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Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx
Code: 90536
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Pearl Bells Kalanchoe

NEW! - Pearl Bells is a compact, bushy succulent growing up to 8 inches high with slender leaves that are rubbery and irregularly notched. It's very showy with clusters of nodding reddish urn-shaped flowers with creamy colored tips on slender purple-tinted stems. Blooms heavily during the shorter days of late winter for about 7 weeks. Give it bright light or morning sun, well-drained soil, and protection from frost. Allow to dry between waterings. It grows on the ground or up in the trees as an epiphyte in the rainforest areas of central and northeastern Madagascar. Similar to and often confused with Kalanchoe 'Wendy' and 'Lucky Bells'. Crassulaceae

 
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Kigelia africana Kigelia africana
Code: 90626
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(Syn.: Kigelia pinnata), Sausage Tree

NEW! - Rarely offered distinctive ornamental tree grown for its pendulous racemes of velvety maroon bell-shaped flowers and hanging sausage-shaped fruit. Flowers open at night in summer and are primarily bat pollinated, although insects and birds also visit the flowers. The long stalked grey gourd-like fruit is hard and inedible and can grow up to 2 feet long. Tree has a rounded shape with a spreading crown and grows up to 40 feet high on a short, squat grey trunk. The briefly semi-deciduous leaves are leathery, slightly glossy pinnately compound. Has been grown successfully in frost free Southern California gardens. Native to tropical Africa. USDA zones 9b - 11. Bignoniaceae

 
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Leonotis leonurus Leonotis leonurus
Code: 52010
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Lion's Tail

This is an erect shrub with unusual fuzzy orange tubular flowers arranged in whorls, blooming from late spring through fall. Grows 4 to 6 feet tall, but may be pruned after flowering to form a more dense and compact plant. It is striking in bloom, and looks good in a mass planting with other flowering shrubs. Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. It is drought tolerant and hardy to the low 20's, resprouting from hardened wood if frozen back. Useful in flower arrangements (burn stem bottoms to seal). Butterfly and hummingbird attractant. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 8 -11. Lamiaceae

 
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Louteridium mexicanum Louteridium mexicanum
Code: 90203
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(Syn.: Louteridium conzattii, Neolindenia mexicana), Mexican louteridium

Unusual collector's plant with odd shaped 1½ to 2 inch pale green flowers with pale purple veins. The calx is three lobed, unlike 5 in other genera of the Acanthus family. The stamens and style extend far beyond the corolla mouth. Probably bat pollinated. Grows as a shrub or soft wooded small tree, 10 to 20 feet high. Native to Mexican states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Found in wet mountain forests at elevations of 3,500 to 6,500 feet. Plant in area with plenty of moisture and protect from wind as stems are brittle. Minimum temperature of 45F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Ludisia discolor var dawsoniana Ludisia discolor var. dawsoniana
Code: 59695
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For foliage, as well as flower, said to be the most beautiful terrestrial orchid in the world. Exquisite 3 inch velvet leaves are nearly black, strikingly veined with scarlet. Tall spikes of pearly white flowers appear in winter, making a beautiful show. Compact, spreading growth; excellent for a large terrarium. Rare and beautiful. Orchidaceae

 
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Lycianthes rantonnetii Lynns Variegated Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Lynn's Variegated'
Code: 80165
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(Syn.: Solanum rantonnetii 'Lynn's Variegated'), Lynn's Variegated Potato Bush

A rare white variegated form of the common potato bush. The purplish-blue flowers are in sharp contrast to the bold variegated foliage. Easy to grow, full sun or part shade, any soil, drought tolerant. Good in containers. Looks best with regular feeding. Tip frequently to keep bushy. Hardy to U.S.D.A. zone 9. Solanaceae

 
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Lycianthes rantonnetii Royal Robe Variegata Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe Variegata'
Code: 69088
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(Syn.: Solanum rantonnetii 'Royal Robe Variegata')

Striking leaves variegated with yellow and green in contrast with the solid purple flowers. Maybe somewhat less hardy than the normal green form. Native to Argentina and Paraguay. USDA zones 9 - 11. Solanaceae

