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Find pass-a-long plants that your Grandparents may have grown and shared. These are proven perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines that have been grown and shared in gardens for over 100 years!
 

The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 1-3 or more bulbs actively growing in a 2.25" pot. Item# 12277

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Alba Plena Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'

This heirloom Camellia was first brought to England in 1792 and then to the US about 1800. The medium to large, perfect or rose form, pure white blossoms are produced early in the season and are held against the medium apple-green foliage. Alba Plena Camellia is a naturally dense upright to rounded large evergreen shrub. Images courtesy of Green Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11314

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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This may be the heirloom fig Amato, sometimes incorrectly Amata, that was imported by Amato Tassa from Italy during his immigration from Italy. An article was written about his Mr. Tassa's 25' high fig tree in Washington, D.C. in the October 8, 1910 issue of the Washington Times as fresh ripened figs seem to be almost unknown from that area at that time. In Dr. Ira Condit's Figs: a Monograph he lists this variety as Royal with the synonyms: Obispo, Trojano di Napoli, Tassa Brown, and Geraci Black and suggests that it was imported several times and was given a variety of names. Dr. Condit states that it produces both a fair breba crop and a decent primary crop of medium to large, black, violet, to green, turbinate, or flattened and with little or no neck, with a modereately rich, sweet flavor and an amber to strawberry flesh. It has a medium to large eye and so may be best suited to drier climates. Amato's cold hardiness, as proven by its ability to apparently thrive and produce in the Washington, D.C. area, should make this a good fig to try in more northerly latitudes. These were kindly shared with us by Christine Jones. Item# 11450

Grows To: 10-20'H x 10-20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Amplissimus Double Red Althea, Paeoniflorus Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Amplissimus', H. syriacus 'Paeoniflorus'

Amplissimus Rose of Sharon produces 2-3" wide, double, purplish-red flowers throughout much of summer on this easy to grow vigorous shrub, which is very tolerant of heat and most growing conditions. Althea or Rose of Sharon is a hardy Hibiscus that naturally develops into a multi-stemmed, vase-shaped deciduous shrub that can be trained into a tree form if desired. Provide an average moist to moderately moist, fertile soil and full sun for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 10338.

Grows To: 8-10'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Argus Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Argus'

An heirloom variety with 6" salmon-pink, star-like blooms with a dark throat. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 1069.

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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An heirloom variety with 6" salmon-pink, star-like blooms with a dark throat. An easily grown cactus-like plant with 1.5" wide, flat, scalloped branches to 8'. Great in hanging baskets. Item# 9467.

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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Baja Red Rose of Montana, Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus 'Baja Red'

This is the selection with the deepest red color, comes from seed collected in southern Baja California. It  flowers all summer and fall. It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. An easy to grow and drought tolerant heirloom plant. A bee-keepers pollen favorite, we are told! Item # 9027.

Grows To: Vining to 40'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Baja Red Rose of Montana, Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus 'Baja Red'

This is the selection with the deepest red color, comes from seed collected in southern Baja California. It  flowers all summer and fall. It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. An easy to grow and drought tolerant heirloom plant. A bee-keepers pollen favorite, we are told! Item # 12101

Grows To: Vining to 40'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Magnolia annonifolia, Liriodendron figo

The Banana Magnolia produces a multitude of intoxicatingly fragrant, creamy yellow, cup shaped, miniature Magnolia flowers that smell like sweet bananas. This is an easy to grow, long-lived, heirloom, evergreen shrub with a naturally upright to rounded habit and rich dark green glossy foliage. The Banana Magnolia can be used as a large specimen shrub, background shrub, hedge, screen, espalier, or is easily trained into a small single or multi-trunked tree. It has a moderate rate of growth when young and when grown under good or better conditions. Even young Banana Magnolia plants generally flower well under average conditions and they can be grown as container plants for many years with proper care. May we refer you to Hagiwara Everblooming Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub as we have them in stock! Item# 314

Grows To: 10-15'H x 8-12'W up to 20'H x 15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tall long-lasting spikes of lavender and purple flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful rich glossy green foliage in late summer and fall. Bear's Breeches is an easy to grow slowly spreading perennial that lends its form, flowers, and foliage to the shaded garden, landscape, and even as a container plant. The leaf pattern of Acanthus mollis was used extensively in Greek architecture. Provide good to average drainage, moderate fertility and average moisture for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 3003

Grows To: Foliage to 18-24"H x 20-30"W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, (Full sun in cooler climates)
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Tall long-lasting spikes of lavender and purple flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful rich glossy green foliage in late summer and fall. Bear's Breeches is an easy to grow slowly spreading perennial that lends its form, flowers, and foliage to the shaded garden, landscape, and even as a container plant. The leaf pattern of Acanthus mollis was used extensively in Greek architecture. Provide good to average drainage, moderate fertility and average moisture for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11914

Grows To: Foliage to 18-24"H x 20-30"W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, (Full sun in cooler climates)
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The sweet dark figs of Mission are the number one favorite for drying. Mission is one of the most widely grown figs in California producing heavy crops of medium to large dark purplish-black pear-shaped fruit with a rich, sweet strawberry red pulp. Good fresh or preserved. Black Mission is self-pollinating and may produce a light breba crop. A good choice for the South as well. The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling. Item # 832.

