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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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Ranunculus Acris

Ranunculus acris

Ranunculus acris is also known as Ranunculus silvaticus, Meadow Buttercup, Bristleflower, Blisterwort, Yellow Gowan, Water Milfoil, Butter Rose, Blister Plant, Butter Cress, Butter Daisy, Butter Rose, Gold Balls, Common Buttercup, Common Crowfoot, Meadow Cup, Meadow Ranunculus, Meadow Crowfoot Gold Knots, Gold Knobs, Cuckooflower. Ranunculus acris is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants and it is the most common buttercup in Europe. Ranunculus acris is native to temperate Eurasia. It ...

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Iris bulleyana

Iris bulleyana

Iris bulleyana is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is called 西南鸢尾, meaning Southwest Iris, in Chinese. It is native to South China, Myanmar, and Tibet. Iris bulleyana is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. In Sweden, they call it the Kinesisk Iris or Bulley’s Iris. Bulleyana is named after Arthur Kilpin Bulley (1861-1942) who was the creator of the Ness Botanic Gardens. He also has other plants such as ...

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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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Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’

Tulipa 'Apricot Parrot'

Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’ is also known as Tulip ‘Apricot Parrot’. It is part of the Liliaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous perennial. Tulips are originally native from Europe to Central Asia. The tulip is derived from a Persian word for turban as the flower was thought to resemble one. Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’ is part of the Parrot Group is truly unusual and beautiful tulips that have a single flower that ...

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Aesculus hippocastanum

aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum or the Horse Chestnut is part of the Sapindaceae family of plants which also includes lychee. It is also called Horse Chestnut Buckeye, Conker tree, or Spanish Chestnut. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large broad-crowned tree. It can grow up to 39m or 128ft. It is deciduous. Aesculus hippocastanum has a spreading dense canopy. It is native to the Balkans, more precisely to the Pindus Mountains. It is called ...

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Muscari neglectum

Muscari neglectum

Muscari neglectum is also known as Common Grape Hyacinth, Grape Flower, Grape Hyacinth, Starch Hyacinth, or Muscari leucostomum, Muscari pulchellum, Muscari bucharicum, Muscari racemosum. It is from the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous perennial. It is native to Europe and Asia. It was described by Michele Tenore in 1842. Muscari neglectum Muscari neglectum grows to about 30cm or 12in tall. It has narrow green leaves. It flowers ...

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Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium

Berberis aquifolium

Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium? That is the question, evidently, botanist cannot agree and keep shifting from one to the other. But it is the same plant no matter what they call it. It is also known as Mahonia piperiana, Holly-leaved Barberry, Broadleaf evergreen, Mountain Grape, Rocky Mountain Grape, Oregon Grape, or Oregon Grape Holly. Berberis aquifolium It is part of the Berberidaceae family of plants. Berberis aquifolium is native to North ...

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Euryops chrysanthemoides

Euryops chrysanthemoides

Euryops chrysanthemoides is also known as African Bush Daisy or Bull’s-eye. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Euryops chrysanthemoides is native to South Africa. It is a compact, branched evergreen shrub. The name is derived from Greek, ‘eurys’ meaning large, ‘ops’ meaning eye which refers to the flower, and ‘chrysanthemoides’ means like Chrysanthemum. Euryops chrysanthemoides It grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The foliage is similar to ...

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