Month: July 2022

Cosmos Name Meaning and Symbolism

Forming part of the daisy family, Cosmos plants have around 40 different species, consisting of herbaceous annuals and perennials. While they are native to Mexico, and parts of the Americas, they are grown all over the world as an ornamental plant. In South Africa, where there are plenty of cosmos to be found, these plants were introduced accidentally in horse … Read More

Celosia Name Meaning and Symbolism

Celosia comes from the Amaranth plant family, known for their striking, feathery flowers in many colors. The species belonging to the genus – and there’s about 50 of them – hail from tropical parts of South America, Asia, and Africa. Celosia At A Glance There are various types of celosia to choose from, which form flowers in different shapes, and … Read More

Limonium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Sea Lavender; Statice)

Also known as Caspia, or Marsh-Rosemary, Limonium is a genus of 120 different species, hailing from the leadwort family. They can be found across the world, but the greatest diversity belongs to the area between the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, and the middle of Asia, where over a hundred species can be found. Limonium At A Glance Limoniums are lovely … Read More

Wisteria Name Meaning and Symbolism

One of the most elegant genera around, wisteria are climbing plants belonging to the pea plant family, and the genus itself is made up of around 10 different species. Wisteria At A Glance These striking plants are native to Asia, the eastern parts of the US, and northern parts of Iran. They are grown all over the world for their … Read More

Solidago Name Meaning and Symbolism (Goldenrod)

Part of the aster plant family, Solidago, or the goldenrod, is the genus name for between 100 and 120 different species, all of which produce fabulous flowers. Most hail from North America, while some can be found in Europe, Asia, and South America. For rays of golden yellow flowers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a brighter option than solidago. At … Read More

Eryngium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Sea Holly)

Part of the celery plant family, the sea holly, or Eryngium, is a genus of around 250 different species, some of which are annual varieties, and some are perennials. The biggest number of different species comes from South America, but most come from parts of Europe. Eryngiums are highly-prized ornamental plants, bringing a wealth of beneficial insects into your garden, … Read More

Helleborus Name Meaning and Symbolism (Hellebore; Christmas Rose)

Hellebore or Helleborus, comes from the buttercup plant family, and is a genus made up of around 20 species of perennials. You may also know the hellebore as the Christmas rose or winter rose, but it has no ties to the rose plant family.  Hellebores hail from Europe and Asia. Hellebore At A Glance What you might assume to be … Read More

Felicia Name Meaning and Symbolism (Blue Daisy; Marguerite Daisy)

Felicia is one of the most recognizable genera within the daisy plant family, consisting of about 80 different species of perennials, annuals, and shrubs. The majority come from South Africa, in rocky or sandy soil, and are primarily known for vivid blue flowers, though they can be purple or white, too. These plants attract plenty of pollinators into your garden, … Read More

Zinnia Name Meaning and Symbolism

Zinnias come from the daisy plant family, Asteraceae, and hail from North America, with a few other types coming from South America. It’s not a large genus, made up of about 20 different species of tender perennials and annual plants. The one you’re most likely to come across is Zinnia elegans, which is native to Mexico, and is grown all … Read More

Campanula Name Meaning and Symbolism (Bellflower)

The Campanula genus is made up of about 500 different species of biennials, perennials, and annual plants which come from the Northern Hemisphere. They come from the Campanulaceae plant family. At A Glance: The Campanula You may be more familiar with the name bellflower, which describes the shape of a campanula perfectly.  There is a type of campanula for every … Read More

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