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Tag Archives: Summer

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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Thladiantha dubia

Thladiantha dubia

Thladiantha dubia is a herbaceous perennial. It is a fast-growing, climbing vine. It is native to Russia, northern China, and Korea. They also call it the Manchu Tubergourd, Goldencreeper, Red Hailstone, Thladiantthe, Wild Potato. In France, they call it Thladianthe douteuse, and in China Chi Bao. Thladiantha dubia grows from a tuber, it grows through underground rhizomes producing more tubers. It is part of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants. Thladiantha ...

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Verbascum densiflorum

Verbascum densiflorum

Verbascum densiflorum is a biennial or short-lived perennial. It is part of the Scrophulariaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe and Asia. Verbascum densiflorum grows to 1.8m or 6ft. They also call it Verbascum thapsiforme, or Dense-flowered Mullein. Verbascum densiflorum Verbascum densiflorum is a rosette-forming plant. The basal leaves are about 45cm or 18in long. The leaves have wavy margins. It grows branching, flower spikes. The flowers are ...

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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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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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Rosa rubiginosa or Sweet Briar

Rosa rubiginosa

Rosa rubiginosa is a deciduous shrub. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. They also call it Sweet Briar or Eglantine Rose. Rosa rubiginosa is native to Europe. Rosa rubiginosa has prickly stems. The new shoots are slightly reddish. The foliage is apple-scented. The leaves are pinnately divided into 5-7 leaflets. They are finely serrated on the edges. Rosa rubiginosa The pink flowers are single and cup-shaped. Rosa ...

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Geranium endressii

Geranium endressii

Geranium endressii is a herbaceous perennial. It is semi-evergreen. It is native to Western Pyrenees. Geranium endressii is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. It grows to 75cm or 30in tall. They also call it the Endree’s Cranesbill, or French Cranesbill. Geranium endressii has lobed and deeply divided leaves. The leaves are about 8cm or 3in wide. Geranium endressii flowers in the summer and autumn. The flowers are pink ...

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Philadelphus coronarius or Mock Orange

Philadelphus coronarius

Philadelphus coronarius is a deciduous shrub. It is native to southeastern Europe and Asia minor. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. They also call it Sweet Mock Orange or English Dogwood. ‘Coronarius” means ‘used for garlands”. It grows to 3m or 10ft. Philadelphus coronarius Philadelphus coronarius has toothed leaves. It flowers in late spring and early summer. The flowers are white and grow in clusters. they are ...

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Iris ‘Sangreal’ (Holy Grail)

Iris Sangreal

Iris ‘Sangreal‘ (Holy Grail) is a rhizomatous perennial. It is clump-forming. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. Iris ‘Sangreal’ is deciduous. It is a hybrid bearded Iris. Jacob Sass cultivated it and registered it in 1935. It is a hybrid between Iris pumila and Cardinal x ‘Autumn King‘. Iris ‘Sangreal’ at Kew Gardens, London, UK Iris ‘Sangreal’ flowers are bright yellow. The beard is slightly darker and ...

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Dietes iridioides

Dietes iridioides

Dietes iridioides is native to Africa and can be found in the region from Ethiopia to South Africa. It is a rhizomatous perennial. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is evergreen. They also call it the African Iris, Wild Iris, Cape Iris, Dietes vegeta, Fortnight Lily, or Morea Iris. Dietes iridioides Dietes iridioides have sarmentous or sarmentose stems which trail like strawberry stems and they branch ...

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