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Asparagus juniperoides, Asparagus

Asparagus juniperoides

Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditions

Asparagus juniperoides, Asparagus


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Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel

Asphodeline lutea

King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel
Family: Asphodelaceae   (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel
Asphodeline lutea, King's Spear, Yellow Asphodel


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Astrophytum sp. , Star Cactus
Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum

Astrophytum sp.

Star Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

Plants of the genus Astrophytum are among the ones that I like the best.





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Banksia nivea, Dryandra nivea, Honeypot Dryandra

Banksia nivea, Dryandra nivea

Honeypot Dryandra
Family: Proteaceae
Origin: Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A prostrate shrub with a creeping, suckering habit with a height of not much more than 30 cm making it an ideal native ground cover.

Dark green divided leaves with a triangular or sickle shape segments. Its main flowering time is during spring with flower colours including cream, yellow, orange, pink, red and brown. Drought and frost resistant once established.

Dryandra was considered a separate genus until early 2007, when it was merged into Banksia.




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Bauhinia grandidieri, Dwarf Orchid Tree, Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree

Bauhinia grandidieri

Dwarf Orchid Tree, Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Caribbean islands
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Very rare dwarf bauhinia, great for bonsai. It may be as well trained along an espalier, for an interesting effect. Grows 2-4 ft tall and 10 ft wide. Very tiny leaves and blueish-purple orchid-like flowers. Use it in a sunny, well-drained spot in alkaline soil, and it should always look nice.

See article about bauhinias.





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Bauhinia grandidieri - Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree

Bauhinia grandidieri, Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree - a very rare exotic shrub, great for bonsai. Lavender to bluish small flowers and tiny leaves. The plant is very slow growing and naturally looks like a miniature tree. This is a collectible item, plants are very hard to find.

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