(Begonia, Thick-stemmed Begonia)
Adored for beautiful blooms and wildly colorful foliage, Begonia is one of the largest genera of flowering plants. There are over 1,500 species and more than 10,000 cultivars and hybrids. They are found all over the world but most originate from sub-tropical and tropical regions.
The plants come in many different forms. They are fleshy, herbaceous and may be annual or perennial. In habit, they can be shrubby, climbing, or epiphytic (tree-dwelling). The leaves are simple or compound...
Distinguished by its rosette of stiff, smooth, slender reddish-bronze leaves and by its ornamental, inedible fruit, this evergreen terrestrial bromeliad from northern South America is a close relative of the commercial pineapple. The purplish-white flowers and small, reddish, pineapple-like fruit appear on a stalk that arises from the center of the leaf rosette.
Red spineless pineapple needs a well drained soil and full to partial sun. Insufficient sunlight will result in dull green rather than...
(Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower)
The fruits and flowers of this charming, but heavily self-sowing, perennial add appeal to the summer garden. Blackberry lily is an old fashioned flower that originates from Russia, China and India. It forms upright clumps of stiff, sword-like leaves of medium green. In summer, tall, airy, branched stems appear topped with orange lily-like flowers with red and yellow markings. These are followed by clusters of small, round, glossy black fruits that look much like blackberries.
James H. Schutte
(Hello Yellow Dwarf Blackberry Lily, Yellow Leopard Flower)
The black fruits and yellow flowers of the charming, shorter-growing 'Hello Yellow' add beauty to the summer garden. Blackberry lily is an old-fashioned perennial that originates from Russia, China and India. It forms upright clumps of stiff, sword-like leaves of medium green or bluish gray-green. In summer, the tall, airy, branched stems appear on 'Hello Yellow' with light lemony yellow blossoms. These are followed by clusters of small, round, glossy black fruits that look much like blackberries....
Gerald L. Klingaman
The long cultivated English daisy is a charming, small, short-lived perennial. It is a cool season plant that originates from the European grasslands and forest margins as far east as Turkey but is most commonly associated with England where it is favored as a garden ornamental. It is very easy to grow if given cool temperate summers.
The colorful English daisies appear above ground-hugging clumps of bright green foliage. The semi-evergreen clumps slowly spread over time by rhizomes. The pretty...
(Bellisima Red English Daisy, English Daisy)
English daisy is a cool season perennial that is native throughout much of Europe. The cultivar ‘Bellisima Red’ produces small basal clumps of semi-evergreen foliage and bears many large, double, cushion-like daisies of red. These appear on upright, green leafless stems and may bloom from late winter to summer and sporadically into mid-fall.
English daisy struggles in extreme heat, so where summers are hot it is best to plant it in part shade. Otherwise, it can be planted in full sun and should...
(Bright Carpet Mix English Daisy, English Daisy)
English daisies are small, charming, short-lived perennials. Those in this mix offer ground hugging clumps of bright green foliage studded with colorful daisies. The plants are native to European grasslands and forest margins as Far East as Turkey, but are most commonly associated with England where they are favored. They grow best where summers are temperate and wane in high heat and humidity.
These plants produce small basal clumps of semi-evergreen foliage that may slowly spread by rhizomes....
Bellis perennis, commonly known as English Daisy,
is a cool season perennial that is native throughout much of Europe. Its small daisy flowers bloom from mid-spring through summer and sporadically into fall over clustered mounds of green foliage.
The Bellisima Series is valued for its prolific, large, fully double flowers that come is shades of red, rose, and white. English daisy struggle in extreme heat, and prefer locations where summers are cool. Plant them in a site with full sun and moist...