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Abutilon Collection

Abutilon Collection


3 different, our choice.


Abutilon grandifolium

Golden Flowered Hairy Abutilon, Hawaiian Ma'o

Abutilon grandifolium


This is the double flowered form of the species. Grows to about 6 feet high in sun or part shade with one inch golden flowers. Needs protection from frost. In Hawaii it's used as an i'lima flower lei substitute. The single flowered species grows as a roadside weed in tropical climates. Native to South America. Malvaceae


Abutilon megapotamicum 'Pink Charm'

Abutilon megapotamicum Pink Charm


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


Abutilon pictum

Abutilon pictum


The species with bell-shaped apricot colored flowers with strong red veining. Showy upright shrub with maple-like leaves to 15 feet. Native of Brazil. Malvaceae


Abutilon pictum 'Gold Dust'

Abutilon pictum Gold Dust


Leaves boldly variegated yellow and green. Orange blooms with red veins. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Apricot Glow'

Abutilon x hybridum Apricot Glow


Sprawling shrub to 5 feet high with hanging pale apricot colored flowers with red veins. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Halo'

Abutilon x hybridum Halo


This floriferous shrub is very showy with bright yellow lantern-shaped flowers with red veining. Compact growth to 4 feet high. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'L'Orangerie'

Abutilon x hybridum LOrangerie


Large flaring salmon-orange flowers veined orange-red. Compact, free-flowering. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Louis Sasson'

Abutilon x hybridum Louis Sasson


Nice selection with deep red-orange flowers on a compact shrub to 4 feet high. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Moonbeam'

Abutilon x hybridum Moonbeam


Abundant small pale lemon-yellow flowers on a narrow upright shrub. With its light green leaves, it can brighten a shady area with a yellow green effect. Fast growing. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Old Rose Belle'

Abutilon x hybridum Old Rose Belle


Bell-shaped flowers are a beautiful shade of rose-pink on this compact and very floriferous selection. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Orange Drop'

Abutilon x hybridum Orange Drop


Strong upright, vigorous growing shrub with bright orange flowers with red veins. Leaves large and dark green. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Pompeii'

Abutilon x hybridum Pompeii


Compact shrub to 4 feet high with free blooming warm orange-red flowers. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Red Monarch'

Abutilon x hybridum Red Monarch


Dangling gold flowers with orange veins. Named for the bright red calyx. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Red-Orange'

Abutilon x hybridum Red-Orange


Compact shrub to 4 feet high with free blooming orange-red flowers cupped like small hanging bells. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Rosalie'

Abutilon x hybridum Rosalie


Vigorous plant to 8 feet with medium to large soft pink flowers. Rounded shrub is dense with large dark green leaves. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Savitzii'

Abutilon x hybridum Savitzii


This unusual dwarf variegated abutilon looks more white than green. Salmon-orange flowers. Slow, compact growth; easily kept at 10 feet tall. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Silver Belle'

Abutilon x hybridum Silver Belle


Very large pure white flowers, dark green foliage. Compact, upright, and free flowering. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Souvenir De Bonn'

Abutilon x hybridum Souvenir De Bonn


Large variegated maple-shaped leaves are green with a white border on a vigorous, upright plant with orange bell-shaped flowers. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Sugar Plum'

Abutilon x hybridum Sugar Plum


Unique light purple flowers on wide flaring flowers. Heavy bloomer. Compact growth to 3 feet high. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Tangelo'

Abutilon x hybridum Tangelo


Large deep tangerine-orange flowers, small leaves, compact. Excellent for hanging basket. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Tangerine Belle'

Abutilon x hybridum Tangerine Belle


Large flaring tangerine-orange flowers with red veins. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Victor Reiter'

Abutilon x hybridum Victor Reiter


A sturdy, upright plant, reaching 8 feet or more with large, broad, deep green leaves. Huge salmon-orange colored flowers. Ideal for training into a patio tree. Malvaceae


Abutilon x hybridum 'Victorian Lady'

Abutilon x hybridum Victorian Lady


This is an unusual "Flowering Maple" with 2 inch double ruffled soft pink flowers. It's upright and vigorous, growing 4 to 6 feet tall with maple-like leaves. Prune back in Fall to control size. Best with moist rich soil, fed regularly, and given sun in cool coastal areas, afternoon shade in hotter climates. USDA zones 9 - 11.


Abutilon x hybridum 'Watercolor Orange'

Abutilon x hybridum Watercolor Orange


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


Abutilon x hybridum 'White'

Abutilon x hybridum White


Charming white bell-shaped flowers on a mounding shrub with rich green maple-like leaves. Good container plant. Can be trained as a small patio tree. Malvaceae


Acalypha 'Brazen'

Acalypha Brazen


Large leaves with solid light copper color. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Fairy Dust'

Acalypha Fairy Dust


Green leaves margined white with creamy gold dustings and splotches throughout the leaf. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha Fancy Leaf Collection

Acalypha Fancy Leaf Collection


3 different plants, our choice


Acalypha 'Haleakala'

Acalypha Haleakala


Crested, dark maroon, deeply fluted leaves. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Heterophylla'

Acalypha Heterophylla


Branches pendulous with ragged, wavy, narrow ribbon-like leaves. Green with yellow edges. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha hispida

Red Hot Cattail, Chenile Plant

Acalypha hispida - Red


Covered with long, dangling rose-red cattails all year. Tropical. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha hispida 'White Margined'

Acalypha hispida White Margined


Cream colored cattails with creamy white teeth on older leaf margins. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Hoffmanii'

Acalypha Hoffmanii


Dark green crested leaves with narrow cream margins. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Inferno'

Acalypha Inferno


Small leaves on fire, varying from yellow to orange to red. Australian cultivar. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Jungle Dragon'

Acalypha Jungle Dragon


Large red leaves streaked and spattered with green and gold. From plant collector David Lloyd. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kilauea'

(Syn.: Acalypha 'Firestorm', probably the same as 'Cypress Elf', and 'Mardi Gras')

Acalypha Kilauea


Dark green finely cut leaves bordered pink, becoming more colorful in summer heat. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kona Coast'

Acalypha Kona Coast


Large yellow and green splotched leaves. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kona Gold'

Acalypha Kona Gold


Smaller leaves colored green and yellow. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Loco'

Acalypha Loco


Medium sized frilly, twisted leaves of bronze and green. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Louisiana Red'

Acalypha Louisiana Red


Macafeeana selection with large slightly contorted leaves of intense reds and bronze. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Marginata'


Acalypha Marginata


Coppery leaves, with thin serrate margins of pink. Hardiest variety to 32F. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Marginata Green'

Acalypha Marginata Green


Green leaves, with serrate white margins, leaves later darkening to copper with rosy edge. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha pendula

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

Acalypha pendula


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


Acalypha 'Raggedy Ann'

Acalypha Raggedy Ann


Australian cultivar with narrow maroon leaves highly serrated and cut. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Tahiti'

Acalypha Tahiti


Large twisted leaves, green with yellow markings. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Tequilla Sunrise'

Acalypha Tequilla Sunrise


Large yellow leaves with splotches of green and gold with specks of red. From plant collector David Lloyd. Euphorbiaceae


Each variety is $ 8.95 (5 rhizomes)

Achimenes Rhizomes




Achimenes Rhizomes - Alternate Choices

Achimenes Rhizomes Alternate Choices




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


Adenocalymma comosum

(Syn.: Adenocalymna comosum, Bignonia comosa)

