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Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’

Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'

Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ or New England Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Pötschke’ is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a clump-forming perennial. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is native to North America. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is an erect-growing plant and grows to 1.5m or 5ft. Aster ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ is multi-stemmed and has dark green narrow ...

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Cirsium vulgare

Cirsium vulgare

Cirsium vulgare is also known as Cirsium lanceolatum, Carduus lanceolatus, Common Thistle, Bank Thistle, Birth Thistle, Blue Thistle, Boar Thistle, Button Thistle, Bull Thistle, Horse Thistle, Spear Thistle, or Bur Thistle. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. Sir Walter Scott selected it in 1822. The thistle selected is Onopordum acanthium. Onopordum acanthium is not a native Thistle. But Cirsium vulgare ...

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Salvia transsylvanica

Salvia transsylvanica

Salvia transsylvanica, Transylvanian Sage, Meadow Clary, or Sage is native to Central Russia. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. Salvia transsylvanica is a clump-forming perennial. Salvia transsylvanica flowers in late spring through autumn. It grows to about 2ft or 60cm. The violet-blue flowers are two-lipped and appear in spike-like racemes. Salvia’s name is from Latin and means to save or to heal and transsylvanica means from Transylvania ...

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Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas

Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas

Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas or French Lavender is a dwarf aromatic shrub. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants and is also known as Butterfly Lavender and Spanish Lavender. It is native to the Western Mediterranean region. It has green-gray leaves. The flower heads of tiny blackish-purple topped by a tuft of purple sterile bracts. Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas flowers appear from Spring to Autumn. Grow it in the garden but as ...

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Lavandula buchii var. buchii

Lavandula buchii © onlineflowergarden.com

Lavandula buchii is a fragrant shrub that is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is also known as Lavandula pinnata var. Buchii, Lavandula buchii ‘Tenerife’. It is native to Tenerife, Canary Islands. It is a herbaceous perennial. It grows well in the ground as well as containers and it is hardy and can grow to 2ft or 60cm high. It has silver feathery leaves, twice dissected or bipinnate. ...

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Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’ is an easy growing compact mounding perennial. It belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants and related to the Sun Flower. It is also known as the Common Gaillardia or Blanketflower ‘Arizona Sun’. It is native to North America. Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’ grows to about 10in or 25cm tall. Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’ in Los Angeles How to grow Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’: Grow Gaillardia ...

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Tanacetum Vulgare or Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum Vulgare or Tansy is a herbaceous perennial with yellow flowers. It is native to Europe and Asia. It is part of the Aster family or Asteraceae. It is also known as Common Tansy, Cow Bitter, Golden Buttons, or Bitter Buttons. Tanacetum Vulgare has compound foliage. And the flowers are like buttons. It has erect stems that are slightly reddish. It can grow to about 1.5m or 5ft. It flowers ...

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Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Cotoneaster horizontalis is also known as Wall Spray or Rock Spray or Wall Cotoneaster. It is a plant from the Rosaceae family of plants. A horizontally growing deciduous shrub. It has small rounded leaves and pink flowers that turn into berries in autumn. It is native to eastern Asia. Grow Cotoneaster horizontalis in the sun. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. It can tolerate the shade however you might ...

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Agastache foeniculum

Agastache Foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum, also known as Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache anethiodora, Agastache anisata, Anise Hyssop, Fragrant Giant Hyssop, or Lavender Giant Hyssop is a herbaceous perennial plant. Agastache foeniculum is native to North America. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It has fragrant leaves and is related to the mint family. The flowers are 2-lipped and tubular in beautiful lavender or purple color. Deadhead the Agastache foeniculum flowers ...

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Allium giganteum

Allium Giganteum Ornamental Onion

Giganteum means Giant. Allium giganteum is exactly that. Giant globes of purple flowers, I came across one day, walking down on the banks of the River Thames. They are eye-catching. Allium giganteum is also called the Giant Onion or Giant Allium. It is a bulbous herbaceous perennial and is an ornamental onion plant. It is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. The leaves usually die down before the flowers. ...

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