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90414  

Acanthus sennii




Acanthus sennii

$11.95  

This rare African Acanthus from Ethiopia has attention-getting spikes of bright orange-red exotic flowers in fall. Spreading 3 to 5 foot shrub with attractive holly-like silver veined dark green leaves armed with vicious spines (be careful). The tops are frost hardy to the mid 20's, dying back and resprouting in the spring. Mulch in colder climates. Drought tolerant when established. Needs part to full sun and good drainage. USDA zones 8b - 11. Acanthaceae


90204  

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Desert Honeysuckle, Texas Firecracker



Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii

$9.95  

Mounding shrub to 5 feet with narrow light green leaves and spikes of tubular, bright red-orange flowers. Blooms heaviest in spring, occasionally in summer and fall. Heat loving, drought tolerant, for sun or partial shade. Deciduous. Cut back to keep dense and for more blooms. A favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds. Native to southwest Texas and northern Mexico. USDA zones 7 - 10. Acanthaceae


90643  

Aphelandra arborea

(Syn.: Aphelandra tetragona)



Aphelandra arborea

$14.95  

New! This is a rarely offered brilliant colored tropical shrub from South America and the West Indies with plumes of rich scarlet on four sided spikes. Each shrimp plant (Justicia) like flower is about 2 inches long. The 6 inch leaves are a bright glossy green. Plant in a bright semi-shaded location. Grows somewhat straggly to a height of 3 feet. To maintain a more compact form, prune back after flowering by removing weak growth and heading back to 2 or 3 strong buds on strongest stems. A well-drained loamy soil and humid tropical growing conditions is best. USDA zones 10-11. Acanthaceae


69070  

Aphelandra schiedeana




Aphelandra schiedeana

$9.95  

Grows to 4 feet high, with 5 inch long thin, finely pubescent, narrow ovate leaves. Blooms in winter with 3 inch spikes of 1 inch long dark red bracts with 2 inch bright red flowers resembling those of the shrimp plant. Part shade. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9b - 11. Acanthaceae


69071  

Aphelandra sinclairiana

Coral Aphelandra



Aphelandra sinclairiana

$10.95  

Evergreen tropical shrub with tubular pink flowers emerging from shell-like orange bracts. Inflorescence up to 8 inches long, very showy. Summer bloom. Grow in bright shade. Very tender to cold. Minimum temperature of 50F. Central America. USDA zones 10b - 11. Acanthaceae


90569  

Ballochia rotundifolia




Ballochia rotundifolia

$15.95  

This very rare endangered plant is native to the island of Socotra (part of Yemen) located in the Arabian Sea. The foliage looks somewhat like that of boxwood, but with small 1 inch slightly bent orange tubular flowers in summer. It's a low growing, heavily branched shrub growing up to 3 feet high, with gray twigs, and rounded ½ inch long dark green leaves. In its natural habitat, it grows at an elevation of 1,500 to 2,000 feet in subtropical/tropical drought-deciduous forests, with only about 15 inches of rainfall a year. There is no information available on its culture and habit in cultivation. It would seem to be a long-lived, drought resistant shrub that needs excellent drainage, full sun, and protection from frost. It could possibly be trained as an unusual bonsai. Our guess: USDA zones 9b - 12. Acanthaceae


69073  

Barleria cristata

Philippine Violet



Barleria cristata

$9.95  

Four foot shrub with funnel-shaped, five-lobed blue flowers. Blooms summer through fall in shade or sun. We offer a selected form with larger blue flowers. From India and Burma. Protect from frost. 35F. Acanthaceae


