Dwarf Bamboo (Pleioblastus pygmaeus), Distichus’

Dwarf Bamboo (Pleioblastus pygmaeus), Distichus'

Description: The dwarf bamboo, Distichus’ grows dense and compact. It is suitable for full sun and partially shaded areas. He pictures green leaves that are fan-shaped, arranged like palm leaves. Dwarf bamboo, Distichus’ reaches up to 0.8-1.5 m growth height and is quite well cut compatible. In March we cut back the bamboo pretty much and wait for new leaves. It will be especially nice when Continue reading “Dwarf Bamboo (Pleioblastus pygmaeus), Distichus’”

Indian Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)

Indian Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)

Description: Indian Mock Strawberry is a small perennial. She looks like a strawberry. The Indian Mock Strawberry blooms yellow in the period from April to autumn. Its fruits are edible, but the taste is different than strawberry flavor. They are not cute, rather bland. This plant is easy to care for. It spreads rapidly over its rhizomes. The Indian Mock Strawberry is decorative for both Continue reading “Indian Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica)”

Strawberry-leaved cinquefoil (Potentilla fragiformis)

Strawberry-leaved cinquefoil (Potentilla fragiformis)

Description: Strawberry-leaved cinquefoil belongs to the rose family. This plant is a bushy perennial and makes large, cup-shaped, yellow flowers that are somewhat similar in shape to the strawberry flowers. The flowers have numerous yellow stamps with orange stamens. The hand-shaped leaves are silvery green, hairy, trifoliate and relatively large. The strawberry leaf cinquefoil blooms from Continue reading “Strawberry-leaved cinquefoil (Potentilla fragiformis)”

Noging Perl Grass (Melica nutans)

Nodding Perl Grass (Melica nutans)

Description: Nodding Perl Grass belongs to the grass family. This grass reaches about 60 to 70 cm growth height and forms loose lumps. The leaves are flat, they are wrapped in buds. The inflorescence is a panicle. The elliptical spikelets consist of 3 to 6 flowers. Nectar Perl grass starts the vegetation early and blooms from April to July. This grass is hardy.

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Clarke’s Cranesbill (Geranium Clarkei) ‘Kasmir White’

Clarke's Cranesbill (Geranium Clarkei) 'Kasmir White'

Description: Clark’s Cranesbill ‘Kasmir White’ is an evergreen perennial with upright growth. It reaches a height of about 45 cm. Clarke’s Cranesbill ‘Kasmir White’ has delicate, white flowers that are 4 cm across. The green leaves are lobed. On the petals clear veins are visible. Clarke’s Cranesbill ‘Kasmir White’ flowers in early July. After flowering, we can prune the plantain – then it Continue reading “Clarke’s Cranesbill (Geranium Clarkei) ‘Kasmir White’”

Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis), Aureovariegatus ‘

Meadow Foxtail, Aureovariegatus'

Description: Meadow Foxtail is a grass of the grass family (Poaceae ). The leaves are longitudinally striped. The middle of the leaf is green, while the edges are yellow. The leaves reach a length of up to 15 cm and the plant reaches a height of about 30 to 40 cm, depending on the ambient conditions. The meadow foxtail ‘Aureovariegatus’ reaches a height of up to 70 cm during its flowering. Continue reading “Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis), Aureovariegatus ‘”

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)”

Beach rye (Leymus arenarius)

Beach rye (Leymus arenarius)

Description: The beach rye belongs to the family of grasses (Poaceae). Under natural conditions we can meet the grass at the coastal dunes. The beach rye is quite massive and grows in dense clumps. Its height can reach up to 1 m. The leaves are a gray-blue color. The coloring depends on the fertility and moisture of the earth. The poorer and drier the soil, the bluer the color. The tip of Continue reading “Beach rye (Leymus arenarius)”

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)”