Tag Archive | tender perennial

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜

2018-04-11 Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜 (1) - Copy

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seeds. 空心菜種子包內的種子.

2018-04-18 Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜 (2) - Copy

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seeds germination in just few days in warm and moist condition. 空心菜的種子在溼熱的環境中幾天就發芽.

2018-04-24 Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) 空心菜 - Copy

Chinese Water Spinach or Swamp Morning Glory (Ipomoea aquatica) seedlings showing the seed leaves! 空心菜小實生苗長出子葉!

Tender perennial vegetable/aquatic.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist to wet soil.  Moring glory like flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-11. Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Fast growing, may be invasive in warm region.

多年生不耐寒的葉菜/水生植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照出的濕潤/泥裡.  夏天開朝顏般的花朵.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高8-10呎, 寬幅6-8呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速可能在溫暖地區成為強勢植物.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.clovegarden.com/ingred/mg_wspinz.html               https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1263/

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum)以色列高性香科科

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum)以色列高性香科科

2017-10-13 Tail Germander - Copy

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum) is growing well! 以色列高性香科科長的很不錯!

2017-07-15 Tall Germander (Teucrium procerum)以色列高性香科科 (1) - Copy

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum) plant starts to grow bigger and fuller.以色列高性香科科實生苗開始長大經過摘心也開始長出許多分枝.

2017-06-08Tall Germander (Teucrium procerum)以色列高性香科科

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum) seedling has 8 true leaves. 以色列高性香科科有8片本葉了.

2017-04-10 以色列高性香科科 (2)

Tail Germander (Teucrium procerum) seed germination. 以色列高性香科科的種子孵出.

Tender perennial.  This rare find is close to extinction.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Blue flower in spring to early summer.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:8-9.  Mature size:3′-4′(H/W). Propagate by seeds.

(稀有瀕危) 多年生草本花卉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春到初夏開鳥/蝶形藍色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為3-4呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行. 以色列高性香科科越來越少了, 瀕危的植物,其實蠻好看的,越多人種的話就不會那麼稀少了.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.wildflowers.co.il/english/plant.asp?ID=1741           http://redlist.parks.org.il/taxa/Teucrium%20procerum/                http://www.colorfulnature.com/plantInfo.jsp?lang=en_US&category=flowers&subCategory=all&picGroupId=Teucrium_Procerum&displayNames=true

Massonia wittebergensis 魔镜

Massonia wittebergensis 魔镜


Massonia wittebergensis seed germination. 魔镜的種子孵出.

2016-08-24 (27) (Medium)

Massonia wittebergensis seeds.  魔鏡的種子.

It is a small tender perennial.  Very low groundcover.  Native in  in southern Africa.  This bulbous perennial is best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  Best in gravel.  Small stemless white flowers in winter.  Flowers attract insects.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1/2″(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.

它是小型的不耐寒多年生草花.  貼地型的地被植物.  原生於非洲南部. 這類球根行多年生草花最好栽種於全日照到半日照處的排水良好的土壤,以礫土為佳. 冬天開小小白色無花梗的花. 花吸引昆蟲為之授粉.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高僅1公分左右,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://erikasplantmenagerie.blogspot.ca/2014/07/marvelous-massonia.html     http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Massonia                 https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Massonia+wittebergensis+%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87

Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) 納麗石蒜

Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) 納麗石蒜


Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) 納麗石蒜




Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) is blooming!  Flowers in soft pink. 納麗石蒜開花了! 有著嬌柔的粉色花.


Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) growing seeds in fall. 納麗石蒜秋天結子中.


Nerine (Nerine bowdenii) seeds germinate easily. 納麗石蒜種子容易發芽結球.


Nerine before flowers appear.  (Nerine bowdenii) 納麗石蒜裝草,尚未來花的樣子.

Nerine before flowers appear. (Nerine bowdenii) 納麗石蒜裝草,尚未來花的樣子.

Also called Bowden lily.  Native in South Africa.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  These tender perennial flowering bulbs flower in mid summer to fall with deep pink flowers.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-10.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 6″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets and division.

納麗石算是原生南非的多年生球根花卉.  容易栽種及繁殖. 容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.   仲夏間到秋天開粉紅色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅約6吋.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽(球)以及分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1327               https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerine_bowdenii                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/817/

Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) 鬼椒

Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) 鬼椒



Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) harvest time! 採收鬼椒了!

