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Achimenes Pink Nighty [Hyb]
Stock Number: 20572
Pointed, scallop-edged dark leaves; masses of clear luminescent bright rose pink blossoms over a long season. We have been told that our plants has some spots in the center as the second picture show. It may have mutated or it may be responding to particular growing conditions. The second picture is from one of our goo...
$4.75
Achimenes Rio Rita [Hyb]
Stock Number: 20008
Semi-trailing "Nut Orchid" with compact habit topped with double rose-pink scalloped flowers which remain open longer than the single cultivars. An excellent Worley hybrid with dark deep green leaves -- tends to have a much shorter dormancy cycle than the other types.
$4.75
Agapanthus Africanus Getty White
Stock Number: 51289
Somewhat compact glaucous foliaged selection of the "Nile Lily" with heads of ivory white flowers emerging from the attractive leathery leaf fans; must reach maturity before blooming.
$10.00
Agapanthus Elaine [Hyb]
Stock Number: 50117
Vigorus growing deep blue 8" wide flower heads on thick stems above the dark green upright 2' foliage fans; typically starts heavy flowering period 3 weeks later than most when grown outdoors in the deep South--seems to bloom with the others for us in northern greenhouses. Most certainly easier to flower than any of th...
$6.00
Agapanthus Orientalis Peter Pan
Stock Number: 51086
"Dwarf Lily of the Nile" With 18" strap leaves; blue flower heads, more lilac-toned than most of the large species forms. Very reliable bloomer if allowed to become potbound--certainly the easiest for houseplant culture. Very popular compact form which some South African nurserymen suggest is more correctly an unusuall...
$6.00
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Alocasia (Regulina) Black Velvet
Stock Number: 31249
A very compact selection with 8" rounded blackish green lvs with exotically veloured surfaces emboldened by irridescent creamy white veins. Borneo native perfect for terrariums. Also good for windowsill. Easily grown and great looking new introduction for Glasshouse Works in 2012
$9.50
Alocasia Amazonica Polly
Stock Number: 30090
"Scalloped Elephant Ear" Deep green lacquered leaves with dramatically raised bold white ivory veins which create a mask on the waxed leaves This is a more vigorous form than some species types, typically holding a greater number of leaves per stalk than most. Unlike many, tends to hold foliage on into winter with suff...
$15.00
Alocasia Clypeolata [Cuprea Greenback]
Stock Number: 30095
Apple green shield leaves; eventually forms lovely clumps. Commercially offered as 'Green Shield' plant--lovely, but with the serious drawback that it needs a considerable winter dormancy and thus is not an ideal houseplant or winter greenhouse performer
$8.50
Alocasia Cucullata
Stock Number: 30093
"Giant Ape Plant" "Chinese Taro" An upright Bengal species (actually found from Shri Lanka to Myanmar) with small thick waxed pointed leaves veined in relief with dramatic upturned margins. Tolerates cool conditions, maintaining year-round foliage, and thus a reliable container subject; very popular in an aquatic situa...
$8.75
Alocasia Macrorhiza Variegata
Stock Number: 30101
"Variegated Taro" Elephant ears dramatically splashed creamy to marble white in irregular patterns--no two giant leaves will ever be alike. For the serious collector. Not a reliable winter grower for us (typically retaining only a few winter leaves), but always completely amazing by mid summer. Hard to top for sheer sp...
$35.00
Alocasia Mark Campell
Stock Number: 30578
Impressive somewhat rounded arrow shaped emerald black leaves (irridescent eggplant purple) with lovely decorative veins--astounding new David Fell hybrid of lowii x nobilis.
$28.00
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Alocasia Micholitziana Maxkowskii
Stock Number: 30102
"African Mask" Also known as "Freydyk," this plant is a favorite for the summer patio.It makes a great houseplant also. Unlike some other plants in this group it does not go dormant in normal WARM wintertime houseplant conditions--but cool or dry conditions will trigger a dormancy from which it will emerge late winter....
$15.00
Alocasia Micholitziana Variegated Freydyk
Stock Number: 31469
The velveteen arrow leaves sport dramatic creamy splashes of variegation. Very cold sensitive; expect a winter dormancy period unless kept in warm humid conditions such as a Wardian Case or warm greenhouse. A must for any serious collection of variegated plants.
$42.00
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Alocasia Odora
Stock Number: 32115
Merely a giant, the "Tree Elephant Ear Plant" from Burma and South China has enormous somewhat succulent leaves dwarfing macrorrhiza on (if you live long enough) thick tall trunks. A very showy young container plant prefering wet feet.
$10.00
Alocasia Plumbea Nigra [Atropurpurea]
Stock Number: 30108
"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...
$10.00
Alocasia Portidora
Stock Number: 88943
Impressive upright vase of upturned waxy elongated leaves, each with decorative marginal lobes; clever waxy flowers; we find this more chill tolerate than most species, without a distinct need for dormancy.
