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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 String Bean Hoya produces 2-3" wide clusters composed of sweetly fragrant 1/2" wide white waxy star-shaped flowers with a small maroon eye. The long narrow deep green glossy foliage adorns the long trailing stems and give the plant its common due to their resemblance to string beans. Easy to grow and an excellent hanging basket specimen. Item# 459

Grows To: Climbing/Trailing to 8-12'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade

The String Bean Hoya produces 2-3" wide clusters composed of sweetly fragrant 1/2" wide white waxy star-shaped flowers with a small maroon eye. The long narrow deep green glossy foliage adorns the long trailing stems and give the plant its common due to their resemblance to string beans. Easy to grow and an excellent hanging basket specimen. Item# 12010

Grows To: Climbing/Trailing to 8-12'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 3
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Summer Skies Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus

Agapanthus 'Summer Skies'  

An exceptionally cold hardy and repeat flowering selection, Summer Skies Lily of the Nile produces light sky blue, trumpet shaped, nectar rich flowers in large rounded clusters beginning in early spring and continuing until the first frost on established plants. Considered reliably cold hardy into zone 5, this easy to grow perennial produces medium green strap-like foliage with the flowers towering above on sturdy stems. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Provide a well-drained soil for the best results. Summer Skies Agapanthus makes a low maintenance clump forming perennial for the garden, landscape, and container gardens. Item# 11282

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11,(5*)
Grows To: 24-36"H x 18-24"W, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, **Full sun
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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An Almost Eden Exclusive introduction! 'Sunset Scentsation' Night Blooming Jasmine has proven to be a vigorous repeat blooming selection, producing waves of the famously fragrant blooms about every 6 weeks during the growing season. The tubular white to greenish-white blooms begin to release their wonderful perfume at sunset and continues through early morning. This is a vigorous growing tropical shrub in warmer regions, or grow as a perennial in zone 8B. Item # 528.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Royal purple, 1/2" blooms that are edged in white lace, are born in drooping clusters from spring or early summer until frost and attract butterflies and bees. The nectar rich flowers are followed by grape-like clusters of 1/2" golden berries giving it the name of 'Golden Dewdrop'. Sweet Memories Purple Sky Flower is naturally a large multi-stemmed tropical shrub and can be trained into tree standards or use it as a hedge or screen in mild winter climates. In mild winters in zones 8B and 9, well-established plants may act as a die-back perennials or they can easily be overwintered as a container plants. Item# 579

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4'W (8-10'H x 10-15' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sweet Talk™ Deep Pink Cuphea

Cuphea procumbens 'Sweet Talk™ Deep Pink'  'PAS1506711'

Like a flashing neon sign that says "Eat at Joes!", a ring of large crepe-like watermelon pink petals, accented with purple bee guides, flare around the ends of the tubular flowers like a flamenco dress guiding in hummingbirds for a rich nectar reward. Sweet Talk™ Deep Pink Cuphea are compact well-branching plants that revel in the heat and sun of summer flowering from spring to fall. Use these heat and sun-loving tropicals in mixed containers, as specimens in pots or hanging baskets, or add them to the front of a sunny border or landscape. The Sweet Talk™ Cupheas will grow and flower best in a well-draining, fertile soil with average moisture. Images courtesy of PanAmerican Seed, all rights reserved. Item# 13315

Grows To: 8-14"H x 8-14"W space 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sweet Talk™ Lavender Splash Cuphea

Cuphea procumbens 'Sweet Talk™ Lavender Splash'  'PAS1169712'

Like a flashing neon sign that says "Eat at Joes!", a ring of large crepe-like deep reddish purple petals broadly edged in starkly contrasting white, flare around the ends of the tubular flowers like a flamenco dress guiding in hummingbirds for a rich nectar reward. Sweet Talk™ Lavender Splash Cuphea are compact well-branching plants that revel in the heat and sun of summer flowering from spring to fall. Use these heat and sun-loving tropicals in mixed containers, as specimens in pots or hanging baskets, or add them to the front of a sunny border or landscape. The Sweet Talk™ Cupheas will grow and flower best in a well-draining, fertile soil with average moisture. Images courtesy of PanAmerican Seed, all rights reserved. Item# 13316

