As various of our longterm customers regularly ask about availability of plants once offered in past catalogues (we suspect that many of you have more complete year-by-year collections of those newsprint compilations than we do), we have re-listed many of these old plant treasures after getting them back into propagation; furthermore, we've been propagating many new treasures from the main collections as well as readying choice new plants sent to us by those of you who love to collect and hybridize and wish to share your treasures with the rest of us. And, as usual, you will note that we like to name these new cultivars and hybrids after you!
Since our customers continue to increase their interests and expand their displays of the wondrous TROPICAL LOOK in their outdoor gardens, we have added items for this look-- new Aroids, choice Sansevieria, dramatic Agaves and their cousins, returning Begonias, a solid selection of reliable handsome Bromeliads, some very showy spiderworts and Acanthus family members. So continue to tart up your urns & planters unabashedly; shamelessly pump up those perennial beds by adding a few companion tropicals. We have also continued to expand plant selections in increasingly popular categories: tropical bonsai plants (especially succulent Bonsai), cultivars suited for standards & topiary, tried & true succulents suited for living wreaths or Fairy Gardens, new distinctive material to try in your windowboxes, living walls, patio urns and reliable yet choice terrarium subjects. (The sheer number of terrariums and wardian cases you purchased from us last year continues to esculate.) Many of these new items are perfect for your fair garden designs and for the popular living wall movement.
Meanwhile, we have not forgotten our core support group (many of whom have been ordering /supporting us for well over 20 years now) who need new treasures for their hobby greenhouses & conservatories; their extensive lite gardens & plantrooms, and especially those who need a regular fix of an astounding new variegated cultivars. A reminder to our many Southern customers: many of the plants are excellent choices for your permanent plantings even though they are summertime bedding or greenhouse plants in our Zone 6b climate.
You will notice an ever increasing number of individual photos & images this season--the attempt to illustrate nearly every plant we list continues--and we do thank profusely those of you who have sent photos we can use as so many of our older stock plants show the effect of many cuttings and airlayerings, resulting in less than typical stature for that particular species and/or cultivar--and all of us enjoy seeing how you have potted and combined your plant treasures. We have always learned more from our faithful customer friends than we have from all our many reference books.
Most plants are sent rooted in 2 1/2"- 5 1/5" plastic pots unless coded as unrooted cuttings for certain succulents.
Product Code: 41763
Beautiful small featured 'Cooperi' selection with new leaves emerging ivory speckled with pink and veridian green, then darker green with age highlighted ivory and rose; very fetching red blossoms. Z10 with protection. Must have sun and warmth to produce the flowers which are remarkably similar to 'Matensis'.
Product Code: 41609
Remarkable plant from KSG Farms: The dark green wide leaves are splashed & sometimes margined creamy gold & milky gray; stout stems produce large deep red semi-double typical mallow blossoms. This is not a small flowered 'Cooperi' type with small frilled blossoms. Remarkably beautiful, yet not of complex cultur...
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Product Code: 42161
Upright moulded fingered foliage perfect with the small but plentiful lilac to salmon blossoms with central white thumbprints. Given adequate heat, sunlight, and rich fertilizer, becomes a refined statured shrub of easy container culture. Very distinct from its kin, maintaining modest porportions, producing small charm...
Product Code: 40362
"Waltzing Ladies" or "Fringed Hibiscus" indicates the bright red, deeply cut and fringed recurved blossoms which dangle from slim arching stems; also "Skeleton Hibiscus." Very intolerant of root chill--it is native to Kenya. This is the most popular and most ordered for the hobby greenhouse! Always be careful when prun...
Product Code: 66910
"Variegated Hau Tree" The heartshaped leathery leaves, very very brilliantly variegated cream and; lemon, on art deco sinuous interlocking branches (forming hau lanai shelters and canoe outriggers); lemon flowers fade to apricot, then red. Remarkable. (The much larger, yet similar, H. elatus we sometimes offer has flow...
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Product Code: 51142
Rare form of the "Lily-of-the-Palace" with narrow starburst petals of pale orange and green with mauve centers brushed vermillion red. Clone originally originating at "Endless Summer" Nursery, who received if from Burle Marx. Our most ordered species.
Product Code: 51133
Horticultural form; emerging strap leaves with a rich puplish cast foil the startling rich scarlet flowers (usually four per stalk) of rich heavy texture. In a warm greenhouse this is evergreen--indeed, the gracilis hybrids are smaller statured, more evergreen, and thus more easily bloomed the their giant Dutch cousins...
Product Code: 43121
Our cross of these essentially evergreen species should produce a range of flared scarlet blossoms with a white throat. Take your chances.
Product Code: 51059
This collector's fantasy, the "Banded Amaryllis" with cream centered wide strap leaves, produces handsome trumpet blossoms of soft white elegantly reticulated with rose veins; famous heirloom hybrid of H. reticulatum x `Defiance' of 1800's, Veitch & Sons. Unlike the "Dutch" hybrids mass marketed today, this fabulou...
Product Code: 51003
"Butterfly Amaryllis" Nearly evergreen glossy strap leaves; heads of red blossoms flamed with creamy white throats. Show stopper. Does not require a "dormant" period to bloom, thus an easy houseplant always maintaining its attractive foliage. If you have room for only one Hippeastrum in your plantroom, this fabulously ...
