Plants

From this page, you can find information about many of the plants that feature in the articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on each plant page to find more information about a specific plant, alongside links to every article I have written for PumpkinBeth.com where I have mentioned that particular plant.

You’ll find specific groups of plants on the following pages that I’ve highlighted for you below.  Alternatively if you prefer, you can scroll down through the full index below to see all of the plants I have listed on PumpkinBeth.com.  Click on an individual plant page to find information about that particular plant, along with links to every article where that particular plant is mentioned on PumpkinBeth.com

If you’re interested, you can also find plants listed by their country of origin, or you can scroll through the complete index of all of the plants listed on PumpkinBeth.com by scrolling through this list below:

 

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Aerangis verdickii is a miniature epiphytic or lithophytic orchid species, which grows both low down on rocks and high up in the branches of woodland trees, in dry forests and mountainous areas.  In its native environment, this orchid species can be found growing near the…

Aerangis x primulina is a natural hybrid between Aerangis citrata and Aerangis hyaloides.  This is a very handsome miniature orchid.  Plants produce beautiful, arching flowering stems, which I estimate, hold opposite rows of anywhere between five and thirty, (possibly more) stunning, small, snowy white coloured…

Aeranthes arachnites is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Island of Reunion.  I have found that Aeranthes arachnites enjoys fairly bright, filtered, indirect light, warm temperatures, good air circulation, and high humidity.  Aeranthes arachnites produces delicately fragrant flowers, which…

Aesculus pavia is a large, naturally rounded, curvaceous shrub that eventually grows to anywhere between 3.5m (12ft) to 5.2m (17ft) tall, and around 2.5m (8ft) to 4m (13ft) wide – depending of course on your soil and your plant’s growing conditions.  In this shrub’s native…

Agastache ‘Blackadder’ is a short lived, herbaceous perennial plant that produces aromatic leaves, which are beautifully complemented by spires of handsome blue coloured, edible flowers, during the summer months.  This is a super plant to grow for bees, butterflies, and hoverflies.  Agastache ‘Blackadder’ flowers provide…

Agastache rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’ is a hardy herbaceous perennial plant that produces lime green leaves, which are perfectly complimented by spikes of purple flowers.  This is an aromatic plant, with scented leaves and fragrant flowers.  The mauve coloured flowers that this Agastache produces during the…

Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ is a lovely, easy-to-grow houseplant, with long, slender leaves.  Each leaf is coloured with a soft green variegation, which is complimented by a darker green coloured trim that encircles the leaf and forms irregular splashes over the leaf. This is another plant that…

Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is a fascinating plant, with intriguing dark green coloured, corkscrew shaped leaves.  This is an amazing plant; its leaves form perfect corkscrew curls: it’s utterly mesmerising!  Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ produces fragrant yellow and cream coloured flowers, which are borne on…

Allium is a large genus of flowering plants, it features hundreds of Allium species and many hybrids.  Onions, chives, garlic, and leeks are all part of the Allium family, as are many other plants, which are grown for their decorative flowers and seed heads. Most…

Alocasia × amazonica ‘Polly’ is a striking looking plant that absolutely commands attention!  This tender plant produces dramatic dark bottle-green coloured, heart shaped leaves that are highlighted with a silvery veining that contrasts quite spectacularly with the deep racing green colour of the leaf.  Alocasia…

Aloe vera is a really interesting, evergreen, tender succulent.  This is a plant species that has many uses, Aloe vera is an attractive, rosette forming, decorative, tender succulent, which is a popular houseplant, and it’s also a useful plant for a medical garden, in tropical climates.  There are…

Amesiella minor is miniature, epiphytic orchid species.  Amesiella minor can be found growing in forests, in the mountain regions of the Philippines.  This is a slow growing orchid species, which favours a humid environment. Amesiella minor is a relatively recently discovered miniature orchid, consequently this…

Amesiella monticola is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines.  Amesiella monticola tolerates a range of temperature conditions, from cool to warm; this miniature orchid favours very humid growing conditions. Amesiella monticola produces beautiful, white flowers,…

Amesiella philippinensis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which produces between one and five, very large magnificent white flowers.  Amesiella philippinensis’s blooms are borne on racemes from late autumn until early spring each year. Amesiella philippinensis is endemic to the Philippines, where this miniature orchid species…

Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ = ‘Macane001’ (PBR) was the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2011 Competition.  This hybrid Anemone was raised in Scotland, by plant specialist Elizabeth MacGregor. Anemone ‘Wild Swan’ is a cross between earlier and later flowering…

Anemone x hybrida ‘Pretty Lady Emily’ (Pretty Lady Series) is a hybrid Japanese anemone cultivar, from the Pretty Lady Series.  This is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant, with a naturally compact form that was bred by Mr Yoshihiro Kanazawa, in Japan.  Anemone x hybrida ‘Pretty…

Anemone × hybrida ‘Montrose’ is a late summer and early autumn flowering herbaceous perennial, with attractive semi double, shell pink coloured flowers that almost seem to radiate the glory of the golden September and October sunshine.  Anemone × hybrida ‘Montrose’ produces open centred blooms, that…

Angelica archangelica is a simply divine garden plant!  I love the zingy green colour tone of this biennial’s flowers and seeds, their fresh colouring and the plant’s tall, architectural, and statuesque appearance is of great value in the garden. Angelica archangelica favours moist, well drained…

Angraecum aloifolium is an epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  This is a small sized orchid species, which produces the most beautiful leaves – they are thick and pitted, and coloured with a jewel like, intense green.  Angraecum aloifolium can be found growing…

Angraecum arachnites is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing in humid, evergreen forests. This orchid species produces really striking flowers, they’re quite large in size and are white in colour.  The blooms look rather like…

Angraecum bancoense is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing on trees, in very humid areas, in various parts of Africa.  This pretty miniature orchid species is often found growing upon deciduous trees, near ponds or waterfalls, or in rainforest areas, but…

Angraecum breve is a mini miniature Angraecum species that is endemic to Madagascar.  This tiny, epiphytic orchid hails from the Tsaratanana massif – a mountainous region, in Northern Madagascar.  Angraecum breve is a wild plant, from a wonderful area of the planet, which has been…

Angraecum compactum is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing in a variety of habitats, including humid forests. Angraecum compactum produces large, white flowers, with long curved nectaries, this Angraecum’s flowers are fragrant in the…

Angraecum cucullatum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the island of Reunion and Mauritius, where plants grow upon trees, in forested areas of the country. Cultivated Angraecum cucullatum plants need to be grown under filtered, diffused light.  This orchid species flourishes in…

Angraecum cultriforme is an epiphytic orchid species from Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.  These small sized orchids grow in evergreen forests and thickets, they’re often found growing near rivers.  Angraecum cultriforme plants grow as an epiphytes; these orchids tend to grow near…

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