perforatum, small shrubby plants with slender stems, sessile opposite leaves which are often dotted with pellucid glands, and showy yellow flowers.
sylvestris, 12 to 18 in., bright yellow, are showy kinds.
The flowers are frequently large and showy, and are generally attractive from their high colouring.
The amanitas include some of the most showy representatives of the Agaricineae or mushroom order of fungi.
They are freegrowing shrubs with showy bell-shaped flowers, and are favourite greenhouse plants.
The margins of these leaf-like branches are more or less crenately notched, the notches representing buds, as do the spine-clusters in the spiny genera; and from these crenatures the large showy flowers are produced.
It was white, the least showy.
A fortnight later his consort Caroline arrived, and soon showed a vigour and restlessness of spirit which frequently clashed with the dictates of her brother, the emperor and the showy, unsteady policy of her consort.
Dendrobiinae, with six genera in the warmer parts of the Old World; the chief is Dendrobium, with 300 species, often with showy flowers.
The flowers, produced near the apex of the plant, are generally large and showy, yellow and rose being the prevailing colours.
Many other showy species.
niger or Christmas Rose, the finest variety of which is called maximus, has white showy saucer-shaped flowers; H.
aurantiaca major are the most showy, all with yellow or orange flowers.
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea): hardy; there are two races, dwarf and tall, the latter - far and away the most beautiful - requires support; various colours; numerous immensely popular forms. Lavatera trimestris: hardy, 3 ft., pale-rose, showy malvaceous flowers.
Another, Daniel Neal, in 1720, found Boston conversation " as polite as in most of the cities and towns in England, many of their merchants having the advantage of a free conversation with travellers; so that a gentleman from London would almost think himself at home at Boston, when he observes the number of people, their houses, their furniture, their tables, their dress and conversation, which perhaps is as splendid and showy as that of the most considerable tradesmen in London."
The most characteristic members of the order are twining plants with generally smooth heart-shaped leaves and large showy white or purple flowers, as, for instance, the greater bindweed of English hedges, Calystegia sepium, and many species of the genus Ipomaea, the largest of the order, including the "convolvulus major" of gardens, and morning glory.
The large showy flowers are visited by insects for the honey which is secreted by a ring-like disk below the ovary; large Convolvulus sepium, slightly reduced.
As garden plants the Phyllocacti are amongst the most ornamental of the whole family, being of easy culture, free blooming and remarkably showy, the colour of the flowers ranging from rich crimson, through rosepink to creamy white.
- This name is now restricted to two or three dwarf branching Brazilian epiphytal plants of extreme beauty, which agree with Phyllocactus in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in having them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints.
The prairies of the more humid regions are covered with valuable grasses, and with masses of showy native flowers, which bloom from spring to autumn.
On the promenade of the court there circulated in a long file ceaselessly during fashionable hours five or six hundred carriages, the servants in showy liveries.
His work, like most of the work done by Englishmen in India in time of peace, was not of a showy kind - its value is shown by the fact that he was asked to prolong his services beyond the regular term of five years, and returned to England only in 1869.
Bartonia aurea: hardy, 2 ft., golden yellow; showy and free.
Centaurea Cyanus: hardy, 3 ft., blue, purple, pink or white; showy.
Malope trifida: hardy, 3 ft., rich glossy purplish-crimson; showy.
Papaver Rhoeas flore-pleno: hardy, 2 ft., scarlet and other colours; showy.
Senecio elegans: half-hardy, '1 ft., white, rose or purple; the various double forms are showy.
Silene pendula: hardy, i ft., bright rose pink; very showy in masses; var.
Eupatorium and filipendula, 3 to 4 ft., have showy yellow corymbose flowers; A.
Handsome border plants, the tall stems crowned by racemes of showy hooded flowers.
Free growing, dwarf and showy.
Showy rockwork or front row border plants of easy culture in any light soil; the plants should be frequently renewed from cuttings.