Grows To: 8-14"H x 8-14"W space 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sweet Talk™ Red Cuphea

Cuphea procumbens 'Sweet Talk™ Red'  'PAS1169708'

Like a flashing neon sign that says "Eat at Joes!", a ring of large crepe-like intensely red petals, accented with purple bee guides, flare around the ends of the tubular flowers like a flamenco dress guiding in hummingbirds for a rich nectar reward. Sweet Talk™ Red Cuphea are compact well-branching plants that revel in the heat and sun of summer flowering from spring to fall. Use these heat and sun-loving tropicals in mixed containers, as specimens in pots or hanging baskets, or add them to the front of a sunny border or landscape. The Sweet Talk™ Cupheas will grow and flower best in a well-draining, fertile soil with average moisture. Images courtesy of PanAmerican Seed, all rights reserved. Item# 13314

Grows To: 8-14"H x 8-14"W space 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 10
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Swiss Cheese Plant, Swiss Cheese Ivy, Window Leaf, Shotgun Ivy, Buckshot Ivy

Monstera adansonii (probably), M. friedrichsthalii  

A popular and easy heirloom indoor plant with large dark green tropical foliage that is full of holes like Swiss Cheese. The Swiss Cheese Plant will readily cling to a wooden support via aerial roots or it can be allowed to spill from containers and hanging baskets. During the warmer months of the year or in freeze free climates this tropical plant can be grown on a shaded porch or patio. The Swiss Cheese Ivy can also be utilized as a groundcover beneath larger plants that enjoy similar growing conditions. Item# 9613

Grows To: 1'H trailing or climbing to 6' or more
Outdoor Light: Light Shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sylvia Goodman Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Sylvia Goodman'  

The 4-5" wide buttery yellow flowers are centered by a contrasting deep red to burgundy eye at the base of the staminal column and is surrounded by a broad halo of white. Sylvia Goodman is an unusual Tropical Hibiscus with a vigorous upright to rounded growth habit and has exceptional flower power producing a potentially year-round display of its showy blossoms. The flower coloration, vigor, and growth habit are similar to Sport of Sports or Yellow El Capitolio which may be in this cultvar's lineage.  Provide a full to partly sunny site in a rich fertile, acidic soil with good drainage for optimum vigor and flowering. Sylvia Goodman Tropical Hibiscus can also be used as a formal or informal shrub for hedging and screens, trained into tree standards, or even trained into large espalier. Caterpillar host: Gray hairstreak. Item# 12700

Grows To: 6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tac Moto Ginger

Hedychium 'Tac Moto'  

Large spikes of intensely fragrant canary yellow flowers with a darker center atop tall stems with rich green tropical-looking foliage. Tac Moto Ginger was developed by Mr. Moto of Hawaii. Provide a partly sunny location in a rich, moist to average moist, well-drained soil for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11533

Grows To: 5-7'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, *Mostly sunny, *Full sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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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Thai Spirit Ginger

Hedychium species 'Thai Spirit'  

Tall spikes of orange buds open to bright orange flowers with contrasting deep red stamens. The flowers deepen to red, red-orange as they age and are produced in late summer atop the blue-green stalks adorned with smooth, wide tropical looking foliage. Some sources suggest that this is a new species that was collected from Thailand although it resembles Hedychium coccineum. Vigorous and relatively tall growing. Provide a partly sunny location in a rich, moist to average moist, well-drained soil for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11531

Grows To: 4-6'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, *Mostly sunny, *Full sun

Thailand Powder Puff, Finger Lies on the Ground, Combretum

Combretum constrictum, C. infundibuliforme, C. bussei, Poivrea constricta  

Dense spikes of intense red stamens that emerge from red, star-shaped calyxes are produced throughout the warmer months of the year or year round under tropical conditions. The Thailand Powder Puff, or Finger Lies on the Ground, is an unusual scandent (vine-like) shrub from tropical Africa. The showy flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The gray-green foliage is remarkably similar to that of the Pineapple Guava. Item# 11389

Grows To: 10-15'H with a sprawling habit
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A beautiful and very free flowering Orchid Cactus that produces a multitude of 6-8" pink flowers over a long period. Probably the most prolific flowering Epiphyllum that currently offer.  Item # 3102.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A beautiful and very free flowering Orchid Cactus that produces a multitude of 6-8" pink flowers over a long period. Probably the most prolific flowering Epiphyllum that currently offer.  Item # 12219