90572  

Barleria lupulina

(Syn.: Dicliptera spinosa), Hophead Philippine Violet, Porcupine Flower



Barleria lupulina

$9.95  

Species name lupulina means "resemble hops," referring to the flower heads. From a terminal spike of purple tipped overlapping bracts, appearing in summer, are buttery yellow flowers with long stamens. This is a thorny upright shrub to 4 feet in height with dark reddish brown stems and dark green leaves, that have a prominent red vein running down the center. It's commonly sheared and used as an attractive barrier hedge in the tropics. In Asia, it is sometimes used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory poultice for insect and snake bites. Give it full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained (sandy or gritty) soil. It is somewhat drought tolerant. Native to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, but naturalized throughout the tropics. Cannot take any frost. USDA zones 10b - 11. Acanthaceae


90094  

Barleria obtusa

Bush Violet



Barleria obtusa

$9.95  

Sprawling evergreen shrub to 3 feet high by 5 feet wide with dark green elliptic leaves, covered with 1 inch blue-purple flowers in late fall and winter. Sun or light shade. Fast growing. Drought resistant and can take a small amount of frost. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


50304  

Barleria oenotheroides




Barleria oenotheroides

$9.95  

Tender small shrub to 4 feet with spikes of golden yellow flowers. Sun or part shade. Minimum temperature of 35F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to Southern Mexico to Columbia. Sometimes incorrectly sold as Barleria micans. Acanthaceae


80084  

Barleria repens 'Pink'

Pink Bush Violet



Barleria repens Pink

$9.95  

This cultivar is characterized by its pink flowers and dark green glossy leaves. It's an excellent ground cover that can be pruned into a low hedge. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Height 1 to 2 feet. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae


80083  

Barleria repens 'Purple Prince'

Purple Prince Bush Violet



Barleria repens Purple Prince

$9.95  

'Purple Prince' is a medium grower with glossy green leaves with deep purple tubular flowers. It's an excellent ground cover that can be pruned into a low hedge. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Height 1 to 2 feet. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae


80082  

Barleria repens 'Rosea'

Coral Creeper Bush Violet



Barleria repens Rosea

$9.95  

A vigorous evergreen low grower with small rounded soft glossy leaves and flame-red flowers at various times throughout the year. Very suitable as a container plant, or on top of a low wall, where its foliage and flowers can spill down. Mass plant in partial shade under trees to form a ground cover, or plant along the edge of an informal border. Prune and fertilize at regular intervals and keep well watered. Plant does best in cool sun or light shade. Height 1 to 2 feet. Hardy to 28F in a protected location. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae


80093  

Barleria rotundifolia

Spiny Yellow Barleria, Thorny Bush Violet, Yellow Barleria



Barleria rotundifolia

$9.95  

Beautiful butter-yellow flowers with small shiny green leaves on this evergreen, spiny shrub from South Africa. Grows fast to 3 feet high in part shade to full sun, well-drained soil. Use in flowers beds, containers, or can be planted as a thorny barrier. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates light frost. Acanthaceae


50305  

Brillantaisia owariensis

(Syn.: Brillantaisia nitens, Brillantaisia nyanzarum), Tropical Giant Salvia



Brillantaisia owariensis

$9.95  

Herbaceous shrub growing 4 to 6 feet tall, with large arrowhead-shaped leaves and spikes of large blue-purple flowers. Plant in part shade with moisture. Native to Central and Western Africa. Hardy to 30F. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


90428  

Crossandra nilotica

Red Firecracker Plant



Crossandra nilotica

$9.95  

Tropical evergreen herbaceous shrub growing 1 to 2 feet high with clusters of brick-red blooms and lance-shaped, deep green leaves. Flowers throughout the warmer months in bright or filtered shade. Needs warmth and humidity. Does not tolerate cold conditions. Grow as a ground cover or as a house plant. This is possibly the hybrid known as 'Nile Queen'. Crossandra nilotica petals are slightly smaller and deeper lobed than the more common orange flowered Crossandra infundibuliformis. The common name "Firecracker Plant" refers to the dry seedpods which explode when wet. Native to Tropical Africa. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


69157  

Dicliptera sericea

(Syn.: Dicliptera suberecta, Jacobinia suberecta), King's Crown, Hummingbird Plant