Handsome liliaceous plants, with fleshy roots, erect stems, and showy flowers, thriving in any good garden soil.
turbinellus, 2 to 3 ft., mauve-coloured, are showy border plants; and A.
perennis flore-pleno, the Double Daisy, consists of dwarf showy plants 3 to 4 in.
- Showy dwarf plants for sunny rockwork, in light sandy soil.
- Showy marsh plants, adapted for the margins of lakes, streamlets or artificial bogs.
Bold-habited composites of showy character; common soil.
Showy free-flowering plants, for rockwork, banks, or stony soil.
Showy autumn-blooming bulbs (corms), with crocuslike flowers, all rosy-purple or white.
The Larkspur family, tall showy plants, with spikes of blue flowers in July.
nudicaule, 2 ft., orange-scarlet, very showy, is best treated as a biennial, its brilliant flowers being produced freely in the second year from the seed.
purpurea, or foxglove, 3 to 5 ft., with its dense racemes of purple flowers, spotted inside, is very showy, but is surpassed by the garden varieties that have been raised.
grandiflora are less showy.
Showy composites of free growth in ordinary soil.
japonicum, all produce showy blue flowers during the summer months.
Stout growing showy composites for late summer and autumn flowering, requiring rich deep soil, and not to be often disturbed.
They flower in early spring, and all have a fine appearance when in bloom, on account of their large showy umbels of yellow flowers.
Showy composite plants, thriving in good garden soil.
Showy border flowers, mostly growing to a height of i 2 or 2 ft., having deeply cut leaves, and abundant saucershaped blossoms of considerable size.
Showy composites of free growth in lightish soil.
multiflorus, 4 ft., and its double-flowered varieties, bear showy golden yellow flower-heads in profusion, and are well adapted for shrubbery borders; H.
Showy malvaceous plants.
Showy erect-growing plants with papilionaceous.
All large-flowered and showy, but require a little protection in winter.
Free-blooming, showy scrophulariaceous plants, thriving best in moist situations.
The genus of the Evening Primrose, consisting of showy species, all of which grow and blossom freely in rich deep soils.
Very showy plants, often of strong growth, and of easy culture in ordinary garden soil.
Bold and showy labiates, growing in ordinary soil.
across, are showy plants.
pratensis, 2 ft., blue, a showy native species, is quite hardy; the variety lupinoides has the centre of the lower lip white.
speciosa, I to 2 ft., is a showy composite, of easy culture in good garden soil; it produces large corymbs of flowerheads, with numerous narrow blue ray-florets surrounding the yellow disk.
Rather coarse-growing but showy boraginaceous plants, succeeding in ordinary soil.
Showy ranunculaceous plants, of free growth, flowering about May and June.
napellifolius, 2 to 22 ft., golden yellow, are all fine showy kinds.
Showy border flowers of erect spire-like habit, of the easiest culture.
Sow fragrant or showy annuals to flower in pots during winter; and grow on a set of decorative plants for the same object.
They are annual and perennial erect herbs containing a milky juice, with lobed or cut leaves and generally long-stalked regular showy flowers, which are nodding in the bud stage.
C. Crus-Galli, with a somewhat similar distribution and introduced about the same time, is a very decorative species with showy, bright red fruit, often remaining on the branches till spring, and leaves assuming a brilliant scarlet and orange in the autumn; numerous varieties are in cultivation.
Above these rise the towers of the Roman Catholic cathedral, the high curved roofs of the royal audience halls, the palace gateways, and the showy buildings of the Russian and French legations.
To obtain these money had been necessary; and to raise money the pasha had instituted those internal "reforms" - the bizarre system of state monopolies and the showy experiments in new native industries which are described in the article Egypt (q.v.).
Wars were conducted on a showy system by means of mercenaries, who played a safe game in the field and developed a system of bloodless campaigns.
This defeat proved a great mortification to Lord Chatham, and in his irritation against Townshend for this blow, as well as for some acts of insubordination, he meditated the removal of his showy colleague.