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Rounded clusters of nectar-rich lavender flowers develop into showy conical clusters of rich purple berries and are produced throughout the warmer months of the year to year-round under warm tropical conditions. Three-Leaf Lantana is an unusual species in that it is grown as much or more for its fruit than its flowers. This is a small-ish tropical shrub with a naturally upright to spreading habit and makes an easy container specimen and can be used in combination in medium-sized to large containers. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in well-drained fertile soils for optimum flower and fruit production. Item# 11698

Grows To: 2-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Torpedo is a slightly larger flowering form of Batface Cuphea which produces 1-1/2" long red tubular blooms that end with a purple bat-like face that is accented by the bright red 'ears' on a naturally mounding plant. Flowers from late spring to frost and is adored by hummingbirds. Use Torpedo Batface Cuphea in mixed containers as a spiller or filler, as specimen containers, hanging baskets, or in mass in the garden and landscape to create a bold effect. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 315

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

The fuzzy dangling crimson flowers of this tough little trailing perennial are born throughout the warmer months of the year or all year long when grown indoors. Generally considered an annual, the Trailing Chenille Plant is actually a cold hardy and durable perennial suitable for full sun or light shade. It makes the perfect hanging basket plant or spiller for container gardens or trailing over walls where its fiery red catkins provide a continuous display of color. Item# 680.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''L
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tricolor Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant, Rhoeo

Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea, Rhoeo discolor  

The Tricolor Moses in the Cradle or Oyster Plant is a durable clump forming evergreen with colorful pink, green, and cream variegated wide strap-like foliage that radiates from a low central stem. The folded leaves have a dark purplish reverse adding to the colorful show. Where hardy this makes a reliable low maintenance groundcover for well-drained, shady areas of the garden. It also makes an easy and low maintenance container specimen or addition to low to medium water mixed container gardens. Item# 11387

Grows To: 8-16''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Tropical Giant Spider Lily

Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant'  

Clusters of 6-8" wide night fragrant white flowers with long thin narrow petals and a wavy circular hymen are borne in summer atop the sturdy 2-3' high stems of this heirloom garden favorite. Tropical Giant Spider Lily is a vigorous clump forming, evergreen (to deciduous where freezes occur) bulbous perennial with large glossy medium green sword-shaped upright to arching foliage that readily multiplies into a dense clump of foliage and flowers. It makes an easy and low maintenance addition to the garden or landscape as well as an easy and forgiving container specimen plant. The lush, large sword-like, rich green upright to arching foliage is attractive even when the plant is not in flower. We ship large established plants growing in their own soil and container. Item# 1239

Grows To: 24-36"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Tropical Sunset Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia x 'Tropical Sunset'  

The long yellow buds unfold into large, orange, wonderfully night fragrant trumpets. Tropical Sunset Angel's Trumpet is a heat loving and free-flowering Brugmansia well-suited to the garden in mild winter climates or as a container plant where winters are cold. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of their cold hardiness range but readily return from the roots in spring. Establish them in spring once the danger of frost has past for the best results. Item# 11370

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun(with midday shade in S), Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Clusters of long lasting pure white starry flowers are produced throughout the year with a heady fragrance reminiscent of citrus blossoms and are held against a foil of dark green foliage. Twisted or African Jasmine, Jasminum tortuosum, is a naturally evergreen moderately vigorous twining vine that can easily be maintained as a 3' container plant indoors or out (where hardy) and is considered hardy to about 25oF (click the "More Details & Growing Info link to learn more) for short periods. It is tolerant of sun to light shade and will perform best in a well-drained fertile soil. Item# 12082

Grows To: 20-25'H as a vine or prune to maintain as a 3'H x 3'W or larger shrub
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The String Bean Hoya produces 2-3" wide clusters composed of sweetly fragrant 1/2" wide white waxy star-shaped flowers with a small maroon eye. The long narrow deep green glossy foliage adorns the long trailing stems and give the plant its common due to their resemblance to string beans. Easy to grow and an excellent hanging basket specimen. Item# 459

Grows To: Climbing/Trailing to 8-12'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade

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