Heat Pack maintains warm temperature while shipping,... more
Heat Pack maintains warm temperature while shipping, and is good for 20+ hours. It is a must if temperature drops below 40F in your area. Large orders require 2-3 packs. When ordering large 3-7 gal size plants (especially sensitive ultra-tropical plants), you may need 1 pack per plant. Contact us for more information and advise on particular species. Without heat pack, your order shipping may be postponed until weather permitting.
Vietnamese Gardenia - large fragrant flowers. Easy to grow to compare with other gardenias, not so sensitive to overwatering and the most cold hardy of all tropical gardenias. Flowers are very beautiful unusual shape, extremely fragrant. Perfect for container, very bushy. Can be also planted in the ground. This pretty plant has been called "Gardenia" for long time. However, analysis shows that it is a horticultural form of Kailarsenia. See article about this plant.
Very rare Thai endemic plant. It has yellow/golden... more
Gardenia gjellerupii - Thai Gardenia
Very rare Thai endemic plant. It has yellow/golden fragrant flowers similar to Gardenia tubifera kula except that it has erect flower (never pendulus), less number of petals and leaves are slightly velvetish. This gardenia is better suited for alkaline soils (S. Florida) than G. tubifera kula and more cold hardy - during record freeze in 2010 all G. tubifera were damaged or killed at 32F. Gardenia gjellerupii survived without any damages. See picture of the plants for sale.
A: Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.
Benefits of the graft:
- making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
- taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
- introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
- easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful
One of the most desired plants. It is a good grower... more
Gardenia Miami Supreme - grafted, 3 gal
One of the most desired plants. It is a good grower with large leaves. Very large flowers, 3 to 5 inches in diameter, March thru June. Has a tendency to have yellow-green foliage. Flower Size 3 - 5". Large bushy grafted plant, with buds or/and flowers, can be planted in ground. See picture of flower, page about gardenias, their cultivation and varieties. See picture of actual plant for sale (1-2013).
Rare gardenia from Africa with. Blooms sporadically... more
Gardenia nitida - Shooting Star Gardenia
Rare gardenia from Africa with. Blooms sporadically year round. Covered with flowers when in bloom. Strong fragrance, unusually shaped leaves. There has been a long discussion regarding proper classification of Gardenia nitida and (or?) posoqueria. In some sources, they are considered synonyms. Both species have highly star-like tubular flowers with nearly intoxicating scent. Gardenia nitida and posoqueria seem to be 2 different varieties. G. nitida is the most common kind, with slightly smaller leaves, and flowers coming in clusters. G. posoqueria has longer single flowers, and leaves are much larger, lush and elongated.
This unique hybrid is very rare and hard to find.... more
Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent (double flower)
This unique hybrid is very rare and hard to find. The plant has huge double flowers up to 5-6" wide, normally semi-double, but sometimes they come in weird shapes. One of the few cultivated plants native to Polynesia. The intoxicating sweet fragrant blossoms are creamy white works of art. The biggest size gardenia flowers. Foliage is beautiful as well with its dark green shiny leaves, also large as big as 7-8" long and 4-5" wide. It is not easy to grow and very sensitive to overwatering. However, grafted plants do much better in the ground than in pots and are relatively cold hardy (can take light frost). See size of flower in inches.
Golden Gardenia Kula - very rare tropical gardenia.... more
Gardenia tubifera Kula - Golden Gardenia
Golden Gardenia Kula - very rare tropical gardenia. Medium size slow growing shrub with leathery leaves and fragrant flowers that change color from ivory through yellow to orange. It is a rare, collectible item!
The original large bloom, large leaf, very double... more
Gardenia x jasminoides Belmont
The original large bloom, large leaf, very double gardenia. Blooms are 3 to 4 inches in diameter with a good aroma. Leaves are slightly rounded on the end. Belmont probably as the best cold hardiness and least insect problems of the major varieties. It is very hardy! Large bushy grafted plant, with buds or/and flowers (when in season), can be planted in ground. picture of flower, page about gardenias, their cultivation and varieties.
This is a smaller, compact plant with small flowers... more
Gardenia x jasminoides Veitchii
This is a smaller, compact plant with small flowers which have a yellowish center. It blooms two to three times a year. Used as a pot plant as blooms can be forced. Flower Size 2 - 3". Large bushy grafted plant, with buds or/and flowers (when in season), can be planted in ground. picture of flower, page about gardenias, their cultivation and varieties.
Shrub Vinca, Pink Gardenia. One of the most beautiful... more
Kopsia fruticosa - Pink Gardenia
Shrub Vinca, Pink Gardenia. One of the most beautiful and rarest plants. Flowers change color from light pink to deep pink, have crimson centers and are slightly fragrant when it's hot and humid. Very slow growing. It is called sometimes Pink Gardenia in Thailand, but it is not even a close relative, being Apocynaceae family.
With its fragrant white flowers of a beautiful shape... more
Tabernaemontana australis - Australian Pinwheel
With its fragrant white flowers of a beautiful shape and very dark green waxy leaves, elongated and pointed, this plant is an amazing addition to a rare fragrant plant collection. Slow growing, and low growing bush which makes it very valuable for landscape understory. It can be trimmed and maintained in small size 3-4 ft; however if you let it go it will grow into very attractive, dense and bushy specimen up to 5-6 ft tall. Great specimen, accent plant, and container plant. This rare species of Tabernaemontana is often confused with T. divaricata (commonly known as Pinwheel Jasmine) and T. orientalis (Banana Bush). However this Australian relative of Pinwheen Jasmine plant has its own distinctive features, and flowers look more like T. africana, although smaller size (1" in diameter).
Very cute low growing shrub native of the South Pacific,... more
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Netty - Dwarf Banana Bush
Very cute low growing shrub native of the South Pacific, with Jasmine-like white pin-wheeled fragrant flowers, 5 petals with long tips fusing to form tube, regularly symmetrical. It is a perennial shrub that grows only 3-4 ft tall. Its lush green foliage is a great backdrop for the abundant and continuous small white flowers that are pinwheel shaped. The flowers are then followed by a pair of seeds that look like two bananas hanging in opposite directions, hence its common name. They start out red and then turn yellow when they ripen. Banana Bush works well as a mass planting, specimen shrub, or containerized accent piece. It is also drought tolerant once established and is a moderate grower. Ectra benefit is lack of pest problems associated with it. This plant is truly a winner. In some sources Tabernaemontana pandacaqui is indicated as synonim of Tabernaemontana orientalis however in our opinion they are different, with T. orientalis having pointed petals and T. pandacaqui rounded ones.
Uchu sanango. Rare tropical species with large leaves,... more
Tabernaemontana sananho - Uchu Sanango
Uchu sanango. Rare tropical species with large leaves, fragrant flowers and edible fruit, used in S. American folk medicine. The leaves are the largest of all tabernaemontanas and can reach 12" in length and 5" in width. Very tropical looking. plant. See picture of the plant in 2 gal pot.