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Tempt your tastebuds with exotic fruits and spice up your life with fresh herbs. Including native and ornamentals that have fragrant foliage, flowers, seeds or were used as herbs in olden times.
 

Ruby Glow Passion Flower, Passionflower

Passiflora phoenicia 'Ruby Glow', P. x 'Ruby Glow', P. alata 'Ruby Glow', P. alata var phoenicia  

The large deep purplish red petals of Ruby Glow Passionflower are topped with a halo of deep bluish purple filaments. A heady sweet fragrance fills the air when this beautiful passionvine is in flower and it may produce very large, up to 3"W x 5"L, yellow tropical fruit if the flowers are cross pollinated by another species, cultivar, or seedling passionflower. Ruby Glow is a vigorous growing, heat loving tropical vine that can reach 20'H under good conditions. Caterpillar host: Gulf Fritillary, Julia Butterfly, Variegated Fritillary, and Zebra Longwing. Item# 631.

Grows To: 20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Scott's Yellow Fig, Brandy Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Scott's Yellow'  

Produces medium-sized yellow to bronze tinged, pear-shaped figs with a sweet rich, amber flesh and a closed eye making it resistant to spoiling in areas with high rain fall. LSU Scott's Yellow Fig, a.k.a Brandy, is a selection made by Dr. O'Rourke of LSU. It produces both a good breba crop on well-established plants as well as a large early season crop. Considered to be sweeter and a better producer than LSU Gold by some accounts. Fig trees grow best in a full to mostly sunny site with a fertile, well-drained soil with average moisture. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 12693

Grows To: 10'H X 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sensational! Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia 'Tesseract'  PP31786

4" high flower spikes composed of fragrant, rich purple flowers are perched high above the gray and green foliage on sturdy stems attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Sensational! Lavender is the next step beyond the exceptionally popular Phenonmenal™ with a summer-long flowering season and beautiful near white silvery winter foliage all on a naturally rounded, compact growing, reliably hardy plant with excellent disease resistance meaning that we can even grow it in the hot and humid Southeastern US. Enjoy this new Lavender as an easy care container specimen for medium-sized containers or add it to a sunny garden or landscape for year round color. Provide  Sensational! Lavender with a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil. Images courtesy of Concept Plants®, all rights reserved. Item# 12403

Grows To: 24"H x 30-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Scarlet red, 1/2-3/4" long, tart, cherry-like fruit are produced in abundance during late spring on a vigorous, pest and disease resistant deciduous fountaining shrub. The Goumi Berry is exceptionally high in vitamin C and can be enjoyed fresh or made into a jelly that is, in our opinion, as good or better than Mayhaw jelly. It can also be made into pie filling. Seeds are edible, but have an unpleasant texture. Adding a bit of almond extract to processed or deseeded pulp leaves you with an amazing cherry flavor for desserts and preserves.  This selection was shared with us many years ago by plantsman Sherwood Aikens of Minden, Louisiana and our plants have been productive for over 30 years with practically no maintenance. One of the few plants with a symbiotic nitrogen fixating bacteria relationship that is not a Legume. Easy and reliable. Item# 444

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9, possibly into zones 4,5,6
Grows To: 8'H x 12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Shirobana White Five-leaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'  

Shiro Bana is an unusual white flowered selection of the Five-leaf Akebia,Akebia quinata. The spicy scented white flowers are born in early spring on this vigorous, semi-evergreen to deciduous vine. The flowers may be followed by 3-4" long purplish fruit. For the best fruit production it is best to plant two different varieties or seedlings and some recommend hand pollination to ensure fruit set. This woody twining vine is adaptable to a variety of site conditions and is pest and disease resistant. Item# 1079.

Grows To: To 30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Smith Fig, Becnel's Smith Fig

Ficus carica 'Smith'  

The Smith Fig is an heirloom Louisiana variety that was introduced by Becnel Nursery near New Orleans, Louisiana. It produces large yellow fruit with a sweet red flesh. A drop of honeydew exudes from the eye which minimizes spoiling and makes Becnel's Smith Fig a choice variety for southeastern gardens. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Image courtesy of F. Carter. Item# 9910.

