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Urena Lobata [Procumbens] Rose Newman
Stock Number: 66780
This small shrub collection from China shared with us by Robert Newman (and named for his mother) of a quite special member of the "Asian Snowflake Mallows" sports very beautiful lobed leaves of pale ochre dramatically banded in dark green; demure lilac mini-hibiscus blossoms line the stems early winter. Thus a good wi...
$5.25
Vanilla Planifolia [Fragrans]
Stock Number: 40957
Always popular vine. Wide leathery waxy leaves line the thick vining stems; important commercial "Vanilla Orchid" source of the vanilla bean--the yellow-green flowers are hard to produce with inadequate light, considerable heat, and considerable patience. Sent as generous unrooted cttings in dry moss. If you wish us to...
$15.00
Vanilla Planifolia [Fragrans] Variegata
Stock Number: 40959
Irregular bands of green-gold throughout each glossy succulent leaf closely held to the succulent scandent stems. A most beautiful & vigorous conversation piece of easy house culture--especially if given a moss stuffed pole to gradually climb so that the foliage can be encouraged to create a shingle effect. Handsome bu...
$12.50
Vellozia [Talbotia] Elegans
Stock Number: 40968
Short branching mounds of bright glossy keeled leaves of rich green and delicate papery nodding Amaryllis mimic small blossoms white yet toned pink and green. This marvelous native of the Natal becomes an evergreen gem, exquisite in a Wardian Case design. In European reference books it is sometimes called Talbotia eleg...
$15.00
Veltheimia Capensis
Stock Number: 65630
Premire among the showier, easily grown winter flowered bulbs, often overlapping the Clivia display for us. Fleshy glossy leaved "Cape Cowslip" with stout spikes of tubular pink flowers tipped green emerging from the art noveau rosette of rich toned fleshy leaves, richly undulate along the margins A very heavy feeder w...
$7.25
Viola Hederacea [Erpetion Reniforme]
Stock Number: 40971
"Basket Violet" or "Australian Violet" Trailing stems with clumps of rounded leaves and lovely flowers of violet-purple with innocent white eyes. Easy, popular compact candidate for baskets or as a nonaggresive groundcover in your greenhouse; we've even seen it used on large mossed topiaries although a bear blooming wi...
$4.00
Vitex Agnus Castus Incisa [Laceleaf]
Stock Number: 51909
The lovely "Lace Leaf Hemp Tree" with aromatic woody stems cloaked with finely dissected dark leaves (tomentose beneath); rosy lilac flower panicles. Traditional basket weaving and medicinal "Chase Tree," "Monk's Pepper Tree," "Indian Spice"
$10.00
Vitex Trifolia Variegata
Stock Number: 54064
The crinkled leaflets of this "Verbena Tree" are margined in clear bright white--with maturity this beautifully variegated woody slim shrub produces misty pastel lilac clusters of tiny blossoms. Native to South Asia into Australia, this striking shrub-tree performs well outdoors in the deep subtropical south; nonethele...
$15.00
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Vriesea Blehri
Stock Number: 52181
Closely clustered elegant small maroon-purple vases, often called "Lobster Claw Bromo" for its mid-winter inflorescence which mimics a Heliconia's attempt to attract every nearby hummingbird. as the short stalks are topped with opposite ranks of miniature pale orange claw-like flowers. Excellent in the greenhouse; attr...
$18.00
Vriesea Simplex X Mariae [Magnifica]
Stock Number: 52197
"Painted Feather" Soft glossy nearly transparent soft green vases of leaves blushed maroon beneath form outreach bowls; orange tubular blossoms tipped red rank rich toned "sword" inflorescence on the arched stalk mimicing a Helliconia inflorescence.
$18.00
Wedelia [Sphagneticola] Trilobata Outenreath Gold
Stock Number: 41716
"Golden Water Zinnia" A remarkable selection of the very popular hanging basket & groundcover "vine" with striking golden-ocher splashes & slashes on every tri-lobed leaf: most impressive when combined with the yellow daisy fls. Also successful as a groundcover bog plant. This variegated sport was discovered and shared...
$3.50
Wisteria Frutescens Amethyst Falls
Stock Number: 69016
Remarkable selection of our "Southern Wisteria" this quickly forms heavy bonsai-worthy sinuous trunks with ornate pinnate foliage foiling the beautiful pendant clusters of closely packed blue pea flowers on new growth (not on last season's wood like the rest). Excellent container or tub plant for the cool greenhouse; s...
$8.50
Xanthosoma Atrovirens Golden Gloves
Stock Number: 22136
This handsome "Golden Peruvian Shield Plant" may be rather nomenclaturally challenged, but nevertheless presents thickl substanced dusky lime leaves from central succulent stalks. Grows much faster if given bog conditions.
$12.00
Xanthosoma Atrovirens Variegatum Monstrosum
Stock Number: 30437
"Mouse Cup" "Pocket Plant" Incredibly grotesque bluegreen arrowhead leaves, splashed with white and heavily ridged (technically these are ectopic extensions), are fused at the tip into pockets sporting long surreal tails. Only dormant if temperatures are chill in your winter greenhouse. Likes wet feet during the growth...
