Acacia flowers are one of the most incredible treats of Australia, eye-opening and sensual as they bathe the savannah in color. Commonly known as embers, Wattles, Wattleseed, and Pigface, the tree and flower have spread widely.
Acanthus flowers are well-known for their stylized leaves, which have been used in architectural decorations for millennia. Acanthus plants have a beautiful classic appearance that is a delightful addition to any home garden.
Commonly known as the African lily (or the lily of the Nile in Britain) and the flower of love, the Agapanthus is native to southern Africa. It grows mainly in shady areas where it's protected from the heat of the African sun.
Allium flowers are also valued for their culinary potential and beauty. Planted in an orchard, they give your dishes a pleasant aroma and acidity. Regardless of how you like your allium plants, you will love how easy they are to grow.
Almond Blossoms are closely linked to peaches and are also known for the oil obtained from the fruits. Almond's benefit didn't start today. Humans have widely used almonds for a time that even dates back to Biblical times.
Alstroemeria resembles a miniature lily and is often referred to as the lily of the Incas or Peruvian lily. Alstroemeria is initially grown in Peru but has also been found in the mountains of Brazil and Chile.
Amaranthus hypochondriacus is a plant that is known to make a striking statement in borders or beds. It grows up to 6 feet tall and carries slightly fuzzy purple-red flower spirals in Summer, followed by seed heads that can be yellow, purple, or red.
The pretty amaryllis flower, often given away at Christmas, is often seen as a sign of festive joy. While this is true, this flower has many other meanings as well. The Amaryllis flower is available in various shades, including purple, orange, white, yellow, and red.
Ambrosia flowers were well-known in both Victorian floral language and ancient Greek myth. Most species of Ambrosia are native to North America, including the most common ones. Ambrosia is an entire genus of related plants, also commonly referred to as ragweeds.
Ash trees are spectacular trees with great cultural significance and mystical beliefs in various aspects of human life. Ash is generally known as the "Tree of Life" as it's believed to be the foundation of humanity from the past.
Ammi majus may not be an actual "royal", but the royal appeal of this flower is undeniable. Treasured by designers for its airy, lace-like, and delicate charm, Ammi includes a group of perennials that are often misconstrued for their more "royal" cousin (Queen Anne's Lace or Daucus carota).
Angelica is a short-lived perennial or hardy biennial herb in the carrot family. It has a powerful musky fragrance and an aromatic sweet taste. The small, yellowish-white, often pink flowers form semicircular, double-apical umbels about 6-inches in diameter.
Angelonia angustifolia is native to the West Indies and Mexico. Angelonia is a semi-tropical plant that is mainly considered an annual plant. The blue-purple flowers (up to 3/4 inch wide each) bloom on narrow terminal spikes (up to 8 inches long) from late spring to early fall. Varieties are available in light pink, blue, white, and two-tone flower colors.
For many nature lovers, apple blossoms (Malus coronaria) are the highlight of the year. This wild beauty with a captivating scent is found in Arkansas and Michigan. Apple blossoms have white and cherry-pink petals. The apple tree flowers are large; they grow with the leaves and are borne in sub-bellied umbels.
Arbutus is a genus of 12 species of recognized flowering plants in the Ericaceae family, native to the temperate regions of North America, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. Arbutus species are typically characterized by bell-shaped pink or white blooms in loose terminal racemes and by fleshy orange or red berries with a remarkably irregular surface.
Artemisia is a large and diverse genus of aromatic, mostly perennial shrubs and herbs of the Asteraceae (daisy) family, characterized by alternating leaves and small inflorescence. All have alternate leaves, tubular yellow flowers, and small flower heads, which appear as hanging, racemose, paniculate, or capitate inflorescences, rarely individually.
Cynara cardunculus, also known as Artichoke thistle or cardoon, is a delicate, erect, columnar, and vigorous perennial with spiny, sharp, serrated, deeply lobed, silvery-gray leaves and thistle-like blooms. Typically, it grows in a tuft up to 3 feet tall, from which flower stalks rise up to 6 feet tall, topped with blue-violet flowers.