The botanical name Digitalis is from the Latin for finger, and “folk” refers to fairies, hence the common name of folks' gloves or fairies' gloves.
Common names for these wonderful plants are Christmas rose or Lenten rose, depending on the species and time of bloom.
I am dreaming this winter of tall, thin trees, ...and these need no trimming.
Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.
Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
Herbaceous perennials that can exist with minimal water include artemisia, coreopsis, sedum, yarrow, yucca and the euphorbia species.