Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Tag: Horticultural

Halesia Tetraptera

Halesia Tetraptera

Halesia tetraptera, commonly known as the common silverbell or mountain silverbell is a species in the family Styracaceae, native to the southeastern United States. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree. It is a small deciduous tree growing to 10 m tall. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, 5–16 cm long and 4–7 cm broad. The flowers are 1–2.5 cm long, with a four-lobed white corolla. The fruit is

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Begonia Brilliance Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay

Begonia Brilliance Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay

Some begonias are much sought after for their large and stunning flowers, and Gardens by the Bay celebrates the brilliance of begonias with its first-ever floral display showcasing more than 50 varieties with beautiful blooms in a spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows. The showy flowers – some grown by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists –

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Fritillaria

Fritillaria

Fritillaria is a genus of spring flowering herbaceous bulbous perennial plants in the lily family (Liliaceae). The type species, Fritillaria meleagris, was first described in Europe in 1571, while other species from the Middle East and Asia were also introduced to Europe at that time. The genus has about 130 –140 species divided among eight subgenera. The flowers are

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Edgeworthia Chrysantha 

Edgeworthia Chrysantha 

Edgeworthia chrysantha, also commonly known as Oriental Paperbush, is a plant in the Thymelaeaceae family. The genus was named in honour of Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (1812–1881), an Irish-born Victorian-era amateur botanist, who worked for the East India Company, and for his sister, writer Maria Edgeworth. The species name chrysantha derives from the Greek chrusos meaning ‘golden’ and ‘anthos’ meaning flower, due to

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Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus). The species are mostly herbaceous perennials, a few are annual or biennial, and some are

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Winter Jasmine

Winter Jasmine

Winter Jasmine. Jasminum nudiflorum, the winter jasmine, is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, and Yunnan). It is widely cultivated as an ornamental and is reportedly naturalised in France and scattered locations in the United States (Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and New Jersey). It grows to 3 m (10 ft) tall

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Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cyclamen. Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. Cyclamen species are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin east to Iran, with one species in Somalia. They grow from tubers and are valued for their flowers with upswept petals and variably patterned leaves.  In most species, leaves come up in autumn, grow through the winter, and then die in spring, then the plant goes dormant through the dry Mediterranean summer. The storage organ of the cyclamen is a

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Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum. Lobularia maritima, common name sweet alyssum, is an annual plant growing to 5–30 cm (2–12 in) tall by 20–30 cm (8–12 in) broad. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Azores) and in France in the Bay of Biscay. It is widely naturalised elsewhere in the temperate world. The stem is very branched, with dense clusters of small

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Potentilla

Potentilla

Potentilla. Potentilla is a genus containing over 300 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the rose family, Rosaceae. They are usually called cinquefoils in English. Potentilla are generally only found throughout the northern continents of the world, though some may even be found in montane biomes of the New Guinea Highlands. Typical cinquefoils look most similar to strawberries, but differ in usually

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Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2). Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. Five species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd depending on species and variety, and for their seeds. First cultivated in the Americas before being brought to Europe

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Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia. Rudbeckia is a plant genus in the sunflower family, commonly called coneflowers and black-eyed-susans; all are native to North America and many species are cultivated in gardens for their showy yellow or gold flower heads. The name was given by Carolus Linnaeus in honour of his teacher at Uppsala University, Professor Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660-1740), and his father

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Gardens By The Bay Orchid Extravaganza (Part 3)

Gardens By The Bay Orchid Extravaganza (Part 3)

Gardens By The Bay Orchid Extravaganza (Part 3). The Orchid Extravaganza exhibits at the Flower Dome will be on display till 20 August 2017. The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one

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Cattleya

Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids

Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids. Cattleya, often called the Queen of Orchids, is a genus of orchids from Costa Rica south to Argentina. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after horticulturalist William Cattley. Cattley obtained a specimen of then unnamed Cattleya labiata from William Swainson who had discovered the new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, in

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Lily of the Valley

Lily Of The Valley

Lily Of The Valley. Lily of the valley, scientific name Convallaria majalis, is a sweet scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. In the APG III system, the genus is placed in the famil y Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoidaea (formerly the family Ruscaceae). Convallaria majalis is a herbaceous perennial

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