Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii): History, Characteristics & Cultivation

Gerbera jamesonii is a species of flowering plant in the genus Gerbera belonging to the basal Mutisieae tribe within the large Asteraceae family. It is indigenous to South Eastern Africa and commonly known as the Barberton daisy, the Transvaal daisy, and as Barbertonse madeliefie or Rooigousblom in Afrikaans. Gerbera jamesonii was first collected near Barberton, … Read more

10 Major Types of Bottlebrush (Callistemon) Trees

Bottlebrush trees, or more accurately, bottlebrush shrubs or small trees, are part of the Callistemon genus, which is part of the Myrtle family which includes other popular plants like eucalyptus and tea trees. The genus name Callistemon comes from the Greek words kalli meaning “beautiful” and stemon meaning “stamen” in reference to the showy stamens present on most species in this … Read more

28 Different Types of Sage Plants – Identification Guide

Sage plants are a diverse group of herbs and shrubs in the mint family Lamiaceae, with over 900 species. They are native to many parts of the world, but most come from the Mediterranean region and Central and South America . Sage plants are known for their fragrant leaves, which can be used in cooking, … Read more

18 Types of Milkweed Varieties (With Pictures)

Milkweed is a whole genus of about 140 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants, scientifically known as Asclepias. These plants are found throughout North and South America, and many of them are cultivated as ornamentals. Its genus name “Asclepias” refers to the Greek god of medicine Asklepios. Milkweed grows quickly to two to four feet … Read more

20 Types of Red Lilies With Pictures

Lilies are a beautiful and diverse group of flowering plants, belonging to the genus Lilium and the family Liliaceae. They characterized by large, often fragrant flowers that can be white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and even some with freckles. The flowers usually have six petals and six stamens, and they can be bowl, trumpet, … Read more

10 Major Types of Lantana & Their Hybrids – Identification Guide

The Lantana plant belongs to the genus Lantana and the family Verbenaceae. Native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, Lantana has become naturalized in parts of the American Southeast. With over 150 species, these flowering plants bloom nonstop from late spring all the way through frost. In warmer climates, they’ll even keep flowering … Read more

16 Types of Elm Trees (Bark, Leaves, Growth Habit) – Identification Guide

Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the genus Ulmus in the family Ulmaceae. Elm trees are native to the Northern Hemisphere, with a significant presence in North America, Europe, and Asia. There are about 30 to 40 species of elms, which can make identification challenging due to their tendency to hybridize and the development … Read more

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’: Characteristics And How To Grow

Crocosmia (Crocosmia spp.) is a genus of summer-blooming perennials native to Africa. The group of about 11 species and more than 400 cultivars usually has tubular flowers in shades of bright orange, red and yellow. Cocosmia is a member of the Iridaceae family. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is a popular and hardy variety of Crocosmia, capable of … Read more

14 Types of Crocosmia (Montbretia) Plants

Crocosmia, also known as montbretia, is a small genus of summer-blooming perennials in the iris family, Iridaceae. It is native to the grasslands of southern and eastern Africa, commonly South Africa to Sudan. One species is endemic to Madagascar. The group of about 11 species and more than 400 cultivars are characterized by arching stems … Read more

15 Types of Hydrangeas Varieties (Including Cultivars)

Hydrangea, commonly named the hortensia, is a genus of more than 70 species of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Korea, and Japan. The majority of hydrangeas are bushy or shrubs in nature, ranging from 1 to 3 meters (3 feet … Read more