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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


Aeollanthus repens

Aeollanthus repens


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


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


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


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


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


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


Erodium reichardii

(Syn.: Erodium chamaedryoides), Alpine Geranium

Erodium reichardii


Small rosettes of tiny, slightly lobed, dark green leaves, ½ inch white flowers veined rose-red. Grow on a sunny window, or out-of-doors in pots or as a rock garden ground cover. All are hardy to 25F. and are easy to grow. Corsica. (M) Geraniaceae


Erodium reichardii 'Bishops Form'

(Syn.: Erodium chamaedryoides 'Bishops Form')

Erodium reichardii Bishops Form


Small rosettes of tiny, slightly lobed, dark green leaves with ½ inch pink flowers veined rose-red. Grow on a sunny window, or out-of-doors in pots or as a rock garden ground cover. (M) Geraniaceae


Ficus pumila 'Snowflake'

Ficus pumila Snowflake


Tiny dark green leaves bordered white, creeping stems. Terrarium, dish garden, or tropical ground cover. (F,D,T) Moraceae


Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica'

(Syn.: Hemigraphis colorata 'Exotica'), Purple Waffle Plant

Hemigraphis alternata Exotica


New! This is commonly called the "Purple Waffle Plant" because of its puckered waffle-like maroon leaves. Grow this colorful plant in hanging baskets, as a filler in containers, or as a ground cover in the tropics. Growing 6 to 9 inches high, it spreads widely as it stems root growing outward. It's best in part shade with moist soil. Although its minimum temperature is probably best above 50F, this cultivar has proven hardier to us than the common silvery Hemigraphis alternata ("Red Flame Ivy"), which does not have the puckered leaves. It can be grown as an annual in cold climates. Native to Malaysia. USDA zones 10 - 12. Acanthaceae


Hibbertia scandens

Guinea Gold Vine

Hibbertia scandens


This is a fast growing vigorous vine from Australia that has narrow 3 inch waxy dark green leaves with large showy golden yellow flowers. Blooms occur from spring to fall. Use on a trellis, fence, or as a ground cover, growing 8 to 10 feet in length. It will grow in semi-shaded locations, but flowers best in full sun and will survive brief periods of drought and a light frost. Also, it tolerate a wide variety of soils but needs good drainage. Best to prune in fall or winter. USDA zones 9 - 11. Dilleniaceae


Hibiscus ovalifolius

(Syn.: Hibiscus calyphyllus), Rock's Hibiscus

Hibiscus ovalifolius


Hibiscus species used for ground cover and bedding plant in Hawaii. Also can be trained as a hedge or container plant. Sprawling growth to 3 feet high. Sulfur colored flowers with maroon eye. Blooms summer, fall. Full sun, average well-drained soil. Frost tender plant native to tropical Africa. USDA zones 10 and 11. Malvaceae


Impatiens repens

Impatiens repens


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


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens


Distinctive purplish-black grassy leaves with small violet-white flowers, followed by globular bluish-black berries. Height 6 to 9 inches. Grows well in a container or useful as a slow growing ground cover. Give rich, humusy soil with adequate moisture. Part shade or sun for darkest color. Originally native to Japan and Korea, the black form was developed in England. USDA zones 6 - 10. Asparagaceae


Oplismenus hirtellus 'Variegatus'

Variegated Basket Grass

Oplismenus hirtellus Variegatus


This tropical grass is popular in hanging baskets with its tri-colored striped leaves in green, pink, and white. Use it as a striking accent in a mixed container or a window box. It hugs the ground as it spreads making a colorful ground cover for a warm area or conservatory, growing to a maximum height of 6 inches with a spread of 12 inches. Plant in sun for the best color, but it will also tolerate some shade. Keep moist. Treat as an annual in cold climates as it does not tolerate frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. Poaceae


Pellionia pulchra

Satin Pellionia

Pellionia pulchra


Great trailing indoor plant for basket or terrarium. Showy leaves are dark veined with an olive-green background, purple underside. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. This is now listed by botanists as a variation of Pellionia repens. Urticaceae


Pellionia repens

(Syn.: Pellionia daveauana), Watermelon Pellionia

Pellionia repens


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


Plectranthus neochilus 'Dwarf Variegated'

