Product Code: 58326
Compact "Autograph Plant" with thick cardboard leaves narrower than rosea with often whiter and more brilliant streaked centers or variegated sections. This is most likely another species, but growers have not ascertained that yet. Showy and easy to grow.
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Product Code: 51918
Remarkable Ecuadorian spiderwort mimics a giant fleshy Bromeliad with long succulent sheathing leaves (like a short Crinum) blushed purplish violet beneath. With maturity, produces showy heads of dark blue violet flowers with a dramatic white claw and red tipped sepals. Demands warm conservatory conditions. We send lar...
Product Code: 40141
Tiny twisted ribbon leaves sprikling gold, maroon, emerald. Thick foliage points upward to resemble a mini bonfire, thus the "Cumbustion Croton" a tongue-in-cheek name for this Moluccan native. Wonderful minature for bright light.
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Product Code: 40148
Emerald swooping, twisted spiraled petite leaves are richly purpled & gilted gold--alternate growths seem to produce elongated leaves, then disk-shaped leaves with "Lamb Tongues" dangling from naked midribs; most tiny leaves display the cute raised horn (cornus) mirib. While tiny enough for tropical bonsai and for ...
Product Code: 56747
Congested Lohman critter not to be "seeya later"--rumpled wide liver toned chocolate leaves with guilded scaled violet and John Deere green brushings. Bizarre fasciation of stems may look like pulled licorice; like kelp or something evolving (devolving?) under the sea. For those who see Coleus collecting as an adventur...
Product Code: 55628
Solid golden ochre leaves elaborately ruffled around quilted medallion centers-- looks like an absolutely mad basil plant bred on Mars. Upright sturdy habit; one of the very few ochre yellow color types holding up well in winter windows. Certainly more chill tolerant than most of the gold/ochre leaved hybrids.
Product Code: 50564
Yet more drama from Frieling: A big dark tower of wide thick substanced deep chocolate velour leaves (closely packed like a stack of shingles) widely flared with violet veins and with dramatic ginseng green cut margin. So far blooms abort (this is a good thing for garden designers); seems to tolerate fall chill far bet...
Product Code: 23758
A more highly toned 'Schizophrenia' with dustings of ocher and red at the center of the leaf fading to pale violets, rose read, and wheat white at the tips--all with random deep maroon dustings. Needs full sun to achieve effect.
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Product Code: 51772
Very current appeal with petite foliaged self branching selection perfect in many usese. Tight buns of diamond shaped wildly lobed mini leaves of blush pink shading to rose, banded chocolate and champagne. Ever so darling.
Product Code: 55660
Modestly statured upright habit with mahogany purple dragon leaves beautifuly outlined in avacado margined scallops, repeated with lime encircled central raised medalion. Very reliable; always popular sturdy grower (even though not very black!) whether used in bedding, urns, or a windowsill pot.One of the reliable ones...
Product Code: 49464
This vigorous progeny of 'David' has been reselected from a sport with slashes of maroon, parchment pale lilac and even cantalope & apricot tones on an elaborately lobed leaf held on long elegant petiole to give a lacy fluttery effect. This Frieling hybrid successfully brings other nearby colors together and the ex...
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Product Code: 66763
Very wide shimmery rose/maroon/scarlet leaves of rich texture; olive tipped crennated edges. Very wide damask red leaves dappled violet & crimson; congested habit, strong substance and a wide habit: absolutely gorgeous and remarkably tolerant of early fall chill.
Product Code: 55510
Doug Lohman selection with bright yellow & ochre sabre leaves tufted over fasciating stems resembling wide ribbons, then wild cockscombs as the season progresses. Merely fabulous--but beware that the fasciation start forming in mid to late summer, very seldom earlier. So this is an excellent choice for the Winter g...
Product Code: 55612
"Butterfly Coleus" Lacinate leaves with purples and olives (like a pastel 'Snowflake' with three tiers) on strong central stems making this heirloom hybrid a natural for small standards. Never flashy, always charming, especially when combined with bolder leaved hybrids.
Product Code: 66726
A small statured self branching rounded glory with soft roses, delicate mauves, pinks and avacado with a rusty champague halo. As many order this every year even when unlisted, we re-introduce this lovely hybrid.
