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90204  

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Desert Honeysuckle, Texas Firecracker



Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii

$8.95  

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


69070  

Aphelandra schiedeana




Aphelandra schiedeana

$8.95  

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

$9.95  

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


90225  

Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening bluish and becoming flushed with purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90385  

Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped dark purple flowers with five flaring lobes. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90224  

Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening light blue and becoming flushed with light purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90226  

Asystasia gangetica - White Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - White Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening white and becoming flushed with pale purplish tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

These plants should not be confused with Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha, which has white 1 inch bell-shaped flowers with purple stripes and hairy leaves and stems. That plant should never be planted, as it is a very serious weed.

90384  

Asystasia gangetica 'St. John'

(Syn.: Asystasia gangetica 'Variegata', 'Ivory Ribbons'), Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica St John

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch lavender-purple trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes. The brightly variegated leaves of yellow and dark green, make a great contrast with the flowers. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90546  

Asystasia gangetica 'You're So Vein'

Veined Leaf Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica You're So Vein

$8.95  

NEW! - This is an eye-catching tender perennial with unique ruffled and puckered bright green leaves veined in bright white. As it sprawls over the ground, it produces numerous 1 inch lavender-purple, white throated trumpet-shaped flowers. Butterflies are attracted to these blooms. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage, medium moisture, and regular feeding for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. 'You're So Vein' is great as a house plant and for mixed containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. It's a more compact grower than the other varieties. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90569  

Ballochia rotundifolia




Ballochia rotundifolia

$14.95  

NEW! - 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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

NEW! - 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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

'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

$8.95  

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


50305  

Brillantaisia owariensis

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



Brillantaisia owariensis

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


69153  

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

(Syn.: Calophanes thunbergiiflora), Purple Bells



Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

$8.95  

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


51500  

Eranthemum pulchellum




Eranthemum pulchellum

$8.95  

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


51501  

Eranthemum wattii




Eranthemum wattii

$8.95  

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


69151  

Hemigraphis alternata

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



Hemigraphis alternata

$8.95  

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


90338  

Hemigraphis minima




Hemigraphis minima

$8.95  

Dense spreading tropical groundcover with beautiful 1 inch dark green leaves colored maroon on the reverse. Spreading growth habit to 1 foot high. Flowers not notable. In the U.S., this plant is uncommon. However, it is widely used as an aquarium plant in Eastern Europe. Grows in shade with ample moisture. Makes a nice groundcover in a conservatory or greenhouse or planted in a hanging basket. Probably not frost tolerant. Our guess is USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to SE Asia. Unfortunately, we are not able to verify its correct botanical name. Acanthaceae


90092  

Hypoestes aristata

Ribbon Bush



Hypoestes aristata

$8.95  

NEW! - 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


90171  

Isoglossa grandiflora




Isoglossa grandiflora

$8.95  

Small 1½ foot high tropical shrub with 1 inch lavender blue flowers on a spike-like inflorescence. Looks like a small growing Brillantaisia but is of a different lineage. Grow in sun with some protection and with rich, moist soil. Protect from frost. Native to Malawi and Mozambique in eastern Africa. Acanthaceae


51884  

Jacobinia chrysostephana

(Syn.: Cyrtanthera chrysostephana, Justicia chrysostephana), Golden Crowned



Jacobinia chrysostephana

$8.95  

Large striking terminal crown-like clusters of brilliant golden apricot colored flowers. Leaves are a glossy deep green with vivid red color of the midribs and nerves on the underside. Grows to 2 feet high and blooms in mid-winter. Try indoors, in a greenhouse, or outdoors in the tropics. Needs warmth, humidity, and part shade to thrive. Although quite rare, it was introduced into cultivation in the 1880's. Native to Mexico. USDA zones 10 - 11.

