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Here they are! Rare plants, specimen plants and other exceptional auction items! The list is not complete, more items and descriptions will be added as they are available. Please note the date at the top of the list and check back soon – the list is growing!

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Updated on September 27, 2017

Pseudobombax ellipticum (pink flower) – 10 galAn amazing and rarely seen pink flowered form.
Agave salmiana var. ferox – 2 galAn extra wide leafed form.
Dracaena cinnabari – 3 galExtremely rare dragon tree from island of Socotra off the Horn of Africa.
Aloe forbesii – 1 galA diminutive Aloe species originally collected by John Lavranos on the island of Socotra in 1963.
Agave titanota – 2 galA beautiful blue-gray Agave from the type locality of this species.
Echeveria compressicaulisRosettes of reddish-green to dark purple leaves. Native to Venezuela.
Draceana draco The iconic dragon tree of Lotusland.
Plumeria CultivarA large rooted cutting from a plant that originally belonged to Bill Paylen, designer of the fern garden at Lotusland and highly respected plantsman.
Book-Aloes and Agaves in CultivationBy Jeff Moore
Book-Under the Spell of SucculentsBy Jeff Moore
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crestCrested form of this cactus native to Mexico.
Encephalartos munchii – 1 galA critically endangered and highly desireable cycad.
Euphorbia kibwezensis crest A fantastic crested specimen of this eastern African Euphorbia.
Tillandsia latifolia fa. divaricata 4′ longAir plant with an orange inflorescence.
Tillandsia tectorum with metal stand 10″ wideWhite fuzzy leaves with violet blooms.
Cryptanthus colnagoi (Red Form) – 4″This small bromeliad from Brazil has small white flowers and two toned, tightly serrated leaves.
Erythrina herbaceaA native to the southeastern United States and northern Mexico. Its waxy red tubular flowers are very popular with hummingbirds.
Brighamia insignis – 1 galKnown as Cabbage-On-a-Stick. Endemic to Hawaii. Yellow flowers are fragrant with notes of honeysuckle and citrus.
Brighamia insignis – 1 galKnown as Cabbage-On-a-Stick. Endemic to Hawaii. Yellow flowers are fragrant with notes of honeysuckle and citrus.
Encephalartos aemulans – 3 galCritically endangered cycad endemic to the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Leaves are dark green and straight.
Dioon califanoi – 3′ OAHEndangered species endemic to Oaxaca and Puebla in Mexico. Stiff, grey-green arching leaves.
Stangeria eriopus – 20 galSole species in the genus Stangeria and was originally described as a fern until it produced a cone. Endemic to the east coast of South Africa and southern Mozambique. It is most closely related to the Australian genus Bowenia. This vulnerable species is under threat from harvesting for medicinal purposes and habitat loss.
Encephalartos transvenosus X woodii
Encephalartos transvenosus X horridus
Draceana draco – 20 galSucculent dragon tree native to the Canary Islands, Maderia and western Morocca. Can reach 25 feet or more.
Strelitzia juncea – 20 galNot your typical bird-of-paradise, this species has leaves that do not expand, but remain narrow like its namesake rush, Juncus.
Dioon spinulosum – 5 galOne of the tallest cycads in the world and can grow up to 40′ tall.
Lepidozamia peroffskyana – 15 galEndemic Australian cycad with graceful leaves.
Chamaedorea plumosa – 15 galThis slender trunked solitary species grows to 10-12 feet. It has finely pinnate and densely plumose green leaves with very narrow leaflets clustered in groups around the rachis.
Pachypodium lamerei – 5 galSucculent with thick, spiny gray trunk enlarged at the base with few, if any, branches topped by a cluster of green leaves.
Dasylirion wheeleri  – 10 galDrought tolerant and long-lived plant with long, gray straped-shaped serrated leaves on a stout trunk that can rise 4-6 feet. Very spiny, so plant away from pathways.
Clivia miniata var. citrina – 5 galRare Clivia with lemon-colored flowers.
Rhopalostylis baueri – 15″ potPalm endemic to the Kermandec Islands in New Zealand and Norfolk Island, Australia.
Beaucarnea recurvata – 10 galOften grown as a houseplant; can reach 30′ tall when grown outdoors. Native to Mexico.
