37 Hardy Texas Perennials (North and South Texas Perennial Flowers)

There are certain Texas perennials that are much hardier than others, and they can really make or break your landscape design when you put them in. This is why it’s so important to pick out hardy and pretty plants that will come back year after year, and we’ve rounded up the best Texas perennials for

Is Poisonous Oleander Toxic to Humans? 

Popular for its vibrant flowers, the Oleander plant is a vibrant addition to the garden. A versatile specimen, its tolerant nature, meaning that it is able to withstand salt spray and drought makes it ideal for planting in a range of difficult conditions such as coastal gardens. Sometimes called the Jericho Rose, these plants can

How to Grow Alstroemeria Flower

The Alstroemeria flower is an elegantly attractive addition to the garden. Sometimes called the Peruvian Lily because of their lily-like flowers, these colorful plants are ideally for inclusion in mixed floral beds or cottage garden planting schemes. Popular with pollinators, they are also reliable cut flowers. Easy to grow, the Alstroemeria flower is increasingly popular

46 Beautiful Purple Perennial Flowers to Grow in Your Garden 

As you’ll see in this list, there’s an incredible variety of purple flowers with different shapes, sizes, and shades of purple. So there’s something for every gardener! There are some very powerful and bold purple flowers, as well as some dainty and delicate flowers. Even if you’re not necessarily lacking a purple flower in your

20 Flowers that Start with K

Flowers are beautiful and add texture, height, and color to a space. There are hundreds of thousands of options to choose from that start with each letter of the alphabet, and we’ve covered a few already. Now, we’re going to outline 20 flowers that start with K in this article. You might learn about several

Cornflower Growing Guide and Care Tips

It’s hard to go wrong when you put old-fashioned cornflowers in your garden. It produces 1 ½-inch double blooms that look a lot like miniature carnations, and they’re very easy to grow and maintain. They were originally a native Asian and European pasture flower, and cornflower was naturally eradicated from the natural habitat using modern

17 Types of Tree Roses and Growing Tips

Tree roses are very unique plants to have in your garden, but they don’t come about naturally. Generally speaking, tree roses are plants that have a minimum of three parts all grafted together. You’ll get a hardy rose rootstock, a rose cane that serves as the plant’s trunk, and a very showy hybrid rose at

27 Beautiful Star-Shaped Flower Types For Your Garden

Native American plants that fall into the Eurybia genus are well-known for having star shaped flowers. The flowers come in various colors, but they are most often, white, yellow, or red. So, it’s common for many people to call them Eurabia stars or starry Eurabia. Generally speaking, star shaped flowers are bilaterally symmetrical. They can

How to Grow and Care for Star Flower

The star flower is a wildflower that is native to the forests and woods of North America, and you can find it growing in tamarack and birch bogs. It also grows in sandy swap rises, and in sandy soil that you’ll find around the edges of woodlands. Star flowers tend to do very well in

How to Grow Star Jasmine in Pots 

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides) is an attractive flowering plant. The star-shaped white flowers contrast nicely with the plant’s rich green leaves. When fully open the flowers of this fast growing climber emit a pleasing vanilla-fragrance which is reminiscent of a real jasmine plant. Also known as Confederate Jasmine, these plants are ideal for providing floral

How to Overwinter Geraniums 

A garden favorite, the tender geranium, commonly known as the pelargonium, is a colorful addition to the flower bed or container garden. Typically cultivated as annual plants, pelargoniums are hardy in USDA Zones 10 and warmer, such as the warm climates of Southern California. This means fans of the pelargonium in cooler climates must purchase

32 Flowers That Bloom at Night – Facts and Photos

We all want to get gardens that are packed full of texture, color, and visual interest during the daytime, but have you ever given a thought to what your space looks like at night? When the sun goes down, many flowers close, and this allows the garden to lose some visual appeal after dark. This

How to Grow Stock Flower

One of the most popular cottage garden plants, the stock flower is prized for its colorful blooms and clove-like scent. Heritage varieties are particularly fragrant. Said to have been introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th century, these distinctive flowers were a popular plant during the Victorian-era. In England these

21 Plants with Virtually Black Flowers – Facts and Photos

Black flowers have a very unique appearance, but it may surprise you to know that it’s impossible for a plant to be completely black. Instead, what you see as a black flower is usually a very deep shade of blue or purple. Because they’re so rare, having a darker colored flower in your garden or

Growing the Torenia Flower – A Guide with Tips

Torenia is a very small genus that has three species of very delicate-looking flower plants in it. These plants include T. crustacea, T. asiatica, and T. fournieri. The torenia flower has many different common names you may call them, including Bluewings, the Wishbone flower, Nanioola’a, and Ola’a Beauty. However, the species most people think of

18 Beautiful Rare Flowers – Meanings, Photos, and Growing Tips

Flowers are an integral part of many landscape designs and gardens, and it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to gardening or a veteran, you can appreciate the beauty that flowers offer. They’re the perfect gift or decoration, and you can make your space stand out by incorporating a rare flower or two into the

