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Colocasia esculenta
Stock Number: 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."
$5.00
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Colocasia esculenta illustris
Stock Number: 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.
$15.00
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Colocasia esculenta Violet/Purple Stem
Stock Number: 31254
Dusky purple blushed dramatic arrow shaped leaves held over the showy smoky purple petioles; excellent in water gardens as well as regular containers. Prefers to go dormant mid-winter, even in greenhouse situations.
$15.00
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Colocasia kapo [hort] aff. falax
Stock Number: 30633
Charming "Miniature Taro" Small one foot plant with small shield-shaped leaves with dark radiating veins accenting the pink-blushed centers. Nearly evergreen if kept in warmish winter greenhouse avoiding an extended winter dormancy. The same semi-aquatic plant as the one various of you ordered from us years ago as 'Haw...
$10.00
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Colocasia Mojito (Mohito)
Stock Number: 33121
Heavily mottled new arrowhead Colocasia with richly contrasting spots and slashes. Very eyecatching and easy to grow if given constant moisture and strong light.   We expect to have these in stock over Summer 2020
$15.00
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Colocasia [xanthosoma] maculatus
Stock Number: 31414
Heavily mottled arrow shaped foliage always stays compact for us; must have moisture and considerable constant warmth for best dramatic show. Our original clone of this is from Larry Lowman, Ridgecrest Nursery, this resembles a Caladium more than it resembles the other taros.
$15.00
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Crinum amabile Purple Selection
Stock Number: 51209
"Giant Red Spider Lily" Broad fleshy upright leaves emerge a rich purplish maroon in a massive whorl gradually fading to coppery violet; the heavy trunk supports giant stalks of richly fragrant violet toned blossom clusters. Impressive! While excellent as a container subject with silvered or golden foliaged plants, thi...
$15.00
Crinum asiaticum variegatum
Stock Number: 51027
"Striped Bengal Lily" Large fleshy sword-like leaves are most liberally streaked white & cream; fragrant clusters of waxy white blossoms with purpled centers--these clusters, held alof on strong two edged stalks, can produce up to twenty individual flowers on a mature plant. Striking decorator specimen for the warm...
$30.00
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Crinum japonicum shima-ire
Stock Number: 51152
Large clone with bright central banded variegation on each ( broad fleshy leaf held in a crown of foliage above the long necked stem); R. Bennett's excellent clone which presents impressively fragrant blossoms--these immense heads of tubular ivory flowers are best initiated by letting the old mature bulb dry enough dur...
$25.00
Crinum St. Christopher [hyb]
Stock Number: 51032
"Tulip Crinum" Fragrant snowwhite tulip shaped-cupped flower clusters over compact vases of fleshy evergreen leaves. We cannot categorically testify that the lovely blossoms reliably appear on St. Christopher's Day when grown in Ohio; we have received reports that customers have bloomed this in a sunny window with regu...
$10.00
Cyrtanthus elatus Pink Diamond
Stock Number: 51039
Shared by Warren Stoutemier. Habranthus-like foliage is topped with clear pinkish red tubular flowers with six fused petals. Prolific bloomer. Some consider this a form of Vallota speciosa.
$18.00
Dichorisandra thrysiflora
Stock Number: 50517
"Blue Ginger" Heads of dark electric-blue flowers top tall, jointed stems with glossy heavy leaves faintly banded silver & toned purplish-blue beneath. Brazilian native of easy culture. This and its name arrived here from Longwood Gardens many years ago. The amount of coloration on the foliage depends strongly on l...
$8.00
Dorstenia psilurus
Stock Number: 41582
"Cheshire Cat Plant" From surface succulent caudex of odd lumpy old-man-knees arise short slim stems studded with leaves ending in fleur-de-lis tridents; distinctive hypanthodium shaped like a smiling sliver tipped with cat's whiskers. Best to grow a year plus with the branching pale "E.T.' Fingers" caudex burrowing ha...
$25.00
Drimiopsis maculata
Stock Number: 65093
Maroon-green spots on bright evergreen green leaves with a narrow "petiole" over fat surface bulbs; spikes of white flowers fading to green.
$3.50
Drimiopsis saundersiae Sunny Smile
Stock Number: 65681
Wide fleshy spotted leaves randomly striped a softly toned creamy lime; forms an impressive low growing fleshy rosette of fabulous foliage of subtle longitudinal stripes over strewn polka dots.
$15.00
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Eucharis Christine
Stock Number: 51287
The excellent extremely fragrant "Compact Amazon Lily" with slimmer tighter foliage than the species grandiflora, yet relatively large waxy white daffodil shaped flowers are produced in considerable numbers once the offsetting bulbs reach a mature size thanks to your providing a warm richly fertilized mix with bight li...
