L'echinacea è un'antica pianta medicinale usata dagli indiani del Nord America per raffreddori, tosse, mal di gola e tonsilliti. Ancora oggi, l'Echinacea angustifolia è usata internamente contro le infezioni delle vie respiratorie e urinarie ed esternamente per il trattamento delle ferite che guariscono male.

Let’s talk about some requierements many flowering plants have.

Petunias

Petunias are tender flowering blossoms which adorn the garden with various striking colors like, red, pink, white, violet or a combination of white stripped with blue or purple. They’re more attractive when planted closely in flower beds forming a blanket of red or velvet blossoms. Petunias are largely cultivated in pots or window boxes.

The ideal soil where petunias are more adaptable is a well-drained, fertile, sandy loam soils. Petunias are propagated by seeds sown in germinating seed or trays boxes and afterwards on thinned and planted in pots or beds.

Plants in full bloom might be brought in the home for a day or 2 but should be subjected to partial or full sunlight to keep normal growth.

Cock’s Comb

(Celosia argentia cristata). There are two different types of cock’s comb such as; tall and dwarf or moderate height varieties.

There are as many colours of the rainbow because there are cock’s comb varieties. Most frequently, the dwarf varieties are planted in category as reduced edges, while the taller types serve as background and foundation planting.

Thee flowers stalks vary in size in which the taller ones have larger clusters.

Cock’s comb can easily be propagated by seeds either by direct seeding or transplanted independently by seedlings. When direct seeding is used, you should do the thinning to prevent overcrowding of these plants.

Calendula

(Tagetes erecta). Marigold, a native of Mexico is a member of the sunflower family is a hardy annual, bushy, making flowers with raised centers of golden-orange blossom slowly turning into reddish-brown from the outer petals.

Marigold thrives best in a light loam soil with a fantastic drainage and exposed to full sun.

Propagation by seeds is the only system to multiply marigold. They’re easy to grow although they seem to vanish in many gardens.

Balsam

Or Touch-Me-Not – (Impatiens oppositfolia, I. glandulifira). A native of Africa, balsam or touch-me-not derived its name from its attributes where the fruits when signature at ripening stage burst just upon a small contact. They’ve a striking beautiful flowers which range from pink, purple, white, and crimson double petalled which looks like the rose flowers.

Balsam usually prefers rich fertile soil with abundant sunlight. Balsam can readily be germinated by seeds. The seeds readily germinate when signature to the floor.

Carnation

(Dianthus caryophyllus). Carnations are beautiful, double-fringed, fragrant blossoms. They’re favorites as cut flowers, for beds and borders.

Good as potted plants, carnation, when planted properly blossoms 5 to 6 weeks. They may last for more years in case you’ll properly care them and fertilized properly. The ideal soil for carnation is a well drained and rich in organic matter soil with a cool climate and sufficient source of solar radiation.

Carnation is propagated by seeds sown in germinating seed or trays boxes until they are moved to individual strands or baskets when planted in the area.

Verbena

(Verbena hortensis). An fantastic ground cover due to its compact habit of closely massed of flower heads.

There are three colours of verbena for example, purple, red, and white flowers that are attractive when planted in category as ground cover.

Verbena grows best in a well drained, fertile soil and sufficient supply of sun in high altitudes during its growing period.

It’s propagated by seeds when planted in temperate countries. However, they may also be propagated by cuttings where, you need to incorporate the suspended portion of the stem to create a certain growth development.

Periwinkles

(Vinca minor). Known as chichiricas or tropical periwinkles, they have a lavender or white blossoms and said to have medicinal values.

They’re excellent as boundary flowers, flowering hedges or foundation plants along bases of walls, fences and buildings. They are appealing because they flowers the whole year round. You need less attention in replanting them because they grow aggressively.

The only attention you will make is to always pinch the tips to keep them busy producing blossoms. Periwinkles grows in any sort of soils particularly in a well drained rich in organic matter soil medium.

Propagation by cuttings is excellent for periwinkle however they multiply faster when seeds.

They prefer to blossom when exposed to sunlight, even though they also produce blossoms in semi shaded regions, but not as great when planted with sunlight exposure.

Bachelor’s Button

(Cyntaurea cyanus). Belongs to the Amaranto or Colitis household, bachelor’s button can also be referred to as butones, butonisan or botoncillo and is comparative of cock’s comb, Joseph’s coat and cucharita.