How to Care for and Grow the Balloon Flower

Balloon flowers are also known as Platycodon grandiflorus, and they’re clump-forming perennials that are a member of the bellflower family. However, the blooms don’t look like bells. Instead, you’ll get balloon-like, puffy buds that will swell to produce two or three inch star-shaped flowers. This easy-growing plant will produce blooms throughout the summer months with

18 Flowers That Mean Death or Mourning

Flowers play a huge role at funeral rituals in different religions and societies. The language of flowers is called floriography, and the Victorians formalized it. Most flowers that mean death and mourning pulled their modern symbolism from this era. However, the links between flowers and death existed far before this period, way back in ancient

25 Early Spring Flowers – Care Tips, Photos, and Facts

After winter’s dreary gray and brown hues, it’s exciting to see those colorful early spring flowers pop up. Perennials, annuals, and shrubs will all start to show their finest come springtime, and this is how you know winter is gone for the season. Mother Nature may be much more fickle than we’d like in March

How to Grow Queen of the Night Flower 

A stunning cactus, the Queen of the Night flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is popular for its large, sweetly fragrant blooms. As the name Queen of the Night suggests, these distinctive spider-like blooms open in the late evening, after the sun has set, filling the early night air with its distinctive fragrance. Also known as the Orchid

31 Rare Kinds of Hibiscus Varieties

Hibiscus is a flowering plant that you see growing in tropical, warm climates for the most part. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and very big, and you can choose from roughly 200 species that all fall under the mallow family. The flower’s pistils protrude very dramatically from the flower’s horn to make them very showy flowers,

20 Flowers That Start with R

The following flowers that start with r are all attractive, versatile additions to the garden. Many of our suggested specimens are also easy to grow and suitable for a range of different garden styles and sizes. Ideal either on their own, planted in groups or mixed with other flowers as part of a wider floral

10 Pretty Purple Forget Me Nots

If one flower was every unforgettable, it’s the purple forget me not. This flower is famous for the delicate flowers with yellowing coloring on the throat. When you grow them under the correct conditions, you’ll get prolific bloomers that flower from spring until well into the summer months. In addition to the rich blue and

29 Beautiful Bell-Shaped Flowers

Creating your garden and upkeep it can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the spring and summer seasons. Gardening isn’t usually too demanding while being a nice source of mental stimulation, and there is a huge range of vegetables, plants, shrubs, and bell-shaped flowers you can add to make it more enjoyable. If

27 Beautiful Flowers that Start with B

There is a stunning amount of flowers that start with B, so it’s not possible to cover all of them in this list. However, we did pick out some of the most popular ones that range from native wildflowers to beautiful perennial and annuals. We put special emphasis on varieties that are easy to grow

35 Pretty Types of Lotus Flowers

In many parts of the world, all types of lotus flowers are considered to be sacred. They are well known for their religious significance and their beauty, especially in Asia. This is a very ancient type of flower, and some seeds have been germinating for well over 1,000 years. This makes it one of the

10 Types of Geum and How to Grow Guide

Popular for its jewel-like flowers, textured aesthetic foliage and bright colors, the geum is an attractive addition to any planting scheme. Also known as the Avens plant, these colorful flowers are part of the rose family. An attractive colorful flower, the geum is a good companion plant for other sun loving perennials. They can also

15 Colorful Types of Cosmos Flowers

Big, bold and colorful, it is easy to see why the cosmos flower is such a popular member of the flower garden. Part of the Asteraceae family along with zinnias, daisies and chamomile, these colorful daisy-like blooms are a vibrant choice. The showy blooms in shades of pink, white, maroon, red and white are guaranteed

25 Prettiest Bulb Flowers: List for Gardeners

Bulbs are one of the easiest ways to add beauty and color to your flower beds, woodland or prairie landscapes, yards, and home gardens. You won’t have to worry about germinating seeds. Additionally, if you want to treat your bulb flower list as annuals you add back in each year, you will have a very

24 Hardy and Popular Types of Marigold Varieties

The dozens of marigold varieties are very versatile and colorful Mediterranean flowers that have managed to adapt to a huge range of growing conditions as they’ve traveled the world. This adaptability factor has made marigolds one of the most popular and common plants with beginner and veteran gardeners alike. Marigolds are very easy to grow

20 Colorful Coneflower Varieties and How to Grow Guide 

The coneflower has long been one of the most overlooked flowers in the garden. In recent years that has started to change. Breeders have spent more time and effort developing new varieties with better resistance, more versatility and a wider range of colors and shapes. This has led to the native wildflower enjoying a much

25 Tremendous Tall Flowers 

Tall flowers are a great way to add color, height, structure and interest to the garden. Suitable for a range of planting schemes and garden designs, tall flowers can also be used to mask walls and fences or introduce privacy to open areas. When planting tall flowers take into account your chosen position. If planted

20 Standout Types of Sunflowers

One of the best additions to the garden, everyone recognizes the tall, yellow open blooms of the sunflower. However, there are actually many different types of sunflowers. They can be tall or short and come in a range of eye-catching colors. Some varieties even produce multiple blooms on a single stem. This versatility means that

