Unusual & Rare Plants 2017 by Friends School Plant Sale

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20 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 www.friendsschoolplantsale.com unusual rare how the unusual rare plants area works tender perennials unusual and rare plants is located on the center aisle at the far end of the center stairways see map page 1 it serves a limited number of shoppers at a time please bring your cart with you through the section over-winter these plants indoors because they won’t tolerate frost it’s fun to outfox winter u057 baobab adansonia digitata citrus citrus regarded as the largest succulent plant in the world the baobab tree is steeped in a wealth of mystique the massive usually squat cylindrical trunk gives rise to thick tapering branches resembling a root system which is why it has often been called the upside-down tree suitable for bonsai Í $18.00—4” pot fragrant white flowers and glossy foliage need excellent drainage height depends on how many years you over-winter them indoors ÍΩdž begonia andean begonia native begonias from south america rare in the u.s cooler summers and a dry winter dormancy are preferred grow in a succulent soil mix and give it a dry dormant period in winter ∏¥ $5.00—4.5” pot u058 achan k’aray b veitchii ◊ ß—vivid reddish orange 2.5” flowers on 12” stalks above rounded 10” leaves when this plant was discovered in 1866 near the ruined inca city of machu picchu that was found 45 years later it caused a surge of new begonia hybridizing 12”h u059 killu killu b baumannii ◊ ß— rounded crinkled 6” leaves with wavy red edges bright red stalks and large rose pink flowers on tall stems this sweetsmelling begonia is from the high rocky mountains of bolivia 24”h Ω u060 begonia hardy ß begonia grandis heron’s pirouette lavender-pink flowers with gold centers hang in large loose clusters from slender branching 12” pink-red stems july into fall yellowish green 4” leaves look like lopsided hearts dan hinkley former owner of heronswood nursery collected the wild seeds in japan not usually considered hardy here but shirley friberg of saint paul leaves hers in the ground in a protected area north of an unheated porch 18–36”h by 72”w ∏Ó˙¥ $5.00—4.5” pot u061 black jade vine mucuna nigricans clusters of dark violet flowers hang like grapes from a fast-growing vine bring it in for the winter and reduce watering but don’t let it get too dry 6–8’h Í∏† $26.00—5” pot u062a blue butterfly flower ◊ rotheca myricoides a rambunctious tropical vine with sprightly blue and white flowers resembling butterflies from midsummer to fall good container plant can be espaliered climbs by twining 4–6’h ∏Ω∫†¥ $15.00—5.25” pot u062b cactus blue myrtle crested myrtillocactus geometrizans elite a twisted contorted form of a tree-like mexican cactus this blue-green crested mutation will not get tall nor will it get berries 12”h Í∏ $12.00—4” pot u064 chagual puya venusta stunning rosettes of silvery gray succulent spiny leaves form a great pink-stemmed waxlike spike filled with deep reddish violet flowers a bromeliad from dry chilean areas overwinter as a houseplant 36–60”h ͆ $5.00—2.5” pot $39.00—1 gal pot u065 australian finger lime c australasica ◊—the insides of the small elongated fruit contain lots of juice-filled spheres with a tart lime flavor also known as citrus caviar u066 bergamot orange c bergamia ◊— yellow fragrant fruit prized for the aromatic rind that gives earl grey tea its distinctive flavor flowers in spring u067 blood orange delfino c x sinensis ◊—fruit is orange and nearly spherical with lightly colored red-orange flesh u068 buddha’s hand citron c medica var sarcodactylis ◊—aromatic 6–12” yellow fruit is mostly rind and pith with little to no flesh or juice commonly candied or used in baking or infusing trees are very coldsensitive and do not like excess watering one of the oldest citrus fruits also known as fingered citron u069 kumquat nagami c fortunella nordmann seedless—oval orange 1” fruit with a sweet rind and tart interior are commonly eaten whole flowers in summer fruits mature in late winter u070 lemon meyer c x meyeri—believed to be a