Dicliptera sericea

$9.95  

Velvety soft gray leaves adorn this heat and drought loving plant. Topped from late spring until fall with terminal clusters of tubular orange flowers, a magnet to hummingbirds. Grows 2 to 3 feet wide in full or partial sun. Hardy in USDA zones 8 and higher. Native to Uruguay. Acanthaceae


69148  

Duvernoia aconitiflora

Lemon Pistol Bush



Duvernoia aconitiflora

$9.95  

This species from South Africa is related to Justicia. It's a tall, much-branched, wind tolerant shrub growing to 9 feet in height. Two-lipped white to cream flowers, tinged with mauve, are borne at the end of stems in 3 to 7 opposite pairs. Blooms late summer through fall. The ripe club-shaped seed pods burst open with a loud, explosive crack, hence its common name. It has bright green narrow pendulous leaves. Plant in a frost free position in part shade to full sun. It requires rich soil and plenty of summer water. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


69153  

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

(Syn.: Calophanes thunbergiiflora), Purple Bells



Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

$9.95  

Evergreen small shrub with lavender colored trumpet-shaped flowers, with deep violet streaking in the throat, appearing in clusters on upright stems. Leaves are rounded to 1 inch long. Grows up to 3 feet high. Can be easily pruned as an informal hedge. Give regular watering, average soil in part shade to full sun. Loves water, but is quite drought tolerant. The flowers attract butterflies. Native to east Africa, particularly Kenya. Tolerates light frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. We previously listed this as Dyschoriste hygrophyllodes in error. Acanthaceae


51481  

Ecbolium viride

Green Ice Crossandra, Green Shrimp, Turquoise Crossandra



Ecbolium viride

$9.95  

A most unusual flower color of aquamarine on this small shade loving greenhouse plant. Justicia relative from Arabia. Acanthaceae


51500  

Eranthemum pulchellum




Eranthemum pulchellum

$9.95  

Terminal clusters of electric blue flowers in winter, dark green foliage. Acanthaceae


51501  

Eranthemum wattii




Eranthemum wattii

$9.95  

Similar to Eranthemum pulchellum but with a deeper purple flower. Prefers a rich soil, semi-shade and frost protection. Colorful greenhouse plant. India. Acanthaceae


GPS3  

Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection




Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection

$26.95  

3 different, our choice, from a selection of colorful leafed tropical subshrubs such as: Pseuderanthemum alatum, Pseuderanthemum carruthersii cultivars, Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor', Graptophyllum pictum 'Chocolate', etc. Acanthaceae


80065  

Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Variegata'

Variegated Caricature Plant



Graptophyllum pictum Alba Variegata

$9.95  

Colorful green and white leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae


80064  

Graptophyllum pictum 'Aurea Marginata'

Golden Caricature Plant



Graptophyllum pictum Aurea Marginata

$9.95  

Colorful golden leaves with green center area and wavy edges. Evergreen tropical shrub to 4 feet, but can be kept to 2 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae


80063  

Graptophyllum pictum 'Bronze'

Bronze Caricature Plant



Graptophyllum pictum Bronze

$9.95  

These plants are cultivated chiefly for their colorful, glossy foliage. This one is with solid dark bronze, almost chocolate colored leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae


80067  

Graptophyllum pictum 'Eldorado'

Eldorado Caricature Plant



Graptophyllum pictum Eldorado

$9.95  

Dark green leaves with a large irregular, yellow margin that is bright golden yellow in high light or yellow green in low light. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae


69151  

Hemigraphis alternata

(Syn.: Hemigraphis colorata), Metallic Plant, Metal Leaf, Red Ivy



Hemigraphis alternata

$9.95  

Scalloped leaves of metallic gray-green with purple-red underneath. Use as a tropical ground cover or as an attractive hanging basket. Grows best in part shade, moist soil. Minimum temperature 50F. Native to Malaysia. Acanthaceae


