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Spotted Bellflower (campanula punctata ‘Pantaloons’) 重瓣紫斑風鈴草

Spotted Bellflower (campanula punctata ‘Pantaloons’) 重瓣紫斑風鈴草2016-06-20 070 (Medium)

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Spotted Bellflower (campanula punctata ‘Pantaloons’) 重瓣紫斑風鈴草

Hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Double pink flowers in late spring/early summer to early fall.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1.5′-3′(W). Propagate by division.

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.  粉紅色重瓣的鈴狀花向下開放由春末夏初開到初秋,花期非常長.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  植株極為耐寒也頗耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎, 寬幅1.5-3呎.  繁殖以分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/137030/

 

Cat’s Whiskers/Java Tea (Orthosiphon aristatus)貓鬚草/化石草

Cat’s Whiskers/Java Tea (Orthosiphon aristatus)貓鬚草/化石草

2016-06-13Cat's Whisker (Medium)

Cat’s Whiskers/Java Tea (Orthosiphon aristatus) is easy to grow and propagate from cuttings. 貓鬚草/化石草容易以扦插來栽種和繁殖.

 

Tropical perennial/herb.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Showy white flowers with long in late summer to fall.  Flowers with very long stamen which are very showy and they attract bees, butterflies and birds. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-2′(H) X9″-1′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or dividision.   Medicinal.

熱帶多年生草花/藥草.  非常容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏末到秋開著白色長長花蕊的花串,很漂亮.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類的蜜源.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插或分株方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthosiphon_aristatus
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%8C%AB%E9%A1%BB%E8%8D%89
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2085/
http://oohealth.blogspot.ca/2011/10/10-benefits-of-orthosiphon-aristatus.html
http://www.tpps.kh.edu.tw/plantweb/C/C/C15/C15.htm

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) 南非喇叭蘭

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) 南非喇叭蘭

2016-02-20 flowering bulbs (Large)

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) bulb pack. 南非喇叭蘭的球根包.

Iris family, it is native to southern Africa.  Bulbous flowering perennial.    Hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Orange flowers in summer.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.   USDA Zones:6-8.  Mature size:3.5′(H) X 1′(W). Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or by division.

原生於非洲南部,它是鳶尾家族的一員.  多年生球根花卉.  強健並易於栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  夏開橘色花.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  耐寒性尚佳,耐熱性不佳.  成熟株高約1公尺,寬幅約1呎.  多以種子,球根或側芽或分株法來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watsonia_meriana                        http://www.highcountrygardens.com/flower-bulbs/watsonia-bulbs-orange  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65255/

Cupid’s bow/Magic flower (Achimenes longiflora) 長筒花

Cupid’s bow/Magic flower (Achimenes longiflora) 長筒花
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Cupid’s bow/Magic flower (Achimenes longiflora) 長筒花

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Cupid’s bow/Magic flower (Achimenes longiflora) 長筒花

 

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Magic Flowers/Cupid’s Bower (Achimenes) rhizomes. 長筒花休眠中的鱗莖.

Tropical tender perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location.  Suitable for indoor containers.  Many different flower colors and varieties available.  Showing flowers with long tuber end.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Propagate by cuttings, seeds, tubers/rhizomes or division.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  USDA Zones:8-10.
熱帶多年生草花. 容易栽種.  最好栽種於半日照處.  適合室內盆植.  市面上該物種有很多花色品種可供選擇.  它有著管狀顯眼的花朵.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.   繁殖方式以種子,扦插,地下鱗莖或分株的方式來進行.  成熟株高:1.5-2呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.   喜熱不耐寒.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

This is rarely seen variety.  It is as easy growing as other types of lavender.   Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white flowers bloom from late spring to late fall if keeping deadheading.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Flowers are good for cut flower.  This herb is very easy to propagate by seeds or cutting!  Edible and medicinal!  Love the scent!! USDA Zones:6-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1.5-3′(W).

