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Daily Archives: August 8, 2016

Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’

Perovskia - Blue Spire

Perovskia’Blue Spire’ or Blue Spire Russian Sage is from the Lamiaceae family of plants and is a perennial. The silver-gray foliage is fragrant and produces purple spikes of flowers in late summer early fall. Perovskia’Blue Spire’ grows well in the sun and well-drained soil but deals well with dry chalky soil as well. Perovskia’Blue Spire’ should be trimmed back in early spring to promote strength and bushier growth. Perovskia – Blue ...

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Agastache ‘Blackadder’

Agastache Blackadder

Agastache ‘Blackadder’ or Giant Hyssop Blackadder, is a herbaceous perennial from the Mint Family or Lamiaceae family of plants. It is a hardy plant. This cultivar is sterile. It has deep purple-violet flowers on spikes that grow to about 3′ tall in summer and fall. The flowers are ideal for borders. They attract butterflies. Agastache ‘Blackadder’ leaves are aromatic with a hint of anise and the flower creates interest in ...

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Agastache cana

Agastache cana

Agastache cana is also known as Mosquito Plant, Texas Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop, or Hummingbird Mint. It is from the mint family or Lamiaceae. It is easy to grow. This perennial just like mint has aromatic foliage. Agastache cana is native to the Southern United States. Cana means grey and refers to the greyish-green leaves of this plant. Agastache cana grows to 3′ or 90cm tall and loves the sun. The ...

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Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Origanum Laevigatum - Herrenhausen

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’ or also known as Oregano ‘Herrenhausen’ is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the family of Lamiaceae plants. It produces pink tubular flowers with a deep-purple calices at the base in spring, summer, and fall. It prefers the sun and well-drained soil. Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’ grows to about 50cm or about 22″ tall. After the flowering season, the stems remain with dark seeds. The foliage is slightly aromatic ...

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Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’

Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell

Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’, photographed below is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the family of Polemoniaceae. ‘Rosa Pastell’ variety photographed here has’ light pink flowers, fragrant that bloom in the summer. Phlox paniculata is also known as Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox. It is native to the United States and Canada, mostly Eastern and Central. Phlox paniculata has showy fragrant flowers grouped in panicles. The leaves simple and opposite. ...

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