(Maidenhair Fern, Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Maidenhair fern is an herbaceous perennial native to North America and eastern Asia. The compact cultivar 'Imbricatum' bears delicate, cascading, bright bluish green fronds with overlapping segments and dark purple stems. In hot dry weather the fronds may develop brown tips.
This exquisite woodland plant makes an excellent accent for shady grottoes or gardens. It does best in damp, shady sites with evenly moist, highly organic soil.
Pretty, glossy, dark-green leaves and scores of small, planet-like flowers in summer highlight the beauty of Chinese buttonbush. A deciduous shrub with a rather open, spreading and arching habit, it is a native of China. The reddish brown twigs bear matching pairs of perfectly-shaped elliptical leaves that are shiny green. By summertime, small flower clusters in the shape of balls appear that on close inspection display tiny white flowers with burgundy tips and a long white floral tube. They are...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Aechmea , Del Mar Aechmea, Del Mar Bromeliad)
Bromeliad ‘Del Mar’ is a tender tropical perennial grown primarily for its spectacular long-lasting blooms and compact habit. Resulting from a cross between Aechmea fendleri and A. dichlamydea var. trinitensis, it has a rosette of leathery, broadly lance-shaped, medium green leaves with small sharp spines on their edges. The arching leaves form a 30-cm (12-inch) tall, 60-cm (2-foot) wide clump, with a central tube-shaped "cup." A spike of showy flowers with purple...
(Aechmea, Little Harv Aechmea, Little Harv Bromeliad)
The showy bromeliad, ‘Little Harv’, is a tropical perennial grown primarily for its pretty long-lasting blooms and upright habit. This pretty hybrid selection was introduced by Bullis Bromeliads in Princeton, Florida and is not as little as its name suggests.
The foliage is blue-green dusted with silver. It is broad, thick and lance-shaped with small sharp spines on the edges. When grown in full sun, they develop tinges of red. The rosettes of leaves are cupped and somewhat upright. A towering,...
(Aechmea, Oregon Aechmea, Oregon Bromeliad)
An excellent plant for the tropical landscape, the hybrid bromeliad ‘Oregon’ is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its large colorful leaves and brightly hued bloom. The leathery, broadly lance-shaped, spine-edged leaves are of tropical hues: rose, yellow and mango-orange. The upright, gently arching leaves are arranged in a rosette with a cupped center. A tall, branched, red-stemmed spike with scarlet, bead-like flowers grows from the rosette's center. Showy yellow fruits follow the...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Aechmea , Bromeliad)
The eagle aechmea is a tender evergreen perennial grown for its exotic blooms and handsome foliage. Native to moist tropical forests in northern South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, this bromeliad produces large, long-lasting, dome-shaped clusters of yellow flowers. At each cluster's base is a long red bract shaped like an eagle's beak. The tall, arching, light green, strap-shaped leaves are arranged in rosettes, whose bases for a central, water-collecting "cup." The leaves are edged...
(Aechmea, Black Aechmea, Black Chantinii Bromeliad)
Bromeliad 'Black Chantinii' is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its showy striped leaves and brightly hued bloom. It is a cultivar of an epiphytic species that grows in trees in the lowland Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, broadly strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are dark maroon with broad horizontal bands of silver. The leaves are arranged in an upright rosette, with the leaf bases forming a water-holding "cup" at the rosette's center. In summer the rosette bears a tall, branched,...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Aechmea , Bromeliad, Urn Plant, Vase Plant)
Urn plant is a tree-dwelling tropical bromeliad native to Brazil. In its native habitat it lives under the rain forest canopy where it clings to tree branches and trunks. Plant enthusiasts grow it for its ornamental leaves and long-lasting pink blooms.
The huge, lance-shaped leaves of this Aechmea are gray green and silver with subtle horizontal stripes and spiny edges. They are bowed and often curve downward as they lengthen. Each plant produces one very long-lasting flower spike...
James H. Schutte
(Aechmea, Mexican Bromeliad)
Beautiful apple-green leaves with teethed edges in the shaped of a mounding fountain describes the Mexican bromeliad's foliage and the flower spike is a candle-like spire of silvery white flowers and fruits. A tender perennial bromeliad that can be grown as an epiphyte (mounted upon another plant) or propped in soil, it is native from Mexico southward into extreme northern South America.
The long, broad, strappy leaves are a light green, occasionally with mottled dark green markings and tipped...