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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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Hemigraphis alternata Hemigraphis alternata
Code: 69151
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(Syn.: Hemigraphis colorata), Metallic Plant, Metal Leaf, Red Ivy

Scalloped leaves of metallic gray-green with purple-red underneath. Use as a tropical ground cover or as an attractive hanging basket. Grows best in part shade, moist soil. Minimum temperature 50F. Native to Malaysia. Acanthaceae

 
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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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Holmskioldia sanguinea Red Flower Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Red Flower'
Code: 51780
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Chinese Hat Plant, Mandarin's Hat

Deep red bracts and tubular flowers give the unmistakable appearance of tiny, wide-brimmed chinese style hats, and have made this a popular everblooming shrub in the tropics. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. From India and the Himalayas. 32F. 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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