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Thunbergia to Tradescantia



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Thunbergia

Popular with collectors, thunbergias are a large group of showy shrubs and vines with large, brightly colored, often cornucopia-shaped flowers. Shrubby types are listed below, and vining types are listed in the Vines and Climbers section. All have a long bloom season and make excellent container plants. From the old world tropics.


Thunbergia battescombei Thunbergia battescombei
Code: 66155
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Nearly everblooming with 3 inch electric blue trumpet-shaped flowers with bright yellow throats. 6 inch bright green leaves. Upright or scandent, good in containers or as a garden plant. May be cut back in early spring to make a fountain-shaped perennial. Tropical Africa. 24F. Acanthaceae

 
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Thunbergia erecta Thunbergia erecta
Code: 66160
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King's Mantle. Three inch bluish purple flowers with yellow-orange throats. Small leaves, compact, shrubby, upright. Tropical Africa. Hardy to 30F. Acanthaceae

 
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Thunbergia erecta Alba Thunbergia erecta 'Alba'
Code: 66162
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A beautiful pure white form of the species, nodding flowers with yellow-orange throat. Compact. Flowers repeatedly throughout the year. 30F. Acanthaceae

 
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Thunbergia erecta Fairy Moon Thunbergia erecta 'Fairy Moon'
Code: 66163
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Soft blue-lavender flowers combined with a yellow throat and white-edged petals. A sport of T. erecta. A robust grower to 3 feet, flowering spring through fall. Probably hardy to 32F. Acanthaceae

 
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Tibouchina

A large group of shrubby plants and trees, often with large showy flowers in iridescent shades of deep purple and violet and large velvety leaves. Excellent in containers or as garden plants in mild climates. They prefer humus-rich acid soil, plenty of moisture, good drainage, and acid fertilizers. Tropical America.


Tibouchina clavata Tibouchina clavata
Code: 66257
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(Syn.: Tibouchina elegans), Glory Bush, Lasiandra, Bears Ear. A 3 to 7 foot showy shrub with silvery green, pubescent leaves. It blooms spring, summer, and fall with clusters of purple flowers about 1½ inches across. Stamens with distinctive long, eyelash-like appendages. Needs some pruning to shape. Plenty of light to bloom. Native to Brazil. Melastomataceae

 
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Tibouchina grandifolia Tibouchina grandifolia
Code: 66324
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(Misapplied: Tibouchina grandiflora), Giant Tibouchina, Large Leaf Glory Flower. Sometimes sold as Tibouchina grandiflora, an incorrect name for this very large-leafed Tibouchina. Huge furry ovate leaves frame a spectacular display of 1½ inch dark purple flowers produced on large panicles in late summer into fall. Will grow 5 to 6 feet tall in partial shade. Similar to Tibouchina heteromalla but leaves much larger. It's popular in Florida. Native to Brazil. USDA zones 10 - 11. Melastomataceae

 
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Tibouchina heteromalla Tibouchina heteromalla
Code: 66323
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Large Leafed Glory Bush. Spectacular 4 by 7 inch ovate green leaves with silvery undersides. 1½ inch purple flowers are borne in showy, upright clusters in spring and summer. This large leaved species blooms well in Northern California, prefering cool coastal climates. A beautiful foliage plant even when out of bloom. It makes a fine container specimen. Brazil. Melastomataceae

 
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Tibouchina urvilleana Tibouchina urvilleana
Code: 66320
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(Syn.: Tibouchina semidecandra), Princess Flower. One of the most free flowering, with clusters of large 3 inch iridescent royal purple flowers and velvety 3 to 6 inch long leaves. Our plants are from selected large flowered forms in cultivation in Hawaii, and are especially showy. Excellent outdoors in California and other mild climates. In flower much of the year, spectacular in summer and fall. Brazil. 27F. Melastomataceae

 
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Tibouchina urvilleana Athens Blue Tibouchina urvilleana 'Athens Blue'
Code: 90188
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(Syn.: Tibouchina urvilleana 'Compacta'), Athens Blue Princess Flower. This is a refined more compact selection of the princess flower with a more tightly branching habit. Profusion of royal purple flowers from late spring through fall. This evergreen shrub with dark green velvety leaves and reddish venation can grow to 7 feet and wide unpruned. Plant in a protected location in full sun or part shade. Needs regular watering, rich organic soil, and feeding with acid-type fertilizer. Mulch to keep the roots cool. Attracts butterflies. USDA zones 9b - 11. Melastomataceae

 
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Tillandsia usneoides Tillandsia usneoides
Code: 90350
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Spanish moss is the classic image of the deep South as it hangs from Southern Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees. This easy to grow epiphytic bromeliad thrives in warm, humid shady locations with tiny green and yellow flowers. Grow it in a greenhouse or use as a patio plant hanging from tree branches. Just drape it on an on a branch or overhang and sprinkle with water a couple of times a week in dry weather. Can also be used as a decorative element in floral arrangements, etc. Propagated by simply dividing the strands and hanging where desired. Native to southern United States and the tropics of South America. USDA zones 8 - 12. Supplied in a generous clump about the size of a football. Bromeliaceae

 
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Tradescantia Baby Bunny Bellies Tradescantia 'Baby Bunny Bellies'
Code: 80088
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Trailing wandering jew with velvety green leaves and soft downy purple undersides like a baby rabbit's belly. Must be touched to appreciate its silky texture. A wonderful trailing plant for baskets, mixed patio containers, or ground cover. Grows 4 to 8 inches in full or partial sun. Easily propagated from cuttings. Commelinaceae

 
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Tradescantia pallida Kartuz Giant Tradescantia pallida 'Kartuz Giant'
Code: 71948
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(Syn.: Setcreasea purpurea, Tradescantia hybrida 'Biltmore Estate'),
Giant Purple Heart Wandering Jew. Unusual giant leaf form that we have offered for many years. Stunning broad purple leaves, lilac-pink flowers. Easy ground cover for tropical areas. Commelinaceae

 
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Tradescantia sillamontana Tradescantia sillamontana
Code: 90155
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White Gossamer Plant, White Velvet Wandering Jew, Cobweb Spiderwort. This charming basket plant has grayish green leaves densely covered in silvery white cobwebs. Magenta-pink flowers in summer. Can grow 10 inches high by 18 inches wide as a ground cover. Give it bright shade or sun and avoid overwatering. Briefly dies back in winter. Native to the mountains of northern Mexico. USDA zones 7 - 10. Commelinaceae

 
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Tradescantia zebrina Tradescantia zebrina
Code: 71947
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(Syn.: Tradescantia pendula 'Quadricolor'), Multicolored Inch Plant. Stunning metallic purple leaves striped pink and white. Commelinaceae

 
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