Korinna Kriemhild. flowers. April 16th , 2017.
Pineapple Lily (Eucomis)Resembling pineapples, this flower is exotic and fragrant. The flowers grow on a basal rosette, in the shape of a pineapple. These perfectly cylindrical flowers come in bright and attractive colors that make it unusual. When in full bloom, this flower does not fail to attract many an eye.
This is a perennial plant which prefers moist soil and a shady environment. Flowers produced by this plant are heart-shaped and pink in color. Another characteristic of the flowers is that they are droopy. This plant produces a lacy foliage, and can be grown in gardens/places with a shady surrounding and moist soil.
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.
Commonly called Coneflowers, this genus is known by the name Echinacea (derived from Greek echino meaning sea urchin). It blooms for 2 - 3 months, usually from early to late summer. Its amazing color serves as an excellent addition to any garden. Apart from flamboyant blooms, the plant is extremely drought-tolerant. It grows best in a well-drained soil, and areas that receive full sunlight. This genus is endemic to central and eastern North America.
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