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Acalypha hispida
Product Code: 40009
Upright stems hold long red "Chenille Plant" pendant catkins throughout the year if this "Philippine Medusa" or "Red-hot Cattail" shrubis given bright light and warm conditions. This is one of the most curious and most popular of the tropical plants! Always in demand. Please inquire as to availability prior to order...
$7.00
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Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
Product Code: 59213
"Heart Copperleaf", large russet leaves with long pointed leaves extending from the cordate tops, bronze-green & copper tones.  This is the best quick growing cultivar for outdoor borders, for showy urns and big windowboxes as it makes a big bold statement very quickly. Given free root run in a conservatory, t...
$5.00
Agave americana medio-picta
Product Code: 68006
Very dramatic gold central stripes on each potentially massive leaf.  American Indians use this in native medicine as an antiinflamatory.  This decidedly rare cultivar is actually harder to find in the nursery trade currently than the compact variegated white form as the somewhat brittle thick succulent leave...
$45.00
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Agave angustifolia marginata
Product Code: 68009
"Banded Caribbean Agave" Stiff bayonette leaves of bluish-gray liberally margined in creamy white and lined with attractive brown spines; rugged decorative houseplant fast growing with adequate light and moisture. A great plant for the house; a stunning performer on the summer patio. Easily grown as is native to an are...
$18.00
Agave gemminiflora
Product Code: 68580
"Pet Me Porcupine" Very attractive soft leaved Mexican which forms short rushlike leaved spheres perfect in containers. The sculptural foliage holds up well in lower light conditions than those of most Agave kin. The only cute Agave of which we are aware which does not bite back when petted--remarkable, considering its...
$12.50
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Agave lophanthe Quadricolor
Product Code: 68475
Extremely showy variegation with no two showy armed leaves striped in the same precise pattern. Waxy Central American (thus, intolerant of extended chill, but tolerant of watering year round) collector's favorite with striking stripes and ornately toothed margins forming thick compact mounded outlines which as it becom...
$12.50
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
Aloe arborescens
Product Code: 65532
Dependable "Candelabra Plant" with thickly set arched octopus leaves enclosing the erect trunks topped (in time) with dense spikes of red tubular flowers--easy and most dramatic. May have become a tree by the time your grandchildren are fifty.
$10.00
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
Asclepias curassavica Red Selection
Product Code: 54584
Much sought-after tropical "Red Butterfly Bloodflower" can be constantly in bloom if given full light; the center is dark orange accenting the red. Can even be kept in bloom in a sunny south window in Colorado in the middle of winter according to our customers. While the perennial cousins have a limited bloom period ou...
$4.75
Breynia disticha roseo-picta
Product Code: 40081
This does not get ordered as often as the above dwarf form, so it is propagated to order only. Called the "Foliage Flower Shrub" because of the white, pink emerald & purple oval leaves. True flowers are tiny green suction cup-shaped strands hidden beneath. This clone holds foliage if kept warm, not deciduous like F...
$12.50
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Canna Australia [Feurzauber]
Product Code: 66889
Semi-aquatic "Feurzauber" forms a tight tall 5'+ clump of very stunning burgundy black leaves topped by petite scarlet (fading to salmon) flowers. Does well as bog or container subject (especially as does not go dormant), maintaining dramatic burnished chestnut foliar color even in high shade. Outstanding in the summer...
$12.00
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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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Centratherum intermedium
Product Code: 40107
"Brazilian Button Flower" of Victorian gardens. Serrate leaves scented of pineapple, and thus newly marketed as the "Pineapple Sangria Plant"; quite showy bluish-lavender button flowers resembling tiny Canadian Thistle blossoms, thus also called the "Martinique Batchelor's Button." Easy culture with bright light, thus ...
$5.00
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Chlorophytum [orchidastrum?] Fire Flush
Product Code: 42017
"Copper Sierra Leone Lily" Rosette of rubbery lance leaves, a coppery tone in good ligh, with showy orangy red petioles to create a dramatic specimen houseplant. Will be equally effective as an addition to your summer patio container creations with this combination of perfect habit & hard to find coloration. Contro...
$25.00
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
Colocasia esculenta Violet/Purple Stem
Product Code: 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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Cuphea David Verity [hyb]
Product Code: 41927
Marvelous step upward from the traditional "Firecracker Plant" (C. ignea/platycentra) with bright red tubular flowers on dark foliaged vigorous plants which translates as the ultimate Hummingbird favorite in our gardens here. This high performer is the best choice for urns, containers, and large baskets (especially if ...
$5.00
Cuphea ignea
Product Code: 42349
Mexican "Cigar Flower" Modest bushy shrublet, easliy pruned to any desired size, producing many dark red tubular flowers with dark band and white rim at the tip. Always the favorite of kids. The lower more lateral growth habit (unlike the thriller 'David Verity') dictate this a spiller in container combos.
$4.25
Dichorisandra thrysiflora
Product Code: 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
Dieffenbachia Puerto Rico Variegated [hort.]
Product Code: 30524
Relaxed thick trunks topped with flourishes of long dusky green leaves with creamy lime midriks and totally random irregular slashes of cream variegation- no two leaves have a similar pattern.  For the collector.  This is not a reliable houseplant as it needs reliable warmth and high humidity.  
$35.00
Euphorbia cotinifolia atropurpurea
Product Code: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
$12.00
Greenhouse Collection: Advanced Collector (50 Plants!)
Product Code: 99030
This wide ranging selection is very popular with botanic gardens needing unique plants in their supporting sales areas & volunteer training workshops (and a number from each shipment seem to become parts of the permanent displays); this is also much ordered by estate or municipal conservatories starting new display...
$300.00
Greenhouse Collection: Beginner & Hobbyist (50 Plants!)
Product Code: 99029
A popular group of plants for those of you starting up a new hobby greenhouse or planting a backyard in the keys. This group is frequently ordered by local plant society chapters and garden clubs everywhere needing some unusual, some uncommon, and distinctive plants to spice up their fun-raising plant sales--we are mos...
$200.00
Hedera algeriensis maculata
Product Code: 41149
Richly mottled giant "Ivy" leaves on strong clinging vine.  Almost hardy in Z7.  Highly variable leaf pattern.  Leaves change with maturity.  We've tried to include all ages in our photos which is why you may notice different looks for the same plant. 
$12.00
Hibiscus tiliaceus tricolor
Product Code: 66910
"Variegated Hau Tree" The heartshaped leathery leaves, very very brilliantly variegated cream and; lemon, on art deco sinuous interlocking branches (forming hau lanai shelters and canoe outriggers); lemon flowers fade to apricot, then red. Remarkable. (The much larger, yet similar, H. elatus we sometimes offer has flow...
$20.00
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Ipomea Lady Fingers [Species Unidentified]
Product Code: 56564
Extremely vigorous "Fingered Sweet Potato" with strong stems holding aloft stunning dark leaves, with seven deep fingered lobes accented with dark purple raised veins on the reverse. Loves aquatic conditions; but thrives equally well cascading dramatically from a windowbox or urn; needs a large basket if grown in a han...
$10.00
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