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Punica granatum var. nana

Punica granatum var. nana

Punica granatum var. nana is a deciduous, thorny and rounded shrub. It is evergreen in warm winter climates. It is part of the Lythraceae family of plants. They also call it Punica granatum ‘Nana‘, Pomegranate ‘Nana’, Granada ‘Nana’, Carthaginian Apple ‘Nana‘, or Dwarf Pomegranate. It can grow to 1m or 3ft tall. Punica granatum var. nana was first described in 1803 and is a dwarf variety. It is a good candidate for Bonsai as ...

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Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Stick on Fire’

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Stick on Fire'

Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Stick on Fire’ is a shrub or small tree. It has succulent branches. It is part of the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. It grows in semi-arid tropical climates. It is native to Africa and Arabian Peninsula. It produces a toxic latex that can cause blindness. It is best to use protection such as gloves and eye protection when handling this plant. They also call it Fire Sticks, Red ...

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Impatiens hawkeri

Impatiens hawkeri

Impatiens hawkeri is part of the Balsaminaceae family of plants. It is native to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Lt. Hawker first collected Impatiens hawkeri, in 1884. They also call it the New Guinea Impatiens. It is a herbaceous perennial. It grows to about 18in or 45cm tall. Impatiens hawkeri at Regents Park, London, UK The name impatiens is from Latin meaning “impatient”. It refers to the rapid ...

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Kalanchoe laxiflora

Kalanchoe laxiflora

Kalanchoe laxiflora is from the Crassulaceae family of plants. It is native to Madagascar. John Gilbert Baker (1834-1920) first published Kalanchoe laxiflora in 1886. He was an English botanist. They also call it Milky Widow’s Thrill. It is a perennial subshrub. It is succulent. It can grow to 20in 50cm tall. The leaves are green and have a red margin. They are elliptical. The margins on the leaves turn reddish-purple ...

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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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Papaver pseudo-orientale

Papaver pseudo-orientale

Papaver pseudo-orientale is also known as Pseudo-oriental Poppy or Papaver lasiothrix. It is part of the Papaveraceae family of plants. Papaver pseudo-orientale is one of the largest flowering poppies. This plant is a suckering plant. It usually flowers in June. Papaver pseudo-orientale flowers have 4 to 6 orangish-red petals and the flowers are 12cm or 5in wide. Papaver pseudo-orientale has a leafy stem and the flowers have a dark spot ...

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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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Crocosmia x latifolia

Montbretia

Crocosmia x latifolia is also known as Monbretia x crocosmiiflora, Tritonia x crocosmiiflora. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. The name is derived from Greek, Krokos meaning Saffron (the spice), and osme meaning odor, the reason is the leaves when dried have a saffron aroma. Crocosmia x latifolia Crocosmia x latifolia is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It grows from corms. The corms grow in chains with the ...

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Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera is also known as American Tulip Tree, Tulip Tree, Canary Whitewood, Yellow Poplar, Whitewood, Canoewood, North American Whitewood, Lyre Tree, Saddle Tree, Tulip Wood, Tulip Poplar, or Western Poplar. It is part of the Magnoliaceae family of plants. It is native to Eastern North America. Liriodendron tulipifera is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Liriodendron tulipifera at Kew Gardens, London, UK Liriodendron tulipifera is a large ...

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Tithonia rotundifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia is also known as the Red Sunflower or Mexican Sunflower. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is native to North America. It is grown as an annual though in its native habitat it is a perennial. Tithonia rotundifolia can grow up to 1.8m or 6ft tall. It is a branching plant. It flowers in late summer and early autumn. Tithonia rotundifolia Tithonia rotundifolia produces bright orange flowers ...

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