The common names all refer to the plant's seed pods which first appear in mid-summer. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil. Once the seeds have ripened in mid-autumn the red capsules burst open, scattering the orange seeds up to 15 feet.
* Calycanthus plants are deciduous shrubs, growing 1–4 metres (3.3–13.1 ft) tall and wide. This species is a more prolific fruiter and thus is easier to gather seed from, encouraging more plants to be grown.
Lateral branches short, thornlike; young branchlets rusty pubescent, dark brown and glabrescent when old. Compound corymb rather loose, 3–4 cm in diam.; peduncle subglabrous; bracts caducous, lanceolate.
Crowns of myrtle are used in the Ukrainian wedding ceremony. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter.
* The plant arrived in North America in the early 1800s and has become an invasive plant, particularly in the American South. Grows well in heavy clay soils. * A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil that is not impoverished or...
* The fruit is used to make jams and jellies, it is also used to make a pleasant tasting fruity-flavoured tea. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California, where it generally grows in moist habitats.
The species is commonly known as Virginia snakeroot and is native to eastern North America, from Connecticut to southern Michigan and south to Texas and Florida. * The Virginia snakeroot is attracting increasing interest for its medicinal virtues and...
Closely related to the garden Rhubarb , Rheum rhaponticum , it has a similar purgative effect upon the human body . * The plant is part of a North American formula called essiac which is a popular treatment for cancer.
* Thujopsis (pronounced "Thuyopsis") is a conifer in the cypress family (Cupressaceae), the sole member of the genus being Thujopsis dolabrata. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Collection Locale: Nagano-ken Japan
Height: 50-100 feet
Quantity: 0.59 lb
Common Name: Hiba Arborvitae, False Arborvirae, Asunaro
* The common name of bugbane is in reference to the odoriferous insect repellant properties of this plant. The root is analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, sedative, tonic.
It is native throughout the cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe , northern Asia , and northern North America . They should be harvested in the spring before the plant comes into flower.
* The cultivar 'Tallhedge' has been selected for hedging. * This variety is upright growing, very columnar. * Plants can be grown as an informal (untrimmed) hedge, though they are also amenable to trimming.
* The plant contains many biologically active compounds including rutin, pectin, choline, sitosterol, hypericin and pseudohypericin. It fell out of favour in the nineteenth century but recent research has brought it back to prominence as an extremely...
* Birthwort has a very long history of medicinal use, though it has been little researched scientifically and is little used by present-day herbalists. The leaves are heart shaped and the flowers are pale yellow and tubular in form.
Its growth is quite variable under both cultivated and wild conditions. * This is one of the most common species in the genus. * Roots yield up to 6% gutta-percha, a non-elastic rubber used as an electrical insulator and in making plastics etc.
Johnson) & contrasting beautifully with the lush pinnate foliage, in its first reddish growth or its later fresh-green. * This 6-8' shrub is "of matchless elegance a its fleecy sprays lovely in their silken lightness" (A.
* A lovely, useful plant with white or gray bark, shiny dark green leaves, translucent quarter-inch scarlet fruit in large quantities; takes well to pruning, adaptable regarding soil; "very picturesquefruit is truly beautiful" (Dirr); native from...
This plant is native to Europe, but is now widespread throughout most of the United States as a common weed. * The seed contains arctiin, this excites the central nervous system producing convulsions an increase in respiration and later paralysis.
Crop Year: 2018
Collection Locale: Genoa, NY
Common Name: Lesser Burdock, Common Burdock, Burdock, Clotbur
Externally, they are used to treat toothache, sore throats, wounds, skin rashes and stings. * The leaves are anodyne, astringent, diaphoretic, febrifuge (the var. The bark is employed in astringent baths and poultices.
* Great care should be exercised in the use of this plant, the therapeutic dose is very close to the lethal dose. It has a profound tonic effect upon a diseased heart, enabling the heart to beat more slowly, powerfully and regularly without requiring...
Common Name: Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Common Foxglove
Other names include 'Yellow Gentian', 'Bitter Root', 'Bitterwort', 'Centiyane', and 'Genciana'. It contains some of the most bitter compounds known and is used as a scientific basis for measuring bitterness.
* The species, from central Europe and Russia, has blue-purple, lavender, or white flowers, but there are dozens of cultivars, in a varied range of splendid blues, purples, pinks, and whites, including some of the most striking and elegant of all iris;...