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Clematis

Clematis belongs to the Ranunculaceae family and around the Globe 200+ species are found. Clematis is the Latin name for the Greek word klêmatis or klêma which means: scion; graft; budding eyes; climbing plant Clematis is one of the most popular of all climbing...

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Coreopsis

Coreopsis belongs to the family Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster-daisy family) The name Coreopsis derives from the Greek name koris which means bed bug(Cimex lectularius) or plant bug/capsid bug(Capsidae) and opsiswhich means: outward appearance. The meaning of Coreopsis...

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Dicentra

Common name: Bleeding Heart Dicentra is one of the early flowering perennials in Spring. It is a plant which did not lack in grand-grand mothers garden and it may not lack in today’s gardens too. The foliage is quite attractive; the flowers are extremely elegant. Each...

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Echinacea

If there would be any perennial which is in de centre of interest today, it is Echinacea. During the past decade Echinacea has been outgrown from an old-fashioned plant to a modern, multicoloured group of shapely, well-formed plants Echinacea belongs to the composite...

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Heuchera

There are about 50 species known of the hardy herbaceous perennial Heuchera. Heuchera belongs to the same Saxifragaceae family like Astilbe and Bergenia. The name Heuchera has been derived from Mr. Johann Heinrich von Heucher. Mr. Von Heucher was born in 1677 in the...

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Hosta

Common name: Plantain Lily Hostas are one of the most popular perennials sold all over the globe. These shade tolerant plants, with a wide variety of sizes, leaf shapes, colours and patterns are the passion of countless hobbyists, collectors, breeders, clubs and...

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Hosta Empress Wu

Hosta Sieboldiana Hybrid Empress wuthe largest hosta of the world!!!! Our readers might remember that in my in introductory of the Hosta article of the November issue, I wrote the following: ‘Hostas are one of the most popular perennials sold all over the globe. These...

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Ligularia

Synonym: Senecio Common names: Golden Groundsel ;Golden Ray; Leopard Plant; Ragwort Ligulariabelongs to the family of Asteracea. The name Ligularia can be traced back to the Latin name ligüla, a diminutive of lingüa which means tongue. It alludes to the fact that the...

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Paeonia

Top 10 reasons why paeonia does not flower 1, They are planted too shallow or too deep. 2, They are getting too much nitrogen. 3, They are over or undernourished. Peonies thrive with little care and limited amounts of fertilizer. 4, The buds were killed at late frost,...

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Papaver

FIELD POPPY;COCKROSE; PERENNIAL POPPY Papaver belongs to the Papaveracea family. This plant family includes200 varieties, classified in 26 genera of which Papaver accounts 100 varieties. Papaver is native in most of the mild areas of Europe and Asia, but also in...

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Pennisetum

Common name:Fountain Grass New in Pennisetum:Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks Pennisetum setaceum is a grass-like graminaceous perennial. Pennisetum setaceum is the most important bedding grass in the USA, extremely popular because of its colour range. Pennisetum derives...

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Peonies

How an impossible dream came true Welcome to the Wonderful world of Intersectional Peonies, the peonies of the New Millennium. Nickname or common name: Itoh Hybrids. The introductory of my previous article about New Introductions of Herbaceous Peonies was as follows:...

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Persicaria

Persicaria belongs to the Polygonaceae group of plants and was formerly included in the genus Polygonum, but because of the confusion with the genera Polemonium; Polygala and Polygonatum the name of the genus Polygonum has been changed to Persicaria, however, with...

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Pulmonaria

Writing an article about Pulmonaria seemed to be quite easy at the first view since Pulmonaria had been relegated to grandmother’s shade garden for so many years. The last thing a self-respecting gardener would do in the past, was to give a so-called old fashioned...

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Sunny Border Nurseries

A well-known nursery in the United States of America run by modern Vikings. From the 8th till the 11th Century- known as the Viking Age- big parts of the world, from East to West to South were colonized by the so-called Vikings(Norseman), the Danes and the Swedish....

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Thalictrum

Common name: Meadow Rue There are a few perennial plants that stand out from the crowd. Thalictrum is a perfect sample. It is a plant with buds that unfold into perfect parasols. It is also a plant to ‘fell in love’ for, and though the genus Thalictrum is not so...

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