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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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Begonia Hocking Tattoo [hyb]
Product Code: 56515
(rhizomatous) Incised leaves of violent lime richly freckled with pine green and dusky mahogany. Frieling hybrid.
$6.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Hocking trocadero
Product Code: 56307
(rhizomatous) Heavily textured leaves, cinnamon with apple green highlights, has durability of 'Lopse' parent; pale pink flowers. Frieling hybrid at Glasshouse Works--has become a mainstay in collections.  Colorful thick textured leaves in a compact habit; tolerant of lower humidity than most of its kin.
$5.50
Begonia Hocking Tutu Terror [hyb]
Product Code: 56729
(rhizomatous) Dramatic upright furled deep chocolate leaves forming red backed trumpets with erect tipped accordion pleats with pale green veins. Very decidedly vertical and thus most dramatic. Winter clusters of giant white blossoms add distinction to this Frieling creation.
$8.00
Begonia Hocking Velvet [hort]
Product Code: 56702
(rhizomatous) Heavy substanced deep burbon bronzed starburst leaves with dark shimmery surfaces accented with deep carmine reverses. Many white winter flowers fading to shell pink. A Frieling hybrid which seems to be appearing under various velvet names!
$7.25
Out of Stock
Begonia Hocking Wink
Product Code: 56710
(rhizomatous) Endearingly pelted (haired) small spiraled leaves of dark mahogany green with pale honeydew toned radiating veins; compact habit with stems bending under clusters of soft pink winter blossoms. Ken Frieling hybird from 'Hocking Shockwave.'
$6.75
Begonia Honeysuckle [hyb]
Product Code: 56478
(cane) Impressive clusters of fragrant salmon-pink dangling blossoms; elegant long angel wing leaves angle out on the stout erect cane stems. Achieves impressive dimensions in time. We do not make claims about the scent, believing that subtle scents reside in the nose of the beholder, not the vendor.  Certainly on...
$5.75
Begonia Immense [hyb]
Product Code: 56023
(rhizomatous) Giant basil green leaves in a heracleifolia outline outthrust on haired petioles anchored on thick surface rhizomes. Not for the timid; not for the faint of heart.  
$12.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Imperialis
Product Code: 56061
(trailing) "Carpet Begonia." Procumbent stems hold pebbly bronze and silver-streaked leaves; prefers filtered light, cool location to bring out amber tones and a terrarium home to keep the atmosphere stable.  White winter blooming Mexican classic species--this horticultural selection seems more heat tolerant than ...
$8.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Intrepid [hyb] [hort]
Product Code: 56292
)tuberous; thick stemmed) Erect maroon stalks rise from a slowly developing somewhat bulbous base (much larger than the similarly structured 'Little Brother Montgomery') which must not be covered, to support large showy deeply lobed leaves splashed with pewter. Easy: the name reflects its strength although this cultiva...
$8.00
Begonia Irene Nuss [hyb]
Product Code: 56377
(cane) Large satiny deep green leaves, oddly cut & reddish beneath nearly overwhelm the short canes; free flowering--coral pink fragrant flowers all summer and fall. Star shaped foliage typically shows a pinkish eye sinus. One of the most reliable of the "Angelwing" tribe.
$15.00
Begonia Juanita's Jewel [hyb]
Product Code: 56765
(cane) Giant bamboo like canes rigidly ranked with large almost glossy olive angelwing leaves freckled silver, perfect with the dangling clusters of red blossoms. Needs elbow room.
$10.00
Begonia Ken's Kandy [hyb]
Product Code: 56387
A well known hybrid by Ken Frieling at the Glasshouse Works. "Celery Stalk" thick blanched erect petioles flare into double Ionic helixes of wide deep olive leaves nearly entirely netted deep chocolate-sienna; very congested habit typical of many recent 'Hocking Hybrid' series. Although most popular as a basic addition...
$6.00
Begonia Kentwood [hyb]
Product Code: 56899
(thick trunked) Impressive tall stalks support not only silvery frosted deely lobed angelwing leaves, richly rouged beneath, but also pendant large clusters of fragrant pearly pink blossoms fading to white--but considerable patience is demanded to grow this to the maturity needed to bloom. Needs good humidity and adeqa...
$15.00
Begonia Lacy [hyb]
Product Code: 56270
(semi-tuberous) Attractive frilled dregii foliage and nearly everblooming white flowers once established and mature. This Frieling hybrid seems to have no real dormant cycle.
$6.00
Begonia Laurie's Love
Product Code: 56767
(cane) Impressive stalks display richly silver speckled angelwing leaves--the level of silver dot saturation is directly related to light intensity. Easier to establish than most canes.
$6.50
Begonia Lavinia [hyb]
Product Code: 56019
(caudex shrub) From a swollen rootbase arise rose blushed succulent stems flaunting elongated silvery wing leaves with dark veins. A marvelous strong growing Bill Voss hybrid of B. taiwaniana with a rex cultivar.
