En EspaÑol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Monday - July 11, 2005

From: East Providence, RI
Region: Northeast
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Seed source for non-native Cenipa americana
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

The Genipa americana plant or seeds, do you have it on sale too?

ANSWER:

Genipap or Jacqua (Genipa americana) is native to Central and South America. All of the seeds for sale in our Wild Ideas store are for plants native to North America since that is the focus of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. We have two plant sales each year, our Spring Plant Sale and our Fall Plant Sale, at which we sell plants native to the Central Texas area. You can try searching our National Suppliers Directory for nurseries and seed companies specializing in native plants in the more tropical states (e.g., Florida) and contact them to see if they have Genipa americana seeds or plants for sale. I did a quick Google search and found a nursery, Govardhan Gardens, in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico that appears to have plants for sale. If there are grocery stores in the Providence area that specialize in South American products, these or other South Amerian speciality stores might be a good possible source for seeds.
 

More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Native Plants for Shaded North Slope in Ohio
January 03, 2013 - I have a shaded north hillside which needs erosion control plants. Mostly moss and very thin grass grows there now. Please help!
view the full question and answer

Bulk seed purchases for naturalizing area in Rochelle VA
March 10, 2011 - I am planning on naturalizing an area, ~ 7 acres, with wildflowers. I am spending quite a bit preparing the acreage and find I am falling short on funds for the bulk purchase of wildflower seeds. Ca...
view the full question and answer

Sources for buffalo grass seed in Junction, TX
December 19, 2004 - I'm looking for a local supplier for buffalograss sod near Junction, Texas. I want to have it installed on my dad's gravesite. The cemetary in Junction has minimal maintenance available and, of co...
view the full question and answer

Locating Rudbeckia cultivar in San Antonio
April 16, 2010 - Hello, I’m searching for one-gallon plants of Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa “Viette’s Little Suzy” to purchase either from a San Antonio or area nursery or through a mail order Texas Grower. Is th...
view the full question and answer

Recommendations for a slope in Margaretville, NY
April 21, 2010 - Mr. Smarty Plants, We really love all of your ideas on our 60 degree bank needing plants to keep the topsoil in place. The grasses you suggested are beautiful!!!! They will look incredible against the...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center