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Flower Growing Guides

Index by Full Scientific Name: A - B

Welcome to the in-depth garden flowers growing section of the GardenersHQ website. From this page you can navigate to detailed growing information on all of the specific species (and varieties) of garden flowers covered on the site.


Index A


How to Grow Acaena microphylla

Growing Acaena microphylla

The Acaena microphylla plant is known by various names including Scarlet Piripiri, Bronze or Rosy Spined New Zealand Bur, and Scarlet Bidibid. They are low growing prostate perennials that are great for use as ground cover.

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How to Grow Acanthus hungaricus

Growing Acanthus hungaricus

Acanthus hungaricus is commonly known as Hungarian or Long-leaved Bear's Breeches.

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How to Grow Achillea millefolium

Growing Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium is known by many common name of Common Yarrow. It makes an ideal companion plant as it attracts wasps and butterflies to the garden and is great for composting.

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How to Grow Aconitum napellus

Growing Aconitum napellus

Aconitum napellus is known by many common names, perhaps the most common ones being Monk's hood, others include Common Aconite, Wolfsbane, Adam & Eve, Fuzi, and Helen Flower.

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How to Grow Anemanthele lessoniana

Growing Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana (Syn. Stipa arundinacea) is a commonly grown ornamental garden grass that is the only member of its genus and is commonly referred to as New Zealand wind grass, or sometimes as 'Bent', 'Pheasant's tail' or 'Gossamer' grass.

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How to Grow Arnica montana

Growing Arnica montana

Arnica montana is a perennial herb that is native to the mountainous pastures and woodlands of continental Europe. It is known by many common names including Leopard's bane, Mountain tobacco, Wolfbane, and Mountain arnica.

Find out more about Growing Arnica montana


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How to Grow Brunnera macrophylla

Growing Brunnera macrophylla

Brunnera macrophylla (Syn. Anchusa myosotidiflora) is a hardy perennial commonly known as Siberian buglass, Heartleaf Brunnera, or Great / False forget-me-not.

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Index C


How to Grow Cenolophium denudatum

Growing Cenolophium denudatum

Cenolophium denudatum, commonly known as Baltic parsley, is an easy to grow plant that thrives in most light and soil conditions.

Find out more about Growing Baltic Parsley

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How to Grow Dicentra spectabilis

Growing Echinacea purpurea

Dicentra spectabilis also known as Lamprocapnos spectabilis goes by the common name of Bleeding Hearts. It carries attractive dangling flowers that bloom in late spring. It is a great plant for beginners to grow.

Find out more about Growing Dicentra spectabilis

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How to Grow Echinacea purpurea

Growing Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpuream is an attractive perennial that blooms with purple daisy like flowers, with a spiky disc. It is known by the common names of Eastern purple coneflower and is a great flower to grow to attract wildlife such as birds, bees, and butteflies to your garden. Mass with Rudbeckia for a fabtastic wild-garden display

Find out more about Growing Echinacea purpuream


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Index G


How to Grow Geranium sanguineum

Growing Geranium sanguineum

Geranium sanguineum is a perennial that blooms with pink flowers in the summer. It is known by the common names of Bloody cranesbill, Blood-red cranesbill, or Bloody geranium.

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How to Grow Lavandula angustifolia

Growing Lavandula angustifolia

Commonly known as the English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia is an easy to grow plant that is loved by gardeners for its drought and deer tolerance, and its wonderful fragrance.

Find out more about Growing English Lavender


How to Grow Liatris spicata

Growing Liatris spicata

Commonly known as the Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata is a great plant to grow in the border. It has long lasting blooms of feathery purple flowers throughout the summer.

Find out more about Growing Blazing Star


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How to Grow Meconopsis grandis

Growing Meconopsis grandis

Meconopsis grandis is a long-lived poppy-like plant flower that belongs to the Papaveraceae (poppy) family and is often referred to as the Meconopsis Blue poppy or Himalayan blue poppy.

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How to Grow Ornithogalum nutans

Growing Ornithogalum nutans

Ornithogalum nutans is a perennial bulb, and is often referred to by the common name of Drooping or Nodding Star-of-Bethlehem.

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How to Grow Petunia hybrida

Growing Petunia hybrida

Petunia × hybrida cultivars such as Grandiflora, Hedgiflora, and Surfinia are ideal container and groundcover plants. There continous blooming and spreading nature makes them a popular choice for gardeners the world over. However, their thirst and hunger means that they are quite an high maintenance plant.

Find out more about Growing Petunia hybrids


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How to Grow Sedum spurium

Growing Sedum spurium

Sedum spurium, commonly called the Stonecrop, is a low growing succulent that makes great ground coverage. It is an evergreen in warmer areas, making it ideal for adding color into the garden in the darker months.

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How to Grow Senecio articulatus

Growing Senecio articulatus

Senecio articulatus, commonly called the Candle Plant or Hot Dog Cactus, is a member of the Asteraceae family and a native of South Africa.

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Index V

How to Grow Valeriana officinalis

Growing Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis, commonly called Valerian or garden Heliotrope is a perennial herb that is grown for both ornamental and medicinal purposes.

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How to Grow Verbena bonariensis

Growing Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis, commonly called the Purpletop or Tall Vervain, is an herbaceous perennial that looks great in beds and borders, and is a fantastic plant to grow if you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.

Find out more about Growing Verbena bonariensis


How to Grow Viburnum tinus

Growing Viburnum tinus

Viburnum tinus, commonly called Laurustinus, is an evergreen shrub that is easy to grow and maintain. It blooms with white and pink flowers in the winter and early spring. This is followed by dark blue-black fruits. The leaves look attractive all-year long

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How to Grow Weigela florida

Growing Weigela florida

Weigela florida, commonly called Old fashioned Weigela, is a deciduous hardy shrub that looks great as hedging. It is a useful plant to grow if you have deer in your area, and is a low maintenance plant.

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