cross of lemon and mandarin orange meyer lemons are juicier and sweeter than common lemons native to china and introduced in the u.s by frank meyer meyer lemon trees can be pruned to stay small u071 lime thai c hystrix—grown primarily for its attractive and distinctively shaped double leaves prized by thai cooks the leaves can be used fresh or dried and stored frozen a small thorny tree that can bloom year-round and may bear small bumpy fruit also called kaffir lime u072 palestine sweet lime c limettioides ◊—round medium-sized juicy yellow limes from the middle east have very lowacid juice and few seeds not the same as limetta u073 satsuma miho wase c unshiu ◊— cold-tolerant citrus able to withstand temperatures into the low 20s sweet juicy 3” fruit with thin easy-to-peel skin no seeds u074 trifoliate orange poncirus trifoliata flying dragon— twisted green branches with thorns the fruit is sour and seedy but can be used like a lemon the hardiest citrus relative but will most likely not survive the winter this far north unlike citrus it loses its leaves so could be wintered in a cold basement or possibly an attached garage u075 yuzu ichandrin c junos ◊—aromatic easy-to-peel 3” fruit generally used for cooking rather than eating fresh the fruit can be used in all stages from young with a green rind to over-mature with a dark yellow rind hardy to 10° f c ichangensis x c reticulata u076 corkscrew plant ß albuca spiralis frizzle sizzle the tightly wound succulent blue-green leaves spring directly out of the potting soil all through the winter then the fragrant flowers bloom dangling from the top of a stalk and resembling down-facing yellow daffodils an easy houseplant when it has good drainage and a sunny windowsill bulbs should go dry and dormant all winter to bloom again next year from south africa 4–12”h Í $15.00—5.25” pot u077 date pygmy ◊ phoenix roebelenii this popular ornamental dwarf palm native to southeast asia is excellent as a potted plant cascading panicles of creamy white flowers produce half-inch edible fruits palm leaves 24–40” long with about a hundred 4–6” leaflets slow-growing requires minimal water 6–10’h Í∏dž $12.00—4” pot u078 double claw ◊ proboscidea parviflora pink trumpet flowers from august–october but this plant has a bigger claim to fame it produces bizarre 6” seed pods with two long sharp hooks that enable them to hitchhike onto passing animals beware of the sticky substance covering the leaves which is not easy to wash off the leaves move to follow the sun as if to remind the gardener that this plant needs lots of heat and light over 25 native american tribes in the southwest have traditionally used the pods’ permanently black fibers in their intricately woven basket designs also known as elephant tusks unicorn plant and devil’s claws 36”h by 96”w ÍΩ $3.00—2.5” pot u079 dragon tree dracaena draco a living fossil now found only in the canary islands and a few other places where it is endangered this succulent “tree” once lived with the dinosaurs in forests from africa to russia thick scaly ancient-looking trunk topped by dense rosettes of 24” swordlike bluegreen leaves the latin name means dragon and when its leaves trunk or branches are cut they trickle a crimson sap called dragon’s blood used as a dye and medicinally likes nutrient-poor well-drained soil and infrequent watering slow-growing easy 36–48”h Í $9.00—4” pot u080 foxglove canary island isoplexis isabelliana ß◊ u083 jabuticaba myrciaria cauliflora amazing tree from brazil with edible and tasty fruit sprouting directly from the trunk attractive flaking bark and evergreen leaves make it a good houseplant slow-growing and suitable for bonsai should bear fruit as a container plant it reaches a height of 10–15’ in california but must be grown as a container plant here which will further restrict its size Í∏Ç $13.00—4” pot u085 leopard plant ◊ farfugium japonicum aureomaculatum mounds of large glossy yellow-spotted leaves with clusters of yellow flowers in late summer and fall likes wet feet and is a good container plant over-winter indoors 12–24”h ∏Óç¥ $7.00—3.5” pot u086 loquat eriobotrya japonica easy-to-grow subtropical