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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Eucomis comosa – Sparkling Burgundy

Eucomis Comosa, Sparkling Burgundy

Eucomis comosa – Sparkling Burgundy or also called Pineapple Lily – Sparkling Burgundy is a member of the Asparagaceae family and it is a bulbous perennial. It has kind of reddish-purple leaves. It flowers in the summer. The flowers are produced on racemes with a hint of purple. Eucomis comosa is deciduous and you can propagate from seeds. Plant it in the sun in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Pineapple ...

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Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ or Purple Coneflower. Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ is native North America and a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial that grows up to 1.20 meters and the flowers are hermaphroditic. Echinacea purpurea flowers in summer and fall with white flowers and yellow centers. Plant it in the sun but possible in partial shade as well in ...

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Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’

White Gayfeather, Button Snakewort, Blazing Star, Liatris Callilepis

Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’ is also known as White Gayfeather, Button Snakewort, Blazing Star, Liatris callilepis a member of the Asteraceae family. It grows to a height of 24″ to 36″ inches and flowers in summer. Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’ is native to North America and is a herbaceous, deciduous perennial. Plant it in the sun in moist, well-drained soil. Propagate Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’ by division or seeds. White ...

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Floribunda’

Hydrangea Paniculata - Floribunda

Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Floribunda’ or Hydrangea ‘Floribunda’ is a member of the Hydrangaceae family of plants. Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Floribunda’ is a deciduous shrub. Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Floribunda’ is native to Eastern China, Korea, Japan, and Russia. Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Floribunda’ can grow between 1 meter to 4 meters tall.  It flowers in the summer and early fall and has conical flowers that are creamy-white and fertile, plus pinkish-white sterile florets. Plant it in the ...

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Calceolaria integrifolia

Calceolaria integrifolia

Native to Chile and Peru, Calceolaria integrifolia, or also called the Bush Slipperwort is part of the Calceolariaceae family of plants. Other names include Pocketbook Plants, Pouch Flowers, Slipper Flowers, Slipperwort – Sunshine. Calceolaria integrifolia is a shrub that grows up to 1.2 meters tall. It flowers with bright yellow flowers in clusters in the summer. It is sensitive to frost so in colder climates cut it down and it ...

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Zantedeschia aethopica – Calla Lily

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethopica, Calla Lily, or Arum Lily belongs to the Araceae family of plants. Zantedeschia aethopica native to South Africa it is a plant that can be grown in the garden as well as in containers. It can thrive in sun or partial shade in moist soil, in this case actually poorly drained, you can even use it in a water garden in the shallow water of up to 30 ...

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Aster novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum Novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud’ or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud‘ or New England Aster is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. A deciduous perennial that flowers in summer and fall with purple flowers with yellow centers. It can grow tall up to 1 meter so it might need staking. Plant it in the sun or partial shade and in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Propagate Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud’ ...

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Impatiens ‘Divine Violet’

Impatiens Divine Violet

Impatiens ‘Divine Violet’ a member of the Balsaminaceae family of plants creates beds of color throughout summer and fall. Impatiens ‘Divine Violet’ is a perennial that can grow 40 cm tall though it is usually planted as an annual. Plant it in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. It is great for borders, ground cover, or containers with a big burst of color for long periods. ...

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’

Ilex Aquifolium - Argentea Marginata, Silver-margined Holly

Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’, Silver-margined Holly belongs to Aquifoliaceae family of plants. Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ is an evergreen tree with spiny leaves that are bi-colored in cream and green. It flowers in spring and has berries during fall and winter. You can plant it in full sun or partial shade but it will do better in the sun, plant it in moist well-drained soil. Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ fruits ...

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Salvia jamensis ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia Jamensis - Hot Lips

Salvia jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ or Sage ‘Hot Lips’ another member of the Lamiaceae family has bi-colored flowers white and red. Salvia jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ flowers in the summer, it is a bushy, herbaceous and evergreen plant with fragrant foliage. Plant it in full sun in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil you can deadhead to prolong flowering. Propagate Salvia jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ by cuttings. Salvia jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia jamensis ...

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