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Plants. Echium plantagineum. Description[edit] Echium plantagineum is a winter annual plant growing to 20–60 cm tall, with rough, hairy, lanceolate leaves up to 14 cm long.

Echium plantagineum

Care And Grow GloryBower∼Clerodendrum. Clerodendrum is a group of several species and cultivars that are enjoyed by beneficial insects and humans alike.

Care And Grow GloryBower∼Clerodendrum

Most are subtropical evergreens from the family verbenaceae. Some are vining, others are large shrubs or small trees. All have lovely deep green leaves, and delicate showers of flowers that call to the insects that pollinate them. Canna. Cannas are vibrant tender perennials that produce bold leaves and showy flowers in shades of red, orange, yellows and pinks.


It is a useful summer bedding plant for both containers and borders, but does well in cool conservatories in summer. Cultivation notes. Geum National Collection. Nigella damascena - Growing Love-in-a-Mist in Your Garden. AMARYLLIS: YEAR-ROUND CARE. A popular indoor plant in the winter and spring is the amaryllis, with large lily-shaped flowers on tall stems.


They are becoming a popular holiday gift. Camellia. Description[edit] The various species of camellia plants are generally well-adapted to acidic soils rich in humus, and most species do not grow well on chalky soil or other calcium-rich soils.


Most species of camellias also require a large amount of water, either from natural rainfall or from irrigation, and the plants will not tolerate droughts. However, some of the more unusual camellias – typically species from karst soils in Vietnam – can grow without too much water. Camellia plants usually have a rapid growth rate. Typically they will grow about 30 cm per year until mature – though this does vary depending on their variety and geographical location. Lily of the Valley. Convallaria majalis /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛəriə məˈdʒeɪlɨs/,[1] commonly known as the Lily of the Valley, is a sweetly scented (and highly poisonous) woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe and in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States.

Lily of the Valley

Description[edit] 19th-century illustration C. majalis is a herbaceous perennial plant that forms extensive colonies by spreading underground stems called rhizomes. New upright shoots are formed at the ends of stolons in summer,[5] these upright dormant stems are often called pips.[6] These grow in the spring into new leafy shoots that still remain connected to the other shoots under ground, often forming extensive colonies. The stems grow to 15–30 cm tall, with one or two leaves 10–25 cm long, flowering stems have two leaves and a raceme of 5–15 flowers on the stem apex. Zinnias: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Zinnia Flowers. Picture of a zinnia from my garden Credit: Tammy Wilson Botanical name: Zinnia elegans Plant type: Flower.

Zinnias: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Zinnia Flowers

RHS Plant Selector Campanula carpatica AGM. Azalea. Rhododendron 'Hinodegiri' Azaleas /əˈzeɪliə/ are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron: the Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (deciduous).


Azaleas bloom in summer, their flowers often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees. Verbena. Description[edit]



Sunflower. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas.


It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head), and its name is derived from the flower's shape and image, which is often used to capture the sun. The plant has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves, and circular flower heads. The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production. Structure[edit] Balloon Flower (Chinese Bellflower) Platycodon grandiflorus This heavy bloomer gets its name from the way each flower bud swells before its starry petals unfold. Yorkshire Lavender - growing lavender tips & ideas. Lavender is an easy plant to grow.

The following tips should hopefully get the best out of your lavender. If you have anymore questions about lavender, then please do get in touch. When to water my lavender? Once planted in the ground, you should water your lavender plant for the first couple of weeks until it is established. After then, there should be no need to water your lavender as they are very drought tolerant. Cosmos: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Cosmos.

Skip to main content No thanks, I like rainy picnics and parades. Will it rain on your summer plans? Newly released! Free Almanac forecasts for all 3 months of summer—and fall, too! Claim your FREE Almanac weather predictions now! Mirabilis jalapa. Flowers and color[edit] A curious aspect of this plant is that flowers with both different colors can be found simultaneously on the same plant. Different color variation in the flower and different color flowers in same plant. Variegated flower on a four o'clock plant. Naturally occurring color variation on four o'clock flowers. Kudzu. Solanaceae. The name Solanaceae derives from the genus Solanum, "the nightshade plant". The etymology of the Latin word is unclear.

Clematis. Clematis[pronunciation note 1] is a genus of about 300 species[6] within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Primula. The Genus Helleborus. Camellia. Glaucium flavum. Meconopsis. Fritillaria. How to grow fritillaries.