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 

Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (/ˈtɜːrmərɪk/) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial flowering plant ofthe ginger family, Zingiberaceae It is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the 

Anemone coronaria, windflower

Anemone coronaria, windflower

Anemone coronaria, poppy anemone, Spanish marigold, windflower, lilies of the field Anemone coronaria is a herbaceous perennial tuberous plant growing to 20–40 cm tall, rarely to 60 cm (0.75–1.50 feet), spreading to 15–23 cm (0.50 to 0.75 feet), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. 

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 

SPARAXIS, harlequin flower

SPARAXIS, harlequin flower

Sparaxis Sparaxis bulbifera Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Iridaceae Subfamily: Ixioideae Tribe: Ixieae Genus: Sparaxis Type species Sparaxis bulbifera Synonyms Anactorion Raf. ×Sparanthera Cif. & Giacom. Streptanthera Sweet Synnotia Sweet Sparaxis (harlequin flower) is a genus in the family Iridaceae with about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. 

DAHLIA

DAHLIA

Dahlia Dahlia flower Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Subfamily: Asteroideae Supertribe: Helianthodae Tribe: Coreopsideae Genus: Dahlia Type species Dahlia pinnata Sections Dahlia Entemophyllon Epiphytum Pseudodendron Synonyms Georgina Willd. Dahlia  is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. There are 42 species of 

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,