Distinctive desert plant from Mexico. Often called "Mexican Grass Tree." Eastern Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi. Dasylirion form a genus of 18 varieties native to the desert areas of southern USA and Mexico. Dasylirion usually form a single short trunk topped by an almost spherical head of leaves. Mature...
Can be a bit tricky if grown as a houseplant; best procedure is to grow in the garden and treat as an tender perennial. It is also good as an urn plant. Very limited but available for April-May Shipping. The remarkable "Variegated Evening Trumpet" While famous as Scopolamine's source, this fabulous creature merits a pr...
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Large purple speckled cream trumpets held semi-erect thereby revealing the three-tiered fragrant layers: "Double Purple Horn of Plenty" famous as source of Scopolamine. Sometimes listed as D. arborea 'Double Black.' We have this only on a most irregular seasonal basis--check with us to see if seedlings are available. A...
Erect stalks hold an umbrella of foliage topped with rather extraordinary upfacing three-tiered lemon gold "Horn of Plenty" trumpets; source of scopolamine. Also D. chlorantha; probably correct as D. atraemonium plena.
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"White Rabbit Foot." The arched, vigorous foot is covered with pure white hairs-- very furry. The fronds are lacy and deep, rich green. "Humata" is the true genus name, but we double referenced it because it looks so much like a Davallia and sometimes appears as such in the wholesale trade. Excellent as a pot plant, ou...
Larger form of rabbit foot fern. Leaves are larger and heavier than the Davallia trichomanoides. Eventually makes a good basket. This may take a longer time to ship, because it is not too common. Inquire.
The Standard brown rabbit foot fern. Sometimes called "Squirrel Foot." Foliage is finely highly divided and light to medium green--typically larger than its showier cousin, Humata tyermanii. See Thumbnails.
Also, very hardy in our climate. Excellently densely foliaged "Sheffield Mum" with beguiling single soft pink single flowers during late fall--and thus often grown in the hobby greenhouse in northern climes. Very winter hardy and pest free in our climate.
Short branching stems present the lovely "Quill Petaled Chrysanthemum" blossoms rather late in the fall; the name of this old heirloom can mislead as the odd tubular petals do fade to a pale pink. Conservatory plant in the north.
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Shamelessly dramatic "Cascade Mum" for brilliant late Fall displays with much terminal branching to present the cluster of scarlet red flowers, each with a showy bronzy yellow center. Very vigorous--loved by topiary and bonsai fanciers. While winter hardy outdoors here, the very late blooming date deems this a potplant...
"Blue Flax Lily" Elegant fans of thin leathery lance leaves brilliantly striped gold; clear blue flowerss followed by berries of birdsegg blue; this New South Wales "Paroo Lily" performs well as a houseplant; though cats will attempt to consume it. Most successfully grown like "New Zealand Flax" with bright cool (not f...
Unidentified stoloniferous species with erect arched leaves striped and margined with brilliant white. Slim wands hold nodding lilac blossoms. Striking specimen for full light. Does not closely clump like D. caerulea (perhaps D. tasmanica?). Does well as an indoor house plant.
Handsome "Brazilian Plume" produces many flower heads which resemble miniature "King's Crown" clusters. Upright Justicia like stems support outarching lateral branches with pairs of soft leaves over which strings of bubble gum pink cushions sit.
Popular slightly scented "Pinks" of blackish maroon with a white underpetal giving a picotee effect--perfect for the black garden. Winter in a cold frame in northern climes. Excellent winter greenhouse subject as well. Not usually hardy outdoors in our Z6 climate.
Excellent trailing cascading vine with slim stems covered with small hoof (Ginkgo?) shaped shimmery silver leaves; also useful outdoors, as is perfect as a quick (but tropical) prostrate groundcover in rockeries, or between stepping stones. A fabulous silver accent for any red or purple foliaged plant; an excellent foi...
