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Iris germanica

Scientific name: Iris germanica Synonym: Iris mesopotamica, Iris ‘Florentina’ blue Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: “bearded iris” “common German flag” “common iris” “orris root” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil:Alkaline, sandy loam, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Well drained, dry, needs to dry out in the summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3′ W 1-2′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iris germanica

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Cercis canadensis

Scientific name: Cercis canadensis Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Eastern red bud” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 20-30′ W 25-35′ Leaf and Stem shape: Heart-shaped leaves after flowers Flower: Clusters of small, pea-like, pink flowers on bare branches in… Continue reading Cercis canadensis

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Iochroma cyanea

Scientific name: Iochroma cyanea Synonym: I. cyaneum, I. tubulosa, I. tubulosum Family: SOLANACEAE Common names: “Ornamental eggplant” “Iochroma” “Violet churur” Plant Type: Tropical shrub Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun – dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from scorching sun Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size:  H 4-12′ W 3-5′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iochroma cyanea

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Leonotis leonurus

Scientific name: Leonotis leonurus Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lion’s tale” “wild dagga” “lion’s ear” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, tropical broadleaf evergreen shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 8-11 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average fertility, not fussy Moisture: Well drained – evenly moist Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W… Continue reading Leonotis leonurus

Annual · Attracts Hummingbirds! · Perennial · Shrub

Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Flowering maple” “Abutilon” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers… Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs

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Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: “Royal grevillea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and… Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Edible · Shrub · Vancouver Island Native

Rubus spectabilis

Scientific name: Rubus spectabilis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Salmonberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Partial shade – full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Moist – wet well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W, fast growing Leaf and Stem shape: Prickly branches bearing spiny palmate leaves composed of mid-green… Continue reading Rubus spectabilis