The flowers are regular and rather showy, generally with three greenish sepals, followed in regular succession by three white or purplish petals, six to indefinite stamens and six to indefinite free carpels.
Considering the perverted taste of the age, it is perhaps fortunate that the task fell into the hands of no showy declaimer who measured his success by his skill in making surface do duty for substance, but of homely, matter-of-fact scribes, whose sole concern was to record what they knew.
In most respects he was a perfect exponent of the ideals and foibles of his age, and when he broke a promise or repudiated a debt he was but displaying the less satisfactory side of the habitual morality of the 14th century the chivalry of which was often deficient in the less showy virtues.
But the fighting was all on Scottish ground, and Edward repeatedly made incursions, showy if not effective, into the very heart of the northern realm; on one occasion he reached Inverness unopposed.
He was not a showy, hardly even a prominent politician, but effected far more than many more conspicuous men.
The petals are usually showy, and normally alternate with the sepals.
In pelargonium the flowers have been rendered larger and more showy; and such is FIG.
The bogs support unusual plants species such as the insectivorous sundews and pale butterwort, the showy bog asphodel and early marsh orchid.
Oh, the showy American cousins, they do love a parade.
coveting the showy gift is to be content with the one you have.
Macho, showy, the crowds at home love it, but also cowardly and pointless.
The flowers are not particularly showy, although the berry-like drupes can be, when not hidden by the foliage.
But this stylistic eclecticism is not random or pointlessly showy.
Large showy blooms ideal in patio containers will tolerate moderate spring frosts.
Outside she decided her showy black number was a definite non-starter.
The showy cornfield annuals are now a relative rarity in the wild due to ' advances ' in crop weed control.
showy as any flower.
showy flowers with strong scents rely on insects to carry the pollen.
showy plant with large yellow flowers.
showy display from early to mid-May in most seasons.
showy romantic styles sold well to the majority of ordinary British people needing to furnish their homes.
showy, more reflective roles tested his true qualities best.
showy part of the flower in most plants.
I think it fair to say that they are interesting rather than particularly showy plants.
A very big smart traditional Shire, a very showy horse, huge feet, a great big horse with a very good temperament.
Avoid anything too showy - remember - less is more.
It's a shrub grown for its foliage, as its tiny, greenish white flowers are not showy.
Charles's was not a great character, and of qualities rather showy than solid.
The directors of the other films took distinctive, even showy, approaches to their subjects.
This is Actinidia kolomikta, a species from the Far East which has this extraordinary natural leaf variegation as showy as any flower.
Like all-in wrestling too it gives fairly great openings for showy acting.
He is said to have been vain and fat, and to have been so fond of display that he was nicknamed Pompicus, or the Showy (unless the epithet refers to his literary style).
Upon the exposed mountain slopes a species of rhubarb (Rheum Ribes) is noticeable, and also a vetch (Vicia canescens) excellent for sheep. The spring vegetation, which lasts until July, appears to be rich, especially as regards showy plants, such as Corydalis, Gagea, Colchicum, Puschkinia, Geranium, Ornithogalum, &c. The flora of the highest ridges, along the edges of the snow patches, exhibits no forms related to the northern alpine flora, but suggestions of it are found in a Draba, an Androsace, an Alsine and a violet, occurring, however, only in local species.
Showy pea - flowered plants, the smaller species adapted for rockwork; sandy soil.
C. pubescens flore-pleno, 8 to to ft., has showy double-pink convolvuloid flowers in July; C. dahurica is a handsome single-flowered summerblooming kind, with rosy-coloured flowers.
P. vacciniifolium, 6 to to in., is a pretty prostrate subshrubby species, with handsome rose-pink flowers, suitable for rockwork, and prefers boggy soil; P. affine (Brunonis), I ft., deep rose, is a showy border plant, flowering in the late summer; P. cuspidatum, 8 to To ft., is a grand object for planting where a screen is desired, as it suckers abundantly, and its tall spotted stems and handsome cordate leaves have quite a noble appearance.
The heat and the rains give incredible activity to noxious or troublesome insects, and to others of a more showy class, whose large wings surpass in brilliancy the most splendid colours of art.
Ibn Batuta's statements and anecdotes regarding the showy virtues and solid vices of Sultan Muhammad Tughlak are in entire agreement with Indian historians, and add many fresh details.
Hardly less showy than these are the two species of the subgenus Eunetta, - the Falcated Duck, E.
Plants with showy flowers with strong scents rely on insects to carry the pollen.
It is also a showy plant with large yellow flowers.
Individual flowers in the clusters open all at once for a very showy display from early to mid-May in most seasons.
Such heavy and showy romantic styles sold well to the majority of ordinary British people needing to furnish their homes.
But the least showy, more reflective roles tested his true qualities best.
They have no petals, which make up the showy part of the flower in most plants.
It 's a shrub grown for its foliage, as its tiny, greenish white flowers are not showy.
Charles 's was not a great character, and of qualities rather showy than solid.
It tends to be friendly and can be very showy in the ring as it is not shy with strangers.
The males have 8 showy stamen s, the females a forked style.
Stemmed glasses rimmed with colored granules, fruit dangling on showy picks, layers of liquor competing for center stage; easy mixed drinks don't need these fancy trimmings to be tasty, satisfying and refreshing.
Showy knick-knacks and useless trinkets have no place in a rustic style country interior.
Fresh cut flowers definitely have their place in romantic settings, but they're not necessarily the best choice for something as extravagant and showy as a wedding ceremony.
It's stylish without being showy or over-the-top.
Some styles are quite quaint and sweet; others are regal and showy.
Freely produced from August, they are very showy, and continue for weeks in a genial autumn.
Arctotis - Showy half-hardy composites from the Cape, numbering between forty and fifty species, for the most part little known.
Arctotis Grandis - A handsome kind from the Cape, with grey or silvery leaves and stems, and showy white flowers, 2 inches or more across, with a gold-banded pale mauve centre, and shaded with lilac on the outside.
Arctotis Leptorhiza - A showy annual, with rich orange flowers, as is also A. breviscapa, which likes a sunny position.
Vigorous perennials of the Buttercup order, 3 feet to 6 feet high, thriving in free soil; flower spikes, white and long, with showy berries.
The var. rubra of A. spicata has showy fruit.
A nearly allied plant, B. racemosa, from Japan, is less freely climbing in habit, with more rounded leaves, greenish flowers and showy fruits turning from bright red to black.
Dahurian Convolvulus (Convolvulus Dahuricus) - A showy, twining perennial, bearing in summer rosy-purple flowers.
B. hyacintha is a beautiful Chinese Orchid, with ribbed leaves, and slender flower-stems 1 foot or more high, bearing about half a dozen showy flowers of a deep rosy pink.
B. coronata is an interesting annual flower, showy, the foliage elegant, and the growth dwarf, the structure of the flowers singular.
Though not a showy flowering shrub, few others are so rapid in growth, so graceful, and so indifferent to the nature of the soil.
It belongs to the Dogwood family, and the large white bracts are more showy than the flowers.
Its white flowers are not showy, and are succeeded by edible, Raspberry-like fruits.
Buphthalmum - B. speciosum is a bold, free, and showy perennial, hardy, and growing in any soil, with large heart-shaped leaves in great tufts, and, in summer and autumn, handsome heads of showy yellow flowers with dark centres.
Bush Honeysuckle (Weigela) - Graceful and hardy flowering shrubs, summer-leafing, with showy clusters of bloom ranging from pure white to dark crimson.
What are known as the dwarf or nana strain are neat and dwarf in growth, are abundant bloomers and showy.
Cat Mint (Nepeta) - Herbaceous perennials, of which N. macrantha has rather showy purple flowers, but is too tall and coarse for the border.
Catchfly (Silene) - A large family containing few showy plants, but with some of great beauty.
Silene Armeria - a showy annual kind with leafy stems of 12 to 18 inches high, bluish-green foliage, and dense clustered heads of white, pink, or crimson flowers from July to September.
