Unusual swollen trunks topped w/ attractive palmate foliage make this a popular container subject; planted out, the "Malabar Chestnut" is a large tropical tree producing showy pink shavings brush fls followed by a fruit with edible seeds.
"Lollipop Plant" Large golden bracts resemble candles. This handsome plant needs full sun and strong nutrients to set buds. This traditional winter greenhouse flowering cousin of the Justicia tribe is newly popular for its bright straw blond bracts in summer urns, bedding, and windowboxes.
Stalked umbles of wide rich green leaves richly zoned with soft ocher feathering, topped by thick cones of white flowers, then purpled berries. Handsome giant sized spiderwort of easy greenhouse culture, and a reliable performer as a houseplant with sufficient light and ambient humidity. A truely fabulous creature with...
Blue and Gold Screw Pine. One of the most unusual houseplants that also is a good grower and a source of color. This slightly spirally tropical plant has blue-green leaves with gold stiping down the center of each leaf. Unlike some other species of Pandanus it does not have the spines along the edges of the leaf. We ar...
"Pigmy Screwpine" Super plant for indoor bonsai. These are already showing some stilt roots. Branched heads [polycephalus] of arched toothed narrow [graminifolius] leaf blades on sculpturesque angular trunks with multiple stilts. Small-statured. Real one--slow growing enough to remain a rarity always. We have some grea...
Strikingly beautiful "Margined Bower Plant" Clusters of fragrant jasmine scented pink trumpet flowers against glossy deep green pinnate leaves, each (of the five to nine) brightly margined ivory white. A strong performer as a windowsill vine easily trained on a small trellis; an outstanding performer in appearance and ...
One of the most beautiful of all of the "Lady Slipper" orchids. This plant has great spotted foliage and wonderful flowers with a range of colors. We have several color forms, all with the great spotted foliage types. Take a look at the photos. Since Phalaenopsis seem to be at every store now with imports coming in the...
Fragrant 4" flowers of pink with purple, white & blue. Old hyb formerly known as 'pfordtii,' the "Orchid Passionflower" which retains winter foliage.
Called "Guate-Guate" in Panama, this vigorous vine has lovely winged leaves like petite boomerangs and pairs of white blossoms with vanilla-mauve corona filaments.
Beautiful large flowered blue passion flowers hybridized from the caerulea group.
Deeply lobed fingered foliage upstaged by "White Passionflower" blooms prolifically produced; the overlay of lavender blue sometimes shows more clearly. considered very cold hardy. Root hardy in our Z6b
Beautiful small vine originally collected by MacDougal in pine forests of Honduras & Guatemala; patterned small three lobed leaves beautifully complement the bright small yellow flowers, so freely produced & beloved of hummingbirds. Good reputation for blooming on the sunny windowsill.
Sold Out probably until Spring 2013."Bat Wing Passion Flower" Silver mottled, angled, wing-like waxy leaves overshadow the subtle small green & chocolate blossoms; unique, easy vine as a houseplant or greenhouse subject grown essentially for the beautiful foliage. Usually we propagate this upon receiving your order...
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"Watermelon Leaf" with elongated deep purple-green oval leaves with striking straw colored nearly parallel veins giving a striped effect. Small statured, thus a perfect houseplant or light gardening subject. Please check for availability before ordering this dimunitive species.
"Hardy Passion Flower" Native with yellow edible fruit following the astoundingly beautiful pale lavender flowers with elaborately fringed pink-purple coronas. Please remember that this emerges from the ground very late in the spring unless situated in a warm courtyard: the local name of "Maypop" accurately refers to i...
Hybrid of P. incarnata x P. cincinnata. Many large deep rich purple flowers some 6" across with considerable fragrance; with purple stripes on the corona filliments. The green fruit is deemed edible. We have never noted any winter growth; vigorous grower with a good reputation for outdoor hardiness even up into norther...
Strong vine with readily produced dramatic blossoms a deep raspberry maroon red with lovely white filaments. Attractive lobed foliage; this hybrid of coccinea with caerulea gives good positive feedback to the beginner.
NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FALL. "Granadilla" Large square stems carry large red, white and purple flowers followed by edible yellow-green pulpy fruit. But these beautiful blossoms will need considerable exposure to nature in order to become pollinated, then add warm soil and full sun. We have had fruit produced by vines esca...
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Hybrid of subpeltata with buonapartea with seed parent's beautiful lime lined foliage; mauve banded white flowers; pale yellow fruit. A delicate appearance.
"Passion Plums" Teardrop leaves shield delicate fringed flowers followed by decorative bright blue pearl-sized fruit. Ramps about freely forming extended corky barked vines. We formerly offered this incorrectly as P. malaforma ligularis [hort].
"Grape Leaf Passionflower" Lobed, toothed leaves foil richly scented vermilion flowers with scarlet corona. Fragrant fruit. A vigorous vine easily producing showy scarlet fls among the papery foliage. Superior in flower & ease of culture to P. coccinea in northern greenhouses.
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"Fairy Hibiscus" Small-statured South American shrublet with small haired hastate leaves and many lovely mallow flowers of delicate tissue pink with a scarlet eye--if not warm and sunny, will form cleistogamous flowers in winter. Excellent in cool window or potted under lights. Becoming popular as a summertime patio co...
Seldom available shrubby Hibiscus cousin with attractive oblong leaves and lemon yellow flowers with elaborate bracts; best blooms are achieved in a greenhouse environment during the winter up north; while also a distinctive addition to summertime urns and tropical beds..While not really a solo act, will swell the chor...
The "Seashells Devil's Backbone" upright zigzagged stems are ranked with extremely concave (cupped) leaves like tiny turtle shells edged white ivory. Very erect and determinably slow growing. Odd.
"Marbled Devil's Backbone" The zig-zag stems are richly marbled ivory-cream; the same vigorous growth rate and the same "Red Bird" bill-shaped red inflorescence of the species--remember that these flower buds form most reliably if the plant is kept cool (not freezing, please) and relatively dry throughout the fall.
Very choice miniature: the tiny leathery black-green leaves tightly line the congested shiny stems in two stiff rows; outstanding, handsome houseplant; Venezuelan form shown to great advantage in a small bonsai pot and most valuable to give a very compact upright accent in a dish garden design. We intend to have suffic...
"Boatleaved Devil's Backbone" Arched zig-zagging stems sport cupped, creamy ochre-edged reduced leaves (leaves thicker and much smaller than 'Variegata' clone); small-statured rarely available variety from Brazil--we have never observed any flowering. Self branches to form a very strong visual presence.
"Marbled Devil's Backbone" Wonderful introduction from Thailand, this clone not only has strongly striped zig zag stems, but heavily textured ivory leaves splashed and marbled with intense deep green. We hope to keep up with the demand this season--it was astoundingly sought after for the past several seasons.
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
Dramatically lobed leaves with white frosted edges: a new take on the strongly "Citronella" scented snowflake foliage often promoted as an insect deterrent. The foliage emerges pinkish in cool full lite. Agristart intro of this crispum hybrid.