Erect shrub with many satin glossy nodding very, very dark red bellflowers easier to bloom than some of the heirloom cultivars. The darkest "Flowering Maple" blossom we have observed. Verging on reddish maroon.
"Christmas Candles" From wide fleshy rosettes arise spikes with large coral-red tubular flowers mid-winter. Handsome. Called "Soap Aloe" to indicate the practical use of the richly sappy succulent leaves.
"Voo Doo Bulb" or "Umbrella Arum" from SE Asia. Fingered, whorl-crescent lf over purple-spotted petiole (the hollow stalk); fetid liver-purple spathe; edible corms (preparation, however, remains obscure in the literature). Also known as "Devil's Tongue" or "Leopard Palm," this is winter hardy for us here in Z6 in a ver...
North American "Hercules' Club" named for the stout spiny short trunks bearing the lacy foliage & huge panicles of white blossoms (which have the same outline as the impressive inflorescence of Fatsias). Gives an immediate tropical effect to a temperate zone garden. Cheapest way to quickly create a very big effect. Nei...
"Bishop's Cap Cactus" Prominently ribbed spineless globes with the entire surface spotted white; odd yellow blossoms. Mexican. The pictures show a couple photos of the size range we ship. The larger plant pictures are from a customer who has grown this on in his house!
(rz) "Stained Glass Begonia." Ruffled, cupped bronzy leaves with large "windows" (technically "Ectopic growths") of translucent ochre; fantastic yet vigorous growing heirloom hybrid--especially effective grown in a small hanging baskets so one can easily look through the nearly impossibly transparent windows elegantly ...
(c) Stout stalks, cinnamon speckled, hold impressive "Angel Wing" leaves with bold silver dots.
"White Angel's Trumpet" Large white dangling flowers with heady nocturnal fragrance are produced with great abandon from vigorous elegantly branched stems--considered the most elegant of the tribe and most likely to get its photo in a book. Possibly versicolor arborea.
"Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. Dependable tried and true houseplant unless you overwater!
"Buddha's Hand/Fingers" Strong woody stems carry the amazing odd very large elongated fruit of this Ceylon & Indian species--at the end of the citron fruit extend thick "fingers" of green rind, rind which appears as the citron cubes in fruitcake. A plant too wonderful not to have--and of easy culture. This giant cannot...
leaves randomly splashed with rose red, magenta, cream and deep green. The brightest leaf, making this our best seller on sight--and after offering this for many years, we still ship out more of this magnificent creature than any other Coleus hybrid.
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 reselected...
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...
The remarkable "Thai Giant Crown of Thorns" do have clonal names--but these will be offered without as we've only a few of each color. Giant leaves are matched by the quarter sized flower bracts (cyathophylls)--easy houseplant; monster effect! We have white, red, orange, yellow, spotted and pink in rotation. You can su...
Not available until further notice. Our new crop is not ready at this time. "Bo Tree" or "Sacred Fig" Heart-shaped, very long-tailed leaves can be deciduous during winter; sacred to Hindus and Buddhists as "Peepul" or "Bohdi" enlightenment tree; thickened basal (caudiform) trunks form on these seedlings. Please be awar...
"Miss Jilene Rose of Sharon" A fabulous introduction from Hillis Nursery in McMinnville. Elongated deeply lobed leaves are broadly margined bright white, perfect with the white Hibiscus blossoms with their carmine eyes. Plant Patent Applied For.
White bordered foliage; double red-maroon blossoms never quite open completely, remaining very dark "Chocolate Bonbons" to give a very unique appearance. From UNCR distribution; not vigorous, but certainly a curiosity
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This selection of "Rose of Sharon" sports unusually large frilly white flowers with very dramatic scarlet red centers. Heavy bloomer, vigorous grower. A random seedling here which outperforms the named cultivars (such as 'Helene') without fail every season.
Give us your growing conditions so we can choose appropriate tropical and subtropical plants from Crown of Thorns, Rosary Vine, Jerusalem Cherry, Voo Doo Bulbs, Angel's Trumpet, Moses-in-the-boat, Joseph's Coat, Buddhist Pine, Prayer Plant, Devil's Backbone, Apostles' Plant, Mistletoe Cactus, Chalice Vine, Temple Bells...
"Prayer Plant" Bluish-green leaves, with feathery centerband of silver in thin stripes of pink, later silver, extending out toward the margin, after passing zone of reddish brown fading to rich umber hues; dramatic purple blushed red underleaf. Newly offered again in 2012.
"Miniature Prayer Plant" Moss green demure leaves attractively brushed with chocolate "Rabbit Tracks"; reliable, although shy to exhibit its pale mauve dancing skirted flowers with their purple eyelash lines. Petite enough for terrarium culture. Any order of multiples of this astoundingly popular item will be considere...
"Apostle Plant" Fans of leaves with spikes of Iris fls of pale lilac with brown, yellow, blue; spikes deeply arch to touch a nearby surface (thus "Walking Iris") as new plantlets form where earlier the flowers bloomed. Central American species with delicate fragrance.
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
A fine addition to any collection. The "Prayer Peperomia" features thick fused windowed leaves sticking out from succulent stocky erect stems ending in long wand of tiny flowers. Lima-bean lime-colored leaves give a unique character to this Peruvian native. Succulent culture imperative: bright light, perfect drainage, ...
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
Beautiful Natal species with lustrous weeping broad needles spirally arranged on furrowed shoots; good in containers, as a specimen the dark gray bark exfoliates in long strips. Excellent as a long term subject for a standard. Zone 10.
"Sacred Lily of China" Thick dark leathery lance leaves rise in two packed ranks; club-like inflorescence with stubby yellow flowers; excellent pot plant in northern climes, winter hardy in South; typically hardy in our modified Z6b climate, yet sustaining some foliar damage in severe winters.
"Red Christmas Pride" Erect somewhat woody stems support attractive foliage with purple blushed underleaf; scarlet pouch flowers reach their blooming peak midwinter. Extremely vigorous and as popular now as in Victorian times when it filled that pre-poinsettia era with red blossoms at Christmas.
"Golden Chalice Vine" Enormous nine inch long yellow cupped trumpet flowers with five purple lines; on stout stems--a Mexican native essential for conservatory or porch garden. Various plant friends lug a tub of this substantial shrub (vining only when so encouraged) into their winter plantrooms for an amazing stunning...
"Variegated Jerusalem Cherry" Famous Christmas shrub with bright orange tomato berries which start as green striped white marbles strikingly posed above the thick white-margined, soft leaves--difficult to achieve, but what a knockout. Remember that this is not a good plant around children, as the temptingly attractive ...