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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii

Tung Oil Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are small and attractive with 5 white petals with streaks of red or purple in the throat, several inches across when open. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk.



Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Wigandia urens, Caracus Wigandia

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Wigandia urens

Caracus Wigandia
Family: Boraginaceae   (Formerly:Hydrophyllaceae)
Subfamily: Hydrophylloideae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersIrritating

Wigandia urens is a deciduous shrub or small tree to 4m. It has large ovate leaves to 30cm long. The flowers are deep purple with a white throat and are produced in terminal sprays in spring. The whole plant is covered with rusty-brown, irritant hairs.





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Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica

Arum Lily, Calla Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritating

Zantedeschia aethiopica is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant, evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate, deciduous where there is a dry season.

Commonly called calla lilies, these are not true lilies, but are arum (Jack-in-the-pulpit) family members. They are stemless plants whose flowers and leaves rise directly from rhizomes. They typically grow in clumps to 24-36" tall and feature large arrowhead-shaped (sagittate) leaves and extremely showy flowers consisting of a yellow finger-like spadix surrounded by a bright white spathe borne atop a leafless stalk. Commercially grown as a very popular cut flower.

Winter hardy to USDA Zone 8, and may survive some Zone 7 winters with protection. Best in moist soils with full sun to part shade. Lift rhizomes in fall and store in a damp medium such as peat or immediately replant in containers to overwinter as a houseplant. Calla lilies may be planted in mud at the edge of ponds or water gardens.

May also be grown year-round in containers that must be brought indoors in winter before first frost. Overwintering containers placed near a window with bright indirect light can make attractive houseplants.



Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica White Giant
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica - seeds

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Calla Lily is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant...  more
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Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily

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Zephyranthes pulchella

Zephyranthes sp.

Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae   (Formerly:Alliaceae / Liliaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: USA, Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical 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

Various members of the genus may bloom spring only or repeat and continue into autumn, often a few days after rainstorms thus one of the common names, Rain Lily. Most are spring or summer flowering.

Cultivation from seed is easy in this group. Seeds are papery and can be floated but they sprout very easily sown under just a thin covering of sowing medium. Sow the seeds in a well-drained mix and keep in a warm place. The seedlings will grow well in warm weather and respond well to fertilizer. As with any papery seeded amaryllids, these have a relatively short viability period.

Zephyranthes pulchella - Showy Zephyrlily - is found in the coastal prairies and wet roadsides of eastern Texas and Gulf Coast Louisiana. The leaves grow through the winter and spring and die off in summer; flowering occurs in autumn. Leaves are linear and sedge-like and flowers are golden yellow. Pulchella means "pretty". These spectacular rain lilies growing in the highway medians near Refugio, Texas, on the east coast of that state. The glossy green leaves serve as a nice foil to the bright yellow flowers that are held just atop the foliage. The vigorously multiplying clumps flower for us from late summer into fall.

Zephyranthes flowers are very similar to Habranthus flowers and both are called rain lilies. Habranthus flowers point upward BUT at an angle and have unequal stamens, and Zephyranthes flowers point straight up and have equal stamens. Zephyranthes flowers tend to be star shaped and Habranthus have somewhat irregular flowers. Additionally, the seeds of Habranthus are slightly winged (and thicker).

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Zephyranthes pulchella - Magic Lily

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Showy Zephyrlily, Fairy Lily, Rain Lily... These spectacular...  more

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