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Behold the Beauty

From the rain forest to far away lands, these exotic, stunning beauties show nature at her best.
With striking colors, textures, and shapes we are blown away by their beauty. Here are a few rare and mysterious varieties we hope will brighten your day…

  • HEIRLOOM PEONY
    This spectacular heirloom peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) graces the grounds of the Biltmore Estate's Walled Garden.
  • PELARGONIUM
    Pelargoniums are tender perennials and are great for decorating edges along walks or paths.
  • NAKED MAN ORCHID
    Commonly found in the Mediterranean. The lip of this orchid looks just like a man and hence called Naked man orchid.
  • ICE CREAM TULIP
    This flower definitely lives up to its name and looks exactly like a delicious ice cream cone. White petals are closely mounted against one another and form a central cone. Its visual appeal makes it a center-piece in any garden.
  • SKELETON FLOWER
    This flower is called skeleton flower because its petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water. When dry, the flower is white in color!!!
  • JEWELED CARPET FLOWER
    The arrangement of petals gives this flower a jewel – like appearance and hence called so.
  • HOOKER'S LIPS
    The bright red color of this flower attracts pollinators like humming bird. Commonly found in the rain forests of Central and South America. The flower looks like a pair of lips in its budding stage before fully blooming into a flower.
  • POPPY
    This plant is grown in every garden because of their colorful and attractive flowers. Poppies are commonly found in the Mediterranean region.
  • FLAME LILY
    This flower, with its spectacular array of yellow and red colored petals, looks like a flame. Also known by the name fire lily. Commonly found in Asia and Africa.
  • LOTUS WATER LILY
    The lotus is the national flower of India and they are native to Asia and Australia. The lotus can be found in many different color variations from yellows to bright pinks. They require lots of sunlight which is why their growth is inhibited in the winter months.
  • LUPINE
    Growing lupines in your garden means a garden full of vibrant colors, such is the attractiveness of lupines. This is a short lived perennial commonly found in the United States.
  • ALLIUM
    Alliums are easy to grown in full sun and well drained soil. They bloom their brightest in North America in early summer. They are easily distinguished by their colors and growth heights.
  • EPIPHYLLUM OXYPETALUM
    This exotic flower is the queen of the night. It only blooms once every one to two years in darkness. It is labeled as a nocturnal cactus for its unique habits.
  • LISIANTHUS
    Everyone loves the lisianthus flower for its ability to be kept during fall and winter months. This flower is perfect for brightening up a home as it can be stored indoors. The lisianthus represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma.
  • AMAZON LILY
    The amazon lily is a sweet scented white flower. The flower blooms twice a year with crisp corolla. It does best in warm, shaded climates.
  • PROTEA CYNAROIDES
    The protea cynaroides is South Africa's national flower. It grows on a broad-leaved evergreen shrub and produces huge bowl shaped flower heads. It makes for a beautiful dried flower in pulpery.
  • CAMELLIA JAPONICA
    This beautiful pink flower is commonly called the Rose of winter. Japanese Camellia is the official flower of the state of Alabama. It is unique for its brilliant symmetry (a basically beautiful must) and similarity to a classic, the rose.
  • DAHLIA
    The dahlia is a one of a kind flower that does not produce a scent of any sort. The flower is native to Mexico where they bloom in many shapes, colors, and sizes. They have the capability of growing up to 1 foot in size.

(posted: October 2018)

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