Rare plants for the garden + houseplant rarities

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With rare plants for the garden and houseplant rarities, a fancy atmosphere is created in the garden area and in the living rooms, which stands out clearly from the plants that are common in this country. Most of these plants are not known to everyone, some make high demands on the site conditions and care. However, there are also many flowers, shrubs and trees, which can thrive in the local gardens and in the room.
Rare garden plants
Before buying rare plants for the garden, always check whether the required site conditions are right and the appropriate care can be offered. Many unusual plants are only partially or not frost hardy and would not survive the local winter unscathed. Some specimens may overwinter outdoors in warmer and deeper regions, but not in higher elevations with long-lasting freezing and permanent snowfall. The following rare plants are suitable for the local gardens:
Edelrose 'Muriel Robin'

  • Flowering from May to the end of autumn
  • Pink-pink flowers with shades of color, diameter of about 9 cm
  • Strong rose scent
  • Growth height up to 100 cm, with good branches
  • Excellent for closed rose hedge
Hydrangea 'Vanilla Fraise'
  • Flowering from early summer to autumn
  • Romantic-looking flowers
  • Large-sized and numerous flower spikes
  • Flower color changes from pink to white in a strong shade of red
Clematis 'Fujimusume'
  • Purple-blue flowers with lighter color contrasts
  • Diameter of the flowers is about 10-15 cm
  • Flowers form greenish-white stamens, with yellow pouch inside
  • Has good health
  • Little effort in the care
trumpet flower
  • Decorative flower shrub
  • Flowering period from July to September
  • Large-sized flowers in a rich orange with a yellow cup
  • Due to large flowers and leaves suitable as a screen
China meadow rue
  • Far-Eastern-looking magnificent shrub
  • Forms exotic flowers on long panicles
  • Enchanting color mix of pink petals and yellow stamens
  • Compact and horst-like growth
  • Reaches stature heights up to about 150 cm
Geranium 'Angeleyes Bicolor'
  • Flowering from early summer to fall
  • Blossoms look like a kiss, are long lasting
  • Unusual color combination in pink and pink
  • Undemanding and easy-care ornamental flowers
Cornus Venus
  • Flowering from summer to autumn
  • Convinced with exceptional flower size and quantity
  • Diameter of the white flowers is about 13 cm, these cover the leaves
  • Resistant to diseases
  • Forms intensely bright autumn colors
Tip: In extremely exposed locations it is better to play it safe and cultivate the desired plant in the bucket. This is then brought to the end of autumn in a suitable winter quarters.
Exceptional trees and shrubs
Exceptional trees and shrubs have a high decorative value and greatly change the ambience in the garden. Despite its foreign origins, many foreign trees and shrubs in the local gardens can hibernate if they are used to similar conditions from their home. A well-thought-out selection of a wind and weather protected location helps the plants survive the frosty winter temperatures. However, some specimens are very sensitive to frost and have to be overwintered consuming. The following trees and shrubs get along well with the local conditions:
tulip tree
  • Quadriped leaves provide extravagant appearance
  • Golden yellow bright autumn coloration
  • Adult specimens form yellow-green and tulip-like flowers
  • Flowering time is in June, diameter of flowers is about 5 cm
Gold bubble tree
  • Very slow growth, growth heights are between 5-7 m
  • Forms huge but graceful and feathery leaves
  • Leaves turn red when they shoot, then turn bright yellow in the fall
  • Flowering period from July to September
  • Forms yellow Blütenrispen, these are up to 35 cm long
  • After flowering, the flowers turn into paper-thin and inflated fruit capsules
Judas tree
  • Forms countless, pink flowers from April, these sit close to the bark
  • Luscious flowering takes about 4-6 weeks, depending on the location
  • Only after flowering do the light green and circular leaves grow
  • Growth height is 4-6 m
  • Needs full sun locations, if possible in front of a warm and sheltered south face
Love beads shrub
  • Will be about man-high
  • Forms pearl-like and purple fruits starting in September
  • Fruits stick to the tree long after the fall
Real spice shrub
  • Seduces with beguiling scents
  • Forms large, mahogany-red flowers from June to July, about 3-4 cm tall
  • Both flowers and bark smell extremely aromatic
cascade shrub
  • Flowering period from July to August
  • Forms lush flowering cascades
  • Charmed with yellowish-white flowers
Chaste Tree
  • Special feature are the hand-feathery leaves
  • Leaves emit an aromatic-peppery scent when rubbed
  • Growth height is about 2-3 m
  • Late flowering in September and October
  • Forms light purple lilac flowers on panicles up to 30 cm long
Tip: When planting the young trees and shrubs are supported by the incorporation of a mulch layer in the root area thereby to survive even extreme minus degrees.
Unusual herbs

