Plants

From this page, you can find information about many of the plants that feature in the articles I’ve written for pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on each plant group to discover more information about a specific group of plants.

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

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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 ‘Rosella’ (Solanum lycopersicum ‘Rosella’) is an intermediate (cordon) tomato that produces these stunning burnished mahogany coloured, cherry tomatoes.  Given sufficient warmth and light, ‘Rosella’ tomatoes are easily raised from seed.  ‘Rosella’ tomato plants will thrive grown inside a glasshouse, polytunnel, or conservatory. Once all…

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 lycopersicum, are wonderful plants, with a distinctive perfume that envelopes the garden’s air in summertime.  Tomatoes are a member of the Solanaceae family; they are related to potatoes and deadly nightshade and produce fruits in a…

Tradescantia (Continental Group) ‘White Giant’ is a hybrid Tradescantia cultivar with variegated leaves that are striped with attractive fresh-green and white colours.  Tradescantia ‘White Giant’ produces white flowers in summertime; the blooms are pretty short-lived. When I was a child, I passionately and intensely despised…

Tradescantia cerinthoides ‘Nanouk’ is a striking plant with variegated leaves that look as if they have been artistically painted in complementary shades of ivory, green, and pink.  Each Tradescantia cerinthoides ‘Nanouk’ plant’s variegation will vary according to the lighting and growing conditions the plant experiences.  A Tradescantia…

Tradescantia fluminensis can be found growing in the wild in the region that stretches from South Eastern and Southern Brazil through to North Argentina, where the plants grow primarily in the wet tropical biome.  Common names for Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Viridis’ include Spiderwort and Inch Plant,…

Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Pixie’ is a very pretty form of Tradescantia with attractive, small, oval-shaped leaves in shades of greyish-green that take on a strong purple tint when the plants are grown in bright, south-facing rooms.  This Tradescantia has an upright growing habit but will…

Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’ is an intriguing Tradescantia cultivar with olive-green coloured foliage that turns a deep purple colour in light and bright rooms.  I admire this plant’s foliage as it retains an underlying tone of olive-green beneath the purple, which looks beautiful.  This is a…

I am such a fan of Tradescantia sillamontana, I adore this Tradescantia’s woolly foliage!  If I was designing a house for a houseplant flower fairy, the blankets on the fairies’ beds would be made from cosy Tradescantia sillamontana leaves and where these thick leaves have a…

Tradescantia spathacea ‘Concolor’ is an upright-growing Tradescantia that forms compact plants made up of handsome rosettes of attractive green foliage.  The pointed leaves are large in size; the foliage is nice and smooth with a lovely sheen.  This plant’s white flowers are borne within green…

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Burgundy’ is a charming, naturally trailing, sprawling plant with silver and burgundy striped leaves.  Leaf colour will vary on individual plants according to the light levels and different growing conditions the plants experience.  Plants grown in areas that enjoy brighter sunlight, which are…

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Superba’ are attractive trailing plants with handsome purple and silver variegated foliage.  Each leaf displays wide bands of silver either side of a central purple stripe and every leaf is enhanced with a fine purple outline.  NB: The purple colouration is more subtle…

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Violet Hill’ is a tender herbaceous perennial that’s a popular houseplant.  With its maroon and silvery-grey coloured foliage, this plant is really quite striking and it’s easy to grow, too! This is a super choice of plant to grow in an indoor hanging…

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,…

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