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Gesneriads


The Gesneriad family consists of over 3,000 species and over 133 genera. It was named after 16th century Swiss naturalist Konrad von Gesner. Most gesneriads are from tropical parts of the world.

Some of the most common plants in this genera are the Cupid's Bower (Achimenes), Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus), Flame Violet (Episcia), Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus), African Violet (Saintpaulia), Florist Gloxinia (Sinningia), and Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus).

Achimenes rhizomes will be offered for 2023, available from February through April.
There will be no pre-orders. Please check back in February to order.




Aeschynanthus Big Apple Aeschynanthus 'Big Apple'
Code: 10315
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Clusters of deep red tubular flowers all year. Tapered dark green leaves, compact upright habit. (F,B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Aeschynanthus Collection Aeschynanthus Collection
Code: C105
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Aeschynanthus Fireworks Aeschynanthus 'Fireworks'
Code: 10308
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Large spectacular upright clusters of bright red flowers. Dark green tapered leaves. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Aeschynanthus pulcher Aeschynanthus pulcher
Code: 10312
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Clusters of large scarlet-red flowers emerge from green and purple striped calyces. Closely set oval leaves on compact trailer. Very free flowering, easy. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Alsobia San Miguel Alsobia 'San Miguel'
Code: 10418
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Striking fringed creamy white flowers profusely spotted purple. Small soft oval leaves. Trailing, stoloniferous, easy. (Schwarz), (F,B,D). Gesneriaceae

If sold out, we recommend the similar Alsobia 'Iris August' instead.


 
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Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection
Code: C107
Price: $26.95
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe carnosa Codonanthe carnosa
Code: 10352
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Delightful waxy white flowers are strongly scented. Small round dark foliage, trailing. Lovely. (F, B, W) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe devosiana Zizo Codonanthe devosiana 'Zizo'
Code: 90583
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Compact easy growing trailer with many white flowers followed by attractive orange berries. Give this epiphyte good drainage and a semi-shady spot. Native to the Atlantic forests of southeast Brazil. (F, B)

 
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Codonanthe elegans
Code: 10354
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Appealing yellow-throated, waxy white flowers, larger than most codonanthe. Glossy apple-green leaves with deep red center vein. Compact, trailing, easy. Very ornamental. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe Tommy Codonanthe 'Tommy'
Code: 90650
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New! This Codonanthe is festooned with numerous white flowers with speckled throats. The small pointed deep green waxy leaves with reddish reverse are densly packed on graceful pendant stems. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonatanthus Vista xCodonatanthus 'Vista'
Code: 10358
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Baby pink flowers with creamy gold face. Small glossy leaves distinctively blotched deep red. Full compact habit. Almost always in bloom. Largest flowered xCodonatanthus. (Worley) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Collection Columnea Collection
Code: C109
Price: $26.95
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Crimson Spike Columnea 'Crimson Spike'
Code: 10207
Price: $9.95

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Clusters of crimson-rose flowers on upright stems, smooth pointed leaves. (Kartuz) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Diablo Columnea 'Diablo'
Code: 90425
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Small dark green pointed leaves, trailing. Big red flowers in abundance all year. (Kartuz) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea gloriosa Superba Columnea gloriosa 'Superba'
Code: 10211
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Immense hooded red flowers along trailing stems. Very small dark purple foliage. One of the most beautiful species. Greenhouse culture recommended. (B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Sherbet Columnea 'Orange Sherbet'
Code: 10206
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Quantities of large flaming orange flowers produced all year on this vigorous, trailing plant. Small bright green leaves. (Schwarz) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Spike Columnea 'Orange Spike'
Code: 10219
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Clusters of orange flowers on upright stems, smooth pointed leaves. Gesneriaceae

 
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Drymonia chiribogana Drymonia chiribogana
Code: 90640
Price: $14.95

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New! From the rainforests of Ecuador comes this unusual foliage plant of olive green leathery leaves with silver veins. These thick leathery leaves grow about 5 to 8 inches long and have a satiny sheen. Grows upright to 4 feet tall and blooms on old growth with 1½ inch tubular purple flowers with yellow & red markings on the inside. It prefers bright, filtered light and a well-draining soil mix that is allowed to get slightly dry between waterings. It's an easy to grow houseplant. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera
Code: CG1
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 3 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera
Code: CG2
Price: $50.95
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 6 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Astarte Kohleria 'Astarte'
Code: 10620
Price: $9.95

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Clusters of bright red flowers produced freely throughout the year. Compact habit, easy culture. (F, B, D) Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Collection Kohleria Collection
Code: C113
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria 'Marquise De Sade'
Code: 10613
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Pink and white flowers with deep pink spots. Dark coppery foliage. (Boggan) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus albus (Santa Teresa) Nematanthus albus
Code: 90275
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(Syn.: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa')

Unusually large white flowers with heavily spotted yellow throat, an adaption for pollination by tropical euglossine bees. Medium green foliage is soft, fuzzy, and with reddish veining on the underside. Vigorous grower. Blooms best when pot bound and is even fragrant. Brazilian native. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Collection Nematanthus Collection
Code: C115
Price: $26.95
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus fritschii Nematanthus fritschii
Code: 90461
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Showy dark green, 3 inch shiny leaves with a large red spot on the underside, which helps attract the hummingbird pollinators. The 2 inch long tubular flowers are dark reddish pink on 5 inch velvety pedicles. The effect of numerous flowers dangling from the long pedicels is very showy. A rather large Nematanthus growing up to 2½ feet wide and long. Easy to grow with good drainage and a semi-shade location. A parent of Nematanthus 'Spotlight'. This epiphyte is native to the Sao Paulo area of Brazil, where it is found growing high on trees or rocks. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus gregarius 'Golden West'
Code: 10678
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Small, glossy foliage beautifully variegated cream, yellow and light green, tinged pink. Orange flowers. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus 'Hawaiian Jade'
Code: 10680
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Bright golden yellow flowers, small glossy foliage. Compact, always in bloom. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Linda Jo Nematanthus 'Linda Jo'
Code: 90124
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Small glossy dark green leaves marked red under. Clusters of salmon red flowers tipped yellow. Compact, trailing. Great new hybrid by David Roberts. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Plum Pretty Nematanthus 'Plum Pretty'
Code: 90117
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Large yellow dangling flowers finely dotted red with dark red calyces. Large deep green leaves, dark red under, spreading stems. Gesneriaceae

 
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Primulina Collection Primulina Collection
Code: PR3
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3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae

 
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Streptocarpella Sparkle Streptocarpella 'Sparkle'
Code: 10880
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Rosy purple flowers in great quantity all year. Self-branching, compact. (Strickland) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Streptocarpus Texas Hot Chili Streptocarpus 'Texas Hot Chili'
Code: 10805
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Crimson-red color, white throat. Multiflora type. Gesneriaceae

 
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