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Heliconia caribaea

  Taxonomy: Heliconia caribaea (Heliconiaceae) Common Names: Heliconia Lobster Claw Spanish Names: Barco de Caridad, Platanillo, Platano Bravo French Names: Balisier, Bananier Marron, Plantano CimarronClassification:Heliconia caribaea Lam. Kingdom: Plantae-Plants Subkingdom: Tracheobionta-Vascular plants Superdivision: Spermatophyta-Seed plants Division: Magnoliophyta-Flowering plants Class: Liliopsida-Monocotyledons Subclass: Zingiberidae Order: Zingiberales Family: Heliconiaceae-Heliconia Family Genus:...
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Sweet peas

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are probably the most popular annual flower, being especially prized for their colour and scent. Smaller cultivars are available for hanging baskets and containers. Quick facts Common name Sweet pea Botanical name Lathyrus odoratus Group Annual climber (also dwarf bush cultivars) Flowering time Late spring to summer Height and...
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Jasmine

Jasminum (jasmine) is a popular climber with a delicate scent, and there are many cultivars for summer and winter. Jasminum officinale (summer jasmine) is perfect for a sunny, sheltered spot in mild regions of the UK. The cheery yellow flowers of Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine) will brighten up...
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Top Ornamental Grasses

Feather Reedgrass The most popular ornamental grass, feather reedgrass offers a distinct upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long. Like many grasses, this tough plant tolerates a wide range of conditions. Name: Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall Plant This Grass Because: It...
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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses can play a part in most gardens, from providing calming accompaniments to more colourful flowering plants to being the sole focus of the design. There are grasses for damp or dry soil, shady as well as sunny situations. Many are great to add to the cutting...
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Plant viruses

    Plant viruses affect many plants and cause a wide range of discolourations and distortions in leaves, shoots, stems and flowers, but rarely kill the plant. Quick facts Common name Plant viruses Scientific name Various Plants affected Many Main symptoms Leaf, shoot, stem and flower discolouration and...
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