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Tag Archives: Late Spring

Rhododendron ‘Caroline Allbrook’

Rhododendron 'Caroline Allbrook'

Rhododendron ‘Caroline Allbrook’ is a hybrid rhododendron. It is part of the Ericaceae family of plants. A. F. George at Hydon Nurseries cultivated this hybrid, in 1975, in England. This hybrid is a cross between Degronianum ssp yakushimanum and Rhododendron Purple Splendour. It is evergreen. It grows to about 3ft or 90cm tall. Rhododendron ‘Caroline Allbrook’ Rhododendron ‘Caroline Allbrook’ has medium green, glossy leaves that are elliptic. They have recurved ...

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Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’

Betonica macrantha 'Superba' or Stachys macrantha 'Superba'

Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’ or Betonica Macrantha is also called Big Betony ‘Superba’, Stachys grandiflora, Betonica grandiflora ‘Superba‘, Stachys spicata ‘Superba‘. “Macrantha” means “large-flowered” in Latin. It is a deciduous, herbaceous perennial. It is clump-forming. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Caucasus and Iran. Betonica macrantha ‘Superba’ or Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’ It grows to about 60cm or 24in tall. Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’ has wrinkled ...

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Iris sibirica or Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica is also known as Siberian Iris or Siberian Flag. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. Iris sibirica is rhizomatous. It is native to a region from Europe to Central Asia. Iris sibirica was originally called Iris augustifolia by Carolus Clusius. Monks originally discovered it in Siberia. Carl Linnaeus published it first in 1753. Iris sibirica Iris sibirica leaves are long ...

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Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’

Chaerophyllum hirsutum'Roseum'

Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ is also known as Hairy Chervil ‘Roseum’, Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Rubrifolium’. It is part of the Apiaceae family of plants. The name Chaerophyllum or χαιρέφυλλον is from Greek meaning chervil. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Rubrifolium’ is an upright perennial. The foliage is medium green and aromatic. When cut or crushed it exudes an apple-scent. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ flowers in late spring and early summer. It produces umbels of pink or lilac flowers. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ ...

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Staphylea pinnata

Staphylea pinnata

Staphylea pinnata is also known as European Bladdernut, Common Bladdernut, or Anthony Nut. It is part of the Staphyleaceae family of plants. Staphylea pinnata is native to Central Europe. Staphyle is from Greek meaning cluster, it could refer to the flowers. Staphylea pinnata Staphylea pinnata is a deciduous shrub. The foliage is pinnate and medium green. Staphylea pinnata flowers are fragrant, white panicles bell-shaped. The flowering season is late spring ...

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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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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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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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Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'

Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’ is a medium-sized tree and it is a hybrid from Aesculus pavia or commonly known, the Red Buckeye, and Aesculus hippcastanum or commonly known, the Horse Chestnut. It belongs to the Sapindaceae family of plants. Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’ is also known as Ruby Red Horse Chestnut, Red Horse Chestnut or Red flowered Horse Chestnut. It is believed it the hybrid was originated in Germany in ...

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Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’

Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'

Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’ is from the Berberidaceae family of plants. It is an evergreen shrub that is also known as Berberis x frikartii ‘Amstelveen’, Barberry, Berberis wallichiana var. pallida Bois, Berberis wallichiana hypoleuca Hort. both these names are older. It is native to China and was first collected by Father Paul Guillaume Farges (1844-1912). He was a French Catholic missionary and botanist who spent most of his life in China. It ...

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