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Bambusa Glaucescens Alphonse Karr [Hyb]
Stock Number: 41530
"Golden Culm Bamboo" Striking yellow stems with some green striping, leaves occasionally striped as well; 35' potential, so site carefully in your conservatory or greenhouse. Many things are offered as this; but this is the real thing. Typically we send well rooted culms--if you wish to receive it without its being sev...
$55.00
Bambusa Glaucescens Gracillima [Hyb]
Stock Number: 55476
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Very dense slender [typically solid] sulms tightly clumped with lovely "Goddes of Mercy" very fine ferny foliage on angular branchlets. Container plants from Koon Yam Chuk--an excellent houseplant as well as perfectly formed conservatory citizen. This may also be offered in Asia as Bambusa multipl...
$40.00
Bambusa Ventricosa
Stock Number: 41532
"Buddha's Belly Bamboo" When restricted in container, this South Chinese species develops shortened, swollen internodes & small leaves. This is the real thing--due to the aggresive growth of one of the clumps growing in the greenhouse soil, we can now offer this for considerably less than in past years..
$65.00
Banisteriopsis Caapii
Stock Number: 41942
"Ayahuasca" to Indian tribes of the western Amazon region who use its narcotic alkaloids; a strong liana with soft green pairs of leaves; tiny pink flowers--This requires a warm humid greenhouse to successfully grow. "Vine of the Souls" with complex betacarbolines. This often sells out so please INQUIRE about availabil...
$25.00
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Baphicacanthus Cusia [Suia]
Stock Number: 62148
Large shrubby habit, kneed stems ranked with pairs of dusky decoratively fleshy leaves and topped with tubular lilac flowers. Robert Newman shared this important Thai herb with us. Perhaps best known as "Ma Lan Gen" in traditional Chinese medicine. Seems to demand regular warm temperatures and reliable levels of humidi...
$12.00
Barleria Cristata Gold Splash
Stock Number: 31392
A fabulous form of "Philippine Violet Shrub" featuring many clustered blossoms of blue-violet combined with gold variegated leaves; from India & Burma/Myanmar. Thanks to David Biggar for sharing this showy quite slow growing cultivar imperative in any serious collection of variegates.
$12.00
Barleria Obtusa
Stock Number: 41485
Striking spineless fast growing herbaceous shrublet from South Africa which flourishes in an exposed, even dry, setting where it will produce Acanthus type blossoms ranging from blue through mauve to pink. A new candidate for summer urns, windowboxes, and mixed containers as well as a good performer in the winter green...
$6.75
Barleria Pink-A-Boo
Stock Number: 58448
A rounded mound of upright arched stems cloaked with dark glossy leaves with modest blossom clusters emerging from each leaf node; each cute blossom a bubble gum pink. Probably a hybrid of the African B. obtusa. This is the easiest Barleria to bloom--we have even observed some reblooming incidents.
$6.75
Barleria Repens Rosea Violet Cascade
Stock Number: 49461
Out arching slim stems cascade under the weight of the soft petite leaves; terminal clusters of lovely violet blossoms fading to old rose magenta. This South African reaches a peak of bloom in late fall; the habit is far more lateral than most of the Barlerias we offer.
$4.00
Begonia Acetosa [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56001
Velvet cupped leaves tomato red beneath; thus this Brazilian is known as the "Ruby Begonia." Texture is wonderful on this handsome plant--because it is so succulent, it tolerates much lower humidity than most, even flourishing in outdoor summer containers. While traditionally a pot subject indoors, try growing this sel...
$5.75
Begonia Albo-Picta [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56399
(sh) Delicate canes dressed with glossy silver-spotted leaves and greenish white flowers in profuse dangling clusters; freely branching habit.
$4.50
Begonia Andrea [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56917
(rex) Shimmery, glossy silver/pewter leaf surface decorated with a pink blushed color toned heart repeated on the lobed margins and highlighted by violet toned veins. Needs reliable levels of humidity at all times. Expect this to be at least semi-dormant mid summer and mid winter, but foliage will soon reappear.
$8.00
Begonia Angel Blush
Stock Number: 56279
(rz) Beautiful thickly clumped habit of deeply colored ornately whirlpooled leaves toned red--in bright light the coloration seems more smolderingly demonic than angelic to us. Bronzy pink tones make this a very distinct hybrid.
$7.75
Begonia Aquamarine [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56786
(upright rz) Fabulously unique: thick rope rhizomes arch out under the showy lobed leaves with dramatically silver splashed midribs--giving a stained glass window effect when viewed from below. Not for the faint of heart.
$5.75
Begonia Art Hodes [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56467
(thick stemmed/scandent] Martin Johnson hybrid with very wide fabuous pebbled leaves with pale branching veins and fine reddish hairs; unusually beautiful & unique sometimes incorrectly seen as 'Antholes.' A spectacular specimen in the conservatory, yet quite a remarkable addition to a shady summer windowbox or urn as ...
