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Cuphea David Verity Cuphea 'David Verity'
Code: 51203
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Large Firecracker Plant

Dark orange tubular flowers with yellow-orange tips closely set with small glossy leaves. Hummingbirds love this plant. Flowers virtually all year. Presumed hybrid between Cuphea ignea and Cuphea micropetala. Grows 5 to 6 feet in mild climates. 15F. We erroneously sold it last year as Cuphea ignea. Lythraceae

 
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Cuphea salvadorensis Cuphea salvadorensis
Code: 80156
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(Syn.: Cuphea oreophila), Christmas Cigar Flower, Salvadoran Cigar Plant

Rare cuphea with bright orange-red 1½ inch tubular flowers with green tips at the mouth of the floral tubes. In Hawaii, an unusual Christmas lei is sometimes made from the flowers because of its bright red and green holiday colors. Mounding shrub to 5 feet. Give full sun, protection from frost. Hummingbirds love it. From Southern Mexico and El Salvador. Photos by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) from Plants of Hawaii. Tropicos.org of Missouri Botanical Garden lists C. oreophila as a synonym, even though others list it as a different species. It sure looks the same to us. Lythraceae

 
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Cymbopogon citratus Cymbopogon citratus
Code: 90472
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Lemon Grass

This rapid growing perennial tropical grass is native to Southeast Asia where it is used in cooking to give a lemon flavoring. Also, it is a fine looking ornamental, growing in a dense clump to 3 feet high and as wide. Leaves emit a wonderful lemony fragrance when bruised. Plant in ground or in containers. Prefers full sun, but tolerates a bit of shade. Best in rich soil with good drainage. It is not frost hardy. In cold climates it's suggested to makes small potted divisions and overwinter in a bright indoor location. The bulbous lower leaf sections are harvested and minced or mashed for asian cooking. Leaves may be used fresh or dried for flavoring. USDA zones 10 - 11. Poaceae

 
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Dahlia imperialis Double or Nothing Dahlia imperialis 'Double or Nothing'
Code: 90436
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Double Flowered Lavender Tree Dahlia

Tall growing unusual Dahlia with bamboo-like stalks 8 to 10 feet high with leaves divided into many leaflets. This giant blooms in late fall to early winter with 3 inch anemone-like, lavender double flowers at branch ends. Needs a frost free location to appreciate the flowers. Give full sun or part shade, wind protection. Usually stems are cut back to ground after flowering or frost. Native to Guatemala to Colombia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Compositae

 
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Dermatobotrys saundersii Dermatobotrys saundersii
Code: 80190
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Tree Jockey

An unusual epiphytic small shrub of the snapdragon family. Native to Zululand, South Africa, where it's at risk of becoming extinct. In nature, found growing in the forks of trees, hence it's common name. The leaves are soft and rubbery with shallow toothed margins and reddish veins. Tubular deep red flowers appear midwinter encircling the top of each stem just below the leaves. Pollinated in Africa by sunbirds. Makes a great pot plant or try growing as an epiphyte in the fork of a tree. Needs a very loose, well-draining soil mix with plenty of leaf litter or compost. Important to not over-water. Requires a mild, frost free climate, bright shade.

Plants are a large size in 4 inch pots. Scrophulariaceae

 
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Dichorisandra penduliflora Dichorisandra penduliflora
Code: 69155
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(Syn.: Dichorisandra pendula), Weeping Blue Ginger, Blue Pendant Ginger

This blue ginger relative looks like a costus or ginger with its jointed stems with glossy leaves faintly banded silver and purplish-blue beneath. Blooms continually from summer to autumn with clusters of sky blue flowers that droop in a pendant fashion from each stem. Grows to 3 feet tall. It should be planted in a partially shaded, moist location. Use it to provide an exotic tropical look with its rare color. It is also well suited as a patio pot plant. USDA zones 10 - 11. Origin: Brazil. Commelinaceae

 
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Dichorisandra thyrsiflora Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Code: 51400
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Blue Ginger

Terminal clusters of intense cobalt blue flowers. Upright habit, similar to some members of the ginger family, gives this famous tropical plant its common name. Foliage is silvery green, spirally arranged on 3 foot stems. 30F. Commelinaceae

 
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Dicliptera sericea Dicliptera sericea
Code: 69157
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(Syn.: Dicliptera suberecta, Jacobinia suberecta), King's Crown, Hummingbird Plant

Velvety soft gray leaves adorn this heat and drought loving plant. Topped from late spring until fall with terminal clusters of tubular orange flowers, a magnet to hummingbirds. Grows 2 to 3 feet wide in full or partial sun. Hardy in USDA zones 8 and higher. Native to Uruguay. Acanthaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Alba Duranta erecta 'Alba'
Code: 51445
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Sky Flower

All durantas are evergreen, hardy to 25F. This white flowered form of the species is predominantly summer flowering with clusters of ½ inch honey scented flowers followed by showy clusters of ½ inch yellow berries. Shiny green leaves to 3 inches long. New World tropics and subtropics. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Compacta Duranta erecta 'Compacta'
Code: 51456
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A compact form with smaller green leaves and numerous light blue flowers. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Gold Duranta erecta 'Gold'
Code: 51452
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Compact shrub with small leaves entirely golden yellow. Clusters of lavender-blue flowers. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Golden Edge Duranta erecta 'Golden Edge'
Code: 51453
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Shiny green leaves with bright golden edges. Truly a distinctive variegated cultivar with sprays of purple flowers, golden berries. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Sarasota Duranta erecta 'Sarasota'
Code: 51448
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This excellent selection was chosen for compact growth and superior flowering habit. Blooms throughout the year with racemes of rich lavender blue flowers with a sweet, delicate scent. Clusters of ornamental golden yellow berries. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Snow Flurry Duranta erecta 'Snow Flurry'
Code: 51449
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A very rare and sought after foliage plant with small fringed leaves, variegated white and green. Slow, compact growth. Excellent bonsai plant. Lavender blue flowers. Part shade recommended. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Sweet Memories Duranta erecta 'Sweet Memories'
Code: 51455
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(Syn.: Duranta erecta 'Geisha Girl')

Evergreen shrub with ruffled picotee dark blue flowers edged white. Flowers are produced at a young age, making an ideal container plant. Full sun. Hardy to 25F. Verbenaceae

 
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Duranta erecta Variegata Duranta erecta 'Variegata'
Code: 51450
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Showy leaves splashed white and green, compact shrub. Lavender-blue flowers. Verbenaceae

 
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Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora
Code: 69153
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(Syn.: Calophanes thunbergiiflora), Purple Bells

Evergreen small shrub with lavender colored trumpet-shaped flowers, with deep violet streaking in the throat, appearing in clusters on upright stems. Leaves are rounded to 1 inch long. Grows up to 3 feet high. Can be easily pruned as an informal hedge. Give regular watering, average soil in part shade to full sun. Loves water, but is quite drought tolerant. The flowers attract butterflies. Native to east Africa, particularly Kenya. Tolerates light frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. We previously listed this as Dyschoriste hygrophyllodes in error. Acanthaceae

 
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