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Bleeding heart: Dicentra spectabilis

Dicentra spectabilis is a widely distributed, hardy herbaceous perennial that produces red and white, heart-shaped flowers borne on arching stems in late spring and summer. It is a member of the Papaveraceae family and is native to the eastern part … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Thrift: Armeria maritima

Armeria is a genus with 80 bushy, cushion-forming, evergreen herbaceous perennials that belong to the Plumbaginaceae. The common thrift grows in the coastal regions of Europe and is often planted in rockeries, flowerbeds, pots and large containers. This grass-like herbaceous … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Rock Cress: Arabis procurrens

Arabis procurrens, a species of the Arabis genus that itself belongs to the family of the Cruciferae, occurs in the wild in the rocky regions of Europe, Asia and North-Africa. It is a mat-forming, evergreen herbaceous perennial with dense, flat … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Wall rock cress: Arabis caucasica

Arabis caucasica is one of about 120 mostly evergreen herbaceous perennials belonging to the family of the Cruciferae. It is native to the rocky regions of Europe, Asia and north Africa. As a result they are all very undemanding and … Continue reading

12. April 2017 by admin
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All About Perennials

Perennials are flowers that die down in the autumn and spend winter as underground roots but reappear each spring. They were traditionally used as the mainstay of herbaceous borders, but nowadays are frequently grown as single plants in containers as … Continue reading

23. February 2015 by admin
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Columbine: Aquilegia

The Aquilegia genus that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family includes many species that grow in meadows, light woodland and mountainous regions in the northern hemisphere. A. caerulea is an upright, short-lived herbaceous perennial, native to the Rocky Mountains in North … Continue reading

23. February 2015 by admin
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Windflower: Anemone blanda

The genus, a member of the Ranunculaceae family, comes from the temperate regions in Asia. Anemones are delicate, tuberous herbaceous perennials that form dense clusters of deeply divided leaves and spread very fast. Anemone blanda is hardy but should be … Continue reading

20. February 2015 by admin
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Alyssum

The Alyssum genus belongs to the Cruciferae family and is native to Europe, north Africa and Asia. The plant produces dense clusters of white, creamy, yellow or pink flowers that appear in spring and early summer. As a cushion-forming plant … Continue reading

15. November 2014 by admin
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Lady’s mantle: Alchemilla mollis

The Alchemilla genus that belongs to the Rosaceae family includes some 300 species of frost-hardy herbaceous perennials, native to Europe and Asia. A. mollis is particularly popular because of its beautiful, yellow-green flowers, which are borne in summer, and the … Continue reading

14. November 2014 by admin
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Bugle: Ajuga reptans

This herbaceous perennial, a member of the Labiatae family, grows in the wild in the cooler regions of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Ajuga reptans is a creeping, evergreen, rhizomatous perennial that spreads very quickly by means of runners. The … Continue reading

13. November 2014 by admin
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