All You Need is Love…Plants!

Love is the flower compressed  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:

Nigella 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.

Violas compressed Heart’s Ease or Love-in-Idleness (Viola tricolor)

Cupid’s Dart (Catanache) (no photo)

Cupid pepperomia  “Cupid” Pepperomia is a lovely variegated houseplant in cold regions.

Passionflower Vine (Passiflora)


Love Charm (Clytostoma callistegioides)

Lovejoy (Episcia)

Bridal veil compressed  Bridal Veil (Clerodendrum wallichii)

Love plant (Anacampseros telephiastrum)

Love Tree (Ceris siliquastrum)

Love vine (Antigonon leptopus)

Love grass (Eragrostis)

Bridal bouquet compressed 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 Wedding Palm (Lytocaryum weddellianum)

Heart Vine (Ceropegia Coodii)

Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Tomato Polbig compressed Love Apple (Lycopersicum esculetum or Tomato)

Love in a Puff Vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum)

Queen of Hearts Petunia compressed  “Queen of Hearts” Petunia

Or, these lovely growing entwined hearts of creeping fig that I saw at the St. Petersburg, FL farmers’ market:  Heart vines

Happy Valentine’s Day.  I hope your life is filled with love…and flowers!



About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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7 Responses to All You Need is Love…Plants!

  1. bcparkison says:

    Beautiful flowers and plants. I had never heard of “Love in a Mist” until my crafting buddy came out with a die to make them out of paper.You might find them on my blog at Any way aren’t they pretty in real life? Thanks for the list.

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  2. I love ‘love lies bleeding’, but last time I tried to grow some I failed miserably. My thumb is a deeper green now, I just might try again : D Thanks for this lovely list!



  3. Those are some great ideas! I started a few ‘love apple’ seeds today. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.

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  4. Such a good idea! 🙂

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  5. Such great names. Kiss me over the garden gate. Love this!

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