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Aristolochia fimbriata, Fringed Aristolochia, Fringed Dutchman's Pipe

Aristolochia fimbriata

Fringed Aristolochia, Fringed Dutchman's Pipe
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Southern Brazil
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageDeciduous

Aristolochia fimbriata is an excellent hanging basket plant. Each rounded leaf is medium green, highlighted with dramatic silver veining.

Aristolochia fimbriata like to grow in a light and airy place, but not in direct sunlight. Water regularly during the growth period, once or twice a week. Water no more than once a week during winter. In winter, the stems retreat back to the base. It grows best in rich, well-drained soil.





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Aristolochia fimbriata - seeds

Fringed Dutchman's Pipe. Aristolochia fimbriata like to grow in a light and airy place, but not in direct sunlight. Water regularly during the growth period, once or twice a week. Water no more than once a week during winter. In winter, the stems retreat back to the base. It grows best in rich, well-drained soil.
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Aronia melanocarpa, Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa

Chokeberry
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: North America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Native to eastern North America and most commonly found in wet woods and swamps, Aronia is also naturalized in Europe.

Chokeberries are cultivated as ornamental plants and as food products. The sour berries can be eaten raw off the bush, but are more frequently processed. They can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, soft spreads, tea, salsa, chili starters, extracts, beer, ice cream, gummies and tinctures. The name "chokeberry" comes from the astringency of the fruits, which create a sensation making one's mouth pucker.

Cultivar Viking was selected in Europe for use in orchards but gardeners quickly discovered it's many attributes as a landscape plant. Masses of fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring a bit earlier than the species. Gorgeous red fall colors and extra large berries follow the glossy summer foliage. Persistent, purplish black berries are high in nutrients and can be used for pies and jellies or left on the shrub to provide food for birds and other wildlife. The berries can persist into spring feeding the first returning robins. Viking is self-fertile, so you need plant only one for a full crop of berries. It needs no pruning, is quite drought-tolerant once established in your garden, and as a native shrub, has proven remarkably resistant to pests and diseases. In other words, it is utterly trouble-free and very, low maintenance. USDA hardiness zone 3-9.

Aronia berries are harvested in September and October. Enjoy them in an array of foods as they are rich in vitamins. One of the true super fruits, they are high in antioxidants with huge health benefits. This fruit is used in Eastern Europe in holistic medicine for lowering blood pressure. Fruit should be consumed with caution as excessive amount can cause significant blood pressure drop.

See article: Cold hardy Aronia and its Superfruit: a Magic gift from the Native Americans





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Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry Viking

This plant is deciduous, no leaves in Fall-Winter.
A very cold hardy fruiting plant, Chokeberry is cultivated as ornamental and as food product. Enjoy them in an array of foods as they are rich in vitamins.
Cultivar Viking was selected in Europe for use in orchards but gardeners quickly discovered it’s many attributes as a landscape plant. Masses of fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring. Gorgeous red fall colors and extra large berries follow the glossy summer foliage. Persistent, purplish black berries are high in nutrients and can be used for pies and jellies. USDA hardiness zone 3-9.
One of the true super fruits, they are high in antioxidants with huge health benefits. This fruit is used in Eastern Europe in holistic medicine for lowering blood pressure. Fruit should be consumed with caution as excessive amount can cause significant blood pressure drop.
See article: Cold hardy Aronia and its Superfruit: a Magic gift from the Native Americans

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Asimina triloba, Pawpaw, American Custard Apple, West Virginia Banana, Indiana Banana

Asimina triloba

Pawpaw, American Custard Apple, West Virginia Banana, Indiana Banana
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: North America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Deciduous tree growing to about 30 feet, with large drooping leaves and curious flowers of disagreeable odor opening in the spring before the leaves. The fruit is 3"-5" long and is almost black when ripe, with a highly aromatic flavor. The fruit tastes like mix of papaya and banana and is often called an Indian banana. The name pawpaw comes from the Arawakan Indian name for the papaya. Grows as far north as New York and southern Ontario, out west as far as Nebraska and Texas, and south to Florida. The young plant is very sensitive to full sunlight and requires filtered sun for the first year or two. The use of tree shelters is an ideal solution to the problem, permitting the plant to receive a full day of filtered sunlight. Once established, pawpaws prefer full sun. The large dangling leaves dislike strong winds. Pawpaws do best in deep, fertile soil that is moist, but well-drained and slightly acid (pH 5-7).





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Atraphaxis sp., Atraphaxis
Atraphaxis pyrifolia

Atraphaxis sp.

Atraphaxis
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: Central Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Grassy plains in semi-desert or very dry soils. The plant is a source of a yellowish-white manna-like substance that is eaten as a food or used in making sweetmeats.



Atraphaxis sp., Atraphaxis
Atraphaxis seravschanica
Atraphaxis sp., Atraphaxis
Atraphaxis pyrifolia
Atraphaxis sp., Atraphaxis
Atraphaxis pyrifolia
Atraphaxis sp., Atraphaxis
Atraphaxis seravschanica


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Babiana sp., Babiana
Babiana mucronata

Babiana sp.

Babiana
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduous

All Babianas are deciduous, either winter or summer growing. Most are winter growing. Like most other winter growing (or Mediterranean climate) irids, they start their growth cycle in autumn when the first rains fall.

The flowers are long lasting and brightly coloured, and many are scented as a bonus.



Babiana sp., Babiana
Babiana ecklonii
Babiana sp., Babiana
Babiana vanzyliae


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