(Bolivian Mountain Begonia, Bonfire Bolivian Begonia)
This tropical tuberous perennial has a pendulous habit and outrageously bold, bright orange flowers.
Bolivian mountain begonia is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, Argentina and Bolivia in South America where it can be found growing among moist rocks and tree roots. It is the parent species of many tuberous begonia cultivars with drooping flowers.
The bushy plants have linear wing-shaped green leaves that are not glossy but covered in fuzzy hairs. These have red tinted edges and...
A spreading tuberous begonia, hardy begonia bears elegant, pendulous clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers above olive or mid-green leaves with pinkish undersides. This form is known for its paler leaves and stems and used to be called Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana, a subspecies that is no longer botanically recognized.
Hardy begonia is a subtropical species that survives in regions with prolonged sub-freezing winter temperatures. It is native to southeastern China, where...
(Bearclaw Begonia, Begonia, Palmate Begonia)
With large green leaves that look like a clawed paw, palmate begonia bears dainty pink flowers in summer and often again in late fall. This evergreen perennial that grows from a long rhizome (underground stem) is native to much of southern Asia's montane tropical forests in mid-elevations from Nepal eastward across southern China and Taiwan and into northern Indochina. It is an upright-stemmed plant but since it most often grows on wet rocky walls around waterfalls and moist slopes, it has more of...
(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...