Bellflower ‘White Wonder’ (Campanula x haylodgensis ‘White Wonder’ )重瓣白花風鈴草

Bellflower ‘White Wonder’ (Campanula x haylodgensis ‘White Wonder’ )重瓣白花風鈴草

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Bellflower ‘White Wonder’ (Campanula x haylodgensis ‘White Wonder’ )重瓣白花風鈴草

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Bellflower ‘White Wonder’ (Campanula x haylodgensis ‘White Wonder’ )重瓣白花風鈴草

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Small white double flowers in late spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by division.  (Not sure if seeds will come true.)  Suitable for container indoors.  Excellent for alpine and rock garden!

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春到夏開白色重瓣小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也還算耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅6-9吋.  繁殖以分株的方式來進行. (尚不確定種子是否與親代相同.)  適合室內盆植.  很適合高山及岩砌花園種植!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/105132/        https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/how-to-grow-campanula-white-wonder

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

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Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) seed germination in about 4 days. 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵種子約4天發芽.

Annual vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale pink/yellow flowers in summer to fall.  Edible red seed pods can be harvest and cooked before texture turn rough.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

一年生蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  淡粉紅/黃色花於夏天開到秋天.  可食的紅色種莢會由綠轉紅,除非要留種子,種莢嫩時採收要不然會變老纖維化煮後仍不好入口.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra                                                                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A7%8B%E8%91%B5                  http://www.360doc.com/content/12/0424/19/802501_206237459.shtml                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59929/#b                                           https://kknews.cc/zh-tw/health/bqryln.html

 

 

Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ 秋海棠

Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ 秋海棠

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Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ has beautiful bright pink foliage! 這品秋海棠的漂亮吸睛的粉色葉片真是美!

Tropical perennial.  Mainly are grown for its bright pink foliage.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist but well drained soil.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H/W).  Propagate by cuttings or division.  Excellent in containers indoors.

熱帶多年生植物. 主要是種來做為觀葉植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤但排水良好的土壤.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:1-1.5呎.  繁殖以扦插或分株的方式來進行.  很適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.pohlmans.com.au/products/indoor-foliage/begonia-rex-indian-summer/  http://sprinthorticulture.com/products/patio/begonias-beleaf/begonia-beleaf-indian-summer

Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

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Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

Tropical perennial with unique and beautiful glossy dark green foliage.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in well-drained soil.  USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for containers indoors.

黑葉觀音蓮是熱帶多年生有著奇特美觀亮黑葉片的觀葉植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的排水佳土壤.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53992/         https://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/alocasia

Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) 爆竹百合

Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) 爆竹百合

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Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) tiny glossy seeds germinate easily in 15 days. 爆竹百合的種子小顆黑亮,15天就發芽了.

Tropical small flowering bulb.  Perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Beautiful flower spikes in fall.  Flowers have multiple colors.  Very showy!  USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:6″-9″(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for container indoors.

熱帶小型開花球根. 多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 秋抽花莖上開許多小花,花色斑斕.  非常搶眼!  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-9吋,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.smale-conophytum.co.uk/G1_Lach_unicolor.htm                       https://www.exotic-plants.de/seeds/seeds-South-Africa/Lachenalia-unicolor.php    http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/LachenaliaSpeciesSeven

Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

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Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) forming 3 fruit. 無花果形成了3顆小果實.

Hardy Fruit tree/shrub.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Fruit with hidden tiny flowers in the fruit appear on previous year branches in spring after dormancy.  Fruit ripe from green turn purple, very sweet.   USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:10′-30′(H) X 12′-30′(W).  Propagate by cuttings.  Only fruit in previous year grown branches so light pruning is needed.  Low maintenance.  Suitable in container.

強健好種的果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  冬眠後春天的老枝條會萌生長有隱花的果實. 熟果會由綠轉紫黑,很甜.  喜熱不甚耐寒. 成熟株高10-30呎,寬幅12-30呎.  繁殖以扦插的方式來進行.  去年生長的老枝才會結果所以略為修剪是必要的.  低維護.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56748/                       http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1256/brown-turkey-fig/

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seeds. 藤葉天竺葵的種子.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seed germination in 3 weeks. 藤葉天竺葵的種子約3週發芽.

2018-1-17 Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵 (1)

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seedling. 藤葉天竺葵的小苗.

Tropical perennial/cactus or succulents. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun well drained soil.  Plant has thick trunk like base.  The fleshy tubers is said to be edible as vegetable.  White flowers with pink/maroon blooming in fall.  Flowers release fragrance at night.  Dormancy is in summer, should cut down the watering.  Plant is drought tolerant once established.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size: unknown.  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

藤葉天竺葵是多年生/多肉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照排水佳的土壤.   植株有著巨大粗壯的根基與地下根.  有一說是根部可以如根莖類蔬菜來煮食的.  秋開白色帶有粉紅/暗紅色斑紋的單瓣花朵.  花朵僅於夜晚會散發花香.  夏天會休眠應減少供水避免爛根.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:尚無資料.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium_lobatum            http://pza.sanbi.org/pelargonium-lobatum                   https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/165989/          https://pukubook.jp/detail/Pelargonium_lobatum