We previously came up with the name and sold it as Justicia species "Orange Flame", which now some have erroneously applied to Justicia sp. Sidicaro. Acanthaceae


69146  

Justicia adhatoda

(Syn.: Adhatoda vasica), Malabar Nut, Adulsa, Adhatoda, Vasa, or Vasaka



Justicia adhatoda

$8.95  

Evergreen tropical shrub to 8 feet high. White flowers have a curved upper lip and are veined red to purplish pink. Summer Blooming. Native to India and Sri Lanka. This is a medicinal plant commonly used in Asia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


69085  

Justicia aurea

Golden Plume, Yellow Jacobinia

Note: Schaueria calicotricha is also known by the common name of Golden Plume.



Justicia aurea

$8.95  

Flowering shrub from Brazil with extraordinary foot long terminal spikes of golden yellow flowers. Grows 8 to 12 feet tall and nearly as wide. Plant in light shade to full sun in coastal areas and give regular irrigation. In the spring prune hard to encourage bushy growth. It's an evergreen shrub in frost-free area to about 30F. Acanthaceae


69086  

Justicia betonica




Justicia betonica

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


51889  

Justicia brandegeana 'Mutant'

Mutant Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana Mutant

$8.95  

Erect spikes of deep burnished red bracts with deep pink lipped flowers. Acanthaceae


80163  

Justicia brandegeana 'Pink'

Pink Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana Pink

$8.95  

A different form of the popular shrimp plant that has rosy pink floral bracts, and tubular pink flowers. Acanthaceae


51893  

Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata'

Variegated Shrimp Plant



Justicia brandegeana Variegata

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


69139  

Justicia extensa

Silverspot Justicia, Camouflage Plant



Justicia extensa

$8.95  

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


51885  

Justicia floribunda

(Syn.: Justicia rizzinii), Brazilian Fuchsia, Firefly, Water Willow



Justicia floribunda

$8.95  

Yellow tipped orange flowers in great abundance during winter. Tiny leaves on this dwarf, rounded evergreen shrub, which grows 12 to 24 inches tall and wide. Plant in full sun to partial shade. It should be root hardy if nipped by a light frost. Despite its common name, it's not related to fuchsias. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


51895  

Justicia 'Fruit Salad'

(Syn.: Justicia 'Rainbow')



Justicia Fruit Salad

$8.95  

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


51896  

Justicia fulvicoma




Justicia fulvicoma

$8.95  

Crimson bracts with orange and scarlet flowers. Small leaves. Acanthaceae


80061  

Justicia gendarussa 'Variegata'

(Syn.: Gendarussa vulgaris 'Variegata', Adhatoda subserrata 'Variegata'), Variegated Gandarusa, Variegated Water Willow, Variegated Willow-Leaved Justicia, Daun Rusa (Malay), Tuhod Manok (Philippines)



Justicia gendarussa Variegata

$8.95  

A variegated leaf form of gandarusa with various shades of white, green, and gray. Otherwise, the information is the same as for the green form. Acanthaceae


51886  

Justicia leonardii

Orange Justicia, Summer Sun Justicia



Justicia leonardii

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


90219  

Justicia scheidweileri

(Syn.: Porphyrocoma pohliana), Rose Pinecone, Brazilian Fireworks, Purple Shrimp



Justicia scheidweileri

$8.95  

Colorful purple flowers emerge from a waxy red spike. A compact growing plant to 10 inches high with large, velvety green leaves and contrasting silvery veins. Flowers all year. Does very well in low light areas. Charming houseplant or bedding plant for deep shade. Reseeds easily. Native to Brazil. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


51883  

Justicia sericea 'Inca Queen'




Justicia sericea Inca Queen

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


90203  

Louteridium mexicanum

(Syn.: Louteridium conzattii, Neolindenia mexicana), Mexican louteridium



Louteridium mexicanum

$13.95  

Unusual collector's plant with odd shaped 1½ to 2 inch pale green flowers with pale purple veins. The calx is three lobed, unlike 5 in other genera of the Acanthus family. The stamens and style extend far beyond the corolla mouth. Probably bat pollinated. Grows as a shrub or soft wooded small tree, 10 to 20 feet high. Native to Mexican states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Found in wet mountain forests at elevations of 3,500 to 6,500 feet. Plant in area with plenty of moisture and protect from wind as stems are brittle. Minimum temperature of 45F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


