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.
Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’ has green leaves with tiny yellow speckles above and beneath. Aucuba japonica is probably not the first plant that one would choose if faced with all the beauties on the market.
Aucuba japonica ‘Goldeyana’ has narrower leaves with a rich golden core, green edges and isolated yellow speckles.
Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ has large green leaves with golden speckles, dots and spots. This variety has more yellow or gold in the leaves and can burn badly in summer if it is placed in sunny spots.
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.