Adenocalymma comosum


This rare evergreen climber produces large 2½ inch trumpet-shaped bright yellow flowers from March to August. It's a slow growing woody vine with glossy leathery compound leaves. Give fertile, rich, well-drained soil, part shade to full sun. Ideal for growing on an arch or wall. Hardiness is unknown. Probably needs protection from frost. Propagated by seed or air-layering. Native to Brazil. USDA zones 10 - 11. Bignoniaceae


Aeollanthus repens

Aeollanthus repens


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


Aeschynanthus Collection

Aeschynanthus Collection


3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae


Albuca bracteata

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

Albuca bracteata


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


Allamanda cathartica 'Hendersonii'

Golden Trumpet

Allamanda cathartica Hendersonii


Throughout the tropics one of the most popular vines and rightly so. Trainable as a vine or shrub, it is famous for its profusion of 5 inch bright yellow flowers throughout the year and handsome 6 inch tapered glossy green foliage. In cooler areas such as coastal California, it blooms outdoors in summer and fall. It is deciduous with frost and likes a warm protected site. In the greenhouse it is dazzling all year. Spectacular variety. South America. 40F. Apocynaceae


Alpinia formosana 'Pinstripe'

Pinstripe Ginger

Alpinia formosana Pinstripe


This cultivar with white pinstripe leaves grows slowly to about 3 feet high. White, yellow and red flowers are showy on upright stalks. Usually only blooms in warmer climates or greenhoused. Needs shade, damp soil. Native to Taiwan. USDA zones 8 - 11. Zingiberaceae


Alsobia 'Iris August'

Alsobia Iris August


Similar to Alsobia 'San Miguel' with white flowers and purple dotted petals. Soft leaves on trailing, stoloniferous plant. Gesneriaceae


Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snowball'

Alternanthera ficoidea Snowball


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


Alyogyne hakeifolia - Yellow Form

Alyogyne hakeifolia - Yellow Form


Large silky yellow hibiscus-like flowers, dark green needle-like foliage. Drought tolerant, sun loving. Native to Australia. Malvaceae


Alyogyne hakeifolia - White Form

Alyogyne hakeifolia White Form


Large silky white hibiscus-like flowers, dark green needle-like foliage. Rapidly growing shrub to 10 feet high. Drought tolerant, sun loving. Intolerant of poor drainage and areas with wet summers. Native to deserts of South and Western Australia. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae


Alyogyne huegelii

(Syn.: Hibiscus huegelii), Blue Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelii


Beautiful lavender-blue silky hibiscus-like flowers appear throughout the year. Deeply cut leaves, shrubby habit. Good container plant or outdoors in California. Drought tolerant. Australia. 20F. Malvaceae


Alyogyne huegelii 'White Swan'

Alyogyne huegelii White Swan


A beautiful white flowered form, tinged lilac under cool conditions. (UC Santa Cruz introduction). Malvaceae


Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose'

Alyogyne Lady Barbara Rose


Has pale lavender flowers with a distinct raspberry eye. Grows to six feet tall but can be kept to any height with pruning. Finely cut bright green foliage is unlike any other Alyogyne and gives mature plants an almost fern-like appearance. Grows very full and easily with little encouragement and the fern-like foliage coupled with the unique pale shade of lavender makes for a spectacular specimen plant. May be less sensitive to phosphorus than other types because of its mixed parentage. Never offered for sale before, this is it's first offering anywhere. Be the first to add this lovely plant to your garden. USDA zones 9 - 10. (Thompson) Malvaceae


Amorphophallus konjac

(Syn.: Amorphophallus rivieri), Konjac Voodoo Lily, Konnyaku Potato, Devil's Tongue

Amorphophallus konjac


This unusual exotic plant is in the same family as the Giant Corpse Flower (A. titanum), which often is a newsmaker when in bloom. This easy to grow plant is a much smaller cousin with a 5 foot flower stalk that has an amazing dark, liver-purple spadix surrounded by a lighter purple spathe. It emits an interesting provocative scent mimicking a dead animal to lure in flies for pollination. The single huge snowflake-like leaf emerges from the corm after blooming growing up to 4 feet high on a green and purple mottled, fleshy stalk. In cold climates lift the huge corm in the fall to store. The large corm is commonly used in Asian cuisine and for herbal remedies. It's a widespread species from the eastern Himalayas to China and the Philippines. Image from Curtis's Botanical Magazine 1875. Araceae

Sold in 3" pots.


Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii

Desert Honeysuckle, Texas Firecracker

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii


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


Anthurium schlechtendalii

Pheasant's Tail, Birdsnest Anthurium

Anthurium schlechtendalii


Anthurium schlechtendalii is our best guess. Although, it could be a form of Anthurium hookerii. This is a large dramatic bird's nest anthurium. In the wild it's an epiphyte. Its vase shape is composed of bright green leaves more than six feet long and two feet wide. The inconspicuous inflorescence, which has a ripe banana-like fragrance, produces showy red fruit. Use as a tropical landscape accent in a wind protected garden or as a tubbed specimen. Protect from snails. Has survived in Southern California in USDA zone 9 with minimal frost protection. Native Mexico south to Nicaragua. Araceae


Aphelandra schiedeana

Aphelandra schiedeana


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


Aphelandra sinclairiana

Coral Aphelandra

Aphelandra sinclairiana


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


Arachnothryx leucophylla

(Syn.: Rondeletia leucophylla), Panama Rose, Bush Pentas

Arachnothryx leucophylla


Small woody evergreen shrub with rose-pink flowers, primarily in winter and spring with scattered blooms the rest of the year. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. It becomes fragrant after sunset. Grows 3 to 5 feet high. Full sun to part shade. It's a tender shrub that will not survive freezing. USDA zones 9 - 11. Native of Mexico through Panama. Rubiaceae


Asclepias curassavica - orange

Orange Butterfly Weed

Asclepias curassavica orange


Standard variety with orange and gold flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae


Asclepias curassavica - red

Red Butterfly Weed

Asclepias curassavica red


A selected variety with red and yellow flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae


Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'

Silky Gold Butterfly Weed

Asclepias curassavica Silky Gold


A selected variety with golden yellow flowers all summer. Easy to grow perennial to 18 inches high, full sun, regular water. Attracts the monarch butterfly. This species grows year-round in warmer climates, unlike North America's native species. Because a tiny parasite that harms monarch butterflies may overwinter on this tropical milkweed, it is advisable to cut it down in winter to let it regrow clean foliage. USDA zones 8 - 11. Summer annual elsewhere. Native to tropical America. Apocynaceae


Asclepias physocarpa

Family Jewels, White Butterfly Weed, Swan Plant, Balloon Plant

Asclepias physocarpa


This milkweed has small white flowers followed by unusual golf ball sized seed capsules. These are light green and covered by rough hairs (a real conversation piece). It's an easy fast growing perennial shrub to 6 feet high. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil. Summer blooming. The plant is a great food source for the monarch butterfly caterpillar. Tender perennial, USDA zones 8 - 10. Native to southeast Africa. Apocynaceae


Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower


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


Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower


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


Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower


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


Asystasia gangetica - White Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica - White Flower


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.


Asystasia gangetica 'St. John'

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

Asystasia gangetica St John


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


Asystasia gangetica 'You're So Vein'

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

Asystasia gangetica You're So Vein


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


Ballochia rotundifolia

Ballochia rotundifolia


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


Barleria cristata

Philippine Violet

Barleria cristata


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


Barleria lupulina

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

Barleria lupulina


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


Barleria obtusa

Bush Violet

Barleria obtusa


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


Barleria oenotheroides

Barleria oenotheroides


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


Barleria repens 'Pink'

Pink Bush Violet

Barleria repens Pink


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


Barleria repens 'Purple Prince'

Purple Prince Bush Violet

Barleria repens Purple Prince


'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


Barleria repens 'Rosea'

Coral Creeper Bush Violet

Barleria repens Rosea


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


Bartlettina sordida

Blue Mist Flower

Bartlettina sordida


This is a fast growing perennial shrub in the Daisy family from the cloud forests of Mexico. Grows up to 10 feet in height with large, velvety green, tropical looking leaves. In early Spring, it blooms with massive clusters of ageratum-like fragrant flowers of bluish-violet. It thrives in bright shade and rich, moist soil. It does best in mild climates with cool nights. Frost tender. USDA zones 9 - 10. Asteraceae


Begonia 'Alleryi'

Begonia Alleryi


An easy to grow, older hybrid of Begonia metallica.


Begonia 'Arlene Ingles'

Begonia Arlene Ingles


Medium growing superba-type cane. Leaves are medium sized lobed gray green with silver markings. Flowers are light pink in large clusters. Easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Baby Grand'

Begonia Baby Grand


Small growing shrub begonia. Sister plant to '62 Grand' but differs in that the leaves are cupped solid colored and nearly black. Flowers also dark pink. Very full growing, small and compact. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Barbara Rose'

Begonia Barbara Rose


Medium to tall growing upright cane with medium sized dark bronzy leaves. Leaves are lobed, undulated, with a saw tooth edge and covered with prominent white spots. Grows very full easily and can be trained to be very compact. Flowers are a lovely shade of bright rose pink flowers in hydrangea type clusters above the foliage. Very easy to grow and not prone to mildew. Always a beauty, selected for it's ease of culture, full growing habit, and ease of flowering. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Black Gold'

Begonia Black Gold


Dark oil colored lobed leaves with large light pink flowers. Heavy bloomer. Medium growing but branches well and stays full with little effort. Maintains a good shape on its own. Doesn't get mildew or drop leaves. Flowers are rose scented. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Black Pearls'

Begonia Black Pearls


Tall growing upright cane with medium to large sized dark nearly black leaves. Leaves are lobed and covered with raised white markings when grown in good light. Grows very tall and upright and usually requires staking because it's huge clusters of pink flowers often snap the stems on mature plants. A great plant for collectors of dark leaves, huge clusters of flowers, or raised spots. Awesome in or out of bloom. First time sold online. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Bob Golden'

Begonia Bob Golden


Small growing mallet-type cane. Leaves are dark green, small and narrow with dark pink to red splashes. Very showy coloring and not hard to grow. Flowers are light pink. Stays to a small compact size without much training. (Thompson)


Begonia boisiana

Begonia boisiana


This is an easy to grow collectable begonia with upright growth to 2 feet with small white flowers and slight pink edging. It blooms in the summer. With glossy green leaves, its underside has noticeable burgundy colored venation. It has some unusual floral and vegetative characteristics that are not typical of most begonias. Native to tropical rain forests of central and northern Vietnam.


Begonia 'Bunny Hug'

Begonia Bunny Hug


Medium sized silver, textured, sparsely hairy leaves with a slight pink hue. White flowers on long petioles in spring. Very full growing and much easier to grow than many of the silver rhizomatous. Quickly makes a great specimen plant. First time offered for sale. (Worley)


Begonia 'Caribbean Prince'

Begonia Caribbean Prince


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


Begonia 'Carmel Browne'

Begonia Carmel Browne


Carmel Browne's leaves have many pointed stars, cleft with a serrated edge, and are dark green to dark brown depending on light intensity or seasons. But, it is most often brown and has an unusual matte finish. It also has a prominent red eye in the center of each leaf. Easy to grow, stays compact and full. Pink flowers in spring. (Keepin)


Begonia 'Carol Knight'

Begonia Carol Knight


Leaves are lobed with lazy double spirals and a lightly hairy surface. As with all rhizomatous, the coloration can be variable with the light conditions. Begonia 'Carol Knight' may vary from its tawny brown color, especially in good light where its new leaves are red that gradually fade to an unusual aqua marine green. In all its color changes it maintains its most prominent features which are its prominent red veins, glowing center, and a waxy layer to mature leaves. The waxy layer makes taking photos that do it justice much harder. Leaves are also sparsely hairy with a serrated hairy edge. Hot pink flowers in spring. Very full growing, vigorous and easy to grow. Visitors who see it in person always are drawn to it. Very novel and a great begonia to collect. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Carol Pease'

Begonia Carol Pease


Medium to large growing shrub with medium sized hairy bright green leaves. Similar in habit and appearance to Begonia 'Ginny' but leaves are larger, wider and more lobed. Profuse bloomer with pure white fuzzy flowers in all light conditions. Great contrast plant for mass plantings with Begonia 'Ginny' and Begonia 'Pastel Princess'. Although tall if allowed to grow to full height, it is easily trained and maintained at any size needed. Very carefree and easy to grow.


Begonia 'Casper'

Begonia Casper


Upright growing cane to 18 inches. Narrow dark green leaves with dentated wavy edge with dark silver splashes. Profuse bloomer with bright red flowers. Easy to grow. Flowers are red even in different light conditions. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Cayuga'

Begonia Cayuga


Large lobed waxy green leaves with fine dark edge. Tall clusters of light pink flowers. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Chameleon's Way'

Begonia Chameleons Way


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)


Begonia 'Chiquita Rosa'

Begonia Chiquita Rosa


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)


Begonia Compact Cane Collection

Begonia Compact Cane Collection


3 different, our choice, compact varieties.


Begonia 'Concord'

Begonia Concord


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)


Begonia 'Copper Gold'

Begonia Copper Gold


Clusters of deep orange flowers all year. Dark coppery leaves lightly spotted. Compact. One of the best orange flowered canes. (Kartuz) (F,D)


Begonia 'Copper King'

Begonia Copper King


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)


Begonia 'Coral Chimes'

Begonia Coral Chimes


Clusters of deep coral-salmon flowers all year. Small silver spotted leaves edged red. Very dwarf, compact. (Kartuz) (F,D,B)


Begonia 'Coral Sabers'

Begonia Coral Sabers


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)


Begonia coriacea

Begonia coriacea


Small, round, peltate, slightly cupped leaves, dark coppery color, red under. Deep pink flowers are produced almost all year. Lovely dwarf species from Sumatra. (F, D, T)


Begonia cubensis

Begonia cubensis


A cute species from Cuba discovered in 1858. This is the true species, not cubensis hort. It has small wavy waxy gray/green leaves on short thin woody stems. Blooms nearly continuously with bright pink flowers held above the foliage. Very compact and very easy to grow and mildew resistant. A must for collectors and beginners alike. A good windowsill begonia. Very rarely offered for sale.


Begonia 'Curly Cleo'

Begonia Curly Cleo


Medium to large pale green leaves with dark markings and a pronounced double spiral. Leaves are on very stiff upright hairy petioles. Leaf is double spiraled, deeply cleft, hairy with reddish brown to black markings and a serrated hairy, stitch marked edge. Easy to grow, full and showy. Pink flowers in spring. Our plants stay relatively small and compact but under the right conditions could be a very large spectacular specimen. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Dangling Cherries'

Begonia Dangling Cherries


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)


Begonia 'Dangling Pearls'

Begonia Dangling Pearls


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)


Begonia 'Deco Checks'

Begonia Deco Checks


Medium sized dark green leaves with dark black checkering and white center eye. Markings are consistent regardless of light conditions, so won't fade out or change with seasons as do some with similar markings. Leaves are deeply lobed but not quite star-shaped, more rounded. Profuse light pink flowers in spring. Markings are very unusual and distinct. First time offered for sale. Limited supply. (Anderson)


Begonia 'Don Miller'

Begonia Don Miller


Small leaves densely spotted with fine silvery white dots. Pink flowers, full, compact habit. (F,D)


Begonia 'Earthtones'

Begonia Earthtones


Small to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, rounded, slightly lobed, on long straight stiff petioles. Gets its name from the leaf colors which change with the seasons or light conditions and can be any shade from aqua marine to raw umber or even ochre with dark veining and spots. Full growing and compact. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Edith Rose'

Begonia Edith Rose


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)


Begonia 'Emerald Glow'

Begonia Emerald Glow


Full growing, compact upright to 18 inches but can be kept shorter. Leaves are cupped bright glowing green, medium sized with light hairiness and textured. Flowers in summer with upright clusters of bright pink flowers on long stems. Easy to grow, very full growing, and very showy even out of bloom. Makes a nice specimen plant. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Enchanting'

Begonia Enchanting


Recreation and reintroduction of "Best New Introduction Plant for 1995". Small growing cane with small bronzy green leaves with serrated edge and pink/silver markings. Flowers are two-toned red and white. Blooms in flushes but attractive even out of bloom. Stems are low and arching habit similar to Begonia 'Shinnecock'. First time offered anywhere as original plant was lost and never circulated. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Firewater'

Begonia Firewater


This is one of those begonias that isn't quite a mini rhizomatous but isn't a medium either, so it falls in-between. Named 'Firewater' because the leaves are red and green, which brings to mind fire and water. The small lobed leaves also have a thin layer of silver overlay, which the photo fails to adequately show. Coloring stays fairly consistent all year regardless of light conditions. Though small, it is easy to grow and quickly fills the pot with narrow rhizomes. This multi-purpose begonia is very versatile and fast growing. This is great begonia to have, especially if you want smaller growing ones. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


Begonia foliosa var miniata

(Begonia fuchsioides)

Begonia foliosa var miniata


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)


Begonia 'Funhouse'

Begonia Funhouse


Medium growing rhizomatous. Medium sized lightly lobed spiraled fuzzy bright light green leaves. Easy to grow, makes a full mounded plant. Dark pink flowers in spring. Plain green buttery showy and full. Makes a great specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Gary Hunt'

Begonia Gary Hunt


Full and upright growing to 2 feet. Leaves are triangle-shaped, cupped and fuzzy, dark maroon-green with narrow yellowish stripe down the center. Flowers are medium pink and fuzzy on upright stems, mostly in summer. Showy even out of bloom and easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Gideon'

Begonia Gideon


This interesting begonia is grown for its variegated leaves with green venation on a pale green background. The leaves have a reddish edge and are heavily textured. Winter flowering with tall stems of white flowers. This compact grower may loose some variegation during the winter. This is a Freda Holly hybrid (2000) of Begonia valida. There's an elatior tuberous begonia with the patented name of Begonia 'Gideon' registered in 2008. This is not the same plant.


Begonia 'Ginny'

Begonia Ginny


Narrow red backed coppery leaves, clusters of pink and white flowers all year. Compact, easy. (F, D)


Begonia 'Golden Swallowtail'

Begonia Golden Swallowtail


We don't know how "new" this begonia is but it's new to Kartuz Greenhouses. We really like it. The leaves are a bright yellow/green with a faint brown stitching along the edge. Leaves have overlapping lazy spirals but you can barely tell anyway since the leaf folds and cups, and the plant grows so full, it's hard to tell where one leaf ends and other starts. Leaves are irregularly lobed, sometimes shallow and sometimes to a cleft. Very crisp and clean in appearance with a satin sheen that only adds to the golden affect. Lots of pink flower spikes in late winter. Everyone loves this begonia not only for it's looks, but also for it's ease of growth. Although it isn't listed in the International Database for Begonias, we are fairly sure that it's a Tim Anderson hybrid.


Begonia 'Green Snowballs'

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Large clusters of white flowers shaded green. Tapered leaves, upright habit.


Begonia 'Green Wings'

Begonia Green Wings


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)


Begonia 'Indian Summer'

Begonia Indian Summer


Medium leaved rhizomatous. It's very hard to get a perfect image since the velvety sheen to the leaf is hard to capture. Roughly a rounded star shaped leaf, lobed and slightly cupped with a glowing hairy serrated edge. The leaves can go through color changes during the year from reddish brown to orange/red with faint darker markings but always with a central glowing eye and glowing red central veins. In Autumn B. 'Indian Summer' is nearly always the color in the picture and no matter what shade it always has that velvety sheen. The leaves do practically glow. It has the added bonus of profuse medium pink flowers in spring. Compact and easy to grow. A must have. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Jealous Zebra'

Begonia Jealous Zebra


Medium sized bright green star leaves with reddish brown to black stripes and a serrated hairy edging. Leaves are on sturdy, upright hairy petioles. Very profuse bloomer in spring. Flowers are light pink with speckles. Very fast and easy growing and always showy in or out of bloom. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Jim Jaeger'

Begonia Jim Jaeger


This recently released begonia has roughly star-shaped medium-sized leaves that are multicolored, although muted in tone. The green leaves are dominated by dark brown markings, either solid or patterned, which cover nearly all the spaces between the leaf veins . Each leaf generally has a silvery streak along the end of each main vein that has a strong lavender tint. While the coloring is understated, it is striking and distinctive. The leaves are sparsely covered with hairs. There aren't many begonias with lavender streaks that are easy to grow, faultless, and that make a perfectly shaped full plant. The coloring changes very little with growing condition or the seasons. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Josephine'

Begonia Josephine


Clusters of large translucent pink flowers are held above the foliage. Wavy silver spotted leaves, compact. (Thompson)


Begonia 'King Me'

Begonia King Me


Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Bright green leaves with so many nearly red checks that some leaves have almost no green at all. Leaves are a distorted star shape with rounded tips and a sparsely hairy surface and edge with a prominent white eye. Leaves are on short petioles, so it stays very full and compact. The name refers to the checkers game, since it has so many checks that the name just seems to fit. Medium pink flowers with speckles and a lighter pink edge blooming in spring. Very easy to grow and vigorous, a good companion for its sibling Begonia 'Vista Checks'. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Kingsbury'

Begonia Kingsbury


Medium to large sized angular-shaped leaves with red hairs on margin. Leaves are a pale gray-green color and have a hairy red collar around the leaf stalk where leaf connects. Pink flowers in spring. Takes a little work to get a shapely plant but worth the effort. Rhizome grows upright. Old hybrid, but rarely offered. Similar to Begonia 'Colonel Gale'.


Begonia 'Kula'

Begonia Kula


Large lobed waxy green leaves with pronounced black edge. Tall clusters of light pink flowers. Similar to Begonia 'Cayuga'. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Lady Katsu'

Begonia Lady Katsu


Upright growing, full and compact, 18 to 24 inches. Long narrow cupped dark green leaves with silver splashes and a saw tooth edge. Profuse bright pink-rose scented flowers. Easy to grow and showy. Thompson)


Begonia 'Lady Lois'

Begonia Lady Lois


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)


Begonia 'Lady Louise K'

Begonia Lady Louise K


Upright large growing superba-type cane. Can grow very tall but can be kept to 2 feet tall. Leaves are large lightly lobed dark green leaves with silver markings. Leaves can get 12 inches long and very wide. Very large clusters of dark pink flowers. Showy and easy to grow. Makes a stunning specimen plant. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Laughter'

Begonia Laughter


Medium sized lobed bright green leaves with large chocolate chip markings. Stays very compact with the leaves on short petioles. Profuse bright light pink flowers in spring. Very showy and easy to grow. First time offered for sale online. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Liberty'

Begonia Liberty


Low to medium growing cane. Leaves are cupped, long and narrow with a lobed and dentated edge. Leaves are pure gray-silver in color which doesn't vary with growing location or blooming cycle. Flowers are dark rose-pink, nearly red and profuse. Very compact and showy plant. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Little Alabaster'

Begonia Little Alabaster


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)


Begonia 'Little Antique White'

Begonia Little Antique White


Similar to Begonia 'Emerald Glow' but smaller growing and smaller leaves. Very compact and full growing with the same textured glowing green leaves. Cute upright spikes of antique white flowers in spring or summer. Showy even out of bloom, makes a nice compact specimen plant. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Little Miss Mary'

Begonia Little Miss Mary


Upright cane 1 to 2 feet tall under normal conditions. Mediums sized superba leaves that are dark bronze with a deeply lobed edge. Flowers are profuse in tight ball clusters that are bright red in most light conditions, can be everblooming. Easy to grow upright. A must have if you like red flowers. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Little Miss Sherri'

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This is a miniature cane-like begonia with small dark green leaves dotted with white spots and small clusters of white flowers most of the year. Very nice. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Little Red Eye'

Begonia Little Red Eye


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)


Begonia 'Lomita Lady'

Begonia Lomita Lady


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)


Begonia 'Lomita Lass'

Begonia Lomita Lass


Low growing cane. Little sister to Begonia 'Lomita Lady'. Leaves are much smaller dark green and pointed. More compact than its sister but shares the same vigorous growth, ease of culture, and everblooming traits. Flowers are also very hot pink, held above the foliage. Makes a perfect basket on its own with little training but can also be grown as a low upright potted plant. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Lovely Louise'

Begonia Lovely Louise


Compact growing upright cane. Medium sized long narrow, dark green (nearly black) leaves with lobed and wavy dentated edge with prominent evenly spaced white spots. Upright growing but can be kept to compact 18 inch height easily. Flowers are bright pink in open clusters held above the foliage. Easy to grow and free blooming though just as showy out of bloom. New Introduction for 2011, first time offered for sale. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Madame Coulat'

Begonia Madame Coulat


Many clusters of red flowers on a compact, branching plant. Satiny black leaves, always in bloom. (Thompson) (F,D)


Begonia 'Madame Rarick'

Begonia Madame Rarick


A medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Depending on light conditions, B. 'Madame Rarick' can be pale green with a dark edge to a bright green with a few dark markings and a stitched edge that is roughly scalloped and serrated. Leaves have a very pronounced double spiral. Very tight compact habit, often hard to tell where one leaf starts and the other ends. Easy to grow and always showy. Dark bright pink flowers in spring on tall stalks. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Magdalene Madsen'

Begonia Magdalene Madsen


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)


Begonia 'Margaret Thompson'

Begonia Margaret Thompson


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)


Begonia 'Master Mark'

Begonia Master Mark


Large growing upright cane with medium sized, narrow slightly cupped leaves. Leaves have a lobed serrated edge and are splashed with silver splashes and spots. Very easy to grow and makes a large specimen plant quickly. Profuse clusters of bright salmon pink flowers that have a rose scent. Very showy plant whether kept small or grown to full size. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Morris Mueller'

Begonia Morris Mueller


Medium growing rhizomatous with bright green leaves with strong reddish brown to nearly black markings depending on light conditions. Leaf is a perfect double spiral with a cleft, hairy, undulated, and serrated edge. Very full and compact growing. Pink flowers in spring. Always striking but shows its best when given good light as this brings out the best markings and overall coloration. A great new addition from hybridizer Paul Tsamtsis. (Tsamtsis)


Begonia 'Mrs. Fred T Scripps'

Begonia Mrs Fred T Scripps


Large growing shrub hybrid. Very tall and large growing with large fingered leaves of medium green and lightly fuzzy. Very showy specimen plant. Blooms in summer with giant sprays of white flowers with pink ovaries. Clusters can be two feet across. A must have for any collector. Easy to grow upright.


Begonia 'Mrs. Miller'

Begonia Mrs Miller


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)


Begonia 'Night Eyes'

Begonia Night Eyes


Its small to medium leaves go through color changes with the seasons from tawny brown with faint markings to black, but always with the glowing centers which give it its name. The glowing centers are usually white but also can turn red. Usually black leaves and red eyes occur around Halloween like Begonia 'Halloween Treat', but it's a much larger growing plant. Leaf surface has a satin sheen with sparse hairs. Leaves are lobed and serrated. The prominent eyes makes for an eye catching plant. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow and compact. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Nonsense'

Begonia Nonsense


Medium to large growing rhizomatous. Medium sized, rounded, scalloped double spiral leaves, bright green with red chocolate-chip markings. Very showy. Pink flowers in spring. Makes an impressive specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Olive Garden'

Begonia Olive Garden


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)


Begonia 'Orange County'

Begonia Orange County


Medium growing upright cane. Leaves are oval with a scalloped edge and blunted point. Leaves are dark green with silver streaks. Has a variegation that of lighter and darker streaks that comes and goes depending on light conditions and other variables. Its strongest point is that it is by far the easiest orange flowered cane to grow. Nearly everblooming with dark solid orange flowers. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Orococo'

Begonia Orococo


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)


Begonia 'Palomar Pirate'

Begonia Palomar Pirate


Slim glossy textured red backed leaves, white flowers. Sturdy, easy. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Palomar Storm'

Begonia Palomar Storm


Slim, dark green glossy leaves with bubbly texture, red undersides. White flowers in summer held above foliage. Compact habit, easy, hardy. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Paper Snowflakes'

Begonia Paper Snowflakes


Upright growing to 2 feet. Large deeply lobed bright green leaves with irregular-shaped large white spots. Flowers are dark dusky rose-red held above the foliage. Makes a stunning specimen plant, easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Pastel Princess'

Begonia Pastel Princess


Upright growing to 3 feet but can be shaped to any size. Grows very full at any size. Specimen plants are very elegant looking. Leaves are medium sized metallic olive-green with reddish stems. Flowers are light pastel pink and fuzzy in ball clusters. Very showy in or out of bloom. Can be everblooming with enough light. Very easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Patriot Games'

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Clusters of bright pink flowers, very dark green deeply cut superba-type foliage. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Peppermint Princess'

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Small to medium growing upright with dark green leaves and small white spots. Flower clusters are large and peppermint colored two-toned. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Peppermint Sabers'

Begonia Peppermint Sabers


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)


Begonia 'Pink Sabers'

Begonia Pink Sabers


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)


Begonia 'Pink Taffeta'

Begonia Pink Taffeta


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)


Begonia polygonoides

Begonia polygonoides


Small glossy narrow tapered leaves, trailing stems. White flowers edged pink.


Begonia Rhizomatous Collection

Begonia Rhizomatous Collection


3 different, our choice:


Begonia Rhizomatous Miniature Collection

Begonia Rhizomatous Miniature Collection


3 different, our choice.


