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Acanthus sennii Acanthus sennii
Code: 90414
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This rare African Acanthus from Ethiopia has attention-getting spikes of bright orange-red exotic flowers in fall. Spreading 3 to 5 foot shrub with attractive holly-like silver veined dark green leaves armed with vicious spines (be careful). The tops are frost hardy to the mid 20's, dying back and resprouting in the spring. Mulch in colder climates. Drought tolerant when established. Needs part to full sun and good drainage. USDA zones 8b - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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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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Acnistus arborescens Acnistus arborescens
Code: 69134
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Wild Tree Tobacco, Hollowheart

Related to Iochroma. Uncommon small to medium sized tree, growing 10 to 20 feet high. Soft bark is beige, corky with deep vertical ridges and fissures. Try growing orchids, tillandsias and other epiphytes on it's limbs. Very small ¼th inch bell-shaped scented white flowers clustered on branches are followed by tiny orange tomato-like inedible fruits that are popular with birds. Plant has anticancer properties, but no nicotine derivatives, as common name would suggest. Subtropical, it will survive brief frosts. We're not sure of it's landscape value, but it might be of interest to collectors. Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. Solanaceae

 
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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 cathartica Hendersonii Allamanda cathartica 'Hendersonii'
Code: 67053
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Golden Trumpet

Throughout the tropics one of the most popular vines and rightly so. Trainable as a vine or shrub, it is famous for its profusion of 5 inch bright yellow flowers throughout the year and handsome 6 inch tapered glossy green foliage. In cooler areas such as coastal California, it blooms outdoors in summer and fall. It is deciduous with frost and likes a warm protected site. In the greenhouse it is dazzling all year. Spectacular variety. South America. 40F. Apocynaceae

 
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Allamanda schottii Australian Silver Allamanda schottii 'Australian Silver'
Code: 67054
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A cultivar with narrow silver-gray leaves, yellow flowers. Compact grower. Apocynaceae

 
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Aloysia virgata Aloysia virgata
Code: 90228
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Sweet Almond Verbena

This evergreen drought resistant shrub or small tree shows off with wonderfully scented buddleja-like spikes of white flowers. The intoxicating fragrance is of an almond vanilla mixture and blooms summer through fall. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Grows to 15 feet tall with a slightly weeping habit. Leaves have a slight sandpapery texture. Best grown in full sun. Native to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. USDA zones 9 - 11. Verbenaceae

 
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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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Alyogyne hakeifolia - Yellow Form Alyogyne hakeifolia - Yellow Form
Code: 50223
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Large silky yellow hibiscus-like flowers, dark green needle-like foliage. Drought tolerant, sun loving. Native to Australia. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne hakeifolia Purple Form Alyogyne hakeifolia - Purple Form
Code: 90019
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Large open-faced purple hibiscus-like flowers, dark green needle-like foliage. Rapidly growing shrub to 10 feet high. Drought tolerant, sun loving. Intolerant of poor drainage and areas with wet summers. Native to deserts of South and Western Australia. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne hakeifolia White Form Alyogyne hakeifolia - White Form
Code: 90020
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Large silky white hibiscus-like flowers, dark green needle-like foliage. Rapidly growing shrub to 10 feet high. Drought tolerant, sun loving. Intolerant of poor drainage and areas with wet summers. Native to deserts of South and Western Australia. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne huegelii Alyogyne huegelii
Code: 50220
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(Syn.: Hibiscus huegelii), Blue Hibiscus

Beautiful lavender-blue silky hibiscus-like flowers appear throughout the year. Deeply cut leaves, shrubby habit. Good container plant or outdoors in California. Drought tolerant. Australia. 20F. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne huegelii Mood Indigo Alyogyne huegelii 'Mood Indigo'
Code: 50221
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Deep violet-blue silky flowers throughout the year. Small, deeply cut foliage, compact, shrubby. Excellent in containers. Alyogyne huegelii is highly sensitive to phosphorus fertilizer and poor drainage. Also, it is short lived in subtropical wet summer areas. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne huegelii Pink Tulip Alyogyne huegelii 'Pink Tulip'
Code: 90021
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Pink form of the blue hibiscus with tulip-shaped flowers. Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Grows 6 to 10 feet high and as wide. Prune alyogynes regularly to shape and control growth. Protect from strong winds. Summer drought resistant. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne huegelii White Swan Alyogyne huegelii 'White Swan'
Code: 50222
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A beautiful white flowered form, tinged lilac under cool conditions. (UC Santa Cruz introduction). Malvaceae

 
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Alyogyne Lady Barbara Rose Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose'
Code: 90017
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Has pale lavender flowers with a distinct raspberry eye. Grows to six feet tall but can be kept to any height with pruning. Finely cut bright green foliage is unlike any other Alyogyne and gives mature plants an almost fern-like appearance. Grows very full and easily with little encouragement and the fern-like foliage coupled with the unique pale shade of lavender makes for a spectacular specimen plant. May be less sensitive to phosphorus than other types because of its mixed parentage. Never offered for sale before, this is it's first offering anywhere. Be the first to add this lovely plant to your garden. USDA zones 9 - 10. (Thompson) Malvaceae

 
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Aneilema zebrinum Aneilema zebrinum
Code: 90538
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(Syn.: Ballya zebrina)

This rare "Wandering Jew" relative from Eastern Africa (Ethiopia to South Africa) has small ½ inch succulent shiny ovate leaves of a grayish-green color with pale lines on its upper side and very small lilac blooms hidden by the foliage. Grow this spreading, mat-forming perennial in shade as a small ground cover or hanging basket plant. Not frost hardy. Commelinaceae

 
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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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Aphelandra schiedeana Aphelandra schiedeana
Code: 69070
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Grows to 4 feet high, with 5 inch long thin, finely pubescent, narrow ovate leaves. Blooms in winter with 3 inch spikes of 1 inch long dark red bracts with 2 inch bright red flowers resembling those of the shrimp plant. Part shade. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9b - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Aphelandra sinclairiana Aphelandra sinclairiana
Code: 69071
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Coral Aphelandra

Evergreen tropical shrub with tubular pink flowers emerging from shell-like orange bracts. Inflorescence up to 8 inches long, very showy. Summer bloom. Grow in bright shade. Very tender to cold. Minimum temperature of 50F. Central America. USDA zones 10b - 11. 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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