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Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’

Paeonia 'Scarlet O'Hara'

Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Paeoniaceae family of plants. They also call it Paeonia lactiflora ‘Scarlet O’Hara’, or Peony ‘Scarlet O’Hara’. It is a hybrid peony. Peonies live about 50 years. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ grows to 90cm or 3ft tall. The leaves are dark green and divided. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ flowers in late spring or early summer. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ flowers for about ten days. The ...

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Catalpa ovata or Yellow Catalpa

Catalpa ovata, Chinese Catalpa, Yellow Catalpa

Catalpa ovata is a small deciduous tree. It is part of the Bignoniaceae family of plants. They also call it Yellow Catalpa or Chinese Catalpa. It grows to 30ft or 10m. It is native to western China. The name’s origin is Native American Indian. Catalpa ovata foliage are light green. The leaves are ovate and three to five-lobed. They are glamorous and downy veins on the back. The leaves turn ...

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Weigela florida

Weigela florida

Weigela florida is native to Northern China, Korea, and Japan. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous shrub. They also call it Oldfashioned weigela, Rose Weigela, Old Fashioned Weigela. It grows to about 0ft or 3m tall. It is a low-maintenance plant. Weigela was named after Christian Ehenfried Weigel (1748-1831). He was a German professor of botany. Weigela florida has medium green leaves. They are elliptic ...

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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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Rosa ‘Hansa’

Rosa 'Hansa'

Rosa ‘Hansa’ or Rose ‘Hansa’ is also known as Rosa rugosa ‘Hansa’. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Rosa ‘Hansa’ is a deciduous, shrub rose. It is suckering. It is a hybrid rugosa rose. Rosa ‘Hansa’ is a shrub rose that grows to 5ft or 1.5m tall. It has prickly stems. It has dark green foliage. Rosa ‘Hansa’ flowers starting in May and through the summer. The flowers are deep crimson-rose ...

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Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis or Marsh Mallow is also known as Althaea kragujevacensis, Althaea taurinensis, Bismalva, Mauve, White Mallow, Guimauve, Mauve, Wymot, Mortification root, Joseph’s Staff, or Wymote. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. The name Althaea is from Greek ἄλθειν meaning “to cure”, referring to its healing properties. Althaea officinalis It is a herbaceous perennial. Althaea officinalis has ...

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Paeonia ‘Takara’, an Itoh Peony

Paeonia Takara

Paeonia Takara is also known as Takara Peony, or Smith Opus 2. Paeonia Takara is an Itoh Peony. Itoh peonies are hybrids or more accurately described intersectional hybrid peonies credited to Toichi Itoh the Japanese Peony breeder from the 1940s who popularized hybridizing tree peonies with herbaceous peonies. The result is usually a compact plant with masses of large fragrant flowers. Paeonia Takara is considered a herbaceous perennial and is part of the ...

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata is also known as Verbena pinnatifid, American Blue Vervain, American Simpler’s Joy, Blue Vervain, Wild Hyssop, Ironweed. It is part of the Verbenaceae family of plants. Verbena hastata is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It is native to North America. It usually grows in wet meadows. Verbena hastata at Kew Garden, London, UK The lance-shaped foliage is narrow and about 6in or 15cm long and sharply toothed. The Verbena ...

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Clematis ‘Mrs Cholmondeley’

Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'

Clematis ‘Mrs Cholmondeley’ is an early flower clematis that usually reflows at end of the summer again. It is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Clematis ‘Mrs. Cholmondeley’ is an easy-growing, deciduous climber. Clematis ‘Mrs Cholmondeley’ The Clematis ‘Mrs Cholmondeley’ flowers are single with six petals that are pale violet color, the sepals are rounded and veined. The stamens are white and brown. It flowers in late spring and the second round end ...

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Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Lemon’ or Marguerite

Argyranthemum frutescens 'Lemon'

Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Lemon’ is known also as Margeurite ‘Aramis Lemon’, Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Lemon Yellow’, Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Aramis Lemon’, Garden Marguerite, or Marguerite Daisy. Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Lemon’ is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. The beginnings of Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Lemon’ trace to the 18th century in Canary Island where cultivation of these species started. It is a very popular border and bedding flowers as it produces an abundance of color ...

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