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Tropicals at Sandy’s Back Porch!

 

Our plants and products are delivered throughout the season and are subject to availability.
(We may be out of the plant or plants you see on our lists, and may not be able to get more of them this year. If we can get it, we will try!)

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Our plants and products are delivered throughout the season and are subject to availability.
(We may be out of the plant or plants you see on our lists, and may not be able to get more of them this year. If we can get it, we will try!)

If there is a plant you don’t see on any of our lists, please give us a call at (618) 235-2004.

 

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Plant Description Exposure Size Price
Canna Lilies
Cannova® Bronze Leaf Orange The bronze foliage offers striking contrast with the flowers. 30-48″ tall by 14-20″ spread Full Sun 6.5″ 12.99
Cannova® Bronze Leaf Scarlet A very early flowering canna that has scarlet red blooms. Use as an accent plant in the garden or container.30-48″ tall by 14-20″ spread Full Sun 6.5″ 12.99
Cannova® Mango 30-48″ tall by 14-20″ spread Full Sun 6.5″ 12.99
Cannova® Orange Shades This early flowering canna is a radiant, vividly colorful tropical beauty. Use as an accent plant in the garden or container. 30-48″ tall by 14-20″ spread Full Sun 6.5″ 12.99
Cannova® Yellow A very early flowering canna that is an exotic tropical dazzler that makes a great accent plant in the garden or a container. 30-48″ tall by 14-20″ spread Full Sun 6.5″ 12.99
Dipladenias
Dipladenia is in the Mandevilla family but has a different growth pattern. The  foliage is somewhat smaller and the plant is more shrub-like Mandevilla vines climb up vertical structures to seek the canopy light. Dipladenia is a bushier plant whose stems grow down and hang. The two plants have similar brightly colored flowers, but mandevilla has a larger flower. Both plants need the same bright light and dipladenia care is the same as that for the mandevilla vine. The tubular shape of the flower is a natural for attracting hummingbirds.
The Dipladenia Madinia™ Series have large, trumpet-shaped blooms and a controlled, upright habit that is perfect for containers and combinations. They have exceptional heat and drought tolerance.
Madinia™ Red Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 6″ 16.99
Madinia™ Red  Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 10″ 30.00
Madinia™ Red
Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide. Hanging Basket
Full to Part Sun 10″ H.B. 34.00
Madinia™Pink Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 6″ 16.99
Madinia™ Pink Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 10″ 30.00
Madinia™ Pink Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 10″ H.B. 34.00
Madinia™ White Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide Full to Part Sun 6″ 16.99
Madinia™ White
Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide. Hanging Basket
Full to Part Sun 10″
30.00
Madinia™ White
Compact grower with a mounded habit. Grows 12-14″ tall and wide.  Hanging Basket
Full to Part Sun 10″ H.B. 34.00
Bush – Coral Sundenia®  Compact grower with upright habit. 12-24″ tall by 18-24″ spread Full to Part Sun 1 Gal 14.99
Bush – Coral Sundenia® Compact grower with upright habit. 12-24″ tall by 18-24″ spread Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 38.00
Bush – Coral Sundenia® Compact grower with upright habit. 12-24″ tall by 18-24″ spread Full to Part Sun 12″ HB 34.00
Bush – Red Crimson (Original)
Compact grower with upright habit. 12-14″ tall by 12-14″ spread Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 28.00
Summer Romance Yellow Bold yellow flowers with gold throats. 4-6′ tall by 24-36″ wide.  Sun to part Shade 6″ Hoop
24.00
Pretty Pink – Suntory
Vigorous grower with superior branching. 10-15’ x  2-4’ Full to Part Sun 1 Gal 16.99
Pretty Pink – Suntory
Vigorous grower with superior branching. 10-15’ x  2-4’ Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Pretty Red – Suntory
Vigorous grower with superior branching. 4-6′ x 2-3′ Full to Part Sun 1 Gal 16.99
Pretty Red – Suntory
Vigorous grower with superior branching. 4-6′ x 2-3′ Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
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Mandevilla
Bold and showy, mandevilla makes a dramatic statement in a garden bed or a container. This tropical vine has a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms. Use in a garden bed to climb on arbors, Trellises, and mailbox posts. The tubular shape of the flower is a natural for attracting hummingbirds.
 
