Flowering Plants – 2


Family: Asteraceae
Common name: Dahlia
There’s no doubt that these bright, beautiful, globulous Dahlia flowers will be the pride of your garden during winter. Read more >>


Family: Asteraceae
Common name: Zinnia
If you have a patch of Zinnia flowers in your garden, I bet nobody will be able to take their eyes off them, not even you! Read more >>


Family: Strelitziaceae
Common name: Bird of Paradise
If you saw this plant without its blooms, you might wonder why it has such a fancy name. Read more >>

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Firecracker plant, Kanakambaram
These beautiful flowers adorn garlands worn on women’s hair and also in temple decorations, especially in South India. Read more >>

Mirabilis jalapa

Common name: Four o’clock flower, Marvel of Peru
Most flowers bloom in the morning and droop with evening, but here’s an exception. Read more >>

Thunbergia mysorensis

Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Mysore clock vine, Indian clock vine, Mysore trumpetvine, Brick and butter vine
Indian or Mysore clock vine plants are so stunning and delightful when they are in bloom. Read more >>

Combretum indicum

Family: Combretaceae
Common name: Rangoon creeper, Chinese honeysuckle
Rangoon creeper is the plant you want climbing on arches, trellis or other structures in your garden. Read more >>

Ixora coccinea

Family: Rubiaceae
Common name: Jungle geranium, Flame of the woods, Jungle flame
Ixora plants can give you a true sense of the term – blooming profusely throughout the year. Read more >>


Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Eranthemum
A family with over 60 species of flowering plants ranging in leaf and flower colors, but all of them happy to keep blooming. Read more >>


Family: Solanaceae
Common name: Petunias
It’s difficult to find flowers with more colors, color combinations and exuberance that Petunia flowers for your garden. Read more >>


Family: Heliconiaceae
Common name: False bird-of-paradise, Lobster-claws
Heloconias are a species of simple plants with brilliantly shapes flowers that are unique and eye-catching. Read more >>

Cascabela thevetia

Family: Apocynaceae
Common name: Yellow Oleander, Lucky nut. Thevetia peruviana
They are technically yellow oleander trees, but they only grow as tall as bushes, about 10 feet tall. Read more >>

Plumbago auriculata

Family: Plumbaginaceae
Common name: Cape leadwort, Plumbago, Blue plumbago
A plumbago plant in bloom is quite a sight, with bunches of pale blue or violet flowers spread throughout the plant. Read more >>


Family: Amaryllidaceae
Common name: Lily of the Nile, African lily
African lilies are difficult to procure and bloom, but they are one of the most beautiful lily flowers. Read more >>

Euphorbia milii

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Common name: Crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn
Euphorbia plants were a rage in gardens some time back, until news about its toxicity started circulating. Read more >>

Dianthus barbatus

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Common name: Sweet william
The word Dianthus comes from the Greek words, dios and anthos, which means God and flower – the flower of the Gods. Read more >>

Torenia fournieri

Family: Linderniaceae
Common name: Wishbone flower, Bluewings
Wishbone flowers are breath-takingly beautiful with with shades of purple or pink outer petals, and a white throat with yellow markings. Read more >>

Impatiens balsamina

Family: Balsaminaceae
Common name: Balsam, Rose balsam, Garden balsam
There would be very few children in India, who have not enjoyed bursting balsam seeds open, gently squeezing them with the fingers. Read more >>

Mussaenda philippica

Family: Rubiaceae
Common name: Mussaenda
All Indian gardens had a Mussaenda plant some time back, until fancy hybrid plants took over, and now they are rare in gardens and nurseries. Read more >>


Family: Araceae
Common name: Peace lily, Spath
Peace lilies are garden favorites all over the world, whether they are grown indoors or outdoors because they are very low-maintenance. Read more >>

Hamelia patens

Family: Rubiaceae
Common name: Firebush, Redhed, Humminbird bush, Scarlet bush
Firebush plants are true magnets for hummingbirds, butterflies and insects, a must-have for your garden. Read more >>


Family: Asteraceae
Common name: Chrysanthemums, Mums, Chrysanths
Chrysanthemums or Mums as they are lovingly called, are a wonderful addition to your garden during fall. Read more >>


Family: Solanaceae
Common name: Angel’s trumpets
Angel’s trumpets are beautiful ornamental plants that can adorn a corner of your garden where pets or small children cannot reach it, since the plants are toxic. Read more >>


Family: Orchidaceae
Common name: Orchids
Orchids have existed for millions of years on earth, they looks gorgeous and they are one of the two largest family of flowering plants. Read more >>

Clitoria ternatea

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Butterfly pea, Darwin pea, Asian pigeonwings, Blue pea, Bluebellvine, Cordofan pea
Butterfly pea plant is very beautiful and useful at the same time; an essential in any garden. Read more >>

Odontonema cuspidatum

Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Firespike, Mottled Toothedthread, Cardinal’s guard
Firespike plants are grown in gardens and nurseries as ornamental plants due to their beautiful red inflorescence. Read more >>

Asclepias curassavica

Family: Apocynaceae
Common name: Blood flowers, Tropical milkweed, Butterfly weed
Bloodflowers are so attractive to butterflies that they are changing migratory habits of Monarch butterflies. Read more >>

Rivina humilis

Family: Petiveriaceae
Common name: Bloodberry, Pigeonberry, Rougeplant, Coralito
Bloodberry plants are very popular ornamental plants, that are garden favorites because of their beautiful flowers and fruits. Read more >>

Thunbergia fragrans

Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Sweet clockvine, Whitelady, Forest thunbergia
Though it’s a crime to call this plant a weed, it unfortunately is classified as an invasive weed in many countries. Read more >>

Stachytarpheta mutabilis

Family: Verbenaceae
Common name: Pink snakeweed, Red snakeweed, Pink rat tail
Pink snakeweed plants look very beautiful in flowering season, especially if they are planted close to each other. Read more >>

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