a plant grown by itself for ornamental effect, rather than being massed with others in a bed or border.
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How to use specimen plant in a sentence
More likely for a lovely specimen plant for your own grounds.Gardening for Little Girls | Olive Hyde Foster
The specimen plant has no chance of displaying itself under such conditions.Garden-Craft Old and New | John D. Sedding
It is more suitable as an isolated specimen plant than for the border.Gardening for the Million | Alfred Pink