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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Emerald, 1 gal

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. This variety is well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. It needs 100 chill hours for blooming.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Emerald, 3 gal

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. This variety is well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. It needs 100 chill hours for blooming.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Gulf Coast

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil. Needs 100-150 chill-hours for blooming.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Gulf Coast

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil. Needs 100-150 chill-hours for blooming.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Jewel

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Oneal

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Pink Lemonade

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Pink Lemonade is a rabbiteye blueberry; this type is more compact. Rabbiteye blueberries also have lower cold requirements; Pink Lemonade, for example, only requires 300 hours of temperature below 45 degrees F. Pink Lemonade is definitely sweeter - about two times as much - than a regular blueberry, which means it's good eaten fresh, in desserts, or as a garnish. The fruit begins as a green color and then turns white, then a lighter pink, finally aging to a darker pink. Ready-to-harvest clusters may still be green on the undersides.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Sharp

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil.
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Sweetcrisp

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Blueberry Sweetcrisp: Known for its unusual firmness and sweetness. Sweetcrisp blueberry is a vigorous grower with medium to large berries. 200-300 chill hours. Early mid-season. Unusually crisp one of the best tasting berries. 
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Vaccinium hybrid - Tropical Blueberry Windsor

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tropical Blueberry. The berries are light blue, very large and flavorful. They grow in an open cluster. The plant has an upright habit. Extremely productive. Well-suited to subtropical conditions, and can be grown indoors as a potted plant. Requires acidic soil. This variety has high fungus and disease resistance. Fruit ripens in mid-April in Central Florida.
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Grown in 1-3 gal pot

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Vaccinium macrocarpon - Cranberry Stevens

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groundcover and low-growingsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shadekeep soil moistpink flowersethnomedicalediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cranberry can be grown in garden soil in somewhat the same manner as blueberries. It features fuchsia-pink flowers in spring which give way to bright red cranberries that mature in September-October. If massed, plants can form a carpet of green foliage. This plant can be grown for the food crop, as an ornamental or both.
Grow in the fruit or vegetable garden for the food crop. Ornamentally, may be grown as a small scale ground cover for sunny areas or in the shrub or mixed border in front of other acid-loving plants. It is very cold hardy (zone 3-9).

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Vallaris glabra - Bread Flower

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large shrub 5-10 ftvine or creeperfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersfragrantattracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Bread Flower. One of the most impressive tropical vines that is very popular in Thailand and other South-East Asia countries. Moderate growth woody climber with clusters of freshly-baked-bread fragrant white flowers, it is easy to care and tolerates wide range of conditions. It can be trained as a compact bush and is good for container culture. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Grown in 3 gal pot, flowering size

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Vangueria infausta - seeds

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small tree 10-20 ftfull sunmoderate waterethnomedicaldeciduousediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Wild Medlar. This is a deciduous shrub or small tree. The fruit is almost round, glossy dark green when young and changing to a light brown when ripe.
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Vangueria infausta - Spanish Tamarind

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small tree 10-20 ftfull sunmoderate waterethnomedicaldeciduousediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Wild Medlar. This is a deciduous shrub or small tree, one of South Africa popular fruits, and can be enjoyed while walking. The fruit is almost round, glossy dark green when young and changing to a light brown when ripe. This lovely little tree is considered to possess evil powers and not even the wood should be used for making fire. It is believed that it could cause cattle to bear only male offspring. Despite this, the plant is used extensively. The word infausta (Latin) means unlucky, referring to the magical properties it is believed to have. The plant is a hardy and drought resistant, can withstand moderate cold. It is rarely cultivated in the trade.
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Vangueria madagascariensis - Spanish Tamarind

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small tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate wateryellow/orange flowersethnomedicaldeciduousedible

Wild Medlar. This is a deciduous shrub or small tree, one of South Africa popular fruits. The ripe fruit pulp is edible and has a pleasant chocolate-like flavor. It is locally grown, and is generally eaten fresh. The fruit is almost round, glossy dark green when young and changing to a light brown when ripe. Can be grown in poor grounds, and can withstand occasional droughts. The plant is hardy, can withstand moderate cold. It is rarely cultivated in the trade.
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Vanilla planifolia - Bourbon Vanilla Bean, large size

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vine or creepersemi-shaderegular wateryellow/orange flowersfragrantspice or herbedible

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla Orchid. Make your own vanilla! Fast growing, providing right conditions for orchids. Bright filtered light, high humidity.
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Vanilla planifolia - Bourbon Vanilla Bean, small size

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vine or creepersemi-shaderegular wateryellow/orange flowersfragrantspice or herbedible

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla Orchid. Make your own vanilla!
Mixed variegated and green varieties.

