Sabal palmetto 'Lisa'
This interesting cultivar of Sabal palmetto was only recently discovered (1998) when 3 individuals plants were found growing in SW Florida. Another solitary individual was later found about 100 miles away. This one plant became almost the sole source of seeds for the nursery trade. Sabal 'Lisa' differs from normal Sabal palmetto in having a less divided, less filiferous and stiffer leaf. The leaf is also less costapalmate. The resultant plant is quite striking as seen in the picture. The 'Lisa' form seems to come true from seed about 60-80% of the time and seedlings are hard to differentiate through the first 3 years or so of life. Ten seeds should yield 6-8 true 'Lisas'. I have a very limited number of seeds for sale as they are rare and hard to obtain. Ten seeds for 7.95 which includes shipping which is to U.S. and Canada only.