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Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'

Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ is a vigorous deciduous perennial. It is a climber. They also call it Etruscan Honeysuckle ‘Donald Waterer’. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ grows to 6m or 8ft tall. It has downy and reddish stems. It has glaucous, oval leaves. The leaves are greyish-green. Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ ...

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Citrus sinensis ‘Cara Cara’

Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'

Citrus sinensis ‘Cara Cara’ or Cara Cara Pink Orange is a citrus tree. It is from the Rutaceae family of plants. It is a hybrid between Washington Navel Orange and Brazilian Bahia Navel Orange. It is evergreen. Citrus sinensis ‘Cara Cara’ is easy to grow. It grows to about 20ft or 6m tall. It has glossy dark green leaves. The flowers are white and star-shaped. They are very fragrant. The ...

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Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ is also known as the Ginger Lily ‘Assam Orange‘ or the Hardy Ginger Lily. It is part of the Zingiberaceae family of plants. That is the ginger family. Hedychium is native to Asia. It is a vigorous tropical plant. This exotic plant is very easy to grow. Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ is a hardy, rhizomatous perennial. It is clump-forming. Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’ grows as high as 5m or ...

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Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa

Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose is also known as Pink Ladies, White Evening Primrose, Pinkladies, Pink Evening Primrose, Mexican Primrose, Amapola, Buttercups, or Showy Evening Primrose. It is part of eh Onagraceae family of plants. Oenothera speciosa is native to North America, specifically to Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, south to Texas and NewMexico. The speciosa in the name means showy. It could become invasive in the right climate. It ...

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Citrus hystrix

Citrus hystrix

Citrus hystrix is a thorny bush native to southeast Asia. Citrus hystrix is also known as Kaffir Lime (though it is seldom used due to its ethnic connotations in South Africa), Thai Lime, Market Lime, Mauritius Papeda, Leech Lime, Wild Lime, or Combavas. It is part of the Rutaceae family of plants. It produces a citrus fruit. The fruit is used in Asian cuisine. The leaves and their essential oil ...

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Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’

Nymphaea 'Carla's Sonshine'

No, it is not spelled wrong. Correct spelling is Sonshine. I noticed Google show results for Sunshine. This plant was named through a fundraising event. Greg Winstock was the winner of the bid. He named it after his wife and sons. Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ is a tropical waterlily. It has yellow flowers. It was hybridized in 2001 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. One of its parents is Nymphaea ‘Trail Blazers’. The ...

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Laburnum anagyroides

Laburnum anagyroides

Laburnum anagyroides is native to central and southern Europe. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is also known as Common Laburnum, Golden Chain or Golden Rain. It is a medium-sized tree or large shrub. It flowers profusely with hanging clusters of yellow flowers. It can grow to 7m or 23ft. Laburnum anagyroides is a fast grower that grows in moist but mild landscapes. Laburnum anagyroides flowers ...

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Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’

Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'

Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’ is native to South Africa. It is a cormous perennial. It is from the Iridaceae family of plants. It is also known as Bugle Lily, or Cape Bugle-Lily and is related to the Iris. It was formerly known as Watsonia pyramidata. Watsonia borbonica was named after Sir William Watson (1715-1787). He was an English scientist. Watsonia borbonica is grown from corms which should be kept dry during its ...

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Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa is also known as the Marvel of Peru, Michaela Petit’s Four o’Clock, or the Four o’clock Flower. Mirabilis jalapa was cultivated by Aztecs. It is named “Mirabilis” meaning “wonderful” and “Jalapa” the name of the capital of Veracruz. Mirabilis jalapa is native to tropical Central and South America. Mirabilis jalapa is part of the Nyctaginaceae family of plants. It was named by Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist in ...

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Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens is also known as the Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jasmine, Carolina Jasmine, Evening Trumpet Flower, False Jasmine, Woodbine, or Gelsemium. It belongs to the Gelsemiaceae family of plants. Yellow Jessamine or Gesemium sempervirens is the state flower of South Carolina, USA. Gelsemium sempervirens is an evergreen perennial climber and native to tropical and subtropical America including Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico, or the Southern United States. It ...

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