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Dictospermum album var rubrum - Hurricane Palm Plants / Other

Dictospermum album var rubrum - Hurricane Palm

Native to the Mascarene islands. Long arching fronds with broad leaflets to 3 having a blackish grey trunk to 30. Known for flowering at early age and for its bulging base and large crownshaft. Beautiful in the tropical landscape. Hardy in zones 10-11. …

Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia

Synonyms: Banksia conchifera, Banksia mitis, Banksia serrata var. hirsuta, Banksia serrata var. serrata, Banksia serratifolia, Banksia serrifolia, Banksia undulata, Isostylis serrata, Sirmuellera serrata, Sirmuellera serratifolia Banksia serrata, commonly known as old man banksia, saw banksia, saw-tooth …

Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley' - Lavatera 'Barnsley' Plants / Perennials

Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley'

A very popular and valuable shrubby perennial, useful for filling a large area quickly or for giving a new garden an established look. The large silky trumpet-shaped flowers are produced for months through summer. They open white with a red eye, fading to pink. Foliage is a somewhat felted grey. Trim …

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore

Winter Moonbeam is an English variety of hellebore. It is sensational in many aspects offering striking foliage, beautiful flowers, and excellent hardiness. Its leathery leaves are very large, composed of 3-6 broadly elliptic leaflets. They are deep green with silvery-grey marbling and serrated margins. …

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis (Hupeh rowan or Hubei rowan; Chinese: 湖北花楸; pinyin: hubei huaqiu; literally: Hubei rowan) is a species of rowan native to central and western China (between Qinghai and Gansu in the west, Yunnan in the south, Jiangxi in the southeast, and Shandong in the east). …

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge Plants / Perennials

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to …

Abies koreana 'Tundra' - dwarf Korean fir Plants / Conifers

Abies koreana 'Tundra' - dwarf Korean fir

Tundra is a dwarf variety of Korean fir. It creates an almost perfect cushion of soft green colour. This dwarf conifer is evergreen, very compact, slow growing and mound-forming shrub with bright green needles whose colour remains fresh from January until December. The needles are short, glossy, soft …

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus

The genus Pleiospilos is comprised of four species and four subspecies. The genus name is derived from the greek words pleios (full) and spilos (dots), which refers to the many dots on the plants. The plants are also known as kwaggavy (Quagga mesemb), lewerplant (liver plant), lewervygie (liver mesemb), …

Euphorbia obesa - Baseball Plant Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Euphorbia obesa - Baseball Plant

Euphorbia obesa is a peculiar, almost ball shaped dwarf succulent plant that resembles a stone. It can grow to 8 in height with a diameter of 4. It is a single-stemmed, unbranched, firm-bodied plant. The stem is usually 8-angled and grooved. Younger plants have a rounded sea urchin-like shape. The rotund …

Jubaea chilensis - Chilean Wine Palm Plants / Other

Jubaea chilensis - Chilean Wine Palm

Jubaea chilensis; Family: Palmae/Arecaceae (palm family); Common Names: Chilean wine palm, coquito palm, honey palm. This Incredible Hulk of the palm world, Jubaea chilensis, dominates the landscape with his thick muscular trunk. The straight gray trunks can grow to over 3 ft (0.9 m) in diameter and …

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, …

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose

Hellebore (Lenten rose) is not a new plant to Czech and Slovak gardens. I remember those flowering stems that surprisingly pushed through the snow in late winter and I kept asking grandma how come that a plant can flower while there is still snow on the ground. These evergreen perennials are still very …

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - hellebore, Lenten rose

Hellebore (Lenten rose) is not a new plant to Czech and Slovak gardens. I remember those flowering stems that surprisingly pushed through the snow in late winter and I kept asking grandma how come that a plant can flower while there is still snow on the ground. These evergreen perennials are still very …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle Plants / Perennials

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia

This magnolia variety has only recently been imported from China, under the name Fei Huang. It is a sensational plant with large yellow flowers. It belongs to magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) group, however, we have not been able to search for the exact breeding details. The Chinese probably keep it …