Amaryllis

COMMON NAME:  amaryllis GENUS:  Amaryllis Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: A. belladonna "Appleblossom"-pink and white. A.b. 'Dazzler'-white with light green tones. A.b. 'Liberty'-crimson. FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Amaryllis blossoms are truly spectacular. They form on sturdy 20-inch stems and then produce explosions of color, sometimes as many as five blossoms to a stem. Colors … Continue reading Amaryllis

Christmas Rose

COMMON NAME:  Christmas Rose GENUS:  Helleborus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: H. niger "Angustifolius"-small flowering, pure white form. H.n. "Praecox"-blooms September-February. H.n. "Major," H.n. "Multiflorus"-smaller flowers. FAMILY:  Ranunculaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: This plant, which grows to a height of 12 to 8 inches, has interesting evergreen leaves that are slightly toothed and divided into seven to … Continue reading Christmas Rose

Crocus

COMMON NAME:  Crocus GENUS:  Crocus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: Blue; C. biflorus, C. imperati, C. siebert, C. tomasinianus, C. versicolor; yellow: C. aureus, C. chrysanthus, C. korolkowii, C. sulphureus concolor, C. susianus; white: C. fleischeri, C. laevigatus, C. speciosus {fall}. Dutch crocus cultivars-blue: Enchantress, Pickwick, Queen of the Blues, Remembrance, Striped Beauty; white: Jeanne d'Arc, Peter … Continue reading Crocus

Cyclamen

COMMON NAME:  Cyclamen GENUS:  Cyclamen SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. purpurascens-pinks; blooms in fall. C. hederifolium-vigorous, easy to grow. C. coum-cultivated since 1596. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Cyclamen has lovely pink-carmine-magenta nodding flowers, borne singly on stems that, on some species, coil downward. The foliage is also quite attractive, usually a dark, glossy … Continue reading Cyclamen

Snowdrop

COMMON NAME:   Snowdrop GENUS:   Galanthus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: G. nivalis  "Atkinsil"-blooms very early; large flowers. G.n. "Flore Pleno"-double flowers. G.n. "Lutescens"-yellow markings. G.n. "Simplex"-single flowers. G.n. "S. Arnott"-taller with fragrant large flowers. FAMILY:   Amaryllidaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE:  Perennial DESCRIPTION:  Snowdrops are tiny, growing only to a height of 3 to 4 inches. … Continue reading Snowdrop

Winter Jasmine

common name: Winter Jasmine genus: Jasminum species, hybrids, cultivators J. nudiflorum. J.polyanthuvigorous vine; grown indoors; sprays of white blossoms. J. mesnyi-primrose jasmine; evergreen vine with long, arching branches; lemon yellow flowers, February-April. J. officinale-poet's jasmine; small, white fragrant flowers in summer; not suitable for extremely cold climates; glossy, semi-evergreen leaves Family: OLEACEAE Blooms: Winter Type: … Continue reading Winter Jasmine