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Ruttya fruticosa Orange Dragon Ruttya fruticosa 'Orange Dragon'
Code: 64255
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Clusters of unusual two lipped bright orange flowers with glossy black centers throughout the year. Eastern tropical Africa. 28F. Acanthaceae

 
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Ruttya ovata Ruttya ovata
Code: 80194
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Unusual South African shrub with dense, many-flowered, terminal clusters of white flowers with purplish red spots in the throat. The very narrow bracteoles and calyx lobes give a fuzzy appearance to the flowers. Grows 6 to 8 feet high. Blooms in summer. Plant in full sun or light shade. Takes some cold down to 28F. USDA zones 9b - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Ruttyruspolia Phyllis van Heerden x Ruttyruspolia 'Phyllis van Heerden'
Code: 64230
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Clusters of star-shaped dusky rose flowers all summer. Compact shrub to 3 feet with small pointed leaves. Plant in light shade with regular irrigation. Hardy to 28F. USDA zones 9b - 12. Considered to be a South African intergeneric hybrid of Ruspolia hypocrateriformis and Ruttya ovata. Sometimes misidentified and listed as pink ruspolia. Acanthaceae

 
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Sanchezia parvibracteata Sanchezia parvibracteata
Code: 54265
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(Syn.: Sanchezia glaucophylla, Sanchezia nobilis), Small-Bracted Sanchezia. Glossy green leaves with bright yellow netting. A selected compact form with small golden tubular flowers, green bracts. 35F. Acanthaceae

 
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Sanchezia sanmartinensis Sanchezia sanmartinensis
Code: 54267
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Rare tropical Sanchezia from Peru with solid green leaves covered with short, fine hairs. Tubular red flowers emerge from the russet-red hairy bracts. As with the other Sanchezias, we suggest planting in a frost-free location with rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to part-shade. Too new to know its climate range, but probably USDA zones 10b - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Sanchezia speciosa Sanchezia speciosa
Code: 54266
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(Syn.: Sanchezia spectabilis), Large-Bracted Sanchezia. Glossy green leaves with yellow to cream veins with tubular yellow flowers enclosed by russet-red bracts. Great for tropical background planting. This is a tall growing form to 10 feet tall from Ecuador and Peru. Plant in frost free location, rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to part shade. Acanthaceae

 
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Sauropus androgynus Sauropus androgynus
Code: 80196
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Sweet Leaf Bush, Katuk. Culturally, sweet leaf bush has been a popular leafy vegetable in Southeast Asia. It was added to salads and stir-fry for its sweet, nutty flavor and high nutritional value.

Recently, it has been discovered that consuming large amounts of it can cause serious ill effects, including an incurable lung disease. In Taiwan, it is now banned for human consumption. The regional government of Hong Kong also advises against consumption, especially raw, the juice, or in large amounts.

We have a few plants available that might be of interest for use in an ethnobotanical display, for research purposes, or for the horticulturally curious. We do not recommend it for consumption. Grows 3 to 9 feet. Sun or part shade, adequate moisture. USDA zones 11 - 12. Native to South East Asia. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)

 
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Schaueria flavicoma Schaueria flavicoma
Code: 72105
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(Syn.: Schaueria calicotricha). Produces 4 inch yellow brush-like bracts with pale yellow flowers. Subshrub to 4 feet. Grow in part shade, moist soil. Brazil. Protect from frost. Acanthaceae

 
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Schefflera arboricola Janine Schefflera arboricola 'Janine'
Code: 80150
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Unusual Schefflera with small frilly leaves, beautifully variegated in green and lime-white. Very easy to grow. Even though it can grow to 10 feet, it can be easily trained as a much smaller excellent bonsai specimen. Part shade, average gardening conditions, and protection from frost. Species native to Taiwan. USDA zones 9 - 11. Araliaceae

 
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Schizolobium parahyba Schizolobium parahyba
Code: 90210
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Brazilian Fern Tree, Tower Tree. This spectacular flowering tree is crowned with masses of golden blooms in early spring. It's one of the fastest growing trees in the world, easily growing 6 feet a year to an eventual height of 40 feet (100 feet in the tropics). With the huge 3 foot long bipinnate feathery leaves, it has the appearance of a large tree fern when young. Briefly deciduous just before flowering. Loves heat, needs good drainage, and is drought tolerant. Frost sensitive when young. For a distictive textural look, it can be pruned to size for growing in a large warm greenhouse or patio garden. This forest canopy tree is native from Southern Mexico to Brazil. USDA zones 10 - 12. Fabaceae, subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

 
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Selaginella vogelii
Code: 40048
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Miniature plant with upright fern-like fronds. Compact, beautiful. Requires a contained atmosphere (terrarium culture). (F,D,T,H) Salaginellaceae

 
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Sida fallax Black Coral Sida fallax 'Black Coral'
Code: 65116
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Dwarf Hawaiian upright small shrub with single golden orange flowers and dark stems. Malvaceae

 
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Sida fallax Kaneohe Gold Sida fallax 'Kaneohe Gold'
Code: 65115
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Golden Ilima. Charming dwarf Hawaiian shrub, whose flowers are prized for making bright golden leis that in historical times only chiefs were allowed to wear. Semi-double 1 inch golden flowers, like tiny hibiscus, produced all year long. Easily kept at 12 inches high, it's an excellent and distinctive container plant. 25F. Malvaceae

 
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Solanum laciniatum Solanum laciniatum
Code: 80080
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Kangaroo Apple, Poroporo. Native to Australia and New Zealand, the common name refers to the leaf shape which resembles a kangaroo's footprint. Kangaroo apple is a beautiful soft-wooded evergreen shrub with ornate deep purple flowers, 2 inches wide, blooming summer through fall. It is fast growing to 6 feet tall in rich soil, but relatively short-lived. For the home gardener, it is an ideal quick growing screen plant while slower shrubs are being established. The Kangaroo apple is subtropical and can be grown in areas where frost is minimal. Grow as an annual elsewhere. Sun to part shade.

Fruit is small, orange, egg-shaped. Although the ripe fruit was eaten raw or cooked by native peoples, the leaves and green unripe berries will burn the mouth and are best considered to be poisonous. Solanaceae

 
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Solanum muricatum 'Vista'
Code: 65264
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An upright, green stemmed selection that may set fruit better on its own. Bright green leaves. Big fruit, attractive purple flowers. Solanaceae

 
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Suessenguthia multisetosa Suessenguthia multisetosa
Code: 90245
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(Syn.: Ruellia multisetosa), Columbian Petunia, Bolivian Violet. This beautiful sprawling shrub produces bright trumpet-shaped purplish pink flowers in spring to early summer. Can be pruned as a 4 to 5 foot shrub or allowed to scramble with support up to 15 feet. With its deep green foliage and eye-catching 3 inch flowers, it makes a great background shrub in the tropical landscape. Give sun to light shade (best), good drainage, and rich moist soil. Fast growing. Hardy to 30F. Try it as a protected container plant elsewhere. Found growing along stream banks in its native Bolivia. USDA zones 9b - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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