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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!
 

Imbricata Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Imbricata'

Deep carmine red, perfectly formed, medium sized flowers are produced in midseason on this old favorite heirloom Camellia. The perfectly arranged petals are sometimes striped with white. Imbricata Camellia is also known as: Imbricata Rubra, Prince Eugene Napoleon, Ladiner's Red, Pope Pius IX, and Rubra Plena. The many common names attest to the popularity of this 1820's introduction from China to England and to the US around the 1850's. Provide a well-drained, acid soil with average moisture. Item# 11576

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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Imperial Blue Plumbago, Cape Leadwort

Plumbago auriculata 'Imperial Blue', P. capensis

Imperial Blue Plumbago produces large clusters of deep sky blue flowers from early summer until fall. Plumbago is a heat, sun, and drought tolerant tropical or tender perennial that makes a great addition to container gardens or it is often found growing as a groundcover, hedge, tree form, and espaliered on fences in mild winter climates. Item# 9739.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3'W (6-8' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ischia Fig

Ficus carica 'Ischia'

Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. It is well suited to container culture.  For the best growth and largest crops, provide your figs with a well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. All rights reserved. Item# 11267

Grows To: 4-10'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Gorgeous, double pink, carnation-like flowers are produced in great abundance all summer long on this easily grown deciduous shrub. The Rose of Sharon is quite tolerant of most soils and drought once established. This is a much loved Althea and came to us via John's mother's prized Althea bush when Jimmy, their 4 year old son, picked his mother, Bonnie, a flower and she rooted the cutting some 40 years ago and it still graces her garden to this day. Item # 810

Grows To: 8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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From Burpee comes this select mix of bicolor Four 'O Clocks including flowers with red, orange, yellow, white, and pink multicolor combinations. The fragrant flowers of Kaleidoscope Four O'Clocks open in the afternoon or evening, or earlier on cloudy days. A tough and reliable, long-lived, heirloom, pass-a-long perennial (or annual in zones 7A and colder) which produces a large tuber from which it returns to grace your garden year after year. Four O'Clocks attract pollinating moths, hummingbirds, and larger butterflies. Flower colors may vary from what is pictured here and each plant may be different. Item# 11706

Grows To: 24-30''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Karl Rosenfeld Intersectional or Itoh Hybrid Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfeld'

Large lightly fragrant double deep fuchsia red cupped flowers are produced in midseason at the ends of sturdy stems atop the mound of deeply cut rich green foliage. Karl Rosenfeld Peony is an heirloom cultivar that is considered by many to still be the best of the red Lactiflora cultivars with reliable performance and good disease resistance. Peonies will do best in a well-drained, fertile soil with average moisture in a full to mostly sunny site in the garden. Probably best suited to areas with cool summer climates. In hot summer climates consider providing midday shade. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11943

Grows To: 30-36''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Midday shade in hot summer climates
Quart Pots / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Kyoto Serissa

Serissa foetida 'Kyoto'

Very tiny and dense dark green foliage adorns this slow growing miniature Serissa. A good choice for bonsai or as a house plant, and outdoors in zone 9 and warmer. Item # 2180.

Grows To: 12''H x 10''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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L.A. Dreamin'® Big Leaf Hydrangea (Mophead), French Mophead Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lindsey Ann' PP 26249

L.A. Dreamin'® Hydrangea produces large intensely colored flowers that can range from blue to purple or purple to pink on the same plant depending on your soil's pH. As with other Bigleaf Hydrangeas provide a moist, well-drained soil in an area that receives morning sun and shade during the hottest portion of the day. Item# 11414

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large semi-double rich rose colored flowers are centered by a boss of gold tipped stamens beginning early in the season. Lady Clare Camellia, its name upon import into the US, is a large vigorous Camellia with a somewhat weeping habit with large dark green foliage. This Japanese heirloom, originally known as Akashigata, has also been known by Empress, Akashi Bay, and Nellie Bly. We originally offered this as Pink Empress. Item# 9144

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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Lady Vansittart Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

The variably colored medium sized semi-double flowers of this beauty are composed of wavy petals that can range from near white to blush pink with medium pink toward the center and seemingly random splashes, flecks, and stripes of bright red, or no red at all, that surround a boss of yellow stamens. Lady Vansittart Japonica Camellia is another well loved heirloom cultivar with a slow to medium growth rate. Flowers mid to late season. Item# 11573

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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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
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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

Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Buddleja lindleyana

Deep violet flowers hang like grapes from this upright to arching shrub. The blooms are borne continuously from late spring to fall. Item # 341.

