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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Acacia baileyana - Cootamundra Wattle

    Acacia baileyana - Cootamundra Wattle
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. One of the only Acacia's used in the flower industry, this beautiful bushy tree is an amazing sight in bloom! Puffy, yellow flowers bloom in season and cover virtually the whole tree. Ornate foliage also...

     
  • Acacia baileyana var purpurea - Purple Leafed Cootamundra Wattle

    Acacia baileyana var purpurea - Purple Leafed Cootamundra Wattle
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A rare variant of the already delightful Cootamundra Wattle. Features purple-tinged young foliage, along with puffy yellow flowers that are a sight to behold when in bloom! Drought tolerant. Hardy to the...

     
  • Acacia catechu - Cutch Tree

    Acacia catechu - Cutch Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A thorny acacia, native to southeast and central Asia, with numerous medicinal and industrial uses. It is commonly planted for its seeds--used as a source of protein, its heartwood--used in dyes and...

     
  • Acacia farnesiana - Cassie Tree

    Acacia farnesiana - Cassie Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small bush or tree to 20-25ft. The French Cassie perfume is distilled from the flowers of the sweet acacia. The bark and fruit yields a dye. Subtropical/tropical, can survive frosts, and will withstand...

     
  • Acacia podalyrifolia - Pearl Acacia

    Acacia podalyrifolia - Pearl Acacia
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized tree known for its silvery pearl colored foliage and fruits. Flowers are yellow, ornamental, and similar to many other Acacia's. Hardy to the low 20's, drought tolerant. Invasive in...

  • Acacia stenophylla - Shoe String Acacia

    Acacia stenophylla - Shoe String Acacia
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An attractive Acacia, with long, thin leaves and beaded necklace-like fruits. Popular as an ornamental for its shapely appearance along with an ability to withstand tough heat and drought conditions. Grows...

     
  • Acacia tortilis - Umbrella Thorn Acacia

    Acacia tortilis - Umbrella Thorn Acacia
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. One of a number of well-known Acacia's, famous for its classical spreading canopy that adorns the African savanna. Extremely hardy to drought and mildly frost hardy. May grow to a small bushy tree or if...

     
  • Adenium obesum - Desert Rose

    Adenium obesum - Desert Rose
    $4.00

    8 seeds per pack. A very popular container plant, known for its other-worldly foliage and its gorgeous rose-red flowers. The Desert Rose is an arid-climate plant native to East Africa. It is great in pots, indoors in bright...

  • Agave americana - Century Plant

    Agave americana - Century Plant
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A large and hardy Agave, known for its long, leathery blue-green leaves that grow to several feet in length. Very drought and heat tolerant, it is a popular ornamental in both arid zones as well as warmer...

     
  • Alangium chinense - Chinese Alangium

    Alangium chinense - Chinese Alangium
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, most parts of the plant are used for a variety of ailments. Not edible. A small to medium sized, evergreen tree up to 25 ft / 8.5 m. Shows...

     
  • Aloe ferox - Cape Aloe

    Aloe ferox - Cape Aloe
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A popular aloe and a medicinal companion to Aloe vera. Plants grow to 5-10 feet and feature large, brightly red colored flowers bracts. Plants are drought tolerant and grow fairly well in poorer soils. Gel...

     
  • Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger

    Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Blue-fruited ornamental and edible ginger. Ornamental ginger flowers are followed by small blue fruits, which are allegedly edible and have a lemon-like flavor. Hardy to the upper 20's. #826 View plant...

  • Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger

    Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Beautiful white-red-yellow flowering ginger. Rhizomes and leaves are scented. Hardy to the 20's, or dig up rhizomes and grow as an annual. #218 View plant database page...

  • Ardisia revoluta - Ardisia

    Ardisia revoluta - Ardisia
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental shrub, with thick, glossy leaves and large clusters of small, fleshy fruits. The fruits ripen to dark purple and a few sources suggest they could be edible, though some species in...

     
  • Bartlettina sordida - Purple Torch

    Bartlettina sordida - Purple Torch
    $3.00

    25 seeds per pack. Striking cloud forest tree with hugs lavender colored puff-ball blooms. The flowers also have a lovely fragrance. Leaves are large, purple veined, and the whole tree makes a wonderful ornamental. Hardy to...

     
  • Bauhinia acuminata - Dwarf White Orchid Tree

    Bauhinia acuminata - Dwarf White Orchid Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Dwarf, white flowered orchid tree similar to B. variegata. Ornate, white flowers are orchid like in appearance, long 5" woody pods follow flowers. Bushy tree to 10ft. #278

     
  • Bauhinia purpurea - Purple Orchid Tree

    Bauhinia purpurea - Purple Orchid Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Striking subtropical tree with profuse blooms of large, pink-white, orchid-like flowers throughout winter and spring. This species is similar to B. variegata and is often planted as an ornamental in both...

     
  • Bauhinia racemosa - Mountain Ebony

    Bauhinia racemosa - Mountain Ebony
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A small orchid tree having small, ornamental white to yellow colored flowers. This species is a holy tree of India and is a popular ornamental. Very drought tolerant. Grows to 10-15 feet. The seeds and...

