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Acnistus arborescens

Wild Tree Tobacco, Hollowheart

Acnistus arborescens


Related to Iochroma. Uncommon small to medium sized tree, growing 10 to 20 feet high. Soft bark is beige, corky with deep vertical ridges and fissures. Try growing orchids, tillandsias and other epiphytes on it's limbs. Very small ¼th inch bell-shaped scented white flowers clustered on branches are followed by tiny orange tomato-like inedible fruits that are popular with birds. Plant has anticancer properties, but no nicotine derivatives, as common name would suggest. Subtropical, it will survive brief frosts. We're not sure of it's landscape value, but it might be of interest to collectors. Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. Solanaceae


Brugmansia 'Culebra'

(Syn.: Methysticodendron amesianum)

Brugmansia Culebra


A very unusual and rare cultivar of B. aurea with narrow ribbon-like leaves. Flowers are white with narrow spoon-shaped petals. Culebra is an indian name referring to its serpent-like leaves. Used by Columbian shamens for both medicinal and ceremonial purposes. It is slow growing and apparently does not like to be over-watered. Solanaceae


Brugmansia 'Milk 'n' Honey'

Brugmansia Milk n Honey


Impressive display of beautiful large fragrant white trumpets with green veins and long tips. Flowers turning to a honey color with age. Green, smooth textured foliage. Can grow 10 to 20 feet hight, 4 to 6 feet wide. However, it's best to occasionally prune back heavily to encourage new growth. Angel's Trumpets thrive in full sun to light shade with heavy feeding and moisture. Hybrid of B. 'Ecuador Pink' and B. versicolor 'Peach'. USDA zones 8b - 10. Versicolor cultivar. Solanaceae


Brugmansia 'Peach'

Brugmansia Peach


Long tube extends past calyx, then bloom flares, peach color petals occasional split. A versicolor cultivar. We obtained it under the unverifiable name of 'Maui Peach'. Solanaceae


Brugmansia 'Shooting Star'

Brugmansia Shooting Star


Beautiful yellow-orange fragrant blossoms are 5 inches wide to 7 inches long. Very floriferous. Grows up to 7 feet high and wide. (Ludger Schneider) Solanaceae


Brunfelsia americana

Lady of the Night

Brunfelsia americana


Wonderfully fragrant large creamy white flowers with a long tube. Light green leathery foliage. Solanaceae


Iochroma Collection

Iochroma Collection


3 different; our choice (does not include Acnistus or Iochoma australe). Solanaceae


Iochroma umbellata

(Acnistus umbellatus, Dunalia umbellata, Lycium umbellatum)

Iochroma umbellata


Rare Iochroma for the collector with greenish-yellow flowers mottled with purple and many-seeded bitter greenish-white fruit. Shrub or small tree growing from 7 to 16 feet high. Give rich soil with adequate moisture, part shade to full sun. Collected by Paul C. Hutchison, J. Wright, and R. Straw near Huamachuco, Peru at an elevation of 9,350 feet in 1964 for the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden. Has been found by others growing in Peru from 6,200 to 12,700 feet. Growing at these high elevations probably means some frost tolerance. Solanaceae


Iochroma 'Wine Red'

Iochroma Wine Red


Clusters of deep crimson flowers all season. Solanaceae


Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Lynn's Variegated'

(Syn.: Solanum rantonnetii 'Lynn's Variegated'), Lynn's Variegated Potato Bush

Lycianthes rantonnetii Lynns Variegated


A rare white variegated form of the common potato bush. The purplish-blue flowers are in sharp contrast to the bold variegated foliage. Easy to grow, full sun or part shade, any soil, drought tolerant. Good in containers. Looks best with regular feeding. Tip frequently to keep bushy. Hardy to U.S.D.A. zone 9. Solanaceae


Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe Variegata'

(Syn.: Solanum rantonnetii 'Royal Robe Variegata')

Lycianthes rantonnetii Royal Robe Variegata


Striking leaves variegated with yellow and green in contrast with the solid purple flowers. Maybe somewhat less hardy than the normal green form. Native to Argentina and Paraguay. USDA zones 9 - 11. Solanaceae


Solandra longiflora

Chalice Vine, Gabriel's Trumpet

Solandra longiflora


Large vine similar to Solandra maxima but glossy leaves are smaller and golden flowers are narrow, tubular, chalace-like. Lobes have a crenate wavy edge. We previously had this misidentified as S. grandiflora. Native to the West Indies. Solanaceae


Solandra maxima

Cup of Gold Vine

Solandra maxima


One of the largest and showiest flowers of any vine is produced by this luxuriant Mexican species, which is also hardier to cold than other solandras. The 9 inch chalice-shaped flowers open yellow, then turn to gold, and have a delicious coconut scent. These magnificent blossoms may occur at any season, especially in winter. It is easily trained as a shrub or espalier, with handsome 6 inch glossy leaves. In mild climates, it's a spectacular garden plant. Solanaceae


Solandra maxima 'Variegata'

Variegated Cup of Gold Vine

Solandra maxima Variegata


Cup of gold vine with purple stemmed leaves variegated and edged creamy white. 28F. Solanaceae


Solanum muricatum 'Rio Bamba'

Melon Pear, Pepino Dulce

Solanum muricatum Rio Bamba


Deliciously sweet fruit is provided by this compact, colorful and unusual flowering plant from the Andes. Attractive clusters of 1 inch dark violet star-shaped flowers are followed by 4 to 6 inch purple striped oval fruits, which change from light green to yellow when fully ripe and ready to eat. The fruit has a nearly seedless, juicy flesh which is fragrant and tasty, like a blend of melons, bananas, peaches and pears. Offered are two cutting grown selections which are superior in taste and make attractive flowering plants. 25F.

'Rio Bamba' is a scandent, purple stemmed selection named for the area of Ecuador from which it was collected. 3 inch dark green leaves, free flowering. Cross pollination suggested for maximum fruit production. Solanaceae


Solanum muricatum 'Vista'

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An upright, green stemmed selection that may set fruit better on its own. Bright green leaves. Big fruit, attractive purple flowers. Solanaceae


Solanum wendlandii

Costa Rican Nightshade, Marriage Vine

Solanum wendlandii


One of the finest blue flowered vines producing a spectacular display in the heat of summer with large clusters of 2½ inch lavender-blue flowers nearly covering the plant. Heat loving, it is deciduous in cold weather. 28F. Solanaceae

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