Acacia caven – 2 galThis medium sized shrub/tree is from South America and is known as Espinillo.
Aechmea benrathii ‘Kiwi’ – 1 galGroup of three. Diminutive form of the species bromeliad with compact rosettes of firm recurved leaves.
Aeonium lindleyi – 1 galReported to be the antidote to irritating Euphorbia sap.
Agave attenuata (variegated) – 3 galOne of the most beautiful variegated agaves, and no spines! Each new leaf that emerges will be unique in its markings and the plant will mature into a starburst in your garden. This is a hard to obtain specimen due to it being slow to offset and not wanting to cooperate in tissue culture. Can grow 3-4′. Cold hardy to mid 30s.
Agave ocahui – 1 galGroup of three. Dark green leaves with smooth margins in a tight rosette.
Aloe distansSprawling and crawling Aloe with yellow teeth on the margin.
Aloe flexilifolia – 3 galA critically endangered species from a single location in Tanzania. Sprawling and much-branched form.
Aloe haggeherensis – 1 galRelatively new and exciting discovery from the island of Socotra.
Aloe mubendiensis – 3 galA choice Aloe from Uganda.
Aloe rupestrisBottlebrush Aloe. Typically with a single trunk 10-15′ tall and a summer grower. Dramatic branched inflorescence densely packed with yellow buds that open with a dazzling show of bright orange stamens. Hummingbirds birds and bees will love it. Propagation of plant originally from Cynthia Giddy.
Aloe scorpioidesGroup of three. A seldom seen Aloe from Angola originally collected by John Lavranos and donated to Lotusland by Charles Glass and Bob Foster. Growing with a branching, shrubby form mature plants can produce many flower spikes blooming in unison.
Aloe ‘Tingtinkie’ – 2 gal & 1 gal (x2)Group of three. Said to be a hybrid of Aloe bakeri and an unknown pollen parent, possibly A. cryptopoda. Forms a mounding colony and displays a large bicolored inflorescence with reddish buds opening creamy yellow.
Aloe vanbalenii – 5 gal A clumping Aloe with individual rosettes growing 1-2′ tall and 2-3′ wide. This plant will be a conversation piece in any garden when maintained as a single rosette in a tall pot grown in full sun. The gracefully arching, deeply channeled leaves will turn a brilliant orange/red in winter.
Aloe X citrina  – 1 galGroup of three. Crossed with either A. capitata v. gneissicola or A. capitata v. quartziticola
Anthurium podophyllum– 2 galUnusual lacy/divided leaves supported by long petioles. Native to Veracruz and Oaxaca in tropical Mexico.
Anthurium sp.Offspring of and old plant belonging to Loran Whitelock. Large arrow shaped leaves.
Begonia ‘Boomer’ – 2 galThick-stemmed begonia with white flowers.
Begonia ‘Madame Queen’Plate size leaves with frilly edges.
Begonia ‘Marmaduke’ – 1 galBeautiful yellow-green leaves with purple markings.
Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’ – 1 galHybrid of ‘Domingos Martins’ and ‘Ed McWilliams’. Up to 16″ upright rosette in a rich purple color with white spots.
Bowiea volubilis – 1 galCommonly called climbing onion, this species is actually in the hyacinth family. Bulbs are all or partially exposed on the soil surface and twining vines emerge from the apex.
Brahea nitida – 3 galThe only Brahea without armour on the petiole. Leaves are shiny green with a white bloom on the underside. Seedling of an old Lotusland plant.
Bromelia balansaeLarge terrestrial bromeliad known as the “heart of flame.”
Bromelia pinguinNative to northern South America. Will produce a colony of rosettes. Fruit is harvested in its native range for food and grown as a hedge plant.
Bromeliad groupIncludes Aechmea blanchetiana ‘Wally Berg’, Hohenbergiopsis guatemalensis, Alcantarea imperialis ‘Merlot’, Aechmea ornata var. nationalis, Aechmea ‘Burgundy’, and Wittrockia sp.
Chrysodracon hawaiiensis – 2 galEndangered plant endemic to lowland dry forests and lava fields in Hawaii. Small tree, reaches 15-30′. Showy yellow flowers hang beneath the leaves and produce red fruit.
