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.
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.
Acanthus hungaricus is commonly known as Hungarian or Long-leaved Bear's Breeches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brunnera macrophylla (Syn. Anchusa myosotidiflora) is a hardy perennial commonly known as Siberian buglass, Heartleaf Brunnera, or Great / False forget-me-not.
Cenolophium denudatum, commonly known as Baltic parsley, is an easy to grow plant that thrives in most light and soil conditions.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ornithogalum nutans is a perennial bulb, and is often referred to by the common name of Drooping or Nodding Star-of-Bethlehem.
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.
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.
Senecio articulatus, commonly called the Candle Plant or Hot Dog Cactus, is a member of the Asteraceae family and a native of South Africa.
Valeriana officinalis, commonly called Valerian or garden Heliotrope is a perennial herb that is grown for both ornamental and medicinal purposes.
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.
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
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.