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Plants for shady sites. These are plants that are either tolerant of shade ranging to those that thrive in shady conditions and may sulk in the heat and intensity of summer sun. Most of these will tolerate a short period of cool sunlight for an hour or two very early in the day or in the very late evening as well as filtered shade (as an amateur photographer I think of the period when light is in the warm yellow tones) and we try to denote that in our descriptions and under the 'Outdoor Light' heading. Sunlight intensity in the northern hemisphere is lower at more northerly latitudes than those that are at more southerly latitudes and are closer to the equator. For example, the French or Mophead Hydrangea generally prefers lower intensity light levels but still need enough sunlight to set buds and flower well. In the north they can be grown as full sun plants whereas in the southern portion of the US they will do best where they receive shade during the hottest portion of the day like on the east side of a structure. Otherwise, even if the soil is moist they are unable to pull moisture up from the root zone through transpiration fast enough to keep the foliage turgid (non-wilting) but are typically soon back to their old self once the light intensity drops enough for them to catch back up.

 

The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 1-3 or more bulbs actively growing in a 2.25" pot. Item# 12277

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Australian Waxflower, Australian Hoya, Honeyvine

Hoya australis, H. bicarinata, H. pilosa, H. pubescens

The clusters of fragrant starry white flowers with a touch of contrasting red to burgundy at the base of the corona may be produced throughout the year under warm tropical conditions. The sweet and almost honey-like, spicily fragrant flowers attract butterflies, hummingbird moths, and other pollinators. The Australian Waxflower, Hoya australis, is an exceptionally vigorous growing, twining, evergreen, tropical vine with glossy rounded ovate foliage and burgundy new growth. It naturally wants to climb and the vines can reach 30' long if offered support but it can also easily be trained to a small 3' high trellis or as a hanging basket specimen. This appears to be one of the easier to grow species and is reported to tolerate some cool sunlight although the leaves may become more olive or yellowish green than the typical deep green coloration under high light conditions. Item# 12343

Grows To: Climbing to 30'H but can be maintained on a smaller 3' trellis or other support
Outdoor Light: Some cool direct sun - very early or very late in the day, Bright or Light shade, Filtered Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The widely flaring deep blue-purple fan shaped flowers open from tubular buds, and are very reminiscent of Scaevola or Half-Flower, open singly and in clusters held at the growing tips as well as in the leaf axils attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The 5-lobed flowers of Blue-Lips, Sclerochiton harveyanus, are produced most heavily throughout the warmer months of the year. This is a shade tolerant naturally spreading to scandent (vine-like) evergreen tropical shrub with rounded, glossy deep green foliage. Blue-Lips is considered to be frost resistant but not freeze tolerant and it is easily maintained as a shrub form for containers, including hanging baskets, in and around larger growing shade-loving tropicals in the garden as well as on a shaded porch or patio. Provide it with an average moist, acidic to neutral, well-drained soil in a site that receives at least some cool morning sunlight or filtered sunlight for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12268

Grows To: 2-6'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade

Brazilian Fuchsia, Firecracker Flower

Justicia pauciflora, J. rizzinii, Jacobinia pauciflora, Libonia floribunda, Sericographis pauciflora.

The fiery red and yellow, 1" long tubular flowers are produced from fall through early spring attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators all on a tidy compact plant with deep green rounded foliage. The heirloom and RHS Award of Garden Merit winning Brazilian Fuchsia, Justicia pauciflora, is a small, naturally rounded, well-branched, evergreen tropical plant growing to just 12-24" high and wide that can be enjoyed outdoors during the warmer months of the year on the porch or patio but that also makes an easy and rewarding indoor plant where it has good light. *It can tolerate full sun for much of the year but may do best where it receives midday and afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Provide the Brazilian Fuchsia with an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12702

Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-24"W potentially to 48"H
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, *Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade Light shade, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The large rounded clusters of deep red-orange trumpet shaped flowers with a starkly contrasting sunny yellow throat are produced between early winter and midspring and are held atop sturdy dark green stems above and among the glossy, dark green, wide arching foliage. The Clivia or Kaffir Lily, Clivia miniata, is an easy to grow tropical, naturally evergreen, shade loving, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that readily adapts to being grown indoors over winter where it should be allowed to become moderately dry between waterings. This 6-8 week dry period in fall and winter along with temperatures below about 50oF are required to induce bud and flower development on mature plants for winter and spring flowering. Water them too much in winter and it may be at the expense of flowers but they readily wilt to let you know when water is needed and soon straighten back up once moisture is available. Provide the Clivia with a well-drained, fertile, average moist soil and a spot out of direct sunlight for optimum vigor and flowering. There neat dark green foliage offers a tropical look even when not in flower and they could easily be grown for the foliage alone. Item# 12444

