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Rabbiteye Blueberry, Vaccinium virgatum

Blueberry bushes can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs that have bell-shaped flowers that can be white, pink or red, followed by 5-16 mm. berries that start green, turn reddish-purple, and, when ripe, dark purple, with a "bloom". They will only thrive in acidic soil, so if your soil is neutral or alkaline, either increase the acidity by adding sulphur chips, or acidic organic matter (such as pine-needles or composted conifer cuttings), or grow in containers, using ericaceous compost. 'Rabbiteye' is not self-fertile, and requires two or more pollinators (ie two or more different varieties grown nearby to pollinate the plant)

Rabbit's Foot Fern, Davallia solida var. fejeensis syn. Davallia fejeensis, Humata tyermanii

The Rabbit’s Foot Fern produces rhizomes that are fuzzy and resemble rabbit’s feet. The plants which are mostly grown as houseplants,can get quite large. They are suited to hanging baskets or in pots that are well off the ground to allow the interesting foliage to hang. It likes moderate light with no direct sun light and grows best in evenly moist soil with moist air.

Rabdosia longituba, Trumpet Spurflower

The stems of the clumping Rabdosia longituba rise throughout the summer, reaching 2' tall by early autumn when they are topped with 1' long, airy panicles containing hundreds of pendent, purple tubes. This is a woodland perennial.

Racehorse Tree, Tipuana Tipu

Tipuana tipu is a fast growing, winter deciduous shade tree. Considered a weed in some countries for its thick and dense root systems. It sports flowers which are bright yellow in colour and bloom only briefly in the late summer.

Radermachera Sinica, China Doll

Radermachera sinica, or china doll, serpent tree or emerald tree, is an evergreen tree native to the subtropical mountain regions of southern China and Taiwan. It has 20-70 cm. long bipinnate leaves and 15 to 25 cm wide, divided into small shiny green leaflets 2 to 4 cm long. The trumpet shaped flowers are white.

Radiance, Ozothamnus Diosmifolius 'radiance'

Ozothamnus 'Radiance' is a compact small shrub that has aromatic, curry-scented leaves and clusters of white flowers all year round. Needs to be trimmed back after each flower flush to trigger a new burst of blooms. Feed with a good low phosphorus fertiliser in spring. Great feature or pot plant.

Radiator Plant, Peperomia Angulata

Peperomia are slow growing tropical annuals and perennials that are easy to care for under average room or conservatory conditions. They have striking foliage with red stems. The foliage is fleshy, often with variegation. The fowers are insignificant. These plants need a minimum temperature of 10C.

Ragged Robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Petit Henri'

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer. 'Petit Henri' is a young, compact cousin of the well-known 'Jenny'. It bears shaggy, white, double flowers in clusters on long stems. It has an exceptionally long flowering period for a Ragged Robin

Ragged Robin, Lychnis flos cuculi

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer.

Ragged Robin Campion 'Petite Jenny', Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Petite Jenny'

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer. 'Petite Jenny' is a dwarf variety of 'Jenny' - wit pink double flowers

Ragged Robin 'Jenny', Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Jenny'

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer. 'Jenny' is a double-flowered pink Ragged Robin

Ragged Robin 'Nana', Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'

Ragged Robin, common in the British countryside,is a deciduous plant that has simple lance-shaped leaves, and pink "ragged" deeply cut star-shaped flowers in clusters from late Spring into early Summer. 'Nana' is a low-growing variety, with little pale pink frilly flowers growing over rosettes of grey-green shiny foliage from mid Spring to early Summer

Rain Lily, Zephyranthes

Rain lilies are so named because they flower after heavy rain. The flowers are somewhat crocus-like, with grass-like leaves. The flowers tend to last only a day or two, but are replaced in succession with new flowers. The flowers are funnel-shaped, upward-facing, and have 6 petals, and come in yellows, whites, oranges, reds and pinks.

Rain Lily, Habranthus Martinezii

Habranthus is one of several related genera commonly known as rain lilies. They have starry, funnel-shaped flowers and are native to tropical and semi-tropical regions of the Americas. Flowers are either solitary or in umbels of up to 4 flowers and typically appear in late spring through to autumn in response to rain. Individual bulbs are often capable of blooming more than once per year.

Rainbow Cactus, Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus

This is a small columnar cactus that when mature will form a clump about to 60 cm wide by 25 cm tall. Cacti occur in all shapes and sizes. They are extremely well adapted to drought and able to store water within the structure to ensure survival through dry periods. They can be found surviving in the driest places on the planet. Almost all cacti are succulents, and are often grown in greenhouses, particularly in regions unsuited to their cultivation outdoors. They can be grown in the ground or in suitable containers which means that they are suitable as houseplants, being tolerant of the often dry atmosphere. Potted cacti can be moved outside in the warm summer months.

