Ornamental flowering species

 

Alpinia

Planting season
September-October

A tall container plant with leaves about 2 ft long and 6 inches across and strikingly variegated with irregular stripes of green and yellow.


Bougainvillea

Planting season

All round the year except extreme summer/winter

Woody, perennial liana with variegated/green leaves and colourful flowers

Variety
Thimma

Chrysanthemum

Planting season

July-August in Northern and Eastern India

Annual, flowering species with a choice of colours and sizes

Varieties
Incurved
Sonar Bangla, Snow Ball, Casa Grande, Kiku Biyouri, Fdl
Intermediate
Mahatma Gandhi, Autumn King, Pink Cloud, Raja Red, Raja Orange, ChandramaReflex: Suraj UdaySpider: Seatton Lace, Yellow Reflex, Royal Purple, Red Double Spoon, Japanese Spider, Coronation GoldAnemone: Aprajita, Texas Golld, Lalpari, Korean Small, Korean Spoon, Suzan, Mayuri, VD 1, VD 2, Hatsune, Haldi Ghati, AkitaPompon: Jayanti, Lohan Green, Ajay Orange, Golden Yellow, Kelvin Orange, Kelvin Pink, Kelvin Yellow, Whitespoon, Manju, Mountaineer, Blue & White New

Dahlia

Planting season

October-November

Annual, flowering species with a wide variety of colours and sizes

Varieties
Kenya Orange, Kenya Bicolor, Kenya Blue, Kenya White, Kenya Yellow, Corridon Monarch, Prime Minister, Coochbehar 69, JPG, Arthur Humbley, Krishna, Blackout, Dark Red, DRS, Snowflake, Zail Singh, Disco, Royal Robe, D 97/3, TERI Orange, NT Pompon, White Aster, Stolz von Berlin, Jyothsana, Sushanti

Dianthus

Planting season

Mid-September to Mid-November

Annual, popularly used as cut flower

Eucomis

Planting season

Spring

A type of lily, producing flowers resembling pineapple

Gardenia

Planting season

Spring/autumn

Evergreen shrub with waxy, white, fragrant flowers

Geranium

Planting season

September-October

Annual with beautiful flowers, suitable for pots and in hanging baskets

Gerbera

Planting season

October-March

Very popular as cut flower for bouquets and vases

Hibiscus (China Rose)

Planting season

All round the year except extreme summer/winter

Shrub with yellow, white, red and lilac coloured flowers

Hydrangea

Planting season

Spring/monsoon

Shrub with attractive flowers in bunches

Petunia

Planting season

Planted in September-October

Perennials, suitable for flowerbeds or window boxes with trumpet-shaped flowers

Plumbago

Planting season

Spring

A popular hedge plant with blue flowers

Rosa spp. (Rose)

Planting season

Winter

Most popular garden plant valued for its form, fragrance and endless variety of color

Varieties
Large, medium, climbing and miniature

Saintpaulia

Planting season

All round the year except extreme summer/winter

Annual with flowers resembling violets in their shape and color

Thalia

Planting season

Spring/summer

Beautiful, hardy and tender, aquatic perennials with lotus-like flowers

Thalictrum

Planting season

Spring/summer

Beautiful, tender, perennials with delicate foliage and white flowers

Verbascum

Planting season

May

Annual with yellow flowers produced in spikes

Viola (Pansy)

Planting season

Planted in September-October

Annual with attractive flowers, suitable as pot plant

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