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50017  

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Pink Charm'




Abutilon megapotamicum Pink Charm

$9.95  

Bright pink flowers in profusion, trailing basket variety, small dark green foliage. Malvaceae


50009  

Abutilon x hybridum 'Watercolor Orange'




Abutilon x hybridum Watercolor Orange

$9.95  

Large salmon-orange flowers veined deep orange. Spreading stems make this a beautiful basket variety. Malvaceae


50066  

Acalypha pendula

(Syn.: Acalypha chamaedrifolia var. pendula), Strawberry Fire Tails, Trailing Red Hot Cattail, Kitten's Tail



Acalypha pendula

$9.95  

Deep red dangling cattails, small leaves, trailing. Use for ground cover or basket plant. Native of Cuba. 40F. (B)

What is its proper botanical name? Botanists list the existence of three plant species, Acalypha pendula, Acalypha chamaedrifolia (Syn.: A. reptans, A. hispaniolae), and Acalypha pygmaea, all of which seem to be the same plant. Euphorbiaceae


62202  

Aeollanthus repens




Aeollanthus repens

$9.95  

Creeping ground cover from Africa with fuzzy 2 inch gray leaves and numerous lavender flower clusters, which have a very strong skunk-like odor. Used as a ground cover in Hawaii, in spite of this trait. Makes a nice hanging basket. Plant in a sunny location in a frost free area. Related to Plectranthus. Lamiaceae


90234  

Albuca bracteata

(Syn.: Ornithogalum longibracteatum, Ornithogalum caudatum), Pregnant Onion, False Sea Onion



Albuca bracteata

$9.95  

The pregnant onion is an old-fashioned novel houseplant that resembles an onion with numerous baby bulbs forming on its sides. A great conversation piece. A lot of people just adore this plant. It has long strap-like leaves that droop downward and tall wands of small white flowers striped in green. Makes a nice hanging basket. It's not really an onion and should NOT be eaten. Some individuals may have an allergic skin reaction. Native to South Africa and easy to grow outdoors in similar climates. Grow in part shade and allow soil to dry between waterings. Hardy to 25F. Asparagaceae


40012  

Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snowball'




Alternanthera ficoidea Snowball

$9.95  

Tiny irregularly shaped leaves variegated blush white on this variety of Joseph's Coat. Very compact. Easy. Used as a bedding or edging plant or for containers, hanging baskets, or as a houseplant. Give light shade or full sun and rich organic soil with good drainage. Native to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. (F,M,T) Amaranthaceae


90225  

Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

$9.95  

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

$9.95  

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

$9.95  

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

$9.95  

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

$9.95  

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

$9.95  

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


90597  

Begonia 'Alice's White Rabbit'




Begonia Alice's White Rabbit

$12.95  

The name is a little playoff of unrelated Begonia 'Looking Glass', which is also silver. While at first glance young plants of the two may look alike, they do not stay that way. 'Alice's White Rabbit' is more upright, rambling, and branching and blooms in late summer, unlike 'Looking Glass' which seldom blooms. As a medium-leaved Superba cane, it makes a lovely large hanging basket or specimen. It also has one other great trait, unlike most silver leaved canes, it's not mildew prone. It was named a few years ago, but was in such demand that we never had enough to list. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

20378  

Begonia 'Caribbean Prince'




Begonia Caribbean Prince

$10.95  

Light green leaves with a rhizomatous growth habit. This easy, vigorous grower makes a full compact plant and an outstanding hanging basket. (Anderson)

90298  

Begonia 'Castaway'




Begonia Castaway

$11.95  

A compact growing cane with dark olive leaves with red backs. Rubra type cane. Flowers are pale pink and everblooming. Castaway comes close to being a perfect plant. It's easy to grow, blooms continuously, and doesn't seem to get mildew. Makes a great windowsill plant, potted plant, can be used in landscaping, and easily makes a perfect hanging baskets with little training. A great plant for experienced or new begonia growers. First time offered for sale at Kartuz Greenhouses. (Thompson)

90582  

Begonia 'Chameleon's Way'




Begonia Chameleons Way

$12.95  

This medium-sized full growing plant easily makes a perfectly shaped specimen. As the name implies the leaves change color with growing conditions, usually the changing light of the seasons. The star shaped leaves can range from green with brown markings to orange, red, bronze and all shades in between. A flurry of pink flowers in spring. Lovely multi-use plant for a large pot or hanging basket. (Thompson)

69256  

Begonia 'Chiquita Rosa'




Begonia Chiquita Rosa

$10.95  

Upright growing to 1 foot tall, full and wide. Similar to Begonia foliosa, without its tall upright growing habit. This plant stays small and compact and also blooms much more profusely. It's other parent gave it the compact full growing habit. Flowers are small with red ovaries with pink and white tepals (petals). Leaves are small, oval serrated, like foliosa. Makes a great basket or small potted plant. (Thompson)

69333  

Begonia 'Concord'




Begonia Concord

$9.95  

This popular favorite is easy to grow and blooms continuously under various light conditions. The leaves are nearly black and the plant is constantly covered with a cloud of pink flowers. In low light the leaves are blacker with fewer flowers, in some sun or high light the leaves are more bronze but nearly obscured by the amount of flowers. Commonly used in baskets, pots or can even be used in the landscape in frost free areas. (Kartuz)

90615  

Begonia 'Copper King'




Begonia Copper King

$12.95  

Small rhizomatous begonia. The name is a bit of a misnomer in that it really should be Copper Kid or something with a small name, but just didn't seem to fit. The picture doesn't do justice to the strong overall copper color of the leaf. Younger leaves have somewhat shallow lobes but mature leaves are more star shaped. The copper coloring is most vivid in the center and along the central veins and along the sparsely hairy edge. A smaller begonia but still vigorous and easy to grow with plenty of white to light pink flowers in spring. A good candidate for a windowsill, small basket, or just as a potted plant. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90369  

Begonia 'Coral Flame'




Begonia Coral Flame

$10.95  

Large clusters of brilliant coral orange flowers all season. Dark green, red backed foliage, spreading branching basket begonia. Vigorous, easy. Dragon Wings type, similar to Begonia 'Cherry Splash'. (Kartuz)

69313  

Begonia 'Coral Sabers'




Begonia Coral Sabers

$11.95  

Medium growing upright cane. Long narrow pointed dark green leaves with a deeply serrated edge. Flowers are dark coral in open clusters. Profuse and nearly everblooming. Easy to grow as upright or trained as a basket. (Thompson)

90049  

Begonia 'Coral Sea'




Begonia Coral Sea

$11.95  

Medium growing cane great for hanging baskets or as a wide full potted plant. Leaves are medium size, dark bronze, covered with silver spots and a wavy edge. Pendant flowers are a large beautiful coral color and lightly rose scented. Easy to grow, stays low and compact because of its rambling growth habit. A real show stopper! (Thompson)

90475  

Begonia 'Dangling Cherries'




Begonia Dangling Cherries

$11.95  

Original plant by that name was lost, this is a new creation with much hardier parentage. Miniature to low growing cane. Small narrow dark green to bronze leaves with serrated edges. Never gets tall, makes a great hanging basket. Profuse red flowers, nearly ever blooming. Easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)

90614  

Begonia 'Dangling Pearls'




Begonia Dangling Pearls

$12.95  

While this begonia is nearly the first begonia named by Brad Thompson, it hasn't been previously listed online. It's unique because there are few small growing white canes with nearly black leaves and white flowers. It is also one of the few white flowered canes which doesn't seem to turn pink when given stronger light. Stays small and compact with very little effort and makes a nice hanging basket that is nearly everblooming. Because of its dark leaves, it makes a splendid contrast when grown alongside pink and red flowered canes. Original plant has been going strong since the early 90's, so it should be a success for most begonia fanciers. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

69314  

Begonia 'Dueling Swords'




Begonia Dueling Swords

$11.95  

Medium growing upright cane. Has long narrow wavy light green pointed leaves. Profuse large clusters of white flowers that stay white even in various light conditions. One of the best white blooming canes. Everblooming and easy to grow. Can be grown as a low upright or makes a great basket with some training. (Thompson)

69315  

Begonia 'Edith Rose'




Begonia Edith Rose

$10.95  

Low growing upright cane. Has small deeply pointed lobed leaves that are dark bronze. Both stems and leaves have a reddish caste. Habit is semi-trailing and blooms profusely with dangling clusters of dark rose-colored flowers that also have a light rose fragrance. Vigorous and easy to grow. Best used as a hanging basket or draping potted plant. (Thompson)

