Jacobinia

The Jacobinia genus is a large one that includes about 400 species of plants throughout the tropical world. The main species of Jacobinia grown indoors are the J. carnea and the much less common J. pauciflora. Both plants are grown primarily for their foliage, especially the J. carnea, which is sometimes called the King’s Crown because of its large and lovely red flower head. When in bloom the King’s Crown seems a most desirable house plant. Unfortunately the flowering period in late summer is short.

It can reach 4 ft or more, but old plants are unsttractive. Cut plants back after flowering – during winter keep the pot in a well-lit, fairly warm spot. In summer bort air and compost must be kept constantly moist.

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Purple Flowers In Your Garden

Purple flowers have long been associated with royalty, pride, and luxury. But their soothing hue has also been tied with calmness and spirituality. Purple adds depth, drama, substance and subdues other bright colors creating harmony in your garden. In ancient times, purple flowers were regarded as sacred and they were usually used as offerings to gods and esteemed royalties.


Purple flower has a range of hues, from sweet lavender to deep violet. No matter what the type of purple flowers chosen, a garden filled with purple blooms often represents admiration and praise for great accomplishments. Darker shades of purple flowers however, are associated more with power and magnificence. Lighter shades are associated more with youthful splendor and loveliness.

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Red Flowers In Your Garden

Red flowers in the garden are unique in every way. There are red flowers with wonderful eye-catching blooms that are as red as the scarlet feathers of a male cardinal. Red flowers such as these will turn heads and make your flower garden a showstopping masterpiece. If you want a red wave of color gracing your flower garden, consider the following beautiful red flowers.

Red flowers are the color of blood and elicits all sorts of emotions including lust, passion, anger and even violence. Color therapists agree that some people experience a physical reaction to hot colors. Red in the garden often says something about the gardener too. She/he is vibrant, out-going, passionate and spirited.

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Yellow Flowers In Your Garden

Do you want your flower garden to be noticed by passers-by? Do you want the neighbors to sigh over the beauty and impact of your flowers? Then create an all yellow flower garden.

Yellow flowers simply make people smile. It is the color of friendship, joy, and lightheartedness. New beginnings like the start of spring are associated with the beauty of yellow flowers. Yellow symbolizes summer, warmth and vitality.The thing about yellow is that no matter what the weather it always projects a sunny glow, its brightness not diminished by the absence of sunlight. Start with annuals as small transplants from the garden center and you’ll see results in a few weeks. There are many varieties of yellow or gold annuals to choose from.

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Pink Flowers In Your Garden

Pink flowers are some of the most wanted plants; the reason for their great popularity is explained by their very positive and optimistic color. A pink flower can signify grace, gentility, joy and happiness. Here are just a few ideas about how to use pink flowers to color your home and garden.

Flowers are always an ideal way of bringing color and beauty even to the grayest corner of all; purple and pink flowers are often the right choice when it comes to creating a daring vivid look. Small pink flowers are ideal for children’s room, particularly if you have a little girl, for the kitchen as well as for the living room or family room.

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White Flowers In Your Garden

If you’d like to create a white garden, though, there are many beautiful white flowers you could consider. If you want to bloom all season, take into account when things bloom and plan accordingly. Don’t limit your choices to traditional annual, perennial or biennial flowers alone. Try to surround yourself with white flowered plants of all kinds to extend the white garden so it can envelope you in its magic. Look for white flowers on bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines, and roses that bloom from early spring through late fall, and select those with silver and gray or blue foliage when you can as these will increase the shimmering quality of the garden.
Sprinkling your flower garden with white flowers will let your garden stand out when it becomes dusk outside.

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