Red spider lilies are native to China, Korea, and Nepal, though they were introduced to Japan in the 1800s where they naturalized and have become symbolically associated with death. The flowers of this plant have an unusual look, and bloom in early fall in vivid red. They last just a week or two, during which time they fade to a coral-pink.
Stargazer lilies are a hybrid that was developed in 1974 by crossing Lilium auratum and Lilium speciosum, with the specific intention of creating an upward-facing flower. They are an oriental lily hybrid, as their ‘parent’ plants were native to East Asia.
Purple is an elegant color that symbolizes royalty, mystique, creativity, and spirituality. It brings a sense of calm, mellows out the viewer, and increase positivity. Last but not least - purple and green are an excellent combo, making the purple especially magnificent color in the garden.
Blue flowers are not considered exceptionally rare, but they are certainly one of the least commonly found flower colors in gardens, with blue flowers accounting for just ten percent of all flowering plants known in the world.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect rose for your garden, whether that be a continuous bloomer or one without thorns, this list of types of roses will help you to identify one rose from another.
Johnny jump ups are wildflowers native to Spain and other areas of Europe, though they have since been introduced to North America. Typically, these flowers grow in the wild, in the meadows, wasteland, fields, and beaches.
Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas plant. The best-selling variety of this plant comes in shades of red and green, and as the plant is at its most vibrant over winter, it seems that it was created especially for the festive season.
Jacob’s ladder plant is so-called because of the pinnate leaf pattern, which resembles a ladder. Its delicate foliage is just as attractive as the cup-shaped flowers that bloom in mid to late spring and throughout the summer.
This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.
Cornflowers are a pretty annual wildflower that was once commonly seen growing natively throughout Britain's rural meadows. Unfortunately, as with many species of wildflowers, the cornflower is now rarely seen in the wild. It has become almost extinct in rural landscapes thanks to modern agricultural methods.
The biggest consideration with gaillardia flowers is to be careful not to overwater. These plants are drought-tolerant but won’t survive long in soil that’s too wet.
Marigolds grow quickly and easily in any zone and are very drought-tolerant. Be careful with them if you don’t want to spread.