Don't miss out on our 2019 Sizzlin’ Summer Sale! We have over 70 great plants that are primed for pollinators marked down including: Lantanas, Blue and Coral Porterweed, Hummingbird Bushes, Vitex, and much more! Shown at left or above on mobile, clockwise from top right: Margie Griffith Salvia, Fashionably Early Crystal Phlox, Dallas Red Lantana, Aphrodite’s Purple Nightie Passionflower, Chapel Hill Yellow Lantana, Double Blue Balloon Flower, Herbstonne Rudbeckia or Coneflower, and Grandpa’s Pumpkin Patch Lantana.
Fashionably Early Crystal Phlox - this hybrid Garden Phlox literally flowers for months! It has been in flower since late May and is still flowering here in mid-August! A disease resistant hybrid with a slightly more compact habit and it readily multiplies developing into a mass of foliage and stems. Phlox are butterfly pollinated plants but this one is sure to also attract larger moths to the Moon Moth Garden.
Lantana are fantastic pollinator plants that attract a wide variety of butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds with their colorful clusters of flowers. Whether you use them in the garden or landscape or as container plants, these heat and sun-loving perennials are sure to draw in a continuous crowd of fluttering wonders. Most Lantana cultivars are hardy well into zone 8 but if you are in zone 7 consider the Chapel Hill™ varieties like: Chapel Hill™ Pink Huff - new for 2019, Gold, Yellow, and Sunnyside Up. Grandpa’s Pumpkin Patch is a popular orange shrub Lantana with excellent flower power and minimal fruit production - a Greg Grant introduction. Dallas Red is still likely the very best red shrub Lantana which is nearly sterile meaning it produces minimal fruit and can concentrate on flower production.
A new for 2018 introduction, Aphrodite’s Purple Nightie Passionflower is an exceptionally vigorous, exceptionally free-flowering Passionvine. It’s well branched habit and delicate foliage lend it to use in medium-sized containers as well as on small to medium trellises, fences, and arbors. The exotic purple flowers are 3-4 inches across and can literally cover up the plant under good conditions.
Probably the most elegant of the Coneflowers whose flowers, foliage, and form lend it to use even in formal settings, Herbstonne or Autumn Sun Rudbeckia produces spikes of 4 foot high sturdy stems topped with 3-5 inch wide bright sunny yellow coneflowers. The nectar rich disk flowers, which make up the cone, attract a non-stop procession of bumblebees and smaller butterflies. The rich dark green foliage slowly spreads developing into a dense groundcover on well-established plants. Easy and reliable and still probably our favorite Rudbeckia for the garden.
Margie Griffith Salvia is a vigorous fall flowering hybrid that produces large 2 inch long velvety purple tubular flowers just in time for the fall hummingbird migration. It is a vigorous plant that can reach 5-7 feet high and wide so plan to give a little room in the garden and landscape. Developed and named by Donna Dittman of LSU - Geaux Tigers!
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.
Rating Almost Eden's Products and Services
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Our Customer Service Hours and Onsite Visits
Please enjoy your stroll through our online catalog and if at anytime you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us. Our office and customer service hours are open from 8AM-7PM CST daily. We are here most everyday so feel free to call us anytime during normal hours and John will do his best to answer your call.
Our nursery and gardens are only open to visitors who have a pre-scheduled visit set up. The following contact information is clickable:
( 337 ) 375 - 2114
1240 Smith Rd
Merryville, LA 70653
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