Category: Flowers

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a large genus of flowering plants in the Malvaceae or mallow family. The Malvaceae family includes many plants grown for their ornamental flowers and vegetable and fiber plants, such as...

Annual Vinca

With heat, drought, and poor soil tolerance, annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus), sometimes called periwinkle, is popular for summer flower beds in South Carolina. Height/Spread The plants grow 1 or...

Florist Cyclamen

The genus Cyclamen contains about 23 species, which are all native to the Mediterranean region. Florist’s cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) was introduced in Western Europe in the early 17th...

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus are some of the earliest flowers to appear in gardens each year, some starting to bloom as early as January. Many will bloom and...

Perennial Leadwort

Perennial leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides), also known as hardy plumbago, is a long-blooming, semi-woody perennial from western China that will grow throughout South Carolina. This relatively...

Giant Coneflower

I love adding drama to a garden, especially choosing a plant that will stop you in your tracks with your mouth gaping open! One such plant is the giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima). It’s a...

Pollinator Gardening

In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated a week in June as National Pollinator Week to increase the general public’s awareness of the importance of pollinators to food production. What is pollination?...

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