Himalayan bistort (Bistorta affinis)
Knotweed family

Himalayan bistort – info, planting, care and tips

2021-09-09 0

Himalayan bistort is a versatile and low groundcover plant with pink flower candle-like flowers. This is how to plant and care for it. Profile of Himalayan bistort: Scientific name: Bistorta affinis; synonyms Polygonum affine, Persicaria […]

True forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris)
Borage family

True forget-me-not – info, planting, care and tips

2021-08-05 0

The true forget-me-not beautifies every garden pond. Here are some tips for planting and caring for it. Profile of true forget-me-not: Scientific name: Myosotis palustris;s yn. Myosotis palustris Plant family: borage family (Boraginaceae) Other names: […]

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)
Daisy / Aster family

Sneezewort – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-29 0

Its long flowering period and robust nature make the white flowering sneezewort an asset to any garden. Profile of sneezewort: Scientific name: Achillea ptarmica Plant family: daisy family (Asteraceae) Other names: sneezewort yarrow, bastard pellitory, […]

Red turtlehead (Chelone obliqua)
Plantain family

Red turtlehead – info, planting, care and tips

2021-03-08 0

The red turtlehead is an attractive perennial for pond banks and beds. It bears rose flowers, which, because of their peculiar shape, are reminiscent of the head of a turtle. Profile of red turtlehead: Scientific […]

Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra)
Rose family

Queen-of-the-prairie – info, planting, care and tips

2021-03-05 0

The queen-of-the-prairie is an impressive appearance for the pond edge or the natural perennial bed. Its fragrant, pinkish red blossom attracts many wild bees in summer. Profile of queen-of-the-prairie: Scientific name: Filipendula rubra Plant family: […]

Flower of marsh gentian
Gentian family

Marsh gentian – info, planting, care and tips

2021-01-27 0

The deep blue flowers of the marsh gentian are worth all the effort it takes to establish the native wild shrub permanently in the garden. Profile of marsh gentian: Scientific name: Gentiana pneumonanthe Plant family: […]

Flower of Indian rhubarb (Darmera peltata)
Saxifrage family

Indian rhubarb – info, planting, care and tips

2021-01-22 0

A conspicuous flowering in spring as well as shapely foliage make the Indian rhubarb an attractive water plant all year round. Profile of Indian rhubarb: Scientific name: Darmera peltata Plant family: saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae) Other […]