2016-08-12Ghost Pepper (Medium)

Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) is fruiting! 鬼椒結果中!

2016-06-08Ghost Pepper (2) (Medium)

Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) 鬼椒

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Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) seedlings. 鬼椒的實生苗.

2016-02-02 004 (Medium)

Ghost Pepper ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Capsicum chinense) seeds. 鬼椒種子.

So hot, it has be used in food, as “fence" to keep mammal pest away and as weapon in the military use.  Handle plant with care, use rubber gloves!!   Use only small quantity!!   It is tender perennial.  Easy to grow though.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:4′-6′(H)/(W).   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  If you live in colder climate, you can treat it as annual or cut back the plant and over winter indoors.  Even though no mammal and no bugs will near it, the fruit though some birds will still come to get them.  Bird receptor cells are largely insensitive to capsaicin.  Some bird foods have hot peppers in them, birds do not feel the heat from chili pepper at all.

超級辣,辣到可用於食物料理,生物籬笆驅逐哺乳類動物及作為軍事用的武器.  要戴手套小心勿直接與皮膚接觸到!!  使用於食物需要用很少很少的量!!  它是不耐寒的多年生植物.  還蠻容易栽種的.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  成熟株高/寬幅可達:4-6呎.  可以種子或扦插枝條來繁殖.  若是居住在溫帶較冷的地方可以將植株強剪後室內過冬.  雖然哺乳類動物對辣椒素很敏感.   鳥類因受體細胞無法感知辣椒素的關係,有的鳥類甚至於偏愛食用攙有辣椒的飼料.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhut_jolokia                                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%96%B7%E9%AD%82%E6%A4%92            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/150102/

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) 刺芫荽

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) 刺芫荽

2016-07-04 026 (Medium)

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) flowers are forming!刺芫荽的花形成中!

2016-07-15Mexican Coriander (Medium)

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) are ready to flower soon! 刺芫荽快開花了!

2016-06-08刺芫荽 (1) (Medium)

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) are planted after plant rooted.刺芫荽發根後入盆種植.

2015-12-22 010 (Medium)

Mexican Coriander/Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) easy to root from cuttings. 刺芫荽很容易扦插發根.


Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) seeds. 刺芫荽種子.

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) seeds. 刺芫荽種子.

2016-05-13 044 (Medium)

Mexican Coriander/Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) easy to root from cuttings in water. 刺芫荽很容易水中扦插發根.

Fragrant edible herb for culinary use.  Tender perennial. (In cold region this herb is grown as annual herb.)  Easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Light blue flowers in summer to fall.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  USDA Zones:8-11.  Self seeds easily.  Propagate by seeds.  The foliage with spiny edge, remove spiny edge before cooking.  Suitable for container indoors.  Medicinal.  If you don’t like regular annual coriander because the fragrance is over powering, this perennial herb is great choice!

香氣濃郁的可食性料理用香草.   不耐寒的多年生草本植物. (在溫帶地區當作一年生.) 容易栽種在全日照到半日照處,散光處也能生長,喜溫暖濕潤. 淡藍色花於夏開到秋季.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  喜熱不耐寒.  容易自行落籽繁殖.  主以種子繁殖.  葉緣的刺要在料理前剪除. 也適合在室內盆植.  也是藥用植物:芳香健胃,行氣止痛,驅風解表.  如果一般一年生的芫荽對你而言味道過重的話,這個多年生的是味道比較柔和的選擇!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryngium_foetidum  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/94023/    http://baike.baidu.com/view/268882.htm?reforce=%B4%CC%C7%DB&hold=synstd

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Aquatic tender perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location as floating squatic plant or root in the mud for semi-floating plant.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6″-1′(H).  Propagate by spores, cuttings or division.  Stems and foliage can be eaten raw or cooked by some cultures.  Medicinal.

不耐寒的多年生水生蕨類.  容易栽種.  它是最好栽種在半日照到全蔭的浮水蕨類,根會生長在泥中.  性喜溫暖不耐寒.   成熟株高6吋到1呎高. 以孢子或扦插或分株的方式來進行繁殖. 有些國家會將其莖葉採來生食或熟食.  它也是藥用植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結: