"Fame Flower" or "Jewels of Opar" Slender erect stems bear obovate ivory-margined fleshy leaves; terminal pinkish-red flowers followed by berries create a haze of color much prized by designers. A Caribbean native, so avoid winter chills. A wonderful addition to any outdoor container, windowbox, even bedding as the cle...
Marvelous "Golden Fame Flower" selection made at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio with bright chartreuse-gold foliage creating a very striking contrast with the misty clusters of carmine flowers. This is now quite popular as an outdoor summer bedding subject--to see a sweep of these at Kingwood Center is a true desig...
The South African "Cape Honeysuckle," a bushy scandent shrub with attrractive dark pinnate foliage and showy upfaced terminal clusters of brilliantly scarlet trumpet/funnel flowers which appear on new growth in abundance late summer, much to the delight of hmmingbirds. While this Mozambique showoff does perform best ou...
"Button Ball Fern" Upright rhizomes with gracefully arching tripinnate fronds (triangular in overall outline) with a series on rounded button-like bulbils along the top of the central midrib. Caribbean tolerant of indoor conditions. A fern no child can resist and most impressive a a central focus in a wardian case desi...
Very succulent distant relative of the common Swedish Ivy , while a close cousin of Thorncroftia and the Iboza. This upright woody plant with dramatic felted foliage is for the house plant collector as well as the succulent plant grower. Even pleases the grower of aromatic plants.
"Chestnut Vine" or "Lizard Plant": Fianranatosa. Enormous fleshy digitate leaves emerge with a cinnamon toned tawny wool supported on fleshy reddish ropelike stems. Handsome Laotian grape vine for the brave of heart. This is large and quickly gets very much larger. An excellent way to start your collection of Laotian n...
Impressive "Tree Germander" Mediteranean easily shaped shrubs of silvery-gray foliage beautiful with the blue winter flowers, not produced in the north unless protected. Foliage prized in mixed summer containers; but traditionally a basic subject as a staked topiary standard--just stake a central stem, and pinch and pr...
Dramatic aquatic with leathery oval leaves held in fans over the red stems--all covered with white powder; stalks of soft violet blossoms soon followed by strikingly attractive clusters of purple black seeds. Native to S. Carolina on thru Texas--but don't freeze roots--and seen here at our nursery as that massive clump...
"Mint Oak" Tidy woody stems hold pelted succulent oak-shaped leaves with delicate mint fragrance; purple flowers appear on seasonal spikes. Eventually develops a gnarled woody base beloved by bonsai fanciers. Treat as you would its Iboza cousins.
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Shrubby vining Kenyan species with beautiful glossy leaves and racemes of electric blue (with a hint of violet) trumpet blossoms with yellow throats; best kept in a warm greenhouse during the winter so can start its big display early on. We've grown many "Clockvine" species, and this remains the most impressive flower-...
"Sky Flower" Blue-violet trumpet fls with lemon throats on erect woody stems; West African "King's Mantle." A winter bloomer in the greenhouse for us.
Attractive reliable shrubby "Picottee King's Mantle" with lavender blue trumpet shaped blossoms edged in white and throated yellow. Height of blooming in midwinter for us, although not exclusively. Foliage always beautifully maintained.
Attractive Indian vine with sculptural leaf pairs and quite showy large funnel shaped blossoms of pure angelic white--beautiful even though it usually insists on producing these flowers up in the greenhouse rafters. The "Angel Wings" vine becomes woody with time. This constitutes a long term project as you will need to...
The rarely offered "Bengal Clock Vine" selection with large white trumpet shaped blossoms in elegant clusters; Indian native "Sky Flower" a clambering shrub developing woody stem with age.
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Remarkable "Banded Bengal Trupet" shared by David Biggar with showy broad creamy white borders on each dramatic leaf; same blue violet trumpet flowers as the species form of this most favorite of conservatory vines. We have considerably reduced the original price because this is far easier to grow than we anticipated--...
An excellent form of the felt foliaged "Princess Tree" with amazing amounts of showy blue flowers--very easy to bloom in containers, thus very popular for patio & conservatory. A favorite subject for standards as is easily pruned and staked.
Collected from the hillside of Roberto Burle Marx's nursery, the woody "Rio Pincess Tree" produces pairs of large dramatic deeply veined furred leaves & terminal clusters of rich purple blossoms with white centers fading to rose. Demands plenty of space, bright light, and air movement--but can survive more neglect than...
This variegated Tibouchina is a great dwarf for the home and is short enough to bloom and grow in a grow-light garden. Grow is with your African Violets or other light gardening subjects. Blooms easily with terminal panicles of irridescent lavender flowers and tends to maintain a horizontal habit with silvery leaves a...
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"Sao Paulo Air Plant" Rock dwelling sea-spray species with short curved silvery-scurfted leaves forming thick scandent strands; pink and white flowers. Mount; don't pot.
We have these in stock now and we have a lower price! Thanks. A new cultivar of the fabulous "Pink Quill." This variety has yellow to cream marginal ribbon stripes down the outarched narrow leathery leaves. Eventually clusters to form a remarkable mound of variegated glory. Extremely rare, extremely choice. Yet easy to...
Highly colored version of the popular cyanea--attractive small tuffets of deeply arched deep green leathery slim leaves (like a very friendly hedgehog) from which arise the dramatic wide violet pink "Pink Feather" comb of bracts along which emerge, over a period of time, the cute blue (cyane) blossoms. Unlike most spec...
We have these in stock now and we have a lower price! Thanks. A remarkable cultivar of the already fabulous "Pink Quill." This variety has yellow to cream central ribbon stripes down the outarched narrow leathery leaves. Gradually clusters to form a remarkable striped hemisphere. Extremely rare, extremely choice. Yet e...
One of the larger species. Like a small grey Vriesea.
A natural hybrid recently described by Werner Rauh. Very attractive silvery-gray felted succulent leaves are rigidly clasped onto an upright nearly woody stem. We thank Ann Harris for providing all of us with a great new Bromeliad named for her husband.
"Blushing Bride" Clustering silver-scaled & haired air plant blushing completely rouge when ready to open its blue blossoms; the basal offsets of this "Sky Plant" eventually form a sphere. Easy as long as you are not tempted to pot this terminally cute epiphyte; loves a good misting if not in the humidity of a greenhou...
"Wiskbroom Air Plant" Many compact rushlike leaves held in a upright rosette; the coppery deep green leaves of this selection from Ann Harris reach 12"; the bracts of the inflorescence are bright red, the petals bluish purple.
Dainty small species with many threadlike leaves, each covered with glittery silver scales, forming a dense feathery rosette from which peep violet flower petals. Different forms share this name. Mount on wood and mist regularly. We send divisions in dry moss--but do not advise you keep this in the moss. Do not pot thi...
"Spanish Moss" Silvery-gray threaded masses of tiny plantlets in dramatic garland famous in subtropical and tropical America for their eventual effect on draped trees; yet the perfect houseplant for compulsive mister-ers. Not collected--this is a bright silvery clone from Guatamala (and thus not needing the chill winte...
Drama from Honduras: Open urns of very rich green high gloss strap leaves with (mainly central) bright white stripes; the modest blossoms are a faded green. Very showy semi-terrestial, so grow in bark for best results. Vriesia look alike.
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"Piggy Back Plant" Fresh green, hairy, lobed leaves sometimes with richly yellow-flecked surfaces grow plantlets on the tops of the leaf base. Likes a cool spot with good humidity.