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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


Iochroma Collection

Iochroma Collection


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


Iochroma cyaneum 'Royal Blue'

Iochroma cyaneum Royal Blue


Bright deep blue flowers in extra large, full clusters. Always in bloom. Solanaceae


Iochroma cyaneum 'Sky King'

Iochroma cyaneum Sky King


Beautiful sky blue flowers in clusters. Solanaceae


Iochroma 'Frosty Plum'

Iochroma Frosty Plum


Similar to Iochroma 'Plum Beauty' but with an edge of white frosting to the large plum colored flowers. Solanaceae


Iochroma fuchsioides

Iochroma fuchsioides


A beautiful and rare species with fiery red flowers in clusters and glossy green leaves. Lower growing, spreading habit. Solanaceae


Iochroma grandiflora

Iochroma grandiflora


A beautiful species, with bright blue flowers, 3 inches long and flaring to 1 inch wide (the largest flowers of the iochromas). Good container plant, compact habit. Solanaceae


Iochroma 'Plum Beauty'

Iochroma Plum Beauty


Very large rosy purple flower clusters in abundance. Solanaceae


Iochroma 'Princess'

Iochroma Princess


Iochroma 'Princess' is a new interspecies hybrid between Iochroma australe 'Alba' and Iochroma cyaneum. It has the flaring bell shape flowers and small growth habit from I. australe. 'Princess' has a lovely shade of medium pink flowers. They are short but open to very wide flaring bells. So far the blooming habit seems to be to put out long stems with a large cluster at the tip followed by a myriad of smaller weeping side shoots covered with smaller clusters that totally engulf the plant. Blooms all year but most heavily in summer as do most iochromas. Does not go dormant in winter. Much more trainable than pure I. cyaneum, this type can be trained to be low and spreading. Very rare color on a very versatile plant. Exclusive. (Thompson) 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 'White Knight'

Iochroma White Knight


Iochroma 'White Knight' is a new interspecies hybrid between Iochroma australe 'Alba' and Iochroma cyaneum. It has the long tubular flowers of I. cyaneum in the rare color of white with the slight flaring bell shape from I. australe. So far, the blooming habit seems to be to put out long stems with a large cluster at the tip followed by smaller weeping side shoots with smaller numerous clusters. Much more trainable than pure I. cyaneum, this type can be trained to be low and spreading or trained up to be a tall specimen. Flower color can be subjective in iochromas since they seem to change color with light intensity or duration. I. 'White Knight' has pink buds which open to long white flowers in mostly summer sun but can keep a slight pink tinge in more shade. Exclusive. (Thompson) Solanaceae


Iochroma 'Wine Red'

Iochroma Wine Red


Clusters of deep crimson flowers all season. 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 '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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