Rainbow Chard, Beta Vulgaris

Swiss Chard, or Chard, is a leaf vegetable that adds colour to the vegetable garden. The leaves can be eaten young, as baby leaf salad, or, later, as a green vegetable (steamed is best). The stems, which can be white, yellow, red , orange or purple, not only add colour to the garden, but can also be cooked and eaten. Rainbow chard or Silverbeet chard, has stalks of different colours - red, white, green and yellow

Rainbow Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Rainbow Mix'

One of the most cheerful and easy to grow annual seed mixtures, Rainbow Mixed is ideal for filling gaps in borders, flowering quickly from seed, usually in only 12 weeks or less from sowing. The bright, bold single blooms are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. With their long, strong stems, they also make very good cut flowers. It is likely this species originated in Morocco.

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus

E. 'rubispinus' is a small columnar cactus with very short pink spines. When mature it will form a clump about two 60cm wide by 25cm tall.

Rainbow Moss, Selaginella Uncinata

Selaginellas are not true ferns, but they do share many characteristic with ferns beyond their cosmetic appearance. They prefer to grow in moderate to deep shade, and to be planted in fertile, well composted soil with a high organic make up, they grow slowly, and do not bloom, and adapt well to being grown as houseplants, or on the porch or patio. There are many interesting Sellaginella cultivars, with Selaginella uncinata being one of the most popular and best known. This Sellaginella is commonly called Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss because of the shimmery, irridescent, blue green and bronze red coloring of the unique lacy, fern like foliage.  The growth habit is slow, low growing and spreading, so it is a good choice for most any shaded spot that needs ground cover. It is also lovely as a potted plant or hanging basket, and is great choice for dish gardens and terrariums

Rainbow Pincushion, Mammillaria rhodantha

Mammillaria Rhodantha forms cells that are globular at first later becoming columnar to 30cm in height and 10cm in diameter. Spines vary in color from yellow to orange or red. Magenta flowers appear in late spring summer and again in autumn. M. rhodantha is an easy-to-flower and easy to grow cactus.

Rainbow Pink, Dianthus chinensis

Cool-weather annuals, biennials, or perennials. Colours include pink, rose, red, purple and white in pure or bicolor flowers with distinctively marked eyes or frosting.

Raindrops, Senecio Hybrid

Raindrops plant has long trailing stems with round, succulent leaves carried down long, slender stems. Best grown in a hanging basket to show off its trailing strands of bead-like leaves. Its trailing stems can reach 2-3 ft (60-90 cm).

Rakai Hebe, Hebe rakaiensis

Hebes are popular garden shrubs and are found in most temperate climates. They are as evergreen with decorative (sometimes variegated) leaves. The flowers, in shades of blue, purple, pink or white, appear throughout summer and autumn. They are tough and able to withstand salt-laden winds makes them especially suited to coastal areas. However, they will not thrive in regions subject to prolonged freezing temperatures. This is a dwarf species which bears masses of large, white flower spikes in mid-summer.

Rampion Bellflower, Campanula rapunculus

This introduced ornamental wild flower bears panicles of blue or white, funnel shaped flowers in mid-summer. It is grown both for its adible white, crisp roots from mid-autumn through winter and its salad leaves which can be used like spinach.

Ram's Horn Willow, Salix babylonica Crispa

Willow trees can be upright, rounded, weeping, or dwarf. The bark varies in colour, depending on the variety, and the leaves are usually sage green on the top and paler on the underside, pointed at each end, and growing alternately along the twigs. In early Spring they bear tiny flowers, and catkins. The ram's horn willow is slow growing with an upright habit growing to 2m tall. It produces twisted and spiralled leaves which curl around the straight stems.

Rangoon Creeper, Combretum indicum syn. Quisqualis indica

The Rangoon creeper is a woody vine with oval leaves and clusters of fragrant tubular flowers that open white and gradually change to pink then red, followed by fruit that taste like almonds when mature.

Ranunculus, Ranunculus

Ranunculus is a diverse genus. Some are perennial, and some are annual or biennial plants. They often have a basal rosette of leaves, and some spread by sending out runners that develop new plants at the end of the runners. Some are invasive - but some have brightly coloured flowers that make good cut-flowers, given the right conditions of sunshine and light watering. WARNING: **Many of the species of Ranunculus are poisonous and will severely irritate the skin**

Ranunculus abortivus, Littleleaf Buttercup

Ranunculus is a diverse genus. Some are perennial, and some are annual or biennial plants. They often have a basal rosette of leaves, and some spread by sending out runners that develop new plants at the end of the runners. Some are invasive - but some have brightly coloured flowers that make good cut-flowers, given the right conditions of sunshine and light watering. WARNING: **Many of the species of Ranunculus are poisonous and will severely irritate the skin**

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