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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 wide foliage of this easy to grow Bromeliad is edged in broad streaks of creamy white to rich pink. The Eoz Variegated Fireball Bromeliad makes an easy and low maintenance hanging basket with a tropical look. The more intense light it receives the deeper the colors become. Eoz can be grown in soil or on wood or cork and it is sure to multiply readily creating a colony of small colorful rosettes. Item# 3126

Grows To: 6-8''H and spreads,trails
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Erin Rachael Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Erin Rachael'

Brilliant orange fading to pink and finally red and burgundy into the eye. The 4-5" flowers just seem to keep coming all summer long on a compact but vigorous enough tropical hibiscus. Erin Rachael's smaller stature makes it a perfect container specimen or as part of the landscape in frost free locations. Item# 10485.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Evan's Yellow Amaryllis

Hippeastrum evansiae, Amaryllis evansiae, H. anzaldoi, A. anzaldoi

The starry soft primrose yellow, wavy edged flowers are centered by a deeper yellow star shaped throat that is tinged with orange at its edges and are produced in clusters of 3-4 atop light green sturdy stems in late winter to early spring. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis, Hippeastrum evansiae, is a rare and endangered Bolivian Amaryllis species that readily produces offsets at the tips of the fleshy roots during winter dormancy. It is from a relatively dry region and does best in soils with excellent drainage and will prefer a dry winter rest period of 6-8 weeks prior to flowering. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis is considered to be one of the smallest Hippeastrum species and is a naturally deciduous tropical species. It is reported to be hardy into zone 9B, although, it is possible it will withstand colder regions but we have not yet tried it in the ground. Grown from offsets of our parent plants and are planted one flowering-size bulb per 4.5" pot. Item# 12278

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-16"W space as close as a few inches
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Evan's Yellow Amaryllis

Hippeastrum evansiae, Amaryllis evansiae, H. anzaldoi, A. anzaldoi

The starry soft primrose yellow, wavy edged flowers are centered by a deeper yellow star shaped throat that is tinged with orange at its edges and are produced in clusters of 3-4 atop light green sturdy stems in late winter to early spring. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis, Hippeastrum evansiae, is a rare and endangered Bolivian Amaryllis species that readily produces offsets at the tips of the fleshy roots during winter dormancy. It is from a relatively dry region and does best in soils with excellent drainage and will prefer a dry winter rest period of 6-8 weeks prior to flowering. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis is considered to be one of the smallest Hippeastrum species and is a naturally deciduous tropical species. It is reported to be hardy into zone 9B, although, it is possible it will withstand colder regions but we have not yet tried it in the ground. Grown from offsets of our parent plants and are planted one flowering-size bulb per 4.5" pot. Item# 12754

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-16"W space as close as a few inches
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Fashion™ Cherry Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Fashion™ Cherry' PPAF?

Large, 2" long, bright cherry red, tubular flowers emerge from whorls of burgundy tipped yellow-green calyxes from spring to frost on a semi-compact plant with deep green foliage. Fashion™ Cherry Salvia is similar to the Wish series of Tropical Salvias but has a slightly more compact habit reaching about 30"x30" by the end of summer. It makes an easy, heat and sunloving specimen plant or it can be used in mixed company, as well as providing spring to fall color in the garden and landscape. This Salvia is also daylength neutral and so can flower year-round under warm frost free conditions. Sure to draw hummingbirds and the occasional larger butterfly throughout the growing season.  Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained fertile soil. Images courtesy of Green Fuse® Botanicals, all rights reserved. Item# 12888

Grows To: 24-30"H x 24-30"W space at about 12-18" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Fifty Grand Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Fifty Grand'

Huge 8" deep rosy-pink, star-like blooms. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item # 1068.

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

Huge 8" deep rosy-pink, star-like blooms. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item # 9474..

