Question: On a trip to Disney World we saw a landscape bed of “Golden Shrimp Plant.” Can the plant be grown indoors and will it flower? Or should it be used outside in sun on a patio or deck area?The display at Disney as a landscape plant was lovely… but everything looks great there! Alicia, Rome NYAnswer: Growing plants indoors does not need be confined merely to old stand-bys.
Aegopodium Podagraria ee-guh-POH-dee-um pod-uh-GRAR-ee-uh has shallow roots which grow fast and can cover a large area.With enough water and sunlight, the plant creates a stunning carpet of leaves with distinct white highlights which glisten in the shade.You may hear the called by its common names:Ground ElderHerb GerardBishop’s WeedGoutweedAegopodium Goutweed CareSize and GrowthThis perennial plant can grow up to a foot high and provide excellent ground cover.
The painted tongue plant – Salpiglossis Sinuata, sal-pee-GLOSS-iss sin-yoo-AY-tuh , produces large flowers with interesting patterns along the veins.It’s a flowering plant native to Chile where it’s a perennial, but most people grow it from seed each year as an annual.You may also like these other popular annual flowers.
Bergenia cordifolia earned the common name Pigsqueak because of the squeaking sound made by rubbing two of the leaves together.Bergenia Cordifolia CareSize & GrowthThe plant growth rate is to a height and width of about 1 ½’ feet.This evergreen perennial has large and attractive, dark green, rounded, toothed, glossy/leathery leaves and provides winter interest.
Talinum panciulatum tal-I-num, pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tum is a perennial succulent subshrub in the Talinaceae family, which includes 28 species of flowering succulents and shrubs.The species was described in 1760 under the basionym of Portulaca paniculata by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin (Jacq), then recombined in the genus Talinum in 1791 by Joseph Gaertner (Gaertn).
Aubrieta deltoidea (aw-bree-EH-tuh del-TOY-dee-uh) is a low growing, herbaceous perennial groundcover member of the Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) or mustard family.This plant, also known as False Rockcress or lilacbush is native to Asia Minor and the Mediterranean.Aubrieta Deltoidea CareSize & GrowthFalse rock cress will not exceed a height of 1’ foot, and individual plants can spread as wide as 2’ feet.
Caltha Palustris KAL-tha pal-US-triss (Caltha palustris L) is a wildflower belonging to the Persian buttercup family (Ranunculus and Ranunculaceae).The Marsh Marigold is no relation to the actual marigold plant, which is a member of the Aster family.The Yellow marsh-marigold is a mounded perennial in Canada and North America native to wet meadows, swamps, marshes, fens, and stream margins from Newfoundland to Alaska south to Nebraska, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Cimicifuga racemosa sim-iss-SIFF-yew-ga, ray-see-MO-suh is the former name of Actaea racemosa.It’s one of the 2,252 known flowering species of the family Ranunculaceae, commonly known as the buttercup family.Cimicifuga Racemosa is a perennial plant native to North America.Like most other members of its family, the plant is herbaceous and produces small white flowers and large compound leaves from an underground network of rootstalks, called rhizomes.
Phlox subulata Floks Sub-yoo-LAH-tuh is a flowering plant from the Polemoniaceae family.This plant is native to slopes and open areas, sandy or rocky places of central and eastern America.Various kinds of the species such as Phlox paniculata are cultivated, particularly in rock gardens.The common names of this plant include:Moss pinksMoss phloxMountain phloxCreeping phloxPhlox Subulata CareSize & GrowthThis herbaceous perennial wildflower is a sun-loving, mat-forming, fast-spreading, and vigorous phlox, which grows about 6” inches tall, but spreads around 24” inches wide.
The Alchemilla mollis al-kem-ILL-uh MAW-liss or Alchemilla vulgaris (Little Alchemist) al-kem-ILL-uh vul-GAIR-iss more widely known by the common name Lady’s Mantle is a member of the Rosaceae family.Native to Turkey, Carpathian Mountain, and southern Europe with some species cultivated in North America.
Phaseolus Coccineus FAZ-ee-oh-lus, kok-SIN-ee-us is a twining perennial climbing plant species of the family Fabaceae, commonly known as Leguminosae family.Native to the mountainous regions of Central America and Mexico, the plant is distinguished because of its multicolored seeds and scarlet red-colored flowers.
Lonicera Caprifolium luh-NIS-er-a, kap-rih-FOH-lee-um is a type of flowering plant perennial in the genus Lonicera from the family Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family).The genus includes a number of North American and European mountain species with a natural habitat of wastelands, forest margins, and broad-leaved forests.
Aurinia saxatilis aw-RIN-ee-uh sacks-AT-ih-liss , nicknamed Basket-of-Gold for its beautiful yellow blooms, is an evergreen perennial plant from the Brassicaceae family and native to Asia and Europe.This species is a synonym of the Alyssum Saxatile al-ISS-um, saks-A-til-ee plant and considered one of the most robust flowering plants.
Brunnera macrophylla bruh-NEER-uh mack-roe-FILL-uh is a herbaceous flowering perennial plant species from the Boraginaceae family and native to the Caucasus.This plant is a classic perennial, a favorite for many because of its lovely bloom and partial shade tolerance.This plant makes a stunning groundcover, and also looks great in containers.
Heliconia is one of the most attractive plants to add to your landscape. Its ease in growing is another plus.Among the many cultivars of Heliconia, the Heliconia stricta is an outstanding choice to grow in a container.This clump-forming tropical plant resembles the bird-of-paradise. With its reedlike stems are long and pointed banana-like green leaves with purplish mid-ribs and underside.
Polemonium caeruleum po-le-MOH-ne-um, see-ROO-lee-um is a perennial flowering plant species from the family Polemoniaceae. Other plants in the family include annual Phlox and Cobaea scandens.Native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia where it is mainly seen growing in damp woodlands, grasslands, and meadows.
Linum perenne LIN-um, per-EN-ee , commonly known as Blue Flax, is one of the favorite wildflowers grown across the US. Linum belongs to the Linaceae family, and famous for its profuse blooming and pale-blue flowers.It’s native to Europe and is primarily found in the Alps and locally around England.It is also known as perennial flax and similar to the western North American species known as Linum lewisii.
Linum grandiflorum LIN-um, gran-dih-FLOR-um is part of the Linaceae family a flax species native to Algeria.The bright crimson flowering plant is also found in Northern Africa, Southern Europe, and North America as an introduced species.You may hear it called by its common name including:Scarlet FlaxFlowering FlaxRed FlaxCrimson FlaxThe plant gets its common names from the red flowers, edged in black.
Eranthis eer-RAN-this , commonly known as the Winter Aconite, refers to a genus of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae (Ranunculus).It is native to southern Europe and parts of Asia including Japan although some species such as Eranthis hyemalis have widely naturalized in North America.This sub-group within the buttercup family consists of a total of eight different species of tuberous perennials prized for brightening up home gardens with their charming bright yellow flowers.
Platycodon Grandiflorum plat-ee-KO-don, gran-dih-FLOR-um is an herbaceous perennial plant from the Campanulaceae family and the only plant in the Platycodon genus.It’s native to East Asia, Japan, Korea, China, and far eastern regions of Russia.It’s also widely grown in different parts of the United States.
Aconitum napellus a-kon-EYE-tum, nap-ELL-us is a part of the Ranunculaceae family, known for its intriguing flowers, and native to the mountainous areas in western and central Europe.You may hear it called by its common names including:Monk’s HoodAconiteWolfsbaneAll three common names refer to various items.