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Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’

Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka'

Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ or Kumasaka Camellia has showy semi-double round flowers in rosy-pink color. It is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. It is native to Japan. It has a smooth gray bark. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is cold hardy, like other Camellias diffused light is best. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is part of the Theaceae family of plants. It can grow to 1.5m or 6ft but it is a slow grower and it ...

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Anemone coronaria, ‘Mona Lisa® Wine, White Bicolor’

Anemone coronaria, 'Mona Lisa® Wine White Bicolor'

Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa® Wine White Bicolor’ is a hybrid of Anemone coronaria also known as Poppy Anemone, Spanish Marigold, or Windflower. The botanical name means crown anemone which refers to the central dark crown in each flower. It is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa® Wine White Bicolor’ Anemone is originally native to the Mediterranean region. Anemone coronaria ‘Mona Lisa® Wine White Bicolor’ can ...

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Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

Aloe or Aloë is a genus of over 500 plants. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is a hybrid which is sometimes also called California Aloe or Aloe ‘Blue Boy’. It actually is not Aloe California but sometimes it is sold as. It is tight clump-forming, dwarf succulent. It is evergreen. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ has slender rosettes. Leaves are upright and are tooth-edged. It can grow up to 45cm or 18in tall. The ...

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Mahonia x media ‘Charity’

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ is an evergreen shrub. It is also known as Oregon Grape. It is part of the Berberidaceae family of plants. Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ is a hybrid created by combining Mahonia japonica (native to Taiwan) and Mahonia lomarifolia (Chinese Hollygrape, native to China). Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ has long foliage. It could have up to 20 lance-shaped leaflets. The leaves are dark green. It has small cup-shaped yellow flowers. ...

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Brassica oleracea var. Acephala

Brassica oleracea var. Acephala ©

Brassica oleracea is a plant species that includes many of our familiar foods: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, and more. It originates in Southern and Western Europe. Brassica is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. Acephala group is the ornamental kale family, this family does not grow with a central head and that is also the meaning of the name. This group includes many varieties of kale. It ...

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Justicia scheidweileri

Justicia scheidweileri

Justicia scheidweileri is also known as Amphiscopia pohliana, Porphyrocoma lanceolata, Orthotactus pohlianus, Purple Shrimp Plant, Purple Pine Cone, Rose Pine Cone, Jade Magic, South African Acanthus, Maracas Brazilian Fireworks, or Brazilian Fireworks. It is an evergreen perennial. It is tropical. Justicia scheidweileri has green leaves with silver veins. It produces spikes of red bracts with purplish flowers. Justicia scheidweileri or Purple Shrimp Plant This plant is native to Brazil. It ...

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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Hot Pink’

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Hot Pink’ is a perennial that is also known as Flaming Katy, Widow’s Thrill, Christmas Kalanchoe (called this due to its bright color blooms in wintertime), or Florists Kalanchoe. It belongs to the Crassulaceae family of plants. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is native to Madagascar. The name is actually from Chinese “Kalanchauhuy”. It is a bright addition in a container, a hanging basket. You can plant it outdoors in milder ...

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Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica, Lily of the Valley Shrub

Pieris japonica is native to the mountains in Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is an evergreen shrub that provides a variety of interest in the landscape. It belongs to the Ericaceae family of plants. The new growth and the leaves are very colorful in shades of rose, bronze, and red, then maturing into the green. And the blossoms are very original very similar to the lily of the valley. Pieris ...

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Clivia miniata – ‘Belgian Hybrid Yellow’

Clivia Miniata - Belgian Hybrid Yellow

Clivia miniata ‘Belgian Hybrid Yellow’ or Belgian Hybrid Yellow Bush Lily, also known as Forest Lily, Caffre Lily, Kaffir Lily, Thong Lily, Boslelie, Natal Lily is from the family of Amaryllidaceae. Clivia miniata usually grow well in the shade under trees and provide green foliage and then a burst of color when they flower. This plant is native to South Africa but it has been naturalized in Mexico, North America, ...

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Camellia ‘High Fragrance’

Camellia High Fragrance

Camellia ‘High Fragrance’, a hybrid of Camellia lutchuensis, is a pale pink large semi-double flowered Camellia that is fragrant, and the flowers resemble peonies. The leaves are glossy green. Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. Camellia genus was named after a Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel and is part of the Theaceae family of plants. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ is a winter flowering hybrid probably December to March depending on ...

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