90092  

Hypoestes aristata

Ribbon Bush



Hypoestes aristata

$9.95  

This evergreen shrubby perennial, with erect stems holding soft green leaves, is covered with spikes of showy lavender flowers from fall to early winter. The lavender two-lipped flowers have the upper lip spotted with darker markings. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional water in the summer. Frost and drought tolerant. Prune back hard after blooming. May reseed. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


69086  

Justicia betonica




Justicia betonica

$9.95  

Bushy shrub, upright white bracts with green netting. White flowers turn pink with age. Acanthaceae


51888  

Justicia brandegeana

(Syn.: Beloperone guttata), Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana

$9.95  

Continually in bloom with arching spikes of white tubular flowers overlapped by coppery bronze bracts, somewhat resembling large shrimp. This easy evergreen plant grows to 2½ feet high and wide in part shade to full sun. Makes a nice container plant. Protect from frost. Native of Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


51893  

Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata'

Variegated Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana Variegata

$9.95  

This special form of the popular shrimp plant has leaves splashed creamy white, bronzy orange floral bracts, and tubular white flowers. Acanthaceae


51894  

Justicia brandegeana 'Yellow Queen'

Yellow Queen Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana Yellow Queen

$9.95  

This popular selection has chartreuse-yellow bracts and white flowers. Acanthaceae


69147  

Justicia brasiliana

(Syn.: Dianthera nodosa 'Brazil') Lady in Pink, Pretty in Pink



Justicia brasiliana

$9.95  

A relative of the shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana), this has clusters of beautiful bright pink, tubular, three-lipped flowers along the stems. Bloom almost continuously. A great container plant. Grows 1 to 3 feet high. Prefers part shade with a moist, well drained soil. Protect from frost. From Eastern Brazil. Acanthaceae


90271  

Justicia candicans

(Syn.: Justicia ovata), Red Justicia, Arizona Water Willow



Justicia candicans

$9.95  

This Arizona native has bright red tubular 1 inch flowers and oval light green fuzzy leaves. Blooms most of the year. Upright grower to 5 feet by 3 feet wide. Prefers well-drained, light moist soils and is best in filtered shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Can tolerate heavy frost to 25F. USDA zones 9 - 10. Acanthaceae


51897  

Justicia carnea

Brazilian Plume Flower



Justicia carnea

$9.95  

Dense soft-wooded shrub with showy terminal spikes of pink flowers. Grows 3 to 5 feet high and to 2 feet wide, blooming midsummer to fall. Cut back in spring to encourage new growth. Plant in part to full shade with ample water and rich soil. Can be grown as an indoor or greenhouse plant in cold climates. Native to South America. Hardy to 28F. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


51898  

Justicia carnea 'Radiant'

(Syn.: Justicia carnea 'Huntington Form'), Radiant Brazilian Plume Flower



Justicia carnea Radiant

$9.95  

A more compact Justicia carnea variety growing 3 to 4 feet high with striking salmon-rose pink flowers and deep green, red backed foliage. Blooms midsummer to fall. Cut back in spring to encourage new growth. Plant in part to full shade with ample water and rich soil. Can be grown as an indoor or greenhouse plant in cold climates. Native to South America. Hardy to 28F. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


69139  

Justicia extensa

Silverspot Justicia, Camouflage Plant



Justicia extensa

$9.95  

Novel plant with dark green, shiny leaves spotted with ash-silver. Very small horned flowers green with pink spots, in long terminal panicles in winter. Erect stems with narrow growth habit can reach 6 feet in partial shade. Can be pruned to keep as a foliage houseplant. Native to tropical Africa. Protect from frost. Acanthaceae


51895  

Justicia 'Fruit Salad'

(Syn.: Justicia 'Rainbow')



Justicia Fruit Salad

$9.95  

Red flowers with yellow bracts. Much showier than other shrimp plants. Acanthaceae


