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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!
 

Selfheal, Heal-All, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris

An easy groundcovering perennial, Selfheal produces dense spikes of contrasting coppery tinged green bracts from which row after row of white tubular flowers with a purple 'hood' emerge. It begins flowering in early to mid spring lasting for several weeks providing nectar to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This member of the mint family is easy to establish and requires little care once established in the garden. Use Selfheal as a groundcover, on roadsides, as a component of the meadow, prairie and other naturalistic settings. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Mainly a winter and spring growing perennial that moves into dormancy after seeds set in summer. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H at flowering x 18-24"W, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Smith's Parish Rose

Rosa 'Smith's Parish' (Tea Rose)

Perfectly formed creamy white tea rose buds open to 3" wide cupped double flowers whose petals may be striped with deep rosy red. Occassionally, flowers may be solid rosy red. Smith's Parish Rose is a found heirloom Bermuda Rose that develops into a rounded 4-5' x 4-5' shrub rose with moderate disease resistance. Well-established plants flower throughout the growing season. Use this easy to grow and conversation starting old garden rose in a mixed border or as part of the landscape. Smith's Parish is small enough to enjoy as a medium sized container plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in a moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11921

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,(6B?)
Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 11
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Snow White Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Snow White'

A pure white, perfect form Camellia whose medium-sized flowers provide a brilliant contrast to the deep green glossy foliage. In our garden, Snow White has been exceptionally slow growing and has barely reached 3' high in 30+ years. I cannot say for sure that our cutting grown plants will grow as slowly under good conditions but I would expect it to have a compact upright to rounded habit. Either way Snow White should be an excellent choice for containers, bonsai, and in front of larger growing cultivars in the garden. Item# 11343

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-5'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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Sombreiul Climbing Rose

Rosa x 'Sombreiul'

White buds open to the classic pure white tea rose form and then flatten at maturity with the heaviest flowering in spring, usually around Easter, with some flowers on mature plants in full sun in summer and occassionally in fall. The white flowers of Sombreiul Climbing Rose create a wonderful contrast with the exceptionally dark green foliage of this easy and disease resistant heirloom rambling rose well-suited to sturdy supports on an arbor or fence. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11920

Grows To: 8-14'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 3
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Light azure blue falls and standards are accented with darker veining and deep golden yellow bee guides. The Southern Blue Flag, Iris virginica tentatively, is a native of Louisiana but is not an actual Louisiana Iris as we had originally thought as the mother plant was shared with us without a name. We previously offered this as Light Blue Louisina Iris but it has kindly been tentatively identified for us by a Louisiana Iris grower and appears to fit the botanical descriptions. The Southern Blue Flage is just as vigorous and hardy as the Louisiana Irises and will do well under similarly moist to wet to average moist soils in a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. It can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Item# 11808

Grows To: 16-24"H, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Southern Catalpa, Indian Bean Tree

Catalpa bignonioides

Large pyramidal clusters that are composed of showy, 1" wide, trumpet shaped, white flowers that have yellow to orange stripes and purple dots for bee guides are borne over a few weeks in mid spring. The nectar and pollen rich flowers of the Southern Catalpa are excellent for honey production as well as for native bees and other pollinators. Fast growing and pyramidal when young, the Catalpa can quickly reach flowering size at 15-25' under good conditions with ample moisture and moderate fertility. Item# 3057.

Grows To: 20-40'H x 20-30'W to 60'H x 60'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The huge white fruitily fragrant flowers of the Southern Magnolia can reach up to 12" across and are set against a backdrop of deep green glossy foliage in mid to late spring. Pollinated flowers are followed by cones whose fruit ripens to bright red and are often used as additions to fall and early winter bouquets, wreaths, and other types of floral arrangements. The ripe red fruit attract songbirds and small mammals. The Southern Magnolia is a moderately fast growing tree when young and typically develops into a naturally pyramidal form when young and typically develops a rounded crown at maturity. In a full to mostly sunny position limbs will often reach to ground even on mature trees and the dense thick foliage makes a nearly impenetrable mulch beneath them. Seedling trees, which these are, are somewhat variable and flowering may not begin flowering until the trees are 10-25 years of age. Item# 12030