A showy, half-hardy annual from Texas, C.
N. atriplicifolia has beautiful and very showy blue flowers with a white centre, and there is a white variety (N. a. alba).
Although freely borne, they are not at all showy, the feature of the tree being its fruits, over 2 inches in circumference, which become red and eventually purple.
The male and female flowers, borne by different plants, are in small, terminal heads, and are not showy.
In the absence of frost they are showy for a period of several weeks, whilst their fragrance is very noticeable.
In the autumn, when they have died away, the clusters of scarlet berries, on footstalks 10 inches or 12 inches long, are showy.
Cervantesi, also with showy scarlet flowers.
It is the smallest though not the least showy, and, like flava, sweetly scented, the flowers lasting two or three days.
Fargesi are pinnate and the flowers not showy, but the fruits become an attractive blue in autumn.
Its showy flowers of pure white have a ring of bright orange-red, and measure 3 inches in diameter.
Ruyschianum, a handsome species, has narrow Hyssop-like leaves and purplish-blue flowers, but its variety japonicum, a new introduction from Japan, is even more showy.
Although by no means so showy as many others, they are most graceful and distinct in port, and in the shape and color of their flowers.
The stems are about 1 foot high, and bear sulphur-yellow flowers, 1 1/2 inches across, showy in August and September when several are expanded.
P. denticulata is similar to P. virginiana, but rarer and less showy.
Scorpion Iris (Iris Alata) - A beautiful bulbous kind with fine large blossoms, the ground color delicate lilac-blue, with showy blotches of bright yellow, copiously spotted with a darker hue.
E. macranthus, another showy species, is of a neat habit and about 1 foot high.
H. coronarium is a showy plant, 3 or 4 feet high, bearing in summer dense spikes of red flowers.
Among the dwarfer kinds the following is desirable: H. obscurum, a brilliant and compact perennial; 6 to 12 inches high, with racemes of showy purple flowers.
French Willow (Epilobium) - Few of these plants are worthy of cultivation, but some are important, and the best perhaps is the showy crimson native E. angustifolium, of which there is a pure white variety.
Pretty annuals of elegant growth, which bear in summer many showy and curiously-shaped blossoms.
Greek Mallow (Sidalcea) - A group of graceful herbs from North West America, with showy white, pink, or purple flowers in long erect spikes like a miniature Hollyhock.
The best kinds are S. candida, with pretty white flowers an inch across, on tall stems of 2 to 3 feet-a showy plant when freely grouped.
Senecio Artemisiaefolius - A perennial with broad clusters of showy yellow flowers on stems of 12 to 18 inches high.
It has a dwarf form (nana) about a foot high, and there are varieties with double flowers which are showy and desirable, ranging in color from white to deep crimson, and lasting a long while.
This has few or no perfect flowers, the whole truss consisting of the more showy barren ones, which makes it much more rounded, and, together with the pure whiteness of the flowers, has led to its being popularly known as the Snowball Tree.
The flowers are not showy, but give place to oval red berries, blackish-purple when ripe.
Its bright green leaves resemble those of the common Hazel, and its showy heads of pure white flowers, appearing in May and June, sometimes measure 6 inches across.
Some of the annual kinds, if well grown, are showy.
Flowers from July to September, and is pretty in the flower garden in large patches as a relief to showy flowering things.
C. incisa is a good species for borders, owing to its compact habit and large showy light purple flowers, as is also indica, a dwarf species, free-flowering and pretty.
L. rediviva is a perennial similar to the Honesty, but with larger and more showy flowers.
Its flowers are large and showy, of a rich orange, and in form are like Eschscholtzia californica.
Its curious leaves, hollowed like a horn, are blood-red in color, and form a compact tuft 1 foot or more in height and the same in breadth; the flowers, singular in shape, are not very showy.
Cyclamen Daffodil (Hybrid Narcissi Cyclamineus) - A dainty but not showy species, easily grown in a peat-earth rock garden or in pots of peaty compost.
It is only in warm countries their fine form and abundant and showy flowers can be enjoyed.
Isotoma - I. axillaris is a showy half-hardy plant, resembling some of the dwarfer Lobelias, its growth dense and compact, the flowers 1/2 inch across, star-shaped, and of a pale blue, continuing a long time, even till cut off by frosts.
The flowers are showy, coming as whorled heads of bronzy-yellow from June to August, and lasting well on the plant, or when cut.
The large yellow rosette flowers are more showy than those of the single kind, which is a pretty shrub.
Siberian Flag (Iris Sibirica) - A slender plant, 2 or 3 feet high, with narrow grassy leaves, and in summer somewhat small showy blue flowers, beautifully veined with white and violet.
It is not showy enough for every garden, but where admired it may be naturalised in light soil.
It is by no means showy, and its only recommendation for the garden is the singular form of its calyces, which are bell-shaped and densely arranged on erect stems about 1 foot in height.
The flowers and fruits are not showy, coming as dense clusters nestling in the leaf-axils, and only on well-established plants.
The pale greenish-yellow flowers are small, not showy, but the plant is useful from its form and silvery hue for groups and edgings, growing readily in ordinary soil on the level border or on slopes of the rock garden.
It is a showy plant, about 6 inches high, and bears large bright yellow flowers.
Leonitis is a distinct and handsome plant of the Salvia Order, allied to Phlomis, about 2 feet high, and bearing in summer whorls of very showy bright scarlet flowers.
Mallow (Malva) - Stout and sometimes showy perennial and half-shrubby plants, of which there are few pretty garden plants, the majority being coarse and weedy.
M. grandiflora is one of the most showy of hardy annuals, and effective where a bold crimson flower is desired.
M. trifida is smaller in every part, but showy.
E. palustris is a somewhat showy hardy Orchid, 1 to 1 1/2 feet high, flowering late in summer, and bearing rather handsome purplish flowers.
There are double-flowered forms bearing beautiful golden rosettes-Tyremans variety is a good showy one.
It is not showy, but interesting for the bog garden, or may be naturalised in damp peaty soil.
The deep violet flowers are very showy, and there are also white (alba), deep purple (atro-purpurea), and rosy-purple (rosea) varieties.
Though not showy, it is an interesting plant, easily increased by division.
Meadow Rue (Thalictrum) - Perennial herbs with elegant foliage, but not showy flowers.
Its numerous showy flower-heads, of a clear bright purple, are set off by the fresh green foliage.
The showy deep violet-purple flowers are borne in dense erect clusters for a long time.
A. tuberosa (the Butterfly Silk-weed) is the prettiest species, with its clusters of showy bright orange-red flowers in the autumn.
The other species of Kalmia, though very beautiful, are of less value, because they are smaller, more delicate, and less showy, but in peat-soil gardens they should be grown.
Mountain Spider-wort (Lloydia) - L. serotina is a small bulbous liliaceous plant, suitable for the cool parts of the rock garden, and not of the showy order of beauty.
Named Hybrids Arenarium - A showy annual from the Caucasus, bearing purple flowers with dark spots.
A brilliant annual, about 2 feet high, like the common field Poppy, but of a darker red, and with a jet black blotch at the base of each petal conspicuous both inside and out, making masses of this plant showy in early summer.
N. physaloides is a pretty Peruvian half-hardy annual, about 2 feet high, of stout growth, bearing in summer numerous showy blue and white bell-like flowers, and thriving in an open position in light soil.
An annual stately and showy with large flowers, the foliage grey-green, flowers variable in form and color, rank in smell and useless for cutting, but of good effect when grouped boldly.
Orange Ball Tree (Buddleia) - B. globosa is a favourite shrub from Chili, often seen in the southern coast gardens, where it is hardier, and in Ireland; the flowers, balls of bright yellow, are showy in early summer.
Peony, also called Paeony (Paeonia) - Among the most showy of hardy perennial plants, with much beauty of color and often fragrance.
