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Musa hybrid ( ABB group ), Cooking banana, Rulo

Musa hybrid ( ABB group )

Cooking banana, Rulo
Family: Musaceae
Origin: Dominican Republic
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersEdible

The main group of edible bananas are derived from Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. All derived from Musa acuminata designated by the letter "A". When Musa balbisiana is involved the letter "B" is used to denote its genome.

In the edible bananas genome combinations such as AA, BB, ABB, BBB and even AAAB can be found.

Rulo is very like a Platano (Musa paradisiaca, Musa cavendishii), but the fruit is wider in size, softer and paler in its meat, and the peel is substantially softer in its green color, going to a graygreen at its fuller expression. When ripe it gets yellowish and the meat gets softer as to be possible to eat without cooking, but like Platano it is not recommended, because its tannin contents are heavy and it never sweetens as the Banana which is the one that can be eaten without cooking.





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Napoleonaea imperialis, Napoleons Hat, Napoleana, Napoleona, Butterscotch Flower

Napoleonaea imperialis

Napoleons Hat, Napoleana, Napoleona, Butterscotch Flower
Family: Lecythidaceae
Origin: Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous 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.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Napoleona is an interesting group of trees and shrubs found

in the understorey of tropical rainforests. Esteemed for the exquisite, vividly colored, saucer shaped flowers that grow from leaf axils, or directly from trunk and stem. They are mostly grown as greenhouse specimens by collectors, but can be used as landscaping ornamentals where conditions are suited. Growing conditions are stated to be similar to the related Barringtonia spp.

The fruits sugary pulp is used as desserts, the roots for medicinal purposes and the twigs as traditional chewsticks. The reniform, reddish seeds of this species constitute a false kola, which has a taste closely resembling that of true kola.

The flowers are fragrant and smell like Butterscotch!

See Article about this tree:

Napoleana - Napoleon's Hat: endangered species from outgone era of the Napoleon War.





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Napoleonaea imperialis - Napoleons Hat

Napoleons Hat, Napoleona, Napoleana. Esteemed for the exquisite, vividly colored, saucer shaped flowers that grow from leaf axils, or directly from trunk and stem. They are mostly grown as greenhouse specimens by collectors, but can be used as landscaping ornamentals where conditions are suited. The reniform, reddish seeds of this species constitute a false kola, which has a taste closely resembling that of true kola. The flowers are fragrant and smell like Butterscotch!
See Article about this tree: Napoleana - Napoleon's Hat: endangered species from outgone era of the Napoleon War.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
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In stock
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Napoleonaea vogelii, Napoleons Hat

Napoleonaea vogelii

Napoleons Hat
Family: Lecythidaceae
Origin: Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical 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.

Napoleona is an interesting group of trees and shrubs found in the understorey of tropical rainforests. Esteemed for the exquisite, vividly colored, saucer shaped flowers that grow from leaf axils, or directly from trunk and stem. They are mostly grown as greenhouse specimens by collectors, but can be used as landscaping ornamentals where conditions are suited.



Napoleonaea vogelii, Napoleons Hat


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Nectaroscordum siculum, Allium siculum,, Ornamental Onion, Mediterranean Bells

Nectaroscordum siculum, Allium siculum,

Ornamental Onion, Mediterranean Bells
Family: Amaryllidaceae    (Formerly:Alliaceae / Liliaceae /Amaryllidaceae )
Subfamily: Allioideae
Origin: South Europe
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A very fine species with large, nodding umbels of white or cream flowers, flushed pink or purplish red, and tinted green at the base. It grows easily in well-drained soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9





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Nemesia sp., Nemesia
Nemesia fruticans

Nemesia sp.

Nemesia
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Nemesia is a genus of annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs which are native to sandy coasts or disturbed ground in South Africa. Numerous hybrids have been selected, and the annual cultivars are popular with gardeners as bedding plants. In temperate regions the annual cultivars are usually treated as half-hardy bedding plants, sown from seed in heat and planted out after all danger of frost has passed.





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