20 Attractive Types of Orchids 

Elegant and attractive, the exotic orchid is one of the most popular houseplants. To the uninitiated, caring for one of these attractive flowers can seem a daunting proposition. But it really isn’t. Requiring just a little care and patience, the orchid is one of the most visually rewarding plants around. This guide to the different

The Complete Guide to the Aconite Flower

The aconite flower, also known as monkshood, is an attractive herbaceous wildflower. The plants can be found growing in mountain meadows all across the northern hemisphere. The aconite flower is an increasingly popular addition to the garden because of its purple blue blooms and attractive foliage. Further adding to the attraction is the plant’s moderate

15 Laurel Flower Plants and How to Care for Them 

The laurel flower is an attractive addition to the garden. It is also a versatile specimen. The laurel flower can be cultivated as either a flowering shrub or small tree. However you choose to grow them, these attractive specimens add height and interest as well as long lasting structure and greenery to a space. Additionally,

25 Attractive Types of Geraniums

Geraniums are amongst the easiest flowers that you can grow in the garden. This makes them ideal for children, novices and nervous gardeners. The colorful blooms are also popular with more experienced gardeners, especially those who value the presence of a few low maintenance plants in their gardens. With just a little care the geranium

5 Windflowers and How to Grow These Colorful Flowers 

Windflowers or anemones are perennial plants, popular for their colorful, poppy-like flowers. Suitable for a range of planting schemes, despite their delicate appearance these resilient little plants are surprisingly easy to cultivate. Commonly known as windflowers because they sway in the breeze, the name anemone derives from the Greek word “anemos”, meaning wind. Members of

How to Grow and Care for All Petunia Colors

The petunia is one of the most popular bedding plants. A reliable way to introduce long lasting color to your garden, these versatile plants flower throughout the summer months. Pleasingly easy to grow, the petunia’s colors are ideal for flower beds, containers and hanging baskets. This guide to petunia colors is intended to highlight some

5 Types of Blue Bell Flower and Care Guide 

The blue bell flower is one of the most popular sights of spring, carpeting gardens, meadows, woodlands and glens. I, like many people, take great delight in walking through the springtime woods to admire these delightful blooms. But did you know that there is more than one type of blue bell flower? This guide to

27 Pretty Flowers That Start with P

There are a lot of popular flowers that start with P available, and you can most likely name a few of your favorites without having to think too hard. If you want to create a themed garden, having many flowers that start with P is one way to go about it. We’re going to give

38 Marvelous Flowers that Start with M

Sometimes, pretty things you see in nature seem far too pretty to actually be real. From brilliantly hued flowers with waxy leaves to water droplets shimmering in the sun, looking around your garden can make it seem like you stepped into another world. If you’re trying to bring another dimension to your garden or yard,

36 Large and Beautiful Poinsettia Varieties

Poinsettia flowers are part of the Euphorbia family, and these gorgeous plants have very large and bold flowers when they bloom. The flowers are native to Mexico, and they got their name in honor of the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and U.S. Congressman Joel Roberts Poinsett. Today, you may hear poinsettia varieties referred to

52 Cheerful Types of Tulips for Your Spring Garden

Gardeners have a huge amount of choices from thousands of different types of tulips when they first start shopping for these bright flowers to fill in their gardens. Many companies organize their various types of tulips into groups to make it easier to pick out the best choices for your needs. All of these flowers

17 Azalea Varieties to Plant in Your Garden

In several parts of the United States, especially throughout the Southeast, springtime wouldn’t be the season it is without flowering azalea varieties. They put on a brilliant show of color in woodland gardens starting in late March and going until early April. Because this plant has been selectively bred for centuries, you can now choose

18 Types of Bell Flowers

Bell flowers are a native plant to the Northern Hemisphere, and some cultivars come with golden leaves that are valued as much as the actual flower portion of the plant are. They are generally a low maintenance choice once you get them in a suitable location, but you do want to avoid the types that

Create Beautiful Arrangements with 25 Types of Bouquet Flowers

Fresh flowers make the perfect gifts, and the world has acclaimed giving flowers for centuries as a simple love language. No matter if it’s a birthday party, wedding ceremony, funeral service, or an anniversary, presenting different types of bouquet flowers is a way to bring a smile to their face. They can uplift the mood

5 Types of Naked Ladies and How to Care for Them 

Naked Ladies are amongst the most distinctive flowers that you can grow in your garden. Popular for their bright flowers, and surprising lack of foliage, these exotic ornamentals are an increasingly popular choice for people looking to introduce color to a green landscape or otherwise plain flower bed. Further adding to the attraction, Naked Ladies

20 Yellow Primrose Flowers

A collection of yellow primrose flowers is a great way to add early season color to the spring garden. The foliage of many varieties remains in place long after the blooms have faded, providing color, interest and a useful way to plug gaps in the flower bed before late season flowers emerge. Early to flower,

25 Types of Iris

The iris is a reliable flowering plant suitable for use in mixed flower beds and a range of planting schemes. While the flowers add dramatic color, in a range of shades including blue, pink, lavender and white the foliage provides long lasting color. Once the flowers fade, the foliage remains in place, acting as a