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Caladium Humboltii
Stock Number: 30583
"Miniature Caladium" Tiny green arrowhead leaves heavily marked with white, on delicate short stems. Perfect for your wardian case even though it will still probably insist on a winter dormancy. Seldom offered anywhere, even though no book on houseplants can resist a photo of such a remarkably striking minature.
$8.50
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Caladium Miss Muffett [Hyb?]
Stock Number: 30383
Available again this year for spring delivery. Small-statured hybrid with straw colored lvs richly strewn with crimson dots. A favorite for bedding, but equally popular as a modest-sized pot plant indoors or out. Lovely.
$5.75
Caladium Thai Beauty [Hyb?]
Stock Number: 30467
Available again this year for spring delivery. This plant has a dormant cycle and we ship plants coming into leaf. Fabulous nearly transparent unabashed pink leaves, flared out into a heart with "ears" seemingly bending light through the hunter green and vanilla mosaic of veins if given very bright light and constant m...
$5.75
Calathea Lietzei
Stock Number: 41352
Arching undulate oval bottomed lance leaves of dark bronzed velvet with pale midribs and olive stripes. Brazilian species of modest size with the endearing habit of producing plantlets along the bloom clusters creating tuffets of bronzy leaves midair. Does not demand the constant humidity and does not brown as the soil...
$6.00
Calathea Louisae
Stock Number: 40091
Tapered leaves feathered pale lime champange from the midribs; soft rose blushed reverse. Easier to grow than most its kin as seems more resistent to mealybugs and spider mite in low humidity locations.
$12.00
Calathea Thai Beauty
Stock Number: 66900
Remarkable bold cream & lime variegation creating a different irregular pattern on each upward whorled leaf. Most probably in the C. lietzei complex. While many (most) Calatheas are highly patterned and colored, this is the only selection of which we are aware which is technically "variegated." with remarkable results.
$50.00
Calliandra Emarginata Minima
Stock Number: 40096
"Powder Puff" balls of crimson stamens throughout the year (if given adequate light and good fertilizer) on attractive woody trunks softened by ferny pinnate leaves -- very popular for bonsai or flowering pot subject. Do not allow to dry out. Ever.
$5.75
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Callisia Congesta Variegata
Stock Number: 50501
Tightly whorled heads of purple-toned leaves with striking wide white bands on thick succulent running stems; showy basket subject; outstanding in urns and windowboxes to cascade down in dramatic color.
$4.50
Callisia Elegans [Setcreasea Striata]
Stock Number: 50502
"Pinstriped Inch Plant" native to central Mexico. Beautiful dark slate green leaves with trim silvery-tan parallel stripes clasping mat-forming fat stems. Somewhat longer & darker leaves than Ballyii, but also needing the succulent culture of Ballyii & Cyanotis. Flourishes with full light and perfect drainage. Coddling...
$4.25
Callisia Fragrans
Stock Number: 50503
Formerly Spironema or Tradescantia dracaenoides--the latter providing a good take on the foliage as mimic. Upright cupped whorls of purple-edged leaves give character of "False Bromeliad"; multiple cascading runners effective in hanging basket use. Vigorous Mexican native with scented spiderwort flowers on impressively...
$3.50
Callisia Fragrans Melnickoff
Stock Number: 50504
Impressive glossy leaves banded in bold ochre-gold. Striking sight as the cascading succulent stems clasped by these bold jade like leaves liven up any urn, windowbox or hanging basket. The species name reflects the unusual scent of the "Spiderwort" flowers occassionally produced mid winter on impressively branched inf...
$4.25
Callisia Itsy Bitsy Inch Plant [Sp]
Stock Number: 50511
Dense mats of waxy succulent lime-green leaves & tiny eggshell- blue fls; although this beautiful glossy beauty remains the most commonly grown basket plant of the spiderworts, this species is still unidentified! Quite content grown in full sun and thus a natural for growing as a low cover on moss topiaries and even qu...
$3.50
Callisia Repens Variegata
Stock Number: 50512
Tiny glossy "Pink Button" leaves striped or fully pink and cream--be sure to remove any solid green reversions which will quickly overwhelm the more fragile variegated sections. Marketed as 'Bianca' in Europe; sometimes this is confused with the much larger statured Tradescantia 'Laekenensis Rainbow' in the wholesale t...
$4.50
Calvoa Sessiliflora
Stock Number: 41009
Choice Congo shrublet with pairs of shiny, haired lime green leaflets & lovely sequential everblooming wide pink-magenta flowers on forked cymes; of easy culture. Enjoyed great popularity in the 70s lite garden craze. The blooms and cute tripart seed capsules quickly reveal its kinship to its big boned Tibouchina cousi...
