Bristly Robinia, Macrophylla ‘(Robinia hispida, Macrophylla’)

Bristly Robinia, Macrophylla '(Robinia hispida, Macrophylla')

Description: The Borstige Robinie belongs to the Family of the Fabaceae. Mostly it is a shrub that is grafted on the coaster (Ordinary Robinia). The bristly robinia reaches from 3 to 4 meters in height. Its annual shoots are covered with spines, red glands, sticky liquid. The older shoots are olive green. The habit of the bristly robinia is irregular.

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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)”

Greater Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile), Matrona ‘

Greater Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile), Matrona'

Description: This is a very interesting and attractive variety of fat hen. The main attraction of the magnificent Matrona is the dark purple leaves and bright pink inflorescences that remain on the plant until winter. The magnificent fat hen ‘Matrona’ grows to a height of about 50 cm. The roots are meaty and thick. The shoots are stained and reddish. Leaves are fleshy and Continue reading “Greater Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile), Matrona ‘”

Scullcap (Scutellaria costaricana)

Scarlet Scutellaria (Scutellaria costaricana)

Description: The Scullcap belongs to the mint family. It comes from Costa Rica. The helmet herb is a shrubby, perennial plant in nature, which can be grown in our house as a houseplant. The foliage is green, the stems are usually a little darker. The flowers have a bright red color.
The leaves and flowers of this plant always incline towards the sun.

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Palm Fern (Zamia pumila)

Palm Fern (Zamia pumila)

Description: The cycad is very often confused with the lucky feather. He belongs to the family of Zamiaceae. This species is very old and rarely available in the trade. The Palmfarn comes, inter alia, from Mexico and the West Indies. The cycad fern forms a bulbous trunk from which grow out hard, fan-shaped leaves.
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African Lion’s Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

African Lion's Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

Description: According to the characteristics of the flowers, we can see that the plant from the mint family. Often they are called lion’s ears. African lion ear is now enjoying the great interest again, as in ancient times. Under natural conditions it is a shrub and grows up to 2 meters high. In our country, the plant can be grown in large pots on the patio, patio or in Continue reading “African Lion’s Ear (Leonotis leonurus)”

Hen with chicks (Tolmiea menziesii)

Hen with chicks (Tolmiea menziesii)

Description: The hen with chicks belongs to the family of the Saxifrage family. It grows in areas from Alaska to northern California. The plant grows up to 20-30 cm. It has green leaves, similar to leaves of currants. In the axils of the leaves small plants form. The flowers are in a grape-like inflorescence, which grows on a 15-20 cm long stalk. The flower color is green-brown.

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Common reed (Phragmites australis)

Common reed (Phragmites australis)

Description: The reed is one of the grasses that grows especially often in wet and swampy wastelands. It can be planted on the edge of ponds, wetlands or in naturalistic gardens. It is a very fast growing and expansive ornamental grass. It can reach up to 4 meters in height. The rhizomes are strong, thick and very branched. Stalks of the reed are hollow, rather firm, naked and shiny. The Continue reading “Common reed (Phragmites australis)”

Hairstyling Sedge (Carex capillaris)

Hairstyling Sedge

Description: The hairstyled sedge belongs to the family of sedges. It grows to a height of 30 cm. This grass has light brown leaves. Some of them are curled. The Hairy Sedge flowers from May to June. It is suitable for pots and flower beds with grasses.

Care: The sedge loves sunny locations. In partial shade it can grow too. It is partly evergreen, therefore, in the spring, Continue reading “Hairstyling Sedge (Carex capillaris)”

House hops (Beloperone guttata)

House hops (Beloperone guttata)

Description: House hops belong to the Acanthaceae family. It comes from Mexico and is an evergreen shrub that grows up to about 1 meter. House hops are relatively similar to hops. Sometimes one also meets the name peace hops, due to the similarity of its reddish-yellow inflorescences with normal hops. Inflorescences are formed from roof tile-like overlapping small stipules. Between these Continue reading “House hops (Beloperone guttata)”