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Purple Passion Plant (Gynura aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’)紫絨三七or紫鵝絨三七

Purple Passion Plant (Gynura aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’)紫絨三七or紫鵝絨三七

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Purple Passion Plant (Gynura aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’)紫絨三七or紫鵝絨三七


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Purple Passion Plant (Gynura aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’)紫絨三七or紫鵝絨三七
The leaves closeup view. You can see the purple underside of the leaves and the leaves are covered with purple tiny fur like hair. 葉片拉近的樣子,可見葉子背面為紫色且全葉被有紫色細毛.

Evergreen tropical perennial. Easy to grow. Best in partial shade location. Leaves cover with purple layer of fine hair. The underside of leaves is purple. Small orange-yellow pompom like flowers in late spring to early summer. Some said the flowers are fragrant. USDA Zones:9-10. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Propagate by cuttings or division. Suitable for indoor containers. Excellent for planters.

熱帶常綠多年生觀葉植物. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在半日照處. 葉片正反兩面表面被有紫色絨毛,葉被為紫色. 春末夏初開橘紅色小花球,有的人說是花有香味. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎. 繁殖方式以扦插或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynura
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynura_aurantiaca
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55063/#b

Purple Passion Plant Care: Tips For Growing Purple Passion Houseplants


https://www.flower-db.com/zh/flower:1920

Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) 紅萼藤

Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) 紅萼藤

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) is blooming. 紅萼藤開花了.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) bracket after flower is off still remain the shape and color for a long while so it is worth planting. 紅萼藤開完花後花萼仍蠻長時間維持顏色因此很具觀賞價值.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) mature seed pod. 紅萼藤成熟的種莢.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seed pod with seeds. 紅萼藤的種莢與種子.

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seeds. 紅萼藤的種子.

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seed germination in about 1.5 months. 紅萼藤種子約1個半月孵出.

Tropical tender perennial flowering vine.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Deep red/purplish brown/maroon flowers in summer to frost.   Long blooming time.   Flowers have big lighter red or deep pink bracket which remain for long time even after flower is gone.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds!  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:10′-12′(H)/(L) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Plants are evergreen in warm climate.

熱帶多年生開花爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏到秋末開紫紅色花.  花期很長.  花謝後的深粉紅色的花托仍有觀賞價值.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶鳥類的蜜源!  喜熱不耐寒,在非溫暖地區常作為一年生.  成熟株高10-12呎高/長,寬幅僅約1呎.  繁殖主以種子或扦插方式來進行.  植株於溫暖區域為常綠.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodochiton_atrosanguineus               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1412/

Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

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Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Cold hardy perennial. Well known as a medicinal herb. Easy to grow. Best in full sun location. Small white flower in summer. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and seeds attract birds to feed on. USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or division. Self-seed easily. Could be invasive in warm climate regions.

耐寒強健的多年生草花. 以其藥用價值聞名.又稱為銀薄荷或苦薄荷. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處. 夏開白色小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶,種子吸引鳥類覓食. 耐寒不甚耐熱. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插,壓條或分株的方式來進行. 容易自行落子繁殖. 在溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.

Reference links:網路資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrubium_vulgare
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/欧夏至草

How to Make Horehound Candy & Why You Should Love This Bitter Herb


https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-886/white-horehound
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1116/

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is flowering. 肉桂羅勒開花中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is forming seeds. 肉桂羅勒的種子形成中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) has purple red/dark red flower buds. 肉桂羅勒的花苞為紫紅/暗紅色.

Never plant this before because never tried this in any food.  Recently tried Vietnamese pho and really please with the combination with this with lime juice in beef soup!  What a genus way to combine these 3 things together!   Annual herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Purple flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Whole plant is fragrant with basil with cinnamon scent.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

以前不曾種過這種也不曾用過.  最近試過越南菜,相當喜歡它和青檸在牛肉湯裡的味道!  這三種味道都是濃郁的沒有想到融合之後是如此不違和和相得益彰! 原產於墨西哥,其老莖與花萼呈紫紅色,花為紫色.  它是一年生的香草植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紫萼紫花於夏天開到秋天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株帶有肉桂香的羅勒香氣.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/920/                              http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2001/05/5M10515.html

Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) these young trees are about 8.5′ tall. 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’這些小樹約8.5呎高.

Cold hardy flowering deciduous tree.  Vertical tree with small canopy.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in rich, moist but well drained soil.   Fragrant pink flowers mature to pale pink almost white single to semi-double flowered form bloom in early spring before the leaves grow.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:15′-30′(H) X 4′-8′(W).  Propagate by air-layering or grafting.  Suitable for containers.

This is a grafted tree can not be propagated by seeds.  It is a tall, slender tree with very fragrant pale pink single to semi-double flowered form flowers (pleasant musky/spicy fragrance) in early spring, flowers first before the leaves.  This variety is not common but should be well used in breaking the boring tall wall space that you don’t or can’t build trellis for vines to cover up.

The good thing about this tree is it almost does not produce fruit which less maintenance.  Its fragrant beautiful flower is a show in spring, slender tree with green leaves in summer and then green leaves turn orange yellow in fall which is very nice to provide different season looks!  I only found this variety are selling in one of the big nurseries here in Ontario.

耐寒強健的落葉性開花樹.  天野川櫻是寬幅小瘦高型的柱狀日本櫻花樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的肥沃濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  初春開單瓣到半重瓣的淡粉紅色香花,初開為淡粉紅快謝時轉為幾乎白色.  耐寒但耐熱性不算好.  成熟株高15-30呎,寬幅4-8呎. 繁殖以高壓,芽接或嫁接的方式來進行.  適合盆植.

這個品種是由嫁接來進行的所以並不結果結子,也因此低維護.  初春開芳香的粉紅色花或單瓣或半重瓣 (花香怡人類似麝香/沒藥香)先花後葉,夏天綠葉盎然,秋天綠葉轉橘黃,秋色頗美,它的不同季節的風貌更應被廣為利用於造景上!  但安大略省許多處園藝賣場我也僅找到一處有賣.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.connonnurseries.com/plant/Prunus-serrulata-Amanogawa              https://www.gardenia.net/plant/Prunus-Amanogawa-Japanese-Flowering-Cherry             https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71987/#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/

Iris siberica ‘Pink Haze’ 西伯利亞鳶尾’粉紅霧霾’

Iris siberica ‘Pink Haze’ 西伯利亞鳶尾’粉紅霧霾’

 

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Iris siberica ‘Pink Haze’ 西伯利亞鳶尾’粉紅霧霾’

 

Very cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant pink/deep pink flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees.  When plants is not flowering the plant looks like ornamental grass.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds, division.  Medium to fast growth.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

非常耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  春末夏初開深粉紅芳香的花朵.  花頗吸引蜂類.  沒開花的時候像是觀賞草類.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,分株方式來進行.  生長速度蠻快的.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/33299/#b            http://plants.plantworld.net/11110007/Plant/11879/Pink_Haze_Siberian_Iris     http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/plant-finder/iris-sibirica-pink-haze/