Fuzzy Wuzzy Plectranthus

Plectranthus neochilus Dwarf Variegated


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


Plectranthus oertendahlii 'Lime Light'

Plectranthus oertendahlii Lime Light


Colorful basket or ground cover plant with three and sometimes four colors of variegation (green, cream, yellow, and gray-green). Part shade. South Africa. Lamiaceae


Pseuderanthemum alatum

Chocolate Plant, Chocolate Soldiers

Pseuderanthemum alatum


This low growing ground cover has broad coppery brown leaves with silver patches along the midrib and tiny silver dots clustered along the veins. Leaves to 6 inches long and 4½ inches wide. It can grow 1 to 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. Blooming from early summer to fall, the plants are adorned with racemes of small purple flowers. Plant in partial shade to full shade with a moist well-drained soil. Propagate from cuttings or seed. In temperate areas, treat as an annual. From Mexico and Central America. Acanthaceae


Ruellia devosiana

Azure Velvet Plant

Ruellia devosiana


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


Ruellia elegans 'Rio Red'

Rio Red Ragin Cajin Ruellia

Ruellia elegans Rio Red


A compact form growing 12 inches high and producing 1 inch deep red tubular blooms from late spring to fall. A tough perennial which spreads slowly as a ground cover. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. USDA zones 8 - 10. Acanthaceae


Ruellia makoyana

Trailing Velvet Plant

Ruellia makoyana


Brilliant reddish-purple 2 flowers are produced all year, heaviest from fall through spring. Beautiful 2 inch long leaves veined white above purple beneath. Spreading habit excellent for baskets or tropical ground cover. A popular favorite. Brazil. 28F. (B,W) Acanthaceae


Russelia equisetiformis - red

Coral Plant, Firecracker Plant, Fountain Plant

Russelia equisetiformis red


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


Russelia equisetiformis 'Salmon Pink'

Coral Fountain, Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis Salmon Pink


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


Russelia equisetiformis 'Yellow Gold'

Golden Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis Yellow Gold


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


Sphagneticola trilobata 'Texas Gold'

(Syn.: Wedelia trilobata 'Outenreath Gold')
West Indian Creeper, Creeping Oxeye, Singapore Daisy

Sphagneticola trilobata Texas Gold


Fast growing subtropical ground cover. Leaves are green brightly splashed with yellow with golden colored daisy flowers. Asteraceae


Stenotaphrum secundatum 'Variegatum'

Variegated St. Augustine Grass

Stenotaphrum secundatum Variegatum


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


Thunbergia gregorii

Golden Clock Vine

Thunbergia gregorii


Compact climbing vine with 2 inch bright golden orange flowers all year. Soft triangular leaves. Can be used as hanging basket, on trellis or ground cover. Easy, vigorous. Acanthaceae


Tradescantia 'Baby Bunny Bellies'

Tradescantia Baby Bunny Bellies


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


Tradescantia fluminensis 'Variegata'

Variegated Inch Plant

Tradescantia fluminensis Variegata


Glossy green "Wandering Jew" with irregular bands of creamy white striped foliage. Great for baskets or as a groundcover in warm climates or try as an annual in colder climates. Likes part sun to shade, dryness between waterings, and is very tolerant to neglect. Very easy houseplant. Can be invasive in the South. Native to Brazil and Argentina. USDA Zones 10 - 11. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia sillamontana

White Gossamer Plant, White Velvet Wandering Jew, Cobweb Spiderwort

Tradescantia sillamontana


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


Tradescantia zebrina

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

Tradescantia zebrina


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


Volkameria inermis

(Syn.: Clerodendrum inerme), Seaside Clerodendrum

Volkameria inermis


Sprawling evergreen shrub with clusters of small fragrant white flowers and protruding maroon stamens. It's valued in landscaping as a groundcover or hedge plant, as it somewhat resembles a privet. It likes sun and is salt, heat, and wind tolerant. Can grow 3 to 6 feet tall. It can be grown as a topiary and is a great plant for bonsai. In Micronesia it's cultivated for medicinal uses. Native to Australia, tropical Asia and western Polynesia, where it grows along the seacoast. Can be invasive along tropical seashores. USDA zones 9b - 12. Lamiaceae

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