Dyckia hybrids – 4″Group of three. Second generation seedlings of Dyckia ‘Bill Paylen’ created by Bill Baker to honor the designer of the fern garden at Lotusland.
Encephalartos heenanii – 1 galCritically endangered cycad that occured only in NE Swaziland and in adjacent areas in South Africa. In 2010 only 29 plants were found in the wild.
Encephalartos horridus – 5 galSmall, low-growing cycad with recurved leaves with intertwined spiny, blue leaflets. Listed as Endangered by ICUN and endemic to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Encephalartos horridus – 1 galSeedling pot of five.
Encephalartos horridus X woodii – 1 galLotusland hybrid that promises to be an interesting landscape plant.
Encephalartos latifrons X woodii – 1 galA one of a kind hybrid of two of the most desireable cycads – created at Lotusland. Greenhouse grown.
Encephalartos lehmannii – 5 galNative to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Leaves are slightly recurved at the tip and leaflets are blue-gray when young; maturing to a darker green.
Encephalartos lehmannii – 1 galSeedling pot of five.
Encephalartos paucidentatus – 2 galDense foliage on this cycad make it a stunning specimen.
Eulophia petersii – 1 galA terrestrial orchid native to the arid regions of Africa. A very drought tolerant orchid with pseudobulbs and rigid upright leaves. The plant will produce 6′ tall branching flower spikes. One inch flowers have tea brown ears, a green throat, and green/white lip. Faint, pleasant fragrance.
Euphorbia ammakKnown as the African candelabra euphorbia which accurately describes its growth as a central trunk with multiple branches.
Euphorbia ammak ‘Variegata’Group of three of this stunning plant.
Euphorbia coerulescens – 3 galColumnar species with 4 to 6 angled stem and large prickles on the margins.
Euphorbia horrida – 10 galSpiny clumping species from South Africa that looks remarkably like a cactus. Columnar stems with undulating ribs grow to 2′ or more with age. Younger stems display contrasting gray/green stripes.
Euphorbia horrida group – 1-2 galEuphorbia horrida var. striata (1 gal), E. horrida (2 gal), and E. polygona ‘Snowflake’ (2 gal): Spiny clumping species from South Africa that looks remarkably like a cactus. Columnar stems with undulating ribs grow to 2′ or more with age. Younger stems display contrasting gray/green stripes.
Ficus vasta – 8″Fig species found on the island of Socotra.
Fockea edulisSculptural caudiciform succulent plant with contorted caudex. Vigorous grower with vining stems through the summer months and winter dormant.
Furcraea bedinghausii (syn. F. roezlii) – 5 galLarge succulent plant reaching 8-12 ft tall. 3-4 foot long bluish-green leaves.
Gasteria rawlinsoniiNarrow succulent leaves are arranged in ranks. The species is restricted to a small area of steep cliffs in South Africa. This species grows with ranks of foliage that will slowly develop an impressive presence with multiple stems snaking their way over a pots edge. Densely packed, pendant flowers are orangey-red.
Giant Dish GardenA microcosm of Lotusland.
Hechtia carlsoniae – 1 galUncommon dry-growing bromeliad. Propagation of plant originally from Dutch Vandervort.
Hechtia lanata – 1 galGroup of three of this amazing terrestrial bromeliad from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Hechtia rosea – 1 galFantastic terrestrial bromeliad from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Hechtia texensis – 1 galBromeliad with small, red rosettes, forming clusters. Native to the Chihuahuan Desert.
Hesperocyparis macrocarpa – 1 galA seedling of the 130 year old Monterey cypress that, until recently, towered over the main lawn at Lotusland.
Jatropha podagrica (yellow flower form) – 8″Displays a thick, swollen trunk at the base with leaves clustered at the top. This specimen has yellow flowers instead of the usual red.
Jubaeopsis caffra – 5 galUnusual palm in the coconut group from South Africa. Lotusland seedling.
Kniphofia northiae – 5 galOne of the few Kniphofia known to form a trunk, up to 1 foot tall. Flowers are pinkish-red in bud and open to a pale yellow. Native to eastern South Africa.
