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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.
 

Clear Sky Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora 'Clear Sky', P. caerulea 'Clear Sky'

Large, up to 5" wide, fragrant flowers with near white petals and sepals that are topped by a crown of contrasting deep blue filaments with a middle halo of pure white which quickly deepens to dark eggplant purple at its heart. Clear Sky Passion Flower is a complex tetraploid hybrid that was selected not only for its larger flowers and exceptional vigor, but also for its cold hardiness by Passiflora breeder Roland Fischer. Flowering begins in earnest in mid to late spring and continues throughout the warmer months. 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# 11259

Grows To: 15-30'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Climbing Onion, Sea Onion, Zulu Potato

Bowiea volubilis, Schizobasopsis volubilis

This perennial, succulent, tropical bulb from Africa is very unique. The bulb grows on top of the soil and sends up a long twining vine with small, dark green leaves and small, star-shaped white blooms in summer. It is easy to grow in well-drained soil and good light. Item # 846.

Grows To: 2-3'H
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Climbing Onion, Sea Onion, Zulu Potato

Bowiea volubilis, Schizobasopsis volubilis

This perennial, succulent, tropical bulb from Africa is very unique. The bulb grows on top of the soil and sends up a long twining vine with small, dark green leaves and small, star-shaped white blooms in summer. It is easy to grow in well-drained soil and good light. item # 11845

Grows To: To 12'H
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Congo Fig, Dorstenia

Dorstenia elata

Large glossy dark green tropical foliage of the Congo Fig creates a beautiful rosette of foliage that will rarely get over 18" high. Unusual flattened maroonish 'flowers' are held on sturdy stalks and peak above the foliage of this easy and unusual indoor plant. Tolerant of low indoor light levels. Item# 10365.

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Constance Elliot Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Elliot'

An old and reliable favorite, Constance Elliot Passion Flower produces solid white flowers that shine brightly against the deep green to blue-green foliage.  This is a vigorous growing tropical vine and can easily reach 20' once well-established. This is also one of the most reliably cold hardy Passionvines with foliage remaining evergreen in the mildest 8B winters but dying back to the ground in severe winters and returning readily in spring. The pure white Constance Elliot Passionflower may spread somewhat by rhizomes but it is generally much more tame than the Maypop. Cross pollination may produce tropical tasting tangy fruit that surrounds the dark seeds inside. 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# 11245

Grows To: 15-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Cooper's Variegated Hibiscus, Checkered Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperii'

Vibrant red, single Hibiscus blooms bring elegance and poise to the chaos of color brought on by the brilliantly variegated foliage which is randomly splashed in shades of burgundy, red, pink, white, and green. A vigorous growing Tropical Hibiscus. Makes a wonderful full bushy Hibiscus or small tree standard where it provides a loud summer long splash of tropical foliage color. For the best foliage colors grow Cooper's Variegated Hibiscus in full sunlight and where it gets plenty of warmth. Item # 806.

Grows To: 6'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Copper Plants

Acalypha wilkesiana

Foliage is splashed, streaked, and spotted with colors ranging from deep burgundy to a reddish-pink. A great splash of color from spring to fall.  item # 370

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Corkscrew Flower, Shell Vine, Caracalla Vine, Snail Vine

Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla, Cochliasanthus caracalla

A favorite of Thomas Jefferson's, the Corskscrew Vine, Snail Vine, or Caracalla Bean produces large clusters of fragrant white and lavender coiling buds and flowers that fade to a creamy yellow just before dropping. The Corkscrew Vine is a vigorous climber that grows from a tuberous, somewhat potato-like, root that it can return from in mild winter climates. The intricate late summer and fall blooming flowers attract a variety of pollinators, particularly larger bees. Item# 373.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,12,(9A?)
Grows To: 10-20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Tiny yellow to greenish passionflowers are produced throughout the year on what at first glance appears to be a small growing, naturally evergreen to deciduous vine but it can reach 30'H with support but is easily maintained on a 3-4'H trellis. The Corkystem Passionvine is a native of Florida and Texas that is mainly grown as a butterfly caterpillar host plant for the Zebra Longwing (a.k.a. Zebra Heliconian), the Julia Heliconian, and the Gulf Fritillary butterflies. Easy and makes a nice dense vine on smaller trellises. Provide a full to partly sunny position for the densest growth and flowering. Pollinated flowers are followed by dark purple, marble-sized fruit. Item# 11258

Grows To: 4-6'H to 30'H in frost free climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Corona del Rey Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Corona del Rey'

