It’s February, the month of romance. This year for Valentine’s Day, why not surprise your loved one with a “Love Plant” instead of fattening chocolates or expensive jewelry? Here are a few suggestions for adding some love to your garden:
Love in a Mist (Nigella)
Nigella is one of my favorite self-seeding annuals. Here in Zone 5, I sprinkle the seeds here and there in the potager’s interior border on Valentine’s Day.
Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate (Polygonum orentale)
This is another annual that will self-seed. Architectural in the flower border, since it needs its full 4-5′ to show off the prettg burgundy flower stalks.
Heart’s Ease or Love-in-Idleness (Viola tricolor)
Cupid’s Dart (Catanache) (no photo)
“Cupid” Pepperomia is a lovely variegated houseplant in cold regions.
Passionflower Vine (Passiflora)
Love Charm (Clytostoma callistegioides)
Bridal Veil (Clerodendrum wallichii)
Love plant (Anacampseros telephiastrum)
Love Tree (Ceris siliquastrum)
Love vine (Antigonon leptopus)
Love grass (Eragrostis)
Bridal Bouquet (Plumeria pudica)
Heart of flame (Bromelia Balansae)
Lad’s Love (Artemisia arbrotanum)
Hearts on a string or Hearts Entangled (Ceropegia Woodii)
Wedding Palm (Lytocaryum weddellianum)
Heart Vine (Ceropegia Coodii)
Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
Love Apple (Lycopersicum esculetum or Tomato)
Love in a Puff Vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum)
“Queen of Hearts” Petunia
Or, these lovely growing entwined hearts of creeping fig that I saw at the St. Petersburg, FL farmers’ market:
Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope your life is filled with love…and flowers!