Neoregelia groupNeoregelia ‘Harpo’, ‘Pink Polka Dot’, and  ‘Fireball’
Opuntia galapageia – 2 galEndemic to the Galápagos Islands.
Opuntia galapageia var. profusa – 2 galThis variety is more shrubby than the straight species.
Parodia magnificaA propagation of what is reputed to be the first specimen of this species in the U.S. after its discovery by Ritter. The original plant which belonged to Charlie Glass was donated by Diane Dunhill and resides in the Dunlap garden.
Peperomia kimnachii – 4″“Radiator Plant” this semi-epiphytic member of the Piper family will grow in a pot easily with minimal care. ISI plant named for Myron Kimnach propagated from Lotusland stock.
Peperomia sp. – 4″A species from Ecuador. Rounder leaves than P. kimnachii.
Plectranthus ernestii – 6″Small, bonsai-form shrub only growing to 18″ tall. Stems are grey and swollen with aromatic leaves.
Puya chilensis – 1 galSimilar to Puya berteroniana, but flowers are lemon yellow. Lotusland seedling.
Rhipsalis – Hanging BasketR. paradoxa/assortment
Sansevieria aff. cylindrica – 2 galOriginally collected at the top of Eil Pass, Somalia. UCSB ex HBG (HBG 31201).
Sansevieria patensArching, cylindrical leaves that remain in their juvenille form through maturity.
Strelitzia juncea – 5 galNot your typical bird-of-paradise, this species has leaves that do not expand, but remain narrow like its namesake rush, Juncus.
Trithrinax campestris – 5 galSouth American palm native to Uruguay and Argentina. Palmate leaves with a rigid, spiny petiole.
Urginea delagoensis – 1 galSucculent, above-ground bulb. Native to Madagascar.
X Calibanus hookeri  – 7′ OAHUnique to Lotusland. Presumed intergeneric hybrid between Calibanus hookeri and Beaucarnea recurvata discovered by Charlie Glass.
X Calibanus hookeri – 5 galF2 hybrid of old Lotusland plants that were seedlings of the spontaneous cross between Calibanus hookeri and Beaucarnea recurvata that was discovered at Lotusland.
Cymbidium lowianum var. concolorThe “alba form” of this rare Cymbidium that comes from the periphery of it’s native distribution in Myanmar, Thailand, and China. Lacks the red lip of the straight species. Propagated from Lotusland’s plant in the blue whaling pot.
Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutusA large growing South African bulb with white flowers and fuzzy undersides to the leaves.
Ipomoea platensisLarge twisted caudex with 12′ vines and violet-pink flowers. Native to arid regions of Argentina.
Tetradenia cordata – 8″Endemic to Madagascar. Felted leaves.
Uncarina turicana – 8″Endemic to Madagascar.
Delonix decaryiA vulnerable deciduous tree native to southern Madagascar. White flowers with red stamens open at night and is thought to be pollinated by moths. The upper petal is tubular and produces nectar.
Moringa peregrinaA species found in the mountains of Jordan’s southern rift valley. A deciduous shrub or tree that produces an ovoid crown. Seeds are edible and are used to produce an oil, flour, and a coagulant to purify water.
Spathodea campanulataNative to tropical Africa and a member of the bignonia or trumpet vine plant family (Bignoniaceae). Will reach 25-35′ tall in Southern California and may lose its leaves in the winter. New leaves emerge bronze and scalloped bright red-orange flowers appear during warmer weather.
Xanthorrhoea quadrangulataAustralian Grass Tree. Slow-growing upright plant with branches reaching 6′ tall. Produces a a 6-12′ flower stalk.
Trichodiadema bulbosumSucculent plant native to South Africa. The genus name means “threaded crown” and refers to the radial leaf tip hairs. Flowers are violet to purple-red with a yellow center.
Aloe GroupThree arborescent Aloe species: A. africana, A. rupestris, and A. salm-dyckiana
Amorphophallus ankaranaMadagascar. Warm all year, dry winter dormancy. Will flower in 8” pot.
Anthurium arisaemoidesEcuador. Cool, shaded, moist. Slow growing small species.
Begonia curtiiBrazil. Bright light, keep on dry side. Related to B. venosa. New to cultivation.
Begonia malabaricaIndia (collected by Rekha Morris). Bright light, less water in winter. Cane type.