Their flowers changes from purple that dominates of varieties to pink, white, and orange colours.

The methods used in distributing bachelor’s button is seeds. They multiply quickly and are simple to reproduce.

Perennial Flowering Herbs

Star cluster

A native of Africa, this flowering plant is a recently introduced into the Philippines.

They’re an attractive herb with a bunch of red, star-like blossoms. Although there are pink, lavender and white varieties, the red is considered the most attractive.

Star cluster becomes tree reaching a height over seven feet as it develops woody cells through the years of its development.

To generate a continuous blooms the entire year round, you need to cut the flower stalks after the flowers have dropped.

Propagated usually by young cuttings ( the hard or cultivated stalks do not develop roots).

Anthurium

Anthurium,also known as flamingo flower for its gaudy, waxy bract of flaming, deep red or pink colour, often mistaken as the flower, is gaining popularity as a cut flower or potted plant.
When used as cut flower, anthurium lasts for as long as one month that explains why it is expensive and prized by most wineries.

There are a hundred varieties of anthurium scattered from the Philippines, but just a few are truly attractive accepted by wineries.

Proper watering and care of anthurium is suggested to boost a continuous blossom blossoms.

Anthurium thrives best in a well drained rich, sandy loam soils.

They generally favors in a cool climate and high elevations, such as Baguio and Bukidnon. However, they may be made to flower just as beautifully in greenhouse or controlled atmosphere.

Propagation is usually achieved by dividing the suckers or shoots, including some origins.

The newly propagated plants have to be put under the shade until they’ve recovered and fresh shoots developed.

You need to steer clear of anthurium vulnerability to the noon day sunshine. They are intolerant to too much warmth of the sun.

African violet

A native of Africa as its name suggests, also known throughout the world as Saint Paulia by gardeners, this blossom plant is adored by many because of its soft, waxy leaves and blossoms that stays the entire year round in various colors of blue, pink, white, and purple colours.

This plant loves the morning sunshine. They dies easily when subjected to intense heat and too much water.

African violets can be grown efficiently when grown in pots in addition to on screened window boxes.

They may also be grown in greenhouse of which they create more attractive blossoms.

Spanish flag

Spanish flag also referred to as canna or bandera espanola are perfect if you wish to set a new garden and an immediate supply of flowers.

They’re in handy, bearing a profusion of attractive colored blossoms in a couple of weeks.

Their flowers are numerous from streaked to just plain white, cream, pink, deep red, purple, tangerine, lavender or sometimes a mixture of at least two colors.

Spanish flag have numerous hybrids. You can pick from one of the hybrids you think brings your plant or interest all them should you wish a vibrant flowers in your own garden.

If you would like to keep large, constant flowers the whole year round, you need to cut the stalks that have flowered since they will compete for food with the rest of the growing plants. These stems will finally dies anyway.

Spanish flag grows best in rich, friable, sandy loam to loam soils. However, they also grow well in clay loam soil. Generally, they create attractive flowers when planted in an open area with abundant supply of sun.

But there are other hybrids that reveals a great flowers even in partially shaded locations. The simplest way to disperse Spanish flag is by separation of rhizomes which multiplies easily.

However, seeds could be utilised in propagation but it will have a while to bear flowers in comparison to those propagated by rhizomes.

Red Billbergia

A member of the pineapple family, reddish billbergia have a stunningly beautiful reddish or pink blossoms that blooms during the months of May, June, and November in Luzon, Philippines.

They grows well in partial shade or full sun. Billbergia thrives best with a combination of soil, ground charcoal, moss and other medium used in planting orchids.

They may be propagated by separation or by division of the young shoots that comes out after the flowers have wilted and the older plants have died.

Camia

Camias are shade loving plants to which they may be grown under trees. Their flowers are white with a fragrant scent that makes them favorite as cut flower and for corsages or blossoms although they will not stay fresh long.

Their flowers are numerous during the rainy season and the plants slowly expire as the dry season sets in. However, the rhizomes send out new shoots once the rain begins to pour in.

You should prune the stems which have flowered just above the floor level to induce more blossom blossoms.

Camias have a cousin called the yellow camia or India Ginger which produce yellow flowers and a native of the Himalayas.

Soil Requirements: The ideal soil for camia is sandy or clay loam with adequate quantity of moisture.

Propagation: Camias can be propagated by division of the rhizomes or root stock. They’re planted at a distance of half a meter apart right in the area that have been correctly prepared.