$6.25
Campelia Zanonia Mexican Flag
Stock Number: 50510
Spectacular spiderwort with whorls of foot-long ivory-white striped leaves with reddish edges on bamboo-like striated stalks topped by white spiderwort blossoms; must have warmth & good light. Most definitely not a houseplant. In European trade usually offered as Dichorisandra albo-lineata, while some authorities now c...
$22.00
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Campelia Zanonia Scream
Stock Number: 50509
Bamboo-like stalks topped with stepladder-whorls of glossy leaves highlighted with narrow white mint steaks; this popular selection by Frieling here at the GHW is less spectacular than 'Mexican Flag," but is more tolerant of shade and cold; this form will do well in your indoor plant room. Perhaps a Dichorisandra, poss...
$6.00
Campyloneurum Angustifolium Ensifolium
Stock Number: 10102
"String Fern" Resembles the difficult shoestring fern (Vittaria), but this is much easier culture. Still a slow grower though; it is best to check on availability before ordering. Fronds are up to twelve inches long. Close clumping fern with the very narrow dark toned "fronds" arching out like an explosion.
$35.00
Campyloneurum Phyllitidis Cristatum
Stock Number: 11446
"Crested American Strap Fern" Slowly creeping rootstock anchors papery-textured erect fronds of bright green topped with elaborate tasselling; striking clone from collector Jack Craig. This is extremely slow to increase, so best check with us for availability before ordering. Very good choice for a crested footed fern ...
$35.00
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
Canna Stuttgart [Striata]
Stock Number: 55505
Sturdy erect foliage mostly bright white with shades of gray green & dark green topped with small salmon flowers toned orange & pink, with yellowish margins. Brilliant show when grown as a semi-aquatic for usually will not burn in our climate if treated as a bog plant; considered a sport of 'Omega' and more recently, a...
$18.00
Carex Albula Frosted Curls
Stock Number: 81615
Unusual tufts of mahogany chocolate sedge-like leaves frosted pale pewter on twisted tips; very distinctive appearance in the garden or as a container plant (especially as you'll want to bring in the bleached tightly clumped zone 8 wonder for your winter garden indoors)--now quite popular when used as the "mane" or "ta...
$6.75
Carex Caryophyllea The Beatles [Hyb]
Stock Number: 80117
"Mop-headed Sedge" Very congested miniature swirled tufts of bright green. Not winter hardy here (although often offered as such in nurseries); but perfect in pots or in mixed summer containers; often used for texture in southern rockeries. We quite simply grow it because we like the wry name--never being able to resis...
$4.50
Carissa Grandiflora Boxwood Beauty
Stock Number: 40099
Vigorous clone of "Natal Plum: with nearly rounded leathery leaves thickly placed on the nearly spineless stems; much used in large bonsai especially for the corky barks on mature trunks. Must have sunlight, evenly moist soil and adequate fertilizer to work well as a pot plant.
$12.00
Carissa Grandiflora Green Carpet
Stock Number: 40100
The "Weeping Natal Plum" for limber stems cascade straight down with carpets of tiny leathery oval leaves; remarkable as a basket or wall subject in north; carpeting groundcover in subtropic climates. But most sought after as a subject for a bonsai cascade styles. We have admired old specimens grown in half pots mounte...
$5.50
Carissa Grandiflora Horizontalis
Stock Number: 40101
Compact; prostrate rigid stems; reduced spines; pinwheel flowers produce edible fruit; used in Japanese cascade bonsai as 'Naikoku-ume'; still uncommon in USA. Stems held in rigid horizontal planes, not weeping like 'Green Cascade.'
$6.25
Carissa Humphreyii Variegata [Hort]
Stock Number: 40102
"Variegated Natal Plum" Coin-size waxy leaves with brilliant creamy white margins on compactly growing shrub; pinwheel fl pure white. One of the best houseplants with white variegation covered by a wax surface sufficient to prevent burning in a low humidity environment. Very slow growing. Very desirable.
$10.00
Carmona Microphylla [Ehretia Buxifolia]
Stock Number: 40106
"Fukien Tea" Handsome woody stems with tiny glossy blackish green leaves having minute hairs; starry blossoms (typically starting in late winter) followed by bright red berries. Excellent indoor bonsai subject; from Japan where still best known as Erethia buxifolia. Do not try to grow in a low humidity locations as wil...
$6.00
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