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Acalypha Hispida
Stock Number: 40009
Upright stems hold long red "Chenille Plant" pendant catkins throughout the year; this "Philippine Medusa" or "Red-hot Cattail" shrub needs bright light and warm conditions. This is one of the most curious and most popular of the tropical plants! Always in demand.
$5.75
Acalypha Wilkesiana Macrophylla
Stock Number: 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, this dramati...
$5.00
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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Agave Americana Medio-Picta
Stock Number: 68006
Very dramatic gold central stripes on each potentially massive leaf; does not flower without nearly free root-run. American Indians use this in native medicine as an antiinflamatory This plant is not always available. It is actually harder to find in the nursery trade currently than the compact variegated white form as...
$45.00
Agave Angustifolia Marginata
Stock Number: 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...
$10.00
Agave Gemminiflora
Stock Number: 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
Agave Lophanthe Quadricolor
Stock Number: 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
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 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 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
Aloe Arborescens
Stock Number: 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. Could have become a tree by the time your grandchildren are fifty.
$4.50
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
Arthrostemma Ciliatum [Fragile]
Stock Number: 41001
"Everblooming Lavender" Clear cheerful reddish-pink buds open to magenta blossoms freely produced on arching square stemmed shrublet; softly-haired leaves turn rust-red & purple in high light. Must have moist soil. A fast growing easily grown cousin of the "Princess Trees" perfect for a large urn, as well as the winter...
$4.75
Asclepias Curassavica Red Selection
Stock Number: 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
Stock Number: 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 Flori...
$12.50
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Canna Australia [Feurzauber]
Stock Number: 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...
$18.00
Canna Generalis Striatus [Bengal Tiger]
Stock Number: 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...
$10.00
Canna Indica Purpurea / Red Stripe [Greenline]
Stock Number: 41952
Remarkable strong clean avacado green leaves with strong deep purplish red parallel chevroned veins suggesting a delicate transparency. Marvelous when grown as a bog subject. Try at the edge of your pool where, if content, it can reach a height of eight feet topped with a cluster of petite brilliantly carmine red bloss...
$18.00
Canna Musafolia
Stock Number: 31706
Preposterously sized "Banana Canna" essential in any northern garden attempting a tropical look. From quickly clumping roots giant 15 foot stalks arise with very showy enormous leaves; the "Banana Leaved indian Shot" makes such a dramatic foliar statement that the petite carmine fls make a mere afterthought. Only for t...
$22.00
Centratherum Intermedium
Stock Number: 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
Chamaerops Humilis
Stock Number: 58422
"Dwarf Fan Palm." In all Western Mediterranean Countries, where it grows spontaneously, the leaves of the Dwarf Fan Palm are always utilised for various kinds of wickerwork. Its buds are employed as food (palm-cabbage), chiefly in North Africa, but also in Sicily where it is known as "ciafagghiuni". Another of those se...
$15.00
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Chlorophytum [Orchidastrum?] Fire Flush
Stock Number: 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. Controvers...
$10.00
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Colocasia Affinis Jenningsii
Stock Number: 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
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
Colocasia Esculenta Chicago Harlequin
Stock Number: 30785
A form of the regular water Taro with lime green to cream splashes and maculations in the leaf pattern--a tip of the hat to John Jocius for finding and sharing this subtly variegated, elegant bog gem with the rest of us.
$12.00
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.
$12.00
Colocasia Esculenta Jet Black Wonder [Etc.]
Stock Number: 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 consisten...
$15.00
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.
$10.00
Colocasia Nancyana Nancy's Revenge
Stock Number: 31453
Amazing "Starburst Elephant Ear" with new rounded tipped very dark leaves displaying a creamy starry center radiating out as the thickly textured leaves mature--beware: this species can nearly reach the massive dimension of Alocasia odora (although the spathes resemble C. esculenta)! To see this is to need it--very pop...
$15.00
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