RACIST NOMENCLATURE

Racism is a disease afflicting every level of society. The symptoms are as obvious as a cross burning or as subtle as a schoolteacher's subconsciously lowered expectations. Its presence casts an ugly shadow across society--unfortunately, even into our flower gardens and the language that scientists use to describe their inhabitants. Sad to say, a number of racially offensive common plant names long ago slipped into the vernacular of gardening, and some have found their way into horticulture.
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Nigger Boy Rose- A dark red hybrid tea rose bred by George Knight and Sons (Australia, 1931). Flowers are a very dark velvety blackish maroon with a strong fragrance.  56 petals.  Small to medium, very full (41+ petals), globular, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  Old nursery catalog listing:   Continuous and profuse bloom. Low growing, excellent in mass plantings.  $1.35 each; 3 for $3.50.Special price for six— $5.95.

Nigger Boy Rose- A dark red hybrid tea rose bred by George Knight and Sons (Australia, 1931). Flowers are a very dark velvety blackish maroon with a strong fragrance. 56 petals. Small to medium, very full (41+ petals), globular, high-centered bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds. Old nursery catalog listing: Continuous and profuse bloom. Low growing, excellent in mass plantings. $1.35 each; 3 for $3.50.Special price for six— $5.95.

NEGRO BOY, 1910  - Its name may be a troubling anachronism, but this old crocus is too special to let go extinct. It’s the world’s deepest, darkest crocus, with midnight purple petals set off by a heart of gold and a tiny edging of silver. All but lost, it was preserved by one far-sighted collector in Latvia. C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland

Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs 1910 "Negro Boy" Crocus. Proof that there is no exception to the rule against renaming historical cultivars. Nice crocus, though :/

KAFFIR PLUM (Harpephyllum caffrum) - A red fruit, somewhat like a smaller and oval shaped plum. Has red pulp that is fairly sour to the taste, through tasty, and has a variety of edible uses. The tree is also enjoyed as a low-care ornamental in subtropical and tropical regions alike.

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Xanthorrhoea minor "Blackboys"-  is a small, grass-like plant with arching, linear leaves to about 80 cm long. The leaves are usually concave in cross-section. This species does not develop an above ground trunk, however, it has a branched subterranean trunk which can produce a multi-crowned habit with leafy clumps developing at the top of each trunk. Although grass-like in appearance, the leaves are stiffer than those of typical grasses.

It is an Australian native grass-like plant that does not develop an above ground trunk. sun or dappled shade. The plant also makes an excellent container specimen.

Zamia pumila - Sometimes called "Coontie Palm," this is not actually a palm but a palm-like cycad plant.  It's one tough cookie - perfect for dry areas, cold tolerant, not choosy as to light - yet it provides an appealing fine-textured look.

Coontie Zamia pumila Coontie is a very hardy, slow-growing cycad that works well as a superb, low-maintenance shrub.

ECHINACEA PALLIDA - "Kansas Niggerhead"

ECHINACEA PALLIDA - "Kansas Niggerhead"

The black-eyed susan "Nigger Daisy" - Is a flowering plant in the composite family. Composite (pronounced kuhm PAHZ iht), is the common name for a large family of flowering plants. The scientific name for this family is Asteraceae or Compositae.

More a summer all summer long flower, and I love them!

Kaffir Lily - A summer flower out in the garden, Kaffir Lily can be forced into bloom indoors in late winter or early spring. This member of the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) bears clusters of 10-15 trumpet-shaped flowers above a thick, upright stem. Bright orange flowers with yellow centers are most common; however, red, peach, yellow or white varieties are sometimes available.

Kaffir Lily produces a cluster of gorgeous, trumpet-shaped orange flowers in spring. Find out how to coax the most blooms.

The Kaffir lime tree (Citrus hystrix) is commonly grown for use in Asian cuisine. While this dwarf citrus tree, reaching up to 5 feet tall, can be grown outdoors (year round in zones 9-10), it is best suited for indoors. The Kaffir lime tree thrives in potted environments and would benefit from placement out on the patio or deck; however, its container needs to provide adequate drainage.

Care Of Your Kaffir Lime Tree. The Kaffir lime tree is commonly grown for use in Asian cuisine. While this dwarf citrus tree can be grown outdoors, it is best suited for indoor culture. Learn how to care for a Kaffir lime tree in this article.

Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) "Nigger Toes" is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and also the name of the tree's commercially harvested edible seed.

The Brazil nuts are rich in fat, carbohydrates, protein and vitamins and its known as Bertholletia excelsa. let we discuss about Brazil nuts nutrition facts.


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