51886  

Justicia leonardii

Orange Justicia, Summer Sun Justicia



Justicia leonardii

$9.95  

With clusters of upright tubular orange flowers, this easy Mexican plant is attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms from late spring through fall. Grows 3 to 4 feet high, 4 to 6 feet wide with small felted ovate leaves. Plant in sun or part shade with good drainage. One of the hardiest justicias. USDA zones 8b - 11. Acanthaceae


90409  

Justicia petiolaris subsp. bowiei

Blue Justicia, Kissing Leaves



Justicia petiolaris subsp bowiei

$9.95  

Attractive 1 ft perennial with soft, velvety oval leaves and two-lipped pink-purple 1 inch flowers. Blooms most of the year. Grow in semi-shade, rich well-drained soil and regular watering. Older plants somewhat drought tolerant. Pinch when young to shape. It self-seeds and roots easily from cuttings. May recover from mild frost by sending up new shoots in spring. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


51890  

Justicia plumbaginifolia

(Syn.: Beloperone plumbaginifolia, Beloperone oblongata, Justicia oblongata)

Pink Parfait Justicia or Oblong-Leaved Beloperone



Justicia plumbaginifolia

$9.95  

After many years, we finally found the botanical name for this beautiful Justicia. Very showy bright pink flowers and oblong-lanceloate glossy green leaves with a silvery metallic sheen. Needs warm, humid climate, part shade or greenhouse. A rare find! Grows about 3 feet high and wide. Native to Brazil. Acanthaceae


51883  

Justicia sericea 'Inca Queen'




Justicia sericea Inca Queen

$9.95  

This 3 foot shrub has dark green elliptic leaves with stems covered with silky hairs. Blooms in warm weather with 2 inch long bright red lobelia-like flowers that are about 1 inch wide with a large lower lip. It should be planted in full sun, well-drained soil, and seems to tolerate some drought and light frost. A fairly tough plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Peru. Acanthaceae


69144  

Justicia sp. Sidicaro

Orange Plume Justicia



Justicia sp Sidicaro

$9.95  

With an abundance of flaming bright orange flowers, this unusual shrimp plant blooms continuously from early spring through fall. It's a fast growing upright herbaceous shrub that grows to 8 feet in height in tropical Florida. Full or partial sun. It can be grown in a container for colder areas and brought indoors for the winter. Unknown origin, probably native to southern Mexico and Central America. It may be a hybrid or variety of Justicia spicigera or an unidentified species. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


69145  

Justicia spicigera

Mexican Honeysuckle



Justicia spicigera

$9.95  

Evergreen shrub with clusters of 1½ inch orange flowers from spring through fall. Grows 3 feet high and 4 feet wide in full sun or partial shade. Attracts hummingbirds. From Mexico and Central America. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


51901  

Mackaya bella




Mackaya bella

$9.95  

A beautiful shrub with slender branches bearing small dark green leaves, having mauve to white flowers in terminal racemes marked with fine purple-pink lines. Bella, meaning beautiful, refers to it's large bell-shaped flowers. It's frost tender and it is advisable to plant in a protected shady spot. Makes a nice container plant. Spring blooming. Native to South Africa. Acanthaceae


52460  

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys




Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

$9.95  

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


80195  

Metarungia longistrobus

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



Metarungia longistrobus

$9.95  

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


69161  

Odontonema callistachyum 'Lavender'

Lavender Firestick



Odontonema callistachyum Lavender

$9.95  

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


69091  

Odontonema callistachyum 'Purple'

Purple Firestick



Odontonema callistachyum Purple

$9.95  

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


69090  

Odontonema cuspidatum

(Syn.: Odontonema strictum), Brazilian Firestick



Odontonema cuspidatum

$9.95  

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


90630  

Phlogacanthus turgidus

(Syn.: Meninia turgida), Tic-tic, Lavender Bells



Phlogacanthus turgidus

$11.95  

Here is a rare plant for the tropical plant collector. This compact plant has pale lavender-pink bell-shaped flowers that emerge from reddish upright flower spikes. The blooming period is from fall to spring. It usually grows 3 to 4 feet tall, but in the tropics may reach up to 12 ft high. Leaves are a glossy, deep green, and slightly pleated in appearance. It prefers shade, average water and feeding. Native to tropical Asia and naturalized in Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. USDA zones 9b - 11 Acanthaceae


