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Cosmos

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

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

Campanula (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

Calendula (Marigold)

Part of the sunflower plant family, plants within the Calendula genus provide plenty of uplifting color into any garden. The genus itself is made up of about 20 different species of perennial and annual plants, which come from many parts of the world, including the Mediterranean, Asia, and Europe.  Calendula At A Glance The most renowned member of the calendula … Read More

Centaurea (Cornflower; Bachelor’s Button; Basket Flower)

Centaurea is a genus of around 700 different species, belonging to the sunflower family. You’ll find the majority of these fantastic flowers come from the Eastern hemisphere, though they are grown across the world for their vivid color and beauty. Centaurea cyanus is the one most people mean when they call a plant a cornflower, or bachelor’s button, and one … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With C

Calendula officinalis Calendula is a genus of flowering perennials and annuals, coming from the Asteraceae or daisy plant family. Calendula comes from the Latin word calendae, translating to ‘little clock’ or ‘little calendar’. These plants hail from the Mediterranean, parts of Western Europe, and Southwestern Asia. These beautiful, cheery plants are also known as marigolds, which can get confusing, as … Read More

Cymbidium (Boat) Orchids: Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

While phalaenopsis orchids are probably the most widely-grown orchid, there are others that you should try growing at least once. One particular type that should always be on your list is the Cymbidium orchid, or the boat orchid. While they are quite difficult to care for if you’ve never grown an orchid before, they produce a plethora of flower spikes, … Read More

Columbine Flower Meaning and Symbolism

A firm favorite of gardeners across the world, Columbine or Aquilegia is a hardy perennial plant which will treat anywhere within your garden to pops of vivid color. Not only is it prized for its unusual shape and color, but also for its ability to grow in very low light conditions as well as full sunlight, making it perfect for … Read More

Calandiva Plant: How To Grow and Plant Care

Calandiva are very striking plants that bloom profusely with tiny flowers, suitable for growing both indoors and outdoors. You may also recognize them as Kalanchoe, specifically Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.  These plants are perfect if you want a lot of greenery in your home or garden, which produces a lot of color, but you don’t want the hassle of having to do … Read More

Crassula ovata (Jade Plant): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

One of the most well-known and widely grown succulent plants around, the jade plant, Crassula ovata, or the money tree provides shape and color to any interior, or as a focal point in an outdoor succulent garden. Here’s everything you need to know about the jade plant. At a Glance: What You Should Know about Jade Plants The jade plant … Read More

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