SCADOXUS

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    Scadoxus scadoxus includes approximately 9 species of perennial bulbous herbs from tropical Africa and Arabia. Nu- merous leaves are arranged in a basal whorl distinguishing these species from Haemanthus species, which have one pair of leaves. Pet- als are linear. Filaments are long and showy. Flowers emerge before the leaves. Like many bulbous…


Victoria – Victoria amazonica

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Victoria Victoria includes 2 species of rooted aquatic herbs. 1 each from the Amazon and Parana river basins. leaves are round, to seveval feet wide, floating. The margins are upturned and red- bristled bellow in V. amazonica. Leaves of V. cruziana, from the Parana basin in Uruguay, southern Brazil, and Argentina, have green upturned margins,…


CACTACEAE – Cactus intergeneric hybrids, Cactus hybrids

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CACTACEAE Cactus family Cactaceae includes approximately 93 genera of succlent herbs, shrubs, and trees from the Americas, with greatest diversity in mild temperate semiarid regions of North America. Some tropical species are climbers and epiphytes. One non – American species, Rhipsa -lip baccifera, comes from western Africa. Stems are usually thickened, succulent water – storing…


ACAPANTHACEAE- Agapanthus

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ACAPANTHACEAE ACAPANTHUS FAMILY Agapanthaceae includes a single genus of bulbous herbs from South Afica. Agapanthus was previously included in Alliaceae or liliaceae. Agapanthus Agapanthus includes approximately 9 species of clump – forming bul- bous herbs from South Afica, Some are evergreen, others decidu- ous in dry seasons. leaves are strap-shaped and grasslike. Agapanthus praecox is…


Allamanda

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                            Allamanda Allamanda includes approximately and species of shrubs and shrubby climbers from tropical America. Several are among the most com-monly cultivated summer- bloom-ing plants. Cultivar names, of dubi-ous merit, vary from country to country. Allamandas thrive in moist, coastal regions but…


Acanthaceae – Acanthus

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ACANTHACEAE ACANTHUS FAMILY CLOCK – VINE FAMILY Acanthaceae includes approxi – mately 256 genera of perennial herbs, shrubs, and climbers, which are widely distributed in warm tem- perate an tropical regions. Leaves are in opposite pairs, often at right angles to the pair above and below (decussate) an stems are often 4 – angled. Flowers…


Shrub Roses – Beautiful garden around the house

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No mixed border would be complete without roses for color, scent, and beautiful flowers. With few exceptions, modern shrub roses will bloom from early summer to fall (diligent deadheading will encourage them toward the end of the season), thus earning their place in the border more readily than an old rose that looks glorious for…


Variegated and Silver Plant – Beautiful garden around the house

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Silver and gray are hard-working colors in the border. They can extend a limited palette or temper extremes of color to make them easier on the eye. Gray foliage aslo complements a muted scheme. Shrubs with silver or gray leaves – lavender, santolina, Artemisia, and phlomis – are also suitable for dry, sunny sites as…


Shrubs for Small Beds – Beautiful garden around the house

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Shrubs form a wonderful framework for a border but a small bed can become swamped by vigorous shrubs. Fortunately there are plenty of shrubs that are naturally compact or slow growing; others can be kept in check – and often enhanced – by pruning. Keep box small by frequent clipping; it is an ideal candidate…


Evergreens – Beautiful garden around the house

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For year-round color and structure, evergreens are hard to beat. Typically dark green specimens such as yew, holly, and Western red cedar look wonderful with yellow-green species such as Cryptomeria japonica “Elagans Aurea” or blue-green spruce, or underplanted with lower-growing variegated shrubs such as euonymus. Evergreens look their best mixed with other plants. Combining them…


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