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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 'Little Shrimp'

Abutilon megapotamicum hybrid Little Shrimp


Small spreading shrub with small dusky salmon pink flowers with reddish cap. Because of its trailing habit, it can be trained as a border shrub, shady ground cover, or used in a hanging basket. Malvaceae


Abutilon megapotamicum 'Pink Charm'

Abutilon megapotamicum Pink Charm


Bright pink flowers in profusion, trailing basket variety, small dark green foliage. 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 'Satin Pink Belle'

Abutilon x hybridum Satin Pink Belle


Large ruffled flowers of clear pink. Compact and floriferous. 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 '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 'Kapiolani Bronze'

Acalypha Kapiolani Bronze


Small reddish-bronze leaves on dense shrub to 6 feet high. We discovered this cultivar in Waikiki Beach's Kapiolani Park. 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


Acanthus sennii

Acanthus sennii


This rare African Acanthus from Ethiopia has attention-getting spikes of bright orange-red exotic flowers in fall. Spreading 3 to 5 foot shrub with attractive holly-like silver veined dark green leaves armed with vicious spines (be careful). The tops are frost hardy to the mid 20's, dying back and resprouting in the spring. Mulch in colder climates. Drought tolerant when established. Needs part to full sun and good drainage. USDA zones 8b - 11. Acanthaceae


Achetaria azurea

(Syn.: Otacanthus azureus, Otacanthus caeruleus), Amazon-Blue, Brazilian Snapdragon

Achetaria azurea


Unsurpassed for blue flower color in winter or summer garden, this compact shrublet covers itself with 1 inch snapdragon-like flowers of the brightest blue. A must for collectors of blue flowered plants. Can be used for cut flower bouquets and arrangements. Brazil. Hardy to 28F. Plantaginaceae


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


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


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 'Mood Indigo'

Alyogyne huegelii Mood Indigo


Deep violet-blue silky flowers throughout the year. Small, deeply cut foliage, compact, shrubby. Excellent in containers. Alyogyne huegelii is highly sensitive to phosphorus fertilizer and poor drainage. Also, it is short lived in subtropical wet summer areas. USDA zones 9 - 10. Malvaceae


Alyogyne huegelii 'Pink Tulip'

Alyogyne huegelii Pink Tulip


Pink form of the blue hibiscus with tulip-shaped flowers. Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Grows 6 to 10 feet high and as wide. Prune alyogynes regularly to shape and control growth. Protect from strong winds. Summer drought resistant. USDA zones 9 - 10. 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 scandens

Pearl Anthurium

Anthurium scandens


This cute aroid is widespread in its forest habitat from southern Mexico and the West Indies to southern Brazil and found from sea level to almost 9,000 feet in elevation. It's a creeping epiphyte with up to 2 inch dark green leaves and, at a young age, a profusion of waxy, white or faintly violet fruit (berries) that look like little pearls. It has small brown sheaths that cover the stems giving them a woody look and aerial roots along the stems that penetrate cracks in the bark of trees to help anchor and climb. As a container plant, it remains small and compact. Tolerates full sun, but is best in part shade. Perfect for growing in a terrarium. USDA zones 10 - 12. Araceae


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 - 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


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


Bartlettina sp.

Blue Spur Flower, Blue Mist Flower

Bartlettina sp


This strikingly beautiful shrub comes from the cloud forests of Mexico. The large velvety heart-shaped leaves are purplish green with purple veining, dark purple beneath. Young growth and stems are deep maroon-purple with large bluish violet ageratum-like flower clusters in spring. Fast growing to 4 feet high. Needs bright shade and ample water. Can be grown in a cool greenhouse in large pots in the winter (minimum temperature 35F) and then brought outdoors in spring and summer. Give frost protection. USDA zones 9 - 11.

With hundreds of Ageratum, Bartlettina, and Eupatorium species, the proper identification of this plant is uncertain. It is sometimes offered elsewhere as Ageratum corymbosum, but it does not fit the botanical description for A. corymbosum (flat-top whiteweed, desert ageratum). Also, listed by another grower as Ageratum 'Azure Skies'. The typical Bartlettina sordida has greener leaves and is larger growing. Our guess is that this is probably a variety or subspecies of Bartlettina sordida or a closely related species. Asteraceae


Begonia 'Alice's White Rabbit'

Begonia Alice's White Rabbit


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


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 'Believe in Magic'

Begonia Believe in Magic


Small to medium growing rhizomatous begonia. Normally the leaves are on the small side but in the right conditions could be much larger. This compact plant is covered with leaves in various shades from silver to lavender but generally when seen close up they are silver with red speckles. One of the smallest varieties to have a star shaped leaf, although still larger than a mini begonia. Showy and easy to grow with its magical coloring. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Bill Byron'

Begonia Bill Byron


Begonia 'Bill Byron' is the perfect marriage between two popular species, Begonia egregia and Begonia paulensis. It has the long bright green leaves with thin red edge of B. egregia combined with the sprawling habit and waffle textured peltate leaves of B. paulensis. Leaves can grow 8 to 12 inches long on a mature plant and is impressive even out of bloom. Begonia 'Bill Byron is one of those plants that everyone notices. It is a seasonal bloomer with a flush of white flowers with darker hairs held above the foliage. A must for any begonia grower or collector. (Thompson) Begoniaceae


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 'Brad Thompson'

Begonia Brad Thompson


This is a medium to large leaved rhizomatous begonia. Leaves are roughly star shaped with prominent eyes and veins with sparse long white hairs. New leaves usually start out red, then to tawny orange, then various shades of brown with darker brown markings. When fully mature they become dark green. The fabulous stages of coloring don't seem to change with growing conditions. It stays full and compact and is easy to grow. Yes, Brad Thompson did name a begonia after himself. He got tired of waiting for someone else to do it and wanted to enjoy it in his lifetime. Brad is very satisfied with his choice and if you are lucky enough to get one before they sell out you will be too. If you grow begonias, you need to have this one. If you don't, make this one your first. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


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 '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 'Castaway'

Begonia Castaway


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


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 'Comedian'

Begonia Comedian


Medium to large sized rhizomatous. Black wavy medium sized spiral leaves on long stems that are covered with red hair. Leaf is velvety with a hairy edge. Dark pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow, makes a large specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (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 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 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 '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 egregia

Begonia egregia


Tall growing thick stemmed species. Stems are woody and usually bare except near the tip. Leaves are very unusual. Leaves are large, long and narrow with a lightly serrated edge and slightly folded up along the mid rib. Leaves are bright green and textured with a red edge. Very unusual begonia for collectors and casual growers alike. Profuse white flowers in large open clusters in spring.


Begonia 'Emerald Maiden'

Begonia Emerald Maiden


Upright growing to 2 feet. Leaves are very large to 12 inches, rounded at top and pointed at the bottom. Leaves are heavily textured and a glowing green color with dark green-maroon veining. Flowers are soft pink, large and fuzzy on long stems in summer. Showy and unusual specimen plant even out of bloom. Easy to grow and full growing, making a large specimen. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Erythrophylla'

(Beefsteak Begonia, Kidney Begonia)

Begonia Erythrophylla


Old-fashioned cultivar with dark green, glossy, round, peltate leaves, red underside. This German cross of Begonia hydrocotylifolia and Begonia manicata was made in 1845, making it one of the earliest hybrids in cultivation. It has been passed down by families for generations, which is the reason it has stayed around for such a long time. Easy.


Begonia 'Firewalker'

Begonia Firewalker


Dark bronze pointed leaves with silver spots. Flowers are profuse and very dark red, even in low light. Very compact and full growing. Makes an excellent small basket. (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 'Giggles'

Begonia Giggles


Low growing rhizomatous. Medium sized spiral deeply lobed green leaves with a crinkled hairy edge. Flowers pink. Very compact and tight growing, hard to tell one leaf from the next. Very cute, makes a nice small potted plant easily. One of the Comedy series. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Ginny'

Begonia Ginny


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


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 'Hotspot'

Begonia Hotspot


This is like the unruly monster version of Michael Kartuz's Begonia 'Vivaldi'. While it shares the same coloring as 'Vivaldi' and they look alike as children, that is were the similarity ends. Begonia 'Hotspot' does not stay small, the leaves grow to a medium size and probably will get even larger in the best growing conditions. The leaves have a slightly lobed and dentated edge and are a bright shade of green with hot red spots from which it get its name. Profuse bloomer in spring with a shower of pink flowers. If it has one bad trait, it's that you have to work a little to keep it in bounds. Easy and grows quickly. Another great plant for begonia enthusiasts, especially for new growers that want a fancy begonia that they can easily 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 'Ionic'

Begonia Ionic


Extra big clusters of large, deep salmon flowers. Wavy, satiny leaves, compact. Delightfully scented flowers, everbearing. It's been over 20 years since we last listed this fine begonia. (Kartuz) (F, D)


Begonia 'Irish Coffee'

Begonia Irish Coffee


Small leaved rhizomatous begonia. Gets its name from its coloring, not the beverage, since it's basically coffee colored with an Irish green edge. Leaves are small and cupped with somewhat of a scalloped edge. Keeps its coloring in all seasons but the amount of brown or green can change with light intensity. However, the edge always stays more or less green. Compact and easy to grow. New introduction for 2017. (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 'John Ingles'

Begonia John Ingles


Tall upright growing cane 2 to 3 feet. Leaves are long narrow superba-lobed leaves that are silvery gray with dark green veins. Very showy white flowers with dark pink edge and pink ovaries. Very impressive in or out of bloom. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Josephine'

Begonia Josephine


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

Begonia kisluana


Small oval leathery leaves, red center vein. White flowers tipped pink.


