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Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’

Tulipa 'Apricot Parrot'

Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’ is also known as Tulip ‘Apricot Parrot’. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous perennial. Tulips are originally native from Europe to Central Asia. The tulip is derived from a Persian word for turban as the flower was thought to resemble one. Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’ is part of the Parrot Group is truly unusual and beautiful tulips that have a single flower that ...

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Allium schoenoprasum or Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum is also known as Allium oliganthum, Allium montanum, Allium schmitzii var. duriminium, Allium alpinum, Allium gredense, Allium buhseanum, Allium purpurascens, Allium raddeanum, Chives, Cive, Sieves, Seithes, Onion Grass, or Schnittlaugh. It is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is related to onions, garlic, leek, and shallot. Allium schoenoprasum is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Chives are commonly found in your grocery stores. Chives have ...

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Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii

Nerine bowdenii is also known as Bowden Lily, Cornish Lily, Cape Flower, or Guernsey Lily. It is not a lily, it is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is native to South Africa. Nerine bowdenii is a herbaceous, bulbous perennial. It usually grows to 45cm or 18in. It has strap-shaped green leaves. Athelstan Hall Cornish-Bowden (1871-1942) a South African land surveyor, named this plant in 1904. Nerine bowdenii ...

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Tulipa sprengeri

Tulipa sprengeri

Tulipa sprengeri is also known as Sprenger Tulip or Tulipa brachyanthera Frey. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. It is native to Western Eurasia. Tulipa sprengeri has bright green, linear-lanceolate, channeled leaves. Tulipa sprengeri flower stems can grow to 40cm 16in tall. Each bulb produces one flower. Tulipa sprengeri flower is bright red the tepals are long and pointed, the outside petals are more brownish and shorter, ...

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Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis pes-caprae is a tristylous flowering plant. Tristylous is a term referring to plants with heterostylous which indicates having different morphological types of flowers. Whereas it creates a self-incompatibility in fertilization. Meaning the pollen from one flower cannot fertilize another flower of the same morph. In this case for Oxalis, tristylous refers to having three morphs. One morph has short pistils, and the stamens are long and intermediate; the second ...

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Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’

Iris magnifica 'Margaret Mathew' © onlineflowergarden.com

Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ or Magnificent Iris is a bulbous plant. It is native to mountains of Central Asia including Uzbekistan. Locally, it grows in rocky areas and can also be used in rock gardens. It belongs to the Iridaceae family of plants. Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ grows to about 50cm or 20in tall. It has glossy green leaves. The flowers appear from the leaf axils. They are pale lilac. Flowers are ...

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Lilium ‘Giant’

giant lilium

Giant Lilium is a lily that grows to a height of about 2m or 80″. It has almost an Alice in Wonderland feeling when you stand next to it. It almost feels like you have shrunk! I saw them for the first time as I walking on Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, Washington, I believe it was planted in front of Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers, a few years ago. Lilium ‘Giant’ ...

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Caladium Bicolor

Caladium bicolor

Caladium Bicolor is a tender perennial. It is grown from a bulb. They sometimes use it as an annual bedding plant. They also call it Angel Wings, Elephant Ears, Candidum, Malanga, Mother-in-Law Plant, Fancy-leaved Caladium, Pai, Pink Cloud, Taro, Texas Wonder, Via sori. They grow it more for its colorful foliage rather than its flowers. The leaves are arrowhead-shaped. There are many varieties of colors. The most popular color is ...

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Allium ampeloprasum

Allium Ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum is native to a wide range of areas. All the countries bordering the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and the Black Sea. As well as it is cultivated widely in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, China, Australia and North, and South America. In some locations, it is considered an invasive plant. Allium ampeloprasum is also known as Wild Leek, Broadleaf Wild Leek, and in Virginia, it is known as Yorktown ...

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Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica or Siberian Squill is also known by other common names such as Wood Squill. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Russia (not native to Siberia as the name might suggest) and the Caucasus and Northwest Iran. It is a bulbous perennial that blooms in early spring. The flowers are bell-shaped on racemes and true blue. It grows to 20cm or 8in. ...

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