Grows To: 6'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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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Little Ruby Dwarf Fig

Ficus carica 'Little Ruby'

A dwarf and hardy fig that is an excellent choice for patio culture as far north as zone 6. Little Ruby produces a breba crop of medium sized sweet red figs with strawberry colored flesh. Developed by the same retired biologist who gave us the hardy and huge Olympian Fig, Denny McGaughy, he chose this seedling for its hardiness, compact habit, as well as reliability. Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen. Item# 11025

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The gray evergreen foliage of this durable native perennial contrasts nicely in the garden. Louisiana Artemesia, sometimes called Dusty Miller, creates a mass of silvery-gray foliage and stems that spreads fairly quickly and develops into large colonies. Drought tolerant, deer and pest resistant, and a good larger groundcover. Item# 10343.

Grows To: 18-36"H x 12-24"W++
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnolia Fig, Brunswick Fig

Ficus carica 'Brunswick'

Magnolia or Brunswick produces a good crop of medium to large bronze to purple figs with good quality pink to amber flesh with tiny seeds and open eye. The fruit ripens over a long season. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US. Item# 1113.

Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnoliaeflora Camellia, Hagoromo Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Magnoliaeflora', C. japonica 'Hagoromo'

Beautiful soft pink semi-double medium sized flowers are produced in midseason. Magnoliaeflora or Hagoroma Camellia is a compact, smaller-growing Camellia with a nice dense and compact habit. A beautiful and reliable Heirloom variety. Item# 894.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'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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Mardi Gras Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Mardi Gras' (Southern Indica hybrid)

The 2-3" wide funnel shaped flowers are deep red at their base with red flecking on the standard (uppermost petal) that spills over into the medium pink central portion of the petals and are broadly edged in a picotee of brightly contrasting white. Mardi Gras is an heirloom evergreen Indica Azalea with a somewhat compact naturally rounded spreading habit and has long been a favorite of ours for the excellent show that it puts on each spring. Dark green medium sized, medium textured rounded foliage creates a wonderful foil for the brightly contrasting flowers. Provide the Evergreen Azaleas with a moderately fertile, well-drained, acidic soil in a site that receives at least 4 hours of direct sunlight for maximum flowering. In hot summer climates provide morning sun or filtered shade during the heat of the day. Item# 11901

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Mary Gregory Stokesia Daisy, Stokes Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory

3" soft primrose yellow, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable, clump forming US native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough. Item# 10487.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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One of the most cold hardy and easy to grow bromeliads! The Matchstick Plant produces dense spikes of purple tipped, pink "matchsticks" beginning in mid-winter on sturdy upright to arching spikes that emerge from the center of the medium green glossy rosettes of nearly spineless foliage. This easily enjoyed bromeliad readily produces pups or offsets and is typically grown in soil but can also be grown as a semi-epiphyte on a board as well. 3 plants per pot. Item# 10888.

Grows To: 16-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Early AM sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Mathilde Ferrier Oleander, Hardy Double Yellow Oleander

Nerium oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier'

Soft primrose yellow, fragrant double flowers are born in relatively large clusters that open over a long period. Mathilde Ferrier or Hardy Double Yellow Oleander is an old favorite and makes an excellent container specimen as well as being hardy enough to grow throughout zone 8 (see more info) and warmer regions. In mild winter climates this oleander often acts like large and vigorous growing shrub that can get large enough to be trained into a beautiful small evergreen tree. Item# 756.
 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, 8B with protection, (8A?)
Grows To: 8-15'H x 8-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Milk and Wine Crinum Lily

Crinum scabrum

Called the Milk and Wine Crinum for its large white trumpets that have a wine colored stripe that runs down the center of each petal. The fragrant Amaryllis-like flowers are produced in clusters atop sturdy stalks in summer on this long-lived reliable slowly multiplying perennial. Medium green strap-like foliage. Item# 9827.

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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Mine-No-Yuki Sasanqua Camellia, Snow on the Mountain, White Doves, Snow on the Ridge Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Mine-No-Yuki, C. sasanqua 'Snow on the Mountain'

The 2-3" wide pure white frilly double flowers nearly glow against a backdrop of glossy dark green medium textured foliage over an extended period in fall and early winter. Mine-No-Yuki Sasanqua Camellia is an heirloom medium to large evergreen shrub with a vigorous upright to spreading habit. As with many old favorites this one has garnered a few extra cultivar names which include: Snow on the Mountain, White Doves, and Snow on the Ridge. Sasanqua Camellias make excellent fall and early winter flowering hedges, screens, or specimen plants for the garden and landscape. Image courtesy of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 10393

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

Camellia japonica 'Imbricata'

Deep carmine red, perfectly formed, medium sized flowers are produced in midseason on this old favorite heirloom Camellia. The perfectly arranged petals are sometimes striped with white. Imbricata Camellia is also known as: Imbricata Rubra, Prince Eugene Napoleon, Ladiner's Red, Pope Pius IX, and Rubra Plena. The many common names attest to the popularity of this 1820's introduction from China to England and to the US around the 1850's. Provide a well-drained, acid soil with average moisture. Item# 11576

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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