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Varieties of Annual and Perennial Flowers of Spring

I love the bright flowers of spring and sharing what the most colorful varieties are.

Springtime is the general time of year when nature begins to blossom and to come alive once again. Every known plant species in nature is fully awakened and gives life once again. The luscious green trees, well-manicured lawns, beautifully decorated shrubbery, immaculate green hedges, and most of all, the many vibrant blooming flowers. Planting a few perennial flowers out in the overgrown flower beds or even in the flower pots on the back porch can significantly brighten up any lawn.

There are many varieties of colorful flowers for an individual to choose for planting. Color up the lawn in the springtime this year to bloom abundantly and give back life to nature once again.

Asiatic Lily: A Very Hardy Perennial Flower

The Asiatic lily is a moderately early blooming flower that gives off very little scent or no fragrance at all. It blooms vigorously with an array of vibrant colors that range from very soft pastels, to fiery reds, and even bright oranges. The blooms of the lily hybrid can vary from open bowls to recurved flowers, but the flower stems grow very straight.

An Asiatic lily tends to have a high bud count, requires only minimum care, and are the easiest flowers to grow among all of the lily species. The flower is highly ideal for growing in small spaces, it only takes up very little space, always grows straight upward, and are seldom ever very wide. Commonly the Asiatic lily flowers are a widely popular commercial cutting flower used for decorating many floral designs. The bulbs of the flower should be planted in the fall or only a few short weeks prior to the first winter frost. This allows for the bulbs to develop good root systems prior to the first sign of spring. The bulbs must have the winter chill in order to produce big blooms when spring finally arrives. When planting the Asiatic lily flowers always remember to plant the perennial bulbs no less than six inches in depth. For optimum blooms, a gardener must apply organic compost or other fertilizers to condition the soil well.

Blooming dates for the flowers will generally depend upon your regional location, but the flowers will commonly bloom in there first summer. Normally, the Asiatic lily flowers are known to bloom in late June and well into the month of July. The flowers can grow anywhere from twelve to fourteen inches in total height and average 5–6 inches in circumference. They require at least six hours of full sunshine each day and often continue to produce for many long years. Several good companion plants for Asiatic lily flowers include the Solanna Golden-Spheres, shasta flowers, the pincushion flowers, and even daisy flowers are very compatible.

Tickseed Solanna Golden Sphere: A Natural Butterfly Magnet

The Tickseed Solanna Golden Sphere flower is known as a herbaceous perennial and is part of the Asteraceae family. It can be simply planted in flower pots on the back porch or can even be a commercial cutting plant used for creating beautiful floral designs. The flowers are widely known for being very easy to plant and will normally only require very little maintenance throughout the growing season year. A Solanna Golden Sphere flower will commonly never suffer from any form of insect problems or any type of disease issues.

The Solanna Golden Sphere flowers will generally form a low mound of light green leaves, bears many upright stems that hold very large, and double golden-yellow flower spheres. A Solanna Golden Sphere flower is highly tolerant to extreme heat environments and regions with high levels of humidity. The Golden Sphere flowers are also widely known to naturally be a deer resistant variety of flower species. On average, the bright yellow flowers will grow up to one or two feet in total height. When planted in full sunshine the golden-yellow blooms will often reach upwards of 2 foot spreads. The Solanna Golden Sphere flowers will begin blooming in June and continue to grow abundantly through the month of October. With average soil moisture levels and good drainage soil the Golden Sphere flowers will continuously bloom for many months at a time each year.

Garden Pinks: A Common Carnation Flower Type

The garden pinks flower varieties are classified as a Dianthus hybrid and are generally a very hardy flower species. The term Dianthus means "divine flower." garden pinks are perennial flowers that are known to be a genus of three-hundred different species. The garden pinks are a very popular flower type and belong to the same family of flowers used to make carnations. This makes many types of garden pinks flowers suitable for being commercially cut and sold as carnations at the local florist. The well-known flower type will normally have a spicy fragrance and the blooms will profusely emit with delightful scents.

