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Flowering plants (angiosperms) are grown in gardens for their beauty and their fragrant aromas. They and their relatives can also be grown for food. Myriad flowering plant types are grown in the world’s gardens. Most popular flowering garden plants are in the rose family (Rosaceae, about three thousand species) and the lily family (Liliaceae, about forty five hundred species), which together make up a wide variety of herbs, bushes, and trees. Also quite popular are members of the iris family, Iridaceae, which includes crocuses. Lilies and irises belong to the order Liliales (about eight thousand species) of herbaceous flowering plants. Other well known plants of this order are tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.


Roses and Lilies

The most popular garden plants are roses and lilies. Rose is the common name for members of the family Rosaceae, a family of one hundred genera and three thousand species. Included are important fruit and ornamental species, including the familiar genus Rosa.

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Tulips, Daffodils, and Irises

Tulips and irises share some characteristics. The Liliaceae genus Tulipa contains about one hundred tulip species.

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Blooming Habits: Roses and Lilies

Wild rose plants have regular, single flowers, with five petals. In most cultivars double flowers, having petals numbered in multiples of five, are produced.

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Blooming Habits: Tulips, Irises, and Daffodils

Tulip flowers can be single or double, and most, called “self-colored,” grow in a huge range of solid colors, from pure white to many shades of yellow, red, brown, and purple.

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Rose and Lily Cultivation

Although found all over the world, roses grow best in mild climates, such as southern France and the U.S. Pacific coast.

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Tulip, Daffodil, and Iris Growth

This region comprises Madagascar, Mauritius, the Comoros, and the Seychelles.

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Garden Plants and Places of Original Cultivation

Places of original cultivation and garden plants.

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