Scientific Name - Physostegia virginiana
Popular names - Snapdragon false, Virginia lionsheart, obedient plant.
Distribution and Habitat - North American native, grows in wet meadows.
Description - Perennial species, rhizomatic, or subglabra glabra. Leaves opposite, short petiolate, lanceolate or oblong-ovate, tip acute, margin entire or toothed. Inflorescence raceme, flowers subsesile; actinomorfic calyx, 5 equal lobes; bilabiate corolla white to purple. Blooms in July-September. Fruit ovoid, glabru. 2n = 38
Requirements - prefer rich soil, moist, well-drained, sunny or partially shaded exhibitions.
Management - is clipped after flowering. The plant should be divided every 2-3 years.
Propagation - by splitting the bush in spring or by seeds. The seeds germinate in 3-6 weeks.
Partners Garden - Anemone japonica, Cosmos bipinnatus, Dahlia sp ..
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.
Curiosity - Physostegia derived from the Greek 'Phys' = bladder, and 'stage' = cover, referring to the flower shape.
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Prenanthes purpurea - rabbit salad
Herbaceous perennial. Stem branched, 25-150 cm, pubescent. Amplexicaule leaves, elliptical, oblong or fidate, margin entire or Pinata-fidata, glauca. Flowers arranged in panicule, ligula flowers are purple, with 5 teeth, tubular flowers absent.
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
Herbaceous perennial species, dioecious. 5 cm diameter stalk. Leaves green to green-yellow with the main rib, which ends with a cylindrical Carcel which is longer than the tongue of the leaf, finished with a pitcher. Blossom panic or Raceme. Digestive glands are located inside the jar walls. Seeds are small and filiforme.
Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.
Stachys Byzantine - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, grows on dry slopes at the edge of forests, up to 2000 m altitude.