20217  

Begonia foliosa var miniata

(Begonia fuchsioides)



Begonia foliosa var miniata

$9.95  

Deep coral-red flowers hang in clusters resembling fuchsias. Tiny dark green glossy leaves. Can be trained for hanging basket or as upright grower. (F, B)

90610  

Begonia 'Green Wings'




Begonia Green Wings

$12.95  

Begonia 'Green Wings' is a small easy to grow cane with dark olive green leaves. Leaves are a uniform color without spots and with a waxy shine and red undersides. Blooms profusely, especially during the warm months of the year. We haven't seen one with mildew so probably it is fairly resistant. Can be used in many ways but especially makes a nice small hanging basket. It's not a new release but hasn't been widely circulated. Compact and easy to grow. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90284  

Begonia jairii




Begonia jairii

$9.95  

Probably can be grown to be large but is easily maintained and kept to a small size. Considered by some to be a form of Begonia ulmifolia though its growth habits are much different. Medium green leaves are small and narrow with a rounded tip and hairy. In certain light conditions the hairs give the plant a pinkish/purple hue. Stems have an arching habit which give it a weeping appearance. Would probably make a great hanging basket. White flowers in spring but quite attractive even out of bloom. Although it has been in cultivation for a long period is not widely known or grown and this is probably the first time it has been available online. A must have for collectors of hairy leaves and species begonias.

90112  

Begonia 'Lady Lois'




Begonia Lady Lois

$9.95  

Low growing upright cane with medium sized bright green leaves with silver green markings and a bright red eye in each center. Although upright growing, never grows more than 18 inches tall and can be kept much smaller. Grows more wide and full. Makes an excellent hanging basket with little effort, also a great windowsill begonia for small spaces. Profuse bright pink flowers in hydrangea clusters above the foliage most of the year. First time offered for sale. (Thompson)

90549  

Begonia listada

(Striped Begonia)



Begonia listada

$10.95  

This Brazilian species has dark olive green leaves with a distinctive chartreuse line down the middle, and reddish underside. The velvety leaves are elliptical in shape. Small pink-tinted white flowers are produced intermittently throughout the year. Growth is somewhat horizontal and makes a wonderful hanging basket. Needs warmth.

69225  

Begonia 'Little Alabaster'




Begonia Little Alabaster

$10.95  

Low, full growing compact cane. The small glossy dark olive leaves cup and overlap. Flowers are a clear solid bright light pink in tight hydrangea-shaped clusters. Very cute and easy to grow, can be trained as a basket. Flowers are very unusual color. (Thompson)

90114  

Begonia 'Little Red Eye'




Begonia Little Red Eye

$11.95  

Reintroduction of this small growing cane. Small bright green leaves that are deeply lobed with green/silver spots and a bright red center eye on each leaf. Flowers are profuse and white to light pink depending on light. Easy to grow small basket or windowsill begonia. Similar in type to Begonia 'Lois Burkes'. (Thompson)

69250  

Begonia 'Lomita Lady'




Begonia Lomita Lady

$11.95  

This cane is a real show stopper and one of the few everblooming superba-type canes. It is low to medium growing with serrated cupped green leaves with some silver splashes. Blooms profusely with many upright held clusters of hot pink flowers. It blooms so well that you can hardly see the foliage for the blooms. The blooms are also strongly rose scented. Easy to grow and sturdy. Makes a great basket or upright potted plant. (Thompson)

90288  

Begonia 'Magdalene Madsen'




Begonia Magdalene Madsen

$9.95  

Begonia listada hybrid with nearly perfect listada green stripe down the center of the leaf. Unlike Begonia listada, Begonia 'Magadalene Madsen' is easy to grow, even outdoors in warm climates. Leaves are bronze/green and hairy, narrow long and pointed at both ends, though are not peltate which distinguishes it from its parent, with the green stripe along the midline and major leaf veins. Very good bloomer, mostly in the warm months with sprays of furry pink flowers. Stays compact but grows very full and quickly into a beautiful potted plant or lovely hanging basket. Does well as a windowsill plant also. This begonia has been an old favorite for many years but we are reintroducing it to make it available to new appreciators and the old who may have been looking for it. A lovely plant for any collector. (Kusler)

90279  

Begonia 'Margaret Thompson'




Begonia Margaret Thompson

$10.95  

Upright growing compact cane with dark bronze leaves that are long and narrow with a serrated and lobed edge. Profuse pink flowers are held in open sprays above the foliage and lightly scented. Flowers are similar to Begonia 'Tea Rose' for people familiar with that variety. Easy to grow and full growing. Makes a great more upright hanging basket. Although introduced many years ago, it has never been offered online before. (Thompson)

69228  

Begonia 'Miss Julie'




Begonia Miss Julie

$11.95  

Small growing with bright green serrated cupped leaves. Very full growing. Blooms profusely with bright pink flowers in ball clusters. Compact and spreading habit. One of the showiest bloomers of all cane, the blooms nearly hide the foliage. Makes and impressive full hanging basket. (Thompson)

69322  

Begonia 'Mrs. Miller'




Begonia Mrs Miller

$10.95  

Low growing cane. Full growing compact plant with bronze ruffled leaves with silver spots. Profuse bloomer with unusual shade of salmon flowers. Great basket or small upright. (Thompson)

69307  

Begonia 'O'Flaherty's Folly'




Begonia O Flahertys Folly

$10.95  

Medium to tall growing shrub begonia. Leaves are small to medium sized bright green long and narrow with a serrated edge. Flowers are held in upright clusters and are white with pink ovaries on female flowers. Female flowers are spicy scented. Can be grown as an upright or pruned and trained as a basket. Nearly everblooming. Very easy to grow. (Thompson)

69229  

Begonia 'Olive Garden'




Begonia Olive Garden

$11.95  

Low to medium growing, long narrow olive medium sized green leaves with lightly serrated edge. Profuse bloomer with solid light pink flowers in large open sprays that nearly hide the foliage. Very fragrant. Flowers are also highly fragrant. Easy to grow upright or basket. (Thompson)

20609  

Begonia 'Orococo'




Begonia Orococo

$9.95  

Textured ivy-shaped leaves of great substance, green-gold, shaded and edged deep red. Procumbent stems. Sprays of delicate white flowers. Sturdy grower. Beautiful, self-branching plant for pots or hanging baskets. (Worley) (F, B)

69324  

Begonia 'Peppermint Sabers'




Begonia Peppermint Sabers

$10.95  

Low to medium growing upright cane. Leaves are dark glossy green, medium long and narrow with a deeply dentated edge and sharp point. Flowers are profuse in open clusters that are dark pink and white striped. Very showy, compact and easy to grow. Could be trained as a basket. (Thompson)

69325  

Begonia 'Pink Sabers'




Begonia Pink Sabers

$10.95  

Low to medium growing upright cane. Leaves are medium green, medium sized long and narrow with dentated edge and sharp point. Flowers are profuse in open clusters of pale clear pink, nearly everblooming. Easy to grow, showy and compact. Could make a basket easily. This is a 2003 cross between Begonia 'Bolero' and a Philippines species. (Thompson)

69233  

Begonia 'Pink Taffeta'




Begonia Pink Taffeta

$10.95  

Low to medium growing superba-type cane. Nearly a perfect plant. Leaves are medium sized, lobed, and nearly black with silver spots. Everblooming with large clusters of bright pink flowers but also branches freely. Isn't mildew prone or prone to lower leaf drop like some canes. Makes a beautiful upright or large full basket. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

20615  

Begonia 'Tangier'




Begonia Tangier

$9.95  

Abundant clusters of coral-red flowers. Small dark green wavy leaves. Makes a very full, compact basket. Beautiful colorful display all season. (Kartuz) (B)

20616  

Begonia 'Tiny Gem'




Begonia Tiny Gem

$9.95  

Miniature trailer with constant clusters of deep pink flowers. Small, crisp, pointed light green leaves. Excellent small basket plant. (Woodriff) (F, B, D)

69343  

Begonia 'Tom Ment'




Begonia Tom Ment

$9.95  

Low growing cane with small bronze leaves with large silver spots. Blooms well with dark salmon to coral flowers. Easy to grow, quickly makes a nice full basket or low growing upright. Makes a great plant without much trimming or training and a good plant for beginners or for anyone interested in begonias to grow for shows. (Mentelos)

90050  

Begonia 'Vista Way'




