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Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) 紅景天

Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) 紅景天

2018-06-18 Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) 紅景天 (1) - Copy

Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) seeds. 紅景天的種子.

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Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) seeds start to germinate in just 4 days. 紅景天的種子第4天就開始發芽了.

Cold hardy perennial/succulent/medicinal herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Reddish flower buds bloom with yellowish green flowers in late spring to early summer.  USDA Zones:2-8.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒強健多年生草花,耐寒多肉,觀賞/藥用.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紅色花苞開放時轉為黃綠色花朵.  極其耐寒但不耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插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/Rhodiola_rosea                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/红景天




Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds. 澳洲茶樹的種子.



Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds germination in about one week. 澳洲茶樹約1週發芽.


Tropical small to medium tree/herb.  Easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White brush like flowers bloom repeatedly in spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Plant is aromatic.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6′-20′(H/W). Propagate by seeds.  Fast growing.  Medicinal.   Could be invasive in warm region.  Suitable for containers.

桃金孃科白千層屬.  熱帶小中型樹種/藥草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  全年春到秋末開白色瓶刷似的花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株有香氣.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅6-20呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  生長快速.  藥用.  在氣候溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.  可盆植.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaleuca_alternifolia                    http://bruce0342.blogspot.com/2016/05/blog-post_18.html                       http://www.tsherb.com.tw/indexDataDetail.php?herb_id=42                https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/74525/

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’) 白色重瓣紫錐花

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’) 白色重瓣紫錐花

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White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Milkshake’) 白色重瓣紫錐花

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Double white flowers with a dab of orange in the center blooming in late spring early summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by division.

耐寒強健的多年生草花. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處. 重瓣白色花從春末夏初開到秋季. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒也還算耐熱. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎. 繁殖以分株的方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://www.connonnurseries.com/plant/Echinacea-purpurea-Milkshake    https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/28457-product.html#!reviews-block              https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/180604/


Hybrid double coneflower (Echinacea ‘Marmalade’) 橘色重瓣紫錐花

Hybrid double coneflower (Echinacea ‘Marmalade’) 橘色重瓣紫錐花

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Hybrid double coneflower (Echinacea ‘Marmalade’) 橘色重瓣紫錐花

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Orange double flowers in late spring early summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by division.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  重瓣橘色花從春末夏初開到秋季.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也還算耐熱.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以分株的方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/echinacea-marmalade.html    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=273870&isprofile=0&                                                          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/192377/#b


Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里

2018-04-25 Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里 (1) - Copy

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) seeds. 東革阿里的種子.

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Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) seedlings. 東革阿里的實生小苗們.

Tropical tree.  Mainly are grown for its medicinal long fleshy root.  Plant is either male or female.  Plant has very narrow canopy.    Best growing in full sun location in moist soil.  Small red flowers in spring.  Easy to grow in tropical region.  USDA Zones:10+.  Mature size:25′-30′(H) X 4′-5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.   Medicinal.  Suitable for containers.

熱帶藥用樹種ˋ.  主要種來取其長條狀的肉質根部作為藥用.  植株為雌雄異株.  樹形高但寬幅小.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處的濕潤土壤.  春開紅色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高25-30呎,寬幅4-5呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.  可盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurycoma_longifolia                         https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/东革阿里                             http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Eurycoma+longifolia   https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2890

Wild Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’)山苦瓜

Wild bitter melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’)山苦瓜

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Wild Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’) seedling. 山苦瓜的小實生苗.

Annual vegetable vine/herb.  Prefer growing in warm to hot temperature.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  Yellow flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees.  The whole plant has strong bitter odor.  Small edible fruit ripe to orange, fruit contains seeds with red coating.   Tender shoots and young leaves are also good for cooking. Whole plant can be dried and store for herbal tea use.  Medicianl.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/L) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

葫蘆科苦瓜屬,一年生之草質藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處排水佳的濕潤土壤.  夏到秋開黃色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株有苦味,結的果實比一般苦瓜要小些,外皮綠色果熟時轉為橙色,果內種子有紅色籽囊包覆.  全株可以食用. 全株可以乾燥後貯存作為泡茶用. 藥用.  成熟株高藤長呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://lam.hl.gov.tw/hadd/index.aspx?unit=cyclopaedia&p=detail&index=1&ac=18       https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40495-016-0045-2                                 http://www.stuartxchange.org/AmpalayangLigaw.html          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61001/

Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

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Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

One of the common weeds!  Cold hardy perennial weedy grass.  Very useful!!   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:4-9.  The nut like tubers are edible (eating raw or cooked, also are excellent for oil press), the above ground part are good for animal feed.  The nut like tubers taste fragrant and slightly sweet.  Propagate by seeds, bulbs or division.  Fast growing.

它是北美一種原生常見的雜草!  耐寒強健的多年生草.  非常有用!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處. 耐寒也還算耐熱.  可以食用的地下塊莖(可ˋ以直接食用或煮食,更能榨出清香的食用油), 植物的地上部分可供作動物食用的草料.  像是堅果般的地下塊莖又稱為"油莎豆"(英文稱為Tigernut),它的營養價值可是非常高,嚐起來的口味微微甜.  據說其脂肪含量與橄欖相似,富含礦物質特別是磷和鉀且油莎草塊莖不含膽固醇,含鈉量相當低.   繁殖方式以種子,塊莖或分株的方法來進行.  生長快速.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus                                          https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/油莎草                           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31765/                         http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/361688                        https://baike.baidu.com/item/油莎草                             http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/yellow_nutsedge.htm