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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Angraecum sacciferum is a miniature sized orchid species that can be found growing in the wild, over a widespread area.  This orchid species is a wild plant from many locations, including: Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sao Tome, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire,…

Angraecum stella-africae is an epiphytic orchid species from the forests of Malawi, Limpopo, and Southern Africa.  This miniature orchid produces a short-lived white flower that’s absolutely massive in comparison with the diminutive size of the plant.  Each bloom carries an exceptionally long spur that starts…

Angraecum viguieri is a small to medium sized orchid species that is endemic to Madagascar.  This orchid species is another epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant.  Angraecum viguieri is not a parasitic plant; this orchid species takes no sustenance or nutrients from…

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana is an evergreen, mat forming, perennial plant, with finely cut silvery green leaves.  In May, June, and July, Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana produces pretty daisy flowers that grow to around 30cm (2ft) tall. Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana is a really useful drought…

You can’t miss Anthemis tinctoria when it’s in flower, as these glowing, sunny yellow daisies really stand out across the garden.  Anthemis tinctoria is commonly known as Dyer’s Chamomile, as the flowers and stems of this plant can be used to dye fabrics and other…

Anthriscus sylvestris is a biennial or short lived herbaceous perennial plant, which is more commonly known as cow parsley – in the UK, at least anyway – where Anthriscus sylvestris grows as a wildflower, along roadsides, hedgerows, in grasslands and meadows. Flowering in late spring,…

Anthurium ‘Mini Jungle’ is an evergreen perennial.  This hybrid Anthurium is a tender plant that can be grown outdoors in a warm climate, or indoors in the cooler regions of the world, where Anthurium ‘Mini Jungle’ makes a fantastic houseplant or a good choice for a…

Aquilegia ‘Hensol Harebell’ is an elegant herbaceous perennial that produces charming, pendant blue-purple flowers, that are held on slim, but sturdy stems.  This Aquilegia flowers during May and June (late spring and early summer), in the UK.  Aquilegia ‘Hensol Harebell’ flowers are a magnet for…

Arctium lappa can be found growing wild across Europe, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean, as well as other locations around the world.  In the UK, Arctium lappa is more commonly known as Greater Burdock, but I’m sure that this plant has a range of common names,…

This Arnemia fern species makes an attractive, finely feathered fern, which requires high humidity and warm temperatures to grow well.  I have found that Arnemia will not tolerate the compost around the plant’s roots drying out, so if you’re growing this plant ensure that you…

Asparagus, also known by its botanical name of Asparagus officinalis, is a delectable vegetable, which is made even more appetising when you eat the spears the same day they are harvested.  The sooner you eat asparagus spears, the sweeter they taste.  Freshly harvested asparagus spears…

The Asparagus Pea (also known by the botanical name Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) is a small, decorative plant with a naturally low growing habit.  When I first heard of the Asparagus Pea, I was so excited by the very idea of this plant.  I can remember reading…

Asparagus setaceus is such a delicate and attractive looking plant; I love its ferny foliage!  Asparagus setaceus is often referred to as the Asparagus fern – it’s not actually a true fern, it’s a plant that resembles a fern.  This tuberous perennial is so pretty,…

Aspidistra elatior is a herbaceous perennial from China, Japan, and Taiwan.  This species produces large lance shaped leaves in a dark bottle green colour with a lovely glossy finish.  If you fancy something a bit different, look out for variegated, spotted, or striped leaf forms,…

Asplenium ‘Parvati’ is an evergreen fern with very pretty lacy fronds.  A hybrid fern from Australia, Asplenium ‘Parvati’ is also known by its botanical name, Asplenium dimorphum x difforme (x Parvati).  This fern’s common name is the ‘Mother Fern’, as it produces new baby ferns…

Asplenium antiquum ‘Osaka’ is a gorgeous, tender fern that produces these absolutely fabulous undulating evergreen fronds.  This tender fern makes a superb houseplant!  Asplenium antiquum ‘Osaka’ has an architectural elegance, which compliments a wide variety of home decor styles.  I love these ferns; they’re so…

Asplenium bulbiferum is a very beautiful subtropical fern from New Zealand.  I adore the light and airy, carrot top like fronds that Asplenium bulbiferum produces; overall it has a very graceful appearance. This fern grows as an epiphyte – the ferns grow upon other plants,…

I adore Asplenium fissum!  I’ve been growing these gorgeous ferns for about seven years now.  I really appreciate Asplenium fissum’s miniature size and endearing character and habit; I’m always finding myself admiring this fern’s decorative appearance and elegance.  Perfectly sized for terrariums, Asplenium fissum is…

Asplenium nidus is a gorgeous fern from Australia, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Christmas Island, and the Philippines.  In the wild, Asplenium nidus often grows as an epiphytic fern, making its home on the branches and trunks of trees in rainforests.  Epiphytic plants are different…

Asplenium nidus ‘Campio’ is a gorgeous fern that produces wide, feather-shaped fronds in a delightful shade of fresh green.  I’ve got two of these ferns, both have a rather bushy and upright habit, which I really like; their vertical poise is also useful as it…

Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy Wave’ (PBR) is a very versatile and attractive fern, which produces delightfully ruffled, fresh-green coloured fronds.  This is a great choice of fern to grow as a house plant or to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden.  Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy…

Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group are hardy evergreen ferns, with a naturally bushy form.  Every Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum Group frond splits and divides, which gives this fern a very unusual, frilled appearance.  Older ferns are naturally more ruffled than younger specimens. As well as being frilly,…

I bought this young Asplenium from a garden centre.  The fern was in an area dedicated to terrarium plants with the pot simply labelled as ‘fern mix’.  I am uncertain what species or cultivar this fern is – I just know it’s an Asplenium. As…

Asplenium x ebenoides is an attractive, evergreen fern, which has an upright growth habit.  Asplenium x ebenoides is commonly referred to as the Dragon’s Tail Fern, as the tip of each frond resembles that of a mythical dragon.  This naturally occurring fern hybrid hails from Alabama, and other…

Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ is a hardy perennial plant that blooms in the summertime, producing stunning ruby coloured, round, pincushion type flowers, so typical of Astrantia.  The flowers are popular with bees, butterflies, hoverflies, and other pollinating insects.  Prompt deadheading of the spent Astrantia blooms…

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