PSS 123 Garden Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry
Dept. Plant and Soil Science, 208 Hills
University of Vermont

Names are linked to plant descriptions,  indicate photos (about 50K),  indicate latin name pronunciations.

Plants are picked as best/most popular or seen in Northeast U.S. Selection will vary with region of the country. These plants will be included in the lecture exams and should be used for landscape plans. Names will not have to be memorized unless also covered in labs. Specific species or cultivars shown in photos are in ( ).

Ageratum Ageratum houstonianum (Adriatic) 
Alyssum Lobularia maritima 
Begonia Begonia semperflorens-cultorum (Athaena Mix)
Blanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella (Red Plume) 
Celosia, Crestedand Plumed  Celosia argentea (Cristata and Plumosa groups) 
Chrysanthemum Dendranthema cultivars 
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides 
Cosmos, Garden and Yellow  Cosmos bipinnatus and sulphureus (Early Mamouth Single and Bright Lights) 
Dianthus Dianthus chinensis 
Dusty Miller  Senecio cineraria (Diamond) 
Flowering Tobacco Nicotiana x sanderae (Domino Mix)
Fuchsia Fuchsia cultivars 
Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum 
Impatiens, Busy Lizzy 
and New Guinea
Impatiens wallerana and 'New Guinea' (Aglia) 
Madagascar Periwinkle Catharanthus roseus 
Marigold, American and French  Tagetes erecta (American Indian Gold) and patula 
Morning Glory Convolvulus (Blue Ensign), Ipomoea
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus (Dwarf Jewel Box Mix)
Pansy Viola x wittrockiana 
Petunia Petunia x hybrida 
Portulaca Portulaca grandiflora 
Prairie Gentian Eustoma grandiflorum
Sage, Scarlet 
and Mealy-Cup and Texas
Salvia splendens, farinacea, coccinea 
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 
Spider Flower Cleome hassleriana
Sunflower Helianthus annuus (Valentine) 
Trailing Lobelia Lobelia erinus
Treasure Flower Gazania cultivars (Dynastar Mix)
Verbena Verbena x hybrida (Peaches and Cream)
Zinnia, Common 
and Mexican and Narrow-leaf 
Zinnia elegans, haageana (Chippendale), angustifolia (Star White) 

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