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Stokes “Blue Danube” – Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Danube’ – Stoke’s Aster

Stokes aster belong to Stokesia genus and laevis species. Stokesia is a monotypic genus (has only one species), named after the English physician and botanist, Jonathan Stokes who was a friend of Linnaeus’ son. Stoke’s aster is an herbaceous perennial and can grow up to a height of 6-12 inches (15-30 cm). It has fluffy, […]

Astilbe – Astilbe arendsii, a hardy, herbaceous perennial flower plant

Astilbe is a hardy, herbaceous perennial flower plant. It is a genus of 18 species. They can grow up to a height of 1½’ – 4’. These plants are native to Asia and North America.Some of them is known as False Goat’s Beard, Meadowsweet and False Spirea. The flowers are dense and feathery. The flowers […]

Anemone – Japanese – a perennial plant

Anemone is a perennial plant. Anemone belongs to buttercup family Ranunculaceae. This genus of 120 species and belongs to north and south temperate zones. These are flowering plants. The word “Anemone” means “daughter of the wind” in Greek. The plant has leaves that are basal and compound and have long leaf stems. The stems can […]

September ruby Aster – a hardy perennial

September Ruby belongs to the Aster family. It is a Hardy Perennial that grows up to a height of 4-5 feet. The blooms are having large centers and are in Ruby red color. It forms clusters of flowers which bloom in late summer. The flowers are double flowers held on top of upright branching stems […]