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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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 Alternanthera sp.
Family: Amaranthaceae
Bloodleaf
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial. They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating.

The flowers of this plant are very insignificant, bearing small bracts on a single stalk. These are best cut off, to allow the plant to concentrate on its foliage. An attractive border plant or groundcover. About 10cm high, 1m spread.

Although Alternanthera can usually only be found during the warmer months in nurseries, it can be grown all year round. Grows best in full sun and in good soil this plant will respond handsomely. Fertilizing should be done with a water soluble variety so as not to burn the foliage. Can be clipped occassionally to form a neat low edging.

Propagation can be done by dividing larger plants during the cooler months of the year.

Species and varieties:

Alternanthera dentata Ruby

Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera hassleriana

Alternanthera reinecki -aquarium plant

Alternanthera sessilis -aquarium plant

Alternanthera Snow Ball


 Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera reinecki 'Splendida'

Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sessilis
Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Anethum graveolens, Dill

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Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Dill
Origin: Eastern Europe
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical 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.Spice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dill is a short-lived perennial herb. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum, though classified by some botanists in a related genus as Peucedanum graveolens. The name dill comes from Old English dile, thought to have originated from a Norse or Anglo-Saxon word dylle meaning to soothe or lull, the plant having the carminative property of relieving gas. In Sanskrit, this herb is termed as Shatapushpa. In Semitic languages it is known by the name of Shubit. The Talmud requires that tithes shall be paid on the seeds, leaves, and stem of dill. The Bible states that the Pharisees were in the habit of paying dill as tithe. Jesus rebuked them for tithing dill but omitting justice, mercy and faithfulness. To the Greeks the presence of dill was an indication of prosperity. In the 8th century, Charlemagne used it at banquets to relieve hiccups and in the Middle Ages it was used in a love potion and was believed to keep witches away.

Fresh and dried dill leaves (sometimes called "dill weed" to distinguish it from dill seed) are used as herbs.

Like caraway, its fernlike leaves are aromatic, and are used to flavor many foods, such as gravlax (cured salmon), borscht and other soups, and pickles (where sometimes the dill flower is used). Dill is said to be best when used fresh, as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried; however, freeze-dried dill leaves preserve their flavor relatively well for a few months.

Dill seed is used as a spice, with a flavor somewhat similar to caraway, but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed. Dill seeds were traditionally used to soothe the stomach after meals. And, dill oil can be extracted from the leaves, stems and seeds of the plant.

Used in: Teas; seasoning for butter, cakes, bread, vinegars, soups, fish, pickles, salads, etc.; flowers in crafts.

Successful cultivation requires warm to hot summers with high sunshine levels; even partial shade will reduce the yield substantially. It also prefers rich, well drained soil. The seeds are viable for 310 years.


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Dill. Popular herb - aromatic, used to flavor many foods, such as gravlax (cured salmon), borscht and other soups, and pickles (where sometimes the dill flower is used). Dill is said to be best when used fresh. Dill seed is used as a spice, with a flavor somewhat similar to caraway. Dill seeds were traditionally used to soothe the stomach after meals. And, dill oil can be extracted from the leaves, stems and seeds of the plant. Used in: Teas; seasoning for butter, cakes, bread, vinegars, soups, fish, pickles, salads, etc.; flowers in crafts.
Successful cultivation requires warm to hot summers with high sun levels; even partial shade will reduce the yield substantially. It also prefers rich, well drained soil. The seeds are viable for 3-10 years.
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Angelica keiskei, Ashitaba, Tomorrows Leaf, Koidzumi

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Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Ashitaba, Tomorrows Leaf, Koidzumi
Origin: Japan
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical 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.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Angelica keiskei, commonly known under the Japanese name of Ashitaba (literally Tomorrows Leaf), is a not frost tender perennial plant from the angelica genus with an average growth height of 2-3 ft. It is endemic to Hachijō-jima.

The plants additional cultivar epithet koidzumi refers to botanist Genichi Koizumi, while its Japanese nomenclature stems from the above-average regenerative capabilities it exhibits after injury. Harvesting a leaf at the break of day often results in a new sprout growing overnight, being visible the following morning.

Traditionally it is seen as a major contributor to the supposedly healthier, extended lives of the local residents, something that may be based on its substantial levels of vitamin B12 and on the chalconoids that are unique to this species of angelica.

These days the main use of their stipes, leaves, and taproots is in regional cuisine, where they are prepared as soba, tempura, tea, ice cream, etc.


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Anthurium crenatum, Scalloped Laceleaf

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Family: Araceae
Scalloped Laceleaf
Origin: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliage

A wonderful addition to tropical plant collection, Anthurium crenatum is endemic the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. It is somewhat similar to Anthurium hookeri. Described as a "typical plant of the Antillean humid forests", this species is occurs primarily in moist forest, growing on trees and rocks. It is usually found growing in clusters.


 Anthurium crenatum, Scalloped Laceleaf

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Anthurium Crenatum - Scalloped Laceleaf

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A wonderful addition to tropical plant collection, Anthurium crenatum is endemic the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. It is somewhat similar to Anthurium hookeri. Described as a "typical plant of the Antillean humid forests", this species is occurs primarily in moist forest, growing on trees and rocks. It is usually found growing in clusters.
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Anthurium crystallinum, Crystal anthurium, Tail Flower

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Family: Araceae
Crystal anthurium, Tail Flower
Origin: Panama to Peru
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

This anthurium has dramatic white or light green veins contrasting with dark green foliage. Flower spathes are light green with a reddish tinge. Likes partial shade or light shade. In winter, temperatures of not less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit are preferred. Likes a warm and humid atmosphere, so misting is beneficial. Reduce watering in the winter.


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Anthurium forgetii x crystallinum


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Anthurium forgetii x crystallinum

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This collectible Anthurium hybrid, is a sight to be seen! The exquisite iridescent round leaf with silver veining, makes this velvety round leaf hybrid one of the most remarkable Anthurims we grow. This Anthurim is an essential for any Aroid plant collector.
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