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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Chilli pepper ‘Trinidad Perfume’ (Capsicum chinense) is ‘no heat’ or ‘heatless’ Habanero chilli pepper with a truly gentle flavour.  ‘Trinidad Perfume’ chilli peppers can be enjoyed raw or used in culinary dishes; these lovely chilli peppers have a mild flavour, rather like a sweet green…

Chilli Pepper Ponky Pepper Spicy Jane is a new chilli pepper that was introduced by Suttons Seeds, in 2019.  This dwarf chilli pepper has been especially bred for gardeners with limited space, as this chilli plant can be successfully grown in a hanging basket or…

Chilli Pepper ‘Dragon’s Breath’ is a new chilli pepper which was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.  Chilli ‘Dragon’s Breath’ has been registered with the Guinness World Records, as at the time it was launched it was claimed to be the hottest chilli…

Chilli peppers (also known as chillies, chile peppers, and by their botanical names of Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum pubescens, and Capsicum chinense) are a group of tender vegetables that flourish in warm and sunny conditions.  Gardeners can grow green, white, red, yellow,…

Chiloschista lunifera is a epiphytic orchid species, which grows on trees, in areas of deciduous and semi deciduous forest in Myanmar, India, Assam, and the Himalayas.  Chiloschista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in…

Chiloschista parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic, leafless orchid, which originates from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where it can be found growing on trees in forests and woodlands. Chiloschista parishii flourishes when grown under bright, filtered light, in a warm environment,…

Chimonanthus praecox ‘Grandiflorus’ is a deciduous shrub, which grows to 2.5 – 4m (8 – 13ft) in height and to around 1 – 2m (3 – 6ft) in width. Chimonanthus praecox ‘Grandiflorus’ is usually hardy to withstand winter temperatures as low as -10 to –…

Chlorophytum comosum is usually harder to find than the more commonly found, variegated forms of Chlorophytum comosum.  However, this all green form is easier to grow than the variegated types of spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum copes better with lower light levels and this form is more resilient than…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ is a a widely available form of Chlorophytum comosum, a tender, houseplant, which is usually known as the spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ differs from the spider plants that were commonly seen growing inside homes in the1970s, as this spider plant has slightly wider…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is a new form of the spider plant, this plant produces wider leaves that are much shorter in length than the traditional spider plants that were seen in the 1970s, giving this newer cultivar a slightly spiky appearance. Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is…

The common name of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ is the spider plant.  This is an easy to grow, tender plant, that grows exceptionally well as a house plant.  Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ can be grown in a hanging basket, where the plant will make a lovely feature.  Over time,…

Named in honour of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Charlotte’ (Rossano Series), produces striking flowers – the ray petals are a sugary pink colour, tinged with lime green at their tips.  This new Chrysanthemum has a bushy habit and flowers in summertime. Chrysanthemum…

Clematis koreana AMBER (‘Wit141205’) was awarded the prestigious title of the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Competition 2016!  This plant was bred by the Dutch Plant Breeder, Marco de Wit. Yellow clematis are a rarity.  Clematis koreana AMBER is…

Clematis ‘Taiga’ was bred in Japan in 2007.  This clematis cultivar was named ‘Taiga’, meaning big river, as the purple-blue and white flowers bloom profusely, and resemble the flow of water from a great river, with white-capped waves.

Coelogyne cristata is a cool growing, epiphytic orchid; this species originates from the Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Java, Sikkim, and Nepal. One of the common names of Coelogyne cristata is the Crested Coelogyne.  Coelogyne cristata will quickly grow to be far too big to grow in a terrarium, but…

Constantia cipoensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which is endemic to the Serra do Cipó National Park, a mountain range in Brazil, where Constantia cipoensis grows upon Vellozia, a genus of flowering plant that’s found in this area. Constantia cipoensis produces beautiful, very large,…

Cornsalad ‘Medallion’ (Valerianella locusta) is a super easy to grow salad plant.  This is an annual plant that produces edible green, oval rounded leaves, with a subtle mild flavour. I’ve grown cornsalad ‘Medallion’ in a really shaded position inside my Vegepod; my plants have thrived,…

Cosmos atrosanguineus is a summer flowering perennial.  Plants produce slender flowering stems, which are each topped with small dusky chocolatey maroon coloured, open flowers.  Like other Cosmos, Cosmos atrosanguineus flowers are popular with bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects.  Deadhead the flowers as they fade,…

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’ is an easy to grow, floriferous plant that will provide continuous colour, impact, and interest in your garden, from early summer, until the frosts arrive in autumn.  This is a great choice of plant to grow to produce your own cut flowers…

This new Cosmos cultivar, Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes Blush’ (Cupcakes Series), is distinct from other Cosmos, including those in the current Cupcakes Series, as the flowers of Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes Blush’ open as semi double white blooms, which age to a soft pink colour.

Courgettes, also known as Zucchini (and by the botanical name of Cucurbita pepo), are tender vegetables that are very productive and rewarding to grow.  Courgettes vary from one variety to another; you’ll find seeds of yellow courgettes (like my plant in the photograph above), pale…

Cryptopus dissectus is a critically endangered orchid species.  This is a small sized orchid species, with stems that grow up to around 30-40cm (12-16 inches) long.  In springtime, Cryptopus dissectus plants produce beautiful yellow and green toned flowers. This forest dwelling orchid species is critically…

Cucumbers (also known by their botanical name – Cucumis sativus) are popular vegetables that are easy to grow.  Cucumber plants form climbing or trailing plants that can be left to grow horizontally over the ground or trained to grow vertically up wires, twines, or other…

Curio rowleyanus is a tender succulent, it’s widely known as the String of Pearls plant. This is an intriguing plant.  Curio rowleyanus plants have an interesting and quite charming appearance.  String of Pearls plants resemble rows of petit pois peas, held together on strands of gossamer-fine thread…

Dactylorhiza ‘Simon Milton’ is a hybrid, hardy orchid, which was named in honour of Sir Simon Milton.  Dactylorhiza ‘Simon Milton’ was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, this new orchid featured in the planting on the Sir Simon Milton Urban Connections Garden, which was designed…

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