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Sparmannia africana Sparmannia africana
Code: 65406
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African Linden

Large heart-shaped felted leaves with clusters of 2 inch white flowers. An interesting oddity is that the yellow stamens spread open when touched. A favorite houseplant in Europe. Grows 10 to 20 feet high. Use for a tropical effect. Best in partial shade. Frost tender. Native to South Africa. Formally of the Tiliaceae family, which is now included in Malvaceae. Malvaceae

 
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Sphagneticola trilobata Texas Gold Sphagneticola trilobata 'Texas Gold'
Code: 73871
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(Syn.: Wedelia trilobata 'Outenreath Gold')
West Indian Creeper, Creeping Oxeye, Singapore Daisy

Fast growing subtropical ground cover. Leaves are green brightly splashed with yellow with golden colored daisy flowers. Asteraceae

 
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Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Code: 80030
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Blue Porterweed

Spreading tropical perennial to 2 feet high with spikes of blue flowers that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow in part shade to full sun. Native to southern Florida. USDA zones 10 - 11. Verbenaceae

 
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Stachytarpheta mutabilis Stachytarpheta mutabilis
Code: 80029
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Coral Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed

Robust tropical perennial to 4 feet with spikes of coral flowers. Part shade to full sun. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. We formerly listed it as Stachytarpheta speciosa. USDA zones 10 - 11. Verbenaceae

 
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Stachytarpheta Purple Hybrid Stachytarpheta - Purple Hybrid
Code: 90416
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Purple Porterweed

The deep ½" purple flowers are sure to lure butterflies and hummingbirds to this tropical perennial. Growing to 3 feet high and wide, it blooms continuously from spring to fall. Plant in part shade to full sun. This form appeared as a chance seedling in the nursery. Stachytarpheta species commonly hybridize with each other. This is probably a cross between Stachytarpheta jamaicensis and Stachytarpheta mutabilis. USDA zones 10 - 11. Verbenaceae

 
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Stachytarpheta sanguinea Stachytarpheta sanguinea
Code: 69096
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(Syn.: Stachytarpheta microphylla), Red Compact Porterweed

Compact tropical perennial with dark green foliage and numerous spikes of bright red flowers from Brazil. Grows up to 2 feet high. Plant in part shade to full sun. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. We formerly listed it as Stachytarpheta sp. Red Compacta. USDA zones 10 - 11. Verbenaceae

 
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Stenotaphrum secundatum Variegatum Stenotaphrum secundatum 'Variegatum'
Code: 80019
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Variegated St. Augustine Grass

Ornamental grass striped white and green. Basket or ground cover. Poaceae

 
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Strelitzia nicolai Strelitzia nicolai
Code: 90537
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Giant White Bird of Paradise

Tall growing banana-like plant forming huge clumps of stems to 30 feet high. The 6 to 8 foot leaves are gray-green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. The large uniquely beautiful flowers are composed of dark blue bracts, white sepals, and tongues of light blue. The blooms usually emerge from the base of the leaf fan. Plant in rich, moist soil with good drainage in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of light frost. Powerful roots are best kept away from buildings and it should not be planted in expensive pots. Suckers can be removed to give it a palm tree silhouette. Makes an impressive indoor plant if given enough room, but unlikely to bloom indoors. 2¾" pots. USDA zones 9 - 11. Strelitziaceae

 
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Streptosolen jamesonii Streptosolen jamesonii
Code: 52471
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Scrambled Egg Bush

Evergreen spreading shrub covered with colorful yellow to orange flowers, small leaves. Striking when spilling over walls. Full sun or part shade with regular watering. Native to open woodland area of the Andes. 32F. Solanaceae

 
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Strobilanthes dyerianus Strobilanthes dyerianus
Code: 65653
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Persian Shield

A beautiful and unique foliage plant with 6 inch long ovate leaves shimmering with iridescent shades of blue, purple and silver. ¼th inch violet flowers in terminal spikes, compact growth. Very striking. Warm conditions suit it best. Burma. 32F. Acanthaceae

 
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Strobilanthes hamiltoniana Strobilanthes hamiltoniana
Code: 75023
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(Syn.: Strobilanthes flaccidifolius, incorrectly named: Strobilanthes cusia), Chinese Rain Bell

Showy clusters of dangling rosy pink flowers in fall and winter. The glossy dark green leaves have distinctive rib-like veins and edges. This evergreen shrub often grows as an open shrub 3 to 5 feet high. Prune the plant to keep it compact after blooming. Part shade, moist soil, needs frost protection. Acanthaceae

 
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Strobilanthes maculata Strobilanthes maculata
Code: 90530
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Green Shield, Spotted Strobilanthes

NEW! - The lush olive green leaves on this tropical perennial are decorated with silvery plumes on either side of the midrib, as if applied with a paintbrush. This leaf pattern can become more pronounced when grown in deeper shade. The 4 inch long leaves are opposite, lanceolate, and serrated and the small tubular flowers are purple fading to almost white at the base. Grows fast up to 4 feet high. To maintain a more compact form, pinch stems to encourage branching. Likes warm, humid conditions and is frost-tender. Very dry air can cause browning of the leaf edges. Give it shade, rich soil, regular watering and fertilizer, with reduced water in winter. Can be grown as a house or conservatory plant. This plant is often sold as Strobilanthes lactata. Native to India's Himalayas. USDA zones 9-11. Acanthaceae

 
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Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana
Code: 90543
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NEW! - As June arrives, this uncommon beauty begins its show of tubular, curved, 1½ inch lavender-blue flowers, which resemble those of Penstemon. The flowers appear in clusters at the tops of each stem and by midsummer, the plant is practically covered in blooms continuing until fall. It's a fast growing evergreen perennial with attractive, deep green leaves along upright, green stems and grows to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide, forming a dense bushy mound. It may be pruned back after flowering to keep it compact. It needs part shade, average moisture, and rich soil. In the right conditions, it's a long-lived plant and is able to withstand some amount of frost. Native to the subtropical forests of the Himalayas. USDA zones 8 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Strobilanthes persicifolia Strobilanthes persicifolia
Code: 90465
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(Syn.: Strobilanthes anisophyllus, Strobilanthes isophyllus), Goldfussia, Willow Leaf Strobilanthes

NEW! - Goldfussia is an evergreen shrub-like perennial, uncommon in the US, but popular in Australian gardens. It has glossy, slim leaves, which are an attractive dark purple in color. Small curved lavender trumpet-like flowers appear in winter, and intermittently the rest of the year. For the deepest leaf color, it should be grown in full sun, but is perfectly happy and will bloom in part shade. It is best suited to warm, humid conditions and prefers rich, well-drained soil. It grows up to 4 feet tall and should be pruned after flowering to promote bushiness. It makes an excellent purple colored low hedge or border. Frost tender. USDA zones 9b - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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Strobilanthes sp Orizaba Strobilanthes sp. Orizaba
Code: 69165
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Orizaba Strobilanthes

Named after Gary Hammer's nursery near the Orizaba volcano in Mexico, comes this unidentified Strobilanthes landscape shrub for warm climates. Dark purplish-green leaves to 6 inches long with purple underneath. Grows 6 feet high in partial shade with plenty of moisture. Use as a purplish background shrub. Has survived light frost with no harm in USDA zone 9B. Strobilanthes species are native to Asia. Acanthaceae

 
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Stromanthe thalia Stromanthe thalia
Code: 69094
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(Syn.: Stromanthe sanguinea)

Dark green leaves, wine red reverse, arranged in fans to 4 feet. Bright orange-red flower spikes. This is a lush foliage plant for a shady tropical landscape. Tolerates dense shade, hardy to 27F. USDA zones 9 - 11. Marantaceae

 
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Syncolostemon Candy Kisses Syncolostemon 'Candy Kisses'
Code: 90558
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(Syn.: Hemizygia 'Candy Kisses')

NEW! - This is a delightful perennial shrub with small brightly colored variegated green and white leaves with contrasting dark purple stems. From late summer to early spring, this Plectranthus relative is covered with sprays of pink salvia-like flowers. Grows upright to 18 inches high and wide. Give it a warm, frost free location with rich, well drained soil in part to full sun. Prune off flowers heads after blooming. Ideal for use as an accent or container plant. Australian hybrid of a South African native plant. USDA zones 9 - 11. Lamiaceae

 
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Tabernaemontana divaricata Flore Pleno Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno'
Code: 65855
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(Syn.: Ervatamia coronaria, Tabernaemontana coronaria), Butterfly Gardenia

Fragrant 1½ inch double flowers produced all year. Handsome glossy leaves, compact growth. Popular throughout the world and easy to grow. Excellent container plant. India. 32F. Apocynaceae

 
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Talipariti elatum Talipariti elatum
Code: 90231
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(Syn.: Hibiscus elatus), Blue Mahoe, Cuban Bast

This large tree has a straight trunk and a broad crown growing fast to 75 feet. The brilliant 4 inch blossoms open orange-red fading to dark maroon by the end of the day. Heart-shaped leaves are up to 8 inches wide. It provides a beautiful and durable hardwood which is used for fine woodworking, such as cabinet making, furniture, carvings, and musical instruments. There is an article about the tree here, which is growing in the City of Los Angeles. Native of Cuba and Jamaica and naturalized in Puerto Rico. USDA zones 9b - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Talipariti glabrum Talipariti glabrum
Code: 90560
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(Syn: Hibiscus glaber), Mountain Hao, Mountain Haw Tree

NEW! - This rare small shrubby tree is similar to Talipariti tiliaceum (Sea Hibiscus). It differs mainly in leaf and petal formation. The medium green heart-shaped leaves contrast nicely to the 3" bright yellow flowers. Flowers have a reddish central spot and deepen to orange as they age. Blooms in summer and fall. Grows up to 10 feet tall. Like Talipariti tiliaceum, this plant does well in subtropical coastal locations exposed to salty air and winds. It prefers full sun and rich, well-drained soil, and makes a good specimen bush, small tree, or can be trimmed as a hedge. Native to the Bonin Islands (Okinawa island group), which are subtropical oceanic islands in the northwestern Pacific. Talipariti glabrum evolved from Talipariti tiliaceum due to the geographic isolation of these islands. There the tree is harvested for local use of its wood. USDA zones 9 - 12. Malvaceae

