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Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor' - Monkshood Plants / Perennials

Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor'

White flowers with irregular blue edge. Aconitum - Monk s Hood; Family: Ranunculaceae; Grows best planted in partial shade, moist, cool, fertile soil. Unusual sprawling upright perennials, erect stems bear hooded flowers. Excellent for shady perennial borders and cut flowers. …

Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii' - Erect Sword Fern Plants / Ferns

Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii' - Erect Sword Fern

This great little fern does well in a wide range of conditions but best of all is that it is compact in size and is one of the few ferns that fairs well with neglect and does extremely well in wet habitats. It stays under 12 tall and sends creeping runners which sprout new plantlets. When it is actively …

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree Plants / Perennials

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree

Australian native known for its thick black trunk to 5 which is topped by a 3 high fountain of grass-like leaves which in turn produce an erect 5 flower spike. Requires constant warmth and full sun. Arid - sub tropic. The Aborigines called these plants Black Boys because after a wild fire, the bottom …

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - Monkshood, Wolfbane Plants / Perennials

Azure English Monkshood - Aconitum

Large blue flowers. Produces excellent cut flowers. On the the best Monk s Hoods to grow. Aconitum - Monk s Hood; Family: Ranunculaceae; Grows best planted in partial shade, moist, cool, fertile soil. Unusual sprawling upright perennials, erect stems bear hooded flowers. Excellent for shady perennial …

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass

Switchgrass comes from Canada and USA and its variety “Prairie Sky” offers the bluest possible version of it. Erect leaves tend to arch in its last third. Beginning of autumn it produces long spikes of broad, weeping panicles of tiny flowers. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained …

Dendrocalamus membranaceus - May Sang Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Dendrocalamus membranaceus

A 50 tall clumping bamboo from Burma with straight culms. It develops 4 diameter canes that are bright green with green leaves. Can tolerate some cold to 34 F. It is ideally grown in full sun in warm zones with high humidity. A beautiful lowlands species noted for its very smooth straight erect lower …

Aconitum napellus - monkshood Plants / Perennials

Aconitum napellus - monkshood

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 …

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' - cherry laurel Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' - cherry laurel

“Novita” is a new sensation among cherry laurels. Eventually there is a hardy variety which has benefits of the formerly more tender ones: it grows fast and big, has large leaves of a nice colour, and of course if fully hardy! The leaves are 10-15 cm long, obovate, very glossy, soft green when young …

Acanthus mollis - bear´s breeches Plants / Perennials

Acanthus mollis - bear´s breeches

Bear’s breeches is a unique perennial with large, architectural leaves. They are deep green and extremely glossy. Strong plants make long, erect stems with pinkish flowers at the end of summer. It is evergreen in milder parts of Europe. …

Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror

Approaching the tree in twilight could be startling - the sight of its long 4 seed pods curved downward appear to be the wings of a resting vulture. This is a night blooming tree to 40 from India with leaves to 5. Tropical. This is an ornamental tree, a very striking plant with bold, very large, much-divided, …

Grounds for Improvement Other / Books

Grounds for Improvement (DIY): 40 Great Landscaping & Gardening Projects (Diy Network)

Grounds for Improvement helps homeowners solve those landscaping problems and make over their outdoor space in style. Jackie Taylor and Dean Hill, hosts of DIY Network’s Grounds for Improvement, teach techniques ranging from basic landscaping to intricate hardscaping. They demonstrate how to lay sod, …

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood Plants / Perennials

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood

Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering for late summer and autumn. It produces erect racemes of large, 6-7 cm tall flowers of deep indigo blue flowers from September till October. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even …

Fothergilla major - large witch alder Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Synonyms: Fothergilla latifolia, Fothergilla monticola This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful …

Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches Plants / Perennials

Bear's Breeches Plant - Acanthus mollis

Dark green, very ornamental large leaves on an herbaceous, semi-hardy plant that grows about 3 tall and upright, with slightly less spread than height. Leaves can be quite large, with deep cuts, although there s quite a bit of difference among individual leaves. In summer, makes creamy white to slightly …

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily Plants / Perennials

Crinum amoenum - Crinum Lily

This crinum lily makes an imposing presence in the garden. Dark green strap-like leaves may be more than 3 feet long by 4 inches wide. These are held erect and arranged in a spiral rosette to form impressive clumps up to 5 feet in height by 7 feet in width. The leaves emerge from huge bulbs that may …

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell

Viridissima species of Golden bell originates in China. Bronxensis is one of its few but truly fantastic varieties valued for very attractive semi-evergreen foliage and primrose yellow, bell-shaped flowers in early spring (April in zone 6). Leaves are soft green, glossy, narrowly lance-shaped, and heavily …