I recently saw a lovely bed in my neighborhood devoted entirely to annuals. It was full sun and composed predominantly of pink and blue flowers. At the back were tall cleome, commonly called spider plant.
Vita Sackville-West’s planting philosophy : “Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny.”
Gloxinia plants look lush and there are many varieties.
Plants with common names that are not so pretty should not deter us from using them in our gardens.
Charles Darwin identified the Pinguicula genus in the 1870s.
Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.
Toad lilies are not plants that I’ve been drawn to because the common name is so unappealing.