Thursday, July 1, 2010


Okay are you ready for our midterm? Midterm? What midterm you ask. You know the midterm you have been helping me study for? Okay okay, I know I have been slacking on the flowers but not tonight, I have my midterm tomorrow. It can be any of sixty of the ninety plants I have learn so far. Can you say "study overload" with me now? Okay enough procrastination here is today's lovely gems:

Scientific Name: Hermerocallis spp.
Common Name: Daylily
It is a perennial that grows in zones 3-9
Height: 1-4'
Blooms: Summer to frost
Flower: Tubular/bell shaped
Leaf: long, linear 1-2'
Culture: full-part sun
Uses: borders, background, and cut flowers

The older varieties used to have each flower bloom for only one day, hence the name:)

Scientific Name: Tradescantia x andersoniana
Common Name: Spiderwort
It is a perennial that grows in zones 3-9
Height: 1-2'
Blooms: Spring-Summer
Flower: Terminal umbels, pinks,purple, and whites
Leaf: alternate, 15"
Culture: full-part sun, moist
Uses: borders, background, naturalize

Okay last one:

Balloon Flower
Scientific Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
Common Name: Balloon Flower
It is a perennial that grows in zones 3-8
Height: 2-3'
Blooms: Summer
Flower: balloon-like
Leaf: ovate, 1-3" alternate
Culture: full-part sun
Uses: cut, rock garden, background

1 comment:

Goose said...

I like the balloon flower the best!