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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow. Although it is one of the uncommon pretty plants.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist but well drained rich soil.  Striking large to medium sized blue flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Best in groups.  Excellent for woodland garden!   Propagate by seeds or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.  This variety is a hybrid, fertile and able to produce viable seeds.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種. 雖然它是眾多不常見的美花之一. 最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤但排水佳的沃土.  令人驚艷的中大型藍色花於春末到夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也一定程度的耐熱,但在溫暖的熱帶則無法越夏. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  最好區塊種植.  最適合林地型的花園! 繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  這品種是雜交而來並且可以生產有效種子.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.meconopsis.org/pages/firsttime.html

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54011/

https://www.dobbies.com/products/plants/cottage-garden-plants/meconopsis-x-sheldonii-lingholm/

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Hophornbeam or American Ironwood(Ostrya virginiana) 北美鐵木

Hophornbeam or American Ironwood(Ostrya virginiana) 北美鐵木

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Hophornbeam or American Ironwood(Ostrya virginiana) hop like seedheads in fall. 北美鐵木秋天成熟的種莢長得很像是啤酒花.

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Hophornbeam or American Ironwood(Ostrya virginiana) tree trunk. 北美鐵木的樹幹.

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Hophornbeam or American Ironwood(Ostrya virginiana) one flaky piece contain only one seed. 北美鐵木啤酒花樣的種莢每片打開內僅有一枚種子.

Native deciduous tree.  Its timber is very dense!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location.   USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:20′-40′(H/W).  Fall foliage from green to yellow/orange. Propagate by seeds.  Slow growth.     Plant may cause skin irritation/allergic reaction, wear gloves!

耐蔭落葉樹有著高密度木材,長速慢. 秋天葉色為明亮的橘黃色.

Reference links:                                                                                                                                         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrya_virginiana                       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56489/                                                       http://www.wood-database.com/hophornbeam/                       https://www.ontario.ca/page/ironwood

White Lady or Sweet Clock-Vine (Thunbergia fragrans) 碗花草

White Lady or Sweet Clock-Vine (Thunbergia fragrans) 碗花草

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White Lady or Sweet Clock-Vine (Thunbergia fragrans) seeds. 碗花草的種子.

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White Lady or Sweet Clock-Vine (Thunbergia fragrans) seed germination in about 3 months. 碗花草的種子約3個月發芽.

Tropical flowering vine.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  White flowers in mid summer to early fall. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6′-8′(H/L) X1.5′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or layering.

牽牛屬的熱帶開花爬藤. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  仲夏到初秋開白色花朵.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插或壓條的方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunbergia_fragrans                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A2%97%E8%8A%B1%E8%8D%89              https://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/1020/thunbergia-fragrans-white-lady/ http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2756/#b

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

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Annatto (Bixa orellana) seeds. 胭脂樹的種子.

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Annatto (Bixa orellana) seed germination in about 2 months. 胭脂樹的種子約2個月發芽.

Tropical tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink flowers in late summer to early winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Long blooming time.  Seed pods from red to reddish brown, beautiful winter attraction in warm climate.  Seeds are ingredient for red food color.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:6′-15′(H) X 10′-20′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Suitable for containers indoors.  Medicinal.

熱帶樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 夏末到冬初開粉紅色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  花期頗長. 種莢於溫暖地區的冬天會由紅轉為紅褐色,頗具觀賞價值.  種子為紅色染料的主要原料.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-15呎,寬幅10-20呎.  繁殖以種子為主.  適合室內盆植.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto                                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9%E7%B4%85   http://blog.xuite.net/e2202778/boaboa/66083110-%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55258/#b

Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) 斑葉絲蘭

Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) 斑葉絲蘭

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Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) 斑葉絲蘭

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Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) seed pods are forming in late summer. 斑葉絲蘭的種莢於夏末形成.

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Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) seeds. 斑葉絲蘭的種子.

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Yucca ‘Garland Gold’ (Yucca flaccida ‘Garland Gold’) seeds germination in about 1 month. 斑葉絲蘭的種子約1個月發芽.

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Creamy white flowers in summer with light fragrance.  Flowers are showy.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:2.5′-4′(H) X 3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, offsets or division.   Low to no maintenance evergreen!  Drought tolerant once is established.  Slow growth.

耐寒強健的多年生草本.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  米白色的花於夏天盛開,花有微香.  花頗顯眼.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2.5-4呎,寬幅3呎左右.  繁殖以種子,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  低維護或不需維護的常綠植物!  植株生長適應後頗為耐旱.  生長緩慢.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/yucca-garlands-gold.html                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/58531/#b

 

Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) 黃山梅

Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) 黃山梅

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Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) has showy yellow flowers. 黃山梅的花也頗引人注意.

Cold hardy perennial. Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Waxy nodding yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.  Showy yellow flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).   Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Medicinal.  Excellent in woodland garden.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  春末夏初開黃色蠟質向下開的花朵.  顯眼的花朵頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒不甚耐熱.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  很適合林地型有蔭的花園.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirengeshoma_palmata                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%BB%84%E5%B1%B1%E6%A2%85            http://wimastergardener.org/article/yellow-wax-bells-kirengeshoma-palmata/

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

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Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) bulbs. 薤白的球根.

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Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Cold hardy bulbous perennial/vegetable/herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Long leaves are hollow.  Whole plant with garlic/chives odor, spicy.  Pale red/purple flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:5-10. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒多年生草本球根植物/蔬菜/料理香草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  有著中空的狹長葉片.  全草有蒜韭味道,辛辣. 淡淡的紅色/紫色花於夏天盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅6吋到9吋呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_macrostemon                                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD                 http://cht.a-hospital.com/w/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD