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Botanists have recently reclassified the milkweed family as Apocynaceae subfamily Asclepiadoideae.

Asclepias curassavica orange Asclepias curassavica - orange
Code: 80123
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Orange Butterfly Weed

Standard variety with orange and gold flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae

 
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Asclepias curassavica red Asclepias curassavica - red
Code: 69072
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Red Butterfly Weed

A selected variety with red and yellow flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae

 
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Asclepias curassavica Silky Gold Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'
Code: 50252
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Silky Gold Butterfly Weed

A selected variety with golden yellow flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae

 
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Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower
Code: 90225
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Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening bluish and becoming flushed with purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower
Code: 90385
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Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped dark purple flowers with five flaring lobes. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower
Code: 90224
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Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening light blue and becoming flushed with light purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Asystasia gangetica - White Flower Asystasia gangetica - White Flower
Code: 90226
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Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening white and becoming flushed with pale purplish tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

These plants should not be confused with Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha, which has white 1 inch bell-shaped flowers with purple stripes and hairy leaves and stems. That plant should never be planted, as it is a very serious weed.

 
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Asystasia gangetica St John Asystasia gangetica 'St. John'
Code: 90384
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(Syn.: Asystasia gangetica 'Variegata', 'Ivory Ribbons'), Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch lavender-purple trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes. The brightly variegated leaves of yellow and dark green, make a great contrast with the flowers. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Asystasia gangetica You're So Vein Asystasia gangetica 'You're So Vein'
Code: 90546
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Veined Leaf Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

NEW! - This is an eye-catching tender perennial with unique ruffled and puckered bright green leaves veined in bright white. As it sprawls over the ground, it produces numerous 1 inch lavender-purple, white throated trumpet-shaped flowers. Butterflies are attracted to these blooms. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage, medium moisture, and regular feeding for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. 'You're So Vein' is great as a house plant and for mixed containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. It's a more compact grower than the other varieties. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Augusta rivalis Augusta rivalis
Code: 80122
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(Syn.: Lindenia rivalis), Needle Flower


This rare exotic shrub has 5 inch long white tubular flowers flaring to 1½ inches wide in clusters. It gets its common name from the needle-like unopened flower buds. Almost everblooming, even on young plants. Compact growing to 3 feet in height. Ideal for containers or small gardens. Plant in acid to neutral soil with plenty of moisture in full sun to part shade. It's cold hardy to the low 30's, but needs warmth and humidity to grow and thrive. Native to Central America where it grows along stream beds and is pollinated by hawkmoths. Some Florida commercial growers are selling this with the name Albertia sp. Belize in error. Rubiaceae

 
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Bakeridesia integerrima Bakeridesia integerrima
Code: 80170
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(Syn.: Abutilon chittendenii), Canary Tree

Evergreen shrub or small tree to 15 feet. One to two inch yellow flowers with orange streaks in the throat. Blooms in profusion for 6 to 8 months. Keep soil evenly moist, in well drained soil. Ideal for small gardens or large containers. Attractive to butterflies. Can probably withstand brief periods of mild frost. From Honduras and Guatemala. USDA zones 9 - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Ballochia rotundifolia Ballochia rotundifolia
Code: 90569
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NEW! - This very rare endangered plant is native to the island of Socotra (part of Yemen) located in the Arabian Sea. The foliage looks somewhat like that of boxwood, but with small 1 inch slightly bent orange tubular flowers in summer. It's a low growing, heavily branched shrub growing up to 3 feet high, with gray twigs, and rounded ½ inch long dark green leaves. In its natural habitat, it grows at an elevation of 1,500 to 2,000 feet in subtropical/tropical drought-deciduous forests, with only about 15 inches of rainfall a year. There is no information available on its culture and habit in cultivation. It would seem to be a long-lived, drought resistant shrub that needs excellent drainage, full sun, and protection from frost. It could possibly be trained as an unusual bonsai. Our guess: USDA zones 9b - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria cristata Barleria cristata
Code: 69073
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Philippine Violet

Four foot shrub with funnel-shaped, five-lobed blue flowers. Blooms summer through fall in shade or sun. We offer a selected form with larger blue flowers. From India and Burma. Protect from frost. 35F. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria cristata Variegata Barleria cristata 'Variegata'
Code: 50302
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Variegated Philippine Violet

NEW! - This is a fairly upright shrub to 4 feet high with boldly variegated leaves of white and green. Blooms from summer to fall with ¾" wide, blue-violet flowers from hairy, spiny bracts. Will bloom in part shade but prefers full sun. From India and Burma. 35F. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria lupulina Barleria lupulina
Code: 90572
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(Syn.: Dicliptera spinosa), Hophead Philippine Violet, Porcupine Flower

NEW! - Species name lupulina means "resemble hops," referring to the flower heads. From a terminal spike of purple tipped overlapping bracts, appearing in summer, are buttery yellow flowers with long stamens. This is a thorny upright shrub to 4 feet in height with dark reddish brown stems and dark green leaves, that have a prominent red vein running down the center. It's commonly sheared and used as an attractive barrier hedge in the tropics. In Asia, it is sometimes used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory poultice for insect and snake bites. Give it full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained (sandy or gritty) soil. It is somewhat drought tolerant. Native to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, but naturalized throughout the tropics. Cannot take any frost. USDA zones 10b - 11. Drawing from: The botanical cabinet [C. Loddiges], vol. 13: t. 1244 (1827) [G. Cooke]. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria obtusa Barleria obtusa
Code: 90094
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Bush Violet

Sprawling evergreen shrub to 3 feet high by 5 feet wide with dark green elliptic leaves, covered with 1 inch blue-purple flowers in late fall and winter. Sun or light shade. Fast growing. Drought resistant and can take a small amount of frost. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria oenotheroides Barleria oenotheroides
Code: 50304
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Tender small shrub to 4 feet with spikes of golden yellow flowers. Sun or part shade. Minimum temperature of 35F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to Southern Mexico to Columbia. Sometimes incorrectly sold as Barleria micans. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria repens Pink Barleria repens 'Pink'
Code: 80084
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Pink Bush Violet

This cultivar is characterized by its pink flowers and dark green glossy leaves. It's an excellent ground cover that can be pruned into a low hedge. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Height 1 to 2 feet. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria repens Purple Prince Barleria repens 'Purple Prince'
Code: 80083
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Purple Prince Bush Violet

'Purple Prince' is a medium grower with glossy green leaves with deep purple tubular flowers. It's an excellent ground cover that can be pruned into a low hedge. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Height 1 to 2 feet. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae

 
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Barleria repens Rosea Barleria repens 'Rosea'
Code: 80082
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Coral Creeper Bush Violet

A vigorous evergreen low grower with small rounded soft glossy leaves and flame-red flowers at various times throughout the year. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Mass plant in partial shade under trees to form a ground cover, or plant along the edge of an informal border. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Height 1 to 2 feet. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae

 
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Bartlettina sordida Bartlettina sordida
Code: 90471
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Blue Mist Flower

NEW! - This is a fast growing perennial shrub in the Daisy family from the cloud forests of Mexico. Grows up to 10 feet in height with large, velvety green, tropical looking leaves. In early Spring, it blooms with massive clusters of ageratum-like fragrant flowers of bluish-violet. It thrives in bright shade and rich, moist soil. It does best in mild climates with cool nights. Frost tender. USDA zones 9 - 10. Asteraceae

 
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Bartlettina sp Bartlettina sp.
Code: 80126
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Blue Spur Flower, Blue Mist Flower

This strikingly beautiful shrub comes from the cloud forests of Mexico. The large velvety heart-shaped leaves are purplish green with purple veining, dark purple beneath. Young growth and stems are deep maroon-purple with large bluish violet ageratum-like flower clusters in spring. Fast growing to 4 feet high. Needs bright shade and ample water. Can be grown in a cool greenhouse in large pots in the winter (minimum temperature 35F) and then brought outdoors in spring and summer. Give frost protection. USDA zones 9 - 11.

With hundreds of Ageratum, Bartlettina, and Eupatorium species, the proper identification of this plant is uncertain. It is sometimes offered elsewhere as Ageratum corymbosum, but it does not fit the botanical description for A. corymbosum (flat-top whiteweed, desert ageratum). Also, listed by another grower as Ageratum 'Azure Skies'. The typical Bartlettina sordida has greener leaves and is larger growing. Our guess is that this is probably a variety or subspecies of Bartlettina sordida or a closely related species. Asteraceae

 
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Beschorneria yuccoides Beschorneria yuccoides
Code: 90306
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Mexican False Red Yucca, Yucca-Leaf Agave Lily

This gorgeous plant resembles a yucca, but its gray-green leaves are soft and spineless. The stemless rosette eventually forms offsets to make a clump 3 to 4 feet wide and high. When in June bloom, it somewhat looks like a giant bromeliad with a 5 foot stalk of rosy-pink bracts and protuding rosy-pink flowers with bright green tips. Hummingbirds love it. Makes a nice specimen or container plant. Plant in full sun (partial shade in hot areas), fertile soil, and with good drainage. Drought tolerant. Native to dry woodlands of Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Asparagaceae subfamily Agavoideae

 
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Bowiea volubilis Bowiea volubilis
Code: 90424
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Sea Onion, Climbing Onion

NEW! - This bulb is a curiosity. It's neither from the sea or related to an onion, but instead is a member of the Asparagus family. The long-lived pale green bulb can grow up to 10 inches across, from which emerges a dense froth of lacy stems climbing up to 6 feet in height (resembling an asparagus fern). In winter, the stems die back as it enters dormancy. It is treated as a succulent and thrives on neglect. Plant in well-draining soil, only half buried, and keep on the dry side in winter. Best in partial shade. In cold climates it needs to be brought indoors during the winter. Be cautious as the bulb is reported to be toxic if ingested. Native to southern and eastern Africa. Asparagaceae

 
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Breynia disticha Minima Breynia disticha 'Minima'
Code: 50270
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Miniature Snowbush

Very compact growing shrub with tiny round leaves splotched white, shaded pink. Grow in bright shade. Bonsai subject. USDA zones 10 - 11. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)

 
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Brillantaisia owariensis Brillantaisia owariensis
Code: 50305
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(Syn.: Brillantaisia nitens, Brillantaisia nyanzarum), Tropical Giant Salvia

Herbaceous shrub growing 4 to 6 feet tall, with large arrowhead-shaped leaves and spikes of large blue-purple flowers. Plant in part shade with moisture. Native to Central and Western Africa. Hardy to 30F. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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