This is definitely a "Propagate to Order" plant. It is slow to root and we usually take the cutting only after the order comes in to us. Be prepared to wait, possibly, if you order this. Tall bamboo mimic stalks from which arch pagodesque stems cloaked with glossy deep green, slightly patterned waxy leaves and beautifu...
"Blue Ginger" Heads of dark electric-blue flowers top tall, jointed stems with glossy heavy leaves faintly banded silver & toned purplish-blue beneath. Brazilian native of easy culture. This and its name arrived here from Longwood Gardens many years ago. The amount of coloration on the foliage depends strongly on level...
Handsome Carex cousin with tidy grassy tufts accented by slim tight clusters of elegant stems topped with star shaped bracts of clear white modulating to green tips. This beautiful "Star Grass" prefers semi-aquatic culture. "White Top Sedge"
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The majestic "Tasmanian Treefern" needs cool (subtropic) very humid conditions to form its canopy of impressive outreaching deep green heavily textured fronds, with their network of straw toned veins, crowning the fibrous, wooly trunk. Avoid excessive heat during the winter.
Cupped oval gray leaves, richly velvety haired surfaces giving a silvery tone, on low arching stems; showy brick-red two lipped rust orange designed blossoms in "King's Crown" heads appear during winter. From Uruguay (and thus tolerant of considerable chill), where this is known as the "Hummingbird Plant," this undeman...
"Dumbcane" Very thick trunk supports strong wide leaves with creamy white lateral veins. Sturdy large plants. Even though once easily aquired, usually only the cold sensitive 'Snow Queen' cultivar is available in the nursery trade currently; thus we recommend this species form because it tolerates cooler temps than mos...
Central cream veins accent the creamy ocher leaf with its occasional forest green blotches; darker shading at margins dramatically accented by a showy ivory rim. One could call this dwarf statured "Margined Dumbcane" more variegated than patterned. Petite enough to include in a large wardian case design.
Pointed leaf has bold white midrib and almost randomly scattered creamy dots; the leaf stalks (as well as the striated trunks) are ivory white and thus quite popular in Asia as considered to denote "bringer of good luck." Perhaps identical to 'Sao Antonia' in the Philippine trade. For the collector of seldom available ...
"Golden Dumbcane". This old favorite has beautiful chartreuse leaves accented by green midribs and borders--be sure to avoid any chill. Antique one we actually originally purchased at the famous Roehrs greenhouses in Rutherford New Jersey back in historical times!
Beautiful & strong growing "African Iris"; Two foot fans with white fls marked yellow, style crests blue patterned. Strong short rhizomes (thus Dietes, as Moraeas are cormus in the current state of taxonomy for this confused batch of Irids--the plants are not confused, only the taxonomists)--the rhizomes hold the decor...
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Moisture loving "Venus' Flytrap" does best in a terrarium if not situated in a Carolina bog. This selected meristemmed form flaunts unusually large, wide traps with most of the marginal hairs fused. Distinctive.
"Propeller Vine" Propeller-shaped pairs of attractive gray- green leaves on soft swollen pendant (or climbing if it can find something to twine around) stems make this a great basket subject--extremely popular twining about on open wire topiary frams. Bizarre little clusters of urn shaped blimp blossoms sometimes appea...
Similar habit to D. albida; but the fat glaucous leaves, always in pairs, are more diamond shaped. A collection from Nanning, China introduced by Plant It Herbs initially.
Little rounded fleshy leaves of bright (nearly glossy) basil green on slim meandering stems, making this a natural on mossed topicary; pouchy cream blooms in tiny clusters. Smaller statured than the other species offered here (not very "maximum" in actual stature!)... and very in demand for succulent wreaths as only fo...
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Available again for 2008. Succulent fat green button leaves, each margined in rich ivory, are closely paired on the surface stems which shallowly root on any epiphytic mix or cork bark or treefern plaque. We have seen these growing in hanging baskets also with great effect. One of our favorite plants. These "Owl Eyes" ...