Flowers

Flowering and decorative herbaceous plants.

Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Blooming at the end of April in 2005, starting on the 22nd or thereabouts, and in full bloom by the end of the month.

hollyhock_east_coast
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

Salvaged after 60 years from a prized collection in Aldeburgh, England, this variety has huge blooms.

Image and description credit: rhshumway.com

hollyhock_outhouse
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

A tall, striking heirloom variety with single blooms of white, pink, magenta and burgundy, traditionally grown around outbuildings on Iowa farms.

Image and description credit: rhshumway.com

impatiens_candy_box
Category: Flowers
Created on: 13 February 2015

An intensely colored mix, with 1-1/2"" blooms in shades of cherry, deep salmon, lavender blue and violet.

Image and description credit: burpee.com

nasturtium_double_gleam
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Double and semi-double flowers on 3-foot plants.

Image credit: burpee.com

night-phlox
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

A fragrant old-fashioned garden plant, whose fragrance grows stronger in the evening, Night Phlox is an African native which has been grown in western gardens for decades.

Photo credit, cropped version: By peganum from Henfield, England (Zaluzianskya ovata two forms) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

poppy_princess_maria_louise
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

"Salmon cup-shaped blooms with dark blotches at the petal bases bloom in late spring, then disappear in the summer, to reappear with fresh foliage in the fall."

Photo and description credit: Select Seeds.

rose-campion
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

The silvery wooly foliage of this cousin of the carnation is reminiscent of mullein. Dating to the 1600s in England, the plant is prolific, and will freely self-seed.

Photos of this varietal in the public domain are scarce, so provided here is a photo of the species. Cropped photo, credit: By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.