Parrya - A small group of dwarf perennial herbs from high mountain or arctic regions, with thick root-stocks, narrow leaves, and showy flowers in white, rose, or purple, and rather like a dwarf Hesperis in effect.
They are graceful in growth, showy in flower, and have highly-colored fruits, which add much to the beauty of the garden in autumn.
Pearl Berry (Margyricarpus) - Small wiry shrubs, natives of the mountains and cool parts of South America, the flowers not showy, but the berries pretty.
It is easily grown and showy, and could be naturalised, especially on sandy and free soils.
Callirhoe Digitata - A distinct glaucous perennial herb, 2 or 3 feet high, with reddish-purple flowers in summer; it is not so showy as the other kinds.
It is excellent for the rock garden, bearing a continuous crop of showy blossoms from early summer till late in autumn.
Rafinesquei, an evergreen well worthy of culture, bearing in summer large showy yellow blossoms on fleshy branches.
The flowers are of a greenish-white color, and are not so showy as are the berries.
L. virgatum, alatum, Graefferi, flexuosum, and diffusum, smaller plants, and not so showy, are not without beauty.
Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera) - A beautiful little Orchid, G. pubescens having leaves close to the ground, delicately veined with silver; hardy, distinct, and charming, though its flowers are not showy.
Shuttleworthii, like latifolia as to general appearance, but with leaves of a showy golden-green.
Ribes Gordonianum - A hybrid between R. aureum and R. sanguineum, is an old and tolerably common shrub-intermediate in growth as well as in flowers, which are an orange-red; it is distinct and showy.
C. grandiflora is a handsome annual with showy blossoms.
They are of dwarf growth, and have grassy foliage; but though their blossoms are showy, they are not perfectly hardy, and they require to be grown either in frames or in very warm sheltered borders, in light soil.
The showy Crocus-like flowers of these open fullest in sunshine, and vary as to color from crimson, purple, and mauve to white and yellow.
A Rose Selection Macrantha - An early bloomer and a showy kind.
The flowers are large and showy, and of a deep rose, but without fragrance.
These are followed by dense clusters of showy scarlet berries, which ripen in August and hang far into the winter.
Europe, worthy of a place among hardy Orchids, as the flowers are singular and in some kinds beautiful, as S. cordigera, with large showy flowers, chiefly of a blood-red color; S.
Sneeze-weed (Helenium) - Vigorous and showy plants, flowering in autumn, and thriving in any soil, and, where rightly used, excellent plants.
The varieties grandiceps and pumilum are very distinct: grandiceps being of gigantic growth with a fasciated head of bloom, which makes it very showy; pumilum being much dwarfer and better than the type.
The flowers of these kinds are not showy, their growth is coarse, and they smother choicer things.
They are about I foot high, of slender growth, and bear large showy flowers which vary from white to bright scarlet and deep crimson, usually having dark centres.
There are a great many named varieties offered by bulb-growers, one of the most showy and popular being Fire King.
Spraguea - S. umbellata, a singular and pretty plant allied to Claytonia, 6 to 9 inches high, has fleshy foliage, and spikes of showy pinkish blossoms.
Steironema - Showy perennials of the Primrose order from N.
The German growers have a formidable list of kinds, many of which are more curious than showy.
Stokesia - S. cyanea is a handsome hardy American perennial, 18 to 24 inches high, and of stout free growth, with, in September, large showy blue flowers somewhat similar to those of a China Aster.
Erodium Manescavi - a vigorous herbaceous plant, and the most showy kind.
Fruticosa) - This and its varieties are amongst the finest of hardy perennials, 1 to 3 feet high, with showy yellow blossoms.
Sweet Gale (Myrica) - The Myricas, though not showy flowering shrubs, are desirable on account of their scented foliage.
Sweet Verbena (Aloysia) - A. citriodora is a fragrant-leaved bush with small and not showy flowers.
K. comosa is a showy plant, flowering in September, but is rather tender.
A handsome hardy annual species, dwarf, with large and showy yellow blossoms.
