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Tag Archives: Perennial

Anthurium andraeanum

Anthurium andraeanum

Anthurium andraeanum is an evergreen perennial. It is native to Colombia and Ecuador. It is part of the Araceae family of plants. It is commonly known as the Flamingo Flower, Painter’s Palette, Laceleaf, or Tail Flower. The Latin name comes from Greek “anthos” which means flower and “oura” means a tail. The common name Tail flower is also the same interpretation. Based on studies, this plant helps clean the air ...

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Penstemon ‘Pensham Czar’

Penstemon Pensham Czar

Penstemon ‘Pensham Czar’ is bi-colored species of Penstemon that has purple edges and throat of the bell-shaped flower is white. It is a late flowering variety and looks beautifully mixed in the border or tall grass. It is one of the Pensham Series, it is a wonderful hardy perennial part of the Plantaginaceae family pf plants. Plant these flowers in the sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Penstemon ‘Pensham ...

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Helenium autumnale

Helenium Autumnale

Helenium autumnale or also called Sneezeweed adds a lot of bold color to your landscape. Helenium autumnale is native to North and Central America. It is a deciduous perennial. Helenium autumnale is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. The name Sneezeweed is based on its use of dried leaves as a snuff that induced sneezing. It blooms profusely with bright colored flowers that attract bees and birds. It is deer resistant. Helenium autumnale ...

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Centranthus ruber ‘Albus’

Centranthus Ruber 'Albus'

Centranthus ruber ‘Albus’ or White Valerian is an evergreen perennial but sometimes grown as biennials. It is clump-forming. It is native to the Mediterranean Region. It is a member of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It grows to about 60cm or 2ft. It flowers in spring and summer. It flowers in clusters of small white flowers. Flowers are lightly fragrant. It looks beautiful in borders and is rather showy. It ...

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Alcea rosea – Hollyhock

Alcea Rosea - Hollyhock

I wrote about Hollyhock or Alcea rosea or Althaea rosea almost 9 years ago. Today as I was walking in the Bankside area of London I came across it on the sidewalk. It was such a wonderful display I decided to write about this flower again. I had never seen Alcea rosea planted in the street. They are deciduous biennials, or sometimes perennials. Alcea rosea can grow pretty tall almost 2m ...

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Euphorbia epithymoides

Euphorbia Epithymoides

Euphorbia epithymoides is a herbaceous perennial native to the middle east and middle and eastern Europe. It is part of the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. With its green foliage and bright yellow star-shaped flowers, it is a nice addition to borders. It is also known as the Cushion Spurge, Euphorbia polychroma, or Euphorbia villosa. Euphorbia epithymoides is a compact clump-forming plant that grows to about 40cm about 18 inches. It ...

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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia Tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana or commonly known as Blue Star is a herbaceous perennial, it is easy to grow. It belongs to the Apocynaceae family of plants. It originates or is native North America more precisely to the central United States. It grows to about 90cm or 3ft. Plant them in full sun or partial shade and the like well-drained soil but they do fine in clay soil. Amsonia tabernaemontana They do ...

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Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus also known as Sweet William or Bearded Pink is from the Caryophyllaceae family of plants. Dianthus barbatus is a biennial in the pictures below it has white flowers but it also can be found with pink, purple, dark pink, and reddish flowers in spring and summer. Dianthus barbatus is native to Southern Europe and part of Asia. Dianthus barbatus Grow Dianthus barbatus in full sun. Plant it preferably ...

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Lamium maculatum – Deadnettle

Lamium maculatum

Lamium maculatum is a perennial with silver foliage. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is also known as Deadnettle. In fact, they are not nettles but they resemble them therefore the name. Lamium maculatum is native to Europe and temperate Asia. Lamium maculatum are good ground covers. They sometimes grow Lamium maculatum as annuals. They are drought tolerant. They do better in the shade or partial shade, especially under trees. They ...

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Paeonia officinalis

Paeonia Officinalis

Probably one of my favorite flowers Peonies comes in a large variety. Paeonia officinalis is the common peony that is native to Switzerland and France and Italy. It is from the Paeoniaceae family but this particular Peony or Paeonia is a hybrid related to Paeonia peregrina and P. parnassica. It has beautiful dark pink flowers that are about 5 inches wide and the plant grows to about 30″ or 70cm, ...

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