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Eryngium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Sea Holly)

Part of the celery plant family, the sea holly, or Eryngium, is a genus of around 250 different species, some of which are annual varieties, and some are perennials. The biggest number of different species comes from South America, but most come from parts of Europe. Eryngiums are highly-prized ornamental plants, bringing a wealth of beneficial insects into your garden, … Read More

Erica Name Meaning and Symbolism (Heath)

There are at least 850 different species of plants which fall under the Erica genus, and nearly 700 of them are only found in South Africa. The rest come from Europe, Madagascar, parts of the Mediterranean, and other areas of Africa. These plants hail from the Erica plant family, and most of them will only grow in soil which has … Read More

Epiphyllum Name Meaning and Symbolism (Orchid Cactus)

There are ten species that belong to the Epiphyllum genus, which fall under the cactus plant family, Cactaceae.  These plants hail from South and Central America, and you may also know them as climbing cacti, and orchid cacti. Epiphyllum At A Glance Epiphyllum plants are famous for their flowers, which are large, swathed in perfume, and usually come in shades … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With E

Ear-leaved Tickseed Also referred to as Coreopsis auriculata, or mouse-ear tickseed, this perennial comes from parts of North America, including Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia. The plant has bright yellow flowers that bloom in late spring through early summer. The common name comes from the shame of the petals, which are frilled at the tips. It’s a very easy … Read More

Euphorbia Lactea (Dragon Bones Tree): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Euphorbia Lactea is a fantastic plant, grown ornamentally in gardens in warm regions, and grown as a houseplant across the world. While it looks like a cactus, it is a succulent shrub which will add a lot of form and personality into any landscape or interior, as long as you meet its needs. Here’s what you need to know about … Read More

Encyclia Orchids (Butterfly Orchids): How to Grow and Plant Care

Encyclia orchids, also known as cockleshell or butterfly orchids, produce some of the most striking flowers. The unusual name of the orchid genus, Encyclia, comes from the Greek word enkykleomai, which means ‘to encircle’, referring to the shape of the orchid flower’s lip, which encircles the column of the plant. Interested in growing your own? Here’s everything you need to … Read More

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Echeveria Succulent Plant: Different Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

A very popular succulent, Echeveria pulvinata or the Chenille plant, comes from the Crassula plant family, in the Echeveria genus, famous for succulent, evergreen rosettes. Echeveria pulvinata is a lovely plant which is covered in silvery hairs from leaf to stem, and this curious characteristic has given the plant the common name chenille plant. Here’s everything you need to know … Read More

Edelweiss Flowers (Leontopodium alpinum): How to Grow and Plant Care

An alpine flower, the Edelweiss is instantly recognizable, for its wooly leaves and star-like blooms. They are scattered naturally in the Alps, only growing wild in altitudes between 5,900 and 9,800 feet. As you might expect, Edelweiss is a very cold hardy plant, tolerant of high winds and tough, rocky soil, all of which it has evolved to adapt to … Read More

Edelweiss Flower (Leontopodium nivale) Meaning and Symbolism

Whilst not the most likely flower you’ll see in private gardens, this is a captivating, unique flower that makes a great gift, and an unforgettable one at that.  It’s particularly important to Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, where it grows at high altitudes at around 5,900 to 9,800 feet, in rocky limestone.  This flower has captured the imagination of people all … Read More

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