MIMULUS Monkey flower, Annual Flower Information

MIMULUS (Monkey flower) (Name from Mimo, an ape, refers to gaping mouth of flower) The flowers of this interesting genus are curiously shaped and spotted with contrasting colors. Those generally seen are bright yellow, spotted with maroon, red or orange. a: Mimulus moschalus is the Musk plant, so-called because of its musk-scented leaves. It is really a trailing perennial with […]

TORENIA (Wishbone flower), Annual Flower Information

The Wishbone flower is a gem. Those who have not tried this annual, nor seen it growing, have a pleasant surprise in store for them if they will raise a few plants. The flowers of Torenia fournieri are violet and lavender with a prominent yellow blotch on the lip. There is a less attractive white variety. In the center, the […]

Annual Flowers – Try growing them form seed

Try growing them from seed and enjoy a hand in producing miracles of color Classes Annuals may be classified according to the time that their seeds may be safely sown. There are many annuals, which are sometimes known under the rather misleading name of “hardy annuals.” These plants are not hardy in the sense that the plants themselves live through […]

LYCHNIS Campion (Rose-of-heaven), Annual Flower Information

LYCHNIS Campion (Rose-of-heaven) (Greek for lamp, referring to the flame-colored flowers of some species) The various sorts of Lychnis are generally considered to be perennial but several are annual. The Rose-of-heaven, Lychnis coelirosea, often cataloged as Viscaria oculala, is a lovely little annual with crimson, blue, purple, lavender, pink or white flowers. The five petals are slightly notched and the […]

DATURA Floripondio (Trumpet flower), Annual Flower Information

DATURA Floripondio (Trumpet flower) These large-flowered annuals are related to the common Jimson weed. Their flowers are trumpet-shaped, white, purple, or yellow in color, and sometimes 6 inches long. Datura fastuosa (cornucopia) is the common white species. The flowers are often much doubled, in which case they are mere monstrosities. The outside of the petals is frequently washed with an […]

White Annual Flowers

WHITE ANNUALS Ageratum Houstonianurn (Mexican Ageratum) Alyssum maritimurn (Sweet Alyssum) Ammobiurn alaturn (Winged Everlasting) Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon) Arctotis grandis (Bushy Arctotis) Argemone grandiflora (Pricklepoppy) Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy) Browallia demissa (elata) Campanula (Annual Canterbury Bells) Centaurea (Royal Sweet-sultan, Cornflower, etc.) Centranthus macrosiphon (Spur-valerian) Chrysanthemum Clarkia Cleome spinosa (Spiderflower) Clintonia pulchella Collinsia bicolor (Chi nese-ho uses) Crepis barbata rubra (Hawkweed) […]


ANNUALS FOR WINDOW AND PORCH BOXES Atzeraturn Lobelia erinus Portulaca (Rosemoss) Verbena ALYSSLuM Maurandia Tagetes signata var. Pumila Vinca rosea (Periwinkle) Browallia speciosa Petunia Thunbergia (Clockvine) Zinnia Centaurea (Dusty Miller) Phlox Tropxolum majus (Nasturtium)

The Herbaceous Garden

WHAT an ugly name! But would “My Perennial Garden,” even if correct, sound any better, or “My Hardy Plant Garden”? So I must just leave it. It was originally the kitchen. gar en, but as it is close to the house and bordering the drive, the vegetables have been banished and only the fruit-trees retained on high walls, many centuries […]