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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 1 – May 20, 2013

My goodness, the number of plants mentioned in today’s Chelsea Garden Show coverage is likely to keep me busy for the entirety of next year. There is something in this list for everyone, I think — everything from Acer to Dahlia to Pelargonium to Xanthorrhaea. Enjoy your travels through today’s world of plants and tell […]

Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady)

Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Via gardenmuse.wordpress.com Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady[1]) is an annual garden flowering plant, belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. It is native to southern Europe (but adventive in more northern countries of Europe), north Africa and southwest Asia, where it is found on […]

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Epiphyllum (pron.: /ˌɛpɨˈfɪləm/;[2] “upon the leaf” in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. Common names for these species include orchid cacti and leaf cacti, though the latter also refers to the genus Pereskia. The […]

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sɛmpəˈvaɪvəm/),[1] is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever and hen and chicks. They are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. In favourable […]

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. […]

Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’

Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).[1] It is sometimes called the ‘Sword lily’, but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli, gladioluses, glads).[2] The genus is distributed […]

Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ ViaDonna MacKenzie on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Registered by Dorothy’s husband, Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1983, this large (26 inches high) hosta has blue-green with yellow streaked variegation. The foliage is heavily corrugated, has thick substance and is convexly cupped. Dense clusters of near white flowers bloom […]

Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot”

Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its name from the snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf. The foliage is striking enough to stand on its own but it’s a good mixer, too. Use it with other foliage plants and brightly colored blooms. This is […]

Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)

Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) “The Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as the Goa bean and Asparagus pea, Four-angled bean and Winged pea, is a tropical legume plant native to New Guinea. It grows abundantly in hot, humid equatorial countries, from the Philippines and Indonesia […]

Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose)

Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) “Rosa banksiae, commonly referred to as the Lady Banks’ Rose, is a species of Rosa native to central and western China, in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Yunnan; it grows in mountains at […]