$10.00
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Eucharis grandiflora [amazonica]
Stock Number: 51040
"Amazon Lily" Highly scented white waxy blossoms shaped like nodding daffodils held above glossy deep green leaves; ideal houseplant for a room too warm for its amaryllis cousins to thrive.
$15.00
Eucomis comosa Sparkling Burgundy [oakhurst]
Stock Number: 65640
Once again in stock and available! The lovely "Purple Pineapple Lily" with somewhat succulent burgundy foliage forming a wide succulent rosette from which arise the distinctive greenish white flowers closely packed on a long succulent spike lasting months (typically topped with a bizarre topknot of leaflets, thus resem...
$10.00
Eucrosia Bicolor
Stock Number: 51246
Xerophytic Ecuadorian with attractive Phaedranassa-like leaves; dusky bronze-red flowers in elaborate shapes are clustered on erect slim stems. The dormancy cycle seems rather unpredictable!  Nonetheless, quite attractive when it tires of dormancy.  A small statured plant for those searching for modestly scal...
$7.25
Gloxinia sylvatica
Stock Number: 20166
Formerly Seemannia latifolia. "Christmas Slippers" This is a select evergreen clone with narrow felted dark leaves closely ranked, nearly obscuring the stiff cascading stems; topped with many red-orange slim guppy-mouthed blossoms during the winter months. Excellent houseplant; even when not in bloom the attractive fol...
$7.00
Habranthus robustus Russell Manning
Stock Number: 51045
Select small evergreen bulb, a close cousin of the more familiar "Agentine Rain Lily" with clear magenta petals fading to a delicate lilac-purple. Now considered H. estensis by some. Evergreen waxy strap foliage is evergreen when situated in the conservatory/greenhouse; best to bind the succulent roots in a shallow pot...
$5.50
Hedychium coronarium
Stock Number: 53023
"Butterfly Ginger" Fragrant white flowers top very tall stalks. The heavily perfumed ivory petals are used in Hawaiian leis, hence, also known as the "Garland Flower." Evergreen species easy to grow with good light.
$12.00
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Hedychium [Oriental] Enrei
Stock Number: 53027
Oriental hybrid originally received from plantsman Jack Craig outstanding with neat slim foliage topped with clusters of undulant white petals & spidery tufts on the intensely fragrant flowers. with the dark yellow centers; reaches considerable stature. The perfume can become almost overwhelming in a closed greenho...
$18.00
Hedychium [Oriental] Shin-Sei
Stock Number: 53030
Oriental hybrid. "Shin"=new; "Sei"=green. Dramatic clusters of white and yellow blossoms with guacamole green featherings. In limited production; best to inquire before ordering this giant creature originally sent to us by Jack Craig.
$10.00
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Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum
Stock Number: 51142
Rare form of the "Lily-of-the-Palace" with narrow starburst petals of pale orange and green with mauve centers brushed vermillion red. Clone originally originating at  "Endless Summer" Nursery, who received if from Burle Marx.  Our most ordered species.
$15.00
Hippeastrum gracilis dulcinea Scarlet Baby
Stock Number: 51133
Horticultural form; emerging strap leaves with a rich puplish cast foil the startling rich scarlet flowers (usually four per stalk) of rich heavy texture. In a warm greenhouse this is evergreen--indeed, the gracilis hybrids are smaller statured, more evergreen, and thus more easily bloomed the their giant Dutch cousins...
$4.00
Hippeastrum gracilis x hippeastrum vittatum [hort]
Stock Number: 43121
Our cross of these essentially evergreen species should produce a range of flared scarlet blossoms with a white throat. Take your chances.
$5.50
Hippeastrum Mrs Garfield [hyb]
Stock Number: 51059
This collector's fantasy, the "Banded Amaryllis" with cream centered wide strap leaves, produces handsome trumpet blossoms of soft white elegantly reticulated with rose veins; famous heirloom hybrid of H. reticulatum x `Defiance' of 1800's, Veitch & Sons. Unlike the "Dutch" hybrids mass marketed today, this fabulou...
$20.00
Hippeastrum papilio
Stock Number: 51003
"Butterfly Amaryllis" Nearly evergreen glossy strap leaves; heads of red blossoms flamed with creamy white throats. Show stopper. Does not require a "dormant" period to bloom, thus an easy houseplant always maintaining its attractive foliage. If you have room for only one Hippeastrum in your plantroom, this fabulously ...
$18.50
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Hippeastrum puniceum [equestre]
Stock Number: 51057
The Caribbean's "Evergreen Amaryllis" Large bright salmon-orange trumpet blossoms, with green & yellow flames, held elegantly over small glossy deep green strap leaves; keep underpotted for best bloom
$4.00
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