PSG3  

Pseuderanthemum and Graptophyllum Collection




Pseuderanthemum and Graptophyllum Collection

$26.95  

3 different, our choice, from a selection of colorful leafed tropical subshrubs such as: Pseuderanthemum alatum, Pseuderanthemum carruthersii cultivars, Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor', Graptophyllum pictum 'Chocolate', etc. Acanthaceae


80069  

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii 'Ebony'

(Syn.: Eranthemum nigrum), Black Magic, Ebony



Pseuderanthemum carruthersii Ebony

$9.95  

A distinctive foliage plant with deep, chocolate-burgundy, almost black leaves. Blooms in warmer months with a short spike of white flowers. Useful for contrast in containers or in a mixed border. Plant in full sun to part shade in fertile, well drained soil. In the tropics expect it to grow to 4 feet. Use as an annual or indoor plant in colder climates. Cannot take any frost. Native to the Soloman Islands. Most botanists regard Pseuderanthemum carruthersii as a highly variable species, which helps explain the numerous variegated cultivars. Acanthaceae


80074  

Pseuderanthemum 'Purple Dazzler Variegated'




Pseuderanthemum Purple Dazzler Variegated

$9.95  

Showy small erect shrub with variegated leaves of green, pink, purple, and white and starry lavender-purple to pink flowers. Grown mostly for its colorful foliage. Makes a nice container plant. Grows to 3 feet in sun or part shade. Probably a variegated cultivar of Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum. Incorrectly offered elsewhere as Barleria obtusa or B. cristata 'Purple Dazzler'. This tender tropical shrub needs protection from frost. Acanthaceae


64114  

Ruellia macrantha

Christmas Pride, Brazilian Rose



Ruellia macrantha

$9.95  

Beautiful display of 3 inch rosy pink trumpets throughout fall and winter, sometimes again in midsummer. Compact habit, bright green leaves. A striking container plant for Christmas, it deserves much wider use as a garden plant in California and other mild climates. 25F. Acanthaceae


64120  

Ruellia makoyana

Trailing Velvet Plant



Ruellia makoyana

$9.95  

Brilliant reddish-purple 2 flowers are produced all year, heaviest from fall through spring. Beautiful 2 inch long leaves veined white above purple beneath. Spreading habit excellent for baskets or tropical ground cover. A popular favorite. Brazil. 28F. (B,W) Acanthaceae


90246  

Ruellia maya




Ruellia maya

$9.95  

Showy tropical subshrub with 2 inch funnel-shaped light purple flowers. Evergreen with mostly upright unbranched cane-like stems and 5 inch lanceolate softly hairy leaves. Grows 2 to 3 feet tall. Best in bright shade or full sun with moist, well-drained soil. Native to Guatemala and Mexico (Chiapas). Protect from frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


80193  

Ruspolia hypocrateriformis




Ruspolia hypocrateriformis

$9.95  

Rare small shrub from tropical and southern Africa with 1 inch tubular red flowers in spikes. Blooms over many months in summer. Will grow to 3 feet high and wide in bright shade with rich, moist soil. A nice flowering shrub for the conservatory or greenhouse. Ruspolia hypocrateriformis has smooth leaves with angled stems, compared to the slightly hairy leaves and round stems of Ruspolia seticalyx. Ruspolia hypocrateriformis is also a more robust plant. Otherwise, they are very similar and easily misidentified. USDA zones 9b - 12. Acanthaceae


64255  

Ruttya fruticosa 'Orange Dragon'




Ruttya fruticosa Orange Dragon

$9.95  

Clusters of unusual two lipped bright orange flowers with glossy black centers throughout the year. Eastern tropical Africa. 28F. Acanthaceae


