Garden Foxtail, Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)

Garden Foxtail, Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)

Description: Amaranth is also called “foxtail” because the flowers of this Plant are gathered in long, drooping panicles. The flowers are red, but there are also varieties with white or purple flowers. The garden foxtail flowers from July to September. The leaves are large, ovate, pointed at the ends, dark green. For other varieties, they can also be reddish.

The shoots of this Continue reading “Garden Foxtail, Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)”

Petunia (Petunia x hybrida)

Petunia (Petunia x hybrida)

Description: The genus Petunia, which belongs to the Solanaceae family, is about 40 types taken. They come mainly from warm regions of South America. Hybrids of two species are grown in the gardens: the Petunia axillaris and the Petunia violacea. In our climate, they are cultivated as annuals. They reach 15 to 40 cm in height. Petunias can have a compact or very creeping habit. The stems Continue reading “Petunia (Petunia x hybrida)”

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Description: The plant belongs to the plantain family (Plantaginaceae). In nature, we can find the snapdrag in south-western Europe and the Mediterranean countries, where it grows as a short-lived perennial. The popular name of this plant is “snapdragon”, because if you press the neck of the petals, one has the impression that it opens a snapdragon. The plants grow upright but differ between Continue reading “Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)”

Bear’s Chamomile, Ursinia (Ursinia anethoides)

Bear's Chamomile, Ursinia (Ursinia anethoides)

Description: The Ursinia belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). It occurs in South Africa, where it is a perennial plant. The Ursinia itself has a regular shape. This flower looks especially beautiful from individually planted on beds or in a shallow pot. The leaves are tender, pinnate, similar to dill. The stems of the Ursinia are thin, upright. The flowers are small, reach 2 cm in width, Continue reading “Bear’s Chamomile, Ursinia (Ursinia anethoides)”

Paper flower (Xeranthemum annuum)

Paper flower (Xeranthemum annuum)

Description: The paper flower belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). It comes from arid regions of the Mediterranean. The flowers are embedded in dry, rusty covers. Flower baskets stand on long stems, they are specifically built – only tubular flowers occur. The petals are in purple, white or pink. Older flowers assume a white color. If the flowers are dried properly, they retain their Continue reading “Paper flower (Xeranthemum annuum)”

Star Winds (Ipomoea lobata, Mina lobata)

Star Winds (Ipomoea lobata, Mina lobata)

Description: The Star Winds is a perennial climber native to Central and South America. Since it is not frost resistant, it is cultivated with us as an annual plant. The shoots are branched, red discolored, they grow quickly and wrap around the columns. They reach 2 – 3 m in length.

The leaves are light green, trilobate and alternate arranged on the shoots. Most interesting, Continue reading “Star Winds (Ipomoea lobata, Mina lobata)”

Convolvulus tricolor

Tri-Color Winds

Description: The Tri-Color Winds belongs to the Convolvulaceae family. The plant occurs naturally in southern Europe. She is an annual plant. The habit is upright, shrubby, the Dreifarbige winds reaches a height between 20-50 cm.
The main shoot is firm and grows high. The side shoots are shorter. The leaves are reversely ovate, dark green. They are delicate. The flowers Continue reading “Convolvulus tricolor”

Cabbage (Lobularia maritima)

Cabbage

Description: This plant belongs to the family of the cruciferous plants (Cruciferae) and comes from the Mediterranean area. The cabbage has small flowers that consist of four petals. The flowers are white, dark purple or pinkish purple. They emit a fairly strong, honey-like fragrance. The flowers are in grapes.
The leaves are narrow, lanceolate, green. The red cabbage Continue reading “Cabbage (Lobularia maritima)”

Cape Margherite, Kapkörbchen (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Cape Marguerite, Kapkörbchen

Description: The Cape Marguerite is an annual in our climate, which belongs to the family the daisy family (Asteraceae) belongs. It has a shrubby, compact habit. The Kapmergerite can take the form of a small shrub, the lower shoots can lignify. The shoots are upright, branched, the lower parts can easily lignify.
It reaches up to 50 cm height. The leaves are lanceolate. Continue reading “Cape Margherite, Kapkörbchen (Osteospermum ecklonis)”

Nettle-Silk (Cuscuta europaea)

Nettle-Silk

Description: The nettle-silk belongs to the family of the wind-plants. The nettle silk is an annual with long, winding stems. They are thin, branched and have a red hue. The leaves of nettle silk are scaly. The flowers are close to dense heads. They are white and pink. Nettle-silk flowers from June to September.
It occurs in the scrub and on fields. The nettle silk Continue reading “Nettle-Silk (Cuscuta europaea)”