Week 6 - laurakgardner

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Week 6
Bedding and House Plants
Salvia splendens
• Common Name: Salvia
• Native to Brazil
• Growth Habit: annual to
tropical perennial
• Uses: bedding plant used for
height. Great in containers
• Facts: prolific and durable
bloomers, they are not
bothered by pests, and are
fairly attractive to
hummingbirds because of
their flower color and shape
• Flower: Spikes
• Flower colors: White, salmon, pink,
purple/blue, traditional Red
• Height: 8” to 3’ tall
• Leaves: Elliptical, serrated, and dark green in
color.
Tagetes erecta
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African Marigold
Compositate
Bedding Plant
Tropical
• Arrangement: Opposite
• Type: Compound
• Shape: Elliptical
• Margin: Serrated
• Vein: Pinnate
• Length: 3-6”
• Width: 2-4”
• Life Cycle: Annual
• Exposure: Sun
• Growth: Rapid
FLOWER
• Spring
• Yellow, orange, white
FRUIT
• Seed in flower head
CULTURAL PRACTICES
• Propagate by seed
• Problems: powdery mildew
Viola X wittrockiana
• Common Name: Pansy
• The pansy is a perennial that is grown as an
annual by most gardeners .
• “Flower with a Face”
Viola X wittrockiana
• Height: 4-10” tall depending on variety
• Foliage is resistant to frost
• Leaves are pinnate vein structure, with
dentate margins
• Spatulate shaped leaves
• Flowers are head or solitary, and come in all
colors but black.
– Face: dark blotches on the flower
Aracaria heterophylla’
• Common Name:
Norfolk Island Pine
• Family: Araucariaceae
• Native: Norfolk Island (New
Zealand)
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Life Cycle: Deciduous
Classification: House plant
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Needle-like
Leaf Margin: Entire
Vein Pattern: Parallel
Compound
• Flower Color: Insignificant
• Root: Fibrous
• Fruit: Cone
• Environment: Sun
• Growth: Medium
• Zones: 10
DESCRIPTION
• Leaf is a needle, but the plant is not
really a pine even though it produces
cones
Asparagus densiflorus “Sprengeri”
• Common Name: Sprengeri Fern
Chlorophytum comosum
• Common Name: Spider Plant