Jyotsna Nitika. flowers. August 20th , 2017.
Native to northeast Asia, plantain lilies (hostas) bloom all summer and are extremely shade-tolerant. Propagated by means of stolons and rhizomes, the hosta plant is herbaceous in habit and grows well in USDA zones 3 - 9. Some hostas have variegated leaves, thus increasing the aesthetic value of a landscape. The flowers are found in white, lavender, and blue shades. Also, the plants are edible by humans.
Generally native to Asia and Europe, delicate pincushion flowers (Scabiosa) are available in creamy white and lavender-blue colors. They are abundant with nectar, thus inviting honey bees, butterflies, and many other moths. USDA zones 3 - 9 are ideal for growing pincushion flowers. Required growing conditions are full sunlight, average rich soil, and regular watering.
Stephanos stands for crown, while otis stands for ear in Greek. This forms the name of this flower that appears to have a head of tiny flowers that resembles a crown.
The best way to prevent crop damage by deer is to plant deer-resistant flowering plants. These are plants that deer don't eat. The following article provides information on different deer-proof flowers with their characteristics.
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