Flowers


Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’

Looking for a different annual to add some zing to your garden? ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena is a tough, low-maintenance plant with long-lasting, intense hot iridescent pink blossoms with tiny yellow flowers that together resemble exploding fireworks. To learn more about this relatively new cultivar that works well in masses or in containers, read this article...

Gaura, Gaura lindheimerii

If you're looking for an airy flowering plant with a long bloom period, gaura is a great choice as it starts flowering on long, wispy spikes in early summer and continues through a hard frost – making it useful as an annual where not hardy. There are also many compact cultivars. Learn more about this native North American perennial in this article...

Sage, Salvia officinalis

Sage may be best known as a flavoring for stuffing at Thanksgiving, but there's much more to this aromatic plant. With attractive foliage and interesting flowers, this short lived perennial is a great addition to herb gardens, perennial borders or containers. Read more about this useful culinary, medicinal and ornamental plant in this article... 

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum is a pretty flowering plant native to eastern North America. In addition to filling natural woodland openings, this herbaceous perennial works well in informal gardens as well, offering loose clusters of pink flowers in late spring to early summer. Learn more about wild geranium in this article...

Nicotiana langsdorffii

Here's a quick-growing annual that produces lots of pendant chartreuse flowers on branched flower stems at the top of the plant. This makes it a great filler among other herbaceous plants, and the soft green color makes it a perfect buffer between clashing colors. To learn more about Nicotiana langsdorffii, read this article...

Hepatica

Spring is heralded in Wisconsin woodlands by a number of wildflowers. One of the earliest of these is Hepatica, with delicate, starry flowers in a range of colors from white to purple. Learn more about these native plants in the buttercup family, whose tri-lobed leaves were once thought to have medicinal properties, by reading this article...

NGB’s Annual of the Year 2013: Gerbera

The National Garden Bureau is focusing their spotlight on a plant that has large, daisy-like flowers in a wide range of brilliant colors. Gerbera daisies have been selected and hybridized to create beautiful ornamentals for container gardens or for use as cut flowers. To learn more about these stunning flowers, read this article... 

Black Petunias

Garden writers proclaimed the new black petunias as the hottest thing a year or two ago. Are these groundbreaking plants here to stay or were they just a novelty whose allure has worn off? Learn more about the performance of these interesting cultivars and how they can be used in the garden by reading this article...

More All America Selections for 2013

All-America Selections presented six 2013 Award Winners in November, and now has announced two additional winners for the 2013 season, for a total of eight Winners for 2013. Both of these additional Winners are double zinnias in the successful 'Profusion' series. To learn more about these great plants, read this article...

Desert Rose, Adenium obesum

Looking for a plant with both pretty flowers and interesting growth form? Desert rose offers large, tubular red, pink or white flowers on a plump-based succulent plant that is bound to be a conversation piece. Although not common, this plant can be found at more retailers than in the past. Learn more about Adenium obesum and its relatives in this article... 

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