Thanks to huge blossoms and sturdy stems, gerbera daisies are the ultimate cut flower. Gerbera daisy are container-friendly and have sturdy stems that don’t hollow out like other cut flowers. They also have an exceptional vase life, usually lasting up to 10 days.
A popular plant for shady spots, New Guinea impatiens will produce brightly colored blooms from summer to frost. In addition to its flowers, this plant has bold, lustrous foliage that adds a tropical flair to any space.
Aquilegia have truly unique-looking flowers. With their dangling bell-like shape and spurs at the back, there is nothing else quite them. Because Aquilgia bloom in almost every color, these easy-to-grow perennials are popular garden plants. They also seed themselves around the garden, saving you the hassle of resowing seeds each year!
Echinacea are also known as ‘cone flowers’. They grow well in the home garden, when provided with the right conditions. Echinacea are great in any garden bed. You get to enjoy the gorgeous flowers, as well as the colorful wildlife they attract.
Asclepias is also known as ‘Milk Weed’. It is the main food source for the beloved monarch butterfly caterpillar. This tough perennial helps out monarchs, and the flowers are a great nectar source for many other pollinators. Milk weed is great for any butterfly garden and other areas that need to attract pollinators.
Bidens typically have blooms in yellow or orange, but newer varieties include pink, gold, and white blossoms. In warmer climates where winter temperatures stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Bidens are a perennial plant. Though they lose their blooms in late fall and winter, the beautiful foliage of this plant stays green all year long. In …
Zonal geraniums get their name from the “zone” striping through the middle of their leaves. The colors are red, coral, white, and pink. This physical attribute is a helpful way to distinguish a zonal geranium from other types of Geranium. Zonal geraniums can live up to 3 years. However, you can make it to live …
Few flowers offer such an interesting form and variety of hues as the fuchsia. The unique blossoms resemble layered swirling, brightly colored skirts. These plants can bloom throughout the growing season and have the added benefit of attracting hummingbirds. Plant them in a hanging basket near a garden bench to attract the birds.
Neither a calla nor a lily, the calla lily—which grows 24 to 36 inches tall—is part of the Jack-in-the-pulpit family. Its trumpet-shape flowers and arrowhead-shape leaves rise directly from rhizomes—no stems needed. This plant helps stretch out the color show in your backyard. When early summer perennials begin to fade, these plants stand ready to …