 
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Talipariti tiliaceum Talipariti tiliaceum
Code: 90235
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(Syn.: Hibiscus tiliaceus), Sea Hibiscus, Hau Tree

Medium sized gnarled tree with large heart-shaped leaves and yellow hibiscus-like flowers fading to a burnt orange color when they fall in the evening. Widely planted along tropical coastal areas. Unlike its variegated form, it has some frost resistance. Native to the South Pacific. USDA zones 9 - 12. Malvaceae

 
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Talipariti tiliaceum Tricolor Talipariti tiliaceum 'Tricolor'
Code: 51679
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(Syn.: Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Variegated'), Tricolor Sea Hibiscus, Variegated Hau Tree, Mahoe 'Tricolor'

This is the variegated variety of the Hawaiian Hau Tree, Talipariti tiliaceum, with striking multicolored leaves of red, pink, white and green. Flowers are hibiscus-like, which open yellow in the morning, fading to red by day's end. It normally grows as a shrubby, thicket-forming plant, but the trunk can be cleaned up to make a small or medium-sized tree. Great as a container plant for its colorful foliage. Takes seaside plantings as it tolerates salt spray. It needs warmth in winter, since this 'Tricolor' variety is very intolerant to cold and frost. Minimum temperature about 45F. Native to the South Pacific. USDA zones 10 - 12. Malvaceae

 
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Talipariti tiliaceum var purpurascens Talipariti tiliaceum var. purpurascens
Code: 90559
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(Syn.: Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Rubra', 'Purpurea'), Red Cottonwood, Purple Hau Tree

NEW! - A different leaf selection of the common Hawaiian Hau tree with evergreen heart-shaped leaves of a beautiful bronzy-purple color and small orangy-brown hibiscus-like flowers. In the tropics it grows to 20 feet high, sprawling as wide. It can be trained into a dense round street tree, used as a windbreak, or as an attractive specimen plant. Best grown in full sun in moist, well drained soil. Grows along the seacoast and can tolerate salt spray. Very frost tender. Minimum temperature about 45F. Native to the South Pacific. USDA zones 10 - 12. Malvaceae

 
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Tecoma capensis Golden Tecoma capensis 'Golden'
Code: 66007
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(Syn.: Tecomaria capensis 'Golden'), Cape Honeysuckle

Brilliant clusters of tubular trumpet-shaped flowers, and glossy green pinnate foliage distinguish the cape honeysuckles listed below. They can be trained as vines, but are better looking when kept shrubby. In bright bloom all summer and fall, they are durable plants and easy to grow. Hummingbird favorite. South Africa.

This cultivar with golden-orange flowers. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma capensis Hammers Rose Tecoma capensis 'Hammer's Rose'
Code: 66008
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(Syn.: Tecomaria capensis 'Hammers Rose'), Cape Honeysuckle

Large clusters of honeysuckle flowers, a beautiful soft shade of salmon rose. Dark green foliage. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma capensis Lutea Tecoma capensis 'Lutea'
Code: 66009
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(Syn.: Tecomaria capensis 'Lutea'), Cape Honeysuckle

This superior yellow flowered selection is shrubby and compact, with clusters of clear yellow flowers and lighter green foliage. An excellent container plant. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma capensis Orange Tecoma capensis 'Orange'
Code: 66005
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(Syn.: Tecomaria capensis 'Orange'), Cape Honeysuckle

Large bright clusters of orange flowers, glossy green foliage. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma capensis Red Tecoma capensis 'Red'
Code: 66006
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(Syn.: Tecomaria capensis 'Red'), Cape Honeysuckle

Deep red-orange flowers, glossy dark green foliage, typical form of species. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma stans Gold Star Tecoma stans 'Gold Star'
Code: 68958
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Spectacular heat-tolerant Texas native with striking masses of golden yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers that blooms at an early age. Because of it's more compact size and longer blooming period, this selection is recommended for containers to accent entry and patio, also in mass plantings. Full sun. Hardy to USDA zone 9.

These are seed grown and appear to be identical to the parent Tecoma 'Gold Star', but may have slight variation. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma stans x Sunburst Tecoma stans x 'Sunburst'
Code: 65959
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Long bloom period, with spikes of orange-yellow flowers from spring to fall. It has a burnished copper color on the flower buds and the back of the inflorescence. Grows to 8 feet. Bignoniaceae

 
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Tecoma x Orange Jubilee Tecoma x 'Orange Jubilee'
Code: 65960
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The rich green, lush looking foliage with it's clusters of 2½ inch long orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers gives a subtropical appearance. Upright shrub to 12 feet tall. Fairly hardy. Foliage can be damaged with temperatures in the mid-20's. Root hardy to the mid-teens. Bignoniaceae

 
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