 

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Spicy Justicia, Mexican Honeysuckle, Orange Plume Flower, Muicle, Mohintli, Firecracker Flower

Justicia spicigera, Jacobinia spicigera, Justicia ghiesbreghtiana, Sericographis mohintli  

Clusters of 1" orange tubular blooms are born throughout much of the year where protected from frost and freezes or it acts as a die-back perennial in the northern portions of its range. Shade and drought tolerant, deer resistant, and a favorite of Hummingbirds, how can you go wrong with Spicy Justicia? It flowers in sun or shade, though plants may be healthiest and most floriferous when grown with afternoon or midday shade, in well-drained, average moist, moderately fertile soils. Caterpillar host: White Peacock and Malachite. Item# 654.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 mll
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Spiny Hackberry, Desert Hackberry, Shiny Hackberry, Granjeno

Celtis pallida, C. ehrenbergiana, C. spinosa  

Dainty, nectar-rich, late winter to midspring, greenish white flowers are followed by sweet, clear orange, 3/8" diameter berries with a flavor reminiscent of cantaloupe ripen in fall. Like all of our native Hackberry species, the Spiny Hackberry, Celtis pallida or C. ehrenbergiana, is an important host plant for the Hackberry butterflies (American Snout, Cuban Snout, Empress Leilia, Dusky Emperor, Tawny Emperor, Hackberry Emperor, etc...) as well as the Red-Bordered Metalmark. The ripe fruit are devoured by a variety of birds and other wildlife. Human nibblers should be aware that the fruit does contain a large pit. The Spiny or Desert Hackberry develops into a large shrub or small tree that seems to prefer average moist soils but as the name implies it is quite drought tolerant once well-established. Item# 10682

Grows To: 8-16'H x 6-16'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Strawberry Fig, Verdone Fig, Green Ischia Fig

Ficus carica 'Strawberry', F. carica 'Verte'  

The Strawberry Fig produces large crops of medium to large dark green rounded to flattened fruit that may be blushed with purple and has a medium, open eye. The flesh is white with a dark purple pulp of excellent flavor and the fruit can be eaten fresh, dried, or preserved. Excellent quality and a good choice for drier Southern and Southwestern climates as well as cool climates as the fruit is only somewhat resistant to spoiling. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item #1008. 

Grows To: 8'H x 8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Dense, whorled, almost ball-like clusters are composed of deep cherry red, 2" long, tubular flowers perched atop 16-24" stems adorned in dark green foliage are produced beginning in late spring to early summer. The nectar rich flowers of Monarda attract hummingbirds, larger butterflies especially swallowtails, larger bees, and hummingbird moths. SUGAR BUZZ® Cherry Pops Beebalm, a Monarda hybrid developed from US native species, is a medium sized, upright, multi-stemmed, clump forming and slowly spreading, herbaceous perennial selected for its bright colors, midsized habit, and disease resistance. It is small enough for container culture but is sure to make a statement in a sunny cottage garden or landscape. Monarda are hardy perennials that generally prefer a moist to average moist, fertile soil, optimally in full sun with good air circulation. The seeds may also enjoyed by songbirds and smaller mammals. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 13330

Grows To: 16-24"H x 16-32"W space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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4-6" wide, primrose yellow petals surround a deep burgundy eye and emerge in clusters and at the leaf axils in the upper portions of the plant throughout the summer months. The Sunset or Sweet Hibiscus is normally a single stemmed upright growing tender perennial with deep green palmate foliage and much of the plant is covered in fine hairs and tiny prickles. The leaves, flowers, and roots of the Sweet Hibiscus are edible. Provide a full to mostly sunny location and a well-drained soil for the best results. It may be a short lived perennial to annual but is easily grown from saved seeds. Item# 11286

Grows To: 4-7'H+ x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sweet Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Sweet'  

One of the very sweetest and earliest ripening! The crepe-like orange-pink spring flowers are followed by large, pink to green blushed red fruit that produce pink to pink blushed, exceptionally sweet, and flavorful arils that surround medium seeds and typically ripen in late summer and early fall. Good for both juice, which is clear to light pink, and fresh eating. The Sweet Pomegranate is considered to be a semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed large, deciduous shrub to small tree typically growing to about 10' x 10'. It will fruit and flower best where it receives about 150 chill hours. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in average moist to periodically dry, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and production. The Sweet Pomegranate is self-fruitful but may produce larger fruit and larger crops with a cross-pollinator which can be any other cultivar of Pomegranate. Item# 13029

Grows To: 10-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Taiwanese Akebia, Chocolate Vine

Akebia longeracemosa  

Long drooping clusters of showy, fragrant deep maroon red female and male flowers are produced in late spring and over a long period on this somewhat tame twining woody vine. Pollinated flowers are followed by bright blue fruit similar to Akebia quinata or the Five-Leaf Akebia. The foliage of the Taiwan Akebia is a little thicker and is generally tardily deciduous but may remain nearly evergreen in the warmer parts of its cold hardiness range. A little less vigorous than the Five-Leaf Akebia making it a suitable candidate for medium sized trellises or allow it to twine along or through a fence. Rare and unusual. Item# 11546

Grows To: 8-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade

The Roselle that we grow is definitely Hibiscus sabdariffa var. sabdariffa of the race ruber that is known for its large, thick, deep clear wine red, crispy, sweet, cranberry flavored calyxes.A vigorous annual to tender perennial, Roselle Hibiscus prefers a warm, mostly sunny position in a well-draining, humus rich, moderately fertile, sandy-loam and free from competition. All parts of the plant are edible including the roots. Caterpillar host: Gray hairstreak. Item# 10717

Grows To: 4-8'H space at 3-5' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Valle Negra Fig

Ficus carica 'Valle Negra'  

A cold hardy, productive fig producing medium-small, dark black to purple, pear shaped figs with a rich sweet, strawberry-like flavor and a dark red-purple flesh and an open eye. Valle Negra Fig, which translates to dark valley, is a vigorous and reliably cold hardy fig selected from a tree in the Alps of Italy in the central portion of the Camonica Valley (Val or Valle Camonica). It was discovered and introduced by an Italian botanist who was, and maybe still is, reportedly in search of good quality cold hardy figs and it appears Sergio hit the jackpot with this one. It is considered by some to be one of the better figs for the Northeastern US. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and fruit production. Protect young trees for the first few years especially in zones 8A and colder while they become established. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 12923

Grows To: 8-10'H x 8-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Clusters of maroon to purple, lightly fragrant flowers are produced in early spring among the newly emerging, beautifully and heavily variegated creamy yellow, bronze, and green new growth that matures to cream, white, and green. The Variegated Five-Leaf Akebia is an adaptable and vigorous, twining, semi-evergreen to deciduous vine with few pest or disease issues. Even though it is variegated it readily tolerates full sun conditions. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil and is tolerant of periodic drought once fully established. If cross-pollinated by another Akebia with different genetics, such as a seedling or different cultivar of Akebia quinata, it may produce 3-4" long purplish fruit. Hand pollination may be required to ensure good fruit set. The foliage alone is beautiful enough to make this plant worthy of a spot in the garden on a sturdy fence, trellis, or arbor. Item# 12049

Grows To: To 30'H but can be easily maintained on a smaller trellis or other support
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
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Violette de Bordeaux Fig, Negronne Fig

Ficus carica 'Violette de Bordeaux'  

Violette De Bordeaux, the dark purple form of Bordeaux, produces medium sized purple fruit with dark purplish-red flesh. The tree is dwarf and compact making it suitable for containers and is one the more cold hardy varieties tolerating zone 6 winters. Violette De Bordeaux is considered to be the same as Negronne according to Dr. Ira Condit's Figs: A Monograph. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 11127

 
 
Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
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Dense flattened clusters of dainty white tubular flowers top the narrow blue-green to green fragrant foliage in summer. The small nectar rich flowers of Virginia Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum virginianum, attract a wide variety of pollinators, and are especially important to native bees. This is a rhizomatous native perennial that will readily spread especially in moist soils. It is native mainly to the northcentral and northeastern US and is typically found in moist soils but can tolerate drier sites where it is less likely to spread aggressively. Virginia Mountain Mint is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types from clay, to sandy, to rocky as well as calcareous soils. Item# 12355

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W and spreading, space at about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

White Jade Pineapple Plant

Ananus comosus 'White Jade'  