Begonia 'Rose Daggers'

Begonia Rose Daggers


Upright growing cane to 2 feet. Long narrow superba-type dark maroon leaves with light silver spots. Leaves are folded up from the center vein and curl down to a pointed tip. Edges are deeply lobed. Flowers are tight ball clusters of dark rose-pink flowers. Flowers are darker in stronger light. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Ruby Tears'

Begonia Ruby Tears


Medium growing upright to 2 feet. Full growing with dark green oval leaves with light dentation on the outer edge and some light small spots. Flowers are dark ruby-red. Easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Sherri Rose'

Begonia Sherri Rose


Superba type cane with medium sized long narrow bronze leaves with evenly spaced small white spots over surface. Edges are deeply dentated and lobed. Easy and full growing, can be kept compact or grown into taller specimen. Profuse bright rose pink flowers most of the year. Lightly rose scented. Sturdy and easy to grow. Mildew resistant. Great for beginners or for anyone wishing something new. (Thompson)


Begonia Shrub-like Collection

Begonia Shrub-like Collection


3 different, our choice.


Begonia 'Sierra Green Butterfly'

Begonia Sierra Green Butterfly


Ruffled, fluted, double spiraled verdant green leaves with red stems. Nice compact habit. Pink flowers. (Bishop) (F. D. W)


Begonia 'Snow Capped'

Begonia Snow Capped


Leaves are covered with a blizzard of silvery white spots. Clusters of bright red flowers. (F,D)


Begonia 'Snow Palace'

Begonia Snow Palace


Hybrid between a cane and a shrub begonia, grows like a shrub but has white-silver cane leaves. Leaves are small lightly lobed with dark green to maroon veins between the silver splashes. Stems are red. Flowers are dark dusky rose. Has an unusual trait in that it can branch from every leaf node, even nodes that previous had a bloom, making all cuttings good cuttings. Easy to grow, compact and full growing to 18 inches. Not widely circulated. (Thompson)


Begonia Special Collection of 3

Begonia Special Collection of 3


If you can't make up your mind of what begonias to order, these collections offer a wide selection of different easy to grow varieties. Our choice of one each from 3 different begonia groups, for example, one cane-like, one shrub-like, and one rhizomatous.


Begonia Special Collection of 6

Begonia Special Collection of 6


Our choice of 6 different begonias from different groups.


Begonia 'Stormy Night'

Begonia Stormy Night


Low to medium growing rhizomatous. One of the blackest of all begonias, it's really black in all light conditions. Leaves are medium sized lobed fuzzy black. Flowers are dark rose-red on sturdy stalks in spring. Easy to grow, makes an impressive specimen. (Thompson)


Begonia Tall Cane Collection

Begonia Tall Cane Collection


3 different, our choice, tall varieties.


Begonia 'Tangier'

Begonia Tangier


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


Begonia 'Tinkerbell'

Begonia Tinkerbell


Semperflorum shrub-type begonia. Bears some resemblance to Begonia fischeri but is actually a tamer hybrid of Begonia schmidtiana. Compact, full growing and ever blooming with bright pink flowers. Small round pleated green leaves. Quickly makes a full plant. Very cute plant, makes a great basket. Doesn't reseed itself like the species. Easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Tiny Gem'

Begonia Tiny Gem


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


Begonia 'Tom Ment'

Begonia Tom Ment


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)


Begonia 'Venona'

Begonia Venona


Red flowers, dark green red backed silver spotted leaves. Compact, upright.


Begonia 'Vista Lady'

Begonia Vista Lady


This is a Begonia luxurians hybrid with much the same habit and size but with only a partially compound leaf at maturity. Since our stock plant is 5 feet tall after pruning and in an 8 inch pot you can assume that this plant can get enormous. Plain green large fingered leaves that may become partially parted or compound on one side. No matter what stage the leaves are in the plant is full, large and stately in the spirit of Begonia 'Vista Quest', which is a sibling. It has both larger clusters and larger white flowers than its parent. Easier to get established than Begonia luxurians which can be temperamental to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Vista Silver Shimmer'

Begonia Vista Silver Shimmer


Small to medium leaves on a compact full growing plant. Leaves are small, rounded and cupped on short petioles. They are green with brown checkered markings overlaid with a thin layer of semi-transparent silver giving the plant an almost holographic look depending on the angle of viewing. Easy to grow and makes a nice symmetrical plant with little effort. Would be a great windowsill plant or lovely small potted plant. Spring flowering. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Vista Way'

Begonia Vista Way


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)


Begonia 'Wabbit Twacks'

Begonia Wabbit Twacks


Begonia ghertii hybrid similiar in some ways to Begonia 'Dale Kramer', but different growth habit and coloring. Leaves are medium sized limey green with reddish coloring to the veins. Leaves have the waffled texture of Begonia ghertii. Growth habit is full, upright growing but short and compact, staying short and wide. Flowers are held above the foliage and are fuzzy pink ovaries with white petals. Easy to grow and unique. (Thompson)


Beschorneria yuccoides

Mexican False Red Yucca, Yucca-Leaf Agave Lily

Beschorneria yuccoides


This gorgeous plant resembles a yucca, but its gray-green leaves are soft and spineless. The stemless rosette eventually forms offsets to make a clump 3 to 4 feet wide and high. When in June bloom, it somewhat looks like a giant bromeliad with a 5 foot stalk of rosy-pink bracts and protuding rosy-pink flowers with bright green tips. Hummingbirds love it. Makes a nice specimen or container plant. Plant in full sun (partial shade in hot areas), fertile soil, and with good drainage. Drought tolerant. Native to dry woodlands of Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Asparagaceae subfamily Agavoideae


Breynia disticha 'Minima'

Miniature Snowbush

Breynia disticha Minima


Very compact growing shrub with tiny round leaves splotched white, shaded pink. Grow in bright shade. Bonsai subject. USDA zones 10 - 11. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)


Breynia disticha 'Roseopicta'

(Syn.: Breynia nervosa 'Roseopicta'), Snowbush

Breynia disticha Roseopicta


Tropical shrub to 5 feet with small colorful leaves of white, pink, red and green. Commonly used as hedge plant in the Hawaiian Islands. Grow in bright shade, fertile soil, and ample moisture. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9b - 11. Native to South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)


Brillantaisia owariensis

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

Brillantaisia owariensis


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


Bryophyllum pinnatum

(Syn.: Kalanchoe pinnata, Cotyledon pinnata), Life Plant, Chandelier Plant, Hawaiian Air Plant, Oliwa Ku Kahakai

Bryophyllum pinnatum


This succulent plant is often sold to Hawaiian tourists as a souvenir oddity because of its ability to grow small plantlets on its leaf margins, even if just pinned to a curtain in the air. Clustered greenish white to reddish flowers dangle from the flower stalk, as on a chandelier. Fast growing, drought tolerant 2 to 3 feet high. Tolerates almost any conditions, sun or shade, but likes moisture with good drainage. Easy popular house plant. Can also be grown outdoors in mild climates (no frost), but can be invasive in the tropics. Has many tribal and herbal medicinal uses. Naturalized in the Hawaiian Islands, but probably native to Madagascar. Crassulaceae


