Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Description: The Violet Tree belongs to the Black-headed Family. This family belongs to the order of the myrtle-like. The violet tree is an evergreen shrub and comes from Brazil. In the wild it reaches a significant size – about 6 meters. The lower branches are woody and leafless. The leaves of the violet tree are green, ovate and shiny from the outside. The flowers are Continue reading “Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)”

Blue Lily (Exacum affine)

Blue Lily (Exacum affine)

Description: Blue Lily is an interesting and rare plant in our country. She comes from the island of Socotra, where she was brought to Europe before the First World War. Although it looks a little bit like impatiens (especially the shape of the leaves), the waxflower belongs to the family gentian plants. Blue Lieschen has green, fleshy leaves and small, fragrant five-petalled Continue reading “Blue Lily (Exacum affine)”

Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)

Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)

Description: It is a very interesting aquatic plant from the family of water lily plants (Nympheaceae) belong. The Santa Cruz-Riesenseerose comes from South America (Argentina, Paraguay). In our country, it can only be cultivated in greenhouses, palm houses or winter gardens. The leaves of the young plants are arrow-shaped, while those of older plants are round and very Continue reading “Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)”

Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Description: Ironwood tree occurs in New Zealand, but nowadays it also grows in Australia and Polynesia. It is called there New Zealand Christmas tree, because in nature it only blooms at Christmas time. Here it is a flowering potted plant in summer. Eisenholzbaum belongs to the family of witch hazel plants. This shrub is related to the cylinder cleaner. Small, oval and Continue reading “Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)”

Cushionaster (Aster dumosus), Niobe ‘

Cushionaster, Niobe

Description: Cushionaster’ Niobe ‘belongs to the Asteraceae family. This variety is very low. This plant reaches about 35 cm height. Older and adult specimens may be slightly higher. Kissenaster ‘Niobe’ spreads through rhizomes, so the flower can be grown as a groundcover. Thin and dark green leaves stand on stems, which are slightly woody at the base.

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True comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

True comfrey

Description: Common comfrey belongs to the family of the deciduous family (Boraginaceae). In Germany, the plant is widespread and that selects on meadows. The root of the true comfrey is long (30 cm), vertical and has a black-violet hue. The stems are edgy, raised, grow up to 100 cm in favorable environmental conditions. The stem is hairy and hollow inside. The leaves are alternate, large Continue reading “True comfrey (Symphytum officinale)”

Morgensternsegge (Carex grayi)

Morgensternsegge (Carex grayi)

Description: The Morgensternsegge first and foremost earns their attention thanks to the attractively developed inflorescences. They are reminiscent of developed asterisks. It is a grass that blooms from June to August. The inflorescences are very decorative. The Morgensternsegge reaches a height between 30 and 50 to 60 cm, but under favorable conditions it can grow up Continue reading “Morgensternsegge (Carex grayi)”

Pine Spruce (Picea pungens), Cuba ‘

Pine Spruce (Picea pungens), Cuba'

Description: The Pine Spruce ‘Cuba’ belongs to the Pinaceae family. It is a dwarf species of spruce. It reaches a height of about 40 cm and a width of about 50 to 60 cm after 10 years. A very interesting variety that is suitable for terraces and flowerpots. It has short needles, about 0.5 to 0.7 cm long, green. Young growth is much brighter. The cut “Stech-Spruce, Cuba” Continue reading “Pine Spruce (Picea pungens), Cuba ‘”

Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Description: This very interesting plant is native to Corsica and Sardinia. It grows there on slopes, in rocky crevices. Bobikopf forms miniature, green carpets. Its height is very small, it forms tiny love carpets. The leaves are also very small. The plant is also frost-resistant, so it can also be used for gardening.
After the winter, the plant renews itself from Continue reading “Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)”

Small Muscular Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Nana Gracilis ‘

Small Muscular Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Nana Gracilis'

Description: Small Mushroom Cypress, Nana Gracilis’ belongs to the cypress family (Cupressaceae). Small Mushroom Cypress is a slow-growing conifer, ideal for terraces and balconies. It can also be planted in Japanese garden. It grows very slowly, after 10 years it reaches only 50 cm high and about 40 cm wide.
Depending on the conditions in which we Nana gracilis, the Continue reading “Small Muscular Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Nana Gracilis ‘”