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Tropical Bulbs

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Achimenes Rio Rita [hyb]
Product Code: 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, especially if grown in a lit garden. Nevertheless i...
$4.75
Agapanthus africanus Getty White
Product Code: 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.
$12.00
Agapanthus Elaine [hyb]
Product Code: 50117
Vigorus growing deep blue 8" wide flower heads on thick stems above the dark green upright two foot tall foliage fans; typically starts heavy flowering period three 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...
$6.00
Alocasia (regulina) Black Velvet
Product Code: 31249
A very compact selection with 8" rounded blackish green leaves with exotically veloured surfaces emboldened by irridescent creamy white veins. Borneo native perfect for terrariums. Much shorter statured than most species; this is very intolerant of prolonged chill.
$10.00
Alocasia cuculata
Product Code: 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 micholitziana maxkowskii
Product Code: 30102
"African Mask" Also known as "Freydyk," this plant is a favorite for the summer patio yet it also 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 lat...
$15.00
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Alocasia odora
Product Code: 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]
Product Code: 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
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Alpinia speciosa [zerumbet] variegata
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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]
Product Code: 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. Needs full light and careful fertilizing to bloom...
$35.00
Amaryllis belladona
Product Code: 51008
Received from the USDA as "Amaryllis belladona"--probably Z8 winter hardy.  After the late fall and winter month's large distichous strap leaved foliage dies down in early summer; eventually mature bulbs produce solitary nodding rich pink waxy trumpet shaped flower clusters early fall. Not the common winter hardy ...
$12.00
Amorphophallus Konjac [rivieri]
Product Code: 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...
$10.00
Anchomanes difformis
Product Code: 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
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Anthericum fruticosum
Product Code: 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...
$15.00
Begonia grandis evansiana
Product Code: 56052
(tuberous) The "Hardy Begonia" survives sub-zero with mulch; short succulent upright 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]
Product Code: 56292
)tuberous; thick stemmed) 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 support large showy deeply lobed leaves splashed with pewter. Easy: the name reflects its strength although this cultiva...
$8.00
Begonia partita
Product Code: 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
Product Code: 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
Canna generalis striatus [Bengal Tiger]
Product Code: 41510
"Bangkok indian Shot" or "Pretoria Canna" Spectacular garden canna cultivar forming dramatic clumps of brightly striped green and butter yellow leaves topped by heads of large orange flowers. Blooms in winter greenhouse as has no real dormancy cycle. We suggest to those interested in research that a quick look in the i...
$15.00
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Ceropegia linearis woodii
Product Code: 60017
"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! These are usually sent as one or two starter strands, with a below surface tuber, not a full pot. ...
$7.00
Ceropegia linearis woodii Hybrid
Product Code: 60019
"Spade Leaved 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. This clone differs from the standard species by having more elongated leaves and different coloring. Most likely a hybrid, but very distinctive! &...
$7.00
Ceropegia linearis woodii Pink Edge
Product Code: 60985
The remarkeble "Variegated Rosary Vine" with each fleshy heart shaped leaf bordered in creamy pink. Marketed as 'Lady Heart' in Asian nurseries. This is so extremely variegated as to be quite slow growing and demanding of quite specific cultural conditions: needs perfect drainage in a shallow container (orchid bark or ...
$15.00
Chlorophytum comosum
Product Code: 40117
"Spider Plant / Airplane Plant" Glossy green arched leaves; long bloom stems terminating with forks bearing tiny white starflowers, but soon bend with many thick-rooted plantlets vivipariously formed by the tiny blossoms. The basic utterly green, astoundingly vigorous species form which seldom appears in commerce now e...
$2.00
Chlorophytum comosum variegatum
Product Code: 40119
"White Spider" Unusual low succulent flat outstretched leaves margined ivory; odd cultivar of remarkable endurance. Far more succulent rubbery foliage with more lateral growth habit than the rest of the tribe: thus, emerging as the best form to plant out in bedding, urns, windowboxes, and so on as survives (and even pe...
$4.00
Cissus tuberosa filigree
Product Code: 41359
From smooth swelling woody caudex arise annual stems with quite attractie snowflake incised (palmately dissected) leaves and meandering tendrils. One of the easiest caudiforms performing well as a houseplant.
$12.00
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Colocasia 'Black Saphire'
Product Code: 39184
(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 c...
$12.00
Colocasia affinis jenningsii
Product Code: 31450
The shimmery "Black Caladium" with central purple mask between the pale veins of ash silver. Prefers aquatic spot, but successful as regular pot plant, soon forming a colony. Many of you have bought this over the years from us and realize that it has a very long winter dormancy if temperatures stay on the cool side: be...
$7.00
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Colocasia esculenta aureo-variegata
Product Code: 30625
Popular "Elephant Ear" whose giant quilted peltate leaves have always made it a popular accent plant for outdoor beds; the tubers are the source of "Taro." This selection is richly marbled lime-gold.  Keep it in growth during the winter in your warm greenhouse, as drying out the bulbs usually results in rot.&nb...
$15.00
Colocasia esculenta illustris
Product Code: 30606
"Imperial Taro" Soft shimmery heart shaped leaves with purple brushings between the veins. Semiaquatic conditions best. Keep root/bulb zone quite warm to encourage ample foliage. Avoid winter dormancy 
$15.00
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