N.L. Chrestensen (Vokietija / Germany)
Balloon-vine was originally indigenous to the Bermudas, Florida and Texas. Nowadays it grows extensively in India, Africa and South America, Mediterranean. It is regarded as a rampaging weed here. Balloon-vine is cultivated in Switzerland and in southern Germany in wine-growing regions. It is not a hardy plant. Is likely to be cut down by frost, if..
Borage is an old herb, known at least since Roman times. It is said that borage gladdens the heart, and surely the purple flowers are cheery. But even the small, young leaves are slightly prickly, and the plant may seem rather coarse to a new gardener. Still, it can add color and interest to any garden, and it has value in the kitchen as well. For ..
This tender shrub is usually grown as a half-hardy annual foliage plant. The young leaves of 'Silver Dust' are slightly lobed, a bit like oak leaves, but as the plants mature, they become deeply cut, much paler in colour and are covered in a silvery grey fleece. To encourage new basal growth, flowering should be prevented by regularly removing leng..
Summer flower for colorful borders, balcony containers and pots.Celosia argentea commonly called feather celosia, plumed celosia or feathered amaranth are old garden favorites that feature narrow-pyramidal, plume-like flower heads composed of tiny, densely-packed, vividly-colored flowers.Flowers bloom throughout summer into fall (sometimes to frost..
Annual Cornflower is excellent, rich blooming cut large flowers with double blossoms on strong stems.Long-lasting blooming time. This mixture has a lasting effect especially through its silver glossy leaves.Can be cut several times. Attracts bees.Plant these in sunny sites with well-drained soil and remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time. Cornf..
Blooming profusely in summer, the Dyer's or golden tickseed is a tall, robust wildflower that is great for naturalizing. Native to the Great Plains of central North America, it is a fast-growing annual or short-lived perennial that becomes covered with flowers from mid to late-summer and sometimes into fall, if plants are deadheaded.Its fine green ..
Popular annual plant for bedding and in groups. It is long flowering in bowls and containers on balconies, graves and borders. Also used as edging for vegetable beds.For best growth, marigolds require full sun and well drained, rich soil. Regular deadheading will help plants look and flower their best. As an added benefit, research suggests that ma..
This splendid biennial plant with a height of up to 2 m and long flower panicles. Real eye- catcher!!!Double flowers in white, rose, creme, red and Yellow color.When sown in early summer a leaf of rosette is formed in autumn and the flowers grows out of it the following year.Hollyhock need deep, loose rich soil. Genus - Alcea Species - Rose..
Mitsuba is not a new culinary herb, it is a discovery for most North Americans. Mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica) is a classic seasoning that is as popular in Asian cuisine as Italian and curly parsley are in Western dishes.It's also known as Japanese parsley or white chervil, possibly due to its subtle flavor, a blend of Italian parsley and celery l..
There may be no perennial more attractive to hummingbirds than Maltese cross, with its globular clusters of scarlet flowers atop tall, unbranched, hairy stems. A perennial native to European Russia, it has an upright, clumping habit with medium green, oval hairy leaves that form a basal rosette and also clasp the flower stems.In early to midsummer,..
Lavender is the typical plant of Provence.The young leaves and flowers are harvested. Planted between roses it drives away ants and greenflies.The fragrance of its dried flowers in linen bags keeps away midges, flies and moths. It is especially calming and refreshing in perfume sachets or perfume oils for your home. It can be used sparingly and mix..
Sweet basil is commonly grown as an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb in warm temperate and tropical climates. An interesting twist on th eclassic basil, the leaves have a definite lemony tang.Grows 0,30-0,50 meters tall. It is a very good companion plant to grow in the house or greenhouse, its aromatic foliage helping to reduce problems caused ..
Carmine Rose is a variety of Malope with particularly beautiful, intensely pink flowers. Time proven and popular summer flowers. Between perennials they are used as visual protection and sight. At the same time, they provide long-lasting cut flowers. Fast growing.Grows well in average, not too light garden soils. Even moisture promotes growth. ..
Easy to grow summer flower for planting in groups and colorful beds. Also for cutting and visual protection. Fast growing.Grows well in average, not too light garden soils. Even moisture promotes growth. Genus - Malope Species - Trifida Variety - mix Common name - Malope Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 3 - 9 Height - 1 m..
A fast-growing annual with dense foliage on upright stems, Burning bush is showy in autumn as its leaves turn light reddish purple. Native to Eurasia, this species is usually considered a weed elsewhere because it reseeds itself abundantly.The leaves are thin and oblong or linear, ranging in color from light green to a light gray-green. The soft, f..