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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!
 

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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A graceful medium to soft textured fern with fnger shaped foliage that is white with a narrow outline of bluish green. Albolineata Cretan Brake Fern is an easily grown tropical to tender perennial that slowly builds into an almost layered mound of foliage perfect for adding a cool lush tropical look whether as a container specimen or as part of the garden and landscape where hardy. Item# 11741

Grows To: 16-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered Shade, Cool Early Morning Sunlight
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Amethyst Kiss™ Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Radtrad' PP24733

Clusters of large 1-1/2" wide 3-petaled amethyst flowers sit atop sturdy stems beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing well into fall. Amethyst Kiss™ Spiderwort was selected not only for its large showy blue flowers but also for its exceptional flower power! Spiderwort is a tough and easy, no care perennial addition to the garden, landscape, or as a container plant. The flower clusters emerge from masses of arching medium green narrow foliage on this clump forming herbaceous perennial. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Prefers a sunny position and its adaptable to most average moist soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11937

Grows To: 16-24''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

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, Part sun, Part shade
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
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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, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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, Part sun, Part shade
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)
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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)
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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, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Blue Ginger, Brazilian Ginger

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Deep purplish-blue blooms are borne in 6" spikes in summer and fall. Tropical glossy green ginger like foliage is borne on stiff fleshy stems. Item# 326.

Grows To: 7'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Blueberry's Baby Spiderwort

Tradescantia 'Blueberry's Baby'

1-1/2" wide deep indigo blue 3-petaled flowers with brightly contrasting yellow stamens sit atop 18-24" high sturdy stems beginning in early to midspring and continuing until early to midsummer (earlier in warmer climates and later in cooler climates) atop a dense mound of dark blue-green foliage. Blueberry's Baby Spiderwort appears to be a vigorous seedling of 'Blueberry Sundae' that volunteered itself in our gardens. This is most likely a Tradescantia x andersoniana hybrid and is bigger in all regards as compared to Ohio Spiderwort. The flowers of Spiderworts attract bees and the occassional butterfly and are super easy clump forming garden perennials. Add them to mixed borders and naturalistic settings and they also make easy and low maintenance container plants. Item# 11950

Grows To: 18-30"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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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
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Brown Turkey is the ultimate Southern fig producing large crops of medium to large, brown to maroon, turbinate figs over a long season that begins in June. The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. The Texas Everbearing fig is also known as Brown Turkey fig.  This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Self pollinating and with a small but open eye. Item# 920.

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 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, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 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# 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
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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, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Chestnut Burr Rose

Rosa roxburghii f. roxburghii

A relatively rare and uncommon heirloom species rose, the Chestnut Burr Rose produces very double, bright pink, cabbage-rose like, fragrant flowers over a fairly long period in summer. The delicate somewhat fine foliage and compact habit lend this rose to use in cottage garden settings. The unusual very prickly calyx and large prickly hips give the Chestnut Burr Rose its name. Easy, moderately disease resistant and reliable. Item# 362

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 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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