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Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum is also known as Phaiophelps nigricans, Yellow Mexican Satin Flower, Paneguia striata, Bermudiana striata, Ferraria ochroleuca, Marica striata, Moraea sertula, or Pale Yellow-eyed Grass. It is part of the Iridaceae or the Iris family of plants. Sisyrinchium striatum is a clump-forming perennial. It is native to Argentina and Chile. It is a grassy plant. Sisyrinchium striatum grows to 90cm or 3ft tall. Sisyrinchium striatum Sisyrinchium striatum foliage is grayish-green, lance-shaped, and ...

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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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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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Papaver orientale

Papaver orientale

Papaver orientale is also known as Oriental Poppy. It is native to the Caucasus and northern Iran. Papaver orientale is a clump-forming perennial plant. It belongs to the Papaveraceae family of plants. It has bright green hairy leaves that are finely dissected. The leaves appear in spring to help the plant get enough energy for flowering. They die down after flowering. Papaver orientale flowers in late spring into summer. It ...

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Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’

Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'

Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ is a pink flowering Salvia. It is also known as Sage ‘Peter Vidgeon’. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ is an evergreen perennial. It is an upright bushy cultivar. It has small ovate aromatic foliage. Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ produces pink flowers on racemes. It flowers from spring to autumn. Robin Middleton cultivated this species and ...

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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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Limonium sinuatum

Limonium sinuatum

Limonium sinuatum is also known as Wavyleaf Sea Lavender, Statice, Sea Lavender, Notch Leaf Marsh Rosemary, Sear Lavender, or Sea Pink. It is part of the Plumbaginaceae family of plants. Limonium sinuatum is a short-lived perennial and is usually planted as an annual. It is probably one of the most popular dried flowers. Limonium sinuatum is native to Northern Africa, Europe, and Western Asia. Limonium sinuatum can grow to 60cm ...

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Philadelphus lewisii

Philadelphus lewisii

Philadelphus lewisii is also known as Lewis’ Mock-orange, Gordon’s Mock orange, Indian Arrowwood, California Mock Orange, Wild Mockoranage, and Syringa. Though Syringa is used for Lilacs. Philadelphus lewisii is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. It is native to Western North America. From California north to British Columbia and east to Montana. The name refers to the person who discovered it first Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis Clark Expedition or Corps ...

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Bupleurum fruticosum

Bupleurum fruticosum © onlineflowergarden.com

Bupleurum fruticosum is also known as Shrubby Hare’s Ear. It is an evergreen shrub. It is part of the Apiaceae family of plants and it is native to the sunny hills of the Mediterranean region. Bupleurum fruticosum can grow to 7ft or 2m tall. It has simple obovate leaves that are bluish-green. It flowers in the summer to early autumn. Bupleurum fruticosum Bupleurum fruticosum at Regent’s Park, London Bupleurum fruticosum ...

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Garrya elliptica Douglas ex Lindl.

Garrya elliptica Douglas ex Lindl. © onlineflowergarden.com

The first time I saw this plant it seemed like something from sci-fi scenery. But it is real no matter how strange looking. Garrya elliptica Douglas ex Lindl. is also referred to as Garrya lindleyana A. Murray bis. It is native to California and Oregon in North America. It is also commonly known as Silk Tassel Tree or Silk Tassel Shrub. It belongs to the Garryaceae family of plants. Garrya elliptica ...

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