14 Types of Pampas Grass Varieties With Pictures

Cortaderia selloana is a species of flowering plant in the Poaceae family. It is referred to by the common name pampas grass, and is native to southern South America. Pampas grass is named for the Pampas plains, where it is endemic. It is cultivated as an ornamental in warm parts of the world and is considered an invasive species in some areas … Read more

24 Different Types of Geraniums With Pictures

Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants that includes about 280 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly called geraniums, pelargoniums, or storksbills. Geranium is also the botanical name and common name of a separate genus of related plants, also known as cranesbills. These plants are typically herbaceous perennials and can grow to a mature … Read more

Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum): History, Cultivars & Other Characteristics

There are about 130 species of maple trees (Acer) in the world, with different varieties found throughout U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.  Each species has its own characteristics, including variances in leaf shape and color, bark, hardiness and overall tree form. The bigleaf maple also referred to as Oregon maple has the largest leaves of … Read more

14 Types of Grevillea Plants (spider flowers)

Grevillea plants, commonly known as spider flowers or Grevillea, are a genus of about 360 species of evergreen flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. These plants are native to Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Sulawesi. Grevillea plants are range from ground covers to trees, and have adapted to growing from desert to high mountain … Read more

21 Types of Papaya Varieties And Their Characteristics

The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and South America. The papaya plant is part of the Caricaceae family and is native to Central America and southern Mexico. Today it is cultivated throughout the tropical world and into the warmest parts of the subtropics. The papaya fruit is slightly sweet, with an agreeable … Read more

Lawson Cypress: Origin, Characteristics, Lifespan, Cultivars And More

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Lawson cypress, is a species of conifer in the genus Chamaecyparis, family Cupressaceae. It is native to a small region along the Pacific Coast mountain ranges, from Coos Bay in southwestern Oregon to the Klamath River in northwestern California. It was introduced into Europe in 1854 and named after the Scottish nursery (Lawson & Son) where it was first … Read more

Pampas Grass: History, Characteristics, Lifespan & How To Grow

Pampas grass is an evergreen ornamental grass that grows wild in its native to southern South America, particularly the Pampas region, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It’s characterized by tall, reed-like appearance and feathery plumes, which can be either white or pink. It was introduced to Europe and North America in the 19th century and has … Read more