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Achetaria azurea Achetaria azurea
Code: 61005
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(Syn.: Otacanthus azureus, Otacanthus caeruleus), Amazon-Blue, Brazilian Snapdragon

Unsurpassed for blue flower color in winter or summer garden, this compact shrublet covers itself with 1 inch snapdragon-like flowers of the brightest blue. A must for collectors of blue flowered plants. Can be used for cut flower bouquets and arrangements. Brazil. Hardy to 28F. Plantaginaceae

 
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Medinilla cumingii Medinilla cumingii
Code: 52156
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(Syn.: Medinilla cummingii, Medinilla teysmannii), Chandelier Tree

Large pendant clusters of bright pink flowers followed by showy clusters of blue berries. Similar to Medinilla magnifica but without the pink bracts. Blooms spring through fall. Handsome leathery leaves on this shrubby epiphytic plant. Philippines. Hardy to 35F. Often misspelled as Medinilla cummingii. Melastomataceae

 
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Medinilla sedifolia Medinilla sedifolia
Code: 52158
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A beautiful but little known species for terrarium or small hanging basket, this elegant rare plant is slow growing and spectacular in bloom. In winter and spring 1 inch waxy flowers of bright magenta pink nearly cover the dark green foliage of closely set ¼th inch waxy leaves. Likes warmth, humidity. (F,D,T,B) Melastomataceae

 
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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Code: 52460
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A magnificent herbaceous shrub with large ovate leaves and great erect heads of red bracts, white flowers in winter. 30F. Acanthaceae

 
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Metarungia longistrobus Metarungia longistrobus
Code: 80195
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(Syn.: Macrorungia longistrobus), Sunbird Bush, Orange Lips

Uncommon South African shrub with unusual candle-shaped spikes with burnt orange shrimp-like flowers. Flowering occurs during late summer and fall. Evergreen growing to 5 feet high and wide with gray-green leaves. Can tolerate a light frost, is drought resistant, and fast growing. Plant in full sun to part shade. A light pruning in winter will encourage a bushier plant with more flowers, as blooms appear on the ends of branches. Attracts nectar loving birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Probably USDA zones 9 - 10. Acanthaceae

 
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Nephrolepis exaltata Elzevir Nephrolepis exaltata 'Elzevir'
Code: 40049
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Minature Fluffy Ruffles Fern

Tiny, irregularly fringed fronds, dense, compact habit to 5 inches. This is the only fern cultivar that remains small enough to be suitable for small terrarium. Nephrolepidaceae (formerly Polypodiaceae)

 
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Odontonema callistachyum Lavender Odontonema callistachyum 'Lavender'
Code: 69161
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Lavender Firestick

Fast growing large, showy evergreen shrub to 10 feet. Spikes of upright panicles of lavender tubular flowers from midsummer through winter. Sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as summer annual. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to Mexico. Acanthaceae

 
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Odontonema callistachyum Purple Odontonema callistachyum 'Purple'
Code: 69091
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Purple Firestick

Fast growing large, showy evergreen shrub to 10 feet. Spikes of upright panicles of purple tubular flowers from midsummer through winter. Sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as a summer annual. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to Mexico. Acanthaceae

 
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Odontonema cuspidatum Odontonema cuspidatum
Code: 69090
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(Syn.: Odontonema strictum), Brazilian Firestick

Large shrub with glossy green leaves and bright red flower spikes. Grows to 6 feet in sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as a summer annual. Hummingbirds love it. Native to Central America. Acanthaceae

 
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Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Code: 80017
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Black Mondo Grass

Distinctive purplish-black grassy leaves with small violet-white flowers, followed by globular bluish-black berries. Height 6 to 9 inches. Grows well in a container or useful as a slow growing ground cover. Give rich, humusy soil with adequate moisture. Part shade or sun for darkest color. Originally native to Japan and Korea, the black form was developed in England. USDA zones 6 - 10. Asparagaceae

