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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If you’re thinking of growing tomatoes, there are so many different coloured tomatoes you could grow other than the traditionally seen red tomatoes.  Tomato ‘Blue Fire’ produces eye catching fruit, that begin life as you’d expect – as greenish coloured tomatoes.  These tomatoes soon darken…

Tomato ‘Cherry Baby’ is a cherry tomato variety.  ‘Cherry Baby’ tomato plants produce bright red, round fruit, which are held in long trusses, ripening throughout the summer months and into early autumn. Tomato ‘Cherry Baby’ is an indeterminate or cordon tomato hybrid.  These tomato plants…

Tomato ‘Cocktail Crush’ is a new tomato variety, which produces clusters of salad tomatoes, borne in trusses, during the summer and early autumn.  This is an indeterminate or cordon tomato variety. ‘Cocktail Crush’ tomato plants can be grown successfully in a glasshouse, or outdoors, in…

Tomato ‘Consuelo’ is a new tomato hybrid.  This new tomato variety produces lovely shiny, red cherry tomatoes, which are borne in trusses and ripen through the summer and early autumn. ‘Consuelo’ is an indeterminate or cordon tomato hybrid, which can be grown in a glasshouse…

‘Crimson Crush’ tomato plants produce medium to large, round red tomatoes, which ripen from summer to early autumn.  This tomato variety can be planted in the ground or grown in containers.  Tomato ‘Crimson Crush’ plants can be grown either inside a polytunnel or glasshouse, or…

‘Golden Sunrise’ is a tomato cultivar that produces medium-sized, golden yellow salad (these are larger than cherry tomatoes, but smaller than beefsteaks) tomatoes.  This variety is best grown as a cordon (intermediate) tomato, where the plant’s sideshoots are removed and the plant is strengthened by…

Tomato ‘Green Envy’ is an unusual tomato hybrid; ‘Green Envy’ plants produce plum shaped cherry tomatoes, which are dark green in colour, ripening to a fresh, slightly lighter green colour.  The appearance and taste of these tomatoes will brighten up salads, salsas, and any other…

Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ is a new cherry tomato variety, produced by Burpee Seeds, which was first launched in 2018.  ‘Honeycomb’ tomato plants produce long trusses of small, orange coloured, cherry tomatoes.  This tomato variety can be grown in a glasshouse or outdoors, during the summer months,…

Tomato ‘Nagina’ is a Roma or plum tomato variety – this tomato is also sold as ‘Crimson Plum’.  Whether you grow tomato seed purchased as ‘Nagina’ or tomato seed purchased as ‘Crimson Plum’ you’ll be growing the same very productive tomato.  ‘Nagina’ produces an abundance…

Tomato ‘Oh Happy Day’ is a new tomato variety, it was launched on the Pennard Plants stand, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.  ‘Oh Happy Day’ plants produce large, round, red salad tomatoes, which are ideal for slicing in sandwiches or salads, but these…

‘Orange Banana’ is a plum tomato that produces orange coloured, plum tomatoes with a pointed tip.  This is a sweet tasting, full flavoured plum tomato.  Fruits can be eaten fresh from the plant, juiced, canned, dried, or used in a wide range of cooked dishes,…

Tomato ‘Orange Wellington’ is a rather lovely, orange beefsteak tomato variety.  The large, yellow-orange fruit are very beautiful – they taste great too!  A slice of an ‘Orange Wellington’ tomato fills a sandwich; this is a juicy tomato, with a soft, melt in the mouth…

Tomato ‘Patio Plum’ is a a very dwarf tomato hybrid, making this variety an ideal choice of tomato cultivar for a window box or a container.  ‘Patio Plum’ tomato plants remain short in stature, they produce small, red plum tomatoes, which are the size of…

Tomato ‘Purple Ukraine’ is a tomato plant that produces large sized plum tomatoes that ripen to a chocolate-burgundy colour.  These tomatoes can be eaten fresh in sandwiches or salads, or cooked to produce tomato sauces, ketchup, soup, salsa, and more. In the UK, ‘Purple Ukraine’…

Tomato ‘Shimmer’ is a rather wonderful tomato hybrid; these plants produce small plum tomatoes, which are a little larger than most cherry tomatoes.  ‘Shimmer’ tomatoes are very attractive, the ripening fruit feature red, orange, green, and gold stripes, they taste delicious too! Tomato ‘Shimmer’ is…

Tomato ‘Summer Frolic’ is a salad tomato variety.  ‘Summer Frolic’ tomato plants produce large, round, red tomatoes.  The harvested tomatoes are very versatile, they can be used as a slicing tomato in sandwiches or salads, or the tomatoes can be used in cooking. ‘Summer Frolic’…

‘Sungold’ is an F1 Tomato hybrid that was bred and developed by the Tokita Seed Company, in Japan.  Released in the early 1990s, ‘Sungold’ is a deservedly popular and much loved tomato.  This is the favourite tomato cultivar of gardeners who live in many different…

Tomato ‘Super Mama’ is a Roma or plum tomato variety.  ‘Super Mama’ tomato plants produce large, red plum tomatoes, these plum tomatoes are ideally suited for cooking in a variety of dishes, including risottos, soups, and sauces. ‘Super Mama’ tomato plants can be grown inside…

Tomato ‘Veranda Red’ is a dwarf tomato variety, that’s perfectly suited to growing in containers.  This is a really small tomato variety; it’s a tomato you could grow in small planters and hanging baskets. Miniature tomato varieties of this size tend to produce fruits that…

Tomato ‘White Cherry’ is a tomato cultivar that produces medium sized, cream coloured tomatoes.  When Tomato ‘White Cherry’ plants are exposed to a higher intensity of sunlight they will produce fruit that are a little more yellow in colour – with fruits that eventually ripen…

Tomato ‘Y Ddraig Goch’ is a new tomato, which was bred especially for prize winning, vegetable grower, Medwyn Williams.  Medwyn Williams launched Tomato ‘Y Ddraig Goch’ on his Gold Medal winning vegetable exhibit, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. This new tomato has been…

Tomatoes, also known by their botanical name of Solanum lycopersium, are an easy to grow, delicious crop.  Tomatoes are a member of the Solanaceae family, they are related to potatoes and deadly nightshade. Tomato plants are tender – frost kills these plants.  In the UK,…

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Violet Hill’ is a tender herbaceous perennial that’s a popular houseplant.  This plant is really quite striking, with its maroon and silver grey coloured leaves. This is a super choice of plant to grow in an indoor hanging basket.  It’s also a great…

Trichoglottis pusilla is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Java, Sumatra, and Indonesia, where this orchid can be found growing near the tops of trees, in forested areas. Trichoglottis pusilla produces fragrant, large white flowers, which are marked with bright, clear red stripes,…

Trollius x cultorum ‘Cheddar’ is a hardy perennial plant that really stands out in the garden, due to its large buttercup-like flowers, which are coloured in the softest shade of warm, almost glowing, buttery cream.  This pretty flower is related to the buttercup.  The similarities…

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