We have added over 95 new products for the 2019 season with more to come! Shown at left, or above on mobile, clockwise from the top right are: Amante Salvia, Chapel Hill™ Pink Huff Lantana, Princess Iochroma, Tammia Camellia, Sweet Fantasy Big Leaf Hydrangea, Kisses and Wishes Salvia, Crushed Coral Mamou, and Airbrush Effect Perennial Hibiscus.
Amante Salvia is one of the most exciting new Salvias to come to the market since the introduction of its sister seedling the very impressive flower power filled Amistad Salvia. New for 2019, Amante is considered to be a breakthrough color in the Salvia guaranitica or Anise Sage line of hybrids producing vivid fuchsia pink tubular flowers that emerge from black calyxes. Like Amistad it begins flowering at a very young age and should continuously flower during all but winter. Provide it with a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flower production. Sure to be a Hummingbird magnet!
Another new Salvia but in the Wish line is the new for 2019 Kisses and Wishes Salvia. Like its sisters (Love and Wishes, Ember’s Wish, and Wendy’s Wish) but with rosy pink large 2” long tubular flowers that are sure to attract Hummingbirds and even larger butterflies. Give it room in the garden or enjoy all summer long as a medium-sized container plant.
An Almost Eden exclusive introduction, Crushed Coral Mamou or Coral Bean produces dense clusters of 2-3” long pink tubular flowers that emerge from darkly contrasting calyxes in spring to early summer. The Mamou or Coral Bean is a nearly indestructible native perennial that is drought and pest resistant. Pollinated flowers are followed by near black bean pods that open to intense orange seeds. As the plants age they produce more and more flower spikes.
Airbrush Effect Perennial Hibiscus is a new introduction from the breeding work at Walter’s Gardens in Zeeland, Michigan. It produces large 8”+ rosy pink full flowers that look as though they have been airbrushed with white from the base of the petals about half way to outer edges and are centered by a deep red ‘heart’. This is an indeterminate Perennial Hibiscus and for us gardeners that means that it will flower over a longer period with flowers down the stems as well as at the tips. Airbrush Effect Hibiscus is a root hardy perennial that enjoys a full sun position with consistently moist moderately fertile soils. Image courtesy of Walter’s Gardens,Inc., all rights reserved.
How about a new Chapel Hill™ Lantana! A sport of the ever popular and zone 7 hardy Miss Huff Lantana, Chapel Hill™ Pink Huff produces flower clusters that open primrose yellow and mature to a rosy pink all on a slightly more compact very free flowering plant. An excellent choice for pollinator gardens that is sure to flower throughout the growing season.
With large rounded pink flower clusters that are striped and flecked like peppermint candy the Sweet Fantasy Big Leaf Hydrangea is sure to dazzle any onlookers. Expect pink flowers in alkaline soils and blue and purple flowers in acid to neutral soils. I think the amazing flower color combination says it all for this new plant!
Tammia Camellia produces small perfectly formed white to light pink flowers that are edged in deep pink in mid to late season. It is a vigorous and healthy plant that is sure to brighten the late winter and early spring gardens and landscapes. Tammia has a naturally upright full and bushy growth habit.
Large clusters of widely flaring tubular dark rosy pink flowers that lighten with age and resemble miniature Angel’s Trumpets are produced throughout the growing season on this Iochroma hybrid. Like its sister species and hybrids, the Princess Iochroma is an upright to spreading tropical shrub that is hummingbird pollinated. Iochromas or Tubeflowers make easy and rewarding container plants that are tolerant of partially shaded conditions and like it hot!
Welcome to Almost Eden
At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and many more. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available.
Out of Stock Products
The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2019 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and must be signed in to our website for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. If you are interested you are welcome to sign up to receive our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
Planting and Growing Guides
You've got your new plants so now what do you do with them? We have a selection of Growing Guides specific to Planting New Container Grown Plants in the Garden and Landscape, Uppotting and Repotting Container Grown Plants - includes soil selection, what yellow or brown foliage and green soil indicate, proper watering techniques for containers, as well as individual growing guides specific to various plant types including: Azaleas, Cactus and Succulents, Camellias, Gardenias, Honeysuckles, Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus, Night Blooming Cereus and Epiphyllums, Sambac Jasmines, and more. You can find our Growing Guides page from any page on our website. These are designed for beginning gardeners but have pearls of wisdom that even advanced gardeners may find useful. It is our sincere hope that these guides will help to get your plants growing and thriving for season after season!
Please Note This Policy Has Recently Changed As Of 5-12-2019: We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container. Our specially designed shipping and packaging system will get your plants to you quickly, carefully and easily via the US Postal Service Priority Mail to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you placed your order. Orders are normally shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) of each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend at the post office. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Wednesday at 11:59PM CST, for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping info for more details.
Tracking Your Shipment: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition. Your tracking email will originate from Stamps.com so please add "@stamps.com" to your whitelist so that your tracking email does not end up in your SPAM folder.
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1240 Smith Rd
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