51901  

Mackaya bella




Mackaya bella

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


69090  

Odontonema cuspidatum

(Syn.: Odontonema strictum), Brazilian Firestick



Odontonema cuspidatum

$8.95  

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


52312  

Pachystachys lutea

Yellow Lollipop Plant



Pachystachys lutea

$8.95  

Candle-like terminal clusters of brilliant yellow bracts with white flowers. Plant in sunny location in rich, moist soil. Tropical, minimum 40F. Peru. Acanthaceae


52310  

Pachystachys spicata

(Syn.: Pachystachys coccinea), Cardinal's Guard



Pachystachys spicata

$8.95  

Large terminal clusters of brilliant red flowers, green bracts. Dark green elliptic leaves. Plant in shady location, fertile, well-drained, moist soil. Native to South America. Tropical. Minimum temperature of 40F. There is some confusion between this botanical name and that of Pachystachys coccinea. Some sources indicate that these names are synonyms, others as different species. To us, the images of the plants of each look identical. Acanthaceae


90539  

Ruellia affinis

Red Ruellia, Flower of Caipora



Ruellia affinis

$9.95  

This is a rare winter blooming tropical ruellia with showy 2 inch wide scarlet flowers. Unusual for a ruellia, this is a vining shrub. Pinching out shoot tips will cause it to throw out lateral stems to form a more bushy plant to 3 feet. But, it also can be trained up a support to grow more vinelike. It blooms on older ripened growth. So give it time, light shade, adequate moisture, and warm temperatures. It sports 5 inch short-petioled elliptic leaves. Native to Bahia, Brazil, where it is found in moist forests. Our original plant came from cuttings obtained from the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo. USDA zones 10-11. Acanthaceae


90250  

Ruellia breedlovei

Tropical Splendour Ruellia



Ruellia breedlovei

$8.95  

Shade-loving showy tropical shrub with large 2½ inch trumpet-shaped luscious purple flowers with dark green broadly ovate to cordate leaves. Grows up to 4 feet tall. Native to Chiapas in southern Mexico at elevations from 2000 to 4500 feet, where it bloom from August to May. Grow in bright shade with rich, moist soil. Minimum temperature 45F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


64126  

Ruellia brevifolia 'Alba'

(Syn.: Ruellia graecizans 'Alba')



Ruellia brevifolia Alba

$8.95  

This is a selected cultivar with white flowers. South America. Acanthaceae


64125  

Ruellia brevifolia 'Red Christmas Pride'

(Syn.: Ruellia graecizans 'Red Christmas Pride')



Ruellia brevifolia Red Christmas Pride

$8.95  

This selected cultivar has burgundy colored reverse on leaves with bright red flowers borne on slender, branched stalks arising from the leaf axils. The pouched flowers have 1 inch long corolla tubes with short spreading petals. The leaves are oval-shaped, 2 to 5 inches long. It grows 2 feet or more in height. Part shade. Self-sows readily. A white flowered form is also available without the burgundy on the leaves. South America. Acanthaceae


80059  

Ruellia chartacea

(Syn.: Ruellia colorata), Red Shrimp Plant



Ruellia chartacea

$9.95  

Large impressive fiery red bracts with clusters of orange flowers. Dark green foliage. 40F. Acanthaceae


90247  

Ruellia conzattii




Ruellia conzattii

$8.95  

A tropical shrub with 2½ inch light yellow flowers. Evergreen with 5 inch ovate to cordate softly hairy leaves. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall. Has an open, lax habit. Best in bright shade with moist, rich soil. Unknown quality for landscape value but might be of interest to the collector of rare plants. Native to Oaxaca, Mexico. Minimum temperature unknown, but probably 40F. Protect from frost. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


64121  

Ruellia devosiana

Azure Velvet Plant



Ruellia devosiana

$8.95  

Small foliage similar to Ruellia makoyana with beautiful powder blue flowers. Suitable for a hanging basket or tropical ground cover. Brazil. (B,W) Acanthaceae


64122  

Ruellia elegans




Ruellia elegans

$8.95  

Our original offering. Scarlet red flowers produced all year on 2 to 3 foot shrub on tall stems. Part shade. 28F. Acanthaceae


