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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.
 

Giant Blue African Salvia, Giant Salvia

Brillantaisia nitens, B. cicatricosa, B. subulugarica, B. grandidentata

An unusual plant rarely found for sale in the US, Giant Blue African Salvia produces spikes, up to 16" high, of blue to purple, up to 2" long, hooded, two-lipped, tubular, lightly fragrant flowers throughout the warmer months of the year with the heaviest flowering in spring and late summer and fall. A vigorous tender herbaceous plant with very large tropical foliage and square stems that can easily reach 6-9' high and may grow to 15' high becoming tree-like in its native habitat. Item# 10703.

Grows To: 6-9'H x 4-6'W, up to 15'H where frost free
Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 30
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The Giant Chenille Plant produces up to 18" long, drooping, fuzzy, scarlet catkins throughout the warmer months of the year or year round under warm warm tropical conditions. A naturally upright growing tropical shrub that is close kin to the Copper Plant, the Giant Chenille will grow and flower in full sun or under light shade. The large, heart-shaped, medium green foliage provides a nice backdrop for the bright red dangling flower clusters. Easy enough to grow in containers on the patio or by the pool or in the ground in the warmest tropical climates.  Item# 428.

Grows To: 5'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 51
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The fragrant very large 5" wide cupped flowers, when pollinated, produce the largest fruit of any of the Passion Fruits and mature to be 5-6" wide and 8-12" long (wow!). The Giant Granadilla, Passiflora quadrangularis, is a vigorous tropical vine with winged square stems and large oval leaves. It prefers a deep, well-drained, moist to average moist, fertile soil and a full to partly sunny position. High humidity and temperatures of 60oF or more are required for fruit set and pollination. The Giant Granadilla is considered to be self-sterile and so it requires another species or a different clone (ours are clonally propagated), like Passiflora phoenicia 'Ruby Glow', for cross pollination. Item# 11818

Grows To: 20-30'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant Pink Earth Star, Cryptanthus

Cryptanthus bromelioides 'Giant Pink'

Bright pink foliage have irregular stripes of green across the foliage making a beautiful large rosette. Use this beautiful larger growing Cryptanthus in mixed container gardens or as an underplanting for larger growing tropicals. Easy to grow. Item # 1037.


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Grows To: 6-10''H x 10-16''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Early AM sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant Pink Turk's Cap, Mazapan, Malvaviscus

Malvaviscus penduliflorus 'Rosea'

Giant Pink Turk's Cap produces a seemingly endless display of 2-3" long, pendant, sleepy light pink flowers from late summer through spring where kept free from frosts and provided with ample sunlight. Smooth, narrow, waxy, rich green foliage. Excellent for Hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators. This is a vigorous, shrub-like woody perennial that can reach 8-12' in mild winter climates and few plants can compete with the enormous amount of flowers that this plant can produce. Item# 566.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B with protection)
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Giant Red Crown of Thorns, Crown of Thorns, Supergrandiflora Crown of Thorns, Sijou

Euphorbia milii var. splendens 'Supergrandiflora Red'

Long lasting pairs of large rounded cherry red bracts (think of the Poinsettia) surround the small yellow true flowers of this exceptionally free flowering and easy to grow giant form of the Crown of Thorns. Established plants can flower continuously throughout the year when grown under frost and freeze free conditions and preferably when kept above 50oF. The Giant Red Crown of Thorns is a naturally upright evergreen shrub and makes for an easy and forgiving indoor, porch, or patio specimen plant. Provide a well-draining soil to cactus-like soil although they are fairly adaptable. Thrives even under hot sunny conditions as well as in a sunny window. Item# 540

Grows To: 2-4'H x 1-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 33
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Giant Red Justicia, Brazilian Plume, Cardinal's Guard

Justicia coccinea, Pachystachys coccinea

Huge scarlet pine-cone-like blooms to 8 inches long are borne in summer atop the large deep green tropical foliage. An unusually large-growing variety. Item # 907.

