Calendula is a flower that contains about 20 different variations of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae) that are often known by their common name of marigold. They are native to southwestern Asia, western Europe and the Mediterranean. Other plants are also known as marigolds, such as corn marigold, desert marigold, marsh marigold, and plants of the genus Tagetes. The genus name Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning… Read the rest
The Sunflower, or Helianthus, is a genus of plants with about 70 species and resides in the family Asteraceae. It is know for its vibrant beauty and striking colors, along with its symmetry. All sunflowers are native to North America, with the exception of 3 species that reside within South America. The domesticated sunflower, also know as H. annus, is the most familiar and popular of the species, and is an annual. There are… Read the rest
Dahlia is a perennial plant native to Mexico; bushy, tuberous, herbaceous and revered for their amazing beauty. A member of the Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the Sunflower, Daisy, Chrysanthemum, and Zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2″/5cm in diameter or up to 12″/ 30cm (The dinner plate… Read the rest
Hydrangea is a genus of 70+ species of beautiful flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and the
Americas. The greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. Most are shrubs 3 – 9 feet tall, but some are small trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous.
Hydrangea flowersare produced from early spring to late autumn; they grow beautiful,… Read the rest
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