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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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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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Ajania: Ajania pacifica

This genus with 30 species belongs to the family of the Compositae and is native to the exposed, rocky regions of central and eastern Asia. Ajania pacifica is a low, well-branched herbaceous perennial with sinuate, mid-green leaves with a silvery … Continue reading

12. November 2014 by admin
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Mexican giant hyssop: Agastache mexicana

The genus includes 20 perennial species and belongs to the family of the Labiatae. A. mexicana, Mexican giant hyssop, is a bushy, short-lived perennial with grey-green, fragrant, oval pointed leaves, native to Mexico. It grows up to 90 cm (35 … Continue reading

10. November 2014 by admin
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Maidenhair fern: Adiantum raddianum

This Adiantum genus, a member of the Adiantaceae family, forms vigorous, arching fronds that grow in dense clumps. In summer this warmth-loving house plant can also be placed outdoors on the balcony or terrace in partial or complete shade. The … Continue reading

08. November 2014 by admin
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Slender sweet flag: Acorus gramineus

The Acorus genus, a member of the Araceae family, only has two species of grasslike, evergreen perennials. Because the flower spikes that appear in spring are rather inconspicuous, Acorus is usually planted for its dense, dark green foliage, which is … Continue reading

07. November 2014 by admin
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