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Tag Archives: Well-Drained Soil

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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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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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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Amaryllis belladonna ‘Purpurea Major’

Amaryllis belladonna 'Purpurea Major'

Amaryllis belladonna ‘Purpurea Major’ is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. They also call it the Jersey Lily ‘Purpurea Major’ or Belladonna Lily ‘Puprpurea Major’. It is a bulbous perennial. It is native to South Africa. Amaryllis belladonna ‘Purpurea Major’ Amaryllis belladonna ‘Purpurea Major’ has narrow strap-shaped leaves. The leaves grow after the flowers are done. Amaryllis belladonna ‘Purpurea Major’ flowers in autumn. The clusters of flowers grow on ...

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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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Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’

Alstroemeria 'Lucas'

Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ or the Lily of Incas ‘Lucas’ is a cultivar. They also call it the Peruvian Lily. Alstromeria is native to South America. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is the Alstroemeriaceae family of plants. It grows from bulb-like tubers. Carolus Linnaeus named the genus after Klaus von Alstroemer (1736-1794). He was a Swedish botanist and a student of Linnaeus. Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ Alstroemeria ‘Lucas’ can grow to 1ft or 30cm. It ...

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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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Claytonia sibirica

Claytonia sibirica, Pink Purselane

Claytonia sibirica is from the Montiaceae family of plants. It is native to Siberia and western North America. They also call it Montia sibrica, Claytonia alsinoides, Calandrinia sibrica, Candy Flower, Chinese Chickweed, Siberian Spring Beauty, Siberian Purselane, Miner’s Lettuce, Indian Lettuce, Peppermint Candy Flower, Candy Stripe, Pink Purslane, or Siberian Miner’s Lettuce. It usually grows in shady moist habitat. It is a herbaceous perennial. It was named after John Clayton ...

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Catalpa ovata or Yellow Catalpa

Catalpa ovata, Chinese Catalpa, Yellow Catalpa

Catalpa ovata is a small deciduous tree. It is part of the Bignoniaceae family of plants. They also call it Yellow Catalpa or Chinese Catalpa. It grows to 30ft or 10m. It is native to western China. The name’s origin is Native American Indian. Catalpa ovata foliage are light green. The leaves are ovate and three to five-lobed. They are glamorous and downy veins on the back. The leaves turn ...

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