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
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Fiji Island Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fiji Island'

Large dark mauve starry flowers with a deep eggplant center are born freely on this vigorous and large growing, and much sought after, rare Hibiscus. Fiji Island Hibiscus is a vigorous and free flowering Tropical Hibiscus producing a nearly continuous display of the rare purple Hibiscus flowers throughout the year making this a wonderful addition to the tropical garden or as a container plant. A must have for any Hibiscus lover! Deep glossy green foliage on an upright to spreading, vigorous shrub that could easily be trained into small tree standards. Item# 9519.

Grows To: 8'H x 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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Deep red to bronze foliage on a bromeliad that multiplies readily creating a dense beautiful basket of medium-sized cascading plants. The Fire Ball Bromeliad, a type of Neoregelia, makes an easy low maintenance tropical-looking hanging basket plant or grow it as an epiphyte on wood or cork. The more intense the lighting is the more this Bromeliad looks like it is on fire! Item# 415

Grows To: 6-8''H and spreads,trails
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
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Spike-like clusters of deep red ball-shaped buds uncurl into fiery red and red-orange hooked flowers that are produced throughout the warmer months of the year to potentially year-round on mature plants all the while attracting hordes of hummingbirds and some larger bees. Fire Sprite Grevillea is a vigorous, naturally evergreen, subtropical shrub with deeply cut, rich green foliage suitable for use as a specimen plant or informal hedge or screen. Grevilleas need little supplemental water once well-established in the garden or landscape. It also makes an easy, low-maintenance and forgiving container specimen that can be overwintered indoors where not hardy. Grevilleas may also be utilized as cut flowers. Do not use phosphorous containing fertilizers, especially in soil-less potting mixes and soils low in Iron. Item# 12640

Grows To: 6'H x 6'W potentially reaching 8-12'H x 10-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Firecracker Digiplexis

xDigiplexis 'Firecracker' PPAF

Tall dense spikes of foxglove flowers in shades of orange are produced beginning in late spring with the show continuing into fall above the rosettes of dark green foliage. Firecracker Digiplexis, is one of the first cross-generic hybrids between the tropical Canary Island Isoplexis (now classified as a Digitalis) and Digitalis purpurea producing a vigorous exceptionally free flowering hybrid. These new longer flowering Foxgloves can be added to the garden and landscape but also make showy container specimens. The flowers are sure to draw in a variety of pollinators for the nectar rich reward. Firecracker Digiplexis is considered hardy in zone 8, in colder climates it makes a worthy annual. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12303

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,(7?) - Annual elsewhere
Grows To: 20-32''H x 12-20''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The fountaining clumps of large, dark burgundy to near black, 1"+ wide, sword shaped foliage makes an outstanding accent or backdrop for smaller growing perennials in the summer and fall garden and landscape. First Knight™ Hybrid Purple Fountain Grass, a trispecific seed sterile hybrid Pennisetum, was developed and selected for its exceptionally dark foliage color, vigor, disease resistance, and zone 8 cold hardiness. In areas with mild winters, the plants produce tall fuzzy spikes in late summer and fall adding to its interest. We have a similar selection growing at the back of one of our beds and have always been impressed with the statement it makes each year. We have even been known to utilize the foliage and occasional seed heads in cut flower arrangements. This is a vigorous and easy growing, low maintenance addition to the garden and landscape and it is vigorous enough to be used as an annual outside of its hardiness zones. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist, soil with average or better drainage. Item# 12853

Grows To: 4-5'H x 2-4'W space at about 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Flame Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis 'Flame', Tecomaria capensis, Bignonia capensis, T. petersii

This Almost Eden exclusive introduction boasts clusters of glowing deep reddish orange 2" upward facing tubular blooms that are perfect for hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowering from summer and often well into winter this hardy heat and sun-loving tropical can be grown as a shrub, vine, espalier, or can even be trained into tree forms. Where not hardy it makes an easy container plant. Item# 9565.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W, to 20' as a vine in frost free climates.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Rounded clusters up to 5" wide are composed of a multitude of rich fiery red butterfly shaped flowers that may be produced nearly throughout the year on this rare and unusual tropical vine. The curved butterfly pollinated flowers are produced on a woody twining vine with large rounded deep green foliage. An excellent choice for tropical gardens, indoors, or anywhere a small manageable vine is needed although in the ground plants may reach 12' high. The Flaming Glory Bower Vine truly is one of the most beautiful and free flowering of all vining Clerodendrums. Item# 9346

