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Daily Archives: August 27, 2016

Salvia nemorosa ‘Pink Friesland’

Salvia Nemorosa - Pink Friesland

Salvia nemorosa ‘Pink Friesland’ is a beautiful perennial sage with deep pink flowers in the summer, early to late summer.  It grows to about 24″ tall, likes the sun and moist well-drained soil. Salvia nemorosa ‘Pink Friesland’ attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. It is native to Europe. You can prune it after flowering. It grows fast and is also a nice cut flower. You can also ...

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Aloe africana

Aloe Africana

Aloe africana or African Aloe is an evergreen perennial native to South Africa. It is a slow grower and does not flower until it is 4 or 5 years old.  Aloe africana flowers between July to September which in the southern hemisphere in winter. Aloe africana has yellow out-curved tubular flowers on racemes. It is a succulent plant that is drought tolerant, wind tolerant, and water tolerant. You should not ...

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Chionodoxa luciliae

Chionodoxa Luciliae

Chionodoxa luciliae or also called Boissier’s Glory of the Snow or Lucile’s Glory of the Snow is a perennial bulb. It has blue flowers in early spring and is native to western Turkey and part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. It was named after Lucille Boissier’s wife of the well-known botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier 1810-1885). Chionodoxa luciliae flowers are blue and star-shaped with a white center and they usually ...

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Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus Tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus or also known as Early Crocus is from the Iridaceae family of plants which are deciduous perennials that grow from corms. Crocus tommasinianus is an early bloomer it has long tubed flowers with long pointy leaves. The flowers are usually purple, I saw a lot of them on my early spring walk in Kew Gardens. Crocus tommasinianus is native to Europe and it grows to about 10 cm ...

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Rosa damascena or Damask Rose

Rosa Damascena or Damask Rose

Damask Rose which is also known by many other names including Castilian Damask, Old Castilian, Trachyean Rose or Rosa damascena is an old fashioned rose and it is a deciduous shrub. It is very fragrant and therefore it is cultivated for its fragrance used in toiletries, rose oil, and rose water. The largest producers of Rose oil are Turkey and Bulgaria. Damask Rose usually grows to over 2 meters tall ...

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