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Parrot’s Beak (Gmelina philippensis) 菲律賓石梓

Parrot’s Beak (Gmelina philippensis) 菲律賓石梓

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Parrot’s Beak (Gmelina philippensis) cuttings start to grow shoots. 菲律賓石梓扦插枝條開始長出新芽.

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Parrot’s Beak (Gmelina philippensis) cuttings. 菲律賓石梓有癒合組織的扦插枝條.

Parrot's Beak seed.(Gmelina philippensis) 菲律賓石梓種子(果核).

Parrot’s Beak seed.(Gmelina philippensis) 菲律賓石梓種子(果核).

Tropical shrub/vine.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Unique yellow hanging flowers look like a head down lobster shape or parrot’s beak, flowers bloom from mid spring to mid fall.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9+.  Mature size:10′-15′(H) X 8′-15′(W). Evergreen in warm climate.   Fleshy fruit contain only one seed.    Medicinal plant.  The stems is prickly with small amount of thorns, handle with care!

熱帶灌木/木本開花藤.   容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.   黃色花獨特的花串看起來像是龍蝦頭下尾上或者形如鸚鵡的鳥喙.  花期從仲春到中秋.  花期很長.  花吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.   植株喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高10-15呎, 寬幅8-15呎.  溫暖環境下是常綠的.  一果一籽.  藥用. 莖幹有刺, 要小心.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78257/                                    https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Gmelina_philippensis          http://www.stuartxchange.com/Alipung.html              http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Parrot’s%20Beak.html

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) 蒜香藤

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) 蒜香藤

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Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) seedling is showing the leaves. 蒜香藤小苗展葉了.

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Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 蒜香藤的種子約2週發芽.

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Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) has very few viable seeds in a seed pod.蒜香藤種莢內的有效種子很少.

Also known as: Cydista aequinoctialis.  Tropical flowering vine.  Native to tropical South America.  This perennial foliage and flowers has garlic scent.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.     Evergreen in tropical climate.  Fragrant medium sized mauve/lavender blooming from late spring to fall, very long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:12′-15′(H)/(L).  Propagate by seeds, layering or cuttings.  Fast growing.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Not many viable seeds in a seed pod.

原生於南美的熱帶多年生開花藤類.  因其花葉均有大蒜的氣味,故得此名. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  熱帶地區植株為全年常綠.  中型花朵為淺藍紫色,於春末開到秋季,花期非常長!  花為頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類的蜜源.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長12-15呎.  繁殖以種子,壓條/高壓或扦插的方式來進行.  生長速度快.  適合盆植.  種莢中的有效種子數不高.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansoa_alliacea                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%92%9C%E9%A6%99%E8%97%A4      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/119636/                http://www.plantsrescue.com/tag/garlic-vine/                                         https://www.rareflora.com/cydistaaec.htm

Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) 緬梔or雞蛋花

Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) 緬梔or雞蛋花

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Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seedlings are growing true leaves.緬梔or雞蛋花實生小苗長出本葉.

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Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seedlings start to grow true leaves. 緬梔or雞蛋花小苗開始長出本葉了.

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Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seeds germinate in 4 days. 緬梔or雞蛋花的種子4天就孵出.

Tropical flowering tree.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow, orange or red flowers in summer to full, flowers have strong sweet fragrance!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9-11.   Mature size:2′-10′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or layering.   Plant is toxic if ingested.  Suitable for containers.

夾竹桃科緬梔屬的開花樹. 容易栽種與繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  花色或黃色或橘色或者為紅色,夏到秋季盛開,有濃郁甜香!  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅2-10呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插,高壓的方式來進行. 植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumeria                                            https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%B7%AC%E6%A2%94%E8%8A%B1            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1142/#b

Light Bulb Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum smithianum) 玉蝶花

Light Bulb Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum smithianum) 玉蝶花

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Light Bulb Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum smithianum) seeds germination in 10-14 days. 玉蝶花的種子約10-14天發芽.

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Light Bulb Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum smithianum) seeds. 玉蝶花的種子.


Light Bulb Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum smithianum) is easy to propagate by cuttings. 玉蝶花容易以枝條扦插來繁殖.

This tropical small to medium size flowering shrub/tree is really lovely!  Flower clusters downwards like flower waterfalls.  Flower buds look like light bulb, hence the name!  White jade like color, shape like butterfly.  Very pretty in elegant way!  🙂  Flowers bloom from late fall to late spring.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:4′-12′(H) X 2′-4′(W).  Propagate usually by cuttings.  Suitable for containers or in small garden.

這種熱帶中小型灌木/小樹真的樹型花型都美!  花串很長由上而下垂墜下來,花朵精緻,花朵含苞時猶如迷你燈泡故名. 花朵開放時花形如白玉色生動的蝶形花,優美典雅! 🙂  花從秋末開到春末,花期蠻長的.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高4-12呎,寬幅2-4呎.   通常以枝條扦插方式來繁殖.  適合盆植或小型花園的景觀樹.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://i-hua.blogspot.ca/2010/01/170_10.html                                       https://wordpress.com/post/myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/20203

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.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.logees.com/purple-chinese-hat-plant-holmskioidia-tettensis.html       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2446/#b                                                                                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karomia_speciosa                                                        http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/HOLMSKIOLDIA_TAITENSIS.htm

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.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/82502/#b  http://www.globalspecies.org/ntaxa/770862


Common Burdock (Arctium minus) 小牛蒡

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)  小牛蒡


Common Burdock (Arctium minus) 小牛蒡



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Common Burdock (Arctium minus) mature seed pods and seeds. 小牛蒡成熟的種莢與種子.

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Common Burdock (Arctium minus) seed pods and seeds. 小牛蒡的種莢與成熟散落的種子.

This hardy biennial herb/root vegetable is also a common weed here.  Super hardy, drought tolerant and comes with big sized plant!   Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Purple flowers in mid summer to mid fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:4-10.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 2′-4′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

這是強健的二年生藥草/根莖類蔬菜,同時也是這裡常見的路邊野草.  超級強健,耐旱,能長到蠻大株的!  容易栽種與繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲夏到中秋會開紫色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅2-4呎.  以種子來繁殖.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctium_minus                   http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/common_burdock.htm#s&l  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32169/