Begonia Flowers – All you need to know

Begonia Flowers - All you need to know

Begonia Flowers are known for their attractive blooms, the Begonia is a timeless favorite among gardeners. it consists of more than 1,700 species. Begonias also make for good indoor plants if kept by a sunny window and watered regularly. Its sun requirement is both a Full Sun or Partial Shade sun and a well-drained soil. They grow up to a Height of about: 0.5 – 1.5 feet and Blooms in: Late Spring – Early Fall with its Deer Resistant unique feature. Common Begonia Flower Types (1) Wax begonias The most common are Begonia semperflorens…

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Bee Balm Flowers – All you need to Know

Bee Balm Flowers – All you need to Know

With the name Bee balm, this ornamental flower attracts not only bees, but hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. Bee balms are highly valued for their deep scarlet color, but also come in blue, violet, white and pink. Sun Needs: Full Sun / Partial Shade Soil Needs: Damp Zones: 4 – 9 Height: 2 – 4 feet Blooms in: Mid‑Summer – Late Summer Features: Attracts bees, butterflies A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its beautiful blooms of red, pink, purple or white not to…

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Basket of Gold Flowers – All You Need to Know

With bright yellow, low-growing flowers, no wonder where the Basket of Gold Flowers got its name. Given its short height and golden color, this makes for a perfect addition to a rock garden or xeriscape. Basket-of-Gold produces a blanket of bright yellow flowers in early to mid-spring on spreading clumps of oblong, gray-green foliage. Basket-of-Gold is best used in the front of a border or draping over the edges of stones in a rock garden. It requires a Full Sun and a Well-drained soil. Zones: 4 – 8 with a…

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Bane berry Flowers – All You Need to Know

Bane berry Flowers (Actaea spicata) are perfect for cool, shaded spots; the Bane berry brings a holiday-inspired look to your garden. Before the Bane berry bears ornamental fruit, it features small white flowers. Beware though; the little red berries found on the plant are poisonous to eat! It requires a partial Shade or Full Shade sunlight and a well drained soil. Zones: 3 – 9 With a height of about 1.5 – 3.5 feet tall, it also blooms in Late Spring and it is Non-invasive. Bane berry is the common name for several…

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Balsam Flowers – All You Need to Know

Balsam Flowers (Impatiens balsamina) are very easy to care for, it thrives in shadier spots, can tolerate heat and handle damp soil. Flowers come in almost every color of the rainbow, including red, orange, yellow, violet, white and pink. Balsam flower or Touch-Me-Not, is a nearly forgotten annual flower that used to be a cottage garden favorite. It is related to the ubiquitous impatiens which have been ravaged by downy mildew, an airborne fungal disease. Downy mildew has become such a problem that many nurseries no longer sell impatiens. Balsam,…

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Balloon Flowers – All You Need to Know

Balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) usually start as hollow buds and, as it grows, eventually bursts open into a star-shaped flower. In addition to its beauty, Balloon flowers are resilient in the garden and can handle varying sunlight, water and soil. Its sun requirement can either be a Full Sun or a Partial Shade sun It requires a Well-drained soil with Zones: 4 – 9 and a Height of about 2.5 – 3.5 feet It blooms in summer and it is Deer resistant. Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) is one of those fun plants…

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Azalea Flowers – All You Need to Know

Azalea Flowers (Rhododendron spp) which are often referred to as “the royalty of the garden,” these elegant flowers are known for their outstanding colors and foliage. With thousands of varieties to choose from, Azaleas require little maintenance once planted and can be brought inside to make a fabulous bouquet. Its sun requirement is a Partial Shade sun while the Soil requirement is a Well-drained soil. Zones: 3 – 6 with a Height of about 3 – 4 feet tall and it blooms in spring. It is also very good for cut flowers.…

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Aubrieta Flowers – All you need to Know

Aubrieta Flowers named after Claude Aubriet, a French artist who famously painted them, Aubrietas spread low with small violet, pink or white flowers. If you’re creating a rock garden, Aubrietas are ideal as it prefers sandy, well-drained soil. Its sun Requirement is a Full Sun and it also requires a Well-drained, High fertility soil. Zones are around 4 – 9 with a Height of about 0.5 – 0.75 feet tall and it blooms in Mid-Spring – Early Summer. It also has a unique Non-invasive feature. Aubrieta, a cheerful ground cover, is a…

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Astilbe Flowers – All you need to know

Astible Flowers

Astilbe Flowers are deceptively delicate with their long, fern-like flowers. These flowers can actually withstand damp soil and shade, while still growing between one to six feet tall. Perfect to add for a pop of color to a garden that typically gets little sunlight. Their sun requirement is a Full Sun / Partial Shade sun and they require a Well-drained, High fertility soil, they operates on Zones of about 4 – 9 with a Height of about 1.5 – 6 feet tall. They Blooms in Late Spring – Early Fall and are Good for…

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Aster Flowers – All you need to know

Aster flowers were named after the Latin word for “star,” Asters Flowers will brighten up any garden. It attracts butterflies and comes in a variety of colors including blue, indigo, violet, white, red and pink. Unlike other colorful flowers, Asters will typically stay in bloom into cooler fall months. Aster flowers (Aster spp.) add color to the autumn landscape while offering beauty with little work when caring for asters. Growing asters often bloom in late summer and fall, but the Alpine aster offers blooms in spring. Learning how to grow…

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