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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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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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Dactylorhiza praetermissa

Dactylorhiza praetermissa

Dactylorhiza praetermissa is also known as the Southern Marsh Orchid, or Leopard Marsh Orchid. It is part of the Orchidaceae family of plants. Dactylorhiza praetermissa is native to northern and central Europe. In its natural habitat, it grows near water. It is a tuberous perennial. It prefers alkaline soil. Dactylorhiza praetermissa at Kew Garden’s rock garden, London, UK It can grow 50cm or 20in tall. Dactylorhiza praetermissa flower in spring ...

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Sagittaria Graminea

Sagittaria graminea

Sagittaria graminea is also known as the Sagittaria graminea subsp. graminea, Sagittaria graminea subsp. weatherbiana, Grassy Arrowhead, Grass-leaved Arrowhead, or Narrow-leafed arrowhead. It is an aquatic plant that grows in wet marshes and lakes. The name Sagittaria is derived from Sagitta in Latin which refers to the shape of the leaves and means arrow. Sagittaria graminea is part of the Alismataceae family of plants. It is native to eastern North America. It is a fast-growing ...

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Nymphaea ‘Patio Joe’

Nymphaea 'Patio Joe' © onlineflowergarden.com

Nymphaea ‘Patio Joe’ is a hardy water lily. The flowers have shades of creamy-yellow and pink so when you look from afar they appear peach. Nymphaea ‘Patio Joe’ is a free bloomer and a vigorous grower. Dr. Kirk Strawn (1922-2008) cultivated Nymphaea ‘Patio Joe’ in 1997. He was a Founding Member of the International Waterlily Society. He developed methods of pollinating based on time of the year and also depending on the day ...

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Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Kabuki’

Nymphaea 'Kew's Kabuki' © onlineflowergarden.com

Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Kabuki‘ is a tropical water lily and a member of the Nymphaeaceae family of plants. It is a day bloomer. Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Kabuki’ was originated in 2008 by Carlos Magdalena of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Kabuki’ has bluish-white starry shaped flowers that could be as large as 20cm 8in diameter. The flowers reach 40cm or 16in high above the water. Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Kabuki’ leaves are round, ...

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Gunnera tinctoria

Gunnera tinctoria © onlineflowergarden.com

The Giant Rhubarb or Gunnera tinctoria is also known as Chilean Rhubarb, Gunnera chilensis Lam., Gunnera scabra Ruiz, or Gunnera scabra Pav., and Nalca in Chile. It is native to Southern Chile and Argentina. It is not really related to rhubarb. Gunnera tinctoria is part of the Gunneraceae family of plants. From afar it resembles the rhubarb plant. Gunnera tinctoria grows about 2m or 7ft high. It has large leaves. ...

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Nymphaea ‘Bulls Eye’

Nymphaea 'Bulls Eye'

Nymphaea ‘Bulls Eye’ is a tropical water lily, day blooming. It is part of the Nymphaeaceae family of plants. It could spread to about 6ft or 1.8m and a height of 12in or 30cm. The flower is bright pink with a yellow center, star-shaped and fragrant. Nymphaea ‘Bulls Eye’ flowers from summer to winter. The leaves are large glossy and round and remain green all year except in colder climates. ...

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Alisma plantago-aquatica

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Alisma plantago-aquatica is an aquatic rhizomatous perennial. It is also commonly known as Water Plantain, European Water Plantain, Common Water Plantain, Thumbwort, Devil’s Spoon, or Mad Dog Weed. It belongs to the Alismataceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa. Alisma plantago-aquatica or Water Plantain at Waterlily House in Kew Garden I came across this plant at Kew Garden’s Waterlily House. Did you know Waterlily ...

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Iris pseudacorus or Yellow Flag

Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. This plant is native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northwest Africa. Iris pseudacorus is also called Yellow Flag, Water Flag, Yellow Iris, Daggers, Flagon, Jacob’s Sword, Water Skeg, Yellow Fleur-de-lis. It is a herbaceous perennial plant. It prefers wet conditions. In nature, it is usually found in wetlands. Iris pseudacorus propagates through rhizomes as well as seeds to establish itself. ...

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