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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

Graptopetalum (Graptopetalum mendozae) 姬秋麗

Graptopetalum (Graptopetalum mendozae) 姬秋麗

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Graptopetalum (Graptopetalum mendozae) foliage color changed during winter. 姬秋麗冬天的葉色.

Tropical tender perennial.  This succulent is mainly growing for its fall foliage.  Greyish green with pink tips of foliage turn pale pinkish white in fall.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Tiny white flowers in late spring to early summer.    USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 6″-1′(W).  Fast growing.  Propagate mainly by leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, layering or division.

景天科風車草属屬的多年生多肉植物. 這種多肉以觀葉為主.  葉色會依氣候變化.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到夏初開白色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高3-6吋,寬幅6吋到1呎.  生長速度快.  繁殖主以葉插,枝條扦插,壓條或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://baike.baidu.com/view/12350660.htm                           http://www.lofter.com/postentry?from=search&permalink=1a0989_5003eb   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/194271/

Winterberry or Holly(Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’)冬青

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) 冬青

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Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) 冬青

 

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Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) in winter planter 戶外冬天盆插擺設的冬青

Winterberry in winter.

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) Winter view. 白雪覆蓋下的冬青.

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae 'Blue Prince/Princess') Winter view. 白雪覆蓋下的冬青.

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) Winter view. 白雪覆蓋下的冬青.

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae 'Blue Prince/Princess') Seeds. 冬青種子.

Winterberry or Holly (Ilex X meserveae ‘Blue Prince/Princess’) Seeds. 冬青種子.

This is a hardy, evergreen, low maintenance shrub.  It is easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Some varieties actually tolerant shade location.   The female plant branches with glossy dark green leaves and bright red berries are excellent for cut flower, especially before end of the year for Christmas decoration, flower arrangement and outdoor winter planters!  🙂   In late spring to early summer they have many tiny white flowers in clusters and later on in fall green fruit turn ripe become bright red berries.  Flowers attract bees to pollinate.   Parts of plant are toxic, do not ingest the plant.

Usually been propagated by soft wood cuttings or by seeds.  Very winter hardy.  USDA Zones:3-7.   Even though it could grow to 6′-8′(H) X 6′-10′(W) but with pruning often for cut flower purpose, I do not think it can be a problem for a small to medium garden.    If you have a small garden, get a grafted plant — a female plant with male branches to ensure pollination for berries.  A male plant can pollinate 5-8 near by female plants.

冬青是很強健,常綠,低維護的灌木.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  有幾種冬青對於稍暗的環境也能容忍.  雌株的枝條亮面的深綠色葉色加上紅豔的果實是插花的絕佳花材,特別是年終前的聖誕節裝飾用物,插花及戶外用於裝飾的冬天插花!  🙂  春末開小巧成簇的小白花,秋末時果實由綠轉紅.   花吸引蜂類授粉.  冬青的植物成份有毒不可食.

繁殖方式為新枝扦插,嫁接,高壓或種子播種.  非常耐寒.   雖然成熟植株可達6-8呎高,寬幅為6-10呎.  若是常修剪來做切花,就很容易控制植株大小並使植株多分株.  我覺得對於小型到中型的花園是很好的選擇.  小型的花園可以選擇母株上有嫁接公株的枝條以達成授粉結果的目的.  一株公株可以幫5-8株母株授粉結果.