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These heat loving summer flowering beauties are sure to bring the color of the tropics to your garden and patio. We have a huge selection of beautiful, unusual, exotic, as well as rare tropical and subtropical plants for gardens, containers, and greenhouses.
 

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
Currently In Stock: 12
US$9.99

Almost Eden White Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Almost Eden White' (possibly Epiphyllum hookeri)

Huge 6-8" wide pure white spidery, widely flaring flowers are born in spring on this long time favorite of ours. The cultivar name was lost to antiquity and this plant appears to be Epiphyllum hookeri .Whatever the name is it is one of the easiest white Epiphyllums that we have grown. Excellent healthy foliage and generally a well branching habit on this easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Item# 9925.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade

Almost Eden White Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Almost Eden White' (possibly Epiphyllum hookeri)

Huge 6-8" wide pure white spidery, widely flaring flowers are born in spring on this long time favorite of ours. The cultivar name was lost to antiquity and this plant appears to be Epiphyllum hookeri .Whatever the name is it is one of the easiest white Epiphyllums that we have grown. Excellent healthy foliage and generally a well branching habit on this easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Item# 9956

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 6
US$12.99

Amber Rose Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x 'Amber Rose'

An unusually colored Angel's Trumpet producing large, pale trumpets that deepen to a darker peachy pink. Amber Rose is an exceptionally fragrant Angel's Trumpet whose heady perfume still lingers in the mornings. It appears to flower quite freely and in good numbers even in containers. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. They also make easy to enjoy container plants that can be overwintered indoors. Item# 9389.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

American Sweetheart Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'American Sweetheart'

Super big 9" flowers are deep rosy pink with a hint of orange toward the center and touched with purple on the outer petals. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 1070.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 14
US$17.99

Super big 9" flowers are deep rosy pink with a hint of orange toward the center and touched with purple on the outer petals. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item # 9466.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
US$12.99

Andean Silver-Leaf Sage, Peruvian Sage, Concolor Sage

Salvia discolor, S. bonplandiana, S. nigricans

The exceptionally dark purple to near black tubular flowers peek out of the mealy white 1" long tubular calyxes that are borne in whorls around equally white stems in summer and into fall. Andean Silver-Leaf Sage, Salvia discolor, is a shrubby naturally scandent or sprawling herbaceous perennial from the Peruvian Andes Mountains that grows to about 2-3 feet high and 2-3 feet wide. The ovate dark green glossy opposite foliage has a brightly contrasting white reverse and is borne along mealy white stems. The foliage, stems, and buds are fragrant when brushed or bruised. Also known as Peruvian or Concolor Sage it is widely grown as 3'x3' shrub in the warmer parts of Europe. It is listed as being tolerant of part shade but we find it to be most vigorous in full to mostly sunny conditions in average moist well-drained soils. Item# 12239

Grows To: 2-4'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Partial sun, Light shade, Part shade, Full sun (in cool humid summer climates)
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Angel Wing Jasmine, Shining Jasmine, Star Jasmine

Jasminum nitidum, J. magnificum, J. ilicifolium, J. laurifolium nitidum

Sweetly fragrant clusters of 2", star-like, pure white blooms are produced continuously throughout the summer months against a rich glossy green foliage. Item #9030.

Grows To: 5'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 34
US$14.99

The chartreuse foliage of this beauty is surrounded by variable bands of darkly contrasting green with random splashed of green along the veins making this a conversation piece even when not in flower. Angel's Flight Variegated Angel's Trumpet is a sport of Angel's Flight and produces the same double to triple or more flowers that open yellow and fade to a peachy orange. What more could you ask for! It is compact enough to enjoy in a container and does prefer some midday or filtered shade in hot summer climates making it a good choice for a patio. Item# 11136

Grows To: 5-7'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Sun*
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lightly fragrant golden orange to yellow flowers are produced in large spike-like inflorescences throughout the summer on this vigorous Hawaiian hybrid. The 4-5' high stems are adorned with large medium green tropical foliage. The flowers of Anne Bishop Ginger attract hummingbirds and other pollinators and also make beautiful cut flowers. Multiplies readily but not invasively. Provide a moist rich soil for the best results. Item# 10964

Grows To: 4-5'H
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Anne Marie Lantana (mounding, yellow and deep pink)

Lantana camara 'Anne Marie' PP11310

The rounded flower clusters open sunny yellow, fade to orange, and finally mature to a deep purplish pink to near purple all atop a neatly rounded mound forming plant growing to about 18-24"H x 24-36"W. Anne Marie Lantana's neat full rounded habit lend it to use as a medium-sized container specimen plant for sunny sites or add it to the garden and landscape for spring to fall color. This is a sport of Irene Lantana discovered and introduced by the Kearley family who own Robrick Nursery, Hawthorne, FL and was named in honor of their youngest daughter. The flowers of Lantana attract a myriad of pollinators including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Robrick Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12432

Grows To: 18-24"H x 30-40"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Aphrodite's Purple Nightie™ Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora 'Aphrodite's Purple Nightie'

Wow! Excellent flower power on a vigorous vine, Aphrodite's Purple Nightie™ Passion Flower produces an explosion of 3-4" wide flowers composed of purple petals and sepals that are topped by a crown of deep purple, blue, and White filaments. This sterile hybrid has garnered top marks in gardens across the US! Provide ample sunlight in a well-drained, fertile soil and stand back as this Passion Flower may be the star of the show! Click on "More Details and Growing Info" or the image to learn more about growing Passionvines as perennials in containers or in the garden and landscape. Item# 11212

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: *8B,9,10,11,(8A?)
Grows To: 8-12'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 25
US$17.99
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Applecourt Scarlet Ginger (Red-Orange)

Hedychium coccineum 'Applecourt'

Bright red-orange flowers with a red throat emerge from tall spikes that sit atop tall stems with tropical looking bluish-gray green foliage and begins flowering in summer with an additional show in fall. Applecourt Scarlet Ginger is a vigorous grower and easily reaches 6' high. As with most Hedychiums provide a partly shaded area to full sun, in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Applecourt Scarlet Ginger is vigorous, easy and hardy selection that was introduced to the US by Plant Delights Nursery who purchased it from Applecourt Nursery in the UK. Item# 11525

Grows To: 5-6'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun

Clusters of widely flaring soft orange blooms are borne throughout the year and are held above and among the rich deep green glossy foliage on an upright to spreading herbaceous tropical. Crossandras are excellent for mixed containers and in the garden for bright color in shaded areas where they often flower until frost. If kept from freezing temperatures they can easily reach 3-4' high or can easily be pruned to keep them in bounds. Item# 9820

Grows To: 12-24''H x 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Argus Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Argus'

An heirloom variety with 6" salmon-pink, star-like blooms with a dark throat. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 1069.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade

An heirloom variety with 6" salmon-pink, star-like blooms with a dark throat. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 9467.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 1
US$12.99

Clusters of button-like purple-blue buds open to frilly blue mistflower-like blossoms flowering from spring to fall on this new heat tolerant Ageratum. Artist® Blue is a new line that doesn't fade out once the heat of summer arrives and once a flower cluster has begun to fade a new set of buds are already growing to to take its place slowly building into a mass of foliage and flowers that attract smaller pollinators throughout the growing season. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Use Artist® Blue Ageratum as specimen container plants as well as in mixed container gardens or in the garden and landscape. These Ageratums have been a standout in trials as the Dallas Arboretum, flowering continuously from early spring to early fall, as well as being a top performer in trials at Ohio State and Mississippi State. Item# 12193

Grows To: 8-12"H x 10-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
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Ashcott Red Iochroma, Tubeflower

Iochroma 'Ashcott Red'

Large clusters of rich orange-red, 2" long tubular flowers are produced throughout the growing season on a well branched mannerly plant. Ashcott Red Iochroma, or Tubeflower, makes an easy to enjoy container specimen or use it as a small shrub in tropical climates. A close kin of the Angel's Trumpet this hybrid Iochroma's red flowers attract hummingbirds throughout the warm months of the year. *In hot summer climates provide midday and or afternoon shade. Item# 11455

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11 (9B? with protection)
Grows To: 2-4'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun

Atropurpurea Passion Flower, Passionvine

Passiflora 'Atropurpurea', P. atropurpurea

3-5" wide exotic looking flowers with purplish-red petals and sepals are topped by a corona of contrasting white filaments are produced throughout the warmer months or nearly year round under warm frost free conditions. Atropurpurea Passionflower is a vigorous growing and free flowering vine that may reach 30'H if given support. Cross pollinated flowers may produce edible fruit. Item# 11232

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(9? With protection)
Grows To: 12'-30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
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Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)

Brugmansia x cubensis 'Audrey Lea'

Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet produces sweetly fragrant, large to very large double to triple flowered trumpets that open with a white throat reminiscent of Frosty Pink and darken to deep pink into near reds during the spring and fall growing season. During warmer summer temperatures the flowers are more of a medium pink. This 2013 introduction from the breeding work of Fred Sommers is a vigorous and large growing plant. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. Sure to attract hummingbird moths. Item# 11195

Grows To: 8-12'H x 5-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 10
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Rosy pink to purplish pink bracts mature to white and finally fade to green on tall sturdy stems. The small true yellow flowers emerge between the bracts singly or a few at a time over an extended period beginning in spring and may continue through summer. The Aussie Plume Ginger is a tall growing selection of Curcuma australasica that is as the name implies native to Australia. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in a well-drained moderately fertile soil for the best results. This is an easy to grow root hardy rhizomatous perennial that can be enjoyed in the garden and in containers whose large deep green foliage provides a tropical accent. Winter dormant but returns readily in mid to late spring. Item# 11510

Grows To: 4-6'H, space as close as 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 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
Currently In Stock: 15
US$14.99

The large rounded, thick, tough, blue-green to deep olive green, evergreen foliage is long-lived and as the name suggests you can sign your name on a young leaf and watch it grow as the leaf expands. The Autograph Tree, Clusia rosea, is an upright growing tropical to subtropical tree from the Caribbean and southern Florida that produces white to pink, 2-3 inch wide, waxy flowers that open at night and may last into morning on overcast days and are followed by 2-3" diameter green fruits that eventually fall and split open to reveal bright red-orange seeds that attract birds. Although this is a tropical tree it can easily be maintained as container shrub with pruning. Provide full sun to part sun in a well-drained, average moist soil. Its night opening flowering suggest moth pollination making this a good addition to the moon moth garden. Drought resistant and a forgiving and easy container specimen. Item# 12609

Grows To: 20-30'H x 15-25'W but easily maintained at 3-6'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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