Daffodils, dahlias, and daisies are just a few of the beautiful flowers that begin with the letter D. Come explore an array of delightful blooms, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any garden.
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Dahlias are tuberous-rooted, herbaceous perennials that grow to 4 feet in height and bloom mid-summer to frost in a wide variety of colors. They prefer full sun and rich, moist well-drained soils. To overwinter dahlias, lift the tubers after frost and store in a cool (50-60°F), dry location. Be sure to mark their location as they do not tolerate transplanting well. Dahlias are also excellent cut flowers.
Most people are familiar with the classic white daisy. However, this cheerful flower actually comes in a wide range of colors, including yellow, pink, red, and orange. The daisy is a member of the Asteraceae family, which also includes sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and zinnias. These cheerful flowers are native to Europe, Asia, and Australia but can now be found all over the world.
Daffodils are a type of spring-flowering plant in the genus Narcissus. The common daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, is probably the best known of the 50 or so species and 13,000 varieties of narcissus. It is native to Europe and Asia but has been naturalized throughout much of the temperate zone.
Delphinium, also called larkspur, is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. They are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Dianthus, also known as “pinks” or “carnations”, is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. The name Dianthus comes from the Greek words for divine (“dios”) and flower (“anthos”). The flowers are often very fragrant, and they can be found in a wide range of colors including white, pink, red, purple, and yellow. Dianthus plants are native to Europe and Asia, but they are also grown in North America.
Some common species of Dianthus include:
-Dianthus caryophyllus (Clove pink)
-Dianthus chinensis (China pink)
-Dianthus gratianopolitanus (Cheddar pink)
-Dianthus plumarius (Garden pinks)