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Daily Archives: August 7, 2016

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

Kniphofia or also known as Torch Lily, Tritoma, Red Hot Poker, Knofflers, or Poker Plant, is an exotic perennial that blooms all summer and fall. It belongs to the Asphodelaceae family of plants and is native to Africa. Kniphofia is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704-1763). He was a German botanist and a physician. Kniphofia has narrow grass-like leaves. The flowers are colorful in ranges of yellows, reds, and oranges. ...

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Euphorbia schillingii

Euphorbiaceae, Euphorbia schillingii

Euphorbia schillingii or also known as Schilling Spurge is a herbaceous perennial. It grows well in moist well-drained soil and partial shade locations. It belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. It is native to the Himalayas in Nepal. It is named after Tony Schilling, a plant hunter. Euphorbia schillingii has narrow leaves with white or lighter mid-rib. It produces long-lasting, yellowish-green flowers. It flowers in summer and fall. They ...

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Penstemon

Penstemon

Penstemon or Beardtongues is a perennial that blooms during summer and fall with beautiful bell-shaped flowers. It is part of the Plantaginaceae family of plants. It is native to the Nearctic and North America. It grows to about 60cm and comes in shades of purple and red adding a lot of color to borders. Penstemon is hardy but needs deep pruning in spring after the cold of the winter since ...

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Scabiosa caucasica

Caucasian scabious

Scabiosa caucasica or also known as Caucasian Scabiosa is a clump-forming perennial that blooms in late summer or early fall. The flower is native to Caucasus, Iran, and Armenia. It belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. Scabiosa caucasica grows to 60cm or 24″. It grows in the sun and well-drained soil either chalky or sandy. The flowers are unscented. Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering. Scabiosa caucasica is also known ...

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