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Bletilla striata - hyacinth orchid Plants / Perennials

Bletilla striata - hyacinth orchid

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 …

Clematis chiisanensis 'Korean Beauty' - Clematis Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis chiisanensis 'Korean Beauty' - Clematis

Liven up your hanging basket, container plantings, or trellis this summer with this easy to grow Clematis. Flowering in only three months from sowing, you can use Korean Beauty almost anywhere, plus as a hardy perennial it will come back year after year. The nodding, rich yellow blooms are followed by …

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

The most extravagant flowering small tree we know. Simply drips with rose-pink flowers from every conceivable point along the branches and trunk, then gives an encore by producing a mass of purple pods in the Autumn. Frost hardy tree. Prefers sun. …

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Camellias Other / Books

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Camellias

Hardy camellias reward the gardener with striking and profuse blooms at a time of year when the rest of the garden sleeps. This encyclopedia is the definitive guide to these beautiful and varied flowering plants. …

Actinidia kolomikta - Kolomikta Vine, Kiwi Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Ornamental Kolomikta Kiwi Vine

Striking, deciduous climber with pink and white splashed leaves, which give the appearance of having been dipped in paint, and fragrant, white early summer flowers. This unusual, overlapping foliage looks marvellous on a sunny, protected wall. Not apparent on younger plants, the variation is strongest …

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. …

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 …

Syringa reticulata - Japanese Tree Lilac Plants / Deciduous Trees

Syringa reticulata - Japanese Tree Lilac

The Japanese tree lilac has cherrylike bark and grows 25 to 30 feet in height. It extends the lilac season by flowering in mid June, after the shrub lilacs. Its blossoms are initially rose-colored, then quickly turn creamy white, emitting a soft, sweet aroma like that of privet. Hardy in zones 3-7. …

Lantana camara - Lantana Plants / Perennials

Lantana camara - Lantana

In our trials, this is the only hardy lantana, with well-established clumps surviving short durations of -3 degrees F. The plants emerge from the ground in early May and within a couple of weeks are topped with showy orange and pink flower heads that are produced nonstop until frost. Virtual sterility …

Hydrangeas Other / Books

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the world. With many species native to North America and dozens of hardy hybrids developed over the years, there is an overwhelming range of plants to choose from. Here is practical, expert advice for the American gardener looking to add brilliant …