Desert Candle (Eremurus) – The Complete Guide

Desert candle (Eremurus)

The desert candle, also known as the foxtail lily, provides a decorative structure to the perennial bed with its majestic silhouette. As a solitaire with a unique long-distance effect, you can not escape the magic of an Eremurus. Planting the Desert Candle Properly Proper planting of all Eremurus species and varieties is based on prudent …

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Bugleweed (Ajuga) – The Complete Guide

Bugleweed (Ajuga)

Bugleweed demonstrates unbridled naturalness beyond the strict rules of formal garden design. Wherever it is necessary to green low-light areas or to cultivate a well-tended garden despite limited time, the busy perennial is at hand. Planting Bugleweed Properly Bugleweed (Ajuga), also known as ground pine, carpet bugle, or simply bugle, is a genus of herbaceous …

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Houseleek (Sempervivum) – The Complete Guide

Houseleek (Sempervivum)

As an extraordinary perennial, the indestructible houseleek (Sempervivum) thrives in places that other plants avoid. It retains its striking silhouette in bone-chilling cold, blistering heat, and desert-like drought. Planting Houseleek Properly For enchanting garden pictures to successfully take shape with the houseleek, plant the thick-leafed plant in a sunny location. If the soil condition does …

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Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium) – The Complete Guide

Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium)

Endowed with spiritual symbolism, the lush flowering Jacob’s ladder stands out from the great mass of summer flowering perennials. The path to the successful cultivation of Jacob’s ladder is less steep than a ladder, though. You will soon recognize the frugal undemanding nature of this charming flower. Planting Jacob’s ladder properly As a classic wild …

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Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla) – The Complete Guide

Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vernalis)

At the latest when its nodding bell flowers open in the spring sun, the pasque flower (Pulsatilla) can no longer deny its proximity to the anemone. The delicately hairy foliage and feathery fruiting stem further emphasize the picturesque effect of this pretty rock garden flower. Planting Pasque Flower Properly In late summer and fall, the …

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Heliotrope (Heliotropium Arborescens) – The Complete Guide

Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)

It spreads the floral magic of South America and wraps itself in a beguiling scent of vanilla, wine gum, cinnamon, or fruity fizz. The heliotrope is considered an insider tip for the summer balcony and fragrance garden, thanks to evergreen decorative leaves and lavish blooms. Planting Heliotrope Properly For ready-bought or windowsill-prepared heliotropes, planting time …

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Bergamot (Monarda) – The Complete Guide

Bergamot (Monarda)

With elegance and beguiling fragrance, bergamot (Monarda didyma) and wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) transform your summer garden into a sea of flowers. These secret queens of herbs, spices, teas, and aromatic plants hold court in your perennial bed without requiring any horticultural feats. The bergamot is also known as beebalm, horsemint, and mountain mint, depending …

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