Bryophyllum proliferum

(Syn.: Kalanchoe prolifera), Blooming Boxes, Tree Kalanchoe

Bryophyllum proliferum


This interesting giant succulent from Madagascar grows 6 to 9 feet tall with its unbranched 1½ inch thick jointed stems holding opposite pairs of fleshy green pinnately compound leaves. Fairly fast growing with flowers appearing after a couple of years that have greenish yellow box shaped bracts and greenish orange flowers in late winter. Later these yield numerous plantlets on the flower stalks. Plant in light shade. Drought resistant and can take a mild frost of short duration. Under certain conditions it might be somewhat invasive because of its prolific production of plantlets. Crassulaceae


Buddleja asiatica

Fragrant Butterfly Bush

Buddleja asiatica


Of the many fine buddlejas in cultivation this one is unique for the intensely sweet freesia-like fragrance of its long spikes of white flowers in winter and spring. A shrub in full bloom can perfume a large area. Indoors, pruning will restrict its size, but do not prune after late fall. Silver-gray willowy leaves. South and east Asia. Hardy to 25F. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja Collection

Buddleja Collection


3 different, our choice Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja crispa

Buddleja crispa


Himalayan shrub to 10 feet high with silvery gray foliage and 4 inch clusters of fragrant lavender flowers, sporadically all year. Partly deciduous in winter. USDA zones 8 - 9. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja indica

(Syn.: Nicodemia diversifolia), Indoor Oak

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From Madagascar, an uncommon foliage house plant with oak-shaped dark green leaves with a bronzy cast. Pinch new growth to insure dense habit. Best in part shade. Can be used as a bonsai subject. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja lindleyana 'Compact Form'

Lindley's Butterfly Bush (Compact Form)

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Small shrub from China with cascading branches of purple flower spikes. A "2001 Florida Plant's of the Year" winner. Compact form. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja 'Lochinch'

Buddleja Lochinch


Racemes of fragrant lilac-blue flowers with deep violet eye throughout the season. Beautiful small silvery foliage. Very compact, hardy. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja madagascariensis

Buddleja madagascariensis


Spikes of Fragrant yellow-orange flowers fall through spring. White backed leaves. 25F. Scrophulariaceae


Buddleja officinalis

Pole Butterflybush

Buddleja officinalis


Evergreen shrub to 8 feet with sweetly scented lilac-mauve flowers with orange throat in 12 inch panicles. Leaves gray-green with gray wool beneath. Booms heavily in winter thru early spring and is attractive to butterflies. Native to Western China and Vietnam, where it's used as a source for dye, food, medicine, and perfume. Makes a great conservatory plant in the winter for it's hyacinth-like perfumed scent. Full sun, USDA zones 8 - 10. Scrophulariaceae


Callisia congesta 'Variegata'

Callisia congesta Variegata


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


Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff'

Basket Plant, False Bromeliad, Octopus Plant

Callisia fragrans Melnikoff


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


Callisia gentlei var. elegans

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

Callisia gentlei var elegans


Dark slate green fleshy 1¼" 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


Carissa macrocarpa 'Humphreyi Variegata'

Carissa macrocarpa Humphreyi Variegata


Small glossy leaves beautifully variegated cream and light green, very full, compact habit, perfect for bonsai. Fragrant white flowers. Apocynaceae


Centratherum punctatum

(Syn.: Centratherum intermedium), Manaos Beauty, Brazilian Button, Pineapple Weed

Centratherum punctatum


Tender perennial with pineapple scented foliage and 1½ inch fluffy lavender-blue button-like flowers. Wonderful for borders or containers. Grows 12 to 24 inches high and wide. Blooms over a long period, from summer to frost. Likes rich, moist soil in full sun, but can tolerate some shade and dryness. Reseeds heavily. Attractive to butterflies. USDA zones 9 - 11. Native to tropical areas of South and Central America. Asteraceae


Ceropegia ampliata

Bushman's Pipe, Horny Wonder, Condom Plant

Ceropegia ampliata


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


Chlorophytum 'Fire Flash'

(Possible species names: Chlorophytum filipendulum subsp. amaniense, Chlorophytum orchidastrum, or Chlorophytum orchidantheroides), Fire Flash, Fire Glory, Mandarin Plant, Tangerine, Sierra Leone Lily

Chlorophytum Fire Flash


Resembles a bromeliad but it's related to the common spider plant. Rosette of dark green leaves with bright coral gold midveins and petioles, grows to 2 feet. Give bright indirect light for best color. Native to east Africa. Botanists can't seem to agree on its proper botanical name. Asparagaceae


Clerodendrum bungei

Cashmere Bouquet

Clerodendrum bungei


Strongly fragrant corymbs of rosy red flowers. Large leaves adorn this shrub from China. 25F. Lamiaceae


Clerodendrum chinense

(Syn.: Clerodendrum philippinum, Clerodendrum fragrans var. pleniflora)

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With double light pink flowers in full clusters, plant and flowers somewhat resemble the florists' hydrangea. Prized for the sweet fragrance of its flowers. 25F. Lamiaceae


Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Clerodendrum speciosissimum


Large upright panicles of fiery scarlet flowers, broad dark green leaves. Very showy. Java, Ceylon. 35F. Lamiaceae


Clerodendrum splendens

Clerodendrum splendens


Clusters of brilliant scarlet flowers over a long season adorn this showy vine. Bright green oval leaves. 32F. Lamiaceae


Clerodendrum thomsoniae 'Variegatum'

Variegated Bleeding Heart

Clerodendrum thomsoniae Variegatum


Similar to the species, but with leaves beautifully variegated creamy white and pale green. A stunning foliage plant with added bonus of showy flowers. Lamiaceae


Clerodendrum x speciosum

Clerodendrum x speciosum


This beautiful hybrid is noted for its long lasting rosy red bracts and bright red flowers. Deep green oval leaves. 32F. Lamiaceae


Clivia miniata

Forest Lily, Fire Lily

Clivia miniata - Orange Fl


Clusters of deep orange trumpet-shaped flowers. Dark green wide strap-like leaves, evergreen. Grow in shade, cool greenhouse or conservatory in winter, outdoors all year in frost free locations. Flowering time is February through May. USDA zones 9 - 11. Native to South Africa.

Large blooming size plants in 4 inch pots. Amaryllidaceae


Clusia rosea

(Syn.: Clusia major), Autograph Tree

Clusia rosea


We now offer a clone that has proven to be somewhat resistant to cold temperatures. In a sheltered location, the mother plant has withstood brief temperatures down to the mid 20's without harm (Vista, California - USDA zone 9a). However, no assurance can be given since micro climates do vary. This is a large shrub or small tree with broad, thick, leathery 8 inch dark green leaves. Pale pink 2 inch camellia-like flowers. Scratch your autograph on a young leaf and watch it grow. Useful landscape tree in tropical to subtropical climates or an unusual containerized house plant elsewhere. Full sun to dappled shade, salt tolerant. Native to Southern Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Clusiaceae


Clusia rosea 'Nana'

Small Leafed Clusia, Dwarf Pitch Apple

Clusia rosea Nana


Small leathery, pear-shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. Popular for landscape use in tropical climates where it can be used as a low-growing shrub or ground cover. As a moderate grower, preferring full to part sun, it grows 2 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide. It even can be made into a bonsai. Native to tropical America.

