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TPP's Carnivorous Plant Carnival - One Day Only - Tomorrow 8/10!

Carnivorous Plant Event Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

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ONE DAY ONLY! Tomorrow, Saturday August 10th from 11am -6pm The Plant Provocateur brings you the Carnivorous Plant Carnival! For one day only, I’ll be offering up some of the strangest plants you’ll ever meet. There will be Insect Eating… Venus Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula ‘King Henry’ one of the largest trap growers around), North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia, which some refer to as Cobra Lily, although it is not a true Cobra Lily), Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes), and Drosera (Sundew) for the offering.

Prices will vary as there will be rare, unusual, hard to find, one of a kind (hybrids) on hand. I’ve amassed a small collection for both the curious and the collector. I will be on hand to explain what you can expect from your plant and how to care for it. If you’re interested in growing something a bit alien and fantastical, drop on by and check them out. Plants are strictly first come first serve. Shop hours will be 11am-6pm. Hope to see you!

Outdoor Plant Safari Sale - This Weekend Sat. 6/1 and Sun. 6/2 at TPP!

Outdoor Garden Plant Sale  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

The time has come…The Plant Provocateur will be holding an Outdoor Plant Safari Sale at The Plant Provocateur shop this weekend Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. It’s time to purge The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden’s grounds and greenhouse. Time to share some plant treasures with the world in order to make room for a new batch of horticultural hotness! This has become the annual event where, for a rare moment, I offer up some of my collection of outdoor living plants.

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Curious, mysterious, chic, unique plants, some of which you may have never seen before, will be up for the offering. Flowering vines such as Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine” from India with its big, pleated tropical leaves and dreamy scented flowers. Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Island Bell Flower Vine from the Canary Islands that produces startling orange lantern-like flowers, actively grows, blooms, dies down, then starts the whole cycle over again. Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’, one of the largest in the Potato Vine family, produces large tropical blue parachute-like flowers and dense coverage on whatever it climbs on. Cobaea scandens ‘Mexican Cup and Saucer vine from Mexico, produces plump white flowers that age to deep purple and resemble a cup and saucer. Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fish Bone’ cactus with its quirky fish bone-like foliage that produces spectacular bicolor flowers.

Some other rarities include Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco from Chile with its tall spikes of deep red pipe-like flowers. Brilliantaisia ‘Tropical Giant Salvia from Africa that prefers a bright shady spot and will reward you with 4 to 6 foot tall spikes topped with blue and white flowers that remind me of swans swimming. Another cool plant from Africa in the offering is Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’. Imagine if a thistle and a sunflower had a baby and it’s flowers were a smoky purple sunflower looking thing! Very unique and different!

Some of the plants offered have been grown from seed, cuttings, or collected from The Huntington Botanical Gardens and other California plant sales. There will also be unique succulents, bromeliads, heirloom tomato plants, and other treasures on hand. Plants come in 4”, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes. Some plants are starters and others are specimens. So, if you’re up for adding a little something chic and unique to your outdoor garden come by and check it out. All plants are first come, first serve, no exceptions.

The Plant Provocateur Private Collection Plant Sale Event!!! June 13-14

|Heirloom Tomatoes + Tigridia pavonia|

|Heirloom Tomatoes + Tigridia pavonia|

It's time to kick off the summer season with some super cool offerings from the The Plant Provocateur shop.  The Plant Provocateur is bringing you the best of his private collection of hard to find, rare, heirloom, and unusual plants.  Some are drought tolerant; some are for the collector of all things cool and groovy in the plant world.  Are you a plant-a-holic?  When you see cool plants do you get weak in the knees?

Well, The Plant Provocateur has got a few things for your plant fix!  Heirloom and old fashion tomatoes are on the menu.  Got a lot of great varieties to choose from.  Funky bulbs like the brilliant Tigridia pavonia and deep black forest Calla lily will be in the mix.

|Aechmea sp. + Cereus forbesii|

|Aechmea sp. + Cereus forbesii|

What about some easy care, low-water tropicals?  Or Stunning drought tolerant plants that you don't see everywhere.  All kinds of plants will be offered!  The Plant Provocateur has got 'em!  Isn't it time to up the style of your plant profile with some horticultural hotness?!

|Stictocardia beraviensis + Sarracenia leucophylla|

|Stictocardia beraviensis + Sarracenia leucophylla|

The plants offered have either been privately grown or collected from The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden or beyond!  Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th plants will be featured both on the shop patio shared with Muddy Paw Coffee and in The Plant Provocateur shop.  So, mark your calendars and get ready for the ultimate Plant Provocateur plantasy! 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  This plant event can be found on the patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd..  Shop hours: Sat 6/13 11am-6pm and Sun 6/14 12noon-5pm.  For additional info call the shop at 323-774-4836 during store hours.