 
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Mackaya bella Mackaya bella
Code: 51901
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A beautiful shrub with slender branches bearing small dark green leaves, having mauve to white flowers in terminal racemes marked with fine purple-pink lines. Bella, meaning beautiful, refers to it's large bell-shaped flowers. It's frost tender and it is advisable to plant in a protected shady spot. Makes a nice container plant. Spring blooming. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae

 
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Malpighia coccigera Malpighia coccigera
Code: 49705
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Singapore Holly

Glossy green ½ inch holly-like leaves, compact growth, with ½ inch frilly pink fragrant flowers in summer. Edible Berries. Excellent bonsai specimen. Native to West Indies. 40F. Malpighiaceae

 
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Malpighia emarginata Manoa Sweet Malpighia emarginata 'Manoa Sweet'
Code: 52105
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(Syn.: Malpighia glabra, Malpighia punicifolia), Barbados Cherry, Acerola

Berries produced by this shrubby hybrid are one of the best sources of vitamin C known, the source of acerola vitamin C. Clusters of ½ inch pink fringed orchid-like flowers and dark green glossy leaves make it a fine ornamental as well. One of the best edibles for container culture. Native to American tropics and West Indies. Malpighiaceae

 
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Malva Purisima Malva 'Purisima'
Code: 90166
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(Syn.: Lavatera 'Purissima'), Hybrid Tree Mallow

This fast growing sprawling evergreen shrub produces an abundance of striking, tropical looking 3 inch maroon-veined lavender-pink flowers from midspring to late summer. It has large maple-like leaves. Can grow up to 8 feet high and 10 feet wide in part to full sun. Drought and frost resistant. Use for an informal hedge or specimen. Can benefit from vigorous pruning. This is a hybrid of Malva assurgentifolia from Southern California's Channel Islands and Malva venosa from Baja California, introduced by Tree of Life Nursery. Needs protection from gophers and rabbits. As a nectar source for the Painted Lady Butterfly, it's a great addition to the butterfly garden. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae

 
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Malvaviscus arboreus Malvaviscus arboreus
Code: 52150
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Turk's Cap

Sprawling evergreen shrub, related to Hibiscus, with pendant bell-shaped flowers. Part shade to full sun. 28F. This one with downy leaves, red flowers. Malvaceae

 
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Malvaviscus arboreus var mexicanus Alba Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus 'Alba'
Code: 52151
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(Syn.: Malvaviscus penduliflorus)

Sprawling evergreen shrub, related to Hibiscus, with pendant white bell-shaped flowers. Easily trained as a unique patio tree or useful as a hedge. Very drought resistant. Part shade to full sun. 28F. Malvaceae

 
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Malvaviscus arboreus var mexicanus Blush Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus 'Blush'
Code: 52154
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Sprawling evergreen shrub, related to Hibiscus, with pendant blush colored bell-shaped flowers. Easily trained as a unique patio tree or useful as a hedge. Very drought resistant. Part shade to full sun. 28F. Malvaceae

 
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Malvaviscus arboreus var mexicanus Red Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus 'Red'
Code: 52152
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Sprawling evergreen shrub, related to Hibiscus, with pendant showy red bell-shaped flowers. Easily trained as a unique patio tree or useful as a hedge. Very drought resistant. Part shade to full sun. 28F. Malvaceae

 
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Malvaviscus arboreus var mexicanus Rosea Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus 'Rosea'
Code: 52153
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Sprawling evergreen shrub, related to Hibiscus, with pendant pink bell-shaped flowers. Easily trained as a unique patio tree or useful as a hedge. Very drought resistant. Part shade to full sun. 28F. Malvaceae

 
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Manihot esculenta Variegata Manihot esculenta 'Variegata'
Code: 52120
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Variegated Tapioca

Deeply lobed leaves are beautifully variegated yellow, bordered green. Striking container plant or small tree in mild, frost free climates. Minimum temperature of 50F. Euphorbiaceae

 
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