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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!
 

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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The large mopheads of Firefly Hydrangea are composed of semi-double red florets that fade to a brightly contrasting creamy white eye. Flowers may be blue to purple in acid to neutral soils with the same contrasting eye. This Hydrangea is reblooming and established plants can flower throughout summer under good conditions. Provide a moist, well-drained soil and provide shade during the hottest portion of the day. Item# 11417

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates

Long white fragrant trumpets are held on tall sturdy stems in mid to late summer. One of the tallest lilies that may reach 7' or more. Extremely easy to grow and readily naturalizes. A favorite pass-along heirloom that will adorn your garden for years to come. The Formosa or Phillipine Lily attracts a variety of pollinators including Hummingbird Moths and so makes an excellent addition to the Moon/Moth garden with it's large showy white flowers. Item# 9521.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9, (Biennial 5,6)
Grows To: 5-7'H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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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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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Franklinia, Franklin Tree

Franklinia alatamaha

Fragrant 3" wide white flowers with a boss of bright egg-yolk yellow stamens are produced beginning in midsummer and may continue until first frost under good conditions. The rare and highly sought after Franklinia or Franklin Tree, Franklinia alatamaha, is now extinct in the wilds of Georgia where it was initially discovered growing in the Altamaha River Valley. This is a small, rounded, deciduous, single trunked tree to multi-trunked large shrub in the Camellia or Tea family, Theaceae. It can be notoriously difficult to establish and requires excellent conditions in an acidic, loamy soil rich in organic matter with average moist to moist conditions and is not tolerant of drought. An organic mulch over the root zone will be beneficial to the tree's health, establishment, and longevity. Afternoon shade is beneficial, especially in hot summer climates. Item# 12603

Grows To: 8-15'H x 6-15'W
Outdoor Light: Afternoon shade, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Frog Fruit, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Fogfruit, Capeweed, Carpetweed, Matgrass, Grodverbena, Sawtooth Frogfruit

Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora, Lippia incisa, L. reptans, L. nodiflora

A low growing member of the Verbena family, Frogfruit makes a beautiful, easy groundcover that is covered by tiny heads of dainty, nectar filled white flowers from late spring to fall. They enjoy moist soils but are moderately drought resistant once well established. A food source for the Common Buckeye, Phaon Crescent, and White Peacock butterfly caterpillars as well as a nectar source for a host of pollinators. This species, Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora, is native to every continent except Antarctica. It is important not to mow/prune until flowering is complete. Frogfruit is being more widely used as a lawn grass replacement option. Item# 10524

Grows To: 3-12"H and spreading, space plants about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

A large growing deciduous shrub, producing a beautiful display of 1/2-3/4" double white star-like blossoms in spring. Very easy to grow and long-lived. Fuzzy Deutzia develops is a durable heirloom shrub with a fountaining habit. The deciduous foliage provides nice yellow fall color. Item# 795

Grows To: 8-12'H x 12-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, (AM sun in S regions)
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Garlic Chives or Chinese Chives are similar to Society Garlic in foliage and durability but with a slightly lower growth habit and producing flat-topped clusters of white blooms from summer to fall. The nectar rich flowers are seemingly constantly abuzz with mainly smaller pollinators.The mildly garlic flavored foliage and flowers are widely utilized in Asian cuisine. Multiplies readily and may also reseed under good conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in average to well-drained soils. Each pot contains multiple plants. Item# 3084

Grows To: 6-12''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 18
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Clusters of deep red-orange, 2-3" long tubular flowers are produced throughout the growing season attracting hummingbirds, bees, and even the occassional butterfly. Gartenmeister Bonstedt Fuchsia, a selection or hybrid of Fuchsia triphylla and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner, is an heirloom variety that has long been a favorite for its flower power, reliability, upright habit, and its cloak of dark green and maroon-tinged foliage that acts as a wonderful foil for the summer to fall display of red-orange flowers. It makes an excellent choice as a specimen plant for a partly shaded porch or patio. Provide a rich fertile, well-drained, average moist soil and never allow the plants to remain soggy wet. Gartenmeister Bonstedt Fuchsia can be overwintered as a container plant in a cool (not freezing) greenhouse or sunroom. Item# 9083

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10B,11,(10A?,9B?)
Grows To: 24-36''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning or very late afternoon sunlight, Filtered shade, Bright Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Garvinea® Classic Femmy Gerber Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii 'Classic Femmy' PPAF? PBR?

The 2-3" wide, rich pink daisies with a sweetly contrasting white eye are produced atop sturdy stems throughout the growing season above the low growing rosettes of deep green foliage. The Garvinea® Classic Femmy Gerber Daisy was developed to produce perennial Gerber Daisies specifically for the garden and landscape, as well as container culture, with excellent disease resistance under a variety of growing conditions and continuous flowering from spring to fall. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials and can also be used as long-lasting fresh cut flowers. Provide an average moist, fertile soil with sharp drainage for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Item# 12556

Grows To: 12-16''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Garvinea® Sweet Love Gerber Daisy

Gerbera jamesonii 'Sweet Love' PPAF? PBR?