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Vanilla planifolia - Variegated Vanilla Bean

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vine or creepersemi-shaderegular wateryellow/orange flowersfragrantspice or herbedible

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla Orchid. Make your own vanilla! The cutting can be grown as regular orchid, using orchid mix, or planted in very light well-drained potting mix. Fast growing, providing right conditions for orchids. Bright filtered light, high humidity.
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Vatica diospyroides - Broken Heart Flower

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large shrub 5-10 ftsmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunregular waterfragrantethnomedical

Extremely rare, hard to find plant from Thailand with very strongly fragrant flowers. It is a critically endangered species threatened by habitat loss. Small tree or large shrub.
According to the Thai legend, this flower grown in a garden helps to retain spirits of beloved lost ones around and heals broken hearts. Amazingly, medicinal properties of the plant in fact are used in folk medicine for healing heart problems. The plant is used as cardiac tonic.

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Vermiculite - soilless growing media, 1 gal bag

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Vermiculite is a hydrous, silicate mineral. It is a wonderful growing media for many purposes:
Soilless growing media: exfoliated vermiculite is combined with other materials such as peat or pine bark to produce soilless growing media for the professional horticulturalist and for the home gardener. These mixes promote faster root growth and give quick anchorage to young roots. The mixture helps retain air, plant food and moisture, releasing them as the plant requires them.
Seed germination: either used alone or mixed with soil or peat, vermiculite is used to germinate seeds. Very little watering is required. When vermiculite is used alone, seedlings should be fed with a weak fertilizer solution when the first true leaves appear.
Storing bulbs and root crops: pour vermiculite around bulbs placed in container. If clumps are dug, allow to dry for a few hours in the sun and then place in cartons or bushel baskets and cover with vermiculite. The absorptive power of vermiculite acts as a regulator that prevents mildew and moisture fluctuation during the storage period. It will not absorb moisture from the inside of stored tubers, but it does take up free water from the outside, preventing storage rot.
As a soil conditioner: Where the native soil is heavy or sticky, gentle mixing of vermiculite up to one-half the volume of the soil is recommended. This creates air channels and allows the soil mix to breathe. Mixing vermiculite in flower and vegetable gardens or in potted plants will provide the necessary air to maintain vigorous plant growth. Where soils are sandy, mixing of vermiculite into the soil will allow the soil to hold water and air needed for growth.
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Vernonia - Ironweed, Bitterleaf

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterblue/lavender/purple flowersethnomedicalspice or herbattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ironweed. Vernonia is known for having intense purple flowers. The genus is named for the English botanist William Vernon. Common names include bitterleaf, ewuro, ndole and onugbu. They are common in most West African and Central African countries. They are one of the most widely consumed leaf vegetables of Cameroon, where they are a key ingredient of Ndolé. The leaves have a sweet and bitter taste. They are sold fresh or dried, and are a typical ingredient in egusi soup.
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Vernonia, Ironweed - seeds

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small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterblue/lavender/purple flowersethnomedicalspice or herbattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ironweed. Vernonia is known for having intense purple flowers. The genus is named for the English botanist William Vernon. Common names include bitterleaf, ewuro, ndole and onugbu. They are common in most West African and Central African countries. They are one of the most widely consumed leaf vegetables of Cameroon, where they are a key ingredient of Ndolé. The leaves have a sweet and bitter taste. They are sold fresh or dried, and are a typical ingredient in egusi soup.
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Viburnum odoratissimum - seeds

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large shrub 5-10 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterpink flowerswhite/off-white flowersfragrantethnomedicaldeciduousattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

Sweet viburnum. Medium to large size shrub with fragrant flowers; easy to control at any height by trimming, this species makes a perfect hedge plant when a tall, thick, impenetrable screen is desired. In Central and South Florida, it is used for noise control, often by planting as a buffer between neighborhoods and highways. As a specimen it becomes attractive, evergreen small tree. It is one of the most gratifying shrubs to use as a hedge, because of its fast rate of growth and sweet springtime fragrance. It's beautiful, versatile and rarely bothered by pests or disease. Cold hardy and tolerant to wide range of soil and moisture conditions.
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Viburnum odoratissimum - Sweet viburnum

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large shrub 5-10 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterpink flowerswhite/off-white flowersfragrantethnomedicaldeciduousattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

Viburnum odoratissimum is native to Asia. Tiny white flowers are held in great panicles in spring and are pleasingly fragrant. Berries are drupes that turn from red to black and are attractive to birds. Full sun to light. Tolerates moderate shade, but may become scraggly under low light conditions. It is one of the most gratifying shrubs to use as a hedge, because of its fast rate of growth and the beautiful springtime fragrance. It's beautiful, versatile and rarely bothered by pests or disease.
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Vigna caracalla (Phaseolus caracalla) - Fragrant Snail vine

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vine or creeperfull sunmoderate waterpink flowerswhite/off-white flowersfragrantattracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Fragrant variety of Snail vine. Fragrance is very strong, jasmine like!
An outstanding and exotic looking, fast growing vine that produces masses of fragrant, curious shape, snail-like looking flowers carried in bold clusters.

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Grown in 3 gal pot

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