Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flower(S) of the Day

Asiatic Lily
Scientific Name: Lilium hybrid
Common Name: Asiatic Lily
It is a perennial that grows in zones 4-9
Height: 2-6'
Blooms: Summer for about two weeks (thank heavens for greenhouses)
Flower: Trumpet shaped and come in a variety of colors.
Leaf: Narrow and curled
Culture: full-part sun, well drained soil.
Uses: borders, mass collection, and cut flowers

I think this one is rather pretty.

Bleeding Heart
Scientific Name: Dicentra spectabilis
Common Name: Bleeding Heart
It is a perennial that grows in zones 2-9
Height: 2-4'
Spread: It doesn't really spread but it does arch over
Blooms: Early Summer
Flower: heart shaped and come in red, pink, white.
Leaf: fern-like and serrated
Culture: full-part sun, moist soil.

This one I think is kinda cool but also kinda weird. This is a good picture. Some bleeding hearts look a little creepy.

I was told that by saying I was going to be teaching everyone about flowers that it meant more then one. I wasn't so sure that anyone really wanted to read a blog about flowers characteristics. So let me know, do I keep them coming?


Goose said...

Keep em coming! I love it!

Mayor of CrazyTown said...

Yes. I am reading. Keep it up and I'll let you do my yard.

Mayor of CrazyTown said...

BTW, you don't happen to know my zone do you?

Miquela said...

You are a zone 8 some might say 9 but it is usually best to go with the lower number.

Erica said...

I agree! Keep it coming! I am enjoying it! Love and miss you!!

Goose said...

I want to know my zone too :) I hope you are paying special attention to flowers that would be rockstars in my school garden. :D love you!

featherhead said...

I have Asiatic Lilies in my yard. Now I know what they are! :) I've always thought bleeding hearts are kind of cool.