Aromatic herbs from distant lands are a visual and fragrant enrichment for the garden and the planter. In addition, the herbs also enrich the personal diet and provide culinary delights. The location preferences can vary greatly, some herbs like it sunny and dry, others rather half-shady with fresh soil. The following culinary herbs are predominantly perennial and not quite commonplace, these are suitable for both the herb bed and for the Kübelhaltung:
  • Dalmatian spice sage
  • Greek oregano
  • French tarragon
  • Caraway thyme
  • Moroccan mint
  • Orange thyme
  • Roman sorr
  • Lemon savory
Houseplants rarities
Many of the rare rarities for keeping animals are exotic plants that come from tropical climes. These indoor plants are very popular because of their extravagant appearance, but often make high demands on the care. By nature, most exotic birds do not have any rest periods and thrive and grow magnificently in autumn and winter. The following houseplant rarities have a particularly extravagant appearance:
Phoenix Roebelenii
  • Also called dwarf date palm
  • Forms pliable and fine pinnate leaves and a beautiful crown
  • Maximum height of growth is 180-190 cm
  • Needs very bright location with intense sun exposure
  • Spherical cactus with golden yellow and pronounced spines
  • Very easy-care and frugal
  • Ideal location is a full sunned windowsill
  • Extremely sensitive to waterlogging
Dracaena Compacta
  • Also called dragon tree
  • Forms two shoots on a trunk, plus dark green and long leaves
  • Preferably bright location, but also tolerates partially shaded places
  • Very resistant and easy to care for plant
  • Name is derived from the end thickened trunk
  • Forms long and delicate leaves, has unusual appearance
  • Prefers full sun with warm temperatures
  • Stem has a good storage capacity, plant can withstand longer dry periods well
Blazing sword
  • Belongs to the family of the pineapple plants
  • Forms bright green leaves
  • Inflorescences are red and reminiscent of flames
  • Ideal is a bright location, but without direct midday sun
Aloe marlothii
  • Spiny Aloe Vera plant
  • Needs bright and warm window seat
  • Moderate water and nutrient requirements
  • Needs rest in winter
Venus Flytrap
  • Carnivorous plant
  • Leaves are transformed into a flap trap
  • Trap produces nectar and attracts insects
  • Loves sunny locations and moist plant substrate
Aeonium arboreum
  • Also called rosette thick leaf
  • In the blazing sun, the green leaves turn dark red
  • Older specimens form beautiful yellow inflorescences
  • Needs bright and warm window seat, low water requirement
Crassula marginali
  • Has unusual coloring, forms pink-red leaves
  • Semi-hanging plant, well suited for hanging baskets
  • Extremely robust and easy to clean
  • Preferably bright and warm window seat, low water requirement
Rare plants for the garden and houseplant rarities often have a curious and exotic appearance and create a whole new ambience. Many of these varieties are available from specialist retailers, some only from specialist retailers. Before buying, the interested gardener should inform himself comprehensively about the desired specimen, so that there will be no disappointment later in the cultivation. If the plant is not suitable for the present site conditions, it can not or only poorly survive there. With the right choice, however, even exotic plants flourish and thrive in the native latitudes and delight the viewer with a decorative ornamental value.


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