這品是少見的品種.  它跟其它品種的薰衣草一樣好種. 最好種在全日照處.  芬芳的白花從春末開到秋末,能摘去謝掉的花的話能使其花期延到非常長.  花吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥.  適合切花.  這香草容易以種子或枝條來扦插繁殖. 可食用及藥用!  好愛它的香味!! 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

This hardy perennial has dense clusters of orange red Maltese Cross shape flowers.   Best growing in full sun location.  Bronze foliage when in full sun and green foliage when lack of sun.  Flowers in mid summer to early fall.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Propagate from seeds or division.  USDA Zones:3-10.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).

這種強健的多年生草花是頂上簇生著橘紅色的馬爾他十字型的花.  以全日照處栽種為佳.  葉色在全日照處為紅銅色/紫紅色,光照不足時為綠色.  花期由仲夏開到初秋.  花為吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  容易栽種及繁殖.  繁殖以種子或分株來進行.  耐寒也耐熱.   成熟植株1-1.5呎高,寬幅亦同.

Lion’s Ear/Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) 獅耳花

Lion’s Ear/Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) 獅耳花

Image see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonotis_leonurus

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Lion’s Ear/Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) seedling. 獅耳花小苗.

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Lion’s Ear/Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) seed pack and seeds. 獅耳花種子包及種子.

It is a mint family tender perennial or small shrub. Native in Africa.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Aromatic orange flowers in late summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  USDA Zones:9-11.   Mature size:4′-6′(H)/(W).  Medicinal herb.  Plants with sharp edge/spines so handle the plants with care!   The differences between the Leonotis leonurus and Leonotis nepetifolia are leaf shape and flowers.  Leonotis leonurus leaf has longer, close to oval shape but Leonotis nepetifolia more like heart/triangle shape.  Leonotis nepetifolia before flowering the flower base shape looks like a sea urchin.

獅耳花(Leonotis leonurus)是獅耳屬熱帶常綠多年生草本或小灌木. 全株芳香是薄荷家族的香草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  橘色管狀花於夏末秋初盛開,花為吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源植物. 原生非洲.  獅耳花為非洲傳統的藥用植物.治療範圍很廣可內用及外用. 繁殖方式以種子及扦插為主. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅亦同.  植株花葉間有尖刺要小心!  獅耳花Leonotis leonurus和海膽花Leonotis nepetifolia的不同之處是葉形與花序形狀.  獅耳花葉形較長偏長橢圓,海膽花則呈偏心形/三角形的葉片,且花獅耳花的唇狀花較長較呈管狀,海膽花的唇狀花較短,花序則真的像是扎人的海膽形狀.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonotis_leonurus

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) 紅花山梗菜

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) 紅花山梗菜

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens 'Elmfeuer') 紅花山梗菜

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) 紅花山梗菜

Cardinal Flower buds are forming.  (Lobelia fulgens 'Elmfeuer') 紅花山梗菜花苞形成中.

Cardinal Flower buds are forming. (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) 紅花山梗菜花苞形成中.

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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) seedlings. 紅花山梗菜的小實生苗.

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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia fulgens ‘Elmfeuer’) seed pods mature and dry. 紅花山梗菜的種子莢成熟並乾燥了.

This striking perennial is magnet of bees, butterflies and humming birds!  Hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Suitable for pond or waterside.  All plant is red, bright red flowers from summer to fall. Long blooming time. Mature size: 3′(H)X2′(W).  USDA Zones:6-10.  Easy to propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

它是很美的多年生草花,也是吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源植物!  強健易於栽種.  種植以全日照到半日照處的偏濕土壤為佳.  很適合池塘或水邊栽種.  全株紅色,鮮紅色的唇狀花由夏開到秋,花期很長.  成熟植株高度3呎左右,寬幅2呎左右.  耐寒性可耐熱性佳.  以種子或扦插或分株的方式來繁殖.  植株有毒勿食.

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Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache 'Bolero') 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache 'Bolero') 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

This perennial herb has less anise aroma.  It is very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Long blooming time.  Deep pink to purple tube like flowers from late spring to mid fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Plant is edible.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). USDA Zones:5-10.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

這種多年生草花是一種香草植物. 強健易栽種. 最好是種在全日照到半日照處.  花期非常長,從春末開到中秋.  花是吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  可食用.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 耐寒也耐熱.  繁殖以種子為主,扦插亦可.