Grows To: 6-12'H
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, to Full Sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Flaming Glorybower, Java Glorybower

Clerodendrum speciosissimum, C. fallax, C. buchananii

Clusters of flaming red butterfly-shaped flowers are held in large clusters above the velvety heart-shaped tropical foliage. The nectar rich flowers of the Flaming Glory Bower are produced throughout summer and into fall and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Makes an easy, medium to large container plant where not hardy. Prefers light shade to cool sunlight and a moderately fertile, average moist, well-drained soil. Item# 9345

Grows To: 5-7'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Part shade, Morning sun, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Floribunda Fragrant Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda'

A vigorous and free flowering selection of the common Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Floribunda produces 2" wide, fragrant flowers that open a deep purple, fade to lavender, and finally to white creating a multi colored effect. The nectar rich flowers are butterfly pollinated. Floribunda is a vigorous grower and a repeat flowering shrub that may reach 6-8'H x 6-8'W naturally evergreen shrub in the garden or landscape where hardy or it can easily be maintained as smaller container plant. Provide a fertile, average to well-drained, moist acidic soil and it is tolerant of *full sun to light shade. Item# 11478

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W, 3-4'H x 3-4'W in containers
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, Part sun, *Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Spikes of soft reddish-orange, fan-shaped flowers are produced from spring to frost, or year round under warm tropical conditions, atop this upright to spreading, naturally evergreen tropical. Florida Flame Crossandra or Firecracker Flower appears to be a hybrid selection with many similarities to the red Nile Queen Crossandra, Crossandra nilotica, but it has a taller, more vigorous, somewhat more upright habit with glossy very dark green foliage. *In areas with hot summer climates Crossandras generally tend to prefer cool sunlight, like filtered or morning sun, or very late afternoon sunlight. In cooler climates they can tolerate full sun. Use Crossandras as specimen container plants, in mixed container gardens as well as in the garden and landscape. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy, vigorous and floriferous enough to use as a summer annual but can be grown as perennials in tropical climates. They can also be overwintered as container plants where not hardy. Item# 12835

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 12-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Cool morning or filtered sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Light shade, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun, *Mostly sunny

Florida Summer Firecracker Flower, Yellow Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Florida Summer'

Spikes of soft orangey yellow flowers are produced from spring to frost, or year round under tropical conditions, on this upright to spreading naturally evergreen tropical plant. Florida Summer Firecracker Flower or Crossandra has a moderately compact habit with rich green foliage whose endless procession of flowers are sure to brighten any tropical scene. In areas with hot summer climates Crossandras tend to prefer cool filtered sunlight, early morning sun, or very late afternoon sunlight. In cooler climates they can tolerate full sun. Use Crossandras as container plants as specimens or as companion plants. In zone 10 they may be used as perennials. We previously offered this as the Yellow Crossandra or 'Lutea' and the two are identical. Item# 11475

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Cool sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Full sun*

Florida Sunset Firecracker Flower, Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Florida Sunset'

Spikes of soft orange flowers are produced from spring to frost, or year round under tropical conditions, on this upright to spreading naturally evergreen tropical plant. Florida Sunset Crossandra has a moderately compact upright to spreading habit with rich green foliage whose endless procession of flowers are sure to brighten any tropical scene. In hot summer climates Crossandras generally prefer shade during the heat of the day. Use Crossandras as container plants as specimens or as companion plants or in a shady garden or landscape where they can flower for months on end. Item# 12111

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Cool sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Full sun*

