COMMON NAME: primrose GENUS: Primula SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: P. denticulata-lavender, purple, or white flowers; grows to 12 inches. P. japonica 'Millar Crimson'-flowers whorled around the 24-inch stem; blooms May-June. P. polyanthus-best known; colors are red, pink, blue, gold, and white, all with small yellow eyes. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: spring TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: Primroses form an … Continue reading Primrose is Considered the Flower of February.
COMMON NAME: pinks GENUS: Dianthus SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: D. plumarius 'Spring Beauty'-mixture of double flowers; colors range from pink to rose, salmon, and white with interesting markings. D.p. 'Essex Witch'-dwarf variety; only 5 inches tall; rose-pink; easy to grow. D.p. 'Aqua'-white, double flowers on stalks 10 to 12 inches tall. D. caryophyllaceae-garden or florist carnation; 18 … Continue reading Pinks
The language of flowers was quite suited to Victorian England, for it allowed for communication between lovers without the knowledge of ever-present chaperons and parents. Messages that would be a social impossibility if spoken could be conveyed by sending certain types of flowers. How these flowers were sent was of great importance as well, for … Continue reading The Victorian Language of Flowers