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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Ficus religiosa - Bo Tree

    Ficus religiosa - Bo Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. The Bo Tree is a fig native to India. It is best known for its sacred place in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is said that under this species of tree the first Buddha attained enlightenment. Can grow to 90ft,...

     
  • Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia

    Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. The common gardenia is a well-known tropical, loved both for its ornamental look and its heavenly scented white flowers. The glossy-leaved shrub may grow to 4-6ft. The fluffy white flowers are borne during...

     
  • Gardenia resiniflua - Gummy Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild gardenia native to southern Africa. Similar to G. thunbergia, but with smaller fruits. Flowers are large, white, and sweetly fragrant. Shrubby growth to several feet. Unknown frost hardiness, but...

     
  • Gardenia thunbergia - White Gardenia

    Gardenia thunbergia - White Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Medium sized bush producing beautiful and intensely fragrant white flowers. The flowers are followed by large, rounded fruits. Flowers grow to a few inches across and the bush flowers for several months...

     
  • Gardenia volkensii - Transvaal Gardenia

    Gardenia volkensii - Transvaal Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are of the subspecies spathulifolia. A shrubby, evergreen gardenia with large, beautifully fragrant white flowers. Similar to G. thunbergia. The flowers change to orange as they die back. Distinct...

     
  • Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao

    Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A very fast-growing leguminous tree and one of the most important multi-purpose trees in the tropical world. The trees are commonly used for shading (particularly of cacao, hence the common name), live...

     
  • Globba schomburgkii - Dancing Girl Ginger

    Globba schomburgkii - Dancing Girl Ginger
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful ornamental from tropical India and China, with large, attractive leaves and colorful yellow inflorescences. It is a dwarf plant, only growing to a few feet high, making it great for container...

     
  • Guaiacum officinale - Lignum Vitae

    Guaiacum officinale - Lignum Vitae
    $2.25

    6 seeds per pack. Beautiful evergreen tropical known for its extremely dense and heavy hardwood, used in woodworking. The tree is ornamental as well, with pretty purple flowers in season. Native to the Caribbean, its numbers...

     
  • Heliconia latispatha - Orange Gyro Heliconia

    Heliconia latispatha - Orange Gyro Heliconia
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lovely orange colored heliconia, with spiraling inflorescences. Bold orange is contrasted with yellow true flowers. Spreading habit, grows to 8-10 feet. Hardy to subtropical zones. #3315

     
  • Indigofera tinctoria - True Indigo

    Indigofera tinctoria - True Indigo
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Small bushy tree to 15ft with exotic pink-purple flower tufts. This plant is the original source of indigo dye and has been cultivated for centuries. Will stand brief frosts, makes for a good shade plant...

     
  • Iochroma fuschioides - Red Iochroma

    Iochroma fuschioides - Red Iochroma
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A quite rare and sought after ornamental also having medicinal uses. Red Iochroma is a bushy plant to 4-10ft best-known for its fuschia colored, tubular flowers which adorn the tree in large clumps all...

     
  • Jacaranda caucana - Blue Flamboyant Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A tropical Jacaranda, similar in a number of ways to the much better known J. mimosifolia. Most notable for its spectacular blue-purple blooms, which can cover the tree for a couple of months. The blooms...

     
  • Jacaranda copaia - Huamansamana

    Jacaranda copaia - Huamansamana
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A much lesser-known Jacaranda native throughout Central and parts of South America. Fast-growing, reaching 40-60 feet. Adaptable to both hot and dry tropical climates. Hardy to around 26-28F. Features the...

     
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda

    Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda
    $2.25

    25 seeds per pack. Stunning subtropical/tropical tree grown for its gorgeous blue-purple flower blooms that cover the tree in season. Hardy to about 20-22F. One of the most famous and popular of the subtropical flowering...

     
  • Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree

    Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Strange ornamental subtropical/tropical tree, producing large 12-18" sausage fruits that dangle from the tree. Fruits are preceded by beautiful red flowers. #212 View plant database page...

     
  • Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle

    Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed varieties. The crepe myrtle is a beautiful, commonly planted ornamental blooming large panicles of small flowers during summer and fall. Bark is also very pretty, reddish in color and...

     
  • Magnolia soulangiana - Saucer Magnolia

    Magnolia soulangiana - Saucer Magnolia
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. The majestic magnolia, known for its large flowers that measure several inches across. The fragrant flowers bloom during spring, with elegant white and pink petals. This medium sized tree is popular as a...

     
  • Magnolia x alba - White Champaca

    Magnolia x alba - White Champaca
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful subtropical ornamental, grown around the world for its intensely fragrant, white blooms. Essential oil can be extracted from the blooms and is used in perfumery. Small to medium sized tree up to...

     
  • Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion

    Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the beautiful pincushion cacti with an interesting dividing habit that has the plant resembling large, owl's eyes. Also features small, pink-purple flowers as well as as gray-white appearance. Hardy...

     
  • Melaleuca laterita - Robin Redbreast Bush

    Melaleuca laterita - Robin Redbreast Bush
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Australian native with bright red-orange powderpuff flowers that bloom for several months of the year. This small tree is hardy into the 20's, and typically grows to 10-15 ft. The almost neon red colored...

     
  • Melaleuca linariifolia - Snow In Summer

    Melaleuca linariifolia - Snow In Summer
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Very closely related to the well-known Tea Tree, a medium sized arid climate tree producing beautiful snow-white flower blooms across the tree throughout summer. This species is also a source for Tea Tree...

     
  • Michelia champaca - Michelia, Perfume Tree

    Michelia champaca - Michelia, Perfume Tree
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Beautifully fragrant subtropical Magnolia relative native to China. Bears stunning, orange-gold, multi-petaled flowers with a deep, perfumy scent used in the cosmetics industry. Hardy to about 28F. #881...

     
  • Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant

    Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Tiny, annual/perennial with fern-like leaves, known for the unique characteristic that when touched, the leaves quickly fold up, only to fan out again minutes to hours later. Plant is tropical and will not...

     
  • Nelumbo lutea - American Lotus

    Nelumbo lutea - American Lotus
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. A temperate to subtropical lotus that is native to the American southeast, through Mexico and the Caribbean. Popular for its large yellow blooms with a characteristic lotus shape. An aquatic plant, it...

     
  • Nelumbo nucifera - Sacred Lotus Flower

    Nelumbo nucifera - Sacred Lotus Flower
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Featuring an elegant bloom, the unmistakable Sacred Lotus Flower delights not only for its visual beauty, but for its religious significance and edibility. The flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are...

     
  • Nelumbo nucifera - White Sacred Lotus Flower

    Nelumbo nucifera - White Sacred Lotus Flower
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a white flowered variety. Featuring an elegant bloom, the unmistakable Sacred Lotus Flower delights not only for its visual beauty, but for its religious significance and edibility. Hardy to...

     
  • Nigella damascena - Love In A Mist

    Nigella damascena - Love In A Mist
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. Sky blue flowering annual with ornamental spiky fruit. Self-seeds, native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa. #268

     
  • Ochroma pyramidale - Balsa
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An extremely fast growing tropical tree grown for its very soft, light, but durable hardwood. Grows to 90ft and can grow many feet in a single season. Has pretty, triangular leaves and yellow, trumpet-like...

     
  • Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil

    Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A rare and exotic basil that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall! Leaves are highly aromatic and reminiscent of basil-clove. Popular as a spice in parts of East Asia, including India as well as in Africa. Grows...

     
  • Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror

    Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. A strange tree named for its sickle-shaped fruits which dangle from the tree in an ominous and foreboding manner! Similar to some of the trumpet trees, this India native has large, very ornamental pinkish...

     
  • Philodendron selloum - Tree Philodendron

    Philodendron selloum - Tree Philodendron
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An ornate and recognizable tropical shrub, commonly used as a landscape plant for its gigantic and beautiful leaves. The leaves can grow up to 3ft long, with prominent lobes and ruffles. Growth habit is...

     
  • Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax

    Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Beautiful agave relative often grown as a landscape shrub for its long-stranded, red-green foliage. The fronds can grow up to 10-15ft, but more commonly the shrub stays at 2-6ft. The fibrous fronds are...

     
  • Phormium tenax variegata - Variegated New Zealand Flax

    Phormium tenax variegata - Variegated New Zealand Flax
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Beautiful agave relative often grown as a landscape shrub for its long-stranded, variegated green-yellow. Seeds are from the spectacular variegated form. The fronds can grow up to 10-15ft, but more...

  • Plumeria sp.  - Plumeria

    Plumeria sp. - Plumeria
    $3.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are mixed color varieties of mostly P. rubra but also P. obtusa. A stunning and instantly recognizable tropical flower that comes in many colors! The beautiful plumeria has a warm, sweet scent and is...

     
  • Pogostemon cablin - Patchouli

    Pogostemon cablin - Patchouli
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Low-medium height perennial best known for its fragrant oil used in perfumes and aromatherapy. Grows to about 6ft, hardy into the 20's (F). Forms a compact, bush appearance. #1007

     
  • Protea cynaroides - King Protea

    Protea cynaroides - King Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Part of the ancient Protea family, King Protea has the largest flowers of any Protea. The beautiful and distinctive flowers bloom for much of the year and can reach 12" across! Colors mix from pink to red...


 

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