Short-lived flowers are a type of flower that only exists for a limited time. Typically short-lived perennials last a 3 to 5 year period before eventually dying out. However, some flowers live just for a day (Daylily, as the name suggests, each flower lives for one day but the stem will produce more flowers up to 3 week period).
Morning Glory is another very short-lived flower that lives for a day. With proper care, you may extend the longevity of these flowers.
Short Lived Flowers
Here is the collection of short-lived flowers.
BupleurumFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
A well-known flowering plant native to southern Europe and central Asia, Bupleurum is a short-lived perennial or annual herbaceous plant closely related to dill, fennel, and other umbel-forming plants. Its branching stems can reach 45 to 91 cm and have small yellow florets contained in greenish-yellow bracts.
Clary sageFlower Type: Biennials
Clary sage originates from the Mediterranean region (North Africa, Central Asia, and southern Europe). The genus Salvia contains around 960 different species of woody and herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. The flower stalks appear in the second year and reach a height of 3-4", crowned with flower heads small, double-lipped, tubular, lilac to creamy white flowers.
DaylilyFlower Type: Perennials
Known for its flowers that bloom in a single day, Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) has always been a favorite of many flower growers and gardeners worldwide. These attractive reddish-yellow, orange, or yellow flowering plants are often called the perfect perennials for many reasons.
Japanese Cherry BlossomFlower Type: Trees
Cherry blossom (Japanese national flower) is a medium-sized tree that can grow to 15-25 feet. The spread is 4-8 meters. The tree is short-lived (15-20 years). It is native to Korea, China, and Japan. Cherry blossom signifies good luck, Love, and femininity.
Painted TongueFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
The relative of the petunia, the painted tongue (Salpiglossis sinuata), catches the eye with its spectacular trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of deep violet, gold, and magenta.
Perennial FlaxFlower Type: Perennials
Linum perenne, commonly known as perennial flax, is a short-lived perennial shrub native to Europe that generally grows 1 to 2 feet tall. Linum is a genus of around 200 species of flowering plants. It blooms profusely for up to eight weeks in late spring. The sky-blue flowers open early in the sunny mornings, but the petals usually fall in the late afternoon.
Persian CandytuftFlower Type: Perennials
Commonly known as Persian candytuft or Persian watercress, Aethionema is a genus of around 60 Brassicaceae (mustard) family species. Persian candytuft is magnificent Old-World watercress cultivated for its fragrant pink flowers.
PoppyFlower Type: Biennials
The Poppy is a flowering herbaceous plant of the Papaveroideae subfamily in the Papaveraceae family. Papaver somniferum is the source of narcotic opium, which contains potent medicinal alkaloids and has been used as an analgesic and medicinal and recreational anesthetic since ancient times.
Sweet WilliamFlower Type: Trees
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae native to parts of Asia and southern Europe. The flowers come in vibrant reds, pinks, whites, and two-tone hues, often with contrasting eyes and bearded petals lined on the inside.
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