Tulip Flower Structure

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Tulips are considered both "complete" and "perfect" flowers, meaning that they contain all the significant parts of the flower, including a functional stamen and pistil used in pollination. Tulips are one of the best flowers for scientists and students to dissect and study because they contain all the parts of a flower and come apart…


Dogwood Flower Facts

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The dogwood (Cornus florida) is a deciduous tree that blooms in the spring for two to three weeks. The flowering dogwood is the official state tree and flower of Virginia and the tree of Missouri and flower of North Carolina. Identification Dogwoods produce clusters of yellow flowers surrounded by four petal-like bracts in either snowy…


How to Get Calla Lilies to Flower

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The simple elegance of the common calla lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, can provide accent touches to any home or office. This plant typically blooms for four to six weeks during late spring or early summer, and some varieties may treat their keeper with a second flowering in the fall. Your calla will refuse to bloom if…


Varieties of the Cymbidium Orchid Cut Flower

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Cymbidium orchid varieties are prized as long-lasting cut flowers for their beauty and variety of shape and color. The genus cymbidium is one of 52 evergreen species in the orchidaceae family, and there are many cultivars within it. Commercially available cymbidiums are most often hybrids of several species. Single-species cymbidiums are rare but can be…


Crocosmia Flower

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Crocosmia, also known as montbretia in the United Kingdom and coppertips in the United States, is a flowering perennial plant. It is popular for its bright flowers and is often used in gardens as an herbaceous border, according to Floridata.com. History Crocosmia originally grew in the grasslands of South Africa before being cultivated for gardens…


Business Is Blooming: Cut Flower Growers Set to Meet

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Cut flower growers from the Midwest and beyond will blossom in northern Ohio soon. They’ll be in Wooster Aug. 8-9 for the 2011 Midwest Regional Meeting of the Association for Specialty Cut Flower Growers. “Specialty cut flower production is a rewarding farm enterprise,” said one of the event’s planners, Megan Shoenfelt. “Just…


How to Flower White Orchid Plants

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Orchids, from the family Orchidaceae, grow in up to 30,000 different species in the wild, in habitats that range from hot and tropical to cool and mountainous. In the home environment, different orchids require slight differences in humidity and temperature, but always need the same type of growing foundation, lighting and maintenance. These requirements are…


How to Care for a Sun Star Flower

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Demand is high for the spectacular Sun Star flower. Known as "Ornithogalum dubium," this plant is a native of South Africa. Orange or yellow leaves adorn a long, green stem making the plant ideal for bouquets. Growers cultivate the Sun Star to market as a pot-plant. Florists also use it as a cut flower. With…


How to Grow Protea As a Cut Flower

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Protea (Protea cynaroides) are flowering shrub-like plants widely distrubuted among the southern regions of Africa as well as Australia and New Zealand. The native range of Protea experiences wildfires that benefit the protea by returning the nutrients the protea has removed from the ground back to the soil. Protea regenerates from healthy buds located just…


Calla Lily Flower Care

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Calla lilies produce lush, tropical foliage that grows in clumps 2 to 5 feet tall. The flowers consist of a bright yellow spathe surrounded by a single spadix that may be yellow, pink, purple, white or red in color. Requirements Calla lilies need full sun and a fertile soil that is rich in organic material.…


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