$18.00
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Alocasia Species Golden Delicious
Stock Number: 30199
(Usually COLOCASIA 'Golden Delicious' or 'Chartreuse' in catalogues) Remarkable dramatic yellow "Elephant Ear" dramatic in any setting, whether an urn, a bog, or (in the very deep South) released in any moist area of your garden. Requires full sun and constantly moist soil to maintain good golden ochre tones and reach ...
$15.00
Alocasia Stingray
Stock Number: 30103
Last year we offered this at 27.50. This year we were able to get ample plants to bring the price down now. Take advantage! "Sting Ray Taro / Elephant Ear" Strikingly unusual heavy broad green leaves are shaped like a Sting Ray, with a long, upward pointing tail. Aroid sensitive to chill. Finally available in limited n...
$12.50
Alocasia Wentii [Discolor]
Stock Number: 30110
Strong petioles hold aloft the thick waxy peltate leaves with bronzy blush accented by thick veins & undulate edges; very vigorous New Guinea "Uhinkii" is undaunted by an exposed site--thus an excellent choide for summer containers in full sun and full breezes.
$12.00
Alpinia Speciosa [Zerumbet] Variegata
Stock Number: 53005
Used in China for treating infections; here for the strikingly beautiful dark leathery slim leaves striped and slashed with rich yellow. This "Variegated Shell Ginger" constitutes a very handsome evergreen gradually clumping plant tolerating adverse house conditions--where, unlike its Zingiber cousins, the foliage is m...
$12.00
Alstroemeria Pulchella Variegated
Stock Number: 54554
Remarkable "Frosted Peruvian Lily" The elegant clusters of tubular cinnamon flowers are the final over-the-top gesture by this upright stemmed plant with such brilliantly white tipped foliage. The gradually widening clusters of this most showy Andean have proven winter hardy here in Zone 6 with adequate winter mulch. B...
$6.50
Amarygia Naked Lady [Hyb]
Stock Number: 58420
Rare tropical "naked Lady Hybrid" an outstanding bigeneric cross between Amaryllis belladonna and a Brunsvigia species with late summer umbels of showy fragrant funnel shaped blossoms emerging with white petals fading to pink. Strap leaves appear only during the winter.
$25.00
Amaryllis Belladona
Stock Number: 51008
Received from the USDA as "Amaryllis belladona"--probably Z8 winter hardy: winter distichous strap leaved foliage dies down in summer, followed by nodding rich pink waxy trumpet shaped flower clusters early fall. Not the common winter hardy Lycorus squamiferum, the "Naked Lady" of the midwest. This is the real McCoy--l...
$12.00
Amorphophallus Konjac [Rivieri]
Stock Number: 30582
"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...
$15.00
Anchomanes Difformis
Stock Number: 31238
Amazing African cousin of the "Voo Doo" tribe with wildlike leaflets {pinnatisect} crazily perched on the prickly stalk spotted magenta arising from substantial bulb (has dormancy cycle); blackish spadix pulpit spotted purple with a pale jack inside. Difficult to ship when in leaf.
$35.00
Anthericum Fruticosum
Stock Number: 65573
Easily grown caudiform: from swollen surface roots arises a thick succulent trunk topped with a crown of fat strap leaves (not unlike a Dracaena experiencing a bad hair day); finally ending with slim wands of white starflowers. Eventually quite impressive; very long lived, becoming a handsome member of your caudiform p...
$10.00
Begonia Grandis Evansiana
Stock Number: 56052
(tuberous) The "Hardy Begonia" survives sub-zero with mulch; canes with olive leaves red-accented, & with clouds of pink flowers early fall; this slug resistent novelty also performs well in containers. Remember that this drops all foliage early fall and remains dormant throughout the winter.
$4.00
Begonia Intrepid [Hyb] [Hort]
Stock Number: 56292
Erect maroon stalks rise from a slowly developing somewhat bulbous base (much larger than the similarly structured 'Little Brother Montgomery') which must not be covered, to present large showy deeply lobed leaves splashed with pewter. Easy: the name reflects its strength although this cultivar seems to be not in the l...
$4.50
Begonia Partita
Stock Number: 56093
(tuberous) Finely cut nearly palmate leaves & attractive caudiform base make this compact species a favorite for "Begonia Bonsai." Now more correct as dregii 'Partita.'
$7.50
Boussingaultia [Anredera] Cordifolia
Stock Number: 41548
"Madeira Vine" or "Mignonette Vine" From tuberous roots rise rapidly growing stems with succulent leaves and racemes of heavily fragrant white flowers. Argentina native, thus the tubers are persistent in subtropical zones if below any frost line; in the north, either dig or bring in the container for winter. Nonetheles...
$2.00
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