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

13 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

12 Rhododendron Varieties and How to Care for Them 

Rhododendrons are some of the most vibrant plants you can add to the garden. Reliable and long lasting, many rhododendron varieties provide year round color and structure to a space. As well as highlighting some of the most attractive rhododendron varieties currently available, this article will also seek to explain exactly what these colorful, showy

20 Most Attractive Coastal Flowers 

While many of us enjoy a sea view, cultivating a healthy garden on the coast can be difficult. The sea air, while bracing and restorative, can be difficult for a number of plants. High in salt, sea air is naturally corrosive. This poses further problems for gardeners as does the high salt content of the

20 Bulb Flower Types – Ultimate Guide

It is natural to assume that all plants develop in the same way. That each plant has the same fleshy underground storage structure at the point where the root system meets the base of the stem. This storage structure is known as a bulb, and while many plants do develop a distinct storage system not

20 Peony Varieties You Can Grow at Home

The peony is an increasingly popular choice for both gardeners and flower lovers. Thanks to their showy blooms, more and more people are looking to add peonies to their garden. While these attractive blooms may look delicate and high maintenance, peonies are actually amongst the easiest flowers that you can grow. Further adding to the

25 Brilliant Blue and Purple Flowers 

Blue and purple flowers provide a cool companion to brighter hot red, yellow and orange blooms. When planted alone they can create a soothing effect. Popular with gardeners and pollinators alike, the blue and purple flowers listed below are suitable for a range of spaces and growing conditions. 1 Agapanthus Agapanthus (Agapanthus africanus) is an

Different Types of Zinnias for Your Garden

A mainstay of the flower garden, the zinnia is a great way to fill your garden with long lasting color. Popular for their large, colorful blooms, the zinnia is one of the easiest flowers to grow. When planted in favorable conditions the plants produce masses of attractive, long lasting, bright blooms. Easy to grow from

10 Types of Lantana 

One of the most visually attractive garden plants, the lantana is prized for its bright, colorful flower clusters which sit above rich green foliage. A satisfyingly long lasting plant, with the right care and in the right conditions, they can flower from spring until early winter. An ideal choice if you want to add a

25 Most Common White Flowers Names 

When designing your garden or flower bed it can be tempting to plant lots of different colored blooms. However, while colorful flowers are great, you shouldn’t neglect the simple, white flower. As you will see from our white flowers names list, light, simple or pale blooms can help to balance an area and enhance greenery.

12 Types of Begonias for Your Garden 

Originating in tropical and subtropical areas, begonia plants are prized for their asymmetrical, variegated or patterned foliage which, along with their large blooms, adds color and interest to shady areas of the garden.  Thriving in flower beds, planters, hanging baskets and window boxes, these attractive specimens can also be grown indoors as office or house

A Complete Guide to Different Types of Chrysanthemums 

One of the most popular fall flowers, there are actually many different types of chrysanthemums. Native to Asia, in the wild over 40 different chrysanthemum species have been recorded, while many more varieties are cultivated by gardeners around the world. The different types of chrysanthemums each have their own distinct characteristics, helping us to tell

The Parts of a Flower Explained

As a gardener, you’ve undoubtedly gotten up close and personal with a variety of different flowers. However, you may not be familiar with the function of each part of a flower’s anatomy. Plants are incredibly fascinating, and all the parts that make up a flower play an important role in a plants’ life cycle. If

10 Fabulous Jasmine Flowers

Elegant and fragrant, Jasmine flowers are one of the garden’s most delightful plants. Also suitable for indoor cultivation these attractive blooms are unsurprisingly popular with gardeners and pollinators alike. But did you know that there is more than one type of flower? These attractive plants actually come in a range of shapes and sizes as

4 Types of Marigolds and Why they Benefit Your Garden

One of the most attractive flowers, the marigold is also pleasingly easy to grow. A good companion plant, bringing a myriad of benefits to the garden or vegetable patch, even the most inexperienced gardeners can have success growing these cheerful little flowers. But did you know that there is more than one type of marigold?