50 Fabulous Flowers

Take a tour of some of HGTV editors' favorite flowers.

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Native Wisteria

Unlike Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) that spreads aggressively, Native American wisteria is just as beautiful but less likely to overtake your garden. Look for it at native plant nurseries near you.

Lenten Rose

The magnificent Lenten Rose, or Helleborus x hybridus cultivar, loves moist shade, and often blooms before winter ends, then continues through spring. Plants are tufts of glossy evergreen leaves, and single rose form flowers come in colors.

'Appleblossom Rosebud' Pelargonium

'Appleblossom Rosebud', a Pelargonium hybrid, packs pink and white petals into umbels that resemble clusters of rosebuds. Grown in full sun, this pelargonium blooms in spring, summer and fall.

Hyacinth 'Aida'

Deep purple blossoms distinguish this hyacinth variety.

Orange Cannas

The colors of orange canna plants range from soft pastel shades through to deep rich oranges. Native to the tropics, these summer-blooming bulbs need to be dug up and stored over winter in most areas.

'Ladybug' Poppy

The 'Ladybug' poppy is one of over 120 species in the poppy family. It is a good variety for containers.

Pelargonium 'Margaret Soley'

Pelargoniums are tender perennials and are great for decorating edges along walks or paths.

Surfinia 'Summer Double Rose'

There’s nothing shy about this fuchsia-pink, doubled petunia. It’s a trailer with good resistance to wind, rain and humidity.

Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Rhapsody Blue'

The florets of this hydrangea have a distinctive geometric shape, and are closely packed into full, richly colored mophead flowers held up on sturdy stems. The tidy habit and good wilt-resistance add to its appeal. The real show, however, may be its easy shift from pink to rich amethyst blue. Will reach 2-3 feet in height and is hardy to zone 5.  

Hydrangea Quercifolia 'Gatsby's Moon'

These doubled, pure white florets are tightly packed and create very full panicles with a unique quilted effect. As the bloom ages, it turns a nice shade of green that lasts through most of the season. It is a native plant, will grow to 6-10 feet in height and is hardy to zone 5.

Classic Beauty

Hydrangeas display a beautiful antiquity. The 'Nikko Blue' is a mophead variety with rounded, blue blooms.

'Easy Does It' Rose

This beautiful rose hails from the Harkness family in England and is easy to grow.

Old Garden Rose

Old garden roses are a class of roses that have been in existence since before 1867, when the first hybrid tea rose was developed. Old garden roses are some of the most beautiful and fragrant of all roses. They need no spray or fertilizer and little other care, except for pruning in early spring to remove any dead, damaged or diseased branches.

Gorgeous Star-Shaped Alliums

Up close you can see the dozens of star-shaped blooms that form the globe-like cluster on this allium.

Hyacinth 'Hollyhock'

This hyacinth cultivar is characterized by its intense pink color.

Dahlia 'Pink Jupiter'

The 'Pink Jupiter' is a giant semi-cactus dahlia with a sumptuous, expressive form.

'Catherina Fontijn' Peony

The 'Catherina Fontijin' peony is a soft pink variety with rosette shaped flowers that fade to white with age.

Dahlia 'Karma Sangria'

This delightful dahlia cultivar was featured at the Olympics of plants and flowers, London's 2013 Chelsea Flower Show.

Dahlia 'Magenta Star'

The large single flowers of 'Magenta Star' offer nice visual contrast to its dark leaves.

Dahlia 'K Marten Zwaan'

This spring planted bulb likes sun but can tolerate some shade.

Lupine Flowers

Lupines or lupinus, which are part of the flowering legume family, are popular in British gardens.

Dahlia 'Karma Choc'

Dramatic, rich velvety blooms make this dahlia cultivar one of the darkest available.

Dahlia 'Ballego's Glory'

Exquisite color radiates from this beautiful dahlia cultivar.

Dahlia 'Tommy Keith'

This pompom "fancy" dahlia cultivar has been around since 1846.

Dahlia 'Bonny Blue'

This dahlia grows well in direct sun but prefers a sheltered site.

Dahlia 'Edge of Gold'

Dahlia 'Edge of Gold' is an old-fashioned favorite that is great for a cutting garden.

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

This vividly-colored fuschia heirloom dahlia dates from 1928.

Dahlia 'Doris Day'

A 1952 stunner, this one is named for the squeaky clean film star.

Dahlietta

Dahlietta is a compact hybrid dahlia.

Dahlia 'Spectacular'

This 1967 dahlia is truly a showstopper.

Mystery Dahlia

Help HGTVGardens identify this gorgeous dahlia.

Dalia 'Edinburgh'

The 'Edinburgh' is an heirloom—or heritage in British parlance—dahlia from 1950.

Dahlia 'Duet'

The dahlia 'Duet' originated in 1955.

'York Minster' Rose

'York Minster' is a floribunda rose with creamy white flowers.

Dahlia 'HS Wink'

This pink dahlia 'HS Wink' has a perky attitude.

Dahlia 'Franz Kafka'

A dahlia named for the renowned German writer, author of "The Metamorphosis."

Cirsium Rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

This 'Atropurpureum' cultivar is one of the most sought-after thistles to grow in England.

Rose Carris 'Harmanna'

This variety is a large flowered hybrid tea spiral rose.

'Channabelle' Rose

The 'Channabelle' sports dusty pink double blooms.

'Natasha Richardson' Rose

This delicate pink rose is named for the film actress.

'Bloom of Ruth' Rose

A subtle peach color distinguishes the 'Bloom of Ruth'.

'Sarah Bernhardt' Peony

Showy, large bowl-shaped flowers define the 'Sarah Bernhardt' peony.

'Shirley Temple' Peony

The 'Shirley Temple' peony is prized for its large, fragrant blooms.

Delphinium 'Christel'

This gorgeous purple and blue 'Christel' delphinium usually peaks around mid-June to early July in the United Kingdom, and would boast its most vibrant color then according to Terry and Jean Woolley of the UK's Delphinium Society.

Heirloom Peony

This spectacular heirloom peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) graces the grounds of the Biltmore Estate's Walled Garden.

'James Crawford Weguelin' Peony

This spectacular peony cultivar blooms at the former home to British royalty, Hampton Court Palace.

Pelargonium 'Ashfield Serenade'

Pelargoniums are a large, diverse group of mostly evergreen flowers.

Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Paraplu'

These mophead blooms range from candy pink to an intense hot pink. The florets are doubled, and arch downward like a phalanx of dainty umbrellas. It’s a stunning effect! The blooms hold up well in the heat. The compact habit and glossy foliage add to its appeal. Will reach 2 ½’-3 feet in height, and is hardy to zone 5.  

Allium 'Early Emperor'

'Early Emperor' alliums mix with yellow and white gladioli to form a welcoming path. Consider mixing alliums with both similarly tall and then shorter plants and flowers for contrast.

Dahlia 'Thomas Edison'

This dahlia, 'Thomas Edison' is an oldie, introduced in the 1940s. You know it’s a winner because, like Edison's light bulb, it’s still around.