Garden flower godetia (lat. Godetia) is a herbaceous annual plant in the family Onagraceae that includes about twenty species, originating from the American continents. It is native to Southern California. The godetia plant received its name in honor of the famous Swiss botanist C. H. Godet who was the first to study and classify godetia. Since the 60s of the 19th century, the plant has taken its place in the gardens of Europe. The benefits of this garden plant are its low care requirements and beautiful silky flowers, similar to the flowers of azalea.
Eustoma (lat. Eustoma), also called lisianthus (lat. Lisianthus meaning “bitter flower”), or prairie rose, or tulip gentian, or Texas bluebell, belongs to the family Gentianaceae. Latin word “eustoma” literally means “beautiful mouth” and more literary expression is “beautifully speaking.” The flower is native to the southern North America, Mexico, northern South America and the Caribbean islands. The legend of the Native Americans has it that the first time eustoma bloomed on the grave of an innocent girl that was killed by the spirit of war, because she refused to marry him.
Gladiolus flower, or sword lily is a long-standing and favorite ornament of our flowerbeds and gardens, although 300 years before our era, in Ancient Greece, it was considered a weed growing in wheat fields. But in ancient Rome the majestic flowers of gladioli already adorned the patrician gardens. Nowadays there are more and more people who want to grow them. This article is for those who are only going to grow gladiolus as we will be talking about the rules and features of caring for these amazingly beautiful flowers.
Heuchera, or alumroot, is a genus of rhizome herbaceous perennials in the family Saxifragaceae, cultural species and varieties of which are extremely in demand in modern landscape design. The plant received its name in honor of Johann Heinrich von Heucher, a German botanist and physician. Heuchera is native to the rocky regions of North America. It is a small shrub, up to 20 inches high, eye-catching with its luxurious, elegant foliage.
Ragweed (lat. Ambrosia) is a genus of perennial and annual herbaceous plants in the aster family that includes 50 species mostly growing in North America. In Eurasia, the ragweed flower appeared at the end of the 18th century: in 1873 it was brought from America together with clover seeds. In 1914, ragweed was cultivated in the village of Kudashevka, Ukraine, as a substitute for cinchona, and after the revolution it was scattered by the wheels of Studebakers throughout the country.
Fritillary (lat. Fritillaria) is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the family Liliaceae. In the wild, there are about one hundred and fifty species of plants growing in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, in Eastern or Western Asia. The fritillary plant received its name because the shape of the flower corolla resembled a box in which dice were carried and in Latin it was called “fritillus”.
Muscari (lat. Muscari), or grape hyacinth, is the genus of bulbous perennial plants in the family Asparagaceae, although it was formerly included in the family Liliaceae as a member of Hyacintheae tribe. There are about 60 species growing in the wild among bushes, on forest edges and on the slopes of the mountains of Central and Southern Europe, the Caucasus, Asia Minor, the Crimea and the Mediterranean. Flowers of grape hyacinth are one of the very first spring flowers, often cultivated for cutting. Grape hyacinth plant has a pleasant and quite strong aroma.
Nasturtium, or tropaeolum, is a herbaceous plant in the family Tropaeolaceae that includes about 90 species. The nasturtium plant comes from South and Central America, but in our climate zone it also settled long ago since it is characterized by unpretentiousness and has good healing properties and great taste qualities. The main thing is that the flower of nasturtium decorates even the most refined garden with its long-lasting flowering. Tropaeolum is derived from a Greek word “tropaion” meaning “trophy”.
Narcissus (lat. Narcissus), or daffodil, is the genus of monocotyledonous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis), one of the earliest spring flowers. In the wild there are about sixty species of narcissus, mainly growing in the south of Europe, in the Mediterranean and in Asia. In cultivation, however, gardeners use 25 species and a large number of hybrid forms that are united under the name “hybrid narcissus”. It has long been believed that narcissus possesses various amazing properties and qualities. In the East narcissus is called “nargis” and often compared with the beautiful eyes of a lover.
Daylily (lat. Hemerocallis) is a herbaceous rhizome perennial in the subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, family Asphodelaceae. It is native to East Asia. Daylily has long been known since ancient times, but it was only in 1753 when the scientist Carl Linnaeus named it “hemerocallis”. Its name consists of two Greek words: “hemera” meaning “day”, and “callos” meaning “beautiful”. So its name refers to the fact that this beautiful flower lasts only one day.