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Zinnia (Cactus-flowered)

Zinnias are natives of the New World and were probably cultivated in Aztec gardens along with dahlias, sunflowers and morning glories before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. They were named 1763 by Linnaeus in honor of Johann Zinn, a German professor of botany and medicine. The first double forms were introduced in France in 1856. Zinnias became popular in the US in the late 19th and early 20th century and many familiar forms were bred here including the first cactus flowering and striped varieties. In the Victorian language of flowers, zinnias meant "thoughts of an absent friend."


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Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. Many members of the genus are cultivated in extensively intemperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils. The most widely cultivated species, Lavandula angustifolia, is often referred to as lavender, and there is a colour named for the shade of the flowers of this species.

Does lavender have special magical properties? It has been used for centuries in the area of love, used to scent love letters, or used as a perfume to attract the opposite sex. Back in the Renaissance days lavender would be combined with rosemary and used to secure the chastity of a woman.

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Bells of Ireland

Moluccella laevis (Bells-of-Ireland, Bells of Ireland, Molucca balmis, Shellflower, Shell flower) is a summer flowering annual, native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. It is cultivated for its spikes of flowers. In the language of flowers, it represents luck.


Matthiola Incana

A possible native in South Wales, Southern England and The Channel Islands, this is nationally a very scarce plant which likes to be warm by the sea. It used to be gathered in armfuls from the cliffs of the Isle of Wight for its "delicious perfume". Nowadays, although there are still a good number of plants to be found, there are not enough to gather in "armfuls". The leaves are usually entire and the long fruit pods are characteristic.

It is mostly found along the south coast of England, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man with a few outposts here and there in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.


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HANA: Part V

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The Greek root helikonios is where the word and name for helconia derives. This by far, isn’t the only name known to this plant. Some of the nicknames that are popular are imposter bird of paradise, wild plantains and lobster claws. It is a widely popular plant even with a host of other names that it goes by. Its popularity is in part due to the fact that it is beautiful and that it looks like many plants that are much more difficult to grow.

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The fifth most popular flower in the world, Gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity and cheerfulness. When you want to send the gift of cheer, Gerbera daisies are your sure choice. Distinguished by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers, Gerbera daisies come in vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colours that these flowers boast. 


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