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Tropicals & House Plants

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.

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Tillandsia usneoides
Product Code: 52172
"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...
$4.50
Tolmiea menziesii
Product Code: 40938
"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 to form a richly textured carpet.
$7.50
Trachelospermum asiaticum Ogon Nishiki
Product Code: 40939
"Gold Heart Korean Jasmine" Shrubby vines with creamy gold centered leathery leaves with red tinted edges and scented ivory flower clusters fading to sulphur yellow in late winter. Originally Rhynchospermum divaricatum. (This information will NOT be on any plant quiz.)
$12.00
Trachelospermum jasminoides variegatum [hort]
Product Code: 40946
"Variegated Star Jasmine" or "Mottled Confederate Jasmine" Frilled, lobed, fragrant flowers of pure white; oval waxy leaves variegated yellow cream and slate green. Showy and of easy culture.
$12.00
Tradescantia (Gibasis geniculata) Purple Plush [hort]
Product Code: 50538
Attractive species with wide felted foliage down-cupped of pink-purple. Seasonally will spring forth with a misty froth of tiny mauve blossoms which suggest this may possibly be a selection of Tradescantia crassifolia.
$4.50
Tradescantia (Gibasis) geniculata
Product Code: 58428
 "Tahitian Bridal Veil" from Jamaica with tiny leaves and wee white flowers forming a lacy froth of foliage. This grows well in practically any environment given strong light and even humidity.
$5.00
Tradescantia (Rhoeo) bermudensis Sitake's Gold
Product Code: 58306
Very tidy multiheaded mounds of fleshy thickly overlapping blond hued foliage--each with its distinct stripes of amethyst and champagned green--accented beautifully by the violet blushed underleaf.. Yet another entry into the "Moses in the Bullrushes" tribe--and one of considerable beauty and presence. The habit is lar...
$5.50
Tradescantia (Rhoeo) bermudensis variegata (Pink)
Product Code: 50524
Horticultural name remains Rhoes spathacea nana variegata. Bright pink and grapestained cream stripes on the short somewhat succulent leaves, hued pinkish purple beneath, which are tightly packed on short stout stems, quickly offsetting to form a colorful hemisphere. Easy short mounded houseplant as long as never expos...
$7.50
Tradescantia (Rhoeo) bermudensis [spathacea nana]
Product Code: 50523
Tight multi-headed mounds of stiff short fleshy leaves blushed pinkish purple beneath, in tight whorls obscuring the stout stems. A popular selection for Fairy Gardens designs.
$3.50
Tradescantia albiflora albo-vittata
Product Code: 50537
"Giant White Inch Plant" Beautiful white-striped leaves closely packed on succulent stems which form new stalks from a common rootstalk, unlike most of this genus.
$3.75
Tradescantia blossfeldiana
Product Code: 50539
"Flowering Inch Plant" Emerald green succulent pelted leaves, purple beneath, thickly ranked on short thick stems sheathed with purple-sepaled flowers of white tipped pink. Some authorities now suggest this may more correctly be T. cerinthoides. As well they might. This makes a good windowsill plant as well as summerti...
$4.50
Tradescantia blossfeldiana Nanouk
Product Code: 58391
Pink flushed tight foliage (in full sun) streaked deep emerald closely shingle violet stems.  Clustered lilac blue spiderwort flowers in March. 
$6.50
Tradescantia Blushing Maid (Bride)
Product Code: 61723
Now mostly marked as "Blushing Bride." Charming short vine with white variegated central petiole and leaf which emerge pink and fade to white. Great variegated pot plant with best coloring during the cooler periods of the seasons; most likely will prove to be winter hardy in the deep south, and has so been marketed. Pr...
$5.00
Tradescantia fluminensis aurea
Product Code: 50542
"Golden Inch Plant" Cascades of bright chartreuse leaves on cascading stems displayed to advantage as a golden addition to windowboxes and hanging baskets. Forms marvelous groundcover--try in as a low surface of glossy lemon ochre under your bed of Impatiens or purple leaved Dahlias to shake up the visuals a bit.
$3.75
Tradescantia fluminensis laekenensis Rainbow
Product Code: 50543
"Rainbow Inch Plant" Small leaves lavishly variegated white & fuchsia with pinkish-blue overtones; remove reversions immediately. Needs good light saturation to maintain this level of rich variegation; perfect in windowboxes, small baskets. Sometimes confused in the trade with the much more petite Callisia repens v...
$6.50
Tradescantia fluminensis variegata
Product Code: 50546
"Speedy Henry" Glossy green & white striped foliage; excellent subject for hanging baskets, for groundcover; try outdoors as a easy quick summertime groundcover. Even though this should be simply dead common, amazing numbers of orders arrive for this every year. Cheap, easy, flashy: these sterling values never fail...