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 '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 '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 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 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 'Magic Spell'

Begonia Magic Spell


Medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, most leaves being solid silvery white with green veins. Very showy and stays compact. Pale soft pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Marias Revenge'

Begonia Marias Revenge


Low growing rhizomatous. Small to medium sized, round pointed green leaves with brownish red spots. Leaves stay very spotted even in various light conditions. Flowers are pink. Very full growing and compact. Easy to grow. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Mini Orange County'

Begonia Mini Orange County


This cane has small olive-green leaves and is one of the best orange flowered canes. Everblooming with clusters of dark orange flowers. Makes a great basket and is easier and more full growing than the other orange canes. Low growing, full and compact. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Mirage'

Begonia Mirage


Medium sized leaves of milky silver flushed pink, maturing to silver. Sturdy, subtle beauty. Light pink flowers. (Worley) (F, D, W)


Begonia 'Miss Julie'

Begonia Miss Julie


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


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 'Mrs. Ruth Pease'

Begonia Mrs Ruth Pease


Rhizomatous begonia with dark reddish black leaves with hairy edge. Leaves are double spiraled cupped and lobed. Very easy and full growing. Rose flowers.


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 '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 Prince'

Begonia Palomar Prince


Double spiraled deeply cut leaves splashed and shaded copper and green. Pink flowers. (Kartuz) (F, D, W)


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 Minx'

Begonia Pink Minx


Deeply lobed red backed leaves splashed silver and pink. Clusters of pink flowers throughout the season on this handsome, upright plant.


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 'Pintura'

Begonia Pintura


Very compact miniature with small dark green leaves dotted white. Rose pink flowers held above the foliage. (Thompson) (F,D)


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 'Rosalie'

Begonia Rosalie


Roundish cupped leaf with very nice double spirals. Leaf is usually reddish bronze with green in the spiral center. Leaf edge is roughly scalloped with sparse hair and a pointed tip. Flowers are dark speckled pink on the outside and a light pink on the inside. A must have for any grower who likes spirals or burgundy/red leaves. First time ever offered for sale. A truly special begonia named after a special lady. (Thompson)


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 'Silvermist'

Begonia Silvermist


Great clusters of light pink flowers. Wavy, lobed leaves heavily splashed silver. Tall superba-type. Distinctive, vigorous. (Nuss)


Begonia 'Snow Capped'

Begonia Snow Capped


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


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 '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 'Unconventional'

Begonia Unconventional


Medium sized cupped star leaves with serrated edge that are bright green with black stitching on the border and a lazy spiral on one side. Very pretty, clean and compact. Easy to grow. White to light pink flowers in spring. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Venona'

Begonia Venona


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


Begonia 'Very Verde'

Begonia Very Verde


The leaves of this begonia are of ordinary shape and average size, but what stands out about them is the color. No matter what light you grow it in, it's going to be the intense bright green color that gives it its name. It looks like someone took a green begonia and then injected it with more green, just to make sure it was green. It is then topped off with chocolate to nearly black markings and edges which frame the green. It makes a nicely shaped plant with a little training and is very easy to grow. This begonia will really brighten up any shady spot. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)


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 'Vivaldi'

Begonia Vivaldi


Medium sized leaves are variegated copper and light green with chocolate brown markings. Full, compact habit. Light pink flowers late winter and spring. (Kartuz)


Begonia 'Vivian Hill'

Begonia Vivian Hill


Large clusters of scarlet-red flowers, silver spotted red backed coppery leaves. (Thompson)


Begonia 'Wild Irish Rose'

Begonia Wild Irish Rose


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


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)


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


Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda Compacta'

(Syn.: Brunfelsia eximia), Compact Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

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Similar to Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda' but it's a dwarf selection. Clusters of purple to white flowers changing colors in successive days. Flowers a bit smaller but but more heavily produced. Solanaceae


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


Calathea rufibarba 'Compact'

Calathea rufibarba Compact


Fuzzy lanciolate dark green leaves, red reverse. Smaller growing than the typical species. Inconspicuous spikes of golden yellow flowers appear at the soil level. Easy house plant. Shade or bright indirect light. Native to tropical America. USDA zones 10 - 12. Marantaceae


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


Camptosema spectabile

(Syn.: Camptosema grandiflora), Cuitelo, Cipo Tapia, Crista-De-Galo (Rooster's Crest), Dwarf Red Jade Vine
(Sometimes miss-identified as a Mucuna species)

Camptosema spectabile


Spectacular vine from Brazil with long pendulous chains of fiery orange-red flowers. It can be brought to bloom after a couple of seasons in a large container, but this heavy vine needs a large support. It's best outdoors or in a conservatory or greenhouse where enough space can be given. An arbor is ideal so that the brilliant flowering racemes can hang down from the ceiling. Blooms in fall and winter. Prune heavily in spring after flowering. Give full or partial sun with adequate moisture and fertilizer.