A garden pinks flower is generally rather simple to plant and very easy to grow. The garden pinks are not necessarily always light pink in there shade of color. Regardless of the flowers name they can come in a wide array of different bright colors. Sometimes the garden pinks only come in one solid color and these are known as self flowers. The garden pinks that come in two or more different colors are called fancy flowers. Other garden pinks that come edged with a different color than the other parts of the flower are known as picotee flowers. Commonly, garden pinks flowers will vary in overall height from thirty-five to forty-five centimeters tall and require roughly five hours of direct sunlight everyday. The foliage on the flowers are very slender and sparsely spread on the thick stems. Normally the garden pinks flowers will tend to grow and bloom more abundantly in regions with much cooler climates.

Planting the garden pinks flowers is a rather simple task, but the flowers must always be planted in highly fertile soil with slightly higher alkaline levels. A garden p[inks flower should only be planted about an eighth of a foot in depth and about twelve to eighteen inches apart from one another. Be sure to always evenly space the flowers apart from one another at exactly the same distance and remember to plant each flower at proper depth levels. The garden pinks flowers should always be planted level with the soils surface because the flowers require adequate air circulation around there stems at all times.

Woodland Phlox: Native to Eastern North America

A woodland phlox flower is a species of flowering plants belonging to the family of Polemoniaceae. They are native to eastern North American regions and commonly can be located growing out in the wilderness. The woodland phlox flower can often be found growing out in the forest, in sprawling fields, and way back in the deep woods amongst the heavy oak trees. Scientifically speaking the woodland phlox flower is classified as phlox divarcicata. The term divarcicata means "with a spreading and straggling habitat."

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Woodland phlox flowers are known to be very delicate and will sway in the slightest of May breezes. These are ideal flowers to grow in regions with very hot summers and are commonly called the tough-as-nails flowers for the humid southern regions of the United States. These steely white flowers are disease resistant and commonly grow the best in slightly dryer conditions. The woodland phlox flowers make for a great ground cover, there never prone to mildew, can grow in very sandy, or even in red clay soil conditions. The native wildflower can tolerate growing in full sunlight, partial shade, or even in full shade. Naturally, they will spread out to form small patches of very fragrant, starry pale-blue flowers, and grow over a mound of green foliage. The flower blooms will normally appear to be of a white shade of color from a distance and will definitely lighten up any lawn.

Wooden phlox wildflowers will bloom in early summer, mid-spring, or even in late spring. Generally the native wildflower will grow 12–16 inches in overall height and the flower can average spreads of 12–23 inches. The woodland phlox flowers are very easy to care for with very little maintenance required and will naturally attract many colorful butterflies during the growing season. An ideal flower for creating a shady border, a commercial cut flower, edging, wildflower, or simply for a showy mid-spring display while growing in the flower pots on the back porch.

Salvia: A Long Blooming Flower Type

The salvia flower is considered to be part of the mint family of plant species and is classified scientifically within the subfamily called Nepetoideae. It is one of several known genera that are commonly referred to as sage. The colorful salvia flower has leaves that are entire, but can sometimes be toothed leaves. Salvia flowers have stems that commonly are slightly angled with small bracts that are normally bell or maybe even tubular in there shape.

Many species of salvia flowers normally will have a mucilaginous coating with multitudes of tiny hairs growing on the leaves, stems, and the flowers to considerably help to reduce the flowers water loss. Sometimes the many little hairs will secrete oils that naturally give off a very distinct aroma to the flower. When the numerous little hairs are gently brushed, maybe even slightly rubbed the oil-bearing cells are then ruptured, and the secrete oils are then fully released. These secrete oils significantly help the salvia flower to be completely unattractive to nearby grazing animals and hungry little foraging insects.

Salvia flowers are native to North America and will profusely bloom all summer long. The colorful flowers will commonly attract many hummingbirds, pollinating bees, and a large multitude of colorful butterflies. Salvia flowers can be found growing out in the wilderness, in a flowerbed garden, and even tend to grow excellent in a flower pot. The salvia flowers are capable of growing about two feet in overall height and generally will average roughly one foot in total width. To acquire long blooming salvia flowers all summer long be certain to plant the colorful flowers in average soil conditions and in a mostly sunny to partly sunny location.

Verbena: Many Bright and Showy Flower Clusters

The verbena flowers are classified in the Verbenaceae family and most flower species are native to the Americas. Other verbena flower species are native to Asia, but all make for the ideal flowers for cascading over retaining walls. A verbena flower has leaves that are highly dense, very simple leaves, and in some particular species tend to be hairy. Commonly, the verbena flower has five small petals and with borne in dense spikes. verbena flowers have a long history of herbalism and the flower's natural oils are presently being widely used in various medicines throughout certain parts of the modern world. In fact, the verbena flowers essential oils in some species are currently being marketed under the name of Vervain.

The many medicinal uses around the world for the verbena flower typically will include treating asthma, curing sore throats, suppressing the whooping cough, reduces the inflammation associated with arthritis, cures the gout, reduces seizures, relieves gall bladder pain, considerably lowers high fevers, and often is used for treating depression. Other medicinal uses include reducing heart conditions, relieves chest pains, or fluid retentions due to heart failure. The verbena flower was once labeled as the "Holy Herb."

Many verbena flowers currently grow wild along the shores of the historic Yellowstone Lake that is located inside of the Yellowstone National Park. The verbena wildflower features countless clusters of bright and showy blooms that grow abundantly all season long. Some particular species of the verbena flower varieties can grow from 6–36 inches in total height and 12–20 inches in overall width. A verbena flower will naturally feature lovely fragrances that can brighten up your day and notably lift up any individuals spirits. The flowers come in a wide variety of different colors of blue, pink, red, and even white.

Commonly, the verbena flowers are very resilient but still require 8–10 hours of sunlight each day and can grow long lasting blooms in the most hottest days of summer heat. The verbena flower is known to be drought resistant and dry soil conditions are perfectly fine for growing a verbena. Planting the flowers should occur in the spring and for optimum blooms a gardener should trim the verbena flower back on a regular basis. Following a trim to the flower, remember to lightly fertilize, and then generously water for a new show of blooms in roughly two short weeks.

The zonal geranium flowers first originated in South Africa and will commonly grow one to three feet in total height. The flower is classified in the Geraniaceae family and are most often found planted in fertile flower pots. Sometimes the flowers are found growing indoors as houseplants and typically will display very radical symmetry. A zonal geranium can also be planted outside for there dazzling lollipop blooms to attract colorful butterflies, hummingbirds, and even pollinating bees. Zonal geraniums are named for their horseshoe-shaped band of dark color on the leaves of most varieties. The flowers have erect stems that bear five petal-like flowers and contain umbel-like clusters.

A zonal geranium requires very little maintenance and comes in many dazzling shades of colors. The flowers are widely available in pink, red, white, or even shades of purple. Zonal geranium seeds are rather easy to grow, but requires plenty of direct sunlight each day to exhibit many colorful clusters of showy flowers. The flowers seeds should be sown in the early spring and always be certain to never over water the seeds. Since the zonal geranium species are highly heat and drought tolerant they normally will not require much water. When fully mature the flowers are capable of growing for many long years, but always remember to remove the dead blooms regularly to promote more blooms to blossom brightly.

In the past, a zonal geranium flower has been used to treat intestinal issues, healing wounds, helping with respiratory ailments, lowering high fevers, and for curing kidney complications. In the year of 1794, a chemist by the name of John Dalton was very thankful for the zonal geranium species of flowers because they helped the chemist to finally discover that his vision was poor and he was greatly suffering with colorblindness. The chemist heard his co-workers describing the colors of a pink zonal geranium as truthfully a pink colored flower. To chemist Dalton's eyes, however, the flowers appeared to be more blue in color than pink, and his eyes had absolutely no ability to properly distinguish between the red flowers at all. The zonal geranium flowers are widely known to be large and bright flowers that bloom with many vibrant blossoms all season long.

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