A very unique Tropical Hibiscus, Corona del Rey Hibiscus produces an abundance of 4-5" purple flowers that are edged in rosy-pink.The unusually colored flowers are subtended by mediumsized, dark green, tropical foliage that is typically, but not always, deeply serrated. A semi dwarf plant with a bushy and generally spreading to upright habit. Item# 9332.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Costa Rican Blue Sage or Salvia, Anise Sage, Brazilian Sage

Salvia 'Costa Rican Blue', S. guaranitica 'Costa Rican Blue'

Cost Rican Blue Salvia produces large spikes of exceptionally large bluish purple tubular flowers that emerge from darkly colored calyxes in summer and fall above the soft, somewhat bluish green foliage. Considered by some to be a selection of Salvia guaranitica, and possibly a tetraploid or hybrid, it differs in its larger more robust habit, larger flowers that start later in the summer, and its very pubescent foliage. Excellent for hummingbirds and other long tongued pollinators. Provide a full sun to part shade location in an average moist to moist acidic well-drained moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item#10233

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Culebra Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x candida 'Culebra', B. aurea 'Culebra', Datura x candida 'Culebra'

A rare Angel's Trumpet that produces split petalled hanging white trumpets that are held among the very narrow, dark green, velvety foliage. The 6-8'', fragrant, pure white blooms are formed of loose petals that twist and flare out at the bottom like a petticoat. Culebra Angel's Trumpet is not as large growing as many of its cousins and so is easily maintained as a container plant. Item# 9351.

Grows To: 6'H x 4'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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Cup of Gold Vine, Golden Chalice Vine, Copa D’Oro

Solandra maxima, S. hartwegii, S. nitida

8" long fragrant golden trumpets with purple veins are borne from winter through spring on this large scrambling tropical climber. A very unusual and easily grown specimen plant that is quite tolerant of seaside conditions. An excellent choice for large trellises and arbors or as an espalier. Item # 375.

Grows To: 20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Curly Locks Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum guatemalense f. monstrosa

The foliage of this Epiphyllum wants to twist and curl into great locks of of flat, rich green foliage. Small for an Epiphyllum, the 3" white flowers open at night and are often followed by small red, delicious, edible fruit. With this particular cultivar of Epiphyllum guatamalense the flowers may or may not open fully or at all but as it is self-pollinating it may produce fruit even so. An easy hanging basket plant and sure to be a conversation piece! Item# 10481.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Curly Locks Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum guatemalense f. monstrosa

The foliage of this Epiphyllum wants to twist and curl into great locks of of flat, rich green foliage. Small for an Epiphyllum, the 3" white flowers open at night and are often followed by small red, delicious, edible fruit. With this particular cultivar of Epiphyllum guatamalense the flowers may or may not open fully or at all but as it is self-pollinating it may produce fruit even so. An easy hanging basket plant and sure to be a conversation piece! Item# 11582

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch pots, 20 fl oz/591 ml
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Dainty Pink Hibiscus, La France Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Dainty Pink'

Elegant, clear pink, 3" wide hibiscus flowers are held against a foil of contrasting dark green tropical foliage. Dainty Pink Hibiscus is a non-stop bloomer that puts on a show practically throughout the year and slows down only for the shortest and coolest days of winter. This vigorous Hibiscus has an upright to spreading, at times even weeping growth habit and makes a beautiful specimen plant whether grown as a shrub, tree standard, or even an espalier. Like Dainty White, Dainty Pink is almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Sometimes offered as La France Hibiscus. Item# 10429.

Grows To: 6'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dainty White, White Swan Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Dainty White'

Elegant, pure white, 3" wide hibiscus flowers seemingly glow against the foil of exceptionally dark green tropical foliage. Dainty White Hibiscus is a non-stop bloomer that puts on a show practically throughout the year and barely even slows down only for the shortest and coolest days of winter. This vigorous Hibiscus has an upright to spreading growth habit and makes a beautiful specimen plant whether grown as a shrub or a small tree standard. Dainty White is almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 379.

Grows To: 6-10'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dainty White, White Swan Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Dainty White'

Elegant, pure white, 3" wide hibiscus flowers seemingly glow against the foil of exceptionally dark green tropical foliage. Dainty White Hibiscus is a non-stop bloomer that puts on a show practically throughout the year and slows down only for the shortest and coolest days of winter. This vigorous Hibiscus has an upright to spreading growth habit and makes a beautiful specimen plant whether grown as a shrub or a small tree standard. Dainty White is almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 9832.

Grows To: 6'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Daniel Weeks Ginger (Orange, Fragrant)

Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'

Known for its intense Honeysuckle-like fragrance that is most pronounced in the evening, Daniel Weeks Ginger produces large dense spikes of of large butterfly-like flowers that are a light creamy orange at the edges deepening to dark golden-orange in the center.  This is a vigorous clump forming ginger with sturdy upright stems adorned with tropical foliage that starts flowering in late spring to early summer and can continue until fall. Its compact clump forming upright habit and excellent flower power lend this hybrid Hedychium to use in containers as well as in the garden and landscape. Daniel Weeks Ginger is easy, reliable, and proven to be hardy enough for zone 7. Provide a moist, well-drained, fertile soil and a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11530 

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

David Verity Cigar Plant, Cuphea

Cuphea x 'David Verity'

1" tubular orange blooms, tipped in white, are produced from spring to fall on this upright to spreading shrub-like perennial. David Verity Cigar Plant is an easy to grow, heat and sunloving hybrid Cuphea that flowers non-stop from spring or early summer through fall. In the portion of its range where freezes occur, it can be grown as an annual or if protected with a mulch it is generally a reliable perennial well into zone 8. David Verity Cuphea makes for an easy and rewarding container specimen as well as in the garden and landscape. Excellent for hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Item # 361

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W to 4-5'H x 4-5'W in frost free climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

A dwarf and compact form of Butterfly Iris with a uniquely compact and consistently formal habit eventually creating a compact mass of deep blue-green, wide but short, sword-shaped foliage in one foot highfans. In spring and summer, or nearly year round in frost free climates, it produces long slender, arching wands that are adorned with the occasional 2" wide, golden orange-eyed, white 6-petaled flowers with short, blue-purple, upward facing stamens at their center. An excellent and low maintenance plant for the garden, containers, and even formal landscapes. Item# 10769

Grows To: 10-14"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade

Desert Fire Evergreen Firecracker Fern, Mexican Russelia

Russelia rotundifolia 'Desert Fire'

Clusters of red, 3/4-1" long, flaring tubular flowers with yellow throats encircle the softly textured fountaining green stems from summer to fall on this heat and sun-loving drought resistant perennial. Desert Fire Firecracker Fern is a herbacious tropical perennial with low-growing to fountaining green stems whose flowers attract hummingbirds and larger butterflies. This Mexican native is considered to be cold hardy into the warmer portions of zone 9 and it makes this an excellent choice for sun-baked xeric landscapes, well-draining garden soils, as well as a container specimen where not reliably hardy. Item# 9566

Grows To: 2-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Disney Scarlet Ginger (Orange to Red-Orange)

Hedychium coccineum 'Disney', H. coccineum 'Honduras Form', H. coccineum 'Orange Brush'

Tall spikes of soft to medium orange flowers sit atop sturdy upright stems and are produced over a long period in summer on well-established plantings. This ginger's sweetly fragrant flowers attract larger butterflies like Swallowtails and Giant Sulphurs. The Disney form of the Scarlet Ginger is one of the more compact and erect growing forms of this species. Disney is also known as the Honduras Form and as the Orange Brush Ginger. As with most Hedychiums provide a partly shaded area to full sun, in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The Disney Scarlet Ginger is vigorous, easy and hardy. Item# 11522

Grows To: 3-5'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun

Spikes of pure white flowers that sit at the ends of long tubes are produced at the ends of the sprawling stems of this low growing sprawling native shrub or tender perennial. Doctorbush is an excellent nectar source for larger butterflies and is a caterpillar host to the Cassius Blue butterfly. Use this durable native en mass as a groundcover or informal hedge for the best effect. Doctorbush is shade tolerant and prefers moderate amounts of moisture in a well-drained soil for the best flowering although it is relatively drought resistant once well-established making it useful in dry shade. Item# 11260

Grows To: 1-2'H x 3-4'W, up to 3'H in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, *Full sun

Clear Sky Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora 'Clear Sky', P. caerulea 'Clear Sky'

Large, up to 5" wide, fragrant flowers with near white petals and sepals that are topped by a crown of contrasting deep blue filaments with a middle halo of pure white which quickly deepens to dark eggplant purple at its heart. Clear Sky Passion Flower is a complex tetraploid hybrid that was selected not only for its larger flowers and exceptional vigor, but also for its cold hardiness by Passiflora breeder Roland Fischer. Flowering begins in earnest in mid to late spring and continues throughout the warmer months. 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# 11259

Grows To: 15-30'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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