fruit tree grown for the bold tropical look of the textured foliage unusual in that it flowers in the fall fruit seldom ripens without a greenhouse pits are toxic good for bonsai small tree height constrained by pot a 5-year-old tree might be 6 to 8 h Í $14.00—5.25” pot porterweed stachytarpheta blooms in spikes over textured foliage from summer to frost an excellent nectar source may self-seed native to mexico the caribbean and south america ÍΩ∫˙¥ $15.00—5.25” pot u087 purple s frantzii ◊—small tubular purple flowers on tall spikes 36–48”h u088 red s mutabilis—red flowers 24–60”h u090 queen of the night ◊ selenicereus macdonaldiae huge fragrant flowers with wide white petals surrounded by spidery yellow outer petals open at dusk and close up as the sun appears these are the largest flowers in the cactus family 13” across thin lightly spiny stems can grow up to 48” in a year and may need to be tied up blooms sparsely for three to four weeks in may and june also known as night-blooming cereus 10–30’h ∏¥ $5.00—2.5” pot snake plant sansevieria uncommon versions of the classic succulent with upright spear-like leaves excellent as houseplants tolerating low light levels resilient and only need watering once or twice a month outside in the summer and even less frequently indoors ∏Ó†¥ straight burgundy stems covered in 1” orange $9.00—2.5” pot and gold flowers with prominent red-orange u092 pencil s erythraeae—fan-shaped rosette anthers tropical foxglove relative in its origiof long pencil-shaped leaves grows in a nal canary island home it was pollinated by spiral the green leaves have narrow channow-extinct birds fast-growing and longnels and sharp tips the species name blooming needs well-drained soil or a succurefers to its being found in eritrea lent soil mix in a container with infrequent syn s schweinfurthii 36”h watering deer-resistant 24–48”h Í∏Ω∫ $5.00—3.5” pot $12.00—1 quart pot visit and enjoy the unique setting of our nursery u093 spear leaf s cylindrica—smooth striped u081 guava strawberry ◊ gift shop and gardens located in an historic 1870s succulent green-gray leaves more than an psidium littorale var longipes home and grounds in afton minnesota inch thick grow upright like a candelabra red to purple 1” round fruits with a sweet-acid distinctive plant choices spring through24–60”h fall flavor small• dense tree with white inch-wide $25.00—6” flowers and•oval 3” leaves native in south for sun and shade pot northern hardy perennials america made into a jam said to taste u094 mason’s congo s masoniana—long • wildflowers ferns and like native plants strawberries great plant to grow in a container leaves 8–10” wide have smudged light • expert horticultural advice and design services and will fruit in a five-gallon pot Í∏Ç green spots and a unique purple-banded pot • celebrating 24 $7.00—3.5” years sheath often below soil level 36–60”h squire house gardens plants selected by gardeners for gardeners u082 horseradish tree ◊ u095 tree of india squire house gardens • 3390 st croix trail south afton minnesota 55001 moringa pterygosperma amorphophallus konjac feathery foliage has a slight radish taste is•eatsee our website www.squirehousegardens.com 651-436-8080 reddish purple spathe each with a protuding en like spinach and provides significant amounts of vitamins a and c as well as calcium and iron long slender immature seed pods called drumsticks are cooked in curries roots taste like horseradish seeds are pressed for an edible oil this tree is an edible powerhouse with almost all its parts providing food to people in the subtropics fiji hawaii haiti west africa southeast asia and its native india loves heat and sun do not overwater bring inside in winter when the tree will go through a dormant stage or take cuttings to root for the next summer grows to 30–40’h but height is controlled by pruning Ídž $3.00—2.5” pot dark brown spadix each flower is followed by a solitary huge leaf up to 54” long on a mottled stalk not house plants these tender perennials should be planted in the garden then brought inside for the winter grown as a vegetable in asia also called voodoo lily 36–54”h Í∏ÓÇ¥ $7.00—4.5” pot