The 2-1/2 to 3" wide, deep red daisies with a small green to yellow eye are produced atop sturdy stems throughout the growing season above the low growing rosettes of deep green foliage. The Garvinea® Sweet Love Gerber Daisy was developed to produce perennial Gerber Daisies specifically for the garden and landscape, as well as container culture, with excellent disease resistance under a variety of growing conditions and continuous flowering from spring to fall. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials and can also be used as long-lasting fresh cut flowers. Provide an average moist, fertile soil with sharp drainage for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Item# 12557

Grows To: 12-16''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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General Pershing's Double Red Oleander

Nerium oleander 'General Pershing'

General Pershing Double Red Oleander boasts big beautiful double red blossoms in large bouquets at the end of weeping stems. One petal of each flower is often streaked with a bright contrasting white. This beautiful double red oleander is considered fairly cold hardy and while the stems of ours, here in Louisiana, froze to ground level during the winters of 2009-10 and 2010-11, they did return from the roots. Many others have mentioned that General Pershing is probably best left to large containers in areas north of zone 9,10, and 11 where it can grow to become a fairly large evergreen shrub or small weeping tree standard. Item# 11271 
 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, 8B with protection
Grows To: 6-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large 1-1/2" long tubular color-changing flowers are produced in spike-like clusters from the leaf axils and start out yellow and fade through orange into red tones and are held on 3-4'H sturdy stems. The flowers are produced during the spring, where plants are not frozen to the ground, and/or in fall just in time for migrating hummingbirds. The Giant Cigar Plant, Cuphea micropetala, is a herbaceous, slowly spreading, upright to branching perennial cloaked in dark green glossy foliage. Considered by many to be the most reliably cold hardy Cuphea species surviving into zone 7B if provided a breathable winter mulch. It typically spreads stoloniferously and via rhizomes but is not considered invasive or aggressive. As with basically all Cupheas, the Giant Cigar is heat and sunloving and will benefit from average moisture, in fertile soils with average or better drainage. Where not hardy it can easily be maintained as a medium to medium-large container plant. Item# 429

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

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 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.

Dr. Allen says "Butterflies drink lots of nectar from these plants and I find the pink to have smaller leaves and to be in flower later in the year and thus are used by migrating monarchs. The caterpillars of the io moth (Automeris io) and Straight Lined Mallow Moth (Bagisara rectifascia) are reported to use these plants.'

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B with protection)
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Giant Red Turk's Cap, Mexican Turk's Cap, Sleepy Mallow, 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 # 9993.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B with protection)
Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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# 11889.

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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Gigantea Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Gigantea'

Gigantea is truly one of our favorites. The deep red and contrasting pure white flowers are each uniquely variegated and can range from nearly solid red to pure white and the variegation of each flower can consist of splashes, to flecks, to half red/half white flowers. The midseason flowers range in form from anemone-like to double. Truly a joy in the garden! Item# 10344.

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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Golden Butterfly Brown Bud Allamanda

Allamanda cathartica 'Golden Butterfly'

3" wide golden yellow trumpet shaped flowers are held against a foil of glossy, deep green foliage are produced from spring to fall to potentially year-round on mature plants attracting butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The Golden Butterfly Allamanda, a selection of Allamanda cathartica, is a compact form of this naturally evergreen, tropical, scandent shrub growing to 2-3' high and wide making it the perfect choice for a tropical specimen container plant and can also be enjoyed in hanging baskets and sunny window boxes. The key to success with Allandas is an average moist, fertile, well-draining soil, that should be allowed to become semi-dry between waterings, and a warm to hot, full sun to part sun site. Item# 12782

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

Medium-sized fragrant double medium pink roses are produced throughout the growing season on this vigorous and disease resistant 'found rose' discovered and introduced by Barbara Worl. Grandmother's Hat Rose, and it has several other names which is often typical of roses that are highly regarded, is vigorous enough to be trained into a 12'H climber or it can also be maintained as a large shrub rose by heading back the larger growing canes. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a rich fertile soil for optimum vigor and flower production. Item# 11799

Grows To: 6'H x 6'W as a shrub, to 12'H as a climber
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Green Giant Loropetalum, Chinese Witch Hazel

Loropetalum chinense 'Green Giant'

White lightly fragrant frilly witch hazel-like flowers nearly cover the backdrop of medium-sized oval dark olive green foliage in spring. Green Giant Loropetalum is a vigorous large evergreen shrub with a naturally rounded upright form and is well suited for use as a screen, hedge, or specimen plant. A relatively unknown heirloom shrub until the purple foliaged forms came on the scene in the 1980's and 1990's, Chinese Witch Hazel has few pests or disease problems when grown in a well-drained, acidic to neutral soil with average fertility in a full sun to partly shaded site. Item# 11623

Grows To: 8-14'H x 6-10'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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Grise Olivette Fig

Ficus carica 'Grise Olivette'

The medium-sized purple, red, brown to near black figs have a thin skin with a  juicy, mildly fruity flavored, sweet flesh that ranges from deep amber or orange to a near strawberry heart typically ripening in September. Grise Olivette Fig is a French fig whose name translates to "gray olive". Expect it to be a smaller plant as this variety tends to have lower vigor which may lend it to use as a containerized plant. Item#13016

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Hagiwara Everblooming Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub

Magnolia figo 'Hagiwara Everblooming', Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Magnolia annonifolia, Liriodendron figo

A repeat flowering Banana Magnolia with a more intense sweet banana fragrance! Hagiwara Everblooming Banana Magnolia produces sweetly fragrant cupped soft yellow flowers for much of summer on this large evergreen shrub to small tree. Easy to grow and enjoy in most well-drained acidic soils. Images shown are of typical Banana Magnolia flowers. Item# 10948

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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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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