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Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia Plants / Perennials

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia

Easily grown in rich, humusy, medium wet to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Needs constant moisture. Will tolerate full sun in cool, northern climates, but otherwise appreciates part shade. Divide clumps in spring as needed. May self seed in optimum growing conditions, forming attractive colonies. …

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean Plants / Other

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean

THE CASTOR BEAN is a shrub-like plant with large, long-stemmed leaves that are lobed like fingers. Its spiny, clustered seed pods contain white, bean-like seeds (Botanically speaking, it isnt a true bean, but a Spurge), which typically bear attractive markings in various colours. The plant is native …

Clematis - An Essential Guide Other / Books

Clematis - An Essential Guide

Clematis are loved for the abundance and color of their blooms but are not so well known for their versatility. Although they are typically and successfully used as climbers, they can be grown almost anywhere under most conditions. This essential guide introduces the genus in all its glory to the novice …

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 …

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper Plants / Perennials

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady Slipper Orchids grow best in an acid soil, high in organic matter. However, in some areas they can be found growing in sandy soils. It is advisable to purchase a soil pH tester or kit to make sure the pH is between 3.5 and 5.0 before planting the pips. …

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 …

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet Plants / Houseplants

Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse' - African Violet

Light: Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. Watering: Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming. Water from the bottom with room temperature water by placing the plastic growers pot in water, and allowing the plant to absorb the water …

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye

This buckeye is a garden hybrid between aesculus pavia and aesculus sylvatica, both from S.E. USA. It was described already in early 20th century but in Europe it is still little known since another, very similar tree has been popular here for decades = aesculus pavia “Koehnei”. …

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 …

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea Plants / Perennials

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea

Blue Mist Caryopteris (also commonly called blue spirea or bluebeard) is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. The plants typically produce about 18-30 inches of growth per year, so total …

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; …

Quercus cerris - Turkey oak Plants / Deciduous Trees

Quercus cerris - Turkey oak

Oaks are common trees of our natural woodlands. They border our ponds, occur naturally in our mixed forests, and make magnificent specimen trees in our parks and arboretums where less common species or rare varieties can be seen. …

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be …

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time, and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this devil’s walking stick. Wondering why such a beauty is called a name like …