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Panax ginseng - Asian ginseng Plants / Other

Panax ginseng - Asian ginseng

Korean Ginseng is part of the Araliaceae family and is also known as Panax, Asian, or Chinese ginseng. It is the original ginseng, and is the one revered most by the Chinese. It is very rare in the wild, and most sold today is cultivated commercially. Peeled roots are steamed before drying, and produce …

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' - lily of the valley Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' - lily of the valley

Lily of the valley shrub is an attractive evergreen shrub with handsome flowers and striking red new leaves. Vase-shaped flowers are pink and hang on pink stamens in slightly pendent, long racemes. “Katsura” is the darkest variety with deep burgundy red new leaves, which turn to dark green in summer. …

Epiphyllum ackermannii - Orchid Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Epiphyllum ackermannii - Orchid Cactus

What we commonly call epiphyllums today are actually hybrids of epiphytic cacti species native to the jungles of Central and South America, as well as Mexico. The word epiphyllum in Greek means upon the leaf and the flowers appear to bloom directly on the leaves. Jungle cacti, however, have no leaves; …

Rhododendron 'Azurro' (hardy hybrid) - rhododedron Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Rhododendron 'Azurro' - rhododedron

Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number …

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica Variegata is a great choice for even the shadiest of landscapes because it is extremely shade tolerant. It also grows well in partial sun. It grows to a form of a rounded, evergreen shrub. It has large, elliptic, glossy, yellow spotted, leathery leaves. Under dense trees, its roots compete …

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron

Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number …

Rhododendron 'Golden Gate' - rhododendron Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Rhododendron 'Golden Gate' - rhododendron

Compact hybrid | Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, …

Magnolia 'Susan' - girl magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Susan' - girl magnolia

In 1955 and 1956 several crosses between Magnolia liliflora and Magnolia 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. …

Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia

If you love Fuchsia in hanging baskets, then you ll adore this plant. Masses of brilliant red pendant flowers act as beacons for hummingbirds. Completely cold hardy. In warmer climates it s an attractive evergreen and is deciduous (comes back from the roots) in colder regions. Grows into a very ornamental …

The Magical World of Moss Gardening Other / Books

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. …

About Daylilies Plants / Perennials

Hemerocallis Sammy Russel

Daylilies are long-living perennial plants, with large flowers and a very wide range of colors. Practically pest-free and tolerant of drought, they require little attention. The Daylily has become America s favorite perennial flower. …

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood Plants / Conifers

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - dawn redwood

Dawn redwood is a rare deciduous conifer with bright green opposite needles that fade to coppery-golden in the autumn. It was believed to be extinct for centuries. Until first specimen were brought from China in 1941 and propagated throughout the world. This fast growing tree of pyramidal habit looks …