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Gmelina philippensis Gmelina philippensis
Code: 51775
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Parrot's Beak

Tropical shrub with hop-like pendulous racemes of yellow flowers. Makes a beautiful espalier, patio tree or topiary in full sun. India, Philippines. Lamiaceae

 
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Gomphrena serrata Little Grapes Gomphrena serrata 'Little Grapes'
Code: 90434
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(Syn.: Gomphrena decumbens), Airy Bachelor Buttons

Everyone loves this plant for its cute mini 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. Sometimes sold as Gomphrena 'Teensy Weensy'. It's native to the West Indies, Brazil and Argentina. USDA zones 9 - 11. Amaranthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum

The Caricature Plant is cultivated in tropical areas worldwide for use as hedges, screening, or specimen plantings. Also, ideal as mixed container plants for a tropical effect and a colorful addition to a conservatory or greenhouse. Various color forms are available, which are similar in appearance to Crotons and Pseuderanthemums. Left untrimmed they may grow up to 20 feet in height in tropical areas, such as Hawaii. They thrive in partial shade to full sun, in heat and humidity with ample moisture. In drier climates, part shade is recommended. Not a seaside plant, as it is not salt tolerant. As a tender tropical they cannot stand cold. Minimum temperature of 40F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to New Guinea.

Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection
Code: GPS3
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3 different, our choice, from a selection of colorful leafed tropical subshrubs such as: Pseuderanthemum alatum, Pseuderanthemum carruthersii cultivars, Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor', Graptophyllum pictum 'Chocolate', etc. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum excelsum Graptophyllum excelsum
Code: 80062
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Scarlet Fuchsia Bush

An erect multiple stemmed shrub or small tree to 9 feet with attractive glossy green foliage. Waxy, deep red, 1 inch tubular flowers occur in spring and early summer. In a good season, the plant becomes a mass of brilliant scarlet red flowers. Plant does sucker, creating a clump. Best flowering in full sun. Drought tolerant. Slow growing. As an Australian native plant, be sure that any fertilizer used has very little phosphorus. Nectar feeding birds, such as hummingbirds, find the flowers irresistible. Can be grown from a cool temperate to tropical climate, but protect from frost. USDA zones 9 to 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Alba Variegata Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Variegata'
Code: 80065
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Variegated Caricature Plant

Colorful green and white leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Aurea Marginata Graptophyllum pictum 'Aurea Marginata'
Code: 80064
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Golden Caricature Plant

Colorful golden leaves with green center area and wavy edges. Evergreen tropical shrub to 4 feet, but can be kept to 2 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Bronze Graptophyllum pictum 'Bronze'
Code: 80063
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Bronze Caricature Plant

These plants are cultivated chiefly for their colorful, glossy foliage. This one is with solid dark bronze, almost chocolate colored leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Eldorado Graptophyllum pictum 'Eldorado'
Code: 80067
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Eldorado Caricature Plant

Dark green leaves with a large irregular, yellow margin that is bright golden yellow in high light or yellow green in low light. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Tricolor Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor'
Code: 80068
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Tricolor or Waimea Caricature Plant

The glossy, oval-shaped foliage is green with center flushed with cream, pink, and orange. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Gynura aurantiaca Gynura aurantiaca
Code: 90531
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Velvet Plant. Purple Velvet Plant, Royal Velvet Plant, Velvet Tree

This showy plant from Java is grown for its handsome velvety 5 inch leaves and stems that are covered in dense purple hairs. Its growth is robust with upright stems that are thick and succulent, growing 3 to 5 feet in height. Its tall stems may need some staking. Best purple leaf color is in bright light on new growth. Clusters of tiny, daisy-like, orange-yellow flowers appear in winter. It dislikes extreme heat or cold and needs winter protection below 40F. Plant it as a soft purple accent in a tropical garden bed. USDA zones 10 - 12. It is usually found that its botanical name is given in error to the common trailing house plant "Purple Passion Plant", which is probably a hybrid between Gynura aurantiaca and Gynura procumbens. Asteraceae

 
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Hibiscus acetosella Red Shield Hibiscus acetosella 'Red Shield'
Code: 51615
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(Syn.: Hibiscus eetveldeanus), Red Shield Hibiscus, Purple-Leaved Hibiscus, False Roselle

Vigorous annual or short lived perennial to 5 feet high with dark reddish purple stems and leaves. The leaves are maple-like with 3 to 5 lobes with 2½ inch wide pale red-purple flowers with darker centers. Can be used for a summer hedge or accent plant. Looks nice contrasting with silver foliaged plants. Give full sun to partial shade with regular watering. May be killed by temperatures below 38F. Easy to take cuttings in the fall before frost and overwinter indoors or in a greenhouse. The flowers, young leaves, and shoots are eaten raw, steamed, or used in soups or stews, which gives a sour, sorrel-like flavor. Unlike similar species such as Hibiscus sabdariffa, the calyx is not edible. Native to East and Central Africa. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus Carnival Hibiscus 'Carnival'
Code: 51676
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Pink Cooperi