Apricot – Suntory
Upright & vigorous in habit. Moderate in branching and are natural climbers. 8′ x 3′ On trellis.
Full to Part Sun 1  Gal 16.99
Apricot – Suntory
Upright & vigorous in habit. Moderate in branching and are natural climbers. 8′ x 3′ On trellis.
Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Double Pink Trellis On trellis. Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Yellow Summer Romance
6′ x 2′ On trellis. Full to Part Sun 6″ Hoop
24.00
Sun Parasol® Red Giant Crimson
6-9′ x 2-3′ On trellis. Full to Part Sun 1 Gal 16.99
Sun Parasol® Red Giant Crimson
6-9′ x 2-3′ On trellis. Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Sun Parasol® White Giant 10′ x 2′ On trellis Full to Part Sun 1 Gal
16.99
Sun Parasol® White Giant 10′ x 2′ On trellis Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Mixed Red And White Giants 6-9′ x 2-3′ On trellis. Full to Part Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Alice Du Pont
The flowers are ice pink with darker pink throat. A lovely choice for a Trellis or arbor. 15-20′ On trellis Part Shade 1 Gal
16.99
Alice Du Pont
The flowers are ice pink with darker pink throat. A lovely choice for a Trellis or arbor. 15-20′ On trellis Part Shade 3 Gal 36.00
Mandevilla ‘Tropical Breeze Blushing Pink’ New! Early to bloom, fast- growing Full to Part Sun 6″ 16.99
Mandevilla ‘Tropical Breeze Blushing Pink’ New!
Early to bloom, fast- growing Full to Part Sun 10″
 30.00
Mandevilla ‘Tropical Breeze Blushing Pink’ New! Early to bloom, fast- growing Full to Part Sun 10″ HB 34.00
Hibiscus
Tropical looking, reliable and easy to grow plant
 