64124  

Ruellia elegans 'Coral'




Ruellia elegans Coral

$8.95  

Similar to Ruellia elegans 'Rio Red' but with flowers that are a coral pink. Acanthaceae


64123  

Ruellia elegans 'Rio Red'

Rio Red Ragin Cajin Ruellia



Ruellia elegans Rio Red

$8.95  

A compact form growing 12 inches high and producing 1 inch deep red tubular blooms from late spring to fall. A tough perennial which spreads slowly as a ground cover. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. USDA zones 8 - 10. Acanthaceae


64120  

Ruellia makoyana

Trailing Velvet Plant



Ruellia makoyana

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


64230  

x Ruttyruspolia 'Phyllis van Heerden'




Ruttyruspolia Phyllis van Heerden

$8.95  

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


54265  

Sanchezia parvibracteata

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



Sanchezia parvibracteata

$8.95  

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

$10.95  

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


90561  

Sanchezia 'Singapore Gold'




Sanchezia Singapore Gold

$9.95  

NEW! - This easy to grow tropical plant has tricolored leaves of light green, gold, and cream with purplish stems. In addition, long reddish spikes produce interesting tubular yellow flowers. Plant in part shade with rich, moist soil. Fast growing to a height of 3 to 4 feet. This rare exotic makes a spectacular container plant. Very frost sensitive, so keep warm in winter. This Asian introduction is a sport of either Sanchezia oblonga, parvibracteata, or speciosus, which are native to Central and South America. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


54266  

Sanchezia speciosa

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



Sanchezia speciosa

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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

$9.95  

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

$8.95  

New! - 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


75023  

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

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



Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

$8.95  

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


90530  

Strobilanthes maculata

Green Shield, Spotted Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes maculata

$8.95  

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


90543  

Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana




Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana

$9.95  

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


90465  

Strobilanthes persicifolia

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



Strobilanthes persicifolia

$8.95  

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


69165  

Strobilanthes sp. Orizaba

Orizaba Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes sp Orizaba

$8.95  

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

$8.95  

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


66155  

Thunbergia battiscombei




Thunbergia battiscombei

$8.95  

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


66160  

Thunbergia erecta

King's Mantle



Thunbergia erecta

$8.95  

Three inch bluish purple flowers with yellow-orange throats. Small leaves, compact, shrubby, upright. Tropical Africa. Hardy to 30F. Acanthaceae


66162  

Thunbergia erecta 'Alba'




Thunbergia erecta Alba

$8.95  

A beautiful pure white form of the species, nodding flowers with yellow-orange throat. Compact. Flowers repeatedly throughout the year. 30F. Acanthaceae


66163  

Thunbergia erecta 'Fairy Moon'




Thunbergia erecta Fairy Moon

$8.95  

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


66164  

Thunbergia erecta 'Granada Purple'

(Syn.: Thunbergia erecta 'Blue Moon')



Thunbergia erecta Granada Purple

$8.95  

Much larger than the species, flowers are violet purple with a yellow throat. Dark green glossy foliage. Possibly a sport of Thunbergia erecta or more likely the species Thunbergia affinis from Africa.

For other thunbergias, see listings under Vines and Climbers. Acanthaceae


68918  

Thunbergia grandiflora 'Alba'

White Clock Vine



Thunbergia grandiflora Alba

$10.95  

Fuzzy, somewhat triangular 5 to 8 inch leaves further distinguish this rare white flowered variety from the typical species. Long hanging chains of 3 inch pure white flowers make it one of the most impressive of all white flowered vines. Acanthaceae


68936  

Thunbergia grandiflora 'Variegata'




Thunbergia grandiflora Variegata

$10.95  

Beautiful cream and green variegated foliage. Profuse flowering with hanging clusters of large blue flowers. Acanthaceae


55920  

Thunbergia gregorii

Golden Clock Vine



Thunbergia gregorii

$9.95  

Compact climbing vine with 2 inch bright golden orange flowers all year. Soft triangular leaves. Can be used as hanging basket, on trellis or ground cover. Easy, vigorous. Acanthaceae





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