Flowers 花

洛神花 Roselle

  • 特點:熱帶及亞熱帶地區的錦葵科灌木植物。莖皮紅紫色,淡黃色花,花萼呈杯形五裂,授粉結果後變肉質,稱作果萼。

  • 種法:耐旱怕濕,喜光,喜溫,適合生長環境溫度在25-30℃ 範圍。宜選有充足陽光、土層深厚、排水良好的砂質壤土種植。

  • 用法: 通常作花茶或果醬食用。富含花青素、原兒茶酸、鐵質和鉀質等物質,具抗氧化、去水腫、保護心血管健康等功效。

  • Introduction (description): Roselle is a flowing plant of the Malvaceae family from tropilca nad subtropical regions. it has a reddish-purple stem, light yellow flower, and after pollination, cup-shaped calyxes.

  • Guide to planting: The soil should not be too wet and slightly dry. The idela tempurture to grow roselle is between 25 to 30 degree Celsius, with strong sunlight.

  • Uses: The flower of roselle can be used to make tea or jam. The flower are rich in anthocyanins, while roselle seeds are a good source of lipid-soluble antioxidants.

洛神花-語音導賞
Roselle - Audio

天山雪蓮 Saussurea Involucrata

  • 特色:瀕危植物,新疆特有的名貴草藥。味苦、辛,性熱。溫腎助陽,祛風勝濕,活血通經。

  • 種法:耐寒。生長時期為8個月。夏天烈日當空,散光照射即可。冬季要減少淋水量。乾旱才淋水,雨後要及時排水。

  • Introduction (description): Originating from Xinjiang China, the rare and precious herb is one of the endangered plants, commonly known as Snow Lotus. Saussurea Involucrata has a bitter and acrid taste.

  • Guide to Planting: The plant endures cold weather and takes 8 months to grow. It likes mild sun in summer while requires even less water in winter. Watering is only needed after drought, and it should be drained in time after rain.

  • Uses: In Chinese traditional medicine, it is used to treatment in inflammation-associated disorders, blood circulation acceleration, and heat and dampness elimination due to its 'hot' nature.

天山雪蓮-語音導賞

秋英 Cosmos Flower

  • 特點:又名大波斯菊屬,屬於菊目菊科。花色絢麗,有白、紅、黃、粉、紫、橙等多種顏色,亦有複色品種。葉為一回或二回羽狀複葉。

  • 種法:春季和秋季最適宜秋英生長,土壤需具備良好的透氣性和養分,保持微濕。

  • 用法:主要作為觀賞用途。

  • Introduction (description): Cosmos is a genus in the sunflower family. Its color is very variable between the different species. The leaves are pinnate or bipinnate.

  • Guide to planting: It is preferred to grow cosmos flowers in spring or autumn. They can tolerate dry soil.

  • Uses: The uses of Cosmos is mainly ornamnetal.

秋英-語音導賞
Cosmos Flower - Audio

 向日葵 Sunflower

  • 特點:黃色舌狀花,因花序隨太陽轉動而得名,是菊科向日葵屬的植物,別名太陽花。原產地據信為北美洲。

  • 種法:適宜日照充足、排水良好的地方,避免土壤過度乾燥,必須經常澆水。栽培的土質以含有豐富有機質的砂質壤土為佳。

  • 用法:向日葵可提取土壤有毒成份,如鉛,砷和鈾,並可在過濾的過程中和放射性同位素和自來水中的有毒成分和有害細菌等。另外葵花籽可作零食或榨油作烹調用。

  • Introduction (description): Sunflower is of the daisy family Asteraceae native to North and Central America.

  • Guide to planting: Sunflower plants prefer loose, well-drained soil, with constant moisturizing.

  • Uses: Sunflower roots can bring various kinds of beneficial bacteria to the soil, removing harmful contaminants from soil.

向日葵-語音導賞
Sunflower - Audio

 蔦蘿 Cypress Vine

  • 特點:原產墨西哥,俗稱五角星花,屬鏇花科一年生草本花卉。花冠深紅鮮艷,花開時活象一顆顆閃閃的五角紅星,除紅色外,還有白色。

  • 種法:蔦蘿抗逆力強,管理簡便。宜種植於向陽,肥沃的土中,盆栽須立支架,供其纏繞。

  • 用法:一般用於布置,或綠化陽台。

  • Introduction (description): Cypress vine is a species of vine in the family Convolvulaceae native to America. The flowers are trumpet-shaped with five points in red, pink or white.

  • Guide to planting: It is not difficult to grow cypress vine, which should be planted near a trellis.

  • Uses: Cypress vine is mainly used as an orament, for example, in a balcony.

蔦蘿-語音導賞
Cypress Vine - Audio

 蝶豆花 Asian Pigeonwings

  • 特點:花呈深藍色,是很典型的熱帶植物,原產於亞洲熱帶地區,是豆科蝶豆属的植物,也有白花變種。

  • 種法:喜歡高溫日照充足,對土壤較不要求,但還是以排水良好砂質壤土為佳。

  • 用法:蝶豆花比其他植物有多10倍的花青素,可被當成是一種天然食用色素,加入食物或飲品,或作染色用。

  • Introduction (description): Native to tropical Asia, Asian pigeonwings belong to the family Fabaceae.

  • Guide to planting: Asian pigeonwings enjoy full sunlight, and can adopt almost all types of soil conditions, from sandy or heavy clays.

  • Uses: Flowers of Asian pigeonwings, containing anthocyanin 10 times more than normal plants, is a natural food dye.

Asian pigeonwings - Audio
碟豆花

 矮牽牛 Petunia

  • 原產:南美洲

  • 外形:植株附有黏腺毛,花呈喇叭狀。花的顏色彩豐富:有深淺不同的紅、紫、藍、橙等,也有白色的花。

  • 種法: 要陽光充足,至少每日要有4小時的日照,通風也要好。生長於悶熱潮濕之地,容生病也。

  • Origin: South America

  • Description: The petunia plants are covered in glands, and the flowers have funnel-shaped, in color white, purple, pink, yellow, red, or blue. 

  • Guide to planting: They need at least four hours of sunlight every day and grow in moist soil and conditions of low atmospheric humidity. 

矮牽牛-語音導賞
Petunia - Audio