Tulip

Tulip

Tulips (Tulipa) form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes (having bulbs as storage organs). The tulip is a member of the Liliaceae (lily) family, along with 14 other genera, where it is most closely related to Amana, Erythronium and Gagea in the tribe Lilieae. There are about 75 species, and these are divided among four subgenera. The name “tulip” is thought to 

Phyla Dulcis, Lippia Dulcis, Aztec Sweet Herb

Phyla Dulcis, Lippia Dulcis, Aztec Sweet Herb

Phyla dulcis is a species of perennial herb that is native to southern Mexico, the Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico), Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela. It is known by several common names, including Aztec sweet herb, bushy lippia, honeyherb, hierba dulce, and tzopelic-xihuitl (Nahuatl). Its buds are also sold as dushi or dulce (sweet in Papiamento and Spanish respectively) buttons. Aztec Sweet Herb Botanical Name: Phyla scaberrima Aztec Sweet Herb is a low 

Portulaca Grandiflora ‘Carnaval’ – Portulak

Portulaca Grandiflora ‘Carnaval’ – Portulak

Date Planted 2017 Purchase Info August 29 2017 Progress Took them inside, were attacked by insects and died. Diseases and Problems:   Uses: Forage:   Culinary:   Medical:   Cultivation:

Paeonia Lactiflora – ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ – Peony – Herbaceous Peony

Paeonia Lactiflora – ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ – Peony – Herbaceous Peony

‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is an herbaceous perennial to 90cm with divided foliage, erect stems bearing fragrant, rose-pink double flowers 20cm in width, with ruffled inner petals, flowering usually in early June for about 7 – 10 days. Lives up to 50 years. Sarah Bernhardt is a taller 

Sedum Japonicum  – Tokyo Sun – Stonecrop -Golden Japanese Stonecrop

Sedum Japonicum – Tokyo Sun – Stonecrop -Golden Japanese Stonecrop

Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’ : Tiny bright yellow gold succulent foliage. Most yellow in full sun, more lime green in shade. Low growing mounding habit. Good ground cover and in rock and miniature gardens. Not as cold hardy as most sedums. Can be grown indoors 

Trifolium Repens – White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover,  Ladino

Trifolium Repens – White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover, Ladino

The species includes varieties often classed as small, intermediate and large, according to height, which reflects petiole length. The term “white clover” is applied to the species in general, “Dutch clover” is often applied to intermediate varieties (but sometimes to smaller varieties), and “ladino clover” is applied 

Artemisia Abrotanum  ‘Cola’ – Cola Herb –  Southernwood

Artemisia Abrotanum ‘Cola’ – Cola Herb – Southernwood

To prevent from spreading and becoming invasive it should be grown in a sunken container, with adequate drainage holes. Lift and divide each year in spring, replanting the younger, vigorous sections of the plant in fresh compost. There are two main cultivated strains of southernwood, 

Salvia Elegans – Pineapple Sage – Tangerine Sage

Salvia Elegans – Pineapple Sage – Tangerine Sage

Salvia elegans, commonly called pineapple sage or tangerine sage, is a perennial shrub native to Mexico and Guatemala. It inhabits Madrean and Mesoamerican pine-oak forests between 6,000 and 9,000 ft (1,800 and 2,700 m). Salvia elegans has tubular red flowers and an attractive scent to the leaves that is similar to pineapple. It produces numerous erect leafy stems and 

Aloysia citrodora – Lemon Verbena – Lemon Beebrush

Aloysia citrodora – Lemon Verbena – Lemon Beebrush

Lemon verbena is a perennial shrub or subshrub growing to 2–3 m high. The 8-cm-long, glossy, pointed leaves are slightly rough to the touch and emit a powerful scent reminiscent of lemon when bruised (hence the Latin specific epithet citrodora—lemon-scented). Sprays of tiny purple or white flowers appear in late spring or 

Helichrysum Italicum – Curry Plant

Helichrysum Italicum – Curry Plant

H. italicum is a small bushy evergreen sub-shrub with linear, silvery-grey, curry-scented leaves, and small yellow flowerheads in domed clusters Helichrysum italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is sometimes called the curry plant because of the strong smell of its leaves. It grows on dry, rocky or