$28.00
Xanthosoma Aurea Lime Zinger
Stock Number: 30863
Amazing golden arrow leaved aroid forming clumps quickly if given bright light and semi-aquatic conditions. Absolutely the same as Alocasia 'Golden Delicious' but listed here on our website under both names since various reference books and articles are undecided! A considerable number of our customers have told us tha...
$15.00
Xanthosoma Jacquinii Lineatum
Stock Number: 30444
Crested leaves with whitish striations raised above the arrowhead leaves' surface (technically ectopic growths); unexpectedly easy to grow as this is as vigorous as any of its similar cousin Colocasias. May we insert information you will never use: this very odd 'Monstrose Elephant Ear' is now included in the "Undipes ...
$12.50
Xanthosoma Lindenii Magnificum
Stock Number: 30439
Very handsome soft green "Aztec Arrowhead" foliage with dramatic wide ivory veins. Needs warm conditions; grows best in a large wardian case or over a pebble tray. Always one of our most sought after plants.
$17.50
Xanthosoma Maculata
Stock Number: 30443
A famous spotted and maculated aroid grown in Hawaii as well as in collections around the world. This is sometimes called "Alocasia Hilo Beauty." A very showy white splotched form that grow semi-aquatically.
$17.50
Xanthosoma Saggitifolia [Inafaffa]
Stock Number: 56805
The truely enormous "Giant Elephant Ear" aroid with very decoratively prominate "ears". This giant bog "Yuatia" of the hot tropics is considered to remain evergreen if kept warm (but evidentally our greenhouses are not tropical enough as it is mostly dormant for us); but quite successfully kept dormant in winter along ...
$18.00
Xanthosoma Violaceum
Stock Number: 30440
"Blue Taro" Purple stems arch into swooping arrowhead leaves of dusky violet darkening to a rich purple toward the margins; this West Indian semi-aquatic "Blue Ape" must have warm winter conditions to maintain evergreen foliage; easiest to grow as a semi-aquatic in summer (but very successful as a container companion p...
$12.00
Xiphidium Caeruleum
Stock Number: 40976
Fans of purple-stained leaves sensitive to extended chill--although survives fine otdoors in the Florida Keys. The fans of iris-mimic leaves are topped with odd cupped white pendant flowers in panicles; and thus this curiosity is known in the West Indies as "Angelhands" from which it easily makes a transition to a sunn...
$10.00
Zamia Fischeri
Stock Number: 40978
"Fern Leaf Zamia" or "Fish Tail Zamia" Spindle trunks with thin, leathery shiny pinnate leaves giving air of elegance. Mexican native. Often in limited numbers.
$12.00
Zamia Pumila [Furfuracea]
Stock Number: 41295
"Cardboard Palm" Very handsome golden brown tomentum covers the surface of the oblong hard leaflets on this thick, fat- trunked cycad. Must have sun light to maintain sculptural beauty. Certainly one of the most successful Cycads for small container culture.
$12.00
Zamioculcas Lanceolata
Stock Number: 30446
"Aroid Palm" Very thick purpled petioles hold ranks of waxy succulent leaves on outarched thick succulent stems arising from a tuberous root. This elegant plant, now heavily marketed as the "ZZ Palm" is one of the few purely desert aroids. Beware that the leaflets typically shatter when shipped--just tuck them into a r...
$8.00
Zantedeschia Aethiopica Ivory
Stock Number: 31252
Fleshy rich green foliage perfect for the large ivory white "Calla Lily" blossoms; best performance in the cool winter greenhouse with ample sun; nonetheless, our customers often grow it in a moist to boggish location in full sun outdoors during the summer and it blooms--a bouquet in your garden! Some plants will simpl...
$4.50
Zantedeschia Rose Gem
Stock Number: 30781
"Purple Calla" Unusual lavender rose spathes; considered a good container subject if kept evenly moist; seems to thrive both as a summer bog subject and as a winter greenhouse bloomer--you set up the cycle you prefer.
$7.50
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Zebrina Pendula Discolor Multicolor
Stock Number: 50553
"Pink Wandering Jew" Broad pinkish-cream & ochre stripes on the glittery leaves with their opulently hued purple reverses. This has always been one of our most ordered variegated plants.
$4.50
Zebrina Pendula Purpusii
Stock Number: 50556
Deep pruple foliage--the darkest we have seen--with slight silvery chevrons giving depth to the darkness. Rather smaller foliage than most cultivars.
$3.25
Zebrina Pendula Silver Plus
Stock Number: 59394
A selection of the "Silver Banded Inch Plant" with very showy broad bands of glittery silver on each succulent leaf if grown in very high light. Appearance will vary radically with different levels of light, ambient humidity and nutrients. We consider this far more dramatic in baskets and urns than the species form.
$4.25
Zebrina [Musa Acuminata] Rojo
Stock Number: 54575
"Red Blood Banana" Very ornamental "Sumnatrana" specimen with gorgeous reddish maroon underleaf accented with dark red trunks. Remarkable urn plan for your deck or for your estate as the long exotic leaves develop even more pronounced reddish chocolate toned splashes on them in full sunlight. Just cut back trunk to one...
$15.00
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