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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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Conanthera campanulata

Conanthera campanulata

Conanthera campanulata is a bulbous perennial. It is native to Chile. It is part of the Tecophilaeaceae family of plants. The flowers grow on branched panicle. They are violet and bell-shaped. They have six petals. Conanthera campanulata flowers in the summer. It grows to about 40cm or 16in tall. Conanthera campanulata at Kew Gardens, London, UK How to grow Conanthera campanulata: Grow Conanthera campanulata in the sun. Shelter from strong ...

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Campanula thessala

Campanula thessala

Campanula thessala is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. It is native to Greece. Campanula thessala is a herbaceous perennial. It grows to 15cm or 6in tall. The leaves are oblong to obovate. They are pinnately lobed. The flowers are tubular. They are violet. Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Deadhead flowers to prolong blooming. Campanula thessala attracts bees, butterflies, ...

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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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Nymphaea nouchali

Nymphaea nouchali

Nymphaea nouchali or Nymphaea stellata is a waterlily from the Nymphaceae family of plants. They also call it Red and Blue Water Lily, Blue Lotus, Star Lotus, Manel Flower, or Blue Star Waterlily. In Sanskrit, they call it Utpala, and in Sri Lanka Nil mānel නිල් මානෙල්. It is native to Southern and Eastern Asia. It is the national flower of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Nymphaea nouchali Nymphaea nouchali is a ...

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Geranium himalayense

Geranium himalayense

Geranium himalayense is also known as Geranium grandiflorum, Geranium meeboldii, Geranium himalayense Alpinum, Geranium himalayense var. Meeboldii. They also call it Himalayan Cranesbill or Lilac Cranesbill. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. It is native to the Himalayas in Russia and China. Geranium himalayense It is a rhizomatous, dense mat-forming plant. It grows up to 18in or 45cm tall. Geranium himalayense has ...

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Iris sibirica or Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica is also known as Siberian Iris or Siberian Flag. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. Iris sibirica is rhizomatous. It is native to a region from Europe to Central Asia. Iris sibirica was originally called Iris augustifolia by Carolus Clusius. Monks originally discovered it in Siberia. Carl Linnaeus published it first in 1753. Iris sibirica Iris sibirica leaves are long ...

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Iris ensata or Iris kaempferi

Iris ensata

Iris ensata is also known as the Japanese Iris, Japanese Flag, Sword-leaved Iris, Japanese Water Iris, or in Japanese Hanashōbu 花菖蒲 and it was formerly called Iris kaempferi. The name ensata means sword referring to its leaves. Iris ensata It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants and it is native to Japan, China, Korea, and Russia, its native habitat is usually boggy or marshes with low acid soil. ...

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Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata is also known as Verbena pinnatifid, American Blue Vervain, American Simpler’s Joy, Blue Vervain, Wild Hyssop, Ironweed. It is part of the Verbenaceae family of plants. Verbena hastata is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It is native to North America. It usually grows in wet meadows. Verbena hastata at Kew Garden, London, UK The lance-shaped foliage is narrow and about 6in or 15cm long and sharply toothed. The Verbena ...

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