It is not easy to try to beautify your garden or terrace without running into the "usual" plants. The suggestion is to include in the project one or more plants of Kolkwitzia amabilis, wonderful on the ground, in large pots and as an unusual fence hedge. Kolkwitzia (scientific name Linnaea amabilis) comes from China and is a deciduous perennial shrub that is part of the Caprifoliaceae family.
Ideal for decorating green spaces, flower beds or lively gardens, the Sparaxis (Iridaceae) are native to South Africa and are able to flourish in the Mediterranean climate of Italy. Recognizable for their lanceolate basal leaves and incredibly bright colors, these specimens boast a height of about 10-30 centimeters and an incredible resistance to temperatures close to zero. Sparaxis are also odorless, although this element does not affect the pleasantness of this species.
Some plant specimens such as Scaevola are the delight of many gardeners looking for heat-resistant plants that are ideal for growing in the summer. The aforementioned plant with its thick stems guarantees the best drought tolerance in full sun and is ideal for growing in hanging pots, so its delicate palm-shaped blooms can be observed up close.
Setting up your garden or terrace with ornamental plants and unique features is certainly a good option to make settings attractive and finely decorated. In this regard, it is worth mentioning Torenia Fournieri which, due to its flower color and versatility, is suitable for different types of cultivation.
n the continuous search for something new, many growers and garden lovers document themselves on some types of plants with a particular appearance and with particular structural characteristics. Among the many specimens proposed by mother nature, it is worth dwelling on Streptocarpus, a type of plant that in many respects is similar to the mythical African violet.
Edible flowers can be considered tasty, healthy and beautiful toppings for your dishes. So why not try growing them in your garden or terrace like any useful plant in the kitchen? More than 125 species are part of the genus Oenothera, but among the most widespread and interesting Oenothera biennis is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Onagraceae family.
The delicate bulbs of Watsonia (Iridaceae) bloom in midsummer, four months after planting. The result allows to obtain in a short time a bright and imposing plant, known for its property of attracting both hummingbirds and pollinating insects. Watsonia is native to South Africa, thrives in warm climates and features around 18-inch long leaves.
Enriching your garden with little-known plants has a double aspect: renovating anonymous corners and surprising yourself and your guests. Particularly suitable for gardening and for the creation of flowering meadows is the species Xeranthemum annuum, a little-known but particularly beautiful plant belonging to the Asteraceae family and native to Eastern Europe.
Did you know that the Ixora is also known as the Jungle Geranium? Originally from Asia and belonging to the Rubiaceae family, this plant is the protagonist of abundant and impactful blooms, colorful and easy to grow. The Ixora is aesthetically characterized by its shrubby habit that includes numerous green-gray leaves and very colorful inflorescences; among the most common variants we mention pink, red, yellow and salmon.
Among the herbaceous plants of the plantaginaleae family we find angelonia. It is of Mexican and Central American origin. Its peculiarity is that of having slender caulas which, in height, often reach 30 cm.
The main feature is that the flowers of this plant have a spike-like appearance, covered with lush green leaves.
The heart of the flower, or the part that covers and protects the reproductive organs, recalls the orchid.