Fiesta Dwarf
The yellow-orange blossoms have vibrant fuchsia-pink centers. The ornately ruffled petals are rounded and overlapping. A true party! 2-4′ Bush habit Full Sun 1 Gal 20.00
 Fiesta  The yellow-orange blossoms have vibrant fuchsia-pink centers. The ornately ruffled petals are rounded and overlapping. A true party!3-5′ Bush habit Full Sun 3 Gal 28.00
Fiesta Same great looking blossoms on a Tree Form Full Sun 10″ 44.00
Double Peach
Compact upright shape bearing large, peach double blooms with red centers! Bush Habit
Full Sun 10″
22.00
Double Peach
Compact upright shape bearing large, peach double blooms with red centers! Braided Treeform
Full Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Ft Myers  Yellow Dwarf
Delicate pale yellow blossoms. Treeform
Full Sun 1 Gal 16.99
Ft Myers Yellow Delicate pale yellow blossoms. Bush Habit Treeform
Full Sun 10″
22.00
Ft Myers Yellow Braided tree form. Full Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Painted Lady Pink Vibrant fuchsia colored blossoms with deeper colored centers. Braided Treeform.
Full Sun 10″ 22.00
Painted Lady Pink Braided Treeform. Full Sun 3 Gal 36.00
President Red Dwarf
A  profuse blooming selection with large red flowers against glossy, rich green leaves. Bush Habit
Full Sun 1 Gal 16.99
President Red Dwarf
A  profuse blooming selection with large red flowers against glossy, rich green leaves. Braided Treeform.
Full Sun 10″ 22.00
President Red
A profuse blooming selection with large red flowers against glossy, rich green leaves. Braided Treeform.
Full Sun 3 Gal
36.00
Hollywood Varieties Hollywood Hibiscus shine with vibrant color, long-lasting blooms, and outstanding bud and bloom counts. Assorted Colors. Bush habit.
Full Sun 10″ 46.00
Multi Color Multiple colors on one Plant. Bush habit. Full Sun 10″
30.00
Multi Color Multiple colors on one Plant. Braided Treeform
Full Sun 3 Gal 36.00
Tradewinds Brilliant Red  Large 6″ bright red flowers. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Tradewinds Lilikoi Yellow Golden-yellow blooms with a intensely pink eye. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Tradewinds Orange Sunset Large brilliant orange blooms. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Tradewinds Pinkversicolor Large bright pink blooms with a rose-red eye. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Tradewinds Tahiti Wind Large butterscotch yellow flowers with light red throats. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Tradwinds Mandarin Wind Dwarf
Large orange blooms with bright pink-banded throats. Bush habit.
Full Sun 2 Gal 42.00
Yoder Orange Mandarin Wind Dwarf Orange flowers with red throats. Bush habit.
Full Sun 1 Gal 20.00
Yoder Red Tortuga Wind Dwarf Vibrant red flowers. Bush habit.
Full Sun 1 Gal 20.00
Yoder Yellow Sunny Wind Dwarf Yellow flowers with red throats. Bush habit.
Full Sun 1 Gal 20.00
Yoder Pink Samoa Wind Dwarf Bright pink flowers with deep pink throats. Bush habit.
Full Sun 1 Gal 20.00
Yoder White Wing White Dwarf White flowers Bush habit.
Full Sun 1 Gal
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Other Outstanding Flowering Plants
Barbados Cherry
This small shrub has arching dark brown stems with green leaves and pink flowers followed by red berries. Treeform
Full Sun to Part Sun 1 Gal  20.00
White Bird Of Paradise
Keep the soil moist, but not soggy during the spring through fall. In the winter, allow two inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Full Sun to Part Shade 3 Gal
Bougainvillea – Purple
Vibrant purple flowers on woody stems. Full Sun
12″ HB
34.00
Bougainvillea – Red Vibrant purple flowers on woody stems. Full Sun 12″ HB 34.00
Butterfly Bush – Claredendron Blue Butterfly This butterfly bush not only attracts butterflies, but the two toned flowers actually look like little butterflies. Use as a specimen plant or in a mixed border or container garden. Will grow 2-4′ x 2-3′. Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade 3 Gal 22.00
Heather Cuphea Purple Profuse purple flowers on a versatile, tidy, compact shrub with finely textured, glossy, bright green foliage. 2′ tall and wide Part Sun 1 Gal 9.99
Gardenia Miami Supreme Bush Ivory white flowers with a heavenly fragrance Part Sun to Part Shade
10″ 34.00
Justicia Red Shrimp Plant This exotic looking plant has bright rosy-pink to salmon-colored flower-like bracts are sure to garner attention with their unique shrimp-like appearance. 3-4′ tall and wide. Part to Full Sun 6″ 9.99
Justicia Orange Firecracker
Also known as a Mexican Honeysuckle. Clusters of 1″ orange tubular flowers bloom  throughout summer on this dense shrub-like plant. A favorite Hummingbird plant. Grows 3-4′ tall and 4-6′ wide. Bush Habit.
Part to Full Sun 10″ 24.00
Justicia Orange Firecracker
Braided tree form Part to Full Sun 10.00 42.00
Justicia Yellow Shrimp Plant A profusion of overlapping masses of gold bracts flecked with small white flowers. Attracts hummingbirds Part to Full Sun  3 Gal  24.00
Justicia Yellow Dancer A showy plant that grows  2-3′  Shade to Part Shade 10″ 26.00
Justicia Yellow Dancer Treeform Shade to Part Shade 10″ 44.00
Kalanchoe Flapjack Fleshy, paddle-like leaves form rosettes that resemble the shape of a clamshell; bears clusters of fragrant tubular flowers in early spring. This succulent works as a houseplant. 10-14″ tall Sun 6″
20.00
Kalanchoe Flapjack Fleshy, paddle-like leaves form rosettes that resemble the shape of a clamshell; bears clusters of fragrant tubular flowers in early spring. This succulent works as a houseplant. 10-14″ tall Sun 10″
32.00
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Lantana
They attract hummingbirds and butterflies, smell lemony, take the heat and humidity. What’s there not to love?
Assorted Colors Treeform Sun 10″
42.00
Oleander – Multi Color Oleander is a beautiful and easy-to-grow flowering plant. Braided Treeform
