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Helleborus (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

Heliconia (Lobster Claw; False Bird Of Paradise)

Heliconia comes from the plant family of the same name, Heliconiaceae, and encompasses just under 200 different species, most of which come from the tropical Americas. At A Glance: What You Should Know About Heliconia These beautiful plants are instantly recognizable thanks to their dramatic flowers in shades of orange, red, pink and yellow, or a combination of these. These … Read More

Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)

Hippeastrum is often confused for amaryllis, as they are part of the same plant family, and the name amaryllis is usually used interchangeably. Hippeastrum is the genus which has at least 90 different species, and more than 500 different hybrids. In contrast, the amaryllis genus only has two species, Amaryllis belladonna, and Amaryllis paradisicola.   At A Glance: What You Should … Read More

Hydrangea (Hortensia)

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs, up there with Azaleas and Rhododendrons for seas of gorgeous flowers. These fabulous plants come from the Americas and Asia, with the biggest range of species coming from China, Japan, and Korea.  No matter if you’ve decided on a modern garden scheme or a more traditional one, hydrangeas are versatile plants … Read More

Hosta (Plantain Lily)

The hosta genus is part of the asparagus plant family, Asparagaceae. It consists of roughly around 40 different species, all of which are perennials, and come from Northeast regions of Asia.  A testament to their popularity is the sheer amount of cultivars available, as there are over 6,000 different varieties to choose from! These plants are grown ornamentally all over … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With H

Hardy Hibiscus While you may know the hibiscus as a warm-weather lover, dying at the first sign of frost, there is a hardy version which will withstand growing in colder parts of the world. There is a trade-off, however. While they won’t die in the cold, their growth rate will slow down, and you may notice fewer flowers, too.  The … Read More

Types Of Hibiscus

Hibiscus plants are a popular garden plant across the world, famous for their gorgeous flowers.  There are many types to choose from, and depending on where you live, some will be easier to take care of than others. Here we look at the different types of hibiscus, how to grow them and what they can do for your garden.  At … Read More

Hawthorn Tree Flower Meaning And Symbolism

The hawthorn is a striking tree which is grown all over the world for its ornamental beauty.  It features stunning foliage, vivid berries, blossoms, and architectural branches, each season showcasing a different side to each.  It’s so popular and easy to hybridize, which means it’s found throughout the world, with nearly countless varieties. Some varieties can reach up to 50 … Read More

Hibiscus Flower Meaning And Symbolism

Hibiscus flowers remind us of gorgeous tropical locations as one of the commonly used symbols of natural beauty you can find there.  It’s a testament to their beauty and our love for these flowers that while they aren’t native to Hawaii, they are one of the first images we think of when we picture Hawaii.  They are grown all over … Read More

Hollyhock Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Hollyhock flowers have been a cornerstone of planting schemes for many years, and it’s not hard to see why, with their huge blooms coming in a range of different colors at heights that will tower above most popular ornamentals. While some see hollyhocks as old-fashioned choices both for the ornamental garden and as a cut flower, these lovely showy blooms … Read More

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