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Coleus IV / Solenostemon

Solenostemon scutellarioides¬†‘ColorBlaze MAROONED’ – One of the Proven Winners selections with tapered, scalloped foliage of a clear burgundy red. It tolerates both sun and shade but is best placed by itself in containers due to its vigorous growth habit. In … Continue reading

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Sundews & Pitcher Plants

Drosera aliciae – The Alice Sundew is a native of South Africa and a good choice for novice gardeners, as it is not too demanding. The leaves remain an orange-green when left indoors but deepen to reddish-orange (with red tentacles) … Continue reading

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Venus Fly Traps II / Dionaea muscipula

Dionaea muscipula ‘Big Mouth’ (syn. ‘Red-Purple’, ‘Giant Big Mouth’) – The distinctive features of this Venus Fly Trap are very large traps (up to 5cm wide) that are produced on short leaves. It is easy to grow with traps often … Continue reading

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A Carnivorous Plant Sampler

Pinguicula primuliflora – The Primrose Butterwort is native from South Mississippi over to Florida and normally goes through a 3-4 month dormant period. Single blooms of white to pale lavender (with a white eye and yellow throat) are borne above … Continue reading

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Carnivorous Plants II

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa – This subspecies is a southern native of Sarracenia purpurea and is found from New Jersey down to Louisiana. The pitchers are reported to be slightly more inflated, with broader wavy lids that can extend over … Continue reading

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Sundews / Drosera

Drosera binata – An unusual species of Sundew native to New Zealand and Australia with distinct forked, Y-shaped leaves. It generally produces large pure white five-petaled flowers borne on strong stalks. Despite its origins, this species may go dormant when … Continue reading

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Indoor Christmas Plants

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana – These very columnar conifers much resemble true Cypress (Cupressus) and can be used as indoor features for 10-14 days, provided they are kept cool. Lawson False Cypress also makes an excellent outdoor container specimen, especially as a … Continue reading

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