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Standards & Topiary

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Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$4.25
Plectranthus fosteri Green On Green
Stock Number: 41113
Soft lime margins on furry sea green rippled leaves; handsome erect bush flourishing in cool greenhouse, or astounding all viewers when grown as a bedding specimen plant outdoors; one of the most quickly grown of all standards: stake the stalk to the desired height then repeatedly pinch to create a terminal poodle or g...
$4.50
Plectranthus Menthol Eucalyptus [Species]
Stock Number: 41711
Short woody stems are completely covered by mounds of thick succulent tiny "scalloped pillow" leaves with hirsuit surface-- giving off very pungent fragrance when brushed. Popular. Probably a form of the Kenyan Plectranthus coeruleus.
$4.50
Plectranthus oertendahlii Uvongo
Stock Number: 41123
A Kirstenbosch collection of traditional "Prostrate Coleus" with very bright ash-silver surface patterns. Beautiful selection of "Swedish Mosaic Ivy." Very popular.
$8.00
Plectranthus prostratus
Stock Number: 41124
"Pillow Plant" or "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick crenulate leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; white flowers toned violet. Very popular as a filler in succulent wreaths and prized by designers of topiary animals as remains very low growing. Always a goo...
$4.25
Plectranthus venteri Snowflake
Stock Number: 51907
Distinctive deeply lobed pelted leaves on self branching stout stems; the purplish mauve blossoms usually appear in late fall. Our selection of this wooly aromatic foliaged charmer produces elaborately cut "Snowflake" leaves. Fantastic in a clay pot on your sunny summer deck; easy in your winter windowsill. Perfect whe...
$5.25
Plumbago auriculata Cultivar
Stock Number: 40824
"Cape Leadwort" Woody meandering vine with marvelous phlox-like heads of sky-blue flowers. Classified as a shrub, yet will meander on up a trellis. This is a dark-toned cultivar (very likely this is "Imperial Blue") noted for its long blooming cycle.
$6.50
Podocarpus gracilior [elongatus]
Stock Number: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
$12.00
Podocarpus henkelii
Stock Number: 59258
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.
$6.00
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Polypodium (phlebodium) formosanum
Stock Number: 11114
The "Naked Rabbit Foot Fern," so called as the small bright chalk white rhizomes are not furred but seem to flow over the surface, dividing like "E.T.'s Fingers" under a very low canopy of beautiful delicately lobed bluish fronds. Easy once established--a tremendous performer on a mossed topiary globe..
$6.25
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Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum tricolor
Stock Number: 50053
Thick irregularly margined lance leaves of rich cream with zones of slate green and pale yellow on upright stems.
$10.00
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Reineckia carnea variegata
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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
Rosa Si [hyb]
Stock Number: 71152
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
$10.00
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Ruellia macrantha Prostrate Selection
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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]
Stock Number: 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]
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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...
$6.00
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Scirpus cernuus [isolepis gracilis]
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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.
$8.50
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Senecio jacobensii [petraeus]
Stock Number: 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
Senecio macroglossus medio-pictus
Stock Number: 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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Setcreasea [Tradescantia] pallida Tampicana
Stock Number: 50528
Heavy curved (nearly keeled) laquered leaves of rich bronzy blushed purple on short stoloniferous stems; pale violet flowers in toppling clusters. Most unusual succulent vine of unclear nomenclature, considered a native of Ecuador. Must have high light to get the best color and most compact habit--best in full sun.
$7.00
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Solandra maxima variegata [Warrimoo?]
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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
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Solanum [ Lycianthes] rantonnetii
Stock Number: 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
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