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)”

Funkie (Hosta) Fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’

Funkie (Hosta) Fortunei 'Aureomarginata'

Description: The Funkie Fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ belongs to the family of lily family. It makes great decorative leaves. The young are light green with white or pale yellow edges. Over time, the margins turn green, though it is still different than the rest of the leaf. The leaves die in the winter. The funerals grow in clumps. The Funkie (Hosta) Fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ reaches a height Continue reading “Funkie (Hosta) Fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’”

Caucasus Cranesbill (Geranium renardii) ‘Teschelda’

Caucasus Cranesbill (Geranium renardii) 'Teschelda'

Description: Caucasus Cranesbill ‘Teschelda’ reaches a height of 30 cm. It is a plant with bushy growth. It is resistant to drought. The Caucasus Cranesbill ‘Teschelda’ has decorative, olive-green, lobed and finely-folded leaves covered with soft hairs. If you touch them, they feel like suede. The inflorescences consist of rounded, strongly structured petals. They are white with dark purple Continue reading “Caucasus Cranesbill (Geranium renardii) ‘Teschelda’”

Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius)

Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius)

Description: The Corsican hellebore is an evergreen perennial. It forms dense clumps whose height can be between 50 cm and 1 meter. With large flowers in light green or yellow color. They have the shape of a bowl. The Corsican hellebore flowers from February to April and from March to May depending on the region. The leaves are thick and dark green. The Corsican hellebore is also decorative Continue reading “Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius)”

Feather Lily (Dianthus plumarius)

Feather Lily-Dianthus plumarius

Description: The Feather Clove is a perennial with upright habit. It reaches a height of 15-30 cm and flowers in summer. The spring carnation has single or full flowers in white or pale pink. The petals are characteristically severely slashed. The flowers emit an intense smell. The leaves and stems are gray-green. The spring carnation spreads quickly and forms beautiful carpets.

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Dalmatian bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana) ‘Reshold’

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Description: The Dalmatian bellflower ‘Reshold’ reaches a height of 20 cm , It blooms from June to August and again in September. The flowers have a severe shape and blue-violet color. The leaves are dark green, heart-shaped with notched edges. The Dalmatian bellflower ‘Reshold’ grows slowly and spreads through subterranean foothills.

Care: The spot is sunny or partially shaded. Continue reading “Dalmatian bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana) ‘Reshold’”

Goddess flower (Dodecatheon meadia)

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Description: The plant reaches a height of 45-70 cm together with the flower. Goddess flower has white or pink flowers with strongly curved petals. The flowers are in umbels and are attached to long stems. They reach far beyond the leaf rosette. The leaves and tall stems are green. God’s flower is completely hardy.

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Heath-Elk (Dianthus deltoides) ‘Nelli’


Description: The plant reaches a height of 10 to 40 cm. Heidenelke ‘Nelli’ flowers from June to September. The flowers are small, bright red with delicate bright spots. They are attached to very short stems. The leaves are green, pointed and slightly mossy. The heather-lily ‘Nelli’ is hardy. It forms well-developed rhizomes and spreads quickly.

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Foxtail Tragag (Astragalus alopecurus)

Foxtail Tragag (Astragalus alopecurus)

Synonyms: Astragalus centralpinus. The pride of this plant are original, cone-like, softly hairy inflorescences, which consist of small pale yellow flowers. The flowers of the foxtail tragacanth can be observed in summer – in July and August. The feathered leaves consist of narrow, lance-shaped leaves. The plant can reach heights of 1 to 1.5 m.

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