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

Giant Red Turk's Cap, Mazapan, Sleepy Wax Mallow, Malvaviscus, Giant Mexican Turk's Cap, Sleepy Hibiscus

Malvaviscus penduliflorus, M. arboreus var penduliflorus, M. arboreus var mexicanus, M conzatti, M. grandiflorus

Giant Turks Cap produces a seemingly endless display of 2-3" long, pendant, sleepy scarlet flowers from late summer through spring where kept free from frosts and provided with ample sunlight. Smooth, narrow, waxy, rich green foliage. Excellent for Hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators. This is a vigorous, shrub-like woody perennial that can reach 8-12' in mild winter climates and few plants can compete with the enormous amount of flowers that this plant can produce. Item# 431.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B with protection)
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Giant Salvia, Japanese Glorybower, Red Glorybower

Clerodendrum japonicum, C. squamatum

Massive spikes of crimson blooms, to 24" high and 16" wide, are held above the large, tropical, heart-shaped leaves. Blooms throughout summer and into fall. A tough old Heirloom that will slowly spread by underground runners finding its way to the perfect garden position. In freeze free climates the Japanese Glory Bower can grow into an 8-12' high shrub with flowers on every branch. An excellent plant for long tongued pollinators but especially hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Item# 1048.

Grows To: 4-7'H+ x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant White Turk's Cap, Mazapan

Malvaviscus penduliflorus 'Alba', M. arboreus var mexicanus alba

Giant White Turk's Cap produces a seemingly endless display of 2-3" long, pendant, sleepy pure white flowers from late summer through spring where kept free from frosts and provided with ample sunlight. Smooth, narrow, waxy, rich green foliage. Excellent for Hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators. This is a vigorous, shrub-like woody perennial that can reach 8-12' in mild winter climates and few plants can compete with the enormous amount of flowers that this plant can produce. Item# 866.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B with protection)
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giraffe Amaryllis

Hippeastrum 'Giraffe'

An unusual hybrid Amaryllis, Giraffe produces 5" wide greenish to yellowish flowers that are veined and heavily splashed with red atop sturdy 20" stems. A beautiful winter flowering bulbous somewhat tropical Amaryllis that is easy to grow as a container plant where not hardy. One 2-1/2 to 3" diameter flowering size bulb per container. Item# 10542.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 5
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Glowvine, Purple Bignonia, Saritaea, Purple Funnel Vine

Bignonia magnifica, Saritaea magnifica, Arrabidaea magnifica

The clusters of purple to purplish-pink 3" wide trumpet shaped flowers with a nicely contrasting white ring surrounding the yellow throats that are lined with fine magenta lines that guide large bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the nectar and pollen reward inside. The Glowvine, Bignonia magnifica, is a highly desireable, exceptionally free flowering, naturally evergreen tropical vine with unusual pairs of oval leaflets that are centered by its grasping tendrils. Once mature, these easy to grow vigorous vines can flower continuously throughout the year under warm tropical conditions. The Glowvine (a.k.a. Glow Vine) can be trained as a shrub and overwintered indoors with regular pruning or allow it to cover fences, trellises, and arbors in tropical regions. Item# 12033

Grows To: 10'-30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The most floriferous Esperanza that we grow! Gold Star Esperanza produces an endless display of large clusters of large golden yellow, lightly fragrant trumpets from late spring to frost. This Greg Grant selection is the standard by which all other Esperanza's are judged. Hardy, heat and sun loving, and with a nicely branched habit Gold Star Esperanza is great for tropical settings in containers and in the garden. Attracts pollinators including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Item # 9902.

 
Gold Star is also considered to be lightly fragrant like the tall growing types. If you like you can read more about this great cultivar from the Texas Agrilife Extension Service here: http://www.plantanswers.com/arcadia_pages/plant_of_the_month/gold_star.htm
 Item# 9902.
Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W and larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Clusters of long lasting golden yellow flowers with red-orange bases are held atop sturdy reddish purple stems that are adorned with rounded, rich green glossy foliage. The Golden Brush Ginger is sure to add a tropical feel to any indoor space or the porch or patio. Its dense and compact, evergreen habit and floriferous nature make it a perfect choice for containers. Item# 10833.

Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Light shade, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Golden Cassia, Quebracho, Alcaparra

Senna condolleana, S. bicapsularis var. condolleana var. chilensis

Large clusters of deep golden yellow flowers are produced over an extended period in spring and summer on this naturally evergreen shrub to die-back perennial. The flowers of the Golden Cassia attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. In all regards this plant looks very similar to Cassia (or Senna) corymbosa but flowers in summer. The foliage may be used as a caterpillar food source for Yellows and Sulphur butterflies. Item# 11512

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dense arching clusters of golden yellow buds open to unusually shaped flowers that could easily resemble a dancing girl or lady in dress that sways in the lightest breeze. The Golden Dancing Ladies Ginger, Globba schomburgkii, is an easily grown tropical ginger that multiplies readily from bulbils, where they are not allowed to freeze, that are produced in the place of seeds. The foliage adds a tropical touch even when it's not in flower. Goes completely dormant in winter, even in the greenhouse, and then it reemerges in spring. Suitable for containers as well as in the garden and landscape where hardy. Item# 11793
 
