Diascia Dy-ASS-ee-uh comprised of 70 tender perennial species, annual, and herbaceous flowering plants, belonging to the Scrophulariaceae family.These are a delicate kind of plant, native to southern Africa, including Lesotho, South Africa, and neighboring areas.Certain varieties grow upright, while others spill over pots.
Nemesia is a genus of annuals and perennials native to the sandy regions of South Africa, but the most widely cultivated varieties are annuals.Pronounced ne-MEE-see-uh , the name comes from the Greek Goddess of justice, Nemesis.The Nemesia flower is interesting.They bloom late in the summer but provide a second bloom in the fall when cutting back after the first bloom.
Adonis aestivalis ad-ON-iss, ee-STIV-ah-liss is an annual herbaceous plant native to Europe but has been introduced in many parts of the world, such as the eastern and western regions of the United States, North Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean region.The plant has also been naturalized in many of these areas.
The Bindweed Convolvulus plant belongs to the Convolvulaceae family and native to the Mediterranean area.Convolvulus is pronounced kon-VOLV-yoo-lus and comes from the Latin “convolvere,” which means to twine around.It’s a fitting name for the dwarf morning glory plant, as it can twine around other plants as it spreads along the ground.
Ipomoea tricolor ip-oh-MEE-a, TRY-kull-lur is a flowering vine with heart-shaped leaves and bright blue or violet flowers belonging to the Convolvulaceae “morning glory” family and native to parts of Central and South America.Common names include:Mexican morning gloryThe Mexican morning glory has become a popular annual known for its large colorful flowers, some of which change color throughout the season.
Hardy annuals provide a colorful garden with annual flowers, quickly and cheaply through the wise use of flower seeds.By planting these inexpensive seeds properly and tending to them carefully, you will be rewarded with beautiful early blooms lasting in most cases, all Summer.The most popular hardy annuals mentioned are only a few of the 100’s of varieties running the gamut of colors, sizes, and shapes.
Over 60 years have passed since the introduction of Gloriosa Daisies to the gardening public.Many growers, I believe, would name the ‘Gloriosa Daisy‘ as one of the all-time beautiful things to come out of a seed packet.It is an “average gardener’s” flower good enough for the most discriminating of connoisseurs.
Iberis umbellata (candytuft) is one of the easiest annuals to grow, and is a perfect summer annual for growing in almost any setting.Commonly grown as an edging plant or in window boxes, Iberis umbellata is native to the Mediterranean region and found growing wild through most of Europe.These wildflower plants common along the coasts and even found in parts of Spain and Greece.
The pocketbook plant (Calceolaria) with its gorgeous flower display makes it a favorite in households across the country.It’s a hardy annual plant with thick, pouch-like flowers.Due to the rounded shape of the flowers, the plant has received several common names, including:Lady’s pursePocketbook plantPocketbook flowerSlipper flowerSlipperwortCalceolaria pronounced kal-ke-oh-lar-ee-uh includes over 380 plant species of various shrubs and herbs from the genus Calceolaria (Calceolariaceae).
Pansies are popular, easy-to-grow flowers that provide early color in cold climates and winter blooms in milder climates.Pansy plants make wonderful cool weather additions to the garden. Their bright colors put a smile on a cold, dreary, winter day.The pansies we are familiar with today have come from many years of hybridizing and crossing with violas, their small, wild ancestors.
Clarkia KLAR-kee-uh is a self-seeding hardy annual plant and annual wildflower apart of the Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae).Clarkia wildflowers are so-called because they were “discovered” growing on the coastal bluffs of California by the Lewis and Clark expedition.Common names include:GodetiaSilk FlowerEucharidiumFarewell-To-SpringMountain GarlandClarkia’s Latin name is Clarkia amoena.
The Gomphrena gom-FREE-nuh is a genus of flowering plant species commonly known as Globe Amaranth.These plants belong to the Amaranth plant family Amaranthaceae and consist of around six species and numerous varieties.Common names include:MakhmaliVadamaliBachelor’s ButtonGlobeflower… the blooms on the plants are their pride and glory.
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The Cineraria plant, the term cineraria means “ash gray,” so it’s not surprising to be called the ashplant. Perhaps it’s because many varieties of the flowering senecio articulatus plant (candle plant) have gray lines of color underneath the silvery grey foliage.The flowering Cineraria plant has went through many changes over the decades.
Cynoglossum amabile SIGH-no-gloss-um, a-MAH-bih-lee are charming blue flowers painting the garden in eye-catching color. Cynoglossum is part of the Boraginaceae family along with the Baby blue Eyes flower (Nemophila) and Brunnera.The two popular varieties available are ‘Blue Showers’ and ‘Firmament’.
Gilia capitata GEE-lee-uh, kap-ih-TAY-tuh is an annual wildflower producing pretty, blue puffball like flowers and member of the Phlox family.It is native to North America, growing naturally in many parts of the United States and Canada.This hardy, rugged wildflower does well in areas lower than 6,000′ feet in elevation.
The periwinkle plant (Vinca flower) – Catharanthus roseus or lochnera rosea, also known as rosy periwinkles, is a lovely small plant that grows outside very well but also finds itself at home in a summer window.The plant Catharanthus roseus is sometimes called Vinca minor and Vinca periwinkle. It’s also commonly called the Madagascar Periwinkle.
“Look, Look, Look at the Flowers.” Who doesn’t want their garden beds or window boxes filled with annual flowers to scream as people pass by?The garden with annual plants can be as simple or complex as one wishes.All these factors can enter into your garden plan:Combining and contrasting a variety of colorsGraduating heightsVarying round and spike flower formsAll combined in creating flower color producing focal points of interestDisney World plants annuals to create gorgeous flower beds and hanging baskets!
The attractive Celosia plant from the Amaranth family goes by the common names of woolflowers, cockscomb flower and “Flamingo Feather.”The unusual looking annual flowers can bloom for up to ten weeks, with Celosia flower heads of red, purple, gold, pink or sometimes bi-colored flower colors.The name ‘Celosia’, actually means ‘burning’ in Greek, and when blooming in large numbers the Celosia argentea plumosa type blooms together, resemble an ornamental grass of fire.
Celosia argentea se-LO-see-uh, ar-JEN-tee-uh is a flowering, warm weather plant doing best in areas with a Mediterranean climate.The precise origins of this interesting plant are unknown, but it is speculated they had their start on dry slopes found in India and Africa.It is also possible they hail from the rocky regions of both North America and South America.
Dianthus (Di- AN- Thus) are perfect pot plants which are also known as pinks or Sweet Williams – Dianthus barbarous.They belong to the family of carnations and have a peculiar spicy aroma when they bloom.They are annual, biennial or perennial plants which are mostly fond as pot plants on various borders.