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Acacia baileyana | Acacia farnesiana | Acca sellowiana
Achillea filipendulina | Achillea millefolium | Acorus gramineus
Adiantum capillus veneris | Adlumia Climbing Fumitory | Aechmea fasciata

Acacia baileyana: Cootamundra Wattle

How to Grow Acacia baileyana Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Cootamundra Wattle

Cootamundra wattle

Acacia baileyana photograph by Eran Finkle, Creative Commons.


Acacia baileyana

Acacia baileyana photograph by John Jennings, CC.

Acacia baileyana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acacia baileyana
  • Common Name: Cootamundra wattle
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 120 to 240
  • Time of Bloom: Winter
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Blue
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect, Vase

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed, at a minimum of 18°C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Glasshouse red spider mite under glass
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information



Acacia farnesiana: Sweet Acacia, Cassie

Cassie

Leaves and flowers at Olowalu photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.


Acacia farnesiana

Sweet Acacia (Acacia farnesiana) photograph by Lalithamba.

Acacia farnesiana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acacia farnesiana
  • Common Name: Cassie, Sweet Acacia, Cassis
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 260
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Time of Bloom: Year-round
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Vase

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information



Acca sellowiana: Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guava

Acca sellowiana (Pineapple guava), Flowers and leaves at Crater Rd, Maui, Hawaii. photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.


Acca sellowiana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acca sellowiana
  • Common Name: Pineapple guava
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 60 to 72
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 96
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seedat 13-16C (55-61F) as soon as ripe. Semi-ripecuttings in summer. Grafts usually require a pollinator.
  • How to Prune: No pruning necessary butpruning group 8to remove any winter damaged growth in late spring
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually disease free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Areas requiring pest tolerance, Hedge, En masse , Screen, Standard, Seashore
  • Family: Myrtle family: Myrtaceae
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here


Achillea filipendulina: Yarrow Coronation Gold

Yarrow coronation gold

Achillea filipendulina photograph by jacinta lluch valero, Creative Commons.


Achillea filipendulina

Achillea filipendulina photograph by cristina.sanvito, CC.

Achillea filipendulina Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Achillea filipendulina
  • Common Name: Yarrow coronation gold
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 48
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Silvery
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Division in spring
  • How to Prune: Cut back untidy foliage in spring
  • Pests: Aphids
  • Diseases: Subject to powdery mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, En masse , Seashore
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Closely Related Family Members: Floss flower; Gold and silver chrysanthemum; Marguerite daisy; Michaelmas Daisy; and Pompoms.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Fragrant foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers
  • Genus Detail: Achillea


Achillea millefolium: Yarrow lansdorferglut

Yarrow lansdorferglut

Small flowers: Yarrows photograph by Nayuki.


Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium photograph by Andreas Rockstein.

Achillea millefolium Growing Video

Achillea millefolium Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Common Name: Yarrow lansdorferglut
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 18 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 3 to 6
  • Time of Bloom: Middle of summer to early autumn
  • Flower Details: Pink, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Division in spring
  • How to Prune: Cut back untidy foliage in spring
  • Pests: Aphids
  • Diseases: Subject to powdery mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Seashore, Woodland garden
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Closely Related Family Members: Chicory; Buttonweed; African Daisy; Purple Coneflower; and Tasselflower.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Edible, Fragrant foliage, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers
  • Genus Detail: Achillea


Acorus gramineus: Variegated Slender Sweet Flag

Variegated slender sweet flag

Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus) photograph by Cliff.


Acorus gramineus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acorus gramineus
  • Common Name: Variegated slender sweet flag, Grass-leaf sweet flag, Dwarf sedge, Japanese rush, and Japanese sweet flag
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Grass, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Variegated, Yellow
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Rhizome division at start o fgrowing season. Pot and plant out only when established
  • How to Prune: Cut back after flowering
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade, Erosion, Wet Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Foundation, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore
  • Family: Acoraceae
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Fragrant foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acoru
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here


Adiantum capillus-veneris: Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) photograph by Cliff.


Adiantum capillus-veneris Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Adiantum capillus-veneris
  • Common Name: Maidenhair Fern
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Fern, Indoor Plant

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details:
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Ground cover, Woodland garden
  • Family:Pteridaceae and Adiantaceae
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: Adiantum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here


Adlumia: Climbing Fumitory, Allegheny Vine, and Mountain fringe

The common names for the Hardy Biennial Adlumia include Climbing fumitory, Allegheny vine and mountain fringe.

They typically flower at the height of summer.

Description of Climbing Fumitory

Adlumia species such as the Climbing Fumitory are large climbers that reach heights up to five metres.

Climbing fumitory, Mountain fringe and Allegheny vine are native plants of New England in the United States of America.

Allegheny vine - Adlumia
J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

As a consequence of the plants great height it has a restrictive use in most gardens, typically only being grown in large gardens.

Climbing Fumitory

Adlumia fungosa
Climbing-Fumitory, Adlumia fungosa photographs by dogtooth77; CC.

How to Grow Climbing fumitory

It is best to sow Climbing Fumitory at a depth of 1/2 cm, they should be planted singularly in the early summer. Adlumia prefers shady to partly shady conditions.

The soil should be sandy, cool and moist with a pH that is not too acidic. Climbing Fumitory requires between 15 and 45 days to germinate. When starting growth off indoors, it is best to start Climbing Fumitory seeds off six to eight weeks before transplanting after the last frost of spring.

Caring for Adlumia in the Garden

Climbing fumitory and other Adlumia are easy to look after, it is important to grow it on a trellis for support and protection from adverse weather. It will require watering during prolonged dry spells. The soil should be kept cool through regular use of mulch.


Aechmea fasciata: Silver Vase Plant

Silver vase plant

Aechmea fasciata (also known as silver vase or urn plant) photograph by Christoph Zurnieden.


Aechmea fasciata Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aechmea fasciata
  • Common Name: Silver vase plant
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: Pink
  • Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green, Silvery, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Vase, pot

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: From offsets
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: scale insects and mealybugs
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden
  • Family: Bromeliaceae
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America
  • Genus Detail: Aechmea
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here



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