Popular variety that produces a high yield of large heads with thick fleshy scales on relatively compact plants. The thistle-like blue heads also look attractive in the flower garden.The hardiest artichoke variety, to zone 6. Likes sun but not excessive heat, so give afternoon shade in hot-summer ar..
Asparagus fern is a tuberous, semi-woody perennial native to South Africa. In its native habitat, it is a scrambling subshrub that survives in a wide range of habitats across the southeastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. These include rocky lands, scrub, coastal dunes and wooded areas. In the landscape a..
China Aster ‘Supreme Belstead’ is a lovely aster variety.Grows up to 50 centimetres in height. The centre of each flower is filled with tubular and ligulate white flowers that greatly contrast with the outer ligulate purple flowers.Flowering over a period from July to late autumn, China Aster ‘Supre..
Some of the most popular plants for moist, shady areas. Forms mounds of fern-like, medium green foliage and bear delicate, feathery plumes of tiny blooms in many shades. Beautiful, long-horned perennial flower grows up to 50 -70 cm in height with stiff shoots endowed with fluffy bunches of very fine..
Noble, majestic and impressive in form and stature, the Atlas cedar is one of the most heat and drought tolerant true cedar species. An evergreen tree native to the Atlas Mountains of extreme northwestern Africa, the tree in youth is pyramid-like with few branches but becomes a massive, spreading-br..
An evergreen Tree growing to 30m by 8m at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinate..
This low-growing plant is wonderful in front of borders and as an edging for beds, walkways, and paths. Try it tucked between the paving stones in a patio. Plant it in rock gardens. It's a natural for containers.All species of Nemophila are annuals, and most bloom in the spring. Their flowers have f..
The Five Spot flower plant is a low growing annual, that is great as a carpet or bedding plant. Native to the United States, it can be found growing naturally in meadows, by road sides, and along woodlands.Five Spot gets its name from its flower. The bright white, one inch flowers are, buttercup-sha..
Acacia baileyana or Cootamundra wattle, is a shrub or tree in the genus Acacia. The scientific name of the species honours the botanist Frederick Manson Bailey. It is indigenous to a small area of southern New South Wales in Australia, but it has been widely planted in other Australian states and te..
This dense, narrow, medium to tall evergreen tree from the Balkan Peninsula is prized by gardeners for its symmetrical habit and formal bearing. The long, semi-rigid, deep blue-green needles of this pine occur in bundles of five. They densely clothe the short, ascending, closely spaced branches. In ..
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 ..
Balsam fir is a tall coniferous evergreen tree native to the northeastern fifth of the United States and extreme southern Canada. It has a fine pyramidal form and becomes a very tall tree when mature. Its small deep green needles are soft, glossy and smell of sweet balsam. The female cones are full ..