Begonia Vista Way

$10.95  

The perfect marriage of the best traits of two popular shrub species, Begonia egregia and Begonia echinosepala. Leaves have the texture, coloring, and red edge of Begonia egregia on a plant that has the full growing, free branching, everblooming habit of Begonia echinosepala. Can be trained for multiple uses from very full hanging baskets, to large specimen plants, or can be pruned easily to keep as a small compact potted plant. Flowers are pure white and held above the foliage. (Thompson)

69328  

Begonia 'Wild Irish Rose'




Begonia Wild Irish Rose

$11.95  

Low growing cane. Has small narrow bright green undulated leaves. Has white flowers with rose-blush in a loose open spider web cluster. Low growing and compact everblooming basket. Flowers are a very unusual color and striking. (Thompson)

90591  

Callisia congesta 'Variegata'




Callisia congesta Variegata

$9.95  

This, easy to grow relative of the wandering jew plant, is a worthy addition to a hanging basket or mixed container of plants, indoors or outside in the shade garden. The 2 to 3 inch tightly whorled variegated leaves are in colors of pink, green, and cream, with some purple tones. Long trailing stems are thick and succulent. Give excellent drainage in shade or part sun. Plant has always been known by the above botanical name, although we can find no scholarly reference to a congesta species of Callisia. Callisia are native to the southwest USA and tropical America. Commelinaceae


90527  

Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff'

Basket Plant, False Bromeliad, Octopus Plant



Callisia fragrans Melnikoff

$9.95  

This is a low growing perennial with 6 to 10 inch bright green waxy leaves with white to cream colored lengthwise stripes of varying widths. The tightly overlapping leaves form a rosette somewhat resembling a bromeliad. It has small fragrant white flowers borne in clusters on long upright stalks. Best in well-drained moist soil in part shade. It makes a good groundcover in mild climates as an accent with other tropical plantings or as a beautiful large hanging basket with its cascading trailing stems. Old fashioned houseplant. Native to Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Commelinaceae


90593  

Callisia gentlei var. elegans

(Syn.: Callisia elegans), Pinstriped Inch Plant, Striped Inch Plant



Callisia gentlei var elegans

$9.95  

Dark slate green fleshy 1ΒΌ" leaves are marked with distinctive parallel white lines. Small white flowers appear at the tip of elongated stems in summer. Give bright shade and good drainage. It's best to keep on the dry side, as overwatering can be detrimental. Easy, fast growing uncommon house plant, mat forming groundcover, or basket plant. Outdoors USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Commelinaceae


90260  

Ceropegia ampliata

Bushman's Pipe, Horny Wonder, Condom Plant



Ceropegia ampliata

$9.95  

This unusual conversation piece produces in abundance strange looking green and white flowers in late summer. It has a unique method of pollination. The tubular 2½ inch flowers are lined inside with downward pointing hairs that temporarily trap insects. They are then released the next day covered with pollen. With thick leafless twining stems, it is best displayed in a hanging basket. Plant in partial shade with a well-draining cactus mix and allow to dry out between waterings. Needs protection from freezing. Native to South Africa. A detailed description of this weird plant can be found at PlantZAfrica.com. Apocynaceae


90406  

Duranta erecta 'Little Geisha Girl'

Compact Golden Dew Drop 'Little Geisha Girl'



Duranta erecta Little Geisha Girl

$9.95  

This is a compact form of Duranta erecta 'Geisha Girl' ('Sweet Memories') with tighter blossoms and weeping stems. It makes a splendid hanging basket plant. Verbenaceae


69081  

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Fringed Hibiscus



Hibiscus schizopetalus

$10.95  

Very ornate fringed double flowers streaked with pink and red hang from arching branches like little chandeliers. Blooms best with heat and humidity. Often grown as a hanging basket plant or trained as a standard. A most unusual hibiscus. Tropical East Africa. Malvaceae


51826  

Impatiens repens




Impatiens repens

$9.95  

A beautiful species with succulent creeping red stems, tiny leaves and 1½ inch bright yellow balsam-shaped flowers. Good for baskets and as a ground cover. (B,D) Balsaminaceae


