logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Floral Design Site

BellaOnline's Floral Design Editor

g

Angelonia and Other Award Winning Cut Flowers

Guest Author - Connie Krochmal

During the last year or so a number of outstanding cut flowers have received various awards. Here are highlights for some of those.


Angelonia

Angelonia was among the top five popular annuals in Florida. Angelface Blue Improved, a Proven Winners variety, was among the top 16 trial varieties at the Garden Plant Showcase in the Michigan State University plant trials in East Lansing. This received a perfect rating of five throughout the season at the Michigan trials. It had a great habit and color. All in all, the Angelface series has won over 50 awards thus far. This is part of the P.Allen Smith Platinum Collection. This strong, sturdy, vigorous plant has an upright growth habit with excellent branching. The very large blooms are bluish-purple. These are quite tolerant of humidity and heat.

Angelmist Spreading Purple Improved was an award winner at Colorado State University trials.

The Angelonia Serena series received awards as well. The Serena White was a North Texas Winners Circle winner. The series has also received the Mississippi Medallion Award, the Dallas Arboretum FlameProof Award, and the Louisiana Super Plants Award. Reaching about 1 feet in warm climates, they have a slightly larger spread. These are well branched, easy to grow, and bloom all season long.

The angelonias are grown as annuals and as container plants.
They make great cut flowers.


Winky Single Columbines

The Aquilegia vulgaris Winky Single Series received a Fleuroselect Winner award. Over a foot in height with an almost equal spread, this perennial is hardy to zone three. The robust, upright plants are shrubby. They have very unique, outfacing blossoms on very sturdy stems. Winky Single blossoms open during the spring and early summer. These plants are tolerant of mildew.

New for 2011 is the Early Sky Blue WInky Single. These blossoms are white or pink in bud, and open to reveal the gorgeous blue blooms with white centers.

All in all, there are five colors in the series. This is also available as a seed mix.

The columbines are used as a small form flower. Though the vase life can vary slightly from one variety to another, these generally last for about a week.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Twitter Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Facebook Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to MySpace Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Del.icio.us Digg Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Yahoo My Web Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Google Bookmarks Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Stumbleupon Add Angelonia+and+Other+Award+Winning+Cut+Flowers+ to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Floral Design Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Connie Krochmal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Krochmal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor