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White flowers symbolize purity, and some might even claim that they are as close to perfection as anything can be. If you have a garden, you surely need to add some of the following types to your collection. For an overpowering scent, heliotropes are the perfect bushes full of white, purple, or blue flowers. The leaves are deep green, and they love moist soil and partial shade. For a more vigorous plant, you should cut it and keep it inside during winter, then plant it in your garden again in the spring.
Lilies are amongst the most popular flowers. They can be used to decorate the garden, but lilies are also included in some of the most beautiful floral arrangements. They also love the partial shade and moist soils; as a tip, they need a cold dormant period before their growth in spring.
Hibiscus is yet another beautiful flower that comes in a plethora of colors, including white. They enjoy full sun, with well-drained soil. They are quite sensitive to extreme weather, so make sure they are not exposed to freezing temperatures or drought.
For the perfect cut flower, you can try ranunculus. This is a bright flower with a long vase life and comes with numerous blooms that are located at the end of long stems. They require full sun and well-drained soils.
For a special touch, lycoris is also known as the Naked Ladies. This is because they bloom without having any foliage, thus giving them a naked look. They enjoy a minimum of six hours of sun per day and well-drained soil.
The clematis can provide more blooms than any other given plant in a small space. They can reach 30 feet tall, and they thrive in sheltered spots.
Lastly, if you want to attract butterflies and birds to your garden, you can choose the cosmos. They are annuals with flowers that resemble a bowl and have very long stems. You should remove the wilted flowers in order to encourage reblooming.
Orange and Yellow Flowers
Aloe barbadensis is a flower that blooms on a long stem, and the color is a bright orange with a shape resembling tubes. They do not tolerate frost and need plenty of sunlight.
For a cheerful touch, alstroemeria is any florist’s dream. Each flower comes with six petals that can be streaked, striped, or flecked with darker spots. They are quite sensitive, so make sure you stake them, so they do not collapse in rain or wind.
Helenium comes with yellow or reddish flowers, while the petals often have two tones, lightening up towards the edges. They are late-season flowers, making them ideal for creating a lively garden in the late months of warmth.
If you like daisies, coreopsis should also find its place in your garden. They have a similar appearance, and their petals can come in various colors that cover yellow to pink shades. If you remove their heads, coreopsis can be the longest lasting flower in your garden.
Green flowers are not so common as other colors, but they are surely quite impressive. For instance, gladiolus can come in beautiful ranges, and the flowers are showy, the perfection addition to any floral arrangement. Make sure you keep them away from frost.
The spider mum takes its name from the drooping petals that look like spider legs. It has long and narrow petals that cover the head, and they come in different colors. Spider mums enjoy acidic soil, so you can add some peat to help them develop.
Another unique flower is the lady’s slipper orchid. This type has two leaves only that come out from the main stem. It resembles a lady’s slipper, thus its name. This flower is endangered, so it is not recommended to transplant or collect them from the wild.
For a more exotic touch, verbena comes with magenta and tall purple flowers. It thrives during summer and loves moist soil.
The bellflower takes its name from the upturned and cup-shaped blooms that come in a lavender variety. Another great choice is the balloon flower that comes with balloon-like blooms. If you want a violet color, you can choose fuji blue or Astra blue ones.
Blue and Black Flowers
For a charming touch, cornflowers come with bright blue blooms that are adored by butterflies and bees. Another flower that attracts wildlife is the empire blue butterfly bush – the pale blue flowers have a delicate scent and come with lance-shaped leaves.
The forget-me-not is a popular flower that has sky-blue blooms. The foliage is bright green, and the centers are yellow, white, or pink. It is an ideal garden flower, as the maintenance required is minimal.
Black flowers can be quite ominous, but they also symbolize rebirth and have positive connotations. Black velvet petunia is a hybrid flower, and, like any other “black” flower, they are not quite black. They come in very dark purple. A flower that gets as close to black as it is naturally possible is the black magic hollyhock. This has a bowl-shaped flower on a tall stalk with lots of leaves, reaching up to 10 feet.
All in all, the same type of flower can come in a wide range of colors. They can help you beautify your garden or add color to your favorite floral arrangements.