Full Sun 10″ 48.00
Ruellia/Mexican Petunia Purple Showers
A vigorous, upright plant that typically grows in a clump to 3-4′ tall. Heat and drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bush Habit
Part to Full Sun 6″
9.99
Ruellia/Mexican Petunia Purple Showers
A vigorous, upright plant that typically grows in a clump to 3-4′ tall. Heat and drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bush Habit
Part to Full Sun 3 Gal 22.00
Ruellia/Mexican Petunia Purple Showers
A vigorous, upright plant that typically grows in a clump to 3-4′ tall. Heat and drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds. Treeform
Part to Full Sun 3 Gal 38.00
Ruellia/Mexican Petunia White Showers
The white version of the more common purple Ruellia. Can grow to 4′ tall. Part to Full Sun 3 Gal 22.00
Tibouchina Jules Dwarf
Small and striking plant. The flowers grow between 1 and 6 inches. Prolonged bloom time with a profusion of purple flowers
Part Shade to Sun 10″
22.00
Tibouchina Jules Dwarf
Small and striking plant. The flowers grow between 1 and 6 inches. Prolonged bloom time with a profusion of purple flowers Treeform
Part Shade to Sun 10″
42.00
Elephant Ears
Alocasia plants grow best in shade or partial sun. Full sun exposure, especially in warm areas, can damage these plants. Their leaves are held horizontally, with the tips generally pointed upwards. Although they require frequent watering, Alocasia plants need soil that drains well and doesn’t stay soggy.  All can be wintered indoors
Alocasias
Alocasia Calidora Green upright elephant ear grows about 40″ tall with 5-7’ Upright leaves
Part Shade to Part Sun  10″ 34.00
Alocasia Portodora Upright clump with giant, green, heavily-scalloped leaves 6-9′ Part Shade to Part Sun 10″ 34.00
Alocasia Odora California The glossy bronze-green leaves grow to 1′ in length on this tightly clumping elephant ear. Part Shade to Part Sun 10″ 34.00
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Palms
Chinese Fan Palm  A large plant with sprawling fan-like fronds that grow up to 2′ across. Bright Indirect Light 3 Gal 30.00
Majesty Palm   Very regal looking and grows tall Shade to Part Sun 3 Gal 30.00
Windmill Palm  The Windmill Palm features lush, green fronds that fan out from its branches with oblong leaves. This palm is low maintenance and pest resistant. Part Shade to Full Sun 3 Gal 30.00
Outstanding Foliage and Other Tropical Plants
Aloe Vera Easy to grow plant. The gel is useful for burns. Every home should have one! Bright Indirect light 6″l 15.99
Croton Petra Add bright color to a sunny spot in the garden with this very colorful plant. The long, leathery leaves have splashes of red, orange, pink, yellow and green. Easy to grow, but very thirsty plants Part to Full Sun 1 Gal
12.99
Croton Petra Add bright color to a sunny spot in the garden with this very colorful plant. The long, leathery leaves have splashes of red, orange, pink, yellow and green. Easy to grow, but very thirsty plants Part to Full Sun 3 Gal  24.00
Dracaena Colorama Use as a thriller plant in a partly sunny spot. The vibrant foliage and vertical habit adds nice height to a mixed container. Part Sun to Part Shade
10″
24.00
Dracaena Marginata AKA the dragon tree, is an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with green sword-like leaves edged with red.  Can grow 15-20′ x 3-10′ (Can be pruned to keep smaller as an indoor plant.)
Bright indirect light 10″ 24.00
Dracaena Ray of Sunshine Vibrant yellow stripes and darker green edges. An easy to care for plant.
Part Sun to Part Shade
(Part Shade or Filtered Light indoors)
10″ 24.00
Echeveria Assortment Variety of versatile little succulents Full Sun to Part Shade 4″  9.99
Philodendron Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese) A tropical ornamental that has aerial roots growing downwards from the stem. The Swiss cheese plant gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves, which as it ages, becomes covered with holes that resemble Swiss cheese Part Shade to Part Sun 3 Gal  30.00
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia or better known as the ZZ plant One of the easiest houseplants to grow. Low maintenance, drought tolerant.
Part Sun to Part Shade
6″ 20.00
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Fabulous Ferns
Kimberly Queen Fern Upright and arching habit Part to Full Sun 1 Gal 9.99
Kimberly Queen Fern Upright and arching habit Part to Full Sun 3 Gal 24.00
Boston Fern – Hanging Basket The standard in basket ferns. 34″ Spread. Hanging Basket
Part Shade to Shade 10″
24.00
Boston Fern – Hanging Basket The standard in basket ferns. 36-38″ Spread. Hanging Basket
Part Shade to Shade 12″ 28.00
Macho Fern Boston fern on steroids! Very easy to grow Part Shade to Part Sun 1 Gal 9.99
Macho Fern Boston fern on steroids! Very easy to grow Part Shade to Part Sun 3 Gal 24.00
Foxtail Fern Long, upright, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red ornamental berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Part Sun to Sun 6″ 11.99
Grasses and Thrillers
Lemon Grass – Cymbopogon Citratus Whether you choose to cook with it or use it in a mixed container, you can’t go wrong with this easy grass. Grows 3-5′
Sun 1 Gal 12.99
Cordyline Florica/Florida Vivid shades of hot-pink, pale-pink, red, maroon, and green in thrilling color combinations on broad leaves Part Shade to Part Sun 10″ 24.00
Cordyline Hot Pepper (Hawaiian TI) Pink, plum, maroon and deep burgundy foliage makes this a star as a thriller in a container. Part Shade to Part Sun
10″` 24.00
Cordyline Red Star
The spiky burgundy red leaves make this an attractive thriller plant in a mixed container. 3-5′ Part Shade to Sun 1 Gal  14.99
Papyrus-Little Tut Needs constant moisture. 18-24″ x 18-24″ Part Sun to Sun 1 Gal 12.99
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