Product Code: 51057
The Caribbean's "Evergreen Amaryllis" Large bright salmon-orange trumpet blossoms, with green & yellow flames, held elegantly over small glossy deep green strap leaves; keep underpotted for best bloom
Product Code: 41421
One of the early heirloom hybrids- still unsurpassed in it's willingness to bloom
Product Code: 51058
The compact stunning "Striped Amaryllis" of Brazil. Mauve-pink flowers overshadowed by wide but short deep green strap leaves with brilliant white midribs quite stunning. This slow to increase dwarf bulb makes an excellent houseplant--remember that keeping underpotted as well as allowing a slight dormancy will help thi...
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Product Code: 51295
Compactly statured clumping Amaryllis with reddish veined violet blushed strap leaf reverses; violet pink blossom clusters. Likely overwinters in Z8 and higher as hybridizer William Bell crossed Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum x traubii doraniae. Thanks to Steve Lowe for sharing this with us--as has proven to be an ea...
Product Code: 55617
A West indies Lobelia shrublet now common in Madagascar & the tropical Pacific: stout short stems thickly skirted with very long dentate dark leaves over which long ivory elongated tubular "Moth Tease" blossoms appear. Various tropical herbal uses of toxic sap are still current. Unless your VooDoo priestess grandmo...
Product Code: 40364
Hybrid with wide shimmering quilted leaves of green copper-satin. Handsome wide leaved hybrid of ghiesbrecktii x refulgens. Wonderful in the larger Wardian Case.
Product Code: 40365
Tall 'Quilted taffeta plant" with opposite pairs of pleated coppery velvet leaves, whine red beneath, on winged stems. Tolerates but does not prefer cool winter temperatures. Excellent in a tall Wardian case/terrarium or in greenhouse humidity.
Product Code: 40366
Velvety accordion ridged leaves liberally splashed pinkish cream. Remarkable traditional cultivar renamed 'Strawberry Splash' in the California trade! Excellent in a tall wardian case/terrarium or in ambient greenhouse humidity.
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Product Code: 51912
The sanguine form of the "Chinese Coolie Hat Plant" with showy terminal sprays of curious and attractive blossoms, each with a red scarlet tubular corolla framed by a bronzy salmon orange bell shaped calyx collar which becomes a most arresting bronze red in direct sun. Needs bright light to flower--for us usually at th...
Product Code: 40371
"Tapeworm Plant" if you are a kid or of the male persuasion; the lovely "Ribbon Plant" if you wish to put a more delicate feminine spin on this most popular of tropical oddities. Glossy flat-jointed stems with tiny arrow leaves and weird waxy green flowers swelling from the fat sepals, then black berries; Remarkable So...
Product Code: 60816
Crinkle-edged leaves paired on arching pendant stems with flat umbles of white flowers with cute pink coronas. Indian collection originally distruibuted as H. Paxtonii (Nichols). Most often sent as a mossed unrooted cutting.
Product Code: 60827
Each dimpled tortollini curled leaf sports a central golden lime band with white accent. A "Hindu Rope" cultivar with yet another twist. Usually sent as a single mossed unrooted cutting.
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Product Code: 56935
Prostrate vine with pairs of slim rubbery leaves outlined in dusky purple and centered lime gold. Soft rose blossoms in dangling umbels. Typically sent as a mossed unrooted cutting.
Product Code: 60089
Dramatic pairs od wide waxy seersucker surfaced leaves with dramatic white margins. These are large waffled leaves of some considerable visual impact. Usually rooted; but may be sent as a generous unrooted mossed cutting.
These pictures show pots with multiple starts per pot. Purchase is for on...
Product Code: 60294
Thick oval leaves of deep tones with a sprinkling of pale speckles. Very slow growing vine, typically sent as an unrooted cutting.
Product Code: 58301
The fabulous epiphytic "Ant Plant" forming a thick rounded caudex with passage ways for a protective ant home; thus also known as the 'Mase Plant".
Product Code: 51072
"Caribbean Amaryllis" Evergreen foot-long waxy strap leaves with fantasticly beautiful wide rich ivory margins; Very showy cultivar demanding much warmth and constant moisture--actually prefers to be completely aquatic to produce the elaborate scented blossoms. If allowed to chill or slightly dry during the winter this...
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Product Code: 41102
"Musk Plant" or "Misty Plume Plant" Attractive woody-stemmed shrublet with attractive small musk-scented leaves and creamy-white winter blossom panicles creating a beautiful whispy mist around Christmas time--thus its great popularity with Victorian gardeners and continued fascination for today's hobby greenhousers. Ca...
Product Code: 42168
Succulent erect stems give a commanding presence; cornucopia shaped blossoms of deep burnt scarlet with glossy scarlet lips appear in clusters along the thick trunk, both below and with the attractively rippled dark puckered green leaves. Unusual.
Product Code: 54496
Succulent upright stems with apple green curved leaves and odd yellow helmet-shaped blossoms with rich orange and saffron highlights, thus famous as the shamelessly showy "Congo Cockatoo" with the colors and spurred "Tropical Touch-Me-Not" blossoms constantly produced if given adequate light, humidity, porus soil and o...