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Standards & Topiary

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Reineckia carnea variegata
Product Code: 40863
Outstanding carpeting "False Lilyturf" with short, ranked leaves striped bright ivory; vigorous Japanese clone with brick red flowers followed by berries. Green species form marginally winter hardy here in Zone 6--this variegated clone is less hardy. A far more successful and gorgeous citizen of your cool greenhouse (n...
$8.00
Rivina humilis
Product Code: 40868
"Rouge Plant" or "Blushberry" Pendant sprays of bright red shiny berries follow the spikes of starry white flowers. Native from the far southern areas of USA on into Central America where also known as the "Currant Mimic Shrub." Always a favorite for the bright window pot; a novelity for winter greenhouse hobbyists. Ne...
$4.25
Rosa chinensis viridiflora
Product Code: 71174
"Green China Rose" double green flowers actually more a case of multiple sepals? More bizarre than lovely and thus a must for serious collectors of blossoms virid. Good performer in the winter conservatory where it will produce winter blossoms. (And actually winter hardy outdoors at least as far north as Z6.)
$15.00
Ruellia macrantha Prostrate Selection
Product Code: 55570
Softly mounding "Mexican Petunia" now used as a groundcover throughout the tropics, readily producing many upward facing rosy purple "Christmas Pride" blossoms on the downy foliage.Much used by "Tropicals Outdoors" designers for summer boxes and urns for its ability to quickly fill in gaps and vigorously cascade over t...
$2.25
Saxifraga cuscutaeformis Maroon Beauty
Product Code: 58310
Wide low rosettes of gray green thick leaves with silvery veins and rosy ruby blush beneath. Lovely carpeting subject (even surviving outdoors in some of our milder winters).
$10.00
Saxifraga stolonifera [Sarmentosa]
Product Code: 12912
"Strawberry Begonia" or "Creeping Sailor" Flat central rosette of silver-veined leaves, reddish beneath, sends out thread-like runners with new plantlets. Versatile plant although neither related botanically to strawberries nor to Begonias.
$4.00
Scindapsus exotica [species]
Product Code: 30542
A more robust clone than our original slow growing clone. Leathery wide lance leaves of glossy grey green, nearly obscured with bright aluminum grey. Best grown on a moss pole with the lovely visual result of shingled silvery pewter toned foliage in a glowing column. Very sensitive to chill; thus, we can only ship duri...
$15.00
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Scindapsus pictus argyraeus
Product Code: 30400
"Satin Pothos" Beautiful leathery matte-green shimmering leaves are brushed with sugary silver. Good houseplant, although a bit slow to start. Foliage leathery enough to survive variable humidity levels, thus remaining among our favorite indoor plants--but be sure this beauty is proctected from chill. Currently enjoyin...
$8.00
Scirpus cernuus [isolepis gracilis]
Product Code: 40916
"Electric Grass" or "Fountain Bullrush" Perfect miniature tufts of translucent pendant green thread leaves tipped with bright straw-white bracts not unlike a mop of fiber optics! Must have constant moisture to thrive. Equally successful as an aquatic tub subject or a tuffet in a terrarium, or a mane in moss topiary; so...
$8.00
Selaginella kraussiana aurea
Product Code: 11412
"Golden Clubmoss" Short arching stems form bright mat; essential in any terrarium to brighten the design. While sometimes hard to distinguish from 'Gold Tips' in the summer, with winter temperatures and light intensities this tends to send out long 'fingers' of growth for a period mid-winter.
$5.50
Senecio implexus
Product Code: 60580
"Maasai Carpet" Lovely fuzzy-velvet avacado-green thick leaves archly dangle on thick cascading stems with swollen roots; makes a handsome carpet groundcover or a wraparound vine on a succulent wreath; or an extraordinary hanging basket subject. One of the easiest furry creatures for your garden combinations. As the fa...
$5.50
Senecio jacobensii variegatus
Product Code: 60582
Beautiful "Trailing Jade" clone with each rounded glossy jade leaf richly margined in creamy yellow; stunning. Always considered to be among the first rank of succulent variegates by serious collectors; yet an easily grown beautiful succulent vine for all hobbyists.
$12.00
Senecio jacobensii [petraeus]
Product Code: 60581
"Vining / Trailing Jade" Glossy round-edged fleshy overlapping leaves shingle the thick trailing stems; excellent windowbox or hanging basket plant especially with its showy orangy yellow cushion flowers mid-winter. Like S. implexus, the fat succulent stems love to root into any media as they roam about, making this a ...
$4.00
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Senecio macroglossus medio-pictus
Product Code: 41904
Beautiful "Golden Cape/Natal Ivy" is a selection of this decoratively lobed heavy-substanced "Wax Ivy" with a golden ocher flame down each succulent leaf; Yellow ray flowers reveal it to be a daisy family member, perfect in the cool conservatory.
$6.50
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Solandra maxima variegata [Warrimoo?]
Product Code: 54110
Amazing selection of the "Golden Chalice Vine" with new pink to liver lilac toned foliage emerging with buttery cream margins, gradually hardening to bright ivory. Distinctively coconut/vanilla scented giant gold blossoms. Absolutely no serious collector of variegates can be without this piece of serious drama. Remarka...
