The Centaurea Genus (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

The Calluna Genus (Heather; Scottish Heather; Common Heather)

Calluna is the smallest genus within the Ericaceae plant family, as it is only made up of one species of plant. This plant is called Calluna vulgaris, or heather. You can find it in many parts of Europe and Asia, as long as the soil is acidic. More often than not, this gorgeous plant lives happily in wide, open spaces, … 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

Cattleya Orchids: Facts, Different Varieties, and How to Grow and Plant Care

Even if you’re not familiar with the different types of orchids (understandable, considering it’s the largest plant family in the world), you’re probably familiar with the cattleya orchid, as it’s the one most people picture when they think of orchids. That says a lot about its enduring popularity. Out of the many types of orchids, the cattleya orchid is the … Read More

Purple Coneflowers: Different Types, Plant Varieties and Facts

One of the best ways to flood your garden with color through your borders and containers is to grow purple coneflowers.  These pigmented perennials are a part of the daisy plant family, and while there are plenty of gorgeous flowers to choose from, coneflowers really hold their own in terms of color and form, even in a completely packed, colorful … Read More

Carnation Flowers: Types and Plant Growing and Caring Tips

Carnations, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, under the Dianthus genus, are fantastic, long-lasting perennial plants which produce deceptively delicate-looking flowers in a range of colors. These particular flowers have been used as gifts for centuries, but they’ve also been a popular subject for art such as still life, as well as being loved by gardeners and poets everywhere. More often … Read More