Pimelea physodes is a species indigenous to Australia. Stem erect, branched, 0.2-1 m high and 80 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, Sesia, elliptic, acute nested. Capital terminal, solitary, nutant, large bracts, 4-6 cm, yellow, green, red or purple, perianth roots, the average tube, stamens long.
Blooming period - July to October.
Pollination is done by insects and birds.
Water - needs moist soil, regular watering.
Fertilization - from planting to bring 10 g of phosphorus on the soil surface. Once every 2-3 months is fertilizeaza nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium 1:1:0,1:0,1.
Temperature - min / max 10/20 °C but can grow in regions with temperatures of 12/23 °C.
Light - in semi-shade in summer.
Soil - prefer soil with gravel and sand can be planted if they are provisioned with thebye. Clay-sandy soils. Soil pH 5.5-6.5.
Reproduction - by grafting are less sensitive to soil.
Tonsure - the first year, trimming should be easy. Ulterioir, cuttings are made each year by crossing flowers, cutting the 1 / 3 of height.
Diseases and pests - Botrytis causes hair leaves, flowers Epiphyas liadelpha attack.
Fiona Oqilvie - A Country Garden - Rosenberg Publishing, 2007
Klaus Kubitzki, Clemens Bayer - The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants - Springer, 2002
Cardamine bulbifera - herbaceous species, perennial. Hailing from Europe and Asia Minor, grow on fertile soils, limestone, 200 to 1800 m altit., In association with Coryllus avellana, Carpinus betulus, Crataegus laevigata, Fraxinus excelsior, Quercus robur, ursinum Allium, Carex pendula, Hyacinthoides non- scripta, Mercurialis perennis, Lamiastrum galeobdolon.
Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.
Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.
Lampranthus aurantiacus. perennial species, succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as ornamental species for rocarii.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Oenothera biennis - Luminita
Oenothera biennis is a biennial species, native to North America, naturalized in southern Europe. It was introduced in Europe in 1614.
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Saponaria officinalis - perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Originally from Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.