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Tag Archives: Purple

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. It is an evergreen perennial. They also call it Erysimum linifolium ‘Bowles Mauve’, Wallflower ‘Bowle’s Mauve‘, or Erysimum Linifolium glaucum. It grows to about 75cm or 30in tall. The foliage is dark gray-green and narrow. It grows erect racemes of purple flowers. Each flower is about 2cm or 3/4in. wide. Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ flowers from spring to autumn. Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ ...

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Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum is a trailing perennial. It is evergreen. Pelargonium peltatum is native to South Africa. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. They also call it the Ivy-leaved Pelargonium, Hanging Geranium, Ivy Geranium, Ivyleaf Geranium, Cascading Geranium. The stems can grow up to 2m or 6ft long. Carl Linnaeus first described Pelargonium peltatum in 1753 in Species Plantarum. Pelargonium peltatum Pelargonium peltatum has heart-shaped or five-lobed leaves. ...

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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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Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’

Alstroemeria 'Lucas'

Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ or the Lily of Incas ‘Lucas’ is a cultivar. They also call it the Peruvian Lily. Alstromeria is native to South America. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is the Alstroemeriaceae family of plants. It grows from bulb-like tubers. Carolus Linnaeus named the genus after Klaus von Alstroemer (1736-1794). He was a Swedish botanist and a student of Linnaeus. Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ can grow to 1ft or 30cm. It ...

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Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense is a bulbous perennial. They commonly call it the Giant Lily. It is native to the Himalayas, China, and Myanmar. Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854) first described this plant in 1824. He was a Danish botanist. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The name has its root in Greek. Kardia means heart and krinon means ...

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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum or Knotted Cranesbill is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is a rhizomatous geophyte. It spreads through rhizomes. Geranium nodosum is native to Southern Europe. It grows to 30cm or 1ft tall. The stems are upright and hairy. Geranium nodosum has three-lobed leaves that are glossy and medium green. The top of the leaf is darker and glossy whereas the back ...

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Campanula lactiflora ‘Superba’

Campanula lactiflora 'Superba'

Campanula lactiflora ‘Superba’ or Milky Bellflower ‘Superba’ is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. It is a clump-forming plant. It can grow to 1m or 3ft tall. It flowers in the summer. Campanula lactiflora ‘Superba’ flowers are purple-violet and bell-shaped. They grow in clusters and usually cover the whole plant. It has pointed leaves. Campanula lactiflora ‘Superba’ Grow Campanula lactiflora ‘Superba’ in the sun ...

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Phyteuma orbiculare

Phyteuma orbiculare

Phyteuma orbiculare is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. They also call it the Round-headed Rampion, Round-headed Horned Rampion, or Pride of Sussex. Other synonyms include Ranunculus orbiculares, Phyteuma tenerum. The plant is native to Europe from the Pyrenees to the Balkans. It grows to 50cm or 20in tall. It has an erect stem. Phyteuma orbiculare has different types of leaves. The base leaves ...

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Iris ‘Trillion’

Iris 'Trillion'

Iris ‘Trillion’ is a tall bearded iris. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is a rhizomatous perennial plant. Elaine Bessette cultivated this hybrid and registered it in 1996. They introduced it in 2000. The is a hybrid between Iris ‘Edith Wolford’ and Monty Byers ‘Space Age’ Iris. Space Age Irises have unusual decorative extensions to their beards. These extensions are horns, spoons, or flounces. Iris ‘Trillion’ ...

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Cyclamen ‘Winter Ice™ Purple’

Cyclamen 'Winter Ice™ Purple'

Cyclamen ‘Winter Ice™ Purple’ is a hybrid of Cyclamen persicum, or Persian Cyclamen. Cyclamen persicum is a herbaceous perennial. It grows from a tuber. It is native to Western Asia. It is part of the Primulaceae family of plants. It is clump-forming and deciduous. Cyclamen ‘Winter Ice™ Purple’ has heart-shaped leaves. They are green but silver patterned. They usually flower in winter and spring. The flowers are purplish-pink and the ...

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