flower id. 1

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flower id. 1
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2012-09-16 20:32:55
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Flower identification
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The identifying characteristics of flowering plants commonly used in the landscape.
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  1. Ageratum houstonianum

    Floss Flower/ Ageratum

    Annual

    Tender

    • Mounded habit, ovate and alternate leaves, blooms spring thru fall, part shade part sun, flowers in clusters, comes in blues and whites,
    • needs dead heading.Grows 4-12” high and spreads 6”.
  2. Begonia x semperflorens

    Fibrous or Wax Begonia

    Annual

    Tender

    Mounded habit, alternate glossy leaves, blooms spring thru fall, single and double flowers, comes in whites reds and pinks, Grows 6-16” high and spreads 6-16”.
  3. Callistephus chinensis

    China Aster

    Annual

    Tender

    Alternate deeply toothed leaf, blooms for 4 wks. in the summer, light shade-sun, yellow center, different flower colors, used in cuts and massing. Grows 1-3’ high and spreads 1’.
  4. Celosia cristata

    Celosia, Cockscomb

    Annual

    Tender

    Alternate linear leaf, blooms summer-fall, red leaf venation, tolerates full sun and poor soils, comes in reds, yellows, and pinks. Grows 6-24” tall and spreads 6”.
  5. Celosia plumosa

    Celosia, Plume/Feather Celosia

    Annual

    Tender

    Minor vein color, blooms summer-fall, tolerates full sun and poor soil, flame color/shape, comes in yellows reds and pinks. Grows 6-24” high and spreads 24”.
  6. Dahlia x hortensis

    Dahlia, Garden Dahlia

    Annual

    Tender

    Opposite leaves, requires dead heading, has problems with slugs and snails, solitary flower, requires shade, glossy leaves. Grows 1-4’ high and 1-2’ wide.
  7. Impatiens walleriana

    Impatiens

    Annual

    Tender

    Mounded habit, glossy opposite leaves, blooms summer-first frost, very tender, solitary flower, requires shade, has a spur. Grows 6-18” high and in spread.
  8. Portulaca grandiflora

    Moss Rose, Portulaca

    Annual

    Tender

    Spreading, tough plant, succulent evergreen like leaf, summer blooming, works with hot, dry, full sun, and poor soil, comes in bright colors, Grows 6-8” high and in spread.
  9. Tagetes erecta

    African Marigold

    Annual

    Tender

    Erect habit, leaf 5-6” long and aromatic, doesn’t spread, blooms summer-first frost, does well in poor/dry soil conditions, comes in yellow and orange flower colors. Grows 10-36” tall.
  10. Tagetes tenuifolia

    Signet or Gem Marigold

    Annual

    Tender

    Mound habit, fernlike aromatic leaf, blooms summer-first frost(or a little bit before), tolerates full sun, and poor soil, comes in warm color hues. Grows 6-9” tall and in spread.
  11. Alocasia species and hybrids

    Elephant ear

    Annual

    Tender

    Soft spongy stemmed leaf, comes in a variety of color and/or patterns, basal, no bloom, likes humid well drained conditions, focal point for size. Grows 2-6” tall and spreads 1-5’
  12. Angelonia angustifolia

    Summer Snapdragon

    Annual

    Tender

    Opposite linear leaves, blooms summer-first frost, grows in poor soil, likes well drained soils, comes in purples, pinks and whites. Grows 9-18” high and in spread.
  13. Solenostemon scutellaroides

    Coleus

    Annual

    Tender

    Square stem (mint family), easily propagated, opposite leaf, lots of colors, shade plant with some sun varieties, not after the bloom (pinch off), container plant, cool leaf patterns, on spring-fall. Grows 12" high and wide.
  14. Cosmos bipinnatus

    Tall Cosmos

    Annual

    Tender

    Breeding to be shorter, lobed leaf opposite, blooms summer-frost, tough, full sun, dry conditions even some pollution, daisy-like flower, erect habit. Grows 24-36" tall
  15. Pelargonium x hortorum

    Zonal Geranium

    Annual

    Tender

    Mounded habit, 3-5" round leaf opposite, requites dead heading. Grows 1-2' high.
  16. Pelargonium peltatum

    Ivy Geranium

    Opposite ivy-like leaf, small flower, more ruffled leaf than Zonal Geranium, blooms all summer, full sun and moist conditions, container planting. Vine.
  17. Zinnia angustifolia

    Narrow leaf Zinnia

    Annual

    Tender

    Rounded shorter habit, small oblong rough leaf, blooms spring-frost, full sun dry conditions, 1-1.5" flower, comes in warm colors. Grows 6-12" high.
  18. Zinnia elegans

    Garden Zinnia

    Annual

    Tender

    Mounded habit, prone to powdery mildew, huge heads, heart shaped leaf, 3 main leaves, blooms all summer, full sun, moist cond., specimin flower. Grows 1-3' tall.
  19. Cleome hassleriana

    Cleome

    Annual

    Tender

    palmate leaf (marijuana looking leaf), 5-7 leaflets, likes part shade part sun, blooms summer-frost, has pendicles, comes in purples and whites and is sometimes used as a cut flower. Grows 3-4' high and 18-24" spreading.
  20. Caladium bicolor

    Caladium

    Annual

    Tender

    Very colorful, heart shaped varigated leaf, after the foliage, likes warm humid areas, part shade part sun, bulb structure. Grows 2-5' high and 1-2' spread.

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