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered or Dappled shade, Light shade, Shade, Early morning sunlight
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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The stiff ferny fronds are adorned with numerous thick leathery medium to deep green leaflets often with a bronze tinge and emerge from what becomes an underground trunk. The Coontie, Zamia integrifolia (a.k.a Z. pumila), is a small tough southeastern native Cycad that eventually develops an underground trunk that will branch with age creating a dense 24-36" high cover of the soft to medium textured fronds. It is resistant to drought, tolerates high heat and humidity, sun or shade, and is a very low maintainence addition to the landscape. In areas that experience hard freezes, like zone 8, the foliage may freeze back but a new flush readily returns in spring. Makes an easy bonsai and a low maintenance container plant. Item# 12729

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, AM sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The deep green 4-angled succulent stems are tipped with deep green fuzzy palmate grape or cucumber-like foliage that soon becomes deciduous. The Cucumber Cactus, Cissus quadrangularis, is an easy to succulent herbaceous vining to trailing plant whose stems can potentially grow to 5-15' long if a support is provided but is easily kept as a smaller hanging basket or container plant. It produces clusters of small green to yellowish flowers that are followed by grape-like clusters of red to black berries. This unusual succulent is drought resistant and is quite adaptable to growing conditions from full sun to light shade as well as very acidic to very alkaline soils, although, it does require good to excellent drainage and should never be soggy wet. The Cucumber Cactus has been used medicinally,as food, and as fiber in its native tropical Asia and Africa. If stems happen to break off they will readily root. Item# 12438

Grows To: Potentially 5-15'H but is easily kept smaller
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Large bright red sepals serve as backdrop for the billowy deep bluish-purple petals and are produced throughout the growing season attracting hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Highly popular since the late 1950's and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! Dark Eyes Fuchsia's trailing and mounding habit make it the perfect hanging basket specimen or tuck it into mixed container gardens for a thrilling spiller. These half-hardy, clump-forming perennials bring a splash of color to shaded porches and patios and the aerial antics of visiting hummingbirds make them all the more rewarding. Fuchsias do best under high humidity where they receive cool sunlight to filtered shade in an average moist, fertile soil with excellent drainage. Item# 12563

Grows To: 6-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning or very late afternoon sunlight, Filtered shade, Bright Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Deep Rose Double Impatiens, Busy Lizzy

Impatiens walleriana 'Double Deep Rose'

The petals of the the deep rosy pink rose-like double flowers have a white and pink reverse creating an almost bicolor effect and are produced continuously from spring to frost to year-round under warm tropical conditions. Rose Double Impatiens make fantastic container and hanging basket specimens for shaded areas, they also play well with others in mixed container gardens, and make colorful additions to shaded gardens and landscapes. Few annuals can compete with the sheer flower power of Double Impatiens that offer a non-stop show of color in shaded areas making these the perfect porch and patio plants. These are compact growing well-branched plants growing to about 10-16" high and wide. Provide an average to well-drained, moist to average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous color. Item# 12588

Grows To: 10-16"H x 10-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered shade, Cool sunlight (early or very late in the day), Shade

Duchess of Burgundy Philodendron

Philodendron erubescens 'Duchess of Burgundy'

The near black to dark burgundy, large, sagittate to near heart-shaped tropical foliage adorns the black to deep burgundy stems of this reverted form of the Pink Princess Philodendron. The Duchess of Burgundy Philodendron, Philodendron erubescens, is the non-variegated form of this species. It is a slow growing mounding to vine-like Philodendron and can be trained to a wooden support where its sturdy adventitious roots will attach to it. Provide an average moist, fertile, high quality, well-draining potting soil in high light for optimum vigor and color. During the warmer months of the year, when night time temperatures remain above about 60-65oF, the Princess of Burgundy Philodendron can be enjoyed on a brightly lit porch or patio. Item# 11700

Grows To: 1-2' to 3-6'H
Outdoor Light: Shade

Dwarf White Crown of Thorns

Euphorbia milii 'Dwarf White'

The Dwarf White Crown of Thorns produces a nearly year-round display of clusters of dainty, rounded pure white 'flowers', whose paired, rounded petals are actually bracts that surround the tiny true greenish to yellowish flowers. This is a dwarf and compact selection of the Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii, with a naturally dense bushy habit. An excellent choice for mixed container gardens, windowsill culture, as well as on a sunny to brightly lit porch or patio. Like the standard Crown of Thorns this diminutive dwarf is extremely easy to care for. Item# 9963

Grows To: 12-24''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Ebony Allure™ Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel

Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae 'Ebony Allure'

