Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Tag: Horticultural

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. They are found mostly in North America (one in Siberia) in diverse habitats from alpine tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring, others in summer and fall. Flowers may be pale blue, violet, pink, bright red, or white. Many are fragrant. It attracts hummingbirds,

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Sunflower Surprise Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay Part 2

Sunflower Surprise Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay Part 2

Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species. Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America. The common name, “sunflower” typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination with the ligules look like the sun. This and other species, notably

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Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Tropaeolum, commonly known as nasturtium (literally “nose-twister” or “nose-tweaker”), is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants. It was named by Carl Linnaeus in his book Species Plantarum and is the only genus in the family Tropaeolaceae. The nasturtiums received their common name because they produce oil similar to that of watercress (Nasturtium officinale).

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Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display Part 3

Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display Part 3

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 of the two largest families of flowering plants. The Orchidaceae have about 28,000 currently accepted species, distributed in about 763 genera. The determination of which family is larger is still

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Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay

Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display At Gardens By The Bay

Singapore’s award-winning filmmaker Royston Tan lends his creative touch to Orchid Extravaganza with a floral tribute to the multicultural heritage of Singapore. Set amidst a vivid backdrop of Peranakan shophouses, this year’s orchid display exudes a unique local flavour that celebrates Singapore’s melting pot of cultures. More than 14,000 orchids

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The Beardtongue

The Beardtongue

Penstemon, the beardtongues, is a large genus of roughly 250 species of flowering plants native mostly to the Nearctic, but with a few species also found in the North American portion of the Neotropics. It is the largest genus of flowering plants endemic to North America. Formerly placed in the Scrophulariaceae family by the Cronquist system, new genetic research has

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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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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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