$5.75
Begonia Avalanche
Stock Number: 56734
(c)Lime green leaves richly strewn with silver dots with a milky glaucous green reverse. Showy clusters of dangling pearl white blossoms at height midwinter once the clump has established. Requires considerable patience to grow this to blooming size.
$8.00
Begonia Bashful Bandit
Stock Number: 57016
(rz) Major stature; serious presence. Deeply cut dramatic deep green leaves of heavy substance turning mahogany in sun are held aloft to reveal their red violet toned reverse. Winter flowers.
$10.00
Begonia Beatrice Haddrell
Stock Number: 56340
(rz) Vigorous pot plant with dusky dark green and mahogany clefted leaves with central avacado starsplash and rose with magenta underleaf. Profuse shell pink winter flowered hybrid of Begonia bowerae x heracleifolia sunderbruchii--and the latter is supposedly a hybrid of ricinifolia with heracleifolia!. In the proven h...
$4.75
Begonia Benisuzume
Stock Number: 56719
Elongated deep shimmery emerald and cocoa toned leaves with fluted surface slashed with paltinum blotches; elaborate rose and carmine underleaf tones; needs constant good humidity with adequate air movement to maintain perfect foliage, any climate changes (such as shipping) typically lead to a mini snit of defoliation....
$4.75
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Begonia Benitochiba [Hyb]
Stock Number: 65334
Deep nile green upturned leaves with whorled points displaying the silvery pewter overlaid patterns with purpled veins; upright habit. Although aggressively marketed currently, we find this exceedingly beautiful creature to be an imperfect houseplant as it needs very constant humidity levels, constant bright light and ...
$6.50
Out of Stock
Begonia Big Mac [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56731
Available now for the collector of large plants, Begonia Big Mac!! Impressive deep glossy green deeply fingered foliage supported by a thick massive rhizome. Considered massive enough to be engaged as a "Landscape Begonia" in the tropics, similar to its bruiser parent "U 1369." Looks like a steroid fed webbed Begonis t...
$9.50
Begonia Black Truffles
Stock Number: 56914
(rz) Small statured. Crinkly spirals of dark sheen with brilliant white eye; forming a tight, neat tuffet of busy foliage. Much darker than 'Hocking Bravura' with more fingered margins. A thickly foliaged candidate for your "Black Garden."
$5.75
Begonia Bob Hamm
Stock Number: 56272
(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...
$5.00
Begonia Caravan
Stock Number: 56017
(sh) Stout stems support richly pelted succulent leaves with a lovely pale ochre central design. Needs perfect drainge and good air movement to become the fab creature in the photos. As with most felt leaf Begonias, this is a successful window sill subject houseplant.
$15.00
Begonia Castaway
Stock Number: 56341
(c) Very dark leaves with deep scarlet maroon reverse with very rich pink blossom clusters on out reaching initially somewhat short cane stems. Always requires considerable patience getting this mature enough to bloom.
$6.75
Begonia Cathedral [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56018
(rz) "Stained Glass Begonia." Ruffled, cupped bronzy leaves with large "windows" (technically "Ectopic growths") of translucent ochre; fantastic yet vigorous growing heirloom hybrid--especially effective grown in a small hanging baskets so one can easily look through the nearly impossibly transparent windows elegantly ...
$10.00
Begonia Cherries And Chocolate [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56707
(rex/rz) Small saturated easily grown clumping mound of beautifully marbled mahogany black leaves with pecan tones, highlighted with bright pewter brushings amplified by the dramatic cherry red underleaves. Amazingly vigorous and undemanding.
$5.50
Begonia Chuck B. Jaros [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56375
(s) Large upright plant with shiny grape-shaped applegreen foliage. Unusual yet handsome specimen with winter sprays of showy antique white flowers held on red-haired stems. The stout erect canes can reach several feet if roots are free to run. Nearly impossible to kill.
$4.00
Begonia Cleopatra [Hyb]
Stock Number: 56021
(rz) Profusion of nile-green maple leaves marked with maroon; sprays of midwinter shelltoned blossoms; while certainly not a showstopper (no Elizabeth Taylor), still an old reliable standby ready to ride any barge rowing by. We realize that numerous distinct plants are sold under this name--ours originated with the Tho...
$6.00
Begonia Convolvulacea
Stock Number: 56024
(trailing/scandant) The "Grape Leaf Begonia" with big glossy sharply lobed leaves shingling the scandent stems; enormous pendant flower heads in late winter are most impressive. Easy. Unmatched for a substantial hanging basket statement. Given support (does not need encouragement) this clean cut beauty can easily cover...
$4.50
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