It hails from the Cerrados parts of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at an elevation of 1,500 to 3,000 feet. Therefore, it can tolerate some drought and frost. It survived 4 nights that dropped briefly to 25F at the nursery without any damage. USDA zones 9b - 11.

Why someone has recently given it the name of "Dwarf Red Jade Vine" is anyone's guess? It's definitely not a dwarf growing vine, nor is it a close relative of Mucuna bennettii, the tropical Red Jade Vine from Papua New Guinea. Leguminosae


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


Chamaecostus cuspidatus

(Syn.: Costus cuspidatus, Costus igneus), Fiery Spiral Ginger

Chamaecostus cuspidatus


Very large bright orange crepe paper flowers, tapered deep green leaves, dwarf, compact, striking. Brazil. This species was moved from Costus to the new genus Chamaecostus recently. Costaceae


Cheilocostus speciosus 'Variegatus'

(Syn.: Costus speciosus 'Variegatus'), Variegated Crepe Ginger

Cheilocostus speciosus Variegatus


Beautiful white and green striped leaves on sweeping 5 to 7 foot spiral stems. Red cones with white flowers. This species was moved from Costus to the new genus Cheilocostus recently. Costaceae


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 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


Clivia miniata 'Good Hope'

Good Hope Fire Lily

Clivia miniata Good Hope


Once offered at astronomical prices, we are pleased to offer this beautiful Clivia at an affordable price. Clivia 'Good Hope' is a superior strain of yellow Clivia, representing more than ten years of breeding and selection in Japan and the US. With beautiful clusters of clear yellow blooms and wide strap-like leaves, its flower clusters are large and long lasting, blooming from February through May. This clean yellow can be seen at a distance, making it an ideal plant to brighten dark corners. Wonderful for shady borders, containers, or as a houseplant.

Clivia are tough plants. Plant in a shady, frost free location. Allow to dry slightly between waterings. We offer large plants in 4 inch pots. Transplant into a larger container and in 12 to 18 months you should be rewarded with beautiful blooms. USDA zones 9 - 11. Native to South Africa. 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


Codonanthe devosiana 'Zizo'

Codonanthe devosiana Zizo


Compact easy growing trailer with many white flowers followed by attractive orange berries. Give this epiphyte good drainage and a semi-shady spot. Native to the Atlantic forests of southeast Brazil. (F, B)


Codonanthe gracilis

Codonanthe gracilis


Numerous white flowers, dark throat, showy orange berries. Small pointed waxy leaves, graceful pendant stems. (F, B) 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 '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


Costus arabicus 'Variegatus'

(Misapplied: Costus amazonicus 'Variegatus')

Costus arabicus Variegatus


Beautiful white and green striped foliage. White flowers sometimes emerge from cone-like clusters on mature stalks. Grows to 5 feet tall in cultivation. Give shade, rich soil, and moisture. Incorrectly sold in the nursery trade as Costus amazonicus 'Variegatus'. Costaceae


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

Costus pulverulentus Purple Passion


This is a compact costus with beautiful dark green leaves with dark purple undersides. The green stalks are arranged in a spiral form with purple bands at the leaf bases topped with bright orange-red flowers protruding from the red cone-shaped inflorescence. This desirable plant is easy to grow and flower. Its compact height, to 4 feet, makes it a fine potted plant or landscape specimen. Give it moist well draining soil in bright shade and frost protection in the winter. It was first collected in a Panamanian garden and is considered of hybrid origin, possibly with Costus laevis as a parent. USDA zones 10 - 12. Our catalog previously listed this plant as Costus laevis in error. Costaceae


Costus woodsonii

Dwarf Cone Ginger, Red Buttons, Dwarf French Kiss

Costus woodsonii


This easy to grow dwarf ginger blooms with orange-yellow flowers protruding from 2 inch bright waxy red bracts. Flowers most of the year in warm climates. Upright canes are 3 to 4 feet with bright green glossy leaves on spiral stems. This popular south Florida border plant also makes a wonderful specimen or house plant. It has a wide tolerance for sun or part shade. Native to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and Panama. USDA zones 10 - 11. Costaceae


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


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