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Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant Plants / Other

Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant

Darwin called the plant Hedysarum; modern botanists call it either Desmodium gyrans or, more correctly these days, Codariocalyx motorius; its common name is Dancing Grass or Telegraph plant or Semaphore plant -- after the leaf movements, which resemble semaphore signals. …

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

The Calico Hearts Plant (Adromischus trigynus) is a small succulent plant native to South Africa. It is an easy to grow plant and with the spotting makes it a very showy succulent. This plant needs full sun, warm temperatures, and a well-drained potting mix. During the growing season (May-October) water …

Pilea cadierei - Aluminum Plant Plants / Perennials

Pilea cadierei - Aluminum Plant

The Aluminium Plant, Pilea cadierei is a native of Vietnam and is grown for its attractive foliage. The dark green leaves have silver markings between the veins. It prefers very bright, but indirect light. Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry. This showy plant prefers temperatures above 60 degrees F. Trim …

Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant

The Mickey Mouse Plant, Ochna serrulata, is a well known garden shrub that grows to about 9 feet high. Originally a native of southern Africa, Ochna has small, single yellow flowers that bloom in late spring to summer. A useful garden plant, in cooler regions it can also be grown as a patio plant, outside …

Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' - Creeping Fig Plants / Climber Plants

Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' - Creeping Fig

Tiny deep green leaves are deeply lobed. Not only is the individual leaf considerably smaller than the normal Creeping Fig, but each dimpled leaf is deeply lobed as if was a tiny oak leaf. More clumping than vining in habit, this is the choice for the sophisticated terrarium or living topiary. It is …

Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens Other / Books

Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, enjoys a long and distinguished tradition of plant exploration and introduction, dating back to the foundation of its arboretum in 1798. Since the 1950s, 50 such plant-hunting expeditions have taken place on six continents and in some 50 countries. These …

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant Plants / Perennials

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant

This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright purple flowers. The texture of the petals is shimmering -- almost like metal. It starts blooming in June and continues steadily until fall. It promises to be an essential small-scale ground cover or edging for a border. Height: 4. Width: 10. Sun: Full …

Plant Selector Program Other / Software, DVD

Plant Selector Program

Your Personal Garden Designer! The Plant Selector Interactive software is a CD for self installation with Windows 95 or higher. It gives you all the information you need to landscape or garden like a professional. …

Darmera peltata - Umbrella Plant Plants / Perennials

Darmera peltata - Umbrella Plant

Hardy Umbrella Plant - Darmera peltata Family: Saxifragaceae Origin: The species is native to western United States. Large, rounded clusters of red-centered, blush-white flowers rise on thick stalks before the clumped growth of massive (18 across), orbicular, lobed foliage emerges. …

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' - Japanese Holly Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' - Japanese Holly

Japanase Pagoda Holly Bonsai - Ilex crenata Dwarf Pagoda A miniature variety of Japanese Holly. Stems are very short, 1 foot at most. Leaves are dark green on horizontal branches. Very compact plant. The plant is a true natural Bonsai. Also a good patio plant or house plant. Introduced by the National …