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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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Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis

Althaea officinalis or Marsh Mallow is also known as Althaea kragujevacensis, Althaea taurinensis, Bismalva, Mauve, White Mallow, Guimauve, Mauve, Wymot, Mortification root, Joseph’s Staff, or Wymote. It is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. The name Althaea is from Greek ἄλθειν meaning “to cure”, referring to its healing properties. Althaea officinalis It is a herbaceous perennial. Althaea officinalis has ...

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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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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is also known as Helianthus ‘Limelight’, Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Limelight’ or the common name Sunflower ‘Lemon Queen’ or Perennial Sunflower ‘Lemon Queen‘. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a hybrid and related to the common Sunflower. The name Helianthus refers to Greek helios meaning the sun and anthos meaning flower. Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ can grow to 8ft or 2.5m tall and almost ...

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Rodgersia podophylla

Rodgersia podophylla

Rodgersia podophylla is part of the Saxifragaceae family of plants. It is native to Japan and Korea. It is also known as Rodger’s Bronze-Leaf, Rodgersia podophylla ‘Rodgers Bronze Leaf’, Rodgresia pinnata ‘Rodger’s Bronze Leaf‘. Rodgersia podophylla is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. It is clump-forming. The foliage which starts as bronze later turns into a deep green. The leaves are jaggedly-lobed and palmate. They turn reddish-bronze in autumn. Rodgersia podophylla Rodgersia ...

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Centranthus ruber

Centranthus ruber

Centranthus ruber is also known as Red Valerian, Fox’s Brush, Devil’s Beard, Jupiter’s Beard, Spur Valerian and Kiss me Quick. It is a woody perennial. It is a clump-forming, sub-shrub. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Centranthus ruber should not be confused with true Valerian or Valeriana officinalis which is used for medicinal purposes. Centranthus ruber can be invasive. Centranthus ...

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Aristea Ecklonii

Aristea Ecklonii

Aristea Ecklonii is also known as Blue Stars, Blue Flies, Blue-eyed Iris, Blue eyes, Blue Corn Lily, Blue Star Iris, or African Blue. It is native to Central and Southern Africa. It ranges from South Africa to Cameroon and Tanzania. The name Aristea is from Latin Arista which means spike. This probably refers to the leaves. Aristea Ecklonii is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. The name is from ...

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Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’

Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ as the name suggests this tropical Water lily has flowers that look like the sunset. The flowers are creamy-yellow turning to peach and pink toward the edge. The colors are similar to a beautiful sunset sky. Flowers are star-shaped. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ was produced in 2009 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ at Kew Garden, London, UK Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ leaves are mottled green and purple. ...

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Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’

Chaerophyllum hirsutum'Roseum'

Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ is also known as Hairy Chervil ‘Roseum’, Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Rubrifolium’. It is part of the Apiaceae family of plants. The name Chaerophyllum or χαιρέφυλλον is from Greek meaning chervil. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Rubrifolium’ is an upright perennial. The foliage is medium green and aromatic. When cut or crushed it exudes an apple-scent. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ flowers in late spring and early summer. It produces umbels of pink or lilac flowers. Chaerophyllum hirsutum’Roseum’ ...

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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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