A much-loved, ancient food, the amaranth has literally become a worldwide weed, and it is a most important medicinal plant too.
Lemon verbena Lemon verbena is a popular shrub that was introduced into Western horticulture from Chile and Argentina as long ago as 1794. It is still cultivated extensively as a garden shrub and as a medicinal and culinary herb. Botanical names that have been accorded to the plant include Aloysia citriodora and Lippia citriodora, but […]
The warm-temperate and permanently wet bogs and marshes of the coastal plains of eastern and south eastern United States gave us these magnificent plants, with leaves that have evolved into funnels in order to trap and digest insects.
Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Summersong White Improved’ – produces snow-white, double pompon flowers.
Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Starlight Red’ – bears single red flowers with a bright yellow eye.
Arctotis x hybrida ‘Sunset Radiance’ has orange flowers.
Arctotis x hybrida ‘Sun Spot’ has large golden flowers.
Arctotis x hybrida ‘Rose’ has dark pink flowers.
Arctotis x hybrida ‘Red Radiance’ has red flowers with a prominent yellow throat.
This is a bushy, evergreen tree that can easily be shaped into a slender growth form. The leaves are glossy and bright green and the smooth bark an attractive light grey. A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers is produced in summer, followed by colourful berries that attract birds.