New for 2023!
Spring has sprung! Check out our newest 2023 additions to our catalog! Clockwise from upper right:
Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris: This multi-award winning Siberian Iris produces large flowers composed of white standards and nicely contrasting buttery yellow falls and both of which are accented with greenish veining. Butter and Sugar flowers in midseason atop sturdy 24-30”H stems. The deep green narrow foliage provides grass-like motion in the garden even when the plants are not in flower. Provide Siberian Iris with an average moist to consistently moist moderately fertile soil and they can be planted near ponds, streams, and bog gardens as well as in average moist garden and landscape settings. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.
SUNNY DAYS™ Ruby Coneflower, Echinacea 'TNECHSDL' PP33471P2, PBRAF: produces wave after wave of large, claret ruby red, fragrant, upward facing flowers with frilly, nectar rich cones from summer into fall. The double, anemone-like flowers hold their dark coloration with little fading and attract a variety of pollinators and garden beneficials. This is a hardy clump forming perennial that will do best in fertile, well-drained, average moist soils in a full to mostly sunny site. The flower power and bright color lends this nativar to use as a container plant as well as in the garden and landscape. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.
Swans In Flight Siberian Iris: This multi-award winning Siberian Iris produces extra large, up to 5” wide, bright white flowers which are accented with yellow signals. Swans In Flight flowers in very late in the season (summer) atop sturdy 30-36”H stems. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.
PRIMA™ Tiger Coneflower, Echinacea 'PRIMA™ Tiger': In warm orange and yellow shades, the large, fragrant, upward facing flowers are centered by a large dark, nectar rich cone tipped in dark orange and red tones and the ray petals tend to be lightest at their tips deepening into orange tones nearest their base. PRIMA™ Tiger Echinacea or Coneflower was selected for its compact mound of clean deep green foliage that is topped by by sturdy 12-18” high stems that flower for months beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing into fall. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.
SUNNY DAYS™ Lemon Coneflower, Echinacea 'TNECHSDL' PP33471P2, PBRAF: A flower power machine! SUNNY DAYS™ Lemon Coneflower produces wave after wave of large, dark lemon yellow, fragrant, upward facing flowers with frilly, nectar rich cones from summer into fall. This is a hardy clump forming perennial that will do best in fertile, well-drained, average moist soils in a full to mostly sunny site. The flower power and bright color lends this nativar to use as a container plant as well as in the garden and landscape. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.
Pink Pearl Agastache or Hummingbird Mint, Agastache 'Pink Pearl' PPAF, PBRAF: Received a rating of 4.87 out of 5 in the UGA Trial Gardens and was a staff and visitor favorite in Terra Nova Nurseries trials! The dense spikes of deep rosy pink, tubular buds open to a soft pink creating a wonderful two-toned effect from late spring through summer and into early fall. The nectar rich flowers of Agastache are a favorite of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Pink Pearl Agastache was selected for its exceptional flower power, compact habit, and garden performance, so compact in fact it could be used as a groundcover. Hummingbird Mint's excellent flower power ensures that it will keep your hummingbirds happy throughout the growing season. Provide a full to mostly sunny location with excellent drainage and good air circulation for the best results. Enjoy this Hummingbird Mint as a low maintenance container plant or use it en masse in the garden and landscape. Moderately drought resistant once well-established. Deer and rabbit resistant. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.
Lion Cub Rudbeckia or Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia x 'Lion Cub' PPAF: The long-lasting, double, pom pom mum-like flowers are composed of numerous narrow deep golden yellow petals that are centered by a dark chocolate brown cone all held on sturdy stems to about 14” high atop a mound of deep green foliage. Flowering begins in late spring to early summer and should continue into early fall attracting a variety of smaller pollinators. Lion Cub Rudbeckia, or Black-Eyed Susan, is a hybrid that was selected not only for its summerlong display of bright flowers but also for its tight compact habit that lends it to use as a low maintenance container plant as well as in the garden and landscape. The flower petals develop a red edge as they age. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Lion Cub is considered an annual exept in zones 9 and warmer. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved.
Ragin' Cajun Indian Pinks, Spigelia marilandica 'Ragin' Cajun' PP33612: Loads of upward facing deep orange-red tubular buds open to show off thier contrasting starry yellow petals in spring atop a neat rounded mound of foliage. Ragin' Cajun Indian Pinks, a Plant Delights introduction that originated near St. Francisville, Louisiana, was selected for its neat and compact rounded habit, high bud count, orange-red flowers, and long flowering season. This is an easy and reliable long-lived clump forming, native perennial that is tolerant of full sun to light or bright shade. It goes fully dormant in winter dying back to near ground level then returning in early spring. Indian Pinks, Spigelia marilandica, will do best in a fertile, acidic, well-drained soil with average moisture. The flowers attract hummingbirds and other long tongued pollinators. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved.
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. You can also sign up for our periodic (3-5 times per year normally) newsletter here. We will not send you SPAM nor share, sell, or otherwise distribute your personal information.
Recent Changes to Our Website
Please note: We have upgraded our website's security for our customer accounts to now include a password in order be able to access your account information. Your user ID is now your email address and it is important to note that it is case sensitive. Returning customers will need to use the reset password link on the login form and our system will send you a time-sensitive email with a link where you can set up your new password or reset a forgotten password. The passwords are encrypted in our database and so we are unable to provide you with your password but we can reset it on our end if you need help with it. Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. Thank you again for your business and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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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!
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 2022 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.
Note: We changed our main shipping carrier to Fedex in 2021. We do still occasionally ship packages via the USPS Priority Mail Service if we feel that is the best, not necessarily least expensive, method to get your order to you in a timely manner. We are hopeful that this will help to insure that your plants to arrive to your doorstep in a timely manner. If you need to use a different carrier for your packages please denote that in the comments section at checkout at the bottom of the page where you enter your billing and shipping address.
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 Fedex 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 place 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 unneccessarily in a warehouse. 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 Fedex 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 Fedex website , or the the USPS website in the rare event we ship your package via Priority Mail, 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 Fedex.com so please add "@fedex.com", and rarely via Stamps.com "@stamps.com", these domains to your whitelist so that your tracking email does not end up in your SPAM folder.
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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 customer service phone hours are from about 8AM-7PM CST daily. Please Note: We do not offer onsite sales and can only offer curbside pickup if arrangements have been made with our staff. Feel free to call us anytime during normal hours and John will do his best to take your call.
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( 337 ) 375 - 2114
1240 Smith Rd
Merryville, LA 70653
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