18 Jan 2013

Carex Pendula Plants

This is an easily expanded, large but very elegant flower appropriate for wet and sketchy areas where little else will develop. In addition to stunning sections of high grassy vegetation, it generates sagging, pet's tail-like, russet-coloured rises of blossoms up to 6in (15cm) long in summer season.

Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: pendula
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Brown
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 140cm
Spread: 150cm
Time to divide plants: March to April

2 Jan 2013

Capsicum Annuum Grossum group 'Redskin' Plants

Sweet sweet peppers, or sweet peppers, are flowering mounds of plants that have a charming hairy increasing habit. The fruit are natural when premature but turn amazing colors and shapes as they older. 'Redskin' is a neat compact plant, ideal for increasing on a windowsill or in pots on the patio. The medium-sized bright natural fruit turns amazing red as it develops.

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annuum grossum group
Cultivar: Redskin
Plant type: Vegetable
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Fruit
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Experienced
Height: 40cm
Spread: 30cm
Time to plant seeds: March to April