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Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis

Dimorphotheca pluvialis is also known as White African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Weather Prophet, Cape Rain-daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Cape Daisy, or Rain Daisy. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Dimorphotheca is the former name for Osteospermum. However, it is now used for the annual species only. The color range for Dimorphotheca pluvialis is different than Osteospermum. Dimorphotheca pluvialis ranges in color from white, cream, yellow, to orange. Dimorphotheca ...

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Celosia argentea ‘Plumosa’

Celosia argentea 'Plumosa'

Celosia argentea ‘Plumosa’ is sometimes called simply Celosia Plumosa is also known as Plumed Cockscomb, Prince of Wales Feathers, Feather Celosia, or Silver Cock’s Comb. It is tropical. It is a herbaceous, tender perennial. They usually grow it as an annual. It is part of the Amaranthaceae family of plants. It is considered invasive and a weed in China and India. Celosia argentea ‘Plumosa’ is a cultivar. But Celosia’s origin is ...

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Papaver somniferum

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Papaver somniferum is an annual. It is evergreen. And it is from the Papaveraceae family of plants. It is also known as Opium Poppy. The flowers can be single or double. The flower color ranges from white to purple to red. The best known and most popular is red. Papaver somniferum can grow to over 1m or 3.5ft. It does well in full sun and it is pretty hardy. It ...

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Persicaria orientalis

Persicaria orientalis

Persicaria orientalis belongs to the Polygonaceae family of plants and it is a self-seeding annual. It is known by many names: Polygonum orientalis, Princess Feather or Prince’s Feather, Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Oriental Persicaria, Persicaria orientale, and Oriental Persicary. It is native to Asia and Australia. How to grow Persicaria orientalis: It grows well in full sun or partial shade and does well in moist, well-drained soil. Persicaria orientalis do not require much ...

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Solanum laciniatum

Solanum Laciniatum

Native to New Zealand, it is also known as the Kangaroo Apple Plant it is part of the Solanaceae family of plants. Solanum laciniatum is a bush that can grow up to 3m or 10ft. Solanum laciniatum Solanum laciniatum has beautiful purple flowers which later develop into egg-shaped orange fruit. It thrives in partial shade or sun, well-drained but moist soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings. You can ...

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Ricinus communis – Castor Oil

Ricinus communis - Castor Oil

In a recent visit to London’s Regent Park, I noticed a beautiful and exotic looking plant.  Ricinus communis commonly known as the Castor Oil Plant is a species in the spurge family or the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. It is part of the monotypic genus. Regent’s Park, London It is a fast-growing shrub. In its native habitat, it can grow up to 12m or 39ft tall. However, in climates like ...

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Erysimum cheiri ‘Constant Cheer’

Erysimum Cheiri - Constant Cheer

Erysimum cheiri ‘Constant Cheer’ is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. They also call it Wallflower ‘Constant Cheer’ or Cheiranthus ‘Constant Cheer’. It is a bushy, evergreen perennial. It has dark green leaves. They are linear or lance-shaped. The flowers are orange-red. They grow lighter as they age. The flowers grow on racemes. Erysimum cheiri ‘Constant Cheer’ flowers in spring and summer. How to grow Erysimum cheiri ‘Constant Cheer’: ...

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Erysimum cheiri ‘Fire King’

Cheiranthus Cheiri, Erysimum Suffruticosum

Erysimum Cheiri ‘Fire King’ is a cultivar. It is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. They also call it Common Wallflower, Cheiranthus cheiri, Erysimum suffruticosum, Bleeding Heart, Bloody Warrior, Wall Gilliflower, Winter Gilliflower, Yellow Gilliflower. It is a short-lived perennial. They usually grow it as an annual or biennial. It is native to Europe. It has narrow leaves topped with beautiful flowers. It has fragrant flowers with four petals. ...

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Myosotis sylvatica ‘Blue Ball’ or Forget Me Not

Myosotis Sylvatica

Myosotis sylvatica ‘Blue Ball’ or commonly known as Forget Me Not is an annual or biennial plant from the family of Boraginaceae. It blooms in late spring or early summer with blue clusters of flowers. They grow in the sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. Forget me not is the official state flower of Alaska, USA. Propagate from seed, it does not require any pruning and is easy to ...

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Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’

Senecio Cineraria -Silver Dust

Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’ or Silver Ragwort is from the Asteraceae family of plants. They also call it Ragwort cineraria ‘Silver Dust’, Senecio maritimus, Senecio candicans, Cineraria maritima, Jacobaea maritima, or Senecio cineraria. It is a tender perennial shrub. They usually grow it as an annual in gardens. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’ has silvery foliage which is a very nice contrast to the ...

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