Annual Flowers

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  • Hunnemannia fumariifolia Goldencup, Mexican Tulip Poppy Z 9-11, Annual in colder areas

    yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage

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    Hunnemannia fumariifolia  Goldencup, Mexican Tulip Poppy  Z 9-11, Annual in colder areas
    Non-stop, very showy, bright yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage. Without doubt, our favorite annual.

    Size: 2-3’x2’
    Care: sun in moist, well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: highlands in Chihuahua Desert from northern Mexico into southern Arizona and Texas.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and bees

    Described in The British Flower Garden  3: 54, pl. 276. 1828.

  • Nicotiana langsdorffii Langsdorff’s tobacco Z 10-11, grow as annual in colder areas

    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers in summer through fall.

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    Nicotiana langsdorffii  Langsdorff’s tobacco Z 10-11, grow as annual in colder areas
    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers, summer through fall.

    Size: 2-3’ x 6”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Chile and Brazil
    Wildlife Value: attract hummingbirds
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Nicotiana langsdorfii introduced in 1819.  The genus name nicotiana named after John Nicot who introduced smoking tobacco to Europe. Langsdorfii named to honor  Russian naturalist Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Baron de Langsdorff ( 1774 -1852), Russian consul general in Brazil and leader of Langsdorff Expedition of Brazil, 1826-1829.

  • Polygonum capitatum Pinkhead knotweed, in China tou hua liao. Z 7-11

    Oval-shaped spikes of pink flower heads

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    Oval-shaped spikes of pink flower heads June through October, with ornamental, chevron-like pattern on the leaves. Wonderful groundcover, good for rock gardens and containers and between stepping stones and anyplace you want to put a plant.

    Size: 5” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Malaysia & Nepal

    Collected for western gardens by 1825.  Used medicinally in Asia.  Polygonum from Greek polys meaning “many” and gonu for “knee” or “joint” for the thickened joints on the stem. Capitatum means “dense head.”