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Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera (3559 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.08. 2014 21:24:42 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall. ...

Liatris spicata 'Floristan white' - blazing star, gayfeather (3110 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.06. 2014 11:23:32 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Blazing star is a popular perennial in European gardens. ...

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Queen' - sage (3594 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.06. 2014 21:23:50 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Salvia is a large genus, containing about 900 species. In our climate mostly common (evergreen) sage is grown for culinary uses. Also, very popular are those of subtropical origin that are used here as annuals with long flowering season, especially in public areas. We concentrate on herbaceous perennials which are not widely cultivated and we believe that there are species, hybrids, and varieties worth the job. ...

Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower (3524 readers)
Contributed by havlis 21.05. 2014 21:50:14 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stem ...

Geranium himalayense 'Baby blue' - Himalayan cranesbill (3487 readers)
Contributed by havlis 21.05. 2014 21:42:22 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Cranesbill is a genus comprising of about 300 species. It is commonly used as a ground-covering perennial which can quickly form a respectable carpet. When if full bloom it offers a solid, one-colour show which in mass plantings looks stunning. Thanks to low growth it mostly finds its place under trees and shrubs, as well as in mixed borders along with other perennials. ...

Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue' - Lily of the Nile (10273 readers)
Contributed by amazon 25.05. 2011 13:00:02 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Give Midknight Blue Agapanthus some thought for your garden as it can offer so much. When in bloom, the flowers can attract butterflies or hummingbirds-always a pleasant site to view from your kitchen window. ...

Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts' - Dwarf Bleeding Heart (28524 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 09:07:32 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Ivory Hearts Bleeding Heart - Dicentra Ivory Hearts Family: Fumariaceae Origin: Hybrid origin. An exceptionally long-blooming hybrid with bunches of nallow, white, heart-shaped flowers over robust, finely-cut blue-green foliage. ...

Duchesnea indica - Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry (13306 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 08:43:14 Topic: Plants / Perennials

A semi- evergreen trailing perennial, this species grows to a height of 4 in (10 cm) and multiplies rapidly by runners to an indefinite spread. It is useful as a ground cover and for bed edging, hanging baskets and pots. It has dark green leaves and bright, 1 in (25 mm) wide, yellow flowers from spring to early summer. ...

Gillenia trifoliata - Indian Physic (15587 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 08:34:54 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Indain Physics (Gillenia trifoliata) Airy, bush forming plant with green lanceolate foliage. A great plant for the landsaping if multiple plants are used. Gillenia perfroms best in partial shade of rull sun in a moist well drained soil. ...

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow (28725 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.08. 2008 11:43:00 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry locations. Fern-like leaves are fine and deep green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Flowers come out in flat corymbs in early summer. They are vivid red with tiny yellow centres. It tolerates wide range of soils except for boggy and wet. ...

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' - Coral Bells (17646 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.08. 2008 11:33:49 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Rock-Geranium Dales Strain (Heuchera americana Dales Strain) Silvery, mottled evergreen foliage. tough and reliable. Greenish-white flowers. Use for shady borders and ground cover. Plant in partial or full shade. Plant 12-15 inches apart. Grows 14 tall. Hardy in zones 3-9. Hardiness Zone: 4 ...

Heuchera x villosa 'Citronelle' - Coral Bells (15206 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.08. 2008 11:24:51 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Family: Saxifragaceae Origin: Hybrid origin. Bright lime yellow-green foliage. Cream flowers. Exceptionally strong grower for this coloring. Sun to partial shade and well-drained, alkaline, organic soil. Excellent plants for the front of the perennial border or among trees and shrubs. Growing in 4 pot. ...

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant (50521 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.08. 2008 11:15:23 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Euphorbia lathyris is also known as the mole plant because of its reputation for deterring the activity of this creature. A native of Mediterranean areas, and has also been introduced into the USA. The seeds have in the past been used for medicinal purposes and for the production of lamp oil. ...

Lavandula angustifolia 'Pink Perfume' - English Lavender (10716 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.08. 2008 11:04:08 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Pink Perfume - Light Pink Fragrant Flowers | Lavenders have always been popular, both for their fragrant silvery foliage and the many different shades of purple in the flowers. Useful for dry, sunny spots, hedging and pots, their versatility, range and diversity keeps interest alive in these lovely shrubs. Lavender is used in many fields in particular its reputed therapeutic qualities in aromatherapy for healing and peace of mind, spiritually as a raiser of perception and alertness, culinary, he ...

Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian Angel' - Bear's Breeches (14896 readers)
Contributed by amazon 17.07. 2008 10:40:58 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Acanthus mollis Tasmanian Angel: Large, Handsome Leaves Sport Gold in Spring, White in Summer A stylish new look for the classic favorite Bears Breeches, Tasmanian Angel begins spring with new leaves of dark blue-green edged and freckled in gold. As the weather warms, the gold turns to yellow, then ivory, and finally pure white, all the while calling attention to these large, deeply lobed leaves. ...

Abelmoschus manihot - Sunset Hibiscus (50762 readers)
Contributed by amazon 17.07. 2008 08:21:09 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Edible Sunset Hibiscus (Abelmoschus manihot) Known also as an edible hibiscus, this obscure Chinese species is a tropical perennial, half shrub that can reach 6 feet in height. ...

Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion'® - thread leaf coreopsis (31135 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 07:23:34 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot. ...

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' - windflower (17281 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 06:42:32 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Praecox is earlier than other summer blooming anemones. It often starts flowering already in early August and continues until end September. It has 40-60 cm long stalks with up to 15 flowers of deep pink colour, 4-6 cm wide. The outter petals are slightly darker which makes another interesting dimension of the bloom. 3-palmate basal leaves are mid to dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. ...

Aconitum napellus - monkshood (50073 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 06:23:34 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Monkshood is a showy perennial flowering in summer. The flowers are indigo blue, formed in erect racemes on stems that can be 1.5 tall. Individual flowers open up from July and continue as the stems grow taller until end August. Leaves are deeply lobed, almost dissected, mid green, very ornamental. A favourite cut flower. ...

Arum italicum - lords and ladies (57211 readers)
Contributed by havlis 20.04. 2008 21:24:42 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. New leaves rise in early autumn in the first phase, and overwinter until the following year. The second phase of new leaves comes in early spring. They die out in mid summer when the plant u ...

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - Siberian Bugloss (35016 readers)
Contributed by havlis 08.04. 2008 08:57:30 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Brunnera is rhizomatous perennial with soft, hairy, hear-shaped leaves. Variety Jack Frost has large, silver leaves with strong, dark green veins and clearly defined margins. Clusters of forget-me-not like blue flowers appear on about 20cm tall stalks in early to mid spring. ...

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' - Hardy Geranium (13735 readers)
Contributed by amazon 27.03. 2008 17:31:50 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Hardy Geranium cinereum Ballerina Family: Geraniaceae Origin: The species is native to the central Pyrenees. Award-winning compact variety with slightly ruffled, cupped flowers. The iced-pink, heart-shaped petals are intricately patterned with very dark-maroon veining which converges into an eye. Small gray-green foliage is full and deeply-lobed, curling a little. ...

Geranium 'Blue Blood' - Hardy Geranium (10536 readers)
Contributed by amazon 27.03. 2008 17:28:14 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Origin: Hybrid origin. Large, dark purple-blue flowers accentuated with even darker veining create a sea of color over a bushy plant. Foliage turns red in the fall. The darkest large-flowering geranium. ...

Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola' - triplet lily, wild hyacinth (41102 readers)
Contributed by havlis 22.03. 2008 17:05:19 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Triplet lily is a beautiful and easy cormous perennial. It flowers in end May or June for about 3 weeks. Flowers are star shaped, violet-blue, borne on 30-50 long stems, each bearing about 10 blooms. Mid green leaves are linear. Cut flowers last 2 weeks in a vase, or left uncut in the garden they bloom for 3 weeks. The flowers look very much like agapanthus. ...

Bletilla striata - hyacinth orchid (41993 readers)
Contributed by havlis 22.03. 2008 17:01:10 Topic: Plants / Perennials

How about a garden orchid? If you like unusual plants look at this princess from China. It is a hardy plant that can be planted outdoors down to USDA zone 5. Typically orchid-like flowers are magenta or lavender pink, 4-5 cm wide, borne at tips of 15-25 cm long stems. There can be 6-12 flowers on each stem. It starts flowering in June and continues for about a month. ...

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