Exceptionally dark purple to black shamrock-like foliage creates the perfect foil for the white to light pink trumpet shaped flowers that are produced during much of the the growing season. Ebony Allure™ Purple False Shamrock, a selection of Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae, is the latest, darkest foliaged cultivar of this popular container and garden plant which can be enjoyed indoors or out. This is a clump-forming bulbous and non-aggressive Oxalis that slowly multiplies into larger and larger clumps. Ebony Allure™ Purple Oxalis will perform best in a well-draining, average moist, fertile soil under lightly shaded conditions. Easy and rewarding! Images courtesy of AG3, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12456

Grows To: 6-12''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall the large panicles of mauve tinged deep rose pink semi-double flowers with orange-yellow eyes are held on sturdy stems well above the mounds of deep green foliage. FALL IN LOVE™ Sweetly is a hybrid Japanese Anemone selected not only for its brightly colored flowers but also for its vigor and long flowering season. This is an easy, slowly spreading, easy and long-lived, rhizomatous perennial whose flower show will only improve as the plants age. The flowers are followed by cottony, showy white seed heads that often last well into winter. Tolerant of *full sun in cool summer climates, elsewhere provide midday and afternoon shade or filtered shade. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12740

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-30"W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun
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18" long arching spikes composed of numerous dark golden yellow flowers burst onto the scene in late summer and fall creating a much needed feast of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies including migratory Monarchs, and other garden beneficials. Fireworks is an award winning selection of the native Roughleaf Goldenrod, Solidago rugosa, and it won top marks in the Goldenrod trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. This is a hardy, clump-forming slowly spreading (a.k.a. short rhizomatous) herbaceous perennial that is both adaptable and manageable. Fireworks Goldenrod prefers a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist to moist fertile soil although it is tolerant of part shade, part sun conditions. Use this easy to grow native perennial in naturalistic settings and in mixed perennial gardens and landscapes. Item# 12313

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-5'W space at about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Five-Veined Dogwood, Xiao Lai Mu

Cornus quinquinervis, C. paucinervis

Clusters of white to yellowish white flowers seemingly cover up the plant in spring and are held against a foil of deep green foliage. Flowers are followed by clusters of black fruit. The Five-Veined Dogwood, Cornus quinquinervis, is an evergreen medium-sized shrub with a spreading upright habit growing about as wide as tall at maturity. This plant is rare in the US at present but is being trialed at SFA Gardens and as JC Ralston Arboretum at present and has shown to be a promising ornamental Dogwood with excellent disease resistance to Dogwood anthracnose. Provide the Five-Veined Dogwood with an average moist soil and full sun to partly shaded site. It is reported to be tolerant of clay and mildly alkaline soils. Item# 12243

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade

Elegantly arching, 4-8" long spikes of 1" wide, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers with contrasting yellow anthers are produced in spring to early summer with the warmest regions flowering earliest. The Fragrant Snowbell, Styrax obassia or S. obassis, is a highly desirable, showy small tree that is initially pyramidal in form but broadens and becomes rounded with age. The large papery, rounded to oval to near heart-shaped foliage can reach 8" long and the beautiful foliage alone makes this plant worth growing. From the moist forests of Japan and Korea, the Fragrant Snowbell will benefit from protection from strong drying winds as well as a moist to average moist, loamy, well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter and an organic mulch over the root zone. Full sun to part shade tolerant but it may benefit from afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Item# 12607

Grows To: 20-30'H x 15-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Franklinia, Franklin Tree

Franklinia alatamaha

Fragrant 3" wide white flowers with a boss of bright egg-yolk yellow stamens are produced beginning in midsummer and may continue until first frost under good conditions. The rare and highly sought after Franklinia or Franklin Tree, Franklinia alatamaha, is now extinct in the wilds of Georgia where it was initially discovered growing in the Altamaha River Valley. This is a small, rounded, deciduous, single trunked tree to multi-trunked large shrub in the Camellia or Tea family, Theaceae. It can be notoriously difficult to establish and requires excellent conditions in an acidic, loamy soil rich in organic matter with average moist to moist conditions and is not tolerant of drought. An organic mulch over the root zone will be beneficial to the tree's health, establishment, and longevity. Afternoon shade is beneficial, especially in hot summer climates. Item# 12603

Grows To: 8-15'H x 6-15'W
Outdoor Light: Afternoon shade, Part shade, Part sun

Fruit Cocktail Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeeana 'Fruit Cocktail'

The red to pinkish-red and white tubular flowers emerge from between the spikes of chartreuse bracts from spring to fall to year-round under warm tropical conditiosn. The Fruit Cocktail Shrimp Plant, one the newest selections of Justicia brandegeeana, has a naturally more compact, better branching habit than the typical Red Shrimp Plant but in all other regards it is nearly identical. It is quite tolerant of light conditions ranging from full sun to light shade but may have the densest habit in sunnier conditions. The flowers attract hummingbirds, larger butterflies, and other pollinators. Use Shrimp Plants to add color in containers, as a specimen plant or in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide an average to well-drained, moderately fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12724

 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B?,8A?)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade

The fine dark green linear foliage is tipped with a slightly larger rounded pad and adorns fine trailing to twining stems. The Grass-Leaved Hoya, Hoya retusa, produces white waxy flowers that are centered by a nicely contrasting deep burgundy 'eye' in spring and on and off during the growing season on mature plants. The flowers are born singly and in small clusters. This unusual Hoya hails from India and its fine stems lend it to use as a hanging basket specimen, allow it to spill from containers like the 'head' pots as wild looking hair, and it can be used as a groundcover below larger plants that require similar conditions as long as there is ample bright light to keep it growing and healthy. Like most Hoyas, allow the soil to become semi-dry between waterings although this species can tolerate a little more moisture than most. Item# 12294

Grows To: Trailing to 1-3'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Bright shade, Small amounts of cool sunlight - very early or very late in the day
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Great Falls™ Iguazu Trailing Coleus

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Great Falls™ Iguazu' PPAF?

The mounding to trailing stems are adorned with beautifully variegated rounded foliage that is brushed with a patch of creamy white to pale yellow at its base that creates a stark contrast with the patches of burgundy, purple, and magenta all edged in a narrow band of blue-green. Great Falls™ Iguazu Coleus is a compact well-branched selection that is perfectly suited to create colorful hanging baskets, window boxes, specimen container plants, as a filler or spiller in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. This was the top-rated Coleus in 2017 trials at Penn State receiving a 4.96 out of a possible 5! Great Falls™ Iguazu Coleus is suitable for both shade and full sun conditions and it will prefer a moist to average moist, fertile, average to well-drained soil. Images courtesy of Dümmen Orange, all rights reserved. Item# 12406

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade

Hardy Gloxinia (Mixed Colors), Sinningia

Sinningia sellovii, Gesneria sellovii

Arching loose spikes of dangling red, orange-red, coral, to pale yellow 1" long tubular flowers, occassionally tipped with a ring of contrasting pale yellow, are born over an extended period in summer on this durable perennial. The flowers of the Hardy Gloxinia, Sinningia sellovii, may be produced nearly year round under warm frost free conditions. This truly hardy Gloxinia is a hummingbird magnet that attracts a variety of bees and butterflies as well! Velvety, rich green, quilted foliage adorns the upright to arching stems of this hardy perennial that grows from a large fuzzy potato-like corm. Provide excellent drainage and moderate amounts of sunlight for the best results, *Note: full sun seems to produce the most continuous display flowers. Mulch in winter to protect the corm from freeze damage. In areas where hard freezes occur, the corms can be dug and stored for replanting in spring or it also makes an easy and low maintenance container plant. Item# 12162

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11,(7A?)
Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Hanging clusters of buttery yellow fragrant flowers that are centered by a purple to burgundy star-shaped corona are produced during the warmer months of the year. Hoya cumingiana, or Paluki in its native Phillipines, is somewhat of a sprawling shrub-like Hoya with closely stacked small rounded glossy medium green foliage that may be at its best when trained to a support like a small trellis. Its foliage is nice enough that it could be grown for its architectural form with the flowers simply as a bonus. This is considered to be one of the easier to grow shrub-like Hoyas that mainly needs to be allowed to dry out somewhat between waterings. The fragrant flowers are likely to draw butterflies and other pollinators. Its ease of growth, unusual looking foliage, and fragrant flowers make this Hoya one of the more sought after species. Item# 12354

Grows To: 12-24''H x 8-18''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool very early morning sunlight
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Large rounded clusters composed of numerous waxy white to creamy white flowers with reflexing white sepals and a hint of yellow at their hearts are produced in spring and summer to potentially throughout the growing season on large established plants. Hoya pachyclada has large, succulent, ovate, medium green foliage can that be nearly 1/4" thick and it has noticeable lighter main veins. This evergreen vine is considered by some to be slow growing but under good conditions they appear to be moderately vigorous. It can be trained to a sturdy small wooden support where its adventitious roots will attach as well trained to a small trellis or other sturdy support. Provide a fertile, well-drained, quality cactus-mix like soil allowing the soil to become somewhat dry between waterings. High indirect light is optimum. Item# 12726

Grows To: 6-12"H trailing or climbing to 18-36"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool early morning sunlight
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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