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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 fringed recurving coral-red petals are unique to this Hibiscus species. The bright tropical flowers hang like Japanese lanterns from the vigorous branches throughout much of the year. An easily grown, free-flowering tropical, and a definite conversation piece. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators including Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.Still one of our favorites!  Item # 9246.

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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Japanese Snow Bush

Breynia disticha 'Roseopicta'

The green and burgundy foliage is spotted with white, giving the plant the appearance of having been snowed upon. An easy to grow tropical adaptable to sun or light shade.This is the taller, more spreading, and darker version, as compared to Breynia nivosa or Hawaiian Snowbush. Item# 472.   note;  should have more ready by 5-12-18...ask !!  call 337-375-2114 if wish to pre-order.

Grows To: 5-7'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Jean Pasko Angel's Trumpet, sometimes Jean Pasco, produces 10" long, fragrant, dangling trumpets that are a combination of dark orange, gold, and yellow. A natural hybrid discovered by its namesake in Columbia and is a widely popular and free-flowering selection. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of its range but readily return from the roots in spring. They make easy container plants as well. Item# 10747.
 
 

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Just Beautiful Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Just Beautiful'

Like the name implies this Epiphyllum really is Just Beautiful! This hybrid orchid cactus produces 6-8" wide, deep orange flowers than may remain open for 2-3 days. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5-2" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 2930

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Like the name implies it is truly beautiful. This hybrid orchid cactus produces 6-8" wide, deep orange flowers than may remain open for 2-3 days. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5-2" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets.  Item # 9471.

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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Kin Ogi Ginger (Orange, Fragrant)

Hedychium 'Kin Ogi'

Dense, nearly conical clusters of fragrant dark orange flowers are produced atop tall sturdy stems adorned with large tropical looking foliage beginning in mid to late summer. Kin Ogi Ginger is a hardy and showy Hedychium hybrid with excellent vigor. Provide full to part sun in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The Kin Ogi Ginger can be enjoyed as a container plant or in the garden and landscape where hardy. Item# 11529

Grows To: 5-6'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Kisses and Wishes Salvia

Salvia x 'Kisses and Wishes' PPAF PBRAF

Rosy pink 2" long tubular flowers emerge from the tall spikes atop this vigorous Salvia from spring to fall (or year round under tropical conditions) with rich deep green foliage as a backdrop. Kisses and Wishes Salvia is a sport of the highly popular Wendy's Wish Salvia whose flowers are a deep fuchsia. Use this exceptional Salvia in the garden and landscape or in medium to large containers in a sunny location where its flowers are sure to be utilized by hummingbirds and other long tongued pollinators. Kisses and Wishes Salvia can be used as an annual or it can be overwintered indoors in a warm sunny greenhouse or window. Item# 11675

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Clusters of 2" white flowers that are held on long slender tubes release their heady perfume at night, but a curious nose may find fragrance almost any time of day. The Lady of the Night is considered by many to be the most fragrant of all of the Brunfelsias. An upright to vase-shaped tropical shrub with glossy dark green foliage. Grow in containers and overwinter indoors where not hardy. Item# 9617.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Considered by many to have some of the largest flowers among the Brunfelsia's, this Lady of the Night produces clusters of wavy edged, creamy white flowers that are borne on long tubes. The fragrance is released late in the day and into early morning and is sweet, heady, and intense and the flowers are borne throughout the warmer months of the year. Large thick glossy green foliage adorns this upright to arching tropical shrub. Easy indoors or out. Item# 10053

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lavender Garlic Vine

Cydista aequinoctalis, Bignonia aequinoctalis

Large clusters of purple-lavender blooms are born in spring, summer, and fall in warmer climates like S Florida. With shiny rich green foliage that smells of Garlic when crushed, the Lavender Garlic Vine seems to keep vampires and most other pests at bay. Item# 942

Grows To: 12-25'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lavender Lady Passionflower, Passion vine

Passiflora x 'Lady Lavender'

An exceptionally free flowering passionvine, Lady Lavender produces 3-4" wide, lightly fragrant flowers with purple sepals and petals that fade to near white near their base. The flowers are topped by a corona of blue filaments that fade to white and then darken to deep burgundy at their base. Lady Lavender Passionflower is a sterile Patrick Worley cultivar considered to be hardy to near 10oF. It is large and vigorous enough to cover a medium to large trellis easily in one season or it can be enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy. Provide a full to mostly sunny location and a moderately fertile soil with average drainage for the best flowering. 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# 11444

Grows To: 8-12'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lavender Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Lavender'

Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Lemon Sherbet Ginger (Yellow, Fragrant)

Hedychium 'Lemon Sherbet'

Tall spikes of large soft yellow fragrant ruffled flowers are produced from summer to fall in well-established plantings. Lemon Sherbet Ginger is a Tom Wood hybrid selection with tall stems and large tropical foliage and an extended flowering season. Provide this vigorous ginger with a rich, moist, and well-drained soil for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11528

Grows To: 6-8'H space at 1-2' apart
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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Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush

Aloysia citrodora, A. triphylla, Lippia citriodora, L. triphylla, Verbena citriodora

The narrow medium to yellow green foliage smells like sweet lemon candies whenever the leaves of this shrub are brushed, diced, or cooked into your favorite dish or dessert. Lemon Verbena is naturally an evergreen small to medium sized shrub that produces pyramidal clusters of tiny, nectar rich, white fragrant flowers during the warmer months on mature new growth. Small enough to be maintained in containers where not hardy but large enough in mild winter climates to act as a background shrub or specimen. The light lemony green to medium green foliage of Lemon Verbena works as a great foil for the rich and varied greens of an herb garden. Provide it with a well-drained soil, good air circulation, and most of a day of sunlight for the best results. Item # 488

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,(8A-8B? with proper protection)
Grows To: 2-5'H x 2-6'W to 10'H x 10'W in mild winter climates and where protected from frosts and freezes
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Lemon Vine, Lemon-Leaf Rose Cactus

Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana'

The Lemon Vine creates a beautiful foliage plant with its yellow to bronze and even orange, thick succulent leaves that adorn this vining tropical cactus. Makes a wonderful hanging basket, allow it to spill from mixed containers, or train it as a vine. More light produces richer foliage color. Mature plants may produce white to pale yellow flowers in spring or fall that may be followed by small cactus fruits. Item# 10350.

Grows To: 1-3'H+ x 1-3'W+ (to 30'H if left unpruned)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Large, 4", primrose yellow flowers with a dark, nearly black, burgundy eye are borne from summer to fall. When grown from seed it can become a large shrub to small tree-like in mild winter climates (zones 10 and warmer) but is a die-back perennial in zones 9A/B to 8B. Large deep olive green to a rich deep green foliage has velvety pubescence. Can be grown in full sun but most sources suggest that it should be given afternoon shade and needs good drainage in acid to mildly acidic soils for the best performance. Item# 10129

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11, 8A with protection
Grows To: 30-48"H x 30-48"W and larger in mild climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Lifesaver Cactus

Ceropegia zebrina subsp. zebrina, Huernia zebrina subsp. zebrina

A rare and unusual succulent, the Lifesaver Cactus produces burgundy and tan star-shaped flowers that look as though a grape lifesaver has been stuck perfectly in their center. This is a low growing to trailing succulent with softly toothed 4-angled thick succulent stems that root into the soil anywhere they are in contact with it making it an easy plant to share. The Lifesaver Cactus makes for an easy and forgiving container plant for a porch, patio, or window and prefers a well-draining cactus-like soil. Grow it in an area that receives high indirect sunlight as it normally grows in the shade of larger desert plants in its native Africa. Allow the soil to become moderately dry between waterings and never keep the soil soggy wet. Item# 489

Grows To: 3-4''H and slowly spreading
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Cool early morning sunlight

Light Bulb Clerodendrum, Chains of Glory

Clerodendrum smitinandii, C. smithianum

Almost like a more compact form of the Nodding Clerodendrum, the Light Bulb Clerodendrum produces hanging racemes of inflated, light bulb-like buds that emerge from deep burgundy calyces and open to pure white butterfly-shaped blossoms in winter. Its more compact size and shape lends this Clerodendrum to use as a hanging basket or container plant. The glossy green foliage acts a wonderful foil for the brilliant white flowers. Unusual. Item# 11432

Grows To: 1-3'H x 2-3'W (larger in tropical climates)
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Rounded clusters of deep purple long-lasting flowers nearly cover this easy and rewarding annual from spring to fall. Lil Forest Plum Gomphrena or Globe Amaranth is an excellent nectar plant that attracts a seemingly continuous parade of pollinators and garden beneficials as well as providing summer long color. A compact and well-branched Gomphrena, it will prefer a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained, average moist soils. Use Lil Forest Plum Gomphrena in mixed containers as a filler or in the garden and landscape. Gomphrena or Globe Amaranth are heat and sun loving annuals whose flower power and ability to attract pollinators makes it worth replanting year after year. Item# 12123

Grows To: 10-14"H x 8-12"W space about 8" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Large creamy white, frilly petals are held in large, downward facing clusters and emerge from showy pink, coral, to red sepals. Flowering begins in winter and continues most heavily until midsummer, additional flowers may be produced intermittently the remainder of the year. Ripe, sour berries are edible and contain a large pit. The Lily of the Valley Tree is an unusual tropical tree with large olive green to medium green simple foliage and can be grown as a container plant where winters experience freezes.   Rare in the trade.   Item# 11390

Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-8'W, Larger in tropical climates.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Lipstick Plant

Aeschynanthus radicans var lobbianus, Aeschynanthus lobbianus

Clusters of 2" scarlet tubular blooms open from buds resembling tubes of lipstick as they dangle from the tips of the trailing succulent stems. Dark green succulent foliage adorns the trailing stems. An unusual and beautiful choice for hanging baskets or trailing from mixed containers. Item #493.

Grows To: 6-8''H x 36''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Typically grown in orchid baskets as the Eye-Spot or Little Bulls Orchid sends upside down spikes of beautiful creamy white to yellow flowers with reddish brown eypespots at the base of the lip are borne in medium-sized clusters that emerge through the bottom of its container where they hang for all to enjoy. Wonderfully fragrant and certainly elegant these uniquely shaped flowers make for an interesting conversation piece. Summer flowering. Item# 10033.

Grows To: 24''H x 30-36''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Lobelia aguana

Lobelia aguana

Small clusters of 2" long tubular red and orange flowers with a yellow throat emerge from the leaf axils on long peduncles, the stem that supports the flowers, to offer up its nectar reward to hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Under warm tropical conditions Lobelia aguana flowers nearly year round with the heaviest flowering in summer and fall. A shrubby Lobelia with long deep green narrow foliage it quickly matures into a 5'x5' specimen. Lobelia aguana hails from the Mesoamerican Cloud Forests of Central America. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist soil with average or better drainage. Item# 11802

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

Louise Mayumi xBrassocattleya Orchid

xBrassocattleya Maikai 'Louise'

Small spikes of light purple night fragrant spidery flowers are produced over an extended from December through January on this easy to grow compact Orchid. Louise Mayumi xBrassocattleya is a cross generic hybrid and is for us reliably flowering at Christmas time. Our plants generally have 4-6 mature plants per pot and are grown in an orchid bark and volcanic rock mix. These little orchids can remain in the same container for quite a few years and are a very low maintenance addition to the lightly shaded garden. Item# 11588

Grows To: 6-10"H x 4-8"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The fringed recurving coral-red petals are unique to this Hibiscus species. The bright tropical flowers hang like Japanese lanterns from the vigorous branches throughout much of the year. An easily grown, free-flowering tropical, and a definite conversation piece. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators including Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.Still one of our favorites!  Item # 9246.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
US$14.99

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