Oriental Flower Plants

Forty percent of the earth's plant species come from Asia. Asian plants grow in tropical rain forests, the desert, the tundra, the sub-Arctic and the steppes. Many Asian flowers are known for their scents.

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Michelia Alba

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Michelia Alba (Magnolia Alba), commonly known as the White Champaca, White Sandalwood, or White Jade Orchid Tree. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental in Asia, particularly tropical and subtropical regions of China and Southeast Asia for the strongly fragrant flowers. An essential oil is extracted from the flowers. In China, where it is known as "Bai Lan", the flowers are used to prepare yulantea. In traditional Chinese medicine, the flowers are used to move qi and relieve cough. [5]

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Chimonanthus Praecox

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Chimonanthus praecox, also known as Wintersweet or Japanese Allspice. Its strongly scented pendent flowers, produced in winter on bare stems, have 15-21 yellow tepals, the inner ones usually with purplish red pigments. [6]

 

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Narcissuses

Seasonal plant. In store pick-up only.

 

Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. Narcissus grow from pale brown-skinned spherical bulbs with pronounced necks. The leafless stems, appearing from early to late spring depending on the species, bear from 1 to 20 blooms

 

The name of Narcissuses is frequently linked to the Greek myth of Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection that as he knelt and gazed into a pool of water, he fell into the water and drowned. In some variations, he died of starvation and thirst. In both versions, the narcissus plant sprang from where he died. [7]