52158  

Medinilla sedifolia




Medinilla sedifolia

$10.95  

A beautiful but little known species for terrarium or small hanging basket, this elegant rare plant is slow growing and spectacular in bloom. In winter and spring 1 inch waxy flowers of bright magenta pink nearly cover the dark green foliage of closely set ¼th inch waxy leaves. Likes warmth, humidity. (F,D,T,B) Melastomataceae


90152  

Pellionia repens

(Syn.: Pellionia daveauana), Watermelon Pellionia



Pellionia repens

$9.95  

Grown for the beauty of its leaves, it makes an ideal basket or terrarium plant. Showy leaves are purplish-brown on the edges with a deep green surface and a light green center. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. Urticaceae


90344  

Pilea pubescens 'Silver Cloud'

Silver Cloud Pilea, Silver Panamiga



Pilea pubescens Silver Cloud

$9.95  

Uncommon house plant with striking silvery leaves, ruffled and serrated, with pinkish color on the undersides. It's an upright compact plant to 10 inches high with inconspicuous flowers. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with silvery or spotted begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to South America. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae


90345  

Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

Silver Tree Pilea



Pilea spruceana Silver Tree

$9.95  

This pilea has a narrow, serrated, chocolate colored leaf with a broad silver band running down its center. It has a compact, upright habit to 10 inches high and wide. Flowers are inconspicuous. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with fancy leaf begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to Peru and Venezuela. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae


80090  

Plectranthus neochilus 'Dwarf Variegated'

Fuzzy Wuzzy Plectranthus



Plectranthus neochilus Dwarf Variegated

$9.95  

Dwarf form with small leaves of various shades of green with white feathered edges. A new find for the indoor and outdoor variegated foliage lover. Use it in patio pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, or as a small ground cover in partial shade. Lamiaceae


64121  

Ruellia devosiana

Azure Velvet Plant



Ruellia devosiana

$9.95  

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


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


64204  

Russelia equisetiformis - red

Coral Plant, Firecracker Plant, Fountain Plant



Russelia equisetiformis red

$9.95  

A popular and colorful plant, with many scarlet red 1 inch tubular flowers displayed throughout the year on bright green, rush-like, leafless stems. Fountain-shaped cascading growth makes a beautiful hanging basket. Also, use for a ground cover, or for spilling over garden walls. Attracts hummingbirds. Mexico. Hardy to 25F. Plantaginaceae


80160  

Russelia equisetiformis 'Salmon Pink'

Coral Fountain, Firecracker Plant



Russelia equisetiformis Salmon Pink

$9.95  

Spectacular penstemon relative with horsetail-like, arching, stems and tubular, salmon-pink flowers. Blooms spring and summer. Hummingbirds love it. Good in hanging baskets, ground cover, or spilling over a garden wall. It requires full sun to bloom well and is drought tolerant. Hardy to 25F. Native to Mexico. Plantaginaceae


64205  

Russelia equisetiformis 'Yellow Gold'

Golden Firecracker Plant



Russelia equisetiformis Yellow Gold

$9.95  

A choice variety with tubular yellow flowers. Use for hanging baskets, ground cover, or spilling over garden walls. Sun or part shade. Plantaginaceae


80019  

Stenotaphrum secundatum 'Variegatum'

Variegated St. Augustine Grass



Stenotaphrum secundatum Variegatum

$9.95  

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


80088  

Tradescantia 'Baby Bunny Bellies'




Tradescantia Baby Bunny Bellies

$9.95  

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


90155  

Tradescantia sillamontana

White Gossamer Plant, White Velvet Wandering Jew, Cobweb Spiderwort



Tradescantia sillamontana

$9.95  

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


90595  

Tradescantia zebrina

(Syn.: Tradescantia pendula) Silver Inch Plant, Purple Wandering Jew



Tradescantia zebrina

$9.95  

This popular hanging basket houseplant is grown for its striking variegated foliage. The fleshy lance-shaped leaves are bronzy purple with two broad silvery stripes above and with undersides of solid rosy purple. For the strongest leaf color, give bright light indoors or light shade outdoors. Best with consistently moist well-drained soil, but with less water in winter. Pinch stems to promote thicker growth. It can be used as a ground cover or filler around potted tropicals. In warm climates, it is best used as a container plant as it can become invasive in the ground. This tender perennial can be grown outdoors in mild climates (USDA zones 9-11) where it does not freeze or as an annual elsewhere. Native to southern Mexico and Guatemala. Commelinaceae





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