Common Garden Plants

Common Garden Plants

Posted at 15th September 2016 in News by JHPS Gardens

There are thousands of different plants that you may find in your garden. Here, we have listed the most common garden plants and flowers you may come across in your garden this summer.

Sunflowers:  Helianthus, or more commonly known as Sunflowers, brighten up your garden no end  in the Summer months. Some varieties of Sunflowers grow over 10 feet tall! After the  sunflower has bloomed, they start to look warn, so it is best to cut them down  completely instead of trimming back gradually.

Hydrangea: Hydrangea Macrophylla, more commonly known as Hydrangea, are deciduous plants and can grow up to 2m tall and 2.5m wide. There are around 70 different species and were first discovered in Japan. Hydrangeas can get very thirsty and need to be watered regularly. The amount of aluminium in the soil affects what colour the flower is.

Geraniums:  Pelargonium, more commonly known as Geraniums, grown up to between 6 inches to 3-4  feet. Geraniums bloom from early spring until the late autumn and their flowers are rich  in nectar which attract bees and beetles.

Allium: Allium hollandicum more commonly known as just Alliums, is a may flowering flower with a purple head.

Mexican Fleabane: Erigeron karvinskianus is a self seeder and normally appears in steps, cracks and crevices. They produce a tiny pink and white daisies from Spring to November. They normally grow around 20cm tall.

Daffodil: The Narcissus, better know as the Daffodil, is a yellow petalled flower which develops a bright orange centre. With daffodils being easy to grow, they are a popular choice for most gardens.

If you would like more information about a particular plant in your garden, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we will be happy to help. We can also recommend planting schemes.

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