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Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Angel Snow' (8/01)

lc: veined white but also sectored white near the margins. The margination is not continuous but is
lc: variable, covering perhaps 20-40% of the margin at best.
ns: see 'Minor Variegata' below
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Anne' ('Red Anne') (8/01)

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NOS Trial Gardens. Spring 2004. This is a true breakthrough cultivar, bigger, bolder, and stronger in all parts. It rivals a Coleus for size and color.

lc: veined true rich red, non-fading, colored up to 55% in some blades.
lm: blade is arched nicely and is slightly undulate for a nice effect.
lt: blades and stems are very thick, suggesting polyploidy perhaps.
eval: this is one of the most impressive red cultivars introduced. It is head and shoulders above old "red vein" types for its thick, durable foliage and stunning colors.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Argyroneura' (var. argyroneura)

lc: veined white.
eval: the newer cultivars listed here are generally superior. Many of them have a dark green base color
eval: for better contrast. Many are more compact, have wider vein color, vein arch, broader blades, etc.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Argyroneura Minima'

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Conservatory, Biltmore Estate and Gardens, Asheville NC USA. Summer 2003. This dwarf gets no more perfect than this example.

ha: very compact, sometimes a miniature
lc: white veins
ll: 1.0 in.
lu: popular for adding color to terrarium plantings where this clone is not out of size or scale.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Bianco Verde'

lc: medium green with primary and secondary veins in white.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Black Emerald' (8/01)

lc: dark blackish green with white veins. Contrast is sharp.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Black Star' (5/4)

lc: very dark blackish-green, veined reddish-rose to 20% in mature leaves, to 45% in very young leaves.
lw,lw: 4-5cm long x 2-3cm wide - blades narrower than other new cultivars which are often 4-5cm wide
ls: blades are more distinctly elliptic in the young plant we have under trial.
in: We obtained a plant with the Exotic Angel label in 2004 but it was not listed in their website catalog/reference in May 2004.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Daisy' (8/01)

lc: veined white with white and lime green sectors mixed in.
id: similar to 'Angel Snow' except in the lime green
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Fortissimo' (8/01)

lc: new growth very thinnly pink veined becoming cream veins. Blades are 95% green.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Frankie' (8/01)

lc: blades 95% pink becoming pink mottled green in the intervein areas. Green margins.
lm: distinctly serrate
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Josan' (8/01)

lc: rose-red veined
lm: crenulate
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Juanita' ('Janita'?)(8/01)

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NOS Trial Gardens. Spring 2004. A lovely bold and shrimp-colored clone.

lc: rich pink veined to 85% of surface, especially in the first two or three young blades. Occasional leaves are all pink with just a few green spots until it matures with greener intervenal sections.
ls: blade is wider, more ovate than most other pink veined clones.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Miniature Variegated'

ns: a listed name.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Minima' = 'Nana'

 

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Mini Supera' (8/01)

ha: compact
lc: dark green with sharply contrasting white primary and secondary veins.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Mini White'

ha: compact, miniature
lc: veins white
ns: this may just be a convenient trade name for the older 'Argyroneura Minima' which is a mouthful and
ns: and fills up a label fast! We have no information on how these taxa differ.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Minor Variegata' = 'Angel Snow'?

ns: according to Glasshouse Works (online catalog 2001) this is marketed as 'Angel Snow'. Not having
ns: found valid publication of 'Minor Variegata' prior to the 1959 cutoff we are using the vernacular name
ns: at the present time.
so:
Glasshouse Works

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Nana' ('Minima' in part)

ha: dwarf

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Pearcei' (var. pearcei, 'Pink Nerve', Fittonia pearcei)

lc: carmine pink veined.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Pink Vein' (8/01)

lc: veined pink with a whitish midrib
ls: more ovate than some clones
ns: the name 'Pink Nerve' is used for 'Pearcei' which appears to be more richly colored.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Purple Vein' (8/01)

ha: more upright than some cultivars
lc: photo at Exotic Angel (online catalog 2001) shows white not purple veins
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Red Vein' (8/01)

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NOS Trial Garden. Spring 2004. This is probably the same as the old 'Rubrovenosa' - unfortunately we have nothing under that name to compare.

lc: rather thin rose-red veins. Some other clones have wider vein pigments.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Rubrovenosa' ('Rubrovenosa Pink')

lc: rose-red veins

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Stripes Forever'

so: Glasshouse Works

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'Superba'

ns: listed name.

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'White Anne' (8/01)

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NOS Trial Garden. Spring 2004. This is the best of the full-sized white cultivars for popular use.

lc: dark with numerous white veins even down to the tertiary and quarternary level. We have seen plants up to 80% white on the surface but 50% coverage
lc: is common. This is one of the more "white washed" cultivars available.
ls:, lm broadly ovate, wider than some cultivars. Margins are undulate and sometimes dentate but a slightly less degree than 'Anne'
lt: blades are thick much like the original red 'Anne'.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants

Fittonia verschaffeltii 'White Brocade' (8/01)

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NOS Trial Garden. Spring 2004. The darker blades give a sharp contrast. It is not as highly marked as some newer ones but the traditional look still impresses.

lc: very wide white veins on primary and secondary veins only. It has good "vein arch" which means the
lc: veins incurve nice and are less straight than in many cultivars. Dark green base color for maximum contrast.
ls: broadly ovate, wider than some cultivars.
photo, wholesale source:
Exotic Angel Plants