James H. Schutte
(Lance-leaved Prayer Plant, Rattlesnake Plant)
The large, slender, wavy-edged leaves of lance-leaved prayer plant have beautiful spotted markings on top and satiny burgundy undersides. This Brazilian rain forest native thrives in warm, moist forested regions. It is a popular tropical landscape and house plant grown exclusively for its showy foliage. It may also be sold under the former name, Calathea insignis.
This tender herbaceous perennial forms clumps of foliage that slowly spread over time. The foliage rises from a central...
Chilean in origin, pocketbook flower produces perfect bulb-pouched yellow flowers dotted and streaked with maroon. The moderately cold-tolerant plant naturally inhabits moist, cool uplands with full to partial sun. In the garden, it is best grown as a bedding annual for containers and border edges. This species is parent to many Calceolaria hybrids cultivated today.
The simple green leaves of pocketbook flower are bright green and can remain semi-evergreen where winters are mild and...
Cheerfully bright when in flower, pot marigold is a bushy annual that originates from Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is very easy-to-grow but it best in climates where summers are temperate and cool, though plants can be surprisingly drought tolerant once established. Often it is only grown as a cool season bedding plant.
During the growing season, it bears single, double or semi-double daisies that come in shades of cream, bronze, yellow and orange. These appear amid many soft medium...