Perennial Plants

Begonia Plants

Grown as annuals in the garden, as indoor plants and as perennials in warmer zones Begonia plants come from a large family with over 1000 species. You can grow them in flower beds, pots hanging baskets, indoors and outdoors, versatile…

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Begonia undulata

Begoniaceae One of the most widely grown species of the cane stemmed begonias is Begonia undulata, is a tall plant usually grown to around 6ft in height. Also commonly called the ‘Wave Leafed Begonia’. Another Brazilian species that is admired…

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Begonia serratipetala

Begoniaceae From the highlands of New Guinea Begonia serratipetala is the ‘Pink spotted begonia’, an outstanding foliage plant. This is probably not going to be the next plant for your home, however one of the many cultivars may already be…

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Begonia sanguinea

Begoniaceae Begonia sanguinea is a small shrub-like begonia with interesting leathery dark green to maroon leaves. White to pale pink flowers above foliage from winter to spring. Also known as the ‘Blood Begonia’ for the color of the reverse of…

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Begonia reniformis

Begoniaceae Begonia reniformis is commonly called the ‘Grape Leaf Begonia’. A medium growing fibrous rooted begonia with glossy veined grape leaf shaped foliage. Small white flowers above foliage from spring to summer. These are thick stemmed begonia and the stems…

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Begonia listada

Begoniaceae Begonia listada is originally from South America, Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. A low growing sprawling habit makes this begonia suitable for use as a ground cover in a shaded area. The leaves are covered with fine hairs and are…

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Begonia foliosa

Begoniaceae Begonia foliosa is a small evergreen shrubby plant with glossy, dark green oblong or oval leaves. An excellent hanging basket or container plant flowering from summer through to fall with hanging white and pink fuchsia like flowers. Flowers are…

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Begonia erythrophylla

Begoniaceae Begonia erythrophylla and Begonia erythrophylla helix are two very easy begonias to grow. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Beefsteak Begonia’ and ‘Whirlpool Begonia’ respectively these begonias have attractive waxy leaves and are really an ‘old fashioned begonia. Begonia erythrophylla…

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Begonia domingensis

Begoniaceae Begonia domingensis is a small shrub like begonia that will reach 2-3ft. Originally from the Caribbean. Large dark green leaves on purple / green stems and fragrant pink and white flowers in winter to spring. A number of gardeners…

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Begonia coccinea

Begoniaceae Growing well outdoors in part shade Begonia coccinea, a cane begonia will reach 3-4′ and is a well established species. These are a part of the cane stemmed group of begonias. The long flowering Begonia coccinea is also known…

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Begonia albo-picta var Rosea

Begoniaceae Begonia albo-picta var Rosea is a cane- begonia that will reach 3-5 ft and is originally from from Brazil. Green leaves with silver spots on upper surface and nice pink flowers, fairly hardy and easy to grow. This is…

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Beesia

If you are looking for some of the best woodland foliage plants, then Beesia must be high on the list. And the two species that are at the top are Beesia deltophylla and Beesia calthifolia. Both are two wonderful plants…

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Bamboo

Bamboo plants are used widely as an ornamental garden plant in Japanese Style Gardens. Also used as a screening plant, they are versatile and come in both small growing or dwarf varieties as well as very tall types. Bamboo plants…

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Aubrieta

These colorful flowering plants will bring color to the garden and are commonly known as Rock-cress. They are interesting in that they are related to Cabbages, however they are a low growing matt forming perennial best suited to the rock…

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Astilbe

Long flowering Astilbe are a shade loving perennial that also have attractive ferny foliage. Easy care and an excellent plant for a moist woodland position. They can also be grown in containers where the fine foliage is attractive from spring…

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Asters

Asters are commonly referred to as Michaelmas Daisies, however with such diversity we think they deserve a little more recognition and explanation. They are a large genus for a start, with over 150 species, varying from small alpine species to…

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Arthropodium cirratum

Arthropodium cirratum or Renga Renga Lily is originally from New Zealand. Grown for its foliage as well as its purple and yellow flowers which appear during spring to summer. Perhaps the perfect plant for dry shade as the Renga Renga…

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Artemisia

A varied group of plants grown for the silvery grey foliage Artemisia have many uses in the garden, They work well in the perennial border, some are great as backdrops for smaller plants and other are excellent ground cover plants.…

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Armeria maritima

Armeria are a drought tolerant low growing ground cover with globe shaped flowers that rise above the foliage from spring to summer. These are an evergreen perennial and when planted en mass form a sea of color when in flower.…

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Argyranthemum frutescens

The Marguerite Daisy The Marguerite Daisy is Argyranthemum frutescens a wonderful free flowering summer plant that produce masses of flowers forming a carpet above the foliage. These plant get a bit of criticism, perhaps because Marguerite Daisies are so easy…

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Arabis

Also known as ‘wall Cress and Rock cress, Arabis species are useful in the garden, mainly as low growing ground cover plants. Often grown in and along rock walls, arabis can also be used to plant between pavers in informal…

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Aquilegia

With attractive flowers and equally good foliage Aquilegia or Columbines are a wonderful perennial well suited to cottage gardens. Also known as, Columbines and Granny’s Bonnet, Aquilegia are from both North America and Europe. Many have large spurred flowers and…

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Anisodontea capensis

Anisodontea capensis or ‘Pink Star’ is a fast growing long flowering shrub ( to 3 feet) originally from South Africa. Attractive pale pink to pink flowers some with darker centers. The beauty of these plants is the long flowering nature,…

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Angelica Archangelica

You could grow it just for its name, however Angelica Archangelica syn. Angelica officinalis has a lot more to offer the gardener. A biennial plant that loves moist conditions Angelica Archangelica is used both as a culinary herb and a…

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Anemone x hybrida

If you are looking for easy care fall flowering plants then Anemone x hybrida is one to consider. Often commonly called the ‘Japanese Anemone’ or ‘Japanese Wind Flower’ these are a tall growing perennial that will reach around 3ft in…

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Anemone leveillei

A very pretty and delicate species, Anemone leveillei is a ‘Wind Flower’ with large white cupped flowers and a flushed blue reverse. With attractive deeply divided deep green foliage the flower rise above during spring. Useful in the garden as…

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Anchusa

With over 30 species Anchusa is best known for Anchusa azurea or ‘Bugloss’. However it also known as the ‘Summer forget me not’. Attractive blue trumpet shaped flowers Anchusa is an easy to grow garden plant that flowers well in…

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Amsonia

One of the underrated perennials, Amsonia have a lot more going for them than meets the eye. The only species widely found for sale is Amsonia tabernaemontana, and this is really a pity. The problem with most Amsonia species is…

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Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum (Lobullaria maritima) is a favourite border plant. It lives up to its name as it does have a sweet fragrance. It is easy to grow and is used as a spreading ground-cover. A popular border plant that quickly…

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