 
 

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Light shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Upward facing strongly fragrant, up to 2" wide, creamy white, pinwheel-like flowers are held on 4-6" long slender tubes and quickly change to golden yellow and then to pumpkin orange. Rich deep green glossy foliage on a vigorous growing evergreen shrub but is certainly amenable to light pruning and shaping. This rare tropical Gardenia is sure to be a conversation piece. The rare Golden Gardenia, a.k.a. Golden Pinwheel Gardenia, Kedah Gardenia, is easily enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy Item# 9591

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 17
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The Golden Hahnii Sanseveria is a beautifully variegated very dwarf and compact evergreen with boldly variegated bright yellow and green foliage. The thick succulent foliage naturally develops into a bird-nest like shape with leaves that rarely exceed 4-6" long. This makes a perfect low maintenance indoor or patio container plant. Provide the Golden Hahnii Sanseveria with a well-drained soil and allow the soil to become moderately dry between waterings. Item# 435

Grows To: 3-6''H x 4-6''W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool AM sunlight
3.5 inch Pot / 14 fl.oz. / 414 ml
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Golden Lotus Banana, Chinese Yellow Banana

Musella lasiocarpa, Ensete lasiocarpum

10" golden yellow flowers that resemble a lotus when first opening, sit atop nearly leafless thick sturdy stems and last for months on mature plants. When young the plants look just like dwarf bananas with long rounded medium-green tropical foliage. This is tough, hardy, and easily grown, tightly clump forming rhizomatous tropical. After flowering is finished the mature plant produces a multitude of pups and then dies making way for the young plants which should flower in their 2nd or 3rd year. Our 1 gallon plants are 30"+H. Item# 9578.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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US$29.99
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Golden Plume

Schaueria flavicoma, S. calicotricha

3-4" high fuzzy yellow spikes of tubular flowers are borne throughout the year on this easily grown tropical. Golden Plume is very similar to most Justicias in form and habit. The wide dark green foliage makes a nice foil for the spikes of yellow flowers. Item# 9684.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade

Goldfish Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Goldfish'

Loads of large, light pumpkin orange single flowers are held above the uniquely shaped, interestingly lobed, fishtail-like, rich green foliage. A somewhat compact, dense growing and free-flowering Hibiscus that lends itself to medium to medium-large containers and tropical gardens. Item# 9520.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large, double to triple flowered or more, intensely fragrant, long lasting flowers open a soft primrose yellow and age to a golden yellow to near orange. Goldflame's rich perfume lasts into the morning and is sure to turn heads and attract the local hummingbird moth population! It begins flowering at 4-5' high making it well adapted to container culture. 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. Item# 11078

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Strongly fragrant, long-lasting, very double, 1.5", white blooms never seem to let you down when you are looking for something fragrant in the garden or greenhouse during the warmer months. Deep green glossy foliage on a twining vine-like or scrambling shrub to 8' or can easily be pruned to keep it smaller and fuller. For more on how to grow Sambac Jasmine see the full plant description by clicking the picture or "more info". Item # 445.

Grows To: 3-8'H x 2-5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Strongly fragrant, long-lasting, very double, 1.5", white blooms never seem to let you down when you are looking for something fragrant in the garden or greenhouse during the warmer months. Deep green glossy foliage on a twining vine-like or scrambling shrub to 8' or can easily be pruned to keep it smaller and fuller. For more on how to grow Sambac Jasmine see the full plant description by clicking the picture or "more info". Item # 2361.

Grows To: 3-8'H x 2-5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Giant Blue African Salvia, Giant Salvia

Brillantaisia nitens, B. cicatricosa, B. subulugarica, B. grandidentata

An unusual plant rarely found for sale in the US, Giant Blue African Salvia produces spikes, up to 16" high, of blue to purple, up to 2" long, hooded, two-lipped, tubular, lightly fragrant flowers throughout the warmer months of the year with the heaviest flowering in spring and late summer and fall. A vigorous tender herbaceous plant with very large tropical foliage and square stems that can easily reach 6-9' high and may grow to 15' high becoming tree-like in its native habitat. Item# 10703.

Grows To: 6-9'H x 4-6'W, up to 15'H where frost free
Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 30
US$12.99

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