Campanula persicifolia (peach-leaved bellflower) is a flowering plant species in the family Campanulaceae. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 1 m (3 ft 3 in). Its flowers are cup-shaped and can be either lilac-blue or white. Its foliage is narrow and glossy with a bright green appearance.The flowering period is from June to August.
Campanula persicifolia is common in the Alps and other mountain ranges in Europe. It grows at lower altitudes in the north, and higher up further south, passing 1,500 m (4,921 ft) in Provence. Normally it flowers in June; a dry summer may reduce or inhibit its flowering. Despite this it can flower as late as September in a cold year. The natural habitat of this plant is broad-leaved forests, woodland margins, rocky outcrops in broad-leaved woods, meadows and banks.
The black eyed Susan vine in the family Acanthaceae, orginating from Eastern Africa is a striking climbing perennial most often grown as an annual. This vine has attractive hairy leaves and vibrant orange flowers with a black eye produced from May to October.
Sommersonne is a compact, clump-forming, upright cultivar which typically grows 2-3′ tall. Features single to double, daisy-like flowers (2-3″ diameter) with golden yellow rays and deep orange-yellow center disks atop stiff stems that seldom need staking. Noted for its lengthy summer to early fall bloom period.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over three hundred species and tens of thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles.
Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants, commonly called water lilies. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains five genera with about 70 known species.
Polemonium reptans is a perennial herbaceous plant native to eastern North America. Common names include spreading Jacob’s ladder, creeping Jacob’s ladder, false Jacob’s ladder, abscess root, american Greek valerian, blue bells, stairway to heaven, and sweatroot. Jacob’s ladder grows 50 centimetres (20 in) tall, with pinnate leaves up to 20 centimetres (8 in) long with 5-13 leaflets. The leaves and flower stems grow from a vertical crown with abundant fibrous roots.The flowers are produced in panicles on weak stems from mid to late spring. They are 1.3 cm (-1-2 in) long and have five light blue-violet petals that are fused at the base, enclosed by a tubular calyx with five pointed lobes. The pollen is white. The stigma extends beyond the anthers, making self-pollination difficult, so insects must cross-pollinate for the plants to produce seed. Pollinated flowers develop into an oval pod with three chambers, 6 mm (-1-2 in) long, which is enclosed by the green calyx. The plant spreads by reseeding itself.
With all the colours of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, this is indeed an exceptional modern variety of Yarrow. The range and intensity of colour is very diverse and includes red to pink to apricot, yellows, beige and bronze tones and occasional whites plus some hues new to the plant. True perennials, marvellous for cutting (for use fresh or dried), they come into bloom in May and then bloom away merrily until the first frosts – hopefully five months away.