This super sweet Hawaiian pineapple has white, low acid flesh with a fully edible core on a spineless plant. White Jade Pineapple quickly reaches maturity flowering and fruiting within the first 1-2 years. This bromeliad develops into a large rosette of tapering blue-green foliage that adds a tropical flare to the patio or the garden and landscape where hardy. Where not hardy it makes an easy and forgiving container plant that can be overwintered indoors when temperatures fall below freezing. It can be grown in sun to light shade and provide a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor. Once it fruits, save the top of the pineapple to grow a new plant. Item# 12301

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11, may tolerate very short dips below 32oF
Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun if acclimated properly
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Whiteleaf Mountainmint, Sage

Pycnanthemum albescens  

Clusters of tiny, light pink, tubular flowers are encircled by a mass of velvety white, bract-like leaves in mid to late summer. Whiteleaf Mountainmint, Pycnanthemum albescens, has a strong minty sage-like fragrance and can be used in place of sage in cooking. It is a clump forming native perennial with an upright to rounded growth habit reaching about 3' high by flowering. The dainty flowers are pollinated by a variety of smaller pollinators but are especially relished by bees. Easy to grow and deer and pest resistant. Whiteleaf Mountainmint is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 10669

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(possibly colder)
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Wild Chervil, Canadian Honewort

Cryptotaenia canadensis  

According to Dr. Allen's Edible Plants of the Gulf South, Wild Chervil or Honewort is an easy to grow, native, tuberous rooted perennial whose leaves, stems, and flowers are useful fresh in salads or can be cooked as a green, the tuberous roots can be used as a starch, and the seeds can be used as a spice. Grow it as a loose groundcover in shade to partial shade in a moist, but not soggy soil,  preferably rich in organic matter. A host for the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly. Item# 10219.

 

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Early AM sun, Light shade

Wonderful Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Wonderful'  

One of the most popular cultivars in home orchards and is the most common variety typically found in grocery stores. The crepe-like red-orange spring flowers are followed by medium to large, red to red-purple fruit with sweet-tart, deep red arils surrounding the medium hard to soft seeds. Good for fresh eating and juicing and holds well. The Wonderful Pomegranate is considered to be a semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed large, deciduous shrub to small tree typically growing to about 10' x 10'. It will fruit and flower best where it receives about 150 chill hours. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in average moist to periodically dry, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and production. The Wonderful Pomegranate is self-fruitful but may produce larger fruit and larger crops with a cross-pollinator which can be any other cultivar of Pomegranate. Item# 890

Grows To: 10-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Yellow Long Neck Fig

Ficus carica 'Yellow Long Neck'  

The large yellow figs with a thin skin have a sweet amber flesh a medium open eye. The Yellow Long Neck Fig is a found fig that was discovered at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, previously known as Quail Gardens. Great for fresh eating, pickling, and preserves. Fig trees prefer a sunny, well-drained site for the best growth and production. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 12689

Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Yuhsiensis Fragrant Camellia

Camellia yuhsienensis  

From a profusion of buds emerge 3" wide, pure white, nicely fragrant flowers whose petals are notched at the end and surround a boss of yellow stamens. Yuhsienensis Camellia is a moderately vigorous grower with a naturally dense branching habit on an upright to rounded evergreen shrub. Flowering begins early in the season and may continue well into midseason (November to January). This is a parent of the hybrid Yume Camellia which itself was used to create the "Dream" series from Bobby Green and Green's Nurseries. Camellia yuhsienensis has also been used to breed fragrant Camellia cultivars. Item# 11334

Grows To: 6-10'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Ruby Glow Passion Flower, Passionflower

Passiflora phoenicia 'Ruby Glow', P. x 'Ruby Glow', P. alata 'Ruby Glow', P. alata var phoenicia  

The large deep purplish red petals of Ruby Glow Passionflower are topped with a halo of deep bluish purple filaments. A heady sweet fragrance fills the air when this beautiful passionvine is in flower and it may produce very large, up to 3"W x 5"L, yellow tropical fruit if the flowers are cross pollinated by another species, cultivar, or seedling passionflower. Ruby Glow is a vigorous growing, heat loving tropical vine that can reach 20'H under good conditions. Caterpillar host: Gulf Fritillary, Julia Butterfly, Variegated Fritillary, and Zebra Longwing. Item# 631.

Grows To: 20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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