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Fescue: Festuca

This genus belongs to the Poaceae family and includes some 300-400 species of clump-forming, perennial grasses with linear, evergreen leaves and tiny, flat panicles of spikelets, produced throughout summer. A few species have become quite popular as ornamental grasses because … Continue reading

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Lesser calamint: Calamintha nepeta ssp. Glandulosa

This very aromatic, hardy herbaceous perennial belongs to the family of the Labiatae and grows in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. It spreads by means of creeping rhizomes. The leaves of some of the species are used for … Continue reading

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Snow-in-summer: Cerastium tomentosum

The Cerastium genus, a member of the Caryophyllaceae, can be found in almost all temperate regions of the northern hemisphere as far as the Arctic. C. tomentosum is native to the mountains of southern and eastern Europe and is a … Continue reading

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Red valerian: Centranthus ruber

This genus that belongs to the Valerianaceae family is native to the Mediterranean. Red valerian is particularly popular as an ornamental plant because of its long-lived flowers that are produced in large numbers. This herbaceous perennial forms clumps 40-100 cm … Continue reading

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Gentian: Gentiana

The Gentiana genus, a member of the Gentianaceae family, is common in all the temperate regions, mostly in mountain and forest areas. The large, trumpet- or bell-shaped flowers are usually bright blue but they also come in white and red. … Continue reading

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Blanket flower: Gaillardia pulchella

The 30 species in the Caillardia genus, which belongs to the Compositae family, are mostly native to the Central and North America. They can be found throughout the northern hemisphere where they flower throughout summer until the first frosts in … Continue reading

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Baby’s breath: Gypsophila

The Gypsophyla genus is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family and has over 100 species that can be found throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is often used by florists in flower arrangements for its elegant white or pink … Continue reading

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Pirethorn: Pyracantha

Pyracantha, a member of the Rosaceae family, is native to the Mediterranean and the temperate regions of Asia. It is much loved by gardeners because of the profusion of bright red, yellow or orange berries that appear in autumn and … Continue reading

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Phlox

The genus Phlox belongs to the Polemoniaceae family and includes over 60 species of annuals and hardy perennials. These species, which are mostly native to North Africa, are very popular because of the colourful, fragrant flowers produced in profusion. They … Continue reading

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Saxifrage: Saxifraga

The genus Saxifraga includes about 440 species, mostly evergreen, that are native to the temperate zones and Alpine and sub-arctic regions of the northern hemisphere. They are members of the Saxifragaceae family. There are many species and varieties available which … Continue reading

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