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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Dahlia ‘Katie’s Velvet’ is a gorgeous collarette Dahlia, with deep chocolate-red coloured petals and a lovely matching collar.  Plants produce these sumptuous and very glamorous looking flowers, which in the sunlight really do look like they’re constructed from a rich burgundy velvet.  This really is…

Dahlia ‘Pink Pat and Perc’ is a lovely collarette Dahlia that produces these rather splendid rose-lilac coloured, collarette flowers.  Each flower is adorned with a co-ordinating white ruff, which highlights the centre of each flower; it’s really quite a lovely thing. I have found that…

Dahlia ‘Pooh – Swan Island’ is a cheerful, and very colourful, collarette dahlia.  This is a really fun plant; it’s a Dahlia that’s easy to grow and is certain to bring so much joy to your garden or allotment!  Dahlia ‘Pooh – Swan Island’ plants…

Dahlia ‘Sunshine Girl’ is a collarette Dahlia that was raised by Jack Gott, and introduced in 2012.  Plants produce these lovely, creamy white flowers; each bloom features a white ruff that’s attractively highlighted with touches of creamy sunshine yellow.  This yellow infused, white collar encircles…

Dahlia ‘Teesbrooke’ Audrey’ is a collarette Dahlia that produces lovely pale lilac-pink coloured, open centred flowers, which are enhanced by an attractive white ruff, which decorates the centre of each flower.  This is a super Dahlia to grow, if you’re looking to encourage bees, butterflies,…

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is an erect, upright shrub that produces pretty, pink, tubular flowers from January to April each year. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a slow growing shrub, that grows best in a sheltered position.  It resents any kind of disturbance and is best left…

Deinostigma tamiana originates from Vietnam, where this small plant species can be found growing in damp soils.  This plant’s form is most pronounced in younger plants; Deinostigma tamiana plants form attractive rosettes.  These plants have a similar growth habit to that seen in their relations –…

Dendrobium ‘Berry Oda’ is a hybrid Dendrobium orchid, that was created by crossing Dendrobium kingianum with Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ (Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ was created by crossing Dendrobium canaliculatum with Dendrobium bigibbum).  This new orchid is very popular with indoor gardeners.  Dendrobium ‘Berry Oda’ produces stems…

Dendrobium moniliforme is a miniature epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from a number of regions, including: Assam, China, the Himalayas, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Dendrobium moniliforme plants produce beautiful, white flowers, which are fragrant.

Dianthus ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is part a new series of perennial pinks that have been developed over seven years of breeding by Whetman Pinks.  Christened the Cocktails Series, each cultivar is named after a celebratory drink, this one being ‘Tequila Sunrise’.  Hardy, drought-tolerant and easy to…

Digitalis ‘Camelot Cream’ is an absolutely fabulous foxglove!  This F1 hybrid flowers for a really long time, much longer than many foxgloves, producing flowering stems that are full of gorgeous cream flowers, which are decorated with crimson-maroon freckles.  It’s a really very pretty plant that’s…

After a name change, when this plant was briefly known by the botanical name Isoplexis canariensis, the Canary Island foxglove has now reverted back to its earlier botanical name of Digitalis canariensis.  This tender, evergreen shrub is endemic to the Canary Islands, where plants grow…

Digitalis x valinii ‘Firebird’ is a perennial foxglove that was bred by John Fielding, in the UK.  This is a really unusual foxglove; it’s a strikingly beautiful plant, which is praised for its robust character, as well as its good looks.  Digitalis x valinii ‘Firebird’…

Digitalis ‘Lemoncello’ is a new biennial foxglove, which was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.  Digitalis ‘Lemoncello’ produces lemon-yellow coloured flowers all around each flower stem, as opposed to just having the flowers all over to one side of the flower stem –…

Dinema polybulbon is a miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid species, which originates from Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where this orchid can be found growing on trees and rocks, in areas of humid forest. Dinema polybulbon produces large, caramel and ivory coloured, fragrant flowers, which have…

Diplocaulobium abbreviatum is a slow growing miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to New Guinea.  Diplocaulobium abbreviatum produces attractive star shaped, white flowers that are edged with cream, with small yellow and dark purple markings in the centre of each inflorescence. This Diplocaulobium abbreviatum specimen is growing…

Diplocaulobium chrysotropis is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in the cloud forests of New Guinea. Diplocaulobium chrysotropis flourishes under bright, indirect light.  This miniature orchid grows best in humid conditions, in temperatures between 17C (62F) and 25C (77F). I have…

Dockrillia striolata is a lithophytic orchid species that originates from Australia, where it’s known as the Streaked Rock Orchid. I have found that this miniature sized orchid grows happily when mounted onto cork bark, so don’t panic if you don’t have a spare limestone boulder,…

Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid, which originates from Guatemala and Mexico. Domingoa purpurea is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that does not require a rest period to grow well.  So if the conditions you provide are constant, with sufficient light, water, and nutrients, this…

Doryopteris cordata is an unusual, small tropical, tender fern that is ideally suited to growing in terrariums, vivariums, or bottle gardens. Doryopteris cordata produces lobed fronds at the base of the fern, which form a low growing mound, close to ground level, these fronds look more…

Drosera rotundifolia is a small, low growing, perennial carnivorous plant that forms a rosette shape as it grows.  Drosera rotundifolia is also known by its common name of round leaved sundew, this plant naturally grows in acidic peaty, boggy, marshy soils, across heathlands, lowlands, moors, and…

Dryadella edwalii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that originates from the cloud forests of Brazil, where this orchid grows upon trees and other plants growing in these very humid areas of forest.  This is a floriferous orchid species, which produces orangey-brown speckled flowers. Dryadella…

Dryadella simula is a cool growing, miniature epiphytic, orchid species that’s found growing in the lower regions of cloud forest in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.  This orchid experiences natural variations during the seasons in its native environment, where it will experience dry seasons…

Echium vulgare is a hardy biennial with hairy stems; plants produce pretty pink buds, which open as sky-blue coloured flowers.  This is a superb plant for a wildlife garden, as whilst it’s blooming, Echium vulgare is a veritable bee magnet! This is a UK native plant…

Epidendrum porpax is an epiphytic orchid species that originates from Colombia and Venezuela, where this miniature sized plant can be found growing on trees in areas of humid forest.  Epidendrum propax has a naturally creeping habit, this orchid forms spreading plant mats, that clothe the…

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