Grows To: 50-75'H x 30-50'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large maple-like foliage is broadly edged in bright creamy white and provide a nice backdrop to the orange veined Chinese lantern-like, 2" long flowers. Souvenir de Bonn Variegated Abutilon is a vigorous upright growing Flowering Maple that makes an easy to grow addition to tropical settings or as an indoor plant (this is a type of heirloom Abutilon that was once called a Parlor Maple).  Easily reaches 6-8' high if allowed to. Item# 11318

Grows To: 3-9'H x 1-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Souvenir de la Malmaison Rose

Rosa x 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'

Truly, if we could have just one rose this might be it! Souvenir de la Malmaison produces wonderfully fragrant large, light pink, fully double, cabbage type roses beginning in early spring and on and off until fall on well-established plants. This is a mannerly, small to medium sized shrub rose with moderate disease resistance. It may flower some its first or second year in the garden but this slow grower usually requires about 3-5 years as a minimum to become fully established where it can flower at its full potential. It is certainly worth the wait! Item# 10477

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Speedy Gonzalez Climbing Rose

Rosa 'Speedy Gonzalez, R. 'Martha Gonzalez Climbing'

A climbing sport of the popular found Rose Martha Gonzales, it produces deep red single flowers throughout the growing season. The dark green healthy foliage is accented by dark burgundy new growth. Speedy Gonzales Climbing Rose is another excellent selection and introduction by noted Texas horticulturist and author Greg Grant. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11672

Grows To: 8-12'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 17
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The large, palmate, tropical-looking, glossy medium to deep green foliage is heavily overlaid with contrasting white to creamy white variegation including the major veins which are almost solid white. A choice evergreen shrub for shaded sites. Mature plants produce large loose clusters to 18" or more across are composed of 1" to 1-1/2" diameter, ball-shaped white flowers that are produced in fall to winter attracting an amazing number of mainly smaller pollinators and are followed by 1/4" diameter green berries that ripen to black. Spider's Web Fatsia or Japanese Aralia makes an excellent choice for shaded locations and develops into a medium to large, often multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an initially slow rate of growth that increase to moderate once plants are well-established. Makes a wonderful specimen, informal hedge, or container plant for indoors or out. Provide Fatsia with an average moist, fertile, acidic soil rich in organic matter with average or better drainage. Photos courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc., www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12829

Grows To: 3-6'H x 3-6'W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Bright shade, Shade, Cool AM or filtered sunlight
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 45
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Splendens Double Pink Oleander, Mrs. Isadore Dyer Oleander

Nerium oleander 'Splendens', N. oleander 'Mrs. Isadore Dyer'

Large clusters of large fragrant soft rosy pink double flowers, often with one or more petals streaked or flecked with white, are born over a long period on this reliable old favorite. Mrs. Isadore Dyer is considered one of the first Oleanders to make its way to Galveston island, the Oleander capital city of the US. According to one of the grandchildren of Mrs. Isadore Dyer, their grandmother smuggled the original plants to Galveston Island from Cuba. This is a large, vigorous, and reliable Oleander. Item# 387.

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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Splish Splash Mottled Red Bird Cactus, Jacobs Ladder, Red Slippers Spurge, Devil's Backbone, Jacob's Ladder

Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Splish Splash', Pedilanthus tithymaloides 'Splish Splash'

The beautifully mottled, splashed, and flecked yellowish, chartreuse, and deeper green variegated succulent ovate foliage adorns the zig-zagging stems of this upright growing succulent and summer may bring a ring-like cluster of 1" long deep red, bird-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds and give the plant its common name. The Splish Splash or Mottled Red Bird Cactus is an easy to grow highly decorative form of this heirloom and Florida native plant that has an easy and forgiving disposition creating fantastic, architecturally pleasing specimens. A shrub-like native of tropical forests of southern Florida and as far south as Central America, it makes an easy porch or patio plant where it partial shade to bright shade but can also be enjoyed as an easy indoor plant.  Allow the soil to become somewhat dry between waterings although it can tolerant more moisture when in active growth and less during winter. Item# 12608

Grows To: 4-8'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 34
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The large, rounded to heart-shaped, deep green glossy foliage is deeply cut, with most splits nearing the main vein of the leaf, and individual leaves can easily reach 12-24" or more across. The Split-Leaf Philodendron, not a Philodendron but in fact Monstera deliciosa, is a popular and relatively easy medium to large house or patio plant that is actually a vigorous tropical evergreen vine that can potentially attain heights of 70' in its native habitat but is more commonly maintained as a 3-5'H container plant. It can be trained to any untreated, sturdy wooden support where its adventitious roots will firmly attach the stem to its support. Mature plants may produce male and female flowers, a spadix which is typical of Araceae, but is uncommonly produced under typical cultivation. The Monstera is easy and adaptable but will perform best where it receives bright indirect light and it can even tolerate some cool direct sunlight as well as filtered shade. Provide an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum vigor. Item# 12707

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W as a container plant, potentially reaching 30'H+ in warm tropical conditions
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Cool direct sunlight like early morning, Light shade

The large, rounded to heart-shaped, deep green glossy foliage is deeply cut, with most splits nearing the main vein of the leaf, and individual leaves can easily reach 12-24" or more across. The Split-Leaf Philodendron, not a Philodendron but in fact Monstera deliciosa, is a popular and relatively easy medium to large house or patio plant that is actually a vigorous tropical evergreen vine that can potentially attain heights of 70' in its native habitat but is more commonly maintained as a 3-5'H container plant. It can be trained to any untreated, sturdy wooden support where its adventitious roots will firmly attach the stem to its support. Mature plants may produce male and female flowers, a spadix which is typical of Araceae, but is uncommonly produced under typical cultivation. The Monstera is easy and adaptable but will perform best where it receives bright indirect light and it can even tolerate some cool direct sunlight as well as filtered shade. Provide an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum vigor. Item# 12950

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W as a container plant, potentially reaching 30'H+ in warm tropical conditions
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Cool direct sunlight like early morning, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 20
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The large, white lined, fragrant red trumpets of St. Joseph's Lily are born atop thick sturdy stems in late spring. This is one of the very best and hardiest Amaryllis for the garden and readily multiplies into a mass of bulbs. A very easy and low maintenance perennial that has long been a staple of Southern gardens. Read more from Greg Grant and SFA Gardens Outreach by clicking the 'More Info...' link below. Here is an insight to its hardiness from this paper "I had to look no further that my Shelby county kinfolks to find that the toughest garden amaryllis of all was also one of the oldest. Hippeastrum x johnsonii, the St. Joseph's lily, is reportedly the first hybrid amaryllis ever produced." - Greg Grant.Item# 11814

Grows To: 2'H x 2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large, white lined, fragrant red trumpets of St. Joseph's Lily are born atop thick sturdy stems in late spring. This is one of the very best and hardiest Amaryllis for the garden and readily multiplies into a mass of bulbs. A very easy and low maintenance perennial that has long been a staple of Southern gardens. Item# 3059.

Grows To: 2'H x 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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Clusters of 3-4" long, tubular, waxy buds open to display the long-lasting starry white wonderfully fragrant flowers that are held against a foil of shiny ovate foliage and may be produced throughout the growing season. Stephanotis or Madagascar Jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda, is an evergreen tropical twining vine that makes an easy container plant and is readily trained to small to medium sized trellises although it can climb to 12-15' high where it has a support. This is an old favorite and as Liberty Hyde Bailey states in the Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture "is one of the best greenhouse climbers" and "There are few plants that have all the good qualities of S. floribunda. It is a splendid grower, has good foliage, is very free flowering, and the flowers last well on the plant or when cut for decorative work." Provide a quality well-drained fertile soil in light shade to full sun. Stephanotis is an RHS Award of Garden Merit plant. Item# 665

