Echeveria

Echeveria

Echeveria is a large genus of flowering plants in the stonecrop family Crassulaceae, native to semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico and northwestern South America. Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as “hen and chicks”.…

Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuata, formerly Haworthia attenuata, the zebra haworthia, is a small species of succulent plant from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. As an ornamental, it is one of the most commonly cultivated of the Haworthiopsis species. It is an evergreen succulent plant with short leaves arranged in rosettes 6–12 cm in diameter. The succulent leaves…

Crocosmia, Montbretia

Crocosmia, Montbretia

Crocosmia Crocosmia Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Iridaceae Subfamily: Ixioideae Tribe: Ixieae Genus: Crocosmia Type species Crocosmia aurea Synonyms Crocanthus Curtonus Crocosmia  (montbretia)is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. It is native to the grasslands of southern and eastern Africa, ranging from South Africa to Sudan. One…

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…

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…

Cymbalaria Muralis – Kenilworth Ivy – Oxford Ivy – Pennywort – Devil’s Ribbon

Cymbalaria Muralis – Kenilworth Ivy – Oxford Ivy – Pennywort – Devil’s Ribbon

Family: Plantaginaceae Genus: Cymbalaria (sim-buh-LAR-ee-uh) (Info) Species: muralis (mur-AH-liss) (Info) Synonym: Linaria cymbalaria Cymbalaria muralis, with common names ivy-leaved toadflax, Devil’s Ribbon, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, pennywort, wandering sailor, is a flowering plant native to Mediterranean Europe and widely naturalized elsewhere. Kenilworth Ivy has little scalloped leaves form a low mat, studded with tiny…

Salvia Officinalis – Sage

Salvia Officinalis – Sage

Salvia officinalis (sage, also called garden sage, common sage, or culinary sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae and native to the Mediterranean region. The second most commonly used species of sage is Salvia lavandulaefolia, which…

Houseleek – Sempervivum Tectorum

Houseleek – Sempervivum Tectorum

Sempervivum (Brit. /sɛmpəˈvaɪvəm/, U.S. sem-per-VEE-vum) is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, commonly known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever (the source of the taxonomical designation Sempervivum, literally “always/forever alive”) and hen and chicks, a name shared with…