Product Code: 55657
Odoriferous succulent leaves, slightly viscous, on tumbling thick stems; attractive curosity--but when leaves are crushed, beware the "Eau de Firehydrant" fragrance. We received this some years ago from Sydney Botanic Gardens via California's Quail Botanical Garden and are amused that this rather modest plant is now be...
Product Code: 55695
Very tiny elaborately lobed mahogany maroon leaves tightly packed on muchbranched short toppling stems. Intensifies the similarly statured 'Purple Duckfoot,' 'Charlie McCarthy,' & 'India Frills' when planted as a group. From Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton, Il. The touchstone by which any new mini must be evaluated. Co...
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Product Code: 58336
Yellow saturated lime tones on dramatically frilled tiny leaves with pale midribs and elaborately fingered margins, with basil and violet designs. Recent Frieling hybrid from the loins of 'Calypso' is small statured (and thus popular in Fairy Garden designs) yet quite vigorous.
Product Code: 49469
So very weird Gothic in appearence: a very naughty Coleus with narrow puckered leaves of jade green with maroon licorice and coppery lime highlights along the slim scaber leaves with tortured cut edges. Excellent for the miniature garden as remains petite while radiating serious attitude. We cannot tell whether this re...
Product Code: 51766
Handsome low habit: tidy self-heading type. Small pale ochre to wasabi green sabre leaves with quite bright white central flames strikingly accented by the row of white gold dots along every margin.While sharing parallel colors, this Frieling hybrid is smaller statured and more wide in habit than the somewhat vertical ...
Product Code: 66721
A sport of 'India Frills' selected by Charles Downer with a very dark dramatic center fingering.
Product Code: 51793
Dainty appearance; tough as nails. Much branched tuffets of closely held unusual vedigris green deeply fingered leaves with purpled rims and blushed veins. Quite lovely, especially as keeps good winter foliage. A most interesting and reliable foliar eyecatcher for any design demanding a touch of pure wasabi green.
Product Code: 55514
Very wide billowy leaves of intense ochre with lower third colored rich crimson as if "dipped"; shared by Doug Ruhren, this candidate for standards has become a basic over the years for bold bedding schemes. Similar to 'Atlas' (which lacks the vivid reddish purples of this hybrid) and hopelessly confused with it in the...
Product Code: 50569
Brilliant carmine leaves slashed with blood burgundy & plum and dashingly accented with a bold rim of acid ochre; a sport of 'Careless Love' selected and reselected by Ken Frieling. Certainly one of the best and most reliable container successes with richly saturated color emphasized by the elegant framing borders....
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Product Code: 53155
Fabulous Frieling hybrid with deeply crennate ruffled saturated creamy yellow leaves with pale maroon highlights & deep burgundy rims--set off by strong eggplant purple stems. Good wide habit; reliable vigor.
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Product Code: 42236
"Optical Illusion Plant" A busy intricate Persian carpet of color sequences of rose, sienna, chartreuse, pink (for starters) on petite deeply lobed (but flat) leaves creating an eye full of movement as the upright globe of busy foliage forms. Not recommended for anyone subject to vertigo.
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Product Code: 54043
Stout short stems engulfed by hemispherical furled scalloped & pinked leaves in rich designs--in full sun these rounded clasping leaves turn near-gold. Very unique distinctive prize from the Downers which never fails to suggest that Edward Scissorshands has been at this with his pinking sheers.
Product Code: 66915
Very wide pastel yellow-lime leaves; central violet & maroon veins (unlike 'The Line' parent) bleed out to suffuse the center with pale violets. Good wide selfbranching habit make this a classic bedding & container performer. Charles Downers' selection has beome a basic over the years.
Product Code: 42331
Rich chartreuse leaves with chocolate traceries & violet veins beautiful on the small wide leaves. Relilable, wide spreading (self-branching) subtle toned favorite--tolerating neglect with grace, and some early fall chill with indiference. Like 'Penny,' enhances the color of any companion planting. Has been in the top ...
Product Code: 59399
Very broad golden yellow leaves of heavy substance on strong stems which reliably self-branch. Good choice for a yellow gold bedder, especially as the leaves seldom discolor as do many yellow types we have trialed over the years. We thank Peter Kopp for this one.