"Mickey-Mouse Plant" Serrulated leathery leaves on woody stems with odd flowers followed by remarkable bright red sepals framing large "Bird's Eye" blackberry-like fruit. Marvelous African species appealing to the child in all of us--works best as a greenhouse subject. Flowers must be pollinated in order to form the fa...
Columnar type of basil with distinct bluish tinge on the deep green white rimmed leaves.
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Tropical "Firespike Bush"--strong stalks with rich green, somewhat corrugated foliage topped with bright red-scarlet tubular "Cardinal's Guard" flowers, usually in winter. Best pruned severely after flowering periods as can become a major jungle left on its own, easily reaching six feet or more if given free root run.
"Silver Mist Lilyturf" with short narrow strap leaves richly lined in cream-white, pink tinted in high light. Rare because is slow to offset; considered at least Z7 hardy. Evidentally same as `Folius Albo-striatus.' Fabulous container subject.
"Basket Grass" Pink, green, and white-striped leaves; trailing stems create a traditionally favorite hanging basket. Easy old favorite possibly more correct as O. africanus vittatus.While traditionally a house and greenhouse subject, this is quite wonderful added to urns and windowboxes for the summer displays as it is...
"Copper Swirls" Beautiful low statured Bromeliad with soft recurved soft-toothed frosted leaves flushed soft pinkish copper; tiny white flowers tucked in at the eye of the birdsnest like central whorl. Not very demanding if grown in Orchid mix, but way spectacular.
Erect compact columns of ornately recurved toothed leaves brightly striped creamy-yellow. Very beautiful pot subject.
Beautiful "Copper Swirls" hybrid: small clumping arched rosettes of many softly toothed overlapping rosy bronze leaves. A bromeliad small enough to be a good terrarium subject. This is an intergeneric hybrid not often found in collections.
"Sweet Olive" Leathery-leaved shrub; clusters of small white flowers emit a delightful rare fragrance "blending jasmine, ripe apricots & gardenia" used in China to scent tea. Himalayan native's leaf edges burn if humidity insufficient or if watered with a source high in salts or a watersoftener. Not a houseplant unless...
Broad regular cream margins on holly-mimic leaves--very popular as an indoor Christmas houseplant. This fragrant-flowering species is listed as O. ilicifolius in many books. Please give us some lead time on this plant, as we propagate per order.
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"Firefern" Branched wiry purple stems hold whorls of reddish maroon leaflets and nearly everblooming yellow flowers. Excellent windowsill subject; typically growing better in the window or under lights than in the greenhouse. Beautiful centerpiece in any terrarium. Do not overpot nor overwater.
Short compact habit: from corms emerge hairy-margined "Trefoil" leaves. Wonderful rich lilac purple flowers for winter color (very very dormant during the summer). We prefer to ship this early fall just as the foliage starts to emerge; if you must receive this in the spring, please do not call us saying that there are ...
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"Gold Veined Oxalis" Low habit of soft "Shamrock" mimic leaves with yellow retriculation; pink flowers profusely produced in spring. Tends to go dormant in Southern (and even Midwerstern) summer heat. Loves the late winter conditions of your greenhouse or sunny southern windowsill. The dormant bulblets are odd little w...
Also Known as Oxalis tetraphylla speciosa. The "Iron Cross Oxalis" sports wide maroon zones on the felty leaves held aloft on quite long petioles--situate so that winds will not break these long stems; lovely rose-pink flowers easily produced with good sun, well drained soil and organic fertilizer. Remember that the pe...
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Extraordinary dark glowing maroon leaves cascade from the central bundle of buried bublets--altho bulbous this easily grown species remains evergreen with sufficient heat & light with cycles of lilac flower clusters blooming throughout the seasons. Perfect choice for those not comfortable with the dormant cycles of the...
"Bermuda Buttercup" South African species with long lived thickened roots and scaly bulbs; with winter foliage come the showy showers of yellow blossoms. This is absolutely summer dormant and will rot if kept too moist during this period.
Obtriangular leaves are most attractive, plus nearly everblooming white flower clusters recommend this as the best Oxalis for the house--the Victorian's favorite. More than likely that rugged soul your grandmother grew in a clay filled coffee can in her sunny kitchen window. Fabulous as a hanging basket display in your...
Incredible "Red Velvet Shamrock"--a striking selection with handsome dusky glowing purple foliage with a central vivid violet flame on each triangular leaflet; low statured mound topped with many delicately toned lilac fls. A knockout with a distinct winter dormancy cycle (unlike the species) if allowed to dry out or t...
A splendid "Silver Oxalis" sport from Dorothy Chao with splendidly large obtriangular leaves a glaucous milky green--most distinctive pewter hue beautifully complemented by clusters of palest lilac pink blossoms produced with abandon. Subtle power. Tends to catch the eye no matter how it is situated.
This is now listed as a Prop-To_Order item because it may disappear from the market soon. We will try to keep it in stock. Remarkable unidentified collection from the mountain sides of Rio with erect wiry stems topped with thick diamond boat-shaped leaves, in threes, each with shimmering silvery dreamy central variegat...
"Summer Shamrock" Reliably evergreen species with low, soft green fleshy leaves mounding over short succulent stalks which emerge from thick underground tubers; clusters of small white flowers reach their height during summer. Traditional Victorian favorite as a year 'round pot plant demanding full sun to flourish--now...
Free-blooming "Old Fashioned Pink Shamrock" grandma grew on her windowsill with its seemingly endless clusters of bright rosy flowers, veined red, over the shamrock foliage. Thick tubers give rise to many succulent stalks--indestructable, does not go dormant unless you forget to water it for a month or so.
Striking copper-pink leaves thickly overlapping on the strong succulent stems, which gradually arch over under the weight of the fabulously hued foliage; rare "Copper Velvet Shamrock" This variety does not have tubers, but is a vining subject, a traditional houseplant, with masses of cheerful yellow blossoms reaching t...
An unusually dark leaved form of the species, seemingly the same as 'Bonfire' and other purple red clones such as 'Maroon Beauty' with yellow blossoms occasionally revealing red veining in the winter sun. Has had many many many names over the years.
"Red Velvet Oxalis" Traditional hanging basket subject with arching succulent red stems covered with copper-maroon leaves and almost constant yellow flowers, although at the height of bloom late winter. This variety does not have tubers, but is a vining subject and good for hanging baskets. Try as summer bedding plant ...
"Honduran Sorrel" Flecked leaves emerge from central small corms (similar habit to regnellii) eventually followed by short sralks presenting clusters of pale violet blossoms. We thank Peter Borchard for this unidentified sweetheart.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Tripartate pale green leaves line the woody wire stem; with bright light this unidentified yellow flowered Brazilian species is everblooming. A favorite with bonsai fanciers; outstanding performer under lights and in large terrariums--but does require patience, as grows very slowly, very deliberat...
Summer-dormant "Grand Duchess Oxalis" produces pendant mound of soft clover leaves with large silky flowers of lavender--this needs very bright winter light to produce the showy blossoms. We prefer to ship this late summer just before the foliage emerges after summer dormancy cycle. This prima donna requires at least a...
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