Costus osaeCosta Rica. Shaded, moist, warm all year. Leaves very soft-fuzzy! Flowers bright red.
Fuchsia tillettianaVenezuela. Needs room to romp, moderate light. Unusual pink flowers with long, slender tubes.
Hibiscus boryanusReunion. 6ft shrub for outdoor gardens, shade or sun.
Lymania azureaRare epiphytic bromeliad with blue flowers and colorful fruits native to Brazil. Prefers shade to moderate light, warm temperatures, and regular moisture.
Pandanus pygmaeusMadagascar. Small shrubby species, good houseplant for bright light. Regular water.
Peperomia maypurensisVenezuela (Amazonia). Slow growing succulent for indoors, allow to dry between watering.
14″ Decorative Pot
Mytillocactus geometrizans ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’An interesting monstrose form of this Mexican cactus.
Begonia ‘Mr. Hunt’One of the most beautiful of the upright, jointed types of begonias. Named after local Begonia afficionado and treasurer of the Rudolf Ziesenhenne Branch of the American Begonia Society, Gary Hunt.
Begonia ‘Rudy’This thick stemmed Begonia has silver-green mottled leaves and double pink flowers in the winter. Created by local begonia expert, Rudy Ziesenhenne this plant was named for him by a customer, before he could name it himself.
Cussonia spicata – 4′ OAHUnusual evergreen tree growing up to 30′. Native to southern Africa.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Beauty’ (crested form)Crested form of this species.
Euphorbia flanaganii – 15″ acrossDouble headed “medusa head” Euphorbia with snake-like stems.
Didierea trollii – 6′ acrossCactus-like succulent shrub from Madagascar.
Ficus petiolaris – 1′ OAHSmall tree, may grow up to 30′ tall and develop a woody caudex even at a young age. Leaves display pink veins.
Ficus religiosa – 2′ OAHNative to India and Southeastern Asia. Considered a sacred species to followers of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
Puya yakespalaLarge bromeliad that grows about three feet wide, produces many offsets. The spectactular flower spike can grow up to eight feet tall with pinkish gray flowers. Uncommon.
Puya dyckioidesUncommon plant from Argentina.
Puya mirabilisWill flower one year after planting. Lime-green flowers are bell shaped with flaring ends. Will reach 20″ across.
Puya venustaSilver-white rosettes reach 5′ in diameter. Blue-purple flowers.
Puya harmsiiFrom the Andes in NW Argentina. Grey-white foliage. Produces blue-black flowers from purple-pink buds.
Puya berteronianaVery large and spiny bromeliad that eventually produces tall flower stalks covered in metallic blue flowers.
Puya alpestrisUncommon and uncommonly beautiful when it decides to flower.
Puya assurgensAn uncommon Puya from Jujuy, Argentina. Inflorescence has pink bracts and sepals with blue petals.
Agave mapisaga var. lisa – 15 galReputed to be the largest Agave on the planet
6 Chrysopogon zizanioides – 1 galRare here but very valuable for erosion control, highly ornamental, and well adapted.
Agave ovatifolia ‘Orca’ – 24″ boxA new, exciting variegated form of Whale’s Tongue Agave.
Aloe cheranganiensis and Book: Aloes of Uganda andBook signed by the author; includes a small plant of Aloe cheranganiensis, the plant featured on the book cover.
Encephalartos manikensis and Decorative PotCycad native to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Didierea madagascariensisEndemic to southwestern Madagascar.
Dracaena serrulata – 7 galPropagated via tissue culture from Huntington BG seed collected by John Lavranos in July 1967 at Audhali Plateau, North or Lawdar, Yemen. Classified as endangered by the IUCN.
Trichodesma scottii – 5 galUpright evergreen shrub with umbels of white pendulous flowers. From seed collected from plants grown in cultivation in the United States that were from seed collected in 1999 at Jebel Haghir Soqotra (Socotra) Yemen.
Euryops arabicus – 1 galPrefers full sun and little to no irrigation. From seed collected by Dylan Hannon of Huntington BG from the island of Socotra.
Diospyros whyteana – 5 galPropagated from Lotusland cuttings. Original plant from seed grown by John Bleck at UCSB. An excellent candidate for hedging but can grow 9-16′ tall.
Abromeitiella brevifolia (syn. Deuterocohnia brevifolia) – 6″ potAlso known as Abromeitiella chlorantha. One inch rosettes forming compact cushions resembling a spiny moss. It seems to be more prone to sunburn so should be grown in some shade.
Agave attenuata ‘Coachwhip’ – 10″ potHybrid by John Trager of the straight species and A. attenuata ‘Boutin Blue’, a glaucous form with a straight inflorescence collected in Mexico. ‘Coachwhip’ displays a glaucous rosette with beautiful broad bracts at the base of the inflorescence. The inflorescence seems unable to decide which way to grow, tending to arch but also whipping (in slow motion) from side to side to form a kinked flower stalk.
Agave horrida subsp. horrida – 7 galA medium sized agave with rosettes to 2’ diameter of smooth, dark-green leaves with impressively-spined corky margins. Native to central Mexico.
Aloe capitata – 6″ potFrom open-pollinated seed. The parent plant was collected as var. gneissicola in Madagascar. Flowers open from the top downward, the reverse of the usual.
Aloe zebrina ‘Chapple’s Yellow’ – 6″ potA rare yellow flowered form of this usually dull pink flowered species. It was originally collected by Roy Chapple, a medical officer for Rhodesia Railways, in the 1970s. A piece was collected from a colony growing at Hildavale, Botswana.
Euphorbia zoutpansbergensis – 8″ potA seedling that volunteered in the collection of Sarmis Leuters. Native to the Zoutpansberg mountains, N. Province, South Africa. It can grow to be a tree to 5 m tall with a trunk supporting a bowl-shaped crown of branches.
Euphorbia stenoclada subsp. ambatofinandranae – 10″ potThis rare limestone endemic is restricted to the area around Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar. It differs from subsp. stenoclada in its smaller habit (to 3 m) and yellow pubescence on the new growth of its greener branches.
Jatropha cinerea – 10 galA member of this euphorbiaceous genus and native to Arizona, Baja CA, and the mainland state of Sonora. It is a monoecious shrub or small tree to 7 m but this specimen has started bonsai training. It will soon grow to a large shrub if allowed to grow freely in the ground.
Baja Dish GardenIncludes two pieces of Stenocereus eruca, the “creeping devil cactus,” named for its spiny, prostrate habit; and one of Cylindropuntia californica var. rosarica (cutting from a plant collected in Baja CA at El Cardonal by Gary Hunt in 1965).
Tylecodon paniculatus – 8″ potA thick trunked, winter growing shrub or small tree. Branches are clothed in parchment-like bark that peels to maintain access to light for photosynthetic tissue beneath. Collected in Calvinia one of the coldest regions in South Africa so this species is amply frost hardy.
Orthophytum ‘Copper Penny’ – 1 galBromeliad with shiny copper foliage and green undertones.
Begonia ‘Bill Byron’ – 12″ potHybrid of B. egregia X B. paulensis created by Brad Thompson.
Begonia luxurians – 5 galDiscovered in the Organ Mountains north of Rio de Janeiro in 1848. Beautiful upright plant with palmate leaves and slightly fragrant flowers.
Begonia ‘Paul Hernandez’ – 5 galHybrid of B. luxurians X B. ghertii by Patrick Worley in 1981.
Encephalartos horridus Dwarf form – 9 leaf seedling
Encephalartos lehmannii Exceptional blue color – 7 leaf seedling
Bowiea volubilis – 2 large dish potsTwo large dish pots. Commonly called climbing onion, this species is actually in the hyacinth family. Bulbs are all or partially exposed on the soil surface and twining vines emerge from the apex.
Sobralia rogersiana ‘Bolin’Species from Guatemala. Great for outdoor growng.
Buckinghamia celsissimaOne of two species in this genera and endemic to the rainforests of Northern Queensland, Australia. New growth is bronze in color and large racemes of fragrant flowers emerge white to cream at the ends of branches.
Begonia hybrid SILHOUETTETM ‘Flash’Even-rounded habit with continually blooming red-orange double flowers.
Begonia hybrid SILHOUETTETM ‘Lemon Rose’Dark foliage contrasts with non-stop yellow and pink blooms.
