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Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Blazing Star (10799 readers)Contributed by amazon 03.07. 2007 09:43:19 Topic: Plants / Perennials
Superb for garden or vase! A Colorful and Compact Bright Violet Dwarf! 18-inch bloomspikes are content in full sun or partial shade! More compact but no less colorful than its taller cousins, this dwarf Blazing Stars offers bright rosy-purple plumes on neat 18-inch stalks for the summer garden! Blooming abundantly, the plants are happy in full sun or part shade, remaining attractive long after its midsummer bloom with fresh, grasslike foliage that stays neat and colorful well into fall. A hardy ...
Herniaria glabra - Green Carpet (10798 readers)Contributed by amazon 03.09. 2007 10:24:24 Topic: Plants / Perennials
This lovely bright green creeper spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant. A fairly flat plant of about two inches, it has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots like a Creeping Thyme) which helps with water conservation. It likes full sun but it can take partial shade. Related to Carnations and Dianthus. Foliage turns red during winter for great winter interest. Tiny white star flowers in summer. Perfect for walkways, rock garden paths or as a lawn su ...
Hippeastrum 'La Paz' - Amaryllis (9601 readers)Contributed by amazon 18.10. 2007 09:14:30 Topic: Plants / Bulbs
The slender, pointed upper petals are dark coral while the lower petals are greenish-white edged in dark coral. The star-shaped flower has darker midveins and a faint green throat. Cybister Amaryllis:Another new class of amaryllis, these exotic, species-type varieties are most fanciful. They are characterized by their slender, spidery flowers. Evergreen varieties, they should be grown throughout the year in good sized pots. ...
Magnolia 'Betty' - girl magnolia (22180 readers)Contributed by havlis 08.04. 2008 08:40:09 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs
In 1955 and 1956 several crosses between m.liliflora and m.stellata were made at the U.S. National Arboretum by William F. Kosar and Dr. Francis de Vos. These selections bloom two-four weeks later than other spring blooming magnolias, reducing the possibility of frost damage to minimum. Betty’s flowers are deep purple outside and almost white inside, there are up to 19 narrow, long petals which in full bloom open like a star as much as 20 cm wide with strong citrus scent. It has attractive brigh ...
Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses (9544 readers)Contributed by pph 01.08. 2011 12:00:47 Topic: Plants / Other Match on Article's text
‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie flowers that love it as the mercury climbs and look just right shimmering in the sun. Add into the mix the calming balance of some flowering grasses and you have a ready-made planting combination that ...