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Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’

Houttuynia cordata should come with a warning, according to many gardeners that allowed it to grow freely around the garden. It produces underground rhizomes that “travel” into all directions, creating dense groundcover. In time it can loose it’s colorful variegation and turn back into less attractive mostly green variety. The plant just loves water. It […]

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Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’

In April 2011, I found cheap Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’ in one of the shopping centers. I instantly decided to add one clumping bamboo to my collection of seedlings I started growing the same year. Basic information: Height: 2.5 to 3 m Culm diameter: 1.5 cm Hardiness: -16 to -25 °C Characteristics: very cold hardy, clumping […]

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Borinda fungosa

Borinda is genus of a clumping bamboo that can grow considerably higher and thicker than Fargesia, but lucks it’s cold hardiness. Most of Borinda bamboos are cold hardy to around -10C. Borinda fungosa can be very vigorous grower, even when it’s just a small seedling. If it gets proper position to thrive, it tends to […]

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Phyllostachys Pubescens Moso

Phyllostachys pubescens is the largest running bamboo that grows well in temperate climate. Because of sporadic flowering that is happening all the time, seed availability isn’t as problematic as with other bamboos. Basic information: Height: 25 m Culm diameter: 18 cm Hardiness: -18 °C Characteristics: fuzzy culms, Large leaves as seedling, small leaves when mature, […]

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