Month: February 2022

Flower Names Beginning With U

Uinta Cactus Flowers Sclerocactus wetlandicus, or the Uinta Basin hookless cactus, only comes from the Uinta Basin in Utah, within the US. It is a very rare plant and is classed as vulnerable, and has been on the protected species list since 1979.  It’s a fairly petite plant, getting between 4 and 25cm high. It produces barrel-shaped leaves in a … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With R

Rampion Bellflower Campanula rapunculus, or the Rampion bellflower, comes from the Campanulaceae plant family.  At one stage, this lovely plant was grown as a food source, where its foliage was treated like spinach, and its tuberous roots like radishes. If the scientific name looks vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the origin of Rapunzel, the fairy tale character. This lovely perennial … Read More

The Rambling Rose And The Climbing Rose: What’s The Difference?

While there are plants that come in many forms, perhaps the most famous of them all is the rose. Roses come in many types, including shrub roses, climbing roses, rambling roses, ground cover roses, and miniature roses. This can mean that knowing where to start in choosing a rose type is difficult, or even overwhelming.  If you have an upright … Read More

Portulacas are Tough and Versatile Succulents

Curious little plants, portulaca plants, or the moss roses, inject a treasure trove of color and life into any garden during summer.  These fabulous plants don’t require much from you in return, and help attract pollinators into your garden, while helping to suppress weeds. Interested in knowing more about portulaca? Here’s what you need to know. What Is Portulaca? Portulacas … Read More

Agapanthus (Star Of Bethlehem)

Agapanthus plants are perfect perennials which don’t need a lot of maintenance. These beautiful plants add a lot of structure and color into any garden, helping to bring out the beauty of neighboring plants, too. Interested in growing your own Agapanthus? Here’s everything you need to know. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Agapanthus Part of the amaryllis … Read More

The Fairy Rose: A Polyantha Shrub Rose

The fairy rose is as whimsical as its name. This is a compact rose which is suitable for smaller gardens, or to offset larger flowering plants or shrubs, producing petite flowers in abundance. Interested in growing your own fairy rose? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: What You Should Know About The Dairy Rose The fairy rose … Read More

The Bonica Rose

One of the most popular rose cultivars of all is Rosa ‘Bonica’, which is a floribunda rose, meaning that it produces many roses on one plant during its flowering season. This shrub is highly fragrant, an easy variety for beginners, and has a long flowering window. Interested in growing this rose? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: … Read More

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH ROSE

The Queen Elizabeth Rose

Some of the most striking roses available are created in honor or named after famous people, and among them is the Queen Elizabeth rose.  Here’s what you need to know. The History Behind The Queen Elizabeth Rose The year after Elizabeth II was crowned queen of Britain, the rose breeder Lammerts named their new cultivar after her, in 1953. The … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With P

Painted Daisy The painted daisy, or Tanacetum coccineum, adds a wealth of spring and summer color in a fairly short plant, keeping your borders neat.  These beautiful perennials work well to keep gaps from appearing when the earliest spring flowers are dying off.  This is also an excellent choice for containers where you want to show off their bright colors.  … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With K

Kaffir Lily Clivia miniata, or the Kaffir lily, is an eye-catching bulbous plant with large leaves and white flowers that bloom in early summer. The name comes from its origin as an exotic houseplant brought to Europe by Dutch settlers in the 17th century.  The leaves stack on top of each other, and at the top of the plant, it … Read More

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