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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cimicifuga racemosa

Cimicifuga Racemosa

Cimicifuga racemosa also is known as Actaea racemosa or Black Bugbane or Black Snakeroot or Fairy Candle or Black Cohosh. It is a perennial that has large leaves produced from an underground rhizome. It is native to North America and belongs to the Ranunculaceae family of plants. The flowers have a sweet fragrance. Cimicifuga racemosa blooms with white flowers on tall stems ranging from 30″ to 90″. It flowers in ...

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Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’

Astible chinensis pimula

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ or Astilbe pumila is a herbaceous perennial. It is a Dwarf Astilbe. It is clump-forming. It blooms in late summer with mauve-pink flowers. Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ is from the Saxifragaceae family of plants. Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ is native to Tibet. It has dark green, deeply cut leaves. The flowers grow on spikes. They are rosy-mauve. Astilbe chinensis Pumila with beautiful mauve pink flowers in late summer How ...

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Begonia semperflorens

Begonia Sempreflorens Ascot Pink

Begonia semperflorens is also known as Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum, Wax Begonia, Wax Plant, Bedding Begonia. It is a tender perennial. They grow it as an annual. It is part of the Begoniaceae family of plants. Begonia semperflorens has green or bronze leaves. It flowers in summer and autumn. It produces sprays of red, pink, or white flowers. Begonia Semperflorens, Fibrous Grow Begonia semperflorens in partial shade. It is a fibrous-rooted, plant it ...

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Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’

Camellia Silver Waves

Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ is a semi-double evergreen shrub. This Camellia’s flowers have white petals and yellow stamens. Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ belongs to the Theaceae family of plants. It is an early bloomer it could start as early as winter into spring. The flowers are semi-double and the petals are wavy. The leaves are elliptic to ovate, dark green, and glossy. Camellia japonica is also known as Tsubaki in ...

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Orchids 2016 at Kew Gardens

Orchids 2016 at Kew Gardens

During February – March 2016 Kew Garden displayed a dazzling selection of Orchids and Bromeliads from Brazil in the Kew’s Princess of Wales Conservatory. If you are in London, it is always worth checking any special events at Kew Gardens. Paphiopedilum Yellow Oncidiums at Orchids Show at Kew Gardens. Oncidiums and Bromeliad

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Azalea

Azalea

Azalea is a shrub from the genus of Rhododendron, which is part of the Ericaceae family of plants. It blooms in spring-like Rhododendrons but usually a bit later. Unlike Rhododendrons, the flowers are single rather than in clumps and they last a long time. Azalea is shade tolerant and thrives planted under shades of trees or other plants. Azalea Azaleas have been cultivated for hundreds of years and there are ...

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Phlomis fruticosa

Phlomis Fruticosa Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis fruticosa is also known as Jerusalem Sage, Yellow Clary, or Jupiter’s Distaff. It is a semi-evergreen shrub. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to eastern and southern Europe. It is a perennial and it has sage-like leaves. Phlomis fruticosa flowers are bright yellow and tubular. It blooms in the summer. The flowers grow on the upper half of the plant. The leaves are lance-shaped. ...

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Citrus sinensis

Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange Blossom

Citrus sinensis also is known as Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange Tree. It was discovered in Venezuela. It is part of the Rutaceae family of plants. It produces a good size orange with a pink hue. The pink hue is due to Lycopene. That is an antioxidant. Citrus sinensis is a cross between Bahia Navel Orange and Washington Navel Oranges. Citrus sinensis The Citrus sinensis flowers are very fragrant. The ...

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Pansy

White and Purple Pansy

Pansy, Garden Pansy, Melanium or Viola, are also known as Viola x wittrockiana. Pansy is a cultivated violet from the genus Viola. It is part of the Violaceae family of plants. The parents are Melanium and Viola. Viola tricolor and Viola Jackanapes are also related and are a hardy variety of the same flower. They are perennials but usually are planted as annuals or biennials. Plant them early to establish ...

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Arbutus Unedo

Arbutus Unedo

Arbutus unedo or Strawberry Tree is an evergreen tree with white creamy or pink bell-shaped flowers. Later, they become strawberry-like fruits. The fruits taste almost like a fig. It is also called Cane Apple. It belongs to the Ericaceae family of plants. The bark also interestingly peels in strips. Grow Arbutus unedo in the sun. Plant it in well-drained moist soil. It is native to the Mediterranean region, in Ireland ...

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