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Common Name    Latin Name
Crinum Bulbispermum     Crinum bulbispermum
S_crinum_bulbispermum-c_crinum_bulbispermum Is a large bulb with strap like leaves that grows to a height of 3 feet(1mtrs). The flowers can be white or pink and are large trumpet like with several flower buds on each flowering stalk. Each flower bud opens one after each other giving Crinum a long flowering time around late July to August. See next photograph. Slugs and snails like to eat the leaves and strip them. Therefore measures to reduce the snails and slugs for best results.
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Cross Berry     Grewia occidentalis
S_grewia_occidentalis-c_cross_berry Although I have read that this shruub is hardy I think it is tender and will bring it inside for the winter. There are many common names for this plant, which depends on which area of Southern Africa it grows. The large number of common names indicates that this plant has many uses and is important to the people where it grows. It is named after Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), an English physician. It seems to flower continuously for a long time in the summer.
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Cup and Saucer Vine     Cobea scandens
S_cobea_scandens-c_cup_and_saucer_vine This perennial is a vigorous grower and can cover a large area of fencing in one year. It is tender but will withstand temperatures around 0 degrees C. A heavy frost will kill it, but it recovers from a slight frost. The flower goes through four colours before falling off and leaving a calyx pod, seen in this photograph, within which the seed pod grows, until it is the size of a large plum.
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Cupids Bower     Achimenis little beauty
S_achimenis_little_beauty-c_cupids_bower This plant flowers until nearly frost time and grows well in rich soil and the flowers are freely produced. It dies down during the cold period but leaves several bulbils at its root each of which produces a new plant the following year. It grows well in a basket as the flowering stems hang down. it is best grown under cover as frost will kill the bulbils. There are several other colours in the range.
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Cyclamen     Cyclamen
S_cyclamen-c_cyclamen Cyclamen like light bright airy spots indoors; not too sunny or hot. Places near a heat source should be avoided if you want your plant to live longer and continue flowering. Cyclamen like cooler temperatures on patios, balconies and windowboxes, but they do not like it too cold and frost will kill them unlike the Hardy Cyclamen. Over-watering is the easiest way of killing them. They are best watered by soaking the pot in water and allowing the excess to drain away. They come in a large vari...
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Cymbidium Orchid     Cymbidium____
S_cymbidium____-c_cymbidium_orchid Cymbidium must rank as one of the best known and popular of all orchids, thousands of hybrids have been bred. They are usually sold growing in rock wool. It seems that cool to cold nights are needed for flower initiation. In summer it could be grown outside, bringing inside around September when the night temperatures start to drop. Plenty of air movement and strong indirect light will help. I grow mine by the front door and it is again in flower in late Jan/Feb.
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Daffodils     Narcissus____
S_narcissus____-c_daffodils There are so many varieties of dafffodills that it is sometimes hard to choose which to plant. These white varieties seems to survive and flower well without being dug up and replanted every year. It is one of the earlier flowering Daffodils. Because I plant a number of different varieties of daffodills I have a long flowering period in spring. Some of the sented daffs are also wonderful.
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Daffodils[2]     Narcissus ice follies
S_narcissus_ice_follies-c_daffodils This daffodil gave large flowers which were striking with its dual colour white sepals and yellow petals flowers. It flowers in the mid to late part of spring.
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Daffodils[3]     Narcissus golden ducat
S_narcissus_golden_ducat-c_daffodils This tall and large flowered double daffodils are striking for its size and bright yellow colour. It flowered from about late March to April. It grew to about 16 inches(40cm) high on a strong flower stalk.
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Daffodils[5]     Narcissus white cheerfulness
S_narcissus_white_cheerfulness-c_daffodils These double flowered Daffodils don't look like the typical Daffodil, but makes up for it with its woinderful scent. It is medium in height, approximately 15 inches (400cm). It flowers from mid to late spring.
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Dahlia Orange     Dahlia____
S_dahlia-____-c_dahlia-orange This orange Dahlia compliments my Bi-colour Dahlias which is orange and white or yellow and white.
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Dahlia OrangeRed     Dahlia____
S_dahlia____-c_dahlia_orangered I have bought this Dahlia to replace my Bi-colour ones as they seems to have caught a virus and are not doing well at the moment. Dahilas are prone to get less vigorous as the years progresses and growers usually discard the tubers after taking cutting shoots from the tubers in spring. It is still a striking Dahlia.
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Dahlia Pink     Dahlia____
S_dahlia____-c_dahlia-pink This Dahlia grows to a height of 6 feet(2mtrs) all the time producing these lovely pink semi double flowers. The tubers do not seem to get too large as some Dahlia tubers do. Apart from staking it is a trouble free Dahlia. Because of storage shortage I leave them in the groung, covering the grown, until late winter when I dig them up and check their health.
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Dahlia Procyon     Dahlia procyon
S_dahlia_procyon-c_dahlia_procyon This Dahlia grew to about 3 feet(1Mtr) and flowered until the frost. The bright yellow and red colour contrasted extremely well with the very dark green of the leaves. The flowers wern't very large, but it was waiting for. It also didn't seem to get attacked as much as other Dahlias in the garden.
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Dahlia Red     Dahlia orfeo
S_dahlia_orfeo-c_dahlia_red This large flowered purple Dahlia was ideal for cut flowers, because of its long petiole. The purple colour was bright and striking against the light green leaves of this semi-cactus type Dahlia. It grew to about 4 feet(1.2Mtrs) and flowered until frost.
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Dahlia Red White[3]     Dahlia bi-color
S_dahlia_bi_color-c_dahlia_red_white This is a vigorous Dahlia and also comes in yellow and white as well as this red and white variety. Planted together they make a striking combination. The flowers are large up to 12 inches(30cm) and the tubers can get very large, looking almost like potatoes clump together. It flowers continously until the frost knocks it back. The flowers are also good for cut flowers but the stems are large and you usually have to sacrifice some flower buds when cutting the flowers.
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Dahlia Yellow     Dahlia____
S_dahlia____-c_dahlia_yellow This yellow Dahlia compliments my Bi-colour Dahlias which is orange and white or yellow and white.
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Dahlia_White_pom_pom     Dahlia____
S_dahlia____-c_dahlia_white_pom_pom This pom-pom Dahlia gave a large number of blooms and grew to a height of 5 feet(1.6mtrs). It did not survived being left in the ground in winter. The flowers made good cut flowers as the stalks were long. When perfectly formed the flowers looked delicate and crisp.
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Day Lilly yellow     Hemerocallis____
S_hemerocallis____-c_day_lilly_yellow Another plant recomended by the staff of Great Dixter. The flowers may only last a day or two but many are produced and this Day lilly will flower for a long time in summer. The bright yellow of the flower contrasts well with the purple of the Thalictrum, when it is in flower, and the dark green of the surrounding leaves. It is a reliable flowering lilly and easy to grow reaching a height of 2.7 feet(80cm).
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Delphinum____     Delphinium____
S_delphinium____-c_delphinum____ Delphiniums can be a wonderful and exotic perennial plant when it is grown well. Unfortunately in my garden the slugs and snails have beaten me in growing Delphiniums and a few other plants. The moment I put these plants in, despite spraying, the slugs and snails tend to strip them in a few days. This was one of my efforts to grow them in a pot. The blue colour was a welcome addition at this time of year(mid Jume), but it did not last and died the following year.
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