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Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum kingianum) 滇黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum kingianum) 滇黃精

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Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum kingianum) seedling is growing shoot. 滇黃精開始長出芽.

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Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum kingianum) seeds germination in 1.5-2 months. 滇黃精種子約1.5-2個月左右孵出.

Cold hardy perennial, mainly as medicinal herb.  Native in Southwest of China.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location in moist location.  Orange red to red flowers in late spring.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Good for cut flower  SDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:8′-12′(H)/(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings, rhizomes or division.  Medicinal.

Seed germination is about 1.5-2 months.  Seeds should be covered with soil or medium, keep moist and around 15-20C.   The pot/seed tray should be in partial shade to light shade location.  Seeds should be planted as soon as possible after harvest in fall.   I did not know the seed germination condition so I separated them in different small groups.  And only I mentioned earlier the condition germinated, the ones without soil covering, color faded, shrunk and molded.

耐寒強健的多年生草花. 主要用於中藥藥用.  原生地是中國雲南省.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照處濕潤的土壤.  春末開橘紅到紅色的花朵.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  適合切花. 耐寒但耐熱性尚可不算好.  成熟株高/寬幅 8-12呎.  美國有進口作為園藝多年生花卉,雖說在原生地是主要種來當作藥用植物. 因為這屬的花朵多為米黃色. 但這物種開的是橘紅色花朵,聽說成熟植株可以超過一個人高. 一般這屬的多為2-5呎. :!@38: 這物種的葉片比同屬的細長很多.

種子孵出的時間為1.5-2個月之間. 種子需覆土. 保濕,溫度15-20C. 這類種子的活性不長,最好趁新鮮就播種.  當初不知道種子是趨光或厭光所以有分批孵. 沒覆土的多萎縮霉爛,覆土的都還飽滿.

Reference links:  參考網路連結:

https://www.farreachesfarm.com/Polygonatum-huanum-syn-kingianum-p/p3721.htm       https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/37111/

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’

Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’ Plant tag image.花牌上的照片.

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’ Back of the tag. 花牌背後的資訊.

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) plant. 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’的植株.

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Late spring to early summer with small white and red bicolored fragrant flowers.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Foliage have the scent of honey.  USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 16″(W).  This genus can be propagated by seeds or division.

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的濕潤土壤.  春末夏初開白色帶酒紅色的小花,花朵有香味.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  葉片有蜂蜜的香味.  耐寒也頗耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅16吋.  繁殖這類植物以種子或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網路連結

http://www.perennials.com/plants/melittis-melissophyllum-royal-velvet-distinction.html           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/164748/#b

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草種子包的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 白鼠尾草的種子約2週發芽.

Tropical perennial herb mainly growing for its leaves which are used for ritual smoking.  Aromatic. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.   Small white flowers in mid spring to mid fall.   Long blooming time.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.   Large silvery grey foliage is attractive.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Drought tolerant once the plant is established.  Medicinal.

白鼠尾草(Salvia apiana)為熱帶多年生香草,西方主要用乾燥的莖葉薰香驅邪用.  芳香.  常綠.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處.   仲春到中秋開小白花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  銀灰色的大葉片頗為顯眼好看.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.   植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/882/                 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-white-sage-tea-5023.html

Yellow Walking Iris (Trimezia martinicensis) 黃扇鳶尾

Yellow Walking Iris (Trimezia martinicensis) 黃扇鳶尾

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Yellow Walking Iris (Trimezia martinicensis) 黃扇鳶尾

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Yellow Walking Iris (Trimezia martinicensis) 黃扇鳶尾

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Yellow Walking Iris (Trimezia martinicensis) 黃扇鳶尾

Hardy tropical perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Yellow flowers bloom repeatedly all year around. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by dividing rhizomes/bulbs, offsets.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

強健的熱帶多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤土壤.  全年可開黃色花朵.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以分株,走莖/側芽或地下莖.  適合室內盆植.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://lcdn.rimg.tw/shaucan/9116dbb7.pdf          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/177981/            http://www.growingguides.com/PlantGuides/walkingIrisYellow.pdf

Wild Sage (Salvia indica) 野鼠尾草

Wild Sage (Salvia indica) 野鼠尾草

Sage (Salvia indica) 鼠尾草

Wild Sage seed packet. (Salvia indica) 野鼠尾草種子包與種子.

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Wild Sage (Salvia indica) first seed germination start on day 9. 野鼠尾草第一顆種子於第九日開始發芽.

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Wild Sage (Salvia indica) seedling. Whole plant is covered with fine hair. 野鼠尾草的小苗. 整株被有細毛.

This tropical short lived perennial has showy flowers!  Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location in warm climate.  Violet/lavender flowers in all year around.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Drought-tolerant once establish.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). USDA Zones:9-11.  Propagate by seeds.   Medicinal.

這種生長年限短的熱帶多年生草花有著顯眼的花朵!  容易栽種.   最好栽種在溫暖地帶, 全日照到半日照處.  全年可開藍紫色花朵.  花朵為頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥的蜜源.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  喜熱不耐寒.  繁殖方式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/Salvia_indica           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/98534/                 https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=4486                                             http://b-and-t-world-seeds.com/cartall.asp?species=Salvia%20indica&sref=86245

Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily(Cyrtanthus) 垂筒花

Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) 垂筒花

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Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) dried seed pods with tiny, very fine seeds. 垂筒花的乾種莢與非常細小的種子.

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Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 垂筒花的種子約2週孵出.

Tropical tender bulbous perennial.  Evergreen.  Native in South Africa.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Red/pink/salmon/yellow/white tube like flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees butterflies and humming birds.  Cyrtanthus breviflorus is the easiest and common one in the genus.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for growing in containers.

熱帶球根花卉.  常綠. 原生於南非. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紅/粉紅/鮭魚色/黃/白色管狀花於春末夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  Cyrtanthus breviflorus這物種是該屬植物最常見的. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽,分株等方式來進行.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrtanthus                    http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Cyrtanthus                           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/198201/

 

Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草

Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草
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Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) seeds. 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草的種子.

Hardy perennial/medicinal herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mid spring to early fall plant blooms with violet flowers.  Long blooming time!
Flowers attract bees butterflies and hummingbirds. USDA Zones:6-10.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 6″-12″(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.
強健的多年生草花/藥用植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲春到初秋開藍紫色花.  花期很長. 花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  耐寒性不錯也耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結: