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Macedonian Scabious, Knautia macedonica

Knautia Macedonica is a clump forming perennial. Mid-green leaves are lobed and the long lasting flowers, resembling pincushions, are borne on slender tallish stems.

Macedonian Scabious 'Mars Midget', Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'

Knautia Macedonica is a clump forming perennial. Mid-green leaves are lobed and the long lasting flowers, resembling pincushions, are borne on slender tallish stems.

Macedonian Scabious 'Melton Pastels', Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels'

Knautia Macedonica is a clump forming perennial. Mid-green leaves are lobed and the long lasting flowers, resembling pincushions, are borne on slender tallish stems.

Macedonian Scabious 'Red Knight', Knautia macedonica 'Red Knight'

Double pincushion flowers of deep crimson over deeply divided lacy green leaves. Ideal for cut flowers. Knautia macedonica is a clump forming perennial. Mid-green leaves are lobed and the long lasting flowers, resembling pincushions, are borne on slender tallish stems. 'Red Knight' has deep crimson red flowers.

Macedonian Scabious 'Thunder and Lightning', Knautia macedonica 'Thunder and Lightning'

Knautia Macedonica is a clump forming perennial. Mid-green leaves are lobed and the long lasting flowers, resembling pincushions, are borne on slender tallish stems. Thunder and Lightning is a new variegated variety which forms a low mound of light green leaves with creamy-white margins. Tall and branching, wiry stems bear loads of small, reddish-purple flowers throughout the early summer and into autumn.

Macleaya cordata, Plume Poppy

A tall, fast, growing, spreading plant for the back of a flower bed. Leaves are large, green/grey and shaped like large oak leaves or the palm of a hand, The flowers grow on tall spikes/spires and white/cream in colour.

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume', Plume Poppy 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

A tall, fast, growing, spreading plant for the back of a flower bed. Leaves are large, green/grey and shaped like large oak leaves or the palm of a hand, The tiny flowers grow on tall spikes/spires and are pink/buff in colour.

Macradenia multiflora, The Multiflowered Macradenia Flower

At 6" - 10" tall, with Inflorescences that are produced from the axles of the basal leaves. Each growth can produce 2 inflorescences but usually produce one in cultivation. The flower stems are semi-pendant and produce 5-25 flowers loosely clustered at the end of the stem. Sepals and petals are bronze to a red-bronze. The labellum is white covered in small pointallistic red-purple spots and a red-purple strap shaped midlobe.

Macrozamia Communis, Australian Cycad

Cycad, common name 'Sago Palm', is one of the most primitive living plants and is a popular ornamental. It forms a trunk, topped with feathery leaves. Often called "living fossils", Cycads have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Many are grown as indoor plants, but benefit from spending time outdoors in warmer, frost-free months. Macrozamia Communis has a large subterranean trunk from which sprout a fountain of glossy, arching leaves. Looks wonderful in a conservatory, but can also be grown outdoors in areas with a mild Winter, with good protection against frost

Madagascan Palm, Pachypodium brevicaule

Pachypodium brevicaule is a tuberous plant with a very low growing and very wide trunk which does not produce any branches but sprouts rosettes of leaves. It is an unusual plant producing waxy, dark green foliage. It is considered a dwarf variety.

Madagascar Bonsai, Euphorbia cylindrifolia subsp. tuberifera

This subspecies has a great spherical caudex and short branches that are tipped with thin, cylindrical leaves. Euphorbia succulent varieties are easy to grow and are suited to any well drained soil in full sun. They grow well when there is a layer of brick and charcoal pieces, on top of which sandy loam soil is spread. They need little maintenance. Young plant are happy growing indoors.

Madagascar Dragon Tree, Dracaena marginata

The leaves are quite slim and are produced when the trunk grows stems (cane) from the side. The stems can be trained if you don't want them growing upright. These stems have a grayish brown bark and will produce smaller stems, so the Dragon tree really needs to be pruned to avoid the plant from growing in all directions.

Madagascar Dragon Tree, Dracaena marginata 'Tricolour'

There are about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs which belong to the genus. The larger species are commonly known as Dragon Trees and the remaining species are known collectively as shrubby dracaenas. They are smaller and shrub-like, with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves. Dracaena plants are suitable for use as houseplants.

Madagascar jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda

Stephanotis is a climbing plant with thick dark green shiny leaves, and very fragrant white waxy-looking tubular flowers.

Madagascar Ocotillo, Alluaudia procera

Spiny succulent with a fleshy trunk and leaves for storing water. It's deciduous so it loses its leaves in the winter. The flowers are yellowish or whitish-green in crowded clusters at the end of the branches.

Madagascar Palm, Pachypodium lamerei

Pachypodium lamerei has large thorns which adorn its tall stem and the sparce, dark-green waxy leaves grow just at the top of the plant. It is a stem succulent that bears large, fragrant flowers. One of the best known pachypodiums in cultivation, as it is easy to propagate and grow. In cultivation it is often marketed as the "Madagascar Palm".

Madagascar Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus syn. Vinca rosea

Catharanthus Roseus is an evergreen shrub grown as an ornamental plant. It grows to about .9m in height and displays smooth, glossy, dark green leaves, and flowers throughout the year. It has long been cultivated for herbal medicine as well as an ornamental plant. It survives in dry and nutritionally deficient conditions, and is popular in subtropical gardens where temperatures never fall below 5 °C to 7 °C, and as a summer bedding plant in temperate gardens.

Madagascar sundew, Drosera madagascariensis

Drosera madagascariensis is a carnivorous plant of the sundew genus (Drosera). It is a robust stem-forming species with a clearly visible stem, which stands upright in the case of younger plants and either uses its leaves to anchor itself to surrounding vegetation as it matures or bends over and forms a scrambling stem. An easy to grow from seed carnivorous plant that catches its own fertiliser (insects). As with most carnivorous plants it grows in an acid wet environment, so the best medium to use is sphagnum moss peat (without added fertiliser) or well rinsed coconut coir and perlite. Most carnivorous plants catch insects because they grow in acid/ wet environments where nutrients are lacking. They also never tend to see alkaline water so it is best to water with rainwater.

Madagascar-palm, Pachypodium geayi

Pachypodium geayi looks very similar to Pachypodium lamerei and P. rutenbergianum. Grow Madagascar-palm in full sun and any non-acidic, moderately fertile, gritty, very porous soil. Although amazingly drought tolerant, growth is lusher and flowering improves when the soil is bone dry in winter and then evenly moist in the heat of summer.

Madagascar's Baobab, Adansonia Madagascariensis

Adansonia madagascariensis is a deciduous tree, to 25m tall by about 12m in spread. It has a huge succulent trunk with comparatively small, sparse crown. The leaves have petioles but the leaflets are sessile and spatulate. It is quite easily grown from seed although they are seldom available in nurseries.

Madeira Broom, Genista maderensis

Broom can be evergreen or deciduous, and can grow upright or prostrate. Broom is usually grown for its pea-like flowers that are often fragrant. There are dwarf, small and medium-sized shrubs. The foliage is somewhat feathery. Genista maderensis is a native of Madeira, where it grows to up to 7 mtrs.It is evergreen, and in late Spring and early Summer has masses of golden, fragrant flowers

Madeira Cranesbill, Geranium Maderense

Geraniums are hardy and mainly perennial and are used in a number of garden situations such as ground cover or rockery plants. Geraniums are easily grown and can transform problem places such as dry shade, hot sunny banks or moist shade. G. maderense is a robust but short-lived evergreen perennial or biennial to 1.5m, with attractively dissected leaves to 20cm in length and large panicles of purplish-pink flowers 4cm across, with darker centres

Magic Bean Plant, Castanospermum australe syn. Castanospermum brevivexillum ; Castanospermum australe var. brevivexillum

An evergreen tree, native to tropical rainforests in parts of Australia. The tree has a wide & spreading shape, greyish-brown bark, pinnate leaves that have 11-15 leaflets, and red and yellow pea-like flowers.

Magic Moonlight Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata 'Kolmagino'

Tall flowering deciduous plant. Flowers from mid to late summer. A plume-hydrangea with large flowers. The size after 10 years is 3 m. The flower colour is cream white. This plant is completely hardy.

Magnolia, Magnolia

Magnolias are long-lived, deciduous shrubs or trees, they flower at various times dependent on the variety. The leaves are dark green and glossy, flowers can bescented and can be coloured pink, yellow, white or purple, fading as they age. After flowers die, purple/brown fruits appear in the shape of a cone.

Magnolia acuminata 'Yellow Bird', Yellow Bird Magnolia

This hybrid magnolia is an upright, tree bearing yellow, goblet-shaped, flowers in spring as the leaves emerge. Plant in a sheltered location away from strong winds. Avoid frost pockets and direct southern exposure. Best in rich, acidic soil. Sun to partial shade.

Magnolia 'Apollo', Magnolia 'Apollo'

Magnolias are long-lived, deciduous shrubs or trees, they flower at various times dependent on the variety. The leaves are dark green and glossy, flowers can bescented and can be coloured pink, yellow, white or purple, fading as they age. After flowers die, purple/brown fruits appear in the shape of a cone. 'Apollo' sports pinkish/white-purple flowers. Unusually, this magnolia flowers at a very early age but can grow into a very large tree reaching 10m or more in height. So, give it plenty of space.

Magnolia 'Atlas', Magnolia 'Atlas'

Magnolias are long-lived, deciduous shrubs or trees, they flower at various times dependent on the variety. The leaves are dark green and glossy, flowers can be scented and can be coloured pink, yellow, white or purple, fading as they age. After flowers die, purple/brown fruits appear in the shape of a cone. 'Atlas' very large (35 cm. across), upright, cup-shaped flowers, that are baby pink outside and white inside. Flowers are produced from a young age.

Magnolia 'Black Tulip', Magnolia 'Black Tulip'

Mid season flowering, deep burgundy-purple, tulip-like flowers that grow up to 15cm in diameter, crowd the slender stems before the larger than average leaves emerge each spring. It is one of the darkest flowering of all the magnolias and it is quite simply gorgeous. Use it as a feature plant in a spring garden

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