Other showy annuals are Ce. sinuata and its variety maxima, Ce. macrantha, odorata, bistorta, Veitchiana, and Drummondi.
Tritonia (Montbretia) - Graceful and showy plants from the Cape, better than most S.
C. Lyoni grows from 2 to 3 feet high, forms a dense mass of stems, with deep green foliage, from July to September bearing dense clusters of showy pink blossoms.
Venidium - V. calendulaceum is a beautiful half-hardy plant of dwarf spreading growth, with in summer showy yellow Marigold-like blossoms, 2 inches across and good for cutting.
Its showy flowers, of rich purplish-violet, are in long slender wreaths that rise erect from a tuft of broad leaves.
They are all showy and of the simplest culture.
It is 12 to 30 inches high, and has showy purple flowers in summer.
Viscaria - V. oculata, a showy and beautiful hardy annual from South Europe, is well suited for a border.
Whitlavia - W. grandiflora is a beautiful herb about a foot high, allied to the Nemophila, with an abundance of showy bell-shaped blossoms of a rich deep blue.
Wild Spikenard (Smilacina) - Graceful but not showy hardy perennials.
A. annua is a graceful plant with tall stems 5 or 6 feet high, the foliage fine, and the flowers not showy in elegant panicles.
S. grandiflora, from Asia Minor and Siberia, is a neat downy plant with showy spikes of reddish-purple or rosy flowers from May onwards, sometimes used in the rougher parts of the rock garden.
Wulfenia - W. carinthiaca is a dwarf, almost stemless evergreen herb, bearing in summer showy spikes, 12 to 18 inches high, of drooping purplish-blue flowers.
W. Amherstiana, from the Himalayas, similar but more showy, is rare.
Mopheads are a very "showy" in the garden with their clustered, vibrant blooms and equally attractive leaves.
Hydrangeas provide showy blossoms for weeks in the spring, then gradually lose their blossoms.
Groups of flowers: Since butterflies are near sighted, and slightly red color blind, flowers with large or showy heads work best.
As a result, the flowers are showy and fragrant, but the vine is not overly aggressive the way pure exotics can be.
Lily: grown from bulbs in a seemingly endless variety with large showy flowers that often produce a strong fragrance.
Few North American spiders are as showy as this species.
Amaryllis is most often associated with Christmas season due to its large showy blooms.
Long oval hoop earrings therefore can look extremely elegant and stylish, perhaps not quite as showy as the round alternative.
There are some ways women can wear their pretty bras in a slightly showy fashion, but none of these ways is suitable for work!
They're sleek and sophisticated without being showy.
Mostly Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre, this Les Buissons is a dark ruby red with a showy nose of black fruit, spiciness, oaky vanilla, and enlivening earthy notes.
Showy flowers like roses or lilacs that attract insects produce a sticky pollen that is less likely to become airborne.
Rumba is a romantic dance, with plenty of showy moves that are learned in progression once this simple partner box step is mastered.
The deer wear intricate and showy headdresses, while the hunters decorate themselves with bells and wooden props.
There is no need for fancy dance steps or a showy display when you are club dancing.
Naturally, this cut is trimmed as low and showy as a bikini can get, but the metallic low-rise ruched briefs promise that any bagging you see is intentional and fashionable.
Dresses were still the norm, but gone were a lot of the frilly embellishments; part of the reason was rationing of materials, but another part was the impracticality of such showy garments when working in factories.
This is an excellent "everyday" bag, perfect for shopping trips, coffee houses, even a trend-conscious trip to the museum, although the bag's showy nature may prove too much for an upscale evening scene.
While just as boisterous as its sister wallets, it's far less showy.
There are sets with classic, simple lines when the goal is a more elegant appearance, as well as showy sets with plenty of glitz for those whose fashion philosophy is "the more bling the better."
They are handsome plants, the tall stem being crowned by racemes of showy flowers.
Waitzia aurea: half-hardy, 12 ft., golden yellow; a showy everlasting.
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