Flower-heads sentence example
A small group of Australian genera closely approach the order Juncaceae in having small crowded flowers with a scarious or membranous perianth; they include Xanthorrhoea (grass-tree or blackboy) and Kingia, arborescent plants with an erect woody stem crowned with a tuft of long stiff narrow leaves, from the centre of which rises a tall dense flower spike or a number of stalked flower-heads; this group has been included in Juncaceae, from which it is doubtfully distinguished only by the absence of the long twisted stigmas which characterize the true rushes.
C. babylonica, 5 to 7 ft., has winged stems, silvery leaves, and yellow flower-heads from June to September; C. montana, 3 ft., deep bright blue or white.
Composite plants, with the flower-heads of the scarious character known as Everlastings.
Pretty composites with the flower-heads collected into spikes.
P. Parthenium eximium, 2 ft., is a handsome double white form of ornamental character for the mixed border; P. uliginosum, 5 to 6 ft., has fine large, white, radiate flowers in October; P. Tchihatchewii, a close-growing, dense evergreen, creeping species, with long-stalked, white flower-heads, is adapted for covering slopes in lieu of turf, and for rockwork.Advertisement
Similarly, a rotary cutter has been developed to remove the flower heads of bolted weed beet growing in sugar beet crops.
Should I remove the flower heads once they are finished flowering?
Beds will be weeded, any dead flower heads removed and grass edge trimmed approximately fortnightly March to October and monthly November to February.
Leaves and flower heads could easily block your drains if you have any gratings in the area.
The ceiling with rococo plasterwork and a cornice which shows corbels and flower heads.Advertisement
Upon the flower-heads of the last named, the butterflies will often be found resting.
The threadlike blue foliage and blue flower heads form dense upright tussocks.
The flower heads are made up of lemon-yellow ray florets.
The finest is A. grandiflora (Pigmy Sunflower), a native of Colorado, an alpine plant with flower-heads 3 inches in diameter, growing from 6 inches to 9 inches high.
Its long, silvery, deeply divided leaves and purplish flower-heads make it useful for pleasure grounds, but it may get killed in hard winters.Advertisement
B. patagonica (Groundsell Tree) is handsome in foliage, with white flower-heads, borne in profusion.
The flowers are on erect peduncles, which are as thick as a goose-quill and from 6 to 9 inches long; the flower-heads are a little over 2 inches across; remaining fresh on the plant for about six weeks.
The leaves of this Day Lily were overhanging the banks of the stream, intermingled with the Fern fronds, while the flower-heads, tall and straight, were towering upwards.
A variety in which the flower-heads have short stems is known as subpedunculatum.
Its numerous showy flower-heads, of a clear bright purple, are set off by the fresh green foliage.Advertisement
Parnassi is a Scabious-like plant of dwarf compact growth, forming a dense rounded mass of hoary foliage, which in summer is studded with mauve-colored flower-heads.
It forms cushion-like tufts, and in May and June has dark blue flower-heads, on stems 4 to 6 inches long.
S. perfoliatum (Cup Plant) is 4 to 8 feet in height, and has broad yellow leaves 6 to 15 inches long and flower-heads about 2 inches across.
J. montana is a neat, hardy annual with small, pretty bright blue flower-heads in summer.
American perennials of some beauty, having the flower-heads arranged in long dense spikes.Advertisement
There are two or three species, the most useful being H. autumnale, about 6 feet high, bearing yellow flower-heads.
H. atro-purpureum grows 3 or 4 feet high, and has reddish-brown flower-heads.
Its flower-heads, each from 3/4 inch to 1 inch in diameter, are borne on slender stems 1 to 2 inches high from June to September.
The flower-heads are moderately dense, and the flowers are bright red, excepting those at the lower end of the head, which are bright yellow, the style protruding, the stamens being included in the tube.
The dense flower-heads are about 1 foot long, the flowers being pale yellow, but the upper ones are tinged with red towards the tips.Advertisement
It has a fine bold effect when in full flower, the flower-heads, 6 inches to 1 foot long, being crowded with bright orange-red flowers, which get yellowish with age.
Kniphofia Sarmentosa - Distinguished from K. aloides by its smaller glaucous leaves, the cylindrical flower-heads from 6 inches to 1 foot long, the flowers red in the upper half, and yellow, or yellow tinged red, in the lower.
American species will be found useful for mixed herbaceous borders, having rich green foliage and white feathery flower-heads in May and June.
Wait until the flower heads are ready to harvest.
Find a place to hang the flower heads upside down from the stem.Advertisement
You can also remove the seeds right after cutting the flower heads off the stem.
Using a plain paper plate, draw and cut out large flower heads.