Of Australian origin, rich in foliage, full of delicate flowers, dianella is one of the most loved plants by creators and garden lovers around the world. Easy to grow, long lasting, it is a plant that gives a fantastic effect when placed in a garden. Let's see together what are its peculiarities.
Hostas are herbaceous plants consisting of a decorative design, classified for cultivation in order to embellish borders and flower beds. These plants are native to China and Japan and belong to the Liliaceae family, also called Agavaceae: they are particularly famous for their expanded and dense foliage.
Anigozanthos flavidus is a plant belonging to the Haemodoraceae family commonly called kangaroo paws, and from this it is clear that it is native to the southwestern corner of Australia. Furthermore it is a perennial, evergreen specimen that grows from a short horizontal rhizome.
There are many species of Lagerstroemia, about eighty, including some more robust and tall that reach 25 meters in height and those of reduced size of only 50-90 cm. Indica is one of the most widespread Lagestroemia species and is characterized by flowers that can be of different colors and is a resistant and easy to maintain type of plant.
The Catalpa plant better known as the cigar tree, is one of the most popular specimens in European and Italian gardens in particular. Its name refers in particular to the elongated shape of its fruits, very similar to cigars, with a thin and long shape up to 40 cm. The choice generally falls on this type of vegetation because it guarantees particularly rich flowering from spring to autumn.
Among the shrub-like perennials, one cannot fail to mention the privet which is mainly cultivated for ornamental purposes and to create hedges.
This plant is native to Australia, but also to central and southern Europe and the northern part of Africa. In Italy it grows spontaneously and it is easy to find it almost everywhere.
Zingiber spectabile is a perennial herbaceous plant, which can be defined as a true ginger species. The branch of the plant can reach heights from 2 to 3.5 meters, but in optimal conditions it reaches up to 4.5 meters. The green shoots are slightly flattened, swollen at the base and their lower section without leaves is about one meter long. The leaves, arranged in two rows, sit in the lower part very distant, densely crowded towards the upper part of the branch.
Native to Africa and highly appreciated for its ornamental role, Impatiens niamniamensis is characterized by a rather long flowering period. A peculiarity of this species, which belongs to the Balsaminaceae family, consists in the particular shape of the flowers: the latter recall, in appearance, that of the beak of the parrots.
The Acacia of Constantinople, thanks to its thick foliage and its flowers that appear to be feathered, is the perfect plant for those who want to beautify parks and gardens whether they are in the city or near the coast.