Ranunculaceae: Buttercup Family. This family has about 2,000 species in 50 genera. They are often called the herbaceous counterpart to the Magnoliaceae because of the relatively simple structure of their flowers. Like the magnolias, the buttercups represent a family of plants that have relatively unspecialized floral parts.
The Agapanthus or Star of Bethlehem is one of those flowers you just can't get wrong. Beautiful blue - A. africanus (Star of Bethlehem). The Agapanthus plant is a perennial. It is an extremely tough, drought hardy plant, coming from South Africa. There are about 10 different species.
One of the tallest, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Horizon' (Floss Flower) features fluffy round clusters of lavender to purplish-blue flowers resembling asters. A very vigorous plant with strong, sturdy stems, many branches and larger flowers than the traditional ageratum.
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is an old-fashioned flower that is still very popular today. And no wonder. Its fuzzy, cupped leaves hold glistening droplets of water after a rain and it blooms in frothy sprays of dainty, yellow flowers that spill over in late spring and early summer. Besides being beautiful, it is also used in making lotions and soaps. Lady’s Mantle is a long-lived ...
Rosy Garlic, Rosy-Flowered Garlic, Ornamental Onion, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers Allium roseum (Rosy Garlic) is a beautiful sight with its elegant, exquisitely-scented clusters of pale to rich pink, star-shaped flowers forming umbels up to 3 in. wide (7 cm).
Peruvian lily plants (Alstroemeria), also known as Lily of the Incas, are striking late spring or early summer, half-hardy perennial bloomers that are available in a myriad of colors including pink, white, orange, purple, red, yellow and salmon.
Sweet alyssum flowers (Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum) are useful in alpine rock gardens, borders, planters, hanging baskets and dry zones. They are small plants that may get 3 to 6 inches tall and produce clusters of tiny flowers in clumps. The blooms come in pink, salmon, purple, white and yellow. Flowers arise in June to October and can be encouraged to rebloom by cutting back spent flowers.