"Black Taro" Elegant polished, blackish purple leaves form handsome specimens; produces clusters of large ivory hood shaped spathes protecting the 8"+ spadix. Very popular addition to the bog garden; trendy color for the urn fancier--especially those designing "Black Gardens." Not to be confused with the smaller, non-g...
(rz) Small statured. Crinkly spirals of dark sheen with brilliant white eye; forming a tight, neat tuffet of busy foliage. Much darker than 'Hocking Bravura' with more fingered margins. A thickly foliaged candidate for your "Black Garden."
(rz) Dark velvety Sherwood green leaves, nicely lobed, with maroon red undersides. Very showy Tropp hybrid with masses of white flower clusters mid winter.
Very frilled 'Cantigny Royale' sport forming petite tumbling mounds of frothy purple foliage developing a faint cabbage green edge in lower light; this excellent Charles Downer find seems to have developed an awkward alias of 'Duckfoot Midnight' in Florida trade. Renaming plagues the Coleus offerings nationwide. We are...
Very tiny elaborately lobed mahogany maroon leaves tightly packed on muchbranched short toppling stems. Intensifies the similarly statured 'Purple Duckfoot,' 'Charlie McCarthy,' & 'India Frills' when planted as a group. From Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton, Il. The touchstone by which any new mini must be evaluated. Consta...
The darkest of all the so-called black coleus we sell. Blackish purple wide leaves closely spaced on self branching ebony-violet stems. For the "Black Garden"; very flat foliage with only slight ruffling. Deservedly popular despite its somewhat squat slow growing nature. Not as tall nor as vigorous as the ruffly 'Othel...
A rich black maroon Lohman creation with more compact & far deeper 3-d ruffles than 'Othello.' Showy spires of violet fl early winter for a windowsill show. Extremely popular over-the-top fastigate hybrid. Quite remarkable presence. Glad to report that this extremely slow growing greenhouse must is back in stock.
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Miniature form of "Black Magic." Newly available compact form which seems to hold winter foliage successfully.
(The correct original name is C. jenkensii 'Uahiapele') The solidly dusky deep purple leaved taro creating a sensation in the garden & conservatory alike; also sold as 'Cranberry,' & 'Black Magic.' Very happy as a semi-aquatic--will maintain foliage readily in the warm winter greenhouse as long as it is given consisten...
"Trailing Clove Carnation" fragrant purple blackish red blossoms over compactly statured gray foliage cascading in time from your baskets of windowboxes. Strong performer in the sunny winter greenhouse.
"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...
Distinctive Ivy with beautiful black-green glossy elongate (often rather hastate) leaves. Very popular with serious plant collectors with a more botanic than horticultural bend. Native to limestone cliffs of the Caspian forests in Asia--but definitely not winter hardy in our part of the Ohio River Valley. We offer this...
"Purple Cloud Plant" Low, much-branched purple stems covered with glossy deep toned purple leaves with silver midrib flame; excellent indoor plant of rapid growth; perfect for small hanging baskets; a natural for terrariums. Ever so perfect.
"Black Gold" Elongated heart-shaped leaves of dark velvet with a lovely coppery sheen and delicate ivory veins. Probably same as P. melanochrysum. Thrives in high humidity and low light. This is one of the true beauties of the philodendron world. Not a houseplant unless grown in a wardian case.
Bamboo Nurseries self heading hybrid forming a wide dramatic waxy birdsnest habit of overlapping wide rippled leaves of burgundy flushed purple; violet petioles.. . still keeps some purple tones when grown in lower light conditions, but does tend to become scandent in lower light conditions..
One of the most sought after of the Bamboo cultivars, this is not totally hardy in the North, but after a cool spell always darkens into a great looking plant. We grow this outside here, but it can be containerized easily and make a successful indoor container subject. We have some 2 gallon pots for this price. Please ...
Puckered oval black green metallic leaves quaintly quilted and rickly banded pewter; low growing stoloniferous species from Peru with tiny clusters of rosy toned tinsy flowers when happy in your terrarium. Extremely sensitive to any chill, thus only shipped during the warmer months.
Very wide laquered maroon oval wide leaf pairs. Rare form which is the most dramatic of this showy group of Acanthus relatives; recently rediscovered by outdoor designers for the "Tropical Look" as its color saturation in full sun matches the skin of a ripe eggplant. Although we have offered this for thirty some years,...
"Purple Sugar Cane" from Polynesia makes a dramatic pot plant with long elegant purple leaves ranked on the woody segmented maroon canes--long a premire favorite for collectors with a greenhouse desiring the visual design effect of this stunning "Black Magic Repellent Plant." This is best known as Saccharum 'Pele's Smo...
Erect very dark emerald leaves with dramatic gold edge; very similar to the more dramatic 'goldiana' clones--perhaps shorter.
Very slow growing "Ebony Hemp" Rough surface of blackish-green. Very distinctive rugose surfaced extremely vertical foliage makes this a curosity in any collection. Ken Frieling found this unique curiosity in a random heap in a central Florida roadside nursery too many years ago for him to admit the date. If anyone has...
Remarkable erect tulip-shaped rosette of black-green leaves with bright gold rim. Habit similar to nelsonii or to a giant incurved 'Loops's Pride' but more ornate than either of these. Unique very slow growing treasure from Ruth Crane's remarkable collection. Our stock is back up after several years of nearly overwhelm...
"Jade Birdsnest Plant" One of the most distinctive of the Hahni group as the foliage displays no markings or chevrons on the gorgeous deep jade surfaced thick substanced leaves of deep mahogany green-- the somewhat sheened pointed leaves thickly overlap to form tight upright cups.