They tolerate a great deal of conditions, including drought, erosion, and heavy shade. There are a variety of cultivars that produce flowers in bright golden, orange-red, and copper-red blooms. Natively from China and Japan, these plants can grow to 12 feet high and need full sun to partial shade to thrive. Some of the varieties grown spread runners and flowers include attractive florets that give the garden different shades of colors as they mature. It needs full sun but otherwise requires minimal maintenance, making it a showy member of your garden family. Hawaii is known for its flora and fauna, and is synonymous with beautiful, picturesque, exotic flowers which are considered to be an integral part of Hawaiian culture. The entire plant is covered in small, soft, white hairs that give it its texture, and the plant can be a large plant or small shrub. It is commonly used in culinary pursuits, where it may be used as a seasoning. The plant’s starry flowers occur in an array of colors, including white, red, orange, and magenta. The unique foliage makes a great backdrop for other shorter plants. Colors of these plants vary and include white, yellow, pink, lilac, and mahogany. Most common are the lacecaps and mophead types. This flowering vine can grow to heights of 15 feet, and the vine produces white flowers between July and October. And much likes its fellow flower sisters Lily and Rose... Read More. The plant’s leaves can be used fresh or dried in dishes and herbal teas, and essential oils can be made. It needs full sun and grows best in moist, acidic soils. The colorful flower makes it worth growing though. They can be planted in areas such as flower beds, container gardens, and hanging baskets. Tea Roses are perennial shrubs that are known as the “modern garden rose”. The plant’s flowers are white to pale pink, and the plant needs full sun. They are related to mustard plants. The Queen’s Cup is a wildflower found natively in the United States. Grown as biennials, these plants need to be sheltered by have full sun to grow. Perfect for flower beds. Danica. The flowers can be single or double, and the colorways include white, pink, blue and purple. USDA Zone: 10-13. These plants produce flowers that are fluffy and last for an extended period of time. Trumpet shaped flowers bloom in summer. Black-eyed Susan is a popular variety and may stand 6 inches high to 4 feet high. The green leaves are fuzzy, and the flower is golden and daisy-like. They grow best during the spring and can grow well in rock gardens. You can enjoy lovely vases of colorful flowers from spring to fall with seasonal accents with a little planning. Large flower hybrids tend to be the most popular and flower during the summer, with a range of colors including purple, white, and red. There's something just so cheerful and friendly about the name Daisy. These plants have a tendency to become invasive. Some are evergreen, but others die during the winter. The flowers are bright and funnel shaped, with most blossoms a pink or magenta color. Perfect for dry areas with sandy soil. Xyl, originating in Central and South America tropical regions, has a woody type stem with 3 leaves and grows from an “elongated pseudobulb”. One of the most recognizable types of flowers that exist, sunflowers are known for being large and easy to grow. The Hollyhock is also known by its scientific name, Alcearosea. Tiny white flowers during summer result in an array of brilliant red winter berries. The scent is similar to that of the hawthorn family of plants, and the plant gets to be at least 4 feet tall. Fragrant blooms with large clusters of flowers in many different colors. Photo source: http://www.flowerpictures.net/flower_database/mn_flowers/mazus.html. It attracts bees, birds, and butterflies. She enjoys writing about plants that grow all over the world and tries her hand at growing several new-to-her flower species each year. Known for being great cut flowers and for having petals that can be popped. Blooming lasts from the middle of summer to relativity late in the season. Many of these plants hail from South Africa and need a warm climate to thrive. It got its name due to the soft “wooly” feel of the plant. The Daylily is not a true lily. These plants are easy to establish and long-lasting, and care must be taken to prevent them from overtaking the garden they are planted in. The Photinia has dense foliage and is a popular plant for hedging. It is a perennial and also known as a Polyanthus lily. Tithonia is native to Mexico, Central America and parts or the American Southwest. The Deutzia plant is a plant that is easy to grow. These have been used to scent cosmetic products for centuries, and fresh petals can also be put into salads and savory dishes. It is recommended to wear gloves when growing this plant. They are edible flowers and attract pollinators like butterflies. Daffodils come in many colors with one to 5 flowers per stem. It has tubular flowers that change color, and the nectar in the flowers attracts pollinators such as hummingbirds. Feverfew is a perennial flower that has aromatic and finely cut leaves. There is also a variety that comes in a cupcake shape with double petals. Echium is more commonly known as the pride of Madeira. Nasturtiums flowers in solid colors such as red, orange, and yellow, as well as variegated “jewel-toned” beauties with rich, round leaves. It is primarily used as topiary and hedge plants. Yarrow- One of the world’s oldest medicinal plants, red yarrow is seen as a source of both spiritual and physical protection. Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperis_matronalis. Giant clumping blooms which grow together in large bunches. Perfect for both outdoor growing and as a household plant. Four O’clock flowers are perennials and members of a 45-species family called Mirabilis. The Lantana is also referred to as a shrub verbena. As a cultivated plant, soapwort grows approximately 1 to 2 inches tall with blooms ranging in shades from white to rose pink. Winter Jasmine is resistant to droughts. These are often fragrant flowers, and they come in colors such as white, red, and orange, with solid, spotted, or even streaked petals. In fall, the foliage turns clear gold. The Viola is a typical border or potted flower that can be an annual or a perennial. Nierembergia is also known as the cupflower. Xylobium, nicknamed Xyl, is a member of the Orchidaceae orchid family and has over 35 species. The flowers grow in thickly clustered bunches with yellow colored flowers that are fragrant and called “pea flowers”. A long blooming plant, they can grow up to 8 feet tall and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is part of a small group of orchids from China and Taiwan, and it is typically easy to cultivate, unlike some orchids. They grow well with plants like tulips in sunny and warm locations in your garden. A wildflower that is very easy to grow, but can spread quickly. The flower has its name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow and blooms during the spring and summer seasons. Erica is also referred to as winter or alpine heath. Hyssop, which is different from anise hyssop, is a shrub that is semi-evergreen. This plant comes from the tropical areas of America, and the flowers bloom between July and the first frost. Stems are strong and straight. Dwarf species may be 6 inches tall, while other geraniums get to be around 39 inches tall. The plant is also known as sea lavender, march-rosemary and caspia. A short growing flower which produces pink, yellow and purple flowers. Alyssum or sweet alyssum is a hardy plant that features heat and drought resistance. The flower blooms are pale purple, and these plants have an extended bloom time, from early spring until the first frost of fall. Impatiens are also known as Busy Lizzie. Xerophyllum is a member of the lily family and can be grown from rhizomes or seed. Native to Russia and Serbia, this plant was brought to Europe during the Crusades. Delicate purple, blue and white blooms with a single white spotted petal. Pansies are popular cool weather flowers that do well in spring and fall. It is a perennial herb and member of the Iris family. These plants are native to Europe. It is resistant to deer and grows best in sandy soil and full sun. There is only one species of Disa plant commonly cultivated. These flowers are often used as decorations in the home or dried. Bee Balm is a bergamot plant that comes as a hardy perennial. Virginia Creeper is a vine plant that grows upward on surfaces or runs across the ground. The flowers have a sweet smell and come in colors such as white, pink and purple. The cactus plants have varying amounts of spines, with some being covered and others having them sparsely. Erigeron is a herbaceous perennial that is also known as Robin’s plantain. The blooms are clusters of small white daisy-like flowers that are produced during the summer. Gypsophila is also referred to as Baby’s Breath. Botanical Name: Heliconia rostrata. From Southern Africa, these plants do well in full sun to medium shade and are considered pretty low maintenance. Photo source: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/825/#bPerfect for dry climates with interesting foliage that can be red, purple or green. The flowers come in an array of colors, from pink to lime green and may release a pleasing scent. Comes in a variety of colors, which will sometimes bloom both in the beginning of spring and then again in late summer. Also know as a miniature Sunflower, this type of flower is easy to grow. They are prized as exotic house plants. They are seasonal bloomers that do well when planted in full sun to partial shade. You can grow them for cut flowers or use them in containers or bedding. The flower spikes often droop, with pink or red bracts that have green or blue flower petals. One of the earliest growing plants of spring, they deal well with cool weather as long as they get the proper amount of sunlight. The plants are well adapted for containers and as border plants. Lavender is a popular plant with a variety of uses, including making essential oils and for decorating. The Tiger Flower is also known as tiger iris, Mexican shellflower and peacock flower. These plants are often hybridized, which has produced a bounty of different cultivars. The flowers that bloom are a purple with a white throat between June and October, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Hawthorn, or Crataegus, is a deciduous plant that can be a shrub or tree, largely depending on how it’s maintained and trimmed back. 'Personality is to a man what Perfume is to a flower' and other great sayings. The Poppy is a common plant that belongs to the genus Papaver. Can grow to 3 feet tall. Dainty white blooms which are commonly used in hanging baskets. A desert plant that thrives on the heat of summer, this plant produces bright blue flowers. The plant gets to be 5 to 6 feet tall, and spreads to between 6 and 10 feet. The Dianthus or Pinks flowers are often referred to by other names, such as the Dianthus caryophyllus being called the clove carnations. They come in sky-blue, white, and pink colors, and the bush features fragile branches that break easily because they are hollow. Lily could be a nickname for Lillian or Lilliana if you’re looking for a more formal option. Large fragrant blooms which after a few years, will develop into large bushes. Often grown as a component of alpine rock gardens, this plant can thrive in a wide range of regions across the United States, where it has become naturalized. Numerous species exist, but the most commonly grown is the Aster novi-belgii, with blue, violet, pink, or white flowers, to mention a few colors it comes in. The plant blooms from the top down the flower stalk, and it is a popular choice for cut flowers. Some bloom only at night, and these varieties are often more fragrant than the day-blooming plants. Rose Photo source: http://www.landscapeofus.com/garden/perennial-flax-linum-perenne/. These have scarlet flowers with a red and gold venation. This plant can reach several feet tall and comes in perennial and annual varieties. The Poinsettia plant is a common flower used to decorate homes at Christmas. The Calendula plant is also known as a pot marigold or English marigold. These plants are hardy annuals that are commonly used in cut flower arrangements. 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