 

Grows To: 12'H x 12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower

Iris domestica, Belamcanda chinensis

The 6-petaled starry flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red are heavily speckled and flecked with red and are produced on sturdy stems atop the fans of medium to light green iris-like foliage in summer over a period of several weeks. The flowers of the Blackberry Lily, Belamcanda chinensis or more recently Iris domestica, are followed by seed pods that split open to reveal shiny black round seeds that are sometimes used in dried arrangements for fall. This is a hardy clump forming heirloom perennial with a tough constitution as well as being a colorful and low-maintenance addition to the garden and landscape. It will do best in an average to well-drained, average moist, fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny site. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12304

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, *Part sun

Blossfeld's Amaryllis

Hippeastrum blossfeldiae

The large, soft pumpkin orange, trumpet shaped, fragrant flowers are highlighted by a contrasting starry, lemony yellow throat and are held in clusters atop thick, sturdy stems well above the bluish green strap-like foliage. Blossfeld's Amaryllis is a rare but quickly multiplying hardy, bulbous perennial suitable for the garden or as an easy and rewarding container plant. Item# 11586

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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In midspring tall blue-gray flowers stalks are adorned with 2-4 grape juice purple buds open to 6" wide flowers with dark purple falls and slightly lighter medium purple standards with a yellow-orange 'beard' or nectar guide. Bobbie's Old Fashioned Purple Bearded Iris is an heirloom pass-a-along that appropriately has found its way to us from both sides of our family and we came to know it as "Bobbie's Purple" since Aunt Bobbie shared it with us. The steely blue-gray fans of foliage act as a wonderful foil for the dark colored flowers and the plants will eventually develop into a groundcover like group of plants. Provide this heirloom Bearded Iris with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Sold as individual plants actively growing is their own soil and container. Item# 11696

Grows To: 16-24"H, space at about 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Brazilian Fuchsia, Firecracker Flower

Justicia pauciflora, J. rizzinii, Jacobinia pauciflora, Libonia floribunda, Sericographis pauciflora.

The fiery red and yellow, 1" long tubular flowers are produced from fall through early spring attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators all on a tidy compact plant with deep green rounded foliage. The heirloom and RHS Award of Garden Merit winning Brazilian Fuchsia, Justicia pauciflora, is a small, naturally rounded, well-branched, evergreen tropical plant growing to just 12-24" high and wide that can be enjoyed outdoors during the warmer months of the year on the porch or patio but that also makes an easy and rewarding indoor plant where it has good light. *It can tolerate full sun for much of the year but may do best where it receives midday and afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Provide the Brazilian Fuchsia with an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12702

Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-24"W potentially to 48"H
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, *Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade Light shade, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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C.M. Hovey Camellia, Colonel Firey Camellia

Camellia japonica 'C.M. Hovey'

The medium sized, perfectly formed flowers of C.M. Hovey are a rich deep red ranging into dark pinks at times. It may be that weather and/or sun exposure affect the coloration of this late season flowering Camellia. This is an heirloom Camellia developed and named for the American nurseryman. It has been popular since its introduction and has also garnered many names over the years like Colonel Firey. This Camellia has somewhat of an upright habit and develops into a medium to large evergreen shrub or small tree. Item# 11330

Grows To: 8-12'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Tall candles to 18" high that are composed of golden yellow blossoms and buds rise well above the foliage of this popular pass along plant from mid to late summer well into fall for an outstanding show. The Candlestick Tree, Senna alata, is a moderately fast growing and vigorous sun loving tropical that is excellent for the back of the border, as a specimen plant singly or in mass, and even as a large container plant. Attracts butterflies as well as serves as a host to Sulphur butterfly caterpillars. Reseeds readily or save seeds in fall to replant in spring. The Candlestick Tree is a heat and sunloving easy to grow tropical to tender perennial where winters are mild. Item# 10017.

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-8'W and larger in mild climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Tall candles to 18" high that are composed of golden yellow blossoms and buds rise well above the foliage of this popular pass along plant from mid to late summer well into fall for an outstanding show. The Candlestick Tree, Senna alata, is a moderately fast growing and vigorous sun loving tropical that is excellent for the back of the border, as a specimen plant singly or in mass, and even as a large container plant. Attracts butterflies as well as serves as a host to Sulphur butterfly caterpillars. Reseeds readily or save seeds in fall to replant in spring. The Candlestick Tree is a heat and sunloving easy to grow tropical to tender perennial where winters are mild. Item# 12020

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-8'W and larger in mild climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Carico Crinum Lily

Crinum x 'Carico'

Medium to large somewhat spidery trumpets are white with a glowing pink stripe down the center of each petal. The large clusters of flowers are held on sturdy stalks above the medium green strap-like foliage. This beautiful Crinum hybrid is suspected to be a Thad Howard cross. Item# 3142.

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

Sweetly fragrant, 6" deep pink bloom clusters are borne atop the dark glossy green heart-shaped foliage. An upright perennial that may spread vigorously if grown in the ground via underground runners. Makes a beautiful and easy container specimen. Item# 11316

Grows To: 2-4'H x 1-2'W and spreading
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Celeste is the standard by which all other figs are judged on sweetness and flavor. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. It produces small to medium sized pear shaped violet to light violet fruit with red pulp and white to amber flesh. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. Small productive and hardy trees for the home orchard. Item# 355  MORE IN PRODUCTION FOR FALL 2021

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The Chelsea Common Hoya has somewhat uniquely and distinctively cupped deep green waxy heart-shaped thick succulent foliage with raised veins that adorn purplish-red vines. This is a vigorous and beautiful form of the Common Hoya, Hoya carnosa, and produces rounded hanging clusters composed of pink star-shaped waxy flower with a darker eye. Hoyas make easy to grow and forgiving heirloom plants that do best in well-drained soils in lightly shaded areas like a patio, porch, or as an indoor plant. Item# 11592

Grows To: Climbing to 8', Trailing to 3'+
Outdoor Light: Light shade

The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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