"Natal Gardenia" glossy narrow crimped leaves; fragrant spicy "Pinwheel" blossoms irregularly produced. Same odd angular boxy habit of G. thumbergii (the stems are at right angles mostly), but a different flower scent and odd orange fruit. This African native is used extensively for bonsai in Asia.
Also known as "Aimee Gardenia" with dark green crinkly leaves with broad parchment toned central variegarion sometimes further enhanced with a central flame of emerald green. Lovely white flowers; vigorous wide shrub. The original name is "Aimee Yoshioka" and is named for the sister of Paul Yoshioka (one of our custome...
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Cultivar of "Cape Jasmine" selected for tolerance of cooler winters than the species. Quite prolific blooming with many fragrant single flowers reaching a peak in early summer.
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Very striking "Margined Gardenia" with broad glossy leaves margined a rich ivory yellow fading to white on woody upright stem presenting quite fragrant single white blossom. This is much prized by collectors--bright light and good humidity.
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"Dwarf Gardenia" Low shrub with tidy glossy dark green leaves paired on much-branched stems to beautifully frame lovely fragrant double white blooms; unlike florist types, this produces a few fls at a time, but throughout the year. Easy as a windowsill potplant; excellent as a low statured bonsai subject developing exc...
Marvelous "Margined Mini Gardenia" Low petite shrub, which prefers a cool winter location, aflutter with pairs of small narrow waxy leaves, each boldly bordered waxy ivory white; lovely hauntingly fragrant white rose shaped blossoms. If grown indoors, we suggest you place on a pebble tray to maintain constant humidity ...
A look-a-like for Gardenia 'Mystery.' Double white large fragrant blossoms produced seasonally; always the florist's favorite, thus in the clan generally called "Corsage Grandiflora" growing to be a stout shrub with rich glossy green quilted foliage. Asian herb for perfume oils; for also treating colds & coughs! If loc...
Double white large fragrant fls; florist's favorite, thus the "Corsage Grandiflora" growing to be a stout shrub with rich glossy green quilted foliage. Asian herb for perfume oils; for also treating colds & coughs! If located in a low humidity situation the flower buds will drop before opening; in fact, any major chang...
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"Gill-Over-the-Ground" Small creeping mint with pert pairs of fuzzy kidney shaped leaves & tiny flowers. This clone of "Ground Ivy" or "Alehoof" has bright white margins on each leaf. Green reversions can be invasive; do NOT allow reversions to proliferate (even if American Indians used it for medicinal purposes). Also...
Stout rosy magenta stems with G. perennis type foliage topped by wide slipper flowers flaring into a bell of rich magenta with spotted throat, somewhat fragrant. Batcheller hybrid. Dormancy cycles seem somewhat random over the years--constant warmth can nearly eliminate the cycle but may reduce the vigor of the plant.
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Formerly Seemannia latifolia. "Christmas Slippers" This is a select evergreen clone with narrow felted dark leaves closely ranked, nearly obscuring the stiff cascading stems; topped with many red-orange slim guppy-mouthed blossoms during the winter months. Excellent houseplant; even when not in bloom the attractive fol...
"Parrot Beak Plant" Woody stems with small attractively lobed leaves and terminal pendulous racemes of showy overlapping bracts and yellowish blossoms. Excellent container plant; try as a tropical bosai. A Genus from India on through the Philippines. Availability can be spotty--best to check before ordering as we do no...
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"Caricature Plant" Elegant polished purpled-green leaves with pink and creamy-white centers; interesting small crimson flowers in delicate sprays. Typically featured in Australian plant books as Graptophyllum 'Bronze Variegata.' Newly popular along with its Pseuderanthemum kith & kin as an outdoor summer container subj...
A highly colored cultivar of "Caricature Plant" with shocking pink colored midrib; while traditionally a dramatic foliar subject for hobby greenhouse or the indoor plant room, now a new star in outdoor urns as container gardeners become more daring in their designs. Sensitive to chill--but does easily resprout foliage ...