Fountain Clerodendrum, Tube Flower

Clerodendrum minahassae

Clusters of fragrant, starry white flowers that open from the end of long tubes are produced from spring through summer on this large fountaining tropical shrub. Clerodendrum minahassae, a.k.a. Fountain Clerodendrum or Tube Flower, naturally develops into a 10' x 10' arching shrub with a vase shaped habit but can be kept smaller with pruning. The flowers of this rare tropical attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and most likely hummingbird moths. Pollinated flowers produce bright red calyces that subtend the blue-black berries and creating a nice contrast with the white flowers. Begins flowering even as a small plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny location for the best flowering and densest growth habit. Item# 11489

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Fragrant Glory Bower, Cashmere Bouquet, Scented Malli, False Pikake, Glory Tree

Clerodendrum chinense, C. fragrans, C. philipinum, C. fragrans 'Pleniflorum'

Intensely fragrant white flowers, composed of tightly packed, sometimes pink-tinged, petals are borne in large rounded clusters in spring and summer or nearly throughout the year in tropical climates and where protected from freezes and frosts. Large and tropical looking, medium green, fuzzy foliage adorns very upright growing, sturdy, square stems. This is an easily grown tropical shrub-like perennial that may spread vigorously if left to its own devices so consider enjoying the Fragrant Glory Bower or Cashmere Bouquet from a container. Item# 423.

Grows To: 4-6'+H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, AM sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A low dwarf form of Hoya that trails vigorously, and whose clusters of cream-colored to pure white flowers fill the air with a very lovely perfume for most of the year on established plants grown under good conditions. The Fragrant Hoya, Hoya lacunosa, is wonderful for a small hanging basket, as a groundcover beneath larger plants, and spilling from mixed container gardens in warm shaded sites. Its turn-your-head, intense Jasmine-like fragrance is strongest, even rivalling and exceeding some of the true Jasmines (Jasminum spp.), Gardenias, Night Blooming Jasmine, Night Blooming Cereus, Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia spp. and hybrids) and Sweet Olives, after sunset when the dainty clusters of white nectar rich flowers may turn amber colored due to the dripping golden nectar. A perfect plant to add to a Moon Moth garden setting. item# 10050

Grows To: 3-4''H x 2-3'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Bright shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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A low dwarf form of Hoya that trails vigorously, and whose clusters of cream-colored to pure white flowers fill the air with a very lovely perfume for most of the year on established plants grown under good conditions. The Fragrant Hoya is wonderful for a small hanging basket, as a groundcover beneath larger plants, and spilling from mixed container gardens in warm shaded sites. Its turn-your-head, intense Jasmine-like fragrance is strongest, even rivalling and exceeding some of the true Jasmines (Jasminum spp.), Gardenias, Night Blooming Jasmine, Night Blooming Cereus, Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia spp. and hybrids) and Sweet Olives, after sunset when the dainty clusters of white nectar rich flowers may turn amber colored due to the dripping golden nectar. Both the white or light flower coloration and nocturnal nectar delivery suggest moth pollination. A perfect plant to add to a Moon Moth garden setting. Item# 12171

Grows To: 3-4''H x 2-3'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Bright shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Fragrant Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia australis (tentatively)

The sweetly fragrant clusters of flowers open purple (yesterday), fade through lavender (today), and finally to pure white (tomorrow) creating a beautiful multi-colored effect on this popular tropical to subtropical naturally evergreen shrub. Flowering occurs in late winter and spring and they are pollinated by butterflies. The Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow can be enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy or in the ground in mild winter regions. It prefers mildly acidic, moderately fertile, average moist soils and cool sunlight to filtered shade. Item# 11168

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The wide foliage of this easy to grow Bromeliad is edged in broad streaks of creamy white to rich pink. The Eoz Variegated Fireball Bromeliad makes an easy and low maintenance hanging basket with a tropical look. The more intense light it receives the deeper the colors become. Eoz can be grown in soil or on wood or cork and it is sure to multiply readily creating a colony of small colorful rosettes. Item# 3126

Grows To: 6-8''H and spreads,trails
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sun, Part shade, Light shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 12
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