64258  

Ruttya fruticosa 'Yellow Dragon'




Ruttya fruticosa Yellow Dragon

$9.95  

Clusters of striking bright yellow flowers with glossy black centers all year. Acanthaceae


54265  

Sanchezia parvibracteata

(Syn.: Sanchezia glaucophylla, Sanchezia nobilis), Small-Bracted Sanchezia



Sanchezia parvibracteata

$9.95  

Glossy green leaves with bright yellow netting. A selected compact form with small golden tubular flowers, green bracts. 35F. Acanthaceae


54267  

Sanchezia sanmartinensis




Sanchezia sanmartinensis

$11.95  

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


54266  

Sanchezia speciosa

(Syn.: Sanchezia spectabilis), Large-Bracted Sanchezia



Sanchezia speciosa

$9.95  

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


72105  

Schaueria calicotricha

(Syn.: Schaueria fulvicoma), Golden Plume, Hairy Yellow-headed Justicia

Note: Justicia aurea is also known by the common name of Golden Plume.



Schaueria calicotricha

$9.95  

This Brazilian tropical plant with wide dark green glossy leaves produces 4 inch yellow brush-like bracts with pale yellow flowers. It grows up to 4 feet in height and needs moist soil and full shade. Be sure to give protection from frost. The botanical name is quite confused and needs work by botanists. In the 1800's, the original S. calicotricha was recognized as a different species from S. fulvicoma but is now considered by some to be the same plant. Another Schaueria is now widely known as Schaueria fulvicoma but it does match the botanical description. We are offering it as Schaueria sp. Lime Puff. Acanthaceae


72106  

Schaueria sp. Lime Puff

Lime Puff Flower, White-Flowered Golden Plume



Schaueria sp. Lime Puff

$10.95  

A very different tropical plant with large bright yellow feather duster heads from which protrude white shrimp-like flowers. The shiny dark green foliage is narrow and lance-shaped. Grows 3 to 4 feet high in full sun in warm humid locations or bright shade elsewhere. It has a shrub-like habit and is best to prune occasionally to keep compact. Blooms all year in a tropical climate or warm greenhouse. Probably will not take any frost, so give winter protection. A real eye catcher that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Can be used as a cut flower and in Hawaii for making an unusual lei, where the common name is "Lime Puff". Its botanical name is quite confused. It is being listed by many as Schaueria flavicoma from Brazil. But S. flavicoma (proper name: S. calycotricha) has broad leaves, prefers shade, and has creamy yellow flowers - a very different plant. So, we are listing it as an unknown species, although it could be an unlikely hybrid. Probably native to Central or South America. Acanthaceae


90136  

Streblacanthus dubiosus




Streblacanthus dubiosus

$9.95  

Tropical shade plant with interesting color combination of light green leaves with a creamy blotch in the center. Grows 2 to 4 feet high. Small insignificant pale lilac-colored flowers on thin spikes. It grows in the undergrowth of rain forests and appreciates rich, moist soil. Needs a frost free environment. It's native to the Andean foothills of Bolivia and Paraguay to 3,000 feet in elevation and the Amazon and Atlantic forests of Brazil. Parent plant was collected along Brazil's Rio Grande. There is not much information available on this species and our identification is based on a few images posted on the internet. USDA zones 10 - 12. Acanthaceae


90530  

Strobilanthes maculata

Green Shield, Spotted Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes maculata

$9.95  

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


90543  

Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana




Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana

$10.95  

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


90465  

Strobilanthes persicifolia

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



Strobilanthes persicifolia

$9.95  

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


69165  

Strobilanthes sp. Orizaba

Orizaba Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes sp Orizaba

$9.95  

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


90245  

Suessenguthia multisetosa

(Syn.: Ruellia multisetosa), Columbian Petunia, Bolivian Violet



Suessenguthia multisetosa

$9.95  

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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