lovely elongated softly pelted rich green leaves, with soft ochre radiating veins. overlap on the cascading stems; white winter flowers most elegant. Very attractive delicate appearance, yet easy to grow on the windowsill, impressive as a terrarium carpeting plant, and fantastic cascading from a win...
$8.00
Breynia disticha nana
Product Code: 41953
Marvelous "Dwarf Snowbush" with oval green & white "Foliage Flower" leaves on zig-zagging stems. Very lovely miniature form with stronger color contrast (plus pinkish when cool); very sought after for "mame" subject in Asia. This is a plant we originally brought into the country in the late seventies. We have sold ...
$10.00
Buxus microphylla Curlylocks
Product Code: 65695
Certainly the most petite in our collection; yet quite winter tolerant. Wide spreading twiglets lined with tiny leathery up curved leaves make this a prime bonsai candidate for those who feel "Kingsville" is too large!  Very slow growing. 
$12.00
Buxus microphylla japonica Morris Midget
Product Code: 41550
"Dwarf Boxwood" Very compact wide-spreading stature (a round smooth habit with dense twigy branches); bright green wide oval leathery leaves. Bonsai subject as well as knot garden hedge and rockery star dating back to Dr. Skinner's selection at the Morris Arboretum where a forty year old plant has reached the remarkabl...
$12.00
Buxus sempervirens marginata
Product Code: 41346
British clone which has yellow-rimmed (gradually hardening to dusky ivory) dark leathery oval leaves; A favorite for bonsai, also making an excellent showy pot subject; although for us is hardy in zone 6, this very showy cultivar can and will burn if planted where it receives bright winter sun. We follow the European a...
$18.00
Product Code: 41352
Arching undulate oval bottomed lance leaves of dark bronzed velvet with pale midribs and olive stripes. Brazilian species of modest size with the endearing habit of producing plantlets along the bloom clusters creating tuffets of bronzy leaves midair. Does not demand the constant humidity and does not brown as the soil...
$15.00
Carex morrowi Ice Dance
Product Code: 88775
Tightly clumping "Cream Sedge" forms jewel like tuffets of glossy leathery slim blades with far wider cream-ivory margins than the similarly vigorous 8" tall cultivar 'Variegata.' Z5 treasure for bog, border, or small container. Availability can be limited--check before ordering in quantities.
$8.00
Chamaecyparis pisifera minima Silver Lode
Product Code: 70507
Bright white-flecked foliage very striking, especially as the reverse remains silvery; said to be a sport of 'Minima Aurea.' Rounded cushion outline remains petite enough for a trough if regularly shaped; but also quite successful in your dwarf conifer garden, adding a cool shimmery quality to complement any evergreen ...
$15.00
Chamaecyparis pisifera Snow
Product Code: 70109
'Mikko' in Japan. Very winterburn tolerant plumosa type--pointed globe of moss-like blue-green foliage with all new growth a bright white. Avoid winter sun in warmer southern climates; always excellent in containers.
$5.25
Chamaecyparis pisifera Tsukumo
Product Code: 70508
"Bonsai Cypress" Very finely textured deeply colored foliage on a lovely mini-bun shaped charmer; perfectly hardy out in the rockery, best known as a perfect bonsai candidate (known to survive a close cropping or so) and as am obliging well behaved trough subject.
$6.50
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Cheilanthes lanosa
Product Code: 11573
"Hairy Lip Fern" Delightful native (from non-lime areas) w/ clumpy, much toothed & chestnut orange felted fronds thickly clustered over short-creeping rhizomes. Good in troughs. Not tolerant of fertilizer, but delighted with lime. 
$8.00
Chirita sinensis Hisako [hyb]
Product Code: 20463
Flared rosette of very succulent serrated leaves richly traced with silver, from which rise stout stems with soft lavender pouched flaring blossoms of considerable substance. Handsome Nakayama hybrid more free-flowering than species clones. Certainly one of the easiest of all houseplants, equally at home in the windows...
$4.50
Chlorophytum bichetii [laxum]
Product Code: 40115
"False Lily Turf" Marvelous tufts of small arching blades margined in ivory white; good in low light; from Gabon. "Pongol" has become a great favorite with terrarium fanciers as it maintains its petite tightly clumping tuffet outline to provide a welcome white banded foil to flashier companions. This belongs in the sho...
$6.75
Clusea guttifera
Product Code: 40137
Excellent dwarf cousin of the "Autograph Tree": freely-branched candelabra stems studded with apple green 4" long triangular leaves with waxy gloss. Handsome as bonsai; recently discovered by designers of wardian cases; excellent houseplant tolerating low humidity.
$10.00
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