We previously sold this as Clusia guttifera, which is evidently a larger growing dwarf more closely resembling Clusia rosea in form. Clusia rosea 'Nana' is the name Florida nurseries use for this plant. Both Clusia guttifera and Clusia rosea 'Nana' names have not been verified by botanists. Clusiaceae


Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

(Cnidoscolus chayamansa), Mayan Spinach Tree, Chaya

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius


Chaya is a highly nutritious green vegetable shrub from southern Mexico and Central America. It's very rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, and iron. Grows 6 to 8 feet high, somewhat resembling a cassava plant. As it is from the dry tropics, it is quite drought resistant. Plant in sun or light shade. It cannot take frost or water-logged soil. Butterflies love the small white flowers. Due to the fact that the leaves contain cyanide, they must be cooked to remove the toxic substances. Please do an extensive internet search for advice before consuming. USDA zones 9b - 11. Euphorbiaceae


Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection

Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection


3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae


Columnea Collection

Columnea Collection


3 different, our choice. Gesneriaceae


Coprosma kirkii 'Kiwi Gold'

Coprosma kirkii Kiwi Gold


The shiny small green leaves are heavily splashed with gold. Full sun or bright shade. Grows just a few inches tall and can spread more than several feet wide. Excellent bonsai or ground cover. Rubiaceae


Coprosma kirkii 'Variegata'

Coprosma kirkii Variegata


Evergreen ground cover native to New Zealand, grown for its attractive glossy leaves. Tiny oval leaves variegated green, edged white. Compact, prostrate. Excellent for bonsai. Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Argentia'

Coprosma repens Argentia


Shiny variegated leaves with creamy white edge and center blotch of green. Grows 4 feet high. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Beatens Gold'

Gold Variegated Coprosma

Coprosma repens Beatens Gold


It's an excellent choice for bonsai or topiary with small green leaves with gold centers. In the ground, it grows as an erect shrub to 6 feet. Too much shade and it may lose it's variegation. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Coppershine'

Coprosma repens Coppershine


Very easy to grow shrub with small very glossy leaves that are bright bronze with a greenish center. Grows to 6 feet tall. Excellent at the coast, tolerating salt spray and wind. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Evening Glow'

Coprosma repens Evening Glow


Dramatic colorful foliage of deep green with blotches of gold changing to shades of bright orange and red in the fall and winter. Upright habit to 4 feet in a natural pyramid form, but can be pruned to any shape. Hardy to 20 - 25F. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Marble Queen'

Coprosma repens Marble Queen


Attractive white and green blotched and speckled leaves, giving a marble effect. Dense growth 5 to 8 feet tall by 4 to 6 feet wide. Hardy to 20F. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Painters Palette'

Coprosma repens Painters Palette


Upright plant with distinctly colored leaves of red, orange, pink and green variegations, intensifying in winter. Beautiful shiny luster to the leaves. Compact growth. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Picturata'

Coprosma repens Picturata


Green leaves with a bright blotch of creamy yellow in the center. Grows 6 feet tall. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Pink Splendor'

Coprosma repens 'Autumn Splendor'

Coprosma repens Pink Splendor


Beautiful dense, mounding shrub with leaves of peachy pink, tan, cream and green with bright yellow margins developing a rosy pink glow in cooler winter months. Grows 6 to 8 feet high. Hardy to 20F. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Rainbow Surprise'

Coprosma repens Rainbow Surprise


Dense, rounded shrub with small shiny leaves, flushed with pink variegation with a pale cream margin. Leaves take on burnt orange to red foliage in winter. Easy shrub, growing 4 to 5 feet high. Tolerates shearing. Hardy to 20 - 25F. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Roys Red'

Red Mirror Plant

Coprosma repens Roys Red


A small dense shrub with shiny dark bronzy green leaves turning a deep purple-red in winter. Plant in full sun. Grows 3 to 4 feet high. Hardy to 20F. Rubiaceae


Coprosma repens 'Taupata Gold'

Coprosma repens Taupata Gold


An upright form with bold variegated leaves of crisp yellow with dark green centers. Use to brighten up foundation plantings, growing to about 4 feet high. Rubiaceae


Cornutia pyramidata

(Syn.: Cornutia grandifolia), Tropical Lilac

Cornutia pyramidata


Evergreen bush or small tree with aromatic velvety leaves with clusters of huge purplish blue flower spikes in spring and summer. Attracts butterflies. Native to Central America. Protect from frost. Lamiaceae


Crescentia alata

Mexican Calabash, Gourd Tree

Crescentia alata


This small curious tree has flowers and large cannonball-like fruits that occur directly on its branches and trunk (cauliflorous). The 2½ inch bell-shaped flowers are tinted yellow with a trace of purple and open for a single night and then fall the following day. In the wild, pollinating bats are attracted by the flower's musky scent. Flowering occurs from May until November. The resulting 5 inch round, hard fruits are green, turn yellow as they ripen, and eventually fall from the tree. The round dry shells from the fruit are cut into bowls and often made into musical rattles known as maracas. To produce odd shapes for birdhouses, etc., string is sometimes tied around the fruit as it grows. When the hard fruit is broken open, seeds are exposed that are edible and high in protein with a sweet licorice-like taste. With age, the young seedlings will develop normal leaves that are trifoliolate with a leaflike winged petiole shaped like a cross.

It grows to 25 feet in height, is semi-deciduous, drought tolerant, and has a spreading low canopy and open, branching growth habit. It can be used as a unique large bonsai specimen in the landscape and is well suited for patio planters and container growing. Epiphytes love to grow on its corky bark. It does need a frost free growing environment. Native to southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica. USDA zones 9b - 11. Bignoniaceae


Crossandra nilotica

Red Firecracker Plant

Crossandra nilotica


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


Cuphea 'David Verity'

Large Firecracker Plant

Cuphea David Verity


Dark orange tubular flowers with yellow-orange tips closely set with small glossy leaves. Hummingbirds love this plant. Flowers virtually all year. Presumed hybrid between Cuphea ignea and Cuphea micropetala. Grows 5 to 6 feet in mild climates. 15F. We erroneously sold it last year as Cuphea ignea. Lythraceae


Cymbopogon citratus

Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus


This rapid growing perennial tropical grass is native to Southeast Asia where it is used in cooking to give a lemon flavoring. Also, it is a fine looking ornamental, growing in a dense clump to 3 feet high and as wide. Leaves emit a wonderful lemony fragrance when bruised. Plant in ground or in containers. Prefers full sun, but tolerates a bit of shade. Best in rich soil with good drainage. It is not frost hardy. In cold climates it's suggested to makes small potted divisions and overwinter in a bright indoor location. The bulbous lower leaf sections are harvested and minced or mashed for asian cooking. Leaves may be used fresh or dried for flavoring. USDA zones 10 - 11. Poaceae


Dahlia imperialis 'Double or Nothing'

Double Flowered Lavender Tree Dahlia

Dahlia imperialis Double or Nothing


Tall growing unusual Dahlia with bamboo-like stalks 8 to 10 feet high with leaves divided into many leaflets. This giant blooms in late fall to early winter with 3 inch anemone-like, lavender double flowers at branch ends. Needs a frost free location to appreciate the flowers. Give full sun or part shade, wind protection. Usually stems are cut back to ground after flowering or frost. Native to Guatemala to Colombia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Asteraceae


Dalechampia dioscoreifolia

(Dalechampia aristolochiifolia is probably the correct botanical name)
Purple Wings, Costa Rican Butterfly Vine, Bowtie Vine

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia


Showy flowers with large striking iridescent purple bracts and a greenish-yellow button-like center. Small heart-shaped oval leaves on twining stems. Give full sun or partial shade, moderate moisture and well-drained soil. Blooms spring through fall. Native from Costa Rica to Peru. USDA zones 9 - 10. Euphorbiaceae


Dicliptera sericea

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

Dicliptera sericea


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


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