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African Iris

Fortnight Lily or African Iris; Morea Iris or Dietes iridioides. This plant will grow best in dappled shade but will tolerate full sun. Having these 3 inch blossoms continually on 2 to 4 foot stems throughout the summer. Hardy to zones 8 and above, but can be grown in pots and brought inside in colder climates. A great option for bogs or around a pond, this plant doesn't like to dry out
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Starter plant of Fortnight Lily or African Iris; Morea Iris or Dietes iridioides. This plant will grow best in dappled shade but will tolerate full sun. Having these 3 inch blossoms continually on 2 to 4 foot stems throughout the summer. Hardy to zones 8 and above, but can be grown in pots and brought inside in colder climates. A great option for bogs or around a pond, this plant doesn't like to dry out.



Alcea rosea Apricot Peach parfait

Starter plant of Alcea rosea peach apricot parfait  5 to 7 foot tall biennials hardy in zones 3-9. These double frilly 3 to 4 inch blossoms are in many shades of apricot and rosy-peach. These are biennials that bloom in July-September in full sun and reseed readily for next year.
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Pint plant Jasminum stephanense or Pink Summer Jasmine. This jasmine has pink flowers, different from the better known common Jasminum officinale, but is also scented. It makes a large twining plant and is best left to be free formed. Useful in covering a garage or other outbuilding, or train it over a pergola or large arch. The flowering season is mainly in early and mid summer, so where space allows team it with climbing roses, clematis or honeysuckle to extend the flowering season. Growing to 12 feet in zones 7 to 11 in full to partial sun.



Alcea rosea Chaters Maroon

Starter plant of Alcea rosea Chater's Maroon 6 foot tall biennials hardy in zones 3-9. These double blossoms are in many shades of the deepest red color. These are biennials that bloom in July-September in full sun and reseed readily for next year.
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Quart live plant of Greater galangal, Alpinia galanga, Thai ginger is an edible ginger. The robust rhizome has a sharp, sweet taste and smells like a blend of black pepper and pine needles. The red fruit is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has a flavor similar to cardamom. It is touted as wonderful for indigestion. Easy to harvest with a knife just cutting a piece of the root and letting the plant to continue growing. Try to plant them as understory plants where they will be protected from full sun and frost. Drought and frost sensitive, galangal does prefer tropical and sub-tropical conditions, but will grow well in warm temperate areas as long as they are protected from frost. In cooler areas you can always try growing them under a cloche. Galangal is relatively disease free; the only problem that may occur is root rot if the ground is too wet, even though they do prefer a moist soil.



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