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Gesneriads


The Gesneriad family consists of over 3,000 species and over 133 genera. It was named after 16th century Swiss naturalist Konrad von Gesner. Most gesneriads are from tropical parts of the world.

Some of the most common plants in this genera are the Cupid's Bower (Achimenes), Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus), Flame Violet (Episcia), Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus), African Violet (Saintpaulia), Florist Gloxinia (Sinningia), and Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus).

Achimenes Rhizomes will not be offered this year (2021).




Aeschynanthus Collection Aeschynanthus Collection
Code: C105
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection
Code: C107
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe carnosa Codonanthe carnosa
Code: 10352
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Delightful waxy white flowers are strongly scented. Small round dark foliage, trailing. Lovely. (F, B, W) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe devosiana Codonanthe devosiana
Code: 10356
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Charming diminutive trailer with tiny round leaves shaded purple. Pink throated, waxy white flowers, showy orange berries. Everblooming. (F, B, D) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe devosiana Zizo Codonanthe devosiana 'Zizo'
Code: 90583
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Compact easy growing trailer with many white flowers followed by attractive orange berries. Give this epiphyte good drainage and a semi-shady spot. Native to the Atlantic forests of southeast Brazil. (F, B)

 
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Codonanthe Tommy Codonanthe 'Tommy'
Code: 90650
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New! This Codonanthe is festooned with numerous white flowers with speckled throats. The small pointed deep green waxy leaves with reddish reverse are densly packed on graceful pendant stems. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Collection Columnea Collection
Code: C109
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Crimson Spike Columnea 'Crimson Spike'
Code: 10207
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Clusters of crimson-rose flowers on upright stems, smooth pointed leaves. (Kartuz) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Lava Flow Columnea 'Lava Flow'
Code: 10225
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Large outward facing fiery red flowers spotted yellow. Trailing stems, compact. (Kartuz) (B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Sherbet Columnea 'Orange Sherbet'
Code: 10206
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Quantities of large flaming orange flowers produced all year on this vigorous, trailing plant. Small bright green leaves. (Schwarz) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Spike Columnea 'Orange Spike'
Code: 10219
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Clusters of orange flowers on upright stems, smooth pointed leaves. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera
Code: CG1
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 3 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera
Code: CG2
Price: $50.95
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 6 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Anns Facial Tattoo Kohleria 'Ann's Facial Tattoo'
Code: 90353
Price: $9.95

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Clusters of rose and purple flowers boldly spotted purple. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Astarte Kohleria 'Astarte'
Code: 10620
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Clusters of bright red flowers produced freely throughout the year. Compact habit, easy culture. (F, B, D) Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Collection Kohleria Collection
Code: C113
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria 'Marquise De Sade'
Code: 10613
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Pink and white flowers with deep pink spots. Dark coppery foliage. (Boggan) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria 'Queen Victoria'
Code: 10615
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Masses of deep pink flowers with red spots. Dark olive-green leaves. (Boggan) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Ruby Kohleria 'Ruby'
Code: 90173
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Free flowering with red flowers, lower petals white dotted red. Compact grower with nice very dark foliage. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Collection Nematanthus Collection
Code: C115
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus fritschii Nematanthus fritschii
Code: 90461
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Showy dark green, 3 inch shiny leaves with a large red spot on the underside, which helps attract the hummingbird pollinators. The 2 inch long tubular flowers are dark reddish pink on 5 inch velvety pedicles. The effect of numerous flowers dangling from the long pedicels is very showy. A rather large Nematanthus growing up to 2½ feet wide and long. Easy to grow with good drainage and a semi-shade location. A parent of Nematanthus 'Spotlight'. This epiphyte is native to the Sao Paulo area of Brazil, where it is found growing high on trees or rocks. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus 'Glowing Embers'
Code: 90376
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Glossy green leaves with clusters of light orange flowers with reddish striping and dots radiating out from the base. Compact. New hybrid by David Roberts. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus gregarius Nematanthus gregarius
Code: 90364
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(Syn.: Hypocyrta radicans), Gold Fish Plant

Common name refers to the shape and color of the flower, somewhat resembling a gold fish. Easy to grow rainforest epiphytic species from Brazil. It has semi-succulent, glossy, dark green leaves with pouched-shaped orange flowers that attract hummingbirds. Give it part shade, good drainage, rich soil. It's very drought tolerant, so it makes an ideal hanging basket that gets irregular watering. Give regular feeding to promote blooms. USDA zones 9 - 11. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus gregarius 'Golden West'
Code: 10678
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Small, glossy foliage beautifully variegated cream, yellow and light green, tinged pink. Orange flowers. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus 'Hawaiian Jade'
Code: 10680
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Bright golden yellow flowers, small glossy foliage. Compact, always in bloom. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Linda Jo Nematanthus 'Linda Jo'
Code: 90124
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Small glossy dark green leaves marked red under. Clusters of salmon red flowers tipped yellow. Compact, trailing. Great new hybrid by David Roberts. Gesneriaceae

 
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Primulina Collection Primulina Collection
Code: PR3
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Sinningia Species and Hybrids Collection Sinningia Species and Hybrids Collection
Code: C118
Price: $28.95
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Streptocarpella Concord Blue Streptocarpella 'Concord Blue'
Code: 90290
Price: $9.95

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Popular African Violet cousin constantly in bloom with violet-blue flowers held on dainty stems. With its rounded fuzzy green leaves and trailing stems, it makes an excellent hanging basket plant. Plant in a well-drained potting soil. Don't over water. Prefers light shade outdoors, bright conditions indoors. Easy. USDA zones 9 - 11. Gesneriaceae

 
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Streptocarpella Sparkle Streptocarpella 'Sparkle'
Code: 10880
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Rosy purple flowers in great quantity all year. Self-branching, compact. (Strickland) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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