$10.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Listada [hyb]
Product Code: 56522
(shrub/cane) Brazilian "Bronze Angelwing" with fibrous roots & arched thick stems ranked with thick oblique pointed waxy yet haired bronze leaves, each with a cream lined center. Possibly its very similar cultivar or hybrid, 'Magadalen Madsen.' Almost always in stock, but recurring articles featuring this gem can r...
$20.00
Begonia Little Brother Montgomery [hyb]
Product Code: 56368
(caudex shrub) Stout short trunks present swirled palmate star leaves of silvery toned emerald green veins and edges. Johnson hybrid with pink blossoms over the rex like foliage. Just in case you've neglected this a bit and the foliage fails, never fear for the slightly tuberous base will resprout new stems; conversely...
$15.00
Begonia Little Miss Mummy [hyb]
Product Code: 56717
(cane) Stout short mascara stippled canes ranked with leavy crinkly leaves dotted silver; carmine to blush cassis underleaf. The Mostest Purplish of any of the short statured canes we offer.
$10.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Lois Burks [hyb]
Product Code: 56282
(shrub/cane) Much-branched low-grower with lovely miniature angelwing foliage strewn with silver. The very showy shell pink spring blossoms repeat when given ample light. Easy beautiful basket plant; excellent choice for the windowsill.  Petite enough and easy enough to have become a favorite with designers of Fai...
$5.00
Begonia Looking Glass [hyb]
Product Code: 56148
(cane) Shiny silver leaves ruffled at margins and veined matte green; reddish beneath. Worley's showiest cane creation--has never been equaled in combining ease of culture with sheer visual impact.
$10.00
Begonia maculata wightii [hort]
Product Code: 56072
(cane) Called "Clown Begonia" for the large silver spotted bat-winged leaves held sparcely on tall canes which then cascade under the foliar weight; white flowers. Fantastic visually--but needs absolutely perfect drainage and good light saturation. Not for the novice. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER THESE PLANTS DO NOT DO W...
$18.00
Begonia Mad Hatter [hyb]
Product Code: 56372
(shrub) Furry nacre green and pinkish (colors of 'Sir Percy') leaves wildly furled to reveal their raised underleaf crestings; truly marvelous Logee hybrid with white spring flowers. Smaller statured and far more delicate in appearance than 'Cathedral.' Nonetheless of a similar thwarterous appearance.
$10.00
Begonia Madame Queen (rz)
Product Code: 56073
Large heavy rhizomes give anchor to the elaborately ruffled reddish leaves with remarkable crested margins.  Red underleaf surface.  Dark pink late winter blossoms add even more interest to this major presence.
$18.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Marmaduke [hyb]
Product Code: 56090
(rhizomatous) Rounded leaves with rich bronze, emerald and ochre mosaic with rich rusty speckling concentrated at vein junctions, a very dramatic and quite distinctive character reaching considerable stature--often a prize winning impressive specimen at shows.
$15.00
Begonia masoniana
Product Code: 56077
(shizomatous) The challenging yet famous "Iron Cross Begonia".  Puckered quilted leaf surface with maroon chocolate central cross--the entire bullate leaf being reddish haired. A New Guinea native prefering terrarium humidity where it will produce its clusters of greenish white haired blossoms; not easily grown as...
$8.00
Out of Stock
Begonia Miniperba [hyb]
Product Code: 56736
(shrub) Closely clustering arched stems of great delicacy; leaves striped and/or stippled white and gray green--sometimes frosted. A graceful modestly statured classic still popular as a pot plant as it has similar coloration to 'Looking Glass' but is far easier to grow as well as smaller-statured.
$5.50
Begonia Morocco [hyb]
Product Code: 56342
(trailing/scandent) Big quilted bronze leaves--similar to 'Orococo' as to leaf color, but larger more textured and patterned leaves on heavier more upright succulent stems with a scandent (climbing) habit if given a moss pole. Without support, this beauty will dramatically cascade--and more successfuly than the much la...
$6.75
Begonia Mrs. Hashimoto [hyb]
Product Code: 56362
(cane) Wavy margined cheerful green angelwing leaves on somewhat frail drooping canes; large clusters of shell pink flowers produced during most seasons as long as extended periods of high temperatures are avoided. Frail appearance, but actually a moderately vigorous cane hybrid, among the easiest to bloom.
$6.00
Begonia Needham [hyb]
Product Code: 56763
(rhizomatous) Bold rounded leaves with emerging wheel-spoke patterns diffusing as the leaf grows into its considerable girth, still carrying a rose blush beneath. Impressive wide and low bold habit insure the continued popularity of this basic hybrid..
$6.50
Out of Stock
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