Though it’s certainly the most famous one, Helleborus niger isn’t the only white hellebore in the world. There are indeed a good twenty species within the Helleborus genus, each of which is again subdivided into many varieties. Of these, there are quite a few hellebore with white flowers.
Tufted hairgrass does just that – it brings on images of long-haired fairies waving their tufts in the wind! Deschampsia cespitosa grows easily, too. Deschampsia cespitosa key facts Botanical name – Deschampsia cespitosa Common name – tufted hairgrass Family – Poaceae Type – landscaping grasses
Helianthus is the scientific name of what is commonly called sunflower. It is a plant that grows either as a perennial or an annual and it blooms very beautifully. Helianthus facts listed out Name – Helianthus Family – Asteraceae Type – perennial or annual Height – 1½ to 10 feet (0.5 to 3 meters) depending on the species Exposure – full sun Soil – rich enough Flowering – July […]
Typically, when one thinks of wild hellebore, what comes to mind is the rare Helleborus foetidus. But there are other varieties that also exist in the wild, such as Helleborus argutifolius, a species that’s endemic in Corsica, Helleborus viridis, a cousin of the stinking hellebore that’s even more rare, and also Helleborus niger, which you […]
Smart Smartweed facts Name – Persicaria affinis Family – Polygonaceae Type – flower, perennial Height – 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary, humus-rich Flowering – June to October Foliage – evergreen Planting smartweed One usually plants smartweed from fall to spring while avoiding periods of deep cold. Propagate through crown […]
Truly unexpected as a garden plant, ornamental tobacco used to be outlawed. Today, local governments recognize that this ornamental plant doesn’t pose any health risks. Ornamental tobacco, a short facts list Name – Nicotiana Family – Solanaceae or nightshade family Type – perennial Height – 20 to 60 inches (50 to 150 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun, shade Soil – […]