$25.00
Solanum jasminoides album variegatum
Product Code: 54109
Handsome "Variegated Nightshade Jasmine" with each fingered lf of butter yellow accented with a central green & ochre flame; clusters of yellow beaked white flowers. A vining shrub lovely trained on a small wreath or allowed to trail down from a container.
$5.50
Solanum [ Lycianthes] rantonnetii
Product Code: 54579
The Paraguayan "Blue Potato Tree" technically a strong vine, best staked as a standard, producing blue-violet flowers all year (then red berries) when grown warm; deciduous if cool in winter. Totally charming plant in foliage and in flower.
$5.25
Standards & Topiary Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 99315
Plants easily grown in containers for you to train into geometric pyramids & spheres or into bunnies, turtles & elephants --let us know if you plan to stake these, to train them on mossed forms-- or to trim and sheer them into exotic ornate shapes, so we can select the appropriate 5 plants - also note whether t...
$22.00
Stenotaphrum secundatum variegatum
Product Code: 40927
"St. Augustine Grass" Stoloniferous basket trailer with Art Deco blunt-tipped blades banded white presented in two-dimensional fans sequencing along the wiry stems. Vigorous. Thriving in a bright window; popular as a dramatic "spiller" in urns and windowboxes; dramatic as a carpeting "lawn" in tropical settings.
$5.00
Stephanotis floribunda
Product Code: 40928
"Madagascar Jasmine" Beautiful clusters of waxy ivory, very fragrant tubular flowers on wiry stems; dark leathery leaves. Once considered a basic in bridal bouquets. Never allow the root zone to chill.
$10.00
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Synadenium grantii rubra
Product Code: 67359
"Purple Leaf Brown Jug Plant" or Tanzanian "Red Milk Bush" Thick upright woody/succulent trunk and side branches adorned with beautiful succulent leaves wine red with slight green flecking, purple beneath; red inflorescence featuring unusual bracts. Very attractive, very easy to grow with bright light to full sun. Quit...
$6.00
Tetradenia cordata
Product Code: 49429
Very succulent distant relative of the common Swedish Ivy , while a close cousin of Thorncroftia and the Iboza. This upright woody plant with dramatic felted foliage is for the house plant collector as well as the succulent plant grower. Even pleases the grower of aromatic plants. Impressive spikes of midwinter flowers...
$8.00
Tillandsia araujei
Product Code: 52264
"Sao Paulo Air Plant" Rock dwelling sea-spray species with short curved silvery-scurfted leaves forming thick scandent strands; pink and white flowers. Mount; don't pot.
$8.00
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Tillandsia cyanea anita [hyb]
Product Code: 53341
Highly colored version of the popular cyanea--attractive small tuffets of deeply arched deep green leathery slim leaves (like a very friendly hedgehog) from which arise the dramatic wide violet pink "Pink Feather" comb of bracts along which emerge, over a period of time, the cute blue (cyane) blossoms. Unlike most spec...
$12.75
Tillandsia cyanea medio-picta
Product Code: 53395
A remarkable cultivar of the already fabulous "Pink Quill." This variety has yellow to cream central ribbon stripes down the outarched narrow leathery leaves. Gradually clusters to form a remarkable striped hemisphere. Extremely rare, extremely choice.
$25.00
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Tillandsia Ionanthe
Product Code: 52170
"Blushing Bride" Clustering silver-scaled & haired air plant blushing completely rouge when ready to open its blue blossoms; the basal offsets of this "Sky Plant" eventually form a sphere. Easy as long as you are not tempted to pot this terminally cute epiphyte; loves a good misting if not in the humidity of a greenhou...
$4.25
Tillandsia usneoides
Product Code: 52172
"Spanish Moss" Silvery-gray threaded masses of tiny plantlets in dramatic garland famous in subtropical and tropical America for their eventual effect on draped trees; yet the perfect houseplant for compulsive mister-ers. Not collected--this is a bright silvery clone from Guatamala (and thus not needing the chill winte...
$4.50
Topiary Moss Frame Plants (5 Plants)
Product Code: 99314
We will select five plants which will thrive on self-contained moss-stuffed wire forms--these selections will not need a separate container for roots, but will root within the mossed framework--and you must keep the moss moist to prevent STD (Sudden Topiary Death). We will select from such plants as the following which...
$20.00
Trachelospermum jasminoides variegatum [hort]
Product Code: 40946
"Variegated Star Jasmine" or "Mottled Confederate Jasmine" Frilled, lobed, fragrant flowers of pure white; oval waxy leaves variegated yellow cream and slate green. Showy and of easy culture.
$12.00
Tradescantia fluminensis aurea
Product Code: 50542
"Golden Inch Plant" Cascades of bright chartreuse leaves on cascading stems displayed to advantage as a golden addition to windowboxes and hanging baskets. Forms marvelous groundcover--try in as a low surface of glossy lemon ochre under your bed of Impatiens or purple leaved Dahlias to shake up the visuals a bit.
$3.75
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