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Grandiflora

(Dancing Ladies Ginger, Ginger)

Mauve dancing ladies gingers are tender perennials native to warm, humid Thailand. The lush, herbaceous plants grow reed-like stalks from fleshy, underground stems (rhizomes). The broad, lance-shaped leaves with strongly pointed tips and heart-shaped bases clasp the stem near the bottom and are more upright near the top. The bright green leaves may be darker to purplish underneath depending of cultivar. Striking flowers appear summer though early winter on stalks which appear from the leaves. Each...

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James H. Schutte

(Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Gomphrena)

Bearing masses of distinctive, brightly colored flower heads for many weeks, this bushy, medium-sized, tender herbaceous perennial is popular as an annual for bedding and mixed borders. It is native to rocky banks from northern Mexico to southern Texas and New Mexico.

Plants form neat clumps of stiff upright stems with simple, lance-shaped, slightly fuzzy leaves of medium green. From summer to fall, round, persistent, thimble-shaped heads of papery orange bracts appear. Cultivars with red...

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Ernst Benary® Inc.

(Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Gomphrena)

The brilliant tomato-red flower heads of 'Flashing Light' are prolifically borne from summer to fall. This compact cultivar is a selection of Gomphrena haageana, a bushy, medium-sized, tender herbaceous perennial from northern Mexico, southern Texas, and New Mexico. It is usually grown as an annual.

Plants form neat, calf-high clumps of stiff upright stems with lance-shaped, slightly fuzzy, medium-green leaves. The round, persistent, thimble-shaped flower heads are composed of numerous...

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Jessie Keith

(Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Gomphrena)

The brilliant crimson-red flower heads of 'Strawberry Fields' are prolifically borne from summer to fall. This cultivar is a selection of Gomphrena haageana, a bushy, medium-sized, tender herbaceous perennial from northern Mexico, southern Texas, and New Mexico. It is usually grown as an annual.

Plants form neat clumps of stiff upright stems with simple, lance-shaped, slightly fuzzy leaves of medium green. The round, persistent, thimble-shaped flower heads are composed of numerous...

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John Rickard

(Giant Rhubarb, Poorman's Umbrella)

The massive leaves of poorman's umbrella can truly be used as make-shift shelters if one were caught in a subtropical rainstorm. They are unbelievably large reaching up to 6-feet (2-meters) across! This herbaceous tender perennial is native to the cool, moist mountain rainforest of southern Central America.

Growing from a rhizome, poorman's umbrella sends up upright green stems each topped with a rounded, ruffled leaf. The huge leaf stems, or petioles, are covered with somewhat hairy red scales...

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James Burghardt

(Guzmania, Torch Bromeliad)

Though mostly epiphytic (tree dwelling), Guzmania species may also grow as terrestrials (ground dwellers), so they are amenable to container culture. There are between 120 and 185 species in this tropical South American genus. They naturally exist in the rainforest canopy or floor and are referred to as "tank-type" bromeliads because they have the capacity to hold water in the cup formed by their leaf rosettes and leaf bases.

Guzmania may spread or remain somewhat solitary....

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Class Guzmania, Guzmania, Torch Bromeliad)

The brightly colored bromeliad, ‘Class’, is distinguished by its compact habit, spineless, glossy leaves and long-lasting crimson floral stem. A tender tropical perennial favored for container culture, this shade-loving hybrid was developed from Guzmania epiphytes (tree dwellers) native to the Tropical Americas.

The wide, strap-shaped leaves of ‘Class’ are glossy, thin and flexible. They are arranged in a rosette that forms a reservoir, or vase, in which rainfall and leaf litter can...

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James H. Schutte

(Denise Guzmania, Guzmania, Torch Bromeliad)

Spineless glossy leaves punctuated with a long-lasting red floral stem, 'Denise' is a showy shade-loving bromeliad. A tender tropical perennial epiphyte (grows upon another plant for support), this cultivar resulted by crossing Guzmania lingulata with Guzmania squarrosa, both native to Tropical America.

The leaves are wide straps with a glossy sheen and are thin and flexible. They are arranged in a rosette that forms a reservoir, or vase, in which rainfall and leaf litter can...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Graf Van Hoorn Guzmania, Guzmania, Torch Bromeliad)

Spineless burgundy and green leaves punctuated with a long-lasting, extravagant red and yellow flower spike, 'Graf Van Hoorn' is a showy shade-loving bromeliad. A tender tropical perennial epiphyte (grows upon another plant for support), this is a hybrid resulting from crossing guzmanias native to Tropical America.

The tall green leaves are wide straps with a glossy sheen and are thin, flexible, and blush burgundy at their bases. They are arranged in a rosette that forms a reservoir, or vase,...

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James H. Schutte

(Guzmania, Hilda Guzmania, Torch Bromeliad)

Spineless glossy leaves punctuated with a long-lasting lemony yellow floral stem, 'Hilda' is a showy shade-loving bromeliad. A tender tropical perennial epiphyte (grows upon another plant for support), this cultivar is a hybrid derived from guzmania plants native to Tropical America.

The leaves are wide straps with a glossy sheen and are thin and flexible. They are arranged in a rosette that forms a reservoir, or vase, in which rainfall and leaf litter can collect to provide the nourishment...