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The Nerine Genus (Guernsey Lily)

There are between 20 and 30 species that fall under the Nerine genus, all of which come from South Africa. These lovely plants come from the Amaryllis plant family, and…

The Allium Genus (Ornamental Onion)

The allium genus isn’t as clear-cut as other genera, as it not only includes the ornamental onion that we grow in gardens as an ornamental plant, but also onions, garlic,…

The Protea Genus (Protea)

There are 112 identified species within the Protea genus, belonging to the Proteaceae plant family. All hail from dry regions of South Africa, and bloom in fantastic shapes and colors. …

The Fuchsia Genus (Lady’s Eardrop)

Fuchsia is a genus belonging to the Evening Primrose family, Onagraceae. It’s made up of roughly 110 different species, of mainly trees and shrubs, most of which come from South…

The Kalmia Genus (Spoonwood)

Kalmia is a small genus, containing about 10 different species of evergreen flowering shrubs, and all belong to the Erica or heath plant family, Ericaceae.  These plants all hail from…

The Datura Genus (Devil’s Trumpet)

There are nine species within the Datura genus, all of which come under the Solanaceae plant family.  Most of them hail from North America, coming in either annual or brief…

The Salvia Genus (Sage)

Part of the mint family, Lamiaceae, the salvia genus has just under 1000 different species of perennial, biennial and annual plants, making it the largest genus in the family. Salvia…

The Dracula Genus (Monkey Orchid)

One of the most recognizable genus of orchids around, the Dracula genus is made up of nearly 120 different species, which hail from Mexico, Central America, and Peru, among others….

The Petunia Genus

Petunias come from the nightshade plant family, Solanaceae, and the genus is made up of 20 different species, all of which hail from South America. Petunias are grown by experienced…

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