(California Poppy, Orange King California Poppy)
California poppy is a variable species found in the grasslands of the western and southwestern United States. An annual or long-lived perennial, 'Orange King' is slightly taller growing and has strongly orange flowers above lacy blue-green or gray foliage from spring throughout fall in the hottest climates. Plants will continuously bloom if pinched back, otherwise will produce interesting seedheads that will attract hungry songbirds.
California poppy prefers full sun and average, well drained...
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(Arizona Beehive, Arizona Spinystar, Bisquit Cactus, Showy Pincushion)
This genus of small cacti contains about 17 species often confused with those of Mamnillaria and Coryphantha because the two groups are quite similar in size and spination. They all originate in the same regions of the desert Southwest into northern Mexico with a single species found only in Cuba. Escobaria enjoys a much larger range extending northward into southern Canada.
The low growing globular plants occur alone or clustered, with stems becoming elongated with...
Closely related to the better-known Eucalyptus nicholii, this native of eastern Australia makes an excellent medium-sized street, park or shade tree. Occurring on sandy ridges and slopes over a small area of New South Wales, it typically forms a rather sparsely branched tree in the wild. In fertile garden soil it grows more rapidly and densely.
The horizontal to ascending, gray to gray-green branches bear narrow drooping gray-green leaves that smell of peppermint when bruised. Cut...