Cyclamen Persicum

Cyclamen persicum- Family Primulaceae With their winter blossoms of reflexed petals that look like a shooting star hanging inches above the foliage, these lovely plants are growing in popularity as a seasonal centerpiece to the holiday home. You would not think so to look at it, but this beautiful, seemingly delicate, fall and winter blossoming plant is native to rocky hillsides and shrubby woodlands from south Central Turkey down to Israel, Jordan, and Algeria. The name comes from the Greek ‘Kylos’, meaning circle. It can also be found in Tunisia and the Greek Islands. With its mounding habit, it is perfect to bring indoors as a container plant for the colder seasons where most flowering

Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering'

Salvia clevlandii ‘Allen Chickering’ This attractive shrub is the hybrid of two Southern California native Sages, clevlandii and leucophylla, making it ideal to grow in the coastal scrublands of California. It was introduced to the commercial nursery market by Allen Chickering, Head of the Santa Ana Botanical Garden. Salvia clevelandii ‘Allen Chickering’s ‘ flower spikes are decorated spring through late summer with whorls of lovely lavender flowers that are irresistible to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. The grey green leaves emit a lovely sage fragrance due to the high levels of oil content that contribute to the drought and heat resistance of this plant. This upright mounding bush

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