We have added over 100 new plants to our lineup for the 2018 season! Just in time for the summer pollinator season we have added a collection of new Lantanas, Salvias, Agastache, Butterfly Bushes, and much more! We now offer 3 new Chapel Hill Lantanas: Miss Tara™, Sunset Orange, and Sunny Side Up. These new additions from the breeding work of Dr. Michael Dirr and company at Plant Introductions, Inc. all have mounding to spreading growth habits, dark green foliage, and improved cold hardiness over typical Lantanas allowing these to be used as reliable perennials well into zone 7. We have also added the first certified sterile Lantanas: Bloomify™ Red and Bloomify™ Rose developed by the University of Florida. The Bloomify™ Lantanas have a compact rounded habit and exceptional flower power! The perennial Salvias are excellent garden additions not only for their ability to attract pollinators like hummingbirds but their reliable summer long display of bright colorful tubular blossoms. For 2018 we have added: Killer Cranberry, Little Kiss – a miniature form of the ever popular Hot Lips, Violet and White Autumn Sages, Cherry Chief, Cherry Queen, and Scarlet Spires. We love the large type Pentas for their sheer flower power and this year we have added the unusually colored deep fuchsia Jessica Pentas. Butterfly Bushes are famous for their ability to draw in pollinators of all sizes with their nectar rich, fragrant flowers and breeders have provided a menagerie of colors and sizes along with sterility in many of the newer cultivars. We have added Buzz™ Soft Pink, Summer Sips© Sangria, the Louisiana Super Plant Selection – Butterfly Petite© Tutti Frutti, and Butterfly Petite© Blue Heaven. Agastache are excellent pollinator plants with the shorter flowered types like the brand new Little Adder attracting bees of all shapes and sizes. The long tubular flowered types of Agastache were designed for hummingbird pollination and for 2018 we have added these perennial types: Coronado© Red, Bolero, and Morello. These heat and humidity tolerant Hummingbird Mints will flower from spring to fall. It is difficult to find a plant that is more adored by pollinators than the Porterweeds and this year we are adding the wonderfully free flowering Henlea's Hummingbird Heaven. This purple form of the Coral Porterweed has a much nicer denser habit than Coral Porterweed and larger flowers than the Purple and Lavender Porterweeds. Watch for a limited supply of our variegated Coral Porterweed – Mercedes Magic to become available this summer! You can view all of our latest additions in our 2018 New Plants category by clicking here!
For any item that we show to be out of stock, feel free to register and log into the website and click the "Email me when ready" link below our "out of stock" message so that you can be first in line when that plant does become available. As soon as we add that item back into the inventory our system will send you a one-time notification letting you know that the plant is again available for purchase.
At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and even Clematis. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available.
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Out of Stock Products: The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2018 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and signed in for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. You can sign up to join our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
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Tracking: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition.
Almost Eden has again proudly been selected by its customers as one of the Garden Watchdog Top 30 Mail Order Nurseries and we were selected as a Top 5 Company for Tropicals and Tender Perennials for 2016 as well. We can only respond by expressing our gratitude to our loyal and friendly customer base, typical plant people:). Click here to learn more about what they are saying about us on the Garden Watchdog.
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