Archive | 十一月 2016

Southern Star (Oxypetalum caeruleum) 彩冠花/琉璃唐棉

Southern Star (Oxypetalum caeruleum) 彩冠花/琉璃唐棉


Southern Star (Oxypetalum caeruleum) seeds. 彩冠花/琉璃唐棉的種子.

Tropical tender perennial/flowering vine. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Blue/violet flowers from late spring to early fall.  Long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:8-10. Mature size:1′-4′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

熱帶多年生植物/開花藤. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到秋初開藍紫色花. 花期很長! 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-4呎,寬幅1.5′-2呎. 繁殖方式以種子或扦插方式來進行.

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Groundnut/ Potato Bean (Apios Americana)北美土圞兒

Groundnut/ Potato Bean (Apios Americana) 北美土圞兒


Groundnut/ Potato Bean (Apios Americana) 1yr old tubers. 北美土圞兒第一年的地下根莖.

Cold hardy perennial/climber, it is mainly growing as root vegetable.  Native in Northern America and East Asia.  Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Fragrant maroon flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:4-8. Mature size:4′-6′(H) /(W). Propagate by seeds, tubers or division.   Plant requires structure to cling on.

圞:音讀為 ㄌㄨㄢˊ. 耐寒強健的多年生草本/爬藤,它主要是被種植來當根莖類蔬菜使用. 原生於北美與東亞. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤中.  春末到仲夏間開酒紅色的花朵,花朵有香味.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅亦同.  繁殖方式以種子,地下根莖或分株的方式來進行.  植株需要支架來攀爬.

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Purple Chinese Hat (Holmskioldia tettensis) 蝶心花

Purple Chinese Hat (Holmskioldia tettensis) 蝶心花

Flower image see links below. 花照請看以下連結.


Purple Chinese Hat Seeds. (Holmskioldia tettensis) 蝶心花的種子.

Tropical shrub/climber with unique flowers blooming almost all year around.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!   Plants flower all year around in violet/lilac butterfly like flower in center of the rosy pink bracket.  Lovely!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 4′-6′(W). Propagate by seeds, layering or cuttings.

冬紅花屬的灌木/木質藤.  它是熱帶開花灌木/藤有著幾乎全年盛開的蝴蝶形的藍紫色花,粉紅色的花萼比真正的花還要顯眼. 花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  很美! 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖以種子,壓條或扦插方式來進行.

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Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) 鼠趜草/清明草

Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) 鼠趜草/清明草


Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine) seedlings. 鼠趜草/清明草小苗.


Jersey cudweed (Gnaphalium affine ) seeds. 鼠趜草/清明草種子.

Biennial plant.  The parts above ground are used for food or medicinal herb.   Native in East and South of Asia.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Whole plant is covered with very fine cotton like hair.  Small yellow flowers in clusters in early to mid spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Mature size:3″-6″(H)/(W).   Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

二年生草花.  地面以上的部位用於料理做成粿類食品或藥草來使用.  原生於東亞與南亞.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照偏於濕潤的土壤.  全株被有白色棉毛.  春初到仲春/夏初開小小黃色頂生的花序.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高/寬幅約3-6吋. 耐寒/熱性不明.  繁殖方式以種子為主來進行. 藥用價值高.

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Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) 玫紅山黧豆

Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) 玫紅山黧豆


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seed pods and seeds. 玫紅山黧豆的種莢與種子.


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seeds. 玫紅山黧豆的種子.


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seed germination rather easy! 玫紅山黧豆種子還蠻容易孵的!

Cold hardy perennial/climber with edible roots (as root vegetable in Europe) and fragrant flowers! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in close to moist soil.  Rosy pea fragrant flowers in late spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Long blooming time.  Good for cut flower.  Tuberous roots can be harvest in next following years.  Roots after cooked is very delicious!  Seeds are toxic if ingested.  USDA Zones:4-10.  Mature size:2′-4′(H/L) X 3″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs/tubers, layering or division.   Self seeds easily.  This climber require structure to cling on.

極耐寒強健的多年生草本爬藤,它是歐洲常見根莖類蔬菜並能開有香味的花!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的偏濕潤土壤中.  春末到秋末開粉紅色有香味的花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  花期很長.  適合切花. 膨大的地下根莖來年就可以開始採收.  煮食料理後非常好吃!  種子有小毒不可食用.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅3吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以種子,球根/地下根莖或分株方式來進行.  植株容易自行落子繁殖.  雖株高不高仍須設矮籬/網助其攀爬.

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