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Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia aesculifolia is from the Saxifragaceae family of plants. It is native to northern China. Rodgersia aesculifolia is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial. It is also known as Chestnut-leaved Rodgersia, The leaves look like horse-chestnut tree leaves and are deeply veined and palmately divided. Rodgersia aesculifolia Rodgersia aesculifolia flowers in the summer producing spikes or panicles of little creamy-white start-shaped flowers. Panicles could be as tall as 60cm or 2ft. I ...

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Phegopteris connectilis

Phegopteris connectilis

Phegopteris connectilis is also known as Beech Fern, Long Beech Fern, Narrow Beech Fern, or Northern Beech Fern. It is part of the Thelypteridaceae family of plants. It is native to the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. It is a deciduous rhizomatous, perennial fern. The name Phegopteris is from Greek Phegos meaning beech and Pteris meaning fern. Phegopteris connectilis Grow it in the shade or partial shade. Plant it in ...

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Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’

Dasiphora fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ is also known as Shrubby Cinquefoil ‘Abbotswood‘, Potentilla davurica ‘Abbotswood’, Potentilla dahurica ‘Abbotswood’, Potentilla fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ (Potentilla is the old name but it is still widely used and Dasiphora is still widely disputed), Bush Cinquefoil ‘Abbotswwod’, Shrubby Five-finger ‘Abbotswood’, Tundra Rose ‘Abbotswood, or Widdy ‘Abbotswood’. Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Abbotswood’ It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Dasiphora fruticosa is native to the subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. Dasiphora fruticosa ...

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Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana

Campanula poscharskyana is commonly called the Siberian Bellflower or Trailing Bellflower. It is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. Campanula poscharskyana is native to Dinaric Alps in Eastern Europe. More precisely it is native to Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. It is a trailing perennial. It is semi-evergreen. Campanula poscharskyana produces shoots along the ground that then turn upward. Campanula poscharskyana Campanula poscharskyana flowers: Campanula poscharskyana flowers from mid-spring to ...

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Epidendrum ibaguense ‘Orange Ballerina’

Epidendrum ibaguense 'Orange Ballerina'

Epidendrum ibaguense is native to Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, French Guyana, and Trinidad. It is an epiphytic (a plant that grows on another plant for support but not for food) Orchid. It is part of the Orchidaceae family of plants. Epidendrum ibaguense is a pseudo-monopodial plant and has a vertical stem. New growths usually appear near the base of an older one. The flowers are produced on successively flowering racemes. The ...

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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis is also known as Lobelia splendors, Lobelia fulgent, Cardinal Flower, Bog Sage, Hog’s Physic, Indian Pink, Red Bay, Scarlet Lobelia, Slinkweed, or Water Gladiole. It is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. It is native to the Americas from southern Canada south to Colombia. It usually grows in wet landscapes by streams or swamps. Lobelia cardinalis is an upright, herbaceous perennial plant. Lobelia cardinalis can grow to ...

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Pericallis x hybrida

Pericallis x hybrida

Pericallis x hybrida is also known as Pericallis x hybridus, Cineraria, Florist’s Cineraria, Senecio cruentus, Common Ragwort, or Senetti Cineraria. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. This hybrid was cultivated in England at the British Royal Gardens in 1777. It is a cross between Pericallis cruenta and Pericallis lanata. Both are native to the Canary Islands. Some varieties are sold under the name Senetti. It is clump-forming. ...

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Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica © onlineflowergarden.com

Lobelia siphilitica is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. It is also known as the Great Blue Lobelia, Great Lobelia, Big Blue Lobelia, Virginia Bellflower, Vomit Root, Tall Blue Lobelia, or Blue Cardinal Flower. It is native to North America, eastern and central Canada, and the United States. Lobelia siphilitica is an unbranched perennial. It grows to about 3ft or 90cm. It is a short-lived perennial but it will ...

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Zingiber spectabile

Zingiber spectabile

Zingiber is from Sanskrit meaning “shaped like a horn” which refers to the leaves of this plant. “Spectabile” is from Latin meaning “spectacular’. Zingiber spectabile is also known as the Beehive Ginger as it is related to ginger, or Ginger Wort or Malaysian Ginger. It is native to Maritime Southeast Asia, which includes countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and East Timor. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family ...

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Strophantus gratus

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus gratus is also known as Climbing Oleander. It is a climbing shrub, a form of liana. Strophanthus gratus grows up to 80ft or 25m with only a 10cm diameter stem. It is part of the Apocynaceae family of plants. It is a tropical plant. It is native to tropical Africa, Senegal, and Congo. Strophanthus gratus The foliage is elliptic. It is glossy green. The leaves can grow to about ...

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