"Ceylon Plant" Choice miniature of low habit with dark green laquered leaves pewter veined and ribbed white. A treasure from Shri Lanka considerably smaller than its Latin name. plant available irregularly but worth the effort. Can be very good for terrariums and dish gardens.
"Velvet Plant" Erect thick somewhat succulent stems (seldom branching, thus solitary) studded with large soft leaves with rich purple plush hairs if given very bright light; thus called also the "Purple Passion Tree." Resents summer heat; yet also intolerant of winter chill; thus, best grown in a warm winter greenhouse...
This is the true form of the Gynura bicolor. Quite a nice plant. This prostrate collection of the "Velour Passion Plant" has short stems with closely spaced deeply cut felted leaves marked with darker chocolate purple veins. Avoid extremes of summer heat; guard against slug appetites.
Prostrate stems with deep velour leaves, purple beneath, from swollen root surface; Underated species from the Molluccas excellent in wintertime greenhouse baskets; equally at home cascading from windowboxes or urns in your summertime outdoor plantings. As eager and willing to grow and impress as aurantiaca is willing ...
The marginal variegation of this "Purple Passion" selection emerges a glaucous pink in bright cool locations, hardening to a paler cream (with a violet hue) than the similar clone known as 'aureo-variegata.' Limited during warmer part of the year as is difficult to produce then. One of the more dramatic variegated vine...
"Purple Passion Vine" Succulent jagged leaves carpeted with rich purple hair on gracefully arching or (if given a mossed pole) clambering stems; All the sarmentosas need full sun and reliable air movement to perform well..
Select small evergreen bulb, a close cousin of the more familiar "Agentine Rain Lily" with clear magenta petals fading to a delicate lilac-purple. Now considered H. estensis by some. Evergreen waxy strap foliage is evergreen when situated in the conservatory/greenhouse; best to bind the succulent roots in a shallow pot...
Ciliate-margined evergreen leaves with downy leaf surfaces; "White Paint Brush" flowers presented on top of short thick stems, mid winter. Some sources relegate this to just H. albiflos, yet we find this to be easier to grow and to bloom, more attractively foliaged, and slightly more compact than the species form; This...
Available once again. Many of our customers have enjoyed this in terrariums. "Jewel Orchid" Black leaves veined in coral; fragrant cream elaborate mini-orchid blossoms with pinkish bracts. Best in humid terrarium environments, yet we have observed beautiful old specimens grown on indoor windowsills and splendidly color...
The ebony leaf "Jewel Orchid"--pale scarlet midrib on licorice black or very dark leaves. A special fabulous addition to any terrarium design; but truely "black" when grown in a lite garden site.
South African "Tree Fuchsia" in Snapdragon family--glossy deep green leaved low shrub with tubular orange fuchsia mimic blossoms over a long period, then edible black berries clustering along the stems. This popular "African Honeysuckle" is good in a cool window, is excellent for a cool greenhouse. And: seems to be pas...
Very thick recurved hard surfaced silver gray leaves, quite ornately edged form a nearly hemispherical to spherical outline. Must have full sun and reliably moving air to achieve and maintain this otherworldly color. In demand--inquire first; we will prepare a division for you upon receiving your order.
Well-known white-margined "Algerian Ivy" with showy large statured foliage.
"Milky Way [Algerian] Ivy" Large glossy leaves barely lobed and richly splotched and speckled with gold green and ochre-- lovely against the rosy toned stems. Beautiful groundcover in milder climates or dramatic in a large hanging basket or urn. Unsurpassed for subtle foliar beauty combined with ease of culture and thu...
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A cultivar of this thickly-substanced "Persian Ivy," native from the Caucasus to Iran, with beautiful yellow ochre leaf centers turning saffron during cool winters as the green borders become a chocolate purple tone; spicy aromatic foliage. Known in England as 'Paddy's Pride'. Hardy outdoors here if given a very shelte...
An abbreviated birdsfoot ivy. Develops an amethyst chocolate tone if in winter chill, slightly more glossy than and more fingered than the similar 'Willie.' A natural for terrariums and mossed topiary.