Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus), Red Matador ‘

Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus), Red Matador'

Description: The Gladiolus, Red Matador ‘ is perfect as a cut flower. This bulbous plant belongs to the iris family (Iridaceae). Gladioli form green, sword-shaped leaves that grow out of the two-leaf fan-shaped. They are straight and quite wide (from 1.5 to 2.5 cm) and long. The gladiolus, Red Matador ‘reaches up to 130 cm height. It blooms from July to August. This period Continue reading “Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus), Red Matador ‘”

Tiger Lily (Tigridia pavonia)

Tiger Lily

Description: This bulb plant is native to Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. From a large onion appear a few about 50 cm long shoots, which are surrounded by sword-like leaves. On a shoot are 2-3 leaves with effective color. The three outer petals are large, wide, the inner ones are short, cupped and covered with dots. At the base of the outer petals there is a similar pattern.
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Yellow Gentian (Galega lutea)

Yellow Gentian

Description: This plant belongs to the Lillia Family. She is a spring flower. The gentian forms a basal leaf that is 7-8 mm wide. The flower stalk is 10-30 cm long. The inflorescence consists of 1-10 flowers. Under the inflorescence appear two small leaves. The flowers are yellow with green stripes in the middle. They close at night and in rainy weather.
When the seeds Continue reading “Yellow Gentian (Galega lutea)”

Garden Anemone (Anemone coronaria), Mr Fokker ‘

Garden Anemone Mr Fokker

Description: Other Names – Anemone. This plant belongs to the family of the Hahnenfußgewächse. She is a beautiful garden plant and cut flower. On the stiff shoots appear from April to June, the red, pink, blue, white or two-colored flowers with black dust bags. There are many varieties of single, half-filled and filled flowers. This genus has thick tubers.
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Spring Crocus (Crocus vernus)

Spring Crocus

Description: This bulbous, beautifully flowering plant is yellow, white or purple. They bloom in the spring (March-April) and reach 10-20 cm growth height. The tubers are one year old. At the end of spring, the tuber dies and forms a few daughter tubers. The crocus flowers before the leaves appear. The leaves are usually narrow, runny, they appear after flowering. In summer, these plants Continue reading “Spring Crocus (Crocus vernus)”

Mountain Safflower (Oxalis adenophylla)

Mountain Safflower

Description: This genus occurs in the mountains of South America. It grows on very poor, gravelly soils with average humidity. From the small tubers grow very decorative leaves, which are covered with gray wax. In June and July the purple-pink-colored flowers appear, reaching about 3 cm in diameter.
They stand individually on the stems.

Care: The spot is sunny or partially shaded. Continue reading “Mountain Safflower (Oxalis adenophylla)”

Dolden-Milchstern (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Dolden-Milchstern

Description: This bulbous plant is often cultivated in our gardens. It reaches up to 30 cm height. The leaves are long, runny, green with white stripes in the middle. It blooms in May and early June. It spreads quickly and makes beautiful, star-like flowers. They measure about 2 cm in diameter and are several in umbels.
The flowers only open for a few hours a day. The periwinkle milk Continue reading “Dolden-Milchstern (Ornithogalum umbellatum)”

Cape Milk Star (Ornithogalum thyrsoides)

Cape Milk Star

Description: Other Names – sword flower. This beautiful plant with snow-white flowers comes from South Africa. It does not tolerate frost, so it must be dug up in the fall. The stiff, green, tongue-like leaves are about 30 cm long and die after flowering. The white, star-like flowers emit a delicate fragrance. They are in beautiful inflorescences. They appear on stiff, Continue reading “Cape Milk Star (Ornithogalum thyrsoides)”

Ordinary star hyacinth (Chionodoxa luciliae)

Ordinary star hyacinth

Description: This small bulbous plant is one of the spring flowering plants. It is suitable for rockeries and flowerbeds, it can also be planted between deciduous shrubs. The beautiful, star-shaped, blue flowers have a white center. They measure about 1.5 cm in diameter and stand to 1-3 on a leafless stalk. They are directed upwards. The flowering time is March-April, then the plant dies. Continue reading “Ordinary star hyacinth (Chionodoxa luciliae)”

Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)

Tuberose

Description: This bulbous plant forms grassy leaves. They reach about 30 cm height of growth. It blooms from August to September. They flower stems are 90 cm long. The flowers are white and fragrant. The petals are guarded. The flowers measure 2.5-5 cm in diameter.

Care: The spot bright, but not directly in the sun. The soil permeable and fertile. In Kübel the tubers are used Continue reading “Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)”