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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
    $2.50

    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 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...

     
  • Acnistus arborescens - Wild Tobacco

    Acnistus arborescens - Wild Tobacco
    $2.25

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized, shrubby tree with cork-like bark. Extracts from the tree have anti-cancer properties. Fruits are very popular with birds. Easy subtropical tree with an interesting look. #272 View plant...

  • 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...

  • Agapanthus africanus - Lily of the Nile

    Agapanthus africanus - Lily of the Nile
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A pretty ornamental with huge multi-flowered blooms that are a bright sky-blue. Reasonably hardy, will survive frosts. A popular ornamental, they are great in areas with lots of water. #1061

  • Agave horrida - Mexcalmetl

    Agave horrida - Mexcalmetl
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A pretty and spiny agave with compact rosettes of gray green leaves. This is species is popular as an ornamental and also as the source of a type of mescal liquor. Grows to 12-18". Hardy to light frosts...

  • 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...

     
  • Albuca spiralis - Corkscrew Albuca

    Albuca spiralis - Corkscrew Albuca
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A dizzying ornamental, popular for its distinctive leaves which curl into spirals at their tips. It is a small perennial,growing to just 8-12", and a member of the asparagus family, easily grown in...

  • Alcea rosea - Hollyhock, Chater's Double Mix

    Alcea rosea - Hollyhock, Chater's Double Mix
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A cascading color mix of Hollyhock's, with seeds for shades of whites, reds, and pinks. Hollyhock's have upright growth to 6-8 feet, with large flower clusters that provide bright color through the warm...

  • Aloe barberae - Tree Aloe

    Aloe barberae - Tree Aloe
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fantastic tree aloe, growing up to 30 feet tall! Unlike most aloe's, this species has an upright tree-like growth habit. Features brightly colored red and orange flowers and a neat, symmetrical crown,...

  • 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...

     
  • Aloe globuligemma -

    Aloe globuligemma -
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange to red-pink rose colored, flowering aloe. Unlike most aloe's, flowers are borne angled out from the base. Very pretty ornamental that loves arid and desert climates. #254

  • Aloe striata - Coral Aloe

    Aloe striata - Coral Aloe
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lovely and popular Aloe, attractive for its large, succulent, triangular shaped leaves as well as colorful pink-red blooms. Leaves turn a pale-gray-green color. Excellent for low water gardens. Hardy to...

  • 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...

     
  • Artabotrys oblanceolatus - Climbing Ylang Ylang
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A rare Ylang-Ylang vine, one of several closely related species. Native to the southeast Asia region. Best known for its yellow-green, highly fragrant flowers that are similar to Ylang Ylang. The scent is...

     
  • 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 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...

  • 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 sanguinea aurea - Golden Angel's Trumpet

    Brugmansia sanguinea aurea - Golden Angel's Trumpet
    $4.00

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the rare golden yellow fruited variety of Brugmansia sanguinea. Native to mid-higher elevation areas of the Andes, it makes a spectacular ornamental in cooler, frost free climates. Features...

  • 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...

     
  • 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 mexicana - Mexican Bird of Paradise

    Caesalpinia mexicana - Mexican Bird of Paradise
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Shruby tree native to Mexico, notable for its pretty yellow flower clusters that dot the plant in season. Drought tolerant, hardy to the upper 20's, this plant makes for a beautiful and exotic landscape...

  • 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
    $2.00

    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...

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Pink Dwarf Poinciana

    Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Pink Dwarf Poinciana
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a much less common, pink flowered variant of the Dwarf Poinciana. Very popular as an ornamental. A small bushy tree, usually only reaching 6-8ft in height. Susceptible to hard frosts, can be...

  • Calophyllum inophyllum - Alexandrian Laurel

    Calophyllum inophyllum - Alexandrian Laurel
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. A popular ornamental, known in much of the tropical world. While commonly planted for its attractive shape, the tree has a variety of other uses, including durable hard wood used in construction and seed...

  • Canna tuerckheimii - Giant Canna

    Canna tuerckheimii - Giant Canna
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Possibly the largest of the Canna species, this grows to 8-12ft, with huge tropical-looking leaves several feet long. Flowers are red. Easily grown, hardy to about 15F. Can be grown in colder regions where...

  • Cassia didymobotrya - Popcorn Cassia

    Cassia didymobotrya - Popcorn Cassia
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Similar to the Candle Bush, this shrubby perennial is popular in tropical and subtropical areas for its bright yellow flowers which dot the bush through much of the year. Grows to 10-25ft, hardy to light...


 

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