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I've Been Googling Plants

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by longk, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. longk

    longk Total Gardener

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    Now that christmas is out of the way my thoughts have turned to what I'm going to grow from seed in 2019. So while Old Misery was nursing her hangover I got googling.
    I need some suitably stupid plants to try to grow here in the UK and so inspired by my Justicia rizzinii which is almost in bloom in a sheltered spot I started looking at the wider Justicia genus and found a few contenders. Justicia is in the Acanthaceae family so I broadened my search to that, specifically from South Africa.
    Duvernoia adhatodoides
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    Duvernoia adhatodoides | Plantz Africa

    Hypoestes aristata
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    Hypoestes aristata | Plantz Africa

    Then it started getting silly!
    Strophanthus amboensis
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    Strophanthus amboensis | Plantz Africa

    Rhynchosia hirta
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    Rhynchosia hirta | Plantz Africa

    All the above photos were "borrowed" from this site.............
    Plants of the Week | Plantz Africa

    If you're bored it's well worth a look.

    This is just a small selection of what I looked at but I have found seeds for all the above. Just need to make a selection now.
     
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        Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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        I have looked at Plantz Africa for years as their plants suit my climate. They do have to die for plants.
         
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          Bloomin lovely :) Quite sweet :)
           
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