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Achetaria azurea Achetaria azurea
Code: 61005
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(Syn.: Otacanthus azureus, Otacanthus caeruleus), Amazon-Blue, Brazilian Snapdragon

Unsurpassed for blue flower color in winter or summer garden, this compact shrublet covers itself with 1 inch snapdragon-like flowers of the brightest blue. A must for collectors of blue flowered plants. Can be used for cut flower bouquets and arrangements. Brazil. Hardy to 28F. Plantaginaceae

 
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Aeollanthus repens Aeollanthus repens
Code: 62202
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Creeping ground cover from Africa with fuzzy 2 inch gray leaves and numerous lavender flower clusters, which have a very strong skunk-like odor. Used as a ground cover in Hawaii, in spite of this trait. Makes a nice hanging basket. Plant in a sunny location in a frost free area. Related to Plectranthus. Lamiaceae

 
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Albuca bracteata Albuca bracteata
Code: 90234
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(Syn.: Ornithogalum longibracteatum, Ornithogalum caudatum), Pregnant Onion, False Sea Onion

The pregnant onion is an old-fashioned novel houseplant that resembles an onion with numerous baby bulbs forming on its sides. A great conversation piece. A lot of people just adore this plant. It has long strap-like leaves that droop downward and tall wands of small white flowers striped in green. Makes a nice hanging basket. It's not really an onion and should NOT be eaten. Some individuals may have an allergic skin reaction. Native to South Africa and easy to grow outdoors in similar climates. Grow in part shade and allow soil to dry between waterings. Hardy to 25F. Asparagaceae

 
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Allamanda schottii Variegata Allamanda schottii 'Variegata'
Code: 67057
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Gray-green foliage variegated white, compact habit. Yellow flowers as above. Minimum 40F. Apocynaceae

 
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Alternanthera bettzickiana Rainbow Alternanthera bettzickiana 'Rainbow'
Code: 90634
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(Syn: Alternanthera amabilis var. tricolor), Rainbow or Tricolor Calico Plant

New! This is a colorful tropical ground cover or bedding plant with dark green leaf edges and center areas tinged in orange, red, pink, and yellow. Great as a container plant in part shade to full sun. Trim occasionally to keep it compact. Use as an annual in temperate climates. Native to Brazil. USDA zones 9-12. Amaranthaceae

 
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Alternanthera ficoidea Snowball Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snowball'
Code: 40012
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Tiny irregularly shaped leaves variegated blush white on this variety of Joseph's Coat. Very compact. Easy. Used as a bedding or edging plant or for containers, hanging baskets, or as a houseplant. Give light shade or full sun and rich organic soil with good drainage. Native to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. (F,M,T) Amaranthaceae

 
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Alternanthera porrigens 'Little Grapes' Alternanthera porrigens 'Little Grapes'
Code: 90434
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Little Grapes, Teensy Weensy, Airy Bachelor Buttons

We prevously listed this as Gomphrena serrata 'Little Grapes'. However, it is actually an Alternanthera. Everyone loves this mini cultivar for its cute globe amaranthe type purple blossoms. They are held high above on wiry sprawling stems, thus creating an airy display. The abundant flowers can be used for cutting and also dry nicely. This tender perennial likes full sun, amended soil, and regular watering. It forms a mound about 3 feet high. The airy blooms combine nicely with other plants in the flower garden. It's recommended to cut it back in the winter to force fresh spring growth. Flowers summer and fall. It's native to western South America. USDA zones 9 - 11. Amaranthaceae

 
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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
Code: 90204
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Desert Honeysuckle, Texas Firecracker

Mounding shrub to 5 feet with narrow light green leaves and spikes of tubular, bright red-orange flowers. Blooms heaviest in spring, occasionally in summer and fall. Heat loving, drought tolerant, for sun or partial shade. Deciduous. Cut back to keep dense and for more blooms. A favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds. Native to southwest Texas and northern Mexico. USDA zones 7 - 10. Acanthaceae

 
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Arachnothryx leucophylla Arachnothryx leucophylla
Code: 80114
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(Syn.: Rondeletia leucophylla), Panama Rose, Bush Pentas

Small woody evergreen shrub with rose-pink flowers, primarily in winter and spring with scattered blooms the rest of the year. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. It becomes fragrant after sunset. Grows 3 to 5 feet high. Full sun to part shade. It's a tender shrub that will not survive freezing. USDA zones 9 - 11. Native of Mexico through Panama. Rubiaceae

 
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