Hummingbirds are indeed fascinating in any garden. The key to attract hummingbirds into your garden is to add many hummingbird attracting annuals and perennials, which offer them food and shelter.The activity of hummingbirds is at peak during the warm season, but numerous species migrate to the coastal areas from the west for the winter season.
Xerochrysum bracteatum zer-oh-KRIS-um, brak-tee-AY-tum is an herbaceous perennial known for its daisy-like flowers.Also called the strawflower or everlasting flower, it can grow as an annual in the right regions.Xerochrysum bracteatum belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants and is native to Australia, where it’s found growing in open grasslands.
Mirabilis jalapa mih-RAB-ih-liss, ha-lap-a is one of the most widely grown species of the family Nyctaginaceae.By the way, the Bougainvillea tree is also in the Nyctaginaceae family.The plant is native to Peru, also cultivated in Myanmar and tropical regions in America.It goes by several common names including:Marvel of PeruFour O’ Clock FlowerMiracle Flower of PeruBeauty of the NightFour O’Clock PlantMirabilis Jalapa CareSize & GrowthMiracle Flower of Peru is a tender, and bushy perennial plant featuring an erect stem and grows up to 2′ – 3′ feet in height.
Scabiosa atropurpurea skab-ee-OH-suh, at-ro-pur-PURR-ee-uh is a flowering perennial plant apart of the Scabiosa genus in the honeysuckle family.The plant itself is native to northern Africa and is found in abundance in northern Libya, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.They are also found in southern Europe and western Asia and been naturalized in southern Australia and the USA.
The Golden Shrimp Plant, botanically known as Pachystachys lutea is an upright tropical evergreen landscape perennial shrub.This native to the subtropical regions of Peru makes a great landscape plant to the perennial garden.Over the years, the Golden Shrimp Plant has grown in popularity in northern European countries as well as some parts of the United States.
Perennial sweet pea aka Lathyrus latifolius LAY-thy-russ lat-ee-FOH-lee-us is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. Known as:Perennial peaWild sweet peaEverlasting peaThe plant is a member of the Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) family and a native of the Mediterranean (northern Africa and southern Europe).The genus name comes from the Greek word for pulse or pea Lathyrus.
Orthosiphon aristatus Ortho-sy-fon, Ari-status is a herbaceous perennial and member of the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae), more commonly known as the mint family.It is a medicinal herb found in many places across the globe including China, South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the tropical regions of Australia.
Foxtail Fern botanically known as Asparagus densiflorus (a-SPARE-uh-gus den-see-FLOR-us) is a native of the Cape of Good Hope area in South Africa.This herbaceous perennial is in the genus Asparagus and a member of the lily family – Liliaceae.The species name densiflorus, refers to the tiny white flowers which grow densely along the stem of the plant.
Echinacea (aka Purple Coneflower Plant) is a wildflower that has been adapted and developed for garden use.This pretty member of the aster family makes a beautiful flower addition to a butterfly garden.The pollen attracts bees, and the seeds attract birds. It is also a good addition to your kitchen or medicinal garden as all parts of the plant can be used to make tea and natural medicines.
The Gloriosa rothschildiana, a member of the lily family comes from East Africa and Asia.It’s the most popular Gloriosa lily and more correctly named Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’ – orange and yellow with beautiful summer flowers.Other common names of the lily Gloriosa include:Flame lilyFire lily plantGlory lilySuperba lilyClimbing lily vineCreeping lilyApart from tropical Africa, other exciting species of Gloriosa superba lilies come from tropical parts of Asia.
It is known in the trade as Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea tul-BAG-ee-uh vy-oh-LAH-see-a is a clumping evergreen perennial plant type with fat, tuberous roots in the Amaryllidaceae family.Society Garlic is native to the grasslands of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Province).This is not the same genus as onion and garlic (Allium), but they are members of the onion family.
Calluna vulgaris kal-LOO-nuh, vul-GAIR-iss is the sole species encompassing the Calluna genus.A part of the flowering plant family Ericaceae, this perennial plant has several common names including:Common HeatherLing plantHeatherScotch HeatherThe plant is native to Europe, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and the Azones.
The shooting star flower – Dodecatheon meadia doh-dek-ATH-ee-on, MEE-dee-ah is a charming plant and is widely available for cultivation across the United States.Native to North America, dodecatheon meadia belongs to the primula family (Primulaceae) where we find the primrose Primula vulgaris.A group of herbaceous perennials, the plant has derived its name from the Greek words dodeka which means twelve and theos which means god.
There are hundreds of different kinds of hardy, herbaceous perennials flowers which will grow in our gardens.Because some of these require considerable maintenance – special attention of one kind or another – these plants as a group has been lumped together by some gardeners as being difficult or impossible in today’s plantings.
There are at least 43 species of Trillium (TRIL-ee-um), which is a perennial woodland flower mostly native to the United States. Most are found in the eastern US.Of the different varieties, like the white Trillium and red Trillium and some are quite showy, and some are rather simple.All are members of the Liliaceae (lily) family.
Limonium sinuatum (lim-OH-nee-um sin-yoo-AY-tum) is an herbaceous perennial hailing from Western Asia, North Africa, and Europe.It does well in Mediterranean regions. It is a member of the Plumbaginaceae family.The plants’ common names include:StaticeNotch Leaf StaticePerennial Sea LavenderWavyleaf Sea LavenderThe plants’ genus name, Limonium, is derived from the Greek, leimon, which means “a meadow.
Many gardeners love growing Ranunculus ra-NUN-ku-lus (Ranunculus asiaticus) aka Persian Buttercups with its beautiful flowers in a wide variety of gorgeous colors.Their blossoms look like works of art with their layers of crepe paper thin petals.Ranunculus plants do best in the southern and western United States, but with attentive care, can also be grown in slightly cool weather climates.
Cassia didymobotrya KASS-ee-uh, did-ee-mo-BOT-ree-uh known as Senna Didymobotrya is a perennial flowering plant species from the family Fabaceae, commonly known as the legume, bean, or pea family.The plant is native to Africa where it is seen growing in a variety of habitats throughout the continent but is mainly found in the tropical regions of eastern and central Africa.
Trientalis borealis (try-en-TAY-lis bor-ee-AL-is) is a wildflower native to the woods and forests of North America where it is found in birch and tamarack bogs, rises in sandy swamps and the sandy soil at the edges of woodlands.It prospers in pristine areas, undisturbed by human activity, such as the southern Appalachian mountains.
Campions are perennial flowers commonly grown in flower beds, indoor pots, and tubs.Lychnis coronaria LIK-niss kor-oh-NAR-ee-uh , also known as Silene coronaria and rose campion, is the most popular Campion a flowering perennial.The genus name ‘Lychnis’ mean ‘lamp’ in Greek and Coronaria comes from the Greek word “used for garlands.
Tradescantia Nanouk® (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh NAN-uhk) is also known as Fantasy Venice and Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’ (al-BIH-flor-uh). This Nanouk Tradescantia is a new cultivar developed by cross-pollinating two selected seedlings of Tradescantia albiflora. It is a patented plant with the United States Patent number, PP29711.