New for 2017 - Doing Double Duty - Clockwise from top left: Winter Thriller Red Racer Helleborus, Winter Thriller Wedding Ruffles Helleborus, Winter Thriller Midnight Ruffles Helleborus, Pretty in Pink Iochroma, Pink Perfektion Angel's Trumpet, Goldflame Angel's Trumpet, Little Ruby Hybrid Dogwood, Twist of Orange Abelia

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Doing Double Duty! For 2017 we have added some amazing new plants that we are genuinely excited about! Helleborus are durable, deer and rabbit proof, long-lived perennials with long lasting flowers that brighten the winter and spring garden. Chris Hansen's Winter Thriller™ series are no slouches producing large 3" wide flowers in amazing colors, many are the highly prized double forms, all on vigorous plants that flower at a young age and over an exceptionally long period. This year we have added the dark and dusky Midnight Ruffles, the pure white Wedding Ruffles, and the velvety deep wine colored Red Racer.

Angel's Trumpets, we're talking the big beautiful Brugmansias here, also come in doubles and we are adding some of the best hybrids available to our selection. The long lasting richly fragrant flowers of Goldflame open primrose yellow and deepen to gold. Pink Perfektion begins flowering at a young age and produces wave after wave of double or more intensely fragrant flowers that open cream and deepen to a glossy rich pink. Not a double, but a flowering machine is Peruvian Princess, truly one of the most freely flowering Angel's Trumpets in our collection, it produces loads of pink to deep pink richly fragrant trumpets on a compact plant suitable for container culture. Watch for us to add more cultivars as the season progresses. Iochromas or Tubeflowers are close cousins to Angel's Trumpets and their tubular 2-3" long flowers are produced in clusters of 50 or more hummingbird attracting flowers. This year we have added Pretty in Pink, an unusual color form for this shrub-like, year round flowering, easy to grow tropical.

Are you ready for a compact double pink dogwood? How about one that produces long lasting deep maroon fall and winter color on a nearly evergreen plant (down to about 15ºF at least) that can be grown as a densely branching medium to large shrub or can be trained as a small tree? Well Little Ruby™ Dogwood has it all including new growth tinged with reds. Not all flowers are double but the petal count, actually the showy bracts, can range as high as up to 15 for an individual flower and colors range into near reds. Not only that but this little guy is disease resistant, including against the deadly dogwood anthracnose and the generally just annoying powdery mildew. Developed at NCSU through the breeding work of Dr. Tom Ranney, the first release in this series of hybrid dogwoods is sure to be a hit! They aren't quite ready yet but 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 they do become available.

Abelias are always doing double duty, not only do they survive but even thrive in some of the most difficult garden and landscape spots but their clusters of trumpet shaped flowers provide nectar to bees, butterflies, and even passing hummingbirds. Twist of Orange™ Abelia has some of the most outstanding foliage coloration to date when it comes to this reliable shrub with foliage colors that run the gamut ranging from reds, through oranges, yellows, greens, and bronzes with an overall orange overtone. Twist of Orange™ has a compact rounded medium-sized habit. Can you imagine the possibilities?!

For 2017 expect to see us add more exciting new perennial Hibiscus cultivars, Camellias, figs, native plants, plants for pollinators, fragrant plants, tropical plants and much more! Check out our 2017 New Plants category to see our full listing of latest additions.

At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual, and hard to find plants including a 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, 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. From unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus to the fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, true Jasmines, and Night Blooming Cereus as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums or Orchid Cacti. Each year we add more and more perennials it seems 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.

Useful Website Features: 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 2016 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available as 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, either one will take you there.  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 that product is available. You do need to be registered and signed in for this feature to work. This does not add you to any other mailing lists and 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 2014 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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