Grows To: Vining to 12-20'H though it can be maintained on a 3'H support
Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Strawberry Fig, Verdone Fig, Green Ischia Fig

Ficus carica 'Strawberry', F. carica 'Verte'

The Strawberry Fig produces large crops of medium to large dark green rounded to flattened fruit that may be blushed with purple and has a medium, open eye. The flesh is white with a dark purple pulp of excellent flavor and the fruit can be eaten fresh, dried, or preserved. Excellent quality and a good choice for drier Southern and Southwestern climates as well as cool climates as the fruit is only somewhat resistant to spoiling. Item #1008. 

Grows To: 8'H x 8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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String of Hearts, Rosary Vine, Sweetheart Vine

Ceropegia collaricorona subsp. collaricorona, C. linearis subsp woodii, C. woodii

Slender twining stems with heart-shaped leaves often having gray-green or purple markings on top of the leaves and reddish-purple undersides. Mature vines of the String of Hearts, typically 12" or longer, may produce exotic parachute-like dark purplish pink flowers with an unusual dark purplish brown parachute on top. A very easy to grow, low care, indoor plant. Item# 661

 
 
Grows To: 1-4''H and spreading or trailing to 36" or more
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Bright shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 29
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String of Pearls

Senecio rowleyanus, Kleinia rowleyanus

An unusual and popular trailing succulent, the String of Pearls produces strings of perfectly round, pearl-sized, green to grayish green leaves that can reach 18-36" in length. This easy to grow succulent makes a beautiful small hanging basket or allow it to trail and spill from containers where it is sure to be a conversation piece. Not only is the foliage of this plant unique in form, each round leaf has a small slightly darker green narrow slit-like "epidermal window" that allows more light to enter the internal part of the leaf to help make up for the leave's overall reduced surface area, due to being round instead of flat, for photosynthesis. Provide a well-drained, cactus-like soil and allow the soil to become slightly dry between waterings. Prefers high light conditions but no direct sunlight. We ship nice full plants that are already beginning to trail. Item# 1125

Grows To: Trailing to 2-3'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 41
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An Almost Eden Exclusive introduction! 'Sunset Scentsation' Night Blooming Jasmine has proven to be a vigorous repeat blooming selection, producing waves of the famously fragrant blooms about every 6 weeks during the growing season. The tubular white to greenish-white blooms begin to release their wonderful perfume at sunset and continues through early morning. This is a vigorous growing tropical shrub in warmer regions, or grow as a perennial in zone 8B. Item # 528.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 18
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Sweet Fantasy Hydrangea boasts unusual bi-colored flowers composed of pink petals that are striped with deep rosy red in alkaline soils or with blue and deep blue in acid soils. It is exceptionally rare to see a Hydrangea with such beautifully variegated flowers! Sweet Fantasy Hydrangea has a naturally rounded habit and will prefer a moist, well-drained soil with shade during the hottest part of the day. Item# 11416

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 37
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The light coral pink flowers of this Turkscap are blushed a darker near red on the outside edges of the curling petals creating a sweet two toned bi-color effect. Sweet Lips Turk's Cap is another twist on this great plant developed by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Big Momma and Pam Puryear's Pink Turk's Caps. Like the rest of the Turk's Caps this one is sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A durable and reliable perennial that flowers from late spring to fall in full sun to partial shade. Item# 11034

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Selfheal, Heal-All, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris

An easy groundcovering perennial, Selfheal produces dense spikes of contrasting coppery tinged green bracts from which row after row of white tubular flowers with a purple 'hood' emerge. It begins flowering in early to mid spring lasting for several weeks providing nectar to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This member of the mint family is easy to establish and requires little care once established in the garden. Use Selfheal as a groundcover, on roadsides, as a component of the meadow, prairie and other naturalistic settings. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Mainly a winter and spring growing perennial that moves into dormancy after seeds set in summer. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H at flowering x 18-24"W, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

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