$3.75
Tradescantia navicularis
Product Code: 53149
"Mexican Chain Plant" Succulent tumbling stems are clasped by succulent waxy graygreen leaves resembling medieval armor. With sufficient light will suprise with lilac blushed spiderwort blossoms. Needs moving air and strong light. Ships best as an unrooted cutting in dry moss
$10.00
Tradescantia sillamontana
Product Code: 50548
"White Velvet" or Gossamer Plant" leaves heavily pelted with white silky gossamer wool; showy magenta-lavender flowers; best if severly pruned seasonally--reduce watering during the winter rest and give a haircut. Mexican native still offered and listed in Europe as Tradescantia / Cyanotis velutina. Grow as if a suc...
$5.50
Product Code: 41023
The oval white haired leaves, tightly clasping the erect stems, are beautifully stripped.  Purplish pink flowers are a plus when given full sun. 
$15.00
Tradescantia [Rhoeo] spathacea vittata variegata
Product Code: 50526
Variegated "Moses-in-a-Boat/Cradle/Raft" The old favorite with fleshy leaves striped yellow and purple beneath; the bracts holding small white flowers are boat-shaped. Demands consistent warmth to thrive. See Tradescantia [rhoes] group species and cultivars in the list below for the rest of these cultivars.
$22.00
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Tradescantia [Rhoeo] spathacea [discolor]
Product Code: 50570
The large statured traditional "Moses in a Boat" or "Oyster Plant" so called for the open oyster shell shaped bracts from which peep the white spiderflowers--boat shaped bracts tucked between the thickly packed outthrust fleshy green leaves, purpled beneath. See Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata Variegata (#50526) for the variga...
$8.25
Tripogandra False bromeliad [hort]
Product Code: 50532
"Streaked False Bromeliad"  Now considered a Callisia fragrans Variegata cultivar [as Identified by Dr. Robert Faden.]   Large upright whorled cups of tightly overlapping white-streaked fleshy leaves. A very popular, handsome plant even if of uncertain nomenclature. Showy--your friends will not believe this i...
$8.00
Tripogandra serrulata 'Purple Scimitars'
Product Code: 50529
Species from Selby Botanic, originally offered as a Setcreasea. Small elongated curved stiff waxy purple leaves rigidly spaced on deep purple erect (and then toppling) fat stems; blue to violet flowers. Excellent used as an outdoor bedding foliage plant; dramatic cascading from your patio urns. Much brighter shine and ...
$3.75
Tropical Herbs Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 99034
For those of you wishing to grow your herbs indoors or in your winter greenhouses throughout the year. We can draw upon the appropriate species from among these tropical & subtropical genera--Hedychium, Fouquieria, Elatostemma, Curcuma, Ugni, Phlomis, Lippa, Olea, Vanilla, Ornithogalum, Laurus, Myrtus, Myrsine, Bap...
$28.00
Tropical Vines Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 99017
The range of possibilities is daunting; so please indicate whether you need types willing to curtain your indoor windows, spill over a basket, climb to the top of your greenhouse with showy blossoms, or quickly cover your patio trellis. We can focus on gathering your plants from vines valuable for their blooms: such as...
$18.00
Tulbaghia maritima
Product Code: 58447
A rare South African cousin of the common "Society Garlic" with purple toned strap leaves typically reaching 18' and topped by stout stems holding lovely mauve blossoms when the clumping (semi-aquatic?) clump is frown in full sun.
$10.00
Tulbaghia simmleri
Product Code: 51270
South African "Mauve Onion" with evergreen succulent strap foliage; sweetly scented mauve colored flower heads. Good pot herb with fashionably edible flowers; seems to flower more readily if crowded in a 10"clay pot. We notice that this is now featured as an aquatic subject of late. Typically sent as divisions.
$4.25
Tulbaghia violacea Silver Lace
Product Code: 41478
"Variegated Society Garlic" Clumping evergreen narrow fleshy leaves edged pearly white; lavender flowers on one foot stems. Try the leaves in a sandwich! Ever so sophisticated addition to any tub of tropical herbs, giving a dramatic vertical accent. Now you can have your variegate and eat it too.
$6.50
Out of Stock
Typhonium filiformis [hort]
Product Code: 31720
Small statured mound of arrowshaped (cordate) grass green leaves on long oddly channeled stalks emerging from a tube. The "Perak Herb" with yellow spathes dotted blood red characteristically emerging along with the dainty foliage late fall after summer dormancy. Dale Wagner's Philippine clone used for various mysteriou...
$8.00
Out of Stock
Typhonium venosum [guttatum]
Product Code: 30684
"Voo Doo Bulb" Sauromatum venosum's correct name: in late winter the elongated dark brown spadix emerges from the fat bulb, opening to reveal its maroon spoted interior and the slim blackish spadix whose fetid fragrance is beloved of flies. After a few days this bloom collapses--you will have probably collapsed somewha...
$6.00
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