Colocasia esculenta ROYAL HAWAIIAN® ‘Aloha’ – 2 galFrom the University of Hawaii breeding program. Light green veins stand out against the dark purple foliage.
Colocasia esculenta ROYAL HAWAIIAN® Group – 1 galThree cultivars from the University of Hawaii breeding program: ‘Blue Hawaii’, ‘Diamond Head’, and ‘Hawaiian Punch’
Dahlia Mystic Illusion = ‘Knockout’Dark mahogany foliage and vivid yellow flowers with orange centers. Does not require staking. Out of Dr. Keith Hammett’s New Zealand breeding program.
Gaillardia REALFLOR® Group – 2 galFour cultivars with compact mounding habits that bloom over a long period. Includes ‘Sunset Celebration’ and COMPACT ‘Sunset Flash’, COMPACT ‘Sunset Cutie’ and COMPACT ‘Sunset Snappy’
Leucadendron hybrid ROYAL HAWAIIAN® ‘Hawaii Magic’Group of three. Bred at the University of Hawaii for its compact habit. Foliage changes throughout the season with red stems and plum leaves when grown in full sun. Reaches 4-5 feet tall and wide.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Miss’From German breeder Klaus Menzel. Compact clumping habit with arching foliage that develops red and purple coloration in the fall with green undertones. Will reach 2-3′ at maturity.
Salvia ‘Amistad’Group of two. Salvia with a cult-like following due to its unique flower color. Very popular with hummingbirds and bees.
Salvia X guaranitica BODACIOUSTM ‘Rhythm & Blues’Group of two. New cultivar from specialty breeder Kermit Carter. Dark blue flowers are surrounded by a black calyx. Long blooming season and popular with hummingbirds and bees.
Sanguisorba officinalis HILLIERTM ‘Burgundy Buttons’Clump-forming plant with sprays of burgundy cone-like flower heads. From Hillier Nurseries in the UK.
Podachaenium eminensKnown as “Tree Daisy” this is thought to be one of the largest daisy plants in the world. Grows 15-20′ tall and wide. In spring and summer large clusters of white flowers with yellow centers open with a light fragrance. From Central America.
Eucalyptus crenulataRare eucalyptus species found only in the Acheron River Valley in Victoria, Australia. Relatively shade tolerant.
Piper elongatumAromatic plant native to forests of Peru and Bolivia. Upright shrub to 10′ tall and leaves are silvery beneath.
Euphorbia lupulinaSyn. Euphorbia comosa. Hop-like pendulous flowers. Native to South America.
Banksia integrifoliaShrub or small tree with pale yellow upright flowers. Native to the coast of eastern Australia.
Hylocereus undatus (Pitahaya)This variety is reputed to produce the most delicious dragonfruit.
Aloe tongaensisNative to tropical coastal forests between Mozambique and South Africa. Tree aloe that will reach up to 9 feet tall.
Aloe mzimbanaFrom Malawi. Produces scarlet flowers
Fockea edulisAn immense caudex on this palnt in a decorative pot. Grown from seed started in 2000.
Mestoklema tuberosumA show stopping speciment in a decorative pot. Grown from seed started in 1998. Also known as Mestoklema arboriforme.
Aloe barberaeLargest Aloe native to Africa. Forms a rounded crown and will grow up to 30 feet tall.
Cycas taitungensis Endangered cycad native to Tawain. Similar to C. revoluta but has broader and flatter leaflets.
Oil Painting – 24″ x 30″Painting of the Water Garden by local artist Chris Potter.
E. munchii X chimanimaniensis X chimanimaniensis E. munchii X chimanimaniensis back-crossed with E. chimanimaniensis.
Aloe ramosissimaSlow growing Aloe that will eventually reach 5-6′. Yellow flowers.
Adenium obesumSucculent native to native to semi- arid, sub-Saharan regions of eastern and southwestern Africa plus the Arabian peninsula. Flowers are pink with yellow centers.
Dioon rzedowskiiEndemic to the valley of the Rio Santa Domingo in Oaxaca, Mexico, where it grows in crevices of limestone cliffs.
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crestCrested form of this cactus native to Mexico.



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