Columns of four-ranked, felted aromatic leaves completely hide the small arching stems tipped with soft pink lipped flowers. Very beautiful "Teddy Bear Mint" forms beautiful pot plant or perfect groundcover for taller leggy succulents. Comercial source of soap oils.
"Yellow Buckeye" seedlings from a huge grandmother buckeye in the cemetery at the annexed village of Harmar in Marietta, the oldest organized city in Ohio (1788). Even older, Fort Harmar was build in 1785. We're talkin' older than Woody Hayes. These horse chestnut cousins have smooth outer skins with no spines, and gor...
"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...
"Octopus Agave" Coppery-green outfacing, spreading leaves with decorative amber mid-ribs and tiny whitish teeth. Oaxaca native. Beware: the outthrust slim but thick succulent leaves are easily broken and thus a serious challenge to our expert packing crew. Sometimes offered in Florida as 'striata'--which is actually a ...
While the true "Red Parrot Plant" may no longer be in actual cultivation, this cultivar from Dale Huddleson sports coppery green flame leaves with red tones; pink centers with purplish veins and wine colored splashes. Very slow growing until the heat of the summer.
"Saffron Spike" The Standard "Zebra Plant" yellow flowers. This is often available locallly, but we have good stock of this and a good clone that grows easily. If you can't find it locally, then order this and we will get a plant ready for you. It might take a month to six weeks to root this for your order.
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"Rat Tail Cactus" Narrow long pendant closely-ribbed stems intricately covered with small reddish spines; soft rose flowers quickly fade to rich magenta. Fabulous basket subject we still offer even though the entire packing staff would love to see this spiny critter exit the catalogue! Usually sent as generous unrooted...
"Swallowtail Pipes" Leathery three lobed rounded batwing shaped leaves with pale ochre veins--beloved by Swallowtail Butterflies. Upfacing pale tubular flowers with bizarre reddish mahogany twisting tails. Easy to grow vine (indeed, as easy to grow as any Philodendron!) with sturdy foliage so attractive it need never b...
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...
Heavily flowering "Golden Butterfly Weed: (a tropcal heat loving species reliably everblooming with constant good sunlight) with orange tone-free flower clusters topping the stalward erect stems. Will keep your butterflies quite happy.
Available for shipping in May. We have nice sized plants available now. Decorative "Japanese Birdsnest Fern" form with elegant slim fronds with wavy ruffled margins, forming bowl-shaped specimens thriving in high-light areas, tolerating low humidity. Gives a Shirly Temple tone to your ferns.
Wonderful "Sand Dollar Cactus" with a flat pincushion globe shape ornately lined with white wooly areoles; yellow blossoms typically with red eye.
Distinctive species of "Bottle Ponytail" with lush thick foliage of grassy green forming a thick fountain of arching leaf blades atop the thick trunk which arises from the dramatic swollen base. A plant more tolerant of neglect and abuse does not come to mind.
Striking "Blue Ponytail" with stout caudex base topped by an explosion of straight firm keeled needle leaves a beautiful glaucous blue green.
(rz) (Rhizomatous). (rz) Blanton hybrid with dark oval leathery leaves highlighted by a red central omphalodium or "eye" and slim red rims; pink blossoms in large open custers in winter. This wonderful basic hybrid is extremely tolerant of low humidity, this "Bull's Eye" is much easier to grow than the similarly colore...
(rz) Big and bold, tolerating considerable neglect as long a adequate light is given to maintain that yellow copper dusky gold leaf to emphasized by darker veins--deep spirals with a 'Lopse II' texture. Showy white flower clusters. Certainly earns the space it demands.
(shrub) This is a large statured heat tolerant seed strain selection with unusually large scarlet flower clusters emerging from arched stems studded with cheerful wing shaped foliage.Much used in summertime outdoor planters (and often appearing at nurseries specializing in spring bedding plants); of limited value as a ...
"Whirlpool Begonia" "Ramshorn Beefsteak Begonia" Both ends of the leaf spiral inward to suggest mirrored corkscrews and highlight the red underside; unusual yet vigorous specimen. Heirloom favorite.
(rz) "Beefsteak Beg." Waxy lurtrous kidney shaped rounded leaves reddish beneath. Easy and reliable and beautiful AND the one probably flourishing on your grandmother's windowsill. This most ordered of all the Begonias we offer is an heirloom hybrid of the Mexican species manicata x hydrocotifolia.
[rex] Large whorled leaves in chocolate, champagne, silver and pewter tones. Needs high humidity and very even temperatures so that a large terrarium would make the perfect home. Sold with PPAF tag. A highly promoted "rex" type which, while stunningly beautiful, constitutes a considerable challenge to growers not famil...
(s) Wavy gray-green arrow leaves veined silver-gray; a favorite for pots or for very large dramatic baskets, as the rangy stalks ornately topple from the sheer foliar weight. Quite distinctive habit and unique glabrous toned color.
Like the scaled-winged stone "Dragon Spot Begonia" the looped dark scaled hieroglyphics cover the curled guacamole green sheened surfaces of the thick leaves which tend to fold in odd jade roils upon or near the soil surface. One of the more recent Frieling hybrids which is being ordered at times beyond our production ...
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Rounded leaves with rich bronze, emerald and ochre mosaic with rich rusty speckling concentrated at vein junctions, a very dramatic and quite distinctive character reaching considerable stature--often a prize winning impressive specimen at shows.
(rz) Very thick surface rhizomes support the dramatically sized quilted leaves of bright yellow ochre, held aloft on thick succulent petioles righly haired. Give this one room. Equally impressive indoors or in your patio containers where its ochre gold coloring is amazing as an upright echo of Ipomea 'Margarite' which ...
(rz) Compact, thick-foliaged Frieling hybrid of B. `Tiger Kitten' x `Persian Brocade.' Excellent for windowsill or will spill forth the rusty orange patterned leaves from a hanging basket.
(rz) More vigorous far more compact seedling of 'Tiger Kitten'
Sold with Plant Patent Tags from Agristarts. Another stunning Buddleia with gold foliage. Very vigorous and showy form in Z6 gardens aflutter with butterflies for many months.
"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...
"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...
The uniquely fetching "Curly Spider Plant" with centrally striped creamy variegation but each leaf curls and swirls in the Shirley Temple tuffets, sending out abbreviated corkscrew stems with more twisted plantlets suspended in air. Oglesby introduction. This whorled, tostled, and flounced cultivar remains much smaller...