Showy pink variegated foliage splashed pink, white and rose with shades of green. Dwarf, with single red flowers. Very tender to cold. Minimum temperature 40F. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus coccineus Hibiscus coccineus
Code: 90229
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Scarlet Hibiscus, Scarlet Rose Mallow, Swamp Hibiscus

This eye-catching, shrubby erect herbaceous perennial grows up to 5 feet high with bright scarlet red flowers from summer to early fall. A vigorous grower, it is best grown in very moist soil and full sun. The plant dies back in winter and re-sprouts in spring. Tolerates heat and humidity. Native to Southeast United States. USDA zones 6 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus Cooperi Hibiscus 'Cooperi'
Code: 69083
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Showy variegated foliage splashed white and pink with shades of green. Dwarf, single red flowers. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus diversifolius Hibiscus diversifolius
Code: 90230
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Swamp Hibiscus

Large 4 inch yellow flowers with rich maroon blotch in center. Free-flowering in warmer months. Leaves have three to five lobes and are rough to the touch. Stems with short prickles. Grows fast to 3 or 4 feet high and wide. Responds well to pruning. Train against a wall or useful as a container plant. Likes full sun to part shade and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions such as dry or swampy ground, poor soil, wind, and light to moderate frost. Native to Tropical Africa and Asia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus El Capitolio Sport Hibiscus 'El Capitolio Sport'
Code: 90213
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(Syn.: Hibiscus 'Salmon El Capitolio')

With soft apricot ruffled petals and a scarlet red center, it's even more colorful than its red parent, 'El Capitolio'. It has a most unusual formation with the end of the style massed with ruffled petals, resembling a flower within a flower or giving it a poodle effect. With flowers are up to 5 inches in size, it's a very prolific bloomer from early summer until fall. This tall upright vigorous grower is ideal for training into a patio tree. Give full sun, good air circulation, and regular feeding. Best when slightly dry between waterings. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus ovalifolius Hibiscus ovalifolius
Code: 80112
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(Syn.: Hibiscus calyphyllus), Rock's Hibiscus

Hibiscus species used for ground cover and bedding plant in Hawaii. Also can be trained as a hedge or container plant. Sprawling growth to 3 feet high. Sulfur colored flowers with maroon eye. Blooms summer, fall. Full sun, average well-drained soil. Frost tender plant native to tropical Africa. USDA zones 10 and 11. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus schizopetalus Hibiscus schizopetalus
Code: 69081
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Fringed Hibiscus

Very ornate fringed double flowers streaked with pink and red hang from arching branches like little chandeliers. Blooms best with heat and humidity. Often grown as a hanging basket plant or trained as a standard. A most unusual hibiscus. Tropical East Africa. Malvaceae

 
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Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii
Code: 51772
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Taffeta Plant

Beautiful tropical foliage plant with pleated satiny leaves, dark velvet bronze-green above and red below, silvery veins. Give part shade, rich, moist soil, somewhat dry in winter. Grows up to 3 feet in height, but easily grown smaller in pots. Native to Guatemala and Southern Mexico. USDA zones 9b - 11. Rubiaceae

 
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Holmskioldia sanguinea Copper Flower Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Copper Flower'
Code: 51782
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Chinese Hat Plant

Coppery red bracts and tubular flowers on this variety give the appearance of tiny, wide-brimmed chinese style hats. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to grow. Full sun to part shade. Evergreen scandent shrub to 10 feet. USDA zones 9 - 11. Minimum temperature 32F. From India and the Himalayas. Lamiaceae

 
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Homalocladium platycladum Homalocladium platycladum
Code: 80055
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(Syn.: Muehlenbeckia platyclada), Centipede Plant, Ribbon Plant

Unusual evergreen plant from the Solomon Islands. Leafless, it has flat, ribbon-like jointed green stems with tiny whitish-green flowers in spring. Container plant or well-drained soil in part shade. Tolerates light frost. Polygonaceae

 
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Hypoestes aristata Hypoestes aristata
Code: 90092
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Ribbon Bush

This evergreen shrubby perennial, with erect stems holding soft green leaves, is covered with spikes of showy lavender flowers from fall to early winter. The lavender two-lipped flowers have the upper lip spotted with darker markings. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional water in the summer. Frost and drought tolerant. Prune back hard after blooming. May reseed. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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