 
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Pachira glabra Pachira glabra
Code: 80057
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(Syn.: Bombax glabra), Malabar Chestnet, Money or Lucky Tree

A small evergreen tree, it makes an ideal potted indoor plant, bonsai, or outdoor specimen with a caudiciform trunk and is grown for its delicious seeds, which can be eaten either raw or roasted. Roasted they taste like chestnuts or cashews, raw they taste like peanuts and keep for months in a cool, dry place. The large, white, self-fertile flowers display spectacular clusters of 4 inch cream-white stamens. Plant in frost free location, well-drained soil, and in part shade to full sun. Tropical America. Malvaceae

 
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Pachystachys lutea Pachystachys lutea
Code: 52312
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Yellow Lollipop Plant

Candle-like terminal clusters of brilliant yellow bracts with white flowers. Plant in sunny location in rich, moist soil. Tropical, minimum 40F. Peru. Acanthaceae

 
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Pachystachys spicata Pachystachys spicata
Code: 52310
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(Syn.: Pachystachys coccinea), Cardinal's Guard

Large terminal clusters of brilliant red flowers, green bracts. Dark green elliptic leaves. Plant in shady location, fertile, well-drained, moist soil. Native to South America. Tropical. Minimum temperature of 40F. There is some confusion between this botanical name and that of Pachystachys coccinea. Some sources indicate that these names are synonyms, others as different species. To us, the images of the plants of each look identical. Acanthaceae

 
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Pavonia missionum Pavonia missionum
Code: 90168
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Red Mallow

NEW! - Uncommon evergreen shrub, growing about 5 feet high and wide, with abundant 1½ inch vibrant orange-red flowers centered with golden stamens from late winter through summer. The 2½ inch leaves are aromatic, lobed, and slightly hairy with the presence of a sticky resin. An easy plant to mix with other flowering shrubs or as a container plant that is enjoyed by butterflies. Plant in full sun or light shade with average watering. It's tender, but has reportedly survived temperatures in the mid twenties. Native to southern Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. USDA zones 8 - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Pavonia x gledhillii Rosea Pavonia x gledhillii 'Rosea'
Code: 62140
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(Syn.: Pavonia multiflora, Triplochlamys multiflora - both incorrectly applied), Brazilian Candles

Showy long lasting feathery carmine red bracts held upright in candelabra fashion. Narrow dark green foliage. Grows 4 to 5 feet high. Give morning sun, afternoon shade. Apparently this is a 19th Century hybrid of Pavonia makoyana and Pavonia multiflora. Native to Brazil. Minimum temperature of 32F. USDA zones 9b - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Pellionia pulchra Pellionia pulchra
Code: 90151
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Satin Pellionia

Great trailing indoor plant for basket or terrarium. Showy leaves are dark veined with an olive-green background, purple underside. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. This is now listed by botanists as a variation of Pellionia repens. Urticaceae

 
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Pellionia repens Pellionia repens
Code: 90152
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(Syn.: Pellionia daveauana), Watermelon Pellionia

Grown for the beauty of its leaves, it makes an ideal basket or terrarium plant. Showy leaves are purplish-brown on the edges with a deep green surface and a light green center. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. Urticaceae

 
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Plowmania nyctaginoides Plowmania nyctaginoides
Code: 50419
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(Syn.: Brunfelsia nyctaginoides), Chiapas Red Trumpet

This rare plant is a very unusual Brunfelsia relative with racemes of small tubular red-orange flowers from spring to fall. Grows as a scandent upright bushy plant to 3 feet, but needs some support, or try it as a hanging basket plant. Requires well-drained soil rich in organic matter, part shade. Hummingbirds love it. Suitable for frost-free areas where summers are relatively cool, such as California coastal areas. Hails from the cloud forests of the volcanic mountains of southern Mexico and Guatemala at 4,000 to 9,000 feet elevation. USDA zones 9 - 11. Solanaceae

 
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