Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine

Dioscorea discolor

Dioscoreaceae

Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine
Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine
Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine
Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine
Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam, Variegated Potato vine
Large deep green heart shaped foliage is veined with silver and randomly splotched with maroon and black. A vigorous but manageable unusual perennial tropical vine.

 

Grows To: 8-15'H

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Indoor Light: High

Soil Types & Moisture: Average moisture, well-drained soils.

Native To / Cultivar Origin: S America

Container Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml

Price: $ 7.99
Catalog ID# 3128
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White Bleeding Heart Vine
The White Bleeding Heart Vine produces large clusters of white, bell shaped, flower like calyces from which deep red almost butterfly-like flowers emerge. This vigorous twining tropical climber will flower throughout the warmer months of the year or practically year round where protected from frosts and freezes. The dark green foliage acts as the perfect foil for the long-lasting bright white calyces. The White Bleeding Heart Vine may freeze to the ground in the coldest portions of its range but established plants typically return in spring. An easy and rewarding container plant where not hardy. Item # 723. Price: US$9.99

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The White Bleeding Heart Vine produces large clusters of white, bell shaped, flower like calyces from which deep red almost butterfly-like flowers emerge. This vigorous twining tropical climber will flower throughout the warmer months of the year or practically year round where protected from frosts and freezes. The dark green foliage acts as the perfect foil for the long-lasting bright white calyces. The White Bleeding Heart Vine may freeze to the ground in the coldest portions of its range but established plants typically return in spring. An easy and rewarding container plant where not hardy. Item # 723.
 
Giant Salvia, Japanese Glorybower, Red Glorybower
Massive spikes of crimson blooms, to 24" high and 16" wide, are held above the large, tropical, heart-shaped leaves. Blooms throughout summer and into fall. A tough old Heirloom that will slowly spread by underground runners finding its way to the perfect garden position. In freeze free climates the Japanese Glory Bower can grow into an 8-12' high shrub with flowers on every branch. An excellent plant for long tongued pollinators but especially hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Item# 1048. Price: US$12.99

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Massive spikes of crimson blooms, to 24" high and 16" wide, are held above the large, tropical, heart-shaped leaves. Blooms throughout summer and into fall. A tough old Heirloom that will slowly spread by underground runners finding its way to the perfect garden position. In freeze free climates the Japanese Glory Bower can grow into an 8-12' high shrub with flowers on every branch. An excellent plant for long tongued pollinators but especially hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Item# 1048.
Price: US$12.99

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Variegated Blue Sky Vine, Blue Trumpet Vine
View Large creamy yellow, white, and green foliage acts as the backdrop for large hanging clusters of 3" wide, sky blue trumpet shaped flowers that are produced on new growth throughout the summer and into fall. The Variegated Blue Sky Vine is a vigorous twining tropical vine that revels in the warmth of summer and this form appears to be just as vigorous and sun loving as the solid green form. Evergreen in frost free locations, establish in spring once the danger of frost has past as a die-back perennial vine in zones 8-9, or it can easily be maintained as a container plant where not hardy. Item# 1234 Price: US$14.99

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Large creamy yellow, white, and green foliage acts as the backdrop for large hanging clusters of 3" wide, sky blue trumpet shaped flowers that are produced on new growth throughout the summer and into fall. The Variegated Blue Sky Vine is a vigorous twining tropical vine that revels in the warmth of summer and this form appears to be just as vigorous and sun loving as the solid green form. Evergreen in frost free locations, establish in spring once the danger of frost has past as a die-back perennial vine in zones 8-9, or it can easily be maintained as a container plant where not hardy. Item# 1234
Price: US$14.99

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Apricot Sun Firecracker Flower, Crossandra
Clusters of widely flaring soft orange blooms are borne throughout the year and are held above and among the rich deep green glossy foliage on an upright to spreading herbaceous tropical. Crossandras are excellent for mixed containers and in the garden for bright color in shaded areas where they often flower until frost. If kept from freezing temperatures they can easily reach 3-4' high or can easily be pruned to keep them in bounds. Item# 9820 Price: US$7.99

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Clusters of widely flaring soft orange blooms are borne throughout the year and are held above and among the rich deep green glossy foliage on an upright to spreading herbaceous tropical. Crossandras are excellent for mixed containers and in the garden for bright color in shaded areas where they often flower until frost. If kept from freezing temperatures they can easily reach 3-4' high or can easily be pruned to keep them in bounds. Item# 9820
 
Grande Peacock Ginger, Resurrection Lily
A big and bold Peacock Ginger as the name Grande implies, it produces a rosette of silver splashed blue-tinged green leaves that are up to 2' long and the plants grow to 2' high and wide. This easy to grow shade loving perennial prefers a moist humus rich well drained soil. Grande Peacock Ginger goes totally dormant in winter and waits until the soil warms in spring before producing clusters of large rosy pink flowers that fade away before the tropical foliage emerges. Grow it in the garden as a summer groundcover, specimen, or as a container plant where not hardy. Peacock Gingers are like Hostas for mild winter regions. Item# 11009
Price: US$9.99

Description & growing info

 
A big and bold Peacock Ginger as the name Grande implies, it produces a rosette of silver splashed blue-tinged green leaves that are up to 2' long and the plants grow to 2' high and wide. This easy to grow shade loving perennial prefers a moist humus rich well drained soil. Grande Peacock Ginger goes totally dormant in winter and waits until the soil warms in spring before producing clusters of large rosy pink flowers that fade away before the tropical foliage emerges. Grow it in the garden as a summer groundcover, specimen, or as a container plant where not hardy. Peacock Gingers are like Hostas for mild winter regions. Item# 11009
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Coral Porterweed
1/2" salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Coral Porterweed is a vigorous grower making it a good choice for the back of the border. It is also known as  Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Item# 372. Price: US$7.99

Description & growing info

 
1/2" salmon pink blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. The flowers are filled with nectar from before dusk until nearly dark making this a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Coral Porterweed is a vigorous grower making it a good choice for the back of the border. It is also known as  Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed. Item# 372.
 
Ti-Ti, Leatherwood Tree
A native of Louisiana's wet soils, this tardily deciduous shrub produces 6" long drooping clusters of creamy-white flowers from May to June. The flowers are held against glossy dark green willow-like foliage. Glowing red, orange, and yellow fall color.  Item # 677 Price: US$12.99

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A native of Louisiana's wet soils, this tardily deciduous shrub produces 6" long drooping clusters of creamy-white flowers from May to June. The flowers are held against glossy dark green willow-like foliage. Glowing red, orange, and yellow fall color.  Item # 677
Price: US$12.99

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White Profusion Butterfly Bush
View White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735. Price: US$9.99

Description & growing info

 
White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735.
 
Silver Spires White Vitex, Chaste Tree
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An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

Price: US$14.99

Description & growing info

 

An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

Price: US$14.99

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Lace-Leaf Vitex, Cut-Leaf Vitex
View Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787. Price: US$9.99

Description & growing info

 
Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787.