     
  • Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Bell Orchid Tree

    Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Bell Orchid Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. A small or medium sized shrubby tree with ornamental, canary yellow, bell-petaled flowers. The bright flowers are followed by pod fruits similar to more common Bauhinia's. Native to Africa, hardy to the...

  • Bauhinia variegata 'Alba' - White Orchid Tree

    Bauhinia variegata 'Alba' - White Orchid Tree
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Striking subtropical tree with profuse blooms of large, white, orchid-like flowers throughout winter and spring. Hardy to 22F. This is the white form of the orchid tree. #1004

     
  • Bauhinia variegata - Orchid Tree

    Bauhinia variegata - Orchid Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Striking subtropical tree with profuse blooms of large, pink-white, orchid-like flowers throughout winter and spring. The gorgeous flowers change coloration on blooming, through varying shades of pink...

     
  • Boswellia serrata - Indian Frankincense

    Boswellia serrata - Indian Frankincense
    $3.50

    7 seeds per pack. A medium sized, deciduous tree, native to India. Best known as closely related to common Frankincense, and is a source of a type of frankincense as well. It has a long history of traditional medicinal uses...

  • Brugmansia sanguinea - Red Angel's Trumpet

    Brugmansia sanguinea - Red Angel's Trumpet
    $4.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small shrub producing gorgeous red/yellow flowers up to 1 foot long! One of the most sought after Brugmansia's, this species does particularly well in cool areas. Can grow to 10-12 feet. Hardy to short...

     
  • Brugmansia suaveolens - Angel's Trumpet

    Brugmansia suaveolens - Angel's Trumpet
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A pink to orange flowered angel's trumpet with flowers reaching 12" or more. Flowers heavily, occasionally sweetly fragrant. Hardy to the upper 20's. Small shrubby tree to 10-20ft. #850 View plant database...

  • Brugmansia suaveolens - Pink Frost Brugmansia

    Brugmansia suaveolens - Pink Frost Brugmansia
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An amazingly showy, pink flowered Brugmansia. A variety of suaveolens, its trumpet-like blooms can grow up to foot long. Can bloom on and off through much of the year in warm climates. Shrubby tree to 10-20...

     
  • Brunfelsia floribunda - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Brunfelsia floribunda - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A true ornamental show-stopper, this Brazilian native features explosive flower growth in the warm season. The beautiful fragrant flowers turn from purple to lavender, to white, all in a three day period...

     
  • Brunfelsia lactea - Lady of the Night

    Brunfelsia lactea - Lady of the Night
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized shrubby tree with long, tubular white-purple flowers that are beautifully fragrant during the night. Plant is relatively uncommon, native to Puerto Rico, will survive to 32F. #805

  • Caesalpinia ferrea - Brazilian Ironwood

    Caesalpinia ferrea - Brazilian Ironwood
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Note: botanical name is being changed to Libidibia ferrea. A forestry tree, native to northern and eastern Brazil. Known for its heavy, high quality wood, which is used in fine woodworking. Also popular as...

  • Caesalpinia gilliesii - Desert Bird of Paradise

    Caesalpinia gilliesii - Desert Bird of Paradise
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A true desert beauty, with intricate yellow and red flowers reminiscent of the poinciana's. A hardy plant, surviving frosts and light freezes, it also does extremely well in hot and dry climates, needing...

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Yellow' - Yellow Dwarf Poinciana

    Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Yellow' - Yellow Dwarf Poinciana
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Fairly uncommon yellow flowered form of the beautiful dwarf poinciana. Named for its ornate flowers which look much like the Royal Poinciana, yet grow on a small bushy tree, usually only reaching 6-8ft in...

     
  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Dwarf Red Poinciana

    Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Dwarf Red Poinciana
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Standard red flowered form. Named for its ornate flowers which look much like the Royal Poinciana, yet grow on a small bushy tree, usually only reaching 6-8ft in height. Susceptible to frosts, can be...

     
  • Cananga odorata - Ylang Ylang

    Cananga odorata - Ylang Ylang
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. Beautiful tropical tree grown for its gorgeous yellow flowers with unique sweet smelling fragrance. The scent is used in perfumes, soaps, and numerous other products. During spring and summer, the ornate...

     
  • Cardiocrinum giganteum - Giant Himalayan Lily

    Cardiocrinum giganteum - Giant Himalayan Lily
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. The largest true lily species, growing up to 12-14 ft / 3.5 m. Trumpet shaped flowers are formed on long stalks. Produces underground bulbs. Grows well in subtropical and some warm temperate climates...

     
  • Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree

    Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of yellow flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. Its flower is the official flower of Thailand and the tree has a...

     
  • Cassia grandis - Coral Shower Tree

    Cassia grandis - Coral Shower Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of pink flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. #220 View plant database page...

     
  • Cassia javanica - Pink Shower Tree

    Cassia javanica - Pink Shower Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of pink flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. The beautiful and prolific flower strands also resemble apple...


 

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